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WATERSHEDDINGS FAMILY BURIAL SOCIETY , OLDHAM
WAR MEMORIAL & ROLL OF HONOUR

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

The memorial is to be found within the Lady Chapel of St Thomas Church, Moorside, Oldham where it has resided since its original place of residence, the chruch in the adjoining suburb/village, was demolished. It takes the form of a Roll of Honour with three columns of names, those who died are marked.
Photograph Copyright © Geoff Arrowsmith 2007

WATERSHEDDINGS FAMILY BURIAL SOCIETY
EUROPEAN WAR 1914-15-16-17-18
ROLL OF HONOUR
  MANCH REGT
F.SMITH
F.PERCIVAL
J. PERCIVAL
T. SUTCLIFFE
E. SUTCLIFFE
J. WHITEHEAD
H. BESWICK
J. RUSSELL
*H. LEES
J.H. STOTT
KINGS LIVPL
F. AINSWORTH
J. WHITEHEAD
W. KERSHAW
R. HOLROYD
J. HOLROYD
R.G.A.
H. WILD
B. KILNER
T. ATKIN
H. BROOKS
A.S.C.
T. CORLESS
F.J. LARDER
A. BESWICK
G. WILLIAMSON
J. HAMPSON
F. RIXSON

R.A.M.C.
G. BRADBURY
*E. BAILEY
R.WILD
R.F.A.

RPH. WILD
*F. MOORE
H. MOORE
M. ATKIN
T. STANDRING
T. FITTON
P. WHITEHEAD
H. JACKSON
STH LANCS
S. ROBINSON
H. BRATT
F. HOWARTH
F. LEES
H.COLLIER
R.F.C.
H. BRADDOCK
A. MILNER
J.W. HILTON
J. WHITEHEAD

S. TITHER 9TH HUSRS
L.S. GOLDBY     " "
J. SIDDALL CANADS
F. TETLOW     " "
J. MOORE K.O.R.L
C.J. HOWLETT
H. BRATT BORDR REGT
*T. HEYWOOD G.GDS
J. WHITEHEAD R.D.C.
T. STANEVEN R.E.
J.G. MOSS     " "
E. HALLIDAY WST RDG
*J.S. CROSS RYL NVY
A. MAPPIN L.N. LANS
* F. BROADBENT NTH FUSL
G. WALKER AUSTLS
T. HAMPSON LANC FUSS
H. SARGENT L.F.
C. TAYLOR STH WLS BDS
* H WILLIAMSON R.F
S. TAYLOR R.A.M.C
J. STANDING R.N.
E. TURNER MANTR RGT
H. BRIERLEY     " "
S. STANDING WST RDG RGT
E. MARLAND R.F.A.
H. DIXON D BN OF WELL
W.DIXON 11TH LANC FUS
H. AINSWORTH R.F.A

 
THIS TABLET WAS UNVEILED BY B. MAXSON, ESQ. PRESIDENT, MAY 13TH 1918.
Details of those who died
LEES Harry
Lance Corporal 33929, 23rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23rd February 1917. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Oldham. Son of Joseph and Hannah Lees, of 8, Whitecroft St., Watersheddings, Oldham, Lancs. No known grave. Commmeorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
BAILEY Ernest
Private 124711, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in the United Kingdom 29th October 1918. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Oldham. Son of Charles and Emma Bailey, of 15, Saxon St., Oldham. Buried in GREENACRES CEMETERY, OLDHAM, Manchester. Grave reference: H1. CE. 45.
BROADBENT Frank
Private 35646, 20th Battalion (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action 27th April 1917. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Oldham. Son of the late John Thomas and Eliza Jane Broadbent. No known grave. Commmeorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2 and 3.
CROSS John Samuel
Cheif Engine Room Artficer 269824, H.M.S. Formidable, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship when it was sunk by torpedo from German submarine U24 off Portland Bill, in the English Channel, 1st January 1915. No known grave. Commmeorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, kent. Panel 10.
HEYWOOD Tom
[Listed as HAYWOOD on SDGW] Guardsman 26776, 4th Battalion,Grenaider Guards. Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 30th August 1917. Born Clarksfield, Oldham, enlisted Oldham. Son of John W. Heywood, of 58, Sharples Hall St., Oldham. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 12.
MOORE Fred
Gunner L/24128, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4th April 1918. Enlisted Ashton-Under-Lyne, resident Oldham. *** Cannot locate on CWGC ***
WILLIAMSON Harry
Private PS/7631, 19th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 2nd January 1916. Aged 25. Born Oldham, enlisted Manchester, resident Hollingwood. Son of Thomas H. and Emily A. Williamson, of Oldham; husband of Mary Beels (formerly Williamson), of 5, Baker St., Chadderton, Oldham. Buried in WOBURN ABBEY CEMETERY, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 15.
Some details of those who survived
SIDDALL John
Private 473193, Canadians. Born 16th December 1885 in Oldham. Son of Sarah Siddall, 109 Balfour, Oldham, Lancs. Wood turner by trade. Unmarried. Passed fit for service 11th August 1915, enlisted 16th August 1915 at Prince Albert, Canada, aged 30. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, complexion light, eyes blue, hair fair; religion Presbyterian. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8893 - 58

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