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ROCHDALE VICTORIA STREET METHODIST WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009
additional information
Bernard P - Great War Forum - 2009

The brass memorial was orginally in Victoria Street Wesleyan Methodist Chapel which has subsequently demolished and replaced with a Nursing Home. The memorial is now safely housed elsewhere but due to the large number of thefts of brass plaques lately we cannot reveal its exact location. There are 12 names of the fallen, 88 names of men who served and three names of ladies who served.

Photograph courtesy of Bernard P - Great War Forum - 2009

TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND
IN MEMORY OF
TWELVE BRAVE MEN WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES FOR US
ALSO AS AN EXPRESSION OF
GRATITUDE TO OTHERS
WHO SERVED IN THE GREAT WAR

THE FALLEN    

BOTTOMLEY

William 'Willie'

Private 701172, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Killed in action between 25th and 28th September 1916. It is possible he was killed around Courcelette Born 27th August 1884 in Littleborough. Previously attended Littleborough Central School. Husband of Elsie Florence Bottomley, of 432, Isbister St., St. Charles, Manitoba. Trade appears to be Stevecutter. Enlisted 19th February 1916 and passed fit 21st February 1916 at Winnipeg, Manitoba. Height 5 feet 6 inches, girth 36 inches, complexion fair, eyes grey, hair fair. Religion Methodist. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Cnaada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 905 - 38

DEEMER

Sydney

Private 62815, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 10th August 1918. Aged 20. Enlisted Bury, Lancashire, resident Littleborough. Son of Charles and Eleanor Ann Deemer, of 18, Bare Hill St., Littleborough, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 and 6.

HARRIS

Norman

Private 49023, 10/11th Battalion, Highland Light iNfantry. Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 24. Born Settleborough, Lancashire, enlisted Rochdale. Son of the late William and Elizabeth Harris. Formerly 26900, Royal Scots. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 8.

JACKSON

Stanley

Private 241457, 1/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 6th September 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident littleborough, enlisted Rochdale. Son of Thomas and Emma Jackson, of 85, Todmorden Rd., Littleborough, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.

KERR

Christopher James

Acting Corporal 15639, 2nd [SDGW] or 1st [CWGC] Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action 29th October 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Rochdale, resident Littleborough. Son of Hall and Hannah Kerr, of 64, Summit, Littleborough, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 38 to 40.

KERSHAW

Tom

possibly Thomas KERSHAW, Private 49246, 3rd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died in United Kingdom 25th December 1918. Aged 31. Born Littleborough, enlisted Rochdale. Son of Solomon and Esther Kershaw; husband of Maud Eastwood (formerly Kershaw), of 7, Green Mount Terrace, Hanson Lane, Halifax. Buried in DEARNLEY CEMETERY, LITTLEBOROUGH, Lancashire. Section D. Grave 54.

LEE

Henry Howarth

Lance Corporal S/8033, 11th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 19th September 1916. Aged 23. Born Littleborough, enlisted and resident Rochdale. Son of Isaac and Betty Lee, of Clough Field House, Hollingworth Rd., Littleborough, Lancs. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row F. Grave 14.

LORD

John

Private DM2/129937, Mechnical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 23rd June 1917. Born Littleborough, enlisted and resident Rochdale. Buried in ST. JAMES CHURCHYARD, CALDERBROOK, Lancashire. Section G. Grave G3.

ROTHWELL

Lincoln

Serheant (Mechnaic) 12499, Royal Air Force. Died 25th November 1918. Buried in ST. JAMES CHURCHYARD, CALDERBROOK, Lancashire. Section II. Grave 5.

SHORE

Walter

A newspaper item gives that on the 30 November 1918, Corporal Walter Shore (Canadian Engineers) died in a Casualty Clearing Station in France of Influenza, Corporal Shore leaving a widow, his father living at 75 Halifax Road, Littleborough. His name is listed on the Littleborough Cenotaph as well as the Victoria Street Wesleyan Chapel War Memorial. The 1901 Census includes a Shore family at 13 Old Mill, Ealees where Walter (a Machine Stocking Knitter – Woollen) lived with his parents John and Emma and brother and sister. This address is not too far from 75 Halifax Road.

The CWGC records a Pte Walter Shore WR/31945 who died on 29th November 1918. He had served with the Royal Engineers, 222nd Transport Company. There is no record of a Walter Shore in the Canadian Army. Whilst the information from the local newspaper doesn’t conform to the other records, the link to an Engineering Regiment and the DOD after the Armistice would suggest that it is one and the same person.

WALKDEN

Alfred

Private 3699, "C" Company, 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 6th October 1915. Aged 21. Born bacup, enlisted Bury. Son of James and Sarah Alice Walkden, of 35, Harehill Rd., Littleborough, Manchester. Buried in BLAUWEPOORT FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Section C. Grave 13.

WILSON

Horace Hargreaves

Private 9443, 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 24th September 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Littleborough, enlisted Rochdale. Son of the late Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.

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1918
FOR THEY ARE WORTHY
SERVED    

BAMFORD

Frank

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BAMFORD

Orlando

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BREARLY

Tom S

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BRIERLEY

Fred

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BRIGGS

Leonard

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BUTTERWORTH

Fred

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BUTTERWORTH

Hubert

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BUTTERWORTH

Walter

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BUTTERWORTH

Willie

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CHARLESWORTH

James

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COCKROFT

Edgar

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COUPE

John E

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FEARNLEY

George

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FIELDEN

John R

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FIRTH

Harry

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GIBSON

Horace

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GRIMSHAW

Tom

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HALL

Peter

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HALL

Willie

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HARRIS

Eric

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HARRIS

John

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HARRIS

Nevin

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HARTLEY

Wilfred

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HOLT

Edward S

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HOLT

Robert

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HOWARTH

Ernest

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HOWARTH

Henry W

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HOYLE

James

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HUNTER

William A A

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JACKSON

Donald

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JACKSON

Frank

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JACKSON

Fred

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JACKSON

G Ernest

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JACKSON

Harry

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JACKSON

Herbert

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JACKSON

J Hubert

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JACKSON

Leonard

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JACKSON

Walter

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KELLY

Frank

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KERSHAW

Wilfred

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LAW

Walter

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LAYCOCK

Albert E

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LEACH

Percy

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LINDOP

Harry

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LORD

Fred

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MASON

Fred

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MILLS

Harry

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MILLS

John A

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MILLS

Wilfred

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MILLS

Willie

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MILNE

Harold A

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MINTOFT

Fred

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PALEY

Roger D

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PICKLES

Clifford

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PINE

John W

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REDMAN

Percy

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ROSCOE

Tom R

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SCARR

Ronald J

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SCHOFIELD

Ben W

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SHAW

Ernest

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SHAW

Frank

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STOTT

Arnold

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STOTT

James W

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TATTERSHALL

William H

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TINKER

Frank

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WATSON

Christopher

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WATSON

Henry William

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WHEATLEY

John J

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WHIPP

Archie

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WILD

Frank R

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WILD

Harry

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WILD

John W

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WILD

W Everett

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WILKINSON

J Reed

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WILLIAMSON

Harold E

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WINTERBOTTOM

Clement

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GRIMSHAW

Sarah

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JACKSON

Rhoda

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SALT

Florence M

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Last updated 25 August, 2009

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