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GREATER MANCHESTER CO-OPERATIVE WHOLESALE SOCIETY
BUILDINGS AND SHOPFITTINGS DEPARTMENT WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2009

An article on the BBC website identified this memorial as being found on a scrapheap in Greater Manchester. The World War I memorial carries the names of 60 men from around the Manchester area who were killed. It has been sitting in a warehouse in Trafford Park for 15 years - but staff do not know where it came from. The memorial measures about 5ft (1.52m) high by 30in (76cm) and appears bronze, but is made of a cast metal. There are 49 names listed with surname, initials, Regiment and how they died. The transcription has been taken from a photograph and may well be incorrect in places, corrections welcomed. Records currently used for research include CWGC, SDGW, de Ruvigny's and the National Roll of the Great War.

The Great War Forum picked up this thread and ran with it, could the memorial be identified, the answer was Yes, several people gave their expertise to find the answer. It was eventually discovered to be a missing memorial for the Co-Operative Wholesale Society Buildings and Shopfittings Department, Vere Street, Salford, Greater Manchester. Details of this department can be found on Salford Council's website. In the Manchester City Battalions book of honour 35 of the 49 names are listed under the Co-Operative Wholesale Society's Roll of honour.

The workshop has long since been demolished all the surrounding terraced houses gone, replaced by a modern light industrial estate. On part of the old Vere Street site the C.W.S. has still retained a new style modern office building, which is believed to be a computer centre. The rest of the site is an industrial company workshop, named Safeline Metal Tolido, who make metal detectors for industry.

BACKGROUND TO C.W.S. IN VERE STREET

The C.W.S. Joinery and Shop fitting Workshops in Vere Street, Salford were by reputation, at the time, the very best joinery and shop fitting workshop in the whole north west of England, if not in the whole country. Its reputation for its quality of work went before it. To become a apprentice at the C.W.S. you were very lucky. One was very privileged to obtain employment, usually then only approximately six apprenticeships were started each year, with a long waiting list, of potential budding young joiners. Based on the edge of the Salford dock complex, off Eccles New Road, it was a place of skilled self sufficiency, a hive of activity, a large industrial complex. The main offices contained the management team and administration, the architects and planners, the estimators and draughtsman. All these people were housed in the relatively modern 2 storey office block, this was adjacent to the site entrance gate, at the bottom of Vere Street, off Eccles New Road. On the left hand side of the gate was, the general building yard, the plumbers and builders maintenance workshops. On the right hand side of the offices was the joinery workshops that comprised the bottom shop and the rear top upstairs workshop on the first floor. Approximately 250 staff worked here in the shop fitting department. These comprised of joiners, setter's out's, markers in, machinists, French polishers, painters, timber carriers and engineers. Approximately 100 joiners worked downstairs and approximately 50 upstairs, all working at lines of 12 foot long wooden joiner's benches. All the work was bespoke, purpose made for the extensive massive C.W.S. National Organisation. All work was then almost exclusively in hardwood, approximately 5% of items were made in softwood. Specialist, rare, expensive, imported, hardwood timbers, teak, oak, mahogany, iroko, walnut, all arriving either by road or in railway wagons shunted onto the site on the internal railway system which extended out on to the dock complex, beyond the rear fence. Delivered by steam train often straight from the incoming ships on the dock berths. English hardwoods English oak, beech and sycamore. Solid timber now seldom seen, the moral of the C.W.S. was quality before quantity, everything was designed and purpose made. The C.W.S. was one of the largest retail shopping organisations extending all over the country on a national basis. It had shops in every town, it had local offices, and many specialist factory premises. They provided all the shop fronts and interiors for every type of shop. Grocers, butchers, cobblers, furniture shops, dry cleaners, all the different type of shops you used to find on the high street in every town, all were owned by the local C.W.S. Society. Every type of factory premises and offices were included on the C.W.S. estate. They had their own dairy, they manufactured butter and margarine, soap, shoes, furniture, in fact every product you can name. They had factories all over the country to make all, and every, product needed, even making coffins, bicycles, beds, kiddies prams and televisions. Every day was different, every job was different, all the items had to be designed, made, constructed and finished, often large items which had to be prefabricated, then dismantled again, for handling, access and transportation, and delivery. Sent out on C.W.S. transport accompanied by specialist teams of shop fitters who regularly travelled to all parts of the country only returning when the job was completed often on a scheduled shop opening date. The C.W.S. based in Vere Street closed in 1986.

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ROLL OF HONOUR

ALLEN A
Manchester Regiment. Killed in action
ALLEN G
Welsh Regiment. Killed in action
ALSTON Dixon
Rifleman Y/1697, 3rd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 9 March 1915. Born (13 May 1875) and enlisted Clitheroe. Baptised 6 June 1875 at St Mary Magdalene, Clitheroe, Lancashire, son of James Alston & Margaret, of Clitheroe. Brother of Thomas (below). Throstl(?) Room Labourer in 1911 census. Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.
ALSTON Thomas
Rifleman R/3996, 8th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Clitheroe. Son of James and Margaret Alston; brother of Dixon (above). Cotton Weaver in 1911 Census. Church of England. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
ASHTON William
Private 8745, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 9 October 1916. Aged 36. Born Ardwick, enlisted Manchester, resident Pendleton. Husband of Vesta B. Ashton, of 16, Montague St., Pendleton, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was a Bricklayer's Labourer, aged 30, living with wife Vesta Ashton and 4 children at 2 Newton Buildings Ancoats Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.
ASPIN Richard
Acting Corporal 13581, 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Aged 24. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born Daisiefield, Lancs, enlisted Clitheroe, resident Blackburn. Son of William and Eleanor Aspin. In the 1911 Cesus he was an Apprentice to a Joiner, born Blackburn. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 D.
BOWKER Robert
Private 11819, 6th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action in Mesopotamia 3 December 1917. Born and enlisted Clitheroe. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 19.
BURT James
Private 253113, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 April, 1917. Born Lancaster, enlisted Middleton, resident Harpurhey. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 4.
CASEY Edward

Lance Sergeant 11322, 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 19 August 1917. Born Salford, enlisted Manchester, resident Pendleton. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.

Extract from "National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section XIV - Salford"

CASEY, E., Sergt., Border Regiment.

He volunteered at the commencement of hostilities, and, sent to Gallipoli in April 1915, fought in the Landing at Cape helles, in the Battle of Krithia, and was wounded at Sulva Bay in the following August. After treatment in Manchester he procedded to France in August 1916, and was in action on the Somme. He fell fighting at Langemarck in August 1917, and was entitled to the 1914-15 Star, and the general Service and Victory medals.

"He joined the great white company of valiant souls."

8, Doveridge Street, Pendleton Z3757
CLARKE Thomas
[Memorial states 118th Brigade] Sergeant 72973, 118th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 23. Born St. Matthew's, Stockport, enlisted Stockport. Son of Joseph James and Mary Clarke, of 44 Aberdeen Crescent, Edgeley, Stockport. Formerly 1121, Cheshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 56.
CROSS George

Private 19208, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 16 November 1917. Buried in ST. JOSEPH'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, MOSTON, Lancashire. Soldiers' Plot. 184 (Screen Wall). [Not listed on SDGW]

Extract from Soldiers Papers on Ancestry.com:

Born Audley Blackburn. Son of Martha Cross of 4 Willington St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Enlisted Manchester 8/9/14. Aged 19 years 7 months at enlistment, address 4 Willington St, Cheetham Hill, occupation joiner/woodcutting machinist, height 5' 3", weight 104lbs with good physical development, complexion sallow, eyes brown, hair dark brown, religion Roman Catholic. To France 4/9/15. To Salonica 29/10/15. Admitted 67 Field Ambulance 22/12/15 (rheumatism). Joined Advanced Depot at Karaissi 3/3/16. Admitted 28 General Hospital (Salonica) 28/8/16 with 'nephritis'. Invalided to UK 29/9/16 arriving 11/10/16 on board HS Warilda and later HS Brittania suffering from malaria contracted in August and posted to Depot. Admitted 5 London General Hospital 11/10/16 to 12/4/17 - (chronic nephritis - malaria). Discharged 11/4/17 owing to illness - aged 22 years 77 days - address 5 Oak Rd, The Cliff, Lower Broughton. He was described as a man of very good character.

DAVIES John Samuel
Private 200402, 1/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 28 June 1917. Born West Bromwich, Staffordshire, enlisted Clitheroe. Buried in RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 22.
DEAKIN William Arthur
Private 37035, 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Missing, believed killed in action 9 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Salford, enlisted Manchester. Son of the late William and Sarah Deakin, of 63, Brideoak St., Cheetham, Manchester. Employed as a Clerk. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A.
DUNN T
King’s Own (Royal Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action
either
T Dunn, Private 21381, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 16 August 1916. Born Rochdale, enlisted Manchester.
or
John Logan AKA T Dunn.- John Andrew Logan - Private - 9944 Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), "C" Coy, 2nd Battalion. Killed in Acton 8 May 1915 aged 28. Commemorated at Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Panel 12. (Served as DUNN), Son of the late Stephen and Jane Loghan. John served under the name Thomas Dunn and CWGC entry for Dunn gives the following details: DUNN, T - Private 9944, Died 8 May 1915 ALIAS see "LOGHAN," the true family name. This man is on the Regent Square memorial as well. SDGW lists him as Thomas DUNN, Private 9944, 2nd Battalion, King's Owen (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 8 May 1915. Born Salford, enlisted Manchester.
DUNHAM J
East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds
FAGAN Thomas [Henry]
Sergeant 3040, 4th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 5 January 1917. Born Collyhurst, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of John and Julia Fagan. Buried in ST. JOSEPH'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, MOSTON, Lancashire. Soldiers' Plot. 180 (Screen Wall).
FELL James
Rifleman Y/1692, 3rd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 13 May 1915. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Clitheroe. Son of James and Elizabeth Fell; husband of Mary Elizabeth Taylor (formerly Fell), of Corporation Yard, Clitheroe, Lancs. In 1911 census he was a weaver in a cotton mill, unmarried. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.
GIBBONS Albert
[Listed on memorial as Royal Engineers] Private SP/3987, 24th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 29 July 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Whitefield, enlisted Manchester. Son of John and Mary Gibbons, of 60, Wilton St., Whitefield, Manchester. In 1911 census he was a Cloth Plaiter, unmarried. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
HAMILTON George
Private 275981, 1/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 26 June 1918. Aged 28. Enlisted Manchester. Son of Robert James and Ann Hamilton, of Ardwick, Manchester. In 1911 census he was a Storekeeper. Buried in BERTRANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot 2. Row D. Grave 14.
HEANAGAN John Patrick
Private 7978, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 27 February 1918. Born St. Helen's, Lancashire, enlisted Manchester. Son of Martin Heanagan, of 27, Robinson St., Blaydon-on-Tyne; husband of Frances Heanagan, of 10, Gorse St., Hulme, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.
HITCHIN Thomas
[Spelt HITCHEN on SDGW and as Tom HITCHEN on CWGC] Lance Corporal 11764, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 27 November 1917. Aged 34. Born Low Moor, Lancashire, enlisted Clitheroe. Son of the late Benjamin and Margaret Hitchen, of 37, Mitchell St., Clitheroe; husband of Mary Topping (formerly Hitchen), of 8, Mytton View, Clitheroe, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 2.
HULLAND Peter
Private 30870, 2/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 27 November 1917. Aged 23. Born Forton, enlisted Clitheroe. Husband of Maggie Hulland, of 8, Union St., Low Moor, Clitheroe. Peter left Forton to work at Low Moor Farm, Clitheroe, before becoming a time keeper for the Co-Operative Wholesale Society at Chaigley Farm a few miles from Clitheroe. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 3.
HUTCHINSON R
3rd Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action
LAVENTRY ?
Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action
LEACH Ernest

[Listed as killed in action on memorial] Private 235974, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 18 August 1918. Aged 31. Born Openshaw, enlisted Manchester, resident Salford. Husband of Constance Stella Leach, of 42, Stowell St., Weaste, Salford, Manchester. Formerly 2/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. In 1911 census his occupation House Carpeneter and Joiner, aged 22, born Openshaw, living with his wife Constance Stella at 233 Ways green, Winsford, Cheshire. Buried in THELUS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row D. Grave 1.

Extract from "National Roll of the Great War 1914-1918 - Section XIV - Salford"

LEACH, E., Private, 2nd East Lancashire Regt.

He volunteered in September 1914, and was retained on important home duties until drafted to France in March 1917. Whilst overseas he fought in several engagements including those of Ypres, Neuve Chappelle, and the Retreat of 1918, but on August 18th of thast year was unfortunately killed in action during the Allied Advance that followed. He was entitled to the general Service and Victory medals.

"Great deeds cannot died."

42, Stowell Street, Weaste. Z3951
LOYND James
Rifleman Y/1426, 10th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps attached Mahine Gun Corps. Killed in action 26 June 1916. Born St. James, Clitheroe, enlisted Clitheroe. In 1911 census he was a Labourer. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row C. Grave 15.
MAGUIRE J J
King’s Own Royal Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds
MALEY Mark
Private 19235, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds 20 August 1916. Aged 24. Born Oldham, enlisted Manchester. Son of Mrs. Agnes Maley, of 35, Elizabeth St., Butler St., Oldham Rd., Manchester. In 1911 census he was a Stoker later a Builder's Labourer, of 13 Sutton Street, Ancoats. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot B. Row 27. Grave 34.
McCORMICK Michael
Private 6063, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 25 April 1915. Aged 36. Born Flint, enlisted Rochdale. Husband of Mary Jane McCormick, of 5, Queen's Rd., Littleborough, Manchester. Served in the South African War. In 1911 census he was a general Labourer, aged 34, born Flint, living with his wife Mary Jane at 1 Howard Place, Littleborough. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219.
MOONEY Joseph Henry
Sergeant 18308 [SDGW] or 18338 [CWGC], 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds in United Kingdom 19 April 1917. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Manchester. Husband of Annie Mooney, of 133, Rochdale Rd., Harpurhey, Manchester. In 1911 census he was a French Polisher, married, aged 27, husband of Anne, living at 8 Birchenhall Street, Moston, Manchester. Buried in ST. JOSEPH'S ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, MOSTON, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 824.
MULDOON Michael
[Listed on memorial as 4th Battalion and killed in action] Private 2785, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 12 August 1915. Born Failsworth, enlisted Manchester. Buried in CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row M. Grave 16.
MURPHY James Henry
Private 13519, 2nd Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 5 February 1915. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Manchester. Son of William and Elizabeth Hannah Murphy, of 16, Sharston St., Harpurhey, Manchester. In 1911 census he was a Lbaourer in a Warehouse. Buried in R.E. FARM CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3.
NEWHALL Harry
Private 24263, 6th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Missing, believed killed in action 4 October 1918. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Altricham. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Newhall, of 3, Ellesmere Place, Altrincham; husband of Gertrude Newhall, of 2, Jackson's Cottages, George St., Altrincham, Cheshire. In 1911 census he was living in Altrincham, single, a Joiner, born Altrincham, living with parents Thomas and Elizabeth Newhall at 3 Ellesmere Place, Altrincham. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8. See also the Trafford War Dead website.
O’BRIEN Daniel
Private 771, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 8 April 1915. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of Dan and Catherine O'Brien, of Manchester; husband of Rose McCrady (formerly O'Brien), of 39, Lowcock St., Lower Broughton, Manchester. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 16.
PARK Charles
Private 51899, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died on service 31 October 1918. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Clitheroe. Son of Charles and Anne Bella Park. In 1911 census employed as a Cotton Weaver. Formerly 4234, Reserve Cavalry. Buried in LA LOUVIERE TOWN CEMETERY, La Louviere, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 17.
RALPHS Herbert
Private 2934, "B" Company, 1/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 7 August 1915. Aged 23. Enlisted Manchester, resident Whitefield, Manchester. Son of Herbert Harold and Florence Ralphs, of "Thorn Lea," Bury New Rd., Whitefield, Manchester. in 1911 census he was a Clerk in an Architect's Office. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 158 to 170.
RAWLINSON Edmund [Porter]
[Listed as died of wounds on memorial] Private 2762, 1/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 11 August 1915. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Clitheroe. Son of Fred J. and Grace Rawlinson, of 27, Victoria St., Clitheroe, Lancs. Buried in LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, Turkey. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 39.
SEYMOUR W
Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died of wounds
TATLER George Albert
Lance Corporal 17962, "B" Company, 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 July 1916. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Crewe. Husband of Elizabeth Tatler, of 8, Oakley St., Crewe. He was a railwayman and had worked at the London and Northwestern Railway steam sheds. (Source :- Crewe Roll of Honour). Buried in WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 4.
TAYLOR J
Army Service Corps. Killed in action
THOMAS William [Brown]
[There are 2 entries on SDGW for the same man] Sapper 396457, 5th Field Squadron, Royal Engineers. Died on service in Egypt 30 October 1918. Aged 29. Born and resident Clitheroe, enlisted Blackburn. Son of Thomas and Alice Thomas, of 18, Wilkin Square, Clitheroe, Lancs. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 108.
THURGOOD Charles Edward
Private 2843, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 23 May 1915. Aged 35. Born and enlisted Manchester. Husband of Edith Thurgood, of 56, Grant St., Blackley, Manchester. In 1911 census he was employed as a Stationary Engine Driver. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.
TUCKER Thomas
Guardsman 24438, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 30 September 1916. Born Cardiff, South Wales, enlisted Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D.
TURNER Samuel Lymer
Private 37964, 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 24 October 1917. Aged 39. Born Cheddleton, Staffordshire, enlisted Ashton-Under-Lyne, resident Rusholme, Manchester. Husband of Charlotte Turner, of 41, Parkfield Avenue, Rusholme, Manchester. In 1911 ceneus he was married and a Bricklayer living as a lodger. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.
WAINWRIGHT Ben
Private 5277, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 3 July 1916. Aged 30. Born Batley, Yorkshire, enlisted Manchester. Son of John William and Mary Ann Wainwright, of Batley Carr, Yorks.; husband of Annetta Wainwright, of Roman Rd., Higher Broughton, Manchester. In 1911 census he was married with 3 children and working as a Grocer's Assistant. Buried in BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 20. Also listed on the Addenda for 1914-1918 for Batley.
WILLISCROFT W
23rd Lancers. Killed in action - cannot locate on CWGC, SDGW or Medal Roll.
WITHERS [James] Edward
Private 2657, 4th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action at Gallipoli 28 June 1915. Aged 23. Enlisted Manchester, resident Stockport. Son of Mary E. Withers, of Moor End, Mellor, Derbyshire, and the late John Withers. Worshipped at Mellor United Methodist Church and had been a member of the local cricket club. Enlisted in November 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey. Panel 26 to 30. Also commemorated on the Mellor War Memorial. See also the 'More Than One Name' website for the Stockport area.
WRIGHT George
Acting Lance Corporal 200696, "D" Company, 4th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Killed in action 23 March 1918. Aged 24. Enlisted Manchester, resident Broughton, Salford. Son of Frank and Lily Wright, of 43, Ramsgate St., Broughton, Manchester. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row P. Grave 21.
YOUNG William
Private 252306, 1/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 30 April 1917. Aged 29. Born Newcastle-on-Tyne, enlisted Manchester. Husband of Florence Young, of 28, Sidney St., Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. Buried in CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section J. Grave 18.

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