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Title: Alfred Balmforth, 1892-1917
Post by: liverpool annie on November 21, 2009, 10:17:29 PM

Alfred Balmforth was born 2 February 1892, the son of WA Balmforth of Rusholme, Manchester, editor of the Manchester Evening News. He was educated at Manchester Grammar School and came up to Balliol as a Classical Exhibitioner in 1911. His tutors were Cyril Bailey, AW Pickard-Cambridge and Arnold Toynbee. He achieved a First in Classical Moderations in 1913 and a 2nd in Lit Hum finals in 1915. Balmforth joined the 8th Manchester Regiment as a 2nd Lieutenant in July 1915 and soon became a Lieutenant and Adjutant. He was sent to the front, attached to the 6th King’s Liverpool Regiment at Ypres, in October 1916. In April 1917 he became an Intelligence Officer and was made Captain. Alfred Balmforth was killed at St Julien, Ypres, on 31 July 1917.
Title: Re: Alfred Balmforth, 1892-1917
Post by: JC on January 09, 2011, 06:24:12 PM
Balmforth, Alfred of 1 Holmwood Road, Withington, Manchester acting Captain 6th battalion Liverpool Regiment (Territorial Force) Lieutenant 8th Battalion Manchester Regiment (Territorial Force) died 31 July 1917 in Belgium while in actual military service. Administration (with will) Manchester 30 November to William Albert Balmforth newspaper editor.
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