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Title: Manchester Grammar School Magazine
Post by: Tim Bell on August 24, 2014, 04:13:08 AM
Following themonsstar's introduction, I've been reading Manchester Grammar School Magazine and will post a few snippets of interest that are found. Mostly covering the Manchester Regiment but also other units that had paths crossing.
Following the broad chronology of editions the formation of an Old Public School & University Men's Force on pp 165-168 of the October 1914 edition http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1914_10.pdf (http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1914_10.pdf)
The first meeting for the formation of the Public Schools Battalion was 3rd September 1914. This was the 3rd day of recruitment of the City Battalions and somewhat explains why relatively few MGS men enlisted with the Pals. The article provides some depth on recruitment and initial training of PS Bttn
Tim
Ps pg 177 October 1916 edition shows:-"On the day that School re-assembled four captains of the 20th Royal Fusiliers celebrated their second anniversary in the \rmy. They were Templar, of the A Company, Maxwell, of the C Company, D. S. Hodgson-Jones, of the D Company, and F. Stewart Modera, adjutant. Just two years ago they had their great send-off on the Infirmary flags. The School was not forgotten in their toasts.
Title: Robert Horridge Obituary
Post by: Tim Bell on August 24, 2014, 06:42:22 AM
A respectful obit for Lt Horridge is provided in pp 230-231  of the Dec 1914 edition. http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1914_12.pdf (http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1914_12.pdf)
A former member of Oxford OTC and employee of Parr's Bank, London he died on 17/11/14

"He died as a good comrade, a good citizen, would wish to die, raising by his death a glorious monument for himself, and leaving behind his memory for us as one of our most cherished possessions."

CWGC Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:17/11/1914Age:26Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 4th Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. Grave Reference: III. B. 1. Cemetery:DRANOUTER CHURCHYARDAdditional Information: Son of Alice M. Horridge, of 19, Glade St., Park Rd., Bolton, and the late Albert Horridge. B.A.
Title: IN MEMORIAM. CAPT. H. T. DRESCHFELD 13th Bttn
Post by: Tim Bell on August 25, 2014, 09:56:14 AM
Former MGS pupil died at Eastbourne while posted to 13th Bttn May 1915 May 1915 edition. http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_05.pdf (http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_05.pdf) Anticipated as 1st casualty of this Bttn
Title: Captain W N Bazley, 6th Bttn - Obituary
Post by: Tim Bell on August 26, 2014, 02:50:36 AM
Reported pg. 96 June 1915 MGS Magazine. http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_06.pdf (http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_06.pdf)
He died of wounds in the Dardanelles on 23/5/1915.He was in the old Mounted Infantry Company, 2nd Volunteer Battalion and Manchester Yeomanry in the South African War.
"He was the senior captain in the [6th] Battalion, and was much respected personally, besides being a most trustworthy officer."
Commemorated at Lancashire Landing Cemetery
Title: Captain Archibald James Hepburn 1/8th Bttn - Obituary
Post by: Tim Bell on August 26, 2014, 04:10:46 AM
Also reported in June 1915 MGS Magazine  pg 96-97. Capt Hepburn was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 30/5/1915. He worked in his father's bleaching works at Ramsbottom where he became manager. He was made O.C. at Nicosia in Cyprus. He was 33 years of age, and leaves a widow and two children.

CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:29/05/1915Age:32Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/8th Bn. Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. A. 159. Cemetery:REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLESAdditional Information: Son of William Archibald and Sarah Hepburn, of The White Cottage, Lytham, Lancs; husband of Lilias Una Hepburn (nee Tarbolton), of The Manor House, Altrincham, Cheshire.
Title: Captain Herbert John Rose 1/8th Bttn - Obituary
Post by: Tim Bell on August 26, 2014, 05:04:33 AM
Captain Rose death in the Dardanelles  on 4/6/1915 was reported by MGS in June 1915 pg 97 as "A soldier of high merit, he was a singularly modest man, and self-sacrifice was a distinguishing feature of his character."

CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:04/06/1915Age:50Regiment/Service:Manchester RegimentAwards:Mentioned in Despatches Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of the late I. H. R. and E. Rose; husband of the late Mrs. C. E. Rose.
Title: Lieut. Harold Darling Thewlis 1/7th Bttn Obituary
Post by: Tim Bell on August 26, 2014, 10:16:57 AM
Further Obit in June1915 edition of MGS magazine.

Lieut. Harold Thewlis, killed in action in the Dardanelles, was the only son of a former Lord Mayor of Manchester.
Further details in July 1915 edition pg 135-36 http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_07.pdf (http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_07.pdf)
" Your son's company," writes [2Lt] Norman P. H. Whitley (O.M.), who was wounded in the same engagement, " had an...dangerous...attack up a ravine and it was whilst he was ...leading them on...he was shot down."

CWGC
Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:04/06/1915Age:24Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "C" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of James Herbert and Isabella Thewlis, of 26, Park Range, Victoria Park; Manchester. Also served in Egypt.
Title: Wounded List - Manchester Grammar School Magazine 1915
Post by: Tim Bell on August 27, 2014, 02:11:44 AM
Wounded list reported in each edition:-

June 1915 http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_06.pdf (http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_06.pdf)

 Pg 98 Pte. W. Hampson Barratt, of 7th Bn reported wounded at the Dardanelles. Hon. Secretary of Lacrosse Section with whom he had joined. Nov 1915 Pg 225 in Malta with jaundice.

Pg 99 Captain C. E. Higham, wounded in the Dardanelles, with the 7th Bttn as a Company Commander

Pg 99 Captain Harold C. Lings, 8th Bttn wounded at Gallipoli, and now in hospital at Cairo. author of a series of " Musketry Lectures"

July 1915
Pg 136 Lieutenant Norman P. H. Whitley 1/7th Bttn - wounded in same engagement at Dardanelles when Harold Thewlis was killed on 4/6/1915.

Pg 137 Pte. Hampson Barratt, wounded in the Dardanelles "in the charge on June 4th...D Company were without officers... ' Hamps ' led them on for 400 yards...he unfortunately got shot in the arm...just missed the bone."

Pg 138 Lieut. G. S. Lockwood, of 1/7th Bttn in Malta, after being wounded in the Dardanelles.

Lance-Corporal T. R. Bramwell, of the l/6th Bttn also wounded in Dardanelles and recovering in Malta.

Second Lieutenant J. R. Makinson, of 8th Bttn , wounded in the Dardanelles on May 30th. son of the late Mr. Joseph Makinson, Stipendiary Magistrate for Salford.

Pte. Ridley Maurice Sheldon, 1/6th Bttn in St. Matthew's Barracks hospital at Malta, "...bullet...through my leg above the knee...missed the bone the sensation...as... a red-hot gimlet through it"

Pte. J. W. Thompson 1/6th Bttn in Alexandria, suffering from enteric

"The following have also been temporarily put out of action in that region of evil memory :—Pte. C. S. Ashley [6th], Pte. W. R. Barker [see fatality] ...Pte. E. W Brocklehurst [7th later Lt OBLI wounded May 29th], ...and Pte. W. H. E. Willcocks [6th]

October 1915 Magazine.
Pg189 Hartshorn, Eric, 2nd Lieut., l/6th Bn. Manchester Regiment (right hand amputated)
Howorth, T. E., Major, 1 /9th Bn. Manchester Regiment (enteric)

Nov 1915
Pg 210 Hugh B. Mawson writes from Malta:—"...we met at the first dressing station. [4/6/15] As my leg had gone stiff..."

Pg 211 Lance-Corporal Leo Smith, of the l/6th Bttn was wounded in the Gallipoli fighting in May, returned to hospital at Alexandria suffering from dysentery.

Pg 225 Dixon, W. M., Pte.,  1/6th Bttn in 2nd Southern General Hospital, Southmead,
Bristol

Sgt Evans, O. H. 1/6th Bttn injured by splinters from machine gun (has rejoined his
regiment in Dardanelles)

Lt. Hoffert,[W] H. 11th wounded in left arm

Lodge, K. A., Pte., 6th Bttn, enteric fever

Saull, H. V., 1/7th Bttn enteric

Stanley, Arthur (Dardanelles), dysentery, in a Liverpool hospital. Regiment tbc

Walmsley, R., Pte., 6th Manchester Regiment, wounded in hand, and
dysentery (August 12th)

December 1915
Box, H., Pte., 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment (dysentery).
Leigh, J. P., Coy.-Qmr.-Sgt., 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment (invalided)
Yarwood, W., Pte., 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment (dysentery)


Nb a long list schedule of wounded is also available with name, rank & Bttn
For the complete Roll, please see davesmum's earlier thread http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=3759.0 (http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=3759.0)
Title: Arthur Powell Bursary MGS
Post by: Tim Bell on August 27, 2014, 10:59:02 AM
Mr. C. [E],Powell, of Vron, Bramhall Lane instituted a Bursary in memory of his son, Arthur, who was killed in Gallipoli. Pg 128 July 1915 Edition http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_07.pdf (http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_07.pdf)

CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2316Date of Death:29/05/1915Age:23Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/7th Bn. Grave Reference: B. 8. Cemetery:LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of Elias Samuel and Elizabeth Powell, of 200, Bramhall Lane, Stockport. Of Manchester.

Arthur's  mother provided his grave inscription "Greater love hath no man than this"
Title: Capt. Frank Hamer 1/9th Battalion - Obituary
Post by: Tim Bell on August 27, 2014, 11:40:25 AM
Also July 1915 Magazine. Pg.  134
Frank Hamer was son of Mr. William Hamer, J.P., cotton spinner. He was captain of the Matric. team that won the Football Cup in 1896.
He joined the 9th Batt. Manchester Regiment in 1906, and promoted Captain in 1912. He was appointed 2 IC Turkish Prisoners' Camp at Mahdi. When the 9th Batt. went to the Dardanelles he rejoined his Battalion. He was killed in an attack on the Turkish trenches on June 7th.  He had been a member of the Ashton-under-Lyne Town Council and. a Chartered Accountant. He married, in 1907, a daughter of Mr. Franklyn Mallalieu, of Delph, Yorkshire, and leaves a widow and two young children (both boys).
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:07/06/1915Age:35Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 9th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William Hamer, J.P., of Birch House, Ashton-under-Lyne; husband of W. E. Hamer, of "Peuralt," 82, Orchard Rd., St. Anne's-on-the-Sea.
Title: Pte Walter Thomas Robinson 1/6th Bttn
Post by: Tim Bell on August 27, 2014, 01:03:14 PM
July 1915 pg 137
Pte. Robinson was killed in the Dardanelles on June 4th. He was a Mynshull scholar, passing the Matric. In 1909 Prev. Employed with Messrs. Simpson & Godlee.
CWGC

Rank:PrivateService No:1391Date of Death:04/06/1915Age:24Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Joseph T. and Maria Rebecca Robinson, of 1, Livingstone St., Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester.
Title: Pte Richard Torkington 1/6th Bttn - OBITUARY
Post by: Tim Bell on August 27, 2014, 01:39:31 PM
Also pg 137
Pte. Richard Torkington was a pupil (1909—1911), "...quiet and pleasant disposition..."
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2175Date of Death:03/06/1915Age:18Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "D" Coy. 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William and Ada Mary Torkington, of 9, Milton Place, Ashton-under-Lyne.
Entry absent from Roll of Honour  https://archive.org/stream/lancashirebiogra00lanc#page/464/mode/2up (https://archive.org/stream/lancashirebiogra00lanc#page/464/mode/2up)
Title: July 1915: Manchester Grammar School Obituaries
Post by: Tim Bell on August 28, 2014, 02:14:05 AM
[/i]Pg 135 Lance-Sergeant Bernard Charles Cory 1/6th Bttn
was a foundation scholar from 1900 to 1904. He was chief clerk at Royal Insurance. He fell on June 6th, in the Dardanelles.
CWGC
Rank:Lance SerjeantService No:1184Date of Death:06/06/1915Age:27Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Awards:Mentioned in Despatches Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Charles H. Cory. Youngest member of Manchester Insurance Committee and a prominent scholar of Manchester Grammar School.

Pg 136 Lance-Corporal George Evans 1/6th Bttn
was killed in the Dardanelles on June 20th. Previously served four years with 8th Battalion and rejoined in August 1914. Employee Salford Corporation.
CWGC
Rank:Lance CorporalService No:2118Date of Death:16/06/1915Age:25Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Grave Reference: I. A. 9. Cemetery:EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of George A. Evans, of Townfield Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire; husband of Ruth Evans, of Dudley, Worcs. Born at Seedley, Manchester.

Pg 136 Pte. J. F. Hickson, 1/6th Bttn
went to the Royal Insurance Co. in 1912...
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:1818Date of Death:04/06/1915Age:18Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of John William and Annie Gertrude Hickson, of 26, Railway Rd., Stretford, Manchester.

Lieut. John Matley Robson, l/9th Bttn
died of enteric at Alexandria. Pupil from 1905—1908.
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:17/07/1915Age:23Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 9th Bn. Grave Reference: Q. 483. Cemetery:ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of George and Mary D. Robson, of Blandford House, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs.

Pte. Harry Beech Lowerson 1/7th Bttn
Pupil 1907 to 1914 who gained scholarship in Mathematics at Durham University in 1913.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2374Date of Death:04/06/1915Age:20Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "C" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of George and Harriet Lowerson, of 11, Victoria St., Denton, Manchester.

BARKER, WILLIAM ROBERT 1/6th Bttn
"The following have also been temporarily put out of action in that region of evil memory :—" subsequently died of wounds
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:1731Date of Death:12/06/1915Age:20Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "A" Coy. 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of John L. and Mary A. Barker, of 157, Rochdale Rd., Blackley, Manchester.

Corporal Harold M. Smith, 1/6th Bttn
"reported missing. We hope to hear of his safe return ere long."
CWGC
Rank:CorporalService No:1159Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:26Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Thomas M. and Alice Smith, of 2, Park Rd., Hale, Cheshire.

Lance Corporal Frank Holden Halliday 6th
'In the words of Sergeant Webb :
"Frank (Halliday) had proved himself a good soldier...and he made a good stand... I have every reason to believe that his death was a quick one...on that never- to-be-forgotten 4th of J u n e . "
CWGC.  
Rank:CorporalService No:1159Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:26Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Thomas M. and Alice Smith, of 2, Park Rd., Hale, Cheshire.


nb Numerous monthly obituaries now need to be summarised on one post. Not all entries had a Regiment specified and I've used CWGC to check these. It's possible some Manchester Regiment casualties slip through. William Evans is a possibility. Pg 136
Title: Manchester Grammar School Magazine - How?
Post by: Tim Bell on August 28, 2014, 11:01:35 AM
July 1914 Edition - How?
"Mr. Henry Stephen, who has been elected to a Senior Research Fellowship, founded by the Commissioners of the 1851 Exhibition, of the value of £150 per annum for two years, intends to proceed to the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry, Berlin."
Title: Manchester Grammar School Magazine - 18th Bttn Officers at Camberley
Post by: Tim Bell on August 28, 2014, 01:02:34 PM
Pg 165 of October issue confirms attendance of Lt P Blythe, Capt Woolam & Lt Renshaw at the Staff College, Camberley for a Company Commanders course. Likely to have taken place in July 1915. All three men were former pupils Commisioned in the 18th.
Some 17th Bttn Officers attended the same or similar course.
Title: October 1915 Obituaries- Manchester Grammar School Magazine
Post by: Tim Bell on August 29, 2014, 02:01:54 AM
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Pg 176 Pte. Frank Ernest Allen1/6th Bttn
was killed in the Dardanelles on May 27th. Sergt. Webb says : "...at the time of his death he was trying hard to bring down a sniper who had caused much trouble"After leaving School he had passed the Intermediate Examination of the Incorporated Accountants' Society.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:1903Date of Death:27/05/1915Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William Henry and Charlotte Elizabeth Allen, of 135, Claremont Rd., Pendleton, Manchester.

Pg 177 Pte. Arthur Elias Powell 1/7th Bttn
Employee London City and Midland . Died of wounds received in the Dardanelles - shell wound in the stomach on May 29th, while standing next to Pte. Eric W. Brocklehurst (see wounded) who was says, " I don't think I ever came across a more cheerful and kind-hearted fellow in my life. You realise the horrors of war when you have your poor friend struck down by your side."
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2316Date of Death:29/05/1915Age:23Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/7th Bn. Grave Reference: B. 8. Cemetery:LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of Elias Samuel and Elizabeth Powell, of 200, Bramhall Lane, Stockport. Of Manchester.

Pte. Frederick James Walker " A " Co. 6th Bttn
"died on a hospital ship off Cape Hilles, Gallipoli, and was buried at sea on August 25th. He belonged to the London section of the O.M.A."
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2121Date of Death:25/08/1915Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIAL

Pte. Charles Frederick Binns 1/6th  Bttn
is reported killed in the Dardanelles. Employee of Union Bank and member of O.M. Harriers (Athletics)
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:1439Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:22Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William and Sarah Elizabeth Binns, of 7, Clifton Rd., Heaton Moor, Stockport.

Pg 189 Originally posted as Missing
Mclntyre, Peter Stuart, l/6th Bttn(since June 6th)
CWGC Rank:SerjeantService No:966Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:27Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Peter McIntyre, of 24, Clyde Rd., West Didsbury, Manchester, and the late Ellen Carr Robertson McIntyre.

Also Missing Smith, Harold Middleton, Corporal, 6th Bttn
CWGC Rank:CorporalService No:1159Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:26Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Thomas M. and Alice Smith, of 2, Park Rd., Hale, Cheshire.

Also Missing Rainbow John, 2nd Lieut., 6th Bttn (since Aug. 7th). He had previously suffered from septic poisoning in the heel.
CWGC Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:07/08/1915Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Alfred George and Sarah Jane Rainbow, of Croft Bank, Castleton, Manchester.

Also Missing Rankin, W. M., Pte., 6th Bttn  (since June 5th). His mother, Mrs. Edmead, 161, Hamilton Road, Longsight, requested information of his whereabouts
Feb 1916 edition-News has been received from the War Office that W. M. Rankin,is now officially reported killed in action on June 5th last in Gallipoli. Born 22nd December, 1895, he won a Scholarship in 1907 from the Levenshulme Collegiate School, and left in December, 1910, to go into business. He was fond of games and music.
CWGC Rank:PrivateService No:1897Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. C. 143. Cemetery:TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of Marion Edmead (formerly Rankin), of 111, Heaton Moor Rd., Stockport, and the late William Morrison Rankin.
Title: Nov 1915 Manchester Grammar School Magazine - Obituaries
Post by: Tim Bell on August 30, 2014, 03:18:11 AM
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"We are quite unable to publish more than a few of these, and in some cases only a brief condensation can be given."

Pg. 204 PRIVATE JOHN EYRE DRAPER 1/7th Bttn
killed in action in the Dardanelles on June 4th. Initially reported as missing he had joined the 1 /7th in September 1914. After being in Khartoum for a time, he arrived at the Dardanelles on May 7th. prior to enlisting assisted his father in business in Manchester. assistant scoutmaster of the 1st Davenport troop.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2315Date of Death:04/06/1915Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "C" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of John Henry and Mary Draper, of 42, Davenport Crescent, Stockport.

Pg 205 r2nd LIEUTENANT HARRY BEECH LOWERSON 1/7th Bttn [CWGC MIC & SDGW has rank as Private]
Born April 13th, 1895, died June 4th, 1915. Pupil from 1908, He got Mathematical Scholarship at Durham and would have gone into residence in October, 1914. He did excellent work in the Gymnasium, also a most reliable leader, He won the life-saving medal and obtained the teacher's certificate. In the Sports of 1914 he won the Steeplechase. In September 1914 he enlisted in the 7th Bttn In a letter home he says, " I lost a prize at 300 yards range by one, my score being 24 out of a possible 25 ; this morning at 500 yards range I made 23 out of 25 possible ; " and " Lieut. Thewlis [kia 4/6/15 See June 1915 obit] paid me a high compliment for my camel-riding in the morning parade"  In Khartoum he found his Latin and Greek useful with Italians and Greeks. As he knew French and picked up some Arabic, he was in some demand as an interpreter.
He fell, along with Lieut. Thewlis and many other Manchester men, in the terrible fighting of June 4th in the Dardanelles. A memorial service was held on July 4th at the Trinity Wesleyan School, Denton.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2374Date of Death:04/06/1915Age:20Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "C" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of George and Harriet Lowerson, of 11, Victoria St., Denton, Manchester.

Pg210  Private William Evans 1/6th Bttn
Hugh B. Mawson wrote.  " Pte. W. Evans, was wounded about the face and arms on June 4th, and we met at the first dressing station... he offered to help me...Just as he was getting into the dug-out, which served as a dressing-station, a stray bullet hit him in the back. He was carried away on a stretcher, and I never saw him again. I was told three weeks later that he was dead. He was one of our best Lacrosse players at the School when I was secretary."
Also mentioned pg 135 of July Mag. Pte. Evans a pupil 1906 from Oldham Collegiate School, and left in Prominent member of the O.M.A. Lacrosse team. "A particularly sad feature in his case is that the first report of his death turned out to be untrue; he had been wounded, and survived the journey home only to die in the Whitworth Street Hospital on July 12th."
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:1953Date of Death:12/07/1915Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Grave Reference: New Yard. 449. Cemetery:HATHERLOW UNITED REFORMED CHURCH CEMETERY
William is strangely omitted from the Roll of Honour

Pg 225  initially posted Missing. Huddleston, Laurie 1/6th  Bttn
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2255Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:20Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Charles Davidson Huddleston and Elizabeth Isabella Huddleston, of Redclyffe, Hale, Cheshire. An Old Mancunian. Member of Manchester University O.T.C.

Pg 226 Posted Missing Smith, Harold Middleton, missing from June 4th (Dardanelles)
CWGC
Rank:CorporalService No:1159Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:26Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Thomas M. and Alice Smith, of 2, Park Rd., Hale, Cheshire.
Title: November 1915 review of Galipoli campaign-L/Cpl SN Hyman 6th Bttn
Post by: Tim Bell on August 31, 2014, 02:07:26 AM
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Pg 238/239 is a letter from a former MGS pupil with a frank review of the campaign and future assessment for success.
"Early in May we were drafted ... as supports to the 29th Division, who had so brilliantly effected a landing on the Peninsula...We have now been on the Peninsula just over six months...taken part in several advances... unfortunately, had tremendous losses"
"the 6th Manchesters, there are very few left of those who originally landed early in May...The majority of the O.M.'s in the Sixth were in A Company... out of our mess of sixteen, with only one exception, all were O.M.'s. It is sad to think that of these there are only about six of us left, and I am the only one still on the Peninsula, in spite of Turkish shells and bullets."
"We are faced with rather a big task here, much greater than people at home seem to realize. I rather fancy it will be some time before we are through the Narrows. At present we are simply held up...and I don't think any advance of note will be made."
"I have heard it said that if we could have gained so brilliant a footing on this Peninsula, in the teeth of such tremendous odds, we should also have been able to overcome the obstacles that are now holding us up, but—it is not for me to express my humble opinion of the state of affairs out here, even were the Censor to permit me.
The prospect of having to face a winter campaign out here is certainly far from cheering, particularly to one who has already " stuck it " for more than six months"
S N Hyman 7/11/15
Title: Wounded list - Manchester Grammar School Magazine 1916
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Feb 1915
Corporal J. B. Donnelly, 5th Bn. Manchester Regiment, has been suffering from dysentery at Gallipoli, but is now happily convalescent.

Pg 17 J. E. Alltree, 6th Bttn after 32 weeks in bed, has had to lose his right foot after all. He is in the Salford Royal Hospital.

Pte. Sydney Cohen, 17th or 16th Bttn, was severely wounded by shrapnel in France, January 14th, and is at Grange Hospital, Southport. He was at the School from September, 1910, to Easter, 1913. See Obit. March 1917

Capt. Sidney Naylor 9th Bttn has lost his right eye through a bomb explosion in Gallipoli.

Pte. A. Stanley Brown, 5th Bttn, is recovering from dysentery and a wound in the foot.

Pte. W. Yarwood, 6th Bttn, is suffering from dysentery. He was slightly wounded in May.

Pte. D. Cohen, l/7th Bttn was wounded by a mine explosion at Cape Helles on September 15th.

Capt. Walter N. Walmsley, l/5th Bn. Manchester Regiment, was for some time invalided at Alexandria, but has recovered.

Lance-Corporal B. E. Hartley, " A " Co., l/6th Bn. writes from Brabyn's Hospital, Marple Bridge, to say that he was invalided home, after having had fever and dyspepsia.

Pg150 July 1915 Pte. L. Samuels, Manchester Regiment poss RAMC now wounded for the second time, was a student of medicine at Victoria. He is in hospital at Cheltenham.

Second Lieut. W. G. Swain, 16th Bttn who was transferred, with a commission, to the Manchesters in April, 1915, is reported wounded.

Lieut. L. E. Woodard, 16th Bn. Manchester Regiment (or Royal Fusiliers?), is in the Wilson Hospital at Reading suffering from bullet wounds in the back and neck. He distinguished himself a few years ago by swimming from the North to the South Pier at Blackpool.

Capt. S. E. Woollam, 18th Bttn was wounded on July 1st. He was invalided home last December but recovered,, and went out again. He was Hon. Treasurer of the Lancashire and Cheshire Football Association and captain of the Whalley Range Club.

Oct 1916 pg 192
Second Lieut. T. S. Archer 7th Bttn has been wounded in the ear, and invalided out.

Capt. Walter C. Hankinson 14th Bttn att? was wounded in the left shoulder on July 25th

Lieut. Frank Howarth, of the 10th Bn. Manchester Regiment, whose home is the Post Office, Newton Heath, is in hospital at Port Said, suffering from dysentery. He is progressing satis- factorily.

Pte. W . D. Shearer 17th Bttn severely wounded in the thigh; in hospital at Glasgow.

Second Lieut. J. S. Stiebel, 7th Bttn is lying wounded in Netley Hospital. He was invalided home from the Dardanelles last year with dysentry.

Lieut. S. Watts, 20th Bttn was wounded on September 1st. He was a Classical Scholar of C.C.C., Oxford.
Nov 1916 Capt. S. Watts, 20th Manchester Regiment, wounded Sept. 1st, is in Whitworth Street Hospital.

Dec 1916
Pg 256 Company Sergeant-Major Cresswell, 18th Bttn Is now in the Military Hospital in High Street, C.-on-M.

Pg 265 H. G. [F Gilbert] Cobb, 16th Bttn, was seriously wounded on July 1st, but is now back with his battalion at Ripon. Elder brother KiA PSB.

Pg 269 Lance-Corporal Charles Critchlow, 17th Bttn, was wounded on July 2nd, three bullets through the leg and a scratch in the eye.

Pg 270 Private D. Naylor, 16th Bttn was wounded in the leg at Guillemont, on July 30th, while in his brother's section. - Sgt H Naylor KiA 12/10/1916
Title: February & March 1916 Manchester Grammar School Magazine - Obituaries
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Pg 10-11 Pte Robert Beresford Hind 1/6th Bttn
Pupil from September, 1908 employed by Scottish Widows' Insurance Co. In Gallipoli... "He was not only the deftest but the cheeriest of stretcher-bearers... There are 30 men of the 6th now in the Convalescent Camp at Heaton Park most of whom were bandaged by him on the field...Twice he had a narrow shave. One bullet skimmed the flesh off the top of his ear, another pierced his cap. " A bullet has just put a new parting in my hair," he wrote home..." Do you know," says Wilfred Middleton, " it was Bob Hind who carried me over half a mile on his back when I was wounded and across open country with heavy rifle fire....The end came on December 11th shortly before withdrawal... He came out of the dug-out to have a word with his quartermaster-sergeant, when he was shot through the head by a stray bullet... His Captain writes of him as " a lovable comrade," and his Lieut.-Col. says : " During his career as a stretcher-bearer he has been absolutely fearless and untiring in his duties. . . . We have lost a good soldier, a gallant man, and a cheery comrade."
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:1544Date of Death:11/12/1915Age:21Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment Stretcher bearer, "D" Coy. 1st/6th Bn Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. C. 326. Cemetery:TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of Robert Anderson Hind and Sarah Hind, of 149, Cheadle Old Rd., Cheadle Heath, Cheshire. Of Dery.

Pte Alfred Buckley 1/6th Bttn
 was born on the 18th April, 1894, joined MGS in his 13th year and left in 1910 to employee of Messrs. John Ferguson & Co.,. He became Assistant Scoutmaster Reddish Scouts. He was in the 6th Bttn and at the outbreak of war volunteered for foreign service.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2221Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:21Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Richard and Maggie Gibson Buckley, of 45, Brownsville Rd., Heaton Moor, Stockport.

Pte Denis Sewell Bone 3/7th Bttn
One of the first to join the 1st Flixton Scout Troop. At School he was a keen harrier and a regular camper. Though he was not strong he was hardy, and could last out a stiff route march as well as the best. employee of Messrs. Heenan & Froude, the great steel bridge builders and girder makers. Later he was with Messrs. Glover, of Trafford Park. In May, 1915, he enlisted in the 7th Bttn and was doing his first divisional training on Salisbury Plain when he was taken ill with spinal meningitis. He died in hospital on 22nd January, and was buried in Flixton Churchyard on January 26th. The School was represented by the Captain, Mr. Jones, and the High Master. The 1st Flixton Scouts and the soldiers from Flixton Hospital acted as guard of honour.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:3923Date of Death:22/01/1916Age:18Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 3rd/7th Bn. Grave Reference: L. 171. Cemetery:FLIXTON (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARDAdditional Information: Son of Thomas William and Annie Beatrice Bone, of White Lake House, Flixton.

Lieutenant James Clarke Stokoe 14th Att. 11th Bttn born on 6/1/1893. previously pupil at Newry, where his father was head. He won first place on the Foundation Scholars' list  & his Langworthy and an Open Classical Scholarship at Corpus Christi, Oxford. On the outbreak of war he took a com- mission in the 11th Manchester Regiment, and was sent out in charge of a draft to the Dardanelles. He was shot on December 11th.
CWGC
Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:11/12/1915Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 14th Bn. Grave Reference: II. B. 23. Cemetery:GREEN Hill Cemetery

Rowlinson, John George., Pte., 6th Bttn has been missing
since August 7th last, and is believed killed
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2279Date of Death:07/08/1915Age:20Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of George Amos and Mary Rowlinson, of "Crafnant," Lightwood Rd., Buxton.

Pg46 SECOND LIEUTENANT Joseph Lawrie NELSON 18th Bttn
Second Lieutenant J. L. Nelson  was killed in France on March 8th. Employed by Sir J. E. Jones, of Portland Street, He joined the Royal Scots in November, 1914, and got his commission in the following January.  he was killed accidentally by one of his men, while on outpost duty.  Col. Fraser, who valued him highly, had recommended him for a DCM :—" On February 27th, 1916, upon receiving warning from scouts, he immediately ordered his garrison (three non-commissioned officers and ten men) to stand to and open rapid fire on a determined attack by 60 to 100 Germans. By maintaining a rapid fire and throwing grenades he held off the attack until the arrival of reserves, which completed the repulse of the enemy. He displayed conspicuous coolness and courage under a heavy rifle and grenade fire, and handled his few men with marked ability until reinforcements arrived."
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:08/03/1916Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "B" Coy. 18th Bn. Grave Reference: F. 13. Cemetery:SUZANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information: Son of William Nelson, O.B.E., M.A., and Annie Nelson, B.A., of Old Trafford, Manchester.

LANCE-CORPORAL CHARLES PERCY KAY 18th Bttn
Lance-Corporal Kay,, was killed in action in France on 8th March. He had previously been at the South Manchester School.  He left MGS in 1908. On leaving School he entered the shipping house of Messrs. Ledward & Taylor. He was secretary of the Manchester Southern Lacrosse Club. His lieutenant writes of him :—•" You have lost a loving son ; he certainly was a model man. My men have lost a faithful companion, and I, the best of my m e n . " He and four or five others were sheltering in a dug-out during a bombardment, when a shell exploded among them, not one escaping."
CWGC
Rank:Lance CorporalService No:10418Date of Death:08/03/1916Age:23Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 18th Bn. Grave Reference: F. 8. Cemetery:SUZANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information: Son of William and Emma Jane Kay, of 37, Oak Rd., Withington, Manchester.

Pg 46 SECOND LIEUTENANT James ROBERT HADFIELD 13th Bttn
Second Lieut. Hadfield, of the 13th Bttn Signalling Officer, died in hospital at Alexandria. He was 19 years of age. He joined MGS from Wadham House School, Hale, and won his Senior School certificate in 1914. He was a sergeant in the School O.T.C., and had his " A " certificate. He went out to France in September and after two months' service was drafted to Salonica. He fell ill with jaundice, which developed into appendicitis, and ultimately proved fatal. June 1916  edition "an old sergeant says: " I've never seen a Battalion so moved at the death of an officer before." Corporal Cowling, of the Signalling
Section, says" We, too, have felt the loss very much, as he was attached to us while training, in England, and had been in charge the whole time we have been abroad, and it is to his patience and skill that the whole of the signalling arrangements of this Battalion have been carried out without complaint from anyone. When 1 say that he was a competent, efficient officer, I am not exaggerating ; he was considered so throughout the Battalion, and no matter what his duties were they were carried out efficiently and well."
CWGC
Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:09/03/1916Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 13th Bn. Grave Reference: 0.2. Cemetery:SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of Louie Ella Hadfield, of 5, Park Rd., Hale, Cheshire, and the late Charles James Hadfield, of Chesham Place, Bowdon. Commissioned, 1914. Also served in France. Born at Stretford, Manchester.

Pg 48 Capt. G. T. Ewen, 3rd Bttn, reported missing since March 8th, the date of the last attack on Kut. Before joining the Army he was a barrister in London.
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:08/03/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 3rd Bn. Awards:M C Panel Reference: Panel 31 and 64. Memorial:BASRA MEMORIAL
For more details see http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=3393.msg53170#msg53170 (http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=3393.msg53170#msg53170)

Pg 49 Lieut. (CWGC says Capt) Arthur Percy Owen, 3rd attd. 1st Bttn reported missing on March 17th in Mesopotamia. He won a Corporation scholarship at the School of Technology, and was one of the first German Wanderbirds.
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:08/03/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment Panel Reference: Panel 31 and 64. Memorial:BASRA MEMORIAL
Title: Re: Manchester Grammar School Magazine
Post by: mack on August 31, 2014, 08:10:07 AM
the j.b donnelly in the february wounded list,was cpl 2352 john,verney donnelly,he later became a capt in C.coy,9th manchesters,he worked in the manchester branch of the union bank and resided at temple drive,swinton,he was last seen by his sergeant who was running alongside him during a attack,his sergeant said,i was running alongside capt donnelly when a big shell landed,i looked round,and he had completely disappeared,his mother mary never recovered from his death and moved to southport for her health,living at 4 bolton rd
he was always known in the family as verney[never john]the verney name has been passed down his family for generations,his niece verney was a pal of mine.

mack ;D
Title: Snippets. Manchester Grammar School Magazine
Post by: Tim Bell on August 31, 2014, 11:41:39 AM
Real snippets~
June 1916
Pg 111 Capt. Ronald H. Royle, 11th Manchesters, was 2nd Lieut, in the 11th Battalion Manchester Regiment, and was promoted to Captain for services in Gallipoli. He and his Company were •cut off for two days about 21st August. They were posted as " missing," but their Captain managed to lead them back safely with the loss of two or three killed and several wounded, and was -complimented by the O.C. He was a theological student at King's College, London, and a candidate for Holy Orders until the outbreak of war.

Lieut. Warrener Brown of  17th. Bttn has been appointed provisional instructor in bombing and grenading.

Nov 1916
"It is proposed to post on a notice-board near the porter's lodge the names of O . M . ' s called to the Colours under the Military Service Act. By consulting this list an old boy can learn the names and addresses of those called up at the same time as himself, and he may be able to arrange to begin his military career in the company of old school friends. Will O.M.'s who are called up send their name, address, and the date of their call to Mr. G. A. Twentyman at the Grammar School."

Dec 1916
Pg 256 Second Lieutenant H. H. Fielding (6th Manchesters) passed out " 1 s t " on the Final Examination from the Officer Cadet Battalion at Gailes in November.

Second Lieutenant Eric Hartshorn, 16th Battalion Man- chester Regiment, is instructing the Reserve Manchester Brigade, at Southport, in revolver shooting.

Lieutenant A. D. Bleakley, M.C., 14th Battalion Man- chester Regiment, when recently home on leave, was presented with a gold cigarette case by his old comrades at the Dental Hospital, in honour of his new decoration.(May be E Lancs)

March 1917
His Majesty the King of Serbia has awarded the Order of the White Eagle to Lieut.-Col. A. E. Cronshaw, of the Manchester Regiment, for his work in the Dardanelles. Colonel Cronshaw is now in command of the Seventh at El Arish, East of Suez. Lieutenant Geo. Chadwick, of the 7th Manchester
Regiment, att. RFC has received the same decoration. See http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=7726.msg52855#msg52855 (http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=7726.msg52855#msg52855) for photo of George Chadwick

May 1917
Second-Lieutenant J. W. Culley, Manchester Regiment, enlisted in the Royal Scots in 1914, and served with his battalion in France. He is now instructor in a bombing school at home. Hugh Oldham Lads Club

Private E. Melling, 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment, is a prisoner of war in Thuringen.

Lance-Corporal Kenneth Lodge (6th Bttn?) has been recommended for the D.C.M. The officers and N.C.O.'s of his detachment were all shot, when he rallied the men, who were falling back, took the objective, and captured two guns. (KA  Lodge later died commissioned with LF)

Oct 1917
On August 25th, somewhere across the Channel, the Old Mancunians of the Manchester Brigade had a very successful dinner under the auspices of Lieut.-Col. Cronshaw. Among the dainties offered in the menu were Veau Roti Paton, Pommes de Terre Broadie, and Rarebit a la Jones. The toasts were " The King," " The School " (proposed by Second-Lieutenant Frankenburg [3/8th] and replied to by Lieut.-Col. Cronshaw), and " Absent Friends " (proposed by Second-Lieut. Hay [6th DCM]). Several musical items closed what seems to have been an exceedingly enjoyable evening.

Nov 1917
Lieut. Cyril R. Stephens (17th Manchesters) received his M.A. degree at Oxford (in absence) on November 1.

June 1918
A Letter from Palestine.
DEAR Ulula.—Do you still exist? It is many moons since we have met, and I am almost, sure that someone once made me a life member of the O.M.A.—it was a twenty-first birthday gift. Well, I still have the almost unique distinction of being alive, and you are apparently ignoring the fact. I am stationed at the moment 3,000 feet above the sea, and looking East, Jerusalem is clearly visible 10 miles away; looking West, I can just see Jaffa and the sea. It really is " some spot." On a little hill 300 yards away, and just opposite my H.Q., stands an old Nunnery, and on this spot rested the Ark of the Covenant during a part of its wanderings. An M.O. explained all this to me yesterday, a very nice M.O. too. I dropped a fearful brick over it though. Looking bright and intelligent (with an effort) I suggested that it must have been a very wet day for the Ark to get up there. The M.O. looked pained and surprised, and explained that the Ark aforementioned did not float, and that I was apparently confusing the same with Noah's Ark. Shades of Glazebrook, Ulula! and after all the money my people have spent on my education ! I simply must not dabble in these things. The verv best of luck, Ulula. 1 do hope you haven't had to chuck it because of the paper shortage one hears- so much about.
Yours as ever,
Palestine L. of C. H.Q., S. NAYLOR, Lieutenant, [Wounded 11th Bttn]
E.E.F. Staff Lieutenant..

June 1918 - Corporal John Mathie Foster, (6th Bttn) winner of the Military Medal, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster, of Withington. The
official award says :—•" On March 25th this stretcher-bearer worked with splendid energy under fire. On the three succeeding days he worked continuously under very heavy fire. His conduct was a splendid example to the rest of the bearers." He deceived the Belgian Croix de Guerre in
September last year for conspicuous bravery and devotion in bringing in the wounded.

Second-Lieutenant H. R. Martin (an Old Mancunian), son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Martin, of Pendleton, has been awarded the Military Cross.
He took part in holding back the Huns during their push on the Somme. He was in command of a forward trench, his
fellow-officers became casualties, two being killed and one wounded. He was left in command of the company until a senior officer to himself took
over from him. Lieutenant Martin went up and down the trench cheering his men up. His company beat off several attacks and held on to the
position. He joined the 6th Manchester Regiment in March, 1913, served with the 2/5th Royal Warwicks for twelve months in France, and was then
sent home for his commission. He is now attached to the 6th Manchesters.

Dec 1919 - Major N. H. P. Whitley, M.C., the Manchester barrister, who enlisted as a private in the 7 th Battalion Manchester Regiment at the outbreak of war, has been promoted Lieutenant-Colonel on the Staff of Field Marshal Allenby in Syria. Lieut.- Col. Whitley, who is an international Lacrosse Captain, has been abroad in the Sudan, Gallopoli, Sinai, and Syria since September, 1914. He has been awarded the Military Cross,
French Croix de Guerre (with palm), and the Order of the Crown of Italy (Knight). He has recently been on special duty into the Taurus Mountains, and into Kurdistan.

Dec 1920 - Major N. H. P. Whitley, M.C., 97th Bttn?) has received from the King of the Hejaz the Order of the Nahdar for distinguished services to the Arab Army during the 1916-18 campaigns against the Turks. He is also a member of the Order of the Crown of Italy, and holds the French Croix de Guerre with palm. He is well known in the world of lacrosse as an international captain.
Title: July 1916 Manchester Grammar School Magazine obituaries
Post by: Tim Bell on September 01, 2014, 12:34:27 PM
July 1916
Pg 144
"Our list of dead this month is terribly heavy, and scarcely a day passes without adding to the number."

Second Lieut. Leonard Harry Barber, 1/6th Bttn
previously reported missing, is now reported killed in action.
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:05/06/1915Age:27Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of James and Susannah Barber, of "Belmore," Brooklands Rd., Brooklands, Cheshire.

Lance-Sergeant George Edward Burgess, Manchester Regiment, is reported killed.
CWGC
Rank:Lance SerjeantService No:18814Date of Death:01/07/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 21st
Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Pg 145 Lieut. William Ellis Gomersall 22nd Bttn
was articled with Messrs. Morris Gregory & Co., Chartered Accountants. He enlisted in the P.S. Battalion on the outbreak of war. A former master of F.F.P. [Fallowfield F Prep?]writes :"I remember W. Gomersall when he was a small boy...and I always think of him as I think of Peter Pan... I don't think he ever grew up, in the sense of becoming worldly.... he was so genuine and simple-hearted." Captain Cowan, the only officer left after the assault, writes:" He led his platoon through an intense barrage of fire to the second objective of the Battalion in the big attack. We were thinned almost to nothing at that point, and our final objective had still to be won in the face of two machine guns. He didn't hesitate a moment, but jumped forward with a handful of men to do or die. He died a glorious death. It was quick and merciful. His lead was followed and the final objective was taken, but with appalling loss ; 17 officers and 500 N.C.O.'s and men were killed and wounded in the 22nd. There was a mere handful to hold the ground we had won, but it was held."
CWGC
Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:01/07/1916Age:21Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 22nd Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Hubert and Jane Eliza Gomersall, of "Newholme", 69, Queen's Rd., Urmston, Manchester.

Capt. John Arthur Hislop, 19th Bttn
died on July 8th, after an operation for gastritis. He was a B.A. of Oriel College, Oxford, rowed in the College eight, and won his oar. He obtained a commission in September, 1914. He became senior captain of his Company.
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:08/07/1916Age:29Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 19th Bn. Grave Reference: NS. 21. 40. Cemetery:PRESTWICH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARDAdditional Information: Son of James and Alice Ann Hislop. Born at Prestwich.

Pg 147 Second Lieutenant Francis Latimer 6th then 12th Bttn
was in the Manchester Overseers' office, and had served four years with the 6th Manchester Territorials. He had been in France since March 8th, and was bombing officer for his company. Pg 189 October - was at the School from April, 1905, to April, 1907. He died, so far as we can learn, in " No Man's Land," leading the bombers he had trained, for whom he was so anxious that they should prove their quality and do well. Only one officer with 20 men were left out of 160 after the charge.
CWGC  
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:07/07/1916Age:24Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 12th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Vincent Barton Latimer, of Springholme, Red Wharf Bay, Pentraeth, Anglesey, and the late Mrs. A. H. Latimer.

Pg 148 Pte. Percy J. Wade, 17th Bttn
is reported killed at Montauban. He was the eldest son of the Headmaster of Beever Street School, Oldham, J.P. for the borough of Middleton. He won his scholarship at the Grammar School at the age of 10. On leaving he was articled to the Town Clerk of Middleton, and Rugby Union team, and played cricket for Middleton. He joined the Manchester " Pals " in September, 1914. On several occasions he was offered a commission, but declined them all. " I want to do my duty," he said, " not to get into the limelight." He fell at Montauban on July 6th [1st] with his face to the foe. While he was in the trenches the Town Clerk of Middleton died, and there was a strong feeling that Mr. Wade should have been appointed. He was an ideal public servant—cool, considerate, and conciliatory. He was hearty in work and in play; his fairness of mind, strength of character, and unfailing courtesy won him many friends and the respect of all. (Unabridged for 17th)
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:8317Date of Death:01/07/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Pte. Herbert. Victor Moores 17th Bttn
was home on furlough a few weeks ago, and was killed by a shell within four days of leaving Manchester. He was in the Scottish Amicable Insurance Office, and was a keen lacrosse player.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:8359Date of Death:01/07/1916Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "B" Coy. 17th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William Herbert and Mary Jane Moores, of the Langworthy Hotel, Seedley, Salford, Manchester.

Pte. Charles. Frederick  Tempest Price, 18th Bttn
was killed on June 15th by a bullet through the head. Oct 1916 pg 191 . His late father had been County Coroner. After leaving MGS he was articled to Mr. Browning, Town Clerk of Hyde. His Captain, Wilfrid Elstob, whom we know well at M.G.S., writes: " Eric Price was killed whilst on sentry duty in the trenches. I was standing by his side, and he practically fell into my arms. He was instantly killed by a bullet through the head, and fell backwards dead without a murmur. I have only been commanding this Company a very short time, but I had learnt to know that Eric Price was one of the very best men under my command."
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:7180Date of Death:15/06/1916Age:25Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 16th Bn. Grave Reference: II. F. 7. Cemetery:CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of John Frederick and Edith Price, of Brooklands, Manchester.
Nb Concentration records show Burial at Maricourt  MC

Sergt. John (jack) George Yuill 1 19th Bttn
was with a Lewis machine gun detachment, and was promoted for good work in the early part of the British offensive. He was captain of the Northern Nomads, and played with Manchester City, Oldham Athletic, and Cheshire clubs in Association inter-county
CWGC
Rank:Lance SerjeantService No:11710Date of Death:09/07/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 19th Bn Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of George Hall Yuill and Helen Yuill, of "Heathfield", 8, Wardle Rd., Sale, Manchester.
games.

Lieut John Milner Oliver 16th Bttn
missing, is believed to have been killed on July 7th. He went from the School to C.C.C., Oxford, and took honours in law. He was a partner in the firm of Tatham, Worthington & Co., Solicitors, Manchester, and took a great interest in the Boy Scout movement.

Hislop, John Arthur Capt., 19th Bttn (died suddenly
on return from front after operation for gastritis)
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:08/07/1916Age:29Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 19th Bn. Grave Reference: NS. 21. 40. Cemetery:PRESTWICH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARDAdditional Information: Son of James and Alice Ann Hislop. Born at Prestwich.
Title: October 1916 Manchester Grammar School Magazine Obituaries
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Pg 185 Second Lieut. Wm. Allured,  13th Bttn & others
was pupil for three years. He passed his Preliminary for the Society of Chartered Accountants, and obtained his certificate A in the O.T.C. He was articled, 1912, to Messrs. Ashworth, Mosley & Co. In September, 1914, he joined the Public Schools Battalion; in January the following year he was gazetted Second Lieut., 13th Bttn. His first active service was on the Suez Canal and in the desert. He was transferred from the Manchesters to the 6th Border Regiment, and went to France early in July. He was killed 14th September, when leading a covering party in an attack on enemy trenches.
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:14/09/1916Age:21Regiment/Service:Border Regiment "D" Coy. 6th Bn. Grave Reference: J. 4. Cemetery:AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information: Son of Mr. R. F. and Mrs. E. J. Allured, of "Willoughby," Marlborough Rd., Sale, Cheshire. Native of Stretford, Manchester.

Pg 186 George Edward Burgess 21st Bttn
came to the School in 1910 from Ardwick Higher Central School, and was on the Modern Side. He was 20 years of age. He was Lance-Sergeant in the Manchester Regiment.
CWGC
Rank:Lance SerjeantService No:18814Date of Death:01/07/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 21st Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Pg 187 Second Lieutenant Harry Collier Clough 18th Bttn
was killed in action on Tuesday, August 1st. [30-31st July]He was the son of Mr. Wm. Clough, of the Education Office, Manchester. He passed his Matriculation in 1911, and became a student teacher. He was reading for the Arts degree in Manchester University. He held a commission in the 14th Manchester Bttn. He was attached to the 18th, and was in the fight at Montauban and at Trones Wood [and killed at Guillemont]
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:30/07/1916Age:21Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 14th Bn. attd. 18th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William and Martha Clough, of 126, Roseneath Rd., Urmston, Manchester.

Pg205 Bate, H., Lieut.,12th Bttn
 (wounded and missing; doubtful if alive) Nov 1916 Pg 219 Pupil from. September, 1908, from Ormskirk Grammar School, his parents having removed to Eccles. He came of a family of teachers, and early made up his mind he would carry on the succession. He was on the Classical side, and especially fond of history, and was prox. acc. in the examina- tion for the Thompson History Prize. He took his Senior School Certificate in 1913, and became a student teacher. In 1914 he took the Higher Alternative paper in History, and got distinc- tion. He joined the School O.T.C. at the time of its foundation, and won his Certificate A. When war was declared he was in camp with the Corps. He immediately applied for a commission, and we heard of him as doing exceedingly good work as Senior Subaltern in the 13th. He got his second star in December, 1914, and was at the Staff College, Camberley, in May, 1915. Owing to a slight operation he was unable to accompany his original battalion to the Near East, and was sent for service in France. Christmas, 1915, he spent in the trenches in the Ypres salient. He was in command of the snipers and spent some time at the Sniping School of the Second Army. In one of his letters home he tells of a conversation between a senior officer and a sub. just out from home. " If you want those men to follow you and to stick to you in a tight corner," said the senior, " you must make them believe that you love them, and the way to make them believe that you love them is to love them." In those words he revealed unwittingly the secret of his own fine success as a leader of men. He was reported as wounded on July 7th, and after- wards " wounded and missing." Letters from officers of his regiment leave, it is to be feared, but little doubt as to his fate. He was wounded seriously and carried out of the front line of the fighting. The sergeant who carried him was killed himself within an hour. Since then nothing has been heard. We can only conclude that he died of wounds before reaching the aid post. He did his duty—he did it manfully, cheerfully and well.
CWGC
Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:07/07/1916Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 13th Bn. attd. 12th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alfred Bate.

Blythe, P. A., M.C., Capt., 18th Bttn (wounded and missing;
supposed prisoner of war)
March 1917 Pg 48 Mentioned in despatches. His C.O. writes:—"I recommended him for a reward immediately after the action at Guillemont on July 31st, 1916, for his courage and gallantry in rallying his company, which had suffered severe casualties, when, although wounded himself, he continued to lead his men against a portion of the position that was held in strength by the Germans. How strong that position was we were only to learn weeks afterwards, for as you are aware the village was not finally taken till the month of September. I have the warmest
admiration for your son, and his loss to the battalion was deeply felt by all of u s ."
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:30/07/1916Age:21Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 18th Bn. Awards:M C, Mentioned in Despatches Grave Reference: XXII. K. 10. Cemetery:DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVALAdditional Information: Son of Alfred James and Emily Augusta Blythe, of The Schools, Swinton, Manchester.
Title: November 1916 Manchester Grammar School Magazine - Obituaries
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Private Frederick G. Crowe 17th Bttn
has died of wounds in hospital in Germany. His father was an engineer of the Ship Canal, and he himself gained a Lancashire Junior Exhibition from St. Paul's School, Walkden, to the Manchester Grammar School, at which he later won a place on the foundation. He went from school into the employ of Messrs. Gaddum. At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Manchester Regiment.(on Mack's pow list)
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:8466Date of Death:26/09/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. Grave Reference: IV. D. 15. Cemetery:NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERYAdditional Information:

Pg 221 Lance-Sergt. Henry Kay Evans 17th Bttn, was killed in action on October 12th. He had served at the front for over 11 months. At school he was an ardent footballer, (YMCA team) and a member of the Gymnasium eight.
CWGC
Rank:Lance SerjeantService No:8135Date of Death:12/10/1916Age:28Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. Grave Reference: XI. K. 8. Cemetery:A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERSAdditional Information: Son of Thomas W. (Manager for MEN) and Agnes Evans, of 28, Ashwood Avenue, West Didsbury, Manchester.

Second Lieut. Frank Norcross, 23rd Bttn
 born at Darwen on March 30th, 1897, came from the Darwen Secondary School to the M.G.S. at Easter, 1909 till December, 1915, winning an Open Classical Scholarship at New College,. Oxford. Immediately after this he joined an Officers' Cadet Corps, and obtained his commission on July 5th, being gazetted to the 3rd Battalion. He left England on the 25th, and was attached to the 23rd Battalion, which he joined on the 28th. On the following day he went into action and was killed, being buried in a trench by high explosive shell. He was one of the ablest boys we have had in the School for many years. Face to face with the great ordeal he was true to himself. His Commanding Officer writes :—" Although he had only just arrived, and had had no previous experience, when the order came to go into action he did not flinch in the slightest, and went out cheerful and happy, proud to be able at last to lead men under fire—and the shelling was beyond description." (In support of 90th Bgde at Guillemont)
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:30/07/1916Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 23rd Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of James and Annie B. Norcross, of 1, Lynton Rd., Heaton Moor, Stockport.

Pg 229 Capt. Jack Eustace Rothband, 23rd Bttn
 joined the 23rd battalion from the 16th (P-S.) Bn., Middlesex Regiment, from May, 1915, until his death. He came from San Francisco to join up. On the morning of the 21st July the Battalion moved up to reinforce another Battalion of the Division which had been ordered to take Maltz Horn Farm. His was the first company •over, and he led them through an inferno of shells and over the ridge near the farm. His last words were, ' Come on, lads, they cannot hurt us.' He was killed instantaneously by machine-gun fire. The farm was reached and held for a time, although we had to evacuate it shortly afterwards. We miss him and his cheery smile, but his example will always remain green in our memories. He died as he lived, one of the best, a thorough sportsman and gentleman.—A.E.C.
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:19/07/1916Age:37Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 23rd Bn. Grave Reference: III. F. 10. Cemetery:FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZAdditional Information: Son of William Samuel and Marion Rothband.
Title: December 1916 Manchester Grammar School Magazine - Obituaries
Post by: Tim Bell on September 04, 2014, 04:18:11 PM
Captain Macdonald Warriner Brownn, 17th Bttn
a Master at North Manchester School, was killed in action on 12th October 1916. He joined the staff of the School in 1910, and joined the Public Schools Battalion in Nov. 1914. Granted a commission in the 17th Manchesters in 1915. He was grenade instructor, and only a fortnight before he fell he was made Captain. Quite recently CO, Colonel Johnson,  remarked to another officer how splendidly Brown was doing, and how it was a certainty that he would get speedy promotion and honour.  Who that heard him talk to the Natural History Society on the birds of the Fens, or of the Cheshire meres, will ever forget him? He was just at his best then, and would give, from his fascinating stories connected with the pursuit of his favourite hobby.
 "The memory of his generous, sunny nature and of the healthy influence he exerted among all who worked with him, will long be treasured."
CWGC Rank:    Captain Date of Death:    12/10/1916 Age:    26Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment    17th Bn.
Panel Reference:    Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.Memorial:    THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of the Rev. F. Brown, of Nottingham; husband of Jean Warriner Dodds (formerly Brown), of Ash Cottage, Shere, Guildford, Surrey.

OC C Coy at Flers which was ��mown down as soon as they crossed the parapet, and within 50 Yds of our front line�

Sergeant Herbert Naylor 16th Bttn
Joined MGS from South Manchester School. He joined in September, 1914, and was promoted three weeks later. He was killed at Arras [Flers] by a shell which also buried six men. Up to then he had been in five engagements without a wound.
CWGC
Rank:    Serjeant Service No:     6660 Date of Death:    12/10/1916 Regiment/Service:  Manchester Regiment    16th Bn. Panel Reference:    Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.Memorial:    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Lance-Corporal George Bartlett Elliott
, 17th Bttn, was probably captured on October 12th.
CWGC
Rank:    Corporal Service No:   32794 Date of Death:    12/10/1916 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment    17th Bn. Grave Reference:    VIII. B. 3.Cemetery:    A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS

Thomas Christopher Porter, 1/6th the amateur international footballer, who fell in Gallipoli on June 4th, 1915. Brother of Old Boy.
CWGC
Rank:    Private Service No:    2212 Date of Death:    04/06/1915 Age:    29 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment  1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 158 to 170.Memorial:    HELLES MEMORIAL Additional Information:    Son of Martha Porter, of 31, Rectory Rd., Higher Crumpsall, Manchester, and the late Thomas Porter.
Title: February-May 1917 Manchester Grammar School Magazine - Obituaries
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Pg 13 Private Cecil Ernest Brill, 19th Bttn
killed in France on December 23rd, [24th] within two days of his twentieth birthday. Pupil North Manchester School in 1907-10, then MGS  and subsequently to Rossall School. He was trainee engineer in Carlisle. "He enlisted some 15 months ago, and had only been a week at the front when, in mounting a parapet, he was hit by machine-gun fire."
CWGC
Rank:    PrivateService No:    47182Date of Death:    24/12/1916Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     19th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. E. 5.Cemetery:    DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY

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Pg 45 Private Sydney Cohen (died of wounds). (6594) Cohen was the fourth son of Mr. M. Cohen, of Ashlea, High Street, C.-on-M. He was educated at Victoria Park School and Manchester Grammar School. He enlisted in the 16th (Pals) Battalion of the Manchester Regiment in August, 1914, and was wounded in January, 1916. A shell burst in his billet and he was seriously injured in the chest. He was brought over to a hospital in Southport, but has for the last ten months been nursed at home. He was 19 years of age. See 1916 Wounded record -17th Bttn.
CWGC - Can't Find Service & Pension records show he was attested by the Mayor and Discharged unfit in June 1916. Pension 25/-. Shrapnel wounds to right shoulder and thigh. Also mediastinal tumour.

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Pg 66 Second-Lieutenant Samuel Myatt Shirley 18th Bttn
Enlisted at formation. He was wounded and mentioned in despatches. He was killed April 13th while leading an attack. He was Assistant Scout Master in a Newton Heath Scout Troop, and passed out 6th in the final test of his Officers training. Hugh Oldham Lads Club
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    01/05/1917Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     18th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. D. 1.Cemetery:    BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX

Second-Lieutenant John Edward Middleton Taylor
18th Bttn
Regiment, died of wounds in a French hospital on April 24th. He was at the School from January, 1905, to December, 1909, and was on the Classical side.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    24/04/1917Age:    27Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment  18th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. B. 3.Cemetery:    BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX Additional Information:    Son of David Taylor, of "The Warrens," Failsworth, Manchester; husband of Ellen Y. Taylor, of "Glen May," 125, Assheton Rd., Clayton Bridge, Manchester.

Pg 78 Second-Lieutenant Arthur Blake Scott, Cheshire Regiment, is reported killed. He was an active member of the Cheadle Hulme Lacrosse Club and the Manchester Wanderers. The Cheadle Dramatic Club, to which the late Stanley Houghton belonged, was founded by him, and he was for many years a Volunteer in the 2nd Manchesters. In 1915 he was at Suvla Bay and received a commission for splendid reconnaisance work, being posted to his own regiment as an additional honour. Several of his communications from abroad appeared in the Manchester Guardian.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    26/03/1917Age:    36Regiment/Service:    Cheshire Regiment     1st/7th Bn. Grave Reference:    XI. C. 11.Cemetery:    GAZA WAR CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Joseph and Sarah Scott, of Sarala, Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Second-Lieutenant Basil Tempest, 13th Bttn
 has died of wounds received in action on April 25th. He was at the School from 1908 to 1910, and won a Manchester School of Technology Scholarship in 1914.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    25/04/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     13th Bn. Grave Reference:    E. 1117.Cemetery:    KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of James and Louisa A. Tempest, of 1, Clarendon Rd., Whalley Range, Manchester.

Captain and Adjutant Frank Tower
12th Bttn
was killed in action April 10th. He won a scholarship at the School. For two years he was Captain of Cricket (1910-11), and in the same period played in the first Lacrosse team. In June, 1911, he won an Open Mathematical Scholarship at Durham, but went in for actuarial work, and in February, 1912, began his duties at the head office of the Scottish Amicable Life Insurance Co., Glasgow. The Manager writes :—" On coming here he very quickly gained the respect of his colleagues, not only by his mental gifts, but also by his fine character, while his bright, happy spirit made him a general favourite. No one could fail to feel his attractiveness, and I am not surprised to see from the Chaplain's letter that it was recognised in his battalion, and increased his influence as an officer. Personally, I had a warm affection for him, and was always glad when his duty brought him to me. I looked forward to seeing (and perhaps helping) him take the high place in the Insurance world for which he was undoubtedly fitted."
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    13/04/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     Adjt. 12th Bn.Grave Reference:    XVII. J. 46.Cemetery:    CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZAdditional Information:    Son of Charles Yeoman Tower and Ada Tower, of 36, Albany Rd., Victoria Park, Manchester.

Captain Charles Harry Williamson, 7th Bttn  attached R.F.C.,
was killed in action on March 27th, in Palestine. He won a Military Cross last year for expert work at the Battle of Rumani. He was at the School
from 1899 to 1902, and was a pharmaceutical chemist. In October, 1915, he was wounded and invalided home, after serving in Gallipoli as Brigade Signals Officer. In January, 1916, he was awarded a Military Cross for "establishing and maintaining communications under heavy fire with great courage and skill."
Title: 1917 Manchester Grammar School Magazine Wounded List
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Pg 28 Hewitt, Charles, Lance-Corpl., 16th Bttn (wounded, right elbow) - Later Commissioned

Pg 46 Private Alan Thompson, of the 2/7th Bttn attached KLR King's younger son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thompson, of West Bank, Park Road, Ashton-upon Mersey, formerly of Timperley, wounded in hospital. In a night bombing raid about the middle of September his right hand was badly shattered, and he was wounded in the knee by shrapnel. Subsequently his hand had to be amputated. Private Thompson enlisted in August, 1914, and went to the front in July 1916. He was an expert shot. Having joined before he attained the age of eighteen he had the experience of celebrating his twentieth birthday in the trenches. He was a member of Timperley Cricket Club, and before enlisting was with Messrs. George Peak and Co.,

May 1917 Pg 80 Second-Lieutenant F. Bates, Manchester Regiment, was severely wounded on April 10th, and was sent to the 2nd Red Cross Hospital, Rouen.

Lieutenant Bryan S. Conway, 22nd Bttn, is suffering from shell-shock.

Captain H. Turner, 19th Bttn, is in High Street Hospital, having been badly wounded at Arras.

Lieutenant J. F. Waring, of the 3/9th Bttn has been wounded in France. He is in High Street Military Hospital, and is progressing favourably.

June 1917 Pg 116 Captain Ronald H. Royle, M.C., 11th (S.) Battalion Manchester Regiment, is now at General Headquarters, 3rd Echelon, Rouen, not yet able to return to the front.

Second-Lieutenant W. Yarwood, (6th?)son of Mr. W. Yarwood, of Altrincham, has been wounded for the second time.

Private H. Chapman, (22nd?) Manchester Regiment, previously reported killed, is now known to be wounded and a prisoner of war. He writes:—" I have been wounded in the right wrist, but am going on exceedingly well, for we are treated with every consideration."
July 1917 Pg136
Private T. R. Elliott, 12th Manchesters, was wounded in the left shoulder in June, and is in hospital at Dulwich.

Second Lieutenant R. A. Hall, Manchester Regiment, is suffering from shell shock. He left M.G.S. to go to Rossall, and won a senior classical Exhibition at Worcester College, Oxford.

Second Lieutenant D. Stonehouse, Manchester Regiment, is in Denmark Hill Hospital, London, wounded for the second time. It is not long since he won a Military Cross.
Title: Re: Manchester Grammar School Magazine
Post by: mack on September 05, 2014, 05:57:17 AM
6594 sydney cohen[B.coy] wasnt wounded in his billet,on 13th january the germans began shelling suzanne,the first shell burst over the orderly room and slightly wounded a prisoner who was awaiting disposal,the rest of the shells landed in west street,wounding 12 men,mostly from B.coy,the following day,B.coys billet was demolished by shell fire after they had moved out.

sydneys death was caused by the mediastinal tumour,not through wounds,its very likely they discovered the tumour when they X.rayed him in hospital in france when they operated on him for his wounds,a mediastinal tumour in adults is usually malignant,in those days theres no chance he would have lived long,even today with all the modern medicines,its a very serious condition.

sydney has been overlooked by the CWGC,his death was recorded as caused by active service,hes therefor entitled to war grave status.

mack ;D
Title: June - Oct 1917: Manchester Grammar School Magazine Obituaries
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Pg 108Second-Lieutenant Charles William Jack Danziger, 9th Bttn
died of wounds, was the only son of an O.M., Mr. M. Danziger, of Kersal. After pursuing his education abroad, he returned to join his father's firm in June, 1914, and enlisted in the following September. He went through the officers' cadet course at Oxford, was gazetted to the Manchester Regiment in 1916, and went to the front last December. He was severely wounded on May 12th, and died three days later.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    15/05/1917Age:    20Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     9th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. A. 9.Cemetery:    ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information:    Son of Marcus Danziger, of "Edgecoombe," The Avenue, Kersal, Manchester.

Captain C. F. Duguid, M.C., D.S.O.
, 22nd Bttn
who was reported missing, is now reported killed. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.F. Duguid, of 47, Highfield Street, Hightown. Our last two numbers have chronicled his honours. This one records the super-honour of sacrifice. He came to us from St.John's School, Cheetham Hill, in 1903, he went up the School on the Classical side, and won his Open Scholarship at Queen's College, Oxford, with a Salford Scholarship to keep it company. He was a camper, a debater, a Parliamentary candidate, the best of friends; those who knew him best loved him exceedingly. In the Army he did great things, constantly winning the commendation of his C.O. More than once O.M.'s going out as Junior Subs, have spoken gratefully of his welcome and his helpfulness.  A fine energy of soul, sympathy, gentleness, and purity made him the man he was, a Christian student in arms.
Dec 1917 -Pupil (1903-11),..., is now officially reported killed on that date. ...In February last he was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantrv and leadership in the capture of a trench. Later he won the D.S.O. for capturing with twenty mem a crater lying between the German barbed wire and the German trench, and holding it for thirty-six hours against all attacks.
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    13/05/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     22nd Bn.Awards:    D S O, M CPanel Reference:    Bay 7.Memorial:    ARRAS MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of Frederick and Fanny Selina Duguid (nee Newman) of Manchester.

Second-Lieutenant Herbert Hilton Fielding. 6th Bttn - Poss. Att 22nd
Captain C. F. Duguid,(almost his last letter!) wrote:—" He joined us in the middle of January, and both being O.M.'s I think we understood each other from the start...When on the morning of March 28th we attacked Croisilles it was his first time under fire. His platoon was in the front line, and it was not long before it came to the enemy's wire, which was strong and intact. Fielding broke through with some of his men and dealt very bravely with a bombing post which he found there, enabling us to capture it. He went on practically unsupported owing to the heavy rifle and machine gun fire which developed at this point. A bullet struck him in the shoulder and entered his head, killing him..."
The following is also from Captain Duguid :—*4 We were given a large task to perform, and your son was placed with his platoon im the first main wave of the advance. We met an unbroken belt of barbed wire, and the trouble began. The enemy had its exact range, and, what is more, had a bombing post just at the point where we came upon it. Your son climbed through the wire, threw a bomb into the post and fired his revolver into it enabling us to capture it, though exposing himself the whole time to a well-directed fire. Eager to get his men on, for they were hung up on the wire still, he shouted to them and signalled, as one of my corporals said ' Just as if he were 011 manoeuvres,'and then went on practically alone, to set them an example, against a further post. Here he was shot and killed instantaneously by a bullet from a machine gun."
CWGC
Rank:    Second Lieutenant Date of Death:    28/03/1917 Age:    27 Regiment/Service:      Manchester Regiment      6th Bn. Grave Reference:    B. 4.Cemetery:    ST. LEGER BRITISH CEMETERY Additional Information:    Son of Harry Fitton Pendlebury Fielding and Hannah Fielding, of 7, St. Paul's Rd., Withington, Manchester.

Lieutenant Robert William Gordon Grant
, 7th Bttn
passed Matriculation in 1913, and spent a very successful year in the History Honours School at Victoria. He was given a commission in the early days of the war, and went out to Egypt, being in one of the great fights in August last year. Age 22.
CWGC
Rank:    Captain Date of Death:    24/05/1917Age:    21Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     7th Bn Grave Reference:    A. 6.Cemetery:    NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of James and Mary E. Grant, of 17, Gardner Rd., Prestwich, Manchester.

Second-Lieutenant Harold Shrieves Grimshaw, 21st Bttn
died of wounds last month, was a graduate of Victoria, and was on the staff of Workington Grammar School.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    24/05/1917Age:    27Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     21st Bn. Grave Reference:    I. A. 12.Cemetery:    ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information:    Son of Charles and Emma Grimshaw, of 30 Plymouth Avenue, Longsight, Manchester; husband of Elsie Grimshaw of Orono, Ontario, Canada.

Lance-Corporal Harry Hindley Johnson, 16th Bttn
reported missing since July 30th, 1916, is now presumed to have been killed on or about that date. He was 20 years of age, and in the employ of Richardson, Tee, Ryecroft & Co., Ltd.
CWGC
Rank:    Lance Corporal Service No:    7435Date of Death:     30/07/1916 Age:    21 Regiment/Service:     Manchester Regiment     16th Bn. Panel Reference:    Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.Memorial:    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Additional Information:    Son of Joseph Johnson, of 70, Northumberland St., Higher Broughton, Salford, Manchester, and the late Esther Johnson.

Second-Lieutenant Frank Walsh
, 6th Bttn Att 18th
 was the youngest of four brothers, all educated at MGS, sons of Mr. W. J. Walsh, Headmaster of Thomas Street Schools. He was very early marked out as a leader in games, and was a great favourite on the Cheetham Hill cricket ground, near his own home.  He kept up the family succession by winning his foundation scholarship. He held it till 14 at the North Manchester School, where he showed great promise in Mathematics, and was captain both of football and cricket.  For two years he played in the forward line for our first football eleven, and also- for the first cricket, carrying off the batting prize, in his last season making a record for the School with the highest aggregate score. He was a tower of strength in Science Fifth, and his name is commemorated in their form room. Leaving School he entered the service of Messrs. Mather and Piatt, with a view to becoming an engineer. He joined the 6th Manchester Territorials, and was drafted into the Old Mancunian platoon. At the outbreak of war he volunteered at once for foreign service. The 6th were in the first territorial division to be sent on foreign service. Frank Walsh served in the ranks, both in Egypt and in the Gallipoli campaign. There both he and his elder brother, Second-Lieutenant J. N. Walsh, were wounded. He was in hospital in Malta for a considerable time, and I can remember the letter in which he complained that he was being kept so much in bed and losing all his physical strength. It was characteristic of him.  He was picked out for his commission, and took his training at Trinity College, Oxford, where he represented his battalion in cricket and football. He was posted to his old regiment as Second-Lieutenant, but was attached to the 21st. [18th?]On May 12th he led his men over the top at Bullecourt, and was killed instantaneously by a shell in the first rush. His Colonel writes :—" I desire to let you know how much I appreciated your son's services. You are probably aware that a little time ago he was considerably shaken in his nerves while on outpost duty. During this time our outpost line was in full view of the enemy, and his post was heavily bombarded, and finally was blown out by a shell. I was afraid he would not be fit again to take part in a fight, but he pulled himself together in a most heroic manner and I consider this one of the very bravest things a man can possibly do."
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    12/05/1917Age:    20Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     6th Bn. attd. 18th Bn.Panel Reference:    Bay 7.Memorial:    ARRAS MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of William James and Margaret Eleanor Walsh, of "Grassmoor," Sheepfoot Lane, Prestwich, Manchester.

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Pg135 Second-Lieutenant Richard Hooton Hankinson, 14th Bttn Att 6th
was killed by shell fire on June 21st. He was leading violinist in the School orchestra for several years. His Colonel writes :— " He was called by all of us ' Sir Galahad,' and he was the nearest approach to that ideal that I have ever met. The regiment is the better for his memory."
CWGC
Rank:    LieutenantDate of Death    21/06/1917Age:    21Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     14th Bn. attd. 1st/6th Bn.Grave Reference:    C. 4.Cemetery:    RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Edward Ernest and Edith Lucy Hankinson, of "Rosmore", 398, The Cliff, Higher Broughton, Manchester.

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Private Charles Carl Saville Ashley 6th Bttn
Pupil (1908-10), who was killed instantaneously on September 6th, had seen service in Gallipoli. An old Schoolfellow and comrade-in-arms writes :—•" He was a dear, cheery pal, with a droll sense of humour, and he led a straight clean life." His Chaplain says of him :— " He was a splendid fellow, respected by us all. He has left the memory of a gallant and clean life." He was 23 years old.
CWGC
Rank:    PrivateService No:    250328Date of Death:    06/09/1917Age:    23Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.Memorial:     TYNE COT MEMORIAL Additional Information:    Son of Charles and Henrietta Helen Oliver Ashley, of "Dollis Hill," 2, Thornfield Rd., Heaton Mersey, Manchester. Educated at Manchester Grammar School.

Captain Alfred Balmforth 3/8th Bttn
Pupil (1903-11) was Captain of the School 1910-11,and won a scholarship at Balliol, whence he entered the Army. He is the third Captain of the School who has lost his life in this War, and there is no loss to the School, especially to masters and old boys, that will be felt more keenly. His rare intellect was accompanied by great tenacity of purpose and grit. He was fond, too, of games, and was Captain of the Lacrosse team. As head prefect, his quiet, gentle manner proved wonderfully effective : we never had a year in which' all School activities worked with more smoothness and harmonj'. " When he came to us recently," says one of his masters, " he seemed just the same as ever. He seemed to be one who through the tumult of warfare had kept his boyish ideals, a happy warrior whose master bias leaned all the time to the things which make for peace. Pacem petiit, pace politus est."
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    31/07/1917Age:    28Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     8th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 53 and 55.Memorial:    YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of Mr. W. A. and Sarah Balmforth, of I, Holmwood rd., Withington, Manchester.

Second-Lieutenant E. Bouskill 14th Att 21st Bttn
Pupil (1910-13) was the second son of Mr. G. Bouskill, of Bramhall. He joined the School O.T.C. in January, 1915. He was 21 years of age.
CWGC
Rank:    LieutenantDate of Death    04/10/1917Age:    21Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     21st Bn. Grave Reference:    Spec. Mem. XII. AA. 11.Cemetery:    BUTTES NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, POLYGON WOODAdditional Information:    Son of George Edward and Sarah Emily Bouskill, of Bramhall Grange, Bramhall Lane, Stockport.

Lieut. Edward Brodrick 13th Bttn
Pupil (1904-9), killed in action on July 31st, was 24 years of age, and was the son of Mr. T. Brodrick, secretary of the Co-operative Wholesale Society, Limited. He joined the Public Schools Battalion as a private, and proceeded to Salonika. He was invalided home, and subsequently
became attached to another battalion. After being at the Manchester University, where he matriculated first class, he was articled to the firm of
Messrs. Aston, Harwood, and Somers, solicitors.
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    31/07/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     13th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 53 and 55.Memorial:    YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of Thomas and Margaret Brodrick, of Victoria Crescent, Eccles, Manchester.

Captain Stanley W. Burditt Formerly 7th Bttn
Pupil (1904-07) was the eldest son of Mr. G. F.Burditt, of Heaton Mersey. He enlisted in the Manchester Regiment in September, 1914. Afterwards he obtained a commission in the Cheshire Regiment, and rose to be adjutant of his battalion. At the time of his death he was assisting the headquarters staff of a heavy artillery corps [ASC]. He was 27 years of age. After leaving the School he went to Germany, and then to the Manchester School of Technology. He was of the brightest and most lovable disposition, in touch with life at many points, outdoor life, politics,
and literature. His commanding officer speaks in the highest terms of his work and moral worth.
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death    01/10/1917Age:    27Regiment/Service:    Army Service CorpsGrave Reference:    I. C. 43.Cemetery:    OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEULAdditional Information:    Son of George F. and Lucy I. Burditt, of "Benita," Heaton Mersey, Manchester.

Captain Brian Wiseman Conway 22nd Bttn
Pupil (1911-12) was, a sergeant in the School O.T.C., and after passing his matriculation entered the Medical School at the Manchester University. At the outbreak of war he went out with the R.A.M.C. Afterwards he got a commission in the Durham Light Infantry, and was then transferred to the Manchesters. He was wounded last autumn on the Somme. Lieut.-Col. Woodward writes : " He was a most promising company commander, beloved by his men." Colonel I.edward writes : " We all loved and respected him. . . . It was his strict sense of duty that put him again into the  fighting unit, instead of going on with his profession." He was the eldest son of Dr. Conway, of Longsight.
CWGC
Rank:    Captain Date of Death:    04/10/1917Age:    23Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     22nd Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.Memorial:    TYNE COT MEMORIAL Additional Information:    Son of Basil Wiseman Conway and Jane Conway, of Overton House, Longsight, Manchester. Enlisted 7th Sept.1914.

Captain John Verney Donnelly 9th Bttn
Pupil (1908-10) was killed on October 9th. He was the eldest son of Mr. John Donnelly, of Birkdale, and was 22 years of age-Joining the Army as a private in September, 1914, he served in Egypt and Gallipoli. He was invalided home with dysentery, and after obtaining a commission went to France at the end of last February.
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    09/10/1917Age:    22Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     "C" Coy. 9th Bn.Awards:    Mentioned in DespatchesPanel Reference:    Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.Memorial:    TYNE COT MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of John William and Mary C. H. E. Donnelly, of 4, Bolton Rd., Birkdale, Southport.

Second-Lieut. Edgar Francis Maitland 6th (or 3/8th) Bttn
came to us in 1909, and ... passed his matriculation with honours in 1912,... Captain J. H. Whitworth writes of him :—" He was a splendid officer, extremely plucky and conscientious, and always thoughtful for his men. About two months ago, when we lost nearly all our officers, he carried on in command of the company for nearly a month, and did extremely well." Mr. Horsley writes:— " We who knew Maitiand at the School can easily realise what an excellent officer he made. The same qualities which endeared him to us, his straightforwardness, a strong sense of duty, and a determination to do his best, would be certain to make him respected by his men, and liked by his fellow officers." He was 20 vears old.
CWGC
Rank:    LieutenantDate of Death    24/09/1917Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     6th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. BA. 34.Cemetery:    RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Francis James Maitland; husband of Helena Maitland.

Captain James Wheatley Myers 19th Bttn
Pupil (1903-09) died of wounds received on July 31st. He was the elder son of Mr. W. Myers, of Worsley, and was in his 25th vear. He was adjutant of his regiment. When at School he was a brilliant Lacrosse player.
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    14/08/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     19th Bn.Awards:    Mentioned in DespatchesGrave Reference:    VII. B. 25.Cemetery:    BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of William and Mary Janet Myers, of Bowdon View, Broadoak Rd., Worsley, Manchester.

Second-Lieut. Edgar Sawer (1905-08) Fromer Manch. R . RFA
was killed in action on July 31st, He was the youngest of three sons of Mrs. Sawer, of Heaton Chapel. At
School he was in the Cricket Eleven, and won the prize for bowling. He enlisted as a private in the Manchester Regiment. A brother officer writes :—
*' He had been detailed for forward observation work, and contributed valuable work to our victory. He was struck by a shell and only lived about three minutes. His last words were typical of his bravery and unselfishness—' I am dying. Do not bother to do anything for me.'
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death    31/07/1917Age:    25Regiment/Service:    Royal Field Artillery     402nd Bty. 2nd (East Lancs.) Bde.Grave Reference:    II. E. 12.Cemetery:    CANADA FARM CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Mrs. L. Sawer, of 414, Delta Villas, Wellington Rd., Heaton Chapel, Stockport, and the late J. F. Sawer.
Title: December 1917 Manchester Grammar School Magazine Obituaries
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Private William Carter 6th Bttn
Puipl (1910-13) was killed in action near Ypres on September 6th. He was 20 years old. After leaving us he was on the staff of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank. A year ago he joined the 6th Manchester, which is the O.M. battalion, and after serving for a short time in Egypt was transferred with his division to the Western front.
CWGC
Rank:    PrivateService No:    251697Date of Death:    06/09/1917Age:    20Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     "A" Coy. 1st/6th Bn.Grave Reference:    I. C. 36.Cemetery:    AEROPLANE CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of William B. and Isabella Carter, of 28, Cavendish Rd., Chorlton-Cum-Hardy, Manchester.

Captain Horace B. Coomber 8th Bttn Att RFC
Pupil (1907-11), reported missing on October 12th and now reported killed on that date, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H.
Coomber, of Prestwich Park. He came to us from Stand Grammar School, and went on to Manchester University. He was gazetted to the 8th Battalion Manchester Regiment in September, 1914, from the University O.T.C., was promoted lieutenant in July, 1915, and captain in June, 1916. A year ago he was attached to the R.F.C., obtaining his pilot's wings six months later. He was killed while fighting in the air over the German lines. A German airman dropped the news into the British lines three weeks afterwards. He was a most popular officer, says a comrade, and " did his very best right to the end, as he always did."
CWGC
Rank:    Captain Date of Death:    12/10/1917 Age:     23 Regiment/Service:    Royal Flying Corps     45th Sqdn. and "C" Coy. 8th Bn Manchester Regiment Grave Reference:    VI. E. 21. Cemetery:    DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY Additional Information:     Son of William Horace and Sarah Emily Coomber, of Glenholme, Prestwich Park, Manchester. Appointed Scout Officer, April, 1915, and Musketry Officer Nov., 1915. Volunteered for R.F.C. Oct., 1916.

Second-Lieut. Sydney John Davie 8th Bttn
Pupil(1905-10), ...was the only child of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Davie, of Timperley. On leaving the School he went to Manchester University, graduating B.A. (history honours) in 1913, and taking his M.A. degree in 1914. He was in the O.T.C. at the University, and after training at Bristol he received his commission in July, 1916, ... He had seen service in two theatres of the war, and been in some severe fighting. He was 24 years old. He had been captain of Broadheath Cricket Club. A fellow officer writes :—" He was always happy and smiling, and always had a good word for everyone. We feel that we have lost a good friend and a splendid officer, all the more to be admired because fighting and war was all against his principles, and he fought to end war if he could." His chaplain says of him :—" He leaves a memory and inspiration behind him. His modest bearing and his frank gentle ways endeared him to us all. Thank God we met him, and were helped by his bright clean youthfulness."
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    10/10/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     "C" Coy. 1st/8th Bn.Grave Reference:    IV. F. 5.Cemetery:    COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of John Philip and Hannah Davie, of 10, Hawthorn Terrace, Timperley, Cheshire.
Title: Feb & April 1918 Manchester Grammar School Magazine Obituaries
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Second-Lieut. Kenrick Yorke-Jones
Pupil (1911-17) was the only son of Mr. H. Yorke-Jones, of Northenden. He was killed on December 26. When he left the school he was in the Modern VI, and had won an Exhibition for Modern Languages at Christ's College, Cambridge. At Cambridge he joined the Cadet Battalion, and went to France last September. He did well at school, both at work and game^ being a prominent member of the Lacrosse Team. He also did good work as a Scout and afterwards in the O.T.C., and at home worked for the Wesleyan Sunday School at Northenden. His sincere, unassuming nature and his gentle manliness endeared him to all who knew him, and no one leaves a more stainless record of devotion to duty and of goodness of heart.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death    26/12/1917Age:    19Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment    17th Bn. Grave Reference:    VIA. A. 2.Cemetery:    POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Herbert and Leila Yorke-Jones, of "Leekhurst," Northenden, Manchester.

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Private Norman Barber 2/6th Bttn
(1908-10), whose parents live at Fairfield, after leaving us was clerk in a bank at Ashton-u-Lyne. He was 23 years of age.
CWGC
 Rank:     Private Service No:    47843 Date of Death:    10/10/1917 Age:    22 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     2nd/6th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.Memorial:    TYNE COT MEMORIAL Additional Information:     Son of Mrs. Barber, of Fairfield, Manchester, and the late Harry Barber (Solicitor). Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Employee of The Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank.

Second Lieutenant William Bowker Farrington 6th Bttn
(1895-6) was the younger son of the late Mr. Roger Farrington, of Prestwich. After leaving the School he took up Law, and abandoned his practice as a Solicitor to join the Inns of Courts O.T.C. Upon Mr. Alfred Wood's removal to London, Mr. Farrington became the Hon. General Secretary of the Association, and. the keenness he had displayed for the Lacrosse Section was thus gained for the General Association. It will prove a very difficult matter to replace the disinterested service which he at all times gave so graciously and willingly.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    25/03/1918Age:    37Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     6th Bn. Panel Reference:    Bay 7.Memorial:    ARRAS MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of Roger Farrington

Sergeant Arthur James Rupert Fernley Former 11th Bttn
(1908-11), Yorkshire Regiment, who has died in hospital, was the son of Mr. Fernley, manager of the Manchester and County Bank, Middleton. He won a scholarship at the Agricultural College, Holmes Chapel. He enlisted in the 11th Manchesters, fought at Suvla Bay, was invalided home with enteric, was wounded in France last September, and again on April 15th in the great battle.
CWGC
Rank:    PrivateService No:    35407Date of Death:    18/04/1918Age:    23Regiment/Service:    Yorkshire Regiment     1st/5th Bn. transf. from 11th Bn. Manchester RegimentGrave Reference:    III. E. 4.Cemetery:    LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTEAdditional Information:    Son of Arthur and Alice Ann Fernley, of "Redcroft," Rochdale Rd., Middleton, Lancs. Of West Didsbury, Manchester. Student at the College of Agriculture, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire.

Private William M'Cann 17th Bttn
(1909-10) 7, Balfour Road, Urmston, reported missing on August 31, 1917, now officially presumed killed, was educated at the School and Davyhulme School. He was in business with his father. His younger brother, Private Eric M'Cann, King's Liverpool Regiment, is reported to have died of wounds on August 26, 1917.
CWGC
Rank:    PrivateService No:    32493Date of Death:    31/08/1917Age:    21Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     17th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.Memorial:    TYNE COT MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of Charles and Bertha McCann, of 7, Balfour Rd., Urmston, Manchester. Educated at Davyhulme. e Church School, Urmston, and Manchester Grammar School.

Captain (A/Major) John Edwin Rowbotham
2nd/7th Bttn
(1900-06) was the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Rowbotham, of Moston. He reached the Modern Sixth three years after entering the School, and he ended a successful School career by winning the Theodores Exhibition and the William Simpson Exhibition for Modern Languages at Manchester University, where he passed all his examinations with honours. He joined the Army at the beginning of the War, and had recently won the Military Cross. " As a boy he was full of energy and determination," writes one who knew him, " always cheery, a general favourite, and unspoiled by success. He was certain to make his way in the world, and to win many friends and honours."
CWGC
Rank:    Major Date of Death:    26/03/1918 Age:    31 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     2nd/7th Bn.Awards:    M C Grave Reference:    III. P. 20.Cemetery:     PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Additional Information:     Son of Mr. and Mrs John Rowbotham; husband of Susie Rowbotham, of Rhosilly, Machynlleth, Mont. Born at Harpurhey, Manchester.

Second-Lieutenant Walter T. Thorp 1/7th Bttn
(1908-10) was the elder son of Mr. E. Thorp, of York Street, Manchester. He went as a private to Egypt at the beginning of the War, and fought in Gallipoli. He had served in France as an officer for a year, when he was killed in action on March 25th.One of our 1st O.M. Lacrosse Team.
CWGC
Rank:    Lieutenant Date of Death    28/03/1918Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     1st/7th Bn. Grave Reference:    IV. G. 3.Cemetery:    DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY
Title: June-Nov 1918 Manchester Grammar School Magazine Obituaries
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Lieutenant John Donaldson, 8th Bttn att. Royal Warwick Regiment
(1908-12) had served in Egypt and Gallipoli with the Manchester Territorials. His parents live in Higher Broughton. His death was recorded in our last
number, and on June 3 it was announced that he had been awarded the Military Cross.
CWGC
Rank:    Lieutenant Date of Death:    25/03/1918 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     8th Bn. attd. 5th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment Awards:    M C Panel Reference:    Panel 64 to 67.Memorial:    POZIERES MEMORIAL

Second-Lieutenant Arthur James Orr 24th Bttn
(1911-16) was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Orr, of Prestwich. He was killed in action, instantaneously, on April 23rd, while leading his platoon. His Captain writes : " To his brother officers, who feel his loss very keenly, he was a pattern of clean living, a man amongst men. He endeared himself to all who came within his gentle influence. Officers and men mourn the passing of such a perfect gentleman." At the School he was in the first football team, and was one of the best full backs that the School has ever had.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    23/04/1918Age:    20Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     24th Bn. Grave Reference:    Plot 3. Row D. Grave 8.Cemetery:    MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information:    Son of John J. and Elizabeth Orr, of Meadowbank, Prestwich, nr. Manchester.

Second-Lieutenant William Harold Parker, 7th Bttn Comm. to Worcestershire Regiment
(1906-10), joined the 7th Manchesters as a private in September, 1914, and went out to Gallipoli as Sergeant in July, 1915, where he served through the campaign until the evacuation. He was then appointed Company Quartermaster Sergeant and went with his Regiment to Egypt, where he took part in several brushes with the Turks. In March 1916, his regiment was drafted to France. After twenty-two months of active service he came home on his first leave, was recommended for a commission, and was gazetted to the Worcesters. He left for France on January 6th of this year, and, while leading his Company fell in action on April 26th, near Kemmel. The day before, he was awarded the Military Cross for gallant conduct in action on March 22nd. We are indebted to a friend for the following appreciation :—" His life was gentle; he was a devoted son and an affectionate brother, and had troops of warm friends; his worldly prospects were all that one might desire. And yet, animated by the glorious traditions of his old School, he was willing to sacrifice all the joys that surrounded him and responded promptly to the call of duty. No tribute to Harold Parker's fine character could better the words he wrote in his last letter home :— ' I'm getting tired of this business out here, but I've always got in mind that we are fighting for our King and Country, defending our nation and the homes of those we love.' "
CWGC
Rank:    LieutenantDate of Death:    26/04/1918Age:    25Regiment/Service:    Worcestershire Regiment     3rd Bn.Awards:    M CPanel Reference:    Panel 75 to 77.Memorial:    TYNE COT MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Parker, of "Homeleigh," Flixton, Lancs.

Captain Samuel Francis Collier 6th Bttn
(1904-07), the eldest son of the Rev. and Mrs. S. F. Collier, of Victoria Park, who was reported wounded and missing on March 29th, is said to have been killed in action on that date, and though the information is not official, the War Office authorities believe it to be reliable. Captain S. F. Collier enlisted with his brothers in August 1914, and worked his way up very quickly to the rank of Captain. His youngest brother was killed on March 28th, the two brothers falling in action within one week.
CWGC
Rank:    Captain Date of Death    22/03/1918 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     6th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 64 to 67.Memorial:    POZIERES MEMORIAL

Captain George Thomas Ewen, M.C. 3rd Bttn (Poss Att. 5th)
(1891-2), who was killed in action at the assault on Kut in June, 1916, was at first reported wounded and missing, and for over a year it was hoped by his friends that he might be a prisoner, but the War Office now reports that his death must be presumed. The following extract from the Alpine Journal of February last, written by Philip S. Minor, was kindly supplied us by Mr. H. L. Joseland, H.M. of Bnrnley Grammar School :— " Ewen was born in 1879, and was educated at the Manchester Grammar School. On leaving, he took up journalism. Later he was for some years in the office of Mr. Cunliffe, now K.C. He entered at Gray's Inn in June, 1911, and was called to the Bar in 1913, obtaining the unusual award of a Scholarship of £100 for industry. While in London he was on the reporting staff of the Morning Post and Manchester Guardian. " Ewen joined the 3rd Manchester Regiment in 1914; was gazetted Second Lieutenant, and after a very short training went out to France, where he acted as Machine Gun Officer to the baftalion and to the Brigade. He was promoted Lieutenant in 1915 and Captain later in that year. " In the fighting at Neuve Chappelle he was awarded the Military Cross, and later was mentioned in despatches for his work at Ypres. Early in 1916 his regiment was ordered to Mesopotamia, and in the assault at Kut from the trenches* at Es Sinn he fell wounded (as was reported) in the leg and shoulder, but no trace of him has been found since. " Ewen was an original member of the Rucksack Club, and jokingly remarked to the writer that the experience gained in that Club was really responsible for his Military Cross, as his climbing practice enabled him to be quicker out of the trenches than men more accustomed to level ground. He edited the three reports and the first four issues of the Rucksack Club Journal, and indeed was mainly responsible for the existence of the Journal. " His first climb was made in 1902, and after 1906 he climbed mostly without guides, and usually leading. His holidays were always short, from two to three weeks, but his qualifying list of peaks and passes when he joined the Alpine Club in 1911 numbered about sixty. " The loss of Ewen is very widely felt. He made many friends in Manchester and London, and with his excellent abilities and power of concentration in everything he undertook he would have gone far at the Bar and also in his sport. He had a great love for the hills, and that this was not diminished by War conditions appears from one of his letters from Mesopotamia, where he writes that ' This country is only redeemed from absolute mediocrity by the fact that from our present camp one can see snow-covered hills forming the  Persian boundary eighty miles away.'"
CWGC
Rank:     Captain Date of Death:     08/03/1916 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment    3rd Bn. Awards:    M C Panel Reference:     Panel 31 and 64. Memorial:    BASRA MEMORIAL

Lance-Corporal C. W. Foster 19th Bttn
 (1913-16) died of wounds' on July 8th. His Captain writes that he was a candidate for a commission, and would have made a very good -officer. He had been told off to get experience of taking charge of men in the trenches, and had been doing quite well. At School he was in the O.T.C. He was the son of Mr. Albert Foster, of Accrington. He won the Belgian Croix de Guerre for great courage and devotion. Extract from report:—" East of Ypres, as a stretcher bearer, he showed conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty, in clearing wounded for fourteen hours, and in that he
went out on several occasions to fetch in wounded in face of heavy shell and machine gun fire, not ceasing in his effort^ till he was certain all were safe." He has on many previous occasions showed conspicuous gallantry in a similar capacity.
CWGC
Rank:    Private Service No:    40917 Date of Death:    10/04/1917Age:    21Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     19th Bn. Grave Reference:    L. "C." 873.Cemetery:    LEICESTER (WELFORD ROAD) CEMETERY Additional Information:    Son of Mr. E. Foster, of 40, Haddenham Rd., Leicester.

Second Lieutenant F. P. Elliott 1st Bttn
(1912-16), of Crumpsal, killed on August 23rd, left School to become a medical student at the Manchester University. His colonel says of him :—" He was an exceptionally eflicient and brave officer, a born leader of men."
CWGC
Rank:     Second Lieutenant Date of Death:    23/08/1918 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     1st Bn. Grave Reference:    I. J. 20.Cemetery:    SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS

Captain Basil Claude Hall 8th Bttn
(1905-10), was the only son of Ir. H. S. Hall, medical officer to the Leigh Union, of Railway Road, Leigh. He was learning the cotton business at Leigh when war broke out. He enlisted soon after hostilities began. A friend writes :—" He will probabl be best remembered as the jolliest of camping comrades; the rougher the time, the more he saw the fun of it, and he was always ready to do the dirtier work."
CWGC
Rank:    Captain Date of Death:    25/08/1918Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     8th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. J. 9.Cemetery:    SUCRERIE MILITARY CEMETERY, COLINCAMPS Additional Information:    Son of Herbert Strange Hall and Jane Hall, of 56, Westbourne Rd., Birkdale, Southport. Native of Leigh, Lancs.

Privite Robert Ernest Jones 1/6th Bttn
(1907-10), Manchester Regiment, died of wounds in Fratce on September 3rd, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jones, of Nadine Street, Seedley, He won a Foundation Scholarship at the School from the Pendleton Higher Elementary School, and was 23 years of age.
CWGC
Rank:    PrivateService No:    250302Date of Death:    04/09/1918Age:    23Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     1st/6th Bn. Grave Reference:    VI. F. 9.Cemetery:    BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURTAdditional Information:    Son of William and Emily Jones, of 14, Nadine St., Seedley, Manchester.

Lieutenant Henry Norman Kay
 (1903-06), Manchester Regiment, is officially reported by the War Office "to have been killed in action in France on August 21st. He joined the Manchester Territorials in the autumn of 1914, received his commission in March, 1915, and took part in the Gallipoli campaign. On the evacuation of Gallipoli he was sent to Egypt for active service in the Sinai Peninsula. In February, 1917, he went with the 42nd Division to France. He was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. W. E Kay, of West Didsbury, and married, in 1915, Miss Thompson, of Old Trafford. Before joining the Forces he was employed at the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank. In one of his last letters he wrote :—" If I knew that I should not come safely through I don't  regret having joined up in 1914 to fight for the cause of freedom, and would again do the same."
CWGC
Rank:    Lieutenant Date of Death:     21/08/1918 Age:     28 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment    7th Bn. Grave Reference:    II. C. 6.Cemetery:     QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY Additional Information:     Son of William Edward and Mary Alice Kay; husband of Ellen May Kay, of 2, South Drive, Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Manchester. Also served at Gallipoli and in Egypt.
Title: Manchester Grammar School - War Memorial Proposals
Post by: Tim Bell on September 15, 2014, 07:59:09 PM
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The question of a War Memorial worthy to commemorate the part which Old Mancunians have taken in the War, and the sacrifices they have made, has been under the serious and sympathetic consideration of the Executive Council of the O.M.A., who have appointed a sub-committee to carry out the details of the following scheme. The object is to establish a fund for the following purposes :�
1. To enable the widow of any Old Boy, whose children have been orphaned by the War, to secure for her children (whether girls or boys) those educational advantages which their father was anxious to secure for them.
2. (a) T o place in the School a permanent and worthy Memorial commemorating all those Old Boys who have laid down their lives for their country.
(b) To provide a public Memorial which should be a record to after generations of the part that the Old Boys of the School had borne in the War.
3. To publish a book of remembrances containing the portrait and a brief record of the life of each of those who have fallen, and to present the nearest surviving relative with a copy of the book. (It was recommended that the first volume of this book should be put together at once, and a second volume published when the War comes to an end. C. L. Barnes, Esq., to act as editor. Copies shall also be available for purchase.)
It is estimated that at least �10,000 would be required for the first object, and that �20,000 should be the amount aimed at to carry out the whole of the suggested scheme. The Council confidently appeal to all who honour the Old School and its valiant sons to express by their unstinted
generosity their reverence, admiration and gratitude to those who have so nobly done their duty.
Title: Dec 1918 Manchester Grammar School Magazine Obituaries
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Corporal Edgar Brettell Causer
1/6th Bttn
(1910-11), was the son of Mr. W. B. Causer, St. Mary's Road, Higher Crumpsall. He was killed instantaneously by shrapnel on September 27th, as his division was assembling for attack near Havrincourt. Letters from officers and comrades say of him : " He was a splendid soldier and an excellent instructor and leader," " One of the stoutest and staunchest fellows one could wish to meet," " He had no thought of personal danger, and was always cheerful under the most trying conditions."
CWGC
Rank:    CorporalService No:    251253Date of Death:    27/09/1918Age:    22Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     "C" Coy. 1st/6th Bn. Grave Reference:    VII. E. 19.Cemetery:    FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Only son of Walter Brettell Causer and Alice Causer, of 16, St. Mary's Rd., Crumpsall, Manchester.

Private William John Corlett 12th Bttn
 (1910-15),  died in the Infirmary of a wound in the spine, received last March, which paralysed his lower limbs. He was the only surviving son of Superintendent Corlett, of the Fire Brigade. At School he took a prominent part in the Scouts and as a Camper. A friend says of him: " F e w fellows had so many friends; enemies he had none; he had far too much good nature. During all the time, over eight months, that he was in hospital he was cheerful and determined to get better." [Feb 1919] His old Scoutmaster writes as follows :—" We are proud to claim him as a member of our Troop. In his life he laid a ' trail' which can be followed with advantage by every true scout. His ' arrow-heads ' always pointed the way to duty—duty to his home, to his troop, and to his country. And now he has laid his trail and ' gone home '—called to Higher Service. We are thankful for the influence and example of his devoted and unselfish life, and shall honour his memory."
CWGC
Rank:    PrivateService No:    401151Date of Death:    03/12/1918Age:    20 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn Grave Reference:    K. CE. 2112.Cemetery:    MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Arthur R. and Eleanor Jane Corlett, of Fire Dept. Headquarters, London Rd., Manchester.

Lieutenant J. H. B. Darwin 8th Bttn Att R Warks R
(1894-96), Manchester Regiment, attached 5th Royal Warwicks, who was reported wounded and missing at Cambrai, in December, 1917, has since been reported to have died there in hospital behind the German lines. He was the son of Surgeon-Major G. H. Darwin, Medical Officer of the L. & Y. Railway. Lieutenant Darwin joined the University O.T.C. in 1915, whence he got his commission in the Manchesters, but all his service abroad was with the Warwicks. His colonel said he was a splendid soldier, and he was a great favourite with all his men. He leaves a widow and one small son.
CWGC
Rank:     Lieutenant Date of Death:    05/12/1917 Age:    36 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment      8th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. A. 36. Cemetery:    HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY Additional Information:    Son of Maj. and Mrs. Darwin; husband of Florence L. Darwin, of "Highfield," Newton Drive, Blackpool. Born at Manchester.

Second Lieutenant Kenneth A. Lodge 6th Bttn Comm LF
(1906-07), Lancashire Fusiliers, who has died in hospital, was the son of Mr. Charles Lodge, B.A., of Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. He enlisted in the Manchesters, and was selected for a commission. He was wounded recently. His brother, Lieutenant R. N. Lodge, who was killed in action in 1915, was also in the Lancashire Fusiliers.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    05/11/1918Regiment/Service:    Lancashire Fusiliers     4th Bn. Grave Reference:     Cemetery:    ECCLESTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, CHESHIRE

Captain George Hugh Richardson, MC. (1890-95), 22nd Battn
who was killed in action in Italy on October 29th, was the youngest son of the late Rev. W. Richardson, rector of St. John's, Miles Platting, and of Mrs. Richardson, 44, Birch Lane, Manchester. He left the firm of Shaw, Butler, and Jardine in 1914, joined a Public Schools battalion, and served with the Royal Fusiliers in France during the following year. Obtaining a commission in 1916, he was posted to the Manchester Regiment, and served with the 16th and later the 22nd Battalion. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a company in the action of Polygon Wood he was awarded the Military Cross. He subsequently went to Italy with the 7th Division, and was killed by almost the last shell which fell on the British front. His commanding officer writes of him as " a brave and excellent leader of men," and adds : " If it were possible for a man to get to a position he would always do jt, and his men knew it too."
CWGC
Rank:    Captain Date of Death:    29/10/1918 Age:    38 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment      22nd Bn.  Awards:    M C Grave Reference:    Plot 4. Row C. Grave 9. Cemetery:    TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY Additional Information:    Son of The Rev. William and Mrs. Richardson, of the Vicarage, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.

Second Lieutenant Francis Gordon Scott, M.M. 1/5th Bttn
(1906-09), Manchester Regiment, killed in action on October 20th, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott, of The Knoll, Urmston. He joined the Public School Battalion in September, 1914, and won the Military Medal at the Battle of High Wood.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    20/10/1918Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     1st/5th Bn. Awards:    M MGrave Reference:    C. 23.Cemetery:    BELLE VUE BRITISH CEMETERY, BRIASTRE Additional Information:    Son of Harry Charles David and Rachel Scott, of 36, Queen's Rd., Urmston, Manchester.

Lieutenant Gordon Thorley 1/10th Bttn
(1907-10), who died on November 7th in France from wounds received in action, was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Thorley, of North Shore, Blackpool. He was married, and was 23 years of age.
CWGC
Rank:    Lieutenant Date of Death:    07/11/1918 Age:     23 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     1st/10th Bn. Grave Reference:    E. 10. Cemetery:    FONTAINE-AU-BOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY Additional Information:    Son of William and Emily Thorley, of Newton Heath; husband of Gladys Mary Thorley, of 675, Olham Rd., Manchester.

Lieutenant S. (Noel) Watts (1906-11), Manchester Regiment,
who has died in hospital of pneumonia, was the son of Mr. S. Watts, late of Edale, Derbyshire, and grandson of Mr. Samuel Watts, senior partner of Messrs.S. & J. Watts, of Portland Street. He was head of the Classical Sixth, and won a scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He was at the end of his second year of residence when the war broke out. He enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion of the R.F., and was twice Wounded. A friend sends us the following appreciation :—" There is nothing but gratitude in every memory of Noel Watts, as we look back upon the way he lived his life and the way he laid it down. ... He sat in our Classical Sixth room day by day for three years under G. F. Watts' 'Aspirations,' a picture of the young knight with clear, unclouded brow, wide opened eyes, and mouth that tells of high resolve... He was not a camper, and had no love for roughing it in the open. He was cast in a quieter mould. An old Chaplain, in charge of the Venereal Disease Hospital, tells me that, when he goes to the Hospital, he says to himself, ' He descended into Hell.' I can think of no other terms adequate to express the utter revulsion which Noel Watts must have felt for the business of the war. The more honour to him that he came forward so promptly to do his duty as a man and a citizen...
CWGC - Not found.  Post war illness?

Lieutenant John Harold Webb
, M.C. 21st Bttn
{1904-05), was killed in action on October 9th. He was the son of Mr. P. Webb, of Prestwich Park. Before the war he was employed by Messrs. A. & S. Henry & Co. Joining the Public Schools Battalion in September, 1914, he was wounded at High Wood and again at Passchendaele, where he won the Military Cross.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    09/10/1918Age:    28Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     21st Bn. Awards:    M CGrave Reference:    III. B. 26.Cemetery:    BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information:    Son of Edwin Percy and Mary Webb, of Witherslack, Prestwich Park, Prestwich, Manchester.

Second Lieutenant Thomas Wilson
18th Bttn. Comm LNL
 (1910-13), was the son of Mrs. Wilson, of Langworthy Road, Seedley. He joined the Manchester Pals Battalion as a private, and was wounded at Montauban in July, 1916. His colonel writes : " He had already endeared himself to both officers and men. He died a noble death in hand-to-hand combat."
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    29/08/1918Age:    21Regiment/Service:    The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment     3rd Bn. attd. 2nd/4th Bn. Grave Reference:    V. D. 24.Cemetery:    H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEINAdditional Information:    Son of Andrew and Agnes Annie Wilson. Enlisted 18th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Sept., 1914.
Title: 1919-20 Manchester Grammar School Magazine Obituaries
Post by: Tim Bell on September 16, 2014, 10:17:48 PM
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Captain John Reginald Houghton (1908-11), 6th Bttn att MGC
reported wounded and missing March 22nd, 1918, is now officially reported as having died from wounds at a German dressing station about that date. He was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Houghton, 242, Oxford Road, Manchester, and was in his 23rd year.
CWGC
Rank:   Major Date of Death:    22/03/1918 Age:    22Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     6th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. K. 19.Cemetery:    ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION Additional Information:     Son of Edwin and Margaret Jane Houghton, of 242, Oxford Rd. Manchester.

Private John Aldred Stott 6th Bttn
(1907-09),  joined the Army at the beginning of the war, and was with his regiment in Gallipoli. He was invalided home in September 1915, since when, being unfit for over-seas duty, he had been on home service. He died of pneumonia when he was just about to be demobilised.
CWGC
Rank:    Private Service No:     2202 Date of Death:    04/02/1919 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment      transf. to (244525) Labour Corps Grave Reference:    T. 22.Cemetery:     FLIXTON (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD Additional Information:     Son of Maj. James Stott, V.D. and Mrs. Stott, of Abbotsfield, Flixton.

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Captain (Temp. Major) John Reginald Houghton 6th Bttn At MGC
(1908-11), who was reported missing' after the fighting at the end of March, 1918, has now been officially reported dead. It appears that he was severely wounded on March 22nd, taken to a German advanced dressing station at Vermand, near St. Quentin, and left there in an unconscious condition. A sergeant in his company, who was afterwards taken prisoner and returned from Germany recently, says he was with Captain Houghton all the day. " They were instructed to hold a village against the on-coming Germans, but had to fall back on an old church. Captain Houghton sent all men he could spare further back, and then had only thirteen men left. The position from the first seemed perilous and doomed. About 4 p.m. the Captain was grievously wounded in the pit of the: stomach by shrapnel, and soon became unconscious." The position was held till nearly midnight, but the sergeant being rendered unconscious by concussion, surrender became inevitable. The German officer in command spoke highly of their pluck and endurance, and had Captain Houghton removed to the dressing station, but he never recovered consciousness. He lies buried in a French civilian cemetery at Vermand.A letter from Major Potts says : " Houghton was one of the pioneer band that joined the School corps in its first term, September, 1910, and was one of its first N.C.O.'s. It was in the work of the corps, in which he was an enthusiast, that he first developed the steadiness and complete reliability which became part of him in later years, and the O.T.C. would never have been the success it became but for Houghton and his fellow N.C.O.'s, Macgregor, Butterworth and Whalley." His old form master, Mr. H. Nicholson, writes : " Houghton was always a somewhat shy and retiring boy, and many a casual observer failed to appreciate the sterling qualities of his character. But to those who knew him well he stood
revealed as the very soul of loyalty. He was not quick at book learning, but he had plenty of grit and determination, and by sheer perseverance often kept pace with more brilliant boys. Moreover, his word was his bond; you could trust him implicitly to carry out. anything he undertook to do."
CWGC
Rank:    MajorDate of Death:    22/03/1918Age:    22Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     6th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. K. 19.Cemetery:    ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information:    Son of Edwin and Margaret Jane Houghton, of 242, Oxford Rd. Manchester.

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Sergt. Charles Edward Cantrill 2/6th Bttn
(1893-97), Manchester Regiment, whose death was recorded in our April number, upon leaving the School continued his education at the Manchester School of Art, where he specialised in Decorative Art. He became articled to Meesrs. Goodall's, of King Street, Manchester, and spent the whole of his working life attached to their drawing office, of which office he ultimately became chief. AH his spare time was spent in the open, away from towns. He camped out for months at a stretch, coming in to business daily. Walking and climbing always
appealed to him ; and he was an enthusiastic member of the Rucksack Club. In 1912 he married Miss Dorothy Newell, left to mourn his loss with two children. At the outbreak of war he was a pioneer in the establishment of the Manchester Volunteer Regiment, wherein he became a captain. He was also the leader of a company of Special Constables. When it became apparent that men of his age were required for the Army he enlisted in the 2/6th Manchester Regiment (Territorials), with which Regiment he served in France as Sergeant. He was badly gassed at Nieuport in 1917, and spent several months in hospital at Etaples. Throughout the winter of 1917-18 he was on the St. Quentin front; and was fatally wounded there on the 21st March, 1918, dying at Le Chateau on the 2nd April, 1918 in a German hospital.
CWGC
Rank:    SerjeantService No:    252171Date of Death:    02/04/1918Age:    34Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     2nd/6th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. A. 28.Cemetery:   LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Husband of Mrs. D. Cantrill, of 716, Chester Rd., Strefford, Manchester

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Lieutenant Basil Tempest, 13th Bttn
 (1906-10), killed in action in May, 1917, on leaving School passed his Matriculation and entered the service of Messrs. Mather and Piatt as student
apprentice. In July, 1914, he gained a County Council Scholarship for the University. As soon as the war broke out he enlisted, but
was detained by the Authorities for training in the O.T.C. He received his commission in January, 1915, went out to France in July, and in the
following November to Salonica. " As the Senior Subaltern in the Company," writes Captain F. J. Taylor, " h e had the option of leading the
first wave of the attack on the Bulgar lines, and he jumped at the idea immediately. He guided and controlled his men across No Man's Land,
and was the first to enter the enemy trenches. For the rest of the night he was in charge of the advanced sentry groups and reconnoitring patrols.
Next morning at about 4-15, during a Bulgar counter-attack, he got up on the parapet, walked forward, firing a Very Light, to see how things were. A shell burst close to him, and he was mortally wounded."
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    25/04/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     13th Bn. Grave Reference:    E. 1117.Cemetery:    KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of James and Louisa A. Tempest, of 1, Clarendon Rd., Whalley Range, Manchester.
Title: Re: Robert Horridge Obituary
Post by: Tim Bell on July 11, 2015, 08:52:17 PM
A respectful obit for Lt Horridge is provided in pp 230-231  of the Dec 1914 edition. http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1914_12.pdf (http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1914_12.pdf)
A former member of Oxford OTC and employee of Parr's Bank, London he died on 17/11/14

"He died as a good comrade, a good citizen, would wish to die, raising by his death a glorious monument for himself, and leaving behind his memory for us as one of our most cherished possessions."
"Another man from the same [Finsbury] bank accidentally came across the grave of Robert Horridge, the first Parr�s man to be killed, and recognised the name from the staff magazine. He sent a message back for Horridge�s colleagues: �It may interest his friends at head office to know that I have seen his grave�at his head is a simple wooden cross with the inscription �Lieut Horridge, 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment. Killed in Action 17/11/14. RIP.�
Read more at http://www.rbsremembers.com/our-people/on-active-service/maintaining-pre-war-friendships.html#pr5hOAhUtdGXAQMT.99 (http://www.rbsremembers.com/our-people/on-active-service/maintaining-pre-war-friendships.html#pr5hOAhUtdGXAQMT.99)
Title: Re: Manchester Grammar School Magazine
Post by: mack on July 12, 2015, 02:53:33 PM
Lt horridges mother lived at 19 glade st,bolton,he worked in the general managers dept,london for parrs bank,he lived at "garthside",ducie ave,bolton
on the evening of 17th November 1914,he was looking up at a airoplane at wulverghem,when he was shot through the forehead
he was buried next to Cpl 512 p.faulkner who was killed the same day.

mack ;D
Title: Re: Manchester Grammar School Magazine
Post by: mack on May 05, 2019, 03:49:08 PM
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Corporal Edgar Brettell Causer
1/6th Bttn
(1910-11), was the son of Mr. W. B. Causer, St. Mary's Road, Higher Crumpsall. He was killed instantaneously by shrapnel on September 27th, as his division was assembling for attack near Havrincourt. Letters from officers and comrades say of him : " He was a splendid soldier and an excellent instructor and leader," " One of the stoutest and staunchest fellows one could wish to meet," " He had no thought of personal danger, and was always cheerful under the most trying conditions."
CWGC
Rank:    CorporalService No:    251253Date of Death:    27/09/1918Age:    22Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     "C" Coy. 1st/6th Bn. Grave Reference:    VII. E. 19.Cemetery:    FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Only son of Walter Brettell Causer and Alice Causer, of 16, St. Mary's Rd., Crumpsall, Manchester.

Private William John Corlett 12th Bttn
 (1910-15),  died in the Infirmary of a wound in the spine, received last March, which paralysed his lower limbs. He was the only surviving son of Superintendent Corlett, of the Fire Brigade. At School he took a prominent part in the Scouts and as a Camper. A friend says of him: " F e w fellows had so many friends; enemies he had none; he had far too much good nature. During all the time, over eight months, that he was in hospital he was cheerful and determined to get better." [Feb 1919] His old Scoutmaster writes as follows :—" We are proud to claim him as a member of our Troop. In his life he laid a ' trail' which can be followed with advantage by every true scout. His ' arrow-heads ' always pointed the way to duty—duty to his home, to his troop, and to his country. And now he has laid his trail and ' gone home '—called to Higher Service. We are thankful for the influence and example of his devoted and unselfish life, and shall honour his memory."
CWGC
Rank:    PrivateService No:    401151Date of Death:    03/12/1918Age:    20 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn Grave Reference:    K. CE. 2112.Cemetery:    MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Arthur R. and Eleanor Jane Corlett, of Fire Dept. Headquarters, London Rd., Manchester.

Lieutenant J. H. B. Darwin 8th Bttn Att R Warks R
(1894-96), Manchester Regiment, attached 5th Royal Warwicks, who was reported wounded and missing at Cambrai, in December, 1917, has since been reported to have died there in hospital behind the German lines. He was the son of Surgeon-Major G. H. Darwin, Medical Officer of the L. & Y. Railway. Lieutenant Darwin joined the University O.T.C. in 1915, whence he got his commission in the Manchesters, but all his service abroad was with the Warwicks. His colonel said he was a splendid soldier, and he was a great favourite with all his men. He leaves a widow and one small son.
CWGC
Rank:     Lieutenant Date of Death:    05/12/1917 Age:    36 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment      8th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. A. 36. Cemetery:    HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY Additional Information:    Son of Maj. and Mrs. Darwin; husband of Florence L. Darwin, of "Highfield," Newton Drive, Blackpool. Born at Manchester.

Second Lieutenant Kenneth A. Lodge 6th Bttn Comm LF
(1906-07), Lancashire Fusiliers, who has died in hospital, was the son of Mr. Charles Lodge, B.A., of Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester. He enlisted in the Manchesters, and was selected for a commission. He was wounded recently. His brother, Lieutenant R. N. Lodge, who was killed in action in 1915, was also in the Lancashire Fusiliers.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    05/11/1918Regiment/Service:    Lancashire Fusiliers     4th Bn. Grave Reference:     Cemetery:    ECCLESTON (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, CHESHIRE

Captain George Hugh Richardson, MC. (1890-95), 22nd Battn
who was killed in action in Italy on October 29th, was the youngest son of the late Rev. W. Richardson, rector of St. John's, Miles Platting, and of Mrs. Richardson, 44, Birch Lane, Manchester. He left the firm of Shaw, Butler, and Jardine in 1914, joined a Public Schools battalion, and served with the Royal Fusiliers in France during the following year. Obtaining a commission in 1916, he was posted to the Manchester Regiment, and served with the 16th and later the 22nd Battalion. For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of a company in the action of Polygon Wood he was awarded the Military Cross. He subsequently went to Italy with the 7th Division, and was killed by almost the last shell which fell on the British front. His commanding officer writes of him as " a brave and excellent leader of men," and adds : " If it were possible for a man to get to a position he would always do jt, and his men knew it too."
CWGC
Rank:    Captain Date of Death:    29/10/1918 Age:    38 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment      22nd Bn.  Awards:    M C Grave Reference:    Plot 4. Row C. Grave 9. Cemetery:    TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY Additional Information:    Son of The Rev. William and Mrs. Richardson, of the Vicarage, Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire.

Second Lieutenant Francis Gordon Scott, M.M. 1/5th Bttn
(1906-09), Manchester Regiment, killed in action on October 20th, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Scott, of The Knoll, Urmston. He joined the Public School Battalion in September, 1914, and won the Military Medal at the Battle of High Wood.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    20/10/1918Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     1st/5th Bn. Awards:    M MGrave Reference:    C. 23.Cemetery:    BELLE VUE BRITISH CEMETERY, BRIASTRE Additional Information:    Son of Harry Charles David and Rachel Scott, of 36, Queen's Rd., Urmston, Manchester.

Lieutenant Gordon Thorley 1/10th Bttn
(1907-10), who died on November 7th in France from wounds received in action, was the younger son of Mr. and Mrs. Thorley, of North Shore, Blackpool. He was married, and was 23 years of age.
CWGC
Rank:    Lieutenant Date of Death:    07/11/1918 Age:     23 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     1st/10th Bn. Grave Reference:    E. 10. Cemetery:    FONTAINE-AU-BOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY Additional Information:    Son of William and Emily Thorley, of Newton Heath; husband of Gladys Mary Thorley, of 675, Olham Rd., Manchester.

Lieutenant S. (Noel) Watts (1906-11), Manchester Regiment,
who has died in hospital of pneumonia, was the son of Mr. S. Watts, late of Edale, Derbyshire, and grandson of Mr. Samuel Watts, senior partner of Messrs.S. & J. Watts, of Portland Street. He was head of the Classical Sixth, and won a scholarship at Corpus Christi College, Oxford. He was at the end of his second year of residence when the war broke out. He enlisted in the Public Schools Battalion of the R.F., and was twice Wounded. A friend sends us the following appreciation :—" There is nothing but gratitude in every memory of Noel Watts, as we look back upon the way he lived his life and the way he laid it down. ... He sat in our Classical Sixth room day by day for three years under G. F. Watts' 'Aspirations,' a picture of the young knight with clear, unclouded brow, wide opened eyes, and mouth that tells of high resolve... He was not a camper, and had no love for roughing it in the open. He was cast in a quieter mould. An old Chaplain, in charge of the Venereal Disease Hospital, tells me that, when he goes to the Hospital, he says to himself, ' He descended into Hell.' I can think of no other terms adequate to express the utter revulsion which Noel Watts must have felt for the business of the war. The more honour to him that he came forward so promptly to do his duty as a man and a citizen...
CWGC - Not found.  Post war illness?

Lieutenant John Harold Webb
, M.C. 21st Bttn
{1904-05), was killed in action on October 9th. He was the son of Mr. P. Webb, of Prestwich Park. Before the war he was employed by Messrs. A. & S. Henry & Co. Joining the Public Schools Battalion in September, 1914, he was wounded at High Wood and again at Passchendaele, where he won the Military Cross.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    09/10/1918Age:    28Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     21st Bn. Awards:    M CGrave Reference:    III. B. 26.Cemetery:    BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information:    Son of Edwin Percy and Mary Webb, of Witherslack, Prestwich Park, Prestwich, Manchester.

Second Lieutenant Thomas Wilson
18th Bttn. Comm LNL
 (1910-13), was the son of Mrs. Wilson, of Langworthy Road, Seedley. He joined the Manchester Pals Battalion as a private, and was wounded at Montauban in July, 1916. His colonel writes : " He had already endeared himself to both officers and men. He died a noble death in hand-to-hand combat."
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    29/08/1918Age:    21Regiment/Service:    The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment     3rd Bn. attd. 2nd/4th Bn. Grave Reference:    V. D. 24.Cemetery:    H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-ST. MEINAdditional Information:    Son of Andrew and Agnes Annie Wilson. Enlisted 18th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Sept., 1914.
ime surprised the students at Manchester grammar missed the rest of details of capt samuel watts when they compiled this roll of honour,he died in queen alexanders hospital,millbank,middlesex on 28-10-1918 aged 25,2nd manchesters attatched to 96th TMB,buried church of upper room,heaton Mersey

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