Author Topic: Pte J Heald on Southport war memorial  (Read 342 times)

Offline PaulC

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Pte J Heald on Southport war memorial
« on: March 10, 2020, 10:22:00 PM »
Was just looking over the names on Southport war memorial and I've spotted the following unidentified man:

  • Pte J Heald Manchester Regiment

No casualties matching this description on CWGC, a look through the WFA pension records finds two possibilities:

  • Jonathan Heald, 1291 Manchester Regiment, Newton Heath, born 1887, discharged 19 Jun 1917 GSW leg
  • James Heald, 268238 Warwickshire Regiment, Birkdale, born 1888, discharged 13 May 1919 GWS right forearm

Neither looks like a good candidate though, a quick search suggests that Jonathan died at Manchester in 1963 and James at Southport in 1977. Next time I'm in Southport I'll see if there's anything in the newspapers.

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Re: Pte J Heald on Southport war memorial
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2020, 11:53:30 PM »
hiya paul
try southport library for a book called southports splendid hearts,its by Victoria bannister,i got a copy off her many years ago,but I no longer have it,he may be mentioned in it

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Re: Pte J Heald on Southport war memorial
« Reply #2 on: March 11, 2020, 12:29:45 AM »
Got it, just says "unable to identify from available records".

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Re: Pte J Heald on Southport war memorial
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2020, 12:51:38 AM »
Finally had chance to visit Southport Library, unfortunately nothing in the newspaper archives for a J Heald with the Manchesters so still a bit of a mystery.