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last act for an old pal. 1/6th manchesters
« on: August 23, 2009, 12:15:28 AM »
31-5-15
sgt taylforth of B.coy,was killed,during the digging and improvement of trenches,his old friend,sgt valentine of the same company,buried him near the trench and erected a cross,5 other men were also killed,and buried with him,sgts taylforth+valentine both resided at 5.the polygon,broughton
sgt taylforth was the assistant headmaster at st.marks school,cheetham hill,he played rugby for both sale+heaton moor clubs and was a frequent golfer at the heaton park links,he was the holder of the TFEM and been with the battalion for ten years,sgt valentine was wounded shortly after burying his pal,and invalided to malta.

sgt 142 william taylforth
sgt 141 george,h valentine

those also killed
cpl 1539 cyril,samuel woodhead,6 west grove,sale[B.coy] aged 21
pte 2318 michael duggin,9 olive grove,hulme,aged 22
pte 2062 ernest williams,rose+crown hotel,knutsford,aged 18
pte 1654 william,dallas mercer,86 hamilton rd,longsight,aged 21
pte 2161 andrew,herbert penn[bertie]66 kennerley rd,stockport,aged 21[D.coy]

pte 1525 archie,forsyth cummock,10 ibrox st,moston lane,moston was killed the previous day,aged 22