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Re: A Year of Remembrance
« Reply #360 on: August 28, 2010, 11:50:42 AM »
Remembered today;

28th August 1918

9871 Lance Corporal Joseph Henry Henshall. D Company. 1st/5th Battalion. Enlisted on the 4th September 1914 into A Company. 18th Battalion. Deployed to France on the 8th November 1915 and remained with the 18th Battalion until its disbandment in February 1918. A Stove cleaner with Manchester Corporation Gas Department. The Son of Thomas Henry and Elizabeth Ann Henshall, Brother of Elizabeth and Herbert Henshall of 25, Clifton Street, Tripe Colony, Miles Platting, Manchester. Killed in action on Wednesday 28th August 1918 aged 21.
Buried in Warlencourt British Cemetery.

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Re: A Year of Remembrance
« Reply #361 on: August 29, 2010, 02:06:52 PM »
Remembered today;

29th August 1916

4937 Private Martin Hoath, 21st Battalion previously 11th Battalion. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Hoath, of 41, Princess Street, Bradford, Manchester. Missing assumed killed South of Delville Wood on the 29th August 1916, aged 36. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the missing of the Somme.

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Re: A Year of Remembrance
« Reply #362 on: September 26, 2010, 08:29:40 PM »
Remembered today;

27th September 1918

251253 Corporal Edgar Brettell Causer, C Company 1st/6th Battalion. Only Son of Walter Bretell and Alice Causer, of 16, St. Mary's Road, Crumpsall, Manchester. Killed in Action on the 27th September 1918 aged 22. Buried in Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery.

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Re: A Year of Remembrance
« Reply #363 on: October 06, 2011, 10:24:44 PM »
Remembered Today;

7th October 1917

Captain Archibald Buckley Brooks, 2nd/6th Battalion. The Son of Buckley and Anna Maria Brooks of Manor House, Hale Barns, Cheshire. Killed in action on the 7th October 1917 aged 27. Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.

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Re: A Year of Remembrance
« Reply #364 on: March 21, 2012, 07:23:59 PM »
By 2.00pm most of the Men on Manchester Hill were either dead or wounded and the final hand to hand fighting was taking place. On the western edge of the quarry Sergeant Archer Hoye, the Lewis Gun Sergeant and an original �Pal�, was killed at his post whilst changing the drum on his gun.  At 3.30pm, Colonel Elstob was spoken to on the phone by a Staff Officer and he said that very few were left and that the end was nearly come. His last words on the telephone were �Goodbye�. One of the survivors of the battle told of the last words by Elstob to him.

                                                        �Tell the Men not to lose heart. Fight On!�

He still held his ground, firing up a trench. A last assault was made by the enemy who called on Elstob to surrender. He replied �Never� and was shot dead. The Adjutant, Captain Sharples, was also killed whilst attempting to pull the Colonels Body into the trench.  By 4.00pm, it was all over and the battered remnants of the 16th Battalion, wounded and exhausted, surrendered.

                                                               
94 years ago today

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