Hello once again,
In connection with a book on Captain Charlie May, I am including an index. Against each name I want to add a few lines about the individual. I find the pay-for sites useless, so I am back here again. I am seeking ANY information on the following, even first names or nicknames, listed here in alphabetical order:
J.H. Beck, Bill ? (a runner), Arthur Bunting, G. Carr, ? Clarke, ? Daly (a cook), ? Dooley, A. Dransfield or Dronsfield, H. ? Finch (groom), J?. Fortune, F. Grady, George Kinsey Gresty, Joseph Henry Halliwell, W. Jarvis, ? Smith (a cook), Henry Whitehead or W. Whitehead, Edward Wolstencroft.
William Gee, Herbert Hadfield, Alfred Heathcote, Thomas Rodman.
R.T. Garside, H. Hinsley, F. Kewley, F. Knowles, J? Nuttal, William Robert Thompson.
Vivian Birchill, William Edward Brunt, H. R. Cook H. S. Cotton ('John'), A.O. or A.V.? Dowling, H. L. Faulkner, Herbert Grimwood ('Grim'), W. B. Cushion, Frank Arthur Harrison, F.N. Jones, George Barbour McGregor ('Doc'), Earl Langford Maiden, David Stanley Murray, Joseph Nanson, Eric Oldham, J.F. Prince, H. W. Royle, G. Ryall, Edmund A. Street ('Stuggins' ?), F.C. Wicks, John Patrick H. Wood, M.L. Woodhouse.
Reginald Walter Bowly ('Bubbles'), Frank Earles, Charles Mostyn Lloyd, Donald Murray ('Don'), J. E. Townsend.
V. Davidson (formerly Warwicks), V. Davidson, W. Tayleur, Francis Willoughby Woodward,
C. de Etheridge, ? Whetham or Whitham,
Thanks to Alastair Cowan and my other research I have information on:
Privates: Richard Henry Tawney.
Lieutenants: Joshua Cansino, W. J. Cowan ('Pat'), William Ellis Gomersall ('Gommy'), Orric Joures Knudson, Roy Mellor, Gordon Openshaw Ramsbottom ('Ram'), H.W. Royle, J.A. Shelmerdine.
Captains: Alfred Bland, Thomas Ryland Worthington ('Worthy').
I am also looking for any personal photographs of the 22nd Manchesters, in training and in France, up to 1.6.1916, because I don't just wish to use the usual Western Front pictures that we have seen many times before.
All contributions will be gratefully received and acknowledged.
Thanks (and also to the very helpful administrators of the Forum)