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« on: June 30, 2013, 01:01:26 PM »

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:

Privates:
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.   

Corporals:
William Gee, Herbert Hadfield, Alfred Heathcote, Thomas Rodman.

Sergeants:
R.T. Garside, H. Hinsley, F. Kewley, F. Knowles, J? Nuttal, William Robert Thompson.     
                 
Lieutenants:
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.       

Captains:
Reginald Walter Bowly ('Bubbles'), Frank Earles, Charles Mostyn Lloyd, Donald Murray ('Don'), J. E. Townsend.           

Majors:
V. Davidson (formerly Warwicks), V. Davidson, W. Tayleur, Francis Willoughby Woodward,

Colonels:
C. de Etheridge, ? Whetham or Whitham,            
             
Interpreters:
Bethmann, Ewald.         

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)

Gerry
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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 07:55:48 AM »

Hi

Lt Vivian Burchill

Died from wounds  2 June 1916 buried Bronfray Farm Military Cemetery.

Son of Alfred Burchill  managing editor of 'Liverpool Courier'. Went to Liverpool Institute 6' 2" and sporty.  Lived at Stone Hive,  Grange Rd West Kirby.

Married  Lilian M Owen  Liverpool,  1912 (Jan Feb Mar). Vol 8b page 81.  son in law of Mrs F Owen  9 Hemmingford St Birkenhead

Info retrieved from CWGC,  Findmypast  ( there is an obituary in the Newspapers section but I can't read it!)

Hope this is helpful.

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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 05:45:51 PM »

sgt 20427george kinsey gresty,51 hardcastle st stockport,manager of maypole dairy longsight,aged 25
L/cpl 20928 john edward helliwell,380 burnley rd todmorden,aged 27
L/cpl 20924 alfred heathcote,25 duchess st,lower broughton,aged 23
all from D.coy

sgt grestys officer wrote to his family and told them that the germans had been shelling them heavily that morning,and the men were told to take cover as best they could,sgt gresty was making sure his men were all under cover,when a heavy shell landed near him and killed sgt gresty and two lance corporals from his platoon,killing them instantantly,L/cpl heathcote was actually still alive,but died on the way to the field ambulance.sgt gresty and L/cpl helliwell were buried the same evening

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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 06:12:10 PM »

L/cpl 21146 harold cecil finch,his correct name was cecil,harold[B.coy]transport section
41 chelford st,chorlton on medlock
tram driver for manchester corporation
born 21-8-1887
he appears to have only had a attack of myalgia during his service,he was admitted to the 10th casualty clearing station on 30th october 1916
after the war,he moved to 30 seddon st,longsight
died 22nd july 1920,he was only 32yrs old
his father at one time was farming sandford farm in my home village of levenshulme.

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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 06:19:11 PM »

21395 james fortune[B.coy]
20 high barton st,miles platting
occupation,turner
enlisted 1914 aged 19
wounded 1-7-16 and sent to edinburgh war hospital
he was later transferred to the 17th manchesters and taken prisoner on 30th april 1918,his mother recieved the news from the red cross

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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2013, 02:47:38 PM »

reginald walter bowly
LT (temp)
KIA 29'5'18 (attd20th battn)

BOWLY, REGINALD WALTER

Rank:
    Lieutenant
Date of Death:
    29/05/1918
Age:
    33
Regiment/Service:
    Manchester Regiment
 
    20th Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Cheshire Regiment
Grave Reference
    Plot 2. Row G. Grave 12.
Cemetery
    TANNAY BRITISH CEMETERY, THIENNES

Additional Information:

Son of the late Reverend Canon C. H. Bowly, M.A., and Mrs. Bowly of Messing, and Toppesfield, Essex; and of Parkesville, Vancouver Island, B.C.
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« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2013, 03:02:03 PM »

Edward Wolstencroft  2nd Battn 21070 l/cpl
born Bradford Mcr enlisted Mcr
KIA 14/3/17
awarded military medal (!)

WOLSTENCROFT, EDWARD

Rank:
    Lance Corporal
Service No:
    21070
Date of Death:
    14/03/1917
Age:
    21
Regiment/Service:
    Manchester Regiment
 
    22nd Bn.
Awards:
    M M
Grave Reference
    V. J. 11.
Cemetery
    GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, HEBUTERNE

Additional Information:

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wolstencroft, of 14, Lime St., Bradford, Manchester.
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« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2013, 03:14:53 PM »

Henry Whitehead Sgt 22nd battn 20825
Born Ardwick lived Bradford (MCR)
DOW 12/1/17
WHITEHEAD, HENRY

Rank:
    Serjeant
Service No:
    20825
Date of Death:
    12/01/1917
Age:
    30
Regiment/Service:
    Manchester Regiment
 
    "D" Coy. 22nd Bn.
Grave Reference
    I. F. 37.
Cemetery
    VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY

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Husband of Frances E. Whitehead, of 18, Duke St., Bradford, Manchester.
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2013, 02:22:31 AM »

Thanks very much indeed Wendyg and Harribobs for these helpful replies.   
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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2013, 02:32:30 AM »

Thanks very much Wendyg and Harribobs for these very helpful replies. 
As I am sure you know, Bowly was transferred to 20th Manchesters from the 22nd.   Finch had something to do with the officers' horses.   Was there a category of groom?

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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2013, 03:24:03 AM »

Lt Eric Oldham

was using Ancestry and discovered he was on my family tree as brother in law of a 2nd cousin!
Born 3.3.1890 Hyde 
'Youngest son of the late ex-Alderman John Oldham, Albert House, Hyde, a former Mayor of the Borough,  Before the war, Lt Oldham had for sometime taken active part in the business of the well known local hat manufacturing firm of  Messrs Oldham and Fogg, having previously obtained the degree of B SC.  Shortly after the war began he joined the OTC at Manchester University  His training included a special course in bomb throwing at Bury St Edmunds.  He went to France in October 1915having previously been promoted to full Lt.  After being there a month he was attached to the French army, owing to the fact that he could speak the language very fluently.  Up to May 1916, when he came home on a short leave he had experienced much fighting, but never been wounded.  He was wounded howerver early in June 1916  'Source: Hyde in War Time - Randal Sidebotham  July 1916

I see that Eric Oldham was platoon commander for 1 Platoon A company

HR Cook
Henry Rodham  kia 7,91917  buried Sunken Rd Cemetery  Fampaux
son of Rodham Home Cook and Mabel Cook of 4 Ollerbarrow Rd Hale Cheshire  Schoo; at Merchison Scotland in 1901

HS Cotton
Hugh Stapleton cotton b 1886

AV Dowling
Albert Victor.  Lived in dublin

FA Harrison
Frank Arthur  b 1896  in 1911 was living in Macclesfield.

Joseph Nanson 
died 1 7 1916   Dantzig Alley cemetery  25th battalion

JF Prince
John Franklin
possibly b Pilkington  SWB 42757/2

HW Royle
Harold Williamson
from Wilmslow Cheshire  worked for Peel Watson and Co  6 Parker St Manchester  died 1986

G Ryall
George  Manchester Regiment and RAF  entry France 24 5 1916  On MIC adress c/o Cox and Co 16 Charing Cross  SW

EA Street
Edward Alger Street died 2.6.1916  Thiepval Memorial  age 34  Probably a Lloyds underwriter.  Will recheck

FC wicks
Frank Cowlin
SWB refused list [?]
died 1965  age 73

John Patrick Hamilton Wood
died 11.1.1917 age 36  buried Frankfurt Trench British Cemetery Beaumont Hamel  served with Paget's Horse in South African campaigns  b Winchester.  In 1911 he was Acting Sgt 4th Battalion Rifle Brigade in Cairo, Egypt

ML Woodhouse
Marcus Loftus
lived 46 Mayfield Rd Levenshulme  Elementary Scjool Teacher, loads of qualifications, trained at Bede college Durham  Worked for Manchester Education Committee in roll of honour book.  Died 1950 aged 62

Hope this helps. 

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« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2013, 11:20:32 AM »

Thanks very much Wendyg and Harribobs for these very helpful replies. 
As I am sure you know, Bowly was transferred to 20th Manchesters from the 22nd.   Finch had something to do with the officers' horses.   Was there a category of groom?

Keep 'em coming!

Gerry
hiya gerry.
finch was a stableman by profession,but worked as a tram driver

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« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2013, 08:49:18 PM »

captain mays daughter married harris woolfe karet in 1950 in kensington,on 2nd sept 1938,she accompanied her mother on a visit to france,sailing on the "STRATHEDEN",capt earles wasnt with them,but young maude wasnt with her mum on the return trip home on 16th september
bessie,maude earles died on 15th april 1966 at 10 orimston ave folkstone,she resided at 12 metropole court folkstone
capt earles died in folkestone in 1972[born 13-4-1887]

in the 1920s capt earles and bessie lived at 2 york mansions kensington and in the 1930s moved to 74 berrow court,westfield rd,edgbaston

maude,pauline may was born 20th july 1914,she was baptised at christ church,didsbury on 14th october 1914 by the rev j.g hayes

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« Reply #13 on: July 05, 2013, 10:55:35 AM »

at 11pm on friday the 2nd june,a raiding party from A.coy,consisting of sixty men under the command of Lt eric oldham raided a listening post at bulgar point,the raid was a success,but on their return,they had difficulty finding a gap in the wire,2/Lt edmund,alger street who was in charge of the bombers became caught up on it,Lt vivian burchill went to his aid and was shot in the stomach by MG fire,2/Lt joshua cansino who was in charge of the 20 man covering party went forward to help and that was the last time he was seen,sgt 20122 william,robert thompson was killed in this raid,he was 22yrs old and lived at 5 turner st,salford,Lt oldham was wounded in the shoulder

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« Reply #14 on: July 05, 2013, 02:41:32 PM »

Thanks for that
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