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Manchester Regiment Officers in the RFC/RAF
« on: August 15, 2014, 10:07:40 AM »
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Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to RFC/RAF

All of the Manchester Regiment Officers in the RFC/RAF
that I can find.

Casualties ASSOCIATED with the MANCHESTER REGIMENT, WW1

TIDWORTH MILITARY CEMETERY, Wiltshire, United Kingdom

GOUGH, Second Lieutenant (Pilot) HARRY STANLEY, Royal Flying Corps. and 8th
Bn., Manchester Regiment, Killed whilst flying 13 March 1918. Age 24. Son of John
Gough and Helen Gough. Also served in the Cheshire Yeomanry. 8 years' service. Grave
Ref. E. 17.

POOLE CEMETERY, Dorset, United Kingdom

FOSTER, Lieutenant, W A, Royal Air Force. and , Manchester Regiment 20 February
1919. Grave Ref. 25. 10387.

NEWCHURCH-IN-PENDLE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire, United
Kingdom

BENTHAM, Captain, RICHARD, Royal Flying Corps. and 7th Bn., Manchester
Regiment, Killed while flying at Uphaven 8 November 1916. Age 21. Son of the late
Robert Bentham. Born at Nethertown, Whalley. Grave Ref. C. 43 and 49.

CHINGFORD MOUNT CEMETERY, Essex, United Kingdom

CHILD, Captain, JAMES MARTIN, M C, Royal Air Force. and, Manchester Regiment,
Accidentally killed 23 August 1918. Age 25. Chevalier of the Order of Leopold II. Croix
de Guerre (Belgium). Son of Tylney Harris Child and Constance Octavio Child, of 83,
King's Rd., Leytonstone. His brother Jack Escott Child also fell. Grave Ref. C.R. 7284.

BLACKPOOL CEMETERY, Lancashire, United Kingdom

WHITTAKER, Second Lieutenant, FRED POULTON, No. 54 Training Depot Station,
Royal Air Force. formerly 8th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Killed while flying (crashed)
25 October 1918. Age 21. Son of Orlando and Grace Whittaker, of 24, Regent Rd.,
Blackpool. Grave Ref. Y. 207
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KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, India


LEACH, Lieutenant, F, Royal Air Force. and 1st/8th Bn., Manchester Regiment 16 June
1918. Face E.

WANQUETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France
PERCIVAL,

 Serjeant, STEPHEN BERNARD, 3/15399, 27th Sqdn., Royal Air Force.
and 52nd Bn. Manchester Regiment 14 August 1918. Age 19. Croix de Guerre (France),
Medaille Militaire. Son of the Rev. Barwise Percival and Emily Louisa Percival, of
Warrington. Grave Ref. II. C. 9.

VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France

BALDWIN, Second Lieutenant, WILLIAM EVERTON, 18th Sqdn., Royal Air Force.
and, Manchester Regiment, Died of wounds, received in aerial combat 25 August 1918.
Age 21. Son of Walter and Annie Baldwin, of Burnage, Manchester. Grave Ref. III. C.
24.

UPLANDS CEMETERY, MAGNY-LA-FOSSE, Aisne, France

CASE, Second Lieutenant, CHARLES HENRY, Royal Air Force. and 11th Bn.,
Manchester Regiment, Killed in air combat 29 September 1918. Age 21. Son of Henry
and Emma Adelaide Case, of 53, Deacon Rd., Widnes. Grave Ref. B. 1.
SAINS-LES-MARQUION BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France

GLEN, Second Lieutenant, ALEC, Mentioned in Despatches, 8th Sqdn., Royal Flying
Corps. and , Manchester Regiment, Killed in air combat 29 December 1915. Age 19.
Croix de Guerre with Palm (France).Son of the Rev. J. P. Glen, of The Manse, Norwich.
Grave Ref. II. B. 4A.

ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France

EVANS, Lieutenant, JOHN EDWARD MARTIN, 48th Sqdn, Royal Flying Corps. and
8th Bn., Manchester Regiment 9 February 1918. Age 24. Son of William and Eleanor
Evans, of Pembroke Dock; husband of Emily Ethel Evans, of 116, Hemingford Rd.,
Barnsbury, London. Grave Ref. III. A. 7.

LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France

SOLLY, Captain, ARTHUR NORBURY, 20th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps. and ,
Manchester Regiment, Killed whilst flying 11 August 1917. Age 23. Son of Maj. Ernest
Solly (R.A.M.C.) and Mary Alice Solly, of "Strathlea," 4, Cold Bath Rd., Harrogate.
Grave Ref. IV. D. 20.

STEVENS, Lieutenant, DONALD EUSTACE, Royal Flying Corps. and 2nd/5th Bn.,
Manchester Regiment, Killed in action 13 March 1918. Age 20. Son of Dora Stevens, of
64, Moscow Drive, Stoneycroft, Liverpool, and the late Henry Fairchild Stevens. Grave
Ref. IV. F. 65.

LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY, Pas de Calais, France

COLLIER, Lieutenant, SIDNEY, M C, Royal Flying Corps. and 6th Bn., Manchester
Regiment 28 March 1918. Age 22. Son of the Rev. S. F. and Mrs. H. E. Collier, of
"Collinwood," Deganwy, Llandudno Junction, Carnarvonshire. Native of Manchester.
Grave Ref. I. C. 1.

DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1, Somme, France

REEDER, Captain (and Flight Commander) ROBERT, Royal Flying Corps. and 10th
Bn., Manchester Regiment, Killed in action 6 January 1918. Age 24. Son of Capt. R. J.
Reeder (Royal Engineers) and Lilian Maud Reeder, of 19A, Emmanuel Rd., Balham,
London. Grave Ref. IV. A. 12.

CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, Pas de Calais, France

FIELD, Lieutenant, NORMAN, 25th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps. and 5th Bn.,
Manchester Regiment, Killed in action 14 August 1917. Age 24. Son of the late Edgar
Field and of Eliza Field, of Box Cottage, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield. Grave Ref. VII.
H. 10.

BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France

BUTTERWORTH, Second Lieutenant, NORMAN, Royal Flying Corps. and 5th Bn.
Manchester Regiment, Killed whilst flying 9 May 1917. Age 25. Son of Alfred H. and
Alice A. Butterworth, of Park Riding, Holmfirth, Huddersfield. Grave Ref. II. G. 16.
BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France

LEAKE, Captain, ERIC GILBERT, M C, 59th Sqdn., Royal Air Force. and 7th Bn.
Manchester Regiment 31 July 1918. Age 25. Son of James Medley Leake and Florence
Leake, of 129, Hale Rd., Hale, Altrincham, Cheshire. Native of Manchester. Grave Ref.
IV. A. 4.

AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France

THORP, Lieutenant, FREDERICK HORACE, Royal Flying Corps. and 10th Bn.
Manchester Regiment 31 March 1918. Age 24. Son of Henry and Annie Thorp, of 18,
Granville Rd., Fallowfield, Manchester. Grave Ref. VI. F. 4.

ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

COWAN, Captain, PHILIP CHALMERS, 56th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps. and 8th Bn.,
Manchester Regiment 8 November 1917.

HASLAM, Second Lieutenant, HERBERT, 6th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps. and 14th
Bn., Manchester Regiment 16 September 1917.

HEYWOOD, Lieutenant, AUBREY TALLEY, 45th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps. and
General List, formerly 19th Bn, Manchester Regiment 3 September 1917. Age 21.
Son of Alfred and Cherokee Heywood, of 26, Produce Exchange Buildings, 8, Victoria St.,
Liverpool. Gazetted Sept., 1914. Proceeded to France 1915.

HILTON, Second Lieutenant, ROBERT, 13th Sqdn., Royal Air Force. and 5th Bn.,
Manchester Regiment 6 April 1918. Age 19. Son of Robert and Alice Ann Hilton, of 5,
Marine Drive, Ainsdale Beach, Southport.

WILLIAMSON, Second Lieutenant, HUGH ALBERT, Mentioned in Despatches, 34th
Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps. and , Manchester Regiment 2 July 1916. Age 29. Son of M.
A. Williamson, of " Irlam View ", Broad Rd., Sale, Cheshire, and the late Hugh
Williamson.

ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais,
France

WASHINGTON, Second Lieutenant, JONATHAN NOEL, 8th Sqdn., Royal Flying
Corps. and, Manchester Regiment, Died of wounds (received 25th Sept.) 2 October 1915.
Grave Ref. IV. H. 5.

KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt

WILLIAMSON, Captain, CHARLES HARRY, M C, Royal Flying Corps. and 7th Bn.
Manchester Regiment 27 March 1917. Age 29. Husband of Ada Roberta Williamson, of
Clover Cottage, Clifton Rd., Eccles, Manchester. Grave Ref. B. 159.

VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES No.1 and No.2, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

SHIELDS, Lieutenant, WILLIAM, 45th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps. and, Manchester
Regiment, Killed in air combat 5 September 1917. Age 28. Son of Samuel and Sarah
Shields, of 33, Upper Frank St., Belfast. Grave Ref. I. H. 41.

THE HUTS CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

PILBROW, Private, STANLEY EDWARD, 44340, M M, 20th Sqdn., Royal Flying
Corps. and 22nd Bn. Manchester Regiment 15 August 1917. Age 26. Son of Edward and
Minnie Priscilla Pilbrow, of I, Carlyle Square, Chelsea, London; husband of Elsie Mabel
Pilbrow. Grave Ref. III. A. 6.

DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Moorslede, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

COOMBER, Captain, HORACE BERTRAM, 45th Sqdn., Royal Flying Corps. and "C" Coy.
8th Bn, Manchester Regiment, Killed in aerial combat 12 October 1917. Age 23.
Son of William Horace and Sarah Emily Coomber, of Glenholme, Prestwich Park,
Manchester. Appointed Scout Officer, April, 1915, and Musketry Officer Nov., 1915.
Volunteered for R.F.C. Oct., 1916. Grave Ref. VI. E. 21.

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Re: Manchester Regiment Officers in the RFC/RAF
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2014, 01:13:29 PM »
Timberman,

Thanks for this info.  Some of the names are already on the "Transfers" thread, but others are new to me, so I will see if anything turns up at this end.  Take care.  Philip.

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Re: Manchester Regiment Officers in the RFC/RAF
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2014, 11:33:30 AM »
Timberman,

One of your choices on your very welcome list has been posted today on "Transfers of Manchester Regiment Officers to the RFC/RAF".   My "digging" continues. Take care. Philip.

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Re: Manchester Regiment Officers in the RFC/RAF
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2014, 05:08:48 PM »
Captain Eric Gilbert Leake. Educated at Wadham House School, Hale.
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« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2015, 06:48:25 PM »
Case Charles Henry
2nd Lt. (Obs)
11th Manchester Regiment, attached 20th Sqn Royal Flying Corps
Date of death: 29/09/1918
Remembering

Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Battalion, Worcestershire Regt - dow 18.02.17
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment - kia 18.05.18
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA dow - 04.09.18
Pte Sidney Lee (4131324), 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment -  kia 12.03.41

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Re: Manchester Regiment Officers in the RFC/RAF
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2015, 09:18:21 AM »
Lt Wilfred,rhodes freeman
hes already mentioned in this thread

MC.for gallantry and ability and very valuable work performed,he located the position of german batteries on 10th march 1915 and conveyed the info by wireless messages from his aeroplane to our artillery and although his propeller and plane were pierced by bullets,he remained in the air for five hours.

gazetted 27-3-18

the MC wasn't instituted till 1916,but this award was already gazetted in march 1915,AND it was a quick one,it was awarded 17 days after his act[10th march]

mack ;D
ps.he wasn't the earliest Manchester to gain this award,theres at least one who got his for actions in feb/march 1914 ;)

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Re: Manchester Regiment Officers in the RFC/RAF
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2015, 01:54:54 PM »
Up date to ex Manchester's in the RFC that died
including O/R

Name   Rank   Service Number   Date of Death   Age   Regiment / Service   Service Country   Grave /
Memorial Reference   Cemetery / Memorial Name
WILLIAMSON, CHARLES HARRY
Captain      27/03/1917   29   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   B. 159.   KANTARA WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
TYRER, JOHN RAWSTHORNE
Second Lieutenant      09/10/1917   22   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   V. A. 37.   BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY
PILBROW, STANLEY EDWARD
Private   44340   15/08/1917   26   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   III. A. 6.   THE HUTS CEMETERY
COOMBER, HORACE BERTRAM
Captain      12/10/1917   23   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   VI. E. 21.   DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
CASE, CHARLES HENRY
Second Lieutenant      29/09/1918   21   Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   B. 1.   UPLANDS CEMETERY, MAGNY-LA-FOSSE
LOUGHHEAD, ALBERT EDWARD
Air Mechanic 1st Class   401713   15/09/1918   22   Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   M. 178.   CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
CHILD, JAMES MARTIN
Captain      23/08/1918   25   Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   C.R. 7284.   CHINGFORD MOUNT CEMETERY
LLOYD, ERNEST
Air Mechanic 2nd Class   127478   09/04/1920   28   Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   North-West of church, near boundary.   RUYTON (ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST) CHURCHYARD
MINTY, H C
Serjeant   15212   21/06/1918      Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   F. Nonconformist. 1805.   MANCHESTER SOUTHERN CEMETERY
WHITTAKER, FRED POULTON
Second Lieutenant      25/10/1918   21   Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   Y. 207.   BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY
HOULGRAVE, A
Air Mechanic 2nd Class   408308   14/11/1918   37   Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   E.J. 240.   ACCRINGTON CEMETERY
BENTHAM, RICHARD
Captain      08/11/1916   21   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   C. 43 and 49.   NEWCHURCH-IN-PENDLE (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARD
WASHINGTON, JONATHAN NOEL
Second Lieutenant      02/10/1915      Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   IV. H. 5.   ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
GOUGH, HARRY STANLEY
Second Lieutenant      13/03/1918   24   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   E. 17.   TIDWORTH MILITARY CEMETERY
BALDWIN, WILLIAM EVERTON
Second Lieutenant      25/08/1918   21   Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   III. C. 24.   VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY
PERCIVAL, STEPHEN BERNARD
Serjeant   3/15399   14/08/1918   19   Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   II. C. 9.   WANQUETIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
LEAKE, ERIC GILBERT
Captain      31/07/1918   25   Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   IV. A. 4.   BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT
BUTTERWORTH, NORMAN
Second Lieutenant      09/05/1917   25   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   II. G. 16.   BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY
COLLIER, SIDNEY
Lieutenant      28/03/1918   22   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   I. C. 1.   LA CHAUDIERE MILITARY CEMETERY, VIMY
REEDER, ROBERT
Captain      06/01/1918   24   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   IV. A. 12.   DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO.1
SOLLY, ARTHUR NORBURY
Captain      11/08/1917   23   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   IV. D. 20.   LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY
STEVENS, DONALD EUSTACE
Lieutenant      13/03/1918   20   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   IV. F. 65.   LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY
SHIELDS, WILLIAM
Lieutenant      05/09/1917   28   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   I. H. 41.   VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURES NO.1 AND NO.2
THORP, FREDERICK HORACE
Lieutenant      31/03/1918   24   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   VI. F. 4.   AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION
GLEN, ALEC
Second Lieutenant      29/12/1915   19   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   II. B. 4A.   SAINS-LES-MARQUION BRITISH CEMETERY
LEACH, F
Lieutenant      16/06/1918      Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   Face E.   KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL
EVANS, JOHN EDWARD MARTIN
Lieutenant      09/02/1918   24   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   III. A. 7.   ROYE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY
FIELD, NORMAN
Lieutenant      14/08/1917   24   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom   VII. H. 10.   CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ
FOSTER, W A
Lieutenant      20/02/1919      Royal Air Force   United Kingdom   25. 10387.   POOLE CEMETERY
COWAN, PHILIP CHALMERS
Captain      08/11/1917      Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom      ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
WILLIAMSON, HUGH ALBERT
Second Lieutenant      02/07/1916   29   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom      ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
HILTON, ROBERT
Second Lieutenant      06/04/1918   19   Royal Air Force   United Kingdom      ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
HASLAM, HERBERT
Second Lieutenant      16/09/1917      Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom      ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL
HEYWOOD, AUBREY TALLEY
Lieutenant      03/09/1917   21   Royal Flying Corps   United Kingdom      ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL

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Re: Manchester Regiment Officers in the RFC/RAF
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2018, 10:37:08 AM »
Thank you very much. If you are interested in a brother of a Manchester Regiment soldier joining the RFC namely my father ,Amos Allan Denison MBE.,MC, brother of Joseph Gordon Denison then we are building a family website about his WWI Memories on
                                                            www.amos-denison.life

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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2018, 11:39:58 AM »
David Denison,

On the 24th January 1917, over the Western Front, a 2nd Lt. A. Denison was airborne in a FE8 aircraft No. 6453 of No. 41 Squadron RFC carrying out a patrol which had commenced at 12.50pm that day.   During combat this officer's aircraft was shot up and forced to land through damage.   2nd Lt. Denison was wounded in the arm.   The position given was B.25.c.1.9.

It would seem that the squadron operated their obsolete aircraft in a ground attack that day.  Would the officer to which I refer be your relative and what pattern of entry to the RFC did this gentleman follow, e.g. from which regiment?  PhilipG.

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« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2018, 12:05:01 PM »
Thank you very much PhilipG - that is indeed my late father. Answers to your questions & a copy of the casualty report are on the website;

http://amos-denison.life/onewebmedia/Service_in_the_Armed_Forces_in_World_Wars.html

We are trying hard to complete the website regarding his WWII time in the RAF so that it might be ready by next Tuesday 20th July for the Biggest Ever RAF Fly Past over London with 100 aircraft [subject to weather!] and Heathrow Airport closed. My father did his first "solo" flight on 21st July 1916 and married my mother from RAF Montford Bridge on 20th July - in 1944.  Fun things coincidences!

Then we hope that my club [the RAF Club] will link their website to ours later in the year.

David

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« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2018, 01:23:25 PM »
David,

Thank you.  I wish you every success with the web site.    (It so happens that early in 1945 I flew from Gosport airfield.   It was being used as a satellite to nearby Lee on Solent.  Even in my old age, I vividly remember our stay there as I was one of the first to the crash site in a wood alongside the airfield.  I watched the cross-wind approach of a Firefly aircraft suffering from severe engine trouble and saw it crash into the trees killing the pilot instantly.      I see your relative went solo in a week.   It took me longer than that in '43.   Stirring times).  Thanks again. PhilipG.