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Manchester Grammar School Magazine
« on: August 24, 2014, 04:13:08 AM »
Following themonsstar's introduction, I've been reading Manchester Grammar School Magazine and will post a few snippets of interest that are found. Mostly covering the Manchester Regiment but also other units that had paths crossing.
Following the broad chronology of editions the formation of an Old Public School & University Men's Force on pp 165-168 of the October 1914 edition http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1914_10.pdf
The first meeting for the formation of the Public Schools Battalion was 3rd September 1914. This was the 3rd day of recruitment of the City Battalions and somewhat explains why relatively few MGS men enlisted with the Pals. The article provides some depth on recruitment and initial training of PS Bttn
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Ps pg 177 October 1916 edition shows:-"On the day that School re-assembled four captains of the 20th Royal Fusiliers celebrated their second anniversary in the \rmy. They were Templar, of the A Company, Maxwell, of the C Company, D. S. Hodgson-Jones, of the D Company, and F. Stewart Modera, adjutant. Just two years ago they had their great send-off on the Infirmary flags. The School was not forgotten in their toasts.
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Robert Horridge Obituary
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2014, 06:42:22 AM »
A respectful obit for Lt Horridge is provided in pp 230-231  of the Dec 1914 edition. http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1914_12.pdf
A former member of Oxford OTC and employee of Parr's Bank, London he died on 17/11/14

"He died as a good comrade, a good citizen, would wish to die, raising by his death a glorious monument for himself, and leaving behind his memory for us as one of our most cherished possessions."

CWGC Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:17/11/1914Age:26Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 4th Bn. attd. 2nd Bn. Grave Reference: III. B. 1. Cemetery:DRANOUTER CHURCHYARDAdditional Information: Son of Alice M. Horridge, of 19, Glade St., Park Rd., Bolton, and the late Albert Horridge. B.A.
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IN MEMORIAM. CAPT. H. T. DRESCHFELD 13th Bttn
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2014, 09:56:14 AM »
Former MGS pupil died at Eastbourne while posted to 13th Bttn May 1915 May 1915 edition. http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_05.pdf Anticipated as 1st casualty of this Bttn
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Captain W N Bazley, 6th Bttn - Obituary
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2014, 02:50:36 AM »
Reported pg. 96 June 1915 MGS Magazine. http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_06.pdf
He died of wounds in the Dardanelles on 23/5/1915.He was in the old Mounted Infantry Company, 2nd Volunteer Battalion and Manchester Yeomanry in the South African War.
"He was the senior captain in the [6th] Battalion, and was much respected personally, besides being a most trustworthy officer."
Commemorated at Lancashire Landing Cemetery
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Captain Archibald James Hepburn 1/8th Bttn - Obituary
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2014, 04:10:46 AM »
Also reported in June 1915 MGS Magazine  pg 96-97. Capt Hepburn was killed in action at the Dardanelles on 30/5/1915. He worked in his father's bleaching works at Ramsbottom where he became manager. He was made O.C. at Nicosia in Cyprus. He was 33 years of age, and leaves a widow and two children.

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Rank:CaptainDate of Death:29/05/1915Age:32Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/8th Bn. Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. A. 159. Cemetery:REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLESAdditional Information: Son of William Archibald and Sarah Hepburn, of The White Cottage, Lytham, Lancs; husband of Lilias Una Hepburn (nee Tarbolton), of The Manor House, Altrincham, Cheshire.
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Captain Herbert John Rose 1/8th Bttn - Obituary
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2014, 05:04:33 AM »
Captain Rose death in the Dardanelles  on 4/6/1915 was reported by MGS in June 1915 pg 97 as "A soldier of high merit, he was a singularly modest man, and self-sacrifice was a distinguishing feature of his character."

CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:04/06/1915Age:50Regiment/Service:Manchester RegimentAwards:Mentioned in Despatches Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of the late I. H. R. and E. Rose; husband of the late Mrs. C. E. Rose.
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Lieut. Harold Darling Thewlis 1/7th Bttn Obituary
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2014, 10:16:57 AM »
Further Obit in June1915 edition of MGS magazine.

Lieut. Harold Thewlis, killed in action in the Dardanelles, was the only son of a former Lord Mayor of Manchester.
Further details in July 1915 edition pg 135-36 http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_07.pdf
" Your son's company," writes [2Lt] Norman P. H. Whitley (O.M.), who was wounded in the same engagement, " had an...dangerous...attack up a ravine and it was whilst he was ...leading them on...he was shot down."

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Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:04/06/1915Age:24Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "C" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of James Herbert and Isabella Thewlis, of 26, Park Range, Victoria Park; Manchester. Also served in Egypt.
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Wounded List - Manchester Grammar School Magazine 1915
« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2014, 02:11:44 AM »
Wounded list reported in each edition:-

June 1915 http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_06.pdf

 Pg 98 Pte. W. Hampson Barratt, of 7th Bn reported wounded at the Dardanelles. Hon. Secretary of Lacrosse Section with whom he had joined. Nov 1915 Pg 225 in Malta with jaundice.

Pg 99 Captain C. E. Higham, wounded in the Dardanelles, with the 7th Bttn as a Company Commander

Pg 99 Captain Harold C. Lings, 8th Bttn wounded at Gallipoli, and now in hospital at Cairo. author of a series of " Musketry Lectures"

July 1915
Pg 136 Lieutenant Norman P. H. Whitley 1/7th Bttn - wounded in same engagement at Dardanelles when Harold Thewlis was killed on 4/6/1915.

Pg 137 Pte. Hampson Barratt, wounded in the Dardanelles "in the charge on June 4th...D Company were without officers... ' Hamps ' led them on for 400 yards...he unfortunately got shot in the arm...just missed the bone."

Pg 138 Lieut. G. S. Lockwood, of 1/7th Bttn in Malta, after being wounded in the Dardanelles.

Lance-Corporal T. R. Bramwell, of the l/6th Bttn also wounded in Dardanelles and recovering in Malta.

Second Lieutenant J. R. Makinson, of 8th Bttn , wounded in the Dardanelles on May 30th. son of the late Mr. Joseph Makinson, Stipendiary Magistrate for Salford.

Pte. Ridley Maurice Sheldon, 1/6th Bttn in St. Matthew's Barracks hospital at Malta, "...bullet...through my leg above the knee...missed the bone the sensation...as... a red-hot gimlet through it"

Pte. J. W. Thompson 1/6th Bttn in Alexandria, suffering from enteric

"The following have also been temporarily put out of action in that region of evil memory :—Pte. C. S. Ashley [6th], Pte. W. R. Barker [see fatality] ...Pte. E. W Brocklehurst [7th later Lt OBLI wounded May 29th], ...and Pte. W. H. E. Willcocks [6th]

October 1915 Magazine.
Pg189 Hartshorn, Eric, 2nd Lieut., l/6th Bn. Manchester Regiment (right hand amputated)
Howorth, T. E., Major, 1 /9th Bn. Manchester Regiment (enteric)

Nov 1915
Pg 210 Hugh B. Mawson writes from Malta:—"...we met at the first dressing station. [4/6/15] As my leg had gone stiff..."

Pg 211 Lance-Corporal Leo Smith, of the l/6th Bttn was wounded in the Gallipoli fighting in May, returned to hospital at Alexandria suffering from dysentery.

Pg 225 Dixon, W. M., Pte.,  1/6th Bttn in 2nd Southern General Hospital, Southmead,
Bristol

Sgt Evans, O. H. 1/6th Bttn injured by splinters from machine gun (has rejoined his
regiment in Dardanelles)

Lt. Hoffert,[W] H. 11th wounded in left arm

Lodge, K. A., Pte., 6th Bttn, enteric fever

Saull, H. V., 1/7th Bttn enteric

Stanley, Arthur (Dardanelles), dysentery, in a Liverpool hospital. Regiment tbc

Walmsley, R., Pte., 6th Manchester Regiment, wounded in hand, and
dysentery (August 12th)

December 1915
Box, H., Pte., 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment (dysentery).
Leigh, J. P., Coy.-Qmr.-Sgt., 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment (invalided)
Yarwood, W., Pte., 6th Bn. Manchester Regiment (dysentery)


Nb a long list schedule of wounded is also available with name, rank & Bttn
For the complete Roll, please see davesmum's earlier thread http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=3759.0
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Arthur Powell Bursary MGS
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2014, 10:59:02 AM »
Mr. C. [E],Powell, of Vron, Bramhall Lane instituted a Bursary in memory of his son, Arthur, who was killed in Gallipoli. Pg 128 July 1915 Edition http://www.worldwar1schoolarchives.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/ULULA_1915_07.pdf

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Rank:PrivateService No:2316Date of Death:29/05/1915Age:23Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/7th Bn. Grave Reference: B. 8. Cemetery:LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of Elias Samuel and Elizabeth Powell, of 200, Bramhall Lane, Stockport. Of Manchester.

Arthur's  mother provided his grave inscription "Greater love hath no man than this"
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Capt. Frank Hamer 1/9th Battalion - Obituary
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2014, 11:40:25 AM »
Also July 1915 Magazine. Pg.  134
Frank Hamer was son of Mr. William Hamer, J.P., cotton spinner. He was captain of the Matric. team that won the Football Cup in 1896.
He joined the 9th Batt. Manchester Regiment in 1906, and promoted Captain in 1912. He was appointed 2 IC Turkish Prisoners' Camp at Mahdi. When the 9th Batt. went to the Dardanelles he rejoined his Battalion. He was killed in an attack on the Turkish trenches on June 7th.  He had been a member of the Ashton-under-Lyne Town Council and. a Chartered Accountant. He married, in 1907, a daughter of Mr. Franklyn Mallalieu, of Delph, Yorkshire, and leaves a widow and two young children (both boys).
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Rank:CaptainDate of Death:07/06/1915Age:35Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 9th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William Hamer, J.P., of Birch House, Ashton-under-Lyne; husband of W. E. Hamer, of "Peuralt," 82, Orchard Rd., St. Anne's-on-the-Sea.
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Pte Walter Thomas Robinson 1/6th Bttn
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2014, 01:03:14 PM »
July 1915 pg 137
Pte. Robinson was killed in the Dardanelles on June 4th. He was a Mynshull scholar, passing the Matric. In 1909 Prev. Employed with Messrs. Simpson & Godlee.
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Rank:PrivateService No:1391Date of Death:04/06/1915Age:24Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Joseph T. and Maria Rebecca Robinson, of 1, Livingstone St., Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester.
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Pte Richard Torkington 1/6th Bttn - OBITUARY
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2014, 01:39:31 PM »
Also pg 137
Pte. Richard Torkington was a pupil (1909—1911), "...quiet and pleasant disposition..."
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Rank:PrivateService No:2175Date of Death:03/06/1915Age:18Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "D" Coy. 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William and Ada Mary Torkington, of 9, Milton Place, Ashton-under-Lyne.
Entry absent from Roll of Honour  https://archive.org/stream/lancashirebiogra00lanc#page/464/mode/2up
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July 1915: Manchester Grammar School Obituaries
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2014, 02:14:05 AM »
[/i]Pg 135 Lance-Sergeant Bernard Charles Cory 1/6th Bttn
was a foundation scholar from 1900 to 1904. He was chief clerk at Royal Insurance. He fell on June 6th, in the Dardanelles.
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Rank:Lance SerjeantService No:1184Date of Death:06/06/1915Age:27Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Awards:Mentioned in Despatches Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Charles H. Cory. Youngest member of Manchester Insurance Committee and a prominent scholar of Manchester Grammar School.

Pg 136 Lance-Corporal George Evans 1/6th Bttn
was killed in the Dardanelles on June 20th. Previously served four years with 8th Battalion and rejoined in August 1914. Employee Salford Corporation.
CWGC
Rank:Lance CorporalService No:2118Date of Death:16/06/1915Age:25Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Grave Reference: I. A. 9. Cemetery:EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of George A. Evans, of Townfield Lane, Frodsham, Cheshire; husband of Ruth Evans, of Dudley, Worcs. Born at Seedley, Manchester.

Pg 136 Pte. J. F. Hickson, 1/6th Bttn
went to the Royal Insurance Co. in 1912...
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:1818Date of Death:04/06/1915Age:18Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of John William and Annie Gertrude Hickson, of 26, Railway Rd., Stretford, Manchester.

Lieut. John Matley Robson, l/9th Bttn
died of enteric at Alexandria. Pupil from 1905—1908.
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:17/07/1915Age:23Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 9th Bn. Grave Reference: Q. 483. Cemetery:ALEXANDRIA (CHATBY) MILITARY AND WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of George and Mary D. Robson, of Blandford House, Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs.

Pte. Harry Beech Lowerson 1/7th Bttn
Pupil 1907 to 1914 who gained scholarship in Mathematics at Durham University in 1913.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2374Date of Death:04/06/1915Age:20Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "C" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of George and Harriet Lowerson, of 11, Victoria St., Denton, Manchester.

BARKER, WILLIAM ROBERT 1/6th Bttn
"The following have also been temporarily put out of action in that region of evil memory :—" subsequently died of wounds
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:1731Date of Death:12/06/1915Age:20Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "A" Coy. 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of John L. and Mary A. Barker, of 157, Rochdale Rd., Blackley, Manchester.

Corporal Harold M. Smith, 1/6th Bttn
"reported missing. We hope to hear of his safe return ere long."
CWGC
Rank:CorporalService No:1159Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:26Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Thomas M. and Alice Smith, of 2, Park Rd., Hale, Cheshire.

Lance Corporal Frank Holden Halliday 6th
'In the words of Sergeant Webb :
"Frank (Halliday) had proved himself a good soldier...and he made a good stand... I have every reason to believe that his death was a quick one...on that never- to-be-forgotten 4th of J u n e . "
CWGC.  
Rank:CorporalService No:1159Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:26Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Thomas M. and Alice Smith, of 2, Park Rd., Hale, Cheshire.


nb Numerous monthly obituaries now need to be summarised on one post. Not all entries had a Regiment specified and I've used CWGC to check these. It's possible some Manchester Regiment casualties slip through. William Evans is a possibility. Pg 136
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Manchester Grammar School Magazine - How?
« Reply #13 on: August 28, 2014, 11:01:35 AM »
July 1914 Edition - How?
"Mr. Henry Stephen, who has been elected to a Senior Research Fellowship, founded by the Commissioners of the 1851 Exhibition, of the value of £150 per annum for two years, intends to proceed to the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Chemistry, Berlin."
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Manchester Grammar School Magazine - 18th Bttn Officers at Camberley
« Reply #14 on: August 28, 2014, 01:02:34 PM »
Pg 165 of October issue confirms attendance of Lt P Blythe, Capt Woolam & Lt Renshaw at the Staff College, Camberley for a Company Commanders course. Likely to have taken place in July 1915. All three men were former pupils Commisioned in the 18th.
Some 17th Bttn Officers attended the same or similar course.
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