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October 1915 Obituaries- Manchester Grammar School Magazine
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Pg 176 Pte. Frank Ernest Allen1/6th Bttn
was killed in the Dardanelles on May 27th. Sergt. Webb says : "...at the time of his death he was trying hard to bring down a sniper who had caused much trouble"After leaving School he had passed the Intermediate Examination of the Incorporated Accountants' Society.
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Rank:PrivateService No:1903Date of Death:27/05/1915Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William Henry and Charlotte Elizabeth Allen, of 135, Claremont Rd., Pendleton, Manchester.

Pg 177 Pte. Arthur Elias Powell 1/7th Bttn
Employee London City and Midland . Died of wounds received in the Dardanelles - shell wound in the stomach on May 29th, while standing next to Pte. Eric W. Brocklehurst (see wounded) who was says, " I don't think I ever came across a more cheerful and kind-hearted fellow in my life. You realise the horrors of war when you have your poor friend struck down by your side."
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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.

Pte. Frederick James Walker " A " Co. 6th Bttn
"died on a hospital ship off Cape Hilles, Gallipoli, and was buried at sea on August 25th. He belonged to the London section of the O.M.A."
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2121Date of Death:25/08/1915Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIAL

Pte. Charles Frederick Binns 1/6th  Bttn
is reported killed in the Dardanelles. Employee of Union Bank and member of O.M. Harriers (Athletics)
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:1439Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:22Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William and Sarah Elizabeth Binns, of 7, Clifton Rd., Heaton Moor, Stockport.

Pg 189 Originally posted as Missing
Mclntyre, Peter Stuart, l/6th Bttn(since June 6th)
CWGC Rank:SerjeantService No:966Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:27Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Peter McIntyre, of 24, Clyde Rd., West Didsbury, Manchester, and the late Ellen Carr Robertson McIntyre.

Also Missing Smith, Harold Middleton, Corporal, 6th Bttn
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.

Also Missing Rainbow John, 2nd Lieut., 6th Bttn (since Aug. 7th). He had previously suffered from septic poisoning in the heel.
CWGC Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:07/08/1915Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Alfred George and Sarah Jane Rainbow, of Croft Bank, Castleton, Manchester.

Also Missing Rankin, W. M., Pte., 6th Bttn  (since June 5th). His mother, Mrs. Edmead, 161, Hamilton Road, Longsight, requested information of his whereabouts
Feb 1916 edition-News has been received from the War Office that W. M. Rankin,is now officially reported killed in action on June 5th last in Gallipoli. Born 22nd December, 1895, he won a Scholarship in 1907 from the Levenshulme Collegiate School, and left in December, 1910, to go into business. He was fond of games and music.
CWGC Rank:PrivateService No:1897Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. C. 143. Cemetery:TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of Marion Edmead (formerly Rankin), of 111, Heaton Moor Rd., Stockport, and the late William Morrison Rankin.
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Nov 1915 Manchester Grammar School Magazine - Obituaries
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"We are quite unable to publish more than a few of these, and in some cases only a brief condensation can be given."

Pg. 204 PRIVATE JOHN EYRE DRAPER 1/7th Bttn
killed in action in the Dardanelles on June 4th. Initially reported as missing he had joined the 1 /7th in September 1914. After being in Khartoum for a time, he arrived at the Dardanelles on May 7th. prior to enlisting assisted his father in business in Manchester. assistant scoutmaster of the 1st Davenport troop.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2315Date of Death:04/06/1915Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "C" Coy. 1st/7th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of John Henry and Mary Draper, of 42, Davenport Crescent, Stockport.

Pg 205 r2nd LIEUTENANT HARRY BEECH LOWERSON 1/7th Bttn [CWGC MIC & SDGW has rank as Private]
Born April 13th, 1895, died June 4th, 1915. Pupil from 1908, He got Mathematical Scholarship at Durham and would have gone into residence in October, 1914. He did excellent work in the Gymnasium, also a most reliable leader, He won the life-saving medal and obtained the teacher's certificate. In the Sports of 1914 he won the Steeplechase. In September 1914 he enlisted in the 7th Bttn In a letter home he says, " I lost a prize at 300 yards range by one, my score being 24 out of a possible 25 ; this morning at 500 yards range I made 23 out of 25 possible ; " and " Lieut. Thewlis [kia 4/6/15 See June 1915 obit] paid me a high compliment for my camel-riding in the morning parade"  In Khartoum he found his Latin and Greek useful with Italians and Greeks. As he knew French and picked up some Arabic, he was in some demand as an interpreter.
He fell, along with Lieut. Thewlis and many other Manchester men, in the terrible fighting of June 4th in the Dardanelles. A memorial service was held on July 4th at the Trinity Wesleyan School, Denton.
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.

Pg210  Private William Evans 1/6th Bttn
Hugh B. Mawson wrote.  " Pte. W. Evans, was wounded about the face and arms on June 4th, and we met at the first dressing station... he offered to help me...Just as he was getting into the dug-out, which served as a dressing-station, a stray bullet hit him in the back. He was carried away on a stretcher, and I never saw him again. I was told three weeks later that he was dead. He was one of our best Lacrosse players at the School when I was secretary."
Also mentioned pg 135 of July Mag. Pte. Evans a pupil 1906 from Oldham Collegiate School, and left in Prominent member of the O.M.A. Lacrosse team. "A particularly sad feature in his case is that the first report of his death turned out to be untrue; he had been wounded, and survived the journey home only to die in the Whitworth Street Hospital on July 12th."
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:1953Date of Death:12/07/1915Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Grave Reference: New Yard. 449. Cemetery:HATHERLOW UNITED REFORMED CHURCH CEMETERY
William is strangely omitted from the Roll of Honour

Pg 225  initially posted Missing. Huddleston, Laurie 1/6th  Bttn
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2255Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:20Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Charles Davidson Huddleston and Elizabeth Isabella Huddleston, of Redclyffe, Hale, Cheshire. An Old Mancunian. Member of Manchester University O.T.C.

Pg 226 Posted Missing Smith, Harold Middleton, missing from June 4th (Dardanelles)
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.
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November 1915 review of Galipoli campaign-L/Cpl SN Hyman 6th Bttn
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Pg 238/239 is a letter from a former MGS pupil with a frank review of the campaign and future assessment for success.
"Early in May we were drafted ... as supports to the 29th Division, who had so brilliantly effected a landing on the Peninsula...We have now been on the Peninsula just over six months...taken part in several advances... unfortunately, had tremendous losses"
"the 6th Manchesters, there are very few left of those who originally landed early in May...The majority of the O.M.'s in the Sixth were in A Company... out of our mess of sixteen, with only one exception, all were O.M.'s. It is sad to think that of these there are only about six of us left, and I am the only one still on the Peninsula, in spite of Turkish shells and bullets."
"We are faced with rather a big task here, much greater than people at home seem to realize. I rather fancy it will be some time before we are through the Narrows. At present we are simply held up...and I don't think any advance of note will be made."
"I have heard it said that if we could have gained so brilliant a footing on this Peninsula, in the teeth of such tremendous odds, we should also have been able to overcome the obstacles that are now holding us up, but—it is not for me to express my humble opinion of the state of affairs out here, even were the Censor to permit me.
The prospect of having to face a winter campaign out here is certainly far from cheering, particularly to one who has already " stuck it " for more than six months"
S N Hyman 7/11/15
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Wounded list - Manchester Grammar School Magazine 1916
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Feb 1915
Corporal J. B. Donnelly, 5th Bn. Manchester Regiment, has been suffering from dysentery at Gallipoli, but is now happily convalescent.

Pg 17 J. E. Alltree, 6th Bttn after 32 weeks in bed, has had to lose his right foot after all. He is in the Salford Royal Hospital.

Pte. Sydney Cohen, 17th or 16th Bttn, was severely wounded by shrapnel in France, January 14th, and is at Grange Hospital, Southport. He was at the School from September, 1910, to Easter, 1913. See Obit. March 1917

Capt. Sidney Naylor 9th Bttn has lost his right eye through a bomb explosion in Gallipoli.

Pte. A. Stanley Brown, 5th Bttn, is recovering from dysentery and a wound in the foot.

Pte. W. Yarwood, 6th Bttn, is suffering from dysentery. He was slightly wounded in May.

Pte. D. Cohen, l/7th Bttn was wounded by a mine explosion at Cape Helles on September 15th.

Capt. Walter N. Walmsley, l/5th Bn. Manchester Regiment, was for some time invalided at Alexandria, but has recovered.

Lance-Corporal B. E. Hartley, " A " Co., l/6th Bn. writes from Brabyn's Hospital, Marple Bridge, to say that he was invalided home, after having had fever and dyspepsia.

Pg150 July 1915 Pte. L. Samuels, Manchester Regiment poss RAMC now wounded for the second time, was a student of medicine at Victoria. He is in hospital at Cheltenham.

Second Lieut. W. G. Swain, 16th Bttn who was transferred, with a commission, to the Manchesters in April, 1915, is reported wounded.

Lieut. L. E. Woodard, 16th Bn. Manchester Regiment (or Royal Fusiliers?), is in the Wilson Hospital at Reading suffering from bullet wounds in the back and neck. He distinguished himself a few years ago by swimming from the North to the South Pier at Blackpool.

Capt. S. E. Woollam, 18th Bttn was wounded on July 1st. He was invalided home last December but recovered,, and went out again. He was Hon. Treasurer of the Lancashire and Cheshire Football Association and captain of the Whalley Range Club.

Oct 1916 pg 192
Second Lieut. T. S. Archer 7th Bttn has been wounded in the ear, and invalided out.

Capt. Walter C. Hankinson 14th Bttn att? was wounded in the left shoulder on July 25th

Lieut. Frank Howarth, of the 10th Bn. Manchester Regiment, whose home is the Post Office, Newton Heath, is in hospital at Port Said, suffering from dysentery. He is progressing satis- factorily.

Pte. W . D. Shearer 17th Bttn severely wounded in the thigh; in hospital at Glasgow.

Second Lieut. J. S. Stiebel, 7th Bttn is lying wounded in Netley Hospital. He was invalided home from the Dardanelles last year with dysentry.

Lieut. S. Watts, 20th Bttn was wounded on September 1st. He was a Classical Scholar of C.C.C., Oxford.
Nov 1916 Capt. S. Watts, 20th Manchester Regiment, wounded Sept. 1st, is in Whitworth Street Hospital.

Dec 1916
Pg 256 Company Sergeant-Major Cresswell, 18th Bttn Is now in the Military Hospital in High Street, C.-on-M.

Pg 265 H. G. [F Gilbert] Cobb, 16th Bttn, was seriously wounded on July 1st, but is now back with his battalion at Ripon. Elder brother KiA PSB.

Pg 269 Lance-Corporal Charles Critchlow, 17th Bttn, was wounded on July 2nd, three bullets through the leg and a scratch in the eye.

Pg 270 Private D. Naylor, 16th Bttn was wounded in the leg at Guillemont, on July 30th, while in his brother's section. - Sgt H Naylor KiA 12/10/1916
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February & March 1916 Manchester Grammar School Magazine - Obituaries
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Pg 10-11 Pte Robert Beresford Hind 1/6th Bttn
Pupil from September, 1908 employed by Scottish Widows' Insurance Co. In Gallipoli... "He was not only the deftest but the cheeriest of stretcher-bearers... There are 30 men of the 6th now in the Convalescent Camp at Heaton Park most of whom were bandaged by him on the field...Twice he had a narrow shave. One bullet skimmed the flesh off the top of his ear, another pierced his cap. " A bullet has just put a new parting in my hair," he wrote home..." Do you know," says Wilfred Middleton, " it was Bob Hind who carried me over half a mile on his back when I was wounded and across open country with heavy rifle fire....The end came on December 11th shortly before withdrawal... He came out of the dug-out to have a word with his quartermaster-sergeant, when he was shot through the head by a stray bullet... His Captain writes of him as " a lovable comrade," and his Lieut.-Col. says : " During his career as a stretcher-bearer he has been absolutely fearless and untiring in his duties. . . . We have lost a good soldier, a gallant man, and a cheery comrade."
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Rank:PrivateService No:1544Date of Death:11/12/1915Age:21Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment Stretcher bearer, "D" Coy. 1st/6th Bn Grave Reference: Sp. Mem. C. 326. Cemetery:TWELVE TREE COPSE CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of Robert Anderson Hind and Sarah Hind, of 149, Cheadle Old Rd., Cheadle Heath, Cheshire. Of Dery.

Pte Alfred Buckley 1/6th Bttn
 was born on the 18th April, 1894, joined MGS in his 13th year and left in 1910 to employee of Messrs. John Ferguson & Co.,. He became Assistant Scoutmaster Reddish Scouts. He was in the 6th Bttn and at the outbreak of war volunteered for foreign service.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2221Date of Death:05/06/1915Age:21Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Richard and Maggie Gibson Buckley, of 45, Brownsville Rd., Heaton Moor, Stockport.

Pte Denis Sewell Bone 3/7th Bttn
One of the first to join the 1st Flixton Scout Troop. At School he was a keen harrier and a regular camper. Though he was not strong he was hardy, and could last out a stiff route march as well as the best. employee of Messrs. Heenan & Froude, the great steel bridge builders and girder makers. Later he was with Messrs. Glover, of Trafford Park. In May, 1915, he enlisted in the 7th Bttn and was doing his first divisional training on Salisbury Plain when he was taken ill with spinal meningitis. He died in hospital on 22nd January, and was buried in Flixton Churchyard on January 26th. The School was represented by the Captain, Mr. Jones, and the High Master. The 1st Flixton Scouts and the soldiers from Flixton Hospital acted as guard of honour.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:3923Date of Death:22/01/1916Age:18Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 3rd/7th Bn. Grave Reference: L. 171. Cemetery:FLIXTON (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARDAdditional Information: Son of Thomas William and Annie Beatrice Bone, of White Lake House, Flixton.

Lieutenant James Clarke Stokoe 14th Att. 11th Bttn born on 6/1/1893. previously pupil at Newry, where his father was head. He won first place on the Foundation Scholars' list  & his Langworthy and an Open Classical Scholarship at Corpus Christi, Oxford. On the outbreak of war he took a com- mission in the 11th Manchester Regiment, and was sent out in charge of a draft to the Dardanelles. He was shot on December 11th.
CWGC
Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:11/12/1915Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 14th Bn. Grave Reference: II. B. 23. Cemetery:GREEN Hill Cemetery

Rowlinson, John George., Pte., 6th Bttn has been missing
since August 7th last, and is believed killed
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:2279Date of Death:07/08/1915Age:20Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of George Amos and Mary Rowlinson, of "Crafnant," Lightwood Rd., Buxton.

Pg46 SECOND LIEUTENANT Joseph Lawrie NELSON 18th Bttn
Second Lieutenant J. L. Nelson  was killed in France on March 8th. Employed by Sir J. E. Jones, of Portland Street, He joined the Royal Scots in November, 1914, and got his commission in the following January.  he was killed accidentally by one of his men, while on outpost duty.  Col. Fraser, who valued him highly, had recommended him for a DCM :—" On February 27th, 1916, upon receiving warning from scouts, he immediately ordered his garrison (three non-commissioned officers and ten men) to stand to and open rapid fire on a determined attack by 60 to 100 Germans. By maintaining a rapid fire and throwing grenades he held off the attack until the arrival of reserves, which completed the repulse of the enemy. He displayed conspicuous coolness and courage under a heavy rifle and grenade fire, and handled his few men with marked ability until reinforcements arrived."
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:08/03/1916Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "B" Coy. 18th Bn. Grave Reference: F. 13. Cemetery:SUZANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information: Son of William Nelson, O.B.E., M.A., and Annie Nelson, B.A., of Old Trafford, Manchester.

LANCE-CORPORAL CHARLES PERCY KAY 18th Bttn
Lance-Corporal Kay,, was killed in action in France on 8th March. He had previously been at the South Manchester School.  He left MGS in 1908. On leaving School he entered the shipping house of Messrs. Ledward & Taylor. He was secretary of the Manchester Southern Lacrosse Club. His lieutenant writes of him :—•" You have lost a loving son ; he certainly was a model man. My men have lost a faithful companion, and I, the best of my m e n . " He and four or five others were sheltering in a dug-out during a bombardment, when a shell exploded among them, not one escaping."
CWGC
Rank:Lance CorporalService No:10418Date of Death:08/03/1916Age:23Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 18th Bn. Grave Reference: F. 8. Cemetery:SUZANNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information: Son of William and Emma Jane Kay, of 37, Oak Rd., Withington, Manchester.

Pg 46 SECOND LIEUTENANT James ROBERT HADFIELD 13th Bttn
Second Lieut. Hadfield, of the 13th Bttn Signalling Officer, died in hospital at Alexandria. He was 19 years of age. He joined MGS from Wadham House School, Hale, and won his Senior School certificate in 1914. He was a sergeant in the School O.T.C., and had his " A " certificate. He went out to France in September and after two months' service was drafted to Salonica. He fell ill with jaundice, which developed into appendicitis, and ultimately proved fatal. June 1916  edition "an old sergeant says: " I've never seen a Battalion so moved at the death of an officer before." Corporal Cowling, of the Signalling
Section, says" We, too, have felt the loss very much, as he was attached to us while training, in England, and had been in charge the whole time we have been abroad, and it is to his patience and skill that the whole of the signalling arrangements of this Battalion have been carried out without complaint from anyone. When 1 say that he was a competent, efficient officer, I am not exaggerating ; he was considered so throughout the Battalion, and no matter what his duties were they were carried out efficiently and well."
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Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:09/03/1916Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 13th Bn. Grave Reference: 0.2. Cemetery:SALONIKA (LEMBET ROAD) MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of Louie Ella Hadfield, of 5, Park Rd., Hale, Cheshire, and the late Charles James Hadfield, of Chesham Place, Bowdon. Commissioned, 1914. Also served in France. Born at Stretford, Manchester.

Pg 48 Capt. G. T. Ewen, 3rd Bttn, reported missing since March 8th, the date of the last attack on Kut. Before joining the Army he was a barrister in London.
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:08/03/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 3rd Bn. Awards:M C Panel Reference: Panel 31 and 64. Memorial:BASRA MEMORIAL
For more details see http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=3393.msg53170#msg53170

Pg 49 Lieut. (CWGC says Capt) Arthur Percy Owen, 3rd attd. 1st Bttn reported missing on March 17th in Mesopotamia. He won a Corporation scholarship at the School of Technology, and was one of the first German Wanderbirds.
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Rank:CaptainDate of Death:08/03/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment Panel Reference: Panel 31 and 64. Memorial:BASRA MEMORIAL
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Re: Manchester Grammar School Magazine
« Reply #20 on: August 31, 2014, 08:10:07 AM »
the j.b donnelly in the february wounded list,was cpl 2352 john,verney donnelly,he later became a capt in C.coy,9th manchesters,he worked in the manchester branch of the union bank and resided at temple drive,swinton,he was last seen by his sergeant who was running alongside him during a attack,his sergeant said,i was running alongside capt donnelly when a big shell landed,i looked round,and he had completely disappeared,his mother mary never recovered from his death and moved to southport for her health,living at 4 bolton rd
he was always known in the family as verney[never john]the verney name has been passed down his family for generations,his niece verney was a pal of mine.

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Snippets. Manchester Grammar School Magazine
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June 1916
Pg 111 Capt. Ronald H. Royle, 11th Manchesters, was 2nd Lieut, in the 11th Battalion Manchester Regiment, and was promoted to Captain for services in Gallipoli. He and his Company were •cut off for two days about 21st August. They were posted as " missing," but their Captain managed to lead them back safely with the loss of two or three killed and several wounded, and was -complimented by the O.C. He was a theological student at King's College, London, and a candidate for Holy Orders until the outbreak of war.

Lieut. Warrener Brown of  17th. Bttn has been appointed provisional instructor in bombing and grenading.

Nov 1916
"It is proposed to post on a notice-board near the porter's lodge the names of O . M . ' s called to the Colours under the Military Service Act. By consulting this list an old boy can learn the names and addresses of those called up at the same time as himself, and he may be able to arrange to begin his military career in the company of old school friends. Will O.M.'s who are called up send their name, address, and the date of their call to Mr. G. A. Twentyman at the Grammar School."

Dec 1916
Pg 256 Second Lieutenant H. H. Fielding (6th Manchesters) passed out " 1 s t " on the Final Examination from the Officer Cadet Battalion at Gailes in November.

Second Lieutenant Eric Hartshorn, 16th Battalion Man- chester Regiment, is instructing the Reserve Manchester Brigade, at Southport, in revolver shooting.

Lieutenant A. D. Bleakley, M.C., 14th Battalion Man- chester Regiment, when recently home on leave, was presented with a gold cigarette case by his old comrades at the Dental Hospital, in honour of his new decoration.(May be E Lancs)

March 1917
His Majesty the King of Serbia has awarded the Order of the White Eagle to Lieut.-Col. A. E. Cronshaw, of the Manchester Regiment, for his work in the Dardanelles. Colonel Cronshaw is now in command of the Seventh at El Arish, East of Suez. Lieutenant Geo. Chadwick, of the 7th Manchester
Regiment, att. RFC has received the same decoration. See http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=7726.msg52855#msg52855 for photo of George Chadwick

May 1917
Second-Lieutenant J. W. Culley, Manchester Regiment, enlisted in the Royal Scots in 1914, and served with his battalion in France. He is now instructor in a bombing school at home. Hugh Oldham Lads Club

Private E. Melling, 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment, is a prisoner of war in Thuringen.

Lance-Corporal Kenneth Lodge (6th Bttn?) has been recommended for the D.C.M. The officers and N.C.O.'s of his detachment were all shot, when he rallied the men, who were falling back, took the objective, and captured two guns. (KA  Lodge later died commissioned with LF)

Oct 1917
On August 25th, somewhere across the Channel, the Old Mancunians of the Manchester Brigade had a very successful dinner under the auspices of Lieut.-Col. Cronshaw. Among the dainties offered in the menu were Veau Roti Paton, Pommes de Terre Broadie, and Rarebit a la Jones. The toasts were " The King," " The School " (proposed by Second-Lieutenant Frankenburg [3/8th] and replied to by Lieut.-Col. Cronshaw), and " Absent Friends " (proposed by Second-Lieut. Hay [6th DCM]). Several musical items closed what seems to have been an exceedingly enjoyable evening.

Nov 1917
Lieut. Cyril R. Stephens (17th Manchesters) received his M.A. degree at Oxford (in absence) on November 1.

June 1918
A Letter from Palestine.
DEAR Ulula.—Do you still exist? It is many moons since we have met, and I am almost, sure that someone once made me a life member of the O.M.A.—it was a twenty-first birthday gift. Well, I still have the almost unique distinction of being alive, and you are apparently ignoring the fact. I am stationed at the moment 3,000 feet above the sea, and looking East, Jerusalem is clearly visible 10 miles away; looking West, I can just see Jaffa and the sea. It really is " some spot." On a little hill 300 yards away, and just opposite my H.Q., stands an old Nunnery, and on this spot rested the Ark of the Covenant during a part of its wanderings. An M.O. explained all this to me yesterday, a very nice M.O. too. I dropped a fearful brick over it though. Looking bright and intelligent (with an effort) I suggested that it must have been a very wet day for the Ark to get up there. The M.O. looked pained and surprised, and explained that the Ark aforementioned did not float, and that I was apparently confusing the same with Noah's Ark. Shades of Glazebrook, Ulula! and after all the money my people have spent on my education ! I simply must not dabble in these things. The verv best of luck, Ulula. 1 do hope you haven't had to chuck it because of the paper shortage one hears- so much about.
Yours as ever,
Palestine L. of C. H.Q., S. NAYLOR, Lieutenant, [Wounded 11th Bttn]
E.E.F. Staff Lieutenant..

June 1918 - Corporal John Mathie Foster, (6th Bttn) winner of the Military Medal, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Foster, of Withington. The
official award says :—•" On March 25th this stretcher-bearer worked with splendid energy under fire. On the three succeeding days he worked continuously under very heavy fire. His conduct was a splendid example to the rest of the bearers." He deceived the Belgian Croix de Guerre in
September last year for conspicuous bravery and devotion in bringing in the wounded.

Second-Lieutenant H. R. Martin (an Old Mancunian), son of Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Martin, of Pendleton, has been awarded the Military Cross.
He took part in holding back the Huns during their push on the Somme. He was in command of a forward trench, his
fellow-officers became casualties, two being killed and one wounded. He was left in command of the company until a senior officer to himself took
over from him. Lieutenant Martin went up and down the trench cheering his men up. His company beat off several attacks and held on to the
position. He joined the 6th Manchester Regiment in March, 1913, served with the 2/5th Royal Warwicks for twelve months in France, and was then
sent home for his commission. He is now attached to the 6th Manchesters.

Dec 1919 - Major N. H. P. Whitley, M.C., the Manchester barrister, who enlisted as a private in the 7 th Battalion Manchester Regiment at the outbreak of war, has been promoted Lieutenant-Colonel on the Staff of Field Marshal Allenby in Syria. Lieut.- Col. Whitley, who is an international Lacrosse Captain, has been abroad in the Sudan, Gallopoli, Sinai, and Syria since September, 1914. He has been awarded the Military Cross,
French Croix de Guerre (with palm), and the Order of the Crown of Italy (Knight). He has recently been on special duty into the Taurus Mountains, and into Kurdistan.

Dec 1920 - Major N. H. P. Whitley, M.C., 97th Bttn?) has received from the King of the Hejaz the Order of the Nahdar for distinguished services to the Arab Army during the 1916-18 campaigns against the Turks. He is also a member of the Order of the Crown of Italy, and holds the French Croix de Guerre with palm. He is well known in the world of lacrosse as an international captain.
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July 1916
Pg 144
"Our list of dead this month is terribly heavy, and scarcely a day passes without adding to the number."

Second Lieut. Leonard Harry Barber, 1/6th Bttn
previously reported missing, is now reported killed in action.
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:05/06/1915Age:27Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 6th Bn. Panel Reference: Panel 158 to 170. Memorial:HELLES MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of James and Susannah Barber, of "Belmore," Brooklands Rd., Brooklands, Cheshire.

Lance-Sergeant George Edward Burgess, Manchester Regiment, is reported killed.
CWGC
Rank:Lance SerjeantService No:18814Date of Death:01/07/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 21st
Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Pg 145 Lieut. William Ellis Gomersall 22nd Bttn
was articled with Messrs. Morris Gregory & Co., Chartered Accountants. He enlisted in the P.S. Battalion on the outbreak of war. A former master of F.F.P. [Fallowfield F Prep?]writes :"I remember W. Gomersall when he was a small boy...and I always think of him as I think of Peter Pan... I don't think he ever grew up, in the sense of becoming worldly.... he was so genuine and simple-hearted." Captain Cowan, the only officer left after the assault, writes:" He led his platoon through an intense barrage of fire to the second objective of the Battalion in the big attack. We were thinned almost to nothing at that point, and our final objective had still to be won in the face of two machine guns. He didn't hesitate a moment, but jumped forward with a handful of men to do or die. He died a glorious death. It was quick and merciful. His lead was followed and the final objective was taken, but with appalling loss ; 17 officers and 500 N.C.O.'s and men were killed and wounded in the 22nd. There was a mere handful to hold the ground we had won, but it was held."
CWGC
Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:01/07/1916Age:21Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 22nd Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Hubert and Jane Eliza Gomersall, of "Newholme", 69, Queen's Rd., Urmston, Manchester.

Capt. John Arthur Hislop, 19th Bttn
died on July 8th, after an operation for gastritis. He was a B.A. of Oriel College, Oxford, rowed in the College eight, and won his oar. He obtained a commission in September, 1914. He became senior captain of his Company.
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:08/07/1916Age:29Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 19th Bn. Grave Reference: NS. 21. 40. Cemetery:PRESTWICH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARDAdditional Information: Son of James and Alice Ann Hislop. Born at Prestwich.

Pg 147 Second Lieutenant Francis Latimer 6th then 12th Bttn
was in the Manchester Overseers' office, and had served four years with the 6th Manchester Territorials. He had been in France since March 8th, and was bombing officer for his company. Pg 189 October - was at the School from April, 1905, to April, 1907. He died, so far as we can learn, in " No Man's Land," leading the bombers he had trained, for whom he was so anxious that they should prove their quality and do well. Only one officer with 20 men were left out of 160 after the charge.
CWGC  
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:07/07/1916Age:24Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 12th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Vincent Barton Latimer, of Springholme, Red Wharf Bay, Pentraeth, Anglesey, and the late Mrs. A. H. Latimer.

Pg 148 Pte. Percy J. Wade, 17th Bttn
is reported killed at Montauban. He was the eldest son of the Headmaster of Beever Street School, Oldham, J.P. for the borough of Middleton. He won his scholarship at the Grammar School at the age of 10. On leaving he was articled to the Town Clerk of Middleton, and Rugby Union team, and played cricket for Middleton. He joined the Manchester " Pals " in September, 1914. On several occasions he was offered a commission, but declined them all. " I want to do my duty," he said, " not to get into the limelight." He fell at Montauban on July 6th [1st] with his face to the foe. While he was in the trenches the Town Clerk of Middleton died, and there was a strong feeling that Mr. Wade should have been appointed. He was an ideal public servant—cool, considerate, and conciliatory. He was hearty in work and in play; his fairness of mind, strength of character, and unfailing courtesy won him many friends and the respect of all. (Unabridged for 17th)
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:8317Date of Death:01/07/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Pte. Herbert. Victor Moores 17th Bttn
was home on furlough a few weeks ago, and was killed by a shell within four days of leaving Manchester. He was in the Scottish Amicable Insurance Office, and was a keen lacrosse player.
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:8359Date of Death:01/07/1916Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment "B" Coy. 17th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William Herbert and Mary Jane Moores, of the Langworthy Hotel, Seedley, Salford, Manchester.

Pte. Charles. Frederick  Tempest Price, 18th Bttn
was killed on June 15th by a bullet through the head. Oct 1916 pg 191 . His late father had been County Coroner. After leaving MGS he was articled to Mr. Browning, Town Clerk of Hyde. His Captain, Wilfrid Elstob, whom we know well at M.G.S., writes: " Eric Price was killed whilst on sentry duty in the trenches. I was standing by his side, and he practically fell into my arms. He was instantly killed by a bullet through the head, and fell backwards dead without a murmur. I have only been commanding this Company a very short time, but I had learnt to know that Eric Price was one of the very best men under my command."
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:7180Date of Death:15/06/1916Age:25Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 16th Bn. Grave Reference: II. F. 7. Cemetery:CERISY-GAILLY MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information: Son of John Frederick and Edith Price, of Brooklands, Manchester.
Nb Concentration records show Burial at Maricourt  MC

Sergt. John (jack) George Yuill 1 19th Bttn
was with a Lewis machine gun detachment, and was promoted for good work in the early part of the British offensive. He was captain of the Northern Nomads, and played with Manchester City, Oldham Athletic, and Cheshire clubs in Association inter-county
CWGC
Rank:Lance SerjeantService No:11710Date of Death:09/07/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 19th Bn Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of George Hall Yuill and Helen Yuill, of "Heathfield", 8, Wardle Rd., Sale, Manchester.
games.

Lieut John Milner Oliver 16th Bttn
missing, is believed to have been killed on July 7th. He went from the School to C.C.C., Oxford, and took honours in law. He was a partner in the firm of Tatham, Worthington & Co., Solicitors, Manchester, and took a great interest in the Boy Scout movement.

Hislop, John Arthur Capt., 19th Bttn (died suddenly
on return from front after operation for gastritis)
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:08/07/1916Age:29Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 19th Bn. Grave Reference: NS. 21. 40. Cemetery:PRESTWICH (ST. MARY) CHURCHYARDAdditional Information: Son of James and Alice Ann Hislop. Born at Prestwich.
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Pg 185 Second Lieut. Wm. Allured,  13th Bttn & others
was pupil for three years. He passed his Preliminary for the Society of Chartered Accountants, and obtained his certificate A in the O.T.C. He was articled, 1912, to Messrs. Ashworth, Mosley & Co. In September, 1914, he joined the Public Schools Battalion; in January the following year he was gazetted Second Lieut., 13th Bttn. His first active service was on the Suez Canal and in the desert. He was transferred from the Manchesters to the 6th Border Regiment, and went to France early in July. He was killed 14th September, when leading a covering party in an attack on enemy trenches.
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:14/09/1916Age:21Regiment/Service:Border Regiment "D" Coy. 6th Bn. Grave Reference: J. 4. Cemetery:AVELUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information: Son of Mr. R. F. and Mrs. E. J. Allured, of "Willoughby," Marlborough Rd., Sale, Cheshire. Native of Stretford, Manchester.

Pg 186 George Edward Burgess 21st Bttn
came to the School in 1910 from Ardwick Higher Central School, and was on the Modern Side. He was 20 years of age. He was Lance-Sergeant in the Manchester Regiment.
CWGC
Rank:Lance SerjeantService No:18814Date of Death:01/07/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 21st Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Pg 187 Second Lieutenant Harry Collier Clough 18th Bttn
was killed in action on Tuesday, August 1st. [30-31st July]He was the son of Mr. Wm. Clough, of the Education Office, Manchester. He passed his Matriculation in 1911, and became a student teacher. He was reading for the Arts degree in Manchester University. He held a commission in the 14th Manchester Bttn. He was attached to the 18th, and was in the fight at Montauban and at Trones Wood [and killed at Guillemont]
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:30/07/1916Age:21Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 14th Bn. attd. 18th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of William and Martha Clough, of 126, Roseneath Rd., Urmston, Manchester.

Pg205 Bate, H., Lieut.,12th Bttn
 (wounded and missing; doubtful if alive) Nov 1916 Pg 219 Pupil from. September, 1908, from Ormskirk Grammar School, his parents having removed to Eccles. He came of a family of teachers, and early made up his mind he would carry on the succession. He was on the Classical side, and especially fond of history, and was prox. acc. in the examina- tion for the Thompson History Prize. He took his Senior School Certificate in 1913, and became a student teacher. In 1914 he took the Higher Alternative paper in History, and got distinc- tion. He joined the School O.T.C. at the time of its foundation, and won his Certificate A. When war was declared he was in camp with the Corps. He immediately applied for a commission, and we heard of him as doing exceedingly good work as Senior Subaltern in the 13th. He got his second star in December, 1914, and was at the Staff College, Camberley, in May, 1915. Owing to a slight operation he was unable to accompany his original battalion to the Near East, and was sent for service in France. Christmas, 1915, he spent in the trenches in the Ypres salient. He was in command of the snipers and spent some time at the Sniping School of the Second Army. In one of his letters home he tells of a conversation between a senior officer and a sub. just out from home. " If you want those men to follow you and to stick to you in a tight corner," said the senior, " you must make them believe that you love them, and the way to make them believe that you love them is to love them." In those words he revealed unwittingly the secret of his own fine success as a leader of men. He was reported as wounded on July 7th, and after- wards " wounded and missing." Letters from officers of his regiment leave, it is to be feared, but little doubt as to his fate. He was wounded seriously and carried out of the front line of the fighting. The sergeant who carried him was killed himself within an hour. Since then nothing has been heard. We can only conclude that he died of wounds before reaching the aid post. He did his duty—he did it manfully, cheerfully and well.
CWGC
Rank:LieutenantDate of Death:07/07/1916Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 13th Bn. attd. 12th Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alfred Bate.

Blythe, P. A., M.C., Capt., 18th Bttn (wounded and missing;
supposed prisoner of war)
March 1917 Pg 48 Mentioned in despatches. His C.O. writes:—"I recommended him for a reward immediately after the action at Guillemont on July 31st, 1916, for his courage and gallantry in rallying his company, which had suffered severe casualties, when, although wounded himself, he continued to lead his men against a portion of the position that was held in strength by the Germans. How strong that position was we were only to learn weeks afterwards, for as you are aware the village was not finally taken till the month of September. I have the warmest
admiration for your son, and his loss to the battalion was deeply felt by all of u s ."
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:30/07/1916Age:21Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 18th Bn. Awards:M C, Mentioned in Despatches Grave Reference: XXII. K. 10. Cemetery:DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVALAdditional Information: Son of Alfred James and Emily Augusta Blythe, of The Schools, Swinton, Manchester.
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Private Frederick G. Crowe 17th Bttn
has died of wounds in hospital in Germany. His father was an engineer of the Ship Canal, and he himself gained a Lancashire Junior Exhibition from St. Paul's School, Walkden, to the Manchester Grammar School, at which he later won a place on the foundation. He went from school into the employ of Messrs. Gaddum. At the outbreak of war he enlisted in the Manchester Regiment.(on Mack's pow list)
CWGC
Rank:PrivateService No:8466Date of Death:26/09/1916Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. Grave Reference: IV. D. 15. Cemetery:NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERYAdditional Information:

Pg 221 Lance-Sergt. Henry Kay Evans 17th Bttn, was killed in action on October 12th. He had served at the front for over 11 months. At school he was an ardent footballer, (YMCA team) and a member of the Gymnasium eight.
CWGC
Rank:Lance SerjeantService No:8135Date of Death:12/10/1916Age:28Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 17th Bn. Grave Reference: XI. K. 8. Cemetery:A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERSAdditional Information: Son of Thomas W. (Manager for MEN) and Agnes Evans, of 28, Ashwood Avenue, West Didsbury, Manchester.

Second Lieut. Frank Norcross, 23rd Bttn
 born at Darwen on March 30th, 1897, came from the Darwen Secondary School to the M.G.S. at Easter, 1909 till December, 1915, winning an Open Classical Scholarship at New College,. Oxford. Immediately after this he joined an Officers' Cadet Corps, and obtained his commission on July 5th, being gazetted to the 3rd Battalion. He left England on the 25th, and was attached to the 23rd Battalion, which he joined on the 28th. On the following day he went into action and was killed, being buried in a trench by high explosive shell. He was one of the ablest boys we have had in the School for many years. Face to face with the great ordeal he was true to himself. His Commanding Officer writes :—" Although he had only just arrived, and had had no previous experience, when the order came to go into action he did not flinch in the slightest, and went out cheerful and happy, proud to be able at last to lead men under fire—and the shelling was beyond description." (In support of 90th Bgde at Guillemont)
CWGC
Rank:Second LieutenantDate of Death:30/07/1916Age:19Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 23rd Bn. Panel Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C. Memorial:THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information: Son of James and Annie B. Norcross, of 1, Lynton Rd., Heaton Moor, Stockport.

Pg 229 Capt. Jack Eustace Rothband, 23rd Bttn
 joined the 23rd battalion from the 16th (P-S.) Bn., Middlesex Regiment, from May, 1915, until his death. He came from San Francisco to join up. On the morning of the 21st July the Battalion moved up to reinforce another Battalion of the Division which had been ordered to take Maltz Horn Farm. His was the first company •over, and he led them through an inferno of shells and over the ridge near the farm. His last words were, ' Come on, lads, they cannot hurt us.' He was killed instantaneously by machine-gun fire. The farm was reached and held for a time, although we had to evacuate it shortly afterwards. We miss him and his cheery smile, but his example will always remain green in our memories. He died as he lived, one of the best, a thorough sportsman and gentleman.—A.E.C.
CWGC
Rank:CaptainDate of Death:19/07/1916Age:37Regiment/Service:Manchester Regiment 23rd Bn. Grave Reference: III. F. 10. Cemetery:FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZAdditional Information: Son of William Samuel and Marion Rothband.
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Captain Macdonald Warriner Brownn, 17th Bttn
a Master at North Manchester School, was killed in action on 12th October 1916. He joined the staff of the School in 1910, and joined the Public Schools Battalion in Nov. 1914. Granted a commission in the 17th Manchesters in 1915. He was grenade instructor, and only a fortnight before he fell he was made Captain. Quite recently CO, Colonel Johnson,  remarked to another officer how splendidly Brown was doing, and how it was a certainty that he would get speedy promotion and honour.  Who that heard him talk to the Natural History Society on the birds of the Fens, or of the Cheshire meres, will ever forget him? He was just at his best then, and would give, from his fascinating stories connected with the pursuit of his favourite hobby.
 "The memory of his generous, sunny nature and of the healthy influence he exerted among all who worked with him, will long be treasured."
CWGC Rank:    Captain Date of Death:    12/10/1916 Age:    26Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment    17th Bn.
Panel Reference:    Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.Memorial:    THIEPVAL MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of the Rev. F. Brown, of Nottingham; husband of Jean Warriner Dodds (formerly Brown), of Ash Cottage, Shere, Guildford, Surrey.

OC C Coy at Flers which was ��mown down as soon as they crossed the parapet, and within 50 Yds of our front line�

Sergeant Herbert Naylor 16th Bttn
Joined MGS from South Manchester School. He joined in September, 1914, and was promoted three weeks later. He was killed at Arras [Flers] by a shell which also buried six men. Up to then he had been in five engagements without a wound.
CWGC
Rank:    Serjeant Service No:     6660 Date of Death:    12/10/1916 Regiment/Service:  Manchester Regiment    16th Bn. Panel Reference:    Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.Memorial:    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Lance-Corporal George Bartlett Elliott
, 17th Bttn, was probably captured on October 12th.
CWGC
Rank:    Corporal Service No:   32794 Date of Death:    12/10/1916 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment    17th Bn. Grave Reference:    VIII. B. 3.Cemetery:    A.I.F. BURIAL GROUND, FLERS

Thomas Christopher Porter, 1/6th the amateur international footballer, who fell in Gallipoli on June 4th, 1915. Brother of Old Boy.
CWGC
Rank:    Private Service No:    2212 Date of Death:    04/06/1915 Age:    29 Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment  1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 158 to 170.Memorial:    HELLES MEMORIAL Additional Information:    Son of Martha Porter, of 31, Rectory Rd., Higher Crumpsall, Manchester, and the late Thomas Porter.
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Pg 13 Private Cecil Ernest Brill, 19th Bttn
killed in France on December 23rd, [24th] within two days of his twentieth birthday. Pupil North Manchester School in 1907-10, then MGS  and subsequently to Rossall School. He was trainee engineer in Carlisle. "He enlisted some 15 months ago, and had only been a week at the front when, in mounting a parapet, he was hit by machine-gun fire."
CWGC
Rank:    PrivateService No:    47182Date of Death:    24/12/1916Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     19th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. E. 5.Cemetery:    DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY

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Pg 45 Private Sydney Cohen (died of wounds). (6594) Cohen was the fourth son of Mr. M. Cohen, of Ashlea, High Street, C.-on-M. He was educated at Victoria Park School and Manchester Grammar School. He enlisted in the 16th (Pals) Battalion of the Manchester Regiment in August, 1914, and was wounded in January, 1916. A shell burst in his billet and he was seriously injured in the chest. He was brought over to a hospital in Southport, but has for the last ten months been nursed at home. He was 19 years of age. See 1916 Wounded record -17th Bttn.
CWGC - Can't Find Service & Pension records show he was attested by the Mayor and Discharged unfit in June 1916. Pension 25/-. Shrapnel wounds to right shoulder and thigh. Also mediastinal tumour.

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Pg 66 Second-Lieutenant Samuel Myatt Shirley 18th Bttn
Enlisted at formation. He was wounded and mentioned in despatches. He was killed April 13th while leading an attack. He was Assistant Scout Master in a Newton Heath Scout Troop, and passed out 6th in the final test of his Officers training. Hugh Oldham Lads Club
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    01/05/1917Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     18th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. D. 1.Cemetery:    BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX

Second-Lieutenant John Edward Middleton Taylor
18th Bttn
Regiment, died of wounds in a French hospital on April 24th. He was at the School from January, 1905, to December, 1909, and was on the Classical side.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    24/04/1917Age:    27Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment  18th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. B. 3.Cemetery:    BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX Additional Information:    Son of David Taylor, of "The Warrens," Failsworth, Manchester; husband of Ellen Y. Taylor, of "Glen May," 125, Assheton Rd., Clayton Bridge, Manchester.

Pg 78 Second-Lieutenant Arthur Blake Scott, Cheshire Regiment, is reported killed. He was an active member of the Cheadle Hulme Lacrosse Club and the Manchester Wanderers. The Cheadle Dramatic Club, to which the late Stanley Houghton belonged, was founded by him, and he was for many years a Volunteer in the 2nd Manchesters. In 1915 he was at Suvla Bay and received a commission for splendid reconnaisance work, being posted to his own regiment as an additional honour. Several of his communications from abroad appeared in the Manchester Guardian.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    26/03/1917Age:    36Regiment/Service:    Cheshire Regiment     1st/7th Bn. Grave Reference:    XI. C. 11.Cemetery:    GAZA WAR CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Joseph and Sarah Scott, of Sarala, Wilmslow, Cheshire.

Second-Lieutenant Basil Tempest, 13th Bttn
 has died of wounds received in action on April 25th. He was at the School from 1908 to 1910, and won a Manchester School of Technology Scholarship in 1914.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    25/04/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     13th Bn. Grave Reference:    E. 1117.Cemetery:    KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of James and Louisa A. Tempest, of 1, Clarendon Rd., Whalley Range, Manchester.

Captain and Adjutant Frank Tower
12th Bttn
was killed in action April 10th. He won a scholarship at the School. For two years he was Captain of Cricket (1910-11), and in the same period played in the first Lacrosse team. In June, 1911, he won an Open Mathematical Scholarship at Durham, but went in for actuarial work, and in February, 1912, began his duties at the head office of the Scottish Amicable Life Insurance Co., Glasgow. The Manager writes :—" On coming here he very quickly gained the respect of his colleagues, not only by his mental gifts, but also by his fine character, while his bright, happy spirit made him a general favourite. No one could fail to feel his attractiveness, and I am not surprised to see from the Chaplain's letter that it was recognised in his battalion, and increased his influence as an officer. Personally, I had a warm affection for him, and was always glad when his duty brought him to me. I looked forward to seeing (and perhaps helping) him take the high place in the Insurance world for which he was undoubtedly fitted."
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Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    13/04/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     Adjt. 12th Bn.Grave Reference:    XVII. J. 46.Cemetery:    CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZAdditional Information:    Son of Charles Yeoman Tower and Ada Tower, of 36, Albany Rd., Victoria Park, Manchester.

Captain Charles Harry Williamson, 7th Bttn  attached R.F.C.,
was killed in action on March 27th, in Palestine. He won a Military Cross last year for expert work at the Battle of Rumani. He was at the School
from 1899 to 1902, and was a pharmaceutical chemist. In October, 1915, he was wounded and invalided home, after serving in Gallipoli as Brigade Signals Officer. In January, 1916, he was awarded a Military Cross for "establishing and maintaining communications under heavy fire with great courage and skill."
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1917 Manchester Grammar School Magazine Wounded List
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Pg 28 Hewitt, Charles, Lance-Corpl., 16th Bttn (wounded, right elbow) - Later Commissioned

Pg 46 Private Alan Thompson, of the 2/7th Bttn attached KLR King's younger son of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Thompson, of West Bank, Park Road, Ashton-upon Mersey, formerly of Timperley, wounded in hospital. In a night bombing raid about the middle of September his right hand was badly shattered, and he was wounded in the knee by shrapnel. Subsequently his hand had to be amputated. Private Thompson enlisted in August, 1914, and went to the front in July 1916. He was an expert shot. Having joined before he attained the age of eighteen he had the experience of celebrating his twentieth birthday in the trenches. He was a member of Timperley Cricket Club, and before enlisting was with Messrs. George Peak and Co.,

May 1917 Pg 80 Second-Lieutenant F. Bates, Manchester Regiment, was severely wounded on April 10th, and was sent to the 2nd Red Cross Hospital, Rouen.

Lieutenant Bryan S. Conway, 22nd Bttn, is suffering from shell-shock.

Captain H. Turner, 19th Bttn, is in High Street Hospital, having been badly wounded at Arras.

Lieutenant J. F. Waring, of the 3/9th Bttn has been wounded in France. He is in High Street Military Hospital, and is progressing favourably.

June 1917 Pg 116 Captain Ronald H. Royle, M.C., 11th (S.) Battalion Manchester Regiment, is now at General Headquarters, 3rd Echelon, Rouen, not yet able to return to the front.

Second-Lieutenant W. Yarwood, (6th?)son of Mr. W. Yarwood, of Altrincham, has been wounded for the second time.

Private H. Chapman, (22nd?) Manchester Regiment, previously reported killed, is now known to be wounded and a prisoner of war. He writes:—" I have been wounded in the right wrist, but am going on exceedingly well, for we are treated with every consideration."
July 1917 Pg136
Private T. R. Elliott, 12th Manchesters, was wounded in the left shoulder in June, and is in hospital at Dulwich.

Second Lieutenant R. A. Hall, Manchester Regiment, is suffering from shell shock. He left M.G.S. to go to Rossall, and won a senior classical Exhibition at Worcester College, Oxford.

Second Lieutenant D. Stonehouse, Manchester Regiment, is in Denmark Hill Hospital, London, wounded for the second time. It is not long since he won a Military Cross.
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Re: Manchester Grammar School Magazine
« Reply #28 on: September 05, 2014, 05:57:17 AM »
6594 sydney cohen[B.coy] wasnt wounded in his billet,on 13th january the germans began shelling suzanne,the first shell burst over the orderly room and slightly wounded a prisoner who was awaiting disposal,the rest of the shells landed in west street,wounding 12 men,mostly from B.coy,the following day,B.coys billet was demolished by shell fire after they had moved out.

sydneys death was caused by the mediastinal tumour,not through wounds,its very likely they discovered the tumour when they X.rayed him in hospital in france when they operated on him for his wounds,a mediastinal tumour in adults is usually malignant,in those days theres no chance he would have lived long,even today with all the modern medicines,its a very serious condition.

sydney has been overlooked by the CWGC,his death was recorded as caused by active service,hes therefor entitled to war grave status.

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June - Oct 1917: Manchester Grammar School Magazine Obituaries
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Pg 108Second-Lieutenant Charles William Jack Danziger, 9th Bttn
died of wounds, was the only son of an O.M., Mr. M. Danziger, of Kersal. After pursuing his education abroad, he returned to join his father's firm in June, 1914, and enlisted in the following September. He went through the officers' cadet course at Oxford, was gazetted to the Manchester Regiment in 1916, and went to the front last December. He was severely wounded on May 12th, and died three days later.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    15/05/1917Age:    20Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     9th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. A. 9.Cemetery:    ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information:    Son of Marcus Danziger, of "Edgecoombe," The Avenue, Kersal, Manchester.

Captain C. F. Duguid, M.C., D.S.O.
, 22nd Bttn
who was reported missing, is now reported killed. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs.F. Duguid, of 47, Highfield Street, Hightown. Our last two numbers have chronicled his honours. This one records the super-honour of sacrifice. He came to us from St.John's School, Cheetham Hill, in 1903, he went up the School on the Classical side, and won his Open Scholarship at Queen's College, Oxford, with a Salford Scholarship to keep it company. He was a camper, a debater, a Parliamentary candidate, the best of friends; those who knew him best loved him exceedingly. In the Army he did great things, constantly winning the commendation of his C.O. More than once O.M.'s going out as Junior Subs, have spoken gratefully of his welcome and his helpfulness.  A fine energy of soul, sympathy, gentleness, and purity made him the man he was, a Christian student in arms.
Dec 1917 -Pupil (1903-11),..., is now officially reported killed on that date. ...In February last he was awarded the Military Cross for conspicuous gallantrv and leadership in the capture of a trench. Later he won the D.S.O. for capturing with twenty mem a crater lying between the German barbed wire and the German trench, and holding it for thirty-six hours against all attacks.
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    13/05/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     22nd Bn.Awards:    D S O, M CPanel Reference:    Bay 7.Memorial:    ARRAS MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of Frederick and Fanny Selina Duguid (nee Newman) of Manchester.

Second-Lieutenant Herbert Hilton Fielding. 6th Bttn - Poss. Att 22nd
Captain C. F. Duguid,(almost his last letter!) wrote:—" He joined us in the middle of January, and both being O.M.'s I think we understood each other from the start...When on the morning of March 28th we attacked Croisilles it was his first time under fire. His platoon was in the front line, and it was not long before it came to the enemy's wire, which was strong and intact. Fielding broke through with some of his men and dealt very bravely with a bombing post which he found there, enabling us to capture it. He went on practically unsupported owing to the heavy rifle and machine gun fire which developed at this point. A bullet struck him in the shoulder and entered his head, killing him..."
The following is also from Captain Duguid :—*4 We were given a large task to perform, and your son was placed with his platoon im the first main wave of the advance. We met an unbroken belt of barbed wire, and the trouble began. The enemy had its exact range, and, what is more, had a bombing post just at the point where we came upon it. Your son climbed through the wire, threw a bomb into the post and fired his revolver into it enabling us to capture it, though exposing himself the whole time to a well-directed fire. Eager to get his men on, for they were hung up on the wire still, he shouted to them and signalled, as one of my corporals said ' Just as if he were 011 manoeuvres,'and then went on practically alone, to set them an example, against a further post. Here he was shot and killed instantaneously by a bullet from a machine gun."
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Rank:    Second Lieutenant Date of Death:    28/03/1917 Age:    27 Regiment/Service:      Manchester Regiment      6th Bn. Grave Reference:    B. 4.Cemetery:    ST. LEGER BRITISH CEMETERY Additional Information:    Son of Harry Fitton Pendlebury Fielding and Hannah Fielding, of 7, St. Paul's Rd., Withington, Manchester.

Lieutenant Robert William Gordon Grant
, 7th Bttn
passed Matriculation in 1913, and spent a very successful year in the History Honours School at Victoria. He was given a commission in the early days of the war, and went out to Egypt, being in one of the great fights in August last year. Age 22.
CWGC
Rank:    Captain Date of Death:    24/05/1917Age:    21Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     7th Bn Grave Reference:    A. 6.Cemetery:    NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of James and Mary E. Grant, of 17, Gardner Rd., Prestwich, Manchester.

Second-Lieutenant Harold Shrieves Grimshaw, 21st Bttn
died of wounds last month, was a graduate of Victoria, and was on the staff of Workington Grammar School.
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    24/05/1917Age:    27Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     21st Bn. Grave Reference:    I. A. 12.Cemetery:    ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSIONAdditional Information:    Son of Charles and Emma Grimshaw, of 30 Plymouth Avenue, Longsight, Manchester; husband of Elsie Grimshaw of Orono, Ontario, Canada.

Lance-Corporal Harry Hindley Johnson, 16th Bttn
reported missing since July 30th, 1916, is now presumed to have been killed on or about that date. He was 20 years of age, and in the employ of Richardson, Tee, Ryecroft & Co., Ltd.
CWGC
Rank:    Lance Corporal Service No:    7435Date of Death:     30/07/1916 Age:    21 Regiment/Service:     Manchester Regiment     16th Bn. Panel Reference:    Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.Memorial:    THIEPVAL MEMORIAL Additional Information:    Son of Joseph Johnson, of 70, Northumberland St., Higher Broughton, Salford, Manchester, and the late Esther Johnson.

Second-Lieutenant Frank Walsh
, 6th Bttn Att 18th
 was the youngest of four brothers, all educated at MGS, sons of Mr. W. J. Walsh, Headmaster of Thomas Street Schools. He was very early marked out as a leader in games, and was a great favourite on the Cheetham Hill cricket ground, near his own home.  He kept up the family succession by winning his foundation scholarship. He held it till 14 at the North Manchester School, where he showed great promise in Mathematics, and was captain both of football and cricket.  For two years he played in the forward line for our first football eleven, and also- for the first cricket, carrying off the batting prize, in his last season making a record for the School with the highest aggregate score. He was a tower of strength in Science Fifth, and his name is commemorated in their form room. Leaving School he entered the service of Messrs. Mather and Piatt, with a view to becoming an engineer. He joined the 6th Manchester Territorials, and was drafted into the Old Mancunian platoon. At the outbreak of war he volunteered at once for foreign service. The 6th were in the first territorial division to be sent on foreign service. Frank Walsh served in the ranks, both in Egypt and in the Gallipoli campaign. There both he and his elder brother, Second-Lieutenant J. N. Walsh, were wounded. He was in hospital in Malta for a considerable time, and I can remember the letter in which he complained that he was being kept so much in bed and losing all his physical strength. It was characteristic of him.  He was picked out for his commission, and took his training at Trinity College, Oxford, where he represented his battalion in cricket and football. He was posted to his old regiment as Second-Lieutenant, but was attached to the 21st. [18th?]On May 12th he led his men over the top at Bullecourt, and was killed instantaneously by a shell in the first rush. His Colonel writes :—" I desire to let you know how much I appreciated your son's services. You are probably aware that a little time ago he was considerably shaken in his nerves while on outpost duty. During this time our outpost line was in full view of the enemy, and his post was heavily bombarded, and finally was blown out by a shell. I was afraid he would not be fit again to take part in a fight, but he pulled himself together in a most heroic manner and I consider this one of the very bravest things a man can possibly do."
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Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death:    12/05/1917Age:    20Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     6th Bn. attd. 18th Bn.Panel Reference:    Bay 7.Memorial:    ARRAS MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of William James and Margaret Eleanor Walsh, of "Grassmoor," Sheepfoot Lane, Prestwich, Manchester.

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Pg135 Second-Lieutenant Richard Hooton Hankinson, 14th Bttn Att 6th
was killed by shell fire on June 21st. He was leading violinist in the School orchestra for several years. His Colonel writes :— " He was called by all of us ' Sir Galahad,' and he was the nearest approach to that ideal that I have ever met. The regiment is the better for his memory."
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Rank:    LieutenantDate of Death    21/06/1917Age:    21Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     14th Bn. attd. 1st/6th Bn.Grave Reference:    C. 4.Cemetery:    RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Edward Ernest and Edith Lucy Hankinson, of "Rosmore", 398, The Cliff, Higher Broughton, Manchester.

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Private Charles Carl Saville Ashley 6th Bttn
Pupil (1908-10), who was killed instantaneously on September 6th, had seen service in Gallipoli. An old Schoolfellow and comrade-in-arms writes :—•" He was a dear, cheery pal, with a droll sense of humour, and he led a straight clean life." His Chaplain says of him :— " He was a splendid fellow, respected by us all. He has left the memory of a gallant and clean life." He was 23 years old.
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Rank:    PrivateService No:    250328Date of Death:    06/09/1917Age:    23Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     1st/6th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.Memorial:     TYNE COT MEMORIAL Additional Information:    Son of Charles and Henrietta Helen Oliver Ashley, of "Dollis Hill," 2, Thornfield Rd., Heaton Mersey, Manchester. Educated at Manchester Grammar School.

Captain Alfred Balmforth 3/8th Bttn
Pupil (1903-11) was Captain of the School 1910-11,and won a scholarship at Balliol, whence he entered the Army. He is the third Captain of the School who has lost his life in this War, and there is no loss to the School, especially to masters and old boys, that will be felt more keenly. His rare intellect was accompanied by great tenacity of purpose and grit. He was fond, too, of games, and was Captain of the Lacrosse team. As head prefect, his quiet, gentle manner proved wonderfully effective : we never had a year in which' all School activities worked with more smoothness and harmonj'. " When he came to us recently," says one of his masters, " he seemed just the same as ever. He seemed to be one who through the tumult of warfare had kept his boyish ideals, a happy warrior whose master bias leaned all the time to the things which make for peace. Pacem petiit, pace politus est."
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    31/07/1917Age:    28Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     8th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 53 and 55.Memorial:    YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of Mr. W. A. and Sarah Balmforth, of I, Holmwood rd., Withington, Manchester.

Second-Lieutenant E. Bouskill 14th Att 21st Bttn
Pupil (1910-13) was the second son of Mr. G. Bouskill, of Bramhall. He joined the School O.T.C. in January, 1915. He was 21 years of age.
CWGC
Rank:    LieutenantDate of Death    04/10/1917Age:    21Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     21st Bn. Grave Reference:    Spec. Mem. XII. AA. 11.Cemetery:    BUTTES NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, POLYGON WOODAdditional Information:    Son of George Edward and Sarah Emily Bouskill, of Bramhall Grange, Bramhall Lane, Stockport.

Lieut. Edward Brodrick 13th Bttn
Pupil (1904-9), killed in action on July 31st, was 24 years of age, and was the son of Mr. T. Brodrick, secretary of the Co-operative Wholesale Society, Limited. He joined the Public Schools Battalion as a private, and proceeded to Salonika. He was invalided home, and subsequently
became attached to another battalion. After being at the Manchester University, where he matriculated first class, he was articled to the firm of
Messrs. Aston, Harwood, and Somers, solicitors.
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    31/07/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     13th Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 53 and 55.Memorial:    YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of Thomas and Margaret Brodrick, of Victoria Crescent, Eccles, Manchester.

Captain Stanley W. Burditt Formerly 7th Bttn
Pupil (1904-07) was the eldest son of Mr. G. F.Burditt, of Heaton Mersey. He enlisted in the Manchester Regiment in September, 1914. Afterwards he obtained a commission in the Cheshire Regiment, and rose to be adjutant of his battalion. At the time of his death he was assisting the headquarters staff of a heavy artillery corps [ASC]. He was 27 years of age. After leaving the School he went to Germany, and then to the Manchester School of Technology. He was of the brightest and most lovable disposition, in touch with life at many points, outdoor life, politics,
and literature. His commanding officer speaks in the highest terms of his work and moral worth.
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death    01/10/1917Age:    27Regiment/Service:    Army Service CorpsGrave Reference:    I. C. 43.Cemetery:    OUTTERSTEENE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, BAILLEULAdditional Information:    Son of George F. and Lucy I. Burditt, of "Benita," Heaton Mersey, Manchester.

Captain Brian Wiseman Conway 22nd Bttn
Pupil (1911-12) was, a sergeant in the School O.T.C., and after passing his matriculation entered the Medical School at the Manchester University. At the outbreak of war he went out with the R.A.M.C. Afterwards he got a commission in the Durham Light Infantry, and was then transferred to the Manchesters. He was wounded last autumn on the Somme. Lieut.-Col. Woodward writes : " He was a most promising company commander, beloved by his men." Colonel I.edward writes : " We all loved and respected him. . . . It was his strict sense of duty that put him again into the  fighting unit, instead of going on with his profession." He was the eldest son of Dr. Conway, of Longsight.
CWGC
Rank:    Captain Date of Death:    04/10/1917Age:    23Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     22nd Bn. Panel Reference:    Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.Memorial:    TYNE COT MEMORIAL Additional Information:    Son of Basil Wiseman Conway and Jane Conway, of Overton House, Longsight, Manchester. Enlisted 7th Sept.1914.

Captain John Verney Donnelly 9th Bttn
Pupil (1908-10) was killed on October 9th. He was the eldest son of Mr. John Donnelly, of Birkdale, and was 22 years of age-Joining the Army as a private in September, 1914, he served in Egypt and Gallipoli. He was invalided home with dysentery, and after obtaining a commission went to France at the end of last February.
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    09/10/1917Age:    22Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     "C" Coy. 9th Bn.Awards:    Mentioned in DespatchesPanel Reference:    Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.Memorial:    TYNE COT MEMORIALAdditional Information:    Son of John William and Mary C. H. E. Donnelly, of 4, Bolton Rd., Birkdale, Southport.

Second-Lieut. Edgar Francis Maitland 6th (or 3/8th) Bttn
came to us in 1909, and ... passed his matriculation with honours in 1912,... Captain J. H. Whitworth writes of him :—" He was a splendid officer, extremely plucky and conscientious, and always thoughtful for his men. About two months ago, when we lost nearly all our officers, he carried on in command of the company for nearly a month, and did extremely well." Mr. Horsley writes:— " We who knew Maitiand at the School can easily realise what an excellent officer he made. The same qualities which endeared him to us, his straightforwardness, a strong sense of duty, and a determination to do his best, would be certain to make him respected by his men, and liked by his fellow officers." He was 20 vears old.
CWGC
Rank:    LieutenantDate of Death    24/09/1917Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     6th Bn. Grave Reference:    I. BA. 34.Cemetery:    RAMSCAPPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Francis James Maitland; husband of Helena Maitland.

Captain James Wheatley Myers 19th Bttn
Pupil (1903-09) died of wounds received on July 31st. He was the elder son of Mr. W. Myers, of Worsley, and was in his 25th vear. He was adjutant of his regiment. When at School he was a brilliant Lacrosse player.
CWGC
Rank:    CaptainDate of Death:    14/08/1917Age:    24Regiment/Service:    Manchester Regiment     19th Bn.Awards:    Mentioned in DespatchesGrave Reference:    VII. B. 25.Cemetery:    BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of William and Mary Janet Myers, of Bowdon View, Broadoak Rd., Worsley, Manchester.

Second-Lieut. Edgar Sawer (1905-08) Fromer Manch. R . RFA
was killed in action on July 31st, He was the youngest of three sons of Mrs. Sawer, of Heaton Chapel. At
School he was in the Cricket Eleven, and won the prize for bowling. He enlisted as a private in the Manchester Regiment. A brother officer writes :—
*' He had been detailed for forward observation work, and contributed valuable work to our victory. He was struck by a shell and only lived about three minutes. His last words were typical of his bravery and unselfishness—' I am dying. Do not bother to do anything for me.'
CWGC
Rank:    Second LieutenantDate of Death    31/07/1917Age:    25Regiment/Service:    Royal Field Artillery     402nd Bty. 2nd (East Lancs.) Bde.Grave Reference:    II. E. 12.Cemetery:    CANADA FARM CEMETERYAdditional Information:    Son of Mrs. L. Sawer, of 414, Delta Villas, Wellington Rd., Heaton Chapel, Stockport, and the late J. F. Sawer.
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