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The Great War => 1914 - 1918 => Topic started by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:06:18 AM

Title: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:06:18 AM
I am looking into 8 TF soldiers for a project, they were all KIA in 1915.

if you have any further information on any of these men, can you post it on this thread, quoting the individual soldiers original post

thanks

chris
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:07:24 AM
Cpl Walter Jepson 1520 1/7th  KIA 08/08/15  Weaste
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:09:00 AM
Pte Albert Wrigley 2008 1/9th KIA 07/06/15 Hyde
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:10:14 AM
Pte John Ralph Entwhistle 2303
1/8th manchesters
volunteered 4th aug 1914
24 vulcan st,ardwick.
age 24
married miss ellen quinn in 1913
parents,thomas+isabella.10 truro st,gorton.
born 1890.at 5 john st,new cross,manchester.
killed in action,7-8-15
brother thomas
sisters.jane+ann.
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:11:33 AM
Pte Albert George Harling 2971 1/9th KIA 08/08/15
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:12:22 AM
Pte Arnold Booth 745 1/9th KIA 08/08/15 A.U.L.
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:13:25 AM
PTE JAMES SPEDDINGS 2742 1/9TH KIA 08/08/15 A.U.L.
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:14:27 AM
PTE EDWARD MCCLURE 1361 1/7TH KIA 08/08/15 MILES PLATTING
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:15:10 AM
CAPTAIN ARTHUR DAVID HUNTER 1/6TH KIA 07/08/15.

capt arthur,douglas hunter.
1/6th manchesters.
born 1881 manchester.
resided.high elms,victoria park,manchester.
married miss annie warhurst in 1913
father.charles
landed on gallipoli,25-7-15
killed in action 7-8-15
aged 34.
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: mack on October 15, 2008, 11:29:28 AM
hiya chris.
ime pretty confident the colonel can do a good job for you,on the 4 lads from the 1/9th,i have info,BUT i will leave them for the colonel,they are her lads ;D

mack
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Wendi on October 15, 2008, 05:23:24 PM
Pte Albert Wrigley 2008 1/9th KIA 07/06/15 Hyde

His MIC is recorded by TNA as 206

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=6239819&queryType=1&resultcount=10

I've discussed this before  ??? maybe with mack, can't rightly remember with whom  ???
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Wendi on October 15, 2008, 06:12:25 PM
CAPTAIN ARTHUR DAVID  DOUGLAS  HUNTER 1/6TH KIA 07/08/15.

Birth registered in Chorlton in the March Qtr of 1881 (census taken on April 3/4th

1881 RG11; Piece: 5583; Folio: 60; Page: 1; Line:  ; GSU roll: 1342341.

Llandudno, Caernaarvonshire, Wales

Charles Hunter     40 Merchant and Bleacher b.Manch
Emma M. Hunter    32 b. Bombay
Ethel M. Hunter     9 b. Manch
Florence M. Hunter 7 b. Manch
Eric C.C. Hunter     5 ditto
Henrietta Hunter 3 ditto
Lilian E. Hunter 1 b. "Chapel Enle Frith Manchester"
Arthur D. Hunter 2 months b. Manch
Hannah A. Crompton 42 Dom Serv. Nurse
Celia Whaley 38 Dom Serv. Nurse

1891 RG12; Piece: 730; Folio 10; Page 13; GSU roll: 6095840.
Finds him a pupil of a Private School in Ramsgate at "146 High Street"

1901 RG13; Piece: 3973; Folio: 141; Page: 29.
Finds him in Blackpool in the household of his Aunt Mary Dyson.  He is recorded as "Commercial Clerk, born Lane, Manchester"
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 07:54:47 PM
Pte Albert Wrigley 2008 1/9th KIA 07/06/15 Hyde

His MIC is recorded by TNA as 206

http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/documentsonline/details-result.asp?Edoc_Id=6239819&queryType=1&resultcount=10

I've discussed this before  ??? maybe with mack, can't rightly remember with whom  ???
i had him written down as 2068 but sdgw said 2008, i think sdgw has him wrong

ta!
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 07:55:34 PM
CAPTAIN ARTHUR DAVID  DOUGLAS  HUNTER 1/6TH KIA 07/08/15.

Birth registered in Chorlton in the March Qtr of 1881 (census taken on April 3/4th

1881 RG11; Piece: 5583; Folio: 60; Page: 1; Line:  ; GSU roll: 1342341.

Llandudno, Caernaarvonshire, Wales

Charles Hunter     40 Merchant and Bleacher b.Manch
Emma M. Hunter    32 b. Bombay
Ethel M. Hunter     9 b. Manch
Florence M. Hunter 7 b. Manch
Eric C.C. Hunter     5 ditto
Henrietta Hunter 3 ditto
Lilian E. Hunter 1 b. "Chapel Enle Frith Manchester"
Arthur D. Hunter 2 months b. Manch
Hannah A. Crompton 42 Dom Serv. Nurse
Celia Whaley 38 Dom Serv. Nurse

1891 RG12; Piece: 730; Folio 10; Page 13; GSU roll: 6095840.
Finds him a pupil of a Private School in Ramsgate at "146 High Street"

1901 RG13; Piece: 3973; Folio: 141; Page: 29.
Finds him in Blackpool in the household of his Aunt Mary Dyson.  He is recorded as "Commercial Clerk, born Lane, Manchester"


excellent !  thanks!
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Wendi on October 15, 2008, 08:01:33 PM
i had him written down as 2068 but sdgw said 2008, i think sdgw has him wrong

They do.

As I said I have discussed this with someone before (by PM maybe.  Perhaps you want to look it up)   :o   ;D pphhhhh

As for the rest; your welcome  ;)
Title: capt Arther Hunter
Post by: Tony1/612742 on October 15, 2008, 08:38:29 PM
Harribobs: You prob know this but: CSW's Diary (R Bonner):

A pre war member of the 2nd VB, Gaz Capt 1884. CO H Coy 2VB from 1904. Married Anne Hunter of Victoria Park, Manch. Son of Charles Hunter of Rusholme. KIA 7/8/15 aged 34. Redoubt Cem.

from Diary:

23rd July: ...........new draft arrived. Capt Hunter and Helm

7th Aug:

Casualties. A Coy: Capt A.D.Hunter Killed
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 08:54:50 PM
good stuff, thanks Tony!!
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Wendi on October 15, 2008, 09:34:34 PM
Cpl Walter Jepson 1520 1/7th  KIA 08/08/15  Weaste

Medal Index Card

Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Wendi on October 15, 2008, 09:37:40 PM
Pte Albert George Harling 2971 1/9th KIA 08/08/15

MIC

Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Wendi on October 15, 2008, 09:41:52 PM
Pte Arnold Booth 745 1/9th  :o  MIC says 19th  ??? I think themonsstar needs to check this one out for you

KIA 08/08/15 A.U.L.




Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Wendi on October 15, 2008, 09:45:59 PM
CAPTAIN ARTHUR DAVID HUNTER 1/6TH KIA 07/08/15.

As complete a MIC as you could hope for !  of course it's an officers  ::)


Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 15, 2008, 10:10:30 PM
thanks Wendi

booth is 1/9th, the stroke is right on the printed line and the 19th never went to gallipoli ;)
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Wendi on October 15, 2008, 10:30:36 PM
Works for me !

Wendi  :)
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: The Colonel on October 18, 2008, 12:55:10 PM
Pte Albert George Harling 2971 1/9th KIA 08/08/15

Published in the Reporter 4th September 1915.

ONE OF THE 2/9th BATTALION.

On Friday morning, the sad news was received by Mr. Thomas Harling, police court missionary, of 10, Queen Street, Ashton, that his second son, ALBERT GEORGE HARLING, had been killed at the Dardanelles on August 8th. Private 2971 HARLING was formerly an assistant at Messrs. Harrop's Ltd, furniture dealers, Stamford Street, Ashton. He was 17 years of age. He joined the 2/9th Battalion in December last, and was included some time ago in a draft to the Gallipoli Peninsula. Two other sons of Mr. Harling are serving, Wm. Coverdale Harling, 20th Manchesters, and Thomas Lough Harling. 1st Royal Scots. (ALBERT GEORGE HARLING is buried in the Redoubt Cemetery, Helles).

Picture also included in the newspaper article.

http://www.ashtonpals.fusiveweb.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=464483

The Colonel.
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: The Colonel on October 18, 2008, 12:57:56 PM
Pte Albert Wrigley 2008 1/9th KIA 07/06/15 Hyde

Published in the Reporter 6th November 1915.

SOLDIER MYSTERY.

There is a good deal of uncertainty as to what actually happened to Private ALBERT WRIGLEY, of 1, Parliament Street, Dukinfield, and of the 1/9th Manchester Regiment. In the official list of casualties published on July 15th he was reported to have been seriously wounded on June 7th. According to the statement of his companion, Private W. HEADDOCK, also of Dukinfield. Private WRIGLEY was one of a hundred men selected for a bayonet charge. He was under Captain OKELL, and it was during that charge that he is said to have received serious wounds in the back. Private HEADDOCK, who was with the detachment to hold the ground captured from the Turks during the bayonet charge, was rushing forward with his comrades when he saw Private WRIGLEY lying on the ground. He got him into a trench, and there Private WRIGLEY remained for four hours. Then he was taken down to the beach and placed on a hospital ship, but since then no definite information has been received regarding him. Mrs. WRIGLEY has made inquiries from the Records Office at Preston, and also from the War Office. She got a letter dated July 16th, stating that he was wounded on June 7th, and a second message on August 16th said he was suffering from wounds. On September 17th the authorities at Preston said they had no further information, but on October 14th they wrote : "The latest information regarding Private A WRIGLEY is as follows: Considered unfit for service and not wounded. Handed over to Casualties Clearing Station." Meanwhile the War Office had written to say that he was not wounded. To make matters more uncertain still, in the official list of casualties, published on Friday evening last, his name occurs among the 'Previously reported wounded, now reported wounded and missing.' Mrs. WRIGLEY believes that her husband was seen on a hospital ship by people who knew him well. Naturally she is very anxious as to the exact fate which has befallen her husband, and will be very grateful for any definite news concerning him.

http://www.ashtonpals.fusiveweb.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=914007

The Colonel.
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: The Colonel on October 18, 2008, 01:00:11 PM
Pte Arnold Booth 745 1/9th KIA 08/08/15 A.U.L.

Published in the Reporter 4th September 1915.

"A HERO'S DEATH."

Private 745 ARNOLD BOOTH, of the 1/9th Manchester Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Booth, of 146, Cotton Street, Ashton, was badly wounded while fighting in the Dardanelles on August 12th, and on Monday morning the following sympathetic letter was received from Sergeant A. SCOTT, of Ashton, of "A" Company, an intimate personal friend of Private BOOTH. "No doubt you will have heard that ARNOLD had been badly wounded, and it is my painful duty and I deeply grieve to have to break the news to you that he has died from the wounds he received. There is one consolation in knowing that he received the greatest praise of the company officer for the good work he had done today. It seems that the officer asked for volunteers for bomb throwing, and ARNOLD was one of the first to volunteer. One of the party was killed before they had thrown any bombs. ARNOLD threw quite a large number of bombs, and did great damage among the Turks. He was throwing bombs for several hours, and unfortunately he got wounded very badly and died later. He will be missed by all of the men in the Company as he was so popular, and always ready for anything that had a bit of danger in it. You can all rest assured that he has always done his duty, and now he has died a hero's death, fighting for his King and country. I trust God  in His mercy, will give you strength to bear up under this heavy blow, and that will help you to think that it was His will. I can assure you that he has been a great help to me since we came out here, and I feel his loss very much indeed, - Sincerely, A.SCOTT." Private BOOTH, who was 24 years of age, had been in the Ashton Territorials for several years, and volunteered for active service when war broke out. A letter has been received from Private T. ALDRIDGE, 144, Cotton Street, and of the same regiment, stating that he helped to bury his comrade and neighbour, Private ARNOLD BOOTH. Two brothers are now on active service. One is Private GEORGE BOOTH, 11th Manchester Regiment (Kitchener's Army), now at the Dardanelles, and the other, Private JAMES BOOTH, who is with the R.A.M.C. in France. (Arnold Booth is buried in the Redoubt Cemetery, Helles).

 
http://www.ashtonpals.fusiveweb.co.uk/Default.aspx?tabid=464483

The Colonel.
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: The Colonel on October 18, 2008, 01:01:51 PM
PTE JAMES SPEDDINGS 2742 1/9TH KIA 08/08/15 A.U.L.

Published in the Reporter 11th September 1915.

KILLED IN BAYONET CHARGE.

Private 2742 J. SPEDDINGS, of the 2/9th Manchester Regiment, Ashton Territorials, who had only just reached his sixteenth summer, fell in the bayonet charge at the Gallipoli Peninsula on the 8th August, after being in the trenches for 17 days. The official notification reached the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Speddings, of 68, Holden Street, Ashton, on Friday last, and sincere sympathy has been extended, for the youthful soldier was beloved by a large circle of friends. Prior to enlistment, SPEDDINGS was employed at the Hurst Mills, and was a member of the St. James' Church Sunday School, where a memorial service was held for the deceased on Sunday last, at which the vicar, the Rev. W. Parry, made appropriate reference to the high character of the deceased. SPEDDINGS was also well known in junior football circles, having played in a number of matches in the Dukinfield Lads League. SPEDDINGS visited his home nine weeks ago, when he came home on furlough. His brother, WILLIAM SPEDDINGS, expects leaving for the Dardanelles any day.

http://www.ashtonpals.fusiveweb.co.uk/1915/1915PAGE12/tabid/468707/Default.aspx

The Colonel.  ;D
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 18, 2008, 02:29:30 PM
fantastic Linda!!  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: mack on October 18, 2008, 02:37:50 PM
fantastic Linda!!  ;D ;D ;D
tony/linda/wendi.
good work guys

mack ;D
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: The Colonel on October 18, 2008, 08:04:33 PM
fantastic Linda!!  ;D ;D ;D

You're welcome  ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Horrocks1 on October 19, 2008, 02:56:02 AM
Hello to all concerned,

All this information has been fantastic. Good to know that after all this time, information still remains of the fallen and people are dedicated to finding it.

I thank and congratulate you all.

Attached is the grave stone of young J. Spedding. Killed at the Vineyard/ Krithia Nullah area on the late morning of August 8th 1915.

Ras Gures
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Horrocks1 on October 19, 2008, 03:06:36 AM
Here is Capt. Hunter's Grave stone.
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Horrocks1 on October 19, 2008, 03:08:01 AM
And here is Cpl. Jepson's

May they all rest in peace.
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Wendi on October 20, 2008, 04:27:11 PM
CAPTAIN ARTHUR DAVID  DOUGLAS  HUNTER 1/6TH KIA 07/08/15.

Just Google...... :o

http://www.google.co.uk/search?source=ig&hl=en&rlz=1G1GGLQ_ENUK287&=&q=%22Arthur+Douglas+Hunter%22&btnG=Google+Search&meta=
Title: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: tisgrannie on October 20, 2008, 08:05:51 PM
hello I hope you don't mind my saving the photos for our war Grave Section. Not sure if we have them or not. If not I hope its OK by you to add them.
Thanks so much for letting us see them.
regards
tisgrannie
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Horrocks1 on October 21, 2008, 05:01:33 PM
Not at all. Glad they are of use to the group.
I will make other photos of Gallipoli gravestones available shortly.

Ras
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: The Colonel on October 24, 2008, 02:42:27 PM
Pte. Speddings.
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Horrocks1 on October 24, 2008, 05:10:30 PM
2068 A WRIGLEY's gravestone
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Horrocks1 on October 24, 2008, 05:13:38 PM
2303 JR ENTWISTLE
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Horrocks1 on October 24, 2008, 06:19:58 PM
745 A BOOTH
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: Horrocks1 on October 24, 2008, 06:21:25 PM
2971 A. G HARLING
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: The Colonel on October 24, 2008, 07:58:04 PM
ALBERT GEORGE HARLING
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: harribobs on October 24, 2008, 11:56:07 PM
excellent linda!  ;D
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: mack on October 25, 2008, 12:08:14 AM
excellent linda!  ;D
shes very good ;D
well done to everyone on this thread.

mack
Title: Re: VARIOUS SOLIDERS, information required
Post by: tisgrannie on October 25, 2008, 06:59:59 PM
Hi there I have just uploaded Speddings and Jepson and another chap. onto War Graves section. At caravan but Timberman has the listing with them on. I remember the names. Thats if this is any use.
I am thick I clicked the link and saw the first message strolled down came across names left this message. I had actually saved the pix from this topic. DDDuuuuu!      Sorry its been a really long half term.!!
tis