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The Great War => 1914 - 1918 => Topic started by: Tim Bell on December 29, 2015, 07:40:14 AM

Title: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on December 29, 2015, 07:40:14 AM
hiya folks.it would help tim if you only post info,if you definately know the identity of any of these men or can add any more to their profiles,your help is much appreciated.

mack[moderator]


Hi All,
I've been building profiles of the Head Office Staff on this ornate Memorial.  http://www.mlfhs.org.uk/data/war_memorials_images.php?memorial=305 (http://www.mlfhs.org.uk/data/war_memorials_images.php?memorial=305) The first name is Percy Amos from 17th Bttn and there are many Pals and men from other Bttns on the Roll.
There are some names where I am stuck and some where I have a good guess.  Where these guesses are Manchesters, I'll post them on this thread. If any forum members can confirm a CWS link (or not) for the men concerned, please comment. Any other information would also be appreciated,
Cheers
Tim

Here's the first guess:-

APPLETON J

Not on 1914-16 Roll. Possibly Joseph Aloysius Appleton who was Grocer's Assistant resident 13 Conway Avenue, Harpurhey, Manchester in 1911.
J Appleton Bellicourt British Cemetery Private 18508, 21st Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 11 October 1918
Name: Joseph Appleton Birth Place: St. Helens, Lancs Residence: Blackley, Manchester Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester Rank: Private Type of Casualty: Killed in action. Enlisted Est 19/11/1914. France 10/11/1915.
Born Q1 1895 Prescot, Lancs. Parents Thomas & Ann.
Commemorated at Blackley War Memorial
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on December 29, 2015, 08:06:25 AM
BANNISTER H
Bannister H. Manchester Office 18th Manchesters Private Missing
Harold Parkinson Bannister
Thiepval Memorial Private 9823,  18th Bn., Manchester Regiment died on 01 July 1916 [aged 22]
Birth Place: Barrow-in-furness, Lancs Residence: Eccles, Lancs Death Place: France and Flanders
Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Killed in actionTheatre of War: Western European Theatre
Death presumed. The 18th Manchesters were in support in the 90th Brigade's successful assault at Montauban on the first day in the Battle of the Somme.  There were numerous losses due to German artillery and machine gun fire. Most Other Ranks have no known resting place. Effects left to Sister Mrs Nellie Kenny and  Alice with Cousin Edith Alice (Below). Born Q1 1894 Baptised 7/2/1894 Dalton-in-Furness. Parents James & Ellen. Cousin of Herbert - below. Postal Clerk resident with mother at 190 Barton Lane, Eccles in 1911. Commemorated Eccles Weslyan Church School  and Church Memorials.

BANNISTER H R
Confirmed in Eccles Journal-Herbert Richard {Bert) Bannister
Pozieres Memorial Company Serjeant Major 275655, 2nd/7th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 21 March 1918 Age 29 Son of Richard and Alice Bannister, of 46, Pleasant Rd., Eccles, Lancs.
Birth Place: Barrow-in-furness, Lancs Residence: Eccles, Lancs Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Killed in action Theatre of War: Western European Theatre. Enlisted Sept 1914. CSM Dec 1917. Effects and Estate to Sister Edith Alice. Cousin of Harold above. Worked at CWS Balloon Street. Attended Liverpool College. In 1911 employed as Order Clerk in grocery dept of CWS. MEN 11/7/1916 reported wounded, resident 44 Pleasant Street and member of Eccles Cricket Club. Commemorated Eccles Weslyan Church School  and Church Memorials.
Obituary and Photo

BLOCKLEY P J

Sole Candidate-P J Blockley Vermelles British Cemetery Private 275650, 2nd/7th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 22 April 1917 Age 35
Name: Percy John Blockley Birth Place: Manchester Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Blackburn
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Soldiers Effects to Widow, Margaret - Noonen Chorlton Q2 1906.. Born Q1 1882 Barton. Sons John and Percy Cyril. Daugh Deborah Genes. Warehouseman in 1906. 1911 Not Found. Noted as Shop Assistant on son's marriage Cert in 1920. No CWS Confirmation.
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on December 29, 2015, 09:17:30 AM
BUCKLEY E

Possibly Ernest Nicholas Buckley Hargnies Communal Cemetery, Nord Private 48343, 1st/8th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 06 November 1918 Age 21 Son of Nicholas and Sophia Buckley, of 13, Acre St., Hollinwood, Oldham.
Birth Place: Castleton, Lancs Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Hollinwood, Lancs Type of Casualty: Killed in action. Sister Edith was shop assistant in 1911.
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: PhilipG on December 29, 2015, 11:21:54 AM
Tim Bell,

The following are in the CWS Ltd., Balloon St. Mcr Roll of Honour contained in the "Book of Honour": J. Appleton, P.J.Blockley.
 Is this the type of thing you are looking for? PhilipG.
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: charlie on December 29, 2015, 11:59:38 AM
Tim,
Sorry to go off at a tangent. Does the memorial list all CWS employees who served or just those that died? Do you know how many are commemorated?

Charlie
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on December 29, 2015, 02:45:18 PM
Charlie,
There are 132 names of men who were killed from the Manchester Office and @ 600 (Guess) in total. 

Philip,

The Manchester Head Office names are listed here http://www.mlfhs.org.uk/data/war_memorials_images.php?memorial=97 (http://www.mlfhs.org.uk/data/war_memorials_images.php?memorial=97).  Many relate to the CWS Roll of Honour, but not all for some reason.  The other Memorial I've used for reference for 1914-16 losses is @ 300 names here http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8393 (http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8393)

Both,

I'm trying to identify the names in the Head Office List.  Census records have helped + press reports and other Memorial sites - particularly SWARM.  Because the results span numerous Corps / Regiments, I've posted the results here http://manchesterfamilyhist.proboards.com/thread/2859/operative-wholesale-society-memorial-building?page=1&scrollTo=15481 (http://manchesterfamilyhist.proboards.com/thread/2859/operative-wholesale-society-memorial-building?page=1&scrollTo=15481). 

I'll Post some photos received from Ralph of GWF fame.
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on December 29, 2015, 02:52:06 PM
Photos
General View
Central Panels
Manchester Panels
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: mack on December 29, 2015, 07:41:48 PM
tim.
if you type in CWS on the forums search engine,you will find the names of some of these men,eg 13679 a.clark.

mack ;D
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on December 29, 2015, 08:51:28 PM
Mack,
I've tried to cover the forum search for names on the Manchester list and It's been useful.  The problem is that I'm limiting myself to the Head Office roll.  A Clark is elsewhere.

T
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: mack on December 29, 2015, 09:11:42 PM
there was a contingent of men who joined the 19th manchesters in 1914 from the CWS,plus those who joined other pals battalions,all those who joined the pals battalions were given a parcel of goodies from the company,in this parcel was a grey knitted cardigan,in old photos taken during their initial training in 1914,the ones wearing grey cardigans are former employees of the CWS company.

mack ;D
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on December 31, 2015, 09:45:15 AM
BUSHELL C

Best guess C Bushell Gorre British and Indian Cemetery (also Tyldesley Cenotaph) Private 18541, 1st/10th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 11 December 1917 Husband of Mrs. H. Bushell, of 57, Romney St., Pendleton, Manchester.
Name: Charles Bushell Residence: Pendleton, Lancs Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Mining Engineer underground- Farnsworth in 1911
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: mack on January 01, 2016, 10:52:36 AM
BUSHELL C

Best guess C Bushell Gorre British and Indian Cemetery (also Tyldesley Cenotaph) Private 18541, 1st/10th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 11 December 1917 Husband of Mrs. H. Bushell, of 57, Romney St., Pendleton, Manchester.
Name: Charles Bushell Residence: Pendleton, Lancs Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Mining Engineer underground- Farnsworth in 1911

you guessed right.

he was educated at st.johns school farnworth,he then began work at foggs colliery and later worked as a packer for the CWS at their drapery warehouse,he was wounded at the battle of arras and spent 6 months in hospital in England,he was killed in a german gas attack near Givenchy on 11th December 1917,aged 31
he lived at 29 oak st,moses gate farnworth but had moved to Pendleton by the time he enlisted

mack ;D
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: mack on January 01, 2016, 01:02:07 PM
the j.jones on the Manchester CWS roll was.

1838 james jones.14 grange rd,sale
killed 2-6-15 in ardwick line at Gallipoli while on trench improvements,aged 24
drapery dept CWS

mack ;D
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: mack on January 01, 2016, 01:24:46 PM
Charlie,
There are 132 names of men who were killed from the Manchester Office and @ 600 (Guess) in total. 

Philip,

The Manchester Head Office names are listed here http://www.mlfhs.org.uk/data/war_memorials_images.php?memorial=97 (http://www.mlfhs.org.uk/data/war_memorials_images.php?memorial=97).  Many relate to the CWS Roll of Honour, but not all for some reason.  The other Memorial I've used for reference for 1914-16 losses is @ 300 names here http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8393 (http://www.newmp.org.uk/detail.php?contentId=8393)

Both,

I'm trying to identify the names in the Head Office List.  Census records have helped + press reports and other Memorial sites - particularly SWARM.  Because the results span numerous Corps / Regiments, I've posted the results here http://manchesterfamilyhist.proboards.com/thread/2859/operative-wholesale-society-memorial-building?page=1&scrollTo=15481 (http://manchesterfamilyhist.proboards.com/thread/2859/operative-wholesale-society-memorial-building?page=1&scrollTo=15481). 

I'll Post some photos received from Ralph of GWF fame.
there seems to be some missing from the Manchester roll.
pte 2365 Arthur Heywood,9 rosamond st,chorlton on medlock was a printer at the CWS print works at longsight,killed at Gallipoli on 4-6-15,aged 20.1/5th manchesters

mack ;D
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on January 01, 2016, 02:29:05 PM
Hi Mack,

Thanks for the data on my uncertain names.

I'm limiting myself to the Head Office. The Memorial also has Longsight, Crumpsall, Broughton and Irlam Rolls. A Heywood is on the Heywood Printing Works List.  I'll upload some close up photos with some 'local' Rolls Showing.  I reckon Pete will have Irlam Soap covered.
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on January 01, 2016, 03:42:10 PM
DIGNAN J P

No confirmation of CWS link. Joseph Patrick Dignan Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery Second Lieutenant 4th Bn., Connaught Rangers who died on 16 October 1916 Age 27 [Born Q1 1889 Roscommon]. Son of Charles Coleman Dignan and Angeline Victoria Dignan, of Ballinagard, Roscommon.
Regiment: Connaught Rangers Battalion: 4th Battalion Type of Casualty: Killed in action Comments: Att 8/R Innis Fusr [MIC also specifies 8th Bttn RIF]
Enlisted 11524 19th Bttn Manchester Regiment 12/9/1914.  Trained with II Pln, A Coy.  Clerk aged 25y 6m. Hospital at Belton Park for 5 days in May 1915 with German Measles. Discharged from Belton Park, 4th [City] Bttn to Commission 22/5/1915.  Included on CWS Roll in Book of Honour. Preeviously Bank of Ireland employee. "Joseph Patrick sadly met his end on 16th October aged 28, taking part [Shot in Head] in a night patrol." ? Credit Paul Malpas
? Ireland - Our Heroes  "...joined the Manchester Regiment as a private. He was promoted to the rank of Second Lieutenant in the Connaught Rangers. During his service in France he took part in many big engagements, and was attached to the 5th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. He was educated at St. Bede's College, Manchester." Commemorated ? St Bede's School Memorial with his brother ? Albert Guy Dignan.  Third brother ? Cecil Dignan died in the the 2nd World War having been 2/Lt in South Irish Horse in WWI.


Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on January 01, 2016, 03:44:23 PM
GERMAN A

Probably Arthur Kenneth German
Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No.2
Private
8149, 1st/6th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 16 May 1918 Age 22
Son of George and Hannah Mary German, of 411, Rochdale Rd., Manchester.
Birth Place: Harpurhey, Manchester Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester
Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Apprentice in Drapers Warehouse in 1911. Died 3rd Canadian Stationary Hospital

HOLLIS T E

Probably Thomas Edward Hollis
Tyne Cot Memorial
Serjeant
275680, "A" Coy. 2nd/7th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 08 October 1917 Age 38
Husband of Emily Hollis, of 5, Rosford Avenue, Rusholme, Manchester.
Birth Place: Broughton, Manchester Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester
Rank: Sergeant Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Drapery warehouseman in 1911 resident 39 Arnside St Rusholme with wife and son Charles Sydney.

LOCKER F

Possibly Name: Frederick Locker Birth Place: Manchester Death Date: 13 Nov 1916 Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester Rank: Private Regiment: Manchester Regiment Battalion: 12th Battalion Regimental Number: 28868 Type of Casualty: Killed in action - Death presumed.
Born 8/2/1887 Wife Margaret (nee Knox) received Effects. Wine & Spirit Merchant in 1911 resident 16 Stockton M Chorlton On Medlock.  Married Q4 1915.
NB Joseph Locker (poss cousin) worked at Broughton and is the chap who may be a non-commemoration.  Will report further when DC arrives.

MILLHOUSE C

Charles Millhouse
Tyne Cot Memorial
Lance Corporal
52130, 19th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment) who died on 29 April 1918 Age 23
Son of John and Mary Millhouse, of 11, North Lonsdale St., Stretford, Manchester.
Birth Place: Lincoln Residence: Manchester Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Killed in action Formerly 2708, Manchester Regiment (no known overseas Service)
Father received Effects. CWS Commercial Clerk in 1911. Charles William G Millhouse.  Commemorated  St. Peter's (Gorse Hill) Gorse Hill School Gorse Hill Methodist Church (Stretford) Stretford Borough Memorial Book Younger brother killed in air crash 29/11/1918.

Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on January 01, 2016, 07:21:33 PM
MILLIGAN A J

Bertrancourt Military Cemetery Private275887, 1st/7th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 26 June 1918 Age 30
Son of Samuel and Sarah Milligan.
Name: Arthur James Milligan Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Jewellery salesman in 1911 resident 74 Harbour Lane Milnrow with father who was Grocery manager for CWS. Widow Alice (nee Oldham) received Effects - married 5/12/1917, 22 Moreton Avenue Stretford. (Salesman 74 Harbour Lane, Milnrow). Born 11/10/1887. Short number 3167. Egypt 18/8/1915. Wounded Gallipoli 11th Bttn Dec 1915. Home to Hospital in Chichester. Rochdale Observer 11/12/1915.

PEDLEY J W

Probably John Wilfred Pedley Derry House Cemetery No.2 Private 11628, "A" Coy. 19th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 09 October 1917 Age 21 Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Pedley, of 104, Church Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester. Native of Haworth, Keighley.
Birth Place: Howarth, Keighley Yorks Residence: Harpurhey, Manchester Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Killed in action
MEN 22/10/1917 Killed by a Shell. Born Q1 1896. 104 Church Lane, Harpurhey in 1911 furnishing smallwares errand boy. Salesman aged 19y 7m when he enlisted in 4th City (19th) Bttn. 7/9/1914. France 7/11/1914 on SS Alexandria. Various punishments FP1 in 1916. Influenza Nov 1916. Conjunctivitis Jan 1917. Laryngitis Feb 1917. Leave 12/7/1917. Punished for returning late. 2/10/1917 Late on Parade.

PONTING E F
Probably Edward Frank Ponting Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy Second Lieutenant 21st Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 05 October 1918 Age 29 Son of Edward and Ellen Ponting, of Trowbridge, Wilts; husband of Eva Frances Talmage Ponting, of Box,Chippenham. Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Birth Date: 13 Oct 1887 Birth Place: Melksham, Wilts Marriage Date: 25 Aug 1913 Marriage Place: Box
Enlistment Royal Garrison Artillery 29 May 1916 Commissioned 28/8/1917.  Italy Dec 1917. France Sept 1918. Death Date: 5 Oct 1918 leading his Platoon in attack on Beaurevoir Father: Edward Ponting Mother: Ellen Gore Spouse: Eva Frances Street. Daughter born 19/5/1914. Secretary of Salford Rifle Club.

SUMNER J E

Possibly Sumner J.E. Manchester Office 18th Manchester Regt. Private Killed in action
John Edward Sumner Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension Private 9934, 18th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 28 January 1916 Age 22 Son of Margaret Jane Sellers (formerly Sumner), of Kell House, Brigsteer, Kendal, Westmorland, and the late Edward Sumner. Native of Longridge, Preston.
Birth Place: Dilworth, Preston, Lancs Residence: Kendal, Westmorland Death Date: 28 Jan 1916 Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester Rank: Private Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Clerk aged 21y 6m when he enlisted in Manchester on 4/9/1914.  Arrived France 8 or 18/11/1915.
Left Effects to mother and sister Margaret. He had 5 sisters and 1 brother. Clerk resident Longridge in 1911.


Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on January 01, 2016, 07:49:23 PM
TAYLOR S E

Probably Samuel Ernest Taylor Tyne Cot Cemetery Private 38500, 17th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 03 December 1917 Age 34 Son of Henry and Mary Ann Taylor, of Oldham; husband of Sarah Annie Taylor, of 55, Mayfield Rd., Oldham.
Birth Place: Oldham, Lancs Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Oldham Regimental Number: 38500
Type of Casualty: Killed in action.
Married Sarah Annie Daltry 25/11/1910. Born Q4 1883. Furniture salesman in 1911.

TURNER A M
Probably Abraham Mills Turner
Belle Vue British Cemetery, Briastre
Private
63605, 1st/5th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 20 October 1918 Age 19
Son of John William and Mary Ellen Turner, of 10, Strawberry Rd., Broad St., Pendleton, Manchester.
School Pupil in 1911.

WITHINGTON W H
Probably William Henry Withington Pozieres Memorial Private 17269, 16th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 21 March 1918 Age 32 Husband of Emma Withington [m1908  Bucklow nee Yarwood], of 46, Islington St., Altrincham, Cheshire. 28 Carsbrook Street, Harpurhey in 1911 & 1918.
Birth Place: Miles Platting, Manchester Residence: Altincham, Cheshire Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Killed in action [Death Presumed].  Enlisted in 20th Bttn.  Also served in 3rd, 24th, & 26th Bttns. Furniture Warehouseman in 1911. Born 21/10/1885.
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour

WHITTLE W

Probably William Whittle Erquelinnes Communal Cemetery Lance Corporal 8975, 17th Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 26 October 1918 Age 27 Son of William and Ann Whittle, of Manchester; husband of Ethel Whittle, of "Westleigh," Hazelbadge Rd., Poynton, Cheshire. Birth Place: St. Helens, Lancs
Residence: Moston, Manchester Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Manchester Rank: L Corporal Regiment: Manchester Regiment Battalion: 17th Battalion
Regimental Number: 8975 Type of Casualty: Died  XII Pln, C Coy.
Soldiers Effects Specifies William died in a Hospital at Jeumont as a Prisoner of War.  Red Cross Records show he had been captured at Hollebeck on 26/4/1918 still in C Coy. Born St Helens 25/6/1891. Next of Kin Mrs Whittle at 125 Lightbound Road, Moston. In 1911 he was working with his sister as a grocery packer with his sister, resident 396 Moston Lane Moston Manchester. Married Ethel Morrison at Blackley, Holy Trinity on 7/1/1918. ICRC Records show Mrs Whittle resident 125 Lightbound Road, Moston.  He had been captured at Hollebeck on 26/4/1918.



That's all folks...
Happy New Year

Edit to add William Whittle
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on January 03, 2016, 10:03:24 AM
WOOD H

This chap trained with II Coy of 18th Bttn and his number is also 18th sequence.  The Drysaltery Works Roll shows him as 18th Bttn, but CWGC have 21st.  SWARM has an extensive Obit but no Bttn mentioned.  Does anyone know?  Here's my latest-

Wood H. Manchester Office 18th Manchester Regt. Private Died of wounds
Harry Wood Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L'abbe Private 9950, 21st Bn., Manchester Regiment who died on 08 September 1916 Age 30 Son of William and Elizabeth Wood, of 12, Ashbourne Rd., Eccles, Manchester; husband of Mary Ellen Wood, of 33, Lansdowne Rd., Monton, Eccles.
Birth Place: Eccles, Manchester Residence: Wrexham Death Location: France & Flanders Enlistment Location: Manchester Type of Casualty: Died of wounds
Harry worked as a clerk in the CWS furnishing Dept before attesting on the 04 September 1914 aged 28. To France 8/11/1915. He had three children Evelyne, Gladys and Mabel.  Photo and Obit on SWARM
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: mack on January 03, 2016, 12:01:11 PM
harry was posted to the 21st manchesters on 30th july 1916 after a spell in hospital with debility,he was wounded in the right thigh on 5th september[gsw].he died in the 38th casualty clearing station on 8th September aged 29.

mack ;D
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: mack on January 03, 2016, 12:27:18 PM
hiya tim.
theres no point in posting connections to the Manchester+salford family history forum,non of the admin or moderators are allowed access to this site due to the owner of the site being barred from our forum for being a trouble maker,so we are unable to see any links you post.

mack ;D
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on January 03, 2016, 05:49:16 PM
Harry Wood

Thanks for the info Mack.  I also need to transcribe the text from Garry's post on SWARM.  Harry had been hospitilised with trench fever for about three months.

 http://salfordwarmemorials.proboards.com/search/results?captcha_id=captcha_search&what_exact_phrase=Harry+Wood&who_only_made_by=0&display_as=0&search=Search (http://salfordwarmemorials.proboards.com/search/results?captcha_id=captcha_search&what_exact_phrase=Harry+Wood&who_only_made_by=0&display_as=0&search=Search)

Comments noted on other forum.

T
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: mack on January 03, 2016, 08:42:08 PM
harry was admitted to the 96th field ambulance on 25th april 1916,he went through 54th and 39th field ambulances and the 9th gen hospital at havre,then to 8th gen hospital before being discharged from the convalescent depot on 30th july when he was posted to 21st manchesters he joined them in the field the following day.

mack ;D
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: mack on January 05, 2016, 10:14:33 AM
275655 CSM Herbert,richard bannister.46 pleasant rd,eccles
killed 21st march 1918
2/7th manchesters
order clerk in the grocery dept
aged 29

pte 9823 Harold,parkinson bannister,44 pleasant rd,eccles[lodged with mrs tonge]enlisted with her two sons
killed 1st july 1916
18th manchesters.
clerk CWS balloon st.
aged 21

both men are commemorated on st.andrews church memorial eccles and eccles weslyan church+school roll

they were cousins

mack ;D
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on January 06, 2016, 07:18:19 AM
Thanks Mack,

I had omitted these men from the thread due to its changing nature.

T
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: mack on January 06, 2016, 09:06:07 AM
Thanks Mack,

I had omitted these men from the thread due to its changing nature.

T
changing nature,I don't understand tim,were you having doubts with their identities.

mack ;D
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on January 06, 2016, 10:02:12 AM
Sorry to be confused.  I initially started posting men that were not confirmed as CWS employees.  I then put 'all' of the possible / certain Manchester Regiment men in, without checking back on the beginning of the alphabet.
Title: Re: CWS Memorial, Old Bank Building. Manchester Staff
Post by: Tim Bell on January 06, 2016, 06:12:12 PM
Merged on New Combined thread http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=8723.msg57554#msg57554 (http://themanchesters.org/forum/index.php?topic=8723.msg57554#msg57554)

Please post comments there.