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OSWALD ADSHEAD

Private, 16988. 11 th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action, 18 October 1915. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Hyde. Buried in Rifle House Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

Presumed to be the O Adshead commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial

CYRIL AINSWORTH

Guardsman, 16175. Scots Guards. Killed in action, 30 March 1918. Born and lived: Wilmslow. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France.

Commemorated on the Wilmslow War Memorial and the Memorial at St Bartholomew’s Church.

ALBERT ALDCROFT

Private, 10351. 1 st Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died, 10 April 1915. Born and lived: Northenden. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Charles & Martha Aldcroft, 2 Kingsley Road, Northenden. Buried in Longueness Cemetery, St Omer, Pas de Calais, France.

Commemorated on the War Memorial at St Wilfrids Church, Northenden and the village War Memorial.

JOHN HARRY ALDCROFT

Gunner, 148412. 276 th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 21 October 1917. Born: Ashton on Mersey. Lived: Didsbury. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Arthur & Mrs Aldrcroft, 34 Cross Street, Didsbury. Husband of Florence Bateman (formerly Aldcroft), 23 Vickers Grove, West Gorton. Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium

ERNEST DEARNALY ALLANSON

Private, 22149. 7 th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action, 2 April 1917, aged 25. Born and lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Ellen, 42 Station Road, Reddish. Buried in Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.

THOMAS ALLCOCK

Served under an alias – see Thomas Harrison

TOM ALLCOCK

Corporal, 1443. 1/6 th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 1 July 1916, aged 25. Born: Chapel-en-le-Frith. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Dove Holes. Son of William & Mary of Dove Holes. Husband of Louie, 4 New Street, Stockport. Buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Commemorated on the Dove Holes War Memorial.

BENJAMIN SEYMOUR ALLEN Private, 78203. “B” Company, 2/7 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born: Heaton Norris. Lived: Oldham. Enlisted: Grantham. Son of Mrs Millicent Allen, 18 Dickens Street, Oldham. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

EDWIN ALLEN

Private, 25153. 2 nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action, 3 October 1915. Born: Wilmslow. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

FRED ALLEN

Private, 41696. 10 th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action, 21 June 1917, aged 41. Born: Macclesfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Lily. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

FRED ALLEN M.M.

Private, 46814. 61 st Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (formerly 3231 Cheshire Regiment). Died of wounds 25 October 1918, aged 27. Born: Woodford. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Sarah Jane, 139 Hulme Hall Road, Cheadle Hulme. Buried in Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Awarded the Military Medal – date unknown.

HARRY ALLEN

Lance Sergeant, G/252. 16 th Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916, aged 37. Born: Cheadle. Lived: Tottenham. Enlisted: Islington. Son of Samuel. Husband of Sarah Ann, 2 South Grove, Tottenham. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

HENRY SEYMOUR ALLEN

Private, 376336, 1/0 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 11 April 1918, aged 25. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Oldham. Son of Henry William Allen & Millicent Allen of Stockport. Husband of Lucy, 46 Colwyn Street, Oldham. Buried in Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

JOHN ALLEN

Private, 2645. 2 nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 17 April 1915. Born: Hyde. Lived: Marple. Enlisted: Merthyr. Buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium.

ROBERT ALLEN

Private, 13410. Cheshire Regiment. Date of death (cause unknown): 31 July 1917, aged 37. Born: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Mary. Husband of Amy, 6 Cecil Street, Edgeley. Buried in Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport.

WILLIAM ALLEN

Private, 52120. 51 st Stationery Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 30 September 1918, aged 23. Born: Draycott, Derby. Enlisted: Derby. Son of Thomas & Mary of Stockport. Buried in Stagliono Cemetery, Genoa, Italy.

WILLIAM J ALLEN

Private, 23750. “C” Company, 2 nd Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Date of death (cause unknown): 10 October 1917. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth of Chester. Husband of S E Allen, 76 Lyme Grove, Stockport. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

ARTHUR STURTON ALLSOP

Private, 26431. 6 th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (formerly 4414, Cheshire Regiment). Died of wounds 27 August 1917, aged 21. Born: Cheadle Heath. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of W Allsop, Eaton Villa, Matlock Bath. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery. Pas de Calais, France.

ALFRED ALLWOOD

Private, 2365. 1/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 14 June 1915, aged 25. Born: Reddish. Enlisted: Salford. Husband of Margaret, 11 Lord Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

THOMAS ANDREW

Gunner, 168125. “C” Battery, 59 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 9 June 1918. Lived: Salford. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

GEORGE ANKERS

Private, 243646. 11 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 11 June 1918, aged 36. Born: Hazel Grove. Enlisted: Macclesfield. Son of James Harry and Annie Maria Ankers, 13 Jackson Lane, Bollington, Cheshire. Commemorated on Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Commemorated on the Bollington War Memorial.

JOHN APPLEBY

Private 70734. 1/7 th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 6 November 1917. Born: Beswick, Manchester. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Hyde. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.

FREDERICK ARCHER

Gunner, 8562. 155 th East Cheshire Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25 October 1916. Born: Yarmouth. Lived Great Grimsby. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

JOHN ELLIS ARDEN

Private, 29603. 2/7 th Battalion. Royal Warwickshire Regiment (formerly 39367 South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 7 August 1918, aged 20. Born and lived: Disley. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William and Mrs A E Arden of Disley. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, Nord, France.

Commemorated on the Disley War Memorial where the spelling of the surname is Ardern.

JOSEPH ARMITAGE

Sapper, 146183. 95 th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 1 October 1917, aged 24. Born: Poynton. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Annie of Poynton. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.

Presumed to be the Joseph Armitage commemorated on the Poynton War Memorial

WILLIAM ARMSTRONG

Private, 48749. 19 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 June 1917, aged 27. Son of James & Martha , “Hollies”, Buxton Road, Hazel Grove. Husband of Edith of Ancoats, Manchester. Buried in Perth ( China Wall) Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium.

HERBERT ARNOLD

Private, 45543. 6 th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 1 October 1918, aged 23. Born: Hazel Grove. Enlisted: Barnsley. Son of Harry & Ellen, 36 Silver Street, Dodworth, Barnsley. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France.

JAMES ARNOLD

Private, 39198. 13 th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 23 August 1918. Born and enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GEORGE ASHLEY

Private, 14956. 7 th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds 10 March 1916, aged 26. Born: South Kelsey, Lincolnshire. Lived: Broughton, Lincolnshire. Enlisted: Lincoln. Son of Sophia, 4 Clarendon Street, Heaton Norris. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

JOHN CLOUGH ASHLEY

Driver, 735778. “B” Battery, 250 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3 January 1918, aged 21. Born: Macclesfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Josiah & Elizabeth, 1 St Georges Place, Macclesfield. Buried in Vlamertinghe Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Presumed to be the J C Ashley commemorated on three war memorials in the Macclesfield area.

JAMES WILLIAM ASHPITAL

Private, 50037. 13 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 15 June 1917, aged 19. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of John & Isabella, 18 Ellesmere Avenue, Marple. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Possibly the James William Ashpital commemorated on the Northenden War Memorial and the one at St Wilfrid’s Parish Church.

JEREMIAH ASHTON

Private, 55827. 22 nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (previously 8/14221, Leicestershire Regiment). Date of death (cause unknown): 16 May 1918. Husband of Selina, 57 School Street, Stockport. Buried in Cheadle & Gatley Cemetery.

JOHN ASHTON

Private, 41946. 8 th Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers (previously 3 rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment). Killed in action 5 August 1917, aged 19. Born, lived and enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mrs Sarah Ashton, 51 School Street, Cheadle Heath. Commemorated on Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Enlisted on 3 April 1917 and went overseas on 27 June at which point he was transferred to the Inniskillings. Two older brothers serving – one on France, the other in India. His “sweetheart” was May (surname unknown).

JOHN WILLIAM ASHTON

Private, 18715. 20 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916, aged 21. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Son of Samuel & Fanny, 106 Prince’s Street, Stockport. Buried in Dantzig Alley Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France.

RAYMOND ASHTON

Private, 49878. 9 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment (formerly 28628, Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 11 August 1918. Born: Reddish. Lived: Dobcross, Oldham. Enlisted: Halifax. Son of Joseph & Elizabeth, Brown Rough Farm, Standedge, Dobcross. Buried in Anzin-St Aubin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

THOMAS ASHTON

Corporal, M2/049868. Base Mechanical Transport Deport, Army Service Corps, attached to 2nd (Highland) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 24 April 1917. Born: Davenham, Cheshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Annie, 32 Firth Fields, Davenham. Buried at St Nicholas British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Commemorated on the Davenham War Memorial.

THOMAS ASHTON

Rifleman, R/13559. 11 th Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 4 April 1917. Born: Stockport, Lived: Oldham, Enlisted: Royton. Buried at Bancourt Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

WILLIAM ASHWORTH

Private, 44924. 1/5th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly 440, Army Cyclists Corps). Died 31 October 1917. Born: Bradford, Yorkshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium

ARTHUR ASPINALL

Private, 281862. 2/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 27 March 1917, aged 19. Born: Blackburn. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Bury. Son of W T & Hannah Aspinall, Chester Road, Hazel Grove. Buried at Gorre British & Indian Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

JOHN ARTHUR ASPINALL

Lance Corporal, 16760. 6th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds, 4 September 1915. Born: Toxteth, Liverpool. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on Helles Memoria, Turkey.

JOEL ASTINGTON

Aircraftman 2nd Class (Fitter), 156409. Royal Air Force. Died 23 October 1919, aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Joel A Astington, 35 Regent Road, Stockport. Buried at Stockport Borough Cemetery.

Joel Astington was only included in the nationís Debt of Honour Register in 2008, following the submission of information by this website to the Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Click here for further information.

HERBERT SELWYN ASTON M.C.

Major. 4 th Battalion, Highland Light Infantry (attached to 9 th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps). Died of wounds 13 July 1918, aged 26. Son of Arthur & Ellen, “Ettrick Dale”, Davenport Park, Stockport. Buried in Caestre Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

Awarded the Military Cross in 1918. The citation published in the London Gazette on 13 September 1918 reads “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. This officer commanded a company with energy and dash throughout more than three weeks fighting. Notably on one occasion, when he suddenly found that the enemy had broken through and practically surrounded his headquarters. He collected various details around with rifles and revolvers and fought his way out, inflicting many casualties and only losing three men. He then organised another position for defence, seeing to everything himself under heavy fire.”

Commemorated on the War Memorial at St George’s Church, Stockport.

JOHN HENRY ATKIN

Private, 55558. 14th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 27 August 1917. Born: York. Enlisted, Stockport. Commemorated on Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

 
   
   
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