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GEORGE ROBERT BADLEY

Lance Corporal, 41225. 21 st Battalion, Manchester Regiment (formerly 28912, South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 24 October 1917, aged 35. Born: Ardwick. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Gertrude, 144 Queen’s Road, Gorton. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

HAROLD BAGNALL

Private, 4331. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 2 September 1916, aged 27. Born: Poynton. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Sabella Bagnall of Poynton. Husband of Ada, 18 Mount Vernon, Poynton. Buried in Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France .

Commemorated on the Poynton War Memorial, where his name is understood to be spelt Bagnell.

HENRY BAILES

Private, 16296. 12 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 19 September 1918, aged 30. Born: Levenshulme. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Mary, 7 Derby Road, Ashton-on-Mersey. Buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece.

Commemorated on the Sale War Memorial.

ALFRED BAILEY

Private, 3329. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 August 1916, aged 26. Born: Macclesfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr & Mrs J Bailey, 58 King Edward Street, Macclesfield. Buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France.

Possibly the A Bailey commemorated on two memorials in the Macclesfield area.

ALLEN BAILEY

Private, 33861. 57 th Company Labour Corps (formerly 3771, 18 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment and 37565, South Wales Borderers). Died of wounds 31 January 1918, aged 23. Lived: Woodford. Enlisted: Stockport. Brother of J W Bailey, Spite Hollins, Chapel-en-le-Frith. Buried in Fins New British Cemetery, Sorel-le-Grand, Somme, France.

ARTHUR BAILEY

Private, 11056. 18 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born: Wilmslow. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Possibly Arthur Bailey, serving with the Manchester Regiment, commemorated on the Memorial at St Bartholomew’s Church, Wilmslow.

HARRY BAILEY

Private, 27034. 1 st Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 20 November 1917. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Lived: Wilmslow. Buried in Ribecourt British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Possibly the H Bailey commememorated on the Wilmslow War Memorial and/or the Harry Bailey commemorated on the Memorial at St Bartholomew’s Church, Wilmlsow.

HERBERT BAILEY

Gunner, 150456. 202 nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 19 January 1918, aged 32. Born & enlisted: Congleton. Lived: Northwich.

Son of Herbert & Jane of Congleton. Husband of Lucy, 13 Sheffield Street, Heaton Norris. Buried in Arneke British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Possibly the Herbert Bailey commemorated on the Congleton War Memorial.

SYDNEY BAKER

Lance Corporal, 26918. 20 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 4 September 1916. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

ARTHUR BALDWIN

Corporal, 12006. 19 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916, aged 25. Born: Reddish. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Mrs Anne Beatrice Baldwin, 49 Hope Road, Sale, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Possibly the A Baldwin commemorated on the Sale War Memorial.

ERIC VICTOR BALFE

Private, PS/8945. 2 nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born: Stockport. Lived and enlisted: Rochdale. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JAMES WILLIAM BALL

Private, 39547. 1 st Battalion, Hertfordshire Regiment (formerly M/224982, Royal Army Service Corps). Killed in action 4 September 1918, 24. Born: Stockport. Lived: Leek, Staffordshire. Enlisted: Chiswick. Son of Mrs Clara Ball, 20 Langford Street, Leek. Buried in Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

JOSEPH BALL

Corporal, 265823. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917, aged 22. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Harriett Alice Ball. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

FREDERICK BAMFORD

Private, 24185. 15 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born: Chapel en le Frith. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Son of Mr J T Bamford, Bungalow Tunstead, Whaley Bridge. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

ARTHUR BAND

Lance Corporal, 281931. 2/7 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Bury. Buried Unicorn Cemetery, Vend’ Huile, Aisne, France.

HARRY BAND

Private, 58216. 15 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born: Disley. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Commemorated on the Disley War Memorial.

ALFRED BANKS

Private, 266006. 1/6 th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 1 November 1918. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Skipton. Buried in Maing Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

WILLIAM BANKS

Driver, 735701. 265 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 6 November 1917, aged 25. Born: Millbrook, Stalybridge. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Jane Elizabeth Banks, 43 Grafton Street, Millbrook, Stalybridge. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.

Commemorated on the Stalybridge War Memorial.

ALBERT BANNISTER

Private, 14855. “C” Company,2 nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 3 May 1917, aged 32. Born: Stockport. Lived: Oldham. Enlisted: Rochdale. Husband of Sarah Jane, 53 Sholver Fold, Oldham. Buried Brown’s Copse Cemetery, Roeux, Pas de Calais, France.

WILLIAM BANNISTER

Private, 8437. 1 st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 4 June 1915. Born: Stockport. Lived: Oldham. Enlisted: Bury. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

ARTHUR BARBER

Private, 7250. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 1 January 1915, aged 29. Born: Ancoats. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr I Barber and Mrs H Barber. Husband of Lottie Lee (formerly Barber), 9 Newbridge Lane, Stockport. Buried in Cabaret- Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais.

HERBERT BARBER

Private, 30037. 1 st Battalion, East Surrey Regiment (formerly 62270, Royal Flying Corps). Killed in action, 23 August 1918, aged 31. Born & lived: Manchester. Enlisted: South Farnborough, Kent. Husband of Mabel, 1A Burnfield Road, Reddish. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

JOHN BARBER

Private, 1776. 1/6 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 4 August 1915, aged 18. Born: New Mills, Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Whaley Bridge. Son of John & Sarah, 89 Bate Mill Row, Birch Vale, Nr Stockport. Buried at Maple Copse Cemetery, Zillebeke, Belgium. His grave was one of a number destroyed by shellfire during the War and he is now commemorated on a special Memorial in the Cemetery.

Possibly the J Barber commemorated on the New Mills War Memorial.

JOSEPH BARBER

Lance Corporal, 12793. 9 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 9 August 1915. Born: Marple. Lived: Rowsley, Derbyshire. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

WILFRED BARBER

Corporal, 1326. 6 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment. Died of wounds 7 July 1915, AGED 20. Born: Stockport. Lived: Rock Ferry. Enlisted: Liverpool. Son of Charles & Sarah of Rock Ferry. Buried in Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke, Belgium.

WILLIAM HENSHAW BARBER

Private, 2454. 1/8 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 13 August 1915, aged 34. Born: Marple. Enlisted: Salford. Son of Henshaw & Mary Barber. Husband of Sarah Hindley (formerly Barber), 312 Ashton Old Road, Hyde. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

SAMUEL BARBOUR

Private, 2000. 5 th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died of wounds 6 February 1916. Born: Stockport. Lived: Whitehaven. Enlisted: Workington. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.

JOB BARDSLEY

Private, 300666. 712 th Company, Labour Corps (formerly 23342, Army Service Corps). Died 15 February 1918, aged 53. Born: Levenshulme, Manchester. Lived: Doncaster. Enlisted: London. Son of James & Mary of Heaton Mersey. Buried in Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France.

JONATHAN BARDSLEY

Private, 487363. Base Depot, Labour Corps (formerly 26497, 2 nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment). Died 1 August 1918. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Bralo British Cemetery, Greece.

DANIEL BARLOW

Private, 3705. 5 th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Date of death (presumed killed in action), 25 July 1916, aged 43. Born: Reddish. Son of Daniel & Mary. Husband of Martha, 30 Hurst Street, Reddish. Commemorated on the Villers-Brettoneaux Memorial, Somme, France.

HERBERT BARLOW

Private, 24109. 1 st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 24 December 1918. Born and lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Swansea. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

JOHN HENRY BARLOW

Company Sergeant Major, 8918. 2 nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 October 1915. Born: Handforth. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

HENRY BARNETT

Lance Corporal, 3264. “Y” Company, 9 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 August 1915, aged 18. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of John & Elizabeth. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

HAROLD BARNFIELD

Private, 57102. 1/5 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 30 October 1918, aged 20. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

JOHN BARRETT

Gunner, 67267. “B” Battery, 110 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Chester. Buried in Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

ALBERT BARTLETT

Private, 20274. 1 st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 18 May 1915. Born: Oldham. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Bury. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

ROBERT BARTON

Lance Sergeant, 19475. 4 th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds as a prisoner of war, 13 May 1918, aged 26. Born: Marple. Enlisted: Hyde.

Son of Robert & Betty, 9 Hall Street, Hyde. Buried Berlin South Western Cemetery, Germany.

Presumably the Robert Barton commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

J N BATEMAN

Aircraftman 2 nd Class, 303627. 73 rd Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died (pneumonia) 14 February 1919. Son of John William Bateman and Annie Bateman of Gorton. Husband of Maud, 1 Larnsdale Road, Reddish. Buried in Charleroi Communal Cemetery, Belgium

JOHN PERCY BATEY D.C.M.

Company Sergeant Major, 106517. No. 3 Special Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 9 April 1918, aged 29. Lived: Weybridge. Enlisted: London. Youngest son of Robert & Georgina, 221 Edgeley Road, Stockport. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

 

Educated at Manchester Municipal Technical School and, subsequently, Manchester School of Technology where he was awarded a B.Sc in 1908, aged 19. Awarded M.Sc in 1909 and later became a Fellow of the Chemical Society. Enlisted into the Royal Fusiliers in January 1915 and was later transferred to the Chemical Corps of the Royal Engineers. Went overseas in August 1915. Promoted to Company Sergeant Major in September 1916, Awarded Belgian Croix de Guerre in 1917.

Awarded Distinguished Conduct Medal. Citation published in the London Gazette on 3 June 1918: “He volunteered on no less than 11 occasions in one month to conduct parties carrying rations and supplies over a very much exposed area that was being heavily shelled by the enemy to give emplacements to the front line. The fine example of courage and devotion to duty of this warrant officer had an excellent effect on the NCOs and men of his Company.”

Commemorated on the War Memorials at Manchester University and that of the Manchester Technical School at UMIST.

TOM BATTY

Private, 235263. 1/4 th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (formerly 5662, Cheshire Regiment). Died of wounds 20 September 1917, aged 26. Born: Accrington. Lived: Burnley. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Ada, Rose Grove, Burnley. Buried in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3, Ieper, Belgium.

VERNON WILLIAM LOUNDEN BAYLEY

Private, 49826. 8 th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, Killed in action 3 May 1917, aged 36. Born: Sale. Lived: Bramhall. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of William & Elizabeth, Park Hill, Woodford Road, Bramhall. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais.

His brother, Bertram, died just two days later. He is commemorated on the Bramhall War Memorial. It is not known why Mr & Mrs Bayley chose to include one son but not the other.

JOSEPH BEARD

Private, 45701. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (formerly 16626, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers). Killed in action 31 July 1917, aged 31. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Son of John & Mary. Husband of Margaret, 67 Sheffield Street, Heaton Norris. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

JOSEPH T BEARD

Private, 33870. Labour Corps (formerly 37697. 18 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment). Date of death (cause unknown) 1 August 1921, aged 25. Born: Stockport. Buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

ALBERT NEVILLE BEATTY

Private, 163146. 75 th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Date of death (presumed killed in action): 18 November 1916. Son of Peter & Margaret, 76 Oliver Street, Stockport.

JOSEPH BECKETT

Private, 394242. 711 th Area Employment Company,Labour Corps (formerly 29561, 13 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment). Died (Malaria) 28 September 1918, aged 33. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Son of Mr & Mrs Beckett of Stockport. Buried in Kirechkoi-Hortakoi Military Cemetery, Greece.

WILLIAM G BEESTON

Private, 53. Army Veterinary Corps. Date of death (cause unknown) 23 November 1919, aged 30. Born: Cheswardine. Son of George & Maty Ann, 164 Buxton Road, Stockport. Buried in St Swithun Churchyard, Cheswardine

GEORGE BELFIELD

Driver, T4/065185. 287 th Company, Army Service Corps, attached to 34 th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 2 August 1917. Born: Burbage, Derbyshire. Lived: Kettleshulme, Cheshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Kettleshulme War Memorial.

THOMAS BELL

Sapper, X64. South African Signal Service. Date of death (cause unknown): 5 November 1920, aged 38. Born: Stockport. Son of Mr & Mrs J Bell. Husband of Ethel, 19A Nourse Street, Johannesberg. Buried in Rebecca Street Cemetery, Pretoria,

DAVID BELLAMY

Private, G/389. 7 th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 4 August 1916. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Middlesborough. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WILLIAM ELLIS VINCENT BELLMAN

Signalman, Wales Z/309/ H.M. Trawler “Morococala”, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Died when ship hit by a mine off Queenstown, Ireland: 19 November 1917. Son of Alfred, 6 Gatley Road, Cheadle. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

HARRY BENNETT

Private, 64750. 25 th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly 41087, West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 2 November 1918. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Bakewell. Buried in Roberment Cemetery, Liege, Belgium.

HENRY YATES BENNETT

Lance Corporal, 17831. “D” Company, 13 th Battalion, Royal Scots. Died of wounds 21 October 1916, aged 31. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Son of John & Mary, 53 Carlton Terrace, Gorton. Husband of Dora, Arkwright Road, Marple. Buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester.

JAMES BENNETT

Private, 70654. 2 nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 13 October 1916, aged 27. Born: Hayfield. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Son of James & Adelaide, North View, Birch Vale, nr Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WALLACE BENNETT

Private, 94112. 12 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (formerly 2635, Royal Engineers). Killed in action 6 November 1918, aged 31. Born and lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Portsmouth. Son of Walter & Kate, 36 Rae Street, Edgeley. Buried in Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

FRANK PERCIVAL BENSON

Private, 52900. 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Born: Huddersfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Pas de Calais, France.

Possibly the F P Benson, Cheshire Regiment, commemorated on the Stalybridge War Memorial.

ARTHUR JAMES BENTLEY

Private, 44938. 16 th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly 276, Welsh Division Cyclist Company, Army Cyclist Corps). Killed in action 5 April 1917, aged 19. Born: Levenshulme. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Harold James Bentley and Emily Bentley of Manchester. Buried at Savy British Cemetery, Aisne, France.

FRANCIS HENRY BENTLEY

Acting Lance Corporal, 290718. 18 th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1918. Born: Malton, Yorkshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

JOHN HENRY BENTLEY

Guardsman, 27422. 1 st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action, 31 January 1917. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Liverpool. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

GEORGE BERESFORD ( or GEORGE BERRISFORD )

Private, 19699. 16 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 19 November 1916. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

GEORGE CHRISTOPHER BERRY

Corporal, 19062. “C” Company, 21 st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 11 October 1918, aged 20. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. The son of George & Jessie, 28 Darlington Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Buried in Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France.

HARRY BOWDEN BESWICK

Corporal, 6465. 16 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Born: Stockport. Lived: Chorlton. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JOSEPH BESWICK

Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 28984. 13 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment (formerly 8458, Lancashire Fusiliers). Killed in action 14 July 1916, aged 37. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Lived: Manchester. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Married with four children and lived at 20 Bryson Grove, Gorton, Manchester. Worked as crane driver for Armstrong & Whitworth Ltd. Had played football for Stockport County and Denton.

Army reservist called up when War was declared. Wounded in November 1914 and invalided to the UK. Then served on garrison duty in Egypt before going to France on 13 June 1916.

THOMAS BEVERLEY

Private, 405. 15 th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action 30 April 1915. Believed to be buried at or near Quinn’s Post Cemetery, “Anzac”, Gallipoli, Turkey.

Stockport Advertiser in its edition of 9 July reported the death of man stating he originated from Heaton Mersey where he had worked for Mr Linney, a local coal merchant, before emigrating to Australia about 1912.

VINCENT ROEBUCK BEVERLEY

Private, 23812. 2 nd Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 14 February 1919, aged 27. Born: Kirk Burton, Yorkshire. Enlisted: Manchester.

Son of Christopher & Lucy, 64 George’s Road, Heaton Norris. Buried in Christ Church, Heaton Norris.

JAMES BEWLEY

Driver, 705320. “B” Battery, 211st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23 September 1917, aged 23. Born: Covan. Enlisted: Manchester.

Eldest son of James & Isabella, 27 Wallwork Street, Reddish. Buried in Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Educated at North Reddish Council School and a member of its Old Scholars Association. Commemorated on the School’s War Memorial at North Reddish Junior School.

JOHN BICKERTON

Private, 696. 1 st Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action between 5 May and 8 May 1917, aged 30. Born: Stockport. Son of James & Ann. Husband of Laura, “Monaro”, Lee Street, South Kensington, New South Wales. Commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneaux Memorial, Somme, France.

Emigrated to Australia when he was 21 and worked as an accountant. Lived at the time with his wife at Beech Street, Coogee, Sydney, New South Wales. Enlisted 24 May 1916, going overseas 25 October. (Source: The AIF Project)

LIONEL BILLINGTON

Private, 53073. 2 nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment (formerly T3/024670, Army Service Corps). Died of wounds 3 April 1918, aged 24. Born: Preston. Lived: Rusholme, Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of James & Edith, Upper Brook Street, Manchester. Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

HENRY BIRCHALL

Corporal, 33065. 9 th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 22 March 1918, aged 28. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Son of Elis & Jane, 5 Carlile Street, Stockport. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GEORGE BIRKENHEAD

Sergeant, 21886. Machine Gun Corps. Date of death (cause unknown) 22 May 1921. Husband of Helen, 34 Booth Street, Shaw Heath, Stockport. Buried in Evergreens Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York, USA.

STANLEY BIRTLES

Private, 73078. 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (formerly 70984, 106th Training Reserve Battalion). Died of wounds 26 May 1918. Born & lived: Wilmslow. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France.

Believed to be the man commemorated on the War Memorial at St Batholomew’s Church, Wilmslow and the S Birtles commemorated on the Wilmslow War Memorial.

CHARLES BLACK

Private, 59340. 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 20 February 1917. Born: Edinburgh. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mrs B Black, Spring Head, Heptonstall, Hebden Bridge. Buried at Slack Baptist Cemetery, Heptonstall.

EDWARD BLACKBURN

Private, 93818. 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Died 17 May 1918. Born & enlisted: Glossop. Lived: Stockport. Buried in Mons (Bergen) Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

ARTHUR BLEASDALE

Sergeant, 11214. 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 May 1915. Born: Lostock Hall, Preston. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in La Brique Military Cemetery No. 2, Ieper, Belgium.

An army reservist with the North Lancashire Regiment but was posted to the Cheshires when War was declared. Had been working as a cotton spinner at Pear Mill. Promoted to Sergeant and went on active service at the end of 1914. Wounded at the Battale of Neuve Chapelle but returned to France in May 1915. Aged about 40. Originally posted as missing his body was later found.

FRANK BLEASE

Private, 57952. 2/8th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment (formerly 25222, Cheshire Regiment). Killed in action 19 September 1918, aged 23. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Son of Harry & Mary Ellen, 48 Dale Street South, Stockport. Buried in Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France.

THOMAS BOARDMAN

Corporal, 11093. 1st Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 November 1914, aged 34. Born: Reddish. Lived: Horwich. Enlisted: Preston. Son of John & Mrs M A Boardman of Horwich. Buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Ieper, Belgium.

WILLIAM EDWARD BOARDMAN

Lance Corporal, 58006. 227th Company, Machine Gun Corps (formerly 5189, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 16 August 1917, aged 36. Lived: Audenshaw. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Son of Joseph & Sarah of Denton. Husband of Lydia, 22A Ince Street, Heaton Norris. Believed to be buried in Artillery Wood Cemetery, Boezinge, Belgium and commemorated on a special Memorial there.

Commemorated on the Denton War Memorial.

ARTHUR WILLIAM BODDY

Private, 12180. 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916, aged 24. Born: Darwen. Lived: Romiley. Enlisted: Nelson. Son of Joshua & Ada, 19 Lyme Grove, Romiley. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

HERBERT JOHN BOLAND

Private, 9598. 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 March 1915, aged 19. Born & lived: Burton-on-Trent. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Herbert John Boland and Annie Boland of Burton-on-Trent. Buried in Vielle-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, La Couture, Pas de Calais, France.

THOMAS BOLAS

Driver, T/328772. 3rd Cavalry Reserve Park, Royal Army Service Corps. Died of wounds 9 August 1918. Born: Boyle, Roscommon. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Thomas & Mary Bridget Bolas. Buried at Longueau British Cemetery, Somme, France.

HARRY BOLD

Private, 11749. 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916, aged 25. Born: Disley. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Mr & Mrs W H Bold, Moore’s Buildings, Disley. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Commemorated on the Disley War Memorial.

HAROLD W BOLLINGTON

Private, TR/4/33898. 65th Training Reserve Battalion. Died 9 March 1917, aged 18. Eldest son of Thomas & Nancy, 1 Gorland Road, Cheadle Heath. Buried in Cheadle & Gatley Cemetery on 22 March 1917.

An active member of St Augustine’s Church where he had been a member of the choir and Boys’ Brigade. Worked as clerk for the Midland Railway Ltd at the goods station, Cheadle Heath.

Died at hospital at Kinmel Park, North Wales of pneumonia following measles. Had only been in training for two weeks.

WILLIAM BONE

Lance Corporal, 7474. 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1914, aged 28. Born: Congleton. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Mrs E M Bone, 10 Forge Terrace, Ketley, Shropshire. Buried in Cement House Cemetery, Langemark. Belgium.

Possibly the Lance Corporal William Bone commemorated on the Styal War Memorial and the W Bone commemorated at the nearby Methodist Church.

ARTHUR BOON

Gunner, 294551. 145th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 25 September 1918. Born: Bredbury. Enlisted: Hyde. Buried in Bertin court Chateau British Cemetery, Pas de Calais.

Probably the Arthur Boon commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

ARTHUR BOON

Private, 16995. 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 July 1916, aged 20. Born: Marple. Enlisted: Macclesfield. Son of Mrs H Bickerton, Windy Arbour, Siddington, Cheshire. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Commemorated on the Siddington War Memorial.

CHARLES BOOTE

Private, 9827. 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 April 1915. Born: Compstall. Enlisted: Chester. Buried in Tuileries British Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium. His grave was one of a number destroyed by later shellfire and he is now commemorated on a special memorial at the Cemetery.

ERIC BOOTH

Private, 14341. 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 9 June 1917, aged 24. Born: Cheadle. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Harry & Sarah, 43 Moorlands Road, Woodsmoor, Stockport. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

JAMES BOOTH

Private, 39287. 5th Battalion, South Wales Borderers (formerly 4185, Monmouthshire Regiment). Killed in action 6 May 1917, aged 34. Born: Poynton. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Joseph & Mary Ann Booth, 231 Newtown, Poynton. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Poynton War Memorial.

WILLIAM BOOTH

Private, 235266. 1/4th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (formerly 3456, Cheshire Regiment). Killed in action, 20 September 1917. Born & lived: Hyde. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

There are several war memorial commemorations in the Hyde area to men called William Booth. It cannot be known if this man is one of them.

ROBERT BOOTHBY

Private, 7511. 1st Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 19 December 1915. Born & lived: Macclesfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried at La Brique Military Cemetery No. 2, Ieper, Belgium.

Believed to be commemorated on three War Memorials in Macclesfield.

BERNARD BORRELL

2nd Corporal, 76269. 22nd Airline Section, Royal Engineers. Died 24 September 1915. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Glasgow. Buried in Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta.

ERNEST EDWARD BOSWELL

Lance Corporal, 102543. 30th Garrison Battalion, King’s (Liverpool) Regiment. Date of death (cause unknown) 18 November 1920, aged 19. Son of William & Lucy, 2 Newton’s Court, Swann Street, Stockport. Buried in Brunswick Methodist Church Burial Ground, Stockport and commemorated by the War Graves Commission at Willow Grove Cemetery.

WILLIAM BOTTOMLEY

Private, G/6418. 3rd Battalion, Middlesex Regiment. Died of wounds 7 November 1916, aged 22. Born: Slaithwaite, Yorkshire. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Son of Joseph & Sarah. Buried in Lahana Military Cemetery, Greece.

WILLIAM BOWERS

Private, 243739. 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 November 1917, aged 36. Born: Wilmlsow. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Miranda, Nursery Lane, Wilmslow. Husband of Ellen, Alma Lane, Wilmslow. Buried in Cambrin Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Presumed to be the man commemorated on the Wilmslow War Memorial and the Memorial at St Bartholomew’s Church.

JAMES BOWLER

Private, 7649. 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 30 October 1914, aged 32. Born: Ashton under Lyne. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of James & Hannah, 2 Whitmore Station, Newcastle, Staffordshire. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

SAMUEL BOWLES

Private, 21777. 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 13 May 1917. Born: Stockport. Lived: Pendleton. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

THOMAS BOYD

Private, 27366. “B” Company, 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died, as a prisoner of war, 12 October 1918. Born: Cheadle. Enlisted: Salford. Husband of Elizabeth Jones (formerly Boyd) 17 Henry Street, Pendleton, Salford. Buried in Sarralbe Military Cemetery, Moselle, France.

WILLIAM BOYD

Private, S/12274. 1st Battalion, Gordon Highlanders. Died of wounds 1 August 1916. Born: Bredbury. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, Somme, France.

SYDNEY BOYNE

Private, 13538. 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7 June 1917, aged 19. Born: Levenshulme. Enlisted: Stockport. Adopted son of William & Edith Boyne, 28 Whalley Road, Whalley Range, Manchester. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

ERNEST BRACEGIRDLE

Private, 49875. 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7 June 1917. Born: Northern Etchells. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Klein-Vierstraat Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Believed to be commemorated on the War Memorial inside St Wilfrid’s Church, Northenden. Also probably the E Bracegirdle commemorated on the Hey Head War Memorial on the site of the former Congregational Church, Woodhouse Lane/Ringway Road, Heyhead, Woodhouse Park, Manchester

THOMAS BRACEGIRDLE

Private, G/19264. 9th Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1918. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

ALEC BRADBURY

Private, 841627. 14th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Date of death (cause unknown) 20 January 1917, aged 18. Youngest son of Andrew James Bradbury and Annie Isabel Bradbury of Stockport. Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

WALTER BRADBURY

Believed to be Private, 109234. 3rd Company, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. Reported to have died of wounds 8 August 1918. Buried in Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy-sur-Somme, France

Stockport Advertiser, in its edition of 20 September 1918 reported the death of a Walter Bradbury of Paris, Ontario and late of Gorton Road, Reddish. The details above are of the only man of a likely name recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as having recently died. He was reported to have been an old scholar of Houldsworth School and to have attended St Agnes’ Church Sunday School. Had worked as moulder before emigrating in about 1900.

Understood to have been “Mentioned in Despatches” for bringing in wounded from No Man’s Land whilst under heavy fire.

FREDERICK BRADDOCK

Private, 1291. 2nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died of wounds 25 September 1916, aged 30. Born: Laxey, Isle of Man. Enlisted: Cardiff. Son of George & Eliza of Stockport. Buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, Somme, France.

ALBERT BRADLEY

Private, 34202. “A” Company, 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1917. Born: Marple. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Son of Mr & Mrs Charles Bradley, Goft Bank, Marple Bridge. Buried at Croiselles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Worshipped at Compstall Primitive Methodist Chapel and a past member of the choir. Employed as a goods porter at Marple Station. His officer wrote to say he had been on guard duty and was going back to his dugout when a shell hit the trench, killing him instantly.

ANTHONY BRADY

Private, 53005. 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 September 1917, aged 40. Born: Stockport. Lived: Harpurhey. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Son of Sarah Brady, 22 Whitland Street, Manchester. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

JAMES BRAMWELL

Gunner, 8453. 155th Heavy BatteryRoyal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 2 November 1916. Born: Reddish. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Ann of 20 Arthur Street, Reddish. Commemorated on a special memorial at Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. He was buried elsewhere but his grave was destroyed by later shellfire.

Worked as a piecer at Houldsworth Mill until he enlisted on 16 October 1915. Killed whilst in his dug-out.

JOSEPH BRANAGAN

Private, 3/1954. 2nd Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 24 July 1915. Born Stockport. Enlisted: Rotherham. Buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium.

JOHN BRANSON

Private, 70737. 1st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Died of wounds 27 October 1916. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: New Mills. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Commemorated on the New Mills War Memorial and is possibly the J Branson commemorated on the Disley Memorial.

THOMAS BRENNAN

Bombardier, 32858. “Y”, 4th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Born: Oldham. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, Belgium.

ROBERT HENRY BREWERTON

Lieutenant. 8th Battalion King’s (Liverpool) Regiment, attached to 19th Battalion. Killed in action 30 April 1918. Son of William & Constance, “East Bank”, Marple. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Brother of William Brewerton (below).

Commemorated on the Wilmslow War Memorial and the Memorial at the nearby St Bartholomew’s Church. Also commemorated on the Memorial at Prenton, Birkenhead.

WILLIAM BREWERTON

Private, 228465. 1st Battalion, London Regiment, attached to 13th Battalion (formerly 9785, Yorkshire Regiment and 13th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers). Killed in action 23 August 1918, aged 21. Born: Wilmslow. Lived: Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Enlisted: Oxford. Son of William & Constance of “East Bank”, Marple. Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Brother of Robert Brewerton (above).

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

ROBERT BRIDGE

Private, 9330. 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 June 1915. Born: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in St Sever Cemetery, Rouen Seine-Maritime, France.

WILLIAM BROADHURST

Sergeant, 735975. “C” Battery, 330th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23 July 1917, aged 21. Born: Hayfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Walter & Marina, Wheatsheaf Cottages, Whaley Bridge. Buried at Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Whaley Bridge War Memorial.

ARTHUR BROCKLEHURST

Gunner, 4828. “A” Battery, 312nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 16 September 1918, aged 25. Born: Macclesfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth, 21 Park Street, Macclesfield. Buried at Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Commemorated on three memorials in Macclesfield.

PAUL BROGAN

Private, 240292. 1/4th Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment. Killed in action 1 December 1917, aged 20. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Blackpool. Son of James & Mary, 23 King Street West, Stockport. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France.

HAROLD BROOKS

Private, 52920. 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Born: Cadishead. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Mary. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JOHN BROOKS

Private, 60534. 2/7th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (formerly 174202, Royal Field Artillery). Killed in action 21 March 1918, aged 40. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Sheffield. Son of George & Rebecca, 4 Hayton Street, Knutsford. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

Possibly the John Brooks commemorated on the War Memorial inside St John the Baptist Church, Knutsford.

ERNEST BROUGH

Private, 71650. 2nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 1 July 1917. Lived: Marple Bridge. Enlisted: Buxton. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Probably the Ernest Brough commemorated on the Mellor War Memorial.

WILLIAM BROUGH

Private, 46723. 1/5th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Date of death (cause unknown) 30 December 1919, aged 19. Son of William & Esther, 20 Warren Road, Adswood, Stockport. Buried in St Thomas’ Churchyard, Norbury, Hazel Grove.

ARTHUR BROWN

Private, S4/220504. “K” Supply Company, Army Service Corps. Died 7 February 1917, aged 36. Born, lived & enlisted: Stockport. Son of Edward & Margaret of Stockport. Buried at Christ Church, Heaton Norris.

Worked for Hollywood Bakery before enlisting. Died at the War Hospital, Bath and buried with military honours at Christ Church.

EDWARD BROWN

Corporal, 350207. 1/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 28 September 1917, aged 35. Born: Stockport. Lived: Audenshaw. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Son of Henry & Mary of Audenshaw. Husband of Amelia, 7 James Street, Audenshaw. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, Belgium.

Possibly the E Brown commemorated on the Audenshaw War Memorial.

ERNEST BROWN

Lance Corporal, 16231. 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 April 1916. Born: Burnley. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

HAROLD BROWN

Gunner, RMA/14451. Royal Marine Artillery, HMS “Defence”. Died, when ship sunk at the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, aged 18. Born: Heaton Norris. Adopted son of Elizabeth Daniels, 303 Aston Church Road, Birmingham. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

JESSE BROWN

Private, 1953. 1/10th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 6 August 1915. Born: Romiley. Lived: Rochdale. Enlisted: Oldham. Husband of Mrs T A Hargreaves (formerly Brown), 1 Wood’s Yard, Burnedge, Rochdale. Buried in Chichester Cemetery.

JOSEPH BROWN

Private, 22393. 1st Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Born & lived: Liverpool. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

JOSHUA BROWN

Private, 16107. 10th Battalion, Cameronians. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Nelson. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

WILLIAM HENRY BROWN

Private, 20094. 12th Battalion, King’s (Liverpool) Regiment. Died of wounds 31 March 1918. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived: Reddish. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

JOHN E BRUCE

Private, 64406. 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Date of death (cause unknown) 17 September 1918, aged 24. Son of Mrs M J Bruce, 5 Hatherington Street, Stockport. Buried in Brunswick Methodist Church Burial Ground, Stockport and commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on a Memorial at Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport.

WALTER BRUNDRETT

Private, 160019. 10th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Date of death (cause unknown) 10 April 1917, aged 20. Son of George Grantham Brundrett and Elizabeth Brundrett of Stockport. Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

CHARLES BRYAN

Private, 11762. 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 16 September 1916. Born: Deepcar, Yorkshire. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire.

FRANK BRYNING

Private, 49454. 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1916, aged 19. Born: Poynton. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr & Mrs James Bryning, 284 The Village, Poynton. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Commemorated on the Poynton War Memorial.

ROBERT BUCHANAN

Private, 260010. 2/5th Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1918, aged 39. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Derby. Husband of Emma Robinson (formerly Buchanan), 17 Birch Vale Terrace, Stockport. Commemorated on the Jerusalem Memorial, Israel.

CHARLES BUCKLEY

Gunner, 261933. No. 1 Depot, Royal Field Artillery. Died 7 March 1918, aged 19. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Pontefract. Son of John & Louisa. Buried in St Mary’s Churchyard, Mirfield, Yorkshire.

HEDLEY D BUCKLEY

Private, 2237. 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 21 December 1914, aged 21. Born & lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of William, 24 Love Lane, Heaton Norris. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Somme, France.

WILLIAM BUCKLEY

Acting Sergeant, 16246. 12th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 September 1918, aged 36. Born: Ashton under Lyne. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Martha of Higher Openshaw, Manchester. Husband of Alice Maud Buckley, 37 Bishop Street, Beswick, Manchester. Commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece.

JAMES BULLEN

Private, 18352. 2nd Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 30 July 1916, aged 23. Born: Stockport. Lived & enlisted: Burnley. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Lived with his parents at 16 Valley Street, Burnley. Worked as a miner at Spa Colliery until enlisted on 15 January 1915. (Source: http://burnleyinthegreatwar.info/)

NORMAN BULLOCK

Private, 14621. 8th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 4 April 1916. Born: Marple. Enlisted: Blackpool. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

BERTRAM BUNKER

Private, 14589. 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 July 1916. Born: Stafford. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle, Somme, France.

Lived at 48 Petersberg Road, Edgeley with his wife and sons.

FREDERICK BUNYAN

Sergeant, 15477. 8th Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 3 January 1916, aged 38. Born: Reddish. Enlisted: Bolton. Son of Thomas & Caroline.Husband of Florence Bunyan (nee Crook), 113 Fold’s Road, Buxton. Buried in London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

THOMAS BURDETT

Private, 33358. 5th Battalion, Wiltshire Regiment (formerly 188269, Royal Field Artillery). Killed in action 5 December 1917. Born: Leicester. Lived & enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

ARTHUR BURGESS

Private, 30103. 2/4th Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment. Died (pneumonia) 27 February 1919, aged 32. Son of Mrs Mary Burgess, 58 Osborne Road, Cale Green, Stockport. Buried in Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport.

CHARLES BURGESS

Private, 3600. 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 12 June 1916. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

FREDERICK DEAKIN BURGESS

Private, 53531. 10th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds, 17 August 1918, aged 18. Born & lived: Alderley Edge. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of E T & Fanny Burgess, 15 West Street, Alderley Edge. Buried in Abeele Aerodrome Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Alderley Edge War Memorial.

JAMES BURGESS

Private, 17573. 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917, aged 36. Born: Reddish. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Daniel Burgess, 38 Lord Street, Gorton, Manchester. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

JAMES BURGESS

Sergeant, 7079. 1/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 8 May 1915, aged 31. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Middleton. Husband of Annie, 4 Greaves Street, Middleton. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

JOHN BURGESS

Private, 34862. 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born: Marple. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

REGINALD BURGESS

Private, 291059. 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 11 November 1918. Enlisted: Macclesfield. Nephew of Margaret Ann Maddocks, 40 Lime Grove, Cheadle. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.

ROWLAND HILL BURGESS

Private, 185. 15th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Battalion, Killed in action 3 September 1916, aged 26. Born and lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Birmingham. Son of William & Reta, Woodsleigh Cottage, Heaton, Bolton. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

SAMUEL BURGESS

Private, 265845. 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 17 November 1917, aged 20. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Samuel & Elizabeth of Hyde. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

WILLIAM BURGESS

Private, 526628. 3rd Field Ambulance, Canadian Army Medical Corps. Date of death (cause unknown), 29 August 1918, aged 19. Born: Stockport. Son of Mrs Martha Burgess, 113 Dumas Street, Montreal, Canada. Buried in Faubourg d’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France.

WILLIAM BURGESS

Private, 47594. 35th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds 4 October 1916, aged 30. Born: Stockport. Lived: Oldham, Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Brother of James, 38 Rock Street, Oldham. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

JOHN BURGUINE

Sergeant, 9356. 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 5 October 1917. Born: Hyde. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth of Hyde. Husband of Maud Burgoyne, 24 Downpatrick Street, Rathfriland, County Down. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

THOMAS BURKE

Private, 35025. 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mrs Burke, 48 Tollbar Street, Stockport. Buried in Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France.

Worked as a cotton doubler in Woodley. Had played for Stockport County. Enlisted 14 February 1916. At the time of Thomas’ death, his brother John was in training with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. He is reported to have had three married sisters – all three husbands were also serving.

THOMAS BURKE

Private, 9424. 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 August 1915. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

WILLIAM BURNS

Private, 53688. 18th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment (formerly 58456, Royal Welsh Fusiliers). Killed in action 31 August 1918. Born: Cheadle. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Buried in Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Ieper, Belgium.

ARCHIBALD WALTER BURR

Private, 18122. 2nd Battalion, Bedfordshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917, aged 30. Born: Kempston, Bedfordshire. Lived & enlisted: Bedford. Son of Walter & Elizabeth, 153 Gorton Road, Reddish. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

FRANK BURROWS

Private, 27139. 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 9 July 1916, aged 17. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Frank & Elizabeth, 22 Brydon Street, Ardwick, Manchester. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WILLIAM ARTHUR BURROWS

Private, 266796. 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1918. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Hyde. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Probably the W A Burrows commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

BARRY BURTON

Guardsman, 17105. 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born: Bredbury. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

ARTHUR BUTLER

Gunner, 138254. Royal Field Artillery. Died 12 December 1917. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

EDWARD LOVELL BUTLER

Driver, 745049. 29th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 15 July 1917. Born: Oldham. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Canada Farm Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

JABEZ BUTTERFIELD

Private, 18365. 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 August 1916. Born: Stockport.Lived & enlisted: Burnley. Buried at Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St Omer, Pas de Calais.

Recorded by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as G Butterfield.

Lived at 63 Cromwell Street, Burnley. (Source: http://burnleyinthegreatwar.info/ )

HARRY BUTTERWORTH

Private, 202998. 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 April 1917, aged 25. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Huddersfield. Son of Harry & Mary, 75 George Street, Bury. Husband of Mary Barlow (formerly Butterworth), 25 Wellington Street, Bury. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais. France.

WILLIAM BUTTERWORTH

Private, 266809. 1st/2nd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (formerly 28001, South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 21 August 1917. Born: Poynton. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Jane, 91 Worth Clough, Poynton. Buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Poynton War Memorial.

WILLIAM BYRNE

Lance Corporal, 27070. 8th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 8 April 1917, aged 25. Born: Roscommon, Ireland. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Michael and Jane Kelly, Feevagh Dysart, Ballyforan, Ballinasloe, County Roscommon. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

 
   
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