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FREDERICK OLIVER CAIN

Private, 44941. 1/5 th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly, 483, Army Cyclists Corps). Died 26 October 1917, aged 20. Born: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Joseph & Caroline, 15 Ash Street, Harpurhey, Manchester. Comemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

WILLIAM CALDWELL

Private, S/3995. 10 th Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Date of death (cause unknown) 1 September 1918, aged 34. Son of Thomas & Charlotte of Glasgow. Husband of Marion, 79 Richardson Street, Stockport. Buried in Roye New British Cemetery, Somme, France.

JOHN CALLAGHAN

Private, 9945. 2 nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 October 1915. Born: West Bromwich. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

CHARLES CAMPBELL

Gunner, 2421. 136 th Heavy Battery,Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 6 September 1915. Born: Bramhall. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Leonard & Caroline. Buried in St John’s Churchyard, Ellel, Lancaster.

FREDERICK CAMPFIELD

Corporal, 1521. 7 th Battalion, Leinster Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born: Stockport. Lived & enlisted: Belfast. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial.

CHARLES WILLIAM CANTRELL

Private, 2369. 1/7 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 December 1915, aged 29. Born & enlisted: Macclesfield. Lived: Cheadle Heath. Husband of May, 43 Grange Avenue, Cheadle Hulme. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial.

Commemorated on three War Memorials in the Macclesfield area. All three also record the name of A or Arthur Cantrell who was, probably, a relative.

JOSEPH CAPPER

Sapper, WR/205450. Railway Troops Depot, Royal Engineers (formerly 503506, Manchester Regiment). Died 25 October 1918. Son of Jesse & Anne. Husband of Mrs Capper, 41 Alldis Street, Great Moor, Stockport. Buried in Southern Cemetery, Manchester.

ARTHUR CARLINE

Private, 31064. 2 nd Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment (formerly 4708, Durham Light Infantry). Died of wounds 21 October 1916. Born: Romiley. Enlisted: Gateshead. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

JOHN CARR

Private, 206228. 1 st Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 6 June 1918, aged 23. Lived: Hyde. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of John & Elizabeth, 301 Stockport Road, Gee Cross, Hyde. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Presumed to be the John Carr commemorated on the War Memorial inside Hyde Chapel, Gee Cross and possibly the John Carr commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

NOEL CARRINGTON

Private, 93765. 12 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment. Died of wounds 15 May 1918, aged 19. Born & enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Lived: Stockport. Son of Thomas Carrington, 207 Hyde Road, Woodley, Stockport. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

FRED CARTER

Private, 4599. 20 th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 19 July 1916. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived: Marple Bridge. Son of Mr & Mrs William Carter of Mellor. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Educated at Stockport Secondary School and then employed as an apprentice at Barlow & Jones Ltd, Manchester. Reported to have been killed whilst going to aid a wounded friend.

Presumed to be the man commemorated on the Mellor War Memorial and the one at Marple Bridge United Reform Church.

FREDERICK SWAINE CARTER D.C.M.

Private, 265156. “C” Company, 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 30 April 1918, aged 24. Born: Rochdale. Enlisted: Stockport. Stepson of Thomas Jackson, 15 Cromer Street, Stockport. Buried in Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, France.

The commander of Frederick’s Division, Major-General C Blacklock, sent an appreciation cad recording his “Most conspicuous gallantry and devotion toduty near Voormezeele on April 28 th and 29 th 1918.” There are scant details of this period in the Battalion’s official history recording only that the men saw some of the hardest fighting of their whole War. It is probable that it was for the April action that Frederick was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal.

GEORGE CARTER

Corporal, 28057. 18 th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 24 March 1918, aged 24. Born: Stockport. Lived: Denton. Enlisted: Hyde. Son of Benjamin & Maria, 23 Mount Pleasant, Denton. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Brother of Robert Carter (below).

Commemorated on the Denton War Memorial.

ROBERT CARTER M.M.

Private, 44940. 12/13 th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly 456 Army Cyclist Corps). Killed in action 26 April 1918, aged 21. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Hyde. Son of Benjamin & Maria, 23 Mount Pleasant, Denton. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Brother of George Carter (above). It is not known when Robert’s award of the Military Medal was made.

Commemorated on the Denton War Memorial.

THOMAS CARTER

Sergeant, 9484. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 16 November 1914, aged 26. Born: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Margaret, 811 Silver Street, Hulme, Manchester. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

VIVIAN CARTER

Gunner, 735676. “D” Battery, 113rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 April 1918. Born: Chadderton. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Meteren Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

ERNEST CARTLEDGE

Sergeant, 13736. 9 th Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 4 January 1916. Born: Newcastle, Staffordshire. Enlisted: Manchester.

Son of Mrs E Cartledge, Gravellers Call, Marple Bridge. Buried in Gunners Farm Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

JOHN CHARLES CARTWRIGHT

Acting Corporal, 32909. 13 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 January 1917. Born: Hixton, Staffordshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Hyde Park Corner Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

JOHN CARTY

Private, 9009. 2 nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 March 1915. Born: Barrow-in-Furness. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Capper, 1 Garrett’s Street, Stockport. Buried in Brompton Cemetery, London.

GEORGE CASEWELL

Acting Corporal, 11503. 19 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 2 April 1917. Born: Hollinwood. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Henin Cricifix Cemetery, Henin-sur-Cojeul, Pas de Calais, France.

DENIS CASEY

Private, 14558. 10 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Date of death (cause unknown) 28 April 1918. Brother of John Casey, 1 East Street, Stockport. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

CHARLES CAVENDER

Lance Corporal, 9212. 3 rd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 30 April 1915. Born: Stockport. Lived: Longsight. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

CECIL CHADWICK

Private, 2255. 1/7 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1915. Killed in action 4 June 1915, aged 18. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Third son of Joseph & Eleanor, 51 Beech Road, Cale Green, Stockport. Buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey.

Worked at Mirrlees in Hazel Grove. Family was connected with the Wesleyan Church but Cecil is remembered on the War Memorial at St George’s Church. His brother, Leslie, served with the South Staffordshire Regiment.

HENRY CHADWICK

Private, 10478. 3 rd (Depot) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 25 July 1916, aged 52. Born: Macclesfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Benjamin & Mary Ann. Buried in Macclesfield Cemetery.

Served in the Sudan (1897 – 1899) and the Boer War.

Possibly the H Chadwick commemorated on the Macclesfield War Memorial and the Memorial at Macclesfield Town Hall.

JOSEPH WYATT CHADWICK

Corporal, 12663. 6 th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1915, aged 17. Born: New Mills. Lived: Hadfield. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Son of James Albert & Harriett, 345 Edgeley Road, Cheadle Heath. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial.

Probably the J W Chadwick commemorated on the Hayfield War Memorial.

THOMAS CHALMERS

Lance Corporal, 590. 2 nd Battalion, Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action 18 August 1916. Born: Ayr. Lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

CHARLES WILLIAM CHAMBERS

Private, 22560. 1/6 th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry. Died of wounds 24 August 1916, aged 26. Born: Bradford, Yorkshire. Enlisted: Bath. Son of Charles & Emily, 19 Henrietta Street, Old Trafford. Husband of Lily, 25 Calcutta Road, Edgeley, Stockport. Buried in Forceville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.

JOSEPH WILLIAM CHANDLER

Private, 14404. 5 th Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds 2 September 1916. Born: Stockport. Lived: Ebbw Vale. Enlisted: Newport. Son of Mrs Chandler, 10 Fish Street, Ebbw Vale. Buried in Efford Cemetery, Plymouth.

JOE BESWICK CHAPMAN

The Stockport Express, in its edition of 2 August 1917, published an “In Memoriam” notice for the above giving his rank as Quartermaster Sergeant and a date of death of 16 July 1916. It has not been possible to identify any soldier who died either abroad or in England and Wales with this name.

LEONARD CHARNOCK

Sergeant, 11507. 19 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived: Reddish. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

FRED STAFFORD CHATTERTON

Lance Corporal, 24097. 1 st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (formerly 23429 Sherwood Foresters). Killed in action 11 June 1916. Born: Mossley. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

WILLIAM EDWARD CHILDS

Private, 267249. 11 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 August 1917. Born: Hampton, Lancashire. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

ARTHUR CHORLTON

Private, 76371. 16 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters (formerly 016954, Royal Army Ordnance Corps). Died of wounds 21 September 1917, aged 24. Born: High Legh, Cheshire. Lived: Furness Vale. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Mrs M A Chorlton, Buxton Road, Furness Vale. Buried in Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Belgium.

Presumed to be the man commemorated on the Disley War Memorial.

GEORGE CLARK

Lance Corporal, P/12584. Foot Branch, Military Police. Died of wounds 16 June 1918, aged 29. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Buried in North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq.

STEPHEN H CHRISTY D.S.O.

Captain. 20 th Hussars. Killed in action 3 September 1914, aged 35. Second son of Stephen & Blanche of Stockport. Husband of V M M Christy (nee Chapell-Hodge). Buried in Perreuse Chateau Franco British National Cemetery, Seine-et-Marne, France.

Lived at Plaish Hall, Church Stretton Shropshire and was a past Master of the South Shropshire Foxhounds. Left an estate worth £98,764 (worth several million today). First commissioned in 1898 with the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Joined the Hussars in 1898 and served with them in South Africa during the Boer War. Served in Northern Nigeria in 1903 where he was wounded in operations at Sokoto-Burm. Was awarded the Distinguished Service Order during this campaign. Resigned commission in 1906 but rejoined when War was declared in August 1914.

ELLIS CLARK

2 nd Lieutenant. 1 st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 May 1915, aged 29. Son of George William Clark & Sarah Clark of Wilson Street, Stockport. Husband of C M Clark, 13 Lower Pembroke Street, Dublin. Buried in Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Helles, Turkey.

Regular soldier for 18 years – the last eight being in India. Married with one child. Promoted from Sergeant Major in the UK in the spring of 1915.

JAMES ALBERT CLARK

Lance Corporal, 48863. 16 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 27 April 1918, aged 33. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Husband of Bertha, 13 Norman Avenue, Hazel Grove. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

ARTHUR CLARKE

Pioneer, 303935. London Electrical Engineers, Royal Engineers. Died 23 March 1918, aged 26. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Frank & Lydia. Husband of Minnie, 48 Rhyl Street, Heaton Norris. Buried in Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport.

Died at Sidcup as a result of an accident. Buried with full military honours on 4 April 1918.

GEORGE CLARKE

Gunner, 155068. “A” Battery, 190 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 1 July 1917. Lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of George & Ann of Withington, Manchester. Buried in Bus House Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

HENRY CLARKE

Private, 14148. 11 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 21 January 1915. Born: Heaton Mersey. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Mrs L Clarke, 2 Flixton Place, Stockport. Buried in Bournemouth East Cemetery.

JOSEPH CLARKE M.C.

Lieutenant (Pilot Officer), 99 th Squadron, Royal Air Force (formerly Corporal, 2729, 17 th Lancers). Died (flying accident) 1 October 1919, aged 28. Son of John & Emma of 22 Chadwick Street, Stockport. Commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India.

Former member of Stockport Lads’ Club. Regular soldier, enlisting on 5 June 1909, serving with the 17 th Lancers in India. Commissioned from rank of Corporal, with effect from 26 February 1917, and assigned to the Worcestershire Regiment. Transferred to the Royal Flying Corps at the end of 1917 and went to India in April 1919. Killed near Ambala.

Awarded the Military Cross, as a 2 nd Lieutenant still served with the Worcesters. The citation, published in the London Gazette on 19 April 1918 reads “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty when in command of his company during an advance. Though all the company officers and sergeants were either killed or wounded at an early stage, he inspired his men with his own personal enthusiasm, so that both the first and second objectives were captured and held.”

MATTHEW CLARKE

Private, 11132. 15 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action, 1 July 1916. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Salford. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JOHN CLARKSON

Private, 14543. “D” Company, 7 th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 December 1915, aged 23. Son of Mark Albert Clarkson and Elizabeth Clarkson, 85 Prout Street, Longsight, Manchester (and formerly of Stockport). Buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

Stockport Advertiser, in its edition of 14 January 1916, reported that he had been fatally wounded whilst on sentry duty. His Uncle was the landlord of the Blue Bell Hotel, Stockport.

ALFRED THURLOW CLAXTON

Private, 304000, 1/8 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 16 November 1918, aged 36. Son of Mr H D J Claxton, “The Chestnuts”, Edgeley Road, Cheadle Heath. Husband of Alice, 22 Arnside Street, Rusholme, Manchester.

Worked as a manager for James Williams & Sons, Ardwick

AMBROSE CLAYTON

Private, 265872. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917, aged 23. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr & Mrs Clayton, 67 Daw Bank, Stockport. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

FRANCIS CLAYTON

Sapper, 223543. Royal Engineers. Date of death (cause unknown) 14 August 1919, Husband of Mrs M Clayton of Marple. Buried in All Saints Churchyard, Marple.

JOHN CLAYTON

Private, 15051. “C” Company, 10 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 August 1917, aged 35. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Jack Clayton was married with five children and lived at 20 Pine Street, Stockport. An “In Memoriam” notice published in the Stockport Express, on 27 September 1917, noted he had five brother – Charles, Jesse, Joe, Sam & Ralph.

RALPH CLAYTON

Lance Corporal, G/75696. 23 rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (formerly 82454 Northumberland Fusiliers). Killed in action 7 September 1918, aged 18. Born: New Mills. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Son of Ralph & Elizabeth, “The Croft”, Longlands Road, New Mills. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Commemorated on the New Mills War Memorial.

ROBERT CLAYTON

Private, 41952. 2 nd Battalion, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Date of death (cause unknown0 18 December 1919. Born: Stockport. Son of Robert & Elizabeth. Husband of Mary Alice, 73 Baden Street, Ardwick, Manchester. Buried in St Thomas’ Churchyard, Stockport.

WILLIAM JOSEPH CLAYTON

Private, 33073. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917, aged 21. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Cheshire. Son of George & Mary. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

JAMES CLEARY

Private, 9955. 9 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1918, aged 21. Born: Dublin. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Annie Mayers (formerly Cleary), 2 Campbell Street, Reddish and the late Michael Cleary. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Brother of John Cleary (below).

JOHN CLEARY

Private, 8840. 2 nd Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 April 1915, aged 29. Born: Dublin. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Naas, County Kildare. Son of Annie Mayers (formerly Cleary), 2 Campbell Street, Reddish and the late Michael Cleary. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Brother of James Cleary (above).

JOHN GWILLAN CLENT

Sergeant, 4674. 7 th Dragoon Guards. Died of wounds 9 January 1915, aged 40. Born: Isle of Man. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of John Austin Clent and Mary Clent, 14 Victoria Street, Shaw Heath, Stockport. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Worked at Sykes Bleachworks before enlisting into the army as a regular soldier in about 1900. Served in South Africa during Boer War.

ALBERT HENRY CLIFFORD

Private, 27480. 1 st Battalion, Worcstershire Regiment. Killed in action 15 November 1916. Born & lived: Birmingham. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JOHN ARTHUR COCKCROFT

Lance Corporal, 21108. 22 nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 2 June 1916, aged 25. Born: Todmorden. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Brother of Miss A M Cockcroft, 51 Queen Street, Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WILLIAM COLCLOUGH

Private, 15576. 9 th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died, 4 July 1916, aged 16. Born: Stockport. Lived: Atherstone, Warwickshire. Enlisted: Nuneaton. Son of Thomas & Lizzie, Spencer’s Yard, Station Street, Atherstone. Buried Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

EZRA CECIL COLEMAN

Private, 23347. 3 rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 October 1915. Born: Stamford, Lincolnshire. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Leicester. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

C COLLIER

Private, 108099. 25 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment. Date of death (cause unknown) 25 December 1918. Cousin of May Mercer, 1 Lubbock Court, Swann Street, Stockport. Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France.

ROBERT COLLIER

Private, 27562. 8 th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment (formerly 18695, Lancashire Fusiliers). Killed in action 26 April 1917, aged 27. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Son of James & Mary, 5 Ratcliffe Street, Stockport. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

WILLIAM CONNOLEY

Sergeant, 3042. 9 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JOHN CONNOR

Sapper, 396281. 81 st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 16 April 1918, aged 39. Born & lived: St Helens. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of John & Sarah of Widnes. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St Omer, Pas de Calais, France.

FRANK CONWAY

Private, 26777. 1/8 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 29 September 1918. Born: New Mills. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Believed to be buried at Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France and commemorated on a special memorial there.

Probably the F Conway commemorated on the New Mills War Memorial.

CHARLES COOK

In its edition of 13 September 1918, the Stockport Advertiser reported that this man had been killed in action, aged 19, on 21 August. However, other than the newspaper report, there is no other confirmation. Sources checked have been the records the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, the record of overseas military deaths maintained by the General Register Office and the CD-ROM “Soldiers Died in the Great War”.

It would seem, therefore that the newspaper may have been in error although it is possible that Charles Cook had enlisted under an alias. He was reported to be the son of Albert & Mrs Cook, 18 Hollins Terrace, Marple. He had previously been connected with the Marple Congregational Sunday School and worked at Hollins Mill.

HARRY COOK

Private, 17945. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 September 1918. Born: Bedford. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Red Cross Corner Cemetery, Beugny, Pas de Calais, France.

SAMUEL COOKSON

Private, 202334. 2/5 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war 21 July 1918, aged 28. Born: Stockport. Lived: Ancoats. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Samuel & Louisa, 35 Cookson Street, Manchester. Buried in Berlin South Western Cemetery.

WILLIAM COOKSON

Private, 276595. 1/7 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 3 July 1918. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Samuel, Holland Street, Manchester. Buried in Brookwood Cemetery, Pirbright.

JOHN COOPER

Private, 42106. 2/6 th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment (formerly 59745, Manchester Regiment). Died 15 April 1918, aged 18. Born: Gorton. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mrs Helen Cooper, 34 Ince Street, Heywood. Buried in Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France.

JOHN BOSTOCK COOPER

Private, 39521. 3 rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1916, aged 22. Born: Stockport. Lived & enlisted: Manchester. Son of Harry & Ann, 67 South Street, Longsight, Manchester. Buried in Pozieres British Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle, Somme, France.

LESLIE COPE

Private, 26036. 8 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 23 April 1916, aged 20. Born: Holyhead, Anglesey. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Arthur & Edith, 22 Moreton Road, Holyhead. Buried in Basra War Cemetery, Iraq.

PERCY RUSSELL STONEBRIDGE COPPOCK

Private, 3007. “C” Company, 1/4 th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916, aged 18. Born: Stockport. Lived: Heywood. Enlisted: Lincoln. Son of Alfred & Amelia of Stockport. Buried in Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

JOHN CORBETT

Acting Corporal, 9665. 2 nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 1 July 1916. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuile, Somme, France.

JOHN LEONARD CORBETT

Private, 235328. 16 th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (formerly 3049, Cheshire Regiment). Killed in action 9 November 1917, aged 20. Born: Patricroft, Lancashire. Lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr W Corbett and Mrs M E Corbett, 108A New Lane, Peel Green. Buried at Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Nord, France.

CHARLES W CORDEY

Private, 307368. 2/8 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Date of death (cause unknown) 13 November 1918. Husband of Harriett, 37 Rae Street, Edgeley, Stockport. Buried in Agecroft Cemetery, Salford.

ALLAN WILLIAM CORFE

Acting Company Sergeant Major, 1489. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 November 1916, aged 25. Born: Liverpool. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Ann Jane, 16 Clwyd Street, New Brighton, Cheshire. Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.

Commemorated on the Wallasey War Memorial.

SIDNEY CORSTON

Private, 15031. 15 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 26 October 1917, aged 20. Born: Cheadle. Lived: Oakham, Rutlandshire. Enlisted: Retfrod, Nottinghamshire. Son of James & Caroline, 52 Park Road, Kingston-on- Thames. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

THOMAS COSGROVE

Private, 1805. 1 st Battalion, Manchester Regiment (formerly 9414, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 21 December 1914, aged 25. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Mary Ann, 13 Wellington Street, Stockport. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

A regular soldier serving in India when War was declared. Wounded in the fighting at Givenchy. One of six brothers serving.

JOSEPH COTTAM

Private, 266707. 16 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1917. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

SAMUEL COTTRELL

Lance Sergeant, 11360. 6 th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 9 August 1915. Born & enlisted: Gorton. Lived: Reddish. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

JOHN COUNSIL

Private, 265986. 1/7 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 14 December 1917. Lived: Stalybridge. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Jerusalem War Cemetery, Israel.

Believed to be the J Cousil commemorated on the Stalybridge War Memorial, which also includes the name of F Cousil. The correct spelling of the surname is unknown.

WILLIAM THOMAS COURT

Lance Corporal, 51809. 13 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1917, aged 21. Born: Glasgow. Lived & enlisted: Liverpool.

Son of William, Whit Row, Marple Bridge. Buried in Windmill Cemetery, Monchy-le-Preux, Pas de Calais, France.

JAMES COUZINS

Private, 13786. “B” Company, 9 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 July 1916, aged 21. Born: Chester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of James & Agnes, 7 Faulkner Street South, Harpurhey, Manchester. Believed to be buried in Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle, Somme, France and commemorated on a special Memorial there.

WILLIAM COVERLEY

Private, 14844. 10 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action, 8 August 1916. Born: Stockport. Lived: Whaley Bridge. Enlisted: Derby. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Commemorated on the Whaley Bridge War Memorial.

FREDERICK HUBERT COWLES

Private, M2/100739. 285 th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Died 11 June 1915, aged 27. Born & lived: London. Enlisted: Devizes. Son of Frederick & Evelyn. Husband of Norah Ethel Cowles, 11 Myrtle Street, Cheadle Heath. Buried in Devizes Cemetery.

JOHN FRED CRACKNELL

Gunner, 1926. “D” Battery, 71 st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action, 2 April 1916. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Nuneaton. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Somme, France.

ALFRED ANDREW CREAM

Private, 6957. 10 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 7 July 1916, aged 26. Born: Ashton under Lyne. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Robert, 2 Harvey Street, Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

REGINALD PAUL CRESSY

Private, 2266. 1/6 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 5 June 1915. Born: Ashton-on-Mersey. Lived: Didsbury, Enlisted: Manchester.

Son of Harold & Edith, “Windyridge”, Hall Moss Lane, Bramhall. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

HARRY CRESWELL

Driver, 268248. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born: Leicester. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

ALBERT E CRITCHLEY

Private, 198955. 28 th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Date of death (cause unknown) 21 October 1919, aged 23. Son of Richard James Critchley & Eliza Critchley of Stockport. Buried in Riverside Cemetery, Thunder Bay, Canada,

WILLIAM ALBERT CRITCHLOW

Private, 203827. 4 th Battalion, Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 September 1917, aged 38. Born: New Mills. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Brother of Walter, 157 Turncroft Lane, Stockport. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Commemorated on the New Mills War Memorial where his initials are transposed.

THOMAS CROKE

Private, 3152. 1/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 23 May 1916, aged 21. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Michael & Norah, 158 Brierley Street, Stalybridge. Buried in Calais Southern Cemetery, France.

Commemorated on the Stalybridge War Memorial.

FRANK CROMPTON

Private, 7614. 1 st Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 23 October 1914, aged 28. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Son of George & Sarah. Husband of Lily O’Donnell, 206 Chestergate, Stockport. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

WILLIAM CROMWELL

Private, 36293. 22 nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born: Stockport. Lived: Cadishead. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

FRED CROSS

Leading Stoker, K3099. HMS “Defence”, Royal Navy. Died when ship sunk, 31 May 1916, aged 27. Born: Gatley. Husband of Katie, 33 Easter Terrace, Howden-on-Tyne. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

JAMES CROSS

Private, 9187. 2 nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment, attached to Auxilliary Horse Transport Depot, Army Service Corps. Died, 13 February 1915. Born: Stockport. Lived: Hillgate, Staffordshire. Enlisted: Stoke on Trent. Buried in Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.

VANIAH WELLS CROSS

Private, 22159. 1/4 th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 30 May 1918, aged 25. Born: Stockport. Lived: Timperley. Enlisted: Altrincham. Son of Robert & Jane, The Vicarage, Stockport Road, Timperley. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Commemorated on the Timperley War Memorial.

ARTHUR CROSTHWAITE

Private, 500241. Labour Corps (formerly 12534, Royal Welsh Fusiliers). Died 4 March 1918. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport.

FRED CROWTHER

Private, 11151. 8 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 24 October 1915. Born: Hayfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr R Crowther, Clough, Little Hayfield. Buried in Portianos Military Cemetery, Lemnos, Greece.

Commemorated on the Hayfield War Memorial.

JAMES CYRIL BAPTIST CROZIER

2 nd Lieutenant. “B” Company, 2 nd Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action 28 August 1914, aged 23. Born: Bowden. Son of Rev Henry Willcocks Crozier & Susannah Mary Crozier. Buried in Etreux British Cemetery, Aisne, France.

Educated at Loretto College and Edinburgh University. Lived in Stockport when Rev. Crozier was a local minister.

On 27/28 August 1914, 2 nd Royal Munster Fusiliers undertake a rearguard action against nine German battalions until, after a long resistance, they were overwhelmed with many casualties. The Cemetery where James is buried in in an orchard and was made by survivors the next day with permission from the Germans, before they were taken away as prisoners.

WILLIAM CUFF

Private, 235274. 2 nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Lived: Rawtenstall. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

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.

ARTHUR CUMMINGS

Private, 54707. 10 th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 13 January 1917, aged 32. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Manchester. Husband of Margaret, 13 Darwen Street, Lomgsight, Manchester. Buried in Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

ROBERT CHARLES CUMMINS

Corporal, 34072. 10 th Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment (formerly 20909, Manchester Regiment). Killed in action 23 April 1917, aged 32. Born: Stockport. Lived: Ashton under Lyne. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Patrick and May Jane. Husband of Mary Gertrude Cummins, 4 Albemarle Street, Ashton under Lyne. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

Presumed to be commemorated on the Ashton under Lyne War Memorial where the surname is spelt Cummings.

ARTHUR CUNNIFFE

Rifleman, 2093. 1 st Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action, 31 October 1914. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Tottenham, Middlesex. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

JOSEPH CUSICK (served as JOSEPH O’BRIEN)

Private, 9221. 2 nd Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 8 May 1915. Born: Macclesfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Brother of Thomas Cusick, 44 Angel Street, Stockport, Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

 
   
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