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WILLIAM HACKLEY

Private, 90917. 13 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1918. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Bury. Son of John & Mary, 4 Main Street, Elton, Bury. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GEORGE HADFIELD

Private, 30912. 4 th Battalion, South Wales Borderers (formerly Monmouthshire Regiment). Date of death (cause unknown) 15 July 1918, aged 29. Husband of Margaret, 3 Hooley Court, Brinksway, Stockport. Buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

JOHN HADFIELD

Private, 30168. 12 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 7 July 1916, aged 37. Born: Dukinfield. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Husband of Gertrude Catherine Hadfield. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Possibly the J E Hadfield commemorated on the Dukinfield War Memorial in Globe Square

THOMAS HADFIELD

Private, 865716. 8 th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Date of death (cause unknown) 9 August 1918, aged 40. Son of Joseph & Sarah of Bredbury. Husband of Florence, 21 Oak Street, Didsbury, Manchester. Buried on Manitoba Cemetery, Caix, Somme, France

GEORGE HAIGH

Gunner, 92596. 127 th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Date of death (cause unknown), 4 April 1919, aged 33. Presumably a member of the Army of Occupation. Son of John of Cheadle. Husband of Millie “Belmont”, Alderley Edge. Buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.

Commemorated on the Alderley Edge War Memorial.

ARTHUR HALL

Private, 12579. 9 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 9 August 1915. Born: Stockport. Lived: Tenby, Worcestershire. Enlisted: Mansfield. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

ARTHUR JAMES MELVILLE HALL

2 nd Lieutenant. 20 th Battalion, London Regiment. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born: Cheadle. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Only son of Rev. James Hall, formerly rector of Cheadle Parish Church and later of Bickerton, Cheshire. Educated at Haw Bank School, Cheadle. Took B.A. in 1914. Commissioned from the Inns of Court Officer Training Corps in August 1915 and went overseas in June 1916.

Commemorated on the Bickerton War Memorial, Cheshire.

EDWARD HALL

Private, 26661. 2 nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Born: Reddish. Enlisted: Oldham. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

ELLIS HALL

Private, 17640. 20 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1916. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived: Reddish. Buried in Citadel New Military Cemetery, Fricourt, Somme, France.

FRANCIS C HALL

Gunner. 4 th Brigade, Canadian Field Artillery. Date of death (cause unknown) 9 March 1918, aged 22. Son of William & Elizabeth of Coaticook, Canada and late of Heaton Mersey. Buried in Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

GEORGE ALFRED HALL

Private, 13730. 1 st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 4 June 1915, aged 35. Born: Salford. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Thomas. Husband of Fanny Nicholls (formerly Hall), 51 Ordnance Road, Woolwich, London. Buried at Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport.

FRED HALLAM

Boy, 1 st Class. HMS Castor, Royal Navy. Killed in action during the Battle of Jutland, 31 May 1916, aged 16. Born: Compstall. Son of Anthony & Charlotte, 16 Ward Street, Hyde. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

FRED HALLAS

Corporal, 7536. “C” Company, 12 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 14 September 1916, aged 24. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Horwich. Son of John & Elizabeth, 55 Mary Street West, Horwich. Commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece.

CHARLES HALLEWELL

Private, 44978. 1/5 th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly 454, Army Cyclist Corps). Killed in action 26 October 1917, aged 30. Born: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas Edwin and Sarah Ann Hallewell. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

CECIL H HAMILTON

Sapper, 165694. 15 th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 13 July 1917. Born Alderley Edge. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of John and Mary “Row of Trees”, Alderley Edge. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Commemorated on the Alderley Edge War Memorial.

FRANK HAMILTON

Gunner, 58130. 60 th Battery, 44 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 26 October 1914, aged 27. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Frank & Lavinia, 36 Stoowell Streat , Weaste, Salford. Buried in Ypres Town Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

GEORGE HAMMOND

Private, 26164. 5 th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry (formerly 1827, Sherwood Foresters). Killed in action 16 September 1916, aged 22. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: New Mills. Son of George, 130 Hayfield Road, Birch Vale, Nr Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Presumed to be the G Hammond commemorated on the New Mills War Memorial.

WILLIAM HAMMOND

Private, 9268. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 November 1914, aged 23. Born: Middlesborough. Lived: Gorton. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Ida, 14 Alexandria Road, Gorton, Manchester. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

JOHN HAMPSON

Private, 15371. 8 th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (formerly 17249, Cheshire Regiment). Died of wounds 15 July 1916, aged 28. Born: Gee Cross. Lived: New Mills. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of George & Emma, 8 New Street, New Mills. Buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Presumed to be the J Hampson commemorated on the New Mils War Memorial.

HARRY HANCOCK

Private, 59729. Machine Gun Corps (formerly 29713, South Lancashire Regiment). Died 4 May 1918, aged 32. Born: Marple Bridge. Lived: Sale. Enlisted: Warrington. Son of Jack & Ethel. Husband of Jane, 9 Upper Rice Street, York. Buried at Peshawar and commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on the Delhi Memorial.

Possibly the H Hancock commemorated on the Sale War Memorial.

WILLIAM HANCOCK

Private, 220. 2 nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 29 April 1916, aged 30. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: London. Son of W J & Mrs E Hancock of Marple Bridge. Buried at St Martin’s Churchyard, Marple.

The Stockport Advertiser, in its edition of 15 October 1915, reported he was in Ipswich Hospital with wounds which were causing partial paralysis. There had been signs of improvement and there was hope for a recovery.

FRANK HANDFORD

Rifleman, 8246. 3 rd Battalion, King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died of wounds 10 January 1915, aged 24. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Liverpool. Son of William & Lydia of Stockport. Buried in Bailleul Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

He was the foster child of Mrs Fred Wilson/Woods of 17 Stackgarth,Ogden Lane Rastrick,Brighouse. His Brother Joseph lived at 96 Winifred Road Stockport and another, Sidney, had emigrated to Australia. Employed as a miner in Hartshead. Commemorated on the Hartshead Church War Memorial and the town memorial at Brighouse (where his name is incorrectly spelt as Handforth.

CHARLES EVAN HARBACH

Able Seaman, J/6892. HMS Monmouth, Royal Navy. Died when the ship was sunk at the Battle of Coronel, 1 November 1914, aged 21. Born: Withington. Son of John & Ellen, 13 Westminster Avenue, Reddish. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

Probably the man called Harbach commemorated on the Denton War Memorial whose initials are inscribed G E.

OSCAR GRAHAMSLEY HARDING

Sergeant, 14859. 3 rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards (formerly Cheshire Regiment). Died of wounds 18 August 1916. Born: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of George & Fanny of Levenshulme, Manchester. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No. 1, Somme, France.

CHARLES WILLIAM HARDMAN

Lance Corporal. 50043. 20 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 4 October 1918. Born: Didsbury. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Tincourt New British Cemetery, Somme, France.

JAMES HARDMAN

Sapper, 6441. 3 rd Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 15 December 1916, aged 36. Born: Loughrea, County Galway. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Michael & Julia of Kilreece, Loughrea. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

FRANK HARDWICK

Private, 1812. 1/5 th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27 September 1915, aged 19. Born: Stockport. Lived & enlisted: York. Son of Mrs L McKechnie, 18 Queen’s Road, Immingham. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

ERNEST HARDY

Private, 277196. 2/7 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, attached 199 th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 3 January 1918. Born & lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

FRANK HARDY

Private, 8999. 9 th Battalion (formerly 2 nd Battalion), King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died 30 April 1918. Born: Wilmlsow. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Beatrice, 6 Lindow Terrace, Alderley Edge. Buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France.

Possibly the F A Hardy commemorated on the Wilmslow War Memorial.

GEORGE ROBERT HARGREAVES

Private, 4810. 3 rd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 10 July 1917, aged 47. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Oldham. Husband of Hilda. Buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

JAMES HARGREAVES

Private, 266051. 3 rd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died at sea 4 May 1917. Born: Matlock. Lived: Dukinfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Savona Memorial, Italy.

One of a large party of reinforcements aboard the “Transylvania”, bound for the Salonika theatre of war, when it was torpedoed and sunk off Cape Vado, south of Savona, with the loss of over 400 lives.

Commemorated on the Dukinfield War Memorial.

ABEL FARRER HARRIS

Private, 26386. 1/7 th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 11 October 1918. Born: Shap, Westmoreland. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Cambresis, Nord, France.

BRIDEN HARRIS

Private, 4400. “B” Company, 5 th Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment. Date of death (cause unknown) 6 January 1917, aged 42. Born: Stockport. Son of John & Fanny. Husband of Ellen, 38 Back Cannon Street, Bolton. Buried in St Helens Cemetery.

DONALD HARRISON

Private, 235288. 1/5 th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (formerly 5710, Cheshire Regiment). Died of wounds 21 June 1918. Born: Barrowford, Lancashire. Lived: Nelson. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Mary of Nelson. Buried at Pernes British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

FRED HARRISON

Private, 91852. 5 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1918. Born & lived: Disley. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Houchin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

Commemorated on the Disley War Memorial.

JAMES ANDREW HARRISON

Private, 27906. 2 nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment (formerly 16/40944 King’s Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 16 August 1917. Born: Bisley, Cheshire. Lived: Newtown, Cheshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Somme, France.

JOHN HARRISON

Private, 18479. 12 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 30 August 1917, aged 19. Born: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of John William & Emily Harrison, 168 Bramhall Lane, Davenport, Stockport. Buried Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.

JOHN HARRISON

Shoeing Smith, W/4256. “A” Battery, 119 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 17 April 1918, aged 23. Lived: Tideswell. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr & Mrs Leon Harrison of Tideswell. Buried in Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, Nord, France.

Commemorated on the Tideswell War Memorial.

THOMAS HARRISON (Alias – real name Thomas Allcock)

Corporal, 53060. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (formerly T/30287, Army Service Corps). Born: Heaton Norris. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Phoebe Allcock. Buried in Tannay British Cemetery, Thiennes, Pas de Calais, France.

THOMAS HARRISON

Private, 7460. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 September 1916. Born: Blackpool. Lived: Lytham. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

SAMUEL HARROP

Private, 29023. 49 th Company, Labour Corps (formerly 79294, Durham Light Infantry and 46656, 10 th Labour Company, Lincolnshire Regiment ). Died of wounds 11 September 1917. Born: Glossop. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Husband of Ann Hilda, 21 Market Street, Whaley Bridge. Buried in Gwalia Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Whaley Bridge War Memorial and is possibly the S Harrop commemorated on the Glossop Memorial.

THOMAS HART

Gunner, 16375. 4 th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 10 November 1914, aged 29. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Thomas & Annie of Stockport. Buried in Trois Arbres Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France.

EDWARD HARTE M.M.

Bombardier, 54631. 25 th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 5 February 1917. Born: Knox, County Mayo. Lived: Bramhall. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Brown’s Road Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France.

LEONARD EDGAR HARTLAND

Sergeant, 73805. 23 rd Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (formerly 11082, Cheshire Regiment). Killed in action 26 August 1918. Born: Ladywood, Warwickshire. Lived: Birmingham. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr & mrs Andrew Hartland, Gravelly Hill, Birmingham. Buried in Buscon British Cemetery, Italy.

VINCENT FROUD HASKELL

Private, 9831. 2 nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 October 1915, aged 22. Born: West Didsbury. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mrs Matha L Haskell, 13 Lyth Street, Withington, Manchester. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

JOHN HASLAM

Private, 4364. 5 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 21 April 1916. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Bury. Buried in Millford Cemetery, Witley, Surrey.

SAM HASSALL

Private, 240719. 1/6 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 6 October 1917. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Rochdale. Buried in Ramscapelle Road Military Cemetery, Nieuwpoort, Belgium.

JAMES H HATTERSLEY

Driver, T4/055599. 20 th Reserve Park, Army Service Corps. Died 28 January 1917, aged 40. Born: Hyde. Lived & enlisted: Lancaster. Son of J & F E Hattersley of Stockport. Husband of Fanny, 12 Windmill Street, Lancaster. Buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.

THOMAS HATTON

Corporal, 575768. 130 th Company, Labour Corps (formerly 711483, 3 rd/3 rd East Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field Artillery). Date of death (cause unknown) 27 March 1920, aged 40. Husband of Martha, 1 Clement Street, Heaton Norris. Buried in Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport.

WILLIAM HATTON

Private, 30627. 8 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 24 November 1917, aged 21. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Son of Isaac & Martha, 4 Society Street, Stockport. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Previously worked at Craven’s Leather Works.

RICHARD HAWTIN

Private, 20293. 12 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment. Died of wounds 5 September 1916. Born: Cheadle. Lived: Salford. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-le-Sec, Somme, France.

HARRY HAYES

Private, SP/4327. 24 th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 6 December 1917, aged 20. Born: Horwich. Lived & enlisted: Manchester. Son of John & Ellen, 282 Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France.

JAMES WILLIAM HAYES

Private, 242433. 1/5 th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born: Disley. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

CLIFFORD HAZELDINE

Private, 681234. 75 th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Presumed killed in action 30 September 1918, aged 22. Son of Ernest & Catherine, 356 Buxton Road, Great Moor, Stockport. Commemorated on the Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

GEORGE HEALD

Private, 26729. 20 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1916. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JAMES HEAP

Lance Corporal, 8646. 17 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died, as a prisoner of war, 29 August 1918. Born: Hyde. Lived: Heaton Mersey. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Chambieres French National Cemetery, Metz, Moselle, France.

NATHAN PEARSON HEAP

Private, 57159. 1/6 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 27 March 1918. Born & lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

ARTHUR HEATHCOTE

Private, M/348580. Grove Park Motor Transport Depot, Army Service Corps. Died 9 February 1918. Born, lived & enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mrs Ophelia Heathcote. Husband of Emily, 15 Lord Street, Stockport. Buried in Greenwich Cemetery, London.

ARTHUR C HEATHCOTE

Private, 240344. 2/6 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 27 September 1917. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Kettleshulme. Buried in Wieltje Farm Cemetery, Sint Jan, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Kettleshulme War Memorial.

ARTHUR EDWARD HEELEY

Private, 2637. 1/6 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 September 1915, aged 21. Son of Arthur & Elizabeth, 4 Norbreck Avenue, Chorlton-cum-Hardy (and previously of Cheadle Hulme). Believed to be buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey and commemorated by the War Graves Commission on a special Memorial there.

Reported to have been shot by a sniper.

EDWARD DOUGLAS HELME

Corporal, 7906. Calais Deport, Royal Army Ordnance Corps. Date of death (cause unknown) 30 January 1919, aged 30. Son of Simeon & Mary, “Hope Dene”, Marple Bridge. Buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France.

Commemorated on the Mellor War Memorial.

THOMAS HENRY

Private, 10191. 1 st Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment. Killed in action 19 May 1915. Born: Stockport. Lived: Royton. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

THOMAS HENSHALL

Private, 52592. 11 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 13 August 1917. Born: Poynton. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper. Belgium.

Commemorated on the Poynton War Memorial.

WILLIAM HENTHORNE

Corporal, 735810. 289 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23 March 1918. Born: Hollinwood. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France.

ELIAS HEYWOOD

Lance Sergeant, 6307. 2 nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Born: Reddish. Lived: Gorton. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

ERNEST LEOPOLD HIBBERT

Private, 267503. 16 th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 11 July 1916. Born: Bradford, Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of James & Ruth of Manchester. Husband of May Hardaker (formerly Hibbert), “Holmdene”, Durbar Avenue, Coventry. Buried in Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Nord, France.

Worked as a hairdresser.

HERBERT HIBBERT

Private, 26759. 7 th Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster) Regiment. Died of wounds 28 July 1917. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Buried in Audenshaw Cemetery.

Commemorated on the Audenshaw War Memorial.

HUBERT HIBBERT

Lance Corporal, S/11166. 1 st Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders. Died of wounds 28 February 1917. Born: Birch Vale, Derbyshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Joseph & Annie, Birch Villas, Birch Vale. Buried at Shaikh Saad Old Cemetery, Iraq and commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission at Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

Presumed to be the H Hibbert commemorated on the New Mills War Memorial.

PERCY HIBBERT

Private, 5671. 12 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 3 January 1916. Born: Stockport. Lived: Hayfield. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Menin Road South Military Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Hayfield War Memorial.

DENNIS MIDDLETON HICKS

Private, 10407. 18 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born: Gatley. Lived: Chorlton. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

WILLIAM EDWIN HIGGINBOTTOM

Private, 17922. 19 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Born: Barrow in Furness. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

MARTIN HIGGINS

Private, 555. 1 st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Born: Kilmovee, County Mayo. Lived: Ballagadehreen, County Mayo. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

ARTHUR HILL

Private, 164041. Machine Gun Corps (previously 203939, South Lancashire Regiment). Date of death (cause unknown) 13 February 1919, aged 29. Son of James & Jessie, 20 Westminster Avenue, Reddish. Commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India.

ARNOLD HILL

Bombardier, 735907. “D” Battery, 26 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 3 November 1917, aged 23. Born: Whaley Bridge. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Benjamin & Elizabeth, “Brierfield”, Macclesfield Road, Whaley Bridge. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Whaley Bridge War Memorial.

JOHN HILL

Private, 70588. 2 nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 18 April 1918. Born & enlisted: Whaley Bridge. Lived: Stockport. Buried in Westouter Churchyard, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Whaley Bridge War Memorial.

JOSEPH HILL

Private, 15886. 1 st Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Died of wounds 30 April 1918. Born & lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Hyde. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

JOSIAH HILL

Private, 58429. 9 th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died of wounds 3 October 1918. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

ROBERT EDWARD HILL

Private, 16489. 10 th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 3 October 1916. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Doncaster. Buried in Netley Military Cemetery, Hampshire.

THOMAS HILL

Private, 1427. “D” Company, 1/5 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 7 June 1915, aged 19. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Bury. Son of Allan & Ann, 91 Chesham New Road, Bury. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

THOMAS HILL

Private, 2976. 1 st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 June 1915. Born: Stockport. Lived: Liverpool. Enlisted: Fleetwood. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

WILLIAM HILL

Sapper, 217526. 227 th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 30 March 1918. Born: Tideswell, Derbyshire. Lived: New Mills. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Presumed to be the W Hill commemorated on the New Mills War Memorial.

WILLIAM HILL

Private, 8749. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 October 1914. Born: Ashton on Mersey. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Charles & Annie, Blea Tarn Cottage, Quernmore, Lancaster. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

A regular soldier who enlisted in 1910.

WILLIAM HENRY HILL

Private, 3/7068. 2 nd Battalion, Devonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 March 1915, aged 17. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Plymouth. Son of Henry & Bertha, 28 St Andrew’s Street, Plymouth. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

HECTOR ALLEN HILTON

Lance Sergeant, 19411. 21 st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action between 10 January and 12 January 1917. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Beaumont-Ha mel British Cemetery, Somme, France.

KENNETH HINCHLIFFE

Private, 29318. 8 th Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 23 August 1918, aged 18. Born: Pennistone, Yorkshire. Lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Lancaster. Son of Walter & Lucy, 6 Befield Road, Reddish. Buried in Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

OLIVER ASHOVER HIND

Trooper, 1552. 1 st Australian Light Horse. Date of death (cause unknown) 3 November 1917, aged 33. Born: Heaton Norris. Son of Oliver & Emily, “Spaldrick”, Port Erin, Isle of Man. Buried in Beersheba War Cemetery, Israel.

ROBERT BERESFORD HIND

Private, 1544. “D” Company, 1/6 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 11 December 1915, aged 21. Born: Derby. Lived: Cheadle Heath. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Robert Anderson Hind and Sarah Hind, 149 Cheadle Old Road, Cheadle Heath. Believed to be buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey and commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission on a special memorial there.

One of the Battalion’s stretcher bearers. Educated at Victoria Park Council School, Stretford then went, on a scholarship, to Manchester Grammar School in September 1908. Known as Beresford.

DENNIS HINES

Acting Bombardier, 85. 33 rd Company, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 8 June 1915. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Liverpool. Buried at St Peter’s RC Cemetery, Lytham.

FRANK HINES

Private, 12260. 1 st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 15 July 1917. Born: Stockport. Lived: Oldham. Enlisted: Hollinwood. Buried in Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium,

THOMAS HOCKEY

Private, 3794. 3 rd Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action between 22 July 1916 and 27 July 1916. Commemorated on the Villers-Bretonneaux Memorial. Somme, France

Thomas Hockey’s connection with the Stockport area is known only through and “In Memoriam” notice published by the Stockport Express in its edition on 19 July 1917. The notice was placed by his father, mother, sisters and a brother (then serving in France).

FRED HODGSON

Private, 29677. 6 th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment (formerly 31018, Sherwood Foresters). Killed in action 27 September 1917. Born: Eyam, Derbyshire. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Son of George, Hayfield Road, Birch Vale, Nr. Stockport. Buried in Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Hayfield War Memorial.

STANLEY HODGSON

Private, 1178. 1/7 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4 June 1915. Born: Sale. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of John and Hannah. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

THOMAS HODSON

Sapper, WR/100611. 8 th Railway Company, Royal Engineers. Date of death (cause unknown) 29 August 1920. Husband of Ethel, 101 Claremont Road, Stockport. Buried in Les Baraques Military Cemetery, Sangatte, Pas de Calais, France.

EDWARD HOGAN

Private/Drummer, 9696. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1914. Born: Birkenhead. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Wiheries Communal Cemetery, Dour, Belgium.

Possibly the E Hogan commemorated on the Birkenhead War Memorial.

FRED HOLBROOK

Able Seaman, J27507. Royal Navy. Died: 3 April 1918, aged 20. Born & lived: Stockport. Place of burial unknown but presumed to be in the Stockport area.

Enlisted September 1915 with the rank of “Boy”. Served until 27 February 1918 when he was medically discharged suffering from “Neurasthenia – hysterical seizures”. Most of his service had been aboard battle cruiser HMS Europa.

Died at 80 Aberdeen Crescent, Stockport of acute pneumonia. His sister, Alice, was present when he died and registered the death. As the cause of his death was unconnected with his naval service, he is not entitled to be commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission.

EDWARD HOLDEN

Private, 85640. 29 th Battalion, Durham Light Infantry (formerly 3/32709, Cheshire Regiment). Killed in action 4 October 1918, aged 30. Born: North Marston, Buckinghamshire. Lived: Chorlton-on-Medlock. Enlisted: Stockport.

Son of Edward & Elizabeth of North Marston. Buried at Kandahar Farm Cemetery, Heuvelland, Belgium.

Commemorated on the North Marston War Memorial, as his younger brother, Arthur.

BERNARD HOLT

Private, 46697. 2 nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1917, aged 37. Born: Heaton Norris. Lived: Altrincham. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of F W & M Holt. Husband of Lily, 37 Shaw Road, South Shore, Blackpool. Buried in Nieuwpoort Communal Cemetery, Belgium.

HERBERT HOLT

Private, 266012. 11 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 2 August 1917, aged 18. Born & lived: Hyde. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Alfred & Sarah Ann, 75 Muslin Street, Hyde. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

OSWALD HOLT

Private, 20584. 15 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born: Radcliffe. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Salford. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JOSEPH HOOLEY

Private, 76900. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1918. Born: Poynton. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Commemorated on the Poynton War Memorial.

ERNEST JASPER HOPKINS

Gunner, 735663. “D” Battery, 250 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 3 October 1918. Born: Northwich. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

Possibly the E Hopkins commemorated on the Northwich War Memorial.

JAMES HOPKINS

Assistant Steward, 919843. HMS Stephen Furness, Mercantile Marine Reserve. Drowned as a result of enemy action 13 December 1917, aged 44. Son of Patrick & Margaret of Stockport. Husband of Elizabeth, 50 Waterloo Road, New Brighton, Cheshire (formerly of 13 Beauchamp Place, Stockport). Buried in Douglas Cemetery, Isle of Man.

HMS Stephen Furness was and armed boarding steamer, torpedoed by German submarine UB 64, with the loss of 99 crew members. The Stockport Express, in its edition of 27 December 1917, reported that James’ body had been washed ashore at Port Erin, Isle of Man on 15 December and that his body was buried, with military honours on the 22 nd. The report mentions that this was his last voyage before an expected period of home leave.

NORMAN HOPWOOD

2 nd Lieutenant. 15 th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 23 October 1918, aged approximately 21. Son of William & Martha Hopwood, “Oakfield”, Barrow, Blackburn. Born: Marple. Buried in St Aubert British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Father had been and assistant manager at Strines Printworks and a member of the Marple Urban District Council. Norman had been studying dentistry before enlisting. His older brother, Charles, served as a Captain in the Royal Army Medical Corps in India.

SAMUEL HORTON

Private, 29639. 3 rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 11 April 1917, aged 22. Born: Runcorn. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of John & Frances, 56 Cross Street, Middleton. Buried in Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

JULIAM EMMANUEL HOTZNER

Private, 17736. 2 nd Battalion, Hampshire Regiment. Killed in action 18 October 1916. Born: Battersea. Lived: Gatley. Enlisted: Alton, Hampshire.

Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

OLBIN HOUGHTON

Company Sergeant Major, 5303. 4 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Date of death (cause unknown) 15 September 1917, aged 40. Born: Stockport. Lived: Liskeard, Cheshire. Husband of Elizabeth, Drill Hall, Liskeard and, later, of 38 Urnson Road, Wallasey.

Joined the 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment as a regular soldier in 1896. In 1911, moved to Liskeard as instructor to the lWallasey company of the 4 th (Territorial) Battalion. Went to Egypt in September 1914, as an instructor for the 42 nd Division, returning to Liskeard in March 1915. Died at Town Hall Military Hospital, Seacombe.

SAMUEL HOUGHTON

Private, 29359. 3 rd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 11 April 1917, aged 38. Buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

He was found dead on a sandhill, near his training camp at Blundellsands, to the north of Liverpool.

His home was at Churchgate, Stockport but he had been separated from his wife for about six months. He joined the army in January 1917 and, on 3 April, was given home leave before going overseas. It was reported that “He went to Stockport and on April 10 th sent to his wife asking to see his children. She took them to the house and remained to tea with him. He was strange in his manner and took off his watch which he gave to his son saying “Be a good lad to your mother”. He kissed the children and said “goodbye” and returned to camp”.

He was found next by Pte Fred Finney. On the right side of his throat was a large open wound and a bloodstained razor was lying by his side. He had left a note “Forgive me, mother, for this and may God have mercy on a broken hearted lad”.

JAMES HENRY HOWARTH

Private, 38462. 23 rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1917. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WILLIAM HOWARTH

Private, 285235. 13 th Battalion, Welsh Regiment (formerly 4823, Cheshire Regiment). Killed in action 21 July 1917, aged 27. Born & lived: Disley. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Sarah Howarth, 49 Meadow Lane, Disley. Buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Disley War Memorial.

CHARLES HOWELL

Sergeant, 3/9833. 1 st Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 April 1915, aged 40. Born: Leeds. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Mr & Mrs Howell of Leeds. Husband of Mary Ellen, 3 Chapel Street, Hazel Grove. Buried in Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

PERCY HOWELLS

Private, G/96094. 19 th Battalion, London Regiment (formerly 89931 Royal Flyng Corps). Died of wounds 31 August 1918, aged 19. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Farnborough, Hampshire. Son of Howard & Martha, 340 Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel. Buried in Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France.

FREDERICK HOWKINS

Gunner, 136423. “D” Battery, 47 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Date of death (cause unknown) 5 July 1917, aged 28. Born: Birmingham. Son of Edwin & Anne. Husband of Elsie, “Wyndgates”, Elm Grove, Rhyl. Buried in Irish House Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

Lived with his wife at Marple View, London Road, Hazel Grove.

ALBERT EDWARD HOYLE

Private, 242448. 1/6 th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 June 1917, aged 20. Born: Peak Forest. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Chapel-en-le-Frith. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France.

EDWIN HUBBARD

Signalman, Mersey Z/1332. HMS “ Flint”, Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Date of death (cause unknown) 26 October 1916, aged 28. Son of F R Hubbard and Mrs M E Hubbard, 241 Stockport Road, Cheadle Heath. Commemorated on the Plymouth Naval Memorial.

FRANCIS JOHN HUBBARD

Sapper, 81405. 200 th Field Company (attached 30 th Division Signal Company), Royal Engineers. Killed in action 12 April 1918, aged 22. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived Cheadle Heath. Son of Francis Richard Hubbard and Mary Emily Hubbard, “Grassmere”, 241 Stockport Road, Cheadle heath. Buried in Duhallow A.D.S. Cemetery, Ieper, Belgum.

ALBERT HUDSON

Gunner, 97489. 111 th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 26 August 1917, aged 32. Born & enlisted: Bolton. Lived: Stockport. Son of George & Nancy, Arden Arms Hotel, Millgate, Stockport. Buried in The Huts Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

ALFRED HUDSON M.M.

Private, 45772. 15 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 29 September 1918, aged 30. Born: Gatley. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr & Mrs Hudson, 100 Styal Road, Gatley. Husband of Annie, 59 Brook Lane, Alderley Edge. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Had been overseas for two years. Officer wrote saying he had been wounded and taken to the dressing station when it was hot by a shell. Awarded the Military Medal – date unknown.

Possibly the A Hudson commemorated on the Alderley Edge War Memorial.

JOHN HENRY HUDSON

Private, 12112. 9 th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 2 March 1916. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Skipton. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

ARTHUR HUGHES

Private, 75788. 1/5 th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (formerly 291624, Welsh Regiment). Died 3 December 1918, aged 20. Born: Runcorn. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mr & Mrs J Hughes, 37 River Street, Stockport. Buried in Niederzwheren Cemetery, Germany.

EDMUND LAWRENCE HUGHES

Acting Second Corporal, 83518. 38 th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died 26 August 1917, aged 49. Born: Newcastle under Lyne. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Husband of Hannah, 3 Curate Street, Stockport. Buried in Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece.

BENJAMIN HULME

Private, 27962. 6 th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 May 1917. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Northampton. Buried in Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais. France.

HARRY HULME

Private, 5005. 1/5 th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 2 September 1916. Born & lived: Ashton under Lyne. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

Presumably the Harry Hulme commemorated on the Ashton under Lyne War Memorial.

NORMAN ROLAND HULME

Private. 751. 37 th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Presumed to have been killed in action 4 October 1917, aged 25. Born: Stockport. Son of Charles & Margaret. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

THOMAS HULME

Lance Corporal, 17345. 10 th Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 September 1917. Born & enlisted: Bolton. Lived: Cheadle Heath.

Buried in Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, Nord, France.

WILLIAM HUMPHREYS

Private, 50393. 2 nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Died 24 December 1917, aged 19. Born: Didsbury. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Ellen, 14 Davenport Cresecent, Stockport. Buried in Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Vaulx-Vraicourt, Pas de Calais, France.

Educated at Buxton College & Manchester Grammar School. Worked for father at Stavert, Zigomala & Co, Manchester – a firm of cotton traders. Member of Stockport Lacrosse Club.

The Colonel commanding the Battalion wrote saying William was a scout and reports he had seen of his character were the best he had seen and he had been considering recommending William for a commission.

Possibly the man commemorated on the War Memorial at St George’s Church, Stockport.

ERIC HUMPHRIES

Private, 235245. 7 th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 20 July 1917, aged 19. Born: Stockport. Lived: Thornaby-on-Tees. Enlisted: Stockton. Son of Mary Jane Humphries, 73 Cobden Street, Thornaby on Tees. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais.

VINCENT HURLEY

Private, 350770. 2/9 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917, aged 34. Born: Reddish. Lived: Denton. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Son of Patrick & Margaret. Husband of Helen. Buried in Tyne Cot Cemetery, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Denton War Memorial.

CHARLES HURST

Sergeant, 35333. 11 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1918. Born: Stockport. Lived & enlisted: Denton. Husband of Mrs L O Hurst, 17 Elizabeth Street, Denton. Buried in Naves Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France

Commemorated on the Denton War Memorial.

JOHN KELSALL HUTCHINSON

Corporal, 17454. 7 th Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Born: Stockport. Lived: Swanwick, Hampshire. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JOHN HUXLEY

Private, 42276. 1/4 th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment (formerly 64987, Welsh Regiment). Killed in action 27 May 1918, aged 18. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Son of John & Ada, 23 Heath Crescent, Stockport. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

Born on 9 March 1899. Member of St George’s Lads’ Drill Company.

The parents of one his comrades, Maurice Hinchcliffe, wrote to his aunt and uncle telling them what had happened. “From what Maurice says, they were heavily engaged somewhere in the Champagne District and, Huxley, along with four officers, for whom he was acting as clerk, were stationed in a certain dug-out, when a large shell from the enemy struck the roof of the dug-out. He says that every possible effort was made to extricate the men but all to no purpose and as the enemy came on in overwhelming numbers, they had to give up in despair. Maurice says that had they been successful in their effort, there could not have been any possible chance of the poor men being alive….”

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

 
   
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