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SYDNEY THOMAS LAFBERY

Private, 25186. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 26 August 1918. Born: Crayford, Kent. Lived: Leeds. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Martha, 21 Dorrington Road, Carlton Hill, Leeds. Buried in Rumaucourt German Cemetery but, after the War, his grave could not be found. He is now commemorated, by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, on a special memorial at Vis-en-Artois Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France.

Possibly the S Lafbery commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

JAMES LAFFIN

Corporal, 2812. 1 st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 21 March 1915, aged 49. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Husband of Helen, 34 Fenn Street, Hulme, Manchester. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

JAMES WILLIAM LAMB

Private, 5226. 2 nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 1 July 1915, aged 23. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Mr & Mrs William Lamb of Sale. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Sale War Memorial.

JOSEPH LAMB

Lieutenant, 4/511. New Zealand Engineers. Died of wounds 20 June 1916, aged 24. Born: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Sarah of Roslyn, Dunedin, New Zealand. Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France.

The Lambs had emigrated from Stockport to New Zealand in about 1901. Joseph enlisted into the army on 21 August 1914 and served at Gallipoli and Egypt. At the time of his death, he was acting as the Signals Officer at Brigade Headquarters. He had just returned from a airborne reconnaissance mission when he was wounded on 19 June (reportedly his 24 th birthday) and died the next day.

EDWARD LAMBETH M.M.

Private, 12677. 9 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 March 1918, aged 30. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Susannah Drabble (formerly Lambeth), 12 Stringers Place, Stockport. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

WILLIAM EDWARD LANCASHIRE

Corporal, 2598. 1/4 th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 13 October 1915, aged 20. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Leicester. Son of Fred & Sarah Ann, 111 Wilberforce Road, Leicester. Commemorated on the Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

CHARLES WILLIAM LATHAM

Private, 30624. 1/4 th Battalion, North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1918. Born: Northwich. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Husband of Mrs A Davies (formerly Latham), 28 Broadway, Barnton, Northwich. Buried in Beuvry Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France.

Commemorated at Winnington on the Memorial to the employees of Brunner Mond Ltd who died during the War.

FERGUS NORMAN WILKINSON LATHAM

Private, SE/22624. 2 nd Veterinary Hospital, Army Veterinary Corps. Died 22 October 1916. Born: Bolton. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William Henry Latham & Mary Jane Latham of Bolton. Buried in Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.

An Associate of the Institute of Chartered Accountants.

MICHAEL LAVIN

Private, 18507. 3 rd Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 9 March 1916. Born: Swinford, County Mayo. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in St Andrew’s Cemetery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

THOMAS LAWLESS

Private, 195. 2 nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 12 October 1915. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester.

At the time of writing (August 2008), Thomas Lawless is not commemorated by the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and his place of burial is unknown. Documentary evidence of his death is buried sought and will be submitted to the Commission in due course with a request that he be considered for inclusion on the country’s Debt of Honour Register.

JOHN LAWSON

Private, 6639. 16 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916, aged 41. Born: Newcastle on Tyne. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Hugh & Catherine. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

ROBERT LEACH

Private, 43608. 7 th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 28 October 1918. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France.

FRED LEE

Private, 9391. 1 st Battalion, Devonshire Regiment (formerly 9227, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 30 October 1914. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Bath. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

FREDERICK A LEE

Private, 95214. 1 st Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment (formerly 48657, Bedfordshire Regiment). Killed in action 29 September 1918. Born: Alcester, Worcestershire. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Worcester. Commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

G LEE

Private, S/9273. Royal Army Ordnance Corps, Basra. Date of death (cause unknown) 18 June 1920, aged 29. Son of Mr & Mrs J Lee, 225 Chestergate, Stockport. Buried in North Gate Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq.

HAROLD LEE

Private, 17602. 1 st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died of wounds 7 August 1915. Born: Maisden, Yorkshire. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: London. Buried in Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, Helles, Turkey.

ERNEST LEECH

Private, 22162. 10 th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds 4 October 1918, aged 29. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth, Buxton Road, Furness Vale. Buried in Doingt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

Presumed to be the E Leech commemorated on the Furness Vale War Memorial.

JAMES LEECH

Private, 16060. 12 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 November 1917. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece.

JOHN LEECH

Private, 52009. 17 th Battalion, King’s ( Liverpool) Regiment. Killed in action 20 December 1917. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived: Stockport. Buried in Hooge Crater Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

JOSEPH LEECH

Lance Corporal, 10108. 10 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 21 July 1917, aged 26. Born: Hyde. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of George, 2 Ellen Street, Godley. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Possibly the Joseph Leech commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

JOHN M LEGGE

Lance Corporal, 14050. 9 th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 9 August 1915. Born: Marple. Lived: Leicester. Enlisted: Chesterfield. Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Turkey.

JOSEPH LEIGH

Gunner, 34358. “Y”, 29 th Trench Mortar Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 29 June 1916. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Hyde. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WILLIAM LEIGH

Corporal, 130074. 1 st Special Company, Royal Engineers (formerly32735, Cheshire Regiment). Killed in action 22 August 1917, aged 32. Born: Northenden. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Peter & Grace. Buried in Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, Nieuwpoort, Belgium.

GEORGE FREDERICK LESSONS

Lance Corporal, 23563. 1 st Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Killed in action 7 September 1918, aged 34. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Northampton.

Husband of Ethel, 30 Palin Street, Nottingham. Buried in Eterpigny British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

A professional footballer.

GEORGE RAMSDEN LEVER

Private, 46705. 2 nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 5 June 1918, aged 35. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Son of Thomas & Alice, “Hillcrest”, Mauldeth Road, Heaton Mersey. Buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.

EVAN LEWIS

Private, 265588. 11 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 26 May 1918. Born: Openshaw, Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

HARRY LEWIS

Private, 18396. 10 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1916. Born: Hazel Grove. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JOHN LEWIS

Lance Corporal, 9715. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born: Liverpool. Lived: Levenshulme. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

JOHN LILLEY

Private, 27232. 16 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 15 June 1917. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Oldham. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

SAMUEL LINDLEY

Private, 25703. 22 nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 26 October 1917. Born: Stockport. Lived: Rochdale. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

JAMES WILLIAM ASHPITAL

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

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

FREDERICK LINNEY

Gunner, 102728. 202 nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Date of death (cause unknown) 8 August 1920, aged 38. Son of Samuel & Esther of 7 Ward Street, Stockport. Husband of Lily, The Hollies, Clayton Bridge, Manchester. Buried in Failsworth Cemetery.

Married Lily Burkhall in 1907 but may have been separated as he is reported to have lived with his brother, Harold, at 112 Moorland Street, Stockport.

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

WILLIAM LINNEY

Gunner, 296854. 2 nd/1 st (North Midland) Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 6 September 1917, aged 40. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Mrs M A Linney. Husband of Mary A Linney, 5 Mount Pleasant, Heaton Norris. Buried in Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

ALBERT LITTLEWOOD

Private, 25270. 2 nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 25 May 1915, aged 33. Born: Dukinfield. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Annie Love (formerly Littlewood), 25 Peel Street, Dukinfield. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

ALBERT LLOYD

Corporal, 16697. 19 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Cardiff. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

JOHN WILLIAM LLOYD

Private, 54259. 10 th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 13 November 1916, aged 29. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Ruabon. Son of Mrs Annie Lloyd. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

VINCENT LLOYD

Private, 16291. 15 th Company, Machine Gun Corps (formerly 24648, Cheshire Regiment). Killed in action 30 June 1917. Born: Dudley. Lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

CHRISTOPHER LOCKWOOD

Corporal, 2920. 58 th Battalion, Australian Imperial Force. Killed in action 25 September 1917, aged 22. Fourth son of Alfred & Ada, 5 Cecil Street, Whitworth Park, Manchester.

Understood to have been born in Cheadle and attended Haw Bank School there. Then educated at St Edmund’s College, Old Hale, Hertfordshire until he was 17 when he went to Australia. Worked for 18 months on a sheep station in New South Wales before going to work at a fruit farm with his brother, Lawrence. Both men joined up at the outbreak of War. Lawrence had been wounded and invalided back to Australia.

JAMES LOGAN

Private, 33313. 8 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 16 January 1917. Born & lived: Disley. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

Commemorated on the Disley War Memorial.

FRED LOMAS

Private, 6781. 1 st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 26 July 1916. Born: New Mills. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Commemorated on the Basra Memorial, Iraq.

Possibly the F Lomas commemorated on the New Mills War Memorial.

FRED LOMAS

Private, 38084. 11 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France.

HERBERT LOMAS

Private, 37107. 2 nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (formerly 46421, North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 12 October 1916. Born & enlisted: New Mills. Lived: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

JAMES LONGSON

Lance Corporal, 41712. 4 th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. No known grave so presumed to have been killed in action 29 September 1917, aged 35. Son of Joseph. Husband of Bertha, 2 Oak Avenue, Heaton Moor. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

SAMUEL LONGSON

Rifleman, S/14284. 7th Battalion, Rifle Brigade. Killed in action 21 March 1918, aged 27. Born: Stockport. Lived: Middleton. Enlisted: Bury. Son of Samuel & Ann, 156 Oldham Road, Middleton. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.

FRED LORD

Private, 235066. 1st Battalion, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Date of death (cause unknown) 2 April 1918. Son of Fred & Selina. Husband of Clara, 6 Winterton Road, Reddish. Commemorated on a special memorial at Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy, Pas de Calais and known to be buried nearby.

JOHN THOMAS LORD

Private, 15617. 6th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Died 17 January 1916, aged 38. Born & lived: Countesthorpe, Leicestershire. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of John and Annof Countesthrope. Husband of Penelope Mary Herbert (formerly Lord), Cromwell Villas, Wigston Street, Countesthorpe. Buried in Countesthorpe Cemetery.

Commemorated on the Countesthorpe War Memorial.

JOSEPH LORD

Corporal, 63857. 101st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 5 July 1918. Born & lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

REGINALD HOLLAS LORD M.C.

Captain. “B” Battery, 245th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 25 November 1918. Born: Heaton Moor. Son of Samuel & Evelyn, “Foxwood”, Park Road, Hale. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France.

Awarded the Military Cross – date unknown.

Commemorated on the Hale War Memorial and a Memorial at Chester Cathedral commemorating Territorial soldiers of the Royal Field Artillery.

HARRY LOUGHLER

Private, 10164. 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 29 January 1916, aged 41. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Son of Mrs Pauline Loughler, 20 Offerton Lane, Stockport. Buried in Suzanne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France.

WILLIAM LOVESAY

Gunner, 92092. 133rd Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 1 April 1918, aged 30. Born: Ringway, Cheshire. Lived: Cheadle. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Mary of Heyhead. Husband of Ethel of Heyhead. Buried in Doullens Communal Cemetery No. 1, Somme, France.

Commemorated on the Memorial at Hey Head and the Memorial inside St Wilfrid’s Church, Northenden.

HAROLD FIELDING LOWCOCK

Private, 35435. 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 17 February 1917, aged 21. Born: Rochdale. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Benjamin, 75 Winifred Road, Stockport. Commemorated on the Ploegstreet Memorial, Comines-Warneton. Belgium.

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

HARRY LOWE

Gunner, 736113. 55th Battery, 33rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 22 November 1917. Buried in Vlamertinghe New Miltiary Cemetery, Belgium.

His married sisters, Gladys and Maria, lived respectively at 446 Buxton Road, Hazel Grove and 52 Lake Street, Great Moor, Stockport.

HENRY LOWE

Lance Corporal, 2215. 1/5th Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 1 July 1916, aged 38. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Derby. Husband of Mrs H Lowe, 2 Museum Row, Derby. Buried in Focquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

NATHAN EDWIN LOWE

Lance Corporal, 300939. 1/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 6 November 1918. Born: Leyland. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Buried in Hargnies Communal Cemetery, Nord, France.

SYDNEY CHARLES LOWICK

Private, 52543. 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died, 22 October 1918, aged 25. Born: Hull. Enlisted: Stockport. Presumably a prisoner of war, he was buried in Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerp, Belgium.

CHARLES LOWTH D.C.M, Croix de Guerre (France)

Company Sergeant Major, 14634. 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 25 December 1917. Born: Ardwick. Lived: Levenshulme. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Grevillers British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

The citation for the award of the Distinguished Conduct Medal was published in the London Gazette, 14 August 1917. It is second only to the Victoria Cross. “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He showed exceptional judgement and dash in clearing parties of the enemy out of shell holes and gun emplacements during an advance. Throughout the operation he set a splendid example of courage to his men.”

JAMES LYNCH

Private, 29037. 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 14 December 1917. Born: Oldham. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium.

 
   
   
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