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GEORGE PACKWOOD

Able Seaman, Mersey Z/247. Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Date of death (cause unknown) 26 May 1915, aged 21. Born: Stockport. Son of William & Annie, 12 Edith Road, Seacombe, Wallasey. Buried in Port Said War Cemetery, Egypt.

Commemorated on the Wallasey War Memorial.

PERCY PAGE

Driver, 1793. 6 th Brigade, Australian Field Artillery. Killed in action 18 September 1917, aged 25. Son of Joseph James Page & Jane Page, 6 Severy Street, West Didsbury, Manchester.

Emigrated at the beginning of 1913. Understood to have spent early life in Heaton Moor.

ALBERT PAITON

Private, 52939. “E” Company,1/8 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 14 July 1918, aged 19. Born & lived: Burnley. Enlisted: Preston. Son of Ernest & Annie of Stockport. Buried in Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France.

MORNINGTON PALEY

Private, 109059. 1 st Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 25 April 1918. Born: Bramley, Yorkshire. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France

JOE PARKER

Private, 3783. 2/6 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 17 February 1915, aged 22. Born: Hyde. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Gertrude, 55 Brook Street, Hyde. Buried in Gee Cross Chapelyard, Hyde.

Possibly the Joseph Parker commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

ALFRED VINCENT PARKIN

Private, 48896. 10 th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (formerly 203886, Middlesex Regiment). Killed in action 25 August 1918, aged 38. Enlisted: Stockport. Husband of Emma L Parkin, Fernlea, Moss Lane, Bramhall. Buried in Adanac Military Cemetery, Miraumont, Somme, France.

Commemorated on the Poynton War Memorial.

CLARENCE PARKINSON

Corporal, 220669. Royal Air Force. Date of death (pneumonia) 23 February 1919, aged 31. Son of Mr R N Parkinson, Stanneylands, Styal. Husband of May, 76 London Road, Hazel Grove. Buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

Was a mill owner in Manchester before the War.

JOE PARKINSON

Private, 10328. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 7 June 1915, aged 17. Born & lived: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Ada Parkinson, 62 Burleigh Road South, Liverpool. Buried in Dickebusch New Military Cemetery, Dikkebus, Belgium.

THOMAS PARSONS

Private, 7233. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 12 November 1914, aged 29. Born: Gorton. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Joseph & Elizabeth, Great Jackson Street, West Gorton, Manchester. Husband of Mrs S Bayle (formerly Parsons), 15 Queen’s Street, Millom, Cumberland. Commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ieper, Belgium.

WILLIAM PARTRIDGE

Private, 15158. 10 th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 2 August 1917. Born & enlisted: Swansea. Lived: Stockport. Husband of E J Partridge, 111 Chatham Street, Edgeley. Buried in Welsh Cemetery, Boezinge, Belgium.

SYDNEY MARTIN PEARCE

Major. Royal Air Force (attached 4 th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment). Date of death (cause unknown) 6 December 1918, aged 28. Born: Leicester. Son of Edwin & Laura of Glebe Lodge, Heaton Moor. Buried in St Thomas’ Churchyard, Winchelsea.

DERRICK PEARSON

Corporal, 40384. 20 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (formerly 2053, Cheshire Yeomanry). Killed in action 20 October 1918, aged 22. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived: Stockport. Younger son of Mr & Mrs James Pearson, Heathbank, Davenport Park, Stockport. Buried in Pommereuil British Cemetery, Nord, France.

Joined the Cheshire Yeomanry at 19, before transferring to the Manchesters. His older brother, Alan, also served and was wounded on three occasions.

DOUGLAS PEARSON

Corporal, 6845. 6 th Battalion, King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 3 June 1918, aged 22. Born: Carlisle. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Adopted son of Frances Pearson, Pinfold Farm, Pinfold Lane, Romiley. Buried in Meteren Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

Previously connected with the Reddish Congregational Church and its Sunday School. Worked for the Belsize Motor Company, Clayton Manchester. Enlisted 8 August 1914.

Frances Pearson is listed by the War Graves Commission as his next of kin and was living at the Romiley address in the early 1920s. The local press, reporting his death, noted he was the son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Pearson, “Werneth House”, Hassop Road, Reddish. It is not known if Mrs Pearson and Frances Pearson are the same person.

KENNETH PEARSON

Gunner, 161060. “A” Battery, 282 nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 30 November 1918. Born: Cheadle. Enlisted: Hollinwood. Son of Mr & Mrs Pearson, 1 Sack Street, Failsworth. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France.

SYDNEY PEARSON

Private, 39430. “B” Company, 1/5 th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 30 November 1917, aged 19. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Son of Harry & Emma, 7 Bombay Street, Edgeley. Commemorated on the Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France.

THOMAS PEARSON

Private, 6986. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 24 August 1914. Born: Salford. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France.

WILLIAM PERKINS

Corporal, 841014. “A” Company, 42 nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 29 September 1918, aged 36. Son of Robert & Catherine of Stockport. Husband of Frances, 41 Lofthouse Street, Bradford, Yorkshire. Buried in Cantimpre Canadian Cemetery, Sailly, Nord, France.

Previously lived at 41 Kendall Street, Reddish before emigrating to Canada. Had served in South Africa during the Boer War. Wife living at 24 Ann Street, Reddish in 1918, before moving to Yorkshire.

ERNEST PERKS

Private, 41706. 1/6 th Battalion, North Staffordshire Regiment (formerly 3799, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 29 August 1918. Born & lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of Mrs Emily Perks, 27 Brady Street, Stockport. Buried in Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Pas de Calais, France.

JOSEPH PERRY

Private, 18234. 5 th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Date of death (cause unknown) 23 December 1920, aged 37. Husband of Emily, 35 Bank Street, Cheadle. Buried in Cheadle & Gatley Cemetery.

ELI PICKERING

Corporal, 91292. Reserve Depot, Tank Corps (formerly 22144, Army Service Corps). Died (enteric fever) 11 February 1918, aged 29. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Alice, 14 Sandfold, Station Road, Reddish. Husband of Mary, 10 Lichfield Street, Reddish. Buried in Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport.

ALBERT ENOCH PICKSTOCK

Private, 125962. 196 th Company, Labour Corps (formerly, 63944, 3 rd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers). Died at sea 25 January 1918, aged 39. Born; Winsford. Enlisted: Hyde. Son of Thomas & Hannah of Marple. Husband of Sarah, 4 Holme Street, Hyde. Commemorated on the “ Normandy” Memorial, Ste. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France.

Died when the transport ship “ Normandy” was attacked. She was eight miles north east of Cap de La Hague when she was torpedoed by German submarine U90 and sank. 14 merchant marine sailors, 3 Royal Navy men and 13 soldier passengers died. 13 men were rescued.

Commemorated on the Hyde War Memorial.

ERNEST GEORGE PIKE

Private, 40130. 1 st Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died 29 October 1918, aged 23. Born: Gorton. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Buxton. Son of Joseph & Margaretta, 204 Albion Road, New Mills. Buried at Peshawar and commemorated on the Delhi Memorial, India.

Commemorated on the New Mills War Memorial and probably the Ernest Pike commemorated on the Disley War Memorial.

JOHN PERCY PILKINGTON

Private, 15604. 8 th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment (formerly 17381, South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 3 July 1916. Born: Buxton. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Samuel & Emily. Husband of Amy Alice Atkinson (formerly Pilkington), 1 Gatey’s Yard, Keswick. Buried in Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France.

ROBERT DONALD S PILKINGTON

Private, 7708. 22 nd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 13 November 1916, aged 24. Born: Crewe. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of James & Lucy, 66 Bloom Street, Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

WILLIAM ECCLES PILKINGTON

Sergeant, 15038. “C” Company, 9 th Battalion, West Riding Regiment. Killed in action 31 January 1918, aged 24. Born: Stockport. Enlisted: Huddersfield. Son of John & E Pilkington, Tan-y-Bryn, Deighton, Huddersfield. Buried in Cambrai East Military Cemetery, Nord, France.

HERBERT EDWARD PINCHES

Corporal, 10700. 1 st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 13 April 1918, aged 25. Born & lived: Shrewsbury. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Thomas & Elizabeth, 5 Arscath, Pontesford, Shrewsbury. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

JOHN WILLIAM PINDER

Private, 8405. 2 nd Battalion, Sherwood Foresters. Killed in action 20 October 1914, 38. Born: Buxton. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Chapel-en-le-Frith. Son of Abraham & Emma, 6 Homwood Terrace, Lightwood Road, Buxton. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

HAROLD PLANT

Private, 126499. Machine Guns Corps (formerly 34661, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry). Died 17 June 1918, aged 22. Born & lived: Whaley Bridge. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of William & Elizabeth, Bridgemont, Whaley Bridge. Husband of Isabel Cope (formerly Plant), 7 Gisborne Row, Bugsworth. Buried in Longuenesse Souvenir Cemetery, St Omer, Pas de Calais, France.

WILLIAM PLANT

Private, 6831. “B” Company, 3rd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 27 August 1915, aged 49. Born: Uttoxeter. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Ashton under Lyne. Husband of Janet, 7 Pitt Street, Edgeley. Buried in Western Cemetery, Hull.

GEORGE PLATT

Sapper, 175847. 254 th Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 19 June 1917, aged 21. Born & lived: Poynton. Enlisted: Stockport.

Son of Alice Warburton, Cow Hay Wood, Poynton. Buried in Mendinghem Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium.

Commemorated on the Poynton War Memorial.

J A PLATT

Corporal, M/336795. Royal Army Service Corps. Date of death (cause unknown) 15 March 1921, aged 32. Born: Gatley. Son of William & Mary. Buried in Cheadle & Gatley Cemetery.

The National Archives does not appear to hold any medal entitlement records for Corporal Platt, indicating that he did not serve abroad during the War.

HAROLD PLEWS

Gunner, 150739. No. 2 Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died 23 April 1917, aged 45. Born: Bredbury. Lived: Timperley. Enlisted: Altrincham. Son of Henry & Sarah Ann. Husband of Mary Anne, “Coniston”, Greenfield Road, Colwyn Bay. Buried in St Mark’s Churchyard, Bredbury.

Was a butcher in Timperley and understood to have been a widower. Had only been in the army for three weeks. The Stockport Advertiser, in its edition of 4 May 1917, reported that during training, he had “walked a long distance through snow and cold and got a chill and pneumonia developed.” His body was brought to the home of his brother, John, at Gilbert Bank, Bredbury. The funeral was at St Mark’s on 29 April.

Commemorated on the Timperley War Memorial.

ALFRED E POLLARD

Private, M1/1844. 3 rd Cavalry Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Died 6 November 1918. Lived: Droitwich. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Rucquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manacourt, Somme, France.

A man named Alfred Edward Pollard is commemorated on the Poynton War Memorial, serving with the Army Service Corps, and it is presumed they are the same person.

FREDERICK POLLITT

Driver, 4087. “A” Battery, 121 st Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 29 April 1918. Born & enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Klien-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Ieper, Belgium.

TOM POSKITT

Private, 13/1139. 13 th Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 12 April 1918, aged 34. Born & enlisted: Barnsley. Husband of Edith, 167 Old Road, Heaton Norris. Commemorated on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Belgium.

JAMES POTTS

Private, 9327. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Born & lived: Ardwick. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Dernancourt Communal Cemetery, Somme, France.

JOSEPH POVER

Telegraphist, J/35826. HM Submarine E50. Died when submarine hit a mine 31 January 1918, aged 19. Son of Joseph & Alice, 36 Market Street, Marple. Commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial.

Joe Pover is commemorated on the War Memorial at Marple Bridge United Reform Church.

EDWARD POWELL

Private, 204451. Labour Corps. Date of death (cause unknown) 29 January 1921, aged 23. Son of Mrs Louisa Powell, 23 Bank Street, Cheadle. Buried in Cheadle & Gatley Cemetery.

FREDERICK POWNER

Gunner, 117393. “B” Battery, 69 th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 3 October 1917, aged 24. Born: Pendlebury. Enlisted: Stockport. Son of Frederick William Powner & Sarah Powner of Swinton. Buried in North Gate War Cemetery, Baghdad, Iraq.

HARRY POYNER

Private, 300743. 1/8 th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (formerly 245012, Suffolk Regiment). Killed in action 30 August 1918. Born: Aylstone, Leicestershire. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Manchester. Son of John, 83 Harcourt Street, Reddish. Buried in Manchester Cemetery, Riencourt-les-Bapaume, Somme, France.

GEORGE PRATT

Private, 265081. 14 th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment. Died 23 March 1917. Lived: Reddish. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Willow Grove Cemetery, Stockport.

GEORGE PRICE

Private, 52885. 13 th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Born: Wolverhampton. Enlisted: Stockport. Buried in Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France.

JOHN PHILIP PRICE

Sergeant, 6429. 1 st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 16 May 1915, aged 23. Born: Wrexham. Lived: Cheadle. Son of Philip & Elizabeth of 2 Maesgwyn Road, Wrexham. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial.

Worked locally as Second Master at Cheadle National School. Worshipped at the Parish Church where he frequently read the lesson and was a member of its choir. Scoutmaster of the 1 st Cheadle Troop. Had been studying to become ordained as a minister but when War was declared returned to Wrexham to join the army (his service number suggests he may have been an army reservist.

JOHN WATKIN PRICE

Private, 8771. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1914. Born: Ardwick. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

THOMAS PRICE

Able Seaman, R6727. Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Division. Date of death (cause unknown) 2 October 1918, aged 19. Son of Mr & Mrs Henry Price, 514 Eaton Road, Reddish. Buried in Sunken Road Cemetery, Buisleux-St Marc, Pas de Calais, France.

HARRY PRIEST

In its edition of 2 June 1916, the Stockport Express reported that Harry Priest of Hawk Green, Marple, had been killed in action on 18 May 1916 whilst serving with the Manchester Regiment. It described him as aged 27, married with two children and, before the War, working at Goyt Mill.

It has not been possible to identify this man from official sources, including the records of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission and those of the General Register Office listing all overseas wartime deaths. Medal entitlement records, held at the National Archives, confirm that no-one of this name served abroad with the Manchesters.

It cannot be known if the Express had made an error with a soldier’s name or if Harry Priest had, perhaps, enlisted under an alias.

JOHN PRITCHARD M.S.M.

Company Quartermaster Sergeant, 361167. 102 nd Area Employment Company, Labour Corps (formerly 83, Manchester Regiment and 2 nd Garrison Battalion, Cheshire Regiment). Died 22 October 1918. Born & enlisted: Manchester. Lived: Reddish. Buried in Hadra War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt.

THOMAS PRITCHARD

Private, 20760. 11 th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 21 November 1917. Lived: Stockport. Enlisted: Burnley. Commemorated on the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France.

CHRISTOPHER PROUDMAN

Sergeant, 7437. 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 July 1916. Born: Manchester. Enlisted: Stockport. Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.

 Possibly the man commemorated on the Wilmslow War Memorial and the Memorial at St Bartholomew’s Parish Church.

THOMAS PYE

Private, 11648. “A” Company, 1 st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Date of death (cause unknown) 14 August 1921, aged 48. Born: Stockport. Son of Joseph & Jane. Husband of Alice, 57 Charles Street, Stockport. Buried in Stockport Borough Cemetery.

 
   
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