9th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment
(Ashton Territorials or Ashton Pals)
Men from Denton who served with the 9th Battalion
Documented in 1919
This roll of Denton men who served with the 9th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment (Ashton Pals) during the Great War is based on the Roll of Honour compiled by Denton Urban District Council in 1919. In that year council enumerators toured the district collecting as many names as possible of those who served. Although the list is incomplete, every effort has been made to ensure that the information is as accurate as possible but it cannot be guaranteed that it is so in every instance.
During the Great War each battalion could actually consist of up to three discrete battalions and in order to avoid confusion these were numbered, for example, the 1/9th, 2/9th and 3/9th. In principle the 2/9th and 3/9th were assigned as reserves for the 1/9th. However, casualty records show that the 2/9th battalion, and sometimes the 3/9th battalion, was deployed on the front line whenever a demand arose. Often, these were not identified in official records, so none are shown in this roll.