Gallery 3

37126 Driver John Albert Artingstall of the 80th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery:

He was wounded during the Battle of the Somme and taken to Casualty Clearing Stations at La Neuville where he died of his wounds on the 16 July 1916, aged 20 years, and he is buried in the Corbie Communal Cemetery, France.

John Albert Artingstall was born at St Philips, Bristol, in 1895 to John Abraham Artingstall and Emily Gardner who were married at Bristol in 1884. In 1911 he was resident with his parents and siblings in West Street, Denton, employed in the hatting industry. Later the family was resident on Bowden Street.
19116 Private Percy Barlow of the 8th Battalion, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry:

He was killed in action on the on the 5 November 1915, aged 27 years, and he is buried in Y Farm Military Cemetery, France.

Percy Barlow was born at Guide Bridge, Hooley Hill, in 1888 to Edward Barlow and Mary Ellen Hardy who were married at St Paul’s Church, Portwood, Stockport, in 1887. In 1911 he was resident with his mother and stepfather in Gibraltar Lane, Haughton Green, Denton, employed as a wireworker.
16742 Private Josiah Bradburn of the 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment:

He was killed in action on the 8 November 1915, aged 25 years, and he is buried in the Rifle House Cemetery, Belgium.

His brother, 4441 Private Anthony Bradburn, died of wounds on the 9 September 1916, aged 24 years, and he is buried in Heilly Station Cemetery, France.

Josiah Bradburn was born at Denton in 1890 to Anthony Bradburn and Mary Jane Whitehead who were married at St Lawrence’s Church, Denton, in 1881. In 1911 he was resident with his parents and siblings on Derby Street, Denton, employed in the hatting industry. Later he was resident on Market Street.
S/12328 Private Joseph Broadbent of the 2nd Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders):

He died on the 5 July 1916, aged 23 years, and he is buried in the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq.

Joseph Broadbent was born at Denton in 1893 to James Broadbent and Mary Sumner who were married at St Michael’s Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, in 1885. In 1901 he was resident with his parents and siblings on Hyde Road, Denton, and by 1911 the family had moved to Baron Street, Gee Cross, Hyde, where he was employed as a labourer for the Great Central Railway Co.
378593 Private Harold Brotherton of the Labour Corps, formerly Private 352473 of the 2/9th (Ashton Territorials/Ashton Pals) Battalion, Manchester Regiment:

He enlisted in the army on the 10 December 1915 and he was discharged on account of disablement or ill-health on the 3 January 1919. He was awarded Silver War Badge No. B301452.

Harold Brotherton was born at the Hulme District of Manchester on the 1 August 1897 to William Henry Brotherton and Sarah Ann Stringfellow who were married at St Mary’s Church, Moston, Manchester, in 1892. In 1911 he was resident with his parents and siblings on Stockport Road, Denton, employed in the hatting industry. A later residence was on Ashton Road.
52236 Corporal Charles Burton of the Manchester Regiment:

Charles Burton was born at Bramhall, Cheshire, on the 21 April 1890 to Charles Burton and Margaret Taylor who were married at St Mary’s Church, Bowdon, Cheshire, in 1879. In 1911 he was resident with his parents and siblings on Oak Drive, off Manchester Road, Denton, employed as a grocery assistant. He married Brenda Smyrke (aka Smyrk) at Sunderland in 1918. By 1939 he was resident with his wife and daughter, Betty (b. 4 August 1920, Failsworth), at Mount Road, Dobcross, Saddleworth, employed as a grocery assistant for the Co-operative Wholesale Society.
52566 Lance Corporal Harry Catlow of the 13th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers:

He died of wounds on the 3 May 1918, aged 29 years, and he is buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, France.

Harry Catlow was born at Denton on the 30 October 1888 to Samuel Catlow and Mary Hannah Bromley who were married at Ashton-under-Lyne in 1882. In 1911 he was resident with his parents and two sisters on Ashton Road, Denton, employed at a Co-operative Society Butchers. Later his widowed mother was resident on Hyde Road.
112324 Gunner Harry Chandler of the 212th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery:

He was killed in action on the 13 May 1915, aged 28 years, and he is buried in the Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, France.

Harry Chandler was born at Denton in 1887 to William Chandler and Mary Ellen Cooke who were married at St Paul’s Church, Portwood, Stockport, in 1885. In 1911 he was resident with his widowed mother on Heaton Street, Denton, employed in the hatting industry. Later he was resident on Ann Street.
15991 Private Henry (aka Harry) Cheetham of the 1st Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry:

He was killed in action on the 22 March 1916, aged 29 years, and he is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

Harry Cheetham was born at Hyde in 1887 to Robert Cheetham and Eliza Atkinson who were married at Stockport in 1878. Eliza diied at Denton in 1898 and Robert married Ann Richardson at St Lawrence’s Church, Denton, in 1905. In 1901 Harry Cheetham was resident with his widowed father and siblings on Chapel Green, Denton, employed as a coal miner.

Henry Cheetham married Ethel Carter at St Lawrence’s Church, Denton, on the 20 August 1910 and the couple were resident on Mount Pleasant Road, Denton, with three children, Benjamin (b.1911), Edith (b.1911) and Harry (b.1912).

Harry’s brother, Robert Cheetham (b.1884), was also in the army serving in France.
352142 Private Frank Dickin of the 2/9th (Ashton Territorials/Ashton Pals) Battalion, Manchester Regiment:

He enlisted in the army on the 8 December 1915 and he was discharged on account of ill-health or disablement on the 7 March 1918. He was awarded Silver War Badge No. 348255.

Frank Dickin was born at Heaton Norris, Stockport, on the 7 August 1895 to Samuel Dickin and Susannah Rigby who were married at St Mary’s Church, Reddish Road, Heaton Reddish, Stockport, in 1887. In 1911 he was resident with his parents and siblings on Holland Street, Denton. He married Marian Kemp at St Lawrence’s Church, Denton, in 1930. In 1939 he was resident with his wife on Egerton Street, Denton, employed as an insurance agent.
421338 Private Ernest Haden Elliot of the 2/3rd (North Midland) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps:

He died of wounds on the 1 October 1917, aged 22 years, and he is buried in the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Ernest Haden Elliot was born at Bridgnorth, Shropshire, in 1895 to Reverend Ernest Elliot and Selina Beeston who were married at Wolverhampton in 1894. In 1911 he was resident with his paternal grandparents on Upper Villiers Street, Wolverhampton, employed as an assistant librarian at Wolverhampton Public Library. Later he was resident at Holland House, Manchester Road, Denton. By 1906 this was the residence of the Reverend James Brightning (Congregational).
1000 Lance Corporal James Earnshaw of “A” Company, 1/9th (Ashton Territorials/Ashton Pals) Battalion, Manchester Regiment:

He was killed in action on the 9 June 1915, aged 24 years, and he is buried in the Redoubt Cemetery, Turkey.

James Earnshaw was born at Hyde in 1891 to Walter Earnshaw and Elizabeth Woolley who were married at Hayfield, Derbyshire, in 1890. In 1911 he was boarding with John Thomas Graham and his family on Seymour Street, Denton, employed in the hatting industry. He married Elizabeth Turner at St Michael’s Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, in 1914 and his widow was resident on Mount Pleasant Road, Denton.
13030 Private James Arthur Faulkner of the 2nd Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment):

He was wounded during the Second Battle of Ypres and he died of wounds on the 8 May 1915, aged 38 years. He is commemorated on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Belgium.

James Arthur Faulkner was born at Denton in 1878 to Joseph Faulkner and Sarah Jane Robinson who were married at Stockport in 1863. He married Annie Lloyd at the United Free Methodist Church, Manchester Road, Denton, in 1899.

In 1911 he was resident with his wife and two children; Sidney (b. at Denton in 1902) and Margaret (b. at Denton in 1910), on York Road, Denton, employed as a felt hat blocker.
6968 Private Herbert Ganson of the 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment:

He was killed in action on the 9 August 1918, aged 24 years, and he is buried in Buscon British Cemetery, Italy.

146214 Private James Ganson of the 9th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps, formerly 22933 of the King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) and 24410 of the South Lancashire Regiment:

He died of wounds on the 21 October 1918, aged 20 years, and he is buried in Harlebeke New British Cemetery, Belgium.

Herbert Ganson and James Ganson are brothers born at Droylsden in 1894 and 1898, respectively. They are the sons of John William Ganson and Harriet Brierley who were married at Ashton-under-Lyne in 1878. In 1911 they were resident with their eldest brother, John Ganson, and other siblings on Ellis Street, Higher Openshaw. John Ganson was employed as a labourer at an iron foundry, Herbert Ganson was employed as a labourer for a calico printer and James Ganson was still at school. John Ganson married Mary Alice Cottier at Christ Church, Bradford, Manchester, in 1905.

Later, the three brothers were recorded on Grosvenor Street, Denton, and this noted that John Ganson also served in the army. He served as 385771 Private John Ganson of the Labour Corps, formerly 16155 of the King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). He was demobilised on the 19 February 1919.
5455 Rifleman John Thomas ‘Tom’ Graves of the 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade:

While serving in France he was critically affected by wounds and gas on the 25 September 1915 and he was taken to Bevan Hospital, Sandgate, Kent, where his right leg was amputated but he died on the 9 October 1915, aged 26 years. He is buried in Denton Cemetery. He was awarded the 1914 Star.

John Thomas Graves was born at Rotherham, Yorkshire, in 1889 to John Thomas Graves and Sarah. He was engaged to a Miss France. The family were resident on Moorside Lane, Denton. Prior to the war he had been employed at the Planet Foundry, Audenshaw, and later at Nathan Wild & Sons, hat manufacturers of Denton. He was also a member of the Audenshaw YMCA.
27129 Private Thomas Harvey Grayson of the 8th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, formerly 35317 of the 25th Battalion, Manchester Regiment:

He was killed in action on the 14 October 1916, aged 25 years, and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Thomas Harvey Grayson was born at Dukinfield in 1891 to Hugh Grayson and Fanny Baguley who were married at St John’s Church, Dukinfield, in 1890 and were resident on Tetlow Street, Hyde. He married Nellie Chandler at St Anne’s Church, Haughton, Denton, on the 20 November 1915. He enlisted in the army on the 11 December 1915 and at the time he was resident with his wife on Broomgrove Lane, Denton, employed as a carter.
3483 Private John Heginbottom (aka Higginbottom) of the 1/9th (Ashton Territorials/Ashton Pals) Battalion, Manchester Regiment, attached to a Trench Mortar Battery:

He was accidentally killed on the 27 April 1916, aged 23 years, and he is buried in the Ismailia War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.

John Heginbottom was born at Denton in 1893 to John Joseph Higginbottom and Emily Woolley who were married at Ashton-under-Lyne in 1879. Prior to the outbreak of war he was employed as a shunter on the Great Central Railway at Guide Bridge Station. His parents were resident on Seymour Street, Denton.
12247 Private Frank Higgins of the 6th Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment:

He was killed in action on the 22 September 1915, aged 37 years, and he is buried in Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey.

Frank Higgins was born at Denton in 1878 to James Higgins and Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Toon. In 1901 he was resident with his parents and brother, Tom, on Stockport Road, Denton, employed in the hatting industry.
3116 Rifleman William May of the 1/8th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment:

He was killed in action on the 8 February 1916, aged 37 years, and he is buried in the London Rifle Brigade Cemetery, Belgium.

William May was born at Denton in 1879 to Robert May and Ann Cooney who were married at St Paul’s Church, Portwood, Stockport, in 1874. In 1901 he and his brother, James, and sister, Mary Ann, were resident with their brother-in-law, Joseph Schofield, on Stockport Road, Denton, and he was employed as a coal miner. In 1911 he was lodging with Jemima Townsend on Park Road, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, employed as a coal miner. At the time of his death his residence was recorded as Holland Street, Denton, which was then the residence of his brother, James May.
74910 Private John Samuel Moores of the 12th (Service) Battalion, Manchester Regiment:

The 12th Battalion was raised at Ladysmith Barracks, Ashton-under-Lyne, in 1914 and later in the war it became the 12th (Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry) Battalion.

John Samuel Moores was killed in action on the 12 October 1918, aged 36 years, and he is commemorated on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial, France.

John Samuel Moores was born at Denton on the 8 June 1882 to Joseph Moores and Charlotte Horsfield who were married at Ashton-under-Lyne in 1868. He married Sarah Jane Ogden at Chorlton-on-Medlock in 1904. In 1911 he was resident with his wife, son, Fred, and daughter, Annie, on Windmill Lane, Denton, employed as a felt hat body maker.
18006 Corporal William Morris MM of the 1st Battalion, King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment):

He was killed in action on the 4 January 1918, aged 27 years, and he is buried in the Monchy British Cemetery, France. He was awarded the Military Medal for bravery in the field.

William Morris was born at Denton on the 11 June 1890 to William Morris and Lydia Knowles who were married at St Paul’s Church, Portwood, Stockport, in 1877. In 1891 he was resident with his parents and siblings on Chestnut Street, off Town Lane, Denton. In 1911 he was resident with his brother-in-law, James Simmons Ollerenshaw, and other siblings on Peel Street, Denton, employed in the hatting industry. His sister, Florence Morris married James Simmons Ollerenshaw in Stockport in 1909. He married Ethel Wood at Holy Trinity Church, Gee Cross, Hyde, in 1913. His widow was resident on Green Street, Hyde.
18852 Private William Nightingale of the 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment:

He was killed in action on the 21 July 1917, aged 27 years, and he is buried in Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium.

William Nightingale was born at Hadfield, Derbyshire, in 1890 to John Nightingale and Mary. In 1901 he was resident with his parents and siblings on Taylor Lane, Denton. He married Elvina Dickinson at St Thomas’s Church, Hyde, in 1912 and they were resident on Union Street, Hyde.
80135 Gunner Tom Cyrus Oldham of the 175th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery:

He died of wounds on the 11 August 1917, aged 30 years, and he is buried in the Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, France.

Tom Cyrus Oldham was born at Denton on the 21 May 1887 to Frank Oldham and Mary Hughes who were married at Stockport in 1884. In 1911 he was resident with his father and siblings on Broome Grove Lane, Denton, employed as a clerk in the hatting industry. In 1912 he married Emma Morrison at Trinity Methodist Church, Hyde Road, Denton.
17199 Serjeant Philip Preston of the 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment:

He was killed in action on the 1 July 1916, aged 28 years, and he is buried in the Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, France.

Philip Preston was born at Bolton in 1888 to Edward Preston and Sarah. He married Mary Ellen Burgess at St Mary’s Church, Haughton Green, Denton, in 1907. In 1911 he was resident with his wife and two daughters at Glass House Fold, Haughton Green, Denton, employed as a fitter’s labourer.
439005 Sapper Herbert William Procter of the 7th Field Company, Canadian Engineers:

He died of wounds on the 28 October 1917, aged 30 years, and he is buried in Nine Elms British Cemetery, Belgium. He was wounded during the Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres).

Herbert William Procter was born at Ardwick, Manchester, in 1887 to Theophilus Procter (aka Proctor) and Lydia Yarwood who were married at St John’s Church, Longsight, Manchester, in 1882. In 1911 he was resident with his parents and siblings on Old Hall Drive, Gorton, Manchester, employed as a plumber. Later the family moved to Town Lane, Denton. His father died at Denton in 1918, aged 61 years.
10265 Private Leonard Smith of “B” Company, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment:

He was killed in action on the 3 February 1916, aged 29 years, and he is commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, France.

Leonard Smith was born at Beswick, Manchester, in 1887 to Charles Smith and Priscilla A Boardman of Philips Park Road, Beswick. His parents were married at St Jude’s Church, Mill Street, Ancoats, Manchester, in 1875. In 1908 he married Edith Horsfall at Christ Church, Bradford, Manchester. In 1911 he was resident with his wife and two children on Hackle Street, Clayton, Manchester, employed as a storekeeper and warehouseman.

Following his death his widow married Samuel Halkyard at St Mary’s Church, Haughton Green, Denton, in 1919 and the couple were resident on Two Trees Lane, Denton.
70123 Bombardier Samuel Turner of the 83rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery:

He died of wounds on the 19 July 1916, aged 21 years and he is buried in the Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, France.

Samuel Turner was born at Denton in 1894 to Frank Turner and Alice Arrowsmith who were married at St Lawrence’s Church, Denton, in 1892. In 1911 he was resident with his parents and sister, Bertha, on Heaton Street, Denton, employed in the hatting industry. Later his address was recorded as Manchester Road.
S/12829 Rifleman Samuel Wagstaff of the 3rd (Prince Consort’s Own) Battalion, Rifle Brigade:

He enlisted at Hyde on the 7 June 1915 and at this time he was resident on Holland Street, Denton, employed as a dyer.

He died of wounds on the 15 February 1916, aged 26 years, and he is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium.

Samuel Wagstaff (aka Wagstaffe) was born at Dukinfield in 1890 to James Wagstaff and Elizabeth Kellett who were married at St Michael’s Church, Ashton-under-Lyne, in 1886. In 1901 he was resident with his parents and sisters, Polly and Bertha, on Heaton Street, Denton. He married Grace Dalton at Ashton-under-Lyne on the 25 March 1913 and they were resident on Holland Street, Denton. The couple had two children; Jack (b. at Denton, 18 September 1913) and Bertha (b. at Dukinfield, 1916). In 1916 his widow and children were resident with her mother on Wharf Street, Dukinfield.

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