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BLACKLEY WAR MEMORIAL - SURNAMES A

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ANDREWS Clifford Albert
[Listed as ANDREW on CWGC] Private 43615, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 18 November 1916. Aged 17. Son of the late William Radcliffe Andrew and Elizabeth Andrew, of Manchester. His brother Frederick also fell (see below). Resident at 102 Victoria Avenue, Blackley when he attested. Buried near the West boundary in MATRINGHEM CHURCHYARD, Pas de Calais, France.
ANDREWS Frederick

[Listed as ANDREW on CWGC] Second Lieutenant, East Yorkshire Regiment attached to West African Regiment, West African Field Force (W.A.F.F.). Killed in action 27 February 1915, Aged 32. Son of the late William Radcliffe Andrew and Elizabeth Andrew, of 102, Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester; brother of Clifford Albert Andrew who also fell (see above). Enlisted in 1900 in Grenadier Guards. In the 1911 census he was a Colour Sergeant, unmarried, aged 39, born Manchester, with Army in Egypt, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Sudan. No known grave. Commemorated on FREETOWN MEMORIAL, Sierra Leone.

Probate: 1916, Frederick Andrew, of 102 Victoria-avenue, Blackley, Manchester, second-lieutenant, East Yorkshire Regiment and West African regiment, died 27 Feb 1915 near Mbureku Cameroons while on actual military service. Administration (with Will) Manchester 7 March to William Radcliffe Andrew, cotton manufacturer. Effects £368 10s. 2d.

ANTROBUS Norman Briggs

Captain, 4th Battalion (Territorial) Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 1st/2nd October 1915. Son of Ernest and Clara Antrobus, of "Norleon," Park Rd., Hale, Cheshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Blackley, a Student, resident with his parents Ernest and Calara Antrobus at Norleon, Park Road, Hale. Son of E. Antrobus, of Park Road, Hale. Born 1893 at Blackley. Educated St. Anselm's School; Bakewell; Sedbergh. Manchester University 1910; Student, Electrical English; Officer Training Corps, October 1911 to October 1914. Gazetted September 1914; 4th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 17. See also Manchester University

Probate: Norman Briggs Antrobus of Norleon, Park-road, Hale, Altrincham, 2nd Lieut (temporary captain) 4th Bn South Lancashire regiment died 1 Oct 1915 in North West Europe. Probate Chester 26 July 1916 to Ernest Antrobus oil and chemical manufacturer. Effects £335 11s. 3d.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Thursday 7 October 1915, page 6:

A HALE OFFICER KILLED.

Photo by Cooper Bros.

The death is reported from Flanders of Second-Lieutenant Norman Briggs Antrobus of the 4th South Lancashire Regiment. He was the eldest son of Mr. Ernest Antrobus, of Park Road, Hale, and was formerly a student at the Victoria University and the Manchester School of Technology. At the University he was the secretary of the rifle club, and for some years had been a member of the Officers' Training Corps. He was 22 years of age.

APPLETON Joseph Aloysius
Private 18508, 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 11 October 1918. Born St. Helens, Lancs, resident Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Birthn registered in the January to March Quarter 1895 in the Prescot Registration Ditrict. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born St helens, Lancashire, a Clerk in a grocer's Warehouse, son of Thomas and Ann Appleton, resident 13 Conway Avenue, Harpurhey, Manchester. Buried in BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot VII. Row H. Grave 3.
ASHBROOK, MM Wilfred

[Gunner on memorial] Private 114938, 86th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 303867, Manchester Regiment (Territorial Force). Died of pneumonia 10 December 1917. Born Blackley, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. Son of Joseph Henry and Amelia Ashbrook, of 91, Slack Rd., Blackley, Manchester. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Blackley, Lancs, an Apprentice to Plumbing, son of Joseph Henry (a Farm Bailiff) and Amelia Ashbrook, resident Flyde Farm School (Reformatory), Hardhorne, Poulton Le Fylde. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 8A.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Saturday 22 December 1917, page 2:

Gunner WILFRED ASHBROOK, Machine-gun Section, 91, Slack Road, Blackley, died of pneumonia abroad.

Extract from the London Gazette 29 March 1918:

His Majesty the KING has been graciously pleased to approve of the award of the Military Medal to the undermentioned Noncommissioned Officers and Men: — 114938 Pte. W. Ashbrook, M.G. Corps (Blackley).

ASHTON Alfred
Private 2155, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Discharged as no longer physically fit for War Service 3 March 1914 after serving in India in from 4 March 1913 to 30 January 1914 contracted Valvular Disease of the heart due to contracting Rheumatic Fever as a teenager. Medical reports say it was exacerbated by high altitude and monsoon climate in India but they still found that his disability was not caused or aggravated by ordinary military service. Death registered in the January to March Quarter 1916 at Prestwich Registration District, Lancashire, aged 23. Born Blackley in 29 June 1892. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School, Gorton, Manchester, 26 February 1900, resident 8 Middleton Old Road, Brackley, left 28 August 1905 after completing full time at school. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Manchester, son of Richard and Mary Ashton, resident 6 Middleton Old Road, Blackley, Lancashire. Attested 13 July 1910 at Manchester, aged 18 years 1 month, a Cotton Spinner by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 45/8 inches, weight 122 lbs, chest 34 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Posted Depot 13 July 1910, posted 2nd Battalion 8 November 1910, posted 1st Battalion 4 March 1913. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Blackley, Lancashire, Soldier In Army Cook, Private, Lancashire Fusiliers, resident at Assaye Barracks in South Tidworth, Hampshire.
ASHTON Charles Henry

Private 27271, 7th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 22 August 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Manchester, resident Blackley, Lancs. Son of William and Hannah Ashton, of 72, Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester. Brother of Stanley Ashton (below). In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Manchester, a Junior Clerk in General Merchants, son of William and Hannah C Ashton, resident 72 Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, FAMPOUX, Pas de Calais, France. PlotI. Row D. Grave 1.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Saturday 8 September 1917, page 4:

ASHTON.—KiIIed in action on August 22nd, 1917, Private C. H. ASHTON (Harry), 27271, Border Regiment, age 22 years, the beloved son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Ashton. From his sorrowing MOTHER, FATHER, and Brothers, ERNEST and LEONARD (in Australia), HERBERT (in France). One more departed heaven's bright shore. 72, Victoria Avenue, Blackley.

ASHTON —In sad loving memory of our dear brother, Private C. H. ASHTON (Harry) 27271. Border Regiment, killed in action August 22nd, 1917: also our brother, STANLEY, who died France, June 15th. 1917. Deeply mourned by ARTHUR and ALICE. 34, Ethel Avenue, Blackley.

ASHTON.—In loving memory of our dear brother. Private C. H. ASHTON (Harry), 27271, Border Regiment, killed in action August 22nd, 1917, age 22. Sadly missed by CISSIE and WILLIE and CHILDREN, 3, Nelson-street, Lytham.

ASHTON.—In loving remembrance of our dear brother, HARRY, killed in action August 22nd, 1917. Dearly loved by LILY and CHARLIE (in France). Free from earth's trials and taking sweet rest.

ASHTON.—In loving memory of HARRY, killed action August 22nd, 1917. From his sorrowing Sweetheart, FLORRIE. Some day, some time, mine eyes shall see Thy face and keep in memory.

ASHTON Leonard
Private 6208, "A" Company, 16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 18. Born Harpurhey, enlisted Manchester. Son of Alfred and Harriet Aston, of 132, Cobden St., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, bron manchester, at school, son of Alfred and Harriet Ashton, resident 7 Cicero Street, Moston, Manchester. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row U. Grave 6.
ASHTON Stanley

Private DM2/179869 1st Base Motor Repair Depot, Mechanised Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service 15 June 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Manchester. Brother of Charles H Ashton (above). In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Manchester, a Junior Electrician at an Electrical Engineers, son of William and Hannah C Ashton, resident 72 Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester. Buried in BOIS-GUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Seine-Maritime, France. Row A. Grave 168.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Saturday 8 September 1917, page 4:

ASHTON —In sad loving memory of our dear brother, Private C. H. ASHTON (Harry) 27271. Border Regiment, killed in action August 22nd, 1917: also our brother, STANLEY, who died France, June 15th. 1917. Deeply mourned by ARTHUR and ALICE. 34, Ethel Avenue, Blackley.

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