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BAGGOLEY Alfred
[Spelt BAGGALEY on memorial] Private 2826, 1st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 28 June 1915. Born Collyhurst, enlisted Manchester. Father of Miss Alice Lillian Baggoley, born 1904 Manchester, of 1, Queen's St., Cheetham, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Manchester, a boarder, a General Warehouseman, boarding at 34 Weber Street, Queens Road, St George, Manchester. Buried in LA GORGUE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 1.
BAGGOLEY John William

[Spelt BAGGALEY on memorial] Private 23661, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died 7 July 1916. Aged 36. Son of Robert and Annie Baggoley. In the 1911 census he was aged 31, born Manchester, an Excavator Authorised Drainer, resident with his sister, ISballeas and her husband William gregory, at 27 Ella Street, Harpurhey, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

Extract from the Manchester Evening News - 3 March 1917:

BAGGOLEY.—In loving memory of our dear brother, Private J. W. BAGGOLEY (No. 23661), Manchester Regt., missing since July 7th, 1916, now officially reproted killed on that date. Oft at night the stars are gleaming, Upon a soldier's grave; There lies our dearest brother sleeping, Once we dearly loved but could not save. Never forgotten by jis loving Sisters, ANNIE and BELLA, Brothers-in-law Sapper J. H. WARWICK (in France) and Driver W. GREGORY, and NIECES..—Mrs. Warwick, 38 Joule-strett. Private ALFRED BAGGOLEY, brother of above, died of wounds 28th June, 1915.

BALDING Alfred John

Private 13055, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment attached to 2nd Tunnelling Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 30 June 1917. Born Stalybridge, Cheshire, resident Middleton, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. Son of Horace Stanley and Elizabeth Balding, of 37, Pickstone Street, Harpurhey, Manchester; husband of Martha Ann Balding, of 34, Hannah Street, Middleton, Manchester. Attested 13 October 1914 at Ashton Uner Lyne, aged 20 years 3 months, a Wire Worker (skilled Labourer Explosives), unmarried, born Stalybridge, Lancaster (sic), height 5 feet 5¾ icnhes, weight 122 lbs, chest 35 inches, fresh complexion, blue eys, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Posted 12th Battalion 13 October 1914, posted Depot 13 July 1916, posted 3rd Battalion 15 September 1916, transferred tp 2nd Garrison Battalion 29 September 1916, transferred back to 3rd Battalion 5 March 1917, posted 24th Battalion 9 May 1917 then 7 Battalion 26 May 1917. Served in France 15 July 1915 to 12 July 1915 then 9 May 1917 until his death. Buried in RAMPARTS CEMETERY, LILLE GATE, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row J. Grave 7.

Extract from the Manchester Evening News - 28 July 1917:

THE OFFICIAL LIST

KILLED

MANCHESTERS.—A. BALDING (13055), Manchester :

BALL Frank
Private B/1755, 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 18 October 1916. Born Hanley, Staffordshire, resident Blackley, Lancashire, enlisted Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Stafford, Staffordshire, son of Luke and Hannah ball, resident 6, Oak Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Hanley, Staffordshire, a Bottle Filler at Brewery, son of Luke Ball (a widower), resident 2, Charles Street, Blackley, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.
BAMFORD William

Corporal 251763, 2nd/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 22 March 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of Joseph E. and Mary E. Bamford, of 28, William St., Harpurhey, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Manchester, an Apprentice, son of Joseph Edward and Mary Elizabeth Bamford, resident 72, Herbert Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Grave lost. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67.

Extract from De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918, Volume 4, page 8:

BAMFORD, WILLIAM, Corpl., No. 251763, 2/6th (Territorial) Battn. The Manchester Regt., s. of Joseph Edward Bamford, of 2, James Street, Rochdale Road, Blackley, Manchester, Market Inspector, by his wife, Mary Elizabeth, dau. of John Farrer ; b. Manchester, co. Lancaster, 20 Jan. 1895 ; educ. Moston British School, and St. Paul's School, Oldham Road, Manchester ; was a Compositor and Printer ; joined the Manchester Regt. 23 Jan. 1916 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and Flanders from March, 1917, and was killed in action at Hervilly Farm 22 March, 1918. Buried where he fell ; unm.

BARBER Frank
Private 235424, 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers formerly 202341, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 22 October 1917. Aged 20. Born and resident Manchester. Son of Frank and Alice Barber, of Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Manchester, a Wire Worker, son of Frank and Alice Barber, resident 94, Cobden Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY NO.3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row M. Grave 13.
BARBER William Robert aka Billy aka Willie

[Listed as BARKER on SDGW] Private 1731, "A" Company, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds at Gallipoli 12 June 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of John L. and Mary A. Barker, of 157, Rochdale Rd., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Manchester, a scholar, son of John Lord and Mary Ann Barker, resident 175 Rochdale Road, Blackley. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 159 to 171.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Tuesday 13 June 1916, page 4:

MEMORIAM.

BARKER. —In proud and beloved memory of Private W. R. BARKER (Billy), A Company, 6th Batt. Manchester Regt., who died on June 12, 1915, of wounds received at Gallipoli, dearly-loved son of John L. and Mary A. Barker, Highfield, Blackley. Such men never die. They live in our hearts And the cause for which they gave themselves. We and the whole world are debtors to them.

BARKER.—In loving memory of Private W. R. BARKER (Willie), A Company, Batt. Manchester Regt., who died on 12th June, 1915, of wounds received at Gallipoli. ELSIE. Until the day breaks and the shadows nee away.

BARNES Frank
Private 14438, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 2 March 1916. Aged 21. Born Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of Elijah and Alice Barnes, of 20, Douglas St., Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada; brother of Harry (below). In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Harpurhey, a Marker Off in Shipping Warehouse, son of Elijah and Alice Barnes, resident 60 York Terrace, New Road, Blackley. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.
BARNES Harry Rogers
Lance Corporal 8969, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 April 1916. Born Harpurhey, enlisted Manchester. Son of Elijah and Alice Barnes, of 20, Douglas St., Truro, Nova Scotia, Canada; brother of Frank (above). In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Blackley, a Mechanic in Bleaching Works, son of Elijah and Alice Barnes, resident 60 York Terrace, New Road, Blackley. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
BARTLETT George William
Corporal SS/578, Clearing Office (Blackheath), Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in United Kingdom 8 September 1918. Born, resident and enlisted Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born Blackley, Manchester, a Mangler (Laundry Worker), son of John and Mary Bartlett, resident 5, James Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Originally attested 26 May 1894 at Bury, lancashire, aged 18 years 2 months, born in Blackley, Manchester, as 11831, Lancashire Fusiliers, unmarried, height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 115 lbs, chest 33 inches, fresh complexion, hazel eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England, discharged on termination of engagement 25 May 1906; served in Crete 1898, Sordan 1898; South Africa 1900 and 1902. Buried in BLACKLEY (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Old Ground. Grave 81.
BATES Joseph
Private 41693, 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 22 October 1917. Born Manchester, enlisted Middleton. In th 1901 census he was aged 2, born Blackley, Lancashire, son of Joseph and Sarah Bates, resident 61, Crab Lane, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Manchester, at school, son of Joseph and Sarah Jane Bates, resident 61 Crab Lane, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60.
BEADON William
Private - No further information currently available
BEETSON Arthur
Signal Boy J/37859, H.M.S. "Black Prince," Royal Navy. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutalnd 31 May 1916. Aged 17. Born 10 April 1899 in Manchester, Lancashire. A Clerk by trade before enlistment. Son of Walter and Sarah Alice Beetson, of 10, Exchange St., Blackley, Manchester. Height 5 feet 2½ inches, chest 31½ inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Blackley, son of Walter and Alice Beetson, resident 70 Chapel Lane, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School, Gorton, Manchester, Lancashire, 20 August 1906, son of Walter, resident 70, Chapel Lane, left 7 April 1913 having reached 14 years of age. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Blackley, a school boy, son of Walter and Sarah Alice Beetson, resident 70 Chapel Lane, Blackley, Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 15.
BERRY Stanley Ellam

Gunner 701483, "A" Battery, 330th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 26 July 1917. Aged 28. Born 9 December 1888 in Manchester, enlisted Preston. Baptised 25 December 1889 in Sutton (near Macclesfield), St George, Cheshire, son of William and Annie Louisa Berry. Son of Annie Louisa Berry, of "Norwood," Rochdale Rd., Blackley, Manchester, and the late William Berry. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Manchester, son of William and Annie, resident Ash Street, Harpurhey, Prestwich, Lancashire. Admitted to Christ Church School, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, 5 September 1892, son of William Berry (a Salesman), resident 3, Ash Street, Harpurhey, left 4 May 1894. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Harpurhey, lancashire, a Warehouseman at Calico Printers, son of Annie Louisa Berry (a widow), resident 58 Kingsley Place, Moston, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row L. Grave 31.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Monday 13 August 1917, page 4:

BERRY.—Gunner STANLEY E. BERRY, R.F.A., died of wounds on July 26th, 1917, eldest son of Annie and the late William Berry, Norwood, Rochdale Road, Blackley (late of Blackley Park). Deeply regretted.

Extract from National Probate Index:

Stanley Ellam Berry of Norwood, Rochdale Road, Blackley, Manchester a gunner in the Royal Field Artillery died 26 July 1917 in Belgium Administration (with Will) Manchester 1st March to Annie Louisa Berry widow. Effects £289 13s. 1d.

BERTENSHAW Arthur

Lance Corporal 17293, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1917. Aged 24. Son of Joseph and Mary Jane Bertenshaw, of 64A, Gill Street, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Harpurhey, a Worker, Clerk, son of Joseph and Mary Jane Bertenshaw, resident 64A Gill Street, Blackley, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Friday 12 October 1917, page 4:

BERTENSHAW— Killed in action on the 1st inst., Lance-Corporal ARTHUR BERTENSHAW, aged 24 years, Manchester Regt., youngest son of Joseph and Mary Jane Bertenshaw, 64a, Gill-street, Blackley.

BIRD Samuel
Private 30371, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 2 April 1917. Aged 24. Born Hulme, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Bird, of 10, Spinners Row, Slack Rd., Blackley, Manchester. Attested 27m October 1915 in Manchester, aged 21 years 9 months, a Labourer, unmarried, resident 10, Slack Road, Blackley, Manchester, height 5 feet 3 inches, weight 113 lbs, chest 35 inches. Posted 2nd Battalion 20 July 1915, posted 3rd Battalion 30 October 1915, embarked Folkestone 20 July 1916, disembarked Boulogne 20 July 1916, posted 19th Battalion 29 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
BIRDS Walter

Private 59255, 198th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 4656, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 18 June 1917. Aged 23. Born Toulgrove (sic - s/b Youlgrave), Derby, enlisted Manchester. Son of Charles and Harriett Birds. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Youlgreave (aka Youlgrave), Derby, an Apprentice Joiner, son of Charles and Harriet Birds, resident Logwood Cottage, Mill Brow, Blackley, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Thursday 12 July 1917, page 2:

FALLEN FIGHTERS.

Pte. WALTER BIRDS, Manchester Regiment, He lived at 7, Newton-street, Blackley, and was employed by Mr. Frank Butterworth, joiner and builder, Blackley.

BLORE Jabez
Private 12679, 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 7 August 1915. Aged 34. Born 1881 in Prestwich, registered birth. Son of the late Jabez Blore. Son of Jabez & Mary Ann (nee Barnnett) Blore; brother of William Blore who also served in World War 1 with the Manchester's. In the 1901 cenus living at 22 Bankfield street, Blackley. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Manchester, a Carter with Dairyman, son of J Blore (widower), resident 233, Parr Lane, Unsworth- Whitefield, Unsworth, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 59 to 73 or 218 to 219. Also commemorated on Stockport memorial
BOOTE Joseph
Private 300873, 1st/8th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action 17 March 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of Joseph and Sarah Boote, of 31, Grant St., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Crumpsall, a Piercer in Cotton Mill, son of Joseph and Sarah Boote, resident 9, Walsh Street, Blackley, Manchester. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 21.
BOOTH John

Sergeant 300873, 2nd/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 26 April 1917. Aged 34. Born Liverpool, enlisted Ardwick, Manchester. Husband of Alice Booth, of 22, Valentia Rd., Hill Lane, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 18, born Liverpool, a Greyman in Bleach Works, resident with his brother, Albert W Booth, at 11, Pickston Street, Manchester, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Liverpool, Lancashire, a Foreman Greyman, married to Alice with one son, resident 20 Alderside Street Harpurhey Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row B. Grave 19.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Thursday 10 May 1917, page 2:

FALLEN FIGHTERS.

Sergt. JOHN BOOTH, Manchesters, Valentia Road, Hill Lane, Blackley, killed, worked at Anchor bleachworks, Crumpsall.

BOOTH Thomas
Private 34439, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Aged 27. Born Higher Blackley, Lancaster, enlisted Manchester. Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Booth, of Boggat Hole Farm, Higher Blackley, Manchester; husband of Sarah Elizabeth Booth, of 165, Earle St., Longsight, Manchester. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Manchester, son of Aldred and Elizabeth Booth, resident Boggart Hole Farm, Booth Lane, St Andrews, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11. born Manchester, son of Alfred Booth (a widower), resident Booth Lane Farm, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Blackley, a Farmer's Son assisting on his father's farm, son of Alfred Booth (a widower), resident Boot Lane Farm, Higher Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
BOWKER Leonard
Private 201564, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 20 September 1917. Born 16 january 1889, and resident, Manchester. In the 1891 census he was aged 2, born Manchester, son of Ada Bowker, grandson of Emma Bowker (a widow), resident Southwell Street, Harpurhey, Prestwich, Lancashire. Admitted to Christ Church School, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, Manchester 12 June 1894, son of Ada Louisa Bowker (a widow), resident 21, Southwell Street. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Manchester, son of Ada Bowker, resident 45, Lewis Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Harpurhey, Manchester, an Insurance Clerk, son of Ada Louisa Bowker, resident 44, Durham Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 to 19.
BRENTNALL Norman

Private 18807, "B" Company, 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 27. Born Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of Mrs. Emma Brentnall, of 78, Blackley New Rd., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Blackley, a Clerk in Corset Factory, son of Emma Brentnall (a widow), resident 78, Blackley New Road, Blackley, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Saturday 22 July 1916, page 2:

Private Norfhan Brentnall, 78, New Road, Blackley, killed on July 1, was formerly employed at the Ivy Tannery Works, Blackley. An old Oldham Blue Coat Schoolboy, he was a member of the United Methodist Church, Blackley.

BRIERLEY Harry
Private 9389, "B" Company, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Montauban, France, 1 July 1916. Aged 26. Born and enlisted in Manchester, resident Winton, Patricroft, Lancashire. Son of Joseph and Martha Brierley, of 2, Little Lane, Blackley, Manchester; husband of Emma Stringer (formerly Brierley, nee George), of 32, Nelson Drive, Cadishead, Manchester, married 10 December 1910 in Paricroft Registery Office, one daughter. Attested 17 February 1915 in Manchester. aged 25 years 1 month, resident 90, Worsley Road, Winton, Patricroft, Electrical Engineer by trade, married, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 118 lbs, chest 36 inches, religious denomination Church of England. With Expeditionary Force to France 8 November 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
BRIGGS Robert Campbell
Private 25238, 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 11 July 1917. Aged 24. Born Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of Joseph Campbell Briggs and Mary A. Briggs, of 10, Bankfield Street, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Blackley, Lancashire, a Grocer's Assistant, son of Joseph Campbell and Mary Ann Briggs, resident 10, Bankfield Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Attested 26 June 1916 in Manchester, aged 22 years 8 months, a Grocer's Assistant, resident 10, Bank field Street, Blackley, Manchester, unmarried, 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 108 lbs, chest 33 inches. Posted 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, 12 November 1916, posted 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment, 29 November 1916, with B.E.F. to France, embarked Folkestone, disembarked Boulogne 12 November 1916, joined 11th Battalion at Etaples 13 November 1916. Buried in NIEUWPOORT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 10.
BRITTOROUS Oswald George
Second Lieutenant, 209th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Missing in action assumed shotdown and killed 15 May 1918 flying a Sopwith F.1 Camel, serial no. B5666, last seen in a skirmish with an enemy airplane. Aged 19. Born 10 August 1898. Son of Francis and Josephine Brittorous, of "Glenlyon", Rochdale Road, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Manchester, Lancashire, son of Francis and Josephine Britterous, 28, Halls Crescent, Manchester, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Manchester, at school, son of Francis and Josephine Brittorous, resident 273, Rochdale Road, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. A Civil Servant, British Postal Service, Boy Clerk, at S.B.D., 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.
BROWN James Lyndon
Private 12537, 19th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Born Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Blackley, a Clerk, son of Hannah Brown (a widow), resident 21, Moss Bank, Crumpsall, North Manchester, Lancashire. Attested 1 December 1914 in Manchester, aged 19 years 11 months, resident 21, Moss Bank, Crumpsall, Manchester, Warehouseman by trade, unmarried, . With Expeditionary Force to France 7 November 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
BROWN Samuel aka Sam
Acting Sergeant 300984, 2nd/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Missing presumed killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 20. Born Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of Elizabeth Brown, of 30, Quilter Grove, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Blackley, Lancashire, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Brown, resident 3, Grant Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Blackley, Lancashire, an Errand Boy, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Brown, resident 30, Quilter Grove, Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124.
BUCKLEY John
Sapper 165705, Signal Service Training Centre (S.S.T.C.)[Based at Bedford], Royal Engineers. Died 12 January 1919. Aged 32. Son of Michael and Mary Buckley, of Blackley, Manchester. There are two John BUCKLEY's in 1911 census either of which could be this man. Buried in MOSTON (ST. JOSEPH'S) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Lancashire. Soldiers' Plot. 192 (Screen Wall).
BUDGE Charles Henry
Gunner 195491, 21st Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 13 September 1918. Aged 35. Born Davenport, Cheshire (sic - should be Devonport, Devon), enlisted Manchester. Son of Thomas Henry and Lucy Caroline Budge, of Plymouth; husband of Florence (nee Baxter) Budge, of 3, Oakworth St., Blackley, Manchester, married 1915 in Rochdale Registration District, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 28, born Devonport, Devon, unmarried, a Butcher's Manager, boarding at 27 Moss Street, Rochdale. Buried in PONT-D'ACHELLES MILITARY CEMETERY, NIEPPE, Nord, France. Plot III. Row D. Grave 22.
BUERDSELL Arthur
Private 251605, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 2 April 1918. Born Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Blackley, Lancashire, son of John and Jane Buerdsell, resident 63, Grant Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Blackley, Lancashire, a grocer's Assistant, son of John and Jane Buerdsell, resident 14 Lawson Street, Blackley, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
BURGESS John
Lance Corporal 28765, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment formerly 45104, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 2 December 1917. Born and enlisted Manchester, resident Blackley, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 85 to 86.
BUTTERWORTH Frank
Private 18162, 1st Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Born and resident Blackley, Lancs, enlisted Manchester, Lancs. There are at least two Frank BUTTERWORTH's in 1911 census born In Blackley either of which could be this man. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
BUTTERWORTH William
Private G/26141, 6th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 18 September 1918. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Manchester, resident Harpurhey. Son of William and Annie Butterworth, of 39, Ringley St., Harpurhey, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Manchester, a Stockbroker's Clerk, son of William and Annie Butterworth, resident 4 Moston Lane, Harpurhey, Manchester. Buried in EPEHY WOOD FARM CEMETERY, EPEHY, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 8.

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