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BLACKLEY WAR MEMORIAL - SURNAMES C

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Compiled and copyright © Laura Vizard 2012
research Martin Edwards

CALVERT Clarence Preston
[Listed as Corporal on memorial] Private S/40133, 7th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, The Duke of Albany's). Died of wounds 10 April 1917. Aged 19. Enlisted Manchester, Lancs. Baptised 31 Jul 1898 in Manchester, Lancashire, son of John Hodgson Calvert and Eliza Calvert. Son of John Hodgson Calvert and Eliza Calvert, of 1, James St., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Manchester, a School Barber's, son of John Hodgson Calvert and Eliza Calvert, resident 1, James Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in ST. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 10.
CAWLEY Harry
Private 8110, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born 8 November 1892 in Collyhurst, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Collyhurst, Manchester, a Warehouse Clerk, son of Elizabeth Cawley (a widow), resident 117, Conran Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Admitted to St Oswald's Church of England Primary School (Infants), Collyhurst, 9 January 1899, son of William Reuben Cawley, resident 6 Stretton Street, Collyhurst. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
CHADWICK Albert
Lance Corporal 6476, 16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 16 September 1916. Born Harpurhey, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. In the 1911 census he wa aged 17, born Machester, Lancashire, a Warehouse Assistant, son of James and Mary Chadwick, resident 32, Old Road, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 12.
CHADWICK Edwin
Private 41802, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 27 April 1917. Aged 21. Born Crumpsall, Manchester, enlisted Tottington, Lancs. Son of John Henry and Elizabeth Annie Chadwick. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Blackley, Lancashire, a Farmer's Son working on Farm, son of John Henry and Elizabeth Annie Chadwick, resident Brandlesome Old Hall Farm, Tottington, Lancashire. Buried in ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY, FREVENT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 3.
CHADWICK Walter
Private 31157 [CWGC] ro 31151 [SDGW], 26th (Reserve) Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died on service in United Kingdom 27 March 1916. Aged 23. Enlisted Manchester. Son of the late John Albert and Elizabeth Chadwick, of 74, Crab Lane, Blackley, Manchester. Buried in BLACKLEY (ST. ANDREW) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Old Ground. Grave 213.
CHAPMAN Fredrick Y aka Fred

[Listed as Fred T CHAPMAN on memorial and Private] Guardsman 26587, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed action 14 July 1917. Aged 40. Born Newcastle, enlisted Manchester. Husband of Agnes Chapman, of 35, Wilson Rd., Blackley, Manchester. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row G. Grave 2.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Friday 27 July 1917, page 4 - note middle initial incorrect:

CHAPMAN —In loving memory my dear husband, Private FREDERICK Y. CHAPMAN, 26587, Grenadier Guards, killed action July 14, 1917. From his broken-hearted WIFE and SON, 35, Wilson Road, Blackley. May rest peace.

CHATTERS Edward Victor
Sergeant 71770, 17th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 7232, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 25 August 1918. Born 9 September 1895 in Blackley, Lancs, enlisted Manchester, christened 23 October 1895 in Blackley, St Peter, Manchester, son of John and Clarissa Maud Chatters. Brother of Robert John Cahtters (below). Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School (Infants), Gorton, Manchester, 12 September 1898, son of John Chatters, resident Middleton Old Road, left February 1903 to go to the Boys School. In the 1901 census he was age 5, born Manchester, son of ohn and Calara Chatters, resident 24, Middleton Old Road, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Blackley, an Errand Boy, son of John and Clarina Maud Chatters, resident 14, Sapphire Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Plot V. Row F. Grave 12.
CHATTERS Robert John
Private 29387, 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action 17 February 1918. Aged 25. Born 9 April 1893 in Clare, Suffolk, enlisted Manchester. Husband of Annis Bicknell (formerly Chatters), of 124, Sunderland St., Harpurhey, Manchester; brother of Edward Victor Chatters (above). Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School (Boys), Gorton, Manchester, 11 February 1901, resident 24, Middleton Old Road, previously attended St Peter's Infants School, left 8 April 1907 having completed the required school term. In the 1901 census he was agd 7, born Suffolk, son of John and Calara Chatters, resident 24, Middleton Old Road, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Clare, Suffolk, a Shop Assistant, son of John and Clarina Maud Chatters, resident 14, Sapphire Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1.
CLAGUE Frank

Private 10142, 15th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 July 1917. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Manchester, son of George Clague, resident 31, Carisbrook Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Manchester, a Garment Presser, boarding with Thomas Clague at 11, Hilton Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Married Louisa Mingay at Harpurhey, St Stephen, 26 July 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Thursday 4 January 1917, page 2:

FALLEN FIGHTERS.

Pte. FRANK CLAGUE, Lancashire Fusiliers, 14, Acton-street, Moston Lane, Blackley, previously reported missing on July 1, is now officially reported killed on that date. Before enlisting in September, 1914, he was employed by Messrs. J. Woolley, Sons, and Co., Ltd., Victoria Bridge.

CLARK Henry
[Spelt CLARKE on CWGC but CLARK on SDGW and memorial] Sergeant 300956, 2nd/8th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 2 August 1917. Aged 28. Born Collyhurst, Manchester, resident Colchester, Essex, enlisted Manchester, baptised 8 January 1890 in Patricroft, Lancashire, son of James and Mary Clark. Son of James and Mary Clarke, of Manchester; husband of Grace Clarke, of 77, Victor Rd., Hythe Hill, Colchester. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 6.
CLARK James
Private
CLARKE Charles Alfred
Gunner 37140, "A" Battery, 80th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Born Manchester, enlisted Altrincham. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Manchester, son of James and Rebecca Clarke, resident 12, Parlington Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.
CLEWORTH William
[Listed as Private on memorial] Lance Corporal 20644, 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 29 August 1918. Born and enlisted Manchester. In the 1881 census he was aged 3, born Blackley, son of John and Elizabeth Cleworth, resident Rosebank Street, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 22, born Blackley, Lanacshire, a Machine Minder, stepson of John and Elizabeth Colinge, resident 65, Grant Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born Blackley, Manchester, a Bleacher of Cloth, married to Sarah Jane, resident 10, Middleton Old Road, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3.
COFFEY John
Private 44815, 18th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment formerly 87870, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died 14 November 1918. Aged 32. Husband of Sophia A. T. Coffey, of 6, Hemsley St., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Blackley, a General Warehouseman, married to Sophia A T Coffey, resident 42, Faulkner Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in DON COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ANNOEULLIN, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 31.
COLLINGE Arthur
[Transcribed as COLLINGS] Private 2340, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 5 June 1915. Aged 25. Born Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of Charles and Florence Collinge, of 83, Dover St., Higher Crumpsall, Manchester. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Blackley, son of Charles and Florence E Collinge, resident Chapel Lane, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Blackley, son of Charles Collinge (a widower), resident 12, Chapel Lane, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Blackley, an Assistant Buyer, son of Charlews Collinge, stepson of Annie Colinmge, resident 83, Dover Street, Crumpsall, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 159 to 171.
CONSTERDINE Fred
Private 9044, 1st/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 7 August 1915. Aged 18. Born and resident Blackley, Lancs, enlisted Middleton, Lancs. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Manchester, an Apprentice Engraver, son of William and Emily Conasterdine, resident 7, Beverley Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 59 to 73 or 218 to 219.
CONSTERDINE Fred Whiteley
Private 41489 [41480 on SDGW], 18th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) formerly 4046, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 10 October 1918. Aged 24. Resident Whitefield, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of Edward and Jane Consterdine, of 52, Wilton St., Whitefield, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Blackley, son of Edward and Janey B Consterdine, resident 30, Astbury Street, Radcliffe, Bury, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Blackley, a Junior Clerk, son of Edward and Jane Consterdine, resident 56, Wilton Street, Whitefield, Lancashire. Buried in HIGHLAND CEMETERY, LE CATEAU, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 6.
COOKE Lawrence Henry
[Also spelt Laurence] Lance Corporal 20847, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 15 June 1916. Aged 32. Born Middleton, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of Joseph Henry and Catherine Cooke, of "Ashfield," Boothroydon, Blackley, nr. Manchester. In the 1891 census he was aged 6, born Blackley, son of Joseph Henry and Catherine Cooke, resident Ashfield Villa, Boothroyden Terrace, St Andrews, Prestwich, Lancashire. Buried in CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot 1. Row A. Grave 5.
COOPER Richard Henry [Norman]
Private 2060, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 2 August 1915. Aged 22. Born Harpurhey, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Baptised 29 January 1893 at New Cross, St Paul, Manchester, son of Richard and Matha Ann Cooper. Son of Richard and Martha Ann Cooper, of 21, Joule St., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Harpurhey, Manchester, a Clerk, son of Martha Cooper (a widow), resident 10, Orchid Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot XI. Row A. Grave 15.
CORDINER Robertson
Private 15135, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 21. Born Port Errol, Aberdeen, resident Torry, Kincardineshire, enlisted Aberdeen. Son of John Cordiner, of 65, Walker Rd., Torry, Aberdeen. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Cruden, Aberdeenshire, a scholar, son of John and Mary J Cordiner, resident Townhead, Cruden, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.
COSGROVE Thomas [Joseph]
Private 10101, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Born Collyhurst, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Harpurhey, Lancashire, son of Thomas and Ada Cordiner, resident 48, Stavely Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Harpurhey, a scholar, son of Thomas and Ada Cosgrove, resident 48, Staveley Street, Harpurhey, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
COULTHURST Francis aka Frank

Private 59611, 14th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) formerly 23165, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds in Salonika 25 April 1917. Aged 38. Born 13 March 1879 in Blakeley (sic - s/b Blackley), Lancs, resident Moston, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Husband of Dinah (nee Evans) Coulthurst, of 7, Hough Hall Rd., Moston, Manchester; married in the July to September Quarter 1908 in Prestwich Registration District, Lancashire. In the 1881 census he was aged 2, born Blackley, Lancashire, son of Benjamin and Jane Coulthurst, resident Market Street, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1891 census he was aged 12, born Blackley, Lancashire, a scholar, son of Benjamin and Jane Coulthurst, resident Slack Road, Crumpsall, Prestwich, Lancashire. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School, Gorton, Manchester, 7 February 1887, previously in Infants School. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot F. Grave 1327.

Probate index record:

COULTHURST Francis of 7 Hough Hall-road Moston Manchester a private in the 14th battalion Liverpool regiment died 25 April 1917 in Macedonia Probate Manchester 19 October to Dinah Coulthurst widow. Effects £244 6s. 10d.

COUTTS Homer
Private 20266, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment formerly 6157. Lancashire Fusliers. Died of wounds 16 June 1915. Born Hightown, Manchester, resident Manchester, enlisted Bury, Lancs. Baptised 21 April 1885 in St Alban, Cheetham, son of Homer and Elizabeth Anne Coutts, born 16 October 1880. Husband of Ada Coutts, of 5, Stanley St., Moston, Lancs. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, born Chettham, a General Labourer Temporary Oilcloth Manufacturer, son of Elizabeth Couuts (a widow), resident 35 William St, Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 7.
COWAN Thomas
[Spelt COWEN on CWGC and SDGW] Private 30427, 1st Battalion, Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Died of wounds 4 September 1918. Aged 34. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of Thomas and Anne Cowen, of Manchester; husband of Margaret Cowen, of 84, Beverley Street, Moston Lane, Blackley, nr. Manchester. Admitted to No 34 Casualty Clearing Station with an abcess on his neck 9 February 1918, with sick convoy 16 February 1918, transferred to 113 Field Ambulance, religious denomination Church of England, returned to duty. Buried in BORRE BRITISH CEMETERY,Nord, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 37.
COX John
Private PLY/10475, H.M.S. "Goliath," Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action when his ship was sunk in Morto Bay off Cape Helles by three torpedoes from the Ottoman destroyer Muâvenet-i Millîye 13 May 1915. Aged 33. Born 16 January 1882 in St Patrick, Manchester. Brother of Mrs Cosgrave, of 40, Faulkner St, Moston Lane, Blackley, Manchester and Mrs Foy, of 676, Rochdale Rd, Bacton St, Queens Park, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 7.
CREWE Philip

Private 1613, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 5 June 1915. Aged 25. Born Everton, Liverpool, enlisted Manchester. Son of Rowland and Eliza Crewe, of 894, Stockport Rd., Longsight, Manchester. Teacher employed by Manchester Education Committee. In the 1901 census he was age 10, son of Rowland and Eliza Crewe, resident 101, Commercial Road, Swindon, Wiltshire. In the 1911 census he aged 20, born Everton, Lancashire, a Training College Student, resident Culham College, Abingdon, Oxfordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 159 to 171.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Thursday 9 December 1915, page 2:

LOCAL RANK AND FILE LOSSES.

The following local men are reported in the casualty lists of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force, under various dates. All are privates unless otherwise described:

PREVIOUSLY REPORTED MISSING, NOW REPORTED KILLED.

6th BATTALION BEGIMENT (T.F.).
ASHTON (2286), W.
BUCKLEY (2221), C-, Brownsville, Moor.
CREWE (1613). P., Russell-street, Blackley.
GRIMSHAW (2210), M., Newton Road, Urmston
LEIGHTON (1911). W., Manley Road, Whalley

CROSBY James
Private probably James Crosby, Private 50915, 9th Battalion, Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) formerly 13698, Training Reserve Battalion. Killed in action 12 April 1918. Born and enlisted Manchester. In the 1911 census he was a boarder, aged 12, born Manchester, at school, resident 130 Uppper Conran Street, Harpurhey, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
CROWE William
Signaller - No further information currently available
CROWTHER John
Private 3443, "C" Company, 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment formerly 5777, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of shrapnel wounds tom the scalp 9 September 1915 in 10th Stationary Hospital, St. Omer. Born Collyhurst, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. Husband of Elizabeth (nee Twiner) Crowther, of 3, Needham's Croft, Blackley, Manchester; married 30 October 1897 in Manchester; 4 daughters, one son. Enlisted 2 September 1914 at Manchester, aged 40 years 2 months, in Lancashire Fusiliers, a Shoe Maker by trade, born Collyhurst, Manchester, married, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 121 lbs, chest 34½ inches, religious denomination Church of England; transferred to South Lancashire Regiment 6 March 1915, went to France 16 March 1915. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave 27.
CROZIER George
Private G/7178, 3rd Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died 12 March 1915. Aged 19. Born Belfast, resident Harpurhey, Manchester, enlisted London. Son of David and Mina Crozier, of "Plas Trevor," Abbey Rd., Llandudno. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Belfast, Co. Antrim, a Chemicals Apprentice Pharmacist, son of David and Wilhemina Crozier, resident 35, Market Street, Blackley, Manchester. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row F. Grave 22.

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