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BLACKLEY WAR MEMORIAL - SURNAMES E

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Compiled and copyright © Laura Vizard 2012
research Martin Edwards

EARNSHAW John Edward
Sapper 166506, 218th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 5 April 1918. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Manchester, resident Moston, Lancashire. Son of James and Martha Earnshaw, of 1, Brownson St., Moston, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Moston, Lancashire, son of James and Martha Earnshaw, resident 9, Walker Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Moston, Lancashire, at school, son of James and Martha Earnshaw, resident 12, Brownson Street, Moston, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Attested 10 December 1915 in Manchester, aged 18 years 7 months, resident 12, Brownson Street, Moston, Manchester, also given as 1, Brownson Street, Moston, Manchester, a Switch Fitter, unmarried, height 5 feet 8½ inches, weight 128 lbs, chest 35½ inches, ruddy complexion, blue eys, brown hair. With British Expeditionary Force to France 13 December 1916. Gassed 11 July 1917, admitted to hospital 16 July 1917, rejoined unit 7 August 1917. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot X. Row C. Grave 6.
EARNSHAW William [Edward]
[Listed as Private on memorial] Driver 705139, H.Q. 22nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 27 March 1918. Aged 23. Born 5 December 1894, and enlisted, Manchester. Native of Lower Crumpsall, Manchester. Son of John and Mary Emily Eamshaw, of 6, Hill Lane, Blackley, Manchester. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School (Infants), Gorton, Manchester, 11 September 1899, son of John Earnshaw, of 6, Hill Lane, left school March 1900 when famly moved to Crumpshall. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Manhester, son of John and Mary E Earnshaw, resident 6, John Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Manchester, a Stipler Wallpaper Stainers, son of John and Mary Emily Earcnshaw, resident 18 Springfield, Lower Crumpsall, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in HANNESCAMPS NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 23.
ENTWHISTLE Joseph
[Listed as ENTWISTLE on all military records and census] Private 24337, 7th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born Heaton Mersey, Lancashire, enlisted Lytham. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born Heaton Mersey, Lancashire, a Buyer of Cotton Goods, son of Peter and Sarah Entwistle, resident The Craggs, Hill Lane, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.
EATOUGH Gilbert
[Listed as EATNOUGH on CWGC] Private 31448, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment originally 25th (Reserve) Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 30 July 1916. Born and enlisted Manchester. Baptised 4 April 1894 in Hulme (near Manchester), Holy Trinity, Lancashire, son of Joseph and Margaret Elizabeth Eatough. Son of Joseph and Margaret Elizabeth Eatough, of 17, Wilson Road, Blackley. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Manchester, son of Joseph and Margaret Eatough, resident 16, Wellington Road, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Manchester, a Pricer, son of Joseph and M E Eatough, resident Birch View, Birch Vale, Hayfield, Derbyshire. Attested 14 December 1915 in Manchester, aged 21 years 8 months, resident 42 Ada Street, Russell Road, Blackley, Porter by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 2 inches, weight 105 lbs, chest 32¾ inches. With Expeditionary Force to France, emabrked Folkestone aboard S.S. Princess Henriette 5 May 1916, disembarked at Etaples 6 May 1916. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXII. Row K. Grave 5.
EVANS Arthur
Private G/91909, 29th Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) transferred to Driver 155053, 660th Agricultural Company, Labour Corps. Died 28 November 1918. Buried in BLACKLEY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Section A. Grave 41.
EVANS Harry

Private 14520, 6th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Drowned in Mesopotamia 15 April 1917. Aged 29. Born 26 November 1889 in Bury, Lancashire, enlisted Manchester. Son of Joseph Evans; husband of Dorothy Waterhouse (formerly Evans, nee Gage), of 10, Norman St., Middleton, Manchester, married 7 October 1911 in Blackley, Holy Trinity. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church Of England School, Gorton, Manchester, 15 February 1897, resident 132, Old Road, Blackley, left 13 September 1901 when his family left Blackley. In the 1911 census he was aged 22, born Bury, Lancashire, a Labourer with BLeacher and Dyer, son of Joseph and Reachel (s/b Rachel) Evans, resident 21, James Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, Egypt.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Tuesday 30 October 1917, page 4:

EVANS—Private HARRY EVANS, East Lancashire Regiment, beloved husband of Dorothy Evans, missing since April 15, 1917, now officially reported drowned on that date. From his loving WIFE and Children, GLADYS and HARRY.—35, Kenyon-street, Blackley. Asleep the deep.

EVANS—Private HARRY EVANS, East Lancashire Regiment. reported missing April 15, 1917, now officially reported drowned on that date. From his MOTHER, FATHER, Sisters LILIAN and MAY, Brothers BOB, FRED, JOE (France), and FRANK.—21, James-street, Blackley. May his reward be as great as his sacrifice.

EVANS Harry
Private 357748, 2nd/10th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 7 July 1917. Aged 27. Born 26 October 1890 in Manchester, resident Braddon, Isle of Man, enlisted Liverpool. Son of John and Ellen Evans, of Blackley, Manchester; husband of Jessie Davies (formerly Evans), of 5, King's Lea, Holland Rd., Crumpsall, Manchester. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church Of England School (Infants), Gorton, Manchester, 5 March 1894, son of John Evans, of 134, Old Road, Blackley, transferred to Boy's School 15 February 1897. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, son of John and Ellen Evans, resident 4, Clough Bank, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Manchester, a Grocer's Assistant, son of John and Ellen Evans, resident 33, Lawson Street, Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 12,
EVENSON Arthur
[Spelt EVANSON on memorial] Private M/283113, 977th Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in United Kingdom 31 October 1918. Aged 27. Born, resident and enlisted Manchester. Son of George Arthur and Mary Ann Evenson, of 163, Moston Lane, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1891 census he was new born, biorn Blackley, son of George A and MAry A Evenson, resident Melbourne Street, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Blackley, son of George A and Mary A Evenson, resident 213, Moston Lane, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he as aged 20, born Blackley, an Insurance Clerk, son of George Arthur and Mary nn Evenson, resident 163 Moston Lane Blackley Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in BLACKLEY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Section I. Grave 9.

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