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BLACKLEY WAR MEMORIAL - SURNAMES G

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Compiled and copyright © Laura Vizard 2012
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GAGE George Ernest
Private 235050, 2nd/6th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment formerly 5042, Monmouthshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 December 1917. Born 25 August 1897, and enlisted, Manchester, resident Blackley, Lancs. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Manchester, son of Thomas LAbert and Dorothy gage, resident 3, Staveley Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School, Gorton, Manchester, 1 July 1907, son of Dorothy Gage, resident 19, Domett Street, Blackley, readmitted 19 October 1908, previously attended Holy Trinity School, removed to Carb Lane 21 October 1907. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Manchester, at school, son of Dorothy Gage (a widow), resident 8 Timber Yard, School Lane, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3.
GALLAGHER James
Private 11780, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 2 July 1916. Born Blackley, Lancs, resident Hightown, Lancs, enlisted Salford, Lancs. Husband of A. Southgate (formerly Gallagher), of 18, Marsland St. South, Hightown, Manchester. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Blackley, Lancashire, a scholar, grandson of Kate Gallagher (a widow), resident Lion Street, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Manchester, a General Labourer, grandson of Catherine Gallagher, resident 14, Walsh Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 24, born Blackley, a General Labourer, lodging at 34, Silver Street, Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 5.
GENOVESE James Costley
Able Seaman J/34626, H.M.S. "Defence," Royal Navy. Killed in action 31 May 1916 when his ship was sunk at the Battle of Jutland. Aged 20. Born 16 April 1896 in Liverpool, Lancashire. Baptised in Everton, St Peter, Lancashire 13 May 1896. Son of James and Margaret Genovese, of 165, Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester. Cotton Spinner by trade. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Liverpool, Lancashire, son of James C and Margaret Genovese, resident 195, Conran Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, at school, born Liverpool, Lancashire, son of James and Margaret Genovese, resident 165, Victoria Avenue, Blackney, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Enlisted 10 February 1915 for the hostilities only, height 5 feet 7¼ inches, chest 34½ inches, brown hair, hazel eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 12.
GORTON George Herbert
[Listed as Private on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion attached 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 10 July 1916. Aged 19. Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Gorton, of 52, Glen Avenue, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Manchester, son of Thomas and Sarah A Gorton, resident 63, Westmoreland Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 13, born Manchester, at school, son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Gorton, resident 49 Alton Street, Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 A and 3 D.
GREENWOOD Robert

Private 37570, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 28 September 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Manchester. Baptised 30 July 1899 at Blackley, St Peter, son of Frederick and Jessie Greenwood. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Manchester, son of Fred and Jessie Greenwood, resident 30, Grant Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Manchester, at school, son of Frederick and Jessie Greenwood, resident 144, Hendham Vale, Queen's Park, Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIV. Row C. Grave 20.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Wednesday 30 October 1918, page 4:

ROLL OF HONOUR

GREENWOOD—In loving memory of Pte. ROBERT GREENWOOD, K.O.R.L., died of wounds, abroad. Sept. 28, aged 19.
29. Wadsworth st. FATHER, MOTHER,& MARJORIE.

GREENWOOD.-In loving memory of our dear nephew, ROBBIE, died of wounds September 28, aged 19.
From his sorrowing AUNTIES. uncle DICK, CATHY, and FRANK.—Heathcllff, Hill Lane, Blackley.

GREENWOOD- In loving memory of our dear nephew, ROBBIE, died of wounds September 28, aged 19.
Incomparably beyond and above as all.
From his sorrowing Auntie EM,
Dent Cowgill School, Sedbergh.

GREENWOOD.— In sad but loving memory of our dear ROBBIE, who died of wounds September 28, aged 19.
He is not dead whose memory lives
With those who loved him well.
Mrs. SMITH and ELEANOR. 29, Wadsworth-street.

GREENWOOD —ln fond and loving memory of Pte. ROBERT (Bobbie) GREENWOOD, died of wounds Sept. 28, aged 19.
Depply regretted by Mr. and Mrs. LOCKWOOD, LOUIE and TOM.—183, Hendham Vale.

GRIMES Charles Robert
Private 1466, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Gallipoli 4 June 1915. Born Moston, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Moston, Lancashire, a scholar, son of Charles R and Minnie Grimes, resident Andrews Buildings, 14, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 159 to 171.
GROCOTT Frank
Private 7797, 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 1 November 1914. Born 27 April 1886 in Market Drayton, Salop, enlisted Manchester. Baptised 11 June 1886 in Market Drayton Circuit Methodist Church, son of John and Mary Ann Grocott. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Market Drayton, Shropshire, a scholar, son of John and Mary A Grocott, resident Silver Street, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Market Drayton, Shropshire, a Polisher at Leather Works, son of John and Mary Ann Grocott, resident 16, Crumpsall Vale, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. Buried in PONT-DU-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA GORGUE, Nord, France. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 3.
GRUNDY Frederick aka Fred

Private PS/7686, 24th Battalion [21st on Medal Card], Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Died from pneumonia as a Prisoner of War, following wounds, 2 September 1916. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Manchester. In the 1891 census he was newborn, born Blackley, son of frederick and Annie E Grundy, resident Cobden Street, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born NManchester, a Clerk, son of Frederick and Annie Eizabeth Grundy, resident 6, Glen Avenue, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in ST. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot III. Row BB. Grave 27.

Exract from Manchester Evening News - Monday 5 February 1917, page 4:

ROLL OF HONOUR

GRUNDY.—Private FREDERICK GRUNDY, 7686, Royal Fusiliers, prisoner of war, died September 2nd, 1916, in his 26th year, from pneumonia, following his wounds. Thy will be done, 'Tis hard to say When the one love most dear Is called away. His sorrowing wife, 112, Wembury-street, Harpurhey.

GRUNDY.—Private FREDERICK GRUNDY, 7686, Royal Fusiliers, prisoner war, died September 2nd, 1916, in his 26th year, from pneumonia, following his wounds. Deeply regretted, FATHER and MOTHER. Parkside, Glein Avenue, Blackley.

GRUNDY.—Private FREDERICK GRUNDY, 7686, Fusiliers, prisoner of war, died September 2nd, 1916, in his 26th year, from pneumonia, following his wounds. And with the morn those angel faces smile Which have loved long since and lost awhile. Fondly remembered by Mrs. CAWLEY, ETHEL, ELSIE and florrie, 112, Wembury-Street, Harpurhey.

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