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BLACKLEY WAR MEMORIAL - SURNAMES H

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Laura Vizard 2012
research Martin Edwards

HALL Albert
Private - Too many possibilities - No further information currently available
HALL Joseph Edwin
Private 128186, 24th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 205082, North lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 6 November 1918. Aged 33. Born and enlisted Manchester. Husband of Ada (nee Finch) Hall, of 10, Dollond St., Moston Lane, Blackley, Manchester, married 1909 In Prestwich Registration District, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Blackley, a scholar, son of Thomas and Sarah A Hall, resident Lion Street, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 26, born Manchester, working in a Bleachers, Dyers and Finishers, married to Ada, resident 31 Wadsworth Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XLIX. Row C. Grave 28.
HALL William
Private Deal/4212(S), Royal Marine Medical Unit, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marines. Died of wounds 2 September 1918. Aged 23. Born 30 September 1894 in Blackley, Lancashire. Son of William and Emily Hall, of 28, Lion Street, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Blackley, Lancashire, son of William and Emily Hall, resident 28, Lion Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Blackley, Lancashire, an Office Clerk, son of William and Emily Hall, resident 28, Lion Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. Enrolled in Royal Marines Medical Unit 27 November 1915. Clerk by trade. Religious denomination Wesleyan. Height 5 feet 5¾ inches, fresh comlexion, brown eyes, brown hair. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section R. Plot III. Row J. Grave 22.
HARGREAVES James M
Private G/10351, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 42. Born Spotland, Lancashire, resident Northfleet, Kent, enlisted Gravesend, Kent. Son of Richard Hargreaves, of 2, Russell Road, Blackley, Manchester; husband of Rachel, known as Ellen by her husband, Hargreaves, of 52, York Rd., Northfleet, Kent; married at Gravesend 24 April 1915. Attested 12 December 1915 at Gravesend, aged 39, a Dock Labourer, resident 52, York Road, Southfleet, married, height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 130 lbs, chest 35½ inches. With British Expeditionary Force 22 November 1916, posted 7th Battalion, The Buffs 3 December 1916. Qualified as a Bomber. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.
HARRIS George
Rifleman Z/1767, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Killed in action 19 November 1917. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Manchester, resident Blackley, Lancs. Son of George T. and Mary Ann Harris, of 159, Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born Manchester, a Messenger, son of george Thomas and Mary Ann Harris, resident 159, Victoria Avenue, Blackney, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 145 to 147.
HARRIS John Richard
Private 14020, 6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Died of wounds received in action (gunshot wounds to buttocks) in Persian Gulf at 16 Casualty Clearing Hospital 17 January 1917. Aged 21. Born Blackley, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. Son of Elizabeth Harris, of Mona Cottage, Halkyn, Holywell, Flintshire, and the late John Harris. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Manchester, son of John and Elizabeth Harris, resident 29, James Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, an Errand Boy, born Manchester, son of Elizabeth Harris (a widow), resident 8, Holtby Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Attested 4 September 1914 in Manchester, aged 19 years, a Baker, born Brackley, unmarried, height 5 feet 6inches, weight 121 lbs, chest 33 inches, sallow complexion, hazel eyes, dark hair, religious denomination Church of England. Joined 6th Battalion 9 September 1914. Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XXVI. Row C. Grave 8.
HARRIS Thomas
[Listed as Able Seaman on memorial] Ordinary Seaman J/60093, H.M.S. "Cumberland," Royal Navy. Died from disease 29 September 1918. Aged 18. Born 23 June 1900 in Manchester. Baptised 21 November 1900 in Manchester, Lancashire, son of George Thomas and Mary Ann Harris. Son of George Thomas and Mary Ann Harris, of 159, Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was born Manchester, son of George and Mary Ann Harris, resident 12, Railway Street, Manchester, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 10, born Manchester, at school, son of George Thomas and Mary Ann Harris, resident 159, Victoria Avenue, Blackney, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in MANCHESTER GENERAL CEMETERY, Lancashire. Grave CG. 765.
HARRISON Henry
Private - too many to select from - No further information currently available
HARRISON John Henry
Private 46843, 23rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 22 October 1917. Aged 20. Born Manchester, enlisted Ardwick, Manchester. Son of Sarah Brown (formerly Harrison), of 25, Kenyon Street, Blackley, Manchester, and the late James Harrison. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Blackley, a Van Lad, son of Sarah brown, step son of William Arthur Brown, resident 25, Kenyon Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124.
HART Alfred William
Private 85369, 51st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) formerly 32630, North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 23 April 1917. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of Alfred James and Hannah Mary Hart, of 172, Bamford Road, Heywood. husband of Emma Hart, of 43, Lawson Street, Blackley, Manchester, married Emma Bamford at Blackley, Holy Trinity, 2 June 1912, one child. Medical examination 14 November 1916 at Manchester aged 26 years 8 months, enlisted 2 December 1916, a Tram Driver by trade subsequently Iron Moulder, height 5 feet 8 inches, weight 149 lbs, chest 39 inches. Embarked Folkestone, disembarked Bloulogne 18 March 1917. Posted to Depot, Loyal North ancashire Regiment 1 December 1916, transferred to Machine Gun Corps 8 February 1917. Joined 51st Company in the field 29 March 1917. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Manchester, an Iron Moulder, son of Alfred James and Hannah M Hart, resident 5, Marlborough Street, Heywood, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 10.
HARTLEY John William aka Jack

Lance Corporal (Acting Corporal) 200, 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 17 September 1917. Born St. Peter's, Manchester, enlisted Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancs. Husband of Mary Elizabeth (nee Ward) Hartley, of 26, Oakworth St., Blackley, Manchester. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XI. Row D. Grave 11.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Monday 1 October 1917, page 4:

HARTLEY.—In loving memory of my dear husband, Lance-Corporal J. W (Jack), No. 200, Manchester Regt.. killed in action September 17, 1917. He sleeps beside his comrades, In a hallowed grave unknown; But his name is written in letters of love In a heart he has left at home. From his sorrowing wife SISSIE (nee Ward). 26, Oakworth-street, Blackley.

HARTLEY.—In loving memory of JACK, killed Sept., 17, 1917. Loving thoughts linger around the lonely grave abroad. Mrs. WARD and Family, Blackley.

HARTLEY Robert
Colour Sergeant - No further information currently available
HERRICK Rowland

Private 22608, 23rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 20 July 1916. Born Salford, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, son of Frederick and Martha J Herrick, resident 8, Cross Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 18, born Salford, a Cotton Finisher Frame Minder, son of Frederick and Martha Jane Herrick, resident 62 Grant Street, Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 11.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Tuesday 5 September 1916, page 2:

FALLEN FIGHTERS.

Private ROWLAND HERRICK (23), Manchester Regiment, 62, Grant-street, Blackley, and formerly employed by Messrs. Garners, was killed on July 20.

HIGGINBOTTOM Robert [Kirkby]
Lance Corporal 44149, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of Robert and Susannah Higginbottom, of 15, Tudor Avenue, Blackley (aka Blakeley or Blackeley) Park, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 6, born Manchester, son of Robert and Susannah Higginbottom, resident 11, Johnson Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Manchester, an Apprentice, son of Robert and Susannah Higginbottom, resident 2 King Street, Moston, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Attested 29 November 1915 in Manchester, aged 20 years 3 months, a Bookbinder, unmarried, height 5 feet 9 inches, weight 134 lbs, chest 36 inches, fair complexion, grey eyes, fair hair, religious denomination Church of England. Embarked Folkestone, disembarked Boulogne 26 July 1916, arrived Etaples 27 July 1916. attached to 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment 21 August 1916, posted to 18th Battalion 20 September 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
HIGHAM Samuel Pennington
Sapper 285192, "G" Depot Company, Royal Engineers. Died 10 April 1919. Aged 30. Bapstised 7 August 1889 in Ancoats, All Souls, Manchester, Lancashire, son of Samuel and Elizabeth Higham. Son of Samuel Higham, of 25, Shaw Lane, Barnsley; husband of Elizabeth Higham, of 6, Cecil Rd., Hill Lane, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Manchester, grandson of John and Emma Higham, resident 226, City Road, South Manchester, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Manchester, a Clerk Timber Merchant, grandson of John and Emma Higham, resident 65 Pemberton St Old Trafford, Stretford, Lancashire. Buried in BLACKLEY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Section I. Grave 34.
HILL George Ashton

Private 1817, "A" Company, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 7 June 1915. Aged 22. Born Salford, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. Son of Joseph Albert and Elizabeth Hill, of Salford, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Salford, ghrandson of Joseph and Margaret Hill, resident 20, West Clowes Street, Salford, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Salford, a Clerk In Sample Room, son of Emanuel and Elizabeth Seidel (mother possibly remarried), resident 9, Woodleigh Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 159 to 171.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Friday 25 June 1915, page 3:

Private George Ashton Hill, of George Leighstreet, Clough Road. Blackley, who was killed in Gallipoli last week. He was in the 1/6 Manchesters, along with his brother—Mr. A. Hill, assistant master St, Peter's, Blackley—and several cousins.

HILTON Ernest
Private 17455, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 20 October 1918. Aged 31. Born, resident and enlisted Manchester, Lancs. Husband of Winifred (nee Delante) Hilton, of 6, Sapphire St., Blackley, Manchester, married in the April to June Quarter 1914 in Prestwich Registration District, Lancashire. Buried in CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 23.
HODGKINSON George
Private 205208, 2nd/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Born Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. In the 1891 census he was aged 3, born Blackley, son of James and Martha A Hodgkinson, resident Lion Fold Farm, Lion Fold, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Blackley, a Butcher's Apprentice, son of James and Martha A Hodgkinson, resident Lion Fold Farm, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 32 to 34.
HOPE Albert

Private 33608, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 12 October 1916. Born Pendleton, Lancs, resident Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Pendleton, Lancashire, an Apprentice Block and Roller Cutter, son of Robert and Margaret Hope, resident 6, Quilter Grove, Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Wednesday 06 December 1916, page 2:

Pte. ALBERT HOPE (33608), Manchester Regiment, missing since October 12.- Parents: 33, Grant-street, Blackley, Manchester.

HOPKINS Joseph
Driver 67909, 37th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Died 25 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Blackley, Manchester. Son of Joseph and Ellen Hopkins, of 3, Rochfort St., Hyde, Cheshire. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Manchester, son of Joseph and Ellen Hopkins, resident 18, New Road, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 12.
HORROCKS George
Private 58281, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 29 August 1918. Born and resident Harpurhey, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Harpurhey, son of Wiliam H and Elizabeth E Horrocks, resident 4, Bunyon Square, Manchester, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Manchester, at school, son of William and Elizabeth Horrocks, resident 113, Westmoreland Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 6.
HORROCKS Thomas
Private - Too many to ascertain details - No further information currently available
HOUGH Harry
Private 24966, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 7 July 1916. Aged 16. Born and enlisted Manchester, resident Harpurhey, Lancashire. Baptised 23 November 1899 in Harpurhey, Christ Church, Manchester, son of Harry and Louisa Hough, of 39, Staveley St., Harpurhey, Mancheste. Son of Harry and Louisa Hough, of 39, Staveley St., Harpurhey, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Moston, Lancashire, son of Harry and Louisa Hough, resident 39, Stavely Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Manchester, son of Harry and Louisda Hough. resident 39, Staveley Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
HOWARD Alfred
Private 19466, 6th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 22 December 1916. Born and resident Blackley, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Blackley, Lancashire, son of James and Annie Howard, resident 100, Crab Lane, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Blackley, a Bander in Dye Works, son of James and Annie Howard, resident 3 Back Little Lane, Higher Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire. Brother of Frank Howard (below). Buried in AMARA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 20.
HOWARD Ernest
Private - too many possibilities to detemine - No further information currently available
HOWARD Frank
Private 36157, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 28 March 1917. Born Manchester, resident Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Ashton-Under-Lyne, Lancs. In the 1901 census he was aged 3, born Blackley, son of James and Annie Howard, resident 100, Crab Lane, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Blackley, at school, son of James and Annie Howard, resident 3 Back Little Lane, Higher Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire. Brother of Alfred Howard (above). No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.
HOWARD Joseph
Private - too many possibilities to detemine - No further information currently available
HUGHES Alexander aka Alec
Private 13163, 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 21 August 1915. Born and enlisted Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 59 to 73 or 218 to 219.
HUGHES Herbert Richard
Private 5091, 20th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 23 August 1916. Aged 22. Born Llanarmon, resident Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of John and Annie Hughes, of 31, West Leigh St., Blackley, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
HUGHES Richard
Private 253900, 1st/6th Battalion, Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Killed in action 2 July 1917. Aged 21. Born Prestwick, Lancashire, resident Middleton, Lancashire, enlisted Manchester. Son of Richard and Esther Hughes, of Blackley; husband of Eva Hughes, of 211, Rochdale Rd., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Blackley, Lancashire, son of Richard and Esther Hughes, resident 3, Little Grant Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 15, born Manchester, a Warehouse Assistant, son of Richard and Esther Huighes, resident 1, Little Grant Street, Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 8.

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