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BLACKLEY WAR MEMORIAL - SURNAMES R

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

RAMSBOTHAM Albert [Edward]
[Listed as RAMSBOTTOM on memorial] Private 54856, "C" Company, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) formerly 5086, 30th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action 5 July 1917. Aged 28. Born 7 June 1889, resident and enlisted Manchester. Baptised 30 June 1889 in Blackley, St Peter, Manchester, son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Ramsbotham. Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Ramsbotham, of Blackley; husband of Clara Ramsbotham, of 20, Sapphire St., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Blackley, a Warehouse in the Mantle Department, son of Joseph Ramsbotham, resident 3, Lion Brow, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School (Infants), Gorton, Manchester 31 October 1892, son of Joseph Ramsbotham (transcribed as Ramsbottom), resident Lion Brow, Blackley, transferred to Boys School 15 February 1897. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School (Boys), Gorton, Manchester 15 february 1897 (transcribed as Ramsbottom), resident 3, Lion Brow, Backley, left 18 July 1902. Buried in ALBUERA CEMETERY, BAILLEUL-SIRE-BERTHOULT, Pas de Calais, France. South Plot. Row D. Grave 22.
RAW John
Private 36196, 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment formerly 20653, Training Reserve Battalion. Killed in action 28 April 1918. Aged 28. Born December 1889, and enlisted, Manchester. Son of George and Eliza Raw, of Blackley, Manchester. Admitted to Christ Church School, Rochdale Road, Harpurhey, Manchester 10 October 1893, son of George Raw (a painter), resident 92, Conran Street, Blackley, left 23 February 1894. Buried in AEROPLANE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 47.
REED William
Company Quartermaster Sergeant 240338, 1st/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 6 September 1917. Born and enlisted Middleton, Lancashire, resident Hulme, Manchester. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 10.
REYNOLDS Harry
Private possibly Harry Reynolds, Private 28819, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born and enlisted Manchester. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 6.
RICHARDSON Alfred
Private possibly Alfred Richardson, Private 203804, 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 9 Ocober 1918. Born and enlisted Manchester. Buried in TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 28.
RIGBY John William aka John Willie
Engine Room Artificer 4th Class, H.M.S. "Marmion," Royal Navy. Drowned 21 October 1917. Aged 25. Born 29 March 1892 in Manchester. Fitter and Turner by trade. Son of Robert and Nancy Rigby, of 84, Old Rd., Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Blackley, Lancashire, son of Robert and nancy Rigby, resident 21, Slack Road, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Manchester, a Mechanic, son of Robert and Nancy Rigby, resident 99, Old Road, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Enlisted 15 December 1914 for 12 years, height 5 feet 53/8 inches, chest 35 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 23.
RILEY John
Private 62389, 50th Battalion, Training Reserve. Died 17 November 1917. Aged 18. Son of John and Sarah Elizabeth Riley, of 12, Chapel Lane, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 1, born Manchester, son of John and Sarah E Riley, resident 40, Grant Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Blackley, at school, son of John and Sarah E Riley, resident 12, Chapel Lane, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Buried in BLACKLEY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Section C. Grave 168.
ROBINSON William [Henry]

Acting Sergeant 21143, 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 September 1916. Born 15 November 1882, and enlisted, Manchester. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School, Gorton, Manchester 1 July 1901, resident Mount Pleasant, Blackley, previously at Clarendon Road Boys School, left 13 November 1905 having completed the required time for education. In the 1901 census he was aged 19, born Manchester, an Ironmonger's Assistant, son of John and Charlotte Robinson, resident 2 Louisa Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Manchester, an Ironmongr's Traveller, son of John and Charlotte Robinson, resident 2 Louisa Street, Miles Platting, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Married Edith Emma Clarke 7 October 1912 in Blackley, Holy Trinity, son of John Robinson. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Thursday 5 April 1917, page 4:

ROBINSON —In loving memory my dear husband, Sergeant W. H. ROBINSON, who was killed in action Sept. 26th. Sleep on, dear husband, thy trials are o'er, Thy willing hands shall toll more; For all of us you did your best, May God grant you eternal rest. Deeply regretted by his sorrowing WIFE. 9, Old Road, Blackley.

ROSCOE James Sutherland
Private 23856, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) formerly 33277, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds received in action in 41st Field Ambulance, Mesopotamia 30 April 1918. Aged 28. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of Hilton and Susannah Roscoe, of 49, Russell Road, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 11, born Manchester, son of Hilton and Susannah Roscoe, resident 22, Smeaton Street, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, born Manchester, a Hairdresser, son of Hilton and Susannah Roscoe, resident 175, Queens Road, Cheetham, North Manchester, Lancashire. Attested 8 December 1915 at Manchester, aged 26 years 3 months, resident 175, Queen's Road, Cheetham, Manchester, Hairdresser by trade, religious denomination Church of England, born Manchester, unmarried, height 5 feet 4½ inches, weight 115 lbs, chest 34 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. Ro Army Reserve 8 December 1915, mobilized and posted 16 February 1916, posted 14th Battalion 19 February 1916, transferred 3rd Battalion 10 June 1916, posted 6th Battalion, Mesopotamia, 11 July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 7.
ROSTERN John
Private 12676, 12th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action in Salonika 14 September 1916. Aged 40. Born Radcliffe, enlisted Manchester. Husband of Betsy Rostern, of 75, Gill St., Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester. In the 1891 census he was aged 17, born radcliffe, a Cotton Dyer, son of Richard and Mary Ann Rostern, resident Hollinhurst, Pilkington, Bury, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 27. born Radcliffe, a worker Friendshire Inn 9 Topley St Harpurhey, Manchester, Lancashire.married to Betsy with a daughter and a son, resident 26, Top of the Wood, Birtle cum Bamford, Bury, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 37, born Radcliffe, a Licensed Victualler, married to Betsy with two daughters and three sons, resident Friendshire Inn, 9, Topley Street, Harpurhey, Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on DOIRAN MEMORIAL, Greece.
ROWLANDS William
Private 13943, 7th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 15 November 1915. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of George and Mary Ann Rowlands, of 390, Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester; husband of Annie Rowlands, of 45, Grant St., Blackley, Manchester. Buried in BROWN'S ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 2.
ROYLE Ernest
Private 65731, 5th (Reserve ) Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died on service in United Kingdom 30 June 1918. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Manchester. Husband of Clara Royle, of 29, Ethel Avenue, Hill Lane, Blackley, Manchester. Buried in BLACKLEY (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Section H. Grave 16.
ROYLE Leonard
Private 39442, 16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 21. Born Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Son of William and Amy Ellen Royle, of 11, Gilmour Terrace, Clough Road, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Manchester, son of William and Amy E Royle, resident 11, Gilmour Terrace, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Clough Road, Blackley, Manchester, an office Boy, son of William and Amy Ellen Royle, resident 11, Gilmour Terrace, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 64 to 67.
RUSSELL Josiah
Private 39960, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 23 October 1918. Born 30 March 1898 in Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School (Infants), Gorton, Manchester 1 April 1901, son of William Russell, resident 23 Chapel Lane, Blackley, left for board school. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School, Gorton, Manchester 28 November 1905, son of William Russell, resident 9 Chapel Lane, Blackley, prevfiously attended Wesleyan School, left 31 January 1910 fro Blackley Municipal School. Buried in HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 69/71.
RUSSELL Thomas
Acting Lance Corporal P/2584, Foot Branch, Corps of Military Police. Died on service in East Africa 23 January 1918. Aged 30. Born Castle Bolton, Yorkshire, resident and enlisted Manchester. Son of William Russell; husband of Lucy A. Russell, of 37, Hinde Street, Moston, Manchester. Buried in DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot 6. Row C. Grave 17.
RYAN James
Acting Bombardier 705469, "B" Battery, 210th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died on service 30 September 1917. Aged 22. Born Hulme, Lancashire. enlisted Manchester. Son of Mary Elizabeth Ryan, of 9, Wadsworth St., Blackley, Manchester, and the late William Ryan. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 33.

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