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BLACKLEY WAR MEMORIAL - SURNAMES S

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Compiled and copyright © Laura Vizard 2012
research Martin Edwards

SALT Joseph
Private 40199, "B" Company 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment formerly 2194, East Lanacshire Regiment and Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 20. Born December 1897 in Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Manchester. Baptised 5 June 1898 in Harpurhey, Christ Church, Manchester, son of William and Harriet (sic) Salt. Son of William and Harriett Salt, of 46, Grant St., Blackley, Manchester. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School (Infants), Gorton, Manchester 14 April 1902, parent or guardian Margaret, resident 46 Grant Street, left 1 July 1904 to go to Boys School. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School, Gorton, Manchester 1 July 1904, son of Harriett Salt, of 46, Grant Street, Brackley, left 2 July 1906. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 22.
SEDDON Arthur

Private 3019, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 15 February 1915. Born Harpurhey, enlisted Manchester. Buried in STRAND MILITARY CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot X. Row M. Grave 3.

Possibly in the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Harpurhey, a Chemical Manufacturer's Labourer, married to Elizabeth with three sons and a daughter, resident 10, Timber Yard, School Lane, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire.

SEYMOUR Charles
Private - too many names to select from - No further information currently available
SHARPLES Henry
Private - possibly Henry Sharples, Private 243355, 6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers transferred to 422000, 133rd Company, Labour Corps. Died of wounds 1 December 1917. Enlisted Manchester. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XV. Row E. Grave 16.
SHARROCKS Frederick aka Fred

Born 22 April 1881. Baptised 25 December 1881 in Blackley, St Peter, Manchester, son of William and Margaret Sharrocks. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Manchester, a Civil Service Postman, son of William and Margaret Sharrocks, resident 26 Lion St Blackley, North Manchester, Lancashire. Admitted to Blackley St Peter Church of England School (Boys), Gorton, Manchester 24 february 1890. Attested as Private 5809, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, on 26 October 1898 in Preston, aged 17 years 11 months, born Blackley, resident Lancaster, Labourer by trade height 5 feet 7 inches, weight 112 lbs, chest 32½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church fo England. Joined North Lancashire Regiment 7 December 1898.

either Fred SHORROCKS, Corporal 2169, 1/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 7 August 1915. Resident Blackley, Manchester, enlisted Salford, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 59 to 73 or 218 to 219.

or Fred Thomas SHORROCKS, Private G/53577, 1/8th (Territorial Force) Battalion, Duke of Cambridge's Own (Middlesex Regiment) formerly 60820, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 12 June 1918. Born Blackley, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row L. Grave 8.

or Fred SHARROCKS, Driver 419335, 2 Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Enlisted 13 May 1915, dishcraged 9 July 1918 due to Sickness 2 (a) (i) Para 392 (xvi) King's Regulation, issued a Silver War badge 27 June 1918, Aged 33.

SHORROCKS Louis James
Private 28687, 9th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Born and enlisted Manchester. In the 1881 census he was aged 2, born Blackley, son of Ashton and Caroline Shorrocks, resident Crab Lane, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1891 census he was aged 12, born Blackley, a scholar, son of Ashton and Caroline Shorrocks, resident Hamer Hill, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 33, born Manchester, a Clerk, son of Ashton and Caroline Shorrocks, resident 1, Elder Mount Road, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, est-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 54 to 60.
SIDDELL Thomas Currie
Lance Corporal 6277, Lord Strathcona's Horse (Royal Canadians). Died 19 May 1916. Aged 19. Birth registered in the July to September Quarter 1896 in the Prestwich Registration District, born 16 June 1896. Son of Ernest Bell Siddell and Margaret Ann Siddell, of Eburne, Vancouver. In the 1901 census he was aged 4, born Blackley, son of Ernest B and Margaret A Siddell, resident Crab Lane House, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. Admitted to Heath Street School (Mixed), Cheetham, Manchester 12 January 1909, son of Ernest Bell Siddell, resident 48, Delaney's Road, previously at Crumpsall Lane School, left 16 July 1909 when he emigrated. Emigrated 30 July 1909 from manchester sailing for Montreal, Quebec, Canada aboard Manchester Mariner. Buried in WINNIPEG (ELMWOOD) CEMETERY, Manitoba, Canada. Grave reference L400. S.13. G.13. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Non-Permanent Active Militia, RG9-II-B-7, Finding Aid 9-60, Volume 70
SKEER William Edward
Rifleman 203762, 1st/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Manchester. BVaptised 18 December 1898 in Hulme, St Philip, Manchester, son of William Samuel and Ena (sic) Skeer. Son of William Samuel and Eva Skeer, of 32, Acton Street, Moston Lane, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 2, born Manchester, son of William S and Eva Skeer, resident 15, Violet Street, South Manchester, Chorlton, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 12, born Manchester, son of William Samuel and Eva Skeer, resident 32, Acton Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 7.
SMETHURST Harold Fitton
Corporal S4/218686, "F" Supply Company (Woolwich), Royal Army Service Corps. Admitted to hospital 27 July 1919, died from erysipelas and pneumonia at Brook War Hospital, Woolwich, 1 August 1919. Aged 36. Son of Richard and Alice Smethurst, of French Barn Lane, Blackley, Manchester; husband of Nellie (nee Doran) Smethurst, of 10, Briardene, New Moston, Failsworth, Manchester, married in 20 October 1910 in Methodist New Connection, Higher Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Blackley, a Shipping Clerk, son of Richard and Alice Smethurst, resident 3, French Barn Lane, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Manchester, an Assistant Buyer, married to Nellie, resident 10, Briardene Moston Lane, Moston, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. Attested 12 December 1915 aged 32 years 5 months, resident 10, Briardene, Moston, near Failsworth, Manchester, married to Nellie (nee Doran) Smethurst with one son, religious denomination Methodist, height 5 feet 4½ inches, weight 112 lbs, chest 32 inches. To Army Reserve 9 November 1916, mobilized and posted Army Reserve Corps, 'K' Company, 9 November 1916, joined Army Service Corps 10 November 1916, appointed Acting Lance Corporal 11 May 1918. Buried in MANCHESTER GENERAL CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section NG. Grave 4156.
SMETHURST Herbert
Private - too many names to select from - No further information currently available
SMITH Arthur

Private 377621, 2nd/10th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 33. Resident Sale, Cheshire, enlisted Manchester. Son of John and Jane Smith, of 51, Moston Lane, Blackley, Manchester; husband of Amy Isabel (nee Wood) Smith, of 5, Moorfield Grove, Sale, Cheshire, married in the January to March Quarter 1910. In the 1891 census he was aged 7, born Manchester, a scholar, son of John and Jane Smith, resident Moston Lane, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 17, born Manchester, a Pattern Card Maker, son of John and Jane Smith, resident 225, Moston Lane, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 27, born Manchester, a Warehouseman, married to Ami Isabel Smith with one son, resident 22, Holtby Street, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Saturday 10 November 1917, page 2:

FALLEN FIGHTERS

Pte. ARTHUR SMITH, stretcher bearer, Manchester Regiment, killed October 9, lived at, 22, Holtby-street, Blackley, and was in the employ of Messrs. Sam Walker and Co., Princess-street, Manchester.

SMITH Frank
Private - too many names to select from - No further information currently available
SMITH James
Private - too many names to select from - No further information currently available
SMITH Sidney Joseph

Guardsman 26906, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Died of wounds 2 September 1917. Aged 38. Born and enlisted Manchester. Husband of Annie Foster (formerly Smith), of 378, Ashton New Road, Bradford, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Tuesday 18 September 1917, page 2:

Pte. SIDNEY JOSEPH SMITH, Grenadier Guards, 11, James-street, Barnes Green, Blackley, died of wounds.

SMITH Stanley
Private 17311, 7th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 23 July 1916. Aged 30. Born and resident Blackley, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. Baptised 27 December 1885 in Blackley, St Peter, Manchester, son of Henry and Elizabeth Smith. Son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Smith, of 7, Moston Lane, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1891 census he was aged 5, born Blackley, a scholar, son of Henry and Elizabeth Smith, resident Charles Street, Blackley, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 15, born Blackley, a Warehouse Boy, son of Elizabeth Smith (a widow), resident Private House, 46, Moston Lane, North Manchester, Prestwich, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 25, born Blackley, a Labourer Cotton Finishing Works, son of Elizabeth Smith (a widow), resident 7, Moston Lane, Blackley, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.
SOLDARINI Charles
[Listed as SALDARINI on CWGC & SDGW] Private 16213, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Manchester. Son of Charles and Dorothy Saldarini, of 14 Millars St., Moston, Manchester. In the 1911 census [listed as SOLDARINI] he was aged 21, born Crumpsall, Lancashire, unmarried, a Bleach Workshand, son of Dorothy (a widow), resident 7 Leighton Street, Moston, Manchester, North Manchester, Lancashire. In the Manchester Evening News - Friday 22 December 1899, page 2, he is listed as a scholar of Blackley Wesleyan Day School raising for the South African War Fund collected by the Manchester "Evening News" £0 1s. 6d. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. anel 120 to 124.
SPRAGG Harry
Private 22634, Depot, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 22 November 1918. Aged 25. Born Middleton. Son of James and Emma Spragg, of 161, Victoria Avenue, Blackley, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Middleton, Manchester,son of James and Emma Spragg, resident 5, Church Croft, Middleton, Oldham, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Middleton, Manchester, a Cotton Mule Piecer, son of James and Emma Spragg, resident 10 Smith Street, Middleton, Lancashire. Buried in MIDDLETON (BOARSHAW) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section/Plot A. Grave 1034.
STAFFORD James

Lance Corporal 241411, 1st/6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 6 September 1917. Resident Middleton, Lancs, enlisted Rochdale, Lancs. In the 1911 census he was aged 14, born Blackley, son of James Stafford (a widower), resident 29, Queen Street, Middleton, Lancashire. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row G. Grave 17.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Friday 5 October 1917, page 2:

Lce.-corpl. JAMES STAFFORD, Lancashire Fusiliers, 9, Silver-street, Blackley, killed September 6. He was employed at the Rex Mill, Middleton,

SUNDERLAND Albert Redhead
Private 13268, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died on service at Gallipoli 28 November 1915. Born April to June Quarter 1879 in Leeds, enlisted Manchester. Marriage to Elizabeth Broadbent registered in the April to June Quarter 1903 in Hunslet Registration District, Yorkshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 32, born Leeds, Yorkshire, a Machine Printer, married to Elizabeth with three sons and two daughters, resident 21, Back Union Street, Pendleton, Salford, Lancashire. Buried in HILL 10 CEMETERY, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Plot V. Row B. Grave 10.

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