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Corporal 106514, 189th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 3rd October 1915. Aged 24. Born Liversedge, Yorkshire, enlisted London, resident Hekmondwike, Yorkshire. Son of Mrs. M. J. Ackroyd, of 12, Rydal Terrace, Jeremy Lane, Heckmondwike, Yorks. Educated Millbridge National School; Heckmondwike Secondary School; Leeds Univ. Manchester Univrsity: 1912; Teacher's Diploma Assistant Master Rastrick Grammar School. Enlisted 1st August 1915. Buried in MAZINGARBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 67.


Gerald Wallace

Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment attached 13th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. Died of dysentery on 10th August 1919 on HMS Glowworm on the Dvina, N. Russia. Son of John Wallace Adam, Lee Wood Hotel, Buxton later Heaton Moor, Stockport. Born 1899 at Heat on Moor. Bryn Derwent School, Old Colwyn; Oundle School Officer Training Corps, February 1917 to December 1917. Enlisted 25th January 1917; Gazetted 29th May 1918. Mentioned in Despatches. No known grave. Commemorated on ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL, Russian Federation.


Sydney Douglas

[Memorial states Lieutenant] Second Lieutenant, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment and Royal Marine Light Infantry (Chatham Division Short Service - service no. 368(S)). Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Son of Walter Adshead, Prestat yn Villa, Greenfield Road, Colwyn Bay. Born 10 June 1892 at Kirkby-in-Furness, Lancs. Educated Glossop Grammar School, Manchester University: 1909; M. Sc. 1913 (2nd Class Chemistry Honours); Officer Training Corps, February 1910 to September 1912. Employed Burroughs, Wellcome; Research Chemist. Gazetted 5 October 1914 in London. Religious denomination Congregationalist. Height 5 feet 8½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, brown hair. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.


Herbert Green

Second Lieutenant, 9th Battalion (Territorial) Manchester Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele 9th October 1917. Son of Green Ainsworth, 41 Sharpies Park, Bolton. Born 1894 at Egerton, Bolton. Educated at Bolton Grammar School Officer Training Corps, November 1915 to February 1916. Bank Clerk. Gazetted 24th June 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Belgium. Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.


Norman Briggs

Captain, 4th Battalion (Territorial) Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action 1st/2nd October 1915. Son of Ernest and Clara Antrobus, of "Norleon," Park Rd., Hale, Cheshire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Blackley, a Student, resident with his parents Ernest and Calara Antrobus at Norleon, Park Road, Hale. Son of E. Antrobus, of Park Road, Hale. Born 1893 at Blackley. Educated at St. Anselm's School; Bakewell; Sedbergh. Manchester University 1910; Student, Electrical English; Officer Training Corps, October 1911 to October 1914. Gazetted September 1914; 4th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. Buried in DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 17. See also Blackley

Probate: Norman Briggs Antrobus of Norleon, Park-road, Hale, Altrincham, 2nd Lieut (temporary captain) 4th Bn South Lancashire regiment died 1 Oct 1915 in North West Europe. Probate Chester 26 July 1916 to Ernest Antrobus oil and chemical manufacturer. Effects £335 11s. 3d.

Extract from Manchester Evening News - Thursday 7 October 1915, page 6:


Photo by Cooper Bros.

The death is reported from Flanders of Second-Lieutenant Norman Briggs Antrobus of the 4th South Lancashire Regiment. He was the eldest son of Mr. Ernest Antrobus, of Park Road, Hale, and was formerly a student at the Victoria University and the Manchester School of Technology. At the University he was the secretary of the rifle club, and for some years had been a member of the Officers' Training Corps. He was 22 years of age.


William Kings

Captain, 4th Battalion (Territorial), Prince of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action at Locon (Battle of the Lys) 11th April 1918. Son of John C. Armstrong, Roeskilde, Heald Green, Cheadle. Born 1892 at Eccles. Educated Montauban School, St. Annes-on-Sea; Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1910; Certificate in Tech. (Mechanical Engineering) 1914; Officer Training Corps, November 1910 to August 1914. Student pupil, British Westinghouse, Ltd. Gazetted 28th August 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais. Panel 76.


Frederick Adolphus

[CWGC states Lieutenant] Captain, 2nd Battalion, Prince of Wales's Volunterrs (South Lancashire Regiment). Killed in action at Mount Kemmel 23rd August 1918. Son of Ludwig Aron, South Villa, Victoria Park, Manchester. Born 1888 at Manchester. Shrewsbury School; Caius College, Cambridge. Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to December 1914. Commerce. Gazetted 24th December 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Belgium. Addenda Panel.


Hardric Gray

[Memorial states Captain] Lieutenant, 25th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps and 2nd/11th Battalion (Finsbury Rifles), London Regiment. Died of wounds 11th March 1918 at Bruay, of wounds received on 26th February 1918 at Lozinghem. Aged 23. Born 1894 at Cardiff. Son of John and Georgina Agnes Ashton (nee Blackburn), of Preston. Educated High School, Dublin; Wyggeston School, Leicester. Manchester University: 1913, Student, Medicine; Officer Training Corps, Emerg. Medical student of Manchester University. Gazetted, East Lancashire Regiment, 9th October 1914. Buried in LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 2.



Captain, (Territorial), 1st/1st Northern Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Prisoner of War at Holzminden and Freiburg; repatriated in February 1918, died of wounds 6th June 1918. Aged 25. Son of Peter Wilson Atkin and Nelley Keyser Atkin, of 6, Park Lane, Kersal, Manchester. Born 1892 at Birkenhead. Educated Mostyn House School; Mill Hill School; Jesus College, Cambridge. Manchester University: 1914; Res. Student, Medicine; Officer Training Corps, February 1916 to August 1916. Gazetted 1916. Buried in MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot VIII. Row G. Grave 7.

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