UNIVERSITY WAR MEMORIAL
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4850, 20th Battalion (University & Public Schools), Royal Fusiliers
(City of London Regiment). Killed in action at High Wood 20th July
1916. Son of William R. Garner, of 1, Lock Street, Oswaldtwistle.
Born 1896 in Accrington, resident Oswaldtwistle, enlisted Manchester.
Educated at United Methodist School, Oswaldtwistle; Accrington Municipal
Secondary School. Manchester University: 1913; Student, Engineering;
Intermediate B.Sc. 1914; Officer Training Corps, Emerg. Enlisted
7th September 1914. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL,
Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.
in most records as Godfrey Garrett SMITH] Second Lieutenant, 2nd
Battalion, Queen’s (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Killed in action
at Bullecourt 11th May 1917. Son of Godfrey Garrett-Smith, Heathside,
Treville Street, Roehampton. Born 1890 at Magdeburg, Germany. Educated
at Tonbridge School. Manchester University: 1908; Certificate in
Tech. (Textile Industries) 1912. Employed at Eagley Mills, Bolton,
Enlisted September 1914; 18th Battalion (University & Public
Schools), Royal Fusiliers. Gazetted May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated
on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.
(Pilot), 107th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Missing presumed dead
flying in a De Havilland D.H.9 Serial No. D5668 whilst flying near
Herbecourt 8th August 1918; Observer Second Lieutenant E. L. Doncaster.
Aged 21. Son of Councillor John Young Gaukroger and Rachel Alice
Gaukroger, of "Lyndholme", Beech Rd., Northwich, Cheshire.
Born 4th August 1897 in Todmorden. Educated at Sir John Deane Grammar
School, Northwich; Officer Training Corps, 22nd January 1915 to
18th December 1915. Assistant Works Manager. Gazetted May 1917.
No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL,
Pas de Calais, France.
Lieutenant, 112th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed
in action at Contalmaison 10th July 1916. Son of Thomas Gerard,
of Sindsley House, Worsley. Born 1892 in Wigan. Educated at King
William's College, Isle of Man. Manchester University: 1910; M.Sc.
(2nd Class Honours Chem.) 1914. Appointed to Indian Forest Service,
studied at University College, Oxford. Gazetted 10th March 1915.
No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France.
Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
as Lance Corporal on memorial] Private 202865, 1st/6th Battalion,
Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Le Cateau 10th October
1918. Aged 26. Son of Peter and Ann Gerrard, of Leigh, Lancs; husband
of Nora Gerrard, of 7, Brighton Range, Gorton, Manchester. Born
1892 in Manchester, enlisted Leigh, Lancashire. Educated at Lowton
Independent Methodist School; Leigh Grammar School. Manchester University:
1911; B.Sc. 1914; Officer Training Corps, October 1914 to October
1915. Assistant Master, Whalley Range. Enlisted 1915. Buried in
SELRIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A.
106092, @D@ Special Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 2nd
October 1917. Aged 21. Son of Walter and Mary Elizabeth Gilpin,
of 34, Birch Grove, Rusholme, Manchester. Born 1896 in Salford,
Lancashire, enlisted London. Educated at Birley Street School; Manchester
Municipal Secondary School. Manchester University: 1913; B.Sc. Tech.
(Applied Chemistry), 1916; Officer Training Corps, October 1914
to June 1915. Enlisted 1st July 1915; Royal Engineers (Chemical
Corps). Promoted Sergeant 4th April 1917. Buried in BEUVRY COMMUNAL
CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row A. Grave
6th Battalion attached to 1st Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince
Consort's Own). Wounded on on 1st September 1918, died of wounds
1st September 1918. Aged 33. Son of Thomas and Marannah Glover,
of Pretoria, South Africa. Educated at Leigh Grammar School. Manchester University: 1907; M.A. (1st Class Modern Languages) 1913. Lecturer
in Marburg University, Germany, and at Princeton University, U.S.A.
Gazetted 13th August 1916. Awarded the Distinguished Service Order
(D.S.O)[London Gazette 22nd September 1916] for gallantry on 1st
July 1916 south of Serre. Mentioned in Despatches. Previously wounded.
Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France.
Plot IV. Row G Grave 40.
6th Battalion (Territorial), Lancashire Fusiliers attached to 63rd
Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action at Canaldu
Nord 27th September 1918. Aged 24. Son of Josiah and Alice Goldsmith,
of "Westwood," Somerset Road, Douglas, Isle of Man. Born
1894 at Douglas, Isle of Man. Educated at Douglas
Secondary School. Manchester University: 1912; B.A. 1915. Officer
Training Corps, October 1912 to February 1916. Gazetted 24th July
1916. Previously gassed. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born
Douglas, Isle of Man, son of Josiah and Alice Goldsmith, resident
Alexander Road, Conchan, Isle of Man. In the 1911 census he was
aged 17, born Douglas, Isle of Man, a School Bursar, son of Josiah
and Alice Goldsmith, resident Westwood, Somerset Road, Douglas,
Conchan, Isle of Man. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS
MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 and 6. See also
Isle of Man page
5th Battalion (Territorial), Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) (West
Riding Regiment). Died of wounds at Bullecourt 14th April 1917.
Aged 21. Son of Ben and Bertha Goldseller, of 63, Mosley St., Manchester.
Born 1896 at Manchester. Educated at Manchester Grammar School,
and at Brussels. Manchester University: 1914; Student, Electrical
Engineering Officer Training Corps, 2nd October 1914 to 10th April
1915. Gazetted 1915. In the 1901 census he was aged 5, born Manchester,
son of Ben and Bertha Goldseller, resident 21, Cecil Street, South
Manchester, Chorlton, Lancashire. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY
CEMETERY, MORY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.
6th Regiment, South African Army. Killed in action at Soko Nassai,
Kilimanjaro, German East Africa, 21st March 1916. Aged 23. Son of
Frederick and Emily Goodall, of 446 Musgrave Rd., Durban, Natal.
Born 1892 at Lower Bebington, Cheshire, baptised 28 Aug 1892 in
Oldham, St Stephen and All Martyrs. Educated at Diocesan College,
Capetown. Manchester University: 1910; Student, Engineering; Officer
Training Corps, October 1910 to September 1913. Employed at Lever
Brothers, Durban, South Africa. Gazetted January 1914. Buried in
MOSHI CEMETERY, Tanzania. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.
13th (Service) Battalion attached to 17th (Service) Battalion, Manchester
Regiment. Killed in action at Flers 12th October 1916. Aged 22.
Son of Alfred Keeling and Rosa Marion Goodwin, of "Elmhurst",
Ellesmere Park, Eccles, Manchester. Born 1894 in Eccles. Educated
at Eccles Grammar School. Manchester University: 1910; B.Com. 1913;
Officer Training Corps, 1914. Gazetted November 1914. In the 1911
census he was aged 16, born Salford, Manchester, a Student, son
of Alfred Keeling and Rosa Marion Goodwin, resident 61, Cartmell
Road, St. Annes-On-The-Sea, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated
on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Three,
ERIC LINDSEY, Lieut., 13th (Service), attd. 17th (Service),
Battn. The Manchester Regt., eldest s. of Alfred Reeling
Goodwin, of Elmhurst, Ellesmere Park, Eccles, Manchester, Member
of the Manchester Stock Exchange, by his wife, Rosa Marlon, dau.
of George Lindsey, of Salford ; b. Eccles, Manchester,
6 May, 1894 ; educ. The Grammar School there, and Manchester University,
where he took the degree of Bachelor of Commerce in 1913 ; was employed
in his father's office ; joined the O.T.C. of the University on
the outbreak of war ; gazetted 2nd Limit. 13th Manchester Regt.
16 Nov, 1914, and promoted Lieut. 1 Feb. 1915 ; went to France with
his battalion the following June, but owing to an accident had to
return to England, and in the meantime his battalion went to Salonika
; on recovery he went to France to join the 17th Battn., and was
killed in action 12 Oct. 1916. Lieut.-Col. J. J. Whitehead, Commanding
17th Battn., wrote : "He was killed whilst leading his platoon
in the attack on the German trenches. He had not been in the battalion
very long, but has proved a good and reliable officer, and did his
work well. He will be a great loss to the battalion." Unm.
1st/7th Battalion (Territorial), Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action
at Jerusalem 15th December 1917. Aged 23. Son of Dr. Henry Edward,
M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P., and Frieda Magdalena Gough, of Highfield House,
Northwich, Cheshire. Born 16th August 1894 in Barnton, Northwich.
Baptised 7th September 1894 in Barnton, Cheshire and 16th Setember
1894 in Blackpool, Holy Trinity, Lancashire. Educated at Elstree
School, Herts; King's School, Canterbury. Manchester University:
1913. Student, Medicine. Enlisted August 1914. Gazetted August 1915.
Mentioned in Despatches. In the 1911 census he was aged 16, born
Barnton, Cheshire, at school, son of Henry Edward and Frieda Magdalena
Gough, resident Netherlea, Beech Road, Northwich, Cheshire. Buried
in JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza).
Plot R. Grave 48.
from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Five,
GEORGE HENRY WALDRON, Lieut., 7th (Territorial) Battn.
The Cheshire Regt.. eldest s. of Henry Edward Gough, of
Highfield House, Northwich, co. Chester, L.R.C.P., Medical Officer
of Health for Northwich Rural and Urban Districts, by his wife,
Frieda M., dau. of C. Götz, of Whalley Range, Manchester ;
and brother to 2nd Lieut. J. N. Gough (q.v.); b. Barnton,
Northwich aforesaid, 16 Aug. 1894 ; educ. Elstree School ; King's
School, Canterbury, where he became a member of the O.T.C., and
Victoria University, where he was a Medical Student ; volunteered
for active service on the outbreak of war, and joined the Universities
and Public Schools Battn. of the Royal Fusiliers in Sept. 1914 ;
obtained a commission in the Cheshire Regt. 19 Aug. 1915 ; served
with the Egyptian Expeditionary Force in Egypt from Jan. 1916, and
subsequently proceeded to Palestine ; took part in the Battle of
Gaza, Nov. 1917, also in the capture of Jerusalem 9 Dec. following,
and was killed In action while holding a forward post, four miles
north-east of that city, on the 15th of the same month. Buried in
the English Cemetery, Jerusalem. His Officer Commanding wrote "He
was one of the best, as reliable as a rock, and as steady. . . I
had had hopes of his coming on to the Battn. Headquarters Staff.
. . I have lost a friend, and the battalion one of its most precious
officers," and his Commanding Officer : "One could not
help forming an extremely high opinion of his integrity and worth;
fearless to a degree, as bold as a lion, he went about giving orders,
and it was greatly due to his coolness and example that the attack
was frustrated and the position saved." A brother officer also
wrote : "Gough was such an awfully nice chap. . . . A perfect
gentle knight if ever there had been one in this war." He was
mentioned in Despatches [London Gazette, 3 April, 1918] by General
Sir Edmund Allenby, for gallant and distinguished service in the
field ; unm.
Lieutenant, 23rd Squadron [CWGC/SDGW states 29th, RFC 23rd], Royal
Flying Corps and General List. Killed whilst flying in Spad S7 Serial
No. A6688 over Hoogstade, Belgium 13th June 1917. Aged 24. Son of
Robert and Helen Lawrie Grant, of Strathspey, Prestwich, Manchester.
Born 1893 in Uddingston, Glasgow. Resident Prestwich, Manchester.
Educated at Stand Grammar School. Manchester University: 1909; Student,
Engineering at Stewart and Lloyd's, Ltd., Manchester. Enlisted 20th
November 1914; 20th Battalion (University & Public Schools),
Royal Fusiliers. Gazetted September 1916. Previously Wounded. Buried
in HOOGSTADE BELGIAN MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
7th Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment. Killed in action
at Villers Plouich 24th May 1917. Aged 21. Son of James and Mary
E. Grant, of 17, Gardner Rd., Prestwich, Manchester. Born 1896 at
Prestwich. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University:
1913; Student (Honours History); Officer Training Corps, October
1913 to September 1914. Gazetted 2nd September 1914. Previously
wounded. Buried in NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de
Calais, France. Row A. Grave 6.
11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died at Grevillers Casualty
Clearing Station 2nd May 1917 of wounds received on 23rd April near
Bullecourt. Aged 23. Son of the Rev. and Mrs. J. Edward Gray, of
The Manse, Whalley, Blackburn. Born 1894 at Sevenoaks, Kent. Educated
at Kingswood School, Bath. Manchester University: 1911; Student,
Dentistry; Officer Training Corps, October 1912 to October 1914.
Gazetted November 1914. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas
de Calais, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 11.
Lieutenant, 8th (Ardwick) Battalion (Territorial), Manchester Regiment.
Killed in action in France 11th January 1917. Aged 19. Son of John
Robert and Ellen Green, of "Wyoming", 33, Victoria Road,
Macclesfield. Born 1897 at Macclesfield. Educated at Macclesfield
Grammar School. Manchester University: 1915; Student, Geology; Officer
Training Corps, October 1915 to February 1916. Gazetted 1916. No
known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier
and Face 13 A and 14 C.
32nd Stationary Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of influenza
at Wimereux 13th November 1918. Aged 33. Son of the late John And
Anne Green, of Oaklands, Lowton, Lancashire; husband of Margaret
K. Green, of Buckingham Road, Wallasey, Cheshire. Born 1885 at Lowton.
Educated at Wigan Grammar School; Manchester Grammar School Manchester
University: 1903; M.B., Ch.B. 1911. Senior House Surgeon, Crescent
Road Military Hospital, Crumpsall, and X-Ray Specialist, Deansgate,
Manchester. Gazetted April 1916. In the 1911 census he was aged
25, born Lowton, Lancashire, an Assistant House Surgeon, resident
Mill Street, Ancoats, Manchester. Listed in the Medical Register
1913, resident Oaklands, Lowton, Newton-le-Willos, Lancashire, registered
28th March 1911, M.B. Bachelor of Surgery, Victoria University,
Manchester. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY, WIMILLE, Pas
de Calais, France. Plot X. Row E. Grave 14.
as Lieutenant on memorial] Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, Cheshire
Regiment. Killed in action at Violaines 22nd October 1914. Son of
Joseph and Hannah Greenhalgh, of The Cottage, Heyes Lane, Timperley,
Cheshire. Born 1892 at Bolton. Educated at St. George the Martyr
School; Bolton Church Institute. Manchester University: 1907; M.A.
1912; Officer Training Corps, November 1908 to September 1911. Assistant
Master at Thame Grammar School, Oxford, and Ashton-in-Makerfield
Grammar School. Gazetted December 1913. No known grave. Commemorated
on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 13.
from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Two, page
JAMES ARTHUR, 2nd Lieut., 1st Battn. (22nd Foot) The Cheshire
Regt., 2nd s. of Joseph Greenhalgh, of The Cottage, Timperley,
co. Chester, Mill and Foundry Furnisher, by his wife, Hannah, dau.
of Alfred Haslam, of Bolton ; b. Bolton, co. Lancaster,
5 May, 1889 ; educ. Church Institute there, and Victoria University,
Manchester, where he graduated M.A. in 1909, and was a member of
the O.T.C. On leaving college he was appointed Classics Master at
Thame Grammar School, moving to the Grammar School at Ashton-in-Makerfield
two years later, and was appointed as Secretary of the International
Textile Institute (Manchester) just before the outbreak of war,
when, being on the Reserve of Officers, he was gazetted 2nd Lieut.
1st Cheshire Regt. 6 Aug. 1914 ; left for France 7 Sept. following
; took part in the Battle of the Aisne, the fighting at La Bassée,
Festubert and Violanies, when on 19 Oct., his Captain being wounded,
he took charge and drove the Germans out of their position, but
not being strong enough to hold it, retired his men back to their
trenches, bringing the wounded with them, and was killed in action
there three days later 22 Oct. 1914. Buried in Violanies. Capt.
Lewis Lloyd wrote : "On Friday night your son was my subaltern,
when we had a pretty hot time with the enemy. I was wounded by the
first volley, and your son took my place and behaved splendidly.
He carried on as well or better than I could have done had f been
unwounded, and it. was entirely due to his behaviour that we were
able to drive off the enemy and to retire with all our wounded.
I can never thank hint enough. I personally brought his conduct
to the knowledge of the General, and trust he will receive the honour
he deserves." Unm.
Sub Lieutenant (Pilot), Seaton Carew Naval Air Station, Royal Naval
Air Service. Drowned on seaplane patrol duty off East Coast in Sopwith
Baby N1434 15th March 1918. Aged 19. Son of John and Grace Ann Greenwood,
of Rishton, Blackburn. Born 4th April 1898 at Rishton. Educated
at Accrington Secondary School; Silcoates College, Wakefield; Officer
Training Corps, June 1916 to 1917. Assistant Cotton Mill Manager.
Gazetted July 1917. Buried in GREAT HARWOOD CEMETERY, Lancashire.
52nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds near
Arras 13th April 1917. Aged 26. Son of Roger and Martha Gregory,
of Standish, Lancs; husband of Marie E. Gibson (formerly Gregory),
of "Copper Beech," Chaldon Mount, Caterham, Surrey. Born
1890 at Standish. Educated at Manchester Grammar School. Manchester University: 1909; Student, Medicine. Gazetted Royal Army Medical
Corps. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais,
France. Plot III. Row J. Grave 10.
Lieutenant, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action
at Bray 26th March 1918. Aged 20. Son of Councillor J. Crookes Grime,
J.P., M.B.E., of 36, Peter St., Manchester. Born 1897 at Chorlton-cum-Hardy.
Educated at Arnold House, Blackpool; Blackpool Secondary School;
St. Peter's College, Brussels, and Manchester University. Assistant
to Goods Manager, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Victoria Station.
Gazetted October 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES
MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 32 to 34.
as Captain on mmeorial and University records] Second Lieutenant,
21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds at Achietle
Grand 24th May 1917 of wounds received on 30th April. Aged 27. Son
of Charles and Emma Grimshaw, of 30 Plymouth Avenue, Longsight,
Manchester; husband of Elsie Grimshaw of Orono, Ontario, Canada.
Born 1889 at Chorlton-on-Medlock. Educated at Ardwick Higher Grade
School; Manchester Central School; Manchester P.T. Training College. Manchester University: 1909; M.A. (Honours English) 1913. Assistant
Master Bingley Grammar School and Workington Tech. College. Enlisted
January 1916; Formerly 6857, Honourable Artillery Company. Gazetted
20th January 1917. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION,
Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 12.
1st Class (Air Mechanic - Assistant Fitter Tester) 98367, 103rd
Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died of broncho-pneumonia following influenza
14th March 1919. Aged 19. Son of Edward E. and Edith E. Groome,
of "The Dene", Harrop Rd., Hale, Cheshire. Born 16th March
1899 at Hale. Educated at Bowdon College; Sedbergh School; Officer
Training Corps, October 1916 to January 1917. Enlisted 16th October
1917, aged 18. Height 5 feet 8 inches, chest 33 inches. Buried in
MAUBEUGE (SOUS-LE-BOIS) CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 4.
from 'de Ruvigny's ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-18', Part Five,
EDWARD ALFRED, 1st Air Mechanic, No. 98367, Royal Air Force,
eldest s. of Edward Ernest Groome, of The Done, Harrop
Road, Hale, Incorporated Accountant, by his wife, Edith, dau. of
Richard Nicklin Roebuck ; b. Manchester, 16 March, 1899
; educ. Bowdon College, and Sedbergh ; joined the Royal Air Force
in March, 1917 ; served with the Expeditionary Force in France and
Flanders from May, 1918, and died at Maubeuge 14 March, 1919, of
bronchopneumonia following influenza. Buried in Sous-le-Bois Cemetery,
Maubeuge ; unm.
3rd Battalion attached to 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed
in action near Ypres 14th May 1915. Aged 23. Son of Arthur T. and
Grace Gudgeon, of 248, Ayres Rd., Old Trafford, Manchester. Born
1892 in Manchester. Educated at Ducie Avenue School. Manchester University: 1909; Certificate in Tech. (Electrical Engineering)
1912; Officer Training Corps, October 1909 to 1913. Electrical Designer.
Gazetted 15th August 1914. Buried in CHESTER FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Plot I. Row E. Grave 12.
from "Bond of Sacrifice: Officers Died in the Great War
1914-1916", Volume 2, page 195:
SIDNEY GUDGEON, (RESERVE) attd. 2nd BATTN. MANCHESTER REGIMENT,
who was killed in action near Ypres on the 14th-15th May, 1915,
was the eldest son of Arthur T. Gudgeon, of 64, Birch Lane, Longsight,
Lieutenant Gudgeon was born in Manchester on the 10th January, 1892,
and he studied electrical engineering at the University of Manchester,
Faculty of Technology, leaving to become an electrical designer
He joined the Manchester University O.T.C., in which he became a
Corporal, and on the declaration of War against Germany he applied
for a commission. He was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the Reserve
Battalion, Manchester Regiment, in August, 1914, and for active
service was attached to the 2nd Battalion of his regiment, with
which he went to Flanders. Lieutenant Gudgeon, who was promoted
to that rank in February, 1915, was wounded twice in April, but
after, a few days in hospital rejoined his battalion, and was killed
by rifle bullet on the 14th-15th May, 1915, whilst superintending
the digging of a new trench. He was buried near Ypres.
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