Early Casualties



Pte 9110 William Ashworth of 1, Mill Rd Walmersley Bury has been killed on the 20th January aged 25. Leaves a widow, Alice. The son of William and Mary Ann of 6 Fountain St, Bury. A warehouseman.

Pte 8432 George, Herbert Bagshaw of 23 Albion St Miles platting was killed by shell fire on 28-1-14 aged 25. Parents: George and Martha, Elizabeth. A warehouseman.

Pte 8445 Richard Bradshaw of 13, Frederick St Weaste has been shot in the spine on the 22nd January and died at 21st CCS on 28th January aged 32. Leaves a widow, Mary Ann and 3 children Ellen, Henrietta and Emily. A cloth porter.

Pte 8389 James, Henry Barlow of 9, Mather St Hulme has been killed on 15-3-16. aged 32. Parents: Horatio and Margaret.

Pte 8487 Harry Copsey, sanitary section, of 12 Crosscliffe St Moss side. Has been killed at Vaux sur Somme on the 13th May by an HE shell aged 31. He leaves a widow, Annie.


Pte 9160 Ernest Kemmery of 7 Wilton St Whitefield has been admitted to the king George hospital, London, on 16-5-16, with a Gun Shot Wound in the right thigh. Sent to Orchard convalescent hospital, Dartford on the 5th July. Aged 38. Husband of Mary. A gardener.

Pte 8224 Henshaw Little of 2, Sherwood St Oldham Rd Manchester was admitted to hospital in England, on the 20-5-16.


Pte 9448 Harold Jermyn of 13, Tiverton St Ardwick has been killed in action on 13th May whilst attached to the 18th Battalion aged 19. Parents: Arthur and Florence. A porter.

Pte William, Ernest Bennett of 106, Stockton St Moss side was admitted to the 96th field ambulance, on 22-5-16, with scabies. Aged 30. Parents: William and Martha. A clerk.

Pte 8512 John, Charles Davidson of 31, Cleveleys Ave Chorlton cum hardy was killed at Suzanne by shell fire on the 29-2-16 aged 21. Leaves a widow, Agnes and a daughter Georgina. A packer.


Pte 8638 John Pownall Holt of 34, College Rd Whalley range has been killed in action on the 11-1-16 aged 27.Mother: Frances, Ann. A clerk.

Pte 9520 Percy, Robert Green of 28, Great Suffolk St London was killed by machine gun fire while on outpost duty at Vaux 29th may 1916 and was buried in the local churchyard. Aged 31.Mother Dinah. A teacher. Formerly served in 2nd/1st East Lancs field company, Royal Engineers.


Pte 31257 Austin Gibbons of 2, Dowie St Newton heath has been killed on the 15th march at Suzanne by shell fire aged 20.Originally enlisted as: 11307 18th Battalion.
Joined the 17th Battalion on the 2nd of January.

Pte 8050 John, Cecil Atkinson of 14, Spencer place, Leeds was killed by a shell at Suzanne on the 28th January aged 22.Parents: Arthur Reginald and Mary.