Trones Wood Casualties

 

 

Mrs Annie Brierley of 39 Clayton St Bradford, Manchester has received news that her Husband ,L/Sgt 9246 John Brierley has been killed at Trones wood. His sister, Miss Brierley, of 6 Woodward St, Ancoats, received postcards from two of his comrades on 22-11-16,stating that Sgt Brierley was hit in the head, by shrapnel, Pte 8797 Pearson said that he and Pte 9343 Gaskell dressed his wound, and all the time Sgt Brierley shouted encouragement to his men. After having his wound dressed, Sgt Brierley carried on towards Trones wood. Pte 8230 Alexander Mackie told us that Sgt Brierley was next to him when he was shot through the head and died instantly. Pte Mackie was later got killed, on 11th October. Sgt Brierley was a policeman in the Manchester force. Son of Thomas and Sarah, Ann Brierley.

 

Pte 8453 John Bennett of 10 Barwick St Harpurhey has been killed at trines wood 10/11 July 1916. A labourer.

Pte 8439 Harry Birchall of Clifford Rd Ollerton, nr Knutsford was killed at Trones wood on 10th July aged 26. Leaves a widow, Sophia.
aged 26

 

Pte 9040 Wilfred Irlam of 85, Haworth St Gorton has been taken prisoner on 9th July.

 

Pte 9167 Ernest Storer of Moorside Lane Droylsden was killed at Trones wood on the 10th July. Worked for Listers of Manchester.

Sgt 8398 Gerald Bamford of 11 Dorset Rd Levenshulme has been killed at Trones wood on the 10th July. A married man.

Pte 9309 Charlie Willet of 5 Malt St Hulme has been killed at Trones wood on the 10th July, aged 20. Worked for Rhodes, Rawlings and Shaw of Manchester.

 

Pte 8853 Frank Renny Rule of Accrington has been killed at Trones wood 10th July
aged 25.Parents: Robert and Mary of 61 Princess St Bishop Auckland.

Pte 8166 Frederick, Norman Hassell, a battalion signaller, of  43 Wiltshire St Higher Broughton was killed at Trones wood 10th July, aged 23.Parents: Cecil and Caroline.

Worked for Stott and Smith, Minshull St, Manchester.

L/Sgt 8084 Stephen Broadmeadow of "Elsinore" Friars Rd Sale was killed at Trones wood 10th July aged 31. Worked for Horrocks and Crewdson. A  member of Sale golf, rugby and cricket clubs. Parents:  Joseph and Mary.

Pte 8439 Henry Birchall [Harry] of Chelford Rd, Knutsford was killed 10th July aged 26. Leaves a widow, Sophia. Worked for Chorlton bros Manchester. Parents: 61, Hall St Moston. A grave registration unit found his grave in Bernafay wood and reburied him.

 

 

Pte 8211 frank. East Lear of 108 Broughton  Rd Pendleton was killed at Trones wood 10th July aged 30. Played football for Broughton rangers and Pendlebury FC.

Sgt 8705 Louis Linney of “The hollies”, Clayton Bridge, Manchester is reported missing 10th/11th July at Trones wood. Worked for Haslams Ltd, Manchester.

Pte 8873 John, Edward Staley of 15 Sudbury St Harpurhey was killed at Trones wood 10th July aged 21.

Signaller 9379 Arthur Stoddart of 3 Claremont St, Chorlton on Medlock fell at Trones wood on 10th July aged 19.

 

Cpl 8955 Leslie Wright of "Oakdene" Parsonage Rd Heaton Moor was seriously wounded on 8th July aged 21. Educated at Stockport Grammar and a member of Heaton Mersey lacrosse club. Awarded the Military medal.

Signaller 9406 Frederick, William Johnson of  4 Park St  West Gorton was reported missing at Trones wood 10th/11th July and was listed as captured and a prisoner of war at Dulmen has now died of influenza at Sprottau camp Germany, on the 1st December 1918 whilst awaiting repatriation. Grave located in Dittersdorf POW cemetery. Aged 23. Parents: Frederick, William and Lucy.

Pte 8200 Albert Jones of 13 Bank St Hulme was taken prisoner at Trones wood,10th July, now in Dulmen, Germany. Aged 24.The A Company bugler. A maker up. Son of William.

L/Cpl 8701 John Leach of 26 Carver St Chorlton on Medlock was taken prisoner at Trones wood, on 10th July 1916. Now in Dulmen, Germany. Aged 23. Repatriated to Holland. A shipping clerk in Manchester

Pte 8396 Henry Brumfitt of 174 York St  Hulme was admitted to 2nd Australian general hospital, Wimereaux,on 10th July suffering from shell shock . Aged 20.

Son of Mary Ann. A warehouseman.

8222 George Lee[bomber] of 40 Farley St Miles platting was sent to 26th general hospital with Gun Shot Wounds to hand and knee received at Trones wood on the10th July .

8402 Thomas, William Batey of Rose cottages, Grasmere Cumberland was taken prisoner at Trones wood 11th July.

 

Pte 9146 Cyril, Edwin Davies of 76 Highfield Rd Pendleton was captured and wounded at Trones wood on 10th/11th July, later dying of his wounds on 22nd  July, Aged 24.Mother,Mrs H.C Rowe of 5 Outray Rd bungay Suffolk. He was raised by his mothers brother Mr John Davies and his wife Clara since he was 1yr old.

 

Cpl 8534 Thomas, Arthur Ellison of 2 Queens Rd Urmston, a reserve machine gunner, has been reported missing at Trones wood on 10th/11th July aged 21. Pte 8935 Worthington last saw Cpl Ellison on the edge of Trones wood, he was badly wounded. He spoke to him, but he didn’t reply, so he left him, and went to help his wounded brother. Pte Worthington went on to win the military medal, and later took a commission, in the Manchester Regiment. Parents: Thomas and Elizabeth.

Pte 8466 Frederick, Guest Crowe of 81 Bignor St Hightown Manchester was captured and wounded at Trones wood on the 9th July. He died of his wounds at 8am on 26 September. Buried in Ohrdruf camp cemetery with full military honours. Mother: Sarah. An accountant. His brother, Randall Byrne Crowe was killed in action 2-11-18 serving with the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders.

 

Pte 8906 John Tighe of 3 Ross St Hyde Rd Gorton fell at Trones wood 9th July aged 19. Educated at Ross place school, Gorton. Worked for Peel, Watson and co.

Pte 8871 Harry, Norman Snape of 106 Langworthy Rd Pendleton has been taken prisoner at Trones wood 10th July aged 23.Worked in the counting house at Winterbottoms book cloth company.

Act/Cpl 8626 William, Leslie Haddock of 19 Matlock St Peel green Manchester has received shrapnel wound to the shoulder at Trones wood on the 9th July and has been sent to 3rd General hospital  at Boulogne. Now in the David Lewis Northern hospital ,Liverpool aged 23. A salesman at the CWS Balloon St Manchester.

Pte 8364 Walter Ashton of 170 Oxford Rd Dukinfield has been reported missing at Trones wood on the 10th July aged 24.A pawnbrokers assistant. Member of Foundry St Primitive Methodist church. Named on Chapel Hill memorial and Baptist church memorial, Dukinfield.

Pte 8426 Uriah Booth of 31 Radium St Oldham Rd Manchester has been wounded at Trones wood on the 10th July, and was sent to Merryflatts war hospital .Aged 22.A glass beveller for Baxendales Ltd. Parents: Uriah and Mary.


Pte 9269 Frederick Hatton of 3 Turner St Openshaw was wounded in the left ankle by shrapnel at Trones wood on 10th July. Also, suffering from shell shock he was sent to the 3rd General hospital at Rouen. After leaving hospital, he was posted to the 22nd battalion on the 9th of July and wounded in the left ankle by shrapnel, at Trones wood on the 10th July. Also suffering from shell shock, he was sent to the 3rd General hospital at Rouen. After leaving hospital, he was posted to the 22nd battalion on the 9th August. He was concussed by a shell on the 2nd of September and sent to the 21st Casualty Clearing Station. He rejoined the 17th battalion from the 21st CCS on the 29th September. During the heavy fighting at Flers ,on 12th October, he suffered Gun Shot Wounds to his arm, leg and head and died at the 38th CCS two days later [14th October ] aged 24.

 

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