sgt 6442 albert walker 16th manchesters A.coy 56 my st,eccles new rd,salford died of wounds on 8-4-1918 aged 22 parents edward+elizabeth,ann walker worked at tootal,broadhurst MM gazetted 13-3-18 for his actions at gheluvelt
lost his two brothers 2/Lt james,edward walker 1st KORL died 3-5-17 aged 23
pte 3150 harold walker 1/7th lancs fusiliers,attatched to 8th KORL died between 16th and 18th august 1916 aged 18
L/cpl 250606 oscar,cedric roberts 1/6th manchesters enlisted 1914 aged 20 24 george st,higher broughton parents charles+elizabeth,ann roberts shipping clerk MM gazetted 14-1-18 married miss maude,barker hill in 1935 died in the jewish hospital,cheetham on 21-12-1947 residing at 2 leicester ave,salford
sgt 17626 cyril,alexander forsyth 20th manchesters B.coy 10 bank place,salford municipal clerk,salford corporation MM gazetted 11-11-16 for his actions at zillebeke bund commissioned 7-5-16,rose to the rank of captain wife mary,josephine forsyth died in the jewish hospital,cheetham on 11-4-1947 residing at 13 marston rd,salford
L/sgt 3116 alfred collens[not collins]renumbered 1917 as 300765 1/8th manchesters 26 edward st,lower broughton parents john+jane DCM gazetted 21-6-16 for construting a trench under sustained rifle fire for over 8hrs commissioned 2/Lt manchester regt 29-10-18 married miss annie wright in 1920 resided 35 lowcock st,lower broughton died in salford on 3-11-1962
poor old sgt black seems to have been overlooked in the invitations
sgt 17834 william,hay black 15th royal scots MG section draughtsman for a construction engineers 1 egerton rd,monton MM for distinguished conduct at la boissell on 1st july 1916 commission 2/Lt in MGC 24-3-1917
L/cpl 1045 william,arthur senior 1/6th manchesters[B.coy] 280 lower broughton rd,salford salesman for j+n phillips reported missing on 5th june 1915 later turned up with a bullet wound in his shin[slight]he was invalided to malta on the hospital ship ivernia and admitted to st.georges hospital on 9th june,after recovering,he returned to gallipoli and wounded in the knee and shoulder on 7th august,he was evacuated to the 15 stationary hospital on mudros and then invalided home on the hospital ship franconia and admitted to the 4th southern gen hospital,plymouth on 8th september DCM awarded for his actions on 4th june 1915 he was also MID by the GOC the MEF on 22-9-15 he was told that his brother,pte 758 james,kneale senior was killed in action on the 4th june family moved to 95 camp st,lower broughton
I have started a spreadsheet for these cards. If anyone wishes to help they can edit the document here.
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Ben and I are going to get this done between us. A copy will be made available to members and the Salford Local History Library.
Fantastic, and really useful, well done Garry and Ben ;D
Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Bn, Worcestershire Regt - DOW at Bray-sur-Somme on 18th February 1917
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment (pictured) - KIA during at trench raid at Hulluch, France on 18th May 1918
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA DOW 4th September 1918
Private 4131324 Sidney Lee, 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment, KIA during the bombing of Wallasey on 12th March 1941