Robert Francis Dobbin born Pendleton resident Salford enlisted Llandudno Machine Gun Corp ,Died 19/7/16 CWG La Neuville British Cemetery Age 33 son of Mr and Mrs Robert Francis Dobbin , husband of Mrs Dobbin of Lower Broughton
Harold Houghton born Salford resident Pendleton ,Corporal Lancashire Fusiliers 17th Battalion , Died 23/11/16 CWG Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery Age 25 son of Alban and Julia Ann Houghton of 55 Hodge Lane Cross Lane
Samuel Murphy born Pendleton resident Salford enlisted Manchester ,Manchester Regiment 1st Battalion ,Died 20/12/14 CWG Le Touret Memorial Age 30 son of the late James and Mrdargaret Murphy , husband of Elizabeth Ann Murphy of 1 Richmond St Salford 1911 Same address , occupation Railway porter
The list contains John Brown 28.4.17 buried in Cherisy Road East Cemetery
But may I ask why it does not contain his brother James Lawrence Brown(e) also from 10 Sandy Grove, Pendleton, he was in the RFC and died here in Lincolnshire on 29.3.18? I can send you a newspaper cutting about him if it helps. He was Roman Catholic and his name is on the Memorial inside Salford RC Cathedral. Do you know if his name appears on any Pendleton memorials? His is buried in Weaste Cemetery with a family headstone which also remembers John. Regards Peter
Thanks Ben. Thanks for the death notice. I've got the CWGC info about the brothers. Below is the article about Lt. James Lawrence Brown. [Both brothers are "Browne" on Salford RC Cathedral War memorial]. He was a member of 33 Squadron which flew at night against the Zeppelin threat. The plane was being flown by Lt. J. Ross who was killed at the time of the crash. Lt. Brown died 3 days later. Also below is an article from the Scunthorpe Star about bothe of them. Regards Peter
“Salford Reporter” 6th April 1918
LIEUTENANT J.L. BROWN
Lieutenant James Lawrence Brown, Royal Flying Corps, who died in the Grimsby Military Hospital from shock following an operation, which was necessary owing to injuries received whilst training for night flying, was the fourth son of Mrs and the late James Brown, of Deansgate, Manchester, and 10, Sandy Grove, Pendleton. He was 23 years of age, and was educated at the Salford Technical Institute, which he left to take up a position in the office of Messsrs. Guthrie and Co., chartered accountants, King-street, Manchester. At the outbreak of war Lieutenant Brown joined the Manchester Regiment as a private, and later, for his gallant conduct in the field in France, he was recommended for a Commission, which he received, and saw further active service in France. In 1917 he was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps.—His eldest brother, Lance-corporal John Brown, King’s Liverpool Regt., was killed in action in France on April 28, 1917.—The remains of the deceased officer was brought from Grimsby on Sunday, and the funeral took place at Weaste Cemetery on Wednesday, requiem mass being first celebrated at St. James’ Church, Pendleton, by Father Crilly, assisted by Father Foy. A firing party and buglers, in charge of a sergeant from Heaton Park, attended, together with a number of brother officers, who acted as bearers. The coffin was borne to the cemetery on a gun carriage sent from the Heaton Park Depot. The Chief mourners were Mrs. Brown (mother), Miss Lily Brown (sister), Dr. & Mrs. Garlick (brother-in-law and sister), Mrs Watson (sister), Cadet Burns, R.A.F., Mr. Crawford and Dr. Somers, Mr. and Mrs. Jordan, Mr. E. Littlewood, and Mr. J. Mahoney, Mr. Harry Enright, Mr. T. Fish (discharged comrade of the deceased Lieutenant), Lieutenants Devonport and Mainwaring R.A.F. Wreaths came from-Mother, Gertie and Lily, Sam and Nettie, Eni and Percy, Little Jacky, Peggy, Doreen and Pamela, Mr. and Mrs. Campayno (Weaste), Mr. and Mrs. Moores, Mr. Donald Moores, Mr. Crawford and Family, Misses Janet and Edna Ashton, Mrs Riley and Family (Yorkshire), Mr. and Mrs. Laws and Miss Curnie, Mr and Mrs Mahoney and Family, Mr and Mrs Enright and Family, Miss Betty Constantine, Doris, Miss Worthington, Mr Fish, Lieutenant Reed and Billie, several wreaths from members of his Squadron, Mrs and Miss Mulroy, Mrs Jones and Family (Peel Green), Major Burge and Officers of Headquarters, Officers of “A” Flight Squadron Gainsboro’, N.C.O.’s and Mechanics of “A” Flight Squadron, Mr. and Mrs. Eccles and Family.
“Scunthorpe Star” 6th April 1918
LINCOLNSHIRE FLYING FATALITIES
During night flying practice at a Lincs. Aerodrome Lieut. James W. Ross (25), Glebe Knowle, Selkirk and Lieut. Lawrence Browne (23), 10 Sandy-grove, Eccles Old Road, Pendleton, Manchester, were killed. Lieut. Ross was the pilot, and had been flying for over an hour with his companion when he had to make a forced landing outside the prepared ground. The machine struck the earth with great violence and was wrecked. Lieut. Ross was killed instantly, and Lieut. Browne died in hospital, despite efforts to save his life which included an amputation and transfusion of blood. At the inquests held on Saturday, verdicts of “accidental death” were recorded.
Fred Daniels born St Barnabas Pendleton enlisted Manchester ,Manchester Regiment 12th Battalion , Died 7/7/16 CWG 13A ,14C Thiepval Memorial
I don’t think Fred Daniels has been properly identified yet. By trade he was a moulder, born late in 1886 to Thomas & Elizabeth Ann Daniels. He married Ada Grundy in 1909. He was killed at the Somme on 7th July 1916. They had two daughters, Frances in 1913 and Edith who was posthumous. Ada was one of the fortunate widows who was able to find a husband among the reduced ranks of young men in 1919. Her new husband was Francis McMellon, a similar age to herself, and they had a daughter Annie, but he died the following year. In 1926 the twice-widowed Ada married a widower Edward Bayliss and had three more daughters. I believe Ada died in 1956. Old Salfordian