I do not know of any projects for tiding up areas around war memorials, but I am sure that a few of the churches would be thankful of any help to tidy up their cemetery grounds (which include CWGC graves).
PATRICK JOSEPH HIGGINS Rank: Lance Serjeant Service No: 24/1076 Date of Death: 08/07/1916 Age: 20 Regiment/Service: New Zealand Rifle Brigade 2nd Bn. 3rd Grave Reference I. J. 2. Cemetery RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE-D'ARMENTIERES Additional Information: Son of John James and Annie Higgins, of 48, Bell Terrace, Patricroft, Manchester, England. Native of Carrick-on-Shannon, Ireland.
William Shepherd Born Warrington Resident Irlam Private Manchester Regiment 23rd Battalion 25919 Died 27/7/1916 CWG Age 19 Son of Mr and Mrs Shepherd of Irlam 1.D.67 La Neuville British Cemetery Corbie
Frederick A Murdock Frederick Born Manchester Resident Barton Private Royal Fusiliers City Of London Regiment 20th Battalion 5363 Died 24/7/1916 CWG Not found
FREDERICK ALEXANDER MURDOCH Rank: Private Service No: 5363 Date of Death: 21/07/1916 Age: 25 Regiment/Service: Royal Fusiliers 20th Bn. Grave Reference II. C. 3. Cemetery HEILLY STATION CEMETERY, MERICOURT-L'ABBE Additional Information: Son of David and Elizabeth Murdoch, of 30, Peel Green Rd., Barton-on-Irwell, Patricroft, Manchester.
LIONEL G MORSE Rank: Private Service No: 31480 Date of Death: 30/12/1918 Regiment/Service: Manchester Regiment 18th Bn. Grave Reference VIII. D. 6. Cemetery BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY Birth Place: Patricroft, Lancs Residence: Barton, Lancs Death Date: 30 Dec 1918 Enlistment Location: Eccles, Lancs Type of Casualty: Died
WILLIAM PETER ALLEN Rank: Private Service No: 16042 Date of Death: 29/07/1916 Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 10th Bn. Panel Reference Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B. Memorial THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
William Beesley L/Sergeant Manchester Regiment 20th Battalion 18278 Died 3/9/1916 CWG Age 30 Son of William and Myra Beesley Husband of Bertha Elizabeth Beesley 22 Higher Croft Barton on Irwell Pier and Face 13A and 14C Thiepval Memorial
Frederick J Wells James Born Hampstead Norris Berkshire Resident Barton A/Segeant Princess Charlotte of Wales Royal Berkshire Regiment 2nd Battalion 6590 Died 27/10/1916 CWG Age 33 Son of Charles and Sarah Wells Husband of M Wells of 3 Spring Gardens Chapel Place Barton upon Irwell. Native of Hampstead Norris Berkshire 11,B,12 Grove Town Cemetery Meaulte
pte B/3372 james frith,7th rifle brigade,aged 18,30-7-15 pte 1381 george frith,2nd royal irish rifles,aged 20,28-5-15 sons of walter,stephenson+mary,jane frith,18 gilbert st,peel green later moved to 14 reginald st,peel green
Joseph William Griffin – Killed in action 17th April 1918
Private Joseph William Griffin (Service no. 3663) served with the 1st/7th Battalion, The Manchester Regiment, 127th Brigade, 42nd (East Lancashire) Division.
Joseph lived with his wife, Alice Ann Griffin, at 62 Davis Street, Eccles and worked in Irlam at the CWS Soap Works. He was born in East Leach, Cirencester, Gloucester, the son of Jesse and Mary Jane Griffin who, by the time of the Great War, were living at 17 Andover Street, Eccles. Joseph was the eldest of five children (four sons and one daughter). He enlisted into the Royal Army Medical Corps as Private 47856 but was later transferred to the 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (Private 3663) and disembarked at Gallipoli on 14th July 1915. Later in the war he was posted to the 1st/7th Battalion.
He was killed in action on Wednesday, 17th April 1918, aged 35 and is buried at Couin New British Cemetery, France. The memorial inscription on his grave reads "Some day, sometime our eyes shall see the dear face we keep in memory.‟ Joseph is also commemorated on the Irlam Soap Works panel of the CWS Memorial at Balloon Street, Manchester and the Barton-upon-Irwell War Memorial at St Catherine's Church, Barton. He is not listed on the Irlam and Cadishead War Memorial. Medal Entitlement: 1915 Star Trio.
Willaim Turner Born Barton Resident Patricroft Private Manchester Regiment 12th Battalion 7160 Died 29/5/1918 CWG Age 22 Son of Anthony and Minnie Turner of 7 Holt St Patricroft F.77 Knightsbridge Cemetery Mesnil Martinsart
JAMES CAMERON Rank: Second Lieutenant Date of Death: 21/06/1918 Age: 18 Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Grave Reference K. CE. 12750. Cemetery PEEL GREEN CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of James and Sarah Cameron, of Seedley, Salford.