Not sure if Higher Broughton counts as Salford or Manchester but my grandad's brother, Arthur Richard Grundy, was killed 5.4.1918 at the Somme. I have quite a bit of information and some pictures etc. but have never seen his name on a war memorial and didn't really know where to look. Family lived at 25, Grosvenor Street, Higher Broughton at the time.
I see that Arthur's parents (Daniel David & Emma Elizabeth Grundy,nee Carder) were married at St. Cross church, Clayton & he was also baptized at the same church. Maybe he might be on that churches roll of honour?
Thanks for the reply - AR (Arthur Richard) Grundy above was my grandad's brother and James Albert Grundy was my grandad, who survived WW1 but died aged 46 in 1942. I have seen the roll of honour before and am not sure it is right. The service record almost sounds like a combination of the two of them as grandad served in Egypt (I have a postcard he sent home). Arthur was the youngest member of the family born 1899 and, though the family story is that he enlisted under age (and with a dodgy lung) I'm not sure that it was as early as suggested above and that date would be more in line with grandad. HS (Harry) Grundy listed above was a third brother who was in the navy and who emigrated to Australia in the 1920's.
He may have been mentioned in an article published in the Salford Reporter on the 18/05/1918 - I write "may" as the index we have gives "R Grundy". I will check on Wednesday evening and let you know.
You are quite right about the Manchester and Salford RoH. Arthur is recorded as being 11 years old (b.1900) on the 1911 census, so very difficult to believe he would be entitled to the 1914/15 Star. His medal index shows that he was only entitled to the Victory and British War medals.
The fact that the medal card shows that Arthur had a four digit number prior to being changed to a 7 digit number would indicate that he may have joined the Territorials in 1916/17. See www.1914-1918.net/renumbering.htm for more details.
I would be interested in seeing any pictures that you may have.