I cannot read the info on these boys, but if any came from Salford Pals 2nd div/ No 5 Platoon, 16th Service Batt, Lanc Fusiliers. Then I have just uploaded a photo. If anyone wants a clear image of one of the faces, then I can upload a separate image as I have a high res copy. fish
Hi Garry, Slide number 24 includes my great grandad, Pte, Charles Stell. Born 1881 Skipton, moved to Police Street Patricroft early 1911. Worked Nasmyths on Green Lane. Enlisted Sept 1914 L/F's. Posted to France in 1915 then shortly after to Gallipoli, wounded on Lancashire Landings beach at Gallipoli on first day of battle. Two days to evacuate him from the beach. Recovered in hospital in Alexandria. Returning to Gallipoli 13th August 1915 aboard HRT Royal Edward which was torpedoed by a german U - Boat, grandad drowned. His name is on the memorial in the church at the end of Green Lane which is at the rear of Police Street ( cant remember church name), his name I think is listed on the memorial as Snell not Stell. One daughter my great aunt is 101 years old and still lives in Eccles.
Sorry to say that the man you have asked about is H Smethurst: Name: Herbert Smethurst Birth Place: Clifton, Lancs Residence: Clifton Death Date: 5 Jul 1916 Death Location: France & Flanders Enlistment Location: Salford, Lancs Rank: Private Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers Battalion: 19th Battalion Number: 17903 Type of Casualty: Died of wounds Theatre of War: Western European Theatre
Please be assured that we will continue to look for your James Smethurst.
Post by christinelesser on Jul 6, 2016 18:56:27 GMT
Harry Hodges, 11735, 16th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers who died on 23 July 1916 My grand mother has never seen a photo of her father. She was 102 years of age in June this year and is still with today. I believe there was a picture in the Eccles Journal when he was lost. Does anyone have access to this information please? I would love to be able to present her and my mother with a picture of Harry Hodges.
Here is the picture from the Eccles Journal HARRY HODGES Rank: Private Service No: 11735 Date of Death: 23/07/1916 Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers 16th Bn. attd. 7th Bn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Panel Reference Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D. Memorial THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Harry is also pictured in this image of his Company (incorrectly listed as "Hodges W")
If I had to pick him out I would suggest that he is the first man on the left of the middle row (3rd down/up).