JAMES RENSHAW Rank:Corporal Service No:17256 Date of Death:18/09/1918 Age:26 Regiment/Service:South Lancashire Regiment 9th Bn. Panel Reference: Memorial:DOIRAN MEMORIAL Additional Information:Born at Salford. Son of James B. Renshaw, of 8, Southern St., Seedley, Pendleton, Manchester. Residence: Leigh, Lancs Death Date: 18 Sep 1918 Death Place: Salonika Enlistment Place: Manchester Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Horace Brelsford Fusilier 3454913 Infantry Lancashire Fusiliers died 8/8/44 born Salford resident Salford CWG Age 28 xx11.e.6 Bayeux War Cemetery Son of James and Beatrice Mary Brelsford of Salford husband of Edith Brelsford of Salford
Colin Downes born Sheffield resident Salford Trooper Royal Army Corp 3391938 died 11/8/44 CWG XX11.C.3 Brettville -Sur-Laise Canadian War Cemetery Age 28 son of Willie and Lizzie Downes of Salford, husband of Maisie Ethel Downes of Salford
"Donald McCreesh Donald George McCreesh Flying Officer 176957 Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 354 Squadron died 11/3/45 CWG Column 447 Singapore Memorial Age 26 Son of William Arthur and Dora Ellen McCreesh of Salford." Donald George McCreesh was a former pupil of Salford Grammar School, whose WW2 memorial plaque unfortunately had no names on it. The July 1932 edition of the School magazine lists him as having come third in the Under 14s hop, step & jump, and the February 1935 edition records that he had been awarded his School colours for Association Football. He also matriculated that year. The July 1939 edition next reported that he had passed his intermediate examination of the Incorporated Accountants Association.
Three Consolidated Liberator heavy 4-engined bombers, not the RAF’s most loved aeroplane, were carrying out a sweep of the Tenasserin Coast, Burma. Aircraft "A" and "J" attacked a schooner which was left in a sinking condition, while the other Liberator, KG850 "Y" left the formation and was last seen flying along the west coast of Tavoy Island, Burma. A search by Liberators of the Strategic Air Force and an Air/Sea Rescue Catalina failed to find any trace of the missing aircraft. Donald was its skipper, and he and his nine crewmates were lost.