I will go through the list again and make a new list. We will see how we are doing for funds and maybe Jane can advise on the best materials to use for attaching to the memorial. After the recent number of thefts of metal panels I think a less valuable material may be called for at present.
ALLEN John ALLEN William P. ASHES Herbert BATESON Ernest BEESLEY William BENNETT Frank BOWEN David BROGDEN Jeffrey BROUGHTON Thomas BRUCE William BUCKLE Benjamin BURNS George F. CAMERON James CAMPBELL William CASH J John CHAMBERLAIN George CHAPMAN Joseph CLARK W John CONCANNON Samuel CONNELL Frank CORDWELL Henry CRIMES Charles CROWLEY Henry CUSACK Harry DACRE Richard DARBYSHIRE Herbert DOCHERTY John EDWARDS John ELLIS Robert ELLIS William FIRTH John FRITH George FRITH James GIBBINS Edward H. GILLESPIE George GRAHAM David D GREEN Walter GRIFFIN Joseph W. HALLWOOD Richard HAMER Harry HARRISON Walter HIGGINS Patrick J HITCHEN Samuel HOMES Charles HORRIDGE Bernard HORRIDGE James JOHNSON John W JONES Arthur JONES Frederick JONES Harry JONES John E KERFOOT Harold LONG Patrick MADDEN Dennis MADDEN Peter MILLS Thomas MITCHINSON John F. MOORHOUSE Herbert MORSE Lionel G MOSEDALE Frank MURDOCK Fredrick A. NICHOLS Job D. OAKES Percy PARR Nathan F. PYE Albert S. PYE Ernest F. RAYNER Walford RIMMER Samuel ROGERS John ROYLE John N. ROYLE William M. RUSH Philip SCHOFIELD Ernest SHEPHERD William STREETS Samuel SUTCLIFFE Walter TURNER William WALTERS Frank WELLS Frederick J. WOODS Edward
There is a name under Edward Woods. This may take some time to fathom.
I believe the last name on the memorial is Barchard and I believe this is the man.
Name: BARCHARD, GEOFFREY BRUCE Initials: G B Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Midshipman Regiment/Service: Royal Navy Unit Text: H.M.S. "Aboukir." Date of Death: 22/09/1914 Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: 1. Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL
In 1901 he is living with his family in Torquay, his mother and father are both born in Eccles.
Geoffrey Bruce BARCHARD Rank Midshipman Unit HMS "Aboukir" Medal & Clasps earned: 1914-15 Star, Victory & British War Medals How Issued or disposed of: Father. Remarks: I.C. 32/134. Mr. William B. BARCHARD. Date of Death: 22/09/1914 Cause of death: Killed in action, vessel torpedoed by U-9 in the North Sea.
if this is the same man and i think your spot on,then hes the youngest serviceman to have died in the war,thats from the salford area,he wasnt quite 15yrs old there were still some barchards living in the area,so it could have been this branch of the family who added his name
Thought I 'd let you know I've contacted the War Memorials Trust today to ascertain whether there has been any progress with the application for the grant to restore the Memorial. I know they have been trying to contact Peel Holdings and as yet have had no response. Hopefully i'll know more by the end of the week
I have read on other forums that Peel do not care for this particular piece of land as at the moment they can do nothing with it. If the memorial is to stay where it is I cannot see Peel wanting it restored as this would only cause them more problems in the future. It may be worth asking a near by church if they would adopt the memorial (after restoration) and for them to take it inside the church.
Still having no joy with Peel. I am aware of a group of young people (volunteers) who are interested in tidying up the churchyard and making the path to the memorial more accessible. It's so frustrating that we can't make any further progress.
Can anyone point me in the direction of the correspondence regarding Peel's lack of interest in the churchyard?
Any suggestions where the memorial could be relocated - ideally it would be great to get it listed following some restoration and repair Thanks Jane
I am sure there was another forum where the posters had also tried to get in touch with Peel, again with little success.
I think if you could persuade another church to adopt the memorial Peel would be more communicative as the memorial would be one less thing to worry about for their future plans (whatever they might be?).
I would think that St Michael's may have some interest as the church's full title is St Michael & All Angels with St Catherine, Barton with Peel Green. Contact details are: The Revd Bruce LAMB St Michael's Vicarage 684 Liverpool Road, Eccles Manchester 0161-789 3751
Let us know if you would like us to contact anyone.
Thanks for the links about Peel- I'll pass the info to WMT.
Are there any other projects in Salford that need volunteers to help out, particularly tidying areas around war memorials. I have a contact, who has a group of young men who would like to assist. Thanks Jane