Hi, I am new to this and would like some help if possible. I visited the grave of my great uncle Abraham Cohen at Bancourt Cemetery in France this year, he was killed at the Somme in October 1916. He is named ( along with many more) on a memorial roll of honour where he had worked at a factory called I. Frankenburg & Sons, Greengate Salford. Does anybody know if this memorial still exists and the location. I would love to visit the site. Thanks Jon.
Post by prospectroad on Sept 20, 2019 10:17:10 GMT
Jonboy, I'm not aware of whether the Frankenburg memorial has survived, however, Abraham's name was on the Frankenburg roll of honour. A copy of this is printed in the Manchester City Battalions book of which I have a copy. I can't add it as an attachment because the forum has exceeded its attachment space limit so I'll send you a copy by email.
Best regards Pete
Pte Sidney Lee (36719), 2nd Bn, Worcestershire Regt - DOW at Bray-sur-Somme on 18th February 1917
Sgt Charles Roberts (13668), 11th Bn, Manchester Regiment (pictured) - KIA during at trench raid at Hulluch, France on 18th May 1918
Bombardier John Hesford (70065), 147th Heavy Battery, RGA DOW 4th September 1918
Private 4131324 Sidney Lee, 8th Bn, Cheshire Regiment, KIA during the bombing of Wallasey on 12th March 1941
abram was killed with the 12th kings Liverpool regt,but when the grave registration teams were clearing the battlefields after the war,they found his grave which was marked with a cross and the inscription read.pte 3786 s.abrams,7th manchesters,these were his details before he was transferred to the kings Liverpool regt. his grave was found at map ref.57c.N.21.C.9.2. one of the gang should be able to give you the exact location of his death with the map of this area