Old Salfordians Memorial Apr 6, 2016 12:41:03 GMT
Post by oldsalfordian on Apr 6, 2016 12:41:03 GMT
A R Payne Alfred Ridges Private Manchester Regiment 1/6th Battalion 3048 died 7/8/1915 Gallipoli
CWG Panel 158 to 170 Helles Memorial
Probate Alfred Ridges Payne of 128 Weaste Lane Salford Private Manchester Regiment died on or since 7/8/1915 while in actual military service Administration Manchester 28/8/1916 to Albert Alfred Payne Hoist Manufacturer effects £109 0s 3d
H Pickering Harold resident Worsley Private Lancashire Fusiliers 1/6th Battalion 10703 died15/5/1915
CWG Age 21 son of Thomas and Harriette Ann Pickering of Alder Cottage Worsley
Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219 Helles Memorail
E Pickwick Henry Ewart born Salford enlisted Salford Private Lancashire Fusiliers 2/5th Battalion 58508 died 24/8/1918
CWG Age 18 son of William and Sarah Pickwick of 3 Cooper St Higher Broughton
11.A.2 Houchin British Cemetery
W Postlethwaite can not link one
I am delighted to report that the CWGC have corrected their entry for 2nd Lt. William Postlethwaite, died of wounds 14th March 1918, who had previously been recorded as Postlewaite. I tried to get it put right in 2010 and thought I had a strong case but they rejected it. I recently made an entirely new case, supported by copies of eleven contemporary documents, the offer of four more should they need them and the backing of his regimental museum. The case I put forward was stronger thanks SWARM, as I had been able to find his name on two other Salford memorials, both of which strongly supported the other evidence.
His old boys' association, his college (Leeds Training College), his employer (Salford Borough Education Department) and his church (St. Luke's, Weaste) have all given him a proper memorial, and now at last the nation has. I have asked for a new headstone to be cut for him and await confirmation that this will be done.
William is one of 74 on our memorial of whom 66 have been identified for sure. The School was still young in 1914 and William was one of only four of the 66 who had got as far in life as marrying. Of those he was the only one to have a child, a daughter Joyce. The chances that one the unidentified 8 married are not high, and the chances that one of them had a child are very low. Using birth, marriage & death databases to work forwards in time instead of back, I have established that Joyce, who would be 98 today, lived to marry during WW2 and have children of her own, but I have not been able to trace them. I would like to, as being the only descendants of 66 men on our memorial makes them rather special people.