Alphabetic list ( Sept-Nov 1918)

(W) indicates that they are mentioned on the Weaverham Parish Memorial and (H) on the Hartford Parish Memorial.  Numbers in brackets indicate grave numbers.

Army

Sapper Samuel Ashbrooke

Service Number 79162,

185th Coy, Royal Engineers

Died 13thFebruary 1919, age 45.

He died of pneumonia – this is likely to have been due either to influenza or the  affects of gas. He is not mentioned on either of the local village memorials.  He was the son of George and Ellen Ashbrooke who lived in Cheshire.  His widow later remarried.  Her married name was Annie Broadhurst.  She lived with her new husband at 3 West Road, Weaverham.  Samuel is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in St Mary’s Churchyard, Weaverham. (2507)

Private Henry Sherlock Barlow

Service Number 77100,

Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry

Died 10th October 1918, age 42.

He was the  husband of Mary Barlow of Maddock Lodge Sandiway and the son of Mr and Mrs James Barlow of Wayside Bungalow, Delamere.  He is commemorated on the Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton, Hampshire. (W)

Private Arthur Shaw Burgess

Service Number  495575,

Labour Corps,

formerly Private 13679, 10thCheshire Regiment

Died 2ndNovember 1918, age 22.

Picture of Arthur Burgess

He died of influenza in England, only a few days before the Armistice.  He was the son of William and Elizabeth Burgess of Maldwyn Cottage, Beach Grove, Chester Road, Hartford.  He is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in St Mary’s Churchyard, Weaverham. (2471) (W)

He is also commemorated on the Brunner Mond War Memorial at Winnington.

Private Harry Chesterson

Service Number 51535,

74th Field Amb. Royal Army Medical Corps.

Died 11thOctober 1918, age 29.

The 29 year old died on Friday, 11th October 1918 and is Commemorated/Buried at St Aubert British Cemetery, France.  (H)

Private Francis George Clare

A picture of F G ClareService Number M2/182360

706th M.T. Company. Royal Army Service Corps.

Died 30th October 1918.

Age 29.

Buried at Skopje British Cemetery, Republic of Macedonia

 

 

 

 

Died of influenza in hospital in Salonica on Wednesday, 30thOctober 1918 just a few days before the Armistice. He was born in St Helens. (H)

See http://www.sthelensrollsofhonour.co.uk/casualty-349-Francis_George_Clare.html

Lance Corporal John Albert Clark

Service Number 30136,

10th East Yorkshire Regiment.

Died 28thOctober 1918.

He died about two weeks before the Armistice.  He was born in Barnton and is commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium. (W)

Private/Corporal Albert Elsby

Service Number 34569,

1/4thKing’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Died 20thOctober 1918, age 32.

He was the son of J.T. Elsby of Green St, Sandbach.  He died less than three weeks before the Armistice was signed.  He is at rest in Erquelinnes Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium.  He was a married man.  His wife later remarried.  Her married name was H. Burton and she lived at 50 Welles St, Sandbach. (W)

2nd. Corporal Charles Walter Heald,

Service Number MSM, 16797,

Royal Engineers

Died 5thJanuary 1921, age 36.

He was born at Castle, Northwich in 1885 and was the son of Alfred and Agnes.  He married Edith Hignett at St Mary’s church, Weaverham on 6thMarch 1912.  He first joined up at Chester age 22 years 8 months on 27thOctober 1907.  His occupation was a surveyor and draughtsman.  Charles was discharged from the army in September 1909 on the termination of his 5thperiod of engagement.  He rejoined the army on 30thMay 1910 for a further period of 10 years and was transferred to the army reserve on 24thDecember 1912.  Charles was mobilised on 6thAugust 1914 at Gosport and posted to the 42ndCompany Royal Engineers.  He embarked to France on 5thDecember 1914. He was admitted to 51 Casualty Clearing Station, France on 5thDecember 1918 (no record can be found of the reason).  10thJuly 1919 he was demobilised at Chatham to his home with Edith at 6, West Road, Weaverham.   He was 36 when he died on 5thJanuary 1921.  Charles is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in St Mary’s Churchyard, Weaverham but is not mentioned on either of the village war memorials.

Private Henry (Harry) Chesworth Leadbeater

Service Number 132013,

36, Machine Gun Corps

Died 25th October 1918, aged 19.

He was only 19 when he died, approximately two weeks before the Armistice.  He was a native of Barnton and the son of Thomas C. and Emma H. Chesworth of Beach Rd, Weaverham.  Henry is buried in Ingoyghem Military Cemetery, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. (W)

He is also commemorated on the Brunner Mond War Memorial at Winnington.

Private H. Leadbeater

Private John Nield

Service Number 18949,

12thCheshire Regiment

Died 18th September 1918

He was born in Weaverham.  He died on 18th September 1918 and is commemorated on the Doiran Memorial, Greece. (W)

Private W. Shallcross,

Service Number 110474,

“E” Coy, 53rdBn. Manchester Regiment

Died 14thNovember 1918, age 18.

He is not mentioned on either of the local village memorials.  He died, a few days after the signing of the Armistice, at Kinmel Park Hospital, Kinmel Camp, Near Abergele, Conwy, North Wales.  He was the son of Hannah Shallcross of Hamletts Hollow, Norley, and the late Aaron Shallcross.  His mother was granted a gratuity on 11thAugust 1919.  He is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in St Mary’s churchyard, Weaverham. (23490)

Private Gilbert Thornton

(photo)

Service Number 315247,

1/5thBn Cheshire Regiment

Died 12thNovember 1918, aged 22.

He died the day after the Armistice.  He is commemorated/buried Etapes Military Cemetery, France. (H)

Private James A. Waterman

Service Number M2/ 194883,

6thMobile Ammunition Col. Mechanical Transport, Royal Army Service Corps

Died 26thNovember 1918, aged 30.

A picture of J A Waterman

Died of influenza three weeks after the Armistice.  The 30-year-old son of Henry and Sarah was married to Louisa of 38 Grange Rd, Weaverham.  He is buried in Awoingt British Cemetery, Nord France. (W)

Private J. A. Waterman

Private Harry Wilkinson

1st/4th Btn. Cheshire Regiment

Service number 14754

Died 14th October 1918

Age 24

Buried at Dadizeele New British Cemetery, Belgium

Picture of Harry Wilkinson

Fell in action in France 14thOctober 1918.  He was the son of William and Martha Ann and is commemorated on their gravestone in St Mary’s Churchyard, Weaverham. (W)

He is also commemorated on the Brunner Mond War Memorial at Winnington.

Private Harry Wilkinson

Bombadier Edgar Price Woodward,

Service Number 24763,

149thBDE. Royal Field Artillary

Died on 4thMay 1919, age 26.

He was the son of John and Mary Woodward of 23 Church Street, Weaverham.  He is not mentioned on either of the two village memorials.  He is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in St Mary’s Churchyard, Weaverham. (2660)

Royal Navy

Able Seaman Richard Heyes 

Service Number S.S. 5058 (PO)

HMS Barham

Died 8th November 1918, age 22.

He died just a few days before the Armistice.  He is buried in a Commonwealth War Grave in St John the Baptist Churchyard, Hartford. (H)

 

Able Seaman Arthur Whitley

Service Number  222393

Died 27thOctober 1918.

A picture of Arthur Whitley

He died following an operation for a gastric ulcer , approximately two weeks before the signing of the Armistice.  He served on a ship which had his own name: ‘HMS Whitley’.  The ship was supposed to have been called ‘HMS Whitby’ but was named ‘HMS Whitley’ by mistake!  Arthur was the son of George and Dora Whitley of 8 Church View, Weaverham.  He is buried in a Commonweath War Grave in St Mary’s churchyard (2660). (W)

Able seaman Arthur Whitley

Mercentile Marine

Chief Cook Arthur Shallcross,

Mercentile Marine

S.S. “Reventazon” (Manchester)

Died 5th October 1918, age 28.

He was born in Winsford and was the son of Frederick and the late Annie Shallcross of Acton Bridge Station.   He died at sea on 5th Ocotober 1918 when the Revantazon was sunk by torpedo fired by German Submarine UC-23 approximately 14 nautical miles West by South of Kassandra Point, Gulf of Salonica. She was en route from Salonica to Port Said in ballast.  Arthur is commemorated on the Tower Hill Memorial, London. (W)

Reventazon was a 4,042 GRT steam cargo ship completed in 1906 by Workman, Clark & Co. Ltd. for Elders & Fyffes, Ltd.

 

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