1st Battalion, The Cheshire Regiment
N.C.O.s and Men of the 1st Battalion,
Killed in Action, August 1914
The following N.C.O.s and men of the 1st Battalion were killed in action or died of their wounds during August 1914. Follow the links from each man's name to see (a) his Commonwealth War Grave record; (b) his place of burial or commemoration, and (c) in some cases                       about his Personal life and Military Service.



 
John GLYNN


Rank:
Private 10278
Age:
23?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Newton, Widnes, Lancs.  Enlisted: Chester
Probably son of John and Mary Glynn.

Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
A. 3.


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24th August 1914 - Audregnies
Mons painting
"I had no intention of sacrificing the Cheshire - but I firmly believe now that the sacrifice saved the 5th Division." .....

"It was due to the gallantry of these two Battalions (1st Cheshires & 1st Norfolks) that the Division was able to extricate itself." - Lieut.-Colonel C. R. Ballard the Norfolk Regiment (O.C.).
 
Private E J Conway (circa. 1905)
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The War Diary states that at the end of this day: "At roll call in Bivouac at Les Bavay there were 6 Officers, a Warrant Officer and 199 men - The strength marching out at 7.30 a.m. on the morning of 24th inst was 27 Officers, 1 Warrant Officer and 933 men - A loss of 78% most of which was caused in the withdrawal."

The following 54 N.CO.s and men were killed in action:
"A" Company
Edward HOGAN


Rank:
Drummer 9696
Age:
19?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St Lawrence's, Birkenhead. 
Enlisted: at Stockport, Cheshire
Probably: Son of Edward & Elizabeth Hogan of Birkenhead, Cheshire.

Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
In South-East quarter. III. A. 5.


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Francis James HEFFERAN


Rank:
Private 9879
Age:
20?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Wilmslow, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Chester
Probably: Son of John (Foreign Correspondent) & Anne M. Hefferan of Wilmslow, Cheshire

Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Commemorated on wall


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Joseph JONES (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7451
Age:
30
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Runcorn, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Chester
Brother of Mrs. Martha Ann Grimes, of 6 Norton St., Runcorn, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Commemorated on wall


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Thomas MOUNTFORD


Rank:
Private 7317
Age:
30
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Congleton, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Chester. Living: at Biddulph, Staffs
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
A. 9.


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William MASSEY


Rank:
Private 7049
Age:
n/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Morton, Birkenhead.  Enlisted: at Birkenhead

Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Rees WILLIAMS


Rank:
Private 7510
Age:
n/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Bedwellty, Mons.  Enlisted: at Merthyr Tydfil, Glam. Living: at Tredegar, Mons
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
A. 4.


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John YORK


Rank:
Private 7249
Age:
25?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Glasgow.  Enlisted: at Manchester. Living: at Glasgow.
Probably: Son of Mary Ann York of Glasgow
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
A. 13.


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"B" Company
Joseph ARNOTT


Rank:
Private 6879
Age:
n/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Liverpool.  Enlisted: at Birkenhead

Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Commemorated on wall


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Samuel BURKHILL


Rank:
Private 10266
Formerly: 5th (Earl of Chester's) Battalion
Age:
20
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Frodsham, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Chester (18 November 1913)
Son of Samuel Burkhill, of Five Crosses, Frodsham, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Commemorated on wall


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William BYRNE


Rank:
Private 9060 
Formerly: 3rd (Reserve) Battalion
Age:
23
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St Laurence's, Birkenhead.  Enlisted: at Chester (August 1908)
Son of William & Mary Byrne of Liverpool.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Commemorated on wall


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Edward GOOCH


Rank:
Private 7511
Age:
31?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Breccles, Suffolk.  Enlisted: at Manchester.  Living: at Bramford, Suffolk.
Probably: Son of James & Emma Gooch. Married: June qtr. 1904
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Alfred HOLT


Rank:
Lance Corporal 10271
Age:
19?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Openshaw, Lancs.  Enlisted: at Alrincham, Cheshire.  Living: at Openshaw, Lancs.
Probably: Son of Ephraim and Prudence Holt of Openshaw
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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William JONES


Rank:
Private 7833
Age:
33
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St Thomas', Stockport, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Chester
Husband of Alice Ann Jones, of 20 Hindley St., Higher Hillgate, Stockport.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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James McDERMOTT


Rank:
Private 7034
Age:
29
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St Anne's. Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs.  Enlisted: at Stalybridge, Cheshire.  Living: at Duckinfield, Cheshire.
Probably: Son of Walter & Mary McDermott of Altrincham, Lancs. He had been a Cotton Mill Labourer.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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George Thomas MORRIS


Rank:
Private 7805
Age:
n/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Crewe.  Enlisted: at Crewe
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Commemorated on wall


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Henry NOLAN


Rank:
Private 10083
Age:
25
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Liverpool.  Enlisted: at Birkenhead.
Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Nolan, of 2 Roderick St., Islington, Liverpool.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Commemorated on wall


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Thomas PEARSON (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 6986
Age:
27
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St Joseph's, Salford, Lancs.  Enlisted: at Stockport, Cheshire.
Probably: Son of Thomas & Martha Pearson of Stockport, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Commemorated on wall


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Edmund Ernest TRENT


Rank:
Private 7606
Age:
30
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Parkstone, Poole, Dorset.  Enlisted: at Poole, Dorset.
Son of Edmund Childs Trent and Emily Trent, of Parkstone, Dorset. Husband of Edith J Trent of Chapel House, East St., Corfe Castle, Dorset.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
XVIII. A. 24.


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James UNSWORTH


Rank:
Private 8720
Age:
n/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St Mary's, Bolton, Lancs.  Enlisted: at Stockport, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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               Albert Stephen WALKER (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7768
Age:
28
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Worleston, Crewe, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Crewe, Cheshire.
Son of Mrs. H. Walker, of 1 Post Office Lane, Cobham, Surrey, and the late Mr. G. Walker; husband of Mrs. S. Smith (formerly Walker), of 9 Growths Row, Pall Mall, Nantwich, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Commemorated on wall


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Jeremiah WILKINSON (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7462
Age:
26?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Sandbach, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Crewe, Cheshire.
Probably: Son of Albert and Matilda Wilkinson. (Formerly employed as a Servant - pig feeder.)
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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"C" Company
George ALLMAN (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7461
Age:
29
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Malpas, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Crewe, Cheshire in 1904.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
B. 20.


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William BONE (A.R.)


Rank:
Lance Corporal 7474
Age:
28
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Congleton, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Stockport, Cheshire. (4 April 1904)
Husband of Edith May Bone (nee Hyde) of 10 Forge Terrace, Ketley, Wellington, Salop. (Married: 7 Apr 1910, 2 children: James Harry & Percy William)
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
XVIII. A. 25.


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William BULLOCK (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 6771
Age:
31?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Nantwich, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Crewe, Cheshire. (26 February 1902)
Husband of Jane (nee Hassall) - m. 18 Aug 1907. One daughter, Florence, b. 31 Mar 1912. Son of Sarah Smith, formerly Bullock (Widr) and late Joseph Bullock of Nantwich, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Gerald COPPOCK (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 8069
Age:
26?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Witton, Northwich, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Northwich, Cheshire. (29 November 1905)
Probably: Son of Charles & Eliza Coppock of Northwich, Cheshire
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Edward EATON


Rank:
Private 9156
Age:
24?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St John's, Macclesfield, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Probably: Son of Charles & Priscilla Eaton of Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Arthur FROST (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7879
Age:
26
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Bollington, Macclesfield, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Crewe, Cheshire.
Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Frost, of 32, Mottram Moor, Hollingworth, Manchester.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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John HAGGERTY


Rank:
Private 9507
Age:
27?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St Peter's, Stalybridege, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Hyde, Cheshire.
Probably: Son of John & Kate Haggerty of Stalybridge, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Edward HUGHES


Rank:
Lance Corporal 4829
Age:
41
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Neston, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Chester.
Stepson of Roger Henry Bellis, of "Oak Dene," Chester Rd., Flint, and son of the late Annie Bellis (formerly Hughes).
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Thomas MASON (DCM)


Rank:
Private 9696
Age:
n/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs.  Enlisted: at Chester.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Sp. Mem. A. 7.


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Frank QUINN


Rank:
Private 9793
Age:
23
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St Alban's, Warrington, Lancs.  Enlisted: at Stalybridge, Cheshire.
Son of John and Mary Quinn, of 1, Summers Yard, Robinson St., Stalybridge.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Sp. Mem. A. 8.


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             Arthur William Joseph WALDEN


Rank:
Private 6360
Age:
26
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Hasauli, Punjab, India.  Enlisted: at Manchester.
Probably: Son of Sgt. Joseph Walden.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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"D" Company
James BARNES (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7091
Age:
34
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Mossley, Cheshire.  Enlisted: at Hyde, Cheshire.  (9 February 1903)
Son of Mrs Elizabeth Barnes of 14 Wellington St., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs. and the late Matthew Barnes.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Commemorated on wall


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Alfred BELSHAW (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7700
Age:
32
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Syston, Leicester.  Enlisted: at Leicester.
Son of John N. and Sarah Belshaw of Syston, Leicester.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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John BYRNE


Rank:
Private 10088
Age:
23
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Chorlton, Manchester.  Enlisted: at Hyde, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Sidney DALE  (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 8540
Age:
25
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Lawshall, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.  Enlisted: at Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.
Son of Frederick and Eliza Dale, of Melford Rd., Lawshall, Bury St. Edmund's.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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James DIXON  (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7830
Age:
25
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at West Kirby, Cheshire.   Enlisted: at Birkenhead, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Edward EDWARDS  (A.R.)


Rank:
Lance Corporal 7680
Age:
N/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Rhostyllen, Denbigh.   Enlisted: at Chester, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Sp. Mem. A. 6.


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John FEENEY  (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 8036
Age:
27
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St Joseph's, Stockport, Cheshire.     Enlisted: at Stockport, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Frederick GARRAD


Rank:
Private 10303
Formerly: 10173 Essex Regiment.
Age:
20
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Little Bromley, Essex     Enlisted: at Warley, Essex.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Garrad, of Mill Lane, Brook St., Manningtree, Essex. Born at Little Bromley, Essex.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
IV. B. 18


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Jacob GRIFFITHS  (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7597
Age:
29?
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Whitchurch, Shropshire.     Enlisted: at Shrewsbury, Shropshire.  Living: at Gorton, Lancs.
Probably: Son of Jacob Griffiths of Whitchurch, Salop.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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             George William HOLBROOK  (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7579
Age:
32
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Spondon, Derby.     Enlisted: at Derby.
Son of William E. and Fanny Holbrook.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Henry HOUGH  (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7411
Age:
28
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Wharton, Cheshire.   Enlisted: at Winsford, Cheshire.
Son of Joseph Hough, of School Rd., Wharton, Winsford; husband of Lydia Hough, of 20 Hill St., Winsford, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Sp. Mem. C. 31.


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Harry HOUGHTON  (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7308
Age:
N/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Congleton, Cheshire.     Enlisted: at Chester.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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William Henry HULL


Rank:
Private 10089
Age:
20
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Harpurhey, Manchester.     Enlisted: at Hyde, Cheshire.
Twin brother of Frederick Arthur Hull.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Ernest Lionel LUCAS


Rank:
Private 8649
Age:
N/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at East Finchley, London.     Enlisted: at Mill Hill, Middlesex.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
B. 18.


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William McCANN (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7769
Age:
29
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Northwich, Cheshire.     Enlisted: at Stockport, Cheshire.
Son of William and Ellen McCann, of Northwich, Cheshire; husband of Mary Winifred McCann, of 13, Pine St., Stockport.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Walter TAYLOR


Rank:
Sergeant 8891
Age:
N/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Stalybridge, Cheshire.     Enlisted: at Hyde, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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                Thomas TIGHE (Served as TYE)


Rank:
Private 9892
Age:
22
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Wharton, Cheshire.   Enlisted: at Winsford, Cheshire.
Son of John and Theresa Tighe, of Birkenhead.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
Sp. Mem. A. 4..


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Sam WHITELEY  (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7835
Age:
N/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Harpurhey, Manchester.      Enlisted: at Stockport, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Sam WHITTAKER  (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 7257
Age:
N/k
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Lostock, Northwich, Cheshire.       Enlisted: at Knutsford, Cheshire.
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Grave Number:
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James Albert WILLIAMSON


Rank:
Private 10169
Age:
20
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Hooley, Hill, Manchester.         Enlisted: at Hyde, Cheshire.
Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Williamson, of 18 Dale St., Audenshaw, Manchester.
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Grave Number:
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William NICHOLSON


Rank:
Private 5259  (Company not known)
Age:
34
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Teddington, London.         Enlisted: at Chester, Cheshire.
Son of the late Charles and Jane Nicholson.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
I. A. 13


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26th August 1914 - Le Cateau
James William ROBERTS


Rank:
Corporal 9993  ("D" Coy.)
Age:
20
Date of Death:
26 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at St John's, Northwich, Cheshire         Enlisted: at Chester, Cheshire.
Son of Mrs, Rose Hannah Williams (formerly Roberts), of 30, Grasscroft St., Stalybridge, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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Fred THORPE (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 8315  ("D" Coy.)
Age:
n/k
Date of Death:
29 August 1914 (Died of wounds)
Reported missing: 26 August 1914


Additional Information:
Born: at St Anne's, Manchester.         Enlisted: at Birkenhead, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
XVIII. A. 21.


 
29th August 1914 - Eaucourt
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William JONES (A.R.)


Rank:
Private 8315  ("D" Coy.)
Age:
n/k
Date of Death:
30 August 1914 (Died of wounds)


Additional Information:
Born: at St Martin's, Hereford.         Enlisted: at Chester, Cheshire.  Living: at Hereford.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
XVIII. A. 20.


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Thomas HEWITT


Rank:
Corporal 6932
Age:
28
Date of Death:
24 August 1914 (Killed in Action)


Additional Information:
Born: at Riddley, Chester.  Enlisted: at Chester.
Son of George and Jane Hewitt, of Church View, Bunbury, Tarporley, Cheshire; husband of Emily Annie Hughes, (formerly Hewitt) of Hillside Cottage, Little Barrow, Cheshire.
Buried/Commemorated:


Grave Number:
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With a strength of 26 Officers and 980 NCOs and men the Battalion could be said to be at full strength as it headed into action to meet the German Armies near Mons.  That meeting took place between the two small villages of Audregnies and Elouges, right on the Franco-Belgian border. Here the Battalion engaged four German regiments for most of the day and had allowed 5th Division to complete its withdrawal.

By the end of the month 3 Officers were dead, 15 more wounded and/or captured, 57 NCOs and men had been killed and a further 490 captured. Uncounted others were wounded, many to die later, either in field hospitals or as prisoners of war.









The Great War with Germany was declared on the 4th August 1914 and Reservists were immediately recalled to the colours. The 1st Battalion were stationed at the time in Londonderry and began immediate preparations for embarkation to France.

By the time the Battalion set sail from Belfast on 14th August 1914 over 550 Reservists had joined the regular complement. At 6.00 a.m. that morning the Battalion marched out of their Barracks and entrained for Belfast where they made ready to sail to Le Havre, France.







Battalion leaving Londonderry 14 August
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