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#1 AndrewThornton

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 10:07 AM

“Over the Bridge of Death” - 137th Brigade’s Attack on 13th October 1915


“Potters For Ever” – 1/5th North Staffords make their attack


At 2.00 p.m., the leading battalions of 138th Brigade began their assault on the West Face of the Hohenzollern Redoubt. Private Samuel Orpe of the 1/5th North Staffords looked up over the parapet of “C” Company’s assembly trench to watch their attack go in:

As we looked over, men could be seen running across. These were the Lincolnshires and Leicestershires, as they charged first.

At the same time, the bombing parties, together with the first wave of assault infantry from the 1/5th North Staffords; “A” Company, (Lieutenant (Acting Captain) Guy Worthington) on the left of the battalion frontage and “B” Company (Captain Reginald Johnson) on the right, scaled the trench ladders and climbed over the parapet. The men then moved through the pre-prepared gaps in the barbed wire in front of the trenches and out into “No Man’s Land”, where the officers ordered the men to lie down. The lead companies were then organised into extended order under the cover provided by the smoke screen, all the time under heavy machine-gun fire.

At 2.05 p.m., the order to advance was given. Private Tom Whitehouse, a soldier from Newcastle serving in “D” Company, recounted later how men of the battalion shouted “Potters For Ever!” as they scrambled up to begin the attack. The line then attempted to move forward in rushes. Private Harrison and his fellow bombers advanced with the first wave:

A whistle blasted, and over the bridge of death we climbed and shouted. I got clear of our barbed wire and commenced to advance, rifle and bayonet fixed in one hand and spade in the other, under a terrific machine-gun fire, bullets whizzing past me in thousands. I got about one hundred yards and took a short rest; up again, but alas! A bullet hit my spade, glanced off and grazed the bone of my left eye slightly. It dazed me for about one minute, but I soon recovered myself, only to find that I was about thirty yards from the first German line. Now I had to make the best of my way back. I saw my left flank trench and made a dash for it, jumping clean into same, at which juncture I bandaged myself, still having the picture of the battlefield in my mind.

As the first wave of the 1/5th North Staffords began to move forward, a hail of machine gun and rifle fire scythed through the ranks. Captain Worthington was hit in the thigh and later found that the copy of the New Testament he was carrying in the left breast pocket of his tunic had a bullet pass through it lengthwise and was fortunate to suffer no further injury. Worthington picked himself up from the ground and continued to carry on forward, but could only see a handful of men from his company. The small group ran towards a communication trench and jumped over it, before again lying down on the other side. No other troops could be seen in the vicinity, so they raced forward to another trench and jumped down into it. This proved to be a communication trench that had been dug by 9th Division during their brief occupation of the Hohenzollern Redoubt. Captain Worthington also found several men from the South and North Staffords bombing parties, who were engaged in the attack on Big Willie, with which the trench was connected. One witness described seeing Captain Johnson standing on the parapet of the trench, waving his cane shouting, “Come on, “B” Company!” to encourage his men as they struggled over. He was wounded a few moments later, but was not seen alive again. Captain Sidney Wood, “B” Company’s second-in-command, managed to reach the shelter of a shell-hole with another soldier and stayed out in “No-Man’s Land” until they were able to return to their assembly trenches later that night. Lieutenant-Colonel John Knight also climbed out of the trench with his men to lead them into their first attack. He was last seen falling after being hit in his side by a bullet.

The second wave; “C” Company, (Lieutenant (Acting Captain) Charles Keary), and “D” Company, (Captain Harry Ridgway), followed the initial assault after a few moments. It was now Private Barlow’s turn to climb from his trench:

Up we scrambled, bullets whistling past our ears like hailstones. Off we started. The lad on my left dropped all in a heap without a murmur. About five more paces, the lad on my right dropped. Then they dropped all round me in twos and threes. I wondered when my turn would come, and what it would feel like when it did come. I had not long to wait. I had gone about 50 yards when bang: crack! Got it in the leg. Just throwing my arms up in the air – bang! – copped it again in the right upper arm. Down I go.

Private Orpe advanced with his comrades of “C” Company:

Then came the words; “Over, Staffords!” There were cheers and smiles, only to change to death and pain, men falling everywhere. It was an awful sight, as it was but one mass of dead and wounded. I got about 40 yards across when I got hit in the foot. As the bullets were hitting the ground where I lay, I kept still for a while. I then began to crawl into a trench in front of me.

Private Arthur Preston, who came from Stone, was a member of “D” Company:

When our Company got over, the first thing that met our eyes was the chaps lying in front, some dead and others wounded. It took me all my time to keep in touch with them, as they were mowing us down so fast with machine guns. I was just thinking to myself what Frank asked me for, when a bullet struck me in the calf of my left leg. I lay down and rooted myself in for safety and got my puttees off. I dressed the wound with my field dressing, and then I crawled back to our trench, which was full of dead and wounded who had been fetched in.

The advance of the second wave suffered the same fate as the first. The remnants of the two companies had reached no further than the communication trench. Both of the company commanders had become casualties, Captain Ridgway being killed and Lieutenant Keary wounded. With their officers killed or wounded, the leaderless survivors of “C” Company linked up with the remnants of “A” Company in the communication trench and advanced no further. Captain Ridgway was mortally wounded during the advance. His servant, Private William Fielding from Stoke, went to the aid of his officer. Using his entrenching tool and under fire, he managed to scrape a hole to shelter Ridgway from any further injury. Fielding, after giving his officer a drink, then crawled back to the assembly trenches to bring a stretcher party to the aid of Captain Ridgway. Harry Ridgway was brought back to the trenches but despite the efforts of Private Fielding, he died of his injuries.

On assessing the situation and the state of the men after the harrowing ordeal of crossing to the position, Major Charles Barke, the most senior officer who had survived the attempted advance, decided that the remnants of the 1/5th North Staffords would stand fast in the communication trench and make no further attempts to advance.


The Attack of 1/5th South Staffords

Two companies of the 1/5th South Staffords, together with Numbers 3 and 4 Bombing Parties from the battalion, were located in a communication trench to the east of Big Willie. The two companies had orders to wait for the first line of the 1/5th North Staffords to reach their position before advancing forward with them. The commander of “C” Company, Captain William Wistance, was able to observe that the 1/5th North Stafford’s advance had been checked and his men remained in the trench. However, Captain William Millner, the officer commanding “B” Company, was unable to see the developing situation and therefore continued with his orders. The Company then climbed out from the trench and lay in front of it; 7 Platoon at the front, 6 and 8 Platoons in the second line, waiting for the 1/5th North Staffords to arrive and link up with them. As they moved through the gaps cut in the barbed wire into the open, several men were hit by enfilade machine-gun fire from the Redoubt, and the German artillery began to shell the trench. Having suffered heavy casualties in this exposed position, the survivors were compelled to scramble back into the shelter offered by the trench. Among the casualties still lying out in the open was Captain Millner. Private Fred Proverbs climbed back over the parapet in an attempt to rescue his company commander. A shell killed both men while Proverbs was dressing Millner’s wounds.

The second wave of the 1/5th South Staffords’ attack, consisting of Battalion Headquarters, “A” Company and “D” Company, were positioned in the old British front line between Hulluch Alley and Border Alley. At 2.10 p.m., they attempted to cross over towards Big Willie to link up with the remainder of the battalion.

Corporal Howard Stott of “A” Company gave a vivid description of the assault:

Promptly at two o’clock the order to advance came. Standing up in front of us our colonel, who appeared as calm as though he was merely taking part in manoeuvres at home – gave the word. As one man the company dashed forward. Never a lad held back, although all knew we were going to certain death. Then came the murderous hail of fire from the machine guns in the German trenches and the slaughter which took place in the next few minutes was terrible. We had to cross five or six hundred yards of open country, which was literally swept with machine-gun fire, before we reached our own front line parapet, and the poor fellows were simply mowned (sic) down. Only two or three of us reached the German front trench.

Private Benjamin Davis, a Wordsley soldier also serving with “A” Company, recalled his company’s attempt to cross to “Big Willie”:

I was in the reserve trenches – some distance beyond the first line – with the result that we had to cover 300 yards in the open. You can imagine what it was like, with a murderous machine-gun fire against us. I had got about 200 yards when a bullet from a machine gun stuck me in the left hand. We were in the thick of it now, and I had to lie flat on the ground scarcely daring to breathe. There I stayed for an hour or so, until the fire had slackened, and then I started to crawl back to our lines, the bullets pinging around me…

A soldier from Walsall, Sergeant Harry Smith, also took part in this advance with “C” Company:

Over the parapets we went, but no sooner did we show ourselves than we were subjected to heavy machine-gun fire. Men dropped left and right, but the others never faltered. After receiving a slight wound in the arm, I fell to one in the back. Comrades who witnessed the attack said they had never seen lads go into it better.

Lieutenant Percy Slater watched the advance from the battalion headquarters dugout of 1/6th South Staffords:

It was wonderful seeing the great smoke-cloud along the front, and then five minutes before the bombardment stopped, the figures crawling over the parapet and lying down in front, as far as you could see either side. At the moment the guns lifted, all got up and began to run, or rather, jog. Then they all seemed to melt away.

None of the officers and only a handful of men from the two companies managed to reach their comrades in the forward trench, most of the survivors retiring back to the trenches from where the attack had begun. Of the two companies, only 18 men from “A” Company and 53 from “D” Company survived the advance unscathed. The men from these two companies that had managed to reach “Big Willie” Trench were reorganised under the command of Captain Wistance of “C” Company. Captain Leslie Cozens, the officer commanding “A” Company, was severely wounded during this attempt to advance and died the following day.

In a supporting role, the machine-gun teams waited for their turn to follow their comrades across the “Big Willie”. However, as the advance faltered, their orders were changed. Private Benjamin Walford of the 1/5th South Staffords recalled the scene in the front line trench as his team moved to a new firing point:

As we carried our gun along the trench we all had to stride across dead and wounded men. There was no time to think about these sad sights, our minds were concentrated on the one subject of getting a good position for the gun in order to keep the enemy back, for they were making an attempt to get across to our trench.


The Support Battalions – 1/6th South Staffords and 1/6th North Staffords

It was now the turn of the third assault wave to try to reach the first objective. The companies moved forward from their assembly point in the support trenches to the front line, which was choked with the wounded and dead of the previous two attacks. “A” Company, (Captain John Thursfield) and “C” Company, (Captain William Parkes) led 1/6th South Staffords attack following in the wake of the 1/5th South Staffords. Private Ronald Lerry, with the rest of “A” Company, prepared to climb the parapet:

With eager eyes we watched a line of men move forward on the left, then more lines of men come on, and the time for us to start quickly came. Another battalion was leading, and we immediately followed from the support trench. We had a considerable distance to go, and the country was very open. As soon as we got up we found ourselves under a heavy fire of shrapnel, machine gun, and rifle bullets. The ground all round was being ploughed up. Soon comrades began to fall. Whilst we went along we saw some here and there who had already been knocked out, dead and dying. That was the sickening part of it. Although one only had a hurried glance at such sights during that battle-rush, they impressed themselves on one more than all the murderous fire we were facing. At the time one hardly noticed that, and we were all quite cool in the face of it. I noticed our officer, Mr. Yeatman, very coolly light a cigarette as we lay down during the advance. It did not take long to reach our own front trench, which we cleared at a jump and went forward at a steady double.

Lance-Corporal Walter Shotton, another soldier from Wolverhampton, also took part in “A” Company’s advance:

As soon as the battalion started to get out of the trenches the machine guns played on them. We in the rear scrambled out of our trenches, and five yards away lay down until we were all ready. We had our coats rolled on our backs, but most of us threw them away, so that we could run faster. We made our first rush of twenty yards or more, and as we did so the machine gun bullets struck many of us. Then we had another rush to the second line of trenches. The machine guns were effective again. Lieutenant Finnis, who was leading, was shot through the leg, but he shouted “Never mind me, Go on, boys! Go on!” And we went. A shell burst in front of me, a piece of shrapnel struck my nose, another piece knocked my rifle out of my hand, the concussion of the air blew me six feet high, and when I dropped I twisted my knee. But I stumbled along and, as I jumped down into the trench a bullet went through my hat.

About seventy men from the two forward companies of the 1/6th South Staffords had managed to reach as far as Point 57 of Hulluch Alley, where they linked up with the remnants of the 1/5th South Staffords. Walter Shotton was among the survivors:

When we got to our first line of trenches we were considerably reduced in numbers, both in officers and men, and we found that the South had not been able to advance owing to the machine gun fire along their parapet as soon as they tried to get out. When we reached them we all had another go, but the one or two who managed it were killed before they got very far.

The forward companies of the 1/6th North Staffords, “A” and “B” Companies, also came up against withering machine gun fire as they attempted to advance across the open ground in the wake of the 1/5th North Staffords. Company-Quartermaster-Sergeant E. Martin of “B” Company gave a stirring account of his unit’s exploits to his local newspaper in Uttoxeter:

Exactly at the appointed time the signal to advance was given, and Major Peach, who was in command of the company, was first out of the trench. Then the advance began across the open, the men moving as if on parade. The forward movement was well maintained, although men were falling fast for the first 300 yards, when Captain Bamford fell. He was last heard shouting “Come on, lads!” The first position was reached and it was won by the bulldog courage of the men, and was held with more than bulldog tenacity.

The reality of the situation was that while a few men from the forward companies had managed to reach the communications trench connected to Big Willie, most of the survivors were compelled to return to the trenches from where the attack had started. Major Edwin Peach, the Officer Commanding “B” Company of the 1/6th North Staffords, was wounded during the advance. In a letter written from a hospital in London, he recounted how he was rescued and taken to safety:

I was hit early in the attack while leading my men, of whom I am very proud. They were as cool as if on parade, and charged at quick time. I had a fearfully painful time getting back about 300 yards in the open, crawling with my leg dragging behind, expecting to be hit again every minute. My servant Wilkinson stayed with me like a brick, and lifted up the barbed wire entanglements so that I could get under. Then he bound the leg with two pieces of board to stop it wobbling and carried me on his back for two miles to the Dressing Station, where Colonel Dent set my leg.

Private A. J. Edwards had seen the fate of the first two waves and prepared to face the onslaught of machine-gun fire and artillery:

The poor chaps of the 5th were simply mown down. Then we followed and were served just the same. It was sickening, but, of course, there was no such thing as turning back, so on went, capturing a trench the Germans called “Big Willie”, and a noted redoubt. There were not many of us left by the time we got there, but we stuck to them like glue, until we were reinforced. The Germans, although their machine guns were playing havoc with us, started running away like mad. A great many of them have finished running now, because they are ‘land-owners’.

The fourth wave of 137th Brigade’s assault consisted of “B” Company (Captain Ernest Cresswell – wounded and missing) and “D” Company (Captain W. A. Adam - wounded), of 1/6th South Staffords, and ‘C’ and ‘D’ Companies of the 1/6th North Staffords. They were ordered to move from their assembly trench to the front line as planned. However, due to the chaotic conditions in the communication trenches, they were compelled to advance across the open to reach the forward trenches. Sergeant George Norton later described the events that followed in a letter to his brother Sydney:

As soon as my platoon got over, I had Cpl. Fradley shot dead. The next I saw was Private Marsh badly bleeding. He asked me not to leave him. I called for stretcher bearers. Next I saw Captain Jenkinson shot through the leg. He fell and the stretcher bearers came to him, and they were also shot down. One was killed - Pte. Neville of my platoon - three were wounded. The next I saw was Staff Sergt. Platts and Kenney shot and several more.


Lance-Corporal Maurice Ewers, from Horninglow, also advanced with “C” Company. His brother Leonard was also a Lance-Corporal in the same company:

As we had a long way to go before reaching our objective, we just went at the quick – not the double – going forward a short distance and the falling prone, and then forward again. We lost our Captain – one of the best officers we could wish for – quite early. We were all lying down when Captain Jenkinson got up to give an order. It was a brave thing to do, but he was hit and fell, and I believe he was hit a second time.

Lance-Corporal Francis Clement, from Tamworth, also took part in “C” Company’s forward movement:

With a yell, “C” Company went over the top with brave Capt. Jenkinson in front. As we were going over the top two of my section were killed and about a dozen altogether fell before we had gone many yards, but still we kept going while the bullets flew about like hailstones. My rifle was smashed by a bullet but I managed to pick up a dead man’s gun. We couldn’t avoid walking over the dead, who lay about like sheep.

The two companies suffered heavy casualties in their rush across to the front-line trench, particularly amongst officers, as Lance-Corporal Maurice Ewers recounted:

After Captain Jenkinson was put out of action, Lieut. J.M. Stack, the next in command, was hit in both legs. Then Lieut. Paget took charge. He was just saying, “If you can advance another 50 yards…” when he was shot in the groin. He was succeeded by Second-Lieutenant Collis, who got through alright, eventually reaching the trench uninjured. As a matter of fact this young officer had been hit on the fingers by shrapnel quite early on, but he pluckily went through the action, ignoring the injury.

With the officers becoming casualties, the task of maintaining the momentum of the attack devolved to the Non-Commissioned Officers, amongst them Sergeant George Norton:

I then advanced into the first line trench. I found about all the officers had been shot. I got my men together then rushed into the second line trench without losing a man in my platoon on the second rush. I think there was a great mistake in rushing the first time in short rushes. We lost a lot of men by doing so. A rush straight across would have been a success. We were all exposed to fire. I dropped into a shell hole. I stopped in the first trench for about ten minutes. I told the men to prepare to advance into the next line of trenches about two hundred yards away without halting and they did. I was very pleased to know all got across without a man getting hit.

However, Maurice Ewers saw his brother Leonard fall during this rush:

My own brother was killed before my eyes. He had gone 200 yards and was getting near the fire trench parapet when a bullet put an end to his life. He fell back into the trench, and was wedged in the bottom. Mercifully, it was almost instantaneous death. I do not know if he instinctively realised that anything was going to happen to him, but he had left his belongings in his valise, and had made out a sort of supplementary will.

On arriving at the front line, the remaining troops of the companies forming the fourth wave were ordered to remain in position to defend it against German counter-attacks. Sergeant George Norton found that the front line was in a state of utter confusion as dead and wounded mingled together, making any further attempts to advance impossible:

I then got an order from Colonel Radcliff (sic) to hold this trench. So this stopped us from advancing any further. Here I found us all mixed up with all sorts of regiments, South and North Staffords, Lincolns and Leicesters. We were having it very hot with bombs but we gave them more than they gave us. It was a fine bit of work to see young Schofield of my platoon running the Germans up the communications trench with bombs. I never expected him to come back but he did in an awful sweat - he had used all his bombs.

In the space of about ten minutes, the Brigade had been decimated and the remnants of the Staffordshire battalions had not made any progress against the defenders of the Hohenzollern Redoubt. The 138th Brigade’s attack had met with some success, although the Lincolns and Leicesters had also suffered heavy losses. Despite this, a foothold had been gained in the Redoubt but due to the failure of the Stafford’s assault, their position was vulnerable and heavy fighting was to continue there for the next two days. Old sections of German trench were opened and eventually linked with the sap dug by sappers of 1/1st North Midland Field Company and the pioneers of 1/1st Monmouths. A telephone cable was then laid along the trench, allowing communications to be established with the troops located in the Redoubt.


The Bombers’ Battle – The Fight for Big Willie Trench

Whilst the infantry of the assault waves made their attempts to advance across to their first objectives, the bombing parties of 137th Brigade were engaged in a ferocious battle to link up with 138th Brigade in the Hohenzollern Redoubt. At 2 o’clock, Number 5 Bombing Party of 1/6th North Staffords, led by Second-Lieutenant Harold Beaufort, the Brigade Bombing Officer, commenced their attack up Big Willie Trench and had managed to advance approximately thirty yards up the trench towards the redoubt. The party got as far as a second trench block but as the casualties started to mount up, and under a fierce German counter-attack, the survivors were forced to withdraw back to the barricade from where they started. At this critical time, the position of the Brigade’s dump of grenades became a cause of concern to Beaufort. He had given instructions for supplies of grenades to be brought up to Big Willie in order to maintain a ready supply for use in continuing the bombing attack to their next objective. As a result of the failure to take Big Willie Trench, Beaufort feared that the supply could now be destroyed during a counter-attack by German bombers. As he was moving back down the communication trench to issue new orders to his bombers, Second-Lieutenant Beaufort was killed.

A second attempt was then made to advance up Big Willie Trench by Number 4 Bombing Party from 1/5th South Staffords, commanded by Lieutenant Hubert Hawkes. The bombers succeeded in pushing back the German defenders using both grenades and their bayonets. Eventually, the second trench block was reached and the 1/5th South Staffords began to consolidate their position, frantically pulling down the battered parapet of the trench to improve the barricade. A bombing party from the 1/6th South Staffords also arrived in Big Willie Trench and was actively engaged in defending the position until virtually the entire contingent became casualties. Some bombers may have advanced further, but this could not be confirmed, as Major Law reported:

I observed signalling from the “Dump” for more bombs and S.A.A.; also later for reinforcements. At the time I took the signal to be from our advanced bombing line but I could not convince myself that they should have arrived there.

Private Harold Holden, of “A” Company of the 1/6th North Staffords, was a member of Number 6 Bombing Party:

At five minutes past two we all mounted the parapet, most of us feeling mad – some wild with thirst for German blood. Then I witnessed the most awful sight I ever saw in all my life. Hundreds fell before we reached the German lines and then didn’t we let into them. I cannot describe what I saw, as I was too excited. Later we got reinforced, as almost all of our officers had either been killed or wounded. I got back into our own trench, thanking God…

Number 6 Bombing Party also suffered heavy casualties during their attack, with the detachment commander, Second-Lieutenant Norman Joseph, being wounded. Private Holden was also injured during the action:

The trench was full of fellows, either dead or wounded, and amidst all this I heard the cry for ‘stretcher-bearers’, and of course I wandered off to where the cry came from. Eventually I found it was a poor chap who was hit with a shell, and he was lying helpless in front of our trench exposed to the Germans, who were firing like mad. I had been spared up to then, and then without hesitating I jumped over the parapet, and before I could say a word I was shot in the thick part of my right leg. I was compelled to fall back into our trench, as the pain was awful.

The two bombing parties of 1/6th South Staffords were also heavily engaged in conducting bombing attacks. Unable to attack towards Slag Alley and Dump Trench as originally planned, the bombers joined in with supporting the attack up Big Willie Trench. Lieutenant Gerald Howard Smith, together with Sergeants William Bratt and Fred Watson, led their parties into the trench and soon became engaged in the fierce fighting.

At about 2.30 p.m., the Germans mounted a counter-attack against the trench block in Big Willie Trench. Sergeant Joseph Beards and a section from ‘C’ Company of the 1/5th South Staffords defended the barrier. Beards and his section became involved in a brutal struggle to hold their position, both sides using their bayonets and throwing grenades. Lieutenant Hawkes, alerted to the dangerous situation at the barrier, brought forward Number 4 Bombing Party to reinforce the defenders. A group of German infantry was seen trying to advance over the open ground in an attempt to cut off Sergeant Beard’s group. “C” Company’s 10 Platoon quickly lined the parapet of the trench and engaged the advancing Germans with rapid rifle fire. A Sergeant from Walsall witnessed the action:

A few of the enemy found their way down an old communications trench, and got within ten yards of our barbed wire, from where they threw bombs. From our ‘bay” we potted at them and bombed them out. Our trench was attacked on the left by the Germans, who were trying to force a barricade. We continued bomb-throwing until darkness came on. There was heavy and continuous artillery fire all the time.

Faced with this determined defence, and having taken several casualties, the Germans were forced to withdraw. After a brief lull, another attack was then made on the barricade in Big Willie Trench. Sergeant Beards, assisted by Private W. Barnes, was again compelled to defend the position at bayonet point. Beards received a wound to the head during this encounter but refused to leave the barricade. The Germans were now advancing in strength down the remains of the trench and continued to shower Beards and Barnes with grenades. At about 4.00 p.m., the two men were forced to make a fighting withdrawal after Germans began to attack from three directions with grenades. No support was available due to heavy casualties among the bombing parties, but they continued to fight tenaciously. Sergeant Fred Watson of the 1/6th South Staffords continued to hold his position against German attacks for five hours until he was killed. Lieutenant Hawkes was later awarded the Military Cross and Sergeant Beards the Distinguished Conduct Medal for the actions in Big Willie Trench.

While the actions in Big Willie Trench were taking place, carrying parties tried to bring up more supplies of small arms ammunition and grenades, but were hampered by the narrow communication trenches being clogged with casualties, as witnessed by Private Benjamin Walford and his machine-gun team:

There was a constant cry for bombs – thousands must have been used on one point alone.

There was a shortage of Mills Bombs available at the supply dumps and a wide variety of types, including rifle grenades and bombs without detonators or fuses, were sent up to the units of 46th Division. Most of these proved to be useless.

Maintaining communications with Brigade and Divisional Headquarters during the assault was a trying task for the battalion signallers. Their job was made extremely difficult due to the chaotic conditions in the assault trenches and broken wires caused by German artillery fire, as Lance-Corporal George Dunn of the 1/5th South Staffords recounted:

I had one of my worst experiences during the reciprocal bombardment. I had to go out to repair the lines; the communications had broken, and I had to find the break. Just at that point I saw two of our men had been killed by a shell, and at once the fear came that one might be my brother Arthur, who is also in the Brierley Hill Company. I repaired the broken line and then found that the two unfortunate men were evidently machine-gunners.

Private Thomas Pursell, a Wolverhampton man serving with the Signal Section of 1/6th South Staffords, wrote:

I was very fortunate, as I was one of the reserve telephone section to go over the parapet, as the first section could not get into communication. We were rushing up the communication trench to the first trench to see if we were needed when we met our signal officer, who had just been wounded through the wrist. He ordered us back to the second line to await orders. Fortunately, communications kept good and we were not needed to go over to the advanced point.

137th Brigade’s Attack Fails

By 4 o’clock, the fighting on the 137th Brigade front had virtually ceased, with both sides conducting an artillery duel over the area, while the Lincolns, Leicesters and Monmouths were engaged in a bitter struggle to hold onto their foothold in the Hohenzollern Redoubt against determined German counter-attacks. A thick mist had begun to descend over the battlefield as dusk settled. The priority of those troops who remained uninjured was to prepare their positions for defence against German counter-attacks. Efforts were made to reorganise the remaining Staffords by the surviving officers. Major Law reported that:

All the men that that could be collected were pushed up to the fire trenches, which at times were very thin in places. About a dozen men were kept back for passing bombs up the communication trenches, which had become badly blocked with wounded.

The survivors of the 1/5th South Staffords positioned in Big Willie Trench received further reinforcements when a detachment of bombers from 1/6th Sherwood Foresters, led by Captain Victor Robinson, reached their position. The defences were then reorganised. The Sherwood Foresters positioned themselves on the right flank. Holding the centre sections of the line were the combined “B” and “D” Companies of the 1/5th South Staffords, under the command of Captain Edgar Wilson and a detachment of twenty-two men from 1/6th South Staffords, led by Captain John Thursfield. The left flank, closest to the Hohenzollern Redoubt, was entrusted to the survivors of “A” and “C” Companies of the 1/5th South Staffords, led by Captain William Wistance.

Considerable numbers of casualties, both dead and wounded, choked the assembly trenches in the Brigade’s frontage but little could be done to help. The walking wounded were able to make their own way to the first aid post in Bart’s Alley, but those who were more seriously injured had to wait in agony until they could be taken to the Collecting Station, as Sergeant George Norton observed:

I walked along the trench. I witnessed a terrible sight of men killed and wounded and no stretcher bearers to be found. Men were in awful pain. I dressed a lot of wounds and then sent them out of the trench. Them that could not walk had to lie in the trench in awful pain for twelve to eighteen hours or more.

His brother, Sergeant Sydney Norton, had been wounded during the attack but managed to crawl back to the trenches. He later recalled his experience in a letter to his wife in Fazeley:

I crept about 200 yards on my stomach into a safe place where the stretcher bearers could get me expecting every minute was my last. As I was being carried away they were pinging away at us but Oh when I was in a safe place I prayed and thanked the Lord above. I could see him on my right and you and the children on my left.

The ground in front of the first line trenches was littered with dead, dying and wounded soldiers. Some of the wounded had managed to find temporary sanctuary in the comparative safety of shell-holes but others, like Private Joseph Barlow were dangerously exposed:

There I lay flat, face downwards, wondering what would happen next. A few yards away lay seven or eight pals, some dead, some gone delirious. I felt more sorry for them than I did myself. I could not help crying and praying for the Lord to help them. You should have seen me digging a hole with my chin in the soft ground. I couldn’t get low enough, the bullets were flying within an inch at times.

Second-Lieutenant Frank Mayer had been wounded in the leg whilst leading 4 Platoon of “B” Company of the 1/5th North Staffords in the first wave of the attack. Hearing the cries of a wounded soldier for water, Mayer had crawled over to him to give him a drink. Moments later, Frank Mayer was shot in the head and killed. His body was seen still clasping his water bottle. The plight of the wounded was too much to bear for some soldiers. Seeing their friends lying helpless out in the open compelled many men to try and bring them back into the trenches, despite being ordered not to do so. For some this proved to be a fatal decision. Private Walter Shotton saw two of his comrades from the 1/6th South Staffords, Privates Archie Marr and Rowland Tonks, killed during attempts to reach wounded soldiers. Drummer John Clarke, an eighteen-year old soldier from Burton, made three attempts to rescue wounded soldiers. The first man he brought back died on reaching the trench, but he was able to recover two wounded soldiers successfully. Clarke was fatally wounded when making a fourth attempt and died a few hours later. Sergeant George Norton witnessed another Burtonian, Lance-Corporal Fred Mallett, attempt to bring in wounded comrades:

He had been over the top and fetched in two wounded. I begged him not to go over again. He would not be persuaded by me. He went - did not go far before he was hit never to rise again. It was a case of several men throwing their lives away trying to save the wounded. But it was murder to go.

As night fell, Private Joseph Barlow had been lying wounded in the open for about four hours when he decided to try and reach the British trenches:

After dark I thought I would risk my neck and try and get back to our trenches. I unbuckled my belt and gradually took all my equipment off (about ½ cwt.), and crawled on my stomach, keeping low and acting dead when their flare lights were up. Got to our barbed wire, crawling under it got my tunic fast; loosened it, got up and ran the other ten yards like a March hare, and plunged head first into the trench, wounds or no wounds. Then I started off as well as I could hobble, stumbling and striding over dead and dying.

Sadly, for some of the wounded help came too late. Second-Lieutenant Tom Dann of the 1/6th South Staffords had received a severe wound from a bullet that entered his thigh and exited through his foot. Men from his battalion brought in Dann during the night but no help could be given to him and he slowly bled to death in the trench. Sergeant George Norton was involved in the recovery of his company commander, Captain John Jenkinson:

By this time it was getting dark, and I thought it was a good opportunity to get in some of the wounded we could. First we got in Capt. Jenkinson (Talbot helped). He lay in the open for several hours for it would have been certain death to have gone out to him. After a struggle we got him in. It was a case of being cruel to be kind. As he lay on the fire step, he asked for a doctor. We could not do anything, for there was not an ambulanceman to be found. We made him as comfortable as we could. I could see he had been hit again, for he had an awful wound in his stomach. I watched over him. I could see he could not last long. He lasted about an hour. Then we put him in a small disused trench close by. We covered him over.

German trench mortars and artillery shells continued to bombard the British trenches during the night as the shattered survivors of 137th Brigade held their positions. Expectant of an imminent German counter-stroke, half of the troops stood-to in preparation to repulse any attack while their comrades tried to snatch some rest. Private Benjamin Walford was with his machine-gun during the night when he received some much-needed sustenance:

During the night it became calmer, and what a relief it was! We were getting spent. About 1.00 a.m. an officer brought round some rum for us. He gave us a drink out of one of those small collapsible cups. It absolutely burnt our throats, but it was acceptable, for we were parched and could hardly speak for want of a drink. Do you know, we had one bottle of water to last us three days; and all the food we had was in our haversacks, which we had taken with us from the barn.

Sergeant George Norton recalled that:

It was an awful night, foggy and damp. The enemy tried a counter-attack but were repulsed. At daybreak they continued to shell us. I found out that Sergt. Hayward had been hit by a shell but did not see him. All day long we stuck to the trench expecting a counter-attack, but it was an artillery duel all day long. About four o’clock we had news that we were going to be relieved at nine o’clock, but unfortunately did not get relieved until seven the next morning by the Guards.

On the morning of 14 October, Brigadier Feetham went up to inspect the trenches that were held by his Brigade. He informed the remaining officers that the Guards Division would relieve them that night. In Big Willie Trench, a company from 1/5th Sherwood Foresters arrived at 6.15 a.m. to take over from “A” and “C” Companies of the 1/5th South Staffords on the left flank. The Foresters were to support a renewed attempt to attack up the German-held section of Big Willie to link up with an assault made from the West Face of the Hohenzollern Redoubt. The attack took place but was beaten back by the determined German defenders. At mid-day, the detachment from 1/6th South Staffords withdrew from Big Willie to join the remainder of the battalion in the front-line trenches before they were relieved. Private Benjamin Walford’s machine-gun team were also relieved and began to make their way back down the communication trenches towards Vermelles:

We were relieved by other details during the afternoon of the day after the attack. We had to take all our guns with us. It was a long journey to get out and they didn’t forget to shell us even then. They were bent on giving us a good send-off.

The conditions in the shattered trenches made the relief of 137th Brigade by 3rd Guards Brigade extremely difficult. The Guards found the positions they had left three days before much changed from when 46th Division had relieved them in preparation for their attack. The positions were now littered with the detritus of war; empty gas cylinders, smashed rifles, discarded equipment and the bodies of the dead, some partially buried by artillery fire. Such was the congestion in the line that the Staffords had to wait until the morning of 15 October until the troops from the 3rd Guards Brigade fully took over from them. As the Guards filed into the trenches, Sergeant George Norton recalled the scene as the shattered remains of 137th Brigade withdrew. He also checked the body of his company commander, Captain John Jenkinson, to recover his personal effects:

I shall never forget that Saturday morning when we left the trenches. The spectacle presented was that of a true battlefield. In a tangle of torn barbed wire were to be seen the scattered bodies of the slain - many of them being held up more or less in an upright position. This is where I saw the last of the Captain. I had the unpleasant job to search him. I had to take everything from him and make a list of things he had on him. I should have liked some of his things in remembrance of him but the only things I had was his collar badges and stars, which I hope to keep in remembrance of him. Next we had the order to file out. I had to get to the rear and see every man what was left was out of the trench. The Guards took over duties. I should say I was the last man to see the Captain. I had a good look at him before leaving.


The Cost

The operation itself was a failure, the Official History reckoning that, “the fighting on the 13th-14th October had not improved the general situation in any way and had brought nothing but useless slaughter of infantry…” For Staffordshire’s Territorial units, the attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt was to prove a disaster in several ways. None of 137th Brigade’s objectives had been captured, the assault having been halted almost as soon as it had begun by a combination of concentrated artillery and machine gun fire. The 46th Division had 180 Officers and 3,583 Other Ranks killed, wounded and missing between 13 and 15 October, with 137th Brigade’s casualties totalling 68 Officers and 1,478 Other Ranks. The breakdown of casualties between the four infantry battalions was:

Officers Other Ranks
1/5th South Staffordshire: 13 306
1/6th South Staffordshire: 18 389
1/5th North Staffordshire: 20 485
1/6th North Staffordshire: 17 298


The casualties suffered by Staffordshire’s Territorial Force units during their attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt had ravaged the ranks. All of the infantry battalions suffered heavy casualties, with the 1/5th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment having the highest number of all of the units of 46th Division. Of over 700 officers and men that entered the line on the night of 12 October, scarcely two hundred returned from the trenches when the battalion was relieved. Sergeant G.C. Norton described the situation in the 1/6th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment in a letter to his brother, Sydney Norton:

Our Battalion lost heavily. I was the only Sergt. that came out without a scratch. In fact all the Officers and N.C.O.’s suffered a lot. There were only three officers, with the Colonel and the Adjutant, came out of it. Sergt. Copeland, Sergt. Hair, Sergt. Cutler, Sergt. Stone were killed and others wounded - yourself, Platts, Austin, Kenney, Hammond, Watts, Shirley, Cpl. Burrows, Clements, Littleford, Cronise - I cannot remember them all. Smalner Smith has died of his wound, also Mason. You will be surprised to see the list of the lot. We had a roll call the next morning. I shall never forget it - the strengths were ‘A’ Company - 90, ‘B’ - 92, ‘C’ - 112, ‘D’ - 114.”

The impact the large number of losses suffered by Staffordshire Territorials is apparent when reading the reports printed in the regional press. The localised nature of recruitment was also reflected in the casualty returns. Based on information contained in the relevant volumes of Soldiers Died in the Great War and nominal rolls, it is clear that the vast majority of the fatalities amongst other ranks originated from Staffordshire:

Area of Domicile of the Fatalities among Other Ranks in Territorial Units from Staffordshire as a result of Operations at the Hohenzollern Redoubt:

Staffordshire Non-Staffordshire

1/5th South Staffordshire: 97 3
1/6th South Staffordshire: 117 7
1/5th North Staffordshire: 220 10
1/6th North Staffordshire: 92 5
1/1st N.M. Field Coy. R.E.: 4 1
1/2nd N.M. Field Coy. R.E.: 11 1
1/3rd N.M. Field Ambulance: 0 1
1/3rd N.M. Field Bde. R.F.A.: 1 0

Sources: Anon, Soldiers Died in the Great War, (London, HMSO, 1921), Parts 2&3: The Royal Regiment of Artillery; Part 4: The Corps of Royal Engineers; Part 42: The South Staffordshire Regiment; Part 60: The Prince of Wales’s (North Staffordshire Regiment) & Part 75: The Royal Army Medical Corps; Nominal Rolls for the 1/5th Battalion, The South Staffordshire Regiment, 1/5th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment and 1/6th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment & Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Figures also include those men who were wounded during the period 13 – 15 October 1915 and subsequently died of their wounds.


The reconstruction process was swift enough to allow the Staffordshire units of 46th Division to re-enter the line by the beginning of November 1915 without having to resort to temporary amalgamations, as had occurred with several Territorial Force battalions following the Second Battle of Ypres. On receiving the news of the losses, a draft of 130 soldiers was directly sent from the Territorial Base Depot at Rouen to replace the losses sustained by the 1/5th Battalion, The North Staffordshire Regiment. Their 3/5th Battalion based at Belton Park also immediately despatched a draft of 18 Officers and 250 Other Ranks to Rouen as replacements. Although drafts soon brought units back up to strength, it can be detected in that many survivors felt that the losses sustained had changed their unit irrevocably. The authors of one unit history made the telling observation that the casualties suffered by the Territorials had been devastating and “a valuable fighting force received a blow from which it was destined to recover but slowly”.

Following the assault on the Hohenzollern Redoubt, Lord Dartmouth wrote to Major-General E.J. Montagu Stuart-Wortley to praise the efforts of the Staffordshire Territorials:

As chairman for the County Territorial Force Association, and speaking on their behalf, as one who, through ill report and good report, has never doubted the possibilities of the Territorial Force when their opportunity came, let me say that we are proud today to find that the Force we helped to raise has more than justified our most sanguine expectations.

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Posted 10 October 2005 - 11:35 AM

andrew,
as normal great article, you have done em proud
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Posted 06 August 2008 - 08:50 PM

Hello,
I have items from my James Maddocks Corporal 242511 1/6th South Staffs and thought I might add them to your site.

He was lucky enough to return from France- physically unscathed though I am told he never recovered his previous state of
health and happiness.

Attached is a "letter offering warmest thanks to the 46th Division from Gen Sir H S Rawlingson" - 23 November 1918.

Assume that everyone got one but wonder how many survived.


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Posted 07 August 2008 - 10:45 AM

Is this any use to you Andrew

752 L/Sgt Abbotts J.W 8 Lockwood St, Newcastle D Company killed 18.7.15
1473 Pte Abbotts A 46 East View, Middleport, S.O.T. No.5 Platoon
1474 Pte Abbotts P 44 East View, Middleport, S.O.T. No.5 Platoon
2173 Pte Abbotts T 10 Lockwood St, Newcastle D Company
3620 Pte Abbotts F 5 Debden Rd, Saffron Walden, No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
2117 Pte Adams W 51 Bath St, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy died in hsptl 5.4.15
2576 Pte Adams G.F Longport Rd, Longport No.7 Plt, B. Coy
3785 Pte Adams R 57 Seaford St. Shelton. S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
1667 Sgt. Addison G 67a Bold St, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
3737 Pte Adlington M 28 Pillsbury St, Wolstanton No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1602 Pte Ainsworth E 194 London Rd. S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
3346 Pte Alcock A.W 105 Brownlees Rd, Brindley Ford No. 2 Platoon
2924 L/Cpl Alexander D Poplars, Cross Heath, Newcastle D Company
2818 Cpl Allen G 355 Uttoxeter Rd. Longton D Company Kia 13.10.15
3266 Pte Allen J 126 Cobden Rd, Dresden, Longton No.6 Plt B. Coy.
1327 Sgt. Allerton W 40 Gladstone St. Fenton No. 2 Platoon Kia 10.5.16
2918 Sgt Allerton C.B Stallington Rd. Blythe Bridge. No.12 Plt. C.Coy Kia 13.10.15
1775 Pte Allerton A 56 Penkhull New Rd. S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
325 Sgt. Allman W 82 Newcastle St. Burslem No.5 Platoon
Bugler Arnold A No. 2 Platoon
2055 L/Cpl Arrowsmith. 45 Edward St. Longton. No.1 Plt 3 Section Killed Aug 18
1513 Sgt. Ashmore S 42 Parsonage St, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2451 L/Cpl Astbury T 24 Victor St, Stone D Company
1868 Pte Austin A 8 Walley Place, Burslem No.5 Platoon
2467 Pte Averill J.J 2 Cartlidge St, Shelton New Rd, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy killed 5.8.15
1458 Pte Baddaley A 3 Junction Rd, Leek No.5 Platoon
844 Sgt Baddeley S 8 Enderley St, Newcastle D Company
2191 Pte Baddeley F.T 35 Stubbs Gate, Newcastle D Company
Pte Baddeley A 3 Junction Rd, Leek D Company
Pte. Baggaley, T 129 Anchor Rd. Longton A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
2309 Pte. Baggaley, G.W 129 Anchor Rd. Longton No.1 Plt 1 Section Kia 13.10.15
L/Sgt Baggaley, J 147 Lower Spring Rd. Longton A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
2882 L/Cpl Bagnall P.H 3 Railway Terrace, Cressell No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 30.9.15
3029 Pte Bagnall S Miltons Head, Brook St, Longport No.9 Plt. C. Coy wounded aug 21
2720 Sgt Bagot E Jasmine House, Stone No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2810 Sgt Bagot E Jasmine House, Stone D Company
790 Sgt Bailey E.C 117 Hassall St, Newcastle D Company wounded
1378 L/Cpl Bailey G 6 High St. Smallthorne No.5 Platoon
1520 L/Cpl Bailey F Oldcott Green, Goldenhill No.7 Plt, B. Coy
1880 Pte Bailey E 41 Bournes Bank, Burslem No.5 Platoon
2148 Pte Bailey R 82 High St, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2245 Pte Bailey F Radford Inn, Stone D Company
2797 Cpl Bailey B Lawton Mier, Nr, Rode Heath. S.O.T. D Company seriously wounded
3514 Pte Bailey J.E West St, Newcastle D Company
3760 Pte Bailey T 62 Oulton Rd. Stone D Company
3873 Pte Bailey H 19 Pleasant St, Burslem No.5 Platoon wounded
Pte. Bailey W 26 Chamberlain St, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
Pte. Bailey R No.3 Plt A. Coy.
200441 Pte. Bailey, H.H The Hollies, Rode Heath S.O.T. No.1 Plt 3 Section D.o.w. 16.6.17
Pte. Bailey, J 27 Oulton Rd. Stone No.1 Plt 3 Section wounded
2674 Pte Baines W.E Dunholme, Basford Park, S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2676 Pte Baines C.J. Dunholme, Basford Park, S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2645 L/Cpl Baker J 31 Newfielde St, Tunstall No.6 Plt B. Coy.
3337 Pte Ball T Knowles Style, Biddulph D Company
3771 Pte Ball E.A.C 127 Belgrave Rd, Dresden, Longton No.11 Plt. C. Coy
Pte Ball E 7 Stallington Rd. Blythe Bridge. No. 2 Platoon
1562 Pte Banks A 2 Cross St, Stone D Company
2124 Pte Banks 4 Cottage, Nr, brickworks, Prestatyn No.9 Plt. C. Coy
1841 Pte Barber H 41 High St. Burslem No.5 Platoon
Pte Barcroft A 617 London Rd. Oakhill, S.O.T. No. 2 Platoon
1595 Pte Barker C.H 33 Oulton Rd. Stone D Company Died 20.6.15
2387 Pte Barker J 22 Spring Garden Rd. Longton No. 2 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
3357 Pte Barker J D Company wounded
3557 Pte Barks H Ipstones Edge, S.O.T D Company
2425 Pte Barlow S 14 Shoreditch, Newcastle D Company
3699 Pte Barlow T 30 Meir Hay Rd. Longton
19 Pte Barlow, C 5 Ashley St, Shelton No.3 Plt A. Coy.
3486 Pte. Barlow, A 30 Meir Hay Rd. Longton No.1 Plt 1 Section Kia 13.10.15
Barlow, S No.1 Plt 1 Section
2147 Pte Barnett J 52 Chatham St, Shelton No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2200 Pte Barnett H 25 Lockwood St, Newcastle D Company
2293 Pte Barratt F 23 Well St, Newcastle D Company killed 21.8.15
3542 Pte Barratt J 44 Ravensdale Terrace, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy
Pte Barrett W 63 Acton St, Bircheshead, Hanley No. 2 Platoon
Pte. Barry J 18 Butler St. S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy.
1836 Pte Barstead A 52 Clanway St, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy
Pte Bartlem W Waterloo Farm, Meir. S.O.T. No. 2 Platoon
1869 Pte Barton A 40 Sneyd St, Cobrige. S.O.T. No.5 Platoon
1890 Pte Bateman E 49 Podmore St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2590 Pte Bateman T 31 Glebe St, Burslem No.5 Platoon killed 14.5.15
2018 Pte Bates G 50 St, Mark St. Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy. wounded
L/Cpl Beard, F 1 Ronald St, Florence, Longton A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
296 Sgt. Beardmore S Forsbrooke, S.O.T. No. 2 Platoon
3171 Pte Beattie J 12 Lower St, Newcastle No.8 Plt, B. Coy
3013 Pte Beech A 8 Windsor St, Hanley D Company
1630 Pte Bell W.C 21 Thomas St. S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy sick
2633 Pte Bell T 40 Seaford St. Shelton. S.O.T. No.5 Platoon
1741 Pte Bennett B D Company
2223 Pte Bennett G 7 Union St, Higherland, Newcastle D Company dow 4.8.15
2244 Pte Bennett A.C Alma Inn, Stone D Company
2717 Pte Bennett H.C Ravenscliffe, Porthill No.11 Plt. C. Coy killed 3.8.15
2772 Pte Bennett A.W Ravenscliffe, 1 Avenue, Porthill D Company
3543 Pte Bennett J 62 Alderley Lane, Harriseahead No.10 Plt. C. Coy
3889 Pte Bennett G. 40 West Parade, Mount Pleasant No.11 Plt. C. Coy
326 Sgt. Bennion E 23 School St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy. wounded in head
2584 Pte Bennion W No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2896 Pte Bennion F Florence Cottage, Trentham Rd, Longton No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2466 Pte Bentley J 37 Keary St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2696 Pte Bentley F.J 79 Church St, Fenton D Company Kia 13.10.15
2696 Pte Bentley F Printer, Church St, Fenton No.7 Plt, B. Coy killed 27.7.15
3566 Pte Bentley 112 Uttoxeter Rd. Longton No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2771 Pte Berisford C Porthill, S.O.T. D Company
2250 Pte. Berrisford, J 8 St. Anne St, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy. dow 22.11.15
Pte. Berrisford, B 22 Brocksford St. Fenton No.1 Plt 3 Section wounded
2762 Cpl Beswick J.D Rosslyn, Kings Ave, Wolstanton D Company
3627 Pte Bettany A 36 Festing St, Hanley No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2733 Pte Bettridge C.O The Avenue, Kidsgrove No.8 Plt, B. Coy
3710 Pte Bevington 30 Homer St, Hanley D Company wounded
2711 Pte Bickerton 19 Princess St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
3936 Pte Billington H Station Rd, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy
1512 Dmr Birchall F 42 Skellern St, Butt Lane No.7 Plt, B. Coy
3341 Pte Birchall A 14 Bourne St, Fenton No.11 Plt. C. Coy
Pte Birkbeck C.S Birch Villa, James St, S,O,T. D Company
2520 Pte Birkin T 24 Picton St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy. Died 1.7.15
2664 Pte Bishop T.E 62 New Ashfield Rd, Newcastle D Company
2820 Pte Blackston W 30 Grape Lane, Graton, Preston No.11 Plt. C. Coy died 21.7.15
2217 Pte Blakeman F.W 30 Oulton Rd. Stone D Company
2822 Pte Blakeman W Cottage, Stone, Staffs No.10 Plt. C. Coy wounded
3279 Pte Blakeman W Synnerton, Nr Stone, Staffs No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
2276 Pte Blaze A 1 Heathcote St, Chesterton D Company
2742 L/Cpl Bloor J.M 6 Leakes Alley, Longton No. 2 Platoon
2841 Pte Bloor W 13 West St, Hanley No.10 Plt. C. Coy
3054 Pte. Bloor J 56 Hill St. Burslem No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 17.11.15
1089 Sgt Boardman T 21 Lincoln Rd. Trent Vale No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2617 Pte Boden R 79 Furlong Lane, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
1848 Pte Boffey W 48 Clay Hills, Tunstall No.7 Plt, B. Coy
1600 Pte Booth J Oulton . Stone D Company
456 Sgt. Bossons A.H 14 John St, Longbridge, Longport No.8 Plt, B. Coy
1549 Dmr Bossons A 14 c/o John St, Longbridge, Longport No.7 Plt, B. Coy NO MIC
3855 Pte Bostock E 19 Hungerford Terrace, Crewe D Company
Pte Bostock T 16a High St, Burslem D Company
Pte. Bostock T 16a High St, Burslem No.3 Plt A. Coy.
3005 Pte Bott P.J 2 Granville Place, Longton No.7 Plt, B. Coy wounded
337 Cpl Boulton T No1 Court Honeywatt, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
601 C.Q.M.S Boulton H Butchers Arms, Blythe Bridge No.9 Plt. C. Coy
626 Sgt Boulton W 91 High St, Fenton No.9 Plt. C. Coy dow 11.7.15
2538 Pte Boulton J 38 Edward St. S.O.T No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2675 Pte Boulton R 107 Congleton Rd, Talke No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2878 Pte Boulton F East View, High Lane, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
3184 Pte Boulton J 14 Avery St, Hanley No.10 Plt. C. Coy killed 17.9.15
2646 Pte Bourne 20 Franklin St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy. wounded
2402 Pte. Bowden J 7 Wedgwood St, Etruria. S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy.
12 Pte. Bowers W 156 Fenton Rd. Hanley No. 3 Plt A. Coy. killed 8.7.15
3316 Pte Bowers J.T 4 Cromwell Rd. Biddulph, No. 2 Platoon Kia 1.7.16
1470 Pte Bowler W.J 61 Rathbone St, Tunstall No.5 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
3009 Pte Boycott J.D Maywood, Keele Rd, Newcastle D Company
1753 Pte Bradbury G 8 Church St, Penkhull No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2145 Pte Bradbury G 7 King St, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2324 Pte Bradbury T.H 71 Queen St. Fenton No. 2 Platoon
2474 Pte Bradbury W 50 Trentham Rd, Penkhull No.11 Plt. C. Coy
Pte. Bradbury, H.H 71 Queen St. Fenton No.1 Plt 2 Section
2622 Pte. Bradshaw G.W 48 St. Marks St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
3762 Pte Brailsford J.N Hanley No.8 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
3467 Pte Brain A 22 Bricksworth St, Fenton D Company
2076 Pte. Brain, S 76 Blantyre St. Longton No.1 Plt 1 Section Kia 13.10.15
2233 Pte Breeze H 22 Banbury St, Butt Lane No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2100 Pte Bridge No.5 Platoon
Pte. Bridgewood, S.B 63 Chaplin Rd. Longton A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
Pte Brigwood D.E 74 Alexander Rd, Longton D Company
2108 Pte Broadhurst G 166 Fenton Park, Fenton No.9 Plt. C. Coy
Pte. Bromage J 24 Cross Heath, Newcastle, Staffs No.3 Plt A. Coy.
167 Cpl. Brookes T 34 Oldfield St. Fenton No. 2 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
2854 A/Cpl Brooksbank, J Cedar Vale, Basford Park, S.O.T. A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec D.o.w. 12.6.16
2637 Pte Brough L 12 Granville St. Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
2433 Pte Browe V 79 Commercial St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
1377 L/Cpl Brown J 41 Minshall St, Fenton No.12 Plt. C.Coy
459 Sgt. Brown, J 20 South St. Bradley, Smallthorn, Staffs No.5 Platoon
Pte. Brown, A Rosendell, Thistleberry Ave. Newcastle A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
Pte. Brown, S 1 May St. Silverdale, Stffs No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2653 Pte Bruce R 27 Lyndhurst St, Burslem No.5 Platoon
2394 Bugler Brunt J Cobridge Rd, Hanley D Company
2211 L/Cpl Buckley G 28 Church St, Stone D Company Kia 24.6.16
622 Pte Bullock C 2 Garden Row, Penkhull No.9 Plt. C. Coy killed 5.4.1915
2500 Pte Bullock H 28 Villa St, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
1807 Pte Burgess G.W 3 Victoria St, Goldenhill No.7 Plt, B. Coy
2984 Pte. Burke J 67 Seabridge Rd, Newcastle, Staffs No.3 Plt A. Coy. wounded
1494 Pte Burrows F 271 Hamil Rd. Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
Pte Busby G 39 Upper Normacot Rd, Longton No. 2 Platoon
2718 L/Cpl Butler H Winton Terrace, S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2759 Pte Butler R Winton Terrace, S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2365 Pte Buttress W.J 62 Victorial St, Northwood, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1709 Pte Buxton J.H 13 Stoke old Rd, S.O.T. D Company
2307 Pte Caddy F Chelmsford St, Wolstanton No.6 Plt B. Coy. wounded
3334 Pte Camm J.W 4 Slater St. Biddulph No.4 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
663 Pte Capewell F.S 10 Vale St, S.O.T No.10 Plt. C. Coy
3228 Pte Capper Chetwynd St, Wolstanton D Company wounded
3825 Pte Capper G 35 John St, Goldenhill D Company Cmpound Frcture
2731 Pte Carhart E 49 Stoke Rd, Shelton No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2791 Pte Carr E.W The Crescent, Uttoxeter D Company
2288 L/Cpl Carter G 4 Garden St, Newcastle D Company
3030 Pte Carter R No.10 Plt. C. Coy
1858 L/Cpl Cartlidge, A.E 32 Sneyd St, Cobrige. S.O.T. No.5 Platoon wounded Aug 19
2154 Pte Cartlidge, W Mill St, Newcastle D Company
3487 Pte. Cartlidge, G 108 Villiers St, Dresden, Longton A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec Kia 13.10.15
Pte. Cartlidge, G 30 Bucknall Old Rd. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy. struck by splinter
3632 Pte Cartright S 55 Clyde St, Shelton D Company
L/Cpl Cartwright F No.3 Plt A. Coy.
3183 Pte Cash J 37 Birk St. S.O.T. No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2398 L/Cpl Caulkin 155 Etruria Rd. Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2429 Pte Chadwick H 7 Holdcroft St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy. killed 22.4.17
1572 Pte Challinor H 14 Oulton Rd. Stone D Company wounded
3466 Pte Challinor N 50 Meir Hay Rd. Longton D Company
Pte Chamberlain G Saracens Hotel, Hanley No. 2 Platoon
2636 Pte Chance A.R 98 Fletcher Rd, S.O.T. No.8 Plt, B. Coy killed 8.8.15
3445 Pte Charles J 20 Derby St, Smallthorne No.10 Plt. C. Coy
469 L/Cpl Chatterley G 36 Church St, Tunstall No.7 Plt, B. Coy
800 Pte Chell T 19 Brook Lane, Newcastle D Company
2884 Pte Chew P.L Windsor Place, Painswick Rd, Stroud No.7 Plt, B. Coy Home sick
2813 Pte Christy Ramsdell Hall, P.O. Scholar Green No.12 Plt. C.Coy
1599 Pte Clarke S.J 32 Oulton Rd. Stone D Company
1705 Pte Clarke A 753 Hartshill Rd, S,O,T. D Company Kia 13.10.15
2359 Pte Clarke W.F 33 Penkhull New Rd. S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy Kia 13.10.15
2740 Pte Clarke A 7 Abbey St. Silverdale D Company
Bugler Clarke F 5 Mount St, Stone D Company
2954 Pte Clay T 17 James St, Leek No.12 Plt. C.Coy stretcher bearer
2033 Pte Clayton A 413 Hartshill, S.O.T. No.4 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1866 Cpl. Cliff H 28 Forster St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
1857 Pte Cliffe R 64 Portland St, Hanley No.5 Platoon sick
2709 Pte Cliffe J 72 Wilson St, Newcastle D Company
Cpl Clive H Chell Lodge, Tunstall No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2602 Cpl Clowes J 59 Neville St, Oakhill, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
676 Pte Colclough S 17 Thomas St. S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2119 Pte Colclough E 3 Mount Farm Yard, Penkhull No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2511 Pte Colclough J 16 Simpton St, Hanley No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2969 Pte Colclough F 33 Water St, Fenton D Company Kia 23.7.15
3028 Pte Colclough G 33 Water St, Fenton D Company
Pte. Colclough J 55 Hope St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
3664 Pte. Colley, S 41 Reid St. Dalehall, Burslem No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
2140 L/Cpl Comley G 68 Albert St, S.O.T No.9 Plt. C. Coy
1804 Pte Cooke H 18 Long Row, Kidsgrove No.7 Plt, B. Coy
867 Sgt Cooper W 9 Wilson St, Newcastle D Company killed 12.9.15
1472 Pte Cooper W.F Farmers Arms, High St, Tunstall No.5 Platoon
1865 Pte Cooper H 43 Lower Hadderage, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy. wounded
2396 Pte Cooper J 18 Lincoln St. Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
3370 Pte Cooper C No.6 Plt B. Coy.
Pte. Cooper W.H 5 Herbert St, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy. wounded
2678 L/Cpl Cope 9 Ashford St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy Kia 13.10.15
2667 Pte Copestake S.W 48 Park Rd, Fenton No.5 Platoon
L/Cpl Copestake S 48 Park Rd, Fenton D Company
2372 Pte. Corcoran, T 24 Villier St, Longton No.1 Plt 1 Section
1787 Pte Cork E 26 Sutton St, Chesterton No.12 Plt. C.Coy wounded
1784 Pte Corns S Sutton St, Chesterton No.12 Plt. C.Coy
3308 Pte Cotterill W 33 High St, Biddulph D Company
2319 Pte. Cotton, D 31 Arthur St. Longton No.1 Plt 3 Section Kia 13.10.15
1715 Pte Coulcott A 18 Goose St, Newcastle D Company Kia 13.10.15
2732 Pte Coulton W.L Stallington Lane, Blythe Bridge No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2811 C.Q.M.S Couzens A.G 23 Granville Terrace, Stone D Company Kia 13.10.15
2657 Pte Cowlishaw S.D 9 Temple St. Basford No.7 Plt, B. Coy wounded
2666 Pte Cowlishaw A.C 9 Temple St. Basford No.7 Plt, B. Coy killed 27.9.15
2677 Sgt Cowlishaw Mayfield, Newcastle No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2915 Pte Crabtree R The Cedars, Pipe Gate, Market Drayton No.11 Plt. C. Coy
Pte Crane W 19 St. Andrews Square. S.O.T. No.9 Plt. C. Coy
3815 Pte. Creswell J.G 103 Turner St, Bircheshead, Hanley No. 2 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
1884 Pte Critchlow J.W 22 Boulton St, Wolstanton No.5 Platoon wounded
Pte. Critchlow J 72 Denbigh St, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2099 Pte Croft J 9 Parker St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2225 Pte Croft R 9 Parker St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2477 Dmr Cross W 12 Church St, Smallthorne No.5 Platoon
2412 Q.M.Sgt Cullen R 8 Harcourt St. Shelton No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2978 Pte Cumberlidge A Everley Rd, Longton D Company
1760 Pte Cummings J 9 Lonsdale St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2323 Pte Cyples R 46 Dunrobin St, Florence, Longton No. 2 Platoon
1541 Pte Dale F 1 School Lane, Kidsgrove No.8 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
1550 Pte Dale A 1 School Lane, Kidsgrove No.8 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2157 Bugler Dale A 49 Ladysmith Rd, Etruria D Company
1690 Pte. Daniels F 29 Longton Rd, Bucknall, S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 16.10.15
3363 Pte Darn S.W 5 Albert St.Brindley Ford. S.O.T. No.4 Plt A. Coy.
1644 Sgt Daurant J.W 2 Clarence St, Basford No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2850 L/Cpl Davenhill, F Whitebridge, Stone A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec Kia 13.10.15
3405 Pte Davenport J 3 Charles St, Boothen S.O.T. stretcher bearer No.5 Platoon wounded in leg
1488 Pte Davies D 57 Albert St, Burslem No.5 Platoon
1748 Pte Davies J 5 Drayton St, Higherland, Newcastle D Company dow 16.10.15
2560 Pte Davies J Edensor St, Chesterton D Company
2661 Pte Davies W 74 Furlong Lane, Burslem No.5 Platoon
3429 Pte Davies A.G 80 Wise St. Dresden, Longton D Company killed 10.4 15
Pte. Davies R No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2472 Pte Davies F 11 Vine Row, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
23 Pte Davies R.A.M.C 75 Finch Rd, Handsworth, Birmingham No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2240 Pte Dawson J 4 Albert St, Stone D Company Kia 13.10.15
2243 Pte Dawson S Albert St, Stone D Company
1695 Pte Day E Cobridge Rd, Hanley D Company
1786 Pte Day A 8 King St, Cross Heath, Newcastle No.12 Plt. C.Coy
Pte Day E 33 Newfield Hall, Tunstall D Company
2091 Pte Deacon J 31 Rutland St, Boothen, Hanley No.5 Platoon
708 Pte Deakin A 24 South Terrace, Boothen. S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
1598 Cpl Deakin J.W 21 Longton Rd, Stone D Company
2419 Pte Deakin J 48 Wilson St, Newcastle D Company
2282 Pte Deakon W 66 Camp Rd, Smallthorne, S.O.T. No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2028 Pte Dean 8 Queen St, S,O.T. No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2621 Pte Dean J.C.W Huntleys, Wolstanton No.10 Plt. C. Coy dow 4.8.16
2816 Pte Dean A.W Huntleys, Wolstanton D Company
2863 Pte Dean W 83 Seaford St. Shelton. S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2504 Dmr Deaville H.T 23 Millart St, Hanley No.9 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
1844 Pte Devall W.B Oulton Cross, Stone D Company Kia 16.9.15
Pte. Dewsnap, G.R Drill Hall, Shelton, Hanley A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
Pte. Dewsnap, E.S Drill Hall, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2289 Pte Diggory H 16 Florence St, Newcastle D Company
460 Pte Dillon R 4 King William St, Tunstall No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2619 Cpl. Dobson G Kidsgrove No.7 Plt, B. Coy
3164 Pte Dobson S 45 Victoria St, Basford D Company died @ C 17.11.15
1625 Pte Dodd No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2326 Pte Donkin J.J 19 Poole St, Fenton No. 2 Platoon
3744 Pte. Doorbar J.E Fern Cottage, Lwr John St, Biddulph No.3 Plt A. Coy. killed 25.7.15
3615 Pte Downing H 77 Hall St, Burslem No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2697 Pte Downs A Heaton Terrace, Porthill, S,O,T. No.5 Platoon dow 13.10.15
1827 Pte Doyle T 273 Furlong Rd. Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy wounded
2251 Pte Dudley F 47 Lime St, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2510 Pte Dudley G 7 Church St, Penkhull No.12 Plt. C.Coy
1414 Pte Durber P 6 Warwick St, Chesterton D Company Kia 13.10.15
2194 Pte Durber W 72 Victoria St, Chesterton D Company died 22.8.15
2801 Pte Durber R.P Crescent Buildings, Newcastle D Company
2238 Pte Dutton B 21 Heath St, Newcastle D Company
2417 Pte Dutton W.F 3 Foden St, Newcastle D Company
2782 Pte Eardley J 44 Henry St, Tunstall No.7 Plt, B. Coy wounded Aug 19
2829 Pte Eardley C Ravens Lane, Bignall End, Newcastle No.10 Plt. C. Coy
3656 Pte Ecclestone F 23 Talbot St, Fenton No.8 Plt, B. Coy wounded
Ecclestone W No. 2 Platoon
2043 Pte Edge E 5 Milly St, Hurmston,Nr Manchester No.4 Plt A. Coy.
200250 Pte. Edge F 29 Cannon St, Etruria, S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 1.7.16
2415 Pte Edwards G 17 Drayton St, Higherland, Newcastle D Company
2442 Pte Edwards J.T 15 William St. Fenton No. 2 Platoon
2480 Pte Edwards E 12 King St, S.O.T. No.9 Plt. C. Coy
3191 Pte. Edwards A.L Fox Inn Castle Camps, Cambridge No.3 Plt A. Coy.
3749 Pte Edwards H 25a Free Trade St, Hanley D Company
Pte Edwards E Ivy House, Dresden, Longton No. 2 Platoon
Pte. Ellerton, F.J Bleak House, Princes Rd. Hartshill No.1 Plt 3 Section
1766 Pte Elliot J.K 18 Villa St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2839 Pte Ellis F.H 15 Gladstone St, Hanley No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2870 L/Cpl Ellis, A Farfield, Alsager, Cheshire No.1 Plt 2 Section Kia 13.10.15
1519 Pte Elsby F 51 High St, Sandyford, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2116 Pte Emberton W 20 Garden St, Heron Cross No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2784 Pte Emery W Albert House, Blythe Bridge D Company
2815 Pte Emery H.S Albert House, Blythe Bridge No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3078 L/Cpl Emery B Bromologne, Newcastle, Staffs No.4 Plt A. Coy.
Pte Emery H 158 Duke St, Fenton No. 2 Platoon
2860 Pte. Emery, . R.A 46 Coronation Rd, Hartshill No.1 Plt 3 Section
1452 L/Cpl Evans E 4 Douglas St, Cobridge No.5 Platoon
2040 Dmr Evans H.A. 17 Cooper St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2186 Pte Evans B 35 Friars St, Newcastle, Staffs D Company
2300 Pte Evans A 16 Tomlinson St, Longport No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2476 Pte Evans J Crown St, Stone D Company
2485 Pte Evans D. 8 Lower Vine, St, S,O,T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2679 L/Cpl Evans A.G 17 Park Rd, Hanley D Company Kia 1.6.15
3421 Pte Evans H No.4 Plt A. Coy.
3446 Pte Evans R.L 21 Brunswick St, Newcastle D Company
3769 Pte Evans H 64 Wellesley St, Shelton No.11 Plt. C. Coy died 2.9.15
Pte. Evans J 26 Birks St.S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy. wounded
2079 L/Cpl Everard, J 6 Packett St. Fenton No. 2 Platoon
906 Sgt Fairbanks E.E Newcastle Rd, Stone D Company killed 12.9.15
3166 Pte Fallows S D Company killed 17.9.15
481 Clr Sgt Farrall A 59 Oldcotts Green, Goldenhill, S.O.T. No.7 Plt, B. Coy Home sick
2455 Pte Ferrie E.E 9 Lichfield Rd, Stone D Company
2459 Pte Fielding W Stoke on Trent D Company
2597 Pte Fields J 32 Kinsey St. Silverdate, Staffs No.6 Plt B. Coy. wounded 18.8.??
Pte. Fishwick W 52 Franklyn St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
3478 Pte Flannagan, J 108 Edensor Rd. Longton No. 2 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
1323 Pte Flannagan, E 74 Marsh St, Longton No. 2 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
2075 Pte. Flannagan, W 74 Marsh St, Longton No.1 Plt 1 Section Kia 13.10.15
2898 Pte Fletcher E 33 Broadhurst St, Buarslem No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1830 Pte Follows H 140 Liverpool Rd, Burslem No.7 Plt, B. Coy
2237 Pte Ford P.B 23 Ashwell Rd, Newcastle D Company
2626 Pte Ford F 44 Port St, Burslem No.7 Plt, B. Coy
2627 Pte. Forrester A 6 Cambridge St, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
Pte. Forsythe, T 26 Bridge St. Mount Pleasant, Fenton A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
2248 L/Cpl Foster W.H 59 Raymond St. Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
3782 Pte Foster F.W 395 High St, West, Fenton No.4 Plt A. Coy. wounded
2739 Pte Fowler J 29 Sutton St, Newcastle D Company
2299 Pte Fowles J 5 Mount Pleasant, Clay Hills, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy wounded slightly
Pte. Fox C 78 Well St, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
603 Sgt Fradley T 9 Oakhill, S.O.T No.11 Plt. C. Coy
1475 Pte Fradley T 4 East View, Middleport, S.O.T. No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2505 Pte Francis D 15 Ladysmith Rd, Etruria Vale No.9 Plt. C. Coy wounded sept 16
2487 Pte. Fulwood, R 2crt 2 Normacot Rd. Longton No.1 Plt 1 Section Kia 13.10.15
Pte. Gagler T 36 Derby St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
1476 Pte Ganner D 145 Slater St, Middleport No.5 Platoon dow 12.8.15.
3213 Pte Gardener J The Herbage, Eccleshall D Company
3534 Pte Gardiner J The Laurels, Eccleshall, Staffs No.6 Plt B. Coy.
3540 Pte Gardner A.G 7 Cumberland St. Newcastle, Staffs D Company
1236 Cpl. Garner C 6 Cooper St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2304 Pte Garner J 2 Bridge St, Middleport No.6 Plt B. Coy.
483 Sgt. Garry T 14 Victoria St, Goldenhill No.8 Plt, B. Coy killed 10.7.15
1818 Dmr Garry A 1 Victoria St, Goldenhill No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2802 Pte Gibson E.J The Steppes, Stockton Brook D Company
2789 Pte Gilbert Lightwood Lodge, Longton No.12 Plt. C.Coy
3584 Pte Gilbert J Lightwood Lodge, Longton D Company
L/Cpl Gilbert P.B Lightwood Lodge, Longton D Company
2139 Pte Gittins C 15 Newcastle Rd, Penkhull No.9 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
1000 Pte Glover G 65 Old Rd, Stone D Company Kia 13.10.15
2207 Pte Glover A 65 Old Rd, Stone D Company Kia 13.10.15
3094 Pte Glover E 23 Hill St. Smallthorne, S.O.T. No.5 Platoon wounded Aug 3
3403 Pte Glover P No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2585 Pte Goldstraw W 93 Botteslow St. Hanley No.8 Plt, B. Coy
1338 Pte Good S.J The Oaklands, Knypersley No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3147 Pte Good 12 Barnfields, Grdn Village, Penkhull No.6 Plt B. Coy. killed 26.9.15
1559 Pte Goodall H Church St, Stone D Company
2819 Pte Goodrum N Downham Market, Norfolk No.11 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2536 L/Cpl Goodwin L 33 Vale St, S.O.T No.9 Plt. C. Coy
Pte. Goodwin, W 33 Buccleugh Rd. Longton No.1 Plt 1 Section
Pte Gordon B 9 Lower Spring Rd. Normacot, Longton No. 2 Platoon
2521 Sgt. Goss C.R Alsager, S.O.T. No.4 Plt A. Coy. lieutenant Goss
2817 Pte Gough A 19 Denbigh St, Hanley No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1078 Sgt Goulding A 14 Wilson St,S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3676 Pte Gray W 31 Brighton St, Hanley No.10 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
1898 Pte Green D 24 Bennett St, Burslem No.5 Platoon
2432 L/Cpl Green J 39 Goodfellow St, Tunstall No.5 Platoon
2568 Pte Green W 90 Wade St, Burslem No.11 Plt. C. Coy
1547 Pte Greenhough W School House, Liverpool Rd, Kidsgrove No.8 Plt, B. Coy
3570 Pte Greensmith 64 Marsh St, Longton D Company
552 Pte Gregory A 6 Nash Peake St, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2039 Pte Griffiths 121 Botteslow St. Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2641 Pte Griffiths H.O 71 Upper Green, Newcastle No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2781 L/Cpl Halfpenny B 12 Edward St. S.O.T No.9 Plt. C. Coy
1829 Pte Hall G.E 142 Liverpool Rd, Burslem No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2414 Pte Hall D 2 Church St, Chesterton D Company wounded
2686 Pte Hall R.F.G. Lynwood, Church Rd. Alsager No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 17.9.15
2698 Pte Hall No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2803 Pte Hall H 215 Waterloo Rd, Burslem No.12 Plt. C.Coy
3622 Pte Hall S 27 Peel St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2757 Pte Hammersley A.G Church Rd, Alsager D Company
1480 Pte Hammond, S.G 47 James St, Middleport No.6 Plt B. Coy. dow 20.10.15
2555 Pte. Hammond, G.T 1 Leggs buildings off Endensor Rd. Longton No.1 Plt 2 Section
2578 Pte Hammond, J 21 Station Rd, Longport No.7 Plt, B. Coy
3017 Pte Hancock H No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2635 Cpl Hand J 110 Stoke old Rd, S.O.T. D Company Kia 13.10.15
3306 Pte Hand L 17 Palisade Row, Newcastle D Company wounded
3161 Pte Handcock J.W 16 Keeling St, Wolstanton No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2447 Dmr Hargreaves 162 Leek New Rd, Cobridge No.6 Plt B. Coy.
3708 Pte Hargreaves S 11 Risely Rd, Hartshill No.12 Plt. C.Coy
Pte. Harper, W Stafford St. Stone No.1 Plt 2 Section
977 Sgt Harris F.W Oulton Rd. Stone D Company
1863 Pte Harrison T 61 Scotia Rd, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 10.7.15
3023 Pte Harrison J 80 North Rd, Burslem No.12 Plt. C.Coy
3593 Pte. Harrison D 56 Wedgwood St. Etruria, S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1845 Pte Hart H 2 Boat Yard, Newcastle Rd, Stone D Company
2652 Cpl. Hart W.W Woodthorpe, Longport Rd. Longport No.5 Platoon
1596 Pte Harvey W 4 Old Rd, Stone D Company
3176 Pte Harvey 49 Garnett Rd, Porthill, S.O.T. No.4 Plt A. Coy.
3621 Pte Hassall H D Company wounded
3621 Pte Hassell A 13 Sant St. Burslem No.8 Plt, B. Coy
1584 Pte Hawkins W Birchwood Terrace, Stone D Company wounded
Pte Hawkins A 71 Victoria Rd. Normacot, Longton No. 2 Platoon
2937 Pte Hawley F 62 Heron St, Fenton No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
3198 Pte Hawthorne A 40 Lime St. Tunstall No.4 Plt A. Coy.
1771 Dmr Hayes J.A 14 West Parade, Fenton No.12 Plt. C.Coy dow 18.9.15
3600 Pte Hayes E 1 Talbot St, Fenton No.9 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
Pte. Hayes Church Terrace, Blythe Bridge No. 2 Platoon
3077 Pte Haylett A Barton House, Burslem No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2285 Pte Hazlehurst J.W 55 Stubbs Gate, Newcastle D Company
3644 Pte Hazlehurst J Hilderstone, Stone D Company died 14.7.15
6219 S. Mjr Hazlehurst C Barracks Rd. Newcastle D Company
2853 Pte. Hazlehurst, A 27 Church St. Stone No.1 Plt 2 Section
401 Pte Heames W 76 Back Sytchb Burslem No.5 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
1462 Pte Heames J 82 Newcastle St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
Pte Heames J 82 Newcastle St, Burslem D Company
1517 Pte Heath L Copley St, Tunstall No.7 Plt, B. Coy
1536 Pte Heath E 100 Church St, Butt Lane No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
1802 L/Cpl Heath S 31 Queen St, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy
1826 Pte Heath T 48 Liverpool Rd, Burslem No.7 Plt, B. Coy
2498 Pte Heath F.W 15 Mill St. Fenton No.10 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2798 Pte Heath W.S Heather Rocks, Stockton Brook D Company
2897 Pte Heath J.L Granleigh House, Richmond Trrace. S.O.T No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3003 Pte Heath L.R 30 Charles St, Cobridge No.12 Plt. C.Coy
3196 Pte Heath A.P. Ivy House, Kidsgrove. S.O.T. No.4 Plt A. Coy. killed 28.4.15
3705 Pte Heath A 5 Coronation Rd, Newcastle D Company
3188 Pte Heffernan J 76 Furlong Lane, Burslem No.5 Platoon
2460 Pte Hemmings S 19 John St, Chesterton D Company died in hsptl 9.5.15
Pte Hemmings T 121 Waterloo Rd, Burslem No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2928 Pte Henshaw J Alsager, S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy wounded
2156 Pte Henson H 568 Hartshill Rd, S,O,T. D Company
1761 Sgt Hewitt R 189 Hamil Rd. Burslem No.12 Plt. C.Coy dow 17.9.15
2416 Pte Hibbs G.H 7 Apedale Rd, Chesterton D Company
3274 Pte Hibbs T 27 Blakewell St, Cobridge D Company
1532 L/Cpl Hickson J 7 Glebe St, Buttlane No.7 Plt, B. Coy
2163 Pte Higgins H 172 Ravens Lane, Bignall End, Audley D Company
3226 Pte Higgins A.L 93 London Rd. Chesterton No.5 Platoon wounded
3168 Pte Higginson T 4 Emberton St. Wolstanton, S.O.T. No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2775 Pte Higson G.H Lord St, Basford D Company
633 Pte Hill C 60 Honeywall, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
1794 L/Cpl Hill A 11 Flax St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
3258 Pte Hill J Vauxhall Tavern, Longton No.4 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1380 Pte Hinchliff J 61 New St, Boothen, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
Pte. Hindmarsh P 11 Chamberlain St, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2890 Pte Hines P.E Clyde Villa, Fenton D Company
1738 Pte Hitchen T 4 Earl St, Newcastle D Company
2684 Pte Hoatson S.B 39 South Bank St. Leek No.11 Plt. C. Coy wounded
2407 Pte Hodkiss J.E 16 Dresden St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy. killed 18.8.15
37559 Pte. Holdcroft F 4 Simpson St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy. wounded
2856 Pte. Holgate, C.H Highfield, High St. Hanley No.1 Plt 3 Section Kia 13.10.15
3877 Pte Hollinshead L 24 Linton St, S,O,T. D Company
1626 Pte Holmes C 28 Knowles St, S.O.T. No.9 Plt. C. Coy
Pte Holmes R.S Barlaston, S.O.T. No. 2 Platoon
3402 Pte Hood F 45 Price St, Burslem No.4 Plt A. Coy.
3637 Pte Hook W.R Fernhurst, Stockton Brook No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3411 Pte Hope J D Company wounded
2589 Pte Hopwood A.V Lilac House, Crewe Rd. Alsager No.8 Plt, B. Coy wounded slightly
480 Sgt. Horrocks V Stone Bank House, Kidsgrove No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2230 Pte Hottons R.A.M.C 53 Oxford Rd, Smethwick No.12 Plt. C.Coy
766 Pte Houlton W.W 20 Bailey St, Newcastle D Company
2714 Pte Howard J.H 104 Fletcher Rd, S.O.T. No.7 Plt, B. Coy
2547 Pte Howe F 15 Maye St, S,O,T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2750 Pte Howson G.H Westholme, Market Drayton D Company
2776 Pte Hudson C.E Ballwick House, Eaton St, Hanley No.11 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2495 Pte Hughes E 86 Normacot Rd. Longton D Company
2736 Pte Hughes J.O The Secondary School, Hanley D Company
2760 Pte Hughes A.S Trentham, S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3137 Pte Hughes R Barracks Rd. Newcastle No.7 Plt, B. Coy
Pte Hughes J.O The Rectory D Company
1682 Pte Hulme J 143 Anchor Rd. Longton No.4 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
2105 Dmr Hulme E 34 Ashworth St, Fenton No.10 Plt. C. Coy
3511 Pte Humphreys J 78 Darthmouth St, Burslem No.8 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
1495 Pte Humphries J 28 Peel St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2332 Pte. Humphries W 35 Sidney St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy. killed 25.7.15
2592 Pte Huntbach E 21 May St, Burslem No.5 Platoon
2858 Pte Hurst, W 8 Cemetery View, Longton No. 2 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
3507 Pte Hurst, T Herbert Rd. Normacot No.7 Plt, B. Coy died 26.4.15
Pte. Hyslop, N Thistleberry Ave, Newcastle A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
2944 Pte Irwin P.H Granville, Stone, Stffs No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
2167 Pte James E 21 High Lane, Alsagers Bank, Newcastle D Company
2209 Pte James H Mill St, Stone D Company dow 16.7.16
2452 Pte James G High Lane, Alsagers Bank, Newcastle D Company
Pte. James G 23 Clyde St. S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2913 Pte Jarvis J 23 Birkbeck Rd. Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex No.8 Plt, B. Coy
3113 Pte Jarvis P 23 Birkbeck Rd. Newbury Park, Ilford, Essex No.7 Plt, B. Coy
1871 Cpl Jenkins E.J.V 76 Richmond Hill, Penkhull No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3157 Pte Jenkins H 3 Guards Terrace, Coulsdon Rd, Surrey No.7 Plt, B. Coy dow 25.8.15
1743 Pte Jennings J 3 Off High St, Silverdale D Company Kia 13.10.15
1828 Pte Jennings A 9 Heath St, Chell No.7 Plt, B. Coy killed 12.4.14
1779 Pte Johnson T 64 Lower St, Newcastle No.11 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2174 L/Cpl Johnson W 10 Stubbs St, Newcastle D Company wounded
2263 Pte Johnson G 92 Hilton Rd, Stone D Company
2471 Pte Johnson L.H D Company wounded
2522 L/Cpl Johnson R.P Ombersley, Penkhull, S.O.T. No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2668 Pte Johnson F.W Fern House, Talke Rd. Alsager No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2955 Pte Johnson J 2 Railway Cottages, Jnction Rd, Leek No.9 Plt. C. Coy
3109 Pte Johnson C No.10 Plt. C. Coy
200470 Pte Johnson J.J 2 Railway Cottages, Jnction Rd, Leek D Company Kia 21.3.15
707 Qr. Mr. Sgt Jones A.H No.4 Plt A. Coy.
808 Pte Jones S 92 Bow St, Newcastle D Company
2034 L/Cpl Jones W 94 High St, Bucknall No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2339 Pte. Jones J 176 Fenton Rd Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
2630 Pte Jones U.J 18 Heaton Terrace, Porthill, S,O,T. No.5 Platoon
2688 Sgt Jones S.C Holmlea, Lancaster Rd, Newcastle No.11 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2761 Pte Jones L.H Bank House, Edensor, Longton D Company
2812 Pte Jones G 74 Old Road, Stone No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2900 Pte Jones T.H 16 Victoria St, Basford D Company
3239 Pte Jones S 166 Whieldon Rd. Mount Pleasant No.10 Plt. C. Coy
3722 Pte Jones T.W 23 Kensington Rd, Oak Hill D Company
201829 Pte. Jones A 33 Bedford St. Basford. S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 14.3.17
2193 Pte Joynson T 17 Pratt St, Ashfield, Newcastle D Company
734 Cpl Kaill H 12 Helina St, Fenton No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2779 Pte Keeble G.F Victoria St, Basford D Company
1072 Sgt Keeling A 46 Spode St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy wounded
2468 Pte Keeling S 51 New St. S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2843 Pte Keen B 43 Frederick Ave, Penkhull No.9 Plt. C. Coy
1840 Pte Kelsall D 13 Boden St, Burslem No.5 Platoon
2134 Pte Kelsall R.P 32 Wilson St, Newcastle D Company killed 6.6.15
3757 Pte Kelter C 26 Edward St. Shelton, S.O.T No.10 Plt. C. Coy
1718 Pte Kendrick J 4 May St, Newcastle D Company
2185 Pte Kennerley J 24 Edensor St, Chesterton D Company killed 14.9
1501 Sgt. Kent F Lawton Nr. Kidsgrove Staffs No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
3117 Pte Kilgour R Kinross, High Lane, Burslem No.11 Plt. C. Coy wounded
2133 Pte King G.H 22 Kimberley Rd, Newcastle No.9 Plt. C. Coy killed 6.5.15
3015 Pte Kirkham J 35 Dartmouth St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
3418 Pte Kirkham J 17 Regent St. Burslem No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2515 Pte Knapper E 12 Cross St, Fenton No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2558 L/Cpl Knapper H 8 Paynter St, Fenton No. 2 Platoon
3541 Pte Knight L 90 Selwyn St, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
769 Sgt Knott H 171 Victoria St, Lower Hartshill, Stoke D Company
2885 Pte Langdon DCM L.A 48 Blurton Rd, Fenton No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2588 Pte Langford S 2 Station Cottages, Wall Grange, Nr. Leek No.8 Plt, B. Coy
Pte Langford C.H 17 Edwards St, Tunstall D Company
200004 Pte Larkin S 15 Albion St. Longton No. 2 Platoon Kia 14.3.17
1896 Sgt. Latham T 24 Erskine St, Longton No.6 Plt B. Coy. dow 15.5.15
2953 L/Cpl Latham T Ashbourne Rd, Leek No.12 Plt. C.Coy stretcher bearer
2655 Pte Latimer A Vale View, Longport No.12 Plt. C.Coy Kia 1.7.16
2669 Cpl Latimer L Vale View, Longport No.12 Plt. C.Coy Kia 13.10.15
2183 Pte Lawrence G.H 35 Stubbs Gate, Newcastle D Company wounded
3389 Pte Lawrence J.P Brocklands, Milton No.7 Plt, B. Coy killed 6.5.15
1685 Pte Lawton A 16 Brighton St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
3031 Pte Lawton C 26 Oxford Rd, May Bank, S.O.T. No.5 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
2057 Pte. Leake, P 98 Brocksford St, Fenton No. 2 Platoon
1872 Pte Leckie W 4 Webster St, Newcastle, Staffs No.6 Plt B. Coy.
3139 Pte Lee H Attwood St. Kidsgrove No.7 Plt, B. Coy
2424 L/Cpl Leeke E.E 34 Bedford St, Basford D Company
2130 Pte Leese C 10 Harding St. Fenton No.9 Plt. C. Coy wounded
2155 A/Sgt Leese W 14 West St, Newcastle D Company Kia 13.10.15
1816 Pte Leigh S 22 Young St, Chell No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2023 Pte Leigh A 8 Compton St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2121 Pte Leigh B 69 Hassell St, Newcastle No.9 Plt. C. Coy dow 19.10.15
2029 Qr. Mr. Sgt Lemon G 97 Charlotte, St. Morice Town, Davenport No.7 Plt, B. Coy aka captin
2973 Pte Lewis F Jolly Potters, Wolstanton No.6 Plt B. Coy. dow 6.6.15.
2689 Cpl Lewty T Linton Villa, Regent St. S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy wounded
3174 Pte Light V.H Well St, Newcastle D Company
2229 Pte Lightfoot J 3 James St, Middleport No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2911 Pte Lindon C Sunnyside, Grove Rd. Fenton No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3465 Pte Littlehales T.A 28 Williamson St, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2654 Pte Lockett J Oaklands, Forsbrooke, S.O.T. No. 2 Platoon Slightly wounded
200025 Pte. Lockett T 17 Durham St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy. dow 11.1.18
2564 Cpl Lodey J 24 Swan St, Fenton D Company
2687 PteSgtLeiu Lowe Gravesend Grdns, Newcastle No.12 Plt. C.Coy wounded
Pte. Lowe, W Barlaston, S.O.T. No.1 Plt 3 Section
L/Cpl Lowndes Ormiston, Woodland Ave. Wolstanton No.1 Plt 3 Section
2909 Pte Lymer A 1 Rutland St, Hanley No.8 Plt, B. Coy wounded
2421 Pte Madeley T 6 Windsor St, Newcastle D Company
892 Cpl Maguire T Barracks St, Newcastle D Company
3045 Pte Malam J 4 Gable St,S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3493 Pte Malkin T.E 28 Ludwall Rd, Longton No.8 Plt, B. Coy
Pte Malkin W 8 Fleet St, Longton No. 2 Platoon
Pte Malkin H 8 Fleet St, Longton No. 2 Platoon
3238 Pte Marlow J D Company wounded
2912 L/Cpl Marsden S.D Waterloo Rd, Burslem No.12 Plt. C.Coy Kia 13.10.15
1849 Pte Marsh L 5 Unwin St, Chell No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2393 Pte Marshall F 23 St, Lukes St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
2213 Pte Marson J 4 Edward St, Stone D Company
Pte. Marson, J 131 Lower Spring Rd, Longton No. 2 Platoon
1375 Pte Martindale G 43 Vale St, S.O.T No.11 Plt. C. Coy
878 Sgt. Masefield G.F No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2214 L/Cpl Mason G.F 112 Old Road, Stone D Company
2158 Pte Massey, J 25 Shoreditch, Newcastle D Company
2444 Pte Massey, A 5 William St, Burslem No.5 Platoon killed 21.3.18
2591 Pte Massey, R 60 Elder Rd, Cobridge No.6 Plt B. Coy. wounded Aug 19
2940 L/Cpl Massey, E.T.M 71 Lichfield St, Hanley D Company Kia 13.10.15
L/Cpl Massey, G.A 44 Boughey Rd. S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy.
3081 Pte Mate R Ravensdale House, Tunstall No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2620 Pte Mathews R 78 Lord St, Etruria No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2659 Pte. Matthews J 70 High St. Bucknall, S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1358 Arm.Sgt McConnell 39 Peel Hall St, Preston D Company
2916 Pte McCready S 7 Victoria St, Chesterton D Company
771 Co.S.M McKay A.M 46 Ravens Lane, Bignall End, Audley D Company
3776 Pte McKnight L 17 Church St, Hanley No.12 Plt. C.Coy
Pte. McLaughlan 106 Fletcher Rd, S.O.T. No.1 Plt 1 Section
2826 Pte McLean J.H 3 Lewis St, S,O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
827 Pte Meadon J.H 6 Broad St, Newcastle D Company
2629 Pte Meir, T.J 5 Free Trade St, Hanley No.5 Platoon
3182 Pte. Meir, J.E 25 Lime St, Tunstall No.1 Plt 2 Section wounded Aug 22.
1492 Pte Mellor 38 Hope St. Hanley No.6 Plt B. Coy. NO MIC
3092 Cpl. Miller C.J 106 Princes Rd. S.O.T No.7 Plt, B. Coy
Pte. Millington J 40 Birks St. S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy. bullet wound
454 Sgt. Millward L 42 Pitt St, East, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
3295 Pte Minshall J Rock Side, Mow Cop D Company wounded
774 Pte Mitchell J 7 Barracks Square, Newcastle D Company
1412 Pte Mitchell F 10 Webster St, Newcastle, Staffs D Company Kia 13.10.15
2699 Pte Mitchell J.H 21 Boughey Rd. S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
3001 Pte Mitchell W 142 Hot Lane Burslem No.5 Platoon wounded
Pte. Mitcheson, A 90 Stone Rd. Longton No.1 Plt 3 Section
3251 Pte Mitford Lawton Rd, Alsager D Company Kia 13.10.15
1502 Pte Mollart W 4 Oakley St, Crewe No.8 Plt, B. Coy
1900 Pte Mollart A 4 Oakley St, Crewe No.5 Platoon dow 26.11.15
2708 Pte Montford G.H Leek Rd, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2290 Pte Moon A 14 Cotton St, Newcastle D Company
498 Sgt. Moore J 19 Challinor St, Tunstall No.7 Plt, B. Coy
1702 Pte Morrall A.J 25 Abbey St. Silverdate D Company
2952 Pte Morrall H.W The Hollies, James St, S,O,T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy wounded
1007 Pte Morran W 30 Newcastle Rd, Stone D Company
3343 Pte Morris W Cuy St. Sydney Mines, C.B. Canada No.8 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
354 Cpl Morris R.A.M.C 2a Thomas St, West Bromich No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2066 Pte. Morris, E 56 Goddard St. Eastvale, Longton No.1 Plt 2 Section Kia 13.10.15
2403 Pte Moss J No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2814 Pte Moss E.S Lancaster Ave, Newcastle D Company
Pte. Moss 129 Uttoxeter Rd. Blythe Bridge No. 2 Platoon
2600 Pte Moulton G Crackley Gate, Nr, Silverdale No.5 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
2431 Pte Mountford A 43 Queen St, Burslem No.5 Platoon
2887 L/Cpl Mullin R.D Church Fields, Chesterton No.7 Plt, B. Coy
3469 Pte Munslow J.H 2 Fields Terrace, Alsager No.8 Plt, B. Coy
1415 Pte Muston W 16 Nelson Bank, Newcastle D Company Kia 13.10.15
1416 Sgt Muston J 22 Chapel St, Knutton D Company Kia 13.10.15
1706 Pte Myatt J 21 Lockwood St, Newcastle D Company
2612 Pte Neale H Dove Cottage, Scropton Posston, Derby D Company
927 Pte Nicholls W Mill St, Stone D Company Kia 13.10.15
2881 Pte Nicholls C The Lymes, Penkhull, S.O.T. No.5 Platoon
3689 Pte Nicklin D 15 Anchor Terrace, Sandford Hill D Company
3368 Pte Nixon P No.7 Plt, B. Coy
3597 Pte Nixon H 8 Penkhull Terrace, S.O.T. D Company Kia 13.10.15
2790 Pte Noke C 68 James St, S.O.T. D Company
Sgt. Nolan F 5 Friars St, Newcastle, Staffs No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2616 Pte Norcup W 26 Franklyn St. Hanley No.10 Plt. C. Coy
457 Pte Oakee W 21 Brindley St. Middleport No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2478 Pte Orpe W.H 75 Hazlehurst St. Hanley No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2483 Pte Orpe S 24 Simpson St. Hanley No.10 Plt. C. Coy
1731 Pte Otter T 10 Shelton New Rd. S.O.T. D Company
2131 Pte Owen 29 Smith St, Fenton No.9 Plt. C. Coy
3118 Pte Owen P 58 Leonard St, Burslem No.7 Plt, B. Coy
3891 Pte Owen W 21 Mason St, Fenton D Company
Pte Owen King St, Newcatle D Company
Pte Owen A.S Owen Blois & Owen, land agents, Newcastle No.11 Plt. C. Coy
1574 Pte Page J Old Rd, Stone D Company
1342 L/Cpl Parfitt, J Highwood Cottage,Openwood Gate, Belper No.1 Plt 3 Section wounded in knee
2927 Pte Parr H 64 Stanley St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
3022 Parr G 28 West St, Newcastle Kia 13.10.15
3277 Parr R 28 West St, Newcastle Kia 13.10.15
2499 Pte Parry J 3 Hill St, Fenton No.10 Plt. C. Coy Kia 25.6.16
717 L/Sgt Pattison R 63 Albert St, S.O.T No.9 Plt. C. Coy
Pte. Pattison Holly Bank, Dresden, Longton No. 2 Platoon bullet wound
2723 L/Cpl Paxton A.G 37 Wool Market, Berwick on Tweed D Company
3739 Pte Payne W 3 Guildford St, Shelton No.9 Plt. C. Coy
Pte Peacock T 36 Cornwallis St, S.O.T. No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2704 Pte Pearce J No.4 Plt A. Coy. wounded
1479 Pte Pedley N 8 Luke St, Middleport No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
Pedley A 10 Levenson St, Florence, Longton No. 2 Platoon
2434 Pte Pegg A 68 Leek Rd. Norton green No.6 Plt B. Coy.
Pte. Pegg, D 12 Garden Place, Eastvale, Longton No.1 Plt 2 Section
Pte. Pelling, A 7 Edensor Terrace, Longton No.1 Plt 3 Section
2827 Co.Sgt Mjr. Pellington. S Drill Hall, Booth St, S.O.T A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
2166 L/Cpl Pemberton W 246 Newcastle St, Burslem D Company
2189 Pte Pepper J 25 Friars St, Newcastle, Staffs D Company
3280 Pte Perks J Badger Lodge, Bridgenorth, Salop No. 2 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
3271 Pte Petty H 21 Stoneley St, Burslem D Company
1054 Pte Phillips W 62 Birks St, S.O.T. D Company
Pte. Picken, G 22 Foley Rd, Longton No.1 Plt 2 Section
2725 Pte Pidduck E.W The Gables, Trentham D Company
1899 Pte Plant J 44 Loftus St, Hanley No.6 Plt B. Coy. wounded Aug 18
2024 Pte Plant E 18 Malkin St, Burslem No.5 Platoon
3937 Pte Plant W Brook Lane, Newcastle No.8 Plt, B. Coy
1285 Pte Platt H 22 Sandon St, Etruria D Company
2706 Pte Platt W 57 Ludlow St. Hanley. No.4 Plt A. Coy. wounded
2241 Pte Plimmer L.H Alexander St, Stone D Company Kia 13.10.15
2453 Pte Plummer C Alexander St, Stone D Company
3281 Pte. Podmore, A Shut Lane, Keele, Nr. Newcastle A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec killed April 1st
1549 L/Cpl Polles L 14 Victoria St, Kidsgrove No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2894 Pte Poole A.R Lightwood, Longton No.11 Plt. C. Coy killed 3.8.15
Pte. Poole A 86 Park Rd. Burslem No.3 Plt A. Coy. wounded
2219 Pte Porter A Longton Rd, Stone D Company dow 26.6.16
2350 Pte Porter P No.4 Plt A. Coy.
Pte. Potts F 63a Well St, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
1763 Pte Pownall E 21 Frank St, S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
Pte. Powner E 29 Old Hall Terrace, Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
Pte Preece No.7 Plt, B. Coy
2691 Pte Press H 30 Needwood St. Burton on Trent No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2457 Pte Preston A 9 Mount Rd, Stone D Company
3628 Pte Pritchard T 59 Hartshill Rd, S,O,T. D Company sick
Pte. Pritchard W 8 Clarence St, Fenton No. 2 Platoon killed July 7th
1493 Pte Proctor J 4 Charles St, Cobridge No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2168 Pte Proudman B 97 Church St, Silverdale D Company
847 Pte Pye P 34 Broad St, Newcastle D Company
3988 Pte Quinn L D Company wounded
2838 Pte Rabats W.J Merwood, Trentham No.10 Plt. C. Coy
1835 Pte Randles J 104 Nash Peake St, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy
673 Pte Ratcliffe J 11 Selwyn St, S.O.T. No.9 Plt. C. Coy
1465 Pte Ratcliffe T 69 Cross St, S.O.T. No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2153 Pte Ratcliffe J 26 Bow St, Newcastle D Company died home 9.6.16
2280 Pte Raybould C 53 Plex St, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2795 Pte Read J.B Church St, Hanley D Company
Pte Reade F 75 Richard Moon St, Crewe No. 2 Platoon
1770 Pte Reeves A.E 9 Penkhull New Rd. S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2638 Pte Reeves G.W 5 Herbert St, Burslem No.5 Platoon
2005 Pte Renshaw R.A.M.C 183 Prescott Rd, Hockley, Birmingham No.12 Plt. C.Coy
1860 Pte Richards J 60 Haywood St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2991 Pte Richards C 26 Market St, Kidsgrove No.7 Plt, B. Coy
3571 Pte. Richardson L 82 Paddock St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 17.11.15
2051 Sgt. Ridge, A 21 Rothesay Rd. Longton No. 2 Platoon Kia 1.7.16
2593 Pte Ridgway L 37 Garnett Rd, Wolstanton No.5 Platoon
1506 L/Cpl Rigby S 101 Coal Pit Hill, Talke No.7 Plt, B. Coy wounded
1806 Pte Rigby H.L 4 Mount Pleasant, Kidsgrove No.7 Plt, B. Coy
Pte. Rigby F 73 Hazlehurst St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2335 L/Cpl Riley A.J 220 Moorland Rd, Burslem No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2135 Pte Roberts A 1 Stock Old Road, S.O.T. No.9 Plt. C. Coy Kia 17.9.15
3669 Pte Roberts G 39 Spencer St, Burslem No.5 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
Sgt. Roberts A 36 Cartwright St. Newcastle, Staffs No.3 Plt A. Coy.
1875 Pte Robinson W 13 Ellgrave St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
1876 Pte Robinson A 66 Trafalgar St, Hanley No.5 Platoon
2614 Pte Robinson T 10 Charles St, Cobridge No.9 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
3492 L/Cpl Robinson D.R 6 Mill St, Biddulph No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2834 L/Cpl Robson E 10 Salisbury Ave. Shelton No.10 Plt. C. Coy Kia 17.9.15
3561 Pte. Rogers, H.H 71 Etruria Vale, Hanley A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
Cpl. Rogers, F 75 Burnley St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
924 Co.S.M Rose C.H 38 Church St, Stone D Company
2842 Pte Rowe P 43 Plough St, Hanley No.10 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
Pte. Rowley F 62 Liverpool Rd, Burslem No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2247 Pte Rowson G 30 Newcastle St, Stone D Company Kia 13.10.15
3382 Pte Royle W.H 7 Howard St, Longton No.9 Plt. C. Coy
Pte Royle A 132 North St, S.O.T. No.9 Plt. C. Coy
3419 Pte Rudge L 24 Middle John St, Longton No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2346 Pte Rushton J 33 Chatham St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2823 Pte Rushton F 7 Newcastle St, Stone D Company enteritis serious
2945 Pte Rushton W 94 Fletcher Rd, S.O.T. D Company
778 Pte Ryles R.W 19 Drayton St, Higherland, Newcastle D Company
2181 Pte Ryles W 9 Higherland, Newcastle D Company Kia 1.7.16
1847 Pte Ryley W.A Gladstone Terrace, Old Rd, Stone D Company
Pte. Sadler Rock Cottage, Forsbrook, S.O.T. No. 2 Platoon
Pte. Salt 185 Oldfield St, Fenton No. 2 Platoon
607 Sgt Sant F 281 Princess Rd. Penkhull,S.O.T No.10 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
3550 Pte Savoury W 25 Queen Anne St. S.O.T. D Company
2463 Pte Sayer J James St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2149 L/Cpl Scotcher O.O 18 High St, Fenton No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2996 Pte Scrivener A.T The Mount, Endon, S..O.T. No.7 Plt, B. Coy wounded Aug 11
2279 Pte Seymour W.C 41 Dean Rd, Scarborough D Company
2210 Pte Shardlow F 62 Church St, Stone D Company wounded
1769 Pte Sharkey D 80 Birks St, S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
333 Pte Sharman C 24 Glebe St, Burslem No.5 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
1557 Bugler Sharman E 7 Chatham St, S.O.T. D Company
2097 Pte Shaw W.H 44 Wellington St, Burslem No.5 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
2392 Pte Shaw W.H 15 Lomas St, Shelton. S.O.T. No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2716 A/Cpl Shaw R Ironmarket, Newcastle D Company Kia 13.10.15
2879 Pte Shaw P.H Navigation House, Lawton, S.O.T. No.6 Plt B. Coy.
3189 Pte Shaw T 53 Moreton Parade, May Bank No.7 Plt, B. Coy
3768 Pte Sheard D. 15 Cavour St, Etruria No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2400 Pte Sheldon J 11 Egerton St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
3072 Pte Sheldons H 29 Argyle St, Shelton No.12 Plt. C.Coy Kia 13.10.15
2221 Pte Shenton R 25 Lower Green, Newcastle D Company
3398 Pte Shenton E Milver, Victoria Rd, Tunstall D Company spotted fever
Pte Sheratt S Beech House, Blythe Bridge No. 2 Platoon
2580 Pte Sherratt J Station Rd, Alsager No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2700 Pte Sherry W.T 1 Pleasant Rd. Trent Vale No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
3433 Pte Shingler R 44 Normacot Rd. Longton No.9 Plt. C. Coy wounded
2281 Pte Shipley R Spencer St, Burslem No.5 Platoon
2828 Pte Shortall F 65 Castle St. Stone No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2837 Pte Shortall W 65 Newcastle Rd, Stone No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2306 Pte Shufflebotham G 23 Lindley St, Burslem No.5 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
2428 Pte Shufflebotham C.H 4 Taylor St. Goldenhill No.7 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
3038 Pte Shufflebotham C 414 Liverpool Rd, Newcastle D Company Kia 13.10.15
2165 Pte Shuker T 3 Stoke old Rd, S.O.T. D Company
2180 Pte Shuker J 3 Stoke old Rd, S.O.T. D Company Kia 13.10.15
3195 Pte Silvester C.L Groundslow Farm, Tittensor D Company wounded
Pte. Simcox. R.A Walton, Stone No.1 Plt 3 Section wounded
604 Sgt Simpson G.H 25 Park St, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
1751 L/Sgt Simpson T 22 Albert St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy wounded
2778 Pte Simpson T Bank House, High Lane, Burslem D Company wounded
Pte. Simpson, A.E 5 Pitts St, Sandford Hill, Longton No.1 Plt 2 Section
1759 L/Cpl Simpton J 22 Union Terrace, S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2960 Pte Sims S 7 Morley St, Leek stretcher bearer No.7 Plt, B. Coy died 16.7.15
1803 Pte Skellern J 74 D Company killed 4.9.15
3735 Pte. Skilton, C 282 Duke St, Fenton No.1 Plt 1 Section Kia 18.8.15.
2830 Pte Smallwood S High St,. Stone No.10 Plt. C. Coy wounded
1210 Pte Smith S 69 George St, Newcastle D Company
1515 Cpl. Smith A 12 Walker St, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
1575 Pte Smith J 63 Abbey St. Stone D Company
1716 Pte Smith W 9 Castle St, Newcastle D Company
1832 Pte Smith R 11 Windmill St, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy Kia 13.10.15
1833 Pte Smith H 18 Flatts Rd, Norton No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2111 Pte Smith F 48 Brook St, Boothen, Hanley No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2230 Pte Smith H 11 Hall St, Tunstall No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2649 Pte Smith J 62 Newcastle Rd, Shelton No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2773 Pte Smith A.V 4 Chamberlain Avenue, S.O.T. No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3010 Pte Smith G.H 86 Fletcher Rd, S.O.T. No.10 Plt. C. Coy
Pte. Smith H Scumnell Lane, Chebsey, Eccleshall No.3 Plt A. Coy.
2765 Pte Snape R.T Woore, Newcastle D Company dow 17.10.15
2735 Pte Speed A.S Malvern, London Rd, Newcastle No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2737 Pte Speed E.L Malvern, London Rd, Newcastle No.11 Plt. C. Coy
Pte. Spencer 35 Normacot Rd. Longton No. 2 Platoon
2713 Pte Stacey G 7 Allen St. Hartshill No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2084 Pte. Staley, 82 Marsh St, Longton No.1 Plt 2 Section Bullet wound.
2169 Pte Stanley S 47 Victoria St, Silverdale D Company
2354 Pte Stanley T 2 Liddle St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
3480 Pte Stanley C 54 Wellesley St, Shelton No.11 Plt. C. Coy
1645 Pte Stanway R Bagnall St, S,O,T, No.10 Plt. C. Coy died 27.9.15
1691 L/Cpl Stanway G.H 34 Market St, Milton, S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy. wounded
2038 Pte Stanway F 111 Leek Rd, Abbey Hulton. Milton No.4 Plt A. Coy.
1429 Pte Statham J Peggs Bank, Wood Lane, Bignall End D Company
3485 Pte Stavington G.G Lightwood Chase, Longton No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2947 Pte Steele J 19 Cavendish St, Etruria No.10 Plt. C. Coy
Pte. Steele 5 School St, Trent Vale, S.O.T. No. 2 Platoon
1684 Pte Stephenson H 12 Wedgwood St, Longton No.4 Plt A. Coy.
1492 Cpl. Stevenson H 10 Pillsbury St, Wolstanton No.6 Plt B. Coy. NO MIC
2519 Pte Steventon A 48 Balfour St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2770 Pte Steventon H 1st Avenue, Porthill D Company wounded
2242 Pte Stockton L 61 Old Rd, Stone D Company
3219 Pte Stokes L 19 Nicholas St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
2595 Pte Stone W 3 Vale St, Newcastle D Company died 15.5.15
2601 Pte Stone J 3 Vale St, Newcastle D Company
2595 L/Cpl Stone W 15 Frederick St, Fenton. No.1 Plt 1 Section Kia 15.5.15.
466 Pte Stonier G snr 57 Spencer St, Dalehall, Burslem No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2234 Pte Stonier G jnr 57 Spencer St, Dalehall, Burslem No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2537 Pte Street J 53 Brunswick St, Fenton No.9 Plt. C. Coy
1417 Cpl Stubbs J 12 High St, Silverdale D Company
2104 Pte Such P.F 69 Stanyer St, Fenton No.10 Plt. C. Coy
2831 Pte Sullivan G.W 3 Margaret St, Stone No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2729 Pte Sutton A 12 George St, Chesterton, Staffs. No.4 Plt A. Coy. wounded
3639 Pte Sutton A 34 Seaford St, Shelton D Company Kia 13.10.15
Pte. Sutton 52 Gladstone St, Adderley Green No. 2 Platoon wounded Aug 18
3809 Pte Talbot H Railway, Hotel, Norton Bridge No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2721 Cpl Taunton E.F Stoneleigh Grassendale Rd, Liverpool D Company dow 17.9.15
3920 Pte Tennant S Cornwallis St, S.O.T. D Company
60 Pte Thomas R.A.M.C 22 Frederick St, Birmingham No.12 Plt. C.Coy
1333 Pte. Thomas, J 18 New St. Longton No. 2 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
1509 L/Cpl Thomas, G 219 Great Jackson St, Manchester No.8 Plt, B. Coy
2951 Cpl. Thomas, E.G Melbourne, Albert Terr, Wolstanton No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
3840 Pte Thorley A 1 Hitchman St, Fenton D Company
3404 Pte Thorneycroft J 7 Stoneley St, Burslem No.10 Plt. C. Coy killed 29.5.
2490 Pte Thursfield D 13 East St, Penkhull No.9 Plt. C. Coy
1373 L/Cpl Tideswell P.W 53 Penkville St, Stoke No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2224 L/Cpl Tideswell H 18 Victoria St, Basford D Company
Pte. Till, T 66 Chaplin Rd, Longton A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec
Pte. Timmis, J 52 Meir Hay Rd. Longton No.1 Plt 1 Section
Pte. Timmis, S.L 40 Church St, Audley No.1 Plt 3 Section
3070 Pte Tipper W 4 Park St, Fenton No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2855 Pte Tippetts A.G Westcliffe on Sea D Company
820 Co. Q.M Titley T.A 38 Vessey St, Newcastle D Company
2949 Pte Tomkinson W.H 349 Princes Rd. S.O.T No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2171 L/Cpl Tompkinson J 18 Victoria St, Chesterton D Company
2609 Pte Tonkinson R Stallington Lane, Blythe Brideg No. 2 Platoon wounded
2081 Pte. Tooth, W.H 75 New St, Longton No.1 Plt 3 Section Kia 13.10.15
2507 Dmr Townley W 17 Aisnley Rd, Shelton No.10 Plt. C. Coy
1881 Pte Tregotha J 60 Navigation St, Middleport No.6 Plt B. Coy.
458 Pte Tryner F.G 25 Lower Wood St, Tunstall No.7 Plt, B. Coy
2767 Pte Tudor H.A 19 Hugo St, Leek No.11 Plt. C. Coy dow 13.10.15
3044 Pte Tudor D 100 Spencer Rd, Shelton D Company
3105 Pte Tunnicliffe Park House, East View, Hanley No.12 Plt. C.Coy wounded
3802 Pte. Tunnicliffe J Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1778 Cpl Tunstall H 27 Penkhull New Rd. S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
2321 Pte Tunstall H 17 Victoria St, Stone D Company
3425 Pte Tunstall J 129 Oxford Rd, Basford. S.O.T. No.4 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
Pte. Tunstall 72 Marsh St, Longton No. 2 Platoon
Pte. Turner J 36 Austin St. Hanley No.3 Plt A. Coy.
1070 L/Sgt Turnock W 16 Cambridge St, Fenton No.12 Plt. C.Coy Kia 13.10.15
2680 L/Cpl Twynan Ryvington, Holywell, Rd, Abergavenny No.7 Plt, B. Coy Slightly wounded
1495 Pte Tyler A.E. 22 Boulton St. Wolstanton, S.O.T. No.5 Platoon Kia 13.10.15
Pte. Vaughan. H Crt 1 Anchor Place, Longton No. 2 Platoon
2825 L/Cpl Vine C.J Stockton Brook, S,O,T, No.9 Plt. C. Coy
1742 Pte Vyse F 130 Victoria St, Basford D Company
1850 Pte Wain J.T 39 Rathbone St, Tunstall No.7 Plt, B. Coy wounded
1895 Pte Wainwright, W 14 East View, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
Pte. Wainwright, J 10 South St. Mount Pleasant, Fenton No.1 Plt 2 Section
75 Pte Wakefield W.H 56 Chell St, Hanley No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2172 L/Cpl Wakefield T.W 2 Cemetery Rd, Knutton D Company
1298 Sgt. Walker R 4 Russell St, Shelton. S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1636 Pte Walker J.J High St, Fenton No.9 Plt. C. Coy Kia 13.10.15
2360 Pte Walker J 24 Albert St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
Sgt. Walker A Central Hotel, Winton Terrace. S.O.T. No.3 Plt A. Coy. wounded
1733 Pte Walklate 21 Vale Pleasant, Silverdale D Company
1500 Pte Walklet 33 Lawton St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy.
2651 L/Cpl Wall O.B 1 Bourne St, Heron Cross, Fenton No.5 Platoon
3364 Pte Wallet A D Company wounded
2724 Pte Walley E.J 114 Shelton New Rd, Basford No.11 Plt. C. Coy
3443 Pte. Walley, H Lyndhurst, Stockton Brook A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec wounded Aug 18
2821 Pte Walls J 18 Oulton Rd. Stone No.7 Plt, B. Coy
1837 Pte Warburton J.C Lawton, S.O.T. No.7 Plt, B. Coy
1846 Pte Ward J 11 Mill St, Stone D Company dow 5.8.15
2660 Pte Ward T.J.H. 49 Birch St, Northwood. Hanley No.5 Platoon
398 L/Cpl Wardle J 15 Commercial St, Burslem No.6 Plt B. Coy. Kia 13.10.15
1428 Pte Wareham G 50 Miles Green, Bignall End D Company Kia 13.10.15
Pte Warren F 10 Rothesay Rd. Normacot, Longton No. 2 Platoon
2212 Pte Warrilow W 20 Mill St, Stone D Company
2308 Co.S.M Warrilow F White Lion Yard, Stone D Company
2517 Pte Warrilow N 83 Birke St, S.O.T. No.12 Plt. C.Coy
3588 Pte Wase T 26 Adkin St, Cobridge No.7 Plt, B. Coy
1522 L/Cpl Washbrook W 7 Clowes St, Hyde Rd. West Gorton. Manc. No.8 Plt, B. Coy
192 Sgt. Washington, H 241 Duke St, Fenton No.1 Plt 1 Section Kia 13.10.15
1646 Pte Watson J.E No.9 Plt. C. Coy
2694 Pte Watson H.E Elstree, Albert Terrace, Wolstanton No.11 Plt. C. Coy
2840 Pte Watson J 48 Edward St. S.O.T No.9 Plt. C. Coy wounded
168 Cpl. Waugh, C 23 Marsh St, Longton No.1 Plt 2 Section
Pte. Weare J 29 Cumberland St. Newcastle, Staffs No.3 Plt A. Coy.
200727 Pte. Webb, W.H 20 Alma St, Fenton A. Co. No 1 Plt No 4 Sec Kia 1.7.17
1680 Sgt. Webb, M.M. J 84 urner St. Hanley died Abbots Rd,Abbey No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2774 L/Cpl Webster W.H Elmhurst, Seabridge Rd, Newcastle D Company Kia 13.10.15
2303 Dmr Weeks W 100 Newcastle St, Burslem No.5 Platoon
1539 Pte Weetman J 45 John St, Goldenhill No.8 Plt, B. Coy
3918 Pte Wetton P Filleybrooks, Walton, Stone D Company
3572 Pte Wharton A 16 High St, Sandyford, Tunstall D Company
2274 Pte Wheat V 22 Gower St, Longton No.12 Plt. C.Coy
Pte. Whieldon 46 Caroline St. Longton No. 2 Platoon
2042 Pte Whiston J No.4 Plt A. Coy.
2755 Pte White L.H Meadowside, Poolfield Ave, Newcastle D Company
2756 Pte White L.R Meadowside, Poolfield Ave, Newcastle D Company
1544 Pte Whitehead A 10 Newcastle Rd, Talke No.8 Plt, B. Coy
1725 Pte Whitehouse J.W 35 Kinsey St. Silverdate, Staffs D Company Kia 13.10.15
Pte. Whitehouse 37 Kildare St, Florence, Longton No. 2 Platoon
2727 Pte Whitfield W Hazeldene, Newcastle D Company

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Posted 07 August 2008 - 12:59 PM

Harrowing list , Kev me owd lad.

Notice the Flannagan boys... mellow.gif
We walk the very streets these men walked....

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Posted 09 August 2008 - 08:30 PM

Kevin.

Only the day before you posted i found a commemoration for J. Perks in Badger Salop. Strange

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 03:12 AM

Does anyone have any more inform ation about this Chap:

2612 Pte Neale H Dove Cottage, Scropton Posston, Derby D Company

Regards,
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Posted 22 September 2008 - 06:10 PM

Andrew,

Any news on a publisher??????

Your old long lost friend (?)

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 02:56 AM

Andrew
Is the book available yet? Have been looking forward to you publishing it.

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Posted 24 February 2014 - 08:38 PM

Andrew,
Hi, I wonder if you would be able to help with my research into my Grandfather and his 3 brothers World War One service. All four came from Rugeley,
Staffordshire. If you have come across any reference to them or could point me in the right direction to research that would be most appreciated.

Benjamin Hollins

Lance Corporal, North Staffordshire Regiment, 6th Battalion.
Service Number 2972
Died 12/11/1915
Buried Armitage, St.John the Baptist Churchyard

I have located a newspaper report on his death.

Lichfield Mercury
Friday 19th November 1915
District News

Armitage - Military Funeral - The funeral took place, with military honours, at the Parish Church on Monday afternoon of Lance-Corporal Hollins,
the North Staffords, who died of wounds received in action in France. The service was conducted by the rector (The Rev E. Samson). An escort and firing party attended, and the conclusion of the service the last post was sounded. Lance Corporal Hollins had been in the Old Volunteer Force and Territorials for some years, at the outbreak of war offered himself for foreign service and had been out in France for eight months. A few weeks ago was seriously
wounded in the leg and was also badly gassed at Loos. He was removed to the American Womens Hospital, Paignton, South Devon. Leaves Wife and three
children. The eldest child is only six years old and the youngest, born since he has been in France, has never seen Lance Corporal Hollins, who was
a native of Rugeley and has three brothers now serving in the army, one of them having been twice wounded.

For interest his youngest child, who he never saw, middle name was Kitchener!
His death is registered in Paignton, Devon.

Questions - Having read your excellent articles on the 46th Division attack, I was wondering if this was the action he was wounded in, I've not managed to find any mention of him though

My grandfather Arthur Hollins served as a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery (No 31335)

His two other brothers were James Hollins (Jimmy) and Edward Hollins (Ted). I don't know which regiment they served with. Ted was well known in Rugeley after the war as he always played the last post on Rememberance Sunday.

I would also be interested to discover which brother had been twice wounded and if they all served together in the North Staffords / North Midlands

I'm aware that that on arrival in france the 1/6th North Staffords were in the Wulverghem area and then Hill 60 before the attack on the Hohenzollern
redoubt. I've not looked past that without knowing who the other brothers served with. I am particularly interested in my Grandfather Arthur Hollins war service but appreciate that it may be difficult to locate his sections specific whereabouts in the RFA.

 

I do have various photo's images of war medal cards etc (but can't work out how to attach them!).

 

As always happy to share any research.

 

Kind regards

 

Tony



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 08:11 AM

Excuse me for butting in but... James Harry Hollins from Rugely, was in 6th North Staffs (1545 and 240084) and entered France on 5 March 1915. He was a territorial before the war and had joined in January 1913, discharged on 19 July 1918. He had a Silver War Badge (425470) and his age was given as 27 years 10 months at discharge (with fits with the age given in 1911 Census where the other three brothers are also listed). There is an MIC showing his entitlement to 1914-15 Star, Victory Medal and 14-18 War Medal.

 

I hope this snippet helps you.



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Posted 27 February 2014 - 07:12 PM

Hi, thanks for this. I had come across this record before but have also found one for James H Hollins no 121754 who served in the RAMC but was unsure which one was the correct record for my relative. The info on the age of discharge is new and as you say fits with the 1911 census.

 

Many Thanks for your help - greatly appreciated.

 

Tony



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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:29 PM

Regarding the 46th Mids Division - Gt grandfather James Maddocks was there (1/6th South Staffs). I have been trying to post a scan of the document I found in his bible.

I transcribed some time ago and have posted here.

 

Currently I am researching the Glorious Dead and returning heroes of Bilston, Bradley and Ettingshall. When I can figure out how to post images I will post the original in all its tattered glory.

 

 

Prodigious exploits of the 46th Division

 

Whilst to the South and the North of the Basser Canal the Army of Van Quast is retiring by forced march, thus freeing for us the Mining districts from LENS to ARMENTIERES, a magnificent episode of the War has just occurred on the HINDENBURGH line at BELLENGLISE. Here the trench systems of the Field-Marshall ‘of-the-nails’ – consists of three lines – one on the West covered by barbed wire, then the canal of ST QUENTIN, which is full of water then again on the other bank of the canal a further labyrinth of Communication Trenches and saps extending to a depth of one kilometre. A wonderful system, you will agree, from which the enemy Machine Gunners naturally thought they could never be evicted.

 

But the master-piece of this gigantic mining work is the secret tunnel twenty feet high which passes under the canal joining the two trench systems and which I have just come back from inspecting. This tunnel is two kilometres long and is lit up like the passages of an underground railway by three powerful dynamos from the workshops of LEIPSIG. A tramway runs along it in both directions and can be used in case of attack to bring up reinforcing troops in a few seconds under the cover of its concrete vaults. Never has anyone seen a better example of ingenuity combined with defensive art.

 

It amounts to this – that there were two trenches – the Canal and the tunnel which had to be carried on the morning of the 25th before GENERAL RAWLINSON’S ARMY could break through on the North of ST QUENTIN and so enable GENERAL DELENEY to free the captive City.

 

The honour of overcoming all these difficulties fell to the 46th Division composed of soldiers from the Midland Counties.

The General commanding one of these Brigades is already known to you. Two years ago at the time of the first British Armies on the French Front I told you about the almost  ???? adventure of this young General of tiger like red moustache who in former days was a Colonel in the Guards, and who like ROLAND at ROMGEVREAUX, led the charge at LEBEOUF, sounding on his Silver horn the Hunting calls of old Scotland. His name is General X – a brave man and a gallant hero.

 

Two days before the attack, being in the Line on the edge of the SOMME CANAL, he put his brigade through a general rehearsal for the crossing. The brave lads of the Midland Counties, furnished with the same lifebelts which they wear when crossing the Channel, threw themselves into the water, -swimmers and non-swimmers like, and all with the same courage. The rehearsal took place on a bitterly cold afternoon.

 

Then came dawn Sunday 29th, and on the whistle being sounded by their young leader, part of the division, under cover of the half light of day break, threw themselves into the Canal under the direct fire of Bosche Machine Guns, touched bottom and then hauling themselves onto the bank engaged and overcame the outposts in a Bombing duel. Then having completed the Mopping up they threw out steel cable onto which clung the men who were coming to grief in the water.

It is true there is a bridge at BELLENGLISE, but was it still standing? A corporal and four men slipping into the Trench on the further Bank went off on a reconnaissance. On the approach of the Bridge, still intact, they surprised three sentries. One was despatched to a better World and another went to keep him company; the third kept quiet by the revolver of the Corporal never budged. Willing or not he was obliged to point out the Mine Chambers, hidden in the sides of the Bridge. A soldier then out the l???. A Flare was the signal for the success of this Mission, and the Mids Division ______ _______ ____ this Tunnel: a Company manhandled up a medium calibre gun and two mortars and then at the very entrance to the subterranean passage, opened a point blank fire. Then came grenades thick as a hailstorm, followed by shrieks of horror and every sign of panic.

Out of the smoke, there emerged, one by one, Two Regiments of panic stricken Huns, a Thousand men livid with fear were picked up here without any further trouble than that of disarming them.

The Division after overcoming the Fortifications pushed forward.

A strong patrol surprising Two Batteries in the open, bayoneted the men serving the Guns and seized the Guns and Munitions. By midday the Division had pushed forward to a depth of six kilometres and captured 70 Guns and 4,000 prisoners; one prisoner went off struggling; a record in these days. The following day our Cavalry bursting through the Gap, the Bosch retreated, and the French entered ST QUENTIN.

 

 

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Posted 21 March 2014 - 07:51 PM

Interesting but I think this describes the storming of the St Quentin Canal on 29 September 1918, rather than the failed attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 13 October 1915. Am I right?



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Posted 22 March 2014 - 07:35 PM

Interesting but I think this describes the storming of the St Quentin Canal on 29 September 1918, rather than the failed attack on the Hohenzollern Redoubt on 13 October 1915. Am I right?

Definitely the storming of the St Quentin canal in Sept 1918 rather than the Hohenzollern redoubt in 1915.

 

Wasn't the breaking of the Hindenburg line by the storming of the canal by the 46th North Midland Division once praised as the 'Finest feat of arms' carried out throughout the war?



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Posted 28 March 2014 - 08:21 PM

Yes it is the St Quentin Canal, sorry if I popped it on the wrong page/conversation. Still new to site and not finding it easy to navigate. Can I remove it and repost on another/new page?



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Posted 30 March 2014 - 09:11 PM

Staffs Lass - it would be great if you would start a new thread for your St Quentin document. There are many here with a keen interest in the North and South Staffordshire Regiments and the Territorial battalions in particular!

 

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