CASUALTIES OF WAR

The sad story of lives lost.

Extracted from the Manchester Guardian 9th October 1917

230 Officers; 1,965 Men

The casualty list issued last night show the following losses:

Officers:  Dead, 66; wounded or missing, 164

Men:     Dead 474; wounded or missing 1,491

Lt. Col. C S Worthington (wounded)

Lieutenant Colonel Charles Swanwick Worthington, D.S.O., held the rank of major in the Stretford Road (Manchester) Battalion of Territorial when he was on service with the East Lancashire Division in Gallipoli.

Colonel Worthington left Manchester for Egypt in September 1914 and went to Gallipoli with the Manchester Battalion early in May 1915.  In the big attack of June 4th, 1915, he was wounded, and for his service, there was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

He is now in command of a battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) and is reported to have been wounded (not seriously) by shrapnel.  Colonel Worthington is the son of the late Mr T. Worthington of the firm of Messrs Worthington and Son, of Brown Street, Manchester

Before the war, he was engaged by the Calico Printers’ Association and lived at Broomfield, Alderley Edge.

Lieut. Col. G. B. G. Wood (wounded)

Lieutenant Colonel George Benson Glen Wood, D.S.O., Leicestershire Regiment, late Adjutant of the Lancashire Fusiliers (Bury), is reported wounded.

Lieutenant Colonel Wood went to Egypt with the Lancashire Fusiliers where he was wounded in the big attack again the Turkish entrenchments in June 1915.

For his service in Gallipoli, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Order.

Colonel Wood returned to Egypt at the evacuation of the peninsula and later transferred to the Leicestershire Regiment.  He also saw service in the South African War and was severely wounded in that campaign.

Sec. Lieut. J. H. Mainwaring (wounded)

Second Lieutenant J. H. Mainwaring, son of Mr H. H. Mainwaring, of Oxford Road, is lying wounded in the High Street Military Hospital.

He is an old boy of the Manchester Grammar School, who enlisted in one of the ‘Pals’ Battalions, and received his commission in the Army Service Corps.

Sec. Lieut. C. W. Rowlands (killed)

Second Lieutenant Charles W. Rowlands, Royal Welsh Fusiliers (killed in action on September 25th) was the elder son of Mr T. J. Rowlands, of Tolson Street, Broughton, Manchester.

Lieutenant Rowlands enlisted with the Welsh Fusiliers in August 1914 and subsequently……..***

Killed In Action

ASHCROFT  – Killed in action on September 20, Sergeant J. Ashcroft, K. O. R. La*****ters, the dearly loved son of the late William and Alice Ashcroft.  – 230 Fog Lane, Didsbury.

EVANS – Killed in action September 26th, 1917. Aneurts Maldwyn Evans private Royal Welsh Fusiliers aged 26, younger son of Mr and Mrs J. Evans (Cy****) 42 York Ave, Manley Park, Manchester.

DUTTON – Died of wounds on October 3rd, aged 20.  Robert Arnold dearly loved son of Rover and Fanny Dutton, Trenant Road, Irlam o’-th’ Heights.

GILPIN – Killed in action on 2nd October 1917. Sergt. Arthur Gilpin, B.Sc Royal Engineers, aged 21 Years, dearly loved son of Walter and Mary R Gilpin.  88 Seymour Road, South, Clayton, Manchester.

HIGGINBOTTOM – Died of wounds in Germany on April 6th.  Second Lieut. Fred Higginbottom, RFC in his 23rd year, son of the late H. A Higginbottom and Mrs Higginbottom.  Oakfield, Lapwing Lane, Didsbury.

PILKINGTON – Died of wounds in hospital on October 1.  Gunner P. Pilkington, R.F.A., second son of Hubert (Rupert) Pilkington, One Oak, Alderley Edge.

PRICE-HEYWOOD – Killed in action on September 20, 1917, Signal** Geoffrey A Price-Heywood, King’s Liverpool Regt – aged 19.

RALPHS – Killed in action on the 20th September, Lance Corporal A. Ralphs, son of R. H. Ralphs, and late principal of the Underwood School of Shorthand and Typewriting, Manchester.

BOWLANDS – In ever loving and affectionate memory of Second Lieut. Chas. W. Bowlands, MSM, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, killed in action September 26th, 1917, aged 22 years, eldest and beloved son of Mr and Mrs T, J. Bowlands, 7 Tolance Street, Broughton and member of Councilor W. Bowlands *****

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