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Northern Launches Search For Families Of Those Named On First World War Memorial

Northern is searching for the relatives of soldiers whose names appear on a long-lost war memorial which is soon to be re-housed at Newton Heath train maintenance depot.

More than 60 years after the memorial was moved from the site on Dean Lane, it is set to be returned, having been lovingly restored.

Now Northern is searching for families of those on the memorial ahead of a special unveiling ceremony at the depot on Friday 28 June.

The event will coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Treaty of Versailles – which brought an end to the First World War – and will give all the chance to see the loving restoration carried out by A G Podmore and Sons of York and funded by the Railway Heritage Trust.

At the outbreak of war, in 1914, the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway company had a 37,000 strong workforce. More than 10,000 volunteered for the armed services, with 1,422 losing their lives.

As happened all over Europe, when peace finally came, and the soldiers returned to work, the Lancashire and Yorkshire’s carriage and wagon department created a war memorial, immortalising their 117 fallen comrades, as well as recording the names of all those in the department who served.

The memorial was moved from Newton Heath Carriage Works when it closed and was taken to Newton Heath Town Hall where it stayed until the building was demolished.

Many years later, parts of the memorial were found in the undercroft of Manchester Piccadilly and were subsequently held by East Lancashire Railway for safekeeping.

Chris Jackson, Regional Director at Northern, said: “Now, as a mark of respect to those from the railway family who served in the Great War, the memorial is back where it belongs at Newton Heath.

“We would be delighted to welcome the families of those on the memorial to attend the special event at the end of June and are calling on anyone with information to get in touch.”

The details of the 116 railway workers who made the supreme sacrifice during the First World War are as follows:

Station

Name

Rank

Unit

Bolton

Stockham D “D S M”

 

Plymouth R Marines

Bradford

Fuller W D

 

3rd West Yorks

Bradford

Gledhill H

 

18th West Yorks

Bradford

Stansfield J

 

6th West Yorks

Colne

Seward F S

 

Royal Fleet Res

Colne

West J

 

11th Lan Fus

Dewsbury Junc

Armitage H

 

4th Royal Welsh Fus

Dewsbury Junc

Rayner L

 

1/4th KOYLI

Dewsbury Junc

Richardson W

 

1/4th KOYLI

Dewsbury Junc

Senior E

 

2/6 West Yorks

Fazakerley

Greaves T

 

7th King's L'pool

Fazakerley

Haskayne A

Sergt

11th King's L'pool

Fazakerley

Turner G R

Sergt

3rd King's L'pool

Fazakerley

Walton J A

L/Cpl

12th King's L'pool

Goole

Caunce H

   

Goole

James H

 

RFA C/232 Brig

Irlams-o-th'-Height

Ashworth J

Sergt

2nd York

Liverpool

Classon J

 

2nd King's RR

Liverpool

Cooper J

 

RHA

Liverpool

Mudd A

 

13th King's L'pool

Liverpool

Trafford J

 

3rd Worcester

Lostock Hall

Whitman E T

 

1st Loyal North Lan

Newton Heath

Aldershaw W

 

King's Own RL

Newton Heath

Barnes ET

 

4th King's L'pool

Newton Heath

Bass a

 

2/8th West Yorks

Newton Heath

Black T "M M"

Act 2nd Cpl

RE

Newton Heath

Bluck W

 

RASC

Newton Heath

Boardman T

 

1st King's L'pool

Newton Heath

Bryans W

Sergt

13th King's L'pool

Newton Heath

Carruthers C W

Cpl

8th East Lan

Newton Heath

Cartledge E

Sergt

9th Loyal North Lan

Newton Heath

Catherall A "M M"

Cpl

1st King's L'pool

Newton Heath

Courtney J

 

11th East Lan

Newton Heath

Davies W

 

9th Royal Brig

Newton Heath

Dean W N

 

Royal Marines

Newton Heath

Dearden H

 

7th Kings RR

Newton Heath

Dixon P

 

12th Manch

Newton Heath

Edge W A

 

1st Cheshire

Newton Heath

Faram C

 

2nd Manch

Newton Heath

Fletcher E "M M"

Cpl Wheeler

RFA C/210 Brig

Newton Heath

Fogarty D

 

21st Manch

Newton Heath

Foxall A

 

6th Lan Fus

Newton Heath

Gilday J W

 

1st Manch

Newton Heath

Graves F

 

King's Own RL

Newton Heath

Harling J

 

7th Manch

Newton Heath

Higgins C

 

6th South Lan

Newton Heath

Hilton W

 

3rd Manch

Newton Heath

Holland J W

 

2nd Scot Rif

Newton Heath

Hutchinson A

 

Royal IR

Newton Heath

Jacques G

 

7th Manch

Newton Heath

Jones S A

 

7th Loyal North Lan

Newton Heath

Lee J W

 

6th Scot Bor

Newton Heath

Leech G

 

1st Lan Fus

Newton Heath

McMellan F

L/Cpl

10th Sea High

Newton Heath

Moscrop J A

 

RE

Newton Heath

Newman G

 

2nd East Lan

Newton Heath

Parry E

 

2/6th Lan Fus

Newton Heath

Howard J H

 

4th Res South Lan

Newton Heath

Pegg J

 

East Lan

Newton Heath

Richardson A H

 

2/7th Manch

Newton Heath

Robinson G

 

2nd Manch

Newton Heath

Schofield A R

 

11th King's RR

Newton Heath

Sleigh L

 

HMS Defence

Newton Heath

Taylor A

 

King's L'pool

Newton Heath

Taylor J

 

8th Lan Fus

Newton Heath

Taylor J W

 

7th East Lan

Newton Heath

Thorpe M

 

RGA 133rd Batt

Newton Heath

Tyrer H

L/Cpl

6th Border

Newton Heath

Warner GE

 

RE

Newton Heath

Waterhouse L

L/Cpl

12th Manch

Newton Heath

Waud H F

2nd Lieut

Durham LI

Newton Heath

Whiteside H

Stf Sergt

King's Own RL

Newton Heath

Wilson J

 

2/5th Royal War

Newton Heath

Wilson J

 

11th Lan Fus

Newton Heath

Wood A

 

Loyal North Lan

Newton Heath

Woollen J A

2nd Lieut

3rd Manch

Newton Heath

Worthington CP

 

8th Manch

Newton Heath

Wright WF

 

RE

North Docks

Hurst R

L/Cpl

RE

Oldham Road

Broadbent E

 

7th King's Own SB

Oldham Road

Chorlton WH

 

8th King's Own SB

Oldham Road

Ellis P

 

2/4th Loyal North Lan

Oldham Road

Hopkins A

Act Sergt

8th King's Own RL

Oldham Road

Rimmer J

 

6th Loyal North Lan

Preston

Barnish W

 

4th Loyal North Lan

Preston

Hindle R

 

3/4th Loyal North Lan

Red Bank

Beech J W

L/Cpl

1st Cheshire

Red Bank

Birtles H

 

21st Manch

Red Bank

Bradley W

L/Cpl

1/7th Lan Fus

Red Bank

Davies J

 

8th Rifle Brig

Red Bank

Fisher W

 

RAMC

Red Bank

Gartside A

Cpl

3rd Lan Fus

Red Bank

Jones A

 

21st Manch

Red Bank

Kerrigan J

 

3rd Manch

Red Bank

Leary J

 

RE

Red Bank

Nevin L

 

Royal Marines

Red Bank

Whalen J

 

RE

Red Bank

Whitehead A

 

13th Manch

Salford

Grange H

 

18th Manch

Salford

Latham T

 

9th Loyal North Lan

Sandhills

Denton W

 

20th King's L'pool

Southport

Aughton J

 

6th Royal I

Southport

Marsden T

L/Cpl

17th King's L'pool

Southport

Rimmer W E

 

2nd Middlesex

Sowerby Bridge

Greenwood D

 

2/4th West Yorks

Victoria

Ashworth S

 

2nd Manch

Victoria

Ball D

 

8th Manch

Victoria

Bloor S

 

1/5th Manch

Victoria

Ellis J

 

1/4th King's Own RL

Victoria

Gregory W

 

2nd Manch

Victoria

Jackson T

 

20th Manch

Victoria

White G W

Sergt

6th Manch

Wakefield

Jewson F

L/Cpl

4th London

Wigan

Baldwin J

 

RE

Wyre Dock

Tonkin A

 

2/4th DCLI

Victoria

Ruler J W

 

8th Manch

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