A. DAVIS, DCM By 6.30 p.m., therefore, the 42nd Division had to be extricated with loss from the second line Turkish trenches, and had to content themselves with consolidating on the first line which they had captured within five minutes of commencing the attack. On the 15th March the battalion was withdrawn to the Busnes/Burbure/Fouquieres area. C company lost two Officers in early July. He said how impressed he was with the organization and calm efficiency that greeted them. [Gazetted March 11, 1916], 1347 Pte. A large portion of the vineyard had been captured in the first dash, and the East Lancashire men in this part of the field gallantly stood their ground here against a succession of vigorous counter-attacks. On the 20th August, the Ashton Territorials, 9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, marched into Chesham Fold Camp, Bury (a tented camp at Chesham Road). When searching for unit numbers, use cardinal numbers (i.e. His Service Record shows that his medical issues “originated on December 18, 1915 in Gallipoli. On Sept 27 Major RODERICK LIVINGSTONE LEES was awarded the DSO and on Sept 30 he relinquished command of the 1/9th and Major WILLIAM JAMES ANDERSON (of the 33rd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment) assumed command. George Arthur Wilson 9th Battalion Manchester Regiment. STRINGER succeeded in reaching the trench but was subsequently killed by the enfilading fire from a machine gun. WOOD, W.T. They then counter-attacked causing trenches H.10 and H.11 to be entirely lost along with one machine gun and one trench mortar. Sadly, in February and March the Battalion lost two of its senior Officers. Lt. VYVYAN-ROBINSON was wounded, one man was reported missing and three wounded. If you have already submitted a story to the site and your UID reference number is higher than 254107 your information is still in the queue, please do not resubmit without contacting us first. WILLIAM NEVILLE BROADBENT BURY) all reported sick on the same day, November 9th. On November 29, 2/Lt. Pvt. 1659 Pte. On 19th June I went for a medical - six doctors examining you stripped naked, then you passed – A1. We are now on Facebook. Note: The list of Casualties provided here (and in the tables below for each month) is the list of men appearing in the London Times daily casualty lists published throughout the following month. Some 260 officers and men of the 9th joined with the 2/9th while 210 others joined the 1/5th and the 1/6th. Now that the 8th Army Corps front line had been painstakingly moved closer to the Turkish front lines, orders were issued to attack them on June 4th, the attack to be preceded by heavy artillery fire. Pvt. As the Lancastria began to list further to one side they managed to lay their hands on a length of rope which they tied to the deck rail. He would not be the last. If you are enjoying the site, please consider making a donation, however small On October 16, Capt. He displayed great bravery and skill and although enfiladed from both flanks he remained at his post and by his example gave great encouragement to all with him. The casualties suffered by a typical American infantry regiment serving in World War II were horrendous. 9th Loyals – 148th Regiment Royal Armoured Corps. A & C companies attached to the 1/5th East Lancs under Capt. He was quickly followed by Lt. WILLIAM GILBERT GREENWOOD on the 22nd and by Lt. HAROLD EDWARD BUTTERWORTH on the 25th. A period of heavy fatigues followed for the remainder of the month. Hon Lt. JOSEPH MICHAEL CONNERY*. 1st/9th Manchester Regiment Chamberlain conscripted the army for the first time in history. 1st Battalion August 1914 : in Jullundur, India. This figure includes the records for the 1st/8th, 2nd/8th & 3rd/8th Battalions. HARRY YORSTON DIXON all of the 11th Yorks and Lancs Regiment. East Africa, Cameroon and West Africa: WO 95/5289-5388 Addition… Two weeks later, on July 27, Lt. JAMES KNOWLES and 14 men were wounded. Taylor rescuing another man while under fire. [lower-alpha 3] On 7 February 1920, following the establishment of the Territorial Army (T.A. (3) Incidentally, to secure Suvla Bay as a winter base for Anzac and all the troops operating in the northern theatre. From this point onwards the defence of the Suez Canal was complete as no further enemy threat was possible. FRANCE 1917 J. E. TAYLOR, 1155 Pte. PHILIP SIDNEY MARSDEN was reported wounded and on June 12 2/Lt. HARRY YORSTON DIXON was killed by shrapnel during an advance by 52nd Division and 2/Lt. Urine contained albumen and blood is still present. 2/Lt. The objective of the 1/9th in the center was to capture trench G.11. Those left in the battalion remained as a training cadre. [Gazetted June 21, 1916], 1623 Sgt. If the information here has been helpful or you have enjoyed reaching the stories please conside making a donation, no matter how small, would be much appreciated, annually we need to raise enough funds to pay for our web hosting or this site will vanish from the web. This is a list of battalions of the King's Regiment (Liverpool), which existed as a regiment of the British Army from 1881 to 1958. Although wounded on 20th May 1915, he continued to perform his duties, and showed the highest courage on 25th May in aiding the wounded under fire. STANLEY PEARSON, DCM GALLIPOLI 1915 On the 9th … 2/Lt. The 1/9th went into the line on May 21st and remained in their until the 26th. They then rowed about picking up others. Commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial. 16 bombers, a working party under 2/Lt. 6th Loyals – 2nd Battalion Reconnaissance Regiment. The explosion destroyed the Sap and 12 yards of the Firing Line, killing 2 men and wounding 3 others. On the 15th a very heavy ranfall occurred filling some parts of the trenches to a depth of 3 feet. ALLAN HARRISON HUDSON was reported missing (later reported to have been killed). The Regular Battalions - 1st and 2nd - The Manchester Regiment 36 joined on 23rd July 1881 433 joined on 10th October 1882 678 joined on 10th November 1883 744 joined on 26th January 1884 POTTS volounteered to join the bombing party of the 1/4th East Lancashire Regiment and subsequently was issued a Congratulatory Card for gallantry. On the 8th December, consequent on your Lordship’s orders, I directed the General Officer Commanding Dardanelles Army to proceed with the evacuation of Suvla and Anzac at once. The 1/9th went into the trenches on Aug 7, remaining there until Aug 13, and were divided into two separate groups. 1st Battalion Casualties Malaya 1941-1945 This memorial in Manchester Cathedral, Originally erected in the Singapore Garrison Church in 1945 and brought back to England following the withdrawal of British troops in 1965. Men of the Brigade would go out the the crater and secure it by building barricades. The platoon was dug in either side of a road and there were other British units on their flanks. On the 26th November the Battalion was relieved and went into Bivouac in GULLY RAVINE. THOMAS AINSWORTH 2826 Pte. The Officers arriving that day were: Lt. DOUGLAS BUCHANAN STEPHENSON 1st, 2nd, 3rd etc.). [Gazetted Sept 15, 1915]. No known grave. photographs, documents or items from the First or Second World War, please do not destroy them. New 6th and 7th Battalions were formed in 1939. 1st/8th (Ardwick) Battalion, Manchester Regiment. The next day, on Sept 3 at around 2pm, the Turks exploded a mine right under a sap known as FOUR HOLE POST in the Firing Line where the 1/9th were located. On May 27 he issued orders to immediately and simultaneously advance the front line trenches across the whole of the British and French fronts to within assault distance (200 yards) of the Turkish trenches. WILLIAM GILBERT GREENWOOD. The 1/10th having failed to advance their line under cover of darkness were forced to try again during the day. Records of 9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment from other sources. DIXON were assigned to C company. ARTHUR WILLIAM FIELD CONNERY was badly wounded in the mouth by shrapnel and went to hospital. [Gazetted Feb 1, 1916]. On the 10th August, 1914 Lord Kitchener announced that the Territorial Force could volunteer to serve overseas and just 2 days later the Ashton Battalion accepted the invitation for Foreign Service, (with 858 men volounteering for overseas service) and became one of the four infantry battalions of the 126th (East Lancashire) Brigade. They ended the war in Soire le Chateau near Avesnes. But in the centre a stiff battle raged all day up and down a vineyard some 200 yards long by 100 yards broad on the west of the Krithia road. recording and preserving recollections, documents, photographs and small items. The 9th Battalions numbers were dwindling fast despite three significant drafts of reinforcements from England arriving in July, August and October. OLIVER JEPSON SUTTON and 969 Sgt. [Gazetted June 21, 1916], 1083 Pte. On being ultimately relieved he was utterly exhausted by his arduous and gallant work of bomb-throwing. NOWELL to be Major. 2/Lt. where from a distance he could see that the bridge was being prepared for demolition by what appeared to be British troops. On July 2,  four new Officers arrived and were assigned to the 1/9th; Lt. ARTHUR CLAUDE VYVYAN-ROBINSON, (10th South Lancs Regiment), Lt. SAMUEL PORTER, Lt. JAMES P. KNOWLES and 2/Lt. 5th Loyals – 18th Battalion Reconnaissance Regiment. He shouted back "British soldiers" and received the reply "advance British soldiers!". The Wartime Memories Project is the original WW1 and WW2 commemoration website. The following day, on May 24, 2/Lt. The Nominal Roll of men of the 1/9th Manchesters landing on that day included at least the following 860 men shown below. A court of enquiry was held and the details passed to the Division. THOMAS PENNY had been wounded and brought him back to the trenches and then went back out and returned to digging even though he himself had been wounded. The next day the 9th Battalion embarked on H.M.T. It looked very like it, for now the enfilade fire of the Turks began to fall upon the Manchester Brigade of the 42nd Division, which was firmly consolidating the furthest distant line of trenches it had so brilliantly won. The Brigade proposed an attack, supported by artillery, along a line from the S.E. GEORGE JAMES SILVESTER saw that 1413 Pte. [Gazetted Sept 15, 1915]. The Manchester Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 until 1958. JOHN (JACK) MAYALL WADE against the other trench. We currently have a huge backlog of submissions which need to be edited for display online, if you have a good standard of written English, an interest in the two World Wars and a little time to spare online we would appreciate your help. The Manchester Regiment was a regiment of the British army, formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 63rd Regiment of Foot and the 96th Regiment of Foot into the 1st and 2nd Battalions. LAIRD KIRWAN and 2/Lt. In five minutes the first line of Turkish trenches were captured, and by 12.30 p.m. the Brigade had carried with a rush the line forming their second objective, having made an advance of 600 yards in all. Second Lieut. No 5 QMS G BOOCOCK All three men were subsequently mentioned in despatches, as reported in the London Gazette of November 5, 1915. They arrived at Alexandria on the 25th September, and were transported to the Citadel and Kasr-el-Nil barracks, Cairo. ERIC RICHARDSON was appointed Staff Captain of the 126th Brigade and left the Battalion. Redbreast bound for Mudros West. This Division left India on 29 August 1914 as part of the Indian Corps and moved to France, landing at Marseilles on 26 September 1914. The transport section which included horses, mules, one cart and two machine-gun carriages, along with the recently promoted Major RICHARD BOTTOMLEY NOWELL, Lt. JOHN BROADBENT* and 26 other ranks of the 1/9th embarked on HMT COMMODORE. See my posts on the 11th (1st South Down) Battalion, 12th (2nd South Down) Battalion and 13th (3rd South Down) Battalion, The Royal Sussex Regiment. This action was to become known as the Third Battle of Krithia. On May 27 he issued orders to immediately and simultaneously advance the front line trenches across the whole of the British and French fronts to within assault distance (200 yards) of the Turkish trenches. JOSEPH S. SWINDELLS. JOHN BROADBENT of the transport section also reported sick this day followed by Capt. The Battalion War Diary on December 18 reports that three Congratulatory Cards from the Major-General Commanding the Division were received for: as opposed to ordinal numbers (i.e. Private, 2nd/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. 2/Lt. WILLIAM MARSDEN BARRATT LUCKETT. Armitage dying at home from sickness contracted overseas. EGYPT 1916 Other than this there was little danger from hostile forces faced by the Battalion during this time, their main threat being sickness and disease brought on by unsanitary conditions and the harsh summer climate of the Sinai desert. Dad described that they got on board the Lancastria fairly early in the morning. P. WOODRUFF, And, in a rather belated recognition of their efforts, the Battalion War Diary for March 1916 reported that Cards of Congratulation were received from the Major-General Commanding the 42nd Division, for good work done in Gallipoli for the following men: He was himself wounded in the arm by the explosion. Captain R.B. The battalion moved to Gorre on the 24th January where trench warfare continued with raids from both sides. This amalgamated battalion became 65 Anti-Aircraft Regiment RA in December 1936. 2/Lt. Although the 9th battalion succeeded in taking the Turkish trench, the Royal Naval Division failed to achieve their objective. The following is taken from Sir Charles Monro’s Gallipoli Despatch, who was sent to replace the sacked Sir Ian Hamilton as Commander in Chief of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. GEORGE WILLIAM HANDFORTH reported sick. Capt. 1st/9th Manchester Regiment Chamberlain conscripted the army for the first time in history. By early January the 9th Battalion had left Mudros and were back in Egypt on guard duties of the Suez Canal. ROBERT GARTSIDE WOOD brought back a wounded man of the 1/10th Manchesters but was seriously wounded in the leg. On July 14, the recently arrived, 2/Lt. Both sides had drawn heavily upon their stock of energy and munitions, but it seemed clear that whichever could first summon up spirit to make another push must secure at least several hundreds of yards of the debatable ground between the two fronts. 2/Lt. Copyright © 2018-2021 www.grandadswar.org, 1/9th Manchesters Casualties October 1915, 1/9th Manchesters Casualties December 1915, C.O.s of the 1/9th Battalion Manchester Regiment. The Commonwealth War Graves Commission has 778 recorded WW1 deaths for the 8th (Ardwick) Battalion, Manchester Regiment. W. BURKE and Lt. R. G. WOOD were all recommended for gallantry for their actions on May 25th. Early May 1942 left with 1 Officer and 50 other ranks to join 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. Our SYDNEY NAYLOR, recently arrived the pevious month, was wounded. The Manchester Regiment was a regiment of the British Army, formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 63rd Regiment of Foot and the 96th Regiment of Foot into the 1st and 2nd Battalions; the Militia became the 3rd (Reserve) and 4th (Extra Reserve) Battalions; these reserves later became the 9th Battalion. HARRY GRANTHAM, DCM While its personal were transferred to the Regular Army 1st Battalion on 12 July 1919 disembodied on 29 July, it was not formally disbanded until April 1953. For example, by the end of January, 1945, the 47 th Infantry Regiment (which fought in France and Germany) had lost well over 100% of their strength to battle casualties, where men were either killed, wounded, missing, or taken as prisoner of war. He was 42 years old when he landed in Gallipoli. The regiment amalgamated with the King’s Regiment (Liverpool) in 1958, to form the King’s Regiment (Manchester … During this period the following casualties were recorded: 1918 The Battalion returned to Suez in early April where they were once again placed on guard duty of the Suez Canal. I was visiting my parents for the weekend and, prior to dinner on a nice summer's evening, he and I had gone down to enjoy a pint or two in a local pub garden. And the 33 Officers landing that day, with the rank and seniority they held on landing, included: On May 11th, the 42nd Division received orders to take over the front line. As the number of men reporting sick increased, the 126th Brigade began to record the numbers of sick per Battalion, starting on September 14th. In December 54 men reported sick. Bury to join the 4th and 5th East Lancashires and the 10th Manchesters, which made up the East Lancashire Brigade. However, shortly afterwards, after a spell as a Corporal and a Depot Training Instructor, Dad was put forward by the regiment for the Officer Cadet Training Unit from where he graduated Lieutenant. WW2 Battalions of the North Staffordshire Regiment At the outbreak of the Second World War, the North Staffordshire Regiment was composed of four battalions. On the 20th August, the Ashton Territorials, 9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment, marched into a tented camp at Chesham Rd. Eventually, with a full complement of rescued men and with a growing slick of fuel oil marking the demise of HMT Lancastria, they made it back to the safety of the harbour. The Manchester Regiment was a line infantry regiment of the British Army in existence from 1881 until 1958. On the evening of May 23/24 the 1/5th East Lancs battalion on the right and the 1/9th Manchesters in the center both advanced 100 yards by digging a series of rifle pits but the 1/10th Manchesters on the left failed in their attempt. Announcements. 1st (Regular) Battalion: From Pont Remy the 42nd Division was moved to an area ten miles east of Amiens, there the 9th Battalion was issued with rifles and steel helmets. On 19th June I went for a medical - six doctors examining you … However, 30 minutes before the attack the Turks heavily shelled the position causing the 88th Brigade to withdraw from the left. Major WILLIAM HENRY ARCHBUTT suffered a heart attack on February 8, 1915 and Major ALBERT HILTON, the Battalion’s Medical Officer, died of disease on March 4, 1915 at Heliopolis. The 9th battalion left the front line at the end of September and took over the coastal defence at the Nieuport front, under constant shellfire and aerial attack. LILLIE to be Lieutenants. After 1.30 p.m. it became increasingly difficult for this gallant Brigade to hold its ground. Commanding Officers Lieut. On July 1, 1914 the Ashton Territorials, a Home Defense Force, found themselves below their permitted strength, (of 28 Officers and 977 men), having only 24 Officers and 888 men despite a recent surge of recruits in February. In the afternoon the first German raid came in which resulted in a ship nearby being hit. PLATT A. Arthur Slater was buried alive and only survived because he was dug out by his comrades. 2/Lt. Want to find out more about your relative's service? A list of the Battalion’s Commanding Officers in World War One can be found here. The Battalion remained in the trenches until October 29th. You can contact me via e-mail at webmaster.grandadswar.org at gmail dot com. PARKER and W.H. Three of the others could swim and two could not. For conspicuous gallantry in flinging a lighted bomb over the parapet, and thus probably saving many casualties. The 9th Battalion Battalion formed part of the British Expeditionary Force and in April 1940 went to France. The Wartime Memories Project has been running for 21 years. 2/Lt. On October 26th a further 11 Officers and 11 other ranks arrived from England. On the 21st November the Peninsula was visited by a storm said to be nearly unprecedented for the time of the year. what little had been taken had been relinquished. EDWARD BALMFORD and 15 men were wounded. On May 23, Lt. Col. This just after they had suffered so heavily in the line. Despite the terrible conditions the Turks were relatively quiet until the 23rd when heavy shelling and a large number (40-50) stick grenades were fired at the trenches. 2067 Pte. CONNERY the Battalion’s Quarter Master. If you can provide any additional information, especially on actions and locations at specific dates, please add it here. Finding the position intennable the troops eventually were forced to retire. Stanley Thomas Collins. This ruled out the Regiment's claim although all the Manchester units had fought hard in this rearguard action to make the Dunkirk evacuation possible. They went into a reserve area on 9th July, undertaking various training exercises and rest. GALLIPOLI 1915 For conspicuous gallantry when covering a retirement under a very heavy fire at a few yards range. JAMES GREENHALGH, DCM He was evacuated from the peninsula and did not return to the regiment until March 1916, when the Battalion was in Egypt. When he was about 75 yards from the bridge, a call rang out of "who goes there?" The Manchester Regiment was a regiment of the British army, formed in 1881 by the amalgamation of the 63rd Regiment of Foot and the 96th Regiment of Foot into the 1st and 2nd Battalions. 400 Sgt. He is commemorated at Pozieres Memorial. The 9th Battalion left Bury for Southampton on the 9th September. Chaos and confusion was everywhere, the German army was running rampant, the fall of France was imminent and amidst all of this Dad had bumped into an old acquaintance from down the road! Search thousands of identified photos, obituaries and service records of First World War officers, soldiers, sailors, nurses, airmen and civilian workers. GRANTHAM and Capt. HARDOLD INGHAM [Gazetted Sept 9, 1915], 180 Cpl. Mjr. Capt. Dad for one had not been in touch with home for weeks and since all their parents probably thought that they were dead, it was decided jointly that they would all try to get home for a couple of days before presenting themselves at the barracks. - 9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment during the Second World War -. GREENHALGH and Cpl. By the end of the fighting 2 Officers and 30 men had been killed, with dozens more wounded. 1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment; 1st Battalion, Hampshire Regiment; 7th Battalion, Devonshire Regiment; 61st Recce Regiment; 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (Machine Gun) Royal Artillery 74th Field Regiment; 90th Field Regiment; 124th Field Regiment [Gazetted Feb 1, 1916]. Back home, recruiting continued at a healthy rate with more than 475 new recruits volounteering in October and November alone. Record same as 2/5th Bn. He was discharged as permanently unfit for any kind of military service and awarded the Silver War Badge on March 23, 1916 suffering from Nephritis. M. Private, 203469. The result of the recent actions were that on the morning of June 7th the 125th Brigade reported that the 1/6 Lancs Fusiliers were not able to be relieved due to a Turkish machine gun flanking their position. Other men were used to supply drafts to under strength battalions, like the 1st Notts & Derby Regiment. The Wartime Memories Project is a non profit organisation run by volunteers. From nightfall till dawn on the 9th-10th efforts were made everywhere to push us back. At least 20 men were killed and many more wounded. For conspicuous gallantry on the 7th and 8th August 1915, at Gallipoli, when acting as a look-out man and sniper. 1792 L/Cpl. The War Diary for the 1/9th Battalion notes that both Sgt. On August 12, Pte. They are not personal diaries (try the Imperial War Museumor Local Record Offices for those). 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