Bygone news: 24 Sep 1915 – The Macclesfield Times

News from the Macclesfield Times and East Cheshire Observer of Friday 24th September 1915.

Back in the Trenches – Local Territorials at Work Again



After a brief period of rest at the base camp, the 1/7th Cheshire regiment are now back again in the trenches, where they are experiencing a further spell of hard work amid the dangers of shell and bullet. Casualties continue to be notified, and this week there are several more deaths to record. Included in the list of fallen heroes is Company Sergeant-Major Powell (formerly of Mottram St Andrew), a soldier with many years’ honourable service to his credit. Two or three of the men were killed while fetching water.
It is gratifying to announce that a Rainow man, Sergeant Bert Lindop, who is only 19 years of age, has been promoted to commissioned rank for conspicuous bravery in the field. He belonged to the machine-gun section, and practically saved a trench himself, doing much execution among the enemy with his gun.


Company-Sergeant-Major George Powell, 16 Duke St, Alderley Edge (formerly of Mottram St Andrew)
Private Bert Nunn, 77 Coare St
Private Harold Goldthorpe, 115 Vincent St
Signaller Harold Warren, 96 Bridge St
Private Gilbert Harrison, Jodrell St
Private Wm. Cooke, 13 Great King St


Sergeant W Sparkes, St George’s St
Corporal T Wellings, Chestergate
Private Hugh Bracegirdel, 38 Barton St
Signaller Horace Sefton, 7 Samuel St
Private Fred Warrington, 57 Bond St
Private Wm Oakes, 4 Parsonage St
Private Ernest Brocklehurst, 13 Blackshaw St


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