Bygone news: 25 Aug 1916 – The Macclesfield Times

News from the Macclesfield Times and East Cheshire Observer of Friday 25th August 1916.

Brave Men’s Sacrifices – Military Funeral at Macclesfield

 

THE ROLL OF HONOUR

The toll of casualties among Macclesfield soldiers continues heavy, and below is a further list of names, some of whom have lost their lives. Yesterday, Lance-Corpl. Thomas Keogh, a Macclesfield man, who succumbed to wounds in a hospital in England, was interred at the cemetery with military honours. No news has been received concerning Private F Moffatt, who last week was reported missing, but two other local soldiers previously posted as missing have sent word that they are prisoners of war in Germany.

 

FATHER MISSING AND SON KILLED
Lance-Corporal Philip Miller, of the King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, [has] died of wounds sustained in action. His father, Alfred Miller, who was in France with the North Staffordshire Regt, has been missing for seven or eight weeks…

 

SON KILLED AFTER A MONTH IN FRANCE
Private Alfred Smith, 11th Cheshire Regt, was killed in action in France on July 30th…

 

A MILITARY FUNERAL
Lance-Corporal Thomas Keogh, 9th Batt Cheshire Regt… died in hospital at Stourbridge, Worcestershire on Thursday last week from wounds received in France…

 

ANOTHER MILITARY MEDALLIST – ROYAL ENGINEER HONOURED
Lance-Corporal (50060) Fred Stewart, of the Royal Engineers, has been awarded the Military Medal for distinguished conduct in the field. He is the third local recipient of this coveted distinction, the other two Macclesfield men to whom the honour has been accorded being Lance-Sergt. Hordern, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, and Sergt-Major Brown, of the Canadians. Lance-Corporal J Berry, a Bollington youth, has also been granted the medal. Lance-Corporal Stewart’s wife resides at 127 High St, Macclesfield….

 

THE DEATH OF PRIVATE GOSLING
Mrs Gosling, Ivy Cottage, Rainow Rd, Higher Hurdsfield, received… official confirmation of the death of her husband, Private James Gosling, Manchester ‘Pals,’ who succumbed to wounds sustained in France on July 30th…

 

LIEUT. HOBBY WOUNDED
The official list of casualties issued this morning includes the name of Lieut. Harold S. Hobby, only son of the Rev. E. A. Hobby. minister of St George’s Street Baptist Church. Mr Hobby received the following telegram… “Sec-Lieut. H S Hobby, Yorkshire Regt, was wounded August 16th but remained at duty”

 

OFFICIALLY REPORTED MISSING
Mrs Clowes, 1 Barker St, off Roe St, has received official notification that her husband, Private James Clowes, 19th (Service) Batt. Manchester Regt, has been missing in France since July 23rd…

 

PRISONER OF WAR
Mr G F Barlow, Bond St, has received a letter from his nephew, Rifleman A E Barlow, 2nd Rifle Brigade, stating that he is a prisoner of war at Dulmen, Germany….

 

WOUNDED AND A PRISONER
Private George Collin Ellinger, of the Royal Fusiliers, Public Schools Battalion, son of Mr and Mrs George Ellinger, Upton, Macclesfield, who was reported missing since the action on JUly 20th, now writes that he is a prisoner of war at Dulmen, Westphalia.

 

AN AUSTRALIAN ON FURLOUGH
Bandsman George Flood, of the Australian Imperial Forces, son of Mrs Flood, 74 Pitt St, is now spending a fourteen days sick furlough with his mother. Bandsman Flood was struck in the temple by a bullet while fighting in France on July 23rd….


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