Bygone news: 2 Mar 1917 – The Macclesfield Times

 

Roll of Honour; Local Men at the Front; Local News

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

SIX WEEKS IN THE ARMY – RECRUIT SUCCUMBS TO PNEUMONIA – PTE H BRADBURY

Private Harold Bradbury, of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, son of Mr Samuel Bradbury, 37 Newhall St, Macclesfield, died in hospital at Kinmel Park, North Wales, on Saturday, from pneumonia. Pte Bradbury was a native of Macclesfield, and 36 years of age. He was educated at Christ Church Day School and attended the Parish Church, being a member of the Young Men’s Bible Class and Institute. He was formerly employed at Hovis as a packer. Private Bradbury joined the Army only six weeks ago, and after being in training at Kinmel park for a week, contracted pneumonia. He was taken to hospital… his mother and sister were present just before he died. The deceased has three brothers serving with the colours – Cyclist Ernest, East Lancs Regt (now in training at Colchester); Private Herbert, of the Border Regt (in training in England); and Lce-Corpl Norman, of the South Lancs Regt. The last named is in hospital in London suffering from a wound received in action in France. A brother-in-law, Private C Davenport, is with the Cheshires in France. The funeral took place at the Cemetery on Thursday afternoon.

 

LOCAL MEN AT THE FRONT

HONOUR FOR DR PROUDFOOT

In a list of honours conferred by the King of Serbia during September and October, 1916, appears the name of Dr R Proudfoot, of Macclesfield, who has been granted the Order of the White Eagle, 5th Class, with Swords. He is the partner of Dr J Somerville, J.P., and has been serving since the outbreak of war. As captain in the Sanitary Section of teh Welsh Division, Dr Proudfoot rendered excellent service int he Dardanelles campaign, and for some time he has been acting as a deputy assistant director of medical services in Egypt. He was mentioned in dispatches for his work in Gallipoli.

 

A MILITARY MEDALLIST

At Christ Church, Macclesfield, on Sunday, the flag was flown in honour of Private J F Holland, Cheshire Regt, son of Mr S Holland, Cumberland St, who was recently awarded the Military medal in recognition of bravery in the field. Prior to the war Private Holland was employed in the parcels department at Hibel Road Station. He enlisted in the Territorials on September 4th, 1914, and has been on active service for a considerable period.

 

LOCAL NEWS

WOUNDED SOLDIERS’ RALLY AT THE MEMORIAL HALL

An enjoyable gathering took place at the Brocklehurst Memorial Hall, Macclesfield, on Saturday afternoon, when the patients from the General Infirmary, the Hurdsfield House Red Cross Hospital, and the Rock Bank Hospital, Bollington, were hospitably entertained by the Wounded Soldiers’ Entertainment Sub-Committee. Unfortunately, the men in the Prestbury Road Institution were unable on this occasion to participate, Macclesfield being “out of bounds” for them owing to a case of German measles having occurred in the hospital, and to compensate in some way for their enforced absence the committee forwarded a supply of fruit and sweets… About 70 soldiers attended… In addition to whist and music… competitions proved exceedingly popular… Mr H W Bloor directed the whist drive and the prize-winners were: 1, Private E Stevens; 2, Private Dickinson; 3, Sergt Mason; consolation, Private Hinchin. The competitions resulted as follows: Hat-trimming: 1, Private Hogston; 2, Corpl Riley. Button-sewing: 1, Private McMullen; 2, Private Hollis. Weight guessing (correct weight 11lbs 2¼ozs): 1, Private J Medwell, 11lbs; 2, L/Cpl Nicholson, 10lbs 13ozs. Miss Nicholson and Miss Kelly were the judges for the hat trimming, and the donors of prizes were Mr T J Donohue, Mrs Berisford, Miss Kordian, Mr T Dale, and the Committee. The Misses Kelly provided the hats, trimmings, etc…

 


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