Bygone news: 9 Mar 1917 – The Macclesfield Times

 

Roll of Honour; Local Men at the Front; In Memoriam

 

ROLL OF HONOUR

SOLDIER’S SAD END – KILLED AT HIS OWN GUN – GUNNER J H BARLOW

Mrs Barlow, 4 Copper St, Macclesfield, has been informed that her husband, Gunner Joseph Henry Barlow, Royal Garrison Artillery, died in hospital at Rouen on February 27th from severe burns about the body, hands and face, accidentally sustained in action. He was injured by a shell which exploded backwards. The deceased was 27 years of age, and leaves two children. A native of Macclesfield, he received his education at Daybrook Street School, and was connected with Hurdsfield Sunday School. Gunner Barlow enlisted last June, and was formerly employed as a weaver at the Lower Heyes Mill. After training at Gosport, he was drafted out to France five months ago. His brother, Private Walter Barlow, Cheshire Regt, was recently discharged from the army on account of wounds; and another brother, Private Ernest Barlow, has just gone out to France.

 

SHOT BY A SNIPER – ANOTHER MACCLESFIELD LOSS

Mr and Mrs Arthur Bradshaw, 6 Newton Street, Macclesfield, have been informed of the death in action in France of their son, Signaller Harry Bradshaw, of the Manchester Regt. The sad news was contained in a letter from the deceased soldier’s platoon commander, Second-Lieut C Danziger: …your son… took part in an attack on a strong German position at dawn on February 25th, and it was after the final objective had been gained that he was killed, He had served in my platoon during the last two months, earning the respect of both officers and men.. a cheery and fearless soldier, quick to perform his duty… Wilfred Wright, a comrade of the deceased soldier… [wrote]: He was shot in the stomach by a sniper… about nine o’clock in the morning, and he died almost instantaneously. I myself miss him very much, for I have been his constant companion for over 18 months… Signaller Bradshaw was 20 years of age and received his education at the Crompton Road and Christ Church day schools. He was a member of the Parish Church Men’s Bible Class and was also connected with the Large Sunday School. Prior to enlistment, on the outbreak of war, he was employed at the Chester Road Mill. He was drafted out to France about seven months ago. His brother, Lance-Corporal Bradshaw, is serving with the Welsh Regt in Egypt.

 

LOCAL MEN AT THE FRONT

A MACCLESFIELD OFFICER IN THE FLYING CORPS

Mr Harold E Eaton, only son of Mr Alderman Eaton, has received a commission in the Royal FLying Corps. He has been serving for some time in the Liverpool Scottish, which he joined as a private. Lieut Eaton is 21 years of age and was educated at the Macclesfield Grammar School. He was over on short leave this week.

 

IN MEMORIAM

HUNT – In loving memory of Private Ralph Hunt, 1st Cheshire Regt, who was killed in action March 9th, 1915.

One of the first to answer the call,
He made the greatest sacrifice of all.
Somewhere in France in a nameless grave
Lies our hero amongst the brave.

Always remembered by his wife and little son.


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