Battle of Passchendaele: 31 July to 10 November 1917

At least sixty Macclesfield men died in the Battle of Passchendaele, or Third Battle of Ypres, which took place between 31st July and 10th November 1917. Many more casualties came from the surrounding villages.

Read about the Battle of Passchendaele on Wikipedia.

The names of local men who died during the Battle of Passchendaele that have been traced so far are listed below, with a link to those whose details have been uploaded to this website. The details highlighted in bold are for those who died on the first day of the battle.

There are several duplications of names on the Macclesfield and nearby village memorials.

Grateful thanks to Harry Carlisle for his help with compiling the list.

 

Macclesfield

58230 Pte ERNEST BRADLEY, 16th Cheshire Regt, died 22 October 1917
220017 Pte LIONEL BROUGH, 2/4th Royal Berkshire Regt, died 12 September 1917
14610 Pte THOMAS BROWN, 10th Cheshire Regt, died 30 August 1917
49138 L/Cpl HARRY BULL, 17th King’s Liverpool Regt, died 01 August 1917
268049 Pte ARTHUR CANTRELL, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 31 July 1917
50308 R/fn EDGAR COLLINS, 6th King’s Liverpool Regt, died 20 September 1917
290364 L/Cpl WALTER COX, Yorkshire Regt, died 09 October 1917
37354 Pte JOHN.C.CROWDER, 9th Lancashire Fusiliers, died 04 September 1917
40635 Pte FRANK CUNDIFF, 21st Manchester Regt, died 04 October 1917
307359 Sgt CHARLES REDWOOD DALE, Royal Warwickshire, died 03 September 1917
268225 Pte RICHARD DAVIES, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 31 July 1917
44951 Pte WILLIAM DENNERLEY, 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers, died 07 November 1917
40636 Pte ARTHUR FERNEYHOUGH, 21st Manchester Regt, died 04 October 1917
268162 Pte ERNEST FERNEYHOUGH, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 31 July 1917
282331 Pte ALBERT. V.FINNEY, 2/7th Lancashire Fusiliers, died 14 October 1917
44958 Pte GEORGE. E. FINLAYSON, 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers, died 26 October 1917
59309 Pte WILLIAM. A. FORSTER, 9th Cheshire Regt, died 20 September 1917
49497 Pte JOHN HENRY GREEN, 11th Cheshire Regt, died 03 August 1917
49364 Pte ALBERT.W.HARRISON, 1st Cheshire Regt, died 04 October 1917
59073 Pte GEORGE BRODIE HAYWOOD, 13th Cheshire Regt, died 10 August 1917
62314 Pte GEORGE HAZELDINE, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 20 September 1917
42805 Pte BERTIE HEATH, 72nd Labour Corps died 25 October 1917
8523 Cpl ARTHUR HERITY 16th Cheshire Regt, died 22 October 1917
41326 Pte ALFRED HILDITCH, 11th Manchester Regt, died 16 August 1917
30746 Pte HARRY HOLT, 13th Cheshire Regt, died 10 August 1917
50038 Pte GEORGE VICTOR JONES, 13th Cheshire Regt, died 10 August 1917
59042 Pte JOHN EDWARD JONES, 13th Cheshire Regt, died 10 August 1917
243183 Pte BENJAMIN. H. KIRKHAM, 1st Cheshire Regt, died 04 October 1917
G/19602 Pte GEORGE.H.KIRKHAM, 10th Royal West Kents died 31 July 1917
242369 Pte JOHN KIRKHAM, 1st Cheshire Regt, died 05 October 1917
244757 Pte MARTIN LORD, 4/5th Loyal North Lancs, died 26 October 1917
235204 Pte WILLIAM MADDOCKS, 1/4th South Lancashire Regt, died 20 September 1917
17924 L/Cpl JOSHUA MAKIN, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 31 July 1917
9905 Pte WILLIAM MASON, 9th Cheshire Regt, died 22 September 1917
357935 Pte HAROLD MAYERS, 10th King’s Liverpool Regt, died 31 July 1917
26552 Pte THOMAS LEO McDONALD, 2nd Royal Dublin Regt, died 07 August 1917
7917 L/Cpl EDWARD McGOWAN, 8th Kings Royal Rifle Corps, died 24 August 1917
44995 Pte HORACE. W. MORLEY, 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers, died 26 October 1917
203021 Pte FRED MOSS, 1/4th King’s Own Yorkshire Regt, died 10 October 1917
30992 Pte ROBERT. W. NESBITT, 1/5th Lancashire Fusiliers, died 06 September 1917
45002 Pte FRANK NEWTON, 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers, died 26 October 1917
77354 Gnr FRANK OLDFIELD, 284th Siege Battery, R.G.A., died 26 September 1917
35256 Pte ELLIS POMFRET, 2/9th Manchester Regt, died 09 October 1917
58199 Pte THOMAS POYNTON, 16th Cheshire Regt, died 22 October 1917
39816 Pte GEORGE. M. PRICE, 5th South Wales Borderers, died 02 October 1917
49177 Pte FRANK ROOME, 17th King’s Liverpool Regt, died 31 July 1917
290591 Pte JOHN ROSE, 16th Cheshire Regt, died 22 October 1917
202540 Pte GEORGE SHARPLEY, 10th Yorkshire Regt, died 04 October 1917
203263 Pte WALTER SIMPSON, 3/5th Lancashire Fusiliers, died 22 August 1917
33446 L/Cpl JAMES SLACK, 2nd Yorkshire Regt, died 25 August 1917
282581 Pte ALFRED. W. SMITH, 1/5th Lancashire Fusiliers, died 06 September 1917
40629 L/Cpl JOHN STEELE, 21st Manchester Regt, died 24 October 1917
26379 L/Cpl JOSEPH STEELE, 1/6th Seaforth Highlanders, died 31 July 1917
58121 Pte THOMAS SYKES, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 31 October 1917
203266 Pte ALBERT. E. TAYLOR, 3/5th Lancashire Fusiliers, died 09 October 1917
45040 Pte HARRY TAYLOR, 1/5th Northumberland Fusiliers, died 26 October 1917
49346 Pte HERBERT TAYLOR, 1st Cheshire Regt, died 09 October 1917
50481 Pte GEORGE WALKER, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 20 September 1917
35361 Pte FREDERICK WARDLE, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 20 September 1917

 

Alderley Edge

117851 Gnr PERCY PILKINGTON, 58th Royal Field Artillery, died 1 Oct 1917
36644 Pte JOSEPH STEELE, 100th Machine Gun Corps, died 25 Sept 1917

 

Astbury

290706 Pte HAROLD CLARKE, 10th Cheshire Regt, died 1 Aug 1917
49478 L/Cpl ERNEST H DAVENPORT, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 20 Sept 1917

 

Bollington

52836 L/Cpl CHARLES BAGULEY, 21st Manchester Regt, died 27 Oct 1917
37350 Cpl WILLIAM H BEARD, 9th Lancashire Fusiliers, died 5 Sept 1917
14544 Sgt JOHN BERRY, MM, 10th Cheshire Regt, died 11 Aug 1917
36487 A/Sgt JOHN BROWN, 7th East Lancashire Regt, died 31 Jul 1917
65467 Pte LEO CLAYTON, 8th King’s Liverpool Regt, died 27 Oct 1917
22138 Pte WILLIAM HALLOWELL, 6th King’s Liverpool Regt, died 16 Aug 1917
11504 Pte HUGH HART, 1st Cheshire Regt, died 9 Oct 1917
291058 Pte SAMSON LEIGH, 13th Cheshire Regt, died 10 Aug 1917
12001 Pte HAROLD MAYERS, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 31 Jul 1917
200235 Sgt TOM WILKINSON, South Lancashire Regt, died 20 Sept 1917
27681 Pte JOHN NORMAN WOOD, 2nd Grenadier Guards, died 14 Oct 1917

 

Buglawton

14153 Cpl JIM WOOD, 17th Lancashire Fusiliers, died 22 Oct 1917

 

Congleton

267020 Pte ALBERT BALL, 2/6th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died 26 Aug 1917
Lieut FREDERICK OVER BATE, 9th Machine Gun Corps, died 25 Sept 1917
13911, Pte ERNEST BIRKENSHAW, 22nd Machine Gun Corps, died 04 Oct 1917
14524 Pte EMMANUEL BLEASE, 1st Cheshire Regt, died 27 Oct 1917
202079 Pte ARTHUR EDWIN BROUGH, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 29 Sept 1917
29679 Pte JOSEPH BUCKLEY, 6th South Wales Borderers, died 6 Aug 1917
235355 Pte EDWARD COOK, 15th Cheshire Regt, died 20 Sept 1917
11177 Pte JOHN HENRY CORNES, 21st Manchester Regt, died 4 Oct 1917
49478 Pte ERNEST HENRY DAVENPORT, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 20 Sept 1917
B/203506 Rfn CHARLES DENHAM, 1st Rifle Brigade, died 3 Oct 1917
49970 Pte RICHARD GOODALL, 13th Cheshire Regt, died 5 Aug 1917
P.W. 468 Pte RICHARD HACKNEY, 18th Middlesex Regt, died 3 Oct 1917
252705 L/Cpl JOHN MELLOR, 2/6th Manchester Regt, died 31 Jul 1917
12537 Pte JACK MOSS, 8th North Staffordshire Regt, died 20 Sept 1917
12672 Cpl WALTER TAYLOR, 9th Cheshire Regt, died 20 Sept 1917
CH/17390 Pte HERBERT TUNSTALL, 1st Royal Marines, died 26 Oct 1917
14153 Cpl JAMES WOOD, 17th Lancashire Fusiliers, died 22 Oct 1917
40669 Pte CHARLES WILLIAM WORRALL, 1/5th Cheshire Regt, died 24 Oct 1917

 

Goostrey

37230 Pte HERBERT JAMES HARDY, 7th South Lancashire Regt, died 22 Sept 1917

 

Henbury

40635 Pte FRANK CUNDIFF, 21st Manchester Regt, died 4 Oct 1917

 

Holmes Chapel

1894 Pte ERIC NOPPEN, 2/4th The Loyal North Lancashire Regt, died 26 Oct 1917

 

Hulme Walfield

56390 Pte JAMES S NEWTON, 14th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, died 4 Aug 1917

 

Kerridge

52836 L/Cpl CHARLES BAGULEY, 21stManchester Regt, died 27 Oct 1917
22138 Pte WILLIAM HALLOWELL, 6th King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, died 16 Aug 1917
291058 Pte SAMPSON LEIGH, 13th Cheshire Regt, died 10 Aug 1917
12001 Pte HAROLD MAYERS, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 31 Jul 1917

 

Kettleshulme

T/4/065185 Drv GEORGE BELFIELD, 287th Army Service Corps, died 2 Aug 1917
240344 Pte ARTHUR HEATHCOTE, 2/6th Notts & Derby Regt, died 27 Sept 1917

 

Lower Withington

18002 Pte FRED BLACKHURST, 1st Cheshire Regt, died 4 Oct 1917

 

Marthall

67173 Spr WALTER NEWTON WILSON, 147th Royal Engineers, died 23 Sept 1917

 

Mobberley

29135 Pte THOMAS DANIEL, 1st Royal Warwickshire Regt, died 4 Oct 1917
2181 L/Cpl WILLIAM GREAR, MM, 45th Australian Infantry, died 14 Oct 1917
92043 Gnr ROBERT NORBURY, 111th Royal Garrison Artillery, died 29 Sept 1917

 

Nether Alderley

27497 Pte TOM RIDGWAY, 1st Cheshire Regt, died 20 Sept 1917
Capt NOEL ESMOND LEE, 8th King’s Royal Rifle Corps, died 24 Aug 1917

 

Over Peover

26832 Pte WILFRED TAYLOR, 3rd Grenadier Guards, died 8 Sept 1917
4453 Dvr WILLIAM HENRY DUTTON, 122nd Royal Field Artillery, died 21 Aug 1917

 

Plumbley

31592 Pte WILLIAM H LOMAS, 2nd South Lancashire Regt, died 27 Aug 1917

 

Poynton

146183 Spr JOSEPH ARMITAGE, 95th Royal Engineers, died 1 Oct 1917
266809 Pte WILLIAM BUTTERWORTH, Monmouthshire Regt, died 21 Aug 1917
52592 Pte THOMAS HENSHALL, 11th Cheshire Regt, died 13 Aug 1917

 

Prestbury

228555 Gnr ALFRED BAILEY, 38th Royal Field Artillery, died 19 Oct 1917
26294 Pte FRANK BRACEGIRDLE, 7th King’s Shropshire Light Infantry, died 26 Sept 1917
50563 Pte WILLIAM THOMSON, 1st Cheshire Regt, died 4 Oct 1917
80278 Gnr FRANK WARRINGTON, 228th Royal Garrison Artillery, died 17 Oct 1917

 

Rainow

14544 Sgt JOHN BERRY, MM, 10th Cheshire Regt, died 11 Aug 1917
58230 Pte ERNEST BRADLEY, 16th Cheshire Regt, died 22 Oct 1917
290591 Pte JOHN ROSE, 16th Cheshire Regt, died 22 Oct 1917
11469 Pte ARTHUR WOOD, 11th King’s Liverpool Regt, died 13 Aug 1917
291769 Pte HARRY WOOD, 13th Cheshire Regt, died 9 Aug 1917

 

Sutton

10/2876 Cpl WALTER W BULLOCK, DCM, New Zealand Infantry, died 4 Oct 1917
190585 Gnr WILLIAM H INGHAM, 317th Royal Field Artillery, died 17 Oct 1917

 

Swettenham

266934 Pte ARTHUR BUTTERS, 1/7th King’s Liverpool Regt, died 20 Sept 1917

 

Wildboarclough

243183 Pte BEN HOWARD KIRKHAM, 1ST Cheshire Regt, died 4 Oct 1917
242369 Pte JOHN KIRKHAM, 1st Cheshire Regt, died 5 Oct 1917

 

Wilmslow

244711 L/Cpl JAMES BROUGHTON, 4/5th Loyal North Lancs Regt, died 26 Oct 1917
303088 Pte GEORGE CHESTERS, 8th Manchester Regt, died 12 Sept 1917
2nd Lieut ROBERT DODGE, MM, 20th Manchester Regt, died 12 Oct 1917
18559 Pte ROBERT GARNER, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 20 Sept 1917
50470 Pte ANDREW HOBSON, 6th Cheshire Regt, died 25 Sept 1917
Capt JACK LEE, MC, 6th Cheshire Regt, died 31 Jul 1917
49322 Pte GEORGE MASSEY, 9th Cheshire Regt, died 20 Sept 1917
97779 Spr THOMAS MORRELL, 75th Royal Engineers, died 6 Sept 1917
28492 Pte ERIC NOPPEN, 2/4th Loyal North Lancs Regt, died 26 Oct 1917
781403 Sgt HARRY RIGG, 102nd Royal Field Artillery, died 3 Aug 1917
25678 Pte CHARLES A SMITH, 2nd Lancashire Fusiliers, died 11 Oct 1917
43420 Drv ERNEST SNAPE, 12th Royal Field Artillery, died 22 Oct 1917
268190 Pte JOHN SUMNER, 1/6th Cheshire Regt, died 31 Jul 1917
34140 Pte LEONARD SWINDELLS, 8th Yorkshire Regt, died 18 Oct 1917
22978 Pte JOHN THORLEY, 4th Grenadier Guards, died 2 Oct 1917
Capt WILLIAM OSCAR WILKINSON, 7th Cheshire Regt, died 5 Aug 1917
11973 Cpl PERCIVAL ERNEST WOORE, 16th Manchester Regt, died 31 Jul 1917


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Battle of Passchendaele: 31 July to 10 November 1917 — 1 Comment

  1. Joshua Makin frank grans family Newtons & Swindells Clarkes all those family of each other & their friends lost so much

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