1917 Timeline

Crowder, Frank

Frank Crowder, Shoeing Smith Cpl 37707, 51st Reserve Bty Royal Field Artillery (formerly 36th Bty 33rd Brigade) Accidentally killed 20th January 1917 in the UK, aged 36 … Continue reading

Latchford, Frank

Frank Latchford, Private 66243, 3rd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers Died 5th February 1917 at the Military Hospital, Kinmel Park, St Asaph, aged 24 … Continue reading

Hammond, William

William Hammond, Private DM2/205880, 2nd Mobile Coy, Army Service Corps Died of pneumonia 7th February 1917 at the Military Hospital, Salisbury, aged 32 … Continue reading

Davies, George

George Davies, Private 29984, 1st Garrison Bn, Sherwood Foresters (Notts & Derby Regiment) Died 14th February 1917 in Liverpool, aged 32 … Continue reading

Bailey, James

James Bailey, Private 291810, 7th Royal Welsh Fusiliers, formerly Cheshire Regiment 3956 Killed in action 26th March 1917 in Gaza, Palestine, aged 21 … Continue reading

Clayton, John A

John Arnold Clayton, Second Lieutenant, “A” Coy., 7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment (Mentioned in Despatches) Died 26th March 1917 in Palestine, aged 25 … Continue reading

Moseley, Horace F

Horace Fletcher Moseley, Private 534096, 15th Battalion, London Regiment (Prince of Wales’ Own Civil Service Rifles) Died 9th April 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 19 … Continue reading

Belfield, Harold

Harold Belfield, Private 37496, 134th Coy Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) Died of wounds 11th April 1917 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 18 … Continue reading

Worsley, John

John Worsley, Private 49365, 1st Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 20th April 1917 in France & Flanders, aged 21 … Continue reading

Murphy, Joseph

Joseph Murphy, Private 5540, 3rd Battalion, Connaught Rangers Died 3rd June 1917 at Hurdsfield House Hospital, Macclesfield, aged 30 … Continue reading

Gee, Augustus F

Augustus Frederick Gee, Private 47820, 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Bn, Northumberland Fusiliers Died 5th June 1917 in France, aged 36 … Continue reading

Carter, Harry

Harry Carter, Sergeant 68055, 111th Siege Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery Killed in action 12th June 1917 in Belgium, aged 29 … Continue reading

Webster, John

John Webster, Private 14870, 2/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) Killed in action 28th June 1917 in France … Continue reading

Wood, George

George Wood, Private 33190, 8th (formerly 3rd) Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died while a POW 29th June 1917 in Iraq, aged 20 … Continue reading

Worrall, John H.

John Henry Worrall, Private 13644, 6th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment Accidentally drowned 14th July 1917 in Mesopotamia (now Iraq), aged 21 … Continue reading

Clegg, James

James Clegg, Private 39272, 8th Royal Welsh Fusiliers Died of heatstroke 16th July 1917 in Mesopotamia (Iraq), aged 35 … Continue reading

Travis, Harold J

Harold Jardine Travis, Lance-Corporal 33031, 3rd Battalion, Cheshire Regt Died of illness 16th July 1917 in Wallasey, England, aged 21 … Continue reading

Welch, Joseph

Joseph Welch, Private 116334, 2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles (1st Central Ontario Regt) Died of wounds 17th July 1917 in France, aged 25 … Continue reading

Murray, Francis S W

Francis Samuel Wilkins Murray, Gunner 77394, “C” Bty. 71st Bde. Royal Field Artillery Killed in action 27th July 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 22 … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

Green, Joseph

Joseph Green, Private 244966, 1/4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Killed in action 31st July 1917 in Belgium, aged 19 … Continue reading

Roome, Frank

Frank Roome, Private 49177, 17th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Killed in action 31st July 1917 in Belgium, aged 29 … Continue reading

Scragg, Arthur L

Arthur Leonard Scragg, Lance-Corporal 55559, 10th Battalion, Welsh Regiment Killed in action 31st July 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 31 … Continue reading

Steele, Joseph

Joseph Steele, Lance-Corporal 267379, 1/6th Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders Killed in action 31st July 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 23 … Continue reading

Bull, Harry

Harry Bull, L/Cpl 49138, 17th Battalion, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Killed in action 1st August 1917 near Ypres, Belgium, aged 20 … Continue reading

Latham, Thomas

Thomas Latham, Gunner 71871, 108th Heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery Died of wounds 3rd August 1917 in Stepping Hill Hospital, Stockport, aged 40 … Continue reading

Cleaver, John T.

John Thomas Cleaver, Private 352525, 2/9th Battalion, Manchester Regiment Died of wounds 4th August 1917 in Le Tréport, France, aged 20 … Continue reading

Wood, Harry

Harry Wood, Private 291769, 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Killed in action 9th August 1917 in Belgium, aged 23 … Continue reading

Wood, Arthur

Arthur Wood, Private 11469, 11th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Killed in action 13th August 1917 in Belgium … Continue reading

Slack, James

James Slack, Corporal 33446, 2nd Battn, Yorkshire Regiment (formerly 18975 East Yorks Regt) Died 25th August 1917 in Belgium, aged 24 … Continue reading

Dale, Charles R

Charles Redwood Dale, Sergeant 307359, 2/8th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment Killed in action 3rd September 1917 in Belgium, aged 23 … Continue reading

Crowder, John C

John Charles Crowder, Private 37354, “X” Coy, 9th Battn, Lancashire Fusiliers Killed in enemy air raid 4th September 1917 in Belgium, aged 23 … Continue reading

Beard, William H

William Henry Beard, L/Cpl 37350, 9th Battn, Lancashire Fusiliers (formerly 2470 Ches. Regt) Died of wounds 5th September 1917 in Belgium, aged 27 … Continue reading

Hirst, Albert

Albert Hirst, 39859 Air Mechanic 2nd Class, 63rd Sqdn, Royal Flying Corps Died of heatstroke 6th September 1917 in 133rd British General Hospital, Basra, aged 24 … Continue reading

Smith, Alfred W

Alfred William Smith, Private 282581 (formerly 33928), 1st/5th Battn, Lancashire Fusiliers Killed in action 6th September 1917 in Belgium, aged 22 … Continue reading

Clarke, Frank

Frank Clarke, Mersey Z/813, H.M.S. Pembroke, Royal Navy Died of pneumonia 17th September 1917 in Glasgow Royal Infirmary, aged 23 … Continue reading

Goodwin, Edison

Edison Goodwin, Ordinary Seaman J/71869, H.M.S. “Contest”, Royal Navy Killed in action 18th September 1917 at sea in the English Channel, aged 18 … Continue reading

Collins, Edgar

Edgar Collins, Rifleman 50308, 1st/6th Bn, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) Killed in action 20th September 1917 in Belgium, aged 27 … Continue reading

Bailey, Albert

Albert Bailey, Private 291430, 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds whilst a prisoner of war 28th September 1917 in Egypt, aged 25 … Continue reading

Dawson, Charles

Charles Dawson, Private 291167 (formerly 3724), 1/7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment Died of wounds 19th December 1917 in Palestine, aged 24 … Continue reading

Rowson, Frederick

Frederick Rowson, Private 44200, 74th Coy Labour Corps, formerly 64370, The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) 9th Inf. Labour Coy Died of pneumonia 30th December 1917 in Belgium, aged 42 … Continue reading