Tuesday, 5 July 2016

An ongoing project to honour those who fought in the Great War ...........by Martin Logan


Brass memorial plaque
My name is Martin Logan and I worked on Manchester Buses from 1977 until retirement in 2014, 34 years at Princess Road Bus Depot, then 3 years at Sharston Bus Depot until March 2014.

I was always conscious of the Memorial Plaque on the outer wall of Princess Road Bus Depot. However as time went on I started to look more closely at it and I then began to wonder who were they, these men whose names were inscribed on this piece of bronze

Since 2008 I have made contact with the relatives of Herbert Berry, George Leonard Collins and William Starkey who died on the 1st July 1916.

To date I have found info on 295 of the 310  names inscribed on the Memorial Plaque. In researching I have found many errors in spelling of names and incorrect Service Numbers / Regiment. This could be the reason why I am having difficulty in accessing information on the remaining 15 names.

James Gilmour, Charlotte Starkey and Martin Logan*
Can U help

Heald W – Guard – Rifleman - 8th Battalion Rifle Brigade
Jones B – Car Cleaner – Royal Naval Division
Lamb G (George) – Labourer – 21st Battalion Manchester
Locklin J - Car Cleaner – Private – National Reserve
Mangnall T (Thomas) – Car Cleaner –6th Batt Loyal Nth Lancashire
McCullough E (Edward) – Driver – Royal Garrison Artillery
McNamara A – Driver – 160837 Gunner – Royal Field Artillery
Partington E – Trolley Boy – 53rd Y.S. Battalion Liverpool
Robinson J – Platelayer – 3/8 Battalion Manchester
Robinson JH – Clerk – Kings Own Royal Lancaster
Smith Arthur – Linesman – Royal Engineers
Smith Harold John – Guard – 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers
Smith Wm – Clerk – 6th Battalion Manchester
Taylor W – Trolley Boy – Manchester
Wolstenhulme R – Despatcher – 51st Training Reserve Battalion

Please contact me martin.logan@btinternet.com / 07985490124

Martin Logan © July 2016

Pictures; brass memorial plaque, and  from Manchester Cathedral Friday 1st July 2016.
Left is James Gilmour, relative of Herbert Berry. Centre is Charlotte Starkey, relative of William Starkey who died on the 1st July 1916 and Martin Logan from the collection of Martin Logan

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