ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST, IRLAM.
ROLL OF HONOUR 1914-1918
The Roll of Honour is inscribed on a memorial in the form of a stone cross which is situated at the entrance to the churchyard. The memorial also contains a dedication inscription that reads as follows:
THIS CROSS WAS ERECTED BY THE PARISHONERS OF IRLAM IN GRATEFUL MEMORY OF THOSE FROM THE PARISH WHO DIED IN ACTION DURING THE GREAT WAR 1914-1918
|D. McConnell||C.Darley||R.Valentine||W. Bowker|
|T.H. Owen||J.Hesford||F.O. Hickson||H.Brooks|
COMMONWEALTH WAR GRAVES WITHIN THE CHURCHYARD
Private A E Farrall, Service No. 66304, 105th Training Reserve, Died 31st July 1917.
Private Percy Stringer, Service No. 41241, Northumberland Fusiliers, Died 12th September 1917.
Private Joseph Rigby Bowker, Service No. 39591, 42nd Batt. Machine Gun Corps, Died 30th July 1919
Wren Elsie Thompson, Service No. 34666, Womens Royal Naval Service, Died 17th August 1942
Lance Corporal James Wilson, Service No.944, 1/6th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Died Gallipoli,5th June 1915. Son of James and Eliza Ellen Wilson of 604 Liverpool Road , Irlam, Lancashire.
Private Norman Findlater, Service No. 51324, 8th Company Imperial Camel Corps, Died Jerusalem 6th May1918. Son of Andrew and Marion Findlater of 17 Astley Road, Irlam, Lancashire.
Private James Eve, Service No. 18232, 15th Bn.Royal Scots, Died Somme, France, 1st July 1916. Son of James and Matilda Eve of 5 Astley Road, Irlam, Lancashire.
Private William Barber, Service No. 17287, 20th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Died 1st July 1916.
Lance Corporal Joseph Powell, Service No. 13846, 2/9th Bn. Manchester Regiment , Died 9th October 1917, Son of John Henry and Ada Powell of 2 Dixon Street, Irlam, Lancashire.
Bombardier John Hesford, Service No. 70065, 147th Heavy Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery, Died 4th September 1918. Son of William and Elizabeth Hesford of Barton Moss.
Private G. H. Bracegirdle, Service No.36249, 7th Bn. Border Regiment, Died 4th May 1918, Son of Alice Bracegirdle of 8 Caroline Street, Irlam, Lancashire.
Private Robert Valentine, Service No. 141339, 25th Bn. Machine Gun Corps, Died 10th April 1918, Son of James and Alice Valentine of 30 Prospect Road, Cadishead, Lancashire.
Private Arthur Ogden, Service No. 31066, 16th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Died 31st July 1917
Private Frederick Oswald Hickson, Service No. 52252, 19th Bn. Kings Liverpool Regiment, Died 24th November 1916, Son of Fred and Alice Hickson of 25 Silver Street, Irlam, Lancashire.
Private John Wilde, Service No. 31219, 19th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Died 29th July 1916, Husband of Ellen Alberta Wilde of 12 Woodbine Terrace, Irlam, Lancashire
Private Thomas Wheaton, Service No.13714, 12th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Died 3rd December 1915.
Private Frank Sudlow, Service No. 37694, 2nd Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, Died 12th April 1917, Son of Frank and Hannah Sudlow of 17 Nelson Drive, Cadishead, Lancashire.
Private W. Shepherd, Service No. 25919 23rd. Bn. Manchester Regiment, Died 27th July 1916.
Private Arthur Atkinson, Service No. 202296, 2/5th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Died 14th October 1918, Son of William and Sarah Ellen Atkinson of 35 Addison Road, Irlam, Lancashire.
Private Henry Ingram, Service No. 34494, 11th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, Died 10th August 1917, Son of David and Sarah J. Ingram of Railway Cottage, Barton Moss, Lancashire.
Lance Corporal William Makinson, Service No. 9781, 11th Bn. Lancashire Fusiliers, Died 16th July 1916, Husband of Mary Makinson of 10 Dixon Street, Irlam, Lancashire.
Wireless Operator William Edmund Pinder, S.S. Mexico City, Mercantile Marine, Died 5th February 1918, Son of John William and Harriet Pinder of "Coniston" Liverpool Road, Irlam, Lancashire.
Private Harry Blanch, Service No. 13672, 11th Bn. Manchester Regiment, Died 10th January 1917, Son of Harry and Mary Ellen Blanch of 39 Moss Side Road, Cadishead, Lancashire.
Private James Patterson, Service No. 80267, 29th Labour Corps, Kings Liverpool Regiment, Died 23rd April 1917, Son of Francis and Elizabeth Patterson of Cadishead, Lancashire.