Prestwich Names – Additional Locations

I have had the privilege of visiting the following memorials/graves and would be only too happy to forward the photographs I took to any relative of those named below:


plymouth_war_memorial_2THE HOE NAVAL MEMORIAL, PLYMOUTH

More than 45,000 men and women lost their lives while serving with the Royal Navy during WWI. Although many were members of the RN Division who died fighting on land, the majority were lost at sea and have no known grave.

After the Armistice, the naval authorities and the Imperial (now Commonwealth) War Graves Commission were determined to find an appropriate way to commemorate naval personnel who had no grave but the sea. The three manning ports in Great Britain of Plymouth, Chatham and Portsmouth were selected for an identical memorial, of unmistakable naval form … an obelisk, to serve as a leading mark for shipping.

The Plymouth Naval Memorial was unveiled by HRH The Prince George on 29th July 1924, it commemorates over 7200 naval personnel of the First World War.  

Able Seaman Tom Gardner J/21878 – HMS Defence RN Ref:12

Telegraphist Mersey Charles Simpson Harrison Z/2128 – HMS Drifter Cosmos RN Volunteer Res Ref:30

“ … to the abiding memory of the ranks and ratings

who laid down their lives in the defence of the Empire

and have no known grave than the sea ..”


Private Edward Jackson Blake 112625 – 7th Btn The King’s Liverpool Rgt Ref: New 127

Lance Corporal James Taylor Grant G/75396 – Royal Fusiliers MM Ref: New 7 “Of Strathspey Prestwich”

Lieutenant Wilfrid Hulme 1st Btn The King’s Liverpool Regt (attached to 6th Trench Mortar Battery) Ref: New 232

Second Lieutenant Harold JonesRoyal Defence Corps Ref: Old 900 “who gave up his life for duty”

Private James Leach 28529 – 1st Btn Manchester Rgt Ref: New 153

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Irene Kellett (Deputy Churchwarden, St.Margaret’s)

Battle - St Mary's ChurchST.MARY’S CHURCH, PRESTWICH



This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Battle-Burngreave-Cemetery-Sheffield.jpgBURNGREAVE CEMETERY, SHEFFIELD

Second Lieutenant George Ernest Unwin  – Labour Corps Ref: W2 C 63

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Ken Wild (Friends of Burngreave Cemetery)


Edward Jackson BLAKEwas the son of Edward and Annie Blake of Big House Farm, Simister Lane, Rhodes. At the time of the 1901 Census, he lived at  248 Simister Lane, Prestwich

James Taylor GRANT – was the son of Robert & Helen Lawrie Grant of “Strathspey”, Guest Road, Prestwich

Tom GARDENER – was the son of James Gardener of 23 Chester Street, Prestwich

Charles Simpson HARRISON – was the son of Charles Judson Harrison & Mary Ann Harrison of 3 Colchester Avenue, Prestwich

Wilfrid HULME – was the son of George & Mary J Hulme of “Saxonholme”, Prestwich

Harold JONES – was the son of Joseph & Harriet Jones. Married to Agnes Hattersfield, they lived at 1 Orange Hill Road, Prestwich

James LEACH – was the son of Jonathan & Mary Alice Leach. He had a wife whose address is recorded as 22 Bailey Street, Prestwich

George Ernest UNWIN – was the wife of Annie Unwin of 6 Arlington Avenue, Prestwich


  • Sue Cooper

    Wilfred Hulme (St. Margaret’s Church, Prestwich) was my grandfather. He died at the Military Hospital, Colchester on 13th November 1918. My mother, his only child, was born on 17th November four days after his death. He was the third of three brothers to lose their lives in WW1.

  • Vince Anderson

    Hi Sue,
    Thanks for the information … will put with our records

    Best Regards

  • Anonymous

    Husband of Doris Saxelby (formerly Hulme, nee Postons)
    Son of George and Jenny Hulme
    Brother of Clarice Stanley Hulme, George Stanley Hulme and Dora Hulme

    Lance Corporal 53010 George Stanley Hulme
    1st Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
    Died 23rd of April 1917 age 25
    Commemorated at ARRAS MEMORIAL, France, Bay 3

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