7 April 2018

1st Cheshire Regiment - Other Rank PoWs 1914


There are nearly 700 men on this roll call of Cheshire Regiment men who became prisoners of the Kaiser before Christmas Day 1914. The majority of these men were captured in October and November 1914. Their names appear on several lists held by the Imperial War Museum:

  • B.O.2 1/62 to B.O.2 1/65 are four 4-page hand-written lists of Cheshire Regt NCOs and men taken PoW before 25th December 1914; these lists submitted to Sir Ernest Goodhart on the 20th February 1919.
  • B.O.2 1/80 is a 26-page list of Cheshire Regt men who were captured up to and including 25th December 1914.  This list was sent to Sir Ernest Goodhart on 31st December 1918

For more on what I call the 'Princess Mary tin PoW collection' click on the link. Many of the men listed below appear on more than one list and where this is the case I have removed duplicate entries. In such cases, where a man is recoreded with more than one rank, I have taken the higher rank. The image above shows men of the Cheshire Regiment and Royal Welsh Fusiliers on their way to the Front in 1914.

My full transcription of this collection includes for some, but not all, of the men, home address, next of kin, next of kin address, whthere or not the man had been repatriated at the time of compilation. I have also added notes and observations to some records.


Remember. I research soldiers!

9328 Private J Adshead, 7637 Private F Ainscoe, 8300 Private G Ainscough, 7519 Private P Alden, 6935 Private J Allen, 10054 Private R Allman, 10124 Private E A Anderson, 7431 Private J Andrews, 6980 Private S Ankers, 8500 Private J Ashbrook, 8111 Private G Ashton
8457 Private A F Ashwell, 7295 Private J Astbury, 7434 Sergeant G Aston, 9987 Private M Atkinson.

9685 Private P Bahan, 7719 Private E Bailey, 7674 Lance-Corporal F Bailey, 7919 Private W Bailey, 9461 Drummer C Baker, 8769 Private H Baker, 6289 Private J Baker, 8816 Private L Baker, 8871 Private W C Baker, 7775 Private C E Banks, 7137 Private A Barbour
6465 Private S Bardsley, 9256 Corporal E Barrow, 8013 Sergeant W G Barrow, 7130 Corporal S Baskerville, 8351 Private F Baum, 7211 Private J Beard, 10361 Private A Bell, 8435 Private E Bell, 9786 Private Benjamin Bennett, 10045 Private H Bennett, 9822 Private S F Benskin, 6957 Private T Beresford, 6594 Private F Berry, 9423 Private G Beswick, 6577 Private W Billingsley, 9885 Private C J Bilton, 9640 Private T E Birch, 9236 Drummer A E Bird, 7616 Private J Bishop, 9020 Sergeant H Blackwell, 8708 Lance-Corporal W P Blake, 10116 Lance-Corporal J F Blane, 7784 Private C Blomberg, 6951 Private T K Bloodworth, 7148 Private J Blooman, 7784 Private C Bloomberg, 7433 Private A Boothroyd, 7693 Sergeant J Boswell, 9949 Private J Bottomley, 9395 Private T Bower, 6989 Private W Bowers, 7045 Lance-Corporal T Bradbury, 7287 Corporal E Bradley, 9219 Corporal F J Bradshaw, 9941 Private H Bratherton, 9513 Bandsman T J Bratten
8002 Drummer C E Brennan, 7414 Private J Brewer, 9285 Sergeant T B N Bridger, 8912 Drummer F Bridges, 7293 Private J Brocklehurst, 6154 Private T R Brookfield, 7980 Private J Brooks, 9941 Private H Brotherton, 7819 Corporal A Buckley, 6977 Private J Buckley, 10125 Private J Buckley, 9206 Private O Buckley, 9897 Private E Bulger, 9897 Private E Bulger, 9597 Private J Burke, 9816 Private J Burns, 6967 Private T Burrows, 10069 Private E Burton, 10215 Private H Burton, 7532 Private A Bushell, 10032 Private J W Butler, 9461 Private George Henry Byrom (below), 7759 Private T Byrom.



10226 Lance-Corporal A Cain, 10248 Private R C Cairns, 8065 Private C H Caley, 10096 Lance-Corporal D Cameron, 10465 Private W Cannon, 6488 Private W Carey, 9741 Private F Carnson, 10228 Lance-Corporal J Carter, 7208 Private W Carter, 7734 Private W Carter, 7618 Private J Cassidy, 9926 Private F Castley, 9853 Private F W Chambers, 8787 Pte Charles Ernest Chapman, 7695 Private R Chatfield, 10033 Private J Chatterton, 6930 Private F Christian, 7494 Private J W Christmas, 7812 Private E Clarke, 7090 Private J Clarke, 7596 Private G H Clawley, 7150 Private M Clemons, 7687 Private M Clifford, 7375 Private A W Collier, 6954 Private W F Collier, 8331 Bandsman W Coltman, 6485 Lance-Corporal C Cook, 7326 Private A Cooke, 7773 Private H Cooke, 6971 Private C Cooper, 8213 Private J Cooper, 4709 Lance-Corporal J Corcoran, 8914 Sergeant Frederick Costen, 7338 Private F B Cotterill, 10292 Private G Cox, 7502 Corporal A Crisp, 10066 Corporal W Crooks, 6918 Private A Cropper, 7865 Corporal T Cross, 7593 Private J Cunliffe
10004 Private J Curley, 6169 Corporal J Currie.

9471 Private H Daniels, 10016 Private E Darbyshire, 7312 Private G Darlington, 10029 Private W Daubney, 8362 Private J W Davey, 10191 Private A Davies, 9984 Private G Davies, 8258 Lance-Corporal G Davies, 7444 Private J Davies, 10047 Private J Davies, 8445 Private S F Davies, 10281 Private W H Davies, 6300 Private J Davis, 10007 Private F Dawson, 10421 Private M De Courcey, 8883 Private H Deakin, 7627 Private H Dean, 6460 Corporal T Dean, 10490 Private R Deane, 7651 Private T Delamere, 7922 Private G Dennison, 7006 Private J C Devlin, 9837 Lance-Corporal T Dewar, 7870 Private A M Dodd, 8001 Bandsman D Dolan, 8594 Private T Dolan, 8270 Private G Douglas, 7564 Private R Doy, 6898 Private J Doyle, 7590 Private W C Dummer, 7643 Private J Dunn, 7506 Private T Dunn, 7891 Private H B Eden, 6371 Private J Edge, 7128 Private H Edmundson.

10092 Private R Edwards, 9043 Private H Ellis, 10034 Private E Ellison, 10360 Private T V Ellison, 8376 Private F Emerson, 8589 Private A Evans

8267 Corporal W Fairclough, 10358 Private E Fannon, 7822 Private W A Fantom, 8699 Sergeant G F Farage, 8539 Private R Farrow, 8143 Private J Fawcett, 8778 Private J Fay, 7746 Private S Fish, 9877 Corporal H R Fleet, Private A Flynn, 9463 Private W Flynn, 5041 CSM W Foden, 5041 CSM W Foden, 7860 Private J Ford, 5879 Private W Ford, 10368 Private W Foulger, 6895 Private E Fowler, 10144 Private J R Fox, 10342 Private A France, 7278 Acting CSM W A Francis, 7278 Private W A Francis.

7172 Private H Gallagher, 9578 Private J Ganner, 7120 Private T Gardiner, 7120 Private H H Gardner, 7648 Private W Garratt, 9962 Private T Gibson, 10203 Private F Gleave, 7801 Lance-Sergeant A Goodfellow, 10259 Lance-Corporal J Goodman, 6567 Private F Goodwin
9459 Private P Goodwin, 6994 Private T Graham, 8879 Private A J Gray, 8418 Private H Gray, 7442 Lance-Corporal J Greatbanks, 9584 Lance-Seregant R Greatbanks, 7108 Private A Green, 7108 Private A Green, 7476 Private W E Green, 7837 Private T Greenhalgh, 8545 Private C Gregg, 7358 Private W Gregson, 10147 Private A Grice, 6276 Private E Griffiths, 9354 Private C Grimes, 9278 Private M Groark, 10141 Private G E Grosvenor, 8288 Corporal John Stanley Key Grover, 9734 Lance-Corporal E Groves, 6457 Sergeant W A Guest.

7973 Private A Hackney, 8037 Private J Hadfield, 7253 Private G Hale, 7373 Private O Hall, 6198 Sergeant R Hall, 10100 Lance-Corporal T Hall, 7900 Private G Halliday, 10293 Lance-Corporal F Hammersley, 7730 Private H Hampton, 7074 Private A Hance, 8248 Private J Hancock, 7965 Private J Hand, 10121 Private W Hargreaves, 8012 Lance-Corporal T Harp, 7214 Private J Harper, 4409 Lance-Corporal J Harrap, 7404 Private A Harrison, 9904 Private J Harrison, 8547 Private W A Harrison, 8902 Sergeant G H Harvey, 7984 Drummer J Harvey, 8559 Private S Hashagen, 10002 Lance-Corporal E J Haskell, 7448 Private G Hassall, 8100 Lance-Corporal W Hassall, 7087 Corporal S Hatfield, 9988 Private J W Hawley, 7542 Pte Joseph Hayburn, 6273 Private R Hayes, 7508 Private H Haynes, 7398 Private P Hazell, 7810 Private G Healey, 7360 Private T Hearne, 8907 Private J Helligan, 10297 Private T F Hemingway, 7359 Private J Henderson, 6899 Private W Henderson, 9779 Private A Herriman, 6863 Private G Herring, 9063 Private J Hewitt, 7023 Private J Higgins, 8247 Private J Higgins, 9934 Private J Higgins, 7177 Private P Higgins, 10182 Private F J Higginson, 7725 Private G Highton, 7086 Private J H Hill, 8446 Private J W Hills, 7536 Private J Hinde, 8272 Private J Hirst, 7582 Private A L Holbrook, 8240 Private G Holland, 7109 Private H Holland, 9383 Corporal J R Holloway, 7202 Private G F Holman, 8624 Private R Holman, 8458 Private D Holyoak, 8601 Private F Honnor, 5734 Private W Hooper, 7749 Private J H Hope, 7032 Private F W Hornby, 10419 Private A Howard, 4281 Sgt Major F Howard, 8557 Lance-Corporal J S Howard, 7029 Private T Howard, 7259 Private W W H Howard, 6913 Private H B Howarth, 8039 Private E Hudson, 10530 Private T Hudson, 7710 Private W T Huff, 9184 Private A Hughes, 7649 Private F Hughes, 8589 Private F Hughes, 8278 Private J Hughes, 6619 Private L Hughes, 8317 Private W W Hughes, 8088 Private T Hulme, 8737 Pte John Hunt, 7005 Private E Hurst, 7667 Private W Hurst, 7533 Private E Huxley, 9592 Private P Hyland.

7635 Private T Ikin, 8314 Sergeant H Irwin, 7129 Private T Isherwood, 7133 Private A Jackson.

10235 Private A Jackson, 7744 Private J Jackson, 9683 Private J H Jackson, 9203 Sergeant H Johnson, 7760 Private J Johnson, 6916 Private W Johnson, 6945 Private W Johnson, 7468 Private A E Jones, 10185 Lance-Corporal A J Jones, 6404 Acting Sergeant D T Jones, 7987 Private E Jones, 7987 Private E Jones, 7816 Private J Jones, 7921 Private J Jones, 9843 Private J Jones, 9084 Private R Jones, 9799 Private W Jones, 9960 Private W Jones, 9642 Private W Jones, 8858 Corporal F Jordan, 9169 Private J Joyce, 8486 Lance-Corporal J Juggins.

7988 Corporal J R Kay, 7561 Private T Kearn, 7337 Private T Kellett, 8285 Corporal B J Kelly, 7908 Sergeant E Kelly, 10288 Private H Kelly, 7195 Private J Kelly, 8576 Private J Kelly, 7407 Private W H Kent, 5162 Private J Kenyon, 5162 Corporal J Kenyon, 7357 Private R Kermode, 7099 Private W Kerslake, 10236 Private G Kettle, 8745 Lance-Sergeant M Kilduff, 9111 Private E Kilmartin, 7469 Lance-Corporal W Kimber, 7559 Private J Kirkham
6931 Private R Kirkham, 7271 Private D Kissane, 9961 Private J Kitchen, 7580 Private W Knapp, 10305 Private R Knox.

8506 Private P Lambert, 9303 Private J Langan, 6970 Corporal P Lannigan, 10450 Private J J Lannon, 7633 Private G Latham, 7424 Private W Latham, 8712 Private A H Laurie, 9999 Private M Lavin, 9262 Private J Lawley, 6914 Private W Laws, 9980 Private E Lee, 8560 Lance-Corporal S Lee, 7039 Private A Leech, 8161 Private T Leech, 8244 Private W Leeke
7742 Private G Lees, 8522 Private T Leigh, 8875 Private A G Lester, 9368 Private F Lewin
9488 Private J Lewis, 7094 Private C Lewtas, 6559 Private C Lindsay, 7915 Private H Littler, 8423 Private J Livings, 7925 Private F Lloyd, 10318 Private L Lloyd, 5754 CQMS W A Lloyd, 7839 Private W J Long, 9067 Private F Lucas, 9780 Lance-Sergeant J H Lucas, 8066 Private C H Luff, 9447 Private J Lynas, 6062 Private J Lynch.

10061 Private T MacDonald, 7534 Private D Maddock, 9179 Private J H Maden, 8670 Private J Maher, 9859 Private T Malcolm, 6889 Private C Margerum, 10030 Lance-Corporal J Marr, 8562 Private W Marshall, 8040 Private W Massey, 9344 Private C Matthews, 8213 Sergeant S Matthews, 7400 Private E Maxwell, 6424 Private T L Maxwell, 7245 Private W Mayhew, 8394 Private J McBride, 9958 Private J A McCaslin, 7960 Private P McCradiey, 7232 Private J McDean, 9996 Private J McDermott, 7421 Private L McDermott, 8010 Private T McDermott, 7354 Private J McDonald, 7718 Private B McGovern, 9833 Corporal J McGrath, 7723 Private F McHugh, 6880 Private J McKenna, 7104 Private J McKenna, 7014 Private H McMorine, 9530 Private J McMurray, 6596 Private E McShane, 7327 Private B Mellor, 7691 Private G Mellor, 8744 Pte Albert Meredith, 9714 Sergeant W Middleton, 9528 Corporal J Miller, 7106 Private J Millett
7838 Private S Mitchell, 8641 Private C Molyneux, 9778 Corporal G Monaghan, 10561 Private J Monaghan, 7313 Private J Moore, 6212 Private T Moore, 7587 Corporal W Moore, 6581 Private W H Moore, 7266 Private F Moors, 8844 Private J Moran, 8487 Private R H Morgan, 10245 Private J Morrell, 7738 Private G H Morrey, 8282 Private F Morris, 6969 Private E Morrison, 9268 Private J Moston, 9847 Lance-Corporal J Mottram, 8210 Private J Mulcahy, 7210 Private T Mulligan, 7799 Lance-Sergeant H Mullineux, 8089 Private M Mulvey, 7220 Corporal J J Munslow, 9433 Lance-Sergeant J Murdock, 7498 Private J Murray, 7574 Private J Myers, 7563 Private H Myhill.

10024 Private J Nadin, 7162 Private J Naylor, 7528 Private T Nelson, 8572 Bandsman A W Nield, 8572 Private A W Nield, 8686 Private F Nixon, 9875 Private A Nolan, 10379 Private J Nolan, 7650 Private P Nolan, 9781 Private T Norton, 9083 Sergeant H Notley, 8451 Private C W R Noyes.

7394 Private F O'Brien, 7134 Private J O'Kell, 7713 Private D O'Leary, 10239 Private W E A Orgee, 7019 Private A Owen, 7514 Private J O Owens, 7430 Private T Owens.

8489 Lance-Corporal E Pacey, 8489 Private E Pacey, 7705 Private G Paine, 10198 Private A Parr, 10273 Private J Parry, 7209 Private J Passant, 7747 Private W Patterson, 7991 Private H Pearson, 10344 Private C Peers, 9792 Private J Pemberton, 6983 Private H Penny, 7804 Sergeant A Peterson, 8588 Private J Pettigrew, 8275 Private W Phillips, 10087 Lance-Corporal A J Phillipson, 8304 Private S Pickstock, 6676 Private G Pilgrim, 7584 Private W Pilgrim, 9830 Corporal W Pinder, 6908 Private T Platt, 6648 Private W Pointon
7707 Private F Poole, 10237 Private H W Poole, 8653 Lance-Corporal A V Pope, 10315 Private H Potts, 7847 Private S Potts, 8386 Private S Poulston, 5859 Private B Powell, 8003 Drummer T Powell, 7194 Private G Preston, 7158 Private W Price, 7855 Private A Prince, 6134 Private G Prince, 7320 Private W Proctor, 7189 Sergeant J Purches.

8917 Private H Radley, 10334 Private J Ramsbottom, 9829 Private W J Randles, 7696 Private A Rawlings, 7795 Private F Ray, 4277 Sergeant Arthur Raynor, 9337 Private T H Read, 10210 Private P Reddish, 10053 Private H Reece, 9344 Corporal C G Reeves, 7840 Private E Regan, 8477 Private W S Remmington, 7119 Private J J Rendle, 9763 Private W Rennie, 9222 Private T Renshaw, 9707 Private T Rice, 8137 Private H Richardson, 9196 Private J Riddles, 9865 Private H Riley, 7056 Private F Roach, 10148 Private A Roberts, 9566 Private B A Roberts, 7216 Private J Roberts, 8794Private J Roberts, 7633 Private W Roberts, 7634 Private W Roberts, 7185 Private A E Robinson, 7622 Private B Robinson, 6101 Private H Robinson, 7515 Private J Robinson, 7539 Private J Robinson, 7712 Private J Robinson, 10400 Private J Robinson, 7836 Private P Robinson, 7811 Private W Robinson, 7899 Private S Robison, 9483 Private J Robson
7715 Private G Rogers, 9379 Drummer J Rogers, 7482 Private F Rollinson, 10213 Private A Rooney, 18593 Private T H Roper, 7465 Private R Roscoe, 9995 Lance-Corporal E B Rowley, 7239 Private J Rutledge, 10282 Private C Rutter, 7340 Private R Rye

7455 Corporal W Samuels, 7061 Private D T Scanlon, 7217 Private H Schlote, 7992 Private E Schofield, 6948 Private H J Schofield, 10021 Private R Schofield, 9834 Private J Scott
7985 Drummer George Seabrook, 7484 Private G Sears, 9919 Private T Shannon, 8748 Private W Sharples, 7157 Corporal E Shaw, 7993 Private J Sheehan, 6031 Private J Shepherd, 7756 Private T Shepherd, 9238 Private W Sherlock, 7063 Private H Sherwood, 9790 Private D Shuttleworth, 7030 Private J Sidderley, 10285 Private G P Simcock, 6955 Private J H Simcock, 8400 Private W H Simcock, 7588 Private A E Simmonds, 8400 Private W H Sincock, 7939 Private J Slater, 7605 Private G G Small, 7567 Private G Smart, 7264 Private E Smith, 7809 Private H Smith, 9626 Private J Smith, 10166 Private S Smith, 7345 Private W Smith, 8799 Sergeant W J Smith, 8319 Lance-Corporal Frederick Sondermann, 7569 Private H Soul, 7610 Private M Spencer, 8931 Corporal S Spencer, 10086 Private T Spencer, 7558 Private W Spencer, 7963 Private W Spencer, 8543 Private A L Spiller, 10224 Lance-Corporal H Sproston, 7688 Private C R Stamp, 10290 Lance-Corporal C Stanway, 8762 Private L H Stephens, 7182 Private G Stephenson, 8140 Private W Stoneley, 10018 Private E Streames, 6328 Sergeant A D Sullivan, 7583 Private R Sumner, 7906 Sergeant G Sunderland, 8490 Private F Swann, 8828 Private B Sweeney, 7813 Private A Swindells, 7066 Lance-Corporal T W Swoffer.

7115 Private A J Taylor, 9327 Private C Taylor, 8523 Sergeant H Taylor, 7207 Private J J Taylor, 8442 Drummer J Temple, 8656 Private J Terry, 8071 Private A Thomas, 7190 Private E Thomas, 7512 Private J Thomas, 7560 Private G A Thompson, 10206 Private J Thompson, 7663 Private R Thompson, 7425 Private T Thompson, 8829 Private W Thomson, 5849 Lance-Corporal J Thornley, 7059 Private D T Thorpe, 7399 Private J Timblin, 8680 Sergeant A G Timmings, 9856 Corporal E Timmings, 7776 Lance-Corporal T Tipton, 9842 Private J Tomkinson, 7783 Private B Tomlinson, 7382 Private J Tomlinson, 7164 Private J Tonge, 7347 Private A Torkington, 10349 Private W Tracey, 8887 Corporal J Tunnicliffe, 7252 Private J Turner, 10276 Private E Tushingham, 7294 Private M Tynan.

8838 Sergeant F Underwood

6984 Private W Venables, 9365 Private W H Venables, 8280 Private R Vickers, 8243 Private W Vickers, 10110 Private G Vose

7065 Private H Wainwright, 7864 Private J T Wainwright, 7937 Private A Walker, 7764 Private J Walker, 7689 Private E F Walters, 7689 Private E F Walters, 10048 Private C Walton, 10359 Lance-Corporal D V Ward, 8567 Private G Wardle, 9359 Private F G Waterton, 7894 Private R R Watts, 7615 Private T Webb, 8155 Private G H Welch
7228 Private G Wells, 9385 Cpl Frederick L Welton, 8391 Private A Whistler. 10009 Private J White, 10026 Private J B White, 7423 Private J Whitehead, 9413 Private S Whiting
9387 Lance-Corporal G W Wibbereley, 7565 Private T Widdop, 9887 Private E Wild, 7629 Private H Wilde, 6947 Private S Wilkins, 9895 Private J W Wilkinson, 8396 Private H Williams, 8900 Private H Williams, 10287 Private R Williams, 8250 Private W Williams, 9710 Private W A Williams, 5826 Private H Williamson, 9767 Private F H Wilson, 7728 Private W Wilson, 7438 Private W Winnington, 7732 Private A Wood, 9245 Corporal C Wood, 7229 Private S Wood, 7487 Private J A Woodhouse, 8261 Private F Woodier, 10150 Lance-Corporal G Woods, 9615 Drummer W F Woods, 7875 Private A Woodward, 10037 Private J H Woodward, 8638 Private E Worrall, 8964 Lance-Sergeant H A Worster, 6296 Sergeant J Wright, 10006 Private E J Wyatt.

7771 Private G Yarwood

10071 Private W J Zeller

Picture credits: Cheshire Regt & RWF: PA/PA Archive/Press Association Images; Pte Byrom: author's collection. 

1 comment:

ed hanley said...

Hi, thanks for the information..... I have looked at the Red Cross web site and found 500 Cheshires from 24th August 1914 at Audregnies. This looks like an interesting blog.....cheers Ed