THE ASHTON TERRITORIALS.

THE 9th BATTALION of the MANCHESTER REGIMENT

ATTESTATIONS.

THE ASHTON TERRITORIALS, 9th BATTALION of the MANCHESTER REGIMENT.

 

ATTESTATIONS & PENSIONS.

 

 

Pte. 4340 MATTHEW BANCROFT of 35, Duke St. Ashton. Enlisted 11th December 1915. 2/9th Battalion. Next of kin, mother, Hannah Maria Bancroft, of the same address. Apparent age 19 years and 2 months. Occupation Salesman. Posted to Army Reserve 12.12.1915. Posted to 3/9th Battalion 21.1.1916. Relegated to Class B Army Reserve (Manchester Regiment Depot) from 20.5.1916. Discharged 20.2.1918, no longer physically fit for war service.

 

 

 

Pte. 1740 JOSHUA BENNETT, of 72, Brook St. Ashton. C of E. Occupation Boiler Maker, for Thomas Bedly, Hyde. Next of Kin Father, Joshua Bennett of the same address.  Enlisted 14th February 1914. 9th Battalion. Apparent age 17 years. Medical details: Height 5ft 2½ inches. Chest measurement 32½ inches. Vision Good. Physical development Good. Fit for Territorial service.

 

 

Pte. 1599 GEORGE BOTTOMLEY of 10, Tipping Place, Dukinfield. C of E. Occupation, Collier at the New Moss Colliery. Next of Kin, father, Amos Bottomley of the same address. Enlisted 3rd February 1914. 9th Battalion. Apparent age 18 years and 6 months. Medical details: Height 5ft 3 inches. Chest measurement 33½ inches. Weight 113lbs. Vision, Good. Physical development, Good. Embodied 5th August 1914. Discharged at Southport on 19th November 1914, medically unfit. (George went on to join the Labour Corps on 2.1.1915 as Pte. 338694. He served in France and was discharged as medically unfit on 7th February 1918).  

 

 

Pte. 2380 ARTHUR DRANSFIELD COLLINS of 170, Whiteacre Rd. Ashton. C of E. Occupation Moulder. Enlisted 30th September 1914. 2/9th Battalion. Home Service. Next of kin, mother, Mary Ann Collins of the same address. Medical details: Apparent age 32. Height 5ft 7½ inches. Chest size 35½ inches. Vision, Good. Physical development, Good. Fit for Territorial service.  Discharged at Haywards Heath on 16th May 1915 due to chronic Bronchitis. Character recorded as Good.

 

Pte. 2021 JAMES ELLIS. 271, Market St. Droylsden. Enlisted on the 5th August 1914. 9th Battalion. Occupation, Insurance Agent. Next of Kin, Alexander Ellis, Droylsden. Apparent age 26 years and 7 months. Medical details, Height 5ft 7 inches. Chest measurement 36 inches. Vision, Good. Physical development, Good. Fit for service. Embodied 5.8.1914 to 28.6.1915. Service history, August 4th 1914 to 9th September at Ashton. 10th September 1914 to 31st May 1915 Egypt. 1st June to 28th June 1915 Home.

 

Pte. 4161 JAMES HADFIELD of 95, Warrington St. Ashton. C of E. Single. Enlisted 7th October 1915. 2/9th Battalion. Home Service. Next of kin, brother, George Hadfield of the same address. Medical details: Apparent age 21(?) years. Height 5ft 5 inches. Chest size 36½ inches. Physical development, Good. Trade, Spinner. Fit for Territorial service. Discharged from the 3/9th Battalion as being medically unfit for further service 12.9.1916. 

 

 

Pte. 4408 JAMES HADFIELD of 5, Sack St. Ashton. Cotton Spinner. Aged 22 years and 10 months. Enlisted 10th December 1915. 2/9th Battalion. Home service. Next of kin, mother, Elizabeth Hadfield, of the same address. Medical details: Apparent age 22 years 10 months. Height 5ft 8 inches. Chest size 37½ inches. Eyes, Dark. Hair, Dark. Character recorded as Good. Discharged 11.9.1916 due to chronic Sycosis.

 

 

 

Pte. 1123 WIL MARSH. Born Ashton. Enlisted aged 18 years 6 months on the 1st November 1910. 9th Battalion. Occupation, Blacksmith Striker. Employed by James Holland & Sons. Ashton. Home address 26, Park Parade. Ashton.  Next of Kin, William Henry Marsh, 64, Mansfield St. Ashton. Medical details: 5ft 5 inches. Chest measurement 35inches. Vision Good. Physical development, Good. Passed Fit for Service on 1st November 1910.

Service record. 1.11.10 to 9.9.14 Home. 10.9.14 to 3.11.15 Egypt. 4.11.15 to.30.11.15 Home. Promoted to L/Cpl. On the 24.5.1912. Wounded 17.8.15. Medal Entitlement, 1914-1915 Star. British War Medal. Victory Medal.

 

 

 

Pte. 2247 JOSEPH REEDS, of 126, Portland St. Ashton. United Methodist. Enlisted 15th September 1914. 2/9th Battalion. (Home Service). Next of kin, father, Joseph Reeds of the same address. Occupation, Labourer. Medical details: Apparent age 18 years 9 months. Height 5ft 5 inches. Chest size 35½ inches. Weight 112lbs. Vision, Good. Physical development, Good. Fit for Territorial service. Discharged at Peas Pottage 29th June 1915. Medically unfit for service home and abroad due to a heart condition. Character recorded as Good.

Pte. 2252 RICHARD TASSAKER, of 47, Fleet St. Ashton. Enlisted  15th September 1914 . (Home Service). 9th Battalion. Next of kin, father, Richard Tassaker of the same address. Roman Catholic. Boots size 8. Cap size 6¾. Discharged 6th October 1915. Character recorded as Fair. 

 

Pte. 1699 ROBERT THORNTON, of 225 Cavendish St. Ashton. C of E. Enlisted 14th February 1914. 9th Battalion. Occupation, Box Maker. Apparent age 18 years. Next of Kin, father, Daniel Thornton, same address. Medical details: Height 5ft 2 inches. Chest measurement 35 inches. Vision, Good. Physical development, Good. Fit for Territorial service. Embodied 5th August 1914. Egypt 10th October 1914 to 6th February 1915. Home 7th February 1915. Discharged on 15th March 1915 at Ashton, medically unfit for war service. Awarded 1914 - 1915 Star, British Medal and Victory Medal. 

 

 

Pte. 1575 WILLIAM HENRY VINEY, of 1, Hadfield Street, Ashton. Born 12.6.1894. Enlisted 20th January 1914. 9th Battalion. C of E. Next of Kin, father, Richard Viney, 1, Hadfield St. Medical details:- Apparent age 19 years 7 months. Height 5ft  3½ inches. Chest measurement 33½ inches. Vision Good. Physical development Good. Fit for the Territorial Force. Embodied 5.8.1914. Appointed L/Cpl 15.5.1915. Service record: 20.1.1914 to 9.9.1914 at Home. 10.9.1914 to 8.6.1915 in Egypt & the Dardanelles. 9.6.1915 to 17.8.1916 at Home. Medal Entitlement 1914-1915 Star, British War Medal, Victory Medal.  Served in C Coy. Discharged 17.8.1916.

 

 

Pte. 2348 WALTER FREDERICK WINTER, of 61, Katherine St. Ashton. Enlisted 28th September 1914. (Home Service). 2/9th Battalion. C of E. Next of kin, father, Walter Henry Winter of the same address.  Medical details:- Apparent age 18. Height 5ft 4'. Chest size 34½ inches. Vision, Good. Physical development, Good. Fit for Territorial Service. Discharged 16th May 1915, no longer physically fit.  Degree of disablement 30%. £20 gratuity. Character recorded as Good.