THE ASHTON TERRITORIALS.

THE 9th BATTALION of the MANCHESTER REGIMENT

   

                                        

IN REMEMBRANCE OF...

The Men & Boys of the 9th Bn. Manchester Regiment who gave their lives during the Great War.

                                                            

                                   

Remembering my ancestors...

Pte.1872 HARRY OGDEN, of the 1st 9th Bn. Manchester Regiment who died of wounds on 19th June 1915 aged 19. Buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery.

Also his younger brother, Pte. 1711 SIDNEY OGDEN, of the 1st 9th Bn. Manchester Regiment, died of wounds on 20th June 1915 aged 17. Buried in the Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Helles. Both cherished sons of Eliza & Arnold Ogden, of Hill St. Ashton-Under-Lyne, and much loved brothers of William (also of the 1st 9th Bn. Manchester Regiment), Tom, Sarah & Fred.

 

Pte. 1740 JOSHUA BENNETT of the 1st 9th Bn. Manchester Regiment. Died 19th June 1915 at Gallipoli, aged 19. Recorded on the Helles Memorial. Son of Annie & Joshua Bennett of Brook St. Ashton-Under-Lyne.

Also his father, Pte 2602 JOSHUA BENNETT, MM of the 12th Bn. Manchester Regiment, died of wounds on 26th April 1917. Buried in Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun.

Also, L/Cpl. 1423 ALBERT BURGESS of the 1st 9th Bn. Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 12th August 1915. Buried in East Mudros Military Cemetery. Husband of Mrs May Burgess, nee Hampton, of Ashton Under Lyne.

Pte 11460 HAYDN KEATE of the 6th Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), killed in action on 4th August 1915, aged 25. Recorded on the Helles Memorial. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Martha Ann & Alexander Dismore Keate, of 81, Central Beach, Blackpool.

 

My great uncles grave. Pte. 1711 SIDNEY OGDEN, 1st 9th. Bn.  LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY, HELLES. (Grateful thanks to Michael Crane of the Gallipoli Association, who kindly placed Remembrance Crosses on the grave for SIDNEY & HARRY OGDEN, and provided these photographs).