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All Saints War Memorial

All Saints, Odd Rode, WW1 Memorial

                       

 

                                 Died 1915

 

Pte. Frederick William Price (7582) 1st Battalion, Prince of Wales.

(North Staffordshire Regiment).

Born: 1889 in Tunstall, Staffordshire.

Son of: Joseph & Dinah Price, Husband of: Ruth Price

Residence: Station Road, Mow Cop.

Enlisted: Tunstall.

Killed: 18/08/1915, Belgium, age 26 years.

Buried: No grave – Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres.

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

 

L/CPL: William Henry Grant (12217) 2nd Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born:  Colombo, Ceylon, India.

Son of: James Grant                                    

Residence: Unknown

Enlisted: Cheshire in 1914.

Killed: 08/05/1915, Belgium

Buried: No grave – Commemorated on the Menin Gate, Ypres.

                       

Pte. Daniel Mitchell (15084) 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales.

(North Staffordshire Regiment).

Born: 1877 in Rode Heath.

Son of: James Mitchell

Residence: Talke.

Occupation: Collier

Enlisted: Tunstall.

Killed: 22/08/15, Egypt, age 39 years.

Buried: East Mudros Military Cemetery, Egypt.

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

 

Spr: Ellis Barlow (20997) Corps of Royal Engineers.

Born: Kidsgrove

Son of: John & Minnie Barlow of “The Firs” Sunnyside, Alsager, Native of Mow Cop

Residence:  Alsager

Enlisted: Stoke-on-Trent

Killed: 30/09/1915, Belgium,

Buried: Zouve Valley Cemetery, Souchez.

                       

Died 1916

 

Pte. Peter Filcock (26038) 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

(Commonwealth war graves committee has Filcock spelt as Fillcock)

Born: 1897 in Sandbach

Son of: Peter & Martha Filcock of Thurlwood, Rode Heath

Residence: Thurlwood

Enlisted: Congleton

Killed: 21/05/1916, France, age 19 years

Buried: Ecoivres Military Cemetery, Mont-St.Eloi

                       

 

Pte. Leonard Davies (25272) 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Born:  1880 in Alsager

Son of: Joseph and Elizabeth Davies     

Husband of: Mary Alice Davies.

Residence: Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop                          

Enlisted: Congleton in 1915.

Killed: 10/07/1916, France, age 36 years.

Buried: Abbeville Communal Cemetery

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                                   

Pte. James Pierpoint ( 15089) 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales

(North Staffordshire Regiment)

Born:  1881 in Scholar Green                        

Son of: Thomas and Ellen Pierpoint.

Residence: Kidsgrove

Occupation: Miner

Enlisted: Macclesfield

Killed: 11/08/1916, India

Buried: No grave – Commemorated on Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial

                       

Pte. James Mellor (12386) 64th Brigade, Machine Gun Corp

Born:  1897 in Leck, Staffordshire.

Residence: Smallthorne.

Enlisted: Stoke-On-Trent.

Killed: 08/09/1916, France, age 19 years.

Buried: Habarcq Communal Cemetery Extension.

                                   

Pte. James Arthur Mould (20810) 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards.

Born: 1896 in Congleton.

Son of: Edwin and Lydia Mould.

Residence: High Street, Mow Cop.

Occupation: Coal mine pit lad.

Enlisted: Newcastle in 1915.

Killed: 14/09/16, France, age 20 years.

Buried: Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs. (Photo taken)

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                                   

Pte. Charles New (26039) 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born: 1898 in Odd Rode

Son of: Charles & Harriet New, of Mill Terrace, Rode Heath.

Residence: Rode Heath

Enlisted: Congleton

Killed: 13/10/1916, France, age 18 years

Buried: Bouzncourt Communal Cemetery Extension. (Photo taken)

                       

Pte. Percy Davies

Born: Unknown

Son of:

Residence:

Enlisted:

Killed: 1916

Buried: Percy needs further investigation, as details unknown

                       

 

Pte. Harold Bosson (27311) 7th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. (Formerly, North Staffordshire Regiment)

Born: 1894 at Boden Hall Lodge, Scholar Green

Son of: John & Keziah Bosson of Rode Hall Lodge, Scholar Green

Residence: Rode Hall Lodge.

Enlisted: Lichfield

Killed: 10/11/1916, France, age 22 years.

Buried: Puchevillers British Cemetery.

                       

Pte. Arthur Rhodes (11724) 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Born: 1893 in Odd Rode

Son of: Arthur & Emily Ann Rhodes

Residence: Scholar Green

Enlisted: Tunstall

Killed: 13/11/1916, France

Buried: Ancre British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel. (Photo taken)

                       

Died 1917    

 

Pte. James Marlow (36219) 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born:  1896 in Burton-on-Trent

Son of:  David & Clare Marlow

Residence: Lock Side, Rode Heath

Occupation: Boatman

Enlisted: Congleton in 1916.

Killed: 15/02/1917, France.     

Buried: Nieppe Communal Cemetery.

                       

Pte. William Bloor (17750) 7th Battalion, Prince of Wales

(North Staffordshire Regiment).

Born: Rode Heath

Son of: George & Annie Bloor

Residence: Rode Heath

Enlisted: Stoke-on-Trent

Killed: 29/03/1917, Mesopotamia.

Buried:  No grave, Commemorated on Basra Memorial.

               

Pte.  Ernest Bailey (37152) Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery.

Born: 1886 in Scholar Green

Son of: John & Sarah Bailey of Rode Hall, Scholar Green.

Husband of: Sarah Jane Bailey.

Occupation: Cotton Weaver.

Residence: Rode Hall, Scholar Green.

Enlisted: Cheshire

Killed: 23/04/1917, France age 31 years.

Buried: Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-Les-Mofflaines.

                       

Pte. Donald Booth (28524) 7th Battalion, Border Regiment.

Born: 1882 in Alsager

Son of: Samuel & Elizabeth Booth of Moss Lane, Church Lawton.

Residence: Stoke-0n-Trent.

Enlisted: Cheshire.

Killed: 17/05/1917, France, age 36 years.

Buried: Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras.

                       

Pte. Hylton Hammond Bailey (200441) 1/5 Battalion, Prince of Wales

(North Staffordshire, Regiment).

Born: 1897 in Kidsgrove.

Son of: Arthur & Annie Bailey of “The Hollies”, Rode Heath.

Residence: Rode Heath.

Enlisted: Hanley, Staffordshire.

Killed: 16/06/1917, France age 20 years.

Buried:  Noeux-Les-Mines Communal Cemetery.

                       

Pte. Harold Clarke (290706) 10th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born:  1893 place Unknown

Residence: Moreton Nr Congleton

Enlisted: Macclesfield

Killed: 01/08/1917, Belgium, age 24 years.

Buried: No grave – Commemorated on Menin Gate, Ypres

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                                   

Pte. Thomas Holland (39331) 1st Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

Born: 1886 in Scholar Green

Son of: Joshua and Eliza Holland

Residence: Station Road, Scholar Green.

Occupation: Farm Labourer

Enlisted: Congleton in 1916.

Killed: 16/08/1916, France, age 20 years.

Buried: No grave – Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. (Photo taken)

On this memorial Thomas is entered as Killed in 1917, when he was killed in 1916.

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                                   

Gunner: Sidney Taylor (106483) Royal Garrison Artillery

Born: 1893 in Buglawton

Son of: William & Sarah Ann Taylor, of Bank Farm, Odd Rode, Scholar Green.

Residence: Bank Farm, Rode Road.

Enlisted: Congleton

Killed: 19/09/1917, France age 24 years.        

Buried: No grave- Commemorated on Ste.Marie Cemetery, Le Harve.

                       

Pte. Edward Clarke (1679) Household Battalion, Household Cavalry

Born:  1897 in Odd Rode

Residence: Unknown

Enlisted: Congleton

Killed: 12/10/1917, Belgium, age 20 years.

Buried: No grave- Commemorated on Tyne Cot, Memorial.

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                                   

2/Lt: Sydney Bowler, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Born:  1890 in Odd Rode.

Son of: Charles & Elizabeth Bowler of Brick House, Scholar Green.

Residence: Scholar Green

Occupation: Assistant Teacher

Enlisted: Unknown

Killed: 21/10/1917, age 27 years.

Buried: No grave – Commemorated on Gwalia Cemetery.

                       

                                Died 1918

 

Pte. Victor Sant 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers.

Born: 1883 in Chirk, North Wales.

Son of: Edward & Sarah Sant, husband of Elizabeth Ann Sant.

Residence: Thurlwood, Rode Heath

Enlisted: Congleton.

Killed: 07/03/1918, France age 35 years.

Buried: Oxford Road Cemetery.

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                                   

Pte. Frederick Henry Shulver (32471) 2/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales

(North Staffordshire Regiment).

Born: Hedenham, Norfolk.

Son of: Frederick and Maria Shulver

Husband to: Lilian Rosetta Shulver

Residence: Little Moss, Scholar Green.

Occupation: Joiner

Enlisted: Stafford in 1915.

Killed: 21/03/18, Belgium.

Buried: No grave - Commemorated on Arras Memorial.

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                                   

Pte. John James Harris (46384) 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Born:  1890 place Unknown.

Residence: Unknown.

Enlisted: Cheshire.

Killed: 25/03/18, Belgium, age 28 years.

Buried: No grave, Commemorated on Arras Memorial.

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                                                                       

Pte. William Cartwright (35910) Corps of Royal Engineers.

Born: Scholar Green.

Son of: Joseph & Sarah Cartwright, husband of Mrs F. Yates (formerly Cartwright), Stourton, Stourbridge.

Residence: Kidsgrove.

Enlisted: Kidsgrove.

Killed: 02/04/1918, Belgium

Buried: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe.

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

           

Pte.Noah Stanier (244333) 11th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born: 1896 in Chesterton. 

Son of: Noah & Elizabeth Stanier, sister: Lizzie Ann & Brother: John.

Residence: Mount Pleasant, Mow Cop.

Enlisted: Congleton.  

Killed: 14/04/1918, Belgium, age 22 years.

Buried: Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium. (Photo taken)

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

           

                       

Sgt: Henry Joseph Birtles (100042) Royal Air Force

Born: 1896 place Unknown

Grandson of: Henry & Emma Birtles of Hall Green, Scholar Green

Residence: Unknown

Enlisted: 16/01/1918

Killed: 22/04/1918 (Accidentally)

Buried: Odd Rode (All Saint) Churchyard.

On the Memorial scroll he is listed as Harry Joseph Birtles

                       

Pte. George Armitt (244708) 9th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Born: 1890 in Odd Rode, Cheshire.

Son of: Mrs Hannah Armitt, husband of Elizabeth J Armitt.

Residence: The Bank, Scholar Green.

Enlisted: Congleton.

Killed: 06/06/1918, France, age 28 years.

Buried: No grave - Commemorated on the Soissons Memorial.

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                                   

Pte. Percy Brandreth (45662) 1/6th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born:  1895 in Thurlwood.

Son of: Peter & Ann Brandreth.

Residence: Thurlwood.

Enlisted: Unknown.

Killed: 21/08/1918, Belgium age 22 years.

Buried: No grave- Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial.

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                                   

Pte. Alexander Birtles (23977) 7th Battalion, King’s Shropshire Light Infantry.

Born: 1896 in Scholar Green.

Son of: Charles & Emma Birtles, husband of Mrs Ethel Birtles

Residence: Stoke-on-Trent.

Enlisted: Congleton.

Killed: 07/09/1918, France, age 22 years.

Buried: Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.

                       

Pte. Jack Mitford (69866) 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).

Born: 1899 in Rode Heath

Son of: George & Minnie Mitford, of Rode Heath.

Residence: Rode Heath

Enlisted: Grove Park

Killed: 09/10/1918, France, age 19 years.

Buried: No grave – Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial. (Photo taken)

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                       

Pte. Harry Birtles (22349) 1st Battalion, Grenadier Guards.

Born: 1893 in Odd Rode.

Son of: Peter & Alethea Birtles of Cinder Hill, Scholar Green.

Residence: Alnwick Castle, where he was second footman to the late Duke of Northumberland.

Enlisted: Alnwick.

Killed: 11/10/1918, France, age 25 years.

Buried: No grave – Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial. (Photo taken)

(Also on St Lukes, Memorial Plaque).

                       

Pte. Harry Rhodes Bullock (63962) 1/7th Battalion, Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regiment).

Born: Mow Cop

Son of: Unknown

Residence: Kidsgrove

Enlisted: Stoke-on-Trent

Killed: 11/10/1918, France

Buried: No grave – Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial. (Photo taken)

The Commonwealth War records have his first name incorrect; they have him as Henry Rhodes Bullock.

                       

Pte. Herbert Ernest Taylor (76840) 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment

Born:  1898 place Unknown

Son of: Arthur William & Mary Alice Taylor, Mill Cottage, Spring Bank, Scholar Green.

Residence: Scholar Green

Enlisted: Stoke-On-Trent                

Killed: 14/10/1918, Belgium, age 20 years.

Buried: No grave – Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial

                       

Pte. Arnold Whittaker (76877) 1st Battalion. Cheshire Regiment

Born: Kent Green

Son of: Unknown

Residence: Stoke-on-Trent

Enlisted: Cheshire

Killed: 23/10/1918, France

Buried: Amerval Communal Cemetery extension, Solesmes.

 

Died 1919

Pte.  Joseph Booth

Born: Unknown

Son of:

Residence:

Enlisted:

Killed:

Buried:

                                    Died 1921

 

Pte. William James Lawton (2844) 7th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment.

Born: 1892 place unknown

Son of: James & Harriet Lawton of Kent Green, Scholar Green.

Residence: Kent Green, Scholar Green.

Enlisted: Congleton

Died: 17/06/1921

Buried: Odd Rode (All Saints) Churchyard.

Died 1922

 

Pte. Frank Beaumont Riley

Born: Huddersfiled

Son of: Mr Riley and Mary Oliver.

Residence: Scholar Green

Enlisted:

Died: 1922 in active service

Buried: Odd Rode (All Saints) Churchyard.

Frederick Riley - Not on the WW1 Memorial but is mentioned on a stained glass window in the church 

Pte. Frederick Riley (4447) 12th Battalion Regiment (The Rangers).

Frederick was born on the 10th October 1897, he was christened on the 10th November 1897 in Goldenhill, he was one of three children to Frederick and Clara Riley, and lived in Alsager. Frederick’s maternal Grandparents were James & Agnes Wearing, they lived in Tunstall, James Wearing was an Auctioneer / Estate Agent.

From the window in the church we can see Frederick used to be a choirboy at All Saints church.

There are no surviving service records for Frederick; from his medal index card we know he enlisted some time in 1915/16 and that he was awarded the Victory Medal and the British War Medal. Frederick was killed on the 1st July 1916, 1st day of the Battle of the Somme; he is buried in Gommecourt British Cemetery No2, Hebuterne.

 

The stained glass window was commissioned by Florence Jane Skardon (spinster) in 1940 she lived with Fredericks grandparents James & Agnes Wearing, Florence died in 1939.