Regiment: Manchester Regiment 2/7th Battalion

2/5th 2/6th 2/7th Battalion Territorial Forces and 2/8th (Ardwick) Battalion Territorial Forces
Aug 1914 the 2/5th formed at Wigan, the 2/6th and 2/7th formed in Manchester and the 2/8th formed in Ardwick.
Nov 1914 All Battalions joined the 199th Brigade of the 66th Division and remained in Lancashire until May 1915.
Mar 1916 Moved to Colchester.
Feb 1917 Mobilised for war and landed in France where the Division was involved in action on the western front including;
The Operations on the Flanders Coast, The Battle of Poelcapelle, The Third Battles of the Ypres.
During 1918
The Battle of St Quentin, The Actions at the Somme Crossings, The Battle of Rosieres.
April 1918 The Division was reduced to cadre as a result of the losses it had suffered.
13.02.1918 The 2/8th disbanded in France.
31.07.1918 The 2/5th the 2/6th and the 2/7th all disbanded in France.

Last Name
Address
Narrative
8 JOHNSON'S BUILDINGS, GREEN LANE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
01/08/1917
       
Aged
19
BORN HULL 01/10/1897. ELDEST SON OF GEORGE ABEL (1872-1938) & MARY ELLEN SNEE (1873-1952), OF TREVOR STREET, HULL. SON OF A CARRIER. ELDEST SON. HE HAD FIVE BROTHERS AND FOUR SISTERS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL. SERVED IN THE 2ND/7TH MANCHESTER REGIMENT. HE WAS KILLED ON 01/08/1917, IN NIEUPORT, BELGIUM. HE WAS UNMARRIED AND HIS ARMY EFFEC […]
118 , DANSOM LANE, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
09/10/1917
       
Aged
25
BORN DRIFFIELD, 1892. SON OF JANE & FRED CHEESEMAN, AT 41 WARWICK STREET, HULL, 11 WILDE STREET & LATER 135 BALFOUR STREET, NEWBRIDGE ROAD. HE WORKED AT RECKITTS, FROM 01/06/1909, AT THE CANISTER WORKS. HE ENLISTED IN HULL, ON 06/12/1915. FORMERLY, PRIVATE, 39879, DURHAM LIGHT INFANTRY. POSTED TO FRANCE ON 02/06/1917. HE TRANSFERRED TO T […]
39 , RAIKE STREET, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
Died on
27/07/1917
       
Aged
37
BORN HULL 1879. SON OF CATHERINE HERON (1848-1894) & JOSEPH LOWSLEY (1845-1923). HE MARRIED AT ST PETER'S CHURCH, DRYPOOL, HULL, ON 30/07/1898. HUSBAND OF EDITH MATTHEWS (1851-1881). THEY HAD THREE SONS AND A  DAUGHTER. EMPLOYED AS A LABOURER. HE ENLISTED AT HULL. SERVED WITH THE 2ND/7TH MANCHESTER REGIMENT. KILLED IN ACTION, ON 27/ […]
8 LINTON STREET, MANCHESTER, HULL, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
18/08/1916
       
Aged
28
BORN HULL. SON OF CHARLES NEEDLEY (1859-1908) AND KATE NEEDLEY (1863-1937), OF 8 LINTON STREET, HARPURHEY, MANCHESTER. ONE OF SEVEN CHILDREN. HE ENLISTED IN MANCHESTER. SERVED WITH THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT. KILLED AT DEVILLE WOOD, AT THE SOMME, ON 18/08/1916, AGED 28. HE IS BURIED AT DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL. HIS GRAVE INSCRIPT […]
WOODMANSEY, BEVERLEY, EAST RIDING, EAST YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
12/06/1918
       
Aged
18
BORN WOODMANSEY 1899. SON OF FREDERICK WILLIAM & CHARLOTTE HANNAH RUSTON, WOODMANSEY. HULL HEROES WEB SITE.
, SELBY, ., NORTH YORKSHIRE, UK
       
       
Died on
29/03/1918
       
Aged
32
BORN SELBY 1885. ENLISTED HULL. DIED OF WOUNDS. EX 39863 DLI. SON OF RICHARD D & RUTH STOTHARD