Manchester, Plymouth Grove and Grosvenor Street

Plymouth Grove and Grosvenor Street Rolls of Honour. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 122)
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018

These two churches were both in the Manchester (Grosvenor Street) Circuit, so the same form was used to provide information from both.

Plymouth Grove, Chorlton-on-Medlock, seated 630. The chapel opened in 1879 and finally closed in 2008. Prior to that the original building was vacated and the plaques were disposed of, so this is the only Methodist record of these seven men. The Guild Secretary gave much more information than usual.

Cpl. Henry C. Helliwell                R.A.M.C. Lost with H.M.S. Royal Edward June 1915.  [note 1]

L/Cpl. Charles C. Capstick       15th Bn. Royal Scots.
Fell in action Battle of the Somme 1st      July 1916

Sergt. William R. Capstick       15th Bn. Royal Scots.
Fell in action Battle of the Somme 1st July 1916

Pte. William H. Raines                Manchesters. Fell in action 5th August 1917  [note 2]

Herbert Whitehouse                  Royal Flying Corps. Died Sept 1917 from injuries received in                                                                air raid on Ipswich in July 1917

Cpl. Barnet Baker                        R.A.M.C. Died 30 Jan. 1918 in hospital at Boulogne

Pte. Edgar M. Jones                    6th Bn. Border Regt. Reported missing [note 3]

Notes:

1. Henry Helliwell was the son of Rev. J. Uttley Helliwell, minister of the church 1913-1916. Like most Wesleyans, his religious affiliation does not appear in the record.

2. William H. Raines does not appear in any official record of the fallen.

3. Edgar M. Jones returned to the front with the 23rd Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers, but died on 11 April 1918

Grosvenor Street, Chorlton-on-Medlock was the main church of the Circuit, seating 1300. There appears to be no other memorial than this.

The seventeen men are:

Pte. Albert Allen                                            11th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Pte. Fred P. Barlow     202294                 4th Bn. King’s Own (Royal Lancaster) Regt.

Tom Baxter                                                       3rd Bn. Border Regt.

[Gnr.] William Bogg                                       Royal Field Artillery

Pte. James Dalgleish         28662            23rd Bn. Manchester Regt.

Pte. George Elliott                                         Manchester Regt.

Pte. Charles O. Green       S.10780         Seaforth Highlanders

Pte. Fred Green                                              23rd Bn. Manchester Regt.

Sergt. Philip Haith                                         8th Bn. King’s Own (Royal Lancaster) Regt.

Pte. Warwick Haith                                       22nd Bn. Manchester Regt.

Pte. William Heyes            [252124]         1/6th Bn. Manchester Regt.

Pte. T. Seymour Hurrell   [PS/10895]   Royal Fusiliers

Pte. John Hyam                                               [11th Bn. Border Regt.]

Pte. John Mc Cooey                                      [1/8th Bn.] Manchester Regt.

[Pte.] Henry Rankin               17189           20th Bn. Manchester Regt.

William Ramsden                                           8th Bn. Manchester Regt.

[OS] A.J. Sinclair                                              Royal Navy

Additional sources: Commonwealth War Graves Commission, IWM Lives of the First World War.

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