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Capt Arthur de Bells Adam (MC)
1885 - 1916

CPL David Wallace Crawford
1887 - 1916

Lce-Corpl John Joseph Nickle
1894 - 1916

Pte 17911 Morton Neill
1897 - 1916

Lieut Edward Stanley Ashcroft
1883 - 1918
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Pte 21940 Thomas Ackerley

  • Age: 25
  • From: Rochdale
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Btn
  • K.I.A Friday 28th January 1916
  • Commemorated at: Cerisy-gailly Mil Cem
    Panel Ref: II.D.28

Thomas Ackerley enlisted at Liverpool on 9th November 1914, stating his age as 24 years, born in Rochdale and his occupation was steward. He went to France in November 1915 and was killed in action on 28th January 1916. In his enlistment papers appear to entries for Next of Kin - his sister, Eva Barker, living at 48 Farnworth Street, Liverpool and Nellie Williams of 72 Ponsonby Street, Liverpool. It has not been possible to positively identify any of the three. In the 1901 Census there is one Thomas Ackerley, born Rochdale in about 1888, who is a pupil/inmate at Ditton Boys Home, 43 St Albert Street, Rochdale.  In the same Census appear Frank and Eva Ellen Barker, Rochdale but unfortunately their marriage record (1910) on line does not provide Eva’s maiden name and there is no record of them in 1911 at Farnworth Street. Similarly, there are several ladies named Nellie Williams but not traceable to Ponsonby Street. Thomas was buried in Cerisy-Gailly Cemetery, Grave II D 28. He was awarded all three medals.


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