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1885 - 1916

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1887 - 1916

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Pte 52121 Norman Garside

  • Age: 21
  • From: Manchester
  • Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 19th Btn
  • K.I.A Saturday 23rd June 1917
  • Commemorated at: Menin Gate Memorial
    Panel Ref: Panel 4 & 6

Norman Garside was born 15th March 1896 in Manchester and was baptised 20th May 1896 at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Grosvenor Street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Manchester. He was the son of James and Margaret Garside (nee Brierley), of 267, Heald Place, Platt Lane, Rusholme, Manchester.

The 1901 Census shows the family living at 36, Hampden Street, South Manchester.

The father James aged 33, born 1868 is a packing case maker and was born in Manchester. His wife Margaret aged 32, born 1869 with no occupation listed was also born in Manchester as were their three children. Their children are living with them at the time of the Census, Edith aged 8, born 1893, James aged 6, born 1895 and Norman aged 5, born 1896.

The 1911 Census shows the family living at 267 Heald Place Rusholme.

The mother Margaret is a widow aged 42, born 1869 and has no occupation listed. She had been married for 20 years to James and they had three children, Edith aged 18, occupation Shop assistant (leather goods), James aged 16 is an apprentice to engineering (chain manufacturer) and Norman aged 15 is a clerk in a packing case manufacturer. All the children were born in Manchester. His father James died 15th April, 1906 and Probate on 21st May, 1906 shows he left his estate of £439. 17s. 9d to his wife Margaret and Sarah Elizabeth Anthony (wife of John Anthony).

He enlisted in Manchester and was formerly 2577, Manchester Regiment and was serving in the 19th Battalion, The King’s Liverpool Regiment as Private No 52121 when he was killed in action on the 23rd June, 1917 aged 21 during the Somme Offensive. 

By June 1917 the 19th Battalion was in the Ypres salient, in the front line south of Hooge.  On the 10th the 19th is relieved in the line and marches back to Brandhoek.  The Battalion War Diary for 23rd June records:  

 “At night practically all the battalion were out on a working party digging an assembly trench and suffered casualties:  7 OR killed, 13 OR wounded, 1 OR missing.” 

Norman was one of the 7 other ranks the other's being George Ashbrook, Andrew Harron, Harold Hart, Harold Mathison, Frederick Owen and Joseph Spencer mentioned in the Battalion diary.the others being referred to in the diary.

His body was not recovered or was subsequently lost and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres.

Reported wounded now missing in Weekly Casualty List on 28th Aug 1917

Soldiers Effects and Pension to his mother Margaret

We currently have no further information on Norman Garside, If you have or know someone who may be able to add to the history of this soldier, please contact us.

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