Author Topic: manchesters killed at cleethorpes  (Read 1342 times)

Offline manmack

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,225
    • View Profile
manchesters killed at cleethorpes
« on: Monday 27 March 06 13:41 BST (UK) »
does anyone live in cleethorpes and goes to their library regulary,ime looking for a picture of the 31 men from the 3rd battalion manchester regt who were killed in a zeppelin raid on 1st april 1916,or anything that may be mentioned about them,i have the info from the CWGC and SDGW but the newspapers usually give more up to date info,many thanks,mack
military history,mainly ww1,manchester pals battalions,tyneside irish +tyneside scottish brigades,leeds,liverpool,accrington,birmingham,hull,barnsley,swansea and salford pals.

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline liverpool annie

  • Deceased Rest In Peace
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ********
  • Posts: 13,434
  • Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: manchesters killed at cleethorpes
« Reply #1 on: Monday 27 March 06 15:25 BST (UK) »
Hi Mack !

I found this - does it help??

http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/LEICESTERSHIRE-PLUS/1999-05/0927581085

Zeppelin Raid over Cleethorpes Lincs
Zeppelin airship drops bombs on the resort
Just after midnight and lights had been put out in the Baptist Chapel
on Alexandra Road, where men from the Manchester Regt; had been
billeted that same day. The Zeppelin approached the town and turned,,
as if to head away over the river, then turned again and suddently
there was a flash, closely followed by others. The first was a direct
hit on the chapel, 31 N.C.O.'s and menof the 3rd Battalion were
killed. Volunteers manned the stretchers that carried the victims out
of the devasted building into the waiting ambulances and, as each one
was removed the stretchers were tipped over, leaving a stream of blood
running down the butters a Gruesome sight for those in attendence.
The commander of the German Zeppelin L21, Martin Dietrich, could not
have realised he was bombing a contingency of soldiers who were
sleeping on the floor of the chapel.

There is a nice monument in Cleethorpes Cemetery to the men who died

In Memorium
N.C.O.'s and Men 3rd Battalion Manchester Regiment, who lost their
lives whilest serving their country on April 1 1916
33055 Lc Cpl SWIFT J.
32323 Lc Cpl HAYNES A.
30358 Pte BALL W.
34637 Pte BEAUMONT L.A.
32258 Pte BEARDSLEY J. The 5 could be a 3
97790 Pte BELL S.
2425 Pte BODSWORTH W.
30177 Pte BRIERLEY T.
34621 Pte BROWN W.H.
34619 Pte BUDDING E.
32914 Pte CHANDLER F.
32997 Pte CHANDLER J.
34618 Pte CLOWES J.
34625 Pte CORFIELD J.
34633 Pte CUTHBERT H.
30241 Pte DIMELOW P.
30401 Pte DIVENEY T.
32215 Pte DOWNS A.
34620 Pte FOX R.
33034 Pte FRANCIS W.
32263 Pte HONNON T.
33107 Pte HARRISON P.
30126 Pte HETHERINGTON W.
32278 Pte PIERCE T.
27724 Pte RADFORD J.
27902 Pte RAMSDEN H.
30179 Pte RUSSELL J.
32275 Pte TOMKINSON G.
27591 Pte WHEELER J.
34639 Pte WILD W.
27537 Pte WOOD R.



Annie  :)
Cooper : Muels : Howarth : Every : Price : King

http://web.archive.org/web/20130407030702/http://www.freewebs.com/liverpoolannie

http://web.archive.org/web/20130407191115/http://manchestersoldiers.webs.com

http://web.archive.org/web/20130807102055/http://www.powv.webs.com/
Be who you are and say what you feel -  because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind ! Dr. Seuss

Erect no gravestone .... let the Rose every year bloom for his sake ! Rilke Sonnets to Orpheus, I

RootsChat is the busiest, largest free family history forum site in the country. It is completely free to use. Register now.
Also register instantly with Facebook or Twitter (and other social networks). Start your genealogy search now.


Offline manmack

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,225
    • View Profile
Re: manchesters killed at cleethorpes
« Reply #2 on: Monday 27 March 06 16:47 BST (UK) »
thanks annie,is the lady in the link on rootschat,i didnt know they were in the chapel sleeping,thats a great bit of info,whats puzzleing me is they have them listed as died in the roll of honour,not killed,mack
military history,mainly ww1,manchester pals battalions,tyneside irish +tyneside scottish brigades,leeds,liverpool,accrington,birmingham,hull,barnsley,swansea and salford pals.

Offline liverpool annie

  • Deceased Rest In Peace
  • RootsChat Marquessate
  • ********
  • Posts: 13,434
  • Crown Copyright, from www.nationalarchives.gov.uk
    • View Profile
Re: manchesters killed at cleethorpes
« Reply #3 on: Monday 27 March 06 18:17 BST (UK) »



Looks like it just said "lost their lives" !!

Maybe you could send her an email and see what else she knows!

She's on Rootsweb and don't know if she's on here or not !!

Annie 
Cooper : Muels : Howarth : Every : Price : King

http://web.archive.org/web/20130407030702/http://www.freewebs.com/liverpoolannie

http://web.archive.org/web/20130407191115/http://manchestersoldiers.webs.com

http://web.archive.org/web/20130807102055/http://www.powv.webs.com/
Be who you are and say what you feel -  because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind ! Dr. Seuss

Erect no gravestone .... let the Rose every year bloom for his sake ! Rilke Sonnets to Orpheus, I

Offline manmack

  • RootsChat Aristocrat
  • ******
  • Posts: 2,225
    • View Profile
Re: manchesters killed at cleethorpes
« Reply #4 on: Monday 27 March 06 20:26 BST (UK) »
thanks annie
mack
military history,mainly ww1,manchester pals battalions,tyneside irish +tyneside scottish brigades,leeds,liverpool,accrington,birmingham,hull,barnsley,swansea and salford pals.