Ackerley, Harold – Private

Son of Alfred Vernon Ackerley and Clementina Ackerley, of 17, Regent Square, Salford, Lancashire. In an article found in the Salford Reporter it is reported that Harold was accidently shot “in the line” after cleaning his rifle. He was handling the rifle butt end first, that is the muzzle pointing towards him, having forgotten to apply the safety catch the rifle discharged shooting Harold in both legs. He was taken to the field hospital but died shortly after. He was buried at Rue-David Military Cemetery Fleurbaix where Reverend H Williams presided over his funeral. Prior to the war he worked at St Bartholomew’s and was secretary of Salford Junior Conservative Association. Brother of Sydney.

Ackerley, Sydney – Lance Corporal

Son of Alfred Vernon Ackerley and Clementina Ackerley, of 17, Regent Square, Salford, Lancashire. Prior to the war he worked at Thomas Collier and Sons, High St, Manchester. Sydney was awarded the Military Medal for placing a German machine gun out of action under heavy fire. Brother of Harold Ackerley.

Ball, Frederick – Private

Formerly 14451, Reserve Regiment of Cavalry. Formerly 13524, 3rd Battalion. Dorsetshire Regiment. Worked for Salford Corporation Gas Department.

Booth, Harry – Corporal

Harry had served with the Liverpool Regiment (269415) prior to being transferred to the Royal Fusiliers. Soldiers Died Great War gives the following additional information: Formerly 8125, Liverpool Regiment, posted 26th Royal Fusiliers.

Brewer, George – Private

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Brewer, of 2, Dyer Street, Ordsall Lane, Salford, Lancashire. Service number 17909 confirmed against Medal Card – SDGW records as 17999.