Regiment: Welsh Regiment

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.

Balderson, Robert – Signaller (Private)

Youngest son of the late Joseph B. Balderson, and of Hannah Balderson, of 18, Lenora Street, Deane, Bolton, Lancashire. Recorded as Robert BELDERSON on CWGC. Enlisted January 1915, aged 15.

Barrow, George – Private

Son of Ralph Talbot Barrow and Margaret Barrow, of 2, West Street, Lower Broughton, Salford, Lancashire.

Barwise, Ralph – Private

Son of Ellen Barwise, of 109, King Street, Farnworth, Lancashire, and the late Thomas Barwise; husband of Rachel Barwise, of 3, Lindley Street, Kearsley, Lancashire.

Bennetta, Fred – Private

Adopted son of Mr. and Mrs. W. Simmons, of 31, William Street, Farnworth, Lancashire.  Enlisted September 1915.  D.C.M. Citation: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a critical period of forty eight hours these runners maintained uninterrupted communication between company and battalion headquarters, continually passing through heavy artillery and machine-gun barrage. They also carried rations when practically all the ration party were wiped out. Their courage and devotion to duty were an example to all.” (LG 5.12.18)

Berry, William – Signaller (Private)

Eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Berry, of Queen Street, Bromley Cross, Turton, Lancashire. Formerly served with the Lancashire Fusiliers. Resident of Swansea, Glamorganshire.

Bithell, Herbert Lewis – Sergeant

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Bithell, of 49, Edward Street, Farnworth, Lancashire; husband of Edna Bithell, of 37, Longcauseway, Farnworth, Lancashire. Wounded on 15 March 1918 and died at 54th Casualty Clearing Station.