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.

Ackerley, William – Private

Son of William Ackerley. William married Frances Lovett 01 February 1919 and they lived at 9, Hutchinson Street, Salford, Lancashire. At the time William attested in February 1918 he was attached to the Manchester Regiment, 53rd (Young Soldiers) Battalion. At this time William was living at 2 Sunnyside Street, Salford, Lancashire. He was transferred to the York and Lancaster Regiment 16 August 1918 and his service record shows that he was detained as a prisoner of war for a short period in 1918. He was demobilised 26 November 1919. On 17 February 1921 he re-enlisted at Salford into the 8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers (3437539 / 3438021) on one years service, and at this time he was living at 22, Mottram Street, Salford, Lancashire.

Anderson, Thomas – Private

Husband of Mary Ann Burns (formerly Anderson) of 8 Cape Street, Regent Street, Salford, Lancashire. Worked for Salford Corporation Tramways Department.

Ashworth, John – Private

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Ashworth, of 181, Higher Brinksway, Stockport, Cheshire; husband of E. E. Ashworth. Died Prisoner of War.