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Remembrance :

Remembrance of those that have served the Nation in conflict.


Remembrance in & around Prestwich


St Mary's War Graves & Memorials :

A map of war graves and memorials


A map of war graves and memorials


St Mary's Noteable Graves & Memorials :

A map of noteable graves and memorials


A map of noteable graves and memorials


St Mary's guide to the graves and monuments :

Ian Pringle’s guide to the graves and monuments in Prestwich Parish Churchyard


Heritage Society publication


A

Allen,Charles :

MP for Stroud


Info Info: Alan's father Peter, lived at Sedgley Mount and was the manager of the Manchester
Guardian, part owning the Evening News.
Charles scored the first ever points by
Wales versus England (1884), was MP 1900-1918
and served as a Town Major (aged 53)
in the Gloucester Regt during WWI.
Died 1930.


Allen, Rev Isaac :

The Puritan Rector ejected from Prestwich.



Appleyard, Thomas :

House Joiner to Sir Thomas Egerton,the 1st Earl of Wilton of Heaton Hall


[St Mary's B2]


Astley, Samuel :

The Unfortunate Death of Samuel Astley



[St Mary's |B2]


Aston,John :

Footballer


Man Utd Footballer


Info Info:John Aston Snr was a professional Full Back fro Man United making 253 appearances.
Born in Prestwich: 03-09-1921 to Robert, a Chemical Labourer. He became a trainee at Man United in January 1938 & turned professional in Dec 1939.
After the War John made his debut for Manchester United in League Division One on the 18/09/1946 v Chelsea, played at Maine Rd. This ended 1-1. He played in 1948 FA Cup final win over Blackpool and held 17 England caps.
John retired from the game in 1954,and became chief scout under Wilf McGuiness.
He died 31/07/2003, aged 81.

B

Bannerman, James:

Home Trade Merchant and active Conservative.



Beaufort,John St Lawrence :

Postmaster of Manchester for 27 years


Manchester Postmaster

[St Mary's SOUTH]



Birch, Canon Henry :

Tutor to the Prince of Wales and Rector of St Mary's for 32 years.

Canon Birch


[St Mary's B2B]


Blenkinsop, William :

This soldier spent 36 years in the 10th (Lincs)Regiment of Foot serving & fighting in Spain, Italy,France and Malta.

Post by Alan Jennings


[St Mary's B2B]


Bridgford, Sir Robert K.C.B. :

Leader of troops in the Boer War


[St Mary's SOUTH]


Lived at Hilton House


Broadhurst, Henry Tootal :

Of Woodhill and Tootal Broadhurst & Lee Hemming manufacturers


[St Mary's SOUTH]


Woodhill


Brothers, Peter Malam, CBE, DSO , DFC & Bar :

WWII Battle of Britain Fighter Ace


Info Info: Born in Spetember 1917 in Prestwich to John Malam Brothers, Peter joined the RAF in 1936. He was credited with 16 aerial victories, 10 of which he achieved flyihn Hurricanes based at Biggin Hill during the Battle of Britain.
During an offensive patrol in August 1940, this officer's flight encountered about one hundred enemy aircraft. He led the flight in attack against them, but before this could be pressed home, he was himself attacked by a number of Messerschmitt 110's. Turning to meet them, he found himself in a stalled position; he spun out of it and immediately sighted and engaged a Dornier 215 which he shot down. Later in the day he destroyed a Messerschmitt 109. Altogether Flight Lieutenant Brothers has destroyed seven enemy aircraft. He has at all times displayed great courage and initiative.
He converted to Spitfire in 1941, and became Wing Leader at Tangmere in 1942. After a period as a Civil Servant in Kenya, he rejoined the RAF and was appointed Wing Commander, flying the Vickers Valiant jet bombers. He ultimately became Air Commodore in 1966, and was awarded the CBE after he retired in 1973. Peter died in 2008. .


Buxton, Richard :

Botanist.


[St Mary's NORTH]


C

Catton, James :

Ground breaking football journalist


Supported football turning professional

[St Mary's NS3]


The Clegg Family:

Mill owners of Besses o'th'Barn, Butt Hill and Rectory Lane.


Also founded Besses Brass band

[St Mary's D2]


Collier, Thomas :

The oldest grave in St Mary's Churchyard


This grave records the deaths of the children of Thomas,
who all died between the 1st & 12th December 1641.
[St Mary's B1]


Cobden, Charles :

Brother of Richard Cobden of the Anti-Corn League


This grave records the child of Richard, and his Brother Charles.

[St Mary's B1]


D

Henry Dalton :

Chelsea Pensioner


Sergeant in the Royal Field Artillery

[St Mary's North]


Samuel Dawson :

of Blackley


Corporal in Colonel Lee's Light Dragoons (Irish Rebellion)

[St Mary's B2EAST]


Otho Dudson :

Mill & Dye works owner of Lands End


The Dudson Family of Lands End

[St Mary's D2]


F

Fairbairn, Sir William :

Mechanical Engineer, boiler, bridge, ship and locomotive builder & inventor.


Mechnical Engineer

[St Mary's B2(B)]


Fairbairn, Mary Elleanor :

Daughter of Thomas Fairbarin. Thomas was also an Engineer, 3rd son of Sir William and later knighted & became Mayor of Leeds.



[St Mary's B2]


Fort, Lawrence:

Calico printer & business partner of Richard Cobden (of the Anti-Corn Law league).


Fort Bros - Calico Printers

of Sedgley Hall


G

Gray, John :

Chelsea Pensioner


Brigade Sergeant Major, Royal Artillery

[St Mary's NS1]


Grimshaw, William :

Bike & car dealer, and The Gramophone King.


Gramophone King (external site)

[St Mary's C3]


H

Harker,Howard, M.C. :

WWI flying Ace.


Harker, WW1 flying Ace


Hayhurst, Squadron Leader :

WWII flying Ace.


Hayhurst, WWII flying Ace


Haywood, Abel :

Chartist Publisher & Mayor of Manchester.


Abel Heywood


The Hilton Family:

Hulton/Hylton/Hilton families of Prestwich.


Hilton Lane


Holden, Isaac :

Architect of Prestwich Hospital.


Wellbank


Horsefield, John :

Botanist.


[St Mary's D2]


Hulme, Otho :

Of Barnfield, Bleacher & Calico printer


Barnfield


[St Mary's SOUTH]


L

Lamb, James :

Internationally renowned cabinet maker.


cabinet maker

[St Mary's SOUTH]


Lamb, Capt Ynyr :

Captain in the Bengal Native Infantry


Capt. in the Bengal Native Infantry

[St Mary's C WEST]


Leeson, Everard :

Architect.

[St Mary's SOUTH]


Lyon, Rev. James :

Rector of St Mary's


Rector for 53 years

M

Mather, Sir William :

M.P. and of of Mather & Platt Ltd.


[St Mary's NS1]


Mather, Roy Craygo :

Director of Mather & Platt Ltd.


[St Mary's NS1]


McConnel, James & William & Henry :

Cotton mill owners.


Bent Hill
Bent House
Brooklands
Wellbank

Mills, Michael & Haslam :

BBC journalist, barrister and author, of Inglewood, Prestwich Park Rd South




Michael was son of Haslam.


Muirhead, Thomas Steven & Thomas Jnr :

Of Barnfield, Alderman, Fishmongers & Architect


Barnfield

N

Novelli, Lewis & Hariet :

Murdered Widow

The Story of a Murdered Widow
[St Mary's B2]


O

Ogden, Robert :

Lived at and brother of the Architect of Rookwood


P

Percival, James :

Botanist.


[St Mary's D2]


Percival, William :

Veteran of the Battle of Waterloo 1815.


Waterloo Veteran

[St Mary's SOUTH]


R

Roberts, Charlotte :

House Keeper to Thomas Egerton, formerly Grosvenor, the 2nd Earl of Wilton of Heaton Hall


[St Mary's B2]


Royle, Vernon :

Justice of the Peace
Lived at Brooklands


[St Mary's B2 EAST]


S

Scholes, Rev. Jacob, George, Thomas :

Landowners of Prestwich, read about them at:

BentHouse
High Bank
Woodhill


Sidney, Henry :

House Steward to Sir Thomas Egerton,the 1st Earl of Wilton of Heaton Hall



[St Mary's B2]


Simister, James :

Gave his name to the land and village of Simister


Simister, the man and the place



Slagg, John :

merchant, justice of the peace, and friend of Richard Cobden (of the Anti-Corn Law league)


Sturgeon, William :

Electrician



Inventor of the Electromagnet

[St Mary's B2B]


Swain, Charles :

Poet



The Manchester Poet

[St Mary's SOUTH]


T

Taylor, John :

Gardner to Sir Thomas Egerton,the 2nd Earl of Wilton of Heaton Hall (buried alongside other servants)


[St Mary's B2]


Thorpe, Edward Addin :

Soldier who served & died in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882


[St Mary's NORTH]


V

Vickers, Hedley :

Of Barnfield, meat producers


Barnfield

W

Webster, Thomas :

Gardner to to Sir Thomas Egerton,the 1st Earl of Wilton of Heaton Hall.
The grave includes his wife and 8 grandchildren.


[St Mary's D1]


Wood, George :

Magistrate,deputy Leutenant of Lancashire, and MP for Kendal
Lived at Brooklands


[St Mary's SOUTH]


Y

Young, Julia :

Actress, and wife to actor Charles Mayne Young


Actress

[St Mary's B1]


Wrigley, Thomas & Willam :

Of Barnfield, Railway contractors


Barnfield


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Remembrance :

Remembrance of those that have served the Nation in conflict.


Remembrance in & around Prestwich