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Manchester Regiment Memorials


Commemorative Plaques


Manchester, Heaton Park

A memorial plaque surmounted by the coat of arms of the City of Manchester, erected by the Lancashire & Cheshire Western Front Association on the perimeter wall of the park. Unveiled on Tuesday 7th September 1993 by Lieutenant Colonel Michael Parish, commanding 5th /8th Battalion The King's Regiment.

The 16th, 17th, 18th and 19th PALS BATTALIONS of the Manchester Regiment
Trained at Heaton Park
Between September 1914 and April 1915

Present to witness the event were Sergeant Joe Fitzpatrick of the 2/6th Manchesters and Private Albert Hurst, who enlisted into and served with the 2nd City Battalion, the 17th Manchesters, 70 years had elapsed since his enlistment.

The Ladysmith Barracks Gateway, Ashton-under-LyneAshton-under-Lyne - Ladysmith Gates

Lieutenant William Thomas Forshaw VC 1890 - 1943
Served with the 1/9 th Battalion Manchester Regiment Territorials.
Awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the First World War.

Unveiled by Councillor Peter Joinson, November 1996

Blue plaque to Grantham DCMAshton-under-Lyne - The Armoury, Old Street

A blue plaque to the memory of RQMS Harry Grantham MBE DCM on the exterior wall of the Armoury. Unveiled by his grandson Joe Grantham on 30th October 2000.

Ashton-under-Lyne - Ladysmith Gates

To commemorate the Barracks as being the Home and Depot of The Regiment. Unveiled by Lieutenant Colonel Tasker, commanding 5th/8th King's, November 1996.


Lieutenant James Kirk VC
1897 - 1918
Lived here as a young man
Awarded the Victoria Cross for bravery in the First World War which tragically cost him his life.

Unveiled by Councillor Roy Oldham October 1996



Sergeant William Booth DCM, 20th Battalion

Stalybridge Library outside wall.


Blue plaque on Alma BridgeAlma Bridge, Ashton-under-Lyne

A blue plaque to honour the men of Tameside who served in the Crimean War is located on Alma Bridge linking Ashton and Dukinfield



 Plaque to Robert Scott VC in Haslingden

Robert Scott VC. Plaque on the house where he lived as a boy.

Unveiled by Colonel Donald Gibbs.


122 Droylsden Road, Droylsden, Tameside

RQMS J H Code. Enlisted in the 5th Volunteer Battalion on15 March 1886.

Volunteered to serve with the Imperial Yeomanry during the Boer War. As Colour Sergeant continued to serve with the 8th Territorial Battalion and was one of the battalion's best shots. In WWI became RQMS, serving with the battalion in Egypt, Gallipoli and the Western Front. Awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal for exceptional service throughout the Gallipoli campaign. His son, 2nd Lieutenant Harold Code, was killed on active service with 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment on 25 August 1918 in the assault on Thiepval Ridge. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council erected a commemorative Blue Plaque at their former home at 122 Droylsden Road, Droylsden on 13 December 2001. Unveiled by his grandson John Code Ross.

Names of soldiers of the Regiment on local authority war memorials and individual grave stones are not included in this document although the fine war memorials in Ashton-under-Lyne and Oldham are almost entirely devoted to the men of the 9th and 10th Battalions.

National Memorial Arboretum PlaqueNational Memorial Arboretum Plaque

The plaque commemorating the dead of the King’s Regiment and the Manchester Regiment is located within the National Memorial Arboretum. The Arboretum comprises 150 acres devoted to the concept of remembrance and is situated within the National Forest near Litchfield. In addition to being the home of the Armed Forces Memorial, the Arboretum also contains amongst its estimated 50,000 trees, memorials to both military and civil services. The red plaque bears a stylised fleur de lys and carries the inscription, ‘In proud memory of the men of the King’s Regiment (Liverpool) and the Manchester Regiment Who have died in wars and other conflicts down the years’. This plaque is one of over 400 memorials accessible to the public within the Arboretum.

Memorial to George Stringer VC.

Memorial to George Stringer VC  Unveiled in Philips Park Cemetery on Sunday 24th July 2011.

Memorial plaque to George Stringer VC


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