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Manchester Regiment Memorials


Post World War I and World War II


Garrison Church York

Memorial window of fleur de lys crest. Dedicated July 1934 by Archbishop of York. Strensall Garrison Church, York

 

Gordon Church of Scotland 

Gordon Church of ScotlandIn memory of Captain George Stuart Henderson VC DSO MC
The Manchester Regiment
Only son of Robert and Mary Henderson
Born at East Gordon December 5th 1893
"Killed in Action" at Hillah, Mesopotamia
July 24th 1920
"All that he had he gave"

 

Manchester Cathedral on north wall adjacent to Regimental Chapel

A stone tablet commemorating Sir Hubert Worthington, Captain16th Manchesters.
1886 - 1963 In Memorium
Sir Hubert Worthington RA
Architect to this cathedral for 25 years. With great devotion he restored the building after severe damage by air raids in 1940.
The east window in the Chapel was given by his friends of the Manchester Regiment
Hubert Worthington Stone Tablet

 

St Dyfnogs Church, Llanrhaedr

Plaque to Arthur Harold Thompson 2nd Battalion. Died Burma Photograph of Arthur Harold Thompson plaque

 

 

Ardwick Green Barracks, Manchester

Inscribed brown slate wall tablet in The Kingsman Room.
Peter Derbyshire MSM
In commemoration of his loyal service to the Regiment
Warrant Officer 1925 - 1958 Deputy Branch Secretary 1958 - 1985
Derbyshire plaque at Ardwick Green

Lille, France

Memorial in cemetery to Captain Michael Trotobas of the Manchester Regiment & also a plaque on the wall of Rue de Capitaine Michel.

A special services hero of WWII of Anglo-French parentage. He was commissioned into the Manchester Regiment on 19 January 1941 from the Middlesex Regiment and served at Ladysmith Barracks until 1 June 1941 when he joined the Special Operations Executive. He was shortly afterwards parachuted into France, was captured by the Vichy police and interned in a concentration camp. He organised a mass escape of British Officers and returned to the UK.

In November 1942 he was again parachuted into France where he established and led the 'Farmer' circuit, a sabotage group based in Lille. At the end of February 1943 'Farmer' had its first successful derailment of 40 railway trucks which were destroyed and the Lens-Behune railway line closed for two days. By mid-summer his railway gangs were achieving 15-20 derailments a week and imposing much delay on goods traffic in the area. Trotobas, or Capitaine Michel as he was known had great success with his resistance group but was eventually betrayed and the house where he was staying was raided. Before Trotobas was killed he shot and killed the inspector of the raiding party.

Parish Church of St Cross, Knutsford

 

Stone memorial to Lieutenant Colonel Frank Boyd Merriman - Baron Merriman of Knutsford on the south wall of the nave.

Frank Boyd Meriman first Baron of Knutsford, PC GCVO OBE died 18 January 1962. Educated at Winchester he enlisted in the 20th (Pals) Battalion the Manchester Regiment and transferred to the 22nd Battalion in 1915 where he commanded 'A' Company. In 1916 he left the battalion to become DAAG. He was Mentioned in Despatches on three occasions and appointed OBE during WWI.

From 1924 to 1933 he represented the Rusholme Division of Manchester in the House of Commons as a Conservative. He was Recorder of Wigan 1920-1928 and was twice Solicitor-General in 1928/29 and 1932/33. In 1933 he was elected a member of the Privy Council and from then until his death was President of the Probate, Divorce and Admiralty Division of the High Court, the longest period on record. A Barony was conferred on him in 1941. He was the life-long President of the 22nd Battalion Old Comrades Association.

Photograph of Merriman stone tablet

Ashton-under-Lyne, The Armoury

On the outside wall adjacent to the main entrance. A stone memorial commemorating the Freedom of the Borough of Ashton-under-Lyne given to the 9th Manchesters in 1950

On the 15th July 1950

The Council of the Borough of Ashton-under-Lyne in recognition of the long Association of The 9th Battalion The Manchester Regiment with the Borough and in appreciation of its glorious service to King and Country requested the Battalion to March with Drums Beating Colours flying and Bayonets Fixed on all ceremonial occasions within the Borough

9Bn Freedom stone panel

Ashton-under-Lyne, The Armoury

On the drill hall interior wall. A wooden wall-mounted long case clock by Arnold & Lewis, Manchester with an inscribed brass plate.

Presented to the 3rd VB Manchester Regiment in memory of Henry Wilcox Esq of Ashton-under-Lyne

Ashton under Lyne, The Armoury - long case clock

 

Ashton-under-Lyne, Ladysmith Barracks Gateway

Now a scheduled monument - the entrance arch, inner garden and barrack wall are in the care of Tameside MBC. They were handed over into their responsibility on 24 September 1988. The Ladysmith Barracks Gateway, Ashton-under-Lyne

 

Manchester Cathedral The Regimental Chapel

Itself the memorial not just the Books of Remembrance. Manchester Cathedral The Regimental Chapel

 

Garrison Church, Dhekelia, Cyprus

 

Stained glass window showing the Fleur de Lys and the letters LXIII.

Previously in St George's Church, Moascar, Egypt. Following the British withdrawal from Egypt the window was transferred to Cyprus.

Stained glass window showing the Fleur de Lys and the letters LXIII.

A copy of this stained glass window is in the Museum of the Manchester Regiment Collection. The original window was unveiled in St George's Church, Moascar on 1st August 1937.

Garrison Church, Dhekelia, Cyprus

 

Museum of the Manchester Regiment, Ashton-under-Lyne

Two brass plaques to the memory of the men of the Regiment who died in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency 1951/54. Erected by the Malayan Veterans Association of the Regiment.

St George's Church, Penang, Malaysia

A Bishop's chair and desk presented by the 1st Battalion on 11 April 1954. The inscription on the chair reads:

Presented by The First Battalion the Manchester Regiment in memory of Those Members of The Regiment Killed in Malaya 1951-1954

Photograph of Bishops Chair Memorial

 

St George's Church, Penang, Malaysia

Two brass plaques to the memory of the men of the Regiment who died in Malaya during the Malayan Emergency 1951/54. Donated by the Malayan Veterans Association of the Regiment in 2002 Malaya Veterans Roll of Honour

 

The 'Auberge Du Pont Brie', Goupillieres, Calvados, France

A plaque commemorating one of the Manchester Battalions in WWII. Adjacent to a bridge over the River Orme, 8 miles to the north of Thury Harcourt on the D652.

Maymyo, Burma

A memorial, erected in 2006, by the Royal British Legion to the Regiments who served there pre WWII. 2nd Manchesters were stationed in Maymyo between 26 May 1928 & 26 November 1929.

Central Library, Manchester

The regimental badge in one of the ceilings.

Wrekin College Memorial Tablet, Wellington, Shropshire

 

This tablet is inscribed as follows:

In remembrance of former members of the school who gave their lives on active service or in the service of others.

Malayan Emergency 1948-60:

• E W Draper
• A R Pickin
• M W Raingill*

In 1955 Albert Medals were awarded to:

• M G Baker
• C E Rhodes

For their heroism in the rescue of others

AUT VINCERE

* Max Raingill was an officer in the Manchester Regiment when he was killed on Active service in Malaya.

Wrekin College Memorial Tablet, Wellington, Shropshire

1st Battalion Casualties Malaya 1951-1954

This memorial in Manchester Cathedral is made of Hopton Wood stone from Derbyshire and was hand-carved by Mr John Shaw MA FRSA. It was unveiled inside Manchester Cathedral in March 2011. It commemorates those officers and men of the 1st Battalion Manchester Regiment that died while serving in Malaya (1951-54).

Plaque of 1st battalion Malaya casualties 1951-1954

1st Battalion Casualties Malaya 1941-1945

 

This memorial in Manchester Cathedral, Originally erected in the Singapore Garrison Church in 1945 and brought back to England following the withdrawal of British troops in 1965.

1st Battalion Malayan Casualties plaque

 

 

Oak Chairs in the Regimental Chapel

Oak chairs in the Regimental Chapel

 

Many oak chairs have been presented to the Regimental Chapel in Memory of people connected with the Regiment.

 

 

Church of St Mary, Udimore, Rye, East Sussex 

“To the Glory of God and in loving memory of Major Brodie Valentine Mair D.S.O. M.C. 1st Manchester Regiment who served throughout the Great War and died whilst on active service in Waziristan on 16th May 1922 Aged 39 Years “.

Memoiral Tablet of Brodie Valentine Mair