In Splendid Manner : Prestwich Roll of Honour 1914-1918

 

 

“In Splendid Manner”

Prestwich Roll of Honour 1914-18.

David Galloway

 

The book, of 128 pages, lists biographical details of 275 local
servicemen who lost their lives as a result of the conflict. The text is
accompanied by 14 pages of colour and black and white images, including
personal correspondence, attestation documents, places of burial and
commemoration.

A well written and exhaustively researched account of the boys
and men from Prestwich who died fighting in the First World War.The
author gives them all due respect and brings out their personal stories through
use of Census material and Letters Home from the Front etc.

A great source for Local History and Genealogy.

The author explains more …

Basically, I began research about 7 years ago on a casual basis just out of
curiosity to see what info the CWGC had on the men on the Roll. This led to me
looking at Census returns and eventually deciding to see if I could gather
enough information on individual servicemen to turn it into a book. Thus began
making a number of visits to the National Archives at Kew, looking through
microfilm copies of attestation documents, service records and in the case of
officers, looking through original documentation. I have accessed many other
sources including war diaries and countless books. I was also fortunate enough
to have contact with descendants of a small number of men
who kindly allowed me access to photoraphs, and personal papers, some of which are reproduced in the book.
The book itself, contains a separate chapter for each year of the war, each
beginning with a brief introduction to the major global events of the conflict
and of more local events taking place in Prestwich. Brief biographies of each
serviceman who lost their lives in the respective years then follows. At the
back of the book there are details of men who died following the war and of a
small number who I have been unable to positively identify.

The book is dedicated to my father Harold, who inspired my interest in
military history as a child, but who died shortly after I began my
research.”

Was your ancestor among the fallen ?

Available from Prestwich and Bury Library and the Fusiliers Museum in Bury

or direct from the Author at …

galloway794@btinternet.com

Price : £8.99

 

 

 

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