Roll of Honour of the 710 men of Hyde who fell in WW1
Lance Corporal 1000 James EARNSHAW of 1th / 9th Bn. Manchester Regiment
Killed in Action Wednesday 9th June 1915, Dardanelles, age 26
|Of:||209 Mount Pleasant, Denton, and 25 Travis Street, Hyde, Cheshire|
|Born:||1889, Denton, Lancashire|
|Parents:||and of 0|
|Marital status:||Married to Elizabeth Earnshaw of Mount Pleasant, Stockport Road, Denton, Lancashire.|
|Occupation:||Machine Planker, Hat Works|
|He enlisted in:||Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire|
|Remembered on:||Grave/Panel Sp. Mem. A. 48. of the memorial in Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey|
|Link with Hyde:||Lived in Hyde|
Denton Territorial Dies at his post
Struck Whilst Cleaning Rifle
Mrs Earnshaw, of Mount Pleasant, Stockport Road, Denton, was notified on Tuesday that her husband, Private James Earnshaw, of the A Company, 9th Manchester Territorial Regiment, has been killed in action at the Dardanelles.
The sad news was conveyed in a letter sent by Major J. S. Howarth, who wrote: “I am sorry to have to let you know of you husband’s death. He was talking to his friends whilst cleaning his rifle, when he was struck, and the next moment he had “gone home. There was no pain or suffering. It was all so sudden. We are sorry to lose him. He was a good soldier, and fell at his post doing his duty.” His wife last heard from him on Wednesday week, when in a letter he said ”We have had it a bit hot.“ We landed here from boats with the Turks dropping shells all over us. I shall never forget it.”
Private Earnshaw was in the Ashton detachment of the Territorials, and was married in August, prior to going to Egypt in September.
He was a machine planker at Messers., Joseph Wilsons, hat manufacturers, of Wilton Street, Denton.
North Cheshire Herald, July 3rd 1915, Page 8 Column 7