Gunner John RADFORD, Royal Field Artillery, who died on 28th November 1916, Port Said War Memorial Cemetery
Territorial from 211th Brigade RFA , formerly 2nd East Lancashire Brigade RFA, the Batteries, 15th / 16th / 17th Lancashire Batteries being based in Hyde Road, Manchester. They provided the Divisional Artillery support for the 42nd (East Lancashire)Division.
Long Long Trail: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division
The East Lancashire Division were the first Territorial Division to deploy overseas, being sent to Egypt to defend the Suez Canal in October 1914. The majority of the Division were sent to Gallipoli, one Infantry Brigade, the Manchester Brigade stayed in Egypt, and the 2nd East Lancashire Brigade RFA also remained. The Division, along with all other units in the Helles bridgehead, made a successful withdrawal from Gallipoli by 8 January 1916.
The only other engagement noted was the Battle of Romani (5th / 6th August) 1916, when the Division suffered greatly from the extreme sun and lack of water.
Name: RADFORD, JOHN
Nationality: United Kingdom
Regiment/Service: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 211th Bde.
Date of Death: 28/11/1916
Service No: 1780
Additional information: Son of Mary Emma Radford, of 122, Catherine St., Denton, Manchester, and the late John Radford.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: K. 35.
Cemetery: PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
From the CWGC: In February 1916, Port Said contained No 31 General Hospital, No 15 Stationary Hospital and No 26 Casualty Clearing Station.
Denton Roll of Honour
Name:RADFORD JohnAddress:122 Catherine StreetRank:GunnerService Number:1780Regiment:Royal field Artillery 112th Brigade Killed / Wounded / Missing:DiedRemarks:Died at Port Said, Egypt.Date of Death:28/11/1916Additional Information:Born Denton. Enlisted Manchester. Son of Mary Emma Radford, of 122, Catherine St., Denton, Manchester, and the late John Radford. Died age 26.
Denton War Memorial