- Surnames starting with the letter M. 

John* McPartland

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:11th Bn
Name of Rgt or Ship:Cheshire Rgt
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Lonsdale Cemetery, Aveluy
Town Memorial:Altrincham
Extra Information:
Born during the March quarter 1894 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/196a,
the son of Thomas & Ellen McPartland (nee Rockell).

1901 Census - 53 Chapel Street, Altrincham.    Son - aged: 7 - born:
Altrincham.   Head of household - Thomas McPartland - Married - aged: 35 -
occ: Cab Driver - born: Altrincham.   Also - Ellen McPartland - Wife -
aged: 34 - occ: Charwoman - born: Bourne End, Buckinghamshire.   Plus 2

Attended St. Vincent's R.C. School and Church.   His father died in 1903,
aged: 37.   His mother - Ellen McPartland, then married Robert Murray in

1911 Census - 34 Police Street, Altrincham.   Stepson - aged: 17 - occ:
Apprentice House Painter - born: Altrincham.   Head of household - Robert
Murray - Married - aged: 45 - occ: General Labourer - born: Altrincham.  
Also - Nellie Murray (his mother) - Wife - aged: 44 - born: Wycombe,
Buckinghamshire.   Plus 1 elder brother.  

Employed as a Painter & Decorator by Mr. William Armstrong, Stamford St,

Enlisted in August 1914 and drafted to the front in September 1915.

WO 363 - Enlisted into the Cheshire Regiment at Chester on the 5th
September 1914.  He was aged 20 years and 6 months and employed as a
Painter.  He was apprenticed to Messrs. Armstrong.  His five year
apprenticeship finishes in 1915, but he has his employees approval to
enlist.   He was 5 feet 9 3/4 inches in height and weighed 119 lb.   His
chest measurements were 35 inches fully expanded with a 5 inch expansion
rate.   He had a Fresh complexion, Brown eyes and Brown hair. His religion
- Roman Catholic.   His mother - Ellen Murray of 43 Police Street,
Altrincham was his next of kin. 

Whilst stationed at North Camp, Aldershot he was charged with firing a
blank cartridge in the barrack room - given 7 days C.B. (Confined to
Barracks).    Still at Aldershot, he was found to be absent from a tattoo
on the 1st August 1915 - given ? days C.B.   He was posted to France on the
25th September 1915.

Admitted to 76 F.A. (Field Ambulance)  at the Pont de Nieppe suffering from
Bronchitis - discharged on the 6th.  Treated for dental caries at 76 F.A. 
on the 29th January 1916.   Admitted 'sick' into 12 C.C.S. (Casualty
Clearing Station) on the 5th February 1916 - discharged on the 11th March. 
Admitted to 12 C.C.S. on the 18th March 1916 suffering from Phthisis
(Tuberculosis) - sent down to No. 13 General Hospital at Boulogne on the
24th.   Sent to 25 General Hospital at Hardelot on the 31st March 1916.  
Transferred to I.C.D. at Boulogne on the 21st April suffering from
Bronchitis.  Sent to Etaples on the 17th April 1916.   Admitted to 13
General Hospital on the 26th April suffering from Tubercule of lung and
transferred to 25 General Hospital, Boulogne.   On the 30th April he was
admitted 24 General Hospital, Etaples - discharged on the 9th May.  
Admitted to 6 C.C. on the 27th May suffering from Class T.B.   
Re-classified as "A" by the 11th June and was considered fit enough to be
sent to the front - he rejoined his battalion on the 16th June 1916.

In 1919, he had a brother - Edward McPartland, aged: 30 residing at 41
Orchard Place, Timperley and his sister - Annie Nash, aged: 23, residing at
34 Police Street, Altrincham.

Listed as McParland on the Altrincham Cenotaph.

Death reported in the 22/09/1916 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1917, which states
that he lived at Chapel St, Altrincham.

Not commemorated on the Chapel Street Memorial.

Memorials found on:
St. George's (Altrincham)
Altrincham & District Roll of Honour
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