Battle of Manchester Hill - 16th Battalion Manchester Regiment

Battle of Manchester Hill - 16th Battalion Manchester Regiment

Community provided for students at Manchester schools (and other interested parties) participating in commemorative events for the Battle of Manchester Hill. Manchester Hill was an area of high ground just outside San Quentin in Northern France. It was so named because it was captured by the 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment in 1917. On March 21 1918 at the start of what was known as the 'Spring Offensive' the Hill was attacked by the German Army and defended by the 16th Battalion, Manchester Regiment (part of the Manchester Pals). Despite a heroic defence led by Col. Elstob (who was awarded a posthumous VC) the action was unsuccessful with many of the battalion dead or wounded by 4pm on that day.

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  • Profile picture for Richard Owen

    Born 1896

    Died 1918

    British Army 9235 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Charles Rick

    Died 1918

    British Army 4022 Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

    British Army 40850 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Robert Wilson

    Died 1918

    British Army 9203 Private Manchester Regiment

    British Army 9203 Lance Corporal Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Thomas Yarwood

    Born 1887

    Died 1918

    British Army 7167 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Thomas Yates

    Born 1895

    Died 1918

    British Army 203846 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Archer Searle Hoye

    Born 1886

    Died 1918

    British Army 6630 Private Manchester Regiment

    British Army 6630 Serjeant Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Ernest Jackson

    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 3568 (Incomplete) Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Lawrence Bunting

    Born 1890

    Died 1918

    British Army 19224 Private Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment

    British Army 43101 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Elijah Collinge

    Born 1896

    Died 1918

    British Army 27100 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Henry J Kindleysides

    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 17545 Private Border Regiment

    British Army 43029 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Alfred H Hopkinson

    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 46817 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Fred Moran

    Born 1895

    Died 1918

    British Army 377948 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Edward Neville Ashe

    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army Captain Manchester Regiment

    British Army Captain Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Frederick Bean

    Died 1918

    British Army 50994 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Bernard Southworth

    Born 1896

    Died 1918

    British Army 202875 Private Manchester Regiment

  • British Army 422 Liverpool Regiment

    British Army 584 Manchester Regiment

    British Army 2526 (Incomplete) Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for James Thomas Dawson

    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 6233 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Anthony Glover

    Born 1899

    Died 1918

    British Army 54706 Private Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Oswald Green

    Born 1894

    Died 1918

    British Army 27307 Private Manchester Regiment

    British Army 27307 Lance Corporal Manchester Regiment

  • Profile picture for Edward Donnelly

    Born 1890

    Died 1918

    British Army 303305 Private Manchester Regiment