Altrincham WW1 - Surnames starting with the letter H. 

William Henry Hooley

Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:109th Coy
Name of Rgt or Ship:Machine Gun Corps (Inf)
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Royal Irish Rifles Graveyard, Laventie
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born during the December quarter 1887 in the Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/190,
the eldest son of Alfred & Hannah Hooley (nee Leighton).   
Confirmed at Bowdon P.C. on the 3rd December 1902. 

1891 Census - Vicarage Lane, Bowdon (before 1 Vine Cottage).    Son - aged:
3 - born: Timperley.    Head of household - Alfred Hooley - Married - aged:
28 - occ: Gardener (domestic) - born: Bowdon.   Also - Hannah Hooley - Wife
- aged: 28 - born: Timperley.  Plus 1 younger sister.

1901 Census - Brick Kiln Road, Bowdon.   Son - aged: 13 - born: Timperley. 
 Head of household - Alfred Hooley - Married - aged: 39 - occ: Gardener
(domestic) - born: Bowdon.   Also - Hannah Hooley - Wife - aged: 39 - born:
Timperley.  Plus 5 younger sisters.

Attended St. Mary's Church School. 

1911 Census - 26 Priory Street, Bowdon.   Son - aged: 23 - occ: Gardener
(domestic).   Head of household - Alfred Hooley - Married - aged: 48 - occ:
Joiner's Labourer - born: Bowdon.   Also - Hannah Hooley - Wife - aged: 48
- born: Timperley.  Plus 6 younger sisters and 1 younger brother, together
with 3 nieces/nephews.  .

Employed as a Gardener to Mr. Sidebottom of "Erlesdene", Green Walk,

Married Ann Jane Whitley during the June quarter 1914 in the Bucklow R.D. -
ref: 8a/399.  Ann was born at Weaverham, Cheshire in 1890 and was in
service in 1911, employed as a Cook (domestic).

Enlisted in October 1915 and was formerly 21766 - King's Own Scottish

Wounded by shell fire and died soon afterwards.    Listed simply as W.
Hooley on St. Luke's Memorial and the Roll of Honour.

Death reported in the 14/07/1916 edition of the Altrincham Guardian.

Listed in the Guardian Year Book - Roll of Honour for 1917, which states
that he served in the K.O.S.B's and lived at 8 Priory Street, Bowdon.

M.I. - "His duty nobly done".

Left a widow and a daughter - Frances Ena Stephenson Hooley (Primrose

His widow - Ann Jane Hooley, received financial support from the "John
Sington Fund".
The John Sington Fund - John Sington was the son of Adolphus Sington, a
Jewish Prussian shipping merchant who came to Britain and in 1845 became a
naturalised citizen.   Adolphus had his own company, involved originally in
the production of linen and cotton, and later the import and export of
machinery for the cotton industry.  John and at least one of his brothers
worked in their father's business in Princess Street, Manchester.

In 1885 John married Mildred Campbell Maclure, daughter of Sir John William
Maclure, Bt., who became MP for Stretford the following year.  John and
Mildred had two sons, Alan John Campbell Sington and Edward Claude Sington.
 In 1914 both sons enlisted in the British Army, and their father is listed
in The Gazette in 1915 as Major John Sington, Royal Engineers Territorial
Force Reserve.   In 1909 the Sington family moved from Whalley Range to
Dunham House, on Charcoal Road, Dunham.

When Major John Sington's two sons returned safely from active service
during WW1 he established a fund 'as a Thanksgiving Offering for their safe
return for the benefit of the wives, children and dependants of any men
who, as a result of service with His Majesty's Forces or the Mercantile
Marine, have died or been killed or disabled, and for the benefit of any
members of His Majesty's Forces or the Mercantile Marine who have been
disabled as a result of such service.'   The fund's scope was limited to
those who had been resident in the Urban District of Bowdon or the village
of Dunham Town for at least six months.

Six trustees were appointed, namely, John Bleckly, Henry Edwin Gaddum,
William Alfred Hampson, Joseph Kenworthy, Joseph Watson Sidebotham and the
Major himself.  The Clerk to the Trustees was Willis Paterson the Bowdon
UDC Solicitor, 11 Stamford Street, Altrincham to whom applications for
grants had to be made.    Information about the Fund and its beneficiaries
was kindly supplied by Cynthia Hollingworth from the records kept in
Trafford Local Studies Library.

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