- Surnames starting with the letter M. 

Stanley Saul Mottershead

Rank:PrivateNumber:12594
Ship/Rgn/Sqn No:19th Bn ('B' Coy)
Name of Rgt or Ship:Manchester Rgt (4th Mcr Pals)
Died:04/12/1916Age:18
How Died:Killed in Action
Country of burial:FranceGrave Photo:Yes
Cemetery or Memorial:Douchy-Les-Ayette British Cemetery
Town Memorial:Sale
Extra Information:
Born during the September quarter 1898 - Altrincham R.D. - ref: 8a/173 and
baptised at St. Anne's Parish Church, Sale Moor on the 3rd July 1898.  
Recorded as living at 17 Old Hall Road where he was born (now demolished),
the son of Albert & Lucy Mottershead (nee Saul).

1901 Census Return - Old Hall Road, Sale.   Son - aged: 6 - born: Sale,
Cheshire.

1911 Census Return - 15 Old Hall Road, Sale.   Son - aged: 12 - Scholar -
born: Sale, Cheshire.

Enlisted in January 1915 and drafted to the front November 1916.  Entry &
photograph on pages 176/177 Manchester City Battalions Book of Honour.  
Third from right, back row.

He had already been wounded previously.  He was killed by a shell.

His half brother - Albert Motttershead also died on active service.

His brother - Charles Saul Mottershead was serving with the School of
Technical Training Royal Flying Corps.

Another brother - George Saul Mottershead married Elizabeth Atkinson, a
girl from Westmoreland.  George was a well known physical culture teacher,
who served in France with the South Lancashire Rgt.  He was badly wounded
on 15/10/1916 during the Battle of the Somme and spent some considerable
time in the Highfield Military Hospital, Knotty Ash.   He was told by
doctors that he would be paralised for life, but to the astonishment of the
doctors, he managed to walk again within three years.   He was eventually
released from military service as being unfit for duty.   George went on to
found the Chester Zoo which opened its doors on the 10th June 1931.

Memorials found on:
St. Anne's (Sale Moor)
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