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The Incumbent (Vicar) at St Mary's during the whole of World War1 wasThomas Dugdale Harland M.A. 1890-1919.

Thomas was born in Salford in December 1845. He attended Clare College and received a degree in 1868. He was ordained as a Curate by the Bishop of Manchester at St. John’s Church, Heaton Mersey. He is recorded as being at the Parish Church of Padiham in July 1880. Thomas was a curate in St. Matthews’s Church in Stretford in May 1881. He married Mary Coulson in 1883 and the local paper noted that both of their sisters were bridesmaids dressed in sage green satin. In February 1885 Thomas became an incumbent in Davyhulme, becoming the first Vicar of St. Mary’s Church Davyhulme, his patron was Robert Henry Norreys.
Following his retirement Thomas lived with Mary at Collingwood, Davyhulme until his death on 1st February 1920, he is buried in Urmston cemetery and his gravestone bears testament to his being the first vicar of St. Mary’s Church.

War Memorial-WW1
Webpage icon 01-Aldred, George
Webpage icon 02-Aldred, Thomas
Webpage icon 03-Bowers, Sydney Lloyd
Webpage icon 04-Fox, Charles Hassell
Webpage icon 05-Hand, Ronald
Webpage icon 06-Lowe, Charles
Webpage icon 07-McCann, Eric
Webpage icon 08-McCann, William
Webpage icon 09-McCracken, John Clement
Webpage icon 10-Midgley, Ernest
Webpage icon 11-Mosedale, Frank
Webpage icon 12-Oakes, Charles Percy
Webpage icon 13-Parr, Nathan Faulkner
Webpage icon 14-Royle, William
Webpage icon 15-Self,Alfred
Webpage icon 16-Sharp, Richard,
Webpage icon 17-Shawcross, William Royle
Webpage icon 18-Sheard,Thomas Moss
Webpage icon 19-Tweedale, Eric
Webpage icon 20-Vallett, Joseph
Webpage icon 21-Vallett, William
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