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08-McCann, William

WILLIAM McCANN
1896 – 31st AUGUST 1917

William was born in Crumpsall in 1896. He was a Tailors Assistant.

His parents were Charles born in Crumpsall in 1872, he was a Canvasser Guide, Protection Society and Money Lender and Bertha Markham born in Manchester in 1872.

Charles died in 1951 and Bertha in 1953.

William had 2 siblings:

  • Eric 1898-1917
  • Dorothy 1900 – 1981

In 1901 William was living at 7 Balfour Road and was still resident there in 1911.

William joined the 17th Battalion of The Manchester Regiment service number 32493.

He Died of Wounds on 31st August 1917 in the Western Theatre France and Flanders.

He is buried at Zonnebeke, West Flanders, Belgium

He was awarded the Victory and British Medals.

He is remembered with Honour on The  Tyne Cot Memorial.


War Memorial-WW1
Webpage icon 00-Incumbents during 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 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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