McDADE, HUGH 53280 Private 21st Battalion 7th Brigade 25th Division

THE MANCHESTER REGIMENT

Born Leyland Enlisted Chorley Living Leyland Died of Wounds France / Flanders 8th November 1918

Formerly 37837 North Lancashire Regiment

Ref:- ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War, 1914-1919’, Part 59.

No account of Hugh McDade’s death has been found in any local newspaper.

Hugh McDade’s name appears on the following local memorials:-

War Memorial, Church Road, Leyland

St. Mary’s Cemetery, Worden Lane, Leyland

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

Hugh McDade is buried in the:-

BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, FRANCE

Plot II  Row C  Grave 33   No next-of-kin information.

Busigny is located 23 km south-east of Cambrai and 24 km north-north-east of St. Quentin, on the D21 road between Le Cateau-Cambresis and Bohain-en-Vermandois. The cemetery is 500 metres west of the village of Busigny on the south side of the D98c.

Register of Electors, Leyland - 1918

McDade, Hugh  23 Herbert Street  Naval / Military vote.

Leyland St. Mary’s Burial Register:-

1926 Died 4th August Ann McDade of Leyland, aged 60. Buried (?) August..

1930 Died 25th July Joseph McDade, 22 Herbert Street, age 33. Buried 30th July at Leyland.

Note 1:- The 21st (Service) Battalion was raised at Manchester 13 Nov 1914 by the Mayor and City, and was known as the 6th City Battalion. At the Armistice the battalion was in the area of

Landrecies, France. Ref:  ‘British Regiments 1914-1918’, Brig. E. A. James, 1978 (Reprint).

Note 2:- On the 4th November 1918, the 25th Division was, as part of the XIII Corps of the Fourth

Army, involved in the Battle of the Sambre. They took part in what was known as the ‘Passage of the Sambre-Oise Canal’ and subsequently, on November 5th-7th, the ‘Passage of the Grand Honelle.’ Presumably, it was in one of these actions that Hugh McDade received his fatal wound. Ref:- ‘A Record of the Battles and Engagements of the British Armies in France and Flanders, 1914-1918’, Captain E. A. James, 1924.

McDade, Hugh. WE Waring 2003