Thomas Diveney

Rank:Private - Manchester RgtNumber:30401
How Died:Blast or collapsing building
Incident Date:01/04/1916
Incident Address.Baptist Chapel, Alexandra Rd, Cleethorpes
Died Address:Baptist Chapel, Alexandra Rd, Cleethorpes
Cemetery or Memorial:Cleethorpes Cemetery
Town Memorial:Not Listed
Extra Information:
Born under the name of 'DEVENEY' during the June
quarter 1878 in the Chorlton R.D. - ref: 8c/726,
the son of Patrick & Catherine Diviney (nee

Not mentioned in report on soldiers’ deaths, 
Oldham Chronicle April 8th 1916.

From The National Archives WO 363 (via British
Army WW1 Service Records –
	Attested 30 October 1915 aged 35 years
	Height 5 ft 2 ins
	Weight 8 sts 10 lbs
	Next of kin - Brothers	 James Diviney  (58)
				 10 Brunswick Street, Oldham 
				 John Diviney  (56)
				 99 West Street, Oldham 

				 William Diviney  (54)
				 Daniel (35) and Joseph

		      Sisters	Margaret Greaves 
				44 Knotts View, Chadderton Road
				Sarah Carey 
				80 Franklin Street, Oldham 

				Margaret Diviney

From CWGC:
Son of Patrick and Catherine Diviney - both

His father died in 1897 - aged: 54 and his mother
in 1900 - aged: 58.

I am most grateful to Dorothy Bintley for much of
the above information.

At 01.30 hrs during the night of the 31st
March/1st April 1916, a bomb was dropped from
Zeppelin LZ61 onto the Baptist Chapel killing 32
soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, Manchester
Regiment who were billeted there.

On Tuesday, 4th April 1916, 24 men were buried in
the one grave under a Special Memorial erected by
subscription, one (Bodsworth) in another unmarked
grave in this cemetery is also named on the
memorial in Cleethorpes Cemetery, whilst 6 of the
deceased were taken to their home towns by their
relatives.   The Military Funeral was very
impressive. The Massed Bands of the 3rd Bn
Manchester Regiment, 4th Bn Manchester Regiment
and the 3rd Bn Lincolnshire Regiment took part.  
The 24 coffins were carried on eight motor
lorries, draped with the Union Flag and covered
with wreaths.

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