William Alfred Marsland Barton


Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 329717

Photo courtesy Wendy Holtam

William Alfred barton

William was born in 1895 at Gorton. His parents were William Alfred and Marion Barton. The family moved to Ambergate when his father became a clerk at the Ambergate wireworks. William engaged in the RNVR aged twenty-three. Standing at over six feet he was tall for the time. During the war he served as an Engine Room Artificer (ERA) aboard the minesweeper HMS Tedworth.

In 1923 he married Florence May Mountney, sister to James Mountney who is also on the Roll of Honour. The Mountney family kept the Derwent Hotel at Whatstandwell Bridge.

Photo courtesy Wendy Holtam

Willaim Alfred Barton and May Mountney wedding

William Alfred and Florence May's wedding
Outside the Derwent Hotel, Whatstandwell (owned by May's parents – the Mountney's)

1918 Voters List
William Alfred Marsland Barton, Whatstandwell, absent on military service.

Royal Navy Service Record
Born 17 November 1895, Manchester. Engaged in RNVR 27 April 1918, aged 23, height 6ft 1in, brown hair and blue eyes
Father William; address Derwent Villas, Whatstandwell; occupation fitter and turner; CoE
Awarded British War and Victory medals.
27 April 1918 - 21 June 1918 Victory II ERA
22 June 1916 - 31 Dec 1918 Gunner (HMS Tedworth) ERA
01 Jany 1919 - 01 March 1919 Victory II ERA
ERA was an Engine Room Artificer
HMS Tedworth was a Minesweeper launched in June 1917

hms Tedworth, minesweeper
Postcard of HMS Tedworth


1901: Prestwich

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Barton Head 37 Builders clerk Gorton
Marion   wife 32   Longsight
George   son 11   Gorton
Marion   daughter 10   Gorton
Robert   son 9   Gorton
William   son 5   Gorton
Ernest Walker boarder 26 Bleacher Manchester

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1911: Ambergate

Forename Surname Relationship Age Occupation Where born
William Alfred Barton Head 47 Clerk, wire works Gorton
Marion   wife 42   Manchester
George Neil   son 21 Wire drawer Gorton
Marion   daughter 20   Gorton
William Alfred   son 15 Wood turner Gorton
Gordon   son 2   Alderwasley

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