Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Four Zeppelins in Last Night's Raid - Five Killed and Fifteen Injured

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Four Zeppelins in Last Night's Raid - Five Killed and Fifteen Injured

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One Airship Reaches Midlands Another near North West Coast LORD French issued the following report shortly after noon today: Four airships participated in last night's raid. (Friday, April 12, 1918) Two penetrated a few miles inland.

Of the other two, one reached the Midlands and the other nearly reached the north west coast.

The raiders were travelling at a great height and showed no attempt to penetrate the defended areas.

Most of the bombs were dropped in the open country, and apart from the demolition of four houses at one place the damage so far reported is inconsiderable.

Lord French in a later report states: The casualties in last night's air raid are: Killed: two men, two women, one child - total five.

Injured: eight men, six women, one child - total 15.

Last Stand of Manchester Battalion Memorial Service at Cathedral Believed all were killed THIS afternoon a memorial service was held at Manchester Cathedral to the memory of the officers, non-commissioned officers and men of the 16th Battalion of the Manchester Regiment who fell in gallant fight for Manchester Hill redoubt.

The Lord Mayor of Manchester, Sir Alexander Porter and the Town Clerk attended.

There was present a large congregation of relatives and friends of the fallen heroes and many officers in men in uniform.

In the course of his address Bishop Welldon said: "There have been many memorial services held in this cathedral during the last three or four years, but none that have been quite like this service. Never before have we met in an hour so critical to the very life of our nation."

The Dean concluded by expressing the hope that after the war was over all the names of the fallen soldiers would be permanently recorded on the wall of the Manchester Cathedral.

A Great Salford Charity Over £13,000 a year in weekly grants THE funds at the disposal of the Booth charities Salford during the year ending March 26 were £18,009 17s. …

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