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Above is a picture of George Williams, one of the men who returned.

 

I am adding names and any information i can find about the men from both WW1 and WW2 on the memorial.

 

And as of 2018, more pages have been added.

Including the Returned from Duty page.

 

Discovering those who were demobolized, injured and too young to serve. 

 

 

 

In the Gallery there are  pictures of  their CWGC gravestones, family graves and more. 

 

Thanks John Melling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Clayton and Whittle at War website

 

In 1914 - 1919 and again in 1939 - 1945 the men of our closely knit villages of Clayton le Woods and Whittle le Woods would pay the ultimate price for protecting their country.

 

100 years later the names on the stone are still there, and in recent times a few more names have been added.

 

We often walk past the memorial, even visiting on Remembrance Day.

 

We see familiar names of calico printers and weavers from our local mills, shopkeepers, a police constable and many more trades.

 

Some died of illnesses such the spanish flu on their return home, others from training accidents in barracks, gallantly on the battlefield or as a prisoner of war.

 

The compelling evidence of all the mens brief family and military history continuously researched and profiled.  

 

 

Along side those who fell during WW1 are the names of the soldiers which would also be claimed during WW2.

 

After expanding the website to include a 1939 - 1945 section, recently I have added the Returned from Duty, Medals and Awards and the Publications, Furure Projects and Exhibitions pages. 

 

Thank you so much for visiting the website and please feel free to comment.

 

If posible are you able to contribute pictures and information on these names.

 

Thank you 

 

John Melling

 

 

Please read the following important statement

 

All information is researched and published (with some special permissions) by John Melling

***Please contact me if you would like to use any of the information to prevent Copyright and Plagiarism issues.

 

© John Melling, Clayton and Whittle at War 2014-2018

 

 

***Please contact me if you would like to use any of the information so as to prevent Copyright and Plagiarism issues.

 

© John Melling, Clayton and Whittle at War 2014-2018

 

 

 

 

  
 
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