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The  1914 - 1919  and  1939 - 1945 sections have been put into more of an alphabetical order and panel by panel.

 

All 109 names are on for the WW1 and 23 names on the WW2 section.

 

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

 

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

 

Thanks John Melling

 

 

 

 

 

Clayton & Whittle at War
Clayton & Whittle at War 

Considering we had so many losses from both Clayton and Whittle.

It's worth trying to record those who served and came back from both WW1 and WW2 or any other War since. Here are over 80 names from WW1 collected so far as of 27 August 2018. And a few from WW2.

All men are living\associated with Clayton le Woods and Whittle le Woods at time of Enlistment. 

 

 

 

WW1

 

 

George Ainscough

Age: 28

Reg no: 37650

Rank:

Border Regiment

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915 at Chorley (Whittle le Woods)

 

Cotton Weaver by Trade

Lived at Chorley Old Road

 

77th Labour Corp as of being demobolized on 28 March 1919.

 

Edward Almond

Age: 40

Reg no: 47954

Rank:

Cheshire Regiment

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915 at Chorley

 

Married Sarah Alice Marsden at St Andrews, Leyland in 1905.

Children are Elizabeth Ellen, Robert and Thomas. 

 

 

Calico Printers Labourer

 

Delph Cottage, Whittle le Woods

 

Discharged as surplus to Military Requirements on 21 January 1919

 

 

Henry Bamber

Age: 33

Reg.no: 343589

Rank: 

Royal Engineers, Transportation Branch

 

Ende up as a Pioneer in the Inland Water Transport, Roayl Engineers

 

Enlisted 25 February 1916 at Chorley

Lived at 14 Bridge Street

 

Cotton Weaver as Trade

 

Married Lilian Malley

Children , Annie born 23 December 1916

 

Demolbolzed on 6 November 1919

 

William Bamber

Reg no: 24631

Rank: Pte

10 Coy,  Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Discharged on 29 October 1917 becaude of GSW on Right Arm caused on 11 April 1917

 

Lived at 22 Swansea Lane

 

Percy Bamber

Service no: F43987

RAF

 

Served on\at HMS President II from 18 December 1917 until 31 March 1918.

 

Grocer by trade

 

Arthur Blogg

Born c1880

Died 1921

Disabled whilst serving in WW1

 

Adam Blogg 

Born 1896

Died 1987

Reg no: 23219, (RE)360904

Enlisted at Chorley on 14th November 1914

11th Kings Liverpool Regiment and 14th Signal Company, Royal Engineers

Rank: Pte \ Pioneer

 

He was  in the Kings Liverpool Regiment and saw action in the Somme, Ypres and other key battles, But as with many soldiers said very little about his experiences

 

Adam was a Signaler in the 14th Signal Company, Royal Engineers as of 26th April 1918.

Passed his Signal test, 1st Class Signaller

Transfered to class "Z" army reserve on demoblization on 11th July(?) 1919

 

5 Tootell Terrace as of 1919

 

Father is Barness Blogg.

 

 

 

Lawrence Baxendale

Reg no: 229161

Rank: Pte

657 HS Employment Company,attached "2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment

Labour Corp

 

Enlisted  9 December 1915

 

Serving in Newbridge, Co Kildare Ireland

 

Discharged on  Extensive Stumons Diseased Cavical glands on 19 March 1918

 

 He lived at 11 Dickinson Terrace, Whittle le Woods as of enlistment

 

Employed as a Coal Bagger

 

John Bishop

Reg no:77887

E Coy RASC

Enlisted 2 November 1915 at Aldershot

Chorley Old Road
 

Married Alice Riley

 

Discharged from the Military Hospital, Kirkham on 14 November 1918 as no longer fit for war service

Infection of stomach, 

 

 

Arnold Blackwell

Born c1891

8 Provost Coy, Royal Engineers

 

In 1939 he was living with his wife Pheobe and daughter Margaret are living on Preston Road

 

Arnold was a Joiner Builder, Pheobe,  Unpaid Domestic Duties, and Margaret was at school

 

 

John Blackledge

Age: 18

Rank:

Reg no: 55683

B Coy, 22 Labour Battalion.Cheshire Regiment

 

Transfered to 280829, 299 Labour Coy on 30 July 1917

 

Demobolized on 10 February 1919

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 22 May 1916

 

Living at Town Lane

 

 

 

William Bowling

Enlisted 19 December 1914

Reg no: 67193

Rank: Driver

RFA

 

SW to Back and Chest

 

Trade was a Weaver

 

In Rouen on 19 April 1919 when he is demobolized.

 

 

John Brindle

Age: 30

Rank:Pte

Reg no: 39905

3 Cheshire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 11 December 1915

 

Married Ann Young and had two known children- William, 1914 and Walter James in 1915

 

Lived at Mount Pleasant

 

Demobolized on 13 December 1916

 

 

Peter Brindle

Age: 3

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 250868

Labour Corp

 

Lived at Chorley Old Road

 

Married Catherine R Young and had children John and Clara.

Weaver by Trade

 

Discharged on 11 November 1917 as Physically Unfit due to a Hernia that originated in 1897, when he was lifting a weaving skip.

 

William Rawlinson Brindle

Age: 23

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 64800

9 Battalion MGC

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915 at Chorley

 

14 Rock Villa Rd

 

Demobolized as of 30 August 1919

 

 

Charles Herbert Cadden

Born 1887 Shifnal, Shropshire

Moved to Whittle le Woods 

Died 1949

Rank: Pte

Reg no: GS/116019

Royal Fusiliers

 

Previously served in

 

HQ Co 31 Div Train

RASC - Driver T4/160021

1 Co 31 Div Train

 

Married Amelia (Millie) Pass, Daughter of Henry Pass, Licensee of the Old Millstone Inn

 

Frank Cannon

Age: 18 ??

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 32791

2/4 Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

 

Enlisted on 17 April 1915 at Chorley

 

 

Discharged on 17 September 1915 as found to be underage being only 16 years 1 month!

 

 

Bother of below and of John Cannon KIA on war memorial

 

 

James Cannon

Age: 24

Reg no: 38306

Rank:

3 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted 2 July 1917

 

Shaw Brow, Whittle le Woods

 

 

Discharged being no longer physically fit for war service on 26 October 1917 due to VHD (Heart), according to the medical report.

 

 

William Cannon

Born 1891

Reg no: 15160

11th East Lancashire Regiment (Accrington Pals)

 

Lived at Waterhouse Green, Whittle le Woods

 

Married Frances Cuerden (sister of Austin Cuerden- below)

 

Died 21 April 1966

 

 

Edwin Carter

Age: 30

Reg no: 14304

Rank: Pte

17 Service Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Enlisted 1 December 1914

Joined at Bury on 2 January 1915

 

Swansea Fold on Enlistment

Father is James Carter

 

Discharged as no longer physically fit on 17 April 1918

 

 

 

Richard Chadwick

Reg no: 11245

Coldstream Guards

 

 

GSW to buttock on 4 November 1918

 

Fred Cuncannon

Reg no: 165741

Rank:Gunner

472 Siege Battery, RGA

 

Service dated from 9 December 1915

Demobolized 23 October 1919

 

 

Lived at Shaw Brow

Trade is a Grocer

 

Just a quick glance through his record and I discovered that he was employed by ROBERT PEEL.

And as I am related to the PEEL's, I believe this to be the Robert Peel of 1 Rock Villa Road, Chorley Old Road.

 

 

James Coupe

Reg no: 275885

Rank: Pte

Kings Own Regiment

 

Transfered to 978 Coy, RASC

 

Wounded in Action as reported on Saturday 17th June 1916.

 

Demobolized 25 September 1919

 

Prior to enlisting he worked at Low Mill Printworks and enlisted in September 1914.

 

Married Margaret Ellen Slater on 2 September 1918 at St Chads

 

Lived at 1 Spring Bank, Wheelton

 

John/John Craven

Reg no: 14303 other number 3436930

Enlisted 29 December 1914 at Chorley. Joined up at Bury

1 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Lived at Mount Pleasant as of joining up, then moved to Burnley

 

 

Austin Cuerden

Reg no: 15850

Rank: Pte

11th East Lancashire Regiment (Accrington Pals)

 

As a stroke of luck I believe i have managed to find Austin Cuerdens name in the PALS book

(William Turner).

He is listed within the C Company list, as advertised in the Accrington Observer & Times on Tuesday, February 23, 1915.

 

 

James Scott Curwen

Age: 19

Reg no: 

Rank:

2/3 ASC (Horse Transport)

 

Enlisted 20 January 1915 at Chorley

 

Driver (Horse) by Trade

 

Taylors row, Whittle le Woods

 

Demobolized some time in 1919?

 

 

William Fairhurst

Age: 22 and 5 months

Reg no: 5184

Manchester Regiment

 

I think it could be the 17th Battalion

 

He enlisted at Chorley on 9th September 1914

 

He lived at 6 Rock Villa Road, Whittle le Woods

Father was called John Fairhurst.

Discharged for medical reason - Spinal Disease

 

Oliver Bateson Fidler

Age: 43

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 3529

3 Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (SR)

Enlisted at Chorley

 

Oliver was 43 years old when he signed up again with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 31st August 1914,  having previously done 6 years with them.

 

He was Discharged after 2 years on the 30th August 1916 after being discharged for no longer physically fit for war service. - Deafness

The medical board report stated-

Originated about 25 years ago.

Not the result of nor aggravated by service.

Permanant capacity as on enlistment.

 

No foreign service.

 

Lived at 16 Smith Terrace, Clayton le Woods.  He was a Weaver.

 

Related to my friend Melanie (Mel) Chadwick and family of Moss Lane, Whittle le Woods.

I also have connections to the Fidler's

 

 

Thomas Fielding

Age: 27

Reg no: 23224

 C Coy,15 Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Enlisted on 13 November 1914 at Chorley

 

Discharged as not likely to become an efficient soldier on 12 February 1915.

Had valve disease of heart.

Should never have been harrased into the army is last comment.

 

 

Lived at Naylors Fold, Whittle le Woods

 

 

John Fish

Age: 19

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 2164

11 Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

 

Enlisted on 13 November 1915 at Chorley. Joined at Lancaster.

 

Suffered from Influenza and Bronchitis during service

Lived at Town lane on Enlistment

 

Transfered to Reserve on around 16 March 1919

 

 

Thomas Gardner

Age: 39

Reg no: 70362

Rank: Pte

Cheshire Regiment

 

118 Labour corp

 

Enlisted 11 December 1915

 

Rubber Worker by Trade

 

Union Street, Whittle le Woods

 

Married Margaret Ann McIver in 1906

Children- Jane, Fred, Robert, James.

 

 

Demobolized on 23 March 1919

 

 

John W Fowler

Reg no: 351433

Rank: Sapper

Enlisted 2 November 1915

RGA

 

Posted to 73 Brigade HAG on 12 October 1916

 

Compulsory transferred to Royal Engineers on 28 April 1918

 

Demobolized on 9 September 1919

 

Wife is Margaret and they have two children born in 1912 and 1915

 

Living at 3 Shaw Brow in 1919 

 

 

 

John William Grass

Age: 41 on Enlistment

Reg no: 128991

RAMC

 

Enlisted 10 December 1915

Married Susanah Nelson

Clayton Bottoms, Clayton le Woods

 

 

Served in North Russia

 

Demobolized on 17 September 1919

 

 

Thomas Gregson

Age: 37

Rank:

Reg no: 67084

Cheshire Regiment

 

Also Kings Liverpool and 193 Labour coy

 

Enlisted on 9 December 1915(hard to read)

 

Discharged as no longer physically fit for war service on 23 February 1918

 

Married Elizabeth Alice Walmsley at St Johns in 1909

Children, Evelyn and William

 

9 Rock Villa Road

 

 

 

Cecil Griffiths

Age: 27

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 23748

3 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 9 December 1915 at Chorley

 

During service he suffered from Contusion Back, Trench Foot, betweer 29 January 1917 and 24 April 1917 whilst at 2nd NGH \ Highfield, Macton ?

Then admitted to hospital again on 27 July 1917 suffering from "Shell Concusion" and tranfered to Spingsfield War Hospital, Tooting, London SW 17

 

He stayed there until 21 January 1918 suffeing from the "Shell Concusion" and Neurasthemia.

 

Discharged being no longer physically fit for war service on 11 February 1918

 

Living at Waterhouse Green

 

Weaver by Trade

 

 

 

 

James Grundy

Reg no: 2287

RA mct / 2 London Sanitory Coy

Enlisted on 14 January 1915 at Chelsea.

 

Discharged on 6 April 1916 as not likely to become an efficient soldier on medical grounds.  

 

Lived at Blackburn Road, Whittle le Woods. 

A Mason by trade

 

Sister Annie Grundy, same address as next of kin.

 

Ernest Hargreaves

Enlisted 27 June 1916

Reg no: 192192

Rank: Driver

ASC (M)

 

Demobolized 24 February 1920

 

As of 1920 living at Millstone Hill, Whittle le Woods

 

Fred Hargreaves

Reg no: 72003

Rank: Sergt

157 Battery, RGA

 

Married Lily Pearson

Living at 8 Smiths Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

 

 

Discharged on 16 December 1919

 

William Hargreaves

Age: 33

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 226692

Army Service Corp (MT)

 

Enlisted on 9 December 1915 at Whittle le Woods, over seen by "Lawrence Cotton" 

 

Bank House, Preston Road

Taxi Proprieter

 

Married Emily Anna Wilcox. 

Children - Mabel and Eva

 

Discharged as being no longer being physically fit for war service.

 

Arthur Hartley

Age: 36

Reg no: 25107

3The Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Enlisted 22 December 1914 at Chorley

 

Married Alice Bamber

Lived at Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods

Children - Arthur Hartley Born 21 February 1912

 

A Labourer

 

Discharged on 5 August 1916 as no longer physically fit for war service. With Double Hernia

 

As of 1918? is living at 3 Ribblesdale Terrace

 

Herbert Hebblethwaite - Possible need to double Check

Reg no: 205090

5 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

GSW to Back, Pent Chest on 21 September 1917

 

Lived at Woodcock Farm, Clayton le Woods as of enlistment.

 

Mother- Jemima Emily Hebblethwaite, Woodcock Farm

 

I believe he is living in Club Street, Bamber Bridge in 1939 with a relative.

He is incapacitated

 

 

David Higham

Reg no:13419

3rd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

 

David Higham was discharged after previously having fits and became violent towards others and became a nuisance in the company.

 

James Higham

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 77886

Enlisted at Chorley

11 Field Amb, RAMC

 

Lived at Diamond Villas 

Lived at 10 Rock Villa Road

Enlisted on 3 November 1915

GSW to Left Shoulder and admited to Military hospital, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

 

Demobolized 19 July 1919

 

 

Ernest Baxter Holland

Age: 20

Reg no:

Rank: Gunner?

Royal Artillery

 

Previously served in 3rd Lancashire RGA

 

Married Clarissa Emma Snowdon at St Peters, Chorley in 19091

 

Engineer by Trade

 

Demobolized on 8 June 1919 and living in Chorley

 

James Jackson

Age: 19

Reg no: 15882

8 Service Battalion, Kings Own Lancaster Regiment

Enlisted on 12 November 1914 at Chorley

 

Discharged on 7th June 1915

 

Trade given as a Labourer

 

Father was John Jackson of Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods

 

Albert Edward Jolly ---- NEED TO DOUBLE CHECK

Born 1889, Whittle le Woods

Service no: 251573

RAF

 

Service from 5 Mar 1918

 

 

Samuel Jones

Age: 22

Reg no: 243276

5 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted 8 December 1915 at Chorley

 

Wounded GSW to neck, severe on 12 April 1917

 

Discharged on 10 November 1917

 

Record also says DECEASED. So he must have died after coming home 

 

Lived at Shaw Brow, Whittle le Woods as of joining up.

 

Trade was a Weaver

 

 

 

Edward Kane

Age: 29

Reg no: 92378

Rank: Gunner

Royal Garrision Artillery

 

Enlisted on 10 December 1915 at Leyland

 

Living at Ribblesdale Terrace, Whittle le Woods at time of enlistment

Rubber Worker as Trade

 

Married Ellen Heatley and had known children, Hubert and Wiliam

 

Described and Hard working, Smart and Capable.

 

Demobolized from 7 Siege Battery on 17 August 1918

 

 

William Kellett

Age: 24

Reg no: 029507

Rank: Driver

Army Service Corps (Horse Transport)

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 19 November 1914

 

 

Lived at Shaw Hill Farm, Whittle le Woods

Grocer by Trade

 

 

Demobolized  as of 17 June 1919

 

 

Thomas Kenyon

Age: 39

Reg no:33186

Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915 at Chorley

 

Transfered to 2/1 Herefordshire Regiment on 2 May 1916. as 5198 

 

Discharged on 10 July 1916 suffering from Arthritis and Mentally Deficient

 

Weaver by Trade

 

Lived at Hill Syde, Mount Pleasant, Whittle le Woods

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jack Kerfoot

Age: 19

Enlisted at Preston

Reg no: 55823

RFA

B Battery, RFA, 105 Brigade

 

 

Enlisted at Preston on 26 November 1914.

Posted to No 2 Depot, RFA

Posted to B Battery, RFA, 105 Brigade on 7 January 1915

 

Discharged on 28 July 1915 having made a mis statement as to get on enlistment.

 

 

Lived at Town lane, Whittle le Woods.

 

Father is Matthais Kerfoot

 

 

 

Sydney Knowles

Born c1901

Possibily joined the Mercantile Marines in 1914

 

 

 

Stanley Knowles

Born 18 June 1900

Died 1976

Service no:176790

 

Joined the RAF from 14 May 1918

Discharged from 16 January 1919

 

20 Swansey Fold, Whittle Le Woods

 

Formerlty a Brewers Clerk

 

Father was Thomas Knowles

 

 

William Knowles

Age: 22

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 5308

11th Lancashire Regiment

Also 4 Loyal North Lamcashire Regiment..

 

Enlisted on 10 December 1915 at Chorley

 

Fern Villa, Whittle le Woods

 

Chemists Assistant

 

Discharged 1 February 1919 being physically unfit for war service after serviving in 4 Loyal north Lamcashire Regiment..

 

Albert Langdon

Rank: Driver

 

RFA

Whittle le Woods

 

Was a boxer starting in 1913  whilst in the RFA and when posted to Folkstone up until 8 May 1915 had won 7 fights out of 8. 

 

Robert Livesey

Age: 20 and 9 months

Reg no: 5181

Enlisted at Chorley on 9th September 1914

12th Manchester Regiment

 

A weaver by trade

Father was Henry Livesey

 

Discharged as not likely to become a efficient soldier on 14th January 1915 after having a medical examination.... he had a deformed right arm.

 

Alfred Monks

Age: 40

Reg no: 25554

Enlisted on 9 December 1915 

3 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Discharged on medical grounds. Not likely to become an efficient soldier. On 31 August 1916.

 

Married Elizabeth Alice Blundell at Leyland, St Ambrose on 28 Jun 1900

and lived at Union Street 

Had 3 Children, Lily, Ada and Elsie.

 

Labourer

 

 

 

John Moon

Age:18

Enlisted on 8 January 1917

Reg no: 43737

C Coy, 2/4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Formerly 5th and then 1st Border Regiment then posted to 2/4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 2 September 1918

 

On 12 April 1918 he is Wounded in Action with GSW to the head (flesh wound, no fracture) and taken to 17 CCS and then to 22 GH

Possibly at a place called Camiers

 

Lived at 17 Swansea Fold, Whittle-le-Woods

Worked at the Rubber Works

 

Demobolized as of 17 March 1919

 

Richard McIver

Age: 21

Reg no: 39581

Lancashire Fusiliers,

ASC 

3 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment,  posted 5 April 1916

Was in "A" Reserve as 11 December 1915 until 2 April 1916

Enlisted at Preston on 3rd April 1916

 

 

Went to France as of 20 July 1916 until 14 September 1919 when he was discharged.

 

Suffered from a Gas attack on 22 November 1916, also recorded as missing. 

Im guessing he either found his way own back to his trenches or was found by others.

I think he may have been in the 15th Lancashire Fusiliers as of this date, which means he was at Beaumont-Hamel.

 

Lived at 3(?) Brownley Terrace, Clayton le Woods.

 

Mother as next of kin, Mary McIver.

 

Died on 27 July 1926

Buried St Bedes Chapel, Whittle le Woods

 

John James Parkinson

Age: 36

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 470225

77 Coy, Labour corp

Late Liverpool Regiment

 

Discharged on 10 July 1917 at Nottingham with Degeneration of Cornea, which originated in 1896.

Not due to any miliary service

 

Gardener by trade

 

Lived at Shaw Hill Cottage, Whittle Le Woods

 

William Pickup

Age: 20?

Rank: Pte

Enlisted on 12 November 1914 at Chorley 

Reg no: 23220

E Coy , 3rd Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Inflamation of Glands (Neck) from 1909 and TB

 

Discharged on 16 November 1915

 

Trade was a Twister 

 

 

Richard Thomas Prescott

Rank: Gunner

Reg no: 92788 

Enlisted on 10 November 1915 at Preston 

110 Siege Battery, RGA

 

Was gassed and reported in sick, taken to Huddersfield War Hospital on 16 October 1917 until 17 December 1917, Bronchitis

 

Whilst at Scotton Camp on 20 February 1918 is punished whilst on active service for overstaying embarkation leave from  6.60am on  20.2.18 to 6.30am on 22.2.18

(Absent 47hrs and 50 mins)

Punishment - 4 days FP no 2

Forfeits 3 days pay RW 

 

Demobolized on 17 July 1919

 

Lived at Swansey Fold, Whittle le Woods

Married Isabella Crook at St Bedes Church in november 1909

 

Children are 

Daniel Gerrard born 1 February 1911

Mary born 20 February 1912

 

Worked at Wood-Milne LTD, Leyland since August 1914 according to letter of recomendation from his employer.

 

 

 

 

Harry Ramsbotham 

Age: 31

Reg no: 80184

Rank: Gunner

RGA

 

Enlisted on 16 November 1915 at Chorley

 

Skilled Labourer

5 Waterhouse Green

 

Shrapnel wounds to feet

GSW Head

 

Witness to a theft, and gave chase, but due to his wounds could not carry on until a taxi pulled up and he managed to overtake and arrest them. Article in local newspaper.

 

Married Beatrice Moorcroft and had children-Margaret and Kathleen.

 

Discharged in 1918.

 

Edward Ramsbotham

Age:35

Reg no: 51362

Rank:

1/5 East Lancashire Regiment

As of 26 November 1918

 

Enlisted on 9 December 1915

As of Enlistment he is living at Sea View Cottages, Whittle le Woods

 

Married Edith Stringfellow

 

Demobolized on 20 February 1919 Living at Shaw Hill Cottage

 

Water House Green in 1949 at time of death. 

 

 

James Ramsbotham

Reg no: 3318

2/4 Kings Own Royal Regiment

 

Enlisted 22 April 1915 at Chorley

 

Wounded in Action with GSW Right Shoulder on 30 September 1918

 

4 Waterhouse Green

 

 

Wife , Margaret

Children- Margaret born 11 August 1913 

 

Demobolized on  8 January 1918

 

 

 

James Carr Reynard

Age: 19

Reg No: 33078

Rank: Driver

170 Brigade RFA

 

Enlisted on 8 November 1915 at Chorley

 

A Clerk by trade

 

Born in Accrington

 

In 1911 his family lived at West View Terrace, Whittle le Woods

 

 

On enlistment he is living at East Grove, Whittle le Woods

Moved to Manchester ? during service.

 

 

 Suffered from Influenza in 1916 and sent to  Newcastle on tyne Hospital.

 

 

 

Demobolized on 21 January 1919

 

 

William Riding

 

He was discharged from the 8th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 2nd December 1914 after joining up in Chorley on the 31st August 1914

reason given -  

"Discharged not likely to be a efficient soldier"

"Due to incontinence of urine"

 

Thomas Riding

 

Joined the Border Regiment at Carlisle on 2nd November 1914 and went overseas in 1916.

Transfered to the Labour Company on 23rd February 1918

Then discharged due to a shell wound to his thigh on 4th April 1918

Being no longer physically for the service

 

Both older brothers of George Riding, KIA 

 

 

Fred Salisbury

Born 1898

Age:18

Reg no: 216715

Rank: Loader

ASC / RASC

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 3 June 1916

Demobolized 9 December 1919

 

Lived at Kem Mill

 

 

William Schofield

Rank: Pte

Town Lane, Whittle le Woods

1 Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment

 


As of 20 November 1915 

 

Wounded in Action.

 

John Sergeant

Age: 36

Reg no: 

Rank:

Labour Corp

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915

 

Lived at Mount Pleasant as of enlistment

Married Else Maud Morris and had children Doris, Gladys, Ella and Olive.

 

Moulder at rubber works

 

Moved to Abbey village

 

 

James Snailham

Reg no: 15349

11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.

 

 

On 7th September, after hearing about the recruitment from some of his friends, for the Chorley Pals. James Snailham walked the 3 miles from Whittle le Woods to the recruitment office at 17 Market Street, Chorley.

He was only 16 years old.

 

Worked at Swansey Printworks.

 

 

Mathias Stephenson

Born 1897

Age 23

Reg no: 35347 \ 51736

2nd Cavalry Regiment

Hussars of the Line

Kings Own Royal Lanc's Regiment

Royal Lanc's Depot

 

Enlisted 11 December 1916

To Reserves 12 December 1916

Mobolised and posted 18 April 1917

 

Posted to 1st Coy on 28 February 1918

Transfered to 803 AE Coy, Labour Corp on 13 December 1918

Posted to another unit  on 22 July 1919

Transfered on 28 July 1919 to Class "Z" Army for Demobolization 

 

Lived at Preston New Road, Clayton le Woods

 

Discharged on 15 October 1919  with Dysentry.

 

Albert Thompson

Age: 36

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 45126

3 Cheshire Regiment

 

 

Originally from the Hesketh Bank area

 

Enlisted 27 November 1915

 

Transfered to Royal Defence Corp on 8 July 1917

 

Discharged on 14 November 1917 due to inflamation of spinal cord

Origin, Childhood in Ulverston

 

Small thin arm and leg comparatively with opposite side

His vision 6/24  6/60 and has a double squint.

 

Married Emma Leader and had children Phyllis and Mark

Lived at Town Lane, Whittle le woods

 

Labourer by Trade

 

William Tuson

Born c1883

Reg no: 4479

Enlisted at Bury, Joined at London

1 Coldstream Guards

 

Enlisted on 4 December 1901

 

Transfered to Army Reserve as of 4 December 1904 on his expiration of his army service 4 December 1905.

Re-engaged as of 5 September 1913, for four years from 4 December 1913.

Mobolised at London on 5 August 1914.

Poste to various CG Battalions 

"Wounded in the field" at least 3 times with GSW and shrapnel wounds

Finally Demobolised on 4 March 1919.

abourer as trade

 

 

S Walmsley

Rank: Pte 

Whittle le Woods

Loyal North Lancashire

 

Lancashire Evening Post, Friday 22 September 1916

 

 

 

 

 

Miles Weaver

Age: 35

Reg no:17960

7 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Enlisted at Chorley on 10th November 1914 

 

Formally in the Volunteer Artillery, Preston for 7 years

 

Discharged as physically unfit for further war service on 13th April 1915

 

Walter Weaver

From Farrington

Age: 33

Reg no: 23367

Rank: Pte

15 Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 17 November 1914

 

Then posted as 28790 to 3 Cheshire Regiment on 12 November 1915 and then 9th Cheshire Regiment on 18 December 1915.

 

Demobolized on 4 April 1919.

 

Married Sarah Cooper at St Johns on 1 September 1900 and they had four children, William, Edith,Elizabeth and Thomas.

Living at Naylors Fold.

In 1920 they lived at 5 Dickinson Terrace.

 

 

 

George Williams

Born 1896

Age 19

Lived at 10 Smith Terrace, Whittle le Woods

Reg no- 28906

Enlisted at Chorley on 11 Decemeber 1915

18th Lancashire Fusiliers

 

During his service he is wounded in action

 

He was 5ft 2 inches

 

Father is Joseph Williams

 

 

John Whittle

Enlisted: 14 November 1914 

Reg no: 15933

8 Kings Own Lancaster Regiment

 

Discharged on 31 May 1915 after making a miss statement as to age on enlistment

(Age on enlistment 16 1/2)

 

Father is John Whittle of Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods

 

He was a Weaver

 

 

Henry Wrennall

Age: 28

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 326681

ASC

488 Coy RASC on 31 May 1919

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915 at Clayton le Woods

 

Demobolized on 21 October 1919

 

Cotton weaver by Trade

 

Married Ada Lucas 14 August 1918

Swansea Lane

 

Living with Ada at 27 Swansea Fold in 1939, a Farm Labourer

 

 

 

WW2

 

Richard Dean (Liz Dean info)

 

Anthony Eastham (Greg Eastham info)

Drove an ambulance\ medical corp

Worked at Mount Street Hospital.

 

William Harrison

 

Preston Road

 

AFS

 

John Griffith

 

AFS

 

Kenneth Hodginson

Home Guard

 

Later became an author. Writing about his youth and local history.

 

 

Sydney Tuson WW2

Dick  Tuson "

David Tuson "

 

 

Harry B Waring

Living at Preston Road

He was a Joiner and also a Air Raid Warden

 

Fred Green

 

AFS

 

Ann Prescott

 

ARP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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