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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

 

 

 

 

 

 

To help your search use the Ctrl key and press F

 

 

 

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

I thought it would be worth trying to discover and record all those who served and Returned from Duty both from WW1 and WW2 or any other War since. Here are at least 221 names from WW1 collected so far as of 7 December 2018. And a few from WW2.

All men and women are born / living in or associated with Clayton le Woods and Whittle le Woods at the time of enlistment. All names are listed roughly alphabetical by surname. 

 

 

Some of the men served until the end of the war and they were demobilized, others however were medically unfit and injured, one or two were even too young and removed from service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) 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 demobilized on 28 March 1919.

 

164) Tom Ainscough

 

Possible 11 East Lancashire Regiment and also  6 Wiltshire Regiment

 

Possible he is Brother of above

 

 

 

2) Henry Allison*

 

3) William Allison*

Royal Navy

Victory I

 

 

Enlisted 6 February 1918

Discharged \ Demobilized on 16 April 1919

 

*Both sons of Francis and Mary Jane Allison, out of a family of 2 adults and 10 living Children.

 

They lived at Hawksclough Farm, Clayton le Woods

 

 

159) Henry Allsup

21 Manchester Regiment

 

Lived at Tootell Terrace

 

 

4) James Allsup*

Rank: Cpl

11 East Lancashire Regiment

 

Injured and sent home


Retrained and joined the MGC

 

5) Percy Allsup*

Rank: Sgt

11 East Lancashire Regiment

Accrington Pals

 

Emigrated to USA in 1921

 

6) Arthur Allsup*

Born on 2 March 1899

Reg no:  27542

14 Royal Scots (Lothian) Regiment

 

Enlisted 20 November 1915 at Chorley

Joined at Glencorse on 23 November 1915

 

Discharged as of 25 December 1915, having made a mis statement as to age on enlistment 

When his true age was discovered !

 

 

 

7) Charles Allsup*

 

All brothers and sons of James and Susanna Allsup. Living at Clayton Green in 1911

I believe they emigrated after WW1 about 1920 to the USA. 

 

204) John Ed Allsupp

 

 

 

8) 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

 

 

 

9) Horace Ambrose

 

Can't confirm yet who he served with in WW1

 

Lived at 25 Victoria Terrace, Clayton le woods as of 1911

 

Married Elsie Alice Yates in 1914 at Brindle

 

In 1939 they lived at Holt Lane Farm, Brindle

 

Horace was a Poultry Farmer. He was also an Air Raid Warden During WW2

 

 

 

141) Edwin Ainsworth

 

 

Possible

2 County Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

A Cotton Mill Clerk in 19111

 

 

 

 

124) Matthias Astley

Age:

Reg no:  33032

Rank: Pte

8 Welsh Regiment

 

Also posted to 19th Welsh Regiment

 

Enlisted possibly on 4 August 1915

Possibly Demobolized on 27 February 1919

 

Print Works Labourer in 1911 

Living at Waterhouse Green, 

Interesting to see William West KIA is boardering there

 

 

195) Thomas Baker

 

No trace yet

 

 

 

10) Henry (Frederick) Bamber

Age: 33

Reg.no: 343589

Rank: 

Royal Engineers, Transportation Branch

 

Ended up as a Pioneer in the Inland Water Transport, Royal 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

 

Demobolized on 6 November 1919

 

11) William Bamber

Reg no: 24631

Rank: Pte

10 Coy,  Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

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

 

Lived at 22 Swansea Lane

 

12) Percy Bamber

Service no: F43987

RAF

 

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

 

Grocer by trade

 

 

175) Thomas Barton

Born 1885 in Brindle

Age 30

Rank:

Reg no: T/1733, also 96714

ASC

11 Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

 

First enlisted into West Lancashire Reserves on 7 November 1904?

Discharged to join regular ASC

At time of Demobolization he was with Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

Married Mary Jane Hopwood at St Mary's, Brownedge on 2 June 1906

But Widowed by time of enlistment!

Children are, John, Agnes, Robert,Thomas, Mary Jane, Catherine?

Living at Bridge Street, Whitle le Woods

And Union Street during time of Enlistment

 

At the time of Demobilization he stated his address was 1 Radburn Brow, Clayton Green on 30 April 1919

His son John was at the St Vincents Orphanage in Preston

 

 

Served at Home and Selonika

 

 

132) Thomas Beaver - POSSIBLE, NO RECORD FOUND YET ?

 

Son of a Clogger, 

Chorley Old Road, Whittle le Woods in 1911

 

 

126) George Bishop

 

 

13) Arthur Blogg

Born c1880

Died 1921

Disabled whilst serving in WW1

 

14) 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.

 

 

 

163) James Baxendale

Born c1898

Reg no: 4044

Rank: Sgt

Royal Irish

 

Lukes Row, Whittle le Woods in 1911

 

 

Brother of Philip Baxendale KIA

 

Demobolised as of  18 March 1919

 

15) 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

 

 

 

192) William Baxendale

 

No Trace of him yet?

 

 

 

 

208) John Bell

 

No Trace of him yet?

 

16) 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, 

 

 

17) Arnold Blackwell

Born c1891

Reg no: 241240

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

 

120) Victor (Boothman) Blackwell

Born c1894 in Clayton le Woods

Reg no:14504

4 Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Brother of above and  Reginald Blackwell KIA

 

 

 

18) 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

 

Demobilized on 10 February 1919

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 22 May 1916

 

Living at Town Lane

 

 

 

178) John Bowling- 

Born 1894

Reg no: 204053, other rnumbers 042079

Rank: Driver, Cpl, Sgt

ASC

100 Field Ambulance 

 

 

Enlisted on 4 January 1915 at Chorley

Joined at Aldershot

 

 

Living at White Hill Farm

A Driver, Teams man

 

 

Demobilized on 1 June 1919

 

Father is Ralph Bowling to help distinguish the John Bowlings !!

 

 

179) Walter Bowling

 

Possible Brother of below

 

19) William Bowling

Reg no: 67193

Rank: Driver

RFA

 

Enlisted 19 December 1914

 

GSW to Back and Chest

 

In Rouen on 19 April 1919 when he is demobilized.

 

Trade was a Weaver 

Lived at Town Lane, Whittle le Woods

 

Father is James Bowling to help distinguish the Bowlings !!

 

 

133) William Borsay

Age: 33

Reg No: 19328

Rank: Pte

14 Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Enlisted at Southport or Liverpool on 7 Septemebr 1914

 

Debility following malaria

 

Discharged on 13 Februay 1919

 

Lived at Swansey Lane

 

 

 

164) Sydney (A) Bradley

Age:

Reg no: 204331

Rank: L/Sgt

4 South Lancashire

 

Church Cottage, Whittle le Woods in 1911

 

Demobilized on 2 May 1919

 

20) 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

 

Demobilized on 13 December 1916

 

 

 

152) Nicholas Brindle

 

Born in Brindle c1894

Living in Clayton Green in 1911

 

Possible 7 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

 

21) 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.

 

22) William Rawlinson Brindle

Age: 23

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 64800

9 Battalion MGC

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915 at Chorley

 

14 Rock Villa Rd

 

Demobilized as of 30 August 1919

 

 

145) Willie Brown

Born 1888

 

Son of Joseph and Martha Brown

 

Print Labourer in 1911

Married To Esther  in c1911

 

Lived at Mount Pleasant as of 1911

 

 

 

 

173) William Burscough

 

 

 

23) 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

 

24)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

 

 

25) 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.

 

 

125) Hermon Cannon

Born 1896

Reg no: 12532

Rank: Gdsm

Irish Guards

 

Another brother

 

 

26) 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

 

 

27) 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

 

 

 

187) William Carter

 

I believe he may be the brother of the above

 

Enlisting between 1914 and 1915

 

 

 

28) Richard Chadwick

Reg no: 11245

Coldstream Guards

 

 

GSW to buttock on 4 November 1918

 

 

121) James Christian

Reg no: 12433

Rank: Pte

8 Border Regiment

 

 

Enlisted 7 September 1914, Joined at Preston

 

Lived at the "Barracks", Whittle le Woods in 1911, a Printworks Labour

Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods as of enlistment

Had six children

 

Discharged on 28 May 1915 for being no longer physically fir for war service

Disordered action of the heart , started 4 years previous. (Add more)

 

 

29) Albert Edward Clitheroe

Reg no: 98321

Rank: Pte

Machine gun corp

 

Enlisted on 10 December 1915

 

Suffered from dysentry as of 17 January 1918

Believed to have been released as of 24 July 1918 still suffering.

 

Brother of Stanley, and Son of John Clitheroe both KIA on the war memorial

 

 

30) Albert Clitheroe*

 

31) Frank Clitheroe*

 

Both sons of Joseph and Isabella, living at Clayton Bottoms, in fact next door to Daniel Slater and Frederick Leigh.

 

152) Thomas Clitheroe

 

 

31) Fred Cuncannon

Reg no: 165741

Rank:Gunner

472 Siege Battery, RGA

 

Service dated from 9 December 1915

Demobilized 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.

 

33) Thomas Corless* - Need to double check

34) Arthur Corless*

35) Edwards Corless*

36) Alfred Corless*

 

All brothers, and i think moved to Canada after 1911. Serving in Canadian forces etc

 

 

37) Nuttall Cotton

Born c1894

Died 8 February 1921

 

I believe he is also known as James Nuttall Boothman Cotton

 

Son of Lawrence Cotton who died a few months later on 7 May 1921

 

Married Gladys Harling in 1918

and Francess Coatsworth Cotton was born in 1918

 

Brother of John Cotton,, Killed in Action

 

 

 

38) 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.

 

Demobilized 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

 

 

141) John Cowell

 

 

 

39) John/James 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

 

 

131) Ronald Cross, possibly Sir Ronald Hibbert Cross, !st Baronet.

Rank: Second Lieutenant, then Temp Lieutenant as of 3 December 1915

Duke of Lancaster Own Yeomanry

 No 23 Squadron, RFC

 

of Crooke Hall in 1911

 

His family still there in 1917

 

 

 

 

129) George Crook

130) Alfred Crook

 

 

40) 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.

 

 

41) 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

 

Demobilized some time in 1919?

 

 

156) Charles Dillon

 

191) Percy Dollin

 

 

42) George (E) Desoer - Possible, but hard to tell which George Desoer !?

Training Reserve

 

A Brewers Labourer

Lived at Waterhouse Green, Whittle le Woods in 1917

Married Eliza Seddon

 

 

 

43) 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

 

 

44) James Fairhurst

Age: 20

Reg no: 104829

 

Royal Field Artillery

 

 

Enlisted on 31 July 1915

Joined at Preston

 

Brother of the above

 

 

45) Edmund Fidler

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 13299

Possible 7 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted about 17 July 1915

 

Prisoner of War

 

Demobilized on 25 February 1919

 

In 1939 he is a Cafe Proprietor in Preston, Widowed

 

 

Son of William Fidler and Ann (nee Worthington) 

 

 

46) 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

 

 

 

220) William Henry Fidler

Born 1900

Served in the RAF

 

 

 

148) Isaac Fielding

Age: 34

Reg no: 10997

Rank: Pte

8 Border Regiment

 

Enlisted at Preston on 9 Septemeber 1914

Joined at Carlisle on 16 September 1914

 

Living at Bridge Street in 1911, with wife, Isabella and their son John.

 

Due to an old injury of his elbow he was discharged as not being likely to become an efficient soldier on 4 November 1914

 

 

47) 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

 

 

218) Frank Fishwick- Found in the Methodist church file

Born c1880

Age:

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 456868

Labour 

 

Discharged 18 March 1918

 

48) 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

 

 

49) George Fletcher *

 

144) William Fletcher*

 

50) Peter Fletcher*

 

All Brothers lived at Dove Cote Farm,  Clayton Le Woods as of 1911

 

 

51) 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

 

 

52) 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 

 

 

191) Thomas Gent

Born 1895 ?

Reg no: 62261

Rank: Pte

Worcestershire Regiment

 

 

Enlisted 25 March 1915 ?

 

Possible he was also in the 8 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment with Reg no: 19038

 

 

I think he is the son of Walter and Mary Gent

 

A Cotton Weaver 

 

Living at Waterhouse Green, Whittle le Woods

 

Discharged as of 24 April 1919

 

 

177) John Gerrard- Ask for family picture 

Born 1898

 

Living at Higher Copthurst

A Cotton Loom Weaver

 

Son of John and Ellen Gerrard

 

 

53) John W Gillett

 

Brother of Charles Gillett KIA

 

 

137) Charles Grainge

Born in 1884 in Borobridge, Yorkshire

 

 

 

Son of William and Sarah Grainge who lived at Dog Brow in 1911 with their other children

Emliy, Annie, Edith, William and Mabel

 

 

54) 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

 

Demobilized on 17 September 1919

 

 

55) 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

 

 

 

56) 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, between 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 suffering 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

 

 

57) Fred Grime

 

Brother of Thomas and Richard who were both KIA

 

58) John Grime

 

Brother of Thomas and Richard who were both KIA

 

171) Joseph Grime 

 

Brother of Thomas and Richard who were both KIA

 

 

 

59) 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.

 

 

153) William Hall

 

 

60) Peter Handley - Possible need to double check

 

Possible Royal Navy as of 15 April 1918 

 

Living at Clayton Green in 1911

 

 

 

 

61) 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

 

62) 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.

 

63) 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

 

 

64) James Haydock - Possible need to double check

 

Born 1896 in Clayton le Woods

Died 1957

 

 

65) William Heap(s)

 

Brother of Christopher and Walter who were both KIA

 

 

 

66) Herbert Hebblethwaite 

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

 

 

123) William Heatley

 

Possible he was boarding at Brownley Street in 1911 

 

 

 

194) Walter Helme

 

No trace yet

 

161) Alfred Higham 

Born  1896

Died 1981

 

 

In 1939 he was working as an Explosive Worker at the ROF 

 

Brother of both below

 

 

 

 

67) 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.

 

68) 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

 

 

69) Henry Hilton

 

On the Roll of Honour for Clayton le Woods C of E School

 

Possibly born c1889 in Clayton le Woods and died 1962, living at 79 Lancaster Lane, Clayton le Woods

 

 

199) William Hodkinson

 

Possible he lived at Swansey Fold in 1911

 

A cycle and motor repairer

 

 

 

200) Fred Hodgkinson

Age: 33

Reg no: 20009

Rank: Pte

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Transferred to several unit including reg no 47324 to  163 RDC, 4 Battalion Royal Defence Corp

 

 

Enlisted on 1 February 1915 

 

Living on Moss Lane in 1911

A Cotton Weaver

 

Married Dora Dugdale

Children are William, Ada, Ronald

 

 

At time of enlistement he lived at  2 Lukes Road, Whittle Springs

 

 

 

 

70) 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

 

 

198) John G Hooley

 

 

Name: John Greenhalgh Hooley
Military Year: 1914-1920
Rank: Driver
Medal Awarded: British War Medal and Victory Medal
Regiment or Corps: Army Service Corps
Regimental Number: T4/060862
Previous Units: R.A.S.C. T4/060862 Driver.

 

 

 

In 1911 he was a Carter

 

Lived at 6 Tootell Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

Brother of Below

 

 

 

147) Joseph Hooley

Age: 19

Reg no: 528176 

Rank: Pte

579 and 550 Labour Corp

 

Previously in Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 5 September 1914

 

Demobolised on 21 February 1919

 

Lived at 6 Tootell Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

GSW to left leg and right arm, and right thigh. on 10 July 1916

 

 

 

138) James Houghton

 

Living at Swansey Fold, Whittle le Woods in 1911

With Wife , Margaret Ellen, and child, Mary.

He was a Cotton Weaver

 

 

209) William Irving*

 

Shop Assistant in 1911

 

210) Herbert Irving*

 

 

Cotton Weaver in 1911

 

Think Herbert lived at Sandy Lane cottage in 1939 with his wife Ellen

 

*Both likely brothers of George Irving KIA

Living at Springs Terrace, Whittle Springs

 

 

50) James Irving, also known as James Boswell Irving

Age:

Reg no: 305576

Rank: Pte

1/8 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Also Reg no 2576, Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Served in the Balkans and Dardanelles.

 

Married Elsie Mills

 

Died in 1982, Sefton

 

As of 6\12\18 I have bought a new picture of him

 

 

 

71) 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

 

 

174) Harry Jackson

 

Possible? 

 

Born in 1880

In 1911 living at Smiths Terrace 

 

 

185) William Jewes

 

Think he was living at Shaw Brow, Whittle le Woods

 

 

 

72) Albert Edward Jolly ---- NEED TO DOUBLE CHECK

Born 1889, Whittle le Woods

Service no: 251573

RAF

 

Service from 5 Mar 1918

 

 

 

165) Edmund Jolly

 

Shaw Brow, Whittle le Woods in 1911

 

 

170) Thomas Jolly

 

 

 

73) J C Johnson, DCM

Reg no: 37439

Rank: L/Cpl

2/5 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Lived in Whittle le Woods

 

 

Awarded the DCM -

 

For conspicuous gallantry and resource

During an advance he observed a party of

the enemy with a machine gun about to

open fire on his men. He at once attacked

them and captured the gun. He showed

splendid coolness and determination 

(15.11.18)

 

 

 

John Robert Johnson - NEED TO RE-CHECK THIS

Born 1894

Reg no: 202162

Rank: 

B coy, 1 Battallion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted 23 August 1914 at Preston

 

WILL

 

IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH I GIVE ALL MY

PROPERTY TO MY MOTHER ANNIE JOHNSON OF 

6 BRIDGE STREET, WHITTLE LE WOODS, NR CHORLEY, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

PRT  J R JOHNSON

1ST BTN L N L REGT

B COMPANY

 

Living in Bridge Street at of 1911

 

 

Son of William and Ann Johnson

Brother of Matthew, William and Lena

 

 

 

74) 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

 

 

 

75) 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 William

 

Described and Hard working, Smart and Capable.

 

Demobolized from 7 Siege Battery on 17 August 1918

 

*Whilst looking into Edwards family tree I have discovered I am related to him via my 3 x Great Aunt Caroline Peel's side who married John Heatley.

 

 

 

203) James Kellett

 

Possible brother of both below

 

201) Joseph Kellett

Born c1890

Reg no: 021999

Rank: Pte

ASC (Mechanical Transport)

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 12 December 1914

 

Embarked on SS MOKLA with the BEF

 

Sheep hill, Clayton Green

 

Parents are Henry Kellett

 

His employer GEORGE LOWES & CO LTD( Royal Oak Hotel Yard) sent a letter on Joseph Kelletts behalf regarding his work and character.

 

Demobolized as of 9 July 1919

 

 

76) William Kellett

Age: 24

Reg no: 029507

Rank: Cpl,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

 

 

77) 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

 

 

207) Joseph Kerfoot

 

Possibly of Higher Copthurst in 1911

 

 

 

 

78) 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

 

 

196) Richard Knight

 

No trace yet

 

 

79) Sydney Knowles

Born c1901

Possibily joined the Mercantile Marines in 1914

 

 

Fern Villa in 1911

Son of William and Clara

 

 

 

80) 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

 

 

81) 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..

 

81) Albert Langton

Rank: Driver

RFA

 

Lived at 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. 

 

124) John Langton

 

Brother of the Above

 

 

83) Henry Leigh

 

84) Robert Leigh

 

85) John Leigh

 

All brothers of Frederick Leigh KIA

 

By 1911 their family of 9 was living in Whittle le Woods.

With 4 of the 7 boys joining up.

The only known surviving girl in the family was Mrs Agnes Ann Leigh. 

 

 

 

211) John James Leach

 

Only person close .. is in 1901 census living at Swansey Fold.

With parents Thomas and Elizabeth.

 

 

86) 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.

 

 

123) Reginald (James) Longton

Born: 1895

Age: 19

Reg no: 23312

Rank: 

Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 16 November 1914

 

Lived at Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods

 

Discharged on 16 April 1915... not likely to become an efficient soldier.

Defective vision

 

153) Walter Lowe

 

136) Matthias Mason

 

In 1901 , Lived with his parents, Samuel and Mary,also 5 sisters at Carwood Farm, Whittle le Woods

In 1911 he lived at Sandy Lane, Whittle le Woods and was a Drayman at the Brewery.

With his wife Honor and children, Samuel and Mary

In 1939 he was a widowed, Drayman at the Withy Trees Inn

 

 

 

 

150) Thomas Mather

 

Son of William and Catherine

 

 

 

151) Henry Marlborough

 

Possible he is also called James H Marlborough

Born in India

Domestic Servant at Crooke Hall in 1911

 

122) Albert McCourt

 

Living at Oakwood, Whittle le Woods in 1911

 

Son of George B McCourt and Elizabeth

 

 

189) Richard McClellan

 

Brother of Robert McClellan KIA

 

16 Rock Villa road

A Print Labour in 1911

 

 

 

87) Frank Melling

 

Son of John and Ellen

Brother of Sarah Ann, Maggie and Edgar. 

 

In 1911, they lived at Hawthorn house , Clayton Green

 

 

202) Albert Miller ?

 


Possibly Son of John and Ann

Penrith House, Clayton le Woods 1911

 

 

 

88) 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

 

166) James Moon

 

Married to Elizabeth Jane

 

Living at Dolphin Brow, Whittle le Woods

 

 

Brother of both below

 

 

88) 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

 

 

140) Herbert Moon

Born in 1893

Labourer at Dyers

17 Swansey Fold, Whittle le Woods

 

Brother of above

 

 

 

89) Archibald Moorcroft

Reg no: 24619

Royal Field Artillery

 

Enlisted on 31 May 1916

 

Lived at Clayton Bottoms as of enlistment

 

 

 

168) James Moorcroft

 

 

 

127) Edward Moorcroft

Born in 1876

Age: 38

Reg no: 29177

Rank

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (SR)

 

 

Then Transferred to  1 Garrisson Battalion, Cheshire Regiment on 9 August 1915

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 31 August 1914

 

Served at Home, France and Gibralter.

 

Demobolised on 27 March 1919

 

A Weaver by trade and 5ft 3 in height

 

Married Annie Mayo and as of being in service had four children.

Jesse

Annie

Sarah

Lena

 

 

Lived at Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods

 

 

214) Richard Moorcroft

 

Possible he was father of Charles Moorcroft KIA?

 

 

213) Henry Morris

Age: 28

Reg no: 076296, 12779

Rank:

ASC

 

 

Trade is a Motor Driver 

 

Halls Square, Whittle Springs

 

Enlisted on 19 September 1914 at Preston

Joined at Woowich

 

Father is John Morris, and in 1901 he is a Boatman on the canal

Henry and James are also Boatman on the canal.

Next of Kin as of Enlistment is Brother James Morris of Halls Square, Whittle Springs

 

 

Discharged belng no longer physically fit for further war service on 20 July 1915 

 

 

176) Thomas Mossop

 

23 Victoria Terrace in 1911

 

Taper in Cotton Manufacturer

 

Parents are Jabez and Lenora Mossop

 

 

 

181) John McIvor- NEED TO CHECK

 

 

182) John McIvor- NEED TO CHECK

 

 

90) 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

 

 

91) Hardman Myers (Hardy Myers)

Born in 1899

Service no: 167943

 

Served in the RAF as of 15 May 1918

 

Married Doris Fishwick in 1927

As of 1939 he is a Waterworks Engineer 

Lived at 371 Preston Road

Died 16 March 1983  

 

 

91) 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

 

93) 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 

 

Father was Roger Pickup

 

 

 

158) George Philipson

 

I think he was born c1879 in Whittle le Woods

In 1911 he is living on Sandy Lane, Whittle le Woods

 

154) Richard Philipson

 

 

183) Harry Prescott

 

Possible his is also known as Henry Prescott ?

 

 

94) 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.

 

 

188) George Quibell

 

No trace yet

 

 

95) 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.

 

96) 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. 

 

 

97) 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

 

 

 

98) 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

 

 

167) Bernard Richards

 

Son of the Headteacher at Whittle le Woods school

 

Joined the Army in 1909

Served at MONS etc in WW1 and then Dunkirk in WW2

 

Newspaper clipping?

 

 

 

168) Henry Riding

Born 1877

Age: 37

Reg no: 17963

Rank: Pte

7 Loyal north Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 10 November 1914 at Chorley

 

Discharged  for being physically unfit for further war service in 13 April 1915

 

Married to Margaret

Children are Sarah, Alice, George, Amelia, Harry, Nellie 

 

 

99) 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"

 

100) 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 

 

 

186) Walter Riley

 

Living at Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods in 1911

He was a Machine Printer Labourer

Married to Ellen 

Children are Eleanor and Annie

 

 

 

197) Stephen Robinson

Born 1896

 

 

Living at 1 Mount Pleasant in 1911 with parents George Henry, and Alice Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

128) William Robinson

Age: 28

Reg no: 12772

Rank: Pte

3 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 1 September 1914 at Chorley

 

Discharged on 31 July 1917 as no longer physically fit for war servicecaused by GSW to hand

 

 

Trade was a Calico Printers Labourer

 

Married Sarah Alice Todd

 

Lived at Waterhouse Green as of 1911,

Children are

Albert Lewis

Hilda

Stanley

William

 

 

Lived at 5 Town Lane, Whittle le Woods as of enlistment

 

 

135) Charles Ronksley

 

Likely to be brother of below

 

 

134) Isaac Ronksley

Born in 1883

Age: 31

Reg no: 13419

Rank: Pte

10 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 2 September 1914.

Reverted to Private for being drunk on duty on 11 April 1915

 

 

Promoted to L/Cpl on 1 December 1914

 

Pepatriated Prisoner of War on 26 December 1918 

 

Demobolised on 1 April 1919

 

Claimed for disability with GSW to Left(?) Lung

 

Married Elizabeth Hall on 1 May 1909 at Sacred Heart, Chorley

Children, Sarah Ellen, John

Lived at Sea View Cottage as of 1914

Must have moved to 41 Blackstone Road, Chorley in 1919

 

 

 

101) 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

 

156) Wilfrid Schofield ?

 

102) William Schofield

Rank: Pte

Town Lane, Whittle le Woods

1 Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment

 


As of 20 November 1915 

 

Wounded in Action.

 

103) 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

 

 

157) William Shorrock

 

 

Possible he was living at Clayton Green in 1911

A Cotton Weaver

Married to Mary

children are Mary Agnes, and Ann

 

 

 

153) John Sharples

 

Possible of Holt Lane 

 

 

142) Robert Sherrington

Born in 1893

Age: 21

Reg no: 11672

Rank: Pte , then promoted L/cpl, Sgt

6 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 25 August 1914 

Joined at Preston on 25 August 1914

 

Whilst at Tidsworth - Offence Commited

Absent from Church Parade at 8.40am on 18 October 1914, punishment - reprimanded

 

 

Last posting to 3 Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment before being disscharged for being surplus to military requirements having suffered with imparment since entry into service on 26 February 1919

 

Lived at Moss Terrace, Whittle le Woods in 1911

Weaver by trade

His parents are William, a Drayman at the Brewery, and Susanna, and his sibblings are

Alice, Florence, Elsie and Gladys.

.

 

GSW to Left Leg

Slight Synovitis Right Knee

 

Moved to 39 Albert Terrace,  Lytham St Annes

 

 

172) John Singleton

 

 

180) James Slater

 

Whittle Springs in 1911

 

 

155) Albert Smith

 

143) Joseph Smith

 

 

 

104) 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.

 

 

184) William Snape

Age: 21

Served in Mesopotamia

 

222) James Snape

Age: 19

 

Served at Blackdown

 

223) John Swarbrick

Age: 20

Salonika

 

Found via newspaper report of John Snape (KIA 1918)

Half Brother of John Snape (KIA 1918) and to both above 

 

All three above lived at Bridge Street in 1911

 

205) James Stainton

 

No Records found for him yet

The only James Stainton in the area c1911 is too young being born 1909?

 

However whilst searching for James Stainton I came across a KIA

 

 

***Thomas Matthew Stainton

Born in Sedbergh

Age: 40

Reg no: 17234

Died 26 October 1916

"B" Coy, 2nd Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

 

Husband of Elizabeth Stainton, of Sheep Hill Lane, Clayton Green

 

Inscripton on stone-

 

PEACE PERFECT PEACE

 

Buried at Salonika (Lambet Road) Military Cemetery

 

His name is not on the Roll of Honour or Memorial at Clayton\Whittle

 

 

 

New Information from a relation... 

 

I too wondered why my grandfather was not on the Whittle and Clayton war memorial. After a search I discovered that his name appears on the memorial inside St. Saviours church in Bamber Bridge, even though it seems to appear on that as JM Stainton, it is rather worn. I do now remember being taken there, as a child, by my aunt who was his daughter.
The James Stainton that you found, who was too young, was probably my Uncle Jim, Thomas’ son who was born in 1906.
Thomas Matthew was born in Cautly near Sedbergh in 1876. He married Elizabeth Birkett also from Sedbergh,in 1901. He was a farmer.They had 4 children John Birkett, Margaret Agnes, John Robert and my father Thomas William.
They moved to Bamber Bridge after they got married as my grandfather worked on the Cuerden Hall estate as a farmer. They attended St Saviours church and continued to do so after they moved to Sheephill Lane. We presume that my grandmother chose to have his name put on the memorial there because they would see it every week when they went to church.
My grandfather joined the Kings Own Lancashire Regiment in 1915 and he died of malaria in Salonica on 26th October 1916.
My husband and I went to visit his grave in Lembet Road cemetery in 2016, as it was 100years since his death.

 

105) Joseph Staniforth - Need to double check

 

Also known as Joseph Edwin Staniforth

 

Lived at Swansey Lane , Whittle le Woods in 1911

 

 

106) 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.

 

 

206) Frank Stocks

Born c1898, Ireland

 

 

Lived at Sheep Hill Lane, with sibbling and parents Samuel and Catherine Stocks

 

190) Thomas Studholme

 

No Trace yet

 

217) Arthur Spivey, (methodist Church info) 

 

118) Frank Spivey 

 

119) George Spivey

 

I believe them to be all brothers.

Sons of George and Emily , originally from the Nottongham area ccoming into Whille le Woods between 1901 and 1911.

The  surname is also spelt SPIVY

 

 

107) 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

 

 

131) Thomas Towers - NO RECORD YET

 

Born 1895 in Clayton Green

Son of Richard, a Gardener,and Margaret Towers

Living in Clayton Green as of 1911

Labourer for a Twister

 

149) John Turner

 

202) Wiliam Turner

Born 1884

Reg no: Pte

Rank: 65944

South Lancashire Regiment

 

Demobolized on 18 April 1919

 

215) William Turner

 

Either this is a mistake or there is another William turner signed up !

 

108) 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.

A Labourer as trade

 

 

221) Edwin Walmsley - Have a a picture

Born 1893, Died c1971

Reg no: 15865

 

11 Battalion East Lancashire Regiment

Chorley Pals

 

Enlisted on 22 September 1914 at Chorley

 

He worked at Kem Mill up until he enlisted !

 

 

Married Sarah Entwistle

 

Son of Robert and Elizabeth

 

Brother of Below and William Justice Jones 

 

109) Septimus Walmsley

Born 1889, Died  1970

 

 

WW1 service ?

 

Worked at the ROF in 1939

 

Married Ellen Bamber

 

Son of Robert and Elizabeth

 

Brother of above and William Justice Jones 

 

219) Thomas Warbrick

Born 1889

Reg no: 13916

Rank: Pte

9 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 2 September 1914 at Preston

 

Posted as Missing on 11 June 1918 

Taken as Prisoner of War

Repatriated on 9 December 1918

 

Demobolized as of 6 March 1919

 

Living at Radburn Brow, Clayton Green in 1911 with his father William Warbrick and five sibblings.

Henry, Ellen, Isabella, Mary and Anastasia.

 

 

110) Walter Waterhouse - MORE RESEARCH NEEDED, AS THIS SOLDIER HAS SEEN SOME ACTION !!

 

I have a picture of him 

 

Age: 19 as of 1895

Rank: Pte, Sergeant (1911) CSM, RSM upto 1919

Reg no: 4929

1 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 15 August 1895

Joined at Preston on 16 August 1895

Promoted to L/Cpl on 11 March 1898 with extra pay

Promoted Cpl on 14 March 1900

Extended to complete 12 years with the colours on 3 November 1902

Promoted Sergeant on 9 February 1906

Promoted Company Q M Sergt as of 9 June 1914

Relinquished his new appointment and goe's back to CSM on 30 June 1914

Posted as missing

Prisoner of War as of 30 November 1914

Repatriated Prisoner , as CSM  on 18 November 1918

Elected to draw pension whilst serving as of 23 January 1919

 

 

Promoted on 20 June 1919 to (T)emp/ RSM

 

Discharged 19 April 1920 after approx 25 years of service 

 

Stationed away at Burtpore Barracks, Hants in 1911

Born in Accrington

Family is living in Whittle le Woods as of 1891 to 1911

Parents are David and Mary Waterhouse

 

Living at Rockleigh, Horns Road, Stroud, Glos. as of Discharge

 

Living on a Pension of £92, 13, 7 per annum as of 23 June 1948 

 

South African Campaign

 

Wounded at Kalfontien on 23 May 1901

 

South African Medal & 3 Clasps

Kings Medal & 2 Clasps

Awarded Medal for Long Service and Good Conduct in 1914 

Entitled to wear to Clasp on his 1914 Star Medal and the Roses on the Star ribbon ( I think)

 

A bar clasp inscribed "5 Aug. to 22 Nov. 1914" was given to all those who qualified for the 1914 Star and who served under fire. Since the same ribbon is used with the 1914-15 Star, holders of the 1914 Star were permitted to wear a small silver rosette on their ribbon when the decoration itself is not worn. On the medal index cards this is usually noted as the "Clasp and Roses" or "C&R" .It was necessary to apply for the issue of the clasp.

 

 

Mentioned in Sir John French's Despatches 8\10\1914?

London Gazette on 9\12\1914

Mentioned in Lord Kitchener's Despatch to Secretary of State for War dated Pretoria 8 July 1901

For good service during attack on enemy to Venterdorp on 23 May 1901?

London Gazette on August 20th 1901?

Defence of Kimberley, Transval

 

 

 

 

211) James Waring 

 

Possible son of William and Amelia

Chorley Old Road

 

203) Clement Waring - NEED TO CHECK

 

Lived at Whittle Springs in 1911

Mother still there at the time of his enlistent> 

 

 

169) Walter Waring

 

Possible of Chorley Old Road

Parents William and Amelia 

 

 

111) 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

 

112) 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.

 

Related to Jack Cooper Sharples KIA

 

116) Wilfred Westhead

 

Son of James and Ellen Westhead nee Yates 

Living at Lukes Row, Whittle le Woods in 1911

A Labourer at the Bleach Works

 

 

162) Daniel Withnell

Reg no: 16918

8 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Then Bedford Regiment

 

 

Farm Labourer

 

Enlisted on 30 September 1914

Joined at Preston on same day

 

On a casualty list C635, wounded on 19 October 1915

 

 

215) Thomas Withnell

 

 

216) John Withnell

 

 

175) Richard Withnell

 

A Gardener

 

Possible he is husband of Ada,

Father of Ellen and William

 

In 1939 He and is living at "The Glen", Preston Road

 

146) Charles Williams - Have a picture

Born 1894

Age:

Reg no: 13835

Rank: Pte

Cyclist

 

Discharged as of 12 March 1919

 

 

Brother of below

 

Cotton Weaver

 

Mayor of Chorley in 1951 and also a founding member of the Chorley Historical & Archaeological Society

 

113) George Williams - Have a picture

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

 

117) John Wilson

 

Possibly of Halls Square in 1911

 

 

 

114) 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

(Correct age on enlistment is actually 16 1/2 but he lied to get in)

 

Father is John Whittle of Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods

 

He was a Weaver

 

 

124) Samuel Wood

Reg no: S/382993

Rank: Pte

RASC

 

Dischaged on 9 April 1919

 

He lived at Town Lane, Whittle le Woods

 

Son of Joseph And Elizabeth Wood

 

 

 

115) 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

 

1) Richard Dean (Liz Dean info)

 

2) Anthony Eastham (Greg Eastham info)

Drove an ambulance\ medical corp

Worked at Mount Street Hospital.

 

3) William Harrison

 

Preston Road

 

AFS

 

4) John Griffith

 

AFS

 

160) Joseph Hodgkinson

 

5) Kenneth Hodkinson

Home Guard

 

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

 

 

6) Sydney Tuson WW2

7) Dick  Tuson "

8) David Tuson "

 

 

9) Harry B Waring

Living at Preston Road

He was a Joiner and also a Air Raid Warden

 

10) Fred Green

 

AFS

 

11) Ann Prescott

 

ARP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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