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
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.
Disabled whilst serving in WW1
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.
Reg no: 229161
657 HS Employment Company,aatched "2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment
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
Charles Herbert Cadden
Born 1887 Shifnal, Shropshire
Moved to Whittle le Woods
Reg no: GS/116019
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
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
Reg no: 11245
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Wounded in Action as reported on Saturday 17th June 1916.
Prior ro enlisteing he worked at Low Mill Printworks and enlisted in September 1914.
Reg no: 14303 other number 3436930
Reg no: 15850
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
He is listed within the C Company list, as advertised in the Accrington Observer & Times on Tuesday, February 23, 1915.
Age: 22 and 5 months
Reg no: 5184
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
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
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.
Reg no: 226692
Army Service Corp (MT)
Reg no: 25107
The Kings Liverpool Regiment
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.
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
Enlisted at Preston
Reg no: 55823
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
Possibily joined the Mercantile Marines in 1914
Born 18 June 1900
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
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.
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.
Reg no: 39581
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
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
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"
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
Town Lane, Whittle le Woods
1 Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment
As of 20 November 1915
Wounded in Action.
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.
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.
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 shrap wounds
Finally Demobolised on 4 March 1919.
Labourer as trade
Whittle le Woods
Loyal North Lancashire
Lancashire Evening Post, Friday 22 September 1916
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
Later became an author. Writing about his youth and local history.