A few words...

 

Since 2014 I have been adding names and any information i can find about the men from both WW1 and WW2 on the memorial.

 

And as of 2018 and into 2019, more pages have been added.

Including the Returned from Duty pages.

 

Whilst  doing my research  I have found  evidence of some soldiers who served

before 1914

So i have started a new page called Pre 1914

to record their names.

 

These pages show my progress in researching all the men who are on the memorial or served and  returned from duty from not only from WW1 and WW2, but any other war.

 

A few pictures are also included.

 

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

 

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

 

Thank you

John Melling

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to the Clayton and Whittle at War website

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

The evidence of all the men's brief family and military history is continuously researched and profiled.  

 

 

After expanding the website to include a 1939 - 1945 section, recently I have added the Returned from Duty sections

Searching for all the men who came back from war, with roughly 274 names added so far! 

 

Other pages like Medals and Awards and Decorations and the Publications, Future Projects and Exhibitions and Life on the Homefront pages have also been added.

 

If possible are you able to contribute pictures and information on these names?

 

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

 

Thank you 

 

John Melling

 

 

Please read the following important statement

 

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

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

 

© John Melling, Clayton and Whittle at War 2014-2020

 

 

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

 

© John Melling, Clayton and Whittle at War 2014-2020

 

 

 

 

  
 
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