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








About the Website










The Clayton and Whittle at War website purpose is to help people discover more about the men from our two villages who served in the armed forces.


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 our country.


There are several soldiers names on the Memorial and the Website who are related\connected to my family.


The website not only explores the men on the memorial but as of 2018 I have added several pages researching the men who returned from duty.


Enjoy discovering Clayton and Whittle at War.


All the Best


John Melling







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

Whilst all the research is my own, some of the pictures are Copyright, and permission for myself to use them has be sought from various sources, including relatives. 



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