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 I have found  evidence of some soldiers who served

before 1914

There fore i have started a new page called Pre 1914

to record theier 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.

 

 

And to date I have over  300 names.

 

A few pictures are also included.

 

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

 

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

 

Thank you

John Melling

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Military Awards and Decorations

 

As it stands 5 men on the memorial were awarded the Military Medal (MM)

 

Thomas Bamber - approx 14 October 1916

Percy Clitheroe - 21st December 1916

Henry Hopwood - 19th February 1917

George Stephenson - 17th September 1917

Charles Moorcroft - 12th June 1918

 

Whilst researching the men who Returned from Duty  I have discovered a DCM awarded to

 

J C Johnson

Rank: L/Cpl (A Cpl)

Reg no: 37439

2/5 Lancashire Fusiliers 

Lived at Whittle le Woods

 

He was awarded the DCM on 15 November 1918 for actions taken as of 7.20am on 24 August 1918 at Givenchy Ridge.

 

 

 

 

Walter Waterhouse

 

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

 

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