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
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.
All the local men who served during WW and WW2 would receive medals, however, there are some who perfomed above and beyond
As it stands 5 of the 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
Those who Returned from Duty will also have won medals
Christopher Livesey, 1/5th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment awarded the Military Medal (MM) and was published in the London Gazette 11th February 1919.
I believe he was awarded it during the Battle of Amiens 8th Aug -3rd Sept 1918
Norman Longton- as of 18 May 2020
Reg no: 34626
Awarded the M.M
Found his name in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) - Tuesday 18 June 1918
In the UK, British Army Recipients of the Military Medal, 1914-1920 but no picture
Need to try and trace it
On the service medal and award roll, it's said he served with -
6th Cheshire Reg
10th Cheshire Reg
7th Cheshire Reg
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 7.20 am on 24 August 1918 at Givenchy Ridge.
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