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









This page is for names of Army, Royal Navy, RFC/RAF personnel who i have found and recorded but are not on the memorial/cenotaph or in the 1914 - 1919, 1939 - 1945 or RETURNED FROM DUTY pages.

And also not mentioned on the Roll of Honour (Parish of Whittle le Woods) or Roll of Honour Clayton le Woods C of E School. 

Some found living elsewhere...But have a mention of Clayton le Woods and Whittle le Woods in their profile





George Thornley

Age: 34

Reg no: 70831

Died or KIA: 29 March 1917

13 Labour Corp,  Kings Liverpool Regiment



Born in Salford i think?


His name is on St James Memorial, Leyland and also on the memorial at Church Road, Leyland 


Husband of Margaret Thornley of Sheep Hill Lane, Clayton Green 

She is still living at the address in 1918






John Tripp (also known as John Trippier\Trippett)

Rank: Private

Reg No: 16628

Killed in Action: 12/12/1915


9th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)




The 9th Battalion were ready for active service by the September of 1915, and served briefly in France.

However in October of 1915 they sailed towards Greece, and disembarked at Salonika on 7 November.

They were given the task of helping cover the retreat of the 10th Division from Serbia about 7th - 12th December.

One company of the 9th Battalion would be overrun by the Bulgarians.




Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Trippier, of Bridge St., Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancs.


He was born in Chorley and in 1911 age 14 was living at 10a Alfreds Court, Chorley.

with his parents


But it looks like his parents had moved to Whittle le Woods between 1911 and 1915



His name is on the DOIRAN MEMORIAL


His name is not on the memorial at Clayton\Whittle 




James Bateson Edleston- Need to research

Born in Whittle le Woods

Age: 34

Reg no: 15701

L/Cpl , Sapper

2 Field Company Engineers




Enlisted on 4 April 1916 at Sydney, NSW

Embarked from Australia on 21 October 1916 


Builder as a trade 


Have a PDF sent from someone in Australia who had written a book about the men listed on the Berowra War Memorial.



Francis Richard Edleston

Born in Whittle le Woods

B Coy, 36 Battalion AIF


Brother of the above

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