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.
And to date I have over 378 names.
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.
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 1914-1915 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
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
DOUCHY LES AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, France
John Tripp (also known as John Trippier\Trippett)
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
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.
Born c 1893
Service no: J/3673
Rank: Able Seaman
First joined the HMS Ganges on 3 March 1909
Killed in Action when the ship HMS VANGUARD exploded on 9 July 1917 whilst at Scapa flow
The eighth HMS VANGUARD of the British Royal Navy was a St Vincent class battleship, an enhancement of the ´dreadnought´ design built by Vickers at Barrow-in-Furness. She was launched in April 1909, commissioned into the Royal Navy at Devonport in October 1910, and spent her life in the Home Fleet. At the outbreak of World War I, she joined the First Battle Squadron at Scapa Flow, and fought in the Battle of Jutland as part of the Fourth Battle Squadron.
She was a part of the action from beginning to end but did not suffer any damage or casualties. Just before midnight on Monday, July 9, 1917, VANGUARD suffered an explosion in one of the two magazines which served the amidships turrets P and Q. She sank almost instantly, killing 677 men.
Mother is Emma R Brown of Oak house, Whittle le Woods
She was originally from Liverpool
Reg No: 53465
2 Btn, Suffolk Regiment
Died 30 August 1918
Son of Joseph and Miriam Cocker of Waterhouse Green, Whittle le Woods
No known grave, but his name is on a plaque at the VIS EN ARTOIS MEMORIAL, close to the VIS EN ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY. Close to Haucourt
Not on the memorial in Clayton\Whittle
William Henry Evans
Service Number 31536
No. "A" Reserve Bde.
Royal Field Artillery
Husband of Mrs. Byers (formerly Evans), of Radburn Brow, Clayton Green, Chorley.
Fanny Evans was his wife
Not on the memorial in Clayton\Whittle
Discharged PU 18 October 1917
British Red Cross - New discovery as of 21 January 2020
Voluntary Aid Detachment in WW1
Miss Annie Nesta Evans
Address: Hill Top, Whittle Le Woods, nr Chorley
Age when engaged: N/A
Previous engagement: N/A
Rank at engagement: Probationer
Date of engagement: 15/08/1918
Pay at engagement: £15 annum
Rank at termination: Probationer
Date of termination:11/02/1919
Pay at termination: £15 annum
Particulars of duties:
Nursing & ordinary ward work 10% Bonus
Whole or part-time: whole-time
Additional information: County West Lancashire
County Director's Office 72 Rodney St, Liverpool West Lancashire
Certificate no: N/A
Honours awarded: Nil
Nursing and ordinary ward work