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.
Whilst researching for the men of 1914-1919 and 1939-1945 I have come across by accident some names of men associated with Clayton le Woods and Whittle le Woods who had served in pre 1914 theatres of war.
So with that in mind, I decided I will try and discover anyone serving in the armed forces PRE 1914
John Clitheroe DOW/KIA WW1 with PRE 1914 service
Possible is the same person as above!
He served for 17 years in the Shropshire Light Infantry and took part in the Egyptian Campaign of 1882 and also in the Gordon Relief Expedition, Khartoum, Sudan in 1884-85
His funeral at Whittle was attended by representatives of the Regiment and also from the R.A.M.C
Shropshire Light Infantry
The regiment was based on the 53rd Regimental District - Shrewsbury. The 1st battalion embarked for Egypt in 1882, took part in the Egyptian war ("Egypt, 1882"), and by 1885 was stationed on Malta; returning to Egypt in that year, it took part in the Soudan expedition ("Suakin, 1885") and then was sent back to Malta in 1887. The battalion was sent on to Hong Kong in 1891, and transferred to India in 1894; in 1895 it was at Fort William. The 2nd battalion returned to England from Bombay in 1881, and in 1885 was at Woolwich. The battalion was sent to Ireland in 1886; back to England in 1894 (at Portland in 1895); and in 1899 off to South Africa, where it added "South Africa, 1899-1902" and "Paardeberg" to the regimental honours.
Born in c1876
Reg no: 5117
Royal Scots Fusiliers
Enlisted on 26 March 1896 at Preston
Previously in the 5 Battalion North Lancashire Regiment
Discharged Termination of engagement section 10(?) on 25 March 1912
After 8 years and 331 days
A Printworks Labourer as Trade
Married to Mary Ellen Lowe
At Parish Church, Withnell in 1905
Father is Ivan Coppock of Town Lane
Born c1790 Whittle le Woods
25th Foot Soldiers, 2nd Battalion on 23 August 1806
25th Foot Soldiers, 1st Battalion on 16 February 1809
Also known as Kings Own Borderers
1808:February – Barbados; St Kitts; flank companies to Martinique
1809:4 companies in MARTINIQUE; battalion re-united in Barbados
1810:January – Guadeloupe; St Martin; St Eustacius; St Kitts
1813:Leeward Islands; March – Guadeloupe
1814:Guadeloupe; December – 2 companies to Antigua, rest to Barbados
1815:Barbados; May – re-capture of Martinique; August – re-capture of Guadeloupe
1816:Barbados; St Vincent; home in June 1817 after 16 years away.
Died on 23 July 1815/16 in Barbados, either as a result of disease or in action?
Trade is a Weaver