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 have found  evidence of some soldiers who served

before 1914

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. 


Thank you

John Melling








Extra Returned from Duty Names A - Z

Richard Thomas Bowker

Born 14 March 1888


Rank: Pte

Reg no:37441

Lancashire Fusiliers





As of 8\3\2021 by a fluke, I have found Richard Thomas Bowker whilst searching for men from Clayton and Whittle.


His name came up in the WAR OFFICE WEEKLY CASUALTY LIST,  of NOVEMBER 20th, 1917. the Daily List of November 13th


Lancashire Fusiliers, Bowker 37441 R. T. (Whittle-le-Woods)



His name is on my family tree and years ago found a picture of him in uniform, but had no other details

He married Abigail Marsden on 11 August 1908 at St John the Evangelist, Whittle le Woods, and it's through Abigail's side that I'm connected to R T Bowker.


In the 1911 census, he and his wife Abigail are living opposite the Cross Keys, Chorley Old Road


Richard T Bowker died on 4 April 1966



Peter Wrennall

Born 27 Jun 1885 in Whittle le Woods


Rank: Pte

Reg no: G/106475

Middlesex Regiment





Previously served as 36810, 9th Border Regiment and named in the Border Regiments wounded list in the WEEKLY CASUALTY LIST, OCTOBER 29th, 1918.
War Office Daily List of Oct. 23rd 


Son of John and Esther Wrennall

I believe I have found him in the 1939 register.

He is possibly married to Elizabeth A Brindle


They are living at Shaw Brow, Whittle le Woods and both are Cotton Loom Weavers


He died on 26 March 1961 and was living at 7 Shaw Brow 




R Jackson - name on Methodist Church Roll 


No record found yet


Could it be Richard Jackson of Union Street in 1914-1916 Electoral Register?








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