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.
Richard Thomas Bowker
Born 14 March 1888
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
Born 27 Jun 1885 in Whittle le Woods
Reg no: G/106475
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