Extra Returned from Duty Names A - Z

Due to running out of space in some of my pages and sections.

This new page will run roughly with new names discovered.

 

I have discovered 332 names so far as of 30\5\2022

 

A rough count up

 

332 RFD + (109) 106 KIA = 438 men living in Clayton le Woods and Whittle le Woods who served in WW1

 

The 106 KIA is minus the 3 mistakes on the memorial

 

I am missing at least 30 more names!

 

Richard Thomas Bowker

Born 14 March 1888

Age:

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

 

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Peter Wrennall

Born 27 Jun 1885 in Whittle le Woods

Age:

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 

 

 

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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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Peter Riley- New find as of 1\2\2022

Born in 1887, Kirkham

Age: 30 in 1917?

Reg no: 81073

RFC\RAF

19 Kite Balloon Section

 

Lived at Chorley Old Rd, Whittle le Woods as of 1901, 1911 censuses 

Occupation is a Cotton Loom Weaver, as were all of his family

 

Son of Joseph and Ellen, he was 1 of 7 children.

Robert, Peter, Alice, Fanny, Ellen, Annie, and James.

 

On the left picture are Peter, his wife Martha Thompson, and baby Jim (James) in 1918

On the right picture is (left to right) Jim Wilcock, Jessie Thompson, married to Jim Wilcock (in 1916) also known as James H Wilcock, Jim Thompson, I'm guessing that is James Thompson, (Killed in Action, on the memorial, the brother of Jessie and Martha), Peter Riley, and Martha Thompson.

 

 

13 documents, including his ID tag, pictures 

 

Within Peters belongings, as clearly written down is a portion of 14 Balloon Sections, Balloon, burned by "Jerry" at Saulcourt near Villers-Faucon, France on September 22nd, 1918

It has been made into a wallet, which now contains the documents

 

 

Peter Riley died on 5 January 1930

Effects- £165
 

He and Martha were living at 8 Halls Terrace, Whittle le Woods at the time.

 

In 1939 Martha, a Widow is still living at the same address

Meanwhile, living at 3 Halls Terrace is James H Wilcock and Jessie with children

 


Peter Riley's belongings arrived on 8\2\2022, so I will be adding more information

 

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The Balloon "wallet" and all the documents

 

 

Thomas Cooper- New as of 17\2\2022 

Born in 1889

Age: 27

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 040198, 70465

RAOC

 

 

He was a Washer, Bleacher, and Calico Stitcher before the War at Mr. J Crossley of Shaw Hill

 

Thomas Cooper enlisted at Chorley on 26 February 1916

He was mobilized from 8 December 1917 and he served at Home and also in Salonika for 13 Months as a Storeman

 

His left eye was missing and during service, he lost his artificial eye and ended up replacing it at his own cost!

He also had problems with his right eye.

 

He was Transferred to Reserve on 6 February 1920 after serving 2 years and 61 days.

 

His wife was Fanny Cooper nee Allison and they lived at Clayton Cottages, Clayton Green

 

Still living at 1 Clayton Brook Cottages in 1939 with wife and a Daughter, Edith born 1 March 1922.

 

 

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