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.


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. 


Thank you

John Melling








Returned from Duty, Continued A to Z

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

This new page will run from A to Z with new names discovered.


268 so far


I wonder how many more men's names are to be found !!!!




Thomas Standish Atkinson

Born 1892



The last ship served on Victory X


Enlisted from 5 August 1916

Demobilized 17 February 1919




Died 3 January 1961 at Deepdale Hospital


Lived a Diamond Villa, Whittle le Woods


Wife Gertrude nee Silcock


Married someone else, possible Bigamy


Brother of Richard Atkinson, Killed in Action



 Christopher Blundell

Born c1897

Age: 18 and 11 months

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 24447

6th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment


Enlisted in December 1915 in Chorley


Demobilized in 1919


Name is not on the Whittle le Woods 1914 -1915 Roll of Honour


Served in India and Mesopotamia


Lived at Somerset House, Whittle Springs




Finch Blundell 

Born c1899

Age: 17 and 8 months

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 68174 also 312765

107 Training Res Battalion



Transferred to 104 TR battalion then Royal Engineers (inland water)



Enlisted 19 March 1917 at Chorley

Demobilized on 30 January 1919


End of the middle finger on the left hand missing.

Deformed chest



Boatman as trade

Lived at Somerset House, Whittle Springs


Brother of above





Edward Corless* another brother 












Harry Johnson

Reg no: 5871

Rank: Pte, 

10 (Scottish) Kings Liverpool Regiment

166 Brigade



Promoted top L/Cpl then reverted to Pte



Enlisted 30 November 1915

Demobilized on 17 February 1919


Injured in a bomb training exercise, involving 25 men on 22 November 1916.


A court of enquiry assembled on 23 November 1916



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