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

2020

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 

274 names so far as of 4\2\2020

 

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

 

 

 

Thomas Standish Atkinson

Born 1892

K35478

 

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

 

264

 

Robert Barton

Born c1876

Age: 39 and 1 month

Rank: Gunner

Reg no: 165301

6 Siege Bty, RGA

 

Also ASC , 45301

 

He enlisted on 11 December 1915 at Chorley

Demobilized on 10 April 1919

 

Living at Clayton Green

 

During service on 31 July 1918, whilst returning from watering the horses, a squadron of aeroplanes came over, flying very low! The horse became startled and bolted to the woods and Robert Barton collided with a tree throwing him to the ground!

 

Sister is Mary Elizabeth Williams

 

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 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

 

266

 

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

 

267

 

 

Harold Borsay

Born in 1891

Age: 

Reg no: 37477

Rank: Pte

MGC

 

 

Discharged on 6 March 1919 with a disability

 

 

 

268

 

Edward Corless* another brother 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

269

 

William H Evans

Age:

Reg no: 31536

Rank: Sgt

RFA

 

Discharged on 18 October 1917, due to a disability.

 

Living at Radburn Brow, Clayton Green 

 

 

270

 

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

 

271

 

Nicholas Rigby

Born 1891

Age:

Reg no: 2438

Rank: Fitter

RFA

 

Discharged on 3 May 1918 possibly due to a disability\injury

 

Lived at Clayton le Woods

 

272

 

William Snape- different one

Born 1900

Age: 18

Reg no: 83324

Rank: Pte

52 and 53 Training Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

 

Enlisted on 27 Match 1918 at Preston

 

Discharged on 13 September 1918 as found no longer phsically fit for war service

Had an issue with his heart muscles, shortness of breathe

 

Lived at Tootell Terrace, Whittle le Woods, Father is William Snape 

 

A warehouseman by trade

 

273

Harry Tuson

Age: 28 and 9 months

Reg no: 85187

Rank: Gunner

24 Siege Battery, RGA

 

 

Enlisted on 9 December 1915

 

 

As of his enlistment, he is living at Brownley Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

He was a Warehouseman

 

Mother is Isabella

 

274

Leo Westhead

Born in 1889

Age: 28

Reg no\Service no: 235482

RFC\RAF

 

I think he served from 13 August 1917 at\on PRESIDENT II and other places

Until 31 March 1918

 

 

Trade was a Grocers Manager

 

In 1911 he was living at Lukes Row, with parents and siblings

 

In 1939 he lived with his own family at The Gables. Wigan Rd 

With wife Ellen and children Lilly and Leo  

 

Trade still was a Grocers Manager

 

 

Son of James and Ellen Westhead 

 

 

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