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

 

 

 

 

 

 
updated signs - GIFMANIA

Returned from Duty, Continued ...

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

This new page will run roughly with new names discovered.

 

330 names so far as of 9\3\2021

 

A rough count up

 

330 RFD + 106 KIA = 436 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 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

 

261

 

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 airplanes 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!

 

His Sister is Mary Elizabeth Williams

 

262

 

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

 

263

 

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

 

264

 

Harold Borsay

Born in 1891

Age: 28 at the time of discharge

Reg no: 37477

Rank: Pte

MGC

 

Enlisted some time about 29 June 1915

 

Also served with the East Lancashire Regiment as C/11451

 

 

Discharged on 6 March 1919 with a disability

 

 

Harold would get married in 1920 to Alice Lyon

They had two children, John, born 1921 and Vera born 1925  

 

I believe they lived in the Boston, Lincolnshire area

 

Harold died on 5 March 1981

 

265

 

Edward Corless* another brother 

 

His name along with his brother's names are on the Clayton le Woods Church of England School Roll of Honour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

266

 

William H (Henry) Evans

Age:

Reg no: 31536

Rank: Sgt

RFA

 

Think his name is missing off the Roll of Honour, as I believe he had joined up as of 30 December 1903 

 

Date of Dis-embarkation is 6 November 1914 

 

 

William H Evans served with the 45 Brigade, RFA.

Firstly as a Bombadier then was promoted

 

Discharged on 18 October 1917, due to a disability.

I think it says Leurasthenia but maybe it was miss-spelled and meant Neurasthenia also known as Shellshock

 

Living at Radburn Brow, Clayton Green 

Wife was Fanny

 

I think he died on 26 January 1921

 

 

267

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 inquiry assembled on 23 November 1916

 

268

 

Nicholas Rigby

Born 1891

Age:

Reg no: 24738

Rank: Fitter

RFA

 

Discharged on 3 May 1918 due to a complete fracture of

Phalanges on his right hand 

 

Lived at Clayton Brook, Clayton le Woods

 

269

William Snape - a 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

 

No foreign service

 

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

Had an issue with his heart muscles, shortness of breathe

 

Complained of palpitations of the heart and dizziness after his first drill and had to often fall out.

 

The medical report states he has a Systolic Murmur at the base of the heart, perhaps muscular in origin.

And a Haemic Systolic Murmur over the Pulmonary Artery.

 

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

 

A warehouseman by trade

 

270

 

Harry Tuson

Age: 28 and 9 months

Reg no: 85187

Rank: Gunner

24 Siege Battery, RGA

 

 

 

 

 

As of his enlistment on 9 December 1915 at Whittle le Woods, he is living at Brownley Terrace, Clayton le Woods

And he joined on 23 May 1916

 

On 25 July 1917, he is picked up by 46 CCS and then admitted to Hospital, which I think says No1 SA General Hospital 

Sent to England via St-Denis, I think St-Denis is a Hospital ship

His record then says Albuminuria, which ties in with his latter Kidney issues

 

He was admitted to the hospital for 69 days from 3 October 1917 to 11 December 1917 suffering from Nephritis, which includes the inflammation of the kidneys.

 

Demobilized on 12 October 1919

 

He was a Warehouseman

 

He married Lilly Desoer

 

Parents are James Tuson and Isabella Dewhurst

 

271

 

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 Leo Westhead a Shop assistant at the Co-op 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 

 

Brother of Wilfred and Thomas who also served and Mary, Edith, Clara and Hellen

 

He died 1948

 

272

 

 John (Sagar) Reynard

 

 

He and possible brother (J)ames (C)arr Reynard are on the Methodist Church Roll of Honour

 

Their father Benjamin is named as living at a Mechanic, Living on Preston Road in the  General  & Commercial Directory of Preston 1917

 

Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth

 

 

 

273

 

Arnold Hart

 

An Arnold Hart is living at Towns Brow Clayton Le Woods Nr Chorley as of the 1911 census, aged 11.

 

 Official name Thomas Arnold Hart

 

 

 

 

Possible war service -

 

31426 Transport Sergeant with the Border Regiment,

also 58687 21st Manchester Regiment

 

 

 

Ernest Hart

 

Likely brother of above

 

Born 1900, no sign of him yet in the census

 

 

 

274, 275

 

Henry Warbrick

Born in 1896

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 201759

1/5 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

 Another no is 4520, same Regiment

 

 

 

Enlisted and served from 10 November 1915

Discharged as of 4 April 1919 due to injury

He got gangrene whilst in the trenches

 

Married Mary Prescott

Children are Betty, Monica, and Bill

 

Died aged 76 on 24 August 1972

 

Oldest Brother of Thomas Warbrick (Born1889) 

Uncle of Thomas Warbrick (Born 1917, Killed in Action in 1944) 

 

 

276

Paul Gent

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 76418

Devonshire Regiment

 

Formerly 29036 with 20th Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Lived at Whittle le Woods according to the article in the Lancashire Evening Post dated Friday 8th September 1916 which says he was wounded with the Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Further research has found he later served with the Devonshire Regiment Reg no 76418

 

And was demobilized on 5 October 1919

 

277

 

J T Little, also known as James Thomas Little

 

An advert in the Preston Herald, Saturday 18 August 1917

stated he was shortly leaving to join the colours - no mention of who he would be joining

 

Lived at Shaw Brow, Whittle Le Woods as of 1911

 

Married Sarah A Schofield in 1904

Children are Frederick, Thomas, and Herbert

 

 

He was a well-known Whittle le Woods overseer.

However, he was possibly also involved in allegations of press-ganging local men into joining up

 

278

Walter Snape - to check

Age: 39 and 1 month

Reg no: 190039

Rank: Gunner

1 Depot, Royal Field Artillery

 

He enlisted on 9 December 1915 at Chorley

Discharged as of 22 September 1917 at Preston

 

 His military character described as good and steady and sober

 

 

An Insurance Agent by trade

 

 

Married Alice Smith and had children -

Veronica Snape was born 21 January 1915

William Standing Snape was born 10 September 1916

 

Living at Rose Cottage, Whittle le Woods as of enlistment.

His name is not on the 1914 -1915 Roll of Honour

 

 

279

T Bouskill - think this is either correct or a spelling mistake!

 

His name is on the Methodist Church Roll of Honour 

 

 

A Bouskill family lived at 15 Smiths Terrace in 1911, no sign of a T Bouskill though

 

 

 

 

280

Alfred Laytham - as of 18 May 2020

Reg no: 164873

Rank: Spr

Royal Engineers

 

His name  is posted in the wounded list for Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) - Tuesday 09 October 1917

3rd October Daily List 

 

Whittle le Woods

 

 

 

281

Herbert Stirzaker - as of 18 May 2020

Born in Whittle le Woods

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 53658

1/5 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

 

 

 

 

I found him by fluke as I was searching the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) dated 22 October 1918

And found his surname and initial and number under the Lancashire Fusiliers wounded section after a long time sifting through

 

He was the son of Samuel Stirzaker and Jane Becconsall

 

A labourer in the Calico Printers as of 1911

 

Died in 1970, Rochdale

 

282

 

Norman Longton- as of 18 May 2020

Reg no: 34626

Rank: Pte

Cheshire Regiment

 

Awarded the M.M before 12 June 1918

 

Found his name in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) - Tuesday 18 June 1918

 

 

MM mention is In the UK, British Army Recipients of the Military Medal, 1914-1920 but no picture or any clues 

 

Need to try and trace it

 

On the service medal and award roll, it's said he served with -

6th Cheshire Reg

10th Cheshire Reg

7th Cheshire Reg

 

remarks- Infantry Base Depot

 

Possibly married Alice Bisby in 1920, Brindle

 

Think his father is Lawrence Longton

 

 

283

R F Heap

Rank: Gnr

Reg no: 334648

RGA

 

Found his information at last whilst looking through the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry )- Tuesday 18 December 1917

Also mentioned on 8 December 1917

 

He is listed with the RGA as wounded.

 

Another Brother of Christopher and Walter, KIA

 

 

Living in Clayton le Woods

 

284

Frederick Hilton - new as of 19 MAY 2020

Rank: Cpl or Pte

Reg no: 11976

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Whittle le Woods

 

Service reckons from 5 July 1915

 

 

Posted at missing in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) - Tuesday 28 May 1918

 

Name is in the list of men from the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment  who were released prisoners of war from Germany  in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) - Tuesday 24 December 1918

 

Class Z was demobilized on 19 February 1919

 

285

William Roscoe - New as of 19 May 2020

Born in 1894

Reg no:201934

Rank: L/Cpl

2/4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted as of 2 December 1915

Discharged as of 18 August 1918

 

Formerly Reg no 4744, 2/4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment


Entitled to the Silver War Badge

 

 

Whittle Springs

 

Listed as Wounded

 

As of 19 May 2020 I found this new soldier with his name listed under the wounded section of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment in the Daily list of 26 November in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) - Tuesday 04 December 1917

 

286

Walter Houghton-  New as of 19 May 2020

Born in 1898

Rank: Pte

Reg no: G/52016

2 Battalion, Middlesex Regiment

 

Whittle le Woods

Clayton le Woods

 

 

Discharged on 18 March 1918

 

I believe he died in 1948

 

 

Found his name in the Wounded section of the Middlesex Regiment

whilst looking through the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) - Tuesday 21 August 1917

The daily list of 13 August

 

 

 

 

287

 

Robert Heap

 

Whittle le Woods and Wheelton

 

He was wounded and taken prisoner on 31 July 1917 at Ypres and spent time as POW in Germany for 17 months

 

To Research

 

 

See Brothers profiles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

288

John Thomas Smith

Reg no: 37295

Rank: Pte

10 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

2/4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

In the wounded section of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

in the Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) - Tuesday 15 October 1918

 

 

Whittle le Woods

 

 

Discharged 17 January 1919

 

289

W Cuerden - likely to be Wilfred Cuerden, as of 20 May 2020

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 60562

Manchester Regiment

 

Whittle le Woods

 

Brother of Austin Cuerden

 

I found his name in the Machester Regiment wounded list of the War Office Daily list of 10th July 1918 within  Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) - Tuesday 16 July 1918

 

 

I have then found his name in the medal roll which shows he joined the Labour Corp as Pte 621350

 

290

James Coupe

Age: 27, 3 months

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 14192

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

 

Previous to enlisting he was employed at Low Mill Printworks

 

He enlisted on 4 September 1914 and joined at Preston the day after.

 

Posted to 8 Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

 

Wounded on or about 8 May 1916

 

He was Absent Without Leave (AWOL) so many times and received various punishments

Also, drunk and causing disturbances in camp

He was also arrested and awaited for a trial, then found guilty of Deserting HMS and guilty of AWOL

 

He suffered from a GSW to the head and concussion, date unknown

 

Discharged on 2 August 1918

Not sure why they put Good down for character reference!

 

Lived at Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods 

He was married to Isabelle Bamber on 5 October 1907

Had a daughter Florrie born 11 January 1909

 

291

T Taylor

 

Name is on the Methodist Roll of Honour

 

Possibly lived at Butchers Row, Bridge Street in 1911?

 

 

 

 

 

292

John Grime

 

Brother of Thomas and Richard both Killed in Action

Brother of Fred.

 

 

 

 

 

 

293

Joseph Grime 

 

 

Brother of Thomas and Richard both Killed in Action

Brother of above and Fred.

 

 

 

 

 

294

Frank Ward - New as of 13\10\2020

Age: 19

Reg no: 80032 

Rank: Gnr

141? Siege Battery, RGA

 

Height 5 ft 7

 

A weaver by trade

 

 

 

Enlisted on 1 March 1916 at Chorley

 

GSW on the right arm and is a patient at Cambridge Hospital as of 13 June 1918 and brought before a medical board

 

Discharged about 17 June 1918 from service being no longer physically fit for "War Service"

 

Brother of John and Richard who had both been Killed in Action

 

Son of Thomas and Alice Ward of 2 County Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

 

 

 

295

John Cottam Bleasdale

Age about 23?

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 4514

16 Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

 

Also 2/7 Kings Liverpool Regiment

And 7 RW Fusiliers

 

He enlisted on 9 December 1915 at Preston and was posted on the 12 April 1916 to 16 Kings Liverpool Regiment

On 29 April 1916, he was transferred to the 2\7 Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

And then Discharged on the 21 July 1916 with Sickness

 

He lived at Coupes fold, Clayton le Woods with his wife Elizabeth nee Brownrigg

 

They had married on 19 July 1913 at St Saviours, Bamber Bridge

 

Chillren - Hilda Bleasdale born 18 November 1915

 

In 1939 the family are living in Walton le Dale

 

 

296

George John Rose - new as of 21\11\2020 more research to be added

Age: 34

Rank: Driver

Reg no: M2/134204

RASC (MT)

 

 

As of his enlistment on 28 October 1915 in Preston, he is living at 1 Sheephill Lane, Clayton Green

 

 

His wife Susanna Rose nee Roberts is listed as next of kin

 

They were married on 10 June 1914 at  St Silas Church, Liverpool 

 

And they had children-

Lillian Mary was born 12 June 1913

Nina Maud was born 17 July 1916

Both were born at 1 Sheephill Lane

 

 

Discharged on 9 April 1919 possibly due to Bronchitis 

 

 

 

297

John Eccles- new as of 22\11\2020

Born in 1876 Clayton le Woods

Age: 39 and 5 months

Reg no: 39729

Rank: Pte

67 Labour coy, Labour Corp

 

 

 

 

 

Almost missed this man as there is also a John Eccles on the war memorial

so thought it was him! 

In fact its another person and a new name to the list

 

John Eccles was born in 1876, Clayton le Woods.

He married Sarah Thompson at St Bede's, Clayton Green on 18 October 1909

They are living at Brownley Street and John Eccles is a Weaver

 

He enlisted on 9 December 1915 at Chorley and was posted to the 5 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment roughly on 

2 August 1916, joined them in Preston.

 

Then transferred to either 1 or 7 Garrison, Royal Welsh Fusiliers on roughly 23 January 1917 as no 66004

 

He is transferred to the 2 Labour Coy, Kings Liverpool Regiment  as of 5 February 1917

 

Then transferred to 67 Labour Coy on 14 May 1917 

 

His casualty form is damaged but is shows as of June 1917 he is still active but no further information can be read 

 

I think he is Discharged or Demobilized as of 26 February 1919 

 

 

298

James Whittle aka Jamea A Whittle as of 22\11\2020

Born about 1880 

Age: 35 when he joined up

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 572695

Labour Coy

 

 

 

 

His date of Disembarkation says 14 May 1915

 

Previously served as 13649 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

 

He was married to Mary Ann Predergast in about 1907 and they lived at Higher Cophurst, Whittle le Woods

 

Son of Thomas and Alice Whittle

 

He was Discharged about 12 February 1919

 

Died on 29 September 1919 and his gravestone is in St John the Evangelist, Whittle le Woods 

 

299

Thomas Wignall

Born 1891 Walton le Dale

Age 20 in 1911

 

Living at 3 Grosvenor Place, Clayton Green

 

 

He is single and is a Farm Labour

 

Parents are Stephen and Ann Wignall

 

 

His name is on the Clayton le Wood, Church of England School Roll of Honour

 

The only person that I can see that fits  

 

300

Henry Blackburn

 

 

Living at Lancaster Lane, Clayton le Woods in the Electoral Register

for 1914 -1916. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

His name is on the Clayton le Woods Church of England School Roll of Honour

 

301

David Tustin

Born in 1879, Gloucestershire

Age: 37, 11 months

Rank: Driver

Reg no:188634

14 Brigade

RFA

 

 

Living in Whittle le Woods in 1911 at the Lodge, Crook Hall, Whittle le Woods

 

He is married to Mary Elizabeth ? and they had children, Fred and Mary Elizabeth as of the census

 

He enlisted about the 5 June 1916  at Chorley

Joined up at Preston on 13 October 1916

 

 

He was demobilized about 27 June 1919

 

302

Richard Henry Catterall - New find as of 23\1\2021

Born in 1881 at Wigan

Age: 30 in 1911

Rank:

Service No: 11596, 38071

RAF

 

In 1911, Richard Henry Catterall is single and aged 30

 

 

He is living at Mount Pleasant, Whittle le Woods with his Aunty Ann Banister

and likely sister Mary Elizabeth Catterall

 

He was a Weaver

 

Whilst having a quick look through the names on Ancestry.co.uk I came across his Pension Ledger, nothing else service wise seems to be available

 

303

Frederick Byrne - New find as of 23\1\2021

Service No: 83681

2nd AM 

RAF

 

Lived at Town Lane Whittle le Woods 

 

Need to research more

 

 

 

304

Samuel Carter New find as of 23\1\2021

Born in 1892

Rank: Pte

Reg No: 37297

10 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Living at Swansea Fold, Whittle le Woods

 

 

 

As of 8\3\2021, I have found his name in the Wounded section of WEEKLY CASUALTY LIST, NOVEMBER 12th, 1918.

The daily list of Nov 9th, 1918 

 

He was discharged on 15 February 1919

 

 

305

Nathan Brindle - New find as of 23\1\2021

Born in 1889

Age: 28

Rank: Pte

Reg No: 339653

MT

Army Service Corp

 

He enlisted at Chorley on 24 June 1916

 

Living at Carwood Lane, Whittle le Woods is on his record.

 

He is married to Penelope Bolton

 

I believe they had a son called Ernest.

 

 

Discharged on 12 September 1917, as being no longer physically fit for war service

Diagnosed as Melonchonic

 

 

306

Clarence Bouskill - New as of 23\1\2021

Born in 1900

Age: 18

Rank: Pte

Reg No: 637221

T R Batallion, Labour Corp 

 

 

Living at Brownley Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

Clarence enlisted on 26 August 1918, however, he was Discharged on 10 October 1918 due to disabilities from his childhood, including the curvature of his spine, and large varicoceles and defective vision.

 

His occupation was a Weaver

 

He served 31 days

 

He was a Wesleyan Methodist.

There is a Bouskill on the Methodist Church Roll of Honour but it Says " T" as the first initial so there may either be a mistake on the roll or is related somehow to Clarence!

 

His parents were William Bouskill and Jane Ann Borsay

 

Died on 24 December 1984 and lived at 372 Preston Road, Clayton le woods at the time of death

 

307

Frederick George Bradley - New as of 24\1\2021

Born about 1884 in Lavenham, Suffolk

Age: 27

Rank: Spr

Reg No: 506699, 202966

Royal Engineers

 

Also served with Royal Engineers (T) as 2326

 

 

He lived at Church Cottage, Whittle le Woods in 1911 and he was a House Painter.

 

On his Pension Ledger, it shows in 1919 he was living at 12 County Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

Married Jane E Wignall

 

He is is the Brother of Sydney (Arthur) Bradley who also served

 

 

308

Hugo Swift - New as of 24\1\2021

Born 1880

Age 35 in 1915

Rank: Pte

Reg No: 22959, also 22119

1 East Lancashire Regiment

 

Hugo Swift originally lived at Yarrow Farm, Charnock Richard as of his enlistment on 2 August 1915

 

But some time before 2 November 1917 and as of 1918 he was living at Kem Mill Fold Farm, Whittle le Woods

 

During his service, he was punished for being AWOL a few times

 

He was discharged from Fulwood Military Hospital after appearing before a medical board on the 13 April 1918 and being declared no longer physically fit for war service

 

Discharged from the Army on 4 May 1918  to his address in Whittle le Woods

 

309

Peter Snape

Born in 1882 at Wheelton

Rank: Pte

Reg No: 27527

1 Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

 

Also 14 and 16 Welch Regiment as 291587

 

 

Living at Lukes Row, Whittle le Woods on his WW1 Pension Record

 

Still living there in 1939 and he is married to Cecily and I think two sons, William and Robert

 

310

Dennis Robinson

Born in 1899 in Whittle le Woods 

Rank:

Service Number: L.z.3105

Drake Battalion, 63rd Davison 

 

He is the son of William and Phoebe Robinson as of 1901

 

 

 

But by 1911, Pheobe is widowed and Dennis, well he is a student at a possible private type school in Bolton, 

Living in I am guessing!

 

His mother Phoebe is living at West View, Whittle le Woods as of the 1914 -1916 Electoral Roll

 

On the WW1 Pension Ledger for Dennis Robinson, it says 2 West View.

 

311

Absalom (Ellison) Prescott - New as of 25\1\2021

Born in 1898 in Clayton le Woods

Age: 18 by 1916

Rank: Rflm

Reg No:45313

7 Royal Irish Regiment

 

Also Pte  6834, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

In 1901 he is living at Preston Road, with his parents Daniel and Margaret, and 7 other siblings.

 

He is living at Brownley Terrace as of 1911 and he is a Cotton Weaver

 

His mother Margaret E Prescott a Widow is looking after 9 children from a total of 11

9 born alive, 1 elsewhere, and 2 died. 

 

His medal card shows he enlisted 24 May 1916 with the Royal Irish Regiment

And Discharged due to being Wounded on 29 November 1918

 

He also has another Reg No 6834 with the 4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment suggesting an earlier enlistment

 

In 1939 he is living at 4 Brownley Terrace and there is Florence, Absalom mentioned as incapacitated perhaps from the war? Margaret and Veronica.

 

Died 24 February 1943 still living at 4 Brownley Street.

He died at the Coronation Hospital, Brinscall

Probate to Veronica Prescott, Spinster

 Effects £1139 16s 11d

 

 

312

Joshua Monk

Born in 1889 in Whittle le Woods

Age:

Rank: Pte

Reg No: 670929

540 Coy, Labour Corp

 

 

 

 

Formerly 57848 Northumberland Fusiliers as he is in their wounded list in WAR OFFICE WEEKLY CASUALTY LIST, JANUARY 15th, 1918. Daily List of January 1Oth 

 

Discharged on 21 May 1919

 

 

Another son of Wiliam and Elizabeth Monk of Spring Gardens, Whittle le Woods.

 

He was a Plasterer in 1911

 

Brother of Joseph (Joe) who was Killed in Action and his name is on the Memorial

 

I think he lived in Town Lane, Whittle le Woods in 1939

 

313

James Livesey - New as of 25\1\2021

Born in 1899

Age:

Rank:

Reg No: 644756

L C

 

 

 

 

Lived at Chorley Old Road on his Pension Ledger, so likely to be 10 Rock Villa Road 

 

Brother of Christopher and Robert who both served

 

314

William Livesey - New as of 26\1\2021

Age:

Rank: Gunner

Reg No: 211739

RGA

 

Previously RFA 116683

 

A Cotton Weaver

 

Pension Ledger says he lived at Chorley Old Road.

So I think he is the brother of the above James Livesey, Christopher, and Robert

In that case in looking at the 1911 census, he is at home with the rest of his family at

10 Rock Villa Road 

 

 

 

 

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William Hooley- New as of 26\1\2021

Born in 1891

Age:

Rank: Pte

Reg No: 203777, 7556

10 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

or  4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

I think he enlisted on 16 January 1917

 

William Hooley was discharged on 12 July 1918

 

He had served oversea 

 

His brothers John and Joseph also joined up

 

Living at 6 Tootel Terrace, Whittle le Woods

 

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Ernest Holding - New as of 26\1\2021

Born in 1896

Age: 19

Rank: Pioneer

Reg No: 146226

Labour Corp

 

Other number's 506529 Rail Troops, Royal Engineers

 

 

 

He Enlisted on the 9 December 1915 at Chorley

Under the watchful eye of Lawrence Cotton

 

Joined the 3 Battalion S W B on 21 January 1916 then transferred  to 23 Kings Liverpool Regiment on 1 June 1916 until posted to 3 Labour Battalion on 28 April 1917

Transferred to Royal Engineers as of 16 April 1918 post to a troop I think it says the next day.

 

On 2 November 1918, he is admitted to Hospital via 332 RCC no mention of what injury

 

 

Demobilized on 16 May 1919 and his address is "Ashwood", Town Lane, Whittle le Woods

 

Hugh Holding is his father

 

 

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John (Thomas) Houghton - New as of 26\1\2021

Born in 1880

Age:

Rank: Pte

Reg No: 28390

7 Border Regiment

 

Also 1 Border Regiment

 

John Thomas Houghton Enlisted as of 12 December 1915

 

As of 9\3\2021, I have found his misspelled name in the wounded section of the   WAR OFFICE WEEKLY CASUALTY LIST, JANUARY 8th, 1918. Daily List of January 4th, 1918

 

 

He was discharged on 4 March 1918, Likely due to being wounded

 

He did serve oversea

 

 

Pension Ledger says he is living at 5 Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods

 

Brothers Walter, James, and Frederick (Killed in Action) also served

 

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James Astley - New as of 26\1\2021

Age: 

Rank

Reg No: 34610

Border Regiment

 

Other No 41077

 

 

 

Living at 5 Mount Pleasant according to his Pension Ledger

 

Possibly the Son of Jame and Elizabeth

 

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Joseph Hilton - New as of 26\1\2021

Born in 1898

Age: 18 and 2 months

Rank:

Reg No: 84761

RAMC

 

He enlisted at Chorley on 10 May 1916

 

Discharged on 17 September 1919

 

He was suffering from Synovitis of the right knee, originating in November 1918 from a Sprain

 

 

Son of John Hilton and Mary Ellen?

 

Brother of George Hilton, Killed in Action

 

Lived at 4 Spring Garden, Whittle le Woods

 

He was a Mixer at Wood Milne Ltd, Leyland prior to enlisting

 

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John Dewhurst - New as of 27\1\2021

Born in 1885

Age: 30

Rank: Clerk

Reg No: 290789

Army Service Corp

 

 

 

 

He enlisted on 9 December 1915 in Chorley

Moved to Army Reserves on the 10 December 1915

Mobilized on 5th (?) February 1917

 

Discharged for no longer being fit for war service on 16 April 1919 

 

 

He was living at 12 Swansea Fold and was a Cashier in Cotton Mill

 

Married to Edith Murray on 6 February 1911 at St James Church, Blackburn

 

Children are John and Fred

 

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Harry Crankshaw

Born in 1898

Age:

Rank: Pte

Reg No: 50817

11 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Also 30791 1/5 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

In 1901 and 1911 he is living on Leyland Lane, Whittle le Woods

 

He lived at 2 Kem Villa, Whittle le Woods according to the Pension Ledger

 

His Parents are John Charles Crankshaw and Jane Tuson

 

322

Thomas Clitheroe

Born in 1896

Age

Rank: Pte

Reg No:23218

Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

 

In 1911, Thomas Clitheroe is living at 9 Victoria Terrace Clayton Le Woods

He is the son of Robert Clitheroe and Elizabeth Edmonson

 

Thomas Clitheroe Enlisted on 14 November 1914 and I believe he was Mobilized on 20 August 1915

 

 

He was discharged on 26 January 1917 due to being wounded whilst serving in France

 

Tom was severely wounded by a German sniper whilst at a rest camp and was treated back in England at a military hospital, from where he was honorably discharged as unable to fulfill army physical requirements.

 

Living at Clayton le Woods according to his Pension Ledger

 

 

Brother of Percy Clitheroe who won the MM and was Killed in Action 

 

I am related to Thomas Clitheroe and Percy Clitheroe via their sister Gertrude

 

323

Fred Pearson - Confirmed as of 5\2\2021 

Born in 1892, Whittle le Woods

Age:

Rank:

Reg no:

RFA:

 

 

Son of John Thomas Pearson and Mary Brindle, 

 

Fred's maternal Grandmother Eliza Peel and her family is how I am related to him 

 

Fred had a sister Lilly born 1889, she married Fred Hargreaves

They had a son Harold P Hargreaves

And a Brother Harold Hargreaves born 1895, who died young. 

 

Fred Pearson married Dora Ethel Stirzaker on 1 December 1920 at St John the Evangelist Church, Whittle le Woods

 

 

He died in 1929

 

 

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James Pearson - confirmed as of 5\2\2021

Born on 27 May 1880 at Paradise Row

Age:

Rank:

Reg no:

 

Thanks to the relations of John Pearson, they believe he did not serve in France

 

Brother of Lawrence Pearson, Killed in Action

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Jack Smith - New as of 28\2\2021

Age:

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 65266

9 & 14 Welsh Regiment

 

TR4/31249 Training Reserve 

 

 

 

Found Jack Smith in the Welsh Regiment wounded section of the WEEKLY CASUALTY LIST, JULY 16th, 1918.
The daily list of July lOth 

 

Whittle le Woods

 

Found his name by mistake as I was looking at someone else's name and decided to scroll about on the page and am upon this man!

 

326

James Tuson

Age:

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 63472

Machine Gun Corp

 

Found his name in the Weekly Casualty List  for Tuesday 16 July 1918

 

 

Demobilized as of 16 June 1919

 

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