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 I have found  evidence of some soldiers who served

before 1914

There fore i have started a new page called Pre 1914

to record theier 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  300 names.

 

A few pictures are also included.

 

Discovering those who were demobilized, injured and discovered too young to serve. 

 

In the Gallery there are  pictures of their CWGC gravestones, family graves and more. 

 

Thank you

John Melling

2019

 

 

 

 

 

 

Returned From Duty

To help your search use the Ctrl key and press F

 

Considering we had so many losses from both Clayton and Whittle.

I thought it would be worth trying to discover and record all those who served and Returned from Duty both from WW1 and WW2 or any other War since. Here are at least 222 names from WW1 collected so far as of 7 December 2018. And a few from WW2.

 

So adding up the names I have managed to find off the memorial and the returned from duty list just from WW1 alone gives a rough number of 326 so far

I believe this number should be a lot higher !

 

 

All men and women are born / living in or associated with Clayton le Woods and Whittle le Woods at the time of enlistment. All names are listed roughly alphabetical by surname. 

 

 

Some of the men served until the end of the war and they were demobilized, others however were medically unfit and injured, one or two were even too young and removed from service.

 

 

 

George Ainscough

Age: 28

Reg no: 37650

Rank:

Border Regiment

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915 at Chorley (Whittle le Woods)

 

Cotton Weaver by Trade

Lived at Chorley Old Road

 

77th Labour Corp as of being demobilized on 28 March 1919.

 

 

Tom (Wilson) Ainscough

Born 13 January 1896

Reg no: 15839

Rank: Pte

11 East Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 22 September 1914

 

 

Transferred to 17 Btn Hampshire Regiment as of 29 May 1917 as Reg no 38592

Then to 6 Btn Wiltshire Regiment  as Reg no 47868

 

Discharged or Demobilized on 26 February 1919

 

 

Died in 1982

 

Possible he is Brother of above

 

 

Son of Richard and Ann Ainscough

Lived at Chorley Old Road

 

Henry Allison*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Allison*

Royal Navy

Victory I

 

 

Enlisted 6 February 1918

Discharged \ Demobilized on 16 April 1919

 

 

*Both sons of Francis and Mary Jane Allison, out of a family of 2 adults and 10 living Children.

 

They lived at Hawksclough Farm, Clayton le Woods

 

I think he died on 27 September 1983

He lived at 717 Preston Road

 

 

Henry Allsup

21 Manchester Regiment

 

Lived at Tootell Terrace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Allsup*

Reg no: 15525

Rank: Cpl

MGC

11 East Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 19 September 1914

Wounded whilst in Z Company on 1 July 1916, admitted to No 2 GH at Le Havre with GSW to shoulder on 4 July 1916 and lucky for him, sent home.

Transferred to 8 Btn East Lancashire Regiment, Reg no 35433

Retrained and joined the MGC

 

Married Jessie Gollegdge on 8 May 1920

Emigrated to USA in c1921

Died in 1962

 

 

Percy Allsup*

Born 28 July 1897

Reg no: 15524

Rank: Sgt

11 East Lancashire Regiment

Accrington Pals

 

 

 

Enlisted on 19 September 1914, both he and brother James signed up at the same time.

Wounded on 1 July 1916. And again in 1917  on patrol from MG fire 

 

Became a Police Officer

Emigrated to USA in  c1921

 

Married Annie Weaver in 1922

 

Died 1966

 

Arthur Allsup*

Born on 2 March 1899

Reg no:  27542

14 Royal Scots (Lothian) Regiment

 

Enlisted 20 November 1915 at Chorley

Joined at Glencorse on 23 November 1915

 

 

Discharged as of 25 December 1915, having made a mis statement as to age on enlistment 

When his true age was discovered !

 

 

Charles Allsup*

 

All brothers and sons of James and Susanna Allsup. Living at Clayton Green in 1911

They all emigrated after WW1 about 1921 to the USA.

 

 

 

 

John Ed Allsup

 

 

No record yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edward Almond

Age: 40

Reg no: 47954

Rank:

Cheshire Regiment

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915 at Chorley

 

Married Sarah Alice Marsden at St Andrews, Leyland in 1905.

Children are Elizabeth Ellen, Robert and Thomas. 

 

 

Calico Printers Labourer

 

Delph Cottage, Whittle le Woods

 

Discharged as surplus to Military Requirements on 21 January 1919

 

Horace Ambrose

 

Can't confirm yet who he served with in WW1.

 

 

 

 

 

 

He lived at 25 Victoria Terrace, Clayton le woods as of 1911.

 

Married Elsie Alice Yates in 1914 at Brindle.

 

In 1939 they lived at Holt Lane Farm, Brindle.

 

Horace was a Poultry Farmer.

 

He was also an Air Raid Warden During WW2.

 

 

Edwin Ainsworth

 

Can't confirm yet who he served with in WW1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Son of John and Margaret Ainsworth, Brother is Herbert, 

 

Living at 2 County Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

A Cotton Mill Clerk in 1911

 

Think he was living in Blackpool in 1939

 

Matthias Astley

Age:

Reg no:  33032

Rank: Pte

8 Welsh Regiment

 

Also posted to 19th Welsh Regiment

 

 

Enlisted possibly on 4 August 1915

Possibly Demobolized on 27 February 1919

 

Print Works Labourer in 1911 

Living at Waterhouse Green, 

Interesting to see William West KIA is boardering there

 

 

Thomas Baker

 

No trace yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Henry (Frederick) Bamber

Age: 33

Reg.no: 343589

Rank: 

Royal Engineers, Transportation Branch

 

Ended up as a Pioneer in the Inland Water Transport, Royal Engineers

 

Enlisted 25 February 1916 at Chorley

Lived at 14 Bridge Street

 

Cotton Weaver as Trade

 

Married Lilian Malley

Children , Annie born 23 December 1916

 

Demobilized on 6 November 1919

 

 

William Bamber

Reg no: 24631

Rank: Pte

10 Coy,  Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Discharged on 29 October 1917 because of GSW on Right Arm caused on 11 April 1917

 

Lived at 22 Swansea Lane

 

 

Percy Bamber

Service no: F43987

RAF

 

Served on\at HMS President II from 18 December 1917 until 31 March 1918.

 

Grocer by trade

 

 

Thomas Barton

Born 1885 in Brindle

Age 30

Rank:

Reg no: T/1733, also 96714

ASC

11 Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

 

First enlisted into West Lancashire Reserves on 7 November 1904?

Discharged to join regular ASC

 

At time of Demobilization he was with Royal Welsh Fusiliers

 

Married Mary Jane Hopwood at St Mary's, Brownedge on 2 June 1906

But Widowed by time of enlistment!

Children are, John, Agnes, Robert,Thomas, Mary Jane, Catherine?

Living at Bridge Street, Whitle le Woods

And Union Street during time of Enlistment

 

At the time of Demobilization he stated his address was 1 Radburn Brow, Clayton Green on 30 April 1919

His son John was at the St Vincents Orphanage in Preston

 

 

Served at Home and Selonika

 

 

Thomas Beaver - POSSIBLE, NO RECORD FOUND YET ?

 

Son of a Clogger, 

Chorley Old Road, Whittle le Woods in 1911

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George Bishop

 

No records found yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arthur Blogg

Born c1880

Died 1921

Disabled whilst serving in WW1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adam Blogg 

Born 1896

Died 1987

Reg no: 23219, (RE)360904

Rank: Pte \ Pioneer

11th Kings Liverpool Regiment and 14th Signal Company, Royal Engineers

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 14th November 1914

 

 

He was  in the Kings Liverpool Regiment and saw action in the Somme, Ypres and other key battles, But as with many soldiers said very little about his experiences

 

Adam was also a Signaler in the 14th Signal Company, Royal Engineers as of 26th April 1918.

Passed his Signal test, 1st Class Signaller

Transfered to class "Z" army reserve on demobilization on 11th July(?) 1919

 

5 Tootell Terrace as of 1919

 

Brother of above

 

Father is Barness Blogg

 

 

James Baxendale

Born c1898

Reg no: 4044

Rank: Sgt

Royal Irish

 

Lukes Row, Whittle le Woods in 1911

 

 

Brother of Philip Baxendale KIA

 

Demobilized as of 18 March 1919

 

Lawrence Baxendale

Reg no: 229161

Rank: Pte

657 HS Employment Company,attached "2nd Reserve Cavalry Regiment

Labour Corp

 

Enlisted on  9 December 1915

 

Serving in Newbridge, Co Kildare Ireland

 

Discharged on  Extensive Stumons Diseased Cavical glands on 19 March 1918

 

 He lived at 11 Dickinson Terrace, Whittle le Woods as of enlistment

 

Employed as a Coal Bagger

 

 

William Baxendale

 

No Trace of him yet?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Bell

 

No Trace of him yet?

 

 

John Bishop

Reg no:77887

E Coy RASC

Enlisted 2 November 1915 at Aldershot

Chorley Old Road
 

Married Alice Riley

 

 

Discharged from the Military Hospital, Kirkham on 14 November 1918 as no longer fit for war service with

Infection of stomach.

 

 

Arnold Blackwell

Born c1891

Reg no: 241240

8 Provost Coy, Royal Engineers

 

In 1939 he was living with his wife Pheobe and daughter Margaret are living on Preston Road

 

 

Arnold was a Joiner Builder, and Pheobe,  Unpaid Domestic Duties, and Margaret was at school

 

 

Victor (Boothman) Blackwell

Born c1894 in Clayton le Woods

Reg no:14504

4 Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Brother of above and Reginald Blackwell KIA

 

 

 

 

John Blackledge

Age: 18

Rank:

Reg no: 55683

B Coy, 22 Labour Battalion.Cheshire Regiment

 

Transfered to 280829, 299 Labour Coy on 30 July 1917

 

Demobilized on 10 February 1919

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 22 May 1916

 

Living at Town Lane

 

 

John Bowling

Born 1894

Reg no: 204053, other rnumbers 042079

Rank: Driver, Cpl, Sgt

ASC

100 Field Ambulance 

 

 

Enlisted on 4 January 1915 at Chorley

Joined at Aldershot

 

Living at White Hill Farm

A Driver, Teams man

 

Demobilized on 1 June 1919

 

Father is Ralph Bowling to help distinguish the John Bowlings !!

 

 

Walter Bowling

 

Possible Brother of below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Bowling

Reg no: 67193

Rank: Driver

RFA

 

Enlisted 19 December 1914

 

GSW to Back and Chest

 

In Rouen on 19 April 1919 when he is demobilized.

 

Trade was a Weaver 

Lived at Town Lane, Whittle le Woods

 

Father is James Bowling to help distinguish the Bowlings !!

 

 

William Borsay

Age: 33

Reg No: 19328

Rank: Pte

14 Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Enlisted at Southport or Liverpool on 7 September 1914

 

Debility following malaria

 

Discharged on 13 Februay 1919

 

Lived at Swansey Lane

 

Sydney (A) Bradley

Age:

Reg no: 204331

Rank: L/Sgt

4 South Lancashire

 

Church Cottage, Whittle le Woods in 1911

 

Demobilized on 2 May 1919

 

 

John Brindle

Age: 30

Rank:Pte

Reg no: 39905

3 Cheshire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 11 December 1915

 

 

Married Ann Young and had two known children- William, 1914 and Walter James in 1915

 

Lived at Mount Pleasant

 

Demobilized on 13 December 1916

 

 

Nicholas Brindle

Born in Brindle c1894

Rank: Pte

Reg no:

7 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 

 

 

Dis-embarked on  same day as Edmund Fiddler

 

Demobilized on 21 February 1919

 

Living in Clayton Green in 1911

 

 

Peter Brindle

Age: 

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 250868

Labour Corp

 

Lived at Chorley Old Road

 

 

Married Catherine R Young and had children John and Clara.

Weaver by Trade

 

Discharged on 11 November 1917 as Physically Unfit due to a Hernia that originated in 1897, when he was lifting a weaving skip.

 

William Rawlinson Brindle

Age: 23

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 64800

9 Battalion MGC

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915 at Chorley

 

He is living at 14 Rock Villa Rd

 

Demobilized as of 30 August 1919

 

Willie Brown

Born 1888

 

Son of Joseph and Martha Brown

 

Print Labourer in 1911

 

Married To Esther in c1911

 

Lived at Mount Pleasant as of 1911

 

 

William Burscough

 

Only person that comes a close match lived at St Helens Fold, Brindle in 1911 ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Herbert Cadden

Born 1887 Shifnal, Shropshire

Moved to Whittle le Woods 

Died 1949

Rank: Pte

Reg no: GS/116019

Royal Fusiliers

 

Previously served in

 

HQ Co 31 Div Train

RASC - Driver T4/160021

1 Co 31 Div Train

 

Married Amelia (Millie) Pass, Daughter of Henry Pass, Licensee of the Old Millstone Inn

 

 

Frank Cannon

Age: 18 ?........... Nice Try Frank

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 32791

2/4 Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

 

Enlisted on 17 April 1915 at Chorley

 

 

Discharged on 17 September 1915 as found to be underage being only 16 years 1 month!

 

 

Brother of below and of John Cannon KIA on war memorial

 

James Cannon

Age: 24

Reg no: 38306

Rank:

3 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted 2 July 1917

 

Shaw Brow, Whittle le Woods

 

 

Discharged being no longer physically fit for war service on 26 October 1917 due to VHD (Heart)According to the medical report.

 

Hermon Cannon

Born 1896

Reg no: 12532

Rank: Gdsm

Irish Guards

 

Brother of the above

 

 

 

William Cannon

Born 1891

Reg no: 15160

11th East Lancashire Regiment (Accrington Pals)

 

Lived at Waterhouse Green, Whittle le Woods

 

Married Frances Cuerden (sister of Austin Cuerden- below)

 

Died on 21 April 1966

 

Edwin Carter

Age: 30

Reg no: 14304

Rank: Pte

17 Service Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Enlisted 1 December 1914

Joined at Bury on 2 January 1915

 

He is living at Swansea Fold on Enlistment

Father is James Carter

 

Discharged as no longer physically fit on 17 April 1918

 

William Carter

 

I believe he may be the brother of the above

 

Enlisting between 1914 and 1915

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Chadwick

Reg no: 11245

Coldstream Guards

 

 

GSW to buttock on 4 November 1918

 

Richard is the brother of Thomas R Chadwick KIA on the memorial.

 

Son of Edmund and Martha Chadwick

 

James Christian

Reg no: 12433

Rank: Pte

8 Border Regiment

 

 

Enlisted 7 September 1914, Joined at Preston

 

 

Lived at the "Barracks", Whittle le Woods in 1911, a Printworks Labour

Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods as of enlistment

Had six children

 

Discharged on 28 May 1915 for being no longer physically fir for war service

 

Disordered action of the heart , started 4 years previous. (Add more)

 

 

Albert Edward Clitheroe

Reg no: 98321

Rank: Pte

Machine gun corp

 

Enlisted on 10 December 1915

 

Suffered from dysentry as of 17 January 1918

Believed to have been released as of 24 July 1918 still suffering.

 

Brother of Stanley, and Son of John Clitheroe both KIA on the war memorial

 

 

Albert Clitheroe*

Frank Clitheroe*

 

Both sons of Joseph and Isabella, living at Clayton Bottoms,

 

He lived next door to Daniel Slater and Frederick Leigh.

 

 

 

 

 

Thomas Clitheroe

Born 1893

Rank: Cpl

Reg: 15265

11 East Lancashire Regiment

 

Kings Liverpool Regiment as 48198

 

Dis embarked on 19 December 1915

 

Demobilized

 

Served in Balkan Campaign

 

Also at Serre on 1 July 1916 being injured in head and arm.

 

Parents are Robert and Alice nee Walsh. of Shaw Brow in 1911

 

 

I believe I am related to Thomas "Tom" Clitheroe, 

His Grandmothers maiden name is PEEL

 

 

Fred Cuncannon

Reg no: 165741

Rank:Gunner

472 Siege Battery, RGA

 

Service dated from 9 December 1915

 

Demobilized 23 October 1919

 

 

Lived at Shaw Brow

Trade is a Grocer

 

Just a quick glance through his record and I discovered that he was employed by ROBERT PEEL.

And as I am related to the PEEL's, I believe this to be the Robert Peel of 1 Rock Villa Road, Chorley Old Road.

 

 

Thomas Corless* - Need to double check

Arthur Corless*

Edwards Corless*

Alfred Corless*

 

All brothers, and i think moved to Canada after 1911. Serving in Canadian forces etc

 

 

 

Nuttall Cotton

Born c1894

Died 8 February 1921

 

I believe he is also known as James Nuttall Boothman Cotton

 

Son of Lawrence Cotton who died a few months later on 7 May 1921

 

 

Married Gladys Harling in 1918

and their daughter Francess Coatsworth Cotton was born in 1918

 

Brother of John Cotton Killed in Action on the memorial

 

 

 

James Coupe

Reg no: 275885

Rank: Pte

Kings Own Regiment

 

Transfered to 978 Coy, RASC

 

 

 

Wounded in Action as reported on Saturday 17th June 1916.

 

Demobilized 25 September 1919

 

Prior to enlisting he worked at Low Mill Printworks and enlisted in September 1914.

 

Married Margaret Ellen Slater on 2 September 1918 at St Chads

 

Lived at 1 Spring Bank, Wheelton

 

 

John Cowell

 

No record of him yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John/James Craven

Reg no: 14303 other number 3436930

1 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Enlisted 29 December 1914 at Chorley. Joined up at Bury

 

Lived at Mount Pleasant as of joining up, then moved to Burnley

 

 

 

Ronald Cross, possibly Sir Ronald Hibbert Cross, 1st Baronet.

Rank: Second Lieutenant, then Temp Lieutenant as of 3 December 1915

Duke of Lancaster Own Yeomanry

Then joined No 23 Squadron, RFC and flew with Eddie McKay

They flew the DH2 and then SPADs

 

 

 

His family live at Crooke Hall in 1911

 

His family are still there in 1917

 

The most famous person to be associated with Whittle le Woods to serve WW1 and then have a very high powered political career.

 

George Crook

 

No record of him yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Alfred Crook

 

No record of him yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Austin Cuerden

Reg no: 15850

Rank: Pte

11th East Lancashire Regiment (Accrington Pals)

 

As a stroke of luck I believe i have managed to find Austin Cuerdens name in the PALS book

(William Turner).

He is listed within the C Company list, as advertised in the Accrington Observer & Times on Tuesday, February 23, 1915.

 

 

 

James Scott Curwen

Age: 19

Reg no: 

Rank:

2/3 ASC (Horse Transport)

 

Enlisted 20 January 1915 at Chorley

 

Driver (Horse) by Trade

 

Living at Taylors Row, Whittle le Woods

 

Demobilized some time in 1919?

 

 

Charles Dillon

 

No record for him yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Percy Dollin

 

No record for him yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

George (E) Desoer - Possible, but hard to tell which George Desoer !?

Training Reserve

 

A Brewers Labourer

Lived at Waterhouse Green, Whittle le Woods in 1917

Married Eliza Seddon

 

 

 

William Fairhurst

Age: 22 and 5 months

Reg no: 5184

Manchester Regiment

 

I think it could be the 17th Battalion

 

He enlisted at Chorley on 9th September 1914

 

He lived at 6 Rock Villa Road, Whittle le Woods

Father was called John Fairhurst.

Discharged for medical reason - Spinal Disease

 

 

James Fairhurst

Age: 20

Reg no: 104829

 

Royal Field Artillery

 

 

Enlisted on 31 July 1915

Joined at Preston

 

Brother of the above

 

 

 

Edmund Fidler

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 13299

Possible 7 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted about 17 July 1915

 

Prisoner of War 27\5\1918 Maisy

 

Demobilized on 25 February 1919

 

In 1939 he is a Cafe Proprietor in Preston, Widowed

 

 

Son of William Fidler and Ann (nee Worthington) 

 

Related to my friend Melanie (Mel) Chadwick and family of Moss Lane, Whittle le Woods.

I also have connections to the Fidler's

 

 

 

Oliver Bateson Fidler

Age: 43

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 3529

3 Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (SR)

Enlisted at Chorley

 

 

 

Oliver was 43 years old when he signed up again with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 31st August 1914,  having previously done 6 years with them.

 

He was Discharged after 2 years on the 30th August 1916 after being discharged for no longer physically fit for war service. - Deafness

The medical board report stated-

Originated about 25 years ago.

Not the result of nor aggravated by service.

Permanant capacity as on enlistment.

 

No foreign service.

 

Lived at 16 Smith Terrace, Clayton le Woods.  He was a Weaver.

 

Related to my friend Melanie (Mel) Chadwick and family of Moss Lane, Whittle le Woods.

I also have connections to the Fidler's

 

 

William Henry Fidler

Born 1900

Age: 18

Service no: 245465

 

Think he was enlisted as of 2 May 1918

Served in the RAF

 

Father is Oliver Fidler

 

 

Related to my friend Melanie (Mel) Chadwick and family of Moss Lane, Whittle le Woods.

I also have connections to the Fidler's

 

 

 

Isaac Fielding

Age: 34

Reg no: 10997

Rank: Pte

8 Border Regiment

 

Enlisted at Preston on 9 Septemeber 1914

Joined at Carlisle on 16 September 1914

 

Living at Bridge Street in 1911, with wife, Isabella and their son John.

 

Due to an old injury of his elbow he was discharged as not being likely to become an efficient soldier on 4 November 1914

 

 

Thomas Fielding

Age: 27

Reg no: 23224

 C Coy,15 Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Enlisted on 13 November 1914 at Chorley

 

Discharged as not likely to become an efficient soldier on 12 February 1915.

Had valve disease of heart.

Should never have been harrased into the army is last comment.

 

 

Lived at Naylors Fold, Whittle le Woods

 

 

 

Frank Fishwick- Found in the Methodist church file

Born c1880

Age:

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 456868

Labour 

 

Discharged 18 March 1918

 


 

John Fish

Age: 19

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 2164

11 Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment

 

Enlisted on 13 November 1915 at Chorley. Joined at Lancaster.

 

Lived at Town lane on Enlistment

 

Suffered from Influenza and Bronchitis during service

 

Transfered to Reserve on around 16 March 1919

 

 

 

George Fletcher *

 

William Fletcher*

 

Peter Fletcher*

 

All Brothers lived at Dove Cote Farm,  Clayton Le Woods as of 1911

 

 

 

Thomas Gardner

Age: 39

Reg no: 70362

Rank: Pte

Cheshire Regiment

 

118 Labour corp

 

Enlisted 11 December 1915

 

Rubber Worker by Trade

 

Union Street, Whittle le Woods

 

Married Margaret Ann McIver in 1906

Children- Jane, Fred, Robert, James.

 

 

Demobilized on 23 March 1919

 

John W Fowler

Reg no: 351433

Rank: Sapper

Enlisted 2 November 1915

RGA

 

Posted to 73 Brigade HAG on 12 October 1916

 

Compulsory transferred to Royal Engineers on 28 April 1918

 

Demobilized on 9 September 1919

 

Wife is Margaret and they have two children born in 1912 and 1915

 

Living at 3 Shaw Brow in 1919 

 

 

Thomas Gent

Born 1895 ?

Reg no: 62261

Rank: Pte

Worcestershire Regiment

 

 

Enlisted 25 March 1915 ?

 

Possible he was also in the 8 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment with Reg no: 19038

 

 

I think he is the son of Walter and Mary Gent

 

A Cotton Weaver 

 

Living at Waterhouse Green, Whittle le Woods

 

Discharged as of 24 April 1919

 

 

John Gerrard- Ask for family picture 

Born 1898

 

Living at Higher Copthurst

A Cotton Loom Weaver

 

Son of John and Ellen Gerrard

 

 

 

 

John W Gillett

 

Brother of Charles Gillett KIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Charles Grainge

Born in 1884 in Borobridge, Yorkshire

 

 

 

Son of William and Sarah Grainge who lived at Dog Brow in 1911 with their other children

Emliy, Annie, Edith, William and Mabel

 

 

 

John William Grass

Age: 41 on Enlistment

Reg no: 128991

RAMC

 

Enlisted 10 December 1915

Married Susanah Nelson

 

 

Lived at Clayton Bottoms

 

Served in North Russia

 

Demobilized on 17 September 1919

 

 

Thomas Gregson

Age: 37

Rank:

Reg no: 67084

Cheshire Regiment

 

Also Kings Liverpool and 193 Labour coy

 

Enlisted on 9 December 1915(hard to read)

 

Discharged as no longer physically fit for war service on 23 February 1918

 

Married Elizabeth Alice Walmsley at St Johns in 1909

Children, Evelyn and William

 

Lived at 9 Rock Villa Road

 

 

 

Cecil Griffiths

Age: 27

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 23748

3 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 9 December 1915 at Chorley

 

During service he suffered from Contusion Back, Trench Foot, between 29 January 1917 and 24 April 1917 whilst at 2nd NGH \ Highfield, Macton ?

Then admitted to hospital again on 27 July 1917 suffering from "Shell Concusion" and tranfered to Spingsfield War Hospital, Tooting, London SW 17

 

He stayed there until 21 January 1918 suffering from the "Shell Concusion" and Neurasthemia.

 

Discharged being no longer physically fit for war service on 11 February 1918

 

Living at Waterhouse Green

 

Weaver by Trade

 

 

John (Jack) Grimshaw- new as of 14/2/2019

Born c1878

Reg no: 17065, 61642

Rank: Gunner

Royal Lancashire Regiment

MGC

 

 

 

 

Enrty into theatre of war is 18 May 1915.


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

 

The Fort was to defend the Mersey Estuary and was manned by about 100 men

 

Died 1948 at 10 County Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

 

Married Elizabeth Hart at St Johns, Whittle le Woods in April 1899

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Fred Grime

 

Brother of Thomas and Richard who were both KIA

 

John Grime

 

Brother of Thomas and Richard who were both KIA

 

Joseph Grime 

 

All Brothers of Thomas and Richard who were both KIA

 

 

 

James Grundy

Reg no: 2287

RA mct / 2 London Sanitory Coy

Enlisted on 14 January 1915 at Chelsea.

 

Discharged on 6 April 1916 as not likely to become an efficient soldier on medical grounds.  

 

Lived at Blackburn Road, Whittle le Woods. 

A Mason by trade

 

Sister Annie Grundy, same address as next of kin.

 

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