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








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 268 names from WW1 collected so far as of 2 December 2019.


And also 18 so far 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 373 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, and a few were eventually found to be too young and removed from service.




George Ainscough

Age: 28

Reg no: 37650


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 Allsopp

Born c1876

Age 39

Reg no: 8559

Rank: Pte

5 Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment




Previously served in 4 Battalion Loyal North Lancashire (Vol)

Also 21 Manchester Regiment as Reg no:19577






Enlisted on 10 December 1914 at Manchester

Joined at Manchester on 11 December 1914

Appointed to L / Cpl

Discharged on 2 March 1915 as not likely to become an efficient soldier.


Enlisted on 9 December 1915 at Chorley

Discharged on 7 September 1916


He suffered from Chronic Synovitus, probably in his legs


Trade is an Overlooker


Married Elizabeth Ann Pearson on 10 July 1902 at Brownedge RC Church 


Lived at Tootell Terrace according to his military records


Although I believe they are also recorded in the 1911 census as living at 57 

Brownedge Lane, Bamber Bridge, 










James Allsup*

Reg no: 15525

Rank: Cpl


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



In the picture left to right are Percy, Arthur, Charles and James




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 



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


Became a Police Officer

Emigrated to the 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


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


Reg no:  33032

Rank: Pte

8 Welsh Regiment


Also posted to 19th Welsh Regiment



Enlisted possibly on 4 August 1915

Possibly Demobilized 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


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, Whittle le Woods


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



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


Reg no: T/1733, also 96714


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







Son of a Clogger, 

Chorley Old Road, Whittle le Woods in 1911









George Bishop


No records found yet










Richard Blackburn - NEED TO CHECK

Born 1888

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 53465

Labour Corp


Discharged on 23 May 1918


Living at the Navigation Inn, Whittle le Woods









Arthur Blogg

Born c1880

Reg no: 27645

Rank: Pte

Died 1921

10 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 




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?










James Berry

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 601854

Labour Corp



Disability \ Injury







John Bishop

Reg no:77887


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


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


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


Town Lane in 1911









William Bowling

Reg no: 67193

Rank: Driver



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 (Arthur) Bradley


Reg no: 204331

Rank: L/Sgt

4 South Lancashire


Church Cottage, Whittle le Woods in 1911


Fern Villa, as of him being Demobilized on 2 May 1919






John Brindle

Age: 30


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 



Disembarked on  same day as Edmund Fiddler


Demobilized on 21 February 1919


Living in Clayton Green in 1911






Peter Brindle


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


Joined on 4 January 1916


He is living at 14 Rock Villa Rd


Demobilized as of 30 August 1919


Mother is Annie Rawlinson Brindle






William Brindle - NEED TO CHECK

Born in c1898

Rank: Rifleman

Reg no: 50720

2/6  (Rifle) Battalion, Kings Liverpool Regiment






Joined the Battalion on 18 August 1917

Wounded on 13 November 1917, on what was described as a time of rest in the area.

So without looking at the war diary yet, I'm wondering how he was wounded? 



Discharged on 20 May 1918


Possible son of Thomas Brindle and Elizabeth Walmsley






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






Joseph Burton- NEED TO CHECK

Born in c1882

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 45058

Labour Coy


Discharged on 27 May 1918


Living in Whittle le Woods





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!



All of below are Brothers of John Cannon KIA on war memorial






James Cannon

Age: 24

Reg no: 38306


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)


Wounded at Serre in July 1916


Lived at Waterhouse Green, Whittle le Woods


Was a frequent member of the St Chad church


Married Frances Cuerden (sister of Austin Cuerden- below)


Son John Cannon  born c1920


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

Born c1877 in Yorkshire

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 after fainting at work


Wife is Sarah Ann and has children Edith, Ellen, Susannah, Doris and Emily 







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




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


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





All brothers and I think some moved to Canada after 1911. Serving in Canadian forces etc






Alfred Corless*

Reg no: 25507

Grenadier Guards until c1920 










Arthur Corless*














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

Also known as 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.in WW2




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: 044367


2/3 ASC (Horse Transport)


Enlisted 20 January 1915 at Chorley


Driver (Horse) by Trade


Living at Taylors Row, Whittle le Woods


Demobilized sometime in 1919?





Charles Dillon


No record for him yet










Percy Dollin


No record for him yet










Percy Dixon

Born in 1894

Reg no: 139453



Lived at The Square, Waterhouse Green


Discharged 26 April 1919







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

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 494349

Training Reserve

599 Agri Company


I think he enlisted on 29 June 1917

Demobilized on 28 February 1919


A Brewers Labourer

Lived at Waterhouse Green, Whittle le Woods in 1917

Married Eliza Seddon at St John's in 1911

Children are Selina, Thomas, George and Lily


Their daughter Lily would die on 20 February 1918 age 9 months because of Whooping cough and Bronchitis. Certified by Dr Charles Peddie






Alfred (Alf) Desoer

Born c1894

Service no: 5182

Royal Naval Reserve


Last ship on before demobilized on  was the Victory on 11 ? 1917


Lived at Shaw Brow


Son of Richard and Elizabeth





John Edward Duckett

Born in c1877

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 41514

Labour corp

ex Kings Liverpool 46329


Enlisted on 23 June 1916


Discharged as of 22 November 1917 after being wounded


In 1911 he is living at Bridge Street with his wife Sarah (nee Jackson) and children Margaret and Edward


He was a Labourer in the Printworks


Died c1923




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 9 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment


Enlisted about 17 July 1915




Repatriated Prisoner of War arrived at Dover on 3 December 1916


Possible again Prisoner of War 27\5\1918 Maisy 


Both POW pieces of information are from https://grandeguerre.icrc.org


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 the heart.

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



Lived at Naylors Fold, Whittle le Woods







Frank Fishwick- Found in the Methodist church file

Born c1880


Rank: Pte

Reg no: 456868



Discharged 18 March 1918






John (William) 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


Transferred to Reserve on around 16 March 1919






George Fletcher .. 88


William Fletcher..89


Peter Fletcher* ..90


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



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


Son of Joseph and Margaret Gillett who were living at 

1 Kem Mill Cottage

Brother of Charles Gillett DOW \ KIA


He married Florence Morris in 1916


Died in 1954











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



Enlisted 10 December 1915

Married Susanah Nelson



Lived at Clayton Bottoms


Served in North Russia


Demobilized on 17 September 1919







Thomas Gregson

Born in 1878

Age: 37


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 John's 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 Concussion" and transferred to Spingsfield War Hospital, Tooting, London SW 17


He stayed there until 21 January 1918 suffering from the "Shell Concussion" and Neurasthenia.


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






Entry into the 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 Sanitary 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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