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 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

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 251 names from WW1 collected so far as of 3 March 2019. 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 379 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.

 

 

William Hall

 

Cotton Weaver as of 1911

Tootell Terrace

 

Brother of Robert Hall KIA on the memorial

 

 

 

 

98

 

Peter Handley - Possible need to double check

 

Possible Royal Navy as of 15 April 1918 

 

Living at Clayton Green in 1911

 

 

 

 

 

 

99

Ernest Hargreaves

Enlisted 27 June 1916

Reg no: 192192

Rank: Driver

ASC (M)

 

Demobilized 24 February 1920

 

As of 1920 living at Millstone Hill, Whittle le Woods

 

Wife is Elizabeth nee Pass,

Children are Bessie, and William

 

 

 

100

 

Fred Hargreaves

Reg no: 72003

Rank: Sergt

157 Battery, RGA

 

Married Lily Pearson

Living at 8 Smiths Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

 

 

Discharged on 16 December 1919

 

 

 

101

 

William Hargreaves

Age: 33

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 226692

Army Service Corp (MT)

 

Enlisted on 9 December 1915 at Whittle le Woods, over seen by "Lawrence Cotton" 

 

Bank House, Preston Road

Taxi Proprieter

 

Married Emily Anna Wilcox. 

Children - Mabel and Eva

 

Discharged as being no longer being physically fit for war service.

 

 

 

102

 

Arthur Hartley

Age: 36

Reg no: 25107

3 The Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Enlisted 22 December 1914 at Chorley

 

Married Alice Bamber

Lived at Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods

 

Children - Arthur Hartley Born 21 February 1912

 

A Labourer

 

Discharged on 5 August 1916 as no longer physically fit for war service. With Double Hernia

 

As of 1918? is living at 3 Ribblesdale Terrace

 

 

 

 

103

James Haydock - Possible need to double check

 

Born 1896 in Clayton le Woods

Died 1957

 

 

 

 

 

 

104

 

William Heap(s)

 

Brother of Christopher and Walter who were both KIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

105

 

Herbert Hebblethwaite 

Reg no: 205090

5 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

GSW to Back, Pent to Chest on 21 September 1917

 

Lived at Woodcock Farm, Clayton le Woods as of enlistment.

 

Mother is Jemima Emily Hebblethwaite, Woodcock Farm

 

I believe he is living in Club Street, Bamber Bridge in 1939 with a relative.

 

He is incapacitated

 

 

106

 

 

William Heatley

 

Possible he was boarding at Brownley Street in 1911 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

107

 

Walter Helme

 

No trace yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

108

 

 

Alfred Higham 

Born  1896

Died 1981

 

 

In 1939 he was working as an Explosive Worker at the ROF 

 

Brother of both below

 

 

109

 

 

 

David Higham

Reg no: 13419

3rd Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

 

David Higham was discharged after previously having fits and became violent towards others and became a nuisance in the company.

 

 

 

110

 

James Higham

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 77886

Enlisted at Chorley

11 Field Amb, RAMC

 

 

 

 

Lived at Diamond Villas 

Lived at 10 Rock Villa Road

 

Enlisted on 3 November 1915

GSW to Left Shoulder and admited to Military hospital, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

 

Demobilized 19 July 1919

 

 

111

 

 

Henry Hilton

 

On the Roll of Honour for Clayton le Woods C of E School

 

Possibly born c1889 in Clayton le Woods and died 1962, living at 79 Lancaster Lane, Clayton le Woods

 

 

 

 

 

112

William Hodkinson

 

Possible he lived at Swansey Fold in 1911

 

A cycle and motor repairer

 

 

 

 

113

 

 

 

 

Fred Hodgkinson

Age: 33

Reg no: 20009

Rank: Pte

Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Transferred to several unit including reg no 47324 to 163 RDC, 4 Battalion Royal Defence Corp

 

 

Enlisted on 1 February 1915 

 

Living on Moss Lane in 1911

A Cotton Weaver

 

Married Dora Dugdale

Children are William, Ada, Ronald

 

 

At time of enlistement he lived at  2 Lukes Road, Whittle Springs

 

114

 

Ernest Baxter Holland

Age: 20

Reg no:

Rank: Gunner?

Royal Artillery

 

Previously served in 3rd Lancashire RGA

 

 

Married Clarissa Emma Snowdon at St Peters, Chorley in 19091

 

Engineer by Trade

 

Demobilized on 8 June 1919 and living in Chorley

 

115

 

John G Hooley

Rank: Driver

Reg No: T4/060862

ASC

 

Previously R.A.S.C. T4/060862 Driver.

 

 

 

 

Lived at 6 Tootell Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

In 1911 he was a Carter

 

Brother of Below

 

 

116

Joseph Hooley

Age: 19

Reg no: 528176 

Rank: Pte

579 and 550 Labour Corp

 

Previously in Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 5 September 1914

 

Demobilized on 21 February 1919

 

Lived at 6 Tootell Terrace, Clayton le Woods

 

GSW to left leg and right arm, and right thigh. on 10 July 1916

 

 

117

 

James Houghton

 

Living at Swansey Fold, Whittle le Woods in 1911

With Wife , Margaret Ellen, and child, Mary.

He was a Cotton Weaver

 

 

 

 

118

William Irving*

 

Shop Assistant in 1911

 

Herbert Irving*

 

Cotton Weaver in 1911

 

Think Herbert lived at Sandy Lane cottage in 1939 with his wife Ellen

 

*Both likely brothers of George Irving KIA

 

Living at Springs Terrace, Whittle Springs

 

 

 

119

 

James Irving, also known as James Boswell Irving

Age:

Reg no: 305576

Rank: Pte

1/8 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Also Reg no 2576, Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Served in the Balkans and Dardanelles.

 

Married Elsie Mills

 

Died in 1982, Sefton

 

As of 6\12\18 I have bought a new picture of him (see picture)

 

 

 

 

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A recently bought original picture of James "Jim " Irving

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

James Jackson

Age: 19

Reg no: 15882

8 Service Battalion, Kings Own Lancaster Regiment

Enlisted on 12 November 1914 at Chorley

 

Discharged on 7th June 1915

 

Trade given as a Labourer

 

Father was John Jackson of Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods

 

 

121

 

Albert Jackson

Born 1881

Rank: Pte

Reg No: R/359212

ASC

 

Discharged on 9 January 1919

 

 

 

122

 

 

Harry Jackson

 

Possible? 

 

Born in 1880

In 1911 living at Smiths Terrace 

 

 

 

 

123

 

R Jackson - name on Methodist Church Roll 

 

No record found yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

124

 

William Jewes

 

Think he was living at Shaw Brow, Whittle le Woods

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

125

 

 

 

 

 

Albert Edward Jolly ---- NEED TO ADD MORE

 

Born 1889, Whittle le Woods

Service no: 251573

RAF

 

Service from 5 Mar 1918

 

 

 

 

126

 

 

 

 

Edmund Jolly

 

Shaw Brow, Whittle le Woods in 1911

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

127

 

 

 

Thomas Jolly, possibly also known as Thomas Amos Jolly

Reg no: 15732

Rank: Pte

8 Kings Own Royal Lancaster

 

Enlisted some time near 29 April 1915

 

Demobilized as of 6 March 1919

 

 

128

 

 

 

J C Johnson, DCM

Reg no: 37439

Rank: L/Cpl

2/5 Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Lived in Whittle le Woods

 

 

 

Awarded the DCM -

 

For conspicuous gallantry and resource

During an advance he observed a party of

the enemy with a machine gun about to

open fire on his men. He at once attacked

them and captured the gun. He showed

splendid coolness and determination 

(15.11.18)

 

I have the War Diary page describing the days events

 

 

129

 

 

John Robert Johnson - NEED TO RE-CHECK THIS

Born 1894

Reg no: 202162

Rank: 

B coy, 1 Battallion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted 23 August 1914 at Preston

 

 

Was he Killed in Action as of 1 August 1918 or did he survive and live on until the 1970s!?

 

As there was a mix up with his details during WW1 between a Joseph Johnson and himself

 

IN THE EVENT OF MY DEATH I GIVE ALL MY

PROPERTY TO MY MOTHER ANNIE JOHNSON OF 

6 BRIDGE STREET, WHITTLE LE WOODS, NR CHORLEY, LANCASHIRE, ENGLAND

PRT  J R JOHNSON

1ST BTN L N L REGT

B COMPANY

 

Living in Bridge Street at of 1911

 

 

Son of William and Ann Johnson

Brother of Matthew, William and Lena

 

 

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Samuel Jones

Age: 22

Reg no: 243276

5 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted 8 December 1915 at Chorley

 

Wounded GSW to neck, severe on 12 April 1917

 

Discharged on 10 November 1917

 

Record also says DECEASED. So he must have died after coming home 

 

Lived at Shaw Brow, Whittle le Woods as of joining up.

 

Trade was a Weaver

 

Father  is William Henry Jones

 

Samuel Jones is cousin to William Justice Jones KIA, and Edwin Walmsley

 

 

 

131

 

Edward Kane

Age: 29

Reg no: 92378

Rank: Gunner

Royal Garrision Artillery

 

Enlisted on 10 December 1915 at Leyland

 

Living at Ribblesdale Terrace, Whittle le Woods at time of enlistment

Rubber Worker as Trade

 

Married **Ellen Heatley and had known children, Hubert and William

 

Described as Hard working, Smart and Capable.

 

Demobilized from 7 Siege Battery on 17 August 1918

 

**Whilst looking into Edward Kanes family tree I have discovered I am related to him via my 3 x Great Aunt Caroline Peel's side who married John Heatley.

 

 

132

 

 

James Kellett

 

Possible brother of both below

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

133

 

Joseph Kellett

Born c1890

Reg no: 021999

Rank: Pte

ASC (Mechanical Transport)

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 12 December 1914

 

Embarked on SS MOKLA with the BEF

 

Sheep hill, Clayton Green

 

Parents are Henry Kellett

 

His employer GEORGE LOWES & CO LTD( Royal Oak Hotel Yard) sent a letter on Joseph Kelletts behalf regarding his work and character.

 

Demobilized as of 9 July 1919

 

 

 

 

134

William Kellett

Age: 24

Reg no: 029507

Rank: Cpl,Driver 

Army Service Corps (Horse Transport)

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 19 November 1914

 

 

Lived at Shaw Hill Farm, Whittle le Woods

Grocer by Trade

 

 

Demobilized  as of 17 June 1919

 

135

 

 

 

Thomas Kenyon

Age: 39

Reg no:33186

Lancashire Fusiliers

 

Enlisted 9 December 1915 at Chorley

 

Transfered to 2/1 Herefordshire Regiment on 2 May 1916. as 5198 

 

Discharged on 10 July 1916 suffering from Arthritis and Mentally Deficient

 

Weaver by Trade

 

Lived at Hill Syde, Mount Pleasant, Whittle le Woods

 

 

136

 

 

Joseph Kerfoot

 

Possibly of Higher Copthurst in 1911

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

137

 

 

Jack Kerfoot

Age: 19

Enlisted at Preston

Reg no: 55823

RFA

B Battery, RFA, 105 Brigade

 

 

 

Enlisted at Preston on 26 November 1914.

Posted to No 2 Depot, RFA

Posted to B Battery, RFA, 105 Brigade on 7 January 1915

 

Discharged on 28 July 1915 having made a mis statement as to get on enlistment.

 

 

Lived at Town lane, Whittle le Woods.

 

 Father is Matthais Kerfoot

 

 

138

 

 

 

Richard Knight

 

No trace yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

139

 

 

Sydney Knowles- Need to download his medal award

Born c1901

Possibily joined the Mercantile Marines in 1914

 

 

Fern Villa in 1911

Son of William and Clara

 

 

 

 

 

140

Stanley Knowles

Born 18 June 1900

Died 1976

Service no:176790

 

Joined the RAF from 14 May 1918

 

Discharged from 16 January 1919

 

Lived at 20 Swansey Fold, Whittle Le Woods

 

Formerly a Brewers Clerk

 

Father was Thomas Knowles

 

 

141

 

 

William Knowles

Age: 22

Rank: Pte

Reg no: 5308

11th Lancashire Regiment

Also 4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

 

Enlisted on 10 December 1915 at Chorley

 

Lived atFern Villa, Whittle le Woods

 

Chemists Assistant

 

Discharged 1 February 1919 being physically unfit for war service after serving in 4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment..

 

 

142

 

 

 

Albert Langton

Rank: Driver

RFA

 

Lived at Whittle le Woods

 

Was a boxer starting in 1913  whilst in the RFA and when posted to Folkstone up until 8 May 1915 had won 7 fights out of 8. 

 

 

Son of Henry, a Canal Boatman and Ann Langton nee Blundell

 

Married ‎sep 1921 Chorley to Annie Johnson

 

Died ‎Mar 1978 Prescot, Merseyside, UK‎, 83 years
 

 

 

 

 

 

John Langton

Born in 1896

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also known as John Thomas Blundell Langton

 

 

Lived at 16 Brownedge Lane, Bamber Bridge at the time of his death as of 16 April 1960

 

Brother of the above, Albert.

 

Son of Henry, a Canal Boatman and Ann Langton nee Blundell

 

Married in March 1915 to Elizabeth Bamford

 

 

They had children, Henry born 1915 and Elizabeth Lilian born 1919

 

144

 

 

 

Henry Leigh

 

Father of Robert Leigh WW2 KIA on the memorial

 

Fought in WW1 and went on to run the Duke of York in 1940s and 1950s

 

Married to Mary ?

Had other children Agnes and Hilda, who married Thomas 

 

Hilda and Thomas would carry on the tradition of running the Duke of York until the 1980s

 

145

 

 

John Leigh

 

Both he and Henry (above) are brothers of Frederick Leigh, and Robert Leigh KIA

 

By 1911 their family of 9 was living in Whittle le Woods.

With 4 of the 7 boys joining up.

The only known surviving girl in the family was Mrs Agnes Ann Leigh. 

 

 

 

 

146

John James Leach

 

Only person close .. is in 1901 census living at Swansey Fold.

With parents Thomas and Elizabeth.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

147

Robert Livesey

Age: 20 and 9 months

Reg no: 5181

Enlisted at Chorley on 9th September 1914

12th Manchester Regiment

 

A weaver by trade

 

Father was Henry Livesey

 

Discharged as not likely to become a efficient soldier on 14th January 1915 after having a medical examination.... he had a deformed right arm.

 

 

 

148

 

Reginald (James) Longton

Born: 1895

Age: 19

Reg no: 23312

Rank: 

Kings Liverpool Regiment

 

Enlisted at Chorley on 16 November 1914

 

Lived at Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods

 

Discharged on 16 April 1915... not likely to become an efficient soldier.

Defective vision

 

 

 

149

Walter Lowe

 

No Record yet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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