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
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.
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.
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
Married Emily Anna Wilcox.
Children - Mabel and Eva
Discharged as being no longer being physically fit for war service.
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
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
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
Reg no: 20009
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
Reg no: 528176
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
J C Johnson, DCM
Reg no: 37439
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
I have the War Diary page describing the days events
John Robert Johnson - NEED TO RE-CHECK THIS
Reg no: 202162
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
Living in Bridge Street at of 1911
Son of William and Ann Johnson
Brother of Matthew, William and Lena
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
Reg no: 92378
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.
Reg no: 021999
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
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
Enlisted at Preston
Reg no: 55823
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
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
Discharged 1 February 1919 being physically unfit for war service after serving in 4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment..
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
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
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.