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
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.
To help your search use the Ctrl key and press F
Reg No: T4-056114
Enlisted between 1914-15 as his name is on the 1914-15 Roll of Honour. (Picture)
In 1901, Lived with his parents, Samuel and Mary, also 5 sisters at Carwood Farm, Whittle le Woods
In 1911 he lived at Sandy Lane, Whittle le Woods, and was a Drayman at the Brewery.
With his wife Honor and children, Samuel and Mary
In 1939 he was a widowed, Drayman at the Withy Trees Inn
Born in 1885
Reg no: 57287
C Battery 53 Brigade?
Royal Field Artillery
Enlisted on 28 December 1914
Discharged on 27 August 1918 after suffering from the effects of shrapnel wounds received in action at Montauban, France
Possible was wounded on 10 August 1917?
Lived at 12 Swansea Fold, Whittle le Woods
Born c1890 in Ramsbottom
Reg No: 12454
2/5 Loyal North Lancashire
Discharged on 26 March 1919
His name is on the Whittle le Woods Roll of honour 1914 - 1915
Son of John and Ellen
Brother of Sarah Ann, Maggie and Edgar, James, Elizabeth
In 1911, they lived at Hawthorn house, Clayton Green
Not related to my branch of Melling's
Reg no: 25554
Enlisted on 9 December 1915
3 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Enlisted on 9 December 1915 at Chorley
Discharged on medical grounds. Not likely to become an efficient soldier. On 31 August 1916.
Married Elizabeth Alice Blundell at Leyland, St Ambrose on 28 Jun 1900
and lived at Union Street
Had 3 Children, Lily, Ada, and Elsie.
Enlisted on 8 January 1917
Reg no: 43737
C Coy, 2/4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Formerly 5th and then 1st Border Regiment then posted to 2/4 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on 2 September 1918
On 12 April 1918, he is Wounded in Action with GSW to the head (flesh wound, no fracture) and taken to 17 CCS and then to 22 GH
Possibly at a place called Camiers
Lived at 17 Swansea Fold, Whittle-le-Woods
Worked at the Rubber Works
Demobilized as of 17 March 1919
Herbert William Moon - updated as of 25\1\2021
Born in 1893
Reg No: 38392
King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment
Also 14139 Kings Liverpool Regiment
Enlisted 4 September 1915
Laborer at Dyers
Lived at 17 Swansey Fold, Whittle le Woods
Another Address given is Greenfield Terrace
Brother of both above soldiers
Demobilized on 11 April 1919
Reg no: 24619
Royal Field Artillery
Joined up on 31 May 1916 at Leyland
Lived at Clayton Bottoms as of enlistment
Married Jane Aston and had children George Clitheroe Moorcroft born August 1916 and died of Gastro Enteritis
3 months later on 17 October 1916
The death certificate for his son says Archibald Moorcroft was in the 3 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Rubber mixer as trade
Wounded and admitted to 2 Can General Hospital approx 20 March 1918
Moved to 40 Regent Street, Coppull sometime during the war
Discharged on 24 October 1919
Died in 1952
Born in 1876
Reg no: 29177
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (SR)
Then Transferred to 1 Garrison Battalion, Cheshire Regiment on 9 August 1915
Enlisted at Chorley on 31 August 1914
Served at Home, France and Gibraltar.
Demobilized on 27 March 1919
A Weaver by trade and 5ft 3 in height
Married Annie Mayo and as of being in service had four children, Jesse, Annie, Sarah, and Lena
Lived at Bridge Street, Whittle le Woods
Reg no: 076296, 12779
Trade is a Motor Driver
Halls Square, Whittle Springs
Enlisted on 19 September 1914 at Preston
Joined at Woolwich
Father is John Morris, and in 1901 he is a Boatman on the canal
Henry and James are also Boatman on the canal.
Next of Kin as of Enlistment is Brother James Morris of Halls Square, Whittle Springs
Discharged being no longer physically fit for further war service on 20 July 1915
John McIvor- NEED TO CHECK
Reg no: 29316?
207 ASC, Horse Transport
Enlisted 16 November 1914 at Chorley
Joined at Aldershot
On 7 December 1914, he is forfeited 6 days pay
Absent on 25 May 1915, Returned to duty on 3 June 1915
Embarked on SS Menominee from Marseilles on 7 January 1916
Disembarked with 80 Field Ambulance in Salonika on 16 January 1916
More punishments -
7 days CB for absenting himself from stable duty without permission on 6 March 1916
5 days CB for using disrespectful language to an NCO on 31 March 1916
possible more punishments in between dates
On 2 March 1917, he is given 7 days CB for being absent from morning stables
On 20 April 1917, he joins 112 Coy
14 July 1917 admitted to 28 CCS with a Malaria relapse
22 August 1917 discharged to CAMP SUMMER HILL?
3 September 1917 he is admitted to 48 General Hospital, likely to be with Malaria as that's what that hospital was for.
In to 1918, he is transferred several times including, 209 Coy ASC, 8 Con Dept and also sent home
File states he was affected by MALARIA and not to be sent to a theatre of war other than France or Italy
On 13 November 1918 refused to obey an order
AWOL, from 3.30 pm until 9.30 pm same date
Deprived 3 days pay
Served in France and Salonika
Demobilized on 16 February 1919
Married to Ada Pearson
At the time of enlistment, he is living at Gorse Hall Cottage, Whittle le Woods
With Children Mary and James
An interesting soldiers record!
Reg no: 39581
3 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, posted 5 April 1916
Was in "A" Reserve as 11 December 1915 until 2 April 1916
Enlisted at Preston on 3rd April 1916
Went to France as of 20 July 1916 until 14 September 1919 when he was discharged.
Suffered from a Gas attack on 22 November 1916, also recorded as missing.
I'm guessing he either found his way own back to his trenches or was found by others.
I think he may have been in the 15th Lancashire Fusiliers as of this date, which means he was at Beaumont-Hamel.
As of 18 May 2020 I have found new information whilst searching through the lists in Weekly Casualty List (War Office & Air Ministry ) - Tuesday 04 September 1917.
He is named in the wounded section
Lived at 3(?) Brownley Terrace, Clayton le Woods.
Mother as next of kin, Mary McIver.
Died on 27 July 1926
Buried St Bede's Chapel, Whittle le Woods
Thomas Nolan - New name found as of 22/11/2019
Reg no: 480288
2/2 Mon Regiment (as 237576)
418 Agricultural Regiment
582 Agricultural Regiment
Enlisted on 11 December 1915 at Chorley
Name not on the 1914-15 Roll of Honour !!
Suffered from Myalgia and Rheumatism, Influenza as off 27 Nov 1917 to 18 December 1917.
Living at Bridge Street Whittle le Woods
Married to Mary Ann Cain at St Bede's, Clayton Green on 15 October 1904
Children are Margaret, Mary and William
Solid tyre moulder at Rubber Works
John James Parkinson
Reg no: 470225
77 Coy, Labour corp
Late Liverpool Regiment
Another number 46054
Discharged on 10 July 1917 at Nottingham with Degeneration of Cornea, which originated in 1896.
Not due to any military service
Gardener by trade
Lived at Shaw Hill Cottage, Whittle Le Woods
Joseph Kellet Pickup - new as of 14/2/2019 and updated as of 20\4\2021
Reg no: 243277
1/5 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Previously served as 7825, 4/5 Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Lived at 5 Spring Gardens, Whittle le Woods
I'm sure his father is William Pickup
Discharged on 1 October 1919
Richard Thomas Prescott
Reg no: 92788
Enlisted on 10 November 1915 at Preston
110 Siege Battery, RGA
Was gassed and reported in sick, taken to Huddersfield War Hospital from 16 October 1917 until 17 December 1917, Bronchitis
Whilst at Scotton Camp on 20 February 1918 is punished whilst on active service for overstaying his embarkation leave from 6.60am on 20.2.18 to 6.30 am on 22.2.18
(Absent 47hrs and 50 mins)
Punishment - 4 days FP no 2
Forfeits 3 days pay RW
His name appears in the WAR OFFICE WEEKLY CASUALTY LIST, JUNE 8th, 1918 as being wounded whilst serving in the RGA
Demobilized on 17 July 1919
Lived at Swansey Fold, Whittle le Woods
Married Isabella Crook at St Bede's Church in November 1909
Daniel Gerrard born 1 February 1911
Mary born 20 February 1912
Worked at Wood-Milne LTD, Leyland since August 1914 according to a letter of recommendation from his employer.