Returned from Duty - WW2

Returned from Duty - WW2 including Home Guard and Civilian organisations


30 names so far




 Richard Dean (Liz Dean info)













2) Anthony Eastham (Greg Eastham info)

Drove an ambulance \ medical corps

Worked at Mount Street Hospital.


3) William Harrison


Preston Road




4) John Griffith






5) Kenneth Hodkinson

Home Guard


Later became an author. Writing about his youth and local history.



6) Sydney Tuson WW2

7) Dick  Tuson "

8) David Tuson "



9) Harry B Waring

Living at Preston Road

He was a Joiner and an Air Raid Warden


10) Fred Green




11) Ann Prescott




12) Ronald Hodkinson


62 Search light Regiment, which was involved with the gun placement on Lucas lane

Living at Low Farm, Town Lane 




13) Joseph Hodgkinson


14) Rex Almond


Civil Air Guard


15) Peter Croft




16) Sydney Pass

ARP Lorry Driver


17) Francis Kerfoot


Part time ARW


18) John Snape


ARP, Rescue and Demolition


19) James Livesey

of Spring Terrace Moss Lane in 1939 

ARP Rescue and Demolition


20) Thomas Alker ?


Leatherlands Farm, Moss lane


ARP Warden in 1939


21) John Rigby 


of "Greenfields" Town Lane, Whittle le Woods


Lt Colonel RAMC (TA) Retired

Senior Medical Officer, Royal Ordnance Factory


22) William Brindle


Town Lane


ARP Warden


23) Harold Slater


Halls Square, Whittle le Woods?


ARP ( Air Warden Post)


24) R H Chaplin

C Company, Home Guard


Whittle le Woods


Received a Home Guard Certificate for good service


(25) Joseph Edward Kane - new as of 21\11\2020

Born 1 December 1919, Lord Street Whittle le Woods

Reg no: 2000551

Rank: Lance Corporal


560th Field Company 

Royal Engineers


Believe he was captured on 15 February 1942

I have found him as a Prisoner of War (POW) at Malaya POW Camp as 1 November 1944


 He was liberated on 2 September 1945 from (MA camp aka MALAY CAMP)





Augustine T Hunter


His Uncle's name is on the WW1 section of the memorial










Andrew Lawson 

Age: 28

Driver with the 8th Army to Tripoli


Son of Mr. and Mrs. A H Lawson of Nook Cottage, Town Lane, Whittle le Woods


His Fiancée was Pte Joan Tranter in the ATS, age 19 of 22 Gillibrand Street, Chorley also training to be a Driver. 




A new person was discovered by chance on 3/1/2022 via a newspaper clipping



Alan Lee Brown

Age 21


An Estate Labourer and conscientious objector


Lived at Shaw Brow, Whittle le Woods






David George Tustin- More information to add!

Born 28 September 1916 at Crooke Hall Lodge

Service No: 764806

Royal Army Ordnance Corps


Local Defence Volunteers later became the Home Guard


Low Mill on Waterhouse Green was then the HQ for the LDV. 



15 Forward Trailer (?) Section


Served 5 years, 7 months

Demobilized in 1946?


Married Alice Pearson in 1942


Notes from his son-


David George, my father. George as he was known, lived with his parents in Kem Mill Cottages (part of the Crook Hall Estate); He was conscripted into WWII eventually serving as Brigade Ordnance Warrant Officer Class 1 in the 5th Indian Beach Army, recovering Malaya from the Japanese. My parents married in 1942 and after the war lived out their lives in Whittle. 



His son has a website about George


Died in 2006, Aged 89



James Wood.

Date of Birth: 14 July 1914.

Place of Birth: Whittle Le Woods, Lancashire.

Service: British Army.

Rank: Lance Corporal.

Regiment: The South Wales Borderers

Service Number: 3912910.

Date of Capture: unspecified.

Theatre of Capture: unspecified

Camp Name/Number: Stalag VIIIB at Lamsdorf.

                                                             PoW number: 80961.


Stalag Luft VIII-B camp was built within the existing Stalag Luft VIII camp in about 1943


In 1939, he lived at 1 Spring Well Terrace, Town Lane, Whittle le Woods, and was a Public Works Contractor Labourer


His parents are Frederick William. Wood (Served in WW1) and Bertha Braithwaite 


Sister Elsie Wood


Frederick Riley aka Fred Riley

Born in 1920


Rank: Lance Bombardier



Brother of Frank Riley KIA 


Son of Peter Riley (Served in WW1) and Martha Thompson






Jack Kerfoot- New as of 26\1\2024







Found via Paul Forrest on the Facebook page Whittle le Woods Pics and Memorials Old and New



Japanese, Prisoner of War




Ernie Dixon- New as of 26\1\2024







Found via Paul Forrest on the Facebook page Whittle le woods Pics and Memorials Old and New



Japanese, Prisoner of War



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