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








The County Feuds 1315 - 1323

Perhaps the shortest page on my website so far.


However, this is the earliest mention of any form of military action mentioning the local area.

Clayton le Woods and the surrounding area seems to found themselves in the path of hostile feuds between some of the county families and dragging in the wider political conflicts of England,  Thomas Plantagenet, Earl of Lancaster and his cousin King Edward II.


A revolt led by Sir Adam Banaster against the Earl's chief household official,  Sir Robert de Holland ending up with a battle lost within an hour at Deepdale, Preston on the edge of Fulwood forest


Clayton le Woods is the scene of an execution of one of the rebels, Roger de Lever who had been caught at Ainsworth after the rebels began to flee. 


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