Clayton & Whittle at War
Clayton & Whittle at War 

Whats New 




I have updated the profile of George Shorrock, 1 Battalion Royal Irish Regiment

after I found the war diary.




I have been updating several of the mens profiles in the 1914 -1919 section

Adding War Diary extracts and I have found several newpaper arcticles of some of the men regarding deaths and Miltary Medal awards.


As it stands 5 men on the memorial were awarded the Miltary Medal (MM)


Thomas Bamber - approx 14 October 1916

Percy Clitheroe - 21st December 1916

Henry Hopwood - 19th February 1917

George Stephenson - 17th September 1917

Charles Moorcroft - 12th June 1918


Altogether i have updated 15 of the mens profiles in the 1914 - 1919 section







I have today updated the profile of John Bowling in the 1914 - 1919 section.

I finally managed to track down his whereabouts on the day he was KIA.






I have been contacted by someone who has an interest in WW1 and has researched and collected information regarding his own family.


He also has information on John Bamber- WW1

And had sent me some pictures of what reseach he had done.




I have been sent 3 new pictures relating to Thomas Jackson and Thomas Desoer both of whom died in WW1.
They have been sent to me with permission from a group known as
British War (Thanks to Mick for the help)
I will shortly be putting them in the Gallery of the website.




I have been updating some of the profiles of both WW1 and WW2 names.
And i have been in contact with relations of some of the men. I hope to get some more information from them.
Even the BBC have been in contact. 







A possible missing name off the Memorial -


John Tripp (also known as John Trippier\Trippett)

Service No:
Date of Death:
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
9th Bn.
Panel Reference:
Additional Information:
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Trippier, of Bridge St., Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancs.

He was Born in Chorley and in 1911 age 14 was living at 10a Alfreds Court, Chorley.

with his parents

But his parents had moved to Whittle le Woods between 1911 and 1915




Most of the WW1 names have again been updated with new information gathered from

various sources


A big thank you to those family members of the men on the memorial,  and also all other visitors who have left messages and contacted me to supply information.




Happy New Year !!


I have been adding more names and information.

And have been contacted by relations of some of the men.





If posible are you able to contribute pictures and information on these names.


I am adding some pictures into the Gallery, so your welcome to have a look.




Along side those who fell during WW1 are the names of the soldiers who lives would also be claimed during WW2.


I have now expanded the website to include a 1939 -1945 section.. Clicking on the 1914-1919 page will also bring up the 1939 - 1945 page.





























































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