This page is to show you some of the updates on the profiles and other information 

 

 

1\3\2024

 

Today I added more information to the profile of Leo Westhead- Returned from Duty

 

23\2\2024

 

Today I found new names-

Gerald Evan Thwaites- Returned from Duty

Archer Booth- Returned from Duty

William Westhead- Returned from Duty

 

16\2\2024

Today I updated the profile of Ronald Cross- Returned from Duty with more information

 

3\2\2024

 

Today I found new names

 

Robert Riley- Returned from Duty, the Brother of Peter Riley

Ralph Thurston Simm- Returned from Duty

 

 

25\12\2023

 

Today I have updated the profile of Richard McClellan- Returned from Duty

 

22\12\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of Walter Lowe- Returned from Duty

 

5\12\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of Harry Ramsbottom- Returned from Duty 

 

4\12\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of William Kellett- Returned from Duty 

 

3\12\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of Thomas Gregson- Returned from Duty 

 

27\11\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of Thomas Lancaster- Killed in Action

 

26\11\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of Daniel Slater- Died of Wounds

 

 

25\11\2023

 

Today I updated the profiles of

Samuel Stirzaker- Died of Wounds\Killed in Action. Added a War diary extract

Robert Charles Thompson- Killed in Action- Added a War diary extract

John Cannon- Died

 

24\11\2023

 

Updated the profile of Allan Shepherd - Killed in Action, with a War Diary extract.

 

21\11\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of George Stephenson- Killed in Action, with an interesting article from a newspaper in 1915

 

19\11\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of John James Leach- Returned from Duty

 

17\11\2023

Today I updated the profile of

Daniel Withnell- Returned from Duty 

Walter Westhead- Killed in Action

 

 

15\9\2023

Today I have updated the profiles of Ernest, Fred, and William Hargreaves- Returned from Duty

 

9\9\2023

 

Today I have updated the profiles of

Charles Dillon- Returned from Duty

Percy Dixon- Returned from Duty

 

 

3\9\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of John Waddington- Died of Wounds

 

 

2\9\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of James Houghton - Returned from Duty

He is connected to James Prescott - Killed in Action via his daughter Mary A. Houghton marrying James Prescott's son also called James Prescott, born in 1908, Married in 1932, Chorley 

 

Also found more information about

Harry Jackson - Returned from Duty

Thomas Kenyon- Returned from Duty

William Knowles- Returned from Duty

Henry Leigh- Returned from Duty

 

1\9\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of Peter Brindle - Returned from Duty

 

 

25\8\2023

 

A list I've been meaning to do for ages

 

Under Age Soldiers - youngest aged on Enlistment STILL RESEARCHING!

 

These lads lied at their enlistment! 

And were in fact -

-

1) John Whittle - 15 years, 6 months, 18 days

2) Frank Cannon - 15 years, 10 months, 11 days

3) James Snailham - 16 years, 6 months, 5 days

4) Arthur Allsup - 16 years, 8 months,19 days

5) Jack Kerfoot - 16 years, 10 months

 

Possible-

 

6) Finch Blundell - 17 years, 9 months, 21 days

7) Thomas Jolly - 16 years 7 months 28 days

 

24\8\2023

 

Today I have updated the profile of Richard Grime - Killed in Action

With information extracted from the War Diary of 73rd Machine Gun Coy

 

Today I have updated the profile of Thomas Grime - Killed in Action

With information extracted from the War Diary 

 

Today I have updated the profile of John Bamber - Killed in Action

With information extracted from the War Diary 

 

Il also updated the Military Awards and Mentioned in Despatches page

 

23\8\2023

 

Today I found new information by accident on Frederick Grime, as his profile had been blank.

 

 

 

 

18\8\2023

 

Continued to update as many profiles as possible

 

John Cotton- 1916

 

 

16\8\2023

 

Updated the profiles of

 

John James Parkinson, Returned from Duty

George Phillipson, Returned from Duty​

James Ramsbotham, Returned from Duty​

John Ramsbotham, Returned from Duty​

Bernard Richards, Returned from Duty​

William Riding, Returned from Duty​

Thomas Riding, Returned from Duty​
Walter Riley, Returned from Duty​
 
And many more, as I needed to add new information and tidy up profiles
 
 
 

15\8\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of William Jewes, Returned from Duty

 

Also Frank Melling

 

13\8\2023

 

Today I updated the profiles of 3 bothers, Alfred, David and James Higham. Ruturned from Duty

 

12\8\2023

 

Finally found the record of Charles Grainge, Returned from Duty

His profile was blank until today

 

 

29\7\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of William Robinson

 

 

27\6\2023

 

I have been updating the profile of Edward Kane

 

 

31\6\2023

 

Today I have updated the profile of Henry (Frederick) Bamber

 

28\5\2023

 

Today I managed to find some new information about Clarence Lowe, his profile is in the 1939 - 1945 section

 

 

3\5\2023

 

Today I updated the profile of William Hargreaves

 

 

6\4\2023

 

Today I have updated the profile of Fred Hodkinson

 

 

 

29\3\2023

 

Today I updated the profiles of Henry Marlborough, Henry Leigh, and William Heatley

 

12\1\2023

 

I have updated the profile of William Bamber

 

 

23\12\2022

 

I have updated the profile of John Wilson 

 

11\12\2022

 

I have updated the profile of Samuel Wood

 

10\12\2022

 

Today I have updated the profile of John Wilkins, with information about him from a newspaper 

 

26\11\2022

 

Today I updated the profiles of Thomas Jackson, Killed in Action, and Joseph Burton

 

 

25\11\2022

 

Added more information on the profiles of Edward Ramsbotham and John Leigh

 

24\5\2022

 

Added new information on the profile of Arnold (Ainsworth) Blackwell, Discharged in 1919

 

 

27\12\2021

 

After doing so much during the lockdown I had given the research a rest.

But this week I have made an effort to try and get back to it.

I have been updating the Life on the Homefront page with a few Newspaper articles.

And I have filled in a blank profile of James Moorcroft and discovered he was a Deserter according to a newspaper article.

There is also a possible missing name of a Clayton Green man, Thomas Feeney from the local Roll of Honour

Or maybe he belongs on the Blackburn Roll of Honour!

 

 

13\10\2020

 

During the coronavirus lockdown, I have managed to stay online and do some research and just today have added a new name in the Returned from Duty Extra names A to Z

 

6\3\2020

Given that I have expanded my website a lot in 5 years I decided to update my website front page

 

23\11\2019

 

A quiet year on the website until November 2019 as I gave it a rest!

 

As of today, I have been adding and updating more of the profiles in  RETURNED FROM DUTY 

 

269 men found so far from Clayton le Woods and Whittle le Woods came back.

 

More names should be found in the future

 

 

13\2\2019

 

The RETURNED FROM DUTY page has now been split up into easier sections to trace surnames

Over 200 names and some pictures are now viewable

 

 

10\2\2019

 

Two new pictures and some information about one of the men who returned from WW1 have been sent to me via his relation. 

 

 

6\12\2018 

 

The past few months have seen my website and research used by the local primary schools to help with their school projects

I have also added new sections to my website and added plenty more information to be researched.

New pictures of some of the survivors have been added

Today I got home from work to a new picture of a survivor I found and bought off eBay !.  

 

 

8\11\2018

 

I have added another section About me and added some updates in the Publications, Future Projects and Exhibitions 

 

I also updated another website called war memorials online with information regarding the memorial and my website.

 

 

6\11\2018

 

I was invited to one of my old primary schools... Westwood to take a picture of the children and teachers efforts with their WW1 display

Thank you to the children and teachers for the invite and the photographs.

 

 

15\10\2018

 

 I have added a new page Medals and Awards to help identify medals awarded.

Whilst continuing to add more information.

 

 

 

7\10\2018

 

On 6\10\2018 i was contacted by a relation of one of the men in the 1939 - 1945 section, who has some photographs which he would like to share with me.

Looking forward to seeing the photos and adding another face to a name.

 

 

 

29\8\2018

 

 I have been adding more names of men to the RETURNED FROM DUTY

 

 

21\2\2018

 

 I have found over 30 names of men which I have added to the RETURNED FROM DUTY 

With one or two interesting finds.

 

13\2\2018

 

 I have made great progress over the past 4 years. All the WW1 and WW2 profiles are continuing to expand as and when I manage to find information.

 

I have also added a new page to explore called RETURNED FROM DUTY.

 

The new page is to research all known men who survived the war, including those discharged for medical reasons.

 

 

20\3\2017

 

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

after I found the war diary.

 

17\1\2017

 

 I have been updating several of the men's profiles in the 1914 -1919 section

Adding War Diary extracts and I have found several newspaper articles of some of the men regarding deaths and Military 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 men's profiles in the 1914 - 1919 section

 

 

 

9\1\2017

 

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.

 

 

17\12\2016

 

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 research he had done.

 

 

14\06\2016

 
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 Graves.co.uk (Thanks to Mick for the help)
I will shortly be putting them in the Gallery of the website.
 
 

16\03\2016

 
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 has been in contact. 

 

 

 

 

12\10\2015

 

A possible missing name off the Memorial -

 

John Tripp (also known as John Trippier\Trippett)

Rank:
Private
Service No:
16628
Date of Death:
12/12/1915
Age:
18
Regiment/Service:
 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
 
9th Bn.
Panel Reference:
 
Memorial:
DOIRAN MEMORIAL
 
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

 

21\7\2015

 

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.

 

15\1\2015

 

Happy New Year !!

 

I have been adding more names and information.

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

 

 

24\9\2014

 

If possible are you able to contribute pictures and information on these names?

 

I am adding some pictures to the Gallery, so you are welcome to have a look.

 

19\9\2014

 

Alongside those who fell during WW1 are the names of the soldiers whose 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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