Added new information on the profile of Arnold (Ainsworth) Blackwell, Discharged in 1919
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!
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
Given that I have expanded my website a lot in 5 years I decided to update my website front page
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
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
Two new pictures and some information about one of the men who returned from WW1 have been sent to me via his relation.
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 !.
I also updated another website called war memorials online with information regarding the memorial and my website.
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.
I have added a new page Medals and Awards to help identify medals awarded.
Whilst continuing to add more information.
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.
I have been adding more names of men to the RETURNED FROM DUTY
I have found over 30 names of men which I have added to the RETURNED FROM DUTY
With one or two interesting finds.
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.
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 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 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 men's 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 research he had done.
A possible missing name off the Memorial -
John Tripp (also known as John Trippier\Trippett)
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
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 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.
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.