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IMPORTANT: before consulting this list, please refer to the explanatory notes here

ABBOTT, Pte. Thomas, 15473; b. 11th April 1894 at Church, s. of Joshua and Hannah Abbott; lived at 10 Croft Street, Church; e. 18th September 1914; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (I.C.T., feet) 28th March 1916 (21); dis. back to duty 31st March 1916; w. August 1916; dis. (wounds) 14th January 1918. [3, 21A, 150, 219, 284, 314, 518, 608, 669]

ACASTER, 2/Lt. William, 27312; b. 4th November 1890 at Hull, s. of Robert Acaster; lived at 8 Melrose Terrace, South Parade, Hull; e. 17th November 1914 into 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. as Pte., 307; aptd. A/Cpl. 21st November 1914; transferred 2nd October 1915 to Army Cyclist Corps as 10483; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916, joining battalion on 25th May 1916; w. (gunshot wound, left thigh and shoulder) 1st/2nd July 1916 and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 4th October 1916; embarked for France 14th November 1916, joining 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. on 30th November; returned to England to join Officer Cadet unit 22nd December 1917; attd. 5th (Reserve) Bn., Argyle & Sutherland Highlanders as unpaid L/Sgt. 23rd December 1917; attd. No. 140 Officer Cadet Bn. 8th March 1918; dis. to a commission in the Indian Army 10th September 1918. [3, 7, 104, 120, 355, 396, 580]

ACKRILL, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 17928; b. 30th July 1883 at Accrington, s. of Daniel and Margaret Ackrill; lived at 14 Burnley Road, Accrington; e. 28th December 1914; w. 1st July 1916, rejoining unit 13th August 1916; returned to England (sickness) 28th January 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th April 1917; returned to France May 1917 and posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 15th June 1917; w. 16th August 1917 and returned to England; transferred to Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) as 55388 12th July 1918; joined 18th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Trench Mortar Battery 19th August 1918. [3, 21E, 44, 164, 221, 262, 396, 552]

ADAMS, Cpl. William (Will) Charles, 15883; e. 22nd September 1914; lived at 53 Cog Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 359]

AINSCOUGH, Pte. Tom Wilson, 15839; b. 13th January 1896 at Whittle-le-Woods, s. of Richard and Ann Ainscough; lived at Chorley Old Road, Whittle-le-Woods; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1916; transferred to 17th Bn., Hampshire Regt. on 29th May 1917 as 38592, and later to 6th Bn., Wiltshire Regt. as 47868; dis. 26th February 1919; death registered Q1 1982 at Preston & South Ribble. [3, 284, 324, 355, 425; 21C as AINSWORTH, T. W.]

Arthur Ainsworth AINSWORTH, L/Cpl. Arthur, 17846; b. 17th September 1897 at Accrington, s. of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Ainsworth; e. 9th December 1914 at Accrington (17); machine gunner; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; dis. from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th February 1919; lived at Crown Hotel, 100 Blackburn Road, Accrington. [3, 21E, 43, 44, 49, 219, 250, 281, 284, 301]

Left: Arthur Ainsworth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 30th June 1917.

AINSWORTH, Cpl. Eli, 15156; b. 30th April 1889 at 4 Wellington Street, Chorley, s. of Joseph and Mary Ainsworth; bapt. 17th May 1889; lived at 4 Wellington Street, Chorley; e. 15th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; served with 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. before returning to 11th Bn.; k.i.a. 13th May 1917 (28); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 284, 359, 382, 396, 493]

Albert Akred AKRED, Pte. Albert, 20960; b. 2nd March 1886 at Accrington, s. of John and Elizabeth Akred; marriage to Annie Midgely registered Q4 1908 at Haslingden; lived at 7 Nuttall Street, Accrington; e. 14th June 1915 (29); w. 1st/2nd July 1916; rejoined 11th Bn. from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. March 1917; w. (gas) 11th/12th April 1918; dis. (sickness) from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 13th or 15th December 1918. [3, 43, 219, 221, 250, 253, 282, 284, 299, 314, 552, 579]

Left: Albert Akred. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 11th July 1916.

ALLAN, L/Cpl. Robert, 17948; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 176525; e. 4th January 1915; lived at 64 Pickup Street, Clayton-le-Moors; transferred to Army Reserve 29th June 1919. [21E, 44, 47, 359, 474]

ALLEN, Pte. Frederick Arthur, 27257 (formerly 10952 Army Cyclist Corps); transferred to 852 Coy., Labour Corps as 401966 and later to 43rd Bn., Royal Fusiliers as GS/108251. [7, 263, 426]

William Allen ALLEN, L/Cpl. William, 18003; b. 11th May 1884 at Accrington, s. of Horace and Mary Allen; m. Mary Ann (Polly) Barnes, 1907; lived at 14 Annie Street, Accrington; e. 9th or 11th January 1915; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (influenza) 27th March 1916; dis. back to duty 13th April 1916; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (32); bd. Serre Road Cem., No.3, Serre. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 49, 111, 253, 284, 299, 359, 608]

Left: William Allen. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th August 1916.

ALLSUP, Cpl. James, 15525 (Machine Gun Section); b. 22nd September 1895 at Clayton-le-Woods, s. of James and Susannah Allsup; bro. of 15524 Percy Allsup; e. 19th September 1914; w. with Z Company on 1st July 1916; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., shoulder) 4th July 1916 before transfer to U.K.; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35433; dis. to a commission in the Machine Gun Corps; m. Jessie Golledge, 8th May 1920; emigrated to U.S.A. post-war; d. 27th March 1962. [3, 20, 21C, 63, 120, 359, 396, 608]

ALLSUP, Sgt. Percy, 15524; b. 28th July 1897 at Clayton-le-Woods, s. of James and Susannah Allsup; bro. of 15525 James Allsup; e. 19th September 1914 (17); slightly w. 1st July 1916; w. in mustard gas attack, summer 1917; w. while on night patrol from machine-gun fire; police officer in Blackburn before emigrating to U.S.A. in 1922; m. Annie Weaver, 5th January 1922; d. 19th September 1966. [3, 20, 21C, 63, 219, 359]

ALMOND, Pte. Robert, 15383; e. 17th September 1914. [3, 21B, 219, 359]

ALSTON, Pte. A. [21C]

ALSTON, Pte. John, 18028; cousin of 15599 John James Alston and 15600 Thomas Alston; e. 14th January 1915; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at Thomas Street, Oswaldtwistle. [21E, 45, 116, 359]

ALSTON, Pte. John James, 15599; b. 28th September 1896 at Church, s. of John and Selina Alston; bro. of 15600 Thomas Alston, cousin of 18028 John Alston; lived at 54 Lion Street, Church; e. 21st September 1914; w. 27th May 1916, rejoining unit 9th June 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (75th Training Reserve Bn. as of 1st September 1916) 29th August 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35436 31st October 1916; returned to France 14th November 1916 and posted to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining unit on 29th November 1916; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 4th January 1917; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 31st March 1917; w. 29th September 1917 and returned to England; pmtd. Cpl. 30th October 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd December 1917; reduced to ranks 29th January 1918; returned to France 13th April 1918 and posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; w. (gas) 23rd August 1918 and returned to England; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 11th October 1918; demob. 7th May 1919. [3, 21B, 116, 262, 282, 284, 373, 552]

Tom Alston ALSTON, L/Cpl. Thomas (Tom), 15600; b. 20th July 1892 at Accrington, s. of John and Selina Alston; bro. of 15599 John James Alston, cousin of 18028 John Alston; e. 21st September 1914; lived at 54 Lion Street, Church; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 151951; transferred to Army Reserve 5th March 1919; marriage to Maud Lobley registered Q3 1925 at Blackburn. [3, 12, 44, 49, 116, 284, 299, 359, 396, 457, 552]

Left: Tom Alston. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 22nd July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

Walter Ames AMES, Pte. Walter, 18077; b. 26th August 1893 at Accrington, s. of Alice Ann Ames; e. 30th January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 6 Davy Street, Accrington; m. Teresa Cullen, 1919. [3, 21E as AMOS, W., 44, 156, 253, 299, 359, 375, 396, 552]

Left: Walter Ames. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th August 1916.

AMOS, Pte. John Edward (Jack), 18012; b. 26th June 1892 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of John Edward Amos and Elizabeth Amos; e. 11th or 12th January 1915; transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 89289; lived at 41 Albert Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 284, 338, 359]

ANDERSON, Pte. Henry (Harry), 15980; b. 2nd March 1897 at Accrington, s. of John and Mary Anderson; lived at 3 South Street, Huncoat; e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; adm. from No. 17 Ambulance Train to No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., left forearm) 3rd July 1916 and transferred the same day to hospital ship; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35463 31st October 1916; posted to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France 29th November 1916; w. 31st July 1917 and returned to England; returned to France 16th May 1918 and joined 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 28th May 1918; demob. 13th March 1919; m. Agnes Bradburn 15th November 1924 at St. Leonard's Church, Padiham; death registered Q1 1990 at Malvern, Hereford and Worcester. [3, 21B, 262, 282, 284, 324, 373, 552, 608, 609]

ANDREW, A/Sgt. Edward, 15178; b. 25th July 1891 at Crompton, s. of Matthew and Alice Andrew; lived at 26 Duke Street, Burnley Wood, Burnley; e. 15th September 1914; marriage to Edith Dyson registered Q1 1917 at Burnley; dis. (sickness) 23rd August 1917. [3, 21D, 113, 284, 299, 314, 552]

ARCHER, Pte. William John, 15213; b. 8th March 1896 at Accrington, s. of Alfred and Mary Ann Archer; lived at 162 Stanley Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; d.o.w. 13th November 1917 (21); bd. Aubigny Comm. Cem. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119, 322, 359]

ARMSTRONG, Pte. Charles Henry, 27258 (formerly 10th (1st Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10133 Army Cyclist Corps); b. 23rd December 1896 at West Hartlepool, s. of George Henry Armstrong and Sarah Eliza Armstrong; lived at 5 Charlton Villas, Estcourt Street, Hull; taken prisoner-of-war 15th November 1916 at Serre while serving with W Company. [3, 7, 284, 309, 365, 375]

Claude Armstrong ARMSTRONG, Cpl. Claude, 15601; b. 8th February 1892 at Accrington, s. of William and Ellen Armstrong; lived at 186 Higher Antley Street, Accrington; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and later to 8th Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. as 29653; w. 11th February 1917 with D Company; adm. Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital, Millbank, London (G.S.W., left leg) 15th February 1917; dis. (wounds) 12th June 1917; m. Elizabeth Sinfield 17th December 1917 at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors. [21A, 284, 314, 349, 386, 387, 552, 608]

Left: Claude Armstrong. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 24th February 1917.

ASHLEY, L/Cpl. Joseph James, 15978; b. 23rd July 1881 at Milldamhead, Dumfries, s. of James and Sarah Ashley; m. Sarah Thompson at St. Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood 2nd January 1904; lived at 4 Wellington Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 23rd September 1914 (previously served in Royal Field Artillery); aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 9th January 1915; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 25th March 1915; dis. from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (rheumatic fever) 7th January 1916. [21B, 221, 355, 506, 552, 633]

ASHMEAD, Sgt. W. [21A]; thought to be Sgt. William Ashmead who served in 1918 as 36555 with the King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) and lived at 101 Lonsdale Street, Accrington. [44]

ASHTON, Cpl. G. [21B]

ASHTON, Pte. George, 15589; e. 19th September 1914; lived at 3 St. Lawrence Street, Great Harwood; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; adm. County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans (shrapnel wound, scalp; later, melancholia) 4th August 1917 (33); dis. (sickness) 24th December 1917. [3, 21B, 219, 223, 314, 608, 669]

ASHTON, Pte. Richard, 15106; e. 15th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 23rd June 1915 (20). [21A, 314]

ASHWELL, Capt. Ernest; b. 10th November 1887; e. 17th February 1915 as Sapper, 66882, Royal Engineers; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 8th April 1915; aptd. Lt. 31st March 1916; w. 1st July 1916; m. Miriam Gertude Read at St. Michael's Church, Rushall 5th August 1916; transferred to Royal Engineers; aptd. Capt. 27th July 1917. [9, 10, 12, 22, 66, 164, 199, 406]

Fred Ashworth ASHWORTH, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 15179 (Machine gun section); b. 30th December 1894 at Burnley, s. of Richard and Emily Ashworth; lived at Albert Terrace, Burnley; e. 15th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21D, 119, 209, 217, 221, 284, 359, 379]

Left: Fred Ashworth. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 19th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

ASHWORTH, Capt. Herbert; b. 6th October 1886 at Norden, s. of John E. Ashworth and Mary A. Ashworth; e. 16th September 1914 as Pte. 15275 Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. L/Cpl. 18th September 1914; aptd. Cpl. 4th December 1914; aptd. 2/Lt. 18th January 1915; later Instructor at XIII Corps Bomb & Trench Mortar School; demobilized 29th January 1919; lived at Denehurst, Wilpshire, Blackburn; m. Dorothy Peace Beevers 1st June 1922 at Holy Trinity Church, Broadstairs. [9, 21A, 136, 156, 221, 625]

Robert Ashworth ASHWORTH, Pte. Robert, 15398; lived at 2 Riley Yard, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 511671. [3, 21A, 150, 263, 276, 359, 396]

Left: Robert Ashworth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 25th July 1916.

ASHWORTH, Pte. Wilfred, 17992; b. 1st September 1888 at Accrington, s. of John and Ann Ashworth; marriage to Agnes Nuttall registered Q3 1908 at Haslingden; lived at 33 Stanley Street, Accrington; e. 9th January 1915; attd. for shipbuilding duties with Messrs. Armstrong Whitworth Ltd. 15th November 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 5th April 1916; sent to France 29th August 1916 and posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 10th September 1916; returned to England August 1917, and posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th September 1917; transferred to 200th Protection Coy. Royal Defence Corps as 71642 29th December 1917; posted to 164th Protection Coy. Royal Defence Corps January 1918; transferred to Army Reserve P 8th June 1918; dis. 19th March 1919. [21E, 44, 164, 262, 284, 299, 552]

William Ashworth ASHWORTH, L/Cpl. William, 15981; b. 2nd December 1894 at Accrington, s. of William and Hannah Elizabeth Ashworth; lived at 25 Limefield Street, Accrington; e. 24th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 16th October 1916; m. Mary (Molly) Scholes at St. James' Church, Accrington 3rd March 1919; d. 16th May 1963. [3, 21B, 219, 284, 310, 314, 322, 552, 613, 669, 671]

Left: William Ashworth. Photograph courtesy of David Bent.
Full photograph

Herbert Aspin ASPIN, Pte. Herbert, 22178; b. 17th April 1898 at Church, s. of William and Alice Aspin; lived at 57 Market Street, Church; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (18); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 37, 111, 156, 518; 284 as ASPDEN]

Left: Herbert Aspin. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 28th April 1917.

Harry Aspinall ASPINALL, Cpl. Harry, 15384; b. Rishton, s. of John and Betty Aspinall; birth registered Q1 1894; lived at 85 Harwood Road, Rishton; e. 17th September 1914; w. November 1916; k.i.a. 24th February 1918 (24); bd. Roclincourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 150, 253, 284, 669]

Left: Harry Aspinall. Photograph courtesy of David Ingham, Jane Davies and the Lancashire Infantry Museum.
Full photograph

ASPINALL, Pte. William, 15780; b. Great Harwood, s. of John and Martha Ann Aspinall; lived at 12 Maple Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 66th Coy., Machine Gun Corps as 142893; k.i.a. 29th March 1918 (23); comm. Pozieres Memorial. [3, 4, 6, 21B, 37, 164, 284, 359]

ASTIN, Pte. Frederick, 15489; b. 25th May 1896 at 3 Bread Street, Burnley, s. of Annie Astin; e. 19th September 1914; attd. 94th Trench Mortar Battery; adm. No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station (I.C.T., right thumb) 12th March 1917 (20); dis. back to duty 18th March 1917; transferred to Royal Engineers as 309121 and later as WR/276835; lived at 40 Countess Street, Accrington. [21A, 44, 263, 359, 382, 608]

ASTLEY, L/Cpl. Robert, 15433; b. 5th February 1885 at 57 Hollinshead Street, Chorley, s. of Ellen Astley; marriage to Mary Alice Mullen registered Q1 1907 at Chorley; lived at 42 Queen Street, Chorley; e. 18th September 1914; No.9 Platoon; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (31); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21C, 120, 150, 284, 299, 359, 382]

ASTRIDGE, Pte. William Herbert, 15705; b. 31st March 1878 at Southampton, s. of Herbert and Elizabeth Astridge; lived at 11 Springhill Road, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 19th April 1917; w. 27th March 1918 and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 27th May 1918; transferred to Royal Defence Corps 1st August 1918 as 83673 and later to Royal Army Medical Corps as 205807; demob. 5th or 7th March 1919; marriage to Christina Gibson registered Q1 1919 at Burnley. [21D, 51, 164, 299, 355, 359]

ATKINSON, Pte. Herbert, 18069; e. 26th or 27th January 1915; lived at 26 High Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 359]

ATKINSON, Sgt. James Lang, 15913; b. 29th December 1880 at Accrington, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Atkinson; lived at Hyndburn Cottage, Singleton; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 27th June 1917; comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21E, 37, 49, 73, 119, 284, 359, 377]

Thomas Atkinson ATKINSON, Pte. Thomas, 15399; b. Accrington, s. of James and Ellen Atkinson; e. 18th September 1914; lived at 48 Spring Street, Accrington; k.i.a. 1st or 3rd July 1916 (20); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 116, 119, 284, 359]

Left: Thomas Atkinson. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

ATKINSON, Sgt. William, 15840; b. 18th July 1882 at Chorley, s. of John and Ellen Atkinson; e. 22nd September 1914 (32); transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn. as 48159); later served with Labour Corps as 618403 and 53rd (Young Soldier) Bn., Manchester Regt. as 59649. [21C, 150, 263, 355, 494]

BACHE, Pte. Ernest Edward, 15214; b. Hughley, Shropshire, s. of Mary Ann Bache; bapt. 20th December 1891; marriage to Florence A. Hamer registered Q2 1914 at Haslingden; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 98 Manor Street, Accrington; dis. 19th December 1918. [3, 21A, 44, 156, 263, 299, 314, 550]

BAILEY, Cpl. Albert Edward, 17861; b. Stacksteads, s. of Mary Ann Bailey; birth registered Q4 1879 at Rochdale; marriage to Betsy Taylor registered Q2 1903 at Haslingden; lived at 35 Robert Street, Accrington; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; transferred to 2/5th Bn., East Lancs Regt. [3, 21E, 44, 51, 219, 253, 284, 299, 359, 669, 672, 673]

BAILEY, Capt. Frank; b. 17th June 1887 at Blackburn, s. of John Henry Bailey and Eliza Alice Bailey; lived at Sunny Bank, Blackburn; aptd. 2/Lt. 9th November 1914; aptd. Lt. 5th May 1915; sent to England 16th July 1916 suffering from cardiac problems brought on by influenza; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd April 1917; aptd. A/Capt. 14th March 1918; demobilized 15th March 1919. [8, 9, 21B, 81, 164, 284]

BAILEY, Pte. James Thompson, 18046; b. 23rd August 1890 at Southport, s. of James Thompson Bailey and Jenny Bailey; e. 18th January 1915; adm. No. 4 Stationary Hospital, Arques (sickness) 9th and 24th March 1919 (28); dis. back to duty 8th April 1919; death registered Q1 1975 at Manchester. [3, 21E, 219, 324, 359, 552, 608, 610]

William Bailey BAILEY, L/Cpl. William, 15215; b. 16th June 1893 at Accrington, only s. of William and Emma Bailey; lived at 165 Burnley Road, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; k.i.a. 24th September 1916 (23); bd. Brown's Road Mil. Cem., Festubert. [4, 21A, 37, 49, 119, 284, 359, 539; 2 as born in Whalley]

Left: William Bailey. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 14th October 1916.

BAINES, Pte. George Henry, 27259 (formerly 10499, Army Cycl. Corps); W Company; adm. Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital, Millbank, London (influenza) 5th February 1917 (20); dis. to Barrack Hospital 17th February 1917; transferred to 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 7, 39, 375, 608]

John William Baines BAINES, Pte. John William, 15107; b. Church, s. of Albert and Mary Jane Baines; birth registered Q1 1894; lived at 112 Ormerod Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; d.o.w. 7th July 1916 (22); bd. Beauval Comm. Cem. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119, 253, 284, 299, 359]

Left: John William Baines. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 25th July 1916.

BALDWIN, A/L/Cpl. Edward, 22142; b. 31st January 1893 at Accrington, s. of Cornelius and Sarah Baldwin; lived at 114 Dowry Street, Accrington; e. 12th August 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; posted B.E.F. 25th July 1916, rejoining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th August 1916; w. (gas shell poisoning) 13th November 1917 and hospitalized in England; m. Elizabeth Ann Riddell 27th April 1918 at Accrington; classified as First Class Signaller 11th October 1918; dis. from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [263, 284, 355, 552, 579]

BALDWIN, Pte. John Richard, 15781; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 2/4th and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 28 Rishton Road, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 359]

BALDWIN, Pte. Joseph, 15602; b. Accrington, s. of Richard and Isabella Alice Baldwin; birth registered Q4 1894; lived at 20 Maudsley Street, Accrington; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 12th and later to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 27th March 1918 (23); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 253, 284, 359]

BAMBER, Pte. John Leo, 15000; b. 25th April 1893 at Accrington, s. of Thomas and Sarah Bamber; e. 14th September 1914; m. Eleanor A. Shires 8th January 1916 at Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, Accrington; lived at 73a Devonshire Street, Accrington; dis. 24th October 1918; death registered Q3 1969 at Blackburn. [21A, 253, 284, 321, 324, 359, 427, 552, 564, 669; 3, 44 as John LEO]

BAMBER, Pte. Thomas, 15640; b. 26th March 1894 at Chorley, s. of Thomas and Isabella Bamber; lived at 79 Botany Brow, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. as 58205; dis. (gunshot wound, left hand) 13th March 1919. [21C, 164, 284, 359, 494, 669]

BAMBER, Pte. Varlow, 15787; b. Accrington, s. of Edward and Elizabeth Bamber; birth registered Q4 1888; lived at 75 Dale Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; dis. 18th December 1915 (tubercle of lung); d. 27th December 1916 (28); bd. Church and Clayton Cem. [21B, 150, 164, 225, 226, 250, 253, 314]

BAMFORD, Pte. John, 15180; b. 5th November 1867 at Preston, s. of Robert Bamford; e. 15th September 1914; aptd. L/Cpl. 4th December 1914; aptd. Cpl. 12th March 1915; m. Jane Jones at Caernarvon 8th June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. September 1915; reduced to ranks 7th October 1915; dis. (anaemia) 16th June 1916. [21D, 250]

Click to enlarge BANCROFT, L/Cpl. Harold; b. 20th October 1889 at Accrington, s. of James and Elizabeth Ann Bancroft; aptd. to a commission in the 158th (Accrington & Burnley) Bde., Royal Field Artillery; posted to C/48th Army Field Artillery Bde. 30th January 1917; w. 31st October/1st November 1917; demobilized 13th February 1919; lived at Turfcote, Whalley Road, Accrington; m. Kathleen Mary Hargreaves-Wilson 9th January 1946 at All Hallows Church, Mitton; d. 6th October 1951 at Dyke Nook Lodge, Accrington. [21E, 88, 189, 321]

Left: Harold Bancroft. Photograph courtesy of James Edward Bancroft and Peter Osbaldeston.
Full photograph as an officer in the Royal Field Artillery

Roland Banks BANKS, Pte. Roland, 15216; b. 1893 at Leeds, s. of Robert and Eliza Banks; lived at 6 Aitken Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; orderly to Lt. C. Stonehouse; k.i.a. near German lines 1st July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 17, 21A, 37, 119, 253, 284, 359]

Left: Roland Banks. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th August 1916.

BANKS, Pte. Thomas, 20975; b. 1892 at Rishton, s. of Thomas Henry Banks and Nellie Banks; lived at 10 Station Road, Rishton; e. 21st June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 18th February 1916; re-transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd March 1916; posted back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France 4th August 1916, rejoining battalion on 6th August 1916; returned to England (sickness) 31st August 1916; dis. (sickness) 17th March 1917. [263, 284, 314, 355, 579]

BANNISTER, Pte. Albert, 15768; b. 2nd February 1898 at Church, s. of William and Betsy Bannister; bro. of 15603 Arthur Bannister; e. 21st September 1914; lived at 24 Albert Street, Oswaldtwistle; marriage to Doris E. Whittaker registered Q2 1923 at Blackburn. [3, 21B, 44, 156, 219, 253, 284, 299, 359, 552]

BANNISTER, Pte. Arthur, 15603; b. Church, s. of William and Betsy Bannister; bro. of 15768 Albert Bannister; birth registered Q2 1896; e. 21st September 1914; lived at 45 Albert Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21B, 44, 156, 219, 253, 284, 359]

BANNISTER, Pte. Walter, 20966; b. 15th January 1892 at Church, s. of William and Betsy Bannister; marriage to Elizabeth (Lizzie) Cansfield registered Q1 1915 at Blackburn; e. 15th June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 13th February 1916 as 10030; embarked 24th April 1916 to join B.E.F.; posted to 76th Coy., Machine Gun Corps 29th July 1916; lived at 7 Aspden Lane, Oswaldtwistle; w. (accidental injury) 6th September 1918; demob. 10th February 1919. [44, 156, 263, 284, 299, 355, 552, 579]

BARKER, Pte. James, 15157; b. 23rd March 1888 at Wigan; marriage to Elizabeth Watson registered Q2 1909 at Chorley; lived at 8 Regent Street, Coppull, e. 15th September 1914; transferred to 1st/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; taken prisoner-of-war 28th/29th March 1918. [3, 20, 21C, 219, 284, 299, 359, 365]

BARLOW, Pte. Edmund, 15300; b. 7th October 1894 at Blackburn, s. of William and Ellen Barlow; marriage to Florrie Dewhurst registered Q1 1914 at Blackburn; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., left leg) 4th July 1916 and transferred the same day to hospital ship; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., and then to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 18th August 1917 (22); bd. Bedford House Cem. Encl. No.4, Zillebeke. [2, 3, 4, 21B, 37, 120, 359, 396, 503, 608]

BARNES, T/Sgt. Edgar, 15314; b. Accrington, s. of Albert and Alice Ann Barnes; birth registered Q2 1889; e. 17th September 1914; adm. to No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station (trench foot) 12th March 1917, and transferred to No. 22 Ambulance Train 13th March 1917; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 32 Owen Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 219, 221, 253, 284, 359, 608]

BARNES, Cpl. Ernest, 17942; b. 15th March 1890 at Accrington, s. of John and Sarah Elizabeth Barnes; e. 4th January 1915; W Company; adm. No. 18 General Hospital, Camiers (contusions back, legs and arms) 4th January 1917, and transferred to hospital ship 6th January 1917; lived at 10 Oxford Street, Accrington; transferred to Hampshire Regt. as 04314; marriage to Ada Buckley registered Q2 1922 at Haslingden. [3, 21E, 44, 164, 221, 284, 299, 359, 552, 608]

George Barnes BARNES, L/Cpl. George, 15479; b. 24th March 1893 at Rishton, s. of Daniel and Elizabeth Barnes; lived at 28 Clifton Street, Rishton; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 284, 343, 359, 540]

Left: George Barnes. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th August 1916.

BARNES, Pte. George Worsick, 15217; b. Accrington, s. of James and Mary Barnes; birth registered Q4 1873; m. Priscilla Maudsley 9th February 1896 at St. James' Church, Accrington; lived at 44 Robert Nuttall Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (42); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 21A, 37, 119, 156, 253, 284, 359, 551]

BARNES, Cpl. James, 15301; b. 18th April 1894 at Westhoughton, s. of George and Martha Barnes; lived at 37 Burton Street, Rishton; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th and later to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35416; taken prisoner-of war 27th May 1918 at Guyencourt. [3, 21B, 35, 47, 284, 359, 365, 373, 396]

BARNES, Sgt. James, 15789; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 193957. [3, 21B, 47, 282, 359]

James Barnes BARNES, Pte. James, 15788; b. 23rd December 1892 at Accrington, s. of John and Alice Barnes; lived at 55 Garbett Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 21B, 37, 49, 120, 284, 359]

Left: James Barnes. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 19th August 1916.

Joseph Barnes BARNES, Pte. Joseph, 15769; b. 26th September 1887 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Richard and Alice Barnes; lived at 97 High Street, Rishton; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 2nd July 1916 (28); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 21B, 37, 119, 221, 284, 359, 371, 377]

Left: Joseph Barnes. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

Thalberg Barnes BARNES, L/Cpl. Thalberg, 15262; b. 1st February 1896 at Accrington, s. of John and Mary Ann Barnes; lived at 35 Spring Hill Road, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; dis. (wounds) from Depot 16th June 1917. [3, 21A, 43, 113, 116, 150, 250, 253, 284, 411, 552]

Left: Thalberg Barnes. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

BARON, Pte. Albert, 15914; b. Great Harwood, s. of Charles and Alice Baron; birth registered Q1 1897; lived at 16 Grimshaw Street, Great Harwood; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21B, 219, 223, 253, 284]

BARON, Pte. Alonzo, 17967; b. 7th December 1893 at Accrington, s. of William and Elizabeth Ann Baron; e. 5th January 1915 (21); marriage to Sophia Hulme registered Q3 1915 at Haslingden; transferred to Intelligence Dept., VIII Corps 4th July 1916; served later with I Army Corps in Italy, remaining there until the end of hostilities; demobilized 19th March 1919; lived at 29 Ranger Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 127, 219, 284, 299, 552]

Jonathan Baron BARON, Pte. Jonathan, 15315; b. 30th September 1892 at Accrington, s. of ex-Police Sgt. Henry Baron, and Elizabeth Jane Baron; lived at 182 Bold Street, Accrington; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st July 1916 (23); transferred to Labour Corps as 214945. [3, 21A, 42, 43, 47, 116, 164, 253, 284, 359, 411, 552]

Left: Jonathan Baron. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th July 1916.

BARON, Pte. Joseph, 20935; e. on or shortly before 2nd June 1915. [263, 359, 579]

BARON, Pte. William, 15478; b. Blackburn; marriage to Alexandra Maud Tiddy registered Q3 1914 at Blackburn; e. 18th September 1914; d. sickness 25th March 1916; bd. Port Said War Memorial Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 120, 299, 359, 377]

BARRACLOUGH, Cpl. Frank, 27275; b. 1879, s. of Martha Barraclough; lived at 30 Nurser Place, Bradford; e. 10th December 1914 at Bradford and posted to 16th (1st Bradford) Bn., West Yorks. Regt. as 1194; aptd. L/Cpl. 8th March 1915; aptd. Cpl. 1st April 1915; posted to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. as 9841 2nd October 1915; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; w. 1st July 1916 and hospitalised in England; posted back to 11th Bn. 15th June 1917 via 3rd and 1st Bns.; hospitalized in England 3rd July 1917; dis. from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th July 1918. [3, 7, 250, 281, 375]

BARRACLOUGH, Sgt. Fred, 27260 (formerly 9846, Army Cycl. Corps). [3, 7, 39]

BARRETT, Pte. Arthur, 15687; e. 21st September 1914; dis. (sickness) 21st February 1919 (34). [3, 21D, 219, 314]

BARRETT, L/Cpl. Ralph, 27276; b. 10th February 1889 at Bradford; m. Gertrude Mitchell 15th November 1909 at St. John's Church, Horton Lane, Bradford; lived at 69 New Cross St., West Bowling, Bradford; e. 9th February 1915 into 18th (2nd Bradford) Bn., West Yorks. Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) as Pte., 23; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 15th March 1915; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 23rd June 1915; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10092; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 27276 22nd May 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England; dis. 12th June 1917. [3, 7, 39, 262, 375, 396]

William Barrett BARRETT, 2/Lt. William; b. 20th December 1891 at Burnley, s. of William and Emma Jane Barrett; lived at 60 Hollingreave Road, Burnley; e. 19th December 1914 as Pte., 5282, Army Pay Corps; transferred to 153rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery and aptd. A/Sgt. 29th June 1915; aptd. A/Q.M.S. 23rd July 1915; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 27th June 1916; k.i.a. 11th August 1916 (24); bd. St. Vaast Post Mil. Cem., Richebourg-l'Avoue. [37, 128, 284]

Left: William Barrett. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 19th August 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

Richard Barron BARRON, Pte. Richard, 16056; b. 4th February 1891 at Rufford, s. of Daniel and Annie Barron; lived at Church Villas, Rufford; e. 26th September 1914. [3, 21C, 150, 156, 284, 359, 375, 381]

Left: Richard Barron. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

BARROW, Sgt. Ernest, 16050; b. 26th March 1871 at Crawshawbooth, s. of Richard and Sarah Barrow; m. Jane Armistead 25th May 1893 at All Saints' Church, Goodshaw; lived at 214 Manchester Road, Burnley; e. 25th September 1914; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (I.C.T., feet) 28th March 1916 (45); dis. back to duty 31st March 1916; d. 23rd August 1956. [3, 21D, 219, 310, 352, 359, 424, 552, 608]

Richard Barrow BARROW, Pte. Richard Charles, 15841 (battalion bomber); b. 11th June 1891 at Broughton, Preston, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Barrow; lived at The Cross, Charnock Richard; e. 22nd September 1914 at Chorley; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (25); dis. (wounds) 31st January 1917; d. 18th June 1984 (93). [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 284, 382, 412]

Left: Richard Barrow. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

BARTON, Pte. J., 15688; e. 21st September 1914. [21D, 39]

BARTROP, Pte. William, 15001; b. 5th November 1883; e. 14th September 1914; admitted to Weir Hospital, Balham (sickness) 19th June 1916; transferred to Army Reserve (sickness) 7th March 1917; lived at 84 Manor Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 113, 314, 355, 552]

Walter Bateman BATEMAN, Pte. Walter, 27261; b. 1890 at Hull, Yorks., s. of Frederick Joseph and Fanny Bateman; m. Ethel Jackson 9th April 1914 at St. Peter's Church, Drypool, Hull; lived at 105 Arundel Street, Hull; e. into 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. as Pte., 899; posted to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10477; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; w. 1st-5th July 1916; k.i.a. 26th August 1916 (26); comm. Loos Memorial. [2, 4, 7, 104, 111, 308, 396 and by analogy with service records of other men who transferred from the Cycl. Corps]

Left: Walter Bateman with his wife, Ethel, and daughter, Gladys. Photograph courtesy of Walter's great-nephew, Peter Lee.

BATESON, Pte. Thomas, 16030; b. 1897/8 at Rishton, s. of Nelson and Hannah Bateson; lived at 315 Railway Street, Nelson; e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35408 before returning to 11th Bn.; k.i.a. 27th March 1918; comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 21D, 37, 150, 217, 284, 359, 377, 396]

BATH, Cpl. Francis (Frank), 15108; b. Accrington, s. of Alfred and Mary Bath; birth registered Q2 1886; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 297 Blackburn Road, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 221, 253, 284, 359, 428]

BATTERSBY, 2/Lt. Reginald St. John Beardsworth; b. 26th February 1900 at Manchester, s. of Walter Schofield Battersby and Susanna Battersby; e. 30th January 1915 (14) as Pte. 23438, 14th Bn., Manchester Regt.; aptd. L/Cpl. 2nd February 1915; aptd. 2/Lt. 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th May 1915; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. April 1916; w. 1st July 1916; rejoined 11th Bn. September 1916; severely w. by shellfire 7th/8th March 1917 near Puisieux-au-Mont; transferred to Royal Engineers 18th March 1918; demobilized 20th September 1920; vicar of Chittoe, near Devizes, 1933-1972. [12, 23, 57, 156, 164, 175, 406]

BAXTER, Pte. Joseph, 15604; e. 21st September 1914; lived at 25 Barnes Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 219, 359]

BAXTER, Pte. Richard, 15560; b. 1888/9 at Carleton, Yorks., s. of John and Sarah Baxter; birth registered Q1 1889; lived at 4 Queen Street, Nelson; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (27); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21D, 119, 217, 221, 253, 284, 359]

Arthur Beacall

BEACALL, 2/Lt. Arthur; b. 17th August 1895, s. of Thomas and Eleanor Rebecca Beacall; lived at Quedgeley, Gloucestershire; e. 20th August 1914 as Private 10463, 6th Bn., Somerset Light Infantry; aptd. L/Cpl. 5th September 1914; aptd. Cpl. 14th December 1914; aptd. Sgt. 2nd August 1915; aptd. 2/Lt. 10th Bn., East Lancs Regt. 26th November 1915; m. Edith Maud Brewer 7th June 1916; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 attd. to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (20); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [4, 24, 37, 164]

Left: Arthur Beacall. Photograph courtesy of Bob Brunsdon.

David Beaghan BEAGHAN, Pte. David, 15316; b. 22nd February 1895 at Accrington, s. of John and Rachel Beaghan; bro. of 15770 Robert Beaghan; lived at 38 Scaitcliffe Street, Accrington; e. 17th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (22); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 49, 119, 133, 156, 359; 221 and 284 as BEAGHAM]

Left: David Beaghan. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th May 1917.

BEAGHAN, Pte. Robert Henry, 15770; b. 31st December 1892 at Accrington; s. of John and Rachel Beaghan; bro. of 15316 David Beaghan; lived at 16 Brook Street, Rishton; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 651863. [3, 21B, 44, 49, 133, 156, 359; 263 as BEACHAN, 221 and 284 as BEAGHAM]

BEARD, Pte. Ernest, 15218; b. 20th April 1890 at Wigan, s. of Joseph and Mary Ann Beard; marriage to Ethel Asten registered Q2 1912 at Haslingden; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 41 William Street, Accrington; dis. (wounds) 28th February 1919 (28). [3, 21A, 44, 113, 156, 284, 299, 314, 552]

BEATTIE, Sgt. Frederick (Fred), 15490; b. 13th April 1897 at Accrington, s. of James and Flora Beattie; e. 19th September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10760; lived at 49 Water Street, Accrington; transferred to Army Reserve 27th February 1919. [21A, 44, 49, 150, 284, 359, 436]

BEAUMONT, Lt. George Joseph; b. 6th July 1892 at Galt, Ontario, s. of Ernest J. and Helen M. Beaumont; e. as Pte. 9535, Canadian Expeditionary Force 22nd September 1914; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd April 1915; aptd. Lt. 2nd July 1916; d. 24th January 1917 (24) of wounds sustained from the accidental detonation of a Mills bomb on 18th January; bd. Varennes Mil. Cem. [9, 37, 82, 83, 164]

Harold Bell BELL, Pte. Harold M.M., 15737; b. 31st July 1896 at Burnley, s. of Robert and Mary Bell; lived at 87 Albert Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; awarded M.M. August 1918 (22) for repairing telephone wires whilst fully exposed to enemy shell-fire. [3, 21D, 38, 217, 219, 359, 379]

Left: Harold Bell. Photograph from the Burnley News of 24th August 1918, courtesy of Denis Otter.

Joseph Bell BELL, Pte. Joseph, 17882; s. of Joseph Bell; m. Mary Ann Howley 28th March 1914 at the Register Office, Blackburn (28); lived at 16 Oxford Street, Accrington; e. 15th or 16th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (31); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [4, 21E, 37, 111, 199, 321, 359, 377; 2 has Joseph born at Borough, Lincolnshire]

Left: Joseph Bell. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th August 1916.

BENBOW, Pte. Arthur, 20984; b. 23rd May 1898 at Colne, s. of George Ephraim Benbow and Mary Ann Benbow; lived at 4 Essex Street, Colne; e. 22nd June 1915; slightly w. 29th May 1916; w. (mustard gas shell poisoning) 5th September 1917 while serving with X Company, and hospitalized in England; demob. 29th March 1919. [263, 284, 355, 552, 579]

Edwin Bennett BENNETT, Pte. Edwin, 15057; b. 1891/2 at Newcastle-upon-Tyne, s. of Edwin and Emma Bennett; marriage to Ada Taylor registered Q3 1912 at Burnley; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 72 Trafalgar Street, Burnley; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 214949; dis.(wounds) 21st August 1917. [3, 21D, 156, 284, 299, 314, 396, 462]

Left: Edwin Bennett. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 9th September 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

BENNETT, Cpl. Thomas, 15953; b. 4th July 1895, s. of Thomas and Emily Bennett; lived at 25 St. Annes Road, Chorley; e. 23rd September 1914; w. during war. [3, 21C, 150, 219, 284, 359, 494]

BENSON, Pte. Charles Woodburn, 15455 (later 35461); b. 2nd October 1896 at Preston, s. of Charles and Mary Elizabeth Benson; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; adm. from No. 17 Ambulance Train to No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre 3rd July 1916 (G.S.W., head) and transferred the same day to hospital ship; w. September 1917 when Observation Post blown-in; transferred to Labour Corps as 412596, and to Royal Engineers as 363160; dis. from L. Signal Bn. 7th July 1919; lived at 251 Pringle St., Blackburn; m. Catherine Clara Bishton 24th September 1927 at Lapley, Staffs.; death registered Q3 1980 at Salisbury. [3, 21D, 164, 262, 282, 284, 324, 524, 608]

Jack Bentley BENTLEY, Pte. John Wilkinson (Jack), 15491; b. 4th January 1898 at Church, s. of Robert and Joyce Bentley; lived at 1 Bank Street, Church; e. 19th September 1914 (16); w. (shellfire) 1st July 1916 and hospitalized in England; embarked at Devonport 7th April 1917 for Bombay, disembarking on 6th June 1917; transferred to 1st (Garrison) Bn., Manchester Regt. as 45831 3rd January 1918; embarked at Bombay 23rd July 1918 for Singapore, disembarking on 3rd August 1918; demob. 24th April 1919; lived at County Arms Hotel, Blackburn. [3, 21A, 156, 355, 396, 429, 626]

Left: Jack Bentley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

BENTLEY, Pte. John, 17971; w. by artillery fire 5th May 1916; e. between 5th and 7th January 1915; lived at 31 Henry Street, Clayton-le-Moors; transferred to Northumberland Fusiliers as 70131. [3, 21E, 44, 150, 158, 164, 359]

BENTLEY, Pte. L. [21D]

BENTLEY, Sgt. Oswald, 15002; b. 13th February 1884 at Accrington, s. of John and Sarah Bentley; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 11 Lister Street, Accrington; k.i.a. 27th March 1918 (34); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 37, 44, 111, 221, 284, 627; 21A as BATLEY, O.]

William Bentley BENTLEY, Pte. William Henry, 17925; b. Church, s. of William Henry Bentley and Annie Bentley; marriage to Mary Cockshutt registered Q3 1914 at Haslingden; lived at 36 Water Street, Accrington; e. 28th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35445 and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; w. August 1917 (23). [3, 21E, 111, 150, 165, 176, 284, 299, 359, 396]

Left: William Bentley. Photograph courtesy of William's granddaughter, Michelle Bickerdike.
Full photograph of William, his wife Mary and daughter Bertha

BERESFORD, Pte. Stanley, 15605; e. 21st September 1914; w. August 1916; dis. (sickness) 20th April 1917. [3, 21B, 219, 314]

BERRY, Col. Sgt. John, 15842; e. 22nd September 1914; Mentioned in Dispatches gazetted 9th July 1919. [3, 21C, 38, 219, 359]

Thomas Berry BERRY, Pte. Thomas, 15526; b. 29th May 1889 at Heath Charnock, s. of James and Sophia Berry; lived at 66 Harpers Lane, Chorley; marriage to Margaret Rutter registered Q3 1914 at Chorley; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (27); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 156, 284, 299, 359, 382]

Left: Thomas Berry. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

BERRY, Pte. Thomas Henry, 15098; b. 9th July 1891 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Edward and Mary Elizabeth Berry; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 295 Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 21B, 44, 284, 299, 359, 428, 613]

William Best BEST, Pte. William, 15219; b. 12th February 1891 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of William and Esther Best; lived at 110 Randall Street, Blackburn; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and then to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 9th October 1917 (26); comm. Tyne Cot Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 150, 202, 284, 352, 359]

Left: William Best. Photograph courtesy of Phil Best.
Full photograph

Stanley Bewsher BEWSHER, Pte. Stanley DeMaine M.M., 18048; b. 16th July 1895 at Markington, s. of John Joseph and Emily Bewsher; lived at Waterloo, Markington; e. 18th/19th January 1915; w. 1st July 1916; awarded M.M for firing a Lewis-gun from a shell hole in No Man's Land to prevent the enemy advancing along his communication trenches (1st July 1916); after hospital treatment spent remainder of war as transport driver/chauffeur at Army Depots in Manchester and north-east (Royal Army Service Corps, M/397902); marriage to Mabel Booker registered Q3 1916 at Pateley Bridge; left Army 1919, worked as driver until 1921; farmer in Yorkshire until retirement in 1968; d. 1987 (92). [3, 21E, 38, 150, 156, 263, 284, 299, 359, 396]

Left: Stanley Bewsher. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

BIBBY, Pte. James, 15075; b. 1879/80 at Rishton; marriage to Georgina Stinson registered Q3 1900 at Blackburn; lived at 19 Edge End, Great Harwood; e. 14th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 11th March 1915. [21B, 47, 223, 263, 284, 299]

Cyril Billington BILLINGTON, Cpl. Walter Cyril (Cyril), 27274 (formerly 97 10th (1st Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10073 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Hull, s. of Walter and Kate Adelaide Billington; birth registered Q1 1894; lived at 27 Rensburg Street, Hull; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (24); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 111, 253, 284]

Left: Cyril Billington, as a corporal in the East Yorkshire Regiment. Photograph courtesy of Dan Billington.
Full photograph

Herbert Birch BIRCH, Pte. Herbert, 17843; b. 9th August 1884 at Clitheroe, s. of Walter and Alice Birch; lived at 162 Richmond Hill Street, Accrington; e. 9th December 1914; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to Army Service Corps as R/367038; dis. 25th April 1919; marriage to Emily Snape registered Q3 1922 at Preston. [3, 12, 39, 195, 263, 284, 299, 359, 396, 552, 669; 21E as BIRTCH]

Left: Herbert Birch. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

BIRCH, Pte. James Edward, 17996; e. 9th January 1915; X Company; adm. No. 18 General Hospital, Camiers (enteritis) 29th April 1916 (30); dis. back to duty 30th May 1916; adm. 149th Field Ambulance (P.U.O.) 4th August 1917 (31); dis. back to duty 8th August 1917 (attd. 31st Division Salvage); lived at 108 Stanley Street, Accrington; w. 28th September 1918. [3, 44, 150, 219, 359, 608; 21E as BIRTCH]

BIRD, Sgt. Fred, 15220; b. 12th March 1895, s. of John and Catherine Bird of 30 Nelson Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 3rd July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th December 1915; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 16th February 1916; aptd. A/Cpl. 22nd April 1916 (confirmed 3rd July 1916); embarked for France 4th July 1916 and attached to 17th Bn., Manchester Regt. joining battalion and pmtd. to Sgt. on 12th July 1916; transferred 17th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 43151 1st September 1916; k.i.a. 23rd April 1917 (22); comm. Arras Memorial. [3, 21A, 37, 39, 150, 263]

BIRD, Pte. William Osborne, 15606; b. 23rd August 1879 at Crawshawbooth, s. of Thomas and Harriet Rebecca Bird; m. Jane Young (sister of 15952 David Young) 23rd September 1903 at Goodshaw; lived at 14 Commercial Buildings, Crawshawbooth; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (burns shell) 2nd July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 450590. [3, 21B, 284, 328, 359, 396, 423, 424, 608]

BIRMINGHAM, Pte. Richard, 15607; b. 1889; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to Manchester Regt. as 38269 and to Royal Engineers as 609414; dis. (wounds) 4th December 1916; lived at 30 Boyce Street, Upperthorpe, Sheffield. [21B, 263, 314, 669]

Charles Thomas Birtwell BIRTWELL, Pte. Charles Thomas, 15317; b. 12th April 1893 at 6 Arnold Street, Accrington, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Alice Birtwell; e. 17th September 1914; pmtd. L/Cpl. 25th March 1915; reverted to ranks 26th May 1915; signaller; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th T.R. Bn.) 9th August 1916 and to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October 1916; re-crossed to France 6th September 1917 and posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35412; lived at 65 Dowry Street, Accrington; dis. 19th March 1919. [3, 21A, 115, 127, 250, 320, 373, 396]

Left: Charles Thomas Birtwell. Photograph courtesy of Charles' grand-daughter, Jane Birtwell.
Full photograph of Charles, his wife and children

BIRTWISTLE, Maj. Frank; b. 10th May 1884 at Blackburn, s. of Jesse Hargreaves Birtwistle and Nancy Birtwistle; lived at York Cliff, Langho; e. 16th September 1914 at Accrington as Pte. 15276 Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. 2/Lt. 18th January 1915; transferred to 12th Bn. and aptd. Lt. 1st March 1916; posted to 4th Bn. and w. 21st March 1918; posted to 3rd Bn. on recovery, joining 2nd Bn. in France 6th June 1918; posted to Machine Gun Training Centre, Grantham July 1918; demobilized 10th January 1919. [9, 10, 21C, 139, 164, 284]

BIRTWISTLE, A/Sgt. John William M.M., 17864; b. 29th July 1889 at Accrington, s. of Henry and Martha Ellen Birtwistle; lived at 2 Moreton Street, Accrington; marriage to Nancy Cross registered Q2 1914 at Haslingden; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; awarded M.M. for good work whilst in charge of Lewis guns during the Battle of the Lys in April 1918; k.i.a. 28th June 1918 (28); bd. Le Grand Hasard Mil. Cem., Morbecque. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 38, 111, 284, 299, 352, 359]

BIRTWISTLE, Pte. Richard, 15109; b. 1892/3 at Hapton, s. of James Richard (Richard) Birtwistle and Margaret Birtwistle; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 135 Lodge Street, Accrington; k.i.a. 21st April 1918; comm. Ploegsteert Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 44, 111, 284, 359, 377]

BISHOP, Pte. Robert Harry, 17955; b. Grimsby, Lincs., s. of William and Hannah Bishop; birth registered Q2 1880 at Caistor, Lincs.; marriage to Betsy Ellen Rawcliffe registered Q3 1903 at Haslingden; e. 4th or 5th January 1915; transferred to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in Salonika; adm. No. 31 Casualty Clearing Station (pyrexia, benign tertian malaria) 1st August 1917 (37); transferred to Labour Corps as 393992; lived at 18 Moore Street, Accrington. [21E, 44, 51, 253, 263, 284, 299, 359, 608]

BISPHAM, Pte. Robert James, 22154; e. between 7th and 16th September 1915; transferred to 15th Company, Machine Gun Corps as 10031; adm. No. 18 General Hospital, Camiers (trench feet, severe) 25th November 1917 (35); transferred to hospital ship 30th November 1917. [263, 359, 579, 608]

BLACKBURN, L/Sgt. Seth, 15263; b. 23rd July 1885 at 201 Pall Mall, Chorley, s. of Seth and Ann Blackburn; lived at 52 Gillibrand Walks, Chorley; m. Jenny Cheer 1904; e. 16th September 1914 (previously served 8 years with The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.); pmtd. Cpl. 9th October 1914; pmtd. L/Sgt. 12th March 1915 (confirmed 7th August 1915); posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; dis. (sickness) 19th August 1916. [20, 21C, 39, 47, 150, 250, 263, 382]

BLACKLEDGE, Sgt. Thomas, 15221; b. 21st August 1893 at Accrington, s. of William and Ellen Blackledge; lived at 17 Corporation Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; death registered Q1 1974 at Haslingden. [3, 21A, 44, 219, 284, 324, 359]

BLACKSTONE, L/Cpl. John, 16057; b. 18th June 1893 at Croston, s. of Thomas and Mary Ellen Blackstone; lived in Croston; e. 26th September 1914; served in Bn. Machine Gun Section; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 111, 150, 359]

BLACKWELL, Pte. Lewis William, 15390; b. 28th December 1872 at Quenington, Gloucestershire, s. of Frederick and Charlotte Blackwell; lived at 8 Burnley Road, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 17th September 1914; dis. (medically unfit) 18th December 1914. [51, 352, 552; 355 as Louis William Blackwell]

BLAKEY, Pte. Fred, 21811; b. 1896/7 at Burnley, s. of Squire and Grace Blakey; lived at 24 Patten Street, Burnley; e. after failing three times; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); body recovered from No Man's Land 12th March 1917; bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 111, 284, 292]

BLAND, Pte. John Francis. [21C, 52, 150]

BLAND, Pte. Joseph, 15706; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 20 Rawlinson Street and 46 Duke Street, Burnley. [21D, 217, 219, 359, 630]

Thomas Theodore Bland BLAND, Cpl. Thomas Theodore, 17828; b. 28th April 1875 at No. 6, Yard 183, Highgate, Kendal, s. of Henry and Elizabeth Bland; m. (1) Margaret Agnes Lowe 24th December 1898 at Kendal; lived at 5 Devonshire Street, Accrington; e. 8th December 1914; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (scabies) 27th March 1916; transferred to B Company, 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35400 November 1916 [date from comparison against adjacent numbers]; transferred to Labour Corps as 117926 4th October 1917 [date from comparison against adjacent numbers]; m. (2) Mary Jane Ball 14th February 1920 at St. James Church, Wigan; d. 30th November 1933 at Kendal. [21E, 51, 263, 284, 324, 359, 363, 601, 602, 607, 608]

Left: Thomas Theodore Bland. Photograph courtesy of Thomas' granddaughter, Dorothy German.
Full photograph

BLEASDALE, Pte. Robert Edward Cunningham, 15003; b. 9th August 1872 at Accrington, s. of Richard Cunningham Bleasdale and Sarah Ann Bleasdale; m. Mary Jane Riley 8th August 1892 at Accrington; e. 14th September 1914; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (shell shock) 27th June 1916; dis. back to duty 28th June 1916; attd. 4th Army Mus. School and 3rd E.B. Depot before being transferred to 43rd Bn., Royal Fusiliers as GS/112281; lived at 122 Avenue Parade, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 115, 150, 284, 398, 432, 551, 552, 608]

BLENKINSOP, Sgt. James Walter M.M., 27262; b. 7th August 1890 at Whitton, Stockton; e. 28th September 1914 as Pte. 664 18th Bn., Durham Light Infantry; transferred 2nd October 1915 to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. as 10334; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916, joining unit on 25th May 1916; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 15th July 1916; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 28th August 1916; aptd. A/Cpl. 17th October 1916; confirmed as Cpl. 11th January 1917; aptd. L/Sgt. 12th January 1917; aptd. A/Sgt. 16th February 1917; confirmed as Sgt. 25th March 1917; w. 28th June 1918; M.M. gazetted 14th May 1919. [3, 7, 38, 262, 375, 552]

Harry Bloor BLOOR, Pte. Harry Cecil, 18047; b. 18th March 1898 at Rotherham, s. of Walter and Elizabeth Bloor; lived at 8 Hollins Lane, Accrington; e. 18th January 1915 at Accrington; w. 1st July 1916; dis. (wounds) 5th June 1917; emigrated to Canada on the S/S Melita, departing Liverpool on 15th June 1918 for New York; m. Sarah Ellen Tucker 26th April 1922 at Christ Church, Macleod, Alberta, Canada; returned to England 22nd May 1926 on the S/S Montclare departing Montreal for Liverpool; d. 1st January 1976; bd. Accrington Cem. [3, 21E, 41, 43, 58, 113, 116, 150, 156, 321, 396, 637, 638]

Left: Harry Bloor. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

BOARDMAN, L/Cpl. Edward, 17892; e. 16th or 17th December 1914. [3, 21E, 219, 359, 669]

BOARDMAN, L/Cpl. Thomas, 18024; e. between 12th and 14th January 1915; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (P.U.O.) 20th December 1916, and transferred to No. 28 Ambulance Train 23rd December 1916; lived at 24 Union Street, Accrington; d. 29th July 1968 (77). [3, 21E, 44, 272, 359, 375, 608]

William Boden BODEN, A/Cpl. William (Billy), 15177; b. Burnley, s. of James and Mary Boden; marriage to Esther Hugill registered Q4 1913 at Burnley; lived at 9 and/or 11 Tennis Street, Burnley; e. 15th September 1914; adm. County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans (G.S.W., right thigh) 16th August 1916; dis. back to duty 3rd February 1917; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d. pneumonia 6th/7th March 1917 (24); bd. Worsthorne Wesleyan Chapelyard. [3, 4, 21D, 37, 111, 217, 284, 288, 290, 299, 359, 608]

Left: William Boden. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 17th March 1917, courtesy of Denis Otter.

William Bolton BOLTON, Pte. William, 15641; b. 1st December 1890 at Chorley, s. of James and Jane Elizabeth Bolton; lived at 280 Moor Road, Chorley; marriage to Nellie Evans at St. George's Church, Chorley registered Q2 1914; e. 21st September 1914; No.9 Platoon; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21C, 119, 150, 284, 299, 359]

Left: William Bolton. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

[Photograph of 15956 William Clarkson and 15641 William Bolton]

Harry Bond BOND, Pte. Henry (Harry), 15492; b. 22nd May 1898 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Thomas Valentine Bond and Mary Bond; e. 19th September 1914 (16); transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10772, Welsh Regt. as 62873 and Royal Engineers as 278215; lived at 77 Westwood Street, Accrington. [21A, 44, 263, 284, 359, 382, 578]

Left: Harry Bond.

BOOTH, Pte. Alfred, 15926, e. 22nd or 23rd September 1914; lived at 47 Eddleston Street, Accrington. [3, 21B, 44, 359]

BOOTH, Pte. Bertram Christian, 15791; b. 11th February 1894 at Consett, County Durham, adopted son of George and Christina Booth; e. 22nd September 1914; lived at 83 Dale Street, Accrington. [3, 21B, 44, 49, 111, 284, 359]

George Booth BOOTH, Pte. George, 18044; b. 6th November 1881 at Waterfoot, s. of George and Christina Booth; lived at 83 Dale Street, Accrington; marriage to Eleanor Coupe registered Q3 1913 at Blackburn; e. 18th January 1915; k.i.a. 22nd July 1916 (34); comm. Ploegsteert Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 111, 198, 284, 299, 359, 377, 541]

Left: George Booth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th August 1916.

Edward Borick BORICK, Sgt. Edward, 15004; b. 4th November 1865 at 38 Allan Street, Preston, s. of William and Jane Borrick; baptized 26th November 1865; m. Sarah Alice Crook 25th August 1894 at St. Peter's Church, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914 (previously served 12 years with 1st Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.); pmtd. Sgt. 22nd September 1914; posted to Depot 3rd September 1915; dis. from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 16th June 1916 (arteriosclerosis); lived at 11 Canning Street, Accrington; d. 23rd September 1917. [21A, 164, 183, 250, 370; 382 and 388 as BORRICK]

Left: Edward Borick. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 24th November 1917.

BORWICK, Cpl. James, 22082; b. 1891 at Preston, s. of Alice Ellen Borwick (née Ingham); lived at 11 Melbourne Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 24th June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; promoted L/Cpl. February 1916; promoted Cpl. 17th March 1916; promoted L/Sgt. 22nd April 1916; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancashire Regt. 23rd June 1916; reverted to Pte. 19th July 1916; transferred as 44717 to 12th Bn., Manchester Regt. 23rd December 1916; promoted Cpl. 11th March 1917; w. 14th April 1917; dis. from 3rd Bn., Manchester Regt. 1st February 1918. [156, 263, 314, 355, 579; 284 as James INGHAM]

BOTTOMLEY, Pte. Harry, 15885; b. 13th February 1895 at Bradford, s. of Aquilla and Martha Bottomley; lived at 14 Acre Street, Burnley; e. 22nd September 1914; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (I.C.T., feet) 28th March 1916 (21); dis. back to duty 26th April 1916; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to B Company, 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; adm. No. 34 Casualty Clearing Station (shrapnel wound, left hand) 21st January 1917, and transferred to ambulance train 22nd January 1917; dis. (wounds) 4th May 1917; m. Edith Hood 9th March 1918 at St. Andrew's Church, Burnley. [3, 21D, 150, 219, 284, 396, 552, 608, 611]

BOWERS, Sgt. John Edward, 15076; b. 27th April 1898 at Rochdale, s. of Samual and Mary Agnes Bowers; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to A Company, 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; adm. No. 28 General Hospital, Salonika (malaria) 9th October 1917 (19); dis. back to duty 27th October 1917; lived at 12 Henry Street, Rishton; marriage to Mary Ellen Lacy registered Q2 1925 at Blackburn; d. 11th May 1961 at Rishton. [3, 21B, 219, 284, 299, 310, 359, 552, 608]

BOWERS, Pte. Walter, 24430; b. 1890 at Blackburn, s. of Samuel and Hannah Bowers; lived at 5 St. James Street, Mill Hill, Blackburn; joined 11th Bn. from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 111, 221, 284, 377]

Willie Bowers BOWERS, Pte. Willie, 15790; b. Rishton, s. of John and Hilda Jane Bowers; birth registered Q3 1896; lived at 24 Empress Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119, 156, 195, 253, 284, 299, 359]

Left: Willie Bowers. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

Herbert Brabin BRABIN, Capt. Herbert; b. 17th August 1891 at Liverpool, s. of John Herbert Brabin and Kate Brabin; aptd. 2/Lt. 3rd April 1915; m. Winifred Jackson 25th July 1916 at Chadderton; transferred to 2nd Bn. (later 11th Bn.), Oxfordshire & Bucks. Light Infantry 24th October 1916. [9, 96, 164, 239, 299, 552, 553]

Left: Herbert Brabin. Photograph courtesy of Robert Lapes.

BRADLEY, Pte. Arthur, 20961; e. 14th June 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 2nd, 7th and 8th Bns., East Lancs. Regt. before returning to 11th Bn. [219, 359, 396, 579]

BRADLEY, Pte. John Crewdson, 16031; b. 18th February 1890 at Preston, s. of Henry and Elizabeth Ellen Bradley; bapt. 16th March 1890 at St. Luke's Church, Preston; e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. to a commission in The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. 29th January 1918; lived at 14 Rhoda Street, Nelson; death registered Q2 1951 at Blackpool. [3, 21D, 39, 113, 263, 281, 324, 359, 552, 631]

BRADLEY, Pte. William Henry, 24412; b. 11th April 1890 at Great Harwood, s. of John and Maria Bradley; lived at 62 Blackburn Road, Great Harwood; attested 11th December 1915; mobilized 14th February 1916 and posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. on 15th February 1916; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th May 1916, joining bn. in France on 24th June 1916; attd. to 94th Bde. as carpenter 31st July 1916, rejoining bn. on 2nd October 1916; w. 5th December 1916 and hospitalized in England; lived at 6 Holgate Street, Great Harwood; dis. 14th December 1917; d. 8th September 1919; bd. Great Harwood Cem. [37, 284, 355]

BRADSHAW, Cpl. Russell M.M, 15400 (Signalling Section); b. 7th February 1896 at Bolton, s. of William Edward (Will) Bradshaw and Eleanor Nora Sarah Bradshaw; lived at 129 Burnley Road, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914; best pal of 15402 Harry Bury; awarded M.M. for 28th June 1918 at La Becque; d. 12th July 1992 at Eastbourne. [3, 21A, 38, 156, 215, 219, 271, 284, 352, 359]

Recommendation for the award of the Military Medal to Russell Bradshaw: This N.C.O., was in charge of the battalion signallers during the operations of 28 June 1918, east of NIEPPE FOREST. Immediately the objective had been taken he went out to establish communication with the forward companies. There was considerable difficulty in getting connection further forward than the support company but this N.C.O., made repeated efforts under heavy machine-gun and artillery fire and ultimately succeeded in establishing and maintaining communication. The conduct of this N.C.O., during the whole operation was a magnificent example to his men. He worked continuously for 8 hours and in spite of constant shell fire he succeeded in maintaining connection with the front line throughout the operations.[38]

BRADY, A/Sgt. Daniel, 17950; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of Richard and Sarah Brady; marriage to Hannah Jane Gudgeon registered Q1 1914 at Oswaldtwistle; lived at 9 Stanley Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 4th January 1915; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt., then to 5th and later 1st/6th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 62389; d.o.w. 29th June 1918 (26); bd. Longuenesse Souvenir Cem., St. Omer. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 44, 111, 299, 359]

BRADY, Sgt. Henry (Harry), 15158 (battalion bomber); b. 9th November 1887 at Chorley, s. of James Brady; lived at 23 Queens Road, Chorley; e. 15th September 1914; marriage to Clara Dawson registered Q3 1915 at Chorley; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 654672. [3, 20, 21B, 150, 164, 282, 284, 299, 359, 416, 552]

BRAITHWAITE, Pte. William, 20962; b. 1888 at Rishton; m. Charlotte Stubbins 11th April 1914 at St. James' Church, Church Kirk; lived at 5 Canal Street, Church; e. 14th June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; dis. 16th June 1916. [250, 579]

William Breaks BREAKS, Pte. William, 17837; b. 11th October 1884 at Accrington, s. of William and Ruth Breaks; marriage to Fanny Hallworth registered Q1 1907 at Haslingden; lived at 86 Royds Street, Accrington; e. 8th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Worcestershire Regt. as 45822; dis. 1st June 1917 (32). [3, 21E, 263, 284, 299, 314, 396, 552]

Left: William Breaks. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th July 1916.

George Breckell BRECKELL, L/Sgt. George Edwin, 15361; b. 19th January 1889 at Burnley, s. of William Frederick Breckell and Margaret Ellen Breckell; the eldest of five brothers who fought in the war; marriage to Laura Haggar registered Q4 1911 at Burnley; lived at 252a Gannow Lane, Burnley; e. 17th September 1914; last seen badly wounded on the battlefield; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (27); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 91, 111, 217, 299, 359, 377, 554]

Left: George Breckell. Photograph courtesy of George Breckell's family c/o Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Burnley.

BRENNAND, Pte. Tom Ash, 15222 (previously served with Army Service Corps as Pte., 1260 1st March 1913 to 28th February 1914); b. 23rd March 1886 at Madras, India, s. of Betsy Brennand; husband of Eliza Brennand; e. 16th September 1914 into Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; w. 1st-5th July 1916; posted later to 2/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 242615; lived at 11 Hindle Street, Accrington; death registered Q1 1956 at Haslingden. [3, 21A, 44, 113, 250, 324, 359, 396, 552]

BRERETON, L/Cpl. George, 15110; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to Military Foot Police as P8950; dis. 14th December 1918. [21A, 263, 359, 430, 431]

Arthur Bretherton BRETHERTON, Pte. Arthur, 15434; b. 31st December 1889 at Eccleston, s. of Henry and Elizabeth Bretherton; lived at The Green, Eccleston; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. as 9926, rejoining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 25th May 1916 as 27263; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 196899; dis. 14th March 1919. [21C, 150, 263, 281, 284]

Left: Arthur Bretherton. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.
Full photograph

William Bretherton BRETHERTON, Pte. William, 16070; b. 5th August 1874 at Halsall Lane, Aughton, Ormskirk, s. of James and Margaret Bretherton; bapt. 27th August 1874 at St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Ormskirk; marriage to Maggie Shaw registered Q2 1909 at Wigan; lived at 33 Edge Green Lane, Golborne; e. between 16th September and 8th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (41); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 111, 299, 359, 382, 555]

Left: William Bretherton. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

BRICE, Pte. R.; see PRICE, Pte. R.

BRIDGE, Col. Sgt. James, 15385; b. 18th November 1892 at Great Harwood, s. of Absalom and Mary Ann Bridge; bro. of 24845 Robert Henry Bridge; e. 17th September 1914; lived at 86 Harwood Road, Rishton; d. 1982 (89). [3, 21B, 44, 219, 284, 330, 359]

Robert Henry Bridge BRIDGE, Pte. Robert Henry, 24845; b. 10th March 1889 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Absalom and Mary Ann Bridge; bro. of 15385 James Bridge; lived at 86 Harwood Road, Rishton; marriage to Margaret Hacking registered Q1 1916 at Blackburn; w. 19-24th June 1916 (27); death registered Q3 1970 at Darwen. [43, 219, 284, 299, 324, 338, 407]

Left: Robert Henry Bridge. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 11th July 1916.

BRIERLEY, Pte. John; b. 5th April 1887 at Blackburn, s. of Thomas and Mary Jane Brierley; lived at 77 Lancaster Street, Blackburn; d. 2nd February 1915 (27); bd. Blackburn Cem. [4, 21C, 88, 284, 444]

BRIGGS, Pte. Albert, 15192; b. 8th September 1880 at Blackburn, s. of James and Catherine Ellen Briggs; m. (1) Lily Bowker 26th October 1905 at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Blackburn; m. (2) Catherine McHugh, registered Q2 1912 at Blackburn; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 460419; dis. (sickness) 31st October 1918; lived at 17 Snape Street, Blackburn. [21C, 263, 284, 299, 314, 359, 402, 522, 552, 613, 669, 674]

Robert Briggs BRIGGS, Pte. Robert Ernest, 24417; b. 4th November 1890 at Bradford, Yorks., s. of Joseph and Isabella Briggs; lived at 25 Reedley Road, Burnley; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (25); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 111, 284, 380]

Left: Robert Briggs. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 26th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

Walter Briggs BRIGGS, L/Cpl. Walter, 15223; b. 24th August 1896 at Accrington, s. of Wilfred and Elizabeth Briggs of 347 Blackburn Road, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 12, 21A, 37, 112, 116, 252, 359]

Left: Walter Briggs. Photograph courtesy of Enid and Stuart Briggs.
Full photograph

BRINDLE, Pte. Adam, 22122; b. 29th December 1881 at Heapey, s. of Ralph and Elizabeth Brindle; lived at 129 School Lane, Brinscall, Chorley; e. 3rd August 1915 but recorded as having been posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st July 1915; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 11th August 1915; posted to 1st/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th February 1916, joining battalion at Oldham Post, Egypt on 15th March 1916; transferred to Royal Engineers 18th September 1916 as Pioneer, 272726; remustered as Sapper, WR 286620 3rd November 1917; demob. 11th August 1919. [51, 262, 263, 355, 574, 579]

Arthur Brindle BRINDLE, Pte. Arthur, 19110; b. 11th June 1890 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of William and Mary Ann Brindle; marriage to Florrie Challoner registered Q4 1912 at Blackburn; lived at 7 Rhyddings Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. February 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (26). [115, 121, 221, 281, 284, 299, 552]

Left: Arthur Brindle. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th July 1916.

Francis Brindle BRINDLE, Pte. Francis, 15159; b. 14th April 1896 at Brownedge, Walton-le-Dale, s. of Robert and Emma Brindle; lived at Halliwell Lane, Chorley; e. 15th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 111, 150, 284, 382]

Left: Francis Brindle. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

BRINDLE, Cpl. William, 15954; b. 4th September 1895 at Chorley, s. of William and Margaret Brindle; lived at 50 Bolton Street, Chorley; e. 23rd September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 604333. [21C, 150, 164, 284, 359]

Arthur Brittlebank BRITTLEBANK, 2/Lt. Arthur, 15293; b. 24th September 1890 at Burnley; e. 16th September 1914; m. Alice Pollard 16th February 1915 at Burnley; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 25th March 1915; pmtd. Cpl. 27th July 1915; instructed as bomber; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England; posted 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd September 1916; posted 21 Officer Cadet Bn. at Exeter 4th January 1918; dis. to a commission in Lancs. Fusiliers 19th June 1918; joined 23rd Bn., Lancs. Fusiliers 24th August 1918; dis. 18th March 1919; lived at 149 Coal Clough Lane, Burnley. [3, 21D, 113, 204, 206, 281, 317]

Left: Arthur Brittlebank. Photograph from the Burnley News of 8th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

BROADBENT, Pte. Herbert, 16026; b. 1894; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to Army Service Corps as ES/58907; dis. (sickness) 16th October 1916; lived at 21 Cromford Street, Sheffield. [21D, 164, 314, 669]

BROADLEY, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 17839; b. 30th March 1898 at Accrington, s. of John and Alice Broadley; lived at 89 Higher Antley Street, Accrington; e. 8th or 9th December 1914 (16); k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (18); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 49, 111, 359]

BROADLEY, Capt. Philip John O.B.E.; b. 15th March 1883 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of James Broadley; aptd. 2/Lt. 2nd V.B. East Lancs. Regt. 10th September or December 1900, served 1900-1908; m. (1) Bessie Moore 26th January 1910 at Sacred Heart Church, Accrington; aptd. Capt. Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 11th September 1914; returned to England suffering from hammer-toes, June 1916; transferred to home duties with 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt; awarded O.B.E. 1919; lived at Craigholme, Clayton-le-Moors; m. (2) Rosalyn Smalley 1947; chairman and joint managing director of Jas. Broadley Ltd., printers; d. 13th January 1962 at Great Harwood. [3, 9, 10, 13, 21B, 75, 263, 285]

Tom Broadley BROADLEY, L/Cpl. Thomas (Tom), 15111; b. 22nd December 1894 at Accrington, s. of William Joseph and Minnie Broadley; lived at 54 Sultan Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; transferred to 3rd then 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 2nd August 1917 (22); comm. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21A, 37, 43, 111, 150, 176, 282, 284, 359]

Left: Tom Broadley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 11th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

BROMLEY, Pte. James, 16004; e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (22); transferred to 1st, 2/5th, 2nd and 1/5th Bns., East Lancs. Regt.; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (G.S.W.) 25th August 1918, and transferred to ambulance train on the same day. [3, 219, 359, 396, 608]

BROOKE, Pte. Herbert, 27265; b. Hull, s. of Annie Elizabeth Brooke; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916 (formerly 317 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10486 Army Cycl. Corps); d.o.w. 11th August 1916; bd. Merville Comm. Cem. [2, 4, 7, 37, 112, 262]

BROOKS, Pte. G. [21E]

BROOKS, Pte. H. [21D]

BROOKS, Pte. John, 27264 (formerly 91 13th (1st Barnsley) Bn., York & Lancs. Regt. and 9868 Army Cycl. Corps); b. 1890 at Abram, Wigan, s. of John and Sarah A. Brooks; m. Clarice Liptrot 21st February 1914 at Cudworth; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 111, 221, 377, 556]

BROUGHTON, Pte. Edward, 17858; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; w. March 1917. [3, 21E, 150, 219, 359]

BROWN, T/Sgt. Fred, 26200; b. 17th March 1894 at Accrington, s. of Richard and Deborah Brown; lived at 58 Westwood Street, Accrington; e. 29th February 1916 (21); posted 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 1st March 1916; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th May 1916, joining battalion on 24th June 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., thigh & chest) 4th July 1916, and transferred to hospital ship on the same day; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 19th September 1916; posted to B.E.F. 7th November 1916 and back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 23rd November 1916; wounded again in spring 1918; aptd. paid A/Sergeant 5th April 1919; m. Jane Ellen Fielding 19th June 1919 at Accrington; pmtd. temporary Sgt. 20th June 1919; demob. 14th October 1919. [263, 284, 355, 396, 552, 608]

BROWN, Pte. Harry, 16005; b. 26th October 1893 at Chorley, s. of John and Alice Hannah Brown; lived at 16 Springs Road, Chorley; e. 24th September 1914. [3, 21C, 150, 219, 284, 359, 501]

BROWN, Pte. Henry, 15527; b. 15th August 1887; marriage to Elizabeth Nightingale registered Q1 1912 at Chorley; e. 19th September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 263, 359, 416, 552]

BROWN, Pte. Joseph, 15456; e. 18th September 1914; commisioned 26th March 1918 and aptd. 2/Lt., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 47, 263, 359]

BROWN, Pte. Percy, 27266 (formerly 952 11th (2nd Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10144 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Hull, s. of Pte. George Tyson Brown and Amy Brown; lived with grandmother at 11 Albert Terrace, Spring Street, Hull; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd and later 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 31st July 1917 (25); comm. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. [2, 7, 37, 104, 111, 299, 396]

BROWN, Pte. William, 15707; lived at 6 Colville Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914. [3, 21D, 217, 219]

John Brownley BROWNLEY, Pte. John, 7441 and 15844; b. 28th September 1871 at 231 Eaves Lane, Chorley, s. of Joseph and Mary Caroline Brownley; joined Loyal North Lancs. Regt. 21st March 1892; awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with four clasps (Belmont, Modder River, Orange Free State and Transvaal) and King's South Africa Medal with two clasps (1901 and 1902); m. Mary Jane Bateson 22nd November 1902 at Trinity Wesleyan Church, Chorley; dis. 20th March 1904; e. into Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 478667 15th December 1917; dis. 15th April 1919; lived at 10 Stephenson St., Chorley; d. 30th January 1922. [21C as BROUNLEY, J., 52, 164, 262, 342, 382]

Left: John Brownley. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.
Full photograph

Arthur Brunskill BRUNSKILL, Pte. Arthur, 15738; b. Burnley as Arthur HARGREAVES; adopted s. of Robert and Sarah Jane Brunskill; lived at 20 Princess Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (22); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 214, 217, 284, 359]

Left: Arthur Brunskill. Photograph from the Burnley News of 5th August 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

BRYCE, Pte. Robert, 15401; b. 19th November 1893 at Accrington, s. of Robert Craigie Bryce and Margaret Alice Bryce; e. 18th September 1914; lived at 115 Willows Lane, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 219, 253, 284, 359, 552]

BRYERS, Pte. Daniel, 15955; b. 2nd October 1880 at Rainford, s. of John and Margaret Bryers; m. Ann Haydock 13th April 1903 at St. James the Great Church, Wrightington; e. 23rd September 1914; w. during war. [3, 21C, 51, 150, 219, 263, 359]

Albert Buckel BUCKEL, Pte. Albert, 20979; b. 4th September 1895, s. of James and Mary Jane Buckel; e. 21st or 22nd June 1915; lived at Blackburn Road, Accrington; w. night of 30th June/1st July 1916; adm. No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station (G.S.W., back (abdomen)) 1st July 1916, and transferred to ambulance train 3rd July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 116, 219, 263, 284, 359, 400, 552, 579, 608]

Left: Albert Buckel. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

Frank Buckley BUCKLEY, L/Cpl. Frank M.M., 15528; b. 17th June 1896 at Chorley, s. of Frank and Elizabeth Buckley; e. 19th September 1914 at Chorley; signaller; w. (bomb) 8th August 1916 and hospitalised in Scotland; returned to France 18th June 1917 from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and posted back to 11th Bn.; aptd. L/Cpl. 1st August 1918; M.M. awarded for 28th September 1918; dis. 2nd March 1919; lived at 88 Devonshire Road, Chorley; d. 11th October 1943. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 250, 253]

Left: Frank Buckley. Photograph thanks to John Garwood and Phil Brooks.

[Photographs of Frank Buckley]

Fred Buckley BUCKLEY, Sgt. Fred, 15982; b. Whitworth, s. of John and Margaret Buckley; baptized 6th March 1884; marriage to Ellen Shearon registered Q2 1907 at Haslingden; lived at 633 Manchester Road, Baxenden; e. 24th September 1914; k.i.a./d.o.w. 14th November 1917; bd. Roclincourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 284, 299, 359, 389]

Left: Fred Buckley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st December 1917.

Robert Bullen BULLEN, Pte. Robert (Bob), 15708; b. Blackburn, eldest s. of William Henry and Jane Ann Bullen; lived at 35 Cardwell Street and 18 Raleigh Street, Padiham; e. 21st September 1914; d.o.w. 10th July 1916 (24) from action at Serre; bd. Padiham Cem. [2, 4, 21D, 119, 155, 204, 208, 217, 284, 359]

Left: Robert Bullen. Photograph courtesy of Terry Whittaker.

[Photographs of Robert Bullen]

BULLEN, Pte. Thomas, 16058; b. 22nd November 1894, s. of William and Ann Bullen; e. 26th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (21); transferred to 8th Bn. before returning to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d. in motor-cycle accident, 1924. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 359, 396]

BULLER, Pte. Philip, 15548; e. 19th September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 510629. [164, 359; 21C as BULLER, A.]

BULLOCK, Pte. David, 18049; b. 28th June 1892 at Church, s. of Luke and Jane Bullock; bro. of 15608 Herbert Bullock; e. 18th/19th January 1915; transferred to 1/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 1 Walmsley Street, Church. [3, 21E, 44, 150, 359, 375]

BULLOCK, L/Cpl. Herbert, 15608; b. 30th July 1895 at Church, s. of Luke and Jane Bullock; bro. of 18049 David Bullock; e. 21st September 1914; adm. 4th Stationary Hospital, Arques (G.S.W., left arm) 28th June 1918, and transferred on the same day to No. 9 British Red Cross Hospital, Longuenesse; lived at 1 Walmsley Street, Church; dis. (wounds) 3rd June 1919. [3, 21B, 44, 150, 219, 608]

BURLAND, Pte. John Willie, 24077; b. 27th June 1893 at Burnley, s. of William and Margaret Ann Burland; lived at 28 Manor Street, Nelson; e. 11th December 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 30th July 1917; marriage to Eva Illingworth registered Q3 1920 at Burnley. [253, 284, 299, 314, 375, 396, 552]

BURROUGHS, Pte. H. [21C]

James Richard Burrows BURROWS, Pte. James Richard, 15561; b. Burnley, s. of William Henry Burrows and Alice Ann Burrows; birth registered Q1 1891 at Burnley; marriage to Mary Ellen Lord registered Q3 1909 at Burnley; lived at 23 Whalley Street, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; d.o.w. 22nd June 1916 (25); bd. Couin Brit. Cem. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 217, 221, 253, 299, 359]

Left: James Richard Burrows. Photograph from the Burnley News of 1st July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

Albert Bury BURY, Pte. Albert, 15493; b. 1896 at Manchester, s. of Arthur and Clara Bury; bro. of 15224 Percy Bury; lived at 9 Cross Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119, 284, 359]

Left: Albert Bury. Photograph courtesy of Albert's great-nephew, Malcolm Bury.

Harry Bury BURY, Cpl. Harry M.M., 15402 (Signalling Section); b. 15th April 1896 at Accrington, s. of John Tattersall Bury and Mary Ellen Bury; e. 18th September 1914 (18); best pal of 15400 Russell Bradshaw; awarded M.M. for 28th September 1918; lived at 1 Manchester Road, Accrington; demob. 18th January 1919; m. Helena Mary Johnson 23rd April 1924 at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors; death registered Q2 1979 at Luton. [3, 21A, 44, 127, 284, 324, 349, 359, 434, 502]

Left: Harry Bury. Photograph courtesy of Harry's grandson, Craig Henderson.
Photograph of Harry and his wife Helena Mary on their wedding day

BURY, Lt. Henry (Harry); b. 7th December 1891 at Accrington, s. of Benjamin and Minnie Bury; lived at Antley Villa, Accrington; aptd. 2/Lt. Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th September 1914; aptd. Lt. 20th June 1915; struck off strength of battalion 28th May 1916 on being granted leave by War Office; demobilized 1st September 1921; d. 6th January 1976. [9, 11, 21, 140, 284, 310]

Percy Bury BURY, L/Cpl. Percy, 15224; b. 20th October 1890 at Scunthorpe, s. of Arthur and Clara Bury; bro. of 15493 Albert Bury; lived at 9 Cross Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; m. Mary (Molly) Saul 13th February 1915 at St. James' Church, Accrington; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 112, 150, 315]

Left: Percy Bury. Photograph courtesy of Percy's grandson, Malcolm Bury.
Full photographs in khaki, in Melton blue and as a civilian

BURY, Pte. Richard Henry, 15225; b. 22nd October 1881 at Church; marriage to Rosetta Uttley registered Q2 1903 at Haslingden; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 29 Lonsdale Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 253, 284, 299, 359, 552]

BURY, Pte. William, 17995; e. 9th January 1915; w. in leg by shrapnel 29th April 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 214950; lived at 22 Princess Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 150, 158, 164, 359]

BURY, Sgt. William, 18014; e. 11th or 12th January 1915; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 19-21 Moscow Mill Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 359]

Walter Byrne BYRNE, 2/Lt. Walter, 15709; b. 3rd July 1891 at Burnley, s. of Patrick and Alice Byrne; lived at 76 Plumbe Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 15th July 1916; admitted to 95th Field Ambulance with shell shock 12th August 1916, rejoining battalion four days later; aptd. A/Cpl. 26th August 1916; aptd. A/Sgt. 9th October 1916; confirmed in rank of Sgt. 18th December 1916; returned to England as candidate for a temp. commission 24th November 1917; dis. to a commission in the 3rd Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. 25th June 1918; k.i.a. 30th September 1918 (27) attd. 1st/4th Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.; bd. Beuvry Comm. Cem. Ext. [3, 21D, 37, 107, 113, 217, 221, 263, 284, 383]

Left: Walter Byrne. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 12th October 1918, courtesy of Denis Otter.

BYWATER, L/Cpl. Frank, 15609; b. 18th September 1899 at Bourne, Lincolnshire, s. of John Thomas Bywater and Maria Bywater; e. 21st September 1914 at Accrington (15); lived at 45 Stevenson Street East, Accrington; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th March 1916; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 17th March 1916; dis. (goitre, under-age) 16th June 1916. [21A as BYEWATER, 250, 284, 314]

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