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

Henry Calderbank CALDERBANK, Pte. Henry, 15845; b. Chorley, s. of Thomas and Mary Calderbank; birth registered Q2 1884; marriage to Catherine (Kitty) Riley registered Q2 1906 at Chorley; lived at 17 Duke Street, Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35446; k.i.a. 3rd August 1917; comm. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 221, 253, 284, 299, 359, 373, 396]

Left: Henry Calderbank. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

William Caldwell CALDWELL, Cpl. William James, 16032; b. Everton, s. of John Johnston Caldwell and Mary Emma Caldwell; birth registered Q1 1897; lived at 13 Standish Street, Burnley; e. 24th September 1914; retained in England as an instructor before being transferred to the 4th and 1/6th Bns., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as 92200; wd. (gas) 7th March 1918; wd. 24th June 1918 (21); dis. (wounds) 26th June 1919. [21D, 253, 279, 284, 299, 311, 314, 384]

Left: William Caldwell. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 20th July 1918, courtesy of Denis Otter.

CALVERLEY, Pte. Robert, 15782; e. 21st September 1914; lived at 36 Burton Street, Rishton; transferred to Royal Engineers as 615324. [3, 21B, 44, 263, 359]

Jack Calvert CALVERT, Pte. John (Jack), 15886; b. Burnley, s. of John and Annie Calvert; lived at 36 Carter Street, Burnley; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); a close friend of 15739 Fred Camm and 15582 Fred Stott, all three were killed in the attack on Serre; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 197, 359]

Left: Jack Calvert. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 12th August 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

Fred Camm CAMM, Pte. Fred, 15739; b. Burnley, s. of John William and Elizabeth Ellen Camm; birth registered Q2 1897; lived at 101 Gannow Lane, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 2nd July 1916 (19); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 253, 284, 359]

Left: Fred Camm. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 29th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

CAMPBELL, Lt. Samuel, R.A.M.C. [3]

CAMPY, Pte. James Henry; b. 1888 at Rishton; m. Mary Ellen Martin 27th April 1907 at Park Hill Chapel, Burnley; lived at 18 Alexander Street, Clayton-le-Moors; dis. from 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as medically unfit; re-enlisted 7th August 1915, and posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 22957 11th August 1915; transferred to The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 27th November 1915 as 33829, and posted to 3rd Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 29th April 1916; dis. 5th August 1916. [21B as CAMPEY, J. J., 262]

William Cannon CANNON, Pte. William, 15160; b. 24th April 1891 at Mottram, Cheshire, s. of Thomas and Mary Cannon; lived at Water House Green, Whittle-le-Woods; e. 15th September 1914; marriage to Frances Cuerden, sister of 15850 Austin Cuerden, registered at Chorley Q1 1918; d. 21st April 1966 (75). [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 258, 284, 299, 359, 552]

Left: William Cannon. Photograph courtesy of Phil Brooks.

CARDEN, Pte. James, 15353; b. 9th September 1886 at Blackburn; lived at 12 Union Street, Blackburn; e. 17th September 1914; previously served as Able Seaman in Royal Navy for 7 years, including Somaliland Campaign, 1902-4; dis. (sickness) 6th August 1915; re-enlisted 2nd February 1916, and posted to 20th Bn., Welsh Regt. as 35587 8th March 1916; transferred to 19th Bn., Cheshire Regt. 5th May 1916; returned to 20th Bn., Welsh Regt. 23rd May 1916; transferred to The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 31st May 1916, and posted to 24th (Works) Bn. as 43542; posted to 23rd (Works) Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 9th March 1917; transferred to Labour Corps as 192198 28th April 1917; dis. 10th August 1919. [21C, 262]

Thomas Carey CAREY, Pte. Thomas, 15494; b. Accrington, s. of Elizabeth Ann Carey; birth registered Q2 1884; lived at 5 Canning Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (32); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119, 253, 284]

Left: Thomas Carey. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th May 1917.

CARR, Pte. William, 16006; b. Chorley, s. of John and Mary Carr; birth registered Q2 1896; lived at 12 Harrison Road, Chorley; e. 24th September 1914; No.9 Platoon; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (20); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 253, 284, 359]

CARRIGAN, Pte. James, 15846; b. 3rd January 1882 at Chorley, s. of Miles and Mary Carrigan; m. Veronica Commons 4th June 1909 at Sacred Heart Church, Chorley; lived at 98 Lyons Lane, Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914; returned to England for hospitalisation (trench feet) 10th November 1916; transferred to 2/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 27th January 1917; transferred to 23rd Bn., Cheshire Regt. as 65195 24th July 1917; embarked for France 21st December 1917, and joined 1/5th Bn., Cheshire Regt. 29th January 1918; dis. 6th April 1919; d. 18th January 1937. [20, 21C, 150, 164, 262]

CARTER, Pte. Walter, 22130; b. 28th May 1894 at Newchurch, Lancashire, s. of George James Carter and Ann Maria Carter; m. Bertha Brown 8th August 1914; e. 5th August 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10758; posted to B.E.F. 25th April 1916; w. 30th July 1916 and hospitalized in England; re-posted to B.E.F. 15th July 1917, joining 246th Coy., Machine Gun Corps; joined 19th Bn., Machine Gun Corps on returning from leave on 8th March 1918; taken prisoner-of-war 10th April 1918 at Messines; returned to England 30th November 1918; demob. 10th April 1919; lived at 38 Cross Street, Oswaldtwistle. [284, 355, 365, 552, 579]

CASSIDY, Sgt. Francis, 15929; b. Haslingden, s. of Peter and Bridget Cassidy; birth registered Q2 1889; e. 22nd or 23rd September 1914; k.i.a. 6th August 1916 (27); bd. St. Vaast Post Mil. Cem., Richebourg l'Avoue. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 221, 253, 359, 377]

CATLOW, Pte. A. [21D]

CATTERALL, Pte. Ralph, 15264; b. 1893 at Chorley; lived at 7 Alexandra Street, Chorley; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England for hospitalization; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (subsequently 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 14th August 1916; returned to France 14th November 1916 and posted back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35417, joining unit on 23rd December 1916; w. (gas) 5th September 1917 and returned to England for hospitalisation; returned to France 14th April 1918 and posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining unit on 16th April 1918; dis. 19th March 1919. [3, 20, 21C, 262, 373, 396]

CATTERALL, Pte. Thomas, 15435; b. 1889 at Chorley; e. 18th September 1914; w. 15th May 1917 and returned to U.K. for hospitalization; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th September 1917; transferred to Royal Defence Corps 13th January 1918; transferred to Northumberland Fusiliers, and posted to 35th Bn. as 65599 9th March 1918; posted to 36th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers 25th April 1918; transferred to 13th Bn., West Riding Regt. as 43388 20th July 1918; dis. 21st February 1919; lived at 14 Knowles Street, Chorley. [21C, 262]

CAUNCE, Pte. Richard, 17989; b. Croston, s. of Henry and Ellen Caunce; birth registered Q1 1888; lived at 16 Milton Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 8th January 1915; dis. (medically unfit) 3rd February 1915. [253, 284, 355]

CHADWICK, Pte. Edward, 15794; b. Accrington, s. of Richard and Mary Chadwick; birth registered Q2 1895; lived at 25 Plantation Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21B, 119, 156, 253, 284, 359, 377]

CHADWICK, Pte. Harry, 17847; b. 1887 at Accrington, s. of Richard and Jane Chadwick; lived at 8 Midland Street, Accrington; e. 10th December 1914 (previously served with Lancs. Fusiliers); dis. 12th January 1915. [156, 250]

Henry Chadwick CHADWICK, Pte. Henry, 17997; b. 20th June 1896 at Accrington, s. of Louis and Margaret Ann Chadwick; bro. of 15112 Walter Chadwick; e. 9th January 1915; lived at 22 Park Road, Accrington; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (20); dis. (wounds) 4th July 1917. [3, 12, 21E, 116, 150, 219, 396]

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

Herbert Chadwick CHADWICK, Pte. Herbert, 15227; b. 1st September 1893 at Accrington, s. of William and Elizabeth Chadwick; bro. of 15226 Joseph Chadwick; lived at 17a Hope Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; slightly w. in leg by shrapnel 29th April 1916; transferred to 2nd/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 242663; taken prisoner-of-war at Eppey 21st March 1918. [3, 21A, 49, 113, 158, 284, 359]

Left: Herbert Chadwick. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 16th May 1916.

CHADWICK, Pte. Joseph, 15226; b. 31st December 1889 at Accrington, s. of William and Elizabeth Chadwick; bro. of 15227 Herbert Chadwick; lived at 17a Hope Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. (wounds) 2nd July 1917. [3, 21A, 49, 113, 156, 284]

CHADWICK, Pte. W. [21B]

CHADWICK, Pte. Walter, 15112; b. 27th September 1893, s. of Louis and Margaret Ann Chadwick; bro. of 17997 Henry Chadwick; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 22 Park Road, Accrington; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th December 1915; attd. for munitions duty 14th January 1916; rejoined 12th Bn. 4th February 1916; attd. for munitions duty 23rd February 1916; rejoined regiment 28th March 1918 and posted to Depot; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 4th April 1918; posted to France 13th June 1918, joining 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th June 1918; w. 2nd September 1918 and returned to England 7th September 1918; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. at Saltburn 5th December 1918; dis. (wounds) 19th February 1919. [3, 21A, 44, 113, 150, 250]

CHALLEN, Lt. Stephen Benjamin M.C.; b. 24th February 1892 at Preston; e. 14th September 1914 as Pte., 15054; aptd. L/Cpl. 20th October 1915; aptd. 2/Lt. 29th May 1917; joined 9th Bn., South Lancs. Regt. 14th September 1917 in Salonika; severely wounded 18th September 1918; awarded M.C. London Gazette of 12th December 1918. [3, 21D, 90, 113]

CHAMBERS, Pte. John, 17850; b. 28th August 1894 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of William and Sarah Chambers; e. 10th December 1914; lived at 22 Park Road, Great Harwood; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 2nd June 1917; m. Alice Lord 7th June 1919 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood. [3, 21E, 219, 223, 284, 314, 338, 396, 506]

CHAPMAN, Pte. Francis, 22151; b. 1870 at Stacksteads; m. Margaret Alice Marsden 23rd July 1894 at Blackburn Register Office; lived at 48 Poplar Street, Blackburn; e. 6th September 1915 (previously served two years with The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.) and re-posted on the same day to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. 28th June 1916. [67, 314, 355, 579]

CHAPMAN, Sgt. Harry, 15005; b. 20th September 1881 at Accrington, s. of William and Eve Chapman; served with Royal Engineers from 15th January 1900 to 8th October 1902, reaching rank of lance corporal; married Mary Ramsbottom 1907/8; lived at 83 Whalley Road, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914 into Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (35); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 111, 284, 355, 359]

CHAPMAN, Pte. J. [21A]

William Chapman CHAPMAN, Pte. William, 17876; b. Preston, s. of John William Chapman and Sarah Jane Chapman; birth registered Q2 1894; lived at 117 Nuttall Street, Accrington; e. 15th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn. and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d.o.w. 14th April 1917 (23); bd. Etaples Mil. Cem. [2, 3, 4, 21E, 37, 111, 116, 253, 284, 359]

Left: William Chapman. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

William Edward Chapman CHAPMAN, L/Cpl. William Edward (Willie), 27255 (formerly 883 10th (1st Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10075 Army Cycl. Corps); b. 1st June 1892 at South Newington, Hull; s. of Walter and Mary Ann Chapman; lived at 35 Malm Street, Hull; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 111, 319]

Left: William Edward (Willie) Chapman. Photograph courtesy of Willie's great-nephew, Tony Barr.

Robert Charnley CHARNLEY, L/Cpl. Robert, 17862; b. Accrington; marriage to Emma Hodgkinson registered Q3 1912 at Haslingden; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (30); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 119, 299, 359, 377]

Left: Robert Charnley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 19th August 1916.

CHEETHAM, L/Cpl. J. H. [21E]

CHENEY, Capt. Walter Henry; b. 29th February 1876 at Manchester, s. of Ellen Cheney; lived at 113 Manchester Road, Accrington; aptd. Lt., Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. September 1914; aptd. Capt. 20th October 1914; transferred to 12th Bn. 4th December 1915 and then overseas to 7th Bn.; left unit (sickness) 11th November 1916 and returned to U.K., joining 3rd Bn. at Plymouth 8th February 1917; dis. 6th February 1920 from 5th Prov. Bn., Border Regt. [9, 10, 21, 173]

CHRISTIAN, Pte. Abraham, 15562; b. 25th July 1895 at Shawforth, Bacup, s. of George and Selina Christian; lived at 13 Godley Street, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; w. 19th June 1916 and returned to U.K. for hospitalisation; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (subsequently 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 14th August 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. ca. 31st October 1916; returned to France 14th December 1916 as 35418 and posted back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining unit on 23rd December 1916; w. 27th March 1918; w. 28th June 1918 and returned to U.K. for hospitalisation; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 30th October 1918; dis. 22nd May 1919; lived at 178 Abel Street, Burnley; marriage to Elizabeth Boynton registered Q3 1924 at Burnley. [3, 21D, 193, 217, 262, 284, 299, 373, 398, 552]

CLARK, Pte. Charles, 18031; b. Rathmell, Yorkshire, s. of James and Mary J. Clark; birth registered Q4 1882; e. between 14th and 19th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 111, 359, 377; 21E as CLARKE]

Jack Clark CLARK, Pte. Jack, 16033; b. 21st June 1895 at Burnley, s. of John William Clark and Alice Ann Clark; lived at 28 Grosvenor Street, Burnley; e. 24th September 1914; k.i.a. 29th April 1916 (20); bd. Sucrerie Mil. Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 156, 171, 203, 217, 284, 359, 377, 379]

Left: Jack Clark. Photograph from the Burnley News of 13th May 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

CLARK, Pte. W.; see CLARKE, Pte. Walter.

CLARKE, A/Cpl. Fred, 17946; lived at Crawshawbooth; e. 4th January 1915; slightly w. by rifle grenade 15th May 1916; transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 87057. [3, 21E, 150, 158, 164, 359]

CLARKE, Pte. Peter Stanley, 17859; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; lived at 5 Stanhill Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 121, 359]

CLARKE, Pte. Walter, 15461; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3th and then to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. serving overseas between 29th November 1916 and 21st August 1917; transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 77978. [3, 21D, 204, 359, 396, 433]

William Clarke CLARKE, Pte. William, 15193; b. 1887/8 at Rishton, s. of William and Jane Ann Clarke; e. 15th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at Close Nook, Rishton. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 282, 284, 359]

Left: William Clarke. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th July 1916.

CLARKE, L/Cpl. William, 22135; b. 1885 at Oldham; m. Annie Sutcliffe 7th December 1907 at Crompton Road Church, Shaw; lived at 97 Salt Street, Shaw, Oldham; e. 6th August 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 3rd September 1915; aptd. L/Cpl. 16th June 1916; transferred to 70th Training Reserve Bn. as 28993 4th October 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn., Manchester Regt. 15th December 1917; dis. 22nd January 1918. [284, 355, 579]

William Clarkson CLARKSON, A/Cpl. William, 15956; b. 16th November 1893 at Chorley, s. of Thomas and Ellen Clarkson; lived at 188 Moor Road, Chorley; e. 23rd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (22); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 284]

Left: William Clarkson. Photograph courtesy of Ann Calverley and Steve Williams.

[Photograph of 15956 William Clarkson and 15641 William Bolton with their fiancées]

George Clayton CLAYTON, Pte. George, 15077; b. 6th November 1892 at Preston, s. of Thomas and Kate Ellen Clayton; m. Ethel Tromans 12th April 1913 at Great Harwood; lived at 13 St. Lawrence Street, Great Harwood; e. 14th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 223, 284, 359, 377, 506, 557]

Left: George Clayton. Photograph courtesy of George's granddaughter, Thelma Norcross.
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CLAYTON, Pte. George, 15847; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to King's Royal Rifle Corps as 57713; awarded 1915 Star. [20, 21C, 164, 359]

CLAYTON, Pte. Herbert, 15711; b. Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; marriage to Sophia Clark registered Q2 1915 at Burnley; lived at 16 Clough Street, Burnley; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (24); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 212, 217, 299, 359]

CLAYTON, Sgt. John Reginald, 16068; e. September or October 1914; aptd. 2/Lt. Royal Engineers 25th June 1918. [3, 21A, 219, 359]

CLAYTON, Pte. Thomas, 15642; e. 21st September 1914; w. September 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 640129. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 164, 359]

CLAYTON, Pte. Wilfred, 27267 (later 35425) (formerly 9872 Army Cycl. Corps); w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th, 1st and 2nd Bns., East Lancs. Regt. [7, 281, 373]

CLAYTON, Pte. William, 15228; b. 1896 at Accrington, s. of George and Dinah Clayton; lived at 16 Gillies Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; dis. (medically unfit) 18th December 1914. [253, 284, 355]

CLEGG, Pte. Alfred, 15868; b. 31st July 1890 at Longridge, s. of William and Mary Ellen Clegg; m. Bertha Tate 22nd August 1912 at Parish Church, Great Harwood; lived at 4 Laneside, Great Harwood; e. 22nd September 1914; dis. 1st January 1915 (epilepsy). [21C, 250, 284, 522]

CLEGG, Sgt. Ernest Horatio, 15187; b. Burnley; birth registered Q1 1888; marriage to Nellie Clegg registered Q3 1909 at Burnley; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 53 Ebor Street, Burnley. [21D, 150, 217, 253, 284, 299, 359, 434]

Gabriel Clegg CLEGG, Pte. Gabriel, 17959; b. 5th May 1888 at Accrington, s. of Gabriel and Margaret Clegg; m. Eliza Hall 4th May 1912 at St. Peter's Church, Accrington; lived at 7 Pickles Street, Church; e. 5th January 1915; dis. 6th May 1915 (chronic rheumatism). [21E, 49, 156, 237, 250]

Left: Gabriel Clegg. Photograph courtesy of Gabriel's grandson, Brian Clegg.
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CLEGG, Capt. Harry; b. 23rd May 1891 at Burnley, s. of Abraham and Sarah Elizabeth Clegg; aptd. 2/Lt. East Lancs. Regt. 12th May 1915 and posted to 10th Bn.; joined 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 23rd April 1916; left 19th May 1916 after being injured in a fall from a horse, returning to U.K. 1st June 1916; rejoined 10th Bn. 3rd July 1916 before being posted to 6th Bn. in Mesopotamia; hospitalized with malaria November 1916 and returned to U.K.; aptd. Lt. 1st July 1917; joined 3rd Bn. at Marske 22nd August 1917; seconded to 11th Bn., Somerset Light Infantry as A/Capt. and Adjutant from 28th October 1918 until demobilization on 30th October 1919. [11, 53, 102, 146, 148]

CLEGG, Pte. Harold, 15319; e. 17th September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10794; admitted to Norfolk War General Hospital (sickness) 22nd November 1917 while serving with 106 Coy.; lived at 15 Oswald Street, Accrington; married with five children; demob. 10th May 1919. [21A, 44, 150, 355, 359, 436]

Samuel Clegg CLEGG, Sgt. Samuel, 15206; b. 13th December 1873 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Peter and Elenora Clegg; m. Betsy Ann Parker 4th April 1896 at St. Peter's Church, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 46 Pickup Street, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 21B, 44, 51, 219, 359, 370, 552]

Left: Samuel Clegg. Photograph courtesy of Samuel's great-granddaughter, Brenda Fitzpatrick.

William Clegg CLEGG, Pte. William, 17983; b. 19th October 1897 at Church, s. of John William Clegg and Charlotte Owen Clegg; e. 7th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 111, 150, 359]

Left: William Clegg. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 22nd August 1916.

Arthur Cliffe CLIFFE, Pte. Arthur, 15889; b. 26th May 1897 at Burnley, s. of James and Margaret Alice Cliffe; lived at 59 Church Street, Harle Syke; e. 19th September 1914 (17); w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd and 1st Bns., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 3th May 1917 (19); bd. Feuchy Chapel Brit. Cem., Wancourt. [2, 3, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 217, 284, 297, 377, 396, 558]

Left: Arthur Cliffe. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 19th May 1917, courtesy of Denis Otter.

CLIFFE, Pte. Bernard, 27268 (formerly 616 11th (2nd Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10148 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Drypool, Hull, s. of Charles and Leah Winifred Cliffe; lived at 82 Mersey Street, Holderness Road, Hull; k.i.a. 22nd June 1916 (20); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 37, 111, 284]

Harry Clinton CLINTON, Pte. Harry, 24176; b. 30th January 1893 at Blackburn, s. of Samuel and Jane Maria Elizabeth Clinton; lived at 31 Napier Street, Blackburn; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 111, 284, 304, 518]

Left: Harry Clinton. Photograph from the Blackburn Times of 5th August 1916.

CLITHEROE, Cpl. Thomas (Tom), 15265; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (21); transferred to The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as TR/48198. [3, 20, 21C, 359, 409, 437]

CLOUGH, Pte. John T., 18051; e. 19th January 1915; transferred to Labour Corps as 450327. [21E, 164, 359]

CLOUGH, L/Cpl. Thomas, 17916; b. 11th February 1883 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of John and Margaret Clough; m. Martha Ellen Pope 1908; lived at 5 Grange Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. between 22nd and 24th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd and later to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 19th September 1918 (35); bd. Doiran Mil. Cem., Greece. [2, 3, 4, 21E, 37, 44, 112, 150, 282, 359]

CLOUGH, L/Cpl. Thomas Eccles, 15869; b. 18th July 1891 at Blackburn, s. of Thomas and Jane Alice Clough; lived at 7 St. Paul's Street, Blackburn; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st July 1916 and hospitalized in England; returned to France 2nd/3rd March 1917 and posted to 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 203569; aptd. A/L/Cpl. 10th October 1917; taken prisoner-of war 21st March 1918 at Margicourt; lost left thumb in an accident on 12th July 1918 during captivity; returned to England 1st/2nd December 1918; demob. 2nd April 1919; death registered Q1 1952 at Blackburn. [3, 21C, 151, 284, 324, 355, 365, 376, 396]

CLOUNIE, Cpl. Alexander, 20941; b. Blackburn, s. of 22156 Thomas Clounie and Bessie Clounie; bro. of 22099 Robert Clounie; birth registered Q4 1898; lived at 21 Craven Street, Accrington; e. between 3rd and 7th June 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 196888. [253, 263, 284, 359, 396, 397, 579]

CLOUNIE, Pte. Robert, 22099; b. Blackburn, s. of 22156 Thomas Clounie and Bessie Clounie; bro. of 20941 Alexander Clounie; birth registered Q3 1897; lived at 21 Craven Street, Accrington; e. between 28th June and 5th July 1915; transferred to Labour Corps as 651023. [253, 263, 284, 359, 579]

CLOUNIE, Pte. Thomas, 22156; b. (as Thomas BRYDSON) 14th January 1867 at Kirkudbright, Kirkudbrightshire; m. Bessie McVittie 13th August 1896 at James Street Congregational Church, Blackburn; lived at 23 Craven Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.); transferred to 70th Training Reserve Bn. 15th September 1916 as 28966; dis. 25th March 1917. [250, 579, 587]

John Coady COADY, Pte. John, 15403; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of Mary Coady; bro. of 18011 Tom Coady; birth registered Q3 1887; e. 18th September 1914; lived at 28 Dowry Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 221, 253, 359]

Left: John Coady. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st January 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

Tom Coady COADY, Pte. Thomas (Tom), 18011; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of Mary Coady; birth registered Q4 1881; bro. of 15403 John Coady; e. 11th or 12th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (34); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1 as COADBY, 2, 21E, 111, 221, 253, 276, 359, 377]

Left: Tom Coady. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

James Coates COATES, Pte. James, 24152; b. Brierfield, s. of John and Margaret Coates; lived at 67 New Hall Street, Burnley; joined from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (22); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 37, 284, 295, 377]

Left: James Coates. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 2nd May 1917, courtesy of Denis Otter.

COCKELL, Pte. Frederick George, 15496; b. 2nd March 1893 at Upper End, Derbyshire, s. of Frederick and Jane Cockell; lived at 39 Stevenson Street East, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914 (21); transferred to Army Ordnance Corps as 25282; disembarked Havre 11th January 1918; invalided to U.K. 16th February 1918 (lacerated finger); demob. 12th March 1919; marriage to Ruby Wild registered Q3 1920 at Blackburn. [21A, 284, 299, 355, 552]

COCKER, Pte. Joseph, 17932; e. between 28th and 31st December 1914. [3, 20, 21E, 219, 359]

COHEN, Pte. Oscar, 15969; b. Salford, s. of Marks and Rachel Cohen; birth registered Q2 1888; lived at Manchester; e. 23rd September 1914; d. 18th April 1918; bd. Swansea Hebrew Congregation Cem. [2, 21D, 37, 156, 217, 252, 359]

COLCLOUGH, Sgt. James William, 15610; b. 10th June 1891 at Accrington, s. of James William Colclough and Julia Colclough; bro. of 15497 Luke Colclough; marriage to Annie M. Hindle registered Q4 1910 at Haslingden; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 32 Maudsley Street, Accrington. [3, 21B, 44, 116, 221, 299, 359, 375, 552]

Luke Colclough COLCLOUGH, Pte. Luke, 15497; b. Accrington, s. of James William Colclough and Julia Colclough; bro. of 15610 James William Colclough; birth registered Q3 1896; lived at 31 Lower Antley Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21B, 44, 116, 219, 221, 253, 282, 284, 359]

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

John Colgan COLGAN, Pte. John, 15078; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 17 Cross Street, Great Harwood; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 21st September 1917 (23). [3, 21B, 113, 223, 314, 396]

Left: John Colgan. Photograph courtesy of John's granddaughter, Joyce Nicholson.

COLL, Pte. John Bernard, 17984; b. 16th September 1887 at Blackburn, s. of John and Mary Ellen Coll; birth registered Q4 1887; bro. of 17985 Roland Anthony Coll; marriage to Essie Horsfall registered Q4 1909 at Blackburn; lived at 23 Peter Street, Blackburn; e. 7th January 1915; transferred to 1st/12th Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. as 204530. [21E, 45, 253, 284, 299, 359, 435, 552]

COLL, Pte. Roland Anthony, 17985; b. Blackburn, s. of John and Mary Ellen Coll; birth registered Q4 1893; bro. of 17984 John Bernard Coll; lived at 118 Stanley Street, Blackburn; e. 7th January 1915; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21E, 45, 253, 284, 359; 375 as 17984]

COLLIER, A/Sgt. George, 15161; b. 3rd September 1894 at Chorley, s. of William and Ellen Collier; lived at 25 Livesey Street, Chorley; e. 15th September 1914; d.o.w. having been accidentally shot by a soldier cleaning his rifle, 16th May 1917 (23); bd. Ste. Catherine Brit. Cem. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 284, 359, 501]

COLLINGE, C.Q.M.S. William Robert M.S.M., 15294; lived in Burnley; e. 16th September 1914; M.S.M. gazetted 18th January 1919. [3, 21D, 38, 359, 375]

COLLINSON, Pte. Richard, 15793; b. Accrington, s. of Squire and Charlotte Mary Collinson; birth registered Q3 1893; marriage to Agnes Cunliffe registered Q4 1913 at Haslingden; e. 22nd September 1914; lived at 21 Spring Street, Accrington; emigrated to United States, arriving Ellis Island 19th December 1919. [3, 21B, 44, 253, 284, 299, 359, 603]

COLTER, Pte. Benjamin Walter, 17831; see COTTER, Pte. Benjamin Walter.

CONNOR, Pte. Thomas, 15320; b. 1889 at Whalley; m. Rose Ashworth 26th June 1909; e. 17th September 1914; attd. for munitions work 28th November 1915; joined 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. from munitions work 19th January 1916; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10795 24th February 1916; served in France as machine gunner 25th/26th April 1916 to 14th March 1917; aptd. L/Cpl. (unpaid) 12th February 1917; w. 7th March 1917 and returned to England for hospitalization; transferred to Army Reserve 27th February 1919; lived at 15 Corporation Street, Accrington. [21A, 262, 263]

Arthur Porter Conway CONWAY, Pte. (Bandsman) Arthur Porter, 15194; b. 20th September 1895 at Rishton, s. of John Thomas Conway and Martha Conway of Rishton; e. 15th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21B, 119, 195, 343, 359]

Left: Arthur Porter Conway. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

CONWAY, L/Cpl. M. [21A]

COOK, Pte. George, 15555; lived at 58 Leyland Road, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; dis. (gassed) 23rd July 1918 (32). [3, 21D, 113, 217, 314]

Jack Cook COOK, Pte. John (Jack), 15712 (later 35453); b. 14th May 1895 at Burnley, s. of Richard and Emmalina Cook; lived at 20 Arundel Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn. and then to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 121, 217, 284, 359, 396, 554]

Left: Jack Cook. Photograph from the Burnley Express of 13th January 1917, courtesy of Denis Otter.

COOK, Pte. Thomas, 15915; b. 19th November 1895 at Farington, s. of Richard and Ann Cook; lived at 51 James Street, Great Harwood; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (20); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21B, 119, 221, 223, 293, 352, 359, 377]

COOK, Pte. Vincent, 15888; e. 22nd September 1914. [3, 21D, 219, 359]

William Cook COOK, Pte. William, 24924; b. 1891/2 at Bacup, s. of James and Margaret J. Cook; lived at 12 Comet Street, Bacup; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 111, 284, 329]

Left: William Cook. Photograph courtesy of Terry Haslam-Jones.

COOKE, Cpl. W. [21A]

COOKSON, Pte. Edward, 17958; b. Church, s. of Robert and Hannah Cookson; birth registered Q1 1888; bro. of L/678 John Robert Cookson M.M. (158th (Accrington & Burnley) Bde., Royal Field Artillery); lived at 4 Commercial St., Oswaldtwistle; e. 4th or 5th January 1915; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35427; d.o.w. 25th March 1918 (29); bd. Bac-du-Sud Brit. Cem., Bailleulval. [2, 21E, 37, 38, 45, 150, 187, 253, 284, 359]

COOKSON, Cpl. George, 15713; e. 21st September 1914. [3, 21D, 219, 359]

COOKSON, Pte. Robert, 16007; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 689814. [20, 21C, 164, 359]

COOPER, Pte. Arthur, 18057; e. between 21st and 26th January 1915; lived at 26 Spring Street, Accrington; transferred to 875 A. E. Coy., Labour Corps as 574485 and 43/Royal Fusiliers as GS/106018. [3, 21E, 44, 359, 438]

COOPER, Pte. B. [21B]

COOPER, Pte. C. V. [21D]

COOPER, Pte. H., 17954; e. 4th or 5th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

COOPER, Pte. Joshua, 22175; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 13th February 1916 as 9949 and later to 5th and 6th Bns., King's Shropshire Light Infantry as 26211. [263, 355, 439]

CORNWALL, Pte. John, 17848; b. 1887/8 at Bacup, s. of James and Ellen Cornwall; bro. of 17924 Thomas Cornwall; e. 10th or 11th December 1914; lived at 34 and 8 Newark Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 221, 284, 359]

CORNWALL, Cpl. Thomas, 17924; b. 26th December 1895 at Church, s. of James and Ellen Cornwall; lived at 34 and 8 Newark Street, Accrington; bro. of 17848 John Cornwall; e. 28th December 1914 (previously served with 18th Hussars); pmtd. Cpl. 9th January 1915 (confirmed 7th August 1915); posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; reverted rank at own request 29th November 1915; posted back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 30th November 1915; w. (shell shock) 1st/2nd July 1916; posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 21st July 1916; aptd. provisional L/Cpl. 1st January 1917; w. 27th December 1917; reverted to Pte. on transfer to 488 Labour Coy., Labour Corps as 574071 17th March 1918; posted to 135 Labour Coy. 6th May 1918; aptd. A/Cpl. 13th September 1918; pmtd. Cpl. 12th October 1918; posted to 193 Prisoner of War Coy. 12th January 1919; dis. 17th May 1919; marriage to Rose Cleary registered Q1 1920 at Haslingden. [21E, 44, 262, 263, 284, 299, 396, 552]

CORNWELL, L/Cpl. Thomas, 15643; b. 15th August 1891 at Chorley, s. of James and Margaret Cornwell; uncle of 15660 James Lowe; lived at 7 Alker Street, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (24); transferred to Labour Corps as 19125; marriage to Elizabeth A. Rothwell registered Q1 1917 at Chorley. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 284, 299, 359, 396; 552 as CORNWALL]

COSGROVE, Sgt. Patrick, 15485; e. 18th September 1914; lived at 50 Park Road, Great Harwood; dis. (gas poison) 22nd February 1918 (24). [3, 21B, 219, 223, 314]

COTTAM, Pte. James, 15266; b. 26th March 1899 at Croston, s. of James and Ann Cottam; lived at 38 Westhead Lane, Croston; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to 12th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 44647; dis. 7th May 1917 (shell shock). [20, 21C, 284, 314, 440, 450]

COTTAM, Pte. Joseph, 17844; b. 26th August 1885 at Accrington, s. of James Henry Cottam and Alice Cottam; marriage to Dora Yates registered Q4 1907 at Haslingden; e. 9th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Devonshire Regt. as 66977; lived at 8 Russell Street, Accrington; demob. 24th February 1919. [44, 49, 284, 299, 359, 385; 3, 21E and 282 as COTTOM]

Benjamin Walter Cotter COTTER, L/Cpl. Benjamin Walter, 17831; b. 22nd April 1897 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Cotter; e. 8th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (19); lived at 8 Mount Pleasant Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 115, 150, 219, 284, 359, 396, 552]

Left: Benjamin Walter Cotter. Photograph courtesy of Alan Thomas.
Full photograph

COTTOM, Pte. Joseph; see COTTAM.

COUPE, Pte. Edward, 15870; e. 22nd September 1914; w. August 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35415, and later to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21C, 150, 359, 373]

COWBURN, Sgt. Harry, 15079; b. Clayton-le-Moors, s. of William Henry Cowburn and Betsy Ann Cowburn; birth registered Q1 1893; lived at 15 Fielding Street, Rishton; e. 14th September 1914; m. Lily Leaver 16th October 1915 at Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn; also served with 3rd and 7th Bns., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 12th April 1918 (25); comm. Ploegsteert Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 156, 253, 284, 359, 377, 560]

Will Cowell COWELL, Pte. John William (Will), 15644; b. Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; m. Mary Alice Coupe (Polly) 17th October 1914 at St. Mary's Church, Chorley; lived at Chorley; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 359]

Left: Will Cowell. Photograph courtesy of Phil Brooks.

[Photograph of Will and Polly Cowell]

COWGILL, Cpl. Norman, 15006; e. 14th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 196939. [3, 21A, 150, 164, 359, 396]

COWPE, Pte. William, 16034; e. 24th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 19th July 1917. [3, 21D, 219, 314]

Charles Cox COX, Pte. Charles, 15927; b. Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, s. of John Cox; bro. of 15404 John Cox; e. 22nd or 23rd September 1914; lived at 166 Stanley Street, Accrington; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (23); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21B, 44, 119, 284, 359, 542]

Left: Charles Cox. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 2nd September 1916.

COX, Pte. John, 15404; b. 1890/1 at Manchester, s. of John Cox; bro. of 15927 Charles Cox; e. 18th September 1914; lived at 166 Stanley Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 284, 359, 375, 542]

CRABTREE, Pte. George William, 15714; lived at 62 Home Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 359]

CRABTREE, L/Cpl. Percy M.M., 24799; b. 3rd March 1888 at Padiham, s. of Abraham and Selina Crabtree; lived at 5 Percy Street, Nelson; attested 10th December 1915; mobilized 29th February 1916 and posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd March 1916; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th May 1916, joining unit in France on 24th June 1916; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 27th September 1916; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 9th October 1917; awarded M.M. for 28th June 1918 at La Becque; dis. 12th February 1919; marriage to Rebecca Nutter registered Q3 1919 at Burnley; d. 8th November 1958. [34, 156, 262, 299, 552]

CRABTREE, L/Cpl. Samuel (Sam), 15928; b. Bacup, s. of Jonathan and Nancy Crabtree; e. 22nd or 23rd September 1914; marriage to Annie Wilson registered Q2 1915 at Blackburn; lived at 62 Mill Hill, Oswaldtwistle; k.i.a. 27th March 1918 (26); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 44, 119, 156, 221, 299, 359, 377]

CRABTREE, Pte. Thomas (Tom), 15386; b. Rishton, s. of Isaac and Catherine Crabtree; birth registered Q3 1895; lived at 3 Harwood Road, Rishton; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 1st Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) as G/62974. [21B, 116, 253, 284, 359, 396, 441]

CRAWFORD, Pte. William Wilson, 15405; b. 26th November 1894 at Accrington, s. of James F. Crawford and Sarah Crawford; lived at 65 Park Road, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 3rd November 1917 (22); marriage to Nellie Edwards registered Q4 1918 at Haslingden. [3, 21A, 113, 284, 299, 552; 314 as 15045]

CRAWSHAW, Pte. C. T. [21B]. Believed to be Christopher Thomas Crawshaw, b. 30th March 1882 at Accrington; marriage to Ellen Ann Cain registered Q1 1905 at Haslingden; served with 1st (Garrison) Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as 28680, 2nd/4th Bn., Devonshire Regt. as 67081 and 1st/4th Bn., Wiltshire Regt. as 0163; lived at 31 Manor Street, Accrington. [44, 23, 284, 299, 451, 552]

CRITCHLEY, Pte. James Herbert, 15848; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 9th Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. as 29655. [3, 20, 21C, 359, 386, 396]

CROMPTON, Pte. Arthur, 16008; b. 26th October 1883 at Liverpool; m. Clara Yeadon 18th June 1910; lived at 2 Taylor Street, Chorley; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 9927; transferred back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916 as 27269, joining unit on 25th May 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England; disembarked Basra 23rd May 1917, joining 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. on 9th June 1917; dis. 13th November 1919. [3, 7, 21C, 262, 282, 375, 552]

CROOK, Pte. Frederick, 18067; b. 1887 at Blackburn; lived at 9 Duncan Square, Oswaldtwistle; e. 26th January 1915. [21E, 250]

CROOKS, Pte. Thomas Lewis, 17906; b. 6th September 1873 at Blackburn, s. of John Crooks; m. Margaret Eleanor Grace 29th November 1896 at Blackburn; lived at 163 Blackburn Road, Great Harwood; e. 19th December 1914; hospitalized (appendicitis) 19th February 1916, returning to England 17th March 1916; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 22nd June 1916; transferred to South Wales Borderers as 31050 and to 2nd/1st Bn., Herefordshire Regt. before transferring to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) as 135023 21st February 1918. [21E, 47, 223, 284, 299, 378; 552 as Lewis T. Crooks]

Arthur Cross CROSS, Pte. Arthur, 18973; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of James and Susannah Cross; birth registered Q3 1888; lived at 33 Pendle Street, Accrington; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (28); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [263 as Gross, 2, 4, 21E, 37, 221, 253, 284]

Left: Arthur Cross. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th August 1916.

CROSSLEY, Pte. Daniel, 22176 (later 35430); b. 18th October 1880 at Padiham, s. of Henry and Ellen Crossley; lived at 14 Ightenhill Street, Padiham; e. 15th November 1915 into 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 30th/31st March 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and hospitalized in England; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 19th August 1916 and to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October/1st November 1916; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th January 1917; w. 13th April 1918 and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 21st July 1918; posted to 1st/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th September 1918; w. 6th November 1918 and hospitalized in England; dis. 10th November 1919. [120, 284, 355, 396, 397, 552]

CROSSLEY, Pte. Herbert, 15740; e. 21st September 1914; machine-gun section; w. April 1916; dis. (wounds) 16th April 1917. [3, 21D, 219, 314, 596]

CRYER, Pte. Herbert, 15890; e. 22nd September 1914; lived at 10 Melville Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 359]

Austin Cuerden CUERDEN, Pte. Austin, 15850; b. 22nd February 1897 at Whittle-le-Woods, s. of Henry and Mary Jane Cuerden; e. 22nd September 1914; m. Winifred Riley 26th December 1922 at Chorley; d. 9th April 1974. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 258, 359]

Left: Austin Cuerden. Photograph courtesy of Phil Brooks.

[Photographs of Austin Cuerden]

Michael Cullen CULLEN, Pte. Michael, 18966; b. Cleator Moor, Cumbria, s. of Charles Cullen; bro. of 18078 Peter Cullen; lived at 110 Manor Street, Accrington; e. 1st February 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (22); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 111, 199, 284]

Left: Michael Cullen. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th August 1916.

Peter Cullen CULLEN, Pte. Peter, 18078; b. 1st June 1891 at Cleator Moor, Cumbria, s. of Charles Cullen; bro. of 18966 Michael Cullen; lived at 110 Manor Street, Accrington; e. 1st February 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916 ("he was one who for a time was in the German trenches") and returned to England for hospitalization; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (subsequently 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 17th August 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35426 30th October/1st November 1916; hospitalized May 1917 (gun shot wounds); hospitalized April 1918 from 1/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (shell shock); transferred to Labour Corps as 653104; marriage to Zebudah Barnes registered Q3 1918 at Haslingden; dis. 19th January 1919 from 229 Prisoners of War Coy.; lived at 8 Charter Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 150, 164, 199, 262, 284, 299, 396, 552]

Left: Peter Cullen. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th August 1916.

Ernest Culley CULLEY, L/Sgt. Ernest, 15795; b. 11th January 1896 at Leeds, s. of Elijah and Mary Ellen Culley; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; w. 23rd July 1917; lived at 17 Addison Street, Accrington; dis. (wounds) 23rd January 1918. [3, 21B, 150, 219, 282, 284, 314, 390, 391]

Left: Ernest Culley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 10th November 1917.

CULSHAW, Pte. George, 15849; b. 15th November 1888 at Skelmersdale; m. Nora Gillett 22nd March 1913 at St. James Church, Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England for hospitalization; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (subsequently 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 8th August 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35411 30th October 1916; posted to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. B.E.F., via 1st Bn. 29th November 1916; hospitalized (sickness) in England February 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 21st May 1917; posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. B.E.F. 18th June 1917; w. (gas) 24th April 1918 and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 1st October 1918; dis. (sickness) 22nd November 1918; lived at 93 Eaves Lane, Chorley. [3, 20, 21C, 120, 262, 314, 396, 552]

CULSHAW, Pte. John, 22120; b. Q2 1885 at Adlington, s. of James and Mary Ann Culshaw; m. Catherine Derbyshire 14th June 1913 at St. Gregory's Roman Catholic Church, Weldbank, Chorley; lived at 15 Gilbert Street, Chorley; e. 2nd August 1915; posted to Depot, East Lancs. Regt. 9th August 1915; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 11th August 1915; posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 12th July 1916; w. 4th August 1916 and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th August 1916; posted to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 29th October 1916; served with M.E.F. from 6th November 1916 to 25th June 1918; transferred to Class P of the Reserve 10th September 1918 for colliery work; demob. 29th January 1919. [221, 284, 299, 355, 579]

CUMMINGS, Pte. John Charles, 20947; b. Blackburn, s. of Thomas and Violet Mary Cummings; birth registered Q1 1896; lived at 45 Union Street, Accrington; e. 7th June 1915; dis. 8th October 1915. [253, 284, 579; 355 as Charles Cummings]

CUNDAY, Pte. John William, 15887; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to Army Service Corps as T/393920; lived at 9 Gretna Place, Burnley. [21D, 47, 217, 263, 359, 569]

CUNLIFFE, Pte. Albert, 15406; b. 24th September 1872 at Accrington, s. of Robert and Margaret Alice Cunliffe; m. (1) Alice Sanderson 21st August 1897 at St. James' Church, Accrington; m. (2) Annie Harrison 2nd June 1906 at St. John's Church, Accrington; lived at 1 South Street, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914 (previously served 17½ years with 5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); transferred to 1st Garrison Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 15th August 1915 as 28755; served in Egypt from September 1915 until posted to Depot on 6th November 1916; dis. 7th January 1918. [21A, 49, 250, 284, 551]

CUNLIFFE, Pte. Clifford William; b. 28th March 1897 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Thomas Pilkington Cunliffe and Agnes Mary Cunliffe; bro. of 15407 Joseph Osmond Cunliffe, cousin of 17981 Norman Taylor Cunliffe; transferred 1915 to Army Cycl. Corps as 9922; lived at 57 Lonsdale Street, Accrington; demob. 16th March 1919. [21B, 44, 263, 442; 253, 284, 338 as CUNLIFFE, William Clifford]

CUNLIFFE, Pte. Frank, 15306; b. 28th February 1895 at Great Harwood, s. of Henry (Harry) and Margaret Cunliffe; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; lived at 29 Stourton Street, Rishton. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 284, 330, 359]

CUNLIFFE, A/Cpl. James, 15590; b. 1896/7 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Edward and Mary Elizabeth Cunliffe; lived at 19 Dowry Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; pmtd. L/Cpl. 10th July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; pmtd. A/Cpl. 22nd February 1916; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10785 24th February 1916; to France with 239 Coy., Machine Gun Corps 13th July 1917; w. 22nd August 1917 at Ypres; returned to England 3rd September 1917; dis. (sickness) 25th January 1918; lived at 17055 Flora Avenue, Melvindale, Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. [21B, 250, 263, 284, 314]

John Cunliffe CUNLIFFE, L/Cpl. John, 15007; b. 13th January 1890 at Accrington, s. of Joseph and Elizabeth Cunliffe; lived at 11 Maden Street, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (26); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21A, 49, 119, 284, 359, 377]

Left: John Cunliffe. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th August 1916.

CUNLIFFE, Pte. Joseph, 15321; e. 17th September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 261654; dis. (sickness) 14th March 1918 (23). [21A, 263, 314]

CUNLIFFE, Pte. Joseph Osmond, 15407; b. 20th September 1898 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Thomas Pilkington Cunliffe and Agnes Mary Cunliffe (née Catterall); bro. of Clifford William Cunliffe, cousin of 17981 Norman Taylor Cunliffe; lived at 57 Lonsdale Street, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914; left battalion in France 31st July 1916 (underage) and returned to England; transferred to Army Reserve August 1916, rejoining on 29th November 1916; posted to 2/1st Bn., Monmouthshire Regt. as 228625 29th December 1916; arrived in France 26th November 1917, and transferred to Royal Engineers as 357776 10th December 1917; dis. 17th January 1920. [21A, 150, 156, 164, 221, 262, 338]

CUNLIFFE, Pte. Norman Taylor, 17981; b. 7th September 1898 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Jacob and Grace Agnes Cunliffe (née Taylor); cousin of Clifford William Cunliffe and 15407 Joseph Osmond Cunliffe; lived at 324 Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 7th January 1915; left battlion in France (underage), returning to England 9th August 1916; transferred to Army Reserve 15th August 1916, rejoining on 29th November 1916; posted to 2/1st Bn., Monmouthshire Regt. as 228626 29th December 1916; returned to B.E.F. 19th September 1917. [21E, 150, 156, 164, 221, 262]

CUNLIFFE, Pte. William Clifford; see CUNLIFFE, Pte. Clifford William.

CUNNINGHAM, Pte. Peter, 17852; e. 10th or 11th December 1914; lived at 63 Union Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 359]

CURTIS, Pte. Edward, 24815; b. 1881, s. of James Curtis; lived at 36 Harehill, Pimlico, Clitheroe; attested 10th December 1915 (30); mobilized 29th February 1916; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd March 1916; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th May 1916, joining battalion on 24th June 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and hospitalized in U.K.; m. Elizabeth Alice Turner 12th July 1917 at Clitheroe; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 19th July 1917; posted to 2nd/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 13th September 1917 as 24815, joining battalion later in month; attd. 198th Light Trench Mortar Battery 5th October 1917; w. 1st April 1918 and hospitalized in U.K.; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 27th June 1918; demob. 9th January 1919; lived at 9 Kirkmoor Terrace, Clitheroe. [262, 355, 375, 396]

CUTLER, L/Sgt. Ernest, 15645; b. Blackburn, s. of George and Eliza Cutler; lived at Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn. and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d.o.w. 6th October 1917 (23); bd. Dozinghem Mil. Cem., Westvleteren. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 112, 150, 359, 396]

DAKIN, Pte. Frank, 15871; b. 1893 at Blackburn; m. Maud Grimshaw 23rd December 1911 at Trinity Church, Blackburn; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England for hospitalization; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (subsequently 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 18th August 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35429 1st November 1916; returned to France 15th November 1916 and posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining unit on 5th December 1916; w. (gas) 9th May 1918 and returned to England for hospitalization; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd October 1918; posted to 1/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th November 1918; dis. 16th March 1919. [3, 21C, 262, 373, 396]

DAKIN, Pte. William, 15277; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916. [3, 21D, 219, 359, 410]

DALE, Pte. George Henry; b. 12th September 1895 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Frederick George Henry Dale and Elizabeth Alice Dale; lived at 212 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle. [21A, 92, 284, 371]

Frank Daley

DALEY, C.Q.M.S. Frank, 15113; b. 1895 at Accrington, s. of William Daley; lived at 16 Richmond Street, Accrington; e. 14th or 15th September 1914; returned to England for hospitalization (sickness) November 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th June 1917; transferred to 23rd Bn., Cheshire Regt. as 65221 24th July 1917; returned to B.E.F. 21st May 1918; pmtd. Col. Sgt. and aptd. C.Q.M.S. 21st May 1918; posted to 3rd Bn., Cheshire Regt. 12th December 1918; demob. 19th February 1919. [21A as DALY, 44, 250, 262, 359, 443]

Left: Frank Daley. Photograph courtesy of David Roberts.
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DALGLEISH, Pte. James Scot, 22104; b. 1895 at Blackburn, s. of James and Mary Elizabeth Dalgleish; m. Lily Markham 29th May 1915 at Montagu Street Congregational Church, Blackburn; lived at 20 Millham Street, Blackburn; e. 5th July 1915 (previously served with 4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England for hospitalization; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 25th October 1916; returned to France 1st December 1916, and rejoined 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 12th December 1916; w. (gun shot) 28th June 1917, rejoining unit on 26th July 1917; w. (gas) 16th October 1917 and returned to England for hospitalization; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 28th February 1918; returned to France 13th April 1918 and posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining unit on 21st April 1918; returned to England for hospitalization (sickness) 5th November 1918; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 11th December 1918; demob. 23rd April 1919. [3, 14, 156, 219, 262, 284, 396, 579]

Hugh Dalton DALTON, Pte. Hugh, 16060; b. 27th January 1890 at Croston, s. of William Dalton; lived at 7 Church Street, Croston; e. 26th September 1914; left battalion (nephritis) 26th January 1917 and returned to England 4th February 1917; dis. (nephritis) 16th November 1917. [3, 20, 21C, 219, 250]

Left: Hugh Dalton. Photograph courtesy of Phil Brooks.
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DARLINGTON, Pte. John, 15408; b. Chester, s. of Joseph and Emma Darlington; birth registered Q2 1892; lived at 113 Crow Lane West, Newton-le-Willows; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 21st March 1918 (with 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt); comm. Pozieres Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21C, 37, 156, 219, 253, 284, 359, 377]

DAVIES, Pte. Frederick, 15376; lived at 1 Thompson Street, Burnley; e. 17th September 1914. [3, 21D, 217, 359, 375]

DAVIES, 2/Lt. Harry Noel; b. 29th September 1894 at Croydon, s. of John and Louisa Elizabeth Davies (formerly Baily); lived at 16 Seymour Gardens, Twickenham; aptd. 2/Lt. 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 10th June 1915; joined 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 23rd April 1916; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [4, 11, 25, 37, 284]

DAVIES, Pte. Henry, 15595; b. Newton Wood, Hyde, Cheshire, s. of Joseph and Mary Davies; lived at Brook Street, Rhosymedre, Denbighshire; e. 19th or 21st September 1914; marriage to Florence Goulbourn registered Q4 1915 at Haslingden; transferred to 3rd and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 8th September 1918 (26); comm. Ploegsteert Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 284, 299, 359]

DAVIES, Pte. Henry, 15762: see DAVIS, Pte. Henry, 15762.

DAVIES, Pte. John, 15549; see DAVIS, Pte. John, 15549.

John Henry Davies DAVIES, Cpl. John Henry, 15715; b. Wellington, Salop; husband of Florence Davies; lived at 18 Lutner Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (44); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 21D, 37, 112, 217, 284, 359]

Left: John Henry Davies. Photograph courtesy of John's great-granddaughter, Ruth Tregay.
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Tom Davies DAVIES, Pte. John Thomas (Tom), 17987; b. 1882/3 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Thomas and Nancy Davies; marriage to Elizabeth Wolfenden registered Q4 1906 at Blackburn; lived at 14 James Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 7th or 8th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21E, 112, 156, 221, 299, 359, 377]

Left: Tom Davies. Photograph courtesy of Tom's great-nephew, Steve Davies.

DAVIES, Pte. William, 15761 (later 35428); b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of Henry and Ellen Davies; lived at 9 York Street, Church; e. 21st September 1914 (23); left battalion 2nd May 1916 (influenza) and evacuated to England; returned to France 14th November 1916 from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. on 29th November 1916; wd. (gas shell) 3rd August 1917, rejoining battalion on 25th September 1917; posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th February 1918; w. 27th May 1918 and evacuated to England; demob. 16th January 1919. [21B, 284, 355, 373]

DAVIS, Pte. Arthur, 22113; b. 1896 at Bacup, s. of George and Agnes Davis; lived at 18 Queen Street, Todmorden; e. into 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 19th July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915 before being posted back to 11th Bn. 30th November 1915; w. (shellshock) 19th-24th June 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 28th February 1917; transferred to Labour Corps 23rd June 1917 as 261659 and posted to 495 H.S.E. Coy.; posted to 245 Labour Coy. 13th January 1918; dis. 15th March 1919. [221, 284, 355, 398, 579]

DAVIS, Pte. Henry, 15762; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred as 242629 to 2nd/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21B, 120, 359, 396]

DAVIS, Pte. John, 15549; e. 19th September 1914; transferred to 2nd/5th and 1st/4th Bns., East Lancs. Regt. [219, 359; 21C as DAVIES]

DAVIS, Pte. John Thomas, 17987: see DAVIES, Pte. John Thomas, 17987.

Thomas Davis DAVIS, Pte. Thomas, 17986; b. Clayton-le-Moors, s. of William and Margaret Davis; lived at 104 Barnes Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 7th January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (18); dis. (wounds) 1st September 1917. [3, 21E, 115, 219, 282, 284; 314 as DAVIES]

Left: Thomas Davis. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

John Dennis Davy DAVY, Pte. John Dennis, 15741; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 359, 408; 219 as DAVEY]

Left: John Dennis Davy. Photograph courtesy of John's son, Ken Davy.
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DAWSON, Pte. Richard, 17977; e. 7th January 1915. [3, 21E, 219, 359]

DAY, Pte. Robert Henry, 18006; b. 1880 at Louth; m. (2) Rose Westwood 29th June 1905; lived at 6 Oswald Street, Accrington; e. 11th January 1915; returned to England from France 9th January 1917 for hospitalization; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 27th April 1917; transferred to 2/5th Bn., Norfolk Regt. as 28712 30th May 1917; transferred to Labour Corps as 534468 14th February 1918; demob. 16th March 1919. [21E, 262, 263]

Bob Dean DEAN, A/Cpl. Bob, 15391; b. 8th August 1884 at Accrington, s. of Fred and Ellen Dean; lived at 4 Jacob Street, Accrington; m. Annie Smith 7th August 1911 at All Saints Church, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35454; d.o.w. 2nd July 1917 (32); bd. Mont Huon Mil. Cem., Le Treport. [2, 3, 21B, 37, 49, 112, 150, 284, 349, 359, 396]

Left: Bob Dean. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 7th July 1917.

DEAN, Pte. George, 15930; e. 22nd or 23rd September 1914. [3, 21B, 219, 359]

DEAN, Pte. Tom, 15612; b. 25th May 1872 at Accrington, s. of Thomas and Ellen Dean; e. into 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th August 1894 as Pte., 6120 and dis. 16th July 1895; m. Mary Heap 19th April 1899 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Accrington; served in Anglo-Boer War as Pte., 975, Coldstream Guards gaining Queen's South Africa Medal with five clasps (Johannesburg, Diamond Hill, Belfast, Cape Colony and Orange Free State) and King's South Africa Medal with two clasps (South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902); lived at 27 Park Street, Accrington; e. into Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 21st September 1914; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.); transferred to 76th Training Reserve Bn. 18th February 1917 as Pte., 48046; dis. (sickness) 23rd March 1917. [21B, 49, 262, 263, 284, 340, 341, 342]

DELANEY, Pte. Thomas, 13744; b. Palmers Hill, Rathdownie, Queen's Co.; served with 6th and 1st Bns., East Lancs. Regt. before joining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 119]

DEMPSEY, Cpl. Patrick, 15499; b. Haslingden, s. of Darby and Catherine Dempsey; birth registered Q2 1894; marriage to Bertha Smith registered Q4 1904 at Haslingden; lived at 32 Craven Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; transferred to 51 Coy., Machine Gun Corps as 10763; d.o.w. 27th December 1917; bd. Hermies Hill Brit. Cem. [3, 6, 21A, 37, 221, 253, 284, 299, 355, 359, 377, 436]

John Denney DENNEY, L/Sgt. John, 15872; b. 18th August 1887 at Witton, Blackburn, s. of George and Mary Ann Denney; lived at 78 Bottomgate, Blackburn; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (28); bd. Serre Road Cem. No.3, Serre. [2, 4, 21C, 129, 150, 305, 359]

Left: John Denney. Photograph from the Blackburn Times of 12th August 1916.

Arthur Dent DENT, Pte. Arthur, 15362; b. Burnley, s. of Luther and Elizabeth Dent; birth registered Q3 1897; lived at 10 Parkinson Street, Burnley; e. 17th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (18); bd. Tilloy Brit. Cem., Tilloy-les-Mofflaines. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 156, 217, 253, 284, 291, 359]

Left: Arthur Dent. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 7th April 1917, courtesy of Denis Otter.

DERBYSHIRE, Pte. Joseph, 15851; b. 9th February 1886 at Chorley, s. of Sarah Derbyshire; lived at 6 Queen Street, Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 284, 359, 416, 522]

DERBYSHIRE, Pte. William, 15436; e. 18th September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 359]

DEWHURST, Pte. Alfred, 17890; e. 16th December 1914; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21E, 219, 359]

DEWHURST Pte. Henry (Harry), 15230; b. 10th July 1883 at Accrington, s. of Huen and Alice Dewhurst; marriage to Florrie Postlethwaite registered Q4 1909 at Haslingden; lived at 146 Bold Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd and later to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 31st December 1917 (34); bd. Klein Vierstraat Brit. Cem., Kemmel. [3, 4, 21A, 37, 49, 119, 185, 299, 359, 396]

DEWHURST, L/Cpl. Walter, 15114; b. Accrington, s. of Richard and Annie Dewhurst; birth registered Q2 1896; e. 15th September 1914; transferred 1915 to Army Cycl. Corps as 9919; aptd. 2/Lt. South Lancs. Regt.; lived at 40 Lydia Street, Accrington. [21A, 44, 164, 253, 284, 359]

DIAMOND, Pte. A. [21A]

DICKINSON, Pte. Arthur, 15742; b. Burnley, s. of Robert and Jane Ann Dickinson; bro. of 15563 Thomas Dickinson; bapt. 18th June 1896; lived at 21 Catlow Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 27th June 1916 and hospitalised in U.K.; posted to 47th Training Reserve Bn. 16th November 1916; transferred to Machine Gun Corps and posted to Tank Corps 25th February 1917 as 95418; posted to B.E.F. 10th January 1918; demob. 4 March 1919. [3, 21D, 156, 217, 263, 284, 355, 400, 466]

James Dickinson

DICKINSON, Pte. James Joseph, 15957; b. 17th November 1898 at Carr Cottages, Duxbury, s. of Thomas and Margaret Dickinson; lived at 93 Weld Bank Lane, Chorley; e. 23rd September 1914 (15); k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (17); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21C, 37, 119, 284, 359, 416]

Left: James Dickinson. Photograph courtesy of Phil Brooks.
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DICKINSON, Cpl. John, 15481; b. 1895 at Rishton, s. of Elizabeth Dickinson; lived at 30 Clifton Street, Rishton; e. 18th September 1914; posted 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; returned to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 30th November 1915 before being posted back to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (75th Training Reserve Bn. as of 1st September 1916) 18th December 1915; aptd. L/Cpl. (unpaid) 14th January 1916; aptd. L/Cpl. (paid) 16th February 1916; aptd. Cpl. 25th April 1916; transferred to Royal Garrison Artillery Signal School as 146325 19th December 1916; reverted to ranks as Gunner at own request 20th December 1916; posted B.E.F. 8th March 1917, joining 67th Heavy Artillery Group 25th April 1917; transferred to Royal Engineers as Sapper, 252627 28th May 1917, and posted to "A" Corps Signal Coy. Royal Engineers 29th May 1917; demob. 14th June 1919. [21B, 47, 261, 262, 284]

DICKINSON, Pte. Thomas, 15563; b. Burnley, s. of Robert and Jane Ann Dickinson; bro. of 15742 Arthur Dickinson; lived at 21 Catlow Street, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (sickness) 20th September 1918 (24). [3, 21D, 156, 217, 219, 284, 314, 396]

DICKSON, Pte. Robert, 15979; b. Edinburgh, s. of Thomas and Annie Dickson; e. 24th September 1914; lived at 75 Lower Barnes Street, Clayton-le-Moors; transferred to 25th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as 108281; k.i.a. 8th October 1918 (23); comm. Ploegsteert Memorial. [3, 21B, 33, 37, 44, 263, 284, 359; 4 as DIXON].

DIX, Pte. Alfred Boon, 18017; b. Nantwich, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Dix; birth registered Q3 1877; marriage to Jane Mitchell registered Q1 1906 at Blackburn; lived at 5 New Park Street, Blackburn; e. 12th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21E, 51, 111, 253, 284, 299, 359, 377]

DIXON, L/Cpl. Harry, 15689; b. Wilpshire, Blackburn, elder s. of Charles Dixon and Lydia Peel Holroyd Cook Dixon; e. 21st September 1914; m. Gertrude Olive Hill in June 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (24); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21D, 112, 150, 258, 304, 359]

DIXON, Pte. Robert; see DICKSON, Pte. Robert.

DOBSON, Sgt. Alfred, 15080; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 37 Clifton Street, Rishton. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 359]

DOBSON, Pte. William, 15798; b. 1894 at Great Harwood, s. of William Robert Dobson and Alice Dobson; lived at 201 St. Hubert's Road, Great Harwood; e. 22nd September 1914; dis. 25th March 1915 (flat feet). [21B, 223, 250, 284]

DODD, Pte. John William (Willie), 15378; b. 28th February 1893 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of George and Mary Elizabeth Dodd; e. 17th September 1914; lived at 118 Roegreave Road, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21A, 44, 359, 371]

DOHERTY, Pte. Thomas, 15008 (later 203609); b. 20th September 1895 at Accrington, s. of Thomas Doherty; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to 2nd/4th Bn., then 7th Bn., before returning to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 17 Canning Street, Accrington; death registered Q1 1974 at Blackburn. [3, 21A, 44, 151, 284, 324, 359, 552]

DONNELLY, L/Cpl. J. [21C]

DONNELLY, C.S.M. James, 7154; b. 1862 at Glasgow; m. Clara Peacan 12th September 1895 at R.C. Church, Walton-le-Dale; lived at 12 Garfield Terrace, Chorley; e. 16th September 1914 (previously served 25 years with 1st Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.; took part in Zhob Valley Expedition, 1884-5); pmtd. A/Col.Sgt. and aptd. A/C.S.M. 18th September 1914; pmtd. A/W.O. Class II 29th January 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; dis. at own request 18th February 1916; d. 6th August 1921 at Walton-le-Dale. [21C, 150, 250]

DONOGHUE, Sgt. Percy, 15081; b. 1891 at Blackpool, s. of John and Mary J. Donoghue; lived at 2 Hermitage Street, Rishton; e. 14th September 1914 (previously served with 4th Bn., Loyal North Lancs. Regt.); pmtd. Cpl. 2nd November 1914; aptd. paid L/Sgt. 4th December 1914; pmtd. Sgt. 2nd January 1915 (confirmed 19th July 1915); posted 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th December 1915 (75th Training Reserve Bn. from 1st September 1916 as 48565); transferred to Royal Engineers 3rd March 1917 and posted to 324th Quarrying Coy. as Sapper, 262253 (later WR/29137) 4th March 1917; aptd. L/Cpl. 15th March 1917; pmtd. Cpl. and A/Sgt. (unpaid) 16th March 1917; joined B.E.F. 27th March 1917; reduced to ranks 15th August 1917; dis. 20th April 1919. [21B as DONAGHUE, 47, 150, 262]

DOOLEY, Sgt. John, 17885; e. 16th December 1914; lived at 69 Dowry Street, Accrington; joined 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 28th March 1918; taken prisoner-of-war 12th April 1918 at Armentieres. [3, 21E, 38, 44, 47, 359, 365]

William Dougherty DOUGHERTY, Pte. William, 16035; b. Keighley, Yorks., s. of William and Bridget Dougherty; birth registered Q1 1891; lived at 251 Padiham Road, Burnley; e. 24th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (26); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 221, 253, 284, 359]

Left: William Dougherty. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 16th August 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

DOUGLAS, Pte. Henry Percival, 15983; b. Church, s. of Stephen and Elizabeth Jane Douglas; birth registered Q3 1893; e. 24th September 1914; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 27th July 1915; left battalion (accidental leg injury) 3rd April 1916, returning to England for hospitalization on 30th April 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th August 1916; transferred to 2nd (Home Service) Garrison Bn., Devonshire Regt. 13th September 1916, and to 10th (Home Service) Bn., Somerset Light Infantry 28th January 1917 as 33847; reverted to Pte. at own request 3rd February 1917; posted to 27th Bn., Durham Light Infantry 14th July 1917; transferred to 432 Agric. Coy., Labour Corps 31st October 1917 as 441161; lived at 137 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle; demob. 28th March 1919. [21C, 44, 164, 253, 284, 355]

DOWEY, Pte. James, 15059; b. 1890 at Liverton Mines, Yorkshire, s. of James and Mary Ann Dowey; e. 14th September 1914; m. Eva Ellen Hartley 5th July 1915 at Burnley; w. 19th June 1916 and hospitalized in England; transferred to Military Foot Police as P/8948; transferred to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 26th October 1917 as 2/A.M. 106588; lived at 27 Lee Street, Burnley; transferred to R.A.F. Reserve 8th March 1919. [3 as DOWNEY, 21D, 261, 263, 284, 299, 378, 398]

Alfred Downes DOWNES, Pte. Alfred, 15231; b. Manchester, s. of George and Margaret Downes; birth registered Q1 1890; marriage to Florrie Spener Mee registered Q4 1913 at Blackburn; lived at 9 George Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; k.i.a. 22nd June 1916 (26); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 37, 119, 163, 253, 299, 359, 377; 21A, 221 as DOWNS]

Left: Alfred Downes. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st July 1916.

DOYLE, Pte. John, 18019; b. 12th May 1886; m. Minnie Wood 27th April 1907 at St. George's Presbyterian Church, Blackburn; lived at 9 Snig Brook, Blackburn; e. 12th January 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; dis. 10th August 1916. [21E, 250]

DRINKWATER, Pte. Thomas William Henry, 16009; e. 24th September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 359]

DRINNAN, Pte. John. [21C, 150]

DRIVER, Pte. Fred, 17904; b. 1883; m. Ellen Clayton 11th May 1907 at Registry Office, Burnley; lived at 2 Manchester Road, Accrington; e. 19th December 1914; dis. 19th April 1915. [21E, 250]

Robert Driver DRIVER, Sgt. Robert Edmund M.M., 17941; b. 26th January 1895 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Joshua and Ann Driver; e. 4th January 1915; awarded M.M for "good initiative and gallant conduct whilst out in No Mans Land with a wiring party on the night of 27/28 September 1917."; lived at 63 Trinity Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 38, 44, 219, 284, 359, 371]

Left: Robert Driver. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 27th October 1917.

DUCKETT, Pte. Robert, 15482; b. 26th May 1897 at Rishton, s. of James and Agnes Duckett; lived at 30 Clifton Street, Rishton; e. 18th September 1914; admitted to hospital with trench fever 19th June 1916, returning to England on 16th November 1916; served with Devonshire Regt. as 46626 and Labour Corps as 139988; transferred to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) as 3/A.M., 145066 23rd March 1918; demob. 11th April 1919. [21B, 47, 263, 343, 378]

DUCKWORTH, Sgt. Benjamin Treasure, 15278; b. Lower Darwen, s. of Cunliffe and Mary Duckworth; birth registered Q2 1890; lived at 569 Bolton Road, Ewood, Blackburn; e. 16th September 1914; dis. to commission in 3rd Bn., Lancs. Fusiliers 31st July 1917; marriage to Constance M. Lowe registered Q2 1920 at Chorlton; d. 20th August 1942 at Manchester. [3, 21D, 113, 253, 284, 299, 310, 359]

DUCKWORTH, Cpl. G. [21B]

Robert Duckworth DUCKWORTH, Sgt. Robert, 15232; lived at 76 Eddleston Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 9951; w. 10th October 1916; dis. (sickness) 17th August 1918 (38). [21A, 263, 314, 542]

Left: Robert Duckworth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 2nd December 1916.

Thomas Henry Duckworth DUCKWORTH, Pte. Thomas Henry, 15771; b. Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Thomas and Emma Duckworth; birth registered Q1 1895; lived at 85 Pickup Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 3rd and later to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 12th February 1917 (21); bd. Sailly-au-Bois Mil. Cem. [3, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 253, 284, 359]

Left: Thomas Henry Duckworth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 26th August 1916.

DUCKWORTH, L/Cpl. W. [21C]

DUCKWORTH, Pte. William, 15797; e. 22nd September 1914; w. March 1917; lived at 7 Mount Pleasant Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21A/B, 44, 150, 359]

DUCKWORTH, Pte. William, 15009; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 38 Charter Street and/or 15 Plantation Street, Accrington. [44, 359, 428]

William Duckworth DUCKWORTH, Sgt. William, 15984; b. 29th June 1896 at Oswaldtwistle, eldest s. of Edward and Sarah Duckworth; lived at Golden Cross Hotel, Oswaldtwistle; e. 24th September 1914; k.i.a. 20th June 1916 (19); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21A/B, 37, 111, 163, 284, 359, 371]

Left: William Duckworth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st July 1916.

DUERDEN, L/Cpl. Fred Marshall; b. Burnley, s. of George and Nancy Duerden; birth registered Q3 1888; transferred 1915 to Army Cycl. Corps as 9930; lived at 30 Faraday Street, Burnley; demob. 13th March 1919. [21D, 217, 221, 253, 442]

Orrell Taylor Duerden DUERDEN, Pte. Orrell Taylor, 17870 (Signalling Section); b. 21st June 1895 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of James and Eliza Ann Duerden; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 58, 120, 359, 371]

Left: Orrell Taylor Duerden. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th August 1916.

Robert Edward Duerden DUERDEN, Pte. Robert Edward, 15322; b. 3rd February 1894 at Sabden, s. of David Griffith Duerden and Elizabeth Duerden; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; gassed on returning to Front; lived at 29 Maudsley Street, Accrington; marriage to Betsy E. Whittaker registered Q4 1919 at Haslingden. [3, 21A, 44, 182, 253, 284, 299, 359, 375, 396, 552]

Left: Robert Edward Duerden. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

DUFF, Cpl. William, 22149; b. 22nd April 1894 at Glasgow; m. Emily Worsley 9th May 1914 at Grane Parish Church, Haslingden; lived at 176 Holden Wood, Helmshore; e. 31st August 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; aptd. L/Cpl. 16th February 1916; pmtd. Cpl. 17th March 1916; pmtd. L/Sgt. 22nd April 1916; posted to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1916, embarking at Devonport 4th September 1916 and disembarking at Basra on 28th September 1916; reverted to Cpl. 5th December 1916; reverted to Pte. at own request 1st January 1917; w. 30th April 1917; rejoined bn. 15th July 1917; posted to Details, India 27th March 1919; posted to 18th Special Service Bn., Kirkee, India 19th May 1919; demob. 13th November 1919. [262, 263, 552, 579]

Charles Stuart Duffy DUFFY, Sgt. Charles Stuart, 15116; b. 11th February 1889 at Accrington, s. of James and Mary Alice Duffy; lived at 40 Frederick Street, Accrington; marriage to Ellen Southworth registered Q3 1912 at Haslingden; e. 15th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 6th September 1917; death registered Q2 1973 at Haslingden. [3, 21A, 113, 284, 299, 314, 324, 396]

Left: Charles Stuart Duffy. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 11th July 1916.

DUNCAN, Pte. George Henry, 27279; b. Hull, s. of George Henry and Elizabeth Duncan; birth registered Q3 1895; lived at 5 Albermarle Street, Boulevard, Hull; e. 7th September 1914 at Hull and posted to 11th (2nd Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. as 11/301; posted to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. as 10156 2nd October 1915; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; wd. 6th August 1916; joined Base Details 20th September 1916; joined 19 Ordnance Depot 14th March 1917; transferred to Labour Corps as 446118 20th November 1917. [7, 106, 253, 284, 342]

Herbert Dunderdale DUNDERDALE, Sgt. Herbert, 15117; b. 15th August 1883 at Preston, s. of Job and Ellen Dunderdale; m. Letitia Greeney 1903 at St. Mary's Church, Preston; e. 14th or 15th September 1914 at Accrington; aptd. L/Sgt. 9th November 1914; aptd. Sgt. 19th July 1915; transferred to 75th Training Reserve Bn., later 52nd (Grad.) Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as 48042; demob. 8th November 1919; lived at 81 Steiner Street, Accrington. [21B, 44, 150, 254, 359, 552]

Left: Herbert Dunderdale. Photograph courtesy of Herbert's grand-daughter Sheila Boswell.

[Dunderdale Family photograph]

DUNKLEY, Pte. William, 15207; e. 15th September 1914. [3, 21B, 219, 359]

DUNN, L/Cpl. Walter Stuart, 27251 (formerly 621 11th (2nd Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10132 Army Cycl. Corps); b. 30th September 1894 at Beverley, Yorks., s. of George and Cordelia Dunn; lived at 50 Eastgate, Beverley; e. 8th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; d.o.w. 24th October 1917 (23); bd. Duisans Brit. Cem., Etrun. [2, 4, 7, 37, 104, 111, 135, 284, 396]

DURKIN, Pte. John, 15853; b. 6th August 1883 at Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914; m. Ann Loughlin 16th January 1915 at Church of the Sacred Heart, Chorley; left battalion (sickness) 12th April 1917 and returned to England for hospitalization; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 12th July 1917; posted to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining unit in Belgium on 14th September 1917; left unit (sickness) 2nd October 1917 and returned to England for hospitalization; posted to 3rd Bn. East Lancs. Regt. 11th April 1918; posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France 9th May 1918, but hospitalized almost immediately; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 15th September 1918; left unit (sickness) 1st October 1918; transferred to Labour Corps as 653659 17th October 1918, and posted to 328 Prisoner of War Coy.; demob. 19th January 1919; lived at 33 Lyons Lane, Chorley. [20, 21C, 47, 262, 552]

DUST, L/Cpl. Thomas Frank, 15556; b. 13th July 1884 at Crawshawbooth, s. of John and Mary Ann Dust; lived at 8 Laburnum Cottages, Church Street, Crawshawbooth; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21D, 119, 284, 328, 359]

Thomas and Isaac Dutson DUTSON, Pte. Thomas, 15296; b. 30th January 1890 at Bury, s. of Isaac and Agnes Dutson; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 6 James Street, Oswaldtwistle; d. 12th May 1956. [3, 21C, 44, 149, 284, 359]

Left: Thomas, left, and his father Isaac Dutson. Isaac joined the Royal Scots Fusiliers in 1914. Photograph courtesy of Thomas' nephew, James Fenton.
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DYSON, Pte. James, 17945; e. 4th January 1915; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. (sickness) 15th June 1918 (34). [3, 21E, 219, 314]

EAGLES, Cpl. Arthur, 15307; b. 29th February 1892 at Rishton, s. of William and Jane Eagles; lived at 10 Chapel Street, Rishton; e. 16th September 1914. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 253, 284, 359, 552]

EARNSHAW, W.O. II Hartley, 15743; b. 18th August 1887 at Liverpool, s. of Joseph and Jane Elizabeth Earnshaw; e. 21st September 1914; pmtd. Cpl. 4th December 1914; aptd. paid L/Sgt. 26th June 1915 (confirmed 19th July 1915); transferred to Y Company 3rd September 1916; w. between 15th and 20th May 1917; transferred to 177 Labour Coy., Labour Corps 5th October 1917 as 380771; pmtd. Sgt. 3rd November 1917; pmtd. W.O. II 12th December 1917; demob. 5th February 1919; lived at 69 Morse Street, Burnley. [21D, 232, 263, 355, 561]

EBORN, Pte. James Henry, 18039; b. 3rd December 1885 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Henry and Elizabeth Catherine Eborn; lived at 18 China Street, Accrington; e. between 14th and 19th January 1915; transferred to 7th and 6th Bns., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 2 Higher Antley Street, Accrington; [3, 21E, 44, 284, 359, 371, 375]

EDDLESTON, Pte. Enos, 15233; b. Accrington, s. of Levi and Margaret Isabella Eddleston; birth registered Q3 1896; lived at 36 Lonsdale Street, Accrington; transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 86622; e. 16th September 1914; served overseas from 10th March 1916 to 27th October 1917 and from 1st May 1918 to 13th July 1918; m. Betsy Jane Bridge 12th August 1922 at St. Augustine's Church, Huncoat. [3, 21A, 44, 253, 284, 359, 393, 445]

EDDLESTONE, Pte. Harvey, 15565; b. 8th December 1896 at Padiham, s. of James Thomas Eddlestone and Susannah Eddlestone; lived at Grove Lane, Padiham; e. 19th September 1914; transferred to 7th and 2nd Bns. East Lancs. Regt. before transferring to 1st Bn., Border Regt. as 30785; marriage to Annie Thornton registered Q3 1930 at Burnley. [21D, 47, 284, 299, 359, 446, 480, 552]

Israel Edge EDGE, Sgt. Israel, 15082; b. 20th October 1892 at Rishton, s. of James and Sarah Jane Edge; lived at 45 Cliff Street, Rishton; e. 14th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21B, 37, 111, 195, 284, 343, 359]

Left: Israel Edge. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

EDWARDS, Pte. Alfred, 18969; b. 17th February 1894 at Accrington, s. of William Thomas Edwards and Lilly Ann Edwards; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 119]

Sid Edwards EDWARDS, Pte. Alfred Sidney (Sid), 15891; e. 22nd September 1914; stretcher bearer. [3, 21D, 91, 219, 359]

Left: Sid Edwards. Photograph courtesy of Mike Townend and Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Burnley.

[Additional photograph of Sid Edwards]

EDWARDS, Pte. George Albert, 15985; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 9952; lived at 49 Maden Street, Church; demob. 23rd March 1919. [21B, 44, 359; 447]

EDWARDSON, Pte. Edward, 15234; b. 13th March 1890 at Liverpool, s. of Richard Russell Edwardson and Margaret Edwardson; lived at 8 Higher Antley Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914 having previously served 5½ years with King's Royal Rifle Corps; pmtd. Cpl. 23rd September 1914; pmtd. Sgt. 30th January 1915; reduced to ranks 10th March 1915; posted to12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 18th December 1915; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 2nd December 1916; reverted to Pte. 19th December 1916; transferred to King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) as 32591 24th December 1916, embarking for France the following day and posted to 7th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) on 17th January 1917; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 17th November 1917, pmtd. Cpl. 27th November 1917; aptd. paid L/Sgt. 1st January 1918; posted to 1st/4th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 8th February 1918, joining battalion on 17th February 1918; w. 9th/10th April 1918, rejoining battalion on 21st April 1918; w. 21st June 1918 and hospitalized in England; reduced to ranks 2nd December 1918; demob. 21st March 1919; re-enlisted into King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 10th October 1919 and posted to 1st Bn; dis. 20th January 1920. [3, 21A, 355, 561]

ELLIS, Spr. Walter Norcross, 16061; b. 5th November 1890 at Darwen, s. of Nathan Hall Ellis and Elizabeth Ann Ellis; lived at 54 Station Road, Croston; e. 26th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and hospitalized in England; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 21st August 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October 1916 as 35431 before being posted to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France; hospitalized in England May 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd July 1917 and on 29th November 1917 to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in Salonika; transferred to Royal Engineers as Sapper, WR/297219 7th August 1918; demob. 15th April 1919. [3, 20, 21C, 284, 355, 396, 416, 448, 563]

ELLISON, Cpl. James H., 22091; e. 25th June 1915. [263, 359, 579]

Thomas Ellison ELLISON, Pte. Thomas, 15799; b. Accrington, s. of Mary Ann Ellison; e. 22nd September 1914 (21); posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; posted back to 11th Bn. 18th October 1915; w. 17th July 1916 and hospitalized in U.K.; m. Lily Wilson 17th February 1917 at Accrington; posted to 3rd Bn. 21st July 1917; transferred to Labour Corps as 351069; returned to France 28th September 1917; lived at 14 Lower Antley Street, Accrington; demob. 19th March 1919. [21B, 190, 263, 355, 412]

Left: Thomas Ellison. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th August 1916.

ELLISON, Pte. Wilfred, 15267; b. Chorley, s. of Ralph and Ann Ellison; birth registered Q4 1894; lived at 15 and 17 Blackburn Brow, Chorley; e. 16th September 1914; d. of untreated appendicitis 26th May 1916 (21); bd. Beauval Comm. Cem. [2, 20, 37, 21C, 37, 119, 253, 284, 359, 377]

ELLSON, Pte. George Robert, 17935; b. 14th December 1890 at Accrington, s. of George Robert Ellson and Lucy Ellson; bro. of John Francis Ellson; lived at 31 Royds Street, Accrington; marriage to Alice McLoughlin registered Q1 1912 at Haslingden; e. between 31st December 1914 and 4th January 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10774; demob. 13th March 1919. [21E, 49, 263, 299, 359, 436; 284 as ELLISON]

ELLSON, Tpr. John Francis; b. 18th February 1892 at Accrington, s. of George Robert Ellson and Lucy Ellson; transferred 1915 to Army Cyclist Corps as 9923, and later to Royal Horse Guards as 3145; lived at 8 Dowry Street, Accrington; demob. 31st March 1920. [21B, 44, 49, 449; 284 as ELLISON]

James Hargreaves Emmett EMMETT, Pte. James Hargreaves, 21987; b. Burnley, s. of Albert and Annie Emmett; lived at 22 Killington Street, Burnley; e. 24th June 1915; joined 11th Bn. from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. April 1916; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 111, 296]

Left: James Hargreaves Emmett. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 5th May 1917, courtesy of Denis Otter.

ENDEAN, Capt. Bart; b. 30th April 1893 at Cramlington, s. of William Henry Endean and Jane Endean; lived at Laurel Cottage, Cramlington; aptd. 2/Lt. 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 8th May 1915; joined "Z" Coy., 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 23rd April 1916; w. 1st July 1916; m. Esther Raine Hall 11th February 1917; aptd. Lt. 1st July 1917; aptd. A/Capt. 13th July 1918; w. 28th September 1918 at Ploegsteert Wood; relinquished commission 1919 on account of wounds, and granted rank of Captain; d. 28th December 1986. [10, 11, 12, 26, 34, 53, 55, 57, 284, 406]

ENDERBY, Pte. Joseph, 15646 (Machine Gun Section); b. Chorley, s. of John and Mary Enderby; birth registered Q3 1893; lived at 40 Geoffrey Street, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 253, 284, 377]

ENGLISH, Pte. G. [21A]

ENGLISH, Pte. William, 15119; b. 1879 at Downham Market, Norfolk, s. of Noah and Hannah English; lived at 72 Scaitcliffe Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; posted back to 11th Bn. 19th April 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 10th October 1916; posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt., B.E.F. 11th December 1916 but seems not to have joined battalion; transferred to Labour Corps and posted to 858 Agric. Coy. as 403392 10th October 1917; demob. 14th April 1919. [3, 21A, 44, 221, 263, 281, 284, 355]

ENTWISTLE, Sgt. A. K. [21D]

ENTWISTLE, L/Cpl. Carswell, 15437; b. 7th March 1892 at Chorley, s. of James and Clara Entwistle; lived at 52 Primrose Street, Chorley; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (24); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21C, 37, 129, 357, 359, 416; 284 as ENTWISLE]

ENTWISTLE, Pte. Herbert, 21985; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [375, 410]

ENTWISTLE, Cpl. Joseph, 22139; e. between 9th and 12th August 1915. [359, 579]

ENTWISTLE, L/Cpl. T., 15614; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., and later to Military Foot Police as P4471; demob. 10th July 1919. [21B, 359, 430, 431]

ENTWISTLE, Pte. Thomas (Tom), 15409; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 67 Richmond Hill Street and/or 179 Whalley Road, Accrington; dis. (wounds) 5th September 1919. [3, 21A, 44, 150, 219]

Albert Enwright ENWRIGHT, Pte. Albert H., 15716; b. 7th January 1895 at Burnley; lived at 27 Raglan Road, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; served with 7th and 6th Bns., East Lancs. Regt. before being transferred to 2nd Bn., Devonshire Regt. as 30836; taken prisoner-of-war 27th May 1918 at Berry-au-Bac. [3, 21D, 150, 204, 359, 365, 396; 263, 385 as ENRIGHT]

Left: Albert Enwright. Photograph courtesy of Denis Otter.

ETHERINGTON, L/Cpl. John, 15931; b. 30th August 1898 at Accrington, s. of Edward and Matilda Etherington; lived at 92 Richmond Hill Street, Accrington; e. 23rd September 1914 (16); posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 3rd September 1915; aptd. L/Cpl. (unpaid) 8th August 1916; transferred to Royal Garrison Artillery Signal School 18th/19th December 1916, graduating 1st Class 24th January 1917; reverted in rank at own request to Gnr., 146327 10th February 1917; aptd. A/Bdr. (unpaid) 11th July 1917; posted to Royal Engineers Signal Training Centre, Bedford as L/Cpl., 350285 25th/26th June 1918; demob. 15th March 1919. [21B, 49, 284, 355]

EVANS, Pte. C. H. J. [21E]

EVANS, Pte. John Howard, 15986; e. 24th September 1914. [3, 21D, 219, 359]

EVANS, Cpl. William Clement, 15500; b. 15th February 1894 at Haslingden, s. of Lewis and Sarah Alice Evans; e. 19th September 1914; lived at 82 Spencer Street, Accrington; dis. (sickness) 4th November 1918. [3, 21A, 44, 150, 219, 284, 562]

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