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

Michael Fadden FADDEN, Cpl. Michael, 15958; b. Chorley, s. of Michael and Ann Fadden; birth registered Q4 1876, marriage to Ellen Grayken registered Q2 1901 at Chorley; lived at 64 Anderton Street, Chorley; e. 23rd September 1914; w. by shrapnel in shoulder blade and back 1st May 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th November 1916, joining battalion on 9th December 1916; k.i.a. 9th April 1917; bd. Highland Cem., Roclincourt. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 253, 284, 299, 359]

Left: Michael Fadden. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

Stanley Fairey FAIREY, Pte. Stanley, 16036; b. 13th June 1893 at Westhoughton, s. of Joseph and Mary Fairey, e. 24th September 1914; lived at 41 Allen Street, Burnley; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 13th July 1917. [3, 21D, 204, 219, 284, 314, 396; 565 as FAIRY]

Left: Stanley Fairey. Photograph courtesy of Denis Otter.

FAIRWEATHER, Pte. Ormond, 20971 (stretcher bearer); b. 22nd May 1892 at Church, s. of David and Fanny Fairweather; lived at 25 Stratford Place, Chorley; e. 14th June 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (24); dis. (wounds) 8th January 1917; marriage (1) to Gertrude Green registered Q2 1918 at Chorley; marriage (2) to Ellen Wignall registered Q1 1951 at Chorley; death registered Q1 1966 at Chorley. [3, 156, 219, 284, 299, 314, 324, 332, 396, 579]

FARADAY, Pte. A. [21D]

FARNWORTH, C/Sgt. Daniel, 15268; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10784; demob. 15th March 1919. [20, 21C, 359, 436]

FARRELL, Pte. James, 15323; e. 17th September 1914; lived at 25 Empress Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 359, 375]

FAULKNER, Lt. William; b. 13th January 1887 at Stanley, Staffs., s. of William Faulkner; e. 7th August 1914 as Rifleman 2029 9th Bn., London Regt.; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd April 1915; joined "R" Coy. May 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 12th November 1915; aptd. Lt. 1st March 1916; left 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 23rd August 1916 suffering from exhaustion after a bathing accident at Hardelot; posted to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; injured 20th May 1917 at Arras; last served with No. 4 Prisoner of War Company, Labour Corps. [9, 10, 92, 94, 95]

Frank Fawcett FAWCETT, Pte. Frank, 15932; b. 8th September 1895 at Accrington, s. of Charles and Nanny Elizabeth Fawcett; bro. of 17973 Matthew Fawcett; lived at 34 Cobden Street, Accrington; e. 22nd or 23rd September 1914; k.i.a. 23rd June 1916 (20); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 49, 120, 156, 163, 284, 359]

Left: Frank Fawcett. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st July 1916.

FAWCETT, Pte. Matthew, 17973 (later 35404); b. 5th November 1893 at Accrington, s. of Charles and Nanny Elizabeth Fawcett; bro. of 15932 Frank Fawcett; e. between 5th and 7th January 1915; hospitalized June 1916 or earlier; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., and later to 8th Bn., The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) as 28841; lived at 34 Cobden Street, Accrington. [21E, 44, 45, 49, 150, 156, 163, 284, 359, 452]

FELL, L/Cpl. Frank, 15010; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 52 Plantation Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 359, 428]

FELL, L/Cpl. Harry, 15235; b. 1892/3 at Newport, Yorks., s. of James and Annie Elizabeth Carlton Fell; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 172 Stanley Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 284, 359, 375]

FENN, Pte. Alfred, 27280; b. Tong, Bradford, s. of Samuel and Priscilla Fenn; birth registered Q3 1897; lived at 2 Holme Lane, Dudley Hill, Bradford; e. 30th April 1915 as Pte., 1104 18th (2nd Bradford) Bn., West Yorks. Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own); transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10096; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 27280 22nd May 1916; w. June/July 1917; dis. (wounds) 7th February 1919. [3, 7, 253, 284, 314, 355, 375]

FIELDING, Pte. Benjamin, 15120; b. 22nd November 1889 at Accrington, s. of John and Margaret Fielding; m. Margaret Wilding April 1910 at St. John's Church, Accrington; lived at 3 Orange Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914 (previously served with 5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); dis. 29th July 1915 (deafness). [21A, 49, 250, 552]

Harry Fielding FIELDING, Pte. Henry (Harry), 24137; b. 23rd July 1894 at Blackburn, s. of James and Margaret Fielding; lived at Cedar Street, Blackburn; No. 6 Platoon, X Company; w. and taken prisoner-of-war 1st/2nd July 1916; d. 1977 (82). [3, 34, 283, 307, 365, 402]

Left: Harry Fielding. Photograph from the Blackburn Times of 26th August 1916.

FIELDING, Pte. John, 17827; e. 8th December 1914; lived at 54 Nelson Street, Accrington; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [21E, 44, 219, 359]

FIELDING, Pte. Robert, 22152; b. 1887 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Robert and Alice Fielding; m. Annie Worswick 18th March 1914 at St. Paul's Church, Oswaldtwistle; lived at 6 Worsley Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 7th September 1915 into 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and posted on the same day to 12th Bn.; re-posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 30th November 1915; served with Y Company; w. 12th April 1918, rejoining unit on 18th June 1918; taken on strength of 92nd Light Trench Mortar Battery August 1918; demob. 15th January 1919; emigrated to Canada. [263, 284, 355, 579]

William Thomas Fielding FIELDING, Pte. William Thomas, 15801; b. Accrington, s. of John and Martha Fielding; baptized 14th May 1876; m. Elizabeth Ellen Ritchings 14th May 1898 at St. James' Church, Accrington; lived at 9 George Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 28th May 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d.o.w. 19th October 1916 (41); bd. Boulogne Eastern Cem. [3, 4, 21B, 37, 49, 119, 150, 284, 345, 359]

Left: William Thomas Fielding. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 17th June 1916.

Walter Fifield FIFIELD, L/Cpl. Walter Isaac, 15011; b. 23rd May 1883 at Rotherhithe; marriage to Mary Davenport registered Q2 1911 at Haslingden; e. 14th September 1914; machine-gunner; w. 1st/2nd July 1916, and returned to England 9th July 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 19th July 1917; posted to France 12th September 1917, joining 2nd/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 24th September 1917; w. October 1917 and returned to England; dis. from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th March 1919; lived at 51 Pendle Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 250, 253, 282, 284, 299, 428, 552]

Left: Walter Fifield. Photograph courtesy of St. Clement's Church, Green Haworth.
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FINAN, Pte. Thomas; 15269; b. 24th January 1893 at Chorley, s. of Peter and Winifred Finan; lived at 8 Standish Street, Chorley; e. 16th September 1914; marriage to Anne (Annie) Anton registered Q3 1929 at Chorley. [3, 21C, 219, 284, 299, 359, 416, 522]

William Finney FINNEY, Pte. William, 17889; b. Stoke-on-Trent, s. of Thomas and Mary A. Finney; m. Margaret Ann Bridge 31st January 1914 at St. Augustine's Church, Huncoat; lived at Ormerod Row, Higher Gate, Huncoat; e. 16th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (30); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 111, 196, 284, 359, 393]

Left: William Finney. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th May 1917.

FISH, Pte. James, 15169; b. Ashton-under-Lyne; m. Lily Hague 1902 at Ashton-under-Lyne; lived at 22 Nab Lane, Blackburn; e. 15th September 1914 (32); dis. (unable to march long distances) 18th December 1914. [355]

Robert Fisher FISHER, Pte. Robert (Bob), 20517; b. Accrington, s. of John Thomas Fisher and Ann Fisher; birth registered Q2 1895; lived at 28 Norfolk Street, Accrington; e. 24th April 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 141086; dis. (sickness) 21st August 1918 (23). [3, 233, 234, 253, 282, 284]

Left: Bob Fisher. Photograph courtesy of Phil Brooks.

FITZPATRICK, Pte. Edward, 15324; e. 17th September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 487132. [21A, 164, 359]

FLETCHER, Pte. Arthur Kay, 15566; b. Burnley, s. of Albert and Adela Fletcher; birth registered Q2 1898; lived at 1 Catlow Street, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 253, 284, 359, 400, 455]

Peter Fletcher FLETCHER, L/Sgt. Peter, 15071; b. Rishton, s. of George and Susannah Fletcher; birth registered Q4 1890; lived at 4 York Street, Church; e. 14th September 1914; d. 21st July 1916 from wounds received on 1st July 1916; bd. St. Pol Comm. Cem. Ext. [2, 4, 21C, 37, 116, 119, 253, 284, 359, 377, 396]

Left: Peter Fletcher. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th July 1916.

FLETCHER, Sgt. Thomas, 15611; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to Royal Engineers as 246345. [21A, 164, 359]

FLETCHER, Pte. Walter, 15717; e. 21st September 1914; w. October 1916; dis. (wounds) 23rd May 1917. [3, 21D, 150, 219, 314]

FLYNN, L/Cpl. Charles, 17855; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; lived at 13 Augusta Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 359]

FODEN, Pte. John William, 16037; b. Burnley, s. of Stephen Foden; birth registered Q2 1893; lived at 11 Sandygate, Burnley; e. 24th September 1914; dis. (wounds) 20th November 1918. [3, 21D, 150, 217, 219, 253, 284]

Robert Fogg FOGG, Pte. Robert, 15615; b. 21st April 1895 at Heywood, s. of Robert and Elizabeth Ann Fogg; lived at 15 Dowry Street, Accrington; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 10th May 1917 (22); bd. Albuera Cem., Bailleul-sire-Berthoult. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 49, 119, 284, 359]

Left: Robert Fogg. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 2nd June 1917.

Martin Folan FOLAN, Sgt. Martin, 15987; b. 31st October 1885 at Jarrow-on-Tyne, s. of Laurentii Folan and Anna O'Donnell; m. Maggie Suart June 1908 at Sacred Heart Church, Accrington; lived at 35 Craven Street, Accrington; e. 24th September 1914; pmtd. Cpl. 2nd November 1914; pmtd. Sgt. 12th March 1915; returned to England 6th June 1916 suffering from shell shock originating 23rd April 1916; dis. 16th November 1916 (shell shock). [3, 21B, 163, 219, 250, 314, 552; 352 as Martinus Folan]

Left: Martin Folan. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st July 1916.

FOOT, Pte. F. [21C]

Frank Foote FOOTE, Pte. Frank, 15802; b. 18th July 1893 at Accrington, s. of Henry and Catherine Foote; lived at 13 Chapel Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; Machine Gun Section, X Company; w. 1st July 1916; marriage to Julia Wilkinson registered Q3 1916 at Haslingden; transferred to 1st Bn., Worcestershire Regt. as 45844. [12, 47, 116, 150, 282, 284, 299, 359, 456, 552; 49 as FOOT]

Left: Frank Foote. Photograph courtesy of Frank's grandson, Michael Foote.
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FORREST, 2/Lt. Henry (Harry) Dacre, 15279; born at Darwen, s. of Thomas Walker Ainsworth Forrest and Sarah Elizabeth Forrest; birth registered Q2 1891; lived at 102 Greenway Street, Darwen; e. 16th September 1914; dis. to commission in 3rd Bn., West Yorks. Regt. 30th October 1917; k.i.a. attached to 5th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regt. 7th April 1918 (26); bd. Bienvillers Mil. Cem. [3, 21D, 37, 107, 113, 253, 284, 359, 374]

FORREST, Lt. James Edward, 15195; b. 11th September 1897 at Rishton, s. of Richard and Janet Forrest; lived at 9 Chapel Street, Rishton; e. 15th September 1914 (17); pmtd. L/Cpl. 17th September 1914; posted 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 18th December 1915; aptd. paid Cpl. 10th February 1916; aptd. paid L/Sgt. 7th September 1916; dis. to commission in Machine Gun Corps 25th May 1917; pmtd. Lt. 26th November 1918; dis. 23rd August 1919. [21B as FOREST, L/Cpl. J. E., 263, 284, 318]

FOSTER, Pte. John, 15410; b. Accrington, s. of Albert Edward Foster and Annie Foster; birth registered Q3 1897; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 153564; lived at 23 Maudsley Street, Accrington; demob. 11th May 1919. [21A, 44, 253, 284, 359, 457]

Philip Foster FOSTER, Sgt. Philip, 18013; b. Leicester, s. of Frederick John and Emmie Sarah Foster; e. 11th or 12th January 1915; lived at 6 Holly Bank, Accrington; w. November 1916; transferred to 3rd then back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 18th October 1918 (22); bd. Cretinier Cem., Wattrelos. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 44, 111, 150, 359]

Left: Philip Foster. Photograph courtesy of Philip's nephew, Mike Foster.

[Photographs of Philip Foster early in the war]
[Photograph of Philip Foster as a sergeant]
[Photographs of Philip Foster's grave in Cretinier Cemetery, Wattrelos]

FOUNTAIN, W.O.II Herbert Henry, 27250 (formerly 9875 Army Cycl. Corps); transferred to 917 Coy., Labour Corps as 383842, and 43rd Bn., Royal Fusiliers as GS/101544. [7, 458]

FRANCE, Pte. Albert, 15647; b. 27th June 1888 at Chorley, s. of Edward and Sarah France; lived at 52 Bolton Road, Chorley; marriage to Margaret E. Higham registered Q2 1912 at Chorley; e. 21st September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 284, 299, 359, 416, 522]

Thomas Francis FRANCIS, Pte. Thomas Edward, 15476; b. 30th September 1895 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Joseph Henry Francis and Ellen Francis; lived at 97 Henry Street, Church; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (20); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [4, 21A, 37, 119, 150, 284, 359, 542]

Left: Thomas Francis. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 2nd September 1916.

GALLAGHER, Pte. Albert, 17911; b. 1891; m. Jane Duxbury 15th August 1914 at Sacred Heart Church, Accrington; lived at 5 Pearl Street, Accrington; e. 21st December 1914 (previously served 4 years with King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)); pmtd. L/Cpl. 16th January 1915; reverted to Pte. at own request April 1915; dis. 4th May 1915. [21E, 250]

GALLAGHER, Pte. William, 15280; e. 16th September 1914; transferred as 203568 to 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. (sickness) 19th June 1918 (33). [3, 21D, 120, 314]

GAMMON, Pte. William Ingham, 15411; b. 19th March 1897 at Church, s. of William Ingham Gammon and Mary Ann Gammon; lived at 2 Back Lane, Baxenden; e. 18th September 1914 (17); dis. 15th March 1915 (sickness); re-enlisted 1st August 1916, joining 2nd Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery (R.G.A.) as Gunner, 112805 2nd August 1916; posted to 16 Coy, R.G.A. 12th August 1916; posted to 249 Siege Battery, R.G.A. 22nd September 1916; served overseas with B.E.F. 23rd March 1917 to 28th December 1917; posted to 32 Siege Battery 8th December 1917; invalided to England (sickness) 28th December 1917; aptd. A/L/Bdr. 2nd April 1918; transferred to 200th Protection Coy., Royal Defence Corps (R.D.C.) 16th August 1918, and to 162nd Protection Coy., R.D.C. on 18th August 1918; transferred to 18th Bn., Yorkshire Regt. as A/L/Cpl., 65933 7th November 1918; posted to 3rd Bn., Yorkshire Regt. 27th February 1919; demob. in April/May 1919. [21A, 250, 262, 263, 284, 518]

GARDNER, Pte. J. [21A]

GARLICK, Pte. Thomas, 18038; b. Burnley; lived at 18 Union Street, Accrington; e. 18th January 1915 (29); dis. (medically unfit) 18th February 1915. [355]

GASKELL, Cpl. James, 15162; b. 12th December 1894 at Chorley, s. of Thomas and Sarah Ann Gaskell; bro. of 15438 Thomas Gaskell; lived at 241 Eaves Lane, Chorley; e. 15th September 1914; machine gunner; left battalion (sickness) 30th May 1916 and hospitalized in England; rejoined 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France 23rd December 1916; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 17th January 1917; aptd. paid A/Cpl. 23rd May 1917; confirmed in rank of corporal 3rd November 1917; w. (gas) 21st November 1917 and hospitalized in England; m. Clara Harter 20th May 1918 at Chorley; returned to France 6th June 1918 and posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35460, joining battalion on 18th June 1918; demob. 27th January 1919. [3, 20, 21C, 221, 262, 284, 373, 552]

GASKELL, Sgt. John M.M., Decoration Militaire avec Croix de Guerre, 8722; native of Preston; M.M. gazetted 14th May 1919. [3, 38, 113]

GASKELL, Pte. Thomas, 15438; b. Chorley, s. of Thomas and Sarah Ann Gaskell; bro. of 15162 James Gaskell; lived at 241 Eaves Lane, Chorley; e. 18th September 1914; d.o.w. 18th July 1916 (26); bd. St. Pol Comm. Cem. Ext. [2, 4, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 284]

GAY, Capt. Cecil Douglas M.C.; b. 24th November 1894 at Dagenham, s. of William John Gay and Emily Gay (formerly Hollington); aptd. 2/Lt. 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd February 1915; aptd. Lt. 22nd February 1916; joined 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th June 1916; w. 1st July 1916; re-joined 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt./47th Bn., Training Reserve 4th September 1916; joined 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th September 1917; awarded M.C. for action near Poelcapelle 4th October 1917; aptd. A/Capt. 17th July 1918; w. 18th August 1918 at Steenbecque; demobilized 25th April 1919 and granted rank of Capt.; m. Charlotte Rose, 1930. [list of references]

GENT, Pte. John, 15529; b. 18th June 1890 at Chorley, s. of James Atherton Gent and Ellen Gent; lived at 10 Eaves Lane, Chorley; e. 19th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 12th December 1917 (27). [3, 21C, 219, 284, 314, 416, 494]

GENT, Sgt. Walter, 16010; b. 29th November 1872 at Chorley; m. Ellen Nelson 24th September 1902 at Chorley; lived at 30 Harrison Road, Chorley; e. 24th September 1914 (previously served with Devonshire Regt.); pmtd. Sgt. 9th October 1914; promotion confirmed 10th January 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th December 1915; transferred from regiment 26th May 1916; dis. 10th February 1919. [21C, 262, 279, 522]

GERAGHTY, Pte. Thomas Louis, 22109; b. Q1 1879 at Liverpool, s. of Isabella Geraghty; marriage to Margaret Brady registered Q4 1905 at Blackburn; lived at 7 Bath Street, Darwen; e. 13th July 1915 (previously served with Lancs. Fusiliers militia); aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 19th January 1916, reverting to Pte. 26th June 1916; hospitalized in England with mental illness after being buried in a shell explosion; dis. 23rd December 1916. [51, 250, 263, 284, 299, 359, 579]

GIBBENS, Cpl. Sidney Holloway, 27295 (formerly 536 Rifle Brigade and 432 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Camberwell, Surrey, s. of William Robert Gibbens and Elizabeth Alice Gibbens; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 111, 150]

GIBBONS, Pte. Walter Percy, 15281; b. Blackburn, s. of John and Susannah Gibbons; birth registered Q4 1877; marriage to Isabella Kay registered Q2 1906 at Blackburn; lived at 65 Blakey Street, Blackburn; e. 16th September 1914; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; poisoned March 1916 in escape of gas at British Dyes, Huddersfield; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 8th June 1918; posted to 345th H.S. Works Coy., Labour Corps as 642004 1st September 1918; dis. 27th March 1919; lived at 16 Joseph Street, Blackburn. [21C, 51, 250, 253, 284, 299]

Albert Edward Gibson GIBSON, Pte. Albert Edward Spencer, 15501; b. 1893 at Ulverston, s. of Thomas Spencer Gibson and Elizabeth Eleanor Gibson; bro. of 15502 James Spencer Gibson and 15012 Thomas Spencer Gibson; lived at 32 Booth Street, Accrington; friend of 15148 Jack Smallshaw; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119, 150, 253, 284, 359]

Left: Albert Edward Gibson. Photograph courtesy of Louise Baird.
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GIBSON, L/Cpl. J. [21A]

James Spencer Gibson GIBSON, Pte. James Spencer, 15502; b. 6th April 1891 at Ulverston, s. of Thomas Spencer Gibson and Elizabeth Eleanor Gibson; bro. of 15501 Albert Edward Spencer Gibson and 15012 Thomas Spencer Gibson; lived at 32 Booth Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 529738; marriage to Hannah Metcalf registered Q3 1916 at Blackburn. [3, 253, 263, 282, 284, 299, 359, 552]

Left: James Spencer Gibson. Photograph courtesy of James' great-niece, Tina Lupton.
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Thomas Spencer Gibson GIBSON, Pte. Thomas Spencer, 15012; b. 3rd October 1886 at Ulverston, s. of Thomas Spencer Gibson and Elizabeth Eleanor Gibson; bro. of 15501 Albert Edward Spencer Gibson and 15502 James Spencer Gibson; m. Hannah Maria Pickup 1908; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 4 Grange Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 150, 253, 284, 359, 428, 552]

Left: Thomas Spencer Gibson, 1947. Photograph courtesy of Thomas's granddaughter, Tina Lupton.

GIDLOW-JACKSON, Capt. Charles William; b. 30th April 1887 at Oldham, s. of Mary Gidlow Jackson; aptd. Lt. 17th September 1914; transferred to Royal Engineers ca. March 1915; left unit suffering from gastritis 28th January 1916; joined School of Military Engineering at Chatham 7th July 1916; attd. to R.E. Services, Lincolnshire Coast Defences March 1917 before returning to France; w. by M.G. bullet 25th March 1918; joined R.E. Reserve Training Centre at Christchurch 29th April 1918 before returning overseas; dis. 21st August 1919, last serving as Capt. with 38 R.E. Works Coy., North Russia. [8, 20, 21C as JACKSON, 154]

GILBERT, Pte. Henry, 20986; b. 1883 at Bacup; lived at 14 Back Rakefoot, Haslingden; e. 22nd June 1915; posted 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 3rd September 1915; transferred to King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.), B.E.F. 7th January 1917 as 33230, joining 1st Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 9th January 1917; transferred to Labour Corps and posted to 789th Area Employment Coy. 2nd October 1917 as 398591; posted 228th Divisional Employment Coy. 23rd March 1918; posted 862nd Area Employment Coy. 2nd June 1918; posted 861st Area Employment Coy. 5th July 1918; demob. 12th April 1919. [263, 355, 579]

GILDER, Sgt. W. E. [21B]: prob. GILDER, Sgt. William Edward; served with Labour Corps as 453017. [459]

GILL, Pte. Herbert Stanley, 22171; lived at 44 Fielding Lane, Oswaldtwistle; e. early November 1915 (23); posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 13th February 1916 as 9953 from 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; posted to B.E.F. 18th March 1916, joining 139 Coy. 21 April 1916; w. 1st July 1916 and hospitalized in UK; demob. 25th February 1919. [355, 447]

GILLETT, Sgt. Harry, 15163; b. 13th May 1892 at Chorley, s. of James and Beatrice Gillett; lived at 12 Longton Street, Chorley; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to 7th and then to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [20, 21C, 219, 284, 359, 416, 494]

William Gilmartin GILMARTIN, Pte. William, 15208; b. 9th December 1883 at Blackburn, s. of Michael Gilmartin; marriage to Alice Berry registered Q1 1909 at Blackburn; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 23 Willow Street, Clayton-le-Moors; dis. (gas poison) 29th August 1918; his younger brother Anthony was killed in action on 9th August 1915 in the Gallipoli campaign. [3, 21B, 44, 113, 156, 253, 284, 299, 314, 552]

Left: William Gilmartin. Photograph courtesy of @thewelshgirl1.
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Clarence Glover GLOVER, L/Cpl. Clarence, 15013; b. 19th November 1892 at High Green, Ecclesfield, s. of Thomas Dodson Glover and Sarah Glover; e. 14th September 1914; orderly to Capt. H. Livesey; w. 1st July 1916; lived at 8 Clifton Street, Accrington; marriage to Ada Cousins registered Q2 1919 at Haslingden; death registered Q3 1966 at Haslingden. [3, 21A, 43, 44, 284, 299, 324, 359, 396, 428, 552]

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

GOLDTHORPE, Pte. Hornby, 27281; b. 4th May 1888 at Mapplewell, Yorks., s. of John William and Jemima Goldthorpe; m. Louie Richardson 28th October 1911 at Barnsley; lived at 4 Mount Street, Ardsley, Barnsley; e. into 13th (1st Barnsley) Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. as Pte., 348 25th September 1914; transferred to Army Cycl. Corps as 9864 2nd October 1915; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916, joining battalion on 25th May 1916; w. 1st July 1916 and hospitalized in England; transferred to Army Reserve from 28th February 1917 to 23rd July 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd August 1917; dis. (wounds) 13th March 1919; death at age 71 registered Q4 1959 at Barnsley. [7, 253, 284, 314, 324, 355, 396, 552]

GOODMAN, Pte. William; b. Old Weston, Huntingdonshire; lived at 42 Greaves Street, Great Harwood. [223, 284]

GOODWIN, Pte. Enoch, 15084; b. 23rd November 1890 at Rishton, s. of Samuel and Nancy Hannah Goodwin; lived at 33 Talbot Street, Rishton; e. 14th September 1914; dis. (epilepsy) 18th December 1914. [284, 343, 356]

GORST, Capt. Gerald Thomas (Gerry); b. 15th April 1895 at London, s. of Thomas William Gorst and Ada Marion Gorst; aptd. to commission in 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 15th August 1914; posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France, joining battalion on 16th March 1915; transferred almost immediately to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. following losses at Neuve Chapelle, joining battalion on 19th March 1915, w. 9th May 1915 at Aubers Ridge and returned to England; pmtd. Lt. 15th August 1915; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France, joining battalion on 28th May 1916; aptd. A/Capt. 2nd July 1916, later promotion to Capt. antedated to 5th May 1916; returned to England (sickness) November 1916; instructor at No. 15 Officer Cadet Battalion 1917-18; employed under Colonial Office 1918-19; demob. 12th April 1919; m. Mary Kathrine Joyce Tolcher 30th June 1928 at Thurlestone; d. 18th February 1968 at St. Buryan, Cornwall. [8, 59, 255, 256, 257, 260]

GORST, Pte. Wilkinson, 15462; b. Old Laund Booth, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Ann Gorst; lived at Far Height, Fence; birth registered Q4 1893; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 30th August 1917; marriage to Agnes Grimshaw registered Q4 1929 at Burnley; d. 13th March 1965 at Burnley. [3, 21D, 204, 219, 253, 281, 284, 299, 310, 314]

GORTON, Pte. Abram, 17841; b. 9th March 1892; m. Alice Walker 10th May 1913 at St. John's Church, Accrington; lived at 18 Edward Street, Church; e. 9th December 1914 (previously served 4 years with 5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); pmtd. Cpl. 2nd January 1915; reverted to Pte. 25th January 1915; pmtd. L/Cpl. 3rd July 1915; injured in training August 1915; attd. for munitions duty 4th December 1915; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 10th March 1918; reverted to Pte. 9th April 1918; transferred to Labour Corps as 592014 6th June 1918; transferred to 11th Bn., Hampshire Regt. 2nd July 1918 as 55753; served in France 1st August 1918 to 3rd May 1919; dis. 1st June 1919. [21E, 250, 552]

GRAHAM, Pte. Geoffrey, 18036; e. between 14th and 19th January 1915; lived at 20 Aspden Lane, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 359]

GRAHAM, Pte. George M.M., 17836; e. 8th December 1914; lived at 90 Dill Hall Lane, Church. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 359]

GRAHAM, Pte. Henry (Harry), 15170; b. Blackburn; m. Mary Alice Hood June 1903 at Witton Church, Blackburn; lived at 21 Belle Vue Street, Blackburn; e. 15th September 1914 (29); dis. (unable to march long distances) 18th December 1914. [355]

GRAYSON, Pte. James, 17939; e. 4th January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 9th May 1917. [3, 21E, 219, 314, 398]

GREAVES, Pte. George, 15302; b. 1895 at Blackburn; e. 16th September 1914; w. 27th March 1918; hospitalized in U.K. from 6th April to 29th August 1918; dis. 11th March 1919; lived at Harwood Edge, Great Harwood. [3, 21B, 219, 223, 250]

Walter Greaves GREAVES, Pte. Walter, 15261; b. 12th May 1886 at Accrington, s. of Graham and Mary Anna Greaves; marriage to Ada Cain registered Q3 1909 at Haslingden; lived at 55 Hyndburn Road, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 2nd Bn. East Lancs. Regt. as 35421 before returning to 11th Bn. [3, 21A, 43, 49, 284, 299, 359, 373, 396]

Left: Walter Greaves. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 11th July 1916.

GREEN, Pte. Frank, 27282 (formerly 932 12th (Sheffield) Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. and 10967 Army Cycl. Corps); transferred to Royal Engineers as 252563. [7, 164]

GREEN, Pte. J. [21D]

Jesse Green GREEN, Pte. Jesse, 15387; b. 26th November 1897 at Blackburn, s. of George Samuel Green and Emily Green; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th and 2nd Bns., East Lancs. Regt.; taken prisoner-of-war at Villers Bretonneux 24th April 1918; lived at 29 High Street, Rishton. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 284, 343, 359, 365, 396]

Left: Jesse Green. Photograph courtesy of Jesse's son, Allan.

GREEN, Pte. W., 15417; e. 18th September 1914. [3, 359]

GREEN, Pte. William, 15164; b. 6th November 1883 at Chorley, s. of Edward and Alice Green; marriage to Catherine Ainscough registered Q3 1914 at Chorley; e. 15th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 299, 359]

GREENALL, Pte. Albert Edward, 22083; e. 24th June 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 18th February 1916 as 10754. [359, 579; 355 filed under 22089 William McCallum]

GREENHALGH, Pte. Fred, 15591; lived at 102 High Street, Rishton; e. 19th or 21st September 1914; also served with 7th and 8th Bns., East Lancs. Regt., and as 43680 with 1st Bn., North Staffs. Regt. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 359]

Bridge Greenwood GREENWOOD, Cpl. Bridge, 15616; b. 1st September 1890 at Accrington, s. of Samuel and Margaret Ann Greenwood; marriage to Martha Jane Boyd registered Q4 1910 at Haslingden; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 5 Bradshaw Street West and 23 India Street, Accrington; death registered Q2 1982 at Blackburn. [3, 21B as GREENWOOD, P.?, 44, 150, 219, 221, 253, 284, 299, 324, 359, 396, 552]

Left: Bridge Greenwood. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

Frank Greenwood GREENWOOD, Pte. Frank, 20991; b. Mytholmroyd, s. of James Edward Greenwood and Betsy Greenwood; marriage to Rose Stoupe on 6th November 1912 registered at Haslingden; lived at 129 Ormerod Street, Accrington; e. between 22nd and 24th June 1915; transferred to 106th Coy., Machine Gun Corps as 10781; d.o.w. 25th August 1916 (25); bd. Corbie Comm. Cem. Ext. [37, 284, 299, 359, 377, 537, 538, 579, 605]

Left: Frank Greenwood. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 23rd September 1916.

GREENWOOD, Pte. Fred, 24523; b. 8th June 1891 at Blackburn, younger s. of John and Sarah Agnes Greenwood; lived at 188 Audley Range, Blackburn; m. Bertha Aspinall in December 1915; e. 11th February 1916; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 111, 284, 299, 305, 352]

GREENWOOD, Pte. Harold, 15325; e. 17th September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10775; lived at 45 Spring Hill Road, Accrington; transferred to Army Reserve 20th April 1919. [21A, 44, 359, 436]

GREENWOOD, Pte. Joseph Henry, 17914; e. between 22nd and 24th December 1914. [3, 21E, 359]

William Greenwood GREENWOOD, Pte. William, 15854; b. Chorley; marriage to Mary Jane Brown registered Q4 1916 at Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to 3rd Bn. then to 7th Bn. before returning to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d.o.w. 8th September 1917 (32); bd. Boisguillaume Comm. Cem. Ext., Rouen. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 111, 299, 359, 416]

Left: William Greenwood. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

GREGORY, A/C.S.M. Walter, 15326; b. 25th April 1878 at Church, s. of Henry and Ann Gregory; marriage to Catherine Stephenson Crawford at St. James' Church, Accrington registered Q2 1908; lived at 6 Craven Street, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914 (formerly served with 8th Hussars); pmtd. Sgt. 17th September 1914; aptd. C.Q.M.S. 19th December 1914 (confirmed 7th August 1915); posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn. as 48060) 3rd September 1915; reverted to Sgt. at own request 16th June 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 5th September 1917; transferred to Suffolk Regt. and posted to 1st/6th Bn. as 49115 11th October 1917; aptd. A/C.S.M. 1st January 1918; posted to 1st (Reserve) Garrison Bn., Suffolk Regt. 19th November 1918; demob. 9th May 1919. [21E, 299, 332, 355]

GRICE, L/Cpl. William, 17849; e. 10th or 11th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 76 Dowry Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 359, 398]

GRIFFITHS, Pte. Thomas, 15237; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 359, 375; 21A as GRIFFITH, T.]

Henry Grimshaw GRIMSHAW, Pte. Henry, 15121; b. 8th January 1891 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Doctor and Elizabeth Grimshaw; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to 3rd then to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 12th February 1917 (26); bd. Maroc Brit. Cem., Grenay. [2, 3, 4, 21A, 111, 150, 284, 338, 359]

Left: Henry Grimshaw. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 27th February 1917.

GRIMSHAW, Pte. Joseph, 17920; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of John and Sarah Alice Grimshaw; lived at 28 Lord Street, Oswaldtwistle; husband of Mary Grimshaw; e. between 22nd and 24th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (29); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 112, 284, 359]

Thomas Grimshaw GRIMSHAW, Sgt. Thomas, 16011; b. 1879 at Chorley; m. Ellen Smalley 23rd April 1898 at Chorley; e. Scots Guards at Liverpool 10th March 1899 as Pte., 2679, joining 2nd Bn. at London 12th March 1899; served in South Africa 15th March 1900 to 27th October 1902; slightly wounded at Vrede 12th October 1900; transferred to Reserve 1st November 1902; dis. 9th March 1911; e. Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 24th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (36); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 20, 21C, 111, 150, 166, 359]

Left: Thomas Grimshaw. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

GRIMSHAW, Sgt. William, 15211; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 64 Sparth Road, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 359]

GRIMSHAW, Pte. William, 17834; b. 7th June 1883 at Church, s. of Joshua and Lucy Ellen Grimshaw; e. 8th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (33); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 112, 150, 359]

GRINDALL, Pte. Stanley, 27253 (formerly 10146 Army Cycl. Corps); b. 26th July 1892 at Hull, s. of James and Florence Almina Grindall; lived at Wincolmlee Police Station, Hull. [3, 7, 284, 375, 552]

GRUNDRILL, Pte. Arthur, 27283 (formerly 10108 Army Cycl. Corps); b. 26th July 1892 at Bradford, s. of Charles Henry Grundrill and Mary Elizabeth Grundrill; lived at 26 Runswick Terrace, Bankfoot, Bradford; e. 23rd February 1915; dis. (wounds) 24th August 1917; marriage to Emma Drake registered Q2 1930 at Bradford; d. 2nd September 1959. [3, 7, 284, 299, 310, 314, 375, 552]

GRUNDY, Pte. Thomas, 18029; b. 1880 at Pendleton, Manchester; m. Elizabeth Alice Bamber 2nd December 1901 at Blackburn; lived at 9 James Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 14th January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 14th February 1917 as 406710, and to Labour Corps 13th November 1917; joined Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 2nd January 1918 as 3/A.M., 120745; transferred to R.A.F. Reserve 11th April 1919. [3, 21E, 284, 299, 355, 378, 396, 460]

GUY, A/Sgt. Walter, 18052; b. 20th September 1879 at Wavertree, Liverpool, s. of William and Elizabeth Guy; m. Sarah Jones 8th July 1901 at Parish Church of Warrington; e. 19th January 1915; lived at 16 Tomknitter Bridge, Oswaldtwistle; transferred to Military Foot Police as P11436 March 1916; served overseas from 5th September 1916 to 11th November 1918; transferred to Army Reserve 4th July 1919. [21E, 108, 284, 352, 355, 359, 363, 552]

HACKING, Pte. E. [21B]

Fred Hacking HACKING, Pte. Fred, 15584; b. 19th February 1893 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Edward and Susan Hacking; lived at 34 Jubilee Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 19th September 1914; d. of pneumonia 15th September 1915 (22); bd. Oswaldtwistle (Immanuel) Churchyard. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 150, 228, 284, 359]

Left: Fred Hacking. Photograph courtesy of Frances Morris.
Photographs of Fred Hacking

HADFIELD, Pte. James, 15898; b. Burnley, s. of John Thomas Hadfield and Martha Hadfield; birth registered Q2 1896; lived at 24 Trafalgar Street, Burnley; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 253, 284, 359, 396]

HAGGERTY, Pte. George, 15503; e. 19th September 1914; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21A, 219, 359]

HAGUE, L/Cpl. R. [21D]

HAIGH, Pte. Reginald Stewart, 18041; b. Eggleston, Co. Durham, s. of Robert and Margaret Haigh; baptised 8th May 1892; e. between 14th and 19th January 1915; m. Lucy Ann Spark 6th November 1915 at Christ Church, Harrogate; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (24); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21E as HEIGH, R., 37, 111, 284, 351, 352, 359]

HAILWOOD, Pte. William, 15959; b. Chorley, s. of George and Esther Hailwood; birth registered Q3 1886; served 16th to 25th January 1904 with King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) as 8091; lived at 291 Moor Road, Chorley; e. into Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 23rd September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 250, 253, 284, 359, 416]

Jack Haining HAINING, Pte. John (Jack), 15014; b. 14th March 1890 at Church, s. of Thomas Alexander Haining and Mary Haining; lived at 387 Blackburn Road, West End, Oswaldtwistle; e. 14th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (26); transferred as 44660 to 12th, 21st and 2nd Bns., Manchester Regt. [3, 21A, 42, 43, 49, 284, 359, 396, 429]

Left: Jack Haining. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 11th July 1916.

HALE, Cpl. Henry, 15463; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 3rd November 1917 (31). [3, 21D, 219, 314, 396]

Lewis Halewood HALEWOOD, Pte. George Lewis (known as Lewis), 15690; b. Blackburn, s. of William Houghton Halewood and Harriet Halewood; birth registered Q4 1895; lived at 14 Livingston Road, Blackburn; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 253, 284, 303, 359]

Left: Lewis Halewood. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

HALL, Sgt. William, 15439; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (23). [3, 20, 21C, 219, 282, 359]

HALLIWELL, C.Q.M.S. James Arthur, 15550; b. Darwen, s. of James Whalley Halliwell and Annette Halliwell; birth registered Q4 1888; lived at Briarwood, Darwen; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 21st April 1918; bd. Cinq Rues Brit. Cem., Hazebrouck. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 129, 253, 284, 359]

HALLWORTH, Pte. Fred, 15551; b. 4th February 1883 at Great Harwood; m. Isabella Chambers 16th September 1907 at Parish Church, Blackburn; lived at 61 Daisy Street, Blackburn; e. 19th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 6th August 1915. [21C, 164, 250, 258, 314, 552]

HALLWORTH, Pte. J. [21B]

HALSTEAD, Pte. Albert, 15567; b. 28th June 1894 at Burnley, s. of Henry and Alice Halstead; lived at 133 Barden Lane, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (22); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 111, 213, 217, 359, 558]

HALSTEAD, Pte. Bernard, 15568; b. Burnley, s. of John and Annie Halstead; bapt. 15th April 1896; e. 19th September 1914; transferred to Royal Engineers as 246916; lived at 11 Albert Street, Burnley. [21D, 164, 217, 284, 333, 359]

HALSTEAD, Pte. Henry (Harry), 17880; lived at 19 Crossgate, Great Harwood; e. 15th December 1914; transferred to 2nd, 7th and 2nd Bns., East Lancs. Regt. before 2nd Bn., Lincolnshire Regt. as 44893; dis. (sickness) 5th April 1919 (40). [21E, 223, 314, 461]

George Francis Halton HALTON, Sgt. George Francis, 15569; b. Burnley, s. of Samuel and Margaret Fawcett Halton; birth registered Q3 1891; e. 19th September 1914; lived at 152 Oxford Road, Burnley; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 2nd January 1917. [3, 21D, 197, 211, 217, 219, 253, 284, 314, 396]

Left: George Francis Halton. Photograph from the Burnley News of 26th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

HALTON, Pte. Samuel, 15531; b. 15th September 1897 at Chorley, s. of Samuel James Halton and Elizabeth Ann Halton; lived at 10 Bolton Road, Anderton; e. 19th September 1914 (17). [3, 21C, 263, 284, 357, 359, 416, 552]

HAND, Pte. Tom, 15596; e. 19th or 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 203442; lived at 10 Daniel Street, Clayton-le-Moors. [21B, 44, 263, 359, 396]

Edward Hanslip HANSLIP, Cpl. Edward, 15744 (later 35440); b. 13th October 1883 at Burnley, s. of Edward and Elizabeth Ann Hanslip; m. Ada Heaton 25th August 1906 at St. Peter's Church, Burnley; lived at 291 Roberts Row, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn. and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 21st March 1918; comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 21D as NANSLIP, E., 37, 120, 204, 217, 282, 359, 464, 465, 466]

Left: Edward Hanslip. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 16th August 1919, courtesy of Denis Otter.

Harry Hardman HARDMAN, Pte. Harry, 15855; b. Bradshaw, Bolton, s. of William and Maria Hardman; bapt. 26th April 1874; lived at 18 Cunliffe Street, Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (42); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21C, 37, 51, 119, 284, 359, 377, 416, 566]

Left: Harry Hardman. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

HARDMAN, Pte. Samuel (Sam) Davies, 15504; b. 12th May 1890 at Radcliffe, s. of Lawrence and Elizabeth Hardman; lived at 48 Lonsdale Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (26); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21A, 73, 119, 238, 359, 567]

HARGREAVES, Pte. Albert, 15803; e. 22nd September 1914; w. October 1916. [3, 21B, 47, 150, 219, 359]

Albert Hargreaves HARGREAVES, Pte. Albert, 15412; b. Church, s. of William and Sarah Hargreaves; lived at 22 Edward Street, Church; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21A, 111, 284, 359]

Left: Albert Hargreaves. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 26th August 1916.

HARGREAVES, Pte. Angus Edmund, 15327; b. 27th April 1897 at Accrington, s. of John and Jessie Hargreaves; lived at 3 Robert Street, Accrington; e. 17th September 1914. [3, 21A, 44, 280, 284, 352, 359, 375]

HARGREAVES, Sgt. Benjamin (Ben), 15282; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., and then to Somerset Light Infantry as 35194; demob. 5th January 1920. [21D, 359, 468]

HARGREAVES, Pte. Charles, 15570; b. 1894 at Burnley, adopted s. of Bannister and Amelia Hargreaves; e. 19th September 1914; served in France from 10th March 1916 to 15th September 1916; w. 27th June 1916; posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. 21st July 1916; w. 7th September 1916 and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd November 1916; transferred to 2nd/5th Bn., Suffolk Regt. 30th December 1916; transferred to Labour Corps 30th March 1918 as 546198; lived at 5 Brunshaw Road, Burnley. [3, 21D, 217, 263, 284, 355, 400]

HARGREAVES, Pte. James Allan, 16052; b. 19th May 1897 at Burnley, s. of William and Margaret (Maggie) Hargreaves; e. 25th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th, 7th and 1st Bns., East Lancs. Regt.; demob. 13th January 1919; lived at 22 Hapton Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 217, 250, 284, 333, 375, 396]

Percy Hargreaves HARGREAVES, Pte. Percy, 15505; b. 9th April 1897 at Accrington, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Hargreaves; lived at 31 Frederick Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; friend of 15045 Frank Thomas; d.o.w. 28th June 1916 (19); bd. Gezaincourt Comm. Cem. Ext. [2, 37, 21A, 37, 49, 119, 264, 284, 359]

Left: Percy Hargreaves. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 4th July 1916.

HARGREAVES, Cpl. Thomas, 20958; b. 22nd March 1890 at Accrington, s. of James Thomas Hargreaves and Louisa Hargreaves; lived at 39 Garfield Street, Accrington; e. 14th June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; transferred to 23rd Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 1st August 1916; posted as L/Cpl. to Grouped Labour Companies, Oswestry 19th March 1917; pmtd. Cpl. 23rd March 1917; embarked Folkestone, disembarking at Boulogne 29th March 1917; transferred to 90th Coy., Labour Corps as 53420 14th May 1917; demob. 23rd March 1919. [284, 355, 579, 580]

HARKIN, Pte. James Albin, 15933; b. 1897 at Blackburn, s. of Owen and Bridget Harkin; lived at 30 Swarbrick Street, Blackburn; e. 23rd September 1914; dis. (wounds) 21st February 1919. [219, 253, 284, 314]

Charles Harling HARLING, Pte. Charles, 15238; b. Accrington, s. of Mary Harling; marriage to Ethel Masters registered Q1 1910 at Haslingden; lived at 42 Spring Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; d.o.w. 14th July 1916 (28); bd. Accrington Cem. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119, 156, 284, 299, 359]

Left: Charles Harling. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 25th July 1916.

William Harman HARMAN, Pte. William, 20944; lived at 71 Withers Street, Blackburn; e. 7th June 1915; w. 16th August 1916; dis. (wounds) 10th April 1917. [150, 219, 307, 314, 579]

Left: William Harman. Photograph from the Blackburn Times of 26th August 1916.

HARPER, Pte. Thomas, 27285 (formerly 83 with 18th (1st County) Bn., Durham Light Infantry and 10330 Army Cycl. Corps); transferred to Royal Engineers as 343559 and WR/278901. [7, 164, 363]

HARRINGTON, Pte. John, 15015; e. 14th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 31st May 1917. [3, 21D, 113, 314, 396]

HARRISON, L/Cpl. Edgar, 15189; b. 12th April 1893 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of John William Harrison; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 6 Straits, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21C, 44, 219, 284, 359, 552]

HARRISON, Pte. Evan, 15270; b. 24th July 1894 at Chorley, s. of James William Harrison and Everilda Harrison; bro. of 15530 Harry Harrison and Robert Alan Harrison; lived at 2 Salisbury Street, Chorley; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10771; transferred to Army Reserve 2nd March 1919; marriage to Blanche Croxson registered Q2 1918 at Barton-upon-Irwell. [20, 21C, 156, 284, 299, 359, 436, 522]

HARRISON, Pte. Harry, 15530; b. Chorley, s. of James William Harrison and Everilda Harrison; bro. of 15270 Evan Harrison and 15271 Robert Alan Harrison; lived at 2 Salisbury Street, Chorley; e. 19th September 1914. [3, 21C, 156, 219, 284, 359]

HARRISON, Pte. Henry Bernard, 27286 (formerly 118 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10475 Army Cycl. Corps); b. 1885/6 at Hull; marriage to Gertie Richardson registered Q3 1907 at Sculcoates; lived at 3 Clovelly Avenue, De La Pole Avenue, Hull; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 111, 284, 299, 377]

HARRISON, S/Sgt. John W., 15464; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to Army Ordnance Corps 2nd March 1917 as T/1449. [21D, 263, 355, 359]

HARRISON, Sgt. Robert Alan, 15271; b. 24th September 1891 at Chorley, s. of James William Harrison and Everilda Harrison; bro. of 15270 Evan Harrison and 15530 Harry Harrison; lived at 2 Salisbury Street, Chorley; e. 16th September 1914; marriage to Hellen Hunt registered Q1 1915 at Chorley. [21C, 156, 284, 299, 357, 359]

HARRISON, Pte. Stephen, 15873; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; d. (sickness) 1st June 1920 (35); bd. Blackburn Cem. [3, 4, 21D, 282, 359, 375]

William Harrison HARRISON, Cpl. William, 16038; b. 1882 at Burnley, s. of John Thomas and Ellen Harrison; m. Lydia Bracewell 24th December 1904 at Burnley; e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., and then to 1st Bn., North Staffordshire Regt. as 43626; lived at 57 Russell Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 150, 217, 282, 284, 299, 333, 359, 363, 469]

Left: William Harrison. Photograph courtesy of William's great-granddaughter, Clare Weekes.

[Photograph of William Harrison in Kitchener blue uniform]
[Photographs of William Harrison in khaki uniform]

HARSTON, Cpl. John Charles M.M, 27287; b. 1889 at Ardsley, Barnsley, s. of John C. and Maria Harston; lived at 4 Brick Terrace, Ardsey; e. into 13th (1st Barnsley) Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. 23rd September 1914 as Pte., 474; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 9870; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; w. 1st July 1916 and hospitalised in England; posted back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 23rd November 1916; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 9th August 1917; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 28th November 1917; aptd. A/Cpl. 1st May 1918, made substantive 23rd August 1918; demob. 20th January 1919. [3, 7, 221, 355, 375, 396]

HART, Cpl. Alfred, 21878; b. Billington, near Blackburn, s. of Edward and Elizabeth Jane Hart; birth registered Q3 1897; lived at Bridge End, Billington; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 111, 253, 284, 377]

HART, Pte. Archibald, 18042; b. 13th October 1892 at Accrington, s. of Thomas and Annie Brown Cummins Hart; e. between 14th and 19th January 1915; lived at 348 Manchester Road, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 49, 219, 284, 359]

HART, L/Cpl. James, 15440; b. 1895/6 at Chorley, s. of Robert and Emma Hart; lived at 61 Gillibrand Walks, Chorley; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to 8th Bn., The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) as 28843; k.i.a. 27th September 1918; bd. Lowrie Cem., Havrincourt. [3, 5, 21C, 37, 164, 359, 377]

HARTLEY, Pte. Arthur, 15763; b. 1884 at Church; m. Ethel Hanley October 1909 at Oswaldtwistle; lived at 14 Mason Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 21st September 1914; dis. 30th March 1915. [21C, 250, 258, 284]

HARTLEY, L/Cpl. Joseph George, 15718; b. Barrowford, s. of Gabriel and Martha Hartley; birth registered Q2 1883; marriage to Annie Bradshaw registered Q2 1907 at Burnley; lived at 10 Abbey Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 30th April 1916 (21); bd. Sucrerie Mil. Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 158, 217, 253, 284, 299, 359; 119 as 15118]

HARTLEY, Pte. Joseph Henry, 15648; b. 13th May 1881 at Chorley, s. of Adam and Alice Hartley; m. Margaret Barnes 31st December 1904 at Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; left battalion 17th April 1917 (sickness) and sent to U.K. for hospitalization (myalgia) on 30th April 1917; posted to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. on returning to France 7th September 1917, joining battalion 14th September 1917; left battalion 14th October 1917 (trench foot) and sent to U.K. for hospitalization 18th October 1917; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 13th June 1918 on returning to France, then posted to Labour Corps as 601991 8th July 1918; demob. 21st February 1919 from 117 Labour Company; lived at 37 Preston Street, Chorley. [21C, 156, 229, 355, 552]

Richard Hartley HARTLEY, Pte. Richard, 18967; b. Church, s. of William and Elizabeth Hartley; marriage to Jane Sarah Borick registered Q2 1905; lived at 49 Ernest Street, Church; transferred to 63rd Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Inf) as 12426; k.i.a. 11th April 1917 (36); comm. Arras Memorial. [21E, 37, 150, 221, 284, 286, 299, 436]

Left: Richard Hartley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th May 1917.

HARTLEY, Pte. William Henry, 15122; e. 15th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 16th June 1916. [21A, 263]

HARWOOD, Lt. Thomas Yates; b. 25th November 1891 at Cawnpore, India, s. of Capt. Thomas Edward Harwood & grandson of Capt. John Harwood; aptd. 2/Lt. 17th September 1914; aptd. Lt. 20th June 1915; m. Ida B. Bradley at Accrington 29th September 1915; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 4th December 1915, serving as Adjutant May-September 1916; joined 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France September 1916, commanding "A" Coy. December 1916-February 1917; sent to England 28th April 1917 suffering from heart disease brought on by influenza; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd December 1917; demobilized 21st January 1919; lived at 144 Manchester Road, Accrington. [8, 9, 10, 21B, 44, 84]

Frank Haslem HASLEM, Cpl. Frank, 15783; b. Singleton, s. of Ellis and Louisa Haslem; bapt. 28th February 1892 at St. Anne's Church, Singleton; lived at 10 Maple Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; k.i.a. 6th August 1916 (24); bd. St. Vaast Post Mil. Cem., Richebourg l'Avoue. [2, 3, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 284, 350, 359, 398]

Left: Frank Haslem. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 22nd August 1916.

HASTINGS, Pte. Ed.; see HUSTINGS, Pte. Edmund.

HATCH, Pte. Albert. [21C, 150]

HATTON, Pte. George Francis, 15764; e. 21st September 1914. [3, 21B, 219, 359]

HAWORTH, L/Cpl. Albert, 18004; e. 9th or 11th January 1915; lived at 21 Canal Street, Church. [3, 21E, 44, 359, 375]

HAWORTH, Pte. Albert, 22183; b. 14th April 1895 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of George and Mary Ellen Haworth; lived at 158 Roegreave Road, Oswaldtwistle; k.i.a. 23rd June 1916 (21); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 37, 111, 284, 371]

David Haworth HAWORTH, L/Cpl. David, 17896; b. 17th July 1892 at Blackburn, s. of Robert and Mary Ann Haworth; lived at 32 Charter Street, Accrington; e. 17th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; d.o.w. 28th June 1917 (24); bd. Duisans Brit. Cem., Etrun. [2, 3, 4, 21E, 37, 49, 120, 150, 284, 359, 396]

Left: David Haworth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 7th July 1917.

HAWORTH, Cpl. Edmund, 22110; b. 1897/8 at Great Harwood, s. of Edmund and Mary Haworth; lived at 34 Russell Place, Great Harwood; e. 15th July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 3rd September 1915; pmtd. Cpl. 17th March 1916; transferred to 11th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) as 32616 and posted to B.E.F. 24th December 1916; posted to 7th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 27th January 1917; posted Depot 19th August 1917; dis. (sickness) 26th August 1918. [156, 223, 284, 314, 355, 579]

Fred Haworth HAWORTH, L/Cpl. Frederick (Fred), 17879; b. Billington, near Blackburn, s. of Robert Haworth; e. 15th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (18); lived at 81 Rhyddings Street, Oswaldtwistle; transferred to 7th Bn. and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 28th October 1918; bd. Cross Roads Cem., Fontaine-au-Bois. [2, 3, 4, 21E, 37, 44, 115, 147, 281, 359, 377]

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

HAWORTH, Pte. G., 17913; e. between 22nd and 24th December 1914. [21E, 45, 359]

Herbert Haworth HAWORTH, Pte. Herbert, 17869; b. 28th April 1885 at Accrington, s. of Edwin and Margaret Haworth; marriage to Maria Astin registered Q3 1910; lived at 28 Clement Street, Accrington; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 17th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 43189, and later to 11th Bn., Lancs. Fusiliers as 40193; k.i.a. 10th August 1917 (32); bd. Tyne Cot Cem. [3, 21E, 37, 150, 284, 299, 359, 396, 470; 107 as HOWARTH]

Left: Herbert Haworth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th September 1917.

HAWORTH, Pte. J., 17970; e. between 5th and 7th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

HAWORTH, Pte. James, 15934; b. Accrington; e. 23rd September 1914 (19); transferred to Machine Gun Corps 1st January 1916 as 9955; temporarily released for munitions work to Messrs. Haywood & Co., Redditch; discharged from munitions work and taken on strength of 3rd Bn. 21st September 1916; lived at 27 Richmond Hill Street, Accrington; demob. 12th February 1919. [21B, 44, 355]

HAWORTH, Pte. James Henry, 22100; b. Ewood Bridge, s. of John Robert Haworth and Fanny Haworth; birth registered Q4 1896; lived at 13 Mountain Lane, Accrington; e. 5th July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; aptd. L/Cpl. 1st February 1916; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 10th May 1916 as 35772; k.i.a. with 203rd Coy., Machine Gun Corps 28th November 1917; comm. Tyne Cot Memorial. [6, 37, 156, 253, 284, 355, 579]

HAWORTH, Pte. John George, 15897; lived at 21 Tennyson Street, Burnley; e. 22nd September 1914. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 359]

HAWORTH, Pte. John George, 17975; b. 1878; m. Margaret Ann Stones 2nd June 1906 at Accrington; lived at 59 Nelson Street, Accrington; e. 7th January 1915 (previously served with East Lancs. Regt.); transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 13th August 1915; transferred to 2nd Garrison Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 7th November 1915 as 33669, and posted to Egypt 6th March 1916; posted Home 10th June 1916; dis. 25th August 1916. [21E, 262]

HAWORTH, Pte. Vause, 15203; b. 1886 at Helmshore; m. Margaret Bradshaw 19th July 1913; lived at 4 Danver Street, Blackburn; e. 15th September 1914; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; dis. (sickness) 16th June 1916. [21B, 250, 263]

Walter Haworth HAWORTH, Pte. Walter, 17897; b. 1890 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Thomas and Susannah Haworth; e. 17th December 1914; w. 1st July 1916 (24); transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 10 Busk Meadow Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 116, 219, 221, 284, 359, 396]

Left: Walter Haworth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

Edgar Haydock HAYDOCK, Cpl. Edgar Brindle, 15283; b. 28th March 1891 at Blackburn, s. of James Henry Haydock and Mary Haydock; lived at Spring Mount, Pleasington; e. 16th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 111, 284, 359, 402]

Left: Edgar Haydock. Photograph courtesy of Edgar, Malcolm and Pat Haydock.
Full photograph

HAYES, Pte. Thomas, 15442; lived at Bradley Lane, Eccleston; e. 18th September 1914; w. 16th August 1916 and returned to England 21st August 1916; posted to France 6th February 1918 to join 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; w. (gas) 7th-9th April 1918; w. 6th September 1918 and returned to England 11th September 1918; demob. 22nd January 1919. [3, 21C, 219, 250, 281]

HAYES, Cpl. Thomas Smith, 15441; b. 16th July 1894 at Croston, s. of Harriet Smith; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35414, and later to 1st/7th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 62390. [3, 21C, 150, 359, 419]

George Haynes HAYNES, Lt. George Edward; b. 13th December 1894 at Putney, London; m. Dorothy K. A. Voysey, 2nd October 1913 at Fulham (later divorced); e. 24th September 1914 as 15993 McVICKERS, Frank; pmtd. Signaller Cpl. 3rd October 1914; pmtd. Signaller Sgt. (senior N.C.O. of "B" Coy. signalling section) 4th December 1914 (confirmed 19th July 1915); dis. (in the field) 26th November 1916 to R.E. O.T.U. in U.K. and commissioned in Royal Engineers 1st May 1917; demobilized 18th May 1920; commanded "A" Coy. (Bovingdon) 7th Hertfordshire Bn. Home Guard December 1942 to December 1944 with rank of Major; d. 1956. [3, 21B as McVICKERS, F., 38, 160, 169, 219]

Left: George Haynes ca.1944. Photograph courtesy of his grandson, Jeremy Havard (email: ).

HAYWOOD, Capt. Charles Douglas; b. 14th May 1894, s. of Charles Spencer Haywood and Ethel R. Haywood, bro. of Sydney Haywood; e. 16th September 1914 as Pte. 15239 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. 2/Lt. 18th January 1915; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. Lt. 1st March 1916; posted to France attd. 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th July 1916; w. 9th April 1917 at Arras; returned to France 18th April 1918; aptd. A/Capt. 4th Bn., South Lancs. Regt. 14th May 1918; w. 5th June 1918 at Festubert; demobilized 8th May 1919; lived at Grey Croft, Queen's Road, Accrington. [9, 10, 21E, 44, 124, 126, 127]

HAYWOOD, Pte. Percy G.; see HEYWOOD, Pte. Percy G.

Sydney Haywood HAYWOOD, Lt. Sydney; b. 26th February 1891 at Accrington, s. of Charles Spencer Haywood and Ethel R. Haywood, bro. of Charles Douglas Haywood; aptd. 2/Lt. Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th September 1914; transferred to Royal Flying Corps 8th January 1915; aptd. Lt. May 1915; injured in aeroplane accident 25th August 1915; aptd. Flight Commander March 1916; killed in aeroplane accident at or near Kut, Mesopotamia 26th October 1916 (25); comm. Shaikh Saad Old Cem. Memorial, Amara War Cem., Iraq. [4, 21, 122, 123, 125, 127]

Left: Sydney Haywood. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 4th November 1916.

HEAGNEY, Pte. F. [21B]

HEAGNEY, Pte. J. [21C]

HEALD, C.S.M. Thomas, 15805; b. 29th July 1880 at Bury, s. of James and Mary Alice Heald; e. 30th May 1900 into East Lancashire Regiment, and served in South Africa from 17th July 1900 to 25th March 1902; marriage to Leah Lyon registered Q4 1906 at Blackburn; pmtd. Sgt. 25th May 1907; dis. 10th September 1908; e. 22nd September 1914 into Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 6 Pearl Street, Accrington; d. 6th January 1960 at Accrington. [21E, 38, 44, 219, 284, 299, 310, 568]

HEAP, Pte. Croasdale, 15413; b. 6th May 1886 at Accrington; marriage to Edith Horsefield registered Q4 1910 at Haslingden; lived at 10 Croft Street, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 20th September 1917. [3, 21A, 219, 284, 299, 314, 552]

HEAP, Sgt. Horace, 15363; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th and 2nd/4th Bns., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. as 29650; lived at 52 Kyan Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 150, 217, 282, 359, 386]

HEAP, Pte. John, 20977; e. 21st or 22nd June 1915. [263, 359, 579]

HEAP, Pte. Robert Henry, 15571; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 219, 282, 359]

HEATON, Cpl. John, 15414; e. 18th September 1914; transferred as 203611 to 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 28 Clement Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 120, 359]

Tom Heaton HEATON, Capt. Tom Thackray M.C.; b. 1st February 1893 at Burnley, s. of John Appleyard Heaton and Polly Heaton; e. 14th September 1914 as Pte., 15060; m. Gwendoline Reading 10th February 1915 at Burnley; pmtd. C.S.M. 29th September 1914; pmtd. W.O. II 29th January 1915 (confirmed 19th July 1915); held rank of A/R.S.M. on 1st July 1916; dis. to commission in East Lancs. Regt. 26th June 1917; M.C. gazetted 31st December 1918; relinquished commission and granted rank of Capt. 10th January 1919 having last served with 10th Bn., Royal Warwicks. Regt.; lived at Higher Ridge, Brunshaw. [3, 21D, 113, 168, 284, 467]

Left: Tom Heaton. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 4th January 1919, courtesy of Denis Otter.

HEATON, Sgt. William, 15532; b. 23rd March 1884 at Chorley, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Heaton; marriage to Miriam Sharples registered Q3 1910 at Chorley; lived at 26 Anderton Street, Chorley; e. 19th September 1914; w. 19th-24th June 1916 (32); dis. (wounds) 19th February 1919; d. 1949. [3, 20, 21C, 113, 150, 284, 299, 357, 359, 398, 552]

HEENEY, Pte. John, 15618; b. Drogheda, Co. Louth; lived at 54 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle; e. 21st September 1914 (20); dis. 23rd March 1915. [355]

HELSON, Capt. George; b. 27th February 1896; aptd. 2/Lt. 3rd April 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 4th December 1915; posted to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th July 1916; w. in the neck by shrapnel at Ploegsteert September 1916; transferred to 1st Garrison Bn., Somerset Light Infantry February 1917, serving in India and Mesopotamia; aptd. Indian Army Reserve of Officers 13th October 1918, serving in India, Afghanistan and Mesopotamia. [9, 10, 93]

Harold Hersey HERSEY, Sgt. Harold, 15486; b. Bradford, s. of Henry William Hersey and Alice Henrietta Hersey; birth registered Q1 1891; lived at 98 Blackburn Road, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 18th September 1914; m. Annie Duckworth 26th December 1914 at All Saint's Church, Clayton-le-Moors; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (26); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 111, 221, 253, 284, 349, 359]

Left: Harold Hersey. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th August 1916.

HESELTINE, Pte. Albert, 15970; lived at 6 Cedar Street, Burnley; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916. [3, 21D, 217, 359, 375, 396]

HEWITT, Sgt. Edwin Ross, 27311 (formerly 621 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10479 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Hull, Yorks., s. of James and Margaret Hewitt; birth registered Q2 1880; marriage to Jessie Ann Hewitt registered Q2 1900; lived at 2 Walters Terrace, West Parade, Spring Bank, Hull; d.o.w. 11th July 1916 (36); bd. Doullens Comm. Cem., Ext. No.1. [2, 4, 37, 112, 253, 284, 299]

Frederick Hey HEY, W.O.II Frederick Holt, 15123; b. 7th March 1874 at Nelson, s. of Benjamin and Isabella Hey; served with Royal Scots from 22nd July 1892 to 8th November 1904, attaining the rank of sergeant before being discharged; marriage to Jane Hannah West registered Q2 1908 at Haslingden; lived at 9 Holden Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; w. (very slightly) 6th May 1916 and w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 28th February 1918 (43). [3, 21A, 51, 113, 115, 158, 284, 299, 314, 355, 396, 552]

Left: Frederick Hey. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th July 1916.

HEYES, Pte. J. W., 18075; e. between 27th and 30th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

HEYS, Capt. Frederick Arnold ("Z" Coy.); b. 5th May 1888 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Thomas and Martha Heys; e. 9th September 1914 as Pte., 4992, 20th (3rd Public Schools) Bn., Royal Fusiliers; aptd. 2/Lt. Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th September 1914; aptd. Lt. 5th May 1915; aptd. Capt. 2nd July 1916; lived at Parkside, Fielding Lane, Oswaldtwistle; relinquished commission with rank of Captain 16th February 1919. [3, 8, 9, 21D, 44, 53, 56]

James Heys HEYS, L/Cpl. James, 24225; b. 26th December 1892 at Cloughfold, s. of Richard and Mary Heys; lived at 24 Hope Street, Cloughfold; marriage to Priscilla Hoyle registered Q2 1916 at Haslingden; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d.o.w. 6th July 1916 (23); bd. Doullens Comm. Cem., Ext. No.1. [2, 4, 37, 112, 284, 299, 377, 577]

Left: James Heys. Photograph courtesy of James' great-niece, Shirley Ellis.
Full photograph

James Edward Heys HEYS, Pte. James Edward, 15760; b. Todmorden; marriage to Mary Ellen Deegan registered Q2 1910 at Burnley; lived at 2 Whalley Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 26th June 1916 (35); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 21D, 37, 129, 217, 284, 299, 359, 377]

Left: James Edward Heys. Photograph from the Burnley News of 5th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

HEYS, Pte. James Henry, 18025; e. between 12th and 14th January 1915; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. reaching France on 23rd June 1916; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th July 1916; w. October 1916; transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 78026. [3, 21E, 231, 359]

HEYS, Pte. John George, 17960; m. Annie Edmundson 27th May 1914 at Accrington; lived at 14 Edmund Street and later at 24 Augusta Street, Accrington; e. 5th January 1915; attached for munitions work with Chance Bros. & Co. Ltd., Smethwick, Birmingham 17th September 1915; transferred to 75th Training Bn. 1st September 1916 and then overseas to 1st Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) as 33226, joining D Company 6th February 1917; severely wd. 2nd September 1918; dis. 14th April 1919. [21E, 44, 242]

HEYS, Pte. Walter Burnett, 24154; b. Burnley, s. of John Burnett Heys and Hannah Margaret Heys; birth registered Q4 1893; lived at 35 Parker Lane, Burnley; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (22); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 253, 284]

HEYWOOD, Pte. Percy Garstang, 15197; b. 2nd October 1887 at Burnley, s. of Charles and Grace Heywood; marriage to Elizabeth Moore registered Q1 1910 at Whitehaven; lived at 3 Back Queen Street (Joiners Alley), Great Harwood; e. 15th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Army Service Corps as M/353489. [3, 21B, 284, 299, 359, 480; 164 as HAYWOOD; 223 as HEYWORTH, 396]

Albert Heyworth HEYWORTH, Cpl. Albert Harold (Bert), 16039; birth registered Q1 1897 at Burnley, s. of James and Jane Elizabeth Heyworth; lived at 222 Padiham Road, Burnley; e. 24th September 1914; w. April 1918; dis. (wounds) 30th April 1919. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 253, 284, 314, 594]

Left: Bert Heyworth. Photograph courtesy of Bert's great-nephew, James Heyworth, and Burnley in the Great War.
Photograph of Bert and his brother Morrison

HICKSON, Pte. J. P., 17934; e. between 31st December 1914 and 4th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

HIGGIN, Pte. Jim, 15181; e. 15th September 1914. [3, 21D, 219, 359]

HIGGINBOTTOM, Pte. John, 17979; b. 1893; lived at 15 Canal Street, Church; e. 7th January 1915. [21E, 250]

HIGGINSON, Pte. Henry, 20965 (stretcher bearer); e. 14th or 15th June 1915; w. 4th July 1916. [219, 263, 359, 396, 416, 579]

HIGHAM, Pte. Alfred Ephraim, 15443; b. 26th March 1896 at Whittle-le-Woods, s. of David and Keziah Higham; birth registered Q2 1896; lived at Diamond Villas, Whittle-le-Woods; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. after recovering from trench foot in November 1916; marriage to Arabella Sharples registered Q1 1927 at Chorley; death registered Q2 1981 at Chorley (85). [3, 20, 21C, 253, 284, 299, 324, 359, 375, 416]

HIGSON, L/Cpl. E. [21A]

HILL, Pte. Richard, 27288 (formerly 458 13th (1st Barnsley) Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. and 9862 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Featherstone, Yorks., s. of Thomas and Elizabeth Hill; adopted by John and Fanny Foster; marriage to Maria Pickersgill registered Q3 1909 at Barnsley; d.o.w. 4th November 1916 (28); bd. Boulogne Eastern Cem. [2, 4, 7, 37, 111, 156, 221, 284]

HILTON, Pte. Charles, 15444; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 27th July 1917. [3, 20, 21C, 219, 314, 396]

HINDLE, Pte. Clarence, 15772; b. 31st January 1892 at Great Harwood, s. of Dennis and Louisa Hindle; m. Ann Jane Hudson 1st June 1912 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood; e. 21st September 1914; lived at 64 Cattle Street, Great Harwood; dis. (wounds) 20th February 1917. [3, 21B, 219, 223, 263, 284, 314, 330, 506]

HINDLE, Pte. Harry, 17927; b. 9th February 1883 at Accrington; m. May Fielding 16th July 1904 at St. John's Church, Accrington; lived at 2 Agnes Street, Accrington; e. 26th December 1914 (previously served with 2nd Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps); aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 27th July 1915; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 19th January 1916; hospitalized in England April 1916; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 22nd August 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October 1916 as 35432; posted to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France with rank of private on 9th February 1917; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 27th April 1917; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 4th July 1917; w. 27th March 1918; hospitalized in England, reverting to unpaid L/Cpl. on 2nd April 1918; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd October 1918; dis. 15th November 1918. [3, 21E, 186, 355, 373, 552]

HINDLE, Cpl. J. [21E]

HINDLE, A/Sgt. Jackson, 15994; b. 14th June 1894 at Accrington, s. of Robert Edwin Hindle and May Hindle; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt., and later to Manchester Regt. as 86353; lived at 1 Rough Lee Road, Accrington. [21A, 44, 284, 352, 359, 471]

HINDLE, Col. Sgt. James, 15074; b. 1878/9 at Accrington; married Kitty 1903/4; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 133 Manchester Road, Accrington; Q.M. 56th Div. Camp in 1918; demob. 3rd March 1919. [3, 21B, 44, 127, 219, 284]

HINDLE, Cpl. James, 15619; b. 1881/2 at Accrington; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt., and to Labour Corps as 611118; lived at 19 Mount Pleasant, Accrington. [3, 21B, 44, 164, 284, 359]

John Hindle HINDLE, Cpl. John, 15124; b. Haslingden, s. of George Henry Hindle and Elizabeth Alice Hindle; lived at Martin Croft Road, Haslingden; e. 15th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); bd. Serre Road Cem. No.2, Beaumont Hamel. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 129, 284, 359]

Left: John Hindle. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 19th August 1916.

HINDLE, Sgt. John, 15240; b. 24th May 1894 at Accrington, s. of Alfred Frederick Hindle and Mary Jane Hindle; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 154 Richmond Hill Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 49, 284, 359, 375]

Jack Hindle HINDLE, Pte. John (Jack), 15916; b. Great Harwood, s. of Henry ("Harry o' Sandy's") and Ann Hindle; birth registered Q2 1894; lived at 76 Clayton Street, Great Harwood; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn. then to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 10th March 1917; comm. Basra Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21B, 37, 43, 111, 223, 253, 284, 359, 394, 396]

Left: Jack Hindle. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 10th April 1917.

HINDLE, Pte. John (Jack), 17887; e. 16th December 1914; orderly to Capt. A. B. Tough; w. 1st July 1916; lived at 12 Commercial Street, Church. [3, 21E, 43, 44, 150, 219, 359, 396]

HINDLE, Pte. John, 18007; b. 1880/1 at Accrington; married Alice 1902/3; e. 9th or 11th January 1915; lived at 141 Manchester Road, Accrington. [3, 44, 284, 359]

HINDLE, Col. Sgt. John Arthur M.S.M., 15017; b. 14th November 1890 at Accrington, s. of Benjamin Heap Hindle and Sarah Alice Hindle; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 69 Westwood Street, Accrington; M.S.M. gazetted 18th January 1919; death registered Q2 1976 at Hyndburn. [3, 21A, 38, 44, 49, 284, 359, 428, 552]

HINDLE, Cpl. Thomas, 15379; e. 17th September 1914; lived at 29 Ernest Street, Church. [3, 21E, 44, 359]

HINGLEY, Pte. Leonard, 27289 (formerly 416 13th (1st Barnsley) Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. and 9860 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Ecton, Derbyshire, s. of William and Rachel Hingley; lived at 110 Second Street, Horden, Co. Durham; serving with X Company when fatally wounded; d.o.w. 13th September 1917 (22); bd. Boisguillaume Comm. Cem. Ext., Rouen. [2, 4, 7, 37, 111, 284, 355]

Adam Hirst HIRST, Pte. Adam, 21809; b. 25th November 1896 at Burnley, s. of Enos and Sarah Ann Hirst; lived at 25 Junction Street, Brierfield; joined 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d. 13th July 1916 (19) of wounds received on 1st July 1916; bd. St. Sever Cem., Rouen. [4, 37, 111, 284, 379, 422]

Left: Adam Hirst. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 5th August.

HITCHEN, Cpl. Abraham Thomas, 15018; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of Robert and Grace Hitchen; birth registered Q1 1884; marriage to Lily Barnes registered Q2 1909 at Blackburn; lived at 17 Lower Antley Street, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., and later to 3rd (Garrison) Bn. and 7th (Garrison) Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers as 51563; returned to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 32457; k.i.a. 12th April 1918; comm. Ploegsteert Mem. [21A, 37, 44, 112, 221, 253, 284, 299, 359]

HITCHEN, Pte. J. [21A]

HITCHON, Lt. James Foldys ("Y" Coy.); b. 4th July 1894, s. of George Henry and Margaret Hitchon of St. Anne's-on-the-Sea (native of Burnley); e. 5th September 1914 as Pte., 2233, 4th Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.; aptd. 2/Lt. 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 20th January 1915; aptd. Lt. 27th October 1915; attd. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th June 1916; k.i.a. at around 7.30am, 1st July 1916 (21); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 10, 11, 14, 207]

HITCHON, Pte. William Henry, 22140; b. 27th July 1873 at Accrington, s. of Henry Thomas Hitchon and Margaret Hitchon; m. Alice Ann Mather 4th August 1898 at Unitarian Church, Accrington; lived at 21 St. James' Street, Accrington; e. 12th August 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; posted to Munitions (Coventry) 22nd February 1916; posted to 23rd (Works) Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 29th July 1916; transferred to Royal Engineers 12th March 1917 as 262698; demob. 25th February 1919. [49, 284, 355, 579]

HODGSON, Sgt. Harry M.S.M., 15241; b. 2nd May 1895, s. of Tom and Sarah Ellen Hodgson; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 175 Higher Antley Street, Accrington; M.S.M. gazetted 17th June 1918. [3, 21B, 38, 44, 150, 284, 359, 375]

HODGSON, Pte. Seth, 15874; e. 22nd September 1914. [3, 21C, 219]

HODGSON, L/Sgt. William Chester, 15099; b. 8th March 1895 at Great Harwood, s. of Joseph and Emma Hodgson; marriage to Ann Holden registered Q3 1915 at Blackburn; lived at 197 St. Hubert's Road, Great Harwood; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to Hampshire Regt. as 0815; death registered Q1 1971 at Haslingden. [21B, 47, 223, 284, 299, 324, 330, 359, 472]

HODSON, Pte. John, 15649; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (30). [3, 20, 21C, 219, 282, 359]

HODSON, Cpl. Thomas, 15893; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 19th April 1917. [3, 21D, 219, 314, 396]

William Arthur Hodson HODSON, Pte. William Arthur, 15809; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of John and Jane Ann Hodson; birth registered Q3 1888; marriage to Annie Clarke registered Q2 1914 at Haslingden; e. 22nd September 1914; d.o.w. 1st/2nd July 1916 (28); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 37, 119, 253, 299, 359; 21B as HODGSON, W. A.]

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

Peter Hogan HOGAN, Pte. Peter, 18072; b. Accrington, s. of Patrick and Elizabeth Hogan; birth registered Q1 1892; lived at 15 Wesley Street, Accrington; e. 27th or 28th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (24); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 111, 253, 284, 359]

Left: Peter Hogan. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 19th August 1916.

HOGARTH, Pte. H. [21B]

HOLDEN, Pte. Albert, 15182; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 71626; lived at 11 Holmsley Street, Burnley. [21D, 150, 164, 217, 359]

Ernest Holden HOLDEN, Cpl. Ernest, 15989; b. 3rd August 1881 at Accrington, s. of Joseph and Elizabeth Ellen (Lizzie) Holden; m. Lillian (Lily) Claybrook 30th January 1909 at St. Saviour's Church, Hammersmith; lived at 61 Second Avenue, Mortlake; e. 24th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (35); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21B, 49, 111, 284, 359, 544]

Left: Ernest Holden. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

HOLDEN, Pte. Fred, 24485; b. Blackburn, s. of John Holden; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (19); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 111, 377]

HOLDEN, Pte. Greenwood, 15100; b. Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Thomas and Mary Jane Holden; birth registered Q4 1889; lived at 58 Sparth Road, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 14th September 1914; d. 26th April 1917 (suffocated by being buried in a trench); bd. Roclincourt Military Cem. [2, 3, 4, 37, 111, 253, 284, 359, 377, 595; 21B as HOLDING, G.]

HOLDEN, Pte. Henry (Harry), 15019; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 27 William Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 359, 428]

HOLDEN, A/Sgt. John, 15125; b. Accrington, s. of Ormerod and Alice Abbott Holden; birth registered Q4 1880; marriage to Elizabeth Boote registered Q1 1908 at Haslingden; lived at 22 Wilford Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; served in France/Belgium March 1916 to February 1919; demob. 26th March 1919. [3, 21A, 51, 219, 250, 253, 284, 299]

Joe Holden HOLDEN, Pte. Joseph (Joe), 24209; b. 7th October 1893 at Pennington, Lancs., s. of Edward and Mary Jane Holden; lived at 21 Palm Street, Blackburn; bro. of L/18578 Harry Holden who served as a gunner with 31st divisional artillery in Egypt and on the Somme; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (22); a pal told his brother that they had gone over the top together and that he had seen Joe clutch his throat and fall into no-man's-land; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 112, 284, 372]

Left: Joe Holden. Photograph courtesy of Joe's great-nephews, Edmund-Paul Charnley and Gilbert Hall.
Full photograph

Joseph Thomas Holden HOLDEN, L/Cpl. Joseph Thomas, 15593; b. Rishton, s. of James and Margaret E. Holden; birth registered Q2 1891; lived at 58 Spring Street, Rishton; e. 19th or 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (26); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 284, 359]

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

HOLDEN, Pte. Richard, 17830; b. 12th February 1878 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Robert and Margaret Ann Holden; e. 8th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 37, 112, 150, 359; 21E as HOLDEN, H.]

HOLDEN, Pte. W. A., 15691; e. 21st September 1914. [21C, 355, 359]

HOLDING, Pte. Arnold James, 15856; b. 9th March 1895 at Coppull, s. of Thomas and Martha Ann Holding; lived at Spendmore Lane, Coppull; e. 22nd September 1914; stretcher bearer and played drum in battalion band; d. 5th April 1962. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 284, 359]

James Holding HOLDING, Pte. James, 17957; b. Accrington, s. of George and Lucy Holding; lived at 1 Buxton Street, Accrington; e. 4th or 5th January 1915; d.o.w. 6th July 1916 (34); bd. Accrington Cem. [2, 4, 37, 43, 112, 284, 359]

Left: James Holding. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th July 1916.

HOLDING, L/Cpl. William, 18073; e. 27th January 1915; dis. 25th April 1916. [21E, 263]

William Clarke Holding HOLDING, Cpl. William Clarke, 17953; b. 14th November 1895 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of George and Annie Jane Holding; e. 4th January 1915; w. 19th-24th June 1916 and 1st-5th July 1916; dis. 29th March 1919; lived at 334 Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors and 117 Dill Hall Lane, Church; d. 11th February 1961 at Lytham-St-Annes. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 250, 284, 310, 396, 398, 552]

Left: William Clarke Holding. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

HOLDSWORTH, Pte. Hubert, 16066; b. 9th March 1896 at Burnley, s. of John and Edith Holdsworth; lived at 2 Faraday Street, Burnley; e. 26th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 13th June 1918; marriage to Edith Holroyd registered Q3 1920 at Burnley; death registered Q4 1979 at Burnley and Pendle. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 284, 299, 314, 324, 396, 552]

Fred Holgate HOLGATE, Pte. Fred, 17833; b. 27th February 1896 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of James Alfred and Ellen Holgate; lived at 99 Catlow Hall Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 8th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd then to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st August 1917 (21) (with 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21E, 37, 112, 115, 284, 359, 371, 396]

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

Stanley Holgate HOLGATE, Pte. Stanley, 15650; b. 30th April 1898 at Bolton, s. of Charles and Martha Holgate; lived at 56 Preston Road, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914 (16); w. 19th-24th June and 1st-5th July 1916, dis. (wounds) 5th March 1917; marriage to Grace Ainscough registered Q3 1920 at Chorley; d. 1976 (76). [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 284, 299, 314, 396, 398, 552]

Left: Stanley Holgate. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.
Full photograph

Harold Holland HOLLAND, Pte. Harold, 15328; b. 21st May 1895 at Haslingden, s. of Thomas and Susannah Holland; lived at 5 High Street, Accrington; e. 17th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (21); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119, 284, 359, 562]

Left: Harold Holland. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 19th August 1916.

HOLLAND, Cpl. Joseph Walter, 15745; b. at Burnley, s. of Frederick and Alice Holland; birth registered Q2 1898; lived at 90 Milton Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914 (16); w. 2nd July 1916 and hospitalized in U.K.; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October 1916; transferred to 2nd/4th (Reserve) Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 27th January 1917; m. Agnes Maud Atkinson at Whitby 30th March 1918; promoted to substantive rank of Corporal 28th August 1918 [precise dates of earlier promotions differ within service record] on being re-posted to B.E.F.; posted back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st August 1918, joining battalion on 3rd September 1918; w. 28th September 1918; dis. from 374 Prisoner of War Coy., Labour Corps as 443637 on 2nd May 1919. [3, 21D, 156, 253, 263, 282, 284, 355]

HOLLAND, Pte. Tom, 15186; e. 15th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 25th April 1916. [21D, 314]

HOLLIDAY, Pte. Harry Bertram, 27284; b. 22nd March 1894 at Eccleshill, Bradford, s. of James Henry Holliday and Mary Ann Holliday; lived at 176 Idle Road, Eccleshill; e. 15th May 1915 into 18th (2nd Bradford) Bn., West Yorks. Regt. as 1322; transferred to 31st Divisonal Cyclist Coy. as 10097 2nd October 1915; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916, joining battalion on 25th May 1916; returned to England (sickness) 14th October 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th February 1917 and to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in Mesopotamia 12th April 1917; demob. 2nd May 1919. [3, 7, 284, 355, 375, 552]

HOLMES, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 24844; b. 2nd February 1896 at Nelson, s. of Robert and Mary Ann Holmes; lived at 57 Holme Terrace, Nelson; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (20); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 4, 111, 284, 377, 570]

HOLMES, Pte. Henry Selden, 27290; b. 18th December 1886 at Hull; e. into 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. 26th November 1914; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10476; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; dis. 3rd October 1916 (sickness); lived at 14 Wilson Terrace, Nornabell Street, Holderness Road, Hull. [3, 7, 219, 253, 314, 355, 552]

HOLMES, L/Sgt. John, 15892; b. Burnley, s. of William and Rebecca Holmes; e. 22nd September 1914; marriage to Amelia (Milly) Lord registered Q3 1915 at Burnley; lived at 9 Mitella Street, Burnley; k.i.a. 14th November 1916 (28); bd. Sailly-au-Bois Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 129, 217, 299, 359, 377]

HOLMES, Cpl. Thomas William, 15533; b. 24th November 1895 at Chorley, grandson of Thomas and Catherine Holmes; e. 19th September 1914; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 15th July 1916; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 5th September 1916; evacuated from battalion (trench fever) 18th October 1916 and sent to England (rheumatism) for hospitalization 8th November 1916; transferred to 2nd (Home Service) Garrison Bn., Devonshire Regt. 24th April 1917 as 65827; posted Depot, Labour Corps 7th May 1917 as 191257; posted to 304th Reserve Coy. 9th June 1917; posted to 385th (Home Service) Coy. 1st December 1917; posted to 384th (Home Service) Coy. 25th January 1919; aptd. unpaid A/Cpl. 15th February 1919; demob. 27th April 1919; lived at Alma Inn, 176 Moor Road, Chorley. [21C as HOLMES, W.; 263 and 284 as HOLMES, William, 355, 552]

HOLMES, Pte. W. [21B]

HOLMES, Pte. Walter, 15507; b. 8th April 1896 at Accrington, s. of Samuel and Margaret Holmes; e. 19th September 1914; lived at 17 Edmund Street, Accrington; w. August 1916; transferred to 36th Bn., Machine Gun Corps as Artificer 10761; k.i.a. by shellfire 29th September 1918 (22); bd. Birr Crossroads Cem., Zillebeke. [3, 4, 6, 21A, 44, 150, 359, 436]

HOLROYD, Pte. Benjamin, 15506; e. 19th September 1914. [3, 21A, 219, 359]

HOLROYD, Pte. Matthew Henry, 16040; b. 1889 at Burnley, s. of Matthew Henry Holroyd and Mary Elizabeth Holroyd; m. Beatrice Louisa Willis 15th April 1911 at St. Stephen's Church, Burnley; lived at 19 Parliament Street, Burnley; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to 31st Divisional Cyclist Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 9929; posted to Army Cyclist Corps Training Centre at Chisledon 5th January 1916; dis. 28th March 1916; d. 24th October 1918 (influenza); bd. Burnley Cem. [21D as HOLDROYD, M. H., 37, 150, 217, 250]

HOLT, Pte. Charles, 15365; e. 17th September 1914. [3, 21D, 219, 359]

HOLT, Pte. Edward, 15190; b. 1878/9 at Whalley; m. Florence Rothwell 29th February 1902 at Accrington; e. 15th September 1914 (previously served with East Lancs. Regt.); posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th December 1915; transferred to 4th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers 11th May 1916 as 47060; served in France from 6th June to 30th December 1916; dis. 17th March 1917; lived at 4 Cleggs Avenue, Long Lane, Whitworth. [21C, 250, 314]

HOLT, Pte. Ernest, 15364; lived at 72 Laithe Street, Burnley; e. 17th September 1914. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 359]

HOOLE, Sgt. Joseph., 7442 and 15171; b. 1869 at Blackburn; e. 15th September 1914 (formerly served with 3rd Dragoon Guards and 13th Hussars); aptd. Cpl. 17th September 1914; aptd. paid L/Sgt. 20th February 1915; confirmed as L/Sgt. 7th August 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 3rd September 1915; pmtd. Sgt. 16th February 1916; posted to 233rd Infantry Bn. 9th July 1917 as 48067; transferred to 4th Bn., Lancs. Fusiliers 21st October 1917 as 45733; posted to Depot 1st April 1918; volunteered for one years service 4th March 1919 and attd. to Prisoner of War Camps at Oswestry, Leominster and Weobley; demob. 7th January 1920; lived at 23 Nabb Lane, Blackburn. [21C, 67, 253, 262]

HOPE, A/L/Cpl. Harold, 15242; b. 1895; e. 16th September 1914; m. Florence Carton 16th/17th January 1915 at Haslingden; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and hospitalized in U.K. from 6th July 1916 to 11th January 1917; transferred to 17th Bn., Hampshire Regt. March 1917 as 38605; transferred to Military Foot Police as P13941, and pmtd. A/L/Cpl. 8th January 1918; demob. 20th August 1919; lived at 8 Countess Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 164, 250, 282]

HOPE, Pte. John, 20973; b. 9th August 1875 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Thomas and Mary Ann Hope; e. 16th June 1915; dis. 5th April 1919 from 6th (Garrison) Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers as 62330. [51, 338, 355, 579]

Percy Hope HOPE, Pte. Percy, 24164; b. Rishton, s. of John Thomas Hope and Phebe Hannah Hope; birth registered Q4 1896; lived at 18 High Street, Rishton; w. 1st July 1916. [3, 116, 219, 253, 282, 284]

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

HORNER, Pte. Robert, 20982; b. 22nd August 1895 at Accrington, s. of Robert and Mary Ellen Horner; lived at 71 Devonshire Street, Accrington; e. 22nd June 1915 and posted to Depot, 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd September 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 24th February 1916 as 10757; posted to B.E.F. 25th September 1916, and to 94th Machine Gun Company 21st October 1916; posted to 208th Machine Gun Company 7th May 1917; joined 62nd Bn., Machine Gun Corps 7th/8th April 1918; w. (gas) 31st July 1918 and hospitalized in U.K.; dis. 5th February 1919 on re-enlistment (into Royal Army Service Corps as 7936); transferred to Machine Gun Corps 6th February 1919; dis. 24th September 1921. [284, 352, 355, 579]

HORROCKS, Pte. James, 15990; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 7 High Street and/or 35 Warner Street, Accrington. [21B, 44, 219, 359]

HORROCKS, Pte. William, 16012; b. 4th October 1879 at Wheelton; marriage to Florence Haynes registered Q2 1907 at Chorley; lived at 32 Bury Lane, Withnell; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21C, 219, 284, 299, 359, 416, 552]

HORSEFIELD, Pte. Percy, 15808; b. 8th October 1889 at Accrington, s. of Hartley and Hannah Horsefield; e. 22nd September 1914; lived at 55 Spencer Street, Accrington; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. before re-joining 11th Bn. 13th May 1916; returned to U.K (sickness) 12th February 1917; posted to 3rd Bn. 22nd April 1917 before returning to France to be posted to 7th Bn. 30th May 1917; returned to U.K. (nephritis) 18th August 1917; dis. (sickness) 29th April 1918. [3, 21C as HORSFIELD, 156, 191, 219, 322]

HOTHERSALL, Pte. James William, 15784; b. Hurst Green; birth registered Q1 1879; m. Alice Campbell at St. Mary's R.C. Church, Clayton-le-Moors 1st April 1899; lived at 14 High Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 21st September 1914 (previously served with Royal Welsh Fusiliers); dis. 18th December 1914 (chronic rheumatism). [253, 355]

HOULDING, Pte. A. [21A]

Albert Houlker HOULKER, Pte. Albert, 17943; b. 2nd February 1896 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Albert and Mary Houlker; lived at 65 Spring Hill Road, Accrington; e. 4th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (20); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21E, 112, 284, 352, 359]

Left: Albert Houlker. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 19th August 1916.

HOULKER, L/Cpl. William (Willie), 17867; only s. of James and Mary Ann Houlker; transferred to Royal Engineers as 246352; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; lived at 19 Christ Church St., Accrington; d.o.w. 13th October 1918 (23); bd. Tourgeville Mil. Cem. [37, 44, 107, 164, 359; 21E as HOULKER, A.]

HOUNSLOW, Pte. W., 18065; between 21st and 26th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

HOWARD, Pte. George M.M., 15719 (later 35451); b. 1892 at Burnley, s. of George Howard; lived at 20 St. Leonard Street, Padiham; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st July 1916 and hospitalized in U.K.; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October/1st November 1916; re-posted to B.E.F., joining 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. on 29th November 1916; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 13th December 1916; w. 7th June 1917, rejoining battalion on 25th October 1917; reverted to Pte. 14th January 1918; posted to and joined 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th February 1918; w. (gas shell) 8th April 1918, rejoining battalion on 28th May 1918; demob. 9th February 1919. [3, 21D, 282, 355, 373]

HOWARD, Pte. Thomas, 20909; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [219, 396]

HOWARD, Pte. William, 15720; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 161246; demob. 27th January 1919. [21D, 359, 473]

HOWARTH, L/Cpl. Ernest Harry, 15592; b. Waterfoot, s. of Thomas Edward Howarth and Ruth Mary Howarth; lived at 116 Park Road, Great Harwood; e. 19th or 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (24); transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. before returning to 11th Bn.; k.i.a. 21st April 1918 (27); bd. Cinq Rues Brit. Cem., Hazebrouck. [2, 3, 4, 37, 129, 284, 359, 396; 21B and 223 as HAWORTH, E. H.; 43 as HAWORTH, E.]

HOWARTH, Pte. Harold, 24138; b. ca. April 1893 at Burnley, s. of Richard and Rose Howarth; lived at 90 Manchester Road, Burnley; attested 11th December 1915; mobilized 27th January 1916 and posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 28th January 1916; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 19th/20th April 1916, joining bn. in France 12th May 1916; left bn. (influenza) 28th June 1916; posted to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 29th July 1916, joining bn. on 2nd August 1916; left bn. (scarlet fever) 7th November 1916 and hospitalized in U.K.; posted to Depot, East Lancs. Regt. 12th January 1917; transferred to Army Pay Corps 2nd May 1918 as 20434; demob. 20th April 1919. [263, 284, 355]

HOWARTH, Pte. Harold Carlyle, 15061; b. February 1883 at Burnley, s. of Thomas Howarth; lived at 12 Accrington Road, Burnley; e. 14th September 1914; bandsman; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; hospitalized in U.K. 7th July 1916 to 26th September 1917; dis. 17th October 1917; d.o.w. 9th November 1917 (34); bd. Burnley Cem. [3, 4, 21D, 37, 113, 197, 217, 250, 284, 396]

HOWARTH, Pte. M. [21C]

HOWARTH, A/Sgt. Robert Edward, 15062; e. 14th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916. [3, 21D, 219, 359, 396]

William Thomas Howarth HOWARTH, Pte. William Thomas, 15366; e. 17th September 1914; lived at Godley Street, Burnley; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 25th June 1917. [3, 21D, 113, 197, 314, 396]

Left: William Thomas Howarth. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 9th August 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

HOWE, Transport Sgt. Albert, 17908; e. 19th or 21st December 1914; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [21E, 359, 375]

Herbert Howley HOWLEY, Sgt. Herbert, 15303; b. Whalley, s. of James and Ann Howley; husband of Martha Alice Howley; lived at 9 Thorn Street, Great Harwood; e. 16th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (35); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 119, 223, 303, 359; 21B as ROWLEY, H.]

Left: Herbert Howley. Photograph from the Blackburn Times of 29th July 1916.

HOWSON, Pte. C. [21C]

HOYLE, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 22095; b. Haslingden; birth registered Q1 1883; m. Elizabeth Alice Entwistle 15th June 1907 at The Parish Church of St. Thomas, Musbury, Helmshore; lived at 12 Lonsdale Street, Haslingden; e. 28th June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 18th February 1916 before transferring back to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 4th April 1916; posted to B.E.F. and 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. from 23rd June 1916 to 15th September 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th October 1916, again to B.E.F. 15th November 1916 and to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 29th November 1916; w. 30th June 1917 and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 28th March 1918; transferred to 18th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) 12th July 1918 as 55374; demob. 9th February 1919. [263, 284, 355, 579]

John Hoyle HOYLE, Pte. John, 15807; b. Accrington; marriage to Mary Ellen Bramley registered Q1 1910; lived at 38 India Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 21st June 1916 (28); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 119, 163, 284, 299, 359]

Left: John Hoyle. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st July 1916.

HUDSON, Pte. John Richard, 17944; b. 30th January 1888 at Accrington, s. of Richard and Ann Smedley Hudson; m. Violet May Hilda Witham 1909; e. 4th January 1915; k.i.a. 27th March 1918; comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 119, 145, 150, 359]

HUDSON, Pte. Thomas, 15810; lived at 12 Moss Street, Great Harwood; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916. [3, 21B, 223, 359, 396]

HUGHES, Pte. C. [21A]

HUGHES, Pte. Ernest, 15620; b. 8th March 1894 at Church, s. of George Hughes; e. 21st September 1914; lived at 30 John Street, Church; transferred to Royal Air Force as A.C./1, 1310729. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 263, 284, 359, 518]

HUGHES, Sgt. Francis, 15773; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to Cheshire Regt. as 65192 and then to Labour Corps as 463188; dis. (sickness) 1st February 1918 (46). [3, 21A, 47, 314]

HULL, Cpl. Charles, 15165; b. 27th June 1887 at Blackpool; m. Margaret Dewhurst 18th August 1906 at St. James's Church, Chorley; lived at 68 Eaves Lane, Chorley; e. 15th September 1914. [3, 21C, 284, 359, 416, 428, 453, 552]

HULL, Pte. Jack, 15857; b. Whittle-le-Woods, s. of Amos and Mary Ann Hull; lived at Mount Pleasant, Whittle-le-Woods; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); bd. Serre Road Cem., No.3, Serre. [3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 359]

HULLEY, Pte. Edward, 22134; e. 5th or 6th August 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10779. [263, 359, 579]

Clarence Hulme HULME, Pte. Clarence, 15621; b. Rishton, s. of James Alfred Hulme and Jane Ann Hulme; birth registered Q4 1896; e. 21st September 1914; lived at 37 Stevenson Street East, Accrington; w. 23rd June 1916 (19); transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21B, 43, 44, 219, 253, 284, 359, 398]

Left: Clarence Hulme. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 11th July 1916.

HULME, Pte. J., 17964; e. 5th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

HULME, Pte. William Gladstone, 18045; b. 2nd July 1877 at Manchester, s. of Frederick and Sarah Ann Hulme; lived at 7 Wade Street, Manchester; e. between 14th and 19th January 1915; served with British Expeditionary Force from 2nd March 1916 to 19th November 1917; transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 88018. [21E as HOLME, W. G., 156, 261, 284, 359, 571, 572]

HUMPHREYS, Pte. Charles Edward, 15367; lived at 20 Coal Clough Lane, Burnley; e. 17th September 1914. [3, 21D, 47, 217, 359, 375]

HUNT, Pte. Peter, 15348 (stretcher bearer); b. 18th March 1893 at Much Hoole, s. of Charles and Margaret Hunt; lived at 113 Geoffrey Street, Chorley; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (23); transferred to Labour Corps as 415158; d. 14th May 1973 (80). [3, 20, 21C, 164, 284, 359, 396, 416, 552]

HUNTER, Pte. Henry, 15651; b. 21st April 1893 at Chorley, s. of Robert and Mary Hunter; lived at Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd then back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; gassed Sept. 1917; company stretcher bearer; k.i.a. 21st April 1918 (25); bd. Cinq Rues Brit. Cem., Hazebrouck. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 111, 150, 396, 493]

HUNTON, Sgt. Joseph George, 15272; b. 20th December 1894 at Chorley, s. of Albert and Margaret Hunton; bro. of 15273 Thomas Matthew Hunton; lived at 88 Market Street, Chorley; e. 16th September 1914; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 4th December 1914; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn. as 48533) as Cpl. 3rd September 1915; aptd. paid L/Sgt. 2nd March 1916; aptd. A/Sgt. with confirmed rank of Cpl. 7th March 1916; transferred to The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) as 32627 and posted to B.E.F., France 24th December 1916, joining 7th Bn., The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 27th January 1917; transferred to England (enteritis) 20th April 1917; posted to 2nd/5th Bn., The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 22nd November 1918, joining battalion on 30th November 1918; demob. 8th March 1919; death at age 57 registered Q3 1952 at Preston. [21C as HUNTER, 52, 263, 284, 324, 355, 357]

HUNTON, Pte. Thomas Matthew, 15273; b. 19th February 1890 at Chorley, s. of Albert and Margaret Hunton; bro. of 15272 Joseph George Hunton; lived at 88 Market Street, Chorley; e. 16th September 1914; m. Jessie Mawdsley 10th July 1919 at St. Philemon's Church, Toxteth; death at age 61 registered Q1 1952 at Liverpool North. [3, 21C, 219, 284, 324, 357, 358, 359]

HURST, Pte. John, 15652; b. 4th October 1893 at Chorley, s. of Thomas and Ann Hurst; lived at 14 Coventry Street, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; attd. 8th Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 26th August 1916 at Delville Wood (22); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 284, 359, 396]

HUSTINGS, Pte. Edmund (known as Edward or Eddie), 15653; b. 27th February 1895 at Chorley, s. of Alfred and Mary Agnes Hustings; lived at 30 Beaconsfield Terrace, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; w. August 1917 (22); transferred to 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 203531; taken prisoner-of-war 21st March 1918 at Hargicourt. [20, 21C, 150, 284, 359, 365; 151 as HASTINGS]

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