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

Arthur Nadin NADIN, Pte. Arthur, 15819; b. 6th August 1894 at Accrington, s. of Elizabeth Nadin; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to 3rd then to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 12th May 1917 (23); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21B, 37, 49, 111, 181, 359]

Left: Arthur Nadin. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 9th June 1917, courtesy of John Dean.

Albert Naylor NAYLOR, Cpl. Albert, 18018; b. 6th May 1897 at Accrington, s. of Sam and Cristiana Naylor (Sam was k.i.a. with the 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. on 18th April 1916); lived at 10 Cedar Street, Accrington; e. 12th January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21E, 42, 43, 44, 150, 284, 322, 359, 375, 396]

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

NEEDLE, Pte. Sam William, 15875 (later 35402); e. 22nd September 1914. [3, 21C, 120, 359]

NELSON, Pte. George Henry, 15820; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21B, 219, 282, 359]

Harry Kershaw Newham NEWHAM, L/Cpl. Harry Kershaw, 15940; b. Clitheroe; birth registered Q1 1875; m. Emily Midgley at St. Peter's Church, Accrington 5th April 1899; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 4 Augusta Street, Accrington; death registered Q1 1950 at Haslingden. [3, 21B, 44, 116, 253, 263, 282, 284, 324, 359, 370, 375]

Left: Harry Kershaw Newham. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 25th July 1916.

NEWSHAM, Pte. John William, 15030; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 11 Maden Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 359]

NICHOLSON, Pte. Victor H., 20938; e. 2nd or 3rd June 1915. [263, 359, 579]

NICKSON, L/Sgt. Edward, 15334 (alias of RONAN, Edward); b. Macclesfield; e. 17th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 37, 147, 359; 21A as NIXON, E.]

NIGHTINGALE, Pte. Joseph, 15447; b. 1887; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st July 1916 (20); dis. (wounds) 26th April 1917. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 250, 314, 396]

NILAND, Pte. John, 20953; b. Haslingden, s. of Henry Niland; lived at 1, 2 Court, Perth Street, Oldham; e. 9th June 1915; dis. from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd December 1915. Believed to be John Thomas Niland, s. of Henry and Mary Niland, birth registered Q4 1899 at Haslingden. [355, 579]

NIXON, Sgt. Albert M.M., 15728; b. Burnley, s. of Nathaniel and Laura Nixon; birth registered Q2 1889; lived at 27 Grant Street, Burnley; marriage to Bertha Tyson (sister of 16055 Arthur Tyson) registered Q3 1913 at Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; M.M. gazetted 28th January 1918; dis. (wounds) 27th February 1919 (29). [3, 21D as DIXON, A., 38, 205, 219, 253, 284, 299, 314]

NOBLE, Pte. John William, 15371; b. Burnley; lived at 15 Robinson Street, Burnley; e. 17th September 1914; transferred to 12th then back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 112, 217, 359]

NOBLE, Pte. Lawrence, 17923; b. 22nd February 1890 at Rishton, s. of Thomas Edward Noble and Alice Wilson Noble; lived at 8 St. Peter's Street, Rishton; e. 28th December 1914; returned to England and hospitalized May 1916; dis. (sickness) 29th August 1916. [3, 21E, 221, 219, 250, 299, 314, 343]

NORTON, Pte. Clarence, 15358; b. Hull, s. of Ralph and Jennie Norton; e. 17th September 1914; k.i.a. 4th July 1917 (23) as Pte. 48984, 13th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.); bd. Red Cross Corner Cem., Beugny. [21C, 37, 38, 359]

NOWELL, Pte. Charles, 15821; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; lived at 99 Charter Street, Accrington. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 282, 359]

NOWELL, L/Cpl. Esmand D.C.M., M.M., 15961; b. 25th March 1896 at Withnell, s. of Doctor Thomas Nowell and Alice Nowell; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; D.C.M. awarded for carrying messages on 1st July 1916; M.M. awarded while attd. to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. (wounds) 25th April 1917; m. Ellen Dixon 1919 at St. Barnabas Church, Heapey; d. 3rd January 1976 (79). [3, 20, 21C, 150, 156, 219, 314, 324, 396]

NUTTALL, Pte. Arthur, 24169; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [375, 396]

NUTTALL, Pte. Francis, 15064; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 640593. [21D, 164, 359]

NUTTALL, Pte. John, 17937; e. between 31st December 1914 and 4th January 1915; transferred to Labour Corps as 377896. [21E, 45, 150, 359]

NUTTALL, Pte. John, 20992; e. between 22nd and 24th June 1915. [263, 359, 579]

NUTTALL, Sgt. William, 5688; b. 27th February 1873 at Elton; served in South African Campaign ca.1900; d. 10th January 1954 at Waterfoot; bd. Rawtenstall Cem. [21A, 248]

NUTTALL, Pte. Walter, 15031; b. 1891 at Accrington; e. 14th September 1914; left unit (sickness) 13th June 1916 and returned to England; joined 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in Salonika 26th November 1916 (bomber); lived at 21 Scaitcliffe Street, Accrington and later at 29 Henry Street, Clayton-le-Moors; dis. 10th April 1919. [3, 21A, 44, 250, 428]

Arthur Nutter NUTTER, Pte. Arthur, 16043; b. Burnley, s. of Albert and Elizabeth Ellen Nutter; e. 24th September 1914; k.i.a. or by accident 17th June 1916 (23); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 112, 359]

Left: Arthur Nutter. Photograph from the Burnley News of 1st July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

Harry "Kid" Nutter NUTTER, Pte. Harry "Kid", 15920; b. Great Harwood, s. of Robert and Ann Nutter; birth registered Q2 1897; lived at 12 Bates Street, Blackburn; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 111, 253, 284, 359]

Left: Harry "Kid" Nutter. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

O'CONNOR, Pte. Arthur Patrick, 15903; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 7 Whitby Road and/or Kensington House, Kensington Road, Rusholme. [3, 21D, 150, 219, 232, 359, 396]

John O'Connor O'CONNOR, Pte. John, 18035; b. Nenagh, Co. Tipperary; married to Winifred; e. between 14th and 19th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (26); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 129, 359, 377; 21E as O'CONNER, J.]

Left: John O'Connor. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st May 1917.

Willie O'Hare O'HARE, Pte. William (Willie), 15134; b. Accrington, s. of Francis and Margaret O'Hare; lived at 25 Birtwistle Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119, 156, 221, 359, 377]

Left: Willie O'Hare. Photograph courtesy of the Accrington Pals Collection, Leisure Services, Hyndburn Borough Council.

OLLETT, Pte. Samuel Pullman, 22097; b. 18th February 1896 at Accrington, s. of John and Susan Emily Ollett; lived at 14a Fountain Street, Accrington; e. between 28th June and 5th July 1915; d. sickness 7th September 1915 (20); bd. Accrington Cem. [2, 4, 37, 49, 228, 284, 359, 579]

O'MALLEY, Pte. Peter, 16016; b. Blackburn; marriage to Ann (Annie) McGowan registered Q4 1913 at Chorley; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to 8th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) as 28860; d. (sickness) 3rd December 1918; bd. Charleroi Comm. Cem. [20, 21C, 37, 107, 150, 164, 299, 377]

James O'Mara O'MARA, Q.M.S. James, 15558; lived at 97 Milton Street, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; slightly w. (as L/Cpl.) 30th April 1916, w. 1st-5th July 1916 and 17th August 1916; transferred June 1918 to Labour Corps as Sgt., 564242 and posted to No.12 P.O.W. Coy.; d. 1955. [3, 21D, 134, 150, 158, 164, 217, 359, 396]

Left: James O'Mara. Photograph courtesy of Dave O'Mara.

ORMEROD, Cpl. Frank, 24161; b. Blackburn, s. of William and Elizabeth Ormerod; lived at 77 Scotland Road, Blackburn; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; w. 1st-5th July 1916; d. 5th January 1917 (22); bd. Blackburn Cem. [37, 107, 129, 282, 284]

Richard Ormerod ORMEROD, Cpl. Richard, 15173; b.Salesbury, s. of Richard and Eliza Ormerod; birth registered Q4 1892; lived at Paris, Ramsgreave Road, Blackburn; e. 15th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 147, 221, 253, 284, 303, 359, 377]

Left: Richard Ormerod. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

William Arthur Ormerod ORMEROD, L/Cpl. William Arthur, 15388; b. 9th January 1892 at Blackburn, s. of William Henry Ormerod and Eunice Ormerod; lived at 70 High Street, Rishton; e. 17th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (24); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21B, 150, 284, 492; 129 as ORMROD]

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

O'ROURKE, Pte. Frederick, 20945; e. 7th June 1915; dis. (sickness) 22nd August 1916. [263, 314, 579]

OSBALDESTON, Pte. George Albert, 15777; b. 20th August 1897 at Rishton, s. of John Wesley Osbaldeston and Alice Osbaldeston; e. 21st September 1914; lived at 25 John Street, Church; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 149189. [3, 21B, 44, 164, 284, 343, 359]

OWEN, Pte. George, 27317 (formerly 10333 Army Cycl. Corps); e. 19th September 1914; dis. (wounds) 4th May 1917. [3, 7, 314, 375]

OWENS, Pte. Charles, 17976; e. 7th January 1915; w. 24th June 1916; lived at 25 Adelaide Street, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 44, 150, 219, 359; 21E as OWEN, C.]

John Palmer PALMER, Pte. John, 17903; e. 19th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 4th May 1917. [3, 21E, 219, 282, 314]

Left: John Palmer. Photograph courtesy of John's great-grandson, Dylan Fox.

PALMER, Capt. John Charles M.C.; b. 4th February 1889 at Rochdale, s. of James Thomas Palmer and Alice Palmer; e. 5th September 1914 as Pte., 2005, 9th Bn., East Surrey Regt.; aptd. L/Cpl. 1st October 1914; aptd. Cpl. 1st March 1915; m. Florence Carrie Harrison, 30th March 1915; aptd. to commission (2/Lt.) in 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., 15th July 1915; w. by shellfire, 30th May 1916; aptd. Lt. 1st July 1917; award of M.C. gazetted 3rd June 1918; transferred to 22nd Bn., Rifle Bde. and aptd. Capt., 9th October 1918; lived at Church. [3, 9, 38, 72]

PARKER, Pte. Harold, 15086; b. 30th June 1893 at Rishton, s. of John and Ellen Parker; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 27 Cliff Street, Rishton; transferred to Labour Corps as 599345. [21B, 44, 47, 284, 343, 359]

PARKER, Pte. Hubert, 15065; b. 1896/7 at Burnley, s. of Thomas and Catherine Parker; husband of Elizabeth Ellen Parker; lived at 194 Accrington Road, Burnley; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to 3rd then back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 21st April 1918 (21); bd. Cinq Rues Brit. Cem., Hazebrouck. [2, 21D, 37, 217, 284, 359; 112 as PARKER, Herbert]

PARKER, Sgt. James Herbert, 16017; b. 1896 at Cloughfold, s. of Margaret A. Parker; lived at 13 Mayfield Road, Chorley; e. 24th September 1914 (18); aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 10th July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 3rd September 1915; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 30th October 1915; pmtd. Cpl. 22nd January 1916; confirmed as Sgt. 16th August 1916; transferred to The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 24th December 1916 and posted to 11th Bn. in France as 32602; posted to 7th Bn., The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 27th January 1917; posted to 1/4th Bn., The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) in 1918. [21C, 156, 262, 263]

PARKER, Pte. John William, 15695; b. 1883; e. 21st September 1914 (served previously in South Africa); dis. (defective left hand) from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 25th April 1916; lived at 65 Poplar Street, Blackburn. [21D, 164, 250, 314]

PARKER, Pte. Reginald Frank Everitt, 17912; b. Canning Town, Essex, s. of Francis and Rose Parker; birth registered Q4 1892; lived at 46 Westwood Street, Accrington; e. 22nd December 1914; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 13th May 1915; served in Mediterranean Expeditionary Force from 1st August 1916 to 20th June 1917; transferred to Army Service Corps 4th December 1917 as M/353463; demob. 20th May 1919. [21E, 45, 253, 263, 284, 355]

PARKER, Pte. William, 15962; b. 5th May 1889 at Croston, s. of David Parker; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916, rejoining unit on 31st August 1916; left unit (sickness) 20th March 1917; joined 63rd Prisoners of War Coy., Labour Corps as 565490 19th January 1918; posted to 296th Prisoners of War Coy., Labour Corps 30th November 1918; demob. 22nd February 1919; lived at 14 Froom Street, Chorley. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 218, 250, 282]

PARKIN, Pte. Ralph, 17930; e. between 28th and 31st December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 25th October 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 39929; lived at 2 off Mill Street, Church. [21E, 44, 150, 263, 355, 359, 396]

Fred Parkington PARKINGTON, Pte. Fred, 15822; b. 17th February 1891 at Accrington, s. of James and Elizabeth Ann Parkington; lived at 42 Manchester Road, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 49, 147, 284, 359]

Left: Fred Parkington. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 19th August 1916.

PARKINGTON, Pte. William Henry, 17962; e. 5th January 1915; dis. (sickness) 16th June 1916. [21E, 45, 314]

Edward Parkinson PARKINSON, Pte. Edward, 15421; b. Accrington, s. of Edward and Emma Sarah Ann Parkinson; birth registered Q1 1896; lived at 76 Spring Street, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119, 253, 284, 359]

Left: Edward Parkinson. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 26th August 1916.

PARKINSON, Pte. Fred, 15102; e. 14th September 1914; dis. to commission in 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 27th May 1918; lived at 23 Derby Street, Accrington. [3, 21B, 113, 263, 359]

PARKINSON, Pte. J. J. [21A]

PARKINSON, Pte. Richard, 15136; b. 1879 at Blackburn; m. Bridgett Hickey June 1898 at Sacred Heart Church, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914 (previously served with 3rd Lancs. Vol., R.F.A.); dis. 11th March 1915. [21A, 250]

William Henry Parkinson PARKINSON, Pte. William Henry, 15925; b. 4th December 1885 in Sawyers Valley, Western Australia; m. Harriet Embley 8th June 1907 at Great Harwood; coal miner (1910); lived at 1 Victoria Street, Great Harwood; e. 22nd or 23rd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (30); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21B, 61, 119, 223, 359]

Left: William Henry Parkinson (courtesy of John H. Glen).

PARKS, Pte. Tom, 15135; b. 1885 at Ramsbottom, s. of John and Sarah Parks; served with Royal Army Medical Corps from 21st June 1906 to 7th July 1906, and with Royal Field Artillery from 18th September 1907 to 26th February 1912; married Nancy Cross 22nd February 1913 at Registry Office, Haslingden; e. 15th September 1914; pmtd. Cpl. 3rd October 1914, confirmed 19th July 1915; reduced to ranks 7th December 1915; w. 1st July 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st January 1917; dis. (wounds) 1st May 1917; lived at 41 Springhill Road, Accrington; re-enlisted into Royal Army Service Corps as E.M.T./55325 20th June 1919; dis. 2nd October 1919. [221, 355, 485; 3, 21A, 396 as PARKES]

PARRY, L/Cpl. Thomas Owen, 15539; b. 2nd July 1892 at Rainhill, Prescot, s. of Thomas and Mary Jane Parry; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (24); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 150, 359]

PARSONS, Pte. Thomas Crompton, 16053; b. 5th March 1894 at Habergham Eaves, s. of Charles and Jane Elizabeth Parsons; e. 25th September 1914; aptd. 2/Lt. 2nd/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 25th or 27th March 1915; awarded M.C.; attd. 47th Bn., Machine Gun Corps; demobilized with rank of Capt. 22nd March 1919; lived at 23 Ormerod Road, Burnley. [21D, 220]

PARTINGTON, Pte. Adam, 20954; e. between 9th and 14th June 1915. [263, 359, 579]

PARTINGTON, Pte. John, 20956; e. between 9th and 14th June 1915. [263, 359, 579]

Thomas Passmore PASSMORE, Pte. Thomas, 15995; b. 1897/8, s. of William Henry Passmore and Emma Passmore (née Ringer); e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 (18) and returned to England 3rd July 1916; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 26th August 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th December 1916; posted to 2/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France 4th March 1917; w. 9th October 1917, rejoining unit 7th December 1917; w. 21st March 1918; transferred to Labour Corps and posted to 28 Coy. 17th June 1918 as 583842; demob. 21st March 1919; lived at 67 Spencer Street, Accrington; d. 23rd October 1968 (70). [3, 21B, 43, 150, 164, 250, 270, 282]

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

PATE, Pte. William, 15576; b. Burnley, s. of Wilson and Agnes Pate; lived at 436 Briercliffe Road, Harle Syke; e. 19th September 1914; w. 19th-24th June 1916; transferred to 3rd, 1st then to 1st/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 21st March 1918 (21) (with 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); comm. Pozieres Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21D, 37, 112, 217, 359, 398]

Robert Pearce PEARCE, Pte. Robert, 17857; b. Accrington, s. of George and Ruth Pearce; birth registered Q2 1893; lived at 64 Monk Street, Accrington; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; Machine Gun Section; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to Military Foot Police as P8952. [3, 12, 21E, 116, 253, 263, 284, 359, 396]

Left: Robert Pearce. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 22nd July 1916.

PEARSON, Pte. William, 18074; e. between 27th and 30th January 1915. [3, 21E, 121, 359]

PEART, Pte. Walter, 15066; e. 14th September 1914; w. 1st July 1916; lived at 130 Hollingreave Road, Burnley; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 194, 217, 375, 396]

PEEL, Pte. Brayshaw, 15696; b. Derby, s. of Albert Brayshaw Peel and Maria Peel; birth registered Q3 1897; lived at 4 Higson Street, Blackburn; e. 21st September 1914; dis. (sickness) 6th August 1915; m. Mabel Lilian Howson 25th March 1920 at St. Barnabas Church, Blackburn; death registered Q4 1928 at Blackburn. [21D, 47, 250, 253, 284, 314, 324, 327]

Herbert Singleton Peel PEEL, Pte. Herbert Singleton, 20990; b. Haslingden, s. of Hartley and Elizabeth Peel; birth registered Q2 1884; marriage to Clara Nowell on 18th April 1908 registered at Haslingden; lived at 21 Ranger Street, Accrington; e. between 22nd and 24th June 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (32); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 37, 51, 147, 156, 253, 284, 299, 359, 579, 606]

Left: Herbert Singleton Peel. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th August 1916.

Anton Peltzer PELTZER, Major (A/Lt. Col.) Anton D.S.O.; b. 12th November 1885 at Manchester, s. of Charles Armand Peltzer and Marienne Peltzer; m. Ethel Cooper 3rd September 1912; aptd. Lt. 17th September 1914; aptd. Capt. 15th January 1915; w. 1st July 1916; posted to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining at Salonika 20th August 1917; aptd. Major 21st August 1917; w. 19th September 1918 at Salonika; aptd. A/Lt. Col. O.C. 9th Bn. 10th December 1918; awarded D.S.O. 1918; demob. 19th March 1919; lived at Marston Lea, Accrington; d. 1973. [3, 8, 9, 21B, 28, 44, 115, 299, 406]

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

Harold Pemberton PEMBERTON, Pte. Harold Ellis, 15137; b. 17th March 1895 at Accrington, s. of William and Mary Emma Pemberton; lived at 13 Russell Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; marriage to Janie Brennand registered Q1 1915; battalion trench mortar section; severely wounded May/June 1917; dis. (wounds) 2nd November 1918; death registered Q4 1945. [3, 21A, 113, 150, 156, 181, 253, 284, 299, 324, 552]

Left: Harold Pemberton. Photograph courtesy of Harold's grandson, Leslie Stewart.
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PEMBERTON, Pte. Peter, 15664; b. 4th April 1897 at Euxton, s. of William and Alice Pemberton; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st July 1916 and returned to England 3rd July 1916; transferred from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. to 23rd Bn., Cheshire Regt. 24th July 1917 as 65210; transferred to 24th Bn., Cheshire Regt. 4th May 1918; demob. 5th October 1918. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 156, 250, 263, 281]

PEMBERTON, Pte. Thalberg, 18022; b. 12th March 1879 at Accrington, s. of Thomas and Lettice Pemberton; marriage to Hannah Boote registered Q3 1906; lived at 21 Wilfred Street, Accrington; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 2nd/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; death registered Q2 1967. [3, 12, 21E, 44, 51, 116, 219, 253, 284, 299, 324, 396, 552]

PENDLEBURY, Pte. James, 15861; b. 1887/8 at Chorley, s. of Henry and Alice Pendlebury; bapt. 9th December 1887; m. Mary Edith Eccles 3rd October 1908 at St. James's Church, Chorley; lived at 98 Seymour Street, Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (28); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 119, 284, 359, 377, 453, 493]

PENDLEBURY, Pte. Richard, 15448 (Machine Gun Section); b. 10th January 1894 at Chorley, s. of Robert and Esther Pendlebury; lived at 15 Queen Street, Chorley; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (22); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 20, 21C, 119, 150, 284, 359, 377, 494]

Philip John Pettie PETTIE, Sgt. Philip John, 15138; b. Giggleswick, s. of John and Annie Pettie; husband of Sarah Alice Pettie; lived at 6 Eddleston Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; d.o.w. 26th June 1916 (25); bd. Doullens Comm. Cem. Ext. No.1. [2, 21A, 37, 115, 359; 129 as PETTIE, John Philip]

Left: Philip John Pettie. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

PICKERING, Pte. Arthur, 15697; e. 21st September 1914; dis. to commission in 4th Bn., Lancs. Fusiliers 29th January 1918. [3, 21D, 113, 359]

PICKERING, Pte. Robert, 15942; b. Blackburn; marriage to Beatrice Fisher registered Q3 1909 at Blackburn; lived at 87 St. Alban's Road, Darwen; e. 23rd September 1914; k.i.a. or in accident 27th May 1916 (30); bd. Sucrerie Mil. Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 147, 284, 299, 359]

Joseph Pickering PICKERING, Armr. Staff Sgt. Joseph, A/1908 (Army Ordnance Corps attd. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.). [38, 47]

Left: Joseph Pickering. Photograph courtesy of Paul Brearley and David Ingham.
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PICKERING, Pte. William James, 16027; b. 2nd May 1892 at Blackburn, s. of William and Margaret Pickering; lived at 179 Downham Street, Blackburn; e. 24th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (24); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21D, 112, 359, 376, 377]

PICKLES, Pte. Joseph Hurley, 16054; b. 4th January 1893 at Burnley, s. of Isaac and Hannah Elizabeth Pickles; e. 25th September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 223318; demob. from 228th Labour Coy. 26th March 1919; lived at 14 Brunswick Street, Burnley. [21D, 164, 217, 284, 355, 552]

PICKUP, Pte. Albert, 15032; b. 5th August 1892 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of John and Alice Pickup; bro. of 15034 William Pickup; m. Florence Elizabeth Collinson 27th December 1913 at St. Andrew's Church, Accrington; lived at 94 Dale Street, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914; dis. (epilepsy) 23rd June 1915. [21A, 250, 314, 371]

Fred Pickup PICKUP, L/Cpl. Frederick (Fred), 15594; b. 14th May 1891 at Great Harwood, s. of William and Annie Pickup; lived at 31 Commercial Street, Rishton; e. 19th or 21st September 1914; marriage to Clara Jane Edwards registered Q1 1915 at Blackburn; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (25); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21B, 129, 284, 299, 343, 359]

Left: Fred Pickup. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

PICKUP, Pte. Fred, 20996; e. between 22nd and 24th June 1915. [263, 359, 579]

PICKUP, Pte. George, 15552; b. 1889/90 at Darwen, s. of John and Annie Pickup; lived at Higher Marsh House, Darwen; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (26); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 112, 284, 359]

PICKUP, L/Cpl. Harry, 15033; b. 29th November 1896 at Accrington, s. of Pickup Pickup and Sarah Ann Pickup; lived at 74 Cedar Street, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914 (17 years 10 months); transferred to Army Cycl. Corps; transferred to munitions 1st February 1916; transferred to Border Regt. (39347) 28th March 1918; crossed to France 31st July 1918; transferred to 2nd Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. (30792); demob. 10th April 1919. [21A, 44, 49, 127, 129, 279, 284]

PICKUP, Pte. John Robert, 15517; b. 1890 at Blackpool, s. of John Rennie Pickup and Sarah Pickup; bapt. 22nd June 1890 as John Rennie Pickup; lived at 72 Wellington Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914 (previously served with 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); dis. (general debility) 18th December 1914. [221, 284, 355, 495]

John Robert Pickup PICKUP, Pte. John Robert, 18008; b. February 1894 at Church, s. of George William Pickup and Mary Alice Pickup; lived at 4 Victoria Street, Church; e. 11th January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916 and returned to England; dis. from 3rd Bn., Labour Corps (214941) 1st August 1917. [3, 21E, 43, 164, 250, 284, 314, 396]

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

Jack Pickup PICKUP, L/Cpl. John (Jack), 17875; b. 1885/6 at Blackburn; marriage to Mary Alice Chadwick registered Q4 1906 at Blackburn; lived at 41 Hindle Street, Accrington; e. 15th December 1914; w. (shellshock) 19th-24th June 1916; k.i.a. 5th August 1916; bd. St. Vaast Post Mil. Cem., Richebourg l'Avoue. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 121, 299, 307, 359, 398]

Left: Jack Pickup. Photograph from the Blackburn Times of 26th August 1916.

PICKUP, Pte. William, 15034; b. 5th April 1878 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of John and Alice Pickup; bro. of 15032 Albert Pickup; marriage to Agnes Taylor registered Q4 1903 at Haslingden; e. 14th September 1914; w. April 1918; lived at 92 Dale Street, Accrington; dis. (wounds) 4th April 1919. [3, 21A, 44, 113, 150, 284, 299, 314, 371]

George Pilkington PILKINGTON, Pte. George William, 15862; b. 12th April 1896 at Chorley, s. of George and Mary Ann Pilkington; lived at 95 Heapey Road, Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; posted to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. on return to France in March 1917; d. 20th December 1917 (21) of wounds received two days earlier; bd. Outtersteene Comm. Cem. Ext., Bailleul. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 135, 147, 284, 359, 396]

Left: George Pilkington. Photograph courtesy of Doug Howlett, Ian Bagshaw, Stuart Clewlow and Steve Williams..
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Jack Pilkington PILKINGTON, A/Col.Sgt. John (Jack), 15035; b. 12th August 1887 at Accrington, s. of Eli and Nancy Eleanor Pilkington; e. 14th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 197023; lived at 5 Marsden Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 49, 156, 263, 284, 359, 396]

Left: Jack Pilkington. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 25th July 1916.

PILKINGTON, Pte. Joseph, 15166; b. 27th April 1886 at Chorley, s. of Thomas and Margaret Pilkington; m. Jane Waterworth 30th May 1914 at St. James's Church, Chorley; e. 15th September 1914; d. 1951 (65). [3, 20, 21C, 219, 284, 359, 416, 453, 493, 552]

PILKINGTON, A/L/Cpl. Riley Duckworth, 17894; b. 17th November 1881 at Accrington; m. Annie Cole 22nd February 1908 at St. James's Church, Accrington; e. 17th December 1914; w. 12th August 1916 and hospitalized in England; posted to 47th Training Reserve Bn. 16th November 1916; transferred to 22nd Coy., Machine Gun Corps 25th February 1917; returned to France as 95420 Tank Corps 21st August 1917; w. 23rd March 1918; posted to Tanks Depot 9th April 1918; aptd. paid A/L/Cpl. 22nd October 1918; posted to 25th Bn., Tank Corps 10th November 1918; demob. 12th March 1919; lived at 1 Law Street, Accrington. [21E, 44, 164, 196, 221, 355, 359, 552]

PILKINGTON, Sgt. William D.C.M., 15823; native of Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; award of D.C.M. gazetted 5th August 1918. [3, 21B, 38, 219, 359]

PILLING, Pte. George Frederick, 17907; b. 1877 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of William Henry Pilling and Alice Pilling; m. Selina Martin 6th August 1898 at St. Peter's Church, Accrington; lived at 167 Higher Antley Street, Accrington; e. 17th December 1914; treated at No.3 C.C.S. for sickness, 28th March to 4th April 1916; aptd. paid L/Cpl. (Sanitary squad) 10th July 1916; admitted 95th Field Ambulance with pneumonia 29th August 1916 and evacuated to U.K for hospitalization 12th September 1916; transferred from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. to 495th Employment Coy., Labour Corps as 261705 23rd June 1917; posted to 344 H.S. Works Coy. 27th September 1917; demob. 17th February 1919. [21E, 45, 51, 284, 355, 370]

PINDER, Pte. Charles, 22081; b. 23rd May 1890 at Blackburn, s. of Richard Joseph Pinder and Eliza Pinder; m. Edith Ellen Smith 20th September 1913 at Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn; lived at 91 Stansfield Street, Blackburn; e. 25th June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; dis. 24th March 1916. [355, 404, 560, 579]

PITTS, Pte. Joseph, 15876; b. Blackburn, s. of Joseph and Bridget Pitts; birth registered Q1 1885; first cousin of James Pitts who was awarded the Victoria Cross for holding his post during the Boer attack on Caesar's Camp, Natal on 6th January 1900; m. Mary Ellen Gallagher 30th June 1906 at St. Matthew's Church, Ardwick; lived at 113 Liverpool Road, Irlam; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to Tank Corps as 302714; his son, Herbert, lost his life at Dunkirk on 2nd June 1940. [21D, 164, 221, 253, 284, 359, 575, 576]

Ernest Place PLACE, Pte. Ernest, 15036; b. 5th September 1895 at Blackburn, s. of John Alfred and Matilda Place; lived at 44 Hindle Street, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 49, 112, 221, 253, 284, 359]

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

Harry Platt PLATT, A/Sgt. Harry, 15468; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to Royal Engineers as 245568; aptd. 2/Lt., Royal Engineers 12th February 1918; lived at Wheatley Lane. [21D, 47, 150, 217, 359]

Left: Harry Platt. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 2nd March 1918, courtesy of Mike Harwood and Denis Otter.

James Stanley Plimmer PLIMMER, Cpl. James Stanley, 27319 (formerly 13th Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. (1st Barnsley Pals) and 9874 Army Cyclist Corps); b. 1891/2 at Barnsley, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Plimmer; lived at 9 Greenwood Terrace, Barnsley. [3, 7, 284, 375]

Left: James Stanley Plimmer. Photograph courtesy of James' great-niece Marilyn Plimmer.
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PODMORE, Pte. George Dudley, 15766; b. 26th September 1882 at Woolwich, Kent; s. of George and Edith Lydia Podmore; e. 21st September 1914; w. August 1916; lived at 31 Lonsdale Street, Accrington; transferred to 3rd Bn. and later to 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d.o.w. 6th April 1918 (36); bd. Premont Brit. Cem. [2, 3, 4, 21C, 37, 44, 147, 150, 244, 359]

POLLARD, Pte. Bell, 15729; b. 9th December 1892 at Goodshaw, s. of John and Jane Pollard; lived at Turf Barn Farm, Crawshawbooth; e. 21st September 1914; marriage to Florence H. Hoyle registered Q3 1919 at Haslingden; death registered Q2 1968 at Nelson. [3, 21D, 219, 232, 299, 324, 328, 359]

POLLARD, Pte. George, 15139; b. 31st July 1898 at Accrington, s. of John William Pollard and Jane Alice Pollard; e. 15th September 1914 (16); hospitalised with influenza 9th July 1916, and returned to England 20th July 1916; transferred to Royal Flying Corps as 3/A.M., 65260 (Armourer) 23rd February 1917; aptd. 2/A.M. 24th October 1917; posted overseas to 56 Squadron 14th November 1917; transferred to Royal Air Force as 3/A.M. 1st April 1918; lived at 36 Elizabeth Street, Accrington; pmtd. 2/A.M. 31st December 1918; demob. 25th February 1919; d. August 1987 (89). [3, 21A, 44, 49, 164, 268, 269, 378]

POLLARD, Pte. John, 15824; b. 25th December 1894 at Accrington, s. of Robert and Jane Pollard; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 147, 150, 359]

POLLARD, Pte. John William, 22131; b. 7th August 1869 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of John and Margaret Pollard; m. Jane Alice Chappells [Mary Chappelles in 355] 11th November 1893 at Blackburn Register Office; lived at 36 Elizabeth Street, Accrington; e. 5th August 1915 (previously served with 2nd (Volunteer) Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; dis. (sickness) 16th June 1916. [156, 314, 338, 355, 579]

POLLARD, Pte. Willie, 15467; b. 1890 at Burnley; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 and returned to England; dis. (wounds) 25th June 1917; lived at 4 Healey Court, Burnley. [3, 21D, 113, 250, 396]

James Henry Pollitt POLLITT, Pte. James Henry, 15067; b. Barnsley, s. of Henry and Sarah Eliza Pollitt; husband of Mary Elizabeth Pollitt; lived at 27 Milton Street, Burnley; e. 14th September 1914; d.o.w. 1st November 1916 (40); bd. Burnley Cem. [4, 21D, 37, 112, 217, 284, 359, 549]

Left: James Henry Pollitt. Photograph from the Burnley News of 8th November 1916, courtesy of Mike Harwood and Denis Otter.

POPE, Pte. Angelo, 15518; b. 26th June 1888 at Accrington, s. of Antoni and Elizabeth Pope; bro. of 15519 Joseph Pope; marriage to Ethel Lee registered Q3 1907 at Haslingden; lived at 66 Lodge Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 21st September 1917; d. 29th December 1963 at Burnley. [3, 21A, 219, 221, 253, 265, 284, 299, 310, 314, 324, 552]

POPE, Pte. Joseph, 15519; b. 31st March 1882 at Haslingden, s. of Antoni and Elizabeth Pope; bro. of 15518 Angelo Pope; m. Bessie Heyes 29th March 1902 at Christ Church, Accrington; lived at 17 Black Abbey Street, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; dis. from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 25th April 1916. [21A, 250, 265, 552]

POUNDER, Pte. Norman, 20932; b. 7th August 1896 at Crawshawbooth, s. of Eli and Bertha Pounder; lived at 1 Quarry Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. on or shortly before 2nd June 1915: marriage to Matilda Campbell registered Q2 1920 at Blackburn; d. 12th January 1964. [263, 284, 299, 310, 359, 552, 579]

POWDRILL, Pte. Ernest John, 18027; e. 14th January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 8th January 1917. [3, 21E, 113, 314, 396]

POWELL, Pte. Thomas, 15295; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 17th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 43188. [3, 21D, 359, 396, 440]

Henry Power POWER, Pte. Henry, 15393; b. Great Harwood, s. of John and Alice Power; lived at 23 Victoria Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 17th September 1914; k.i.a. 6th March 1917 (24); bd. Auchonvillers Mil. Cem. [2, 21B, 37, 112, 284, 359]

Left: Henry Power. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 20th March 1917.

POWER, Pte. James, 17999 (later 35455); b. 12th May 1890; e. 9th January 1915; m. Margaret McCarthy 6th February 1915 at St. Mary's R. C. Church, Oswaldtwistle; w. August 1916. [3, 21E, 121, 150, 355, 359, 373, 552]

PRESSLER, Cpl. Arthur, 20963 (stretcher bearer); b. 3rd September 1886 at Chorley, s. of John George Pressler and Annie Pressler; lived at 20 Cunliffe Street, Chorley; e. 14th or 15th June 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (27); d. 13th October 1967. [20, 150, 219, 284, 359, 396, 579]

Fleming Preston PRESTON, Pte. Fleming, 15394; b. 21st December 1876 at Great Harwood, s. of Joseph and Sarah Jane Preston; m. Martha Jane Lonsdale 24th December 1898 at Christ Church, Blackburn; lived at 59 Church Street, Great Harwood; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 10th July 1917; death registered Q1 1940 at Heywood. [3, 21B, 113, 284, 314, 324, 330, 331, 396]

Left: Fleming Preston. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th August 1916.

PRESTON, Pte. James, 15289; e. 16th September 1914; transferred 1915 to Army Cyclist Corps as 9931, and later to East Lancs. Regt. as 27754; dis. 11th May 1917 (sickness). [21D, 263, 314, 375]

PRICE, Pte. Ralph, 15336; e. 17th September 1914; transferred to 17th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 43186. [21A, 359, 429]

PRIESTLEY, L/Cpl. John Henry, 24289; b. 26th December 1891, s. of Enoch and Martha Ann Priestley; lived at 77 Plantation Street, Accrington; e. 19th November 1915; mobilized 8th February 1916 and posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 10th February 1916; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France 26th May 1916, joining battalion on 24th June 1916; w. 27th June 1916 and returned to England 4th July 1916; posted to France 12th December 1916, joining 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; returned to England (trench feet) April 1917; dis. 10th July 1917. [3, 43, 250, 281, 284, 314]

Fred Procter PROCTER, Pte. Frederick (Fred) Everitt, 17895; b. 23rd September 1897 at Accrington, s. of James and Harriet Elizabeth Procter; birth registered Q4 1897; e. 17th December 1914; w. by shell fire 29th/30th April 1916; w. 16th-24th July 1916; lived at 42 Devonshire Street, Accrington; transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps as 140645. [21E, 44, 253, 284, 359, 552; 3, 158, 263, 283 as PROCTOR]

Left: Fred Procter. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 9th May 1916.

PROCTER, Pte. Joseph, 15996; b. Accrington; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10759; w. April 1918 and hospitalized in England. [21B, 47, 164, 355]

PROCTER, Pte. Thomas, 16074; b. Burnley, s. of John and Ellen Procter; lived at 726 Padiham Road, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914 (25); dis. (failing eyesight) 26th September 1914. [284, 355]

Harry Proctor PROCTOR, Pte. Harry, 15469; b. Keighley, Yorks., s. of William and Annie Elizabeth Proctor; e. 18th September 1914; marriage to Alice Jane Baxter registered Q1 1915 at Burnley; lived at 13 Coultate Street, Burnley; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (26); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21D, 112, 217, 284, 299, 359]

Left: Harry Proctor. Photograph courtesy of Harry's granddaughter, Jean Fisico.

[additional photograph of Harry Proctor]

PROCTOR, Sgt. Hubert, 15470; e. 18th September 1914; aptd. 2/Lt., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 219, 359]

PROCTOR, Pte. Joseph, 15596; see PROCTER, Pte. Joseph.

PROCTOR, Pte. William, 22121; e. 3rd August 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10765; dis. (wounds) 25th September 1917 (35 years 8 months). [263, 314, 579]

PULL, Cpl. Walter, 15337; b. Lewisham, Kent, s. of Alfred and Nancy Pull; marriage to Maggie Brown registered Q1 1909 at Haslingden; lived at 27 Burnley Road, Accrington; e. 17th September 1914; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., returning later to 11th Bn.; k.i.a. 27th March 1918 (31); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 112, 284, 299, 359]

PURSGLOVE, Sgt. Harry D.C.M., 15767; b. 26th September 1894 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Elizabeth Pursglove; e. 21st September 1914; D.C.M. awarded for very successful daylight patrol on 4th October 1918 near Warneton; lived at 4 Lodge Terrace, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21C, 38, 44, 219, 253, 284, 359, 552]

PYE, Pte. William, 17933; b. 13th March 1876 at Croston, s. of James and Elizabeth Pye; m. Marjory Miller 19th June 1897 at Parish Church, Croston; lived at 71 Exchange Street, Accrington; e. 31st December 1914; served in B.E.F. 10th March 1916 to 21st April 1918; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. 29th August 1918; transferred to Labour Corps 14th November 1918 as 397436; demob. from 324th Prisoner of War Coy. 5th March 1919. [21E, 263, 355, 450]

QUILLIGAN, Richard; see LONSDALE, Pte. Richard.

RABY, Pte. Thomas Henry, 15338; b. 26th September 1894 at Accrington, s. of William Henry Raby and Susannah Raby; e. 17th September 1914; lived at 152 Burnley Road, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 284, 322, 359]

RACE, Cpl. Robert (Bob). [21D, 91]

RADCLIFFE, Pte. Frederick William, 15730; b. Newcastle-upon-Tyne, s. of Elizabeth Radcliffe; marriage to Margaret Ellen Hudson registered Q4 1905 at Burnley; lived at 5 Knotts Lane, Lowerhouse; e. 21st September 1914; d.o.w. 6th July 1916 (32); bd. Doullens Comm. Cem. Ext. No.1. [2, 4, 37, 147, 156, 204, 208, 210, 217, 284, 299, 359, 377; 21D as RATCLIFFE, F. W.]

RADMORE, Cpl. Lewis, 15087; b. 25th October 1896 at Heathfield, nr. Chudleigh, Devonshire, s. of Frank and Annie Radmore; lived at 57 Haworth Street, Rishton; e. 14th September 1914; marriage to Annie Clegg registered Q3 1920 at Blackburn. [3, 21B, 44, 156, 219, 253, 284, 299, 359, 552]

RAINFORD, Cpl. Herbert, 16018; b. Chorley, s. of Alice Rainford; birth registered Q1 1894; lived at 71 Eaves Lane, Chorley; e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (22). [3, 20, 21C, 219, 253, 284, 359, 396, 416]

RAINFORD, Cpl. Ralph, 15863; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and later to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 20, 21C, 219, 282, 359]

RALPH, Pte. Joseph James, 17929; b. 29th January 1887 at Accrington, s. of Joseph James Ralph and Rachel Ralph; marriage to Annie Jones registered Q1 1908 at Haslingden; lived at 21 Oswald Street, Accrington; e. between 28th and 31st December 1914; w. (shellshock) 19th-24th June; transferred to 3rd then to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 21st June 1918 (with 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); bd. St. Venant-Robecq Road Brit. Cem., Robecq. [2, 3, 4, 21E, 37, 49, 112, 284, 299, 359, 398]

RAMSBOTTOM, Pte. Albert, 17974; e. between 5th and 7th January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Military Foot Police as P13594. [21E, 263, 359, 396]

Ernest Ramsbottom RAMSBOTTOM, Pte. Ernest, 15825; b. Accrington, s. of Robert and Margaret Ann Ramsbottom; birth registered Q4 1883; marriage to Catherine A. Williams registered Q3 1912 at Haslingden; lived at 19 Hood Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; "Took part in the memorable charge 1st July 1916. On three occasions he was one of three left without injury."; k.i.a. (gas poisoning) 13th November 1917 (34); bd. Roclincourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21C, 37, 127, 147, 184, 221, 253, 284, 299, 359; enlisted 14th September 1914 according to 127]

Left: Ernest Ramsbottom. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th December 1917.

RAMSBOTTOM, Capt. James; b. 26th September 1885 at Accrington, s. of Hannibal Ramsbottom; aptd. 2/Lt. 17th September 1914; aptd. Lt. 5th May 1915; aptd. Capt. 20th June 1915; m. Ethel Tomlinson at Haslingden Wesleyan Chapel 21st October 1916; posted to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 8th November 1917; relinquished commission 1st September 1921. [8, 9, 21, 130, 131, 222]

RANDALL, Pte. Alfred George, 15826; b. 2nd September 1892 at Aylesbury, Bucks.; e. 22nd September 1914; suffered from nephritis (trench exposure) 29th September 1918, and returned to England 5th October 1918; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 30th October 1918; demob. 27th February 1919; lived at Horsendon, Princes Risborough, Bucks.; d. 7th March 1981. [3, 21B, 219, 250]

RATCLIFFE, Sgt. Fred, 16019 (pioneer); b. 30th August 1889 at Adlington, s. of George and Mary Ratcliffe; lived at 26 Chorley Road, Adlington; e. 24th September 1914; d. 1955. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 221, 284, 359]

RATCLIFFE, Pte. William, 15540; b. Chorley, s. of William and Beatrice Ratcliffe; lived at 101 Seymour Street, Chorley; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (22); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 112, 150, 284]

RAWCLIFFE, Pte. Felix, 15776; b. 17th January 1895 at Church, s. of Felix and Sarah Rawcliffe; bro. of 17936 Herbert Charles Rawcliffe; e. 21st September 1914; suffered from gas July 1916; returned to England (sickness) 4th September 1916; posted 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds 5th September 1916; posted Command Depot, Prescot 25th November 1916; posted 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 29th March 1917; transferred to No.3 Labour Coy., Devonshire Regt. 26th May 1917; transferred to Labour Corps and posted to 449th Agricultural Coy. as 275445 30th June 1917; posted to 582nd Agricultural Coy. 9th December 1918; demob. 12th February 1919; lived at 41 Lion Street, Church; d. 27th February 1960 at Accrington. [14, 21B, 47, 156, 262, 310, 552; 263 as RAWCLIFF]

Herbert Charles Rawcliffe RAWCLIFFE, Pte. Herbert Charles, 17936; b. 1893 at Church, s. of Felix and Sarah Rawcliffe; bro. of 15776 Felix Rawcliffe; lived at 41 Lion Street, Church; e. between 31st December 1914 and 4th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 110, 112, 359]

Left: Herbert Charles Rawcliffe. Photograph courtesy of Herbert's nephew, Herbert Charles Rawcliffe.
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John Rawcliffe RAWCLIFFE, Pte. John M.M., 15297; b. 12th July 1894 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Abraham and Lettice Rawcliffe; lived at 50 Mill Hill, Oswaldtwistle; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (21); transferred to 2nd/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 203530; M.M. gazetted 17th June 1917. [3, 21B, 43, 157, 284, 359, 371, 396, 496]

Left: John Rawcliffe. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th August 1916.

RAWCLIFFE, Pte. John, 15628; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 325381; lived at 60 Claret Street, Accrington. [21C, 44, 195, 263, 359, 396]

RAWCLIFFE, Pte. Riley, 15140; b. 19th June 1887 at Accrington, s. of Enoch and Jane Rawcliffe; marriage to Hilda Ellen Markham registered Q3 1908 at Haslingden; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 14 Bradshaw Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 49, 284, 299, 359, 375]

Thomas Welburn Rawcliffe M.C. RAWCLIFFE, Major Thomas Welburn M.C.; b. Birkenhead, s. of James Maudsley Rawcliffe and Adeline Rawcliffe; birth registered Q4 1893; aptd. 2/Lt. 17th September 1914; aptd. Lt. 20th June 1915; awarded M.C. for conspicuous gallantry on 1st July 1916 when commanding Stokes mortar team; transferred as Major in 1917 to United States as instructor/advisor to U.S. Army; lived at 318 Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 8, 9, 21B, 44, 253, 284]

Left: Thomas Welburn Rawcliffe M.C. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 30th September 1916.

RAWCLIFFE, Pte. William, 15838; b. 29th August 1885; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to 12th and later to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; embarked Devonport 6th June 1916, disembarking at Basra 5th July 1916; w. 30th April 1917; transferred to 2nd Garr. Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers as 57051 15th September 1917; demob. 16th November 1919; lived at 26 Augusta Street, Accrington. [21B, 47, 250, 497]

Ambrose Rawnsley RAWNSLEY, Pte. Ambrose, 17990; b. Accrington, s. of Fred and Mary Jane Rawnsley; birth registered Q1 1891; marriage to Norah Caine registered Q2 1914 at Haslingden; e. 8th or 9th January 1915; w. 15th June 1916; lived at 10 Manor Street, Accrington; transferred to 7th Bn. and later to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 2nd April 1918 (27); bd. Pargny Brit. Cem. [2, 3, 4, 37, 44, 116, 147, 156, 253, 299, 359, 398; 21E as ROWNSLEY, A.]

Left: Ambrose Rawnsley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

Henry Rayton RAYTON, Pte. Henry, 17966; b. 5th August 1890 at Great Harwood, s. of Robert and Jennette Rayton; lived at 15 Lewis Street, Great Harwood; e. 5th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 112, 223, 330, 359]

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

REISS, Major Edward Leopold; b. 20th January 1869 at Manchester, s. of James Edward Reiss and Jane Francis Reiss; marriage to Ethel Mary Firman registered Q1 1897 at St. George Hanover Square, London; aptd. Capt., 6th Dragoon Guards 4th March 1897; aptd. to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 9th November 1915. [10, 51, 67, 221, 246, 299, 552]

RENSHAW, Sgt. William Arnold, 27321; e. into 12th (Sheffield) Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. 11th September 1914 (23) as 756; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10965; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 15th July 1916; aptd. A/Cpl. 26th August 1916; aptd. A/Sgt. 9th October 1916 (confirmed on 18th December 1916); dis. to a temporary commission as 2/Lt. in Northumberland Fusiliers 31st July 1917. [3, 7, 113, 120, 355]

Jim Renton RENTON, L/Sgt. James (Jim), 20907; b. 1894 at Altham; bro. of 15339 Richard Renton; lived at 55 Union Street, Accrington; e. and posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st May 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th October 1915; w. (shrapnel, right thigh) 29th/30th April 1916 (22) and returned to U.K.; posted to Depot 6th May 1916, to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 30th June 1916 and to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 1st November 1916 as 35401; posted back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining battalion in France 30th November 1916; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 9th October 1917; pmtd. Cpl. and paid L/Sgt. 1st May 1918; demob. 14th January 1919. [44, 158, 284, 355, 366, 373]

Left: Jim Renton. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 16th May 1916.

RENTON, L/Cpl. Richard, 15339; b. Accrington; birth registered Q2 1890; bro. of 20907 Jim Renton; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 55 Union Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 115, 253, 284, 359, 375, 396]

David Richardson RICHARDSON, Sgt. David, 18059; b. 19th November 1889 at Accrington, s. of William Henry Richardson and Nancy Alice Richardson; marriage to Annie Kenyon registered Q1 1911 at Haslingden; e. between 21st and 26th January 1915; lived at 12 Annie Street, Accrington; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., and later to Devonshire Regt. as 74733. [3, 21E, 44, 49, 284, 299, 359, 405]

Left: David Richardson. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 9th January 1917.

RICHARDSON, Pte. Joseph Ellis, 15665; b. Chorley, s. of William and Louisa Richardson; birth registered Q4 1890; lived at 32 Spendmore Lane, Coppull; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 12th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 44653 16th October 1916; dis. (chronic nephritis) 20th September 1917. [21C, 253, 284, 355]

RICKMAN, Lt. Col. Arthur Wilmot D.S.O and bar; b. 25th September 1874 at Leicester, s. of Lieut-Gen. William Rickman; aptd. 2/Lt. 2nd Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers 26th May 1897; served in South African Campaign 1899-1902; aptd. Lt. 12th December 1899; aptd. Capt. 22nd April 1901; m. (1) Florence Maud Mildred Cammell 19th March 1903 at Knightsbridge; aptd. Major 1905; transferred to Special Reserve 19th June 1909; aptd. to command 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 1st March 1915; m. (2) Muriel Joicey Fulton 16th May 1916 at London; w. 1st July 1916; w. 11th November 1917 at Vimy Ridge; d. in accident 16th October 1925 (51); bd. St. Michael & All Angels Churchyard, Coombe Bissett. [3, 4, 16, 51, 59, 80, 146, 406]

RICKARD, Pte. Harry, 15998; b. Rishton, s. of Thomas H. Rickard and Sophia Rickard; birth registered Q1 1893; lived at 104 Richmond Hill Street, Accrington; e. 24th September 1914; dis. (medically unfit) 14th November 1914. [253, 284, 355]

RICKARD, Pte. John, 20976; claimed birth date of 21st March 1877; lived at Grey Horse, Whalley Road, Accrington; e. 21st June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn. as 48109) 3rd September 1915; dis. (sickness) 8th May 1917. [284, 314, 355, 579]

RIDGE, Cpl. William Henry, 15752; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 219, 359, 398]

RIDING, Pte. William, 15943; b. 1889/90 at Accrington, s. of Robert and Jane Riding; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; lived at 14 Owen Street, Accrington. [3, 21B, 44, 221, 284, 359, 375, 396]

RIGBY, Pte. Ernest, 15864; b. 16th February 1893 at Chorley, s. of John and Elizabeth Rigby; lived at 48 Devonshire Road, Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (23); dis. (wounds) 5th October 1917 (24). [3, 21C, 38, 219, 284, 314, 396, 416, 552]

RIGBY, Cpl. Francis, 22092; e. 25th June 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10798. [263, 359, 579]

Henry Rigby RIGBY, Pte. Henry, 17940; b. Church; e. 4th January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (20); transferred to 3rd, 8th, 3rd, 8th, 11th, 3rd and then to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 45 Lion Street, Church; d.o.w. 19th August 1918; bd. Thiennes Brit. Cem. [2, 3, 4, 12, 21E, 37, 44, 112, 116, 282, 359]

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

James Rigby M.M. RIGBY, Sgt. James M.M., 15587; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; M.M. awarded for the bombing entirely "on his own" of three German snipers in No Man's Land; lived at 42 Walmsley Street, Church. [3, 21A, 44, 219, 359, 396, 498]

Left: James Rigby M.M. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 30th December 1916.

Robert Worthington Rigby RIGBY, Pte. Robert Worthington, 15629; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (29); dis. (wounds) 7th July 1917. [3, 21B, 121, 150, 198, 396]

Left: Robert Worthington Rigby. Photograph courtesy of Andrea Manders.
Full photograph

RIGBY, Lt. William Geoffrey Morris; b. 16th October 1895 at Chorley, s. of John William Rigby and Maude Gillibrand Rigby; aptd. 2/Lt. 2nd October 1914; aptd. Lt. 20th June 1915; posted to 69th Machine Gun Company 22nd May 1916; d. 7th July 1916 (20) of wounds sustained on the previous day; bd. Heilly Station Cem., Mericourt-L'Abbe. [8, 9, 21C, 37, 153]

Albert Rigg RIGG, Pte. Albert, 15038; b. Castleton, Manchester, s. of William and Mary Rigg; bapt. 19th July 1896 at St. Martin's Church, Castleton Moor; lived at 43 Eagle Street, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 112, 284, 359, 499]

Left: Albert Rigg. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 23rd September 1916.

Arthur Riley RILEY, Pte. Arthur, 20972; b. Accrington, s. of John Thomas Riley and Alice Ann Riley; lived at 65 Eagle Street, Accrington; e. between 14th and 16th June 1915; d. of shrapnel wounds 30th April 1916 (24); bd. Beauval Comm. Cem. [2, 4, 37, 119, 158, 161, 284, 359, 579]

Left: Arthur Riley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 6th May 1916.

RILEY, Pte. Edward William, 18068; b. Blackburn, s. of Thomas Burdett Riley and Emma Elizabeth Riley; birth registered Q3 1898; lived at 50 Devonshire Street, Accrington; e. 26th January 1915; dis. 28th May 1915. [21E, 250, 253, 284]

RILEY, Pte. Ellis, 22093; b. 2nd June 1876 at Accrington, s. of James and Margaret Riley; m. Margaret Todd 22nd November 1899 at Sacred Heart Church, Accrington; lived at 15 Plantation Street, Accrington; e. 25th or 26th June 1915; dis. (wounds) 22nd May 1918. [49, 284, 314, 359, 552, 579, 600]

Ernest Riley RILEY, Pte. Ernest, 15586; b. Church, s. of George and Ann Sunter Riley; lived at 40 Canal Street, Church; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (24); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 112, 284, 359]

Left: Ernest Riley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 19th August 1916.

RILEY, Pte. Harry, 17978; b. 1887 at Accrington; m. Elizabeth Riding 1st August 1908 at Christ Church, Accrington; lived at 8 Walton Street, Altham; e. 7th January 1915; hospitalized in England March 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 9th July 1917; transferred to Labour Corps 14th September 1917 as 384195; posted 1st August 1918 to 704th Labour Coy.; demob. 21st March 1919; lived at 3 Mill Street, Clayton-le-Moors. [21E, 44, 263, 284, 355]

RILEY, Capt. Henry Davison; b. 22nd February 1881 at Preston, s. of William John and Annie Eliza Riley; lived at Hawks House, Brierfield; aptd. Lt. 17th September 1914; aptd. Capt. 20th March 1915; k.i.a. leading Fourth Wave of attack, 1st July 1916 (35); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [3, 4, 8, 9, 21D, 29, 51, 156, 206, 207, 208, 217]

John William Riley RILEY, Pte. John William, 17854; b. 1st September 1896 at Church, s. of John William Riley and Mary Annie Riley; bro. of 17840 Joseph Riley; e. 11th December 1914; lived at 28 Commercial Street, Church; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 8th May 1918. [3, 21E, 156, 219, 314, 332, 334, 396]

Left: John William Riley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 26th August 1916.

Joseph Riley RILEY, Pte. Joseph, 17840; b. 8th June 1893 at Church, s. of John William Riley and Mary Annie Riley; bro. of 17854 John William Riley; marriage to Ruth Stokes registered Q3 1913 at Blackburn; lived at 33 Ernest Street, Church; e. 8th or 9th December 1914; d. 1st July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [3, 21E, 37, 49, 112, 156, 299, 334, 359]

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

RILEY, Pte. Joseph Edward, 15251; b. 16th June 1897 at Huncoat, s. of Samuel James Riley and Daisy Edith Riley; lived at 2 Porter Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; dis. 11th March 1915. [21A, 250, 284, 332]

RILEY, Pte. Patrick, 15310; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to 7th and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 72 Lower Barnes Street, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 21B, 44, 359, 375]

RILEY, Pte. Rawcliffe, 15140; see RAWCLIFFE, Pte. Riley.

RILEY, Pte. Robert, 16021; b. 1872 at Chorley, s. of Isaac and Elizabeth Riley; e. into King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 6th August 1890, joining 1st Bn. as Pte., 3020 18th November 1890; joined 2nd Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 22nd January 1892; posted to Depot 1st October 1896; transferred to Army Reserve 6th August 1897; recalled to Army Service 13th January 1899; served in Anglo-Boer War gaining Queen's South Africa Medal with five clasps (Orange Free State, Transvaal, Tugela Heights, Relief of Ladysmith and Laing's Nek) and King's South Africa Medal with two clasps (South Africa 1901, South Africa 1902); dis. 5th August 1902; marriage to Hannah Isabella Codling registered Q3 1908 at Chorley; lived at 5 Alker Street, Chorley; e. Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 24th September 1914; transferred to 75th Training Reserve Bn. as 48111; d. of pneumonia 16th November 1916 (44); bd. Chorley Cem. [3, 4, 20, 21C, 150, 284, 299, 347]

RILEY, Sgt. Thomas, 15666; b. 24th May 1880 at Tyldesley, s. of James and Eleanor Riley; m. Jane Ann Kershaw 12th August 1905 at St. George's Church, Chorley; lived at 7 Norris Street, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; pmtd. Cpl. 9th October 1914; aptd. paid L/Sgt. 12th March 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; pmtd. Sgt. 16th February 1916; posted back to 11th Bn. 26th May 1916; transferred to 792nd Coy., Labour Corps 10th September 1917 as 399261; dis. (sickness) 9th April 1918 (37); lived at 22 Colliery Street, Chorley. [20, 21C, 156, 263, 284, 299, 314, 352, 355, 416, 552]

Willie Riley RILEY, Pte. Willie, 15731; b. Burnley, s. of James William Riley and Mary Jane Riley; lived at 35 Swainbank Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 147, 201, 217, 284, 359]

Left: Willie Riley. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 28th April 1917, courtesy of Mike Harwood and Denis Otter.

RIMMER, Pte. James, 15541; b. 4th June 1870 at Chorley, s. of Peter and Alice Rimmer; m. Mary Ellen Robinson 2nd May 1896 at St. Laurence's Church, Chorley; lived at 2 Springs Road, Chorley; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Royal Army Medical Corps as 130022. [3, 20, 21C, 164, 284, 359, 396, 493, 522, 559]

Oliver Rimmer RIMMER, Cpl. Oliver, 15397; b. 1879/80 at Colne, s. of Walter and Margaret Rimmer; marriage to Isabella Alice A. Williamson registered Q3 1901 at Lancaster; lived at 11 Quarry Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 17th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (36); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 51, 129, 284, 359]

Left: Oliver Rimmer. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st August 1916.

Edward Rishton RISHTON, Pte. Edward, 22141; b. Accrington, s. of Richard and Catherine Rishton; birth registered Q2 1885; marriage to Frances Kirkwood registered Q2 1908 at Haslingden; lived at 81 Spencer Street, Accrington; e. 12th August 1915; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. before returning to 11th Bn.; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 11th April 1917; comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 37, 129, 150, 221, 253, 284, 299, 359, 396, 579]

Left: Edward Rishton. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 22nd July 1916.

RITCHIE, 2/Lt. Ernest Edgar; b. 31st August 1885 at Cawnpore, India; m. (1) Sarah Taylor, registered Q2 1902 at Rochdale; e. 29th April 1915 as Pte. 3427, Inns of Court OTC; aptd. 2/Lt. Army Cyclist Corps 15th July 1915; w. 1st July 1916 with 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; relinquished commission owing to wounds 20th June 1917; m. (2) Frances Muriel Topp 10th November 1919 at St. Peter's Church, Burnley. [9, 12, 30, 299, 333, 414]

Albert Edward Ritchings RITCHINGS, Pte. Albert Edward M.M., 17866; b. 19th December 1894, s. of William Henry and Florence Ritchings: bro. of 17865 William Henry Ritchings; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; lived at 54 Lime Street, Accrington; award of M.M. gazetted 14th May 1919. [3, 21E, 38, 44, 219, 359, 552]

Left: Albert Edward Ritchings. Photograph courtesy of Phil Brooks.

William Henry Ritchings RITCHINGS, Pte. William Henry, 17865; birth registered Q4 1891; s. of William Henry and Florence Ritchings: bro. of 17866 Albert Edward Ritchings; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; lived at 54 Lime Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 359]

Left: William Henry Ritchings. Photograph courtesy of Phil Brooks.

[full photograph of the Ritchings brothers]

Fred Roberts ROBERTS, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 24175; b. 8th February 1894 at Blackburn, s. of Thomas and Ellen Roberts; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 22nd June 1916 (22); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 37, 112, 150, 300]

Left: Fred Roberts. Photograph from the Blackburn Times of 8th July 1916.

ROBERTS, Pte. Howell, 17871; b. 1886 at Bodfari, Denbighshire, s. of William H. Roberts and Barbara Roberts; m. Elah May Irving 2nd January 1910 at All Souls Church, Netherton; lived at 45 Pendle Street, Accrington; e. 14th December 1914; dis. 17th September 1915 (sickness). [21E, 47, 156, 250, 263, 284, 314]

ROBERTS, Pte. J., 17956; e. 4th or 5th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

James Henry Roberts ROBERTS, Sgt. James Henry, 15184; b. Holmes Chapel, Burnley, s. of George Roberts; husband of Mary Jane Roberts; lived at 30 Crowther Street, Burnley; e. 15th September 1914; w. 1st July 1916; returned to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35439; k.i.a. 8th March 1917 (39); bd. Auchonvillers Mil. Cem. [2, 3, 37, 147, 200, 217, 288, 396; 21D as ROBERTS, J. W.]

Left: James Henry Roberts. Photograph courtesy of James' grand-daughter, Sylvia Hopwood.

ROBERTS, Cpl. Peter, 16020; e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 62384. [3, 20, 21C, 47, 263, 359, 396]

ROBERTS, Capt. John (Jack) William Nelson R.A.M.C.; aptd. Lt. 19th April 1915; aptd. Capt. 19th April 1916; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 4th Bn., South Wales Borderers; d. 27th September 1960 (79) at Bangor. [private correspondence, 310]

ROBERTS, Capt. Walter Roughley; b. 19th July 1884 at Prestwich, s. of Benjamin Roughley Roberts and Alice Mary Roberts; aptd. Lt. 17th September 1914; aptd. Capt. 20th June 1915; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 12th November 1915 and later to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; demob. October 1919; lived at "The Nook", Gaskell Road, Altrincham. [8, 9, 10, 21, 170, 263, 284, 335]

ROBERTSON, Pte. Walter, 22147; e. between 17th and 31st August 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 18th February 1916 as 10766. [263, 355, 359, 579]

ROBINS, Pte. Albert, 15904; b. Burnley, s. of George and Sarah Ann Robins; birth registered Q3 1897; lived at 17 Cross Gun Alley, Burnley; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; d.o.w. 26th August 1917 (20) as Gunner 95419, Tank Corps; bd. Burnley Cem. [3, 21D, 37, 38, 164, 217, 253, 284, 359, 396]

Arthur Robinson ROBINSON, Pte. Arthur, 15997; b. 5th November 1898 at Accrington, bro. of 15252 John William Robinson; e. 24th September 1914 (15); w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 1/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., twice wounded; d. in accident 1939. [3, 12, 21B, 39, 69, 219, 359, 396]

Left: Arthur Robinson. Photograph courtesy of Robert and Tony Robinson.

ROBINSON, Pte. James, 15667; e. 21st September 1914; w. 22nd July 1916; w. 27th June 1917; dis. (wounds) 17th June 1918 (28). [3, 20, 21C, 47, 150, 219, 314]

ROBINSON, Pte. John Thomas, 24162; b. 1894; lived at 17 King's Bridge Street, Blackburn; e. 11th December 1915; mobilized 28th January 1916 and posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 29th January 1916; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France 11th April 1916, joining battalion 13th May 1916; w. 1st July 1916 and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October 1916 and back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France 28th November 1916, joining battalion on 30th November 1916; posted to Headquarters XIII Corps, Headquarters 92nd Infantry Bde. and Headquarters 31st Division; dis. from 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 24th April 1919 as 35449; lived at 6 Stephen Street, Mill Hill, Blackburn. [282, 355, 373]

John William Robinson ROBINSON, Pte. John William, 15252; bro. of 15997 Arthur Robinson; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (22); dis. (wounds) 21st September 1917 (22). [3, 12, 21A, 39, 113, 314, 396]

Left: John William Robinson. Photograph courtesy of Robert and Tony Robinson.

Joseph Robinson ROBINSON, Pte. Joseph, 15963; e. 23rd September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 359]

Left: Joseph Robinson. Photograph courtesy of Joseph's granddaughter, Norma Gillett, and the Chorley Pals Memorial Trust.

ROBINSON, Pte. Joseph, 27309 (formerly 1024 East Yorks. Regt. and 10152 Army Cycl. Corps); w. 1st-5th July 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35457; transferred to Royal Engineers 2nd May 1918 as 338686 (later WR/205256). [7, 104, 263, 355, 396]

ROBINSON, Lt. Noël Cameron; b. 21st December 1896; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd April 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 4th December 1915; left 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 12th August 1916 suffering from asthma; demobilised from 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt; British Vice Consul in Rio de Janeiro 1936. [9, 10, 98]

ROBINSON, Sgt. Sydney, 27272; b. 1893, s. of George Robinson; lived at Mill Cottages, Sutton-on-Hull; e. into 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. 23rd November 1914; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10484; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 18th October 1916; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 18th February 1917; aptd. A/Sgt. 26th March 1917; demob. 16th March 1919. [3, 7, 355, 375]

ROBINSON, Pte. Thomas, 15449; b. Eccleston, s. of James and Annie Robinson; lived at The Green, Eccleston; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (28); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 112, 150, 284, 359]

ROBINSON, Pte. Thomas, 22084; b. 7th November 1890 at Blackburn, s. of Henry and Charlotte Robinson; lived at 7 Mount St. James, Knuzden, Oswaldtwistle; e. 24th June 1915; w. 19th-24th June 1916; k.i.a. 1st September 1917 (26); bd. La Targette Brit. Cem., Neuville-St. Vaast. [2, 37, 129, 156, 284, 359, 398, 404, 579]

Willie Robinson ROBINSON, Pte. William (Willie), 15103; b. Brierfield, s. of Robert and Alice Robinson; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 17 Albert Street, Clayton-le-Moors; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 44, 112, 284, 359]

Left: Willie Robinson. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th August 1916.

ROBINSON, Pte. William, 24651; w. 1st-5th July 1916; also served with 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [281, 375]

RODEN, L/Cpl. John, 15668; b. 27th January 1894, s. of Charles Salisbury Roden and Helen Roden; e. 21st September 1914 at Chorley; w. 1st-5th July 1916; returned to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 19th December 1916 as 35450; aptd. L/Cpl. 23rd May 1917; w. by gas September 1917; dis. (bronchitis caused on active service in France) 22nd May 1918; d. 1968 (74). [3, 20, 21C, 114, 118, 120, 150, 282, 314]

RODWELL, A/Cpl. Harry, 27294 (formerly 549, 18th (2nd Bradford) Bn., West Yorks. Regt. and 10110 Army Cyclist Corps); b. Bradford, Yorks., s. of Robert and Jane Rodwell of Bradford; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (24); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 112]

Albert Edward Rogers ROGERS, Cpl. Albert Edward, 17980; b. 30th October 1889 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Frank and Ann Rogers; lived at 105 Barnes Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 7th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (26); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 112, 221, 284, 352, 359]

Left: Albert Edward Rogers. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th August 1916.

ROGERS, Pte. Frederick Ernest, 27323; b. 1894; e. into 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. 21st November 1914 as 647; transferred to 31st Divisional Cyclist Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10482; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; attd. 94th Light Trench Mortar Battery as Carrier 17th June 1916, rejoining unit in July 1916; attd. 94th Light Trench Mortar Battery for training before being transferred in July 1917; wounded by gas; rejoined 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in March/April 1918; w. 28th September 1918; demob. 21st March 1919; lived at 4 Old Carlton Terrace, Carlton Street, Hull. [3, 7, 355, 375]

Seth Rollins ROLLINS, Pte. Seth, 15964; b. 5th July 1895 at Chorley, s. of Joseph William and Alice Rollins; lived at 9 Darlington Street, Coppull; e. 23rd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (20); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 147, 284, 357, 359]

Left: Seth Rollins. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

RONAN, Edward; see NICKSON, L/Sgt. Edward, 15334.

ROSCOE, Pte. James, 15669; b. 29th November 1894 at Chorley, s. of John and Mary Ellen Roscoe; lived at 41 Geoffrey Street, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; w. (shellshock) 16th-24th July and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 28th April 1917; transferred to 2nd/5th Bn., Norfolk Regt. 30th May 1917 as 28708; posted to 4th (Reserve) Bn., Norfolk Regt. 23rd February 1918; dis. 27th February 1919; lived at 12 Portland Street, Chorley. [20, 21C, 150, 263, 283, 355]

ROSS, Major Raymond St. George; b. 22nd January 1864 at Manchester, s. of Alexander Glenara Ross and Alice Ross; m. Nellie Josephine Barnes 14th June 1887; Somerset Yeomanry 1887-8; commissioned 6th July 1889; 2nd V.B. Somerset Regt. 1889-90; 2nd V.B. Worcs. Regt. 1890-6; aptd. Lt. 1890 & Capt. 1893; lived at Rose Hill, Burnley; aptd. Capt. Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 10th/11th September 1914; aptd. Major 15th/16th January 1915; aptd. Divisional Anti-Gas Officer, 31st Div., April 1916; sent to England suffering from over fatigue and slight neurasthenia 6th July 1916; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd September 1916; demobilized 29th April 1919; Burnley Borough Analyst and Chemist; d. 25th May 1944 (80) at Hoylake. [3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 21D, 77, 85, 88, 284]

ROSTRON, Pte. Joseph, 15965; b. Chorley, s. of Thomas and Alice Rostron; lived at 16 William Street, Chorley; e. 23rd September 1914; dis. (wounds) 27th January 1919 (27). [3, 21C, 219, 284, 314]

ROSTRON, Pte. W. [52]

ROTHWELL, Pte. Joseph, 18056; b. 8th January 1889; m. Elizabeth Ellen Booth 30th July 1912 at Parish Church, Oswaldtwistle; lived at 7 Ash Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 21st January 1915; dis. 6th May 1915. [21E, 250, 552]

ROUTH, Pte. Harry, 15753; b. 25th June 1896 at Burnley, s. of Arthur Routh; lived at 19 Scotts Terrace, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 19th June 1916. [3, 21D, 194, 284, 359, 398]

ROUTH, Pte. Herbert, 16044; e. 24th September 1914; w. 19th-24th June 1916; lived at 30 Lyndhurst Road, Burnley. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 359, 398]

ROWELL, Pte. F. [21B]

ROWNTREE, L/Cpl. Joseph Higginson, 15290; b. 6th October 1892 at Blackburn, s. of John Thomas Rowntree and Margaret Rowntree; lived at 19 Dukes Brow, Blackburn; e. 16th September 1914; w. 19th-24th June 1916; dis. (wounds) 26th July 1917. [3, 21D, 113, 284, 314, 398, 552]

RULE, L/Cpl. John Ernest, 27278 (formerly 10312, Army Cycl. Corps); b. Beverley, Yorks., s. of Samuel and Emma Rule; k.i.a. 4th August 1916 (attd. Manchester Regt.) (28); comm. Loos Memorial. [2, 4, 7, 37, 106, 147, 221]

RUSHTON, Pte. J. [21B]

Joseph Rushton RUSHTON, Pte. Joseph, 15921; b. Clayton-le-Moors, s. of William and Ellen Rushton; lived at 50 Commercial Road, Great Harwood; e. 22nd September 1914; d.o.w. 8th October 1917 (20); bd. St. Sever Cem. Ext., Rouen. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 147, 223, 359]

Left: Joseph Rushton. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 23rd October 1917.

RUSSELL, Pte. John, 15088; b. Caldercruix, Scotland, s. of John and Mary Russell; lived at 29 Chapel Street, Rishton; e. 14th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (24); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21B, 112, 284, 359]

RUSSELL, Pte. John Henry, 15373; e. 17th September 1914; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 4 Ward Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 217, 359, 375]

RUST, Pte. Harry, 20937; b. 18th January 1898 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Walter and Sarah Rust; bro. of 15212 Walter Rust; lived at 261 Dill Hall Lane, Church; e. 2nd June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Res. Bn. as 3/48106) 3rd September 1915; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 12th February 1916; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 16th February 1916; transferred to Signal School, R.G.A. as Gunner, 146341 18th or 19th December 1916; posted to B.E.F. 8th March 1917 and to H.Q., 78th H.A.G. 26th March 1917; transferred to Royal Engineers as Pioneer, 253439 1st May 1917; remustered as Sapper 21st July 1917; demob. 6th March 1919. [262, 263, 284, 338, 579]

RUST, Pte. Walter, 15212; b. 1st May 1896 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Walter and Sarah Rust; bro. of 20937 Harry Rust; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to Manchester Regt. as 38267, Royal Welsh Fusiliers as 64280 and Royal Engineers as 356841; dis. (sickness) 13th July 1918. [21B, 263, 284, 314, 338]

RUTTLE, Capt. John Henry (Jack); b. 14th May 1882 at Accrington, s. of Robert Benson Michael Ruttle and Hannah Mary Ruttle; e. 16th October 1914 as Pte. 16073; aptd. A/Cpl. 1st November 1914; aptd. 2/Lt. 7th December 1914; aptd. Lt. 5th May 1915; hospitalised with pneumonia June 1916; transferred to Chinese Labour Corps; demobilized with rank of Captain, 6th March 1920; husband of Mary Masterton Ruttle; lived at 5 Rishton Road, Clayton-le-Moors; d. 13th December 1946. [3, 8, 9, 21E, 44, 48, 49, 156, 310]

RYAN, Pte. Frederick, 15577; b. 1871 at Burnley; m. Mary Ann Seddon 11th July 1891 at St. Matthew's Church, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; w. 31st October 1916 and returned to England 8th November 1916; demob. from 2nd (Res.) Bn., Royal Guernsey Light Infantry (2300) 12th February 1919; lived at 11 Harold Street, Burnley. [21D, 164, 217, 250, 500]

RYAN, Cpl. Martin, 15141; b. Cappamore, Ireland, s. of James Ryan; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to 9th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as 94339; k.i.a. 30th September 1918; bd. Moeuvres Comm. Cem. Ext. [21A, 37, 38, 359, 377]

RYAN, W.O. II Thomas Whittaker, 18070; e. between 26th and 28th January 1915; lived at 32 Warner Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 359, 375]

RYDEHEARD, Pte. Robert, 20987; b. Great Harwood, s. of Thomas and Mary Rydeheard; birth registered Q3 1862; lived at 1 Bank Street, Haslingden; e. (over-age) 22nd June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; dis. (sickness) 16th June 1916. [51, 67, 253, 314, 355, 579]

RYDEN, Lt. Leonard; b. 29th January 1892 at Clayton-le-Dale; e. 14th September 1914 at Blackburn as Pte. 15056 Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. L/Cpl. 12th October 1914; aptd. Sgt. 2nd January 1915; aptd. 2/Lt. 18th January 1915; aptd. Lt. 5th May 1915; w. through lung 1st July 1916; posted to 3rd Bn. and later to Labour Corps with rank of A/Capt. from 16th March 1918 to 6th July 1918; demobilized from 11th Bn., South Lancs. Regt. 8th February 1919; weapons instructor to Home Guard and Sergeant with Special Constabulary during Second World War; d. July 1977 (85) at 8 Vicarage Lane, Wilpshire. [9, 12, 21D, 142, 267]

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