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

SALT, Cpl. Henry, 15670; b. 1891 at Wigan; m. Annie Bain 11th April 1914 at Withnell; lived at Broadwood Cottage, Withnell; e. 21st September 1914; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn. as Cpl., 48122) 3rd September 1915; transferred to The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 24th December 1916 and posted to 11th Bn. in France as Cpl., 32604; posted to 7th Bn., The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 27th January 1917; wounded in action, and hospitalised in England August 1917; dis. 14th December 1917. [52, 262, 263, 314; 21C as SAULT, H.]

SANDERS, L/Cpl. George, 27254 (formerly 106 11th (2nd Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10074 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Hull, s. of Mr. and Mrs. George Sanders; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (28); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 147]

SANT, L/Cpl. Albert Edwin, 15142; b. 17th January 1887 at Wellington, Shropshire, s. of William and Alice Sant; m. Sarah Ann Dickinson 10th February 1910 at Accrington; lived at 50 Charter Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914 (previously served with 3rd Bty., East Lancs. R.F.A.); pmtd. L/Cpl. 3rd October 1914; dis. 11th March 1915. [21A, 250, 258, 284, 552]

SARSFIELD, Cpl. Thomas, 17835; e. 8th December 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10797. [21E, 164, 359]

SAUNDERS, Sgt. James, 16022; b. 5th August 1887 at Wrightington; s. of James and Alice Saunders; bro. of 15966 Leonard Saunders; lived at 9 Ingleborough View, Withnell; e. 24th September 1914; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 27th July 1915; m. Elizabeth Ellen Edwards 10th October 1915 at Llanbeblig Church, Caernarvon; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 15th July 1916; hospitalised in England September 1916; posted to 47th Training Reserve Bn. 16th November 1916; transferred to Tank Corps 25th February 1917 as 95415; pmtd. Cpl. 19th March 1917; returned to B.E.F. 21st August 1917 to 14th December 1917; hospitalised in England (severe P.U.O.) December 1917; returned to B.E.F. 15th May 1918 and posted to Reinforcement Depot 17th May 1918; posted to School of Gunnery 26th October 1918; aptd. unpaid A/Sgt. 18th November 1918; pmtd. Sgt. and aptd. Sgt. Instructor 5th December 1918; demob. 22nd February 1919. [20, 21C, 150, 164, 221, 284, 355, 552]

[photograph of James and Leonard Saunders]

SAUNDERS, L/Cpl. Leonard, 15966; b. 1889 at Horwich, s. of James and Alice Saunders; bro. of 16022 James Saunders; lived at 9 Ingleborough View, Withnell; e. 23rd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (27); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21C, 37, 129, 150, 221, 284, 359, 377]

SAXON, Pte. William, 17961; b. Hayfield, Derbyshire, s. of Samuel and Catherine Saxon; birth registered Q3 1880; married 1902/3 to Hannah; e. 5th January 1915; dis. (rheumatism); re-enlisted and posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 26942; w. before contracting trench fever in 1917; lived at 134 Avenue Parade, Accrington. [21E, 44, 45, 156, 159, 219, 253, 284, 359]

SAYER, Cpl. Frederick (Fred), 15971; b. 4th July 1897 at Burnley, s. of James and Mary Helen Sayer; lived at 19 Holme Street, Burnley; e. 23rd September 1914; served in France from 10th March 1916 to 12th February 1917; hospitalised in England; transferred as L/Cpl., 250823 to Labour Corps 4th July 1917; returned to France 14th September 1917, and posted to 84 Coy., Chinese Labour Corps 15th September 1917; pmtd. Cpl. 1st May 1918; demob. 13th July 1919; d. 9th January 1989 (91). [3, 21D, 34, 164, 171, 217, 284, 355]

SCHOFIELD, Cpl. James Hartley, 15754; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 422805; lived at 16 Sandhurst Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 150, 164, 217, 359, 396]

SCHOLES, Pte. Herbert, 15144; b. 7th January 1895 at Carleton, Poulton-le-Fylde, s. of William and Ellen Scholes; lived at 3 Maden Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 561774; dis. (wounds) 22nd February 1919; marriage to Audrey S. Wilkinson registered Q3 1922 at Haslingden. [21A, 263, 284, 299, 314, 552]

SCHOLES, Pte. James Albert, 17893; e. 16th or 17th December 1914; w. June 1916; served later with 8th and 1/5th Bns., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21E, 150, 219, 359]

SCOTT, Pte. Robert Jennings, 15631; b. 1888 at Guernsey; marriage to Rachel Britcliffe registered Q3 1910 at Haslingden; e. 21st September 1914; w. 27th May 1916; returned to England 25th August 1916; posted overseas to join 1st Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regt.) as G/66652 on 28th March 1918, transferring almost immediately on 29th March 1918 to 14th Bn., London Regt. (London Scottish) as S/41963; d. October 1890 at Chilliwack, British Columbia. [21B, 150, 284, 299, 359, 504, 505]

SCOTT, Pte. Sylvester, 16023; b. 1888/9 at Chorley, s. of George and Jane Scott; bapt. as Silvester Scott, 2nd May 1889 at St. Peter's Church, Chorley; lived at 13 Long Row, Botany, Chorley; e. 24th September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 284, 359, 501]

Frederick William Secker SECKER, Cpl. Frederick William, 15422; b. Accrington, s. of Fred and Anne Secker; birth registered Q1 1896; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 48 Marlborough Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 253, 284, 359, 375]

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

George Sedman SEDMAN, Pte. George, 20940; b. 11th September 1896 at Barrowford, s. of William and Jane Ann Grace Sedman; lived at 6 Calder View, Barrowford; e. 3rd June 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916 and hospitalised in England; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 23rd November 1916; dis. (sickness) 18th May 1917. [219, 284, 314, 355, 396, 579, 582]

Left: George Sedman. Photograph courtesy of Tony Walker.

SEED, Pte. A., 17856; e. 12th or 14th December 1914. [21E, 45, 359]

Alan Seed SEED, Pte. Alan, 15944; b. Church; birth registered Q3 1897; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 27th May 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 191228; lived at 55 Dill Hall Lane, Church. [21B, 44, 150, 253, 263, 284, 359]

Left: Alan Seed. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 10th June 1916.

SELBY, Pte. George Ephraim, 27273; s. of George Ephraim Selby and Tamar Selby; birth registered Q1 1892 at Sculcoates; lived at 48 Caroline Place, Hull; e. into 10th (1st Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. 6th September 1914 as 869; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10080; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; w. 27th April 1918. [3, 7, 284, 355, 375]

SEYMOUR, L/Cpl. John A., 15143; b. 1894 at Ormskirk, s. of Thomas Henry Seymour of 8 Oswald Street, Church; e. 15th September 1914 (previously served with Territorials and 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); aptd. L/Cpl. 3rd October 1914; dis. (sickness) 18th December 1914. [21D, 250, 314]

SHACKLETON, A/Cpl. David Hedley, 15471; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to 23rd (Works) Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as 45713; dis. (sickness) 29th March 1917. [Full name, service number and record not proven, but surmised from 1911 Census, Medal Rolls Index Cards and by number analysis.] [21D as SHACKLETON, Pte. D. H., 263, 279, 284]

SHADLOCK, Pte. Ingham, 20980; b. 31st March 1868 at Rawtenstall, s. of John and Ellen Shadlock; m. Ellen Foster 5th August 1893 at St. John's Church, Accrington; lived at 28 Manor Street, Accrington; e. 22nd June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn. as 48278) 3rd September 1915; transferred to 2nd (Garrison) Bn., Manchester Regt. 21st October 1916 as 39466; dis. (sickness) 4th December 1916; d. 6th September 1955. [67, 310, 314, 355, 552, 579, 583]

SHARP, Sgt. Edward, 7436 and 15671; b. June 1876 at Liverpool; e. 28th September 1895 as Pte., 4819 South Lancs. Regt.; m. Mary Elizabeth Sandham December 1898 at Preston; served in South Africa 1899-1902; lived at 108 Clifford Street, Chorley; e. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and aptd. Cpl. 21st September 1914; pmtd. Sgt. 29th October 1914; attached for munitions duty 31st August 1915 to 27th June 1917, then transferred to Tank Corps as 109523 on 20th July 1917; dis. 31st March 1920; d. 3rd January 1952. [21C, 150, 250]

William Sharpe SHARPE, Pte. William, 15908; b. Burnley, s. of William Sharpe; lived at 74 Helena Street, Burnley; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (21); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps; "first playing member of Burnley Cricket Club to sacrifice his life for his country." [2, 4, 37, 129, 203, 213, 217, 284, 359; 21D as SHARP, W.]

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

Edward Sharples

SHARPLES, L/Cpl. Edward, 15039; e. 14th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (27); later served with 1st and 2/4th Bns., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 12, 21A, 116, 219, 359, 396]

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

SHARPLES, Pte. John, 15146; e. 15th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 23rd August 1917. [21A, 263]

SHARPLES, Pte. John, 15359; b. 1893 at Blackburn, s. of William Henry Sharples and Eleanor Sharples; e. 17th September 1914 (previously served with 4th (Territorial) Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); served in France from 10th March 1916 to 15th December 1916 and from 2nd August 1917 to 25th February 1919; posted to 1/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 20th August 1917; posted to 1/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 28th February 1918; w. (gas shell) 5th April 1918; m. Betsy Ward 14th September 1918 at Blackburn; transferred to Labour Corps as 678550 29th December 1918; demob. 27th March 1919; lived at 56 Walter Street, Blackburn. [21D, 164, 284, 355]

SHARPLES, Pte. John, 15458; e. 18th September 1914. [3, 21D, 359, 375]

SHARPLES, Pte. John William, 20995; e. between 22nd and 24th June 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10752; demob. 25th February 1919. [359, 436, 579]

Joseph Sharples SHARPLES, Pte. Joseph, 15542; b. 3rd December 1893 at Brindle, s. of Robert and Alice Sharples; lived at Bay Tree Farm, Clayton-le-Woods and at Whittle-le-Woods; e. 19th September 1914; d. sickness 22nd February 1919 (25); bd. Brindle (St. James') Churchyard. [3, 4, 21C, 133, 150, 219, 359]

Left: Joseph Sharples. Photograph courtesy of Fred Sharples.

SHARPLES, Pte. Percy, 15147; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to Royal Engineers as 300879. [21A, 164, 359]

SHARPLES, Lt. Col. Richard; b. 17th April 1850 at Accrington; m. Elizabeth Ann Riley 25th September 1870; served from 1867 to 1883 in the ranks of the 3rd Administrative Bn., Lancashire Rifle Volunteers; aptd. 2/Lt. 2nd Volunteer Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd January 1891; aptd. Capt. 1891; aptd. Major 25th October 1899; aptd. Lt.-Col. 3rd January 1905; aptd. Hon.-Col. 1905 or 1906; retired from 5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 21st February 1911; aptd. to command National Reserve Bn., East Lancs. Regt. at Burnley 8th August 1911; aptd. to command Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 1st September 1914; retired 1915; d. 23th August 1929 (79); bd. All Hallows Churchyard, Mitton. [4, 8, 21, 46, 174, 258, 310]

SHARROCK, Pte. Henry, 16063; b. 15th July 1896 at Croston, s. of Henry and Margaret Sharrock; lived at 11 Club Street, Croston; e. 26th September 1914; w. August 1916; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d. 6th July 1921 (suicide at age 24). [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 284, 359]

SHAW, Pte. Crowther, 15559; b. Crawshawbooth; husband of Mary Ellen Shaw; lived at 13 Reid Street, Crawshawbooth; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (30); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 21D, 37, 129, 217, 359]

SHAW, Pte. Fred, 27324 (formerly 10949 Army Cycl. Corps, and York & Lancaster Regt.); b. 1886; e. 3rd February 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. (wounds) 24th October 1917 (31). [7, 282, 314, 479]

SHAW, L/Cpl. Samuel, 27325 (formerly 1324 West Yorks. Regt. and 10105 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Castleford, s. of Joseph Shaw; d.o.w. 6th/7th May 1918; bd. Castleford New Cem., Castleford. [2, 4, 7, 37, 147, 150]

SHAW, Pte. Walter, 24177; b. Burnley, s. of Smith Shaw and Theresa Shaw; birth registered Q4 1896; lived at 19 Danes House Road, Burnley; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 52nd Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as 114507; d. 13th February 1919 (22); bd. Burnley Cem. [37, 284, 400, 401]

SHEDDEN, Sgt. David, 15340; e. 17th September 1914; lived at 100 Cedar Street, Accrington. [3, 44, 359, 375; 21A as SHEDDON, D.]

Frank Sheffield SHEFFIELD, Pte. Frank, 15484; b. 29th May 1896 at Accrington, s. of Frank and Margaret Ann Sheffield; lived at 8 Brisbane Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 18th September 1914; d. (sickness) 16th October 1916 (20); bd. Etaples Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 129, 284, 322, 359]

Left: Frank Sheffield. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 21st October 1916.

SHELDON, Pte. Henry (Harry), 27326; b. Sheffield, s. of William Henry Sheldon and Mary Elizabeth Sheldon; birth registered Q4 1887; e. into 12th Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. as 12/229 11th September 1914; m. Clara Upton 9th September 1915 at St. Augustine's Church, Endcliffe, Sheffield; transferred to Army Cyclist Corps as 10958 2nd October 1915; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; w. 5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 193917 9th May 1917; dis. 23rd August 1917; lived at 227 Sharrow Vale Road, Sheffield. [7, 253, 263, 284, 355; 396 as SHELDIN]

Fred Shepherd SHEPHERD, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 15423; b. Wigan, s. of Fred and Margaret Shepherd; lived at 32 Charter Street, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (18); transferred to Hampshire Regiment as 38613, Royal Engineers as 521011, and on 16th August 1918 to Royal Air Force as 187993; transferred to Royal Air Force Reserve 24th February 1919. [3, 21A, 42, 44, 47, 116, 121, 156, 359, 378, 396]

Left: Fred Shepherd. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

Jack Shepherd SHEPHERD, Pte. John (Jack), 15040, b. 7th October 1895 at Accrington, s. of Robert and Mary Ellen Shepherd; lived at 108 Wellington Street, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to 17th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 43176; w. 12th October 1916; dis. from 23rd Bn., Manchester Regt. 20th September 1917. [21A, 49, 123, 279, 284, 314]

Left: Jack Shepherd. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 4th November 1916.

SHEPHERD, Cpl. John Arthur, 15291; b. Leeds, Yorks., s. of Jonathan and Jane Shepherd; birth registered Q2 1888; lived at 178 Montague Street, Blackburn; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and later to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d. (sickness) 16th February 1917 (28); bd. Amara War Cem. [3, 4, 21C, 37, 129, 156, 253, 359]

SHERBURN, Pte. Abel, 15756; b. Burnley, s. of Francis and Mary Ann Sherburn; bapt. 30th August 1891 at St. Matthew's Church, Habergham Eaves; lived at 29 Fielding Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35424, and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 164, 217, 284, 359, 373, 396, 466]

SHERBURNE, Pte. Edward, 17938; b. 21st April 1894 at Church, s. of Thomas and Jeanetta Sherburne; marriage to May Smith registered Q4 1914 at Blackburn; e. between 31st December 1914 and 4th January 1915; lived at 21 Wade Street, Church; d. 30th May 1960 at Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 284, 299, 310, 332, 359]

SHERBURNE, Pte. Joseph, 22182; b. 1886 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of William and Mary Ellen Sherburne; lived at 44 Cross Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 29th November 1915; pmtd. L/Cpl 25th February 1916 (unpaid), 17th March 1916 (paid); posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 30th March 1916, joining unit 13th May 1916; aptd. A/Cpl. 15th July 1916; w. 6th August 1916 returning to duty 14th August 1916; reverted to Pte. at own request 17th February 1917; w. 13th April 1918 rejoining unit 9th May 1918; m. Elizabeth Clegg 24th August 1918 at Oswaldtwistle; returned to UK for demobilization 11th February 1919. [262, 284, 375]

SHERRINGTON, Pte. James Astley, 15672; b. Chorley, s. of William Astley Sherrington and Hannah Sherrington; birth registered Q2 1878; lived at 61 Pilling Lane, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1917 or 1918. [3, 20, 21C, 51, 219, 253, 284, 359, 416]

SHIRT, Pte. William, 27297 (formerly 10497 Army Cycl. Corps). [3, 7, 375]

SHORES, Pte. Frank, 27327 (formerly 10139 Army Cycl. Corps); w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 7, 104, 263, 355, 375, 396]

SHORROCK, Lt. John Charles; b. 19th January 1892 at Blackburn, s. of Richard Shorrock; e. 21st September 1914 as Pte. 15698; aptd. 2/Lt. 18th January 1915; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. Lt. 1st March 1916; rejoined 11th Bn. 23rd April 1916; invalided home with trench fever and rheumatism June 1916; rejoined 12th Bn. (later 75th Training Res. Bn.) 12th August 1916; subsequently posted to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 40 St. Silas's Road, Blackburn. [3, 9, 10, 11, 21C, 132]

SHORROCK, Pte. Joseph, 17910; e. 19th or 21st September 1914. [3, 21E, 219, 359]

SHORROCKS, W.O. II, William, 7425. [21A, 219]

SHORT, Pte. William, 27328 (formerly 134 East Yorks. Regt. and 10321 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Goole, Yorks.; k.i.a. 11th August 1916; bd. St. Vaast Post Mil. Cem., Richebourg l'Avoue. [2, 4, 7, 37, 147]

SHUTTLEWORTH, Pte. Edward, 15632; b. 18th November 1892 at Rishton, s. of John Thomas Shuttleworth and Elizabeth Shuttleworth; lived at 39 Club Street, Great Harwood; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 129, 223, 284, 343, 359]

SHUTTLEWORTH, Pte. Henry Mitchell, 15292; b. 23rd January 1890 at Blackburn, s. of Walter and Hannah Jane Shuttleworth; lived at Lockerby House, Mitton, Blackburn; e. 16th September 1914. [3, 21D, 219, 284, 325, 359]

SHUTTLEWORTH, L/Cpl. Herbert, 15521; b. Accrington, s. of Robert and Annie Shuttleworth; birth registered Q4 1891; e. 19th September 1914; transferred to munitions at Loughborough 1915; rejoined forces at Saltburn; demob. 10th March 1919; lived at 21 Park Road, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 127, 253, 284]

John Shuttleworth SHUTTLEWORTH, Pte. John, 15343; b. Accrington, s. of Robert and Annie Shuttleworth; lived at 21 Park Road, Accrington; e. 17th September 1914 (22); w. in arm 20th June 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; re-crossed to France December 1916 and posted to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d.o.w. 31st July 1917 (24); bd. Voormezeele Enclosure No.3. [2, 3, 4, 21A, 37, 127, 129, 177, 284, 359]

Left: John Shuttleworth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th July 1916.

SIMPSON, Pte. Harry, 24141; b. Brierfield, s. of John and Elizabeth Ann Simpson of Brierfield; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 147]

John Simpson SIMPSON, Pte. John, 15424; b. 8th December 1887 at Clitheroe, s. of John and Mary Ann Simpson; lived at 166 Stanley Street, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914; w. 11th August 1916; dis. (wounds) 4th May 1917. [3, 21A, 44, 219, 221, 314, 352, 542]

Left: John Simpson. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 2nd September 1916.

SIMS, 2/Lt. Barton Walmsley; b. 7th May 1897 at Accrington, s. of Barton John Sims and Maria Byron Sims; lived at 88 George Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester; aptd. 2/Lt. 21st June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 12th November 1915; transferred to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force); w. 30th March 1918 with 16 Squadron; d. 9th April 1945 at Paddington, London. [9, 10, 263, 275, 277, 284, 310, 336]

SINGLETON, Pte. Edward or William Edward, 15041; lived at 186 Higher Antley Street and/or 57 Wellington Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 428]

SINGLETON, Pte. George, 15174; e. 15th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 219, 282, 359]

SINGLETON, Cpl. Lawrence, 16064; b. 26th December 1897 at Croston, s. of Lawrence and Jane Singleton; lived at 102 Station Road, Croston; e. 26th September 1914; d. (sickness) 23rd February 1921 (23); bd. Croston (St. Michael) Churchyard. [3, 4, 21C, 150, 219, 284, 359, 450]

SINGLETON, Pte. Roger, 15922; b. 24th December 1896 at Blackburn, s. of William and Ellen Jane Singleton; lived at 12 Edward Street, Rishton; e. 22nd September 1914; w. in calf by shrapnel 29th/30th April 1916. [3, 21B, 44, 158, 263, 284, 359, 366, 375, 503]

William Singleton SINGLETON, Pte. William, 22108; b. Burnley, grandson of Mrs. Martha Singleton; lived at 21 Keith Street, Burnley; e. between 7th and 13th July 1915; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. then posted back to 11th Bn.; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (18); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 129, 217, 284, 359, 579]

Left: William Singleton. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 5th August 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

SLATER, Pte. Albert, 15341; b. Accrington, s. of John and Ellen Slater; birth registered Q1 1881; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt., later returning to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 4 Bold Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 51, 219, 253, 282, 284, 359]

SLATER, Pte. G. [21A]

SLATER, Pte. Herbert, 15520; b. Accrington, s. of Alfred and Maria Slater; birth registered Q3 1894; e. 19th September 1914; lived at 33 Nelson Street, Accrington; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and later to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21A, 44, 253, 284, 359, 375]

SLATER, Pte. John, 15967; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 1916-1918; transferred to 1st/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21C, 150, 219, 359]

SLATER, Pte. R., 17968; e. between 5th and 7th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

SLATER, L/Sgt. Thomas, 15828; b. Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to 12th Bn. before rejoining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; transferred to 3rd Bn., before again rejoining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., k.i.a. 13th April 1918; comm. Ploegsteert Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 147, 359]

SLINGER, Major George Nicholas; b. 22nd September 1865 at Accrington, s. of Nicholas and Jane Slinger; m. (1) Ellen Augusta Lane Booth 26th April 1893; aptd. 2/Lt. 2nd V.B. (later 5th Bn.), East Lancs. Regt. 1st January 1898; aptd. Lt. 1899 & Capt. 25th May 1901; retired with rank of Capt. 17th October 1913; aptd. Major & 2nd-in-command 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 11th October 1914; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 12th November 1915; m. (2) Esther May Winifred Simpson 11th April 1918; demobilized 15th May 1919; lived at Accrington; d. 16th December 1923 (58). [3, 8, 9, 10, 21, 86, 89, 236, 245]

SLINGER, Lt. William; b. 27th March 1894 at Accrington, s. of George Nicholas Slinger and Ellen Augusta Lane Slinger; e. 9th November 1914 as Pte. 15622 Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 7th December 1914; posted to 12th Bn. and then to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. Lt. 1st March 1916; k.i.a. 23rd July 1917 near Arras; bd. Hervin Farm Brit. Cem., St.-Laurent-Blangy. [4, 9, 10, 21E, 37, 96, 99, 164, 235, 352]

SMALLEY, Pte. George Edmund, 18016; b. 12th December 1890 at Darwen; e. 12th January 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn. as 48130) December 1915; transferred to Manchester Regt. 20th October 1916 as 39465; transferred to Royal Engineers Railway Troops 12th February 1917 as 239822 (later WR/265614); embarked to join B.E.F. 24th April 1917; demob. 12th June 1919; lived at 1 Willow Street, Darwen. [21E, 164, 355, 552]

SMALLEY, Pte. John, 15923; e. 22nd September 1914; w. March 1917; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. (wounds) 25th September 1917 (22). [21B, 150, 219, 314]

Jack Smallshaw SMALLSHAW, Pte. Jack; 15148; b. 17th June 1896 at Wigan, s. of Henry and Janet Smallshaw; lived at 35 Milnshaw Lane, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; friend of 15501 Albert Gibson; served as batman to Capt. Gerry Gorst, Capt. Lewis Hewitt Lewis, Lt. William Farrer Lonsdale, Capt. Harold Wilton and Revd. P. Maskel; m. Mary Alice Spence 25th December 1920; d. 26th April 1957. [3, 21A, 44, 219, 366, 367]

Left: Jack Smallshaw. Photograph courtesy of Jack's granddaughter, Louise Baird.

[Photographs of Jack Smallshaw]

SMALLSHAW, L/Cpl. Percy, 15699; b. 28th October 1890 at Blackburn, s. of James and Martha E. Smallshaw; e. 21st September 1914; w. bd. by shell explosion 2nd July 1916; dis. (shellshock) 24th August 1917 (26); lived at 37 Franklin Street, Blackburn. [3, 21D, 219, 232, 250, 253, 284, 396, 552]

SMITH, Pte. Cornelius, 15877; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. (wounds) 7th February 1918 (23). [3, 21C, 219, 314, 396]

SMITH, Pte. Edgar, 15633; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10764; lived at 28 Rutland Street, Accrington. [21B, 44, 164, 359]

SMITH, Pte. Eli, 17921; b. 27th September 1888; m. Sarah Ann Higginson 29th June 1912 at St. Mary's Church, Oswaldtwistle; lived at 29 Kay Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 24th December 1914; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th December 1915; transferred to 75th Training Res. Bn. 1st September 1916 as TR/3/48129; dis. (sickness) 7th June 1917. [21E, 250, 314, 552]

Frank Smith SMITH, L/Sgt. Frank, 15253; s. of James Thomas and Millicent Ann Smith of Plantation Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (27); dis. 22nd January 1919 (wounds). [3, 21A, 43, 113, 116, 150, 284, 314, 396]

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

SMITH, Pte. George Enderbee, 20998; b. 23rd October 1868 at Downham Market, Norfolk, s. of Enderbee and Jane Smith; m. Emily Sansome 9th June 1892 at St. John's Church, Stonefold; lived at 76 Edleston Street, Accrington; e. 24th June 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10773; admitted to Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington (sickness) 21st March 1918. [253, 263, 284, 355, 359, 579; 585 as George Enderby Smith]

SMITH, Pte. H., 18032; e. between 14th and 19th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

SMITH, Cpl. Harry, 15305; b. 15th September 1883 at Great Harwood, s. of William Henry Smith and Margaret Ellen Smith; m. Jane Leaver 13th August 1908 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 9 Thorn Street, Great Harwood; dis. (sickness) 23rd February 1917. [3, 21B, 38, 113, 223, 284, 314, 330, 506]

SMITH, Pte. John, 15308; b. 1897/8 at Rishton, s. of William and Grace Duckworth Smith; lived at 76 Knowles Street, Rishton; e. 16th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 18th December 1914. [156, 250, 284, 314]

John Smith SMITH, Pte. John, 15425; b. 1891/2 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of John Smith; marriage to Jane Grimshaw registered Q2 1902 at Blackburn; lived at 9 Walter Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21A, 129, 156, 284, 299, 359]

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

SMITH, Pte. R. [21D]

SMITH, Sgt. Richard, 15188; lived at 57 Morse Street, Burnley; e. 15th September 1914. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 359]

Sam Smith SMITH, Cpl. Samuel (Sam), 15254; b. Rishton, s. of Harry and Harriet Smith; lived at 58 Harwood Road, Rishton before marriage; e. 16th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (34); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 129, 284, 359]

Left: Sam Smith. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th August 1916.

SMITH, Hon. Lt. T., M.C.; aptd. to a commission in 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 10th November 1915 having previously served twenty two years with Royal Engineers; gassed and wounded in July 1918 [10, 591]. Believed to be Thomas Smith b. Old Machar, Aberdeen, s. of Jessie Smith; e. 31st July 1890 (19) into Royal Engineers as 25043; m. Mary Gardner 27th September 1902 at Chatham; promoted to Quartermaster Sergeant before being discharged on 1st August 1911 [355].

SMITH, Pte. T. [21A]

SMITH, Pte. Thomas Haworth, 15380; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of Thomas and Sarah Jane Smith; birth registered Q1 1892; e. 17th September 1914; w. October 1916; lived at 28 Albert Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21C, 44, 51, 150, 219, 284, 359]

Walter Smith SMITH, Pte. Walter, 15945; b. 4th April 1885 at Accrington, s. of Henry and Elizabeth Smith; lived at 44 Warner Street, Accrington; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 1st July 1916 and hospitalised in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October 1916 as 35462; posted to B.E.F. 15th November 1916, and to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 29th November 1916; w. 31st July 1917 and hospitalised in England; posted to Depot 30th October 1917 and to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st January 1918; posted to B.E.F. 17th March 1918, joining 2nd/5th Bn. East Lancs. Regt.; w. 30th March 1918 (machine-gun bullet to left hand) and hospitalised in England; demob. 28th February 1919. [3, 21C, 44, 49, 116, 355, 373, 396]

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

William Smith SMITH, Pte. William Andrew, 15829; b. Accrington, s. of Thomas Andrew and Mary Ann Smith; e. 22nd September 1914; m. Jane Ellen Jones (a Caernarvon girl); k.i.a. 7th November 1917 (30); bd. Roclincourt Mil. Cem. [2, 3, 4, 21B, 37, 147, 179, 249, 359, 590]

Left: William Smith. Photograph courtesy of Beryl Third.
Full photograph of William and Jane Ellen Smith

Robert Smithies SMITHIES, Pte. Robert, 15311; b. Fall River, U.S.A., s. of Robert and Clara Smithies; e. 16th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 129, 156, 359]

Left: Robert Smithies. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th August 1916.

James Snailham SNAILHAM, Cpl. James, 15349; b. 13th March 1898, s. of Ellen Snailham; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d. 3rd October 1991 (93). [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 392, 396]

Left: James Snailham. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

SNAPE, Pte. Richard Staines, 20970 (stretcher bearer); b. Wheelton, s. of Richard and Jane Snape; birth registered Q2 1894; lived at Kenyon Lane, Heapey; e. 14th or 15th June 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (22); transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [20, 219, 253, 284, 359, 396, 579]

SOUTH, L/Cpl. Leonard, 22094; b. 16th March 1876, s. of Henry Leonard South and Alice South; m. Alice Jane Rhodes 12th December 1896 at St. Peter's Church, Accrington; lived at 16 Malt Street, Accrington; e. 25th June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 24th February 1916 as 10755; embarked for France with 106th Coy., Machine Gun Corps 25th April 1916; w. 19th October 1917 and hospitalised in England; pmtd. L/Cpl. 24th March 1918; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th May 1918; transferred to Army Reserve 30th September 1918. [49, 263, 355, 370, 579]

SOUTHWORTH, Pte. George, 16000; e. 24th September 1914; lived at 24 Haywood Street, Accrington. [3, 21B, 44, 359]

SOUTHWORTH, Pte. Robert, 17991; b. Blackburn, s. of James and Alice Southworth; marriage to Victoria Parrington registered Q3 1905 at Blackburn; lived at 1 Cooper Street, Blackburn; e. 8th or 9th January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 39991; d.o.w. 18th September 1917 (37); bd. Blackburn Cem. [3, 4, 21E, 32, 37, 284, 299, 359, 396]

Thomas Southworth SOUTHWORTH, Sgt. Thomas D.C.M., Croix de Guerre (Belgium), 15426; b. 3rd January 1892 at Accrington, s. of James and Alice Ann Southworth; married Isabella Thompson 10th August 1910; e. 18th September 1914; aptd. L/Cpl. 3rd July 1915; aptd. L/Sgt. 15th July 1916; aptd. A/Sgt. 2nd August 1916 (made substantial 25th March 1917); w. 15th May 1917, rejoining unit 18th May 1917; D.C.M. awarded for conspicuous gallantry on 28th June 1917 at Oppy-Gavrelle; w. 30th June 1917, rejoining unit 4th July 1917; w. 12th April 1918, rejoining unit 18th June 1918; w. 25th June 1918 and returned to England 2nd July 1918; award of Croix de Guerre gazetted 12th July 1918; demob. 11th March 1919; lived at 6 Oxford Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 38, 44, 49, 219, 250, 284]

Left: Thomas Southworth. Photograph courtesy of Thomas' granddaughter, Delice Patricia Bayliss.
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SOUTHWORTH, Pte. Thomas Henry, 20949; b. 24th September 1887 at Accrington, s. of John Thomas Southworth and Jane Southworth; m. Hannah Dobson 26th December 1910 at St. James' Church, Accrington; lived at 26 Grange Lane, Accrington; e. 8th June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; transferred to 2nd (Garrison) Bn., Manchester Regt. 21st August 1916 as 38268; dis. 5th January 1917. [49, 284, 355, 579]

Holford Speak SPEAK, Pte. Holford M.M., 24139; b. Burnley, s. of Holford and Sophia Speak; bapt. 10th January 1894; lived at 4 Jackson Street, Burnley; w. 1st-5th July 1916; M.M. awarded for 1st July 1916. [3, 38, 156, 217, 219, 333, 396]

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

SPEAK, Sgt. Thomas, 15450; b. 4th July 1882 at Chorley, s. of Richard and Alice Speak; lived at 40 Parker Street, Chorley; e. 18th September 1914. [3, 20, 21C, 156, 219, 284, 352, 359, 416, 552]

SPEAKMAN, Pte. James, 15673; b. Chorley, s. of Joseph and Elizabeth Speakman; marriage to Margaret Darbyshire registered Q1 1911; lived at 13 Hindley Street, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (29); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 129, 221, 284, 299, 359]

Frank Spear SPEAR, Pte. Frank, 15580; b. 18th August 1894 at Burnley, s. of Richard Henry Spear and Mary Ann Winifred Spear; lived at 4 Ribblesdale Street, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; w. 5th August 1916; dis. (wounds) 25th December 1917 (23). [3, 21D, 201, 219, 284, 314]

Left: Frank Spear. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 26th August 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

SPEDDING, Pte. Thomas Henry, 15757; b. Blackburn, s. of William and Elizabeth Spedding; birth registered Q3 1896; lived at 111 Barden Lane, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 21D, 37, 147, 217, 253, 284, 359]

SPENCER, Pte. James Arthur, 15377; lived at 9 March Street, Burnley; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 630581. [3, 21D, 150, 164, 217, 359, 396]

SPENCER, Pte. John Thomas, 17931; e. between 28th and 31st December 1914 (41); transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt., and 2nd Garrison Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as 33672; transferred to 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Rifles as 28956, arriving Salonica 20th September 1916; invalided home suffering from malaria and rheumatism; transferred to Army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport as M/396651; lived at 6 Chapel Street, Accrington; demobilized 26th February 1919. [21E, 44, 45, 127, 359, 507]

SPENCER, Pte. W. H. [21D]

SPENCER, Pte. William James, 16048; e. 24th September 1914; w. August 1916; dis. (wounds) 13th October 1916. [3, 21D, 150, 219, 314]

SQUIRES, Pte. Charles Henry, 15674; b. 29th May 1878 at Horwich, s. of Charles and Eliza Squires; baptized (as Henry Squires) 11th August 1878 at Holy Trinity Church, Horwich; m. Georgina Bird 21st April 1900 at St. James Church, Chorley; lived at 85 Eaves Lane, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; aptd. L/Cpl. 4th December 1914; reverted to rank of Pte. at own request 5th March 1915; hospitalised in U.K. 24th November 1916; transferred to Army Service Corps 29th November 1917; dis. from 977 M.T. Coy. as M/353435 11th August 1919; awarded 1915 Star; death registered Q1 1962 at Chorley. [21C, 263, 284, 324, 355, 364, 552]

James Squires SQUIRES, Pte. James, 18060; b. Accrington, s. of William and Mary Jane Squires; lived at 293 Blackburn Road, Accrington; e. between 21st and 26th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 129, 284, 359]

Left: James Squires. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th August 1916.

STANTON, R.S.M. Walter; b. Accrington; birth registered Q4 1854; e. 5th Connaught Rangers at Ashton-under-Lyne 4th November 1876 (19); saw active service in Zulu War 1879; m. Bridget Greehan 6th September 1885 at Boyle, Co. Roscommon; pmtd. Militia Sgt.Maj. 26th May 1894; pmtd. W.O. Sgt.Maj. 1st April 1900; dis. 30th November 1906; e. Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. September 1914; lived at 24 Royds Street, Accrington; d. 8th or 9th March 1915 (60); bd. St. Joseph's Cem., Moston. [4, 162, 167, 253, 284]

STANWORTH, Pte. Charles, 15701; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 223319. [21C, 164, 359]

STARKIE, Pte. Robert, 15522; e. 19th September 1914; w. March 1918; lived at 425 Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21A, 44, 150, 219, 359]

STEVENSON, Pte. Thomas, 22143; e. between 12th and 17th August 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 10th February 1916 as 9960. [263, 355, 359, 579]

STEVENTON, C.Q.M.S. Alfred Thomas, 15256; b. Laugharne, Carmarthenshire, s. of Alfred and Jane Steventon; birth registered Q2 1873; m. Mary Henrietta Hayward 2nd March 1904 at St. Jude's Church, Preston; e. 16th September 1914 (previously served 12 years 53 days with South Lancs. Regt.); pmtd. Sgt. 22nd September 1914; aptd. A/Transport Sgt. 12th March 1915; transferred to 75th Training Res. Bn. 1st September 1916; transferred to Infantry Labour Coy., Liverpool Regt. 1st March 1917; served in France 21st March 1917 to 22nd January 1919; transferred to 88 Coy., Labour Corps as 52202 14th May 1917; aptd. C.Q.M.S. 24th January 1919; dis. (bronchitis) 31st January 1919; lived at 33 William Street, Accrington; d. 21st January 1921; bd. Accrington Cem. [3, 4, 21A, 44, 221, 250, 253, 284, 508]

Charles Stonehouse STONEHOUSE, Lt. Charles; b. 15th May 1882 at Blackburn, s. of Francis and Mary Ann Stonehouse; lived at Irving Place, Blackburn; e. 17th September 1914 as Pte., 15360, Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. L/Cpl. 4th December 1914; aptd. 2/Lt. 18th January 1915; aptd. Lt. 20th June 1915; k.i.a. near German lines 1st July 1916 (34); comm. Thiepval Memorial but thought to be buried in Serre Road Cem. No.3, Serre. [4, 9, 17, 21A, 164, 284, 301]

Left: Charles Stonehouse. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th July 1916.

STONES, Cpl. Joseph Ambrose, 18023; b. 20th June 1899 at Accrington, s. of William and Evelina Stones; e. between 12th and 14th January 1915; lived at 12a Bridge Street, Church; taken prisoner-of-war at Meteren while serving with Z Company, 12th April 1918. [3, 21E, 44, 49, 359, 365, 375]

STOREY, Sgt. Aaron, 15089; b. Pately Bridge, s. of David and Annie Storey; birth registered Q2 1884; marriage to Bertha Grace Sudall registered Q1 1905 at Blackburn; lived at 50 Burnley Lane, Huncoat; e. 14th September 1914; dis. to commission 25th June 1918. [3, 21B, 113, 221, 253, 284, 299, 359]

STOTT, Pte. Alfred, 15472; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 219, 359, 396]

Frederick Stott STOTT, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 15582; b. Preston, s. of Abraham and Mary Alice Stott; bapt. 22nd February 1891 at St. Saviour's Church, Preston; marriage to Catherine Bergin registered Q1 1913 at Burnley; lived at 11 Greenwood Street, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21D, 129, 217, 284, 289, 299, 359, 377, 509]

Left: Fred Stott. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 24th February 1917, courtesy of Denis Otter.

STREET, Pte. Albert Henry James, 15342; b. 27th February 1893 at Accrington, s. of Sidney Herbert Street and Susannah Street; e. 17th September 1914; lived at 3 Bradford Street, Accrington; m. Eadith Haworth 27th October 1926 at St. James' Church, Haslingden. [3, 21A, 44, 49, 284, 359, 375, 510]

STRINGFELLOW, Cpl. Gilbert M.M., 16024; b. Chorley, s. of Matthew and Elizabeth Stringfellow; birth registered Q4 1890; lived at 111 Moor Road, Chorley; e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35459; M.M. awarded for capturing nine Germans single-handed on Easter Monday 1917, and gazetted 6th July 1917; marriage to Nina Heard Green registered Q2 1918 at Yarmouth, Norfolk. [3, 20, 21C, 157, 253, 282, 284, 299, 359, 373]

William Stuart STUART, L/Cpl. William Alexander M.M., 15732; b. 23rd June 1892 at Manchester, s. of William and Annie Stuart; lived at 24 Bramble Street, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; M.M. awarded for especially fine work under heavy artillery and machine gun fire on 12th/13th April 1918 during the Battle of the Lys. [3, 21D, 38, 219, 284, 359, 511, 512]

Left: William Stuart. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 18th May 1918, courtesy of Denis Otter.

STUBBINS, L/Cpl. George, 15381; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of Edward Stubbins; birth registered Q3 1891; e. 17th September 1914; lived at 35 Park Lane, Oswaldtwistle; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21C, 44, 219, 253, 284, 359]

George Edwin Stuttard STUTTARD, Pte. George Edwin, 15427 (Machine Gun Section); b. 17th January 1897, s. of James and Laura Stuttard of 5 Hollins Lane, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (19); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 116, 129, 150, 284, 359]

Left: George Edwin Stuttard. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

STUTTARD, Pte. William, 15581; b. 1876/7 at Burnley; marriage to Alice Ann Webb registered Q3 1899 at Burnley; lived at 39 Reed Street, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35435 before returning to 11th Bn. [3, 217, 284, 299, 359, 373, 396; 21D as STUDDARD, W.]

James Sullivan SULLIVAN, Sgt. James, 15733; e. 21st September 1914; marriage to Ellen Nichols registered Q3 1915 at Burnley; lived at 15 Ash Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 217, 219, 253, 299, 359]

Left: James Sullivan. Photograph courtesy of Ken Hare and family, with the help of Mike Townend and Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Burnley.
Photograph of James with his bride, Ellen Nichols.

SUNLEY, Pte. Walter, 27298 (formerly 583 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10470 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Hull, s. of John and Emma Sunley; birth registered Q4 1896; lived at 20 Fairy Terrace, Grange Street, Hull; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); comm. Thiepval Memorial [2, 4]. "He joined the East Yorks, and was transferred to the Divisional Cyclists, and afterwards to the East Lancashires. In a letter a sergeant writes:- Deceased died fighting, and was buried on the battlefield. He was only 20 years old but died a hero for England. His home was at 39 Middleton Street, Hull." [7, 37, 103, 253, 284; 129 as LUNLEY]

James Richard Sutliffe SUTCLIFFE, Pte. James Richard, 15042; b. 28th September 1876 at Accrington, s. of James Isaac Sutcliffe and Margaret Sutcliffe; marriage to Gertrude Nellie Townsend registered Q3 1902 at Haslingden; lived at 12 Manor Street, Accrington; e. 14th September 1914; k.i.a. 6th August 1916 (39); bd. St. Vaast Post Mil. Cem., Richebourg l'Avoue. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 129, 284, 299, 322, 359]

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

SUTCLIFFE, Pte. T. [21D]

SUTCLIFFE, Pte. Walter, 24074; b. Nelson, s. of Jane Sutcliffe; birth registered Q2 1893; lived at 8 East Street, Nelson; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 147, 253, 284, 377]

SUTTON, Pte. Joseph, 15350; e. 17th September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 359]

William Swallow M.M. SWALLOW, W.O.II William M.M., 15588; b. 22nd June 1879 at Salford, s. of Richard and Emily Swallow; marriage to Annie Clayton registered Q3 1909 at Haslingden; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; lived at 14 Lemonius Street, Accrington; award of M.M. gazetted 13th March 1919. [3, 21B, 38, 44, 51, 219, 253, 284, 299, 359, 396, 552]

Left: William Swallow M.M. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 11th July 1916.

SWIFT, C.Q.M.S. Joseph. [21C, 150]

SWINDELL, Sgt. H. [21B, 150]

SWINDLEHURST, Pte. Thomas, 15149; b. 25th May 1892 at Accrington, s. of John Robert Swindlehurst and Elizabeth Swindlehurst; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 16 Hollins Lane, Accrington; death registered Q3 1945 at Haslingden. [3, 21A, 44, 263, 324, 337, 359, 375]

TALBOT, Pte. Edmund, 15972; e. 23rd September 1914; dis. (sickness) 17th June 1916. [3, 21D, 113, 314]

TALBOT, Pte. Joseph Thomas, 24076; b. 2nd May 1893 at Blackburn, s. of John Thomas Talbot and Mary Margaret Talbot; lived at 16 Seldon Street, Nelson; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (23); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 129, 284, 513]

TATTERSALL, L/Cpl. Hubert, 15374; b. 1891 at Burnley, s. of Elizabeth Tattersall; e. 17th September 1914; w. 27th June 1916 and hospitalised in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 9th November 1916; posted to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 16th January 1917; w. 16th August 1917 and hospitalised in England; transferred to Military Foot Police as P.15597 and aptd. L/Cpl. 10th June 1918; demob. 12th March 1919; lived at 145 Colne Road, Burnley. [3, 21D, 164, 217, 355, 400]

TAYLOR, Sgt. A. [21D]

TAYLOR, Pte. Bertram, 27313 (formerly 5894 Army Cycl. Corps); transferred to 8th and 1st Bns., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 7, 375]

TAYLOR, Pte. Henry (Harry), 15150; e. 15th September 1914 (19); lived at 241 Stanley Street, Accrington; demob. 19th February 1919. [3, 21A, 44, 127, 219]

Herbert Taylor TAYLOR, Cpl. Herbert, 15395; b. 19th March 1896 at Blackburn, s. of James William Taylor and Grace Taylor; e. 17th September 1914; w. 5th August 1916; lived at 17 Sparth Road, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 21B, 44, 150, 219, 284, 359, 376]

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

TAYLOR, Pte. J. [21B]

TAYLOR, Pte. John. [21A]

TAYLOR, A/Cpl. John Thomas, 15544; b. 1880 at Chorley; m. Flora Stewart 13th April 1903 at Chorley; lived at 12 Silverdale Road, Chorley; e. 19th September 1914 (previously served 9 years with The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.); pmtd. Cpl. 9th October 1914; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th December 1915; reverted to Pte. at own request 16th February 1916; served in France with Military Police as T/2209 from 27th September 1916; aptd. A/Cpl. 21st September 1917; transferred to Military Provost Staff Corps 1st March 1918; aptd. A/Sgt. 26th March 1919; returned to England 16th May 1919; demob. 15th June 1919. [20, 21C, 250, 263]

John William Taylor TAYLOR, Cpl. John William, 15258; born 17th February 1885 at Broadbolton, Cheshire; marriage to Isabella McNeice registered Q2 1906 at Preston; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 19 Wilfred Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 284, 299, 359, 552]

Left: John William Taylor. Photograph courtesy of St. Clement's Church, Green Haworth.
Full photograph

TAYLOR, Pte. Joseph. [21A]

TAYLOR, Cpl. Nicholas, 15298; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as TR/48302; awarded 1914-15 Star. [21B, 263]

TAYLOR, Pte. Thomas, 24787; b. 1886/7 at Silverdale, s. of Simeon and Henrietta Taylor; lived at 8 Calder View, Barrowford; joined battalion from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 24th June 1916; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (29); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 37, 129, 221, 284, 377]

William Arkwright Taylor TAYLOR, Pte. William Arkwright, 15878; lived at 89 Poplar Street, Blackburn; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (28); bd. Serre Road Cem. No.3, Serre. [2, 4, 21C, 147, 198, 305, 359]

Left: William Arkwright Taylor. Photograph from the Blackburn Times of 12th August 1916.

TERRY, Pte. John (Jack), 15973; e. 23rd September 1914; lived at 28 Thorn Street, Burnley; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Worcester Regt. as 47975; dis. 12th June 1917 (wounds). [3, 21D, 217, 263, 314, 359, 411]

THACKER, Pte. Arthur, 27330 (formerly 10157 Army Cycl. Corps); w. 1st-5th July 1916; hospitalised 29th November 1917; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 161253. [253, 355, 411]

THISTLETHWAITE, L/Sgt. Richard, 15451; b. 5th November 1885 at Wrightington, s. of Charles and Ann Thistlethwaite; lived at Pemberton House Farm, Charnock Richard; e. 18th September 1914; believed to have transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. having gone to France on 10th December 1915; admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds on 5th March 1916; w. 5th July 1916; transferred to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 26th January 1918, transferred to Royal Air Force Reserve 25th March 1919 and discharged 30th April 1920. [3, 20, 21C, 121, 263, 284, 378, 514]

THOMAS, Pte. Arthur Charles, 27256; s. of Henry James Thomas and Charlotte Thomas; baptised 25th January 1880 at All Saints Church, Wandsworth; m. Louisa Beatrice Jones 16th April 1910 at All Saints Church, Fulham; lived at 54 North Street, Egham, Surrey; e. into Army Cycl. Corps 23rd March 1915 as 5903; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. and aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 15th October 1915; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; hospitalised in England (bronchitis) June 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 30th September 1916 and later attd. Depot, East Surrey Regt.; dis. (sickness) 12th December 1917. [3, 7, 263, 314, 355, 362, 375]

THOMAS, Pte. Edward, 15428; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10789. [21A, 164, 359]

Frank Thomas THOMAS, Cpl. Francis Joseph (Frank) M.M., 15045; b. 8th July 1896 at Accrington, s. of John William Thomas and Margaret Thomas; e. 14th September 1914; friend of 15505 Percy Hargreaves and 17918 Fred Whewell; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; posted to hospital at Halifax 6th July 1916; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Res. Bn.) 8th August 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 1st November 1916; posted to B.E.F. in France 15th November 1916 and to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 29th November 1916 as 35410; awarded M.M. (London Gazette of 9th July 1917); aptd. paid L/Cpl. 20th August 1917; pmtd. Cpl. 22nd October 1917; posted back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 7th February 1918; with W Company when taken prisoner-of-war at Ayette on 27th March 1918; left P.O.W. camp on 28th December 1918; demob. 2nd April 1919; lived at 3 Hopwood St., Accrington; d. March 1956 (59). [3, 21A, 38, 156, 262, 263, 264, 282, 284, 365, 373]

Left: Francis Joseph (Frank) Thomas. Photograph courtesy of Frank's son, Ian Thomas.
Photographs of Frank Thomas

THOMAS, A/Sgt. James, 15044; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; later attd. to Army Gym Staff. [21A, 359, 434]

THOMAS, Pte. Philip Whiteaway, 15090; birth reg. Q3 1882 at Blackburn, s. of Joseph and Emma Thomas; m. Isabella Watson 2nd June 1906 at Blackburn; lived at 8 School Street, Rishton; e. 14th September 1914; dis. 18th December 1914 (chronic bronchitis); death reg. Q1 1927 at Blackburn. [221, 250, 253, 324]

THOMAS, Cpl. Stephen, 15703; e. 21st September 1914; w. August 1916. [3, 21D, 150, 219, 359]

THOMASON, Pte. John William, 15785; b. 29th January 1897 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Harry and Lettice Thomason; lived at 87 Lower Barnes Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 21st or 22nd September 1914; d.o.w. 28th March 1918 (21); bd. St. Pol Brit. Cem., St. Pol-sur-Ternoise. [2, 3, 4, 37, 147, 284, 338, 359; 21C as THOMPSON, J.]

THOMPSON, Cpl. Albert, 15830; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 40017, and later to 13th (Garrison) Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 32812. [3, 21B, 359, 434]

THOMPSON, Pte. Edwin, 17845; e. 9th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 4th September 1917. [3, 21E, 113, 282, 314]

THOMPSON, Cpl. Harold Mottshaw, 22106; b. 1st April 1890 at Darwen, s. of William and Ann Thompson; lived at 15 Whalley Road, Accrington; m. Mary Jepson 3rd June 1914 at St. Mary Magdalen Church, Accrington; e. 7th July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn. as 48294) 3rd September 1915; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th December 1916; transferred Headquarters Infantry Labour Coy. 28th February 1917; served with B.E.F. 14th March 1917 to 24th January 1919; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 31st March 1917; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 23rd April 1917; pmtd. Cpl. 13th May 1917; transferred and posted 76th Coy., Labour Corps 14th May 1917 as 45439; demob. 23rd February 1919. [355, 579, 586]

THOMPSON, 2/Lt. Herbert William; b. 2nd September 1894 at Chelsea, s. of Albert William Thompson and Florence Augusta Thompson; lived at 120 Gowan Avenue, Fulham; e. 23rd September 1912 as Rifleman, 1464, 16th Bn., London Regt. (Queen's Westminster Rifles); aptd. 2/Lt. 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 9th/10th June 1915; attd. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th June 1916; k.i.a. near German lines 1st July 1916 (21); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [4, 10, 11, 18, 37, 284, 515]

Jerry Thompson THOMPSON, Cpl. Jerry, 15755; b. Burnley, s. of James and Mary Jane Thompson; birth registered Q1 1894; lived at 3 Cross Gun Alley, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (22); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 129, 156, 217, 253, 284, 359]

Left: Jerry Thompson. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 31st March 1917, courtesy of Denis Otter.

THOMPSON, Col. Sgt. John, 15046; e. 14th September 1914. [3, 21B as THOMPSON, J. W.?, 428]

THOMPSON, Cpl. John, 15675; lived at Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn., Manchester Regt. as 44661; k.i.a. 31st March 1918 (32) leaving a widow, Mabel; comm. Arras Memorial. [3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 150, 164, 359, 377, 396]

THOMPSON, Pte. John, 24570; b. Blackburn, s. of Lawrence Thompson; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 147, 377]

THOMPSON, Pte. John Henry, 18005; e. 9th or 11th January 1915; transferred 1915 to Army Cyclist Corps as 9925. [21E, 45, 263, 359, 516]

THOMPSON, Sgt. Joseph, 27299; b. April 1892 at Barton, Lincs.; m. Rachel Barker 27th October 1912 at Sculcoates; e. 16th November 1914 in 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt.; transferred to Army Cycl. Corps as 10478; served in Egypt 23rd December 1915 to 1st March 1916; served in France from 8th March 1916; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916, joining battalion on 25th May 1916; aptd. L/Cpl. 15th July 1916; aptd. A/Cpl. 17th October 1916, made substantive 18th January 1917; aptd. A/Sgt. 19th January 1917, made substantive 1st April 1917; w. (poisoning - mustard gas shell) 5th September 1917 and returned to England 11th September 1917; demob. 10th April 1919; lived at 2 St. George's Avenue, Bournemouth Street, Hull. [3, 7, 250, 258, 263, 375]

Joseph Alexander Thompson THOMPSON, L/Cpl. Joseph Alexander, 18971 (Machine Gun Section); b. 1893 at Carnamuff, Co. Londonderry, s. of Robert and Mary Ann Thompson; lived at 166 Moor Road, Chorley; w. 1st-5th July 1916; w. 8th May 1917; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. before returning to 11th Bn.; d.o.w. at the German main dressing station in Verlinghem, 7th September 1918 (25); bd. New Irish Farm Cem., St. Jean-les-Ypres. [2, 4, 20, 21C?, 37, 129, 282, 284, 365]

Left: Joseph Alexander Thompson. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

THOMPSON, Cpl. Leonard, 22086; b. 17th March 1884 at Blackburn, s. of Eleazar and Sarah Alice Thompson; lived at 517 Mount Terrace, Manchester Road, Bury; e. 24th June 1915 (previously served three years with Church Artillery); posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn. as 48293) 3rd September 1915; pmtd. paid L/Cpl. 13th November 1915; transferred to 23rd (Works) Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) 20th March 1917; aptd. A/Cpl. 7th May 1917; embarked 14th May 1917 to join B.E.F.; posted to 210th Divisional Employment Coy., Labour Corps 17th May 1917 as 193488; pmtd. Cpl. 27th April 1918; demob. 2nd April 1919. [284, 355, 444, 579]

THOMSON, Pte. James Fairclough, 22146; b. Lytham, s. of William Thomson; birth registered Q3 1880; lived at 23 Hope Street, Great Harwood; e. between 17th and 31st August 1915; transferred to 12th Bn. before rejoining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (36); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 37, 147, 253, 284, 359, 377, 579]

THORNBER, Sgt. William (Willie), 15185; b. Burnley, youngest s. of Sharp and Florence Thornber; birth registered Q4 1889; lived at 88 Albion Street, Burnley; e. 15th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 205640. [3, 21D as THORBER, W., 164, 207, 253, 284, 359, 396]

Ralph Hulme Thornley THORNLEY, L/Cpl. Ralph Hulme, 15429; b. Rochdale, s. of Ralph Hulme Thornley and Mary Ann Thornley; birth registered Q4 1887; lived at 17 Trinity Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (28); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 129, 196, 253, 284, 359, 377]

Left: Ralph Thornley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st August 1916.

THORNTON, Pte. Claude Arthur Muir, 27296 (formerly 15th Bn., West Yorks. Regt. and 9917 Army Cyclist Corps); s. of John James Thornton; birth registered Q1 1887 at Portsea; m. Mabel Louise Oxley 10th May 1915 at All Saints' Church, Leeds; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. to commission 30th October 1917; k.i.a. 27th May 1918 as Lt., 7th Bn., West Yorks. Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) attd. 5th Bn., Durham Light Infantry; bd. La Ville-aux-Bois Brit. Cem. [3, 7, 37, 107, 120, 253, 263, 282, 517]

John Bramwell Thorpe THORPE, Pte. John Bramwell, 15201; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of John and Susannah Thorpe; birth registered Q4 1896; lived at 16 Talbot Street, Rishton; e. 15th September 1914; k.i.a. 12th August 1916 (19); bd. St. Vaast Post Mil. Cem., Richebourg l'Avoue. [2, 3, 4, 21B, 37, 129, 253, 284, 359]

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

TITLEY, Pte. Charles, 15879; b. Blackburn, s. of Edward and Anne Titley; birth registered Q1 1888; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 12th Bn. then to 3rd Bn. (as 35420) and later to "D" Coy. 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 10th April 1917 (29); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 21C, 37, 147, 221, 253, 359, 411]

Walter Counsell Todd TODD, Sgt. Walter Counsell, 15259; b. 3rd February 1895 at Baxenden, s. of Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Todd; lived at 1 Church Street, Baxenden; e. 16th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (21); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 36, 37, 42, 116, 147, 284, 359]

Left: Walter Counsell Todd. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th July 1916.

TOMLINSON, Pte. Arthur, 22111; b. 2nd August 1887 at Billington, s. of John and Mary Tomlinson; m. Clara Broadley 30th May 1914 at Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Great Harwood; lived at 1 Chapel Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 16th July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; posted to 6th Bn, East Lancs. Regt. (Mesopotamia) 6th June 1916; posted to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (Salonika) 22nd January 1919; demob. 16th May 1919. [263, 284, 355, 552, 579]

TOMLINSON, Pte. Peter Ormerod, 15312; b. 4th March 1889 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of John William Tomlinson; m. Emily Patterson 26th February 1910 at All Saint's Church, Clayton-le-Moors; lived at 8 Steiner View, Church; e. 16th September 1914; posted 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn.) 3rd September 1915; transferred to 70th Training Reserve Bn. 15th September 1916; transferred for employment as collier 22nd February 1917; recalled and posted to 3rd Bn., Border Regt. 14th April 1918 as Pte., 39413; transferred for employment as collier 13th June 1918; dis. 14th January 1919; re-enlisted 8th August 1919 and posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 15th August 1919 as Pte., 53740; employed as cook at Brigade H.Q.; dis. 29th May 1920. [21B, 262, 338, 349]

TOMLINSON, Pte. R. [21C]

Thomas Tomlinson TOMLINSON, Pte. Thomas Walter M.M., 15389; b. Rishton, s. of Charles and Sarah Elizabeth Tomlinson; birth registered Q2 1892; e. 17th September 1914; lived at 97 Harwood Road, Rishton; award of M.M. gazetted 21st August 1917. [3, 21B, 44, 157, 219, 253, 284, 359]

Left: Thomas Tomlinson. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st September 1917.

William Tomlinson TOMLINSON, L/Sgt. William, 15635; b. 3rd January 1881 at Accrington, s. of James Henry Tomlinson and Margaret Tomlinson; married to Jane; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (35); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 37, 21B, 37, 147, 284, 352, 359, 377]

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

TOOTELL, Pte. William, 15676; b. 10th August 1895 at Chorley, s. of James and Margaret Tootell; lived at Ryders Cottages, Spendmore Lane, Coppull; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. before returning to 11th Bn.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (20); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21C, 129, 284, 357, 359]

John James Topping TOPPING, Pte. John James, 15946; b. Blackburn, s. of William and Alice Ann Topping; birth registered Q4 1897; lived at Willows Lane, Accrington; e. 23rd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (18); bd. Serre Road Cem. No.3, Serre. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 111, 253, 284, 304, 306, 359, 377]

Left: John James Topping. Photograph from the Blackburn Times of 5th August 1916.

TOREVELL, Pte. Joseph Edward, 18015; b. 7th March 1891 at Church, s. of Joseph and Julia Torevell; m. Jane Deakin 9th March 1912 at Christ Church, Heaton Norris; e. 11th or 12th January 1915; transferred 1915 to Machine Gun Corps as 9964; k.i.a. 31st July 1917 with 56th Coy., Machine Gun Corps; comm. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. [4, 6, 37, 164, 284, 359, 377, 518, 519; 21E as TOVERELL, J.]

TOUGH, Capt. Arnold Bannatyne; b. 31st March 1890 at Crook, Co. Durham, s. of William Robb Tough and Margaret Tough; lived at Parkside, Blackburn Road, Accrington; aptd. Lt. Accrington Bn., East Lancs Regt. 17th September 1914; aptd. Capt. 5th May 1915; k.i.a. leading First Wave of attack, 1st July 1916 (26); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 3, 8, 9, 19, 21A, 284]

TOWERS, Pte. Thomas, 15545; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (22); transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 20, 21C, 219, 282, 359]

TOWN, Pte. Harry, 15578; lived at 7 Paper Street, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [21D, 217, 219, 359]

TOWNLEY, Pte. Robert Spencer, 15523; e. 19th September 1914; transferred to Royal Engineers as Spr., WR/202718 and 206800; lived at 108 Countess Street, Accrington. [21A, 44, 164, 359]

TOWNSEND, Pte. Ernest, 22116; b. 1896 at Cloughfold, s. of John and Kate Townsend; lived at 39 Back Bank Street, Rawtenstall; e. 27th July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; posted to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (Salonika) 9th August 1916; dis. (sickness) 5th April 1917. [156, 263, 314, 355, 579]

Fred Townsend TOWNSEND, Cpl. Frederick (Fred) Charles, 15344; b. 1880 at Grimsbury, Northants.; e. 17th or 18th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Royal Flying Corps (later Royal Air Force) 26th January 1918 as 2/A.M. 134298 and aptd. A/Cpl. (unpaid) on the same day; pmtd. Cpl. 2nd April 1918; lived at 12 Manor Street, Accrington; marriage to Sarah Dalrymple registered Q4 1919 at Hackney; dis. 30th April 1920. [3, 21A, 44, 116, 263, 299, 359, 378, 396]

Left: Fred Townsend. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

TOWNSEND, Sgt. Thomas, 15313; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. to a commission in the Indian Army 29th March 1918; lived at 58 Pickup Street, Clayton-le-Moors; d. 17th October 1934 (47). [3, 21B, 44, 113, 359, 589]

Richard Townson TOWNSON, Pte. Richard, 18061; b. Colne, s. of Henry (Harry) and Ellen Townson; bapt. 27th February 1898 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Colne; (Harry joined Accrington & Burnley Howitzers after his son enlisted); e. between 21st and 26th January 1915; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 1st Bn., Cambridgeshire Regt. as 330800; lived at 10 Aspen Lane, Oswaldtwistle; k.i.a. 26th September 1917 (19); comm. Tyne Cot Memorial. [3, 21E, 37, 144, 178, 284, 359, 396, 420, 421]

Left: Richard Townson. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 6th November 1917.

Edwin Tregartha TREGARTHA, Pte. Edwin Charles, 18055; b. 31st May 1878 at Church, s. of Edward Tregartha; m. Mary Grace Barker 28th January 1899 at Clayton-le-Moors; lived at 204 Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 21st January 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th then to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. (wounds) 22nd November 1918. [3, 21E, 44, 113, 150, 253, 284, 299, 396, 552]

Left: Edwin Tregartha. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 22nd July 1916.

Reggie Tregurtha TREGURTHA, Pte. Reginald (Reggie), 17952; b. Church, s. of John and Cecely Tregurtha; birth registered Q1 1892; bro. of 28782 Fred Tregurtha (7th and 11th Bns., East Lancs. Regt.); e. 4th January 1915; w. September 1916; w. and gassed November 1917 (25); lived at 7 Hodgson Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 47, 150, 183, 219, 253, 284, 359, 454]

Left: Reggie Tregurtha. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 27th November 1917.

TUHEY, Pte. James, 15734; b. Burnley, s. of Bridget Tuhey; birth registered Q3 1891; e. 15th December 1908 and posted to 5th Lancers; posted to 12th Lancers 12th November 1909; dis. 7th February 1914; e. 21st September 1914 into Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; marriage to Alice Neil registered Q3 1915 at Burnley; lived at 12 Belford Street, Burnley; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 147, 217, 253, 284, 299, 355, 359, 377; 253 as TUEY]

TUTON, Pte. John Henry, 27300 (formerly 489, 12th (3rd Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10315 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Hull, s. of George and Ester Tuton; birth registered Q4 1893; lived at 9 Wells Street, Newington, Hull; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 147, 221, 253, 284, 377]

TWELVETREES, 2/Lt. Bernard; b. 25th March 1893 at Chorlton-cum-Hardy, s. of Edwin Harper Twelvetrees and Bertha Twelvetrees; e. 23rd September 1914 as Pte. 15977 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. L/Cpl. 20th February 1915; aptd. Cpl. 26th June 1915 (confirmed 19th July 1915); aptd. A/Sgt. 15th July 1916; confirmed in rank of Sgt. 18th December 1916; left for England as candidate for a commission 22nd February 1917; posted to Officer Cadet Bn., Pirbright 7th April 1917; dis. having been granted a commission as 2/Lt. 3rd Bn., Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regt.) 31st July 1917; joined 1st/4th Bn., Oxford & Bucks. Light Infantry 22nd September 1917; attd. to 1st/5th Bn., Gloucestershire Regt. 29th September 1917; k.i.a. 4th October 1917 (24); bd. Dochy Farm New Brit. Cem. [3, 21D, 37, 152, 219]

TYRE, Pte. Herbert, 20983; b. Colne, s. of Wilkinson and Sarah Ann Tyre; birth registered Q3 1896; lived at 2 Williams Street, Colne; e. 21st June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 30th March 1916; w. 18th June 1917 and hospitalised in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 19th November 1917; transferred to Labour Corps 25th February 1918 as 529748; dis. (wounds) from 295th R.L. Company 16th April 1918 (22). [253, 263, 284, 314, 355, 579]

TYSON, Pte. Arthur, 16055; b. 16th February 1894 at Preston, s. of James and Mary Ann Tyson; marriage to Lilias Emila Steadman registered Q1 1914 at Burnley; brother-in-law of 15728 Albert Nixon; lived at 31 Robinson Street, Burnley; e. 25th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (22); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 37, 129, 205, 217, 284, 359, 520]

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