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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; adm. The County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans (scabies) 2nd October 1916, and discharged back to duty 19th October 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, 608]

[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, 608]

SCHOFIELD, Cpl. James Hartley, 15754; b. 29th July 1884 at Burnley, s. of Thomas and Mary Schofield; marriage to Margaret Crossley registered Q4 1905 at Burnley; lived at 20 Leyland Road, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914 (previously served for 49 days from 13th August 1901 with 6th Bn., Manchester Regt. as Pte., 8750); w. 1st/2nd July 1916; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., left leg) 4th July 1916 (32), and transferred to hospital ship on the same day; transferred to Labour Corps as 422805. [3, 21D, 156, 164, 284, 299, 359, 396, 608, 613, 618]

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; w. prob. 31st October 1916 and hospitalized in U.K.; transferred to Labour Corps as 561774; dis. (wounds) 22nd February 1919; marriage (1) to Audrey Stacey Wilkinson (born as Wilkerson) registered Q3 1922 at Haslingden; marriage (2) to Ellen Partlin 16th November 1957 at the Register Office, Haslingden; d. 16th December 1957 (62) at his home of 19 Oak Street, Accrington. [21A, 88, 263, 284, 299, 314, 321, 552, 604]

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; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (I.C.T., feet) 28th March 1916, and discharged back to duty 14th April 1916; w. 27th May 1916; adm. The County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans (G.S.W., thorax) 1st July 1916, and discharged back to duty on 5th August 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 191228; lived at 55 Dill Hall Lane, Church. [21B, 44, 150, 253, 263, 284, 359, 608]

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; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (I.C.T., legs) 8th December 1916, and transferred to ambulance train two days later; 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, 608]

SHARPLES, Pte. John, 15458; e. 18th September 1914; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (nephritis) 28th March 1916 (20), and discharged back to duty on 4th April 1916. [3, 21D, 359, 375, 608]

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; adm. No. 31 Ambulance Train (influenza) 31st October 1918, and discharged back to duty on the same day; d. sickness 22nd February 1919 (25); bd. Brindle (St. James') Churchyard. [3, 4, 21C, 133, 150, 219, 359, 608]

Left: Joseph Sharples. Photograph courtesy of Fred Sharples.

SHARPLES, Pte. Percy, 15147; b. 31st January 1897 at Accrington, s. of Thomas and Hannah Sharples; e. 15th September 1914; adm. The County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans (P.U.O.) 2nd October 1916, and discharged back to duty on 11th January 1917; transferred to Royal Engineers as 300879; marriage to Nancy Hindle registered Q1 1922 at Haslingden. [21A, 164, 299, 359, 580, 608]

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; adm. The County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans (G.S.W., right buttock and right arm) 16th August 1916, and discharged back to duty 31st October 1916; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d. 6th July 1921 (suicide at age 24). [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 284, 359, 608]

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 July 1916; adm. No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station (G.S.W., shoulder and face) 1st July 1916 (19), and transferred to ambulance train two days later; transferred to 52nd Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as 114507; d. 13th February 1919 (22); bd. Burnley Cem. [37, 284, 400, 401, 608]

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/2nd July 1916 (18); adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., right thigh) 4th July 1916, and transferred to hospital ship on the same day; 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, 608]

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/2nd July 1916; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., right leg) 4th July 1916, and transferred to hospital ship on the same day; 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, 608]

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; adm. No. 4 Stationary Hospital, Arques (sickness) 11th January 1918, and discharged back to duty on 2nd February 1918; lived at 21 Wade Street, Church; d. 30th May 1960 at Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 284, 299, 310, 332, 359; 608 as SHERBURN]

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; adm. No. 4 Stationary Hospital, Arques (G.S.W., face and head) 30th June 1918, and transferred to ambulance train on 3rd July 1918. [3, 20, 21C, 51, 219, 253, 284, 359, 416, 608]

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.; adm. No. 18 General Hospital, Camiers (old leg injury, slight) 2nd August 1918 (23), and transferred to convalescent deport nine days later. [3, 7, 104, 263, 355, 375, 396, 608]

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; adm. No. 4 Stationary Hospital, Arques (dermatitis) 23rd December 1918 (23), and transferred to ambulance train seven days later. [3, 21E, 219, 359, 608]

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; adm. No. 4 Stationary Hospital, Arques (P.U.O.) 9th April 1917, and discharged back to duty nine days later . [3, 21D, 219, 284, 325, 359, 608]

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, 608]

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; adm. 149th Field Ambulance (scabies) 16th September 1917 (27), and discharged back to duty five days later; transferred to 1st/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21C, 219, 359, 608]

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; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (shock) 4th July 1916, and transferred to hospital ship two days later; dis. (shellshock) 24th August 1917 (26); lived at 37 Franklin Street, Blackburn. [3, 21D, 219, 232, 250, 253, 284, 396, 552, 608]

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/2nd July 1916 (27); adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., left arm) 4th July 1916, and transferred to hospital ship on the same day; dis. 22nd January 1919 (wounds). [3, 21A, 43, 113, 116, 284, 314, 396, 608]

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

SMITH, Pte. George Enderbee, 20998; b. 25th February 1897 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Richard and Annie Smith; lived at 14 Birtwistle Street, Accrington; e. 24th June 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10773; adm. No. 4 Stationary Hospital, Arques (dental caries) 11th October 1916 (19), and discharged back to duty ten days later; adm. Lord Derby War Hospital, Warrington (sickness) 21st March 1918. [263, 284, 355, 359, 579, 608, 613]

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; adm. from No. 17 Ambulance Train to No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., left hand) 3rd July 1916, and transferred to hospital ship on the same day; 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, 608]

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. 9th April 1894 at Wheelton, s. of Richard and Jane Snape; lived at Kenyon Lane, Heapey; e. 14th or 15th June 1915; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (I.C.T., feet) 28th March 1916 (21), and discharged back to duty three days later; w. with Z Company on 1st/2nd July 1916 (22); adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., right hand) 3rd July 1916, and transferred to hospital ship on the following day; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; marriage to Clara Westhead registered Q4 1927 at Chorley. [20, 219, 284, 299, 359, 396, 552, 579, 608]

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; b. Burnley, s. of Charlie and Susannah Spencer; lived at 9 March Street, Burnley; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; attd. 9th Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. when adm. No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station (dental caries) 5th September 1916 (30); dis. back to duty 11th September 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 630581. [3, 21D, 156, 164, 217, 284, 359, 396, 608]

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; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (I.C.T., feet) 28th March 1916 (31), and discharged back to duty on 4th April 1916; w. August 1916; dis. (wounds) 13th October 1916. [3, 21D, 150, 219, 314, 608]

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; adm. No. 28 General Hospital, Harman Kevi, Salonika (malaria) 4th November 1918 (25). [263, 355, 359, 579, 608]

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; adm. No. 34 Casualty Clearing Station (ankle sprain) 23rd February 1918; 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, 608]

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; adm. No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station (myalgia) 2nd December 1916 (33), and transferred to ambulance train two days later; dis. to commission 25th June 1918. [3, 21B, 113, 221, 253, 284, 299, 359, 608]

STOTT, Pte. Alfred, 15472; e. 18th September 1914; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (I.C.T., feet) 28th March 1916 (35), and discharged back to duty on 6th April 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; adm. from No. 17 Ambulance Train to No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., right hand) 3rd July 1916 (36), and transferred to hospital ship on the same day; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 219, 359, 396, 608]

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; m. Hettie Alice Noakes 21st March 1925 at York, Ontario. [3, 21D, 38, 219, 284, 359, 511, 512, 634]

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

Military Medal citation: Lce-Cpl. W. A. Stuart, linesman signaller, did especially fine work under heavy artillery and machine gun fire on April 12-13 at his forward lines between battalion headquarters and company headquarters. He salved sufficient wire to establish communication, and though the line was continually broken, he never failed to repair it, thereby maintaining communications from battalion headquarters to company headquarters throughout the engagement. He showed a fine example of devotion to duty, and his efforts undoubtedly contributed largely to the success of the defence on 13th April. [512]

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; b. 28th September 1895 at Burnley, s. of James and Mary Ellen Talbot; lived at 24 Gillowe Street, Burnley; e. 23rd September 1914; adm. No. 3 Casualty Clearing Station (I.C.T., feet) 28th March 1916 (20), and transferred to ambulance train on 12th April 1916; dis. (sickness) 17th June 1916; d. 17th February 1922. [3, 21D, 113, 284, 314, 608, 619, 620]

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.

Jack Terry TERRY, Pte. John (Jack), 15973; b. Burnley, s. of William (Willie) and Kate Terry; birth registered Q4 1898 at Burnley; e. 23rd September 1914; lived at 28 Thorn Street, Burnley; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 (17); adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., chest) 3rd July 1916, and transferred to hospital ship twenty-six days later; transferred to Worcester Regt. as 47975; dis. 12th June 1917 (wounds). [3, 21D, 156, 217, 253, 263, 284, 314, 359, 411, 608, 621]

Left: Jack Terry. Photograph courtesy of Jack's granddaughter, Terryl MacAllister.

THACKER, Pte. Arthur, 27330 (formerly 10157 Army Cycl. Corps); b. 30th June 1894 at Sutton-on-Hull, s. of Robert and Mary Thacker; lived at No. 2 Springfield Villas, Morley Street, Stoneferry, Hull; w. 1st-5th July 1916; hospitalised 29th November 1917; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 161253; with 252nd Bn., Machine Gun Corps when adm. No. 82 Casualty Clearing Station, Bakharitza, Russia (sickness) 11th December 1918 (24). [253, 284, 355, 411, 552, 608, 622]

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; with 238th Machine Gun Company when adm. The County of Middlesex War Hospital, Napsbury, St. Albans (gassed, shell) 19th October 1917 (34), and discharged back to duty 27th November 1917. [21A, 164, 359, 608]

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; adm. Queen Alexandra's Military Hospital, Millbank, London (G.S.W., right hand) 6th July 1916 (31); dis. (wounds) 4th September 1917. [3, 21E, 113, 282, 314, 608]

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; b. Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; marriage to Mabel Minnie Darbyshire registered Q4 1915 at Chorley; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre ( shock) 3rd July 1916 (30), and discharged back to duty (convalescent depot) on the following day; transferred to 12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Bn., Manchester Regt. as 44661; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (influenza) 12th December 1916 (30); k.i.a. 31st March 1918 (32); comm. Arras Memorial. [3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 164, 299, 359, 377, 396, 608]

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. 25th October 1892 at Carnamuff, Co. Londonderry, s. of Robert and Mary Ann Thompson; lived at 166 Moor Road, Chorley; w. with Y Company on 1st July 1916; adm. No. 11 Casualty Clearing Station (G.S.W., face) 1st July 1916 (23), transferred to No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., nose and jaw), then to hospital ship on 5th July 1916; w. with Y Company 8th May 1917; adm. No. 18 General Hospital, Camiers (G.S.W., left buttock and ankle, left shoulder) 9th May 1917, and transferred to hospital ship nine days later; 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, 608, 623]

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; b. 17th December 1870 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of Robert Spencer Townley and Mary Jane Townley; m. Ada Hirst 29th October 1892 at St. Peter's Church, Accrington; e. 19th September 1914; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre 17th April 1916 (45), and discharged back to duty (convalescent camp) on the following day; transferred to Royal Engineers as Spr., WR/202718 and 206800; lived at 108 Countess Street, Accrington. [21A, 44, 164, 284, 359, 370, 371, 608]

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.; adm. H.M. Hospital Ship Assaye at Shat-el-Arab (pleurisy) 15th December 1916 (29), disembarking at Bombay five days later; 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, 608]

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/2nd July 1916; adm. No. 2 General Hospital, Le Havre (G.S.W., right thigh) 4th July 1916, and transferred to hospital ship on the same day; 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, 608]

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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