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

UNSWORTH, Pte. Herbert, 15866 (a battalion cook); b. 9th December 1888 at Duxbury, s. of Edward and Sarah Jane Unsworth; m. Sarah Ellen Wane 8th February 1909 at Chorley; lived at 3 New Hall Street, Pendlebury; e. 22nd September 1914; asked to take part in 1st July 1916 attack; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (27); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 21C, 37, 147, 150, 284, 359, 415]

UTTLEY, Pte. Jonathan, 15974; b. 24th April 1893 at Burnley, s. of Alfred and Sarah Uttley; marriage to Janet Armer on 13th May 1913 registered at Skipton; e. 23rd September 1914; left battalion 2nd September 1916 (P.U.O.) and returned to England 19th October 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 24th January 1917; joined 6th Bn., East Lancs. in Mesopotamia 31st May 1917; hospitalized with malaria 30th October 1917; demob. 13th November 1919; lived at 30 Main Street, Kelbrook, Colne. [3, 21D, 219, 221, 250, 253, 284, 299, 552]

Richard Uttley UTTLEY, Pte. Richard, 15832; b. Burnley, s. of James Albert and Margaret Ann Uttley; lived at 95 Plumbe Street, Burnley; e. 22nd September 1914; Machine Gun Section; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (22); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21B, 147, 217, 294, 359]

Left: Richard Uttley. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 28th April 1917, courtesy of Denis Otter.

VARLEY, Pte. James, 15091; b. Clitheroe, s. of Job and Margaret Varley; birth registered Q1 1890; lived at 69 Wall Street, Blackburn; m. Amelia Dunn 19th July 1913 at Holy Trinity Church, Blackburn; e. 14th September 1914; w. 27th May 1916 (shell shock) and hospitalized in U.K.; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 24th January 1917; transferred to 5th Bn., Worcestershire Regt. 8th February 1917; transferred to 13th (Works) Bn. (later 3rd Labour Bn.), Devonshire Regt. 3rd/4th April 1917; posted to 622 H.S. Employment Coy. 11th August 1917; posted to 632 H.S. Employment Coy. 12th January 1918; transferred to Tank Corps as 309791 13th March 1918; demob. 20th March 1919. [3, 21B, 253, 262, 263, 284]

VARLEY, Pte. James, 16080; e. 13th October 1914; w. November 1916; dis. (wounds) 30th July 1917. [21D, 314]

VERNEY, Pte. James Augustus, 27301; s. of James and Ada Sarah Verney; lived at 12 Goodwin Street, Hull; e. into 11th (2nd Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. 7th September 1914 (20) as Pte., 35; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10145; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; w. 21st June 1916 (GSW, lung) and hospitalised in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October 1916 as 3/35456; returned to France and posted to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining battalion on 1st December 1916; hospitalised in England 18th June 1917; dis. (wounds) 6th August 1917; d. 1st November 1918. [120, 156, 263, 355]

WADDINGTON, A/W.O.II Harry, 15209; b. 1894/5 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of William and Janet McVittie Waddington; lived at 2 Arthur Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 15th September 1914; w. November 1916; k.i.a. 28th June 1918 (24); comm. Ploegsteert Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 147, 150, 284, 359]

WADE, Pte. Frederick Rowland, 27302 (formerly 407 16th (1st Bradford) Bn., West Yorks. Regt. and 9845 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Bradford, Yorks., s. of Joseph John Wade and Annie Wade; birth registered Q4 1885; lived at 1 Birk Lea Street, West Bowling, Bradford; m. Lucy Annie Millen 8th May 1915 at Park Chapel, near Cross Street, Bradford; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 37, 147, 253, 284, 377, 521]

WAGER, Cpl. Thomas William, 15598; b. 18th May 1894 at Battersea, s. of Thomas Richard Wager and Clara Martha Wager; e. 19th or 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; lived at 40 Victoria Street, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 284, 359, 400, 525]

WAINE, Pte. Percy, 18970; b. Clayton-le-Moors, s. of David and Mary Ann Waine; lived at 290 Dill Hall Lane, Church; e. 8th February 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 17th September 1917 (22). [3, 21E, 113, 284, 314, 396]

WALKER, Col. Sgt. James, 15069; lived at 61 Colne Road, Burnley; e. 14th September 1914. [3, 21D, 217, 359, 375]

WALKER, Pte. Lionel; b. 1896 at Dewsbury, s. of Herbert and Mary Alice Walker; lived at 83 Tentre Street, Burnley; transferred to 13th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 57031; dis. from 9th Bn., Manchester Regt. [21D, 263, 355, 597, 598]

WALKER, Pte. Thomas Arthur, 15068; b. Burnley, s. of Jane Walker; birth registered Q3 1884; m. Isabel Fenton 4th July 1908 at St. Peter's Church, Burnley; e. 14th September 1914 (previously served with 2nd V.B. East Lancs. Regt.); posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 13th May 1915 and to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 11th February 1916; w. 18th October 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 348198 and later to Royal Defence Corps as 78970; hospitalized (sickness) in Scotland May 1918; lived at 2 Harold Street, Burnley. [21D, 221, 232, 253, 263, 284, 299, 355, 465]

WALL, Pte. J. [21B]

Edwin Walmsley WALMSLEY, Pte. Edwin, 15865; b. 7th September 1893 at Whittle-le-Woods, s. of Robert and Elizabeth Walmsley; lived at Ribblesdale Terrace, Whittle-le-Woods; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn., Dorset Regt. as 25124 and later to Labour Corps as 432292; dis. 9th April 1919; d. 6th August 1971 at Chorley. [3, 20, 21C, 250, 282, 284, 523]

Left: Edwin Walmsley. Photograph courtesy of Tony Hawkins.

WALMSLEY, Sgt. Frederick Albert, 15260; b. 21st June 1877 at Accrington, s. of James Henry Walmsley and Mary Margaret Walmsley; m. Alice Oakton 7th April 1900 at Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 4 Timber Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 284, 359, 518, 524]

WALMSLEY, L/Cpl. James M.S.M., 15047; e. 14th September 1914; lived at 49A Royds Street, Accrington; award of M.S.M. gazetted 3rd June 1919. [3, 21A, 38, 44, 150, 359, 428]

WALMSLEY, W.O. II John, 15210; e. 15th September 1914; w. (shellshock) 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 515858. [3, 21B?, 164, 359, 413]

WALMSLEY, Pte. John Robinson, 15094; b. 2nd January 1873 at Great Harwood, s. of Henry and Mary Walmsley; m. (1) Lilian Holden 2nd January 1892 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood; m. (2) Mary Ann Pass 26th October 1895 at St. Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood; lived at Greaves Street, Great Harwood; e. 14th September 1914; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th August 1915; dis. 22nd November 1915. [21B, 164, 250, 330, 506; 223 as WALMSLEY, John Robt.]

WALMSLEY, L/Cpl. Robert, 15880; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Res. Bn.) ca. March 1916; transferred to The King's (Liverpool Regt.) Labour Bn. as 130682 ca. August 1916; dis. (sickness) 25th June 1917; lived at 8 Audley Street, Blackburn. [21C, 250]

WALMSLEY, Pte. Tom, 15459; e. 18th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 17th October 1916. [3, 21C, 219, 314]

WALSH, Pte. J. [21A]

James Walsh WALSH, Pte. James, 15151; b. Accrington, s. of Joseph and Mary Walsh; lived at 10 Hindle Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (29); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 129, 276, 284, 359]

Left: James Walsh. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

WALSH, Pte. John, 15452; e. 18th September 1914. [20, 21C, 219, 359]

WALSH, Pte. Thomas, 22105; b. 1892/3 at Haslingden; m. Catherine Tighe 20th June 1914 at St. Marie's Roman Catholic Church, Haslingden; lived at 10 Pleasant Street, Haslingden; e. 6th July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (B.E.F., France) 23rd June 1916; attd. 12th Prisoner of War Coy., joining unit on 7th September 1916; transferred to Labour Corps 15th July 1918 as 573600; demob. 17th April 1919. [263, 355, 359, 579]

WALTON, Pte. Ezra, 27303; b. Staincross, Barnsley, s. of Reuben Ezra Walton and Mary Ann Walton; birth registered Q4 1891; m. Annie Beecroft 25th March 1913 at St. John the Baptist Church, Barnsley; lived at 21 Duke Street, Barnsley; e. into 14th (2nd Barnsley) Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. as Pte., 400 1st February 1915; transferred to Army Cycl. Corps as 10491; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916, joining battalion on 25th May 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and hospitalized in U.K.; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th September 1916, then joined 9th Bn., East Lancashire Regt. in Salonika on 19th December 1916; w. 25th May 1917 and 19th September 1918; demob. 6th March 1919; death registered Q3 1946 at Barnsley. [3, 7, 253, 262, 284, 324, 339, 375, 396]

WALTON, Pte. John, 16072; b. Blackburn, s. of Alice Ann Walton; lived at 6 Freckleton Street, Blackburn; e. 24th September 1914 (25); dis. (rheumatism) 10th October 1914. [355]

WALTON, Pte. John, 15881; e. 22nd September 1914; served with 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in Egypt, and in France until 16th April 1917; transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 75672. [21C, 359, 433]

WALTON, Pte. John Arthur, 16046; b. Burnley, s. of Robert and Elizabeth Walton; birth registered Q2 1879; lived at Willow Bank, Burnley; e. 24th September 1914. [3, 21D, 51, 217, 219, 253, 284, 359]

WALTON, Sgt. Thomas James, 16049 and 7427; b. 22nd December 1869 at Blackburn, s. of Thomas and Betsey Walton; m. Mary Young 8th December 1894 at St. Alban's Church, Blackburn; lived at 349 Whalley New Road, Blackburn; e. 25th September 1914 (previously served 22½ years with 1st Bn., East Lancs. Volunteers and Territorials); pmtd. Sgt. 26th September 1914; Sergeant Cook; dis. (sickness) from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 12th May 1916. [21D, 250, 314, 526]

WALTON, Pte. W. [21D]

WARBURTON, Pte. John, 27304 (formerly 10494 Army Cycl. Corps); e. 29th March 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. 26th November 1917 (sickness) aged 37 years, 278 days. [3, 7, 47, 314, 375, 396]

William Warburton WARBURTON, Pte. William D.C.M., 17922; b. 1886 at Oswaldtwistle; marriage to Caroline Huby registered Q4 1906 at Haslingden; lived at 18 Victoria Street, Church; e. 24th December 1914; D.C.M. awarded for conspicuous courage and gallantry on 1st July 1916; w. 8th August 1916; dis. (wounds) 1st November 1917 (31). [3, 21E, 38, 219, 284, 299, 314, 542]

Left: William Warburton. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th September 1916.

James Ward WARD, Pte. James, 16001; b. Accrington; s. of William and Esther Thomas Ward; marriage to Harriet Alice Houlker registered Q2 1914 at Haslingden; lived at 28 Lydia Street, Accrington; e. 24th September 1914; d.o.w. 24th July 1916 (23); bd. Accrington Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 58, 147, 195, 299, 359, 396]

Left: James Ward. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 5th August 1916.

WARD, Pte. John Edward, 15351; b. Blackburn, s. of Thomas and Alice Ward; birth registered Q1 1895; lived at 64 Cowell Street, Blackburn; e. 17th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (22); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21C, 37, 147, 253, 284, 359]

Vincent Edward Wardleworth WARDLEWORTH, Pte. Vincent Edward, 15152; b. at Accrington, s. of William Edward Wardleworth and Rachel Wardleworth; birth registered Q2 1889; lived at 207 Burnley Road, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and later to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 7th June 1917 (28); bd. Croonaert Chapel Cem., Wytschaete. [2, 3, 4, 12, 21A, 37, 116, 129, 253, 284, 359, 396]

Left: Vincent Edward Wardleworth. Photograph courtesy of Phil Brooks.
Full photograph

WARING, Pte. Daniel, 15677; b. 24th May 1883 at Chorley, s. of James and Elizabeth Waring; bapt. 1st July 1883 at St. George's Church, Chorley; marriage to Martha Alice Rigby registered Q2 1908 at Chorley; lived at 83 Hollinshead Street, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 214943; dis. (wounds) from 364 Labour Coy. 2nd April 1918 (35). [3, 20, 21C, 47, 263, 282, 284, 299, 314, 357, 552]

WARING, Pte. Thomas Edwin, 15882; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to 9th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers as 75448; demob. 28th March 1919. [21C, 359, 527, 528]

WARING, Pte. William, 15678; e. 21st September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 359]

WARWICK, Pte. Harry, 15460; e. 18th September 1914. [3, 21D, 359, 375]

WATERHOUSE, Pte. George, 27305 (formerly 10140 Army Cycl. Corps); w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 9th and 2/5th Bns., East Lancs. Regt. before ending service with 2nd Bn., Royal Munster Fusiliers as 18612; demob. 31st March 1920. [7, 411, 488]

Richard Watmough WATMOUGH, Pte. Richard, 15968; b. 28th December 1891 at Chorley, s. of William and Margaret Helen Watmough; lived at 9 Carr Lane, Chorley; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 12th Bn., to 3rd Bn. (as 35423), to 7th Bn., and to 3rd Bn. before rejoining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. saving a comrade, 28th June 1918; bd. Aval Wood Mil. Cem., Vieux-Berquin. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 147, 150, 156, 284, 398]

Left: Richard Watmough. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

WATSON, Capt. Andrew Gordon; b. 4th October 1875 at Southport, s. of Hugh Watson; served in South African Campaign 1900-2 as a civil surgeon; m. Clementina MacDonald 8th September 1906 at Inverness; lived at 50 Rock Mount, Whalley Road, Accrington; aptd. Capt. 11th September 1914; transferred to R.A.M.C. June 1916; d. 15th October 1949 at Bath. [3, 9, 10, 21A, 101, 253, 284, 310, 529, 530, 552]

WATSON, Lt. George; b. 9th March 1888 at Accrington, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Watson; lived at 139 Avenue Parade, Accrington; e. as Gunner L261, 158th (Accrington & Burnley) Bde., R.F.A. 17th February 1915; aptd. Bomb. 23rd February 1915, Cpl. 17th March 1915 & Sgt. 5th June 1915; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th/24th July 1915; joined 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. following illness in November/December 1915; transferred as Lt. to 2nd H.S. Bn., N. Staffs. Regt. 4th November 1916 & later to Royal Defence Corps before joining 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in May 1918; demobilized 28th July 1919. [9, 87, 284]

WATSON, Pte. Harry, 24887; b. 1st August 1886 at Great Harwood, s. of Charles and Mary Ann Watson; lived at 221 Olive Lane, Darwen; transferred from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (29); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 129, 284, 330]

WATSON, Cpl. Harry, 27293; b. 11th March 1888; m. Maria Naylor 25th December 1907 at Gawber Parish Church; lived at Poplar Buildings, Higham, Barnsley; e. into 14th (2nd Barnsley) Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. 4th March 1915 as 785; pmtd. Cpl. 1st April 1915; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10950; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; w. (shell) 1st July 1916; posted to 47th Training Reserve Bn. 16th November 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd January 1917; transferred to Army Reserve 22nd February 1917; dis. (wounds) 16th August 1917. [3, 7, 263, 314, 355, 375, 396]

WATSON, Pte. James Allan, 24797; b. Winewall, Trawden, s. of Dixon and Ann Watson; lived at 29 Winewall Lane, near Colne; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (28); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 37, 147, 284]

WATSON, Pte. Robert Henry, 16025; e. 24th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 18th February 1916. [20, 21C, 314]

WATTS, L/Cpl. John Thomas, 15636; e. 21st September 1914; lived at Benjamin Row, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 359]

WEBB, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 24153; b. Burnley, s. of John George Webb and Jane Webb; birth registered Q2 1893; lived at 10 Gillowe Street, Burnley; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (23) having been in the Army only eleven weeks; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 147, 253, 284, 592]

WEBBER, Sgt. Arthur, 15176; e. 15th September 1914. [3, 21D, 219, 359]

WEBSTER, Pte. F. [21A]

WEBSTER, Pte. Henry, 18062; b. Liverpool, s. of Henry and Mary Ann Webster; lived at 305 Union Road, Oswaldtwistle; e. between 21st and 26th January 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (28); bd. Serre Road Cem. No.2, Beaumont Hamel. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 51, 147, 284, 359]

John Thomas Webster WEBSTER, Pte. John Thomas, 15579; b. 3rd August 1883 at Burnley, s. of Arthur Thomas Webster and Susannah Webster; marriage to Mary Alice Hargreaves registered Q4 1904 at Burnley; e. 19th September 1914; lived at 48 Leyland Road, Burnley; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (32); dis. (wounds) 26th January 1917. [3, 21D, 206, 208, 219, 282, 284, 299, 314, 552]

Left: John Thomas Webster. Photograph from the Burnley News of 15th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

Clifford Wellington WELLINGTON, L/Cpl. Clifford, 15049; b. 16th June 1896 at Accrington, s. of John and Edith Jane Wellington; lived at 60 Maudsley St., Accrington; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to Royal Flying Corps and later to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; severely w. by shellfire November 1917 (21); dis. 8th May 1919 (wounds). [21A, 49, 113, 183, 284, 314]

Left: Clifford Wellington. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 27th November 1917.

WELLINGTON, Pte. J., 18064; e. between 21st and 26th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

Ernest West WEST, L/Cpl. Ernest, 15831; b. Newcastle-under-Lyme, s. of Arthur and Agnes Ann West; bro. of L/87 George William West (Accrington & Burnley Howitzers); lived at 45 Church Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914 (21); w. in left leg and ankle 1st July 1916; posted to 2nd/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 28th December 1916 as 242614; re-crossed to France 25th March 1917; w. in left elbow at Peronne 25th March 1918; re-crossed to France 6th September 1918, rejoining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; demob. 16th February 1919. [3, 21B, 113, 127, 150, 284, 396]

Left: Ernest West. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 26th August 1916.

WESTHEAD, Pte. Wilfred, 15679; b. 12th December 1893 at Whittle-le-Woods, s. of James and Ellen Westhead; lived at Lukes Row, Whittle-le-Woods; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 8th Bn. before returning to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; death registered Q2 1980 at Chorley. [3, 20, 21C, 121, 284, 324, 359]

WESTON, Pte. William Harold, 21991 (later 203619); b. Burnley, s. of John and Alice Weston; birth registered Q4 1893; lived at 110 Burnley Road, Harle Syke, Briercliffe; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th and 2nd/4th Bns., East Lancs. Regt. [151, 253, 284, 396, 398]

WESTWELL, Sgt. James Thomas, 17842; b. 8th June 1884; m. Ada Heywood 18th April 1908 at Clayton-le-Moors; e. 9th December 1914 (30); w. 28th June 1917; lived at 230 Dill Hall Lane, Accrington; transferred to Royal Air Force as Sgt., 301156 10th June 1918; dis. 30th April 1920. [3, 21E, 44, 299, 378, 552]

WESTWELL, Pte. W., 17915; e. between 22nd and 24th December 1914. [21E, 45, 359]

WESTWOOD, Pte. Harry Hammond, 15947; b. 1881/2 at Chaddesley Corbett, Worcestershire; marriage to Ada Pull registered Q4 1905 at Blackburn; e. 23rd September 1914; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 43 Sparth Road, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 284, 299, 359]

WHALLEY, Pte. B., 18053; e. 19th January 1915. [21E, 45, 359]

WHALLEY, Pte. Henry (Harry), 24434; b. Blackburn, s. of William Henry Whalley and Selina Whalley; lived at 1 Hope Street, Blackburn; e. 9th December 1915 (26); posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th May 1916, joining battalion on 24th June 1916; w. 9th August 1916 and hospitalized in France, rejoining battalion on 3rd December 1916; left battalion 7th January 1917 (myalgia), rejoining on 16th March 1917; w. 28th or 30th June 1917 and hospitalized in England; transferred to Labour Corps 5th June 1918 as 592019; transferred to 13th Bn., Border Regt. 26th June 1918; transferred to 300 Command Res. Coy., Royal Defence Corps 20th July 1918 as 82565; posted to 254 Coy., Royal Defence Corps 6th November 1918; dis. 22nd February 1919. [221, 284, 355]

WHALLEY, Pte. John William, 15758; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 1/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 15758, and to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 37570; lived at 12 Lowerhouse Fold, Burnley. [21D, 232, 359, 373]

Joe Whalley WHALLEY, Pte. Joseph (Joe), 15488; b. 1887/8 at Colne, s. of Hugh and Sarah Ann Whalley; lived at 38 Richmond Street, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 147, 156, 284, 359]

Left: Joe Whalley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

WHALLEY, Pte. Walter, 24151; b. Burnley, s. of James and Nancy Whalley; lived at 50 Lyndhurst Road, Burnley; attested 12th December 1915; mobilized 27th January 1916; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 29th January 1916; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 19th/20th April 1916, joining battalion on 19th May 1916; w. 19th June 1916; transferred to 17th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 43185 1st September 1916; k.i.a. 23rd April 1917 (22); bd. Wancourt Brit. Cem. [37, 263, 355, 398]

William Whatmough WHATMOUGH, Pte. William, 15948; e. 23rd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 9th April 1917. [3, 219, 314, 411]

Left: William Whatmough. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th August 1916.

Denis Whelan WHELAN, Pte. Denis, 15396; b. 1878/9 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Denis and Mary Whelan; m. Sarah Ann Berry 15th November 1902 at Blackburn; lived at 45 Sparth Road, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 17th September 1914; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 75th Training Res. Bn. 1st September 1916 and to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October 1916; posted to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35443 29th November 1916; w. prob. 22nd September 1917. [3, 21B, 51, 120, 228, 241, 284, 396]

Left: Denis Whelan. Photograph courtesy of Denis's granddaughter, Jean Sears.

WHELAN, Pte. George Ernest, 15477; b. Accrington, s. of Martin and Catherine Whelan; birth registered Q2 1894; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 13 Colliers Street, Oswaldtwistle. [21A, 44, 156, 219, 253, 284, 359]

Fred Whewell WHEWELL, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 17918; b. 10th April 1895 at Accrington, s. of James William and Mary Alice Whewell; e. between 22nd and 24th December 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn. (as 35419) before rejoining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 17 Holland Street, Accrington; friend of 15045 Frank Thomas; k.i.a. 27th March 1918 (22); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 21E, 37, 44, 49, 147, 188, 359, 396]

Left: Fred Whewell. Photograph courtesy of Ian Thomas.
Photograph of Fred Whewell and Frank Thomas

Herbert Whewell WHEWELL, Pte. Herbert, 15834; b. Accrington, s. of Shepherd and Ellen Whewell; birth registered Q4 1895; bro. of 15833 Shepherd Whewell; lived at 41 Nuttall Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (21); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 111, 253, 284, 359]

Left: Herbert Whewell. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

Shepherd Whewell WHEWELL, Pte. Shepherd, 15833; b. Accrington, s. of Shepherd and Ellen Whewell; birth registered Q3 1897; bro. of 15834 Herbert Whewell; lived at 41 Nuttall Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. (wounds) 5th November 1917. [3, 21B, 219, 253, 284, 314, 396]

Left: Shepherd Whewell. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

Fred Whipp WHIPP, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 15583; b. 28th November 1883 at Burnley, s. of John Thomas Whipp and Margaret Whipp; m. Maria Pickup 25th September 1909 at Holy Trinity Church, Habergham Eaves; lived at 2 Junction Street, Burnley; e. 19th September 1914 (previously served with 2nd East Lancs. Volunteers and 5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); dis. (medically unfit) 18th December 1914; re-enlisted 14th August 1916 and posted to 4th Bn., East Yorks. Regt.; crossed to France 1st January 1917 and posted to 13th Bn., East Yorks. Regt., joining battalion on 26th January 1917; transferred to 1st Bn., East Yorks. Regt. 8th February 1918 as 28685; k.i.a. 23rd October 1918 (34); comm. Vis-en-Artois Mem.; the last man from the original four companies to be killed in action. [37, 355, 379]

Left: Fred Whipp. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 23rd November 1918, courtesy of Mike Harwood and Denis Otter.

WHITEHEAD, Pte. Albert, 16003; b. Blackburn, s. of James and Elizabeth Whitehead; e. 24th September 1914; d. 5th April 1917 (31); bd. Merville Comm. Cem. Ext. [2, 3, 4, 21D, 37, 147, 359]

WHITEHEAD, Pte. Ernest Edward, 16028; b. Bowdon, Cheshire, s. of Richard Goulden Whitehead and Elizabeth Whitehead; birth registered Q2 1899; lived at South View, Salesbury, Blackburn; e. 24th September 1914; dis. (under-age) 6th December 1915 from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [21D as WHITEHEAD, T. E., 253, 284, 355]

Jack Whitehead WHITEHEAD, Pte. John (Jack), 17853; b. 1894 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of John Whitehead; lived at 8 Rishton Road, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 11th December 1914; demob. from X Company 18th March 1919. [3, 21E, 44, 121, 250]

Left: Jack Whitehead. Photograph courtesy of Simon Thurstan.
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WHITELEY, Pte. James, 15680; b. Chorley, s. of Thomas and Mary Jane Whiteley; birth registered Q1 1884; lived at 133 Pall Mall, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; aptd. L/Cpl. 15th July 1916; reverted to Pte. 11th November 1916; aptd. L/Cpl. 22nd December 1916; reverted to Pte. 23rd February 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 8th May 1917; posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th June 1917 before returning to 11th Bn. 4th July 1917; w. (gas) 5th September 1917 and returned to England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 19th March 1918; transferred to Manchester Regt. 21st June 1918 and then to Army Service Corps as T/408298 15th July 1918; dis. (sickness) 14th December 1918. [21C, 164, 221, 250, 253, 314]

WHITESMITH, Pte. Fred, 20939; lived at 15 Beaconsfield Street, Great Harwood; e. 2nd or 3rd June 1915; w. (shellshock) 1st-5th July 1916. [17, 223, 359, 375, 410, 579]

WHITMAN, Pte. W. [21B]

Earl Whittaker WHITTAKER, A/Sgt. Earl, 15735; b. Burnley, s. of Hargreaves and Sarah Alice Whittaker; birth registered Q3 1882; m. Elizabeth Alice Lord 5th August 1903 at Burnley; lived at 6 Branch Road, Burnley; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 27th March 1918 (36); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21D, 37, 119, 217, 253, 284, 359, 363]

Left: Earl Whittaker. Photograph courtesy of Gloria Bird.
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WHITTAKER, Capt. Harold Edgar; b. 7th November 1890 at Rishton, s. of John and Emily Whittaker; lived at Brookside, Wilpshire, Blackburn; e. 28th December 1914 as Pte. 19173 16th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. December 1914; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 12th November 1915; aptd. Lt. 1st March 1916; aptd. Capt. 1st June 1916; joined 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 7th November 1916; w. 28th January 1917 by gas shell near Bouchavesnes; m. Thelma Smithson 23rd April 1919 at South Shore Parish Church, Blackpool; d. 11th December 1962 (72). [3, 9, 10, 21E, 96, 97, 284, 310, 343, 348]

WHITTAKER, Pte. Harry, 17919; b. 22nd May 1888 at Oswaldtwistle, s. of George and Mary Jane Whittaker; e. between 22nd and 24th December 1914; lived at 44 Mill Hill, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 156, 284, 354, 359, 375]

WHITTAKER, Pte. Jacob, 20993; e. between 22nd and 24th June 1915. [263, 359, 579]

WHITTAKER, Pte. James W.; lived at 60 Pitt Street, Accrington. [21A, 150]

WHITTAKER, Pte. Richard Starkie, 15950; b. Padiham, s. of Jesse Garnett Whittaker and Mary Ellen Whittaker; birth registered Q4 1893; e. 23rd September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 514172 and posted to 5 Agricultural Coy. 19th February 1918; posted to 725 Coy., Labour Corps 28th August 1918; posted to 543 Agricultural Coy., Labour Corps 24th October 1918; demob. 15th March 1919; lived at 25 Thompson Street, Padiham. [21B, 156, 164, 221, 250, 253, 284, 299]

WHITTAKER, Pte. Thomas, 15949; b. Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Thomas and Emily Whittaker; lived at 42 Albert Street, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 23rd September 1914; k.i.a. 21st June 1916 (22); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 147, 163, 221, 359]

WHITTAKER, Pte. Wilfred, 18063; e. between 21st and 26th January 1915; invalided home in June 1916 and discharged in July 1916; lived at Oswaldtwistle; d. 21st May 1939 (52). [3, 21E, 113, 359, 588]

WHITTINGTON, Pte. Walter, 15919; e. 22nd September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 400656. [21B, 263, 359]

WHITTINGTON, Pte. William Henry, 15836; b. 27th July 1879 at Neston, Cheshire, s. of Richard and Maria Whittington; m. Mary Elizabeth Copley 3rd February 1901 at Owlerton, Sheffield; lived at 5 Avenue Parade, Accrington; e. 4th December 1914; dis. 26th October 1915. [21B, 51, 250]

WHITTLE, Pte. Harry, 16065; marriage to Wilhelmina Wilson registered Q4 1913 at Chorley; e. 26th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (25); transferred to Labour Corps as 228463; d. in motor-cycle accident, 1925. [20, 21C, 47, 282, 299, 359, 531]

WHITWORTH, Sgt. Joseph Henry, 22144 (musician); b. Littleborough, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Whitworth; birth registered Q1 1871; m. Caroline Jane Blunt 7th June 1894 at St. Peter's Church, Accrington; lived at 66 Devonshire Road, Chorley; e. 30th July 1915 having previously served with 1st and 4th Bns. The Loyal North Lancaster Regt; joined 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. at Ripon on 31st July 1915; pmtd. Sgt. 1st August 1915; served in France from 10th March 1916 to 4th January 1919; aptd. Sgt. Drummer 26th February 1918; demob. 16th February 1919. [20, 67, 219, 253, 284, 355, 370]

WIBDEN, Pte. Harry, 22145; b. Q2 1885 at Cloughfold, s. of John Thomas Wibden and Mary Wibden; lived at 49 Merry Trees, Cloughfold; e. 17th August 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 18th February 1916; transferred back to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 2nd March 1916; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (B.E.F., France) 4th July 1916; attd. to 17th Bn., Manchester Regt. 11th July 1916, transferring on 1st September 1916 as 43181; missing, k.i.a. 12th October 1916 (body recovered from the battlefield in April 1917 but subsequently lost); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [37, 284, 355, 579]

WIDDOP, Pte. Clarence, 15453; b. 23rd July 1897 at Leeds, s. of Henry and Elizabeth Ann Widdop; lived at 57 Lyons Lane, Chorley; e. 18th September 1914 (17); k.i.a. 1st July 1916; bd. Serre Road Cem. No.3, Serre. [2, 4, 21C, 147, 284, 359, 377, 532]

WIGFIELD, Pte. Harry, 27306; b. Round Green, Worsbrough, near Barnsley, s. of James and Martha Wigfield; birth registered Q4 1896 at Barnsley; e. into 14th (2nd Barnsley) Bn., York & Lancaster Regt. as Pte., 911 15th March 1915; transferred to Army Cycl. Corps as 10496 2nd October 1915; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916, joining battalion on 25th May 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and hospitalized in England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 4th December 1916; posted to Mesopotamian Expeditionary Force 12th April 1917, joining 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st May 1917; posted to India 27th March 1919, joining 18th Special Bn. at Kirkee 19th May 1919. [3, 7, 253, 282, 284, 353, 375]

WIGGAN, Pte. John James, 16047; b. 3rd October 1880 at Bell Busk, Yorks., s. of John and Mary Wiggan; marriage to Mary Jane Johns registered Q4 1904 at Burnley; lived at 3 Fould's Street, Barrowford; e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 18th November 1918; death at age 73 registered Q4 1953 at Nelson. [3, 21D, 51, 219, 253, 282, 299, 314, 324, 552]

WIGGANS, Pte. McIntyre, 15167; b. 20th January 1886 at Chorley, s. of John and Sarah Wiggans; marriage to Fanny Josephine Partington registered Q2 1907 at Chorley; lived at 11 Fielding Street, Chorley; e. 15th September 1914; death registered Q3 1955 at Chorley. [3, 20, 219, 284, 299, 324, 359, 494; 21C as McWIGGANS, T.]

WIGNALL, Pte. James, 24429; b. Cherry Tree, Blackburn, s. of John and Mary Ann Wignall; d.o.w. 9th August 1916 (24); bd. Ste. Marie Cem., Le Havre. [2, 37, 147, 150, 396]

WILCOCK, Pte. John, 15951; b. 1894 at Accrington, s. of Edward Wilcock; lived at 35 Persia Street, Accrington; e. 23rd September 1914; dis. (epilepsy) 14th July 1915. [21B, 250]

WILDING, Pte. Herbert, 15681; marriage to Emily Lancaster (sister of 15656 James Lancaster) registered Q2 1912 at Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; d. 1949. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 299, 359]

WILDING, Pte. Jack, 15454; e. 18th September 1914. [3, 21C, 219, 359]

WILDING, Pte. Thomas, 16067 (stretcher bearer); e. September or October 1914; w. (shellshock) 1st-5th July 1916. [3, 20, 21C, 219, 359, 411]

WILKINSON, Pte. Arthur, 15638; b. 1884/5 at Accrington; lived at 25 Barnes Street and 12 Sultan Street, Accrington; e. 21st September 1914 (served previously with 5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.); posted to Military Hosp., Whalley 8th July 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. 2nd April 1918; transferred to Army Service Corps, Motor Transport (Learner Driver) as M/396251 29th April 1918; dis. 22nd July 1918. [21B, 164, 250]

WILKINSON, Sgt. E. [21E]

WILKINSON, Pte. Fred, 20946; b. Great Harwood; husband of May; e. 7th July 1915; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 37, 147, 359, 377, 579]

WILKINSON, Pte. Harry, 17982; e. 7th January 1915; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 39 Washington Street, Accrington; d. 1968 (84). [3, 21E, 44, 116, 219, 281, 359]

WILKINSON, Pte. James Hargreaves; b. Accrington, s. of Cornelius Wilkinson; birth registered Q2 1871; m. Ann Smith 30th January 1897 at St. John the Evangelist Church, Accrington; lived at 73 Oswald Street, Accrington; d. 7th December 1916 (45); bd. Accrington Cem. [21B, 224, 253, 284, 340]

WILKINSON, A/Cpl. John, 15382; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of Joseph and Jane Wilkinson; birth registered Q2 1892; e. 17th September 1914; transferred to 13th Corps Headquarters; lived at 2 Milton Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21C, 44, 219, 253, 284, 359]

WILKINSON, Pte. John, 24511; w. 1st-5th July 1916. [375, 396]

WILKINSON, Pte. Richard, 17881; b. 12th July 1877 at Padiham; marriage to Margaret Ann Walker registered Q4 1904 at Blackburn; e. 15th or 16th December 1914; lived at 2 Back Jacob Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 219, 284, 299, 359, 552]

WILKINSON, Pte. William, 20988; b. 22nd June 1879; lived at 1 Bank Street, Haslingden; e. 22nd June 1915; dis. 3rd September 1915. [355, 579]

Harold Willans WILLANS, Pte. Harold Stanley, 15912; s. of William and Mary Willans; lived at Arnside, Halifax Road, Nelson; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 22nd December 1916 (26); bd. Le Touret Mil. Cem., Richebourg-l'Avoue. [2 as WILLIAMS, H.S., 3, 21D, 37, 147, 217, 284, 287, 359, 396]

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

WILLIAMS, 2/Lt. Arthur Sidney; aptd. 2/Lt. 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 5th May 1915; attd. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th June 1916; w. 1st-5th July 1916. [10, 11, 12]

George Gabriel Williams WILLIAMS, Lt. George Gabriel; b. 5th June 1886 at Accrington, s. of Gabriel and Bessie Matilda Williams; e. 14th September 1914 as Pte. 15050; aptd. Orderly Room Sgt. 7th October 1914; aptd. 2/Lt. 7th December 1914; aptd. Lt. 20th June 1915; w. leading Third Wave of attack, 1st July 1916; transferred to Royal Engineers Anti-Gas School, Etaples as instructor 30th November 1917; lived at 59 Avenue Parade, Accrington; d. of bronchial pneumonia 24th February 1919 (32); bd. Etaples Mil. Cem. [3, 4, 8, 9, 21E, 31, 37, 44, 49, 164]

Left: George Gabriel Williams. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

WILLIS, Pte. Arthur, 20933; e. on or shortly before 2nd June 1915. [263, 359, 579]

WILMINGTON, Pte. Ernest, 17965; b. 11th September 1882 at Accrington, s. of James and Susan Wilmington; bro. of 17993 Luke Wilmington and 15153 Tom Wilmington; marriage to Jane Hannah Ingham registered Q2 1906 at Haslingden; e. 5th January 1915; lived at 62 Lodge Street, Accrington; transferred to 6th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; death at age 58 registered Q3 1940 at Haslingden. [3, 21E, 44, 49, 121, 284, 299, 324, 359]

WILMINGTON, Pte. Luke, 17993; b. 17th May 1880 at Accrington, s. of James and Susan Wilmington; bro. of 17965 Ernest Wilmington and 15153 Tom Wilmington; marriage to Melinda (Linda) Birtwistle registered Q4 1901 at Haslingden; e. 9th January 1915; lived at 12 Melbourne Street, Accrington; death at age 79 registered Q2 1960 at Clitheroe. [3, 21E, 44, 49, 219, 284, 299, 324, 359]

WILMINGTON, Pte. Thomas (Tom), 15153; b. 8th May 1875 at Accrington, s. of James and Susan Wilmington; bro. of 17965 Ernest Wilmington and 17993 Luke Wilmington; marriage to Obedience Rushton registered Q2 1902 at Haslingden; e. 15th September 1914; released to munitions work, 1915; lived at 4 Wilfred Street, Accrington; death at age 72 registered Q3 1947 at Haslingden. [3, 21A, 39, 44, 284, 299, 322, 324, 359]

WILSON, Pte. Henry, 7434 and 15682; b. 1868/9 at Caton; m. Rachel Carter 31st January 1891 at Chorley; lived at 9 Back Mount, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914 (previously served three years with Loyal North Lancs. Regt.); w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England for hospitalization; dis. 27th August 1916. [21C, 156, 250, 282, 284]

WILSON, Sgt. Henry, 15736; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 6th April 1917. [3, 20, 21D, 219, 314, 396]

WILSON, Pte. James, 18010; e. 11th or 12th January 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 9963 and to Royal Engineers as 250277. [21E, 164, 359]

WILSON, Pte. John, 18058; b. 6th September 1880, s. of Joseph and Mary Wilson; husband of Susannah Wilson; e. between 21st and 26th January 1915; lived at 8 Back Canal Street, Clayton-le-Moors; d.o.w. 3rd July 1918 (37); bd. Terlincthun Brit. Cem., Wimille. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 44, 147, 150, 284, 359]

WILSON, Cpl. Samuel; transferred 1915 to Army Cycl. Corps as 9928; lived at 6 Layfield Street, Burnley; dis. to Army Reserve 14th March 1919. [21D, 164, 217, 442]

WILSON, Cpl. Thomas, 15683; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred as 242679 to 2nd/5th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 20, 21C, 120, 282, 359]

WILSON, Pte. William Aitken, 15202; b. 1893/4 at Rishton, s. of Thomas Aitken Wilson and Emma Wilson; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 32 Parker Street, Rishton. [3, 21B, 44, 113, 156, 284, 359]

Thomas Winchester WINCHESTER, Pte. Thomas Wilfred, 17994; b. Accrington, s. of Thomas and Mary Winchester; birth registered Q1 1885; marriage to Angelina Embra registered Q3 1906 at Haslingden; lived at 11 Ernest Street, Church; e. 9th January 1915; k.i.a. 10th May 1917 (32); bd. Albuera Cem., Bailleul-sire-Berthoult. [2, 3, 4, 21E, 37, 47, 51, 147, 180, 253, 284, 299, 359]

Left: Thomas Winchester. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 19th May 1917.

WINCKLEY, Pte. Thomas, 15096; b. 1890 at Langho, Blackburn; m. Florence Elizabeth Eatough 17th August 1912 at Parish Church, Great Harwood; e. 14th September 1914; dis. (tuberculosis) from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 15th October 1915; lived at 30 Hope Street, Great Harwood. [21B, 164, 223, 250]

WINDLE, Pte. Harry, 15051; e. 14th September 1914; transferred to 2nd/4th and 1st/5th Bns., East Lancs. Regt. as 203513; lived at 5 Hudson Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 151, 359]

WINTER, Pte. Herbert, 15154; b. Kendal, s. of John and Mary Winter; chr. 9th November 1884; bro. of 15155 John Winter; marriage to Elizabeth Eatough registered Q4 1910 at Haslingden; e. 15th September 1914; transferred to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 48 Lodge Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 156, 219, 284, 299, 359, 518]

WINTER, Pte. John, 15155; b. 16th August 1890 at Kendal, s. of John and Mary Winter; bro. of 15154 Herbert Winter; lived at 41 Robert Street, Accrington; e. 15th September 1914. [21A, 156, 192, 284, 352, 359]

WINTER, Pte. John, 24514; b. 1890/1 at Stacksteads, s. of Wallace and Betsy Ann Winter; lived at 194 Newchurch Road, Stacksteads; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; body recovered from No Man's Land and bd. Serre Road Cem. No.1, Serre. [2, 4, 37, 147, 284, 377]

James Clarence Wixted WIXTED, Pte. James Clarence, 15835; b. Clayton-le-Moors, s. of Patrick and Mary Wixted; birth registered Q2 1891; cousin of 15778 John Wixted and 15639 William Wixted; lived at 6 Rowland Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; d. sunstroke on board T.S. Ionic at sea 29th December 1915 (24); bd. at sea south-west of Crete; comm. Helles Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 116, 221, 253, 284, 359, 434]

Left: James Clarence Wixted. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th January 1916.

John Wixted WIXTED, Pte. John, 15778; b. Church, s. of James and Ellen Wixted; bro. of 15639 John Wixted and cousin of 15835 James Clarence Wixted; birth registered Q3 1897; lived at 12 Bradley Street, Church; e. 21st September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 147, 156, 253, 284, 359]

Left: John Wixted. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 9th September 1916.

William Wixted WIXTED, Pte. William, 15639; b. Church, s. of James and Ellen Wixted; bro. of 15778 John Wixted and cousin of 15835 James Clarence Wixted; birth registered Q3 1895; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 1st/5th Bn., East Lancashire Regt.; lived at 12 Bradley Street, Church. [3, 21B, 44, 116, 156, 219, 253, 284, 359, 396]

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

WOLSTENCROFT, Pte. Joseph, 15105; b. 3rd June 1893 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of John and Esther Ann Wolstencroft; e. 14th September 1914; marriage to Grace Annie Spencer registered Q3 1915 at Blackburn; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 3 Read Street, Clayton-le-Moors; k.i.a./d.o.w. 27th September 1918; bd. Rue-du-Bois Mil. Cem., Fleurbaix. [2, 3, 4, 21B, 37, 44, 219, 284, 299, 338, 359]

WOLSTENHOLME, Pte. Cyril, 27307; served with Army Cyclist Corps as 10969 before being transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 250831. [7, 263, 396]

WOOD, Sgt. George Herbert, 7428; b. 12th August 1876 at Blackburn, s. of Henry and Jane Wood; marriage to Catherine Ann Borrowdale registered Q3 1894 at Blackburn; lived at 21 Whitebirk Road, Blackburn; e. 24th September 1914; dis. (wounds) 22nd February 1917; death at age 74 registered Q4 1950 at Blackburn; bd. Christ Church, Walmsley 20th October 1950. [21C, 113, 150, 221, 253, 284, 299, 314, 324, 346, 552]

WOOD, Pte. Herbert, 17917; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of John and Elizabeth Wood; birth registered Q1 1896; lived at 48 Empress Street, Accrington; e. betweeen 22nd and 24th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 147, 156, 253, 284, 338, 359]

WOOD, Pte. Herbert, 27308 (formerly 10498 Army Cyclist Corps); e. 24th February 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 13th February 1918 (33). [3, 7, 314, 375, 396]

WOOD, Pte. Joseph, 15299; b. 1884 at Oswaldtwistle; lived at Back Melbourne Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; transferred to 9th Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. as 29656 12th October 1916; w. October 1916, rejoining unit on 24th November 1916; w. 20th April 1917 and returned to England 24th April 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. 18th July 1917; transferred to Army Reserve 12th May 1918; dis. (sickness) 14th December 1918. [21C, 250, 314, 386]

WOOD, Pte. Percy, 22157; b. 16th July 1898 at Rawtenstall, s. of James and Elizabeth Wood; lived at 10 Parramatta Street, Rawtenstall; e. (under-age) 16th September 1915; dis. from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 15th October 1915. [355, 579]

WOODRUFF, Pte. George, 22101; e. 5th July 1915; transferred to The King's (Liverpool Regt.) as 94155. [263, 359, 579]

WOODS, Cpl. Alfred, 15546; b. 18th January 1891 at Chorley, s. of John and Jane Woods; bro. of 15547 Stephen Woods and 15684 James Henry Woods; e. 19th September 1914; marriage to Isabella Hartley registered Q2 1915 at Chorley; transferred to 2nd/5th and later to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 242657; taken prisoner-of war 27th May 1918; d. late 1930's in Ontario, Canada. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 299, 359, 365, 373; 221 as WOOD]

WOODS, L/Cpl. Harry, 15704; e. 21st September 1914; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; dis. (wounds) 7th May 1918 (29). [3, 21D, 219, 314]

WOODS, Cpl. James Henry, 15684; b. 27th May 1884, s. of John and Jane Woods; bro. of 15546 Alfred Woods and 15547 Stephen Woods; husband of Emily Woods; lived at 53 Cunliffe Street, Chorley; e. 21st September 1914; aptd. L/Cpl. 25th March 1915; aptd. Cpl. 18th March 1916; aptd. A/Sgt. 19th April 1916; w. ca. September 1916; dis. (wounds) 26th June 1917; d. November 1973. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 219, 552; 221 as WOOD]

WOODS, Pte. James William, 15168; b. 1880 at Chorley; m. Sybil Ann Haydock 5th September 1898 at St. James' Church, Chorley; lived at 23 Bengal Street, Chorley; e. 15th September 1914 (previously served 6 years with 4th Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.); dis. (sickness) 15th October 1915; re-enlisted May 1917 and posted to 1st Labour Bn., Labour Corps; dis. (chronic bronchitis) 11th December 1917. [21C, 250, 314]

WOODS, Pte. Robert, 15909; b. 1878 at Burnley; m. Jane Ann Dargue 7th December 1901 at St. Catherine's Church, Burnley; e. 22nd September 1914; left battalion (myalgia) 28th April 1916, returning 2nd May 1916; left battalion 18th May 1916 (bronchitis/D.A.H./influenza) and hospitalized in England; posted 24th August 1916 to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Res. Bn. as 35434); posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 1st November 1916 before being posted to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining battalion on 1st December 1916; transferred to Royal Engineers as Pnr., WR/510002 8th March 1918; lived at 8 Tentre Street, Burnley. [21D, 217, 355, 533; 284 gives birthplace as Haydon Bridge, Northumberland]

WOODS, Pte. Stephen, 15547; b. Chorley, s. of John and Jane Woods; bro. of 15546 Alfred Woods and 15684 James Henry Woods; lived at Chorley; e. 19th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 17th January 1917 (33); bd. Sailly-Saillisel Brit. Cem. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 37, 147, 150, 282; 221 as WOOD]

WORKINGTON, Pte. T. [21C]

WORSLEY, Pte. George Barton, 15431; b. 13th January 1889 at Bury, s. of Albert Edward Worsley and Elizabeth Ellen Worsley; e. 18th September 1914; lived at 7 Robert Street, Accrington; death registered Q2 1971 at Haslingden. [3, 21A, 44, 156, 284, 299, 324, 359, 375]

Elsie and Daniel Worthington WORTHINGTON, Pte. Daniel Campbell, 15837; b. at Whittle-le-Woods, s. of Jack and Rachel Worthington; birth registered Q1 1897 at Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914; lived at 32 Lime Street, Accrington; m. Elsie Mason; d. 2nd March 1949 at Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil. [3, 21B, 44, 47, 219, 247, 253, 284, 310, 359]

Left: Elsie and Daniel Worthington. Photograph courtesy of Daniel's grand-daughter, Maureen Gill.

WRAY, Pte. A. [21B]

WRAY, Pte. William George, 24903; b. Darwen, s. of James and Elizabeth Ann Wray; bapt. 30th August 1885 at St. Cuthbert's Church, Darwen; lived at 8 Hollins Row, Darwen; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (31); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 147, 284, 352]

WRIGHT, Pte. John, 15345; e. 17th September 1914; lived at 49 Higher Antley Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 219, 359]

WRIGHT, L/Cpl. Thomas, 15911; lived at 21 Holton Street, Burnley; e. 22nd September 1914; attd. 92nd Infantry Brigade H.Q. and 31st Division Gas School; transferred to Welsh Regiment as 88190. [3, 21D, 217, 359, 534]

WRIGHT, A/Sgt. William, 15104; e. 14th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 2nd July 1917. [3, 21B, 113, 282, 314]

William Wright WRIGHT, Pte. William, 15191; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of Albert Edward and Ellen Wright; lived at 50 Rhyddings Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 15th September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn. (as 35405) before rejoining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 12th April 1918 (21); comm. Ploegsteert Memorial. [2, 3, 21C, 37, 147, 284, 359, 396]

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

YARRANTON, Pte. Charles, 15924; b. 1st September 1897 at Blackburn, s. of Annie Yarranton; e. 15th September 1914; lived at 35 Lower Barnes Street, Clayton-le-Moors; death registered Q1 1973 at Haslingden. [3, 21B, 44, 219, 324, 359, 402; 284 as Charles COWBURN]

YATES, A/Col. Sgt. George Addison, 15346; b. Accrington, s. of Robert and Frances Yates; birth registered Q3 1883; lived at 29 Manchester Road, Accrington; e. 17th September 1914; dis. to commission in South Staffordshire Regt. 30th October 1917. [3, 21A, 113, 156, 186, 253, 284, 359]

YATES, Pte. George Henry, 7435; transferred to Labour Corps as 570149. [21C, 416, 535]

Matthew Yates YATES, Pte. Matthew, 17873; b. 9th March 1893, s. of George and Mary Yates; m. Alice Bentley 5th September 1914 at St. Paul's Parish Church, Oswaldtwistle; lived at 15 Moscow Mill Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. 15th December 1914; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 16th January 1915; reverted to Pte. 24th August 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; transferred to Machine Gun Corps 24th February 1916, to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st March 1917, to Royal Defence Corps 3rd October 1917 and to 2nd Reserve Bn., Royal Guernsey Light Infantry 31st January 1918 as 67754; dis. 22nd March 1919. [21E, 262, 338]

Left: Matthew Yates. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th February 1916.

Tom Yates YATES, Pte. Thomas (Tom), 15432; b. 7th December 1894 at Accrington, s. of Robert and Winifred Yates; lived at 48 Steiner Street, Accrington; e. 18th September 1914 (19); k.i.a. (shrapnel) 22nd June 1916 (21); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 49, 127, 147, 156, 163, 284, 359, 377; enlisted 15th September 1914 according to 127]

Left: Tom Yates. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 1st July 1916.

YATES, Pte. Thomas Henry, 17863; b. Church; marriage to Martha Ann Southworth registered Q4 1911 at Haslingden; e. 12th or 14th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 147, 299, 359, 377]

YEOMANS, Pte. William Herbert, 27252 (formerly 10474 Army Cyclist Corps.); b. Hull, s. of James and Emma Yeomans; birth registered Q2 1886; marriage to Gertrude Wilkinson registered Q1 1908 at Sculcoates; lived at 13 Craven Terrace, Gillett Street, Hull; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 197117. [7, 51, 221, 253, 284, 299, 396, 536]

YOUNG, Pte. David, 15952; b. Wimblington, Cambridgeshire, s. of Arthur and Jane Young; birth registered Q2 1896; bro.-in-law of 15606 William Osborne Bird; lived at 14 Commercial Buildings, Crawshawbooth; e. 23rd September 1914; k.i.a. 21st June 1916 (20); bd. Bertrancourt Mil. Cem. [2, 21B, 37, 147, 156, 253, 284, 359, 377]

YOUNG, A/Cpl. James, 15097; e. 14th September 1914; dis. (wounds) 26th September 1917. [3, 21B, 113, 314]

John Young YOUNG, Pte. John, 17884; b. Blackburn, s. of David and Margaret Jane Young; marriage to Isabella Wilkinson registered Q2 1912 at Blackburn; lived at 8 Stanhill Lane, Oswaldtwistle; e. 16th December 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 147, 156, 196, 284, 299, 359, 377]

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

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