Rishton Great Harwood Clayton-le-Moors Altham
Rishton Great Harwood Clayton-le-Moors Altham
Church Title
Oak Hill Park
Church Huncoat
Oswaldtwistle Baxenden
Oswaldtwistle Accrington Baxenden

Photographs © Alyson Jackson of Jackson Web Services

For more photographs of Accrington's War Memorial in Oak Hill Park, see Pat Neill's collection on the Liverpool Monuments website.

These pages commemorate the men and women of Accrington and District who gave their lives for their country during the Great War of 1914-1919. At present (February 2020) biographical notes are generally available only for those from Accrington, Altham, Baxenden, Church, Clayton-le-Moors, Great Harwood and Huncoat.

Ranks and army/regimental numbers have been taken from source 3 in preference to sources 2 or 4. Home addresses have generally been taken from source 2. Cemeteries and memorials are located in France, Belgium or the United Kingdom unless stated otherwise.

Please let me know of any errors or omissions at


aptd.: appointed; attd., attached; b., born; bd., buried; comm., commemorated; d., died; d.o.w., died of wounds; e., enlisted; k.i.a., killed in action; P.O.W., prisoner of war; s., son; w., wounded.


  1. War Memorial, Oak Hill Park, Accrington
  2. Greater Accrington Roll of Honour 1914-1919, first published in the Accrington Observer & Times, 1919
  3. Commonwealth War Graves Commission Debt of Honour Register
  4. Officers- and Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919
  5. Officers and Men of the Accrington Pals
  6. Records of the Canadian Expeditionary Force
  7. The National Archives, WO339/7443
  8. The National Archives, WO339/7438
  9. War Memorial, Church of St. John the Baptist, Baxenden
  10. War Memorial, Huncoat
  11. War Memorial, St. James Church, Altham
  12. War Memorial, Mercer Park, Clayton-le-Moors
  13. War Memorial, Church Lane, Great Harwood
  14. War Memorial, Blackburn Road, Rishton
  15. Accrington Observer & Times, 18th September 1923
  16. Accrington Observer & Times, 17th January 1922
  17. Greater Accrington Roll of Honour 1915, published in the Accrington Observer & Times, 1st January 1916
  18. Accrington Observer & Times, 8th July 1916
  19. Accrington Observer & Times, 15th July 1916
  20. Accrington Observer & Times, 4th August 1917
  21. The National Archives, WO339/7439
  22. The National Archives, WO374/11292
  23. Accrington Observer & Times, 5th October 1918
  24. "De Ruvigny's Roll of Honour 1914-1918" by The Marquis De Ruvigny, reprinted by Naval and Military Press 2003
  25. Accrington Observer & Times, 14th April 1917
  26. Accrington Observer & Times, 1st May 1917
  27. Accrington Observer & Times, 11th July 1916
  28. Information courtesy of Sharon Bunter
  29. Australian Service Records from World War 1
  30. Roll of Honour, St. John's Church, Accrington
  31. Information courtesy of Steve Williams
  32. Great Harwood Roll of Honour (Town Hall, Great Harwood, 31st December 1915)
  33. 1891 Census for England and Wales
  34. Absent Voters' List 1918, Parliamentary Borough of Accrington
  35. 1901 Census for England and Wales
  36. Medal Rolls Index
  37. Accrington Observer & Times, 1st January 1918
  38. Accrington Gazette, 1st January 1916
  39. Accrington Observer & Times, 1st January 1916
  40. Accrington Observer & Times, 9th February 1915
  41. Accrington Observer & Times, 30th October 1915
  42. Accrington Observer & Times, 16th October 1917
  43. Accrington Observer & Times, 7th May 1918
  44. Accrington Observer & Times, 14th September 1918
  45. Accrington Observer & Times, 3rd March 1917
  46. Accrington Observer & Times, 12th May 1917
  47. Accrington Observer & Times, 23rd June 1917
  48. Information courtesy of David Ingham
  49. Information courtesy of Ron Nuttall
  50. The National Archives, WO339/46857
  51. Information courtesy of Jacqueline Wilson
  52. Information courtesy of Steven Owen
  53. Blackburn Roll of Honour
  54. Baptism records, St. James' Church, Church Kirk
  55. Lancashire Telegraph, 21st February 2008
  56. British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards, 1914-1920
  57. Colne Roll of Honour, published by the Colne and Nelson Times, 1920
  58. 1911 Census for England and Wales
  59. Accrington Observer & Times, 17th March 1917
  60. British Army WW1 Service Records
  61. Information courtesy of Dave Haworth
  62. British Army WW1 Pension Records
  63. Accrington Observer & Times, 21st September 1918
  64. Accrington Observer & Times, 6th April 1918
  65. Accrington Observer & Times, 11th May 1918
  66. Accrington Observer & Times, 12th October 1918
  67. Information courtesy of Jim Marsh
  68. Accrington Observer & Times, 26th August 1916
  69. Information courtesy of Michael Horne
  70. Names of the Fallen recorded on Accrington War Memorial, published in the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th July 1922.
  71. War Memorial, Rhyddings Street, Oswaldtwistle
  72. Baptism records, St. James' Church, Accrington
  73. British Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects, 1901-1929
  74. British Army Service Records 1914-1920, available through find my past
  75. England and Wales Death Index
  76. 1881 Census for England and Wales
  77. Baptism records, St. Bartholomew's Church, Great Harwood
  78. Information courtesy of Pennie Cowley
  79. National School Admission Registers & Log-books, available through find my past
  80. England and Wales Marriage Index
  81. British Army WW1 Silver War Badge Records
  82. Information courtesy of Hilary Fearn, Pam Holderness, Cheryl Clarke and their teams
  83. 1927 Electoral Register for Accrington
  84. Marriage records, All Saints' Church, Clayton-le-Moors
  85. WW1 Pension Ledgers and Index Cards
  86. Baptism records, All Saints' Church, Clayton-le-Moors
  87. Family of Henry (Harry) Heath, available through Ancestry
  88. Military Hospitals Admissions and Discharge Registers (The National Archives, MH106)
  89. 1939 Register, available through find my past
  90. England, Select Marriages
  91. The National Archives, WO329/1181
  92. The National Archives, WO329/836
  93. The National Archives, WO329/1481
  94. Accrington Observer & Times, 29th July 1916
  95. Baptism records, St. James' School Church, Clayton-le-Moors
  96. Baptism records, St. Leonard's Church, Padiham
  97. Accrington Observer & Times, 20th April 1918
  98. England and Wales Birth Index
  99. OnLine Parish Clerks for the County of Lancashire
  100. England, Select Births and Christenings
  101. Royal Air Force, Officers' Service Records 1912-1920, available through findmypast
  102. Baptism records, Church of St. James and St. John, Hebden Bridge
  103. Marriage records, Barnoldswick Parish Church
  104. Accrington Observer & Times, 12th June 1915
  105. Date of enlistment from the author's own analysis
  106. Baptism records, Mitton Parish Church
  107. Marriage records, St. Stephen's Church, Haslingden Grane
  108. Baptism records, St. John's Church, Accrington
  109. Baptism records, Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle
  110. Birth Certificate
  111. British Army Service Records 1760-1915, available through find my past
  112. Canada Passenger Lists, 1881-1922
  113. Rhode Island Deaths and Burials
  114. Accrington Observer & Times, 2nd November 1918
  115. England & Wales National Probate Calendar
  116. Marriage records, Christ Church, Linthwaite
  117. 1913 Electoral Register for Accrington
  118. Baptism records, St. James' Church, Haslingden
  119. South Africa War Graves Project
  120. General Register Office Online Index
  121. Marriage records, St. Peter's Church, Burnley
  122. Baptism records, All Saints' Church, Wigan
  123. Family of Henry (Harry) Beard, available through Ancestry
  124. Baptism records, St. Saviour's Church, Bamber Bridge
  125. Baptism records, St. Luke's Church, Heywood
  126. Baptism records, Wesleyan-Methodist Chapel, Longsight
  127. England & Wales Government Probate Death Index
  128. UK, Civil Engineer Records
  129. Deaths at Sea, 1891-1972, available through find my past
  130. ICRC prisoners of the First World War archive
  131. England & Wales, Christening Index
  132. Marriage records, Immanuel Church, Oswaldtwistle
  133. Baptism records, St. Ambrose's Church, Leyland
  134. Accrington Observer & Times, 19th January 1918
  135. British Royal Navy Seamen 1899-1924, available through find my past
  136. UK, Royal Navy and Royal Marine War Graves Roll, 1914-1919, available through Ancestry
  137. Baptism records, Emmanuel Church, Holcombe
  138. Marriage records, St. Peter and St. Paul's Church, Rishton
  139. Marriage records, St. Andrew's Church, Livesey
  140. Baptism records, St. Peter's Church, Liverpool
  141. Family of Tom Dewhurst, available through Ancestry
  142. Family of Walter Dobson, available through Ancestry
  143. Family of Butterfield Ashworth Duckworth, available through Ancestry
  144. Baptism records, St. Thomas' Church, Blackburn
  145. Electoral Register for Accrington, 1915
  146. Scots Guards Service Records 1799-1939, available through find my past
  147. Baptism records, St. John and St. Barnabas' Church, Holbeck
  148. Marriage records, Christ Church, Lancaster
  149. Marriage records, St. Peter's Church, Accrington
  150. Accrington Observer & Times, 5th January 1918
  151. Baptism records, Castlecroft Independent Congregational Church
  152. Marriage records, St. Peter's Church, Accrington
  153. Baptism records, St. John's Church, Darwen
  154. Leicestershire Baptisms, available through find my past
  155. Baptism records, St. John's Church, Stonefold
  156. Baptism records, St. Paul's Church, Ramsbottom
  157. Baptism records, Lincoln Fields Methodist Chapel, Leeds
  158. Marriage records, St. John's Church, Accrington
  159. "The Sky Their Battlefield" by Trevor Henshaw (Grub Street, 1995)
  160. Shropshire Baptisms, available through find my past
  161. Yorkshire Marriages, available through find my past

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