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

ABBOTT, Pte. Thomas, 15473; e. 18th September 1914; w. August 1916; dis. (wounds) 14th January 1918. [3, 21A, 150, 263, 314]

ACASTER, A/Cpl. William, 27312 (formerly 10483 Army Cycl. Corps); wd. prob. 1st July 1916; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; later attd. Highland T.F. Reserve Bde. at Ripon as L/Sgt. (unpaid); dis. to a commission in the Indian Army 10th September 1918. [3, 7, 104, 120, 263, 355]

ACKRILL, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 17928; b. 1883; lived at 14 Burnley Road, Accrington; e. 28th December 1914; w. 1st July 1916, rejoining unit 13th August 1916; returned to England (sickness) 28th January 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th April 1917; returned to France May 1917 and posted to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 15th June 1917; wd. 16th August 1917 and returned to England; transferred to Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) as 55388 12th July 1918; joined 18th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) Trench Mortar Battery 19th August 1918. [3, 21E, 44, 164, 262]

ADAMS, Cpl. William (Will) Charles, 15883; lived at 53 Cog Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 164, 217]

AINSCOUGH, Pte. T. W., 15839; alloted new number 38592 with 17th Bn., Hampshire Regiment on 29th May 1917. [3, 21C as AINSWORTH, T. W., 355]

AINSWORTH, L/Cpl. Arthur, 17846; s. of Thomas Ainsworth; e. 9th December 1914 at Accrington (17); machine gunner; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; dis. from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th February 1919; lived at Crown Hotel, 100 Blackburn Road, Accrington. [3, 21E, 43, 44, 164, 250, 301]

AINSWORTH, Cpl. Eli, 15156; b. Chorley; w. 1st July 1916; also served with 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 13th May 1917 (28); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 20, 21C, 119]

AKRED, Pte. Albert, 20960; e. 14th June 1915 (29); w. 1st/2nd July 1916; rejoined 11th Bn. from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. March 1917; w. (gas) 11th/12th April 1918; dis. (sickness) from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 13th or 15th December 1918. [3, 43, 164, 250, 314]

ALLAN, L/Cpl. Robert, 17948; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 176525; lived at 64 Pickup Street, Clayton-le-Moors. [21E, 44, 47, 164]

ALLEN, Pte. Frederick A., 27257 (formerly 10952 Army Cycl. Corps); also served with Labour Corps as 401966 and Royal Fusiliers as GS/108251. [7, 263]

William Allen ALLEN, L/Cpl. William, 18003; b. 1884 at Accrington, s. of Horace and Mary Allen; m. Mary Ann (Polly) Barnes, 1907; lived at 14 Annie Street, Accrington; k.i.a. 1st or 2nd July 1916 (32); bd. Serre Road Cem., No.3, Serre. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 111, 253, 284, 299]

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

ALLSUP, Cpl. James, 15525 (Machine Gun Section); b. 22nd September 1895 at Clayton-le-Woods, s. of James and Susannah Allsup; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35433; dis. to a commission in the Machine Gun Corps; m. Jessie Golledge, 8th May 1920; emigrated to U.S.A. post-war; d. 27th March 1962. [3, 20, 21C, 63, 120, 164]

ALLSUP, Sgt. Percy, 15524; b. 28th July 1897 at Clayton-le-Woods, s. of James and Susannah Allsup; factory helper in 1914; e. in Accrington Pals aged 17; slightly w. 1st July 1916; w. in mustard gas attack, summer 1917; w. while on night patrol from machine-gun fire; police officer in Blackburn before emigrating to U.S.A. in 1922; m. Annie Weaver, 5th January 1922; d. 19th September 1966. [3, 20, 21C, 63, 164]

ALMOND, Pte. Robert, 15383. [3, 21B, 164]

ALSTON, Pte. A. [21C]

ALSTON, Pte. John, 18028; cousin of 15599 John James Alston and 15600 Thomas Alston; transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at Thomas Street, Oswaldtwistle. [21E, 45, 116]

ALSTON, Pte. John James, 15599; b. 1896 at Church, s. of John Alston; bro. of 15600 Thomas Alston, cousin of 18028 John Alston; lived at 54 Lion Street, Church; e. 21st September 1914; w. 27th May 1916, rejoining unit 9th June 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (75th Training Reserve Bn. as of 1st September 1916) 29th August 1916; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35436 31st October 1916; returned to France 14th November 1916 and posted to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining unit on 29th November 1916; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 4th January 1917; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 31st March 1917; w. 29th September 1917 and returned to England; pmtd. Cpl. 30th October 1917; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd December 1917; reduced to ranks 29th January 1918; returned to France 13th April 1918 and posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; w. (gas) 23rd August 1918 and returned to England; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 11th October 1918; demob. 7th May 1919. [3, 21B, 116, 164, 262]

Tom Alston ALSTON, L/Cpl. Thomas (Tom), 15600; bro. of 15599 John James Alston, cousin of 18028 John Alston; lived at 54 Lion Street, Church; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 151951. [3, 12, 44, 116, 150, 164]

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

Walter Ames AMES, Pte. Walter, 18077; b. 1893 at Accrington, s. of Alice Ann Ames; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 9th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 6 Davy Street, Accrington; m. Teresa Cullen, 1919. [3, 21E as AMOS, W., 44, 156, 253, 263, 299]

Left: Walter Ames. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 15th August 1916.

AMOS, Pte. John (Jack) E., 18012; transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 89289; lived at 41 Albert Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 150]

ANDERSON, Pte. Harry, 15980; b. 1897 at Accrington, s. of John Anderson; lived at 3 South Street, Huncoat; e. 24th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35463 31st October 1916; posted to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. in France 29th November 1916; w. 31st July 1917 and returned to England; returned to France 16th May 1918 and joined 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 28th May 1918; demob. 13th March 1919. [3, 21B, 262]

ANDREW, A/Sgt. Edward, 15178; e. 15th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 23rd August 1917. [3, 21D, 113, 314]

ARCHER, Pte. William John, 15213; b. Accrington, s. of Alfred and Mary Ann Archer; d.o.w. 13th November 1917 (21); bd. Aubigny Comm. Cem. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 119]

ARMSTRONG, Pte. Charles Henry, 27258 (formerly 10th (1st Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10133 Army Cycl. Corps); taken prisoner-of-war 15th November 1916. [3, 7, 263, 309, 365]

ARMSTRONG, Cpl. Claude, 15601; e. 21st September 1914; w. March 1917; transferred to The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. as 29653; dis. (wounds) 12th June 1917. [21A, 150, 164, 314]

ASHLEY, L/Cpl. J. [21B]

ASHMEAD, Sgt. W. [21A]

ASHTON, Cpl. G. [21B]

ASHTON, Pte. George, 15589; e. 19th September 1914; lived at 3 St. Lawrence Street, Great Harwood; dis. (sickness) 24th December 1917. [3, 21B, 164, 223, 314]

ASHTON, Pte. Richard, 15106; e. 15th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 23rd June 1915. [21A, 150, 164]

ASHWELL, Capt. Ernest; b. 10th November 1887; e. 17th February 1915 as Sapper, 66882, Royal Engineers; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 8th April 1915; aptd. Lt. 31st March 1916; w. 1st July 1916; m. Miriam Gertude Read at St. Michael's Church, Rushall 5th August 1916; transferred to Royal Engineers; aptd. Capt. 27th July 1917. [9, 10, 12, 22, 66, 164, 199]

ASHWORTH, Pte. Fred, 15179; b. Accrington, s. of Mr. R. Ashworth; lived at Albert Terrace, Burnley; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (21); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21D, 119, 209, 217]

ASHWORTH, Capt. Herbert; b. 6th October 1886 at Norden; e. 16th September 1914 as Pte. 15275 Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. L/Cpl. 18th September 1914; aptd. Cpl. 4th December 1914; aptd. 2/Lt. 18th January 1915; later Instructor at XIII Corps Bomb & Trench Mortar School; demobilized 29th January 1919. [9, 21A, 136]

Robert Ashworth ASHWORTH, Pte. Robert, 15398; lived at 2 Riley Yard, Accrington; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 511671. [3, 21A, 150, 263, 276]

Left: Robert Ashworth. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 25th July 1916.

ASHWORTH, Pte. Wilfred, 17992; b. 1888; lived at 33 Stanley Street, Accrington; e. 9th January 1915; attd. for shipbuilding duties with Messrs. Armstrong Whitworth Ltd. 15th November 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 5th April 1916; sent to France 29th August 1916 and posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 10th September 1916; returned to England August 1917, and posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th September 1917; transferred to 200th Protection Coy. Royal Defence Corps as 71642 29th December 1917; posted to 164th Protection Coy. Royal Defence Corps January 1918; transferred to Army Reserve P 8th June 1918; dis. 19th March 1919. [21E, 44, 164, 262]

William Ashworth ASHWORTH, L/Cpl. William, 15981; e. 24th September 1914; dis. (sickness) 16th October 1916. [3, 21B, 164, 314]

Left: William Ashworth. Photograph courtesy of David Bent.
Full photograph

ASPIN, Pte. Herbert, 22178; b. Church; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 37, 164]

Harry Aspinall ASPINALL, Cpl. Harry, 15384; b. Rishton; w. November 1916; k.i.a. 24th February 1918 (24); bd. Roclincourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 119, 150]

Left: Harry Aspinall. Photograph courtesy of David Ingham, Jane Davies and the Lancashire Infantry Museum.
Full photograph

ASPINALL, Pte. William, 15780; b. Great Harwood; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 142893; k.i.a. 29th March 1918 (23); comm. Pozieres Memorial. [3, 4, 6, 21B, 164]

ASTIN, Pte. Frederick, 15489; transferred to Royal Engineers as 309121 and later as WR/276835; lived at 40 Countess Street, Accrington. [21A, 44, 150, 164]

ASTLEY, L/Cpl. Robert, 15433; b. Chorley; lived at 42 Queen Street, Chorley; No.9 Platoon; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (31); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21C, 37, 120, 150]

ASTRIDGE, Pte. William, 15705; transferred to Royal Defence Corps as 83673 and to Royal Army Medical Corps as 205807. [21D, 164]

ATKINSON, Pte. Herbert, 18069; lived at 26 High Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 164]

ATKINSON, Sgt. James (Jim) L., 15913; b. Accrington; k.i.a. 27th June 1917; comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21E, 73, 119, 150]

Thomas Atkinson ATKINSON, Pte. Thomas, 15399; b. Accrington, s. of James and Ellen Atkinson; k.i.a. 1st or 3rd July 1916 (20); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 116, 119]

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

ATKINSON, Sgt. William, 15840; b. Chorley; e. 22nd September 1914 (32); transferred to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th Training Reserve Bn. as 48159); later served with Labour Corps as 618403 and 53rd (Young Soldier) Bn., Manchester Regt. as 59649. [21C, 263, 355]

BACHE, Pte. Ernest Edward, 15214; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 98 Manor Street, Accrington; dis. 19th December 1918. [3, 21A, 44, 150, 164, 314]

BAILEY, Cpl. Albert Edward, 17861; transferred to 2/5th Bn., East Lancs Regt.; lived at 25 Nuttall Street and/or 35 Robert Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 164]

BAILEY, Capt. Frank; b. 17th June 1887/9; aptd. 2/Lt. 9th November 1914; aptd. Lt. 5th May 1915; sent to England 16th July 1916 suffering from cardiac problems brought on by influenza; joined 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd April 1917; aptd. A/Capt. 14th March 1918; demobilized 15th March 1919; lived at Blackburn. [8, 9, 21B, 81, 164]

BAILEY, Pte. James Thompson, 18046. [3, 21E, 164]

BAILEY, L/Cpl. William, 15215; b. Whalley; k.i.a. 24th September 1916; bd. Brown's Road Mil. Cem., Festubert. [2, 4, 21A, 119]

BAINES, Pte. George Henry, 27259 (formerly 10499, Army Cycl. Corps); transferred to 2/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 7, 39, 263]

John William Baines BAINES, Pte. John William, 15107; b. Church (registered Q1 1894), s. of Albert and Mary Jane Baines; lived at 112 Ormerod Street, Accrington; d.o.w. 7th July 1916 (22); bd. Beauval Comm. Cem. [2, 4, 21A, 119, 253, 284, 299]

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

BALDWIN, Pte. John Richard, 15781; transferred to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 28 Rishton Road, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 21B, 44, 164]

BALDWIN, Pte. Joseph, 15602; b. Accrington, s. of Richard and Isabella A. Baldwin; also served with 12th and 7th Bns., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 27th March 1918 (23); comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 119]

BAMBER, Pte. J. L. [21A]

BAMBER, Pte. Thomas, 15640; transferred to The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. as 58205. [21C, 164]

BAMBER, Pte. Varlow, 15787; b. 1890 at Accrington, s. of Edward Bamber; lived at 75 Dale Street, Accrington; e. 22nd September 1914; dis. 18th December 1915 (tubercle of lung); d. 27th December 1916 (28); bd. Church and Clayton Cem. [21B, 150, 164, 225, 226, 250, 314]

BAMFORD, Pte. John, 15180; b. 1867 or 1879 at Preston, s. of Robert Bamford; e. 15th September 1914 at Burnley; aptd. L/Cpl. 4th December 1914; aptd. Cpl. 12th March 1915; m. Jane Jones at Caernarvon 8th June 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. September 1915; reduced to ranks 7th October 1915; dis. (anaemia) 16th June 1916. [21D, 250]

Click to enlarge BANCROFT, L/Cpl. Harold; b. 20th October 1889 at Accrington, s. of James and Elizabeth Ann Bancroft; aptd. to a commission in the 158th (Accrington & Burnley) Bde., Royal Field Artillery; posted to C/48th Army Field Artillery Bde. 30th January 1917; w. 31st October/1st November 1917; demobilized 13th February 1919; lived at Turfcote, Whalley Road, Accrington; m. Kathleen Mary Hargreaves-Wilson 9th January 1946 at All Hallows Church, Mitton; d. 6th October 1951 at Dyke Nook Lodge, Accrington. [21E, 88, 189, 321]

Left: Harold Bancroft. Photograph courtesy of James Edward Bancroft and Peter Osbaldeston.
Full photograph as an officer in the Royal Field Artillery

Roland Banks BANKS, Pte. Roland, 15216; b. 1893 at Leeds, s. of Robert and Eliza Banks; lived at 6 Aitken Street, Accrington; orderly to Lt. C. Stonehouse; k.i.a. near German lines 1st July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 17, 21A, 119, 253, 284]

Left: Roland Banks. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th August 1916.

BANNISTER, Pte. Albert, 15768; lived at 24 Albert Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21B, 44, 164]

BANNISTER, Pte. Arthur, 15603; lived at 45 Albert Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21B, 44, 164]

BARKER, Pte. James, 15157; taken P.O.W., 28th March 1918. [3, 20, 21C, 164]

BARLOW, Pte. Edmund, 15300; b. Blackburn; w. June 1916 and/or 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and then to 2nd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 18th August 1917 (21); bd. Bedford House Cem. Encl. No.4, Zillebeke. [2, 3, 4, 21B, 120, 150]

BARNES, Cpl. Ernest, 17942; lived at 10 Oxford Street, Accrington; transferred to Hampshire Regt. as 04314. [3, 21E, 44, 150, 164]

BARNES, A/Cpl. Edgar, 15314; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 32 Owen Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 164]

BARNES, L/Cpl. George, 15479; b. Rishton, s. of Daniel and Elizabeth Barnes; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21B, 37, 119]

BARNES, Pte. George Worsick, 15217; b. 1873 at Accrington; m. Priscilla Mawdsley; lived at 44 Robert Nuttall Street, Accrington; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (42); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 21A, 37, 119, 150, 284]

BARNES, Cpl. James, 15301 (later 35416); b. West Houghton, Wigan, s. of George Barnes of Rishton; e. 16th September 1914 (20); w. 1st July 1916; taken P.O.W., 27th May 1918. [3, 21B, 35, 47, 150]

BARNES, Sgt. James, 15789; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 193957. [3, 21B, 47]

James Barnes BARNES, Pte. James, 15788; b. Accrington, s. of John Barnes; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (23); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 21B, 37, 120]

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

Joseph Barnes BARNES, Pte. Joseph, 15769; b. Clayton-le-Moors; k.i.a. 2nd July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 21B, 37, 119]

Left: Joseph Barnes. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

Thalberg Barnes BARNES, L/Cpl. Thalberg, 15262; b. at Accrington (birth registered Q1 1896), s. of John and Mary Ann Barnes; lived at 35 Spring Hill Road, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; dis. (wounds) from Depot 16th June 1917. [3, 21A, 43, 113, 116, 150, 250, 253, 284]

Left: Thalberg Barnes. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

BARON, Pte. Albert, 15914; lived at 16 Grimshaw Street, Great Harwood. [3, 21B, 164, 223]

BARON, Pte. Alonza, 17967; e. 5th January 1915 (21); transferred to Intelligence Dept., VIII Corps 4th July 1916; served later with I Army Corps in Italy, remaining there until the end of hostilities; demobilized 19th March 1919; lived at 29 Ranger Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 127, 164]

BARON, Pte. Jonathan, 15315; s. of ex-Police Sgt. Baron of 182 Bold Street, Accrington; w. 1st July 1916 (23); transferred to Labour Corps as 214945. [3, 21A, 42, 43, 47, 116, 164]

BARON, Pte. William, 15478; b. Blackburn; d. sickness 25th March 1916; bd. Port Said War Memorial Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 120, 164]

BARRACLOUGH, Cpl. Frank, 27275; b. 1879, s. of Martha Barraclough; lived at 30 Nurser Place, Bradford; e. 10th December 1914 at Bradford and posted to 16th (1st Bradford) Bn., West Yorks. Regt. as 1194; aptd. L/Cpl. 8th March 1915; aptd. Cpl. 1st April 1915; posted to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. as 9841 2nd October 1915; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; w. 1st July 1916 and hospitalised in England; posted back to 11th Bn. 15th June 1917 via 3rd and 1st Bns.; hospitalised in England 3rd July 1917; dis. from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 14th July 1918. [3, 7, 164, 250]

BARRACLOUGH, Sgt. Fred, 27260 (formerly 9846, Army Cycl. Corps). [3, 7, 39]

BARRETT, Pte. Arthur, 15687; e. 21st September 1914; dis. (sickness) 21st February 1919. [3, 21D, 150, 164]

BARRETT, L/Cpl. Ralph, 27276; b. 10th February 1889 at Bradford; m. Gertrude Mitchell 15th November 1909 at St. John's Church, Horton Lane, Bradford; lived at 69 New Cross St., West Bowling, Bradford; e. 9th February 1915 into 18th (2nd Bradford) Bn., West Yorks. Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own) as Pte., 23; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 15th March 1915; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 23rd June 1915; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10092; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 27276 22nd May 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England; dis. 12th June 1917. [3, 7, 39, 262]

BARRETT, 2/Lt. William; b. 20th December 1891 at Burnley, s. of William and Emma J. Barrett; e. 19th December 1914 as Pte., 5282, Army Pay Corps; transferred to 153rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery and aptd. A/Sgt. 29th June 1915; aptd. A/Q.M.S. 23rd July 1915; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 27th June 1916; k.i.a. 11th August 1916 (24); bd. St. Vaast Post Mil. Cem., Richebourg-l'Avoue. [37, 128]

BARRON, Pte. Richard, 16056; b. 4th February 1891 at Rufford, s. of Daniel and Annie Barron. [3, 21C, 150, 156, 263]

BARROW, Sgt. Ernest, 16050; w. 1st July 1916; lived at 31 Florence Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 150, 164, 217]

BARROW, Pte. Richard Charles, 15841 (battalion bomber); b. 11th June 1891 at Broughton, Preston, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Barrow; lived at Crossend, Charnock Richard; e. 22nd September 1914 at Chorley; w. 1st July 1916 (25); dis. (wounds) 31st January 1917; d. 18th June 1984 (93). [3, 20, 21C, 150, 263]

BARTON, Pte. J., 15688 [21D, 39]

BARTROP, Pte. William, 15001; e. 14th September 1914; dis. (wounds) 7th March 1917. [3, 21A, 113, 150]

Walter Bateman BATEMAN, Pte. Walter, 27261; b. 1890 at Hull, Yorks., s. of Frederick Joseph and Fanny Bateman; m. Ethel Jackson 9th April 1914 at St. Peter's Church, Drypool, Hull; lived at 105 Arundel Street, Hull; e. into 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. as Pte., 899; posted to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. 2nd October 1915 as 10477; posted to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916; wd. prob. 1st July 1916; k.i.a. 26th August 1916 (26); comm. Loos Memorial. [2, 4, 7, 104, 111, 308 and by analogy with service records of other men who transferred from the Cycl. Corps]

Left: Walter Bateman with his wife, Ethel, and daughter, Gladys. Photograph courtesy of Walter's great-nephew, Peter Lee.

BATESON, Pte. Thomas, 16030; b. Rishton; lived at 315 Railway Street, Nelson; w. 1st-5th July 1916; returned to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35408; k.i.a. 27th March 1918; comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 21D, 37, 150, 217]

BATH, Cpl. Francis (Frank), 15108; lived at 297 Blackburn Road, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 164]

BATTERSBY, 2/Lt. Reginald St. John Beardsworth; b. 26th February 1900 at Manchester, s. of Walter Schofield Battersby and Susanna Battersby; e. 30th January 1915 (14) as Pte. 23438, 14th Bn., Manchester Regt.; aptd. L/Cpl. 2nd February 1915; aptd. 2/Lt. 10th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th May 1915; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. April 1916; w. 1st July 1916; rejoined 11th Bn. September 1916; severely w. by shellfire 7th/8th March 1917 near Puisieux-au-Mont; transferred to Royal Engineers 18th March 1918; demobilized 20th September 1920; vicar of Chittoe, near Devizes, 1933-1972. [12, 23, 57, 156, 164, 175]

BAXTER, Pte. Joseph, 15604; lived at 25 Barnes Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 164]

BAXTER, Pte. Richard, 15560; b. Carleton, Yorks.; lived at 4 Queen Street, Nelson; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (23); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 21D, 119, 217]

Arthur Beacall

BEACALL, 2/Lt. Arthur; b. 17th August 1895, s. of Thomas and Eleanor Rebecca Beacall of Gloucester; m. Edith Maud Brewer 7th June 1916; e. 20th August 1914 as Private 10463, 6th Bn., Somerset Light Infantry; aptd. L/Cpl. 5th September 1914; aptd. Cpl. 14th December 1914; aptd. Sgt. 2nd August 1915; aptd. 2/Lt. 10th Bn., East Lancs Regt. 26th November 1915; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 attd. to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (20); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [4, 24, 37, 164]

Left: Arthur Beacall. Photograph courtesy of Bob Brunsdon.

BEAGHAN, Pte. David, 15316; b. Accrington, s. of John Beaghan, bro. of 15770 Robert Beaghan; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (22); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 119, 133, 156]

BEAGHAN, Pte. Robert, 15770; b. Accrington, s. of John Beaghan, bro. of 15316 David Beaghan; lived at 16 Brook Street, Rishton; transferred to Labour Corps as 651863. [3, 21B, 44, 133, 156, 164]

BEARD, Pte. Ernest, 15218; e. 16th September 1914; lived at 41 William Street, Accrington; dis. (wounds) 28th February 1919. [3, 21A, 44, 113, 150]

BEATTIE, Sgt. Frederick (Fred), 15490; transferred to Machine Gun Corps as 10760; lived at 49 Water Street, Accrington. [21A, 44, 150, 164]

BEAUMONT, Lt. George Joseph; b. 6th July 1892 at Galt, Ontario, s. of Ernest J. and Helen M. Beaumont; e. as Pte. 9535, Canadian Expeditionary Force 22nd September 1914; aptd. 2/Lt. 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd April 1915; aptd. Lt. 2nd July 1916; d. 24th January 1917 (24) of wounds sustained from the accidental detonation of a Mills bomb on 18th January; bd. Varennes Mil. Cem. [9, 37, 82, 83, 164]

BELL, Pte. Harold M.M., 15737; lived at 87 Albert Street, Burnley; awarded M.M. August 1918 (22) for repairing telephone wires whilst fully exposed to enemy shell-fire. [3, 21D, 38, 164, 217]

Joseph Bell BELL, Pte. Joseph, 17882; b. Borough, Lincs.; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (34); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 111]

Left: Joseph Bell. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 12th August 1916.

BENNETT, Pte. E., 15057; w. 1st-5th July 1916. [3, 21D]

BENNETT, Cpl. Thomas, 15953; w. 1916-1918. [3, 21C, 150, 164]

BENSON, Pte. Charles Woodburn, 15455 (later 35461); b. 1895 at Preston; e. 18th September 1914; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England; w. September 1917 when Observation Post blown-in; transferred to Labour Corps as 412596, and to Royal Engineers as 363160; dis. from L. Signal Bn. 7th July 1919; lived at 251 Pringle St., Blackburn. [3, 21D, 164, 262]

Jack Bentley BENTLEY, Pte. John (Jack), 15491; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Manchester Regt. as 45831. [3, 21A, 150, 263]

Left: Jack Bentley. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 29th July 1916.

BENTLEY, Pte. John, 17971; w. by artillery fire 5th May 1916; poss. also w. 1st-5th July 1916; lived at 31 Henry Street, Clayton-le-Moors; transferred to Northumberland Fusiliers as 70131. [3, 21E, 44, 150, 158, 164]

BENTLEY, Pte. L. [21D]

BENTLEY, Sgt. Oswald, 15002; lived at 11 Lister Street, Accrington; w. 1st-5th July 1916; k.i.a. 27th March 1918; comm. Arras Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21A as BATLEY, O., 44, 111]

William Bentley BENTLEY, Pte. William Henry, 17925; lived at 36 Water Street, Accrington; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35445; w. August 1917 (23). [3, 21E, 150, 165, 176]

Left: William Bentley. Photograph courtesy of William's granddaughter, Michelle Bickerdike.
Full photograph of William, his wife Mary and daughter Bertha

BERESFORD, Pte. Stanley, 15605; e. 21st September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916 and/or August 1916; dis. (sickness) 20th April 1917. [3, 21B, 150, 164]

BERRY, Col. Sgt. John, 15842; Mentioned in Dispatches gazetted 9th July 1919. [3, 21C, 38, 164]

BERRY, Pte. Thomas Henry, 15098; lived at 295 Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors. [3, 21B, 44, 164]

BERRY, Pte. Thomas, 15526; b. 1889 at Heath Charnock, s. of James and Sophia Berry; m. Margaret Rutter 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (27); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 119, 150, 221]

William Best BEST, Pte. William, 15219; b. Oswaldtwistle; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and then to 8th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 9th October 1917 (26); comm. Tyne Cot Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21D, 119, 150, 202]

Left: William Best. Photograph courtesy of Phil Best.
Full photograph

BEWSHER, Pte. Stanley DeMaine M.M., 18048; b. 16th July 1895 at Markington, s. of John J. Bewsher; w. 1st July 1916; awarded M.M for firing a Lewis-gun from a shell hole in No Man's Land to prevent the enemy advancing along his communication trenches (1st July 1916); after hospital treatment spent remainder of war as transport driver/chauffeur at Army Depots in Manchester and north-east (Royal Army Service Corps, M/397902); left Army 1919, worked as driver until 1921; farmer in Yorkshire until retirement in 1968; d. 1987 (92). [3, 21E, 38, 150, 156, 263]

BIBBY, Pte. James, 15075; e. 14th September 1914; dis. 11th March 1915; lived at 18 Edge End, Great Harwood. [21B, 47, 164, 223]

BILLINGTON, Cpl. Walter Cyril, 27274 (formerly 97 10th (1st Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10073 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Hull; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (24); bd. Railway Hollow Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 4, 111]

Herbert Birch BIRCH, Pte. Herbert, 17843; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Army Service Corps as R/367038. [3, 21E as BIRTCH, H., 39, 263]

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

BIRCH, Pte. James Edward, 17996; lived at 108 Stanley Street, Accrington; w. 28th September 1918. [3, 21E as BIRTCH, J. E., 44, 150, 164]

BIRD, Sgt. Fred, 15220; b. 12th March 1895, s. of John and Catherine Bird of 30 Nelson Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 3rd July 1915; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 18th December 1915; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 16th February 1916; aptd. A/Cpl. 22nd April 1916 (confirmed 3rd July 1916); embarked for France 4th July 1916 and attached to 17th Bn., Manchester Regt. joining battalion and pmtd. to Sgt. on 12th July 1916; transferred 17th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 43151 1st September 1916; k.i.a. 23rd April 1917 (22); comm. Arras Memorial. [3, 21A, 37, 39, 150, 263]

BIRD, Pte. William O., 15606; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 450590. [3, 21B, 150, 164]

BIRMINGHAM, Pte. Richard, 15607; transferred to Manchester Regt. as 38269 and later to Royal Engineers as 609414. [21B, 164]

Charles Thomas Birtwell BIRTWELL, Pte. Charles Thomas, 15317; b. 12 April 1893 at 6 Arnold Street, Accrington, s. of Richard and Elizabeth Alice Birtwell; e. 17th September 1914; pmtd. L/Cpl. 25th March 1915; reverted to ranks 26th May 1915; signaller; w. 1st/2nd July 1916; posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. (later 75th T.R. Bn.) 9th August 1916 and to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 31st October 1916; re-crossed to France 6th September 1917 and posted to 1st Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 35412; lived at 65 Dowry Street, Accrington; dis. 19th March 1919. [3, 21A, 115, 127, 164, 250, 320]

Left: Charles Thomas Birtwell. Photograph courtesy of Charles' grand-daughter, Jane Birtwell.
Full photograph of Charles, his wife and children

BIRTWISTLE, Maj. Frank; b. 10th May 1884 at Blackburn; e. 16th September 1914 at Accrington as Pte. 15276 Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; aptd. 2/Lt. 18th January 1915; transferred to 12th Bn. and aptd. Lt. 1st March 1916; posted to 4th Bn. and w. 21st March 1918; posted to 3rd Bn. on recovery, joining 2nd Bn. in France 6th June 1918; posted to Machine Gun Training Centre, Grantham July 1918; demobilized 10th January 1919. [9, 10, 21C, 139, 164]

BIRTWISTLE, A/Sgt. John William M.M., 17864; b. Accrington, s. of Henry and Martha Ellen Birtwistle of Accrington, husband of Nancy Birtwistle of 42 Willows Lane, Accrington; awarded M.M. for good work whilst in charge of Lewis guns during the Battle of the Lys in April 1918; k.i.a. 28th June 1918 (28); bd. Le Grand Hasard Mil. Cem., Morbecque. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 38, 111]

BIRTWISTLE, Pte. Richard, 15109; b. Hapton; lived at 135 Lodge Street, Accrington; k.i.a. 21st April 1918; comm. Ploegsteert Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 44, 111]

BISHOP, Pte. Robert Henry, 17955; transferred to Labour Corps as 393992; lived at 18 Moore Street, Accrington. [21E, 44, 263]

BLACKBURN, L/Sgt. Seth, 15263; b. July 1885 at Chorley, s. of Seth Blackburn; lived at 52 Gillibrand Walks, Chorley; m. Jenny Cheer 1904; e. 16th September 1914 at Chorley (previously served 8 years with The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.); pmtd. Cpl. 9th October 1914; pmtd. L/Sgt. 12th March 1915 (confirmed 7th August 1915); posted to 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 3rd September 1915; dis. (sickness) 19th August 1916. [20, 21C, 39, 47, 150, 250, 263]

BLACKLEDGE, Sgt. Thomas, 15221; lived at 17 Corporation Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 164]

BLACKSTONE, L/Cpl. John, 16057; b. 18th June 1893 at Croston, s. of Thomas and Mary Ellen Blackstone; lived in Croston; served in Bn. Machine Gun Section; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (23); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 111, 150]

BLACKWELL, Pte. Lewis William, 15390; b. Quenington, Gloucestershire, s. of Frederick and Charlotte Blackwell; baptised 23rd February 1873 at Quenington; lived at 8 Burnley Road, Clayton-le-Moors; e. 17th September 1914; dis. (medically unfit) 18th December 1914. [51, 352, 355 as Louis William Blackwell]

BLAKEY, Pte. Fred, 21811; b. Burnley; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); body recovered from No Man's Land 12th March 1917; bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 164, 292]

BLAND, Pte. John Francis. [21C, 52, 150]

BLAND, Pte. Joseph, 15706; lived at 46 Duke Street, Burnley. [21D, 164, 217]

BLAND, Cpl. Thomas T., 17828; transferred to Labour Corps as 117926. [21E, 150, 164]

BLEASDALE, Pte. Robert Edward, 15003; lived at 122 Avenue Parade, Accrington; hospitalized suffering from shell shock June 1916; transferred to Royal Fusiliers as GS/112281. [3, 21A, 44, 115, 150, 164]

BLENKINSOP, Sgt. James Walter M.M., 27262; b. 1890 at Whitton, Stockton; e. 28th September 1914 as Pte. 664 18th Bn., Durham Light Infantry; transferred 2nd October 1915 to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. as 10334; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916, joining unit on 25th May 1916; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 15th July 1916; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 28th August 1916; aptd. A/Cpl. 17th October 1916; confirmed as Cpl. 11th January 1917; aptd. L/Sgt. 12th January 1917; aptd. A/Sgt. 16th February 1917; confirmed as Sgt. 25th March 1917; w. 28th June 1918; M.M. gazetted 14th May 1919. [3, 7, 38, 164, 262]

Harry Bloor BLOOR, Pte. Harry Cecil, 18047; b. 18th March 1898 at Rotherham, s. of Walter and Elizabeth Bloor; lived at 8 Hollins Lane, Accrington; e. 18th January 1915 at Accrington; w. 1st July 1916; dis. (wounds) 5th June 1917; d. 1st January 1976. [3, 21E, 41, 43, 58, 113, 116, 150, 156]

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

BOARDMAN, Pte. Edward, 17892. [3, 21E, 164]

BOARDMAN, L/Cpl. Thomas, 18024; lived at 24 Union Street, Accrington; d. 29th July 1968 (77). [3, 21E, 44, 164, 272]

William Boden BODEN, L/Cpl. William, 15177; husband of Esther Boden; lived at 9 and/or 11 Tennis Street, Burnley; w. 1st-5th July 1916 and/or August 1916; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; d. pneumonia 6th/7th March 1917 (24); bd. Worsthorne Wesleyan Chapelyard. [3, 4, 21D, 37, 111, 150, 217, 288, 290]

Left: William Boden. Photograph from the Burnley Express & Advertiser of 17th March 1917, courtesy of Denis Otter.

BOLTON, Pte. William, 15641; b. 1st December 1890 at Chorley, s. of James and Jane Bolton; m. Nellie Evans at St. George's Church, Chorley 1914; e. 27th September 1914; No.9 Platoon; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); bd. Queens Cem., Serre. [1, 2, 21C, 119, 150]

BOND, Pte. Harry, 15492; also served with Machine Gun Corps as 11/10772, Royal Engineers as 278215 and Welsh Regt. as 62873; lived at 77 Westwood Street, Accrington. [21A, 44, 164]

BOOTH, Pte. Alfred, 15926, lived at 47 Eddleston Street, Accrington. [3, 21B, 44]

BOOTH, Pte. Bertram Christian, 15791; lived at 83 Dale Street, Accrington. [3, 21B, 44, 164]

BOOTH, Pte. George, 18044; b. Newchurch; k.i.a. 22nd July 1918 (34); comm. Ploegsteert Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 111]

BORICK, Sgt. Edward, 15004; b. 1865 at Preston; e. 14th September 1914 at Accrington (previously served 12 years with 1st Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.); pmtd. Sgt. 22nd September 1914; posted to Depot 3rd September 1915; dis. from 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 16th June 1916 (arteriosclerosis); lived at 11 Canning Street, Accrington; d. 23rd September 1917. [21A, 164, 183, 250]

BOTTOMLEY, Pte. Harry, 15885; e. 22nd September 1914; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. (wounds) 4th May 1917. [3, 21D, 150, 164]

BOWERS, Sgt. Jonathan (John) Edward, 15076; lived at 12 Henry Street, Rishton. [3, 21B, 44, 164]

BOWERS, Pte. Walter, 24430; b. Blackburn; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (25); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 164]

BOWERS, Pte. William, 15790; b. Rishton; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 119]

Herbert Brabin BRABIN, Capt. Herbert; b. 1891 at Liverpool; m. Winifred Jackson; aptd. 2/Lt. 3rd April 1915; transferred to 2nd Bn. (later 11th Bn.), Oxfordshire & Bucks. Light Infantry 24th October 1916. [9, 96, 164, 239]

Left: Herbert Brabin. Photograph courtesy of Robert Lapes.

BRADLEY, Pte. Arthur, 20961; w. 1st July 1916. [150, 164]

BRADLEY, Pte. John, 16031; w. 1st-5th July 1916; dis. to a commission in The Loyal North Lancs. Regt. 29th January 1918. [3, 21D, 39, 113]

BRADSHAW, Cpl. Russell M.M, 15400 (Signalling Section); b. at Bolton-le-Moors, s. of Will Bradshaw; lived at Accrington; awarded M.M. for 28th June 1918 at La Becque; d. 12th July 1992 (99) at Eastbourne. [3, 21A, 38, 156, 164, 215, 271]

BRADY, A/Sgt. Daniel, 17950; b. Oswaldtwistle, s. of Richard and Sarah Brady; m. Hannah Jane Gudgeon; lived at 9 Stanley Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. January 1915; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt., then to 5th and later 1st/6th Bn., Manchester Regt. as 62389; d.o.w. 29th June 1918 (26); bd. Longuenesse Souvenir Cem., St. Omer. [2, 4, 21E, 37, 44, 111]

BRADY, Sgt. Harry, 15158 (battalion bomber); married; lived at Chorley; w. 1st July 1916 (27); transferred to Labour Corps as 654672. [3, 20, 21B, 150, 164]

William Breaks BREAKS, Pte. William, 17837; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Worcestershire Regt. as 45822. [3, 21E, 263]

Left: William Breaks. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 8th July 1916.

George Breckell BRECKELL, L/Sgt. George Edwin, 15361; b. Burnley, the eldest of five brothers who fought in the war; lived with his wife at 252a Gannow Lane, Burnley; last seen badly wounded on the battlefield; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (27); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21D, 91, 111, 217]

Left: George Breckell. Photograph courtesy of George Breckell's family c/o Towneley Hall Art Gallery & Museum, Burnley.

BRENNAND, Pte. Tom Ash, 15222 (previously served with Army Service Corps as Pte., 1260 1st March 1913 to 28th February 1914); b. 1888 at Madras, India, s. of Betsy Brennand; husband of Eliza Brennand; w. 1st-5th July 1916; posted later to 4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. as 242615; lived at 11 Hindle Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 164, 250]

BRERETON, Pte. G., poss. 15110; transferred to Military Foot Police as P8450. [21A, 150]

BRETHERTON, Pte. Arthur, 15434; b. 31st December 1889 at Eccleston, s. of Henry and Elizabeth Bretherton; e. 18th September 1914; transferred to 31st Divisional Cycl. Coy. as 9926, rejoining 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 25th May 1916 as 27263; w. 1st July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 196899; dis. 14th March 1919. [21C, 150, 263, 281]

William Bretherton BRETHERTON, Pte. William, 16070; b. Ormskirk, s. of James Bretherton; husband of Maggie Bretherton; lived at Chorley; e. 16th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st July 1916 (41); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 111, 150]

Left: William Bretherton. Photograph courtesy of John Garwood.

BRICE, Pte. R.; see PRICE, Pte. R.

BRIDGE, Col. Sgt. James, 15385; lived at 86 Harwood Road, Rishton; d. 1982 (89). [3, 21B, 44, 164]

BRIERLEY, Pte. John; d. 2nd February 1915 (27); bd. Blackburn Cem. [4, prob. BRIERLEY, Pte. J. in 21C]

BRIGGS, Pte. Albert, 15192; transferred to Labour Corps as 460419. [21C, 164]

BRIGGS, Pte. Robert, 24417; b. Bradford, Yorks., k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (25); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 164]

Walter Briggs BRIGGS, L/Cpl. Walter, 15223; b. 24th August 1896 at Accrington, s. of Wilfred and Elizabeth Briggs of 347 Blackburn Road, Accrington; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (19); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 12, 21A, 37, 112, 116, 252]

Left: Walter Briggs. Photograph courtesy of Enid and Stuart Briggs.
Full photograph

BRINDLE, Pte. A.; lived at 7 Rhyddings Street, Oswaldtwistle; e. February 1915; w. 1st-5th July 1916 (26). [115]

BRINDLE, Pte. Adam, 22122; lived at 129 School Lane, Brinscall, Chorley; e. 3rd August 1915; transferred to 1st/4th Bn., East Lancs. Regt., joining unit in Egypt on 15th March 1916; transferred to Royal Engineers 18th September 1916, serving as Sapper 272726 and WR 286620. [262, 263]

BRINDLE, Pte. Francis, 15159; b. Bamber Bridge, s. of Robert and Emma Brindle; lived at Chorley; e. 15th September 1914; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (20); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 20, 21C, 111, 150]

BRINDLE, Cpl. William, 15954; b. 4th September 1895, s. of William and Margaret Brindle; transferred to Labour Corps as 604333. [21C, 150, 164]

Arthur Brittlebank BRITTLEBANK, 2/Lt. Arthur, 15293; b. 24th September 1890 at Burnley; e. 16th September 1914; m. Alice Pollard 16th February 1915 at Burnley; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 25th March 1915; pmtd. Cpl. 27th July 1915; instructed as bomber; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and returned to England; posted 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd September 1916; posted 21 Officer Cadet Bn. at Exeter 4th January 1918; dis. to a commission in Lancs. Fusiliers 19th June 1918; joined 23rd Bn., Lancs. Fusiliers 24th August 1918; dis. 18th March 1919; lived at 149 Coal Clough Lane, Burnley. [3, 21D, 113, 204, 206, 317]

Left: Arthur Brittlebank. Photograph from the Burnley News of 8th July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

BROADBENT, Pte. Herbert, 16026; e. 24th September 1914; transferred to Army Service Corps as ES/58907; dis. (sickness) 16th October 1916. [21D, 150, 164]

BROADLEY, Pte. Frederick (Fred), 17839; b. Accrington; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (17); comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21E, 164]

BROADLEY, Capt. Philip John O.B.E.; b. 15th March 1883 at Clayton-le-Moors, s. of James Broadley; aptd. 2/Lt. 2nd V.B. East Lancs. Regt. 10th September or December 1900, served 1900-1908; m. (1) Bessie Moore 26th January 1910 at Sacred Heart Church, Accrington; aptd. Capt. Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 11th September 1914; returned to England suffering from hammer-toes, June 1916; transferred to home duties with 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt; awarded O.B.E. 1919; lived at Craigholme, Clayton-le-Moors; m. (2) Rosalyn Smalley 1947; chairman and joint managing director of Jas. Broadley Ltd., printers; d. 13th January 1962 at Great Harwood. [3, 9, 10, 13, 21B, 75, 263, 285]

Tom Broadley BROADLEY, L/Cpl. Thomas (Tom), 15111; b. 22nd December 1894 at Accrington, s. of William Joseph and Minnie Broadley of 54 Sultan Street, Accrington; w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 2nd August 1917 (22); comm. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. [2, 3, 4, 21A, 37, 43, 111, 150, 176]

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

BROMLEY, Pte. James, 16004; w. 1st July 1916 (22). [3, 20, 164]

BROOKE, Pte. Herbert, 27265; b. Hull; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd May 1916 (formerly 317 13th (4th Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10486 Army Cycl. Corps); d.o.w. 11th August 1916; bd. Merville Comm. Cem. [2, 4, 7, 112, 262]

BROOKS, Pte. G. [21E]

BROOKS, Pte. H. [21D]

BROOKS, Pte. John, 27264 (formerly 91 13th (1st Barnsley) Bn., York & Lancs. Regt. and 9868 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Wigan; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 111]

BROUGHTON, Pte. Edward, 17858; w. March 1917. [3, 21E, 150, 164]

BROWN, Sgt. Fred, 26200; b. 1894 at Accrington, s. of Richard Brown; lived at 58 Westwood Street, Accrington; e. 29th February 1916 (21); posted 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 1st March 1916; transferred to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 26th May 1916, joining battalion on 24th June 1916; w. 1st/2nd July 1916 and hospitalized in U.K.; posted to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 19th September 1916; posted to B.E.F. 7th November 1916 and back to 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 23rd November 1916; wounded again in spring 1918; aptd. paid A/Sergeant 5th April 1919; m. Jane Ellen Fielding 19th June 1919 at Accrington; pmtd. temporary Sgt. 20th June 1919; demob. 14th October 1919. [263, 355]

BROWN, Pte. Harry, 16005. [3, 21C, 164]

BROWN, Pte. Henry, 15527. [3, 21C, 164]

BROWN, Pte. Joseph, 15456; aptd. 2/Lt., East Lancs. Regt. [3, 21D, 47]

BROWN, Pte. Percy, 27266 (formerly 952 11th (2nd Hull) Bn., East Yorks. Regt. and 10144 Army Cycl. Corps); b. Hull, s. of Pte. George Tyson Brown and Amy Brown; lived with grandmother at 11 Albert Terrace, Spring Street, Hull; wd. prob. 1st July 1916; transferred to 3rd and later 7th Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 31st July 1917 (25); comm. Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. [2, 7, 37, 104, 111, 299]

BROWN, Pte. William, 15707; lived at 6 Colville Street, Burnley. [3, 21D, 164, 217]

BROWNLEY, Pte. John, 7441 and 15844; b. 1871 at Chorley, s. of Joseph and Mary Brownley; joined Loyal North Lancs. Regt. 21st March 1892; awarded Queen's South Africa Medal with four clasps (Belmont, Modder River, Orange Free State and Transvaal) and King's South Africa Medal with two clasps (1901 and 1902); m. Mary Jane Bateson 22nd November 1902 at Trinity Wesleyan Church, Chorley; dis. 20th March 1904; e. into 11th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 22nd September 1914; transferred to Labour Corps as 478667 15th December 1917; dis. 15th April 1919; lived at 10 Stephenson St., Chorley; d. 30th January 1922. [21C as BROUNLEY, J., 52, 164, 262, 342]

Arthur Brunskill BRUNSKILL, Pte. Arthur, 15738; b. Burnley as Arthur HARGREAVES; adopted s. of Robert and Sarah Jane Brunskill; lived at 20 Princess Street, Burnley; k.i.a. 1st/2nd July 1916 (22); bd. Euston Road Cem., Colincamps. [2, 4, 21D, 119, 214, 217, 284]

Left: Arthur Brunskill. Photograph from the Burnley News of 5th August 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

BRYCE, Pte. Robert, 15401; lived at 115 Willows Lane, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44, 164]

BRYERS, Pte. Daniel, 15955; b. 2nd October 1880 at Rainford, s. of John and Margaret Bryers; m. Ann Haydock 13th April 1903 at St. James the Great Church, Wrightington; w. during war. [3, 21C, 51, 150, 263]

Albert Buckel BUCKEL, Pte. Albert, 20979; lived at Blackburn Road, Accrington; w. night of 30th June/1st July 1916. [3, 116, 263]

Left: Albert Buckel. Photograph from the Accrington Observer & Times of 18th July 1916.

Frank Buckley BUCKLEY, L/Cpl. Frank M.M., 15528; b. 17th June 1896 at Chorley, s. of Frank and Elizabeth Buckley; e. 19th September 1914 at Chorley; signaller; w. (bomb) 8th August 1916 and hospitalised in Scotland; returned to France 18th June 1917 from 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. and posted back to 11th Bn.; aptd. L/Cpl. 1st August 1918; M.M. awarded for 28th September 1918; dis. 2nd March 1919; lived at 88 Devonshire Road, Chorley; d. 11th October 1943. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 164, 250, 253]

Left: Frank Buckley. Photograph thanks to John Garwood and Phil Brooks.

[Photographs of Frank Buckley]

BUCKLEY, Sgt. Fred, 15982; b. Hallford, Whitworth; k.i.a./d.o.w. 14th November 1917 (37); bd. Roclincourt Mil. Cem. [2, 4, 21B, 119]

Robert Bullen BULLEN, Pte. Robert (Bob), 15708; b. Blackburn, eldest s. of William Henry and Jane Ann Bullen; lived at 35 Cardwell Street and 18 Raleigh Street, Padiham; d.o.w. 10th July 1916 (24) from action at Serre; bd. Padiham Cem. [2, 4, 21D, 119, 155, 204, 208, 217, 284]

Left: Robert Bullen. Photograph courtesy of Terry Whittaker.
Full photograph

BULLEN, Pte. Thomas, 16058; b. 22nd November 1894, s. of William and Ann Bullen; w. 1st July 1916 (20); d. in motor-cycle accident, 1924. [3, 20, 21C, 150, 164]

BULLER, Pte. Philip, 15548; transferred to Labour Corps as 510629. [21C as BULLER, A., 164]

BULLOCK, Pte. David, 18049; b. 28th June 1892 at Church, s. of Luke and Jane Bullock; bro. of 15608 Herbert Bullock; lived at 1 Walmsley Street, Church. [3, 21E, 44, 150, 164]

BULLOCK, L/Cpl. Herbert, 15608; b. 30th July 1895 at Church, s. of Luke and Jane Bullock; bro. of 18049 David Bullock; e. 21st September 1914; lived at 1 Walmsley Street, Church; dis. (wounds) 3rd June 1919. [3, 21B, 44, 150, 164]

BURROUGHS, Pte. H. [21C]

James Richard Burrows BURROWS, Pte. James Richard, 15561; b. Burnley; lived at 23 Whalley Street, Burnley; d.o.w. 22nd June 1916 (25); bd. Couin Brit. Cem. [2, 4, 21D, 119, 217]

Left: James Richard Burrows. Photograph from the Burnley News of 1st July 1916, courtesy of Denis Otter.

BURY, Pte. Albert, 15493; b. 1896 at Manchester, s. of Arthur and Clara Bury; bro. of 15224 Percy Bury; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 119, 150]

BURY, Lt. Henry (Harry); b. 7th December 1891 at Accrington, s. of Benjamin and Minnie Bury; aptd. 2/Lt. Accrington Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 17th September 1914; aptd. Lt. 20th June 1915; struck off strength of battalion 28th May 1916 on being granted leave by War Office; demobilized 1st September 1921. [9, 11, 21, 140]

BURY, Cpl. Harry M.M., 15402 (Signalling Section); e. 16th September 1914 (18); awarded M.M. for 28th September 1918; lived at 1 Manchester Road, Accrington; demob. 18th January 1919; d. 1976 (80). [3, 21A, 44, 127, 263]

BURY, Pte. J., 25038; d. 15th April 1916 (21); bd. Darwen Cem. [4, 37]

Percy Bury BURY, L/Cpl. Percy, 15224; b. 20th October 1890 at Scunthorpe, s. of Arthur and Clara Bury; bro. of 15493 Albert Bury; lived at 9 Cross Street, Accrington; e. 16th September 1914; m. Mary (Molly) Saul 13th February 1915 at St. James' Church, Accrington; k.i.a. 1st July 1916; comm. Thiepval Memorial. [2, 4, 21A, 37, 150, 164, 315]

Left: Percy Bury. Photograph courtesy of Percy's grandson, Malcolm Bury.
Full photographs in khaki, in Melton blue and as a civilian

BURY, Pte. Richard Henry, 15225; lived at 29 Lonsdale Street, Accrington. [3, 21A, 44]

BURY, Pte. William, 17995; w. in leg by shrapnel 29th April 1916; poss. also w. 1st-5th July 1916; transferred to Labour Corps as 214950; lived at 22 Princess Street, Accrington. [3, 21E, 44, 150, 158, 164]

BURY, Sgt. William, 18014; transferred to 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt.; lived at 19-21 Moscow Mill Street, Oswaldtwistle. [3, 21E, 44, 164]

BYRNE, Sgt. Walter, 15709; lived at 76 Plumbe Street, Burnley; w. August 1916; dis. to a commission in the 3rd Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 25th June 1918; k.i.a. 30th September 1918 attd. 1st/4th Bn., The Loyal North Lancs. Regt.; bd. Beuvry Comm. Cem. Ext. [3, 21D, 37, 107, 113, 150, 164, 217]

BYWATER, L/Cpl. Frank, 15609; b. 18th September 1899 at Bourne, Lincolnshire, s. of John Thomas Bywater; e. 21st September 1914 at Accrington (15); lived at 45 Stevenson Street East, Accrington; aptd. unpaid L/Cpl. 12th Bn., East Lancs. Regt. 6th March 1916; aptd. paid L/Cpl. 17th March 1916; dis. (goitre, under-age) 16th June 1916. [21A as BYEWATER, 164, 250]

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