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ADLINGTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Trudy Reynolds 2006

The Cenotaph in Adlington is situated on Railway Road, Adlington, between Chorley Road (A673) and Church Street (A6). It sits in an enclosed ‘Garden of Remembrance’ and was built from monies raised by the local community and takes the form of a stone structure with two pillars and a plaque in a walled surround encompassed by paving stones the garden area.

Photographs Copyright © Julie Searle 2006

‘LEST WE FORGET’

IN GRATEFUL REMEM BRANCE
OF THE MEN
FROM ADLINGTON AND
DISTRICT WHO FELL IN
THE GREAT WAR
1914-1918

AINSCOUGH

Thomas
Private 16012, 8th Battalion, Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) who died on Thursday 2nd March 1916. Aged 19.Bortn Coppull, Lancashire, enlisted Chorley. Son of James and Mary Ainscough, of Grimshaw Cottages, Coppull, Chorley, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres - Menin Gate Memorial, Belgium. Panel 12.

ALKER

Leonard
Sapper 438594, 529th Field Company, Royal Engineers who was killed in action on Monday 18th June 1917. Born Adlington, enlisted Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 1

ALKER

William
Private 49588,. 21st Battalion, Manchester Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday 12th May 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Adlington. No known grave. Commemorated on Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7

ATHERTON

John William
Private 33012, 1st Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment who died of wounds on Tuesday 16th April 1918. Born and resident Adlington, enlisted Horwich. Formerly GS/21488, Dragoon Guards. Buried in Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VII. Row D. Grave 22

BAINES

John William
Private 12690, 8th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Wednesday, 22nd December 1915. Aged 24. Buried in Ploegsteert Wood Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 5.

BALL

Eli
Private 201720. 1st/4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday 9th September 1916. Born and resident Adlington, enlisted Preston. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11A

BALL

Richard
Private 7316. 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who died on Friday 7th July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3C and 3D

BAMBER

Walter
Private 203555 10th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday 9th October 1917. Aged 28. Husband of Winifred Bamber, of 9, Wellington St., Chorley, Lancs. Born Adlington, enlisted Preston, resident Chorley. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 102 to 104.

BANKS

Harold
Private 5557 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who died on Wednesday 5th July 1916. Aged 20. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3C and 3D

BANKS

Herbert
Private 12922. 7th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died of wounds on Tuesday 28th May 1918. Aged 36. Born Aldington, enlisted Horwich. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot LXVIII. Row D. Grave 30.

BERRY

Edward
Private 12718. 8th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Monday 10th July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11A.

BERRY

Edward
Private 21057. 'B' Coy. 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who was killed in action on Sunday 28th January 1917. Aged 27. Born heath Charnock, enlisted Aldington. Buried in A.I.F. Buriel Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Plot V. Row A. Grave 1.

BERRY

Thomas
Private 15526, 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment who died on Saturday 1st July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6C

BIBBY

John
No further information currently

BIRCHALL

Nathan
Private 12724 8th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Monday 10th July 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11A

BIRCHALL

Thomas
No further information currently

BIRCHALL

John Edward
Private 203813. 2nd/4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Friday 26th October 1917. Aged 19. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 102 to 104.

BRETLAND

James
Private 22357. 10th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Thursday 23rd November 1916. Aged 23. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11A.

BROOKS

Alexander
Private 21469. 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who died on Wednesday 1st December 1915 at Gallipoli. Born Adlington, enlisted Chorley. No known grave. Commemorated on Helles Memorial Turkey. Panel 58 to 72 or 218 to 219

CALLAN

William Robert
Serjeant 17007, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt) who died on Wednesday, 5th June 1918. Aged 22. Buried in Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany. Plot I. Row A. Grave G.

CATTERALL

John
Private 243265. 4th/5th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Friday 26th October 1917. Aged 23. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 102 to 104.

CARRINGTON

George
Private 202157. 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died of wounds on Sunday 9th June 1918. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Adlington. No known grave. Commemorated on Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row B. Grave 19.

CHAMBERLAIN

William
Private 35822. 6th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Sunday 22nd July 1917. Aged 31. No known grave. Commemorated on Baghdad (North Gate) War Cemetery, Irag. Plot XX. Row G. Grave 2.

CHARNOCK

Hugh Gordon
Serjeant 67222. Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Friday 8th November 1918. Buried in North-West Part of Whittle-le-Woods (St John) Churchyard, Lancashire.

CROOK

William
Private 41272 13th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Saturday 5th October 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Adlington. Formerly 53962, Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried in Pont-D'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, Nord, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 5.

DERBYSHIRE

Joseph
Private G/24309 The Buffs (East Kent Regiment) who was killed in action on Friday, 12th October 1917. Aged 22. Born, resident and enlisted Adlington. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 17.

DERBYSHIRE

Samuel
Private 203655 4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died in the United Kingdom on Friday 6th April 1917. Aged 28. Born Blackburn, enlisted Adlington. Buried in Adlington Cemetery, United Kingdom Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 247.

DEWHURST

Henry
No further information currently

DOMAN

[George Herbert] Ryder
Second Lieutenant 12th/13th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers who died of wounds in German hands on Tuesday 11th June 1918. Aged 21. Son of the late G. H. Doman, B.A., M.B., B.C. Cantab., and Mrs. G. H. Doman, of Westhoughton, Lancs. Buried in Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland. Plot I. Row C. Grave 1.

DOUGLAS

James
Private 32179 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Wednesday 2nd October 1918. Aged 32. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Addenda Panel

EDWARDS

George
Private 7622 12th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who waskilled in action in Salonika on Thursday 14th September 1916. Aged 18. Born West Bradford, Lancashire, resident West Bradford. No known grave. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial Greece.

EDWARDS

James
Private 12697 10th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Monday 9th April 1917. Aged 26. Born Edinbugh, enlisted Chorley, resident Adlington. Buried in Beaurains Road Cemetery, Beaurains, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 21.

EVANS

George
No further information currently

EVANS

Robert Thomas
Lance Corporal 20717 14th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers who was killed in action on Monday 10th July 1916. Aged 36. Born Bagillt, Flint, enlisted Chorley, resident Adlington. No known grave. Commemorated on The Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Pier and Face 4 A

EVANS

William
No further information currently

FAIRCLOUGH

John
No further information currently

FAIRCLOUGH

Robert Isaac
Private 290311, 1/5th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 8th october 1918. Born Adlington, enlisted Chorley, resident Heath Charnock. No known grave. Commemorated on Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 7.

FAIRCLOUGH

Walter
Private 73553 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers who was killed in action on Thursday 16th May 1918. Aged 19. Born Heath Charnock, enlisted Adlington. Buried in Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 9.

FARNWORTH

William
Senior Reserve Attendant M/8995, H.M.S. Bayano, Royal Navy, who was lost when his ship was sunk on Thursday 11th March 1915. Aged 28. Born 4 December 1887 in Adlington. When he enlisted he was employed as a Warp Dresser, He enlisted 2 August 1914, height 5 feet 5¾ inches, chest 33 inches, hair dark brown, eyes blue, complexion sallow. Husband of Amelia Farnworth, of 4, Babylon Lane, Higher Adlington, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, United Kingdom. 10

FINCH

John
Private 17348, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 14th August 1917. Born and resident Adlington. Buried in St Nicolas British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II Row C. Grave 3.

FOSTER

Roland
No further information at this time

GENT

Thomas [Whitfield]
Gunner 137243, 39th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of influenza due to field operations 21st November 1918. Aged 34. Son of Luke & Ann Gent who had a store on Railway Road in Adlington for many years. He attended the Reformed Church on Railway Road. Thomas' brothers and sisters later had a bakery, both post offices, and general store on Railway Road. Though he grew up in Adlington, Tom had moved to Port Sunlight after his marriage when he was working for Bill Lever, and is, therefore, listed as a resident of Port Sunlight. Tom was born Jan 22, 1884. He had one daughter. Husband of Letitia H. Gent of 34, Central Road, Port Sunlight, Cheshire. He received the Victory, British War Medal, and the 1915 Star. H is mentioned also as "Tom Gent, Post Office, Lower Adlington". Buried in Douai British Cemetery, Cuincy, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 14.

Soldiers named on a plaque at Chorley’s Anderton CP School include Thomas Gent.

This memorial was erected in memory of the “Old Boys” who both gave their lives and won distinction in the Great War. It is a 4-sided tribute featuring the names of 38 ex-pupils of the Adlington District Council School, as it used to be called, who fought in the bloody conflict.

An article on Thomas W. Gent was found in the library at Bebbington on the Wirrel near Port Sunlight. It was in “the Progress”, a magazine associated with Lever Brothers. It appeared in January 1919. It says, "Gunner Thomas Whitfield Gent, 34, Royal Garrison Artillery, of our Rail & Water Dept, recently died of pneumonia. He resided in Central Road."

GRAY

John William
Private 53950, 15th Battalion, Lanacashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 2nd November 1918. Born and enlisted Adlington, resident Chorley. Buried in Ors British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 26.

GREAVES

Benjamin
No further information at this time

HAMER

Edward
Private 16461, 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 26th September 1916. Born Adlington, enlisted Chorley. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

HARPER

Arthur
Acting Bombardier 92064, 255th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 9th August 1917. Aged 29. Born Adlington, enlisted Lancaster. Buried in Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 10.

HARPER

Benjamin aka Ben
Private 241673 2nd/5th Battalion (Territorial Force), The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday 21st June 1917. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Bolton. Buried in Rue-Petillon Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row N. Grave 43.

HARPER

Tom
Second Lieutenant, 1st/2nd Battalion attached 7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who was killed in action on Monday 4th June 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

HARPER

William Heald
Sapper 153816, 80th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21st September 1918. Aged 32. Born, resident and enlisted Adlington. Son of Thomas and Julia Annie Harper, of 241, Babylon Lane, Heath Charnock, Chorley. Born at Adlington, Lancs. Buried in Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot V. Row L. Grave 6.

HARVEY

John Ellis
Company Quartermaster Serjeant 5572, 'D' Company, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who was killed in action on Monday 25th February 1918. Aged 25. Born and resident Adlington, enlisted Horwich. Buried in Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France Plot I. Row G. Grave 24.

HEAPS

James
[Listed as HEAP on CWGC] Serjeant 27547, 19th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 17 October 1916. Born Aspull, Lancashire, enlisted St Helens, Lancashire. Buried in Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row J. Grave 3.

HIGSON

Walter
Private 52902 1st/7th Battalion, Lancashire Flusiliers who was killed in action on Wednesday 23rd October 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Adlington. Formerly 86780, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Buried in Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France. Plot IV. Row A. Grave 2.

HITCHEN

Herbert
Private 12705 8th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Saturday 26th August 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11A

HOLDING

James
Corporal 17590 2nd Battalion, Kings Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) who was killed in action in Mesopotamia on Thursday, 31st May 1917. Aged 32. Son of William and Elizabeth Holding: husband of Mary Alice Holding, of Brisbane, Australia. Native of Adlington, Chorley. Enlisted Chorley. Buried in Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece. Plot III. Row C. Grave 25.

HOLLAND

Alfred
Corporal 9734, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 24th March 1918. Aged 23. Born Adlington, enlisted Oldham, resident Hollinwood. Son of Mrs. Holland; husband of Emily Jones (formerly Holland), of 9, Spring Bank Terrace, Werneth, Oldham. Formerly 21041, Royal Lancashire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 90 to 93.

HOLLAND

Samuel
Private 11714 2nd Battalion, South Lancashire Regiment who died of wounds on Friday, 22nd March 1918. Born Adlington, enlisted Horwich. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 48 and 49.

HOLLAND, MM

William
Corporal 241300 1st/5th Battalion 9Territorial Force), The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday 30th November 1917. Enlisted Bolton. No known grave. Commemorated on Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, Nord, France. Panel 8

HOLT

John
Guardsman 20704, 3rd Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed in action between 14 and 17th September 1916. Aged 27. Born Adlington, enlisted Manchester. Son of John and Hannah Holt. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme France. Pier and Face 8 D.

HOUGH

John
Acting Corporal 17196, 10th Battalion, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Killed in action 25th September 1915. Born Adlington, enlisted Blackburn. No known grave. Commemorated on Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 57 to 59.

HOUGHTON

Edward
No further information currently

HOUGHTON

James Edward
Deck Hand 5090/SD, HMS Colleen, Royal Naval Reserve who died on Saturday 8th March 1919. Aged 21. Son of Thomas and Annie Houghton of 63 Railway Road Adlington, Chorley. Buried in St Joseph Anderton Churchyard, Lancashire.

HOUGHTON

William
Private 5554 1st/7th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who died of wounds on Tuesday 2nd April 1918. Aged 24. Born Chorley, enlisted Horwich, resident Adlington. Son of James and Sarah Houghton of 9 Meadow St Adlington Lancs Buried in Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XII. Row C. Grave 7.

HOWARD

Frank
Private 16632 2nd Bt., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) who died of wounds on Wednesday 19th May 1915. Aged 19. Born Adlington, enlisted Chorley. Son of Thomas and Annie Howard of 174 Park Road Adlington. Buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row D. Grave 29.

KELLOCK

Robert Henry
Private S/12572, 8th Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders) who was killed in action on Friday, 30th June 1916. Aged 25. Born and enlisted Adlington. Son of J J and M A Kellock of Adlington, Lancs Buried in Maroeuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave II.

KING

Edward
Private 87531 2nd Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers who died on Sunday 17th August 1919. Aged 21. Son of William and Hannah Jane King of Huyton House Adlington Lancs Buried in Limerick (King's Island) Military Cemetery, County Limerick, Ireland, Republic of. Grave 89.

KING

John
Corporal 17578, 'D' Company, 2nd Battalion, King's Won (Royal Lancaster Regt.) who died in United Kingdom on Sunday 22nd September 1918. Aged 30. Born Heath Charnock, enlisted Adlington. Son of John and Elizabeth King of 24 Broad Oak Cottage, Heath Charnock Chorley Buried in Rivington Churchyard, Lancashire

LAVIN

John
Private 7530 'A' Coy. 12th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who waskilled in action in Salonika on Thursday 14th September 1916. Aged 25. Born Hindley, enlisted Horwich, resident Adlington. Son of Patrick and Lucy Lavin of 80 Chorley Rd, Adlington, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Doiran Memorial, Greece

LEADBETTER

Asa
Private 12720 8th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Monday 10th July 1916. Aged 22. Son of Amy Swift (formerly Leadbetter) of 24 Lynton St., Salford and the late Joseph Leadbetter. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme France. Pier and Face 11A

LISTER

William
Private 17347 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) who died on Saturday 1st July 1916. Aged 34. Husband of Mrs Jane Ann Lofthouse of 5 Back Railway View Adlington Chorley Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial. Somme, France. Pier and Face 5D and 12 B

LOFTHOUSE

Edward
Private 17347, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born and enlisted Adlington. Husband of Mrs. Jane Arm Lofthouse, of 5, Back Railway View, Adlington, Chorley, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

LOWE

Howard
[Listed as Harold Lowe on SDGW] Private 24207 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday 22nd December 1916. Born heath Charnock, enlisted Adlington. Buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Grave lost Special Memorial 6

LYTHGOE

John
Sapper 139266 183rd Tunnelling Coy., Royal Engineers who was killed in action on Thursday 4th January 1917. Aged 46. Born Standish, enlisted Horwich, resident Adlington. Son of Ralph and Sarah Ann Lythgoe; husband of Mary J Lythgoe, of 4 Walton St., Adlington. Formerly 5716, Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried in Combles Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Plot II. Rowe E. Grave 29.

MAYOH

Fred
Steward M/10615 HMS 'Theseus' Royal Naval Reserve who died on Wednesday 23rd October 1918. Aged 23. Buried in Syra New British Cemetery, Syra, Greece. Plot II. Row F. Grave 8.

MIDDLETON

Arthur Claud
Second Lieutenant 8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who died on Monday 7th June 1915. Aged 27. Son of Arthur Thomas and Madge Middleton of 'The Beeches', Ashton Bank Preston. Buried in The Lancashire Landing Cemetery, Turkey. Section A. Grave 14.

MOLYNEAUX

Harry
Ordinary Seaman J/84340 HMS 'Terrible', Royal Navy who died on Thursday 11th April 1918. Aged 18. Son of William and E.A. Molyneaux of 28 Church St Adlington Lancs Buried in Haslar Royal Naval Cemetery Hampshire, United Kingdom. Plot E. Row 31. Grave 8

MOSS

William
Lance Serjeant 6615 'C' Coy. 6th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who was killed in action on Friday 8th November 1918. Aged 21. Born Preston, enlisted Horwich, resident Adlington. Son of William and Alice Moss of 6 Back Railway View Adlington Lancs Buried in Pont-Sur-Sambre Communal Cemetery Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 24.

NAYLOR, MM

John William

Private 17993 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment who died of wounds on Tuesday 5th September 1916. Aged 23. Born Adlington, enlisted Manchester, resident Anderton. Son of the late Henry Naylor of Jubilee Villa, Anderton, Nr Chorley Lancs Buried in La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie, Somme, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 55

NORMANTON

Jonas
Private 16633 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) who died on Saturday 8th May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, Belgium Panel 12

NORRIS

John Henry
Sapper 83286, 201st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 20th March 1917. Born and enlisted Adlington, resident Chorley. Buried in St. Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 5.

OPENSHAW

Fred
Second Lieutenant 1st/2nd attd. 8th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) who died on Tuesday 8th October 1918. Aged 20. Son of Abraham and Eliza H Openshaw of 18 Church St Adlington Lancs. Buried in Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 9.

PARKER

Fred
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PARRY

John
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PERRIGO

John
Lance Corporal 11370 6th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died in Mesopotamia on Saturday 17th June 1916. Born Wheelton, enlisted Chorley, resident Adlington. Buried in Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Plot XV. Row G. Grave 2

PIERCE

Eric
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PLATT

Fred
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POXON

Samuel
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RAINFORD

Thomas
[Listed as RAMFORD on SDGW] Private G/74757 7th Battalion, Royal Welch Fusiliers who was killed in action on Tuesday 27th August 1918. Aged 19. Born Bolton, enlisted and resident Adlington. Son of Mrs Margaret Rainford, of Adlington Lancs. Formerly 69911, 106th Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Plot X. Row J. Grave 8.

RATCLIFFE

Thomas
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RIGBY

John
Private 291246, 3rd Battalion, Monmouthshire Regiment (Territorial Force). Killed in action 6th July 1917. Aged 21. Born Adlington, enlisted Preston. Son of William and Sarah Rigby, of Sharrock's Farm, Blackrod, Chorley. Buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row L. Grave 10.

RITSON

Eustace Blackburn
Second Lieutenant 204th Coy., Machine Gun Corps (Inf) who died on Monday 8th October 1917. Aged 34. Son of the late Rev. Wlliam and Lucy Margaret Ritson. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A

ROBINSON

Robert
Lance Corporal 5563 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who was killed in action on Sunday 19th December 1915. Aged 27. Born Adlington, enlisted Horwich, resident Blackrod. Son of Edward and Mary Ann Robinson of 113 Railway Road Adlington Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33

SCHOFIELD

James
Corporal 14474 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who died on Friday 25th August 1916. Aged 22. Son of John and Betsy Schofield of 27 Back Lane Heath Charnock Chorley Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme France. Pier and Face 3C and 3D.

SEAGER

Herbert
Stoker 1st Class K/23363, H.M.S. 'Tiger', Royal Navy who died on Monday 20th December 1915. Aged 26. Husband of Lily Seager, of 152 Park Road Adlington. Buried in Adlington Cemetery, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 588.

SHAW

John
Corporal 12706 2nd/4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Friday 26th October 1917. Aged 20. Born Adlington, enlisted Chorley, resident Heath Charnock. Son of David and Ellen Shaw of 3 Springfield Terrace Heath Charnock Chorley Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Panel 102 to 104.

SLATER

Harry
Private 23092 2nd Battalion, Grenadier Guards who was killed in action on Wednesday 5th January 1916. BBorn Adlington, enlisted Bolton. uried at Rue-du-Bacquerot no 1 Military Cemetery, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row E. Grave 1.

SMITH

Frank
Lance Corporal 12678. 'A' Company, 10th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Friday, 11th August 1916 age 26. Son of Robert and Mary Anne Smith. No known grave. Commemorated on Theipval Memorial, Somme France. Pier and Face 11A

SMITH

James
Private 17190, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 8th May 1915. Aged 27. Born Coppull, enlisted Adlington. Son of James and Mary Ellen Smith, of 13, Woodville Rd., Heath Charnock, Chorley, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.

SMITH

Thomas
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SOUTHWORTH

Wilfred
Private 243671st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who died on Friday 12th April 1918. Aged 19. Brother of Mr J R Southworth of Chorley Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 4.

STURGESS

Henry
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SUMNER

Harry
Private 58836 Royal Army Medical Corps who died on Friday 30th June 1916. Aged 26. Son of Mrs Margaret Cowell of Adllington Chorley. No known grave. Commemorated on Basra Memorial Iraq. Panel 42.

SUTCLIFFE

Joseph
Lance Corporal 17236 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt) who was killed in action on Saturday 1st July 1916. Born Bolton, enlisted Adlington. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Pier and Face 5D and 12B

TAYLOR

Thomas
Private 201710 1st/4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who died on Tuesday 25th September 1917. Buried in St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot III. Row I. Grave 9B.

THORPE

John
Private 17645 19th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who died on Saturday 1st July 1916. Aged 26 Son of John and Elizabeth Thorpe. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Somme, France Pier and Face 3C and 3D.

THORPE

Thomas
[Spelt THORP on SDGW & CWGC] Private 6621, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 9th April 1916. Born and resident Adlington, enlisted Horwich. Buried in Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery, Armentieres, Nord, France. Plot IX. Row G. Grave 68.

TOOTELL

Joseph
Private 8714 18th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who was killed in action on Tuesday 26 March 1918. Aged 27. Born Adlington, enlisted Horwich, resident Blackrod. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Tootell of Adlington. Husband of Esther Ellen Tootell of Blackrod Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France. Panel 32 to 34.

URMSTON

Nathan
Private 28969 9th Battalion, East Surrey Regiment who was killed in action on Friday 13th September 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Adlington. Son of John and Elizabeth Urmston of Adlington. Formerly 36914, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Buried in Aix-Noulette Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 2.

WASS, MM

Matthew Ellis
Lance Corporal 24088, 9th Battalion The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 9th June 1918. Born and enlisted Adlington. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XVI. Row B. Grave 18.

WATERWORTH

Sydney
Private 201721 1st/4th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday 8th August 1916. Aged 19. Born and resident Adlington, enlisted Preston. Son of Dorning and Jane Ann Waterworth of Adlington. No known grave. Commemorated on Thiepval Memorial Somme, France. Pier and Face 11A

WEBSTER

Benjamin
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WEBSTER

George
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WILDMAN

James
Private 6631 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers who was killed in action on Monday 25th October 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Adlington, enlisted Horwich. Son of Henry and Mary Ann Wildman of Adlington. Buried in Gunners Farm Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 4.

WILKINSON

Percy
Private 242090 2nd/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment who died of wounds on Monday, 15th October 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Adlington. Son Of Jonathan and Alice Wilkinson of Adlington. Buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Poperinge, Belgium. XXI. F. 14A.

WILSON

Frederick Bernard
Private 28702 11th Battalion, Border Regiment who was killed in action on Tuesday 10th July 1917. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Adlington. Son of William and Mary Wilson of Adlington. Buried in Coxyde Military Cemetery, Koksijde, Belgium. Plot I. Row K. Grave 59.

WOOSEY

Fred
Private 24201 11th Battalion, Manchester Regiment who was killed in action on Thursday 21st September 1916. Born and resident Adlington, enlisted Chorley. No known grave. Commemorated on Theipval Memorial, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13A and 14C

WORSLEY

Thomas
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WRIGHT

Egerton Lowndes
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YATES

John Robert
Private 36841 12th Battalion, Gloucestershire Regiment who died of wounds on Saturday 29th June 1918. Aged 36. Born Farnworth, enlisted Adlington. Son of John and Sarah Yates of Anderton Lancs. Formerly 33198, Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried in Aire Communal Cemetery Pas de Calais, France. Plotm III. Row F. Grave 21.

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AINSCOUGH

Ronald
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ALMOND

William
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ARROWSMITH

William
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ATHERTON

Ellis
Gunner 1606867, 24 A.A/Anti-tank Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 7th January 1944. Aged 31. Son of Robert and Jane Atherton, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh. Plot 2. Row F. Grave 3.

BALL

Thomas
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BARLOW

Henry aka harry
Leading Aircraftman 1495534, Royl Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 22nd January 1945. Aged 33. Son of Henry and Priscilla Barlow; husband of Ethel Barlow, of Adlington. Buried in Anderton (St. Joseph) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Lancashire. Plot C. Row 5. Grave 11.

BARNES

Harry
Private S/128136, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 14th April 1945. Son of William and Annie Jane Barnes, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany. Plot 11. Row K. Grave 3.

CHIPPENDALE

Wilfred
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COWELL

Wilfred
Private 3713953, 2nd Battalion, King's Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster). Died 21st November 1941. Aged 31. Son of Harry and Rebecca Cowell, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Libya. Plot 12. Row D. Grave 18.

COWLEY

Herbert aka Bert
Private 4919720, 7th Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died 20th November 19140. Aged 24. Son of Thomas and Ellen Cowley, of Adlington. Buried in Adlington Cemetery, Lancashire. Section A. Church of England Grave 136.

CROOK

Cyril W
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CROOK

George
Gunner 948091, 137 Field Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 24th February 1942. Aged 23. Son of George and Annie Crook; husband of Olive Crook, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Kuala Lumpur (Cheras Road) Civil Cemetery, Malaysia. Grave 745.

CROSS

Eric
Signalman D/JX 232959, H.M.S. Drake IV, Royal Navy. Died 19th August 1942. Aged 29. Son of Frank and Mary Ann Cross; husband of Martha Cross, of Adlington, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel 67, Column 3.

DICKINSON

John
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DONNELLY

James
Fusilier 3454260, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliersd. Died 20th November 1944. Aged 28. Son of Henry and Catherine Hesketh, of Bamber Bridge, Lancashire; husband of Edna Donnelly, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 1.

ENTWISTLE

Harold
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FAIRCLOUGH

Leonard Thomas
Flight Sergeant (Air Bomber) 1450687, 9 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 20th February 1944. Aged 20. Son of Paul and Alice Evelyn Fairclough, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, Berlin, Germany. Plot 8. Row E. Grave 5.

GAUNT

Albert Charles
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HARDING

Ronald
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HARPER

Eric
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HART

William
Private 3852712, 1st Battalion, The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire). Died 21st May 1940. Aged 30. Son of Richard and Frances Hart, of Adlington, Lancashire; husband of Mary Hart. Buried in Ramegnies-Chin Churchyard, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Row A. Grave 10.

HARWOOD

Robert
Aircraftman 1st Class 2265590, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 8th September 1947. Aged 22. Son of Rudolph Tomlinson Harwood and Victoria Maud Harwood, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Kirkee War Cemetery, India. Plot 3. Row K. Grave 16.

HAYDOCK

Walter
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HOLDING

Jack
Sergeant (Navigator) 1685217, 550 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, Died 3rd February 1945 while on a raid to Bottrop, Germany when Lancaster Bomber he was flying in crashed in Westerbeek village, Netherlands. Aged 22. Son of Robert and Cicely Holding, of Adlington, Lancashire; husband of Elsie Holding, of Adlington. Buried in OPLOO (WESTERBEEK) ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Row 1. Grave 4.

HOPE

John aka Jack
Driver 2139455, 515 Corps Field Aurvey Company, Royal Engineers. Died 22nd janaury 1942. Aged 21. Son of James and Nellie Hope, of Adlington. Buried in Adlington cemetery, lancashire. Section A. E. Church of England Grave 265.

HOTCHKISS

Thomas
Private 14349515, 9th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 5th June 1944. Aged 28. Son of John William and Elizabeth Hotchkiss; husband of Ivy Hotchkiss, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Imphal War Cemetery, india. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 8.

HOUGH

Charles
Private 3718863, 1st Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool). Died 11th June 1944. Aged 22. Son of Elizabeth Hough, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Taukkyan War Cemetery, Mynmar (Burma). Plot 13. Row K. Grave 8.

HOUGHTON

Frank
Ordinary Seaman P/JX 389454, HMS Tweed, Royal Navy. Lost with his ship 7th January 1944. Born 27th July 1924. Aged 19. Son of Wm Harold & Clara Ellen Houghton whose parents, Wm & Mary Ann "Polly" Gent Houghton had a general store near the Railway Road Railway Station in Market Sq in Adlington. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 84, Column 1. For details of HMS Tweed see www.naval-history.net

JOLLY

John aka Jack
Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.) 1129588, 35 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 4th July 1943. Aged 23. Son of William and Margaret Jolly, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Heverlee War Cemetery, Leuven, Vlaams-Brabant, Belgium. Plot 6. Row D. Collective Grave 1-20.

LEACH

John
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LOWE

Jack
Ordinary Seaman P/JX 340752, H.M.S. Hurworth, Royal Navy. Died 22nd October 1943. Aged 19. Son of Elsie Lowe, of Adlington, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel 76, Column 2.

MacLACHLAN

Robert
Trooper 7899119, 3rd King's Own Hussars, Royal Armoured Corps. Died as a p[risoner of war of the japanese 27th November 1942. Aged 24. Son of John and Margaret Maclachlan; foster-son of Arthur Moss, of Adlington, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on Singapore Memorial, Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore. Column 2.

MARTIN

James
Corporal 3713983, 13th Battalion, The King's Regiment (Liverpool). Died 30th April 1943. Aged 25. Husband of Jane Martin, of Adlington, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on rangoon Memorial, Myanmar (Burma). Face 5.

MOLYNEAUX

Joseph
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MOSS

Colin
Fusilier 14803965, 6th Battalion, Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died 10th July 1945. Aged 19. Son of John and Elizabeth Moss, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Bergen-Op-Zoom Canadian War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 6. Row D. Grave 5.

OLLERTON

Henry
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PEMBERTON

Robert
Trooper 7877479, 8th Royal Tank Regiment, Royal Armoured Corps. Died 20th December 1943. Aged 41. Son of William and Harriet Pemberton; husband of Lily Pemberton, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Plot 6. Row H. Grave 4.

POLLARD

Tom
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RAINFORD

Arnold
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RATCLIFFE

George
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RATCLIFFE

Gordon
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ROBERTS

Harold
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ROSBOTTOM

Robert
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SETTLE

Arthur
Flight Sergeant (Pilot) 1033314, 487 (R.N.Z.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 31st january 1944. Aged 22. Son of Joseph and Nellie Settle, of Adlington. Buried in Horwich (Holy Trinity) Churchyard, Lancashire. Section B. Grave 118.

SMITH

Alexander
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SOUTHWORTH

James
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SPINKS

William
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SQUIRES

William
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STRATTON

Herbert
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TAYLOR

Richard
Private 3603538, 1st (Airborne) Battalion, Border Regiment. Died 10th July 1943. Aged 28. Son of Mrs. M. A. Taylor, of Adlington, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on Cassino Memorial, Italy. Panel 7.

TITTERINGTON

Robert
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WESTHEAD

William Alker
Gunner 1738384, 152 Battery, 51 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 12th April 1943. Aged 25. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Westhead, of Adlington, Lancashire. Buried in Enfidaville War Cemetery, Tunisia. Plot V. Row F. Grave 15.

YATES

Joseph Thomas
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