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BLACKBURN MILL HILL CONGREGATIONAL WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Roll of Honour with detailed information
Compiled and copyright © 2003 Martin Edwards
extra information Peter Clayton

From an old postcard

This war memorial is from Mill Hill Congregational, Blackburn. From a card index in Blackburn Library of WW1 deaths several on the memorial had connection with this church; also in cuttings found and article written in 1921 about the church includes reference to an impressive black and white marble tablet erected on the west wall in 1920 with names of dead from the Church and Sunday School. Unfortunately the church was demolished in 1965. The whereabouts of this memorial are currently unknown. For the Blackburn Town Roll of Honour see the Blackburn Council site.

ABRAM Arthur William

Private 451772, 58th Battalion, Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died 19th August 1916 in France & Flanders. Age 30. Born 7th January 1886. Son of John William and Nancy Abram, of Blackburn. Next of kin Edward Lane (his cousin), 1345 Cannon Street East, Hamilton. By trade his was a weaver. Enlisted 30th June 1915 at Niagra Camp. Height 5ft 4½ins, girth 35½ins, complexion dark, eyes brown, hair black, religion Church of England. Commemorated in RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Valley Cottages Cemetery Memorial B. 1. National Archives of Canada Accession Ref: RG 150, Volume 20 - 21

ATKINSON Harold Frederick

Rifleman S/7219, 8th Battalion, Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort's Own). Died of wounds 3rd December 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born, resident and enlisted Blackburn. Only son of J. W. and Mary A. Atkinson, of 39, Bentham St., Mill Hill, Blackburn. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave II. C. 13A.

CLARKE Fred

Private 29031, 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 11th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Blackburn, resident Mill Hill, Lancashire. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave B. 9.

CLAYTON George

possibly George CLAYTON, Private 15077, 11th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 1st July 1916 in France & Flanders. Born Preston, Lancashire, enlisted Accrington, Lancashire, resident Great Harwood, Lancashire. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Some, France. Pier and Face 6 C

DIXON James

Private 25129, 6th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 25th February 1917 in Mesopotamia. Age 25. Born and enlisted Blackburn. Husband of Florence Dixon, of 9, Longshaw St., Hollin Bank, Blackburn. Commemorated on BASRA MEMORIAL, Iraq. Panel 19.

GREENWOOD Daniel

Private 27906, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 15th April 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 27. Born, resident and enlisted Blackburn. Son of Thomas and Margaret Greenwood, of 24, Brothers St., Mill Hill, Blackburn, Lancs. Formerly 3363, Fife & Fofar Yeomanry. Buried in WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave IV. E. 18.

HOLDEN John

No further information currently - too many possibilities

HOWORTH Edward

No further information currently

HOWSON William

possibly Private 200098, 1st/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 16th December 1917 in France & Flanders. Age 25. Born and enlisted Blackburn, resident Great Harwood, Lancashire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Eliza Howson, of 29, Cattle St., Great Harwood, Blackburn. Buried in GORRE BRITISH AND INDIAN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave V. C. 16.

LOFTHOUSE Edwin

Rifleman (Lance Corporal) R/1929, "C" Company, 9th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 16th June 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 19. Born and enlisted Blackburn, resident York. Son of John and Emily Lofthouse, of 266, Bishopthorpe Rd., York. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 51 and 53.

LOMAX Walter

Private 37812, 2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 19th August 1917 in France & Flanders. Born and enlisted Blackburn, resident Preston, Lancashire. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 77 to 79 and 163A

MERCER George E

Private 8237, 2nd Battalion, Seaforth Highlanders (Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's). Died of wounds 25th April 1915 in France & Flanders. Born St Peter's, Lancashire, enlisted Blackburn. Commemorated in SEAFORTH CEMETERY, CHEDDAR VILLA, Langemark-Poelkapelle, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Special memorial C. 5.

MITCHELL Harry

Private 266421, 11th Battalion, Prince Albert's (Somerset Light Infantry). Killed in action 23rd October 1918 in France & Flanders. Age 33. Born and enlisted Blackburn. Husband of Annie Tipping Mitchell, of 23, Stephen St., Mill Hill, Blackburn. Buried in TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Tournai, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave II. J. 11.

NORCROSS Edward

Private 103593, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at sea 15th April 1917. Age 26. Born Brierfield, Lancashire, enlisted Blackburn. Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Norcross. Commemorated on MIKRA MEMORIAL, Greece.

RUSCOE Stanley

Private 56094, 6th Battalion, King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 9th April 1918 in France & Flanders. Born Middlewich, Cheshire, enlisted and resident Blackburn. Formerly 27497, East Lancashire Regiment. Buried in POST OFFICE RIFLES CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Grave II. D. 25.

RYDEN Thomas O

Private 10639, 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 13th September 1914 in France & Flanders. Age 18. Born Wigan, Lancashire, enlisted Blackburn. Son of Elizabeth Hannah Ryden, of 48, Fielding Crescent, Cherry Tree, Blackburn, and the late Thomas Ryden. Buried in GRAND-SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave VII. F. 2.

SPENCER Fred[erick]

Private 6871, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 20th February 1915 in France & Flanders. Age 38. Born and enlisted Blackburn. Father of Ellen Spencer, of 17, Fernhurst St., Ewood, Blackburn. Buried in LANCASHIRE COTTAGE CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave I. E. 16.

TAYLOR John

No further information currently - too many possibilities

WADDINGTON Ralph

Private 203201, 2nd/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 21st March 1918 in France & Flanders. Enlisted Blackburn, Lancashire, resident Mill Hill, Lancashire. Formerly 12765, Lancashire Fusiliers. Buried in MASNUY-ST.-PIERRE NEW COMMUNAL CEMETERY (at the south-west end), Jurbise, Hainaut, Belgium. (It is the only CWGC grave in the cemetery.)

WOLSTENHOLME John

Private 40268, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds in England 10th February 1917. Age 28. Born and enlisted Blackburn. Formerly 22705, East Lancashire Regiment. Son of Robert and Sarah Jane Wolstenholme, of 23, Jessel St., Mill Hill, Blackburn. Buried in NEW ROW METHODIST BURIAL GROUND, Lancashire. Grave B. 33.

IN PROUD AND GRATEFUL MEMORY OF
THOSE WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919.
FONDLY REMEMBERED FOR WHAT
THEY HAVE DONE.

"Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay
down his life for jis friends." John 15 VER 13.

ERECTED BY THE MEMBERS OF THE CONGREGATION
AND SCHOLARS OF THE SUNDAY SCHOOL.

14 December 2005

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