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BLACKPOOL WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2018

SURNAMES C

CALLAGHAN Joseph
Private M/304697, 1039th Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on service in Egypt 18 October 1918. Aged 30. Born and enlisted Blackburn, resident Blackpool. Son of Denis and Elizabeth Callaghan; husband of Annie Callaghan, of 29, Kent Rd., Blackpool. Buried in ALEXANDRIA (HADRA) WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section C. Grave 99.
CALLOW F Edward
[Listed as E CALLOW on CWGC & SDGW] Private 1253, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1915. Aged 20. Born Dalton, Lanc, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Margaret Callow, of 27, Manchester Rd., Blackpool. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row J. Grave 51.
CALVERT Harold Bailey
Private 202112, 1st Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 19 May 1917. Born Adwalton, Yorks, resident Blackpool, Lancashire, enlisted Bettisfield Park Camp, Salop. Son of William and Sarah Bailey Calvert, of 24 Wellington Road, Blackpool. Married Florence Eccleston 13 January 1917 in the Congregational Church, Blackpool, resident 32 Caunce Street, Blackpool. Formerly 142158, Royal Field Artillery. Attested 27 April 1916, aged 29 years 1 month, as 142158, Royal Field Artillery, resident 10 Lonsdale Road, Blackpool, Painter and Decorator by trade, unmarried at enlistment, height 5 feet 6 inches, chest 38 inches, weight 163lbs. Transferred to 3rd/4th Battalion, Border Regiment 21 June 1916, posted to 1st Bttalion 28 March 1917. Embarked Folkestone 9 March 1917, disembarked Boulogne, France 9 March 1917. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

CALVERT James Noel
Rifleman 2387, 5th (City of London) Battalion (London Rifle Brigade), London Regiment. Died of wounds 24 July 1916. Aged 19. Born Sunderland, enlisted London. Son of James T. and Annie Calvert, of Sunderland. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 2.
CALVERT Richard
[Listed as The King's (Liverpool Regiment) on memorial] Private 204513, 27th Company, Labour Corps. Died on service 27 August 1917. Aged 37. Born Marton, Lancashire, enlisted Blackpool. Husband of Emily Calvert, of 69, Buchanan St., Blackpool. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY, ETRUN, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VI. Row C. Grave 40.
CAMERON John Gordon
Private 241659, "B" Company, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 30 November 1917. Aged 24.Born Lanarkshire, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Angus and Maria Cameron, of "Old Red Bank," Hesketh Avenue, Bispham, Blackpool. A scholar and Master at Bainess Grammer School, Poulten-le-Fylde. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 3.
CAMPBELL Thomas Alfred
[CWGC & SDGW list him as Thomas Alfred Campbell Campbell] Private 14606, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 2 March 1916. Born Manchester, enlisted Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.

CAPSTICK Walter
Guardsman 9451, Scots Guards. Died of wounds 16 september 1917. Born Marsden, Yorkshire, enlisted Blackpool. Buried in DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row D. Grave 15.
CARDWELL Albert Stafford aka John Stafford
Sergeant 2590, Australian Army Ordnance Corps. Died of illness (Tubercular Larynx) 11 December 1918. Aged 42. Born Blackpool. Son of Mr. N. Cardwell, of 34 Johnson Road, Marton, Blackpool. Bricklayer by trade. Educated Bains Grammar School, St. John's, Blackpool. Emigrated to Australia aged 32. Buried in DURBAN (STELLAWOOD) CEMETERY, Kwazulu Natal, South Africa. Row F. Grave 129. See Australian Roll of Honour Circular
CARDWELL Cornelius
Private 241459, 5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 12 December 1917. Aged 35. Born Marton, Lancs, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Richard and Ellen Cardwell, of 56 Preston Old Rd., Marton, Blackpool. Served in South Africa with 7th Dragoon Guards. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section T. Grave 214.
CARDWELL Edward Wallace
[Listed as Edward Wallis Cardwell on SDGW & Military Papers] Gunner 72032, 14th Heavy Artillery Group, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action by shell fire 3 January 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Son of John and Margary Cardwell, of Hornby Villa, 21 Devonshire Road, Blackpool. Attested 10 December 1915 in Blackpool, aged 22 years 5 months, an Insurance Inspector by trade, mobilized 3 April 1916, unmarried at enlistment. Height 5 feet 8¾ inches, chest 37 inches. Buried in LONGUEVAL ROAD CEMETERY, Somme, France. Row J. Grave 14.
CARDWELL Fred
Pilot Officer, H.M.S. "Vindictive", Royal Air Force. Missing presumed killed 25 October 1919. Aged 20. Son of Edward and Margaret Alice Cardwell, of 437, Waterloo Rd., Great Barton, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL, Russian Federation.
CARDWELL Frederick John
Driver T/4/197544, 1109th Auxiliary H.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died on serice in United Kingdom 25 August 1918. Aged 21. Born and resident Blackpool, enlisted Oswestry. Son of John and Clara Eliza Beatrice Cardwell, of 10, Whittam Avenue, Blackpool. Buried in MARTON (ST. PAUL) CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Lancashire. Plot III. Grave 15.
CARDWELL H
Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery
CARDWELL John William
Private 1559, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 11 May 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cardwell, of 6, Bank Rd., Marton, Blackpool. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 19.
CARDWELL Tom
Corporal 306219, 8th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 7 August 1916. Aged 20. BOrn, resident and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Ruth Cardwell of 51 Hawes Side Lane, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Addenda Panel 2.

CARDWELL William
Gunner 701575, 37th Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died in United Kigdom 29 September 1916. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Thomas and Emma Cardwell, of 33, Crossland Rd., Great Marton. Buried in MARTON (ST. PAUL) CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Lancashire. Plot VIII. Grave 55.
CARDWELL William Henry
Private 33237, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 28 June 1917. Enlisted Blackpool. Son of Mrs. E. Cardwell, of 33, Crossland Rd., Great Marton, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

CARNEY Thomas
Sapper 216506, 92nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 22 August 1918. Aged 23. Born and resident Heywood, Lancashire, enlisted Blackpool (Army records state he was born in Blackpool). Son of Mr. J (deceased) and Mrs. Martha Carney, of 29, Lewtas St., North Shore, Blackpool. Native of Southport. Had an illigitimate child, according to Army Records, born 25 April 1916, mother Alice Bailey of 17 Frederick Street, South Shore, Blackpool. Enlisted 27 November 1914, aged 19 years 7 months, for the Duration of the War, Plumber by trade, height 5 feet 9 inches, chest 37 inches. Unmarried. Formerly 12th Battalion (Pioneers), Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France, Plot III. Row J. Grave 3.
CARR Robert
Private M2/201403, 17th G.H.Q. Reserve M.T. Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 27 March 1919. Aged 31. Husband of Ruby Carr, of 56, Granville Rd., Blackpool. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section Z. Grave 59.
CARTER John
Rifleman S/34931, 2nd Battalion, Rifle Brigade (Prince Consort's Own). Discharged as unfit for further service 24 April 1919 suffering from Pulmonary Tuberculosis, died 29 June 1919. Aged 19. Son of Harry and Elizabeth Ann Carter, of 7, Myrtle Street, Blackpool. Enlisted 25 August 1917, aged 18 years 1 month. Height 6 feet ¼ inches. chest 34½ inches. Motor Driver by trade. Religious denomination Church of England. Missing in action 11 May 1918, conmfirmed Prisoner of War 16 November 1918, repatriated P.o.W. 1918, arrived in England 26 November 1918. As a Prisoner of War in Germany he walked back to English lines exhausted and wen sick November 1917. Spet time in Guys Hospital, London and Mill Road Hospital, Liverpool.
CARTMELL G
Suffolk Regiment
CARTMELL James
Sapper WR/278055, No. 4 Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Blackpool, Lancashire. Husband of Edith Ellen Cartmell, of 266, Watson's Lane, South Shore, Blackpool. Buried in VILLERS STATION CEMETERY, VILLERS-AU-BOIS, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XI. Row C. Grave 18.
CARTMELL John
Lance Corporal 18649, 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 6 March 1916. Born Thornton, Lancashire, enlisted Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

CARTMELL Joseph
Rifleman 381993, 6th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died 17 August 1920. Aged 24. Son of Hugh and Ellen Cartmell, of 7, Ash St., South Shore, Blackpool. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section R. Grave 160.
CARTMELL Robert
Private 201502, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 16 July 1918. Aged 28. Born Thornton, Lancashire, enlisted Blackpool. Husband of A. Cartmell, of 29, Grafton St., Blackpool. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 48.
CARTMELL T
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
CARTMELL T
Manchester Regiment
CARTWRIGHT Joseph Harry
Second Lieutenant, 11th Battalion attached to 20th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 2 June 1918. Aged 26. Husband of Florence Cartwright, of 21, Bute Avenue, Blackpool. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT, Somme, France. Plot II. Row C. Grave 18.
CAVENEY John
[Listed as CAVNEY on SDGW] Private 202584, 5th Battalion, Princess Charlotte of Wales's (Royal Berkshire Regiment). Killed in action 5 April 1918. Born Halifax, Yorkshire, resident Blackpool, enlisted Liverpool. Formerly 4281, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 56 and 57.
CAVENEY William
[Listed as CAVNEY on SDGW] Private 10704, 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 12 November 1914. Born Sowerby Bridge, Yorkshire, resident Blackpool, enlisted Preston. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 41 and 43.

CHADWICK Thomas Louis
[Transcribed as CHADWELL] Driver 219332, 9th Division Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 18 April 1918. Aged 37. Born and enlisted Manchester, resident Blackpool. Son of James and Hannah Chadwick, of Blackly, Manchester; husband of Frances Chadwick, of 30. St. Heliers Rd., South Shore, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 8 and 162.
CHEETHAM William
Lieutenant, Royal Engineers. Died 6 February 1920. Aged 24. Son of Harold and Sarah Alice Cheetham, of Oldham; husband of Alice Winifred Cheetham, of 25, Burlington Rd., South Shore, Blackpool. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section W. Grave 176.
CLARK Duncan James Sidney
Sergeant (Pilot) 317801, 75th Training Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died at home whilst on 'G' Reserve from result of a fall whilst in the Army, 20 August 1919. Aged 19. Son of James and Emily Mary Clark, of Auchencairn, St. George's Avenue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. Gents Outfitter by trade. Attested 8 October 1917, aged 17. Religious denomination Congregationalist. Height 5 feet 5¾ inches, chest 35 inches, brown hair, brown eyesm fresh complexion. Transferred to Reserve 21 March 1919. Resident 29 Gainsborough Road, Blackpool. Buried in MARTON (ST. PAUL) CHURCH BURIAL GROUND, Lancashire. Plot XI. Grave 2.
CLARK George Frederic
Private M2/153847, 51st Auxiliary Bus Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 14 November 1918. Aged 36. Husband of Clara Clark, of 16, Myrtle St., Blackpool. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section W. Grave 28.
CLARKSON Albert
Sergeant (Observer) 3049, 11th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Missing - killed in action 30 September 1916. Aged 22. Son of Arthur and Alice Jane Clarkson, of 56, Shaw Rd., Blackpool. Buried in BANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 3.
CLARKSON Robert E
Private 24322, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 2 October 1918. Aged 23. Born Preston, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Clarkson, of 5, Burleigh Rd., Preston. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row C. Grave 18.
CLEARER J R D
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
CLEGG John Herbert Birtwistle
Private 344074, 2nd/2nd South Midland Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died 25 August 1920. Resident 16 Broughton Avenue, Blackpool. Enlisted 3 February 1915 at Frazakerley, aged 27 years 7 months, a Shop manager by trade, married. Discharged on demobilization 31 March 1920. Later resident 20 Montrose Avenue, Blackpool.
CLEGHORN John
Private 89043, 45th Company, Machine Gun Corps. (Infantry). Killed in action 23 August 1917. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Son of George and Margaret Cleghorn, of 90, Ribble Rd., Blackpool. Formerly 161993, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 154 to 159 and 163A.
CLEMENTS Joseph William
Private 25731, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 12 May 1917. Born Melton Mowbray, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Walter Clements, of 5 Nelson Road, Blackpool, Lancashire. Attested 3 June 1916 at Lancaster, aged 18 years 2 months. Dairyman by trade. Unmarried when he enlisted. In Reserve 4 June 1916, mobilized 12 October 1916, posted Depot 12 October 1916, posted 3rd Battalion 19 October 1916, posted 8th Battalion in France 3 April 1917. Height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 112 lbs, chest 33½ inches. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

CLINCH John Loton
Private 29319 [CWGC] or 29219 [SDGW], 13th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 21 August 1918. Aged 20. Born, resident and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Mr. E. M. and Mrs. M. A. Clinch, of 13, St. Anthony's Place, Talbot Rd., Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 3 and 4.
CLITHEROE John James
Gunner 687332, "C" Battery, 276th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4 August 1917. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Blackpool, Lancashire. Son of Israel and Elizabeth Clitheroe, of 91, Peter St., Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 5 and 9.

CLITHEROE James Norman
Lieutenant (Flying Instructor), 53rd Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in an aircraft crash at Grantham causing a spinj into the ground 4:20pm 22 May 1918 in a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8. serial number B6669, Second Lieutenant Johnson also killed. Aged 32. Born at Blackpool. Husband of E. Clitheroe, of 16, Gilpin Avenue, East Sheen, London. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section A. Grave 400.
CLOUGH Mary
Staff Nurse 2 Res/C/1037, Queen Alexandra's Imperial Military Nursing Service. Died 12 October 1916. Aged 28. Daughter of Samuel and Annie Clough, of The Coppice, Bispham Rd., Blackpool. Buried in PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, Malta. Plot XXIX. Grave 2.
CLOW Arthur
Private 472621, 72nd Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action 9 April 1917. Born 17 March 1893. Born Manchester. Son of Frederick Clow, of 6 Braithwaite Street, Blackpool. Farmer by trade. Unmarried. Attested 15 November 1915 at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, aged 22 years 8 months, height 5 feet 9½ inches, chest 40 inches, weight 178lbs, dark complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomnation Methodist. No known grave. Commemorated on VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: Canadian Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 1810 - 68
COLES Alfred Henry
Sergeant 306365, 2nd/8th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 28 May 1918. Resident and enlisted Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 21 to 23.
COLSTON, MiD John Percy
Lance Sergeant 356778, 1st/10th (Scottish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 10 April 1918. Aged 25. Born, resident and enlisted Blackpool, Lancashire. Son of Edward Colston, of Blackpool, Lancs. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in GUARDS CEMETERY, WINDY CORNER, CUINCHY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row K. Grave 8.
COLSTON Norman
Private 33914, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 31 July 1917. Born and enlisted Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.

COMOR M
Unknown
CONNOR M
Canadian Infantry.
CONWAY T
Private 19715, "C" Company, 13th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died 14 July 1916. Aged 24. Born Manchester. Son of Thomas and Mary Hannah Conway, of 23, Threlfall Rd., Blackpool. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 10.
COOKSON Frank
Gunner 177405, 311th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 30 October 1917. Aged 27. Son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Ephraim Cookson, of Rastrick, Yorks; husband of Sarah Ann Cookson, of 84, Counce St., Blackpool. Buried in POTIJZE CHATEAU GROUNDS CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 11.
COOKSON John
Rifleman 419032, 1st/9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's Rfiles), London Regiment. Killed in action 17 July 1918. Born and enlisted Blackpool, resident Marton. Formerly 3729, 4th Battalion, Loyan North Lancashire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 87 and 88.
COOPER A R
Royal Welsh Fusiliers
COOPER James
Private 242968, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 10 May 1918. Enlisted Blackpool. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT, Seine-Maritime, France. Plot VI. Row J. Grave 1A.
COOPER, MiD John Albert
Lance Corporal P/2307, Military Foot Police, Military Police Corps. Died on serice 19 February 1919. Aged 31. Born Hargrove, enlisted and resident Blackpool. Son of Charles Edward and Margaret Cooper, of 26, Fulham St., Nelson, Lancs.; husband of Mary Ann Cooper, of 21, Ashton Rd., Blackpool. Native of Cornholme, Todmorden. Mentioned in Despatches (MiD). Buried in BELGRADE CEMETERY, Namur, Belgium. PLot V. Row A. Grave 14.
CORBET E
Royal Army Service Corps
CORNALL, MM Harry
Company Sergeant Major 305980, 1st/8th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 20 November 1917. Born, resident and enlisted Blackpool. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

COTTAM Lawrence Alfred
Private 1552, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of woundsd 25 August 1916. Aged 21. Born Sheffield, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Mrs. Fanny Greenwood, of 99, High St., Blackpool. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section B. Grave 383.
COULSTON Leonard aka Len
Private 5313, "B" Company, 25th Battalion, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Forces. Killed in action by a sniper shot in the body and died in a shell hole in Chalk Pit Road, between Le Sarc and Warlencourt, as he was on his way to outpost duty, on a fatigue party, at night, 7 February 1917. Aged 20. Born Blackpool. Son of the late William Noble Coulston, and Kate Coulston; brother of Mr. John Coulston. Resident Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Educated Baines Grammar School, near Blackpool. Emigrated aged 18 years. Farmer by trade. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY, MIRAUMONT, Somme, France. Plot III. Row K. Grave 7. See Australian Roll of Honour Circular and also Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files
COULTON John William
Acting Corporal 424098, 1st/10th (County of London) Battalion (Hackney), London Regiment. Died of wounds 17 December 1917 in Egypt. Born Accrington, enlisted and resident Blackpool. Formerly 314, 3rd Supply Company, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment (National Reserve). Buried in CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, Egypt. Section O. Grave 72,
COULTON Thomas
Lance Corporal 241953, 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 29 August 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Coulton, of 24, Woolman Rd., Blackpool, Lancs. Buried in QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 26.
COUPE A
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
COURTMAN James
Private 24409, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 9 April 1918. Aged 36. Born Ashton-Under-Lyne, enlisted Blackpool. Husband of Harriet Courtman (nee Entwistle), of 122, Powell Avenue, Hawes Side Lane, Blackpool, married 31 August 1913 at the Independent Chapel, Victoria Street, Blackpool. Attested 1 December 1915 at Blackpool, aged 34 years 7 months. Resident 102, Peter Street, Blackpool on enlistment. Hairdresser by trade. Married at enlistment. Height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 118 lbs, chest 34½ inches. Army Reserve 1 December 1915, mobilized 18 July 1916, Depoy 18 July 1916, posted 1st Battalion 30 November 1916, posted 7 Battalion 11 December 1916, posted 1sty/4th Battalion 6 February 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 19 and 20.
COWELL E G
East Lancashire Regiment
COWPER Harry Pearson
Private 24390, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 16 June 1917. Aged 34. Born Wellingborough, Northants, enlisted Blackpool. Son of the late James and Eliza Cowper; husband of Lizzie Schorfield (formerly Cowper)(nee Thomas), of 19, Alexandra Avenue, Blackpool, married 9 September 1912 at Kirkham. Attested 11 December 1915 at Blackpool, aged 32, resident 19 Alexandra Avenue, Marton, Blackpool. Barman by trade. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 122 lbs, chest 37 inches. Asthmatic. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

COWPERTHWAITE Hugh C
Private 241189, 2nd/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 29 March 1917. Aged 18.Born and enlisted Blackpool. Son of George Cowperthwaite, of 1, Eden St., Blackpool. Buried in ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot III. Row M. Grave 8.
COX Frank Edwin
Private 11845, 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards. Died 27 November 1917. Aged 36. Son of the late George and Alma Cox, of 115, West St., Crewe; husband of Henrietta Cox, of 59, Lord St., Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 2 and 3.
COX, MM Harold
Company Sergeant Major 266334, 1st/7th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 11 April 1918. Resident and enlisted Blackpool. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Buried in POST OFFICE RIFLES CEMETERY, FESTUBERT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 21.
COX William J
Private 14035, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 6 Noevmber 1915. Aged 35. Husband of Lena E. Cox, of 2, Bath St., South Shore, Blackpool. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section K. Grave 708.
CRABTREE John Morgan
Gunner 681023, "B" Battery, 286th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 8 June 1917. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES, Nord, France. Plot VII. Row B. Grave 24.
CRAGG Fred
Private 13390, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 8 May 1915. Born and enlisted Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 12.

CRAIG Harry
Private 10961, 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action between 13 and 14 September 1916. Aged 23. Born Edgley, Stockport, Cheshire, resident Blackpool, enlisted Preston, lancashire. Son of Ada Craig, of 1, Cross St., North Shore, Blackpool, and the late Peter Craig. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

CRAIG William Frederick
Private 51348, 1st/4th Battalion, Suffolk Regiment. Died of wounds 31 August 1918. Aged 28. Born Preston, enlisted Blackpool. Nephew of J. Greenhalgh, of 37, Moor Lane, Preston, Lancs. Formerly 22074, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Buried in DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row B. Grave 46.
CRANE Arthur Rye
Private 49639, 3rd Battalion, Manchester Regiment transferred to Private 277024, 736th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died on service 13 September 1917. Aged 32. Born Blackpool, Lancs, enlisted Manchester. Son of Richard and Ann Crane, of 47, Broughton Avenue, Blackpool. Buried in LONGUENESSE (ST. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row D. Grave 76.
CRANE John
Private 6056, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 7 July 1915. Born Blackpool, enlisted Barrow-In-Furness. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

CRAWSHAW C
Royal Scots Fusiliers
CRAWSHAW Robert
Private 9010, 3rd Battalion, Scots Guards. Died 27 November 1918. Aged 24. Son of Mrs. Edwar Crawshaw, of 11, Caunce St., Blackpool also 31 brunswick Street, Blackpool. Attested 1914, resident Blackpool, born Dodworth, Yorkshire. Discharged as no longer physically fit for war service 14 June 1917 in London, aged 22 years 5 months, height 5 feet 8½ inches, chest 37½ inches, fresh complexion, blue grey eyes, brown hai, religious denomination Church of England. Bootmake by trade. Intended place of residence 31 Brunswick Street, Blackpool. Suffered bullet wound to the face causing severe disfigurement 2 April 1915. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section R. Grave 182.
CROASDALE Henry [Hargreaves]
Private 13027, 7th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 11 July 1916. Born Chatburn, Lancashire, resident Fleetwood, Lancashire, enlisted Preston. Son of Mr. William Croasdale (Snr.). Attested 7 September 1914 at Preston, aged 34 years 10 months. Resident Blackpool, born Chatburn, Lancashire. Bank Clerk by trade. Unmarried at enlistment. Height 5 feet 4 inches, weight 117lbs, chest 35 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Wounded accidentally 18 April 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.

CROFT George
Gunner 104915, "C" Battery, 74th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 4 October 1917. Aged 24. Born Blackpool, Lancashire, enlisted Manchester, Lancashire. Son of Ann and the late Thomas Croft, of 38, Cecil St., Blackpool. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 23.
CROOKALL Jack
Lance Corporal 306067, "D" Company, 2nd/8th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 22 December 1917. Aged 19.Resident and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Robert H. and Elizabeth Crookall, of 21, Fisher St., Blackpool. Enlisted at the age of 16 years. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 31 to 34 and 162 and 162A and 163A.
CROMPTON Harold
Private 17558, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died on service 2 June 1916. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Buried in POONA (ST. SEPULCHRE'S) CEMETERY, India. Plot A. Grave 147.
CROMPTON Thomas
Corporal 12554, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) Killed in action 26 April 1918. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Crompton, of "Broadlands", Layton Rd., Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 19 and 20.
CROMPTON W V
Manchester Regiment
CROSLAND N F
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
CROSS Arthur Moulter
Second Lieutenant, 20th Training Squadron, Royal Air Force. Killed in an accidental aircraft crash 4:15pm 29 July 1918 in a Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8 serial number C2385. Aged 23. Son of Sarah Cross, of 106, Manchester Rd., Blackpool, and the late Joseph Cross. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section Y. Grave 49.
CROSS James
Private 17327, 20th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born and resident Blackpool, Lancashire, enlisted Manchester. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot II. Row I. Grave 6.
CROSS J
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
CROSSLEY Claude Edward
Private 202243, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 20 September 1917. Aged 21. Son of James Thomas and Sarah Crossley, of 17, Osbourne Rd., South Shore, Blackpool. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row F. Grave 2.
CROWTHER James
Private 242449, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds 29 June 1917. Aged 19. Born Bury, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Edward and Emily Crowther, of 56, Sherbourne Rd., Blackpool. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XXII. Row L. Grave 1A.
CRYER James Arthur
[Listed as A CRYER on CWGC] Private 110058, 1st Battalion, Duke of Lancasters Own Yeomanry. Died of wounds 3 April 1917. Aged 26. Born Southport, lancashire, resident and enlisted Blackpool. Only son of Elizabeth Cryer, of 11, Jackson St., Layton, Blackpool, and the late Robert Cryer. Buried in PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 17.
CUMMINS James
Private 10331, 13th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died 7 July 1916. Aged 21. Son of James and Mary Ann Cummins, of 56, Layton Rd., Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A.

CURWEN James Richard
Private 72836, 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 4 September 1918. Aged 19. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Thomas and Maud Curwen, of 15, Layton Rd., Blackpool, and the late Thomas Henry Curwen. Enlisted 17 February 1917 at Blackpool, aged 17 years 8 months. Unmarired at enlistment. Motor Driver by trade. Height 5 feet 4½ inches, weight 121lbs, chest 36 inches. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 77 and 78.
CURWEN Robert
[Listed as Royal Welsh Fusiliers on memorial] Private 79491, 18th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Died of wounds 26 October 1918. Born and resident Blackpool, enlisted Preston. Son of Mr. E. Curwen of 23, Butler St., Blackpool. Buried in DON COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ANNOEULLIN, Nord, France. Plot I. Row A. Grave 48.

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