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CHATBURN WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2017

The Chatburn memorial can be found in the grounds of Christ Church, Sawley Road, Chatburn, Ribble Valley, Lancashire. It takes the form of a plain celtic cross on an four-sided, inscribed, tapered block mounted on a two stepped base. The memorial was dedicated by Dr. Whelan, Bishop Suffragan of Burnley, and unveiled by Dr. Pinchin, 12 November 1920. There are twenty two names for World War 1 and sixteen for World War 2. The lettering was rerworked in 1989.

Photograph Copyright © John Hendry 2008

TO THE GLORY OF GOD
IN HEARTFUL THANKFULNESS
FOR THE GREAT DELIVERANCE
AND THE BLESSING OF PEACE.
IN THANKFULNESS TO THE MEN OF
CHATBURN AND WORSTON
WHO FOUGHT FOR US IN THE GREAT WAR
AND RETURNED IN SAFETY
AND MORE ESPECIALLY IN PROUD AND
GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE OF THOSE
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES,
THIS CROSS IS ERECTED BY
THE INHABITANTS OF THIS PARISH
NOVEMBER 1920.

1914-1918

ATKINSON John
Private 38383, No.1 Company, 11th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Died 12 December 1917. Aged 20. Son of John and Elizabeth Atkinson, of 3, Robinson St., Chatburn, Clitheroe, Lancs. Buried in SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, Greece. Section D. Grave 576.
BOWSKILL John Edward
Private 56366, 9th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Killed in action 14 August 1918. Aged 19. Born Burnley, enlisted Clitheroe, resident Chatburn. Son of John and Alice Bowskill, of Beech Grove, Chatburn, Clitheroe, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 77 and 78.
BRIGGS Leonard
Private 36669, 9th Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 1 October 1917. Aged 27. Born and resident Chatburn, enlisted Clitheroe. Son of Mrs. Ellen Briggs, of 15, Ribblesdale View, Chatburn, Clitheroe, Lancs. Formerly 28435, East Lancashire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 50 to 51.
CARR John
No further information currently available.
ELLEL Joseph Veevers
Private 44648, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 8 February 1917. Aged 24. Born and resident Chatburn, enlisted Clitheroe. Son of Veevers and Ellen Ann Ellel, of 19, Ribblesdale View, Chatburn, Clitheroe. Formerly 26303, East Lancashire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.
GREEN William [James]
Private 19966, 15th Battalion, Cheshire Regiment. Died of wounds 27 July 1916. Born Chatburn, enlisted Clitheroe. Son of Mr. W. Green, of Chatburn, nr. Clitheroe, Lancs. Buried in LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 72.
HANSON James
No further information currently available.
HATFIELD James [William]
Private 47746, Cheshire Regiment transferred to 37479, Labour Corps. Died 5 July 1918. Aged 39. Husband of Elizabeth Mary Hatfield, of 4, Downham Rd., Chatburn. Buried in CHATBURN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section A. Grave 16.
HUSTWAITE Wilfred
Private 200074, "D" Company, 1/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 28 May 1917. Aged 26. Born and enlisted Yarn, Durham, resident Chatburn. Son of Annie Hustwaite, of 5, Victoria Crescent, Chatburn, Clitheroe, Lancs, and the late Thomas Hustwaite. Formerly 1096, Yorkshire Regiment. BURIED IN NEUVILLE-BOURJONVAL BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 27.
JACKSON Albert
Gunner 150965, 208th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 30 September 1917. Born Chatburn, enlisted Nelson, resident Brierfield, Lancashire. Buried in BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Enclosure No. 2 Plot I. Row D. Grave 36.
LAWSON Thomas Clifford
Private 200884, "D" Company, 1/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 24 April 1917. Aged 21. Enlisted Clitheroe, resident Chatburn. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Alice Lawson, of Downham Rd., Chatburn, Clitheroe, Lancs. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 4.
MARSDEN William
Private 24200, 6th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died in Mesopotamia 4 July 1916. Aged 21. Born Waddington, Yorkshire, enlisted Clitheroe, resident Chatburn. Son of Mr. R. S. and Mrs. E. Marsden, of Bridge House, Chatburn, Clitheroe, Lancs. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETRY, Iraq. Plot V. Row O. Grave 8.
PINDER John Edward
Private 17460, 1/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 26 April 1918. Aged 29. Born and enlisted Clitheroe. Son of Mrs. W. Monk, of Bold Venture, Worston, Clitheroe, Lancs. Buried in COUIN NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 40.
SLEADING Whitwell Stainton Wilson
Bombardier 24893, "B" Battery, 64th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 12 June 1917. Aged 33. Son of Margaret Sleading, of Chatburn; husband of Susan Mary Sleading, of Brookside Cottages, Ribble Lane, Chatburn, Clitheroe, Lancs. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row E. Grave 24.
SMITH William Arthur Heseltine
Second Lieutenant, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Husband of Emily Margery Smith (nee Wilson), married 1915 in Clitheroe. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France.

Extract from National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1919:

SMITH William Arthur Heseltine of 13 Victoria-avenue Chatburn Lancashire died 27 May 1918 in France Administration London 31 January to Emily Margery Smith widow. Effects £59 10s. 6d.

THWAITES Robert
Captain, 1/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 28 June 1917. Aged 23. Son of Percy and Laura Thwaites, of Raydale, Chatburn, Clitheroe, Lancs. Buried in RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 6.
TOMLINSON James
Private 44652, 12th (Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry) Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 15 August 1918. Born and resident Chatburn, enlisted Clitheroe. Formerly 24808, East Lancashire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 9.
TOMLINSON William
Private 30055, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 21 October 1916. Aged 24. Born and resident Chathburn, enlisted Clitheroe. Son of the late William and Alice Ann Tomlinson. Formerly 21809, Royal Lancashire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.
WEBSTER Amos
Private 102554, 239th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died of wounds 5 August 1917. Born 1 October 1893 Sabden, Lancashire, enlisted Clitheroe. Son of Mr. J. Webster, of Green Lane Farm, Downham, Clitheroe, Lancs. Formerly 37536, Royal Lancashire Regiment. In the 1901 census he was aged 7, born Pendleton, Lancashire. resident with his parents, John and Katherine Webster, at Wilken Heys, Sabden, Pendleton, Clitheroe, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 17, born Sabden, Lancashire, Farmer's Son Working On Farm, resident with his parents, John and Katherine Webster, at Green Lane Farm, Downham, Clitheroe, Lancashire. Admitted to Sabden Board / County Primary School, in 1897. Admitted to Sabden Board / County Primary School in 1900. Buried in GODEWAERSVELDE BRITISH CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot I. Row C. Grave 16.
WHITTAKER Herbert
[Spelt WHITAKER on SDGW] Private 202388, 2/5th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 8 June 1917. Aged 19. Born Keighley, Yorkshire, enlisted Clitheroe, resident Chatburn. Son of Alfred and Annie Whittaker, of 20, Ribblesdale View, Chatburn, Clitheroe, Lancs. Buried in NOEUX-LES-MINES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row T. Grave 29.
WIGNALL Robert McGill
Private 202056, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 3 November 1917. Aged 34.Son of Thomas and Agnes Wignall, of Chatburn, Clitheroe. Enlisted Clitheroe, resident Chatburn. Buried inST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot III. Row S. Grave 1A.
WIGNALL William
Lance Corporal 8047, Pay Office (Preston), Army Pay Corps. Died 14 November 1917. Aged 30. Son of Thomas and Agnes Wignall, of Chatburn; husband of Ellen Wignall, of 4, Inglewood Terrace, Chathburn. Buried in CHATBURN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section M. Grave 8.
1939-1945
ASTIN Herbert Whitaker
Pilot Officer 130527, 115 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 2 March 1943. Son of Rowland and Jessie Astin, of Colne, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 130.
BITHELL William
Private 4081677, 2nd Battalion, South Wales Borderers. Died 26 September 1944. Aged 29. Son of Harold and Mary Alice Bithell, of Worston. Clitheroe. Lancashire. Buried in GEEL WAR CEMETERY, Antwerpen, Belgium. Plot II. Row C. Grave 19.
DUGDALE Sydney
Able Seaman D/JX 339287, H.M.S. "President III", Royal Navy. Died 11 November 1943. Aged 27. Son of John and Jane Ellen Dugdale; husband of Jessie Dugdale, of Sawley, Yorkshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 79, Column 1.
DUNNINGTON Harry H
Sergeant 612371, 53 Squadron, Royal Air Force. Died 28 August 1940. No known grave. Commemorated on RUNNYMEDE MEMORIAL, Surrey. Panel 13.
FRANKLAND Harry Sutton
Lance Bombardier 1444726, 156 Batteryy, 52 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 19 May 1941. Aged 30. Son of Edward and Ellen Hannah Frankland; husband of Annie Frankland, of Chatburn, Lancashire. Buried in SUDA BAY WAR CEMETERY, Greece. Plot 10. Row E. Grave 16.
HACKETT Lewis
Lance Corporal 3388278, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 22 September 1944. Aged 25. Son of William Ernest and Emily Hackett, of Chatburn, Lancashire. Buried in BERGEN-OP-ZOOM WAR CEMETERY, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands. Plot 17. Row A. Grave 1.
LIMBERT Sydney
Private 3388131, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 20 April 1945. Aged 26. Buried in BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Niedersachsen, Germany. Plot 6. Row E. Grave 5.
MENNELL George Edwin
Gunner 1459290, 155 Battery, 52 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 7 April 1943. Aged 25. Son of George Mennell, and of Etta Tara Mennell, of Worston, Lancashire. His brother John Eric also fell (see below). Buried in BARI WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot X. Row D. Grave 12.
MENNELL John Eric
Lance Bombardier 1441640, 168 Battery, 56 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 10 October 1944. Aged 23. Son of George and Etta Tara Mennell, of Worston, Lancashire. His brother George Edwin also fell (see above). Buried in FLORENCE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot I. Row H. Grave 7.
NEILSON Douglas
Gunner 1826667, 21 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 1 December 1942. Aged 28. Son of Thomas George and Elizabeth Neilson, of Chatburn, Lancashire Buried in SYDNEY WAR CEMETERY, New South Wales, Australia. Plot 27. Row C. Grave 7.
RAWLINSON Neville Ayrton
Flight Sergeant (Air Gunner) 2216259, 582 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 25 May 1944. Aged 19. Son of John and Ellen Rawlinson, of Twiston, Lancashire. Buried in RHEINBERG WAR CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot 6. Row A. Grave 9.
ROBINSON Ernest
No further information currently available.
ROBINSON John Geoffrey
Trooper 7952238, 3rd (8th Battalion, The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Regiment, Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C. Died 5 November 1944. Aged 20. Son of Colonel Frederick Martyn Robinson, O.B.E., M.C., T.D., J.P., and Joanna Gertrude Robinson, of Chatburn, Lancashire. Buried in MIERLO WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row C. Grave 9.
TAYLOR Sam
No further information currently available.
TOMLINSON Alan
Private 3388049, 6th (H.D.) Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 25 October 1941. Aged 22.Son of Charles and Lily Tomlinson, of Chatburn. Buried in CHATBURN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 3.
WHIPP Leonard [Priestley]
Flying Officer 173314, 105 Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 19 October 1944. Son of William Carr Whipp and Annie Whipp, of Chatburn; husband of Doris Whipp, of Clitheroe. Buried in CHATBURN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section F. Grave 3.
WIGNALL Thomas Leslie
Lance Bombardier 1830529, 287 Battery, 63 Light A.A. Regiment, Royal Artillery. Died 19 January 1942. Aged 27. Son of Thomas and Ada Isabell Wignall, of Chatburn. Buried in CHATBURN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 3.

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