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GRIMSARGH WAR MEMORIAL

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

The Grimsargh memorial can be found in Preston Road, Grimsargh, Preston, Lancashire. It takes the form of a Latin cross with shaft set on a tapering plinth and plaque on 12 o'clock face. There are fifteen names listed for World War 1 only.

Photograph Copyright © John Hendry 2008

THE GLORIOUS DEAD
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THIS CROSS WAS RESTORED
BY THE INHABITANTS OF
GRIMSARGH AND DISTRICT
IN MEMORY OF
LOCAL SAILORS AND SOLDIERS
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR
1914-1919

BANKS William
Private 859527, 16th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action during Military operations in the vicinity of Drocourt, he was hit in the stomach by an enemy machine gun bullet and alomost instantly killed 2 September 1918. Aged 27. Born 10 March 1890 in Preston, Lanashire. Son of John and Mary Banks, of Longsight, Grimsargh, Preston, Lancs., England originally Rose Cottage, Grimsargh. Farmer by trade. Attested 29 December 1915 at Winnipeg, Canada, maged 25 years 9 months, height 5 feet 8 inches, vhest 39 inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, black hair, religious denomination Roman Catholic. Buried in DOMINION CEMETERY, HENDECOURT-LES-CAGNICOURT, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row B. Grave 20. National Archives of Canada Accession Reference: RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 410 - 17
CARR Albert
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CHEW James
Private 9394, 11th (Prince Albert's Own) Hussars. Died of wounds 26 November 1914. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Preston, resident Grimsargh. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 44.
FINCH Charles
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FINCH Roger James
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GARLICK John
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HOLDEN Richard
Guardsman 2599, 2nd Battalion, Scots Guards. Killed in action 25 November 1914. Aged 36. Born and enlisted Preston. Son of George and Elizabeth Holden, of Bought Farm, Alston, Grimsargh, Preston; husband of Mary H. Woodend (formerly Holden), of 29, Gerrard St., Marsh, Lancaster. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
HOYLE James
Gunner 219011, "D" Battery, 83rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 16 October 1917. Aged 22. Enlisted Preston, resident Alston, Cumberland. Son of James and Alice Eleanor Hoyle, of New Barn Farm, Alston, Grimsargh, Preston. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VI. Row A. Grave 11.
LATHAM J H Vincent
Second Lieutenant, Royal Air Force. Died 20 April 1918. Aged 19. Son of Howard and Emma Alice Latham, of 7, Sunny Bank, Grimsargh. Buried in West part of GRIMSARGH (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire.
LOFTHOUSE William Henry
Lance Corporal 3403, 11th Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Killed in action 21 August 1916. Aged 33. Son of Thomas and Margaret Lofthouse; husband of Grace Henderson Lofthouse, of 88, Tockholes Rd., Darwen, England. Native of Grimsargh, Preston, England. Buried in COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 8.
MASON John
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PARK [John] James
Corporal 34426, 9th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 25 April 1918. Aged 30. Born Goosnargh, Lancashire, enlisted Bootle, Lancashire. Son of Emily Park, of Mill Dam Cottage, Grimsargh, Preston, Lancs., and the late John Park. Formerly 35131, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 102 to 104.
PARK William Morris
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PARR Ernest
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STEVENSON James Wallasey
Engineer Sub-Lieutenant, H.M. Trawler "Dirk", Royal Naval Reserve. Died 28 May 1918. Aged 47. Son of William Henry and Ellen Stevenson, of Grasmere Villas, Grimsargh, Preston No known grave. Commemorated on CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Kent. Panel 30.
NOT ON MEMORIAL BUT RESIDENT GRIMSARGH
DRAKE Thomas Wilfred
Private 21456, 22nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 14 March 1917. Born Ripponden, Yorkshire, enlisted Machester, resident Grimsargh. Buried in GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY NO.2, HEBUTERNE, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 29.
NOT ON MEMORIAL BUT BURIED IN GRIMSARGH (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD
ASKEW Robert
Sergeant 1535621, 428 (R.C.A.F.) Squadron, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 11 June 1943. Buried in GRIMSARGH (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Row 6. Grave 13.
HANKINSON P
Corporal Wheeler 680735, "A" Battery, 286th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 2 March 1919. Buried South of Church Tower in GRIMSARGH (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire.
LLOYD William
Private S4/146429, "C" Supply Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died in United Kingdom 27 April 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Preston. Buried in West part of GRIMSARGH (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire.
HANKINSON, P
Corporal Wheeler 680735, "A" Battery, 286th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 2 March 1919. Buried South of Church Tower in GRIMSARGH (ST. MICHAEL) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire.

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