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HOLCOMBE WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Jenny Mundy 2008

The memorial is to be found under the Lych gate at Emmanuel Church, Chapel Lane, Holcombe Rake, Ramsbottom, Lancashire, and was unveiled in 1920.

Photograph Copyright © Jenny Mundy 2008

TO THE
GLORY OF GOD
& IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE
MEMBERS OF HOLCOMBE CHURCH & SUNDAY SCHOOL
WHO LAID DOWN THEIR LIVES IN THE GREAT WAR 1914-18

ALLEN

Herbert

Private 33958, 10th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 12th October 1918. Born Shuttleworth, enlisted Ramsbottom. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 5 and 6.

BOOTH

Arnold

Private 171668, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 27th June 1919. Aged 20. Son of Robert and Frances Booth, of Sunny Bank, Ramsbottom, Manchester. Buried in HOLCOMBE (EMMANUEL) CHURCHYARD, Holcombe, Lancs. Grave 649.

BOOTH

Garnett

Private 24435, 25th (Montgomeryshire & Welsh Horse Yeomanry) Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Aged 23. Born Holcombe, enlisted Ramsbottom. Son of Mr. J. M. and Mrs. M. A. Booth, of Hill Top Farm, Holcombe, Manchester. Buried in RONSSOY COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot B. Row 6.

BROWN

Alex

Private 14563, 7th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 23rd November 1915. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Ramsbottom. Son of Alexander and S. E. Brown, of 82, Dundee Lane, Ramsbottom, Lancs. Buried in BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV. Row G. Grave 3.

BROWN

J

No further information currently available

BUCKLEY

William Robert

Private 20183, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 5th August 1917. Born Tottington, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on the YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 33.

BURTON

B

No further information currently available

COLLINGE

Ernest

Rifleman 12234, 15th Battalion, Royal Irish Fusiliers (unit known as the North Belfast). Missing believed killed at the Battle of the Somme, France 1 July 1916. Aged 34. Born Ramsbottom, enlisted Belfast. Son of John and Grace Collinge, of 5 Victoria Street, Holcombe, Ramsbottom, Lancs; husband of Isabelle Collinge and father of John and Florence Collinge of 1 Glenview Terrace, Whitehouse, Belfast, Ireland. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier 15 Face A. Also commemorated on the gravestone of his parents in Emmanuel churchyard.

COUNTER

Jack

Shoeing Smith TS/4288. Royal Army Service Corps attached VI Corps, H.Q. Died 28th February 1918. Aged 39. Born, resident and enlisted Ramsbottom. Husband of Frances Counter, of 14, Stanley St., Ramsbottom, Lancs. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France Plot XXXI. Row G. Grave 23.

DALE

Frederick

Private 28625, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 25th May 1917. Aged 31. Born Congleton, Cheshire, enlisted Bury, resident Ramsbottom. Son of Samson and Maria Dale, of 6, Foot O'th Rake, Ramsbottom, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on THE ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

GREENWOOD

J

either John Austin GREENWOOD, Private 8356, 18th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment). Killed in action 16th January 1916. Aged 21. Born Ramsbottom, enlisted Manchester. Son of David and Mary Jane Greenwood, of 43, Bolton St., Ramsbottom, Manchester. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot/Row/Section E. Grave 4.

or Joseph GREENWOOD, Private 88171, 30th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Died 23rd Macrh 1918. Born and enlisted Ramsbottom. Formerly DM/2/231803, Royal Army Service Corps. Buried in CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON, Aisne, France. Plot II. Row I. Grave 19.

GREGG

Albert

Private 35425, 11th Battalion, Lancashire Fusilisers. Killed in action 8th January 1917. Born and enlisted Ramsbottom, resident Manchester. Buried in HYDE PARK CORNER (ROYAL BERKSHIRE) CEMETERY, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot/Row/Section C. Grave 23.

GREGG

George

Private 204334, 16th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 28th February 1918. Born Carnforth, enlisted Ramsbottom. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IX. Row E. Grave 6.

HALL

William

Gunner 29051, 22nd Battary, 35th briagde, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Italy 19th October 1918. Born Ramsbottom, enlisted Rawtenstall. Buried in GIAVERA BRITISH CEMETERY, ARCADE, Italy. Plot 3. Row D. Grave 2.

HAMER

Ernest

Private 14367, 7th Battalion, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action 25th September 1915. Aged 18. Born and resident Holcombe, enlisted Bury. Son of James and Mary Ann Hamer, of 30, Tanner's Terrace, Ramsbottom, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 53 to 56.

HASLAM

Walter

Private 28906, 1st Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 2nd October 1918. Born Tottington, enlisted Ramsbottom. Formerly 24913, 16th Lancers. Buried in BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot V. Row B. Grave 8/12.

HOWARTH

James Henry

Private 202427, 3/5th (Territorial) Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 13th July 1917. Aged 27. Born Ramsbottom, enlisted Bury. Son of James and Sarah Howarth, of 54, Tanners Terrace, Ramsbottom, Lancs. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row C. Grave 3.

HOWARTH

Samuel

Private 15438 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 31st October 1918. Born and enlisted Ramsbottom. Brother of Miss E. Howarth, of 13, St. Paul's Rd., Ramsbottom. Lancs. Brother of Miss E. Howarth, of 13, St. Paul's Rd., Ramsbottom. Lancs.Buried KEZELBERG MILITARY CEMETERY, Wevelgem, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row B. Grave 16.

JACKSON

Percy

Private 67504, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment) posted to 2nd/2nd Battalion, Killed in action 21st March 1918. Aged 20.Born Holcombe, enlisted Oldham, resident Hollingwood. Son of Jacob and Elizabeth Jackson, of 89, Helmshore Rd., Holcombe, Ramsbottom, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Domme, France Panel 19 to 21.

NUTTALL

Frank

Private 24461, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 9th May 1917. Aged 19. Born and resident Ramsbottom, enlisted Bury. Son of George and J. A. Nuttall, of 49, Callender St., Ramsbottom, Manchester. Buried in DOUAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Joint grave 31.

NUTTALL

George Albert

Private 21792, 69th Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action 18th October 1917. Born and resident Ramsbottom, enlisted Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 160.

NUTTALL

William

Private 32563, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 20th June 1917. Aged 20. Son of James and Sarah Ann Nuttall, of J, Geoffrey St., Ramsbottom, Manchester. Born and resident Ramsbottom, enlisted Manchester. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XIV. Row E. Grave 18A.

RAYNERD

Richard

Gunner 88469, "F" Battery, Royal Horse Artillery. Killed in action 24th August 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Ramsbottom. Son of Mr. E. and Mrs. E. A. Raynerd, of 6, Rake Fold, Holcombe, Bury. Buried in MORY ABBEY MILITARY CEMETERY, MORY, France. Plot IV. Row E. Grave 15.

SCHOFIELD

Thomas

Lance Corporal 29947, "A" Company, 1st Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire Light Infantry. Died in United Kingdom 5th March 1919. Aged 26. Son of Mr. and Mrs. James Schofield, of 62, Tanners St., Ramsbottom; husband of Emily Schofield, of 30, Carr St., Ramsbottom, Manchester. Commemorated HOLCOMBE (EMMANUEL) CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section D. Grave 13.

TAYLOR

Walter

Private 19565, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 10th october 1917. Aged 26. Born Holcombe, enlisted Bury, resident Rawtenstall. Son of Henry and Margaret Taylor, of Chatterton Close Farm, Holcombe, Bury; husband of Margaret Taylor, of Bottomley Bank Farm, Crawshawbooth, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 9 to 10.

WALSH

J

probably James WaLSH, Private 241026, 2/5th Battalion, East lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 31st March 1918. Aged 21. Born and enlisted Ramsbottom. Son of Samuel Walsh, of 32, Ramsbottom Lane, Ramsbottom, Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme. France. Panel 42 and 43.

ASHWORTH

Leonie

No further information currently available

THEIR NAME LIVETH FOR EVERMORE

Last updated 16 June, 2008

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