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STUBBINS VALE MILL WAR MEMORIAL

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Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2018

The memorials are located in Stubbins Vale Mill Memorial Garden, Ramsbottom. The garden area has a wall behind that contains a dedication plaque along with two plaques, one for World War 1 conjtaining foure names and the second for World War 2 containing six names.

Photographs copyright © Liz Mayles 2018

STUBBINS
VALE
MILL
1851

STUBBINS VALE MILLS
MEMORIAL GARDEN

THIS GARDEN IS DEDICATED
TO THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO
SERVED THEIR COUNTRY
DURING WORLD WAR
ONE AND TWO

STUBBINS
MEMORIAL GARDEN
PART OF THE RAMSBOTTOM
URBAN DISTRICT WAR MEMORIAL SCHEME
CREATED IN 1953
ON LAND DAMAGED BY ENEMY ACTION/IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR
OFFICIALLY OPENED 11TH NOVEMBER 2007
AFTER REFURBISHMENT BY
THE STUBBINS RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION

ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE EMPLOYEES OF THESE MILLS
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THE
EUROPEAN WAR 1914-1919

DUCKWORTH

Albert

Private 242819, 2nd/8th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds 2 April 1918. Aged 37. Enlisted Bury, Lancashire. Husband of Mary Horrocks (formerly Duckworth)(nee Starkey), of 254, Bolton Rd., Stubbins, Ramsbottom, Lancs; married 1916 in Bury Registration District. In the 1901 census he was aged 9, born Ramsbottom, Lancashire, a Scholar, resident with his parents, Jacob and Emma Duckworth, in Victoria Street, Tottington Lower End, Bury, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Ramsbottom, a Woollen Weaver, resident with his widowed mother, Emma Duckworth, at 39, Victoria Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 29, born Ramsbottom, a Woollen Warper, resident with his widowed mother, Emma Duckworth, at 39, Victoria Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire. Buried in CHAMBIERES FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY, METZ, Moselle, France. Grave 321.

QUINLAN

Richard Smith

Private 2582, 2/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 19 July 1915. Born and resident Ramsbottom, Lancashire, enlisted Bury, Lacnashire. In the 1891 census he was aged 1, born Lancashire, resident with his parents, William Jamaes and Annie Quinlan, in Union Street, Tottington Lower End, Bury, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 21, a boarder, born Ramsbottom, Lancashire, a Presser In Cotton Manufacturing Wharehouse, resident 10, Dale Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 12.

SMITH

Horace

Private 40930, 23rd Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) transferred to 131099, 223rd Employment Company, Labour Corps. Died in service 29 March 1918. Aged 30. Enlisted Ramsbottom, Lancashire. Son of Henry and Mary Smith, of 6, Stubbins St., Ramsbottom, Manchester. In the 1901 census he was aged 13, born Bury, Lancashire, a Draw Tenter Print Works, son of Henry and Sarah Smith, resident 280, Bolton Road North, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 23, born Bury, Lancashire, a Woollen Spinner, resident with his parents, Henry and Sarah Elizabeth Smith, at 6, Stubbins Street, Stubbins, Ramsbottom, Lancashire. Buried in PADUA MAIN CEMETERY, Italy. Row B. Grave 9.

WILD

Benjamin

Private 30043, 2nd/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 6 September 1918. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Ramsbottom, Lancashire. Husband of Amy Wild (nee Whitworth), of 85, Chatterton Rd., Stubbins, Ramsbottom, Manchester; married 1914 in the Bury Registration District. In the 1901 census he was aged 10, born Ramsbottom, son of Jane A Wild, resident 55, Back Ramsbottom Lane, Ramsbottom, Bury, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was aged 20, born Ramsbottom, an Apprentice Miller, lodging at 6, Mint Street, Chatterton, Ramsbottom, Lancashire. Buried in HOUCHIN BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row G. Grave 32.
ERECTED TO THE MEMORY OF
THE EMPLOYEES OF THESE MILLS
WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES IN THE
WORLD WAR
1939-1945.

ASHWORTH

Roland

No further information currently available

BONE

George

Born 10 January 1914. In the 1939 Register he was a Cotton Felt Weaver, unmarried, resident 120 Nuttall Lane, Ramsbottom U.D., Lancashire.

BRIERLEY

Cyril Hugh

Major 179517, 99 Tipper Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Died as a result of an accident 19 October 1945. Aged 32. Born Manchester, resident Lancashire. Son of Herbert and Bessie Dora Brierley; husband of Margaret Spencer Brierley, of St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire. Buried in UDINE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot II. Row F. Grave 4.

BURY

John Richard

Private 3781388, 7th Battalion, Oxfordshire and Buckinghmahsire Light Infantry. Died 4 September 1944. Aged 31. Born 27 June 1913, and resident, in Lancashire. Birth recorded 1913 in the Haslingden Registration District, Lancashire. Son of Thomas and Mary Esther Bury; husband of Alice Bury (nee Kay), of Manchester; married 1932 in Haslingden Registration District, Lancashire. IN the 1939 Register he was married to Alice, employed as a Brush & Polish Salesman, resident 814 Manchester Road, Haslingden M.B., Lancashire. Buried in CORIANO RIDGE WAR CEMETERY, Italy. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 1.

MADEN

Harry

Private 3857808, 5th Battalion, Border Regiment. Died between 1 and 2 June 1940. Aged 21. Born Rochdale, resident Lancashire. Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Maden, of Rawtenstall, Lancashire. Buried in WARHEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Row A. Grave 9.

PORRITT

Richard Whittaker

Captain 52841, 1st/5th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 26 May 1940. Aged 29. Born Manchester, resident Lancashire. Son of Lt.-Col. Austin Townsend Porritt, T.D., D.L., J.P., and of Annie Louise Porritt (nee Law-Schofield), of Grange-over-Sands, Lancashire. Honours Graduate, Cambridge University. Member of Parliament for the Heywood and Radcliffe Division of Lancaster, 1935-1940. In the 1911 census he was new born, born Ramsbottom, son of Austin Townsend and Annie Louise Porritt, resident The Cliffe, Stubbins, Ramsbottom, Lancashire. Buried in SECLIN (DE BERGAULT) COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Grave 1.

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