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BLACKPOOL WAR MEMORIAL

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SURNAMES F

FAGEN Thomas
Lance Sergeant 250570, 1st/6th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 25 March 1918. Resident Blackpool, enlisted Manchester. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7.

FAIRCLOUGH William Whittaker
Air Mechanic 2nd Class 8696, 9th Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. Died of wounds from gas shell 16 September 1917. Aged 22. Native of Blackpool, Lancashire. Only son of John and Margaret Fairclough, of 148, Caunce St., Blackpool. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot VII. Row C. Grave 20.
FAIRHURST Jack Dixon
Lance Corporal 241177, 1st/6th Battalion,The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 19 September 1917. Resident and enlisted Blackpool. Buried in WIELTJE FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row C. Grave 6.
FARNWORTH Ben
Private 27755, "C" Company, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 29 September 1917. Aged 23. Born Blackpool, enlisted Barrow-in-Furness. Son of William Henry and Annie Farnworth, of 3, Clyde St., North Shore, Blackpool formerly 3, Back Braithwaite Street, North Shore, Blackpool. Attested 17 February 1916 at Barrow, aged 22, as service no. 5317, height 5 feet 3½ inches, chest 32 inches, weight 124lbs, employed as a Carter at Vickers, unmarried. To Army Reserve 18 February 1916, mobilized 24 July 1916, posted 25 July 1916, posted 8th Battalion 22 November 1916, Expeditionary Force France 24 November 1916. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 to 19.
FARRAND Hubert Percival
Lance Corporal 12/649, 12th (Service) (Sheffield) Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 1 July 1916. Aged 24. Born at Horbury, Wakefield, Yorkshire, resident Blackpool. enlisted Sheffield. Son of the late Benjamin Farrand and of Mary Elizabeth Moulding (formerly Farrand), of 22, Clevedon Rd., North Shore, Blackpool. Attested 11 September 1914 at Sheffield, aged 22 years 11 months, a Draughtsman by trade, appointed unpaid Lance Corporal 7 December 1915, transferred to 'B' Company 24 September 1915, appointed paid Lance Corporal 17 May 1916. Religious denomination Church of England. Height 5 feet 4 inches, chest 34 inches, weight 123 lbs, brown eyes, black hair, dark complexion. Served in United Kingdom 11 September 1914 to 19 Decmeber 1915, Mediterranean 20 December 1915 to 9 March 1916 then France from 10 March 1916. Buried in LUKE COPSE BRITISH CEMETERY, PUISIEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Grave 8.
FAWCETT Fred
Second Lieutenant, 64th Squadron, Royal Air Force attached from Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry. Injured in flying accident when his aircraft stalled and nose dived 1 November, admitted 20 General Hospital, Camiers, died of those injuries 12 November 1918. Born 17 June 1894, baptised 23 September 1894 in Blackpool, St John. Resident 29, Kent Road, Blackpool. Son of Whittaker and Mary Elle Fawcett. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XLVIII. Row E. Grave 4.
FEARNLEY G
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) - possibly Levi Garth FERNLEY, Private 1425, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 9 August 1016. Aged 21. Son of Mrs. Miriam Hollas, of 42, Drummond Avenue, Layton, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

FECITT George Hardman
Lance Corproal 538, "C" Company, 3rd Battalion, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Aged 21. Died of wounds 30 January 1917. Born Fulwood, Preston. Educated Blackpool. Farmer by trade. Emigrated aged 16. Brother of Nellie Walsh, of Fern Glen, Moss Side, Marton, near Blackpool and of James Fecitt, of Staining, Lancashire. Religious denomination Chruch of England. Joined 3 September 1914. Embarked for England at Sydney 20 October 1914 aboard HMAT Euripides. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot IV. Row H. Grave 7. Australian Roll of Honour Circular
FENTON James
Guardsman 9611, 1st Battalion, Scots Guards. Missing presumed killed in action 11 November 1914. Born and enlisted Blackpool, Lancashire. Attested 10 February 1900 at Preston, aged 19, born Blackpool, Farm Labourer by trade, unmarried, height 5 feet 8¾ inches, weight 139 lbs, chest 38 inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, brown hair, religious denomination Church of England. Discharged 9 February 1912 as a Reservist. Served in the South African (Boer) War. Married Hettie Louisa Haughton 28 November 1903 in St. Marylebone, London; 5 children. Reattested 1 September 1914 in Blackpool, working as a Policeman, aged 33, new measurements height 5 feet 10½ inches, weight 149 lbs, chest 38½ inches, grey eyes, light brown hair. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 11.

FIDLER Harry
Private 24459, 2nd Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Blackpool, Lancashire, enlisted Rochdale, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.

FIELDEN Richard Watson
Private 50926, 2nd/5th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died 21 March 1918. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 7 and 8.

FIELDHOUSE William Edwin
Officer's Steward 3rd Class L/5352, H.M.S. "Invincible", Royal Navy. Lost with his ship at the Battle of Jutland 31 May 1916. Aged 19. Born 29 April 1897 in Leeds. Son of Arthur and Florence Fieldhouse, of "Brentwood," Hydro Villas, Cleveleys, Blackpool and previously 7, Hesketh Avenue, Bispham, Blackpool, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 21.
FIELDING Joseph Henry
Lance Corporal 241586, 2nd/5th [SDGW] or 1st/5th [CWGC] Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 23 April 1918. Born Waterfoot, lancashire, enlisted Blackpool. Buried in FOUQUIERES CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row H. Grave 7.
FIRTH Joseph Oliver
Second Lieutenant, 4th Battalion (Territorial), The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action 18 November 1917. Aged 25. Son of Alice Ann Firth, of 32, Raikes Rd., Blackpool, and the late John Atkinson Firth. In the 1911 census he was aged 19, born Sower, Halifax, Yorkshire, a Clerk, resident with his parents, John Atkinson and Alice Ann Firth, at 9 St. Bedes Avenue, South Shore, Blackpool, Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 8, born Halifax, Yorkshire, at School, resident with his parents, John A and Alice A Firth, in the Buildings, 16, Clevedon Road, Blackpool. Buried in VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 4.
FISH Edwin
Private 18808, 7th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 20 December 1917. Enlisted Blackpool. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row E. Grave 3.
FISH Harold
Acting Sergeant 24071, "B" Battery, 77th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 13 October 1917. Aged 30. Born Salford, enlisted and resident Blackpool. Son of Alderman James Fish, J.P., of Blackpool; husband of Nelly Ann Verona Fish (nee Bradbury), of 2, Brighton Avenue, South Shore, Blackpool, married 18 March 1909 in Salford; two children. Attested 4 September 1914 in Blackpool, aged 26 years 312 days, a Motor & Horse Driver, joined at Preston 5 September 1914, height 5 feet 8½ inches, weight 180 lbs, chest 42½ inches, fresh complexion, grey eyes, black hair, religious denomination Church of England. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XL. Row E. Grave 9.
FISHER Charles
Private S/11910 [SDGW] or S/19910 [CWGC], 8th (Service) Battalion, Black Watch (Royal Highlanders). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born and enlisted Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

FISHER James
Driver T4/088555, 2nd Auxiliary Park Train, Horse Transport, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 22 December 1918. Aged 22. Son of Cornelius and Ellen Fisher, of Blackpool. Buried in MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Italy. Plot 10. Row C. Grave 10.
FISHER William
Private 268461, 10th Battalion, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 September 1917. Aged 26. Son of Thomas and Margaret Fisher, of Blackpool. Formerly 3531, Liverpool Regiment. Buried in OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 10.
FISKE William
Sergeant 23245, 8th Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 27 May 1918. Aged 31. Born and enlisted Beccles, Suffolk, resident Blackpool. Son of Charles and Sarah Fiske; husband of Bessie Fiske, of 57, Bank Hey St., Blackpool. A Professional Footballer. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
FLANAGHAN Francis
Private 13611, "A" Company, 9th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action in Salonika 28 April 1917. Aged 28. Born St. Mary's, Preston, enlisted Blackpool. Son of James Thomas Flannaghan and Mary Flannaghan, of 7, Pleasant St., Preston, Lancs. Buried in KARASOULI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot E. Grave 1094.
FLETCHER Charles Edward
Private 35409, 6th Battalion, King's (Shropshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1 April 1918. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Formerly 3/51173, Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 60.
FLETCHER Ernest [Norris]
Lance Corporal 13866, 6th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died of wounds in Mesopotamia 12 May 1917. Aged 19. Born St. James, Blackburn, enlisted Blackpool. Only son of Robert James and Matilda Fletcher, of 10 Westbourne Avenue, South Shore, Blackpool. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot XV. Row K. Grave 4.
FLETCHER Edward Corston
Second Lieutenant (Observer), 214th Squadron, Royal Air Force. Drowned 22 August 1918 in HP O/400 C3492. Aged 18. Born 29 October 1899. Native of Blackpool. Only son of James and Harriet Fletcher, of Sandhurst, 19, Balmoral Rd., South Shore Blackpool. Educated Palatine School, Blackpool, admitted 20 April 1914, left 23 December 1915. He was employed in Borough Treasurer's Office, Blackpool, as a Finance Clerk. At the time of his death he was flying with Second Lieutenant J Hetherington and Ensign C W Kennedy, USN, who were rescued. IN the 1911 census he was aged 11, born Wigan, Lancashire, at school, resident with his parents, James and Harriet Fletcher, at 62 Kenyon Road, Wigan, Lancashire. Buried in FLUSHING (VLISSINGEN) NORTHERN CEMETERY, Zeeland, Netherlands. Plot II. Row 4. Grave 11.
FLOOD James
Private 18644, 1st Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 5 October 1916. Aged 37. Born Preston, enlisted Blackpool. Son of John and Sarah Flood, of Preston, Lancs; husband of Alice Johnson (formerly Flood), of 47, Ibbison St., Central Drive, Blackpool, Lancs. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 23.
FLOYD Granville
Sapper Deal/997(S), R.M. Divisional Engineers, Royal Naval Division, Royal Marines. Died from disease 1 August 1915. Born 24 June 1893 in Manchester. Brother of Miss Floyd, of 4, Crystal Rd., South Shore, Blackpool, Lancs. Buried in EAST MUDROS MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Plot II. Row C. Grave 39.
FOLDS William Robert
[Transcribed as R W FOLDS] Private G/63741, 4th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds 14 May 1918. Aged 30. Born Marton, Lancashire, enlisted Blackpool. Son of William Robert and Sarah Folds; husband of Mamie Folds, of 41, Condor Grove, Blackpool. Formerly 77130, Royal Engineers. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row E. Grave 17.
FORBES Graham
Private 13038, 7th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 23 July 1916. Aged 21. Son of George Will Forbes and Mabel Alice Forbes, of 56, Saville Rd., South Shore, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 11 A.

FORD Thomas
Lance Corporal 25564, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 3 May 1917. Born Blackpool, enlisted Manchester. Buried in BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 5.
FORSHAW Benjamin
[Spelt FORESHAW on SDGW] Private 46178, 4th [SDGW} or 3rd [CWGC] Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 20 August 1917. Born Blackpool, resident and enlisted Birmingham. Buried in RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row A. Grave 9.
FOTHERGILL C H
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
FOTHERGILL Frederick Cyril
Driver 701549, "D" Battery, 330th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds 18 October 1917. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Buried in HAGLE DUMP CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot IV. Row C. Grave 2/9.
FOTHERGILL George Edward
Private 14548, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 16 July 1916. Born Dewsbury, Yorkshire, enlisted Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

FOWLER H
Royal Engineers
FOX George Ruthven
Sergeant 90491, "B" Battery, 74th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 15 July 1917. Aged 25. Born Blackpool, Killed in action Rollestone Camp, Wiltshire. Son of Charles James and Annie Maria Fox, of 20, Moore St., South Shore, Blackpool, Lancs. Buried in CANADA FARM CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row D. Grave 1.
FOX Horace
Private 6057, 1st/10th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died 21 August 1916. Aged 19. Born, resident and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Fox, of 38, Wood St., South Shore, Blackpool, Lancs. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot V. Row H. Grave 3.
FOX W
The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
FRIEND Harry
Private SS/22319, Royal Army Service Corps. Died 23 September 1917. Aged 49. Husband of Ellen Friend, of 7, Butler St., Blackpool. Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section T. Grave 159.

Note: In this grave is also buried Private J. Friend, 57325, The King's Liverpool Regiment. Died 10th November 1927. Age 28.

FRITH John
Acting sergeant L/18728, R170th Brigade, oyal Field Artillery. Killed in action 12 May 1916. Aged 23. Born Manchester, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Mrs. Catherine Frith, of 206, Fairfield Rd., Droylsden, Manchester. Buried in MAILLY-MAILLET COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Row B. Grave 32.
FURLONG Ernest John
Private 27759, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 26 April 1917. Aged 36. Born Manchester, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Sam and Sarah Furlong, of Manchester; husband of Annie Furlong, of 11, Woodland Grove, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XIX. Row K. Grave 16.
FURNEVALL William Hindle
Private 76606, 22nd Battalion, Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds 5 December 1917. Aged 27. Born Haslingden, resident Blackpool, enlisted St. Helens, Lancashire. Son of William and Mary Annie Furnevall, of 73, Warley Rd., Blackpool. Born at Haslingden, Manchester. Formerly 8667, Royal Engineers. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row A. Grave 11A.
FURNEVALL W H
Devonshire Light Infantry. Although this name appears on the memroial the regiment does not exist and it would appear somebody has used the names above twice when creating the memorial.

Last updated 10 September, 2018

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