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BLACKPOOL WAR MEMORIAL

Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards 2018

SURNAMES G

GALLAGHER Arthur George William
Corporal 305985, 1st/8th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 7 August 1916. Aged 38. Born Heaton Norris, Lancashire, resident Blackpool, enlisted Liverpool. Son of the late John and Jane Gallagher; husband of Mary Elizabeth Gallagher, of 16, Belmont Avenue, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

GARNETT Henry
Lance Corporal 3099, 1st/8th (Irish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 9 September 1916. Aged 24. Born, resident and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Thomas and Ann Elizabeth Garnett, of 33, Threlfall Rd., Blackpool. Attested 17 November 1914 in Blackpool aged 21 years 121 days, embodied 17 November 1914 as Private, promoted 9 August 1916 to Lance Corporal, height 5 feet 5 inches, weight 144lbs, chest 36½ inches, a Fitter by trade, in France from 3 May 1915 until his death. Buried in DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XV. Row J. Grave 3.
GARRATT George
Private 66658, 1st/6th Battalion (Territorial), Northumberland Fusiliers. Died on service 11 April 1918. Born Blackpool, enlisted Lichfield, Staffordshire. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 2.
GARSDEN George
Private 3385, 1st/8th (Irish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 10 September 1916. Born, resident and enlisted Blackpool. Son of George and Mary E. Garsden, of 9, Gorton St., Talbot Rd., Blackpool. Attested 3 December 1914 at Blackpool aged 23 years 11 months, embodied the same day, embarked Southampton 27 June 1915, disembarked Rouen 28 June 1915. Religious denomination Church of England. Hairdresser by trade. Height 5 feet 6 inches, weight 10 stones, chest 35 inches. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

GARTSIDE William
[Listed as GARSIDE on CWGC] Private 7297, 1st Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died 23 October 1914. Aged 33. Son of the late William and Sarah Garside; husband of Beatrice Mary Dewford (formerly Garside), of 43, Loftus Avenue, South Shore. Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 8.
GAULTER Charles Pendrick
Second Lieutenant, 3rd Battalion attached to 4th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 18 August 1916. Aged 23. Born 4 September 1892 in Fleetwood, Lancashire. Baptised 30 October 1892 in Blackpooll, St John, Lancashire. Son of Charles Rainford Gaulter and Anna Laura Gaulter, of 41, Devonshire Rd., Blackpool. Admitted to Blackpool Secondary School 1907. A student at the Pharmaceutical College, Bloomsbury Square, London. IN the 1911 census he was aged 18, bornb Fleetwood, lancashire, a Pharmacy Student, resident with his parents, Charles Rainford and Anna Laura Gaulter, at 41, Devonshire Road, Blackpool, Lancashire. Gazetted April, 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

GAY John
Temporary Captain, 30th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died on service 29 May 1916. Husband of Annie Dyson (formerly Gay), of 4, Shaftesbury Avenue, Blackpool. Buried in HORNSEA CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Section Y. Grave 16.
GEE A
Royal Horse & Royal Field Artillery
GILDERSLEVE A D
Royal Air Force
GLEDHILL George
Lance Corporal G/1667, 7th Battalion, The Buffs (East Kent Regiment). Killed in action 1 July 1916. Born St. John, Blackpool, Lancashire, enlisted and resident Blackpool, Lancashire. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ, Somme, France. Plot VIII. Row U. Grave 1.
GOODALL Norman K
Lance Corporal 33551, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 12 October 1917. Aged 19. Born Leeds, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Richard and Valanda K. Goodall of 124, Elizabeth St., Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 18 to 19.
GOODIER Joseph
Corporal 67919, Labour Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment) transferred to 44424, 75th Company, Labour Corps. Killed in action 9 January 1918. Aged 20. Born Fleetwood, Lancashire, enlisted Blackpool. Son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Goodier, of Blackpool. Formerly 22203, East lancashire Regiment. Buried in DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row E. Grave 11.
GOODWIN Josiah Albert
Private 1298, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action in Salonika 23 June 1917. Aged 23. Born St. John's, Bolton, enlisted Blackpool. Son of J. and M. E. Goodwin, of 97, Caunce St., Blackpool, Lancs. Buried in SARIGOL MILITARY CEMETERY, KRISTON, Greece. Plot C. Grave 412.
GOODWIN R
Grenadier Guards
GOODWIN William
Driver 695612, 57th Division Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action 6 July 1917. Born Marston, Blackpool, enlisted Blackpool. Buried in ERQUINGHEM-LYS CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Nord, France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 3.
GORDON G A
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
GORMLIE A H
King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) probably Henry GORMLIE, Private 12540, 7th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 19 August 1916. Aged 19. Born St. John's, Blackpool, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Julia Gormlie, of 3, Thomas St., Queensgate, Blackpool. Buried in KEMMEL CHATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Row F. Grave 76.
GOSLING Frank
Private 305877, 8th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 8 August 1916. Aged 21. Born and resident Blackpool, enlisted Liverpool. Son of Nathan and Emma Gosling, of 8, Brunswick St., Blackpool. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXXII. Row B. Grave 10.
GOTHERIDGE George Wilfred
Private 202414, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 12 May 1917. Born Pleasley, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

GOTHERIDGE Thomas Harry or Henry
Private 58267, 16th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action 7 July 1918. Aged 19. Born Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, enlisted Blackpool. Son of George and Elizabeth Jane Gotheridge, of Glenwood, Newton Drive, Blackpool. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY, Somme, France. Plot III. Row B. Grave 17.
GOULSBROUGH John
Private 21189, 1st Battalion, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action 2 December 1917. Aged 19. Born Blackburn, Lancs, enlisted Blackpool. Son of John William and Sarah Ellen Gouldsbrough, of 6, Kent Rd., Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 2.
GRAINGER [William] Henry
Corporal 3317, 1st Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in Action 11 May 1918. Aged 26. Born Leeds, Yorkshire, resident Blackpool, Lancashire, enlisted Sheffield, Yorkshire. Husband of Ethel Grainger, of 4, Cornwall St., Blackpool. Buried in SANDPITS BRITISH CEMETERY, FOUQUEREUIL, Pas de Calais, France. Plot I. Row G. Grave 12.
GREATOREX Frederick T aka Fred
Lance Corporal 405239, 11th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 21 March 1918. Aged 33. Born, resident and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Frances Greatorex, of 95, High St., North Shore, Blackpool, and the late William Greatorex. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 21 to 23.
GREAVES Benjamin Herbert
Private 3024, 8th (Irish) Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 16 June 1915. Aged 31. Born Halifax, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Walter Greaves (deceased); husband of Constance McElroy (formerly Greaves), of 33 Woolman Road, Blackpool, three children. Attested and embodied at Blackpool on 16 November 1914, aged 30 years 11 months, resident 19 Woolman Road, Blackpool. Advertising Agent by trade. Height 5 feet 5½ inches, weight 131 lbs, chest 34 inches. Embarked France 3 May 1915. No known grave. Commemorated on LE TOURET MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 47 (Addenda).
GREAVES Edward
Corporal 22054, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died 13 July 1918. Aged 22. Son of John and Ellen Greaves, of Blackpool. Buried in PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot V. Row E. Grave 29.
GREAVES Gordon
Private M2/265739, Royal Army Service Corps attached to 208th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds 31 December 1916. Aged 35. Born Barrow-in-Furness, enlisted and resident Blackpool. Husband of Gertrude Greaves, of 29, Springfield Rd., Blackpool, Lancs. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XX. Row N. Grave 2.
GREEN A
Royal Army Medical Corps
GREEN Benjamin Haigh
Private 24393, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Missing presumed killed in action 26 April 1917. Born Barnsley, Yorkshire, enlisted Blackpool. Resident 37 Woodfield Road, Blackpool. Attested 11 June 1915 at Blackpool, aged 30 years 9 months, Professional Footballer by trade, married Mabel Foster 11 February 1906 in Birmingham, two children, embarked France 28 December 1916, height 5 feet 4½ inches, weight 148 lbs, chest 38 inches. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 2.

GREEN Edward
Private 42239, 18th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 31 July 1917. Aged 33. Born Manchester, resident Blackpool, enlisted Oswestry, Shropshire. Son of John and Mary Ann Green; husband of Lily Green, of 72, Rectory Rd., Burnley. Formerly T4/197557, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 53 and 55.

GREEN John
Private 6/3160, 1st Battalion, Royal Munster Fusiliers attached to 7th Battalion, Leinster Regiment. Died 3 November 1916. Aged 23. Native of Totley, Sheffield. Son of Mr. W. H. and Mrs. R. S. Green, of 11, Dean St., Blackpool. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, NORD, Nord, France. Plot III. Row A. Grave 237.
GREEN Joseph
Stoker 1st Class K/909, H.M.S. "Hampshire", Royal Navy. Killed or died as a direct result of enemy action 5 June 1916. Born 15 April 886 in Darwen, Lancashire. Son of Elizabeth Ellen Gree, of 109 Buchanan Street, Blackpool, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Hampshire. Panel 18.
GREEN William
Corporal 1254, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 10 September 1916. Aged 29. Born Wrea Green, Lancs, enlisted Blackpool. Son of John and Elizabeth Green, of 30, Garstang Rd., Wesham, Kirkham, Lancs; husband of Mary Green, of 41, Gorton St., Blackpool, Lancs. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

GREENWOOD John James Joseph Edward
Driver T4/248399, H.T., Royal Army Service Corps. Died 10 November 1919. Aged 23. Son of Margaret Greenwood, of 2, Eccleston Bank, South Promenade, Blackpool, and the late Fred Greenwood.Buried in BLACKPOOL (LAYTON) CEMETERY, Lancashire. Section H. Grave 467.
GREGORY Wilfred Sinclair
Private 235304, 20th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died of wounds 3 August 1917. Aged 26. Born Waterfoot, Lancs, resident Blackpool, enlisted Lancaster. Son of George Henry Gregory, of "Glenville," St. Stephen's Avenue, Whitegate Drive, Blackpool. Formerly 242856, Yorkshire Regiment. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot III. Row B. Grave 16.
GREGSON Alfred James
Private 18859, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 16 August 1916. Aged 19. Born Freckleton, enlisted Blackpool. Son of James and Margaret Gregson, of 24, Alexandra Rd., Norbreck, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

GREGSON Richard
Lance Corporal 306354, 1st/8th BattalionThe King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 20 November 1917. Resident and enlisted Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

GREGSON Thomas Edward
Private 9551, 1st Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action at Gallipoli 4 June 1915. Aged 20. Born and enlisted Blackpool, Lancashire. Son of Sarah Jane Gregson, of 17, Layton Lane, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on HELLES MEMORIAL, Turkey (including Gallipoli). Panel 59 to 73 or 218 to 219.
GREGSON William
Private 3386, 1st/7th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Suffered shrapnel wounds to the head, admitted to 41 Casualty Clearing Station where he died of those wounds 18 April 1916. Aged 40. Resident and enlisted Blackpool. Son of James Gregson, of Carleton Road, Blackpool; husband of Margaret Alice Gregson, of 77, Handsworth Rd., North Shore, Blackpool, 2 children. Attested and embodied 30 November 1914 at Blackpool, aged 37 years 7 months, resident 77 Answorth Road, Blackpool, height 5 feet 5 inches, chest 36 inches. Embarked France 24 December 1915, Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO. 1, Somme, France. Plot I. Row D. Grave 19.
GRIFFITHS Clarence Birch
Lance Corporal 22060, 7th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died on service 27 February 1918. Aged 25. Born Manchester, enlisted Blackpool. Son of Charles Henry and Louisa Birch Griffiths, of Manchester. Buried in DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION NO. 1, Somme, France. Plot V. Row C. Grave 60.
GRIME Joseph Crookes
Second Lieutenant, 17th Battalion, Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 26 March 1918. Aged 20. Born 1897 in Chorlton-cum-Hardy Son of Councillor J. C. Grime, J.P., M.B.E., of 36, Peter St., Manchester. Educated at Blackpool Secondary School, St. Peter's College, Brussels, and Manchester University. Assistant to Goods Manager, Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway, Victoria Station. Officer Training Corps, March 1916 to October 1916 No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 32 to 34.
GUEST Frank
Private 51900, 1st/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 25 April 1918. Born Leigh, Lancashire, enlisted Blackpool. Son of James Guest, of 124 Caunce Street, Blackpool. Married, wife resident 27 Clevedon Road, North Shore, Blackpool. Grocers Assistant by trade. Formerly M/287447, M.T., Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 42 to 47 and 162.
GUEST John Edwin
Sergeant 61614, 122nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 6 February 1918. Aged 29. Born Churwell, Yorkshire, enlisted Blackpool, Lancashire. Son of David Guest, of Ossett, Yorks; husband of Constance Guest, of 101, Boothley Rd., Blackpool. Buried in MONTESCOURT-LIZEROLLES COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Grave 162.
GUNN Joseph
Private 19043, 2nd Battalion, Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action 25 September 1915. Aged 21. Born and resident Blackpool, Lancashire, enlisted Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Son of Joseph and Sarah Charlotte Gunn, of 83, Belmont Avenue, Blackpool. Formerly 16782, Cavalry Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 42 to 44.
GUNN Robert
Private 306152, 1st/8th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in action 8 August 1916. Aged 31. Born, resident and enlisted Blackpool. Son of Joseph and Sarah Charlotte Gunn, of 83, Belmont Avenue, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

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