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42980, 1st Battery, 45th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed
in action 13 March 1917. Born Sheffield, Yorkshire, enlisted Preston,
Lancashire. In the 1901 census he was aged 14, born Sheffield, Yorkshire,
a Brick Maker's Labourer, resident with his parents, Samuel and
Elizabeth White (mother remarried), resident 76, Woolman Road, Blackpool,
Fylde, Lancashire. In the 1911 census he was serving with the Military,
aged 24, born Sheffield, Yorkshire, Gunner, Royal Field Artillery,
based in Nowshera, N W F P, India. No known grave. Commemorated
on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.
57588, 149th Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action
14 November 1916. Aged 19. Born Greenhalgh, Lanc, enlisted Blackpool.
Son of Henry and Jane Rawcliffe, of 37, Dunelt Rd., South Shore,
Blackpool. His brother Fred also fell (see below). Formerly 24324,
Royal Lancashire Regimen. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL
MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
17235, 7th Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed
in action 31 July 1917. Aged 20. Born Wesham, Lancashire, resident
Blackpool. Son of Henry and Jane Rawcliffe, of 37, Dunelt Rd., South
Shore, Blackpool. His brother Edwin also fell (see above). No known
grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 41 and 43.
202410, 8th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed
in action 13 May 1917. Born Blacpool, enlisted Lancaster. No known
grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay
Private 6518, 1st Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in
action 12 November 1914. Aged 33. Born Hayfield, Derbyshire, resideny
Blackpool, Lancashire, enlisted Chorley, Lancashire. Son of John
and Alice Rayner, of New Mills, Stockport; husband of Mary Rayner,
of 58, Elizabeth St., Blackpool. Served in the South African Campaign.
Buried in LANCASHIRE COTTAGE CEMETERY, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot I.
Row A. Grave 5.
Sergeant 201042, 1st/5th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment).
Died of wounds 13 August 1917. Husband of Mrs. S. Pilkington (formerly
Ready), of 17, Gorton St., Blackpool. Born Blackburn, Lancashire,
enlisted and resident Blackpool. Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION,
ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section P. Plot II. Row D. Grave
306333, 8th Battalion, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Killed in
action 11 September 1918. Aged 21. Enlisted and resident Blackpool.
Son of Daniel and Maria Reddy, of 23, Wildman St., Blackpool. No
known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais,
France. Panel 3 and 4.
REILLEY on SDGW] Private 11343, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal
Lancaster Regiment). Killed in action 10 April 1918. Aged 25. Born
Shrewsbury, enlisted Lancaster. Son of John Reilly, of 20, Spring
Cottages. Ditherington, Shrewsbury; husband of Emma Reilly, of 81,
Newcastle Avenue, Blackpool. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS
MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 19 and 20.
Private 21247, No. 1 Company, 4th Battalion, Grenadier Guards. Killed
in ation 25 September 1916. Aged 25. Borbn Larbrick, Lancashire,
enlisted Manchester. Son of Robert and Matilda Richardson, of Handsworth
Rd., Blackpool; husband of Elsie Lavinia Walkden (formerly Richardson),
of 88, High St., Uttoxeter, Staffs. Formerly 137186, Postal Section,
Royal Engineers. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL,
Somme, France. Pier and Face 8 D.
22506, 'E' Company, 20th (Service) Battalion attached to 1st Battalion,
Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action 18 April 1917. Aged 23. Born
and enlisted Burnley, Lancashire. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 5.
G/96072, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).
Killed in action 29 September 1918. Aged 27. Born Blackpool, enlisted
London. Son of John and Jennet Riding, of 10, Newton Drive, Blackpool.
Buried in CAMBRAI EAST MILITARY CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot VI.
Row A. Grave 8.
57691, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 12 October
1918. Aged 36. Born Southport, Lancashire, enlisted Blackpool. Son
of Timothy and Mary Rigby; husband of Elizabeth Rigby, of 22, Chester
Rd., Blackpool. Formerly 40580, East Lancashire Regiment. Buried
in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme,
France. Plot XII. Row B. Grave 13.
Private 38619, 7th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry.
Killed in action 23 October 1918. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Formerly
4/42238, Training Reserve Battalion. Buried in VERTAIN COMMUNAL
CEMETERY EXTENSION, Nord, France. Row B. Grave 6.
Horse & Royal Field Artillery
Private 241996, 1st Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).
Died of wounds 3 September 1918. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Buried
in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany. Plot
XIII. Row B. Grave 7.
T4/253391, No. 1 Company, Royal Army Service Corps. Born Oldham,
Lancashire, resident Blackpool, Lancashire. Attested 31 May 1915
at Blackpool, aged 28 years 8 months, height 5 feet 3 inches, 126
lbs, chest 34½ inches, fresh complexion, blue eyes, dark
brown hair, Electric Car Driver (Tram Conductor) by trade. Son of
Maria Berry (formerly Ripley), of 3, Swainson Street, Blackpool;
husband of Mary Alice (nee Haworth) Ripley, of 13, Montrose Road,
Kirkham, Lancashire, married 29 December 1909 in Blackpool; two
children. Served in France 14 February 1917 to 5 April 1917. Discharged
as being no longer physically fit for war service 28 June 1917 at
Southport due to paralysis of R. L. Tran. nerves. Assigned Silver
Badge No. 205696, 11 July 1917. Died due to cerebral haemorrhage
and exhaustion, aggravated by Military Service 29 August 1917.
Second Corporal A/09527, 125th Company, Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
Died on service 3 November 1917. Aged 26. Born Tranmere, Cheshire,
enklisted Burscough, Lancashire. Son of S. Hannah Roberts, of 2,
Broughton Avenue, Layton, Blackpool, and the late John J. Roberts.
Served in Salonica from Nov., 1915, to Nov. 3rd, 1917. Buried in KIRECHKOI-HORTAKOI MILITARY CEMETERY, Greece. Grave 31.
Corporal 241461, 1st/5th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster
Regiment). Killed in action 28 July 1917. Aged 28. Born Glossop,
enlisted Blackpool. Son of George and Ellen Roberts, of 93, Withnell
Rd, Blackpool, Lancs. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot II. Row G. Grave 5.
7159, 2nd Battalion, Irish Guards. Died of wounds 28 March 1918.
Aged 23. Born St. Helens, Lancashire, enlisted Blackpool. Son of
William Henry and Martha Ann Robertshaw, of 37, Mere Rd., Blackpool.
Buried in BAC-DU-SUD BRITISH CEMETERY, BAILLEULVAL, Pas de Calais,
France. Plot II. Row D. Grave 5.
39487, Depot, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died in United Kingdom on service
20 October 1916. Aged 19. Born Kearsley, enlisted Manchester. Son
of Mrs. Betsy Robey, of 3, Pine Avenue, Marton, Blackpool. Formerly
4220, Manchester Regiment.Buried in KEARSLEY MOOR (ST. STEPHEN)
CHURCHYARD, Lancashire. Plot/Row/Section B. Grave 30.
1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Killed
in action 4 October 1918. Aged 38. Son of William henry Robisnon,
a County Council ClerkHusband of Mary Elizabeth (nee Johnson) Robinson,
of 27, Drummond Avenue, Blackpool, married 11 September 1911 in
Blackpool, Christ Church. In the 1911 census he was aged 30, a boarder
with John Johnson (his future father in law), born Preston, Lancashire,
a Banker's Clerk, resident 2 Poplar Street, Blackpool, Lancashire.
In the 1901 census he was aged 20, born Preston, Lancashire, a Bank
Clerk, resident with his parents, William Henry and Emily Robinson,
at Moorland Road, Poulton Le Fylde, Fylde, Lancashire. Buried in
FOUQUIERES CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot IV.
Row J. Grave 9.
38618, 7th Battalion, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in
action 21 August 1918. Aged 18. Born and enlisted Blackpool. Son
of the late Frederick and Elizabeth Robinson. Formerly 4/42239,
Training Reserve Battalion. No known grave. Commemorated on VIS-EN-ARTOIS
MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 8.
Telegraphist J/66576(CH), H.M.S. "Pembroke I", Royal Navy.
Died from Acute Miliary Tuberculosis of the lung 5 January 1918.
Born 16 April 1900 in Preston, Lancashire. Labourer by trade. Brother
of Miss M. Rogerson, of 21 Windsor Road, Monkseaton, Northumberland.
Enlisted 16 April 1918 for 12 years. Height 5 feet 4 inches, chest
37 inches, brown hair, grey eyes, fresh complexion. Buried in LYNESS
ROYAL NAVAL CEMETERY, Orkney. Block O. Grave 22.
Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
4395, 3rd Battalion, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Born Bolton,
resident Blackpool. Married Ellen Cowcroft English at St Mark's,
Bolton, 23 May 1896, wife resident 35 Jethro Street, Bolton. Attested
1914, aged 44 years 270 days, Cotton Operative by trade, height
5 feet 9 inches, weight 167 lbs, chest 37 inches. Promoted Corporal
30 September 1914, posted 3rd Battalion 1 October 1914, posted 9th
Battalion 6 October 1914, appointed Provisional Sergeant 24 October
1914, posted Depot 15 January 1915. Discharged from service with
Chronic Synovitis 6 May 1916. Awarded Silver War Badge 53176 3 November
1916, resident Blackpool. Disability pension.
Seaman J/17159, H.M.S. "Defence", Royal Navy. Killed in
action when his ship was sunk during the Battle of Jutland 31 May
1916. Aged 20. Born 14 March 1886 in Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Son of
Hirst and Mary Alice Rollinson, of 1, Reads Road, Blackpool. Enjlisted
14 Marchy 1914 for 12 years, aged 18, height 5 feet 6 ibches, chest
34 inches, brown hair, brown eyes, fresh complexion. No known grave.
PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, Devon. Panel 12.
886260, 28th Battalion, Canadian Infantry. Killed in action during
an attack north of Passchendaele 6 November 1917. Born 16 February
1896. Son of John F. Ross, of 24, Seafield Street, Blackpool. Lumberman
by trade. Unmarried at attestation. Attested 25 November 1915 at
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Canada, aged 19 years 9 months, height
5 feet 11 inches, weight 160lbs, chest 37½ inches, ruddy
complexion, hazel eyes, black hair, religious denomination Methodist.
No known grave. Commemorated on YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, West-Vlaanderen,
Belgium. Panel 18 - 26 - 28. National Archives of Canada Accession
Expeditionary Force (CEF), RG 150, Accession 1992-93/166, Box 8482
3207, 2nd/4th Battalion, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment).
Killed in action 25 June 1916. Aged 21. Born Blackpool, Lancashire
(first part of attestation) or Worsley, Lancashire (medical history
& SDGW), enlisted Blackpool. Son of Thomas and Eva Royle; husband
of Mrs. Louie Blackburn (formerly Royle), of 12, Laburnam St., New
Rd., Blackpool previously 18, Ward Street, Blackpool. Attested 8
April 1915 in Blackpool, aged 20 years 1 month, resident 13 Wildman
Street, Blackpool, Bottler by trade, height 5 feet 4 inches, chest
33¼ inches. Injured accidentally by a Very Gun flare 19 April 1916, spent
some time in hospital with a hand injury. Buried in AGNY MILITARY
CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Row C. Grave 33.
10 September, 2018