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Name: ASHTON
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Unit Text: 4th/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 23/05/1917
Service No: 243554
Additional infromation: Mill Lane, Aspull
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 68.

Cemetery: ASPULL (ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY) CHURCHYARD




Name: AUSTIN, JAMES.
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 12th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/11/1916
Service No: 13201
Additional information: Woodfield Street, New Springs
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Thiepval Memorial



Name: BAKER, BENJAMIN
Initials: B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 15/07/1916
Service No: 19526
Additional innformation: Withington Lane, New Springs
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 11 A.

Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
          Thiepval Memorial


Name: Balfour James
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private

Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Age: 29
Date of Death: 09/03/1919
Service No: 32057
Additional information: Son of Elias and Mary Jane Balfour, of 2, Scot Lane, Aspull
 Mother's Maiden Name:  Seddon
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
 Grave/Memorial Reference: Old Sect. 105.

Cemetery: ASPULL (ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY) CHURCHYARD


Name: BELSHAW R
Initials: R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: 3rd Sect. 18th Div. Ammunition Col.
Age: 35
Date of Death: 16/11/1917
Service No: 71039
Additional information: Husband of Elizabeth Belshaw,(nee Edgar of 8, Church St., Haigh, Wigan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XII. C. 4.

Cemetery: VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY
Vlamertinghe Cemetery



Name: CAINE, MATTHEW
Initials: M
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment Unit
Text: 11th Bn.
Date of Death: 17/08/1917
Age:  33
Service No: 13193
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 120 to 124 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
Additional information: Son of Matthew and Sarah Caine of 57 Haigh Road, Aspull.
Husband of Ellen (nee Orrell)
Mother's Maiden Name:  McGlone

Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
Tyne Cot Cemetery



Name: CARTWRIGHT, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Lance Corporal
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Unit Text: 16th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 13/04/1918
Service No: C/257
Additional information: Son of the late John and Jane Cartwright, of 24 Bolton Road, Aspull, Wigan
Mother's Maiden Name:  Winrow
Casualty Type: Commonwealth war dead
Grave memorial reference: Panel 8

PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL
Ploegsteert Cemetery

 


Name:  CROSTON, JOHN WILLIAM
Initials: J W
Nationality:United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 18/09/1918
Service No: 53983
Additional information: Son of John and Sarah Croston, of 2, Old School Yard, Aspull, Wigan.
Mother's Maiden Name :  Jackson
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 5 and 6.

Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
    Vis-en-Artois Cemetery



Name: COLEMAN, JESSE
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Age: 22
Regiment: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn
Date of Death: 01/07/1916
Service No: 21709
Additional information: 619 Bolton Road,
Aspull
Mothers maiden name : Wall
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C.

Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
        Thiepval Memorial




Name:
DEMPSEY, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 08/08/1916
Service No: 24400
Additional information: Son of John and Catherine Dempsey, of Ivy Hotel, New Springs, Wigan.
Mother's Maiden Name: Hoy
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 43.

Cemetery: DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY, MAMETZ
Dantzig Alley Cemetery



Name: DIXON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn
Date of Death: 27/08/1917
Service No: 260084
Additional information: Bolton Road Nr. Rushton's
Mother's Maiden Name :  Snape
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 85 to 86

 Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL
         Tyne Cot cemetery



Name: FARLEY. P
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/07/1916
Service No: 10/13036
Additional information: Son of Mrs. B. Farley, of 1 17, Withington Lane, New Springs, Wigan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. B. 9.

Cemetery: MERICOURT-L'ABBE COMMUNAL CEMETERY


Name:  GORDON MARK
Nationality: U.K.
Rank: Private
Regiment: South Lancashire Regiment
Date of death:  3/07/1916
Service No: 1039
Additional information:  Son of Peter and Mary Gordon Wigan
Mothers Maiden Name:  Costello
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial: Pier and Face 7A and 7B
THIEPVAL MEMORIAL









Name: GILLOTT, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 08/03/1916
Service No: 2535
Additional information: Brother of Mrs. Nellie Coxon, of 140, Brook St., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 31 and 64.

Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL
           Basra Memorial



Name: GRAY, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/09/1918
Service No: 53982
Additional information: 480 Bolton Road, Aspull
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 5 and 6.

Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL EXTENSION
Vis-en-Artois Memorial



Name: GREEN, HORACE
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "C" Bty. 170th Bde.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 05/12/1917
Service No: 18662
Additional information: Son of John and Elizabeth Green, of Aspull, Wigan; husband of Ann Green, of 247, Church St., Westhoughton, Bolton.
Mother's Maiden Name:  Grundy 
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. B. 41

Cemetery: ORCHARD DUMP CEMETERY, ARLEUX-EN-GOHELLE
        Orchard Dump Cemetery



Name:
GREENACRE Charles Albert
Initials: C A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 1st/5th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 02/07/1918
Service No: 200238
Additional information: Son of Richard and Floretta Greenacre, of 18 Woodfield, St., New Springs, Wigan, Lancs. Born at Standish, Wigan.
Mother's Maiden Name:  Hart
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. G. 6.

Cemetery: BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY, GEZAINCOURT
Bagneux Cemetery

 


Name: GREGORY
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 18/09/1918
Service No: 53981
Additional information: Husband of Mrs. E. Gregory, of 104, Haigh Rd., Haigh, Wigan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: B. 15.

Cemetery: FIVE POINTS CEMETERY, LECHELLE
  Five Points Cemetery



Name: HARRISON, PETER
Initials: P
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Driver
Regiment: Army Service Corps
Unit Text: 29th Div. Supply Col. Mechanical Transport
Age: 25
Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Service No: M2/147393
Additional information: Son of Robert and Jane Harrison, of "Newlands," 104, Cambridge Rd., Southport, Lancs.
Native of Aspull, Wigan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: XXX. C. 10A.

Cemetery: ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY
Etaples Cemetery


Name:
HOUGH HAROLD
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Border Regiment
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 11/05/1918
Service No: 16847
Additional information: Son of Alfred and Jane Hough, of 3, Ashworth St. Aspull.
Mother's Maiden Name: Crimton
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: C. 42.

Cemetery: ASPULL (ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY) CHURCHYARD



Name: HOLLAND
Initials: Vemon
Nationality: United Kingdom
Age: 28
Rank: Private
Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Mother's Maiden Name:  Livesey
UnitText: 1st Bn
Date of Death: between 21/03/1918 and 26/03/1918
Service No: 308025
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. D. 9.
Additional information: Brother of Louisa and Florence Holland.

Cemetery: BEAULENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, LIGNY-THILLOY

Beaulencourt Cemetery 



Name: HOCKING.
Initials: B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/03/1917
Service No: 51827
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. J. 21

Cemetery: FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS

Name: HARRINGTON, ERNEST
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Irish Guards
Unit Text: 1st Bn
Age: 20
Date of Death: 06/11/1914
Service No: 4407
Additional information: Son of Patrick and Margaret Harrington, of 67, Longfield St., New Springs, Wigan.

Mother's Maiden Name:  Moore
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 11.

Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Menin Gate Memorial 


Name: HADDOCK, SYDNEY KAY
Initials: S K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Rifleman
Regiment: King's Royal Rifle Corps
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 22
Date of Death: 15/09/1916
Service No: R/28762
Additional information:
Son of Sidney and Ellen Haddock, of 28, Harold St., Scot Lane, Aspull, Lancs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Name: HOLDING Arthur
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Durham Light Infantry Unit
Text: 20th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 04/09/1918
Service No: 82284
Additional information: Son of J. T. and Mary Holding, of New Springs, Wigan.

Mother's Maiden Name: Yates
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War

Mother's Maiden Name:  Yates
Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: XIV. H. 19.

Cemetery: VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE No.3

Voormezeele Cemetery 

Name: HULME, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 14/04/1918
Service No: 26721
Additional information: Son of David and Alice Hulme, of Queens Head, Aspull,

Mother's Maiden Name: Young
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War
Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 39.

Cemetery: DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1

Doullens Cemetery

      

Name: JAMES FRANCIS ARTHUR
Initials: F A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Captain
Regiment: Manchester Regiment

Unit Text: 5th Bn
Age: 29
Date of Death: 18/09/1915
Additional information: Son of the Rev. C. H. and Mrs. James, of Epperstone Rectory, Notts. Born at Haigh, Lancs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sp. Mem. 156.

Cemetery: PINK FARM CEMETERY, HELLES

Pink Farm Cemetery



 Name: JAMES, GEORGE SIDNEY
 Initials: G S
 Nationality: United Kingdom
 Rank: Lieutenant
 Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 5th Bn
Age: 22
Date of Death: 04/06/1915
 Additional information: Son of the Rev. C. H. James and Emily Maria James, of Epperstone Rectory, Nottingham. Of Haigh, Lancs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: X. E. 20.

Cemetery: REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES

Redoubt Cemetery



Name: JAMES, CHARLES E.
Initials: C E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
Unit Text: 13th Bn.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 28/09/1915
Service No: G/5104
Additional information: Son of the Rev. C. H. James (Vicar of Haigh, Lancs.), and Emily Maria James, of Epperstone Rectory, Nottingham.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 99 to 101

Memorial: LOOS MEMORIAL

     Loos Memorial



Name: JAMES HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
Unit Text: 13thBn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 18/08/1916
Service No: G/4027
Additional information: Son of the Rev. C. H. and Emily James, of Epperstone Rectory, Nottingham. Born Haigh, Wigan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: N. 63.

Cemetery: BERNAFAY WOOD BRITISH CEMETERY, MONTAUBAN

   Bernafay Wood Cemetery



Name: JOHNSON Initials: J T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Defence Corps
Unit Text: 308th Coy
Age: 54

Date of Death: 28/01/1917
Service No: 17754
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Mary Ellen Johnson; husband of Martha Johnson
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 16.

Cemetery: HAIGH (ST. DAVID) CHURCHYARD



Name: MONKS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Mechanic
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. "Warrior."
Age: 30
Date of Death: 31/05/1916
Service No: K/4588
Additional information: Husband of Minnie Kate Monks, of 21, Hope Quay, Weymouth. Native of Wigan, Lancs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 14.

Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL .

Plymouth Naval Memorial



Name: MEHERS
Initials: Thomas
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Age: 23
Unit Text: 4th/5th Bn.
Date of Death: 29/03/1917

Mother's Maiden Name: Holding
Service No: 243023
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. M. 5.

Cemetery: ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY

Estaires Cemetery



Name: LYCETT
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Age: 26
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Unit Text: 7th Bn.
Date of Death: 21/10/1915
Service No: 12307
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Bridget Lysaight, of 14, Wellington St., Scholes, Wigan

Mother's Maiden Name:  Lewis
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. B. 3.

Cemetery: LE TOURET MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG-L'AVOUE

Le Touret Cemetery



Name: MELLING, JAMES
Initials: James
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment Unit
Text: "A" Coy. 9th Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 13/10/1916
Service No: 23948
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Alice Melling; husband of Margaret Alice Melling, of 14, Cale Lane, New Springs, Wigan.

Mother's Maiden Name: Melling
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Pier and Face 11 A.

Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Thiepval Memorial

Name: GILLOTT, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Date of Death: 08/03/1916
Service No: 2535
Additional information: Brother of Mrs. Nellie Coxon, of 140, Brook St., Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancs.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 31 and 64.

Memorial: BASRA MEMORIAL

Basra Memorial 

Name: HULME, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 15th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 14/04/1918
Service No: 26721
Additional information: Son of David and Alice Hulme, of Aspull, Wigan,.
Mother's Maiden Name: Young
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VI. C. 39.

Cemetery: DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No.1
      Doullens Cemetery


Name:
MELLING, BENJAMIN
Initials: B
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
Unit Text: "C" Bty. 174th Bde.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 31/07/1917
Service No: L/42477
Additional information: (Served as SEDDON). Son of Richard and Elizabeth Melling, of New Springs, Wigan;
husband of Mrs. J. E. Daniel (formerly Melling), of 11, Cambridge St., Moorthorpe, South Elmsall, Yorks.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: III. G. 7.

Cemetery: WHITE HOUSE CEMETERY

Name: RAWLINSON, JOHN RICHARD
Initials: J R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Unit Text: 12th Bn
Age: 19
Date of Death: 27/02/1916
Service No: 14642
Additional information: Son of John and Sarah Jane Rawlinson, of 12, Bolney St., New Springs, Wigan, Lancs.
Native of Plymouth.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. B. 6.

Cemetery: BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY

Bard Cottage Cemetery 

Name: SALT
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: South Lancashire Regiment
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Date of Death: 06/05/1915
Service No: 1982
Additional information: 171 Wigan Road, New Springs
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: E. 39.

Cemetery: DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY

Dickebusch Cemetery 

Name: SHEPHERD
Initials: R H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 18th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 25/04/1917
Service No: 43826
Additional information: Son of John Alexander and Catherine Shepherd, of Woodfield St., New Springs, Wigan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 3.

Cemetery: BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY, FICHEUX

Bucquoy Cemetery 

Name: SIBBERING, JAMES
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Unit Text: 8th Bn
Age: 29
Date of Death: 26/09/1917
Service No: 15823
Additional information: Son of the late Henry and Ellen Sibbering; husband of Jane Burns (formerly Sibbering), of 27, Woodfield St., New Springs Wigan.

Mother's Maiden Name:  Hart
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 18 to 19.

Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Tyne Cot Cemetery 

Name: SILCOCK, JOHN WILLIAM
Initials: J W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 06/11/1918
Service No: R/6839
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Jane Green, of 48, Wigan Rd., New Springs, Wigan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead

Haigh St David's

 

 

Name: SILCOCK JOHN WILLIAM

Nationality United Kingdom

Rank: Lance Corporal

Regiment: Manchester Regiment

Date of Death: 12/10/1916

Service No: 43884

Son of John and Rose Silcock  of  Leeds Street New Springs

Mother's Maiden Name: Clark

Thiepval Memorial pier and face 13A and 14C 

Thiepval Memorial 

 

 

Name: SIMM WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn.
Date of Death: 30/10/1917
Service No: 17261
Additional information: 304 Heyes Square. Husband of Frances Wright (formerly Simm), of Garden House, Leyland St. James', Leyland, Preston. Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. E. 19.

Cemetery: VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Villers-Faucon Cemetery 

Name: SMITH, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Unit Text: 10th Bn.
Date of Death: 25/08/1918
Service No: 36057
Additional information: 1 Black Horse Square
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 5 and 6.

Memorial: VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL

Vis-en-Artois Cemetery 

Name: SIMM, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Unit Text: 1st/4th Bn Secondary Regiment: Labour Corps Secondary Unit Text: transf. to (382947)
Age: 37
Date of Death: 21/04/1920
Service No: 5191
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Jane Simm; husband of Theresa Simm, of Douglas House, Bottling Wood, Wigan.
Born at Goose Green, Wigan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 30.

Cemetery: ORRELL (ST. JAMES) ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHYARD 

  

Name: SUMNER, RICHARD KELLETTE
Initials: R K
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Manchester Regiment
Unit Text: 5th Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 08/12/1915
Service No: 1290
Additional information: Husband of Jane (formerly Kearsley), of 56, Dicconson Lane, Westhoughton, Bolton. Father of Stanley born 1913

Mother's Maiden Name: Sumner
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: H. 65.

Cemetery: LANCASHIRE LANDING CEMETERY GALLIPOLI

Lancashire Landing Cemetery 

Name: SOUTHAM, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Unit Text: 9th Bn.
Age: 20
Date of Death: 12/10/1917
Service No: 19410
Additional information: Son of Henry and Ellen Southam, of 18, Hope St.,Aspull , Wigan, Lancs.

Mother's Maiden Name: Roocroft
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: IV. D. 13.

Cemetery: HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY

Hooge Crater Cemetery 

Name: SOUTHERN, JAMES
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
Unit Text: 4th Bn.
Age: 19
Date of Death: 07/11/1918
Service No: 108693
Additional information: Son of Mrs. Sarah Southern, of 61, Ratcliffe Rd., Aspull, Wigan.

Mother's Maiden Name: Southern
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. C. 19.

Cemetery: DOURLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION

Dourlers Cemetery 



Name: TRAINOR
Initials: George Francis
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Unit Text: 2nd Coy. 3rd Bn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 07/07/1917
Service No: 14940
Additional information: Son of Patrick and Ellen Trainor, of Haigh Wigan

Mother's Maiden Name: Richson
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. A. 16.

Cemetery: CANADA FARM CEMETERY

Canada Farm Cemetery 

Name: WILLAN, SAMUEL
Initials: S
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Unit Text: 3rd Bn
Age: 29
Date of Death: 03/02/1915
Service No: 11727
Additional information: Son of Samuel and Fanny Willan; husband of Evelyn Lavinia (nee Hill) of 16, Hodson St.,Wigan

Father of Cissy May Willan born 1911

Mother's Maiden Name: Rigby
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Reference: Panels 2 and 3.

Memorial: LE TOURET MEMORIAL

Le Touret Memorial 

 

 

 

 

Name: ASTLEY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Air Mechanic 1st Class
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Avenger
Age: 22
Date of Death: 15/11/1942
Service No: FAA/FX. 84377
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Annie Astley, of Standish, Lancashire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Bay 3, Panel 5.

Memorial: LEE-ON-SOLENT MEMORIAL
Lee on Solent Memorial



Name: BROOMHEAD, JAMES EDWARD HEATON.
Initials: J E H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Unit Text: 1st Bn
Age: 21
Date of Death: 01/04/1943
Service No: 3856930
Additional information: Son of Pearse and Mary Broomhead, of New Springs, Wigan, Lancashire.
Mother's Maiden Name: Heaton
His brother , John W.S.H. Broomhead, also died on service.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: I. F. 6.

Cemetery: MASSICAULT WAR CEMETERY
Massicault Cemetery



Name: BROOMHEAD, JOHN W. S. H.
Initials: J W S H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Unit Text: 2/6th Bn
Age: 29
Date of Death: 29/05/1944
Service No: 3710434
Additional information: Son of Pearse and Mary Broomhead, of New Springs, Wigan.
His brother, James Edward Heaton Broomhead, also died on service.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War DeadGrave/Memorial Reference: Grave 978.

Cemetery: HAIGH (ST. DAVID) CHURCHYARD

Name: COLLIER, GEORGE

Initials: G

Nationality: United Kingdom

Rank: Private
Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Unit Text: 1st Bn
Age: 27
Date of Death: 12/03/1944
Service No: 3858835
Additional information: Son of Jeremiah and Elizabeth Collier, of Aspull, Lancashire
Mother's Maiden Name:  Marsden
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Face 7.

Memorial: RANGOON MEMORIAL
Rangoon Memorial



Name: CRAGG, HARRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Date of Death: 12/11/1945
Service No: 13009078
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Lower Sec. Grave 702.

Cemetery: HAIGH (ST. DAVID) CHURCHYARD



Name: CROMPTON, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Age: 35
Date of Death: 25/04/1944
Service No: 13083383
Additional information: Son of William Crompton and of Elizabeth Crompton, of Birkdale, Southport.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 577.

Cemetery: HAIGH (ST. DAVID) CHURCHYARD


Name: CROMPTON, LESLIE WILLIAM
Initials: L W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Age: 27
Date of Death: 06/04/1944
Service No: 10574546
Additional information: Son of William and Ethel Crompton; husband of Ann Crompton, of Birmingham.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
/Memorial Reference: Panel 19. Column 1.

Memorial: BROOKWOOD MEMORIAL

Brookwood Memorial 



Name: HEYES, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Artillery Unit
Text: 70 Field Regt.
Date of Death: 07/01/1944
Service No: 1082738
Additional information: Husband of Mary Elizabeth Heyes, of Wigan, Lancashire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference:

VII. A. 21. Cemetery: CASSINO WAR CEMETERY

Name: INGHAM, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 178 Field Regt.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 07/03/1944
Service No: 1087197
Additional information: Son of William and Jessie Ingham; husband of Hannah Ingham, of Toplock, Wigan, Lancashire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: 10. B. 10.

Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY

Taukkyan Cemetery 



Name: ISHERWOOD, ERNEST
Initials: E
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sapper
Regiment: Royal Engineers
Unit Text: 256 Field Coy.
Age: 24
Date of Death: 27/11/1942
Service No: 2002126
Additional information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Isherwood; husband of Clarice Isherwood, of Haigh.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Grave 1.
Cemetery:

ASPULL (ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY) CHURCHYARD

Name: MAKINSON, HENRY
Initials: H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Mourne
Age: 26
Date of Death: 15/06/1944
Service No: D/JX 172423
Additional information: Son of Elizabeth Makinson, and stepson of Thomas Swann, of Aspull, Lancashire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
/Memorial Reference: Panel 87, Column 1.

Memorial: PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Plymouth Naval Memorial 


Name MORGAN WILLIAM

Initial W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment:Border Regiment
Unit Text: 2nd Bn
Age: 20
Date Of Death: 05/06/1944
Service Number:3782768
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War  Dead
Grave Memorial: 1.B.1
IMPHAL WAR CEMETERY

Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Morgan of Aspull

Imphal Cemetery India 

 

Name: PILKINGTON, THOMAS
Initials: T
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Gunner
Regiment: Royal Artillery
Unit Text: 71 Field Regt.
Age: 27
Date of Death: 22/02/1943
Service No: 1082683
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: VIII. C. 25.

Cemetery: ENFIDAVILLE WAR CEMETERY

Name: RAINFORD, THOMAS RALPH
Initials: T R
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordinary Signalman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Cossack
Date of Death: 23/10/1941

Age 23
Service No: P/JX 196494
Additional information: Son of William and Catherine Rainford, of New Springs, Lancashire.

 Mother's Maiden Name:  Henry

Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
/Memorial Reference: Panel 52, Column 2.

Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Portsmouth Naval Memorial 



Name: RALPHS, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment
Unit Text: 1st Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 07/01/1945
Service No: 3774250
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
/Memorial Reference: IV. B. 10.

Cemetery: HOTTON WAR CEMETERY

Name: ROBINSON, NATHOM
Initials: N
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: The Loyal Regiment (North Lancashire)
Unit Text: 2nd Bn.
Age: 26
Date of Death: 09/04/1945
Service No: 3858601
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
Memorial Reference: Brit. Sec. R. A. 12.

Cemetery: YOKOHAMA WAR CEMETERY

Yokohama Cemetery Japan 

Name: RYDER, WILLIAM

Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Serjeant
Regiment: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Age: 31
Date of Death: 04/09/1943
Service No: 16001040
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Ellen Ryder, of Wigan; husband of Joyce Ryder, of Swinley, Wigan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Sec. C. Grave 328.

Cemetery: ASPULL (ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY) CHURCHYARD



Name: SEDDON, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Age: 22
Date of Death: 12/02/1945
Service No: 5682747
Additional information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Seddon, of Aspull, Lancashire.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
/Memorial Reference: IVa. F. 15.

Cemetery: SCHOONSELHOF CEMETERY

Name: SEDDON, LESLIE
Initials: L
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Able Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M. Trawler Lord Wakefield
Age: 19
Date of Death: 29/07/1944
Service No: P/JX 563423
Additional information: Son of Edward and Margaret Seddon, of New Springs, Lancashire.

Mother's Maiden Name:  Lancaster
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
/Memorial Reference: Panel 83, Column 1.

Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Portsmouth Naval Memorial 



Name: SETTLE, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 2769 Sqdn., R.A.F. Regt.
Age: 31
Date of Death: 14/05/1944
Service No: 1359340
Additional information: Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Settle, of New Springs, Wigan.
Mother's Maiden Name:  Ryding
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 439.

Cemetery: HAIGH (ST. DAVID) CHURCHYARD

Name: SOUTHERN, ALBERT
Initials: A
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Corporal
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Unit Text: 37 Sqdn.
Age: 23
Date of Death: 09/03/1942
Service No: 631521
Additional information: Son of Walter and Edith Southern, of Aspull, Lancashire.

Mother's Maiden Name:  Eckersall
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
/Memorial Reference: 1. F. 7.

Cemetery: SUEZ WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY

Suez Cemetery Egypt 



Name: SIMM, JOSEPH
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Regiment: Royal Navy
Unit Text: H.M.S. Neptune
Age: 21
Date of Death: 19/12/1941
Service No: P/JX 257714
Additional information: Son of Henry and Elizabeth Simm, of New Springs, Wigan, Lancashire.
Mother's Maiden Name:  Brindle
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
/Memorial Reference: Panel 51, Column 2.

Memorial: PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL

Name: SUTCH, ROBERT HENRY
Initials: R H
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: Welch Regiment
Unit Text: 1/5th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 12/08/1944
Service No: 3964295
Additional information: Son of John and Mabel Sutch, of Aspull, Lancashire; husband of Doris Sutch, of Aspull.

Mother's Maiden Name:  Robinson
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
/Memorial Reference: V. C. 24.

Cemetery: BANNEVILLE-LA-CAMPAGNE WAR CEMETERY

Banneville Cemetery France 

 

 

Name: TAYLOR, JOHN SHARROCK
Initials: JST

Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant Pilot
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
ATC Unit, Steeple Morden Airfield, Cambridgeshire
Age: 28
Date of Death:
10/02/1942
Service No:
1024292

Additional information: Husband of Harriet (Dolly) Taylor

Wife?s Maiden Name: Connah

Son of  John Frederick & Annie Taylor of Whelley

Mother's Maiden Name: Sharrock
 Casualty Type:

Grave/Reference: 340
Cemetery:
HAIGH ST DAVID CHURCHYARD

Memorial: RAF Steeple Morden



Name: WALMSLEY, WILLIAM
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Sergeant (W.Op./Air Gnr.)
Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Unit Text: 433 (R.C.A.F.) Sqdn
Age: 21
Date of Death: 25/03/1944
Service No: 1458471
Additional information: Son of James and Ellen Walmsley, of New Springs, Wigan, Lancashire.
Mother's Maiden Name:  Bushell
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
Memorial Reference: 23. F. 2.

Cemetery: REICHSWALD FOREST WAR CEMETERY

Name: WEBBER, WILLIAM (CHINDIT)
Initials: W
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Unit Text: 8th Bn.
Age: 28
Date of Death: 07/05/1944
Service No: 4038909
Additional information: Son of William and Elizabeth Webber, of Aspull, Lancashire.

Mother's Maiden Name:  Miller
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave
/Memorial Reference: 4. C. 2.

Cemetery: TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY

Taukkyan War Cemetery Burma 

Name: WOOD, WILLIAM DOMONIC
Initials: W D
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Craftsman
Regiment: Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Unit Text: 170 Field Regt., L.A.D.
Age: 21
Date of Death: 28/07/1943
Service No: 10574836
Additional information: Son of Peter and Alice Wood, of Whelley
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: Grave 967.

Cemetery: HAIGH (ST. DAVID) CHURCHYARD

 

More to be added as and when I get the information:

 

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