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Those known to have served with

East Lancashire Regiment

during the Great War 1914-1918.

  • Abbott Robert. Pte. 5th Btn.
  • Adams Bertie James. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.14th Nov 1916)
  • Adams Herbert. L/Sgt. 1st Btn.
  • Adkin William. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.6th Aug 1915)
  • Allen Arthur. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Allen Tom. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.8th Feb 1917)
  • Allsup Percy. L/Cpl. 11th Btn. Y Coy.
  • Alston Thomas. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Anderton William James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Anyon James. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.6th Mar 1916)
  • Anyon James. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.6th March 1916)
  • Arrandale John. Pte. 1st/5th Btn. (d.4th Jun 1915)
  • Ashworth John. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.19th Sep 1918)
  • Ashworth John. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.19th Sept 1918)
  • Astin George Henry. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.14th Jan 1917.)
  • Astin George Henry. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.14th Jan 1917)
  • Atkinson Frederick Clement. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.7th Oct 1915)
  • Atkinson Harold Victor. Pte. 15th Battalion, C Company
  • Bailey John Robinson. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.8th Apr 1916)
  • Bailey John Robertson. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.8th Apr 1916)
  • Barnes John Richard. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Bellis Henry. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.20th Apr 1916)
  • Bennet George Thomas. L/Cpl. 8th Btn. (d.1st Nov 1916)
  • Bent John. CSM.
  • Bentham John. Cpl. 2nd Btn. (d.30th July 1916)
  • Berry William Henry. Pte. (d.9th April 1916)
  • Berry William Henry. Pte. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Blakey John. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th Apr 1917)
  • Blakey John. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th April 1917)
  • Bolton John. Lt. 1/5th Btn. (d.4th June 1915)
  • Bottomley Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.25th Aug 1914)
  • Bowditch John. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Bowditch John. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th April 1916)
  • Bowes Edward Whittaker. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th April 1917)
  • Bowes Edward Whittaker. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th April 1917)
  • Boyle Michael. Pte. 2nd/5th Btn. (d.9th June 1917)
  • Bradley George. Pte. 1st Battallion (d.3rd May 1917)
  • Bradshaw Joe. Sgt. 11th Battalion
  • Bray Herbert. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.26th June 1915)
  • Bridge William James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th Apr 1917)
  • Bridge William James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th April 1917)
  • Brierley Fred. Pte. 6th Btn.
  • Briggs John James. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.30th Dec 1914)
  • Brightmore Sydney. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th Apr 1917)
  • Brightmore Sydney. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th Apr 1917)
  • Brown Fred. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.19th Sep 1916)
  • Brown Fred. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.19th Sept 1916)
  • Brown Herbert. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.28th April 1917)
  • Brown Herbert. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.28th April 1917)
  • Buckley Samuel Thomas. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.9th May 1917)
  • Bullock James Robert. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.22nd Nov 1915)
  • Burke John. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.26th Aug 1915)
  • Burke John. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.26th Aug 1915)
  • Burrell Charles. L/Cpl. 1/5th Btn. (d.8th June 1915)
  • Burrell Charles. L/Cpl. 1/5th Btn. (d.8th June 1915)
  • Burrett Alexander John. Pte. 1st Btn. A Company
  • Burrows James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.11th Aug 1915)
  • Burrows John Thomas. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Burrows John Thomas. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.9th April 1916)
  • Butler Thomas. Cpl. 2nd Battalion
  • Butterfield Jabez. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.23rd August 1916)
  • Byrne Dennis Cyril. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.19th Apr 1916)
  • Byrne Dennis Cyril. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.19th April 1916)
  • Calverley Joseph. L/Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Calverley Joseph. L/Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.9th April 1916)
  • Calvert Guy. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.25th April 1916)
  • Calvert Guy. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.25th April 1916)
  • Cawtherley John Robert. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.13th June 1915)
  • Challenor James. Pte. 2/4th Btn. (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Chapples Robert Hey. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Chapples Robert Hey. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.9th April 1916)
  • Chisholm William. Lt. 1st Btn. (d.27th Aug 1914)
  • Clark George Edwin. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Clegg Ernest Horatio. Sjt. 11th Btn.
  • Clegg Robert William. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Clegg William Robert. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Clough Fletcher. Dmr. 1/5th Btn. (d.9th Jun 1915)
  • Clough Fletcher. Drmr. 1/5th Btn. (d.9th June 1915)
  • Coar Edward Roland. 2nd Lt. 2nd Btn. (d.8th Jan 1918)
  • Cocker Joseph. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.19th May 1915)
  • Cockerline George Frederick. Pte. 10th Btn. (d.9th May 1917)
  • Collinge Arthur. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.26th Feb 1917)
  • Collinge Arthur. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.26th Feb 1917)
  • Cooper George. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.30th Apr 1917)
  • Cooper Leonard Wilkinson. Sgt.
  • Crabtree Moses. L/Cpl. 1st/5th Btn. (d.5th Jun 1915)
  • Crossley Sydney. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.23rd Jun 1917)
  • Crossley Sydney. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.23rd June 1917)
  • Crummett Eric William. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.2nd Feb 1917)
  • Crummett Eric William. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.2nd Feb 1917)
  • Cryer Clarence. L/Cpl. 1/5th Btn. (d.18th December 1915)
  • Daniels John Thomas. Pte. 1st Bn. (d.1st April 1917)
  • Dewhurst William James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.2nd Jan 1918)
  • Duckworth Charles. Cpl. 3rd Btn.
  • Duncan David James White. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th March 1917)
  • Duncan David James White. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Mar 1917)
  • Dunleavy Thomas. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.12th Nov 1915)
  • Dunleavy Thomas. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.12th Nov 1915)
  • Duxberry William. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.5th Jul 1918.)
  • Duxberry William. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.5th July 1918)
  • Dyer James Frederic. 1st Battalion
  • Eddlestone Richard. L/Cpl. 1/5th Btn. (d.13th Nov 1915)
  • Edmundson James. Pte. 21st Btn. (d.21st Aug 1918)
  • Ellis Frederick. Cpl. 9th Btn.
  • Emmett Robert. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.13th Aug 1915)
  • Emmett Robert. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.13th Aug 1915)
  • Entwistle Herbert. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.10th Oct 1915)
  • Fairburn William. Cpl. 1st Btn. (d.26th March 1918)
  • Faulkner William. Pte. 4th Btn.
  • Fell Frank. L/Cpl. 11th Btn.
  • Fenn Percy. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.4th Jun 1915)
  • Fielding William Thomas. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.19th Oct 1916)
  • Firth Joseph. Pte. 8th Bn (d.22nd April 1917)
  • Fishwick George. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.14th Sep 1916)
  • Fishwick George. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.14th Sept 1916)
  • Flint Horace Lance. Capt. att. 7th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment
  • Flynn Charles . Pte. 11th (Accrington Pals) Btn.
  • Flynn William. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.7th Nov 1915)
  • Foster Arthur. 12th Btn. att RE 131st Tunneling Coy.
  • Fyles William Henry. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.16th July 1917)
  • Gaskell William. Pte. 1st Btn. B Coy. (d.22nd Sep 1917)
  • Goldstone John. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.31st Dec 1916)
  • Gotts Clarence Augustus. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.27th Mar 1918)
  • Green Joseph Riley. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.25th May 1915)
  • Greenwood Harold. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.12th Oct 1915)
  • Greenwood Harold. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.12th October 1915)
  • Greenwood Walter. L/Col. 1/5th Btn. (d.23rd May 1915)
  • Gregory Haworth. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.2nd Apr 1918)
  • Grimley Albert E.. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.7th July 1916)
  • Grogan Peter. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.3rd Sep 1915)
  • Grundy Harry. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.19th Aug 1915)
  • Grundy Harry. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.19th Aug 1915)
  • Hale William. Sgt. 1/5th Btn. (d.12th December 1915)
  • Hales George William. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.9th Jun 1916)
  • Hall Albert. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.3rd April 1916)
  • Hall Albert. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.19th February 1916)
  • Hall Albert. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.19th Feb 1916)
  • Hall Robert. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.3rd April 1916)
  • Hall Walter. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.6th July 1915)
  • Hallett Alfred Samuel. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.10th Aug 1915)
  • Halstead Frank Horden. Pte. 2/5th Btn. (d.8th August 1915)
  • Hargreaves Fred. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.14th May 1915)
  • Hargreaves Tom. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.27th Feb 1917)
  • Harrison George. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.5th Apr 1916)
  • Harrison George. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.5th Apr 1916)
  • Hartley Ernest. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.25th Feb 1917)
  • Hartley Hiram. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Hartley John Thomas. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.11th Oct 1918)
  • Hartley John Thomas. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.11th Oct 1918)
  • Hartley Michael. Pte. 2/5th Btn. (d.31st March 1918)
  • Hawarth Oldfield. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.6th Aug 1915)
  • Haworth Fred. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.15th June 1916)
  • Haygarth William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.6th Feb 1917)
  • Heaps Robert. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.9th Oct 1915)
  • Helm Frederick . Sgt 1st Btn. (d.8th Apr 1915)
  • Hepworth Albert. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.13th June 1915)
  • Heyworth William. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.15th Dec 1916)
  • Hindle John . Cpl. 11th Battalion (d.1st July 1916)
  • Holden Herbert. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.18th April 1917)
  • Holmes Frank. Pte (d.1918)
  • Holmes William. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.14th Nov 1916)
  • Holt George. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.11th June 1915)
  • Hopkins John Thomas. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Hopkinson William. Sgt. 6th Btn. (d.12th July 1915)
  • Horsfall Basil Arthur. 2nd Lt. 1st Btn. (d.27th Mar 1918)
  • Horsfall Basil Arthur. 2nd Lt. 1st Btn. (d.27th March 1918)
  • Horsfield William. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.4th Nov 1915)
  • Horsfield William. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.4th Nov 1915)
  • Hudson Henry James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.10th Aug 1915)
  • Hudson Henry James. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.10th Aug 1915)
  • Hughes Herbert. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.4th June 1915)
  • Hugman William Ernest Nicholas. Pte 6th Btn (d.18th Apr 1917)
  • Ingham James. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.10th Jun 1915)
  • Jackson Arthur. Pte. 1st/4th Btn. (d.19th April 1917)
  • Jackson Arthur. Pte. 1/4th Btn. (d.19th April 1917)
  • Johnston Peter James. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.8th Nov 1918)
  • Jones Herbert. L/Sgt. 1/5th Btn. (d.30th Aug 1915)
  • Jones Robert Langford. Pte. 2nd Bn (d.2nd April 1918)
  • Joyce Michael. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.11th Nov 1914)
  • Kendall James Edward. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.4th Jun 1917)
  • Kendall James Edward. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.4th June 1917)
  • Kennerley William. L/Cpl. 1/5th Btn. (d.2nd September 1915)
  • Kennerley William. L/Cpl. 1/5th Btn. (d.2nd Sep 1915)
  • Kenyon William. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.9th May 1915)
  • Killian Herbert. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.22nd May 1917)
  • Killian Herbert. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.22nd May 1917)
  • Little Fred. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.6th Jan 1917)
  • Lowden Stephen. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Lumley George. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Magnall James. Sgt. 1/5th Btn. (d.21st Jun 1915)
  • Marshall James. Sgt. 1/5th Btn.
  • Mart George Hulbert Victor. 6th Btn.
  • Massey Henry. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.6th Feb 1917)
  • Maughan Peter. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.12th August 1918)
  • McGough Leonard. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.8th Aug 1916)
  • McGuinness Lewis. Pte. 1st Btn.
  • Mercer Thomas. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.11th Apr 1916)
  • Metcalfe Sam. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.28th Apr 1917)
  • Metcalfe Sam. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.28th April 1917)
  • Midghall Alexander. Pte. 1st Btn. C Coy. (d.4th Jan 1916)
  • Moore Archibald Robert. Sgt. (d.6th April 1915)
  • Mozley William. Pte.
  • Mulgrave Michael. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.10 May 1915)
  • Nichols Owen. Pte. 7th Btn. (d.25th Oct 1916)
  • Noon Martin. Pte. 4th Battalion (d.19th May 1915)
  • Nutter William. Pte. 1st/5th Btn. (d.4th June 1915)
  • O'Hara John. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.25th Feb 1918)
  • Page George. CSM. 1st Battalion (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Parker Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.15th April 1917)
  • Parry James. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.1st March 1919)
  • Pedley Walter. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.16th Nov 1915)
  • Pedley Walter. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.16th Nov 1915)
  • Pilkington Harry. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.28th June 1918)
  • Prince John. Pte. 15th Btn. (d.1st Jul 1916)
  • Rawstron Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.6th Jul 1915)
  • Renwick Alfonso. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.26th Feb 1917)
  • Richardson Joseph. CSM. 7th Btn. (d.8th July 1916)
  • Ridge Fred. Cpl. 6th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Riley Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.14th January 1919)
  • Riley Joseph. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.14th Jan 1919)
  • Robinson Henry Bernard. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.23rd Sep 1917)
  • Robinson John Caesar. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.13th May 1915)
  • Robinson Thomas W. . Pte. 11th Battalion (d.1st July 1916 )
  • Royle William Thomas. Pte. 4th Btn. (d.23 March 1918)
  • Rushton Hartley. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.15th Jul 1915)
  • Rushton Hartley. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.15th July 1915)
  • Ryan Henry. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.19th Sep 1918)
  • Ryan Henry. Pte. 2nd Btn. (d.19th September 1918)
  • Salter H.. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.11th Dec 1915)
  • Seales William Thomas. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.8th Jul 1915)
  • Seales William Thomas. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.8th Jul 1915)
  • Shaw George. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.26th Apr 1916)
  • Shorrock Walter. Cpl. 1/4 Battalion
  • Sloane William Henry. Pte. 8th Battalion (d.15th July 1916)
  • Smith Alfred Victor. 2nd Lt. 1/5th Btn. (d.22nd Dec 1915)
  • Smith Charles. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.30th Jul 1918)
  • Smith Charles. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.30th Jul 1918)
  • Smith George. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Aug 1915)
  • Smith John William. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Smith John William. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.9th Apr 1916)
  • Smithstone William Elisha. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.26th July 1915)
  • Spear William. Cpl. 2nd Battalion
  • Spencer Emanuel. Pte.
  • Stanton Martin. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.15th Sep 1915)
  • Stanton Martin. Pte. 5th Btn. (d.15th Sep 1915)
  • Swindlehurst Robert. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.15th Apr 1917)
  • Talbot James. Pte. 9th Btn. (d.20th Jun 1917)
  • Talbot James. Pte 9th Btn. (d.20th June 1917)
  • Taylor Arthur. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.11th March 1916)
  • Taylor Arthur. Pte. 1st Btn. (d.11th Mar 1916)
  • Taylor Thomas. Pte. 11th Btn.
  • Thornton Thomas. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.9th June 1915)
  • Toomey Jeremiah John. Sgt. (d.8th July 1916)
  • Townshend H. R.. L/Cpl. 7th Btn. (d.9th Jun 1917)
  • Turner Arthur . Pte. 6th Battalion (d.29th Nov 1915)
  • Tyrer Albert. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.27th Mar 1918)
  • Tyson Edward. Pte. 6th (Service) Btn.
  • Walker Vernon Lee. 2nd Lt. 8th Btn. (d.29th May 1917)
  • Weeden Albert. Pte.
  • Weeden John George. Pte.
  • Welch William George. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.21st Mar 1918)
  • Whiteside William. Pte. 6th Btn.
  • Whittaker Frank. Pte.
  • Wild Ernest Sidney. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.15th May 1915)
  • Wild Harry. Sgt. 5th Battalion (d.12th Apr 1917)
  • Wild Harry. Sgt. 1st Btn. (d.12th April 1917)
  • Wild James Edward. Cpl. 11th Battalion (d.9th May 1917)
  • Wilkinson Herbert. Pte. 6th Btn. (d.5th Apr 1916)
  • Williamson John. Pte. 1/5th Btn. (d.5th June 1915)
  • Wilson George. Pte. 1st Battalion (d.12th Nov 1914)
  • Wilson George Brindle. Pte. 4th Bn.
  • Wixted James Clarence. Pte. 11th Btn. (d.29th Dec 1915)
  • Wood James Edward. Pte. 7th Service Battalion (d.14th Oct 1916)
  • Wood James Edward. Pte. 7th Battalion (d.14th Oct 1916)
  • Yates Thomas Henry. Cpl. 4th Btn.
  • Young William. Pte. 8th Btn. (d.27th August 1916)

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Pte. Albert E. Grimley 1st Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.7th July 1916)

Albert E. Grimley died of wounds on the 7th of July 1916, aged 37 and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in France. He had been wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, he had lain in no man's land for 4 days before being found. Husband of Clara Grimley, of I, Cottage Bank View, Charlestown, Hebden Bridge, Yorks.

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Cpl. William Fairburn 1st Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.26th March 1918)

William Fairburn died on the 26th of March 1918, aged 28. Buried 5A in the Etaples Military Cemetery in France, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Fairburn. A widower, he lived with his wife's parents and two children at 30 Clifton Street, Burnley.

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1206431

Pte. James Edmundson 21st Btn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers (d.21st Aug 1918)

James Edmundson was killed in action on the 21st of August 1918, aged 34. Buried in Bouzincourt Ridge Cemetery, France, he was the son of Mr & Mrs Edmundson, Britannia Inn, Guy Street, Padiham, Lancashire. Lived at Harle Syke, Burnley with his wife and two children.

James enlisted in June 1916, prior to this he had been working as a weaver at Thornton and Co's. Mill, Harle Syke, Burnley. He initially joined the East Lancashire Regiment but after being invalided home with septic poisoning he went back out with the Cheshire Regiment, whilst with the Cheshires he was injured by shrapnel and sent home, he then was transferred to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers.

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Pte. Michael Boyle 2nd/5th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.9th June 1917)

Michael Boyle died of wounds on the 9th of June 1917, aged 19. Buried in Bethune Town Cemetery in France, he was the sSon of Mr and Mrs Boyle, 27, Master Street, Burnley. Formerly a weaver at Messrs. Browning's Turf Street Shed, Burnley. He was hit by shrapnel and badly wounded in the back and forearm on the 1st of June 17, he died of his wounds 8 days later in hospital.

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1206400

Pte. William Gaskell 1st Btn. B Coy. East Lancashire Regiment (d.22nd Sep 1917)

William Gaskell was killed in action on the 22nd of May 1917, aged 21. Buried in Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension in France, he was the son of Mr. G. H. and Mrs. R. Gaskell, of 53, Evelyn St., Burnley. Born in Inniskilling, he was a tape labourer at H. Walton's Coronation Mill prior to enlisting. His father, Serjeant G. H. Gaskell, was a veteran of the South African wars.

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1206387

2nd Lt. Basil Arthur Horsfall VC 1st Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.27th March 1918)

Basil Horsfall was killed in action on the 27th of March 1918, aged 30. He is commemorated on the Arras Memorial in the Faubourg-d'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France.

Son of the late Charles William Horsfall, of Darlington, Polwatta, Colombo, and of Maria Henrietta Horsfall (nee Layard), of Florence, Kandy, Ceylon. He was born at Kelvin Gerve, Colombo; educated at St. Thomas's College, Colombo and Sir William Borlase School, Great Marlow, England. From Barclay's Bank, London, he took up Rubber planting in Ceylon and was appointed Financial Assistant to the Public Works Department of the Civil Service of Ceylon. Basil qualified in signalling and search light in the Ceylon Engineer Volunteers.

An extract from The London Gazette, dated 22nd May, 1918, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. 2nd Lt. Horsfall was in command of the centre platoon during an attack on our positions. When the enemy first attacked, his three forward sections were driven back and he was wounded in the head. Nevertheless, he immediately organised the remainder of his men and made a counter-attack, which recovered his original positions. On hearing that out of the remaining three officers of his company two were killed and one wounded, he refused to go to the dressing room, although his wound was severe. Later his platoon had to be withdrawn to escape very heavy shell fire, but immediately the shelling lifted he made a second counter-attack and again recovered his positions. When the order to withdraw was given, he was the last to leave his position, and, although exhausted, said he could have held on if it had been necessary. HIs conduct was a splendid example to his men, and he showed throughout the utmost disregard of danger. This very gallant officer was killed when retiring to the positions in rear."

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1206277

L/Sgt. Herbert Adams MM & Bar. 1st Btn. East Lancashire Regiment

Herbert Adams served with the 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment during WW1.

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1206200

Pte. Jabez Butterfield 2nd Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.23rd August 1916)

Jabez Butterfield was killed in action on 23rd August 1916. He was a resident of 63 Cromwell Street, Burnley.

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1206199

Pte. Harry Pilkington 11th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.28th June 1918)

Harry Pilkington died of wounds on 28th June 1918, aged 19. He was the son of Albert James and Lucy Pilkington, of 70, Disraeli St., Burnley Harry enlisted in February 1917 and had been in France since September of the same year. His mother, Lucy, received the following letter from the Rev. Dennis Sudall, Army Chaplain;

"Dear Mrs Pilkington, I am more sad than I can say to hear the news that has just reached me, that your son, Pte. Harry Pilkington (30657), 11th East Lancashire Regiment, has died of his wounds in hospital. Our battalion made an attack on the morning of June 28th, and your boy was wounded early in the fight. We found him lying in a trench, and did all that we possibly could for him, getting him to the doctor, and we all hoped he would recover. He was one of the best, brightest, most splendid lads it has been my fortune to meet, and I personally feel that in losing him I have lost one of my greatest friends out here. For him I know we need not grieve, since we Christians do know that what seems to us to be death is in reality but the beginning of a fuller and freer life beyond the grave. I do know that your boy has already met the Saviour, whom he served so faithfully here on earth. I like to think that God needs lads like your son to teach others, who in this life have not had the chances he had of learning this exceeding love. He will no doubt in previous letters told you I prepared him for confirmation and he was confirmed. It is the greatest joy to me to think of that, and of the fact that just before the fight he and many others came to Holy Communion, which was celebrated in the corner of a field. Everyone was fond of him, as he never shirked anything, but gave all he had to give unselfishly and happily for us all, cheerful always in spite of adversity. I cannot say all that is in my heart, but I hope you realise what I really wish to convey to you. With my earnest prayers and sympathy, believe me, yours sincerely, Dennis Sudall, Army Chaplain."

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1206096

Pte. William Elisha Smithstone 1st Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.26th July 1915)

William Smithstone died on the 26th of July 1915, aged 18 and is buried in the Etaples Military Cemetery in France. He was the s adopted son of Elisha and the late Amelia Smithstone, of 6 Patten St., Burnley, Lancs.

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1206090

Pte. Samuel Thomas Buckley 8th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.9th May 1917)

Samuel Buckley died on the 9th of May 1917, aged 36. Buried in Etaples Military Cemetery in France, he was the husband of S. E. Buckley, of 27 Wood St., Burnley, Lancs.

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1205972

CSM. Joseph Richardson 7th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.8th July 1916)

Joseph Richardson died of wounds on the 8th of July 1916, aged 33 and is buried in Plot 1. B. 53 in the Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension in France. He was the husband of Mrs Richardson, 9, Cedar Street, Burnley

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1205936

Cpl. John Bentham 2nd Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.30th July 1916)

John Bentham was killed in action on the 30th of July 1916, aged 22 and is buried in Bethune Town Cemetery in France. He was the son of John and Elizabeth Bentham, of 52 Esp Lane, Barnoldswick, Yorks.

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1205865

Pte. William Young VC. 8th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.27th August 1916)

William Young was died of wounds on the 27th of August 1916, aged 40. He is buried in Preston (New Hall Lane) Cemetery in Preston, Lancs. He was the husband of Mrs. M. E. Young, of 61, Lovat Rd., Preston.

An extract from the London Gazette, dated 28th March, 1916, records the following:- "For most conspicuous bravery. On seeing that his Serjeant had been wounded he left his trench to attend to him under very heavy fire. The wounded Non-Commissioned Officer requested Private Young to get under cover, but he refused, and was almost immediately very seriously wounded by having both jaws shattered. Notwithstanding his terrible injuries, Private Young continued endeavouring to effect the rescue upon which he had set his mind, and eventually succeeded with the aid of another soldier. He then went unaided to the dressing station where it was discovered that he had also been wounded by a rifle bullet in the chest. The great fortitude, determination, courage, and devotion to duty displayed by this soldier could hardly be surpassed"

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1205796

Pte. William Horsfield 1/5th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.4th Nov 1915)

William Horsfield died of Dysentry on 4th November 1915, aged 25 and is buried in Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta. he was the son of Henry and Margaret Horsfield, of 84, Mitella St., Burnley.

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1205795

Pte. Harry Grundy 6th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.19th Aug 1915)

Harry Grundy died of wounds on 19th August 1915, aged 21 and is buried in Pieta Military Cemetery in Malta. He lived at 6 Walnut Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

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1205792

Pte. Herbert Entwistle 1/5th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.10th Oct 1915)

Herbert Entwistle died on 10th October 1915, aged 39 and is buried in Plot the Addolorata Cemetery in Malta. He was the son of John and Ann Entwistle; husband of Mary Ann Entwistle, of 7, Hyde St., Burnley

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1205787

Pte. Arthur Allen 1/5th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.9th Aug 1915)

Arthur Allen died of Dysentry on the 9th August 1915, aged 29. He is buried in the Alexandria Chatby Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt. He lived at 2 Hartley Street, Burnley, Lancashire

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1205786

L/Cpl. Charles Burrell 1/5th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.8th June 1915)

Charles Burrell died of dysentery following wounds 8th June 1915, aged 32 and buried in the East Mudros Military Cemetery on the island of Limnos in Greece. He was the son of James & Susannah Burrell, of Burnley, husband of Florence of 4 Grosvenor Street, Stoneyholme, Burnley.

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1205784

Pte. Fred Brown 9th Btn. East Lancashire Regiment (d.19th Sep 1916)

Fred Brown died on the 19th of September 1916, aged 21. He is buried in the Kalinova Military Cemetery in Greece.

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