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A SELECTION OF TODMORDEN MEN WHO SERVED

KING AND COUNTRY IN TWO WORLD WARS

with extracts from

"Todmorden and the Great War 1914-1918, a Local Record"

by John A. Lee

Published by Waddington & Sons Todmorden 1922

 

"These found glory in the plain path of duty"

 


 
 

Eric Mitchell

1922-1943

Eric lived at Stanlea, Sunnyside in Todmorden. He died aged 21 years when his plane, Whitley LA841, crashed into the sea 1.5 miles off Nairn in Scotland. He was with No. 19 Operational Training Unit for Bomber Command.

He was buried in a Commonwealth War Grave at Christ Church in Todmorden. He is particularly remembered on this page because in the 1990's when an extension to the school was built, his grave and headstone were covered over along with other graves, and no longer visible.

In Memory of
Sergeant ERIC MITCHELL

1234582, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
who died on 28 April 1943

Remembered with honour
TODMORDEN (CHRIST CHURCH) CHURCHYARD


   

Thomas Edward Lord

born 1899

Private

7th Sherwood Foresters No. 98641

Leicestershire Regiment

8th Royal Army Medical Corps No. 160107

The son of William and Harriet Lord

On 19 November 1917 Thomas enlisted with the 7th Sherwood Foresters. He was 18 and worked as a warehouseman in Walsden. He was transferred to the Leicestershire Regiment a year later. He served in France where he was shell shocked and sent back to the 2nd Northern General Hospital, Leeds, where he transferred to the Royal Army Medical Corps.

   

Thomas was under psychiatric care at the hospital and was damaged a great deal mentally. He worked as a clerk at the hospital until his discharge in January 1920. His testimonial from the RAMC states: "Has given satisfaction and is a steady and conscientious worker". He was assessed as 30% disabled, attributable to his war service, and awarded a pension of 12 shillings a week. Thomas returned to live with his mother at Hollins Place in Walsden but never recovered from his experiences. He never married, remaining with his mother until she died. His niece remembers him as a gentle, caring man, very intelligent and artistic, whose life was shattered by the war. He died in Scaitcliffe Hall Nursing Home on 13th October 1975.

photo and details kindly sent by his niece Janet Beardwood


   

Young Foulds

(1891-1948)

Guardsman

Grenadier Guards

The son of Charles and Mary Hannah Foulds and husband of Susan Haigh Fielden.

Young was a wholesale baker alongside his father, with a successful business at 2, Stones Terrace in Walsden. On 4th December 1915 he enlisted with the Grenadier Guards and served throughout the rest of the war. He was discharged on 27th November 1918 suffering from a skin complaint he attributed to iodine poisoning after having the iodine applied to an open wound. The problem continued throughout the rest of his working life as the flour caused irritation and he often had to cover his hands.

photo and details kindly sent by his granddaughter Janet Beardwood


   

 

 

Photos and details kindly sent by George's granddaughter Karen Greenwood

George Higgins

(18 February 1899 - 17 February 1985)

The son of Michael Higgins and Elizabeth (Rowe) of Todmorden.

George served in the Worcester Regiment, signing up under age when he was 17. He was awarded the British and Victory medals. His sister Ethel remembered he was very keen to go, and once there he was very keen to get out. He fought in Ypres and his memories were of being 'slutched up' and putting lit matches under his clothes to try to kill the lice. He was taken prisoner by the Germans until the end of the war.

George is on the middle row

on the right.

   

George's brother Christopher Higgins also served in WW1, whilst his younger brothers Edward and Albert Higgins served in WW2. Edward was in the Medical Corps. Albert was on the Prince of Wales when it sank after being bombed by the Japanese on December 10, 1941. 327 were killed from that ship and 513 from the Repulse which was bombed at the same time in the worst British naval defeat of World War II. He never spoke of it except once to his brother George on an anniversary - "This was this day I was blown to hell." His wife did not know for months whether he had survivied or not. Finally when she got a telegram, she could not bear to read it and had to ask a neighbour to do so. There are other photos of the Higgins family in the PHOTO GALLERY .


 

Seen here (back row middle) with his fellow crew

of Lancaster Bomber LM311 who were

all killed shortly after the photo was taken

Memorial at the crash site

Sergeant Jack Greenwood (b.1918)

Flight Engineer

No 467 Squadron RAAF Bottesford.

Jack was the elder son of John & Alice Greenwood of Carrs Rd. Portsmouth, Todmorden. He joined the RAF in 1940 and was promoted to sergeant in January 1943, the same month he married Mildred Hartley.

He died when his plane went down a mile short of home after a raid on Turin, 13th July 1943. The plane was not damaged by enemy action. The crash was due to inferior riveting in the tail section. This section dropped off immediately the undercarriage was lowered. His charred body was discovered sitting upright on the rest bed, which was still intact. He was 25.

The memorial was erected by Jack's family and the 467 RAAF Squadron Association in 1999 in memory of the crew of the LM311. It is on the edge of the field in Bottesford where the crash occurred. The metallic bits are pieces from the plane, which still turn up in the field from time to time. Even all these years later, nothing will grow on the crash site itself. Jack's widow Mildred's war time story can be read HERE.

Jack is buried at Mankinholes Chapel

Photos and information kindly supplied by Karen Greenwood


   

Leslie Greenwood (b.1922)

 

The younger brother of Jack Greenwood (see above) and son of John & Alice Greenwood of Portsmouth, Todmorden.

Leslie was a Signaller (wireless operator), combined operations (Army/Navy/RAF) and landed on D-Day. According to another brother, Peter Greenwood, the wireless was moved around in a wheelbarrow.

Leslie emigrated to New Zealand in 1952 and died at Christ Church in 1993.

 

He is front centre in the photo

on the left

 

Photos and details kindly sent

by Karen Greenwood


   

Corporal Thomas Bottomley

London Regiment (Post Office Rifles)

1st/8th Battalion

Service Number 374471

He was killed during the Third Battle of Ypres on 7th June 1917. His final resting place is unknown. He is remembered with honour on the Menin Gate Memorial at Ypres, which bears the names of more than 54,000 officers and men whose graves are not known.

The Ypres Menin Gate Memorial

   

Private John W. Child,  D.C.M. 

6th. Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

He was awarded the D.C.M. for gallant conduct on 4th June 1915 south of Krithia, (Dardanelles) Gallipoli, for volunteering to attack a redoubt, and holding it with 4 other men until relieved ten hours later. He had previously been mentioned for gallantry.

 

Private Child died from his wounds on 4th August 1915, shortly after having earned his distinction. His medal was presented to his father in the Town Hall, Todmorden, on 30th November 1915.

   

Captain James Mitchell, Royal Air Force

He lived at Stoodley. He achieved the remarkable record of winning 3 separate distinctions, namely: the Military Cross, the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Italian Medal for Valour.

 

When on patrol work on 4 separate occasions he shot down 5 enemy planes, 3 of which were observed to burst in to flames, one being a 3-seater. On two of these occasions his formation was attacked by superior formations of the enemy. His magnificent work has been marked by great dash and fearlessness.

   

James Mitchell was promoted to Lieutenant and went overseas on 7th. October 1917. He made his first flight across the Channel, and was on the Ypres-Dixmude Front about 6 weeks, during which time he brought down 3 Hun machines. On one occasion he and his captain were hotly attacked. The captain fought off the machine that was attacking Lieutenant Mitchell, and the latter fought the machine which was attacking the captain., and they succeeded in bringing down both machines in flames. Because of this he was promoted to the rank of Captain. In November he was transfered to the Italian front, serving up in the Alps, in the North of Italy and on the River Piave. Here he brought down 3 more enemy machines, including a Gotha, one of the big fighting planes carrying 5 machine guns, 25cwt. of bombs, 2 gunners and a pilot. Practically all his fighting in Italy was done at an altitude of 12,000 feet.

He was presented with his medals in Todmorden on 11th. July 1918.

   

Lieutenant E.A. Hollinrake, M.C.

Loyal North Lancs Regiment

He was awarded the Military Cross because when all his senior officers had become casualties he took charge of the Company, and led it forward against heavy fire, capturing a German strong point, three machine guns, and 25 prisoners. Subsequently he was awarded a bar to the Military Cross, his record on this occasion being that he handled his platoon with great skill in attack, and led them forward under covering fire from Lewis gun and rifle grenades, and assaulted a strong point, which he captured with 30 prisoners. His courage and determination were a splendid example to his platoon. In August 1919 the President of France conferred on him the further distinction of the French Croix de Guerre avec palme.

   

Bombardier Herbert Barker, D.C.M., M.M.

Royal Field Artillery

He received the Distinguished Conduct medal and the Military Medal for conspicuous gallantry and devotion. He had on several occasions shown great courage in repairing the lines under heavy fire, thereby rendering most valuable service in maintaining communications at a critical period. He was presented with his medals in Todmorden on 11th. July 1918.

Herbert married Alice Greenwood of Beanhole Head in 1919. In the 1940's and 50's they lived at 2, Cornfield Street, Millwood and are fondly remembered by Derrick Flynn, a great nephew of Alice, who kindly submitted the photo of Herbert and Alice.
   

Private Harry Allister, M.M.

Private Harry Allister, M.M.

King's Royal Rifles

He was awarded the Military Medal but lost his life on 3rd October 1918, shortly after the distinction and before he could return home to Todmorden to receive his award. He is buried in Belgium. He was the son of Bradshaw Allister of 10 Queen Street, Todmorden.

Company Sgt. Major Bradshaw Allister

6th. Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

He was awarded the D.C.M. for good leading of his platoon on 4th June 1915 south of Krithia, (Dardanelles) Gallipoli under heavy rifle and shrapnel fire, to take a Turkish trench. He cleared one flank himself, killing eight Turks. He survived the war and was presented with his medal at Todmorden Town Hall on 30th November 1915.

Company Sergeant Major

Bradshaw Allister, D.C.M.

   

Corporal John H. Garside, M.M.

Royal Army Medical Corps

6 Harehill Street, Todmorden

He described his experiences with the Italian army in March 1917:

"We had tremendous welcomes everywhere, particularly when we got to Italy. Every time we stopped we found crowds on the platforms waiting for us, and they gave us sandwiches, hot coffee, biscuits, flowers and cigarettes; also we got big bunches of grapes and carnations. At Milan the people went pretty well mad. We had 3 or 4 hours there, and were split into parties of about 50 and marched through the city. The streets were simply packed and wherever we went we were pelted with flowers."

John later died as a prisoner of war in the hands of the Germans. He was awarded the Military Medal.

   

Captain Will Hubbard, D.F.C. and bar

Royal Air Force

The Todmorden Gazette described him as " a bold and determined fighter in the air and against troops on the ground. On 26th. August 1918 he engaged 3 enemy 2-seaters and shot one down out of control. Owing to his pressure pump being shot away in the combat he reached our lines with great difficulty, landing 150 yards west of our front line. Undisturbed by the fact that the machine was under direct observation and subject to heavy fire, he removed all his instruments and pegged the machine down before leaving. In all, up to this time, he has accounted for 5 enemy machines." Later, he was awarded the bar to the D.F.C. and the Croix de Guerre "for numerous successes against the Hun machines, and also for good squadron work."

Will was the son of William and Emily of the Rope & Anchor Inn on Halifax Road. His life was full of drama from birth to death, and his story can be read in full HERE.

   

Sergeant Arthur Taylor

Lancashire Fusiliers

Sergeant Taylor was killed in action in France 13th June 1917, aged 20 years. He was born, one of twins, in 1896, the son of Joshua and Mary Taylor. Mary did not survive the birth. Arthur's twin sister was Lily, and his older brothers and sisters were Robert, Betsy Hannah, Matilda, Robert and Annie. Annie lived to celebrate her 100th birthday some 75 years after Arthur died.

 

When the news of Arthur's death arrived the family was devastated. My mother, who was five years old at the time, could remember the day clearly. His older brother Robert locked himself in an outbuilding on his farm at Clinton and wouldn't come out for two days. His mother's unmarried sister, Fanny, who had helped to bring him up, was never the same again and it was said she died of a broken heart.

Sergeant Taylor has no known grave. He is remembered at Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France, which commemorates over 20,000 men who have no known grave. 172 of these memorials are for men from the Lancashire Fusiliers.
   

He is also remembered with pride in the Cloughfoot Chapel burial ground

Peace perfect Peace

Mary wife of Joshua Taylor of Cloughfoot who died 22nd September 1896 aged 38 years.

Elizabeth Ann wife of the above who died 10th August 1913 aged 60 years

Also Sergeant Arthur Taylor Lancashire Fusiliers the beloved son of Joshua and Mary Taylor who was killed in France 13th June 1917 in his 21st year.

Also Joshua Taylor who died 9th February 1919 aged 63 years

 

Photos, ribbon, and story supplied by

Rosemary Stevenson

 

   

Private Herbert Coupe

1st./6th. Battalion

Lancashire Fusiliers

Service number 241185

Herbert was the 21 year old son of Willie and Betsey Alice Coupe of Todmorden. He died of wounds sustained in France and is buried in a vault in the Unitarian Church graveyard.

In loving memory of Private Herbert Coupe of the 1/6 Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers who died of wounds received in France February 18th 1918 aged 21 years the beloved son of Willie and Betsey Alice Coupe of John St.

Also of the above named Betsey Alice Coupe died August 7th 1935 aged 65 years

Also Willie Coupe died Jan 29th 1941 aged 74 years

   

Private Henry Boyd

6th Lancashire Fusiliers

Private Boyd was the youngest of 3 brothers serving his country in the Great War. He was wounded at Gallipoli at the age of 18, spending 3 months in hospital in Cairo. He survived the war, and died of TB in 1924. The brothers were the sons of George and Eliza Boyd.

Henry Boyd was the grandfather of Jack Davies of Walsden, who has provided the information

about Henry and his two brothers, who were not so lucky.

   

PATRIOTIC FAMILY

Halifax Courier 1915

The family of Mrs. Boyd a widow, of 123 Longfield Road, Todmorden, possesses a fine record of patriotic service. Mrs Boyd has just received news that her son, Corpl. George Boyd, of the 1st Rifle Brigade, has been accidentally killed during rifle inspection in Flanders, and that another son, Pte. Henry Boyd, aged 18, has been wounded whilst serving with the 6th Lancashire Fusiliers at the Dardanelles. A third son, Rifleman Frederick Boyd, of the 3rd Rifle Brigade, has been missing since Sept 25. Mrs Boyd has only one son at home now, and he is too young to join. A fourth son, Jesse Boyd, died from a malady contracted during the South African War, and her late husband served for many years in the Royal Navy.

Corporal George Boyd

1st. Battalion Rifle Brigade

Corporal Boyd was killed accidentally on Thursday, 10th June 1915, aged 28. He is buried in Duhallow Advanced Dressing Station Cemetery in Belgium. It was during a rifle inspection that one of the platoon accidentally set off his rifle, killing Corporal Boyd.

 

Dunhallow Cemetery

   
   

Rifleman Frederick Boyd

3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade

Frederick originally enlisted in the Worcestershire Regiment before the outbreak of war. Rifleman Boyd was reported missing from 23rd September 1914 and subsequently presumed dead. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour on the La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial at Seine-et-Marne, France.

 

La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial

TODMORDEN FAMILY'S SACRIFICE

Hebden Bridge Times 1916

The family of Mrs Boyd, 123, Longfield-rd Todmorden, have rendered remarkable service to their King and country, and the third of her gallant sons has now sacrificed his life - Rifleman Fred Boyd, of the 3rd Rifle Brigade. Rifleman Boyd had been missing since the battle of the Aisne, and the Army Council have now concluded that he is dead. Mrs. Boyd's late husband was for a long period in the Royal Navy; her eldest son (Jesse) died from the effects of a malady contracted in the Boer War; Corporal George Boyd, of the 1st Rifle Brigade, lost his life with our forces in France; and Private Henry Boyd (18) was in hospital at Cairo three months for injuries received with the First 6th Lancashire Fusiliers in the Dardanelles.

   

Private Wilfred Isaac Johnson

4th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Private Johnson was killed in action at Anzac Ridge, Ypres, on 19th November 1917 aged 31 years. He left a widow, Emily. He has no known grave and is remembered with honour at the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium, which bears the names of almost 35,000 officers and men whose graves are not known.

 

Details supplied by his great grand nephew, Jack Davies of Walsden.

Todmorden Advertiser 1917

Private W. I. Johnson

We regret to record that official news was received yesterday morning that Private W. I. Johnson (Duke of Wellington's) had been killed in action. Private Johnson who resided at 9 Crossley St., Longfield Rd. was 30 years of age and leaves a young widow, for whom much sympathy is felt. He was formerly employed at the slipper works of Barker Clegg Ltd., and joined up about fifteen months ago, crossing to France last Christmas. He was connected with Roomfield Baptist Church and School.

Lieut. Hirst writes to Mrs Johnson, "I regret to inform you that your husband was killed on November 19th by shellfire. I am sure his loss will be a great blow to you. We shall miss him very much, as he was of a most cheerful disposition and was the life of his platoon. You will no doubt be a little satisfied in your mind to know that everything possible was done for him at the time, and he was buried by his comrades, and his grave is now marked by a neat white wooden cross. I trust God will give you strength to bear your sorrow, and hope that you will accept the deepest sympathy of the officers and men in the company."
   

   

Private John Thomas Greenwood

2nd/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

born in Walsden and died aged 33 on 3rd May 1917 in France.

 

Son of Amos and Mary Greenwood, of Lanebottom Farm, Blackshawhead,

Hebden Bridge, Yorks.

Remembered with honour at Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

 

   

Corporal David D. Watt

1st. Scots Guards

David Watt was a porter at Todmorden railway station when he joined up on August 4th 1914. He was wounded at Mons that same month and was back in Todmorden in the first week of September 1914. He returned to his unit and was back in Todmorden wounded for a second time in December 1914. He was wounded a third time at Christmas 1916 and was later gassed in August 1918. He never entirely recovered from the effects of this. He was demobilised in the December of 1918 and arrived home in January 1919. He had only been back in his job two weeks when he developed influenza and pneumonia, from which he died. His name is included on the Todmorden war memorial of those killed in action.


Private Colonel James Haigh

4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment

Private Haigh died of wounds sustained in action in France on 29th March 1918 and is buried at Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. He was the 23 year old son of James and Mary Haigh of 115, Knowlwood Road, Walsden. He is remembered with pride at Cloughfoot Chapel burial ground.

In Loving Memory of Pte. Colonel James Haigh son of James and Mary Haigh

died of wounds March 29th 1918 aged 23.

Also James Haigh of Knowlwood died May 20th 1922 aged 67.

Also Mary Haigh died May 11th 1926 aged 68

Also Gertrude Haigh died February 14th 1966 aged 75.

 

His gravestone at Gezaincourt Communal Cemetery
Extension, France,
which Stephen Binks had kindly provided.


Sergeant Alfred Hamer, D.C.M.

6th. Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

He had been twice previously commended for gallantry and was awarded his medal for conspicuous gallantry on 6th. May 1915 on the Gallipoli Peninsula, when he led a half platoon during the attack with great ability and courage. On several occasions he carried messages under heavy fire.


Private Richard Allen, D.C.M.

6th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

He received his medal for gallantry while on sentry duty at an advanced post south of Krithia on June 4 th 1915, noticing movements in the scrub, and boldly going into it on his own initiative under heavy fire. He found a Turkish machine gun with an officer. He took the revolver from the officer and brought in the machine gun. He was presented with his medal at Todmorden Town Hall on 30th November 1915.


Major the Rev. G.F. Walters, M.C.

Royal Army Medical Corps

He was the minister of Inchfield Bottom Methodist Chapel and obtained leave of absence from his church early in September 1914. He was awarded the Military Cross for services rendered in France. During one of the big engagements on the Western Front, Major Walters was engaged for 4 days and 4 nights dressing wounds at one of the stations. He received the M.C. from His Majesty the King at Buckingham Palace.


Gunner Sidney Midgley, M.M.

Royal Field Artillery

He received his Military medal for conspicuous bravery in extinguishing an ammunition dump which had been set alight by the enemy shell fire whilst the battery position was being heavily shelled. He was severley wounded whilst performing this brave deed.


Private F. Hewson, D.C.M.

Lancashire Fusiliers

He received his Distinguished Conduct Medal for setting a fine example to all ranks of initiative, leadership, and fighting spirit during an attack east of Serre on 21st. March 1918.


Stoker Walter S. Kingsbury

Royal Navy

Walter lived at Monas Terrace, Walsden. He went down with his ship, The Cassandra, after she struck a mine in the Baltic on 4th. December 1918, shortly after the signing of the Armistice. The Cassandra was a light cruiser attached to the Grand Fleet operating from the naval base at Rosyth.


Private Rowland Mitchell M.M.

Lancashire Fusiliers

(Lewis Gunner)

Rowland was born in Todmorden in 1897, the son of Fred Miltchell and Amelia Rowland of Back Brook Street, Langfield. He won the Military Medal for "exceptional gallantry in keeping going a Lewis gun when all the other five who went out with him had been knocked out. Two were killed, two wounded, and one taken prisoner. He was left alone and kept the gun in action. He was in Egypt in 1916 and France in 1917. He was presented with his medal in Todmorden on 11th. July 1918.


Private John Thomas Stephenson

7th Battalion East Lancs Regiment

 

John Thomas was the son of James and Mary Ellen Stephenson of Todmorden. He was killed on the Somme aged 23 years in November 1916 and is buried at the Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt. he is also remembered on his family gravestone at the Unitarian Church in Todmorden.

   

Regina Trench Cemetery, Grandcourt

In Memory of
Private JOHN THOMAS STEPHENSON

22888, 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment
who died age 23
on 14 November 1916
Son of James and Mary Ellen Stephenson, of 12, Goshen Terrace, Todmorden.
Remembered with honour



Private Arthur Jackson

9th. Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Arthur was born in 1896, the son of Robert and Fanny Jackson of Walsden. He was killed in action on 25th April 1917 aged 21 years, and is remembered at the Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. He was living with his widowed father at 5, Dampier Street, Walsden, when he joined up. He is also remembered on the inscription on his parents' gravestone at Lumbutts Chapel burial ground.

   

In loving memory of Mabel, daughter of Robert and Fanny Jackson of

Chapel St Walsden, who died Sept 25th 1889 aged 17years.
Also of Fanny, wife of Robert Jackson who died Sept 30th 1902 aged 47 years
Also of Private Arthur Jackson, son of the above.
Killed in France on active service

April 25th 1917 aged 21 years .
Also of the above Robert Jackson---------
Mabel Jackson of 34 Square Rd. Walsden died Sept. 14th 1933 aged 19years .
Also Constance Jackson, died April 27th 1924 aged 3 years .

   

Corporal Hubert Palfreyman

6th. Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

Corporal Palfreyman died at the age of 21 during the Battle of Ypres. His body was never found. He is remembered at the Tyne Cot Memorial in Belgium, which bears the names of almost 35,000 officers and men whose graves are not known, and is one of 4 memorials to the missing in Flanders. Hubert is also remembered on his family gravestone at St. Paul's Cross Stone.

   

In Loving memory of Corporal Hubert Palfreyman son of George and Mary Palfreyman of Summerfield Road.

Killed in action at Ypres September 6th 1917 aged 21 years.

Also George Palfreyman died

August 5th 1941.

Also Mary Palfreyman died

July 1st 1944.

Also Ethel Mary Palfreyman

died Jan 9th 1961.

The memory of the just is forever blessed.

   

Sergeant John Howorth, D.C.M., M.M.

Northumberland Fusiliers

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal


Captain Walter Fielden, M.C.

Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

He was awarded the

Military Cross and Bar

 


 

Sergeant Tom Ashworth, D.C.M., M.M.

King's Liverpool Regiment

He was awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal


 

Sergeant Harry Lawer, M.M.

1st. Battalion Coldstream Guards

He was awarded the Military Medal and Bar. He was killed in action on 22nd September 1918 and is buried at the Sanders Keep Military Cemetery, Graincourt-Les-Havrincourt, France

 


 

Sergeant T. E. Barker, M.M.

Second Royal Fusiliers

He was awarded the Military Medal

and Bar


 

 

Lance Corp. Alfred Crabtree M.M.

Royal Berkshire Regiment

He was awarded the Military Medal. He was killed in action in France on 24th August 1918 aged 23 years. He was the son of Walter and Lucy Ann Crabtree, of 8, Oak Mount, Willow Bank, Todmorden. He is buried at Mory Abbey Military Cemetery in France.

 


 

Lieut-Col. Austin Thorp C.M.G.  D.S.O.

Royal Garrison Artillery

Lieut-Col. Thorp was awarded the C.M.G., the D.S.O. and the Ordre de Leopold avec palme, and Croix de Guerre. He met his death in France on 30th. October 1918, a few days before the signing of the Armistice. A silver salver was presented to Dr. H. Thorp who represented the widow on 28th January 1920. He was the son of Charles William and Edith Thorp of Todmorden and husband of Edith May Thorp, of Elm Cottage, Camberley, Surrey.


Lieutenant Fred W. Crabtree

7th. Battalion Yorkshire Regiment

Killed in action aged 20 years. He was a native of Todmorden and the son of Edward and Lillie Crabtree of Lytham, Lancashire. He is buried in Belgium and is also remembered on the family grave at St. Paul's Cross Stone:

Lt. F.W. Crabtree, Yorkshire Regt.

Killed in Action 14th August 1915

Aged 20 years.

 

 


Captain Frank Marshall

24th. Battalion Manchester Regiment

He was killed in action on 17th. March 1916 and is buried in France. He was the son of the late William and Ann Marshall of Todmorden


Private Joseph Ackroyd

Northumberland Fusiliers

24th Tyneside Irish Battalion

Joseph was killed at Fampoux, Pas de Calais, on 24th April 1917 and was buried at Fampoux British Cemetery. He was the 33 year old son of William and Mary Hannah Ackroyd of Castle Street, Todmorden. Joseph is remembered on the family gravestone at St. Paul's Cross Stone

 


Private William Greenwood

15th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers

Private Greenwood died on 30th January 1918 of wounds received in action in France. He is buried in the Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension and is remembered on the family gravestone at St. Paul's Cross Stone:

Will Greenwood, the dearly beloved son of Thomas and Emily Greenwood.

15th Royal Scots attached to the M.C.C. who died of wounds in France January 30th 1918 aged 25 years.

A noble life. A noble death.


 

2nd. Lieutenant Louis John Clay

Lancashire Fusiliers

He was killed in action on 5th. April 1918 in France. He was the son of William and Fanny Clay of 20, Beaumont Street, Todmorden, and husband of Lucy.

 


 

 

 

Company Sergeant Major John Mason G.C.M.

1st. Lancashire Fusiliers

John also served in the South African War. He was awarded a Long Service and Good Conduct Medal. He was the son of the late William and Ann Mason of Manchester and husband of Bertha Mason of 767, Burnley Road, Cornholme. He was 47 years old.

In August 1915, under very severe fire, the 1st Lancashire Fusiliers landed on 'W' Beach at the southern end of the Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, and cut their way through wire entanglements and trenches to the edge of the cliff. They established themselves in the surrounding hills. The beach became known as Lancashire Landing. On 7th August 1915, John and 14 other officers went over the parapet. 8 were killed, 6 were wounded and only one returned unhurt. John was one of the unlucky ones. He is buried at the Lancashire Landings Cemetery.


Private Sam Barker

2nd. South Staffordshire Regiment

Sam was killed on 30th November 1917 during the Battle of Cambrai, aged 33 years. He was the son of the late John and Mary Ann Barker and the husband of Sarah Helen Barker, of 7, Chapel St., Halifax Rd., Todmorden. Private Barker has no known grave. However, his wife remembered him with love and there is an inscription on the family gravestone at Heptonstall Church.

 

 

In affectionate remembrance of

James Crabtree of Castle Street Todmorden who died July 22nd 1870 aged 29 years

Also of Elizabeth relict of the above who died may 16th 1914 aged 76 years

"At Rest"

To my loved one far away

Private Sam Barker

2nd. South Staffs Regt.

Son-in-Law of the above born June 26th 1883

Killed in action November 30th 1917

He nobly did his duty

Also of Sarah Ellen Barker wife of the above who died February 17th 1942 aged 74 years.

 

Sam is also remembered with honour at the Cambrai Memorial, Louvervel. The Cambrai Memorial commemorates more than 7,000 servicemen of the United Kingdom and South Africa who died in the Battle of Cambrai in November and December 1917 and whose graves are not known.

   

Private James Arthur Pearson
7th Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment

James was the son of Mary & Rawson Pearson of 8, Bar Street, Todmorden, and husband of Florence Pearson, of 5, Nutfield St. Todmorden. He is remembered with honour at the Arras Memorial in France and also on his parents' gravestone at the Unitarian Church in Todmorden.

Private James Arthur PEARSON

East Yorkshire Regiment

Killed in France

14th May 1917 aged 35 years

May His Reward

Be as Great as His Sacrifice

 

 

Centre Vale Military Hospital, Todmorden

This building, erected in 1826, had been the home of John Fielden MP and his descendents since 1842 and was set within parkland. John Ashton Fielden inherited it and in 1910 he sold it to the Town of Todmorden. The grounds became the municipal park and remain so today.

The house was commissioned for use as a military hospital on the outbreak of war and on 17th November 1914 the first batch of injured servicemen arrived. Many were severely injured and in a great deal of pain. Patients were drawn from many regiments and from different parts of the world, including 12 Australians, 3 Canadians, 1 New Zealander and 1 Russian.

John A. Lee wrote:

"The hospital was permanently closed on 28th February 1919, and its record is one of which Todmorden will always have reason to be proud, both on account of the service it rendered, and the vast amount of voluntary work which it called forth."

 

In 2007, we had a communication from the Botley and Curdridge Local History Society, Hampshire, telling us about one of their holdings. This is a small autograph book with an address in the front cover of Miss Lottie Eastwood, 50 Sackville Street, Roomfield Lane, Todmorden and dated 27.1.1915. It appears that Lottie was working in some capacity with the injured soldiers being cared for at the Centre Vale Military Hospital in Todmorden and elsewhere.

The Society kindly gave us the autograph book, extracts of which are below.

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Private R. Emmett

1st Rifle Brigade

Invalided home

5 January 1915

Private H. Jones

2nd. Kings Shrophire Light Infantry

Frost bitten in the trenches near Ypres January 1915

Corporal J. A. Read

4th Battalion Rifle Brigade

Frost bitten in trenches near Ypres

Private G. Dowse

1st Coldstream Guards

Victoria Barracks

Windsor

     

Private H. Milne

2nd. Royal Scots

Private Arthur Dawson

Royal Army Medical Corps.

Corporal A. Eyears

3rd Battalion Rifle Brigade

Private E. Marshall

1st S. Staffs Regiment

No. 8182

Wounded at Ypres

7 November 1914

by shrapnel

   

E. Johnson

Can you read the lion's mane?

A poem to Kaiser Bill by R.W.

Private A. Burrell

No. 9002 B. Company

Kings Shropshire Light Infantry

Private W. Foster

Wounded at Ypres 8th November

"My chums were in a storm of hail and iron hail at that, and every man had to lie upon his stomach flat, for if he moved hand or head or made the slightest sign he would sure to lose his number in that thin khaki."

 

 
After the First War, the Rose Garden at Centre Vale Park was chosen as the ideal place to convert to a Garden of Remembrance. Work began in 1921. Mr. Gilbert Bayes was engaged to design the sculptures, Mr. J. M. Firth of Todmorden was the contractor for the stone masons and Messrs. John Daymond & Sons for the tablets and engraving. Mr. Fred Law, the head gardener, was responsible for the nurseryman's work. The general scheme was designed by Norman Thorpe, architect, and the work was carried out under his supervision.
   

The names of all those who died in the two World Wars are engraved on stone tablets arranged in bays along a portland stone wall. In the centre is a fountain statue about 12 feet high, also of portland stone, set in a basin of water. The figure is of St. George, leaning on his sword, standing on the dragon which spouts water into the basin. To the front and sides of the memorial are formal gardens, beautifully laid out, and very colourful. The whole garden is contained within a high hedge and is secluded and peaceful.

 

   

A fascinating memorial is located next to the stone tablets. It was errected to remember the men employed by Todmorden Co-operative Society who fought in the First War.

   
 

1914     TODMORDEN CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY     1918

A MEMORIAL TO THOSE WHO FOUGHT IN THE GREAT EMANCIPATION
GROCERY
BAKERY
Thomas Alderson
Robert Coupe
Charles H. Barker
Major Fielden
Wilfred Barker
Albert Gledhill
Pearson Bairstow
Charles Hollis
Albert A. Crabtree
John Lord
Arthur Dawson
George Nuttall
Ernest Fielden
THESE GAVE ALL
Walter Trenholme
Willie Graham
Horace Whitaker
Albert Halstead
Harry Allistair
Crossley Horsfall
George Bloomer
TAILORING
Walter Hartley
William Crabtree
Fielden Hollows
Thomas W. Horsfall
Albert Farrar
Arthur Robinson
Percy S. Ineson
Thomas H. Greenwood
William E. Law
Leslie N. Lord
BUTCHERING
Fred Mitchell
Wilbert Mitchell
Harold Cunliffe
Harry Mitton
Wilfred Tidswell
James Horsfall
Albert Pilling
Wilfred S. Wolverson
Leonard Hoosan
Samuel Sutcliffe
Samuel S. Whitham
Walter Jackson
Frank Sutcliffe
Abram Mills
Frank Tidswell
John A. Wild
DRAPERY
Charles T. Wilkinson
Walter Eastwood
Harold Helliwell
FURNISHING
John L. Wigley
Frank H. Davis
Edmond Holt
PAINTING
Philip S. Sutcliffe
Whitaker Mitchell
Harry Wadsworth
CLOGGING
COAL
Clifford Wilkinson
Albert Coupe
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICE STAFF
John Henry Whitaker
Walter Farrell
Thomas Ormerod
Arnold Kershaw

Korean War 1950 - 1953

Royal Leicester Regiment

Jack Clayton

Duke of Wellington's Regiment

Peter Mason

   

Names of all the men of Todmorden who fell in the Great War

The names are inscribed on tablets arranged in six bays round a water fountain and the garden, which is beautifully planted. The names are arranged alphabetically, without distinction as to rank, under their respective regiments. There are 659 names representing 72 regiments.

© Colin Hinson

These are they who being peaceable citizens of Todmorden at the call of King and Country and in defence of their native land left all that was dear to them, endured hardship, faced danger and finally passed out of the sight of man by the path of duty and self-sacrifice, giving up their own lives that others might live in freedom.

"Their name liveth on for evermore."

 

Royal Navy

East Kent Regiment

 

 

Jack Glover

W. S. Carlton

John B. Heyworth

 

Walter S. Kingsbury

Royal Lancashire Regiment

Albert Whitaker

 

 

Edwin Greenwood

Royal Naval Division

John McHugh

 

George A. Stenhouse

James T. Harrison

Wilbert Sunderland

Arnold Leah

 

Harry Trollope

 

 

Northumberland Fusiliers

6th. Inniskilling Dragoons

Joseph Ackroyd

 

Richard Anker

Wright Greenwood

Harold Anthony

 

Henry Atkinson

14th. Hussars

Fulton C. Barr

 

J. S. Chapman

Ernest H. Willan

Harry Crossley

 

Jonas W. Crowther

City of London Yeomanry

Albert S. Eastwood

 

Fred Greenwood

Alfred G. Spencer

John H. Greenwood

 

Arthur Halstead

Royal Field Artillery

Herbert Hartley

 

Percy W. Helliwell

Arthur Ashworth

Fred Hirst

Horace Ashworth

Freeman Jackson

Ernest Barker

George H. Kershaw

James W. Barker

Willie Lord

Jim Craven

Percy Marshall

Walter Crowther

Ernest Miles

Fred Dawson

Herbert Neil

Charles S. Dennet

Harold Ogden

W. Dearden

Fielden Stott

Irving Greenwood

Joseph Sutcliffe

Walter Hartley

Wilfred Tidswell

Joe Hirst

James Uttley

James H. Midgley

Herbert Wilkinson

William Mitchell

Joseph E. Wilson

Tom Parker

 

Frank Pickles

Royal Warwickshires

Joseph Platt

 

G. Pritchard

Robert Iddon

Joe H. Shackleton

 

Harry Shuttleworth

Royal Fusiliers

Frederick J. Starkie

 

Sidney Taylor

Fred Holden

T. Taylor

Henry Jackson

John Thorp

Benny Pickles

Fredk. White

Alvah Sunderland

James Whitworth

Joseph E. Sunderland

Tom Wood

 

 

Liverpool Regiment

Royal Garrison Artillery

 

 

Frank Carling

George Bloomer

F. Fosbrook

Albert Farrar

John T. Melling

Charles Greenwood

J. Fred Milthorp

John Grindrod

Herbert Taylor

Albert Jackson

 

Sam Lord

Norfolk Regiment

Ernest Rogers

Robert Newell

William E. Singleton

 

Henry Sutcliffe

Lincolnshire Regiment

Charles A. Suthers

 

Austin Thorp

Ernest W. Butterworth

William Williamson

Edgar Crossley

 

George H. Gudgeon

Royal Engineers

Granville Simpson

 

 

Leonard B. Dawson

Devonshire Regiment

Young Jackson

 

Wilfred Kingsbury

Harry Carpenter

Louis Miles

Clarence Gartside

John W. Smith

William Feber

Fred Stephenson

Ernest J. Highley

Lord Sunderland

Albert Howorth

Ellis Wilkinson

Tom Jackson

 

Walter L. Law

Grenadier Guards

Clarence lee

 

James Lord

Clarence A. Brown

Tom May

Arthur Greenwood

Richard Potter

William T. Judson

Charles H. Reekes

John R. Widdop

Herbert Rushworth

James Wynn

Ronald Shackleton

 

Charles Shoreman

Coldstream Guards

Harry Smith

 

Granville Sutcliffe

Joseph W. Bamforth

Leonard Tootill

Ronald Boothman

Harold Wadsworth

William E. Cryer

Johnnie T. Walker

Harry Grindrod

Arthur Walton

Harry Lawer

 

C. H. Smith

Suffolk Regiment

 

 

Scots Guards

Samuel Ingham

 

E. Ruffle

Louis J. Clay

 

Abraham Dawson

Cameron Highlanders

Wilbert Sunderland

 

Peter Walsh

Mark Ingham

David D. Watt

William Mitchell
 
Norman K. Moore

West Yorkshire Regiment

Royal Scots Fusiliers

 

 

Thomas F. Ayrton

Sam Bentley

John H. Barnes

Clifford A. Carling

Leonard Butterworth

Will Greenwood

Allan Crabtree

Edgar Helliwell

Edward Davies

Edmund Stead

Thomas Davies

John W. Eastwood

Cheshire Regiment

John Fielden

John W. Firth

Edgar Knowles

Elias Gore

R. H. Stansfield

Bernard Greenwood

George Greenwood

Royal Welsh Fusiliers

John R. Greenwood

Edward S. Halstead

James T. Flood

Frank Helliwell

Fred Stansfield

T. Jackson

John A. Limbert

South Wales Borderers

Fred Luxford

William Marshall

Walter E. Farrar

Ernest Midgley

George Hammond

James Pickles

Robert Walton

N. Ratcliffe

Charles Rowley

Kings Own Scottish Borderers

George E. Speight

Albert Sutcliffe

Edgar Abbott

Samuel Sutcliffe

James Crabtree

Tom Sutcliffe

James W. Smith

Harold Walton

Fred Wilkinson

Scottish Rifles

Fred Williamson

 

Robert Ellis

East Yorkshire Regiment

Ernest Stockwell

 

 

John Bulcock

Worcestershire Regiment

Ashton Greenwood

Walter Greenhalgh

Ernest Crabtree

Harry Howorth

Sam Flood

Mark Law

Willie Metcalfe

Walter Lingard

Richard Robinson

William Midgley

James A. Pearson

East Lancashire Regiment

S. L. Slater

J. W. Stansfield

John H. J. Barker

W. Sutherland

Edward Beech

Percy B. Walker

George Butterworth

 

Harold Cooper

Bedfordshire Regiment

Edward Cowie

 

John Crowther

John H. Wadsworth

George A. Davey

 

William Dewhirst

Leicestershire Regiment

Wilfred Firth

 

Charlie Gibson

Norman E. Marshall

Charles Highley

Ernest Southwell

John H. Highley

John Ross

Harry Howorth

 

Joseph Mitchell

Yorkshire Regiment

Albert J. Norton

 

William A. Pearson

William H. Ansell

Frank Shepherd

Albert Brown

Herbert Stansfield

Fred W. Crabtree

John T. Stephenson

Walter Greenhalgh

Tom Sunderland

Harry Horsfall

William Whitworth

John Pilling

Peter Speak

East Surrey Regiment

Fred Taylor

Arthur R. Thomas

Willie Ogden

 

Percy Tamblin

Lancashire Fusiliers

Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

Benjamin Ackroyd

George Adams

Harry Crowther

Alfred Ashton

Thomas W. Crowther

William Bailey

Yound Dewhirst

Frank A. Barker

A. Greenwood

John L. Barker

Edwin Kershaw

Robert Barker

Frank Walton

Harry Baron

J. E. Benbow

West Riding Regiment

James Black

Lauchlan L. Black

William C. Allister

John Blackwell

Walter Allen

Fred Boocock

Fred Barker

James C. Brennan

Tom Bell

Wilson Butterworth

Alfred Bentley

John W. Callon

Harold Boothman

William H. Carpenter

William Bradley

Charles H. Chadwick

James W. Buckley

John W. Child

Horace Bulcock

Edward Clarke

Herbert Butterworth

Herbert Clarke

John Butterworth

Wilfred Clarke

John H. Clegg

Wallace Clarke

Harry Crabtree

William Claxton

William Crabtree

John H. Cockroft

George A. Crowther

Walter Cockroft

Wilfred Cunliffe

Sidney J. Cook

Charles Dawson

Herbert Coupe

Herbert Dawson

Lewis Crabtree

Jonathan Dawson

Ezra Crooks

Walter Dawson

Frank Crossley

Thomas Edmundson

Harold Crowther

Robert H. Feber

Frank Cryer

Harold Fielden

Jonathan Cryer

Walter Fielden

William Davies

William Fielden

Arthur Dawson

Harold Firth

David Dawson

John Firth

Willie Dawson

Gerald Gibson

Albert Dean

Charles Glasse

James E. Dennett

Harry Graham

John Earnshaw

Albert Greenwood

John W. Earnshaw

Henry Greenwood

Willie Edmondson

Leonard Greenwood

George Ellis

John T. Greenwood

John W. Ellison

Sam Greenwood

John W. Farrar

John W. Halstead

Walter Farrar

Arthur Hamnet

Allan Fielden

Joseph Hanley

Fred Fielden

William H. Harris

John Flaherty

Harold Hiley

Harold Fordham

Herbert Hitchen

Jack Forrest

Albert W. Howarth

Thomas Grannan

Robert Jackman

Ernest Greenwood

Arthur Jackson

Ernest Greenwood

Thomas Jackson

Harold Greenwood

Wilfred I. Johnson

Herbert Greenwood

John Kershaw

John W. Greenwood

Willie Knowles

Richard A. Greenwood

Walter Laycock

Thomas Greenwood

Albert Lee

Thomas Greenwood

Ralph Lofthouse

Walter Greenwood

George Martin

William A. Greenwood

J. Martin

Henry Hargreaves

Sam Mackriel

Frank Hartley

John E. Mamwell

John Hartley

Tom C. Naylor

John T. Hartney

Walter Ormerod

George H. Hawkes

Willie Ormerod

James W. Hazeltine

John W. Phillips

Herbert Hazeltine

Ronald Pilling

Harold Henfrey

Fred Potts

Charles W. Highley

Edward G. Powell

John Hocking

Roger Powell

George Hodgson

Herbert Robinson

Jesse Hollinrake

John Shackleton

J. Percy Holt

Thomas W. Shackleton

Ezekiel G. Howarth

John H. Smith

Othello Howarth

William H. Southwell

David Hughes

Fred Stansfield

James M. Hussey

William Stansfield

Herbert Ingham

Greenwood Sutcliffe

Walter Jackson

Harry Sutcliffe

Ernest F. P. Johnson

Milton Sutcliffe

John Kelsey

Harry Varley

James King

Ingham Uttley

John Landale

J. W. Walkden

James Laycock

Wilfred Widdup

James Lawrence

William Wilson

William Leach

Wilfred S. Wolverson

William Leah

Frank Woodall

Ernest Lewis

John A. Woodhead

Percy Lingard

Richard Livesey

Border Regiment

James Macintyre

Albert Marshall

Leonard Lord

Arthur Marshall

Robert Machin

F. Marshall

Albert Marshall

Willie Marshall

Richard Sharp

John Mason

Samuel Smith

Fred Mayor

Joseph Mills

South Staffordshire Regiment

Granville Mitchell

James Mitchell

Ernest Barker

James H. Mitchell

Sam Barker

James W. Mitchell

Harold Ellison

W. Mitchell

Walter Fielden

Edgar Morris

Abraham Kaye

Frank Nicholl

John W. Knowles

John Nightingale

Gilbert Stott

Barker Nuttall

James W. Nutter

South Lancashire Regiment

John Oldfield

Herbert Ormerod

Wilson Stansfield

Hubert Palfreyman

Walter Parkinson

Welsh Regiment

John Phillips

Fred Pickles

Harold Hargreaves

Harold D. Pilling

Wilfred Popple

Essex Regiment

Joseph Potts

Godfrey G. Powell

Willie Wade

Percy Redman

Samuel Rigg

Notts and Derbyshire Regiment

Dennis Rogers

Frank Scholfield

John J. Calvert

Elijah Scott

John R. Ingham

Albert Seal

George W. Rohrer

Frank Simpson

Thomas Taylor

Thomas Skelton

Herbert Varley

Edward C. Smith

Fred Smith

Loyal North Lancs Regiment

Joshua H. Smith

Wilfred Smith

John Crossley

William Smith

George H. Eastwood

Willie Smith

Ernest Greenwood

Harold B. Southwell

Henry de F. Hill

Albert E. Stansfield

William Metcalfe

John W. Stansfield

Edwin Mitchell

Tom Stansfield

William Robinson

James L. Stanton

Charles E. Slade

Harry Stott

Frank Sutcliffe

Royal Berkshire Regiment

Norman Sutcliffe

W. Sutcliffe

Alfred Crabtree

Willie Sutcliffe

Willie Sutcliffe

Royal Marines

Nathan Sykes

Arthur Tamblin

James Holroyd

Willie Tatham

Arthur Taylor

Royal West Kent Regiment

Harold Taylor

Charles W. Thomas

Alick Gaukroger

James Trippier

Edgar Judson

George Veevers

J. E. Lancaster

Albert Wall

Andrew Pickles

William Walton

Wilfred Robertshaw

Walter Waygood

John Webster

Shropshire Light Infantry

Arthur Whipp

Marshall Whitham

John W. Ledgard

Francis L. Williams

James Wood

Middlesex Regiment

Leonard Wright

Sydney P. J. Wright

Robert H. Crabtree

 

Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Durham Light Infantry

 

 

William Barr

Thomas Crabtree

Frank Heyworth

Frank Crowther

Albert Hutton

Sam Fielden

Charles E. Pickering

Arthur Greenwood

Charles H. Robertshaw

Arthur W. Greenwood

T. Robinson

Paul Greenwood

Trevor Shaw

Sydney Greenwood

Percy Smallwood

Frank Holden

Harry Sutcliffe

James Pickles

Thomas W. Taylor

Lewis M. Reynolds

 

Thomas Schofield

King's Royal Rifles

John Taylor

 

Thomas H. Walker

Harry Allister

Samuel S. Whitham

William Crabtree

Wilbert S. Whitham

Redman Horsfall

Alfred Gill

Highland Light Infantry

John Rudman

Harold Ruhe

Dennis Dolan

G. Sunderland

Arthur Fielden

 

Tom Greenwood

Wiltshire Regiment

Walter Hollis

 

Albert Jackson

James Greenwood

John Sutcliffe

 

 

Manchester Regiment

Leinster Regiment

 

 

Arthur Calvert

Samuel Whitham

John A. Cockroft

Fielden Crabtree

Rifle Brigade

Jesse Greenwood

William Greenwood

Fred Boyd

John W. Gudgeon

George Boyd

John E. Helliwell

Leslie N. Lord

Frank Marshall

 

William Mitchell

 

William Nelson

Machine Gun Corps

George D. Stansfield

 

Robert Steele

Walter Barker

Uttley Stansfield

Percy Clifford

Benjamin J. Tatham

Arthur D. Heys
  James W. Jackson

 

Harold Kettley

North Staffordshire Regiment

William H. Law

 

Ambrose Marshall

Thomas Barker

Joseph Midgley

James W. Crowther

John Pickersgill

James Greenwood

Sidney Price

Harold F. Hollinrake

Thomas C. Raby

Tom Spencer

William H. Robinson

 

Bannister Walton

York and Lancaster Regiment

Francis Wild

T. W. Whitehall

 

 

Fred Ashworth

J. W. Eastwood

Royal Army Service Corps

Harold Fielden

Colonel J. Haigh

Thomas Baxter

John Marshall

John W. Crossley

Wilbert Mitchell

Fred Earnshaw

John W. Ogden

Harry Helliwell

Fred Taylor

Sebert E. F. Ruddock

Robert Suthers

Ernest Shaw

XI Training Reserve

 

 

Royal Army Medical Corps

Wilfred Sharp

 

 

Willie Cockroft

Labour Corps

George Dawson

John H. Garside

Henry Hall

John W. Horsfall

Fred Ingham

Leonard J. Morris

John W. Woodhead

H. Price

 

James A. Sonley

Army Ordnance Corps

William Walls

 

Harold Pilling

Hertfordshire Regiment

 

London Regiment

Helliwell Sutcliffe

 
 
Thomas Bottomley (Post Office Rifles)

 

Herbert H. Horsfall

Royal Air Force

 

Canadians

Thomas Bramley

J. Kenneth Gaukroger

Will Bond

Frank Sutcliffe

Harry Crossley

 

John Crossley

Australians

John Uttley

 

Harry Williams

Herbert W. Greenwood

Wilbert Wilkinson

 

 
New Zealanders

 

 
William G. Constance

 

 

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