7 12, 2016

John Edward Whittaker

December 7th, 2016|East Lancashire Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

Great–grandfather of our parishioner Catherine Wallwork (nee Ives), John Edward Whittaker was one of over a million men from Britain and Ireland who enlisted for [...]

7 12, 2016

Benjamin Pooley

December 7th, 2016|East Lancashire Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

In September 1999, after many years of searching by family members and before First World War military records became accessible via the internet, our parishioners [...]

5 04, 1916

John James Ashworth

April 5th, 1916|East Lancashire Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

John James Ashworth, the oldest child of St James the Less parishioners John Ormerod and Mary Ashworth, was born at the family home in Double [...]

4 04, 1918

Joseph Edward Ashworth

April 4th, 1918|East Lancashire Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

Joseph Edward Ashworth was born in Rawtenstall on 18th March 1895, the second child of Edward and Susannah Ashworth. It seems that Susannah died at, [...]

18 11, 1916

William Cowell

November 18th, 1916|East Lancashire Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

At 19 years of age, William Cowell is one of the youngest of the 25 parishioners killed in the war. His military service lasted for [...]

24 04, 1918

Samuel Evans

April 24th, 1918|East Lancashire Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

Samuel Evans was born in Burnley in 1891 to William and Isabella Evans, both of whom had moved to the town from Cheshire and Cumberland [...]

2 10, 1918

The Halstead Brothers

October 2nd, 1918|East Lancashire Regiment, Kings Liverpool Regiment, Soldiers Stories, South Lancashire Regiment|0 Comments

Thomas and Bridget Halstead were parents to six children, all born between 1888 and 1899 as the family moved around different towns across east Lancashire [...]

25 07, 1918

John Robert Larner

July 25th, 1918|East Lancashire Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

John Robert Larner was born on 31st January 1890, the second child of Robert and Francis Larner. He was baptised soon after birth, at St [...]

31 07, 1917

John and Joseph Lord  

July 31st, 1917|East Lancashire Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

In the 25th August 1917 edition of the Rossendale Free Press, John and Mary Lord, of 41, York Street, Crawshawbooth, wrote a short poem to [...]

31 07, 1917

William Manning

July 31st, 1917|East Lancashire Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

William Manning was born on 13th January 1896, one of seventeen children to Michael and Annie, both of whom had settled in the town from [...]

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