7 12, 2016

Joseph Rowan

December 7th, 2016|Dublin Fusiliers, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

Joseph Rowan, killed in action on 14th July 1916 and later buried near to where he fell by his comrades, left a widow and young [...]

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 [...]

23 11, 1918

James Leslie Crossley

November 23rd, 1918|Manchester Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

James Leslie Crossley, the Great-uncle of our present day parishioner, Maria Duckworth, was born in Rawtenstall in 1998. James was the only son in a [...]

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 [...]

15 09, 1918

Joshua Heys

September 15th, 1918|Kings Liverpool Regiment, Soldiers Stories|0 Comments

Joshua’s last known relative in the parish passed away in 2015, not long after providing some information about him and his service in the war. [...]

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