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As we move into the Centenery of the Great War that began in August 1914, and all hostilities ceasing with the signing of the Armistice on the 11th of November 1918, i find it fitting on this site  to include men who were either born in Loveclough,Dunnockshaw,and Clowbridge,  or just lived there at the time of the Great War,and served  their Country.  Being barely a mile from each other some of the people of each village, will have attended Providence, either the Chapel, Sunday School, Weddings, Christenings, Funerals, or all of these. I have started to compile a list via different sources and will add to it as i progress.Some worked in the Printworks at Loveclough, and others at the local Mills, and will include this in their listing, most were near neighbours, and some were now living in Burnley. The names given are taken from ancestry website and the Rossendale list, from the Library at Rawtenstall,Soldiers died in the Great War Database, and of course the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website. In the case of soldiers killed in action, i will include the relavant date of entry in the Rossendale Free Press issue of the time, these can be read on microfilm in Rawtenstall Library. Also if a picture is obtainable i will include that also.

 The Roll

1st John Ashworth. John was in the Royal Army Medical Corps No29724. Born in Loveclough he enlisted at Rawtenstall and served in what is now Iraq. John was  with the River Sick Convoy Unit and died whilst out there on the 6th of February 1918, he is commemorated at the Amara War Cemetery Iraq.

2nd John Ashworth.He Enlisted at Rawtenstall and Mobilised at Stockport, on the 8th of November 1916 into the 2nd/ 6th Battalion the Cheshire Regiment.  He lived at 1151 Broading Loveclough. John’s occupation was a weaver, and he was 22 years of age on enlistment. In 1917, he was with the 15th Essex regiment, then on the 1st of Feb 1918 john is  back to the Cheshires  with the 4th Reserve battalion. 7th of May  he is over to France to join in the Field  the 2/8th Worcesters with whom he was  Demobbed 1918.

Thomas Henry Bird. Lived 995 Burnley Road served with the South Lancashire Regiment

W O Bird. Enlisted at Accrington  into the East Lancashire Regiment, a married man living at 7 Commercial Buildings Loveclough. Initially stationed at Salisbury Wiltshire.

John William Dowsing. Lived 1370 Providence Terrace, served in the Royal Regiment of Artillery,Anti Aircraft Gunner, Occupation  Printworks Labourer, married Rachel Nuttall at Providence Chapel in 1912.

John Osborne Green.Lived at 1200 Burnley Road Loveclough, also Printworks Labourer, served with the Army Service Corps as a Motor Transport Driver.

Robert Henry Howarth. Lived at 1296Burnley Road Loveclough served in Mesoptamia (Iraq) with the Royal Regiment of Artillery, Occupation Weaver.

James Hall, 997 Burnley Road Loveclough, served with 48thTraining Reserve.

Thomas Higham. Lived 1033 Burnley Road Loveclough,served with Army Service Corps, Occupation Colurist, probably at Printworks, enlisted at Rawtenstall.

Walter Medlock. Born in Loveclough,one of ten children  pre war he worked at Loveclough Printworks, Joined the East Lancashire A S C No T4/244872 in 1912 , Saddler Sergeant, later saddler Sergeant Major with the Army Service Corps, lived in Crawshawbooth. Walter went overseas first to Egypt (th Sept 1914, then to France where he was wounded in 1917.He was on his way home on leave when the ship he was on the troopship Minnewasaka  was torpedoed 29/11/1916, he survived arriving at Marsailles on the 12th of Dec 1916. Walter was demobilised 1st Aug 1919.

Tomlinson Sutcliffe, born Loveclough. Joined Accrington Pals 11th East Lancashire Regiment but finished up in the Labour Corps Occupation was a Weaver, he died in 1924 and lived in Godiva Street Burnley.

Joseph Albert Metcalfe. Served with East Lancashire Regiment Supply Column.

Davies Newby. Lived at Heightside Farm Loveclough, served with the Royal Engineers, enlisted Rawtenstall on the 2nd of November 1916.

James Oddie.Lived 1374 Burnley Road Loveclough, son of Joseph and Anne Oddie , and husband of Elizabeth Oddie.James served with the 1/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, No 202826. He enlisted 9th of December 1915, and was sadly killed in action on the 9th of April 1918,aged 23 years, James lies in Vielle Chapelle New Military Cemetery Lacouture France. Incidentally both James and William Heaney, (see further down this page), were killed on the same day serving with the same Battalion and lie in the same Cemetery.

Richard Henry Trickett. Lived 1310 Burnley Road loveclough, Husband of Mary Alice Trickett, he was a Cotton weaver/overlooker at Landlesses Mill Clowbridge, served with the Royal Regiment of Artillery.

Felix Payne.Born Loveclough, lived at Rings row At the edge of Loveclough, a weaver in civilian life he was the second of of Edward and Sarah Payne to lose his life in the war. Served with 1st Battalion East Lancashire Regiment no 26561, died of wounds received 1st of September 1916. Enlisted Rawtenstall. Felix was 24 years of ageand was one of five children and is Buried in Duisans British cemetery Etrun. France

Milton Trippier. Husband of Annie Trippier, lived at 1164 Burnley Road Loveclough, born Crawshawbooth, served with the 290th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery killed in action 12th of June 1917 when he was struck by a shell fragment from a German Shell, he had only been at the front four or five weeks. Milton worked at Sunnyside Print Works Crawshawbooth as a wooden box maker, and was also connected with Goodshaw Parish Church, he left a wife and two children. He now rests in Vlamertinge Military Cemetery Belgium.

Frederick George Young. Born Chatteris Cambridgeshire, lived Loveclough,died of wounds received whilst  serving with the Royal Garrison Artillery, attached to th 17th Trench Mortar Battery, Frederick died on the second day of the Battle of the Somme, from  wounds received, probably wounded  on the 1st. He enlisted into the Royal Garrison Artillery at Rawtenstall in November 1914, and had been at the front since July 1915. He was 28 years of age and now lies in Ovillers Military Cemetery near the town of  Albert on the Somme. A Lieut Griffiths wrote to his sister Jane Bird of Commercial Street Loveclough saying that “He died very peacefully of wounds received in action on July 2nd” and that “He was a good soldier-quiet and conscientious-and he will be missed by every one of them. His sergeant also wrote a letter of condolence remarking that “Pte Young was a good comrade, cheery and cool in the most trying circumstances.        The deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs Bird and Family.

David Young. Was the younger brother of Frederick George (see above) he enlisted at Accrington into the famous 11th East Lancashire Regiment(the Accrington Pals) David was killed in action on the 21st of June 1916, a week before the attack on Serre by the pals battalions, which took place on the 1st of July 1916.Lived with his married sister Jane,Commercial Street Loveclough. He is buried at Bertrancourt Military Cemetery along with other “Pals” who died in the week before the Big Offensive on the 1st of July.

William Heaney. Or Heeney  as the Family name is on the1911 Census, was born in Lawrence Massechusets U.S.A. and lived at 8 cotton row Clowbridge . He served with both the South Lancashire Regiment and then the 1/4th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, it was whilst serving  with  the latter, that he was killed  in action on the 9th of April 1918 at Givenchy Northern France, he was only 19 years of age and had served just seven months in France. Prior to enlisting he was employed at Clowbridge Mills. William is buried in Vielle Chappelle New Military Cemetery France.

Thomas Heeney. Thomas was brother to both Edward and William, originally all three brothers who were all born in the U S A lived at 8 Cotton row Clowbridge but later Thomas and Edward gave their address on enlistment as  No 3 the Fold Loveclough. Thomas enlisted into the Royal field Artillery at Rawtenstall . In civilian life he was a cotton cloth Looker, probably at Landlesses Clowbridge.

Edward Heeney. Was one of three soldier sons to Edward Senior and Mary and was the eldest of the three brothers living at 3 the Fold Loveclough. He enlisted at Rawtenstall aged 24years,  into the Petrol Section, Army Service Corps Motor Transport, he Attested into the 52nd Coy  NoM2 1327, on the 9th of October 1915 at Grove Park London, the big Army training depot for Army transport drivers. Already being a driver in Civilian life Edward would have been ahead of most at the depot. Edward went abroad  to France on the 24th of November 1915, he served there until moving to Ireland Randallstown on the 22nd July 1918,he had been hospitalised with influenza in the summer of 1918,and was discharged on the 12th of December 1918.

John Spencer. Lance Corporal with the 1st 7th Duke of Wellington West  Riding Regiment, killed in action 21st july 1917. Only son of Councillor and Mrs  T.R.Spencer of Windsor Villas Loveclough. Worked as a colour mixer for Messrs Astbury and Pickford, Delph village near Oldham. John rests in Rue David Military Cemetery Fleurbaix France.

 James Pickup.  James was born at Clowbridge, one of six children,parents being John and Margaret, he enlisted at Preston,and  he served with the 2nd Battalion Princess Victoria’s Royal Irish Rifles,and died of wounds in Egypt on the 7th of November 1917 .His occupation 1911 Census is Cotton weaver. Later lived Valley Street Burnley. James is buried in Gaza War Cemetery.

Charles E Whittaker.Son of Mr an Mrs W.T.Whittaker of Rough Lee Dunnockshaw, served with Coldstream Guards and was slightly wounded at Ginchy Northern France in a famous attack by the Coldstreams in September 1916. Before the war he was employed at Clowbridge Mill, and was a student at Burnley Technical School in the textile department.

Arthur Albert Omerod. Born Clowbridge, enlisted into 2nd East Lancashire Regiment and Killed in action 18th of January 1915. 1911 Census has him living in Church near Accrington,his Occupation Fire Beater (Stoker on Boiler).Later lived Henry Street Burnley. Buried Caberet Rouge Cemetery Souchez France.

Dennis Riley. Lived at No 13 Rough Lee Terrace Dunnockshaw, later moving to  No 24 Clowbridge , son of Benjamin and Alice Riley, killed in action 8th of August 1917 serving with the 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, also a weaver he was 29 years of age. He is remembered on Panel 23 on the Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.

Robert Henry Fenn.  Robert served with the 11th Battalion Essex Regiment, and was killed in action aged 34 on the21st of March 1918(German Spring Offensive). On enlistment he lived with his parents Robert and Mary Ann Fenn on Waterloo Road Burnley, later moving to Dunnockshaw Farm Clowbridge,with his wife was Nellie Fenn, nee Riley. Roberts Occupation  was a Cotton Weaver, his brother Alfred died a prisoner of war, Alfred served with the Grenadier Guards. Robert Henry is remembered on Bay 7 of the Arras Memorial France.

Allen Rigg.  Allen was born in Rawtenstall, and served firstly with the 14th Hussars, killed in action with the 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment aged 29 years.  He was the husband of Grace Alice Rigg, 33 Springfield View Clowbridge, and his Occupation was Felt Warehouseman. Remembered on the “Addenda” Panel 57 to 60 on the Menin Gate Memorial Belgium.

James (John) Henry Kelly.  Was the Husband of Jane Kelly of the Bridge Inn Clowbridge, he served with the 6th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, died of wounds received on the 13th of April 1916, in Iraq. Buried Amara War Cemetery Iraq.

 James Gray     James enlisted into the R.A.M.C. at Manchester and went to the Dardenelles ( Gallipoli) he lived at 1304 Burnley Road Loveclough.

John Robert Nuttall.  John was married to Betsy Nuttall and they lived at 12 Prospect Terrace Loveclough. He enlisted into the Army Service Corps Number T/425017, in civilian life he was a cotton weaver. Originally served as 351313 16th Argyl and Sutherland Highlanders. He was aged 34 years .

Burton Riley.Burton Riley lived on Dunnockshaw Farm  Clowbridge, his parents were James Henry,and  Dinah Riley. He was one of eight children and in 1911, at the age of 13 years, he was already working on the farm. He enlisted  on the 2nd of March 1916 aged 19 years as  Number 165134  of the 375 Siege Battery Royal Artillery as a Gunner.   He was wounded in action being admitted to the 2nd General Hospital Wimereux France on the 7th November 1917 with an Arial  bomb wound to his right thigh. He received a pension on discharge from the Army. He served in France from the 26th of October 1917 to the 15th of November 1917 when he was injured and sent home to Engand. He was finally discharged on the 19th of October 1918.

George Greaves. George was the son of Marshall and Betsy Ann Greaves, He was employed prior to enlisting at Loveclough Printworks, his parents living at Swinshaw Cottages before moving to St Annes. George became  Pte 41045 George Greaves, 2nd/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers, joining up on the 9th of December 1916 and going out to the front in June 1917. He was killed in action in the attack on the 9th of October 1917 towards Passchendele in Belgium, having been listed as missing presumed dead his name is recorded on the panels at Tyne Cot Military Cemetery Belgium.George also worked prior to enlisting at Longholme Felt works and was connected with Rehoboth Baptist Chapel.

Thomas Haley.  Thomas was Pte T Haley No 6815 of the 7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, he had only been out 2months when he was killed in action on the 17th of September 1915, having no known grave, he is remembered on the Le Touret Memorial, Northern France. Born in Stacksteads near Bacup, thomas settled at 1151 Broad Ing and his children were born in Loveclough and Clowbridge, married to Annie,Thomas had five children and was employed as an outdoor labourer.(1911 census has him as John Thomas Haley born Loveclough, one of six children living at 1151 Broading aged 15 ,so 19 years old  when killed.

John Cockshutt.  Pte 29046 John Cockshutt was born in Great Harwood but lived  at Providence Terrace Loveclough in civilian life he was a quarryman at Ramsbottom.  He enlisted at Rawtenstall into the 8th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment and was killed in action on the 23rd of April 1917 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial northern France, John has no known grave.

Thomas Dean. Thomas Dean was born in 1877 at Dunnockshaw to parents David and Elizabeth (neeChadwick) Dean. His Brother was Charles Edward Dean who ran in later years Loveclough Co-Op. His father and brother david were both Butchers but Thomas opted for a career in weaving. His service in the First World War saw him in the Army Vetinary Corps serving at the 5th Vetinary Hospital as Pte S E 29133 Thomas Dean, incidentally the S E prefix,(Special Enlistment)  to his number indicates he was mainly looking after Horses. He Married Margaret and moved to Burnley living on Anthony Street, later and on his death he was at 17 Renshaw Street. Thomas died in 1946 aged 69 years and is buried in Providence Chapel Graveyard.

John Knowles. John was another Loveclough Printworks Employee, and died from his wounds in a Military Hospital. John  lived with his parents Mr and Mrs Sephen Knowles  at Rings Row, just on the edge of Loveclough toward Crawshawbooth and was connected with Rehoboth Chapel. He served with the 8th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment, wounded in action he died in the Military Hospital at Etaples, near Bolougne and is buried in the Military Cemetery there, he was aged 30 years and unmarried. Incidentally Pte AlfredAshworth was wounded at the same time as John.

Richard Hargreaves.  Parents lived at Swinshaw Gardens Loveclough, his father was a farmer. He was serving with a Labour Battalion attached to the Cheshire Regiment when a long range shell struck his party of workers on the  19th of June 1917. His Captain reports in a letter home, “He was working on a Railway a few miles behind the Front when a long distance shell fell amongst a group of my men. I can truly say he will be greatly missed. The Officers  N C O’s and men join with me in expressing my deepest sympathy in your great loss” R.L. Roberts Captain Labour Corps.     Richard, No 38541, joined the 22nd Cheshire Labour  Battalion in July 1916 and went to France in December the same year.  Prior to joining he was employed as a weaver at Reedsholme Mill Rawtenstall and connected with Sunnyside Baptists Sunday School. He is Buried in Poperinghe New Military Cemetery  8 miles west of Ypres, he was 25 years of age.

Ernest Jackson. Joined  East Lancashire Regiment at Rawtenstall , lived at 1220 Burnley Road Loveclough, staioned at Plymouth.

Walter Jackson. Also 1220 Burnley Road Loveclough , was single at enlistment, enlisted Rawtenstall into the East Lancashire Regiment, served Dardenelles (Gallipoli).

Ernest Blackburn.   Lived at 1031 Burnley Road Loveclough, single , enlisted at Manchester into the Royal Army Medical Corps, served in France.

James Halsall. A Married Man, lived 17 Back Union Row, Loveclough, enlisted Rawtenstall into East Lancashire Regiment, wounded Dardenelles(Gallipoli).

Frank Green.  Of 1969  Underwood Terrace Loveclough, single at time of enlistment at Rawtenstall into the Royal Army Medical Corps, in  1915 he was stationed in Egypt.

Joseph Knott. Of 21 Back Union Row,enlisted Rawtenstall into the East Lancashire Machine Gun Section, he was a married man and served in the Dardenelles,( Gallipoli).

Edward Carr. Lived at 8 Loveclough Fold, he was married and enlisted at Rawtenstall into the East Lancashire Regiment and served in Farance.

P R Birtwistle. Lived on Commercial Street Loveclough,was married and enlisted into the East Lancashire Regiment at Rawtenstall, also served in France.

Fred Nuttall.  Fred Son of Sarah Nuttall lived at 3 Springfield View Clowbridge a weaver in civilian life he  enlisted aged 21 years and 5 months at Rawtenstall, on the 28th of February 1916. On the 3rd of March he was appointed to the Gordon Highlanders.   He went overseas on the 5th of july 1916 and was wounded, gun shot wound to hand, on the 22nd August 1917. Fred was medically discharged 5th of April 1918.

Fred Proctor. Son of Sarah Hannah Proctor of 18 Clowbridge,enlisted at Rawtenstall on the 11th of December 1915 and  by June 1916 he was No 34561  17th “Bantam” Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers.  (Bantam Regiments were formed using under regulation height men, Fred being 5 foot and 1/4 inches tall.

John Willie Taylor. Also enlisted on the 11th of December 1915  and joined the Border Regiment No 25459, at Preston on the 18th of June 1916 aged 28 years 8 months. John had married Sarah Ellen Taylor (Nee Maden), at the Baptist Church Clowbridge , on the 21st of June 1913, and they lived at No 78 Clowbridge later 10 Cotton Row Clowbridge .  Transferred to the 2nd Garrison Battalion John was discharged on the 15th of September 1916. Johns occupation was also that of a weaver.

Henry Dowsing. Was aged 38 years and nine months when he enlisted into the Royal Engineers 426th West Lancs Field Company as Sapper 242967. His Occupation was Foreman on a Stone Crushing Machine. He married  Floence Dowsing (Nee Hargreaves on the 13th of August 1904 at Loveclough i presume Providence Chapel).  They had four children , Annie Harry Cecilia and Joseph. Later their address on Henry’s discharge would be 1364 Providence Terrace, Henry was discharged on the 8th of Feb 1918.

Frank Farnworth. Son of  local grocer George,and his wife  Betsy Farnworth,  Frank was an assistant Grocer in 1911, but  gave his profession as an  acccountant, aged 26 years old , when he   joined the 3rd reserve Battalion East Lancashire Regiment No23344  at Burnley on  the 22nd of February 1916.Frank lived at 30 Clowbridge, and his sister Annie lived at the Post Office Clowbridge. He was home on the 22nd of September to the 29th of September 1916 whence he left for Salonika, now serving with the 9th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Frank  contracted Malaria and was shipped home, first to St Mary’s Hospital (Later Calderstones ) Whalley, then to Belmont Road Auxilliary Hospital  Liverpool to convalesce ,being finally discharged after the Armistice on the 6th of April 1919.

Edwin Fort. Lived at Higher Nutshaw Farm Clowbridge when he enlisted at Rawtenstall  into the Royal Artillery No 115911, on the 21st of December 1915 aged 20, single, and his occupation was Greengrocer. He passed as a Gunner  with No3 Battery firing 13 pounder guns in Anti Aircraft roll. Stationed on Home service from enlistment to the 22nd of June 17, he leaves for France with the  Anti Aircraft Battery landing at Le Havre on the 23rd june 1917. Edwin Survived the War and was discharged to reserve on the 21st of Feb 1919.

Rapha Hart. Rapha was aged 39 years and 10 months when he enlisted into the 66th Field Coy,Army Service Corps, he lived at No 7 Burnley Road Clowbridge and his Occupation given was Cotton Weaver.He Married Maria Liversey  on the 23rd of August  1902, at Clowbridge Baptist Chapel,and they later had four children. Signing on for the duration of the war on the 11th of December 1915 he became a driver (Motor Transport) No T4/234066.  Being Mobilised at Woolwich on the 7th of Sept 1916, a spell at Blackpool then Hospital at Wesham to be treated for Lumbago in 1917.  8th of March 1918 finds Rapha at Southampton then travelling on the SS Kaiser I Hind, ( a troop ship with a charmed life, being fired at with torpedos 5 times managed to evade them all), he went via  Cherbourg Taranto(greek port) and disembarked at Alexandria   on the 3rd of April 1918.  Two spells in Hospital at Gaza and Alexandria finally discharged 21st May 1919.

Thomas Haworth. Son of John and Agnes and one of six children,enlisted into the Royal Artillery as No 160187,  in September 1916 aged 18 years, joining at Preston.  he lived at 92 Burnley Road Clowbridge and was also a weaver. Passed as a Signaller 1st Class later to become a Gunner with the Artillery, he saw action in both France and Italy 24 of October 1918 until 29th April 1919 Thomas was also in Alexandria in 1920. He was  wounded and admitted Rouen Hospital 16/4/18  with shell wound to his  thigh, in june 1917 and had  also earlier suffered leg contusion(strain) when getting the guns into action. After a Busy War Service he was Discharged in May 1920.

Joseph Heap. Lived at 3 Bank view Clowbridge, a carter by Proffesion had a colourful carrer with the British Army including being  sentenced to 5 years penal servitude for falling asleep as sentry guarding the trenches in 1917, this was later commuted to 2 years imprisonment. He enlisted on December 29th 1914 and went out to Egypt with the 1st 5th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment No 241173, after his spell in prison he rejoined in October 1918 and suffered a gunshot wound to his left forearm, awound that would discharge him from the army, but not before he had run up a string of Offences around Christmas time when he was at the Military Hospital of St Marys, WhalleyDischarged 9th of May 1919, he enlisted again in 1920 but didn’t stay in more than a year. Quite a Character!!

Riley Nuttall. Lived At 22 Cotton Row Clowbridge, he was also a weaver aged 36 years on enlistment in 1916. He married Martha Jane Maden in February 1907,by 1910 they had one child, a boy Maurice born in 1914 . He enlisted No34287 fist 3rd reserve East Lancashire Regiment, then 6th Battalion east Lancashire regiment serving in Basra(Iraq) on the 26th of December 1916. He went out with the Indian expeditionary force 26th Dec1916 to the20th August 1917, then with the Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force 21st Aug 1917 until  8th of March 1919. He was home on the 9th of March to 17 of May1919 when he was Demobilised and left the Army.

Eli Oldfield. An 18 year old Cotton weaver he was another Clowbridge resident enlisting on the 11th of December 1915 . He lived at 52 Burnley Road Clowbridge with his aunt and uncle, he must have been orphaned because earlier in his life he lived at Tor top farm with another aunt and uncle. He served with the 4th Battalion east Lancashire Regiment No 202143 and during the German Spring Offensive on the 21st of march 1918 Eli was reported as “Missing”.   He later was reported as a Prisoner of War. He received a gunshot wound to the left leg and probably resulted in his capture. In civilian life Eli was employed at Landlesses  Mill at Clowbridge and this company offered him his old job back on his return from the war.

Norris Spencer. was a devotee and one of the most popular singers, albeit baritone, at Providence Chapel Loveclough. he served his country as all the Spencer brothers did.   Norris was 26 years old when he enlisted on the 16th of September 1916  into the Mechanical Transport Depot of the Army Service Corps, as a Motor Driver No 223727, and living at the time, at 84 Burnley Road Clowbridge. Norris passed his Learners test to drive on the 16th of December 1916 and served in England until the 10th of Feb. 1918 when he was sent to France aboard the King Edward disembarking at Le Havre on the 11th Feb 1918. After serving in France Norris was finally Demobilised on the 17th of Feb, 1919.

 Herbert James s Webster. Herbert  was an Engineers Labourer in civilian life, and lived at 1212 Burnley Road Loveclough upon enlisting as lots of others did on the 11th of December 1915. Herbert Had served 7 years previously with the Coulours, in the Royal West Kent Regiment, aged 35 years he was no youngster off to war. He served in India, and  at the Famous Kut el Amara with the 6th East Lancashire RegimentNo 37220 at Mesopotamia , shipped home sick and  discharged due to sickness 25th of May 1918.

Henry Hollin. Enlisted at Rawtenstall, on the 1st of march 1916, aged 36 years and 10 months into the South Lancashire Regiment No 3725. His address given was 12 92 Ivy Cottage Loveclough and he was a weaver in civilian life. Henry’s next of kin was given as his Mother Mary Jane. Initially in the 10th Battalion South Lancs he was posted to 2/2nd Monmouths on the 1st May 1916 only to be discharged  14th of August 1916.

Hartley Shingles. Son of Charles and Sara, lived at No 1169 Albion Terrace Loveclough with his wife Sarah Alice(nee Hoyle) who he Married at Providence Chapel, on 5th of November 1907, and one child born july 1916. his occupation was a cotton weaver. He enlisted into the Royal ArtilleryNo 164929,  in that great rush of enlistment at Rawtenstall  of 11/12th December 1915, and  mobilised at Bulford Camp on the 13th December 1915. He Joined as a Gunner on the 18th of August 1916, only to be discharged on the 22nd of September1916 as being Medically unfit, and transferred to a reserve unit. Hartley also was employed at Landless’s Mill Clowbridge. Deaf in one ear in need of spectacles for vision and slight varicose veins must have been enough for the Medical Board to discharge him.

Edward Fleming Wells. Originally born at New Mills Derbyshire, Edward lived with his mother at 1041 View Fair Loveclough. He enlisted aged 18 into the 2/4th East Lancashire Regiment No 5000, on the 8th of Feb 1916 at Rawtenstall.  Mobilised on the 12th of May 1916, he appeared before a medical board and it was discovered he had a Heart condition problematic enough for him to be medically discharged under Kings Regulations  on the 6th of September 1916.

Robert P Green. Robert lived at 1312 Ivy Terrace loveclough when he enlisted into the South Wales Borderers at Rawtenstall, initially stationed at Liverpool.

George Cookson. George lived at Providence Terrace Loveclough, a single man he enlisted into the East Lancashire Regiment at Burnley and was stationed for a while at Salisbury Wiltshire.


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