Roll of Honour

 

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There was no shortage of volunteers for the front from the cotton workers of Lancashire in the First World War. Almost one third of all enlisted men were from the cotton industry. Despite this the mills continued to run throughout the war and profits reached record levels. Women replaced men in spinning and weaving and exemptions from military service were obtained for overlookers and married spinners and piecers.
 
During the Second World War a Cotton Controller was appointed by the Ministry of Supply to regulate the industry and ensure that supplies were maintained. Mills providing cloth for military purposes had a prior claim on supplies of raw cotton. Labour shortages were made up by employing married women and retired men on a part-time and evening basis.
 
Rolls of Honour are generally records of servicemen and women and in many cases, civilians who have died as a result of conflicts throughout the World. They can be produced by a variety of organisations both military and non-military to honour their members who died in Wars or in the line of duty.
 
Apart from the military aspect, rolls of honour can also be lists of names of academics, sports people, civic dignitaries and others who have achieved greatness in their profession or held office within an organisation.
 
Blackburn and Darwen rolls of honour are listed here. It is hoped that the digitised information contained on these pages will be expanded and added to in coming years from the Blackburn and Darwen archives.
The Darwen News for August 14th 1920 gives a full list of Darwen prisoners of war.
 

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Darwen Roll of Honour World War I & II

 

 

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The World War II Roll of Honour for Darwen is an ongoing work and will eventually be published here when it is completed.

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Darwen Roll of Honour World War I

 

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Darwen Roll of Honour World War I A to D

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ADAMS Lewis
Rank: Corporal (or Lance Corporal). Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Notes : killed in action in the Dardanelles. Source : Darwen Advertiser 3rd September 1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
AINSWORTH Albert Edward
Rank: Private 17233. Regiment: 1 st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died : Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: of 34 Longton Street, Darwen.
 
AINSWORTH Arnold
Rank: Corporal 3328. Regiment: 46th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Died: Friday 15th September 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C. Notes : 40 years old; brother of Herbert Ainsworth; son of John and Sarah Ann Ainsworth, late of Darwen; husband of Ada Ainsworth, 129 St.Heliers Road, South Shore, Blackpool; Darwen Advertiser, 29.9.1916, gives his address as 201 Bolton Road, Darwen.
 
AINSWORTH Arthur
Rank: Private 2660. Regiment: "F" Coy., 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 11th August 1915 from wounds received in the Dardanelles. Cemetery: Lancashire Landing Cemetery, 1 km west of Sedd el Bahr, overlooking "W" Beach, Turkey. Grave ref : G.48. Notes: 18 years old, of Astley Bank Lodge, Darwen.
 
AINSWORTH Henry ("Harry")
Rank: Private 12195. Regiment: 1 st Bn, Coldstream Guards. Died: Sunday 17th October 1915; killed in action at the Dardanelles. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 7 and 8. Notes: 21 years old.
 
AINSWORTH Herbert
Rank : Private B/19444. Regiment : 26th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Died: Wednesday 4th October 1916. Cemetery: A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Grave ref : VIII. G. I. Notes : brother of Arnold Ainsworth.
 
AIREY William
Rank: Private 1584. Regiment: 1 st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 10th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117.
 
ALMOND Frank
Rank : Private 17172. Regiment: 2nd Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died: Thursday 20th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 4 A. Notes: of 129 Beatrice Terrace, Darwen.
 
ALMOND William
Rank: Private 3983. Regiment : 1 st Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Saturday 10th June 1916. Cemetery: Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : II. D. 7. Notes: 23 years old; son of Henry and Annie Almond, of Darwen.
 
ALSTON James H
Rank: Private 13636. Regiment: 9th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 19th January 1916. Cemetery: Gunners Farm Military Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave ref : J. 8. Notes: husband of Mrs M.A.Alston, 1 Holden Fold, Darwen.
 
ALSTON Roland
Rank: Sergeant. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 9th August 1915; killed in action at the Dardanelles. Notes: 22 years old; of 15 Railway Road, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser 3rd September 1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
ARCHER Arthur
Rank: Private 9560. Regiment: 2nd Bn, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 24th November 1915 from wounds received in action in France. Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : I.H.28. Notes : Darwen Advertiser, 17th December 1915, gives his date of death as Wednesday 1st December 1915 but the above date (24/11/1915) is taken from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website; father killed earlier in the war (from the same regiment) - see below.
 
ARCHER Joseph
Rank: Private 15073 Regiment: 7th Bn, South Staffordshire Regiment. Died: Monday 9th August 1915 Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey Panel : 134 to 136 Notes : this is the only other Archer listed from the South Staffordshire Regiment listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission for 1914 and 1915 so is more than likely father of Arthur Archer (see above).
 
ARDIS Joseph
Rank: Corporal 1233. Regiment: 1 st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 4th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: 25 years old; of 135 Olive Lane, Darwen.
 
ARMSTRONG Harold Norman
Rank: Private 21859. Regiment: 1 st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died : Friday 4th August 1916. Cemetery: Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref:11. F. 30. Notes: 20 years old; son of W.E. and Z.Armstrong.
 
ARMSTRONG Robert
Rank : Private Notes: of 19 Malta Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 15 R. Armstrong's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
ASHTON Edward Deakin
Rank: Second Lieutenant. Regiment: 9th, attd., 19th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Cemetery: Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave ref : F. 38. Notes : 27 years old; only son of Henry and Louisa Ashton, "Ellerslie", Darwen.
 
ASPDEN G W S
Rank: Private. Notes: of 8 Willie Street, Darwen (now Balmoral Road). Source : listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
ASPDEN William
Rank: Private 21641. Regiment : 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 7th September 1916. Cemetery: Rifle House Cemetery, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave ref : II. A. 3. Notes : 24 years old; of 8 Alma Street, Darwen.
 
ASPDEN William
Rank: Private 14676. Regiment: 7th Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915; killed in action in France. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 53 to 56. Notes : 24 years old; of 2 Stork Street, Darwen.
 
ASPDEN William
Rank: Sergeant 1157. Regiment: 1 st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 5th December 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117.
 
ASTBURY William Thomas
Rank: Private 23447. Regiment: 14th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Thursday 14th September 1916. Memorial: Doiran Memorial, Greece. Panel number: none given. Notes : husband of Hannah Winder (formerly Astbury), 21 Garden Village, Darwen (the Darwen Advertiser, 6.10.1916, gives his address as formerly of 146 Lomax Street, Darwen, wife and child now live at 32 Olive Lane).
 
BAILEY Cecil
Rank: Gunner L/9025. Regiment: "C" Bty. 148th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died: Tuesday 17th October 1916. Cemetery: Dartmoor Cemetery, Becordel-Becourt, Somme, France. Grave ref : II. D. 75. Notes : 18 years old; son of Cecil and Mary Hannah Bailey, 25 Perry Street, Darwen; the Darwen Advertiser, 3.11.1916, and Darwen News, 4.1.1919, both give his rank as Signaller.
 
BALDWIN Thomas Frankland
Rank: Private 25075. Regiment: 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 18th November 1916. Cemetery: St.Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave ref : O. II. M. 10. Notes: 22 years old; son of Janet Baldwin and the late Thomas Baldwin, 4 Cross Street, Lower Darwen.
 
BALLANTINE George Newell
Rank: Private 1491. Regiment: 1 st/6th Bn, Manchester Regiment. Died: Saturday 7th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 158 to 170. Notes : 21 years old; of 9 Church Terrace, Darwen.
 
BANKS Albert
Rank: Private 28457. Regiment: 8th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.  Died: Age 35, killed in action in France 28th April 1917.  Remembered on the Arras Memorial, Arras, France.
 
BANKS Thomas
Rank: Private 16006. Regiment: 11th Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Died: Saturday 1st July 1916 Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Panel : Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C Notes : 21 years old; of 106 Watery Lane; both the Darwen Advertiser, 11.8.1916, and Darwen News, 4.1.1919, give his rank as Rifleman, whilst the Advertiser gives his regiment as the Rifle Bigade.
 
BARNES James
Rank: Private. Notes: of Lynwood Avenue, Darwen Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 40 J.Barnes on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
BARON John
Rank: Private 11876. Regiment : 6th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 29th October 1915 Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes : 21 years old; killed in action at 4.30pm, "buried at midnight in the cemetery in front of the firing line" (Darwen Advertiser 26.11.1915).
 
BARON Samuel
Rank: Corporal C/313. Regiment: 16th Bn., King's Royal Rifles. Died: Monday 6th November 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B. Notes: 21 years old; son of Mr. E.Baron, 507 Bolton Road, Darwen; the Darwen Advertiser, 17.11.1916, gives his rank as Acting Sergeant, whilst the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, give it as Sergeant.
 
BARTON Ferdinand
Rank: Private 13342. Regiment: 1 st Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Saturday 10th June 1916. Cemetery: Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : II. A. 19. Notes: 23 years old; son-in-law of Mr and Mrs T.Studholme, 472 Blackburn Road, Darwen.
 
BAYNE William George
Rank: Sergeant 62357. Regiment: Royal Engineers (Army Signal Coy). Died: Tuesday 25th July 1916. Cemetery: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave ref : VI. J. II. Notes : 34 years old.
 
BEAL William
Rank: Gunner L/9112. Regiment : "B" Bty. 150th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died: Tuesday 10th October 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A. Notes: 29 years old; son of Armand Livesley Beal and Ruth Beal; husband of Betsy Jane Beal, 21 Lloyd Street, Darwen.
 
BECKETT John
Rank: Private 2025. Regiment: 6th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 25th September 1916, of dysentery. Memorial: Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, nr Poona, India. Panel number : Face D Notes : 26 years old; son of Richard and Ellen Beckett; husband of Ellen Jones (formerly Beckett), 1 Mount Pleasant Street, Darwen (the Darwen Advertiser, 6.10.1916, gives his address as 6 Fowler Street, Darwen).
 
BECKETT Robert
Rank: Driver 57200. Regiment: 365th Bty, Royal Field Artillery. Died: Saturday 7th October 1916, of malaria fever. Cemetery: Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave ref : 532. Notes : son of Ellen Beckett, 34 Norris Street, Darwen, and the late Richard Beckett (the Darwen Advertiser, 20.10.1916, gives his address as 36 Norris Street).
 
BELL John
Rank: Private 18303. Regiment: 1 st Bn., Border Regiment. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel : Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C. Notes: of 27 Cup Lane, Darwen.
 
BELLAMY Harry
Rank: Private 19079. Regiment: 1 st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 18th November 1915; from gunshot wound received the previous day. Cemetery: Forceville Communal Cemetery and Extension, Forceville, Somme, France. Grave ref : Plot I. Row A. Grave 3. Notes: of 13 Gordon Street, Darwen.
 
BENNETT George
Rank: Darwen Advertiser, 24.11.1916, gives his rank as Private, whilst the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives it as Lance-Corporal. Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 1 st November 1916. Notes : 27 years old; of 55 Clarence Street, Darwen. Source: the above two newspapers (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
BENNETTS Nicholas B
Rank: Private. Notes : of 8 Perry Street, Darwen. Source : listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
BENTLEY Frederick
Rank: Stoker 1 st Class K/24268, HMS "Hampshire". Regiment: Royal Navy. Died: Monday 5th June 1916. Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Portsmouth, Hampshire. Panel number: 17. Notes: 35 years old; nephew of Mr C.Newsham, of Bridge Street, Darwen.
 
BENTLEY Harold
Rank: Private 1325. Regiment: 1 stAth Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 16th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117.
 
BENTLEY Holbein
Rank: Private 200093. Regiment 2/4th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment. Died 31.10.1918, St.Mary's Hospital, Roehampton, London. Buried Darwen Cemetery 5th November 1918. Section 2 278 No. 32099. Notes: 24 years old; husband of Florence Bentley, 19, Nugget Street, Oldham
 
BERRYMAN James
Rank: Private 20958. Regiment: 14th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment. Died: Thursday 8th June 1916. Cemetery: Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France. Grave ref : I. A. 13. Notes: 37 years old; of 29 Bedford Street, Darwen; son of Robert Berryman.

BETTINSON Reginald
Rank: Private. Regiment: 5th Bn, Royal Irish Regiment. Died: date not known; killed in action in Gallipoli. Notes: of Sandon Street, Darwen. Source : Darwen Advertiser 3rd September 1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
BIBBY Henry
Rank: Private 25007. Regiment: 11th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 17th November 1916. Cemetery: Couin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : VI. A. 11. Notes: 28 years old; son of Mrs H.J.Bibby, 91 Redearth Road, Darwen.
 
BIRMINGHAM Thomas
Rank: Private 6743. Regiment: 1 st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 14th November 1914. Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial (Becks Cemetery Extension), Comines-Warenton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel number: 5 and 6.
 
BLACKBURN Charles
Rank: Private 2822. Regiment: 1 st/5th Bn., Cheshire Regiment. Died: Saturday 1 st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 3 C and 3 A. Notes: of 49 Brighton Terrace, Darwen.
 
BLACKHURST Reginald
Rank: Private 2073. Regiment: lst/5th Bn, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died: Friday 16th April 1915. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 12.
 
BLEZZARD W
Rank: Gunner. Notes: of 2 Progress Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
BOARDMAN Walter
Rank: Private 22871. Regiment: 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 18th June 1916. Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel number: 19. Notes : of 29 Marsh House Lane, Darwen.
 
BOLANO
Notes : of 22 Florence Street, Darwen. Source : listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the dates 1914-1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
BONE Reginald
Rank: Private 579. Regiment: 5th Bn, Royal Irish Regiment. Died: Wednesday 17th March 1915. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : IV. 1884. Notes: 22 years old; of 14 Rosehill Street, Darwen; listed as R. I. Bone on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website but Reginald Bone in Darwen News 4th January 1919.
 
BOSWELL
Rank: Lance Corporal. Notes : of 14 Lawrence Street. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the dates 1914-1915 listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1915)
 
BOWES
Rank: Private. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the dates 1914-1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
BOXALL George Josiah
Rank: Private 24635. Regiment: 2nd Bn, South Wales Borderers. Died: Friday 17th September 1915. Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave ref : D.219. Notes: 38 years old; of 18 Woodland Place, Lower Darwen.
 
BRADLEY George
Rank: Private 138258. Regiment : 54th Bn., Canadian Infantry (British Columbia Regiment). Died: Saturday 18th November 1916. Memorial: Vimy Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: none given. Notes : 34 years old; son of the late Henry and Elizabeth Bradley; brother of Mrs. Langford, 21 Robert Street, Darwen.
 
BRADLEY John
Rank : Stoker 1st Class, SS/106337. Ship: HMS Queen, Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. Died: Saturday 9th October 1915. Cemetery: Taranto Town Cemetery Extension, Italy. Grave ref : IV H.4.
 
BRANNIGAN Owen
Rank: Private. Notes: of 13 Richard Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
BRENNAND James
Rank: Company-Sergeant-Major 8310. Regiment: 6th Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 53 to 56. Notes: 33 years old; formerly of Marsh Terrace, Darwen.
 
BRENNAN John
Rank: Private. Notes: of 7 Tower Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 25 J. Brennan's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
BRIGGS James
Rank: Private 9891. Regiment : 2nd Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 18th September 1916. Cemetery: Vermelles British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : V. C. 15. Notes: 27 years old; son of Mrs Briggs and the late John Briggs; brother of Miss A. Briggs, 21 Dean Street, Darwen.
 
BRIGGS Ralph
Rank: Private 17719. Regiment: 6th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 25th July 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 45 years old; husband of Lilian Briggs, 52 Sarah Street, Darwen.
 
BRIGGS Robert W
Rank: Sergeant 12319. Regiment: 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 14th November 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: 20 years old; of 10 St.Paul's Terrace, Hoddlesden; son of John Thomas and Alice Briggs, 17 Clifton Terrace, Hoddlesden.
 
BRIGGS William Thomas
Rank: Private 104174. Regiment: 19th Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps. Died: Wednesday 25th October 1916. Cemetery: Guillemont Road Cemetery, Guillemont, Somme, France. Grave ref : I. D. 9. Notes: 23 years old; son of Mr and Mrs Briggs, Ranken Arms, Hoddlesden.
 
BRIGHT W
Rank: Company Sergeant Major 6140. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 26th February 1915. Cemetery: Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, near Arras, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref: XXVI. A.9.
 
BROWN Harry
Rank: Driver T4/055970. Regiment: 194th Coy., Army Service Corps. Died: Monday 25th September 1916. Cemetery: Bronfay Farm Military Cemetery, Bray-sur-Somme, Somme, France. Grave ref: II. D. 15. Notes: brother of Mrs M. A.Cross; sister lives at Hall Moss Farm, Darwen.
BURKE Joseph
Rank: Private 18309. Regiment: 8th Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.  Died 21st March 1918. Remembered with honour Arras Memorial
 
BURKE Michael
Rank: Private. Notes: of 255 Blackburn Road, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves website).
 
BURNS James
Notes : "son of Mrs Burns, 23 Bright Street, of the Submarine Depot, died at Ainsworth Hospital on Saturday last", "Internment at Darwen Cemetery today" (Darwen Advertiser, 28.4.1919). Source: above newspaper (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
BURY Edwin
Rank: Rifleman Z/2084. Regiment: 8th Bn., Rifle Brigade. Died: Sunday 16th January 1916. Cemetery: Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref : I. F. 3.
 
BURY James
Rank: Private 25038. Regiment : 12th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 15th April 1916. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : IV. 1543.
 
BURY Thomas
Rank: Private 16200. Regiment: 9th Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died: Thursday 23rd September 1915. Cemetery: Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas des Calais, France. Grave ref : H.19. Notes: 34 years old; of 16 Dandy Row, Darwen.
 
BURY T H
Rank: Private 27050. Regiment: 20th Bn., Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died: Monday 21st August 1916. Cemetery: Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave ref : VII. D. 21. Notes: of 74 Vernon Street, Darwen.
 
BUTCHER John
Rank: Private. Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment. Notes: 27 years old; of Dove Lane, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 6th October 1916 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
BUTTERWORTH Randolph Churchill
Rank: Lance Corporal 14770. Regiment: 7th Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 53 to 56. Notes: 29 years old; of 58 Olive Lane, Darwen.
 
CANNON Edward
Rank: Private 10556. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 12th March 1915. Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, Pas des Calais, France. Panel number: 18.
 
CANOVAN Gabriel
Rank: Private. Regiment : 3rd Hussars, attached to the Royal Fusiliers. Died: Friday 29th October 1915 from wounds received in France. Notes: of Top Row, Waterside. Source : Darwen Advertiser 12th November 1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
CANOVAN Henry
Rank: Private. Regiment: 8th Bn, Royal Fusiliers. Died: Wednesday 20th October 1915. Notes: of 7 Waterside Terrace, Waterside. Source: Darwen Advertiser 12th May 1916 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
CARLISLE J. E. G.
Rank: Captain. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed in Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
CAWSON William Thomas
Rank: Private 3534. Regiment: 1/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: of 22 Hollins Row, Darwen.
 
CHAMBERS Charles 
Rank: Private 5917. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 12th March 1915. Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, Pas des Calais, France. Panel number: 18
 
CHAPPELL James
Rank: Sergeant 15643. Regiment: 1 st Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers. Died: Friday 14th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 3 C. Notes : 23 years old; son of Hannah Chappell, 63 Hindle Street, Darwen, and the late George Chappell.
 
CHEW William
Rank: Private 3416. Regiment: lst/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Monday 9th August 1915; killed in action at the Dardanelles. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel ref : addenda panel. Notes : 23 years old.
 
CLARK
Rank: Lance Corporal. Notes: of 33 Ashton Street, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (many Clark's listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
CLARK John T
Rank: Private. Notes: of Brunswick Street, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (several John Clark's listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
CLARKS J. M.
Rank: Second Lt. Regiment: 1st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: killed in France on Satrurday 26th June 1915. Notes: of 6 Burgess Street, Darwen Source: Darwen Advertiser 9th July 1915 (appears not to be listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
COCKER M
Rank: Private. Notes: of  51 Argyle Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (there is only one M.Cocker listed for 1916 on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website but for the Middlesex Regiment so not sure if this is the correct one).
COCKSHOOT George
 Rank: Corporal 27222. 8th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment.  Notes: of 40 Harwood Street, Darwen: listed in the Darwen News,  3/10/1918. Awarded Military Medal 27th June 1918. Killed in action by sniper fire, 26th September 1918 at Ypres. Grave ref IV. B 28. Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery.
 
CONLONG Thomas
Rank: Private G/5524. Regiment: 6th Bn, Queen's Own (Royal West Kent Regiment). Died: Friday 8th October 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas des Calais, France. Panel number: 95 to 97. Notes : 25 years old.

CORNWALL John
Rank: Private 2653. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Monday 9th August 1915; killed in the Dardanelles Cemetery: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. Grave ref : XI. B.8. Notes: of 49 Maitland Street, Darwen.
 
COSTEKER John Henry Dires DSO
Rank: Bde. Major. Regiment: 88th Inf. Bde., 29th Division, Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Died: Sunday 25th April 1915. Cemetery: V Beach Cemetery, Turkey. Grave ref : F.10. Notes : 36 years old.
 
COUGHLIN Joseph
Rank: Private 12227. Regiment: 1st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 26th June 1915. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 34. Notes : 24 years old.
 
COTTON John
Rank: Second Lieutenant. Regiment: 150th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Cemetery: Dive Corpse British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : II. B. 24. Notes : 29 years old; son of Lawrence and Frances Eleanor Cotton, of Clayton Green, Chorley; husband of Margaret Cotton, "The Pines", Clayton Green; eldest brother of Mrs Parker, Cornfield Cliffe, Darwen.
 
COX Herbert
Rank: Corporal 9107. Regiment: 3rd Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915. Memorial: Thiepral Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 13A and 13B. Notes : 27 years old.
 
CRABTREE Fred Walmsley
Rank: Lieutenant. Regiment: 7th Bn, Yorkshire Regiment. Died: Sunday 15th August 1915. Cemetery: Voormezeele Enclose No. 3, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref : VIII B.5. Notes: 20 years old; grandson of the late Alderman John Walmsley.
 
CRANKSHAW Fred
Notes: Darwen Advertiser lists Fred Crankshaw as killed in action in France on the 8th August 1915, rank: Private, parents address as 1 Beckett Street, Darwen; however, a Trooper Frederick Crankshaw is listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website, died 11th August, parents address as Bispham, Blackpool. Same person.
 
CRAWSHAW James
Rank: Private 11737. Regiment: 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 18th April 1916. Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel number: 19.
 
CRAWSHAW  W
Rank: Private Notes: of 21 Elizabeth Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are two W. Crawshaw's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
CROOK Henry
Rank: Private 6284. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 14th March 1915. Cemetery: Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacouture, Pas des Calais, France. Grave ref : VII. B.2.
 
CUTHBERT A
Rank: Private 1856. Regiment: 1 st/4th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 4th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 21 years old; son of Thomas and Nancy Cuthbert, 2 Essex Street, Darwen.
 
CROMPTON Henry C
Rank: Lance Corporal G/3579. Regiment: 1 st Bn., The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment). Died: Friday 3rd November 1916. Cemetery: A.I.F. Burial Ground, Flers, Somme, France. Grave ref : II. M. 6. Notes: of 42 Exchange Street, Darwen.
 
CROMPTON John
Rank: Lance Corporal 14710. Regiment: 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 5th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: son of Mrs Crompton, 20 Browning Street, Hoddlesden; brother of Walter Crompton.
 
CROMPTON Walter
Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment. Notes: son of Mrs Crompton, 20 Browning Street, Hoddlesden; brother of John Crompton. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 11 th August 1916; two Walter Crompton's are given in this newspaper - they read as if two different Walter Crompton's.
 
CROMPTON Walter
Rank: Private. Notes : 18 years old; formerly of 4a Harwood Street, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 11th August 1916; two Walter Crompton's are given in this newspaper - they read as if two different Walter Crompton's.
 
CROOK J. T.
Rank: Gunner. Notes: of Duxbury Street, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
CROSS Thomas
Rank: Rifleman R/12545. Regiment: 2nd Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died: Sunday 14th May 1916. Cemetery: Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : V. C. 56. Notes : 21 years old; of 45 Radford Street, Darwen; son of Thomas and Mary Jane Cross, 595 Blackburn Road, Darwen.
 
DAVIDSON Ronald
Rank: Able-Seaman Z/6234. Regiment: Hawke Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Navy Volunteer Reserve. Died: Thursday 16th November 1916. Cemetery: Varennes Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref :1. C. 27. Notes: 19 years old; sister lives at 159 Duckworth Street, Darwen.
 
DAVIES W J
Rank: Private. Notes: of 18 Holden Fold, Darwen. Source : listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 11 W.J.Davies on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
DEAKIN P
Rank: Lance-Corporal 10710. Regiment: 1st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 2nd November 1914 in France. Cemetery: Lancashire Cottage Cemetery, Ploegsteert, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Grave ref : I. A. 2. Notes: Son of Mr J.Deakin, 12 Richard Street, Darwen.
 
DEAN T. H.
Rank: Private. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
DEMPSEY Thomas
Rank: Private. Notes: of 22 Robert Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
DENNEY Thomas Henry
Rank: Corporal 2871. Regiment : 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915; killed in action at the Dardanelles. Memorial: Helles Memorial; Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 23 years old; of 482 Bolton Road, Darwen; listed as Cpl. S. H. Denny in the Darwen Advertiser, 24th September 1915.
 
DEWHURST William
Rank: Private 6186. Regiment: 1 st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 13th May 1915. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 34.
 
DICKINSON John
Rank: Private 2552. Regiment: 4th East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 18th July 1915. Cemetery: St. Mary's Churchyard, Slaugham, Pease Pottage, Sussex.
 
DOCKERTY John
Rank: Private 20772. Regiment: 8th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 15th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: 38 years old.
 
DONE Alexander
Rank: Private 6573. Regiment: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 2nd December 1914, at Cambridge Hospital from wounds received in action. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery Grave ref: 11.90. Notes: Son of Joseph Henry Alexander and Sarah Done; husband of Sarah Done, 25 Lord Street, Darwen.
 
DONNELLY Thomas
Rank: Private 16586. Regiment: 9th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 21 st October 1916. Cemetery: Stump Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Grave ref : C. 3. Notes: brother of Mrs Sarah Jane McDermott, 60 Exchange Street, Darwen.

DOODY James
Rank: Private Igg/2. Regiment: 1st Bn, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 26th September 1915. Cemetery: Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery, Pas des Calais, France. Grave ref : I.B.28. Notes: 18 years old; of Cemetery Lodge, Darwen.
 
DOUGHERTY Bernard
Rank: Private 1351. Regiment: "D" Coy, 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 15th June 1915; died of wounds in hospital in Alexandria, Egypt. Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Alexandria, Egypt. Grave ref : M.67. Notes: of Union Street, Darwen; son of the late Patrick and Mary Dougherty, of Darwen.
 
DOUGHERTY Edward
Rank: Corporal. Notes : late of 1 Limes Avenue, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).

DOUGHERTY W
Rank: Private 1874. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 8th June 1915. Cemetery: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Grave ref : X.D. 17. Notes: of 17 Isherwood Street, Darwen.
 
DOWD John
Rank: Private 11389. Regiment: 2nd Bn, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died: Monday 17th May 1915. Cemetery: Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas des Calais, France. Grave ref : I.H. lA. Notes : 45 years old; of 17 Cavendish Street, Darwen.
 
DRAPER Frederick Oswald
Rank: Private 30469. Regiment: 4th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Friday 3rd March 1916. Cemetery: Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref: V. A. 63. Notes : 21 years old; son of William David and Alice Draper, of Darwen.
 
DUERDEN Christopher
Rank: Gunner 121524. Regiment: 40th Div. Ammunition Col., attd. 40th Trench Mortar Bty., Royal Field Artillery. Died: Sunday 8th October 1916. Cemetery: Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : I. H. 33. Notes: 23 years old; mother, Mrs Duerden, lives at 19 Ashton Street, Darwen.
 
DUERDEN John
Rank: Private 1800. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 5th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117.
 
DURKIN John
Rank: Private 343. Regiment: 1st Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Monday 27th November 1916 Cemetery: Guards' Cemetery, Lesboeufs, Somme, France Grave ref : IX. Q. 3. Notes: 28 years old; son of Catherine Smith (formerly Durkin), 15 Henry Street, Darwen and the late James Durkin.
 
DURKIN Vincent
Rank: Rifleman S/12937. Regiment: 9th Bn., Rifle Brigade. Died: Tuesday 8th February 1916 (the Darwen Advertiser, 25.2.1916, gives his date of death as 8th January 1916) . Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate), leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium Panel number: 46-48 and 50. Notes : 24 years old.
 
DUTTON .J
Rank: Private 19519. Regiment: 12th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. Died: Saturday 12th February 1916. Cemetery: Brewery Orchard Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Armentieres, Nord, France. Grave ref : IV. A. 6.
 
DUXBURY Lawrence
Rank: Private R/650 . Regiment: 11th Bn, King's Royal Rifles. Died 22nd September 1917.  Memorial: VII. C. 23. DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY     Notes:38 years old.  May have been killed at the Battle of Menin Road.
DUXBURY Thomas
Rank: Private 10051. Regiment: 2nd/4th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died: Saturday 24th June 1916. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : G. 401. Notes : "Died suddenly at Bedford whilst marching with his regiment"; the inquest returned a verdict of "death from heart failure" (Darwen Advertiser, 30.6.1916).
 
DWYER John
Rank: Private 8978. Regiment: 1st Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died: Saturday 1st May 1915; (Darwen Advertiser, 20th August 1915, gives his date of death as 18th May - 1st May is from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website). Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 185 to 190 Notes: of 6 Fowler Street, Darwen.
 

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EAST W F E
Rank: Lieutenant Regiment: 12th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment Died: Thursday 16th November 1916 Cemetery: Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France Grave ref : A. 19.
 
ECCLES Edgar Ethelbert
Rank: Rifleman 4779. Regiment: 1st/8th Bn., London Regiment (Post Office Rifles). Died: Saturday 7th October 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 9 C and 9 D. Notes : of Fallowfield, Manchester; formerly employed at the Darwen Post Office.
 
ECCLES Harry
Rank: Gunner L/9114. Regiment: "A" Bty. 150th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died: Thursday 28th September 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.
 
ECCLES John
Rank: Private 13239. Regiment: 11th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died: Tuesday 7th March 1916. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : B. 472. Notes: 41 years old.
 
ECCLES John
Rank: Private 3058. Regiment: 1 st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Helles Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: 24 years old; of 4 Princess Street, Darwen.
 
ECCLES John
Rank: Private. Notes: of 47 Barley Bank Street, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 8th October 1915.
 
ECCLES Ralph
Rank: Private 20000. Regiment: 1 st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Cemetery: Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Grave ref: 1. D. 68. Notes: 23 years old; son of Ralph and Betsy A.Eccles, 55 Warbreck Drive, North Shore, Blackpool; born at Darwen.

 
ECCLES Robert Edward
Rank: Private 242575 late 12736. Regiment: 2nd/6th Lancasgire Fusiliers
Missing in action 13th June 1917.  Loos Memorial, Pas-De-Calais and St Barnabas.  Notes: 32 years old. Husband of Bertha Walkden Eccles, 10 Princess Street, Darwen​
 
EDGE William
Rank: Private 24624. Regiment: 2nd Bn., South Wales Borderers. Died: Saturday 21st August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 80 to 84 or 219 and 220. Notes: 20 years old; son of William and Elizabeth Edge, of 7 Mary Street, Darwen.
 
EGAN William
Rank: Private. Notes: of Astley Street, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour, Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
ELDER James
Rank: Private 12218. Regiment: 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 3rd July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: 27 years olf; of 20 Queen Street, Darwen.
 
ENTWISTLE Albert
Rank: Private 2562. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915; killed in action at the Dardanelles. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: of 13 George Street, Darwen.
 
ENTWISTLE Andrew
Rank: Private 11473. Regiment : 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 2nd July 1916. Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave ref : XI. E. 12. Notes: 42 years old; husband of Mary Elizabeth Entwistle, 25 Primrose Hill, Darwen.
 
ENTWISTLE James
Rank: Corporal. Notes: of Bolton Road, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919.
 
ENTWISTLE John
Rank: Private 12909. Regiment: 8th Bn., Border Regiment. Died: Wednesday 5th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C. Notes: 21 years old; of 181 Marsh House Lane, Darwen.
 
ENTWISTLE Joseph
Rank: Rifleman R/11390. Regiment: 7th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died: Friday 18th August 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B. Notes: 26 years old; of 13 George Street, Darwen.

ENTWISTLE S
Rank: Lance Corporal Notes: 248 Bolton Road, Darwen Source: listed in Roll of Honour, Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
ENTWISTLE Thomas
Rank: Lance Corporal 16487 Regiment: 6th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers Died: Saturday 25th September 1915 Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France Panel number: 53 to 56 Notes : parents live at 248 Bolton Road, Darwen; is this the same person as S. Entwistle above or a brother?
 
ENTWISTLE Walter
Rank: Private 31800. Regiment : 1 st Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 15th November 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 11 A. Notes: parents live at 12 Elswick Street, Darwen.
 
EVA Joseph
Rank: Private 18998. Regiment: 1 st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes : 20 years old; son of Thomas James Eva, 2 Brook Street, Darwen (the Darwen Advertiser, 11.8.1916, gives his address as 2 Finch Street, Darwen).
 
FARLEY Peter
Rank: Private 3/6297. Regiment : 1 st Bn., East Yorkshire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 28th November 1916, at a Guildford hospital. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : D. 697. Notes: 23 years old; of 4 Entwistle Street, Darwen.
 
FARNWORTH James
Rank: Private 21445. Regiment: 16th Bn., Cheshire Regiment. Died: Friday 5th May 1916. Cemetery: Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave ref : VI. Q. 32. Notes: son of James and Mary Farnworth; husband of Alice Farnworth, 28 Essex Street, Darwen.
 
FIELDING William
Rank: Private 2568. Regiment : 1 st/4th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 23rd November 1916, in a London hospital Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : G. 770.
FIRTH, James
Rank: Corporal 9586. 2nd Bn Lancashire Fusiliers.Died 1st May 1917 aged 30. Cemetery: Atheist Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Husband of Ann Firth, 42, Hannah Street Darwen
 
FISH Frank
Rank: Private 16426. Regiment: 8th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Died: Tuesday 7th March 1916. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 25 to 27. Notes: 19 years old; of 9 Higher Lawrence Street, Darwen; son of Frank H. and Mary A. Fish, 62 Prospect Avenue, Darwen.
 
FISH John
Rank: Private 12237. Regiment: 2nd Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 23rd October 1916. Cemetery: Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : VI. J. 3. Notes: 26 years old; son of Mr Sam Fish, a "famous footballer over thirty years ago" (Darwen Advertiser, 1.12.1916) and Eliza Fish, 76 Crown Street, Darwen.
 
FISH Thomas
Rank: Private. Notes: of 26 Peel Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919.
 
FISH Tom
Rank: Private 34951. Regiment: 2nd Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 13th December 1916. Cemetery: St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France. Grave ref: VII. A. 7. Notes: 37 years old; son of Thomas and Mary Ann Fish, 6 Hill Houses, Darwen.
 
FLANNERY Thomas
Rank: Private 14025 Regiment: "A"Coy, 7th/8th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers Died: Tuesday 8th August 1916 Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France Panel number: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D Notes: 21 years old; son of John and Ellen Flannery, 18 Brighton Terrace, Darwen (both the Darwen Advertiser, 1.9.1916, and Darwen News, 4.1.1919, give his fathers address as 57 Baron Street, Darwen).

FLYNN John
Rank: Private. Regiment : 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 16th June 1915. Notes: 29 years old; Uncle Harry Whittle lives at 29 Exchange Street, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser 2nd July 1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
FORREST G
Rank: Private. Notes: of "Roxholme", Sunnyhurst, Darwen. Source : listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
FOWDEN James
Rank: Private 19338. Regiment: 6th Bn, Border Regiment. Died: Monday 9th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey.Panel number: 119 to 125 or 222 and 233. Notes : 41 years old; of 70 Cavendish Street.
 
FOWLER R
Rank: Private. Notes: of Finch Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
FRISBY Edgar
Rank: Private 691. Regiment: 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Died: Friday 14th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 3 A. Notes: 24 years old; of Moor View, Cyprus Street, Darwen; son of Charles and Amy Rebecca Frisby, 12 Devon Street, Darwen.
 
GARNER Harold
Rank: Private 200123. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Friday 4th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 20 years old; of 561 Blackburn Road, Darwen.
 
GARSDEN Lonsdale (Lundy)
Rank: Private 20363. Regiment: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died: Tuesday 13th June 1916. Cemetery: Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : V. E. 25. Notes: 27 years old; of 30 Back Duckworth Street, Darwen; son of James and Elizabeth Garsden, of Darwen.
 
GASKELL Harold
Rank: Private 11704. Regiment: 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 3rd May 1916. Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave ref : XX. D. 5. Notes: 21 years old; of 95 Exchange Street, Darwen.

GERRARD James
Rank: Private 15496. Regiment: 8th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 53 to 56. Notes: of 114 Roman Road, Lower Darwen.
 
GETTINGS
Regiment: 4th Bn, King's Royal Rifles Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
GILLIBRAND Richard D
Rank: Private 15607. Regiment: 7th/8th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died: Monday 28th August 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D. Notes: of 112 Exhange Street, Darwen.
 
GILLIBRAND Walter
Rank: Private 28017. Regiment: 20th Bn., Durham Light Infantry. Died: Sunday 3rd September 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C. Notes: of 77 St. Alban's Road, Darwen; son of Mr and Mrs J.W.Gillibrand, 327 Blackburn Road, Darwen.
 
GILLIGAN J
Rank: Private 20443. Regiment: 16th Bn, Cheshire Regiment. Died: Saturday 26th August 1916. Cemetery: Abbeville Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : IV. A. 18. Notes: of 66 Blacksnape.
 
GLASFORD J
Rank : Company Sergeant Major 5338. Regiment: 1st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 1st November 1914. Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel number: 5 and 6. Notes: age 35.
 
GLYNN Patrick Christopher
Rank: Private 14708. Regiment: 7th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 12th December 1915. Cemetery: Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave ref : IV.P.I. Notes: 32 years old; of 21 Springfield Street.
 
GOODWIN J
Rank: Private Notes: of 2 India Street, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on Commmonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
GRADY T
Rank: Private. Notes: of 53 Maitland Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are two T. Grady's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
GREEN John Henry
Rank: Sergeant 5790. Regiment: 1st Bn, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 22nd December 1914. Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 27 and 28.
 
GREEN Joseph
Rank: Stoker 1 st Class K/909, Regiment: HMS "Hampshire", Royal Navy. Died: Monday 5th June 1916. Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire.Notes: of 1 Sudell Road, Darwen.

GREENHALGH David
Rank: Private 26437. Regiment: 4th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Tuesday 27th April 1915. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 4 and 6 Notes: 30 years old; son of Alice Greenhalgh, of 3 Mary Street, Darwen, and the late Thomas; husband of Jane Alice Lucas Greenhalgh, of 23 Gladstone Street, Darwen; his brothers, John William and Joseph, also fell (both in 1916).
 
GREENHALGH Joseph
Rank: Lance Corporal 25121. Regiment: "D" Coy. 11th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Friday 18th August 1916. Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave ref : VI. K. 8. Notes: 26 years old; son of Alice Greenhalgh, 3 Mary Street, Darwen; his brothers, David and John William, also fell.
 
GREENHALGH John William
Rank: Private 25118. Regiment: 1st Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Tuesday 8th August 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Addenda Panel. Notes: 29 years old; son of Alice Greenhalgh, 3 Mary Street, Darwen, and the late Thomas; husband of Nellie Greenhalgh, 11 St.John's Street, Darwen; brother of David and Joseph, who also fell; both the Darwen Advertiser, 18.8.1916, and the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, give his rank as Lance Corporal.
 
GREENWOOD Septimus
Rank: Corporal 308. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 8th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: not given. Notes: 27 years old; of 58 Queen Street, Darwen (late of 10 Bury Fold Lane, Darwen).
 
GREENWOOD Thomas
Rank: Private 13902. Regiment: 7th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number : 53 to 56. Notes: of 21 Hope Street, Darwen.
 
GRIFFITHS Samuel
Rank: Private 1676. Regiment: Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died: Friday 27th August 1915. Memorial: Lone Pine Memorial, Gallipoli, Turkey. Panel number: 41. Notes: of 12 Gordon Street (or 55 Radford Street), Darwen.
 
GRIME Henry
Rank: Gunner 51242. Regiment: 108th Heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died: Sunday 20th February 1916. Cemetery: Railway Chateau Cemetery, Vlamertinghe, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref : A. 3. Notes: 23 years old; son of Henry and Annie Grime, 10B Elizabeth Terrace, Darwen (both the Darwen Advertiser, 3.3.1916, and the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, give this address as 106 Elizabeth Terrace, rather than 10B); the Darwen Advertiser, 3.3.1916, gives his date of death as 21st February).
 
HACKING J W
Rank: Private 16953. Regiment: 5th Bn, King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died: Tuesday 8th June 1915. Cemetery: Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref : B.41. Notes: 25 years old.

HACKING Walter
Rank: Company Sergeant-Major 14684. Regiment: "B" Coy. 8th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died: Monday 3rd April 1916. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 12 Notes: 27 years old; son of the late William P. and Hester Hacking; the Darwen Advertiser, 14.4.1916, gives his address as Bridge Street, Darwen, and his date of death as the 3rd March 1916; the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his address as 9 Leach Street, Darwen.
 
HAGUE Joseph
Rank: Private. Notes: formerly of Avondale Road, Darwen, now a native of Blackpool. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 11th August 1916.

HAILSTONE John
Rank: Private. Notes: 25 Elizabeth Street, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
HALL Arthur
Rank: Private. Notes: of Matlock Terrace, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
HALL Thomas
Rank: Private 3070. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Cemetery: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. Grave ref : XI.B.9. Notes: 21 years old.
 
HALL William John
Rank: Gunner 12278. Regiment: 48th Heavy Bty, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died: Saturday 20th February 1915. Cemetery: Loker Churchyard, Heuvelland, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref : II. D.4. Notes: 32 years old; of 15 Maria Street, Darwen (wife's address).
 
HALLOWS F
Notes: of 486 Blackburn Road, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Greaves Commission website).
 
HAMPSON Henry
Rank: Private 3557. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 8th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: 20 years old; of 28 Hollins Row, Darwen; brother of William (see below).
 
HAMPSON William
Rank: Private 21407. Regiment: 4th Bn, Worcestershire Regiment. Died: Friday 6th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 104 to 113. Notes: 18 years old; of 28 Hollins Row, Darwen; brother of Henry (see above).
 
HARGREAVES Edward
Rank: Private 13577. Regiment: 6th Bn, Border Regiment. Died: Friday 12th November 1915 (Darwen Advertiser, 26th November 1915 gives the date as 12th October); died at sea from dysentery. Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Grave ref: D.V.1. Notes : of 99 Gillibrand Street, Darwen.
 
HART John Askew
Rank: Lance-Corporal 10971. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 9th May 1915. Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel number: 5 and 6. Notes : 19 years old; of 5 Powell Street, Darwen.
 
HARWOOD Edward
Rank: Private 16085. Regiment: Cameronians. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas des Calais, France. Panel number: 57 to 59. Notes: 22 years old; of Sudell Road, Darwen.
 
HARWOOD F
Rank: Private. Notes: of 14 Hindle Street, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
HARWOOD George T
Rank: Private 203938. Regiment: 2nd/5th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Saturday 9th September 1916. Cemetery: Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave ref : XVI. C. 4. Notes: of Marsh House Lane, Darwen.
 
HARWOOD Harry Cecil
Rank: Private 1846. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Tuesday 18th May 1915. Cemetery: Skewbridge Cemetery, 2km NE of Sedd-el-Bahr, Turkey. Grave ref : Special memorial B.56. Notes: 21 years old; mother lives in Tockholes, uncle in Earnsdale Road, Darwen.
 
HARWOOD James
Rank: Rifleman Z/2333. Regiment: Rifle Brigade. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C. Notes: 20 years old; of 30 Exchange Street, Darwen.

HARWOOD Ralph
Rank: Private 14617. Regiment: 4th Bn, The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Friday 21st May 1915. Cemetery: Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas des Calais, France. Grave ref : I.C. 52. Notes : 24 years old.
 
HAWORTH G R
Rank: Private. Notes: of Bank Fold Farm, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
HAWORTH Robert William
Rank: Gunner 56729. Regiment: Royal Field Artillery. Died: Wednesday 12th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A. Notes: 24 years old; son of Robert Livesey Haworth and Jane Haworth, 17 Fore Street, Lower Darwen.
 
HAWORTH Lawrence Edward
Rank: Private 21298. Regiment: The Royal West Kent Regiment. Died  November 14th 1917. Cemetery: Mendinghem Military Cemetery, II. G. 22.  35 years old; husband of Florence Haworth of 48, Hollins Grove Street, Darwen.
 
HAWORTH
Rank: Colour (or Company) Sergeant Major. Regiment: 4th Bn, Australian Light Infantry. Notes: of 7 West View, Darwen. Source: listed in Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
HAYES James Lawrence
Rank: Private 200052. Regiment : 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 5th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117.
 
HAYWOOD Joseph
Rank: Private 104206. Regiment: 56th Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps. Died: Monday 2nd October 1916. Cemetery: Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuile Wood, Somme, France. Grave ref: 1. G. 16. Notes: 24 years old; of 34 Newton Street, Darwen; son of Lawrence and Margaret Ellen Haywood, 138 Richmond Terrace, Darwen; the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his surname as Heywood and his address as 134 Newton Street, Darwen.
 
HEAP Thomas
Rank: Private 17513. Regiment: 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 17th July 1916. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 65. Notes : 34 years old; of 1 Henry Street, Darwen; the Darwen Advertiser, 28.7.1916, states that he was buried in Darwen Cemetery.

HEAP W H J
Rank: Sergeant. Regiment: "D" Coy. 1 st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 21st June 1915. Cemetery: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. Grave ref: Sp. Mem. A.157. Notes: 43 years old; of 61 Sarah Street, Darwen.

HEARTH Charles
Rank: Lance-Sergeant 6360. Regiment: 3rd Bn., Coldstream Guards (No. 4 Coy.) Died: Tuesday 26th September 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D. Notes: 30 years old; husband of Mary Hearth, 16 Alpha Street, Darwen; the Darwen Advertiser, 20.10.1916, gives his address as 10 Alpha Terrace, Darwen.
 
HEYS Edward
Rank: Private 781. Regiment: "A" Coy. 5th Bn, Royal Irish Regiment. Died: Monday 16th August 1915. Cemetery: Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey. Panel number: Special Memorial 11. Notes: 23 years old; of 123 (or 23) Hodgson Street, Darwen.
 
HEYWOOD Joseph
see under HAYWOOD Joseph
 
HEYWOOD Thomas Aston
Rank: Second Lieutenant. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 6th June 1915. Cemetery: Twelve Tree Copse Cemetery, 1km south of Krithia, Turkey. Grave ref : XI.B.14. Notes: of Lower Bank, Darwen.
 
HIGHAM Herbert
Rank: Private 7962 (Darwen News, 4.1.1919 gives rank as Sergeant). Regiment: 14th Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps. Died: Tuesday 9th March 1915. Cemetery: Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave ref : A.5.9. Notes: 41 years old; of 6 Sun Street, Darwen.
 
HINE George
Rank: Private 28161. Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps. Died: Tuesday 11th May 1915. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : 11.663.
 
HOLDEN Benjamin Pickup
Rank: Private 1852. Regiment : 1 st/4th East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 4th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: 19 years old; of Rock Villa, Hoddlesden.
 
HOLDEN Briggs
Rank: Private 16167. Regiment: 1st Bn., Coldstream Guards. Died: Friday 15th September 1916. Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.2, Somme, France. Grave ref: VIII. H. 5. Notes: 28 years old; son of John and Alice Holden, 132A Gough Brow, Darwen; husband of Victoria Holden, 15 Bentley Street, Darwen (must be some relation to Charles Holden below); both the Darwen Advertiser, 6.10.1916, and the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, give his address as 17 Bentley Street, Darwen.
 
HOLDEN Charles
Rank: Pioneer 130626. Regiment: 2nd Bn., Special Bde., Royal Engineers. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Cemetery: Meaulte Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : C. 14. Notes: 21 years old; son of Benjamin Clark Holden and Betty Holden, 15 Bentley Street, Darwen (must be some relation to Briggs Holden above).
 
HOLDEN E
Rank: Private 1673. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117.
 
HOLDEN Frank
Rank: Private 13910. Regiment: 7th Bn, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 2nd October 1915. Cemetery: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L 'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref: II.H.20.
 
HOLDEN John
Rank: Private 6/3368. Regiment: 1st/6th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died: Wednesday 26th July 1916. Cemetery: Lonsdale Cemetery, Authvile, Somme, France. Grave ref : X. C. 5. Notes: 28 years old; of 7 Alma Street, Darwen.
 
HOLDEN John
Rank: Private 1585. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Friday 14th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 24 years old; of 15 Longton Street, Darwen.
 
HOLDEN John
Rank: Private 304. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 4th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: 27 years old; of 16 Bury Street, Darwen.
 
HOLDEN Lincoln
Rank: Rifleman 2387. Regiment: 1st Bn, Royal Irish Rifles. Died: Sunday 26th September 1915. Cemetery: Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension, Nord, France. Grave ref : I.F.3. Notes: 25 years old; of 3 Peel Street, Darwen.
 
HOLDEN William
Rank: L-Corporal (Lance or Lieutenant). Notes: of 20 Henry Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday, 4th January 1919; there are 12 W.Holden's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
HOLDEN William Thomas
Rank: Driver L/8329. Regiment: 150th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died: Thursday 13th July 1916. Cemetery: Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Grave ref : I. C. II. Notes: 19 years old; of 25 Heys Lane, Darwen.
 
HOLDING Joseph Bell
Rank: Private 17289. Regiment: 9th Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died: Tuesday 10th August 1915. Cemetery: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref: II.B.26. Notes: 20 years old; of 29 Devon Street, Darwen.
 
HOLGATE William Lawson
Rank: Lance-Corporal 18983. Regiment: 7th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died: Tuesday 11th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 4 A. Notes: son of Councillor Thomas E. and Angelina Holgate, 173 Blackburn Road, Darwen.
 
HOLLOWS Fred
Rank: Not Known. Regiment: formerly of the Royal Marine Light Infantry. Died: Thursday 18th November 1915 at his home, 486 Blackburn Road, Darwen, having been discharged from the service suffering from diabetes. Notes: brother of Harry Hollows (see below). Source : Darwen Advertiser, 19th November 1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
HOLLOWS Harry
Rank: Rifleman 12008. Regiment: 3rd Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died: Monday 10th May 1915. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 51 and 53. Notes : 16 years old; of 486 Blackburn Road, Darwen; brother of Fred Hollows (see above).

HOLT Edward Henry
Rank: Private. Regiment: 1st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: date not known; killed on River Aisne (France). Notes: Bridge Inn, Spring Vale, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser 4th December 1914 (not listed on Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
HOPKINSON Richard Arthur
Rank: Driver 86752. Regiment: 18th Bty, 5th Bde, Canadian Field Artillery. Died: Thursday 27th July 1916; died at St.Bartholomew's Hospital, London. Cemetery: Bury Cemetery, Redvales, Bury, Lancashire. Grave ref: B. P. 25. 2778. Notes: 54 years old; formerly of 494 Ashleigh Terrace, Bolton Road, Darwen.
 
HOPWOOD Harold
Rank: Private 28160. Regiment: 40th Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps. Died: Saturday 15th July 1916. Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave ref : IX. F. I. Notes: of 4 Gadfield Street, Darwen.
 
HORNBY Percy
Rank: Rifleman Z/2377. Regiment: 4th Rifle Brigade. Died: Monday 15th March 1915; killed in action in France (Darwen Advertiser, 30.7.1915). Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 46-48 and 50. Notes: of 9 Kelvin Street, Darwen.
 
HOSKIN Richard
Rank: Private. Notes: of Tockholes. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are two R. Hoskin's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
HOUGHTON Alfred
Rank: Private 18943. Regiment: 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 9th April 1916. Cemetery: Basra War Cemetery, Iraq. Grave ref: VI. H. 6. Notes: of 7 Wellington Fold, Darwen; brother of Joseph Houghton, who died in 1914.
 
HOUGHTON J
Rank: Lance Corporal 10545. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 24th September 1915. Cemetery: Y Farm Military Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France. Grave ref : H.11.
 
HUNT David
Rank: Private 4273. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 29th May 1916. Cemetery: Le Fermont Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : II. B. 1. Notes: of 17 Barley Bank Street, Preston; son of John Hunt, 15 Ashton Street, Darwen; "He served in the South African Campaign, for which he had two medals". (Darwen Advertiser, 9.6.1916).
 
HUNT G
Rank: Private. Notes: of 51 Baron Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour, Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919, under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
HUNT J W
Rank: Private. Notes: 22 years old; of 13 St.John's Street, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 8th October 1915 (the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website lists two J. W. Hunt's of Lancashire regiments, one killed on Saturday 25th September 1915, the other on Sunday 26th September 1915. Which one, if either, is this J. W. Hunt?)
 
HUNT Percy
Notes: a civilian who went down on the "Hesperian". Source : Darwen Advertiser, 8th October 1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
HUNT William
Rank: Able Seaman No. 225727. Lost at sea: Wednesday 31st May 1916. Aged 30. Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel number: 13. Notes: son of Mr J.T.Hunt, formerly of Perry Street, Darwen, and now residing at Blackpool. William Reid Hunt was a leading torpedo operator on the "Queen Mary".
 
HUSTWIT James Henry
Rank: Private 16806. Regiment: 9th Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died: Saturday 25th September 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 57 to 59. Notes: late of Springfield Street, now of Longton Street, Darwen (Darwen Advertiser, 22nd October 1915).
 
HYDE Ben
Rank: Gunner 15875. Regiment: "Z" 30th Trench Mortar Bty., Royal Field Artillery. Died: Thursday 7th December 1916. Cemetery: Bellacourt Military Cemetery, Riviere, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : I. J. 10. Notes: 27 years old; son of the late Samuel and Margaret Ann Hyde, of Darwen.
 

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INGHAM Robert
Rank: Private 13530. Regiment: 1st Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D. Notes: 26 years old; of 41 Bright Street, Darwen.
 
IRWIN A
Rank: Corporal. Notes: of Hoddlesden. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
ISHERWOOD William
Rank: Private 3554. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancahire Regiment. Died: Sunday 8th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: of 145 Olive Lane, Darwen.
 
JACKSON John E
Rank: Private 18412. Regiment: 12th Bn., Highland Light Infantry. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 108 to 112. Notes: of Scholes Fold, Pickup Bank.
 
JACKSON Richard Thomas Devonport
Rank: Private 14917. Regiment: 8th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 15th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: of 35 Queen Street, Darwen.
 
JEFFERS John
Rank: Private 25741. Regiment: 7th Bn., Gloucestershire Regiment. Died: Friday 21st April 1916. Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel number: 17. Notes: of 35 Exchange Street, Darwen; the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, lists his name as Jeffries.
 
JEFFRIES J
Rank : Private 1555. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 16th January 1915. Cemetery: Cairo War Memorial Cemetery, Cairo, Egypt. Grave ref : M.16. Notes: of 37 Dove Lane, Darwen.
 
JENKINS Miss Emily
Notes: of Punstock Road, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
JEPSON Herbert
Rank: Lance Corporal 16464. Regiment: 8th Bn., Border Regiment. Died: Wednesday 5th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C. Notes: 21 years old; of 4 Garden Village, Darwen.

JEPSON J R
Rank: Private 1360. Regiment : 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Thursday 17th June 1915. Cemetery: East Mudros Military Cemetery, Lemnos island, Greece. Grave ref : I.C.67. Notes: of 7 Greenway Street, Darwen.
 
JOHNSON Thomas
Rank: Private 2254. Regiment: "B" Coy, 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 21 years old; of 9 Browning Street, Hoddlesden.
 
KAY A
Rank: Corporal 9363. Regiment: 1st Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died : Saturday 1st July 1916. Cemetery: Serre Road Cemetery No.3, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : A. 6. Notes: 27 years old; of 12 Starkie Street, Darwen.
 
KAY Harry
Rank: Private 19919. Regiment: 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 18th April 1916. Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel number: 19. Notes: of 16 Perry Street, Darwen.
 
KAY Joseph
Rank: Private 3053. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 5th September 1915; died of dysentery at the Dardanelles. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: 41 years old; of 10 Newton Street, Darwen.
 
KAY Joseph Pennington
Rank: Private 2523. Regiment : 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Cemetery: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. Grave ref : XI.B.5. Notes: 26 years old; of 8 Bedford Street, Darwen (40 Hollins Rad, Darwen according to the Darwen Advertiser, 10th September 1915 and the Darwen News, 4th January 1919).
 
KAY Walter
Rank: Private. Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment. Notes: 27 years old; of 29 Hindle Street, Darwen Source: Darwen Advertiser, 1st December 1916; there are two W. Kay's, East Lancashire Regiment, listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website listed for 1916, one died in October, one in November - the November one is from Burnley, no details on the October W. Kay.
 
KAY William
Rank: Private 18082. Regiment: 7th Bn., King's Owm (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died: Sunday 10th December 1916. Cemetery: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave ref : III. R. 5. Notes: 26 years old; son of John and Martha Kay, 5 Atlas Road (the Darwen Advertiser, 15.12.1916, and Darwen News, 4.1.1919, give the address as Punch Bowl Inn, Pothouse).
 
KEALEY J
Rank: Private. Notes: of 4 Cobden Street, Darwen. Source: there are two J.Kealey's on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website - which one is which?
 
KEALEY J E
Rank: Private. Notes: of 25 Hacking Street, Darwen. Source: there are two J.Kealey's on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website - which one is which?
 
KEOWN John
Rank: Private. Notes: of 56 Vernon Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (there is one J.Keown listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website but he is from Northern Ireland).
 
KERSHAW James
Rank: Private 20427. Regiment: 7th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 10th July 1916. Cemetery: Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : I. E. 54. Notes: 30 years old; of 20 Brighton Terrace, Darwen; son of Mr and Mrs Jas Kershaw, Darwen.
 
KILCOYNE John
Rank: Rifleman R/7721. Regiment: 3rd Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died: Wednesday 5th May 1915. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 51 and 53. Notes: of 13 Riley Street, Darwen.
 
KING R
Rank: Private. Notes: of Lome Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 25 R. King's on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
KING Robert
Rank: Private 18757. Regiment: 1st Bn., Royal Irish Fusiliers. Died: Saturday 26th August 1916. Cemetery: Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Zillebeke, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref: Mem. E. 7. Notes: 40 years old; father of Mrs Mary Ann Entwistle, 62 Holden Fold, Darwen.
 
KIRKHAM Edward
Rank: Private Notes: of 2 Junction Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are two E.Kirkham's on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
KIRKHAM John
Rank: Private. Notes: of Clement Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are two J.Kirkham's on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
KNOWLES Richard
Rank: Private. Notes: of Daisyfield Street, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 6th August 1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
LAMBERT Andrew
Rank: Private 10/31. Notes: 1st Bn., East Surrey Regiment. Died: Saturday 29th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 B and 6 C. Notes: 18 years old; of 68 Exchange Street, Darwen.
 
LANE C
Rank: Pilot. Notes: late of Lynwood Avenue, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
LANGABEER James
Rank: Lance Corporal 8481. Regiment: 4th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died: Friday 8th January 1915. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 51 and 53.
 
LAWLOR James
Rank: Rifleman. Regiment: 4th Bn, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died: not known; reported missing since 2nd March 1915, now "stated to be dead" (Darwen Advertiser 18.2.1916). Notes: 23 years old; of Duckworth Street, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 18th February 1916; also listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
LAWRENSON Robert
Rank: Stoker 1st Class SS/111387. Ship: HMS Monmouth, Royal Navy. Died: Sunday 1st November 1914. Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel number: 3.
 
LEACH Albert
Rank: Private. Notes: of 30 Brighton Terrace, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
LEACH Hubert
Rank: Private 18796. Regiment: 6th Bn, King's Own Lancaster Regiment. Died: Thursday 21st October 1915; died of dysentery. Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Grave ref : A. XVI. 4. Notes: 19 years old; of 16 Windsor Road, Darwen, the adopted son of Mr and Mrs Alf E. Beresford.
 
LEACH Jeremiah
Rank: Private 846. Regiment: 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Died: Friday 14th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 3 A. Notes: of 31 Punstock Road, Darwen; husband of Edith Leach.

LEE Harry
Rank: Sergeant. Regiment: 1st Bn, East Lancashire Royal Field Artillery (T.F.). Died: not known; killed by a shell whilst in action in the Dardanelles. Notes: of Lynwood Avenue, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 12th November 1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
LEE John
Rank: Private. Notes: of 3 Hacking Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under. the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
LEIGH John
Rank: Private 22369. Regiment: "A" Coy. 2nd Bn., Border Regiment. Died: Wednesday 12th July 1916. Cemetery: Morlancourt British Cemetery No. 1, Somme, France. Grave ref: B. 29. Notes: 33 years old; husband of Rachel Leigh, 25 Hope Street, Darwen; the Darwen Advertiser, 4.8.1916, gives his surname as Lee.

LEWIS
Died: Saturday 21st August 1915. Notes: younger brother of William Lewis (see below). Source: Darwen Advertiser, 15th October 1915 (with the report on William Lewis).
 
LEWIS William
Rank: Private. Regiment: Borderers. Died: not known; killed in action in France. Notes: of Spring Vale Garden Village, Darwen; elder brother of the above Lewis. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 15th October 1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
LIGHTBOWN Baron
Rank: Private 5681. Regiment: 4th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died: Monday 18th December 1916; died in hospital in Oswestry. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : IV. 900. Notes: son of James Lightbown; husband of Annie Maude Lightbown, 11 Sandon Street, Darwen; former picture framer at 19 Blackburn Road, Darwen; former Darwen FC player.
 
LIGHTBOWN Thomas Henry
Rank: Private 1376. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 20 years old; of 7 Gladstone Street, Darwen.
 
LILLEY George
Rank: Private 11880. Regiment: 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 19th April 1916. Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel number: 19. Notes: 33 years old; son of George Lilley, 7 Varley Street, Darwen.
 
LIVESEY Robert
Rank: Private 2254 (Darwen Advertiser, 10.9.1915 and the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, both give the rank as Sergeant). Regiment: 5th Bn, Royal Irish Regiment. Died: Tuesday 17th August 1915; wounded in fighting after landing at Suvla Bay and died at sea of his wounds two days later (Darwen Advertiser, 10.9.1915). Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 55 Notes: 21 years old the week before he died; of 1 Garstang Street, Darwen.
 
LOACH J
Rank: L-Corporal. Notes: of 31 Punstock Road, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are two J. Loach's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916 - a Private and a Sapper.
 
LODGE W
Rank: Corporal 6076. Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 21st March 1915. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : IV. 1613. Notes: of 12 Hope Street.
 
LOFTHOUSE William Henry
Rank: Lance Corporal 3403. Regiment: 11th Bn., Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died: Tuesday 1st August 1916. Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : V. E. 8. Notes: son of Thomas and Margaret Lofthouse; husband of Grace Henderson Lofthouse, 88 Tockholes Road, Darwen; a native of Grimsargh, near Preston.
 
LOMAX John
Rank: Private 14387. Regiment: 17th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Tuesday 23rd May 1916. Cemetery: Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave ref : VI. P. 52. Notes: 46 years old; of 2 Briggs Court, Darwen; son of Joseph and Matilda Lomax, of Darwen.
 
LOMAX William
Rank: Private 19838. Regiment: 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 18th April 1916. Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel number: 19. Notes: his sister, Mrs Eddisford, lives at 15 Swan Street, Darwen.

LOWE Miles Eric
Rank: Private 19349. Regiment: 2nd Bn, Leicester Regiment. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 42 to 44. Notes: 18 years old; of 10 Hanover Street, Darwen.
 
LOWE Robert
Died: 27th October 1915 of wounds in Egypt. Rank: Corporal 2432. Notes: of 325 Bolton Road, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).

 

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McARDLE John
Rank: Private 18505 (both the Darwen Advertiser, 21.1.1916, and the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, give his rank as Lance-Corporal). Regiment : 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 1st January 1916. Cemetery: St.Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : II. J. 12. Notes: 17 years old; of 51 Maitland Street, Darwen; son of John and Bridget McArdle, 13 Gilles Street, Accrington; born at Darwen.
 
McCANN Bernard
Rank: Private 5051. Regiment: 1st Bn, Irish Guards. Died: Wednesday 31st March 1915. Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref: III D.70. Notes: 18 years old; son of Bernard and Rachel McCann, 4 Oxford Street, Darwen.
 
McCARRICK Matthew
Rank: Rifleman 1650. Regiment: 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Rifles. Died: Friday 7th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B. Notes: 32 years old; of 1 Mount Street, Darwen.
 
McDONALD James
Rank: Private 9200. Regiment: 11th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Tuesday 8th August 1916. Cemetery: Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Grave ref : 1. E. 52. Notes: 26 years old; son of the late John and Mrs McDonald, 17 Exchange Street, Darwen.
 
McGUIRK Hector
Rank: Colour Sergeant 5757. Regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry West African Regiment, W.A.F.F. Died: Thursday 8th October 1914. Cemetery: Douala Cemetery, Douala, Cameroon. Notes: age 33; step-son of Mr John Cardis, Belgrave Road, Darwen.
 
McINTYRE John
Rank: Private 14040. Regiment: "A" Coy, 8th Bn, King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 53 to 56. Notes: 18 years old; of 39 Clarence Street, Darwen (parents live at 9 Dean Street, Darwen).
 
MACK Michael
Rank: Private 27235. Regiment: 4th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Friday 18th August 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C. Notes: formerly of 37 Bury Street, Darwen.
 
McKEOWN Richard
Rank: Private 16866. Regiment: 1st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: 23 years old; son of Robinson and Ellen McKeown, 7 Hollins Row, Darwen.

McKIERNAN Peter
Rank: Private 1580. Regiment: "B" Squadron, 4th (Queen's Own) Hussars. Died: Sunday 15th November 1914. Cemetery: Wulverghem-Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Heuvelland, West Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref : V.E. 29.
 
McLAREN James
Rank: Private 2265. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: of 37 Springfield Street, Darwen.
 
MAINWARING James Gray
Rank: Private 19221. Regiment: 9th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 15th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 11 A.

MARSDEN C
Rank: Private. Notes: of 11 Pothouse Lane, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).

MARSDEN James Edward Yates
Rank: Private 200964.  Regiment: 2/5th Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment.  Died: Age 23, killed in action on The Somme, France 21st March 1918.  Remembered on the Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France.
 
MARSDEN Ernest
Rank: Corporal. Notes: of 114 Olive Lane, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 6th August 1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
MARSDEN Howard
Rank: Private 21635. Regiment : 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 14th November 1916. Cemetery: Grandcourt Road Cemetery, Grandcourt, Somme, France. Grave ref : A. 36. Notes: son of James Marsden, 30 Progress Street, Darwen, and the late Lavinia Marsden.
 
MARSDEN John
Rank: Sergeant 27227. Regiment: 15th Bn., Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment). Died: Tuesday 26th September 1916. Cemetery: Courcelette British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : VII. E. 15. Notes: son of the late Councillor John Marsden and Mrs Marsden, Hollins Grove, Darwen.

MARSDEN John
Rank: Private 6163. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 21st January 1915. Cemetery: Estaires Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave ref : Z.G.11. Notes: 50 years old; husband of Mrs Marsden, 5 Crown Street, Darwen.
 
MARSDEN Richard D
Rank: Gunner 112060. Regiment: "B" Bty. 93rd Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died: Thursday 5th October 1916. Cemetery: Longueval Road Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref: Sp. mem. Notes: 24 years old; of 28 Chapels Brow, Darwen.
 
MARSDEN Richard Thomas
Rank: Private 16922. Regiment: 6th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died: Friday 7th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D. Notes: of 166 Marsh House Lane, Darwen; son of Mr Joseph Marsden, "the famous footballers" (Darwen Advertiser, 28.7.1916); mother lives at 59 Tockholes Road, Darwen.
MARSHALL Harry
Rank: Private 8500. Regiment: 1st Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Died: Wednesday 11th October 1916, of "malaria jaundice" (Darwen Advertiser, 27.10.1916). Cemetery: Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Greece. Grave ref: 570. Notes: 24 years old; son of James and Sarah Marshall, 70 Prospect Avenue, Darwen.
 
MARTIN Albert Edward
Rank: Private 1348. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117.
 
MASSEY A
Rank: Private. Notes: of Crown Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
MASSEY Arthur
Rank: Private 5594. Regiment: 1st Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Friday 4th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 58 to 72 or 218 to 219. Notes: 41 years old; of 2 Crown Street, Darwen.
 
MASSEY George
Rank: Private 5715. Regiment: 10th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Friday 7th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D. Notes: husband of Mary Massey, 5 Radford Head, Darwen; both the Darwen Advertiser, 25.8.1916, and the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, give his address as 3 Hanover Street, Darwen.
 
MEDCALF William
Rank: Corporal 8515. Regiment: 2nd Bn., Royal Irish Regiment. Died: Sunday 3rd September 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 3 A. Notes: son of John and Charlotte Medcalf, 8 Windsor Road, Darwen; the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his surname as Metcalf.
 
MEEHAN John William
Rank: Sergeant 4800. Regiment: 10th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Saturday 19th August 1916. Cemetery: St.Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritme, France. Grave ref : B. 27. 30. Notes: 25 years old; son of Michael John and Elizabeth Meehan, 445 Blackburn Road, Darwen.
 
Mellor Fred
Rank: Private 201138. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment  Died of wounds:  Sunday 8th July 1917. Cemetery: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt Somme, France. Grave ref. I. B. 13. Notes: 24 years old; son of William H. and Elizabeth Mellor, 2 Oxford Street, Darwen. Born Winsford Cheshire.
Fred was wounded on Monday 25th June 1917.
 
METCALF William see MEDCALF, William
 
MOLLOY Bernard
Rank: Bugler. Died: not known; killed at the Dardanelles. Notes: of Sydney Street, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 1st October 1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
MOORE John James
Rank: Private 11945. Regiment: 6th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 13th September 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: of Old Lane, Darwen.
 
MOORE Joseph
Rank: Private 11879. Regiment : 6th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 19th July 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: of 5 Harwood Street, Darwen.
 
MOORES John Thomas
Rank: Private 709. Regiment: 6th Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died: Monday 22nd November 1915 from a fever. Cemetery: Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery, Thessalonika, Greece. Grave ref: number 2. Notes: 48 years old; of 69 Vernon Street, Darwen; both the Darwen Advertiser, 3.12.1915 and Darwen News, 4.1.1919 give his surname as MOORE but the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website gives it as MOORES).

MORTON George
Rank: Gunner L/9023. Regiment : "C" Bty. 148th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died: Friday 10th November 1916. Cemetery: Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Grave ref : II. H. 34. Notes: 25 years old; son of Mr and Mrs George Morton, 26 Baron Street, Darwen.
MORTON James Hargreaves
Rank: Serjeant 25401 1st/5th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Died 6th November 1918.  Grave ref A.8 Pont-Sur-Sambre Communal Cemetery. Notes: aged 37, son of James and Elizabeth Morton.

MOULDEN R Boardman
Notes: of 5 Stork Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
MULHALL Richard
Rank: Private 707. Regiment: 6th Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died: Monday 16th August 1915 (Darwen Advertiser, 24.9.1915, gives it as the 18th August). Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 185 to 190. Notes: of 5 Mount Street, Darwen.
 
MUNDY C Fred
Rank: Private. Notes: of 19 Hodgson Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
NEVILLE John
Rank: Private 1867. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Friday 4th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: 18 years old; of 23 Hope Street, Darwen.
 
NEWTON J
Rank: Drummer Notes: of 32 Maitland Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
NOBLETT Henry (Harry)
Rank: Private 1864. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Friday 18th June 1915, on a hospital ship from pneumonia following wounds; buried at sea.  Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: died on his 18th birthday; of 29 Richmond Terrace, Darwen.
 
NUTTALL George Frederick
Rank: Lance-Corporal 1626. Regiment: 1st Bn, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 9th May 1915 whilst bomb throwing in France. Memorial: Le Touret.  Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 27 and 28. Notes: of 21 Albert Street, Darwen.
 
O'MARA Frank
Rank: Gunner. Regiment: Royal Field Artillery. Died: Wednesday 12th July 1916. Notes: 35 years old; of Radford Street, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 28.7.1916 (not listed on the Commonwealth War GravesCommission website).
 
O'NEILL J T
Rank: Private Notes: of 66 Exchange Street, Darwen Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
PAGE John James
Rank: Private 17739. Regiment: 5th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died: Friday 1st September 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D.
 
PARKER John
Rank: Private 22142. Regiment: 2nd Bn., Border Regiment. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Cemetery: Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz, Somme, France. Grave ref : V. D. 1.. Notes: his brother, Mr S. Parker, lives 46 Cemetery Road.
 
PARK Edward
Rank: Private 18312. Regiment: 2nd Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 11th July 1916. Cemetery: Fricourt British Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : A. 31. Notes: son of William and Elizabeth Parr; husband of Jane Pagan (formerly Parry, 13 Frances Street, Darwen (both the Darwen Advertiser, 4.8.1916, and the Darwen News,4.1.1919, give his address as 48 Greenway Street, Darwen).

PARSONS Harold
Rank: Driver. Regiment: Royal Field Artillery. Died: not known; "believed to be drowned" in Egypt (D.A., 19.11.1915). Notes: of 2 James Street West, Darwen. Source: .Darwen Advertiser, 19th November 1915 and the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
PEARSON R D
Rank: Private Notes: of Blackburn Road, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
PHEASEY Amos
Rank: Driver 1845. Regiment: Royal Field Artillery. Died: Thursday 29th June 1916, at Liverpool of pneumonia. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : II. 111. Notes: 28 years old; of 2 Chadwick Street, Darwen. 
 
PICKERING Harry
Rank: Private 20141. Regiment: 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 18th April 1916. Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel number: 19. Notes: 19 years old; son of Mr and Mrs Pickering, 13 Frederick Street, Darwen.
 
PICKERING Robert
Rank: Private 15942. Regiment: 11th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 27th May 1916. Cemetery: Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Grave ref: I. H. 54. Notes: 30 years old; husband of Beatrice Pickering, 87 St.Alban's Road, Darwen.
 
PICKERING William
Rank: Private 9416. Regiment: 9th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Saturday 21st August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 58 to 72 or 218 to 219. Notes: 20 years old; of 55 Bury Street, Darwen (D.N. 4.1.1919); son of Stephen Pickering, Model Lodging House, Darwen, and the late Mary Pickering.
 
PICKUP George
Rank: Private 15552. Regiment: 11th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: son of Councillor John and Annie Pickup, Higher Marsh House, Darwen.
 
PILKINGTON Martin
Rank: L-Corporal. Notes: of 17 Browning Street, Hoddlesden. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).

PLUMMER Joshua
 
Rank: Corporal S/5574. Regiment: 10th Bn, Rifle Brigade. Died: Sunday 26th September 1915. Cemetery: Rue-du-Bacquerot (13th) London Graveyard, Laventie, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : B.3. Notes: 20 years old; son of Mrs Selina Plummer, 49 Dove Lane, Darwen, and the late Joseph Plummer.
 
POLLARD L
Rank: Private 1241 (Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his rank as Lance Corporal). Regiment : 1st Ath Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 31st August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 20 years old; son of John H. and Jane Pollard, 427 Blackburn Road, Darwen.
 
POOLE John William
Rank: Private 527. Regiment: 10th Bn, Australian Infantry, A.I.F. Died: Monday 28th September 1914. Cemetery : Adelaide (West Terrace) Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia. Grave ref : Western J. 132.
 
PRESTON Charles
Rank: Private 3420. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 10th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 19 years old; of 3 Pitt Street, Darwen.
 
PROCTOR James Stephen
Rank: Corporal G/11118. Regiment: 2nd Bn., Middlesex Regiment. Died: Monday 23rd October 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B. Notes: 20 years old; of 16 George Street, Darwen.
 

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RAINFORD James
Rank: Private 30231. Regiment: 7th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died: Monday 13th November 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, FrancePanel number: Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B. Notes: 39 years old; of 6 Shorrock Fold, Darwen.
 
RAMSBOTTOM Walter
Rank: Private PS/9956. Regiment: 23rd Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Died: Sunday 5th November 1916. Cemetery: Mailly Wood Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : I. A. 20. Notes: 34 years old; son of Richard and Alice Ramsbottom, of Bury; his brother, Mr Fred Ramsbottom, is the headmaster of St.John's School, Darwen.
 
RATCLIFFE William
Rank: Corporal. Notes: of 24 Preston Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
RATCLIFFE William
Rank: Corporal 12563. Regiment: 7th Bn, South Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 28th December 1915 in a war hospital in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref: number 6.177. Notes: parents live at 24 Preston Street, Darwen.
 
RAWLINSON C T (or L T)
Rank: Private. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 20th August 1915 from wounds received in action at the Dardanelles. Notes: 19 years old; of 254 Bolton Road, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 10th September 1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
RAWLINSON Joseph
Rank: Captain. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
RICHARDS T
Rank: Private. Notes: of 105 Greenway Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 14 T.Richards' listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
RICKETTS C
Rank : Sergeant Major. Notes: of 48 Exchange Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).

RIDING John
Rank: Private 28771. Regiment: 9th Bn., Cheshire Regiment. Died: Saturday 8th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France.Panel number: Pier and Face 3 C and 4 A. Notes: 31 years old; husband of Emma Riding, 55 Gillibrand Street, Darwen (both the Darwen Advertiser, 21.7.1916, and Darwen News, 4.1.1919, give his address as 17 Brook Street, Darwen.
 
RISBY Harry
Rank: Private 17286. Regiment: 9th Bn, Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died : Tuesday 21st September 1915. Cemetery: Cambrin Churchyard Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : H.18. Notes: 22 years old; of 86 Redearth Road, Darwen.
 
ROBERTS William
Rank: Private 20027. Regiment : 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 9th April 1916. Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel number: 19. Notes: 19 years old; of 60 Greenway Street, Darwen.
 
ROBINSON William H
Rank: Private 12464. Regiment: "A" Coy, 7th Bn, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died: Sunday 10th October 1915. Cemetery: Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave ref : IV.H.10. Notes: 20 years old; of 6 Franklin Street, Darwen.
 
ROSTRON Christopher
Rank: Rifleman C/1405. Regiment: 16th Bn., King's Royal Rifle Corps. Died: Saturday 15th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B. Notes: of 17 Springfield Street, Darwen.

ROTHWELL Squire
Rank: Private 3550. Regiment: 2nd/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 14th July 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey; buried at sea with full military honours. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: of 123 Kay Street, Darwen.
 
RUSHTON Frank Gregson
Rank: Second Lieutenant. Regiment: General List and 2nd Bn., Wiltshire Regiment, attd. 53rd Trench Motar Bty. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Cemetery: Carnoy Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Grave ref : Q. 25. Notes: 30 years old; of Duckworth Street, Darwen; son of Mrs Martha A.Crompton, 22 Gilibrand Street, Darwen.
 
SAMES Herbert Colin
Rank: Private 2309. Regiment: "D" Coy, 1st/6th Bn, Manchester Regiment. Died: Wednesday 23rd June 1915. Cemetery: Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave ref : L.56. Notes: 20 years old; son of George Gilbert and Jennet Sames, Dingfield, Blackburn (Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives the address as Lower Darwen).

SAMES William Fielding
Rank: Lieutenant. Rank: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Territorials. Died: Monday 31st May 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 21 years old; of North Bank, Lower Darwen.
 
SAVATARD Thomas Warner
Rank: Captain. Regiment: 7th Bn, Manchester Regiment. Died: Saturday 29th May 1915. Cemetery: Redoubt Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. Grave ref : Sp.Mem. B.141. Notes: 36 years old; of Trinity Vicarage, Darwen; son of the Rev. Louis and Mrs Savatard, of "The Rest Maney", Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham.
 
SCHOFIELD Thomas Hoyle
Rank: Private 20030. Regiment: 1st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 17th June 1915. Cemetery: Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boezinge, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref : VI.C.47. Notes: 21 years old; of 81 Dove Lane, Darwen.
 
SCOTT David Ellis
Rank: Private 9493. Regiment: 2nd Bn., Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Died: Sunday 3rd September 1916 Cemetery: St.Sever Cemetery, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France. Grave ref : B. 24. 17. Notes: 29 years old; husband of Margaret Scott, Belmont Cottages, Cardenden, Fife (the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his address as Tockholes).

SCOWCROFT William
Rank: Corporal 3029. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 12th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 29 years old; of 23 Crewdson Street, Darwen (Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his address as 59 Cavendish Street, Darwen).
 
SEDDON Thomas William
Rank: Private. Regiment: Royal Irish Regiment. Died: Wednesday 5th July 1916. Notes: of 223 Bolton Road, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 3.11.1916.
 
SHAKESHAFT Thomas
Rank: Private 24508. Regiment: 2nd Bn., South Wales Borderers. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Cemetery: Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France. Grave ref : B. 4. Notes: brother of Mr Wilkshire, 25 Robert Street, Darwen.
 
SHIPSTONE George William
Rank: Stoker 1st Class 153752 (RMR/POB/116). Regiment: R.N. H.M.S. "Broke", Royal Navy. Died: Wednesday 31st May 1916. Memorial: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire. Panel number: 19. Notes: 49 years old; father of Elsie May Scott, 46 Lever Street, Little Lever; his sister, Mrs Thatcher, lives at 41 Bedford Street, Darwen.
 
SHORROCK Bernard
Rank: Private PLY/15632. Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry, H.M.S. "Defence", Royal Navy. Died: Wednesday 31st May 1916. Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel number: 18. Notes: 20 years old (the Darwen Advertiser, 9.6.1916, gives his age as 16); son of Mr John and Mrs Harriet Alice Shorrock, Baron Mill House, Hollins, Darwen.

SHORROCK William Henry
Rank: Private 1235. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 4th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 113 to 117. Notes: 19 years old; of 6 Back Lane, Darwen; son of Mrs Shorrock, Model Lodging House, Darwen.
 
SHUTTLEWORTH Benjamin
Rank: Private 16251. Regiment: 8th Bn., Border Regiment. Died: Wednesday 5th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 A and 7 C. Notes: his cousin, Mrs Shuttleworth, lives at 490 Blackburn Road, Darwen.
 
SINFIELD C A
Rank: Corporal. Notes: of 30 Bridge Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).

SINGLETON G
Rank: Rifleman R/9370. Regiment: 1st Bn, Royal Rifle Corps. Died: Sunday 22nd August 1915. Cemetery: Woburn Abbey Cemetery, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : I.F.2. Notes: 28 years old; son of Mrs Margaret Ellen Singleton, 25 Brighton Terrace, Darwen.
 
SINGLETON Harry
Rank: Private 24176. Regiment: 13th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Thursday 17th August 1916. Cemetery : Serre Road Cemetery No.2, Somme, France. Grave ref : XXII. E. 15. Notes: 21 years old; son of Mrs Louisa Singleton, 11 Corporation Street, Darwen.
 
SLATER Fred
Rank: Private 1783. Regiment: "B" Coy, 1stAth Bn, The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 15th June 1915. Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 27 and 28. Notes: 20 years old; son of James Henry and Eliza Jane Slater, 92 Senior Street, Preston; nephew of Mrs Taylor, Finch Street, Darwen.
 
SLATER James MM
Rank: Gunner 56359. Regiment: "B" Bty, 105th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died: Saturday 15th April 1916. Cemetery: Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery French Extension, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : A. 71. Notes: husband of M.Slater.
 
SMITH Ernest James
Rank: Private 17258. Regiment: 8th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 3rd May 1916, "accidently killed" (Darwen Advertiser, 19.5.1916). Cemetery: Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref: 1. J. 20. Notes: 28 years old; of 172 Duckworth Street, Darwen.
 
SMITH J E
Rank: L-Corporal. Notes: of 84 Blackburn Road, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919.
 
SMITH John Heap
Rank: Private. Regiment: 6th Bn, K.O.S.B. Died: Saturday 25th September 1915; killed in France. Notes: 19 years old; of 24 Dandy Row, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser 29th October 1915.
 
SMITH William
Rank: Corporal. Notes: of Bell Coney Farm, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 13.7.1916; there are 321 W. Smith's on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
SPEAK W H
Rank: Sapper 65662. Regiment: 126th Field Coy., Royal Engineers. Died: Wednesday 12th July 1916. Cemetery: Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France. Grave ref : X. F. 20. Notes: of 42 Preston Street, Darwen.
 
SPENCER James
Rank: Private 10758. Regiment: 6th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 29th October 1915. Cemetery: Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey. Grave ref : II.D.10. Notes: 21 years old; son of Thomas and Mary Spencer, 249 Bolton Road, Darwen.
 
SPRAGUE Bert
Rank: Sergeant 1155. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Saturday 19th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 19 years old; of Clifton Street, Darwen.
 
STANDEN Thomas
Rank: Rifleman Z/1891. Regiment: 2nd Bn, Rifle Brigade. Died: Wednesday 17th March 1915. Memorial: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 44. Notes: son of Mr.T.Standen, 9 Hollins Row, Darwen.
 
STUART John
Rank: Private 17844. Regiment : 5th Bn., Shropshire Light Infantry. Died: Saturday 16th September 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 12 A and 12 D. Notes: son of John Thomas and Ellen Jane Stuart; husband of Alice Stuart, 4 James Street, Belthorn.
 
STUTTERD Frank
(Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his surname as STUDDARD). Rank: Private 14966 Regiment: 6th Bn, King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Died: Friday 6th August 1915. Cemetery: Beach Cemetery, ANZAC Cove (Hell Spit), Turkey. Grave ref: II. H. 11 Notes: 23 years old; of 24 Gillibrand Street, Darwen (Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his address as Higher Argyle Street, Darwen).
 
SUMMERFIELD Robert
Rank: Private 25877. Regiment: 11th Bn., Cheshire Regiment. Died: Friday 14th July 1916. Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : XIV. A. 10A. Notes: 24 years old; of 6 Harwood Lane, Hoddlesden; son of Thomas and Susannah Summerfield, of Pendlebury, near Manchester.
 
SUMNER James
Rank: Lance-Corporal 29954. Regiment: 1st Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Tuesday 8th August 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C. Notes: son of Richard and Margaret Sumner; husband of Ellen Sumner, 20 Gladstone Street, Darwen (the Darwen Advertiser, 1.9.1916, gives his address as 18 India Street, Darwen).
 
SUTTON J B
Rank: Private. Notes: of Olive Lane, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 17 J.Sutton's on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.

SUTTON Richard
Rank: Private 5110017. Regiment: 8th Bn, Seaforth Highlanders. Died: Monday 13th December 1915. Memorial: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 112 to 115. Notes: 22 years old; of 6 Ellesmere Road, Darwen.
 
SWEENEY Walter
Rank: Private 20031. Regiment: "A" Coy, 6th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 19th April 1916. Memorial: Basra Memorial, Iraq. Panel number: 17. Notes: 29 years old; son of James and Katherine Sweeney; husband of Florence Sweeney, 3 Dover Street, Chapels, Darwen (the Darwen Advertiser, 16.6.1916, gives his address as 12a Cotton Hall Street, Darwen).

TATTERSALL A
Rank: Private 9366. Regiment: 2nd Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Wednesday 26th August 1914. Cemetery: Esnes Communal Cemetery, Nord, France. Grave ref : I.
 
TAYLOR Ernest
Rank: Private 20473. Regiment: 1st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: 26 years old; husband of Mary Taylor, 10 Highfield Road, Darwen.

TAYLOR James
Rank: Private. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: not known; died from wounds received in action at the Dardanelles. Notes: 25 years old; of 25 Peel Street, Darwen (Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives the address as 21 Peel Street, Darwen). Source: Darwen Advertiser, 15th July 1915.
 
TAYLOR Job
Rank: Driver L/ 17091. Regiment: "B" Bty. 56th Bde., Royal Field Artillery. Died: Thursday 10th August 1916. Memorial: Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, Poona, India. Panel number: Face B. Notes: 23 years old; of 12 Waterside Terrace, Waterside (the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his address as 2 Cambridge Street, Darwen); brother of Lance-Corporal John Taylor.
 
TAYLOR John
Rank: Lance-Corporal 15608. Regiment: 7th/8th Bn., King's Own Scottish Borderers. Died: Tuesday 15th August 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D. Notes: 27 years old; husband of Margaret Collum (formerly Taylor), 24 Marsh House Lane, Darwen; brother of Driver Job Taylor.
 
TAYLOR John Gerald
Rank: Private 21836. Regiment: 1st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 18th October 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: 19 years old; son of John and E. A. Taylor, 27 Cleveland Terrace, Darwen.
 
TAYLOR John Leach
Rank: Private 18832. Regiment: 1st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: of 11 Stansfield Street, Darwen.
 
TAYLOR J W
Rank: Private. Notes: of Quaker Lane, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919, under the heading 1914-1915.
 
TAYLOR W F
Rank: Private. Notes: of 15 Kelvin Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919, under the heading 1914-1915 (Darwen Advertiser, 9th July 1915, has him "reported missing").

THOMPSON A
Rank: Private. Notes: of 5 Lower Cross Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; could be the same A.Thompson as Albert Thompson below, or perhaps his brother.
 
THOMPSON Albert
Rank: Private 22514. Regiment: 1st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: of 5 Lower Cross Street, Darwen.
 
THOMPSON Thomas Edward
Rank: Private 703. Regiment: 6th Bn, Royal Munster Fusiliers. Died: Saturday 7th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 185 to 190. Notes: of 24 Maria Street, Darwen.
 
THORNBER James Skinner
Rank: Private 10/68. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 12th March 1915. Memorial: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. Panel number: 18.
 
THORNBER John
Rank: Private 17287. Regiment: 2nd Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Died: 14th April 1917 at Villers Guislain.
Memorial: Thiepval Memorial. Panel number: Pier and Face 4D. Notes: of 9 Wellington Fold, Darwen - confirmed by census, married to Florence, two sons Norman and John (elder son).
 
THORNLEY Norman William
Rank: Private 6631. Regiment: 24th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Died: Wednesday 8th November 1916. Cemetery: Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps, Somme, France. Grave ref : II. O. 9. Notes: 24 years old; son of Councillor John B. and Mrs J.B.Thornley, of Ivy Dene, Belgrave Road, Darwen.
 
TOMLINSON Herbert
Rank: Acting Bombardier L/8802. Regiment: "C" Bty. 150th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died: Tuesday 4th July 1916. Cemetery: Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Grave ref : I. A. II. Notes: 28 years old; of 142 Sough Road, Darwen.
 
TOMLINSON J
Rank: Lieutenant Sergeant (-). Notes: of Municipal Buildings, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919, under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
TOWNSEND John
Rank: Private 3044. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 34 years old; of 9 Clarence Street, Darwen.
 
TURBUTT John
Rank: Sergeant 269. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 4th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: of 35 Tythebarn Street, Darwen.
 
TYSON William
Rank: Private 23518. Regiment: The King's (Liverpool Regiment). Died: Monday 26th June 1916. Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Grave ref : C. IX. 3. Notes: 35 years old; of 33 Nelson Street, Darwen.


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WADDICOR John James
Rank: Private 12321. Regiment : 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 13th November 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: the Darwen Advertiser, 1.12.1916, gives his address as 13 Blacksnape, whilst the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his address as 18 Blacksnape.
 
WALKDEN J
Rank: Signaller. Notes: of 5 Back Noble Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
WALKDEN Thomas
Rank: Lance Corporal 17744. Regiment: 1st Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Died: Monday 18th September 1916. Cemetery: Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Grave ref : I. F. 3. Notes: 19 years old; son of John James and Fanny Walkden, 95 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn (the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his address as Belthorn).
 
WALKER Reuben Yates
Rank: Lance Corporal 19912 Regiment : 6th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment Died: Wednesday 19th July 1916 Cemetery: Amara War Cemetery, Iraq Grave ref : XIV. J. 3. Notes: 19 years old; son of Wright and Florence Walker, 6 Roda Street, Moston, Manchester; the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his address as 28 Woodville Terrace, Darwen (brother of William Walker, below?).
 
WALKER William
Rank: Private 6493. Regiment: 11th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Sunday 16th July 1916 Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D. Notes: of 28 Woodville Terrace, Darwen (brother of Reuben Yates Walker, above?).
 
WALMSLEY Tom
Rank: Private 2743. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 21st October 1915. Cemetery: Gibraltar (North Front) Cemetery, Gibraltar. Grave ref : C.3155. Notes: 20 years old; of 33 Dove Lane, Darwen.
 
WALSH Charles
Rank: Private 9065. Regiment: 2nd Bn, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Died: Sunday 13th September 1914; killed in Battle of Aisne. Memorial : La Ferte-Sous-Jouare Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France. Memorial number: -. Notes: age 26; son of Sarah Walsh, 29 Eccles Row, Blackburn and the late Charles Walsh; brother lives at 26 Heys Lane, Darwen.
 
WALSH Charles
Rank: Seaman Notes: of 1 Bury's Court, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919, under the heading 1914-1915.
 
WALSH Enoch
Rank: Lance Corporal 21543. Regiment: 20th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Monday 29th May 1916. Cemetery: Le Touret Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'avoue, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : III. G. 2. Notes: of 63 Blacksnape.
 
WALSH Frederick John
Rank: Corporal 1345. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 16th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 19 years old; of 16 Fowler Street, Darwen.
 
WALSH John
Rank: Private 33142. Regiment: 17th Bn., Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died: Tuesday 15th February 1916. Cemetery: St.Vaast Post Military Cemetery, Richebourg-L'Avoue, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : II. P. 7. Notes: 22 years old; of Gladstone Street, Darwen; son of Mrs Alice Miriam Aspden, 87 Redearth Road, Darwen.
 
WALSH Norman
Rank: Private 20034. Regiment: 1st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment, 11th Brigade, 4th Division. Died: Wednesday 7th July 1915. Cemetery: Talana Farm Cemetery, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref : 11.E.28. Notes: 20 years old; of 14 Two Gates Terrace, Darwen (Darwen Advertiser, 15.7.1915; lists the address as 14 Anyon Street, Darwen).
 
WALSH Reuben
Rank: Private 12226. Regiment: 1st Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 13th May 1915. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 34. Notes: 24 years old; of 7 Sun Street, Darwen.
 
WARBURTON James
Rank: Private 29660. Regiment: 2nd Bn., South Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 21st October 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 7 A and 7 B. Notes: 19 years old; son of Mrs Warburton, 1 Philip Street, Darwen.
 
WARD J H
Rank: Private. Notes: of 2 View Road, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 109 J.Ward's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
WARD James
Rank: Private. Regiment: "Accrington Pals" (1 lth Bn., East Lancashire Regiment-). Died: - Saturday 1st July 1916. Notes: his sister, Miss Ward, lives at 110 Watery Lane, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 28.7.1916; there are 109 J.Ward's on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916 - 10 (ten) of them were killed on the 1st July.
 
WARD John
Rank: Private. Regiment: Coldstream Guards. Notes: of 1 Progress Street, Darwen. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 14.4.1916; there are 109 J.Ward's on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
WARING George
Rank: Company Sergeant-Majoy 243. Regiment: 2nd/12th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 25th June 1916, in hospital at Whitchurch (Darwen Advertiser, 7.7.1916). Cemetery: Bolton (Tonge) Cemetery. Grave ref :III. E1. CE. 94. Notes: husband of Elizabeth Waring, 102 Chorley Street, Bolton; his sister lives at 10 Cross Street, Darwen; the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, spells his name Wearing.
 
WARING Harry
Rank: Private 3684. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 20th July 1915. Cemetery: Darwen Cemetery. Grave ref : H.438. Notes: 36 years old; son of Robert and Laura Waring, 7 Beckett Street, Darwen.
 
WATERSHOUSE Albert DCM 
Rank: Rifleman 8883. Regiment: 4th Bn, King's Royal Rifles. Died: Sunday 27th June 1915. Cemetery: Ferme Buteme Military Cemetery, 2km east of Armentieres, Nord, France. Grave ref : C.24. Notes: sister lives at 112 Sudell Road, Darwen; "killed in action when on the evening of returning home on furlough to be married" (Source: Darwen Advertiser, 15.7.1915).
WATSON Evan
Rank: Sergeant 200151. Regiment:East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Thursday 21st March 1918. Memorial: Pozieres, panels 42 and 43. Son of Robert Marquis and Sarah Alice Watson.
 
WATSON J K
Rank: Corporal 1868. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Monday 5th June 1916. Cemetery: Suez War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt. Grave ref : D. 9. Notes: 24 years old; of 134 Lowergate, Clitheroe; formerly employed at Cranberry Lane Pit, Darwen, as a collier.
 
WATSON Thomas
Rank: Private 22461. Regiment: 7th Bn, Gloucestershire Regiment. Died: Thursday 9th December 1915 "from frostbite and lockjaw at the Gallipoli Peninsula" (source: Darwen Advertiser, 17.12.1915). Cemetery: Malta (Capuccini) Naval Cemetery, Malta. Grave ref : number 291. Notes: 20 years old; of 111 Avondale Road, Darwen.
 
WEARING George see under WARING
 
WHALLEY Augustine
Rank: Private 4935. Regiment: 61st Coy, Machine Gun Corps (Inf). Died: Saturday 1st April 1916. Cemetery: Essex Farm Cemetery, Boezinge, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Grave ref : I. J. 2. Notes: grandson of Mrs Haydock, 431 Blackburn Road, Darwen.

WHALLEY Henry Worthington
Rank: Captain. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Friday 4th June 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 19 years old.
 
WHALLEY I
Rank: L-Corporal. Notes: of Harwood Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; could he be the same person as James Irving Whalley, below?
 
WHALLEY James Irvine
Rank: Lance-Corporal 6476. Regiment: 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 25th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: 18 years old; could he be the same person as I.Whalley, above?

WHITESIDE Percy
Rank: Private. Notes: of 2 Gadfield Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 2 P.Whiteside's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
WHITTAKER J J
Rank: Private. Notes: of 13 Blacksnape. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 18 J.Whittaker's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
WHITTAKER William
Rank: Private 21699. Regiment: 1st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Tuesday 29th August 1916 Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, leper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel number: 34. Notes: husband of Lillie Whittaker, of 17 Radford Street, Darwen; son of Robert and the late Elizabeth Whittaker, 7 Radfield Avenue, Darwen.
 
WHITTLE J
Rank: Private 1842. Regiment: 4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Sunday 6th June 1915. Cemetery: Pink Farm Cemetery, Helles, Turkey. Grave ref : Sp. Mem. 216. Notes: of 78 Hindle Street.
 
WIGGLESWORTH James Stephen
Rank: Private 9411. Regiment: 9th Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Sunday 7th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 58 to 72 or 218 to 219. Notes: 38 years old; of 90 Kay Street, Darwen.
 
WIGNALL J H
Rank: Private. Notes: of 345 Blackburn Road, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 4 J. Wignall's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
WILD Richard
Rank: Private 1216. Regiment : 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Thursday 10th June 1915. Cemetery: Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Grave ref : A.I. 3. Notes: 22 years old; sister lives at 108 Kay Street, Darwen.
 
WILLIAMS George
Rank: Gunner L/8507. Regiment: "B" Bty, 150th Bde, Royal Field Artillery. Died: Friday 14th July 1916. Cemetery: Peronne Road Cemetery, Maricourt, Somme, France. Grave ref : I. F. 6. Notes: 29 years old; son of Henry and Ellen Williams; husband of Annie Williams, 25 Hindle Street, Darwen.
 
WILLIAMS John (Jack)
Rank: Private 3471. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: of 63 Harwood Street, Darwen.
 
WILSON Matthew
Rank: Private 312. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Wednesday 22nd September 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 36 years old; of 125 Blackburn Road, Darwen.
 
WILSON Tom
Rank: Private. Notes: of Duckworth Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 54 T. Wilson's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
WITTON Jack
Rank: Private. Notes: of 6 Cavendish Street, Darwen. Source: listed in the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919, under the heading 1914-1915 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
WOOD Edward
Rank: Stoker 1st Class SS/111018. Regiment: HMS "Defence", Royal Navy. Died: Wednesday 31st May 1916. Memorial: Plymouth Naval Memorial, Devon. Panel number: 16. Notes: of 85 Kay Street, Darwen.
 
WOOD Edward
Rank: Private. Notes: of 85 Cemetery Road, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 81 E. Wood's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916; could he be the same Edward Wood as listed above? The address for both is number 85.
 
WOODBURN Henry Albert
Rank : Private 21338. Regiment: 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 15th September 1916. Cemetery: Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Grave ref : I. N. 7. Notes: of 15 Back Duckworth Street, Darwen.

WOODBURN William
Rank: Private 201012.  Regiment: 2/4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment.  Died: Age 26, killed in action on the 15th September 1917, Belgium.  Remembered on the Nieuport Memorial, Belgium.

WOODCOCK Simeon 
Rank: Private 7999. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 9th May 1915. Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warenton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel number: 5 and 6. Notes: of Princes Street, Darwen; nephew of Mr James Woodcock, 1 Causeway Street, Darwen.
 
WOODHOUSE Percy Aspden
Rank: Second Lieutenant. Regiment: 9th Bn, Manchester Regiment. Died: Saturday 11th September 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number: 158 to 170.

WOOLLEY James
Rank: Private 4486. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 17th March 1915. Cemetery: Vieille-Chapelle New Military Cemetery, Lacoutre, Pas de Calais, France. Grave ref : VII. B. 12. Notes: 29 years old; husband of Isabella Brown (formerly Woolley), 13 Isherwood Street, Darwen (Darwen News, 4.1.1919, gives his address as 10 Fowler Street, Darwen).
 
WORDEN Arthur
Rank: Private. Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Friday 15th December 1916. Notes: of 6 William Street, Spring Vale, Darwen (the Darwen News, 4.1.1919, lists his address as 20 Cyprus Street, Darwen). Source: Darwen Advertiser, 29.12.1916 (not listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website).
 
WORSLEY Henry
Rank: Private 2252. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment (T.F.). Died: Monday 17th May 1915 (the Darwen Advertiser, 9.7.1915, gives the date of death as the 19th May 1915) Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: 21 years old; of 14 Primrose Street, Darwen.
 
WORSWICK Albert
Rank: Lance Corporal 10024. Regiment: 2nd Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Sunday 9th May 1915 at Mons. Memorial: Ploegsteert Memorial, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel number: 5 and 6. Notes: 27 years old; son of Thomas and Margaret Worswick, 27 Clarence Street, Darwen.
 
YATES Eli
Rank: Private 420244 regiment: 16th Bn Canadian Infantry. Died 13th June 1916. Age 24. Memorial: Ypres (Menin Gate), Panel Reference: Panel 24-26-28-30. Additonal Information: Son of the late Eli and helen Yates of Darwen.
 
YATES Frederick
Rank: Private 316440 Regiment 2nd Bn Monmouthshire Regiment. Died 12th November 1918. Age 36. Cemetery: St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen Grave Reference: S.11. GG.5. Additional information: Husband of Mary Yates, of 30, Joseph St. West, Darwen.
 
YATES George
Rank: Private 13531 Regiment: 6th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers. Died 18 February 1919. Age 34. Cemetery: Darwen Grave Reference. Husband of Sarah Pickup (formerly Yates) of 587, Blackburn Road, Darwen.
 
YATES George
Rank: Private 242765 Regiment: 1st/5th Bn East Lancashire Regiment. Died 8th September 1917. Age 20. Cemetery: Ypres Town Cemetery Extension Grave Reference: 11.F.9.  Son of James and Margaret Ellen Yates of Hawkshaw farm, darwen.
 
YATES George William
Rank: Private 13063. Regiment: 10th Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Died: Friday 7th July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D. Notes: of 63 Vernon Street, Darwen.
 
YATES Robert Norman
Rank: Private 25009. Regiment: 7th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Saturday 22nd July 1916. Memorial: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France. Panel number: Pier and Face 6 C. Notes: 25 years old; of 5 Cranfield View, Darwen; son of John Pates, 30 Cranberry Lane, Darwen.
 
YATES J W
Rank: Private 67476. Regiment: 19th Field Amb., Royal Army Medical Corps. Died: Friday 3rd November 1916. Cemetery: Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme, France. Grave ref : II. F. 15. Notes: 25 years old; son of Mr and Mrs George Pates, 19 Higher Church Street, Darwen; husband of Mrs V.P.Vipind (formerly Pates), 36 Roose Road, Barrow-in-Furness.
 
YATES James
Rank: Private. Died: Saturday 1st July 1916. Notes: 23 years old. Source: Darwen Advertiser, 21.7.1916; there are two J.Yates who died on the 1st July 1916 listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website.
 
YATES James
Rank: Private 6709.  Regiment: 16 Bn Manchester Regiment. Died 1st July 1916. Age 23. memorial: Thiepval Memorial Panel reference: Pier and Face 13A and 14C.  Additional information: son of Richard Entwistle Yates and Amy yates of 1, Darlington Street, Cheetham Hill, Manchester, formerly of Darwen.
 
YATES James
Rank: Private 200888. Regiment: 1st/4th The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Died 9th April 1918. Age 24. Cemetery: Brown's Road Military Cemetery, Festubert Grave Reference: 1V.C.3. Awards: Mentioned in Despatches.  Son of Alice Yates of 72, Old Lanaster Lane, Preston and the late Thomas Yates, formerly of Darwen.
 
YATES William
Rank: Private 24471. Regiment: Border Regiment transferred to (35292) Labour Corps. Died 12 January 1918. Age 42. Cemetery:  Darwen Cemtery Reference: K 340.  Husband of Mary Alice Yates of 45, Atlas Road, Darwen.
 
YOUD Robert
Rank: Private 61179. Regiment: 17th Bn Manchester Regiment. Died 22nd March, 1918. Age 19. Memorial: Pozieres Memorial Panel Reference: Panel 64 to 67.  Son of Catherine Youd, ^, Carus Street, Hoddlesden, Darwen and the late Robert Youd.
 
YOUNG Leonard
Rank: Private. Notes: of 5 Edmund Street, Darwen. Source: listed on the Roll of Honour in the Darwen News, Saturday 4th January 1919; there are 10 (ten) L.Young's listed on the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website for 1916.
 
YOUNG Leonard
Rank: Private 2652. Regiment: 1st/4th Bn, East Lancashire Regiment. Died: Friday 13th August 1915. Memorial: Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey. Panel number : 113 to 117. Notes: of 5 Edmund Street, Darwen.
 
YOUNG William Edward
Rank: Corporal 23906. Regiment: 1st Garrison Bn North Staffordshire Regiment. Died 27th August 1917. Age 25. Cemetery Boulogne Eastern Cemetery Grave Reference: V111.1.18.  Son of John and Margaret Ann Young.  The "Darwen News" records him as "sergeant" and states his wife was living at 177, Olive Lane, Darwen.

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