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19 January 1916 Pte Albert Edward Waddington


The eldest of five, Albert married Margaret Alice Lines (known as Martha) when he was just 20 in July 1891. He worked as a 'washing machine fitter' according to the 1911 Census. They had four children: Ivy, William, Albert and Ethel.  Albert and family were living in Padiham, Lancs at the time of his enlistment.  He enlisted in Burnley.  Alber…

2 July 1916 : L Cpl William Allen


William was employed as a spinner at Woodnook Mill, Accrington prior to enlistment and was also a member of the congregation of Oak Street Congregationalist Church and, at some time, a member of Accrington swimming club. Serving with 'W' Coy of the 11th East Lancs (the 'Accrington Pals'), William was killed during the assault on Serre and is burie…

23 February : The Accrington Pals Annual Memorial Service


11th (Service) Battalion (Accrington) The East Lancashire Regiment ‘The Accrington Pals’  Annual Memorial Service The Accrington Pals Annual Memorial Service commemorates the events which took place 105 years ago, when the Accrington Pals Battalion held their Valedictory Service.  The Accrington Pals left their hometowns 23 February 1915, e…