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12 October 1917 : Pte Arthur Amos Hardisty

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Arthur was an apprentice printer and then a stationer in Barnoldswick. His mother died in 1891. in 1896 he married Olive Nuttall. Their son Percy was born in September 1897. Olive died in in August 1900 and Arthur's father died in 1901. In 1906 Arthur emigrated to New Zealand. In 1911 he was living at Palmerston, Manawatu-Wanganui. On 31 Janua…


17 October 1916 : L/Cpl Frank Sagar

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Franks parents were George and Emma - both were cotton weavers. They had married in 1881 and between 1884 and 1901 they had nine children, two of whom died has infants. Like two of sisters and three younger brothers, Frank worked in a nearby cotton mill.  At the time of his death the family lived at 7 Ribblesdale Terrace, Barnoldswick.  Frank en…


1 November 1918 : Pte Carl Watson

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His parents were Edmonson (Watson cotton twister) and Nancy. Carl Watson was employed as a twister in a cotton mill in Barnoldswick at the time of his enlistment. Conscripted in early 1917, he initially served as 243063 in the 2/5th Northumberland Fusiliers before being transferred on health grounds to the Labour Corps in December 1917. After …


16 November 1917 : Pte Joseph Williams

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Joseph was a carter employed by Barnoldswick Council prior to enlistment. He was conscripted into service at Halifax on 7 June 1916 and, after training with the 3rd West Ridings, was transferred to the 2nd Battalion and sent to France on 13 November 1916. After arriving at Etaples, he was attached to 255 Tunnelling Coy, Royal Engineers in the V…


14 December 1917: Pte James Ormerod Tattersall

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His father was a coal miner. James was a weaver.  After enlisting into the West Riding Territorials in Barnoldswick, James was sent to France in September 1916 and served on the Somme and in Belgium before being wounded in July 1917, whilst serving as part of a Lewis Gun team.  Sent back to the UK in October 1917 for recuperation, he married …


13 February 1915: Pte John Fawcett

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Parents Frank and his mother Pricilla. Oldest of three, with sisters Annie and Ada.  His sister Ada died in 1894 when John was 12 years old. Age 20 in 1902, John enlisted.  Age 29 at the 1911 Census we find John married to Mary Jane, both were working as cotton weavers and they had two children by then: Thomas (2) and John (10 months). They lived…


11 February 1917: Pte David Walling

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His father was a mason’s labourer, his older siblings weavers from leaving school. At the 1911 the Walling family consisted of 13 people living in a five roomed dwelling, this included the Head of House’s brother-in-law (a widower), his 3 children and a cousin. Age 23 in the spring of 1915 David married Bertha Sheldrick iand got out.  They l…