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14 August 1915 Pte Samuel Quinn died of his wounds on this day

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From Burnley, Lancashire where he was still resident (Anne Street) at the time of his enlistment, Samuel (who possibly actually served under an alias: there is a possibility that his true family name is O'Donnell) was born in 1894. After enlisting into his local territorial battalion in the early days of the war, he landed at Gallipoli in May 1915 …


Pte William Shaw died of his wounds in hospital in the UK: 12 September 1916

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William lived at 61 Finsley Gate in neighbouring Burnley. He enlisted soon after the declaration of war. He arrived in France after training in early 1916 He was severely wounded and returned to the UK where he he died of his wounds in hospital on 12 September 1916. He was 36 years old. William was buried in Epsom Cemetery.   12 September 19…


Pte Ernest Scott: 14 September 1914

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Ernest was a warehouseman at Spring Mills at Wheatley Lane near Burnley prior to the outbreak of war. A pre-war reservist, he was recalled to duty on 4 August 1914 and embarked for France within a fortnight of the declaration. A veteran of the Battles of Mons and the Marne, he was severely wounded by shrapnel shattering his arm during the Battle o…


3 October 1916 Pte John Henry Hargreaves died on this day of his wounds

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A weaver from Burnley, Lancashire, John was also a keen footballer and secretary of the Burnley and District Junior Football League. He enlisted into the 3/4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment in early 1916 but was transferred to the North Lancs whilst at Witley in Surrey, prior to embarking on overseas service in August 1916. Severely wounded …


25 October 1914 Pte Charles Dixon died on this day

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Born in Burnley, Lancs in 1886, Charles originally joined the Army in early 1904 and was a reservist still living in the town (37 Old Hall Street) at the time of his re-enlistment in Preston in August 1914. Arriving in France (Le Havre) with the 1st Battalion on 22nd August 1914, he took part in the Battles of Le Cateau, the Marne and the Aisne bef…


29 October 1914 Pte John Bradley killed in action on this day

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Living at 113 Sandygate, Burnley at the time of his re-enlistment in August 1914, John had originally seen boy service with the Manchesters since late September 1901. A recalled reservist, he landed in France on 8 October 1914 seeing service in the area of Richebourg. Whilst holding the line in the vicinity of Festubert on 29 October 1914, John's …


15 November 1916 Pte Arthur Henry Sharples was killed on this day

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A cotton weaver from Burnley, Lancashire, Arthur was born in the town in 1898. Resident on Berry Street, Burnley, he enlisted into the Army in September 1914 but, due to his age, saw his active service deferred until 1916 when he travelled to France to join the 7th Bn East Lancs on the Somme. Arthur served throughout much of the Battle of the Som…


20 November 1917 Pte Stephen Carroll was killed in action on this day

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From Burnley, Lancashire, Stephen enlisted into the Special Reserve on 20 July 1914. A foundry worker by trade, he was in Plymouth at the outbreak of war. Appointed Lance Corporal with the 3rd Bn East Lancs, but he gave up his stripe upon transfer at Winchester to the 2nd Battalion (with which he moved to France in November 1914). Stephen was wou…


22 November 1917 Pte Alexander McNab was killed in action on this day

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A Special Reservist at the outbreak of war, Alexander was born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1890. In civilian life, he was employed at West's Mill, Harle Syke but had enlisted into the 3rd East Lancs at Blackburn in 1911 and was in camp at Workington when news of the outbreak of war came through. Immediately mobilised into service, he arrived in Franc…


6000 Gnr William Greenwood, 111th Company, MGC (Inf)

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William was residing with his parents at Church Square, Worsthorne at the time of his enlistment. Originally enlisting into the East Lancashire Regiment in April 1915, he was sent to the 10th (Reserve) Battalion (and numbered 10/21472) before proceeding overseas with the 8th Battalion (to which he was transferred) serving in France. Soon after arri…


L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt

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244904 L Cpl John James Clegg, 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Regt. John Clegg was an employee of Messrs. Grey Ltd at Livingstone Mill, Burnley before the war. A married father of two, he was conscripted into the Army in October 1916 and was sent on active service in January 1917. A participant in the 3rd Battle of Ypres and Cambrai in 1917, he also…


32637 Pte Arthur Swain, 13th Bn Essex Regiment

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Born in Burnley in 1897, Arthur Swain was living at 20, North Street in the same town at the time of his enlistment (as 23399 in the East Lancashire Regiment) in early 1916. Transferred to the 13th Bn Essex regiment after arrival in France in October 1916, Arthur took part in actions on the Ancre, at Arras and Cambrai. He was wounded during sporadi…


12177 Pte Walter Catlow, 7th Bn East Lancashire Regt

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An employee of Messrs Eastwood Ltd, Carriage Proprietors in Burnley, Lancashire, Walter Catlow was born in Burnley in 1874. He enlisted, in Nelson, into the 8th Bn East Lancs, in September 1914 and he travelled with them to France on 1 August 1915. Walter saw his first frontline service in the Foncquevillers sector, and he was a participant in the …