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9 October 1917 Sgt Charles Edgar Salmon died on this day

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Born at Albany Terrace, Burnley in January 1896, Edgar was educated at St Mary Magdalene's School in the town before going on to study art at Burnley Technical College where he became a prominent member (and a local champion swimmer) of Burnley Swimming Club and Drum Major of Burnley Boy's Club. At first a house painter, by 1911 he was employed as …


14 November 1916 Pte Bertie Adams was killed in action on this day

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A weaver at Duckworth's Mill, Kelbrook, Bertie was born at Foulridge, Lancashire in 1895. He enlisted into the East Lancashire Regiment at Nelson in 1915 and was sent to the Western Front in August 1916 where he was thrown straight into the Battle of the Somme. On the opening day of the Battle of the Ancre, Bertie took part in the successful openi…


204071 Private George Leonard Collins,  2nd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment

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In 1966, I visited for the first time, the grave of my grandfather, George Leonard Collins, in Vailly-sur-Aisne British Cemetery, France. Image: Grave of Private George Leonard Collins 204071 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment in Vailly-sur-Aisne British Cemetery, France. My grandmother had never been able to make the journey due to ill hea…


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…


36559 Pte Robert Latham, 9/Leicestershire Regiment.

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According to his WWI Service Records, Robert, a carter by trade, lived at 8 Hilary Street, Burnley, Lancashire. He was born in 1892 and was married to Clara and had two children, Fred (27 June 1914) and Richard (29 May 1916). His medical gives him as 5ft 6/14 and age 26 and six months. Robert initially enlisted in Preston on 29 June 1916 into…


10184 Pte Martin Durkin, 2nd Bn East Lancashire Regiment

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Of Hatter Street, Burnley, Pte Durkin was mortally wounded by shell fire whilst out of the line near Rouge-Croix on 14 March 1915. He succumbed to his injuries on 17 March whilst at the ‘Rawalpindi British General Hospital' at Wimereux , where he is now buried in the communal cemetery. He was 23 years of age. 17 March 1915 Research by David O’Mar…


19 April 1916: 5179 Pte.Dennis Cyril Byrne, 6th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

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A labourer in a pipe-works in his civilian life, Dennis was born in Burnley, Lancashire in 1894. He enlisted into the 3rd Battalion, East Lancashire Regiment in Burnley in October 1914 and, after training was allocated to the 1st Battalion. Arriving on the Western Front on 25 October 1915, he joined his battalion at Hedauville, Somme and was soon…


19 May 1918: 574077 Pte Benjamin Jackson, 988 Coy Labour Corps.

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According to his Short Attestation papers, Benjamin, formerly 12588 in the 1st Bn East Lancashire Regiment, was a labourer at Grimshaw's brewery in Burnley. He enlisted into the East Lancs on 30 August 1914. He was 21 years old, 5 ft 3 ⅜ inches tall and weighed 109 lbs. He was duly posted 4 September 1914. He had a fiancee, Ada Chambers. Benjami…


1 July 1916 : Lieut Charles Stonehouse, W Coy 11th Bn East Lancs Regt.

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A keen sportsman, he played amateur football for Blackburn Crosshill FC and also represented his town at hockey. Charles enlisted into the East Lancashire Regiment in Accrington on 17 September 1914 as a private and was issued with the regimental number 15360. Not long after enlistment, he was promoted to Lance Corporal before being recommended for…


13 July 1916 : 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…