Search results for East Lancs.

17 October 1916 : L/Cpl Frank Sagar


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 e...

20 November 1917 : Pte Stephen Carroll


The son of Luke Carroll (a brick maker) and Amelia Ann (née Walsh).  Stephen enlisted into the Special Reserve on 20 July 1914. Age 5 at the 1901 England Census, Stephen lived with his parents, his father Luke now a brick seller and infant brother and four boarders in Burnley.  Age 15 at the 1911 England Census, Stephen still lived at home, wit...

22 November 1917 : Pte Alexander McNab


His parents were Alexander (a blacksmith from Argylshire) and Janet (née Wardrop and from Stirlingshire) McNab. At the 1891 Census the family lived at 20 Buck St, Burnley. This included older brother William (age 2) and Alexander (six months). At the 1901 Census there were five more children (including twins) and 12 year old William was workin...

25 April 1917: GS/51615 Pte Edward Harwood, 13th Bn Royal Fusiliers


Born in Blackburn, Lancashire in 1887, Edward was living at 25,Coultate Street in Burnley at the time of his enlistment. Originally enlisting in the East Lancashire Regiment (as 27798), he was transferred to the 13th Bn Royal Fusiliers immediately prior to being sent on active service. Edward was killed in action near Gavrelle during the Battle...

Ep. 153 – The 66th (East Lancs) Division During the German Spring Offensive – David Martin


David Martin talks about his recent book on the 66th Division (East Lancs) during the German Spring Offensive. This is published by Pen & Sword. Your browser does not support the audio element.

Arthur Leonard Wrenford


Lt-Col A L Wrenford, 4/East Lancashire Regt.Killed in action 21 March 1918. Buried in Cabaret Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, Plot XXX Row F Grave 17.Memorial: A tall stone cross beside a footpath W of Villeret, S of Hargicourt, 13 km NNW of St Quentin. Location on Google Map Arthur Leonard Wrenford was born Kensington 25 April 1881. He was the...

23 June 1917 : Pte Sidney Crossley


Parents Herbert (a dock foreman working for a canal company) and Ellen (a cotton weaver). One of only two children at the Census in 1901 and living at 29 Greenshaw Street, Burnley. Ten years later parents and two children are now living at 134 Everly Street, Nelson. Both Sidney (age 20) and his sister Annie (15) were weavers in a local mill.  S...

19 November 1917 : Sgt James William Blake


Of 1 King Street, Burnley, James enlisted into the 5th Bn East Lancs (Regtl. Number 2991) on 15 October 1914. A book-keeper by trade, he was also associated with the town's theatrical businesses on a part-time basis. After volunteering for active duty, he proceeded overseas in March 1915, serving in Egypt and Gallipoli with the 1/5th battalion b...

Ep.277 – The Friendly Invasion of Lewes in 1914 – Jonathan Vernon


Jonathan Vernon, Digital Editor for The Western Front Association, talks about his research into Lewes during the opening months of the Great War. Your browser does not support the audio element. Jonathan looks at how the town coped with t...