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7 August 1915 : L/Cpl Harold Owen

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His parents were William (then 59) and Rebecca (40). He was christened that September. The parents and older siblings worked in silk weaving. Both his father and mother died in April 1891 when Harold was 3 1/2. Having much older siblings it would appear they raised him. Twenty years later, age 23, Howard was living with his sisters Sarah Ann (38) a…


13 August 1915 : Pte Arthur Moore

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Parents James and Lettice Anne née Howarth.  At the 1911 Census Arthur was living at home with with two older brothers and his older sister, her husband and 8 year old son at 58, Baron Terrace, Healey Wood, Burnley. This was a four-roomed dwelling. Arthur was 16 and working as a cotton weaver.  Arthur was also a member of the Burnley Lads Club.…


14 August 1915 : Pte Samuel Quinn

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Father George, mother Sarah Jane. At the 1901 Census it would appear that father, mother, Samuel and his 66 year old grandfather were resident in the Chorlton Union Workhouse.  At the time of his enlistment 13 years later the family were at 12 Anne Street, Fullage, Burnley. After enlisting into his local territorial battalion in the early days o…


4 June 1915: Capt Henry Worthington Whalley

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Father John James Whalley - mill furnisher  Henry was educated at Blackburn Grammar School, Holmwood School, Formby and Sedbergh. A keen sportsman, Henry was also a member of the OTC at Sedbergh and was gazetted as a 2nd Lieutenant in the 4th East Lancashire Regt (TF) in February 1913. Promoted to Lieutenant in November 1914, Henry was sele…