Thiepval Memorial to the Missing

 

Roll of Honour

 

A-B

Second Lieutenant

Louis Frederick Aberdeen

London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

3rd Bn. attd. 12th Bn. London Regiment (The Rangers)

9th September 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 9 D and 16 B.

 

Son of Louis and Catherine Harriet Aberdeen, of 12, Sidney Avenue, Palmer's Green, London.

5813 Private

George Christopher Abbott
 8th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

15th July 1916, aged 21.

Pier and Face 6 C.


Lived at 72 Olympia Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

12595 Private

Robert Abbott
1st Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

1st July, 1916, aged 28.

Pier and Face 6 C.

 

Son of John and Alice Ann Abbott, of 23, Rowley St., Burnley; husband of Minnie Abbott, of 3, Monmouth St., Burnley.

 

29370 Private

Thomas Adcock
13th Bn. Liverpool Regiment
16th August 1916.

Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.


Lived at 15 Garden Street, Padiham, Lancashire.

 

6174 Acting/Sergeant

Joseph Ainsworth
1st Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
1st July 1916, aged 36.

Pier and Face 6 C.

Husband of Martha Alice Baldwin (formerly Ainsworth), of 24A, Richardson St., Montreal, Canada, late of Padiham, Lancs


 

16407 Private

George Amos

11th Bn. Sherwood Foresters

(Notts & Derby Regiment)

1st July 1916, aged 22.

Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

 

Picture courtesy of John Barker

 

9780 Private

David Armfield
2nd Bn. Manchester Regiment
9th July 1916, aged 30.

Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

 

Husband of Ellen Hannah Armfield, of 6, Thom St., Padiham, Lancs.

 


 

202831 Private

 Edwin Armitage
1/4th  Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
18th November 1917.

Pier and Face 11 A.


Lived at 81 Rectory Road, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

15095 Private

 William Armstrong
8th Bn. Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
18th August 1916, aged 19.

Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

 

Son of John and Jane Elizabeth Armstrong, of 15, South St., Huncoat, Accrington.

 

10871 Private

Charles Henry Arney

5th Bn. Dorsetshire Regiment

26th September 1916, aged 25.

Pier and Face 7B.

 

Son of Henry and Emma Jane Arney, of Enmore Green, Shaftesbury, Dorset.

 

 

Picture courtesy of Marlene Sayers, great niece of this soldier

 

3/8755 Private

Robert Asdale

2nd Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

1st July 1916, aged 19.

Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

 

Son of Mary Jane Grafton (formerly Asdale), of Meadley's Square, Knaresborough, Yorks, and the late James Asdale.

9703 Acting/Corporal

 William Aspinall
20th Bn. Royal Fusiliers
29th July 1916.

Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.


Lived at 16 Todmorden Road, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

241320 Private

 Arthur Astin
1/5th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
28th April 1917.

Pier and Face 6 C.

 

32143 Private

 Henry Ayre
Royal Army Medical Corps

44th Bn. Field Ambulance
15th September 1916, aged 25.

Pier and Face 4 C.


Lived at 119 Healey-Wood Road, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

Son of William and Hannah Ayre, of 28, David St., Burnley.

 

Second Lieutenant

Adrian Hamilton Silverton Barrett

14th Bn. Royal Welsh Fusiliers

10th July 1916.

Pier and Face 4 A.

Captain

William Henry Pope Bennett M.C.

13th Bn. Royal Sussex Regiment

3rd March 1918.

Pier and Face 7 C.

Second Lieutenant

Algernon Lawrence Berry

14th Bn. Attd. 8th Bn.

Royal Fusiliers

7th July 1916, aged 36.

Pier and Face 8 C, 9 A and 16 A.

 

Son of Henry and Caroline E. Berry, of 3, St. James's St., Piccadilly, London;

husband of Lilian May Berry, of 91, Foxley Lane, Purley, Surrey.

 

Second Lieutenant

Raymond Bevir

10th Bn. Royal Fusiliers

15th July 1916, aged 27.

Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

 

Son of Ellen Blanchflower Bevir, of The Paddock, Old Basing, Basingstoke, Hants, and the late Ernest Bevir. Educated at Shrewsbury and Hertford College, Oxford (President of Union). Barrister (Inner Temple).

3570 Private

William R. S. Bicheno

1st Regt. South African Infantry

18th July 1916, aged 24.

Pier and Face 4 C.

 

Son of Mr. W. B. Bicheno, of 94, Banbury Rd., Bicester, Oxon., England.

Captain

Charles Edward Bland

11th Bn. Hampshire Regiment

9th September 1916.

Pier and Face 7 C and 7 B

 

C/12802 Serjeant

Frederick George Blomeley

21st Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps

17th September 1916.

Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

9626 Private

James Blower, MM

7th Bn. attd. 1st Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry

18th September 1916, aged 23.

Pier and face 12A and 12D.

 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Blower, of Coton Hill; husband of Sarah A. Blower nee Nicholls, of 4, Hammond's Terrace,

Coton Hill, Shrewsbury.

 

Second Lieutenant

Barry Robert Boncker

1st Bn. East Yorkshire Regiment,

1st July 1916,

aged 19.

Pier and Face 2C.

 

Son of Frederic and Violet Boncker, of 35, Whitworth Rd., South Norwood, London.

 

19491 Private

Henry (Harry) Bowman

2nd Bn. Yorkshire Regiment

23rd July 1916.

Pier and Face 3A and 3D.

 

Son of Arthur George and Betsy Bowman, husband of Florence, father of Nora, Ethel, Eva, Sarah Ann and Henry

 

Picture courtesy of granddaughter, Susan Guilford Bowman

 

15361 Lance Serjeant

George Edwin Breckell

11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

2nd July 1916.

Pier and Face 6 C

305207 Private

George Douglas Brewster

1st/8th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment

1st July 1916.

Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

 

13553 Private

George Broadbelt

10th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

1st July 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

 

Son of Mr. G. and Mrs. L. Broadbelt, of 11, Raw Gap, Knaresborough, Yorks.

 

 

Second Lieutenant

Francis Alfred Joseph Brown

6th Bn. attd. 8th Bn. Royal Munster Fusiliers

Leinster Regiment

9th September 1916, aged 22.

Pier and Face 16 C.

 

Son of Jane Eleanor Brown, of 19, Ballyholme Esplanade, Bangor, Co. Down., and the late William Henry Brown.

 

 

Captain

John Albert Hunter Brown

3rd Bn. attd. 1st Bn. Gordon Highlanders

18th August 1916.

Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C

 

Major

Edward Travers Burges

(Mentioned in Despatches)

1st Regt. formerly South African Mounted Rifles

South African Infantry

18th July 1916, aged 38.

Pier and Face 4 C.

 

Son of the late Daniel Travers Burges and Alice Sarah Burges, of Bristol; husband of Charlotte Burges, of Highland Cottage, Clevedon, Somerset, England.

 

21524 Serjeant

John Burns

11th (S) Bn. South Wales Borderers (2nd Gwent)

Killed in action 7th July 1916, aged 22.

Pier and Face 4A.

 

Picture courtesy of Russell Gore

 

18942 Company Serjeant Major

John Burns

13th Bn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

16th August 1916.

Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

 

He enlisted at Southport on 03/09/1914 and served in France from 1914 - 1916.

He was awarded the 1914-15 Star, British War Medal and Victory Medal.

 

Picture courtesy of his granddaughter, Margaret Booth

 

Captain

Richard Knight Byers

"D" Coy. 8th Bn. Gloucestershire Regiment

20th July 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 5 A and 5 B.

 

Son of Richard Hoare Byers and Lorna Byers, of "Hazeldean", Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.

 

 

 

 

 

732 Lance Corporal

Edward Brown

13th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

(Co. Down Volunteers)

1st July 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 15a and 15B.

My Great Uncle Ed Brown was born at 32 Excise St., Belfast on 03/02/1896, later moving to Railway Street, Banbridge with his parents William Edward Brown and Agnes Brown and a number of brothers and sisters, including a younger brother Joseph and my grandmother Winifred. Following the outbreak of the war, Ed and his brother Joseph joined the 13th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles (Co. Down Volunteers) a battalion substantially formed from the ranks of the Ulster Volunteer Force in the area. Ed quickly rose to the rank of Lance Corporal.

At the battle of the Somme on the 1st of July 1916, the 13th Battalion attacked the northern side of the Schwaben Redoubt and suffered 595 casualties. Ed and sixteen fellow parishioners from Seapatrick Parish Church, Banbridge were killed during this first day of the battle. Ed has no known grave and is remembered on Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B of the Thiepval Memorial. Joseph survived the war and went on to live until his eightieth year. He rarely talked about his experiences.

Image courtesy of Raymond Glass, great nephew of Ed Brown

 

C-D

2782 Private

Wilfrid Chaloner

1st/8th Bn. The King's (Liverpool) Regiment.

Killed in action 8th August 1916.

Aged 24.

Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

 

Son of Edward and M. E. Chaloner, of 118, Friargate, Preston, Lancs.

Picture courtesy of John Garlington

 

25/841 Private

John Connor

25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.

Northumberland Fusiliers

1st July 1916.

Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

 

Picture courtesy of John Barker

 

305765 Private

Gideon Corbett

2nd/8th Bn. Sherwood Foresters

Notts and Derby Regiment

27 April 1917, aged 27.

Pier and Face 10C 10D and 11A.

 

Son of Noah and Helen Corbett, of 104, York St., Mansfield-Woodhouse, Notts; husband of Lucy Leivers (formerly Corbett) of 39, Deering St., Meadows, Nottingham.

 

Pictures courtesy of Pete Stevens, great nephew.

 

8594 Private

Charles Edward Dewsall

8th Bn. Royal Fusiliers,

(City of London Regiment)

7th July 1916.

Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

 

Son of Hannah Mary Dewsall, of 49, Southerton Rd., Hammersmith, London, and the late William Dewsall.

 

Picture courtesy of Lynne Thompson, great-great niece of this soldier

 

12286 Private

Thomas Culshaw Dodgson

15th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment

3rd September 1916, aged 27.

Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

 

Son of Jane Dodgson, of Town Foot, Preesall, Fleetwood, Lancs., and the late John Dodgson, brother of John Dodgson.

 

Picture courtesy of Steve Singleton

 

     

27479 Private

George Colclough

7th Bn. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

14th November 1916, aged 17.

Pier and Face 11A.

 

George was the son of Private Joseph Colclough who died on 22nd November 1915, and is buried at Hedge Row Trench Cemetery, near Ypres, Belgium, and Ellen Colclough of Tunstall, Stoke on Trent Staffs, England and the elder brother of my father Thomas Colclough. He was 17, and went to war as a result of three girls from the same street as him sending him a white feather. They were never forgiven. He was only there a few weeks when he was killed. This war took my grandfather, two uncles, one great uncle and several of my father's cousins. Almost an entire generation from one family.

 

Picture courtesy of Valerie Mosel, nee Colclough, niece of this soldier.

 

 

 

15203 Private

James Comer

9th Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

1st July 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 11C and 12A.

 

Born 20 Sep 1895, 3 Providence Place, Ryhill, West Yorkshire,
his parents were Michael and Catherine Comer.

 

 

 

G/12973 Serjeant

Richard Monty Daniel

7th Bn. The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)

26th October 1916.

Pier and Face 5 D.

 

'Monty' joined the Royal East Kent Mounted Riles (a Yeomanry battalion) in 1909 whilst he was an apprentice shipwright at Chatham dockyard. By 1915 he had attained the rank of Sergeant and after the decimation of the Battle of the Somme in 1916 he volunteered to transfer to the 7th Buffs who had suffered many casualties in the battle. His young wife Jessie pleaded for him not to go as they had only recently been married in June 1916. However Monty felt it was his duty as a Sergeant to go. My grandfather William Daniel, who was 12 at the time, remembers him taking him to the local shop for sweets before he left for France in September 1916. Monty arrived in the front line on October 20th 1916. He took up position in the captured Fabeck Graben trench and was killed instantly by a German shell on the 26th October. A year later Jessie was still arguing with the army over her pension, as despite his rank of Sergeant in the REKMR, the army said that this rank had not been confirmed in the Buffs at the time of his death.

 

Picture and text courtesy of Peter Daniel

 

 

 

 

15715 Corporal

John Henry Davies

11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

2nd July 1916, aged 44.

Pier and Face 6 C.

 

Husband of Florence Davies, of 18, Lutner St., Burnley, Lancashire.

 

John was a Shropshire man who had move to Lancashire and was living at 18 Lutner Street, Burnley with his wife Florence at the time of his enlistment. He was a member of the Burnley (Z) company that served in the Accrington Pals Battalion, his date of death varies between 1st/2nd July 1916.

 

John had been born in Wellington, but for a number of years lived at Dawley with his wife Florence.

They moved to Burnley (18 Lutner Street) in about 1909 where John first found work at the loom works of Messrs. Pemberton & Co and later on became a watchmaker, It was while still working as a watchmaker that he enlisted into the army soon after the war broke out.

John joined the 11th East Lancashire which has gone down into history as the now famous Accrington Pals, He first served overseas in Egypt before coming to the western front in March 1916 and a few months later the battalion went over the top on July 1st 1916 ( The First day of the battle of the Somme).

Florence received word from the War Office that John had been killed in action on July 1st or 2nd 1916 and with his body never been recovered he is now remembered on the Thiepval memorial Pier and Face 6c.

John left behind a widow and 7 children, 4 of whom where quite young. John and/or Florence must have still had ties with Dawley as a memorial service was held for John at the Dawley Parish Church on the 29th August 1916 and his name is on the Dawley memorial in the rest rooms. It might be that Florence had returned to live in Dawley on the death of her Husband.

1st July 11th East Lancs (Accrington Pals) Diary

30th June 6.15 p.m. Marched via Courcelles to position in assembly trenches (arriving in position 4 a.m. 1.7.16).

1st July The assembly trenches for the attack on Serre extended from MARK COPSE to MATTHEW COPSE inclusive with the 12th Battn. York & Lancaster Regt. on the left and the 93rd Brigade on the right. The 13th and 14th Battns. York and Lancaster Regt. were in support of the 11th E. Lancs. Regt. & 12th York & Lancs. Regt. The battalion was ordered to go forward in 4 waves accompanied by details from the 94th Machine Gun Company and the 12th Battn. K.O.Y.L.I. (Pioneers), the hour for attack being 7.30 a.m.

When the infantry advanced, heavy rifle and machine gun fire was opened from in front and enfilade from the direction of the POINT and GOMMECOURT WOOD. A heavy artillery barrage was also placed on our front line trenches. From information brought back by wounded it appears that only a few reached the enemy front line and were able to enter their trenches owing to the intensity of the Machine Gun and rifle fire. Small parties penetrated as far as the German fourth line, but were not heard of again1. During the day the unwounded men who returned were utilised to occupy our front line trenches.

2nd 1 a.m. The battalion remained in the front line until 1 a.m. on the 2nd July when relieved by the 13th Battn. York & Lancaster Regt. During the attack Battn. Hqrs. was situated at head of Sap C. (K 29 a 93 ref map - 1/10,000 HEBUTERNE Trench Map). Total casualties:- Officers killed 7, missing 1, wounded 13 including the Commanding Officer. Other ranks killed 86, wounded 338, missing 140.

On relief, the battalion withdrew to ROLLAND trench (4th line) when reinforcements of 4 officers & 60 other ranks came up.

Picture and information courtesy of Dave Shaw

 

 

 

265299 Private

John Duffy

6th Bn. Black Watch

(Royal Highlanders)

30th July, aged 21.

Pier and Face 10A. 

 BORN: 7th January 1895 at 6 Preston Street, Rosewell, Midlothian.

Son of John Duffy (Coal Miner) and Catherine Houston.

Enlisted: Blairgowrie

BLAIRGOWRIE ADVERTISER: 21.04.17

Yesterday Mrs John Duffy, 36 Leslie Street, received official intimation that her son, Pvt. John Duffy, Black Watch, who had been missing since 30th July last, is now presumed to have been killed on that date.

He took part in a charge while suffering from a festering heel, and though advised by his comrades to go back to the doctor he declined, stating he would “stick with the boys”. His comrades carried his equipment over the trench for him, and after they got separated he was never seen again.

Pvt. Duffy was a member of the local Territorials, was called up at the outbreak of the War, and went with the first local detachment to the Front. Aged 21 years, he was a native of Blairgowrie (sic), and before the War was employed by Mr Murray, fruit grower, Essendy. Exactly six months before his death he was home at the funeral of his father.

 

S/4553 Rifleman

Sydney Albert Dymond

13th Bn. Rifle Brigade

10th July 1916.

Pier and Face 16B and 16C

 

Sydney Albert Dymond. Born 1st May 1894 in Hendon, died, aged 21, 10th July 1916. Son of Thomas William Dymond and Grace Maud Dymond. Beloved husband to Elsie Dymond, he was married June 26th 1915 . Residence 69 Harlesden, Middlesex. He was the father of Grace Eva Mourd Dymond who was born 13/01/16 and who he never got to see but he was never forgotten. He fell whilst serving under the 34th Division on 10th July south of La Boisselle. The 13th Rifle Brigade found itself attacking from the old British front line at 8.45pm, not as part of a co-ordinated action but alone, they became the focus of every German machine gun and artillery piece in La Boisselle, due to a message reaching them to late. 20 officers and 380 other ranks were killed along with the companies second in command and the four company commanders.

 

 

Picture courtesy of Sean Doyle, Great Grandson of this soldier

 

 

E-G

201500 Private

Harry Fawcett

(4355) 4th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders

5th August 1916, aged 20.

Pier and face 15 C.

 

11666 Rifleman

William David Girvin

15th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

1st July 1916.

Pier and Face 15 A and 15 B.

 

Born Belfast, Co. Antrim.

 

Picture courtesy of grandson, Brian Kirkwood

 

 

 

 

32690 Serjeant

William Percy Golothan

18th Bn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

18th October 1916, aged 26.

Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.

 

Son of James and Sarah Jane Golothan, of 37, Halkyn Rd., Newton, Chester.

 

 

Picture courtesy of Mike Priestley

 

 

290530 Private

Andrew Gove

"C" Coy. 7th Bn. Gordon Highlanders.

14th November 1916, aged 18

(actually 17)

Pier and face 15B and 15C.

 

Son of Munro and Bridget Watt Gove, of Scotston of Kirkside, St. Cyrus, Montrose, Forfarshire.

 

Photo courtesy of Graham Luxford, great nephew of this soldier.

 

9895 Corporal

Alfred George Greenhead

6th Bn. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry,

 16th August 1916, aged 23.

Pier and Face 6B.

 

Son of Alfred George and Alice Maud Greenhead, of 71, Dennett Rd., West Croydon, Surrey.

 

5494 Private

Edward Greer

1st/19th Bn. London Regiment

29 September 1916, aged 22.

Pier and Face 9 D 9 C 13 C and 12 C.

 

Son of Moses and Katherine Greer.

 

Picture courtesy of great nephew Stephen Mooney

 

26478 Private

Francis Sidney Grover

18th Bn. Manchester Regiment

1st July 1916.

Pier and Face 13A and 14C.

 

Picture courtesy of Matthew Abel

 

 

200205 Corporal

Charles Freeman

1st/4th Bn. King's Shropshire Light Infantry

30th December 1917.

Pier and Face 12A and 12D.

 

Charles and his brother Sgt James Freeman MM. 200302, 1/4th KSLI were both KIA on the same day 30th December 1917 during the fighting for the Welsh Ridge near Cambrai it was only in death that they were separated as Charles body was never found and he is recorded on the Thiepval memorial Pier & Face 12A & 12D, James lies buried at Fifteen ravine Cemetery, grave II. D. 5.

Their sister Mrs W. Hawkins also lost her husband Pte W. H. Hawkins, 7179, 1st Battalion KSLI who died of wounds on June 27th 1915 leaving her a widow with 3 children.

 

Picture courtesy of Dave Shaw

 

 

 

5834 Private

Harry Herbert Freeman

1st/4th Oxford & Bucks Light Infantry

14th August, aged 35.

Pier and Face 10A and 10D.

Born in Akeley, Buckinghamshire.

He had been on active service for only a month at the time of his death in the vicinity of Ration Trench.

Son of George and Louisa Freeman (nee Herbert), of Greens Norton, Towcester, Northamptonshire. George was a gardener. They had five children: Alice Freeman (b. 1879), Harry Herbert Freeman (b. 1881), Arthur George Freeman (b. 1885), Horace Freeman (b. 1888), Ray Freeman (b. 1891)

Resident of Greens Norton, Northamptonshire, Enlisted at Bletchley, Buckinghamshire.

Picture and information courtesy of Bill & Hazel Howell (niece of Harry)

 

 

 

29149 Private

Samuel Thomas Gammon

"A" Coy. 14th Bn. Welsh Regiment.

10th July 1916, aged 29.

Pier and Face 7A and 10A.

 

Killed in Action, aged 29 on 10th July 1916, MAMETZ WOOD, The Somme, France

Remembered on  THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, France

 Wife Gladys, of George Bank, Southend, Father of three sons, Tom, Dick and Fred.

 

The photo published in the local paper immediately excited our interest. We recognised him as Samuel Thomas Gammon, from 5, George bank, Mumbles, one of the 98 men researched by the members of Oystermouth Historical Association who quickly contacted Fred the baby shown in the other photo, aged 91 in 2006. He sent the photograph shown of himself on his mothers knee with his two brothers and recounted this poignant story.

‘In early summer 1916, my mother, Gladys, received a crucifix from my father in France.

She decided to take my brothers and myself into Swansea to Gwalia Studios in Collage Street, where the portrait was taken.

Mother is shown wearing the crucifix and I am the baby, aged 10 months, sitting on my mother’s knee.

A copy of the photograph was promptly despatched to my father, but sadly it is not known if it arrived before his untimely death during the battle of Mametz Wood,   aged 29 years.’

His mother’s crucifix remains one of his most treasured possessions along with his father’s  medals and remembrance plaque which, after 91 years, is still kept in its original wrapping.

This picture shows the family of Samuel Gammon, his wife Gladys is shown with sons Tom (left) Dick (c) and Frederick on his mothers knee.

In the text on the left, Fred tells the story of how the photograph was taken.

Photographs and text courtesy of John Powell

 

H-I

2487 Corporal

Francis William Halliday MM.

9th Bn. East Surrey Regiment

Died of wounds 16th August 1916, aged 22.

Pier and Face 6B and 6C.

 

Son of George Henry and Susan Halliday, of 12, Selhurst Rd., South Norwood, London.

 

 

16986 Private

Joseph Hartley
 7th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
7th July 1916, aged 33.

Pier and Face 6 C.


Lived at 10 Abbey Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

Husband of Elizabeth Jane Hartley, of 80, Canning St., Burnley, Lancs.

18358 Private

Richard Henry Harvey
2nd Bn. Royal Scottish Fusiliers
1st July 1916, aged 19.

Pier and Face 3 C.


Lived at 167 Gannow Lane, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

Son of Richard Henry and Rebecca Harvey, of 205, Padiham Rd., Burnley.

C/1544 Rifleman

Percy Burdon Hill

16th Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps

15th July 1916, aged 25.

Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

 

Son of John and Elizabeth E. Hill, of 13, Ellington St., Barnsbury, London.

18090 Private

 Thomas Holden
13th Bn. Essex Regiment
29th July 1916, aged 34.

Pier and Face 10 D.


Born in Burnley,lived in Poplar, Middlesex


 

R/9098 Rifleman

 Wilfred Hollinrake
 13th Bn. Kings Royal Rifle Corps
15th November 1916, aged 21.

Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.


Lived at 1 Clive Street, Burnley, Lancashire

 

6279 Private

 John Robert Howarth
 1/4th Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
9th September 1916, aged 25.

Pier and Face 11 A.


Lived at 30 Clifton Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

 

G/10688 Private

Robert James Harris

3rd Bn. Royal West Kent Regiment

27th August 1916, aged 19.

Pier and face 11 A.

 

Excerpt from the Deal Roll of Honour book:

 "When going into action for the first time, Pte. Robert James Harris, fourth son of Mr. and Mrs. William Harris, 4 Alfred Square, Deal was killed by a shell near a wood famous in the Battle of the Somme. He enlisted on 1st November 1915 in the Royal West Kent Regiment, and was attached to a Machine Gun Company, going to the front on 16th July 1916. He was engaged as spare man in the dangerous work of bringing up ammunition, when the fatal shell burst. No news being received of him after 24th august, steps were taken to communicate with his unit, and his officer then wrote, conveying the news of his death, paying the tribute that he "behaved very well in action, and was a brave man." Pte. Harris, who was 19 years of age, attended the Central Schools."

 

Picture courtesy of Darin Mazzei

J-L

17412 Private

Thomas Jackson
8th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
15th July 1916, aged 32.

Pier and Face 6 C.


Lived at 128 Sandygate, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

20/192 Serjeant

John Johnston

20th (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.

Northumberland Fusiliers

1st July 1916, aged 29.

Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

 

Son of Harrison and Catherine Johnston, Husband of Caroline,

Father of Tommy, Harry, John and his only daughter Jane Elizabeth, (my mother) who he never got to see.

 

 

Picture courtesy of Granddaughter, Grace Dixon

 

12642 Corporal

Slaney Norman Jones

6th Bn. Royal Berkshire Regiment

1st July 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 11D.

Slaney was born on July 28th 1895, whilst his parents lived at Prospect House, Lawley Bank, Shropshire, He had received a good education at Wellington Grammar school and had gone on to work for Lloyds Bank, He enlisted alongside his fellow workmate and best friend Percy Smith in September 1914.

Percy, L/Cpl 12488, 6th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regt was also killed on the 1st July 1916

Picture courtesy of Dave Shaw

 

7456 Private

 John Thomas Kendall

(served as John Duffy)
2nd Bn. Duke of Wellingtons West Riding Regiment

12th October 1916.

Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.


Lived at 12 River Street, Burnley, Lancashire.
 

202859 Private

James Kirk
 1/4th Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

9th September 1916, aged 21.

Pier and Face 11 A.


Lived at 29 Cuerdale Street, Harle Syke

 

 

20644  Lance Corporal

Edwin Reginald Lambert

2nd Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment

25th September 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 14A and 14B.

 

Son of Alice Lambert, of 6, Park Terrace, Senghenydd, Cardiff, and the late Edwin Lambert.

 

Reg was my brother who I have never known, because I was born six months after he was killed. I would love to have known him, I was told what a brave fellow he was, and so caring.
 
Belle Kingston (nee Lambert)
 
Picture courtesy of Arnold Kingston

 

16985 Private

John Lavin
 7th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
21st July 1916.

Pier and Face 6 C.


Lived at 5 Pitt Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

18106 Serjeant

John Love

13th Bn. Royal Irish Rifles

1st July 1916, aged 30.

Pier and Face 15A and 15B.

 

Son of Robert James and Rachel Love, of Scotch St., Downpatrick, Co. Down.

 

Picture courtesy of Lorraine Rea, John Love was her husbands great-uncle.

 

S/2135 Rifleman

Thomas Victor Johnson

11th Bn. Rifle Brigade

18th September, aged 19.

Pier and Face 16 B and 16 C.

 

Son of Thomas and Alice Johnson, of 20, Bramhall St., Liverpool Rd., Warrington, Lancs.

 

Thomas Victor Johnson was born July 1897, Warrington in the County of Lancashire, he lived at 20 Bramhall Street off Liverpool Road, Bank Quay, with his father Thomas Johnson and mother Alice, he had three brothers, John Richard, Arthur Charles and Wilfred, and five sisters, Edith, Maud, Beatrice, Lily and Francis. Thomas Victor enlisted in the Army at Warrington Police Station on the 7th September 1914 giving his age as 19 years and 2 months, his true age was 17years and 2 months.

He joined his regiment, 11th Battalion The Rifle Brigade, his first posting was on the 9th September 1914 the place not given but probably a holding station, his second posting was to Winchester Barracks on the 21st September 1914. He embarked from Folkstone to Boulogne with his Battalion on the 21st July 1915 as part of the British Expeditionary Force.

The final entry on his record is ‘Reported missing in action 18th September 1916.,’ he died on the Somme aged 19 years and two months, his body was never found. His name is engraved on pier 16b 16c at The Thiepval Memorial, France, also on the roll of honour at the Warrington War Memorial at Bridge Foot where his name appears as *T. Johnson, the V for Victor having been omitted, this upset his mother deeply. (This has since been rectified, Nov.2012). His Mother and Father received his Service medals after his death, they also received their son's ‘Princess Mary’ s Gift’ a brass embossed tin with tobacco and pipe etc.

The Medals awarded to Thomas were:- The 1914/15 Star. The British Medal. The Victory Medal.

Personal Details on enlistment were.

Height 5 foot 6 inches. Weight 8 stone 9 pounds. Chest 34 inches (36 inches expanded). Complexion Fair. Eyes Hazel. Hair Light Brown. Religion Wesleyan. His employment at the time of enlistment was given as a Rivet Maker.

 

Picture and information courtesy of Alan Barton, great nephew

 

 

 

M-N

Lieutenant

Thomson Sinclair Mackie

3rd Bn. attd. 8th Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment

18th November 1916, aged 29.

Pier and Face 14 B and 14 C.

 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Mackie, of Culloden, Inverness. 1st Hons. M.A. Graduate of Edinburgh University.

 

 

Picture courtesy of Glynis Tuke

 

5330 Serjeant

Charles Marsh

5th Bn. Gordon Highlanders

13th November 1916.

Pier and Face 15 B and 15 C.

 

"Remembered with Honour"

 

Picture courtesy of Tony Rob

 

Private 17131

Samuel Marshall

1st Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

1st July 1916.

Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

 

Picture courtesy of Jackie Marshall, great, great niece

 

10028 Private

John McConville

1st Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

23rd October 1916.

Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B.

 

Lived at 8 Ardwick Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

5181 Private

Andrew McNab
2nd Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
8th November 1916, aged 25.

Pier and Face 6 C.


Lived at 25 Wynotham Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

Son of Alexander and Janet McNab, of 75, Barden Lane, Burnley.
 

44534 Private

 Fred Metcalfe

12th Bn. Manchester Regiment
Formerly 24703 East Lancashire Regiment
31st October 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 13 A and 14 C.

 

Son of George William and Mary E. Metcalfe, of 4, Norman St., Burnley

 

21842 Private

John George Moffatt

6th Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers

7th July 1916, aged 23.

Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.

 

Husband of Isabella Moffatt, of 35, Denton Crescent, Denton Holme, Carlisle.

 

 

Picture courtesy of Great niece, Glynis Tuke

 

18061 Private

James Lambert Moorby

10th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment

1st July 1916.

Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

 

Picture courtesy of Peter Hartley


 

15902 Private John Murphy
11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
1st July 1916, aged 24.

Pier and Face 6 C.


Lived at 102 Anne Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

Son of Edward and Anne Murphy, of 62, Olympia St., Burnley.

 

14585 Private

Robert Nesbitt

9th Bn. Royal Irish Fusiliers

01/07/1916, aged 24.

Pier and Face 15 A.

 

Son of the late Adam and Mary Ann Nesbitt, of Richhill, Portadown, Co. Armagh.

 

 

"Remembered by his family at home in Richhill Northern Ireland."

 

Picture courtesy of David Nesbitt

 

 

 

 

S/2967 Private

John Malcolm

"C" Coy. 7th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders

15th July 1916, aged 25.

Pier and Face 15 C.

 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. William Malcolm, of 46, Coach Rd., Wick, Caithness.

 

He was born in Wick, Caithness on 16th March 1891.

He was the son of William and Jane Malcolm (nee Mackenzie) of 46 Coach Road, Wick, Caithness. His father William was a gas stoker. They had three children: John Malcolm (b. 1891) , Jane Cormack Malcolm (b. 1892) who was my grandmother and William Malcolm (b. 1900)

John Malcolm Enlisted at Wick, Caithness and went to France on 10th May 1915.

My father, Alexander John Malcom Mackay MBE, DFC, was his nephew and was named after him.

 

Picture courtesy of Jane Mickelborough, great niece.

 

 

 

38675 Private

William (Harry) Henry Middleton

2nd Bn. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

14th April 1917.

Pier and Face 11C and 12A.

 

To view a letter sent written to Harry's mother click here

 

Pictures courtesy of Josephine Cooper

 

 

O-Q

16071 Private

 Frank Stuart Oldman
10th Bn. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
15th September 1916, aged 26.

Pier and Face 4 D.


Lived at 12 Haven Street, formerly Nairne Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

132 Private

Wallace John Pearse

3rd Regt. South African Infantry

19/03/1918, aged 21.

Pier and Face 4 C.

 

Son of Mrs. Mary E. Pearse, of Barrington House, Cold Harbour, Sherborne, Dorset, England.

 

 

Picture courtesy of Bernard Harris

 

8683 Private Thomas Pennington
1/5th Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 55 Div
27th September 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 11 A.

 

Son of Mrs. Margaret Pennington, of I, Hebrew Square, Burnley, Lancs.

31304 Private

Richard George Phillips

19th Bn. Welsh Regiment

11/07/1916, aged 37.

Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A.

Brother to my Grandfather Lance Corporal Major Phillips ( his photo is already on the website, Roll of Honour (Index P)) remembered with pride at The Thiepval Memorial , 3rd born child of George Charles Phillips and Saran Ann Phillips, nee Hicks.

Picture courtesy of Shirley Spann, great niece of Richard G. Phillips

 

23717 Private

Edmund James Priestley

2nd Bn. Duke of Wellington's Regiment

21/02/1917, aged 38.

Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.

 

The eldest son of Mr & Mrs E. Priestley, of 10, Stoney Bank Road, Earby, Lancs, and husband of Mary A. Priestley of 7, Cardwell Street, Padiham, Lancs.

 

 

Picture courtesy of great nephew, Mike Priestley

 

     

R-S

991 Private

James Edward Randle

16th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment

27th July 1916, aged 23.

Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

 

Son of the late Henry James Randle and of Emma Randle (stepmother), of 5, Belmont St.,

Great Bridge Rd., Bilston, Staffordshire.

 

Born in Bradley (Wolverhampton). Enlisted at Birmingham September 1914. An original Birmingham Pal.

 

Picture courtesy of Charlie Smith

 

 

17936 Private

Herbert Charles Rawcliffe

11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

1st July 1916.

Pier and Face 6 C.

 

Remembered by his relative, Lynn Porrino

 

15571 Private

Jesse Reeves
10th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment)
6th August 1916, aged 23.

Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.


Jesse had eleven sisters but was the only son of Jesse and Clara who
lived at 97 Forest Street, Sutton-in-Ashfield, Nottinghamshire.
He was married to Elsie and they had one son William Ernest.
Before he enlisted Jesse was a miner.


Picture courtesy of Lynne Weston

 

305400 Private

Alfred Thomas Richards

1st/8th Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Killed in action 1st July 1916, aged 33.

Pier and Face 9 A 9 B and 10 B.

 

Husband of Frances Eleanor Hitchins (formerly Richards), of 88, Brearley St., Birmingham.

Picture courtesy of Russell Gore

 

G/10501 Private

Alfred Ridgwell

1st Bn. Middlesex Regiment

15th July 1916.

Pier and Face 12 D and 13 B.

 

Picture courtesy of grandson, Roy Ridgwell


 

 

Captain

Henry Davidson Riley
11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

1st July 1916, aged 34.

Pier and Face 6 C.

 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Riley, of Hawks House, Brierfield, Burnley.
 

15731 Private

Willie Riley
11th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
1st July 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 6 C.

 

Son of James William and Mary Jane Riley, of 37, Swainbank St., Burnley.
 

10781 Serjeant

Charles Rowley

7th Bn. Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry

16th September 1916, aged 32.

Pier and Face 6B.

Enlisted Smethwick, Staffordshire. An Ironworker aged 32. Charles,  Wounded in Action on 27th September 1915, was Saved by Special Reserve 3/5911 Private W. Morley who won the Military Medal. Charles was Killed in Action Lesboeufs, East of Ginchy, Somme , 16/09/1916.

  Remembered by his great, great, nephew.  Dr Tom Rowley, Gnangara, Western Australia

 

38140 Private

James Smallshaw

20th Bn. The King's (Liverpool Regiment)

12th October 1916, aged 26.

Pier and Face 1, D 8 B and 8C.

 

Father of Ellen, Edith and James

 

Picture courtesy of Lance Smallshaw

 

18665 Private Edwin Smith
1st Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
1st July 1916.

Pier and Face 6 C.


Lived at 31 Walkmill Terrace, Cliviger

F/262 Corporal

 Samuel Smith
17th Bn.  Middlesex Regiment
17th September 1916.


Lived at 17 Holmsley Street, Burnley, Lancashire.

 

6253 Private

 John Edward Sunderland
18th Coy. Machine Gun Corps (Inf.)
27th September 1916, aged 18.

Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

Son of John Edwin and Mary Sunderland, of 27, Russell St., Burnley.

 

C/2552 Rifleman

George Revely

21st Bn. King's Royal Rifle Corps.

15th September 1916.

Pier and Face 13A and 13B.

 

Born George Revely on 05 Mar 1895 in Egglescliffe, Stockton on Tees, County Durham, he was the son of George and Jane Brownless Revely.

Joined the 21st Kings Royal Rifles. He had only been in France a short time when he was reported lost on 15th September 1916 at Flers, France.

The family owned a farm in North Yorkshire at the time of his enlistment, where he had worked since a boy. The farm is owned by my in-laws now. George moved there as a six year old and spent 15 years there before his death.

A memorial to him and others lost from their small North Yorkshire village is enshrined in St. Mary’s Church, Myton on Swale, North Yorkshire.

Picture courtesy of Stephanie and Thomas Revely, he was their great uncle

 

 

 

 

16031 Private

Ernest James Saye

3rd Bn. Coldstream Guards

15th September 1916, aged 28.

Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.

 

Born 02 March 1888 to Walter and Sarah Saye, of Great Wigborough, Tolleshunt
D'Arcy, Essex. (Brother of Tommy Saye who is buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery in Belgium. Follow link for an image of Tommy Saye.)
Killed in action on 15 September 1916 during the Battle of
Flers-Courcelette, when tanks were used for the first time in history.
Lost his life with fellow Guardsmen, at Les Boeufs.

Commemorated at Tolleshunt D'Arcy Parish Church.


Remembered by Niece Pamela Brodie and Great Niece Heather Johnson.

 

 

 

4177 Lance Corporal

Wilfred Cubitt Spelman

"A" Coy. 1st Bn. Honourable Artillery Company

13th November 1916, aged 31.

Pier and Face 8 A.

 

Son of William and Ellen Mary Spelman, of 6, Thirsk Rd., Lavender Hill, London.

Wilfred Cubitt Spelman was born at Richmond Surrey in 1885. He was admitted to the Honourable Artillery Company on 9th August 1915 and served in A (or No 1) Company of the 1st Battalion H. A. C. (Infantry) and left England for France as part of the 14th reinforcing draft on 5th January 1916

Below is a quote from his diary of 1916.

“Suffice to say that I am glad to have gone through it, but like a million and one others sincerely trust it will not be necessary again. Also an equally earnest hope that it is nearer the end than the beginning.”

Wilfred Spelman August 9th 1916

Picture courtesy of Ian Spelman

 

 

 

T-V

17092 Corporal

Phillip Archibald Tatem

1st Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment

and Bermuda Volunteer Rifle Corps.

25th September 1916, aged 24.

Pier and face 1C.

Oldest son of William Thomas Tatem and Emma Jessie Miles Tatem, born at Spanish Point, Pembroke, Bermuda 30 July 1892.

Very much loved and missed by his family.

Image courtesy of Sherri Panchaud Onarati

 

3656 Private

Alexander Teeling

23rd Bn. Royal Fusiliers

(City of London Regiment)

16th November 1916.

Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

 

Picture courtesy of Dave Teeling

 

SPTS/3143 Private

William Henry Thomas

24th Bn. Royal Fusiliers

28th July 1916, aged 23.

Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A.

 

Son of Mrs. C. Truman, of Barry's Lane, Padstow, Cornwall; husband of Ethel Thomas, of 9, Hyr Bellevue, Redruth, Cornwall.

 

Your loving wife, my grandmother never forgot you and loved you still till the day she died, aged 89

Picture courtesy of M. Kellow

 

 

10868 Serjeant
Mornington Tickner MM
1st Bn. Coldstream Guards
15/09/1916, aged 19.

Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.


Killed near Ginchy. Son of George and Mary Tickner of Downside, Peaslake, Surrey


Picture courtesy of Colin Tickner, this soldier was his grandfathers brother

 

19853 Private

Walter Towle

10th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers

6th October 1916.

Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

 

Picture courtesy of John Barker

 

241523 Private

John Patrick Turner

24th (Tyneside Irish Bn.)

Northumberland Fusiliers

1st July 1916, aged 20.

Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.

 

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Turner, of 173, Bolingbroke St., Heaton, Newcastle-on-Tyne.

 

Picture courtesy of niece, Anne Burnham

 

 

   

19206 Private

Harry Twitchett

1st Bn. Essex Regiment

16th October 1916, aged 34.

Pier and Face 10D.

Son of James and Ellen (nee Prior) and grandson of George and Rebecca Twitchett and Thomas and Harriet Prior.

Harry was a stonemasons labourer and lived at 11 Chelmer Place with his wife Sarah who live to be in her 80's they had 5 children Doris, Leslie, Olive George and Gladys the eldest at 13 She was given permission to leave school early and went to work and helped bring up the other children, she lived to be 94 and put flowers on a memorial to her father every week.

Picture courtesy of Martyn Tamkin, son of Gladys

 

W-Z

42635 Private

Albert Edward Warner

1st Bn. Worcestershire Regiment

27th October 1916.

Pier and Face 5 A and 6 C.

Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Warner. Married to Maude Garner and lived in North Mimms, Hertfordshire. Father of Albert Frederick Warner b. 1915 and never had the chance to get to know his father.

Forever in our thoughts from your Great Grandson Garry who has the honour of sharing his birthday on 8th May and will cherish the bible presented to you on your 21st birthday.

 

5261 Rifleman

Horace Raymond Waterman

1st/16th Bn. London Regiment

(Queen's Westminster Rifles)

Killed in action near Vimy Ridge, 23September 1916, aged 26.

Pier and Face 13C.

 

Son of Horace and Janet Waterman, of 27, Grange Park Rd., Thornton Heath, Surrey; husband of Marjorie E. Wildish (formerly Waterman), of 19, Murray Rd., Frindsbury, Rochester, Kent.

 

 

22467 Private

James Watt

"B" Coy. 15th Bn. Highland Light Infantry

03/07/1916, aged 39.

Pier and Face 15C.

 

Son of James Watt & Margaret Kerr. Husband of Janet Reid & father of Annie Reid Watt & James Watt. They lived at 96 Cardross Street, Dennistown, Glasgow.

James is remembered by his family now living in South Africa and England.

Picture courtesy of Cuan James Gibson

 

201088 Private

Edward White

1st/5th Bn. Sherwood Foresters, (Notts & Derby Regiment)

1st July 1916, aged 29.

Pier and Face 10 C 10 D and 11 A.

 

Son of Edward White, of 4, Albion Place, Ilkeston; husband of Alice White, of 15, Albion Place, Ilkeston, Derbyshire.

 

Picture courtesy of John Barker

 

20321 Private

Harry Williams

15th Bn. Welsh Regiment

10th July 1916, aged 23.

Pier and Face 7 A and 10 A.

 

Killed at Mametz Wood

Resident of 23 Ormerod Street, Bolton.

 

Picture courtesy of great nephew, Vince Collins

 

Captain

Claud Humpston Woolatt

8th Bn. The Queen's (Royal West Surrey Regiment)

21st August 1916, aged 29.

Pier and Face 5 D and 6 D.

 

Son of Edith P. Woollatt, of "Beauvais," Ditton Hill, Surbiton, Surrey, and the late Randal Woollatt. Educated at Cheltenham College. Enlisted Inns of Court (O.T.C.) Aug., 1914.

 

 

   

21046 Private

Joseph Ward

1st Bn. East Lancashire Regiment

1st July 1916 aged 24.

Pier and Face 6 C.

 

Son of Mrs Elizabeth Ward, 22 Anderton Street, Scholes, Wigan.

 

Born 3rd November 1891.


Joseph enlisted in 1914 and originally joined the The Lancashire Fusiliers and later to transfer to The East Lancashire Regiment. He fought and lost his life on 1st July 1916 in the largest and bloodiest battle of the First World War, as a member of the East Lancashire Regiment, along side the Accrington Pals. He has no known grave and was classified as 'Missing in Action' and is remembered at Thiepval. He left a wife, Anne Cox and 2 very young children, Joseph and Agnes (Grandmother). He was the son of Thomas and Elizabeth (Eliza) Ward and before the war he was a collier with his brother's Thomas and Lawrence. Thomas returned from the war, but was terribly injured and lost a leg. Sadly, Lawrence also lost his life as a member of The Royal Navy in WW1. Both Joseph & Lawrence are remembered on the Wigan War Memorial, All Saints Church Wigan.

 

Remembered by his Great Grandaughter Mrs Adelle Glover.

 

 

 

15149 Private

Titus Webb

2nd Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment.

Killed in action 29th July 1916.

Pier and face 7 B.

 

Titus enlisted in Wolverhampton and originally joined the 7th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment, he eventually found his way into the 2nd Bn. He was married to Catherine and they had 3 young children, Jane, Mary and Kitty, Before the war he sold fish from a horse and cart and could often be seen around Wolverhampton shouting "Fish alive-O". Titus served in the Balkans and Gallipolli in 1915 and France and Flanders in 1916 where he was killed. His family received the 1914-15 star and the Victory and British War medals.

 

Picture courtesy of his great grandson Kevin Harris.

 

 

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