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Posted -  11/10/2011  :  15:24
Khaki in colour and sombre in content. "Cravens Part in the Great War", there will not have been many households in Barlick and what was then a much larger Craven Area, that did not have at least one copy of this book. In my immediate Family there would have been at least four and I still have two of them, albeit that one is with my son on Anglesey. Over the years I have seen them at jumble sales, in second hand shops and in piles of rubbish for disposal, even left behind when a house has been vacated. They will have turned up all over the place, I have come across them in Wales, the Isle of Wight and Hampshire, the two that I have belonged to my Father and Maternal Grandfather.
Many years ago I went through one of them from cover to cover noting those from Barlick who had given their lives in the service of King and Country, my notes are long gone so I am going to do it again, a few pages at a time, but this time I will include other local places within an approximate seven mile radius, Gisburn, Foulridge, Earby and so on. I will post my findings on here with the name, address and a precis of other details, as some are quite extensive, each name is to have the page number for my reference so that if anyone wants further information, I can soon find it. In a good number of cases there is a photograph, these I will copy and post in groups of ten at suitable intervals. In the book there are 391 pages so I will use a few abreviations hopefully all self explanatory, ie, KIA:- Killed in Action. MPD:- Missing presumed Dead. DOW:- Died as a result of Wounds, and one that is all too frequent, DFD:- Died from Disease or Illness.
One Man was responsible for the existance of these books and that was Mr, Walter Morrison Esq, JP of Malham Tarn who put forward the idea of the book and defrayed the entire cost.
There is quite a bit about the war itself up to page 50, including the Rohilla Tradgedy, then comes the dreadful list of those who did not come home, and so it is that on page 57 we find the first of Barlicks Sons, and is as follows:-

2nd Lieut Harry Thornton Pickles, 3rd Bn Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment (SR) second son of Mr Stephen Pickles JP, CC, Of Raysgill Barnoldswick KIA 26th April 1916 aged 26. P57.

In these first ten pages the extent of family loss is made very clear for it was in the Village of Carleton nr Skipton that this comes up:-

P53,  Lieut. Anthony E.K. Slingsby, 1/6th Duke of Wellington's (WR) Regiment, Son of Mr and Mrs J A Slingsby Carla Beck Carleton. KIA France 14th July 1915. Aged 26.
P57,  Captain Arthur Morris Slingsby, MC 56th Punjabi Rifles,  2nd son of Mr and Mrs J A Slingsby KIA 8th March 1916 in Mesopotamia. Aged 30.
P58.  Lieut. Stephen Slingsby of HMS Defence, 4th son of Mr and Mrs J A Slingsby. KIA in North Sea June 1916. Aged 24.
This out of a total of five sons all serving.
 
Lothersdale is the next local Village with on P62.  Lieut Alec Wilson, 1st Herefordshire Regiment, Son of Mr and Mrs F J Wilson JP of Lothersdale. KIA 26th March 1917 in Egypt.
P54, Lieut. The Hon, C. A. Lister Royal Marines, Hood Battalion, Only surviving son and heir of Lord Ribblesdale of Gisburne Park DOW 28th August 1915. Elder Brother killed in 1904 in Somaliland.
Greystones, Gisburn.  Lieut. George Proctor, Lancs Fusiliers, only son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Proctor. KIA 7th April 1918 aged 24. P70.
Marton is on P73, Which Marton is not clear,  2nd Lieut, Joseph Bryan Bushby South Staffs Regiment, son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Bushby, Schoolhouse Farm Marton, DOW, 4th October 1918 aged 26.



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Posted - 15/11/2011 : 18:56
Having tried reducing the font size to save space, I am going back to the earlier size 3, easier to read. Now here is another that is not on the local Memorial:-

Surname: DOWD

Forename(s): Willie

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 11284

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 5th Division

Age: --

Date of Death: 1915-05-06

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 20.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----



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Posted - 15/11/2011 : 18:57
Surname: DUCKWORTH

Forename(s): Edward Robinson

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: -----

Service No: 26416

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Grenadier Guards

Battalion/Unit: 4th Battalion

Division: Guards Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1917-07-22

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: I. F. 12.

CWGC Cemetery: DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE ROBINSON EDWARD DUCKWORTH, Grenadier Guards, only son of Mr. & Mrs. John Duckworth, Edge Farm, Barnoldswick, died of wounds 22nd July, 1917. Aged 22 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

DUCKWORTH, Edward, aged 22 years, Grenadier Guards, son of Mr. and Mrs. John Duckworth, Edge Farm, [Barnoldswick], died of wounds, France, July 23, 1917.

Article Date: 03 August 1917
DUCKWORTH - July 22nd 1917, died of wounds received in action on the Western Front, Pte. Edward Robinson Duckworth, Grenadier Guards, only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Duckworth, Edge Farm, Barnoldswick, aged 22 years.

Article Date: 03 August 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - GUARDSMAN DIES OF WOUNDS
An official message was received on Tuesday recording the death of Private Edward Robinson Duckworth, Grenadier Guards, which took place in France on the 22nd of July from wounds received a few days previously. He was 22 years of age and the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Duckworth, Edge Farm, Barnoldswick. He went to France in January last

Article Date: 10 August 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - GUARDSMAN DIES OF WOUNDS
As stated last week an official message has been received recording the death of Private Edward Robinson Duckworth, Grenadier Guards, which took place in France on the 22nd of July from wounds received a few days previously. He was 22 years of age and the only son of Mr. and Mrs. John Duckworth, Edge Farm, Barnoldswick. He went to France in January last


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Posted - 15/11/2011 : 18:58
Surname: Duerden,

Forename(s): Richard

Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: 4498

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 4th Division

Age: --

Date of Death: 1915-07-06

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: II. E. 36.

CWGC Cemetery: TALANA FARM CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

Article Date: 23 July 1915
BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIERS KILLED, WOUNDED, AND MISSING
A letter received by the parents of Pte. Walter Smith (Cecil Street) last week-end stated that two Barnoldswick soldiers, Pte. Henry Bramall and Pte. Rd. Duerden had been killed. Pte. Bramall is a married man whose wife resides at 7, Queen Street, but no confirmation of the sad news had been received up to yesterday (Thursday) morning. Duerdon was a Blackburn reservist working in Barnoldswick at the outbreak of war.
Pte. Thomas Edward Heyworth, of the 2nd King's Own Lancaster Regiment, is lying in a precarious condition at the County of London Hospital, Epsom, suffering from wounds received at St. Eloi on the 8th inst. He was only married at Easter, and his wife resides at 28, Colin Street, Barnoldswick. She went to see him on Monday and found him unconscious. He had been shot in the right elbow and the forearm had been amputated, but news came yesterday that it had been found necessary to take off the entire limb in order to save his life. His brother, Pte. Hy Heyworth of the 1st Border Regiment was wounded in France, and after being home to Barnoldswick on furlough has now gone to the Dardanelles.

The parents reside at 23, Wellington Street.
Pte. John Bland, of the 3rd Duke of Wellington's, brother of Mrs. Peace, Melville Avenue, has been reported missing since the 5th of May.

Article Date: 23 July 1915
TWO BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIERS UNOFFICIALLY REPORTED KILLED
Private Walter Smith of the 1st East Lancashire Regiment, writing to relatives in Cecil Street, Barnoldswick, tells of the death of two of his comrades. One of the men who he states is said to have been killed is Private Richard Duerden, a native of Blackburn, who lodged in Barnoldswick, and had been employed with the local industry. Private Duerden is alleged to have been shot.

The other casualty is reported to be that of Private Henry Bramall, also of the 1st East Lancashire Regiment. The manner of his death is not stated. The War Office has made no official communication respecting these two local soldiers.

The other casualty is reported to be that of Private Henry Bramall, also of the 1st East Lancashire Regiment. The manner of his death is not stated. The War Office has made no official communication respecting these two local soldiers..


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Surname: DUNKLEY

Forename(s): Frank

Place of Birth: East Barnet, Hertfordshire

Residence: -----

Service No: M/10073

Rank: Junior Reserve Attendant

Regiment/Corps/Service: Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve

Battalion/Unit: H.M.H.S. 'Rohilla'

Division: not applicable - Royal Navy

Age: 38

Date of Death: 1914-10-30

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: 8.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

No entry in SD - Navy.

1881 East Barnet, Hertfordshire Census: Frank Dunkley, aged 4 years, born East Barnet, son of Elizabeth Dunkley, Widow.

1911 Barnoldswick Census: 24 Rook Street - Frank Dunkley, aged 33 years, born New Barnet, Hertfordshire, husband of Mary Ellen Dunkley.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PTE. F. DUNKLEY, 19, Glasgow St., Barnoldswick, married, one child.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

DUNKLEY, F., 9, Bairstow Street, [Barnoldswick], married, one child. The above resided at Barnoldswick, being a member of the local branch of the St. John Ambulance Association, who were drowned when the 'Rohilla', a hospital ship on which they were serving as members of the Naval Sick Berth Reserve, went ashore at Whitby on October 30, 1914.


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Surname: DUNNING

Forename(s): William Harold

Place of Birth: Tredegar, Monmouthshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 204079

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion/Unit: 2/5th Battalion

Division: 55th (West Lancashire) Division

Age: 31

Date of Death: 1916-09-09

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: XIII. A. 7.

CWGC Cemetery: DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

(Not in CPGW - CH entry 1917-04-27)

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

DUNNING, William, aged 30 years, East Lancs. Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Dunning, 42, Gisburn Road, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Sept. 9, 1917.

Article Date: 27 April 1917
DUNNING - Killed in action in France September 9th 1916, Pte. William Dunning, East Lancashire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dunning, 42, Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, aged 30 years.

.Article Date: 27 April 1917
MISSING - NOW REPORTED KILLED
Mr. and Mrs. Thos. Dunning, 42, Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, have been notified by the War Office that their son, Private Wm. Dunning, of the East Lancashire Regiment, who was reported missing on the 9th September last, was killed in action on that date. He was 30 years of age and unmarried. He enlisted in March, 1916 and had only been in France about three weeks before the above-mentioned date. He was a native of Feniscowles, near Blackburn, and was employed at the paper mill there before the family removed to Barnoldswick in the early part of last year.


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Posted - 16/11/2011 : 12:25
I have seen several references in these texts to "Bankfield St" this begged the question where? now I believe I know. During the 1940s I recall there being a short row of house inside what is now the Rolls Royce complex, yesterday I saw a mention of it being a terrace of six houses. and I have found it, the aerial photo of 1940 shows it as being well inside the complex, I will post a pic of this later, now back to work.

Surname: EASTWOOD

Forename(s): Greenwood Hartley

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 16186

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment/Corps/Service: Coldstream Guards

Battalion/Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: Guards Division

Age: 18

Date of Death: 1916-09-16

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----
Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

CORPORAL G. H. EASTWOOD, Coldstream Guards, son of Mr. & Mrs. A. Eastwood, Sussex Street, Barnoldswick, killed in action 15th September, 1916. Aged 18 years.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

EASTWOOD, Corporal Greenwood Hartley, aged 18 years, Coldstream Guards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eastwood, 4, Sussex Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Sept. 15, 1916.

Article Date: 20 October 1916
BARNOLDSWICK MEN MISSING
Anxiety is felt by the relatives of the undermentioned Barnoldswick soldiers, who have been posted as missing at various dates during the big push. Any information regarding them will be welcomed at the addresses given - Lance Corporal G.H. Eastwood, 16186, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, 18 years of age, missing since September 15th. Parents live at 4, Sussex Street, Barnoldswick.

Article Date: 26 January 1917
BARNOLDSWICK GUARDSMAN OFFICIALLY REPORTED KILLED
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eastwood, 4 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick, on Tuesday received confirmation of the death of their eldest son, Corporal Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, of the Coldstream Guards. He was only 18 years of age and had been out in France six months. He took part in the memorable charge of the Guards at Givenchy on September 15th, since when he has been missing. He is now officially reported killed in action on that date. Corporal Eastwood enlisted in May, 1915. He was connected with the Bethesda Baptist Sunday School and a member of the choir
.

Article Date: 02 February 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - GUARDSMAN REPORTED KILLED: CORPORAL G. H. EASTWOOD
As reported last week, confirmation has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eastwood, 4, Sussex Street, Barnoldswick, of the death of their eldest son, Corporal Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, of the Coldstream Guards, and we reproduce a photograph of the brave lad, who was only 18 years of age, but who had been fighting his country's battle in France for six months. He has been officially reported killed in action on September 15th in the memorable charge of the Guards at Givenchy.

Article Date: 06 July 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - A DEAD SOLDIER'S ESTATE

An unusual application, arising out of the war, came before His Honour Judge Macklin at the Skipton County Court on Wednesday. On behalf of Mr. Arthur Eastwood, 4 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick, Mr. J.E. Newall, solicitor, Skipton, asked for an order of the Court for the payment to the former of some money left by his son, Lce.-Cpl. Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, 2nd Batt., Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action in France on September 15th 1916.
Mr. Newall explained that under the will of his grandfather, Thomas Eastwood, Lance Corporal Eastwood, whilst an infant, became entitled to a fourth of the former's estate, less furniture. The money, which at the time amounted to £224 5s. 11d., was paid into Court under the will, and with bank interest had since 1902 accumulated to almost £300. Lce. Cpl. Eastwood had died intestate, and his father had taken out an administration order and now petitioned for an order for the payment of the money to himself.
His Honour made the necessary order.

Article Date: 14 September 1917
EASTWOOD - In loving memory of our dear son, Corporal Greenwood H. Eastwood, Coldstream Guards, killed in action September 15th 1916, aged 18 years.
He will answer no more the roll call,

Nor rush at the bugle sound;

But, Lord, when the roll in Heaven is called

May his name in the Book be found.
From Father, Mother and Family, 4, Sussex Street, Barnoldswick.

Article Date: 13 September 1918
EASTWOOD - In loving memory of our dear son, Corporal Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, 2nd Coldstream Guards, killed in action at Ginchy, September 15th, 1916.
Though buried in a distant grave,

Amidst the shot and shell;

For country's sake his life he gave,

He stood his trials well.

How oft our thoughts do wander to that sad and lonely grave.

His name is often spoken in the home he died to save.
From Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers, 4 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick

Article Date: 12 September 1919
EASTWOOD - In loving memory of our dear son, Cpl. Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action Sept. 15th, 1916.
"A day of remembrance sad to recall."

"One of England's silent heroes whom God

remembers when the world forgets."

Ever remembered by his Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers, 1 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick

Article Date: 17 September 1920
EASTWOOD - In ever loving memory of our dear son, L/Cpl. Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, killed in action, September 15th, 1916.
Though tears in our eyes don't always glisten,

Though our faces are not always sad,

Yet our hearts ache in sorrow and anguish

When we think of our dearly loved lad.
From Father and Mother, Sisters

Main CPGW Record

Surname: EASTWOOD

Forename(s): Greenwood Hartley

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 16186

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment/Corps/Service: Coldstream Guards

Battalion/Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: Guards Division

Age: 18

Date of Death: 1916-09-16

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Pier and Face 7 D and 8 D.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----
Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

CORPORAL G. H. EASTWOOD, Coldstream Guards, son of Mr. & Mrs. A. Eastwood, Sussex Street, Barnoldswick, killed in action 15th September, 1916. Aged 18 years.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

EASTWOOD, Corporal Greenwood Hartley, aged 18 years, Coldstream Guards, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eastwood, 4, Sussex Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Sept. 15, 1916.

Article Date: 20 October 1916
BARNOLDSWICK MEN MISSING
Anxiety is felt by the relatives of the undermentioned Barnoldswick soldiers, who have been posted as missing at various dates during the big push. Any information regarding them will be welcomed at the addresses given - Lance Corporal G.H. Eastwood, 16186, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards, 18 years of age, missing since September 15th. Parents live at 4, Sussex Street, Barnoldswick.

Article Date: 26 January 1917
BARNOLDSWICK GUARDSMAN OFFICIALLY REPORTED KILLED
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eastwood, 4 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick, on Tuesday received confirmation of the death of their eldest son, Corporal Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, of the Coldstream Guards. He was only 18 years of age and had been out in France six months. He took part in the memorable charge of the Guards at Givenchy on September 15th, since when he has been missing. He is now officially reported killed in action on that date. Corporal Eastwood enlisted in May, 1915. He was connected with the Bethesda Baptist Sunday School and a member of the choir
.

Article Date: 02 February 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - GUARDSMAN REPORTED KILLED: CORPORAL G. H. EASTWOOD
As reported last week, confirmation has been received by Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Eastwood, 4, Sussex Street, Barnoldswick, of the death of their eldest son, Corporal Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, of the Coldstream Guards, and we reproduce a photograph of the brave lad, who was only 18 years of age, but who had been fighting his country's battle in France for six months. He has been officially reported killed in action on September 15th in the memorable charge of the Guards at Givenchy.

Article Date: 06 July 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - A DEAD SOLDIER'S ESTATE

An unusual application, arising out of the war, came before His Honour Judge Macklin at the Skipton County Court on Wednesday. On behalf of Mr. Arthur Eastwood, 4 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick, Mr. J.E. Newall, solicitor, Skipton, asked for an order of the Court for the payment to the former of some money left by his son, Lce.-Cpl. Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, 2nd Batt., Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action in France on September 15th 1916.
Mr. Newall explained that under the will of his grandfather, Thomas Eastwood, Lance Corporal Eastwood, whilst an infant, became entitled to a fourth of the former's estate, less furniture. The money, which at the time amounted to £224 5s. 11d., was paid into Court under the will, and with bank interest had since 1902 accumulated to almost £300. Lce. Cpl. Eastwood had died intestate, and his father had taken out an administration order and now petitioned for an order for the payment of the money to himself.
His Honour made the necessary order.

Article Date: 14 September 1917
EASTWOOD - In loving memory of our dear son, Corporal Greenwood H. Eastwood, Coldstream Guards, killed in action September 15th 1916, aged 18 years.
He will answer no more the roll call,

Nor rush at the bugle sound;

But, Lord, when the roll in Heaven is called

May his name in the Book be found.
From Father, Mother and Family, 4, Sussex Street, Barnoldswick.

Article Date: 13 September 1918
EASTWOOD - In loving memory of our dear son, Corporal Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, 2nd Coldstream Guards, killed in action at Ginchy, September 15th, 1916.
Though buried in a distant grave,

Amidst the shot and shell;

For country's sake his life he gave,

He stood his trials well.

How oft our thoughts do wander to that sad and lonely grave.

His name is often spoken in the home he died to save.
From Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers, 4 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick

Article Date: 12 September 1919
EASTWOOD - In loving memory of our dear son, Cpl. Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, Coldstream Guards, who was killed in action Sept. 15th, 1916.
"A day of remembrance sad to recall."

"One of England's silent heroes whom God

remembers when the world forgets."

Ever remembered by his Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers, 1 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick

Article Date: 17 September 1920
EASTWOOD - In ever loving memory of our dear son, L/Cpl. Greenwood Hartley Eastwood, killed in action, September 15th, 1916.
Though tears in our eyes don't always glisten,

Though our faces are not always sad,

Yet our hearts ache in sorrow and anguish

When we think of our dearly loved lad.
From Father and Mother, Sisters and Brothers, 4 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick

 and Brothers, 4 Sussex Street, Barnoldswick



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Main CPGW Record

Surname: EASTWOOD

Forename(s): Young

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 204559

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Corps/Service: Royal Field Artillery

Battalion/Unit: 'A' Battery 180th Brigade

Division: 16th (Irish) Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1918-05-05

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: II. H. 33.

CWGC Cemetery: AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

1911 Barnoldswick Census: Young Eastwood, aged 16 years, born Barnoldswick. [Young Eastwood was living with his mother Louisa and stepfather Thomas Frederick Sutcliffe.]

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

GUNNER GEORGE EASTWOOD, R.F.A., son of Mrs. T. Sutcliffe, 12, East Hill Street, Barnoldswick, died of wounds 5th May, 1918. Aged 23 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

EASTWOOD, Gunner Young, aged 23 years, R.F.A., 12, East Hill Street, [Barnoldswick], died of wounds May 5, 1918

 

Article Date: 15 December 1916
PETTY SESSIONS - SKIPTON
BARNOLDSWICK YOUNG MEN'S DISGUSTING BEHAVIOUR
William Holloway, weaver; Young Eastwood, carter; and James Pickles, weaver, all of Barnoldswick, pleaded guilty to making use of obscene language in the presence of young girls in Skipton Road, Earby, on November 26th, and were each fined 20s. The Chairman said the language uttered by defendants was the filthiest he had ever come across and told the young men they ought to be thoroughly ashamed of themselves. "You ought to be flogged," he added, "but unfortunately we cannot order you to be flogged. I never heard such beastly and horrible language in all my life. For goodness sake keep a clean tongue in your head in future."

Article Date: 17 May 1918
Gunner Young Eastwood, Barnoldswick
Gunner Young Eastwood, R.F.A., died of wounds at a Casualty Clearing Station in France on May 5th. His mother (Mrs. T. Sutcliffe), who resides at 12 East Hill Street, Barnoldswick, had received a telegram from the Artillery Records Office, Woolwich, stating that her son was dangerously wounded by gunshot in the abdomen and that permission to visit him could not be granted. He was 23 years of age and the younger son of the late Mr. Samuel Eastwood. He was gassed last year after six months' service at the Front, whither he only returned just before Easter. Prior to enlisting he was employed by Mr. P. D. Bilbrough as a coal carter

Article Date: 17 May 1918
EASTWOOD - Died of wounds May 5th, Gunner Young Eastwood, R.F.A., son of Mrs. T. Sutcliffe, 12, East Hill Street, Barnoldswick, aged 23.


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Posted - 16/11/2011 : 16:30
I have just completed the basic edit and primary formatting of all the information, thats three times through, I feel that I know all these people to some degree. I have already begun work on the main datasheet but it will take some time to complete. When finished however it will give me "At a glance" ability to see everything. The first column carries the names on the War Memorial, the second, those from the book and database, these two can then be cross referenced and other searches carried out to find the missing information. Other columns carry addresses, how died, where and when, where burried and so on, for now though, here is another one:-

Surname: ECCLESTON

Forename(s): Vincent

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: -----

Service No: 5726

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 4th Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1915-06-27

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: II. B. 17.

CWGC Cemetery: TALANA FARM CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE V. ECCLESTONE, East Lancs. Regt., son of Mr. William Ecclestone, Barnoldswick, killed in action 22nd June, 1915.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

ECCLESTON, Vincent, aged 22 years, 1st E.L. Regiment, son of Mr. Wm. Eccleston, killed by a sniper June 27, 1915.

Article Date: 02 July 1915
ECCLESTON - June 27th, shot in the head, while serving in France, Pte. Vincent Eccleston, of the lst East Lancashire Regiment, son of Mr. Wm. Eccleston, of Barnoldswick.

Article Date: 02 July 1915
ANOTHER BARLICKER PAYS THE PRICE
News reached Barnoldswick on Wednesday of the death from a German sniper's bullet of Pte. Vincent Eccleston, son of Mr. William Eccleston, and half-brother of Mr. Ron Eccleston, bookseller. Pte. Eccleston, who was 22 years of age, enlisted in the lst East Lancashire Regiment immediately after the outbreak of war, and after undergoing his training was drafted to France at the end of January. He had never been home on furlough.
The letter bearing the sad intelligence was in the following terms:-
27th June, 1915
"Dear Sir, - I am sorry to inform you that your brother, Pte. Vincent Eccleston, was killed this morning. He was hit through the head by a bullet from a German sniper, and died half-an-hour afterwards. He suffered no pain, being unconscious immediately after being hit. He was a good soldier, and I am indeed sorry to lose such a fine fellow. During the last two months he has been in the machine gun section, and all his comrades feel his loss intensely. You have at least the consolation that he died doing his duty, and I trust this will lessen your great grief. I remain, yours sincerely, C. WADDINGTON, Q.M."
Pte. Eccleston frequently wrote to his relatives in Barnoldswick, and recently sent over a number of curios picked up on the battlefield, which have been displayed in Mr. Ron Eccleston's shop window in Rainhall Road.
In his last letter, dated only four days previous to his death, he stated:- "Things have been pretty rough out here lately. What with shells, trench mortars, and bullets it is awful; but I think the trench mortars are the worst. They are like one of our 18 pounders, but are full of gun cotton and fired by a fuse. You can see them as they come through the air, and when one comes you have to make a move. We have just come out for a rest, and we need it, as we have had no sleep for five days. We have had to keep working all the time we were in to keep up the parapet at all costs. You may just think what it was like when in five days we filled 24,000 sand bags and also used what the Germans had left when the French drove them out of it. I saw an aeroplane set on fire three days ago, and sorry to say it was one of ours."

Article Date: 30 July 1915
BARNOLDSWICK FOOTBALLER KILLED
News reached Barnoldswick last week-end of the death of Private Wm. Lister, of the 6th Duke of Wellington's, who was killed in France on July 18th. Previous to joining the Army, Pte. Lister was well-known as an athlete and a member of the Barnoldswick football team, in which he played full back.

He was 27 years of age, married, and leaves one child, a boy of three years. The sad news was received in a letter from Major Bateman to Mrs. Lister, who resides at 7, King Street, Barnoldswick:-
"Dear Mrs. Lister, - I very much regret to inform you that your husband was killed in action whilst in the trenches on July 18th. Please accept my very deepest sympathy in your sad bereavement. All his personal kit and balance of pay will be forwarded to you in due course by the authorities. I must add that I have always found Pte. Lister a splendid soldier and a good worker.- Yours truly, CHAS. M. BATEMAN"
In his last letter to his wife, dated July 16th, Pte. Lister wrote:- "We are in a very warm part of the trenches just now. I am still in the pink, but we have to skip about pretty lively at times. The Germans are very wide-awake, and keep us so too. Never mind. I shall think of you at the seaside and hope you will enjoy yourself. I wish this lot was over, but I can't see any chance of that yet ... All the Barlickers are all right yet. We are now at the place where Vincent Eccleston was killed."

Article Date: 20 October 1916
BARNOLDSWICK - LETTERS FROM DEAD MEN
A few days ago Mrs. H. Bramall, 7, Queen Street, Barnoldswick, experienced a surprise at receiving by post from France a small parcel addressed in a well-known hand, containing two small empty toffee tins, such as are regularly sent out to men at the Front. Inside one of the tins were two letters, one from her husband, Pte. H. Bramall (East Lancashires) who was killed in July, 1915, and the other from Pte. Vincent Eccleston, of the same regiment, who met a similar fate a month earlier. The date on the Field Postmark is indecipherable, but both letters (which are also undated) were addressed from the base at Le Havre before either of the writers went up to the firing line in January 1915. Wherever the parcel had lain during the long interval - whether 'Somewhere in France' or in England - will probably never be known, but it reached its destination in a state of good preservation.

Article Date: 22 June 1917
ECCLESTON - In loving memory of our dear brother, Vincent Eccleston, who was killed at Ypres, June 27th, 1915.
'Gone, but not forgotten.'
From his loving Mother, Sister and Brother.

 

Article Date: 02 July 1915
ANOTHER BARNOLDSWICK VICTIM - Private Vincent Eccleston Killed
The dread uncertainty of war is shown in a sad incident which has to be recorded this week. On Monday, Mr. Ben Eccleston, stationer and bookseller, of Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick, was visited by Private Bates, a local soldier, home on a four days' furlough from the Front, who said he was charged with a verbal message to Mr. Eccleston that his half-brother, Private Vincent Eccleston, was 'alive and kicking' and doing well. But on Wednesday morning came a letter from Quarter-Master Waddington of the 1st East Lancashire Regiment, informing the relatives of Private Eccleston's death from the bullet of a German sniper.
Quarter-Master Waddington says:-
27th June 1915
"Dear Sir, I am sorry to inform you that your brother, Private Vincent Eccleston, was killed this morning. He was shot through the head by a bullet from a German sniper and died half an hour afterwards. He suffered no pain, being unconscious immediately upon being hit. He was a good soldier and I am indeed sorry to lose such a fine fellow. During the last two months he had been in the machine gun section, and all his comrades feel his loss intensely. You have at least the consolation that he died doing his duty, and I trust this will lessen your great grief. I remain, Yours sincerely, C. Waddington, Quarter-Master."
Private Eccleston was the son of Mr. William Eccleston of Westgate, Barnoldswick. He was only 22 years of age, and enlisted in the 1st East Lancashire Regiment in August last year. He got his training at various places in England and he was drafted to France on January 28th. Quite recently Private Eccleston sent a number of curios from the battlefield, and the interesting souvenirs from the scene of action are exhibited in Mr. Ben Eccleston's shop window. The exhibits include shells and bullets of various kinds, fuses, Waterloo souvenirs and a bronze statute of Napoleon, which was cleverly made from the brass of a gun. In his last letter, which reached Barnoldswick only four days previous to his death, Private Eccleston wrote:- "Things have been pretty rough out here lately. What with shells, trench mortars and bullets, it is awful, but I think the trench mortars are the worst. They are like one of our 18 pounders, but are full of gun-cotton and are fired by a fuse. You can see them as they come through the air, and when one comes you have to make a move. We have just come out for a rest, and we needed it, as we have had no sleep for five days. We have had to keep working all the time we were in to keep up the parapet at all costs. You may just think what it was like when, in five days, we filled 24,000 sandbags, and also used what the Germans had left when the French drove them out of it. I saw an aeroplane set on fire three days ago, and am sorry to say it was one of ours."
Much sympathy is extended by Barnoldswick people to the members of the bereaved family, who are old and well known residents. The name Eccleston has been long associated with the progress of the town.

Article Date: 02 July 1915
A VISIT TO BARNOLDSWICK FROM THE FRONT
Friends of Private 'Billy' Bates, a native of Nelson, but for some time a resident of Barnoldswick where he is well known, were pleasantly surprised to receive a visit from him on Monday during part of a four days' furlough he has spent in England, after serving nearly eleven months at the Front. Although he has been through a number of stirring incidents of war, Pte. Bates is locally congratulated on being one of the lucky ones, for he has endured the whole of the campaign without a scratch. Everyone was glad to see him and he returned on Tuesday noon to resume his hazardous duties at the Front. Before the war Private Bates was in the Militia (East Lancashire's) and was called up by the mobilisation order. His winter's exploits he described as constituting the most awful experiences of his life, and he says it is a wonder that he has not been killed many times over, if the paradox may be excused. The Germans were certainly more powerful and more formidable opponents than had been represented to the British public, but Private Bates agreed that they do not posses the morale of the British troops. Their cannon and artillery were well equipped, and during the winter months the battle was at times 'hell on earth'. With the coming of spring, however, Private Bates found himself attached to the headquarters staff at Ypres as a cavalry despatch rider, and it is to this class of work that he has this week returned. It is dangerous but honourable employment, full of incidents and perils.
Whilst at Ypres, Private Bates has met Private William Hudson, the son of P.C. Hudson of Barnoldswick, who is with the Regulars and has just returned to the Front after having been in one of the base hospitals in France. He has also met Private Vincent Eccleston, stationer of Rainhall Road, another Barnoldswick lad (who has just been reported killed). This is also in the Ypres district. Private Bates has not met many of the recruits who went out to France this spring. These men are being given their baptism of fire in another sphere of the operations - or at least the majority of them have been so placed.

Article Date: 30 July 1915
PRIVATE LISTER'S LAST LETTER
As briefly announced last week, Private Wm. Lister, 6th Duke of Wellington's, was killed on July 18th. According to a letter from Private Wolfenden of Barnoldswick, who was with him in the trenches, there were three killed and two injured at the same time, Lister being shot through the head. Before joining the Army he worked at Messrs. Bailey and Roberts, Barnsey Shed, and was well known as a footballer and athlete. He was 27 years of age and leaves a widow and one boy (3½ years), who reside at 7 King Street, Barnoldswick.
In his letter dated two days before his death, Private Lister wrote in the following cheerful strain:- "We are in a very warm part of the trenches just now. You will know where we are if you look in next week's 'Pioneer'. I am still in the pink, but we have to skip about pretty lively at times. The Germans are very wide-awake and keep us so too. Never mind, I shall think of you at the seaside and hope you enjoy yourself. I wish this lot was over, but don't see much chance of that yet. P.S.- All the Barlickers are all right yet. We are now where Vincent Eccleston was killed."

Article Date: 06 August 1915
BARNOLDSWICK NEWS
BAPTIST CHAPEL "ROLL CALL" - IMPRESSIVE SUNDAY EVENING SERVICE
An impressive service was conducted at the Barnoldswick Baptist Church on Sunday, when special reference was made to the war, and the pastor (Rev. E. Winnard) preached on the solemn covenant, 'Carefully to endeavour to create and maintain a higher standard of personal and family religion, putting away from us all that would incur the Divine displeasure and bring defeat and failure to our arms.'
The service was well attended, and opened with a few short introductory remarks by the pastor, as given on the Free Church Council prayer sheets. Special hymns were sung, and a number of appropriate intercessional prayers made. Then the minister (Rev. E. Winnard) enumerated the names of three members of his congregation who had fallen or had been wounded during the first twelve months of the war, the congregation standing the while. These are Private Anderson, who went down in the 'Rohilla', and Private Vincent Eccleston, who was recently shot in France by a sniper, and Private J.W. Smith, who is in France suffering from slight wounds and is expected to return to the firing line.
As Rev. E. Winnard read the roll call of the 38 members of the congregation who are fighting at the Front, or are in training for active service, the congregation engaged in silent prayer for their welfare. The solemnity of the service was intensified by the singing of the choir.



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So, I did not imagine it!

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Surname: EDMONDSON

Forename(s): Bertie

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: -----

Service No: 30/385

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Northumberland Fusiliers

Battalion/Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 17th (Northern) Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1917-04-21

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Bay 2 and 3.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: ARRAS MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

On the 25th September 1917, the 9th (Service) Bn Northumberland Fusiliers absorbed the 2/1st Northumberland Yeomanry (Hussars) and became the 9th (Northumberland Hussars Yeomanry) Bn.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE BERTIE EDMONDSON, Northumberland Fusiliers, son of Mr. & Mrs. Allan Edmondson, 22, Westgate, Barnoldswick, killed in action 21st April, 1917. Aged 20 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

EDMONDSON, Bertie, aged 20 years, Northumberland Fusiliers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Edmondson, 23, Westgate, [Barnoldswick], killed in action April 21, 1917.

Article Date: 18 May 1917
BARNOLDSWICK'S TOLL - PRIVATE BERTIE EDMONDSON
Pte. Bertie Edmondson (Northumberland Fusiliers), who has been officially reported killed in action in France on April 21st, was 20 years of age, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Edmondson, 22 Westgate, Barnoldswick. He enlisted about a year ago and was home on sick furlough suffering from trench feet in the early part of the present year. Before joining the Army he was a weaver for Mr. Jas. Edmondson, Crow Nest Shed.

Article Date: 18 May 1917
EDMONDSON - April 21st 1917, killed in action in France, Pte. Bertie Edmondson, Northumberland Fusiliers, son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Edmondson, 22, Westgate, Barnoldswick, aged 20 years.

Article Date: 18 May 1917
Pte. Bertie Edmondson (Northumberland Fusiliers), who has been officially reported killed in action in France on April 21st, was 20 years of age, and the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allan Edmondson, 22, Westgate, Barnoldswick. He enlisted about a year ago, and was home on sick furlough suffering from trench feet in the early part of the present year. Before joining the army he was a weaver at Mr. Jas. Edmondson's, Crownest Shed


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Surname: EDMONDSON

Forename(s): Herbert

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: -----

Service No: 29200

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 11th (Northern) Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1917-10-09

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE HERBERT EDMONDSON, Duke of Well.'s Regt., son of Mr. & Mrs. J. T. Edmondson, Strandridge Farm, Barnoldswick, killed in action 16th October, 1917. Aged 20 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

EDMONDSON, Herbert, aged 20 years, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.T. Edmondson, Standridge Farm, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Oct. 16, 1917

Article Date: 26 October 1917
EDMONDSON - October 16th 1917, killed in action on the Western Front, Private Herbert Edmondson, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Edmondson, Standridge Farm, Barnoldswick, aged 20 years.

Article Date: 26 October 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - VICTIM OF LAST WEEK'S ADVANCE: PRIVATE HERBERT EDMONDSON
News of the death of Private Herbert Edmondson, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, was received on Saturday by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Edmondson, Standridge Farm, Barnoldswick, in a letter from Lance-Corporal J.W. Sunderland of the same regiment. He was killed in action on the 16th inst. after being at the front ten months. Pte. Edmondson was 20 years of age, and before joining the Colours was employed as a weaver at Mr. J. W. Horsfield's Butts Mill. The letter states:-

"Herbert fell in the advance on Tuesday last. Death was instantaneous, he having been hit by a shell. We shall miss him very much in the platoon, as he was a very popular and much respected comrade. His pal was also wounded. A parcel, which came for Herbert yesterday, was shared out amongst the boys in the section. This, I know, would have been his wish. I trust that God will comfort you in your trouble, and that you will find consolation in the fact that your son has made a glorious sacrifice for King and Country, as well as home. Corporal Widdop joins me in deepest sympathy with you.
"Believe me, yours sincerely, J. W. SUNDERLAND."
Mr. and Mrs. Edmondson have another son who has been wounded (now at Ripon), one discharged, and an adopted son (Pte. A. Tillotson), a prisoner of war in Germany.


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Surname: EIDSON

Forename(s): Herbert

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 242689

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: 59th (2/North Midland) Division

Age: 33

Date of Death: 1917-11-29

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 9.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

1891 Barnoldswick Census: Raikes Cottages - Herbert Idson, aged 7 years, born Barnoldswick, grandson of Benjamin and Mariah Idson.

1901 Colne Census: 17, St. John Street - Herbert Eidson, aged 17 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Beatrice Horner.

1911 Barnoldswick Census: 34, Westgate - Herbert Eidson, aged 27 years, born Barnoldswick, husband of Elizabeth Eidson.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE HERBERT EIDSON, North Staffs. Regt., of 34, Westgate, Barnoldswick, killed in action 27th November, 1917. Aged 33 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

EIDSON, Herbert, aged 33 years, [Barnoldswick], North Staffordshire Regt., killed in action Nov. 27, 1917.

 

Article Date: 21 December 1917
EIDSON - Killed in action on the Western Front November 27th 1917, Private Herbert Eidson, North Staffs. Regiment, formerly of 34, Westgate, Barnoldswick, aged 33 years.

Article Date: 21 December 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - LEFT FIVE LITTLE CHILDREN
The death has been officially intimated of Private Herbert Eidson, North Staffs. Regiment, who was killed in action on the 27th ult., aged 33 years. He leaves a wife and five children (ranging in ages from six years to eight months), living at 34, Westgate, Barnoldswick. Before joining the Army he was a weaver employed by Messrs. Albert Hartley and Co., Long Ing Shed, and a well-known local fancier and exhibitor of rabbits, poultry, &c. He went out to France in February last.


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Surname: ELSWORTH

Forename(s): Alfred Carr

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: -----

Service No: M/10074

Rank: Senior Reserve Attendant

Regiment/Corps/Service: Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve

Battalion/Unit: H.M.H.S. 'Rohilla'

Division: not applicable - Royal Navy

Age: 31

Date of Death: 1914-10-30

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: 8.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

No entry in SD - Navy.

1911 Barnoldswick Census: Albert Elsworth, aged 28 years, born Barnoldswick, son of Albert and Mary Ann Elsworth.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PTE. A.C. ELSWORTH, 32, Wellington St., Barnoldswick, single.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

ELSWORTH, Alfred, 32, Wellington Street, [Barnoldswick], single. The above resided at Barnoldswick, being a member of the local branch of the St. John Ambulance Association, who were drowned when the 'Rohilla', a hospital ship on which they were serving as members of the Naval Sick Berth Reserve, went ashore at Whitby on October 30, 1914.


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Surname: FAWCETT

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: 8855

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers

Battalion/Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 4th Division

Age: 32

Date of Death: 1915-02-13

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: I. D. 17.

CWGC Cemetery: TANCREZ FARM CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

Brother-in-law of James Bolton (10487).
Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE JNO. FAWCETT, Lancs. Fusiliers, of Barnoldswick, killed in action 13th February, 1915. Aged 32 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

FAWCETT, John, 9, Church Street, [Barnoldswick], Lancashire Fusiliers, killed by sniper in France Feb. 13, 1915.

 

Article Date: 26 February 1915
BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER KILLED BY GERMAN SNIPER
Intelligence reached Barnoldswick on Monday, in a letter from one of his comrades at the front, of the death of Pte. John Fawcett, of the Lancashire Fusiliers, whose wife and three children reside at No. 9, Collin Street, Barnoldswick. Pte. Fawcett was a native of Burnley, but had lived in Barnoldswick about three years, following the occupation of a weaver. He was a reservist and went to the Continent with the first batch of the Expeditionary Force. He was of a quiet and unassuming nature, and highly esteemed by his associates, and great sympathy is felt towards his widow and children, one of whom is just recovering from an attack of pneumonia. Mrs. Fawcett is a daughter of Mr. T. Bolton, Gisburn Street, who has three sons at the front. The last letter from Pte. Fawcett was received about three weeks ago. The first intimation of his death was conveyed by the following letter dated February 17th, from Pte. W. Nettleton, of No. 9 Platoon, 'C' Company:- "Just a few lines to tell you the sad news of Jack's death, which occurred while he was in the trenches. It happened on Saturday, February 18th, at 3-30 in the afternoon. He was shot by one of the enemy's snipers, and he died a painless death. It was all over in a minute; he was not able to speak a word. We are sending you his letters, pipes, etc., which we took from him. He was a good soldier and comrade and was well liked in our section. - We remain, Jack's Chums."
Since the above, official papers have been received from the War Office stating that Pte. Fawcett was killed at Bizet.

Article Date: 26 February 1915
DEATH OF A BARNOLDSWICK MAN AT THE FRONT
News has this week been received of the death at the Front of Private John Fawcett, a Barnoldswick man who was killed in the trenches by a bullet from a German sniper.
The deceased was a native of Sandgate, Burnley, but he had lived in Barnoldswick for over three years, having removed to the town to better his circumstances as a cotton weaver. His widow and three children live at 9, Collin Street, Barnoldswick, and a sad coincidence is the fact that one of his baby daughters was seriously ill with pneumonia at the time her father was killed. We understand, however, that the child is getting better now.
Pte. Fawcett was called upon at the outbreak of war to join his old regiment, the Lancashire Fusiliers, as a reservist. He took part in nearly all the important engagements, and his last message from 'Somewhere in France' reached Barnoldswick about a fortnight ago. The sad news was conveyed in a letter dated February 17th addressed to Private (168) W. Nettleton of No. 9 Platoon 'C' Company, to some friends of deceased at Burnley. In the message the writer says:- "Just a few lines to tell you of the sad news of Jack's (Pte. Fawcett) death, which occurred whilst he was in the trenches. It happened on Saturday, February 13th at 3.30 in the afternoon. He was shot by one of the enemy's snipers, and he died a painless death. It was all over in a minute, and he was not able to speak a word. We are sending you his letters, pipes, etc., which we took from him. He was a good soldier and comrade, and was well liked in our section."

Article Date: 26 March 1915
BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER'S ESCAPE: "Have Avenged Dear Old Jack"
Private J. Bolton of the Machine Gun Section, 2nd Border Regiment, 'somewhere in France', writing to a relative in Barnoldswick says:- "Just a few lines to let you know I have avenged dear old Jack." (Reference to Private J. Fawcett, who was a brother-in-law to the writer and whose death in action was reported in the Pioneer a few weeks ago.)
Continuing, the writer says:- "We have had a big battle - my word, it was a scrap. My regiment alone, the old 55th, got 400 prisoners and a machine gun. I got a bullet through my ammunition box, and then through my pants, but it never hurt me! You should have seen their trenches when we got there. Enclosed you will find a photo and postcards. The photo I got off a wounded German who was shot through both legs. I felt sorry for him so I gave him my ration of rum. He said 'Good English' then gave me a photo and pointing out his own portrait from the group, said 'Souvenir, good English!' The other two photographs I got off a dead German - one was in his pocket and the other (that of a young woman) lay by his side. After the battle the General himself came and personally commended the machine gun section for the way we handled our guns. I will now close, hoping this finds you all in the best of health, as it leaves me at present."

Article Date: 24 December 1915
CRAVEN'S ROLL OF HONOUR - BARNOLDSWICK
Pte. John Fawcett, Lancashire Fusiliers, killed by a German sniper in France on February 13th. Left a widow and three children, who reside at 9 Collin Street, Barnoldswick.


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Surname: FAY

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Padiham, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 1706

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1915-06-04

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 113 to 117.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

Brother of Robert Fay (1748). Step-brother of Albert Deacey (39687).
Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

(Not in CPGW - CH entry 1915-09-24)

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:
Article Date: 24 September 1915
 

Private Herbert Fay, A.S.C. and Private John Fay, East Lancashire's, are well known in Barnoldswick, where they worked prior to joining the colours.

 

 

Article Date: 06 August 1915
BARNOLDSWICK MAN IN THE DARDANELLES
Driver H. Fay, grandson of Mr. Bob Whalley, of Arthur Street, Barnoldswick, writing from Florinna Hospital at Malta, to Mrs. A.T. Scott, of 169, Burnlea Terrace, Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick, gives some of his impressions of the fighting in the Dardanelles. He says:- "I suppose you know I have been in the Dardanelles for two months, and it was a bit hot. I was, however, sent away from the Dardanelles with enteric fever, and I have been on milk diet for a month. I have been through it since I have been on active service, I can tell you. I don't think the Turks will stick it long. They have had an awful licking. Our boys just showed them how to fight. Our John (his brother), has been wounded in the neck and arm. I don't think he will be any use for work again. I suppose I shall have to go out again after I have had a furlough. Well, I came through without a scratch once, and I can do it again with a bit of luck."

 

1/4th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
JUNE 1915
Third Battle of Krithia (4th). 'D' Company and 1 platoon of 'C' moved forward with 1st Essex 12 noon. Led attack from right of Ghurka Bluff towards Krithia. Leading waves met with strong rifle and machine gun fire upon leaving trenches. First three lines of Turkish trenches taken within few minutes. Attack continued - 4th line carried by 3 p.m. and consolidated. Casualties - Lieutenants P. Wolf and H.W. Whalley, Second Lieutenants T.A. Heywood and C. Crewe, 32 other ranks killed; 2 officers 159 other ranks wounded; 2 officers, 14 other ranks missing.

[John Fay was one of the missing.]


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Surname: FAY

Forename(s): Robert

Place of Birth: Padiham, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 1748

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 1/4th Battalion

Division: 42nd (East Lancashire) Division

Age: 27

Date of Death: 1915-08-27

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 113 to 117.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: HELLES MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

Brother of John Fay (1706). Step-brother of Albert Deacey (39687).

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE ROBERT FAY, East Lancs. Regt., grandson of Mr. Robert Whalley, 16, Arthur Street, Barnoldswick, killed in action in the Dardanelles, August, 1915.

Article Date: 19 March 1915
BARNOLDSWICK NEWS
A Letter from Egypt: The Sphynx "All Right"
In a letter from Egypt, Private Bob Fay, a Barnoldswick young man, gives an account of his experiences in that country. His communication is written from Cairo Young Men's Christian Association headquarters with the New Zealand Expeditionary Force, Zeitoun Camp, Egypt, and Private Fay informs his grandfather, Mr. Robert W. Whalley of 16 Arthur Street, Barnoldswick, that he had already seen many of the 'sights' of Egypt that gentleman had written to his grandson about. He was charmed with the interior of the Mohammedan Mosque, in which there is said to be a thousand lights. The floor is all marble and the pillars are made of alabaster, whilst a romance concerning the beautiful edifice is that its architect was killed, some said murdered, immediately the work was completed.Private Fay said he had been down the reputed Joseph's Well and had seen what is said to be the Well of Moses. Whilst on their route marches, the company had inspected a fort which Napoleon was supposed to have built in a single day. Marching through the sand was not pleasant on account of the heat of the sun and the sandstorms, which were a great annoyance to all. The Sphinx and the Pyramids, Private Fay declared to be "all right". There was a fine zoo at Cairo, and Egypt could boast the finest hotel in Heliopolis, though the building was now being used as a military hospital. The letter concludes with a reference to family affairs, and a proposed 'ragtime' at the conclusion of hostilities, for the writer, like other of the English soldiers at the front, is confident of his country's abilities and his own power to "win through all right
Article Date: 27 August 1915
THREE BARNOLDSWICK GRANDSONS IN THE FIGHTING LINE
Mr Robert West Whalley of 16, Arthur Street, Barnoldswick, has received letters this week from three of his grandsons, each of whom is at the front. Privates Herbert and Harry Fay are well known in Barnoldswick, and before their enlistment were employed at the Westfield Mills. The other grandson, Private Robert Fay, lived in Blackburn, but was often in the Barnoldswick district, where he has many friends. He is in the East Lancashire Regiment, and is at present stationed 'somewhere in Gallipoli'.
Driver Herbert Fay is attached the Army Service Corps, and writing from the Floriana Hospital, where he is recuperating from wounds, says he is expecting his discharge on furlough in about three weeks time, and reviewing his experiences in a brief sentence, says, "When I get home it will take me a week to tell you all that I have been through. I am jolly lucky to be living. How is the weaving? I don't think I shall weave any more. I would sooner fight Turks than weave."
An optimistic letter is also written by Private Harry Fay, of the 9th West Riding Regiment, attached to the 17th Base Infantry Depot.

 

 

 

Article Date: 24 September 1915
KILLED IN GALLIPOLI
Official news has been received by Mr. Robert W. Whalley, 16, Arthur Street, Barnoldswick, of the death of his grandson, Private Robert Fay 4th East Lancashire Regiment, who was killed in action in the Dardanelles about a month ago. Deceased, who was a native of Blackburn, had two brothers serving in the same regiment, one of whom has been missing since June. Another brother (Private Henry Fay, whose wife and child reside at the above address) is with the 6th Duke of Wellington's Regiment in France.

Private Herbert Fay, A.S.C. and Private John Fay, East Lancashire's, are well known in Barnoldswick, where they worked prior to joining the colours.

GALLIPOLI, 1915
1/4th Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
On the 9th August 1915, the 1/4th Battalion received orders to garrison a trench just captured near the Vineyard, and 2 officers and 200 men took up the position. Captain Bailey and 43 other ranks were wounded and 1 man missing. On the 10th the firing line extended all around the Vineyard, and in spite of attacks the position was consolidated under Capt. Wynne. Second Lt. Hargreaves did good work with the machine-gun section and practically held a front of 100 yards all day with 1 gun. On the night of the 12th/13th part of the Vineyard trench was recaptured by the Turks and a counter-attack failed to win it back. Next day the Battalion was relieved and went into bivouac, having sustained very heavy casualties during the five or six days the fighting lasted. During the operations around the Vineyard the men suffered severely, as it was impossible to get either rations or water up to the men in this section, but they held their ground with great tenacity... The rest of the month was largely spent in bivouac, working parties being found daily for various purposes.
[Robert Fay was killed on the 27th August.]


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