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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 - 13/11/2011 : 10:00
Surname: CORK

Forename(s): Walter

Place of Birth: Bingley, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 377271

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Labour Corps

Battalion/Unit: 765th Area Employment Coy

Division: not applicable

Age: --

Date of Death: 1918-04-20

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: III. E. 1.

CWGC Cemetery: HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE WALTER CORK, K.O.S.B., of 15, Turner Street, Barnoldswick, killed in action 20th April, 1918.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

CORK, W., aged 40 years, K.O.S.B., 15, Turner Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action April 20, 1918.

Article Date: 03 May 1918
Private Walter Cork, Barnoldswick
Private Walter Cork, K.O.S.B., killed on April 20th, was 40 years of age and leaves a widow and three children living at 15 Turner Street, Barnoldswick. Formerly an oiler at Moss Shed, he went to France in May 1915, and had previously been wounded. For the past six months he had been attached to an Area Employment Company guarding German prisoners behind the lines, and was killed by a bomb dropped on the camp from enemy aircraft just after midnight. "It landed alongside the hut in which your husband was sleeping (writes Major Leslie to Mrs. Cork) and I regret to say he was dangerously wounded. He received first-aid at once and was removed to a Casualty Clearing Station with the greatest possible expedition, but on arrival the doctors could only pronounce him dead. May I express my sincere sympathy with you and your family (of whom I know he was so proud) in your very deep distress. He was one of the best of my men - always ready and obliging - and I also, as do his comrades, deeply regret his untimely death."


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Posted - 13/11/2011 : 10:04
Surname: CORNALL

Forename(s): James

Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire

Residence: Southport, Lancashire

Service No: 266176

Rank: Private

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

Battalion/Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: --

Date of Death: 1917-11-27

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 6 and 7.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

1911 Barnoldswick Census: 18 Lower North Avenue - James Cornall, aged 16 years, born Blackburn, Lancashire, son of William and Alice Cornall.

Article Date: 11 January 1918
BARNOLDSWICK - MISSING AND WOUNDED
Private James Cornall, Duke of Wellington's, son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornall, 18, Lower North Avenue, Barnoldswick, has been reported missing since November 27th. He went out to France in December, 1916.

Article Date: 21 November 1919
CORNALL - In ever loving memory of our dear son, James, 2/6th Duke of Wellington's, who was reported missing on the 27th Nov. 1917, at Bourlon Wood.
We shall sleep, but not for ever,

There will be a glorious dawn;

We shall meet to part no, never,

On the resurrection morn.
Father and Mother, 41 Pool Street, Crossens, Southport, late of Barnoldswick.
A loving brother true and kind,

A beautiful memory left behind.
Harry and Adeline.
Sleep on, beloved, sleep and take thy rest,

I loved thee well, but Jesus loved thee best.
Eva.


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Posted - 13/11/2011 : 11:05
Thanks Peter. This project must have taken over your life at present!

I think I might have discovered another branch to my family - if Walter Cork was living at 15 Turner Street there's a chance he was married to one of my g-g-aunts. It's only a wild guess but sometimes you have to think out of the box, as they say.

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Posted - 13/11/2011 : 11:44
Heather. Walter was from Turner Street as Peter says. I think a lot of people in the town could be in the boat same as you, not knowing their ancestors name may be up there.

Andy.

 

 

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Posted - 13/11/2011 : 12:43
Thank you both. Heather, yes it has taken over a bit, and results in a stiff neck at times, but it will be worth it in the end. I have posted five pics this morning, one of the Memorial plus the four panels which when enlarged should be easy to read, I confess here to having an ulterior motive through having spent much time working with machine tools, "catch my drift".

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Posted - 13/11/2011 : 18:37
I spent part of this afternoon in good company, Barlickers. I have been to quite a few Remembrance Day events in my time, Barlick, Earby, Portsmouth and Singapore, and then back here in Barlick. Afterwards, I asked a friend to join me for a "Wet" and so it was that I visited the Cellar Bar for the first time, and finished up in the wonderful company of other locals that I respect and admire. It has been suggested that this topic could be the basis for a publication in the future, about the Men and Women who paid the ultimate sacrifice for us, in our immediate area, ie. Barlick, Earby, Gisburn, Thornton, Foulridge and all the rural bits in that area. To that end we are looking at producing something similar to CPGW but localised, and including the little stories that bring those lost back to life. Whilst working on the editing this morning, I thought of maybe dedicating it to someone, but who? there are many stories to be told. And any trace of favouritism could be awkward to say the least, but there is one, not a Sailor, Soldier or Airman, not in WW1, no! Early in WW2,  A young lad, born on Clarence St in Barlick in 1930 was on his way to Canada on a refugee ship, SS City of Benares. Convoy OB - 213 which departed Liverpool on the 13th September 1940 bound for Quebec and Montreal. Late in the evening of the 17th the ship was sighted by the Captain of U48, two torpedoes were fired, both missed, at 0001 on the 18th a third torpedo was fired which hit the ship near the stern, the ship sank in 30 minutes, South West of Iceland in Longitude and due West of  Skye Latitude. Imagine the terror of a Ten Year old Boy, this Boy was my Cousin Gordon, Born in Barlick. This is of course personal to myself, His Sisters in Southport and Weston Super Mare, and my own Sister and her husband here in Barlick. This is just a suggestion, and I will gladly defer to a better one.


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Posted - 14/11/2011 : 09:49
Surname: CRADDOCK

Forename(s): John James

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: -----

Service No: 53890

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 15th/17th Battalion

Division: 31st Division

Age: 19

Date of Death: 1918-10-26

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: II. F. 5.

CWGC Cemetery: PONT-DE-NIEPPE COMMUNAL CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

The 15th (Service) Battalion, (1st Leeds), informally known as the Leeds Pals were amalgamated with the 17th (Service) Battalion, (2nd Leeds) to form the 15th/17th Battalion on the 7th December 1917.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE J. J. CRADDOCK, West Yorks Regt., of Barnoldswick, died of pneumonia in France 26th October, 1918. Aged 19 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

CRADDOCK, John James, aged 19, West Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Tristram Craddock, Gillians, [Barnoldswick], died from pneumonia, France, Oct. 26, 1918. CRADDOCK, J. J., aged 19, West Yorkshire Regiment, Gillians,

Article Date: 15 November 1918
BARNOLDSWICK - Private J. J. Craddock
The death occurred on October 26th, in France of Private John James Craddock, West Yorks Regiment, from bronchial pneumonia. He was 19 years or age and the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. Tristram Craddock, Gillians, Barnoldswick. He went out to France in April last, and was formerly employed by Messrs. Holden, Calf Hall Shed.

Article Date: 24 October 1919
CRADDOCK - In loving memory of Pte. John James Craddock, who died in France, Oct. 26th, 1918, and was interred at Pont Nieppe Cemetery.
A loving son and brother kind,

A beautiful memory left behind:

God takes the loved ones from our homes,

But never from our hearts.
Far away from home and loved ones,

Laid to rest in a far-off land;

'Tis only those who have lost can tell

The pain of parting without farewell.
From Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters, 24 Gillians, Barnoldswick.

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Article Date: 29 October 1920
CRADDOCK - In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Private J. J. Craddock, who died in France, October 26th, 1918.
Two years have passed, and still we miss you,

Only those who have lost can tell

Of the grief that's borne in silence

For the one we loved so well.

Some day we hope to meet him

Some day, we know not when,

To clasp his hand in the better land,

Never to part again.
From Father, Mother, Sisters and Brothers, 24 Gillians, Barnoldswick.

Article Date: 28 October 1921
CRADDOCK - In loving memory of Pte. John James Craddock, who died October 26th, 1918.

Nothing but memories as we journey on,

Longing for a smile from a face that is gone.

None knew how deep was our regret,

But we remember while others forget.

Ever remembered by his loving Father and Mother, Brothers and Sisters, 24 Gillians, Barnoldswick


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Posted - 14/11/2011 : 09:51
Surname: CRANE

Forename(s): Harry

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: 5860

Rank: Private

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

Battalion/Unit: 1/5th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 22

Date of Death: 1916-07-25

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

1911 Barnoldswick Census: 49, North View Terrace, Rainhall Road - Harry Crane, aged 17 years, born Bacup, Lancashire, son of James and Georgiena Crane.

Brother of James Henry Crane (51781).

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE HARRY CRANE, Duke of Well.'s Regt., son of Mr. James Crane, 49, Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick, killed in action 25th July, 1916. Aged 22 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

CRANE, Harry, aged 22 years, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, son of Mr. James Crane, 49, Rainhall Road, [Barnoldswick], killed in action in France July 25, 1916.

Article Date: 04 August 1916
CRANE - July 25th, killed in action in France, Pte. Harry Crane, 1/5th Duke of Wellington's Regiment, son of Mr. James Crane, 49, Rainhall Road, Barnoldswick, aged 22 years

Article Date: 04 August 1916
BARNOLDSWICK'S LENGTHENING DEATH ROLL
Pte. Harry Crane, 1st 5th Duke of Wellington's, whose death took place on the 25th July, was the son of Mr. James Crane, 49, Rainhall Road. He had only been in France a month, having enlisted in February last. He was 22 years of age, and worked as a weaver at Messrs. Bradley Bros., Bankfield. Mr. Crane, who has another son out in France, received the following letter on Sunday:- July 26th, 1916

"Dear Mrs. Crane, - I regret to inform you that your son was killed yesterday afternoon. Along with others, he was on engaged in the work of making dugouts when a shell burst very near to them. Your son was in my platoon, and although I have not been with him long I can assure you that he proved himself a good soldier, being always ready and willing for anything. He was buried last night, and several of his comrades were present at the ceremony. His grave is marked by a neat little cross just behind the firing line. I am sorry to have lost him. You have my deepest sympathy. Sincerely yours, WM. COLLINGE, Second-Lieut."

/5th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
Tours of duty in front line Thiepval sector began (2/7) - Headquarters at Gordon Castle, support positions Belfast City, Johnson's Post, Harley Street, Paisley Avenue. Relieved and to Raincheval (19/8).

[Harry Crane was killed during these tours of duty on the 25 July 1916.]


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Posted - 14/11/2011 : 09:58
Surname: CRANE

Forename(s): James Henry

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 51781

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 10th (Service) Battalion

Division: 17th (Northern) Division

Age: --

Date of Death: 1918-08-24

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: IV. M. 14.

CWGC Cemetery: POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY, OVILLERS-LA BOISSELLE

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

1911 Barnoldswick Census: 49, North View Terrace, Rainhall Road - James Henry Crane, aged 19 years, born Bacup, Lancashire, son of James and Georgiena Crane.

Brother of Harry Crane (5860).

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

(Not in CPGW - on Barnoldswick Memorial)

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:


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Posted - 14/11/2011 : 11:29
Surname: CROSSLEY

Forename(s): Francis

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: -----

Service No: 28345

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 8th Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1916-10-25

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE FRANCIS CROSSLEY, West Yorks. Regt., son of Mr. & Mrs. J. W. Crossley, 15, Denton Street, Barnoldswick, killed in action 25th October, 1916. Aged 20 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

CROSSLEY, Francis, aged 20, West Yorkshire Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. J.W. Crossley, 15, Denton Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Oct. 5, 1916.

Article Date: 24 November 1916
CROSSLEY - October 25, 1916, killed in action in France, Pte. Francis Crossley, West Yorkshire Regiment, youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Crossley, 15, Denton Street, Barnoldswick, aged 20 years.

MORE BARLICKIANS PAY THE PRICE - PRIVATE FRANCIS CROSSLEY: Five Sons in the Army
Private Francis Crossley, West Yorkshire Regiment, whose death was officially notified by the same post, was the youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Crossley, 15, Denton Street, Barnoldswick. Twenty years of age, he was the youngest of five sons in the Army, and the only one who had been to the Front, the remaining four being in the R.A.M.C. Pte. Crossley was killed in action on October 25th, after being in France two months. He was called up in April last and received his training at Blyth (Northumberland). He was formerly a weaver at Messrs. J. Nutter and Sons, Bankfield Shed.

Article Date: 26 October 1917
CROSSLEY - In loving memory of Pte. Frank Crossley, who was killed in France, Oct. 25th, 1914, aged 20 years.
When last we saw his smiling face,

He seemed so strong and brave;

We little thought how soon he'd be

Laid in a soldier's grave.
- From Mr. and Mrs. Crossley and Family, 15, Denton Street, Barnoldswick

Article Date: 01 November 1918
In ever loving memory of Frank Crossley, who was killed in action in France, Oct. 25th, 1916.
Not dead to us, we loved him dear:

Not lost, but gone before;

He lives with us in memory still,

And will for ever more.


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Posted - 14/11/2011 : 11:31
Surname: CROSSLEY

Forename(s): John William

Place of Birth: Barrowford, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 35914

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)

Battalion/Unit: 1/7th Battalion

Division: 52nd (Lowland) Division

Age: 39

Date of Death: 1918-09-22

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: II. D. 29.

CWGC Cemetery: SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, FAMPOUX

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Driver John W. Crossley, A3/026964, Army Service Corps, and 35914, Scottish Rifles.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE J. W. CROSSLEY, R.F.A., of 25, Wellington Street, Barnoldswick, died of wounds 22nd Sept., 1918. Aged 39 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

CROSSLEY, Gunner J. W., aged 39, R.F.A., 25, Wellington Street, [Barnoldswick], died of wounds.

Article Date: 18 October 1918
BARNOLDSWICK - THE WAR'S TOLL
Private J. W. Crossley, R.F.A., who is reported to have died of wounds in a base hospital in France, was 39 years of age and unmarried. He formerly lodged with Mrs. Darbyshire, 25 Wellington Street, Barnoldswick, and was a weaver employed by the Craven Manufacturing Co., Butts Mill. A letter from a nursing sister stated that Private Crossley was admitted to hospital seriously wounded on the 19th September, and that he died three days later and was buried with military honours in the cemetery at Boreiles. He had served nearly four years with the Colours.

Article Date: 18 October 1918
CROSSLEY - In ever loving memory of Private Jack Crossley, who died of wounds in France, September 22nd, 1918. - "Gone but not forgotten."
There on the field of battle

He nobly took his place;

He fought and died for Britain

And the honour of his race.
From his Sister, 7 Scotland Road, Nelson.


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Posted - 14/11/2011 : 11:35
Here is one that is not on the local Memorial:-

Surname: CROWTHER

Forename(s): James H.

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: -----

Rank: Sergeant

Regiment/Corps/Service: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion/Unit: -----Article Date: 31 August 1917

Division: division unknown

Age: --

Date of Death: 1917-08-26

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: -----

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: BARNOLDSWICK - UNSPECIFIED

Comments:

No entry in SD or CWGC - discharged soldier.

1901 Barnoldswick Census: James H. Crowther, aged 22 years, born Bacup, Lancashire, son of William and Grace Crowther.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

(Not in CPGW - Pioneer entry 1917-08-31)
BARNOLDSWICK - DRILL INSTRUCTOR'S DEATH AND FUNERAL
The death occurred on Sunday last, at his residence, 44, Mosley Street, of Staff-Sergeant-Instructor James H. Crowther, eldest son of the late Mr. Wm. Crowther, of Buck Street, Barnoldswick. The deceased had served five years in the Manchester Regt., and seven years on the reserve, when he was discharged in 1913, with the rank of Corporal. He re-enlisted on August 5th, 1914, and joined the East Lancashire Regt., in which he was given sergeant's rank, obtaining his discharge owing to heart affection after seven months' service. He was 39 years of age and leaves a wife and one child in arms. Both before and since the present war Segt. Crowther took a deep interest in the Boy Scout and Cadet movements and as instructor to both sections exerted a powerful influence over the boys, amongst whom he was held in high esteem. Latterly, he had also acted in the capacity of instructor to the Special Constabulary. The funeral at Gill Church on Wednesday afternoon was of a semi-military character, the cortege being preceded by the local cadets with muffled drums and reversed arms, followed by the special constables, wearing their regulation caps and armlets. The cadets were in charge of Capt. Lord (O.C. for the Keighley District) and Capt. F. Baldwin, and the specials in charge of Inspector Killeen and Mr. F.H. Slater (section leader). The burial service was conducted by the Rev. J. Lord, curate. Wreaths were placed upon the coffin from the officers of the Cadet Corps and the Special Constabulary.

 

 

Article Date: 27 October 1916
BARNOLDSWICK - A Drill-master's Appointment
Staff-Sergt.-Instructor Jas. H. Crowther, of Powell Street, Barnoldswick, has been appointed staff instructor of the Skipton Cadet Company. Mr. Crowther has had twelve years' service in the Manchester Regiment, from which he was discharged medically unfit three years ago. During the present war he rejoined the Army on Lord Kitchener's appeal for ex.-N.C.O.'s, but was discharged again for the same reason after four months' service as instructor in the East Lancs. Regiment. In September of last year he was appointed drill instructor of the Barnoldswick Special Constabulary, and immediately afterwards of the Barnoldswick (E Coy.) Cadets, both of which he has raised to a high standard of proficiency. At a recent inspection of platoon and company drill of the Barnoldswick Cadets, he was very highly commended by Capt. Lord, the Divisional Inspector. The E Company have commenced miniature rifle practice at the Drill Hall where they have taken over the rifles and ammunition lately used by the Barnoldswick Rifle Club.

Article Date: 12 January 1917

BARNOLDSWICK - CADETS' BENEFIT
By the kindness of Mrs. Palmer benefit performances in aid of the local Cadet Corps were given at the Alhambra Theatre on the first three evenings of the week. The cadets (1st and 2nd Companies) themselves supplied one part of the programme by giving, under the direction of Staff-Sergt. Instructor J.H. Crowther, a military scena illustrative of 'A Day in a Soldier's Life.' Commencing with 'Reveille,' the exhibition comprised Swedish drill and other military exercises, in which the lads displayed a remarkable proficiency. A 'route march' with drums and bugles during which the young bloods gave tongue to 'Tipperary' and other classics tickled the audience immensely. The scena was concluded with the 'Last Post' and bivouac. In the second half Mr. Crowther and two young lady pupils gave a clever exhibition of club swinging and single stick exercises



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Posted - 14/11/2011 : 11:37
Surname: DACRE

Forename(s): Frederick

Place of Birth: Cark-in-Cartmell, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 165288

Rank: Gunner

Regiment/Corps/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery

Battalion/Unit: 202nd Siege Battery

Division: not applicable - Army Brigade

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1918-04-20

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: II. G. 15.

CWGC Cemetery: LA NEUVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY, CORBIE

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: ----

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

GUNNER FRED DACRE, R.G.A., son of Mr. and Mrs. John Dacre, 40, School Terrace, Barnoldswick, killed in action 20th April, 1918. Aged 26 years

Dacre.Article Date: 03 May 1918

DACRE - In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Gunner F. Dacre, killed in action April 20th, 1918.
One by one earth's ties are broken,

One by one they're linked above;

Some day there'll be sweet reunion

In a land of light and love.
From Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters, 10 School Terrace, Barnoldswick.
Article Date: 18 April 1919

DACRE - In loving memory of our dear son, Gunner Frederick Dacre, who was killed in action in France, April 20th, 1918, aged 26 years.
We pictured his safe returning,

We longed to clap his hand,

But God has postponed the meeting

Till we meet in the better land.
From Father, Mother, Brothers and Sisters, 40 School Terrace, Barnoldswick.
DACRE - In loving memory of my dear husband, Gunner Frederick Dacre, who was killed in action in France, April 20th, 1918, aged 26 years.
Somewhere in France in a soldier's grave

Lies my dear husband among the brave;

Sleep on, dear Fred, so kind and true,

No one on earth is better than you.

For me you always did your best,

May God give you eternal rest;

Oft I sit and think of you

When I am all alone,

For memory is the only friends

Grief can call its own.
From his loving Widow, 40 School Terrace, Barnoldswick.


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thomo
Barlick Born Old Salt


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Posted - 14/11/2011 : 11:39
Surname: DALY

Forename(s): William John

Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: M/10072

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: 32

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: 32, Westgate - William John Daly, aged 37, born Liverpool, husband of Esther Tomlinson Daly.
Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

CPL. W.J. DALY, 32, Westgate, Barnoldswick, married, six children.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

DALY, Corporal J.W., 32, Westgate, [Barnoldswick], married, six children. 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

LOST IN THE 'ROHILLA' DISASTER
Sergeant Arthur Petty, Bracewell Street, married, one child.

Corporal M. Birtwhistle, 19 Clifford Street, married, one child.

Corporal W.J. Daly, 32 Westgate, married, six children.

Private H. Barter, 41 Skipton Road, married, no children.

Private Tom Petty, 11 Coronation Street, married, three children.

Private Tom Horsfield, 33 Heather View, married, seven children.

Private Walter Horsfield, 7 Essex Street, single.

Private Alfred Elsworth, 32 Wellington Street, single.

Private J.T. Pickles, Federation Street, married, one child.

Private H. Hodkinson, 14 Bank Street, single.

Private W. Anderson, 20 School Terrace, single.

Private T. Dunkley, 9 Bairstow Street, married, one child.
The above all resided at Barnoldswick, being members 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 member of the Naval Sick Berth Reserve, went ashore at Whitby.


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Callunna
Revolving Grey Blob


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Posted - 14/11/2011 : 12:35



quote:
thomo wrote:


LOST IN THE 'ROHILLA' DISASTER


Private Alfred Elsworth, 32 Wellington Street, single.

Does it say "Alfred" Elsworth in the text? Because he was actually called "Albert" ... unless I've got it wrong all these years. Will have to re-record our song if he actually was called Alfred!

I suppose it's difficult to judge whether to correct errors when transcribing.
And it was F(red) Dunkley, not "T".
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