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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 - 09/11/2011 : 15:40

Forename(s): Henry

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: -----

Service No: 32454

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry)

Battalion/Unit: 2nd Garrison Battalion

Division: not applicable

Age: 29

Date of Death: 1917-04-23

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: -----

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: -----



No entry in SD or CWGC - discharged soldier.

The British Army World War 1 Pension Record exists for Henry Broughton but may be incomplete.

Henry Broughton served with the B.E.F. in France from 22 July 1916 to 12 August 1916.

British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: Pte Henry Broughton, 32454, Yorkshire Light Infantry.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE HENRY BROUGHTON, K.O.Y.L.I., son of Mr. & Mrs. James Broughton, 9, West Avenue, Barnoldswick, died of asthma 23rd April, 1917. Aged 29 years.


Article Date: 27 April 1917
The death took place on Monday night at his home, 9, West Avenue, Barnoldswick, of Henry Broughton, and late of the K.O.Y.L.I. Regiment, from bronchial asthma and syncope. Deceased, who was 29 years of age and unmarried, was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jas. Broughton. He enlisted in September 1914 in the West Riding Regiment, and after nearly two years' training was transferred to the King's Own on going out to France in August last. He had never enjoyed robust health, however, and after three weeks in France he was invalided home, and since spent most of the time in hospital at Norwich, Pontefract and Newcastle. Prior to going into the Army he worked as a weaver at Messrs. E. Ormerod & Co.'s, Moss Shed. The funeral takes place today at Gill Church.



Forename(s): John James

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: -----

Service No: 268628

Rank: Private

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

Battalion/Unit: 2/7th Battalion. (Leeds Rifles)

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1917-04-12

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: I. B. 10.


CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----


In CPGW John James Broughton has the same photograph as Henry Broughton. There is only a photograph of Henry in CH.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE JOHN JAMES BROUGHTON, West Yorks. Regt., son of the late Mr. & Mrs. Broughton, 50, Essex Street, Barnoldswick, died of wounds 12th April, 1917.


West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

BROUGHTON, John James, aged 21 years, son of the late Mr. John Broughton and Mrs. Broughton of Essex Street, [Barnoldswick], died of wounds April 12, 1917

Article Date: 20 April 1917
Pte. John. James Broughton, West Yorkshire Regiment, died from shrapnel wounds at a casualty clearing station in France on the 12th inst. He had been in France four months. Pte. Broughton, who was only 21 years of age, belonged to an old Barnoldswick family, being the youngest son of the late Mr. John Broughton, (stonemason) and Mrs. Broughton, 50, Essex Street. He was formerly employed at Clough Mill in the weaving department.


Surname: BROWN

Forename(s): Ernest

Place of Birth: Christchurch (Burnley), Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: 16231

Rank: L/Corporal

Regiment/Corps/Service: Cheshire Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 13th (Western) Division

Age: 33

Date of Death: 1916-04-05

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 14 and 62.

CWGC Cemetery: -----


Non-CWGC Burial: -----


Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

CORPORAL ERNEST BROWN, Cheshire Regt., of Barnoldswick, killed in action 6th April, 1916. Aged 33 years.


West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

BROWN, Corporal Ernest, of the Cheshire Regiment, and formerly of Barnoldswick, killed in action in France April 6, 1916.

Article Date: 19 May 1916
News was received on Friday last by his relatives in Barnoldswick of the death of Corporal Ernest Brown, of the Cheshire Regiment, who was killed in France on the 6th ult. Deceased was 23 years of age, and enlisted in Stockport about 12 months ago. He was formerly employed as a cloth looker by Messrs. J. Nutter and Son, Bankfield Shed.

Article Date: 19 May 1916
BROWN - April 6th, killed in action in France, Corporal Ernest Brown, Cheshire Regiment, and formerly of Barnoldswick, aged 33 years.

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Posted - 09/11/2011 : 16:20
I have finished my distribution for this year off in the churchyard this afternoon. I found a headstone with George Herbert Alton commemorated on it. He has already been noted in the thread as the first name on the Barlick memorial and his entry from CPGW is the first full one that Peter posted. He is the unfortunate young man who accidentally drowned whilst swimming.

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Surname: BULLOCK

Forename(s): Thomas Edward

Place of Birth: Lancaster, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 92188

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 9th (Service) Battalion

Division: 11th (Northern) Division

Age: 38

Date of Death: 1917-10-04

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 99 to 102 and 162 to 162A.

CWGC Cemetery: -----


Non-CWGC Burial: -----


Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

(Not in CPGW - on Barnoldswick Memorial)Additional Info: Son of William and Ann Bullock, of 103, Jubilee Terrace, Clitheroe; husband of Mary Alice Bullock, of 12, Commercial St., Barnoldswick, Lancs.


Main CPGW Record

Surname: BURTON

Forename(s): William

Place of Birth: Liverpool, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 32572

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: York & Lancaster Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 'B' Coy 8th (Service) Battalion

Division: 23rd Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1917-06-07

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 36 and 55.

CWGC Cemetery: -----


Non-CWGC Burial: -----


Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE WILLIAM BURTON, York & Lancs. Regt., of 42, Walmsgate, Barnoldswick, killed in action 7th June, 1917. Aged 24 years.


West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

BURTON, William, aged 24 years, York and Lancs. Regt., son of Mr. and Mrs. Burton, West Derby (formerly of Barnoldswick), killed in action June 7, 1917

Article Date: 20 July 1917
Confirmation of the death of Private William Burton, York and Lancaster Regiment, has been received in a letter from Second-Lieutenant W.J. Smith, who states that he was killed in action at Messines on June 7th. Deceased, who only went to France in April, was 24 years of age, and formerly worked as a weaver at Clough Mill. He leaves a wife, residing at 42, Walmsgate. To the latter Lieut. Smith writes:- "As far as I can make out from the Sergeant (since killed) your husband formed one of a party who volunteered to attack a strong point of the enemy which was causing trouble. They succeeded, but in returning your husband was wounded, and while being assisted back by some of his comrades a shell killed the whole party. I cannot tell you where he is buried yet, but in due time the War Office will inform you. I am truly sorry for you in your great loss."

Article Date: 20 July 1917
BURTON - Killed in action in France, June 7th 1917, in his 25th year, Private William Burton, York and Lancs. Regiment, second son of Annie and the late Isaac Burton, of West Derby, late of Barnoldswick.
A loving son, a brother dear,

A friend to all when he was here;

Our loss is great, we won't complain,

But trust in God to meet again.
Friends may think that we forget him

When at times we are apt to smile;

Little knowing what grief is hidden

Beneath the surface all the while.
From Mother, Father, Brothers and Sisters.

Article Date: 20 July 1917
BURTON - In affectionate and ever loving memory of our dear brother, Private William Burton (Will), killed in action June 7th, 1917, aged 24 years.
The fairest of flowers are first to fall,

A brother so true and brave;

One of the kindest and best of all

Has found a hero's grave.

If those who made this awful war

Were the only ones to fight,

A brighter world t'would surely be,

For aching hearts tonight.
Brothers and Sisters, Salterforth.

BURTON - In loving memory of Private William Burton, York and Lancaster Regiment.
When alone in my sorrow and bitter tears flow,

There stealeth sweet dreams of a short time ago;

And unknown to the world he stands by my side

And whispers the words "Death cannot divide."
From his loving Wife, May, 42, Walmsgate, Barnoldswick.

BURTON - In loving memory of Private William Burton, York and Lancaster Regiment.
His gallant life, how stored it was

With bright hopes unfulfilled,

And those who think of him today

Are those who loved him best.
From Mrs. Green and Family, and Agnes.
BURTON - In loving memory of our dear son, Private William Burton, York and Lancaster Regiment, who fell in action June 7th, 1917, aged 24 years.
Our sorrow was great, our loss hard to bear,

God knows we have lost a dear son's care;

We mourn him and miss him in silence unseen

And dwell on the memories of days that have been.
Mother and Father, Salterforth.

Article Date: 06 June 1919

You are not forgotten, Will,

Nor will you ever be

As long as life and memory last

We'll still remember thee.
Sisters and Brothers

BURTON - In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Pte. W. Burton, York and Lancs. Regiment, killed in action June 7th, 1917, in his 25th year.
Sleep on, dear son, as days go by;

No flowers can we lay on the grave where you lie,

For the broad wide ocean does keep us apart:

Your ever smiling face shall dwell in our hearts,

As we look on your picture that hangs on the wall,

The smile on your face we can't but recall.

We miss you, God knows, and mourn you unseen,

And dwell on the memories of days that have been.
Mother and Father, Salterforth..
Article Date: 03 June 1921
BURTON - In loving memory of our dear son, Pte. William Burton (Will), killed in action, June 7th, 1917.
Although thy hand we cannot clasp,

Thy face we cannot see;

Just let this little token show

We still remember thee.
"Ever remembered."
Mother, father, brothers and sisters, Salterforth.


Main CPGW Record

Surname: BURY

Forename(s): James

Place of Birth: Blackburn, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 265485

Rank: Sergeant

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

Battalion/Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 32

Date of Death: 1918-04-13

Awards: D.C.M., M.M., M.I.D.

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 6.

CWGC Cemetery: -----


Non-CWGC Burial: -----


British Army WW1 Medal Rolls Index Cards: L/Corporal James Berry, 2308, and Sergeant, 265485, 1/6th West Riding Regiment.

Divisional Sign/Service Insignia: 49th (West Riding) Division


Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

SERGEANT J. BURY, D.C.M., M.M., Duke of Well.'s Regt., son of Mr. James Bury, East Parade, Barnoldswick, killed in action 13th April, 1918. Aged 32 years.


West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

BURY, Sgt. James, aged 32 years, [Barnoldswick], West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bury, killed in action


Article Date: 07 January 1916
A supplement to the 'London Gazette' of Saturday last contains Sir John French's final list of recommendations for gallant and distinguished conduct in the Field. The despatch in which Sir John French brings the names to the notice of the Secretary for War is dated November 30. The Secretary of War Office announces that a list of honours and rewards, based on the recommendations, will be published on the earliest possible date.
The following officers, N.C.O.s and men of the 6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, are included in the Field Marshall's list:-
Capt. (Temp. Major) C. M. Bateman.

Capt. N. B. Chaffers.

Capt. A. B. Clarkson.

Capt. S. F. Marriner, W.R. Regt. (adjutant).

Lieut. M.C.M. Law (deceased).

Regt. Sergeant-Major O. Buckley No. 2870.

Corpl. J. Bury, No. 2308.

Corpl. H. Calvert, No. 2180.

Corpl. T.W. Limmer, No. 2165.

Pte. T. Brook, No. 3375.

Pte. R. Snowden, No. 3128.

Lieut. L.G.R. Harris.

Second Lieut. J. Brierley.

Sergeant-Major E. Smeath, No. 929.

Sergt. N. Hinchcliffe, No. 603.

Sergt. A. Pearson, No. 2222.

Lance-Sergt. W. Gaynor, No. 1502.

Lance-Corpl. H. Batley, No. 426.

Lance-Corpl. J. Taylor, No. 1019.

Pte. H. Mallinson, No. 2010.

Pte. L. Shaw, No. 48.
It is a sad coincidence that shortly before the publication of the above list, news should be received of the death from wounds of Lieut. Malcolm C. M. Law. Lieut. Law is the second son of Mr. Duncan G. Law, Hawksworth Hall, Guiseley, Yorkshire, and prior to the departure of the 6th West Ridings for the Front was for a period stationed at Skipton with the 2/6th Battalion

rticle Date: 30 June 1916
Another Barnoldswick soldier, Sergeant James Bury, of the 1/6th Duke of Wellington's Regiment (grenade company), has been awarded the D.C.M. (for conspicuous gallantry). Sergt. Bury is the son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Bury, 6, East Parade, Barnoldswick. He went out to France in April 1915 with the rank of Corporal. The official announcement of the exploit, which earned him the coveted distinction, reads as follows:- "For conspicuous gallantry. When the enemy bombed a post of which he was in charge, causing some casualties, he stuck to the post and bombed the enemy back single-handed. This is not the first occasion on which he has shown great courage."
In a letter to his parents a few days ago Sergt. Bury writes:- "I have left the convalescent depot and am now at the base. You will no doubt know that I have got the D.C.M. There are a lot of the boys here - Dave Russell, and lots of my old bombers. I can see us having some fun when we get back up the line. I went in front of 'Bones' this morning and he is doping me with iron tonic or something like that, but I am marked 'active' and there isn't anything wrong with me. I have seen a lot of Barnoldswickers and they are all in the pink. I am going down the town if I get a chance before I renew my acquaintance with Fritz."

Sergt. Bury was, prior to the outbreak of war, a prominent member of the Barnoldswick Football Club, and worked as a weaver at Messrs. Dugdale and Dewhurst's Wellhouse Mill. One of his brothers is in the Coldstream Guards.
The previous holders of the Distinguished Conduct Medal are: Pte. Fred Bracewell, Sergt. P. B. Garratt and Quarter-Master Sergeant J. [F.] Green

Article Date: 20 October 1916
News is to hand that Pte. John Edward Pickup, son of Mr. and Mrs. James Pickup, Cherrydene, Barnoldswick, has been awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal. Pte. Pickup, who is 23 years of age, went out with the Duke of Wellington's in April 1915 as a stretcher-bearer, and is the third Barnoldswick stretcher-bearer to earn that distinction, the others being Sergeant P.H. Garratt and Pte. Fred Bracewell. Two other Barlickers in the same regiment who were awarded the D.C.M. were Co.-Sergt.-Major Green (since killed) and Sergeant James Bury.
In a letter acquainting his parents of the fact, Pte. Pickup says:- "I have just been presented with the D.C.M. ribbon, and I shall be receiving the medal very likely before long."

Before joining the Army he worked as a weaver at Messrs. Albert Hartley and Co.'s, Long Ing

Article Date: 29 December 1916
A pleasing touch of variety was given to the annual Christmas gathering in connection with the Wesleyan Sunday School on Monday evening by the presentation of a wristlet watch with luminous dial to Sergt. James Bury, an old scholar, in recognition of his winning the D.C.M. Mr. R. Kendall presided over a large attendance.
In making the presentation the Rev. A. Bradfield said they all felt proud of the boys who had belonged to their Sunday School who had shown themselves possessed of qualities little suspected. While they remained at home their parents and friends valued them greatly, but now the country had begun to show its appreciation of their noble service. He felt proud to be associated with a Sunday School which had four D.C.M. winners amongst its old boys (applause) - Pte. Bracewell, Sergt. Garratt, Sergt. Bury, and Pte. Pickup. The three first named had all now been similarly honoured, and they were anxiously awaiting the home coming of Pte. Pickup in order to make a presentation to him also.

Segt. Bury made a neat little speech in response, modestly asserting that there were hundreds of his pals who had deserved the honour equally with himself.
Songs, &c., were rendered during the evening by Miss N. Simpson, Mr. E. Lambert, Mr. J. Horsfield, and Mr. Duckworth.
Mr. T. Bracewell (secretary) gave an encouraging report of the progress of the school, which has now a total roll of 500 in the three departments

Article Date: 12 January 1917
The employees of Messrs. Dugdale and Dewhurst, Wellhouse Mill, have presented to Sergt. Jas. Bury a marble timepiece, in recognition of his winning the D.C.M. Sergt. Bury was formerly a weaver at the above firm, and recently returned to the Front.

Article Date: 23 March 1917
Sergeant James Bury, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, upon who was conferred the Distinguished Conduct Medal in November, 1915, has just been awarded the Military Medal in recognition of a special act of gallantry in which he and five others successfully carried out a night raid upon a German trench. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Bury, 6, East Parade, Barnoldswick, and was formerly a weaver at Messrs. Dugdale and Dewhurst's Wellhouse Mill

Article Date: 13 April 1917
Mr. and Mrs. Pickup, Cherry Dene, Barnoldswick, yesterday received a letter from Captain Ogston, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, confirming the report of the death of their son, Private John Edward Pickup, a stretcher-bearer in the same Battalion, as having been killed in action on March 29th. The writer added:- "The reason for my not writing before was because he was missing for some little time, but was later found and buried in the English Cemetery. I cannot speak too highly of him; he was one of the best stretcher-bearers in the battalion and an excellent soldier. It may be some consolation to you to know that he suffered no pain."
The circumstances of Pte. Pickup's death are more fully described in the following letter (dated April lst) from Sergt. J. H. Whiteley, another Barlicker in the same battalion:- "As sergeant in charge of the stretcher bearers I feel it is my duty to let you know about Johnny. We had a bombing raid into the German trenches in the early morning of the 29th, and nine of us stretcher-bearers had to go with them. Johnny and another Barlicker went over with the first lot. He never came back, and I never saw him after he went over, but Jim Bury says he was close beside him when a shell came and killed him. I and some more S.B.'s searched all over but could not find the least trace of him, and parties have been out every night since, but without success. We cannot tell what has become of him. He may possibly be a prisoner, but I am afraid there is not much chance of that. We did our best to find him and I am very sorry we did not succeed, so that we could have given him a decent burial if killed. He was a favourite in the Battalion with both officers and men, and I feel certain he would have got something beside the D.C.M. if he had only pulled through. He had been with me at the Medical Aid Post for some time, and we were very good friends. I feel his loss keenly, but I know it will be a lot worse for you at home. All the lads from Barnoldswick send their sympathy. They all miss him, and would have done anything to save him. He was bringing in a wounded man when he was hit, and they are both missing. He was the best lad I had - always willing and cheerful and a hard worker - afraid of nothing, and was in rare spirits at the thought of going over the top. He met his death like a hero, I am certain, doing his duty nobly. He was a son to be proud of."
Pte. Pickup was 24 years of age. He had been in France two years, and was awarded the D.C.M. in October last, being the fifth Barnoldswick man to win that distinction. Before enlisting he was employed as a weaver at Messrs. Albert Hartley and Co.'s sheeting works. Three of his brothers are serving in France, one in Ireland, and the other in the Navy

Article Date: 26 April 1918
Sergeant James Berry, D.C.M., M.M., Barnoldswick - Officer's Glowing Tribute
A promising and honourable career has been cut short by the death of Sergeant James Bury, D.C.M., M.M., of the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, particulars of which have been received in the following letter to Mr. Jas. Bury, 6 East Parade, Barnoldswick, from Captain B. Godfrey Buxton, O.C., 'D' Company:-
"Dear Mr. Bury, - No words can express my grief in having to inform you that your son, Sergeant James Bury, was killed in action whilst commanding his platoon in defence against a great German attack. At the time they were fairly surrounded, and he had just completed his orders for them to fight their way through when he was hit through the chest and killed. The platoon carried out his orders with the greatest courage.
"There are, indeed, few fathers who have more reason to be prouder of their sons than you. He was a leader born, and he died leading. Earlier in the day, in a warm corner, his next platoon commander asked, when the enemy were attacking and no one was on their flanks: "Are we to go back or forward?" "Forward!" said Sergeant Bury, and they met the enemy successfully with the bayonet.
"I have often, perhaps six months in all, had him Acting Company Sergeant-Major and found, when going round with him during bombardment, or in the attack at Passchendale last time, he proved himself a brave and inspired comrade, and one whose advice was always worth listening to with care. He was the next N.C.O. in the battalion for C.S.M., and had already refused the post of C.Q.M.S. because he said he knew he could lead the men and get more out of them than most. There was none in the Division who knew more about bombs and explosives, or who taught men in action better how to use them. He usually made a poor soldier a good one by his enthusiasm, but perhaps the best proof of his excellence is the fact that the first bombers he trained are now my senior, and best N.C.O.s.
"Please accept from us all in 'D' Company, as well as all his friends in the Battalion and Brigade, our very real sympathy in the loss of so gallant a son. Yours sincerely, B. GODFREY BUXTON, Capt.
Sergeant Bury was 32 years of age and unmarried. He had previously served in South Africa, whither he went at the age of 16 years, and stayed just over two years. He rejoined the Colours immediately after the outbreak of war, and went to France on April 14th 1915. The. D.C.M. was conferred upon him in June 1916, and the M.M. in April last year

Article Date: 25 October 1918
Among a number of war decorations presented by Lieut -Colonel Palmer at Keighley on Sunday last were the D.C.M. and M.M. won by the late Sergeant James Bury, West Riding Regiment, who was killed in France on April 13th last. The medals were presented to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. James Bury, 6 East Parade, Barnoldswick. Sergeant Bury was formerly a member of the Barnoldswick Football Club. During three years' hard fighting on the Western Front he was held in the highest esteem by both officers and men

Article Date: 11 April 1919
BURY - In honoured and loving memory of Sergeant James Bury, D.C.M., M.M., killed in action April 13th, 1918, after three years' hard fighting.
A loving and thoughtful son -

A good soldier - one of England's best.
From his parents, Brothers and Sisters, 6 East Parade, Barnoldswick.

Article Date: 07 May 1920
BURY - In loving memory of my dear brother, Sergt. James Bury, D.C.M., M.M., Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regt., who gave his life on the 13th April, 1918, "for God, for King and Country."
From his loving Sister Alice Howell Waites, H.B., New Zealand. Also in the loving thoughts of those he left behind at home, 6 East Parade, Barnoldswick.

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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 13:03
I'm sure I'm not the only one who finds these reports quite harrowing as well as deeply touching. I particularly appreciate being able to form a picture of the life of these soldiers, rather than just reading their name off a long list.Go to Top of Page
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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 14:13
True Heather, I have spent a lot of time with a lump in my throat lately, and I have been watching "Lost Heroes of WW1" on channel 5. I had  rant yesterday about the row with FIFA about footballers and poppies, now sorted after Prince William put his oar in! I have just pulled this off the net as well:-

An extremist Muslim group who burned poppies on Armistice Day have been banned in the UK.

Home Secretary Theresa May announced the Muslims Against Crusades (MAC) organisation would be outlawed from midnight tonight.

Ms May said MAC is "simply another name for an organisation already proscribed under a number of names" including Al Ghurabaa, The Saved Sect, Al Muhajiroun and Islam4UK.

The decision means anybody who is a member of, or supports the organisation is committing a criminal offence.

A member of the group was fined earlier this year for setting fire to poppies.

Last month a Conservative MP demanded action after he was threatened by extremists at a constituency surgery.

Mike Freer was forced to take refuge in a private room after protesters forced their way into a surgery he was holding at a mosque in north London.

The protest followed the posting of messages on the MAC website urging supporters to target the MP.

Just had a call from Shaun Bradley. it seems that the council is the best way to get info on graves in the Cemetery at Ghyll, but for the Churchyard, Blades have the best approach. Damaged stones are not kept on site and quite often when kerbs are removed the headstone eventually falls over and can disappear under the grass. I am still editing steadily away and have just found another that is not on the local memorial.

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Posted - 10/11/2011 : 16:54
Most of us will be familiar with the scenes from old news footage showing men in civvies marching to railway stations accompanied by the town band and cheering onlookers, and then other film of them in uniform boarding trains en route to France or wherever, singing, laughing and full of spirit, and many never to see home again. All manner of things were done to encourage men to join the fight, but possibly the most despicable of all was the "White Feather" campaign. and this happened all over the country including Barlick, two names have appeared in here that I know about, but we will leave names out of this. In July 1914 a group of young men were stood chatting at "Bank Corner" Where Barclays is now, amongst them were my Father and two of his friends, They were approached by a young woman who gave each of them a white feather, my Father was the youngest having just turned 15 in June, the other two were a bit older, they all however had one thing in common, they were members of the Cadets in Barlick. Some days later and in their uniforms they went by train to Bradford and thence to the Army Recruiting Office, my Father never got to the interview stage and was told "Come back when you are old enough" the other two were accepted and before long were both dead. My father had spent all of his money on the train fare so the Army gave him enough to get back home, some of this he spent on a ticket to Leeds and the Navy soon had him on his way to HMS Vivid at Plymouth, if the Army had not been as fussy he may well have shared the fate of his friends! But luck was to be on his side again. After training as Seaman Gunners a group of them were sent by train to Jarrow to join a Heavy Cruiser, on arrival at Jarrow it transpired that my Dads kit being in the rear baggage truck which had been taken off and sent elsewhere, could not be recovered in time and he was returned to Plymouth, three days out the Heavy Cruiser was lost with all hands. The young woman who had given the white feathers married a conscientious objector, both were extremely unpopular thereafter.

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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 11:08
Surname: BUSH

Forename(s): John

Place of Birth: Clitheroe, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 18/1221

Rank: Private

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

Battalion/Unit: 15th/17th Battalion

Division: 31st Division

Age: --

Date of Death: 1918-04-12

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 3 and 4.

CWGC Cemetery: -----


Non-CWGC Burial: -----


The 15th (Service) Battalion Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (1st Leeds), informally known as the Leeds Pals were amalgamated with the 17th (Service) Bn, (2nd Leeds) to form the 15th/17th Bn on the 7th December 1917.

The service number of John Bush, 18/1221, probably indicates that he was transferred to the 15th/17th Bn when the 18th (Service) Bn Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (2nd Bradford) , known as the 2nd Bradford Pals, was disbanded on the 15th February 1918.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

(Not in CPGW - on Barnoldswick Memorial)

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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 11:10

Forename(s): Samuel Talbot

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: 25814

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Canadian Infantry

Battalion/Unit: 14th (Royal Montreal Regiment) Battalion

Division: 1st Canadian Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1915-04-21

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 24 - 26 - 28 - 30.

CWGC Cemetery: -----


Non-CWGC Burial: -----


No entry in SD - Canadian Forces.

1911 Burnley Census: 58, Gordon Street, Stoneyholme - Samuel Talbot Campbell, aged 9 years, born Burnley, son of William James and Mary Campbell.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE SAM CAMPBELL, Canadian Corps, son of Mr. and Mrs. Campbell, 58, Gordon Street, Burnley, formerly of Barnoldswick, presumed killed 22nd April, 1915. Aged 23 years.


West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

CAMPBELL, Sam, aged 33 years, Canadian Contingent, and formerly of Barnoldswick, death presumed in France on April 21, 1915, aged 23 years.

Article Date: 13 August 1915
Grave anxiety is felt by the relatives of Private Sam Campbell, who was formerly employed as a weaver at Messrs. W. Bailey's, Ltd., Wellhouse Mill, Barnoldswick, and whose parents reside at 58, Gordon Street, Burnley. Pte. Campbell, who is 23 years of age, was in Canada when war broke out and enlisted in the 14th Canadian contingent at Montreal. He has been 'missing' since April 22nd. Any information as to his fate will be gratefully received by his parents at the above address (Mr. and Mrs. George Campbell) or by Miss Dinsdale, 59 Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick.

Article Date: 07 July 1916
The parents of Pte. Sam Campbell, who resided at 58, Gordon Street, Burnley, have received an official intimation from the Canadian Military Authorities presuming his death to have taken place in France on or after the 21st of April, 1915. Pte. Campbell, who was 23 years of age, was in Canada when war broke out, and enlisted in the 14th Canadian Contingent at Montreal. He formerly worked as a weaver at Messrs. W. Bailey Ltd., Wellhouse Mill, Barnoldswick

Article Date: 13 August 1915

Article Date: 27 April 1917
CAMPBELL - In loving remembrance of Pte. Sam Campbell, 14th Royal Montreal Regiment, who was killed in action at Langemarck, Flanders, April 22nd, 1915, aged 23 years.
He left his home in perfect health,

He looked so young and brave;

We little thought how soon he would be

Laid in a hero's grave.

No one knows the parting,

Or what the parting cost;

But God, in his great mercy,

Has gained what we have lost.
"May his reward be as great as his sacrifice."
8, Richmond Road, Barnoldswick. From Lily.

Article Date: 18 April 1919
CAMPBELL - In loving remembrance of Pte. Samuel Talbot Campbell, killed in action April 22nd, 1915, aged 23 years.
Like ivy on a weathered oak

When all things else decay,

My love for him shall still keep green

And never fade away.
From Lily, 8 Richmond Road.

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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 11:19

Forename(s): Harry

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire

Residence: Burnley, Lancashire

Service No: 48956

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Battalion/Unit: 13th (Service) Battalion

Division: 3rd Division

Age: 26

Date of Death: 1917-04-09

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: I. C. 35.


CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----
Data from Commonwealth War Graves Commission Records


Forename(s): H.

Nationality: United Kingdom

Service No: 48956

Rank: Private

Regiment: King's (Liverpool Regiment)

Unit: 13th Battalion

Age: 26

Awards: -----

Died Date: 1917-04-09

Additional Info: Husband of Margaret Ellen Chadwick, of 18, South Avenue, Barnoldswick

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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 12:03
How very sad this, and all the other hearbreaking stories from throughout the land, that still bring a lump to the throat to-day. This young boy killed in the prime of his youth, only days before the armistice,, God Bless them all, then and now .  
its the 11.11.11 so thought i would share this memoriam that my Great uncle Thomas's family put in the Craven Herald for him.

He left his home in the flower of youth,
he looked so strong and brave;
we little thought how soon he'd be
Laid in a hero's grave.
We often sit and think of him,
and think of how he died;
it seemed so hard for us to part
and never say good-bye.

For our dear son and brother, Pte Tom Harry Hutchinson, age 18 killed in action Nov 3rd 1918.

from Father, Brothers and Sisters

RIP Tom and all our other brave men and women who have been prepared to die for our freedom

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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 13:31
11 AM today local time at Camp Bastion.


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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 14:32
This is truly amazing!   The Imperial War Museum today (11th November) released a set of 100 faces of WW1. They can be found on Flickr.

One of them is Private John Varley, a Barlick lad.


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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 14:53
Working my way slowly and carefully through the editing I now fully appreciate the tremendous effort and hard work that Chris Foster and his team have put into their site, and again I would like to extend my gratitude to them for the use of their efforts. Thank You. This morning I was talking to the chap with his tray of poppies outside of the Co-op, I told him about what we are trying to achieve and about the success in finding Wilfred. He also had a story to tell, His Father was posted as missing presumed dead early in the war, he being very young did not quite understand but his Mother became used to the idea that she would not see his Father again, an official letter gave proof of this. Nearly five years later came a telegram, he was alive having spent all of that time in a remote prison camp, soon after the family was re-united. Many others of course went through such an ordeal, but upon release were so badly damaged mentally that the reunion with loved ones never happened. I saw a new site this morning developed to help parents explain to their children what Rememberance is all about, strange really as I always though that such things come naturally. However back to the editing.

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Peter, thank you very much for you comments we really appreciate it.

The cpgw team namely John Richardson and Trevor Croucher have put in hundreds of man hours into the project and wihout them the cpgw site  wouldn't exist .

 I  need  thank the original team of people who produced the  fantastic cpgw book. Given that it was started in 1916, two yrs before the end of the war  when news news and information could be sketchy at best it  was/is a remarkable achivement . It is of course the source of the whole website idea.
This is a wee list of what we've achived over the last 5 yrs. Something I'm very proud of,  but more importantly I hope that we've managed to repay in some small way the huge debt of honour we owe these men & women and those like them  who have and are paying the ultimate sacrifice . Lest we forget

 EDIT Sorry I cant get the column's of numbers to align, but I hope you get the gist .

Soldiers in CPGW                                                                                        
                - in the book itself (Roll of Honour)                                                                  1,554
- in the Nominal Roll of the 1/6th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment                    1
                - in the list of Honours                                                                                                1

Soldiers not in CPGW – found in other sources
                - named in a Craven Herald  entry                                                                     309
                - named in a West Yorkshire Pioneer entry                                                        31
- named on a local Memorial                                                                              472
- found in the West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record                         8
- found in the Skipton & District Liberal & Conservative Clubs ROH              1
- found in the Colne & District Roll of Honour & War Record                            2
                - found in Soldiers Died                                                                                       238
                - found in Commonwealth War Graves Commission                                        9
                - found on Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstones             12
                - found on CWGC private memorial                                                                       2
                - found on a headstone or family gravestone in a local cemetery                 13
                - named in Keith Taylor’s Wensleydale Remembered                                      1
                - notified by personal communication                                                                    1
                   total entries in database (web-site)                                                            2,655
The ‘Search’ page of the website now contains the facility (‘Sources’) to enable the user to actually filter out and see the names that were found in the original Craven’s Part… book and, conversely, to filter out which names were found in the various different sources. We believe this is going to be an invaluable additional tool for researchers using the site.
In November 2007 we had located, scanned and transcribed 4,842 articles from the Craven Herald and 1,018 from the Pioneer: The present totals of articles now stand at 5,593 and 3,458 respectively.
We now have 1,220 additional photographs in the database as well as 378 items of additional text information.
Apart from appearing on a total of 324 separate local War Memorials at 132 locations in the wider ‘Craven’ area, our servicemen and women are also commemorated in a current total of 612 Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cemeteries and on 39 Commonwealth War Graves Commission Memorials in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia, Canada and Australia.
As a result of finding more soldiers since the November 2007 update the number of soldiers not commemorated on a local memorial has increased accordingly:–
Soldiers not on a Local Memorial
                - in Craven’s Part in the Great War                                                                       87
- found in Soldiers Died                                                                                       227
- found in Commonwealth War Graves Commission                                        9
                - named in a Craven Herald  entry                                                                     127
                - named in a Pioneer entry                                                                                    23
                - found in the Colne & District Roll of Honour & War Record                            2
                - found in the Skipton & District Liberal & Conservative Clubs ROH              1
                - found in the West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record                         5
                - found on a Commonwealth War Graves Commission headstone              7
                - found on a family or individual gravestone                                                      13
                - found in miscellaneous sources                                                                         2
                   total                                                                                                                      503
We feel quite sure that a sizeable proportion of these names would turn up on the various War Memorials in Colne, Nelson and elsewhere over in Lancashire due to the fact that we have many Lancashire birth places for entries in the database. Similarly, we are quite certain that many of our servicemen and women are commemorated on Memorials outside the ‘Craven’ area in Yorkshire and elsewhere, but since our initial ‘Craven’ boundary was forced to extend into Wensleydale and nearby parts of Lancashire as a result of inclusion in either the Craven Herald and Pioneer entries we feel that going even further afield to locate these ‘missing’ names would be well beyond our original remit. However, we are delighted to record that we have been sent photographs of War Memorials from a number of distant locations and we can only hope that others will appear as time goes by. Similarly, we are extremely grateful for other collections of photographs of either private or CWGC gravestones from interested members of the public who have visited cemeteries on the Western Front and elsewhere.
And so, we present our latest major update to the website. We will be taking a well-earned rest for a while, but I am quite sure it will not be too long before either John or Chris come up with more information for me to add to the database and from thence to the website in due course. Please do not stop sending us YOUR information, whatever it might be.
(Trevor Croucher, keeper of the Database, December 2010)

Edited by - Chris CPGW on 11/11/2011 10:32:18 PM

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Posted - 11/11/2011 : 23:14
Just now when I had a look at this, it flagged Chris up as posting at 22. 32. 18. nothing has appeared, this happened yesterday as well, plus a post from Nolic that didn't appear. Why? any answers welcome.

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