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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 - 17/11/2011 : 12:20
Terry Denham from the "In from the cold project " contacted me this  morning to tell me that they've received Wilfred Anker's Death certificate . It confirms that Wilfred died from a heart condition brought on by his Army service, and that we have a case to  put  forward to the CWGC. .
Terry said this may take several months to process but will keep me informed when they've made their decision .

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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 12:56
Thats brilliant news.

 

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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 13:04
That's really good news Chris.


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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 13:27
Many thanks Chris, A Posse Ad Esse. From possibility to actuality.


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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 13:45
Surname: FENWICK

Forename(s): Thomas William

Place of Birth: Pickering, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 266093

Rank: Private

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

Battalion/Unit: 2/6th Battalion

Division: 62nd (2/West Riding) Division

Age: 23

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: -----
Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE THOMAS W. FENWICK, Duke of Well.'s Regt., of 18, Bolland Street, Barnoldswick, killed in action 27th November, 1917. Aged 23 years.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

FENWICK, Thomas W., aged 23 years, Duke of Wellington's Regt., 12, Bolland Street, [Barnoldswick], killed Nov. 27, 1917.

Article Date: 28 December 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - A SAD CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
News of the death of Private Thomas W. Fenwick, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, came to hand on Saturday from the War Office. He was killed in action in France on November 27th. Private Fenwick was 23 years of age, and leaves a wife living at 18 Bolland Street, Barnoldswick. He enlisted three years ago, but only went out to France in February. Prior to joining up he was a weaver employed by Messrs. R. Brooks and Sons, Westfield Mill.

A letter of condolence, received by the bereaved wife from a comrade (Private T. H. White), says:- "I don't think I ever met a jollier pal or a truer friend. We were very close friends and were wounded together at -----, and were together all the time in hospital. I thought we should never be parted."

Article Date: 28 December 1917
FENWICK - Killed in action on the Western Front, November 27th 1917, Private Thomas W. Fenwick, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, formerly of 18, Bolland Street, Barnoldswick, aged 23 years

Article Date: 29 November 1918
FENWICK - In proud and ever loving memory of Private T. W. Fenwick, - "In victory's hour we did not forget you."
The happy hours we once enjoyed,

How sweet their memory still!

No morning dawns, or night returns,

But what we think of him.
From his ever loving Wife, Bother-in-law and Family, 18 Bolland Street, Barnoldswick

Article Date: 28 November 1919
FENWICK - In ever loving memory of Private Tom Fenwick, who gave his life November 27th, 1917, at Cambrai.
His life was good,

His death was brave,

God watches over a soldier's grave.
Ever remembered by his loving wife Edith, 18 Bolland Street, Barnoldswick

Article Date: 26 November 1920
FENWICK - In ever loving memory of my dear husband, Pte. Tom Fenwick, killed in action at Cambrai, Nov. 27th, 1917, aged 23 years.
"Cherished memories of one so dear live in the memory of days that have been."
From his Wife, Edith, 18 Bolland Street, Barnoldswick.

 

Article Date: 29 November 1918
FENWICK - In loving remembrance of my dear brother, Pte. T.W. Fenwick, who was, killed in action at Cambrai, Nov. 27th, 1917, age 23.
Dear is the spot where my brother is laid,

Dear is his memory that will never fade,

A brother more true no one knew,

Our tears start afresh when we think of you.
- From his affectionate sister Beattie. 24, Essex Street, Barnoldswick.

FENWICK - In loving remembrance of our nephew, Pte. Thomas W. Fenwick, who fell in action at Cambrai, Nov. 27th, 1917.
We pictured his safe returning,

We longed to clasp his hand,

But God has postponed the meeting

'Till we meet in the Better Land.
- From his loving Aunt, Uncle, and Cousins. 24, Essex Street, Barnoldswick
FENWICK - In proud and ever loving memory of Pte. T.W. Fenwick.
"In victory's hour we did not forget you."
The happy hours we once enjoyed,

How sweet their memory still!

No morning dawns or night returns

But what we think of him.
- From his ever loving Wife, Mother-in-law and Family. 18, Bolland Street, Barnoldswick.


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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 13:46
Surname: FERRANS

Forename(s): Peter

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 265083

Rank: Private

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

Battalion/Unit: 1/7th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: --

Date of Death: 1918-04-29

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: VI. E. 47.

CWGC Cemetery: YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Comments:

1911 Skipton Census: 22, Club Houses - Peter Ferrans, aged 31 years, born, Bacup Lancashire, husband of Martha E. Ferrans.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

(Not in CPGW - on Barnoldswick Memorial)


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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 13:47
Surname: FIELDING

Forename(s): Arthur

Place of Birth: Great Harwood, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 2584

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 1st Division

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1914-10-31

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 41 and 43.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

(Not in CPGW - on Barnoldswick Memorial)

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

FIELDING, Arthur, L.N.L. Regt., reported missing for nearly six months and later reported killed in action on Oct. 31, 1914; was 23 years of age and left a wife and one child

Article Date: 21 May 1915
BARNOLDSWICK RECRUIT KILLED
News has been received by Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Duckworth of 122 Blackburn Road, Great Harwood, of the death of a relative, Private Arthur Fielding, a resident of Barnoldswick who joined the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment on August 6th last. Deceased was only 23 years of age, and came to Barnoldswick in order to seek better employment in the cotton trade. He leaves a widow and one child. Having previously been reported 'missing' for nearly six months, the War Office have now intimated the bereaved relatives that Private Fielding was killed in action on October 31st last.

Article Date: 24 December 1915
CRAVEN'S ROLL OF HONOUR - BARNOLDSWICK
Pte. Arthur Fielding, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, reported missing for nearly six months and later reported killed in action on October 31st 1914. Resided at Barnoldswick, was 23 years of age, and left a wife and one child.

 

Article Date: 22 June 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - WOUNDED AND MISSING
Private R. J. Firth, Duke of Wellington's, whose home is in Harrison Street, Barnoldswick has been reported missing since May 3rd. He is a native of Bacup where he enjoyed a considerable reputation as a swimmer before coming to Barnoldswick about four years ago.

rticle Date: 13 July 1917
BARNOLDSWICK - MORE NEWS OF MISSING SOLDIERS
Letters from two more Barnoldswick soldiers, who were amongst the large batch of "missing" on May 3rd, were received last weekend. These were Ptes. J.W. Heaton and Peter Higgitt, both of the Duke of Wellington's, who write saying they are prisoners in the hands of the Germans at an address not stated, and are both quite well. The letters are dated May 20th and 24th. In one received by Mrs. Heaton, 36, Rainhall Road, her husband inquires as to the fate of two other Barnoldswickers (Ptes. Alfred Tillotson and Jacob Firth) both of whom he saw during the 'scrap', but are not in the same camp. At the time of writing no news had been received of the latter, but Tillotson is a prisoner in Germany.

Article Date: 22 March 1918
CRAVEN AND THE WAR
Missing Man's Death Presumed
Mrs. R.J. Firth, 31, Harrison Street, Barnoldswick, has received an official intimation presuming the death of her husband, Private Richard Jacob Firth, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, who had been missing since May 3rd 1917. Formerly a weaver at Messrs. B. and E.M. Holden's, Moss Shed, he joined up in November, 1915, but only went out to France about two months previous to the date mentioned. He was 35 years of age, and a native of Bacup, prior to coming to Barnoldswick six years ago - where he was well-known as an amateur swimmer.

Article Date: 22 March 1918
FIRTH - Missing since May 3rd, 1917, now presumed dead, Pte. Richard Jacob Firth, of the West Riding Regiment, husband of Mrs. Firth, of 31, Harrison Street, Barnoldswick, aged 35.

Article Date: 11 July 1919
MISSING SOLDIERS - Information Wanted
Above is a photo of Pte. Richard Jacob Firth, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, who has been missing since May 3rd, 1917. If any returned prisoner of war or demobilised soldier can give any information regarding him it would gratefully received by his wife, Mrs. Firth, 31, Harrison Street, Barnoldswick.


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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 13:48
Surname: FIRTH

Forename(s): Richard Jacob

Place of Birth: Bacup, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 235200

Rank: Private

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

Battalion/Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 4th Division

Age: 35

Date of Death: 1917-05-03

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: A. 2.

CWGC Cemetery: AGNY MILTARY CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE RICHARD JACOB FIRTH, Duke of Well.'s Regt., of 31, Harrison Street, Barnoldswick, officially presumed killed 3rd May, 1917. Aged 35 years.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

FIRTH, Richard Jacob, aged 35 years, West Riding Regiment, 31, Harrison Street, [Barnoldswick], reported missing May 3, 1917, now presumed dead.



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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 13:49
Surname: FISHWICK

Forename(s): Roland

Place of Birth: Hutton Roof, Westmorland

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 267020

Rank: Private

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

Battalion/Unit: 1/6th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 35

Date of Death: 1917-04-10

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: IV. G. 2.

CWGC Cemetery: ST VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURGE-L'AVOUE

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE ROWLAND FISHWICK, Duke of Well.'s, Regt., son of Mr. Fishwick, 16, School Terrace, Barnoldswick, killed in action 10th April, 1917. Aged 35 years.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

FISHWICK, Rowland, aged 35 years, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. R. Fishwick, 16, School Terrace, [Barnoldswick], killed in action, France, April 10, 1917.

Article Date: 20 April 1917
IN THE GREAT PUSH - MORE BARNOLDSWICK MEN'S SACRIFICES
Pte. Rowland Fishwick, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, son of Mr. R. Fishwick, 16, School Terrace, Barnoldswick, was killed on April 10th. He was 35 years of age, single, and had been at the Front since last Whitsuntide. Before joining the Army he was a mason in the employ of Messrs. John Sager and Sons, Tubber Hill Quarries. Several letters of condolence have been received by the family from officers in the Battalion, from which it appears that Pte. Fishwick was in the front line during a minor attack on the evening when he and a comrade were struck by a shell and mortally wounded.
Capt. B. J. Buxton (D. Company) wrote in regard to Pte. Fishwick:- "He was known throughout the Company to be absolutely without fear, and quite undisturbed by any violence on the part of the enemy. We will miss him tremendously. All the officers, men and N.C.O.s of D Company join with me in sending you our deepest sympathy in your great loss."

Pte. Fishwick has two brothers serving in France and another on the point of going out.

Article Date: 20 April 1917
FISHWICK - April 18th 1917, killed in action in France, Pte. Rowland Fishwick, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, son of Mr. R. Fishwick, 16, School Terrace, Barnoldswick, aged 35 years.

Article Date: 12 April 1918
FISHWICK - In loving memory of Private Rowland Fishwick, Duke of Wellington's Regiment, who was killed in action April 10th, 1917.
Nobly he did his duty,

Bravely he fought and fell,

But the sorrow of those that mourn him

Only aching hearts can tell.

It may be a soldier's honour

For his country's cause to fall,

But we cannot think of the glory

For the sorrow it has caused us all.
From his sorrowing Father and Sisters (Barnoldswick), also his three Brothers in France.


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Posted - 17/11/2011 : 18:04
This is now becoming even more interesting. Feeding the information into my database and this shows up. There are 285 WW1 names on the memorial, 12 of which I have yet to account for, but, I also have 39 names which are not on the memorial, a second scan will doubtless remove some, but not all.


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Posted - 18/11/2011 : 10:46
Surname: FLETCHER

Forename(s): Robert

Place of Birth: Burnley, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: 5338

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: East Lancashire Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 2nd Battalion

Division: 8th Division

Age: 21

Date of Death: 1915-05-09

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 5 and 6.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE R. FLETCHER, East Lancs. Regt., son of Mr. & Mrs. G. Fletcher, Ings, Avenue, Barnoldswick, killed in action 9th May, 1915. Aged 21 years.

 

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

FLETCHER, Robert, 2nd E.L.R., aged 21, of 9, Ings Avenue, Barnoldswick, reported missing and later, in July 1915, officially reported killed.

Article Date: 18 June 1915
BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER 'MISSING'
Mr. and Mrs. George Fletcher, 9, Ings Avenue, Barnoldswick, a few days ago received information that their son, Pte. Robert Fletcher, of the 2nd 3rd East Lancashire Regiment, had been missing since the 9th of May. He is 21 years of age and prior to going out to the front in October was in the Special Reserve for two years. He came home on sick furlough in February, suffering from shattered nerves, and on returning to France a short time afterwards, was transferred to the 2nd Battalion.
The letter conveying the intimation is from Quartermaster Sergt. G. Taylor, who writes as follows:- "Dear Madam, - Your son Robert is reported missing since 9th May, and as we have heard nothing about him in the regiment, most probably he is killed. Will do all I can to get more information."
The last letter received from Pte. Fletcher was on May 11th.

Article Date: 18 June 1915
BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER MISSING OR DEAD
News has been received by Mrs. George Fletcher of 9 Ings Avenue, Barnoldswick, of the probable death of her son, Private Robert Fletcher, who has been reported missing since May 9th last. The intimation is contained in a letter from Quarter-Master-Sergeant G. Taylor, who writes:- "Your son, Robert Fletcher, is reported missing since 9th May. As we have heard nothing about him in the regiment, most probably he is killed. Will do all I can to get more information."
Private Fletcher was 21 years old. Before the war he was in the Special Reserve, and upon mobilisation was called up and was drafted to the Front in October last. He was one of those who endured the hardships of the winter campaign, and was sent home in February on furlough to recover from the effect of shattered nerves. He stayed in Barnoldswick only a few days, and on his return was drafted from the 1st Battalion to that of which he was a member up to the time of his having been missing

Article Date: 23 July 1915
PRIVATE FLETCHER'S DEATH CONFIRMED
After being reported missing since May 9th, Mr. and Mrs. George Fletcher, 9, Ings Avenue, Barnoldswick, have received official intimation from the War Office that their son, Pte. Robert Fletcher, of the 2nd East Lancashire Regiment, was killed on the above-mentioned date. He was 21 years of age, and was for two years in the Special Reserve before the war. He went to the Front in October last. His last letter home was received on May 11th.

Article Date: 23 July 1915
MISSING BARNOLDSWICK SOLDIER OFFICIALLY REPORTED DEAD
A few weeks ago we published a report that Private Robert Fletcher of the 2nd East Lancashire Regiment, and son of Mr. and Mrs. George Fletcher of 9 Ings Avenue, Barnoldswick, was reported missing. The news that Private Fletcher was 'missing' was contained in a letter from the trenches written by a non-commissioned officer, who said the incident occurred on May 9th subsequent to fierce attacks and counter attacks, with heavy losses on both sides. Little hope was afforded by the letter from the Front, but as Mr. and Mrs. Fletcher received a letter from their son on May 11th - two days after he was reported missing - they continued to hope against their fears. No further news was received until this weekend when official intimation of their son's death 'on active service in France' has been received. Private Fletcher, who was 21 years of age, had been in the Special Reserve two years before the outbreak of the war and was drafted to the Front in October last

Article Date: 24 December 1915
CRAVEN'S ROLL OF HONOUR - BARNOLDSWICK
Pte. Robert Fletcher, 2nd East Lancashire Regiment, of 9 Ings Avenue, Barnoldswick, reported missing, and later, in July, officially reported killed. Twenty-one years of age.

Article Date: 05 May 1916
FLETCHER - In loving memory of Pte. Robert Fletcher, East Lancashire Regiment, killed in action in France, 9th May, 1915.
"We loved him in life; he is dear to us still."
From Father, Mother and Sisters, 9, Ings Avenue, Barnoldswick

 

BATTLE OF AUBERS, 9TH MAY 1915
2nd Bn. East Lancashire Regiment
At 5.00 a.m. all guns commenced a heavy bombardment of the enemy trenches. This bombardment, though actually ineffective, appeared otherwise, and so impressed Captain Hill's men that he shouted, "It's a walk-over, a ------- walk-over." He soon found out that it was not.
The infantry attack was timed to begin at 5.40 a.m.; accordingly at 5.20 a.m., the rear platoons of 'C' and 'B' Companies moved up to their advanced platoons, followed at intervals by 'D' Company in support of 'B' Company, and 'A' Company in Battalion reserve. The success of this movement over absolutely open ground depended entirely on the ability of the artillery to subdue rifle and machine-gun fire from the enemy trenches. Unfortunately, in the words of an officer present, "the artillery entirely failed to shake the enemy, who maintained heavy rifle and machine-gun fire throughout the bombardment."
The natural result was that directly the companies left the cover of the breastwork they were swept by a hail of bullets; 'B', 'C' and 'D' Companies all suffered severely before reaching the advanced trench... 'A' Company also suffered severely while passing through the breastwork.
Further advance was obviously impossible without some re-organisation, and renewed bombardment of the enemy trenches. The latter was asked for, but the former was almost impossible, for the only cover forward of the breastwork was the advanced trench, which was enfiladed from end to end.
At 1.00 p.m. the bombardment recommenced and orders were received for the Battalion to resume the attack on the cessation of the bombardment; but, before it ceased, the Battalion no longer existed as a fighting force.
It was...long after midnight before the remnants of the battalion, including all the wounded who could be found, were assembled and withdrawn from the line. Thus ended the most disastrous day, with one possible exception, that the Battalion experienced during the war. The casualties amounted to 10 officers killed, 9 wounded;
63 other ranks killed, 325 wounded and 42 missing.
[Robert Fletcher was killed in action on the 9th May.]


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Posted - 18/11/2011 : 10:47
Surname: FRANCIS

Forename(s): Thomas

Place of Birth: Oswaldtwistle, Lancashire

Residence: -----

Service No: 7898

Rank: Private

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

Battalion/Unit: 1/5th Battalion

Division: 49th (West Riding) Division

Age: 23

Date of Death: 1916-07-03

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:

Brother-in-law of Private James Parkinson.

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE TOM FRANCIS, West Yorks. Regt., of Barnoldswick, killed in action July, 1916. Aged 23 years.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

FRANCIS, Tom, aged 23 years, West Yorkshire Regiment, 3, Bankfield Street, [Barnoldswick], killed in action in France, July 1916.

Article Date: 21 July 1916
MORE BARNOLDSWICK MEN PAY THE PRICE - PATHETIC TRAGEDY OF THE BATTLEFIELD
News came to hand at the weekend of the death in France of Pte. Tom Francis, 1/5th West Yorks. Regiment. He was 23 years of age, and enlisted in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment in November, 1914, being afterwards transferred to the West Yorkshires while at Malta, where he was stationed for nine months. He was formerly a weaver at Bankfield Shed. The sad news was conveyed to his wife, who resides at 3, Bankfield Street, in the following letter from another solider in the 7th Duke of Wellington's:-
"Dear Madam, - I hope you will excuse me for taking the liberty of writing to you, but I think when I have explained you will see that I am only tying to do what I think is my duty.
"I was out scouting on a piece of 'no man's land' just after our Battalion had relieved the 1/5th West Yorks. from a very hot place when I came across the dead body of an English soldier in a very lonely spot. As a means of identifying him I searched his pockets, and I am sorry to say that I am afraid it is your husband, from the pay-book and photos, one of which I enclose. So gathering his personal belongings together I handed them to the proper quarter and then proceeded to lay him to rest in a decent grave, just behind the firing line, and may he rest in peace.
"My object in writing to you was to let you know the true state of things, for with his pay book, &c. being on his body when found I thought he might be reported missing, and although I know it is hard I thought it best for you to know the cruel truth. So please excuse me if I have caused you any pain. You will at least have the satisfaction of knowing that he is in a decent grave, along with others who have died doing their duty. I need hardly say that you will receive all his personal belongings in due course from the War Office. So trusting I am not intruding in writing to you.
"I beg to remain, yours sincerely, JAMES H. BEAUMONT, No. 5, Lewis Gun Section, 'A' Co., 1/7th West Riding Regt., France."
Pte. Francis had only been in France about six weeks. His brother-in-law, Corpl. James Parkinson, 2nd Duke of Wellington's, whose wife lived at the same address, has been a prisoner in Germany since May 5th, 1915.

Article Date: 21 July 1916
FRANCIS - Killed in action in France, Pte. Tom Francis, 1/5th West Yorkshire Regiment, 3 Bankfield Street, Barnoldswick

1/5th Bn. Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

From Aveluy Wood went to assembly positions in Thiepval Wood (1/7) - occupied British front line - later parties ordered up to assist 36th (Ulster) Division at the Schwaben Redoubt. Withdrew to Aveluy Wood (2/7). To Martinsart (3/7).

[Thomas Francis was killed on the 3rd July 1916.]


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Posted - 18/11/2011 : 10:48
Surname: FRYARS

Forename(s): Reuben

Place of Birth: Rushton, Lancashire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 352221

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: Labour Corps

Battalion/Unit: Base Depot

Division: not applicable

Age: 20

Date of Death: 1918-03-21

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: II. E. 42.

CWGC Cemetery: FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY

CWGC Memorial: -----

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE REUBEN FRYERS, Labour Corps, of 47, Collin Street, Barnoldswick, killed in action 21st March, 1918. Aged 20 years.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

FRYER, Reuben, aged 20 years, Labour Corps, 47, Colin Street, [Barnoldswick], killed action.

Article Date: 19 April 1918
Private Fryars, Barnoldswick
The death is reported from France of Private Reuben Fryars, of the Labour Battalion, whose home was at 47 Colin Street, Barnoldswick. He was 20 years of age. The information came in a letter from the captain, who wrote stating the Pte. Fryar's death took place instantaneously while doing his duty, but did not give the customary details as to date or cause thereof.

Article Date: 26 April 1918
Private Reuben Fryers, Barnoldswick
Confirmation has been received of the death (unofficially reported last week) of Pte. Reuben Fryers, of the 36th Labour Battalion, who was killed in action on March 21st. He went to France last September. Before joining the Army he lived with his brother at 47 Colin Street, and was connected with the Calf Hall Road Wesleyan Sunday School as secretary, in which he succeeded the late Pte. John H. Holden (also killed in France). Feeling references to his sterling character and usefulness were made at a memorial service held on Sunday evening by Mr. Bush and Mr. Whitehead. Mr. J. Parkington (secretary of the Soldiers and Sailors' Committee) read the Roll Call, and at the close the 'Dead March' was played by Miss Crossley (organist).


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Barlick Born Old Salt


2021 Posts
Posted - 18/11/2011 : 10:49
Surname: GARRATT

Forename(s): Ernest Walter Maurice

Place of Birth: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Residence: Barnoldswick, Yorkshire

Service No: 40858

Rank: Private

Regiment/Corps/Service: South Staffordshire Regiment

Battalion/Unit: 1st Battalion

Division: 7th Division

Age: 18

Date of Death: 1917-10-26

Awards: -----

CWGC Grave/Mem Ref: Panel 90 to 92 and 162 to 162A.

CWGC Cemetery: -----

CWGC Memorial: TYNE COT MEMORIAL

Non-CWGC Burial: -----

Craven's Part in the Great War Entry:

PRIVATE ERNEST MAURICE GARRETT, South Staffs. Regt., son of Mr. & Mrs. James Garrett, Craven House, Newtown, Barnoldswick, presumed killed 25th October, 1917. Aged 18 years.

West Yorkshire Pioneer Illustrated War Record Entry:

GARRATT, Ernest W. Maurice, aged 18, South Staffs, Regt., Craven House, Newtown, [Barnoldswick], killed in action Oct. 26, 1917

Article Date: 18 January 1918
BARNOLDSWICK - WOUNDED AND MISSING
Private Ernest Walter Maurice Garratt, youngest son of Mr. James Garratt, Craven House, Newtown, Barnoldswick, has been posted as missing since October 26th. He had previously been reported wounded on that date. Private Garratt, who was in his 19th year, first joined the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, but after going out to France last spring he was transferred to the Royal Flying Corps and later to the South Staffs. Regiment. In civil life he was employed at Messrs. Gill and Gott's Motor Garage, Gisburn Road, Barnoldswick.

Article Date: 11 October 1918
Pte. Ernest W. M. Garratt, Barnoldswick
The Military Authorities have sent a notification to Mr. and Mrs. James Garratt, Craven House, Newtown, Barnoldswick, presuming the death of their youngest son, Private Ernest W. Maurice Garrett, of the South Staffs. Regiment, who was previously posted missing on October 26th last year. Private Garratt, who was only 18 years old, enlisted in, the 'Duke's three years ago, being subsequently transferred to the Flying Corps, the Bedford's, and the South Staffs. With the South Staffs he landed in France about six weeks prior to the date of his supposed death. His two brothers (one of whom is Sergeant Garratt, D.C.M.) are also serving


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Posted - 18/11/2011 : 10:59


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thomo wrote:
Surname: GARRATT

Forename(s): Ernest Walter Maurice



Private Garratt, who was only 18 years old, enlisted in, the 'Duke's three years ago, being subsequently transferred to the Flying Corps, the Bedford's, and the South Staffs. 

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