Borough of Rawtenstall: St. James the Less (RC) War Memorial (25 forename/surname/age) and Rawtenstall Municipal Cemetery (RC Burials x 6 - see Note 7 below)

Borough of Rawtenstall: St. James the Less (RC) War Memorial (25 forename/surname/age) and Rawtenstall Municipal Cemetery (RC Burials x 6 - see Note 7 below)

John J Ashworth / Joseph E Ashworth / William Cowell / James L Crossley / Samuel Evans / * Richard Fitzgerald / Richard Halstead / Robinson L Halstead / Tom Halstead / Joshua Heys / Ignatius Holloran / John L Larner / John Lord / Joseph Lord / William Manning / * Edward Murray (alias James Burns)/ James Nerney / Thomas W O'Brien / Benjamin Pooley / Thomas Regan / Joseph Rowan / Fred Spencer / * James Whittam / John E Whittaker / Thomas Wilson / FURTHER RESEARCH: 1. Identify Fred Spencer (not likely 48989 Pte. on Rawtenstall Municipal War Memorial "a scholar at Cloughfold Wesleyan Sunday School") and Thomas Wilson (possibly 24117 Pte Thomas Wilson (23), ELR of Cloughfold, d. 05.02.17) 2. Those marked with an asterisk, although locally linked by evidence, remain yet to verified as actual Parishioners on Church Records. 3. Community also includes 16924 Pte. Richard Birtwistle d. 23/03/1918 2 ELR "connected with St. James-the-Less Church, Rawtenstall" (Rossendale Free Press 1918) not recorded on this Memorial. 4. 27007 LCpl. James Foden, DCM of Rawtenstall (Rossendale Free Press 3 May 1919) recorded as presented with decoration at St. James-the-Less bazaar of that month and survived. 5. Community includes 235274 Pte. William Cuff (Rossendale Free Press 3 May 1919) who is not recorded on this Memorial and "attended St. James-the-Less Catholic Church and school and was also a member of the Rawtenstall Liberal Club." 6. Still to be identified (Rossendale Free Press 17 May 1919) "PRESUMED DEAD - MISSING RAWTENSTALL SOLDIER" Rfn James Hampton RIR. "connected with St. James-the-Less RC Church where a memorial service is to be held on Sunday" and "leaves a wife and four children" 7. RC BURIALS: 92947 Frederick Jackson, 26568 Herbert McIntyre, 8407 Joseph White, DA1716 Charles Wise, 5134 John McDonald and T/1565 Martin Hoare. Connect with Community: "Borough of Rawtenstall - IWGC Burials (4 August 1914 to 31 August 1921)". Caveat in Note 2 applies.

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  • Profile picture for Joseph Rowan

    Born 1896

    Died 1916

    British Army 8481 Lance Corporal Royal Irish Regiment

    British Army 8481 Private Royal Irish Regiment

    British Army 8481 Lance Serjeant Royal Irish Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Joseph Edward Ashworth

    Born 1895

    Died 1918

    British Army 21668 Pte East Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 26657 Lance Corporal Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 25th Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Cuff

    Born 1897

    Died 1918

    British Army 5842 Private Cheshire Regiment

    British Army 235274 Private Prince Of Wales's Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment) 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Manning

    Died 1917

    British Army 18279 Private East Lancashire Regiment 2nd Battalion.

  • Profile picture for James Foden

    British Army 27007 Lance Corporal East Lancashire Regiment

  • Profile picture for John Lord

    Born 1889

    Died 1917

    British Army 12526 Private East Lancashire Regiment 7th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Joseph Lord

    Born 1885

    Died 1916

    British Army 25015 Private East Lancashire Regiment 11th Battalion

  • Profile picture for John Edward Whittaker

    Born 1886

    Died 1918

    British Army 38005 Private East Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 50281 Private King's (Liverpool Regiment) 20th Battalion

    British Army 50281 Private King's (Liverpool Regiment) 18th (Lancashire Hussar Yeomanry) Battalion

  • Profile picture for Edward Murray Alias James Burns

    Born 1891

    Died 1920

    British Army K/16321 Private King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)

    British Army 2232 Private East Lancashire Regiment 2/5th Battalion

    British Army 158656 Private Machine Gun Corps (Motors) No 1 Battery

  • Profile picture for John Robert Larner

    Born 1892

    Died 1918

    British Army 24455 East Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 30196 Private Border Regiment 8th Battalion

  • Profile picture for James Leslie Crossley

    Born 1898

    Died 1917

    British Army 61213 Private Manchester Regiment 18th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Thomas Regan

    Died 1917

    British Army 23510 Private East Lancashire Regiment

    British Army 42020 Private Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Tom Halstead

    Died 1915

    British Army 3057 Private East Lancashire Regiment 1/5th Battalion

  • Profile picture for Thomas William O'brien

    Died 1915

    British Army 14257 Private Border Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for Richard Halstead

    Born 1891

    Died 1914

    British Army 10845 Private East Lancashire Regiment 1st Battalion

    British Army 10845 Private East Lancashire Regiment 1st Battalion.

  • Profile picture for James Whittam

    Born 1883

    Died 1915

    British Army 6888 Private Border Regiment 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for William Cowell

    Born 1899

    Died 1916

    British Army 137240 Private Royal Field Artillery

    British Army 26173 Private Lancashire Fusiliers

    British Army 36655 Private Lancashire Fusiliers

  • Profile picture for James Nerney

    Born 1897

    Died 1917

    British Army 202126 Private East Lancashire Regiment 2/4th Battalion.

  • Profile picture for Ignatius Holloran

    Born 1892

    Died 1918

    British Army 16614 Private Royal Dublin Fusiliers

    British Army 18117 Private Royal Munster Fusiliers 2nd Battalion

  • Profile picture for John James Ashworth

    Born 1891

    Died 1916

    British Army 19689 Private East Lancashire Regiment 6th east Battalion

    British Army 19689 Private East Lancashire Regiment 6th Battalion