Eldest son of late Herbert Best, and of Mary Elizabeth Best, of 38, Hastings Road, Bolton, Lancashire.
Second son of Reuben Brotherton, of 10, Hastings Road, Bolton, Lancashire, England. Formerly Sergeant 45574, Motor Machine Gun Brigade, Canadian Machine Gun Corps. DCM Citation: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion in saving a large quantity of ammunition set on fire by shell fire, and, though wounded, burnt and suffering from shell shock, he remained on duty, fighting his gun and setting a splendid example to his detachment.” (LG 19.08.16) During the operations in the vicinity of Passchendale, on the night of October 29th 1917, this officer was leading his Battery to a new position, when he was instantly killed by enemy shell fire.
Only son of Robert and Sarah Howarth, of 32, Bengarth Street, Southport, Lancashire, formerly of 452, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Lever, of 31, Queensgate, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly employed in the Health Department of Bolton Corporation.
Of 26, Vermont Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted into the Cumberland and Westmorland Yeomanry in February 1917. Died from wounds received accidentally.
Son of James Henry and Mary Ellen Reddyhough, of 9, Glade Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Machine Gunner, recommended for Commision April 1916.
Son of Mr. David Reekie, headmaster of Oxford Grove Council School, and of Avonmore, 185, Chorley New Road, Bolton, Lancashire. An old boy of Bolton Grammar School. Formerly a Sergeant in the Canadian Gordon Highlanders, but gave up his stripes to get to the Front sooner. Died of wounds (gun shot back, thighs and arms) at No.16 General Hospital, Le Treport.
Son of Elizabeth Ann Bibby (formerly Winstanley), of 124, Lawn Street, Bolton, Lancashire, and the late William Winstanley.
Son of Frederick Richard and M. E. Wood, of 54, Lonsdale Road, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted in January 1916 in the 6th Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in an accident whilst completing training in flying a seaplane. Younger brother Fred served in the Royal Fusiliers.