Blackshaw, Arthur – Gunner (Private)

Husband of Annie Blackshaw, of 20, Lyon Street, Roe Green, Worsley, Lancashire. Formerly of 4, Charles Holden Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly a constable in the Bolton Borough Police Force, and on the Roll of Honour of The Saviour’s Church.

Holloway, James – Sergeant

Son of H. Holloway, of 16, Heath Lane, Firs Lane, Leigh, Lancashire. A member of the Bolton County Borough Police, he resided in Bolton at 12, Vermont Street, Bolton, Lancashire.

Nield, Charles Henry – Corporal

Husband of Rachel Nield, of 176, Lee Avenue, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly a Sergeant of the Bolton Police Force. Enlisted September 1916. A brother also served. Service number recorded as 2381 on CWGC.

Pinch, Bertie – Gunner (Private)

Son of Thomas and Ellen Pinch, of Dent, Yorkshire; husband of Joanna Pinch (nee Jost), of Weaving Terrace, Dent, Yorkshire, and formerly of 2, Latham Street, Bolton, Lancashire.  Previously a tram conductor in Bolton.  Served as Police Constable 86 of the Bolton County Borough Police from 07/08/1913 until enlistment for military service.  (Bolton Archives: ABJ/22/225).  Killed by a shell splinter.  His brother Vincent, of Dent, Yorkshire, served as Gunner 74415, RGA and survived.

Walmsley, Robert – Shoeing Smith Corporal

Husband of Alice Thurston (formerly Walmsley), of 52, Lyncroft Road, Hale Green, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Of 16, Elmwood Grove, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly employed as a Police Constable by the Bolton County Borough Police since 12 May 1911. Died by drowning at Basra, Mesopotamia. Name recorded as Robert WARMSLEY on SDGW.

Wells, Walter – Corporal

Son of William and Joyce Wells, of Marton, Rugby, Warwickshire. Formerly a Police Constable with the Bolton County Borough Police, of 20, Broad-o’-th’-Lane, Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire. He was normally resident of Chapen-en-le-Frith, Derbyshire, at the time of his death. Died at Broadwater Hospital, Ipswich and interred with full Military Honours at Ipswich. His brother Stephen also served.