Ainsworth, Ernest – Private

Son of Ann Ainsworth, of 21, Gregson Street, Farnworth, Lancashire, and the late John Ainsworth. Formerly 5048, 4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Airey, John Barron – Private

Son of Emma Rosina Jackson (formerly Airey), of 64, Hall Lane, Farnworth, Lancashire, and the late John Reginald Airey. Formerly in the Cavalry and later 19101, Leicestershire Regiment.

Aldred, John – Private

Son of John and Margaret Alice Aldred; husband of Violet Aldred, of 6, Leigh Street, Farnworth, Bolton. Formerly 24673, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Aldred, W H –

Of 6, Leigh Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Discharged due to ill health.

Allen, Robert – Private

Son of Joseph and Alice Allen, of 47, Leinster Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Formerly 5640, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Allen, William – Private

Son of Joseph Allen, of 47, Leinster Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Formerly 7952, 1st/4th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. A signaller. Posted missing 30 November 1917, and subsequently confirmed as Prisoner of War in Munster, Germany. Demobilised Class Z 27 February 1919.

Almond, Ernest – Private

ALIAS – Served as Ernest Albert BEST. Adopted son of Mrs. Elizabeth Almond, of 68, Old Hall Street, Kearsley, Lancashire; brother of Frank Best (a.k.a. Frank Almond) of Graceland College, Lamoni, Iowa, U.S.A. Resident of 28, Windermere Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada at enlistment. Immigrated to Canada aged 16 with “an aunt” in 1914. Living with Elizabeth Almond and Frank and Ernest recorded as Almond on 1911 census in Kearsley. Killed in Action “While acting as a Battalion Runner during military operations, this soldier was instantly killed by enemy shell fire.”

Almond, Samuel – Lance Corporal

Son of Edwin and Margaret Almond, of 134, Buckley Lane, Farnworth, Lancashire. Formerly 142100, Royal Field Artillery. Formerly 3576, Border Regiment. Memorial in Farnworth Cemetery.

Almond, William Edmondson – Gunner (Private)

Son of John Almond, J.P., and of Mary Almond, of Park View, Bolton Road, Moses Gate, Farnworth, Lancashire; husband of Mrs. Almond, of Park Road, Prestwich, Lancashire. Memorial in Farnworth Cemetery.

Almond, William –

Son of Edwin and Margaret Almond, of 134, Buckley Lane, Farnworth, Lancashire. Wounded.

Ashton, Harold – Sergeant

Son of Mr. Ashton, of 1, Back Nelson Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. Of 303, Bolton Road, Kearsley, Lancashire.

Ashton, Harry – Private

Son of William Henry and Bertha Ashton, of 112, Grosvenor Street, Kearsley, Farnworth, Lancashire. Of 64, Rawson Street, Farnworth, Lancashire.

Ashton, James Ormrod – Second Lieutenant

Son of William and Elizabeth Ashton, of 148, Rawson Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Formerly Hussars; 2nd Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment; and attached 10th Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment.