Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Dearden, of “Eskdale”, Whitefield, Lancashire, and formerly of “Holmesdale”, Church Lane, Whitefield, Lancashire. Formerly resided at 7, Penn Street, Horwich, Lancashire whilst engaged as an engine fitters’ apprentice at Horwich Loco Works.
Husband of Emily Brindle (formerly Andrews, nee Griffiths), of 5, Nelson Place, Rock Ferry, Cheshire, and formerly of 20, Armstrong Street, Horwich, Lancashire. Formerly worked at the Horwich Loco Works. Previous service in the Cheshire Royal Engineers. Formerly Sergeant 1283, 1st/4th Bn., LNLR. Attached 1st King’s African Rifles. Died of Dysentery in South Africa. Sometimes mistakenly recorded as A Andrews.
Son of the late John and Mary Morrison; husband of Mary Ann Morrison, of 18, Dunstan Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Wife and Sister, Ellen, resided at 17, Saturn Street, Bolton, Lancashire in 1917. Formerly worked at the Horwich Loco Works. Enlisted January 1915. Died aged 28 years on 01/01/1921 and interred in Bolton (Tonge) Cemetery in grave 3. N1. NC. 75. on 06/01/1921.
DCM Citation: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. Whilst holding an advanced post he was attacked in superior numbers, but with quick initiative he grasped the situation and successfully repulsed the enemy advance. Later on he was outflanked, but he skilfully withdrew his platoon and reinforced another portion of our line.” (LG: 26/07/1917)