Bentley, Harry – Gunner (Private)

Son of Frederick and Elizabeth E. Bentley, of Egerton, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Alice Bentley, of 19, Water Street, Egerton, Bolton, Lancashire.

Brotherton, Tom – Captain (Acting)

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.

Dunion, Robert – Private

Youngest son of Mark Dunion, former Police Sergeant at Horwich, and also of the Bolton Borough Police, and the late Agnes Dunion, of 9, Bute Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly of 19, Grafton Street, Bolton.

Kirkman, John – Private

Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Kirkman; husband of Alice Kirkman, of 24, Cellini Street, Bolton, Lancashire.

Rippin, James Henry – Second Lieutenant

Son of Arthur Edward and Eliza Rippin, of 15, Chapel Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly a member of the reporting staff of the Bolton Evening News. Died from pneumonia at Whitchurch.

Whittle, Robert – Private

Son of Robert and S. A. Whittle, of 67, Aitken Street, Accrington, Lancashire. Formerly of Markland Hill Lane, Doffcocker, Bolton, Lancashire. Native of Egerton, Turton, Lancashire.