Regiment: Canadian Imperial Forces

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, William – Private

Husband of E Almond, of Morris Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Previously served 5 years in 2nd Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Andrews, Arthur – Private

Son of Harry Andrews, of 8, Cambria Street, Bolton, Lancashire, England. Residence on enlistment given as 11_ West 65th Street, New York City, U.S.A. Previous service 4 years, Private, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Axford, James Albert – Private

Son of William and Elizabeth Axford, of Bolton, Lancashire, England; husband of Alice E. Axford, of Osborn Street, Centennial Park, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Previous service with the Lancashire Fusiliers. Died of wounds at No.30 Casualty Clearing Station.

Barlow, Harry Witton – Private

Son of Thomas Witton Barlow and Sarah Hannah Barlow, of Witton House, 31, Redcar Road, Blackpool, Lancashire, England. Previously resided at Darley Grove, Farnworth, Lancashire.

Bennett, J J – Private

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Bennett, of Brooky Moor, Edgworth, Bolton, Lancashire. Wounded 12 June 1916 by shrapnel in face and arms. Fomerly worked for the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company.

Bennett, Samuel – Private

Son of Philip and Elizabeth Bennett, of 33, Alma Street, Guelph, Ontario, Canada. Aunt resided at Ellesmere Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. His brothers William and Philip also served.

Best, Ernest Albert – Private

ALIAS – See Ernest ALMOND. 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, and recorded on passenger lists as Ernest B Almond. 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.”

Boardman, Albert Edwin – Private

Son of Sam and Lucy Boardman, of 27, Campbell Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Emigrated to Canada in 1913. Memorial in Farnworth Cemetery.

Boardman, Joseph Alphonsus – Private

Son of Charles Johnathan and Lydia Boardman, of 62, Central Avenue, Highfield, Farnworth, Lancashire, England. Formerly of 19A, Plodder Lane, Farnworth, Lancashire. “During the operations South West of Wytschaete, this soldier was hit in the head by an enemy rifle bullet, and instantly killed.”

Bradbury, Norman Offley – Private

Son of James and Anne Bradbury, of 29, Bromwich Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Previous service of four years in the Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at No.58 Casualty Clearing Station.

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.