Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers

Abbott, Richard – Private

Husband of Gertrude Abbott, of 5 Barton Street, Pendleton, Lancashire. Worked for the London and North Western Railway Company as a Porter at Ordsall Lane. Formerly 25939, Lancashire Fusiliers. Discharged Class Z, 17 March 1919.

Abbott, Richard – Warrant Officer Class II (Company Sergeant Major)

Husband of Mrs. Abbott, of 17, Earnshaw Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Previously served 8 years in the Lancashire Fusiliers, and activated as a reservist 04 August 1914. DCM Citation: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. During a counter-attack he set a magnificent example by penetrating further into a village than anyone else and bringing back valuable information as to the location of the enemy. Hearing that an enemy officer had entered a house about 300 yards in front of the line, he crossed “No Man’s Land” in daylight and cleverly captured him, thus securing an important identification.” (LG 03.09.18)

Adshead, John Henry – Private

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Adshead, of Florin Street, Salford, Lancashire; husband of Alice Grundy (formerly Adshead), of 5, River Street, Whit Lane, Pendleton, Lancashire.

Ainscough, Thomas – Private

Son of Mrs. Ainscough, of George Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Taken Prisoner of War in Germany 26/08/1914. Discharged 16/10/1919.

Ainsworth, Joseph – Lance Corporal

Son of W. Ainsworth, of 56, Stewart Street, Halliwell Road, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Ann Colbert (formerly Ainsworth), of 125, Bolton Road, Westhoughton, Lancashire.

Aldcroft, William – Private

Son of William and Selina Aldcroft, of 3, Mount Pleasant, Salford, Lancashire. Discharged due to being under the age of 17 years at time of enlistment 21 January 1916.