Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Abbott, John – Lance Corporal

Son of Arthur and Ellen Abbott, of 8, Larchwood Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly 3335, 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, Samuel – Private

Son of John and Sarah Ann Aldred, of 164, Longcauseway, Farnworth, Lancashire. Formerly 182552, 115th Training Reserve Battalion. Demobilised Class Z, 1919

Allen, Bernard – Private

Son of James and Alice Ann Allen, of 9, New Park Road, Salford. Lancashire. Formerly 6153, Border Regiment.

Allen, James Henry – Private

Son of Thomas and Jane Allen, of Lingards Farm, Sutton, Macclesfield, Cheshire. Formerly 11547, Seaforth Highlanders.

Allison, Archie – Private

Son of William and Rachel Allison, of 20, Leconfield, Beverley, Yorkshire. Formerly 6598, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Almond, Charles – Lance Corporal

Son of Charles and Jane Almond, of 36, Noble Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly 19892, 15th Battalion, Welsh Regiment. Demobilised 18 January 1919, address on discharge 58, Beaconsfield Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Re-enlisted 19 January 1919 as Private 7807613, 17th Battalion, Machine Gun Corps.

Archer, George Cameron – Private

Son of Ophelia Archer, of 10, Gertrude Street, Derby Street, Salford, Lancashire, and the late John Archer. Formerly 10454, Royal Irish Regiment.

Atkinson, Arthur – Lance Corporal

Of 77, Gate Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Brother of Detective Sergeant Atkinson, of the Bolton County Borough Police. Formerly 22995, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Atkinson, Harry – Sergeant

Husband of Mrs. Atkinson, of 142, Sidney Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted June 1915, France 1916. DCM Citation: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty throughout a hostile attack, when he controlled his guns under heavy enemy gas and high explosive shelling with the greatest courage and determination. After the infantry had retired the enemy, under cover of mist, crept up to within bombing distance of his position. But he held on, inflicting heavy casualties on them and enabling the infantry to advance and capture their position. When the infantry were eventually ordered to retire he and his guns and teams were the last to leave, again under intense machine gun fire.” (LG 03.10.18)

Atkinson, Tom – Private

Son of Mr. T. Atkinson, of 4, Myrtle Grove, Weaste, Salford, Lancashire. Formerly 32349, Manchester Regiment.

Barwise, Harold – Private

Son of Thomas and Ellen Barwise, of 109, King Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Formerly 35808, East Surrey Regiment. Missing 17/04/1918, reported Prisoner of War in letter of August 1918. When not returned following the Armistace, Red Cross discovered he had died from ‘bodily weakness and heart disease’ and been interred in a hospital cemetery at Erquelinnes.

Belsey, George Henry – Private

Son of Henry and Rachel Belsey, of 26, Emmanuel Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly 4542, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. His brothers Stephen and Thomas both fell in service.