Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps

Ainsworth, Herbert A – Corporal

Son of John Thomas and Alice Ainsworth, of 2, Daisyfield, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Lancashire. Formerly 40344, Royal Engineers.

Bevan, Thomas Henry – Private

Son of William and Esther Ellen Bevan, of 15, Ringlow Park Road, Worsley Road, Swinton, Lancashire. Formerly 3001, Royal Field Artillery.

Bromley, F F – Second Lieutenant

Eldest son of Mr. A. B. Bromley, of The Oldhams, Sharples, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly a Private with the Public School’s Battalion. Twice wounded.

Broughton, William – Lance Corporal

Husband of Mrs. Broughton, of 30, Regent Street, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly 16046, 9th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Wounded.

Crichton, James – Private

Son of James and Elizabeth Crichton, of 42, Raglan Street, Lower Broughton, Lancashire. Formerly 213844, Royal Field Artillery. Service Number incorrectly recorded as 189684 on SDGW. Confirmed against CWGC and Medal Card.

Hunt, John – Technical Quartermaster Sergeant

Son of Mrs. Hunt, of 21, Bromwich Street, Haulgh, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Manchester Regiment, enlisted November 1914. Transferred to Tank Corps in December 1916. Demobilised 14 January 1919. DCM Citation: “For energy, resource and disregard of personal danger as quartermaster-serjeant to his company from February to September 16th, 1918. During the operations on 22nd March, near Beugny, and again on 8th August, near Warfusee, he showed the greatest resource and determination in keeping his company constantly furnished with rations and tank supplies regardless of hostile artillery fire on each occasion. During the period 13th-16th September he showed great ability in keeping the tanks of his company filled up with supplies during some very long approach marches.” (LG 03.09.19)

Ouldcott, Edgar H – Lance Corporal

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ouldcott, of 89, Nelson Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Native of Horwich. Formerly employed at Horwich Loco Works. Formerly 15335, 10th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. DCM Citation: “For conspicuous gallantry during and after an attack. He rescued, under heavy artillery and machine gun fire, many wounded men, voluntarily remaining behind when his battalion was relieved, and assisting to carry in the wounded of another regiment.” (LG 20.10.16)

Ray, William – Private

Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Ray, of 26, Norringham Street, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Ethel Ray (nee Hamer), of 186 Waterloo Street, Bolton. Formerly 16450, 8th Battalion, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Also served in Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch). Demobilized 04 March 1919. Interred at Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery, 29 September 1921.

Ridings, Charles Alma – Gunner (Private)

Son of Charles Alma Ridings and Rose Ridings, of Manchester, Lancashire; husband of Margaret Alice Ridings, of 15, Peel Avenue, Higher Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire. Formerly 270246, Royal Army Service Corps.

Smith, J W – Driver (Private)

Resided with his foster-mother at 188, Highfield Terrace, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Turton, Lancashire. Formerly a bandsman with the Sherwood Foresters.