Regiment: Royal Defence Corps

Allen, Charles – Corporal

Brother of Mrs. Ethel Wilkinson, of 38, Chapel Place, Barton, Eccles, Lancashire. Formerly 31087, 10th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Demobilised Class Z 03 September 1919.

Bennett, William H – Sergeant

Son of the late Thomas and Emma Bennett; husband of Annie Bennett, of 272, Weaste Lane, Weaste, Salford, Lancashire. Born at Ludlow, Shropshire. Served in the Soudan Campaign.

Boulter, Harry Douglas – Corporal

Son of William Henry and Isobella Boulter, of 16, Langley Road, Whit Lane, Pendleton, Lancashire; husband of E. Boulter, of 9, Langham Road, Seedley, Salford, Lancashire. Formerly 20022, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Brooks, John – Lieutenant

Husband of M. A. Brooks, of 12, Connay Avenue, Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire. Colour Sergeant in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment at mobilisation on outbreak of war, and formerly Manchester Regiment and 1st Garrison Battalion, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Previously served in the South African Campaign.

Chadwick, George – Private

Son of George and Mary Jane Chadwick; husband of Mary Adelaide Chadwick, of 14, Mill Street, Lower Broughton, Salford, Lancashire. Formerly 23306, Manchester Regiment.

Davies, Benjamin – Private

Discharged 02 November 1917 as No Longer Physically Fit for War Service. Listed in Bolton Roll of Honour as Labour Corps, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Medal Card and SWB Record indicates 12th Battalion, Royal Defence Corps. SWB Record shows age as 51 years. Possible interment at Heaton Cemetery on 13 June 1924.

Dixon, Daniel – Private

Son of Peter and Ann Dixon; husband of Ann Dixon, of 4, Wolfe Row, Parr, St. Helens, Lancashire. Formerly 1082, South Lancashire Regiment.

Edwards, John – Private

Husband of Mary Jane Edwards, of 49, Hollinshead Street, Chorley, Lancashire. Formerly 20917, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Haigh, Abraham John – Private

Son of Thomas Haigh, of Salford, Lancashire; husband of Rose Mary Haigh, of 3, West Joseph Street, Hope Street, Salford, Lancashire. Christ Church. Recorded as John Haigh on SDGW and Medal Card. Formerly 20049, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Hill, Thomas – Sergeant

Husband of Mary Elizabeth Hill, of 39, Burnham Avenue, Bolton, Lancashire. Served 12 years in the 2nd Battalion, Manchester Regiment before the War.

Hornby, Thomas – Private

Son of Benjamin Hornby and Lilles Hornby, of 11, North Street, Radcliffe, Lancashire. Formerly 11944, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Hoyle, Frank – Sergeant

Son of James and Emma Hoyle, of 93, Church Road, Kearsley, Lancashire. Formerly 8604, “A” Company, No.3 Platoon, 17th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Later 3rd Battalion, Mancheser Regiment as marksman and musketry instructor. Died at Colsterdale Officers POW Camp, near Masham, Yorkshire, from pneumonia. Interred at Bury Cemetery on 10 December 1918.

Jackson, Henry – Private

Son of Henry George and Catherine Jackson; husband of Rosina Jackson, of 27, Lissadel Street, Pendleton, Lancashire.

Lucas, John William – Private

Husband of Florence Lucas, of 33, Oak Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Formerly 24137, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Interred in Farnworth Cemetery.