Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London) Regiment

Ainsworth, Gerald – Lance Corporal

Son of the late Joseph and Alice Ann Ainsworth, of Turton, Lancashire; husband of A. M. Ainsworth, of The Grange, Westborough, Grantham, Lincolonshire.

Allen, Reginald – Lance Corporal

Son of Clara Allen, of Radcliffe, Lancashire, and the late George Allen; husband of Elizabeth Allen, of Shore Top Cottage, Stoneclough, Lancashire. Formerly S/4/993434, Royal Army Service Corps. DCM Citation: “For conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty. He rushed and captured an enemy machine-gun strong point, taking 30 prisoners. He gained and consolidated his objective and repelled strong enemy counter-attacks, setting a splendid example of courage and initiative to his men.” (L.G. 04.03.18)

Anderson, Charles – Private

Son of Herbert and Elizabeth Alice Anderson, of 32, Worsley Buildings, Bolton Road, Pendlebury, Lancashire. Later of 23, Ogden Street, Swinton, Lancashire. Formerly 1335, Army Service Corps. Demobilised 13 January 1919.

Ashworth, Thomas B – Private

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ashworth, of 101, Calvert Road, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly employed by the London and North Western Railway Company in the Goods Department.

Barlow, John Lee – Private

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Barlow, of 19, Lowther Street, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly 69755, 106th (Training Reserve) Battalion., Royal Fusiliers.

Bennett, James – Private

Of 78, Pole Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Reported missing 18th April 1918 – taken prisoner of war at Limburg.

Binks, George – Private

Son of George and Beatrice Binks, of 93, Hendham Vale, Queen’s Park, Manchester, Lancashire. Formerly 24496, 17th Lancers.

Booth, Alfred – Second Lieutenant

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Booth, of 249, Ashworth Lane, Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire. Resided with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John Haslam, of St. George’s Road, Bolton, Lancashire. Wounded.

Booth, Harry – Corporal

Harry had served with the Liverpool Regiment (269415) prior to being transferred to the Royal Fusiliers. Soldiers Died Great War gives the following additional information: Formerly 8125, Liverpool Regiment, posted 26th Royal Fusiliers.

Bowen, David – Private

Son of Jane Ellen Bowen, of Maesgwyn, Guildfield, Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, and the late John Bowen. Formerly 79985, Royal Field Artillery.

Brislee, W Harold – Lance Corporal

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Brislee, of 23, Rigby Lane, Bradshaw, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly worked for the London and North Western Railway Company as a Draughtsman at Crewe.