2/Lieut. Walter Dearden

Son of William and Elizabeth Ann Dearden, of “Eskdale”, Whitefield, Lancashire, and formerly of “Holmesdale”, Church Lane, Whitefield, Lancashire.  Formerly resided at 7, Penn Street, Horwich, Lancashire whilst engaged as an engine fitters’ apprentice at Horwich Loco Works.

Abbott, Fred –

Son of Richard and Margaret Ellen Abbott, of 70, Brownlow Road, Horwich, Lancashire. Formerly employed as a clerk at Horwich Loco Works.

Ainsworth, Herbert A –

Son of John Thomas and Alice Ainsworth, of 2, Daisyfield, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Lancashire. Formerly employed at the Horwich Loco Works, and later at Armstrong Whitworth’s in Newcastle. Enlisted August 1914. Formerly 40344, Royal Engineers.

Alderman, Walter James –

Son of Walter J. and Mary Alderman, of 11, Old Lane, Bottom-o’th’-Moor, Horwich, Lancashire. Enlisted January 1915. Formerly Private 19658, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Reported wounded and missing since 07/07/1916 and subsequently presumed dead.

Aldred, Benjamin –

Son of John H and Betty Aldred, of Horwich, Lancashire. Also commemorated on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial, India.

Alker, Robert –

Brother of Alice Hatton, of 185, New Street, Blackrod, Lancashire, formerly Alice Alker, of Silvester Street, Blackrod, Lancashire. Enlisted September 1914 aged 17. Missing since 24/05/1915 and subsequently presumed killed. Reported to be on the roll of honour of Blackrod Wesleyan Chapel in the BJ&G June 1916. His father also served. The BJ&G possibly recorded him in error as James Alker in an article reporting him as missing in July 1915.

Allan, Ernest –

Son of Henry and Rebecca Allan, of 154, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Lancashire. Body not recovered for burial. A member of the Spa Road Hebrew Congregation.

Alsop, Thomas –

Son of Nicholas and Elizabeth Ellen Alsop, of 82, Wright Street, Horwich, Lancashire. Died of wounds in the head received from a trench mortar. Also recorded as ALLSOPP in BJ&G.

Anderson, David –

Son of John Anderson, former postmaster of Horwich at 51, Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Lancashire, and of Anna Anderson, both later of Sunnyside, Papcastle, Cockermouth, Cumberland. Of 51, Winter Hey Lane, Horwich, Lancashire. Formerly 23287, Grenadier Guards. Wounded at Givenchy 13/09/1916 by shrapnel.

Andrews, Charles – Sergeant

Husband of Emily Brindle (formerly Andrews, nee Griffiths), of 5, Nelson Place, Rock Ferry, Cheshire, and formerly of 20, Armstrong Street, Horwich, Lancashire.  Formerly worked at the Horwich Loco Works.  Previous service in the Cheshire Royal Engineers.  Formerly Sergeant 1283, 1st/4th Bn., LNLR.  Attached 1st King’s African Rifles.  Died of Dysentery in South Africa.  Sometimes mistakenly recorded as A Andrews.

Andrews, Charles –

Husband of Emily Brindle (formerly Andrews, nee Griffiths), of 5, Nelson Place, Rock Ferry, Cheshire, and formerly of 20, Armstrong Street, Horwich, Lancashire. Formerly worked at the Horwich Loco Works. Previous service in the Cheshire Royal Engineers. Formerly Sergeant 1283, 1st/4th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Attached 1st King’s African Rifles. Died of Dysentery in South Africa.

Andrews, George –

Son of John and Lillian Andrews, of 8, Leach Street, Queen’s Road, Gorton, Lancashire.

Archer, Frank –

Son of Thomas the Hannah Jane Archer, of 8, Mill Lane, Horwich, Lancashire. Formerly employed as a moulder at the Horwich Loco Works. Enlisted May 1915. Died of pneumonia in France.

Archer, Harry –

Son of the late Thomas and Hannah Jane Archer, of 8, Mill Lane, Horwich, Lancashire.

Atherton, Edward –

Son of John and Louisa Atherton, of Townley Brow Farm, Rixton, Lancashire; husband of Mabel Eliza Atherton, of 60, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Lancashire. Attached Machine Gun Corps.

Bagan, Thomas –

Son of James and Mary Ann Bagan, of 17, Gaskell Street, Chorley, Lancashire.

Bain, Ebor –

Of 2, Julia Street, Horwich, Lancashire. Medal Card records name as Eli Bain. Enlisted August 1916. In BJ&G and BC he is reported as E. BAINES.