Ashton, Harold –

Son of James Ashton, of 1, Back Nelson Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. Of 303, Bolton Road, Kearsley, Lancashire.

Atherton, Richard –

Husband of Mrs. Atherton, of 131, Cemetery Road, Kearsley, Lancashire. Previously served in the South African Campaign.

Atkinson, John –

Son of John Atkinson, of 5, Alpine Terrace, Kearsley, Lancashire. Brother of Thomas Atkinson who served as a Sapper in the Canadian Railway Troops.

Banks, Harold –

Son of Elizabeth Davies (formerly Banks, nee Ashurst), of 13, Entwistle Buildings, Bolton Road, Kearsley, Lancashire, and the late Jonathan Banks. Enlisted September 1914. Dislocated his left ankle at Vimy Ridge, and was wounded in both thighs and the left arm at Messines. Reported missing 21/03/1918, and subsequently confirmed prisoner of war. Repatriated 11/12/1918.

Barrett, Thomas (Tom) –

Son of Martha Barrett, of 33, Lord Street, Kearsley, Lancashire, and the late James Barrett, and formerly of 29, Church Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. Enlisted Summer 1916. Formerly 23411, King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Posted wounded and missing since the engagement of 15/04/1917 and subsequently presumed killed.

Barrett, William Tatlock –

Husband of B. A. Barrett, of 111, Lord Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. Enlisted June 1916. Formerly 46128, Cheshire Regiment. Posted wounded missing since 31/08/1918 and subsequently presumed killed.

Barwise, Ralph –

Son of Ellen Barwise, of 109, King Street, Farnworth, Lancashire, and the late Thomas Barwise; husband of Rachel Barwise, of 3, Lindley Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. Enlisted October 1916.

Battersby, Walter –

Son of Andrew and Lydia Battersby, of 6, Antelope Street, Kearsley, Lancashire; husband of Mrs. Battersby, of 1, Rutter Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. Joined up November 1917. Died of wounds in a casualty clearing station in France, having been severely wounded in the legs.

Battersby, William –

Son of Andrew and Lydia Battersby, of 6, Antelope Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. A bugler. Memorial in St. Stephen’s Churchyard, Kearsley.

Bentley, Oswald Vaughan –

Son of Elizabeth Bentley, of Hodgson Howe, Portinscale, Keswick, Cumberland, and formerly of 129, Bolton Road, Kearsley, Lancashire, and of the late William Bentley. An old boy of the Hollands School. Born Farnworth, Lancashire. Wounded multiple times. Formerly 5th Bn., Rifle Brigade. Reported locally to have been awarded the DCM, but no evidence currently found of this award.

Berry, David Rothwell –

Husband of Ellen Berry, of The Poplars, London Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire. Formerly of 281, Manchester Road, Kearsley, Lancashire. Enlisted November 1915. Died at Epsom Hospital. Interred in Kearsley (St. Stephen’s) Churchyard.

Berry, Fred –

Son of Evan and Sarah Jane Berry, of 106, Church Road, Farnworth, Lancashire. Enlisted May 1916.

Bleakley, William –

Son of William and Margaret Bleakley, of 21, St. John Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. Of 11, Manor Cottages, Kearsley, Lancashire. Formerly employed at Newtown Pit by the Clifton and Kearsley Colliery Company. Enlisted October 1915. Posted missing since 11/09/1918 and subsequently presumed killed. St. Gregory’s R.C. Church. Brother John served in the Lancashire Fusiliers.

Blease, Robert –

Eldest son of Robert William and Annie Blease, of 103, Lord Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. An old boy of Bolton Municipal Secondary School. Reported wounded and missing and subsequently confirmed killed. Memorial in Farnworth Cemetery.

Blower, Charles –

Son of Mr. And Mrs. George Blower, of 53, Old Hall Street, Kearsley, Lancashire.

Brannan, Thomas Henry –

Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Brannan, of 50, Eaton Street, Pendlebury, Lancashire; husband of Mrs. Brannan, of 12, Cross Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. Enlisted March 1915.

Bridge, John Lever –

Son of Thomas and Martha Bridge, of 16, Hilton Street, Kearsley, Lancashire. An old boy of the Hollands School.