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.

Bailey, William Robinson –

Wounded and taken prisoner of war of the Bulgarians at Salonika, and presumed died of wounds when death was notified.

Banks, Herbert –

Son of John and Margaret Banks, of Adlington, Lancashire; husband of Mrs. Banks, of 6, Leefold, Horwich Junction, Lancashire. Native of Adlington, Lancashire.

Dowling, Thomas –

Husband of Mrs. Dowling, of 1, Thompson’s Yard, Blackrod, Lancashire. Shot and killed by a German sniper.

Gerrard, James –

Husband of Mary Arrowsmith (formerly Gerrard), of 169, New Street, Blackrod, Lancashire.

Gregory, Robert Stanley –

Son of John William and Mary Ellen Gregory, of 161, New Street, Blackrod, Lancashire. Enlisted March 1915. Reported as Stanley Gregory in BJ&G.

Hampson, Thomas (Tom) –

Son of William and Jane Hampson, of 44, Chorley Road, Blackrod, Lancashire. Formerly employed by the Blackrod Cooperative Society. Enlisted November 1915. Reported missing since 24/04/1917 and subsequently presumed killed.

Hargreaves, Robert –

Of 9, Marsh’s Square, Hill Lane, Blackrod, Lancashire. Reported missing. Formerly 1st/4th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Hart, Richard –

Of 130, New Street, Blackrod, Lancashire. Formerly employed as a core maker at the Horwich Loco Works. Enlisted March 1915.

Knowles, Albert Edward –

Husband of Alice Ann Knowles, of 398, Manchester Road, Blackrod, Lancashire, formerly of 9, Scot Lane End, Blackrod, Lancashire. Enlisted August 1915.

Metcalfe, Joseph –

Son of James A. and Elizabeth Metcalfe, of 190, New Street, Blackrod, Lancashire. Formerly employed at the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company’s Horwich Loco Works. Enlisted September 1914.