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.

Personal details

  • Surname: Bleakley
  • Forename: William
  • Date of birth: Not known
  • Birth place: Farnworth, Lancashire
  • Place of residence: Kearsley, Lancashire
  • Gender: Male
  • Age of death: 22
  • Place of death: Not known
  • Date of death: September 11th, 1918
  • Casualty type: Not known

Service details

  • Rank: Private
  • Unit: 1st/5th (Territorial) Battalion.
  • Service number: 243088
  • Regiment: Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
  • Enlistment date: Not known
  • Enlistment location: Farnworth, Lancashire
  • Conflict: WW1


  • Service medals: Not known
  • Silver War badge: Not known
  • Awards: Not known

Local newspaper entries

  • Bolton Journal and Guardian entries: 22/10/1915 01/08/1930
  • Bolton Journal and Guardian references: 7e 13f
  • Farnworth and Worsley Journal entries: 17/01/1919

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