Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Heavy Branch) / The (Royal) Tank Corps

Ainslie, James –

Son of Mary Jane Ainslie, of 43, Harvey Street, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Lily Mary Ainslie (nee Rowles), of 530, Old Chester Road, Rock Ferry, Birkenhead, Cheshire. Formerly Private 59567, 15th Bn./3rd Bn., Cheshire Regiment. Home Service Only.

Ainsworth, Herbert –

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. Sometimes recorded as ‘Herbert A. Ainsworth’.

Barlow, Alexander Sylvester –

Son of James H. and Mary Ann Barlow, of 77, Clinton Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, and formerly of 1, Gorses Mount, Darcy Lever, Bolton, Lancashire.

Bayfield, Thomas –

Son of Mrs. Bayfield, of 24, Hobart Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly 7590, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment; formerly 277477, Manchester Regiment. Wounded in the head by gunshot 27/07/1916 and treated at No.6 Stationary Hospital, Frevent. His father served in the King’s Liverpool Regiment in the Isle of Man.

Bevan, Thomas Henry –

Son of William and Esther Ellen Bevan, of 15, Ringlow Park Road, Worsley Road, Swinton, Lancashire. Formerly 3001, Royal Field Artillery. Reported missing since the great advance at Cambrai.

Booth, Herbert –

Son of Eliza Ann Booth, of 234, Settle Street, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Private 24345, 11th and 9th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Bradburn, Robert William –

Son of Mr. Bradburn, of 48, Robert Hall Street, Salford, Lancashire. Of 14, Stelfox Street, and later of 31, Thorpe Street, Peel Green, Eccles, Lancashire.

Bromley, Frederic Farrar –

Eldest son of Arthur Paul and Susannah Bromley, of The Oldhams, Astley Bridge, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Private 4000 with the Public School’s Bn.; formerly Private, Machine Gun Corps. Wounded at Beaumont Hamel 14/11/1916 and at Arras in April 1917. Commissioned 20/12/1917 and gazetted to the Tank Corps 07/01/1918.

Broughton, William –

Husband of Mrs. Broughton, of 30, Regent Street, Chorley Old Road, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly employed in the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company’s Goods Yard. Enlisted September 1914. Formerly 16046, 9th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Reported wounded in the eye and head in December 1917.

Chadwick, Edward –

Of 1, Hector Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Caught aged 19 as an absentee from Catterick since 15/04/1918 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 22/04/1918 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/29).

Charlton, Thomas H –

Of 8, Hope Street, Little Hulton, Lancashire. Formerly Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Caught aged 21 as an absentee from Bebbington Camp, Wareham, Dorset since 11/01/1918 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 15/01/1918 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/29).

Clarkson, Harold –

Son of Elizabeth Clarkson, of 26, Grosvenor Street, Manchester Road, Bolton, Lancashire, and the late Thomas Clarkson. An old boy of Bolton Municipal Secondary School. Enlisted September 1914. Formerly Royal Army Medical Corps. Commissioned into 15th Bn., Northumberland Fusiliers. Reported missing since 11/04/1917 and subsequently presumed killed.

Cleary, Cyril Livingstone –

Son of Margaret Cleary, of 15, New Hall Lane, Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Gunner 803, Royal Field Artillery.

Collier, Bertie –

Son of James and Margaret Collier, of 154, Moorside Road, Swinton, Lancashire. Formerly 14325, 8th Bn., King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.

Crichton, James –

Son of James and Elizabeth Crichton, of 42, Raglan Street, Lower Broughton, Lancashire. Formerly 213844, Royal Field Artillery. Service Number incorrectly recorded as 189684 on SDGW. Confirmed against CWGC and Medal Card.

Dickens, William –

Formerly 68929, Machine Gun Corps. CWGC records surname as DICKINS, but confirmed as DICKENS by Medal Card.

Douglas, Albert Victor –

Of 467, Lynton Road, Bolton, Lancashire. Caught aged 20 as an absentee from Wareham, Dorset since 11/09/1918, appearing before Bolton Magistrates 16/09/1918 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/29).

Entwistle, Ralph –

Son of Ralph and Nancy Entwistle; husband of Mary Ann Entwistle (nee Keely), of 21, Bury Road, Edgworth, Lancashire. Previous service of 3 years with Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly Private, 10th Bn., King’s Liverpool Regiment.