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

Roscoe, Frank –

Second son of Robert and Lavinia Roscoe, of 185, Deane Road, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Adelina Roscoe (nee Shields). Formerly Gunner 179736, Royal Garrison Artillery.

Rothera, Herbert –

Son of James Isherwood and Louisa Rothera, of 53, Blackburn Road, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Gunner 2752, Motor Machine Gun Section.

Rouston, R H –

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Rouston, of 19, Russell Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Staff Sergeant, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Commissioned late 1916. Suffered severe gunshot wounds to the eye and arm, June 1917.

Sapsead, Herbert William –

Son of Albert E. and Annie Sapsead, of 61, Davis Street, Eccles, Lancashire. Formerly 17837, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Scott-Taggart, Lawrence –

Second son of William and Annie Scott-Taggart (nee Callie), of Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Trooper 3364, Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry. Commissioned.

Silverwood, Herbert William –

Son of Frederick William and Betty Silverwood. Fought at Mons. Suffered from shellshock. Formerly Sergeant 4638, Coldstream Guards.

Slinger, Frederick Wilby –

Son of Edward and Mary Ann Slinger; husband of Elizabeth Slinger, of 7, Cleavley Street, Winton, Patricroft, Lancashire. Formerly 6511, Highland Light Infantry.

Smith, James W –

Resided with his foster-mother at 188, Highfield Terrace, Darwen Road, Bromley Cross, Turton, Lancashire. Formerly a bandsman with the Sherwood Foresters.

Smith, Edwin –

Of 36, Fraser Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Caught aged 36 as an absentee from Hipswell Camp, Catterick since 11/06/1918 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 27/06/1918 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/29).

Spence, Arthur –

Of 3, Richelieu Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted May 1915. Formerly Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Caught aged 19 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).

Taylor, John –

Husband of Phoebe Taylor (nee Greenhalgh), of 15, Ainsworth Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Mobilised 02/09/1918.

Tudge, Ernest –

Brother of William Tudge, of 5, Walter Street, Moses Gate, Farnworth, Lancashire; husband of Minnie Tudge (nee Sidebottom), of 12, Cecilia Street, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Home service only.

Whiteley, John –

Son of John Thomas and Winifred Whiteley, of 44, Clement Street, Lower Broughton, Lancashire. Formerly 1543, Household Bn.

Wilde, Harold –

Son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Wilde, of 4, Granville Avenue, Broughton Park, Lancashire. Formerly Private 19199, Royal Welch Fusiliers. Commissioned to the Machine Gun Corps 30/01/1917.

Wilkinson, George Horace –

Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. Wilkinson, of 37, Third Avenue, Ferns Park, Bolton, Lancashire. Later of 64, Sharples Park, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted September 1914 as Private 2406, 5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Became a machine gunner as Corporal 23785, Machine Gun Corps. Commissioned into the Tank Corps 30/11/1917.

Williams, George Edward –

Of 511, Chorley New Road, Horwich, Lancashire. Enlisted June 1915 as Private PS/7908, 19th Bn., Royal Fusiliers. Commissioned 25/09/1916 and assigned to the Royal Tank Corps July 1917. Reported missing 23/11/1917 and subsequently confirmed as prisoner of war. Repatriated 13/12/1918.