Regiment: Royal Air Force

Warburton, Thomas –

Son of Mr. and Mrs. Warburton, of Longfield Road, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Hilda Warburton (nee Lawrence).

Ward, John Gordon –

Son of John and Anna Louisa Ward, of Dorridge Croft, Dorridge, Birmingham, Warwickshire. Formerly of Inglewood, Victoria Road, Heaton, Bolton, Lancashire. An old boy of Bolton Grammar School (1905-1909). Formerly Public Schools Bn., Royal Fusiliers; formerly Private, 5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Commissioned. Killed in a collision between two aeroplanes at Dartford.

Wardle, Alfred –

Son of A Wardle, of 26, Queensgate, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted as a motor cycle despatch rider in the Royal Flying Corps. Transferred to Royal Air Force on formation 01/04/1918.

Warhurst, William –

Son of John George and Annie Warhurst (nee Wilson), of 457, Blackburn Road, Edgworth, Turton, Lancashire.

Weaver, Samuel –

Son of Samuel and Esther Ann Weaver, of Salford, Lancashire; husband of Agnes Weaver, of Salford, Lancashire.

Whittaker, Murray –

Son of Rev. J. E. Whittaker, pastor of Walkden Congregational Church. Enlisted 21/09/1914 as Private F25256, Plymouth Bn., Royal Marine Light Infantry. Hospitalised at Malta in August / September 1915 with enteric fever.

Whittle, Frank –

Son of John and Ellen Whittle (nee Knowles), of 50, Bradshaw Brow, Bradshaw, Turton, Lancashire. Serving in France in August 1917. Transferred to the Royal Flying Corps 26/12/1917 and Royal Air Force 01/04/1918.

Whowell, Thomas –

Son of William and Catherine Whowell, of 7, Back Radcliffe Road, Darcy Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Previously served in the South African War. Caught aged 40 years as Private 12153, 14th Bn., Cheshire Regiment. as AWOL from Birkenhead since 07/11/1914 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 17/11/1914 to be sent back to his unit under escort. Re-enlisted February 1915 as Private 5836, 2nd Bn., Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Caught as an absentee from Naas, Ireland since 10/02/1915 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 15/02/1915 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/25).

Wood, John –

Son of Frederick Richard and M. E. Wood, of 54, Lonsdale Road, Bolton, Lancashire. Enlisted in January 1916 in the 6th Reserve Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in an accident whilst completing training in flying a seaplane. Younger brother Fred served in the Royal Fusiliers.

Wood, John –

Son of John Albert and Orpah Wood, of Westhoughton, Lancashire.

Wooliscroft, Edward –

Brother of Herbert Woolliscroft, of 200, Leek Road, Hanley, Staffordshire. Summonsed whilst stationed at Lower Camp, Roehampton to appear before Bolton Magistrates 17/03/1919 in response to a Bastardy petition lodged by Sarah Jane Greenhalgh of 9, Reformation Street, Bolton, Lancashire, in respect of her illegitimite child born 16/02/1919. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/30 & JBO/11/6/165).

Young, William –

Son of Joseph Young, of 166, Clarence Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Royal Flying Corps, transferred to Royal Air Force on formation 01/04/1918.