Regiment: Royal Army Chaplains' Department

Backhouse, Thomas –

Rev. Thomas Backhouse, M.A., curate-in-charge of Chequerbent Mission Church, Westhoughton, Lancashire. Later of St. Catherine’s Vicarage, Horwich, Lancashire. Served in Italy.

Bedale, Charles Lees –

Son of Thomas Alfred and Mary Bedale, of Eccles, Lancashire; husband of Dorothy Rendel Bedale, of “Fieldside”, Barton Road, Cambridge. Recorded as C H Bedale on SDGW.

Best, John Kenneth –

Reverend M.A., of Bolton St. Peter’s Parish Church. Chaplain of the 1st/3rd East Lancashire Brigade, Royal Field Artillery.

Bond, Basil Kendall –

Son of Rev. Samuel Bond, former Principal of the Bolton Church Institute (1888-1896), and of Emily Kate Bond, of Woodborough Vicarage, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire. An old boy of the Bolton Church Institute (1893-1896). Served as a chaplain with the Essex Regiment in Gallipoli and the Middle East.

Bush, William George –

Son of Harry Cunningham Bush and Alice Maud Bush; husband of Louisa Maud Bush, of Darwen, Lancashire. Attached Royal Artillery.

Caiger, S L –

Reverend assistant curate of Farnworth-with-Kearsley Parish Church.

Hornby, Hugh –

Son of Rev. Hornby, archdeacon of Lancaster. Lecturer at Bolton Parish Church.

Lee, John Simpson –

Reverend minister of Walkden Wesleyan Church. Later of 9, Carlton Road, Pendleton, Lancashire. Attached Manchester Regiment in September 1916 in France. Suffered ill-health, followed by service in Egypt before ill-health again prevailed. Discharged February 1918 and returned to Walkden.

Leighton, William –

Elder son of William Edward and Catherine Leighton, of 11, St. Alban’s Place, Blackburn, Lancashire, and formerly of Aston, Warwickshire. Reverend curate of St. Gregory’s R.C. Church, Farnworth, Lancashire. Formerly attached Royal Field Artillery and later attached to the Royal Warwickshire Regiment in the Dardanelles. Contracted enteric fever and pneumonia in the Dardanelles and hospitalised at the Camberwell Hospital, London. Later senior chaplain to the forces in Mesopotamia.

Mort, Richard –

Son of Thomas and Lucy Mort; husband of Kathleen Mort, of Normoss, Lancashire. Attached 5th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment.

O’Connor, James –

Curate of SS. Simon and Jude, Great Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Brothers served in King’s Royal Rifles and Royal Field Artillery.

O’Shaughnessy, Vincent –

Formerly Curate in charge of St. Mary’s R.C. Church, Palace Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Attached as chaplain to the 89th Brigade.

Rawsthorne, Peter –

Son of Felix Rawsthorne, L.D.S., and Ethel Rawsthorne. M.A. (Oxon). Attached, 2nd Battalion, East Surrey Regiment.

Robinson, Edgar Vivian –

Formerly Curate of St. George’s C.E. Church, Bolton, Lancashire. Joined the Army in service as a Chaplain. Later of Peel Vicarage, Little Hulton, Lancashire.

Teale, Edwin –

Son of Edwin and Ann Teal, of Halifax, Yorkshire. Formerly curate at Little Lever. Served in Gallipoli and Mesopotamia.