Regiment: Royal Defence Corps

Adam, Albert –

Of 127, Ainsworth Lane, Tonge, Bolton, Lancashire. Died of Pneumonia at Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Ireland. Interred 20/03/1919.

Ainscow, Robert –

Of 5, Barton Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Private 8817, 3rd Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers. Caught aged 35 – 36 as an absentee from Withernsea and from Willington, Derby appearing before Bolton Magistrates 27/05/1918 and 28/11/1918 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/29).

Allen, Charles –

Brother of Mrs. Ethel Wilkinson, of 38, Chapel Place, Barton, Eccles, Lancashire. Formerly 31087, 10th Bn., Manchester Regiment.

Archibould, William –

Son of Elizabeth Archibould, of 4, Victory Street, Bolton, Lancashire; husband of Alice Archibould (nee Phenshaw), of 21, Milner Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Private 7673, Manchester Regiment. Discharged as no longer physically fit for war service (sickness) 03/01/1919. Reported as “Private Archibald” in BJ&G.

Ashley, Gilbert –

Son of William and Mary Ann Ashley (nee Brown); husband of Eliza Ashley (nee Trotman), of 4, Hardman’s Lane, Dunscar, Turton, Lancashire. Enlisted April 1915. Formerly Private 15/25442, 11th Bn., Sherwood Foresters; formerly Private 402511, 855th Company, Labour Corps.

Atherton, Thomas –

Son of Charles and Martha Atherton, of 90, Park Street, Farnworth, Lancashire. Formerly 3rd Bn., Manchester Regiment. Guarding POWs at Leigh.

Barlow, James –

Formerly Acting Corporal 241720, 2nd/5th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

Barnes, Edward –

Of 7, Ferguson Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Caught aged 37 as an absentee from Dalton-in-Furness since 02/07/918 appearing before Bolton Magistrates 04/07/1918 to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/29).

Barnes, Harry –

Son of John Henry Barnes, of 13, Agnes Street, Darcy Lever, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Private 5433, 4th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, discharged 06/09/1916 as medically unfit. Formerly 72nd Training Reserve Bn.

Barnes, Sylvester –

Of 4, Back Hobson Street, and formerly of 29, Holden Street, and 33, Holden Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Private 35923, 3rd Bn., Lancashire Fusiliers; formerly Private 29832, 1st Garrison Bn., Leicestershire Regiment. Caught multiple times an absentee appearing before Bolton Magistrates to be sent back to his unit under escort. (Bolton Archives: JBO/1/27, JBO/1/28 & JBO/1/29).

Barr, Williiam –

Son of Andrew and Ellen Barr, of 45, Yarborough Street, Charlestown, Pendleton, Lancashire.

Bennett, William H –

Son of the late Thomas and Emma Bennett; husband of Annie Bennett, of 272, Weaste Lane, Weaste, Salford, Lancashire. Served in the Soudan Campaign.

Beswick, Benjamin –

Son of Rose Hannah Beswick, of 11, Argo Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly 23661, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Home service only.

Boulter, Harry Douglas –

Son of William Henry and Isobella Boulter, of 16, Langley Road, Whit Lane, Pendleton, Lancashire; husband of E. Boulter, of 9, Langham Road, Seedley, Salford, Lancashire. Formerly 20022, Lancashire Fusiliers.

Bright, William –

Brother of Mrs. J. Whiting, of 28, Hopkins Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly Private 3295, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Wounded by multiple gunshots April 1917.

Broad, Adam –

Husband of Mary Ellen Broad (nee Wilson), of 29, Bank Street, Tyldesley, Lancashire. Formerly Private P/625, 1st/12th Bn., Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Home service only.

Brooks, John –

Husband of Mary Ada Brooks (nee Pollitt), of 12, Connay Avenue, Smithills, Bolton, Lancashire, and formerly of 62, Davenport Street, Bolton, Lancashire. Formerly a draper in Old Hall Street. Colour Sergeant in the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment at mobilisation on outbreak of war, and formerly Manchester Regiment and 1st Garrison Bn., Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Commissioned 1915. Previously served in the South African Campaign. Died at 1st Scottish General Hospital, Aberdeen of pleurisy. Home service only.

Chadwick, George –

Son of George and Mary Jane Chadwick; husband of Mary Adelaide Chadwick, of 14, Mill Street, Lower Broughton, Salford, Lancashire. Formerly 23306, Manchester Regiment.

Davies, Benjamin –

Discharged 02/11/1917 as No Longer Physically Fit for War Service. Listed in Bolton County Borough Roll of Honour as Labour Corps, King’s Liverpool Regiment. Medal Card and Silver War Badge Record indicates 12th Bn., Royal Defence Corps. Silver War Badge Record also shows age as 51 years. Possible interment at Bolton (Heaton) Cemetery on 13/06/1924.