FORTON BIOGRAPHIES

FORTON WWI

RICHARD ALSTON +GLASSON DOCK

RICHARD ALSTON

Private 3044 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 1st/5th Bn.
who died on Tuesday, 04/05/1915

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL , Ref:.Panel 12, Belgium

Richard Alston, Private. 3044.
King's Own [Royal Lancaster]Regt. 1/5th Bn.

Born: Glasson Dock, Lancs. Enlisted: Lancaster.
Died 04/05/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

Alston Richard Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action at Ypres, 4 May,1915, age 20, employed by Nicholsons, Glasson Dock as an apprentice boiler maker, eldest son of Mr George Alston of Hollins Lane and the late Mrs Sarah Alston of Glasson Dock. His two brothers are serving, William at Sevenoaks and George with the Loyal North Lancs at Felixstowe.

Source Lancaster Observer date 4 June,1915 page 5, photo Code 40 .

JAMES ARMER

JAMES ARMER

Private 41593 Cheshire Regiment 21st Bn.

Sec. Regt:.Labour Corps transf. to (37201) 63rd Coy.
who died on Monday, 03/12/1917 Age:.27
Son of Henry and Ellen Armer, of Bank House, Glasson Dock, Lancaster. Native of Thurnham, Lancs.

ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ref:.P. VI. C. 3A, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France

James Armer. Private. 37201. Labour Corps.
Born: Thurnham, Lancs. Enlisted: Garstang, Lancs. Residence: Lancaster.
Died 03/12/17. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 24428 Bord. Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

JOHN BOWMAN

J BOWMAN

Private 3046 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Thursday, 27/07/1916 Age:.22
Son of Joshua and Emma Bowman, of Hollins Lane, Forton, Garstang.

SHIRESHEAD (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD, Ref:.North-West part.,

Lancashire, England

John Bowman. Private. 3046. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1/5th Bn.
Born: Forton, Lancs. Enlisted: Lancaster.
Died 27/07/16. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

ROBERT BROCKBANK

ROBERT BROCKBANK

Private 63526 Machine Gun Corps (Inf) 198th Coy.
who died on Wednesday, 26/09/1917 Age:.29
Son of Henry Moore Brockbank, of Bankrigg Cottage, Bay Horse, Lancaster;
Husband of Elizabeth Alice Brockbank, of The White House, Marton Moss,Blackpool.

TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Ref:.Panel 154 to 159 and 163A, Belgium

Robert Brockbank. Private. 63526. Machine Gun Corps. [Infantry]
Enlisted: St. Anne's-on-Sea.
Died 26/09/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 5344. R. Lancs . Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

JOHN CRANE

2 possibles:

JOHN CRANE

Lance Corporal 200762 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1st/4th Bn.
who died on Saturday, 09/09/1916

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , Ref:.Pier and Face 11 A, Somme, France

John Crane. L/Cpl. 200762. Loyal North Lancashire Regt.

1/4th Bn. [Territorial Force]
Enlisted: Preston. Residence: Wesham, [nr. Kirkham] Lancs.
Died 09/09/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

OR

JOHN CRANE

Private 6056 Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn.
who died on Wednesday, 07/07/1915

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL , Ref:.Panel 33, Belgium

John Crane .Private. 6056. Lancashire Fusiliers. 2nd Bn.
Born: Blackpool. Enlisted: Barrow-in-Furness.
Died 07/07/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

JAMES CROSS + PILLING

J CROSS

Gunner 126553 Royal Horse Artillery "G" Bty. 5th Bde.
who died on Monday, 26/08/1918

ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Ref:.Q. IV. L. 3.,
Seine-Maritime, France

James Cross. Gunner. 126553, Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery.
Born: Nateby, Lancs. Enlisted: Garstang.
Died 26/08/18. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

STEPHEN DONNELLY

STEPHEN DONNELLY

Driver 215569 Royal Horse Artillery "A" Bty, 16th Bde.
who died on Sunday, 31/03/1918 Age:.32
Son of Patrick and Sarah Donnelly, of Lancaster;
Husband of Mary Donnelly, of Tansy Cottage, Forton, Garstang, Lancs.

POZIERES MEMORIAL , Ref:.Panel 7 to 10, Somme, France

Stephen Donnelly. DVR. 215569. Royal Horse Artillery & Royal Field Artillery
Enlisted: Barrow. Residence: Barrow, Lancs.
Died 31/03/18 Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

HENRY HOOLE

HENRY WHITAKER HOOLE

Private 3876 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 1st/4th Bn.
who died on Friday, 18/08/1916 Age:.39
Son of Robert and Alice Hoole, of Ball's Farm, Winmarleigh,
Garstang, Preston, Lancs.

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , Ref:.Pier and Face 5 D and 12 B, Somme, France

Henry Hoole, Private. 3876. King's Own[Royal Lancaster] Regt . 1/4th Bn.
Enlisted: Garstang.
Died 18/08/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

JULIAN HUGHES

J H HUGHES

Sergeant 33699 Royal Defence Corps
who died on Tuesday, 07/05/1918

SHIRESHEAD (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD, Ref:.North-West part.,
Lancashire, England

NOT ON - Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

PETER HULLAND

PETER HULLAND

Private 30876 East Lancashire Regiment 2nd/5th Bn.
who died on Tuesday, 27/11/1917 Age:.23
Husband of Maggie Hulland, of 8, Union St., Low Moor, Clitheroe.

TYNE COT CEMETERY, Ref:.II. A. 3., Belgium

Peter Hulland. Private. 30870. East Lancashire Regt. 2/5th Bn.
Born: Forton. Lancs. Enlisted: Clitheroe, Lancs.
Died 27/11/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

WILLIAM KAY

WILLIAM JAMES KAY

Private 18697 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 6th Bn.
who died on Sunday, 09/04/1916 Age:.29
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Kay, of 3, Boundary Rd., Lancaster;
Husband of Mrs. Sarah Robinson(formerly Kay), of 126, Addison Rd.,
Fleetwood, Lancs.

BASRA MEMORIAL, Ref:.Panel 27, Iraq

William James Kay. Private. 18697. Loyal North Lancashire Regt. 6th Bn.
Enlisted: Blackpool. Residence: Thornton-le-Fylde, Lancs.
Died 09/04/16. Killed in Action. Mesopotamia.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

Kay James William Private Regiment not given, confirmed killed in action, Mesopotamia, April, 1916, age 29, He leaves a widow and three children resident at 126, Addison Road, Fleetwood. Son of Mrs J Kay, 3, Boundary Road, Lancaster, two brothers, Jim and Robert are in France.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 29 December, 1917 page 8, no photo Code 1304

Kay W J Killed in Mesopatamia, elder brother of Private Robert Kay, Manchester Regiment, a Prisoner of War in Germany, brother James is also Prisoner of War.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 29 June, 1918 page 3, item Private Robert Kay,
no photo Code 1304 .

RICHARD NEWTON

RICHARD NEWTON

Private 12639 Irish Guards 2nd Coy. 2nd Bn.
who died on Saturday, 13/04/1918 Age:.20
Son of Herbert and Mary Jane Newton, of Jackson Hill, Forton, nr. Garstang, Lancs. Native of Galgate, Lancs.

AIRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Ref:.II. C. 14., Pas de Calais, France

Richard Newton. Private. 12639. Irish Guards. 2nd Bn.
Born: Galgate, Lancs. Enlisted: Garstang, Lancs.
Died 13/04/18. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 2906. Household Bn.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

HENRY RIMMER (Harry )

poss -

H RIMMER

Private 241996 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 1st Bn.
who died on Tuesday, 03/09/1918

COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY , Ref.XIII. B. 7., Germany

Harry Rimmer. Private. 241996. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1st Bn.
Born: Blackpool. Enlisted: Blackpool.
Died 03/09/18. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

OR

H RIMMER

Lance Corporal 27506 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 2nd/5th Bn.
who died on Saturday, 25/05/1918

SAILLY-AU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY , Ref:.I. G. 3., Pas de Calais,France

Henry Rimmer. L/Cpl. 27506. Loyal North Lancashire Regt. 2/5th Bn.[Territorial Force]
Born: Hightown, Cheshire. Enlisted: Newcastle, Staffs.

Residence: Garston, ?Lancs.
Died 25/05/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

Res. - misspell ? Garston/Garstang ?

[no obits]

ERIC SPOONER

E P SPOONER

Nationality:.South African

Private 22210 South African Signal Service Signal Coy
who died on Monday, 28/10/1918

SHIRESHEAD (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD, Ref:.South West part,.
Lancashire, England

NOT ON SDGW BECAUSE LISTED AS SOUTH AFRICAN - Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

JOHN WILCOCK

Neither appear to have any connection with Forton.

JOHN WILCOCK

Private 1298 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 1st/5th Bn.
who died on Saturday, 08/05/1915 Age:.21
Son of John and Mary Wilcock, of 29, Beaumont St., Skerton, Lancaster.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL , Ref:.Panel 12, Belgium

John Wilcock. Private. 1298. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1/5th Bn.
Born: Glasgow. Enlisted: Lancaster
Died 08/05/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

Wilcock John Bugler 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action before 18 May, 1915, address [?], employed at White Cross Mills, served in Territorials four years. Father, the late Mr John Wilcock, his great grandfather fought at Waterloo.

Source Lancaster Observer date 21 May, 1915 page 5, photo Code 2471

or

JOHN WILCOCK

Private SPS/2346 Royal Fusiliers 24th Bn.
who died on Tuesday, 14/11/1916

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , Ref:.Pier and Face 8 C 9 A and 16 A, Somme, France

John Wilcock. Private. SPTS/2346. Royal Fusiliers [City of London]

Regt. 24th Bn.
Born: Wennington, Lancs. Enlisted: Lancaster. Residence:. Wennington.
Died 14/11/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Wilcock John Private Sport Battalion, Royal Fusiliers, presumed killed in action, 14 November, 1916, employed by Mr T Wilcock, Bentham, and as a commercial traveler for Messrs TD Smiths, Lancaster. Youngest son of Mr Wilcock, The Cravens, Wennington.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 22 December, 1917 page 7, no photo Code ? 2471

TOM WRIGHT

TOM WRIGHT

Private 241378 King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regt. "B" Coy. 2nd/5th Bn.
who died on Saturday, 27/07/1918 Age:.24
Son of Thomas and Eleanor Wright, of 6, Hollins Hill, Forton, Garstang.

SHIRESHEAD (ST. PAUL) CHURCHYARD , Ref:.South-West part.,
Lancashire, England

Tom Wright. Private. 214378. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 2/5th Bn.
Born: Lancaster. Enlisted: Lancaster.
Died 27/07/18. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War

[no obit]

FORTON WWII

KENNETH BERRY

KENNETH PEARSON BERRY

Stoker 1st Class D/JX 157619 Royal Navy H.M.S. Repulse
who died on Wednesday, 10/12/1941 Age:.19
Son of Thomas Walter and Emily Berry, of Forton, Lancashire.

PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL,Ref:.Panel 52, Column 3. Devon, England

[no obit]

DONALD F. GOODACRE

DONALD FORBES GOODACRE

Major 234792 Royal Army Ordnance Corps
who died on Tuesday, 02/01/1945 Age:.35
Son of Fred and Jeannie Goodacre;
Husband of Helan Margaret Goodacre, of Forton, Lancashire.

ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ref:.Block "S". Plot 1. Row L. Grave 1.,
ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France

[no obit]

RICHARD JARVIS

RICHARD WILLIAM ?JARVIS

Able Seaman C/J 48947 Royal Navy H.M. Submarine Olympus
who died on Friday, 08/05/1942 Age:.42
Son of Richard and Jane Elizabeth Jarvis;
Husband of Evelyn Marguerite Jarvis, of Strood, Kent.

CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL , Ref:.54, 3., Kent, England

Jarvis . R J . Able Seaman. . Serving in submarines, presumed killed in action, 1942, a Reservist, wife Mrs E M Jarvis, 56, Dallas Road, Lancaster. He came to Lancaster from Chesterfield employed by National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children as an Inspector for Lancaster District, for eight years.

Source Lancaster Guardian, date 22, May, 1942 page 5, photo Code 0. .

RICHARD WINSTANLEY

RICHARD WINSTANLEY

Private 14550920 Monmouthshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
who died on Saturday, 14/04/1945 Age:.20

BECKLINGEN WAR CEMETERY, Ref:.2. B. 5., Germany

Winstanley . Richard . Private . . South Wales Borderers, killed in action in Germany, 11, April, 1945, aged 20, educated at St Mary's school, Great Eccleston employed at Lodge farm, Great Eccleston. Third son of Mr & Mrs R Winstanley, Whinney Brow farm, Forton, formerly of White Crosses, Eccleston, his brother John is serving with the Royal Artillery in Italy.

Source Lancaster Guardian, date 11, May, 1945 page 5, no photo Code 2553. .

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