LANCASTER BIOGRAPHIES [F]

J P FAIRCLOUGH

JAMES FAIRCLOUGH

Private 2190 1st/5th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Monday, 03/05/1915 Age: 32
Husband of Agnes Fairclough, of 23, Greenfield St., Woodville, Lancaster.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 12, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

James Fairclough. Resided at 23 Greenfield Street, Woodville, Lancaster. A married man Pte. 2190. 1/5th Royal Lancaster. He served for 6 months at home, and 3 months abroad. Killed after three months in France.

James Fairclough. Private. 2190. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 1/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 03/05/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Fairclough J P Private Killed in action, 4 May 1915, address Greenfield Street Lancaster, 'In Memoriam'.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 20 May, 1916 page 6, photo Code 784 .

Fairclough Jas Pearson Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 4 May , 1915 near Frezenberg, address 23, Greenfield Street, educated at St Thomas' School, employed by Waring and Gillow. A former member of the Volunteer Rifle Corps, and a drummer, his wife Mrs Fairclough has a nine weeks old baby and lives with her father. He was the son of Mr T Fairclough of Cable Street, gardener, and a brother Sergeant G E Fairclough is at the front with the Fourth Hussars.

Source Lancaster Observer date 14 May 1915, page 5, photo Code 783, 784 .

G FALLOWFIELD

GEORGE FALLOWFIELD

Private 90912 35th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers
who died on Wednesday, 27/11/1918 Age: 19
Son of George and Isabella Fallowfield, of 10, Bank Rd., Skerton

LANCASTER (SKERTON) CEMETERY, Ref: A. CE. 540., Lancashire, United Kingdom

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

George Fallowfield. Resided at 10 Bank Road, [Lancaster]. A single man.90912 Pte. Northlnd. Fusiliers. He served for 12 months at home.Died through illness.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

M FARRELL

MATTHEW FARRELL

Private 1440 1st/5th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Wednesday, 14/04/1915 Age: 16
Son of Mrs. Farrell, of 6, Little John St., Lancaster.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 12, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form

Matthew Farrell. Private. 1440. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 1/5th Bn.
Born Scotforth, Lancs, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 14/04/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Farrell Mathew Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action on 14 April 1915, age 16, address Little John Street, educated St Peters School employed atWhite Cross Mills. Son of Mrs Farrell, his father has not been heard from for ten years. His two brothers are in the royal Navy on HMS 'Orion', and HMS 'Colossus.'

Source Lancaster Observer date 23 April,1915. page 8 photo Code 792 .

H FAULKNER

HARRY FAULKNER

Private 241509 1st/5th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Thursday, 20/09/1917 Age: 36
Son of James and Susannah Faulkner.

NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, Ref: XV. C. 18, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

Harry Faulkner. Resided at 102 Ullswater Road, Lancaster. A single man. 241509. 1/5 King;s Own. He served for 2 months at home, and 1 year and 10 months abroad. Killed in Action. Next of kin Mrs Mitchell 102 Ullswater Road.

Harry Faulkner. Private. 241509.King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 1/5th Bn.
Born Milnthorpe, Westmorland, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 20/09/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

J M FAWCETT

JAMES MURRAY FAWCETT

Lance Corporal 16898 2nd Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Thursday, 30/09/1915 Age: 37
Husband of Ada Fawcett, of 23, Russia St., Accrington.

LOOS MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 19 and 20, Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

James Murray Fawcett. Resided in Lancaster.A married man. L/Corporal.16898. K.O.R.L.Regt. He served for 9 months abroad. Killed Sept. 30th 1915.

James Murray Fawcett. L/CPL. 16898. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 2nd Bn.
Born Bentham, and enlisted in Accrington.
Died 30/09/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Fawcett J Lance Corporal Service Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 30 September, 1915.

Source Lancaster Observer date 15 October, 1915 page 2, photo Code ? 796 .

M FINNERTY

MICHAEL FINNERTY

Private 16569 6th Bn York and Lancaster Regiment
who died on Friday, 22/12/1916

LANCASTER CEMETERY, Ref: B. RC. 198., Lancashire, United Kingdom

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

Michel Finnerty. Resided at 6 Railway View, Lancaster. . A single man 16569. York & Lancaster. He served for 4 months at home, and 2 years abroad. Died of disease contracted on Active Service.

Michael Finnerty. Private. 16569. York and Lancaster Regt. 6th [Service] Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 22/12/16. Died at Home.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

A FISHER

ALBERT FISHER

Private 34687 1st/4th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Friday, 03/05/1918

TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION, Ref: II. C. 1.,Tournai,

Hainaut, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

Albert Fisher. Resided at 1 Beech Street, Lancaster. A married man . 34687. 1/4th K.Own..He served for 3 months at home, and 11 months abroad. Killed 3rd May 1918. Widow living at above address.

Albert Fisher. Private. 34687. King's own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 1/4th Bn.
Born Ulverston, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 03/05/18. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

J T FISHER

JOHN THOMAS FISHER

Private 33549 8th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Saturday, 16/06/1917 Age: 33
Son of George and Alice Fisher, of 13, Lune Rd., Lancaster;
Husband of Eliza Ann Fisher, of 17, Pinfold Lane, Skerton, Lancaster.

ARRAS MEMORIAL, Ref: Bay 2 , Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

John Thomas Fisher. Resided at 17 Pinfold Lane, Lancaster. A married man 33549. 8th Bn.King's Own. He served for 8 months at home, and 5 weeks abroad. Killed in Action.

John Fisher. Private. 33549. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 8th Bn.
Born in Lancaster, and enlisted in Barrow-in-Furness.
Died 16/06/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

J H FLETCHER

JAMES HENRY FLETCHER

Private S/10508 "A" Coy. 9th Bn Gordon Highlanders
who died on Wednesday, 25/04/1917 Age: 27
Son of Thomas and Amy Fletcher;
Husband of Annie Dyke (formerly Fletcher), of 5, Bell Lane, Poole, Dorset. Native of Lancaster.

WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY, Ref: IV. C. 7., Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

J. Fletcher. Resided at Scaleford Farm, The Quay, Lancaster. Pte. 10508. 9th Bn. Gordon Hrs.

Killed in Action in France April 1917.

James Fletcher. Private. S/10508. Gordon Highlanders. 9th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 25/04/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Fletcher James Henry Private Gordon Highlanders buried in a collapsed dugout 24 April, 1917, age 27, educated at Quay school, employed at St George's works, he played football for several clubs including John O'Gaunt and Overton. His wife (nee nelson) is living in Saltley, Birmingham. His father Mr T Fletcher is a retired fireman.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 12 May, 1917 page, 8, photo Code 814 .

R H FLETCHER

ROBERT HUGHES FLETCHER

NOT ON CWGC

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form:

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Fletcher Robert Hughes Lost his life on the 'Royal Edward', age 23, an old Ripley boy, employed at Waring and Gillow, before moving to Manchester. His mother lived in Skerton before moving to Openshaw. Other relatives are serving.

Source Lancaster Observer date 15 October, 1915 page 5, photo Code 812 .

T FLOOD

THOMAS FLOOD

Lance Corporal 13048 6th Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Tuesday, 10/08/1915

HELLES MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 31 and 32, Turkey

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

Thomas Flood. Resided at 4 Moor Place, Moor Lane, Lancaster. A single man. 13048. 6th Bn. K.O. He served for 13 months abroad. Killed in Action.

Thomas Flood. L/CPL. 13048. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 6th Bn.
Born Coatbridge, Lanarkshire, and enlisted in Barrow-in-Furness.
Died 10/08/15. Killed in Action. Mesopotamia.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

C H FOSTER

CHARLES HETHERINGTON FOSTER

Private 8629 2nd Bn Royal Scots
who died on Sunday, 29/11/1914 Age: 35
Son of James Foster, of 18, Eastham St., Primrose, Lancaster, and the late Elizabeth Foster;
Husband of Dorah H. Foster, of 33, Dundee St., Moorlands, Lancaster.

PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 1, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

Charles Hetherington Foster. Resided at 33 Dundee Street, Moorlands, Lancaster. A married man Pte. 8629. Royal Scots. He served for 9 years at home, and 3 years and 3 months abroad. Killed in Action. Military Distinctions Awarded: Mons Star + South African Medal.

Charles H. Foster. Private. 8629. Royal Scots [Lothian Regt.] 2nd Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 24/11/14. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

J FOSTER

JOHN CHRISTOPHER FOSTER

Private 42890 2nd Bn. Lincolnshire Regiment
who died on Thursday, 21/03/1918 Age: 19
Son of Sarah Foster, of 32, China St., Lancaster, and the late John Foster.

POZIERES MEMORIAL , Ref: Panel 23 and 24, Somme, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

J. Foster. Resided at Alfred Street, Lancaster. A single man. Pte. 42890. 2nd Bn. Lincoln Regt. Killed Mar. 1918.

John Foster. Private. 42890. Linconshire Regt. 2nd Bn.
Born and resided in Lancaster, and enlisted in Keighley Yorks.
Died 21/03/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit[

R B FOSTER

RICHARD BOWMAN FOSTER

Private 34619 1st/4th Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Tuesday, 20/11/1917 Age: 40
Son of Joseph Foster, of 6 Back, Edward St., Lancaster.

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

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form

Richard Foster. Private.34619. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 1/4th Bn.
Born Fairbank, Westmorland., and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 20/11/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Foster Richard B Private Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment missing, now killed in action near Cambrai, 20, November, 1917, age 42, employed at Lune Mills, member of the Centenary PSA Brotherhood and Institute. His father resides at Ashford Road, Scotforth, and his sister, Mrs Bousefield, at Cemetery Lodge, Skerton.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 12, October, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 820 .

Foster Richard B Private Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, missing, 1917, age 41, employed at Lord Ashton's, member of the PSA.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 8 December, 1917 page 8, photo Code 820 .

J J FOUNTAIN

JOHN JOSEPH FOUNTAIN

Private 48994 1st Bn King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Saturday, 02/11/1918 Age: 40
Son of Annie Fountain, of 14, Stockbridge St., Everton, Liverpool, and the late Joseph Fountain.

PRESEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ref B. 10., Nord, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

John Joseph Fountain. Resided at 12 Hubert Place, Lancaster. A single man . Private. He served for about 3 months at home, and 2 months abroad. killed in Action about November 2nd 118. "This is filled up to the best of my knowledge".

John Joseph Fountain. Private. 48994. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 1st Bn.
Born Liverpool, and enlisted in Barrow.
Died 02/11/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

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Fountain J J Private Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action, 2, November, 1918, age 39. native of Liverpool, employed at McCormacks, Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 23, November, 1918 page 3,no photo Code 821 .

P FOWLER

PERCY FOWLER

Nationality: Canadian

Private 451410 58th Bn. Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.)
who died on Wednesday, 03/05/1916 Age: 27
Husband of Marion Fowler, of go, Highfield Rd., Toronto.

LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref: VI. B. 39., Poperinge,

West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 [listed as Canadian]

Fowler Percy Private 3rd Canadian Contingent died from shell shock, 1916, age 27,married to the sister of Private Redhead (1887) two years, she has one child

Source Lancaster Guardian date 20 May, 1916 page 8, ibid 27 May 1916, page 8, photo

Code 822

J FOX

JAMES FOX

Nationality: Canadian

Private 183407 26th Bn Canadian Infantry (New Brunswick Regt.)
who died on Wednesday, 15/08/1917 Age: 33
Son of Thomas and Annie Fox, of 4, Eastham St., Lancaster, England.

VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

James Fox. Resided at 4 Eastham Street, Lancaster. A single man. Private. 183407. "A" Coy. 26th Bn. Canadians. He served for 12 months at home, and 2 years abroad. Killed in Action. Aug. 15th 1917.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 [listed as Canadian]

[no obit]

W FOY

WILLIAM FOY

Lance Corporal 29369 350th Protection Coy Royal Defence Corps
who died on Wednesday, 16/01/1918 Age: 52
Son of William and Bridget Foy;
Husband of Annie Foy, of 19, Bridge Lane, Lancaster.

LANCASTER CEMETERY, Ref: B. RC. 466., Lancashire, England

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

William Foy. Resided at 19 Bridge Lane, Lancaster. A married man 29369. Royal Defence Corps. He served for 3 years at home. Died in camp.

William Foy. L/CPL. 29369. Royal Defence Corps.

Resided and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 16/01/18. Died at Home.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 20411, K.O.R.L.R.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

A FREEMAN

ALFRED FREEMAN

Nationality: Canadian

Private 461066 16th Bn Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regt.)
who died on Wednesday, 09/08/1916 Age: 25
Son of Harry and Mary Ann Freeman, of Lancaster, England.

LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref: VIII. D. 11A., Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

Alfred Freeman. Resided at 17 Owen Road, Skerton, [Lancaster]. A married man. 41066. 16th Bn. Canadian Scottish. He served for 9 months at home, and 11 months abroad. Killed in Action 9. Aug/16. (Ypres).

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 [listed as Canadian]

Freeman Alfred Private 3rd Canadian (Scottish) Contingent died of wounds at Number 3 Canadian Clearing Hospital 1916, age 25, formerly employed at Lune Mills, emigrated to Winnipeg in 1913, and employed in the CPR shops. He married (November, 1915) Miss Hornby of Galgate , youngest son of Mr W H Freeman 17, Owen Road, Skerton, an elder brother QMS W H Freeman is with the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment at Oswestry.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 12 August, 1916 page 6, ibid 19 August 1916 page 8 photo Code 836, 837 .

A H FRY

BROTHER OF W C BELOW

ALFRED HAROLD FRY

Private 1374 1st/6th Bn Manchester Regiment
who died on Wednesday, 02/06/1915 Age: 22

Youngest son of the Rev. Francis J. Fry, of 37, West Rd., Lancaster.

Born at Stratford-on-Avon. Educated at High Pavement School, Nottingham. Clerk, Manchester Branch Scottish Widows Fund. Enlisted 1911. Also served in Egypt.

HELLES MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 158 to 170, Turkey

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

Alfred Harold Fry. Resided at 37 West Road, Lancaster. A single man. Private. 1374. 6th Bn. Manchester Regt. He served abroad 1914-1915. Killed Gallipoli June 2/15

Alfred Harold Fry. Private. 1374. Manchester Regt. 1/6th Bn.
Born Stratford -upon-Avon, and enlisted in Manchester.
Died 02/06/15. Killed in Action. Gallipoli.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Fry Harold Private 1/6th Battalion Manchester Regiment killed in action in the Dardenelles 2 June, 1915, age 22, he had applied for a commission, all the Battalion were commercials, bank clerks etc.. Parents The Rev., Pastor of High Street Church, and Mrs Fry, Derwent Road, Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Observer date 25 June, 1915 page 5, ibid., 2 July, 1915, page 6,

photo Code ? 842 .

Fry Harold Private 9th Manchester Regiment killed in action 2 June 1915 at the Dardenelles. (see earlier casrep) Parents Rev. Fry, Pastor of High Street, Congregational Church, and Mrs Fry. Brother Walter Charles (841) .

Source Obituary W C Fry Lancaster Guardian date 4 November, 1916 page 8, photo Code 842

Brother of Walter

W C FRY

BROTHER OF A H ABOVE

WALTER CHARLES FRY

Sapper 21314 15th Field Coy Royal Engineers
who died on Monday, 23/10/1916 Age: 28
Son of The Rev. Francis J. Fry and Mary Fry, of The Manse, Preesall, Fleetwood, Lancs.

Born at Stratford-on-Avon. Educated at The High Pavement School, Nottingham.

A lithographic artist.

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Ref: Pier and Face 8 A and 8 D, Somme, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form shows:

Walter Charles Fry. Resided at 37 West Road, Lancaster. A single man Sapper. 21314. R.E. 15th Field Company. He served 1910-1914 at home, and 1914-1916 abroad. Killed. France. Oct 23.,1916.

Walter Charles Fry. Corps of Royal Engineers.
Born Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, and enlisted in Hyde, Cheshire.
Died 24/10/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 9547, Ches. regt. [15th Field Coy. R.E.]

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Fry Walter Charles Private Royal Engineers killed in action 23 October, 1916, age 28, born at Stratford on Avon, 1888, educated at Higher Pavement Secondary, and Nottingham Art schools, where he was also a Sunday School teacher employed as a lithographic artist, then joined Royal Engineers as a Regular soldier. Second son of Rev. Fry, Pastor of high Street, Congregational Church, and Mrs Fry. His brother Private Harold (842) 6th Manchester Regiment was killed 2 June 1915 at the Dardenelles..

Source Lancaster Guardian date 4 November, 1916 page 8, photo Code 841 .

Brother of Alfred above

A FULLER [Fuller on memorial]

ARTHUR FULLEN [mis-spelled - Fuller]

Corporal 6993 5th Bn King's Shropshire Light Infantry
who died on Tuesday, 10/04/1917 Age: 33
Son of John and Sarah Fullen, of Lancaster;
Husband of Ellen Fullen, of 44, Alexandra Rd., Morecambe, Lancs.

WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY, Ref: VII. B. 7. ,SAULTY ,

Pas de Calais, France

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Form

Arthur Fullen [mis-spelled - Fuller] CPL. 6993. King's [Shropshire Light Infantry] 5th Bn.
Born Carlisle, Cumberland, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 10/04/17. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Fuller Arthur Corporal Kings Shropshire Light Infantry, wounded 9 April, 1917, died of wounds 10 April 1917, at 32nd casualty Clearing Station, France age, 33, educated at National school, a leading pigeon fancier. His wife (nee Battersby has one child and now lives in Moston, Manchester. His mother, Mrs Fuller, lives at 1 Dalton Square, Lancaster, his brother Lance Corporal Walter is serving in the same Battalion, and his youngest brother Earnest is with the RFA.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 21, April, 1917 page, 8, no photo Code ? 848 .

 

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