LANCASTER BIOGRAPHIES [U V W Y]

UTHANKS J

JOSEPH UNTHANKS

Private PLY/17095 1st R.M. Bn. R.N. Div., Royal Marine Light Infantry
who died on Monday, 13/11/ 1916 . Age 21 .

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Ref: Pier and Face 1 A, Somme, France

[ The Thiepval Memorial will be found on the D73, off the main Bapaume to Albert road (D929). Each year a major ceremony is held at the memorial on 1 July.]

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception Form Report shows:

Joseph Unthanks. Resided at 78 Dorrington Road, Greaves. Lancaster. A single man. Pte. 17095 He served for 6 months at home, and 2 years and 1 month abroad, who served in the Dardenalles, Malta and France. Reported missing., and wounded.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

W S VALENTINE

WILLIAM STAINTON VALENTINE
Private 91580 3rd Bn., Durham Light Infantry
who died on Friday, 11/07/1919 .
Son of J. J. Valentine, of 49, St. Oswald St., Bowerham, Lancaster

LANCASTER (SCOTFORTH) CEMETERY, Ref: XV. 44,
Lancashire, United Kingdom

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

William Stainton Valentine. Resided at 49 St. Oswald Street, Lancaster A single man Pte. 91580. Durham Light Infantry. He served for 12 months at home and 9 months abroad. Died July 11th 1919

William Stainton Valentine. Private.91580. Durham Light Infantry 3rd Bn.
Born Old Town Hall, Lancaster, and enlisted Old Town Hall in Lancaster. Died 11/07/19. Died of Wouhds

Source Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

W VAREY

W VAREY
Private 6718 1st Bn., East Lancashire Regiment
who died on Monday, 09/11/1914 .
Son of Mrs. E. Varey, of II, Ann St., Lancaster

LANCASHIRE COTTAGE CEMETERY, Ref: Belgium I. A. 5,.
Comines-Warneton, Hainaut,

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

William Varey. Resided at 11 Ann Street Lancaster A single man .6718. East Lacashire . He served for 4 years abroad. Killed..

William Varey. Private. 6718. East Lancashire Regt. 1st Bn.
Born, and resided in Lancaster, enlisted Preston.
Died 09/11/14. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

R A VERNON

ROBERT ARTHUR VERNON
Lance Corporal 306440 2nd/8th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
who died on Saturday , 31/08/1918 . Age 21 .
Son of Mrs. L. Vernon, of I, Parker's Place, Penny St. Lancaster .

: H.A.C. CEMETERY, Ref Panel Number: VI. C. 4.,ECOUST-ST. MEIN, Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Robert Arthur Vernon. Resided at 1 Parker Place, Penny Street, Lancaster. A single man .L.Cpl. 306440. 2nd /8th K.L.R. Served abroad.Killed in Action.

[Form filled in by Mother who placed her name "Louisa Victoria Vernon" where her son's name should have been]

Robert Arthur Vernon. L/CPL. 356440. King's
[Liverpool Regt.] 8th Bn.
Born, resided, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 31/08/18. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Vernon Robt Arthur Private Kings Liverpool Regiment killed in action, 1918, age 20, educated at St Thomas' school, employed at Lune Mills. Only son of Mrs Vernon, 1, Parker's Place, Penny Street, Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 28 September, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2344

A WADESON

ARTHUR WADESON
Private 240881 1st Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Monday, 02/09/1918 . Age 37 .
Son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Wadeson, of 3, Reynolds St.,
St. George's Quay, Lancaster.

FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, Ref: VI. F. 29,.ARRAS, Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Arthur Wadeson. Resided at 3 Reynolds Street, Lancaster. A married man. 240881 Pte. 1st K.O.R. He served for 16 months at home, and 5 months abroad. Killed in Action.

Arthur Wadeson. Private. 240881. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1st Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 02/09/18. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wadeson Arthur Private Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 2, September, 1918, age 36, his three children reside with his parents. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs Henry Wadeson, 3, Reynolds Street, Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 21, September, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2349

See also "The Roar of the Lions" In The Book of Essays

H WAITING

HERBERT WAITING
Rifleman 72493 2nd/6th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
who died on Tuesday, 30/10/1917 . Age 25 .
Son of Tom and Isabella Waiting, of 13, Cavendish St., Lancaster

TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 31 to 34 and 162 and 162A and 163A,
Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Herbert Waiting. Resided at 18 Cavendish Street, Lancaster A single man.. Rifleman. 72493.King's Liverpool. He served for 3 months at home, and 4 months abroad.

Killed in Action

Herbert Waiting. Private. 72493. King's [Liverpool ] Regt. 6th Bn.
Born, resided, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 30/10/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Waiting Herbert Rifleman Kings Liverpool Rifles, missing, 30 October, 1917, age 25, Resided at , 18 Cavendish Street, Lancaster, educated at Boys National school, employed in the warehouse at Lune Mills, a talented organist and accompanist, active in Marsh Weslyan Mission and Wesley Choir, Sulyard Street. Second son of Mr & Mrs T Waiting.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 17 November, 1917 page 8, ibid 14 November, 1917, page 8, photo Code 2351

Waiting Herbert Rifleman Kings Liverpool Regiment missing , now killed in action 30, October, 1917, age 25, educated at Boys National school, employed in the joiners shop at Lune Mills, he was organist at the Marsh Weslyan Mission. Son of Mr & Mrs T Waiting, 18, Cavendish Street, Lancaster, brother Lance Corporal Percy, Cheshire Regiment is in hospital with dysentery and gas poisoning.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 28, September, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2351 .

E WALKER

EDWARD WALKER

Private 36912 1st/4th Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
who died on Sunday, 14/04/1918 . Age 18.
Son of John William and Mary Jane Walker, of 9, Captain's Row, Skerton, Lancaster

TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 108 to 111,Zonnebeke,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Edward Walker. Resided at 18 Captains Row, Skerton. A single man. 36912 Pte. K.O.Y.L.I. He served for 10 months at home, and 2 years abroad. Killed Apr.14 1918

Edward Walker. Private. 36912. King's Own [Yorkshire Light Infantry] 1/4th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 14/04/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 4/058570 R.A.S.C.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

JAMES WALKER

NOT ON THE LIST [+ NOT ON MEMORIAL]

JAMES WALKER

NOT ON CWGC

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

James Walker .Resided at 19 Clarendon Road, Skerton. Private 14124 . 318 Protection Co. Royal Defence Corps A married man.. He served for 1 year and 7 months at home. Died.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

RICHARD WALKER

RICHARD WALKER
Private 38648 7th Bn., King's Shropshire Light Infantry
who died on Friday, 23/08/ 1918 . Age 18 .
Son of Robert and Elizabeth Walker, of 14, St. George's Quay, Lancaster

VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL Ref: Panel 8,, Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Richard Walker. Resided at 14 St Georges Quay Lancaster A single man..Pte. 38648. 2nd Bn .K.S.L.I. He served for 9 months abroad. Killed.

Richard Walker. Private. 38648. King's [Shropshire Light Infantry] 7th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 23/08/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 4/42314. T.R. Nm.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

ROBT. WALKER
[1ST]

ROBERT WALKER

Private 268607, 2nd/6th Bn., Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.)
who died on Thursday, 03/05/1917.

ARRAS MEMORIAL, . Ref: Panel Number: Bay 6, Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Robert Walker, Resided at 9 Norfolk St, Skerton, Lancaster. A single man. Posted 'Missing presumed dead'. He served for 2 years at home , and 6 months abroad.

Robert Walker. Private. 28667. West Riding Regt. [Duke of Wellington's]
Enlisted Grantham, Lancs [?], Residence Searton [Skerton ?], Lancs.
Died 03/05/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[Other Soldiers who died in WWI and who lived at 9 Norfolk Street were Henry Park [d.1915] and Abraham Smith [d. 1918[brother -in-law of Henry Park]

[no obit]

[2nd]

ROBERT JAMES WALKER

Lance Corporal 306996 Royal Warwickshire Regiment 2nd/8th Bn.
who died on Friday, 30/03/1917 Age 22
Son of Joseph James and Mary Agnes Walker, of Halton, Lancaster.

ROISEL COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Ref: I. K. 10., Somme, France

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Robert J. Walker. L/CPL. 306996. Royal Warwickshire Regt. 2/8th Bn.

Resided Halton, Lancs., and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 30/03/17. Killed in action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 2538. R.Lancs. Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Walker Robert Lance Corporal Royal Warwicks Regiment killed in action in France, 1 April, 1917, age 22, Resided at educated at Ripley Hospital, employed aby Messrs Helme and Co. Halton..

Source Lancaster Guardian date 14 April, 1917 page 8, ibid 21, April, 1917, page 8, photo Code 2367

J WALLBANK

BROTHER R J - Below

JOHN WALLBANK

Acting Bombardier 72972 Royal Field Artillery 70th Bty.
who died on Monday, 02/11/1914 Age 22
Son of Richard and Mary Jane Wallbank, of 32, Earl St., Skerton, Lancaster.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL,  Ref: Panel 5 and 9, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Wallbank. A single man.. He served for 5 months at home, and 4 months abroad. Killed in action.

John Wallbank. A/BDR. 72972. Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery .
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 02/11/14. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wallbank John Bombardier Royal Field Artillery, killed in action, Resided at 32, Earl Street, Skerton, employed by Lune , nine siblings, one brother in 34 battery R.F.A., eldest brother Richard in 5th Battallion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment,for 9 years & is still serving. .

Source Lancaster Guardian date 21 November 1914, page 3 no photo Code 2369 .

From Mr R W Wallbank

"The two Wallbank Brothers are both my uncles. My late father Frank was their brother. He didn't talk a lot about them but this is as much as I know. Richard (Dick) & John (Jack) came from a family of ten children, four brothers and six sisters. The other brother was Tom and two of the sisters were Nellie & Fanny, sadly I can't remember the others. My father said that Jack was killed at the first battle at Ypres in 1914 and Dick at the second battle at Ypres in 1915. They are also both remembered with honour at the Ypres Menin Gate Memorial.

My father Frank & Tommy were too young for the army in 1914 but during the Second World War Tommy joined up and my father was a fireman in the AFS & NFS working in various places including both London & Manchester. Thankfully they both came through the conflict safely. Tommy died a few years before my Father in the 1980s. 

Richard being the eldest was named after my Granddad and I was named after him of which I'm very proud."

R J WALLBANK

BROTHER J - Above

RICHARD WALLBANK

Sergeant 93 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 1st/5th Bn.
who died on Tuesday, 04/05/1915

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

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Richard J. Wallbank. Resided at 6 Edward St, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 6 months at home , and 3 months abroad . Mentioned in Despatches. Killed in Action.

Richard Wallbank. Sergt. 93. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1st/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 04/05/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wallbank Richard Jonathan Sergeant 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action , age 24, Resided at 6 Edward Street, educated Bowerham School, employed at Lune Works as a Fireman. His wife, daughter of Mr & Mrs Jacobs of Greenfield Street, is expecting her fourth child. He was the eldest of eleven children of Mr and Mrs Wallbank of 32 Earl Street, Skerton. His next eldest brother (2369) was killed in the RFA in November 1914, his third brother is with the RFA in Edinburgh.

Source Lancaster Observer date14 May,1915 pages 2,3, photo Code 2370 .

W WALLINGTON

W WALLINGTON

Private. 95186 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 13th Bn.
who died on Saturday, 31/08/1918 Age 24
Son of George and Margaret Wallington, of 117, Ellesmere Rd., Lower Walton,
Warrington.

ECOUST-ST. MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY , Ref: D. 22., Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Walter Wallington. Resided at 11 Westbourne Terrace, Lancaster A single man. He served for 16 months from 23rd April 1917 to 31 August 1918. [abroad] Killed in action in France.

Walter Wallington. Private. 95186. King's [Liverpool Regiment] 13th Bn.
Born Warrington , resided and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 31/08/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 34812 . Royal Lancaster Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wallington Walter Private Kings Liverpool Regiment killed in action, 31, August, 1918, age 25, resided at Westbourne Road, Lancaster, employed in the office of the Telephone Engineer, Lancaster. Member of centenary Church, Mr H Grimes' Class in the Centenary Sunday School, a worker in the Band of Hope, and interested in the PSA and Brotherhood. Tribute by the Minister, Rev. J A Tait and the PSA meeting. Youngest son of Mr G Wallington, Ellesmere Road, Warrington.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 28, September, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2372 .

J T WALLIS

JOHN THOMAS WALLACE [mis-spelled on CWGC]

Private 10606 Royal Scots Fusiliers2nd Bn
who died on Friday, 06/11/1914 Age 22
Son of E. J. Wallace, of 60, Derby Rd. Skerton.

SKERTON (ST. LUKE) CHURCHYARD, Ref: 150., Lancaster,
Lancashire, United Kingdom

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Thomas Wallis. Resided at 60 Derby Rd, Lancaster. A single man . Private 10606, Royal Scots Fusiliers... Died of Wounds, November 1914. He served for 3 years abroad.

John WALLACE, Private 10606, 2nd Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers.

Born Bradford, residence Skerton., and enlisted Lancaster.
Died 06/11/1914. Died of Wounds, France and Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

E WALMSLEY

EDWARD WALMESLEY

Private240882 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 1st/5th Bn.
who died on 30/11/1917 Age 39
Son of John William and Martha Walmesley, of 12, De Vitre St., Lancaster.

SAULCOURT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION Ref: Sp. Mem. A. 2.,
GUYENCOURT-SAULCOURT

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Edward Walmsely. Resided at Ridge Cottage, Bulk Rd, Lancaster. A single man.. Private 240882, King's Own Royal Reg. Missing since 30 November 1917.

Edward Walmsley. Private. 240882. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1/5th Bn.
Born Wakefield, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 30/11/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

G R WALMSLEY

GEORGE RICHARD WALMSLEY

Trooper. 1248. Household Battalion.
who died on Friday, 12/10/1917. Age 22.
Son of Grace Hardren (formerly Walmsley), of 29, Roseberry Avenue, Lancaster, and the late Peter Walmsley. .

TYNE COT MEMORIAL,  Ref: Panel 3., Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

.

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

George Richard Walmsley [Resided at 29 Rosebery Avenue, Bowerham, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 6 months at home, 2 years abroad . Missing since 1917.

Richard George Walmsley. TPR. 1248. Household Cavalry and Cavalry of the Line [incl. Yeomanry and Imperial Camel Corps.] Household Bn.
Born Carnforth, resided and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 12/10/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 1918 R.H.G.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Walmesley Richard George Trooper Royal Horse Guards, Household Battalion, killed in action c 12 October, 1917, educated at Ripley , employed at Lune Mills. Son of the late Mr Peter Walmseley, Carnforth, his mother resides at 29, Rosebery Avenue, Lancaster. Brothers serving; Corporal Jas Walmesley M M P, Corporal Wm, A S C, Private P Walmesley, Berkshire Regiment.

Source Lancaster Guardian date27 July, 1918 page 3, photo Code 2380 .

T WALMSLEY

THOMAS WALMSLEY

Private 26679 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 8th Bn.
who died on Saturday, 12/05/1917

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

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Thomas Walmsley. Resided at 9 Pitt Street, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 6 months at home, and 6 weeks abroad. Killed in Action. 'The only Son and main support of his Mother'.

Thomas Walmsley. Private. 26679. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 8th Bn.
Born Lancaster, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 12/05/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

T B WALMSLEY

THOMAS BOLTON WALMSLEY

Lance Corporal. 11994. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. 7th Bn..
who died on Wednesday, 26/09/1917.

TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 112 to 113., Zonnebeke,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Thomas Bolton Walmsley. Resided at 7 Scotforth Road, Scotforth, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 10 months at home, and 26 months abroad. Killed in Action.

Thomas Bolton Walmsley. L/CPL. 11994. King's [Shropshire

Light Infantry] 7th Bn.
Born St.Paul's, Lancaster, resided Lancaster, and enlisted in Morecambe.
Died 26/09/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

C H WALTERS

CHARLES HENRY WALTERS

Sapper 154665 Royal Engineers 54th Field Coy.
who died on Friday, 11/10/1918 Age 28
Son of Henry and Alice Walters, of 5, Kirkes Road, Lancaster.

MONTECCHIO PRECALCINO COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ref:Plot 5. Row D. Grave 10., Italy

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Charles Henry Walters. Resided at 112 Penny Street, Lancaster. A married man. Sapper 154665. 54th Field Company, Royal Engineers. He served for 8 months at home, and 2 years abroad.

Charles Henry Walters. SPR. 154665. Corps of Royal Engineers.
Born and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 11/10/18 France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: [54th Field CCoy. R.E.]

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Walters Charles Henry Sapper RE, died of pneumonia at 39th Casualty Clearing Station, Italy on 11, October, 1918, age 28, his wife is living with Mr Barrow's family at Baldrand. He was educated at Christ Church school, employed at Gillows, where his father worked for 25 years.. Son of the late Mr W H & Mrs Walters, 5, Kirkes Road, Lancaster, a brother Gunner Joseph has been discharged from the RGA, and Private Geo, MM, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, is serving.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 26, October, 1918 page 3,
no photo Code ? 2386, 2387

G R WARBRICK

G R WARBRICK

Private 268085 Monmouthshire Regiment 2nd Bn.
who died on Sunday, 07/10/1917

LANCASTER CEMETERY, Ref: G. NC. 53., Lancashire, United Kingdom

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

George Robert Warbrick. Resided at 1 Wolsey St, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 2 years at home Died in Netley Hospital through illness.

George Robert Warbrick. Private. 268085. Monmouthshire Regt.

[Territorial Force] 2nd Bn.
Enlisted in Preston, Lancs.
Died 07/10/17. Died at Home.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 22637, Loyal North Lancs. Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

J WARD

JAMES WARD

Private.2342 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.).1st/5th Bn.
who died on Tuesday, 27/04/1915

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

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Resided at 27 Captain's Row, Skerton. A married man.. He served for 5 months at home , and 2 months abroad Killed in Action, 27 April 1915.

James Ward. Private. 2342. King's Own [ Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 27/04/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Ward Jas Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action , 1915, age 36, address87 Main St. Skerton, educated St Thomas' School, employed at Lune Mills. His brother in law Private Patrick Naylor saw him, Harry Naylor and nine others killed by the same shell. He leaves a widow and five children, who have gone to live with Mrs Ward's sister, Mrs Naylor. Mrs ward has two brothers in the army and a number of other relatives are serving.

Source Lancaster Observer date 7 May,1915 page 3, photo see Lancaster Observer 7 May 1915, page 5. Code 2391 .

W WARD

W WARD

Staff Sergeant 7564 Royal Army Medical Corps No. 4 Coy
who died on Friday, 07/01/1921

LENHAM CEMETERY, Ref:B. 187., Kent, United Kingdom

[only one RAMC '21- if not this one, then not on CWGC]

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

William Ward. Resided at 76 Norfolk St, Skerton, Lancaster. A single man..Private, R.A.M.C. He served for 2 years at home, and 1 year abroad. Died of Wounds,

10 November 1921.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

J WARDLEY

JOSEPH WARDLEY

Private 3325 The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment 1st Bn.
who died on Saturday, 25/09/1915 Age 38
Son of the late Joseph and Catherine Wardley, of Richard St., Preston;
Husband of Margaret Porter (formerly Wardley), of 83, St. Leonardgate, Lancaster.

Served in the South African Campaign.

LOOS MEMORIAL Ref: Panel 89 to 91, Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster,Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Joseph Wardley. Resided at 83 St Leonardgate, Lancaster. A married man..

Military Medals, 'King's and Queens', Kimberley State (for Africa). He served for 4 months at home, and 9 months abroad. Killed at Loos on 25 September 1915.

Joseph Wardley.Private. 3325. Loyal North Lancashire Regt. 1st Bn.
Born Preston, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 25/09/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wardley Jos Private Loyal North Lancs Regiment killed in action, 1915, his wife lives at 83 St Leonardgate.

Source Lancaster Observer date, no photo Code 2397 .

Wardley Joseph Private 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment killed in action 25 September, 1915, age 37, address 83 St Leonardgate, served 8 years. Native of Preston, employed by Mr Joe Johnson, Contractor, Lancaster for 14 years. His widow has a son and is the daughter of P C Hutchinson of the Borough Police, one of her brothers is private T W Hutchinson 2/5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment at Littlestone.

Source Lancaster Observer date 12 Novemnber, 1915 page 8, ibid 15 October, 1915 page 8 photo Code 2397 .

W WARWICK

WILLIAM WARWICK

Lance Corporal. 22987. West Yorkshire Regt. (Prince of Wales's Own).1st Garrison Bn..
who died on Sunday, 14/05/1916. Age 45.
Husband of Mary E. Warwick, of 14, Primrose St., Lancaster. .

ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref: V. C. 19.,. Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

William Warwick. Resided at 14 Primrose Street, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 14 months abroad Killed in France.

William Warwick. L/CPL. 22987. Prince of Wales's Own

[West Riding Regt.] 1st Garrison Bn.
Born Bedford, resided and enlisted in Halifax, Yorks.
Died 14/05/16. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 15595 West Riding Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

C J WATSON

CHARLES JOSEPH WATSON

NOT ON CWGC

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Charles Joseph Watson. Resided at 12 Avondale Rd, Lancaster. A married man..

16265547, 12th K.O.R.L.Regt He served for3 years and 7 months at home Discharged, died 20 March 1918.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

I WATSON

ISAAC WATSON

Nationality : Canadian

Private 11026 Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regiment) 3rd (Reserve) Bn.
who died on Thursday, 06/06/1918 Age 34
Husband of Hannah Watson, of 72, Wheathead Lane, Exley Head, Keighley.
Served in France with 4th Bn. Canadian Inf. (1st Central Ontario Regt.).

LANCASTER CEMETERY, Ref: E. NC. 568,. Lancashire, United Kingdom

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

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

Watson Isaac Private Canadian Contingent, died of illness in hospital 6 June, 1918, age 35, his wife and three children reside at 9, Beaumont Street, Skerton. Native of Lancaster, employed at Messrs Storey's Chemical Works , emigrated 1911. Mrs Watson is daughter of Mr and Mrs John Dickinson of Beaumont Street, Skerton and has lost two of her four brothers in the war.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 15 June, 1918 page 3, photo Code 2417 .

J P WATSON

JAMES PERCIVAL WATSON

Lance Corporal. 5391. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. 2nd/8th Bn..
who died on Saturday, 09/09/1916. Age 27.
Son of John Watson, of 7, Argyle St., Moorlands, Lancaster;
Husband of Margaret Jane Watson, of Lancaster. .

LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref: II. F. 18.,.LA GORGUE , Nord, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

James Percival Watson. Resided at 36 Aberdeen Rd, Lancaster. A single man.. Lance Corporal. 5391, 2/8th Royal Warwickshire.

He served for 20 months at home, and 4 months abroad. . Killed on Active Service in France, 9 September 1916.

James Watson. L/CPL. 5391. Royal Warwickshire Regt. 2/8th Bn.
Enlisted in Lancaster
Died 09/09/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 2432, R. Lancs. Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Watson James Percival Lance Corporal Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, attached Royal Warwickshire Regiment, killed in action 9 September, 1916, age 27, address 36 Aberdeen Road, Lancaster educated at St Thomas' school, employed at Lune Mills. Parents Mr and Mrs Watson, his father and brother are working on munitions.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 16 September, 1916 page 8 ibid 29 September 1916 page 5, photo Code 2415 .

J B WEARING

JOHN BARRON WEARING

Sapper 140691 Royal Engineers 400th Field Coy.
who died on Tuesday, 09/07/1918 Age 21
Son of Thomas B. and Isabella Wearing, of 73, Ulster Rd., Lancaster.
Enlisted 1915

CONDE-SUR-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Ref: A. 53., Nord, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Barrow Wearing. Resided at , 73 Ulster Rd, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 10 months at home, and 2 years abroad. Was taken Prisoner 21 March 1918, and died 9 July in German Military [Hospital ?.]

J. Wearing. SPR. 140691. Corps. of Royal Engineers.
Born Heysham, Lancs., and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 09/07/18. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: [400th Field Coy. R.E.]

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

G WEBSTER

G WEBSTER

Private. 45252. Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). 16th Bn..
who died on Saturday, 04/05/1918. Age 38.
Son of John and Bessie Webster;
Husband of Agnes E. Webster, of 18, Garnet St., Dry Dock, Lancaster.
Born at Lancaster.

LANCASTER CEMETERY, Ref: F. NC. 72.,. Lancashire, United Kingdom        .

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

George Webster. Resided at 18 Garnett St, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 3 years and 9 months at home.. He died in Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow, 4 May 1918.

George Webster. Private. 45252. Cameronians [Scottish Rifles] 16th bn.
Born St. Annes, Lancs., and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 04/05/18. Died at Home.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 5032, Cameron High.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Webster George Private Cameron Highlanders, died on home service at 3rd Scottish hospital from pneumonia and heart trouble 1918, age 38, served in the Boer War and gained Queens medal and five bars, his wife and child reside at 18, Garnett Street, Lancaster. educated at National school, and Maudsley Street school, Blackburn, employed at Lune Mills. Former Sergeant major in the Artillery Volunteers, played for Vale of Lune RUFC, and a member of Lancaster Swimming Club. Buried at Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 11 May, 1918 page 6, no photo Code 2424 .

G C WEBSTER

GEORGE CHAWNER WEBSTER

Lance Corporal 306999 2nd/7th Bn., Royal Warwickshire Regiment
who died on Saturday, 23/03/1918 . Age 22.
Son of Mr. E. G. and Mrs. A. E. Webster. of 14, Brock St., Lancaster

POZIERES MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 18 and 19, Somme, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

George Chawner Webster. Resided at 14 Brock St, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 1 year, and 6 months, at home, and 2 years abroad. Killed in Action, 23 March 1918.

George Chawner Webster. L/CPL. 306999. Royal Warwickshire Regt. 2/7th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 23/03/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 2540 R.Lanc. Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Webster George Chawner Private Royal Warwickshire Regiment, missing, 23, March, 1918, age 22, at Holmans Wood near St Quentin, educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar school, employed by his father in his ironmongery business. Son of Mr & Mrs G Webster, 14, brock, Street, Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 31, August, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2422

A relative told us that George was the eldest of a family of three.

.

E A WELCH

[Officer] E A WELCH

.

Second Lieutenant .Royal Flying Corps 16th Sqdn. and General List
who died on Monday, 23/04/1917 Age 23
Son of Arthur Thomas and Esther Maria Welch, of 17, Queen St., Lancaster.
Born London.

PETIT-VIMY BRITISH CEMETERY, Ref:.A. 5., PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Eric Arthur Welch. Resided at 1 Belle Vue Terrace, Greaves Rd, Lancaster. A single man.. 2nd Lieutenant, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment & Royal Flying Corps. He served for 6 months at home, and 1 year and 6 months abroad. Killed in action near Lens, 23 April 1917.

[Officer] Eric arthur Welch. 2/LT. Royal Flying Corps.
Died 23/04/17. Killed in Action.

Supp. Notes: [16th SQD ] [Gen List]

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Welch Eric Arthur Lieutenant Royal Flying Corps, missing on the Western Front, 23, April, 1917, age 22, He was commissioned to the 7th Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment & attached to the RFC in July 1916 educated at Lancaster Royal Grammar school, apprenticed engineer with a Bedford firm then employed by Messrs. Atkinson & Sons, Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date, 5 May 1917 page, 5, ibid, confirmed KIA 12 May 1917, page 8, photo Code 2426 .

J WESTERN

J WESTERN

Lance Corporal. 240404. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.). "A" Coy. 2nd/5th Bn..
who died on Monday, 19/02/1917. Age 28.
Son of William Henry and Mary Jane Western;
Husband of Sarah Ann Western, of 14, Broadway, Skerton, Lancaster. .

RUE-PETILLON MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref: I. L. 19.,. FLEURBAIX , . Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Joseph Western. Resided at 14 Broadway, Skerton, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 3 years at home, and 2 years abroad

Joseph Western. L/CPL. 240404. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 2/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 19/02/17. Killed in action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Western Joseph Lance Corporal Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 18 February, 1917, age 28, former Territorial, address 2 Captain's Row, Skerton, educated at Skerton Council school, employed at Lune works. His wife has two brothers serving in France and one in England, a fourth is in the navy and a brother in law is serving with the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. He is the son of Mr and Mrs Wm Western, 2 Lune Street, Skerton.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 3 March, 1917 page 8, photo Code 2432 .

J WHALLEY

J WHALLEY

Private. 235149. Lancashire Fusiliers. 16th Bn..
who died on Sunday, 01/04/1917.

SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY,  Ref: I. C. 21., Aisne, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Jonathan Whalley. Resided at 12 Cheltenham Rd, Greaves, Lancaster. A married man..

Died 1917.

Jonathan Whalley. Private. 235149. Lancashire Fusiliers. 16th Bn.
Born Blackburn, Lancs. resided Lancaster, and enlisted in Rochdale, Lancs.
Died 01/04/17. killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Whalley Jonathan Private Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action 1 April, 1917, age 25, his wife, child and her parents, Mr & Mrs R Butler, live at 12, Cheltenham Road, Lancaster. He was native of Blackburn, employed by Messrs Turner Bros. Spotland Balata belting works, Rochdale. Two of his brothers are serving, Private Sam, Lancashire Fusiliers, in Mesopatamia, and Private W Whalley.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 5 May, 1917 page, 6, ibid, 12 may 1917,
page 6, photo Code 2435 .

J L WHALLEY

[Officer] JULIAN LAWSON WHALLEY

Captain : Essex Regiment Unit Text: 3rd Bn. attd. 9th Bn.
who died on Monday, 03/12/1917 Age: 33
Son of the late Col. J. Lawson Whalley, J.P. (Col. Commandant 3rd and 4th Bns. King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt.) and of Mrs. Whalley (now Lady Ashton, of Ryelands, Lancaster).
Enlisted in U.P.S. Brigade in Jan., 1915, and received a Commission in June, 1916. Ref:

CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Ref: IV. C. 25., Nord, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Capt. Julian Lawson Whalley. Resided at Richmond House, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 1 year and 2 months at home, and 2 years abroad. Died of wounds, He was mortally wounded at Cambrai, on 1 December 1917, while in command of this battalion.

[Officer] Julian Lawson Whalley. LT [A/Capt.] Essex Regt. 3rd Bn.
Died 03/12/17. Died of Wounds.

Supp. Notes: [Att. 9 Bn.]

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Whalley J L Captain Essex Regiment, wounded and missing 1 December, 1917, address, Richmond House, Skerton. Only son of Lady Ashton.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 12 January, 1918 page 8, no photo Code 2434 .

Whalley Julian Lawson Captain Essex Regiment, wounded and missing 1 December 1917, died of wounds in a German Field Hospital, France, 3, December, 1917, age 33. Regular Officer 1905-1908, resigned and travelled in USA and Canada, and enlisted at Lancaster UK in 1915. Unmarried, a keen golfer, member of Lancaster and Morecambe Golf Clubs, President of Lancashire Golf Union in 1911. Only son of the late Colonel J Lawson Whalley, JP, Colonel Commandant of 3 & 4 Battalions, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, and of Lady Ashton, also step son of Lord Ashton of Ryelands, Skerton.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 23 February, 1918 page 8, no photo Code 2434 .

S C WHARTON

[THE ONLY SC ON CWGC]

S C WHARTON

Staff Sergeant 866 Royal Army Ordnance Corps;
Sec. Regt: Royal Field Artillery attd.148th Bde.
who died on Monday, 04/06/1917

BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref: II. F. 1, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Septimus Colwell Wharton. AMT/S/SGT. T/866. Royal Army Ordnance Corps.
Born Staveley, Derbys., and enlisted in Woolwich, Kent.
Died 04/06/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

M WHITEHEAD

[Officer] MARK WHITEHEAD

Second Lieutenant 1st/9th Bn., The King's (Liverpool Regiment)
who died on Saturday, 12/08/1916.

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel Number: Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.,
Somme, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Mark Whitehead. Resided at 6 Regent St, Lancaster. He served for 11 months at home, and 2 months abroad. Reported Missing.

[Officer] Mark Whitehead. 2/LT. King'sc[Liverpool Regt.] 9th Bn. [Territorial]
Born, resided and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 12/08/16. Killed in Action.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Whitehead Mark Second Lieutenant 9th Battalion Kings Liverpool Regiment killed in action 12 August, 1916, age 21, educated at Sulyard Street, Council and Lancaster Royal Grammar schools, employed as a civil servant at the Admiralty, a keen cricketer, he joined the Inns of Court OTC a was Commissioned to the King's Regiment . Second son of Mr George Whitehead, wholesale tobacconist, 12, Spring Bank, Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 26 August, 1916 page 5, photo Code 2443, 2445 . Whitehead M Second Lieutenant Kings Liverpool Regiment believed killed in action 12, August, 1916, age 21, educated Lancaster Royal Grammar School (see earlier casrep).

Source Lancaster Guardian date 3 March, 1917 page 8, photo Code 2443, 2445

C WHITESIDE

CHRISTOPHER WHITESIDE

.

Private. 2810. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.). 1st/5th Bn..
who died on Wednesday, 14/04/1915.

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

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Christopher Whiteside. Resided at 25 Kirkes Rd, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 6 months at home, and 2 months abroad. Killed in Action, France.

Christopher Whiteside. Private. 2810. King's Own[Royal Lancaster] 1/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 14/04/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Whiteside Christopher Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, killed in action, address 7 Park Square, Lancaster, employed by Lancaster Corporation as an electrician, a keen dancer. Parents Mr and Mrs John Whiteside. His brother Lance Corporal John is serving in the same Battalion, and his younger brother is with the 5th Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment Reserves at Sevenoaks, Kent.

Source Lancaster Observer date 23 April,1915 page 5 photo Code 2454

H WHITESIDE

HENRY WHITESIDE

Sergeant 8889, 1st Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.),
who died on Thursday, 12/06/1919. Age 38.
Son of Edward and Margaret Whiteside;
Husband of Elizabeth Annie Whiteside, of 37 Golgotha Rd., Lancaster.

Served in the South African Campaign.

LANCASTER CEMETERY, Ref B. RC. 388., Lancashire, United Kingdom

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Henry Whiteside.Resided at 37 Gologotha Rd, Bowerham, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 19 years. Invalided on account of Wounds and Discharged on 23 January 1919. Died of Wounds on 12 June 1919, leaving a Widow and three Children..

Military Distinctions – South African Medal and Mons Star.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

R F WHYMARK

ROBERT FREDERICK WHYMARK

Lance Corporal. 8892. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.).1st Bn..
who died on Saturday, 12/09/1914. Age 25.
Son of Walter and Agnes Whymark, of Hitcham, Ipswich;
Husband of Jane Whymark, of 106, North Edward St., Lancaster. .

BETHENCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Ref: C. 1.,. Nord, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Robert Frederick Whymark.Resided at 106 North Edward St, Lancaster. A married man.. Killed in Action - 26 August 1914 (time serving soldier).

Robert Frederick Whymark. l/CPL. 8892. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1st Bn.
Born Stowmarket, Suffolk, and enlisted in Horwich.
Died 12/09/14. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Whymark Robert Lance Corporal 8892 2nd Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment missing 26 August 1914, died of wounds as a prisoner of war at Bethancourt, France, 12 October, 1914, address St Mary's Place, Lancaster, served eight years with the Regiment. Employed as a postman at Grange and also by Mr Wrathall of Cable Street, Lancaster, wife Mrs Whymark has one child.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 15 April, 1916 page 5, photo Code 2461 .

Whymark Robert Lance Corporal Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, died of wounds early in the war, brother in Law of Private Isaac Routledge Clement, London Regiment.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 12, October, 1918 page3, Obituary, Private Isaac Routledge Clement (505), no photo Code 2461 .

J WIGNALL

J WIGNALL

Private. 31324. Lancashire Fusiliers. 2nd/5th Bn..
who died on Sunday, 05/08/1917. Age 25.
Husband of Elizabeth Wignall, of The Croft, Caton, Lancaster. .

MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref: IV. A. 14.,. Poperinge,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Wignall. Private. 31324. Lancashire Fusiliers. 2/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 05/08/17. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

W H WIGNALL

W H WIGNALL

Gunner. 114240. Royal Garrison Artillery. 255th Siege Bty..
who died on Thursday, 01/02/1917.

BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ref: III. A. 82..,
(NORD) , France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

William Henry Wignall.Resided at 44 Coulston Rd, Bowerham, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 5 months at home, and 1 month abroad. Deceased – Died in France from Pneumonia, 1 February 1917. Present Address 20 Hastings Rd, Greaves, Lancaster.?

William Henry Wignall. Gunner. 114240. Royal Garrison Artillery.
Born Ingleton, Yorks. , and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 01/02/17. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wignall W Henry Gunner R G A died from meningitis, 1 February 1917, age 40, address, 44, Coulston Road, Lancaster, native of Ingleton, employed by Mr F H Simpson provision merchant, New Market, Lancaster, as a traveling salesman, he leaves a widow and two sons.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 10 February, 1917 page 8, ibid 17 February, page 8, photo Code 2467 .

E WILCOCK

ERNEST WILCOCK

Private. PLY/1462(S). Royal Marine Light Infantry. 2nd R.M. Bn. R.N. Div. .
who died on Saturday, 28/04/1917. Age 25.
Son of Thomas and Ann Wilcock, of 3, Trafalgar Rd., Bowerham, Lancaster. .

ARRAS MEMORIAL, Ref:Bay 1., Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Ernest Wilcock. Resided at 46 Slyne Road, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 6 months at home, and 4 months abroad. Presumed Killed 1917.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919[navy]

Wilcock Ernest Private Royal Marine Light Infantry, missing presumed killed in action, 28 April, 1917, age 23, address 13, Avondale Road, Lancaster, employed as a compositor on the Lancaster Guardian . Son of Mr & Mrs T Wilcock, his brother Driver W. Wilcock is with the ASC.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 15 December, 1917 page 6, photo Code 2469 .

[3 different addresses??]

J WILCOCK

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

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

John Wilcock. Private. SPTS/2346. Royal Fusiliers [City of London Regt.] 24th Bn.
Born and resided Wennington, Lancs., and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 14/11/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

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

J WILCOCK

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., Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Wilcock. Resided at 29 Beaumont Street, Skerton, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 6 months at home, and 3 months abroad. Killed in action.

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

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

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

C WILKINS

CHARLES WILKINS

Private. 50930. Lancashire Fusiliers. 2nd/7th Bn..
who died on Thursday, 21/03/1918. Age 21.
Son of Ernest Walter and Sarah Wilkins, of 50, Wingate Saul Rd., Lancaster. .

POZIERES MEMORIAL., Ref; Panel 32 to 34., Somme, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Charles Wilkins. Resided at 50 Wingate Saul Rd, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 12 months at home, and 3 months abroad.. Reported as 'Died', cause not stated. Casualty reported by the Germans.

Charles Wilkins. Private. 50930. Lancashire Fusiliers. 2/7th Bn.

Born Watford, Herts, and enlisted in Lancaster

Died 21/03/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilkins Charles Private Lancashire Fusiliers, missing 21, March, 1918, employed by Lancaster Public library as chief assistant. Son of Mr E W Wilkins, 50, Wingate-Saul Road, an older brother is on active service with the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 11 May, 1918 page 8, no photo Code 2473

G N WILKINSON

BROTHER T - Below

GEORGE NICHOLAS WILKINSON

Lance Corporal. 202904. The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. "A" Cay. 6th Bn. ??[KORLR ??].
who died on Monday, 29/04/1918. Age 36.
Son of William and Mary Wilkinson;
Husband of Annie Wilkinson, of 34, Aldcliffe Rd., Lancaster.
Buried in Bangalore (Hosur Road) Cemetery. .

MADRAS 1914-1918 WAR MEMORIAL, Ref: Face 19.,. CHENNAI, India    .

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

George Nicholas Wilkinson. Resided at , 34 Aldcliffe Rd, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 14 months abroad. Killed in India by a snake

(Annie Wilkinson, Widow).

George N. Wilkinson. L/CPL. 202904. King's Own [Royal Lancaster]

Regt. 6th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 29/04/18. Died. Mesopotamia ???

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilkinson George Nicholas Lance Corporal Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment died from a snake bite at Bangalor Stationary Hospital, India on 29 April, 1918, age 36, served 14 years, wife, Mrs Wilkinson and four children reside at 34, Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster, educated at Saint Peter's school, employed at National Projectiles Factory and White Cross Mill. A brother Private Thomas (?2476, 2479) Seaforth Highlanders and two brothers in law have been killed; Private Jas Crook same Regiment (594); and Private James Goulding (0), Lancashire Fusiliers. His late father Mr W Wilkinson, asylum attendant, his sister resides at 14, Dennis Street, Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 18 May, 1918 page 8, photo ibid, 25 May 1918, page 4, 13, July 1918, page 3 Code 2478 .

T WILKINSON

BROTHER G N - Above

THOMAS WILKINSON

Private. S/2279. Seaforth Highlanders. 1st Bn..
who died on Monday, 05/11/1917.

BASRA MEMORIAL,. Ref:Panel 37 and 64., Iraq

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Thomas Wilkinson. Private. S/2279. Seaforth Highlanders. [Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's] 1st Bn.
Born Christchurch, Lancs., and enlisted in Lancaster, Lancs.
Died 05/11/17. Killed in Action. Persian Gulf.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilkinson Thos Private Seaforth Highlanders, killed in action, Mesopotamia, 5 November, 1917, age 37, wife and four children formerly resided at 4, St Mary's Place, Lancaster, but they now live in Carlisle, educated at Saint Peter's school, employed at White Cross Mill. Son of Mr Wm Wilkinson of Anchor Lane, for many years an attendant at the County asylum. His only brother Private Nicholas of Aldcliffe Road, Lancaster, is with the Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in Mesopotamia, and a sister lives in Thurnham Street, Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 1 December, 1917 page 8, photo Code ? 2476, 2479

Wilkinson Thomas Private Seaforth Highlanders killed in action, brother of Lance Corporal George Nicholas Wilkinson (2478)

Source Lancaster Guardian date18 May, 1918 page 8, Obituary Lance Corporal George Nicholas Wilkinson no photo Code ? 2476, 2479

G T WILKINSON

G WILKINSON

Driver. 141092. Royal Engineers. 149th Army Troops Coy..
who died on Sunday, 03/11/1918.

CAUDRY BRITISH CEMETERY, Ref: IV. G. 13.,. Nord, France        .

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

George Thomas Wilkinson. Driver 141092 Corps of Royal Engineers.
Born Dalton-in-Furness ,Lancs., and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 03/11/18 Died of Wounds in France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: [149th A.T. Coy R.E.]

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilkinson George Thomas Driver R E killed in action, 3, November, 1918, age 34, enlisted October 1914, address Dalton Square, employed by Yates and Jackson, he played football for Vale of Lune Rugby Club, and a pianist active among local dramatic theatricals. His brother Sam is with the RAMC, and another brother, Mr F Wilkinson, resides on Avondale Road, Lancaster. (NB, possibly the longest WW1 active service Lancaster man to die).

Source Lancaster Guardian date 30, November, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2477 .

J WILKINSON

BROTHER T - BELOW

JOHN WILKINSON

Private 8957 1st Bn., Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers,
who died on Saturday, 21/08/1915 Age 29.
Brother of Herbert Wilkinson, of 7, Melbourne Rd., Lancaster

HELLES MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 97 to 101,Turkey.

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Wilkinson. Resided at 7 Melbourne Rd, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 2 years abroad.. Killed in Action (Mother still living)..

Wilkinson John Private Inniskillen Fusiliers, killed in action, Gallipoli, 21, August, 1915, brother of Sergeant Thos Wilkinson (2476).

Source Lancaster Guardian date 15, December, 1917 page 8, Obituary, Sergeant, Thos Wilkinson, no photo Code 2474 .

T WILKINSON

BROTHER J - ABOVE

THOMAS WILKINSON

Sergeant 240316. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.).1st/5th Bn..
who died on Friday, 30/11/1917.

CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 3,. LOUVERVAL, Nord, France

   .

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Thomas Wilkinson. Sergeant 1719??, 5th Bn, K.O.R.L.Regt. Resided at , 7 Melbourne Rd, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 6 months at home, and 2 years abroad. Killed in Action (Mother still living).

Thomas Wilkinson. SERGT. 240316. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 30/11/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilkinson Thos Sergeant 1/5th Battalion, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action, 30 November, 1917, address 7, Melbourne Road, Lancaster, educated at Christ Church school, employed at Lune mills. Son of Mrs Wilkinson. His eldest brother Richard was taken Prisoner at Mons and is now in Switzerland, Another brother Signaller John, (2474) Inniskillen Fusiliers was killed in action at Gallipoli, 21 August, 1915, and a brother in law Gunner Albert Young, RFA, was killed in action in France, 26 August, 1917, another brother in law, Jack Gudgeon, Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment has been wounded.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 15 December, 1917 page 8, photo Code 2476 .

J G WILKINSON

JAMES GEORGE WILKINSON

Private 228898 Monmouthshire Regiment 1st/2nd Bn.
who died on Monday, 14/10/1918 Age 19
Son of Mrs. Elizabeth Ellen Wilkinson, of 49, Earl St., Skerton, Lancaster.

DADIZEELE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, Ref: VI. E. 25., Moorslede,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

James George Wilkinson. Resided at 49 Earl St, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 3 years at home, and 10 months abroad. Killed in Action 14 October 1918.

James Wilkinson. Private. 228898. Monmouthshire Regt. [Territorial Force] 1st Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster, Lancs.
Died 14/10/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilkinson Jas George Private Monmouthshire Regiment, killed in action, 14, October, 1918, age 19, enlisted aged 15, educated at Skerton Council school, employed at Lune mills. Youngest son of Mrs Wilkinson, 49, Earl Street, Skerton, brothers: Private Thos, Highland Light Infantry, former POW in Germany, is in a London hospital, and Gunner Wm Hy Wilkinson is serving.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 26, October, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2483

R WILKINSON

RICHARD WILKINSON

[Not found on CWGC]

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Richard Wilkinson. Resided at 35 Lune St, Skerton, Lancaster. A married man..107244, B.T.D.R . He served for 7 months at home. Died at Richmond Military Hospital, Surrey.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

OR

R WILKINSON

ROBERT WILKINSON,

Private DM2/096829 Army Service Corps M.T. Spare parts Depot
who died on 20/01/1918 Age 24
Son of Thomas Wilkinson, of Pateley Bridge, Yorks., England.

DAR ES SALAAM WAR CEMETERY, Ref:4. E. 13.,

Tanzania

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Robert Wilkinson. Private. DM2/096829. Royal Army Service Corps.
Enlisted Manchester, and resided in Morecambe Lancs.
Died 20/01/18. Died East Africa.

[no obit]

W WILLAN

WILLIAM WILLAN

Pioneer WR/22865, 314th Road Construction Coy., Royal Engineers,
who died on Thursday, 05/12/ 1918. Age 32.
Husband of the late Gertrude Willan.
Native of Lancaster

BUSIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ref : VIII. A. 62, Nord, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

William Willan. Resided at 39 Dunkeld St, Lancaster. A married man..Private, 2nd Coldstream Guards (?). He served for 6 months at home, and 4 years abroad . Died in Hospital, 5 December 1918.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

A E WILLIAMS

ALBERT EDWARD WILLIAMS

Private. 11906. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. 7th Bn..
who died on Wednesday, 26/09/1917.

TYNE COT MEMORIAL , Ref: Panel 112 to 113,. Zonnebeke,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

.

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Albert Edward Williams. Resided at 30 Briery St, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 10 months at home, and 2 years 5 months abroad. Killed in Action.

Albert Edward Williams. Private. 11906. King's [Shropshire Light Infantry] 7th Bn.
Born Oswestry, Salop, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 216/09/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit[]

E E WILLIAMS

EDWARD EBENEZER WILLIAMS

Private. 17513. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). "C" Coy. 2nd Bn..
who died on Monday, 21/08/1916. Age 34.
Son of Thomas Arthur and Esther Williams, of Lancaster;
Husband of Ellen Williams, of 18, Long Way, Roosegate Estate, Roose Rd., Barrow-in Furness.

Served in the South African Campaign..

STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref: VI. A. 10.,.Greece        .

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Edward Williams. Private. 17513. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 2nd Bn
Born Barnet, London, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 21/08/16. Killed in Action. Salonika.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Williams Edward E Private 17513 Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 21 August, 1916, age 34, served in Boer War with 4th KORL Militia, employed at L & NW Railway, Permanent Way Shops, his wife formerly of Dorrington Road, now resides with four children, the eldest aged 8 years, at 8 Windmill Street, Marsh, Lancaster. His father ex Sergeant Thomas Williams served during the Indian Mutiny, his brother Robert is with the Royal Engineers, and three brothers in law are serving.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 16 September 1916 page 5, photo Code 2497 .

G WILLIAMS

GEORGE WILLIAMS

Stoker 1st Class, SS/108500 (REF CH B 10558). Hood Btn, R.N. Division,
who died on Friday, 04/06/1915. Age 24.
Son of Robert and Eliza Williams, of 17 Pinfold Lane, Skerton.

Helles Memorial, Ref 1 and 2., Turkey

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

George Williams. Resided at , 17 Pinfold Lane, Skerton, Lancaster. A single man.. 10558 .He served for 3 months at home, and 8 months abroad. Missing at Gallipoli 1915.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 [navy]

Williams George 1st Class Stoker 2nd Division, Hood Battalion, Royal Naval Brigade, missing 19 June, 1915, age 25, Former member of the crew of HMS Cressy. Educated at St Peter's School, he was employed at Lune Works.

Source Lancaster Observer date 16 July 1915 page 5, photo Code 2491 .

H C WILLIAMS

2 BROTHERS L + R - BELOW

HERBERT CHARLES WILLIAMS

Corporal. 10080. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.). 2nd Bn..
who died on Tuesday, 23/03/1915. Age 19.
Son of Ellis and Eliza Mary Williams, of Bowerham, Lancaster. .

BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY Ref:J. 43., (NORD), France   .

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Herbert Charles Williams. Resided at 'Hanmer Place', Bowerham, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 4 months at home, and 3 months abroad. Killed in Action, France.

Herbert Williams. L/CPL. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 2nd Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 23/03/15. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Williams Herbert C Corporal 2nd Battalion King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, wounded 15 or 18 March, 1915, died of wounds 23 March 1915, address Bowerham Road, Lancaster, educated at Bowerham School., parents Mr & Mrs Ellis Williams. Two brothers, Cpl Lloyd Williams 2Bn King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, & Sergeant J H Williams, a prisoner of war over one month .

Source Lancaster Observer date 26, March,1915 page 5 photo see Lancaster Observer,

1 April, 1915, page 8. Code 2493 .

Williams Bert Corporal Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment wounded 16 March 1915, died of wounds, c, 23 March 1915. Parents Ex Quartermaster Ellis Williams and Mrs Williams, Hanmer Place, Bowerham, Lancaster. Brother Lance Corporal Reginald Williams (? 2489, 2494), King's Liverpool Regiment.

Source Obituary, Corporal Reginald Williams, Lancaster Guardian date 28 October, 1916 page 8, no photo Code ? 2493

L WILLIAMS

2 BROTHERS H C + R - 1 Below , 1 Above

LLOYD WILLIAMS

Sergeant. 10480. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.). 2nd Bn..
who died on Tuesday, 29/05/1917.

JERUSALEM MEMORIAL,. Ref: Panel 12., Israel

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Lloyd Williams. Resided at ?Hanmer Place, Bowerham . A single man.. He served for 1 year at home, and 4 years abroad. Drowned in Nile, 20 miles South of Khartoum on 20 May 1917.

Lloyd Williams. SERGT. 10480. King's Own [ Royal Lancaster] Regt. 2nd Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 20/05/17. Egypt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

R WILLIAMS

2 BROTHERS HC + L ABOVE

REGINALD WILLIAMS

Private 51616 The King's (Liverpool Regiment) 17th Bn.
who died on Thursday, 12/10/1916 Age 26
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Williams, of "Hanmer Place", Bowerham, Lancaster.

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL , Ref: Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C., Somme, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Reginald Williams. Resided at ? Hanmer Place, Bowerham, Lancaster.A single man.. He served for 6 months at home, and 5 months abroad. Killed in Action,

Reginald Williams. Private. 51616. King's [Liverpool Regt.] 17th Bn.

Resided and enlisted in Liverpool.
Died 12/10/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Williams Reginald Lance Corporal Kings Liverpool Regiment killed in action , 1916, age 26, address Hanmer Place, Bowerham, Lancaster, educated at Bowerham school, employed by his father as a grocer, and Messrs Cooper and Co, wholesale and retail grocers, Liverpool. His brother Corporal Bert Williams (? 2493) Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, was wounded at Ypres 16 March 1915, and died of wounds one week later, he has three surviving brothers in the KORL Regiment. He was the youngest son of Ex-Quartermaster Ellis Williams, and Mrs Williams.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 28 October, 1916 page 8, photo Code ? 2489, 2494 .

Williams Reginald Lance Corporal Kings Liverpool Regiment.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 18 November , 1916 page 8, photo Code 2494 .

968] R WILLIAMS

REUBEN WILLIAMS

Private 15682 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment ) 8th Bn.
who died on Thursdsay,02/03/1916 Age 22
Son of Thomas and Sarah Williams, of 22, Windsor Avenue, Cross Lane, Salford, Manchester.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL Ref; Panel 12., Ieper, West-Vlaanderen

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Reuben Williams. Private. 15682. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 8th Bn.
Born Salford , and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 02/03/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

WILLIAMS, RICHARD Initials: R Nationality: United Kingdom Rank: Private Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry Unit Text: Portsmouth Bn. R.N. Div Date of Death: 13/07/1915 Service No: PO/659(S) Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead Grave/Memorial Reference: Panel 2 to 7

Only a possiblility. The only "Inf" naval person on the CWGC

 

W G WILLIAMS

[definitely WG on memorial but not found on CWGC - nearest was GW ]

GEORGE WILLIAM WILLIAMS

Private 21865, 1st Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
who died on Monday,04/10/1915. Age 29.
Son of Robert and Annie Williams, of Kendal, Westmorland;
Husband of Mary Williams, of I Moor Lane, Bolton.

ARRAS ROAD CEMETERY, Ref III. J. 3., ROCLINCOURT, Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

George William Williams. Resided at 20 Ulleswater Rd, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 3 months at home, and 1 year and 9 months abroad. Killed in Action. 2 Children.

George William Williams. Private. 21865. King's Own [Yorkshire Light

Infantry] 1st Bn.
Born , and enlisted in Kendal, Westmorland
Died 04/10/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

W A WILLIS

W A WILLIS

NOT FOUND ON CWGC

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Not found on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

THE ONLY WILLIS' FOUND WITH LANCASTER CONNECTIONS.

GEORGE WILLIS

Corporal 10701 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1st Bn.
who died on Saturday, 12/05/1917

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

George Willis. CPL. 10701. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1st Bn.
Born Northwich, enlisted Lancaster
Died 12/05/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

OR

WILLIAM EWART WILLIS

Private 235077 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 7th Bn.
who died on Friday, 21/09/1917 Age 19
Son of Mary Willis, of 39, Linton St., Harpurhey, Manchester, and the late Walter Willis.

TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 18 to 19., Zonnebeke,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

William Ewart Willis. Private. 235077. King's Own [Royal Lancaster]

Regt. 7th Bn.
Born , and enlisted Manchester
Died 21/09/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

D M WILSON

DAVID MILLER WILSON

  

Engine Room Artificer 4th Class M/13554, H.M.S. "Indefatigable", Royal Navy,
who died on Wednesday, 31/05/1916. Age 41.
Son of William M. and Margaret Wilson, of Lancaster;
Husband of Agnes Jane Goodwin (formerly Wilson), of 65 Blades St., Lancaster.

PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL, . Ref:14,. Devon

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

David Miller Wilson. Resided at 65 Blades Street Lancaster A married man. . He served for 13 months abroad. Fell at Jutland, 31 May 1916

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 [navy]

Wilson David Engine Room Artificer HMS 'Indefatigable', lost at Jutland 31 May, 1916, age 41, address 65 Blades Street, Lancaster, he served his apprenticeship with Phoenix Foundry, and was employed by the Elder Dempster Line (merchant marine), and later worked as a mechanic for Storey Brothers at Moor Lane Mills. He was a member of the Moor Lane Primitive Methodist Church and a teacher in the Sunday School. He leaves a widow and a daughter, and was the son of Mr Wm Wilson, former foreman at Lune Mills. Twelve other relatives of his widow are serving.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 10 June, 1916 page 8, photo Code ? 2536 .

F WILSON

FRED WILSON

.Private .245234 .Manchester Regiment .18th Bn.
who died on Tuesday, 31/07/1917 .Age 19
Son of Mrs. Annie Wilson, of 9, Ripley St., Lancaster.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, .Ref: Panel 53 and 55, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Fred Wilson. Resided at 9 Ripley St, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 2 years and 10 months at home, and 6 weeks abroad. Killed in Action.

Military Medals – 1914-15 Star.

Fred Wilson. Private. 245234. Manchester Regt. 18th Bn.
Born Millom, Cumberland, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 31/07/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 1676, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

JAMES WILSON

JAMES WILSON

.Private.635 .King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.).1st/5th Bn.
Labour Corps .transf. to (Lce. Cpl. 451180) 827th Employment Coy.
who died on Tuesday, .08/01/1918.Age 46
Husband of Susan Ellen Wilson, of 4 Olive Rd., Skerton, Lancaster..

.LANCASTER CEMETERY,  Ref: F. NC. 113., Lancashire, United Kingdom

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

James Wilson. Resided at 8 Main St, Skerton, Lancaster. A married man.. Lance Corporal 451180, Labour Battalion. Left Lancaster 1914 for Barrow, sailed for France 15 February 1915. Died of Wounds.

James Wilson. L/CPL. 451180. Labour Corps.
Born St.Mary's, Lancaster, resided Skerton, Lancs. , and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 08/01/18. Died at Home.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 635 Lancs. Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilson James Lance Corporal Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment died of bronchitis and kidney trouble, at Inkerman Barracks, Woking, 8 January,1918, age 46. Former regular with the King's Own Scottish Borderers, mobilized in 1914 and served in France, address, Main Street, Skerton, educated at St Thomas' school, employed at White Cross Mills, buried at Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 19 January, 1918 page 8, photo Code 2527 .

JOHN WILSON

JOHN WILSON

Private 2182, 1st/5th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Monday, 03/05/1915. Age 20.
Son of Jane Wilson, of 21 Lune St., Skerton, Lancaster, and the late Richard Wilson

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

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Wilson.Resided at 2 Lune St, Skerton, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 1 year and 5 months at home , and 3 months abroad. Killed in Action.

John Wilson. Private. 2182. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1/5th Bn.
Born Skerton, Lancs.,and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 03/05/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilson John Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 4 May, 1915, age 20, address 21, Lune Street, Skerton, born in Skerton, educated at St Lukes School, employed at Waring and Gillow's as a french polisher, played football for St Lukes F C. Parents, Mr and Mrs Wilson.

Source Lancaster Observer date14 May,1915 page 3, photo Code 2524, 2515

JOSEPH WILSON

JOSEPH WILSON

Private 201694, 1st/4th Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment,
who died on Saturday, 09/09/1916

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

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Joseph Wilson. Resided at 8 Lucy St, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 5 months at home , and 1 year and 7 months abroad.. Killed in Action.

Joseph Wilson. Private. 201694. Loyal North Lancashire Regt. 1/4th Bn. [Territorial Force]
Born Keswick, Cumberland., resided in Lancaster, and enlisted in Preston.
Died 09/09/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

J E WILSON

JOHN EDWARD WILSON

Gunner 164999, 164th Siege Bty., Royal Garrison Artillery
who died on Thursday, 09/05/1918. Age 35.
Husband of Annie Wilson, of 1 Plumb Court, Lancaster.

PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY, Ref: II. B. 25., Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Edward Wilson. Resided at 1 Plumb Court, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 5 months at home, and 6 months abroad

John Edward Wilson. Gunner. 164999. Royal Garrison Artillery.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 09/05/18. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

Mrs Irene Marchment, now 85 years old, very kindly supplied the following information about her Father John Edward Wilson:

My Fathers name is on the Lancaster Memorial. I go there every Remembrance Sunday and put some flowers on the Cenotaph. He was John Edward Wilson, a Gunner, 164999 of the Royal Garrison Artillery. He died on the 9th of May 1918 and is buried in Plot 2 Row B Grave 25 in The Penes British Cemetery France. I have been to see his grave; it was all very emotional, but I'm glad I went. Some the pictures we took are shown here. I was one year old on 13th May 1918, and my Mother received a ten shilling note for my birthday from my Father; alas he was already dead. My Dad worked as a labourer at Williamson's, then later at the Theatre in Dalton Square, the Hippodrome, which later became the County Cinema and is now Palatine House. I've still got his commemorative Bronze medal and a picture is also shown here. I hope this is of some use to you.

His Commemorative Medallion

Dad's Grave 

J P WILSON

JOSEPH PARK WILSON

Driver 66765, "A" Bty. 126th Bde., Royal Field Artillery,
who died on Saturday, 26/02/1916. Age 27.
Son of John and Elizabeth Wilson, of 39 Garnet St., Lancaster.

LANCASTER CEMETERY, Ref: C. CE. 434., Lancaster, Lancashire.

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Joseph Park Wilson. Resided at 39 Garnet St., Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 9 months at home, and 5 months abroad. Died of Gastric Ulcers.

Joseph Park Wilson. DVR. 66765. Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery.
Resided Lancaster, and enlisted in Morecambe, Lancs.

Died 26/02/16. Died at Home.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilson Joseph Parker Driver 66765 3 Section, 37 Division, Ammunition Column RFA died at Netley Hospital of an ulcerated stomach, 1916, age 27, address 39 Garnett Street, educated at Sulyard school, employed as a motor bus driver running between Lancaster and Morecambe. Parents the late Mr John and and Mrs Wilson. Buried at Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 4 March, 1916 page 8, photo Code 2511 .

J T WILSON

JOHN THOMAS WILSON

Private 242087, 11th Bn., Border Regiment,
who died on Sunday, 02/12/1917. Age 22.
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson, of 25, Prospect St., Lancaster.

TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Ref:: Panel 85 to 86, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Thomas Wilson. Resided at 25 Prospect Street, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 2 years at home, and 1 year abroad. Missing 2 December 1917, no trace of him since that date.

John Thomas Wilson. Private. 242087. Border Regt. 11th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 02/12/17. Killed in action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilson John Thomas Private Border Regiment, missing 2, December, 1917, age 23, address 25, Prospect Street, Lancaster, educated at Saint Peter's school, employed in the warehouse at Williamsons. Son of Mr & Mrs John Wilson. His elder brother Driver William ASC has not been heard of for six weeks, and a younger brother Private George is in the TRB. His uncle Driver Greenwood ASC has been wounded, and another uncle Private Irving ( ?1248, 1249), Canadian Contingent was killed in France.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 19 January, 1918 page 8, photo Code 2514 .

Wilson John Thomas Private Border Regiment, missing, 2 December, 1917, age 23, enlisted 1914, educated at Saint Peter's school, employed at Lune Mills. His parents reside at 25, prospect Street, Lancaster. Two brothers are serving and the family have lost several relatives.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 4, May, 1918 page 8, no photo Code ? 2514, 2519 .

Wilson John Thomas Private Border Regiment, missing, now killed in action 2, December, 1917, age 25, educated at Saint Peter's school, employed at Williamson's warehouse. His younger brother, Machine gunner W Wilson is in France, also serving, brothers in law, Gunner J Hayton, RGA, Egypt; Sergeant W Grime, Staffordshire Regiment, Driver W. Greenwood.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 12, October, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2514 .

R WILSON

ROBERT WILSON

Private 241676, 2nd/5th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.),
who died on Friday, 02/11/1917. Age 21.
Son of Mary Jane Wilson, of 17 Ramparts, Skerton, Lancaster, and the late William Wilson.

DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref XI. B. 11,. Poperinge,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Robert Wilson. Resided at , 17a Ramparts, Skerton, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 1 year and six months at home, and 11 months abroad..

born Lancaster, enlisted Lancaster.

Robert Wilson. Private. 24176. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 2/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 02/11/17. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilson R Private Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment died of wounds at 47th Casualty Clearing Station, France, 1917, age 21. Only son of Mr & Mrs Wilson, 17a, Ramparts, Skerton.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 17 November, 1917 page 8, photo Code 2515, 2524 .

S H WILSON

S WILSON

Corporal 240395, 1st,5th Bn, King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regt.,
who died on Friday, 09/03/1917. Age 21.
Son of Samuel and Hannah Wilson of Lancaster.

VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref: V1.B.6;Ieper,
West Vlanderen, Belgium.

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

S.H.Wilson. Resided at 4 Stirling Rd, ? Primrose, Lancaster. A single man.. Corporal 1874 ?, 1/5th Bn, K.O.R.L.Regt. He served for 6 months at home, and 2 years abroad. Killed in Action, 9 March 1917.

Sam Wilson. CPL. 240395. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1/5th Bn.
Born Burton, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 09/03/17. Killed in Action, France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilson Samuel Hadwen Corporal Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 9 March, 1917, age 21, address 4, Langley Road, Lancaster, educated at Bowerham school, employed as an apprentice blacksmith at Phoenix Foundry. Son of Mr and Mrs S Wilson, a brother, Edward, is serving as a signaller with 2/5th Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment in France.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 24 March, 1917 page 5, photo Code .

S L WILSON

BROTHER W M - Below

SAMUEL LEITH WILSON

Private 3639, 1st/5th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster) Regt.
who died on Wednesday, 12/07/1916. Age 19.
Son of Samuel and Margaret Ann Wilson, of 19 King St., Lancaster.

AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Ref:: A. 22.,
Pas de Calais, France.

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Samuel Leith Wilson. Resided at 19 King Street, Lancaster. A single man. He served for 1 year and 1 month at home, and 4 months abroad. Died of pneumonia, Avernes, France.

Samuel L. Wilson. Private. 3639. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 2/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 12/07/16. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilson Samuel Leith Private 3639 Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment died of pneumonia at 37 Casualty Clearing Station, France, 13 July1916, age 20, address 10 King Street, Lancaster, educated at Sulyard Street Council school, employed as assistant to his father, a tailor. He played the violin in the Baptist Brotherhood orchestra. Parents Mr and Mrs S Wilson, his elder brother, Private Martin is with the Royal Engineers at Salonica.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 22 July, 1916 page 8, photo Code 2516

W M WILSON

BROTHER S L - Above

WILLIAM MARTIN WILSON

2nd Corporal 37232, 37th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers,
who died on Sunday, 22/12/1918. Age 24.
Son of Samuel and Margaret Ann Wilson, of 19 King St., Lancaster.

MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, Ref: 1102., KALAMARIA, Greece

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

William Martin Wilson. Resided at 19 king Street, Lancaster. A single man. He served for 5 months at home and 3 years abroad. Died of pneumonia in Salonica.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

T WILSON

THOMAS WILSON

Private 241819, 2nd/5th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Friday, 26/10/1917. Age 22.
Son of James and Alice Wilson, of 11 Captains Row, Lancaster.

TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 18 to 19, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Thomas Wilson.. Resided at 11 Captains Row, Skerton, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 11 months at home, and 9 months abroad. Killed in Action.

Thomas Wilson. Private. 24181 [9] King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 2/5th Bn.
Born Skerton, Lancaster, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 26/10/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilson Thomas Signaller Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action, France, 1917, age 22, educated at St Lukes school, employed by as a postman at Glasson Dock. Only son of Mr & Mrs Wilson, 11, Captain's Row, Skerton.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 17, November, 1917 page 8, photo Code 2518

T J WILSON

THOMAS JAMES WILSON

Private 3575, 1st/5th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.),
who died on Thursday,03/08/1916. Age 31.
Son of Samuel and Mary Ann Wilson, of 22 Dumbarton Rd., Lancaster.

SERRE ROAD CEMETERY, No. 2, Ref: XXVI. M. 3., Somme, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Thomas James Wilson. Resided at 24 Dumbarton Rd, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 1 year and 4 months at home, and 4 months abroad. Killed in Action.

Thomas James Wilson. Private. 3575. King's own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1/5th Bn.
Resided Darwen., and enlisted in Blackpool.

Died 03/08/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilson Thomas James Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 3 August, 1916, age 31, apprenticed as a draper with Messrs Cliff and Brown, then ran a stationary business in Duckworth Street, Darwen. His widow resides with her parents Mr and Mrs W Sowerby at 24 Dumbarton Road, Lancaster. He is the elder son of Mr S Wilson, joiner and undertaker, 22 Dumbarton Road, Lancaster. His brother Gunner George A Wilson RFA is a well known YMCA worker and was employed in the Town Clerk's Office.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 12 August, 1916 page 8, photo Code 2519 .

W WILSON

WILFRID WILSON

Able Seaman 212496 Royal Navy H.M.S. "Cressy."
who died on Tuesday, 22/09/1914 Age 30
Husband of Sarah Ann Wilson, of 98, Penny St., Lancaster.

CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL, Ref: 3., Kent, United Kingdom

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Wilfred Wilson. Resided at 21 Kirkes Rd, Lancaster. A married man.. Able Seaman212496, Royal Navy. He served for 18 years and 11 months at home. Drowned.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919 [navy]

Wilson Wilfrid Torpedo man on HMS Cressey presumed lost, his time had almost expired, address 13 Perth Street, Lancaster. Married with no children. .

Source Lancaster Guardian date 3 October 1914 page 3 no photo Code 2521 .

J WILTON

JAMES WILTON

Private 238466 Herefordshire Regiment[King's Shropshire Light Infantry] attd. 7th Bn.
who died on Monday, 02/09/1918 Age 19
Son of John and Elizabeth Wilton, of 17, Tower St., Blackburn.

VAULX HILL CEMETERY, Ref: II. F. 2., Pas de Calais, France

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

James Wilton. Private. 238466. Herefordshire Regt. 7th Bn. [King's Shropshire Light Infantry]
Born Wigan, Lancs, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 02/09/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 3643. R. Lancs. Regt.

[listed as serving at the time of death with the above battalion.]

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wilton James Private Shropshire Light Infantry, killed in action, September, 1918, age 19, educated at Saint Peter's school, member of Saint Peter's Boy Scouts, employed as a clerk at St George's works. Eldest son of Mr & Mrs John Wilton, 6, Briery Street, Marsh, Lancaster.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 21, September, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2538 .

C E WINDER

CHARLES EDWARD WINDER

Private 28745, 1st Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment,
who died on Wednesday, 18/09/1918.

VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 7, Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Charles Edward Winder. Resided at 8 Denmark St, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 4 months at home, and 11 months abroad.

Charles Edward Winder. Private. 28745. Loyal North Lancashire Regt. 1st Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 18/09/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 35330, Royal Lancaster Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

E WINDER

EDWARD WINDER

Private 2213, 1st/5th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.),
who died on Monday, 03/05/1915. Age 27.
Son of Thomas Winder, of 47 Primrose Hill, Lancaster;
Husband of Alice Winder, of 107 Lune St., Skerton, Lancaster.

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

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Edward Winder. Resided at 107 Lune St, Skerton. A married man.. He served for 5 months at home, and 3 months abroad.

Edward Winder. Private. 2213.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

Winder Edward Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 4 May at Frezenberg, 1915, age 28, address 101, Lune St. Skerton, employed at Waring and Gillows as a French polisher, he leaves a widow and a small son. He is the eldest son of Mr ET and Mrs Winder, 47, Primrose St. Lancaster, and his brother Alfred is also serving.

Source Lancaster Observer date 14 May,1915 page 2, photo Code 2544 .

H WINDER

HENRY WINDER

Private 2546 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1st/5th Bn
who died on Tuesday, 27/04/1915

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

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Henry Winder. Private. 2546. King's Own [Royal Lancaster] Regt. 1/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 27/04/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Winder Harry Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action, address 12, St Leonardgate educated St Thomas' School employed by Messrs Ward, ship breakers . he leaves a widow and five children. His nephew Private Jack Rowe same battalion, saw him die.

Source Lancaster Observer date 7 May 1915 page 2 no photo Code 2541 .

Winder Harry Private Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action, April 1915, brother in law of Private Isaac Phillipson (1797).

Source Lancaster Guardian date 9 February, 1918 page 8, Obituary, Private Isaac Phillipson, no photo Code 2546 .

W WINN

WILLIAM WINN

Private 37533, 10th Bn., King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry,
who died on Monday, 25/09/1916. Age 24.
Son of Charles and Annie Winn, of 28, Lune Terrace, Skerton, Lancaster.

THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A, Somme, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

William Winn. Resided at 28 Lune Terrace, Skerton. A single man.. He served for 5 months at hom, and 4 months abroad.

William Winn. Private. 37533. King's Own [Yorkshire Light Infantry] 10th Bn.
Born Lancaster, and enlisted in Keighley.
Died 25/09/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Supp. Notes: Formerly 18376 W. Riding Regt.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Winn William Private Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, missing 26 September at the Somme, 1916, employed at Midland Railway, Long Preston. Parents Mr and Mrs Charles Winn, 28, Lunesdale Terrace, Skerton.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 24 February, 1917 page 8, ibid 3 March 1917, page 8 photo Code 2551 .

J WISE

JAMES WISE

Private 8996, 1st Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.),
who died on Tuesday, 21/01/1919. Age 30.
Husband of Alice Wise, 52 Pinfold Lane, Skerton.

LANCASTER (SKERTON) CEMETERY, Ref:A. CE. 459.,
Lancashire, United Kingdom.

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

James Wise. Resided at 85 Leonardgate, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 4 years and 6 months abroad .

James Wise. Private. 8996. King's Own [Royal Lancaster]Regt. 1st Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Slough.
Died 21/01/19. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

C H WOOD

CHARLES HENRY WOOD

Private S/2868 "B" Coy. 1st Bn., Seaforth Highlanders,
who died on Friday, 28/04/1916. Age 21.
Son of Harry and Annie Wood, of 28, Albion St., Lancaster.

BASRA MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 37 and 64, Iraq

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Charles Henry Wood. Resided at 28 Albion St, Lancaster. A single man... He served for 7 months at home, and 1 year abroad. Reported Missing 22 April 1916. Presumed dead. Medal: 1914-15 Star Killed in Action, Persian Gulf, 28 April 1916.

Charles Henry Wood. Private. S/2868. Seaforth Highlanders [Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's] 1st Bn.
Born Bulk, Lancs, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 28/04/16. Killed in Action. Persian Gulf.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wood C H Private 2868 Seaforth Highlanders missing at Kut 22 April, 1916, age 22, address 28, Albion Street, Lancaster attended Centenary Sunday school, employed at Lune Mills. Mother Mrs H Wood, his father is serving with the R D C and a brother Private W Wood is at Aldershot with the 2/5th Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 20 January, 1917 page 8, photo Code 2561 .

R G WOOD

REGINALD GEORGE WOOD

Gunner 681402 Royal Field Artillery 64th Bty. 5th Bde.
who died on Tuesday, 18/09/1917 Age 25
Son of Thomas and Ann Wood, of 50, King St., Lancaster;
Husband of Margaret Wood, of 77, Clayton St., Bradford, Yorks.

BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3, Ref; I. F. 14.,
Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Reginald George Wood. Gunner. 681402. Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery. Territorial Force.
Born Lancaster, and enlisted in Bradford.
Died 18/09/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

S H WOOD

[Officer] SAMUEL HERBERT WOOD

Second Lieutenant, 5th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.),
who died on Friday, 26/10/1917. Age 29.
Son of the late Alexander and Kate Wood, of 67 Ulleswater Rd., Lancaster;
Husband of Elsie Muriel Wood, of "Langdenholme," Queen's Drive, Bare,
Morecambe, Lancs.

TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 18 to 19., Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Samuel Herbert Wood.Resided at , 67 Ulleswater Rd, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 1 year and 6 months at home, and 4 months abroad. Killed in Action.

[Officer] Samuel Herbert Wood. 2/LT. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 5th Bn. [Territorial]
Died 26/10/17. Killed in Action.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

A WOODHOUSE

ALLEN WOODHOUSE

Private 4009 "A" Coy. 1st/5th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.)
who died on Tuesday, 01/08/1916 . Age 22 .
Son of Thomas W. and Margaret A. Woodhouse, of 71, Alfred St., Lancaster

PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY, Ref:IV. H. 22, MARICOURT, Somme, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Allen Woodhouse. Resided at 71 Alfred Street, Lancaster. A single man. 4009 Pte.1/8th K. Own. Killed Aug 1st, 1916.


Allen Woodhouse. Private. 4009. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 1/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 01/08/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Woodhouse Allen Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action July, 1916, age 22, address 71, South Alfred Street, Lancaster, educated at National school, employed at St George's works, and taught at Sulyard Street Wesleyan Sunday School. Son of the late Mr Thomas Warbrick, his brother Lance Corporal Wm Woodhouse is serving in France.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 12 August, 1916 page 8, photo Code 2572 .

We are grateful to Mr H R Wilkinson for this material.

Pte Allen Woodhouse enlisted early in 1915 in the 1/5th Battalion Thee King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.He lived at 71 Alfred Street Lancaster.

EXTRACTED FROM "LANCASTER OBSERVER" DATED AUGUST,1916

Mrs.Woodhouse, a widow, residing at 71 Alfred Street, Lancaster, on Tuesday heard from Rev.R.L.Gardner, Chaplain and -- - --. ~ also from his brother William that her third son, Pte.Allen

Mr.Gardner Woodhouse, King's Own, was killed on August 1st. says he was killed while returning from work in the forward trenches. "Apparently" he says, "a shell burst near his party and he was killed, while three others were wounded.

The Sergeant-Major tells me that his last word was "Mother'. He was buried this morning about 8.15 in the little cemetery behind our lines, and as there was no Wesleyan Chaplain I read the burial service over him. On all sides I hear a splendid account of him and the good life he led and I feel that though -- ~.~~ parted from us now God has work for him to do elsewhere."

Deceased's brother states that he was hit in the ~ ."., He did not get to see him before he was buried. lower part of the stomach and died in about five minutes. Deceased who was 22 years of age,attended the National School and for about two years before enlisting in October last was a teacher in Wesley Sunday School which he had attended since childhood. He was employed in the pattern room at Lune Mills. His brother William was in training with him at Blackpool and they went to the front together. At home they were almost inseperable.

JAMES WOODHOUSE

JAMES WOODHOUSE

(Not on CWGC)

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

James Woodhouse. Resided at 2 Railway View, Greaves, Lancaster. A married man.. Private 27331, Royal D F Corps . He served for 1 year and 10 months at home., and 12 years abroad. Discharged through illness. Died through Illness, 1 February 1917.

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

JOHN WOODHOUSE

JOHN WOODHOUSE

Lance Corporal S/3540, 1st/5th Bn., Seaforth Highlanders,
who died on Thursday, 16/05/1918. Age 37.
Husband of Ellen Woodhouse, 64 Eastham St., Primrose, Lancaster.

ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref: IV. D. 21.,
Pas de Calais, France

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Woodhouse. Resided at 64 Eastham Street, Lancaster. A married man. He served for 9 months at home, and 3 years abroad. Killed in action in France. Widow and 2 children.

John Woodhouse. L/CPL. Seaforth Highlanders [Ross-shire Buffs, the Duke of Albany's] 5th Bn. Seaforth Highlanders.
Born Dalton, Lancs., and enlisted in Lancaster, Lancs.
Died 16/05/18. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Woodhouse John Lance Corporal Seaforth Highlanders killed in action, 16 May, 1918, age 37, wife and two children resident at 64, Eastham Street, Lancaster, educated at Nashy school, employed at Lune Mills.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 8 June, 1918 page 3, no photo Code 2573 .

T WOODHOUSE

THOMAS WOODHOUSE

Lance Corporal 8248, 2nd Bn., Royal Scots Fusiliers,
who died on Saturday, 31/10/1914. Age 28.
Son of the late Thomas and Mary Ann Woodhouse.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 19 and 33, Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

:

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Thomas Woodhouse. Resided at 26 Greenfield St, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 3 months at home, and 11 years abroad. Killed in Action. Brother of Mrs A Lennon, 26 Greenfield St, Lancaster.

Thomas Woodhouse. L/CPL. 8248. Royal Scots Fusiliers. 2nd Bn.
Born Skerton, Lancs., resided Woodville, Lancaster, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 31/10/14. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Woodhouse Tom Lance Corporal Royal Scots Fusiliers, missing since October 1914, age 31, educated at Halton school, he has served eleven years in the regular army. His sister, Mrs Lennon of 26 Greenfield Street, Lancaster, is the widow of Private V Lennon (1438), and a brother Private J Woodhouse ASC is expected to go on active service shortly.

Source Lancaster Observer date, 1915 page 5, photo Code 2580 .

Woodhouse Tom Lance Corporal Royal Scots Fusiliers missing, presumed killed in action, in October 1914, he was native of Halton. His sister Mrs, Vernon Lennon of 26 Greenfield Street, lost her husband (2580), on 23 April 1915.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 8 January, 1916 page 8,
photo on page 2 Code 2580 .

W WOODMAN

WILLIAM WOODMAN

(Not on CWGC)

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

William Woodman... Resided at 44 Westham St, Lancaster. A married man.. Corporal 28444, R.F.A He served for 1 year and 4 months at home, and 1 year abroad. Discharged as Medically Unfit. (unable to read date of death as bottom of page missing).

Not on Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

J WOODS

JOHN WOODS

Private 2173, 1st/5th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.),
who died on Monday, 26/04/1915. Age 18.
Son of Thomas and Nancy Woods, of 56 Owen Rd., Lancaster.

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

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

John Woods. Resided at 56 Owen Rd, Lancaster. A single man.. He served for 6 months at home, and 3 months abroad. Killed in Action.

John Woods.. 2173. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 1/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 26/04/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

B WOOLHOUSE

BEAUMONT WOOLHOUSE

Gunner 138296, 13th Div. Small Arms Ammunition Sect., Royal Field Artillery, who
who died on Monday, 16/07/1917.
Husband of Lily Woolhouse, of 92, Ulleswater Rd., Lancaster.

BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY, Ref: : XX. K. 2., Iraq.

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Beaumont Woolhouse. Resided at 92 Ulleswater Rd, Lancaster. A married man.. He served for 6 months at home, and 7 months and 10 days abroa.d

Beaumont Woolhouse. Gunner. 138296. Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery.
Born Holmfirth, Yorkshire, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 16/07/17. Died Mesopotamia.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

E WRATHALL

EDWARD WRATHALL

Private 29242 Lancashire Fusiliers 17th Bn.
who died on Wednesday, 22/11/1916 Age 19
Son of Joseph and Sarah Jane Wrathall, of 22, Clarence St., Primrose, Lancaster.

FAUBOURG D'AMIENS CEMETERY, Ref: I. J. 1., ARRAS , Pas de Calais, France

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Edward Wrathall. Private, 29242. Lancashire Fusiliers. 17th Bn.
Born Lancaster, resided Hutton, Lancs.,and enlisted in Preston,Lancs.
Died 22/11/16. killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wrathall Edward Private Lancashire Fusiliers killed in action 22 November, 1916, age 20, address 22 Clarence Street, Lancaster educated at Bowerham school and United Methodist Sunday school, employed as a farm servant at Nutters Platt farm, Near Preston. Parents Mr and Mrs Joseph Wrathall. His uncle Private James Newby Jackson (1263) 5the Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment, was killed in action May 1915.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 2 December, 1916 page 8, photo Code 2595 .

D C WRIGHT

BROTHER G BELOW

DOUGLAS C. WRIGHT

Private 2037 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 1st/5th Bn.
who died on Friday, 23/04/1915

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

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form.

Douglas C. Wright, Private 2037, King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 1/5th Bn. Born, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 23/04/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Wright Douglas Campbell Private 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action, educated Friends School, employed at White Cross Mills as a chemist, he played golf. He was the tallest man in the Battalion (191.77 cm). Parents, the late Mr Archibald Wright of Woodlands, Lancaster, and Mrs Wright who now lives in Glasgow.

Source Lancaster Observer date 30 April, 1915 page 8 photo Code 2601. 2037

G WRIGHT

BROTHER D C - Above

GEORGE ARCHIBALD WRIGHT

Private S/14583 Cameron Highlanders 5th Bn.
who died on Saturday, 25/09/1915

LOOS MEMORIAL, Ref:.Panel 119 to 124, France

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form.

George Archibald Wright, Private S/14583, Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders, 5th Bn. Born Lancaster, Lancs. Enlisted Aldershot, Hants., Residence Glasgow, Lanarkshire.
Died 25/09/15. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

T WRIGHT

TOM WRIGHT

Private 241378 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) "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, United Kingdom

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

Tom Wright. Private. 241378. King's Own [Royal Lancaster Regt.] 2/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 27/07/18. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

W T WRIGHT

WILLIAM THOMAS WRIGHT

Private 1928 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1st/5th Bn.
who died on Monday, 03/05/1915

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

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

William Thomas Wright. Private. 1928. 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

[no obit]

G YATES

GEORGE YATES

Private 2178 King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regt.) 1st/5th Bn.
who died on:.Tuesday, 15/08/1916

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

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

George Yates. Resided at 47 Green St, Bulk, Lancaster. A married man. He served for 6 months at home, and 1 year and 5 months abroad. Killed in Action.

George Yates.Private.2178.King's Own[Royal Lancaster]Regt.1/5th Bn.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster
Died 15/08/16. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Yates George Stretcher bearer 5th Battalion Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regiment killed in action 15 August, 1916, age 24, wife Mrs Yates, daughter of Mr and Mrs Hargreaves, Wood Street.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 26 August, 1916 page 7,
photo Code 2605
.

A E YOUNG

ALBERT ELLIS YOUNG

Bombardier 687309 Royal Field Artillery "C" Bty. 276th Bde.
who died on Sunday, 26/08/1917

BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No.3,  Ref:.I. C. 1. Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Albert Ellis Young. Resided at 7 Melbourne Rd, Lancaster. A married man. He served for 8 months at home, and 2 years and 3 months abroad .Killed in Action. Widow still living].

Albert Ellis Young. A/BDR. 687309. Royal Horse Artillery and
Royal Field Artillery. Territorial Force.
Born and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 26/08/17. Died of Wounds. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

R YOUNG

BROTHER OF W -Below

ROBERT STANTON YOUNG

Sergeant 18404 East Lancashire Regiment 2nd Bn.
who died on Tuesday, 31/07/1917 Age 22
Son of Mr. and Mrs. T. Young, of 36, Eckersley Rd., Bolton.

YPRES (MENIN GATE) MEMORIAL, Ref: Panel 34., Ieper,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Robert Young. East Lancashire Regt. Resided at 30 Green St, Lancs. He served for 4 years abroad. Stepson of Mary E Lettherd.

Robert Stanton Young. Sergt. 18404. East Lancashire Regt. 2nd Bn.
Born Hawkshaw, Lancs., resided Bolton, Lancs., and enlisted Ramsbottom, Lancs.
Died 31/07/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

W YOUNG

BROTHER OF R - Above

WILLIAM YOUNG

Private 1629, 4th Bn., East Lancashire Regiment,
who died on Saturday, 27/11/1915.

NETLEY MILITARY CEMETERY, Ref:: C.E. 1758., Hampshire, United Kingdom

William Young. Private. 1620.East Lancashire Regt. 1/4th Bn.
Born Bolton, Lancs, and enlisted Blackburn, Lancs.
Died 27/11/15. Died of Wounds. Died at Home.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

William Young. Resided at 30 Green St, Lancaster.A single man.He served for 1 year and 1 month. abroad. Mary Ellen Lettherd (stepmother)

[no obit]

F YOXALL

FRANK YOXALL.

.Private.10540 .Scots Guards 1st Bn.
who died on Tuesday, 09/10/1917

.TYNE COT CEMETERY, .Ref: LXII. F. 6. Zonnebeke,
West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form shows:

Frank Yoxall. Resided at 9 Earl Street, Lancaster .A single man. . He served for 1 year t home, and 3 years abroad. Killed in Action.

Frank Yoxall. GDSN. 10540. Scots Guards.
Born, and enlisted in Lancaster.
Died 09/10/17. Killed in Action. France & Flanders.

Source: Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919

[no obit]

A YULE

ANDREW YULE

Nationality:.Canadian

Private 192869 Canadian Infantry (Central Ontario Regt.) 15th Bn.
who died on Tuesday, 26/09/1916 Age:.26
Son of Andrew and Margaret Yule, of Scotforth, Lancaster, England;
Husband of Dorothy Maud Whitewood (formerly Yule nee Kemshead),
of 20, Davenport St., Toronto Ontario.

VIMY MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France

       

No Borough of Lancaster Civic Reception H M Forces Report Form

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

Yule Andrew Private Canadian Highlanders wounded and missing 27 September, 1916, age 27, educated at Scotforth and Bowerham schools, apprenticed in Lancaster Co-operative Drapery department, member of Sulyard Street, (Wesley sic) Choir. Emigrated to Canada March 1911 with his brother William. He married at Christmas 1915, and his wife is now living with his parents Mr and Mrs A Yule, 7 Hibbert Terrace, Scotforth. His

father served 36 years at the Royal Albert Institution, becoming Chief Attendant.

Source Lancaster Guardian date 28 October, 1916 page 8, photo Code 2611 .

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