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Rawtenstall Municipal War Memorial

Rawtenstall Municpal War Memorial

The War Memorial - Rawtenstall Municipal Cemetery

This memorial, now listed as an historic monument, was erected at the instigation of Carrie Whitehead J.P. in September 1915 and is recognised as the first community World War One Memorial to be erected in this country.
It was given "Grade II Listed Building" status in August 1999.

The War Memorial 1914 - 1919 Rawtenstall Cemetery
Roll of Honour

This cross was erected by Carrie Whitehead, September 1915
that it might be some comfort to those who lost men very dear to them
In grateful memory of the men of Rawtenstall who gave their lives for their
country in the Great War 1914 - 1918

He will swallow up death in victory, and the Lord will wipe away tears from all faces
Is. XXV. 8.

PteG. J.ABBOTT15Sep1916
PteGiles HerbertALSTON20Oct1917
Lan CorpF.ASHWORTH18Jul1916
PteFredASHWORTH 22 Apr1918
PteJ.ASHWORTH6Feb1918
PteJohn JamesASHWORTH5 Apr1916
PteLawrence S.ASHWORTH9Sep1917
PteWilfredASHWORTH31Jul1917
PteWilliamASHWORTH24Oct1918
RiflemanAlbertASPDEN15Jul1916
PteFredASPDEN3Nov1918
PteJohn WalterASPDEN16Oct1917
PtePercyASPDEN1Aug1917
PteWillieASPDEN18Oct1916
SapperHoraceASPIN 26 Mar1918
PteJohnAUSTIN23Sep1915
GunnerJ. S.AYNGE10Jul1916
PteHartley D.BANCROFT1Jun1918
PteGeorgeBANKS12Jan1918
PteJ. W.BARNES23Mar1918
PteThomasBARNES21Oct1918
SergtA .E.BARRETT27Apr1918
PteH.BATEMAN7Aug1916
Lan CorpH.BEARD8Jul1915
Lan CorpN. S.BEARD15Sep1915
BombdrA. JohnBENSON12Apr1917
PteRichard A.BERRY18Jan1916
PteR.BIRTWISTLE24Jul1918
 SamuelBISHOP1Nov1918
LieutJohnBOLTON4Jun1915
CaptMaurice BaldwinBOLTON26Mar1918
PteEdwardBRADFORD14Dec1914
PteFredBRADLEY23Oct1918
PteRonaldBRADLEY31Oct1916
PteTomBREGHTY16Apr1918
GunnerFrankBROWN29Jul1917
PteCecil Clifford CAPELL 21Apr1918
GunnerHerbertCARTER8Nov1917
PteJosephCAYGILL28Oct1917
CorpWm.CHADDERTON27Mar1919
PteArthurCLEGG28Apr1917
PteHaroldCLEGG24Jul1918
Lan CorpJ. H.CLEGG29Aug1918
PteWilliamCLEGG6Oct1918
PteJohnCOCKSHUTT23Apr1917
PteB.COLEMAN21May1918
PteErnestCOLLINGE26Jul1917
CorpThomasCONROY4Jun1915
PteHarryCOOPER14Apr1918
PtePhillipCOOPER11May1915
PteLeonardCORMICK3Nov1914
SapperJames A.CROPPER16Feb1919
PteW.CUFF22Mar1918
SergtB.CUNLIFFE24Sep1917
SignrJ. W.CUNLIFFE14Jul1916
PteJohn H.CUNLIFFE3Jul1916
PteJohn Hy.CUNLIFFE30Aug1918
PteArthurDAVIS5Mar1915
RiflemanHarryDAWSON24Feb1916
GunnerArthurDEARDEN4Aug1917
PteJoseph W.DEARDEN11Nov1917
PteT.DERBYSHIRE28Apr1917
PteWm HenryDRAKE18Oct1916
PteJamesDRIVER15Mar1917
PteJamesDRIVER25Mar1918
PteJames Wm.DRIVER13Oct1917
Lan CorpT. F.DUST1Jul1916
SignrTomDUST4Jul1916
PteAndrew D.DYER15Jun1916
Lan SergtFrederickEATOUGH13Aug1918
GunnerPercyELLIS10Jul1918
PteBenjaminELLISON31Jul1917
PteRichard D.ELLISON8Jul1916
CorpT. A.ELLISON25Oct1917
PteDixonENTWISTLE6Sep1917
CorpS.EVANS24Apr1918
PteJohn R.EWBANK30Apr1917
PteArthurFAWCETT8Feb1919
BombdrGeorge W.FAWCETT28May1917
PteWilfredFEBER27Sep1917
W.T.HarryFENTON15May1917
SapperJ. A. H.FENTON15Jun1917
PteJamesFENTON8Feb1917
PteGeorge S.FIELDING26Feb1917
Lan CorpJoeFIELDING23Apr1918
 TomFIELDING31May1916
PteWillieFIELDING28Sep1918
PteJohnFINNEY31Jul1917
Lan CorpWalterFOULDS28Sep1918
PteJamesGORMAN16Nov1914
PteGeorgeGREAVES9Oct1917
PteAlfredGREEN10Jan1919
GunnerB.GREEN7Apr1918
PteThomas DuddleGREEN1Jul1916
PteWilliamGREENWOOD10Jun1916
GunnerFredGREGSON27Apr 1918
PteThomasHALEY18Sep1915
PteW. T.HALLIWELL26Jun1917
PteJ. H.HALSTEAD5Sep1918
PteR. L.HALSTEAD5Jun1918
PteRichardHALSTEAD26Aug1914
PteTomHALSTEAD1Sep1915
DriverR.HARDMAN8May1917
PteGeorgeHARGREAVES4Apr1917
PteHerbert W.HARGREAVES10Feb1917
PteJ.T.HARGREAVES17Jul1917
PteJohnHARGREAVES12May1917
PteRichardHARGREAVES19Jun1917
PteJohn ThomasHARKER6Jul1917
PteA. B.HARRISON9Apr1917
PteJamesHARRISON9Oct1917
GunnerFredHAWORTH8Jul1918
PteJ. W.HAWORTH22Jul1917
PteMiltonHAWORTH10Jul1917
SignrArnoldHEAP30Aug1917
PteJesseHEAP20May1916
PteWalterHEAP17Jan1915
PteWilliamHEENEY9Apr1918
PteA. E.HEGARTY13Nov1914
Lan CorpRegdHEWITT16Aug1917
Lan CorpJ.HEYS6Jul1916
PteJ.HEYS27Sep1918
PteRobertHEYS12Oct1916
PteJohnHILL1Jun1916
PteJamesHITCHEN3Oct1918
PteC.HOLDEN11Mar1917
PteIsraelHOLDEN7Jul1916
PteJ. H.HOLDEN21Mar1918
SgtFredHOLGATE28Apr1917
PteGeo. Wm.HOLLOWS23Mar1918
PteH.HOLT7Nov1917
PteHartleyHOLT24Aug1918
Pte John Aspin HOLT23Sep1918
Lan CorpJohn E.HOLT25Sep1915
PtePercyHOLT27May1918
Lan CorpJ. W.HORNE20Jul1917
GunnerAlbertHORNUNG8Aug1917
PteJ. W.HORROCKS14Mar1915
PtePercyHORSFIELD4Oct1917
PteGeorgeHOWARTH15Jan1917
Co Sgt MjrRd. Lord HOWARTH 26Oct****
PteJamesHOWORTH15Jul1916
PteG. H.HUNT28Mar1919
2nd LieutJamesHUNT16Nov1916
PteJamesHUTCHINSON23Nov1915
PteR. K.HUTCHINSON31Jul1917
PteTomINGHAM30Apr1917
PteFrancisIRESON3May1915
PteJohnIRESON18Sep1918
DriverS. L.ISHERWOOD7May1917
PteHarperJEFFERYS13Apr1917
PteJohn HenryJOHNSON29May1917
PteSamuel WalterJOHNSON11Sep1915
PteErnestJONES12Oct1914
PteGeorgeJONES9 Apr 1917
PteThomasJONES17Aug1917
PteWilliamJORDAN17May1917
PteW.R.JORDON16Oct1917
PteThomasKELLY10Apr1916
PteWalterKERSHAW26Mar1918
2nd LieutRowlandKITCHEN9Apr1918
PteHarryKNOWLES21Sep1915
PteJohnKNOWLES19Apr1917
CorpJohnLAMBERT28Dec1917
PteWilliamLAMBERT2May 1915
PteCharlesLANDAMORE10Aug1916
PteHerbertLAW18Sep1918
Lan CorpWm.LESTER11Apr1917
PtePaulLEYLAND21Mar1918
PteJohnLONG26Aug1918
PteT. E.LONGSTAFF19Aug1916
GunnerEdLONSDALE18Jun1918
PteHarryLONSDALE9Aug1917
PteJohnLONSDALE11Apr1918
GunnerGeorge W.LORD13Apr1917
PteJohnLORD16Aug1917
PteJosephLORD8Dec1916
PteWilfredLOVE9Oct1917
PteJohnLUND4Mar1917
PteRobertMACKEY20Jul1917
GunnerWalterMADEN12Jul1917
PteWilliamMANNING31Jul1917
SergtJohn HyMARSHALL9Oct1917
PteFrederickMARTIN23Oct1917
PteMichaelMcCORMACK31Oct1914
PteW.McCORMICK Aug1916
PteWalterMcDERMOT6Mar1919
PteW.MAC DONALD9Sep1916
GunnerJ. H.McDONDALD18Aug1915
PteJamesMcMURRAY15Sep1916
PteHaroldMEADOWCROFT9Jul1918
PteGeorgeMEEKS26Oct1917
PteWilliamMEEKS3Feb1918
Lan CorpW.MILLER4Jun1915
PteHarryMOORE14Jul1916
GunnerJohnMOSES30Oct1917
PteR. G.MURGATROYD17May1917
PteJ. E.NEIL5Aug1917
PteJamesNERNEY9Oct1917
PteGeorgeNIGHTINGALE1Apr1917
PteErnestNUTTALL31Oct1916
PteNormanNUTTALL2Apr1917
PteR. H.NUTTALL18Dec1917
PteThomasO'BRIEN26Nov1915
PteJamesODDIE 9 Apr1918
PteDanOLDFIELD24Dec1916
PteJ. R.ORMEROD14Oct1918
PteWalterORMEROD2Jan 1917
PteFredOVERTON11Sep1917
PteErnestPALMER14Nov1916
GunnerWalterPALMER12Jul1917
PteThomasPARKER21Mar1918
PteMiltonPARTINGTON4Oct1917
PteFelixPAYNE1Sep1917
PteW.PAYNE7Jun1917
DriverW. H.PAYNE16Feb1919
PtePeter W.PEACOCK23Oct1918
PteArthurPEEL19Apr1917
PteA. H.PHILIPSON25Jul1918
GunnerW. H. H.PHILIPSON4Nov1918
PteWillPICKUP18Oct1916
PteJ. P.PILKINGTON30Mar1916
PteWellingtonPILKINGTON27Dec****
PteHerbertPILLING18Oct1916
SergtJamesPINNINGTON30Jul1918
SapperJ. R.PLACE14Feb1919
PteWilliamPLACE13May1918
PteEdgarPLANE25Apr1917
PteAbsolomPOLLARD7Jul1916
PteBenPOOLEY30May1917
PteRobert A.PROCTOR1Jan1918
PteGeorge SmithPYLE13Jun1915
PteEdmundRAMSBOTTOM11Jul1915
PteC. W.RAYNOR27Aug1918
PteWilliamREADER10Feb1917
PteG. W.REDHEAD18Apr1916
Lan CorpFredRIDEOUGH16Sep****
PteAlanRIGG31Jul1917
PteGreenwoodROTHWELL20Nov****
Lan SgtJ.ROWAN14Jul1916
Lan CorpJ. T.RUSHTON10Apr1917
PteJ. H.SAGAR9May1917
BombrHarrySANDERSON4Aug1917
PteEdSCHOFIELD2May1917
PteWilliam RobertSCHOFIELD25Apr1915
 FrankSCHOLES8Oct1918
PteHubertSCHOLES28Jul1918
PteJ. E.SCOTT11Apr 1916
PteErnestSHARPE10Mar1918
PteJ. T.SHAW12Oct1918
PteJamesSHAW22Mar1918
PteJames C.SHAW1Jul1916
PteW.SHUTTLEWORTH27Sep1918
PteSamuelSIMISTER25Jul1916
CorpFrankSLATER25Sep1915
2nd LieutHenrySMITH19Oct1918
CorpR.SMITH11Apr1917
PteFrankSPENCER13Sep1917
PteFredSPENCER26Sep1917
PteJamesSTANSFIELD23Sep1917
PteFredSTOTT4Dec1917
PteWilliamSTOTT24Jul1916
PteThomasSTRINGER19May1917
PteJames AlbertSUTCLIFFE17May****
PteGeorge Robt.TANN12Apr1918
PteJohnTATTERSALL23Oct1916
PteT. A.TATTERSALL30Aug1918
Lan CorpWilfred H.TATTERSALL9Feb1917
Lan CorpA.TAYLOR9Oct1916
PteH. A.TAYLOR27Jul1917
PteHaroldTAYLOR24Aug1917
PteJ.TAYLOR17Feb1917
PteJ. J.TAYLOR18Sep1916
PteJ. W.TAYLOR13Oct1916
PteJordanTAYLOR29May1917
PteSamuelTAYLOR4Oct1917
GunnerThomasTAYLOR21Apr1918
PteWalterTAYLOR10Oct1917
PteJ. B.TEASDALE12Apr1918
PteHarryTETLOW10Jul1916
PteJohnTHOBURN7Aug1916
SergtJamesTHOMPSON24Mar1918
PteW.THOMPSON24Jun1916
PteW. H.THORNLEY11Oct1917
PteRobert B.THYNE17Feb1918
PteA. E.TIDDY3Nov1918
PteW.TIDDY2Apr1918
Drummer TIMPERLY1Jul1916
PteWilfredTODD21Mar1918
PteGeorgeTOLWORTHY28Mar1918
PteJamesTOLWORTHY31Oct1917
PteFrancisTOMLINSON27Jul1916
PteFredTOMLINSON27Jul1917
PteJamesTOMLINSON8Oct1917
SgtJames W.TOMLINSON31Jul1917
PteWillieTOMLINSON23Apr1917
PteGeorgeTOOTELL6Sep1918
PteF.TRICKETT29Oct1918
PteDavidTRIPPIER28Mar1918
PteJohnTRIPPIER27May1917
GunnerMiltonTRIPPIER12Jun1917
Pte W. TRIPPIER2Aug1916
GunnerJamesTURNER24Jun1917
DriverRobert HenryTURNER16Aug1915
PteHerbertTWISSE22Sep1917
PteRichardUTTLEY1Jul1916
PteDouglasWARWICK30Sep1918
PteLouisWARWICK9May1915
PteWilfredWARWICK11Nov1914
PteAlanWATERSON30Apr1918
GunnerT. E.WATKINS22Jul1916
A BombdrJ. W.WATSON18Sep1918
PteHarryWEBDEN12Oct1916
GunnerCharlesWESLEY6Sep1916
CorpJohnWHITHAM9May1915
Lan CorpGordonWHITTAKER30Jul1915
PteJohn Ed.WHITTAKER14Jan1918
PteR.WHITTAKER3May1917
GunnerRobertWHITTAKER22Jul1916
PteHaroldWILKINSON2May1917
PteJ. A.WILKINSON9Oct1917
PteErnestWILSON10Apr1917
PteT.WILSON5Feb1917
R.N.V.R.Charles R.WISE28Oct1918
Pte John WOOD27Jan1918
PtePercyWOOD27May1918
PteEdwardWOODWORTH12Jul1915
PteJohnWRIGHT3May1917
SapperLeslie B.WYLD6May1917
PteDavidYOUNG21Jun1916
GunnerF. G.YOUNG2Jul1916
      
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