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War Memorial

St John's, Stonefold

1914 - 1919
To The Glory of God
And in Memory of

Lieut.J. R. S. MeadR.N.D. Pte.J. J. HoldenC.G.
Bomb.F. RothwellR.F.A. "J. H. HornerE.L.
L.Cpl.F. HarrisonGloue. Rgt "D. KnowlesK.O.R.L.
Pte.J. AlthamAPWOYks. "R. KnowlesR.A.M.C.
"E. BentleyEssex Rgt. Rfn.R. LaceyK.R.R.
"W. BurgesM.G.Coy Pte.T. L. NuttallR. Highrs
"R. CleggBord. Rgt "W. PickardK.S.L.L.
"H. DavisonK.L. "K. PilkingtonK.O.R.L.
"J. DavisonE.L. "T. RobinsonBord Rgt
"J. DixonK.L. "J. SibberingL.F
Engr.W. DixonMercMrn. "T. TaskerR.A.M.C.
Pte.W. EntwistleR.E. "J. TaylorL.F
"J. T. GregsonL.F. "W. TaylorE.L.
"H. HaworthK.O.R.L SmnG. R. TaylorHMS Verement
"J. W. HaworthK.L. Pte.W. WestwellK.O.R.L.
"C. HeatonScot. Rfls. "R. WhittakerL.F
"J. E. HeysE.L. "T. WorsleyL.F


Secon World War
1939 - 1945
JosephAltham JohnIllingworth
HaroldBordycott Wilfred HenryKavanagh
JimCockerill JackLambert
KennethHobson Kenneth AshworthRogers
JohnHolden JamesWolstenholme
War Memorial - First World War.
John Robert Shuttleworth MEAD. Lieut. Royal Naval Division. Hawks Battn. Killed in Gallipoli 26th Dec. 1915.
Fred ROTHWELL. Bombardier 'D' Battery. 52nd Brigade R.F.A. L/483. Died of wounds Weymouth Hospital 5th August 1917. Buried at Stonefold.
Fred HARRISON. Lance Cpl. 1st Gloucester Regt. 22036. Wounded in trenches near Loos 1st Dec. 1915. Died 2nd Dec. 1915. Buried at Noeux les Mines Communal Cemetery, France. Son of Stephen and Mary Ann Harrison, 136, Hud Hey Road, Haslingden. Choir Member.
Joseph ALTHAM. Re. A.P.W.O. 10th Yorks. 41801. Killed in France 11th April 1917.
Enoch Edward BENTLEY. Pte. 13th Essex Regt. 32643. Killed in France 18th February 1917.
William BURGESS. Pte. Machine Gun Coy. 39672. Killed when a bomb or shell exploded whilst he was looking for articles of equipment around a large dump of shells 27th November 1918.
Richard CLEGG. Pte. Border Rgt. 9127. Killed in Gallipoli 1st May 1915.
Harry DAVISON. Pte. 17th King's Liverpool Regt. 50234. Missing 31st July 1917. First Battle of Ypres. Listed on Menin Gate Memorial. Son of William and Mary Ellen Davison, 633, Blackburn Rd., Rising Bridge. Age 28.
James DAVISON. Pte East Lanes Regt. Killed in France May 1917. Age 39. Lived at 656, Blackburn Road, Rising Bridge.
Joshua DIXON. Pte. 1/7 Kings Liverpool Regt. Killed in France 20th Sept.1917. Battle of Menin Road Bridge.
William DIXON. Engineer Mercantile Marine. Died of malaria at Coedpenmaen, Pontypridd, 15th November 1918 after a voyage to East Africa.
William ENTWISTLE. Pte. 2nd East Lancs Regt. Attached to Royal Engineers. Killed in France 21st June 1917.
James Taylor GREGSON. Pte. Lancashire Fusiliers (2/7 Battn) 282468. Killed in France 10th May 1917. Age 19. Lived at 677, Manchester Road, Baxenden.
Harry HAWORTH. Pte. 1/6 Manchester Regt. 43056. (formerly 17075 Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regt.). Died of wounds 5th September 1917 France/Flanders.
John William HAWORTH. Pte. 17th Kings Liverpool Regt. 50246. (formerly 37967 East Lanes Regt.) Missing in First Battle of Ypres 1st August 1917. Later reported killed. Listed on Menin Gate Memorial.
Croysdale HEATON. Pte. 10th Scots Rifles. 16843. Killed at Loos 25th September 1915.
James Edward KEYS. Pte. 8th East Lancs Regt. 17173. Killed in France 8th March 1916.
John James HOLDEN. Re. 1st Coldstream Guards. 15042. Killed at Ginchy 15th September 1916. Listed on Thiepval Memorial. Age 26. Choir Member, Secretary of Church Institute.
John Henry HORNER. Pte. East Lancs Regt. 16113. Killed in France 16th July 1916. Listed on Thiepval Memorial.
Danel KNOWLES. Pte. 2nd King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt. 17019. Reported missing in France 8th May 1915. Later reported killed. Listed on Menin Gate Memorial.
Ralph KNOWLES. Pte. Royal Army Medical Corps. 84184. Died 17th November 1919. Age 40. Buried at Stonefold.
Rostron LACEY. Rfn. 13th King's Royal Rifle Corps. 16600. Later Corporal. Presumed killed 9th January 1918. Awarded Military Medal.
Tom Lacy NUTTALL. Pte R. Highlanders. 1st Battn. Black Watch. S/8331. Reported missing at Loos and reported killed 13th October 1915. Listed on Loos memorial.
William PICKARD. Pte. King's Shropshire Light Infantry. Killed in action 27th September 1918.
Kenyon PILKINGTON. Pte. 7th King's own Royal Lancaster Regt. 27391. Died 29th July 1917 in France. Listed on Menin Gate Memorial.
Thomas ROBINSON. Pte. 11th Border Regt. 28696. Formerly 4517, Liverpool Regiment. Killed in France/Flanders 10th July 1917. Lived 3, Lower Stonefold, Rising Bridge.
John SIBBERING. Pte. 17th Lancs Fusiliers. 32329. Died 21st October 1917 of wounds received the previous day.
Thomas TASKER. Pte. Royal Army Medical Corps. 102224. Died 13th June 1919.Age 42. Buried Stonefold. Husband of Susan Ann Tasker, 455, Blackburn Road, Acre, Haslingden.
John TAYLOR. Re. 5th Lancs Fusiliers. 204077. Killed in France 9th September 1917. Age 22. Lived at 7, Rising Bridge Road.
William TAYLOR. Pte. 1st East Lancs Regt. 5886. Killed in France 7th July 1915. Age 27. Son of William and Sarah Taylor, 9, Rising Bridge Road.
George Richard TAYLOR. Ord. Seaman. J57669. Reported drowned 2nd August 1918. H.M.S. Vehement sunk by mine in North Sea. Age 33. Listed on Plymouth Naval Memorial.
Wilkinson WESTWELL. Pte. 2nd King's Own Royal Lancaster Regt. 17014. Reported missing in France 8th May 1915. Later reported killed. Age 19. Son of late Wilkinson Westwell and Susannah of 658 Blackburn Road, Rising Bridge. Listed on Menin Gate Memorial
Richard WHITTAKER. Pte. 2/5th Lancs Fusiliers. 34082. Killed in action France/Flanders 20th June 1918.
Thomas WORSLEY. Re 11th Lancs Fusiliers. 34637. Missing in France presumed killed 21st October 1916.
The following are buried in Stonefold Churchyard but are not on the War Memorial.
George Edward BARLOW. Gunner. Royal Field Artillery. 164954. Age 31. Died 10th February 1919.
Robert BRIDGE. Corporal.. 7971. Depot East Lancs Regiment. Transferred to 575th Company Labour Corps. 278516. Died 21st November 1918. Age 33. Husband of Eliza Bridge, 11 Hazel Street, Rising Bridge.
Charles Henry TAYLOR. Sergeant. Depot East Lanes Regiment. 240689. Died 15th November 1918. Age 23. Son of Harry Holden Taylor and Alice Taylor, 309, Blackburn Road, Haslingden.
Albert WESTWELL. Corporal. Royal Army Service Corps. M2/150786. No.l Reserve M.T. Depot. Died 26th January 1917. Age 29. Son of Susannah Westwell of 658, Blackburn Road, Rising Bridge, and the late Wilkinson Westwell.
WAR MEMORIAL - Second World War
Joseph ALTHAM. Royal Artillery. Killed in action with Central Mediterranean Forces October 1943. Age 21. Recommended for posthumous award of Victoria Cross by his Commanding Officer but not approved. Originally lived at Blackburn Road, Rising Bridge and attended Baxenden Methodist School.
Harold BORDYCOTT... Lance Corporal Royal Engineers. Died of wounds October 8th 1944. Buried Bayeux Cemetery, Normandy, France. Age 30. Former Sunday School Teacher of 696, Blackburn Road, Rising Bridge.
James COCKERILL. Private. Green Howards Regiment. Killed in action 11th June 1944, France. Age 19. Son of Mr and Mrs. W. Cockerill, 15, Oak Avenue, Rising Bridge. Buried Bayeux Cemetery, Normany, France. Church Member and former choirboy.
Kenneth HOBSON. Trooper Royal Armoured Corps. Killed in vehicle accident near Barnard Castle, Durham, 9th October 1946. Age 18. Buried at Stonefold. Son of Mr and Mrs. George Hobson, Acre, Haslingden, Choir Member.
John HOLDEN. Sergeant Air Gunner R.A.F. Killed in Lancaster Bomber raid over Northern France lOth/11th June 1944. Age 21. Buried Bayeux Cemetery, France. Son of Mr and Mrs. T. Holden, Northfield Road, Rising Bridge. Former choirboy.
John ILLINGWORTH. Sergeant Flight Engineer. R.A.F. 1091212. Killed in flying accident 13th April 1944. Age 22. Lived at 658, Blackburn Road, Rising Bridge. Buried at Stonefold. Member of Baxenden Methodist Church.
Wilfred Henry KAVANAGH. 16th Lancers. Killed in accident in Austria, September 1946. Age 24. Son of Bessie Kavanagh, 6 Oak Avenue, Rising Bridge. Organist at Baxenden Church and former choir member Stonefold.
Jack LAMBERT. Killed in action, Italy, 28th July 1944. Age 25. Fomerly of Taylor Street, Acre, Haslingden. Served with 8th Manchester Regt.
Keith Ashworth RODGERS. Sub Lieut. (A). Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. Killed in flying accident near Speke Aerodrome 16th October 1945, whilst flying from Scotland on leave for his parents' silver wedding. Age 22. Husband of Mrs. Beryl Rodgers. Former choirboy
James WOLSTENHOLME. Leading Stoker Royal Navy. Lost his life whilst serving on convoy operations March 1944. Age 25. Son of Mrs. M. Wolstenholme, 8, Hoyle Street, Rising Bridge. His wife was serving in the A.T.S. Former choirboy.


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