Other Regiments in Lancashire

Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, The Lancashire Fusiliers fixing bayonets prior to the attack on Beaumont Hamel. Source Ernest Brooks [Public domain]

Loyal North Lancashire

King's Shropshire Light Infantry badge. Source Wikimedia Commons
Private Albert ASHWORTH

Service No: 41696

Details for Private Albert Ashworth
Private Samuel James BALL

Service No:

Details for Private Samuel Ball
Private Hartley BANNISTER

Service No: 32110

Details for Private Hartley Bannister
Private Jesse BANNISTER

Service No:27710

Details for Private Jesse Bannister
Private James HOPKINSON

Service No: 203280

Details for Private James Hopkinson

Lancashire Fusiliers

Lancshire Fusiliers cap badge. Source © IWM (INS 5610)
2nd Lieut Herbert WILSON

Service No:

Headstone for Place - Thomas and family
Headstone for Private Edwin Blades

Thomas Place was the second son of the late Richard Place, painter and decorator, and his wife, Margaret, of 64 Napier St. Nelson.

In 1911 he was living at the family home with his parents and John, his younger brother.

He enlisted in August 1916 and joined the 2/7 Battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers and went to France in February 1917.

Whilst serving in France he was killed in action on 21st March 1918 and is commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial Panel 32 to 34 and also on his family grave in St. John's, Nelson. (Plot B48).

Before enlisting he had been employed as a weaver at Messrs. Watson and Co., Albert Mills, Nelson. and was formerly connected with Carr Road Wesleyan church.

Sources
Commonwealth War Graves Commission 1911 Census
Great Marsden (Nelson) St. John the Evangelist MI's & Grave Books CD-Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society
Colne and Nelson Times 17th May 1918. Page 3 Col 3

Temp 2nd/L John SLATER

Service No

Details for Private John Slater
Private Robert WATSON

Service No: 568

Private Robert Watson
Details for Private Robert Watson
Private Tom PLACE

Service No: 203630

Headstone for Place - Thomas and family

Herbert was born in Nelson in 1889. In 1911 he was a stone mason aged 21 and living with his parents, William and Hannah Emily Wilson, at the Albert Arms, Leeds Rd. Nelson, where his father was the publican.

Also living there were his two siblings, Arthur and Gladys and a servant named Kate Hincliffe
Later the same year he married Fannie Eeastwood.

On the 8th November 1918 he was killed in action aged 29. At the time of his death his rank was 2nd Lieutenant in the 6th battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers (Territorial).

His widow, Fannie, was living at 13 Walton St. Nelson.

His grave is in Pont-Sur-Sambre Communal Cemetery B. 25. He is also commemorated on the family grave in St. John's Churchyard. Plot no. I 222

Inscription on CWGC
'REST IN PEACE'

Sources

Commonwealth War Graves Commission 1911 Census
Great Marsden (Nelson) St. John the Evangelist MI's & Grave Books CD-Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society
Lancashire BMD Indexes

Manchester

Royal Engineers Cap badge
Sergeant George BEARDSWORTH

Service No: 16855

Details for Sergeant George Beardsworth
Private Harry BROWN

Service No: 44624

Details for Private Harry Brown
Private William Hargreaves JOHNSON

Service No: TR3/3492

Details for Private William Hargreaves Johnson
Private Frederick LEE

Service No: 52916

Details for Private Frederick Lee

Liverpool

Emblem for Royal Army Service Corps
Private Joseph METCALFE

Service No: 29544

Details for Private Joseph Metcalfe
Private James SMITH

Service No: 25000

Private James Smith
Details for Private James Smith
St John's Churchyard

St John with St Philip Church
Barkerhouse Road
Nelson, Lancashire
BB9 9EY

Heritage Lottery Fund logo
Friends of St Johns logo
Please share this page…