ROLL of HONOUR.

CROSS BANK WESLEYAN CHURCH and SUNDAY SCHOOL,

PADIHAM, LANCASHIRE.

"They died in war that we in peace may live,
They gave their best so we are best should give,
Not for themselves, for justice, freedom, right,
They fought, and bid us forward in the fight."


"Whosoever should lose his life, shall preserve it"

Luke 17, Verse 33.

The Roll of Honour lists and pictures the following members of the Church and School: -

23344 Private Robert Anderton, Royal Army Medical Corps.

Killed in action, France/Flanders on the 28th September 1918.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 79, shows, born at Padiham, Lancashire and enlisted at Blackburn, Lancashire.

Lived at 42 Shakespeare Street, Padiham.

302388 Private Herbert Ashworth, 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment.

Died of wounds, France/Flanders on the 14th July 1917.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 59, shows, born at Padiham, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire whilst residing at Padiham.

Lived on Burnley Road, Padiham.

20783 Corporal William Astley, 6th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment.

Died of wounds, Mesopotamia on the 4th May 1916.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 35, shows, born at Yonkers, United States of America and enlisted at Accrington, Lancashire whilst living at Nelson.

Lived at 54, Pendle Street, Padiham.

Buried in the Amara War Cemetery, Iraq, plot VI, row B, grave 11. The Cemetery Register does not record any personal details.


235394 Private John Atkinson, 12th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment.

Killed in action, France/Flanders on the 18th August 1917.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 13, shows, born at Padiham, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire whilst residing at Padiham. Formerly 5304 East Lancashire Regiment.

Lived at 17, Oat Street, Padiham.

27454 Private Harry Brooksbank, Royal Army Medical Corps.

Died at Salonika on the 30th December 1918.

Not shown in "Soldiers Died in the Great War".

Buried in the Mikra British Cemetery, Salonika, grave 1586. The Cemetery Register does not record any personal details but shows that he was serving at the 33rd Stationary Hospital, Salonika.

15708 Private R. Bullen, 11th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment.

Died of wounds received in action on the 1st July 1916, in hospital at Huddesfield, West Yorkshire on the 10th July 1916.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 35, shows, born at Blackburn, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire whilst living at Padiham.

Lived at 18, Raleigh Street, Padiham.

Buried in Padiham Cemetery, Hapton Road, Padiham, plot B, grave 1120. The Cemetery Register records that he was aged 24 and the son of William Bullen of 41, Cardwell Street, Padiham and the late Jane Ann Bullen.

12816 L/Sergeant Charles Bush, 7th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment.

Killed in action, France/Flanders on the 3rd October 1915.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 35, shows, born at Read, Lancashire and enlisted at Haslingden, Lancashire.

Buried in the Le Touret Military Cemetery, France. Plot II, row H, grave 30. The Cemetery Register does not record any personal details.

39635 Private Alfonso Helm, 15th Battalion The Lancashire Fusiliers.

Died of wounds, France/Flanders on the 20th April 1917.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 25, shows, born at Padiham, Lancashire and enlisted at Southport, Lancashire. Formerly 12000 The King's (Liverpool) Regiment.

The Burnley Express of 19th May 1917 reported: - FORMER PADIHAM VOLUNTEER. News has been received by Mrs. Nessler of Herbert Street, Padiham, of the death, from wounds, on April 20th, of her brother, Private Alfonso Helm, formerly of Ingham Street, Padiham. The information will be very much regretted by a large circle of friends, as he was well known in Padiham. He was a weaver at Ingham's Mill up to six years ago, and was connected with the Cross Bank Wesleyan Chapel and School. He was also an enthusiastic Volunteer, and a capital shot.
Six years ago he left the mill and commenced business in Burnley, and then was a short time in Nelson. Lastly he had a business as a window cleaner at Southport, and he and Mrs. Helm and their one child lived at 129, Wennington Road. As an old Volunteer he joined the National Reserve in the early days of the movement. He was an ardent supporter of Southport Shooting Club, and he was very popular with the team. He enlisted into the Lancashire Fusiliers at the outbreak of war, though 37 years of age then, and set out for France the following May. In February 1916, Private Helm was invalided home, but returned to the front in June last.
According to the news received he was wounded on April 16th, and died in hospital on the 20th, being buried two days later. He was 40 years of age at the time of his death.

M2/192771 Private Heaton Hill, 648th M.T. Company, Army Service Corps.

Died of pneumonia at Dar es Salaam, East Africa on the 14th November 1918.
Not shown in "Soldiers Died in the Great War".
Lived at 3, Shakespeare Street, Padiham.

Buried in the Upanga Street Cemetery, Dar Es Salaam, Plot VIII, row B, grave 7. The Cemetery Register records that he was aged 30, the son of Thomas William and Lily Hill and the husband of Annie Hill of 102, Victoria Road, Padiham, Lancashire.

202923 Private William Hindle, 5th Battalion The Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment).

Died of blood poisoning, following frostbite at Halifax, West Yorkshire, on the 8th April 1917.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 19, shows, born at Calderdale, Lanarkshire and enlisted at Newcastle upon Tyne whilst living at Borwell, Newcastle upon Tyne.

The Burnley Express of 11th April 1917 reported: - PADIHAM SOLDIERS DEATH. The death took place, on Sunday, at the Halifax War Hospital, of Private William Hindle, 5th West Yorkshire Regiment. Deceased, who was 28 years of age, had resided in Burnley Road, Padiham. He enlisted last June at Leeds, and was drafted to Mansfield for training. He was afterwards sent to France, and later served in the Dardenelles. The death resulted from poisoning, accruing from frostbite. He was only married last November, and his wife was Miss Shaw, daughter of the late Mr. William Shaw, who died last week.
A brother of Private Hindle, Arthur Hindle, died in the Brighton Military Hospital in June 1915.
The interment taking place on Thursday afternoon at the Padiham Cemetery, and will probably be of a military character. Previous to joining the colours, Private Hindle was a prominent at Cross Bank Wesleyan Church and Schools.

Buried in Padiham Cemetery, Hapton Road, Padiham, plot C, grave 367. The Cemetery Register does not record any personal details.

7504 Private John William Hirst, 1st Battalion The Royal Highlanders (Black Watch).

Killed in action, France/Flanders on the 14th September 1914.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 46, shows, born at Higham, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire.

Lived at 6, Bright Street, Padiham. His wife and four children later moved to 8, John Street, Cheapside, Burnley.

Hirst has no known grave. Commemorated on the Ferte Sous Jouarre Memorial, France. The Memorial Register does not record any personal details.

G/77574 Private Fredrick Holland, 2nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers (The London Regiment).

Killed in action, France/Flanders on the 3rd June 1918.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 12, shows, born at Hapton, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire whilst living at Padiham. Formerly number TR/10/75313.

Lived at 6, Dryden Street, Padiham.

241457 Corporal John James Holland, 2/5th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment.

Killed in action, France/Flanders on the 21st March 1918.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 35 shows, born at Padiham, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire whilst living at Padiham.

Lived at 3, Canning Street, Padiham.

Holland has no known grave. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France. The Memorial Register records that he was aged 19 the son of William and Ellen Holland of 3, Canning Street, Padiham.

137320 Private Henry Rogers Hunter, Machine Gun Corps.

Died of wounds, France/Flanders on the 5th September 1918.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 75, shows, born at Padiham, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire whilst living at Padiham.

Lived at 10, Cemetery Row, Padiham.

498 Private Albert Johnson, 2/2nd (East Lancashire) Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps.

Drowned at sea on the 13th August 1915.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 79, shows, enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire.

Lost in the sinking of the "Royal Edward" in the Aegean Sea.

Lived at 21, St. Leonard's Street, Padiham.
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli. The Memorial Register records that he was aged 22, the son of Mary Johnson of 9, Station Road, Padiham and the husband of Mary Ellen Johnson of 8, Mitton Street, Padiham, Lancashire.

35827 Private Edward Lane, 1/4th Battalion King's Own (Shropshire) Light Infantry.

Died of wounds, France/Flanders on the 16th April 1918.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" shows, born at Morecambe, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire whilst residing at Padiham.

Lived at 23, Palmerston Street, Padiham.

34455 Private Albert McNulty, 8th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment.

Killed in action, France/Flanders on the 10th April 1917.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 35, shows, born at Preston, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire.

The Burnley Express of 25th April 1917 reported: - PADIHAM CO-OP OFFICIAL. Sunday School Enthusiast. A well known Padiham man has fallen on or about the 12th April, in Private Albert McNulty, 34455, of the East Lancashire Regiment, whose wife resides at 28, Lytton Street, Cheapside. The unfortunate soldier, previous to enlistment, was employed by the Padiham Co-operative Society as an assistant secretary, in which position he had won the respect and esteem of all. He enlisted at Burnley on October 20th 1916 and after training at Preston and Plymouth was drafted out in January last. Mrs. McNulty received the sad news from her brother, Private Ronnie Graham, also of the same regiment and who states in a letter that he was with the deceased when he died, and that the death was peaceful.
Two other brothers of this soldier are serving with the colours. Private John McNulty is with the Royal Field Artillery in France, where he has been over two years, and Private William Henry McNulty is in training with the Canadians.
In sporting circles Private McNulty was a familiar figure owing in a measure to his having been secretary to the Padiham Lads Football Club - a club which at one time gained a good reputation in the Calder town. Outside his family circle the death of Private McNulty will be nowhere more regretted than at Padiham Wesley Cross Bank School and Chapel, where he was assistant secretary in the Sunday School, and an active worker.

Buried in the Houdain Lane Cemetery, France. Row E, grave 5. The Cemetery Register records that he was aged 27, the husband of Annie McNulty of 28, Lytton Street, Cheapside, Burnley.

Private Herbert Pilling, 10th Battalion The Labour Corps.

Killed in action, France/Flanders on the 14th October 1917.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" shows, born at Blackburn, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire whilst residing at Padiham. Formerly 41800 Cheshire Regiment.

Lived at 1, Hill Street, Padiham.

"Greater Burnley in the Great War" states that he was killed by an aerial bomb whilst serving in the 61st Labour Company.

28751 Private Harry Thompson, 8th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment.

Died of wounds, France/Flanders on the 15th February 1917.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 35, shows, born at Whitworth, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire.

Buried in the Barlin Communal Cemetery, France. Plot I, row F, grave 46. The Cemetery Register does not record any personal details.

203158 Private Harry Uttley, 2/4th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment.

Killed in action, France/Flanders on the 21st March 1918.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 35, shows, enlisted at Padiham, Lancashire.

Lived at 176, Railway Terrace, Padiham. (Now re-named Russell Terrace).

Uttley has no known grave. Commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial, France. The Memorial Register records that he was aged 21 the son of Mrs. Emma Uttley of 176, Railway Terrace, Padiham, Lancashire.

7242 L/Corporal Arthur Webster, 8th Battalion The East Lancashire Regiment.

Died of wounds, France/Flanders on the 29th April 1917.

"Soldiers Died in the Great War" Part 35, shows, born at Padiham, Lancashire and enlisted at Burnley, Lancashire whilst living at Padiham.

The Burnley Express of the 12th May 1917 reported: -

Lived at 7, Station Road, Padiham.

Buried in the Caberet-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France. Plot XV, row H, grave 9. The Cemetery Register records that he was aged 39, the son of Alfred and Francis Jane Webster of Padiham, and the husband of Mary Webster of 7, Station Road, Padiham, Lancashire.

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