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WAR CIRCUS: SERVING SHOWMEN 1914-1918

H. Spencer and V. White c. 1915
© National Fairground Archive Collection, University of Sheffield Library, National Fairground and Circus Archive (NFCA)

THIS LIST IS AN A-Z OF SHOWMEN SOLDIERS & SAILORS NOT IDENTIFIED AS CIRCUS TYPE WORKERS OR PERFORMERS. 

There were reported to have been 70,000 showmen who served in WW1. This list contains 630+ individuals. Cross reference with The circus A-Z list, names should not appear on both lists. This list was compiled in 2016 by Circus Central’s European Volunteer Student Giuseppe Marin. , from The World’s Fair Mircofiles which are held at the National Fairground and Circus Archives, University of Sheffield. 

 

KEY

 

   FAMILY NAME, Given Names, Rank

              (underlined if they died)

 Fairground Info: Job or employer

   WF: The World’s Fair Newspaper  reference: Photo/Letter date.

   Military Info: as complete as possible, many include treatment locations. For a full list of WW1 military abbreviations visit the National Archives online:

   Served, Wounded, Killed, Prisoner of  War (POW).

 

Those known to be brothers are listed  BROTHERS: 1, 2, 3, etc. This is not an indication of age order.    

 

ACKROYD, Fred, Driver

   WF: Photo 12/10/18

   Military info: 245733, 1203 Battery, E Sub, Royal Field Artillery, Warren Heath Camp

   Served

 

AGNEW, C., Gunner

   Fairground info: Employer by Mr. P. Collins

   WF: Photo 18/5/18

   Military info: 43396, Royal Field Artillery, Ward 305, N. W. Hospital Gosforth

   Severely wounded

 

ALEXANDER, F., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 31025, R.A.M.C.

Eugene Anderson, 4/9/1915
©Photo reproduced by kind permission of
The World’s Fair Ltd.

     Served

 

ANDERSON, Eugene

     WF: Photo 4/9/15

     Military info: H.M.S. Grafton

     Served

 

ANDERTON, Gilbert, Pte

     Fairground info: West of England     Caterer

     WF: Photo 20/1/17

     Military info: 14th Devon Regiment

   Served

 

     ANDERTON, Rowland, Mr.

     WF: Photo 22/12/17

     Military info: 221, “A” Division, Constable

     Served

 

BROTHERS:    

1. ANDREWS, Arthur Pte

     WF: Photo 22/4/16

     Military info: 4/8 Middlesex Regiment

     Served

 

2. ANDREWS, Walter Pte

   WF: Photo 22/4/16

   Military info: 4/8 Middlesex Regiment

   Served

    

ANDREWS, Thos., Pte

     WF: Photo 9/10/15

     Military info: Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. ANGUS, John, Driver

     WF: Photo 18/8/17

     Military info: Royal Garrison Artillery

     Served

 

2. ANGUS, Joseph, Pte

     WF: Photo 18/8/17

     Military info: 2/6 West York

     Killed in action

 

ANSON, C., E., Driver

     WF: Letter 5/2/16

     Military info: No. 110436, 26th Brigade, Amm, Column, 1st Division, No. 1 Casualty Clearing Station, B.E.F., France

     Wounded

 

APPLETON, R., Lc.-Cpl.

     Fairground info: Known as “Bobby” Appleton

     WF: Photo 29/1/16 (see letter 28/10/16)

     Military info: No. 23643, 13th Royal Scots Ward Hi

     Served, Wounded in the head

 

ASHINGTON, H., Pte

     Fairground info: Show Proprietor

     WF: Photo 29/7/16

     Military info: No. 25649, “D” Co., 13th Batt. Yorkshire Regt., 121 Brigade 40th Division, B.E.F. France

     Served

 

AVEYARD, F., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: 10th Service Batt. Line Regiment

     Served

 

AVEYARD, Fred, Tully

(Possibly the same person as above)

     WF: Photo 30/1/15

     Military info: 10th Service Battalion Lincolnshire, Brocklesby

     Served

 

BACON, John, C., H., Pte

     WF: Son of Prof. Levitia, novelty showman

     WF: Photo 1/9/17

     Military info: 716295, 26th Canadians, B.E.F., France

     Gassed Twice

BAIGENT, T., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 19306, “A” Co. 4th Beds Regt.

     Served

 

BAILEY, A., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 20782, Army Service Corps F.A.

     Served

 

BAILEY, Charles, Pte

Francis Bailey 20/2/1915
© Photo reproduced by kind permission of
The World’s Fair Ltd.

     WF: 21/10/16

     Military info: Northumberland Fusiliers

     Killed in action

 

BAILEY, Geo., H.

     WF: Photo 9/1/15

     Military info: 117th Battery R.F.A.

     Wounded in the head at the battle of Mons, back to service

             

BAILEY, T., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

     Served

 

BAINES, Frank, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: 3rd West Yorks

     Served

 

BALLEY, George, Pte

   WF: Photo 6/1/17

   Military info: 6646, “B” Co., 2/9 Royal Scots, Barking

   Served

 

BALMER, E., Corporal

     WF: Photo 27/11/15

     Military info: No. 117903, Section 1, “D” Co., 6th Battery, R.E.L.B.

     Served

 

BARKER, Freddy, Pte

     WF: Photo 27/10/17

     Military info: 30966, “F” Co., 11Hut, 32nd Training Reserve Battalion, Clipstone Camp, Mansfield

     Served

 

BARKER, Geo., Rifleman

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 9560, “A” Co., King’s Royal Rifles

     Served

 

BARKER, Johnny, Pte

     WF: Photo 2/9/16

     Military info: No. 34387, “M” Co., 3rd Suffolk Regt.

     Served

 

BARKER, Thomas, Pte

     Fairground info: Yorkshire stallholder

     WF: Photo 7/7/17 (see Letter 10/11/17)

     Military info: 201949, Caterpillar Section, 86th Section, R.A.M.T., 108 Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery, B.E.F., France

     Served, Killed in action

 

BARRON, Jack, Gunner

     WF: Photo 5/8/16

     Military info: No. 96996, No. 10 Co., Royal Garrison Artillery, Co., Cork

   Served , Died of wounds

 

BATEMAN, Ted, Pte

     Fairground info: Shooting Saloon proprietor

     WF: Photo 3/2/17

     Military info: 6718, 3/7/ Middlesex Regt., Old Park Camp, Canterbury

     Served

 

BATTY, Joe

     WF: Photo 30/1/15

     Military info: Sergeant-Instructor in the Durham Light Infantry, South Shields

     Served

 

BEACH, Geo, Driver

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Mechanical Transport, A.S.C.

     Served

 

BEAZER, W., F., Pte

     WF: 22/4/16

     Training at Kinmel Camp

 

BECKETT, Joe, Pte

     Fairground info: Stallholder and Shooting Saloon Proprietor

     WF: Photo 5/8/16 (see Letter 11/8/17 and 19/10/18)

     Military info: No. 2956, 4th Manchester Batt., “A” Co., No. 4, Hut, Riby Camp, Grimsby

     Served, Killed in action

 

BEDFORD, W., Driver

     WF: Photo 15/4/6 (see Letter 11/8/17 and 23/2/18)

     Military info: R.F.A., A.A.S., B.E.F.

     Served

 

BEDGMORE, Henry, Pte

     WF: Photo 21/8/15

     Military info: 5th Welsh Regiment

     Served

 

BENNET, Samuel, Seaman

     WF: Photo 4/12/15

     Military info: No. 2197 Royal Naval Reserve, Traveller Section 839, H.M.S. Victory

     Served

 

BENSON, William Pte

     Military info: D Co Essex Regiment

     Killed

 

BENTLEY, Thomas, Pte

     Fairground info: Member of the Lancashire Showmen’s football team

     WF: 6/2/15 (see photo WF 13/3/15)

     Military info: No. 2713, 18th Mobile Section Royal Army Veterinary Corps

     Served/Promoted Sergeant T. Bentley, A.V.C., 56th Brigade, R.F.A., 13th Division Mediterranean Expeditionary Force

BROTHERS:

1. BERNARD, Bert, Seaman

   Fairground info: Staff of Murphy and Campbell

   WF: Photo 3/5/19

   Military info: His Majesty’s Minesweepers

   Served

 

2. BERNARD, T., H., Gunner

   Fairground info: Son-in-law of Mr. George C. Campbell

   WF: Photo 3/5/19

   Military info:

 

BERRY, Randall, Pte

   Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

   WF: Photo 23/11/18

   Military info: East Lancs., 55th Division

   Wounded

 

BETTANEY, Thomas, Driver

   WF: Photo 30/9/16

   Military info: No. 4449, R.F.A., 33 Battery, 11th Brigade, B.E.F., France

   Served

 

BETTANEY, William, Pte

   WF: 2/11/18 (see Photo 9/11/18)

   Military info: 9th Manchester Regiment

   Killed in action

 

BIDDALL, Joseph

     WF: Photo 17/7/15

     Military info: National Service League

     Served

 

BIRCH, D., Pte

     WF: Photo 6/2/15

     Military info: No. 2708, Royal Army Veterinary Corps, 9th section, Woolwich

     Wounded

 

BIRD, Willie, Pte

     WF: Photo 19/1/18

     Military info: B.E.F., France

    Died of illness

 

BISHTON, Alfred, Pte

     Fairground info: Yorkshire Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 22/12/17

     Military info: 209800, M.T., A.S.C., 895 Compound, Tractor Company, W.E.F. Egypt

     Served

 

 

BROTHERS:

1. BLACK, Henry, Pte

     WF: Photo 28/7/17

     Military info: 17866, 15th Hut, “B” Co., 98th Training Reserve Battalion

     Served

 

2. BLACK, Morris, Pte

     WF: Photo 28/7/17

     Military info: Army Veterinary Corps, No. 8 Yeomanry, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

BLACK, J., Rifleman

(W. Howorth’s Brother-in-law)

     WF: Photo 18/1/19

     Military info: 87854, 1/3 Rifles, “D” Co., 14th Platoon, K.L.R., B.E.F., France

     Missing

 

BROTHERS:

1. BLISS, Charles, Pte

     WF: Photo 10/3/17

     Military info: Northumberland Fusiliers, Salonica

     Served

 

2. BLISS, John, Henry, Pte

     WF: Photo 10/3/17

     Military info: Northumberland Fusiliers, Salonica

     Wounded then Missing

 

3. BLISS, William Pte,

     WF: Photo 10/3/17

     Military info: Northumberland Fusiliers, Salonica

     Served

 

BLOWER, Charles, North Pte

     WF: Photo 26/12/14

     Military info: South Wales Borderers

     Served

 

BOLESWORTH, H., Pte

     Fairground info: Mile Road Fair Ground, London

     WF: Photo 3/3/17

     Military info: 23516, “B” Squadron, 3rd Troop, 9th Lancers, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

 

BOMBADIER, Nichols

     WF: Photo 30/1/15

     Military info: Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

BOND, George, Pte

     WF: Photo 8/6/18

     Died of wounds

 

BOND, Henry, Pte

     WF: Photo 25/12/15

     Military info: No. 1957, Middlesex Regiment

     Served

 

BOND, Jim, Sapper

     Fairground info: Surrey Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 30/6/17

     Military info: 466802, 38th Anti-Aircraft Section, A., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

BOWERS, Joseph, Henry, Corporal

     Fairground info: Marionette and ghost show

     WF: Photo 18/12/15

     Served

 

BRADY, James Sapper

     WF: Photo 22/5/15

     Military info: No. 76681 Royal Engineers

     Served

 

BREEZE, W., M., 2nd Airman

     Fairground info: Known as “Chinkey”

     WF: Photo 17/2/17 (see Letter 6/10/17)

     Military info: 24689, 13th Section, 17th Company, A.B. Wing, Royal Flying Corps, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

BRENNAN, Johnny, Pte

     WF: Photo 9/9/16

     Military info: No. 4450, “D” Company, Royal Garrison Artillery

     Served

 

BRIDGFORD, Tom

     WF: 29/5/15

     Military info: 1st Batt. Northampton Regt.

     Wounded

 

BRIDGMAN, TOM

     Fairground info: Boxer

     WF: 29/5/15

     Killed

 

BROOK, Fred, Pte

   Fairground info: Stallholder

   WF: Photo 21/4/17

   Military info: 38441, 3rd West Yorks, 33rd I.B.D.A.P.O. S/17, B.E.F., France

   Served

 

BROOZE, W., G.,

     WF: Letter 23/2/18

     Military info: 24689, 1st A.M. Winch Depot, M.T., Workshops, No. 1 A/D/, R.F.C., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

BROSE, Harvey

     Fairground info: Novelty Showman

     WF 27/2/15 (Letter 14/8/15)

     Military info: Royal West Surreys (Queen’s Own)

     Served

 

BROUGHTON, Nelson Pte

     WF: Photo 22/5/15

     Military info: No. 229 Company, 41st Divisional Train of the Army Service Corps

   Served

 

BROWN, James, Henry, Pte

     WF: Photo 25/9/15

     Military info: 9th Batt., Manchester Regiment

     Died from Wounds

 

BROWN, John, Pte

     Fairground info: Switchback proprietor

     WF: Photo 24/2/17

     Military info: Mechanical Transport Section, Army Service Corps

     Served

 

BUCKLEY, Chas., Driver

     WF: Photo 18/9/15

         Military info: “B” Sab., 1st Battery, 2/3          

       S.M.B.

         Served

 

    BROTHERS:

 1. BUNN, Alfred, Rifleman

         WF: Photo 11/8/17

         Military info:15747, 3rd Battalion Rifle    

     Brigade, “D” Co., No. 15 Platoon, B.E.F.

         Missing

 

 2.   BUNN, Richard, Gunner

         WF: Photo 11/8/17

         Military info: 57411, No. 4, Section

     177, Co. Machine Gun Corps, B.E.F.,

     France

         Served

 

 3.   BUNN, Thomas, Rifleman

         WF: Photo 11/8/17

         Military info: Post Office Rifles

         Killed in action

    

 

     BURDON, Alfred, Sapper

         WF: Photo 29/12/17

         Military info: No.5, Shipyard Co.,

     Royal Engineers

         Served

 

BURKE, P., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 3514, “C” Co., 2/5th East Lancs.

     Served

 

BURKES, Thomas, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Canadian Expeditionary Force

     Served

 

BURTON, A., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 2359, 4th K.O.Y.L.I.

     Served

 

BURTON, Alf., Pte

     Fairground info: Scottish roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 22/9/17

     Military info: 334340, M.T., A.S.C.

     Served

 

BUTLIN, George, Pte

     WF: Photo 4/11/16

     Military info: No. 5950, 5th Welsh Reserve Batt., “G” Company

     Served

BUTTERWORTH, H., Driver

     WF: Letter 15/2/19

     Military info: 265040, Transport Section, 1/12 Loyal North Lancs. Pioneers, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

CADDICK, William, Pte

     WF: Photo 24/2/17

     Military info: 43028, 23rd Works Company, King’s Liverpool Regiment

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. CASE, E., Sergeant

     WF: 5/2/16

     Served

 

2. CASE, William, Pte

   WF: Photo 30/11/18

   Military info: Army Service Corps

   Served

 

CASE, Thomas, 2nd Air Mechanic

     WF: Photo 30/11/18

     Served

 

CHADWICK, Alfred, Driver

     Fairground info: Stallholder

     WF: Photo 17/6/16 (see 12/10/18)

     Military info: Transport Section, K.O.R.L.

     Served, Killed in action

 

CHADWICK, Richard, Pte

     Fairground info: Son of Dick Chadwick, The “ Lancashire Cokernut King”

     WF: Photo 3/7/15

     Military info: South Lancashire Territorials

     Served

 

CHAPLAIN, Henry, Gunner

     Fairground info: Midlands Stallholder

     WF: Photo 13/10/17

     Military info: 108434, Royal Garrison Artyllery, 394 Siege Battery, B3 Group, Zona di Guerra, Italy

     Served

 

CHAPMAN, J., H., Pte

   Fairground info: Bird Show

   WF: Photo 21/4/17

   Military info: 16578, “G” Co., Hut 20, 3rd Highlanders

   Served

 

CHAPMAN, T., G., Driver

   Fairground info: Stallholder

   WF: Photo 24/3/17

   Military info: 276466, 532 Co., H.T. Army Service Corps

   Served

 

CHARLES, Gilbert

     WF: Letter 30/1/15

     Military info: One of 150 show engine drivers in one regiment

     Served

 

CHARLES, Henry, Driver

     WF: Photo 19/5/17

     Military info: Mechanical Transport, No. 3 Section, “C” Co., Army Service Corps, B.E.F.

     Served

 

CLARK, R., W., Lance-Corporal

     WF: Photo 18/11/16

     Military info: No. 18980, No. 1 Co., 14th “L” Battery, Scottish Rifle, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

CLARKE, George, Pte

   Fairground info: Kie Show Fame

   WF: Photo 12/5/17

   Military info: Transport Section, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

   Served

 

CLARKE, S.

     WF: Photo 26/8/16

     Military info: No. 17583, 318 Co., M.T, A.S.C.

     Served

 

CLARKE, W., G., Pte

     WF: Photo 27/2/15

     Military info: No. 17330, King’s Own, Scottish Borderers, “A” Company, 7th Batt.

     Served

 

CLOUGH, Sammy, Driver

     WF: Photo 11/3/16 (see Letter 5/1/18)

     Military info: 4451, “D” Battery, R/F/A/, 175 Brigade, B.E.F., Italy

     Served

 

CLOUGH, W., Pte

     Fairground info: Stallholder

     WF: Photo 26/8/16

     Military info: No. 2145, “A” Squadron, 3rd Cheshire Yeomanry

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. COATES, William, Pte

     WF: Photo 23/6/17

     Military info: 105 Section, Caterpillar Corps, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

2. COATES, T., Pte

     WF: 12/5/17

     Military info: Manchesters

     Killed in action

 

CODONA, Frank, Corporal

Pte Frank Codona 7/9/1918
©Photo reproduced by kind permission of
The World’s Fair Ltd.

     WF: Photo 11/11/16 (see Photo 7/9/18)

     Military info: 50574, 12 Batt., Royal Scots, Gef Lager, Germany

     Served, P.O.W.

 

COGGER, Frank, Corporal

     WF: Photo 30/10/15

     Military info: No. 17071, “B” Co., 11th Batt., Cheshire Regt.

     Wounded in the right hand

 

COLEMAN, Joe, Pte

     Fairground info: Known as Joe “Palliser”

     WF: Letter 2/6/17 (Letter 23/2/18, Photo 9/11/18)

     Military info: Section 3, M.T., A.S.C., 8th Aux. Steam Coy.

     Served

 

COLLINS, Ernest, Pte

     Fairground info: Known as “Jack”, Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 18/11/16

     Military info: No. 35343, Commandant’s Office, Rifle Range, Hornsea

     Served

 

COLLISON, S., Lance-Corporal

     WF: Letter 21/9/18

     Military info: 21525, “B” Co., 8th Lincolnshire Regt., France

     Served

 

COLQUHOUN, A., Pte

     Fairground info: Known as “Slippery”

     WF: Photo 30/1/15

     Military info: Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

CONNELLEY, Nicholas, Driver

     Fairground info: Connelly Bros. Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 25/8/17

     Military info: 229522, M.T., A.S.C., Hounslow Barracks, Middlesex

     Served

 

CONNER, Fred, Pte

   WF: Photo 16/11/18

   Military info: 51895, “K” Co., 18th Platoon, 51st Notts and Derby Regiment, No. 4 Hut

   Served

 

COOK, John, Pte

   Fairground info: Ballooning

   WF: Photo 31/3/17 (see Photo 28/12/18)

   Military info: “A” Co., 1/8 Highlanders, 19th I.D.B.S. 17, B.E.F., France. Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders

   Served, Balloon ascent to the height of 3,500 feet

 

COOPER, Frank, Pte

     WF: Photo 17/7/15

     Military info: Royal Horses Artillery

     Served

 

COOPER, J., H., Sapper

     WF: Photo 19/1/18

     Military info: 292830, T.W.T., Royal Engineers, A.P.Q.S. 36, B.A., France

     Served

 

CORDWELL, Leonard, Driver

     WF: Photo 19/8/16 (see Letter 30/3/18)

     Military info: No. 038076, A.S.C., North Camp

     Served

 

CORDWELL, James, Driver

     WF: Photo 1/12/17

     Military info: 118731, treated at County of London War Hospital, Epsom, Downs.

     Wounded

 

CORDWELL, William, Pte

     Fairground info: Stall holder

     WF: Photo 1/4/16

     Military info: No. 26735, “C” Co., 22nd Batt., Lancashire Fusiliers, No. 20 Hut, 11 Camp.

     Served, died of wounds

 

CORRIGAN, John, Corporal

     WF: Photo 15/6/18 (see Letter 15/6/18)

     Military info: 162689, 695 Mechanical Transport Company, Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force

   Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. COTTAM, C., GEO.

     Fairground info: Lancashire Showmen’s Football Team

     WF: Photo 10/4/15

     Military info: 5th batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, Egypt

     Killed

 

2. COTTAM, Robert

     WF: Photo 10/4/15

     Military info: 1st batt. L.N.I. Regt.

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. COWIE, John, Pte

   WF: Photo 21/7/17

   Military info: 44946, No. 1 Platoon, “A” Co., 2nd 6th Manchester Regt., B.E.F., France

   Served

 

2. COWIE, R., Pte

Pte R. Cowie 9/2/1918
©Photo reproduced by kind permission of
The World’s Fair Ltd.

   WF: Photo 9/2/18

   Military info: 19891, “E” Co., 52nd Leicester Regiment, No. 28 Hut, No. 4 Lines, Clipstone Camp

   Served

 

CROLE, J., Driver

     WF: Photo 28/10/16

     Military info: No. 174044, Pontoon Shop, T.D.R.F.

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. CROLE, James, Pte

     WF: Photo 4/1/19 (see Letter 4/1/19)

     Died of wounds

 

2. CROLE, John, Pte

     WF: Photo 4/1/19

     Military info: 90430, 4th Reserve Devous, “A” Co., 4 Hut, 2 Camp

   Been home on short leave

 

 

CROMBIE, Peter

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: H.M.S. Swiftsure

     Served

 

CROW, A., Pte

     WF: Photo 10/11/17

     Military info: M/280673, Army Service Corps, D2 Canton, S71, A.P.G., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

CROW, C., H., Lance-Corporal

     WF: Letter 30/6/17 (see Letter 21/9/18)

     Military info: 46569, 10th Platoon, “C” Co., 10th Batt., N. Fus., B.E.F. France

     Served

 

CUMMINS, Alexander

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Mine Sweeper

     Served

 

CUMMINS, John, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

           Military info: 1st Gordon Highlanders

     Served

 

DAILEY, Robert, Sgt.

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 8153, K.O. Scottish     Borderers D.C.M.

     Served

 

     DAILEY, Robert

         Fairground Info: Sec. Yorkshire Stall

     Holder Assn.

         WF: Letter 29/8/14

         Served, awarded the Distinguished

     Conduct Medal for his gallant services

     8/5/15

    

     DAILEY, Robert Corporal

         WF: Letter 30/1/15

         Served

    

     DALY, D., P., Sapper

         WF: Photo 6/10/17

         Military info: 169393, 300th E. and M.    

     Co., Royal Engineers, M.E.F.,

     Mesopotamia

         Served

 

     DANIELS, Richard, Gunner

         Fairground info: Known as “Dick

     Daniels”, stallholder

         WF: Photo 30/12/16

         Military info: Royal Garrison Artillery

         Served

 

     DARLOW, T., F., Pte

         WF: 30/1/15 (see photo WF 27/2/15)

         Military info: No. 2 Company, 7th Batt.,

     K.O.R.L. Regiment, Andover

       Served

 

     DAVIDSON, Adam, Driver

         Fairground info: Cockernut shie

     proprietor

         WF: Photo 8/9/17

         Military info: 204042, 7th D.L.I.,    

     Transport Section, B.E.F., France

         Wounded twice

BROTHERS:

1. DAVIES, E., J., Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: Swansea Battalion

         Served

 

2. DAVIES, Gordon, Sergeant

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: 2nd Batt. Grenadier Guards

         Served

 

3. DAVIES, T., G., Pte

         WF: 28/8/25

         Military info: 138 Batt., B.E.F.

         Served

 

4. DAVIES, W., J., Corporal

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: Welsh Horses

         Served

  

5. DAVIES, Stanley, Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: Welsh Horses

         Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. DAVIES, C., Pte

         WF: 19/2/16

         Military info: 20th Welsh Pioneers

         Training

 

2. DAVIES, Charlie, Driver

         WF: Photo 12/1/18

         Military info: British Troops, Italy

         Served

 

3. DAVIES, Harry, Driver

         WF: Photo 12/1/18

         Military info: 257376, 9th Auxiliary Steam Company, P.O.W. Co. A.P.Q.S.2, B.E.F., France

       Served

  

4. DAVIES, Lewis, Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: 1st Warwicks Garrison Artillery

         Served

 

DAVIES, Charles, Driver

         WF: Photo 19/10/18

         Military info: 42416, 276 M.G.C., Mesopotamia Expeditionary Force,

         Served

 

DAY, William, Pte

         WF: Photo 2/11/18

         Killed in action

    

DAY, Thomas, Sapper

         Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

         WF: Photo 10/2/17

         Military info: 223773, P8, Company Royal Engineers, St. Mary Barracks, Chatham

         Served

 

DEAKIN, J., Pte

         WF: 28/8/15 (see Photo 4/3/16)

         Military info: No. 16640, 10th Batt.

     Border Regt.

         Killed in Action

 

     DEARDEN, Joseph, Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 5991, 2nd East

     Lancashires

         Served

 

     DEARDEN, Norman, Gunner

         Fairground info: Nephew of Mr. and

     Mrs. Mitchell, Lancashire Roundabout

     proprietor

         WF: Photo 5/10/18

         Military info: 145 Heavy Battery,

     Royal Garrison Artillery, East Cheshire

     Regiment, B.E.F., France

         Served

 

     DEEKS, Chas., Driver

         WF: Photo 22/5/15

        Military info: 2nd Army Troops Train,

     A.S.C.

         Served

    

     DEEKS, Charles, Pte

         WF: Photo 29/3/19

         Military info: Essex Regiment,

         Back Home

 

     DEWHIRST, E., Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 20, 315, 3rd East    

     Lancashires

         Served

 

     DEWHURST, R., Pte

         WF: Letter 22/1/16

         Military info: Treated at B4 Ward, Cof 8, Whitworth Street, Military Hospital,

     Manchester

     Injured

 

     DEWHURST, R., Pte

     WF: Photo 25/8/17 (see Photo 3/5/19)

     Military info: 27895, No6 Section, 931 Co., M.T., A.S.C., B.E.F., France

     Served, Missing

 

     DIXON, Gilbert, Driver

     WF: Photo 21/7/17

     Military info: 380276, 26 K.L.R, Transport Section

     Served

 

     DIXON, James, Pte.

     Military info: 259, 3rd Royal Fusiliers, No 11, London General Hospital

     Wounded

 

     DIXON, James, Corp.

     WF: Photo 28/11/14 (letter 30/10/15)

     Military info: 6th Royal Fusiliers

     Served, Wounded, Prisoner

 

     DIXON, W., Pte

     WF 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 12169, 4th Sec., 15 Labour Co.

     Served

 

     DOBLE, E., J., Driver

     Fairground info: Winter Gardens, Stapleton Road, Bristol

     WF: Photo 13/1/17

     Military info: 57823, R.E., 9th Battalion Cheshire Regiment, No. 4, I.B.D., B.E.F., France

       Served

 

     DOLAN, Mike, Sergeant

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: 1st Batt. Irish Guards

     Served

 

     DON, John, Driver

     Fairground info: Manager for Madame Bounds, “The Bear Lady”

     WF: Photo 27/11/15

     Military info: No. 2428, 3/1st East Lancashire Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

DONLON, Mike, Sergt.

     Fairground info: Heavyweight Champion of the North

     WF: 7/8/15

     Military info: 1st Batt. Irish Guards

 

DOUBTFIRE, A., Corporal

     WF: 10/4/15

     Military info: R.M.L.I., Malta

     Wounded

 

DOUBTFIRE, W., H.            

     WF: Photo 26/12/14

     Served

 

DOWLE, A., G. Major

     Fairground info: Blanchard lamps seller

     WF: Photo 14/7/15

     Military info: Commander-in-Chief of the Welsh Civilian Army, A.U.T.M.

     Served

 

DUCK, James, Pte

     WF: Photo 14/7/17 (see Photo 20/6/18)

     Military info: 316736, M.T., Army Service Corps Garage

     Served

 

DUWHURST, E. Pte

     WF: Photo 10/7/15

     Served

 

DYER, Herbert, Pte

     Fairground info: Ghost Show

     WF: Photo 17/8/10

     Served, Missing

 

EAST, Frank, Pte

     Fairground info: Manager of the popular novelty “Miss Rose Foster”

     WF: Photo 17/7/15

     Served, with his five brothers

 

ECKERSLEY, Pte

     WF: 9/11/18

     Died of cholera at Bagdad

 

EDMONDS, G., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 101456, Mechanical Transport, A.S.C.

     Served

 

EDMUNDS, G., Pte

     WF: Photo 10/7/15

     Military info: Mechanical Transport A.S.C.

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. EDWARDS, James, Pte

   WF: Photo 16/12/16

   Military info: 23517, 9th Lancers, No. 5 General Base, Cavalry Details, Rouen, France

   Served

 

2. EDWARDS, Monty, Pte

     Fairground info: Roundabout

     WF: Photo 28/11/14

     Military info: 13th batt. “B” Company of the Imperial Fusiliers

     Served

 

3. EDWARDS, Robert, Pte

     WF: Photo 16/12/16

     Military info: 5194, 3rd-5th Gloucesters, Windmill Camp, Andover

     Served

 

ELLIS, H., G., Sergeant

     WF: Photo 2/11/18

     Served, awarded the Military medal and the Croix the Guerre

 

EMERSON, John, Gunner

     WF: Photo 23/6/17

     Military info: 18764, “B” Co., “D” Section, 6 Hut, Royal Garrison Artillery

     Served

 

EVANS, R., W., Pte

     Fairground info: Has ambitions to be a poet

     WF: Letter/poem 5/2/16

     Military info: No. 17895, 2nd Batt., Border Regiment, “A” Co., 4th Section, British Expeditionary Force, France

     Served

 

FANNING, Harry, Pte

     Fairground info: Original Royal Court Marionette proprietor

     WF: Photo 28/7/17

     Military info: 1st Cameronians, S.R., “D” Co. 14th Platoon, B.E.F., France

     Served, awarded the Military Medal

 

FARREL, Joe, Pte

   WF: Letter 11/5/18

   Military info: 18070, 14th Platoon, 4th Co., 2nd Batt., Coldstream Guards, B.E.F., France

   Served

FARRELL, W., Lc. Corp.

     WF: Photo 3/7/15

     Military info: South Midland Royal Engineers

     Served

 

FELTON, B., Bombardier

     WF: Photo 21/10/16

     Military info: No. 116842, R.F.A., No. 4 Section, 11th D.A.C., 11th Div., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

FERRIS, T., Pte

     WF: Photo 2/2/18

     Military info: 101555, 1928 Co., Mechanical Transport, A.S.C., Mesopotamian B.E.F.

     Served

 

FLANAGAN, Steve, Sergeant

     WF: 28/8/15 (see Photo 10/8/18)

     Military info: 6th Northamptonshire Regiment

     Served, twice wounded, awarded the Distinguished Conduct Medal and the Military Medal

 

FLETCHER, E., Pte

     WF: Photo 19/2/16 (see Photo 20/10/17)

     Military info: 44343, “A” Sub Section No. 1 A.S.C., A.M.T.D., France

     Served, wounded

 

FLOWERS, Jack, Corporal

     WF: 7/8/15

     Military info: Royal Engineers

     Served

 

FOX, Johnny

     Fairground info: Murphy & Campbell’s

     WF: Photo (Pre-war) 2/2/18

     Served

 

FRAMPTON, William, Mr.

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 22/12/17

     Military info: 222, “A” Division, Constable

     Served

 

FRANCIS, H., Driver

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: 3rd Div. Ammunition Col. R.F.A.

     Served

 

FRANCIS, H., Driver

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 1 Section R.F.A.

     Served

 

FRANKLIN, Driver

     Fairground info: Shooting Saloon Proprietor

     WF: 27/5/16

     Military info: No. 116555, Royal Field Artillery, 8th Reserve Battery, “D” Sub-Section, Fulwood Barracks, Preston

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. FREEMAN, G., B., Pte

     Fairground info: Known as “G. Biddall”

     WF: Photo 6/4/18

     Discharged having been wounded

 

2. FREEMAN, Horatio, Pte

     WF: Photo 23/6/17

     Military info: 87183, 93 Co., No. 2 Section, Machine Gun Corpe, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

3. FREEMAN, W., Pte

     WF: Photo 26/10/18

     Military info: 38703, 11th Platoon, “C” Co., 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

FURNEY, Robert, Pte

     WF: Photo 26/2/16 (17/6/16)

     Military info: 45790, M.M, “D” Co., 19th Batt., Royal Welsh Fusiliers, 14th Platoon, B.E.F., France

     Served, awarded the Military Medal for gallant conduct

 

GAGE, Joe, Driver

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 43137, Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

GAMBLE, James, Driver

     WF: Photo 8/3/19

     Military info: 271163, M.T. Army Service Corps, 58 Siege Battery, Caterpillar Section, C. Siege Park, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

GARDNER, Thomas Pte.

     Fairground info: “Tommy, the Goldfish King”

     WF: Photo 24/3/17 (see Letter 30/3/18)

     Military info: No. 16259 A.V.C. No 5 Sec. B.E.F., France

     Served

 

GARNER, L., B., Pte

     WF: Letter 30/10/15

     Military info: No. 55992, No. 24 General Hospital, R.A.M.C., A.P.O., S11, British Expeditionary Force, France

   Served

 

GARNON, Tom

   Fairground info: Murphy & Campbells

   WF: Photo (pre-war) 2/2/18

   Served

 

GAYE, Joe, Driver

     WF: Photo 24/7/15

     Served

 

GAYS, Percy, Pte

     WF: 2/10/15 (Letter 30/10/15)

     Served, Missing

 

GESS, Frank, Pte

     Fairground info: Athlete

     WF: Photo 3/5/19

     Served, won the Army and Navy Championship two years in succession, Demobilised

 

GILBEY, Fred, Driver

     WF: Photo 18/12/15

     Military info: Royal Garrison Artillery

     Served

 

GILLEY, Horace, Lance-Corporal

     Fairground info: Manager on the Leon Vint Circuit

     WF: Photo 8/1/16

     Military info: Army Ordnance Corps

     Served

 

GRAHAM, John, James, Driver

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 3/3/17 (see Photo 23/11/18)

     Military info: No. 3 Section, “A” Echlon, 7th D.A.C., R.F.A., B.E.F., France

     Served, awarded the Military Medal, Killed in action

 

GRANT, Farrier, Richard, Sergeant

     Fairground info: Lancashire Stallholder

     WF: Photo 13/2/15

     Military info: No. 4096, 160 Company of the A.S.C.

     Served

 

GRAY, Claude, Pte

     WF: 30/9/16

     Military info: Suffolks

     Killed in action

 

GRAY, Joe, Pte

     WF: Photo 29/1/16

     Military info: Black Watch Regiment

     Served

 

GARY, Kenneth, Pte

   WF: Photo 13/4/18

     Served

 

GREASLEY, F., S., Walton

     WF: Photo 9/1/15

     Military info: A.S.C. Motor Transport

     Wounded

 

GREALY, Jack, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15 ( Letter 18/9/15)

     Military info: No. 9595, 1st Worcesters

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. GREIG, Harry, Pte

     Fairground info: Horse Dealer

     WF: Photo 2/12/16

     Military info: No. 19 Room, 3rd Gordon Highlanders, Barracks, King Street

     Served

 

2. GREIG, Johnny, Pte

     Fairground info: Horse Dealer

     WF: Photo 2/12/16

     Military info: No. 26195, No. 11 Hut, Scottish Rifles Nigg, Ross shire, Scotland

     Served

 

3. GREIG, Mechech, Pte

     Fairground info: Horse Dealer

     WF: Photo 2/12/16

     Military info: No. 14897, No. 19 Room, 3rd Gordon Highlanders, Barracks, King Street

    Served

 

 GRIFFITHS, L., Seaman

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Royal Navy

     Served

 

GRISENTHWAITE, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: 3/9 Batt. King’s Liverpool Regt.

     Served

 

GRUNDY, J., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 7623, Royal Welsh Fusiliers

     Served

 

GURLING, M., A., Pte

     WF: Photo 9/10/15

     Military info: No. 1795, 5th Lancashire Territorials

     Wounded

 

HAIGH, Walter, Pte

     Fairground info: Shooting Saloon proprietor

     WF: Photo 27/1/17

     Military info: 6709, “N” Co., 3rd Platoon, 1/6 Duke of Wellington, B.E.F., France

     Served, Killed in action

 

HALL, Rowland, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: 1st Batt. Leicester Regt.

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. HAMLIN, A., Pte

     WF: 21/9/18

     Military info: 4th Platoon, Gun Section, 18th Gloucester Regiment

     Killed in action

 

2. HAMLIN, W., Pte

     WF: Photo 30/6/17 (see 21/9/18)

     Military info: 31136, 12th Gloucester Regt., No. 4 Camp, Sutton Coldfield

     Wounded twice

 

HAMPTON, George, Pte

   WF: Photo 29/12/17

   Military info: “D” Company, 3rd Lincoln

   Wounded

 

HANCOCK, Arthur, D., Gunner

     WF: Photo 8/12/17

     Military info: 75860, “D” Batt., 11th Co., Tanks Corps, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

HANCOCK, Arthur, James

     WF: 5/2/16

     Military info: No. 3 Group, Lord Derby’s Scheme, No. 1 Hut, “B” Co., Catterick

     Served

 

HARE, C., Driver

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 53081, Royal Engineers

     Served

 

HARLEY, R., B., Gunner

     Fairground info: Scottish Tattooist

   WF: Photo 16/2/18

     Military info: 190438, Hut 11, 1st Siege Artillery, 4th Battery Reserve Brigade, R.G.A.

     Served

 

     HARNIESS, Frank, Pte

     Fairground info: Member of Harniess Bros., Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 26/1/18

     Military info: Barclay Place, Bridgewater

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

    1. HARRINGTON, Arthur, Pte

     Fairground info: Cheshire Stallholder

     WF: Photo 24/8/18

     Military info: 12th King’s Own Royal Lancaster, “B” Company

     Invalided, Discharged

 

2. HARRINGTON, Ben, Pte

     Fairground info: Cheshire Stallholder

     WF: Photo 24/8/18

     Military info: 29576, Army Veterinary Corps, “B” Sub, 24th Veterinary Hospital, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

3. HARRINGTON, George, Pte

     Fairground info: Cheshire Stallholder

   WF: Photo 24/8/18

     Military info: 3rd A.M., No. 6 Apron, No. 2 Squadron, Royal Air Force, London

     Served

 

4. HARRINGTON, James, Pte

     Fairground info: Cheshire Stallholder

     WF: Photo 24/8/18

     Military info: 47891, 2nd Manchester Regiment, 10th Platoon, “C” Co., B.E.F., France

   Missing

 

5. HARRINGTON, Robert, Pte

   Fairground info: Cheshire Stallholder

   WF: Photo 24/8/18

   Military info: 37th Welsh Cycle Corps

   Died

 

 HARRINGTON, J., Pte

     WF: Photo 27/2/15

     Military info: 7th Batt. No. 2 Company of the K.O.R.L.

     Served

 

HARRIS, William, Pte

     WF: Photo 17/6/16

     Military info: No. 16714, “F” Co., 3rd Batt, R.W.R., Parkhurst, Isle of Wight

     Served

 

HARRIS, T., G., Pte

     WF: Photo 10/11/17

     Military info: 182060, No. 7, Transway Co., Royal Engineers, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

HARRISON, David, Pte

     WF: Photo 12/5/17

     Military info: 11th Yeomanry Cyclist Section

     Served

 

HARRISON, Isaac, Pte

     Fairground info: Lancashire Stallholder

WF: Photo 13/2/15

Military info: No. 7887, “A” Company 13th Manchester Regiment

Training

 

HART, Charles, Pte

     WF: Photo 15/9/17

     Military info: 42083, No. 9 Platoon, “C” Co., 18th Manchester Regt.

     Killed in action

 

HARVEY, Brose, Pte

WF: Photo 11/8/15

     Military info: Queen’s Royal West Surreys

     Wounded

 

HARVEY, Henry, Lance-Corporal

     WF: Photo 16/12/16

     Military info: 23515, No. 5, General Base, Cavalry Details, Rouen, France

     Served

 

HAWLEY, Geo., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 9774, Warwickshire Regt.

     Served

 

HAYES, C., Saddler

   Fairground info: Stallholder

   WF: Photo 17/3/17

   Military info: 56629, 6/110th Brigade, 25 Division, Royal Field Artillery, B.E.F., France

   Served

 

HEADLEY, Harold, Milner, Pte

   Fairground info: Franco-British Exhibition, Birkenhead

     WF: Photo 23/12/16

     Military info: 46347, “B” Co., 23rd Batt., King’s Liverpool Regiment

     Served, Killed in action

 

HEATH, Leo., Prof.

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Defense Corps

     Served

 

HEMMING, Oliver, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 113707, Mechanical Transport A.S.C.

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. HEMMINGS, Alfred

     Fairground info: Derby man

     WF: 13/3/15

     Served

 

2. HEMMINGS, John

     Fairground info: Derby man

     WF: 13/3/15

     Military info: Seaforth Highlanders, New Army

     Served

 

3. HEMMINGS, Samuel, George

     Fairground info: Derby man

     WF: 13/3/15

     Military info: R.A.M.C., France

     Served

 

4. HEMMINGS, Thomas

     Fairground info: Derby man

     WF: 13/3/15

     Military info: Joined the New Army

     Wounded in the knee during the Boxer Rising in China

 

    5. HEMMINGS, Sidney

         Fairground info: Derby man

     WF: 13/3/15

     Military info: Canadian Expeditionary Force

     Served

 

HENDERSON, Charles, Lance-Corporal

     WF: 27/4/18 (see Photo 11/5/18)

     Military info: 1/5th Cornwalls, France

     Killed in action

 

HENDERSON, W., Pte

     WF: Photo 4/11/16

     Military info: No. 5640, 2/6th Glousters, B.E.F., 55th Infantry Base Depot, France

     Served

 

HENSHAW, William, Pte

     WF: Photo 21/9/18

     Military info: “A” Co., King’s Liverpool Regiment

     Killed in action

 

HERBERT, Johnny, Driver

     WF: Photo 27/5/16

     Military info: Caterpillar Section, Mechanical Transport, A.C.S.

     Serve

 

HERCHER, P., Sapper

     WF: Photo 7/9/18

     Military info: 408277, Royal Engineers

     Served, awarded the Military Medal for gallantry and great devotion to duty

 

HEYWOOD, J., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: H.M.S. Ribble

     Served

 

HIGGINS, Harry

     WF: Photo 9/1/15

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. HILL, Albert, Pte

   WF: Photo 20/10/17

   Military info: T/278148, A.S.C. late R.G.A.

   Served

 

2. HILL, Harry, Pte

   WF: Photo 4/5/18

   Military info: Royal Scottish Fusiliers

   Killed in action

 

3. HILL, James, Driver

   Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

   WF: Photo 8/4/16

   Military info: Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps

   Training at Osterly Camp, Isleworth, London

 

4. HILL, Jas, Lc-Copl.

   WF: Letter 21/7/17

   Military info: A.S.C., M.T., 146 Siege Battery, Am. Column

   Served

 

5. HILL, Wm., Driver

     WF: Letter 7/8/15 (Letter 1/4/16, 21/10/16, 21/7/17, 23/3/18 and 9/11/18)

     Military info: No. 72773, E. E. Cable Section, Army Signals, Royal Engineers, Egypt

     Served

 

HOBBS, George, Pte

     Fairground info: Manager for Mr. P. Collins

     WF: 26/10/18

     Died in an Italian Hospital

 

HOBSON, George, H., Pte

     Fairground info: Liverpool Caterer

     WF: Photo 5/1/18

     Military info: Machine Gun Corps

     Wounded, awarded the Ribbon of the Military Medal

 

HODGSON, H.

     WF: Photo 10/7/15

     Military info: Mechanical Transport A.S.C.

     Served

 

HOLDSWORTH, Arthur, Gunner

   WF: Photo 17/2/17 (see Letter 21/7/17)

   Military info: 117677, NO. A! Hut, “H” Co., 4th Depot, Royal Garrison Artillery

   Served

 

BROTHERS:

Pte Frederick Holloway 12/10/1918
©Photo reproduced by kind permission of The World’s Fair Ltd.

1. HOLLOWAY, Fred, Pte

   WF: Photo 21/9/18 (see 12/10/18)

   Wounded and missing, Killed in action

Pte Wm. Holloway 12/10/1918
©Photo reproduced by kind permission of The World’s Fair Ltd.

2. HOLLOWAY, W., Pte

   WF: Photo 3/2/17

   Military info: Royal Warwickshire Regiment

   Served, P.O.W.

HOLMES, Albion, Pte

     Killed

 

HOLMES, G., Pte

     WF: Photo 14/9/18

     Military info: 35085, 3rd Garrison Bedford Regiment, “B” Co., 6th Platoon, India

     Served

 

HOLMES, G., Pte

     WF: Photo 16/9/16

     Military info: “A” Co., 27th Regt., Royal Fusiliers Chocolate Factory, Edinburgh

     Served

 

HOLMES, Richard, Pte

     Fairground info: Stallholder

     WF: 5/8/16

     Military info: 3rd Dragoon Guard, “C” Squadron, No. 1 Troop

     Served

 

HOLT, Francis, Joseph, Pte

     WF: 12/10/18

     Military info: S/40609, 6th Batt., Queen’s Own Cameronian Highlanders

     Killed in action

 

HOLT, H., J., Pte

     WF: 7/8/15

     Military info: No. 302 Company, Mechanical Motor Transport A.S.C.

     Served

 

HOPKINS, Thomas, Driver

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 26/5/17

     Military info: 300000, M.T. Army Service Corps, No. 7

     Served

 

HOUGH, Albert

     WF: 7/8/15

     Military info: 2nd Batt. Manchester Regiment

     Served

 

HOWDEN, Jack, Pte

 WF: Photo 2/9/16

   Military info:No. 21373, 3rd Lincoln, B.E.F., France

   Served

 

HOWORTH, W., Pte

     WF: Photo 18/1/19

     Military info: 60509, South Lancashire Regiment, Working Battalion

     Served

 

HOYLE, Edgar Pte

     Fairground info: Musician at the Grand Walsall Theatre

     WF: Photo 5/12/14

     Military info: Belle Vue Barracks, Bradford

     Served

 

HUGES, W, Corporal

     WF: Letter 10/11/17 (see Letter 23/2/18)

     Military info: 19832, 4th Platoon, 34th Labour Co., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

HUGHES, Freddy, Driver

     Fairground info: Boxer

     WF: Photo 1/1/16

     Military info: Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

HURTS, Norman, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: “A” Co., 13th Manchester

     Served

 

HURST, Norman Sapper

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 15/5/15

     Military info: Royal Engineers

     Served

 

HURST, W., N., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 186202, Mechanical Transport, A.S.C.

     Served

 

HUTCHESON, Sergeant

     WF: Photo 7/7/17

     Military info: 19617, 20th Middlesex Regt., “A” Co., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

HYATT, James, Pte

     Fairground info: known as “Jimmy Brown”

     WF: Photo 3/2/17

     Military info: “B” Co., 1st Middlesex Regt., 7th Platoon B.E.F.

   Served

 

ILLINGWORTH, Sam, Pte

     Fairground info: Stallholder and traveler

     WF: Photo 25/12/15

     Military info: Bomb Thrower, 8th Border Regiment

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. INGHAM, J., H., Gunner

     WF: Photo 2/3/18

     Military info: 125030/282, 8th Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

2. INGHAM, R., N., Seaman

     Fairground info: Stallholder

     WF: Photo 27/1/17 (see Letter 6/10/17)

     Military info: M.Z., 2383, 1st Sub Port Main Top, R.N. Depot Crystal Palace

     Served

 

3. INGHAM, S., N., Lance-Corporal

     Fairground info: Lancashire Stallholder

     WF: Photo 8/12/17

     Military info: 39146, 3rd East Lancashire Regiment, G.P.O., India

     Served

 

INGHAM, W., A., Gunner

     Fairground info: Stallholder

     WF: Photo 24/6/16

     Killed

 

IRVIN, E., T., Pte

     WF: Photo 5/1/18

     Military info: 33916, No. 11, Scottish Rifles, Base Depot Forces, Salonika

     Served

 

IRVIN, James, H., Pte

     Fairground info: Scottish Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 7/4/17 (see photo 29/3/19, 3/5/19)

     Military info: 281683, No. 6 Section, 931 Co., M.T., A.S.C., B.E.F., France

     Served, Missing

 

ISTED, E.

     WF: Photo 26/8/16

     Military info: No. 08066, 318 Co., M.T, A.S.C.

     Served

 

JACKSON, Joe, Pte

     WF: Photo 12/5/17

     Military info: 8939, 54th T.R. Battalion, “A” Co., Transport Section

     Served

 

JACKSON, J., H.

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 7/8/15

     Military info: “c.” Co., 10th Platoon, Nelson Batt. Royal Naval Division

     Served, Wounded, Served

 

JAMES, Alfred, Pte.

   WF: Photo 17/3/17

   Military info: 8 Hut, C Lines, 8th Depot, No. 1 Batt., M.G.C., Transport

   Served

 

JAMES, William, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 11513, “D” Co., 2nd Batt., S. Staffs

     Served

 

 

JENNINGS, Cyril

     WF: Photo 30/1/15

     Military info: A.S.C., Aldershot

     Served

 

JEPSON, Fred, Pte

     Fairground info: Stallholder

     WF: Photo 7/4/17

     Military info: 271000, 163rd Section, H.A.M.T., 258th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, Caterpillar Section, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

JERVIS, George, Pte

   Fairground info: Steam Swing proprietor

   WF: Photo 16/2/18

   Military info: 162850, 1005 Company, Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps, Egyptian Expeditionary Force

   Served

 

JOHNSON, C., J., Prof

     WF: Photo 5/12/14

     Military info: Red Cross

     Served

 

JOHNSON, D., Pte

     WF: 2/10/15

     Military info: No. 20864, “D” Co., 14 Platoon, 22 S. Batt., Hants Regt.

     Served

 

JOHNSON, Elijah Driver

     WF: Photo 5/6/15

     Military info: Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

JOHNSON, J. Pte

     WF: Photo 28/11/14

     Military info: Royal West Kents, Claim to have fired the first shot for the British Army in France

     Served

 

JOHNSON, J., W., Pte

   WF: Photo 20/5/16

   Military info: No. 4507, 7th N.F. Reserve Force, Redcar Camp, Redcar

   Served

 

JOHNSON, Professor

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: British Red Cross Society

     Served

 

JOHNSTONE, W., Pte

     WF: Photo 10/7/15

     Military info: Mechanical Transport A.S.C.

     Served

 

JONES, J., Sapper

     WF: Photo 4/11/16

     Military info: No. 145972, 2nd R.B., R.F., 3rd Co.

     Served

 

 

BROTHERS:

1. JONES, M., Gunner

     Fairground info: Employ by Wm. Thurston

     WF: Photo 14/4/17

     Military info: 70354, Royal Garrison Artillery, 373 Siege Battery, No. 2 Camp, Hut 13

     Served

 

2. JONES, Charlie, Pte

     Fairground info: Employ by Wm. Thurston

     WF: Photo 14/4/17

     Military info: 33435, 9th Platoon, “C” Company, 11th Batt., Middlesex Regiment, B.E.F., France

     Served, wounded twice

 

JONES, W., H., Trooper

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Overseas Squadron, A.S.C.

     Served

 

JONES, Thomas, Pte

   WF: Photo 8/1/16

   Military info: No. 9222, Worcestershire Regiment

   Wounded: trigger finger blown off, frozen feet

 

KITTERIDGE, J., S., Seaman

     WF: Photo 15/2/19

     Served

 

KERRINSON, R., J., Driver

     WF: Photo 5/6/15

     Military info: 4th Regt. Army Service Corps

     Served

 

LANGDON, W., Pte

   Fairground info: Manager for Lucy Moore

     WF: Photo 19/6/15

     Served

 

LAWRENCE, A., Pte

     WF: Photo 22/7/16

     Military info: Royal Scots Fusiliers

     Killed in action

 

LEACH, F., Sergeant

     Fairground info: Shoemaker

     WF: 28/8/15

   Military info: Canadian Regiment

     Served

 

LENNARD, Jimmy, Petty Officer

   WF: Photo 19/2/16

   Military info: Royal Naval Division

   Training

 

LEONARDS, Alf, Pte

   Fairground info: Employer of Mr. P. Collins

   WF: Photo 1/6/18

   Military info: 127727, Royal Army Medical Corps, 24th General Hospital, B.E.F., France

   Served

LEVER, J., T., Pte

   WF: Photo 18/5/18

   Military info: 90959, 8th Durham Light Infantry, 13th Platoon, “D” Co., B.E.F., France

   Served

 

LEVY, A., Pte

   WF: 16/9/16

   Died of wounds

 

LEWIS, E., B., Pte

   WF: Photo 27/1/17

   Military info: 35419, S.W.B., B.E.F., France

   Served

 

LEWIS, Jack

   WF: see Letter to WF 21/8/15 (Photo 12/6/15)

   Military info: No. 8447 “C” Co., 10th Warwicks  

   Served

 

LEYLAND, Samuel, Pte

   Fairground info: Marionette and Cinematograph show proprietor, owner of the Picture Palace, Milnsbridge

   WF: Photo 22/3/19

   Military info: Mechanical Transport Section

   Served

 

     LITTLEWOOD, H. Pte

         WF: Photo 17/10/14

         Military Info: 9314, Rifleman, 1st

     Riflebrigade,

         Served, P.O.W Gafangenin Langa

     Doberitz, Germany,

 

LING, Joe

     WF: Photo 26/12/14

     Served

 

LOCK, Frank, Corporal

     Fairground info: Employed by Alderman G.T. Tuby and Sons, Doncaster

     WF: Photo 24/11/17

     Military info: West Yorks Regiment

     Killed in action

 

LOWE, Henry Pte

     WF: Photo 20/10/17

     Military info: 1/7th Royal Warwickshire Regiment

     Died of wounds

 

BROTHERS:

1. LYNCH, George, Lance-Corporal

     WF: Photo 23/12/16

     Military info: 5th King’s Liverpool Regt., “D” Squad, Stanhope Liner

     Served

 

2. LYNCH, Robert, Gunner

     WF: Photo 23/12/16

     Military info: 150596, 9th Reserve Battery, R.F.A., Fulwood Barracks, Preston

     Served, then became P.O.W.

 

BROTHERS:

1. LYONS, Harry, Sgt.

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Inniskilling Fusiliers

     Killed

 

2. LYONS, Percey

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Inniskilling Fusiliers

     Wounded

 

3. LYONS, Robert

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Mechanical Transport

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. MACINTOSH, S., Gunner

     Fairground info: Member of the “Glasgow Celtic Showmen’s F.C.”

     WF: 30/1/15 (see photo WF 27/2/15)

     Military info: 33rd Reserve, “L” Division of the Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

2. MACINTOSH, S., Pte

     WF: Photo 5/1/18

     Military info:297328, Road Construction Company, R.E., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

3. MACINTOSH, J., Pte

   Fairground info: Player of the Carnival Celtic F.C.

   WF: Photo 6/1/17

   Military info: 7027, “A” Co., 2/6 Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders, Norwich

   Served

 

4. MACINTOSH, T., Pte

     WF: Photo 16/11/18

     Military info: 7076, Group 2, Hut 84, R.M.E., Bedenham Camp

     Served

 

MADDEN, M., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 24115, 1st Cheshire

     Served

 

MADDOCKS, R., Pte

     Fairground info: Known as “Doctor”, employee of Mr. P. Collins

     WF: 18/9/15

     Military info: No. 15881, “D” Co., 14th Platoon, 6th Section, Indian Expeditionary Force

     Wounded

 

MALLEY, John, Gunner

   Fairground info: Stallholder (Mr. James Dearden)

     WF: Photo 14/10/16

     Military info: No. 85192, “S” Section, Royal Naval Air Service, G.P.O.

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. MAPPLEBECK, Joseph, Henry, Drummer

     WF: Photo 9/1/15 (see Photo 16/6/17)

   Military info: No. 2356, 11th Batt., Gunner in the 2nd Royal Scots, B.E.F., France

     Wounded, invalided home

 

2. MAPPLEBECK, Thomas, Pte

     WF: Photo 16/6/17

     Military info: 50614, 1st Northumberland Fusiliers, 3rd Platoon, “W” Co., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

MARCHANT, Billy, Pte

     WF: 7/8/15

     Military info: Duke of Leicestershire Yeomenary

     Served

 

MARSHALL, Bob Pte.

     Fairground info: Writer and scenic artist for Jack M. Headley’s Franco-British Exhibitions

     WF: 28/8/15 (Letter 16/10/15 and 8/4/16)

     Military info: No. 365 M.T. Co., A.S.C., Advanced M.T. Depot, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

MARSHALL, Willie, Pioneer

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 1/7/16

     Military info: No. 129627, “A” Co., 4th Section Special Brigade, No. 1 Batt Royal Engineers, British Expeditionary Force, France

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. MARTIN, A., T., Pte

     WF: Photo 7/10/16

     Military info: No. 166604, Caterpillar Driver, 86th Seige Battalion, Ammunition Column 13th Corps, B.E.F.

     Served

 

2. MARTIN, G., H., Sapper

   WF: Photo 7/10/16

   Military info: No. 159795, Royal Engineers, St. Francis Barracks, Malta

   Served

 

MARTIN, Edward, Pte

   Fairground info: Preston Stallholder

   WF: Photo 19/5/17

   Military info: 24720, No. 11 Hut, “D” Co., 3rd K.O.L.R.

   Served

 

MARTIS, John, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 48768, 2nd Worcestershire

     Served

 

MATHIESON, Johnnie

     Fairground info: “the Fighting Scot”

     WF: 7/8/15

     Military info: 1st Batt. Seaforth Highlanders

     Served

 

MATTHEWS, William, Pte

   WF: Photo 24/3/17

   Military info: 3792, “B” Co., 2/5 Hants. Batt., Fort St. George, Madras, India

   Served

 

MATTHEWMAN, Hector

     WF: Photo 9/1/15

     Military info: A.S.C.T.

     Served

 

MAYNE, S., Pte

     WF: Photo 28/6/18

     Military info: 192268, 1007 Company, Mechanical Transport Army Service Corps, Egyptian Expeditionary Force, Egypt

     Served

 

McARDELL, Fred

     WF: 17/6/16

     Military info: A.B., H.M.S. Invincible

     Killed in action

 

McCABE, Joseph, Pte

     WF: Photo 24/7/15

     Military info: No. 3421, 4th Black Watch

     Served

 

McDONALD, James, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: 1st Cameronians

     Served

 

McEVOY, Pte

     WF: 27/4/18

     Military info: 178th Manchesters, King’s Ward, 2nd Eastern General Hospital, Brighton

     Wounded

 

McGOWAN, Gilbert, Driver

     Fairground info: known as “Gibbie”

     WF: Letter 17/4/15

     Military info: 166 Driver, A.S.C. 21st Field Ambulance, B. Sec., 7th Div. Train, British Expeditionary Force

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. McGUINESS Briney

   Fairground info: Boxer

   WF: Photo 9/10/15

   Military info: Army Veterinary Corps, Alexandria, Egypt

   Served

 

2. McGUINESS Teddy, Corporal

   Fairground info: Boxer

   WF: Photo 9/10/15

   Military info: Army Veterinary Corps, Alexandria, Egypt

   Served

 

McINTOSH, Wm.

   WF: 28/8/15

   Military info: Mine Sweeper

   Served

 

McINTYRE, J.

     WF: Letter 24/7/15

     Military info: No. 3232, 4th Seaforth Highlanders, British Expeditionary Force, France

     Served

 

McKENZIE D., Sergeant

   WF: Photo 30/10/15

   Military info: Drill Instructor, No. 1743, 1st Gordon Highlanders

   Wounded

 

McKENZIE, James, Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: 4th Batt. Gordon Highlanders

     Served

 

MELLOR, Frank, A.C.2

     Fairground info: Staff of the “World’s Fair”

     WF: Photo 25/5/18

     Military info: Royal Air Service, Benchfield Promenade, Penzance

     Served

 

MELLOR, Walter, Pte

     WF: Photo 25/5/18

     Military info: 43277, “C” Section, 21st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps, B.E.F., Italy

     Served, awarded the Military Medal

 

BROTHERS:

1. MERRICK, Billy, Pte

     WF: Photo 28/9/18

     Military info: Construction Co., Holloway

     Served

 

2. MERRICK, Bobby, Driver

     WF: Photo 28/9/18

     Military info: 183599, 152 Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

3. MERRICK, Harry, Driver

     WF: Photo 28/9/18

     Military info: 54th Section, 61st Auxiliary Mechanical Transport Company, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

4. MERRICK, Peter, Driver

   WF: Photo 5/5/17

   Military info: 295577, 1st Army, Service Corps, Mechanical Transport Base, B.E.F., Romen, France

     Served

 

MESSHAM, James, Driver

     WF: 18/9/15

     Military info: No. 1472, Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

MILLER, John, Signaller

     WF: 12/10/18

     Died of wounds

 

MILLER, Richard

     WF: Photo 21/11/14

     Military info: Royal Marine Band

     Killed on board H.M.S. Monmouth

 

MILNER, John, Pte

         WF:9/1/15

          Military info: 8th Batt. Leeds Pals

         Served

 

     MITCHELL, Percy, Pte.

         WF: Photo 15/7/16

         Military info: No. 4843, “C” Company,    

     2/7 Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers,

     Bedford

         Served

 

     MOORE, Albert, Pte

   Fairground info: Boxer

   WF: Photo 7/12/18

   Served

 

MORRIS, Jack Pte

   WF: 6/5/16

   Military info: No. 06760, Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps, No. 6 Armoured Car Battalion, Salonika

   Served

 

MORRISON, David, Stewart, Pte

   WF: Photo 4/8/17

   Military info: Argyle and Sutherland Highlanders

   Served

 

MORRISON, Duncan, Driver

   WF: Photo 16/6/17 (see Photo 26/10/18)

   Military info: M/305643, No. 3 Co., 10th Room, M.T., Depot, A.S.C.

   Served

 

MORRISON, William, Driver

   WF: Photo 30/12/16

   Military info: 222991, A.S.C., Royal Oak Hotel, Tattershall Bridge, Linconshire

   Served

 

MOTT, W. Pte.

   WF: 28/8/15 ( see Letter to WF 1/5/15, 3/7/15 and 13/2/15)

   Military info: No. 3756, Engine Driver, Foden Wagon, No. 3 First Army Troop Supply Column

   Served

 

MULLET, W., Sapper

   WF: Photo 10/8/18

   Military info: 293750, 350 R.M. Company, Royal Engineers, B.E.F., France

   Served

 

MURPHY, T., P., Pte

   WF: Letter 8/12/17

   Military info: S.E. Driver, 13th Corps Troop Sup Col., A.S.C., B.E.F.

   France

 

MURRAY, A., J., Pte

     WF: 1/1/16 (see Photo 6/6/18)

     Military info: No. 3347, K.O.Y.L.I., 28th Division, Alexandria, Egypt

     Served, Gassed in France, wounded twice

 

MURRAY, T., J.

     Fairground info: “Goudie”, Jewells family business.

     WF: 9/1/15

     Military info: King’s Own Yorkshire L.I.

     Served

 

NEAL, James, Stoker

   Fairground info: Stallholder

   WF: Photo 17/3/17

   Military info: H.M.S. Africa

   Served

 

NEALS, J., Driver

   WF: Photo 23/2/18

   Military info: 145765, “A” Battery, 95th Brigade, R.F.A., B.E.F., France

   Served

 

NEWBY, C., Pte

   WF: Photo 22/9/17

   Military info: 2855, No. 1 Co., Royal Fusiliers

   Served

 

     NICHOLS, Bombardier

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: Royal Field Artillery

         Served

 

    BROTHERS:

     1. NIND, A., Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 7712, 2nd

     Worcesters

         Served

 

     2. NIND, B., Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 6550, 27th Div.,

     K.S.L.I.

         Served

 

     3. NIND, C., Sergeant

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 14497, “C” Co., 11th

     Welsh

         Served

 

    4. NIND, James, Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 21870, 8th Batt.

     Canadians

         Served

    

     NORTH, E., Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 105270, Mechanical

     Transport A.S.C.

         Served

 

     NORTH, Walter, Pte

         WF: Photo 22/2/19

         Died of wounds

  

    BROTHERS:

     1. NOBLE, Henry, Driver

         WF: Photo 29/9/17

         Military info: M/335186, 2 Section,

     M.T., A.S.C., B.E.F., France

         Served

 

     2. NOBLE. John, Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: 4th Welsh

         Served

    

     3. NOBLE, Tom, Corporal

         WF: Photo 29/9/17

         Military info: 168634, 6th Durham

     Light Infantry

         Served

      

     OAKLEY, A., E., Driver

         Fairground info: Yorkshire Comedian

        WF: Photo 23/2/18

         Military info: 204873, “A” Battery, 95th    

     Brigade, R.F.A., B.E.F., France

         Served

    

    BROTHERS:

    1. ODLEY, H., Driver

         WF: Photo 14/10/16

         Military info: No. 35666, M.G.S.,

     B.E.F., France

         Served

    

    2. ODLEY, W., Pte

         WF: Photo 11/3/16

         Military info: South Wales Borderers

         Wounded 3 times, Egypt and    

     Dardanelles, Discharged

   

     OSBORN, Harold, Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 18518, 1st Batt.

     Suffolk Regt.

         Served

  

     OSBORN, Theodore, Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 59376, Royal Horse

     Artillery, B.R.B.

         Served

  

     OWEN, Alf, Pte

          Fairground info: Stallholder

         WF: Photo 7/4/17

         Military info: 3918, “C” Co., 8th South    

     Wales Borderers, B.E.F., France

         Served

  

     O’ SHEA, Con., Corporal

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: “C” Squad., 4th Dragoon

     Guards

         Served

 

     PAINE, George, J., Driver

         Fairground info: Cinematograph

     show proprietor

         WF: Photo 7/7/17

         Military info: 300868, A.S.C., M.T.

         Served

  

     PLAFREYMAN, J., J.

         WF: Letter 9/11/18

         Military info: S/S/, 44052, No. 1

     Section, 65 D.A.C. Rookery Park

         Served

  

     PALLISER, John, W. Pte

         Fairground info: Lancashire travelers

         WF: Photo 7/11/14 (Photo 9/9/16)

         Military info: 4th Batt. East Lancashire    

     Territorials

         Wounded

    

     PANNELL, John, Pte

         WF: Photo 2/6/17

         Military info: 1632, No. 2 Royal

     Marines, 11th Entrenching Battalion,    

     B.E.F. France

         Served

        

BROTHERS:

    1. PAYNE, F., Sergeant

         Fairground info: Shooting Saloon

     proprietor

         WF: Photo 22/4/16

         Training at Kinmel Camp

    

     2. PAYNE, J., W., Lance-Corporal

         Fairground info: Shooting saloon

     proprietor

         WF: Photo 6/10/17

         Military info: 29036, 2nd Batt. West

     Yorks, “A” Co., No. 4 Platoon, B.E.F.,

     France

         Served, awarded the Distinguished

     Conduct Medal

    

    3. PAYNE, Robert, Driver

   Fairground Info: Shooting Saloon

     Proprietors, Beverley

         WF: Photo 18/9/15

     Military info: No. 056, 779, 226 Co.,

     Army Service Corps, Perham Downs,

     Hants

         Served

    

     PENCELLY, H., C., Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: Royal Field Artillery

         Served

    

     PENFOLD, William, Driver

         WF: Photo 10/2/17

         Military info: 506 Co., Army Service    

     Corps, G.P.O., London

         Served

    

     PLINSTON, D., Driver

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 36317, 1st

     Canadians

         Served

 

     POWELL, Jack, Driver

     Military info: No. 281442 A.S.C., M.T.

     Served

 

     PRENTICE, C., J., Corporal

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 12323, Army Service Corps

     Served

     PRESCOTT, G., Pte

     WF: 22/4/16

     Training at Kinmel Camp

 

     PRICE, Fred, Pte

     WF: Photo 2/9/16

     Military info: No. 22860, 8th Lincoln, 9th Infantry Barracks, A.P.O., Section 4, B.E.F.

     Served

 

     PROTCHARD, William, Pte

     WF: Photo 30/11/18

     Served

 

    BROTHERS:

    1. PROCTOR, Fred, Pte

     WF: Photo 26/1/18

     Military info: 65716, D.L.I., Transport Section, No.1 Camp

     Served

 

  2.   PROCTOR, Robert, Pte

Pte Robert Proctor 27/10/1917
©Photo reproduced by kind permission of
The World’s Fair Ltd.

     WF: Photo 27/10/17

     Military info: 102825, No. 97, Machine Gun Company, Section 2, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

  3.   PROCTOR, Thomas, Driver

     WF: Photo 21/7/17

     Military info: 315183, No. 67 Section, M.T. Co., A.S.C., B.E.F., France

     Served

    

 

     PURCHASE, J., B., Gunner

     WF: Photo 26/8/16

     Military info: No. 93160, Hut, No. 5, R.G.A.

     Served

 

     PURVEY, Alfred, Pte

     WF: Photo 18/8/17

     Military info: G33310, 21st Middlesex Regiment, “B” Co., 8th Platoon, B.E.F. France

     Killed in action

 

     QUICK, Gunner

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 7 Co., Royal Garrison Artillery

     Served

 

RAY, C., Sergeant

     Fairground info: Known as “Young Gotch”, Wrestling Champion

     WF: Photo 3/11/17 (see Letter 22/6/18 and 19/10/18, Photo 22/3/19)

     Military info: 85229, “B” Batt., 64 Brigade, R.G.A., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. RAVENHILL, C.

     Fairground info: Fairground painters and decorators of Gloucester

     WF: Photo 22/1/15

     Served

 

2. RAVENHILL, J.

     Fairground info: Fairground Painters and decorators of Gloucester

     WF: Photo 22/1/15

     Served

 

REYNOLDS, E., Pte

     Fairground info: Known as “Long Harney”

     WF: Photo 5/4/19

     Military info: K.S.L.I.

     Wounded

 

REYNOLDS, George, Pte

     WF: Photo 24/6/16 (15/7/16, Photo 22/7/16)

     Military info: No. 11779, R.W.K. Regt., 8th Battery, 24th Infantry, Base Depot, B.E.F. France

     Served, Killed in action

 

RICH, Harold, Driver

     WF: Photo 15/12/17

     Military info: M.T., A.S.C., 60th Auxiliary Steam Co., No. 6 Section, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. RIGHINI, H., A., Pte

     WF: Letter 9/2/18

     Military info: 237807, 16th Lancashire Fusiliers, “D” Co., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

2. RIGHINI, Harry, Lce-Cpl.

     WF: Letter 14/12/18

     Military info: No. 37879, 16th Lancs. Fusillers ‘D’ Co, BEF

     Served

 

3. RIGHINI, John, W., Trooper

     WF: Photo 7/8/15

     Military info: No. 4179, 3rd Co., Duke of Lancaster’s Own Yeomanry

     Served

 

ROBINSON, Raymond

     Fairground info: Boxing showman

   WF: Photo 9/1/15

     Military info: Army Service Corps

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. ROFFEY, Thomas, George, Pte

     Fairground info: Croydon Fun City

     WF: Photo 10/2/17

     Military info: 50749, 4th Middlesex Regiment, S17 I.B.D., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

2. ROFFEY, Walter, James, Pte

     Fairground info: Travelled with John Searle and Sons, Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 1/4/16

     Military info: No. 17392, No. 2 Co., 3rd Batt., East Surrey Regt., Granchell Barracks, Dover

     Served

 

ROLLASON, F., E., Pte

     WF: Photo 22/6/18

     Military info: Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

     Served, the first time in the South African War

 

ROWE, Daniel, Pte

     WF: 11/9/15

     Military info: France

     Killed

 

BROTHERS:

1. ROWLAND, A., Driver

     WF: Photo 2/6/17

     Military info: 187672, No. 1 Section, “F” Sub., D.A.C., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

2. ROWLAND, J., Pte

     WF: Photo 2/6/17

     Military info: 53310, 2nd Infantry Labour Co., 4th Platoon, Devon Regiment, B.E.F., France

   Served

 

ROWLAND, C., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 12264, 1st Royal Fusiliers

     Served

 

ROWLAND, Hall

     Fairground info: Middleweight Champion

     WF: 7/8/15

     Military info: 1st Batt. Leicestershire Regiment

     Served

 

ROWLAND, John, Pte

     WF: Photo 14/8/15

     Military info: No. 16079, 7th Batt. Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry

     Served

 

ROWNEY, J., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 3788, 2nd Lancs. Fusiliers

     Served

 

RYDER, B., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 17829, 3rd Norfolks

     Served

 

SANDERS, J., E., Corporal

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Royal Army Medical Corps

     Served

 

SANDERS, R., Driver

     WF: Photo 17/11/17

     Military info: 210527, “G” Lines, 84 Ward, British Military Hospital, France

     Wounded

 

SANDERSON, Fred, Pte,

     WF: 11/9/15

     Military info: 6th Batt., K.O.R.L.,     Died of Wounds age 31

SAUNDERS, E., J.

     WF: Photo 9/1/15

     Military info: R.A.M. Corps, Le Havre, France

     Served

 

SAVAGE, A., E., Sergeant

   Fairground info: Grandson of Frederick Savage, inventor and manufacturer of Riding Machines

     WF: Photo 21/8/15

     Military info: 1st East Anglians, R.F.A.

     Served

 

SCOTT, Ernest, Pte

     Served, Prisoner of War

 

BROTHERS:

1. SCARROTT, Shadrach, Pte

   WF: Photo 1/12/17

     Military info: “A” Co., Royal Welsh Fusiliers

     Served

 

2. SCARROTT, Tom, Pte

     WF: Photo 1/12/17

     Military info: South Wales Borderers, Headquarters Co., 1st Transport, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. SEARLE, Sidney, Driver

     Fairground info: Switchback proprietor

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 2 Section, 23rd Reserve No. 37018, later No. 121 Co., 28th Divisional Train, British Salonika Force, Greece

     Served

 

2. SEARLE, Sidney, George, Pte

     Fairground info: Switchback proprietor

     WF: Photo 24/2/17

     Military info: 16647, “A” Co., D.L.I.,

     Served

 

SEARSON, E., Pte

     WF: Photo 8/3/19

     Military info: No. 2 Corps, Mechanical Transport Co., B.E.F., France

     Served

 

SEDGMORE, Hy., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: 5th Welsh Regiment

     Served

 

SEDGMORE, Wm Pte.

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 1973, Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

SHARP, W., H.

     WF: Photo 26/8/16

     Military info: No. 102758, 318 Co., M.T, A.S.C.

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. SHAW, A., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 17829, 3rd Norfolks

     Served

 

2. SHAW, Charles, Air Mechanic

     Fairground info: Steam swing proprietor

     WF: 1/4/16

     Military info: No. 12029, Mess 14, No. 1 Wing, R.N.A.S.

   Served

 

SHAW, C., H., Driver

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 63591, Royal Field Artillery

     Served, Wounded (improving rapidly, won a Boxing competition)

 

          

     SHAW, Albert, Pte

         WF: Photo 23/10/15

         Military info: Bedfordshire Yeomanry

         Served

 

     SHAW, Elias, Pte

         WF: Photo 23/10/15

         Military info: Scots Guards

         Served

    

     SHAW, Charles, Air Mechanic

         Fairground info: Steam Swing and

     Stall proprietor

       WF: Photo 30/3/18 (see photo

     26/4/19)

         Military info: 12027, Headquarters,

     Royal Naval Air Service

         Served

 

SHAW, E., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 5495, 3rd Service Corps

     Served

 

SHAW, Herbert, Gunner

     WF: Photo 12/1/18

     Military info: 230737, 18 Hut, “B” Battery, No. 2 Reserve Brigade, Artillery

     Served

 

SHEPPARD, Brothers

     WF: Photo 9/9/16

     Served

 

SHERROCKS, Thomas, Pte

     Fairground info: Stallholder

     WF: Photo 29/4/16

     Military info: 22nd Lancashire Fusiliers

     Served

 

SHERWOOD, F., T., Driver

     Fairground info: known as “Dublin”

     WF: Photo 6/1/17

     Military info: 34898, Dartmouth Soldiers Club, 36, Dartmouth Row, Blackbest, London, S.E.

     Served

 

SHIPLEY, P., W., Pte

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 20/1/17

     Military info: 21894, 92nd Trench Mortar Battery, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

SIBLEY, J., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 2742, King’s Shropshire L.I.

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. SIMONS, Andrew, Pte

   WF: Photo 14/12/18

   Died of wounds

 

2. SIMONS, E., Pte (Ernest/Edward?)

     WF: Photo 27/10/17 (Photo 14/12/18)

     Military info: Auxiliary Company, Mechanical Transport, Army Service Corps, B.E.F.

   Served

 

3. SIMONS, E., Driver (Ernest/Edward?)

     WF: Photo 14/12/18

     Served

 

4. SIMONS, Fred, Driver

     WF: Photo 23/2/18

     Military info: 192984, 67th Auxiliary Steam Co., No. 3 Section, B.E.F.

     Served

 

4. SIMONS, George, Driver

     WF: Photo 14/12/18

   Served

 

SIMMONS, E., T., Gunner

     WF: Photo 12/4/19

     Military info: Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

SIMPSON, M., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 678996, 356 Co., M.T., A.S.C.

     Served

 

SIMPSON, James, Pte

     Fairground info: Known as “Pimm”

     WF: Photo 12/8/16

     Military info: No. 2069, 1/6th Royal Sussex, 40th J.B., D.A.P.O., S17, B.E.F.

     Served

 

SIMPSON, W.

     Fairground info: Known as “London”

     WF: Photo 26/8/16

     Military info: No. 078906

     Served

 

BROTHERS:

1. SKETCHLEY, Charles, Sergeant

     WF: Photo 15/4/16

     Military info: Bayonet instructor, 3rd Northumberland Fusiliers

     Served, Killed in action

 

2. SKETCHLEY William

     WF: Photo 15/4/16

     Served

 

SLATER, Joseph, Rifleman

   Fairground info: Bacup and Preston, Roundabout proprietor

   WF: Photo 20/5/16

   Military info: King’s Royal Rifles

   Killed in action

 

BROTHERS:

 1.    SMITH, H., Pte

     WF: 25/9/15

     Military info: Codford Camp, Salisbury Plain

     Served

 

 2.    SMITH, H., Pte

   WF: 25/9/15

     Military info: No. 35539, C.A.S.C., First Reserve

     Served

 

 3.    SMITH, Noah, Pte

     WF: 25/9/15

     Military info: 2nd Queen’s West Surreys

     Wounded

 

4. SMITH, S., Pte

     WF: 25/9/15

     Military info: No. 8128, 4th Queen’s Hussars “A” Squadron, British Expeditionary Force

     Served

 

  5.  SMITH, T., Pte

     WF: 25/9/15

     Military info: No. 5171, 3rd Queen’s East Surreys, “B” Draft, “T” Co., Dridgewood Camp, Rochester

     Served

 

     6. SMITH, Wm., Pte

     Fairgound info: Known as “Boxer Smith”

     WF: 25/9/15

     Military info: No. 3514, Army Service Corps, B.E.F.

     Served

    

     SMITH, Charles, Pte

     WF: Photo 19/5/17

     Military info: 22944, 1st Ward, R.S.F.

     Wounded and Shell shocked

 

     SMITH, G., A., Machine Gunner

     WF: Photo 20/10/17

     Military info: 44346, “B” Section, 23rd Welsh Regiment, Salonica Field Force, British Mediterranean Expeditionary Forces

     Served

 

     SMITH, Isaac, Pte

   WF: Photo 1/2/19

   Military info: South Lancashire Regiment

   Killed on the way home

 

     SMITH, J., Pte,

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 11351, “D” Co., 1st Leicesters

     Served

 

     SMITH, R., L., Gunner

     WF: Letter 2/10/15

     Military info: No. 74570, 88th Battery, 14th Brigade, R.F.A., 4th Division

     Served, mentioned in dispatches for repairing telephone wires under fire, during the big gas attack on May 24th 1915

 

     SMITH, Charles, Pte

     WF: Photo 1/7/16

     Military info: No. 23044, “B” Co., 3rd Battery R.S.F.

   Served

 

     SMITH, T., Corporal

     WF: Photo 25/1/19

     P.O.W. Repatriated

 

     SMITH, Thomas, Pte

     WF: Photo 1/7/16

     Military info: No. 33022, Hut FJ, “G” Company, 3rd Battery, R.S.F.

     Served

 

     SOLOMON, J., Driver

   Fairground info: Known as “Bert Carr”, Caterer

   WF: Photo 16/9/16

   Military info: No. 171715, “X” Co., A.S.C. Available Centre, Lee, S.E.

   Served

 

     SOUTHWARD, William, Henry, Pte

   Fairground Info: Lancashire Stall holder

   WF: Photo 29/12/17

   Military info: 303617, “S” Co., No.5, Con Camp, S23 Army Post Office, B.E.F. France

   Wounded

 

     SPARROW, Fred, Pte

   WF: Photo 7/10/16

   Military info: No. 23209, 7th Lincolnshire Regt., A4 Company, B.E.F., France

   Served

 

     SPENCER, C., Driver

     WF: Photo 7/8/15

     Military info: Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

     SPENCER, C., Drummer

     WF: Photo 21/11/14

 

     SPENCER, H.

     Photo: 1916

     Military info: N.F.C.A.

 

     SPICK, T., F. Pte

     WF: 1/5/15

     Military info: No. 13408, 3rd Sherwood Fusiliers

     Wounded

 

     SQUIRES, B., Pte

     WF: Photo 25/8/17 (see Photo 3/5/19)

     Military info: No. 6 Section, 931 Co., M.T., A.S.C., B.E.F., France

     Served, Missing

 

     STANLEY, Bill

   Fairground info: Murphy & Campbell’s

   WF: Photo (Pre-war) 2/2/18

   Served

 

     STEVENS, W., Pte

     WF: Photo 5/5/17

     Military info: 2nd Worcesters

     Served

 

     STEVENSON, Robert, Pte

     WF: Photo 25/1/19

     Military info: 67882, 4th Highland Light Infantry

    Served

 

     STEVENSON, Robert, Sergeant

     WF: Photo 11/1/19

     Military info: Army Service Corps

     Served

 

     STOCK, Charles, Pte

     WF: Photo 21/9/18

     Military info: 5th Suffolk Regiment

     Killed in action

 

     STOKES, Albert, Lance-Corporal

     Fairground info: Sports Arcade

     WF: Photo 7/12/18

     Military info: King’s Royal Rifles

     Died of wounds

 

     STOKES, Henry, Lance-Corporal

     WF: Photo 3/3/17

     Military info: 30958, 15th Platoon, 4th Coy., 17th Battery, Yorks and Lance, A.P.U. 86, B.E.F. France

     Served

 

BROTHERS:    

   1.  STORES, Wm., Driver

     WF: Photo 9/12/16

     Military info: Mechanical Transport, Section, Army Service Corps

     Served

 

 2.    STORES, Robbie, Driver

     WF: Photo 9/12/16

     Military info: Mechanical Transport Section, Army Service Corps

     Served

    

     STOTT, Ernest, Allister, Marksman

     WF: Photo 14/10/16 (Photo 22/6/18, Letter 17/8/18)

     Military info: 3rd Royal Scots, Salonica

     Served, P.O.W. Limburgh

 

 

  STRAND, Henry, Pte

     Died, Traumatic Stress

     Served, RF

 

BROTHERS:

1.     STRAND, Charles, 3rd Air Mechanic

     Fairground info: English and Scottish Shooting Saloon proprietor

     WF: Photo 27/6/18

     Military info: 120504, 3/ A.M. 2 A.D. Stores Section, R.A.F., B.E.F., France

     Wounded 3 times, served

 

 2.    STRAND, James, Pte

     Fairground info: English and Scottish Shooting Saloon proprietor

     WF: Photo 27/6/18

     Military info: 241455, 13th Platoon, “D” Co., 14th Northumberland Fusiliers, B.E.F., France

     Wounded and missing

 

3. STRAND, J., W., Corporal

     Fairground info: English and Scottish Shooting Saloon proprietor

     WF: Photo 27/6/18

     Military info: 34201, 3rd Border Regiment, H.I.B.D., A.P.O., S17, B.E.F., France

     Wounded twice, Served, Killed in action

    

 

     STRUDWICK, W., Pte

     WF: 27/2/15 ( Photo 12/6/15)

     Military info: No. 9089, “B” Company, 2nd Batt. Of the Northamptonshire Regiment, British

         Expeditionary Force, France

     Served

  

   SUMMERS, Charles, G.

         WF: Photo 25/8/14

         Military Info: Sailor, H.M.S. Boyne,

         Served

  

     SUMMERS, Percy Pte

         WF: Photo 9/1/15

         Military info: 5th Res. Suffolk Regt.

         Served at Barnack

  

     SUNDERLAND, Charles, Lance-

     Corporal

         Fairground info: “Small T”, John

     Collins Circuit

         WF: Letter 9/2/18

         Military info: 107836, 386 A.T. Co.,

     R.F., Salonika Forces

         Served

  

     SUNTER, R., John, Sergeant

         WF: Photo 25/9/15

         Military info: 8th Battalion Duke of

     Wellington’s West Riding Regiment

         Killed in action, Dardanelles

 

     SWALLOW, G., Corporal

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: King’s Own Scottish      

     Borderers

         Served

 

BROTHERS:   

1.     SYMONDS, E., M., Pte

         WF: Photo 15/12/17

         Military info: 561129, 18 Middlesex

     Regiment, Machine Gun Section, 11th

     Platoon, B.E.F. France

       Served

 

2.     SYMONDS, W., Pte

       WF: Photo 15/12/17

       Military info: M.T., 18th Middlesex

     Regiment

       Served

    

 

     TALBOT, F. Pte

         Fairground info: Employ of Mr. Hugh

     Garside roundabout

         WF: Photo 9/1/15

         Military info: Guard at the Knockaloe

     Camp, Isle of Man

         Killed

 

     TANN, Horace, Air Mechanic

         WF: Photo 21/4/17

         Military info: 55681, M.T.,

     G.R.S.R.F.C., Norwich

         Served

 

     TARRY, Brothers

         WF: 30/1/15

        Military info: H.M.S. Dido

         Served

 

     TAYLOR, Charles, Staff-Sergeant

         WF: 31/7/15

         Military info: Mechanical Transport

     branch of the A.S.C.

         Killed

 

  TAYLOR, John, James, Trooper

         Fairground info: Cinematograph

     Doorsman

         WF: Photo 26/12/14 (letter 10/7/15)

         Military info: No. 1681, 1st Essex

     Royal Yeomanry, Machine Gun Section

         Served, Wounded, Missing

 

BROTHERS:

1.     TAYLOR, Albert Pte

         WF: 1/5/15

       Military info: No. 16011, “E” Co.,

     Royal Fusiliers, Salonica

         Wounded

 

  2.   TAYLOR, Elias Pte

         WF: 1/5/15

         Military info: No. 172, 8th Fusiliers,

     France

         Served

  

  3.   TAYLOR, Frank, Pte

         WF: 29/1/16

         Military info: No. 1044, British

     Expeditionary Force

         Served

 

 4.    TAYLOR, Henry Pte

         WF: 1/5/15

         Military info: No. 135, 8th Dragoon

     Guards

         Served, Died from Pneumonia (?)

5.     TAYLOR, Nathan Pte

         WF: 1/5/15

         Military info: No. 21529,

     Northamptonshire Regiment, British

     Expeditionary Force

         Served

 

6.     TAYLOR, William Pte

         WF: 1/5/15

         Military info: No. 14597, 8th Co., 6th

     Batt. Royal Fusiliers

         Served

    

     TAYLOR, B., Pte

         WF: Photo 25/8/17 (see Photo

     3/5/19)

         Military info: 280149, No.6 Section,

     931 Co., M.T., A.S.C., B.E.F., France

         Served, Missing

  

     TAYLOR, Harry, Pte

         WF: Photo 6/10/17

         Military info: 242614, “C” Co., 1/4th

     Hunts, Mesopotamian Expeditionary

     Force, Bagdad

         Served

    

     TAYLOR, L., Pte

         Fairground info: Lancashire

     Stallholder

         WF: Photo 17/8/18

         Military info: 44178, Loyal North

     Lancashire Regiment

         Served

  

     TAYLOR, W., Driver

         WF: Photo 8/9/17

         Military info: 38353, Draft No. 177A,

     Royal Engineers, Signaling Section,    

     B.E.F., East Africa

         Served

 

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TESTO, William, Pte

         WF: Photo 1/9/17

         Served, Wounded in France, Hospital Macclesfield

  

     THICKPENNY, H., J., Pte

         WF: Letter 17/6/16

         Military info: M.T., A.S.C. 6th Column,    

     106 S.B., B.E.F.

         Served

 

    BROTHERS:

     1. THOMAS, H., A., Pte

        WF: Photo 19/6/15

         Military info: No. 16954, 3rd Royal

     Berks.

         Served

 

  2.   THOMAS, W., Pte

         WF: Photo 16/3/18

         Military info: 35829, “A” Co., 2nd

     Platoon, 8th Yorks and Lancaster Regt.,

     B.E.F., Italy

         Served

 

 3.    THOMAS, W., Sergeant

         WF: Photo 16/3/18

         Military info: A.S.C., Upper Housell,

     Mavern Link

         Served

    

     THOMPSON, C.

         WF: Photo 26/8/16

         Military info: No. 103208, 318 Co.,

     M.T, A.S.C.

         Served

 

     THOMPSON, J., “Scottie”, Lance-

     Corporal

         WF: 27/3/15

         Military info: 6th Service Balt.,    

     K.O.S.B.

         Served

  

     THWAITES, James, Pte

         WF: Photo 25/3/16

        Military info: 9th Manchester    

     Territorials/Transport Section

         Training at Codford, Wilts

  

     TILFORD, Gunner, H.,

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: 29 Siege Battery, R.C.A.

         Served

  

     TILLER, A., Pte

         WF: Photo 26/1/18

         Military info: 36963, 1st Battalion,

     Northumberland Fusiliers

         Wounded in action, Convalescent

     home

 

     TIMMINS, John, Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 11993, “B” Co.,    

     South Staffs

 

     TODKILL, Sapper

         WF: Photo 13/3/15

         Military info: No. 6540, 108th Field    

     Co., Royal Engineer

         Served

 

     TORRY, Bros.,

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: H.M.S. Dido

         Served

  

     TOOGOOD, George, Pte

         WF: Photo 19/6/15 (30/6/17)

         Military info: 37815, 3rd

     Northumberland Fusiliers,

         Served, Missing

 

     TOWLER, Chris, ASC

     Served

 

     TRIGGER, James, Pte

     Fairground info: West England Stallholder known as “Yeovil Jim”

     WF: Photo 8/9/17

     Military info: Army Veterinary Corps, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

    BROTHERS:

 1.    TUBY, Arthur, Driver

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 17/2/17

     Military info: M2/268076, 817 Co., M.T.A.S.C., Pulteney Street, Bath

     Served

 

  2.   TUBY, H., Gunner

     Fairground info: Doncaster Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 1/3/19

     Military info: 189077, 179 Siege Battery, R.G.A., B.E.F., France

     Served

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     TURTILL, Frank, Pte

     WF: Photo 1/9/17

     Military info: No. 18 Ward, 6th Dragoon Guards

     Wounded twice

 

     TWIGDON, G., Pte

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 13/10/17

     Military info: A.S.C., 431 Siege Hut, Ammunition Column, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

     TYAS, W., Harry

     Fairground info: Stallholder

     WF: Photo 28/10/16

     Military info: Royal Navy

     Served

 

     VANNER, Tom, Pte

     WF: Letter 25/8/17

     Military info: 24610, 12th Platoon, “C” Co., 9th West Yorks, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

     VARETTO, Albert, Pte

     WF: Photo 11/9/15

     Military info: “A” Co. Lancashire Fusiliers

     Served

 

     VERDI, Gray, Pte

     Military info: 3rd Norfolks

     WF: Photo 3/7/15

     Served, Wounded twice, Killed in action

 

     VERNON, Brothers

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Durham Light Infantry

     Served

 

     VETI, James, L., Pte

     WF: 21/10/16

     Military info: Gloucester Regiment

     Killed in action

 

     WADDINGTON, J., W., Pte

     Fairground info: Yorkshire roundabout and cinematograph proprietor

     WF: Photo 29/9/17

     Military info: 321650, “A” Lines, Hut B3, “L” Co., Depot Battalion

     Served

 

     WALKER, A., Pte

   WF: 28/8/15

   Military info: 1st Midland Division, R.A.M.C.

   Served

 

     WALKER, J., W., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: No. 1962, 4th Yorks

     Served, Leg taken off for illness

 

     WALLIS, Charles, Pte

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 25/11/16

     Military info: M.T., Army Service Corps, Malta

     Served

 

Pte Henry Wallser 17/4/1915
©Photo reproduced by kind permission of
The World’s Fair Ltd.

     WALLSER, Henry Pte

     WF: Photo 17/4/15

     Reported as the first showman killed in action

    

     WALSH, Frankie

         Fairground Info: Irish featherweight

     boxer

         WF: 17/10/14

         Military Info: Royal Irish Rifles, France

         Trench foot, A Ward, Royal Infirmary,

     Glasgow  

    

     WALTON, F., S., Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: Motor Transport, A.S.C.

         Served

  

     WALTON, Sam, Driver

         WF: Photo 16/10/15

         Military info: No. 3768, Army Service

     Corps

         Served

  

     WARD, Joe

         Fairground info: Boxer

         WF: 7/8/15

         Military info: D.C.M., 2nd Batt.

     Lancashire Fusiliers

        Served

  

     WARREN, Charles, Pte

         Fairground info: Roundabout    

     proprietor

         WF: Photo 11/11/16

         Died of Wounds

  

     WATSER, J., Pte

         Fairground info: Employ by Wm.

     Thurston

         WF: Photo 10/1/18

         Served

  

     WATSON, T., Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 665185, Overseas    

     Battalion

         Served

  

     WATSON, James, Corporal

         Fairground info: Employ of Mr.    

     Thomas Day, Scottish Roundabout proprietor

         WF: 18/9/15 (photo 25/9/15)

         Invalided Home

 

     WEAVER, G., Corporal

         WF: Photo 12/4/19

         Wounded three times

  

    BROTHERS:

    1. WHALL, Tommy, Pte

         Fairground info: Jack M. Headley’s

     Enterprises

         WF: 28/8/15

         Twice Wounded in France

  

   2.  WHALL, W., H.,

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: H.M.S. Fortune

         Served

    

     WHARTONE, Johnny, Rifleman

       WF: Letter 16/6/17

       Military info: 8185, 6th Batt., R.I.Rif., 4th

     Camp, Malta

       Served, Awarded the Military Medal

    

WHATMORE, Thomas, Pte

         Fairground info: Cokernut

         WF: Photo 29/4/16

         Military info: No. 4630, “C” Co., 3/9th

     Manchester Regiment

         Served

  

     WHEATLEY, Jack, Corporal

         WF: 28/8/15 (see Photo 1/1/16)

         Military Info: No. 2454, 244 Batt.,

     R.F.A. / No. 4 Co., 37 Division, British

     Expeditionary Force, France

         Served

  

     WHITE, Fred, Pte

         WF: Photo 30/3/18

         Military info: 408430, 878 A.E.,

     Garrison Guard Company, S39 Army

     Post Office, B.E.F., France

         Served, wounded

    

     WHITE, J., H., Pte

         WF: 28/8/15

         Military info: No. 27224, 3rd D.L.I.

         Served

 

     WHITE, Tippler

   WF: Photo 26/12/14

   Served

 

     WHITE, V.

     Photo: 1916

     Military info: N.F.C.A.

 

     WHITELEGG, T., Trooper

     WF: Photo 20/1/17

     Military info: Royal Wilts Yeomanry

     Served

 

     WHITEMAN, S., Pte

   WF: 28/8/15

   Military info: “H” Co., 3rd Batt. K.S.L.I.

   Served

 

     WHITEMAN, S., Pte

   WF: 28/8/15

   Military info: No. 17593, 3rd Batt., K.O.L.I.

   Served

    

WHITTLE, G., A., Second Air

     Mechanic

   Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

   WF: Photo 25/3/16

   Military info: Royal Flying Corps

   Served

 

     WHITTLE, W., Lewis

   Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

   WF: Photo 9/12/16

   Military info: LZ5750, O.S., R.N.V.R., Main Top, H.M.S., Crystal Palace, London, S.E.

   Served

 

     WHYATT, Jack, Sapper

   Fairground info: Midlands and Lancashire Roundabout proprietor

   WF: Photo 31/3/17 (see Photo 6/6/18, Corporal)

   Military info: 153829, Royal Engineers, 65th Anti-Aircraft Searchlight Section, A.P.O. S2, No. 4 Co., B.E.F., France

   Served

 

     WIGG, G, Pte

     Served

 

     WILDERS, Dave, Rifleman

     Fairground info: Pugilist known as “Toby Wilders”

     WF: Photo 16/9/16

     Military info: No. 5306, 2nd Batt., Royal Irish Rifle, 3rd Division

     Served

 

    BROTHERS:

     1. WILDING, Arthur, Pte

     Fairground info: Royal Court Marionette

     WF: 15/6/18    

     Military info: South Staffordshire Regiment

     Served, Missing

 

     2. WILDING, Harry, Pte

     Fairground info: Royal Court Marionette

     WF: 28/6/18

     Military info: 7930, 68th Prov. Batt., “C” Co.

     Served

 

     3. WILDING, Herbert, Pioneer

     Fairground info: Champion Marionettist

     WF: Photo 15/9/17

     Military info: 130231, Pioneer, R.E., Depot, B.E.F., France

     Served

 

     4. WILDING, Jack,

     Fairground info: Royal Court Marionette

     WF: 28/6/18

     Military info: 5th KRR

     Wounded in 19 places at The Somme battle

 

     5. WILDING, Walter,

     Fairground info: Royal Court Marionette

   WF: 28/6/18

     Military info: 8 years in the Royal Navy

     Served

    

 

     WILLIAMS, Arthur G, Pte

     Fairground info: Son-in-law of Mr. Henry Fanning, Royal Court Marionette

     WF: 28/6/18

     Military info: 13th Cheshire Regt.

     Wounded twice

 

  BROTHERS:

 1.    WILLIAMS, Albert, Edward

     Fairground info: Born at the World’s Fair, Islington

     WF: 30/1/15

     Military info: 1st West Yorks

     Wounded

 

  2.   WILLIAMS, George

     WF: 30/1/15

     Military info: H.M.S. Queen Mary

     Served

 

 3.    WILLIAMS, Randall

     WF:30/1/15

     Military info: R.G.A., Malta

     Served

 

 4.    WILLIAMS, Tom

     WF: 30/1/15

     Military info: R.G.A., Roona, India, 2nd Dorset Regiment

     Served

    

     WILLIAMS, P., Seaman

     WF: Photo 1/2/19

     Served

 

     WILSON, Alf, Pte

     Fairground info: Donkey proprietors

     WF: Photo 10/7/15

     Military info: Army Service Corpse

     Served

     WILSON, Ewart, Bombardier

     Fairground info: Yorkshire China Auctioneers

     WF: 28/8/15 (see Letter 1/1/16)

     Military info: No. 45375, Royal Field Artillery

     Served

 

     WILSON, J., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: 8th, Welsh Bantams

     Served

 

     WILSON, L., Pte

     WF: 28/8/15

     Military info: Army Service Corps

     Served

 

     WILSON, William, Lance-Corporal

     Fairground info: Roundabout proprietor

     WF: Photo 2/2/18

     Military info: 193180, 1928 Co., Mechanical Transport, A.S.C., Mesopotamian B.E.F.

     Served

 

     WINTER, Robert, Pte

     Fairground info: Glasgow Horse Dealer

     WF: Photo 8/12/17

     Military info: R.A.M.C.

     Served

 

     WOODS, Percy

     WF:9/1/15

     Served

  

     WRIGHT, Chas. E. Sgt

         WF: Photo 24/10/14

         Military info: 3rd West Yorkshire

     Regiment

        Served

    

     WRIGHT, H., F., Pte

           WF: Letter 10/11/17

           Military info: 512, H.S. Employment

     Coy., Attd. No. 1 Co., Royal Engineers

           Served

    

     WRIGHT, R., Pte

           WF: Photo 25/8/17

           Military info: 298381, No. 6 Section,

     931 Co., M.T., A.S.C., B.E.F., France

           Served

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