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SOLDIERS OF THE PARISH OF ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION

WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR 1

 

In this section:

Introduction (below)

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List of Individuals & their records

List of War Dead Cemeteries & Final Resting Places

Table of Parish War Dead

Press Cuttings

 

This List of War Dead below is courtesy of Barbara McNamara who took on the considerable challenge of compiling it from scratch over several years.

Many thanks also to George Coppock for compiling the Soldiers' individual War Records, and for all the time he spent researching, making use of Barbara's list, as well as the considerable time & effort he put into uploading them to this website.

We have done our best to try to ensure the information contained herein is as accurate as we can make it but if you spot any errors please do email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will do our utmost to correct them.

OR, if you have any additional information or photographs we can use to further enhance this section of the site please, please do contact us either on the same email address above or contact Barbara McNamara directly.

 

Finally, enjoy your visit to this part of our parish website!

 

 

INTRODUCTION

by Barbara McNamara:

 

Nearly 300 soldiers connected with our parish died in World War 1. However, there had never been a fully comprehensive list, nor had there been a War Memorial in our church. In 2014 it was decided to begin a programme of research to try to address this. The research took four years from 2014 to 2018 to provide the current list. It is still ongoing and if further information becomes available it will be included. Some of our soldiers have been commemorated on St. John’s memorial in the church and on St. Peters church memorial. A few can also be found on their workplace memorials or Burnley Lad’s Club memorial and Burnley war memorial at the cemetery.


At the time of World War 1 St. Mary’s parish also included the area which later became Christ the King parish.

 

As we began this project Fr. Peter Hopkinson commissioned a Memorial Cross to be place outside in the church grounds, on the north side of the church. This memorial commemorates those who died in World War 1, World War 2 and other conflicts.

 

During the four years, records and photos of most of the soldiers have been displayed in the memorial corner. Parishioners of St. Mary’s and the other parishes have made a wonderful contribution. We still have many descendants and relatives of these soldiers here in our parish and other parishes in the area and a wonderful two- way programme of discovery took place. Some people saw photos of their soldier relatives for the first time. It is hoped that we will commemorate the soldier’s names and some detail in a permanent memorial book in our church.

 

We would like to thank and acknowledge the following people and the sources which were used during the research.

 

♦   Firstly, our thanks go to Fr. Peter Hopkinson our recent parish priest and to Fr. David Featherstone our current parish priest appointed in July 2018 for their help and encouragement.


♦   The parishioners of St. Mary’s and surrounding parishes for their contributions of information.


♦   Salford Diocesan Archivist Lawrence Gregory


♦   Andrew Gill, Alan Mackay and the late Denis Otter of Burnley in the Great War website for their kind permission to access and use information: 

     www.burnleyinthegreatwar.info/


♦   Commonwealth War Graves Commission


♦   The Royal British Legion


♦   Mr Clifford Scott


♦   Burnley Library


♦   Burnley Express


♦   Lancashire Parish Clerk website www.lan-opc.org.uk

 

Records for St. Mary’s Burnley:


Baptisms 1820-1910
Marriages 1825-1917
Deaths 1856-1869 1939-1950


♦   Ancestry UK website www. ancestry.co.uk


♦   FreeBMD www.uk.org.uk/lancashire Birth/Marriage/Death registers

 

If you would like to add any information please contact Barbara McNamara:

 

frankatpikehill AT talktalk.net (please replace 'AT' with '@' when emailing - thank you)


Tel: 01282 424 967

 

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ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH BURNLEY

SOLDIERS CONNECTED WITH THE PARISH

WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR 1

MAY THEY REST IN PEACE

 

 Search the list of War Dead alphabetically:

A 40B 40C 40D 40E 40F 40G 40H 40I 40J 40K 40L 40M 40N 40O 40P 40Q 40R 40S 40T 40U 40V 40W 40X 40Y 40Z 40

 

 (to return to this page after viewing an individual soldier's record,

just click the black arrow on the far left-hand edge of the screen)

 

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GEORGE CHRISTOPHER ABBOTT
JOSEPH ANDERSON
WILLIAM ARMSTRONG
JOHN ASPDEN
WILLIAM ASPINALL
ALBERT GEORGE AVERY


WILLIAM EDWARD BARRY
CHRISTOPHER BARTON
ALBERT BASS
JAMES BATTLE
JOSEPH THOMAS BATTY
WILLIAM BAYLIS
SAMUEL BECKETT
JOSEPH MALCOLM BELL
THOMAS BIRCH
GEORGE BOYLE
MICHAEL BOYLE
JOHN BRADLEY
MARTIN BRENNAN
THOMAS BRENNAN
FRANCIS BRINKMAN
JAMES BRODERICK
EDWARD BROWN
JOHN BURKE
PHILIP BURKE
FRANCIS BURNS
WALTER BYRNE

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MICHAEL CAIN
THOMAS CALLAGHAN
STEPHEN CARROLL
THOMAS CARTER
JOSEPH CHEW
JOHN CLANCY
JAMES CLARKE
LAWRENCE CLARKE
SAMUEL CLARKE
FLETCHER CLOUGH
JOHN CONLAN
THOMAS CONLAN
JOHN CONNOR
PETER CONNOR
PATRICK CONNORS
JOSEPH PATRICK CONWAY
JOHN COSTELLO
JOSEPH COWLEY
DENIS COUPE
MOSES CRABTREE
RICHARD CRAGG
WILLIAM CAWSON CRAIN
CHARLES WILLIAM CRANE
PATRICK CREGG
JAMES CRONIN
EDWARD CULLEN
THOMAS CUMMINS
THOMAS CUNNINGHAM
SAMUEL HENRY CURRY


JOHN DACEY
VINCENT JOHN DACEY
THOMAS ALBERT DAGG
JAMES HENRY DEARDEN
MICHAEL DESMOND
ANTHONY DIAMOND
JAMES DOLAN
CHARLES DORAN
JAMES DORAN
HERBERT DUNKERLEY
JOHN DURKIN
JOHN FRANCIS DURKIN
MARK MICHAEL DURKIN
MARTIN DURKIN

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CHARLES EDMONDSON
HERBERT EDMONDSON
JAMES WHITTAKER EDMONDSON
WALTER EDMONDSON


JOSEPH FALLOWS
JOSEPH FARRELL
ROGER FEELEY
JAMES FEENEY
JAMES FERGUSON
JOHN FETTIGAN
DAVID ALOYSIUS FIELDEN
JAMES FINNIGAN
THOMAS FITZPATRICK
JOHN FLAHERTY
HERBERT FLAHERTY
DANIEL FLYNN
JAMES FLYNN
WILLIAM FLYNN
CHARLES FOX


JOHN GALLAGHER
PATRICK GAUGHAN
HERBERT GAVIN
JOSEPH GAYNOR
EDWARD GERMAN
HENRY GERMAN
JAMES GILLESPIE
EDMUND GLEDHILL
PATRICK GLEESON
CHARLES GRAHAM
HERBERT GREEN
LAWRENCE GREEN
FREDERICK GREENWOOD
EDWARD GREGSON
ROBERT WILLIAM GRIMES
DANIEL GRIMSHAW
PETER GROGAN
SIMON GUDGEON

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CHARLES HALL
THOMAS HANDLEY
HENRY HANEY
JOHN HANEY 
ROBERT HANNAN
CHARLES FRANCIS HARRISON 
ROBERT HARRISON
MARTIN HENRY
PATRICK HENRY
RICHARD HEPWORTH
MICHAEL HERBERT
ALBERT GEORGE HOLDEN
JAMES HOLDEN
WILLIAM HOLDEN
JAMES HOLLAND
EDWARD HOWARTH
 GEORGE HOWARTH
HERBERT HOWARTH
JOHN HOWARTH
THOMAS HOWARTH 
GEORGE HUGHES
GEORGE HUGHES (2)
JAMES WILLIAM HUGHES
SAMUEL JAMES HUNT

WILLIAM I’ANSON
WILLIAM EWART INGHAM
JOHN IRVING

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HARTLEY JACKSON
JAMES JAMIESON
ABRAHAM JENKINS
WILLIAM JENKINS
FRANCIS MESHACK JOWETT


HUGH KELLY
JAMES EDWARD KENDALL
JOHN THOMAS KENDALL
PATRICK KENDALL
PETER KERRIGAN
FREDERICK KING

JOHN THOMAS LARKIN
JOHN LAVELLE
JOSEPH LAVELLE
JOHN LAVIN
MICHAEL JAMES LEE
JOHN HENRY LORD
JOHN JOSEPH LYONS

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THOMAS MADDEN
EDWARD MAGUIRE
PATRICK MAGUIRE
RICHARD MARSDEN
JAMES MARSH
EDWARD MARSHALL
ALBERT MARTIN
ARTHUR MARTIN
RICHARD MARTIN
THOMAS MARTIN
WILLIAM MASLIN
FRANCIS MASTERSON
ROBERT McALEESE
THOMAS McCABE
HERBERT McCARRICK
JAMES McCARTHY
THOMAS McCARTHY
ARTHUR McCONVILLE
EDWARD J.C. McCONVILLE
JOHN McCONVILLE (Snr)
JOHN McCONVILLE (Jnr)
JOHN McCLUSKY
JAMES McDERMOTT
JOHN McDERMOTT
TERENCE McGREAL
FRANCIS McMANUS
FRANCIS McNALLY
THOMAS McNALLY
WALTER McNALLY
JOSEPH McNAMEE
ALBERT McNULTY
THOMAS McNULTY
WALTER McNULTY
CHRISTOPHER MEEHAN
FRED MEEK
EDWARD MITCHELL
THOMAS MITCHELL
WILLIAM MITCHELL
JAMES MORAN
PATRICK MORAN
EDWARD MORGAN
EUGENE MORGAN
JAMES MORGAN
WILLIAM MOUNSEY
CHARLES HENRY MULLEAGUE
FRANCIS MULROONEY
JOHN MURPHY
LAWRENCE MURRAY
JOHN MYERSCOUGH

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PATRICK NAUGHTON
THOMAS NAUGHTON
GEORGE NOBBS
JAMES NOBBS
THOMAS NOBLE
JOHN NOONE
THOMAS NOONE

JAMES O’BRIEN
CHARLES O’CONNOR
ALBERT ODDIE
JAMES HENRY ODDIE
JOHN HENRY ODDIE
EDWARD O’HARA
THOMAS O’HARA
HARRY OWEN
RICHARD OWEN
JOSEPH OWENS

ALEXANDER PARK
HARRY PARK
HUBERT PARKER
WILLIAM PASCOE
THOMAS PENNINGTON
JAMES PETTINGER
LEO PICKLES
CHARLES PIERCE
HENRY POLLARD
JAMES HENRY POLLIT
WILLIAM PRESTON
FRANCIS PRIEST
ROGER PRIEST
PATRICK PRIESTLEY

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JOSEPH PATRICK QUINLEVEN

ARTHUR ALFRED REDMAN
ROBERT REDMAN
JOHN REID
JOSEPH REID
ANDREW RICE
JOSEPH RILEY
ROBERT HERBERT RILEY
DENIS ROGERS
HERBERT RUTH

JOHN JOSEPH SHANLEY
LUKE SHANLEY
JOHN SHANNON
THOMAS SHANNON
WILLIAM SHANNON
WILLIAM SHARPE
OWEN SHERRY
CHARLES SMITH
HENRY SMITH
JOSEPH SMITH
THOMAS SNEE
EDWARD SPENCER
MARTIN STANTON
ALFRED ALOYSIUS STOWE
DANIEL SULLIVAN
HUGH JAMES SULLIVAN
JOHN SULLIVAN
EDWARD SWAINSTON

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THOMAS TAYLOR
JAMES TIGHE
JOHN TIGHE
JOHN TOPPING
WILLIAM TOPPING
THOMAS TRAYNOR
ISAIAH TURNER
WILLIAM TURNER

GEORGE PROCTOR VALENTINE

MARTIN WALSH
WILLIAM WALTON
GEORGE WATERWORTH
JOHN WILLIAM WELSBY
ALFRED WHITTAM
JAMES WHITTAM
WALTER WHITTLE
ARTHUR WOODWARD
JOHN THOMAS WOODWARD
PHILIP WOODWARD
ROBERT WRIGLEY

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Cemeteries

 

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 Press Cuttings:

 

Click here for local press cuttings commemorating some of our local Catholic War Dead

 

Credits:

 Poppy Menin Gate Image by AD_Images from Pixabay

Poppy Sunset Image by Roman Grac from Pixabay

Trench photo: Image by Bruce Mewett from Pixabay

Letter Buttons developed from a blank button designed by starline / Freepik

Four Poppy Crosses: Image by Andrew Martin from Pixabay

Other Poppy Images:

Ralf Kunze,  Uschi Dugulin, Thomas B.

Clker-Free-Vector-Images, Juthamas Junloy, 

all from Pixabay

       Soldier Sillouette: Image by Robert Pender from Pixabay

 Cemetery: Image by cathallee0 from Pixabay

 

 

 

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