Rossendale Branch - Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Rawtenstall War Memorial Obituaries

Private James HUTCHINSON  -  Private R. K. HUTCHINSON  -  Private Tom INGHAM
Private Francis IRESON  -  Private John IRESON  -  Driver S. L. ISHERWOOD

Private James HUTCHINSON - died 23rd November 1915
James Hutchinson

A great deal of sympathy will be extended to Councillor Hutchinson and his family in the sad bereavement they have suffered this week by the death of Private James Hutchinson, from wounds received in action in France.
On Tuesday Councillor Hutchinson was notified by Captain Yorston that his only son had been wounded in action on November 22nd, and on Thursday a communication was received from Infantry Record Office, Hounslow, conveying the sad news that Private Hutchinson had succumbed to his wounds on November 23rd and had been buried in Bethune Cemetery.
Private Hutchinson, who was 28 years of age on the nineteenth of last month, was educated at Newchurch Grammar School. He enlisted on September 5th, 1914, in the Service Battalion Royal Fusiliers University and Public Schools Brigade.
He was trained at Epsom and drafted out to France on November 14th, so had only been there eight days when he was shot. Deceased was very well known in this district, and was exceedingly popular with everybody. He was a member of the choir at St. Mary's Parish Church, and also took a great interest in the Boy Scout movement. In a letter to his parents Captain Yorston said how proud they all were of him and they all regretted his early death.

Source: R.F.P. 4th December 1915 p5 c6 - 11th December 1915 p6 c7 - 26th February 1916 p6 c5
Commonwealth War Graves Commission details
Private R. K. HUTCHINSON - died 31st July 1917

Private Tom INGHAM - died 30th April 1917

Year Roll of Honour
Pte. Tom Ingham, East Lancashire Regiment, Worswick Crescent Rawtenstall,: Mesopotamia, Albion Mill Rawtenstall; St Mary's Church.

Source: R.F.P. 5th January 1918 p2 c2
Commonwealth War Graves Commission details
Private Francis IRESON -killed in action 3rd May 1915
Francis Ireson

Mrs. Ireson, who resides at 1, Barnes-street, Crawshawbooth, had previously heard the sad news, but until the official information was received hopes were entertained that the rumour (which was circulated last week) would have proved nothing more, than a rumour. However, it appears that he was killed by the bursting of a shell on May 3rd.
Private Ireson was employed at the Sunnyside Printworks on the outbreak of war. He had for a short period, previously, been, in the army, but was in nowadays compelled to return, as he had received his discharge on some minor medical ailment. However, a sense of duty compelled him to again offer his services, which were accepted, and almost since the outbreak of war Private Ireson had been in the trenches. He was a native of the Rawtenstall district, and as a youth attended Constablelee Church and School.
He was 32 years of age, and the deepest sympathy is extended to Mrs. Ireson and family.

Source: R.F.P. 22nd May 1915 p8 c3 - 11th September 1915
Commonwealth War Graves Commission details
Private John IRESON - killed in action 18th September 1918
John Ireson

Mrs. Ireson, 27 Alexandria Street, Rawtnstall, has been officially informed that her husband Private John Ireson, 12th Manchester Regiment, was killed in action in France on the 18th September. The deceased soldier joined the forces on the 8th May of the present year and had been in France only a few days when he was killed. He was 37 years of age and prior to enlisting was employed as a spinner at Laund mill, Rawtenstall. He Was connected with St Paul's Church, Constable-lee.

Source: R.F.P. 2nd November 1918 p8 c3 - 9th November 1918 p3 c5 - 9th November 1918 p5 c3
Commonwealth War Graves Commission details
Driver Samuel Lord ISHERWOOD - died 7th May 1917