Rossendale Branch - Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Rawtenstall War Memorial Obituaries

Private John LONSDALE  -  Gunner George William LORD  -  Private John LORD
Private Joseph LORD  -  Private Wilfred LOVE  -  Private John LUND

Private John LONSDALE - died 11th April 1918

Gunner George William. LORD - died 13th April 1917

Mrs Lord of Crabtree Buildings, Whitewell Bottom, has had information that her only son. Private William Lord, has been killed in France. Up to the time of writing she had received no official intimation, but a letter has been received from a comrade of her son to the effect that the writer witnessed the funeral of Private Lord. Private Lord, who was only 25 years of age, was married, and previous to enlistment he resided at Crawshawbooth. He was drafted to France on January 1st of this year.

Source: R.F.P. 12th May 1917 p5 c2 & P8 c1
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Private John LORD - died 16th August 1917

No information available

Source: Not available
Private Joseph LORD - died 8th December 1916

Private Wilfred Albert LOVE - killed in action 9th October 1917

Mr and Mrs Henry Love of 9 Alexandra Street, Constable Lee, Rawtenstall, have received an official intimation of the death in action of their son, Private W. A. Love, of the Lancashire Fusiliers.
The young soldier, who was 21 years of age in September last had been in the Army since March of 1915. He was one of those who took part in the now historic campaign on the Galipoli Peninsula, from which he was invalided home with dysentery. On his recovery he was drafted out to France about March 1916, and shortly afterwards he was wounded in the hand. He again recovered and once more went back to the trenches. He was wounded a second time in May 1917, and was once more admitted to hospital with a gunshot wound in the right leg. This too, he recovered from and again went back to the fighting area. The news which has now been received records that he was killed on October 9th.
Prior to enlisting Private Love was employed at Waterside Mill, Haslingden, and was connected with Constable Lee Parish Church, where he was much respected.

Source: R.F.P. 10th November 1917 p8 c3
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Private John LUND - killed in action 4th March 1917

Much regret has been caused by the receipt of the news by Miss Lund, of 9 Rock Terrace, Crawshawbooth, that her brother, Private John Lund, R.A.M.C. was killed in Salonica on March 4th.
Private Lund was a highly respected young man, and had a wide circle of friends in the Cloughfold district, as well as at Crawshawbooth and Rawtenstall. He was a popular member of the Liberal Club, and a member of the Goodshaw Prize Band. He was attached to the Primitive Methodist Church, and the organist in the Sunday School, and was 25 years of age. He was formerly employed by the Globe Spinning Co. (Stoneholme Mill).
A memorial service will be held in the Primitive Methodist Church on Sunday evening.

Source: R.F.P. 24th March 1917 p8 c2 - 31st March 1917 p6 c6
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