Littleborough’s History

Heroes of the Second World War

World War 2 soldiers from Littleborough and Wardle who fell during the 2nd World War are currently being researched and below is a list of those who we know about and are therefore included within our researches. It is easy to forget that the soldiers who fought and died in 1942 did so some 75 years ago. Listed below is the Roll of Honour of Littleborough and Wardle’s World War 2 heroes giving their name, rank, date they fell or died plus the memorials which list them. As for the fallen of the Great War, many of the fallen are not remembered on local Memorials so this list below helps to remedy the situation. Should you want any of the information we hold or can provide photographs (we do not hold any at present) or other information then please contact us

Name

Harry Anderton

Donald Bagley

Thomas Bamford

Thomas Henry Barker

Fred Morris Barnes

Frederick Bell

Fred Bellenger

Harold James Bennett

William Birtwhistle

Stanley Brabbin

John Brandrick

Leonard Brennan

Bert Bridge

Frank Buckley

Cyril Burke

Daniel B Burns (Moran)

Bryan Johnson Butterworth

Thomas Carter

Jack Lee Chadwick

John Chadwick

Rennie Chadwick

Wilfred Chorlton

Alfred Clark

William John Clarke

Robert Clayton

John Collinge

William Michael Conlon  

Geoffrey Crossley

Jack Crossley

Stanley V Crossley

Leslie Whittaker Crowther

Donald Dament

Frank Dawson

Kenneth Dawson

Fred Dearden

George Mortimer Dobson

Eric Dryland

John Dunn

James Ronald Earnshaw

Thomas Vincent Eastham

John Ellis

James Patrick Emerson

Arnold Entwistle

Dennis Fallon

Clifford Fitton

Ronald Fitton

Henry Ford

John Thomas Griffin

Arthur Wilfred Grime

John Joseph Harwood

John Stuart Hawkard

Jack Heap

Joseph Hickson

Roy Hirst

Howard Holroyde

Ernest Holt

Fred Holt

Fred Holt

John Holt

John Hewitt Holt

Stanley Holt

Royston H Hopkinson

Ernest Howarth

George Howarth

John William Howarth

Lambert Howarth

Harold Hoyle

Herbert Kitchener Hurst

John Hurst

John Irvine

Alfred Jelly

George William Jubb

Harry Kenworthy

Albert Kershaw

Albert Charles Kershaw

Frank Kershaw

Harry Kershaw

John Kershaw

Donald Lawton

Harold Lord

Harold Low

Alec Lysons

Cameron MacGill

Frank Midgley

John Mingham

Wilfred Mullender

William Naylor

James Pennington   

Leonard Pickering

William Pickering

Wilfred Playford

Edward Nash Reynolds

Raymond Vincent Riddiough

Leslie Roberts

Jack Robertson

Herbert Arnold Shaw

Richard Henry Sloan

Jack Smith

Jesse Smith

Norman Harry Smith

Eric Snape

Cyril Stott (Mm)

John Stott

John Raymond Stott

Edward Tansey

Harold Yeoman Taylor

Kenneth Chadwick Taylor

William Tharby

William Stanley Thomas

Harry Towers

Bernard Uttley

Thomas Wakefield

Eric Sutcliffe Wallwork

Fred Wallwork

Donald Webb

Edmund Whatmough

Thomas White

Kenneth Whitehead

William Whitworth

George Wilson

Ronald Wilson

William Winstanley


Rank

Gunner

Sergeant

Able Seaman

Lance Corporal

Trooper

Leading Seaman

Driver

Sergeant

Sapper

Gunner

Lance Corporal

Private

Private

Leading Aircraftman

Private

Private

Telegraphist

Able Seaman

Private

Private

Bombardier

Private

Private

Marine

Fusilier

Petty Officer

Flight Lieutenant (DFC)

Driver

Trooper

 Believed Sergeant RAF

Private

Not on CWGC  

Flight Sergeant

Private

Private

Gunner

Signalman

Private

Driver

Sergeant

Fusilier

Ordinary Seaman

Fusilier

Sergeant

Gunner    

Private

Gunner

Corporal

Flying Officer

Corporal

Lieutenant

Private

Stoker 2nd Class

Corporal

Lance Corporal

Private

Trooper

Private

Private

Flight Sergeant

Sergeant

Private

Lance Corporal

Lance Bombardier

Sergeant

Aircraftman 1st Cl

Flying Officer

Guardsman

Leading Seaman

Aircraftman 2nd Cl

Sergeant

Flight Sergeant

Trooper

Able Seaman

Guardsman

Not on CWGC

Lance Bombardier

Private

Sergeant

Trooper

Corporal

Gunner

Lance Corporal

Private

Sergeant

Private

Private

Fusilier

Fusilier

Able Seaman

Able Seaman

Officer Cadet

Ordinary Seaman

Driver

Sergeant

Marine

Sapper

Leading Aircraftman

Gunner

Fusilier

Ordinary Signalman

Corporal (MM)

Private

Sergeant

Private

Guardsman

Flight Sergeant

Fusilier

 Stoker 1st Class

Sapper

Private

Sergeant

Lance Corporal

Lieutenant

Sick Berth Attendant

Corporal

Marine   

Sergeant

Private

Private

Bombardier

Ordinary Seaman


Date of Death

06/06/1942

26/07/1942

22/10/1943

08/12/1944

18/07/1944

17/03/1947

14/06/1943

27/04/1942

21/12/1940  

17/07/1943

25/03/1940

15/01/1945

08/04/1945

14/09/1945

01/04/1943

04/11/1943

24/06/1944

19/12/1941

30/06/1943

13/04/1945

 03/12/1944

10/09/1945

01/12/1944

09/08/1944

22/05/1940

08/05/1942

08/06/1944

13/08/1945

01/12/1941

30/11/1942 

09/06/1945

07/04/1944

11/08/1943

10/09/1943

05/04/1945

12/09/1944

31/07/1942

08/10/1944

09/09/1943

23/09/1944

03/06/1944

20/09/1943

24/02/1944

30/08/1944

23/10/1946

29/02/1944

29/03/1943

12/09/1944

24/09/1944

13/06/1942

10/09/1943

27/09/1944

19/12/1941

09/07/1943

26/11/1941

29/05/1945

17/07/1943

14/07/1943

26/03/1945

23/01/1945

08/07/1944

02/07/1944

10/03/1943

21/01/1944

05/01/1941

11/09/1940

01/10/1942

26/03/1945

15/12/1941

22/05/1944

26/03/1942

21/12/1943

16/08/1944

26/11/1942

01/08/1944

Not known

18/02/1944

02/03/1943

14/01/1942

28/06/1944

14/11/1944

24/03/1945

24/04/1945

15/12/1942

22/09/1944

28/04/1941

22/01/1945

18/07/1945

10/08/1944

11/09/1939

15/12/1941

17/11/1943

08/06/1940

06/03/1944

14/01/1945

28/05/1941

24/12/1945

12/08/1943

11/04/1944

10/02/1941

11/08/1944

01/04/1945

29/07/1944

21/09/1942

20/08/1946

23/02/1944

31/12/1942

11/08/1943

20/10/1940 

07/01/1943

09/09/1943

22/07/1942

22/06/1944

09/02/1944

02/10/1942

29/08/1944

26/04/1943

02/04/1944

06/11/1944

21/07/1943

16/08/1944

31/12/1942


Memorials (Key Below)

C S P

C S P

None

C A

C Z

None

C P

C P

None

C A

C

C

C A

C Z

W

C

S Z

C

A

C S

C

C

C P M

C S B (A)

C

C S G (A)

C

C P

C

C

J

C S

C P

Z

X W

C

C P

C M

C P

W

C P

C

S J

C

None

J

C S

C

W

C

C

C

C

C

None

C

C S

None

J? W

J?

C S

W

W

C A

C

Z

C S

C

C P

C S M

A

none

C M

W

W

C

C

None

C G

Z

C S P

C

A

J W

C G

C V

None

W

C

None

C S

C M

C S D

None

C

C A

None

C S P

C

C

A

C

C

W

None

None

C S A J

C

CA

C

C

A J

C S

C S M

None

C

W

S A

C

C

C P

C S

CODE TO WAR MEMORIALS

A - St Andrew’s Dearnley

B( A ) - Associated with St Barnabas Church @ Shore

C - Littleborough Cenotaph in the Square

D - Durn Baptist Church - now in the library in Hare Hill Park

G - Greenhill Methodist Church  or G ( A ) - Associated with Greenhill Methodist Church

J - St John’s Smallbridge

M - Clegg’s Mill War Memorial - located in Shore

P - Holy Trinity Parish Church

S - Littleborough Central School - now in the history Centre

V - Victoria St Congregational Church

W - Wardle WM

X - Wardle Methodist

Z also listed on Milnrow’s War Memorials