List of Standard References

Standard References quoted in biographies of the Servicemen with links to Edgworth, Chapeltown and Entwistle, Lancashire and the National Children’s Home and Orphanage, Edgworth.

The following Standard References have been used. Other references are as noted on the individual biographies:

1. Census and Electoral Rolls:
2. Military Records:
3. Births, Marriages and Deaths:
4. Wills and Probate:
5. Births, Marriages and Deaths (Lancashire):
6. Births, Marriages and Deaths (UK):
7. Forces War Records:
8. Lancashire Parish Records –
9. Tillotson’s Bolton Directory, 1932

10. Reminiscences of the Lancashire village of EDGWORTH in the 1920s and 1930s Author: Arthur Fairhurst – Publisher: N Richardson ISBN 1 85216 115 9

11. More memories of the Lancashire village of EDGWORTH from the 1920s to the 1960s. Author: Arthur Fairhurst – Publisher N Richardson ISBN 1 85216 142 6

12. Index of Memorial inscriptions – Edgworth Congregational Church

13. Roll of Honour – The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment of-honour

14. Records of The Barlow Institute and Memories of Edgworth: private collection of Mike Williams, Barlow Court, Edgworth

30. Photo from the collection at The Barlow, Edgworth – photography D. Stott

31. Image reproduced from WW1 Service/Pension Records on under the Open Government Licence – © Crown Copyright – courtesy of The National Archives

32. Image reproduced from All England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966 on under the Open Government Licence – – © Crown Copyright

33. Image reproduced from Manchester BMD records on with permission from Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Manchester City Council

15. – Certificates reproduced with permission from The Commonwealth War Graves Commission

34. Bolton Library & Museum Archive: Edgworth Wesleyan (NMWW) Registers etc. 1844-1990

35. Burial Records –



38. World War 1 Soldier Database, Bolton Museum and Archive

39. Library and Archives of Canada – military records 1914-1918-cef/Pages/canadian-expeditionary-force.aspx

40. Home Children Records – Library and Archives of Canada – 1869-1930/immigration-records/Pages/search.aspx

41. 1901 and 1911 Canadian Census –


Images from Bolton Journal and Guardian reproduced by permission of Newsquest (North West) Ltd

Pictures from references 10 and 11 reproduced by permission of Bolton Museum and Archive, Darwen Libraries and Mrs S Richardson