The dedication of a few of our locals made this project possible, it is right their time and effort are noted and appreciated..
Many people have been involved in researching the lives of the soldiers and all their contributions have been appreciated.
The work of the research group has been coordinated and edited by Linda Spencer (apart from biographies by A Woodward).
The names of the researchers are shown on the bottom of each biography. Those who have completed more than 20 biographies each are:
Linda Spencer, Alan Woodward, Irene Spencer and Karen Oldfield
Thanks are due to the following people who have assisted with the project:
Heritage Lottery Funding arranged by Peter Charnock and Julian Clissold
Michael Williams for rescuing the photographs during renovations to The Barlow
Duncan Stott for reproducing the original photographs of 144 soldiers in The Barlow
Alan Woodward for the design of the front and back covers
Julie Lamara, Collections Access Officer-Local Studies, Bolton History Centre and Steven Hartshorne, Information and Enquiry Officer, Bolton Museum and Archive
Jennifer Layne, British Home Children Research and Advocacy Association for information relating to Canadian soldiers linked with the National Children’s Home and Orphanage and Anita D Forth for history of the NCHO.
Isabel Holowaty, Bodleian History Librarian, Oxford University
"I believe that one of the comforts to us all out here is that we know we shall always be honoured in the old village."
Gerald Ainsworth, died Ypres Salient: 27th March 1918