During the course of my research into various lines of my family history I have inevitably come across some who were killed  during the two World Wars. Go to  SECOND WORLD WAR Cpl Harold Cumpstey S/8433 1st Bn Gordon Highlanders Died from wounds 3rd March 1916, aged 22y Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres Son of Mary Ellen & late Isaac Cumpstey of St James Rd, Blackburn Previously a clerk Lcpl Alexander Livingstone 13460 15th Bn Highland Lt Inf Killed in action, France 27th August 1916, aged 36y Cambrin Churchyard Ext. Born Kilmaurs, Ayr son of Alexander Livingstone & Agnes (Rodger) Husband of Margaret Gray (Candlish) Lived in Pollokshaws, Glasgow 2 sons. Previously a tram car conductor Remembered on the Pollokshaws War Memorial Sapper James Kirk Livingstone 505294 Canadian Engineers 11th September 1924, aged 38y Died Winnipeg, Canada Death related to Service Duty Buried Brookside Cemetery, Winnipeg Born in Scotland, son of Robert Livingstone & Martha Heriot (Kirk).  Husband of Margaret Ann,  1 son James who was killed in WW2 Emigrated 1908, formerly a locomotive engineer GSM Joseph Walton Livingstone 28291 RASC Invalided out due to illness 17th January 1919, aged 45y Died in Newcastle Buried Stanhope, Durham Eldest so of Dr Thomas & Mary Livingstone of Stanhope, Co Durham Walton Livingstone never actually served but did sign up, his records suggest he probably had a stroke. Name appears on War Memorial at Merchiston Castle School, Edinburgh Pte John Briggs Moore 25360 9th Bn Loyal North Lancs Rgt Killed in action 7th June 1917, aged 39y Menin Gate, Ypres Son of John Thomas & late Ellen Moore of King St, Blackburn Previously worked for Mr Eatough, potato Merchant of Victoria St. Pte Joseph Pimblett 26025 8th Bn East Lancs Rgt Killed in action 22nd September 1917, aged 25y Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery Son of Peter & Mary Pimblett Husband of Nellie of Plymouth St, Blackburn Formerly a cotton weaver Sapper James Starkie 1440 RND Royal Marine Engineers Died from wounds, Gallipoli 4th December 1915, aged 23y Redoubt Cemetery, Helles Youngest son of Thomas Edward & Susannah Starkie  of Hargreaves St, Nelson Remembered on Carr Rd Memorial Pte Herbert Townson 24146 6th Bn East Lancs Rgt Missing presumed killed 30th April 1917, aged 22y Basra Memorial, Iraq Son of Robert Parkinson & Elizabeth Townson  of Argyle St, Burnley, brother of John (below) Previously a tape labourer at Woodwords, Mill Pte John Robert Townson 204001 6th Bn East Lancs Rgt Died from wounds 12th October 1918, aged 26y Bangalore Cemetery, India Son of Robert Parkinson & Elizabeth Townson of Argyle St, Burnley, brother of Herbert (above) Previously worked on the arches for L& Y Railway PILLING Irvine PIMBLETT Joseph SMITH William STARKIE James STARKIE Earl TOWNSON Herbert TOWNSON John Robert WATSON Thomas WILMORE Harold WILMORE Harold Pte William Smith 13934 9th Bn Lancashire Fusiliers 21st August 1915, aged 27y Helles Memorial, Gallipoli Pte Herbert Henry Law 20764 2nd Bn Coldstream Guards Died from wounds, Surrey 28th October 1918, aged 30y Buried St Leonards Churchyard, Padiham Son of Alice & late George Law of Padiham Brother of Percy (below) Husband of Lydia of Bridge St, Padiham Formerly a weaver Remembered on Padiham Memorial Lcpl Percy Law 32463 1st Bn Kings Shropshire Lt Inf Missing presumed killed 21st March 1918, aged 27y Arras Memorial, France Son of Alice & late George Law of Padiham Brother of Herbert (above) Husband of Ada of Park Lane, Burnley Remembered on Padiham Memorial Son of Annie & late Seth of Wheatley Lane Husband of Ann, 2 children Previously a weaver at Proctor Bros Remembered on Fence & Wheatley Lane Memorials Pte Earl Starkie 24262 11th Bn East Lancs Rgt Killed in action 28th September 1918, aged 26y Strand Military Cemetery FIRST WORLD WAR Son of William & Sarah A Starkie of Church St, Padiham Previously employed a painter by Mr A. Ingham Remembered on Padiham Memorial Pte Harold Wilmore 27666 1/4th Bn Loyal North Lancs Rgt 25th April 1918, aged 27y Houchin British Cemetery Pte Irvine Pilling 28994 2nd Bn East Lancs Rgt Missing presumed killed 4th March 1917, aged 35y Thiepval Memorial Son of Elizabeth & late William Pilling of Nelson Husband of Mary Ann of Bond St, Nelson His brother Harold was also killed in action Remembered on Nelson Memorial Husband of Margaret of Dover St, Nelson Previously a weaver at Bradley Shed Remembered on Nelson Memorial Pte Harold Wilmore 37424 2nd Bn East Lancs Rgt Missing presumed killed 27th May 1918, aged 19y Soissons Memorial Son of Norman Oscar & Lucy Wilmore Blackpool, formerly of Nelson Remembered on Nelson Memorial Cpl Thomas Watson 45948 25th Sig. Coy.  Royal Engineers Killed in action 15th June 1917, aged 26y Kandahar Farm Cemetery Son of John & Alice Watson of Langham Rd, Blackburn Awarded MM & mentioned in dispatches Go to  SECOND WORLD WAR Pte Thomas Briggs 3105671 Canadian Infantry 27th August 1918, aged 42y Killed in action, France Dury Crufix Cemetery Son of Samuel & Nancy Briggs of Blackburn Husband of Nora of Somerset, Massachusetts, USA Previously a house painter. Emigrated 1910 Remembered on St Thomas Memorial, Blackburn
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