SOLDIERS OF THE PARISH OF ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION
WHO DIED IN WORLD WAR 1
In this section:
St Mary's Parish War Dead -
List of Individuals & their records
List of War Dead Cemeteries & Final Resting Places
Table of Parish War Dead
This List of War Dead below is courtesy of Barbara McNamara who took on the considerable challenge of compiling it from scratch over several years.
Many thanks also to George Coppock for compiling the Soldiers' individual War Records, and for all the time he spent researching, making use of Barbara's list, as well as the considerable time & effort he put into uploading them to this website.
OR, if you have any additional information or photographs we can use to further enhance this section of the site please, please do contact us either on the same email address above or contact Barbara McNamara directly.
Finally, enjoy your visit to this part of our parish website!
by Barbara McNamara:
Nearly 300 soldiers connected with our parish died in World War 1. However, there had never been a fully comprehensive list, nor had there been a War Memorial in our church. In 2014 it was decided to begin a programme of research to try to address this. The research took four years from 2014 to 2018 to provide the current list. It is still ongoing and if further information becomes available it will be included. Some of our soldiers have been commemorated on St. John’s memorial in the church and on St. Peters church memorial. A few can also be found on their workplace memorials or Burnley Lad’s Club memorial and Burnley war memorial at the cemetery.
At the time of World War 1 St. Mary’s parish also included the area which later became Christ the King parish.
As we began this project Fr. Peter Hopkinson commissioned a Memorial Cross to be place outside in the church grounds, on the north side of the church. This memorial commemorates those who died in World War 1, World War 2 and other conflicts.
During the four years, records and photos of most of the soldiers have been displayed in the memorial corner. Parishioners of St. Mary’s and the other parishes have made a wonderful contribution. We still have many descendants and relatives of these soldiers here in our parish and other parishes in the area and a wonderful two- way programme of discovery took place. Some people saw photos of their soldier relatives for the first time. It is hoped that we will commemorate the soldier’s names and some detail in a permanent memorial book in our church.
We would like to thank and acknowledge the following people and the sources which were used during the research.
♦ Firstly, our thanks go to Fr. Peter Hopkinson our recent parish priest and to Fr. David Featherstone our current parish priest appointed in July 2018 for their help and encouragement.
♦ The parishioners of St. Mary’s and surrounding parishes for their contributions of information.
♦ Salford Diocesan Archivist Lawrence Gregory
♦ Andrew Gill, Alan Mackay and the late Denis Otter of Burnley in the Great War website for their kind permission to access and use information:
♦ Commonwealth War Graves Commission
♦ The Royal British Legion
♦ Mr Clifford Scott
♦ Burnley Library
♦ Burnley Express
♦ Lancashire Parish Clerk website www.lan-opc.org.uk
Records for St. Mary’s Burnley:
Deaths 1856-1869 1939-1950
♦ Ancestry UK website www. ancestry.co.uk
♦ FreeBMD www.uk.org.uk/lancashire Birth/Marriage/Death registers
If you would like to add any information please contact Barbara McNamara:
frankatpikehill AT talktalk.net (please replace 'AT' with '@' when emailing - thank you)
Tel: 01282 424 967
ST. MARY OF THE ASSUMPTION PARISH BURNLEY
SOLDIERS CONNECTED WITH THE PARISH
WHO LOST THEIR LIVES IN WORLD WAR 1
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE
(to return to this page after viewing an individual soldier's record,
just click the black arrow on the far left-hand edge of the screen)
GEORGE CHRISTOPHER ABBOTT
ALBERT GEORGE AVERY
WILLIAM EDWARD BARRY
JOSEPH THOMAS BATTY
JOSEPH MALCOLM BELL
JOSEPH PATRICK CONWAY
WILLIAM CAWSON CRAIN
CHARLES WILLIAM CRANE
SAMUEL HENRY CURRY
VINCENT JOHN DACEY
THOMAS ALBERT DAGG
JAMES HENRY DEARDEN
JOHN FRANCIS DURKIN
MARK MICHAEL DURKIN
JAMES WHITTAKER EDMONDSON
DAVID ALOYSIUS FIELDEN
ROBERT WILLIAM GRIMES
CHARLES FRANCIS HARRISON
ALBERT GEORGE HOLDEN
GEORGE HUGHES (2)
JAMES WILLIAM HUGHES
SAMUEL JAMES HUNT
WILLIAM EWART INGHAM
FRANCIS MESHACK JOWETT
JAMES EDWARD KENDALL
JOHN THOMAS KENDALL
JOHN THOMAS LARKIN
MICHAEL JAMES LEE
JOHN HENRY LORD
JOHN JOSEPH LYONS
EDWARD J.C. McCONVILLE
JOHN McCONVILLE (Snr)
JOHN McCONVILLE (Jnr)
CHARLES HENRY MULLEAGUE
JAMES HENRY ODDIE
JOHN HENRY ODDIE
JAMES HENRY POLLIT
JOSEPH PATRICK QUINLEVEN
ARTHUR ALFRED REDMAN
ROBERT HERBERT RILEY
JOHN JOSEPH SHANLEY
ALFRED ALOYSIUS STOWE
HUGH JAMES SULLIVAN
GEORGE PROCTOR VALENTINE
JOHN WILLIAM WELSBY
JOHN THOMAS WOODWARD
Click here for local press cuttings commemorating some of our local Catholic War Dead
Poppy Menin Gate Image by AD_Images from Pixabay
Poppy Sunset Image by Roman Grac from Pixabay
Trench photo: Image by Bruce Mewett from Pixabay
Letter Buttons developed from a blank button designed by starline / Freepik
Four Poppy Crosses: Image by Andrew Martin from Pixabay
Other Poppy Images:
Ralf Kunze, Uschi Dugulin, Thomas B.
Clker-Free-Vector-Images, Juthamas Junloy,
all from Pixabay
Soldier Sillouette: Image by Robert Pender from Pixabay
Cemetery: Image by cathallee0