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PRESTON’S ROLL OF HONOUR
THE PRESTON HERALD, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1914.
THE ‘PALS’’ DEPARTURE.
ENTHUSIASTIC SCENES AT PRESTON.
The Mayor’s Advice.
The departure of the “Pals” Company raised by Mr. Cyril Cartmell, the son of the Mayor of Preston, on Monday afternoon was undoubtedly the heartiest and most demonstrative of the present campaign, and in some measure was reminiscent of the South African campaign, when Preston was in a continual whirl of excitement. The company, which is built up of clerks, business men, journalists, architects, undergraduates and others, was raised within four days, and has been attached to the 6th Battalion of the L.N.L. Regiment, which they will bring up to full strength. Very few of the young men who submitted themselves for medical inspection were rejected, and as fine a lot of young men as one could meet throughout the country were the 225 who entrained for the training camp on Monday afternoon. The recruits had been drawn exclusively from the Preston district and the near-lying Fylde coast towns of St. Annes and Blackpool. Many of the men had left extremely good positions to respond to the national call to arms, and quite a large percentage were old public school boys. No fewer than 91 members of the company are clerks, and, as has been stated above, the others include representatives of almost all the professions.
It was on Sunday that the men were medically examined, and on Monday they assembled for attestation at the Town Hall. At noon they were mustered and marched to the Public Hall, where a meal awaited for the young men about to leave town, and afterwards each man received a packet of sandwiches for consumption on the railway journey.
After the meal Sergt.-Major Hayes (Bolton) addressed the company on the nature of the duties that would be expected of them, and pointed out that, coming as they did from good homes, they would have to put up with conditions they had never before experienced. So far as he knew at the moment, he would be serving with them. The North Lancashire Regiment, to which they were attached, was a regiment with great traditions, and those traditions it was their privilege to help uphold. (Cheers)
THE MAYOR’S ADDRESS.
The Mayor, who was enthusiastically cheered, expressed his gratification at finding the men coming from good families, comfortable homes, holding good positions, and in many cases the only sons of their parents, had responded so readily to the call of their country. The way in which they and thousands of their fellow-countrymen had responded to the call proved that the country was all right. (Cheers.) They had joined as ordinary soldiers, and were not expecting any privileges whatever. The only thing they had asked for was the advantage of serving and, if need be, of fighting for, their King in the company of those with whom they had lived, worked, and played.
“A little word of advice,” the Mayor concluded. “It has been marvellous to see how many young fellows wanted to join this company – boys who by no stretch of the imagination could be put down as 19. (Laughter.) Well, there are some with us this afternoon. They are men in inches, but only boys in years. I am asking the older men to keep an eye on them. (Hear, hear.) Live clean and live straight, as well as shoot straight.” (Cheers.)
AN IMPROMPTU CONCERT.
The speech was concluded to the sound of hearty English cheers, which had scarcely died down before “For He’s a Jolly Good Fellow” was sung by the entire company. A short, bright, impromptu concert followed, and again the men were assembled, and marched to the Market Square, where they paraded. Both on the Market Square and on the way to the station remarkably enthusiastic scenes were witnessed, and again on the station, where hundreds of Prestonians flocked, the scenes were remarkably inspiring, cheer after cheer following the special train as it moved out of the bay at 2.4 p.m.
The departure of the company gave an impetus to the wold-be “Pals,” and there were busy scenes at the Town Hall, where the names were taken for the second company which Mr. Cyril Cartmell intends raising with the sanction of the military authorities. There were many expressions of disappointment when it was stated that the formation of the second company was uncertain.
CONTINUED RUSH AT THE BARRACKS
Meanwhile, at the Barracks the stream of recruits continued undiminished, and again on Tuesday, the effect of the new Army Order, by which men were only signed on for one day with the colours, and the rest as reservists, was not apparent in any very material reduction in the rush. During Monday morning a big detachment of Kitchener’s Army recruits from Bolton marched in, and the pressure on the departments was unabated.
It is expected that the new Army Order will have checked the rush by week end, and once the men already enrolled are despatched for the various training camps, the Barracks will begin to look their old self again. It should be pointed out, however, that the Order does not affect non-commissioned officers, who are urgently required to fill the shortages in these ranks. Ex-non-coms. of any branch of the forces are requested to offer themselves for service, either at home or in the field.
The Y.M.C.A. continues its meritorious work on behalf of the new recruits at the Barracks, and on Sunday night a successful concert was given by the Garrison Church choir. The programme consisted of sacred music, recitations, and violin solos. It is understood that the various church and chapel choirs in town will be asked to provide concerts each Sunday evening.
THE ROLL OF HONOUR.
The following are the names of the young men who came forward at the call of Mr. Cyril Cartmell – son of the Mayor of Preston – to enlist in the Preston Company completing the 6th Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire, which left Preston on Monday for special training at Tidworth. A “Roll of Honour,” indeed:-
Cartmell, C., 9, Victoria-road, St. Annes.
Southern, R. H., 1, St. David’s-road, St. Annes.
Jolly, H., 49, George-street, Blackpool.
Halliwell, C., 17, St. Bede’s-avenue, North Shore, Blackpool.
Grimes, F. T., 42, Raikes-parade, Blackpool.
Shuttleworth, N. A., Richmond Mount, Vicarage-lane, Marton.
Forbes, Graham, “Drimard,” Saville-road, Blackpool.
Butler, Jno., 32, Manchester-road, Blackpool.
Crawshaw, M. A., 8, Hornby-road Blackpool.
Horsfall, G. H., Rothesay House, Caryll-road, St. Annes.
Dann, P. W., 16, Burlington-road, Blackpool.
Brooks, F., Clifton Hotel, Blackpool.
Ibbotson, W., 4, Lancaster-gate, North Shore, Blackpool.
Ibbotson, G. S., 4, Lancaster-gate, North Shore, Blackpool.
Barlow, S., 69, Newcastle-avenue, Blackpool.
Godley, T., 47, Reads-road, Blackpool.
Crossley, W.E., Ribby-road, Kirkham.
King, J. N., Headroomgate-road, St. Annes.
Hubberstey, E., 4, Leeds-road, Blackpool.
Knowles, A., 32, Clifton-road, North Shore, Blackpool.
Taylor, F. C. W., 8, Northfield-avenue, Blackpool.
Bury, Edwd., 6, Hornby-road, Blackpool.
Wright, Frank, 37, Peter-street, Blackpool.
Bagley, H. T., 93, Egerton-road, North Shore, Blackpool.
Blane, Sid., 256, Hornby-road, Blackpool.
Willoughby, Ed., 3, Ash-street, South Shore, Blackpool.
Waddicar, Rd., 6, Havelock-road, Blackpool.
Hinckley, A., 43, Topping-street, Blackpool.
Warburton, H., “Northwood,” King Edward-avenue, Blackpool.
Davies, Arthur, “Alderlea,” Red Bank-road, Blackpool.
Eastham, C. V., 12, Saville-road, South Shore, Blackpool.
Ibbotson, Ross. 4, Lancaster-gate, Blackpool.
Grundy, E. B., “Gleneek,” Westby-road, St. Annes.
Warburton, Rd., 75, Poulton-street, Kirkham.
Croasdale, H. H., 38, Whitegate-drive, Blackpool.
Heaton, J. P., 31, Newton-drive, Blackpool.
Clarkson, W. H., 260, Hornby-road, Blackpool.
Blackburn, H., 25, Chaucer-road, Fleetwood.
Beatson, Jno., Lostock Villa, Lostock Hall.
Breckell, J., Elder Cottage, Lytham-road, Warton.
Siddle, Thos., 5, Havelock-terrace, Bamber Bridge.
Siddle, H., 5, Havelock-terrace, Bamber Bridge.
Gastrell, Wm., Railway Hotel, Kirkham.
Barnish, J. E., 117, Watkin-lane, Lostock Hall.
Taylor, E. P., Whitegate, Wrea Green, near Kirkham.
Shaw, 11., Brookland, King Edward-avenue, Blackpool.
Howarth, T. T., 9, Albert-road, Blackpool.
Pomfret, A. G., 12, Stanley-place, Preston.
Pomfret, Robt., 10, Stanley-place, Preston.
Cain, L. W., 122, Friargate, Preston.
Sloane, Peter, 313, Cemetary-road, Preston.
Stamper, G., 13, St. Andrew’s-street, Blackburn.
Owen, Kirby, 3, Carlton-terrace, Grafton-street, Preston.
Lancaster, G. C., M. and L. D. Bank, Preston.
Park, Vincent, 29, West-cliff, Preston.
Kay, Chas. Wm., 9, Cross-street, Preston.
Shawcross, R., 5, Palmer-street, Blackburn.
Shorrock, J. B., 4, Brighton-terrace, Darwen.
McIlwaine, W., Myerscough Hall Farm, Broughton.
Hayes, Frank, 4, Park-road, Accrington.
Patterson, A., Fern Bank, Cadley, near Preston.
Roberts, G., 18, Garstang-road, Fulwood.
Seed, Rd., 29, Horschell-street, Preston.
Moon, W., 22, Goldfinch-street, Preston.
Higson, J. F., 130, North-road, Preston.
Bailey, H., 91 Holmrook-road, Preston.
Kirkham, J., Hawkhurst-road, Penwortham.
Roughley, E., 1, Lark-avenue, Penwortham.
Barrett, A. E., 14, Boundary-terrace, Fulwood.
O’Neill, Edmund, 1a, Weston-street, Preston.
Stevens, W. C., Fern Cottage, Bank Parade, Preston.
Bennett, Thos., 80, Hartington-road, Preston.
Richmond, Hy., 79, Brackenbury-road, Preston.
Brown, Jno., 5, Havelock-terrace, Moor Park, Preston.
Lambourne, Wm., 12, Maroband-street, Preston.
Eastwood, G., 196, West Strand, Preston.
Marland, Jas., 30, Otway-street, Preston.
Garth, Albert, 195, Deepdale-road, Preston.
Thompson, F. N., Darwen Cottage, Walton-le-Dale.
Threlfall, Wm., 199, Marsh-lane, Preston.
Johnston, W. W., 4, Norris-street, Fulwood.
Whitehead, J. H., 8, Regent-street, Preston.
Taylor, D. W., 2, Hill-place, Fishergate, Preston.
Airey, C. W., Frenchwood-view, 9, Clarendon-street, Preston.
Watt, Jno. Robt., 52, Waterloo-terrace, Preston.
Wilkinson, Thos, 1, Pump-street, Park-road, Preston.
Tipping, John, Old Vicarage, Lancaster-road, Preston.
Walmsley, Jno., 11, Elizabeth-street, Preston.
Wilkins, W. G., 14, Ardee-road, Preston.
Roberts, F. C., 30, Bence-road, Preston.
Billington, Jos., 20, George-street, Preston.
Harrop, Jno., 176, Friargate, Preston.
Stott, Thos., 32, Cannon-street, Preston.
Allsup, Wm., 63, Fishergate, Preston.
Fowler, Jas., 3, Bank-pace, Ashton.
Rydeard, Jas., 297, St. George’s-road, Preston.
Barnes, A. W., 1, Christ Church-street, Preston.
McGuire, Jas., 49, Shelley-road, Preston.
Trees, T. D., 91, Wellington-road, Ashton.
Robinson, A. E., 19, Great Avenham-street, Preston.
Laraway, Samuel, 176, London-road, Preston.
Ainsworth, S., 295, Watling-road, Preston.
Targett, R. C., Crown Hotel, Preston.
Wright, Jno., 22, Garden-walk, Ashton.
Hudson, M. F., Maypole Dairy Co., Water-lane, Preston.
Pennington, Chas., 34, Ribble Bank-street, Preston.
Schofield, T. W., Red Lion Hotel, Swinton, Manchester.
Clarkson, Chas., Wyresdale, Garstang-road, Preston.
Woodhouse, Evan, 3, Rendle-road, Preston.
Bulling, A. E., “Balmoral,” Fulwood Hall-lane, Fulwood.
Baines, R., Frenchwood Mill, James-street, Preston.
Parker, L. Myerscough Hall Farm, Preston.
Smith, N., Glen Villas, Ribbleton, Preston.
Syddall, R. H. 12, Prospect-place, Preston.
Gaunt, Edgar, Nooklands Farm, Fulwood, Preston.
Grey, David, Fishergate, Preston.
Hunter, G. M., 69, Brackenbury-road, Preston.
Dockerty, Rd., 188, Corporation-street, Preston.
Blackburn, Fred, Mayfield, Lostock Hall, near Preston.
Lancaster, H. J., 3, Hill Cottage, Boys-lane, Cadley.
Williams, Geo., 3, Lyndale-terrace, Penwortham.
Dodgson, Jno., 1, Avenham-road, Preston.
Nickens, J. C., 10, Plungington-road, Fulwood.
Fazackerley, P., 17, Beech-grove, Ashton.
Cousons, Joseph, 55, Wildman-street, Preston.
Hacking, T. E., 112, Friargate, Preston.
Bull, V. C., 14, Larkhill-terrace, Preston.
Livesey, F., 3, Avenham-terrace, Preston.
Sandwell, H. E., 172, St. Thomas’s-road, Preston.
Knagg, C., 4, Grosvenor-place, Ashton-on-Ribble.
Costello, R., 139, Victoria-street, Preston.
Ainsworth, Wm., 38, Ribble-bank, Preston.
Fowler, J., 183, New Hall-lane, Preston.
Smith, E., 143, New Hall-lane, Preston.
Walmsley, G., 313, Ribbleton-lane, Preston.
Poulton, V., 1, Dove-street, Preston.
Turner, F., 5, Wellington-terrace, Preston.
Hodson, J. S., 9, Wellington-terrace, Preston.
Wilcock, F. N., 73, St. Stephen’s-road, Preston.
Simpson, F., 62, Euston-street, Preston.
Bamber, J., 85, Plungington-road, Preston.
Chevalier, V., 10, River-side, Preston.
Metcalfe, R., 240, Fylde-road, Preston.
Liver, E., 11, St. Ignatius’-square, Preston.
Fraser, T.,184, St. Thomas’s-road, Preston.
Forshaw, A., 12, Waterloo-road, Ashton.
Roney, A., 61, London-road, Preston.
Ratcliffe, L., 18, Frenchwood-street, Preston.
Grimshaw, H., 4, Carnarvon-road, Preston.
Unsworth, R. H., 3, Oxheys-street, Preston.
Davidson, J., 4, Caroline-street South, Preston.
Billsborough, N., 17, Chaddock-street, Preston.
Sounders, A., 38, Fishergate-hill, Preston.
Ainsworth, A. J., 105, Watling Street-road, Preston.
Bagot, Wm., 3, Liverpool-street, Preston.
Parkinson, C., 13, Balfour-road, Preston.
Younge-Bateman, G., 3, Walton’s-parade, Preston.
Howarth, E., 57, Meadow-street, Preston.
Threlfall, T. M., 121, Oxford-street, Preston.
Pearson, S., 56, Garden-walk, Ashton.
Evans, J. D., Hoghton Hall, near Preston.
Cornwall, V. J. S., Fishergate, Preston.
Whistlecroft, W., Hawkhurst-road, Penwortham.
Hope, Leo, 11, Broadgate, Preston.
Dickinson, J., 11, Linton-street, Preston.
Jackson, J., 54, Springfield-street, Preston.
Fazackerley, J., 68, Tulketh-brow, Ashton.
Thornton, F., 14, Butler-square, Fishergate, Preston.
Brindle, H., 45, Park-road, Preston.
Melling, J., Grasmere House, Garstang-road, Fulwood.
Park, P. W., The Planes, Cop-lane, Penwortham.
Parr, J., 112, Fishergate, Preston.
Masheter, T., 60 Maudland-bank, Preston.
Burnett, M., 40, Avenham-road, Preston.
Wilson, J., 247, Brockholes-view, Preston.
Dalzell, S. F., 4, West View-terrace, Preston.
Chaliner, E., 15, St. Martin’s-road, Deepdale, Preston.
Miller, R., 5, Haysworth-street, Preston.
Little, J. H., 2, Maitland-street, Preston.
Farnworth, N. R., 27, Beech-grove, Ashton.
Whittle, C., 17, Powis-road, Ashton.
Prescott, C., 104, Lovat-road, Preston.
Worden, T., 62, Holmrook-road, Preston.
Heald, Jas., Longton, Preston.
Place, A., 6, Waverley-road, Preston.
Eastham, R., 21, Sedburg-street, Preston.
Stewart, C. J., Steamer Hotel, Water-lane, Preston.
Mulhall, R. C., 205, Deepdale-road, Preston.
Turton, C., Elm Cottage, Longton.
Hull, F., 19, Wolseley-road, Preston.
Lambourne, A. E., 10, Marshall-street, Preston.
Hurst, G., 4, Mill-street, Preston.
Lovatt, W., 48, Chaddock-street, Preston.
Speakman, J., 24, Dove-street, Preston.
Topping, F., 10, Swinley-lane, Wigan.
Clark, John Edgar, 9, St. Anthony’s-road, Deepdale, Preston.
Price, Jos., 53, Clifton-street, St. Annes.
Forge, Claude, 13, Springfield-road, St. Annes.
Hobson, Edwd.,31, Northcote-road, Preston.
Brown, Harry, 2, Bute-avenue, Blackpool.
Ball, Robt., St. Michael’s Hall, Garstang.
Eccles, Francis, 13, Great Townley-street, Preston.
Rawcliffe, Wm., Harrison House, St. Michaels-on-Wyre, near Garstang.
Wood, Frank, 37, Connaught-road, Preston.
Nelson, Albert, 8, Roberts-street, Blackpool.
Armitstead, Clifford, 8, Lune-grove, Blackpool.
Cox, Harold, 18, Newcastle-avenue, Blackpool.
Rain, Hugh, 1, Moor Park-avenue, Blackpool.
Ashcroft, John, 282, Plungington-road, Preston.
Salt, Wilfred, 42, Great Townley-street, Preston.
Brennan, Wm., 88, Ribbleton-lane, Preston.
Unsworth, Thos., 176, New Hall-lane, Preston.
Watson, Thos., 34, Carlisle-street, Preston.
Fazackerley, H., 17, Beech-grove, Ashton.
Burton, Chas., 15, Spring-bank, Preston.
Higginson, J., 32, Shelley-road, Preston.
Norris, Sidney, 154, Castleton-road,Preston.
Bennett, Robt., 40, Thorn-street, Prestton.
Turnbull, Robt., 37, Thorn-street, Preston.
Transcribed by Charles O'Donnell 2018