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Walter Stanworth

From the Blackburn Times 25 June 1918

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Burnley and District in the Great War 1914 - 1918
Lieut. Walter Stanworth, Royal engineers, only son of Mr James Stanworth, of Fern Bank, East Park Road has been awarded the Military Cross for "conspicuous gallantry and skill from March 22nd to April 2nd 1918, when in charge of the Wireless Section, he erected forward stations under heavy shell fire. His work was of the greatest assistance, as at one time it was only communication with one of the Brigades." Lieut. Stanworth is a keen amateur exponent of wireless telegraph. He enlisted in July 1915, in the East Lancashires, transferred to the Cheshire Regt., and was drafted to France ten months later. Subsequently he was transferred to the Royal Engineers, gazetted first-lieutenant, and drafted to the Italian front. He remained there until March last., and when the German offensive began he returned with his unti to the Western Front. Lieutenant Stanworth is 23 years of age, and prior to joining the army was in business with his father.

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