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 Post subject: Briercliffe Soldiers
PostPosted: Wed Mar 21, 2007 3:18 pm 
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Briercliffe Soldiers

http://www.cwgc.org/search/cemetery_det ... 817&mode=1
Briercliffe (Ebenezer) Baptist Chapel

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Haggate Baptist Chapel

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Briercliffe (St. James) Church

http://www.eastlancsmemorials.co.uk/bur ... cliffe.htm
St James Church, Church Street, off Briercliffe Road

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ATKINSON, RENNIE THOMAS - Son of Thomas and Nanny Atkinson, of 104, Burnley Rd., Harle Syke, Burnley.

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BAILEY, HERBERT - Son of George Edward and Elizabeth Ann Bailey, of Burnley; husband of Phyllis Bailey, of Burnley.

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BAINBRIDGE, JOHN - Son of Frederick and Nanny Bainbridge; husband of Elizabeth Bainbridge, of 58, Nairne St., Burnley.

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BANNISTER, JAMES MATTHEW - Son of Harry and Eva Bannister, of Colne.

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BARNES, ERIC WILLIAM - Son of Fred and Mary Elizabeth Barnes, of Burnley.

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BLAYLOCK, STANLEY - Son of Ernest and Bertha Blaylock, of Burnley.

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BROWN, H. - Son of Richard and May Brown, of Burnley; husband of Emily Seward (formerly Brown), of 21, Cross St., Harle Syke.

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CUNLIFFE, JACK - Son of Thomas and Susan Cunliffe, of Nelson.

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DUERDEN, SYDNEY - Son of Willie and Alice Duerden, of Briercliffe.

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DUERDEN, THOMAS - Son of Richard and Susannah Duerden, of 72, Burnley Road, Harle Syke, Briercliffe, nr. Burnley.

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EDMONDSON, H. – Buried at Haggate Baptist Chapel

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HALSTEAD, THOMAS WARING - Son of Alice Halstead, of 6, Duke St., Harle Syke, Burnley, and the late John Halstead.

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HARTLEY, HAROLD ASHWORTH - Son of Fred and Jessie Hartley, of Nelson; husband of Doris Ann Hartley, of Nelson.

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HARTLEY, W.H. – Buried Briercliffe St. James

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HOWARTH, FRED - Son of the late John and Betty Howarth, of Burnley; husband of Elizabeth Howarth, of 31, Murray St., Burnley.

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HUDSON, J.W. - Son of Carey and G. A. Hudson, of 25, Hart St., Southport. Born at Burnley.

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LEAVER, James - Son of the late James and Mary Jane Leaver; husband of Elizabeth Leaver, of 428, Briercliffe Rd., Burnley.

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LEE, A. - Husband of Rose Hannah Lee, of 16, Mount Pleasant St., Burnley.

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NUTTALL, H. – Buried at Haggate Baptist Chapel

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NUTTALL, DENIS HARGREAVES - Son of Herbert and Grace Ann Nuttall, of Burnley; husband of May Nuttall, of Upper Poppleton, Yorkshire.

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ORRELL, E. – Buried at Haggate Baptist Chapel

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PARKINSON, W. – Buried at Haggate Baptist Chapel

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PICKLES, WILLIAM - Son of Mr. and Mrs Charles Pickles, of 11, Cuerdale St., Harle Syke, Burnley.

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PILLING, WALTER – Buried at Haggate Baptist Chapel

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STARKIE, PARKER - Son of Hartley and Elizabeth Ann Starkie; husband of Hilda Latham (formerly Starkie), of 38, Eldwick St., Burnley.

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SHACKLETON, HARRY DOUGLAS - Son of Robinson G. Shackleton and Margaret Shackleton, of Westhoughton. (Buried at Haggate Baptist Chapel)

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TAYLOR, I. – Buried at Haggate Baptist Chapel

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WARDLEY, A. - Son of Samuel Wardley, of Burnley; husband of Margaret E. Lancaster (formerly Wardley), of 3, Nelson Rd., Haggate, Burnley.

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THOMAS, WILLIAM - Son of Mrs. S. Thomas, of 18, Faraday St., Ightenhill, Burnley, Lancs, England. (Buried at Haggate Baptist Chapel)

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WHITTAKER, B. - Son of Richard Thomas and Mary Whittaker, of 22, Cuerdale St., Harle Syke, Burnley.

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WHITAKER, RENNIE - Husband of Mary Alice Whitaker, of 14, Jubilee, Harle Syke, Burnley.

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WHITTAKER, W.R. - Son of Mrs. A. Whittaker, of 21, Walverden Rd., Briercliffe.

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WILKINSON, A.H. – Buried Briercliffe, St. James

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WILSHAW, ERIC JAMES - Son of the late George Marshall Wilshaw and of Mary Emma Wilshaw, of 18, Arkwright St., Burnley.

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WILSHAW, GEORGE MARSHALL - Son of James and Elizabeth Wilshaw, of Blackburn; husband of Mary Emma Wilshaw, of 18, Arkwright St., Burnley.


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There is now a picture of the war memorial in St James Churchyard on the main site http://www.briercliffesociety.co.uk/Grave%20Stones/St%20James%20the%20Great/War%20Memorial/War%20Memorial.htm

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 8:45 pm 
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http://www.burnleytoday.co.uk/burnley-n ... id=2894219
• Published Date: 22 May 2007
• Location: Burnley
Tragedy of courageous ex-soldier
By Daniel Black
THE mother of a fiercely proud former soldier who died following a 14-year battle against post-traumatic stress disorder has paid tribute to his "love of life".
Mr Michael Cartmell (39), of Cuerdale Street, Harle Syke, suffered from post-traumatic stress syndrome after his experiences while serving with the Army in Northern Ireland.

He was found dead at his home last Wednesday and an inquest into his death has been opened and adjourned.

A post-mortem examination was carried out and the coroner is now awaiting the results of further tests to establish the cause of Mr Cartmell's death.

His mum, Mrs Shirley Paice, said that her son had "a very good sense of humour" who enjoyed socialising with friends and watching the Clarets at Turf Moor.

The former Briercliffe Primary School and Mansfield High School pupil was born and bred in Briercliffe and developed an enthusiasm for the military from a very early age.

He joined the Sea Cadet Corps at the age of 12 and stayed a member for three years. At 18, following a two-year spell working for the parks department of Burnley Borough Council, he chose to follow his dream and joined the 1st Batallion of the Scots Guards, with whom he was an enthusiastic soldier.

He spent much of his Army life abroad in countries such as Northern Ireland, Germany and Canada, transferring to the Queen's Lancashire Regiment to be closer to his family after marrying at the age of 22.

After leaving the Army when he was 25, Mr Cartmell found it difficult to work due to his condition and had been
receiving help to try and overcome his post-traumatic stress. Mr Cartmell, who also enjoyed walking and enjoyed the fresh air, was very close to his mum, his dad, John, brother Damian and grandma Mrs Sheila Baker.

Mrs Paice said: "He had a fantastic sense of humour and loved socialising with friends, although he did like to spend time on his own.

Michael was an extremely proud man who really enjoyed life and lived it to the full. He was very loving and was especially close to his grandma.

"My son was very wellknown in the area and I just hope that people will remember him for his sense of humour, his lovely smile and his witty chat. He was always there for his family and would always be there for a friend in need."

The funeral will be held on Thursday, with a service at St James's CE Church, Briercliffe, at 1-30 p.m. followed by a cremation at Burnley Crematorium at 2- 20 p.m.


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Grave of 63262 Private Rennie Thomas Atkinson

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LEAVER, Noel Stanley
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Officer Cadet
Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery
Age: 33
Date of Death: 28/06/1943
Service No: 1642074
Additional information: Son of Gray and Edith Leaver; husband of Phyllis Leaver, of St. Annes-on-Sea. A.R.C.A.

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Births Jun 1910
LEAVER, Noel Stanley - Burnley 8e 219

Marriages Sep 1909
LEAVER, Gray - Blackburn 8e 901
STANLEY, Edith Elizabeth - Blackburn 8e 901


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 Post subject: new project.
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 1:52 pm 
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Hi everyone! Did you have a nice Christmas?

Mel and I are talking about a new project and we need your help!! We would like to do something like the Burnley in the Great War site that will eventually include all Briercliffe seaman / airman / marines / soldiers from the Boer War, WW1 and WW2. I Would imagine more than a few of you have photographs, postcards and medals from Briercliffe relations who served during WW2, if you are lucky you will have some from WW1, and if you are very lucky you will have a few items from Boer War soldiers!! I am not sure what format we will use, but a couple of examples can be seen here - http://jp29.org/2heroes.htm / http://burnleyinthegreatwar.info/burnle ... 302370.htm and here http://www.rootsweb.com/~ww1can/peered.htm
What do we need from you? To start with we will need a list of any Briercliffe service men, Regiment name, Rank, military number and address if known. Don’t panic if this information is unknown as I have a couple of photos of Briercliffe soldiers and I only know their name and nothing about their regiment, Rank etc. and I will be adding them to the project. This is in its early stages so if you have any suggestions please post them here!! One last point before I go. I know a few women who served as non combatants but I don’t know how to find their information. Any ideas, do you think these women should be added to the site? http://www.rootsweb.com/~canmil/ww1/women/fem.htm


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Hi Kris - how was China? Hope you had a great time.
I have two Proctor brothers from Reedley St, killed in WW1. I think I mentioned them to you before when we looked at whether they were related. They didn't seem to be but I'll dig out the details and post them.


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Hi Maureen, China was fantastic thank you!! How was your Christmas?

That Proctor info would be great!! Do you know if Ben or Peter have their Father’s medals or any other memorabilia that relate to their WW2 service?


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This is an interesting site – lesser known facts about WW2
http://members.iinet.com.au/~gduncan/facts.html


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My Christmas was great thanks. Ben's father (Ben) didn't do military service - he was refused on medical grounds. We know his brother Halstead was in the navy of course - I'll see if I can find out where his medals went.


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 Post subject: Robert Herbert Riley
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Burnley Express November 1916:

BRIERCLIFFE SOLDIER'S DEATH

Mrs Riley, of Back Halifax Road, has just received official confirmation of the death of her husband, Pte R H Riley (27415) who died of wounds on October 22nd. Pte Riley, who was 25 years of age, enlisted on June 1stin the King's Own Royal Lancasters but on August 28th he was sent abroad and transferred to the Border Regiment. The family came to Briercliffe some two years ago from Burnley. Pte Riley was formerly employed as a weaver by the Queen St Manufacturing Co. He was connected with St Mary's RC Church, Burnley and greatly respected. He leaves a widow and one child.


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 Post subject: Robert Robinson
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Burnley Express 19/6/1915
BRIERCLIFFE COLONIAL KILLED
Mrs Robinson of Jubilee St Harle Syke has received sad news of the death of her son who was killled in the Dardanelles between April 27 and 29. He is described in a Melbourne paper, sent by his wife, as Sergeant Robert Robinson 6th Battalion Victoria.
Sergeant Robinson emigratd from Harle Syke to Australia four years ago. He is a reservist, age 32, and went through the Boer War.
He was called up at the outbreak of war and landed in Egypt with the Australia contingent. Here he accidentally met a younger brother, William, a territorial, age 19 from whom no news had been received for a month. Another brother, Jim, aged 25, is also serving, being stationed at Fleetwood. Mrs Robinson has also a grandson in the territorials and the husbands of two of her daughters are in the Army, one of whom is in the trenches and the sweetheart of a niece is a prisoner in Germany.

Burnley Express 23 June 1915:

BRIERCLIFFE COLONIAL'S DEATH, News From Australia

On Saturday we published the news of the death, and also a portrait, of Sergt Robert Robinson, son of Mrs Robinson of 6 Jubilee St Harle Syke and who was killed in the Dardanelles between April 27 and 29. He was a sergenat in the 6th Battalion, Victoria contingent, of the Australian forces. Robinson emigrated to Australia four years ago. He had been through the Boer war and was about 32 years of age.
His widow is in Australianow and we have received fron Mr James E Green, formerly of Briercliffe, and brother-in-law to Sgt Robinson, a letter confirming the news we gave on Saturday. Mr Green writes:
"Dear sir, on behalf of my sister, Mrs R Robinson, late of Lane Head Burnley, I am sending you a few particulars regarding her husband who, according to particulars just received, was killed in action duringteh operations against the Turks in the Dardanelles.
Sergeant R R obinson left Melbourne in October with the 1st Australian Expeditionary Force. Arriving in Egypt they spent some months in training at Mena camp. While there he met his younger brother quite unexpectedly and each having travelled from opposite ends of the world they had a happy reunion. His brother Pte W Robinson was out from England with the East Lancashire Territorials. Sgt Robinson must have met his death during the early stages of the arrival at the Dardanelles. Before leaving England for Australia Mr Robinson was employed as a weaver at the Mssrs Altham's mill, Briercliffe. He had also been a memeber of the Burnley Territorials. He leaves a wife and two children aged 6 qnd 8 years respectively. Mr Robinson left Briercliffe for Australia in August 1911, his wife and children joining him the following year. Previous to the war he had done exceediningly well in the fibrous plaster trade in Melbourne."


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CLIFFE, Pte. Arthur, 15889; b. Burnley; lived at 59 Church Street, Harle Syke; w. 1st-5th July 1916; also served with 3rd and 1st Bns., East Lancs. Regt.; k.i.a. 3th May 1917; bd. Feuchy Chapel Brit. Cem., Wancourt. [2, 3, 4, 21D, 119, 217]

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Private Arthur Cliffe
15890 11th East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action 3rd May 1917
Lived at 59 Church Street, Harle Syke
Buried in Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, France

http://burnleyinthegreatwar.info/burnle ... r15890.htm


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 Post subject: Re: Briercliffe Soldiers
PostPosted: Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:19 am 
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DUERDEN, SYDNEY - Son of Willie and Alice Duerden, of Briercliffe.


I have an image of this stone, I'll add it as soon as I get chance.

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 Post subject: DUNWELL, Harry
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112527 Gunner Harry DUNWELL, b1886, Royal Garrison Artillery; 181st Heavy Battery.
A Weaver from 15, Walverden Road, Briercliffe. Died 12/11/1918 - interred at Hydra Cemetery, Egypt and commemorated also on a Hartley Gravestone in Hill Lane Chapel.


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