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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:29 pm 

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HELLO DESCENDANTS NEAR AND FAR,
trying to trace family of HENRY STANWORTH, who was killed in WW1. He is buried alongside his comrades 3km outside YPRES cathedral, Belgium at TALANA FARM cemetry.
Spookily he resembles my son in looks....I have a strong feeling Henry is my grandad George (Henry also!) Stanworth's cousin. Soldier Henry lived on Grey Street, Burnley.
Hopefully, on a future visit to Ypres i am going to see if we can get a Taxi to the Cemetry to put flowers on his grave...
Carol.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:00 pm 
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Is this him with his parents and sisters in 1901?
Name Age
Albert E Stanworth 37
Ada Stanworth 36
Henry Stanworth 11
Louisa Stanworth 8
Alice Stanworth 2

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:04 pm 
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You may have this but it may also jog someones memory
UK soldiers died in Great War 1914-1919.

Name: Henry Stanworth
Birth Place: Burnley, Lancs
Death Date: 6 Jul 1915
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Burnley
Rank: Private
Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment
Battalion: 1st Battalion
Number: 7349
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Theatre of War: Western European Theatre

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 07, 2011 5:19 pm 
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I don't know if there is one but I cannot find a marriage for Henry. I have found one for Louisa---see below

1918 STANWORTH Louisa WILKINSON Joseph Burnley, St James Preston

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 09, 2011 1:44 pm 

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Hello Gloria,

Thanks for replying about my relatives re:- soldier Henry Stanworth. Yes, his parents were Albert and Ada!
I happened to find Henry purely by accident on Google.A marvellous article had been reproduced from a Burnley newspaper including a photo cutting. reporting his death. His cousin, my grandad, George, never talked about his experiences in that disgusting war, so donkeys years later i find out about this young man who was a bit of a poet and musician by all accounts. MY Farmer grandad married Ada Greenwood and had my Dad Winston and uncle Jim.....all gone now, sadly...They lived at an Intack(?) farm somewhere up on the Kebs. I reckon my dad and uncle had a carefree childhood well, only after washing 200 eggs of a night ready for Burnley market. He told us many tales of being snowed in up there and not getting to the poor hens for a week or so. Phwoar the stink of cooped up chickens must have been absolutely horrendous...
He moved to Blackpool after surviving the 2nd World War, married and had my brother and me. He had a tyre dealership for many years putting tyres on once for Tom Jones, Englebert Humperdink and Vince Hill. The laugh was he had no idea who they were!!
I would dearly love to be in contact with any of Albert & Ada descendants. live in hope eh??
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