Rossendale Branch - Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Rawtenstall War Memorial Obituaries

Driver W. H. PAYNE  -  Private Peter W. PEACOCK  -  Private Arthur PEEL
Private A. H. PHILIPSON  -  Gunnerr W. H. PHILIPSON  -  Private Will PICKUP

Private W. H. PAYNE - 16th February 1919
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Private Peter W. PEACOCK - killed in action 23rd October 1918
Peter W. Peacock

Private P. W. Peacock was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Peacock of 53 Burnley-road, Rawtenstall, and was killed in action in France on October 23rd. He was in the King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. In a letter to the parents the chaplain says Private Peacock died while bravely doing his bit.

Source: R.F.P. 30th November 1918 p7 c3
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Private Arthur PEEL - died 19th April 1917
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Private Andrew Hornby PHILIPSON - died 25th July 1918
Andrew H. Phillipson

Pte. Andrew H. Phillipson, son of Mr. and Mrs. Phillipson of Hope Cottage, Goodshawfold, who recently paid the supreme sacrfice in a hospital at Etaples in France - the result of an air raid. Pte. Phillipson was most highly respected in the Crawshawbooth district, and was a devoted member of Goodshaw Parish Church. He was a very capable musician, and loved to render services to his church and school. The deepest sysmpathy is expressed with the family in their sad bereavement.

Source: R.F.P. 24th August 1918 p5 c4
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Gunner W. H. PHILIPSON - died 4th November 1918
W. H. H. Phillipson

Mrs. Phillipson of 30 Lower Scout, Waterfoot, has received the news of the death her husband Gunner W. H. Phillipson, R.G.A., who died from pneumonia on November 4th, in a hospital in France. In addition to the official notification, Mrs. Phillipson has received a letter from the Major commanding the battery, who says that Gunner Phillipson never seemed to recover from a cold he contracted. Hiss loss, continues the officer, will be keenly felt by all ranks. He was a good soldier and did his duty well. He has made the great sacrifice but that sacrifice will not be made in vain, of that we are assured.

The deceased soldier was 30 years of age and joined up in July 1916. He was wounded in April of last year and returned to the front again in September. He was over in Rossendale on leave so recently as five weeks ago.

In civil life Gunner Phillipson was a weaver at Dale Mill, Scout Bottom, and was connected with Salem Church, Hollin.

Source: R.F.P. 7th December 1918 p8 c3 - 14th December 1918 p5 c4
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Private William PICKUP - killed in action 18th October 1916
William Pickup

Source: R.F.P. 18th October 1916 p5 c3 - 2nd December 1916 - 16th June 1917
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