Rossendale Branch - Lancashire Family History & Heraldry Society

Rawtenstall War Memorial Obituaries

Private William READER  -  Private George William REDHEAD  -  Lance Corporal Fred RIDEOUGH
Private Alan RIGG  -  Private Greenwood ROTHWELL  -  Lance Sergeant Joseph ROWAN

Private William READER - died 10th February 1917
William Reader

Pte. William Reader, who was attached to the K.O.R.L., lived at Hargreaves-st, Rawtenstall, and was 29 years of age. His wife received the official intimation on Friday of his death from wounds in Mesopotamia on Friday February 10th.

Pte. Reader enlisted over two years ago, and had been in Mesopotamia about nine months. Prior to joining up he was employed at Messrs. Mitchell, Ashworth, Stansfield and Co.'s Sissclough Works, Waterfoot. Formerly he was a baker in the employ of Mr. Fred Pilling, of Rawtenstall. He was very well known in the district. He leaves a widow and a young boy to mourn his loss.

Source: R.F.P. 3rd March 1917 p8 c3
Commonwealth War Graves Commission details
Private George William REDHEAD - killed in action 18th April 1916
George William Redhead

Pte. George W. Redhead of the East Lancashire Regiment, was killed in action April 18th, at Mesopotamia. He resided at Crawshawbooth, and leaves a widow and one child He was a well-known native of the Rawtenstall district and much sympathy is expressed with the family.

Source: R.F.P. 24th June 1916 p8 c4
Commonwealth War Graves Commission details
Lance Corporal Fred RIDEOUGH

Private Alan RIGG - died 31st July 1918

Private Greenwood ROTHWELL - died 20th November 1916

Lance Sergeant J. ROWAN - died 14th July 1916
Joseph Rowan

Official information has been received from the Record Office, Cork, by Mrs. Rowan, of 30. Burnley-road. Rawtenstall, that her husband. Private Joseph Rowan, of the 2nd Batt. Royal Irish Regt., died on July 14th from wounds received in action in France. Pte. Rowan joined the forces on Aug. 3th, 1914, and had been in France about eighteen months. He leaves a widow and child for whom much sympathy will be felt.

Source: R.F.P. 26th August 1916 p8 c4
Commonwealth War Graves Commission details - not available