FRED McCORMICK Rank: Lance Corporal Service No: 3657326 Date of Death: 17/03/1944 Age: 26 Regiment/Service: South Lancashire Regiment 2nd Bn. Grave Reference 5. B. 23. Cemetery TAUKKYAN WAR CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of Fred and Elisebeth McCormick, of Manchester; husband of Ivy McCormick, of Swinton, Manchester.
FREDERICK PEARSON Rank: Gunner Service No: 14526103 Date of Death: 21/03/1944 Age: 36 Regiment/Service: Royal Artillery 17 Field Regt. Grave Reference XIV. C. 3. Cemetery BARI WAR CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of John and Emma Pearson; husband of Florence Pearson, of Wardley, Lancashire.
JOHN PEARSON Rank: Private Service No: 4130638 Date of Death: 28/03/1944 Age: 26 Regiment/Service: South Wales Borderers attd. 9th Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers Grave Reference Sec. C. Grave 2284. Cemetery SWINTON CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of Jhn and Sarah Ellen Pearson, of Swinton
WILFRED EDWARD WARDLE Rank: Fusilier Service No: 3452639 Date of Death: 02/02/1944 Age: 26 Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Grave Reference V. E. 45. Cemetery SANGRO RIVER WAR CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of W. E. and Cicely Wardle, of Pendlebury, Lancashire; husband of E. Wardle, of Pendleton, Lancashire.
DOUGLAS HAYDOCK Rank: Sergeant Trade: Flt. Engr. Service No: 980744 Date of Death: 26/02/1944 Age: 24 Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve 15 Sqdn. Grave Reference Sec C. Grave 2627. Cemetery SWINTON CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Louise Haydock, of Swinton; husband of Arline Haydock, of Swinton.
HARRY JONES RICHARDSON Rank: Fusilier Service No: 3461462 Date of Death: 14/04/1943 Age: 20 Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers 2nd Bn. Grave Reference 13. F. 15. Cemetery MEDJEZ-EL-BAB WAR CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Alice Richardson, of Swinton, Lancashire.
DENNIS ACTON Rank: Aircraftman 2nd Class Service No: 1833437 Date of Death: 06/01/1944 Age: 34 Regiment/Service: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve Grave Reference Sec. A. Grave 1714. Cemetery SWINTON CEMETERY Additional Information: Son of James Ernest and Jane Acton, of Worsley; husband of Jean Acton, of Swinton.
Hello. James Rothwell was my Great-Uncle. I was wondering if by any chance - there's a picture of him, or anything documented available? I believe my Dad shown me the plaque at Swinton Town Hall with his name on, but I was a child then. Any documents or even a point in the right direction would be greatly appreciated.
No problems and Thank you. I'm now living in Australia, so finding any documents or info is very difficult. My Dad still lives in Manchester - Eccles, I believe, so I communicate with him as best as I can. What I know on James is already posted on this site. ROTHWELL JAMES - United Kingdom. Trooper 3457622 Royal Tank Regiment R.A.C.06/09/1944 Age: 30 VII. A. 6. buried at St. Leopoldsburg Cemetary.
I also noted to my Dad that there's a, Graham Howard Rothwell - which is documented here. He came from Clifton. My Dad believes he may very well be another relative, or it's possible, by coincidence that another Rothwell from Clifton served. The Rothwell family are all from my Dad's side of the family and they all lived in Clifton and I believe there were a few that took part in the war, be it over-seas or at home. James' brother - my other Great-Uncle - Bill Rothwell was a Mid-Upper Gunner in a Lancaster. According to another document I found on another site, he was with No. 9 Sqn flying from RAF Bardenby, Lincolnshire. After a raid on Politz, the Bomber he was in crashed on return to base 21-22/12/1944 and he was injured. He survived the war.
My Great-Grandfater, Alfred Rothwell, Father to, James and Bill was a Bus Driver for the Lancashire United Transport. During the Salford Blitz, he drove the Buses around, as they were re-fitted as makeshift Ambulances. His role was to collect the dead and wounded.
Off the top of my head, that's as much information as I can remember and I really hope this helps with trying to track down anything. Once again, thank you for your efforts.
KENNETH BATEMAN Rank:Corporal Service No:5572359 Date of Death:07/07/1944 Age:24 Regiment/Service:Special Air Service Regiment, A.A.C. B Sqdn., 1st Grave Reference: Mil. Plot. Row 1. Coll. grave 1-26. Cemetery:ROM COMMUNAL CEMETERY Additional Information:Foster-son of Charles and Jane Seddon, of Swinton, Lancashire.