I am presuming that you have the following: Name: Alan William Heywood Birth Place: Castle Acre, Norfolk Death Date: 21 Aug 1916 Death Place: France and Flanders Enlistment Place: Haslingden, Lancs Rank: Private Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers Battalion: 20th Battalion Regimental Number: 31575 Type of Casualty: Killed in action Husband of Sarah May Heywood of 64 Rumbold Street, Duphill, Rochdale.
No previous regiment shown on Medal Index Card, and no 1914/15 star so lande in France after 31st Jan 1915.
Name shown as Allan on Army Registers of Soldiers' Effects.
Can I suggest that you contact Rochdale Library and ask if they could see if there was any mention of Alan's death in the local papers?
Thanks Garry. Yes I have that info although not the register. The library isn't practical what with me being overseas. I tried that with George and got nowhere. I will get the war diary. And we are due to do another month of ancestry so I shall see what that turns up.