Post by shred on Mar 22, 2014 14:25:25 GMT
Died Column 2
THOMAS L FRANCIS
J GREGSON - M.M.
JON CHARLES HALL
J. ARNOLD HARROP
PETER CHARLES HOWARD
G H HOWARTH - M.M.
J LANE - D.C.M., M.M & BAR
Checked, all ok.
Post by shred on Mar 22, 2014 14:26:22 GMT
Died Column 3
JOHN FREDERICK NICKSON
JOHN WILLIAM RELPH
JAMES WILLIAM UNSWORTH
SAMUEL WALLWORK - M.M.
SAM WALLWORK - M.M.
Checked and edited.
Post by shred on Jun 15, 2014 15:59:03 GMT
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 21791
Date of Death: 25/08/1918
Regiment/Service: Grenadier Guards 1st Bn.
Grave Reference N. 7.
Cemetery ST. HILAIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, FREVENT
Additional Information: Son of the late William and Alice Bridge, of Little Hulton, Bolton.
Post by shred on Jun 28, 2014 18:09:51 GMT
Service No: 52039
Date of Death: 11/08/1918
Regiment/Service: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry 2nd Bn.
Panel Reference Panel 8.
Memorial VIS-EN-ARTOIS MEMORIAL
Post by shred on Oct 19, 2014 18:06:24 GMT
With the help of some friends of SWARM this memorial was removed from the Wharton Church and relocated to the Cleggs Lane Methodist Church, Little Hulton, where it will remain until the Wharton congregation move into their newly planned church.
SWARM would like to thank the following people and companies who gave their time/services for free.
Pete, Neil and Eric
Speedy Hire - Lifting Equipment link
Enterprise rent-a-car - Long wheelbase transit link
Post by shred on Nov 22, 2014 16:11:54 GMT
Date of Death: 30/11/1917
Royal Field Artillery 210th Bty.
CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL
Son of Peter and Mary Emma Nicholson, of 252, Manchester Rd. East, Little Hulton, Lancs.
Post by helena1919 on Dec 10, 2014 22:12:04 GMT
The oak framed Roll of Honour carries a boarder of flags of the allied nations, painted by a Bolton artist.
Hi Shred. I've been helping my mother with some family history, and this sentence caught my eye. Do you by any chance have the name of the Bolton artist on the Roll of Honour? My great grandfather was a Bolton illuminator and sign-writer called Vincent Topp who returned from the war in late 1919. He survived mustard gas and being taken prisoner of war in Germany only to return and do work like this. We have an advertisement of his, but none of his work. It would be incredible if this was something of his!
Post by shred on Dec 11, 2014 13:39:09 GMT
Welcome to the forum.
The memorial is signed Kelsall, Bolton.
Your great grandfather sounds like an interesting man, I hope you are able to trace some of his work.
Post by Hawker Hurricane on Dec 13, 2014 16:09:21 GMT
The only references I can find in work are in the Trades Directories. In the 1916 "Tillotson's Bolton Post Office Directory", Vincent Topp is listed as a sign writer (Craig and Topp) at 197 Derby Street. It appears he went into business with an Arthur Craig, at that time of 23 Canada Street. Their business address was listed as 18-20 Ship Gates. In the 1922 edition of the Directory, the business address remains the same, and Vincent is listed as 5 Higher Swan Lane, Great Lever. Arthur is not listed individually. In the 1927 edition, the business is still at 18 Shipgates. Vincent is listed at 33 Higher Swan Lane, Great Lever, and Arthur at 17 Rainshaw Street, Astley Bridge. In 1932, the last edition published until 1955, the entries for Victor, and the business, are identical to those listed in 1927, and again Arthur does not appear listed separately.
I checked our biographical indexes but could find nothing else relating to Mr. Topp. I have as yet not located anything from his war service in the local newspapers, but this work is currently ongoing, and I am still working through January 1915!!