Historically, the boundaries of Bamber Bridge have been fairly fluid.  The community adjoins Walton Le Dale to the north, Higher Walton to the north east, Gregson Lane to the east, Brindle and Cuerden to the south east and south, and Farington and Lostock Hall to the south west and west, but it also includes communities such as School Lane and Brownedge, which have previously had separate identities (see the map of the area in 1845).  The Church of England parishes also overlap neighbouring communities; St Aidan's extends into Walton Le Dale, St Saviour’s includes Cuerden and part of Lostock Hall, before the construction of St Paulinus’ chapel in 1908, Brownedge St Mary’s was the Roman Catholic parish church for both Brownedge (Bamber Bridge) and Lostock Hall.


It may well be for this reason that Bamber Bridge has no single War Memorial to the fallen of the Great War, but rather four separate, denominational, memorials.


In this website I will include all those named on the denominational memorials, plus any other men I have identified from sources such as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission or the records of UK Soldiers who Died in the Great War as having some connection with the village (born in or lived in or enlisted in Bamber Bridge).  In almost all cases I have identified the men and their families using the 1901 and 1911 national Censuses and I give their last known address in Bamber Bridge.

You can explore the site by using the Menu buttons above, either alphabetically, by denomination or by date of death.  The alphabetical list has a map showing where the men lived; the Time Line pages show where they died.

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