BAMBER BRIDGE IN WORLD WAR 1
St Aidan’s and St Saviour’s are CofE; Brownedge St Mary’s is Roman Catholic. Along with the Methodists, each has their own memorial. St Mary’s does not have a “Roll of Honour” listing all the men of the parish who served, so the number of men shown in the table above as serving from the Catholic community is an estimate based on the averages for the other communities and the ratio of fallen:served.
The following men have associations with Bamber Bridge but are not on the denominational rolls:
Richard Austin (born in Bamber Bridge, parents died when he was a baby, lived in Brinscall).
Walter Bentham (born Bamber Bridge, baptised at St Saviour’s, fought in Boer War then moved to Preston, died of wounds received at Gallipoli).
Alfred Bradshaw (born in Preston, family moved to Bamber Bridge about 1913, lived on Station Road, Alfred and brother Henry signed up together in the RFA May 1915).
Francis Brindle (born Bamber Bridge, RC, family moved to Chorley, Francis was killed on the Somme with the Accrington Pals).
Robert Brindle (no relation to Francis, he was born in Chorley but for more than 20 years his family ran the Hospital Inn on Brindle Road).
William Carr (born in Bamber Bridge and baptised at St Saviour’s, family moved to Blackburn).
Harry Clitheroe (born in Bamber Bridge, lived in Leyland, enlisted in Accrington).
Robert Cunliffe (born in Bamber Bridge but the family later moved to Lancaster).
Arthur Fazackerley (step brother of Henry Fazackerley, the family lived at Kellett Lane).
Edward Hall (born in Bamber Bridge, baptised at St Saviour’s, later moved to Chorley).
Fred Hargreaves (born at School Lane, parents later moved to Blackburn).
William Henry Higham (born in Bamber Bridge, baptised at St Saviour's, lived on Smith Street, killed in 1918 the day before his 19th birthday).
Arthur Jolly (born in Whittle-Le-Woods, family moved to School Lane in early 1900s, where Arthur lived when he enlisted).
Matthew Kennedy, (born at Gregson Lane, with family connections in Bamber Bridge).
Hermon Lancaster (born School Lane, baptised at St Aidan’s, parents later moved to Clayton-Le-Woods).
John Robert Mills (born on Preston and Chorley Road, Bamber Bridge, lived later at 83 Station Road).
Herbert Worden Moss (born Brandiforth Street, lived on Station Road).
Sam Piper (born Bamber Bridge, baptised at St Saviour’s, family lived also in Garstang and Calder Vale).
Patrick Walsh (born in School Lane, lived there for about 10 years before the family moved to Brindle).
George Wilding (born at School Lane, Bamber Bridge, a Roman Catholic, his denominational affiliation was to Our Lady and St Patrick’s in Walton Le Dale).