Blackburn, Trinity Wesleyan

Trinity Wesleyan, Blackburn, Roll of Honour. Methodist Archive and Research Centre (reference MA 8030 item 189)
Trustees for Methodist Church Purposes, 2018

Trinity Wesleyan Blackburn is no longer standing, but it once had a war memorial, listing both nineteen men who died and one hundred and seven who served and returned. A full description may be found here at

A news report from 2015 stated that a paper roll of honour, this time listing forty names, had been discovered. This site gives the details
The interest is that as well as all the men, at least one woman from the church (Ann Ellen Beaver, a nurse) has her service recognised.

The nineteen casualties were:

Cpl. Edward H. Ainsworth              14067    King’s Own Scottish Borderers

Sergeant  George Bannister         12828    5th Bn. 1st Canadian Division

John Barritt

2nd Lt. Eric W. Beauchamp                              4th Bn. Hampshire Regt.

Pte. Fred Bond                                      5505     1st Bn. Royal West Kent Regt.

2nd Lt. Harry Bracewell                                      Sherwood Foresters

Pte. Robert Brown                              11607    6th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

Capt. William Carter                                            5th Bn. King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regt

Pte. John Clarke                                  10262     2nd Bn. Loyal North Lancashire Regt.

Rifleman Herbert Ellison             227064    1st Bn. Monmouthshire Regt.

Pte. James Ellison                              35937    7th Bn. Border Regt.

Cpl. Clifford Greenwood                 61236     Royal Garrison Artillery

Pte. Norman Holdsworth               37722      1/5th Bn. East Lancashire Regt.

James Marsden

2nd Lt. Harry Metcalfe                                         Sherwood Foresters

John B. Moore

Pte. William Sharples                          1997      3rd West Lancashire Field Ambulance

Sergeant Frank Sutton                S/11701       11th Bn. Royal Highlanders (Black Watch)

James Walsh

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