the Great War the town of Burnley and the towns/districts which made up
Greater Burnley :
(Altham, Barley, Barrowford, Briercliffe, Brierfield, Cliviger, Colne,
Crawshawbooth, Fence, Hapton, Higham, Huncoat , Nelson, Newchurch in Pendle,
Padiham, Read, Sabden, Simonstone, Wheatley Lane, Worsthorne),
suffered a disproportionate amount of casualties compared to many other
towns and cities in Great Britain. The site aims to honour the men from
Burnley and its districts, who served in this terrible conflict and also
to show the effect of the war on the town and also to use the site as
a gateway to the Burnley Roll of Honour database compiled by Andrew Gill,
Alan Mackay and Denis Otter.
A recently purchased postcard
taken by a Burnley photographer showing
a soldier superimposed between to females, possibly his sisters? This
done to provide a permanent family memento, even though the soldier had
killed in the war.If anyone can identify him, or comes across his portrait
on the site,
I would be grateful if they could send me an email to:
Burnley men taken prisoner in the Great War
British Legion at Towneley Park - on Mons Sunday
August 23rd 1931 two MM and one DCM "Old Contemptible's"
lead the procession
anyone have any old photographs of Burnley streets or factories?
If you are looking for
information on any Burnley soldier from the Great War please get in touch
and I will post whatever information I have on the site.
Also please let me know if you find the site interesting (or not !) and
what interest you have with the town of Burnley.
Please contact me at :
© Andrew Gill 2006