1992 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment
Missing in Action 25th May 1915, aged 28
Lived at 11 Bivell Street
Commemorated on the Helles Memorial, Gallipoli
Burnley Express 19/6/1915
had served in the Burnley Territorials for about ten years and was a weaver
at Burrows Mill in Whittlefield and left a wife and several children.He
was a member of the 1/5th East Lancashire Regiment which was the local
territorial battalion, which he joined in 1905. and was drafted to Egypt
at the outbreak of the war from were he was sent to the Dardanelles in
1915. They landed on the beach at Gallipoli on the 10th of May 1915 from
the Transport Ship HTS Haverford and were in the firing line South of
Krithia by the 11th, relieving the Royal Naval Brigade. He was killed
by a sniper shortly after the battle of Krithia. The name of Albert Cheeseborough
is more usually associated with the famous Burnley footballer, who shared
the same name as this soldier, his grandfather.
TEN YEARS SERVICE MAN KILLED (Burnley
A. Cheeseborough, of 11 Bivel-street,Burnley, had served about ten years
with the Burnley Territorials when, in September last, he was drafted
out to Egypt with his regiment, and news has just been received by his
wife that he fell during the action on June 9th in the Dardanelles. Mrs.
Cheeseborough, who has several children, has had no letter from her husband
since May 20th. The soldier was a weaver at Messrs. Burrows Mill in Whittlefield
and was 28 years of age.