|Sgt John Lord MM from Bolton
Lt Col Arthur Mordaunt Mills
Lt Col Arthur Mordaunt Mills DSO, who took over the 17th LF Bantams from Lt Col W J McWhinnie on the 15th April 1916 to 1918 when he returned to command his own regiment the 18th Bengal Lancers in the Palestine campaign
Major-General Sir Arthur Mordaunt Mills, C.B., D.S.O ( with 2 bars and Mentioned in Dispatches 3 times)
Arthur was born on 13 August 1879, the son of Colonel Arthur McLeod Mills and Elizabeth Louisa Jane Pughe, at Hythe, Kent. He joined 3 Royal Sussex Regt (Militia) 1900; transferred to 1 Bn, Devonshire Regt 1901; South African War 1901-1902; transferred to 18 Bengal Lancers, Indian Army 1902; Adjutant & Quartermaster, Staff College, Quetta 1913-1914; World War I 1914-1918; Staff Capt, France 1915; 14 Bn, Gloucestershire Regt 1915-1916; Commander, 17 Bn, Lancashire Fusiliers 1916-1917; Instructor, Senior Officers School, Woking 1921-1924; Commander, 2 Bn, 4 Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles 1925-1929; Assistant Adjutant General, Northern Command, India 1929-1930; Cdr, Razmak Brigade, Waziristan, North West Frontier, India 1930-1934; Aide-de-camp to the King 1933-1935; Military Adviser-in-Chief, Indian State Forces 1935-1939; retired 1939; Col, 4 Prince of Wales' Own Gurkha Rifles 1935-1950.
Captain Harry Gray Leaver
17th Lancashire Fusiliers
17 November 1980 Age : 85
17th Lan Fus Rank - Lieut
17th Lan Fus Rank - T/Capt
17th Lan Fus Rank - Capt
Victory Medal. Roll Lan Fus of 130. Page 6c.
British Medal. Roll Lan Fus of 130. Page 6c.
Remarks - IVX/531a/4-10-21NW/6/12482
Theatre of war first served in - France
Date of entry therein - March 1916. NW/6/12482
Correspondence - Return EF9 19-9-1921
Address - Glen View, Pike Hill Burnley
Military Cross For Lieutenant H.G. Leaver
Lieut. H.G. Leaver, Lancashire Fusiliers, son of Mr. J.S. Leaver,
postmaster of Worsthorne, and Mrs. Leaver, Pike hill, has been awarded
the Military Cross. The distinction has been earned while Acting-Captain
during the German offensive. Lieut. Leaver has been in France two
years, and has taken part in many engagements, having been twice wounded
Number 14595 Pte F Hayde
Mentioned in Despatches 13th November 1916.
Private (and later) L/CPL Henry John Hughes Number 14216
15394 Pte J Male.
for winning the cross country race held at the 35 Division Sports Day on the 4th January 1918
at a place called Poperinghe in Belgium.
"Pops" was never out of British hands, and was something of a haven behind the lines,
although it was subjected to shelling that grew in intensity throughout the war.
Here men could find shops, estaminets, restaurants, billets and a hundred different military establishments,
as well as the leave trains for England.
There were always medical units here: 677 British soldiers who died of wounds at nearby Casualty Clearing Stations lie in Poperinge New Military Cemetery (Click on link)
...as do several men executed for military crimes.
The Bantam football team
" My Great Grandfather was in the Lancashire Fusiliers and was KIA in WWI.
The photo is of a Bantams Football Team he was in, he was Lance Corporal Thomas Lander 15360 17th Battalion, his grave is at Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery.
He is the first on the left in the back row"
Sent in by great grandaughter Natalie Madoc-Jones.