The history of my family
John 'Jack' FORREST
Clerk of Works (Blackburn Corporation) of Blackburn, Lancashire
Ancestors
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William FORREST
~1799 - ~1885
Brick maker of Blackburn, Lancashire
James FORREST
1833 - 1889
Cotton spinner of Mellor, Lancashire
 
Thomas ELLISON
~1707 - bur.1793
of Billington, Blackburn, Lancashire
William ELLISON
1739 - bur.1799
Weaver of Billington, Blackburn, Lancashire
 
William STANNING
~1671 - ~1755
of Dinckley, Blackburn, Lancashire
Margaret STANNING
1713 - bur.1793
of Dinckley, Blackburn, Lancashire
 
John ELLISON
1771 - ~1846
Cotton weaver of Balderstone, Lancashire
 
Thomas SOWERBUTTS
~1667 - ~1752
of Ribchester, Lancashire
Richard SOWERBUTTS
bap.1708 - ~1776
of Ribchester, Lancashire
 
Ellen SOWERBUTTS
1745 - bur.1815
of Salesbury, Blackburn, Lancashire
 
Nancy ELLISON
bap.1803 - 1838
of Balderstone, Lancashire
 
George BARNES
~1738 - ~1815
of Mellor, Lancashire
Agnes 'Aggy' BARNES
1778 - bur.1823
of Mellor, Lancashire
 
Richard COUNSELL
~1723 - 1797
Cordwainer of Osbaldeston, Lancashire
Margaret 'Peggy' COUNSELL
1749 - ~1810
of Samlesbury, Lancashire
 
John HINDLE
~1690 - ~1765
Weaver of Mellor, Lancashire
Ann HINDLE
bap.1724 - ~1785
of Osbaldeston, Lancashire
 
Thomas SHARPLES
~1658 - ~1749
of Osbaldeston, Lancashire
Mary SHARPLES
bap.1704 - ~1764
of Osbaldeston, Lancashire
 
Unknown [SHARPLES]
~1658 - ~1708
William FORREST
1871 - 1930
Cotton spinner of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
John ARCHIBALD
~1613 - ~1698
of Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland
John ARCHIBALD
bap.1654 - ~1704
of Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Helen [ARCHIBALD]
~1613 - ~1663
John ARCHIBALD
1682 - ~1743
of Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Isabell PAUL
~1654 - ~1720
of Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland
Robert ARCHIBALD
1704 - bur.1750
Coal miner of Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Isobel HENDERSON
~1684 - ~1746
of Liberton, Midlothian, Scotland
Robert ARCHIBALD
1729 - ~1791
Coal miner of Inveresk, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Robert BENNETT
~1655 - ~1740
of Newton, Dalkieth, Midlothian, Scotland
Janet BENNETT
1696 - ~1760
of Newton, Dalkieth, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Christian SMITH
~1667 - ~1740
of Newton, Dalkieth, Midlothian, Scotland
Henry ARCHIBALD
1766 - bur.1832
Soldier - 9th (East Norfolk) Regiment of Foot of Dalkieth, Midlothian, Scotland
 
James HUNTER
~1687 - ~1737
Jean HUNTER
1731 - ~1791
of Newton, Dalkieth, Midlothian, Scotland
 
Janet SIMPSON
~1699 - ~1749
Robert ARCHIBALD
1801 - 1872
Plasterer of Skipton, Yorkshire
 
John SAGAR
~1658 - ~1733
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
John SAGAR
1695 - bur.1764
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
John PARKIN
~1636 - ~1720
of Kirkby Ravensworth, Richmond, Yorkshire
Margaret PARKIN
bap.1672 - bur.1702
of Kirkby Ravensworth, Richmond, Yorkshire
 
Warwick SAGAR
bap.1737 - bur.1814
Parish Clerk of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
Elizabeth TIPLADY
~1697 - bur.1782
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
Mary SAGAR
bap.1774 - 1852
Pauper of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
James FAWCIT
~1698 - ~1782
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
Anne FAWCIT
bap.1738 - 1782
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
William NICHOLSON
~1669 - ~1754
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
Mary NICHOLSON
bap.1710 - bur.1773
of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
(Caroline) Elizabeth ARCHIBALD
bap.1834 - 1903
Lodging house keeper of Askrigg, Yorkshire
 
John FIRTH
~1738 - ~1814
of Illingworth, Halifax, Yorkshire
John FIRTH
1782 - bur.1854
Hand loom weaver (worsted) of Northrowram, Yorkshire
 
Betty HOLDSWORTH
~1748 - ~1814
of Illingworth, Halifax, Yorkshire
Harriet FIRTH
1801 - 1857
of Paradise, Luddenden Foot, Yorkshire
 
John RAMSDEN
~1682 - ~1767
Clothier of Halifax, Yorkshire
James RAMSDEN
1723 - 1809
of Halifax, Yorkshire
 
Sarah WATERHOUSE
~1694 - ~1767
of Halifax, Yorkshire
Samuel RAMSDEN
1751 - 1824
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
John STANDEVEN
~1693 - ~1768
Cloth comber of Northrowram, Yorkshire
Martha STANDEVEN
1727 - 1806
of Northrowram, Yorkshire
 
Mary PICKLES
~1699 - ~1768
of Northrowram, Yorkshire
Hannah RAMSDEN
bap.1781 - ~1871
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
Benjamin TETLEY
~1652 - 1733
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
Benjamin TETLEY
1702 - ~1768
Wool comber of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
Thomas HARTLEY
~1621 - ~1706
of Northrowram, Yorkshire
Martha HARTLEY
bap.1662 - 1733
of Halifax, Yorkshire
 
Ann TETLEY
1747 - 1835
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
John DOUGHTY
~1681 - bur.1762
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
Martha DOUGHTY
1712 - bur.1766
of Ovenden, Yorkshire
 
John 'Jack' FORREST
1907 - 1972
Clerk of Works (Blackburn Corporation) of Blackburn, Lancashire
 
John PARKS
~1790 - 1854
Potter of Hanley, Staffordshire
John PARKES
bap.1822 - bur.1882
Sanitary pipe maker of Hanley, Staffordshire
 
John TAYLOR
~1749 - ~1830
of Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire
Susannah TAYLOR
1792 - bur.1833
of Hanley, Staffordshire
 
Elizabeth [TAYLOR]
~1762 - ~1812
Henry John PARKES
1844 - 1901
Potter of Hanley, Staffordshire
 
Samuel KNIGHT
~1752 - ~1827
of Stoke On Trent, Staffordshire
James KNIGHT
1790 - 1863
Engine driver of Bagnall, Staffordshire
 
John BARNETT
~1687 - ~1762
of Leek, Staffordshire
William BARNETT
bap.1723 - bur.1774
of Leek, Staffordshire
 
Jane WHITON
~1687 - ~1762
of Leek, Staffordshire
Thomison BARNETT
bap.1764 - ~1824
of Leek, Staffordshire
 
Jane [BARNETT]
~1719 - ~1769
Mary Ann KNIGHT
~1823 - bur.1875
Painter of Hanley, Staffordshire
 
Mary DEAKIN
~1795 - 1864
of Burton On Trent, Staffordshire
Rose Ann PARKES
1871 - 1948
Cotton weaver of Tamworth, Staffordshire
 
Thomas MILES
~1644 - 1694
Yeoman of Shenton, Leicestershire
Thomas MILES
bap.1675 - bur.1730
Yeoman of Shenton, Leicestershire
 
Mary [MILES]
~1633 - ~1733
Thomas MILES
bap.1704 - ~1762
Yeoman of Shenton, Leicestershire
 
Thomas MASON
~1680 - 1730
Yeoman of Dadlington, Leicestershire
Anne MASON
~1666 - ~1718
of Barlestone, Leicestershire
 
Ann [MASON]
~1691 - 1741
of Shenton, Leicestershire
John MILES
bap.1721 - 1773
of Norton Juxta Twycross, Leicestershire
 
Mary LANGLEY
~1687 - ~1762
of Norton Juxta Twycross, Leicestershire
Edward MILES
bap.1755 - 1839
Agricultural labourer of Clifton Campville, Staffordshire
 
Edward GODDARD
~1605 - ~1680
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
Thomas GOTHARD
bap.1655 - ~1716
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Andree BEECH
~1576 - ~1661
of Audley, Staffordshire
Dorothia BEECH
bap.1614 - ~1676
of Audley, Staffordshire
 
Thomas GOTHARD
bap.1682 - ~1748
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Anne CREES
~1644 - bur.1727
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
Mary GOSSARD
bap.1717 - ~1782
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Mary HOWELL
~1681 - ~1756
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
John MILES
bap.1791 - 1867
Agricultural labourer of Clifton Campville, Staffordshire
 
Elizabeth WARDLE
~1757 - 1844
Agricultural labourer of Clifton Campville, Staffordshire
Edward MILES
bap.1816 - 1873
Brewery labourer of Clifton Campville, Staffordshire
 
Thomas HUGHES
~1745 - ~1828
of Netherseal, Leicestershire
Mary HUGHES
1786 - 1871
Labourer's wife of Netherseal, Leicestershire
 
Mary [HUGHES]
~1757 - ~1807
Alice MILES
1849 - 1902
Machinist of Tamworth, Staffordshire
 
John TILL
~1711 - ~1796
of Whitgreave, Stafford, Staffordshire
Christopher TILL
bap.1759 - 1838
Labourer of Mavesyn Ridware, Staffordshire
 
Richard ABERLEY
~1675 - 1725
Shoemaker of Blithfield, Staffordshire
Walter ABERLEY
bap.1690 - bur.1780
of Blithfield, Staffordshire
 
Mary [ABERLEY]
~1651 - ~1701
Elizabeth ABERLEY
bap.1722 - ~1783
of Blithfield, Staffordshire
 
William WORRAL
~1651 - ~1736
of Great Hayword, Colwich, Staffordshire
Ann WORRAL
bap.1692 - bur.1747
of Colwich, Staffordshire
 
Christopher TILL
1787 - 1859
Agricultural labourer of Elford, Staffordshire
 
Thomas HACKET
1719 - bur.1794
of Orgreave, Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Sarah HACKET
bap.1753 - ~1819
of Alrewas, Staffordshire
 
Margaret BANKS
~1725 - 1805
of Alrewas, Staffordshire
Mary TILL
1814 - 1879
Labourer's wife of Swinfen Or Whittington, Staffordshire
 
Edward CHEADLE
~1601 - bur.1684
of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Edward CHEADLE
bap.1646 - bur.1714
of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
 
Idith PERSALL
~1600 - ~1675
of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Moore CHEADLE
bap.1670 - bur.1724
Drummer - 1st Foot Guards of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
 
Anne [CHEADLE]
~1632 - ~1682
Edward CHEADLE
1699 - ~1749
of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
 
Mary [CHEADLE]
~1670 - bur.1702
of Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
Walter CHEADLE
bap.1730 - ~1792
of Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
John CHEADLE
1756 - 1816
of Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Robert DEAKIN
~1653 - ~1730
of Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Joseph DEAKIN
bap.1687 - bur.1769
Farmer of Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Sarah MOORE
1653 - ~1713
of Amington, Tamworth, Staffordshire
Mary DEAKIN
bap.1733 - bur.1780
of Shenstone, Staffordshire
 
Henry BROWN
~1622 - bur.1705
Husbandman of Bentley, Warwickshire
Edward BROWN
bap.1662 - 1722
of Shustoke, Warkwickshire
 
Unknown HIGHAM
~1543 - ~1593
Edward HIGHAM
~1584 - bur.1663
of Mancetter, Warwickshire
 
Hannah HIGHAM
bap.1631 - ~1693
of Mancetter, Warwickshire
 
John WOOD
~1547 - bur.1625
of Mancetter, Warwickshire
Elizabeth WOOD
bap.1597 - ~1657
of Mancetter, Warwickshire
 
Elizabeth HEAWARD
~1547 - ~1622
of Sibson, Leicestershire
Elizabeth BROWN
1696 - bur.1746
of Comberford, Tamworth, Staffordshire
 
Susanna BALEMAN
~1662 - ~1732
of Tamworth, Staffordshire
Alice CHEADLE
1796 - 1828
of Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Francis NEVILL
bap.1696 - bur.1766
Farmer of Alcester, Warwickshire
Thomas NEVILL
1722 - bur.1761
of Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Joseph COTTERILL
~1652 - bur.1738
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
Mary COTTERILL
bap.1700 - bur.1782
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
John WALTHOE
~1619 - bur.1703
of Amerton, Staffordshire
Grace WALTHOE
bap.1662 - bur.1729
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
George GRYME
bap.1581 - ~1631
of Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire
James GRYME
bap.1599 - bur.1654
of Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire
 
Mary GRYME
bap.1629 - bur.1702
of Stowe by Chartley, Staffordshire
 
Anne [GRYME]
~1589 - ~1639
Elizabeth NEVILL
1757 - 1817
of Whittington, Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Richard DEAKIN
~1599 - ~1684
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
Richard DEAKIN
bap.1640 - bur.1706
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
William DEAKIN
bap.1661 - ~1711
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Joan KENDRICKS
bap.1630 - bur.1717
of Rugeley, Staffordshire
Richard DEAKIN
bap.1695 - ~1769
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Alice [DEAKIN]
~1656 - ~1706
Alice DEAKIN
bap.1730 - bur.1789
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
 
Sarah HEAWOOD
~1690 - bur.1743
of Lichfield, Staffordshire
Spouses and Descendants
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John 'Jack' FORREST
1907 - 1972
Clerk of Works (Blackburn Corporation) of Blackburn, Lancashire
  m. Edna May SCOTT (1908 - 1994)
 
Firth Scott FORREST
1937 - 1937
of Blackburn, Lancashire
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Narrative and Notes

Jack Forrest was born on York Street in Blackburn on 30th November 1908. He was very bright and had won a scholarship to Queen Elizabeth's Grammar School, but as next to youngest of ten children, his mother resented him going to school and not earning a wage. As a result he had no school uniform, and was bullied until he was forced to leave school.

In 1928 he was living at 75 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn.

After an apprenticeship, Jack became a carpenter and joiner, working for John Cronshaw in Blackburn.

He married Edna May Scott on 16th July 1931. Jack and Edna had two children, but their first child, a boy born in 1937, died aged 3 months. They were living at 11 Mona Road, Blackburn at this time.

Marjorie was born just after the outbreak of war, during which time Jack was an Air Raid Warden.

Jack loved carpentry, and he made nearly every piece of furniture in their home. In the 1950's he became a Clerk of Works for Blackburn Borough Council, and he stayed with them until he died of a myocardial infarction, just before he was due to retire.

Timeline
Personal Family World
Date
Age*
Event
Place
Apr 1902
-5
Death of sister Alice FORREST 
Blackburn, Lancashire
30 Nov 1907
0
Birth 
44 York St, Blackburn, Lancashire
2 Apr 1911
3
Census 
44 York St, Blackburn, Lancashire
12 Apr 1918
10
Death of brother Firth FORREST 
Le Seau, Bailleul, Hauts-de-France, France
Q1 1919
11
Fylde R.D., Lancashire
25 Mar 1920
12
Marriage of sister Mary 'Poll' FORREST and Luke WILSON 
Blackburn, Lancashire
19 Jun 1921
13
Census 
10 
14 & 16 Robert Street, Blackburn, , Lancashire, England
Q3 1925
17
Marriage of sister Rose 'Rosie' FORREST and Arthur MORRIS 
11 
Blackburn, Lancashire
1928
21
Residence 
12 
75 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
Sep 1930
22
Death of brother James FORREST 
 
5 Oct 1930
22
Residence 
13 
75 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
5 Oct 1930
22
Informant at the  of William FORREST 
14 15 
75 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
16 Jul 1931
23
Occupation: Joiner 
16 
 
16 Jul 1931
23
Marriage to wife Edna May SCOTT 
17 
St Phillip's Griffin, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Q4 1931
23
Marriage of brother William 'Bill' FORREST and Nancy DUCKWORTH 
18 
Blackburn, Lancashire
15 Aug 1937
29
Birth of son Firth Scott FORREST 
19 
Blackburn, Lancashire
13 Nov 1937
29
Death of son Firth Scott FORREST 
20 
Blackburn, Lancashire
1939
32
Occupation: Carpenter and joiner 
 
1939
32
Census 
21 
11 Mona Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
27 Jul 1948
40
Death of mother Rose Ann PARKES 
22 
Blackburn, Lancashire
Q4 1948
40
Marriage of sister Rose 'Rosie' FORREST and George TOWLER 
23 
Blackburn, Lancashire
13 Jul 1967
59
Death of sister Olive FORREST 
24 
Hospital, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
21 Jun 1969
61
Death of brother William 'Bill' FORREST 
25 
82 Haslingden Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
1972
65
Occupation: Clerk of Works (Blackburn Corporation) 
26 
 
20 Aug 1972
64
Residence 
27 
58 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, Lancashire
20 Aug 1972
64
Death 
28 29 
Queen's Park Hospital, Blackburn, Lancashire
Burial 
Pleasington, Blackburn, Lancashire
31 Mar 1973
65
Death of sister Harriet FORREST 
30 31 
Hospital, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Q2 1978
70
Death of sister Elizabeth 'Lizzie' FORREST 
32 
Fleetwood, Lancashire
6 May 1979
71
Death of sister Rose 'Rosie' FORREST 
33 
49 Lincoln Road, Blackburn, Lancashire
22 Nov 1981
73
Death of sister Mary 'Poll' FORREST 
34 
Blackburn, Lancashire
20 Sep 1994
86
Death of wife Edna May SCOTT 
35 
Redditch, Worcestershire
Documented age, Calculated age, Estimated age
Citations
1 - Report of FORRESTs in Blackburn Cemetery
Publishing Info: CEMSEARCH-uk

PERSON No. 01

Mr William FORREST

Died Thursday, October 9 1930,

Relationship to Head: Head

Additional Information: Father Of Alice Who Died In Infancy

PERSON No. 02

James BAMFORD

Died Friday, May 9 1924, Aged 5

Born in the year 1919

Relationship to Head: Grandson

2 - England & Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007 and United Kingdom Deaths 2007-2017

First name(s) Alice

Last name Forrest

Gender Female

Birth day -

Birth month -

Birth year 1902

Age 0

Death quarter 2

Death year 1902

District Blackburn

County Lancashire

Volume 8E

Page 263

3 - John Forrest 1907

Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth

Blackburn District, Blackburn Southern in the County of Blackburn

Thirtieth November 1907, 44 York Street UD

John, Boy, Father: William Forrest, Cotton spinner, Mother: Rose Ann Forrest formerly Parkes, registered Eighth January 1908.

I certify that the above is a true copy.... witness my hand this 17th day of December 1928.

4 - UK 1911 Census - 2 April 1911
Citation image

First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Sex Age Birth year Occupation Birth place

William Forrest Head Married Male 39 1872 Cotton Spinner Lanc Blackburn

Rose Ann Forrest Wife Married Female 39 1872 - Staffordshire

Harriet Forrest Daughter Single Female 20 1891 Cotton Winder Lanc Blackburn

Elizabeth Forrest Daughter Single Female 18 1893 Cotton Weaver Lanc Blackburn

Mary Forrest Daughter Single Female 16 1895 Cotton Winder Lanc Blackburn

Firth Forrest Son - Male 12 1899 School Scholar Lanc Blackburn

Rose Forrest Daughter - Female 8 1903 School Scholar Lanc Blackburn

Olive Forrest Daughter - Female 7 1904 School Scholar Lanc Blackburn

William Forrest Son - Male 4 1907 - Lanc Blackburn

John Forrest Son - Male 3 1908 - Lanc Blackburn

5 - Firth Forrest WW1 Records

First World War records held at Public Record Office, Kew.

228928, Firth Forrest, Monmouthshire Regt

STATEMENT of the SERVICES of No. 3390 Name First Forrest

Embodied Pte 5-1-1915

Transferred to Class W.(T).T.F Reserve 25.8.16

Authority oc I 11 86(18)/1916 of 17 Records 3/33 EA of 20 8/16

Actual Age 17 8/12 years

Rejoined from Class W(T) Reserve - Pte - 8.1.17 - 8.1.17

Monmouth Regt 2/1 Transferred - Pte - 9.1.17

Auth: o/c Records J.F. Ref 10244 Ea d/2/1/17

Apptd - unpd - Lcpl - 21.5.17

Apptd - Pd - Lcpl - [date illegible]

Deprieved of L stripe for disobedience of Batt orders i.e. habing light burning at 10.15 pm (ii) Insolence to provost Cpl 26.12.17

???use Depot - Posted - Pte - 29.12.17

???Monmouth 1/2 - Posted - Pte - 4.1.18

???2/ - Missing - Pte - 12.4.18

To be regarded as having died on or shortly after - 12.4.18

6 - 1/2 Monmouthshire Regiment War Diaries 1-21 April 1918

The diary was hand written in pencil.

1/2nd MONMOUTHSHIRE REGIMENT - WAR DIARY - 1st-21st APRIL 1814

LA BRIQUE 1.4.18

A Coy - Two platoons continued the work of maintenance & repairs of Nos 5& 6 Duck board tracks; also the construction of a new track - GRAF TRACK.

Two platoons rested.

B Coy - Two platoons worked on Strong Points at MOSSELMARKT & SNIPE HALL under Right Brigade.

Three platoons lived forward in SOMME Dug-outs.

One platoon worked on maintenance of Tramway Lines under the instructions of OC No 5 ARMY TRAMWAY COY.

One platoon worked on the completion of ruined dug-outs - MARTHA - and lived forward in MARTHA dug-out

C Coy - Two platoons continued the work of digging and wiring the BELLEVUE - WALLEMOLAN Intermediate Defence Line under the Left Brigade.

One platoon worked on digging & revetting the ABRAHAM HEIGHTS C.T.

One platoon continued with the maintenance of the BELLEVUE - GRAVENSTAFEL Road

In addition to above a party of 2 N.C.O.s and 20 men worked on deep dug outs under the instruction of OC 171 TUNNELLING COY R.E.; also party of 1 N.C.O. & 20 men on felling trees near WIELTJE for S.S.O. 29th Div.

Lieut L.B.ROSEBAUM returned from leave to U.K

LA BRIQUE 2.4.18

The Batt. worked as on previous day with the exception that 2 platoons "A" Coy relieved the 2 platoons of "C" Coy working on the BELLEVUE - WALLEMOLAN Defence Lines; the 2 platoons of "C" Coy rested.

A draft of 8 Other Ranks joined the Batt. from the Base.

LA BRIQUE 3.4.18

The Batt. worked as on previous day

Casualties - 3 Other Ranks "B" Coy wounded

LA BRIQUE 4.4.18

The Batt. worked as on previous day with the exception that 2 platoons of "C" Coy relieved the 2 platoons of "B" Coy working on the Strong Points ar MOSSELMARCK & SNIPE HALL. The 2 platoons of "B" Coy rested.

LA BRIQUE 5.4.18

The Batt. worked as on previous day with the exception that the platoon working SNIPE HALL was withdrawn for the work of maintaining the duck board tracks in new sector - the 29th Division having extended its front on the right & taking over from Left Brigade 33rd Division.

An excellent Battalion Concert took place in the evening at the Batt. Recreational Hut.

LA BRIQUE 6.4.18

The Batt. worked as on the previous day with the exception that 2 platoons "B" Coy relieved the 2 platoons "A" Coy working on the BELLEVUE - WALLEMOLAN Defence Line - the two platoons "A" Coy rested.

LA BRIQUE 7.4.18

The Batt. worked as on previous day

Courses - VIII the Corps SCHOOL OF SANITATION - 266668 Pte WARREN H.E. returned from the above course with report "Progress Excellent"

265694 Pte LEE M proceeded to above course

LA BRIQUE 8.4.18

The Batt, was relieved by the 19th MIDDLESEX REGT as part of the relief of the 29th Division by the 41st Division & moved by train from ST JEAN 5pm to POPERINGHE, then by march route to SCHOOL CAMP, ST HAN TER BIEZEN.

A draft of 5 Other Ranks joined the Batt. for duty from the Base.

Casualties - One Other Rank from "A" Coy died from wounds at No 3 AUSTRALIAN C.C.S. 4.4.18

LA BRIQUE 9.4.18

The Batt. paraded for inspection, re-organisation to ynder Coy arrangements from 9AM - 12.30PM

Capt H.W.E.BAILEY joined the Batt. from ENGLAND

Lieut P.A.ROBERTS joined the Batt. from ENGLAND

LA BRIQUE 10.4.18

The Batt had received orders to move by rail to the ST POL Area as part of the 29th Division to join the XIIIth Corps but owning to a sudden enemy advance the order was cancelled & orders issued for the Batt. to be ready to move with the 88th BRIGADE at one hour's notice - destination unknown - 10% of strength to be left behind at SCHOOL CAMP. At about 12.30pm the Batt embossed on the PROVEN - POPERINGHE Rd and de-bussed on the BAILLEUL - NIEPPE Rd near LA CRECHE at about 5pm.

The following officers went into action with the Batt:-

Headquarters

Lt Colonel J EVANS, Commanding

MAJOR A.H.EDWARDS, 2nd in Command

" C.R.HARDING, attd

CAPT. T.L.IBBS, ADJUTANT

" W.M.STEWART, Medical Officer

LIEUT R.T.SAUNDERS, Asst/Adjutant

" I.E.OWEN, Lewis Gun Officer

A Coy

LIEUT E.G.JENKINS

" R.F.PERCIVAL

" F.I.BOUCHER

" T.W.STEVENS

2 LIEUT D.MORRIS

B Coy

CAPT G.E.FOSTER

LIEUT L.B.ROSENBAUM

" F.C.STRONG

2 LIEUT R.S.DAVIES

" A.V.COOK

C Coy

CAPT E.J.JOHN

LIEUT J.E.A.WADDINGTON

2 LIEUT J.W.WALTERS

" J.E.ROBERTS

" F.H.ALLAN

Batt. Headquarters was established in a house on the BAILLEUL - NIEPPE Rd. and the Companies proceeded to dig themselves in as follows:- "A" Coy along SOUTH side of main road to A6a; "C" Coy round Cross roads at DE SEULE; "B" Coy platoons posts round PAPOT and PONT d'ACHELLES.

About 8pm Batt. Headquarters moved forward to a more central position near Cross Roads at DE SEULE.

The night proved to be quiet & by the morning the 3 Companies were connected up and holding strong positions.

LA CRECHE 11.4.18

LIEUT W.COLLINS attached to DIVISIONAL Hdqrs was killed by shell fire.

About mid-day the Batt. received orders to move forward immediately and take up a position from B9d to B3a, and , if necessary, counter attack in order to take up this position which was considered of vital importance. The position was occupied without difficulty by 3.30pm. - "B" Coy on the left flack, "A" Coy on the Right flack, and "C" Coy in the centre. During the night of the 11th it was decided that the troops in front of the Batt were to be withdrawn & would dig in along lines from PAPOT B8a to B3d and the Batt was to hold on to the line at all costs. Later it was discovered that the Batt on our left flank had not connected up properly & our left flank was obliged to be brought back to ensure connection at B3a. - Two platoons "C" Coy were handed over to O.C. "B" Coy to enable this to be done. Orders were then received that the Batt. was to extend its right flank south of the main road & endeavour to connect up with the 2nd HAMPSHIRE REGT. - One platoon "c" Coy was detailed for this purpose & to dig posts at about B8a 5.4 but as the HAMPSHIRES were found to be occupying Posts back at the MILL B7d 4.5 connection was impossible. Under very trying conditions the line was held all night and on the morning of the

LA CRECHE 12.4.18

12th a company of the 1st NEWFOUNDLAND REGT was sent up in support & the line held intact until 4pm when the enemy cam in on the flanks (a) along RABOT - PAPOT road in B8a and (b) left flank near LAMPERNISSE. The day proved to be a severe one for the Batt & the casualties were very heavy. During the morning the enemy bombarded hourly with Trench Mortars & used Machine Guns to a large extent with the result that the Batt early in the day had lost 4 officers wounded & 75 Other ranks killed & wounded. When the enemy came in on the flanks there were 8 Officers & about 400 Other ranks absolutely cut off - these people had been ordered to hold the positions at all costs. A company of ROYAL SCOTS was sent up to our support & proceeded to dig in behind centre company but the situation became an impossible one & as many as possible were withdrawn, the men rallied & a position taken up along Light Railway Embankment in B1d and B2a. The strength of Coys was then 4 officers & 150 Other ranks. In conjunction with the NEWFOUNDLAND REGT the line of Embankment was held until about midnight when Batt. received orders to withdraw to line originally occupied along south of BAILLEUL - NIEPPE road.

2nd LIEUT A.R.HOPKINS rejoined the Batt in the forward area.

LA CRECHE 13.4.18

The Batt. continued to hold line taken up previous night until 9pm when the Coys were moved forward to road junction in B1 central - "A" & "B" Coys NORTH of the road, "C" Coy SOUTH of the road - in order to cover the withdrawal of the 88th Brigade according to plan. This position was to be held at all costs until the withdrawal of the Brigade was complete. At midnight orders were received that the withdrawal was complete and companies moved down the road to about S29a 2 3. when it was discovered that the troops had not been entirely withdrawn. The Batt then occupied the trench in this locality until 2pm on the

LA CRECHE 14.4.18

14th when word was received that the troop was all clear and that the Batt was to withdraw & move to the support of the 88th Brigade in the BAILLEUL - CRUCIFIX CORNER LINE. The Batt arrived in new position about 4AM & dug in. Enemy bombarded this position hourly during parts of the day & we suffered about 20 casualties in Other ranks (Killed & wounded). During the

CROIX de POPERINGHE 15.4.18

night 14th/15th the Batt. was relieved as part of the relief of the Brigade by a Batt - LINCOLN REGT - of the 59th DIVISION & marched back to CROIX de POPERINGHE, a distance of about 6 miles. It is interesting to note that 2 hrs after the relief the enemy attacked & the LINCOLN REGT was completely cut off. The Batt. rested during the day until 4pm, when owing to the attack referred to above, orders were received to move forward & dug in on the left side of CROIX de POPERINGHE - BAILLEUL road to support the counter attack of 4th WORCESTERS should the situation demand such an action. The Batt dug in in the vally M33d in two lines & remained there during the night.

CROIX de POPERINGHE 16.4.18

The Batt. remained in the position held previous night. Enmey was now well held & no counter attack, as anticipated, was launched. During the evening the Batt. found working parties for the Brigade - 1 Officer & 70 Other ranks per Coy for each of the 4th WORCESTERS, 1st R NEWFOUNDLAND & 2nd HAMPSHIRE REGTS.

LIEUT C.W.TACON rejoined "A" Coy from the Transport Lines

CROIX de POPERINGHE 17.4.18

Same as the previous day

CROIX de POPERINGHE 18.4.18

Ditto

CAPT W.M.STEWART admitted to Field Ambulance sick & LIEUT W.OWENS-MORRIS joined the Batt. from the 88th F.Amb as Medical Officer

CROIX de POPERINGHE 19.4.18

The Batt. was ordered to find nucleus garrison for ARMY LINE in M33 central as far as entrance to LOCRE - BAILLEUL road. Working parties for Brigade as on previous day.

CROIX de POPERINGHE 20.4.18

The Batt. stayed in the same position during the day & at 10pm the Batt. was relieved so part of the relief of the 88th Brigade by the FRENCH. Marched to field S.W. of ABEELE - distance about 8 miles - and spent the night in bivouacs. LIEUT F.S.DUCK rejoined the Batt from Hospital. A draft if 26 Other ranks joined the Batt. from the Base.

LIEUT TC.W.TACON admitted to Field Amb sick (N.Y.D.N.)

HONDEGHEM 21.4.18

The Batt. embussed at 12 noon & rejoined the 29th Division at HONDEQHEM

Casualties during period 10th - 20th

(a) Officers Killed LIEUT W. COLLINGS

" R.F.PERCIVAL

2nd LIEUT R.S.DAVIES

Died of Wounds LIEUT I.E.OWENS

" L.B.ROSENBAUM

Wounded & Missing CAPT G.E.FOSTER

LIEUT F.C.STRONG

Wounded MAJOR C.R. HARDING

LIEUT T.W.STEVENS

2/LIEUT J.W.WALTERS

" D.MORRIS

Admitted to Hospital CAPT E.J.JOHN

(N.V.D.N.) LIEUT E.G.JENKINS

" C.W.TACON

(b) Other Ranks Killed 29 }

Wounded 187 }= 472

Wounded & Missing 11 }

Missing 245 }

7 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

1

Marriage year

1919

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Elizabeth Forrest married one of these people

William Stanhope

Spouse's last name

Stanhope

District

Fylde

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

997

8 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

1

Marriage year

1920

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Mary Forrest married one of these people

Luke Wilson

Spouse's last name

Wilson

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

754

9 - Blackburn, Christchurch Parish Records
Citation image

First name(s)

Mary

Last name

Forrest

Age

25

Birth year

1895

Marital status

Spinster

Occupation

Minder

Year

1920

Marriage year

1920

Marriage date

25 Mar 1920

Place

Blackburn, Christ Church

Denomination

Church Of England

Diocese

Blackburn

Residence

75 Rockcliffe St

Father's first name(s)

William

Father's last name

Forrest

Father's occupation

Spinner

Spouse's first name(s)

Luke

Spouse's last name

Wilson

Spouse's age

24

Spouse's birth year

1896

Spouse's occupation

Labourer

Spouse's marital status

Bachelor

Spouse's residence

10 Crossfield St

Spouse's father's first name(s)

Richard Thomas

Spouse's father's last name

Wilson

Spouse's father's occupation

Taper

Licence or banns

Banns

Witness 1

William Loynds

Witness 2

Mary Ellen Wilson

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Archive

Lancashire Record Office

Archive reference

PR 3074/1/16

10 - UK 1921 Census - 19 Jun 1921
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1921 Census

Address: 14 & 16 Robert Street, Blackburn

NAME and SURNAME

RELATION- SHIP to Head of Household

AGE Y

M

SEX

MARRIAGE or ORPHAN-HOOD

BIRTHPLACE

NATION-ALITY

Personal Occupation

Employment

Place of Work

Total number under 16 years of age

Under One

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

William Forrest

Head

49

11

M

Married

Blackburn Lancashire

Cotton spinner

Crosfields Mill

Grimshaw Park, Blackburn

3

X

X

X

Rose Ann Forrest

Wife

49

10

F

Married

Tamworth Staffordshire

Home duties

Own account

At Home

Rose Forrest

Daughter

18

5

F

Single

Blackburn Lancashire

Ring Winder

Park Place Spinning Co

Windham St, Blackburn

Olive Forrest

Daughter

17

2

F

Single

Blackburn Lancashire

Ring Winder

Park Place Spinning Co

Windham St, Blackburn

William Forrest

Son

14

10

M

Both alive

Blackburn Lancashire

Crealer

Spinning Boom

Park Place Spinning Co

Windham St, Blackburn

John Forrest

Son

13

8

M

Both alive

Blackburn Lancashire

Education Whole time

James Forrest

Son

7

1

M

Both alive

Blackburn Lancashire

Education Whole time

William Stanhope

Son in law

27

11

M

Married

Blackburn Lancashire

Brick ground labourer

Woods Bro: Brick ground, Audley Range

Elizabeth Stanhope

Daughter

28

10

F

Married

Blackburn Lancashire

Home duties

Own account

At Home

11 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

Arthur

Last name

Morris

Marriage quarter

3

Marriage year

1925

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Arthur Morris married one of these people

Rose Forrest

Spouse's last name

Forrest

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

890

12 - John Forrest 1907

Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth

Blackburn District, Blackburn Southern in the County of Blackburn

Thirtieth November 1907, 44 York Street UD

John, Boy, Father: William Forrest, Cotton spinner, Mother: Rose Ann Forrest formerly Parkes, registered Eighth January 1908.

I certify that the above is a true copy.... witness my hand this 17th day of December 1928.

13 - William Forrest 1930

Certified Copy of an Entry of Death

1930 Death in the Sub-District of Blackburn South Eastern in the County of Blackburn CB

No - When and where died - Sex - Age - Occupation - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

169 - Fifth October 1930, 75 Rockcliffe Street WD - William Forrest - Male - 59 years - Operative Cotton Spinner - I(a) Carcinoma of the Pelvic Colon No P.M. Certified by H.F.Mullan MRCS - J Forrest Son 75 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn - Sixth October 1930 - J.R.Stack Registrar

14 - Order of Service - William Forrest Funeral

In Memoriam

William Forrest

Died

Oct 5th 1930

Aged 59 Years.

Interred at Blackburn Cemetery

15 - William Forrest 1930

Certified Copy of an Entry of Death

1930 Death in the Sub-District of Blackburn South Eastern in the County of Blackburn CB

No - When and where died - Sex - Age - Occupation - Cause of death - Signature, description and residence of informant - When registered - Signature of registrar

169 - Fifth October 1930, 75 Rockcliffe Street WD - William Forrest - Male - 59 years - Operative Cotton Spinner - I(a) Carcinoma of the Pelvic Colon No P.M. Certified by H.F.Mullan MRCS - J Forrest Son 75 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn - Sixth October 1930 - J.R.Stack Registrar

16 - Forrest - Scott

Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage

1931 Marriage Solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Philip, griffin, Blackburn in the County of Lancaster

July Sixteenth 1931

John Forrest, 23 , Bachelor, Joiner, 75 Rockcliffe Street, Father: William Forrest, Cotton Spinner

Edna May Scott, 222, Spinster, Cotton Weaver, 7 Howarth Street, Randolph Scott, Cinema Operator

This marriage was olmnized by us, John Forrest, Edna May Scott in the presence of us William Forrest, Olive Forrest

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17 - Forrest - Scott

Certified Copy of an Entry of Marriage

1931 Marriage Solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Philip, griffin, Blackburn in the County of Lancaster

July Sixteenth 1931

John Forrest, 23 , Bachelor, Joiner, 75 Rockcliffe Street, Father: William Forrest, Cotton Spinner

Edna May Scott, 222, Spinster, Cotton Weaver, 7 Howarth Street, Randolph Scott, Cinema Operator

This marriage was olmnized by us, John Forrest, Edna May Scott in the presence of us William Forrest, Olive Forrest

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18 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

William

Last name

Forrest

Marriage quarter

4

Marriage year

1931

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

William Forrest married one of these people

Nancy Duckworth

Spouse's last name

Duckworth

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

8E

Volume as transcribed

8E

Page number

578

19 - Firth Scott Forrest 1937
Citation image

Certified Copy of an Entry of Birth

1937 Birth in the Sub-District of Blackburn West in the County Borough of Blackburn

Fifteenth August 1937

Firth Scott, Boy, John Forrest, Edna May Forrest formerly Scott, Property Builder's Joiner

Informant: J Forrest, father, 11 Mona Road, Blackburn, Twenty third August 1937

20 - Order of Service - Firth Scott Forrest

In Memoriam

Firth Scott Forrest

Died

13th November 1937

Aged 3 MONTH

Interred at

Blackburn Cemetery

16th November 1937

21 - 1939 England and Wales Register - 29th September 1939
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22 - Rose Ann FORREST - Death Notices

FORREST - In loving memory of mother, who died July 27 1948. Sheltered in the Rock of Ages, In the loving arms of Jesus, She is safe for evermore. Late of 25 Rockcliffe-street, Blackburn - From her sons, daughters and grandchildren.

-----------------------------

FORREST - In loving memory of a dear mother, who died July 27, 1948. God watched you as you suffered, And knew you'd had your share, he closed your weary eyelids, And took you to His care - From Bill, Nancy and Billy

23 - England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005

First name(s)

Rose

Last name

Morris

Marriage quarter

4

Marriage year

1948

Registration month

-

MarriageFinder ™

Rose Morris married one of these people

George Towler

Spouse's last name

Towler

District

Blackburn

District number

-

County

Lancashire

Country

England

Volume

10B

Volume as transcribed

10B

Page number

622

24 - Olive Walmsley - Death Notice

WALMSLEY - On July 13, 1967, (in hospital), Olive, the dearly loved wife of the late James Walmsely, of 20, Lower Audley Street, Blackburn, aged 63 years.

25 - Bill Forrest - Death Notices

FORREST - On 21st June at his home 82 Haslingden Road, Blackburn, William, the dearly loved husband of Nancy Forrest, aged 62 years, dear father of Billy and Maureen and grandad of David. "In heavenly love abiding" reporsing in the Chapel of Rest, Weir Street. Cortege from his home on Wednesday for funeral service at Christ Church at 2:50 p.m. followed by cremation at Pleasington at 3:30 p.m.

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FORREST - Treasured memories of a dear husband, Bill who died June 21, 1969. Loved and remembered every day. - From his wife Nancy, son Billy, daughter-in-law Maureen and grandson David.

26 - John Forrest 1972

DEATH

Blackburn

Twentieth August, 1972

Queen's Park Hospital, Blackburn

Clerk of Works (Corporation)

58 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn

Edna May Forrest, Widow of deceased

1(a) Myocardial infarction

Certified by Arif MB.

Signed E.M. Forrest, Twenty first August, 1972

Registrar Isobel Duckworth

27 - John Forrest 1972

DEATH

Blackburn

Twentieth August, 1972

Queen's Park Hospital, Blackburn

Clerk of Works (Corporation)

58 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn

Edna May Forrest, Widow of deceased

1(a) Myocardial infarction

Certified by Arif MB.

Signed E.M. Forrest, Twenty first August, 1972

Registrar Isobel Duckworth

28 - John Forrest 1972

DEATH

Blackburn

Twentieth August, 1972

Queen's Park Hospital, Blackburn

Clerk of Works (Corporation)

58 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn

Edna May Forrest, Widow of deceased

1(a) Myocardial infarction

Certified by Arif MB.

Signed E.M. Forrest, Twenty first August, 1972

Registrar Isobel Duckworth

29 - John Forrest - Death notice

FORREST - On Sunday, 20th August, 1972 (in hospital), Jack, the dearly loved husband of Edna M. Forrest, of 58, Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, aged 64 years, dear father of Marjorie and devoted grandad of Richard, Paul and David. Reposing at home from where the cortege will leave for funeral service at The Church of the Saviour, on Thursday, at 2.50 p.m.prior to cremation at Pleasington. Family flowers only please. Donations may be sent to Queen's Park Hospital Heart Machine Fund. - Inc: Warings, Grimshaw Park Road, Blackburn, Tel 51577

30 - Harriet Bamford - Death report

Widow died six weeks after fall

The Blackburn coroner Mr George Wightman recorded a verdict of misadventure at an inquest on grover's widow Mrs Harriet Bamford, 82, of Rockcliffe Street, who died in Blackburn Infirmary six weeks after falling downstairs at her home.

Mr John Michael Torry, pathologist, said that Mrs Bamford had suffered severe bruising of the brain, causing unconsciousness. Her immobilisation following the fall led to pneumonia and a blood clot in the lung, which caused her death.

31 - Harriet Bamford - Death Notice

BAMFORD - On Saturday 31st March 1973, in hospital, harriet, the dearly beloved wife of the late Fred Bamford, of 22 Rockcliffe Street, Blackburn, aged 82 years. Dear mother of Firth. Reposing at home from Thursday from where the cortege will leave on Friday for funeral service at Christ Church at 11 a.m. prior to interment at Blackamoor Churchyard.

32 - England & Wales, Death Registration Index 1837-2007 and United Kingdom Deaths 2007-2017

First name(s)

Elizabeth

Last name

Stanhope

Gender

Female

Birth day

6

Birth month

8

Birth year

1892

Age

-

Death quarter

2

Death year

1978

District

Fleetwood

County

Lancashire

Volume

40

Page

1279

33 - Rose Towler - Death Notice

TOWLER - On the 6th of May 1979 at her home 49 Lincoln Road, Blackburn, Rose aged 76 years, the devoted wife of the late George Towler. Reposing in The Chapel of Rest, Mincing Lane, where a service will be held at 10:30 am on Friday, prior to cremation at Pleasington. All flowers to the Chapel of Rest please.

34 - Mary (Poll) Wilson - Death notice

WILSON - On Sunday November 1981 (in hospital), Mary (Polly) Wilson aged 86 years of 22 Rockcliffe Street, Blackbutn, wife of the late Luke Wilson and beloved mother of Fred and devoted grandma. Reposing in the Chapel of Rest, Grimshaw Park, family flowers only please. Donations may be given to Christ Church Fabric Fund. Cortege from her home. Funeral service from Christ Church, Mosley Street on Thursday at 1:20 p.m. prior to cremation at Pleasington.

35 - Ancestry.com: England and Wales Civil Registration Death Index

Name: EDNA MAY FORREST

Death Year: 1994

Death Registration Month/Year: 09/94

Birth Date: 20 Aug 1908

Registration District: Bromsgrove

Inferred County: Hereford and Worcester

Register Number: 29C

Entry number: 81

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