With grateful thanks to Susan Eldridge for the use of her photographs.


readbook© Susan Eldridge October 2001

Ribble Valley Memorials

Private Jack Bradshaw. 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Died 07/11/1944. Aged 30. Resting Kirkee War Cemetery, Near Bombay, India. 9.H.1. Son of John Charles and Margaret Ellen Bradshaw. Husband of Constance Bradshaw of Padiham.

Sergeant/Pilot John Thomas Brockbank. Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Aged 20. Died 19/02/1944. Resting St John's Churchyard, Read. Grave 420. Son of William Ernest and Alice Brockbank.

Able Seaman William Gordon Clegg. Royal Navy. Served H.M.S Cassandra. Aged 20. Killed 11/12/1944. Remembered Chatham Navel Memorial, Kent. 75.1. Son of Cyril and Caroline Lily Clegg, Padiham.

Flight Sergeant W J Hall. 203 Squadron Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve. Died 01/11/1943. Aged 22. Remembered Alamein Memorial, Egypt. Column 269. Son of James T and Irene Hall.

Gunner Arnold Mashiter. 21st LT A.A. Regiment Royal Artillery. Died 21/09/1943. Aged 32. Resting Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia. 14. A. 15. Son of Robert Bain and Mary Ann Mashiter. Husband of Margaret Mashiter of Read.

Gunner William Sagar. 211 Battery. 70 H.A.A Regiment. Royal Artillery. Aged 21. Killed 11/08/1942. Resting Kirkee War Cemetery, Bombay, India. 9.AA.1. Son of William and Sarah Alice Sagar.

Sick Berth Attendant Harry Smalley Royal Navy. Served H.M.S Pembroke Second. Aged 31. Killed 05/07/1943. Resting Read St John Churchyard. Grave 301. Son of John and Anne Smalley of Clayton Le Moor.

More names to follow.