Great War dead of Leyland and Farington

In 1992 Leyland Man William Waring, (president of the Leyland Historical Society since 2006) began researching the stories of local men killed in the Great War. After over a decade of work the emerging result was spectacular. Another ten years were then required to distill his researches into the form in which they are presented here. The result is a very detailed record of well over 250 local men who gave their lives.

This is a wonderful resource for anyone with local connections. For more general scholars it presents a graphic illustration of the terrible toll the war extracted from a relatively small Lancashire community.

William WareingMr Waring wishes his work to be freely available to all, asking only that people using it for publication kindly acknowledge the source of their information.

View Leyland and Farington War Dead

War Dead

Browse the records compiled by Mr Waring

The index is alphabetically organised and the documents are in PDF format. For your convenience records will open in a new window.


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Memorials in South Ribble

World War One Memorials in South Ribble

Local resident Charlie O'Donnell has developed an extensive website recording details from the Borough’s War Memorials.

The site aims to catalogue all the memorials of all denominations and none in the South Ribble area of Lancashire. This area encompasses the main towns and villages of Leyland, Walton-le-Dale, Bamber Bridge, Longton and Penwortham amongst others.

Preston Remembers

Preston Remembers

The region is dominated by the city of Preston. Historically the interests of people living in the South Ribble villages (Penwortham, Walton, Bamber Bridge etc) cannot be distinguished from those of the Prestonians themselves, certainly war recruits would scarcely be aware of them.

Preston Remembers

Chorley Remembers

Chorley, a Borough to the south-east of Leyland, has strong local rivalries, brought into sharp focus by the tragic experience of the ‘Chorley Pals'.

Their story is told here on the 'Chorley Remembers' website.

Preston Remembers

Lancashire Infantry Museum

The Borough of South Ribble was not created until the Local Government reorganisation of 1974 so none of the residents in 1914 had ever heard, and would never hear, of a place called 'South Ribble' so there is no central war memorial, no 'South Ribble Pals'.

Though locals served throughout the services, the largest single group served with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, based at Fulwood Barracks, Preston.


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