Nearly-Midnight The genealogy website relating to the family. A tangled web of people all related to one another, explore!
Robert Clark The Father of Henry Martyn-Clark - A missionary out in the North-West Frontier of India. One of the first Europeans to set foot in Afganistan
Affetside Census
A small village north of Bury, Lancashire, I can trace many of my immediate ancestors from there. On the Roman Road, Watling Street
Andrew Martyn-Clark My Father and his part in my World. Also my mother and his parents too.
Henry Martyn-Clark My Great Grandfather, his roots and his achievements. Discusses malaria but also his confrontations with Islam.

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Monday, 2 January 2012

Blackpool Town Hall Memorial

Blackpool is famous for having the tallest War Memorial in Britain. I hope I am not wrong. It however does not have the fallen/Roll of honour for the Boer War - that is in the Town Hall at Talbot Square.

I only took one picture of this memorial. I have taken pictures of some of the other information in there, but I am not happy with any of it! Quite dark and there is little space. However I am able to transcribe the names. It is difficult to distinguish C's and G's, even when I am fairly sure what the surnames "should" be - apologies; please let me know if you feel the forename initial may be wrong. This of course being a Roll of Honour does not necessarily mean that many did not return. There is a link here to the local barracks

South African War 1899 -1902
COUNTY BOROUGH OF BLACKPOOL

ROLL OF HONOUR

This Tablet is Erected to Commemorate the Patriotism of the Blackpool Men who at the call of Duty Nobly offered
their Services to their Sovereign and Country in the South African War 1899 - 1902

Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry Cavalry

23 COMPANY VIII. BATT IMPERIAL YEOMANRY

CORPORAL W. COULSTON
Killed in Action Faber's Spruit may 30th 1900

Trooper R.P. B. Carter
      "       A. Hilton
      "       J. M. Pilkington
      "       F. Whalley

RELIEVING DRAFT

Trooper H. Barnes
      "       J. C. Butler
      "       H. Calderbank
      "       J. Cooke
      "       W. Fisher
      "       W. F. Cormlie
      "       T. E. Lewthwaite
      "       A. McQuade
      "       R. Riddehough
      "       E. Round
      "       W. Talbot
      "       J. W. Tranter
      "       H. Wilson
      "       W. Woomach
      "       J. Yates

32ND BATT. IMPERIAL YEOMANRY

Trooper F. PARKINSON
      "       R. SMITH
      "       H. WEBB

5TH LANC.ROYAL GARRISON ARTILLERY(VOLUNTEERS)

COLT GUN SECTION XV. BATT. IMPERIAL YEOMANRY

CAPTAIN T. E. TOPPING D.S.O.
LIEUTENANT W. H. HUNT
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SERGEANT  J. T. BIBBY D.C.M.
CORPORAL  H.JONES
Trooper     G. CARLISLE
      "           C. W. GILDER
      "           W. PORTER

RELIEVING DRAFT

Trooper A. B. COOP
      "       J. W. GARNER
      "       B. HOPWOOD
      "       J. W. MOLYNEAUX
      "       R. SMITH

57TH COMPANY XV.BATT IMPERIAL YEOMANRY
QUARTER-MASTER SERGEANT A.MOORE
SERGEANT-FARRIER T.HAIGH

St. John Ambulance Brigade (Blackpool Division)

SERGEANT  T. DONNELLY
         "           C. S. ASHWORTH
         "           W. ASHWORTH
         "           W. BLUNDELL
         "           H. W.BUTCHER
         "           W. T. FISH
         "           C. H. FOX
         "           D. A. GREENWOOD
         "           H. M. HESKETH
         "           T. A. SANKEY
CORPORAL  R. C. FRANCE
        "              G. F. MEADON
PRIVATE  J. E. ALLEN
       "         C. W. BANCROFT
       "         E. G. BRADSHAW
       "         E. CARDWELL 
       "         W. CHAPMAN
       "         J. CROOK
       "         C. F. CROOKHALL
       "         E. FLEETWOOD
       "         T. GREGSON
       "         H. S. HALL
       "         C. P. HOFF
       "         J. JOLLY
       "         W. T. KIRKHAM
       "         J. NUTTER
       "         W. PATRICK
       "         F. ROBERTS
       "         J. T. B. SHEARD
       "         S. S. SMITH
       "         E. THOMAS
       "         J. C. TRESCOWTHICK
       "         C. TURNER

Blackpool Borough Police Force

P.C. 52 THOMAS FAZACKERLEY

St. John Ambulance Brigade, Leyland Division.

P.C. 38 WILFRED TAYLOR

St. John Ambulance Brigade Accrington Division



In a faint touch of irony Brigadier T. E. Topping, D.S.O., on Armistice Day, 11th November 1923. unveiled the Blackpool War Memorial by North Pier



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