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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Saturday, 17 March 2012

Bolton Corporation Sewage Department

Believed to be the only Roll of honour of its kind! This also is in the same corridor as the other memorials in Bolton Town Hall.

"The Bolton Corporation Sewage Department Roll of Honour for World War One honours 12 sewage department employees, two of whom were killed in the course of duty. It was displayed at a waste water treatment works in Ringley Fold, Bolton.
The memorial was donated to Bolton Museum and Archive Service in 2004." quote from the Bolton Museum website.

Roll of Honour
Pioneer C. Mather, Special COY. RE, killed in action July 1918
Pte. R. Wadeson, Lancashire Fusiliers, killed in action July 1916
2nd Lieut. F. Heys, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Capt. W. E. Speight, Lancashire Fusiliers
Pte. F. W. Allen, Manchester Regiment
Sergt. W. H. Rawlinson, Royal Army medical Corps
Pte. T. L. Whittle, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
L/Cpl J. T. Aspinall, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Pte. M. E. Mather, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Pte. R. Longworth, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Pte. J Boardman, Cheshire Regiment
Pte. J Sefton, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

More information on Captain Speight below: 

London Gazette

London Gazette

More info from this website:

This memorial is a World War I paper roll of honour for the ‘Bolton Corporation Sewage Department’. The roll of honour has pen and ink illustrations and is glazed in an oak frame. Photographs accompany the names of those commemorated.
It is in the possession of Bolton Museum & Archive Service and is to be displayed in Bolton Town Hall.
War Memorials Trust offered a grant of £68 for improvements to the glazing of the memorial. The memorial was fitted with laminated safety glass that has a 99% UV filter. This means that the roll of honour will be protected from UV rays and the fading of the detailing on the memorial as this fading is already evident. This glass will also mean that the memorial and members of the public will be protected if the glass were to be broken.

Further information

War Memorials Trust reference WM3081
UK National Inventory of War Memorials: 53327

Certainly a privilege to see these memorials.

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