Mark Hone, on 03 January 2006 - 06:14 AM, said:
A few years ago a local historian called Peter Cryer was supposed to be writing a book on Littleborough's war dead. I only know this because I happened to come across it yesterday in an old press cutting about the 2001 discovery of a mass grave at Arras. I've never seen the book or have any idea whether it was ever published. Might be worth contacting the local studies library in Rochdale. I'll be paying a visit there myself in the near future to look for a photo of one of our school war dead. Unfortunately Littleborough itself is a bit out of the way for me.
Just came across this whilst searching for something else. Peter Cryer did research the soldiers on the main Littleborough War Memorial. He later went on to research those on other local war memorials of which there are many. Subsequently, I have taken over his researches and have added, with assistance from many others, another 100+ soldiers. In total there were around 400 soldiers connected to the town of which around 130 are NOT listed on the main war memorial. Of those some 12 soldiers are not really known to us.
The local History Society has some 5 preserved war memorial which have now been placed on our Memorial Wall within 'Littleborughs History Centre' and they are available for viewing.