Addison - Joined Territorials, H9-1914. Addison, Frank Father - John Addison, 125 Fishwick Parade. There is then a note: Fred Addison, brother, 164 Sunny Bank Terrace, Ashton-on-Ribble. Frank born 3rd May 1894. St Matthew's Higher Grade Elementary. PGS 16th September 1907 to 27th July 1911. To Battersea College 1912. Elementary School Teacher. A Company, 10th Middlesex (Duke of Cambridge's Own) H1-1915; former House captain, large fierce-tackling full back (the same description is used for Blackhurst!), usually known as 'Caddy', now in India, H9-1915. H1-1916. (A Company 10th Middlesex was made up from Senior Students at St John's Teacher Training College Battersea.)
Addison, P - Royal Life-saving Society Proficiency Certificate. Drawing Prize, H1-1915. Cadet Royal Flying Corps, H2-1918.
Adkins - James Francis Basil War Memorial. Father - James Edward Adkins, 23 Fishergate Hill, Preston. Professional Musician. Basil born August 1899 (1898?). Miss Threlfall's Private School, Fulwood. PGS 21st January 1907 to ? Son of James Edward Adkins, Mus Bac., FRCO, Professor of Music; the Organist and Choirmaster of Preston Parish Church. In 1904 lived at 5 Starkie Street, Preston. Nephew of Lieutenant-Colonel Hector Ernest Adkins, Mus Doc., LRAM ARCM psm; who was Bandmaster (WO) of the 2nd Suffolks 1913-1921, when he was appointed Director of Music, Royal Military School of Music, Kneller Hall. Basil received a music scholarship from the Merchant Taylors Company about four years ago. (His brother Eric completed six years as a Boy Chorister of St Paul's Cathedral and in September 1918 was awarded a music scholarship by the Goldsmiths Company.) CWG: James Francis Basil Adkins, age 19 years. Service No 9760. Son of James Edward and Louisa Adkins, 30 Bairstow Street. He had been a Boy Chorister at St Paul's Cathedral 1908 to 1914. Grave Reference XXV.J.9A. Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Preston Memorial: 30 Bairstow Street, Preston. Bandsman 9760, 2nd Suffolk Regiment, attached to 7th Field Ambulance Corps as a reserve stretcher bearer. Died 1st October 1917, Ypres.
Ainsworth, A J D Company, 7th Loyal North Lancashires (Preston Pals) H9-1915, H1-1916.
Alderman Robert Edward Father, Solicitor, died 1896. Annie R Alderman, 35 Fishergate Hill, Preston. Robert born 18th September 1886. PGS January 1899 to ? Classics (choice of subjects indicated by parent). Ever-present in football team season 1898-9, a Victor Letter to Headmaster from Mesopotamia and covering other war activities. At the outbreak of war was in Mandalay with a Volunteer commission. In December orders to join 108th Infantry at Bombay, there until May when sailed for Basra, attached to 104th Rifles for the advance up to Amara. Temporary Second Lieutenant. Recovered 4" Krupp gun complete with carriage and ammunition waggon from a river, H1-1916. 104th (Wellesley's) Rifles, H5-1916.
Allan, Herbert William War Memorial. Father - Ernest W Allan, 13 Bolton Street, Preston. Police Sergeant. Herbert born 28th November 1898. Christ Church School. PGS 12th September 1910 to 8th July 1915. Corporation Free Scholarship. Pass Honours Oxford Local Preliminary July 1912, H12-1913. Intended joining Liverpool Scottish. "Query killed in war" recorded by School. CWG: Herbert William ALLAN, Private, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, A Company 16th Battalion; 18 years; died 22nd April 1918; Service Number 73512. Son of Ernest W and Lillian Phoebe Allan, 28 Canon Cockin Street, Sunderland. Native of Preston. Grave IV.A.24, Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension. Preston Memorial: Had been a Wages Clerk at Dick, Kerr's, and lived at 13 Bolton Street, Preston.
Anderson, A H11-1917. Anderson Alexander 2nd Troop, B Squadron, 1st North Somerset Yeomanry, H1-1915. Private, seriously wounded in the legs, H9-1915. H1-1916. Discovered mid-term by H B Yates and E T Harris in King's College Chapel one Sunday afternoon, having been in hospital in Cambridge for 10 months in ignorance of the PGS old boys still at Cambridge, H5-1916.
Anderson, Alfred, joined Territorials, H9-1914. Gunner, C Sub-Section, 9th Battery, 2nd West Lancashire Royal Field Artillery, H1-1915. H1-1916. (Is this Alfred James Farquehar Anderson?) Anderson, Alfred James Farquehar Father - Alfred Anderson, 18 Bank Place, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. 1922 - 7 Victoria Parade, Ashton-on-Ribble. Commercial Traveller. Alfred born 30th October 1896. St Andrew's School. Corporation Free Scholar for 3 years, could be extended. PGS 16th September 1907 to 1st February 1911. Oxford Local Delegacy University Certificates, Junior, Pass 1st Division. Clerk. (This is a query until the name is clarified.)
Anderson, Theodore James Father. Guardian was B P Megahy, Inisfail, Fulwood, Preston. Laundry Proprietor (Preston Steam Laundry, Addison Road, Preston - between Brook Street and Plungington Road.) Theodore born 17th May 1891. Sligo Model National Elementary School. PGS 11th September 1905 to 29th July 1909. Classics Prize, Mayor, Ald Margerison, 1909. PCP1908-9. To Harris Institute. Friends Ambulance Corps, France, H1-1916. Appointed British Vice-Consul in Venice post-1918.
Ash, John George Oswald Father - Rev George Ash, St Stephen's Vicarage, Preston. Later, Hoddlesden Vicarage, Darwen. John born 27th April 1899. The College, Urmston. PGS 11th January 1912 to 25th July 1914. To Manchester Grammar School. This is a name match only in the Army List 1918. Temp 2nd Lt J G O Ash, Army Service Corps, wef 4.3.1918.
Atkins HMS Kingfisher, H1-1916. HMS Kingfisher was the Naval Base at Yarmouth (that is, Great Yarmouth) and was a Nominal Depot Ship for Auxiliary Patrols. On 1st January 1916 Area X - Yarmouth had 127 small ships in the Auxiliary Patrol. Atkins could have been on a variety of ships, Kingfisher should not be taken as definitive.
Attwater, Ernest Father - Richard Attwater, 26 Watling Street Road. Later, 31 Lower Bank Road, Fulwood. Mill Furnisher. Ernest born 26th September 1897. Moor Park Wesleyan. PGS 14th September 1908 to 25th July 1914. Harris. Oxford Local Delegacy University Certificates, Preliminary, Pass 1st Division. Roll 1910. Vice-Captain, House goalkeeper, 1913.St John Ambulance Assoc First Aid Certificate, 1913. Articled Pupil to Accountant. Scots Guards, H12-1913. H4-1915; apparently something of a joker at School, and likely to be raising a laugh, somewhere, with the Scots Guards, H9-1915. H1-1916.
Attwater, E Royal Engineers, H11-1917.
Attwater, W Wireless Operator, H11-1917.