Park, V Joined Mr Cyril Cartmell's company, Pals Battalion, LNL (Regulars); now on Salisbury Plain; H9-1914. D Company, 7th Loyal North Lancashire (Preston Pals), H1-1915. H1-1916.
Parker, Harold Major 4th Loyal North Lancashires, H5-1916. History 1st/4th LNL states he was Brigade Major, 42nd Division; Mentioned in Despatches; DSO, June 1919
Parker, John War Memorial Father - James Cartmel Parker, 10 Miles Street, Preston. 1922, 53 Garden Walk, Ashton-on-Ribble, Preston. Foreman Printer. John born 25th May 1896. Moor Park Wesleyan. PGS 16th September 1907 to 23rd April 1911. Clerk in Wholesale Merchant's business. KILLED IN WAR. Naval Brigade, H1-1915. Nelson Battalion, 1st Naval Brigade, RNVR. Killed 12th July 1915 near the Dardanelles, H1-1916. HMS Benbow, Naval Brigade; H1-1916. November 2008: Left PGS and home at 15 years without parents' approval to join the Navy. Father wished him to be a printer and bought him out. On the outbreak of war was called up and the family have his death as 15th July 1915. He died at Gallipoli. His sister was devastated, she married and apparently was Mrs Gough. She never spoke to her family about him. CWG: J Parker Able Seaman, RNVR. Nelson Battalion Royal Navy Division. Died 13th July 1915, Service Number Mersey Z/335. Memorial Reference: Panel 8 to 15 Helles Memorial Preston Memorial: John Parker New Hall Lane, Preston. Royal Navy "Benbow" Battalion. July 13th 1915, Dardanelles. Father:- Parker, Printer, Avenham Street, Preston.
Parker, T Royal Field Artillery (Territorials), H4-1915. H1-1916.
Parkinson, Charles Edward War Memorial. Father - James Parkinson, 13 Balfour Road, Fulwood; Later, 11 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. Butcher - now Clothes Dealer, Master. Charles born 23rd December 1894. St Matthew's Higher Grade. PGS 20th January 1909 to 20th December 1910. Shop Assistant. KILLED IN WAR. D Company, 7th Loyal North Lancashire (Preston Pals), H1-1915. H1-1916. CWG: Charles Edward Parkinson Private 1st/5th Loyal North Lancashire. 22 years. Died 31st July 1917. Service Number 13097. The son of James and Jane Parkinson, 11 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. Memorial Reference: Panel 41 and 43 Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial. Preston Memorial: Charles Edward Parkinson, 11 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. 1st/5th Loyal North Lancashire. Previously 7th. Private 13097. 31st July 1917. Ypres.
Patterson, Archie Father - William Patterson, Fern Bank, Cadley. Cattle Dealer. Archie born 13th May 1894. Ayres' Private School. PGS 23rd January 1905 to 18th April 1910. Cattle dealer with father. Patterson, Archibald D Company, 7th Loyal North Lancashire (Preston Pals), H1-1915. H1-1916.
Pearson, Frank 6th Sussex Royal Cycle Corps, H1-1915. H1-1916.
Pilkington, Thomas Worsley Father - John Hubie Pilkington, Brookside, Nooklands, Fulwood, Preston; 1922: Catterall House, Garstang. Iron Merchant. Thomas born 31st July 1892. Burnley Grammar School. PGS 24th April 1904 to 29th July 1909. To cotton mill learning business for Managership. No details, H9-1915. Westminster Dragoons, H1-1916. Liverpool Scottish, transferred to Scots Guards; commissioned, Military Cross, 2nd Lieutenant, aged 25, killed in action. His parents now live at Catterall, H10-1918. Not on the Memorial listing in Heppell. Cannot be found in CWG. Is this report erroneous? There has been no retraction of the report, or apology. His father is an Old Boy, PGSA member in 1910. Lancashire Daily Post 2nd October 1918: "Military Cross for a Preston Officer Second-Lieutenant T W Pilkington, Liverpool Scottish, has been awarded the Military Cross. The official record states:- This officer took command when his company commander had been killed and maintained his position against repeated enemy attacks. In a counter-attack which he organised, he surrounded and captured ten men and two machine-guns. His action undoubtedly saved the situation on the left flank. Lieut. Pilkington, who is 25 years of age, is a native of Preston, and was educated at Preston Grammar School. His parents formerly resided at Fulwood, and now live at Catterall, near Garstang. He joined the Scots Guards as a ranker at the outbreak of war, and was gazetted to a commission on March 28th 1917, and posted to the Liverpool Scottish Regiment." November 2008: He survived the war. Became Managing Director of T C Holden Ltd, Steel Stockholders, Lord Street, Preston. Died about 20 years ago and is buried in St Helen's Churchyard, Churchtown, Garstang. Catterall House is the large residence, now a nursing home, standing amongst mature trees in its own grounds on the west side of the A6 at the Catterall boundary sign about quarter of a mile north of the turn off to Garstang.
Pomfret, Christopher War Memorial. Born 31st March 1890, Frank and Margaret Pomfret, 58 Brackenbury Road, Preston. By 1901 in West View, Cadley. Enlisted, 4th February 1915, as a Private in 10th King's Liverpool - Liverpool Scottish, No. 4338. Acting L/Cpl on 7th January 1916, reverted to Private 28th January 1916, when sailed from Southampton with the BEF to France on 29th June 1916. Joined 21st Manchesters on 6th July, then 2nd Gordon Highlanders on 17th July. Wounded in the right knee in the Battle of the Somme on 20th July 1916. To Rouen General Hospital then on HMHS Aberdonian to England to Lord Derby War Hospital at Warrington. Discharged 30th September. Private in King's Liverpool until 26th June 1917 when he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in 1st/4th East Lancashires, going to France on 17th August to join the Battalion. Then attached to 2/5 Battalion. On 27th March 1918 the Battalion was at Harbonnieres, Hamel, in France. The German attack was held all night. Missing was 2nd Lieutenant Pomfret who was on a course with the Battalion. Pozieres Memorial. Liverpool Scottish (Territorials) H4-1915. H1-1916. Lancashire Daily Post 10th October 1918. Christopher Pomfret Missing on 27th March 1918 now presumed killed on that date. Frank and Margaret Pomfret, 7 Havelock Terrace. CWG: Second Lieutenant, 1st/4th East Lancashires attached to 1st/5th Battalion. Died 27th March 1918. 28 years. Son of Frank and Margaret Pomfret, 7 Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road, Preston. Panel 42 and 43 Pozieres Memorial. Preston Memorial: Christopher Pomfret. 7 Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road. 1st/4th East Lancashire. Second Lieutenant. 22nd March 1918.
Pomfret, Frank War Memorial. Father - Frank Pomfret, 7 Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road, Preston. Paper Merchant. Frank born 3rd August 1893. Eldon Street School. PGS 14th September 1904 to 29th July 1909. Tailor. KILLED IN WAR Liverpool Scottish (Territorials), H4-1915. H1-1916. Transferred to the Gordon Highlanders L/Cpl 843145. CWG: Pomfret, Frank Private Gordon Highlanders 2nd Battalion, aged 24, died KIA on 2nd April 1917. S/43145. Son of Frank and Margaret Pomfret of 7 Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road, Preston. Bay 8 and 9 of the Arras Memorial. Preston Memorial: Frank Pomfret, Havelock Terrace, Garstang Road. Tailor's Cutter. Gordon Highlanders, Lance Corporal S/43145. 2nd April 1917, in France, Killed in Action. Havelock Terrace is on the west side of Garstang Road, opposite St Thomas's Road and the Moor Park gates.
Porter, S (Stephen) Father - Charles Porter, 3 Hughenden Terrace, Garstang Road, Preston. 1922. Grocer. Stephen born 7th October 1898. Moor Park Wesleyan. PGS 14th January 1913 to 20th December 1913. Sang a solo at the concert in the School Hall on the evening following the drive along Moor Park Avenue of TMs King George V and Queen Mary past 20,000 local schoolchildren, Monday, 7th July 1913, H12-1913. Thornley. Solo song at the School Choir evening concert on Tuesday, 16th December 1913, H4-1914. Left School either Christmas 1913 or Easter 1914, H4-1914. Clerk in Chartered Accountants. Loyal North Lancashires, H2-1918 Hughenden Terrace is next below Moor Park Methodist Church. (Note - Name match only between Stephen and S Porter, but this is the only S Porter so far found.)
Preston, Francis James, born 15th July 1898. May have been commissioned into the Royal Artillery.
Pritt, Geoffrey Murdock Father - Thomas Pritt, 8 Guildhall Street, Preston. Civil Engineer. Geoffrey born 30th May 1896. Previously at Handsworth Grammar School. PGS 30th April 1906 to 12th October 1911. Thornley Senior Scholar. Went on to Coatham Grammar School, family left Preston. Royal Field Artillery, H4-1915. (1486) Gunner, 3rd Battery, 49th (West Riding) Division, RFA, now in Belgium. Like L P Carter, had a weakness for things mechanical, H9-1915. H1-1916.
Pritt, Stephen R Royal Engineers, H4-1915 Corporal, despatch rider attached to Signal Section, West Lancashire Division (57th) RE, stationed at Canterbury but due to go abroad very shortly, H9-1915, H1-1916.
Proctor, Frank Father - John Proctor, Hothersall, Longridge. 1922. Farmer. Frank born 17th August 1899. Robert Smith's School, Longridge. PGS 17th September 1912 to 28th July 1917; re-admitted 20th September 1917 to 18th December 1917. Thornley, 1913, H12-1913. Lower Certificates: French (1st class), Arithmetic (1st class), Additional Maths, Scripture, English, Geography (1st Class), Physics, and Chemistry, July 1915, H9-1915. Lower Certificate, H5-1916. Higher Certificate July 1916. Third in the one mile race, School sports, H9-1916. Higher Certificate Distribution of Prizes 14th December 1916. Debating Society. Reported School football matches. When PGS played the Catholic Day College, First XI won 5-1, Second XI won 6-0 and Proctor draws a polite veil over the Third XI beating the College by a very large margin! H1-1917. Called up for military service. Last season's tennis captain now in the South Lancashires, H2-1918. O&C Higher Certificate. H6-1918. Released, H4-1919. Trinity Hall, Cambridge, H10-1919.
Proctor, Horace Alston Father - John Proctor, 51 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. Wholesale Druggist. Born 31st January 1886/1887 (Father underlined 1887 on a second document). PGS January 1901 to ? SOMS Duke of Lancaster's Own Yeomanry, H1-1915. Blank shown H1-1916. H5-1916. (?SQMS? Squadron Quarter-Master Sergeant)
Pullen, Charles Edward Father - G L Pullen, 64 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston; 1922. Inland Revenue Officer. Charles born 24th April 1899. Fulwood National School. PGS 19th September 1911 to 23rd May 1917. LCC Exhibition May 1912, H12-1913. Passed Oxford and Cambridge Joint Board Higher Certificate, H9-1914. Lower Certificate, H1-1915. Harris football XI, H4-1915. Harris tennis, H9-1915. Harris football 1st XI. H1-1916. Harris representative on the Magazine Committee. Harris captain, H5-1916. Higher Certificate July 1916, Harris representative on Magazine committee. H9-1916. Harris magazine representative from last term. Higher Certificate, Distribution of Prizes 14th December 1916. J H Porter believes him to be a Trinity College Cadet, H1-1917. Called up for Military Service, Cadet RFC, H11-1917. 2nd Lieutenant RFC, H2-1918.
Pullen, Reginald George Father - George Louis Pullen, 64 Victoria Road, Fulwood, Preston. Civil Service. Reginald born 22nd September 1893. Fulwood Grammar School. PGS 14th November 1908 to 7th October 1911. Bank Clerk. 7th Battalion, King's Liverpool, H1-1915. Awarded Military Cross, H11-1917. Army List 1918 shows 2nd Lieutenant wef 26th April 1917, 5th South Lancashires, with MC.