Author Topic: Kearsley/Halliwell of Kay's Houses  (Read 5742 times)

flowerpot mum

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Kearsley/Halliwell of Kay's Houses
« on: April 06, 2009, 08:58:04 PM »
I have been guided to this site by a friend who found in very helpful. I am undertaking a reseach project about an area called Kay's House/Little Westwood Ince Wigan and trying to trace the families that lived there. My family are the Kearsley's brothers

David Millington 1873 born at Kay’s move to Fredrick Street - no information
John KEARSLEY (1879) born at No. 34 Kay's, live at No.18 moved to Leigh street aft 1901 -  I believe he was killed in action
William KEARSLEY (1878) Born at No.34 lived here in 1911 and join up at this address - have some records
James KEARSLEY (1880) Born at No 34 and lived here in 1911 and join up at this address- My great grandfather, he was killed in France aug 1916 I have a medal roll card from the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment



I posted this on the WW1 site and the response has been amasing and so very helpful, and of course has brought me back in time to this conflict and some of the men from Kay's who joined up at this time. I would be so grateful if anyone can find any information of soldiers from Kay's House/Little Westwood or/and the Kearsley/Halliwell families.

Thank you agin to all who have helped so far :)

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Re: Kearsley/Halliwell of Kay's Houses
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2009, 09:41:36 PM »
john kearsley

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Re: Kearsley/Halliwell of Kay's Houses
« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2009, 11:25:22 PM »
Courtesy of CWGC
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Name: KEARSLEY, JOHN
Initials: J
Nationality: United Kingdom
Rank: Private
Regiment/Service: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
Unit Text: 11th Bn.
Age: 25
Date of Death: 10/01/1917
Service No: 26955
Additional information: Son of William and Helen Kearsley, of Wigan; husband of Mrs Robinson (formerly Kearsley), of 4, Preston's Yard, Newtown, Wigan.
Casualty Type: Commonwealth War Dead
Grave/Memorial Reference: II. L. 12.
Cemetery: GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE


Cemetery: GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE
Country: France
Locality: unspecified
Visiting Information: Wheelchair access to this site is possible, but may be by alternative entrance. For further information regarding wheelchair access, please contact our Enquiries Section on 01628 507200.
Location Information: Meaulte is a village just south of Albert. From Albert head south-east on the D329 in the direction of Bray-sur-Somme. Just before the main buildings for the Aerobus turn right for the centre of Meaulte. Approximately 200 metres west of the church, take the road south “rue de Etinehem” Continue south past Meaulte Military Cemetery, and approximately 2.3 kilometres further on turn left (eastwards) Grove Town Cemetery is 600 metres along on the right side of this track. For those wishing to approach the cemetery from the south side, take the D1 Bray-sur-Somme / Corbie road, at the junction of the D1 and C2 Etineham / Meaulte minor road is the first back to back Commission roadsign. Head north towards Meaulte, until reaching a fork in the road, where there is a CWGC road sign. Take the right fork in the direction of the airfield perimeter fence. At the Commission road sign and take the left track north, Grove Town Cemetery is ahead and to the left side of the track.
Historical Information: In September 1916, the 34th and 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Stations were established at this point, known to the troops as Grove Town, to deal with casualties from the Somme battlefields. They were moved in April 1917 and, except for a few burials in August and September 1918, the cemetery was closed. Grove Town Cemetery contains 1,395 First World War burials. The cemetery was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens.
No. of Identified Casualties: 1391

In Memory of
Private JOHN KEARSLEY

26955, 11th Bn., King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
who died age 25
on 10 January 1917
Son of William and Helen Kearsley, of Wigan; husband of Mrs Robinson (formerly Kearsley), of 4, Preston's Yard, Newtown, Wigan.
Remembered with honour
GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE

Commemorated in perpetuity by
the Commonwealth War Graves Commission


flowerpot mum

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Re: Kearsley/Halliwell of Kay's Houses
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2009, 12:17:06 AM »
Thank you for this information, I have been sent it before, this John is not mine, but I have found him on my tree. The Kearsley branch I am looking for lived at Kay's Houses Ince Wigan, with their parents' James Kearley (1850 - 1932) and Lucy Halliwell (1880 -1947)

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Re: Kearsley/Halliwell of Kay's Houses
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2009, 01:28:34 AM »


You probably have these already but I'll post just in case !!  ::)

not what you asked for but have you seen this ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fray_bentos/3314710624/

Kearsley, James, Pte. 21678, 1st Batt. Loyal N. Lancs. Regt.
Husband of Lucy (Halliwell, of Bridge St., Wigan), 29 Kay’s Houses
Died Monday 14 August 1916
Mem: St Patrick’s Cem., Loos-en-Gohelle I A 3

http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/ww1booklet.pdf

In Memory of
Private J KEARSLEY

21678, 1st Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
who died
on 14 August 1916

Remembered with honour
ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS

flowerpot mum

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Re: Kearsley/Halliwell of Kay's Houses
« Reply #5 on: April 08, 2009, 10:35:11 AM »
Thank you, this is my Great Grandfather, some of the information about the addresses are new to me so more cross ref for me. Please let me know if anyone finds anymore residences of Kay's Houses/Little Westwood :D

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Re: Kearsley/Halliwell of Kay's Houses
« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2009, 11:41:49 AM »


You probably have these already but I'll post just in case !!  ::)

not what you asked for but have you seen this ?

http://www.flickr.com/photos/fray_bentos/3314710624/

Kearsley, James, Pte. 21678, 1st Batt. Loyal N. Lancs. Regt.
Husband of Lucy (Halliwell, of Bridge St., Wigan), 29 Kay’s Houses
Died Monday 14 August 1916
Mem: St Patrick’s Cem., Loos-en-Gohelle I A 3

http://www.wiganworld.co.uk/ww1booklet.pdf

In Memory of
Private J KEARSLEY

21678, 1st Bn., The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
who died
on 14 August 1916

Remembered with honour
ST. PATRICK'S CEMETERY, LOOS


Cheers for the two linkes, used both site alot, but not seen either of theses links, they both will be really heplful in my research. ;)