Saturday, 23 May 2015

Ratcliffe, James Henry - Private (202692)

Pte James Henry Ratcliffe
1st/4th Battalion,
The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action
31st July 1917
Commemorated Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial

Newspaper Report:

Private James H. Ratcliffe, Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, who previous to joining up on July 5th, 1916 - his 19th birthday - resided with his mother, sisters, and brother at Back high Street, Haslingden, was killed in action on July 31st.  He was connected with Haslingden Trinity Baptist Chapel and Sunday School, and was employed in the warehouse at Stonefold Mill. 

2) A memorial service for the late Private J.H. Ratcliffe was held at Haslingden Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday night when Professor Rouse, of Rawdon College was the preacher, and Mr. J.E. Isherwood (Organist) played "The Dead March".