Thursday, 21 May 2015

Rishton, Fred - Corporal (241311)

Corp Fred Rishton
2nd/5th Battalion
East Lancashire Regiment
Killed in Action
9th October 1917
Commemorated on Tyne Cot Memorial.

Newspaper Report:

In memory of Corporal Fred Rishton, East Lancashire Regiment, who fell in action on October 9th, 1917, a service was held at Haslingden Parish Church on Sunday morning, when members of the C.L.B. sounded "The Last Post," and "The Dead March" was played on the organ.
The late Corporal Rishton leaves a wife and child, who live at 49, Hud Rake.  He was a weaver at Grane Road Mill, and was connected with the Parish Church and the Church Institute.
In a reference to Corporal Rishton the curate (the Rev. W.T. Evans) said they had lost a good lad, who had worked hard for the institute.
In the action in which Corporal Rishton fell his brother also took part and survived.


The death in action is officially, reported of Pte. Fred Rishton, formerly of Chapel Street, Haslingden, whose wife and child live at her parents house at 49, Hud Rake.  The deceased was a weaver at Grane Road Mill, and was connected with Haslingden Parish Church and Institute.

Newspaper Memorials:

In loving memory of our dear son and brother, Cpl. Fred Rishton (241311) 2-5th East Lancashire Regt.) who was killed in France, October 9th 1917.

"As through this weary world we wander,
Our thoughts will always be of you,
In memory we shall see you ever;
We loved you better than you knew,
We loved him.  Oh! No tongue can tell,
How much, how dearly, and how well."

From his loving mother and father, 40, Well Street, Haslingden

"We have lost and heaven has gained,
The best of brothers this world contained."
"Too dearly loved to be forgotten."

From his loving brothers, Walter and Chas Edwin.

"A loved one gone, but not forgotten,
For as dawns another year,
In our lonely hours of thinking,
Thoughts of bhim are always near."

From his loving sister and brother in law; and also nephew and niece (Canada)

"Peaceful be thy rest, dear Fred,
It is sweet to breathe thy name;
In life we loved you very dearly,
In death we do the same."

From his loving brother and sister in law, Jim and Rachel; and also his little nephew, Fred, Store Street, Haslingden.

"Though death divides, fond memory lingers,"

Ever remembered by his wife and son, 16 Spring Street, Haslingden. 

"Sad was the shock I received that day,
When God called my dear husband away;
The trial was hard, the blow severe,
To part with one I loved so dear.

Perhaps some comrade breathed a prayer
'Ere death for ever closed his eyes.
"One of the best."

From his sorrowing Wife Emma and Little Son Jack.

His tender words and smiling face,
Are pleasant to recall,
He had a loving word for all,
And died beloved by all.

He was a good lad, true and kind,
He proved to all in heart and mind;
And while on earth with us did stay,
He earned the crown he wears today."

From his sorrowing Father and Mother, Sisters and Brothers, of Wells Street, Haslingden.

"Sleep on, dear brother, in a far-off land,
In a grave we may never see;
But as long as life and memory last,
We will remember thee.

We often think of days gone by,
When we were all together;
A shadow o'er our life is cast,
A dear one gone for ever."

From his sorrowing Brother and Sister in Law, Jim and Rachel, and Little Newphew Fred.

"I of time shed some bitter tears,
When I am all alone,
When I think of my dear husband's grave,
So very far from home.

He died a soldier's death,
God willed it so to be,
That he should be in a forgotten land,
So far across the sea."

From his sorrowing Wife and Son, Emma and jack, 16 Spring Street, Haslingden. 

"We cannot forget you, we loved you too dearly,
For your memory to fade from our life like a dream;
Lips need not speak when the heart mourns sincerely,
We miss you and mourn you in silence unseen.
"Too dearly loved to ever be forgotten."

From his Mother and Father, 40, Wells Street, Haslingden.

"A beautiful memory left behind;
For none that knew him need be told,
A warmer heart Death ne'er made cold."

Ever remembered by his Brothers Walter and Charles Edwin, in France.

"Our thoughts of him can never die."

One year has passed since that sad day,
When one we loved did pass away;
God took him home, it was His will,
But in our hearts he liveth still."

From his loving Sister Ruth, and Brother in Law Will; also his little Niece, Emma, Alice, Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Plucked in the bloom of life,
And the pride of manhood's days,
To know him was to love him,
And his name was linked with praise."

"May his reward be as great as his sacrifice."

From his sorrowing Brother and Sister in law, Jim and Rachel; and also his little Nephew Fred, 7 Warwick Street, Haslingden.