1918-2008: Ninety Years of Remembrance

Soldier Record

James Worrall

Contributed by: William Peatfield, on 2008-11-11

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Rank
First Name James
Surname Worrall
Year of Birth 1886
Year of Death 1918
Regiment Royal Field Artillery
Place of Wartime Residence Littleborough, Lancashire

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W. PEATFIELD, Bury, Lancashire 2008-11-26

This man was my Grandfather, he was a gunner in the R.F.A in WW1, he was killed on the 23rd October 1918 near Cambrai, France, He was 34. Sadly the first I ever knew of him was around 1990 when speaking to my old aunty, she told me about him, I then found out where he was buried and my son and myself visited his grave.

On each of the cemeteries in France are the words: Their Name Liveth for Evermore. I thought very deeply about those words, and came to the conclusion his name did in France, but not in his homeland, this being because there was no mention of his name on the Cenotaph at Littleborough. In 2005 his name was added to the Cenotaph, it took me around 9 months to do this, a lot of phone calls but eventually I reached the right person and it got done, I now feel proud of myself for doing the right thing for him, although I know very little of him, he was after all my grandfather.

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