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Soldiers of the Regiment

Private John Willshaw

Private John Willshaw, number 2955, of the 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment went across to the Western Front on 3rd May 1915 with the rest of the battalion.  He was killed in action on 15th June 1915 and having no known grave is commemorated on Le Touret Memorial. 

His brother, Private Joseph Willshaw, number 19518, of the 11th Battalion, Border Regiment was killed in action on 1st July 1916 and is buried in Lonsdale Cemetery.

They had two uncles who served and died with the King's Own:

Private John Cavin Willshaw, number 14476, of the 8th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment was killed in action on 1st October 1918.  Home address: 14 Holly Terrace.

Private Robert Charles Willshaw, number 201217, of the 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment died of wounds on 7th August 1917 and is buried in St. Mary's Windermere.  Home address: 14 Holly Terrace, Windermere.


1914/15 Star awarded to Private John Willshaw, number 2955, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2954/01


British War Medal awarded to Private John Willshaw, number 2955, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2954/02


Letter with British War Medal to Private John Willshaw, number 2955, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2954/03


Box of issue for 1914/15 Star to Private John Willshaw, number 2955, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2954/04


Box of issue for British War Medal to Private John Willshaw, number 2955, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own Royal Lancaster Regiment.
Accession Number: KO2954/05



Windermere Parish Church Roll of Honour for 1914-1918 which includes a Private Joseph Willshaw, number 19518, 11th Battalion, Border Regiment, killed in action on 1st July 1916 and buried in Lonsdale Cemetery, France.
Accession Number: KO2954/06

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