This post looks at the list of people from the Carnforth area who served and who became casualties during and immediately after the Great War. There are two sources for the names – the War Memorial, which distinguishes between people who died during and after the Great War and the ‘Carnforth Patriots’ document. Images and transcriptions can be seen here.
There are not many towns which have extant lists of everybody who served as well as of those who died. In this sense, Carnforth is fortunate. In addition, there are no discrepancies between the Patriots list and the War Memorial, so it is probable that the lists are accurate and comprehensive. They help us to learn about the numbers of people who served, who became casualties and who survived. Continue reading