Bamber family

Bamber family

Postby JohnFearn » Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:15 pm


Mother and four soldier sons. The portraits here given are of Mrs. Bamber, of the Clifton Arms, Grimshaw Park, Blackburn, and her four soldier sons. In age order they are: Lance-Corporal John Bamber (3/4th East Lancashire), in training at Codford, who prior to enlisting last August was a weaver at Mr. Lawrence Cotton's Mill; Private James Bamber (6th East Lancashire), under-carder at Crossfield Mill, enlisted 1st November, 1914, wounded on foreign service; Private George Bamber (1st Border Regiment), tape labourer at Longworth's mill, Audley, enlisted 8th November, 1914, wounded on foreign service and now at Conway; and Private W.E. Bamber (1/4th East Lancashire), grinder at Crossfield Mill, enlisted June,1915, now on foreign service. Reported by: Blackburn Weekly Telegraph, 19th February, 1916. See the posting about Pte. George Bamber in the Blackburn Times section of this forum.

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