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Wilfred Howard Henshaw was born in Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley in 1881.

At the time of the 1911 census Wilfred was serving as a Police Constable and living with his wife, Nancy Alice Henshaw, at 9 Stafford Street, Nelson. They had been married less than a year.

Wilfred sailed to France on 22nd September 1914 with the 1st Battalion of the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment and at some point during the first three months of the War he was appointed Lance Corporal.

At the battle of Givenchy 22-23rd December 1914 Wilfred was wounded in action and taken POW. He succumbed to his wounds in captivity on 30th December 1914 at was buried in Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany.

His probate amounted to £124 and was awarded in March 1915 to his widow Nancy Alice Henshaw, still at 9 Stafford Street – Nancy would later move to Waterhouse Green, Whittle-le-Woods, Chorley, Lancs.

Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 2645
Date of Death: 30/12/1914 (DOW)
Age: 33
Regiment/Service: The Loyal North Lancashire Regiment, 1st Bn.

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