ENTWISLE, Carswell L/Cpl. 15437

Carswell Entwisle

Carswell Entwisle

Carswell Entwistle was born in Chorley in 1892, one of eleven children born to Clara and James Entwisle.

A single man, he lived with his parents at 52 Primrose Street in Chorley, working as a Piercer at Talbot Mill before enlisting in the Pals on the 14th September 1914.

Carswell worshipped at St. James’s Church as well as Eaves Lane Congregational Church and was engaged to be married; after the war his fiancée, Grace Ainscough, married Chorley Pal Stanley Holgate.

Carswell Entwisle (sometime spelt Entwistle – as on the 1901 Census and the Thiepval Memorial) was killed in action on the morning of the 1st July 1916 at Serre and has no known grave, being commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme.

His brother, Ernest, Private 26337 of the Machine Gun Corps died of wounds 14th October 1916, age 19, and is buried at Derancourt, just south of Albert and the Somme battlefield.