SALT, Harold Cpl.

Harold Salt is spelt Salt on the Chorley Pals scroll in Astley Hall but Private Hy. Sault in the Accrington Observer in February 1915. Born in Coppull in 1892 Harold was on the 1901 Census as ‘Salt’ living at 11 Tootell Street in Chorley and ‘Sault’ on the 1911 Census; on the latter he was living at 5 Buckingham Street, working as a Cotton Cloth Bleacher.

The Chorley Guardian dated 19th September 1914 lists a Harold Sault as joining up at Chorley Recruiting Office earlier in the week. There is no trace of a Harold or Harry Salt / Sault on any medal rolls or in any Army service or pension records. Harold’s brother, Charles Salt was wounded at Givenchy in November 1915 serving with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment; he returned to 5 Buckingham Street, Chorley in September 1918.