WILDING, Herbert Pte. 15681

Herbert Wilding

Herbert Wilding

Herbert Wilding was born in Chorley in late December 1890 to his mother Ellen. He lived with his grandparents at 145 Eaves Lane in 1891 and they had moved to number 321 Eaves Lane by 1901. On the 1911 Census he is listed as a single man working as a Cotton Weaver and living at 18 Pennine Road in Chorley with his mother Ellen Clark and his grandmother.

In 1912 Herbert got married in Chorley to Emily Lancaster, the sister of fellow Chorley Pal James Lancaster; they had two children, Frank and Phyllis. Upon enlisting in the Pals, Herbert was living at 69 Botany Brow, working at Talbot Mills in Chorley and worshipping at St. Joseph’s Church in the town.

He was known to have been wounded sometime between 1916 and 1918.

Herbert died in 1949.