Search for relatives of Foulridge soldier killed in First World War

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THE search is on for relatives of a Pendle soldier killed in action in the First World War.

Howgill Wilson was born in Foulridge in 1881 and was one of nine children born to Richard and Ellen.

His siblings were Peter, John, Sankey, Moody, Isabella, Martha Ellen, Robin and Richard.

In 1901, the family lived in Colne Lane, Colne, and in 1911 Howgill and his wife, Rose, lived in Green Road.

At the outbreak of war, Howgill becamne a private in the Manchester Regiment and was killed in France in March, 1918.

Peter Wilson - no relation - of 10 Evening Hill Drive, Cockermouth, Cumbria, is trying to track down family relatives and anyone who can help can write to him at the above address or telephone 01900 822906.