Thursday, October 26, 2006

PRIVATE AINSCOUGH, RICHARD (1897-19th MAY 1918)



Information researched by Anthony Brown (Aus)
Richard Ainscough is my 1st cousin 3 times removed.

Father: William James Ainscough (1862-30 Jan 1910) Mother: Alice Watson (1861-?) Married in 1882. Richard was the 5th son and living at Berry Lane, Alston, Longridge, nr. Preston, Lancashire in the 1901 census.
Brothers:
George Henry Ainscough born before 1886
Hugh Ainscough b.1891-5 june 1983
Thomas Ainscough b.1892-31 march 1936
William Ainscough b.1894-5 october 1914

Sisters:
Hellen Ainscough born before 1883
Mary Ainscough born before 1888
Helen Ainscough born 1884
Alice Ainscough born 1899

Details from CWGC website:
http://www.cwgc.org/search/casualty_details.aspx?casualty=69300/

“In Memory of 
Private RICHARD AINSCOUGH 63924, "Z" Coy. 2nd Bn., Royal Fusiliers who died age 21 on 19 May 1918.
Son of William James and Alice Ann Ainscough, of Longridge, nr. Preston, Lancashire. Remembered with honour; 
CINQ RUES BRITISH CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK”

“Pray for the soul of Richard Ainscough, Royal Fusiliers, killed in action May 19th 1918, interred in France. May he rest in Peace. Amen”

The following list shows how RICHARD AINSCOUGH is related to our Ainscough branch of the family

7. Parents Hugh AINSCOUGH (1822-July 21 1882) and Ellen Cowley (1826 -Nov 8th 1895)
They had 13 children of whom Thomas AINSCOUGH (my branch) and William James AINSCOUGH (Richard Ainscough’s branch) were brothers.

RICHARD AINSCOUGH'S BRANCH

6. William AINSCOUGH (1862-1910) m Alice WATSON (1861-?) FATHER
5. RICHARD AINSCOUGH (1897-19 MAY 1918) SON (WAR VETERAN)

MY BRANCH

6. Thomas AINSCOUGH (1846-1929) FATHER
5. Henry AINSCOUGH (1868-1912) SON
4. Norbert AINSCOUGH (1903-)
3. Peter AINSCOUGH
2. Barbara AINSCOUGH
1. Rhiannon AINSCOUGH

2 comments:

russellanne said...

I came across you website whilst researching the Ainscough family tree and was suprised to find so much information. Richard Ainscough was my great uncle, my maternal grandmothers brother. I have the letter from Richards CO which was sent to his mother on his death along with his 'Accrington Penny and his WW1 medal. Although you say that he had 4 brothers and 4 sisters he did in fact have 6 sisters the others being Jane (my grandmother) born on 7th April 1903, died 5th April 1993 and Margaret (who was known as Peg).Not sure when Aunty Peg was born but she was 64 when she died in 1969 so probably 1905 or 06. Alice died in 1991 at the age of 92. Mary - who we always knew as Moll died in 1966 aged 77 so presume she was born in 1888. I have lots of photos which I will post on here along with death cards and some press cuttings.

boobelle said...

Hello cousin, thankyou for this information - it all helps to complete the picture. If youd like to mail me directly - barbaraainscough@mac.com I will be able to add photos etc to the blog. Where are you based now and do you know of any other Ainscoughs from this family??