Ordinary Signalman. P/JX 196494. (Missing presumed Killed 23.10.41) age 23. Called up 18 months before his death. (single) Son of William and Catherine Rainford of 7 Withington Lane, New Springs, Lancs. Educated at St John the Baptist School and afterwards entered the service of the Maypole Dairy Co. as an assistant at the Ince, Wigan, Scholes and Horwich branches. He was also a Sunday School teacher and member of the choir at St John the Baptist Church. He was also a member of the St John’s Boys Club.