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Brig General Arthur Birtwistle, C.B., C.M.G.,D.S.O., T.D.,[1]

Male 1877 - 1937  (59 years)


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  • Name Arthur Birtwistle  [2
    Prefix Brig General 
    Suffix C.B., C.M.G.,D.S.O., T.D., 
    Born 29 May 1877 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1937  [2
    Person ID I64529  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2015 

    Father William Birtwistle,   b. 1855,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F28942  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Alice Hillmen,   b. Abt 1877,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Arthur Hillmen Birtwistle,   d. 1989
     2. Violet May Birtwistle,   d. 1990
    Last Modified 4 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F28945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Billinge Scar was built in 1876 for Daniel Thwaites, a wealthy Blackburn brewer and MP for Blackburn from 1875 to 1880. On his death and his daughter Elma's marriage in 1888 to MP Robert Yerburgh, the couple took over the house and added a conservatory with an Italian marble floor. They later sold Billinge Scar to cotton manufacturer William Birtwistle and moved to Woodfold Hall. In 1921 the hall passed to William Birtwistle's son Brigadier-General Arthur Birtwistle, who built what was said to be the largest private greenhouse in Lancashire, and on whose death in 1937 the property was unsuccessfully put up for sale. It was given over to public use as a training centre for telephonists during the Second World War and then demolished for building material in 1947.

      210th (East Lancashire) Brigade, RFA.
      Awarded the D.S.O. in the London Gazette of 1 January 1918.
      CB 1919. Twice MID.
      Lord Lieutenant of
      the County Palatine of Lancaster.

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.

    2. [S180] Birtwistle XX.FTW.