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James Sullivan and Jack Nichols010

The double wedding of James Sullivan (1889-1973) and Ellen Nichols (1893-1971), and of John Nichols (1890-1969) and Nelly De Maine (1893-1978) was held in May 1915. In the picture, John and Nelly are on the right.

Both men were members of Burnley Lads’ Club and both survived the war.

James could be persuaded to play war games but always refused to be a German. James and Ellen’s sons died: one in infancy, one in World War ll.

John was firm but fair, with his main passion being the welfare of his family.