Akroyd – Gavagans (WW2)

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Akroyd - Beaumont

AKROYD, Walter
 

Name: AKROYD, Walter
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 938345
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Cardington, between September 1939 and August 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 26/04/1941 Age: 38 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Birstall (St Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: Grave No. 222
Residence: Blackburn Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Bradford, 19 Jul 1903
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and the late Harriet Ann Ackroyd (nee Smith, m. 17 Oct 1900, Bradford, St Peter (Bradford Cathedral). Husband of Agnes Ackroyd (nee Kelly, m. 1924, registered Dewsbury) of Birstall. Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 3 Children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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ARCHER, R
 

Name: ARCHER, R
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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ASHBY, Kenneth
 

Name: ASHBY, Kenneth
Rank: Stoker 2nd Class
Service Number: C/KX 575360
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion His Majesty’s Landing Craft Flak No.1
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 17/08/1944 Age: 21 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Chatham Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: 78, 1
Residence: .
Birth Place: Batley, 17 Mar 1923
Additional Information: Son of Dick and Elsie Ashby (nee Hargreaves, m. 16 Sep 1922, Purlwell, St Andrew) of 25 Oakhill Road, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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ASHWELL, Harry
 

Name: ASHWELL, Harry
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1594580
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 77th Squadron, Stationed at Full Sutton.
Roll: Flight Engineer
Enrolled: Weston-Super-Mere. After Sep 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 14/07/1944 Age: 32 years
How Died: At 14:30 hrs the aircraft broke up and crashed near Kirby Underdale. All onboard died. Halifax MZ768.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: T. 547
Residence: 132 Healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 25 Mar 1912
Additional Information: Son of John William and Lily Ashwell (nee Gill, m. 5 Feb 1910, Batley, All Saints) of Batley. Husband of Mabel Ashwell (nee Brown, m. 1938, registered Dewsbury) of Healey Lane, Batley.
Employment: Motor Driver for Building Contractor
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BAKER, Charles Ernest
 

Name: BAKER, Charles Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13027123
Service/Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 20/05/1943 Age: 36 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Stoke-on-Trent (Hartshill) Cemetery, Staffordshire
Grave Ref: Grave 18273.
Residence: 44 Purlwell Avenue, Batley
Birth Place: Wakefield, 22 Nov 1906
Additional Information: Son of John William and Mary Eliza Baker (nee North). Husband of Ada Baker (nee Lockwood, m. 1928, registered Dewsbury) of Purlwell Avenue, Batley.
Employment: Mill yard Labourer
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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BARBER, H
 

Name: BARBER, H
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BARHAM, Sam
 

Name: BARHAM, Sam
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1127161
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 12 Sqn RAF Wickenby, Bomber Command
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 04/07/1943 Age: 24 years
How Died: All crew lost on night mission to Cologne (Koln). Lancaster hit by heavy flak.
Cemetery Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 141
Residence: .
Birth Place: c. 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Harold and Mary Ann Barham (nee Talbot, m. 8 Jan 1921, Earlsheaton, St Peter) of Dewsbury. Husband of Ellen Barham (nee Cox, m. 1941, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BARKER, John Ernest
 

Name: BARKER, John Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4624059
Service/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/02/1946 Age: 32 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: Uncons. Sec. R. Grave 522.
Residence: 25 Elmwood Grove, Batley
Birth Place: 27 Jan 1914, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Husband of Jane Barker (nee Harrison, m. 1938, registered Dewsbury) of Elmwood Grove, Batley.
Employment: Willeyer-Woollen textile trade
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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BARNES, Walter
 

Name: BARNES, Walter
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BEAUMONT, Derrick
 

Name: BEAUMONT, Derrick
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1043862
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Padgate, between September 1939 and February 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/10/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Alexandria (Chatby) Military and War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt.
Grave Ref: O. 68
Residence: Royds Terrace, Leeds Road, Birstall
Birth Place: c. 1921, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of James William and Charlotta Beaumont (nee Moorhouse, m. 1920, registered Dewsbury) of Birstall, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BEAUMONT, Geoffrey Keith
 

Name: BEAUMONT, Geoffrey Keith
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1177935
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Cardington, joined after April 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 10/06/1943 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died from dysentery in Haroekoe POW Camp. Captured 8 Mar 1942, Moluccas, Indonesia.
Cemetery Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
Grave Ref: 8. A. 11.
Residence: Ingledene, Soothill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 2 May 1920
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Edith A. Beaumont (nee Jubb, m. 18 Mar 1911, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of Ingledene, Soothill Lane, Batley. George was appointed as a Class F Reservist.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BEAUMONT, Peter
 

Name: BEAUMONT, Peter
Rank: Fusilier
Service Number: 14818977
Service/Regiment: Royal Welch Fusiliers
Squadron/Battalion 4th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/04/1945 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Becklingem War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
Grave Ref: 8. A. 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 23 Jul 1925
Additional Information: Son of Roy and Annie Beaumont (nee Bedford, m. 21 Jul 1920, Upper Hopton, St John) of Elm Cottage, Knowle, Mirfield.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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Bedford - Brennan

BEDFORD, Norman
 

Name: BEDFORD, Norman
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 11055321
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 171 Bty., 6. A.A. “Z” Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 15/05/1942 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Woodkirk (St. Mary) Churchyard, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: Sec. C. Row 24. Grave 24.
Residence: 327 Soothill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 10 Nov 1908
Additional Information: Son of Ethel Bedford of Soothill Lane, Batley.
Employment: Rag Warehouseman
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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BELL, Robert
 

Name: BELL, Robert
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1594318
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 78 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 05/09/1945 Age: 20 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles
Grave Ref: Plot 11. Row A. Grave 12.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 11 Aug 1925, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Hilda Bell (nee Clough) of Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Works Stores Boy (1939)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BENNETT, Ralph Stephen
 

Name: BENNETT, Ralph Stephen
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 1642411
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Cardington, joined after October 1941.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 25/06/1946 Age: 23 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Saiwan War Cemetery, China, (including Hong Kong)
Grave Ref: I. F. 10.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1922, registered Dewbury
Additional Information: Son of Reuben Stephen and Agnes Bennett (nee Wright, m. 8 Feb 1914, Thornhill, St Michael and All Angels) of 1 Hillcrest Avenue, Healey, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BENSON, George Edward
 

Name: BENSON, George Edward
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1143366
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 78 Sqdn. (Bomber Command based at Linton on Ouse)
Roll: Air Gunner
Enrolled: Padgate, between September 1939 and February 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/03/1943 Age: . years
How Died: Died in crash at Grafwegen onboard Halifax DT774
Cemetery Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Grave Ref: 4. C. 7.
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Plaque Halifax DT 774, Grafwegen, Groesbeek, Netherlands
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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BENTON, James
 

Name: BENTON, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4746273
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 10/09/1941 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Syria
Cemetery Damascus Commonwealth War Cemetery, Syria
Grave Ref: M. 22.
Residence: .
Birth Place: c. 1914
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Mary E Benton (nee Knight, m. 1914, registered Dewsbury)
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BLAKELEY, Donald
 

Name: BLAKELEY, Donald
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4691812
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 1/4th Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 25/06/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: VIII. E. 16.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1920, registered Wakefield
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Lottie Blakeley (nee Butcher, m. 15 Jun 1915, Purston cum South Featherstone, St Thomas). Husband of Florence Blakeley (nee Harwood, m. 1944, registered Spen Valley).
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BLAMIRES, Kitty
 

Name: BLAMIRES, Kitty
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Women’s Land Army
Squadron/Battalion Folly Farm, Long Marston
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/08/1944 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed when a tractor she wasdriving collided with a goods train on a level crossing
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: .
Residence: 34 Cambridge Road, Batley
Birth Place: 2 Oct 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Daughter of Joshua and Sarah Jane Blamires (nee Crowther, m. 12 Jan 1909, Birstall, St Peter). Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: Tailoress Machinist
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BOTTOMLEY, Benjamin
 

Name: BOTTOMLEY, Benjamin
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 7920333
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 9th Queen’s Royal Lancers
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/05/1942 Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Grave Ref: Column 17.
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BRADLEY, Joe
 

Name: BRADLEY, Joe
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 4623107
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 3/2 Maritime Regt. No. 3 Battery
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/11/1942 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action at Sea
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 72, Column 2.
Residence: 68 Broomhill Terrace, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 10 Apr 1920
Additional Information: Son of James and Ruth Bradley (nee Jackson, m. 31 Mar 1906, Batley, St Thomas) of 68 Broomhill Terrace, Batley.
Employment: Woolen Textile Tier-on (1939)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BRANNAN, Thomas
 

Name: BRANNAN, Thomas
Rank: Bombardier
Service Number: 994566
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 145 (The Berkshire Yeomanry) Field Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 18/08/1947 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died at Batley and District Hospital
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: S. 935
Residence: Prince Street, Bradford Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 3 Sep 1912
Additional Information: Son of John I. Brannan and Annie Brannan (nee McGuighan, m, 1906, registered Newcastle upon Tyne). Husband of Ellen Brannan (nee Maloney, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Warehouseman
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BREARLEY, Geoffrey Michael
 

Name: BREARLEY, Geoffrey Michael
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service Number: 121216
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 85 Sqdn.
Roll: Observer
Enrolled: Cardington, joined after October 1941.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 06/08/1942 Age: 20 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey
Grave Ref: 24. B. 2.
Residence: 8 Rosebery Avenue, Harpenden
Birth Place: c. 1922 (Hong Kong ?)
Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Beatrice Mary Brearley, of Harpenden, Hertfordshire. Beatrice and Geoffrey returned from China 29th Aug 1924.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BRENNAN, Thomas Michael
 

Name: BRENNAN, Thomas Michael
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 2933136
Service/Regiment: Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Squadron/Battalion 5th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 01/04/1943 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in Tunisia
Cemetery Sfax War Cemetery, Tunisia
Grave Ref: VII. C. 10.
Residence: .
Birth Place: c. 1916
Additional Information: Son of THomas and Gertrude Brennan (Brannan?), of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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Briar - Byrom

BRIER, Albert John
 

Name: BRIER, Albert John
Rank: Sick Berth Attendant
Service Number: D/SBRX7888
Service/Regiment: Royal Naval Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Landrail.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 11/04/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died at sea due to flying accident
Cemetery Campbeltown (Kilkerran) Cemetery
Grave Ref: Division 4, Grave 636.
Residence: .
Birth Place: Batley, 29 Aug 1919
Additional Information: Husband of Nora Brier (nee Ellis, m. 1942, registered Spen Valley)
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BRIERLEY IRAQ – 2003, Shaun Andrew
 

Name: BRIERLEY IRAQ – 2003, Shaun Andrew
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 25022246
Service/Regiment: Royal Signals
Squadron/Battalion 539th assault squadron 1(uk)
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 30/03/2003 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed when land rover overturned on night patrol
Cemetery Batley
Grave Ref: .
Residence: Mortimer street Batley
Birth Place: Batley
Additional Information: Son of Christine and Peter Brierley of Batley
Employment: .
Marital Status: single
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BROADHEAD, Harry Mayo Richard
 

Name: BROADHEAD, Harry Mayo Richard
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1001480
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 61 Sqdn.
Roll: Air Gunner
Enrolled: Padgate, between September 1939 and February 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 17/09/1942 Age: 29 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: 11. F. 2.
Residence: 54 Beaumont Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 20 Oct 1912
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Emma Broadhead (nee Berry, m. 3 Apr 1893, Batley, St Thomas) of Batley, Yorkshire. Husband of Agnes Broadhead (nee Hughes, m. 1932, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Cop Winder, Woolen Mill
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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BROMLEY, William
 

Name: BROMLEY, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13074587
Service/Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/10/1941 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died as a result of accident in the UK
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: Sec. L. Grave 112.
Residence: 3 St. James Street, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1906
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Jane Elizabeth Bromley (nee Wilson, m. 23 Feb 1901, Batley) of Batley. Husband of Clarinda Bromley (nee Thompson, m. 14 Aug 1927, Birstall, St Peter) of Batley.
Employment: Bill Poster
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BROOKE, Alfred
 

Name: BROOKE, Alfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2884708
Service/Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 29/11/1943 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died whilst P.O.W. in Malai 4 (130,000 Commonwealth soldiers surrendered to Japanese 15 Feb 1942)
Cemetery Singapore Memorial
Grave Ref: Column 78.
Residence: Brierly Road, Shafton, Yorkshire
Birth Place: 1907, registered Dewbury14 Feb 1916
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Annie Brooke (nee Lord, m. Lord, m. 1907, Registered Dewsbury). Husband of Margery Brooke (nee Jackson, m. 1940, registered Spen Valley) of Shafton, Yorkshire. Lived Batley prior to marriage.
Employment: Cloth Cutter
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BROTHWELL, (Ernest) Wilfred
 

Name: BROTHWELL, (Ernest) Wilfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4541397
Service/Regiment: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 6th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/07/1943 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cassino Memorial, Italy
Grave Ref: Panel 6.
Residence: 105 Taylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: 1918, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Isaac and Ruth Emily Brothwell (nee Jackson, m. 23 Jul 1910, Batley, St Thomas) of 105 Taylor Street, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BROWN, Clarence Fred
 

Name: BROWN, Clarence Fred
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Service Number: 1018447
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 81 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Padgate, between September 1939 and February 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 16/02/1943 Age: 32 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria
Grave Ref: V. A. 17.
Residence: 36 Lower Bleak Street, Gomersal
Birth Place: 27 Dec 1910, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Fred Vessey Brown and Louisa Edna Brown (nee Sadgroves, m. 24 Feb 1908, Holbeck, St Matthew and New Wortley, St John the Baptist) of Low Lane, Birstall. Husband of Jane “Jenny” Brown (nee Hodgson, m. 21 May 1935, Scholes, St Philip and St James). Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: Butcher & Farmer
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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BROWN, Eric Lawrence
 

Name: BROWN, Eric Lawrence
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14644714
Service/Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/07/1944 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: II. B. 17.
Residence: 112 Ashfield Road, Birstall
Birth Place: c. 1925
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Grace Evelyn Brown (nee Lawrence, m. 24 Feb 1925, Brownhill, St Saviour) of Birstall. Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BROWN, J
 

Name: BROWN, J
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BURNELL, Albert E
 

Name: BURNELL, Albert E
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4614531
Service/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/02/1942 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Rangoon Memorial, Mayanmar
Grave Ref: Face 13.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1922, registered Dewbury
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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BYROM, Sarah
 

Name: BYROM, Sarah
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 07/05/1945 Age: 23 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: B. 79.
Residence: Raikes Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: 27 Feb 1922
Additional Information: Daughter of Esther Byrom and Stepdaughter of Joseph Whittles (m. 1926, registered Dewsbury). Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: Carpet Mender
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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Carbutt - Coldwell

CARBUTT, John
 

Name: CARBUTT, John
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1439376
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 56 Lt. A.A./Anti-Tank Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 31/10/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Imphal War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 9. F. 7.
Residence: Egypt Farm, Cliffe Lane, Spenborough
Birth Place: Leeds, c.1921
Additional Information: Son of George Handel and Alice Carbutt (nee Roebuck, m. 5 Jan 1918, Whitcliffe Road, Wesleyan Chapel, Cleckheaton). Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: Motor Driver, Heavy Goods
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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CARR, James
 

Name: CARR, James
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 3314218
Service/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 05/06/1942 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Knightsbridge War Cemetery, Acroma, Lybia
Grave Ref: 12. G. 11.
Residence: 49 Blackburn Road, Birstall
Birth Place: 1921, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of James and Alice Carr (nee Wood, m. 23 Dec 1911, Birstall, St Peter) of Blackburn Road, Birstall. Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CARTER, Arthur
 

Name: CARTER, Arthur
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 245700
Service/Regiment: Royal Tank Regiment, R.A.C.
Squadron/Battalion 3rd
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/06/1944 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ryes War Cemetery, Bazenville, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: VII. E. 5.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1917, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Mary Alice Carter (nee Summers, m. 1908, registered Dewsbury) of Staincliffe, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CARTER, M
 

Name: CARTER, M
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CASSON, John
 

Name: CASSON, John
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1099449
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 136 Field Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 24/05/1944 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died as a result of accident Burma
Cemetery Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh
Grave Ref: 6. F. 9.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1910, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Jack and Elizabeth Casson. Husband of Gladys Casson (nee Smith, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CHATSWOOD, Walter
 

Name: CHATSWOOD, Walter
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CLAPHAM, John
 

Name: CLAPHAM, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4746455
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/05/1941 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died at sea
Cemetery Athens Memorial, Greece
Grave Ref: Face 7.
Residence: 37 Healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 12 Jan 1915
Additional Information: Son of Charles Arthur and Lily Clapham (nee Holt, m. 25 Dec 1910, Hunslet, St Mary the Virgin) of Healey Lane, Batley.
Employment: CWS Buyers Assistant
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CLIFF, Henry
 

Name: CLIFF, Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14647474
Service/Regiment: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/05/1944 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio
Grave Ref: XI. B. 7.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1913, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Jane Cliff (nee Halligan, m. 1907, registered Pontefract. Husband of the late Agnes I Cliff (nee Green, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury). Agnes died 1942 and Henry remarried 1943 to Lena Green of Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury.
Employment: Flock Grinder
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CLIFFE, James Frederick Colin
 

Name: CLIFFE, James Frederick Colin
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 635084
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force
Squadron/Battalion serving in H.M.S. Ark Royal.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Joined as an Aircrafthand after March 1938.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/09/1941 Age: 20 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 56.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1921, registered North Bierley
Additional Information: Son of Beaumont Radley Cliffe and Irene Ivy Cliffe (nee Hemsworth, m. 1920, registered Dewsbury) of Birkenshaw, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CLOUGH, William
 

Name: CLOUGH, William
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1352884
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 258 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Blackpool, after June 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 18/09/1944 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died as a POW on the Japanese transport Ship “Junyo Maru” when sunk (captured 6 Apr 1942).
Cemetery Singapore Memorial
Grave Ref: Column 438
Residence: .
Birth Place: 29 Aug 1920
Additional Information: Son of James S and Florence M Clough (nee Donaldson, m. 1919, registered Easington, Durham). Husband of Sheila A Clough (nee Simpson, m. 1939, registered Spen Valley)?
Employment: Civil Servant
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Kranji War Memorial, Singapore
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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COLBECK, Joseph
 

Name: COLBECK, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4699492
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 2/4th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/04/1943 Age: 36 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Medjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, Tunisia
Grave Ref: 11. G. 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Anne Colbeck, of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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COLDWELL, L
 

Name: COLDWELL, L
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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Coram - Dean

CORAM, W
 

Name: CORAM, W
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CRABTREE, Colin Esmonde Marshall
 

Name: CRABTREE, Colin Esmonde Marshall
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Stanley
Roll: .
Enrolled: Midshipman Seniority date 1 Jan 1937 HMS Revenge
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 19/12/1941 Age: 22 years
How Died: Missing presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Plymouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 44, Column 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1 Jun 1919, registered Leeds
Additional Information: Son of Arthur Eastwood Crabtree and Margaret Evelyn Crabtree (nee Marshall, m. 1918, registered Sculcoates). Husband of Georgina Dorothy Crabtree (nee Hunt, m. 1941, registered Spen Valley) of Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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CROSSLEY, Albert
 

Name: CROSSLEY, Albert
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 1944580
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 256 Field Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 29/06/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Orvieto War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: I, G, 11.
Residence: 21a Richmond Street, Batley
Birth Place: 14 Sep 1920
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Nellie Crossley (nee Harrison, m. 22 May 1920, Batley, All Saints) of Batley.
Employment: Tier on, woolen textiles (1939)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CROSSLEY, Harry
 

Name: CROSSLEY, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14315499
Service/Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Squadron/Battalion 5th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 17/11/1944 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands
Grave Ref: VIII. A. 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1924, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Mary Elizabeth Crossley (nee Greaves, m. 25 Mar 1913, Brownhill, St Saviour) of 21 Blackburn Road, Birstall. Husband of Marie Crossley (nee Wilson, m. 1943, registered Spen Valley) of Carlinghow, Yorkshire. Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CROWTHER, Clifford
 

Name: CROWTHER, Clifford
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1532086
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 274 Bty., 86 (Honourable Artillery Coy.) H.A.A. Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 04/02/1942 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died whilst in the UK
Cemetery Birstall (St Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: Grave 505. (B.305 ?)
Residence: 21 Church Street, Birstall
Birth Place: 1917, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Joshua and Florence Crowther (nee Nelmes, m. 25 Mar 1911, Birstall, St Peter) of 21 Church Street,Birstall.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CROWTHER, Fred
 

Name: CROWTHER, Fred
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 14229425
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 115 Heavy Anti Aircraft Regiment.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 30/05/1945 Age: 32 years
How Died: Accidentally Killed
Cemetery Hilversum Northern Cemetery, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Grave Ref: Plot 1E. Row 6. Grave 101.
Residence: 66 Mortimer Avenue, Healey, Batley
Birth Place: 3 Mar 1913, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Kenealey and Lilly Crowther (nee Duncombe, m. 1903, registered Dewsbury) of 66 Mortimer Avenue, Healey, Batley. Husband of Amy Crowther (nee Bruce, m. 1940, registered Spen Valley) of Healey, Batley.
Employment: Foreman Rag Grinder
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CULLEN, Leo
 

Name: CULLEN, Leo
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: C/JX 352912
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Ibis
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 10/11/1942 Age: 19 years
How Died: Ibis was sunk by an airborne torpedo from an Italian aircraft in the Western Meditteranean
Cemetery Chatham Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: 57, 2.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 15 May 1923, Batley
Additional Information: Son of John and Alice Cullen (nee Taylor, m. 1926, registered Dewsbury)
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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CULLEN, Walter
 

Name: CULLEN, Walter
Rank: Stoker, 2nd Class
Service Number: P/KX 122425
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Naiad
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 11/03/1942 Age: 26 years
How Died: HMS Naiad sunk in action south of Crete
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 69, Column 1.
Residence: 23 Purlwell Crescent, Batley (1939)
Birth Place: 17 Apr 1915, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John and Bridget Cullen (nee O’Neil, m. 1891, registered Dewsbury) of Batley. Husband of Stella Cullen (nee Dunford, m. 1940, registered Dewsbury) of Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
Employment: Boiler Firer
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DALE, Alfred
 

Name: DALE, Alfred
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 4621220
Service/Regiment: Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Squadron/Battalion 6th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 24/10/1944 Age: 29 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Cesena War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: II, A, 1.
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: Son of Albert and Margaret Dale. Husband of Betsy Dale (nee Wainwright, m. 1939, registered Lower Agbrigg) of Tingley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DALEY, J
 

Name: DALEY, J
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DARRINGTON, Geoffrey
 

Name: DARRINGTON, Geoffrey
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4861381
Service/Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/05/1941 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Crete
Cemetery Athens Memorial, Greece
Grave Ref: Face 5.
Residence: 273 Soothill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Florrie Darrington (nee Johnson, m. 9 Apr 1914, Batley, All Saints) of 273 Soothill Lane, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DEAN, George Robert
 

Name: DEAN, George Robert
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 4687721
Service/Regiment: Coldstream Guards
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Pecq Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Row D, Grave 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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Denton - Farrar

DENTON, John Samuel
 

Name: DENTON, John Samuel
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4622308
Service/Regiment: Essex Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 5th Bn. (Formerly Durham Light Infantry)
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 05/01/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Sangro River War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: XVII. D. 26.
Residence: 5 Blackburn Place, Batley
Birth Place: 1920, registered Hemsworth
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Alice Denton (nee Yarrow, m. 20 Apr 1918, Ackworth, St Cuthbert) of Blackburn Place, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DICKENSON, R
 

Name: DICKENSON, R
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DIXON, Arthur
 

Name: DIXON, Arthur
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 2014285
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 279 Field Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 02/11/1944 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Mierlo War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Grave Ref: VI. G. 11.
Residence: Batley
Birth Place: 9 Feb 1920, Batley
Additional Information: Son of Rowland and Clarissa Dixon (nee Bedford, m. 2 Feb 1914, New Wesleyan Chapel, Wesley Street, Ossett) of 7 Royds Avenue, Ossett. Husband of Gladys Dixon (nee Dickinson, m. 1943 registered Spen Valley) of Batley.
Employment: Warehouseman
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DONNELLY, Walter
 

Name: DONNELLY, Walter
Rank: L/Serjeant
Service Number: 7939988
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/08/1944 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bouquetot Churchyard, Eure, France
Grave Ref: Single war grave to the rear of churchyard
Residence: 16 Fairfield Avenue, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1908, Batley
Additional Information: Son of Richard and Harriet Alice Donnelly (nee Firth, m. 1891, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Betsy Donnelly (nee Allott, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Dewsbury. Mentioned in Despatches
Employment: Tailor, Final Passer
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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DURKIN, William
 

Name: DURKIN, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4692981
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 14/07/1943 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Sicily
Cemetery Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy
Grave Ref: IV. G. 2.
Residence: 9 Blackburn’s Buildings, Batley Carr.
Birth Place: 2 Sep 1919, Batley Carr
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Hilda Durkin (nee Turton, m. 1915, registered Dewsbury) of Blackburn’s Buildings, Batley Carr.
Employment: Bakers Assistant
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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EGAN, Thomas
 

Name: EGAN, Thomas
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 11420390
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 80 H.A.A. Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/11/1943 Age: 40 years
How Died: Accidentally Killed
Cemetery Salerno War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: VI. B. 29.
Residence: 50b Healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 25 Dec 1902, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Anne Egan (nee Meehan, m. 1892, registered Dewsbury) of Healey Lane, Batley.
Employment: Costumier own account
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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EMMERSON, Douglas
 

Name: EMMERSON, Douglas
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 642141
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 19/07/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Kirkee War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 1. B. 4.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Albert Edmond Emmerson and Lily Emmerson (nee Colbeck, m. 1909, registered Dewsbury) of 22 Healey Lane, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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EMMINGAM (EMMINGHAM), George Arthur
 

Name: EMMINGAM (EMMINGHAM), George Arthur
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 293228
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 03/09/1944 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Coriano Ridge War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: V, G, 10.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1913, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of James and Emma Emmingham (nee Scholefield, m. 26 Sep 1910, United Methodist Church, Talbot Street, Batley) of Batley. Husband of Winnie Emmingham (nee Williamson, m. 1940, registered Spen Valley) of Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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EVANS, Aubrey Bowan
 

Name: EVANS, Aubrey Bowan
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1609633
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 25 Bty., 9 H.A.A. Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/10/1943 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Naples War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: III. B. 17.
Residence: .
Birth Place: c. 1920, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John Richard and Clarissa Evans (nee Marsden, m. 1919, registered Dewsbury) of Ealand Road, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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FARRAR, Arthur
 

Name: FARRAR, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4617550
Service/Regiment: Hampshire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn. A Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1939
Disembarked: France, 1940 BEF
Date of Death: 06/06/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: X. E. 3.
Residence: 20 Back Crescent Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, 30 Apr 1919
Additional Information: Son of Jonah Drake Farrar and Ann Elizabeth Farrar (nee Flathers, m. 11 Sep 1897, Staincliffe, Christ Church) of 20 Back Crescent Street, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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FARRAR, Clifford
 

Name: FARRAR, Clifford
Rank: Marine
Service Number: PO/X 3163
Service/Regiment: Royal Marines
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Hood
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 24/05/1941 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action. HMS Hood sunk in the Battle of the Denmark Strait
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 58, Column 33.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 13 Dec 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Hilda Farrar (nee Hinchcliffe, m. 11 Apr 1914, Brownhill, St Saviour) of 6 Pearl Street, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FARRAR, Dennis William
 

Name: FARRAR, Dennis William
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1591148
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 51 Sqdn
Roll: Flight Engineer
Enrolled: Weston-Super-Mere, joined after September 1941.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 02/02/1945 Age: 20 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: 14. C. 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1924, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Florence Mary Farrar (nee Jackson,m. 15 Jan 1916, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of Soothill Lane, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FARRAR, Luke
 

Name: FARRAR, Luke
Rank: Guardsman
Service Number: 2703049
Service/Regiment: Scots Guards
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/03/1945 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Western Europe Campaign
Cemetery Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: 43. G. 1.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1921, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John and Nellie Farrar (nee Fewster). Husband of Margaret Farrar (nee Wind, m. 1943, registered Spen Valley) of Heckmondwike, Yorkshire. Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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Farrington - Fox

FARRINGTON, John
 

Name: FARRINGTON, John
Rank: Guardsman
Service Number: 2723922
Service/Regiment: Irish Guards
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/04/1945 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Sage War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
Grave Ref: 6. D. 5.
Residence: 18 Ealand Crescent, Batley
Birth Place: 4 Nov 1914, Batley
Additional Information: Son of James William and Mary Ellen Farrington (nee Melia, m. 1909, registered Dewsbury) of Ealand Crescent, Batley.
Employment: Mill Boiler Firer
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FARRINGTON, Joseph (Jos.)
 

Name: FARRINGTON, Joseph (Jos.)
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: D/JX650399
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. St. Angelo.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 20/01/1946 Age: 20 years
How Died: Miliary Tuberculosis, 16th British Military Hospital, Palestine
Cemetery Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Grave Ref: 7. D. 17.
Residence: 18 Ealand Crescent, Batley
Birth Place: 8 Sep 1925, Batley
Additional Information: Son of James William and Mary Ellen Farrington (nee Melia, m. 1909, registered Dewsbury) of Ealand Crescent, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FAUNDLING, E
 

Name: FAUNDLING, E
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FENTON, John Henry
 

Name: FENTON, John Henry
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1819447
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 146 Bty., 17 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/11/1942 Age: 39 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, North Africa
Cemetery Bone War Cemetery, Annaba, Algeria
Grave Ref: III. A. 8.
Residence: 4 Partington Square
Birth Place: 9 Mar 1903, North Bierley
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Annie Eliza Fenton (nee Walker). Husband of Chlorida Fenton (nee Bolton, m. 12 Jan 1924, Birstall, St Peter) of Birstall, Yorkshire. Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: French Drawer, Textiles
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FIDDES, William Alexander
 

Name: FIDDES, William Alexander
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4547205
Service/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 6th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 01/12/1943 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died in the UK
Cemetery Birstall (St Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: Grave 317.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of William James Alexander and Mary Elizabeth Fiddes (nee Clough, m. 1907, registered Barnsley) of Birstall. Husband of Mary Fiddes (nee Houzam, m. 1942, registered Spen Valley) of Birstall. Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FITZPATRICK, Leonard
 

Name: FITZPATRICK, Leonard
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: T/10671017
Service/Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Squadron/Battalion 716 (Airborne) Lt. Comp. Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/06/1944 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: IIA. C. 1.
Residence: Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John Thomas Fitzpatrick and Eliza Ann Fitzpatrick (nee Firth, m. 1905, registered Dewsbury) of Mount Pleasant, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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FLAHERTY, Edward John
 

Name: FLAHERTY, Edward John
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1219836
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force
Squadron/Battalion 90 Sqdn.
Roll: Flight Engineer
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/07/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Boxtel (Heilig Hart Van Jesus) Roman Catholic Churchyard, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Grave Ref: Grave 7.
Residence: .
Birth Place: c.1921
Additional Information: Son of Isabel Flaherty, and stepson of Robert Priestley, of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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FLEMING, Ralph
 

Name: FLEMING, Ralph
Rank: Warrant Officer Class II (S.S.M.)
Service Number: 7894009
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 8th King’s Royal Irish Hussars.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 02/09/1944 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Plot 13. Row G. Grave 46.
Residence: 58 Bromley Street, Batley (1939)
Birth Place: 13 Aug 1916, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Albert and Ellen Fleming (nee Beaumont, m. 1913, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Dorothy Fleming (nee Bentham, m. 1940, registered Leeds) of Morley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Local Government Officer, Rentals Clerk
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FLEMING, Thomas
 

Name: FLEMING, Thomas
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 4688434
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 05/06/1942 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died in India
Cemetery Delhi War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 6. D. 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1909, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Husband of Nelly Fleming (nee Wood, m. 1938, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FORDE, Michael
 

Name: FORDE, Michael
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4691117
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 22/01/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Italy
Cemetery Minturno War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: I, K, 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1920, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Agnes Forde (nee Buckley, m. 1919, registered Dewsbury) of 87 King Street, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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FORDHAM, Francis Frederick
 

Name: FORDHAM, Francis Frederick
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: C/JX 210100
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Electra
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/02/1942 Age: 21 years
How Died: HMS Electra sunk by Japanese War Ships
Cemetery Chatham Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 54, Column 1.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 2 Dec 1920, Birstall
Additional Information: Son of George Alfred and Elizabeth Fordham (nee Nelson, m. 12 Jun 1916, Birstall, St Peter) of Nelson Street, Birstall. Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FOX, George Herbert
 

Name: FOX, George Herbert
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 234478
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Penelope
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 18/02/1944 Age: 32 years
How Died: HMS Penelope sunk by U-boat (U-410)
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 82, Column 2.
Residence: 12 Holyoake Avenue, Healey, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 13 Nov 1911
Additional Information: Son of Harry James Fox and Rachel Fox (nee Dorsey, m. 1911, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Mary Fox (nee Watson , m. 1938, registered Dewsbury) of Healey, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Bank Cashier
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FOX, Tom
 

Name: FOX, Tom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14229114
Service/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 9th Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/08/1943 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Sicily
Cemetery Catania War Cemetery, Sicily
Grave Ref: III. B. 43.
Residence: 13 North King Street, Batley.
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Duke and Gertrude Fox (nee Coates, m. 1921, registered Dewsbury) of North King Street, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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Foxton - Gavagans

FOXTON, Stanley Levy
 

Name: FOXTON, Stanley Levy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4861477
Service/Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 01/12/1941 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Middle East
Cemetery Tobruk War Cemetery, Libya
Grave Ref: 8. F. 9.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1919, registered Pontefract
Additional Information: Son of Stanley and Doris Foxton (nee Naylor, m. 5 Aug 1916, Pontefract, All Saints) of Wakefield Road, Driglington). Husband of Ellen Elizabeth Foxton (nee Steele, m. 1940, registered Spen Valley) of Birstall, Yorkshire. Also on Birstall War Memorial.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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FOZZARD, A T
 

Name: FOZZARD, A T
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FOZZARD, Harold
 

Name: FOZZARD, Harold
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Service Number: 998500
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/01/1945 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died whilst P.O.W. at Kuching Camp, Sarawak, North Borneo
Cemetery Labuan War Cemetery, Malaysia
Grave Ref: Q. C. 15.
Residence: 48 Woodsome Estate, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1919
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Mary Jackson Fozzard (nee Hosley) of Cross Park Street, Batley.
Employment: Water Engineers Office at 31 Branch Road, Batley.
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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FRANCE, Percy Birkett
 

Name: FRANCE, Percy Birkett
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4690113
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion Signal Section 2nd Bn HQ
Roll: Signaller
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 06/04/1942 Age: 24 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed or Captured
Cemetery Rangoon Memorial, Mayanmar
Grave Ref: Face 16.
Residence: .
Birth Place: c. 1918
Additional Information: Son of Percy Birkett France and Florence Emma France (nee Lancaster, m. 7 Oct 1911, Batley Carr, Holy Trinity). Father Percy Birkett France Private KOYLI 33143 6th Bn, Killed in Action 10 Apr 1917.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GALLAGHER, James
 

Name: GALLAGHER, James
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 4748860
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion The Hallamshire Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/06/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery St. Manvieu War Cemetery, Cheux, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: V. A. 15.
Residence: .
Birth Place: c. 1919
Additional Information: Son of Patrick Joseph and Annie Gallagher (nee Rush ?) of Cobden Street, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GALLAGHER, John Peter
 

Name: GALLAGHER, John Peter
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 3393864
Service/Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 11/09/1944 Age: 22 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. D. 2.
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: Son of James and Margaret Gallagher, of Batley, Yorkshire; nephew of Miss A. Gallagher, of Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GARBUTT, Emmanuel Winstanley
 

Name: GARBUTT, Emmanuel Winstanley
Rank: Petty Officer
Service Number: P/JX 136444
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Victory III (S.S. Laconia)
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/09/1942 Age: 33 years
How Died: Lost with the sinking of SS Laconia by U-boat U-156 of the coast of West Africa
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 62, Column 2.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1 Aug 1911, Ashington, Morpeth
Additional Information: Son of Ethel Garbutt, of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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GARFIELD, Ben
 

Name: GARFIELD, Ben
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service Number: 1890751
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 278 Field Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/09/1940 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Hanging Heaton (St. Paul) Churchyard, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Grave Ref: Grave 492.
Residence: 2 Trenton Road, Hanging Heaton, Batley
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of William and Martha Ann Garfield (nee Bulmer, m. 1907, registered Dewsbury) of Trenton Road, Hanging Heaton, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GARNER, Harold
 

Name: GARNER, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4748390
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion The Hallamshire Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 22/11/1944 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Venray War Cemetery, Limburg, Netherlands
Grave Ref: VIII. C. 3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1918, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Lister and Hilda Garner (nee Atkins, m. 24 Apr 1915, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of Batley Carr. Husband of Daisy Garner (nee Biddle, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GASH, Ernest
 

Name: GASH, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14426299
Service/Regiment: Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 6th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 09/09/1944 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Belgium
Cemetery Geel War Cemetery, Antwerpen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II.A.19.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1925, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Richard and Betsy Gash (nee Drury, m. 1 May 1909, Woodkirk, St Mary) of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GAVAGHANS (GAVAGHAN), Peter
 

Name: GAVAGHANS (GAVAGHAN), Peter
Rank: Lance Sergeant
Service Number: 3193439
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/06/1944 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France just after D-Day landings
Cemetery La Delivrande War Cemetery, Douvres, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: IX. C. 6.
Residence: 7 Ambler Street, Batley
Birth Place: 14 May 1911
Additional Information: Husband of Annie Gavaghan (nee Maloney, m. 1935, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Builders Labourer
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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