BUCKLEY – DOUGHERTY (Batley)

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BUCKLEY, Frank

Name: BUCKLEY, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19997
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
“D” Coy. 6th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley) May 1915
Disembarked: Oct 1915
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6.
Residence: Melton Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Mirfield, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Florence Buckley (nee Holt, m. 22 Dec 1895, Battyeford Christ the King), of 38, Church Street, Kirkstall, Leeds. Adopted son of Frank & Jane Thompson, Melton Street, Batley.
Employment: Spinning Department at G & J Stubley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Mar 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 29 Jun 1917, 6 Jul 1917
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BULLOCK, Harry

Name: BULLOCK, Harry
Rank: Ex-Gunner
Service Number: 218532 or 362792
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
Enrolled: Aug 1916
Disembarked: May 1917
Date of Death: 03/04/1922 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died in Batley
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O. 35.
Residence: 1 Wheatcroft, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Giles and Martha Bullock (nee Gott, m. 25 Dec 1878, Staincliffe Christ Church) of Upper North Street, Batley. Husband of Ethel Bullock (nee Richardson, m. 24 Aug 1910, Dewsbury St Philip the Apostle (Mission)). Hospitalised due to gas poisoning shortly after arrival in France (c. Aug 1917)
Employment: Dyers Labourer, New Ing Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 Aug 1917, 8 Apr 1922 (classifieds). Batley Reporter, 24 Aug 1917
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BURBECK (BIRBECK), Robert

Name: BURBECK (BIRBECK), Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1417
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury May 1915
Disembarked: Egypt 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 40 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 84 Brookroyd Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1878
Additional Information: Son of Turner and Elizabeth Birbeck (nee Gooder, m. 25 Oct 1873, Birstall St Peter). Husband of Annie Birbeck (nee Murphy, m. 1900, registered Dewsbury). Also served in Egypt
Employment: Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Aug 1916 (photo). Batley Reporter, 29 Sep 1916
Roll of Honour: ALSO on Birstall War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BURNELL, Edmund Mark

Name: BURNELL, Edmund Mark
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: S/14043
Unit/Regiment: Rifle Brigade (The Prince Consort’s Own)
13th Bn
Enrolled: Birkenhead (Batley)
Disembarked: Jan 1916
Date of Death: 07/08/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: German shell dropped into his trench
Cemetery Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz
Grave Ref: III. C. 6.
Residence: Batley Carr
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Edmund Mark and Florence Jane Burnell (nee Lucas, m. 13 Sep 1890, Dewsbury St Mark), of Maxwell Ave, Salter Square, Batley Carr. Enlisted in ASC in 1914 but discharged on account of poor eyesight. Re-enlisted in Rifle Brigade.
Employment: Messrs. Battye & Fletcher, Printers, and later Lever Brothers, Port Sunlight
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Aug 1916, 26 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BURNLEY, Percival Caleb

Name: BURNLEY, Percival Caleb
Rank: Private
Service Number: 270207
Unit/Regiment: Royal Scots (Formerly 281711 Highland Light Infantry)
15th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, rejoined from reserve 5 Apr 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 26/08/1917 Age: 33 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 D and 7 D.
Residence: 18 Bankfields (Bankfoot), Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 8 May 1884
Additional Information: Son of late David Fox Burnley and Mary Ann Whitaker Burnley (nee Lane, m. 7 Feb 1878, Batley All Saints), of Bankfields ( Bankfoot), Batley.
Employment: Messrs. Wuton Ltd., Rag Merchants
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Sep 1917 (photo), 27 Jul 1918
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BUSFIELD, William

Name: BUSFIELD, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 121217
Unit/Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Enrolled: Pontefract (Batley), Jun 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 19/07/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia in Blackpool (after 3 weeks service).
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: R. 28.
Residence: 10 Purlwell Hall Road, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Martha Jane Busfield (nee Clay, m. 1877, Dewsbury) of 10 Purlwell Hall Road, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Employment: Wilson Brothers, Little Orme Mills, Clerk Green
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Not eligible
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Jul 1917, 28 Jul 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BUTLER MBE, Richard Jefferson

Name: BUTLER MBE, Richard Jefferson
Rank: Captain
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (attd. 8th Bn Royal Welch Fusiliers)
3rd Bn (also attd. 2nd Bn Somerset Light Infantry)
Enrolled: Apr 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/07/1919 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Heat Stroke at Leo Dakka, Simla States, India
Cemetery Delhi Memorial (India Gate)
Grave Ref: Face 23.
Residence: Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 10 Aug 1892
Additional Information: Son of James Jefferson Butler and Emily Butler (nee Hewitt, m. 22 Jul 1891, Dewsbury St John’s), of Avondale, Batley, Yorks. Served through the Mesopotamian Campaign with 4th Bn. Royal Welch Fusiliers. With the coming of Peace Day, Captain Butler’s engagement to Miss May Taylor, Croft House, Upper Batley, was to be announced.
Employment: National Provincial Bank, Barnard Castle
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: Military Division of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (M.B.E.).
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 10 Jan 1919, 7 Mar 1919 (photo). Batley News, 12 Jul 1919. Dewsbury Reporter, 12 Jul 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Thomas the Apostle, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BUTTERFIELD, Fred

Name: BUTTERFIELD, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 335509
Unit/Regiment: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) (Formerly 27769 KOYLI and 8192 Royal Scots)
“B” Coy. 5th/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Heckmondwike (Dewsbury), Feb 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 02/10/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 3.
Residence: 62 Occupation Lane, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Batley, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of the late Henry and Ellen Butterfield (nee Hepworth, m. 3 Oct 1874, Dewsbury St John’s), of 62, Occupation Lane, Staincliffe, Dewsbury.
Employment: French Polisher
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe Liberal Club; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BUTTERFIELD, Sam

Name: BUTTERFIELD, Sam
Rank: Private
Service Number: 54339
Unit/Regiment: Manchester Regiment (Formerly 50690 North Staffordshire Regiment)
“D” Coy. 1st/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, May 1917
Disembarked: Oct 1917
Date of Death: 27/09/1918 Age: 39 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ribecourt Road Cemetery, Trescault, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: II. E. 4.
Residence: 62 Occupation Lane, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1879
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Ellen Butterfield (nee Hepworth, m. 3 Oct 1874, Dewsbury St John’s), of Staincliffe, Dewsbury, Yorks. Husband of the late Eva Butterfield (nee Sly, m. 8 Aug 1903, Batley All Saints). Brother of Fred Butterfield (K in A 2 Oct 1918).
Employment: B Armitage, Joiner, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Widower, 1 Child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe Liberal Club; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BYRNE, Frederick

Name: BYRNE, Frederick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15095
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“A” Coy. 9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 30 Aug 1914
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1917
Date of Death: 22/03/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 59 and 60.
Residence: 23 Villiers Street, Batley
Birth Place: Thornhill, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of John and Amelia Ann Byrne (nee Pollard, m. 4 Jun 1881, Batley All Saints) of Dewsbury. Husband of the late Annie Ellen Byrne (nee Maloney, m.1905, Dewsbury).
Employment: Low Laithes Colliery
Marital Status: Widowed
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Jul 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 24 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

Cadden - Carter

CADDEN, Anthony

Name: CADDEN, Anthony
Rank: Ex-Pioneer
Service Number: 283725
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers (Transportation Branch) (Formerly 116407)
Labour Btn
Enrolled: Batley, 19 Aug 1915
Disembarked: 29 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 26/03/1921 Age: 45 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: L 653
Residence: 2 Back Thornton Street, Common Road, Batley
Birth Place: Edinburgh, c.1879
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Ellen Cadden (nee Carley, m. 15 May 1909, Heckmondwike St Patrick). Discharged 14 Jan 1921. Previous military service York & Lancaster Regiment 3rd Bn (discharged 1905).
Employment: Coal Miner
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Apr 1921 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CAFFERTY, Michael

Name: CAFFERTY, Michael
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17/1039
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
17th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/08/1916 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: B. 29. 9.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, c.1891
Additional Information: Husband of Margaret Cafferty (nee Owens, m. Jul 1912, Batley St Mary’s).
Employment: Coal Miner (Hewer)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CAFFERTY, Patrick

Name: CAFFERTY, Patrick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16972
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1914
Disembarked: 21 May 1915
Date of Death: 23/07/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: North D. 28.
Residence: Hume Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Michael and Bridget Cafferty (nee Dunn). Husband od Mary Ann Cafferty (nee Brannan, m. 1905).
Employment: Coal Miner (Hewer)
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 4 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CALLAGHAN, John William

Name: CALLAGHAN, John William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 200274
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 2017)
2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 20/07/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Courmas British Cemetery, Marne, France
Grave Ref: I. E. 1.
Residence: 49 Field Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Liversedge, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Michael and Nora Callaghan (nee Callagher), (Nora later remarried Mr James Gavan, c. 1901) of 49 Field Lane, Batley.
Employment: Hurrier, Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The Territorial Force War Medal, 1914-1919. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 31 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CALLAGHAN, Thomas

Name: CALLAGHAN, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12141
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 22 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 16/08/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in action
Cemetery Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: IV. E. 15.
Residence: 46, Dale St., Batley Carr Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of John and Ann Callaghan, of 1, Court 1, Dale Street, Batley Carr. Husband of Martha Callaghan (nee Cunningham, m. Dec 1913, Dewsbury).
Employment: Piecener
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CALVERT, Leonard

Name: CALVERT, Leonard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242169
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 1918
Date of Death: 29/04/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 18 Warwick Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Howden Clough, Birstall, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of George Henry and Annie Calvert (nee Oldroyd, m. 25 Jan 1890, Birstall St Peter), of 7 Albion Street, Heckmondwike, Yorks.
Employment: Tuner, G H Hirst & Co., Bright’s Mills.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CALVERT, Percy

Name: CALVERT, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 63770
Unit/Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers (formerly 39816, East Yorks Regt.)
15th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, May 1918
Disembarked: 12 Sep 1918
Date of Death: 16/09/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Accidentally drowned whilst bathing
Cemetery Adelaide Cemetery, Villers-Bretonneux, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. F. 6.
Residence: 4 New Street, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Hannah Calvert (nee Brown, m. 31 Dec 1870, Batley All Saints) of 16 Queens Street, Batley. Husband of Mary K Calvert (nee Whitehead, m. Jun 1914, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Warehouseman, M Holdroyd & Son, Spinkwell Mills, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CARNEY, Lawrence

Name: CARNEY, Lawrence
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11760
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1914
Disembarked: 15 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 28/09/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Warrington Hospital. Died following amputation of left leg
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O. 433.
Residence: Victoria Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Birstall, 1895
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Nora Carney (nee Kilkenny) & the late Andrew Carney. Husband of Annie Carney (nee Gavan m. 1912).
Employment: Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CARNEY, Martin

Name: CARNEY, Martin
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3419
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley 1914
Disembarked: 14 Apr 1917
Date of Death: 11/11/1915 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot through the heart by a sniper
Cemetery Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. I. 20.
Residence: New Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 7 Aug 1887
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Catherine Carney (nee Gillon) & the late Mr John Carney, formerly of New Street, Batley. Husband to Winifred Carney (nee Haley, m. Jul 1912, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Bye-worker, West End Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Nov 1915. Batley Reporter, 19 Nov 1915 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 20 Nov 1915
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CARSON, George Arthur

Name: CARSON, George Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 28067
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1916
Disembarked: 27 Jun 1916
Date of Death: 16/09/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action. Later found and burried in the field.
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 136 Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Earlsheaton, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of Richard and Florence Carson (nee Beevers, m. 1894, registered Dewsbury) of 136 Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton
Employment: Messrs. Fenton, Headfield Mills, Saviletown
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Oct 1916, 2 Dec 1916 (photo). Batley Reporter, 3 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CARTER, William F.

Name: CARTER, William F.
Rank: Private
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: Maybe mistaken ref to W H Carter Labour Corp
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 2

CARTER, William Henry

Name: CARTER, William Henry
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 152374
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery. (transf. to (643527) 587th Coy Labour Corps)
Enrolled: Aug 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/11/1918 Age: 42 years
How Died: Died at Chatham Hospital
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: R 170
Residence: 18 Albion Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1876
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Adelaide Carter. Husband of Sarah Harriet Carter (nee Morley, m. Jun 1906, registered Dewsbury). Hospitalised since return from France in Nov 1917.
Employment: Batley Gas Works
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Dec 1918, 14 Dec 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

Cartwright - Childe

CARTWRIGHT, George Arthur

Name: CARTWRIGHT, George Arthur
Rank: 2nd/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (Formerly L/Cpl 11649 East Kent Regiment, Pte 6944 Royal Fusiliers, Public Schools Bn.)
2nd/7th Bn.
Enrolled: 1 May 1915
Disembarked: 14 Nov 1915
Date of Death: 28/11/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of wounds
Cemetery Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France
Grave Ref: III. D. 25.
Residence: 3 Oaks Road, Soothill
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, 5 Jan 1893
Additional Information: Son of George and Eliza Ann Cartwright (nee Shaw, m. 27 Jul 1878, Mirfield St Mary), of Rock Mount, Soothill, Batley, Yorks, later of Mansfield Villa, Newley, Yorks. Enlisted in 18th Bn. Royal Fusiliers, May, 1915. Wounded at Trones Wood, 14th July, 1916
Employment: Clerk, Joe Kaye, Midland Mills, Savile Town
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CAVE, Joe (Joseph)

Name: CAVE, Joe (Joseph)
Rank: 2nd/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly Private 9906 / 763907 22nd London Regiment)
11th Bn.
Enrolled: Dec 1916
Disembarked: France, 25 Aug 1917
Date of Death: 21/09/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, France
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XXIII. B. 6.
Residence: Glen View, West Park Street, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Staincliffe, 3 Jul 1891
Additional Information: Son of Eliza Cave (nee Copping, m. 16 Sep 1880, Whaplode, Lincolnshire), of Highcliff, Halifax Rd., Batley, Yorks, and the late Joe Ellis Cave.
Employment: Halifax Permanent Benefit Building Society and Banking Co.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Dewsbury War Memorial, Section No1.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

CAWTHORNE, John

Name: CAWTHORNE, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15793
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1915
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Somme, France
Grave Ref: V. D. 15.
Residence: 37 Brownhill Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Mr & Mrs William Cawthorne of Talbot Street, Batley. Brother-in-law of John Thomas Lynch
Employment: Bye-worker, Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 3 Aug 1917 (photo). Batley News, 19 Aug 1916 (photo), 28 Oct 1916
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall St Patrick’s R C Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CHADWICK, Edward

Name: CHADWICK, Edward
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 129048
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
R.A. Command Depot (Ripon)
Enrolled: Batley 1915
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 13/11/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia after 6 months in Ripon Hospital
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: A. “C” 358.
Residence: 7, Carlton Terrace, Staincliffe, Batley.
Birth Place: Staincliffe, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Sam and Ann Elizabeth Chadwick (nee Easenby, m. 1882, Pollington, Yorks.) of 7 Carlton Terrace, Staincliffe, Batley.
Employment: Clerk, G H Hirst & Co., Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Nothing found
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Nov 1918. Batley Reporter, 15 Nov 1918. Dewsbury Reporter, 23 Nov 1918 (photo).
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CHAMPION, Albert Samuel

Name: CHAMPION, Albert Samuel
Rank: Private
Service Number: 36065
Unit/Regiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
9th Bn
Enrolled: Sheffield, Sep 1915
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 03/11/1916 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 4 A.
Residence: 43 Mann’s Buildings, Howden Clough
Birth Place: Stanningley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin Albert and the late Martha Alice Champion (nee Duffield, m. 31 Dec 1880, Gray’s Inn Road St Jude, Camden). A Territorial since 1912, he was initially rejected on medical grounds at outbreak of war.
Employment: Formerly by Mr W Blakeley, Chemist, Birstall; Messrs Douglas Lawson & Co.; Upper Birstall Station (L&NWR)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Nov 1916 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 18 Nov 1916 (photo).
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CHAPPELL, James William

Name: CHAPPELL, James William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 31698
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment (Formerly 3943 West Riding Regiment)
1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Mirfield, 1914
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 13/10/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery York Cemetery, Haspres, Nord, France
Grave Ref: B. 17.
Residence: 118, Commercial Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 22 Dec 1894
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Mary Chappell (nee Green, m. 30 Jul 1892, Batley St Thomas) of 118, Commercial Street, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Cab Driver, George Box, Wellington Street, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 25 Oct 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CHAPPELL, Thomas William

Name: CHAPPELL, Thomas William
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 1546
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 05/07/1916 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 38, Wards Hill, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Goole, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Catherine Chappell (nee McCabe), of Wards Hill, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Dye House, JT & J Taylor, Branch Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jul 1916. Batley Reporter, 4 Aug 1916
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CHARLESWORTH, Fred

Name: CHARLESWORTH, Fred
Rank: Acting Bombardier
Service Number: 107890
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
308th Siege Bty.
Enrolled: Batley, 16 Jul 1916
Disembarked: Apr 1917
Date of Death: 30/10/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Menin Road South Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: III. H. 20.
Residence: 171 Chestnut Terrace, Taylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: Brockholes, Yorkshire, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of George Henry and Emmeline Charlesworth (nee Lancaster, m. 1885, registered Huddersfield) of 2 Walkers Mount, Warwick Road, Batley. Husband to Ruth Ethel Charlesworth (nee Darnbrook, m. 24 May 1913, Upper Independent Chapel, Taylor Street, Batley). Brother of louis Charlesworth.
Employment: Central Drapery Dept., Batley Co-op Stores
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Warwick Road JI & N School; Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CHARLESWORTH, Joseph

Name: CHARLESWORTH, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1428616
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 3926 West Riding Regiment)
1st/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Mirfield (Batley), 1915
Disembarked: Oct 1916
Date of Death: 14/12/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died after amputation of right arm
Cemetery Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. Q. 6.
Residence: 15 Peel Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 27 Sep 1897
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Polly Hirst Charlesworth (nee Fawcett, m. 18 Jul 1891, Batley All Saints) of 15 Peel Street, Batley.
Employment: Hurrier, White Lee Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 29 Dec 1916 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 30 Dec 1916 (photo).
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CHARLESWORTH, Louis

Name: CHARLESWORTH, Louis
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 165974
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“D” Bty. 186th Bde.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 17/08/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action near Ypres
Cemetery Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: VII. C. 3.
Residence: 2, Walkers Mount, Warwick Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Sheepridge, Huddersfield, 21 Dec 1890
Additional Information: Son of George Henry and Emmeline Charlesworth (nee Lancaster, m. 1885, registered Huddersfield) of 2 Walkers Mount, Warwick Road, Batley. Brother of Fred Charlesworth.
Employment: Fettler, J B & W Hirst, Lady Ann Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Sep 1917 (photo), 17 Aug 1918 (Roll of Honour)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CHILDE, Herbert

Name: CHILDE, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 42518
Unit/Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment (Formerly 46120 KOYLI)
2nd/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Heckmondwike (Batley), Jul 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/04/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 6.
Residence: Common Road, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Batley, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Sarah Elizabeth Childe (nee Blackburn, m. 7 Nov 1885, Birstall St Peter) of 19 Common Road, Staincliffe. Husband of Harriet Childe (nee Thornton, m. 6 May 1911, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Healey Lane End, Batley).
Employment: Parker Hemmingway, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 3 Jan 1919 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 4 Jan 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Staincliffe C of E Junior School; Batley R L Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

Clarkson - Colbeck

CLARKSON, Fred

Name: CLARKSON, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: PO/1057(S)
Unit/Regiment: Royal Marine Light Infantry
2nd R.M. Bn. R.N. Div.
Enrolled: 18 Aug 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/04/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 1.
Residence: Ellis’s Buildings, Upper Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 13 Sep 1895
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Elizabeth Clarkson (nee Ellis, m. 31 Oct 1885, Thornhill Lees Holy Innocents) of 6 Ellis’s Buildings, Carr Top, Batley, Yorks., Cousin of John Driver.
Employment: Plumber, Strickland Waller, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Nothing found
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 8 Jun 1917 (photo). Batley News, 16 Jun 1917
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CLARKSON, James

Name: CLARKSON, James
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 27811
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 16/08/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Ellis’s Buildings, Upper Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Thornhill, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Elizabeth Clarkson (nee Ellis, m. 31 Oct 1885, Thornhill Lees Holy Innocents) of 6 Ellis’s Buildings, Carr Top, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Boot Repairer
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Batley Carr Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CLARKSON, Sargent

Name: CLARKSON, Sargent
Rank: Private
Service Number: 39855
Unit/Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment (Formerly 3162 KOYLI)
1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 09/10/1918 Age: 39 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. B. 11.
Residence: Jesmond Dene, Purlwell Lane
Birth Place: Horbury, c.1880
Additional Information: Son of Marriott and Emma Clarkson (nee Bradley, m. 1873, registered Dewsbury), of 140, Purlwell Lane, Batley, Yorks. Also served in Italy
Employment: R Brearley & Son, New Street Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918, 2 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church; St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CLAYTON, Frank

Name: CLAYTON, Frank
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 318906
Unit/Regiment: Canadian Artillery
Pool attd. 4th Canadian Div. Mechanical Transport Coy.
Enrolled:
Disembarked: 1917
Date of Death: 29/12/1918 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died in France from Peritonitis
Cemetery Charleroi Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Q. 13.
Residence: 79, Erdington Rd., Blackpool, England.
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Alice Clayton (nee Wilcock, m. 22 Feb 1877, Thornhill St Michael and All Angels) of 2 Dale Street, Batley Carr, Yorks. Husband of Ida Clayton (nee Lister, m. 6 Apr 1912, Dewsbury St Philip the Apostle (Mission)).
Employment: Farmer, Ontario
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: Nothing found
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Jan 1919 (classifieds). Batley Reporter, 17 Jan 1919 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 11 Jan 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CLEASBY, Robert

Name: CLEASBY, Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7602
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st Bn
Enrolled: York
Disembarked: 08 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 22/09/1914 Age: 26 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France
Grave Ref:
Residence: Quarry Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, Oct 1886
Additional Information: Son of Charley and Harriet Cleasby (nee Newsome, m. 23 Jun 1877, Dewsbury All Saints). Husband of Eva Cleasby (nee Brown, m. 19 Jul 1913, Staincliffe Christ Church). Ex Regular of 7 years service, 3 in India.
Employment: John Illingworth and Sons, White Lee
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Oct 1914; Batley Reporter, 30 April 1915
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CLEGG, Percy

Name: CLEGG, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41941
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 1917
Disembarked: Jul 1917
Date of Death: 15/04/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of wounds
Cemetery Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. Q. 25.
Residence: 46, Whitaker St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Eleanor Clegg (nee Pickering, m. 28 Feb 1885, Dewsbury Moor, St John the Evangelist) of 46 Whitaker Street, Batley. Engaged to Annie.
Employment: Batley GN & LNW Railway Goods Dept.
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918, 11 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CLEGG, Thomas

Name: CLEGG, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3743
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
1st/5th (Territorial Force) Bn
Enrolled: Barnsley, 2 Mar 1915
Disembarked: 24 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 37 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.
Residence: 14 Jarrows Buildings, Worsbrough Dale, Barnsley
Birth Place: Staincliffe, Batley, c.1879
Additional Information: Son of Alfred Clegg and the late Mary Clegg (nee Clarkson, m. 1874). Husband of Clara Jane Clegg (nee Smyth, m. Dec 1898, Dewsbury) also born in Batley
Employment: Coal Miner (Hewer)
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CLEGG, William

Name: CLEGG, William
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 232838
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“D” Bty. 62nd Bde.
Enrolled: May 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 22/03/1919 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died at Beckett Park War Hospital of Middle Ear Disease
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: In North-East part, 1543.
Residence: Churwell, Leeds
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of late Brooke Clegg and Lavinia Clegg (nee Ramsey, m. 1874) of 87 Brownhill, Birstall. Husband of Beatrice May Clegg (nee Hare, m. 9 Apr 1917, Morley St Peter). Served in France & Italy.
Employment: Messrs Hudson’s Foundry, Bruntcliffe, Morley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Mar 1919. Dewsbury Reporter, 29 Mar 1919
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

CLOUGH, William Henry

Name: CLOUGH, William Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 775464
Unit/Regiment: Canadian Army, Quebec Regiment
87th Bn.
Enrolled: May 1915
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 16/11/1917 Age: 40 years
How Died: Died of wounds
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XXII. GG. 13A.
Residence: Ontario, Canada
Birth Place: Batley, 19 Dec 1876
Additional Information: Son of John Henry Clough and Anna Maria Clough (nee Ineson, m. 2 Feb 1870, Batley All Saints) of 84 Willow Terrace, Soothill. Emigrated 1906 prior to which he worked at Dewsbury G N Railway Goods Yard.
Employment: Farm Worker, Brampton, Ontario, Canada (formerly employed at Dewsbury Great Northern Goods Yard)
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Dec 1917. Batley Reporter, 30 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

COATES, Willie

Name: COATES, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 40092
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment (Formerly 30695 KOYLI)
13 Platoon “D” Coy 9th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 2 Dec 1915
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 01/10/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action by shell
Cemetery Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: VII. H. 16
Residence: 17 Parker Street, Woodwell, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c. Apr 1894
Additional Information: Son of John William and Mary Coates (nee Preston, m. 4 Mar 1894, Batley All Saints) of 12 Hilberoyd Road, Batley. Husband of Annie Coates (nee Doran, m. Jul 1915, Dewsbury).
Employment: Taylor, Yielding & Co., Prospect Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Oct 1917, 20 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Independent Methodist Church, Wellington Street, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

COGAN MM, John Thomas

Name: COGAN MM, John Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17010
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Sep 2014
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 30/09/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Underhill Farm Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: D. 48.
Residence: 23 Carlisle Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Bridget Cogan (widow, b. County Mayo, Ireland). Husband of Catherine Cogan (nee Stenchion, m. Dec 1912, Dewsbury). MM awarded Jul 1916
Employment: Messrs. Crawshaw & Warburton Ltd. Shaw Cross Pit.
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Sep 1916 (photo ref MM)
Roll of Honour: St Joseph’s R C Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

COLBECK, Ernest

Name: COLBECK, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30104
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 31 May 1916
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 20/04/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7.
Residence: 1 Loxley Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Ann Colbeck (nee Hodson, m. Jun 1895, Dewsbury) of 1 Loxley Street, Carlinghow
Employment: Piecener, Wrigley & Parker Brothers
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

COLBECK, William

Name: COLBECK, William
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: WR/271620
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers
26th Railway Coy.
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 06/11/1918 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia in France
Cemetery Villers-Bretonneux Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: XIII. AA. 5.
Residence: 3, Field Lane Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of David and Catherine Colbeck (nee Garner, m. 1885, Dewsbury) of Field Lane Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Platelayer, Batley G N Railway Station
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

Colleran - Crawshaw

COLLERAN, Patrick

Name: COLLERAN, Patrick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/3122
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
10th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 27/09/1915 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 97 and 98.
Residence: 12 New Street, Batley
Birth Place: Charlestown, County Mayo
Additional Information: Possibly related to John and Mary Colleran, both from Co. Mayo and living New Street, Batley (1911).
Employment: Bricklayer’s Labourer
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; Mayo Great War Memorial, Castlebar.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

COLLINS, Arthur

Name: COLLINS, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: GS/36019
Unit/Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
25th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, May 1916
Disembarked: Egypt, 14 Jul 1916
Date of Death: 02/02/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died in East Africa
Cemetery Morogoro Cemetery, Tanzania
Grave Ref: VII. A. 2.
Residence: I, Fairfield View, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of John and Emma Collins, of “Hyrstlands,” Batley, Yorks. Husband of Edith Collins (nee Harrop, m. Jun 1915).
Employment: Commercial Traveller
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Feb 1917
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

COLLINS, James

Name: COLLINS, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35553
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: Salonika, 1917
Date of Death: 16/01/1919 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Bronchia pneumonia at Batoum on the Black Sea
Cemetery Haidar Pasha Memorial (burried Batoum British Cemetery ), Turkey
Grave Ref: Screen Wall. Panel 1.
Residence: 22 Bankfoot, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 3 May 1890
Additional Information: Son of James and Catherine Collins (nee Rush). Husband of Lillian Collins (nee Naylor, m. 1911). Special Reservist on outbreak of war. Transferred to North Russia.
Employment: Spencer Wire Company, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Feb 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

COLLINS, John

Name: COLLINS, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7472
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked: 24 Sep 1914
Date of Death: 31/07/1915 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: III. A. 3A.
Residence: 20, Back Lawson Street, Eastborough, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of James Collins (serving woth KOYLI) and Catherine (Kate) Collins (nee Rush) of Batley Carr. Reservist prior to outbreak of war.
Employment: Miner in Normanton
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.The 1914 Star
Obituary: Dewsbury District News, 21 Aug 1915
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

COLLINSON MM, Richard

Name: COLLINSON MM, Richard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10160
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 15 Jan 1915
Date of Death: 09/03/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Salonika
Cemetery Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece
Grave Ref: B. 211.
Residence: Wellington Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 21 Aug 1889
Additional Information: Son of the late Israel and Sarah Elizabeth Collinson (nee Gill). Adopted son of Florence Field (nee Skidmore) of West Bromwich. Served in Singapore as a regular.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 16 Mar 1917. MM listed in London Gazette, 15 Jun 1917, Supplement:30135, Page:6019
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

COMMONS, John

Name: COMMONS, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3030177
Unit/Regiment: Canadian Infantry
58th Bn.
Enrolled: Toronto, Canada, 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/10/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Missing, Presumed killed in action
Cemetery Ramillies British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: C. 1.
Residence: Canada
Birth Place: Batley, 12 Feb 1889
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Commons (nee Warren). Mother widowed and remarried to Frederick Lister in 1905, of 8 Biltcliffe Buildings, Preston Street, Batley. Emigrated to Canada in 1909.
Employment: Munition work, Canada
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 1 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CONNOR, Bartholomew

Name: CONNOR, Bartholomew
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6191
Unit/Regiment: Connaught Rangers
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jun 1915
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 05/05/1916 Age: 38 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Dud Corner Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. H. 12.
Residence: Back Albert Street, Batley Carr.
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1878
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Connor of Back Albert Street, Batley Carr
Employment: Piecener, Mark Oldroyd & Sons, Spinkwell Mills, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Jun 1916
Roll of Honour: St Joseph’s R C Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

COOK, Thomas Henry

Name: COOK, Thomas Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 8099
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Enrolled: 25 Sep 1914
Disembarked: Discharged 5 May 1916 due to sickness
Date of Death: 12/04/1920 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O. 157.
Residence: 18 Hirst Buildings, North Street, Cross Bank, Batley
Birth Place: Howden Clough, Birstall, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of James and Hannah Cook of Holmfirth.
Employment: Butcher
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Silver War Badge No. 183408
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Apr 1920 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church (Feb 1916)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

COOKSON, John Fawcett

Name: COOKSON, John Fawcett
Rank: L/Sgt
Service Number: 19324
Unit/Regiment: Labour Corps (Formerly 32691 West Yorkshire Regiment, Prev 62010 Durham Light Infantry)
33rd Coy
Enrolled: 1916
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 17/02/1919 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain of pneumonia on route home.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: M. 66.
Residence: Yard 5, 5 Wellington Street, Batley
Birth Place: Leeds, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Elizabeth Ann Cookson (nee Fawcett, m. 9 Nov 1884, Birstall St Peter). Husband of Jessie Cookson (nee Wilson, m. 27 Aug 1914, Purlwell, St Andrew) of 47 Wellington Street, Batley. Discharged Feb 1919
Employment: Accountant’s Clerk, Leeds City Council
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 21 Feb 1919. Batley News, 22 Feb 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

COOPER, Fred Fox

Name: COOPER, Fred Fox
Rank: Ex-Private
Service Number: 16/1507
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
27th (L) Reserve Bn
Enrolled: Bradford, 29 Jun 1915
Disembarked: Discharged 27 Dec 1915 due to ill health (Aortic Murmur)
Date of Death: 03/04/1919 Age: 37 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: P. 206.
Residence: 125 Prospect Terrace, Warwick Road
Birth Place: Batley, Oct 1881
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Jane Cooper (nee Lund, m. 22 Dec 1906, Springfield Chapel, Dewsbury).
Employment: Rag Warehouseman
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: Silver War Badge
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Apr 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CRABTREE, Joseph

Name: CRABTREE, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/2186
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Huddersfield
Disembarked: France, 17 Feb 1915
Date of Death: 07/05/1915 Age: 40 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47
Residence: 2, Spa Yard, Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Hull, c.1875
Additional Information: Husband to Mary Crabtree. Father of Joseph E Crabtree (jnr). Military records show the he and his “wife” were not married.
Employment: Willier, Woolen Mill
Marital Status: Unmarried, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CRAWSHAW, Herbert

Name: CRAWSHAW, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33199
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 14 Jul 1916
Disembarked: France, Oct 1916
Date of Death: 27/01/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of acute nephritis
Cemetery Wanquetin Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave Ref: I. B. 9.
Residence: 25 Track Mount, Track Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Elizabeth Crawshaw (nee Greaves, m. 15 Feb 1873, Mirfield, St Mary) of Occupation Lane, Staincliffe. Husband to Annie Crawshaw (nee Garnham, m. Jun 1912, Dewsbury). Derby recruit.
Employment: Ned Ramsden, Painter/Decorator, Halifax Road, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Feb 1917 (photo). Batley Reporter, 9 Feb 1917
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CRAWSHAW, Joseph (James) Miller

Name: CRAWSHAW, Joseph (James) Miller
Rank: Private
Service Number: 62429
Unit/Regiment: Royal Defence Corps (Formerly KOYLI and Labour Corps)
164 Coy
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 4 Jan 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/02/1920 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain of chronic bronchitis (note, 14 Feb 1920 is burial date)
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: K. “U” 774.
Residence: 1 Chapel Street, Batley Carr.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1884
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Crawshaw (nee Breheney, m. 30 May 1903, Batley Carr Holy Trinity) of Batley Carr. Discharged 9 Mar 1918 due to ill health (Chronic Bronchitis originating in Arras Sector)
Employment: Millhand
Marital Status: Married, 5 children
Medal Entitlement: Silver War Badge
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

Croft - Cumberbatch

CROFT, Herbert Alfred

Name: CROFT, Herbert Alfred
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: KW/225
Unit/Regiment: Royal Marines \ RNVR
Nelson Bn. R.N. Div
Enrolled: 1914
Disembarked: Jan 1915 (Gallipoli)
Date of Death: 25/05/1915 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action (Dardanelles)
Cemetery Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Panel 8 to 15
Residence: 39 Albion Street, Batley
Birth Place: Leeds, 11 Jun 1894
Additional Information: Son of Tom Oswald Croft and Kate Croft (nee Cliffe, m. 26 Dec 1895, Woodhouse, Leeds, St Marks, of 39 Albion Street, Bradford Road, Batley
Employment: Napping Dept, G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 19 June 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CROSSLAND, Charlie

Name: CROSSLAND, Charlie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242940
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 6221 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry)
1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Oct 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 19/07/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Nieuport Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref:
Residence: 15 Wheatcroft, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1887
Additional Information: Husband of Emma Crossland (nee Naylor, m. 5 Apr 1915, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Taylor Street, Batley). Pal of Fred Firth
Employment: Warper, J Newsome & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Aug 1917
Roll of Honour: Talbot Street Primitive Methodist Chapel
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CROSSLAND, Henry

Name: CROSSLAND, Henry
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 127505
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
A Bty 47th Bde.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 12/11/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Saint Andre Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. A. 60.
Residence: 9 Mount Terrace, Upper Mount Street, Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Martha Crossland (nee Hirst, m. 24 Jun 1868, Hanging Heaton St Paul).
Employment: Earlsheaton Branch, Dewsbury Co-operative Society
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CROSSLEY, Harold

Name: CROSSLEY, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17975
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Jan 1915
Disembarked: Balkans, 30 Jun 1915
Date of Death: 30/11/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panel 5.
Residence: 9 Beck Lane, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Jan 1896
Additional Information: Son of John and Martha Ann Crossley (nee Waddington, m. 26 Dec 1885, Batley All Saints). Brother of Percy.
Employment: Finisher at Wilson Brothers, Little Orme Mills, Clerk Green
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Dec 1917 (photo), 29 Dec 1917
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CROSSLEY, Percy Waddington

Name: CROSSLEY, Percy Waddington
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: S/21320
Unit/Regiment: Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Enrolled: Nov 1915
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 19/07/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Geat Britain
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: G. 502.
Residence: 4 Carters Yard, Beck Lane, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Mar 1890
Additional Information: Son of John Crossley and Martha Ann Crossley (nee Waddington, m. 26 Dec 1885, Batley All Saints). Husband of Emily Crossley (nee Holt m. 18 Jan 1913 Batley Parish). Discharged 10 Apr 1918. (Wounded 26 Apr 1917, subsequently left hand amputated and ultimateley died from the affects of gas poisoning).
Employment: Chargeman, Critchley’s Batley Colliery
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917
Roll of Honour: Associated with St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CROWTHER, Benjamin

Name: CROWTHER, Benjamin
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 189607
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
232nd Siege Bty.
Enrolled: Batley, Nov 1917
Disembarked: France, Apr 1918
Date of Death: 26/09/1918 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in action on Villeret Pontru Road S S E of Hagincourt
Cemetery Jeancourt Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave Ref: V. D. 7.
Residence: No 1 Yard, Wellington Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of Adam and Sarah Crowther (nee Parker, m. 19 Apr 1862, Birstall St Peter) of Batley. Husband of Elizabeth Hadwen Crowther (nee Hemingway, m. 3 Dec 1907, Staincliffe Christ Church).
Employment: Soak-presser for Messers J Auty & Co., Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Oct 1918 (photo), 25 Jan 1919. Batley Reporter, 4 Oct 1918
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CROWTHER, Charles Edward

Name: CROWTHER, Charles Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19666
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment (Formerly 17461 KOYLI)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley) Sep 1914
Disembarked: 10 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 13/04/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 125 to 128.
Residence:
Birth Place: Walton, Yorkshire, 2 Jan 1886
Additional Information: Son of late Mr John Edward Crowther and Sarah Jane Crowther (nee Spur, marriage registered Dewsbury, Sep 1882) of Westtown. Husband to Evelyn Crowther (nee Clark).
Employment: Conductor, Thornhill Tram Route
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 May 1918, 25 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CROWTHER, Ernest

Name: CROWTHER, Ernest
Rank: 2nd/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers (Formerly Sgt 39/99149)
92nd Field Coy.
Enrolled: May 1915
Disembarked: 2 Jun 1916
Date of Death: 25/10/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. A. 9.
Residence: 66, East View, Chapel Fold, Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Morley, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of George Rowland Crowther and Mary Crowther (nee Fawell, m. 1877 Ripon). Commissioned 6 Nov 1917
Employment: Clerk, Land Survey Dept., Doncaster
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CROWTHER, Fred

Name: CROWTHER, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35376
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jun 1916
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 15/08/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Sustained bullet wound whilst tending injured troops 10 Aug 1918
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: R. II. F. 4.
Residence: 42, Healey St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Healey, Batley, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Peter and Sarah Jane Crowther (nee Stow, m. 1 Dec 1894, Batley) of Healey Street, Batley
Employment: Milling Dept., J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Healey Congregational Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CROWTHER, Russell

Name: CROWTHER, Russell
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 287035
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
34th Siege Bty.
Enrolled: Pontefract (Batley), Jan 1918
Disembarked: Jun 1918
Date of Death: 13/07/1918 Age: 17 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bac-du-Sud British Cemetery, Bailleulval, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: II. E. 18.
Residence: Wilby’s Place, Upper Batley Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1901
Additional Information: Son of Robinson and Annie Drake Crowther (nee Wilby, m. 11 Jul 1891, Birstall, St Peter). Repatriated when discovered to be under age. Subsequently re-enlisted.
Employment: Taylor, Yielding Co., Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Jul 1918
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CUMBERBATCH, Rockley

Name: CUMBERBATCH, Rockley
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 506709
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers
225th Field Coy.
Enrolled: Batley, Oct 1916
Disembarked: May 1917
Date of Death: 25/09/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 8 and 162
Residence: 25 Hanover Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 7 Jan 1890
Additional Information: Son of the late Thomas Cumberbatch and Mary Cumberbatch (nee Dyson, m. 1880, Dewsbury) of 15, Surrey Street, Caledonia Road, Batley. Husband of Emily Helen Cumberbatch (nee Smith, m. 1912, registered Dewsbury). Adopted son of James Warden (Brother-in-Law) of Hanover Street, Batley, Town Hall Keeper.
Employment: Time served Plumber’s Apprentice to W T Exley
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Oct 1917 (photo). Batley Reporter, 19 Jul 1918
Roll of Honour: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

Cunningham - Denton

CUNNINGHAM, Michael

Name: CUNNINGHAM, Michael
Rank: Private
Service Number: 240953
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/7th Bn.
Enrolled: Mirfield (Batley), Sep 1914
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 11/10/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Chambresis, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. E. 3.
Residence: 31, Balk St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 20 Jan 1895
Additional Information: Son of William and Catherine (Kate) Cunningham (nee McCormick) . Kate remarried in 1907. Stepfather Herbert Hardy K in A 7 May 1915.
Employment: Hurrier, Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Nov 1918. Batley Reporter, 8 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

CURLEY, Thomas

Name: CURLEY, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/1578
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: France, 26 Jan 1915
Date of Death: 28/10/1916 Age: years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: O. I. I. 2.
Residence: 26 Common Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley
Additional Information:
Employment: Reservist on outbreak of war
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DALBY, Henry Herbert

Name: DALBY, Henry Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33959
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 04/04/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Chapelle British Cemetery, Holnon, Aisne, France
Grave Ref: III. B. 8.
Residence: Lineside Cottages, Batley
Birth Place: Roundhay, Leeds, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Richard and the late Eliza Dalby (nee Dennil, m. 24 Sep 1864, Leeds, St Peter). Husband of Jeanie Dalby (nee Pearson, m. Jul 1904). Derby recruit.
Employment: Gardener to William Parker JP, Linefield House, Upper Batley
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 May 1917 (photo). Batley Reporter, 27 Apr 1917
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DALBY, Wilfred

Name: DALBY, Wilfred
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 167838
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“B” Bty. 86th Bde
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 22/08/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 4 to 6 and 162.
Residence: 58 Beaumont Street, Batley
Birth Place: Keighley, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of John William Dalby (Ex Police Constable) and the late Annie Matilda Dalby (nee Grange) of 58 Beaumont Street, Batley, Yorks. John William remarried Fanny Bailey in 1900.
Employment: Miller, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DALE, George Alfred

Name: DALE, George Alfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 204540
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Mirfield (Batley), 1914
Disembarked: Mar 1917
Date of Death: 31/03/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, sustained 29 Mar 1918
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: P. IX. G. 6A.
Residence: 53 Primrose Hill, Batley
Birth Place: York, St Dennis, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of the late Alfred and Mary Jane Dale (nee Fell, m. 1879, York) of York.
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 5 Apr 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DARTON, Bertram James

Name: DARTON, Bertram James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 325021
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (Formerly 204649 York & Lancaster Regiment)
1st/7th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Mar 1917
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 27/04/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Gassed 26 Apr 1918 near Ypres. Died 27 Apr 1918 at Boulogne of gas poisoning.
Cemetery Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: IX. A. 54.
Residence: 20 Kirkgate, Hanging Heaton, Batley
Birth Place: Hitchin, Herts. c.Apr 1895
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Martha Darton (nee Catterill, m. 1877, Hitchin, Hertfordshire) of 14 Highgate Street, Hanging Heaton. Husband of Rebecca Darton (nee Stott, m. 23 May 1914, Hanging Heaton St Paul).
Employment: British Dyes Ltd., Huddersfield
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DAVEY, George

Name: DAVEY, George
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 26921
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jan 1916
Disembarked: Oct 1916
Date of Death: 04/10/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Missing, Presumed killed in action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Newsome House, Commercial Street, Batley
Birth Place: Earlsheaton, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Eliza Davey (nee Wilkinson, m. 11 Sep 1886, Earlsheaton, St Peter).
Employment: Mr Roberts, Leather Merchant, Commercial Street, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Dec 1917. Batley Reporter,19 Jul 1918
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Batley Conservative Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DAVIS, George

Name: DAVIS, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 42220
Unit/Regiment: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). (Formerly 242000 Highland Light Infantry).
16th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract (Batley), Aug 1916
Disembarked: May 1917
Date of Death: 22/03/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 1 and 2.
Residence: Clerk Green House, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Jane Davis (nee Lockwood, m. 1885, Rotherham) of Clerk Green House, Batley. (Samuel’s first wife died 1882/3)
Employment: Piecener, J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Associated with Hanover Street Congregational Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DEAN, John William

Name: DEAN, John William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 40893
Unit/Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) (Formerly 5478 KOYLI)
17th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jun 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 05/03/1917 Age: 38 years
How Died: Died of Asthma, Bronchitis and Cardial Dilation, at Oaklands Hospital Chelmsford
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: R. 613.
Residence: 65 Purlwell Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, 11 Oct 1878
Additional Information: Son of the late Joseph and Amy Dean (nee Newell, m. 16 Oct 1875, Calverley, St Wilfrid). Derby recruit
Employment: Frameminder, W J R Fox and Sons
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Mar 1917
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DENTON, John Sandaver

Name: DENTON, John Sandaver
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242016
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5170 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry)
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 23 Mar 1916
Disembarked: 13 Jan 1917
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7.
Residence: 28, Lady Ann Rd., Soothill Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Hunslet, Leeds, 17 Mar 1887
Additional Information: Son of Joseph Blackburn Denton and Annie Eliza Denton (nee Sandaver, m.14 Apr 1884, Hunslet, St Mary the Virgin).
Employment: Warper, Chas Robinson & Co., Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Oct 1917 (photo), 29 Oct 1917, 16 Mar 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

Dewhirst - Dougherty

DEWHIRST, Clifford

Name: DEWHIRST, Clifford
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202015
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 4672)
“D” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield , 1915
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 28/03/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2, Hebuterne, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: III. A. 14.
Residence: 86, Brookroyd Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Birstall, 18 Aug 1897
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Mary Elizabeth Dewhirst (nee Tweedale, m. 19 Jul 1890, Birstall, St Peter). Enlisted under age.
Employment: Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 May 1918 (photo), 11 Jan 1919, 25 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DEWS, Joseph Whitworth

Name: DEWS, Joseph Whitworth
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: KW/364
Unit/Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Hawke Bn. R.N. Div.
Enrolled: Aug 1914
Disembarked: Dardanelles, Apr 1915
Date of Death: 19/06/1915 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action (Dardanelles)
Cemetery Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Panel 8 to 15
Residence: 4 Woodwell Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, Apr 1895
Additional Information: Son of Mr Joe & Maria Dews (nee Howden, m. 11 Oct 1890, Batley All Saints). Enlisted as 16434 Private KOYLI 2/9/14, & transferred to RNVR 7/9/14 .
Employment: Surface Hand, West End Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 10 July 1915
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DIXON, (Joseph) Clifford

Name: DIXON, (Joseph) Clifford
Rank: Private
Service Number: 51266
Unit/Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment (Formerly 53210 KOYLI)
7th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Apr 1918
Disembarked: Aug 1918
Date of Death: 18/09/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 4
Residence: 2 New Street, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Batley, 10 May 1890
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Hannah Dixon (nee Ward). Husband of Elizabeth Ann Dixon (nee Hunt, m. Dec 1910, Dewsbury).
Employment: Cutter, Steel Bars, Standard Patent Glazing Co., Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Jan 1919, 6 Sep 1919
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DIXON, Robert Smith

Name: DIXON, Robert Smith
Rank: Ex-Pioneer
Service Number: 221857
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Enrolled: Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1 Feb 1916
Disembarked: 5 Jan 1917
Date of Death: 09/09/1919 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died in Pensions Hospital, Dewsbury
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: R. 555.
Residence: 31 Peel Street, Batley (married address)
Birth Place: c.1891
Additional Information: Foster Mother Mrs Hadley Holmes of 7 Tichbourne Street, Bunkers Lane, Staincliffe. Married Emma Eliza Collinson 5 Sep 1918, Batley All Saints. Discharged 12 Oct 1918 due to ill health (Malaria contracted in East Africa)
Employment: Post Office Engineering Dept., Wireman. Later Miner at Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Sep 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DIXON, Sam

Name: DIXON, Sam
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 780774
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
311th Bde.
Enrolled: Bradford, 1915
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 13/08/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Lakenham Military Hospital, Norwich
Cemetery Hanging Heaton ( St Paul) Churchyard
Grave Ref: 317
Residence: 37 Day’s Yard, Hanging Heaton, Batley.
Birth Place: Soothill, 3 Dec 1888
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Emily Dixon (nee Allatt, m. 15 Mar 1873, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of Hanging Heaton, Batley. Husband of Mary Dixon (nee Blakeley, m. Jun 1911, registered Dewsbury). Injuries sustained Dec 1917. Brother of John Bailey Dixon, killed 27 May 1918.
Employment: Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Aug 1918, 24 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DIXON MM, John Bailey

Name: DIXON MM, John Bailey
Rank: Private
Service Number: 39756
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Sept 1916
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 27/05/1918 Age: 36 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France
Grave Ref:
Residence: Sunnybank, 403 Leeds Road, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, 27 Mar 1882
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Emily Dixon (nee Allatt, m. 15 Mar 1873, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of Hanging Heaton, Batley. Husband of Grace Ladyman Dixon (nee Bramley, m. 23 Jul 1910, Hanging Heaton St Paul). Brother of Sam Dixon, killed 13 Aug 1918.
Employment: Labourer (1911), Fertilizer Works
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Jul 1918 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 13 Jul 1918
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

DOBSON, George

Name: DOBSON, George
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 191739
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillary
386th Bty. 30th Bde.
Enrolled: Derby
Disembarked: Mesopotamia, Aug 1917
Date of Death: 15/08/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died of Cholera, Mesopotamia
Cemetery Tehran Memorial, Iran
Grave Ref: Panel 1. Column 2.
Residence: 22. Letchurch St., Derby. (Formerly resided in Carlinghow and Batley Carr)
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of William and Rachel Ann Dobson (nee Walker, m. 7 Jan 1882, Batley All Saints) of Batley Carr. Husband of Mary Dobson.
Employment: Mining
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DODSWORTH, Alfred Tom

Name: DODSWORTH, Alfred Tom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25253
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1915
Disembarked: Apr 1916
Date of Death: 14/04/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot by a sniper.
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 266 Doncaster Road, Barnsley, Yorks. Formerly 11 Crescent Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Selby, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Ann Dodsworth (nee Golton), of Batley. Husband of Alice Dodsworth (nee Fleetwood, m. 11 Mar 1911, Batley St Thomas).
Employment: Beamer, Wrigley & Palmer, Valley Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DOLAN, Thomas

Name: DOLAN, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19459
Unit/Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment (Formerly 25292 KOYLI until Dec 1915)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 16 Aug 1915
Disembarked: India, 16 Jan 1917
Date of Death: 29/01/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Mesopotamia
Cemetery Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
Grave Ref: XXI. A. 17.
Residence: 15 Upton Street, Crossbank
Birth Place: Batley, 20 Nov 1894
Additional Information: Son of John William and Mary Ellen Dolan (nee Kilroy, m. registered Dewsbury 1890). Enlisted with pal James Rush.
Employment: Miner
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 9 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DONLAN, Thomas

Name: DONLAN, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2084
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“D” Coy. 1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 09/11/1915 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot through the head by a sniper.
Cemetery Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. I. 21.
Residence: 9 Hume Street, Batley
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Catherine Donlan (nee McDermot, m. registered Wakefield 1883) of Batley.
Employment: Hurrier, Soothill Wood Colliery, previously White Lee Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Nov 1915 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 20 Nov 1915
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; Common Road Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DOUGHERTY, Peter

Name: DOUGHERTY, Peter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 56091
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 20/10/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Montay-Neuvilly Road Cemetery, Montay, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. C. 6.
Residence: Villiers Street, Batley
Birth Place: Huddersfield, 1892
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Dougherty (nee Glynn). Brother of Mrs. M. Wounds, of 4, Blackburn Square, Hilberoyd Rd., Batley.
Employment: Coal Miner (Hewer)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3