DRIVER – GOLDTHORPE (Batley)

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DRIVER, Harold

Name: DRIVER, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202765
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 22/09/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 8.
Residence: Victoria Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Clara Driver (nee Rodley, m. 15 Oct 1885, Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents) of 46 Victoria Street, Batley Carr.
Employment: Bobbin Maker
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DRIVER, John Herbert Clarkson

Name: DRIVER, John Herbert Clarkson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242008
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5095 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry)
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7.
Residence: Ellis’s Buildings, Upper Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Lincoln, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Alfred Ward Driver and Eliza Ann Driver (nee Ellis). Raised by Mr & Mrs Edward Clarkson, his uncle and father of Fred Clarkson, Royal Marines, after his mother died Jan 1916.
Employment: Assistant at Mr Samuel Gill’s Grocery and provisions establishment
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 1 Jun 1917 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 26 May 1917, 2 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DUNFORD, Harvey

Name: DUNFORD, Harvey
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/2139
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn.
Enrolled: Harrogate, 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/10/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. J. 4.
Residence: 9 Walker’s Mount, Warwick Road, Batley
Birth Place: Savile Town, 16 Oct 1895
Additional Information: Son of John Henry and Annice Dunford (nee Riley, m. 18 May 1893, Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents) of 9 Walker’s Mount, Batley, Yorks. Also served in Salonika.
Employment: Milling Department, M Oldroyd & Sons, Calder Mills, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; St Peter’s Church, Earlsheaton; St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DYER, Alfred (Percy)

Name: DYER, Alfred (Percy)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7240
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (** Served under the name of Joe Winrow **)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Barnsley
Disembarked: Aug 1914
Date of Death: 26/08/1914 Age: 32 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action in the retreat from Mons
Cemetery La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial, Seine-et-Marne, France
Grave Ref: Stone No. 22
Residence: 97 Rothery’s Yard, Lidgate Lane, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Wakefield, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Harriett Ann Dyer and stepson of John Winrow (m. 1885 Wakefield). Husband of Annie Dyer (nee Armitage, m. 19 Sep 1902, Dewsbury, All Saints). Reservist on outbreak of war. Fought at Mons. Assumed to be the first local soldier to have died in France.
Employment: Miner, Crawshaw & Warburton Ltd., Shaw Cross Pit.
Marital Status: Married, 2 children (two other children had died in infancy)
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 20 Apr 1916, 25 Aug 1916 (classifieds). Dewsbury Reporter, 22 Apr 1916
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Dewsbury War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

DYSON, Rufus Arthur

Name: DYSON, Rufus Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 205279
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Apr 1917
Disembarked: Jul 1917
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 42 to 47 and 162.
Residence: 36 Cullingworth Street, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Horbury, c.Oct 1893
Additional Information: Adopted Son of Agnes Thornton of 24 Cullingworth Street, Staincliffe, Batley. Husband to Emily Dyson (nee Fleetwood, m. Jan 1916)
Employment: Milling Dept., J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Nov 1917, 20 Apr 1918. Batley Reporter, 23 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

EAGLETON, Arthur

Name: EAGLETON, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7145
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
1st Bn
Enrolled: Bradford (Batley) Aug 1914
Disembarked: 10 Sep 1914
Date of Death: 11/04/1915 Age: 36 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 36 and 55
Residence: Birmingham
Birth Place: Leeds, Jul 1879
Additional Information: Son of Mr Stephen J & Mrs Clara Eagleton of Rook Mount, Oaks Road, Soothill. Husband of Edith Hewins (m. 4 Jun 1911 Bordesley, St Andrew, Warwickshire).
Employment: Enlisted in York & Lancaster in 1903, served 7 years in India. Reservist on outbreak of war.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal. Also awarded The Cross of the Order of St George – 3rd Class (from Imperial Russia)
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Apr 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill; St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

EARNSHAW, Wilfred Ernest

Name: EARNSHAW, Wilfred Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 52653
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Apr 1918
Disembarked: Aug 1918
Date of Death: 17/10/1918 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Taplow Hospital, Buckinghamshire
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: J. 534.
Residence: Dark Lane, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, 16 Mar 1884
Additional Information: Son of Ellen Earnshaw, of 18, Dark Lane, Batley. (living with sister Betty Parkin). Wounds sustained 15 Sep 1918.
Employment: Manager, Healey Branch, Batley Co-op Society
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Batley Working Men’s Club; Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

EASTWOOD, John

Name: EASTWOOD, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 203613
Unit/Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 2 May 1917
Disembarked: Oct 1917
Date of Death: 24/03/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Special Mem. C. 37.
Residence: 24 North Bank Road, Cross Bank
Birth Place: Holmfirth, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Abraham and Emily Eastwood (nee Marsh, m. 20 Oct 1883, New Mill, Christ Church). Husband to Mary Elizabeth Eastwood (nee Pickles, m. 18 Apr 1908, Batley St Thomas). Brother of Tom Eastwood (died of wounds 14 Jun 1915).
Employment: Joseph Newsome & Sons, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 May 1918, 25 May 1918 (photo), 4 Jan 1919, 19 Apr 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

EASTWOOD, Tom

Name: EASTWOOD, Tom
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 587736
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract Jan 1915
Disembarked: 19 May 1915
Date of Death: 14/06/1915 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Died as a result of a handgrenade accident
Cemetery Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. F. 13.
Residence: 2 Yard, Oxford Street, Mount Pleasant
Birth Place: Holmfirth, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of Abraham and Emily Eastwood (nee Marsh, m. 20 Oct 1883, New Mill, Christ Church). Husband to Emma Eastwood (nee Hirst, m. 12 Aug 1905, Batley All Saints). Brother of John Eastwood (Killed in Action 24 Mar 1918).
Employment:
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 25 June 1915
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

EASTWOOD (LANGLEY), Ernest S.

Name: EASTWOOD (LANGLEY), Ernest S.
Rank:
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: See SPEIGHT, Ernest Langley. (3/1349 KOYLI)
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: Age: years
How Died:
Cemetery
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Residence:
Birth Place:
Additional Information: See SPEIGHT, Ernest Langley. (3/1349 KOYLI)
Employment:
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Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

Edwards - Exley

EDWARDS, James

Name: EDWARDS, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14186
Unit/Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley) 1914
Disembarked: 11 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 22/07/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouke, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. A. 12.
Residence: 37 Ambler Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 3 Oct 1894
Additional Information: Son of recently widowed Catherine Edwards (nee Dolan), of Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Miner at Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

ELLENS, Bertram Harold

Name: ELLENS, Bertram Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20686
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley) 5 Jul 1915
Disembarked: 14 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 19/10/1915 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 22
Residence: 18 Warwick Mount, Batley
Birth Place: Grimsby, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of William & Delia Margaret Ellens (nee Robinson, marriage registered Caistor Dec 1885) of 18 Warwick Mount, Batley
Employment: Warper, Wormalds & Walker, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Nov 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

ELLIOTT, Arthur

Name: ELLIOTT, Arthur
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 51529
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 33415 53rd (Young Soldiers) Garrison Bn KOYLI)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jul 1916
Disembarked: 26 Mar 1918
Date of Death: 29/05/1918 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. G. 10.
Residence: 26 Woodland Terrace, Grace Leather lane, Soothill, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: West Ardsley, c. 1882
Additional Information: Son of Richard and Betty Elliott (nee Stead, m. 10 Mar 1872, Woodkirk, St Mary) . Husband of Florence Elliott (nee Crossland, m. 1906). Physical Instructor prior to Embarkation.
Employment: Agent, Wesleyan & General Assurance Soc.
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church; Soothill Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

ELLIS, Ernest

Name: ELLIS, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6794
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/7th Bn.
Enrolled: Strensall, Yorkshire (Dewsbury)
Disembarked: 29 Jun 1915
Date of Death: 27/04/1918 Age: 37 years
How Died: Died of wounds at Harington
Cemetery Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: V. A. 10.
Residence: 15 Jack Lane, Commonside, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Batley Carr
Additional Information: Previously spent 12 years as a regular soldier. Reservist on outbreak of war.
Employment: John Don Leo, Gardener, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 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

ENWRIGHT, John William

Name: ENWRIGHT, John William
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 27610
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 30774 KOYLI)
8th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Jun 1916
Disembarked: Malta, Nov 1916
Date of Death: 27/09/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Noyelles-sur-L’Escaut Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. A. 7.
Residence: 3 Tillotson Street, Cross Bank, Batley.
Birth Place: Carlinghow, Batley, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Enwright (nee Kelly, marriage registerd Dewsbury 1890) of Coal Pit Lane, Carlinghow. Husband of Carrie Enwright (nee Marshall, m. Apr 1914, Dewsbury).
Employment: John Blackburn, Old Mill, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow; St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

EVANS, John William

Name: EVANS, John William
Rank: L/Sgt
Service Number: 17853
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 7 Sep 1914
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 22/03/1918 Age: 36 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 59 and 60.
Residence: 52 Hulme Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Royston, Hertfordshire, c.1891
Additional Information: Husband of Elizabeth Ann Evans (nee Noble, m. Sep 1901, Dewsbury).
Employment: Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 6 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. 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 3

EVANS MM, Richard

Name: EVANS MM, Richard
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 107168
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers
40th Signal Coy.
Enrolled: Wakefield (Morley), Nov 1915
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 13/04/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Lille Southern Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. D. 7.
Residence: 32 Providence Terrace, Carlinghow. (Formery residing Morris Place, Morley)
Birth Place: Churwell, Leeds, 7 Jan 1890
Additional Information: Son of WilliamPrice Evans and Betsy Evans (nee Kellern, m. 21 Aug 1887, Holbeck, St Matthew and New Wortley, St John the Baptist) of Churwell, Leeds. Husband to Elsie Evans (nee Fenton, m. Mar 1918, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Spinner, City Mills, Morley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 May 1918. Batley Reporter, 26 Apr 1918,24 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

EWART, James

Name: EWART, James
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 34518
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“C” Bty. 58th Bde.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jan 1915
Disembarked: 22 May 1915
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: VIII. G. 17.
Residence: 9 Thornfield, Savile Town, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Settle, c. Apr 1894
Additional Information: Son of Sgt William Ewart, Batley Police, Mount Street, Batley, and Janet Ewart (nee Maxwell, m. 21 Nov 1890, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland). Brother of William Ewart (D of W 5 Jun 1916) and Robert Ewart (Died 6 Nov 1918). Also served in Egypt.
Employment: Finishing Dept, G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

EWART, Robert

Name: EWART, Robert
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 167696
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
196th Siege Bty.
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1917
Disembarked: Apr 1918
Date of Death: 06/11/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Influenza/Pneumonia after being gassed
Cemetery Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VII. D. 3.
Residence: 15 Oldroyd’s Place, Mount Street, Batley
Birth Place: Biggar, Lanarkshire, 31 Jan 1891
Additional Information: Son of Sgt William Ewart, Batley Police, Mount Street, Batley, and Janet Ewart (nee Maxwell, m. 21 Nov 1890, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland), of Scotland. Husband of Emily Ewart (nee Clegg, m. 12 May 1913, St Andrews Church, Purlwell). Brother of William (DoW 5 Jun 1916) and James (DoW 9 Oct 1917).
Employment: Firer, J Newsome & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

EWART, William

Name: EWART, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/1529
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“A” Coy. 9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 13 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 05/06/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery La Neuville Communal Cemetery, Corbie
Grave Ref: A. 54.
Residence: 8 Mount Street Batley
Birth Place: Settle, c. 1896
Additional Information: Son of Sgt William Ewart, Batley Police, Mount Street, Batley, and Janet Ewart (nee Maxwell, m. 21 Nov 1890, Eskdalemuir, Dumfriesshire, Scotland. Brother of James & Robert Ewart.
Employment: Finishing Dept, Joseph Wilson & Sons, Warwick Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Jun 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

EXLEY, Robert

Name: EXLEY, Robert
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 1598
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 03/08/1915 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Addenda Panel 57.
Residence: 51 Carlinghow Lane
Birth Place: Batley, 13 Jan 1895
Additional Information: Son of James Samuel and Martha Exley (nee Broadley, m. 6 Feb 1892, Batley All Saints) of 106, Chaster Street, Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks. A member of the local Territorial Force since 1911
Employment: Assistant Engineer, West Riding Carbonising Company, Carlinghow Lane
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Aug 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

Farrar - Finneran

FARRAR, Christopher Wharton

Name: FARRAR, Christopher Wharton
Rank: Private
Service Number: 44746
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 27284 South Staffordshires, 15392 Labour Coy., 31692 Yorkshire Regiment)
20th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 05/07/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery La Clytte Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: V. A. 8.
Residence: 70 Upper Road, Batley Carr, Dewsbury.
Birth Place: Batley, 20 Mar 1891
Additional Information: Son of Abraham and Mary Farrar (nee Shaw, m. 24 Dec 1888, Batley All Saints). Husband of Sarah Farrar (nee Black, m. 7 Mar 1914, m. Dewsbury St Philip’s). Also served in Italy. Renowned local cricketer.
Employment: Warehouseman, Joshua Ellis & Co., Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 26 Jul 1918. Batley News, 3 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

FARRAR, Claude

Name: FARRAR, Claude
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1006
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Sep 1914
Disembarked: Egypt, 12 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 28/04/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: IX. A. 38.
Residence: 34 Peel Street, Batley
Birth Place: Gawthorpe, 29 Jun 1892
Additional Information: Son of Henry Farrar & partner Charlotte Schofield. Lodging with Mrs Coulson of Peel Street, Batley, to whose daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth Coulson he was engaged.
Employment: Diamond Colliery, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 May 1918
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

FARRAR, Harry

Name: FARRAR, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34125
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
“A” Coy. 1st Bn.
Enrolled: Leeds, Jun 1916
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 15/04/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Chocques Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. K. 15.
Residence: Holbeck, Leeds
Birth Place: Batley, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of the late Wharton and Mary Farrar (nee Horsfield, m. 1881, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Sarah Jane Farrar (nee Hudswell, m. 18 Apr 1908, Wragby, St Michael), of 31, Bookroyd Lane, Batley, Yorks. Native of Carlinghow, Batley.
Employment: Printer, Jowetts & Sowry, Leeds
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Apr 1917
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 3

FARRAR, John Frederick

Name: FARRAR, John Frederick
Rank: Captain
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
2nd Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France
Date of Death: 02/11/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died from Pneumonia after Influenza at 62nd Casualty Clearing Station (War diary states addmitted to hospital 28 Oct and died 1 Nov 1918)
Cemetery Douai British Cemetery, Cuincy, Nord, France
Grave Ref: A. 7.
Residence: Commercial Street, Batley (in 1911).
Birth Place: Batley, 7 Sep 1884
Additional Information: Son of Sarah Farrar (nee Middleton, m. 21 Jan 1880, Normanton, All Saints), of 30, Savile Parade, Halifax, Yorks, and the late Jabez Farrar, Ironmonger and ex President of Batley Tradesman’s Association.
Employment: Watch and Clock Repairer
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Dewsbury District News, 9 Nov 1918
Roll of Honour: Old Boy of Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

FARRAR, John Joseph Archibald (Jack)

Name: FARRAR, John Joseph Archibald (Jack)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 39898
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Sep 1916
Disembarked: France, Jun 1917
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia at the 48th Casualty Clearing Station, France
Cemetery Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France. Also remembered on family grave at Batley Cemetery F 581.
Grave Ref: I. C. 18.
Residence: 78 Hume Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 12 Oct 1896
Additional Information: Son of George William and Jane Elizabeth Farrar (nee Ibberson, m. 24 May 1893, Batley) of Hume Street, Batley (1911)
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FARRAR, Matthew

Name: FARRAR, Matthew
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33525
Unit/Regiment: Border Regiment (Formerly 113466 Royal Garrison Artillary, 37069 Lancashire Fusiliers)
11th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 03/10/1917 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained in France
Cemetery Zuydcoote Military Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. G. 23.
Residence: 60 New Street, Batley (1911)
Birth Place: Batley, 7 Nov 1879
Additional Information: Son of the late Matthew Farrar and Mary Farrar (nee Prendergast) of 60 New Street, Batley. Returned from Canada Xmas 1913. Uncle of John Brooks.
Employment: G H Hirst & Co., Alexandra Mill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FENTON, Charles

Name: FENTON, Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6984
Unit/Regiment: 20th Hussars
“B” Sqdn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked: 16 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 30/10/1914 Age: 22 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 5
Residence: 73 Dennison Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Melbourn, Australia.
Additional Information: Son of Emma Fenton and the late Charles Dyson Fenton. Brother of William George Fenton, the Batley Footballer.
Employment: Regular Soldier since 1912
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Feb 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Sons of Temperance, Purlwell Wesleyan Church; Associated with Purlwell Gospel Hall
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FERRARI, Leonard

Name: FERRARI, Leonard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 42242
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 28970 King’s Royal Rifle Corps)
7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, May 1916
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 16/08/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Ivy Cottage, Jowetts Yard, Common Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Richard and Emma Ferrari (nee Blakely, m. 16 Nov 1875, Birstall St Peter) of “Brookville,” Moorlands Avenue, Dewsbury. Husband of Lizzie Annie Ferrari (nee Green, m. Jul 1911). Pal of Victor Sykes.
Employment: Junior Partner at R Ferrari & Sons, Rag Merchants, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 Aug 1917. Batley Reporter, 31 Aug 1917 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter 1 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Common Road Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FIELD, Harry

Name: FIELD, Harry
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 10321
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked: 15 Jan 1915
Date of Death: 08/05/1915 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. F. 11.
Residence: Wood Street, Batley
Birth Place: Staincliffe, Batley, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Agatha Beatrice Field (nee Blades, m. 2 Feb 1890, Dewsbury Moor, St John the Evangelist). Regular Soldier since 1910. Served in Ireland and China prior to war. Posted to Singapore in 1911.
Employment: Hurrier for Mr S Goodhall, Soothill.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 June 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FINNERAN, Thomas

Name: FINNERAN, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30963
Unit/Regiment: The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked: Mar 1916
Date of Death: 08/08/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 1 D 8 B and 8 C.
Residence: 30 Hume Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Jan 1888
Additional Information: Son of Michael and Ann Finneran (nee Callaghan, m. 17 Sep 1883, registered Dewsbury)
Employment: Bye-Worker, Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 23 Feb 1917
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

Firth - Fletcher

FIRTH, Arthur

Name: FIRTH, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38027
Unit/Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Jun 1916
Disembarked: Salonika, Mar 1917
Date of Death: 26/05/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action (Balkans)
Cemetery Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece
Grave Ref: III. E. 25.
Residence: 62 New Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c .1894
Additional Information: Son of Nathan Firth. Husband of Gertrude Evelyn Firth (nee Wilson, m. 24 Jul 1915, Batley All Saints)
Employment: Middle Minder, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Jun 1917, 16 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FIRTH, Daniel

Name: FIRTH, Daniel
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4911
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Morley, Jun 1915
Disembarked: Jan 1916
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 38 Oaks Road, Soothill
Birth Place: Barrow-in-Furnace
Additional Information: Husband of Hannah E Firth (nee Asquith, m. registered Dewsbury Sep 1911)
Employment: Yorkshire Iron & Coal Company, Tingley
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FIRTH, Fred

Name: FIRTH, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242935
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 6216 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry)
“C” Coy. 1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Oct 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 19/07/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. C. 7.
Residence: 17 North Parade, Mount Pleasant
Birth Place: Birstall,c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Mary Elizabeth Firth (nee Nobles, m. 24 Mar 1883, Birstall St Peter, d. Jan 1893). Stepmother of Martha Firth (Nussey, m. Oct 1893). Husband of Eva Firth (nee Killingley). Derby Recruit. Pal of Charlie Crossland.
Employment: Albert Hill & Sons, Oil Works, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FIRTH, John William

Name: FIRTH, John William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 888
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 1 Sep 1914
Date of Death: 01/11/1914 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 31
Residence: Dale Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Tong, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Elizabeth Firth and the late Joseph Firth of Dale Street, Batley Carr
Employment: Hurrier, below ground
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Dec 1914
Roll of Honour: Salvation Army
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FIRTH, Robert Blakey

Name: FIRTH, Robert Blakey
Rank: Private
Service Number: M1/09340
Unit/Regiment: Army Service Corps
244th Coy.
Enrolled: Leeds (Kirkstall)
Disembarked: Egypt, 14 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 09/07/1916 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died of Fever, Salonika. (Admitted to hospital with dysentery on 3 Jul 1916)
Cemetery Salonika (Lembet Road) Military Cemetery
Grave Ref: 224
Residence: 26 Belvedere Road, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Abraham & Sarah Firth (nee Blakey, m. 1880, Dewsbury). Husband of Violet Ellen (Barclay, m. 6 Nov 1906, Batley All Saints). Father was A Firth, Newsagent.
Employment: Blakey’s Machine Works, Batley (Fitter & Turner)
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FIRTH (21.3.1918), Willie

Name: FIRTH (21.3.1918), Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 42280
Unit/Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
2nd/6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 21/03/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6
Residence: 21 Victoria Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of James and Emma Firth (nee Senior, m. 7 Feb 1885, Earlsheaton, St Peter) of 21 Victoria Street, Batley Carr.
Employment: Mr Crompton’s Art Gallery, Northgate
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FIRTH (23.8.1915), William (Willie)

Name: FIRTH (23.8.1915), William (Willie)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2481
Unit/Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers
7th Bn
Enrolled: Doncaster (Batley) 1914
Disembarked: Balkans, 9 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 23/08/1915 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds (Gallipoli)
Cemetery Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Panel 185 to 190.
Residence: 44 Ruby Street, Carlinghow, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, 1892
Additional Information: Son of James & Minnie Firth (nee Birkhead, m. 30 May 1891, Carlinghow, St John) of Ruby Street, Carlinghow
Employment: Brodsworth Main Colliery, Doncaster
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Sep 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Salvation Army; St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FISHER, Henry (Haigh)

Name: FISHER, Henry (Haigh)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1003
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 06/07/1916 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. N. 23A.
Residence: Cobden Street, Batley
Birth Place: Huddersfield, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of Frank and Hannah Fisher (formerly Haigh, nee Spink, m. 23 Aug 1884, High Street Chapel, Huddersfield) of 3 Fox Yard, off Russel Street, Batley. Husband of Selina Fisher (nee Brook, m. 17 Aug 1912, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Miner, Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 4 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FISHER, Willie Sutton

Name: FISHER, Willie Sutton
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: J/41122
Unit/Regiment: Royal Navy
H.M.S. “Black Prince.”
Enrolled: Jun 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 31/05/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action. HMS Black Prince sunk with loss of all 903 lives during Battle of Jutland. Also served aboared HMS Gibraltar & HMS Vivid.
Cemetery Plymouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 13.
Residence: 6 Brownhill Road, Batley.
Birth Place: Carlinghow, 28 Dec 1895
Additional Information: Son of Herbert & Ellen Fisher (nee Sutton, m. 20 Aug 1892, Batley All Saints) of Brownhill Road, Batley. Also served on HMS Gibralter and HMS Vivid.
Employment: George Hirst & Son, Brittania Mills.
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Jun 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall Liberal Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FITTON, Lewis

Name: FITTON, Lewis
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3264
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
2nd/7th Bn.
Enrolled: Leeds, 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 23/11/1916 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died in 1st Northern General Hospital, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Cemetery Leeds (Hunslet Old) Cemetery, Woodhouse Hill
Grave Ref: “C.” 4. 13341.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of Clara Fitton. Husband of Jessie Fitton (nee Jagger, m. 1911 Holbeck, Leeds), of 12, Cromwell Street, Newton, Leeds. Previously served in 4 KOYLI. Based in UK on Defence / Training duties.
Employment: Piecener, G & J Stubley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Dec 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FLETCHER, Holroyd

Name: FLETCHER, Holroyd
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25201
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 23/08/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Back Taylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, Oct 1895
Additional Information: Son of Brooke and Elizabeth Fletcher (nee Holdroyd, m. 28 Aug 1893, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Willier, J Auty & Co,. Cleark Green Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Sep 1917, 8 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Gospel Hall, Mount Pleasant
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FLETCHER, William

Name: FLETCHER, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5966
Unit/Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
1st/5th Bn (Territorial)
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 27/07/1916 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. B. 27.
Residence:
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 4 Apr 1883
Additional Information: Son of the late Thomas and Annie Amelia Fletcher of Dewsbury, Yorkshire. Baptised Dewsbury Parish Church.
Employment: Batley Co-op Society
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

Flynn - Fox

FLYNN, Michael (James)

Name: FLYNN, Michael (James)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15338
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury Aug 1914
Disembarked: France, 4 Dec 1914
Date of Death: 12/04/1915 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died of Wounds at base hospital in France. Wounds sustained at Ypres.
Cemetery Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, Wes-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. N. 46.
Residence: 15 Fleming Street, Upper Commercial Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 17 Dec 1879
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Ellen Flynn (nee Hagan, m. 1871 registered Dewsbury) of County Mayo. Reservist on outbreak of war.
Employment: Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 May 1915
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FOLEY, James

Name: FOLEY, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17821
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
10th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury Sep 1914
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 03/11/1915 Age: 40 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Manchester. Leg amputated due to severity of knee wound.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O. 462.
Residence: 10 Providence Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 1 Jun 1874
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Elizabeth Foley (nee Hannan). Uncle of Thomas Foley, DCM.
Employment: Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Nov 1915, 13 Nov 1915
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FOLEY DCM, Thomas

Name: FOLEY DCM, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7114
Unit/Regiment: Cheshire Regiment
1st Bn
Enrolled: Leeds Aug 1914
Disembarked: 7 Oct 1914
Date of Death: 11/03/1915 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained 9 Mar. Died in Boulogne Hospital.
Cemetery Poperinghe Old Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. O. 14.
Residence: 86 New Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 10 Dec 1881
Additional Information: Son of John and Bridget Foley (nee Cafferty). Reservist on outbreak of war. Resident in Canada since 1912. Previosley served with Cheshire Regiment and West Yorkshire Regiment in the Boer War & India as a regular soldier. First batley recipient of DCM. Awarded posthumously on 10 July 1915. Listed in London Gazette 23 June 1915. Deed took place 7 Mar 1915.
Employment: Messers Crawshaw & Warburton’s Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Distinguished Conduct Medal. The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Apr 1915, 11 Sep 1915
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FONE, Clifford

Name: FONE, Clifford
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 796028
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
169th Bde. Ammunition Col. (Territorial Force)
Enrolled: Bradford, Mar 1915
Disembarked: 12 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 14/08/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action by shellfire, France
Cemetery Erquinghem-Lys Churchyard Extension France
Grave Ref: II. E. 9.
Residence: 12 Brookroyd Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, Apr 1894
Additional Information: Son of Mr Samuel Henry Fone & Mrs Elizabeth Fone (nee Barnett, m. 12 Jun 1886, Batley, All Saints). He was also onboard the hospital ship “Anglia” when it was mined on 17 Nov 1915 and 134 lives were lost.
Employment: Watson Brothers, Aerated Water Manufacturers, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FOSTER, William

Name: FOSTER, William
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 20/93
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
16th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford (Batley), 1915
Disembarked: France, May 1916
Date of Death: 05/12/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. F. 10.
Residence: 25 Victoria Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Birstall, Jul 1896
Additional Information: Only child of Willie and Sarah Foster (nee Watson, m. 1896, registered Dewsbury) of 25 Victoria Street, Batley Carr
Employment: Apprentice to Mr Dixon, Hairdresser, Cross Bank, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Warwick Road JI & N School; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FOX, George

Name: FOX, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1928
Unit/Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers (Formerly 14225 York & Lancaster Regiment)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Rotherham (Batley) 1914
Disembarked: Balkans, 9 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 17/08/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XVII. AA. 16.
Residence: 33 Town Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Frank and Ada Ellen Fox (nee Rogers, m. 28 Dec 1888, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of 19 Saville Street, Rotherham, Yorks. Native of Batley.
Employment: Farm Worker
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 Aug 1917
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FOX, George Arthur

Name: FOX, George Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15348
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
10th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 24/04/1917 Age: 37 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7.
Residence: 6 Devon Street, Batley
Birth Place: Liversedge, c.1880
Additional Information: Son of the late Richard Whiteley Fox and Ann Fox of Dewsbury Moor. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Fox (nee Jackson m. 14 Aug 1898 at Batley, All Saints). Reservist.
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 News, 19 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Hanover Street United Reformed Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FOX, Harry

Name: FOX, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: SUSPECT DUPLICATE NAME. See FOX, John Henry
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Formerly 12th (Service) Battalion (Miners)(Pioneers)
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death:
How Died:
Cemetery
Grave Ref:
Residence:
Birth Place:
Additional Information:
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FOX, James William

Name: FOX, James William
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: R/16866
Unit/Regiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
13th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Nov 1915
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 10/04/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7.
Residence: 42 Cross Bank Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c. 1893
Additional Information: Son of Edwin Wilby Fox and Jane Ann Fox (nee Harren, m. 4 Jan 1892, Batley, All Saints) of 42 Cross Bank Road, Batley. The 6th of 7 chums who enlisted together in the Kings Royal Rifles to be killed. Only Albert Redfearn left.
Employment: Brooke, Wilford & Co.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917, 30 Jun 1917. Batley Reporter, 18 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FOX, John Henry

Name: FOX, John Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1001
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 12/1001 12th Bn KOYLI)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1914
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 28/09/1916 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died of Tetanus from wounds sustained on 16 Sep 1916, France
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XI. C. 18A.
Residence: 28, Bank Foot Place, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 30 Jul 1884
Additional Information: Son of Simeon and Ellen Fox (nee Senior) of 7 Fleming Street, Batley. Husband of Annie Fox (nee Watson, m. 6 Jun 1908, Batley All Saints). Also served with 12th Bn KOYLI.
Employment: Crawshaw & Warburton’s Shawcross Colliery
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FOX, Joseph Wilfred

Name: FOX, Joseph Wilfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17879
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
10th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury Sep 1914
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 33 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 6 Yard 2, Oxford Street, Matley
Birth Place: Batley, 4 Mar 1882
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Ruth Ann Fox (nee Kaye, m. 1881, registered Dewsbury) of Albion Yard, Cross Bank, Batley. Husband to Edith Ellen Fox (nee Rothery, m. Oct 1905, Batley)
Employment: Piecener, Brooke Wilford & Co, Carlinghow.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Oct 1916 (photo). Batley Reporter, 22 Sep 1916
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

Fozard - Gannon

FOZARD, Oliver

Name: FOZARD, Oliver
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5197
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.
Residence: Norfolk Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and the late Lois Fozard (nee Paget, m. 24 Dec 1876, Batley All Saints). As a widower, Benjamin remarried Emma Hardcastle in 1897. Oliver was engaged to Miss H M Hargreaves.
Employment: Cutter, G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jul 1916. Batley Reporter, 21 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FRANCE, Percy Birkett

Name: FRANCE, Percy Birkett
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33143
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 10/04/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7.
Residence: 36 Craven’s Place, High Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 13 Nov 1888
Additional Information: Son of Hiram and Julia Ann France (nee Burkitt, m. 22 Apr 1878, Dewsbury All Saints). Husband of Florence Emma France (nee Lancaster, m. 7 Oct 1911, Holy Trinity Batley Carr)
Employment: Willeyer, John Fenton & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Aug 1919. Batley Reporter, 20 Apr 1917
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FRANCIS, George Charles

Name: FRANCIS, George Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: T/327857
Unit/Regiment: Army Service Corps
977th Motor Transport Coy
Enrolled: Batley, Apr 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 31/10/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia at Norwich Military Hospital
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O. 355.
Residence: 1 Exley’s Buildings, Carlinghow Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Morley, 4 Feb 1894
Additional Information: Son of George and Clara Francis (nee Borwell) of Morley. Husband of Marian Francis (nee Long, m. 20 Nov 1915, Carlinghow St John).
Employment: Liftman, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: Not eligible
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

FREEMAN, William Edgar

Name: FREEMAN, William Edgar
Rank: Private
Service Number: 44739
Unit/Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry), (Formerly 21614 West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own))
17th Coy.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 14 Jun 1915
Disembarked: France, 09 Aug 1916
Date of Death: 14/06/1917 Age: 34 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action (14 Jan 1917 – 14 Jun 1917)
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 56.
Residence: 4 Broomhill Terrace, Batley
Birth Place: Retford, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of the late William Roland Freeman. Husband of Jane Ann Freeman (nee Haigh, m. 15 Sep 1900, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Wrenthorpe Colliery, Wakefield
Marital Status: Married, 1 Child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GALLAGHER, Charles W.

Name: GALLAGHER, Charles W.
Rank: A/Sgt
Service Number: 57600
Unit/Regiment: The King’s (Liverpool Regiment), (Formerly 2057 KOYLI)
8th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 31 Dec 1916
Date of Death: 31/03/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained 5 Mar 1917
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XXII. D. 8.
Residence: 2 King Street, Batley Carr.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Charles & Fanny E Gallagher (nee Saville, m. 1874, registered Dewsbury) of 2 King Street, Batley Carr.
Employment: Spinner, J Newsome & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The Territorial Force War Medal, 1914-1919. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 24 Mar 1917, 20 Apr 1917
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GALLAGHER, Martin

Name: GALLAGHER, Martin
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11573
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 21 May 1915
Date of Death: 15/09/1916 Age: 34 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, 7 Nov 1881
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Gallagher (nee Sherlock) of 8 Villiers Street, Batley. Previousley served 7 years in Militia.
Employment: Labourer, Goodall Bros., Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Dec 1916, 9 Dec 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GALLAGHER, Patrick

Name: GALLAGHER, Patrick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/921
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 10 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 03/04/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action, killed by aeroplane bomb.
Cemetery Savy British Cemetery, Aisne, France
Grave Ref: I. J. 19.
Residence: 16 Birch Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 20 Feb 1890
Additional Information: Son of the late Patrick Gallagher and Catherine Gallagher (nee Molloy) of Bankfoot, Batley. Ex regular soldier.
Employment: Messrs. Critchley’s West End Colliery, Bye-worker
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Apr 1917, 28 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GAMBLE, Frank

Name: GAMBLE, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: T4/220157
Unit/Regiment: Army Service Corps
887th Mechanical Transport Coy.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 9 Nov 1916
Disembarked: Salonika, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 08/04/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died from wounds received in a bombing attack
Cemetery Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece
Grave Ref: B. 217.
Residence: 51 High Street, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, 7 Feb 1885
Additional Information: Son of Simeon and Isabell Metcalfe Gamble (nee Chippendale, m. 6 Aug 1878, Batley All Saints). Husband of Martha Julia Gamble (nee Matchell, m. 5 Nov 1916, Hanging Heaton St Paul).
Employment: Foreman Oil Extractor, J & J Saxton, Alexandra Road, Batley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GANNON (18.4.1915), Thomas

Name: GANNON (18.4.1915), Thomas
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 3/2034
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 18/04/1915 Age: years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47
Residence:
Birth Place:
Additional Information:
Employment: Tanners Labourer
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GANNON (22.5.1917), Thomas

Name: GANNON (22.5.1917), Thomas
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 1213
Unit/Regiment: King’s Royal Rifles Corps
3rd Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: Discharged 17 Aug 1914, Medically Unfit
Date of Death: 22/05/1917 Age: 37 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O.”U”.376.
Residence: 8 New Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1879
Additional Information: Son of Patrick Gannon of Commercial Street, Batley. Husband of Mary Gannon (nee Sloyan, m. 30 Jul 1910, Batley St Mary’s R C Church). Enlisted King’s Royal Rifle Corps Oct 1898. Army Reserve Nov 1906. Re-enlisted Sep 1910. Discharged Aug 1914. Served in 1899-00 South Africa Campain
Employment: Collier
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 13 Aug 1915
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

Garner - Gavaghan

GARNER, James

Name: GARNER, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10542
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
10th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 15 Jan 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 27 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: Well Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 13 Oct 1889
Additional Information: Son of John Garner and the late Catherine Garner (nee Boles, m. 1892, registered Dewsbury) of 5 Spa Street, Batley. Enlisted in Regular Army c. 1911.
Employment: Soothill Wood Colliery. Six years a regular soldier before outbreak of war. Served in Singapore.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Aug 1916. Batley Reporter, 20 Apr 1917.
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; Birstall War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GARSIDE, Harry

Name: GARSIDE, Harry
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 18979
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
70th Bty.
Enrolled: Batley, 5 Aug 1914
Disembarked: 16 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 28/04/1917 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died of wounds
Cemetery Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: II. B. 15.
Residence: 175 North Bank Road, Cross Bank
Birth Place: Batley, c 1881
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Treca Elizabeth Garside (nee Rebbla, m. 19 Feb 1897, Batley All Saints) of Batley. Brother of Louis (K. in A. 8 Jul 1916) & Ernest (died 8 Oct 1918).
Employment: Horbury Colliery. Ex regular soldier
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 May 1917, 19 May 1917, 9 Jun 1917. Batley Reporter, 11 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GARSIDE, Louis (Rebla)

Name: GARSIDE, Louis (Rebla)
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 2303
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 08/07/1916 Age: 37 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Killed by explosive bullet during bombing sortie.
Cemetery Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France, Somme, France
Grave Ref: XXXIV. C. 12.
Residence: 1, Foundry St., Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury.
Birth Place: Carlinghow, Batley, 7 May 1879
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Treca Elizabeth Garside (nee Rebbla, m. 19 Feb 1897, Batley All Saints) of Batley. Husband of Sarah Martha Garside (nee Petty, m. 24 Dec 1910, Ravensthorpe St Saviour). Brother of Harry & Ernest. Enlisted 20 years previous and served in Boer War. Reservist on outbreak of Great War.
Employment: Henry Burrows, Rag Merchant, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Aug 1916. Batley Reporter, 28 Jul 1916
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church; Ravensthorpe Parish Church. ALSO on Dewsbury War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GARSIDE (RN), Ernest

Name: GARSIDE (RN), Ernest
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J/58713
Unit/Regiment: Royal Navy
H.M.S. “Victory.” and H.M.S. “Lunka”
Enrolled: Royal Navy, 16 Sep 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 18/10/1918 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died at sea of heatstroke in the Middle East. On board HMT “Royal George”. Burried at Sea.
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England
Grave Ref: Panel 29.
Residence: 13 Chapel Fold, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Batley, 25 Jul 1887
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Treca Elizabeth Garside (nee Rebbla, m. 19 Feb 1897, Batley All Saints) of Batley. Husband of Beatrice Mary Garside (nee Braham, m. 11 Sep 1909, Cross Bank Weslyan Chapel). Died of heat stroke, burried at sea near Suez. Brother of Louis (K in A 8 Jul 1916) & Harry (D of W 28 Apr 1917)
Employment: Foreman Warehouseman, Henry Burrows, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918, 2 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Christ Church Staincliffe; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GAUNT, Harold

Name: GAUNT, Harold
Rank: Deck Hand
Service Number: 13680/DA
Unit/Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve
H.M.M.L. “511.”
Enrolled: Royal Navy, 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 17/10/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia / Influenza, Haslar Hospital, Gosport
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: B. “U.” 36.
Residence: 152 Grange Road, Soothill
Birth Place: Batley, 3 Mar 1890
Additional Information: Son of William Preston and Mary Ann Gaunt (nee Webster, m.1874, Birstall St Peter).
Employment: Rag Merchant, Bar Street, Batley
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918. Batley Reporter, 25 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GAVAGHAN, James

Name: GAVAGHAN, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2532288
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked: 25 Sep 1914
Date of Death: 10/08/1916 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Englebelmer Communal Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. A. 1.
Residence: Fleece Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 29 Jul 1888
Additional Information: Son of James and Catherine Gavaghan (nee Lynch), Ambler Street, Batley. Husband of Catherine Gavaghan (nee Donlan, m. 1909).Reservist on outbreak of war. Served nine years in Militia. Brother of Thomas Gavaghan (Killed in Action 28 Dec 1915). Temporarily attached to Royal Engineers.
Employment: Miner, Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Aug 1916. Batley Reporter, 15 Sep 1916
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GAVAGHAN, John

Name: GAVAGHAN, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1682
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th (Service) Bn.
Enrolled: 29 Jul 1915
Disembarked: Discharge 12 May 1916
Date of Death: 12/04/1919 Age: 53 years
How Died: Died at home after war
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O. 386
Residence: 66 Hume Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1866
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Gavaghan (nee Elwood). Discharged 12 May 1916 as no longer fit for war service. (Chronic brochitis and stated his real age to the medical board).
Employment: Miner / Labourer
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Apr 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GAVAGHAN, Joseph

Name: GAVAGHAN, Joseph
Rank: L/Sgt
Service Number: 17/1018
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
17th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds, 9 Jan 1915
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 25/08/1916 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
Residence: 19 Jacob Street, Woodwell, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, 5 Feb 1886
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Gavaghan (nee Render) of 12 Jacob Street, Batley. Husband of Annie Gavaghan (nee Gaunt, m.1908).Brother of Peter Gavaghan (Died of Wounds 3 Nov 1916).
Employment: Miner, Gawthorpe Colliery, Low Laithes
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GAVAGHAN, Thomas

Name: GAVAGHAN, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3917
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Nov 1914
Disembarked: France, 15 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 28/12/1915 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot by sniper on leaving trench.
Cemetery Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. H. 12.
Residence: 10 Ambler Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 10 Jan 1893
Additional Information: Son of James and Catherine Gavaghan (nee Lynch), 10 Ambler Street, Batley. Brother of James (Killed in Action 10 Aug 1916)
Employment: West End Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jan 1916
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GAVAGHAN (23.8.1918), Peter

Name: GAVAGHAN (23.8.1918), Peter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21115
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
7th/8th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: 19 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 23/07/1918 Age: years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Buzancy Military Cemetery, Aisne, France
Grave Ref: I. B. 9.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, 26 Apr 1897
Additional Information: Son of James and Catherine Gavaghan (nee Lynch). (Military records say date of death 23 Jul 1918)
Employment:
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 4

GAVAGHAN (3.11.1916), Peter

Name: GAVAGHAN (3.11.1916), Peter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3539
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Nov 1914
Disembarked: 9 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 03/11/1916 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Warlincourte Halte British Cemetery, Saultu
Grave Ref: III. D. 12.
Residence: 12 Jacob Street, Woodwell, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, 13 Oct 1889
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Jane Gavaghan (nee Render). Brother of Joseph Gavaghan (Killed in Action 25 Aug 1916)
Employment: Bye-Worker, Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Nov 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

Gay - Gibson

GAY, James William

Name: GAY, James William
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 12303
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (Formerly Durham Light Infantry)
3rd Bn (Depot)
Enrolled: 3 Nov 1914
Disembarked: Discharged 27 Nov 1915 due to sickness.
Date of Death: 10/10/1919 Age: 42 years
How Died: Died at home after war
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O. 435.
Residence: 12 Warwick Mount, Batley
Birth Place: Bishopwearmouth, Co. Durham, c.1877
Additional Information: Husband of Katie Eleanor Gay (nee Boocock, m. Mar 1911, Huddersfield)
Employment: Painter
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: Nothing found
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Oct 1919
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GEAR, Thomas William

Name: GEAR, Thomas William
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 27408
Unit/Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Enrolled: Tidworth,Hants. Aug 1914
Disembarked: Aug 1914
Date of Death: 26/06/1916 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died after a 15 week long illness (inflamation of the stomach). Wife present at death, Tidworth Camp.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: N. “U.” 52.
Residence: Mann’s Buildings, 213 Leeds Road, Howden Clough.
Birth Place: Crewkerne, Somerset, 1882
Additional Information: Son of James and Sarah Ellen Gear (nee Grinstead, m. 18 Dec 1881, Crewkerne, Somerset) . Husband of Harriet Gear (nee Speight, m. 9 Apr 1901, Darton, All Saints, Yorkshire) of 213, Leeds Rd., Howden Clough, Birstall, Leeds.
Employment: Roadman, Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jul 1916
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Weslyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GELDARD, Henry (Harold)

Name: GELDARD, Henry (Harold)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201649
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 27/11/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panel 8.
Residence: 1, Broomhill Terrace, Warwick Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 17 Oct 1895
Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Lily Geldard (nee Farmery, m. 8 Jul 1895, Batley All Saints) of 1, Broomhill Terrace, Warwick Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Bakers Assistant (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GIBSON, Albert

Name: GIBSON, Albert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202771
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 6170 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Oct 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 24/07/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds and Gas Poisoning
Cemetery Coxyde Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. K. 27.
Residence: 5, Victoria Street, Batley Carr, Batley,
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Martha Ann Gibson (nee Calvert, m. 1893, registered Dewsbury) and the late Mark Gibson of Cross Chapel Street, Batley Carr
Employment: Messrs Horsfield, Spinners, Savile Town
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GIBSON, Joseph

Name: GIBSON, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37235
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Halifax
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 20/02/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Tansport Farm), Belgium
Grave Ref: VII. H. 8.
Residence: Chapel Lane, Heckmondwike.
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of John & Ada Gibson (nee Hall, m. 1884, registered Dewsbury) of Chapel Lane, Heckmondwike.
Employment: CWS Boot Works
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Feb 1917
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GIBSON, Marshall

Name: GIBSON, Marshall
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202784
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield, Sep 1916
Disembarked: Jul 1917
Date of Death: 08/12/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy
Grave Ref: Plot 2. Row B. Grave 8.
Residence: 2 Carlton Street, Batley, Yorkshire.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 14 Mar 1898
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Clara Gibson (nee Murten, m. 13 Aug 1889, Batley All Saints) of 2 Carlton Street, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Flock Dept., J W Auty & Sons, Clerk Green Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jan 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GIBSON, Thomas Albert

Name: GIBSON, Thomas Albert
Rank: Ex-Sgt
Service Number: 4680015
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Territorial Force) (Formerly Sgt 53)
Enrolled:
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 03/05/1921 Age: 39 years
How Died: Died at home after war
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: I. 36.
Residence: 34 Back Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Dewsbury, Mar 1882
Additional Information: Husband of Clara Gibson (nee Holdsworth, m. 1905, registered Dewsbury). Discharged 3 Aug 1916, chronic Bright’s Disease
Employment: Mechanic, Turner
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 May 1921 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GIBSON, Walter Clarence

Name: GIBSON, Walter Clarence
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 1505
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: Apr 1915
Date of Death: 04/08/1915 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, France. Killed by same shell that instantly killed his best friend Clifford Parkin. Brother of Marshal Gibson (K in A 8 Dec 1917)
Cemetery Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: II. A. 12.
Residence: Wilton Street, Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 17 Jul 1893
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Clara Gibson (nee Murten, m. 13 Aug 1889, Batley All Saints) of 2 Carlton Street, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Hick Lane Mill, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Aug 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

Gill - Goldthorpe

GILL, Clifford Albert

Name: GILL, Clifford Albert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41121
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
10th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Oct 1916
Disembarked: 1917
Date of Death: 09/04/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot through throat.
Cemetery Cojeul British Cemetery, Saint Martin-sur-Cojeul, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: B. 38.
Residence: 88a Wellington Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of Eliza Gill of Batley. Step Son to the late James France (m. 18 Mar 1888, Brownhill, St Saviour). Husband of Mary Gill (nee Stead, m. 20 Dec 1908 Hanging Heaton, St Paul).
Employment: Engineman, J Blackburn & Company, New Ing Mill
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Apr 1917, 12 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street; Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GILL, George Henry

Name: GILL, George Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 29527
Unit/Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
1st/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked: May 1916
Date of Death: 08/11/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Egypt
Cemetery Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine
Grave Ref: XII. A. 10.
Residence: 71 Intake Lane, Brownhill
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Mary Gill (nee Pickering, m. 25 Dec 1890, Birstall St Peter) of North Bank Road, Cross Bank. Husband of Elizabeth Gill (nee Fisher, m. 18 Feb 1911, Birstall St Peter). Drafted to Egypt in Jul 1917.
Employment: White Lee Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Dec 1917, 8 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Brownhill St Saviour’s Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GILL, Wilfred

Name: GILL, Wilfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 241057
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
“B” Coy. 1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Mirfield (Batley), Feb 1915
Disembarked: Aug 1916
Date of Death: 19/09/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Residence: 7 Hilberoyd Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Gill (nee Hannery, m. 3 Dec 1887, Batley All Saints). Enlisted Aug 1914 but subsequently discharged.
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Aug 1917 (photo). Batley Reporter, 10 Nov 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

GILL, William Akeroyd

Name: GILL, William Akeroyd
Rank: Private
Service Number: 241046
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/5th Bn
Enrolled: Mirfield (Birstall), Feb 1915
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 12/04/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained 2 days earlier
Cemetery Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, Somme, France
Grave Ref: VI. B. 16.
Residence: Gladstone Terrace, Howden Clough (with his sister, Mrs Holmes)
Birth Place: Batley, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Jane Gill (nee Akeroyd, m. 11 Jul 1874, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GLEDHILL, John Edward

Name: GLEDHILL, John Edward
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: B/200848
Unit/Regiment: Rifle Brigade (Formerly M/2/266965 Royal Army Service Corps (M T ))
8th Bn
Enrolled: Grove Park, Kent (Batley)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 21/03/1918 Age: 38 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 81 to 84.
Residence: 3 Mount View, Warwick Road, Batley (1911)
Birth Place: Batley, 3 Apr 1878. Baptised Thornhill Lees, 10 May 1878.
Additional Information: Son of Alfred William and Emma Gledhill (nee Scargill, m. 9 Sep 1871, Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents). Husband of Susannah Gledhill (nee Heathcote, m. Dec 1906, Dewsbury).
Employment: Iron Fitter
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Howden Clough Methodist Church; Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GLEDHILL, Samuel

Name: GLEDHILL, Samuel
Rank: Ex-Private
Service Number: 12/1544
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Depot
Enrolled: 5 Jul 1915
Disembarked: Discharged 3 May 1917, because of Bright’s Disease
Date of Death: 19/01/1921 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died at home after war
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: I. 228.
Residence: 4 Copley Street Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Dec 1892
Additional Information: Son of Henry Earnest Gledhill and the late Clara Gledhhill (nee Blakeley, m. 20 May 1882, batley All Saints). Husband of Hilda Gledhill (nee Spedding, m. 8 Apr 1912, Batley St Thomas).
Employment: Willeyer
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jan 1921 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GODDARD, John William

Name: GODDARD, John William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 31240
Unit/Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment. (Formerly 26020 Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment))
1st Bn
Enrolled: Heckmondwike, Feb 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 25/09/1916 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2 C.
Residence: 3 Kaye Street, Saville Town, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Germany (British Subject), c.1886
Additional Information: Son of George Batty Goddard and Judith Goddard (nee Lancaster, m. 30 Nov 1872, Batley All Saints). Husband of Ellen Goddard (nee Jones, m. 27 May 1916, Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents). Lived 3 years in Canada. Brother of Norman Goddard.
Employment: John Fenton & Sons, Headfield Mills, Saviletown
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church; Dewsbury War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GODDARD, Norman

Name: GODDARD, Norman
Rank: Private
Service Number: 62310
Unit/Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
2nd Wessex Field Amb
Enrolled: Batley (Dewsbury), Aug 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 31/10/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died after being struck by a motor lorry
Cemetery Saint Pol British Cemetery, Saint Pol-sur-Ternoise, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: II. C. 15.
Residence: Unity Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Batley. Formerly resided in Detroit.
Birth Place: Batley, c. Jan 1897
Additional Information: Son of George Batty Goddard and Judith Goddard (nee Lancaster, m. 30 Nov 1872, Batley All Saints), of Mount Pleasant, Batley, Yorks. Also served in Gallipoli & German East Africa. Brother of John Goddard.
Employment: John Fenton & Sons, Headfield Mills, Saviletown
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Nov 1918. Batley Reporter, 15 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church; Dewsbury War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4

GOLDTHORPE, Samson

Name: GOLDTHORPE, Samson
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 780708
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery (Formerly 2369)
“B” Bty. 256th Bde.
Enrolled: Bradford, 22 May 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 24/08/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: V. E. 12.
Residence: 117 Soothill Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Soothill, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Jane Goldthorpe (nee Riley, m. 16 Sep 1876, Batley All Saints) of 117 Soothill Lane, Batley
Employment: Engine Road, Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Sep 1917 (photo). Dewsbury District News, 1 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregational Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 4