GESS – PYRAH (WW2)

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Gess - Pyrah


Gess - Grundy

GESS, Francis

Name: GESS, Francis
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: C/KX75268
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Encounter (sunk in the second Battle of the Java Sea 1 Mar 1945)
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Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/07/1945 Age: 37 years
How Died: Died of illness whilst a prisoner of war at Makassar Celebes, Indonesia
Cemetery Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
Grave Ref: 31. B. 2.
Residence: 19 Leyland Road, Birstall
Birth Place: 10 Nov 1907, Cardiff
Additional Information: Son of Francis and Sarah Ann Gess. Husband of Alice Gess (nee Strand, m. 2 Feb 1935, Birstall, St Peter) of Birstall, Yorkshire.
Employment: Stoker 1st class Royal Navy
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda
Birstall War Memorial (addenda)

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GIBSON, Tom Heeson

Name: GIBSON, Tom Heeson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13082252
Service/Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Squadron/Battalion Royal Army Pay Corps
Roll: .
Enrolled: Jan 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 05/05/1941 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in the air raid on Belfast
Cemetery Hessle Cemetery, Hull
Grave Ref: Comp. 60. Plot 6. Grave 5.
Residence: Oxford Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: 1908, registered Sculcoates
Additional Information: Husband of Amy Gibson (nee Gaunt, m. 1930, registered Hull) of Oxford Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley. Came to Batley September 1940.
Employment: Messrs. Powell, Fish Buyers, Providence Street. Later he and his wife took over the fish shop in Oxford Street.
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 10 May 1941
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GILDEA, Alfred Lea

Name: GILDEA, Alfred Lea
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 11254199
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 292 Bty., 62 Lt. A.A. Regt.
Roll: .
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Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 03/06/1942 Age: 40 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: Sec. S. Grave 773.
Residence: 23 King Street, Batley Carr, Batley
Birth Place: 1902, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Michael Henry and Catherine Gildea (nee Coyne, m. 1899, registered Dewsbury. Husband of Maria Gildea (nee Brannan, m. 1933, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Messrs. M J & G Stross ltd., Rag Merchants, Wilton Street, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 30 May 1942
Roll of Honour: Member of St Paulinus Church, Westtown, Dewsbury
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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GILL, Clifford

Name: GILL, Clifford
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: C/JX 557266
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Athene.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Aug 1943
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 10/07/1944 Age: 38 years
How Died: Died of accute malaria in a military hospital in Gibralter
Cemetery Gibralter (North Front) Cemetry, Gibraltar
Grave Ref: Plot 1. Row F. Joint grave 7.
Residence: 50 Grange Road, Soothill, Batley
Birth Place: 29 Apr 1906, Batley
Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Mary Ann Gill (nee Flannery, m. 3 Dec 1887, Batley, All Saints) of Batley. Husband of Minnie Gill (nee Fox, m. 1941, registered Spen Valley) of Soothill, Batley.
Employment: Spinner in Woolen mill
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GILL, Norman

Name: GILL, Norman
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7406560
Service/Regiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
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Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/12/1945 Age: 41 years
How Died: Died in the Middle East at sea
Cemetery Mazargues War Cemetery, Marseilles, Bouches-du-Rhone, France
Grave Ref: Plot 3. Row C. Grave 54.
Residence: 47 Lobley Street, Heckmondwike
Birth Place: 20 Apr 1904, Batley
Additional Information: Husband of Edith Gill (nee Firth, m. 1935, registered Dewsbury) of Heckmondwike, Yorkshire.
Employment: Cloth Warehouseman at Messrs. J T & J Taylor, Station Road, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Jan 1946
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GILLBANKS, Harold

Name: GILLBANKS, Harold
Rank: Joiner 4th Class
Service Number: D/MX 71344
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Exeter (Sunk during the Second Battle of the Java Sea, 1 March 1942)
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Date of Death: 13/06/1945 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died from Oedema whilst a prisoner of war at Makassa Celebes, Indonesia
Cemetery Ambon War Cemetery, Indonesia
Grave Ref: 28. E. 5.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1910, Batley
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Ann Ellen Gillbanks (nee Binns, m. 1909, registered Barnsley). Husband of Eleanor Gillbanks (nee Taylor, m. 1934, registered St Asaph) of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GLEDHILL, George (C)

Name: GLEDHILL, George (C)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4689945
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
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Disembarked: .
Date of Capture: 24/02/1942 Age: 22 years
Fate: Reported Missing. Prisoner of war held by Japanese in Malay. Released 1945. Died 1981.
Residence: 35 Denison Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley.
Birth Place: 17 Nov 1918, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of George William and Mary Ann Gledhill (nee Pinder, m. 1905, registered Dewsbury) of Denison Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Oct 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GOODHALL, Albert

Name: GOODHALL, Albert
Rank: Fireman & Trimmer
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Merchant Navy
Squadron/Battalion S.S. Bradfyne (Bideford)
Roll: .
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Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 22/11/1940 Age: 38 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Tower Hill Memorial, London
Grave Ref: Panel 18.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 22 Nov 1940
Additional Information: .
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Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GOODHALL (GOODALL), Geoffrey Hugh

Name: GOODHALL (GOODALL), Geoffrey Hugh
Rank: Bombardier
Service Number: 940062
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 53 Heavy Regt.
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Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/12/1940 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in a motor accident in Colchester
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: Sec. G. Grave 78.
Residence: 19 Bath Street, Batley
Birth Place: 1918, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Hugh and Jessie Goodall (nee Kemp, m. 1911, registered Pocklington) of Batley. Diploma of the Institute of Bankers.
Employment: Clerk at Midland Bank, City Square, Leeds
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Dec 1940 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School. Attended Hanover Street Congregational Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GREEN, George

Name: GREEN, George
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 3131740
Service/Regiment: Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Squadron/Battalion 43rd (2/5th Bn. Gloucestershire Regt.) Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1939
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 24/06/1944 Age: 26 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action at sea
Cemetery Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: Panel 3.
Residence: 44 Broom Street, Soothill, Batley
Birth Place: 1918, registered Wakefield
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Sarah Ann Green (nee Limb, m. 24 Mar 1913, Woodkirk, St Mary). Husband of Cynthia Green (nee Slack, m. 1939, registered Spen Valley) of Batley.
Employment: Employed by his father, Mr. Herbert Green, Hollerton Farm, West Ardsley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jul 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Rehoboth Methodist Church, West Ardsley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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GRUNDY, Stanley

Name: GRUNDY, Stanley
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5193330
Service/Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 10/08/1944 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died as a result of accident
Cemetery Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: II. J. 17.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1922, registered West Derby
Additional Information: Son of Vincent James Grundy and Sarah Grundy (nee Evans, m.1916, registerd West Derby) of Cedar Street, Bootle. Husband of Gladys Grundy, of Carlinghow, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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Hainsworth - Hepworth

HAINSWORTH, H

Name: HAINSWORTH, H
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Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
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Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HALL, W

Name: HALL, W
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Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HALLORAN, J

Name: HALLORAN, J
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Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
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Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HALLSWORTH (HOLDSWORTH), Raymond

Name: HALLSWORTH (HOLDSWORTH), Raymond
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: 2351558
Service/Regiment: Royal Corps of Signals
Squadron/Battalion 5th (Indian) Division Signals
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Date of Capture: 26/08/1942 Age: . years
Fate: Reported Missing. Prisoner of War in Italy and then Germany.Repatriated August 1945.
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: Messrs. F E Fox and Son, Ltd., Biscuit Works, Wellington Street, Batley
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HALSTEAD, Clifford

Name: HALSTEAD, Clifford
Rank: Telegraphist
Service Number: P/JX 271281
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Trollope
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 06/07/1944 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, HMS Trollope torpedoed 6 Jul 1944
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 84, Column 3.
Residence: 81 New Street, Batley
Birth Place: 9 Nov 1921, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Randolph and Annie Halstead (nee Scott, m. 11 Sep 1915, Batley, All Saints) of Batley, Yorkshire. Engaged to Miss Carter of Hanover Street.
Employment: Employed at Batley Post Office and a member of the Home Guard
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1944 (photo); 11 Nov 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Batley Parish Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HANNAN, Edward

Name: HANNAN, Edward
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/SSX 29249
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Li Wo
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: 1939
Date of Death: 14/02/1942 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed Action whilst attacking Japanese convoy.
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 64, Column 1.
Residence: 78 Bradford Road, Batley
Birth Place: 1921, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Michael and Ida Hannan (nee Ripley, m. 1920, registered Dewbury) of 78 Bradford Road, Batley Yorkshire.
Employment: Messrs. Thomas Burnley and Sons, Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Nov 1945
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HASLEM, George Herbert (G E)

Name: HASLEM, George Herbert (G E)
Rank: Bombardier
Service Number: 947602
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 129 Field Regt.
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Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 25/02/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: Accidentally Killed by premature shell burst in India
Cemetery Imphal War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 9. F. 13.
Residence: 140 Healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 9 Oct 1918, registered Halifax
Additional Information: Son of Harold and Beatrice Maud Haslem (nee Larkins, m. 1918, registered Pontefract) of 15 Mortimer Street, Healey, Batley. Husband of Muriel Haslem (nee Fowler, m. 1939, registered Spen Valley) of Gomersal, Yorkshire.
Employment: Messrs. Thomas Burnley and Sons, Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Mar 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Park Road Baptist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HAYWOOD, Leonard

Name: HAYWOOD, Leonard
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 167684
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Montgomery.
Roll: .
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Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 11/12/1941 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died as the result of a fall into the Naval Docks at Portsmouth
Cemetery Birstall (St Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: Grave 1677.
Residence: Cross Carr Street, Birstall
Birth Place: 4 Nov 1918, Birstall
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Eva Haywood (nee Clegg, m. 21 Sep 1918, Birstall, St Peter) of Cross Carr Street, Birstall. Husband of Eileen Peace Haywood (nee Hudson, m. 1941, registered Spen Valley). Cousin of A.B. Joseph Haywood, Killed by enemy torpedo 11 Dec 1940.
Employment: Apprentice Butcher at Central Meat Stores, Birstall
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Dec 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Member of Birstall Gospel Temperance Society
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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HAYWOOD, William

Name: HAYWOOD, William
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 630520
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force
Squadron/Battalion 22 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 11/02/1941 Age: 26 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action. Aircraft lost on return from enemy action.
Cemetery Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 44.
Residence: Cobler Hill, Birstall
Birth Place: 1915, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Charley and Ada Haywood (nee Horton, m. 21 Sep 1907, Birstall, St Peter) of 1 Cobbler Hill, Birstall, Yorkshire. Cousin of A.B. Joseph Haywood, Killed by enemy torpedo 11 Dec 1940.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Feb 1941 (photo); 20 Dec 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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HEATON, Herbert

Name: HEATON, Herbert
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 159142
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force
Squadron/Battalion .
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Date of Death: 26/09/1940 Age: 39 years
How Died: Died from injuries sustained in an air raid in the South of England
Cemetery Henlow (St. Mary) Churchyard, Bedfordshire
Grave Ref: Near East Boundary.
Residence: Chapel Lane, Heckmondwike
Birth Place: 1901, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Albert and Lillian Heaton (nee Knowles, m. 1892, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Phyllis Mary Heaton (nee Stocks, m. 24 Sep 1940, Cross Bank Methodist Church) of Batley. Reservist on outbreak of war. His wife widowed 2 days after wedding.
Employment: Messrs. Wilson Knowles, Engineers, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Oct 1940 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HEMINGWAY, Marie

Name: HEMINGWAY, Marie
Rank: Aircraftwoman 2nd Class
Service Number: 486532
Service/Regiment: Women’s Auxiliary Air Force
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Jun 1943
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 19/12/1943 Age: . years
How Died: Found injured after a fall at the bottom of dance hall steps which led to the street. Died later in Hospital.
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: Cons. Sec. E. Grave 305.
Residence: Inglenook, Wilson Wood Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Daughter of the late Robert S Hemingway and Jeanette Hemmingwat (nee Stothard, m. 1912, registered Doncaster). Member of the Civil Defence Ambulance Service.
Employment: Messrs. Joshua Ellis & Co., Batley Carr Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 25 Dec 1943; 8 Jan 1944 (Inquest)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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HEPWORTH, Percy (Turton)

Name: HEPWORTH, Percy (Turton)
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: D/JX 250898
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Blackwood
Roll: .
Enrolled: Nov 1942
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 15/06/1944 Age: 21 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action, HMS Blackwood torpedoed 15 Jun 1944 by U-boat U-764
Cemetery Plymouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 88, Column 2.
Residence: 7 Copley Street, Batley
Birth Place: 22 Nov 1922, Batley
Additional Information: Son of Fred T and Margaret Hepworth (nee Burnley, m. 1922, registered Dewsbury) of 7 Copley Street, Batley.
Employment: Rug & Carpet Warehouseman for Messrs. George Hirst & Son, Britannia Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jul 1944
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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Higgins - Howarth

HIGGINS, Frank

Name: HIGGINS, Frank
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: C/JX 254062
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Raleigh
Roll: .
Enrolled: Feb 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/04/1941 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died on active service, cause unknown
Cemetery Torpoint (Horson) Cemetery, Cornwall
Grave Ref: Grave 5.
Residence: 97 Woodsome Estate, Batley
Birth Place: 1921, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Timothy and Sarah Emma Higgins (nee Crabtree, m. 1910, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Assistant Tuner, West End Mills, Cleckheaton
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 3 May 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Member of St Mary’s R C Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HILL, Albert Edward

Name: HILL, Albert Edward
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 14317428
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 397 Bty., 122 H.A.A. Regt.
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Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 20/07/1945 Age: 44 years
How Died: Accidental death through drowning
Cemetery Hanging Heaton (St. Paul) Churchyard, Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Grave Ref: Grave 638.
Residence: 15 Nurserywood Road, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: 2 Feb 1901
Additional Information: Son of Albert and Sarah Ann Hill (nee Summerscales, m. 11 Aug 1890, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of Hanging Heaton, Batley.
Employment: Willeyer in woolen mill. Later builder’s labourer for George Kilburn and sons.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 5 October 1918. 28 July 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HILL, Charles Kitchener

Name: HILL, Charles Kitchener
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 249255
Service/Regiment: King’s Shropshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 5th Bn. (Formerly Coldstream Guides)
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 10/09/1943 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Salerno War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: IV. A. 17.
Residence: “Ardenlea” Highcliffe Road, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1915
Additional Information: Son of Charles Edwin and Amy Hill (nee Firth, m. 1914, registered Bradford) of Goole, formerly Carlinghow, Batley. Husband of Ada Hill (nee Collinson, m. 1939, registered Spen Valley).
Employment: Twister at Messrs. T F Firth & Sons, Flush Mills, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 31 Oct 1942(photo); 2 Oct 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HIRST, J S

Name: HIRST, J S
Rank: .
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Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion Possible duplicate name, see (Charles) Stanley HIRST
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Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HIRST, Leslie

Name: HIRST, Leslie
Rank: Warrant Sergeant
Service Number: 1890731
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 58 Field Coy.
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Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 29/08/1945 Age: 26 years
How Died: Accidently drowned in India
Cemetery Rangoon Memorial, Mayanmar
Grave Ref: Face 3.
Residence: 205 Taylor Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, 16 Sep 1919
Additional Information: Son of Nelson and Amy Beatrice Hirst (nee Hepworth, m. 17 May 1910, Holy Trinity, Batley Carr) of 205 Taylor Street, Batley Carr, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Clerk for the London North Eastern Railway company.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Sep 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School; St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HIRST, (Charles) Stanley

Name: HIRST, (Charles) Stanley
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 7914061
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 12th Royal Lancers (Prince of Wales’s) RAC
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Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 14/11/1942 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died on prisoner of war ship whilst being transported from North Africa to Italy
Cemetery Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Grave Ref: Column 20.
Residence: 17 Snowden Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 29 Jan 1912
Additional Information: Son of Nelson and Amy Beatrice Hirst (nee Hepworth, m. 17 May 1910, Holy Trinity, Batley Carr) of 205 Taylor Street, Batley Carr, Batley. Husband of Vera Hirst (nee Smith, m. 1938, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Butchering dept. of Batley Cooperative Society
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Dec 1942 (photo); 6 May 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HOBART, William

Name: HOBART, William
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 2126717
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 23 Bomb Disposal Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 14/07/1944 Age: 31 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: Panel 12, Column 1.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1912, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Keighley and Martha Hannah Hobart (nee Garside, m. 10 Jun 1907, Dewsbury Moor, St John the Evangelist) of Staincliffe, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HODGSON, Kenneth

Name: HODGSON, Kenneth
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: 154238
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 582 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 29/10/1944 Age: 20 years
How Died: Aircraft Lancaster PB630 crashed in the Netherlands on a mission to Walcheren.
Cemetery Runneymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 206.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Capt. George Hodgson and Rhoda Hodgson (nee Craven, m. 11 Oct 1919, Brownhill, St Saviour) of Carlinghow, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HOLMES, Douglas

Name: HOLMES, Douglas
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 4350986
Service/Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 1/6th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Early 1942
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 17/08/1944 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: XIX. D. 21.
Residence: “Oakwell View” 102 Bradford Road, Birstall
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Tom and Isabella Holmes (nee Smith, m. 1 Nov 1919, Battyeford, Christ the King) of 41 Bradford Road, Birstall.
Employment: Mr. E Scott, Plumber, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Sep 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Birstall Parish Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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HOLMES, Walter

Name: HOLMES, Walter
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 7901871
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 4th Queen’s Own Hussars.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Late 1939
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 26/04/1941 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Middle East
Cemetery Athens Memorial, Greece
Grave Ref: Face 1.
Residence: 6 Farrar’s Place, Brookroyd, Batley
Birth Place: 1918, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Willie and Alice Holmes (nee Wilson, m. 22 Aug 1908, Birstall, St Peter) of 5 Farrar’s Place, Brookroyd, Batley, Yorkshire. (Died Between 26/04/1941 and 27/04/1941).
Employment: Messrs. Douglas, Lawson and Co., Pulley Manufacturers, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 31 May 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St John’s Sunday School, Carlinghow
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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HOPKINS, John

Name: HOPKINS, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4750356
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/05/1941 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Athens Memorial, Greece
Grave Ref: Face 7.
Residence: Peel Street, Batley
Birth Place: 1917, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Catherine Hopkins (nee Finneran, m. 1908, registered Dewsbury) of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Messrs. J T and J Taylor’s Station Road Warehouse
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Jul 1941; 26 Jul 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s R C Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HORTON, Leslie (Davy)

Name: HORTON, Leslie (Davy)
Rank: Flight Sergeant
Service Number: 1768068
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 15 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Early 1942
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/05/1945 Age: 22 years
How Died: Reported missing on a flight from South Wales to his home base
Cemetery Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 271.
Residence: Birstall
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Edmund and Kate Horton (nee Davy, m. 15 Apr 1922, Birstall, St Peter) of Birstall, Yorkshire.
Employment: Dispatch Clerk for Kempac Ltd., Bradford Road, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School; Attended Birstall Parish Curch
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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HOWARTH, Willie

Name: HOWARTH, Willie
Rank: Driver
Service Number: T/10672536
Service/Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 29/06/1942 Age: 40 years
How Died: Died as a result of a road accident whilst riding a triplet cycle with his wife and child. His wife also died.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: Sec. T. Grave 716.
Residence: 17 Lower North Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley.
Birth Place: 1904, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Haydn and Polly Howarth (nee Dent, m. 17 May 1902, Longsight, St Clement, Manchester). Husband of Priscilla Howarth (nee Wilson, m. 26 Feb 1927, Purlwell Wesleyan Methodist Church) of Batley.
Employment: Painter and Decorator for Messrs. Ned Ramsden, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Batley News, 4 Jul 1942
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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Hughes - Kerfoot

HUGHES, Henry

Name: HUGHES, Henry
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Merchant Navy
Squadron/Battalion M.V. Empire Spring (Greenock)
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 15/02/1942 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action, M.V. Empire Spring torpedoed 15 Feb 1942 by U-boat U-576
Cemetery Tower Hill Memorial, London
Grave Ref: Panel 45.
Residence: 7 Fairview Crescent, Batley (1939 Census)
Birth Place: 29 Oct 1913, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Bridget Hughes. Husband of Winifred Hughes of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Foreman Worker (Woolen)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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HYDE, I

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

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HYDES, John

Name: HYDES, John
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1140540
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/09/1944 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died in Calcutta General Hospital
Cemetery Calcutta (Bhowanipore) Cemetery, Kolkata, India
Grave Ref: Plot O. Row G. Grave 7.
Residence: 85 Bradford Road West, Batley
Birth Place: 19 Sep 1912, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Youngest so of the late Mr & Mrs Fred Hydes. Husband of Veronica Hydes (nee Smith, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Bradford Road, Batley.
Employment: Postman stationed at Batley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Sep 1944
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s R C Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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IBBETSON, Fred

Name: IBBETSON, Fred
Rank: Assistant Steward
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Merchant Navy
Squadron/Battalion S.S. Ceramic (Southampton)
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 07/12/1942 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action, S.S. Ceramic torpedoed 7 Dec 1942 by U-boat U-515
Cemetery Tower Hill Memorial, London
Grave Ref: Panel 26.
Residence: 15 Chapel Street, Batley
Birth Place: Sep 1922, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Albert and Alice May Ibbetson (nee Goldthorpe, m. 25 Sep 1920, Dewsbury Moor, St John the Evangelist) of 15 Chapel Street, off Warwick Road, Batley.
Employment: Yarn Spinner at Messrs. Wright and Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Jan 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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INESON, Alfred

Name: INESON, Alfred
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 4618548
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion Staffordshire Yeomanry
Roll: .
Enrolled: Jan 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 04/07/1944 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ranville War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: III. F. 1.
Residence: 12 Highcliffe Road, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: 1918, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Sam and Emily Ineson (nee Palmer, m. 1916, registered Dewsbury) of Batley, Yorkshire. Husband of Minnie Ineson (nee Calvert, m. 1941, registered Spen Valley) of Mount Pleasant, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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INESON, Harry

Name: INESON, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4691701
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Joined up just before outbreak of war
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 28/04/1940 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Norway
Cemetery Kvam Churchyard, Norway
Grave Ref: Screen Wall. Coll. grave.
Residence: 17 Nursery Wood Road, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Youngest son of Archie and the late Ann Gledhill Ineson (nee Hirst m. 18 Nov 1905, Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, Dewsbury) of 17 Nursery Wood Road, Hanging Heaton.
Employment: Occupation Textile printing and Bleaching, Messrs Birkby, Liversedge
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 18 May 1940; 19 Apr 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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INESON, James Frank

Name: INESON, James Frank
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: 144953
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 9th Sqdn. (RAF Bardney)
Roll: Pilot
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 04/05/1944 Age: 22 years
How Died: Lancaster LL787 Crashed near Normee. Thought to be shot down by German Night Fighter.
Cemetery Normee Churchyard, Marne, France
Grave Ref: Grave 2.
Residence: Back Lane, Moor Top, New Farnley, Leeds
Birth Place: 17 Jun 1921, Batley
Additional Information: Son of William and Sarah Jeanetta Ineson (nee Jackson, m. 18 Jun 1910, Dewsbury, All Saints) of 77 Brookroyd Lane, Batley. Husband of Monica W. Ineson (nee Bacon, m.1943, registered Leeds) of New Farnley, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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INGHAM, Arnold

Name: INGHAM, Arnold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10539736
Service/Regiment: Royal Army Ordnance Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Mar 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/06/1941 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in an air raid on a Southern town
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: Sec. T. Grave 904.
Residence: 17 Old Mill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 21 Jan 1914, Batley.
Additional Information: Son of Joseph T and Frances A Ingham of 17 Old Mill Lane, Batley. Later 16 Wilton Street, Batley.
Employment: Cloth Reiser, Textiles at Messrs. J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Lane, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Jun 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: On UK Army Roll of Honour, 1939 – 1945
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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JACKSON, Allen

Name: JACKSON, Allen
Rank: Civilian
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Civilian War Dead
Squadron/Battalion National Fire Service
Roll: Despatch Rider
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 06/10/1943 Age: 32 years
How Died: Crashed into fallen branch of a tree in Halifax Road, Dewsbury whilst acting as a NFS dispatch Rider
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: F. 519
Residence: 7 Orchard Street, Saville Town, Dewsbury
Birth Place: 26 Sep 1911
Additional Information: Son of Kitson and Clara Jackson (nee Allen, m. 16 May 1903, Birstall, St Peter) of 5 Farfield Avenue, Batley. Husband of Jean Jackson (nee Roberts, m. 1938, registered Dewsbury) of 19 Kertland Street, Savile Town. Died at Halifax Road.
Employment: Colour Maker
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: N/A
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Oct 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School; Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour, located near St. George’s Chapel in Westminster Abbey, London.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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KELLY, John Joseph (J S)

Name: KELLY, John Joseph (J S)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4690424
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 2nd Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 15/02/1942 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Burma
Cemetery Rangoon Memorial, Mayanmar
Grave Ref: Face 16.
Residence: 19 Back Richmond Street, Cross Bank, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1921
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Ella Kelly (nee Palmer, m. 1919, registered Dewsbury) of 19 Back Richmond Street, Cross Bank, Batley. Member of the local Territorials.
Employment: Messrs. Thomas Burnley and Sons, Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Feb 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s R C School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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KEMP, Frank

Name: KEMP, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14612755
Service/Regiment: Essex Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Jun 1943
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 24/04/1944 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Kohima War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 11. C. 7.
Residence: 34 Coal Pit Lane, Carlinghow, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1924, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Irene Kemp (nee Stanley, m. 16 Sep 1922, Carlinghow, St John) of Coal Pit Lane, Carlinghow, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Former employee of the late Mr George Herbert Tomlinson, Painter
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Former employee of the late Mr George Herbert Tomlinson, Painter
Roll of Honour: Member of Cross Bank Methodist Church; Ancient Order of Foresters’ (Lodge 560)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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KERFOOT, John

Name: KERFOOT, John
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1490317
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 9th Sqdn.
Roll: Air Gunner
Enrolled:  Padgate, joined after April 1941.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 31/07/1944 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Clichy Northern Cemetery, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Grave Ref: Plot 16. Row 11. Coll. grave 1-3.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Bridget Kerfoot (nee Leech, m. 1923, registered Dewsbury) of Cliffe Street, Batley, Yorkshire. Husband of Margaret Kerfoot (nee Pinder, m. 1944, registered Spen Valley) of Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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Land - Lynch

LAND, Wilfred

Name: LAND, Wilfred
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: S/11818
Service/Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 24/09/1940 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died following a motor-cycling accident in the blackout near Tewkesbury. He was riding an army machine.
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: Cons. Sec. J. Grave 135.
Residence: New Street, Mill Lane, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: 1911, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of John and Ethel Land (nee Cooper, m. 11 Aug 1907, Dewsbury, All Saints) of Batley Carr. Husband of Mary Land (nee Bye, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Hanging Heaton, Batley.
Employment: In the office of Messrs. Mark Day Ltd., Dewsbury. Also an ex-regular soldier in the RASC.
Marital Status: Married, 3 Children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Sep 1940 (photo); 5 Oct 1940
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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LLOYD, James

Name: LLOYD, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4687314
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 6th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 07/06/1940 Age: 38 years
How Died: Died of Wounds received during air raid on this country
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: Sec. N. Grave 568.
Residence: 30 New Street, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1901, Batley Carr
Additional Information: Son of James and Emily Lloyd (nee Blackburn, m. 26 Aug 1893, Batley Carr, Holy Trinity). Husband of Charlotte Ann Lloyd (nee Gomersall, m. 1923, registered Dewsbury). Ex British Expeditionary Force. Served 12 years in Batley Territorials before outbreak of war.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 5 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jun 1940 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s R C Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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LOBLEY, William

Name: LOBLEY, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3604726
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 27/02/1945 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Mook War Cemetery, Limburg (Netherlands), Netherlands
Grave Ref: I. B. 5.
Residence: 5 Field Hill, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1914
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Ellen Lobley (nee Bailey, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Batley, Yorkshire. William went to France on D-Day.
Employment: Finishing department of Messrs. George H Hirst & Co. Ltd., Alexandra Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Mar 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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LOCKWOOD, Arthur

Name: LOCKWOOD, Arthur
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 4685738
Service/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
Squadron/Battalion The Hallamshire Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 26/06/1944 Age: 37 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bayeux War Cemetery, Calvados, France
Grave Ref: XVIII. E. 24.
Residence: 30 Beck Lane, Carlinghow
Birth Place: 27 May 1907
Additional Information: Son of Crossland and Elizabeth Lockwood (nee Firth, m. 15 Sep 1906, Birstall, St Peter) of 24 Beck Lane. Carlinghow. Husband of Iris Louisa Lockwood, of Carlinghow, Batley, Yorkshire. In Regular Army for 15 years.
Employment: Landscape Gardener
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jul 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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LOCKWOOD, Clifford

Name: LOCKWOOD, Clifford
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: T/196605
Service/Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 18/01/1942 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died after short illness
Cemetery Birstall (St Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: Grave 293.
Residence: 37 Kirkdale Crescent, Lower Wortley, Leeds (1939)
Birth Place: 21 Apr 1914, registered Leeds
Additional Information: Son of Charlie and Edith Ellen Lockwood (nee Charlesworth, m. 3 Jan 1914, Holmfirth, Holy Trinity). Husband of Evelyn Lockwood (nee Hopkinson, m. 1938, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Insurance Agent with the Britannic Assurance Co., Leeds. Also Special Constable.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Jan 1942
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda
Birstall War Memorial (addenda)

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LOCKWOOD, Jack

Name: LOCKWOOD, Jack
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14719323
Service/Regiment: Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
Squadron/Battalion 5th Bn
Roll: .
Enrolled: Called up Feb 1944
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/10/1944 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Uden War Cemetery, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Grave Ref: 1. B. 6.
Residence: 24 Beck Lane. Carlinghow.
Birth Place: 21 Jan 1926, Batley
Additional Information: Sixth son of Crossland and Elizabeth Lockwood (nee Firth, m. 15 Sep 1906, Birstall, St Peter) of 24 Beck Lane. Carlinghow. Brother of Arthur Lockwood, K in A 26 Jun 1944.
Employment: Messrs. Chas. Robinson & Co. Ltd.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Nov 1944; 11 Nov 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Carlinghow St John’s Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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LODGE, Alan

Name: LODGE, Alan
Rank: Pilot Officer (Air Gunner)
Service Number: 100631
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 40 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Apr 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 26/10/1941 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Wyton (St Margaretand all Saints) Churchyard, Huntingdonshire
Grave Ref: Coll. grave.
Residence: .
Birth Place: c. 1915
Additional Information: Son of William and Anne Lodge of “Holmefield” Whitaker Street, Batley. Husband of Kathleen Joan Lodge (nee Thomas, m. 1941) of Wedmore, Somerset. Alan had only been married 7 weeks.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Nov 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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LONG, Samuel

Name: LONG, Samuel
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1595256
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: Air Gunner
Enrolled: Jul 1943
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 13/02/1944 Age: 34 years
How Died: Reported missing on a test flight
Cemetery Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 233.
Residence: 38 Bunkers Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 7 May 1909, Ossett
Additional Information: Son of John Charles and Edith Long of Ossett. . Husband of Annie Long (nee Donovan, m. 1930, registered Dewbury) of Healey, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Foreman Dryer, Dye House at Messrs. J Blackburn (Staincliffe).
Marital Status: Married, 5 children
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Mar 1944
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School; Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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LUNN, Brian Pearson

Name: LUNN, Brian Pearson
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 999230
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 12 Sqdn. RAF Binbrook, Bomber Command.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Padgate between September 1939 and February 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 14/09/1942 Age: 24 years
How Died: On Board Wellington Z1728 on mission to Bremen
Cemetery Runnymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 88.
Residence: .
Birth Place: Huddersfield, 1918
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Abigail Lunn (nee Sheard, m. 24 Jul 1907, Wesleyan Methodist Church, Crossland Moor) of Fenton Square, Huddersfield. Husband of Harriet Lunn (nee Phillips, m. 1941, registered Spen Valley) later of Blackpool, Lancashire.
Employment:
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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LYNCH, Edward

Name: LYNCH, Edward
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 4686579
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 373 Bty., 43 (5th Bn. The Duke of Wellington’s Regt. [West Riding]) Searchlight Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1939
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 10/03/1944 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died at home after being discharged from the army in Jul 1944 for health reasons. He had completed 4 years service.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: Sec. V. Grave 327.
Residence: 13 Chandlers Hill, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, 1911
Additional Information: Son of John Thomas Lynch and Alice Lynch (nee Cawthorne, m. 1908, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Clara Lynch (nee Taylor, m. 1930, registered Dewsbury) of Birstall.
Employment: Miner at Birkenshaw Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Mar 1944
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s R C School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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Maguire - Mitchell

MAGUIRE, John

Name: MAGUIRE, John
Rank: Fusilier
Service Number: 14566128
Service/Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 9th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/04/1945 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: II, F, 5.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1925, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and of Sarah Maguire (nee Smith, m. 1920, registered Dewsbury) of Birstall.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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MALONEY, Michael

Name: MALONEY, Michael
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 13010521
Service/Regiment: Pioneer Corps
Squadron/Battalion 327 Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 18/10/1944 Age: 49 years
How Died: Drowned whilst serving in Belgium
Cemetery Leopoldsburg War Cemetery, Limburg, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. B. 5.
Residence: 5 Georges Terrace, Batley
Birth Place: 15 Jan 1895, Yorkshire
Additional Information: Son of Catherine Maloney (Widow). Husband of Ellen Maloney (nee Waters, m. 1921, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Messrs. A N Cooke & Co., Ltd., Bradford Road, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 7 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Oct 1944; 18 Nov 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

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MANN, Fred Somerset

Name: MANN, Fred Somerset
Rank: Marine
Service Number: CH/X 1559
Service/Regiment: Royal Marines
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Curacoa.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Joined the Navy 1936
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 02/10/1942 Age: 24 years
How Died: HMS Curacoa sunk after collision with the ocean liner Queen Mary
Cemetery Chatham Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Ref 65, 2.
Residence: 62 Albion Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 30/04/1918
Additional Information: Son of Percy Somerset Mann and Doris Mann (nee Wilson, m. 1917, registered Dewsbury) of 62 Albion Street, Batley
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Oct 1942
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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MARSHALL, James

Name: MARSHALL, James
Rank: Signalman
Service Number: 2347536
Service/Regiment: Royal Corps of Signals
Squadron/Battalion 2 A.A. Bde. Sigs.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 26/07/1943 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cassino Memorial, Italy
Grave Ref: Panel 3.
Residence: 73 Taylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: 1916, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Maria Marshall (nee Collinson, m. 1915, registered Dewsbury) of 41a North King Street, Batley. Husband of Mary E. Marshall (nee Colbeck, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Woolen Warper at Messrs. William Holton and Sons, College Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Aug 1943; 24 Aug 1943 (photo); 11 Sep 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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MCALLISTER, William

Name: MCALLISTER, William
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 261487
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Ledbury.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/02/1943 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died in Scottish Naval Hospital
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: Sec. V. Grave 276.
Residence: 55 Purlwell Avenue, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1920
Additional Information: Son of James and Amelia McAllister of 55 Purlwell Avenue, Mount Pleasant, Batley.
Employment: Cotton Twiner for Lancashire Cotton Corporation, Staincliffe, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Mar 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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MCKENZIE, Alan
 

Name: MCKENZIE, Alan
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1594165
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 630 Sqdn.
Roll: Air Gunner
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 17/08/1944 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died on a mission over Germany (Stettin)
Cemetery Poznan Old Garrison Cemetery, Poland
Grave Ref: Coll. grave 6. B. 2-8.
Residence: 7 Field Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 1923, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Donald Lyall and Ellen McKenzie (nee Brooks, m. 1916, registered Ripon) of Field Lane, Batley.
Employment: Apprenticed to Mr Albert Downes, Plumber, Cross Mill Street
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Dec 1944 ; 30 Dec 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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MCLOUGHLIN, Mary

Name: MCLOUGHLIN, Mary
Rank: Civilian
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Civilian War Dead
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 15/03/1944 Age: 40 years
How Died: Died during the blitz in London , St Pancras
Cemetery Birstall (St Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: A. 1470
Residence: 13 Rock Terrace, Birstall
Birth Place: 1903, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Daughter of Ann McLoughlin, of 13 Rock Terrace, Birstall, Yorkshire, and of the late James McLoughlin. Died at 63 Albany Street. Engaged to Mr Glyn Phillips.
Employment: Well known contralto associated with the local operatic societies.
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Mar 1944
Roll of Honour: Westminster Abbey, Civilian War Dead Roll of Honour 1939 – 1945. Attended St Patrick’s R C Church.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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MCMALLEY (MCNALLY), James Arthur

Name: MCMALLEY (MCNALLY), James Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2756694
Service/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1939
Disembarked: France, Dec 1939
Date of Death: 28/02/1944 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Anzio Beach Head
Cemetery Beach Head War Cemetery, Anzio
Grave Ref: XXII. H. 8.
Residence: 21 Peter Hill, Hanging Heaton.
Birth Place: c. 1919
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary McNally of Dale Street, Thornhill Lees. Husband of Kathleen McNally (nee Gavaghan, m. 1943, registered Dewsbury) of Peter Hill, Hanging Heaton.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Apr 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St Paulinus R C School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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MILLER, Arthur

Name: MILLER, Arthur
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Royal Naval Patrol Service
Squadron/Battalion Harbour Defence Patrol Craft HMT Melora at Greenock
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 11/08/1943 Age: 20 years
How Died: Accidental drowning at Holy Loch, Argyllshire.
Cemetery Greenock Cemetery, Renfrewshire
Grave Ref: F. Recess. Queen Victoria Ground. Coll. grave 4C.
Residence: 18 Wensleydale Road, Batley
Birth Place: 25 Jul 1923
Additional Information: Adopted son of Miss Ward, formerly of 18 Wensleydale Road, Batley.
Employment: Mr A Scott, Ridings Mill, White Lee
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Aug 1943
Roll of Honour: Attended Birstall Temperance Hall
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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MILLGATE (MILGATE), Jack

Name: MILLGATE (MILGATE), Jack
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 320421
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 10th Royal Hussars
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 07/05/1940 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Plot 7. Row E. Grave 8.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Elsie Milgate (nee Naylor, m. 21 Dec 1912, Batley, All Saints) of Back Birch Street, Carlinghow.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Jul 1941
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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MITCHELL, John

Name: MITCHELL, John
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 627659
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 61 Sqdn. (RAF Woolfox Lodge)
Roll: Flight Engineer
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 29/03/1942 Age: 20 years
How Died: Aircraft Manchester L7454 shot down on mission in North Sea. All crew lost.
Cemetery Runneymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 89.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1921, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Harriet Mitchell (nee Bearley, m. 1919, registered Dewsbury) of Birstall, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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Moffat - Newsome

MOFFAT, Thomas Hewitt

Name: MOFFAT, Thomas Hewitt
Rank: Private
Service Number: T/212986
Service/Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 14/04/1945 Age: 32 years
How Died: Suspect died whilt a POW in the Middle East
Cemetery Jakarta War Cemetery, Indonesia
Grave Ref: 1. D. 1.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 12 Apr 1913, Motherwell,Lanarkshire, Scotland
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Catherine Moffat. Husband of Catherine Moffat (nee Garnett, m. 1941, registered Calder) of Batley Carr, Yorkshire.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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MOSS, Thomas

Name: MOSS, Thomas
Rank: Lance Sergeant
Service Number: 2616273
Service/Regiment: Grenadier Guards
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Mar 1939
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/03/1945 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: 43. A. 4.
Residence: Whitaker Street, Batley
Birth Place: 1922, registered Thorne
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Norah Moss (nee Davill, m. 1920, registered Dewsbury) of 4 Whittaker Street, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Messrs. J B & W Hirst’s Lady Ann Mill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 31 Mar 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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MOSSLEY, John

Name: MOSSLEY, John
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1150181
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 178 Field Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: May 1942
Disembarked: Mar 1943
Date of Death: 06/03/1944 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Taukkyan War Cemetery, Myanmar
Grave Ref: 10. G. 1.
Residence: 11 Thornton Street, Common Road, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1921
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Hannah Mossley (nee Hobson, m. 1920, registered Dewsbury) of Batley, Yorkshire. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Mossley (nee Kelly, m. 1942, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Spenborough Engineering Company
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Apr 1944
Roll of Honour: Attended St Patrick’s R C Church, Heckmondwike and attended Common Road W.M.C.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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MULLINS, Alan

Name: MULLINS, Alan
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: P/JX 172207
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion H.M.S. Acasta
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 08/06/1940 Age: 21 years
How Died: HMS Acasta sunk after battle at sea with the Scharnhorst
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 40, Column 1.
Residence: “Royd Holm” Towngate Road, Healey
Birth Place: 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Eva Mullins (nee Smithson, m. 1911, registered Dewsbury) of 39 Towngate Road, Healey, Batley.
Employment: Messrs. Barker & Denham, Leather Couriers, Hightown, Liversedge
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Nov 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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MUNNS, F

Name: MUNNS, F
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Suspect Duplicate name, See Francis Munns
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1920, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of James Patrick and Mary Munns (nee Connell, m. 1907, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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MUNNS, Francis

Name: MUNNS, Francis
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 2130014
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 239 Field Park Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 19/07/1943 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Syracuse War Cemetery, Sicily, Italy
Grave Ref: VI. A. 11.
Residence: New Street, Batley
Birth Place: 28 Jun 1920, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of James Patrick and Mary Munns (nee Connell, m. 1907, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Winifred Munns (nee McManus, m. 1942, registered Spen Valley).
Employment: Messrs. John Blackburn’s New Ing Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Sep 1942 (photo); 28 Aug 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended St Mary’s R C Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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MURIS, Alan Forster

Name: MURIS, Alan Forster
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1001438
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 407 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Padgate between September 1939 and February 1940.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/02/1942 Age: 20 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Runneymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 90.
Residence: Fieldhead, Birstall
Birth Place: 1921, registered Gateshead
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Eveline Muris (nee Forster, m. 1919, registered Gateshead) of Fieldhead, Birstall.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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NAYLOR, John Lawrence

Name: NAYLOR, John Lawrence
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 249812
Service/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 13/09/1943 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Salerno War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: II. B. 44.
Residence: 44 Pearl Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: 1922, registered Dewbury
Additional Information: Son of Sydney and Ethel Naylor (nee Dickinson, m. 9 Apr 1910, Fletcher Memorial Wesleyan Methodist Church, Cross Hall, Morley) of 44 Pearl Street, Carlinghow, Batley. Engaged to Miss Irene M Walker of Ruby Street, Carlinghow.
Employment: Leeds University studying architecture
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 25 Sep 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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NAYLOR, Kenneth

Name: NAYLOR, Kenneth
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 776006
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 37 Sqdn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: Joined RAF 29 Jun 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/06/1941 Age: 24 years
How Died: Missing, believed prisoner of war. Probably Killed in Action
Cemetery Alamein Memorial, Egypt
Grave Ref: Column 243.
Residence: Kenya
Birth Place: 1917, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Sydney and Ethel Naylor (nee Dickinson, m. 9 Apr 1910, Fletcher Memorial Wesleyan Methodist Church, Cross Hall, Morley) of 44 Pearl Street, Carlinghow, Batley.
Employment: Imperial Chemical Industries, Kenya. Left Batley 29 Jun 1939.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Jun 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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NEWELL, Donald

Name: NEWELL, Donald
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1002288
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 21/03/1943 Age: 22 years
How Died: .
Cemetery Ramleh War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Grave Ref: 3. D. 12.
Residence: .
Birth Place: 1920, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Elizabeth Newell (nee Walmsley) of 35 East Street, Batley.
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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NEWSOME, Jack

Name: NEWSOME, Jack
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 4686504
Service/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 01/06/1940 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action by shell whilst attending to his wounded comrades
Cemetery Les Moeres Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Row A. Grave 11.
Residence: Huddersfield
Birth Place: 1910, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Mrs T Newsome (widow) of 4 Carlton Road, Dewsbury. Husband of Winifred Newsome (nee McGrevy, m. 1940, registered Don Valley) of Goldthorpe, Yorkshire.
Employment: Ex Miner at Shaw Cross Colliery. Also 7 year Army service before outbreak of war.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jun 1940
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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NEWSOME, J R M (T R)
 

Name: NEWSOME, J R M (T R)
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number: 176347
Service/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn. (Formerly RAF)
Roll: .
Enrolled: Joined RAF in 1939
Disembarked: 1942
Date of Capture: 21/07/1943 Age: . years
Fate: Reported missing on 21st Jul 1943. Prisoner of War in German hands, Oflag 5a, Weinburg (Wurtemburg). Released 29 Jun 1945.
Residence: Longlands, Staincliffe
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: Son of Flight-Lieut. Thomas Harold and Edith Newsome (nee Preston, m. 31 May 1914, Earlsheaton, St Peter) of Longlands, Staincliffe.
Employment: The Spen Valley Brewery Company
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Recommended for Military Cross. 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Aug 1943 (photo); 11 Sep 1943
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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Nowell - Pyrah

NOWELL, William

Name: NOWELL, William
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 4619302
Service/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: 1940
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/07/1944 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Burma
Cemetery Imphal War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: Joint grave 7. M. 13-14.
Residence: 1 West Park Grove, Healey, Batley
Birth Place: 12 Mar 1917, Batley
Additional Information: Son of Clement and Louisa Ann Nowell (nee Jubb, m. 26 Nov 1904, Dewsbury, St Mark) of Cawley Farm Cottages, Heckmondwike. Husband of Alice Nowell (nee Loader, m. 1941, registered Spen Valley) of Healey, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Dyer’s Labourer at Messrs. L and M Firth, Ltd., Flush Mills, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Aug 1944
Roll of Honour: Attended Granville Street Methodist Church, Dewsbury
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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PARKER, P C

Name: PARKER, P C
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: NO INFORMATION YET FOUND
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: . Age: . years
How Died: .
Cemetery .
Grave Ref: .
Residence: .
Birth Place: .
Additional Information: .
Employment: .
Marital Status: .
Medal Entitlement: .
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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PARKINSON, Arthur

Name: PARKINSON, Arthur
Rank: Aircraftman 1st Class
Service Number: 1549143
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion Bomber Command
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 23/09/1943 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed whilst flying off Northern Ireland
Cemetery Runneymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 171
Residence: 7 Leyland Road, Birstall
Birth Place: 16 Jun 1922, Birstall
Additional Information: Son of the late James Edward Parkinson and Rachel Parkinson (nee Whiteley, m. 5 Oct 1921, Brownhill, St Saviour).
Employment: Piecener, worsted spinning at Messrs. George Hirst and Sons, Britannia Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Oct 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2
Birstall War Memorial (additional section at the front of the Monument)

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PEARSON, Joseph Henry

Name: PEARSON, Joseph Henry
Rank: Fusilier
Service Number: 4397228
Service/Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
Squadron/Battalion 1/8th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 26/04/1944 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Burma
Cemetery Kohima War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 1. D. 13.
Residence: 72 Bradford Road, Batley
Birth Place: c. 1922
Additional Information: Son of Clifford and Ivy Pearson (nee Greenough, m. 29 Jul 1916, Bruntcliffe, Morley) of 72 Bradford Road, Batley.
Employment: Mesrrs. J T & J Taylor’s Cheapside Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 27 May 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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PENDLEBURY, Ernest

Name: PENDLEBURY, Ernest
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 2000197
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 261 (Airborne) Field Park Coy.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 20/11/1942 Age: 25 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Stavangar (Eiganes) Churchyard, Norway
Grave Ref: Z. 7.
Residence: “Rose Dene” Church Road, Brownhill
Birth Place: 7 May 1917
Additional Information: Son of William and Polly Pendlebury (nee Shaw, m. 1907, registered Dewsbury) of 1 Fusden Lane, Gomersal. Husband of Marjorie Pendlebury (nee Housecroft, m. 1940, registered Spen Valley) of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Mule Spinning Overlooker at Messrs. T Burnley’s Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Dec 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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PICKLES, William Turner

Name: PICKLES, William Turner
Rank: Pilot Officer
Service Number: 109972
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: Pilot
Enrolled: Oct 1941
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 18/12/1942 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: Sec. F. Grave 141. (ashes)
Residence: Barn Acre. High Road End, Knaresborough
Birth Place: 1921, registered Barnet
Additional Information: Son of Edward L. Pickles and Maggie Pickles (nee Turner, m. 1912, registered Dewsbury) of Knaresborough. B.A. Hons. (Cantab.).
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Jan 1943
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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POLLARD, Alfred

Name: POLLARD, Alfred
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: T/268777
Service/Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 13/01/1943 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Lybia
Cemetery Tripoli War Cemetery, Libya
Grave Ref: 10. C. 17.
Residence: 2 Bromley Road, Batley
Birth Place: 30 Jul 1921, Batley
Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Margaret Pollard (nee Luty, m. 23 May 1904, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of 2 Bromley Road, Hanging Heaton, Batley. Brother to Harold (RA), Stanley (RE) and Hubert Pollard.
Employment: Employed by his uncle, Mr Willie Pollard, Fruiterer, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Jan 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Attended Hanging Heaton Parish Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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POLLARD, Kenneth

Name: POLLARD, Kenneth
Rank: Leading Aircraftman
Service Number: 1485639
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll: .
Enrolled: Padgate, joined after April 1941.
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/06/1944 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died in hospital, Lucknow, India after 10 weeks of illness
Cemetery Delhi War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 6. D. 13.
Residence: 16 Copley Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: 1922, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Joe and Edith Pollard (nee Houlbrook, m. 8 Jan 1911, Staincliffe, Christ Church) of Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Messrs. H Hill Ltd. Oil Extractors, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Jun 1944; 24 Jun 1944 (photo); 12 May 1945
Roll of Honour: Attended Carlinghow Working Mens Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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POTTER, Stanley

Name: POTTER, Stanley
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 4688470
Service/Regiment: Reconnaissance Corps, R.A.C.
Squadron/Battalion 46th Regt.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 02/10/1943 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of wounds, Italy
Cemetery Salerno War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: V. B. 24.
Residence: 1, Yard 2, North Street, Cross Bank
Birth Place: 1916, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Sarah Ann Potter (later Butterfield) of 5 Brownhill Road, Brookroyd, Batley. Husband of Jenny (Janey) Potter (nee Dixon, m. 1939, registered Spen Valley) of Carlinghow, Batley.
Employment: Messrs. H Haigh, Woolen Manufacturers, Birkenshaw
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Nov 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: .
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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PRIESTLEY, Farrar

Name: PRIESTLEY, Farrar
Rank: Sergeant
Service Number: 1681685
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 358 Sqdn.
Roll: Wireless Operator / Air Gunner
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 12/06/1945 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed on air operations
Cemetery Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh
Grave Ref: 3. C. 6.
Residence: 1 Mount Terrace, Batley
Birth Place: 21 Oct 1909, Batley
Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Emma Jane Priestley (nee Dyson, m. 2 Mar 1907, Batley Carr, Holy Trinity) of Batley. Husband of Dorothy Priestley (nee Ainsworth, m.1935, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Warper for Messrs. Joseph Newsom & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Jun 1945
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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PYRAH, Arthur

Name: PYRAH, Arthur
Rank: Flying Officer
Service Number: 130235
Service/Regiment: Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve
Squadron/Battalion 7 Sqdn. (Bomber Command)
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 30/07/1943 Age: 29 years
How Died: Reported missing over Germany on raid on Hamburg
Cemetery Runneymede Memorial, Surrey
Grave Ref: Panel 129.
Residence: “Southlea” Tingley
Birth Place: Batley, 13 Jul 1913
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Annice Pyrah of 39 Mill Lane, Batley. Husband of Rose Pyrah (nee Argyle, m. 1939, registered Lower Agbrigg).
Employment: Fettler at Messrs. Taylor Yeilding & Co.’s, Prospect Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: Air Crew Europe Star; 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Aug 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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