ABBOT – BROWN (Batley)

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ABBOT (ABBOTT), William

Name: ABBOT (ABBOTT), William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2800
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“W Coy” 1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley Oct 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 21/11/1915 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot by sniper
Cemetery Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. G. 10.
Residence: No.3, Yard 3, Baines Street, Dark Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, Jul 1896
Additional Information: Youngest son of John and Ellen Abbot (nee Shaw, m. 30 Jul 1877, Dewsbury All Saints). Brother-in-law of Harry Harris (died 20 Jul 1916)
Employment: Piecener, G & T Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Nov 1915, 4 Dec 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ACKROYD, Harry

Name: ACKROYD, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 235317
Unit/Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment (Formerly 205221 West Yorkshire Regiment)
2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, May 1917
Disembarked: Jul 1917
Date of Death: 26/09/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Shot by sniper whilst being carried on stretcher
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 35 to 37 and 162 to 162A.
Residence: 28 Oakdene, Soothill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 4 May 1886
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Ackroyd (nee Roberts, m. 23 Feb 1884, Hanging Heaton St Paul)
Employment: Finisher, Wrigley & Parker, Green Hill Mills
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Oct 1917, 20 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church; Soothill Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ACKROYD (AKEROYD), John William

Name: ACKROYD (AKEROYD), John William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37291
Unit/Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment (Formerly 33256 KOYLI)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 18 Jul 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 04/10/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47 to 48 and 163A.
Residence: Late of the Lord Nelson Inn, Carlinghow. His wife running a fish & Chip business at 49b Crossbank Road, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 11 May 1886
Additional Information: Son of the late Walter Akeroyd and Sarah Akeroyd (Swales nee Jenkinson). Husband to Florrie Ackeroyd (nee Littlewood, m. 25 Aug 1913, Burmantofts, Leeds St Agnes Parish Church).
Employment: Assisted Mother, Lord Nelson Inn, Carlinghow
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Oct 1917, 20 Jul 1918. Batley Reporter, 16 Nov 1917, 19 Jul 1918
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

AINLEY, Albert

Name: AINLEY, Albert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35678
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 5513 KOYLI)
21st (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/11/1916 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Grave Ref: III. A. 189.
Residence: 188 healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Sushannah Ainley (nee Clegg, m. Oct 1871 Dewsbury) of 188 Healey Lane, Batley.
Employment: Clerk, J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Dec 1916 (photo). Batley Reporter, 1 Dec 1916
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Common Road Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

AINLEY, Allen

Name: AINLEY, Allen
Rank: Private
Service Number: 81885
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry (formerly 38737 West Riding Regiment)
11th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley),May 1917
Disembarked: Mar 1918
Date of Death: 17/08/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Sucrerie Cemetery, Ablain-St.Nazaire, France
Grave Ref: V. E. 4
Residence: 30 Whitaker Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, Apr 1899
Additional Information: Son of Frank and Sarah Ainley (nee Greenwood, m. 16 Nov 1895, Batley All Saints) of 30 Whitaker Street Batley. Cousin of David Ainley.
Employment: Spinner, Simon Cooper Ltd. Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 31 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

AINLEY, David

Name: AINLEY, David
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34479
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield, 1915
Disembarked: Sep 1917
Date of Death: 20/07/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in action
Cemetery Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France
Grave Ref:
Residence: 3 Bilcliffe Buildings, Preston Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, Apr 1898
Additional Information: Son of David (bootmaker) & Elizabeth Ainley (nee Hardy, m. 8 Mar 1884, Batley All Saints) of 2 East Street. Cousin of Allen Ainley.
Employment: Twister, J Blackburn & Co., New Ing Mill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Aug 1918, 24 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ALLEN, Ernest

Name: ALLEN, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 36330
Unit/Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) (Formerly 5218 York and Lancaster Regiment)
10th Bn.
Enrolled: Heckmondwike (Kilpin hill Lane)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 04/10/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
Residence: Kilpin Hill Lane, near Dewsbury
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, 1893
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Jane A Allen and the late John Allen of 102 High Street, Heckmondwike
Employment: Coal Hurrier then later at Messrs A Rhodes & Co., Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Heckmondwike War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ALLERTON, William

Name: ALLERTON, William
Rank: Battery Sergeant Major
Service Number: 712
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“C” Bty. 246th (West Riding) Bde.
Enrolled: Heckmondwike, 5 Aug 1914
Disembarked: 15 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 03/09/1916 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. (sustained mid Jul 1916)
Cemetery Acheux British Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Plot 1. Row A. Grave 23.
Residence: 52 Rock Terrace, Soothill Lane
Birth Place: Bramley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of John and Elizabeth Allerton (nee Wade). Served in the Territorial Force, Heckmondwike Battery, RFA, 7.5 years up to his death. (1911 Census, living with his sister Annie Allerton and his brother James Allerton at Rock Terrace, Soothill Lane).
Employment: Foreman, G & J Wilson, Rag Merchants, Oaks Road, Soothill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Sep 1916 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 16 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Associated with Batley Working Mens Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

APPLEYARD, John

Name: APPLEYARD, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43818
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
19th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 17 Jan 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 07/08/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in action
Cemetery Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: D 24
Residence: 11, Fox Buildings, Halifax Rd., Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Liversedge, C 1896
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Mary Ellen Appleyard (nee Hays, m. Mar 1895, Dewsbury)
Employment: Piecener, George Fox & Sons, Staincliffe
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

APPLEYARD, Walter

Name: APPLEYARD, Walter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35681
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 5479 KOYLI)
21st (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Jun 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 09/04/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bailleul Road East Cemetery, Saint Laurent Blangy, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. A. 26.
Residence: 19 Suffolk Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Hannah Appleyard (nee Wilson, m 24 Feb 1878, Batley All Saints), of 19 Suffolk St., Batley.
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills, milling department
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

Archer - Asquith

ARCHER, Ernest

Name: ARCHER, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33040
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 18/12/1916 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in captivity. Captured 18 Nov 1916.
Cemetery Ontario Cemetery, Sains-les-Marquion
Grave Ref: II. E. 13.
Residence: 16 Town Street, Batley Carr, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Jane Archer (nee Stead, m. 11 Sep 1871, Dewsbury) of 38, Wood Hill, Batley Carr. Husband of Minnie Archer (nee Jardine, m. 24 Jul 1915, Batley Carr Holy Trinity). Derby Recruit.
Employment: Finishing Dept., CWS Livingstone Mills, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Dec 1916, 16 Dec 1916 (photo), 10 Feb 1917, 24 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ARCHER, Percy

Name: ARCHER, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 63753
Unit/Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
15th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 7 May 1918
Disembarked: France, 12 Sep 1918
Date of Death: 30/09/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Uplands Cemetery, Magney-la-Fosse, France
Grave Ref: A. 5.
Residence: 13 Elmwood Grove, Mount Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of William and Ellen Annie Archer (nee Denton, m. 19 Sep 1892, Dewsbury) of South Woodbine Street, Flatts, Dewsbury. Husband of Annie Archer (nee Harrison, m. 22 Apr 1916, Dewsbury All Saints)
Employment: Clerk, Brown’s Chemical Works, Savile Town
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 29 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ARCHER (10.5.1917), Fred (Freddie)

Name: ARCHER (10.5.1917), Fred (Freddie)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 29964
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1916
Disembarked: 5 Oct 1916
Date of Death: 10/05/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. D. 2.
Residence: 10 Beaumont Place, Staincliffe Hall Road
Birth Place: Staincliffe, Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of Albert Edward and Ann Archer, of Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks. Engaged to Miss Ethel Hargreaves of Woodwell.
Employment: Warehouseman, C Robinson & Sons, Staincliffe
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe C of E Junior School; Staincliffe Wesleyan Church; Staincliffe Liberal Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ARCHER (11.6.1916), Fred

Name: ARCHER (11.6.1916), Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25140
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1915
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 11/06/1916 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. C. 1.
Residence: Wakefield Road, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 12 Oct 1885
Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Sarah Archer (nee Richardson, m.1871, Dewsbury). Husband to Agnes Archer (nee Thorpe, m.Mar 1906, Dewsbury)
Employment: Warehouseman, S Stross & Sons, Scout Hill, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ARMITAGE, Harry

Name: ARMITAGE, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35220
Unit/Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment
7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 18/09/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Gouzeaucourt New British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. G. 6.
Residence: 4 Warwick Mount, Batley
Birth Place: Ravensthorpe, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Martha Armitage (nee Bedford) of Primrose Hill, Batley. Husband of Martha Holmes Armitage (nee Preston, m.5 Nov 1910, Batley all Saints).
Employment: Blanket Raiser, J Fenton & Son, Batley Carr
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: Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ARMITAGE, William

Name: ARMITAGE, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2612
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“X” Coy. 1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Wakefield, 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 06/09/1915 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. G. 25.
Residence: 35, Russell St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Leeds, 1880
Additional Information: Son of the late Henry and Sarah Ann Armitage, of Morley. Husband of Mary Armitage (nee Walker m. 30 Jun 1900 Batley, All Saints).
Employment: Stoker, Batley Gas Works. (aka “Gashouse Bill”)
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Sep 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ASHTON, Leonard

Name: ASHTON, Leonard
Rank: Ex-Private
Service Number: 71377
Unit/Regiment: Royal Defence Corps
11th Training Reserve Battalion
Enrolled: 27 Apr 1917
Disembarked: Discharged 15 Aug 1917
Date of Death: 04/10/1919 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Ilness in Great Britain. (tuberculous epididymitis).
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: N 172
Residence: 3 Wood Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Liversedge, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of James William and Nancy Ashton (nee Mountain, m. 10 Jul 1892, Birstall St Peter).
Employment: Rag Grinder
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Nothing found
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Oct 1919 (classifieds), 2 Oct 1920 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ASHTON, Thomas

Name: ASHTON, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242107
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Doncaster, 21 Mar 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 39 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7.
Residence: 80 King Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1878
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Ashton of King Street, Batley Carr. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Ashton (nee Sykes, m. 1916)
Employment: Greengrocer, King Street, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Jul 1917 (photo), 2 Mar 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Congregational Mission Rooms, King Street, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ASHTON, William

Name: ASHTON, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30002
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 24579 York & Lancaster Regiment)
22nd Bn (Labour Bn)
Enrolled: Batley, 21 Mar 1916
Disembarked: France, Mar 1916
Date of Death: 12/09/1916 Age: 39 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Plot 2. Row D. Grave 20.
Residence: 30 Craven Place, High Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1880
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Sarah Ann Ashton of King Street, Batley Carr. Husband of Annie Ashton (nee Rusby, m. 25 Dec 1915, Thornhill St Michael). Brother of Thomas Ashton. Derby Scheme Recruit
Employment: Teamer for G H Kitson, Contractor, Dale Street, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Sep 1916
Roll of Honour: Congregational Mission Rooms, King Street, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

ASQUITH, Paul

Name: ASQUITH, Paul
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43050
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
2nd
Enrolled: Heckmondwike (Dewsbury), Apr 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 16/08/1917 Age: 25 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 42 to 47 and 162.
Residence: 1 Rayners Avenue, Hightown.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of the late Walter Asquith and Ruth Asquith of William Street, Staincliffe. Husband to Beatrice Alice Asquith (nee Wood, m. 22 Mar 1916, Hightown S Barnabus)
Employment: Rag Merchant, Healey
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Sep 1917, 20 Jul 1918
Roll of Honour: Upper Chapel, Heckmondwike
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

Atkins - Ball

ATKINS, Samuel

Name: ATKINS, Samuel
Rank: Private
Service Number: 47708
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1917
Disembarked: Mar 1918
Date of Death: 14/04/1918 Age: 41 years
How Died: Missing presumed dead by War Office 24/7/1919
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 182 Greenwood’s Buildings, Commonside, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Almondbury, c.1879
Additional Information: Son of John and Frances Atkins of Almondbury. Husband of Elizabeth Atkins (nee Wilson, m. 20 Jul 1907, Hanging Heaton St Paul)
Employment: Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 10 Jan 1919 (photo), 1 Aug 1919. Dewsbury Reporter, 11 Jan 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

AUTY, Frederick

Name: AUTY, Frederick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16485
Unit/Regiment: East Riding Yeomanary
Corps of Lancers
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Jan 1918
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 10/10/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died at Sea aboard Irish steamer “leinster” (torpedoed).
Cemetery Grangegorman Military Cemetery, Republic of Ireland
Grave Ref: Pres. 92.
Residence: 1, Warwick Mount, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.Oct 1889
Additional Information: Son of John Alfred and Annie Eliza Auty (nee Bryan, m. Sep 1897, Dewsbury). Torpedoed whilst returning home aboard RMS “Leinster” from training in Ireland.
Employment: Twister, Wilson Brothers, Orme Mills, Clerk Green
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Nothing found
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

AVISON, Charles

Name: AVISON, Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37292
Unit/Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment (Formerly 33371 KOYLI)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 17/04/1917 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained 14 Apr 1917
Cemetery Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. E. 18.
Residence: 47, Wilson’s Buildings, Bradford Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of the late Arthur Avison and Annie Elizabeth Avison (nee Sheard, m. 1879, Dewsbury) of 47 Wilson’s Buildings, Bradford Road, Batley. Husband of Linda Avison (nee Austin, m. 1 Mar 1914, Batley, St Thomas). Brother of Fred Avison, pal of Thomas Whiteley.
Employment: George Heppenstall, Waste Merchants, Bradford Road. (Waste Puller).
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Apr 1917, 28 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion); Batley Conservative Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

AVISON, Fred

Name: AVISON, Fred
Rank: Ex-Private
Service Number: 48096
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own). (Formerly 301761 and 6102 Durham Light Infantry 1st/8th Bn.)
Enrolled: 7 Dec 1915
Disembarked: Discharged 15/10/1917
Date of Death: 27/05/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died through illness
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: E 226
Residence: 3 Cross Park Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Annie Elizabeth Avison (nee Sheard, m. 1879 registered Dewsbury) and the late Arthur Avison. Reservist, repatriated due to illness, died in Batley. Brother of Charles Avison ( Died of Wounds 17 Apr 1917).
Employment: Tram Driver
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jun 1918 (classifieds). Batley Reporter, 20 Apr 1917
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BAILEY, Harry (Henry Gamble)

Name: BAILEY, Harry (Henry Gamble)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 22045
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Nov 1915
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 25/09/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing, now presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Residence: 7, Bankfoot St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 4 Jun 1897
Additional Information: Son of John and Alice Bailey (nee Gamble, m. 30 Jan 1897, Batley All Saints) of Bankfoot Street, Batley
Employment: Finishing Dept., J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Oct 1916 (photo), 18 Nov 1916 (photo), 7 Jul 1917
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street; Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BAILEY, Joseph Henry

Name: BAILEY, Joseph Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3597
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Mirfield (Dewsbury), Dec 1914
Disembarked: 25 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 04/07/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France
Grave Ref: VI. A. 2.
Residence: 25, Bromley St., Common Side, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Soothill, 5 Dec 1887
Additional Information: Son of Paul and Sarah Helen Bailey (nee Hanson, m. 9 Jun 1883, Hanging Heaton St Paul) of Hanging Heaton, Batley. Husband of Mary Bailey (nee Turner, m. 1910). Gallantry Card awarded for conduct on 4 July 1916.
Employment: Criggleston Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jul 1916 (photo), 7 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Soldiers Story: Joseph Henry Bailey

BAILEY, Joshua

Name: BAILEY, Joshua
Rank: Private
Service Number: M/283980
Unit/Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
attd. “K” Anti-Aircraft Bty.
Enrolled: France, Jan 1917
Disembarked: 21 Mar 1917
Date of Death: 20/12/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Influenza in France
Cemetery Valenciennes (St Roch) Communal Cemetery
Grave Ref: II. B. 7.
Residence: 1A, Carr Street, Batley Carr, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of William and Hannah Bailey (nee Earnshaw, m. 1870, Batley All Saints). Husband of Flora Bailey (nee Robinson, m. 11 Oct 1911, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Upper Road, Batley Carr).
Employment: Manager, Dewsbury & Batley Ice Company, Ltd.
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 3 Jan 1919, 20 Jan 1922 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BAINES, Frederick Butler

Name: BAINES, Frederick Butler
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17994
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked: Balkans, 30 Jun 1915
Date of Death: 31/07/1915 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing presumed killed in action at Dardanelles
Cemetery Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222.
Residence: Dark Lane, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Mary Ann Baines of Dark Lane, Batley
Employment: Plumber
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Aug 1915, 23 Oct 1915, 30 Oct 1915, 13 Nov 1915, 4 Dec 1915, 11 Dec 1915 (photo), 14 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BAKES, Harry

Name: BAKES, Harry
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 113544
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
194th Siege Bty.
Enrolled: Batley, 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/09/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Talana Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: III. J. 19.
Residence: 4 Back Crescent Street, Cross Bank, Batley
Birth Place: Cleckheaton, 15 Feb 1890
Additional Information: Son of Ward and Sarah Bakes (nee Costas, m. 12 Apr 1879, Bradford St Peter), of Hartshead Moor, Cleckheaton. Husband of Helen R Bakes (nee Peters, m. Jun 1913).
Employment: Butchering Dept., Batley Co-op Society
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Sep 1917
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BALL, Frederick Henry

Name: BALL, Frederick Henry
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 200624
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Cleckheaton (Heckmondwike)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 30/09/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of wounds
Cemetery Cambrai East Military Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Cauroir C.C. Mem.
Residence: 31 The Croft, Batley Road, Heckmondwike
Birth Place: Earlswood, Surrey, c.1885
Additional Information: Parents unknown. Husband of Annie Ball (nee Fitton, m. 12 Feb 1907, New Mills, Derbyshire).
Employment:
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

Balmforth - Bateman


BALMFORTH, Joseph Norman

Name: BALMFORTH, Joseph Norman
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10915
Unit/Regiment: Royal Fusiliers
23rd Bn
Enrolled: Newcastle upon Tyne, Apr 1916
Disembarked: Jul 1916
Date of Death: 14/11/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action after taking part in advance
Cemetery Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. A. 32.
Residence: 33 Purlwell Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 7 Sep 1893
Additional Information: Son of John Walter and Sarah Ann Balmforth (nee Holt, m. 1889, Dewsbury) of Naylor Street, Batley Carr. Husband of Martha Hannah Balmforth (nee Clayton, m. 18 Sep 1915, Purlwell Wesleyan Chapel, Batley).
Employment: Rag Foreman, Messrs Jebbs, Newcastle
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Dec 1916. Dewsbury Reporter, 9 Dec 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BARBER, Albert Armitage

Name: BARBER, Albert Armitage
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3701
Unit/Regiment: Cameron Highlanders
4th Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Enrolled: Bradford (Staincliffe), Aug 1915
Disembarked: France, Feb 1916
Date of Death: 11/07/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 15 B.
Residence: 35 Staincliffe Hall Road
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c. 1894
Additional Information: Son of Joe Clegg and Louisa Barber (nee Armitage, m. 11 Aug 1892, Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents). Letter from pal suggests Killed in Action 12 Jul 1916. Batley News suggest Killed in Action 13 Jul 1916.
Employment: Grocery Dept., Batley Cooperative Society, Bridge Street, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jul 1916 (photo), 5 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BARBER, Albert Edward

Name: BARBER, Albert Edward
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 17/2120
Unit/Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles (Formerly 27332 KOYLI)
11th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Feb 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 22/01/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died of Wounds at Bally Kinley Hospital, Co. Down, Ireland. (Wounded Aug 1917)
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: K. 263.
Residence: 50 Shay Terrace, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Gomersal, c. 1893
Additional Information: Son of Joseph Ramsden Barber and Ellen Barber (nee Trevitt, m. 26 Dec 1874, Birstall St Peter). Wounded in head & hand Aug 1917. Died convalescent camp, Ballykinler, Ireland (22 Jan 1918).
Employment: Condenser Minder at J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Jan 1918, 2 Feb 1918 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 2 Feb 1918
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BARBER, Edward

Name: BARBER, Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18/744
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
18th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford Apr 1915
Disembarked: Egypt 6 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 18 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
Residence: 3 Devon Street, Batley
Birth Place: Soothill, 31 Jul 1897
Additional Information: Son of William Thomas and Ada Barber (nee Pearson, m. 22 Nov 1890, Leeds), of 3 Devon Street, Batley. Brother of Willie Barber (Killed in Action 22/23 Jul 1916).
Employment: Lamp Department, West End Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1916 (photo), 5 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BARBER, Robert Ramsden

Name: BARBER, Robert Ramsden
Rank: Private
Service Number: TR5/223453
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Training Reserve Bn. (53rd Young Soldiers Garrison)
Enrolled: Pontefract, 15 Oct 1918
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 29/10/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Died of Septic Pneumonia at Clipstone Training Camp
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: H 739
Residence: 8 Upton Street, Cross Bank
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, 26 Sep 1900
Additional Information: Son of Joe & Amy Barber (nee Townend) of 55 Halifax Road, Dewsbury.
Employment: Cine Operator, Victoria Hall. Also studying for the Church.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Not eligible
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Nov 1918. Batley Reporter, 8 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BARBER, Willie

Name: BARBER, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1737
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 23/07/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. 13.
Residence: 3 Devon Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 11 Dec 1895
Additional Information: Son of William Thomas and Ada Barber (nee Pearson), of 3 Devon Street, Batley. Brother of Edward Barber (Killed in Action 1 Jul 1916).Saved two lives in Gainsborough Raft Disaster.
Employment: Pony Driver, West End Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BARCLAY, James Arthur

Name: BARCLAY, James Arthur
Rank: Ex-Private
Service Number: 130485
Unit/Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
Motor Transport
Enrolled: Leeds, 18 Oct 1915
Disembarked: Discharged 2 Mar 1919
Date of Death: 08/07/1919 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain
Cemetery Leeds ?
Grave Ref:
Residence: 14 Vesper Mount, Kirstall, Leeds
Birth Place: Batley, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of the late James Barclay and Hannah Barclay (nee Copeman) of 92 Purlwell Lane Mount Pleasant Batley. Husband of Florence Barclay (nee Holliday, m. 20 Dec 1913, Dewsbury Registry Office))
Employment: Storekeeper
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 9 Jul 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BARRACLOUGH, Gilbert

Name: BARRACLOUGH, Gilbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 28297
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“C” Coy. 1st Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/10/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. J. 3.
Residence: 18, Hanover St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of George and Elizabeth Barraclough (nee Hepworth, m. 26 May 1895, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Woolen Piecener
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 3 Oct 1919
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BARTHOLOMEW (HALL), William

Name: BARTHOLOMEW (HALL), William
Rank: Ex-L/Cpl
Service Number: 3/1060
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
3rd Bn.
Enrolled: Pontefract, 17 Sep 1912 (Territorial)
Disembarked: Discharged 9 May 1919
Date of Death: 01/06/1922 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain (W.R. Asylum, Wakefield)
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: H 715
Residence: 15 Russell Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c. 1896
Additional Information: Stepson of Walter Tolson and son of Louisa Sophia Tolson (formerly Bartholomew, Hall, nee Sykes) of 42 Pearl Street, Batley. Enlisted as William Hall
Employment: Platelayer’s Labourer (Woolen Dyer previous to enlistment)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Jun 1922 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: (C of E)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BATEMAN, Edwin Henry

Name: BATEMAN, Edwin Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: G/21164
Unit/Regiment: Middlesex Regiment
No 7 Platoon, “B” Coy. 23rd Bn
Enrolled: Mill Hill, Middlesex, (Batley), 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 24/03/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7.
Residence: 31 France street, Soothill
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Apr 1895
Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Susan Bateman (nee Broadhead, m. 14 Jan 1888, Batley All Saints). Husband to Phoebe Bateman (nee Smith, m. 1917 Strood).
Employment: Traveller for a Bradford Company
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918, 11 May 1918 (photo), 4 Jan 1919
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 1

Batley - Berry

BATLEY, Harry

Name: BATLEY, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 47657
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1917
Disembarked: Dec 1917
Date of Death: 20/07/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Missing presumed killed in action
Cemetery Courmas British Cemetery, Marne, France
Grave Ref: II. J. 8.
Residence: 16, Brownhill Rd., Batley.
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of the late Thomas Henry and Janet Batley (nee Fawcett). Husband of Mary Ann Batley (nee Ineson, m. 14 Aug 1915, Brownhill St Saviour).
Employment: Foundry Labourer (1911). Baker, Dewsbury Pioneers Industrial Society
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BATTLE, John

Name: BATTLE, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201814
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: 8 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 24/11/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action in Egypt
Cemetery Jerusalem War Memorial, Israel and Palestine (including Gaza)
Grave Ref: X. 31.
Residence: 28 Cross Chapel Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley Carr, Jan 1898
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Owen and Harriett Battle (nee Lockwood, m. 1895, Dewsbury) of 28 Cross Chapel Street, Batley
Employment: Trapper (Underground in colliery)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BATTYE (BATY), Edmund

Name: BATTYE (BATY), Edmund
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2067
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 19/02/1915 Age: 22 years
How Died: Drowned during training on military raft at Gainsborough
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O 525
Residence: 22 New Street, Batley (living with his sister, Mrs Fitzpatrick)
Birth Place: Bruntcliffe, Morley, 29 Oct 1892
Additional Information: Son of John and Margaret Battye (nee Fitzpatrick) of Wentworth Place, Fieldhead Lane, Birstall. Edmund joint the Territorials in 1914)
Employment: Miner at Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Not eligible
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Feb 1915
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BEAUMONT, Percy

Name: BEAUMONT, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 143098
Unit/Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
4th Coy.
Enrolled: Cleckheaton, Nov 1914
Disembarked: Balkans, 7 Jul 15
Date of Death: 15/04/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 11.
Residence: 123A, Taylor St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Birstall, 1891
Additional Information: Son of Henry Beaumont, of Birstall. Husband of Bertha Beaumont (nee Spencer m. 23 Dec 1911 Gomersal St Mary).
Employment: White Lee Colliery
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BEAUMONT, Thomas

Name: BEAUMONT, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 235487
Unit/Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) (Formerly 7538, 502712 Durham Light Infantry)
9th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract (Batley), Oct 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 05/10/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Beaurevoir Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France
Grave Ref: C. 3.
Residence: 24, Cobden St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Grimsby, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of George and Eliza Kezia Beaumont (nee Thorp). Also served in Italy. Brother of William Beaumont (K in A 18 Sep 1916)
Employment: Walter Dawson & Sons. Chartered Accountants, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Town Mission
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BEAUMONT, William

Name: BEAUMONT, William
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 19736
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
9th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford, Mar 1915
Disembarked: Balkans, 13 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 18/09/1916 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: I. B. 1.
Residence: 30 Cobden Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Mar 1889
Additional Information: Son of George and Eliza Kezia Beaumont (nee Thorp). Husband of Annie Beaumont (nee Walker, m.18 Dec 1909, Batley All Saints). Also served in Egypt.
Employment: Hopper Minder, G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Sept 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Town Mission
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BENNETT, William

Name: BENNETT, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7228
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: 14 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 28/10/1914 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 31
Residence: 5, The Grove, Housing Estate, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Gomersal, 25 Feb 1883
Additional Information: Son of the late John Bennett and Louisa Bennett (nee Ball). Husband of Mabel Bennett (nee Sykes, m. 18 May 1907, Sheffield St George’s). Reservist on outbreak of war.
Employment: Teamer
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Sept 1916
Roll of Honour: Birstall Mount Top Wesleyan Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BENSON, Marriott

Name: BENSON, Marriott
Rank: C/Sgt (WO2)
Service Number: 6970
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Attd. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment))
No. 5 Coy 2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: France, 28 feb 1915
Date of Death: 13/10/1915 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 97 and 98.
Residence: Son of Mrs Jane Benson, Taylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of late George Benson and Jane Benson. Husband of Jessie F. P. Benson (nee Andus, m. Sep 1910, Farnham, Surrey).
Employment: 14 Years a soldier. Previously a cutter, for Michael Sheard of Hick Lane
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Nov 1915
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BENSON, Willie

Name: BENSON, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: TR6/19234
Unit/Regiment: Training Reserve
15th Bn
Enrolled: Mar 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 10/05/1917 Age: 18 years
How Died: Died of Wounds Recd at Midlands training camp (Brockton Hospital Staffordshire)
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: R. 72.
Residence: 15 Victor Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of Tom and Mary Ann Benson (nee Thompson, m. 1894, Dewsbury). Died from septic poisoning after hand grenade exploded near head during training. Brother Harold Benson awarded DCM (Batley News, 16 Jun 1917).
Employment: William North & Sons, Joiners and Undertakers
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Not eligible
Obituary: Batley News, 12 May 1917, 19 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BERRY, Arthur

Name: BERRY, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 56181
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
3rd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Apr 1918
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 11/07/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died at Whitley Bay VAD Hospital of influenza
Cemetery Heckmondwike Upper Congregational Chapel Yard
Grave Ref: B. 2. 15.
Residence:
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of John William and Martha Ann Berry (nee Lambert, m. 1890, Dewsbury), of 147, Halifax Road, Heckmondwike.
Employment: Bell Brothers, Engineers, Ravensthorpe
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Not eligible
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Jul 1918, 20 Jul 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Upper Chapel, Heckmondwike
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BERRY, Harold

Name: BERRY, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16617
Unit/Regiment: Coldstream Guards
1st Bn
Enrolled: Halifax (Ripponden), 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 04/03/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Sailly-Saillisel British Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. G. 3.
Residence: Lodged at 3 Belvedere Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Ripponden, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Leonard and Alice Mary Berry (nee Waddington, m. 28 Jun 1884, Halifax St John the Baptist), of 106, Unity Terrace, Ripponden, Halifax, Yorks.
Employment: Constable, Batley Constabulary
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 31 Mar 1917
Roll of Honour: West Riding Police
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BERRY, Sam

Name: BERRY, Sam
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34379
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 02/12/1917 Age: 37 years
How Died: Missing presumed killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Batley Drill Shed Yard
Birth Place: Batley, c.1881
Additional Information: Son of the late Charles and Ischa Berry (nee Burnley, m. 1878, Dewsbury). Pal of Joshua Lee.
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Branch Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jan 1918, 12 Jan 1918
Roll of Honour: Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

Best - Booth

BEST, Robert

Name: BEST, Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 50282
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Heckmondwike, Dec 1916
Disembarked: Mar 1917
Date of Death: 27/09/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Missing since 27 May 1918 found as POW died in hospital France/Belgium
Cemetery Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. K. 9.
Residence: 3 Cullingworth Street, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 1889
Additional Information: Son of Joseph & Sarah Best (nee Exley). Husband to Florence Best (nee Hitchin, m. 1915)
Employment: Fitter, Provincial Motor Garage, Leeds
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jun 1918, 6 Jul 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 28 Jun 1918, 2 Aug 1918, 27 Dec 1918, 28 Feb 1919
Roll of Honour: Upper Chapel, Heckmondwike; Staincliffe Liberal Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BESWICK, Fred

Name: BESWICK, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 47499
Unit/Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 8 Mar 1917
Disembarked: 1 Apr 1918
Date of Death: 03/10/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Died of wounds received in action
Cemetery Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Ref: V. C. 9.
Residence: 61, Queen St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 29 Jan 1899
Additional Information: Son of James and Clara Elizabeth Beswick (nee Watson, m. 21 Jul 1894, Batley All Saints), of 61 Queen Street, Batley
Employment: Messrs. Wuton Ltd., Rag Merchants
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Oct 1918, 19 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill; St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BINNS, Arthur Lee

Name: BINNS, Arthur Lee
Rank: Private
Service Number: 23218
Unit/Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
9th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 28/05/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Tansport Farm), Belgium (Memorial on Parents Grave ref C 672 Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England)
Grave Ref: IV. F. 28.
Residence: 65 Robinson’s Buildings, Bradford Road W, Batley
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 16 Jul 1891
Additional Information: Son of Florence Lee, and stepson of Mr Herman Binns (m. 1895), 5 Britannia Buildings, Taylor Street, Batley. Husband to Nellie Binns (nee Weare, m. 14 Apr 1916, Carlinghow St John).
Employment: Tuner, G & T Stubley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Soldiers Story: Arthur Lee Binns

BLACKBURN, John Herbert

Name: BLACKBURN, John Herbert (Jack)
Rank: Lieutenant
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 1st/4th Bn (Territorial Force))
9th Bn (Territorial Force)
Enrolled: 1915
Disembarked: 15 Aug 1916
Date of Death: 08/02/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of pneumonia at No. 10 Casualty Clearing Station
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: X. A. 6.
Residence: Ivy Dene, Field Hill, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of John Sheard Blackburn and Emma Blackburn (nee Wilson, m. 1894 Dewsbury), Ivy Dene, Field Hill
Employment: Batley Old Mill (Family Business)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Sep 1916 (photo), 17 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion); Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BLAKELEY, Charles Edmund

Name: BLAKELEY, Charles Edmund
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 2386
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 21/12/1915 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Gassed in enemy attack of 19 Dec 1915
Cemetery Wimereux Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. L. 3.
Residence: Halifax Road, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Mirfield, 7 Oct 1893
Additional Information: Son of George and Lily Blakeley (nee Holroyd, m. 25 Oct 1890, Staincliffe Christ Church), of Dewsbury, Yorks.
Employment: Rag Grinder, Machell Brothers Ltd, Cloth Hall Mills, Dewsbury.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jan 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BODEN, Percy

Name: BODEN, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 65620
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly TR/5/117889 Training Reserve Bn.)
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford, May 1917
Disembarked: Easter, 1918
Date of Death: 21/06/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Died in Captivity after operation for appenditis
Cemetery Hamburg Cemetery, Germany
Grave Ref: IV. F. 15.
Residence: 57, Rock Hill House, Upper Batley Lane, Brownhill, Batley, Yorkshire.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1900
Additional Information: Son of Edward Boden and the late Louisa Boden (nee Parkin, m. 15 Jul 1893, Birstall St Peter). Captured on or about 10 Apr 1918 on his first visit to the front line. Died after operation for appendicitis.
Employment: Carrier, (own bussiness), Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 May 1918 (photo), 8 Jun 1918, 10 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s); Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BOOKER, Herbert

Name: BOOKER, Herbert
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 72618
Unit/Regiment: Irish Rifles
Enrolled: 1917
Disembarked: 1917
Date of Death: 06/01/1919 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died at home of Bronchial pneumonia, awaiting discharge
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: H 624
Residence: 198 Healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Armley, Leeds, 6 May 1882
Additional Information: Son of Mathew and Charlotte Booker (nee Hemsley, m. 25 Nov 1872, Tadcaster). Husband of Norah Emily Booker (nee Powell, m. Bromyard, Herefordshire)
Employment: Master Market Gardener
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 24 Aug 1917, 26 Apr 1918, 10 Jan 1919 (photo). Batley News, 27 Apr 1918, 11 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BOOTH, Arthur

Name: BOOTH, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30824
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Mar 1916
Disembarked: Apr 1917
Date of Death: 19/04/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died in captivity
Cemetery Le Cateau Military Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. B. 56.
Residence: 58, Wood Terrace, Warwick Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Joe and Jane Booth (nee Hirst, m. 2 Oct 1880, New Mill, Yorkshire). Captured Mar 1918, held at Limburg. Brother of Jon Booth (K in A 28 Nov 1917)
Employment: Manager, Melia’s Grocery Store, Huddersfield
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 May 1918, 28 Dec 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 3 May 1918
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BOOTH, Herbert

Name: BOOTH, Herbert
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 16960
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“A” Coy. 9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury 1914
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot through temple whilst advancing. Every officer killed or wounded.
Cemetery Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-la Boisselle, Somme, France
Grave Ref: VII. B. 5.
Residence: 6 Beck Lane, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 15 May 1885
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr John William Booth, mason, Beck Lane, & of Mrs John Hudson (nee Jane Gill) of 13 Carlinghow Hill, Batley
Employment: Yorkshire (Woolen District) Electric Tramways Ltd
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12,Aug 1916 (photo), 19 Aug 1916, 26 Aug 1916
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow; St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BOOTH, James William

Name: BOOTH, James William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 40824
Unit/Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (Formerly 21291 King’s Own Scottish Borderers)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 12 Aug 1915
Disembarked: 19 Dec 1917
Date of Death: 31/07/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Missing Presumed killed in action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 22.
Residence: 48 North Street, Cross Bank, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of John and Emma Booth (nee Ramsbottom, m. 20 Feb 1886, Birstall St Peter) of 15 Hirst’s Buildings, Cross Bank, Batley. Husband of Martha Booth (nee Wood m. 14 May 1910).
Employment: J Brook, Jubb & Co., Union Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 31 Aug 1918, 22 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BOOTH, John

Name: BOOTH, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37738
Unit/Regiment: Highland Light Infantry (formerly 26315 KOYLI)
16th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jan 1916
Disembarked: Mar 1917
Date of Death: 28/11/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 131 to 132.
Residence: 58 Wood Terrace, Warwick Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 1 Feb 1896
Additional Information: Son of Joe and Jane Booth (nee Hirst, m. 2 Oct 1880, New Mill, Yorkshire). Brother of Arthur (died 19 Apr 1918).
Employment: Sidney White, Warwick Road, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BOOTH, Wallace (Wallis)

Name: BOOTH, Wallace (Wallis)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 9226
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 6 Aug 1914
Disembarked: 08 Sep 1914
Date of Death: 23/10/1914 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Wounds received in action at No13 General Hospital Boulogne.
Cemetery Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: III.A.2
Residence: 33 Lucas Buildings, Commonside, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: St Mary’s, Leeds, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of Wallis and Mary Hannah Booth (nee Bare). Husband of Laura Booth (nee Parkin, m. 6 Dec 1913, Hanging Heaton, St Paul). Ex Regular (Served in India). Reservist on outbreak of war. First enlisted 15 Aug 1905, transferred to Army Reserve 28 Feb 1913. Child born 2 days before his death
Employment: J Fitton, Rag Merchants, Ossett
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Nov 1914 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

Boothroyd - Brearley

BOOTHROYD, Ernest

Name: BOOTHROYD, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33119
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“Y” Coy. 6th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, July 1916
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 13/05/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7
Residence: 107, Warwick Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, Oct 1887
Additional Information: Son of Emily Boothroyd (Emily married Samuel John Nelson Marsh, 6 Apr 1896, Batley St Thomas). Grandson of John and Ann Boothroyd. Husband of Bertha Boothroyd (nee Hartley m. 29 Jan 1910, Talbot Street United Methodist Church)
Employment: JT & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Jun 1917 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 29 Sep 1917
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church, Talbot Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1
Soldiers Story: Ernest Boothroyd

BOOTHROYD, Joseph

Name: BOOTHROYD, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26146
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked: Le Havre, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 13/09/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. F. 15.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, 5 Jan 1888
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Harriet Boothroyd (nee Singleton, m. 20 Aug 1887, Batley All Saints), of The Bolton Hotel, Bolton Rd., Bradford. Naitive of Batley.
Employment: Electrical Engineer
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Jun 1917
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

BOWLING, Frank

Name: BOWLING, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 47762
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Sep 1917
Disembarked: Christmas, 1917
Date of Death: 28/03/1918 Age: 34 years
How Died: Missing, Presumed killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7.
Residence: 13 Whitaker Square, Field Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1884
Additional Information: Only son of John Joseph and Sarah Ann Bowling (nee Spurr, m. 5 May 1883, Batley All Saints). Husband of Dora Bowling (nee Wood, m. 1 Apr 1911, Batley St Thomas).
Employment: Night Spinner, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 May 1918, 25 May 1918. Batley Reporter, 31 May 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 1

BOYES, Harry

Name: BOYES, Harry
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 231905
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“C” Bty. 83rd Bde.
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 04/07/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died at Home
Cemetery Morley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: C. Gen. 1078.
Residence: 73, Scarth Buildings, Howden Clough Rd., Bruntcliffe, Leeds.
Birth Place: Farnley, 26 Oct 1887
Additional Information: Son of the late Samuel Clayton Boyes and Sarah Boyes (nee Wigglesworth), of Carlinghow, Batley. Husband of Jane Hannah Boyes (nee Hartley, m.18 Feb 1911, Bruntcliffe St Andrew).
Employment: Farmer’s son working on agriculture
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

BRADFORD, Joseph

Name: BRADFORD, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6237
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st/7th Bn
Enrolled: Halifax
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/02/1917 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XXI. D. 12.
Residence: 4, Crowther St., Healey, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Laisterdyke, Bradford, 1881
Additional Information: Son of Frederick & Sarah Alice Bradford (nee Bell, m. 6 may 1867, Leeds St Peter). Husband of Elizabeth Bradford (nee Hartley m. Great Horton, 14 Mar 1903).
Employment:
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BRAGG, John Robert

Name: BRAGG, John Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30284
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, May 1916
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 20/11/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panel 8.
Residence: 68, Cross Bank Rd., Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Sarah Jane Bragg (nee Schofield, m. 19 Aug 1893, Carlinghow St John) of 68, Cross Bank Road, Carlinghow, Batley.
Employment: Spinner, G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BRANNAN, Michael

Name: BRANNAN, Michael
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20898
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusileers (formerly 17515 Durham Light Infantry)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Newcastle
Disembarked: France, May 1915
Date of Death: 02/10/1915 Age: years
How Died: Killed in Action at Battle of Loos
Cemetery Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 20 to 22.
Residence:
Birth Place: Unknown
Additional Information: Husband of Ann Brannan
Employment:
Marital Status: Married, children
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 2

BRANNAN, George (Dominic)

Name: BRANNAN, George (Dominic)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6256
Unit/Regiment: Liverpool Regiment
“B” Coy. 1st Bn
Enrolled: Warrington (Batley)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 16/05/1915 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panels 6 to 8
Residence: 6, New Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 10 Aug 1879
Additional Information: Son of Mark and Mary Brannan (nee Mulligan). Ex regular soldier then reservist before outbreak of war.
Employment: Coal Miner then Regular Soldier and Reservist before the War.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 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, Addenda

BREAREY, Alfred

Name: BREAREY, Alfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 205106
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
8th Bn
Enrolled: Feb 1917
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 27/08/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action attacking enemy position
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.
Residence: 7, Ivy Terrace, Woodkirk, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, c. 1886
Additional Information: Son of Mr Thomas and Martha Ann Brearey (nee Crossley, m. 1871) of Wellington Street, Batley. Husband of Florence Brearey (nee Shepherd m. 2 Sep 1905). 1909 cycled to Goole and back in record time.
Employment: Warper, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BREAREY, Willie

Name: BREAREY, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 104480
Unit/Regiment: Labour Corps (formerly 29227 Durham Light Infantry,49473 Devonshire Regiment 13th Bn)
743rd Area Employment Coy.
Enrolled: Batley, 1916
Disembarked: Mar 1917
Date of Death: 04/07/1918 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in action
Cemetery Camon Communal Cemetery, Somme, France. (also commemorated on family grave, Batley Cemetery J 71).
Grave Ref: 1
Residence: 31 Brown’s Terrace, Purlwell Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Grunberg, Germany, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Tom and Annie Milner Brearey (nee Williamson, m. 23 Mar 1867, Dewsbury All Saints) of 31 Brown’s Terrace, Purlwell Lane, Batley
Employment: Own Business, Russell Street
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Jul 1918 (photo), 10 Aug 1918 (Roll of Honour)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BREARLEY, William Andrew

Name: BREARLEY, William Andrew
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20458
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Edinburgh’s (Wiltshire) Regiment (Formerly Yorks and Lancs Rifles)
3rd Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 10/08/1915 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died in Weymouth
Cemetery Melcombe Regis Cemetery, Dorset, England
Grave Ref: III. C. 3843.
Residence: Batley Carr, Batley
Birth Place: Soothill Upper, 5 Apr 1879
Additional Information: Son of Fredrick and Mary Jane Brearley (nee Hemington, m. 1878 Dewsbury), of Batley Carr, Batley.
Employment: Unemployed, formerly Labourer for Railway Company (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Not eligible
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

Bree - Brodie

BREE, Daniel

Name: BREE, Daniel
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 174508
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
2nd/1st (Shropshire) Bty. 158th Army Bde.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Oct 1916
Disembarked: Oct 1917
Date of Death: 30/11/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in action in France
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 4 to 6 and 162.
Residence: 15 Oaks Road, Soothill
Birth Place: Wakefield, c. Oct 1885
Additional Information: Son of Dennis and Maria Bree (nee Richardson, m. 1877 Wakefield) of Wakefield. Finalist in Yorkshire Billiard Championship
Employment: Manager, Riley’s Billiard Hall, Hick Lane, Batley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jan 1918. Batley Reporter, 11 Jan 1918
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BREHENEY MM, James William

Name: BREHENEY MM, James William
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 23336
Unit/Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
13th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley Carr), Aug 1915
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 22/03/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Missing Presumed killed in action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 5.
Residence: 4 Pickles Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Sarah Breheney (nee Ledgard) of 13 Back Albion Street, Springfield, Dewsbury. Husband to Mary Ellen Breheney (nee Connolly, m. 1908 Dewsbury). MM earned 23 Nov 1917, awarded Jan 1918. Published London Gazette 3 Mar 1918.
Employment: Geo. Wright, Dale Street Mills, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jan 1918, 27 Apr 1918 (photo), 4 May 1918
Roll of Honour: St Joseph’s R C Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BRENNAN, Dominic

Name: BRENNAN, Dominic
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7/64060
Unit/Regiment: South Wales Borderers (formerly 3118 KOYLI)
“C” Coy. 7th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: France, 20 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 18/09/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in action in Salonika, second Battle of Doiran
Cemetery Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece
Grave Ref: VI. J. 10.
Residence: 45, Cobden Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, Apr 1893
Additional Information: Son of Michael and Winnefred Brannan (nee Marree, m. 1883, Dewsbury) of 45 Cobden Street, Batley, Yorks. (Medal card reads “missing 6 Sep 1917”).
Employment: Coal Hewer
Marital Status: Single
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 2

BREWER, Alfred

Name: BREWER, Alfred
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 18654
Unit/Regiment: Grenadier Guards
3rd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Sep 1914
Disembarked: 26 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 25/07/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 9 and 11.
Residence: 11 Victoria Street, Carlinghow.
Birth Place: Leeds, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of the late Henry Brewer and Mrs Annie Brewer. Engaged to Miss Brooke of the Bridge Hotel, Carlinghow. Albert Gunn (K in A 17 Oct 1915) was his adopted brother.
Employment: Driver, Dewsbury & Birstall Tramway
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Aug 1917 (photo). Batley Reporter, 5 Nov 1915
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2
Soldiers Story: Alfred Brewer

BROADBENT, Edmund

Name: BROADBENT, Edmund
Rank: Private
Service Number: 39751
Unit/Regiment: South Wales Borderers (Formerly 67023 Royal Welsh Fusiliers)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Oldham, Mar 1917
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 16/08/1917 Age: 36 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 65 to 66.
Residence: 27, Warrels Avenue, Bramley, Leeds.
Birth Place: Churwell, c.1881
Additional Information: Son of William and Hannah Broadbent (nee Garside), Staincliffe, Batley. Husband of Maria Broadbent (nee Buckle, m. 1910 Bramley).
Employment: Orchestra, Oldham Empire. Formerly Pianist at The Bradford Palace.
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BROADLEY, Arnold Howard

Name: BROADLEY, Arnold Howard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34648
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Apr 1917
Disembarked: Easter, 1918
Date of Death: 11/10/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Wellington Cemetery, Rieux-en-Chambresis, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. C. 10.
Residence: 11 West Brook Terrace, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Morley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Mary Hannah Broadley (nee Rothwell, m. 3 Jul 1898, Ravensthorpe St Saviour) of West Brook Terrace, Carlinghow.
Employment: Mechanical Staff, “Batley News”
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BROADLEY, Henry ( Hiram)

Name: BROADLEY, Henry ( Hiram)
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 282125
Unit/Regiment: London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers) (Formerly 4946)
2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Liverpool Street, London
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 26/10/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Missing, Presumed killed in action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 148 to 150.
Residence: Pentonville, London
Birth Place: Ravensthorpe, 29 Jan 1887
Additional Information: Son of the late Joseph and Sarah Ann Broadley (nee Beaumont, m. 1 Oct 1864, Kirkheaton St John), late of Field Lane, Batley. (Name appears on Purlwell’s War Memorial)
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Oct 1918 (photo only)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BROADY, Michael

Name: BROADY, Michael
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16/628
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
16th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
Residence: 5, Bunkers Lane, Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Staincliffe, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of James and Bridget Broady (nee Purtel, m. 1888, Dewsbury) of Batley. His brother, James Edward also fell.
Employment: Robert Bruce, Cotton Waste Dealer, Heckmondwike.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Nov 1916, 11 Nov 1916 (photo). Batley Reporter, 2 Mar 1917
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BRODIE (BROADY), James Edward

Name: BRODIE (BROADY), James Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5623
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“A” Coy. 1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/11/1916 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Hebuterne Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. V. 8.
Residence: 5, Bunkers Lane, Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Staincliffe, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of James and Bridget Broady (nee Purtel, m. 1888, Dewsbury) of Batley. Brother of Michael Broady (Killed in Action 1 Jul 1916)
Employment: Finishing Dept., J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Dec 1916, 16 Dec 1916 (photo). Batley Reporter, 2 Mar 1917
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

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BROMLEY, William

Name: BROMLEY, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 8/3192
Unit/Regiment: Otago Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 19/07/1916 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died at Military Hospital, Church Lane ,Tooting, London S.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: B. 619.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley
Additional Information: Son of William John and Annie Bromley, of Limehills, Southland, New Zealand, (formerly of Dark Lane, Batley). Uncle was John Bedford of Providence Street.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: Nothing found
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

BROOK, Arthur

Name: BROOK, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201618
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 3888)
“A” Coy. 1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/04/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Missing Presumed killed in action
Cemetery La Laiterie Military Cemetery
Grave Ref: I. D. 21.
Residence: 24 Thorncliffe Road, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Batley, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of the late William Brook and Ruth Brook (nee Fox, m. 25 Oct 1879, Dewsbury Moor, St John the Evangelist) of Victoria Street, Batley Carr. Husband of Elizabeth Brook (nee Bailey, m. 25 Oct 1917, Batley Carr, Holy Trinity).
Employment: Tailor (journeyman)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 3 Jan 1919, 1 Aug 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie); Warwick Road JI & N School Diary
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BROOK, James Edward

Name: BROOK, James Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20426
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley) Jun 1915
Disembarked: Balkans 3 Oct 1915, France Mar 1916
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D
Residence: 20 Beck Lane, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 9 Jun 1898
Additional Information: Son of John Thomas and Mary Hannah Brook (nee Wilde, m. 5 sep 1895, Carlinghow St John), of 185, Ealand Road, Housing Estate, Batley, Yorks. Served in Egypt. Pal of John Brooks ( Killed in Action 1 Jul 1916), and of Percy Whiteley (Killed in Action 3 Jul 1916)
Employment: John Stubley, Gardener, Carlinghow.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BROOK, Lowie Ellis

Name: BROOK, Lowie Ellis
Rank: 2nd Airman
Service Number: 42822
Unit/Regiment: Royal Flying Corps
6th Sqdn. and 218th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
Enrolled: Aug 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 03/08/1917 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Voormezeele Enclosures No 1 & No 2, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. E. 22.
Residence: “Oakridge,” West Park Street, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Annie Brook (nee Ellis, m. 11 Dec 1889, Batley Carr Holy Trinity), of Trinity House, Trinity Street, Batley Carr, Batley. Husband of Frances Mary Brook (nee Hepworth, m. 29 Sep 1915, Dewsbury St Marks).
Employment: Newspaper reporter in Skipton
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BROOKE, Edmund

Name: BROOKE, Edmund
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 45146
Unit/Regiment: London Rifle Brigade (Formerly 20388 Durham Light Infantry 1st/5th Bn)
1st/5th Bn London Regiment
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley Carr)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 19/11/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Cambria
Cemetery Cambrai East Military Cemetery, Nord, France, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. A. 46.
Residence: 1 Court 3, King Street, Batley Carr, Batley.
Birth Place: Pudsey, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Brooke (nee Sheard, m. 7 Sep 1889, Birstall St Peter) of 1 Court 3, King Street, Batley Carr, Batley.
Employment: Schoolboy in 1911 Census (Brook)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Nothing found in local press
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Congregational Mission Rooms, King Street, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2
Soldiers Story: Edmund Brooke

BROOKS, John

Name: BROOKS, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20439
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley) Jun 1915
Disembarked: Gallipoli Oct 1917
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Knightsbridge Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart, Somme, France
Grave Ref: D. 52.
Residence: Cobden Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 20 Mar 1895
Additional Information: Son of Laurence and Susanna Brooks (nee Farrar, m. 1893, Dewsbury). Served in Egypt. Pal of James Edward Brook (Killed in Action 1 Jul 1916) and Percy Whiteley (Killed in Action 3 Jul 1916). Nephew of Matthew Farrar (Died of Wounds 3 Oct 1917).
Employment: Piecer, Wrigley & Parker, Valley Mills.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2

BROOMHEAD, Robert Henry

Name: BROOMHEAD, Robert Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33273
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“W” Coy. 6th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 22 Jul 1916
Disembarked: Oct 1916
Date of Death: 24/08/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Malt-kilns, 2 Asco Place, Wakefield Road, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 29 Aug 1886
Additional Information: Son of Walter Broomhead, of Warwick Cottages, Warwick Road, Batley Carr, Dewsbury, and the late Minnie Broomhead (nee Clayton). Husband of Sarah Eliza Broomhead (nee Tate, m. 16 Sep 1911, Dewsbury).
Employment: Hawker / General Dealer
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Nov 1917 (photo), 27 Jul 1918. Batley Reporter, 4 May 1917, 16 Nov 1917 (photo), 19 Jul 1918
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; St Peter’s Church, Earlsheaton; Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2
Soldiers Story: Robert Henry Broomhead

BROWN, Herbert Stanley

Name: BROWN, Herbert Stanley
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 113857
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
232 Siege Bty
Enrolled: 7 Dec 1915
Disembarked: Discharged 12 Jun 1918
Date of Death: 23/02/1920 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died in Batley
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: F 324
Residence: Bankfoot House, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of the late Joseph Brown of 31 Queen Street, Batley. Husband of Amy Brown (nee Whitehead m. 11 Jun 1910, Batley, All Saints).
Employment: Commercial Traveller
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal, Silver War Badge.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Feb 1920 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 2