AKEROYD – ELLIS (Birstall)

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AKEROYD, Willie

Name: AKEROYD, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 306640
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/7th Bn
Enrolled: Mar 1916
Disembarked: France, Nov 1916
Date of Death: 26/03/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Pommier Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: 17
Residence: 2 Church Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 18 Dec 1896
Additional Information: Son of Thompson and Mary Jane Akeroyd (nee Moore, m. 18 Aug 1888, Birstall, St Peter) of 2 Church Lane, Birstall
Employment: Messrs. J & J Longbottom, Dyers.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Apr 1918. Dewsbury Reporter, 13 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

ALDERSON , Harry

Name: ALDERSON , Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 62483
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 96216, 7th T.R. Bn)
5th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 20/07/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Jonchery-sur-Vesle British Cemetery, Marne, France
Grave Ref: I. F. 2.
Residence: 119 Leeds Road, Birstall.
Birth Place: Birstall, 12 May 1899
Additional Information: Son of Tom and Mary Ellen Alderson (nee Rodger, m. 11 Feb 1899, Birstall, St Peter) of 119 Leeds Road, Birstall.
Employment: Warehouseman at Messrs Hall Tankard & Co., Brookroyd Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

ALLOTT , William Henry

Name: ALLOTT , William Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 200823
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn (Rifle grenade section).
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 31 Bradford Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of the late George Henry and Betsy Allott (nee Woodhead, m. 1876, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Minnie Allott (nee Beaumont, m. 7 Sep 1907, Harrogate Christ Church).
Employment: Yarn Warehouseman in Woolen Mill
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Nov 1917, 9 Mar 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BANKS , Philip

Name: BANKS , Philip
Rank: Private
Service Number: 32450
Unit/Rgiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/04/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Missing, Presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6
Residence: Birstall
Birth Place: Ripon, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Charles & Margaret Banks (nee Sullivan, m. 1887, registered Ripon). (both now deceased)
Employment: Postman, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Nov 1917. Dewsbury District News, 10 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BARKER , Arthur

Name: BARKER , Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 65452
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
1st Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 23/08/1918 Age: 37 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St Hilaire Cemetery Extension, Frevent, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: M. 14.
Residence: 115, Bradford Rd Birstall, Leeds.
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1881
Additional Information: Son of Tom Barker, of Birstall, and the late Martha Ann Barker (nee Illingworth, m. 1878, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Alice Barker (nee Spivey, m. 21 Sep 1909, United Methodist Free Church, Mount Tabor, Birstall).
Employment: Boot Maker (Repairer)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Sep 1918. Dewsbury District News, 7 Sep 1918
Roll of Honour: Mount Tabor United Methodist Free Church, Birstall; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BATLEY , Harry

Name: BATLEY , Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 47657
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: Aug 1917
Date of Death: 20/07/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Courmas British Cemetery, Marne, France
Grave Ref: II. J. 8.
Residence: 16, Brownhill Road, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of the late Thomas Henry Batley and Jenette Batley (nee Fawcett, m. 24 Sep 1881, Batley All Saints). Husband of Mary Ann Batley (nee Ineson, m. 14 Aug 1915, Brownhill St Saviours).
Employment: Baker at Dewsbury Pioneers Industrial Society
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury District News, 7 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BAXTER , Isaac Edward

Name: BAXTER , Isaac Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/2302
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: France, 1 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 17/04/1915 Age: 42 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Enclosure No. 6 I. A. 16.
Residence: 22 Lambs Field Place, Gelders Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Southowram, Halifax, 12 Nov 1872
Additional Information: Son of James Henry and Martha Ann Baxter (nee McDanielson, m. 13 Jul 1872, Halifax, St John the Baptist). Husband of Annie Elizabeth Baxter. (m. c.1896)
Employment: Miner, Hewer at Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 5 Children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Apr 1915
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BAXTER , James Henry

Name: BAXTER , James Henry
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 10701
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment
8th Bn
Enrolled: Halifax
Disembarked: Balkans, 24 Nov 1915
Date of Death: 14/09/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Residence: 18, Geldred Rd., Birstall, Leeds.
Birth Place: Belfast
Additional Information: Son of Annie Elizabeth Baxter, of 18, Geldard Road, Birstall, Leeds, and the late Pte. Isaac Baxter (K in A 17 Apr 1915).
Employment: Pony Driver, Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BAXTER , Walter (Renshaw)

Name: BAXTER , Walter (Renshaw)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 31277
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment
1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Halifax
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 10/04/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, Presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.
Residence: 18, Geldred Rd., Birstall, Leeds.
Birth Place: Halifax, 28 Mar 1898
Additional Information: Son of Annie Elizabeth Baxter, of 18, Geldard Road, Birstall, Leeds, and the late Pte. Isaac Baxter (K in A 17 Apr 1915).
Employment: Hurrier, Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BEAUMONT , Percy

Name: BEAUMONT , Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 143098
Unit/Rgiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (Formerly 14258, W. Riding Regt.)
4th Coy
Enrolled: Cleckheaton
Disembarked: 7 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 15/04/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 11.
Residence: Gomersal, formerly Blackburn Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Henry Beaumont, of Birstall. Husband of Bertha Beaumont (nee Spencer, m. 23 Dec 1911, Gomersal St Mary).
Employment: Coal Miner (Byeworker)
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: Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BENNETT , John Sykes

Name: BENNETT , John Sykes
Rank: Private
Service Number: G/38602
Unit/Rgiment: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment) (Formerly M/318431, R.A.S.C.M.T)
6th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford, May 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 21/09/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, France
Grave Ref: IV. C. 9.
Residence: 2, Cooperative Buildings, Mount Top, Birstall, Leeds.
Birth Place: Birstall, 6 Mar 1899
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Annie Bennett (nee Horrobin, m. 17 Apr 1897, Birstall St Peter).
Employment: Clerk for Messrs Watow, Rag Merchants, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Oct 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church; Birstall Mount Top Wesleyan Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

Berry - Clayton

BERRY , Fred

Name: BERRY , Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 306556
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/7th Bn
Enrolled: Heckmondwike
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6
Residence: Craven Terrace, Gomersal.
Birth Place: Birstall, 14 Jan 1897
Additional Information: Son of Jim and Hannah Mary Berry (nee Robertshaw, m. 16 Feb 1895, Birstall St Peter) of Craven Terrace, Gomersal.
Employment: Piecener, Yarn Spinner
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

BINKS , George

Name: BINKS , George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/10835
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Halifax
Disembarked: France, 5 Dec 1914
Date of Death: 19/10/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Residence: Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c. 1893
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Annie Emily Binks (nee Scholefield, m. 4 Sep 1880, Brownhill, St Saviour) of 4 Sedgwick Street, Birstall.
Employment: Commercial Traveller for Tea Merchant
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Dec 1916, 9 Dec 1916. Dewsbury Reporter, 2 Dec 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s)
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BIRBECK , Robert

Name: BIRBECK , Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1417
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 40 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 84 Brookroyd, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, 9 May 1876
Additional Information: Son of Turner and Elizabeth Birbeck. Husband of Annie Birbeck (nee Murphy, m. Jun 1900, Dewsbury)
Employment: Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Married, children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Aug 1916
Roll of Honour: Howden Clough Methodist Church; ALSO on Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

BLABER , Percy

Name: BLABER , Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2829
Unit/Rgiment: London Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own Civil Service Rifles)
15th Bn
Enrolled: London
Disembarked: France, 17 Mar 1915
Date of Death: 09/11/1915 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action, near Loos
Cemetery St Mary’s A.D.S. Cemetery, Haisnes, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VII. D. 5.
Residence: Huddersfield Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of the late Henry & Phoebe Blaber of Carlinghow.
Employment: Rag Merchants Clerk
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Nov 1915
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church; Mount Tabor United Methodist Free Church, Birstall; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BLOOMFIELD, Albert

Name: BLOOMFIELD, Albert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37680
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked: France, 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 09/04/1917 Age: 40 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7
Residence: 18, Back Cross St., Birstall
Birth Place: c.1873
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. H. Bloomfield, of 50, Clomnore St., Southfields, London; husband of Catherine Bloomfield (nee Moran, m. 1897 Dewsbury), of 18, Back Cross St., Birstall, Leeds.
Employment:
Marital Status: Married, 4 Children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

BRIGGS , Ernest Lawrence

Name: BRIGGS , Ernest Lawrence
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 84710
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery
29th Div. Ammunition Col.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Egypt, 6 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 23/10/1915 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died at Sea (Aegean)
Cemetery Mikra Memorial, Greece
Grave Ref:
Residence: 5, Low Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Sheffield, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Anne Elizabeth Briggs (nee Barker, m. 1875, registered Sheffield) of 5 Low Lane, Birstall.
Employment: Pawnbroker’s Assistant
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Oct 1917 (Roll of Honour)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

BROMLEY , Harold

Name: BROMLEY , Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25699
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Cleckheaton
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 16/09/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: Leeds Road, Shaw Cross
Birth Place: Birstall
Additional Information: Son of Norval and Emma Bromley (nee Halstead, m. 30 Mar 1891, Gomersal, St Mary) of 19 Rectory Terrace, Bradford Road, Birstall, Nr. Leeds.
Employment: Wool Washer (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Nov 1916
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BRUCE MM, Clifford

Name: BRUCE MM, Clifford
Rank: Private
Service Number: 40746
Unit/Rgiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (Formerly 18110 King’s Own Scottish Borderers)
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Jan 1915
Disembarked: Balkans, 30 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 28/12/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, at London General Hospital, RAMC Denmark Hill, London
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: C. 296.
Residence: 15 Carr Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Arthur & Marth Ellen Bruce (nee Hoskings, m. 17 Jul 1888, Batley All Saints) of 10 Warwick Mount, Batley. Husband of Eliza A. Bruce (nee Stone, m. 1914, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Miner, White Lee Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Jan 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BURNLEY , Walter

Name: BURNLEY , Walter
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 306641
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 4550)
2nd/8th
Enrolled: Leeds, Sep 1915
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 22/05/1917 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died from acute Bronchitis
Cemetery Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. H. 21.
Residence: 18 Church Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Barwick in Elmet, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Matilda Burnley (nee Dunnell Crowther, m. 14 mar 1891, Wakefield All Saints) of 18 Church Street, Birstall.
Employment: Spinner at Messrs W Holton & Sons, College Mills, Birstall.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 May 1917, Dewsbury Reporter, 26 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Right hand side of square tier

BYRNE , Thomas

Name: BYRNE , Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4563
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Easter, 1915
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 05/08/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St. Pierre Cemetery, Amiens, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. E. 9.
Residence: Living with aunt, Winifred Neapsey, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Honora Byrne (nee Kealey, m. Nov 1883, Ballyadams, Laois, Ireland).
Employment: Messrs Critchley’s West End Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

CHURCH , Victor

Name: CHURCH , Victor
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4976
Unit/Rgiment: East Surrey Regiment
8th Bn
Enrolled: Norwich
Disembarked: France, 27 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 07/08/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Beacon Cemetery, Sailley-Laurette, Somme, France
Grave Ref: III. C. 26.
Residence: Ramworth, Norfolk (1911)
Birth Place: Hockham, Norfolk,
Additional Information: Son of the late Robert William Church and Jane E Church (nee Nickerson, m. 1889, Wayland, Norfolk). Jane E Church later remarried (1917, registered Dewsbury) to Robert Fulcher of Church Lane, Birstall.
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Sep 1918. Dewsbury District News, 14 Sep 1918
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

CLAYTON , Harry

Name: CLAYTON , Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 59215
Unit/Rgiment: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment
1st/8th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford, Sep 1917
Disembarked: Easter, 1918
Date of Death: 27/09/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Flesquieres Hill British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: VII. G. 2.
Residence: 25 Huddersfield Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1900
Additional Information: Son of Arthur & Annie Clayton (nee Hall, m. 9 Oct 1897, Birstall St Peter) of 25 Huddersfield Road, Birstall
Employment: Messrs G & W Cooke, Flock Manufacturers, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Mount Tabor United Methodist Sunday School
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

Clegg - Ellis

CLEGG , Percy

Name: CLEGG , Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 32701
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
9th (Service) Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 05/06/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 36 and 55
Residence: Crown Hotel, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 19 May 1897
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Mary Clegg (nee Rhodes, m. 11 Feb 1882, Birstall, St Peter) of The Crown Hotel, Birstall
Employment: Nipper at Quarry (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Mount Tabor United Methodist Free Church, Birstall
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

CLEGG , Willie

Name: CLEGG , Willie
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 232838
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery
“D” Bty. 62nd Bde.
Enrolled: May 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 22/03/1919 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of illness at East Leeds War Hospital
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: North-East part A 1543
Residence: Churwell, Morley
Birth Place: Birstall, 29 Sep 1896
Additional Information: Son of the late Brook and Lavinia Clegg (nee Ramsey, m. 19 Dec 1874, Birstall, St Peter) of 87 Brownhill, Birstall. Husband to Beatrice May Clegg (nee Hair, m. 9 Apr 1917, Morley St Peter).
Employment: Messrs Hudson’s Foundry, Bruntcliffe, Morley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Mar 1919
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

CLOUGH , Ben

Name: CLOUGH , Ben
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 220431
Unit/Rgiment: East Yorkshire Regiment (Formerly 3805 KOYLI)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 07/09/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Pont D’Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. C. 20.
Residence: Wentworth Villas, Field Head Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 12 Oct 1888
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Louisa Clough (nee Broadhead, m. 26 Aug 1888, Birstall, St Peter) of Mount Top, Birstall. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Clough (nee Partington, m. 12 Apr 1913, Birstall St Peter).
Employment: Messers William Holton & Sons, Warper
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church; Birstall Mount Top Wesleyan Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

CRAVEN , Arthur

Name: CRAVEN , Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 235030
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford, 1 Nov 1916
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 12/05/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bailleul Road East Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy
Grave Ref: Sp. Mem. V. A. 14. Buried near this spot
Residence: Low Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Gomersal, c.1898
Additional Information: Youngest son of Fred and Mary Ellen Craven (nee Ibbotson, m. 23 Jul 1892, Gomersal, St Mary) of Low Lane, Birstall
Employment: Shop Assistant for Mr Parkin, Grocer, Birstall Market Place
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

CRAVEN , Reginald

Name: CRAVEN , Reginald
Rank: Private
Service Number: 266640
Unit/Rgiment: Gordon Highlanders (Formerly 12773)
6th Bn (Trench Mortar Battery)
Enrolled: Nov 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 06/09/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds during battles of Ypres, Belgium
Cemetery Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: V. B. 12.
Residence: Low Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Gomersal, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Mary Ellen Craven (nee Ibbotson, m. 23 Jul 1892, Gomersal, St Mary) of Low Lane, Birstall
Employment: Messers Thomas Burnley & Sons Ltd., Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

DARNBROOK , Herbert

Name: DARNBROOK , Herbert
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 24607
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment
2nd/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Birstall, 4 Dec 1915
Disembarked: France, 21 Feb 1916
Date of Death: 27/11/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panel 6 and 7.
Residence: 3 College Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 11 Dec 1891
Additional Information: Son of Charlotte Darnbrook (nee Render, m. 21 Dec 1884, Tong, St James) and the late John Darnbrook of 3 College Street, Birstall.
Employment: Labourer, Print Works
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Mount Tabor United Methodist Free Church, Birstall
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

DAY , Charles (William)

Name: DAY , Charles (William)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21226
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 17207 West Yorkshire Regiment)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dec 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/04/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, France
Cemetery Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: III. J. 27.
Residence: 16 Musgrave Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c. Oct 1893
Additional Information: Son of Mary Day (nee Wing, m. 19 Jan 1890, Birstall, St Peter) and the late John William Day, of Birstall.
Employment: Grocer’s Assistant
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury District News, 28 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

DEWHURST (DEWHIRST), Clifford

Name: DEWHURST (DEWHIRST), Clifford
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202015
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 4672)
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked: France, Dec 1916
Date of Death: 28/03/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Gommecourt British Cemetery No2, Hebuterne, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: III. A. 14.
Residence: 86 Brookroyd Lane, Brownhill.
Birth Place: Birstall, 18 Aug 1897
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Mary Elizabeth Dewshurst (nee Tweedale, m. 18 Jul 1890, Birstall, St Peter) of 86 Brookroyd Lane, Brownhill.
Employment: Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 May 1918, 25 Jan 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall Wesleyan Chapel
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal second tier – rear

DUFFY , Martin

Name: DUFFY , Martin
Rank: Private
Service Number: 325077
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Liverpool Regiment (Formerly 4245 KOYLI)
1st/8th Bn
Enrolled: Jan 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 31/07/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Missing presumes killed in action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 4 and 6.
Residence: 33 Cobbler Hill, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c. Apr 1886
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Duffy of Ireland. Husband of Annie Elizabeth Duffy (nee Kilkenny, m. Jun 1909, Dewsbury)
Employment: Critchley’s West End Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall St Patrick’s R C Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

ELLIS , George Wellington

Name: ELLIS , George Wellington
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38502
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Birstall, Oct 1916
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 23/04/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 4
Residence: 2 Union Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Huddersfield, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of Wellington and Harriet Ellis (nee Rothwell, m. 23 Sep 1872, Moldgreen, Christ Church). Husband of Hannah Ellis (nee Kaye, m. 27 Mar 1909, Birstall St Peter).
Employment: Labourer, Pulley Maker
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier