ARMITAGE-WYLES (Not on Memorial)

These soldiers were either born in, lived in, or worked in Batley or Birstall but whose names do not appear on Batley or Birstall War Memorials.

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Armitage - Wyles


Armitage - Brooke

ARMITAGE, Edgar

Name: ARMITAGE, Edgar
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2372
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield, 5 Aug 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 11/08/1914 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died after march at Doncaster
Cemetery Hanging Heaton (St Paul’s) Churchyard
Grave Ref: 291
Residence: Staincliffe, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Huddersfield, c. 1878
Additional Information: Son of George and Jane Armitage (nee Sykes, m. 16 May 1869, Huddersfield, St Paul). Husband to Frances Emily Armitage (nee Buckley, m. 19 Apr 1904, Hanging Heaton, St Paul). Served in Regulars since 1893.
Employment: Tramway Motorman
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 15 Aug 1914. Dewsbury District News, 15 Aug 1914
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; Moorend Working Men’s Club Memorial (relocated to St Johns Church, Dewsbury Moor)
Memorial: CWGC

ASPIN, Horace

Name: ASPIN, Horace
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41826
Unit/Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment
1st Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 07/09/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Grave Ref: VI. F. 29.
Residence: 81 Upper Road, Batley Carr, Dewsbury.
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c. 1899
Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Aspin (nee Preston, m. 20 Jul 1895, Birstall, St Peter) of 81, Upper Road, Batley Carr, Dewsbury. Formerly of Regent Street, Heckmondwike.
Employment: Mark Day’s Hoyle Head Mills, Earlsheaton
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Sep 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Heckmondwike War Memorial

BARKER, Herbert Clifford

Name: BARKER, Herbert Clifford
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43420
Unit/Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
2nd Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/09/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained in France
Cemetery Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: III. C. 12.
Residence: Belmont Terrace, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Ravensthorpe, 28 Oct 1887
Additional Information: Son of the late John William and Annie Barker (nee Swift) of Dewsbury Moor, Yorks. Husband of Edith Barker (nee Don Leo, m. 1917, Dewsbury).
Employment:
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 19 Oct 1918
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Memorial service held at Westborough United Methodist Church on Sunday 13 Oct 1918
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial; CWGC

BARKER , John Richard

Name: BARKER , John Richard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 911346
Unit/Regiment: Saskatchewan Regiment, Canadian Infantry
46th Bn
Enrolled: Mar 1916
Disembarked: France, Feb 1917
Date of Death: 25/10/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 18 – 26 – 28
Residence: Alberta College, South Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Tom Barker, Boot & Shoe Maker, and Martha A Barker (nee Cook, m. 6 Apr 1885, Holbeck, St Matthew and New Wortley, St John the Baptist) of Bond Street, Birstall. Emigrated to Canada C.1907.
Employment: Alberta College, Edmunton, training for Ministry
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Mount Tabor United Methodist Church
Memorial: CWGC

BATES, Thomas Oates Holliday

Name: BATES, Thomas Oates Holliday
Rank: 2/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: Indian Army Reserve Officer
attd. 89th Punjabis
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 12/04/1916 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Basra Memorial, Iraq
Grave Ref: Panel 43 and 65
Residence:
Birth Place: Carlinghow, Batley, 30 Sep 1884
Additional Information: Son of William & Sarah Jane Bates of Croft House, Gildersome. Hon. Lt. Chota Light Horse. A.M.I.E.E.
Employment: Chief Electrical Engineer, Tata Steel and Iron Coy., Sakchi, India.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Apr 1916
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School; UK, Electrical Engineer WWI and WWII Rolls of Honour, 1924, 1949.
Memorial: Gildersome War Memorial

BOOTH, Herbert

Name: BOOTH, Herbert
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 202908
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Oct 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/07/1917 Age: years
How Died: Died of Wounds, from gas attack 2 weeks prior
Cemetery Adinkerke Churchyard Extension,West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: 804
Residence: 435 Lees Hall Road, Thornhill Lees
Birth Place: Guildon Sutton, Cheshire, c. 1892
Additional Information: Son of James and Annie Booth (nee Baffey) of Hill Head. Husband to Annie Booth (nee Webster, m. 1913, 2 daughters 1915 and 1917 youngest was 11 weeks when he died.
Employment: Worked for Jubb’s grocers at corner of King St and Town Street for 6 years prior to working with his father who was glass and china dealer, Covered Market , Dewsbury.
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 4 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial
Soldiers Story: Herbert Booth

BRAY, Charles Christopher

Name: BRAY, Charles Christopher
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26497
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 18/11/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France
Grave Ref: A. 22.
Residence: 25, Bleasdale Avenue, Birkby, Huddersfield. Formerly Elmwood Lodge , Batley .
Birth Place: Batley, 30 Jan 1896
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Emma Bray (nee Chappell, m. 5 Aug 1895, Batley St Thomas)
Employment: Baker and Confectioner
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC
Soldiers Story: Charles Christopher Bray

BREHENEY MM, Joseph

Name: BREHENEY MM, Joseph
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 617
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: 19 May 1910 (Reservist) Mobilised 5 Aug 1914
Disembarked: Discharged, 25 Jan 1918
Date of Death: 01/11/1918 Age: years
How Died: Died at home of Influenza
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: I “U” 143
Residence: Knowles Yard, Boothroyd Lane, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 19 Aug 1892
Additional Information: Son of Hugh Breheney and the late Mary Breheney. Discharged as unfit, amputation of right upper arm. Pal of J W Ormsbey VC.
Employment: Labourer. Reservist on outbreak of war.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 2 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

BROOKE, Edmund

Name: BROOKE, Edmund
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 45146
Unit/Regiment: Rifle Brigade (Formerly 20388 Durham Light Infantry 1st/5th Bn)
London Regiment
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 19/11/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Cambrai East Military Cemetery, 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:
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
Memorial: CWGC
Soldiers Story: Edmund Brooke

Burnley - Earnshaw

BURNLEY, Ernest

Name: BURNLEY, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202747
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/04/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111
Residence: Previously lived in Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 4 Oct 1890
Additional Information: Son of Fred William and Emily Burnley (nee Preston) now of Malin Bridge, Sheffield, (formerly Pynate Road, Carlinghow).
Employment: Printer’s Assistant
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 May 1918
Roll of Honour: St.Polycarps Church, Wisewood, Sheffield; St.Bartholomew’s Church, Langsett Road, Sheffield; Sheffield Council Roll of Honour
Memorial: CWGC

BURNLEY, Harry

Name: BURNLEY, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13033
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled: Aug 1914
Disembarked: Jan 1915
Date of Death: 04/10/1915 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Loos
Cemetery Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 97 & 98
Residence: Previously lived in Carlinghow
Birth Place: Cross Bank, Batley, 4 Jan 1896
Additional Information: Son of Fred William and Emily Burnley (nee Preston) now of Malin Bridge, Sheffield, (formerly Pynate Road, Carlinghow).
Employment: Steel Turner
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Nov 1915
Roll of Honour: Loxley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Sheffield
Memorial: CWGC

CHALKLEY MBE, Francis Henry

Name: CHALKLEY MBE, Francis Henry
Rank: Major
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: Army Ordanance Corps
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 17/08/1918 Age: 49 years
How Died: Died of Sickness at Llandudno, Carnarvonshire
Cemetery Dewsbury (Minster Church of all Saints) Churchyard
Grave Ref: Section D, Grave 217
Residence: Kelvin Grove, Thorncliffe Road, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Westminster, c. Oct 1867
Additional Information: Husband of Mrs Ada Louisa Chalkley (nee Wells, m. Jan 1895, West Ham), of Kelvin Grove, Thorncliffe Road, Batley, Yorks.
Employment:
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: MBE
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Kingdom Book of Remembrance, Berkshire
Memorial: CWGC

COCKBURN (COBURN), Gilbert

Name: COCKBURN (COBURN), Gilbert
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 19906
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 6130)
1st/6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Balkans, 21 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 12/10/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action during advance
Cemetery Denain Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: D. 31.
Residence: 44 Wood Hill, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c. 1898
Additional Information: Son of John Cockburn Robson and Clara Kershaw Lister (m. 25 Dec 1890, Dewsbury St Mark’s) of 17 Hirst’s Yard Beckett Road, Batley Carr. (later used the name Cockburn).
Employment: Piecener at Messr’s Marshall, Kaye and Marshall’s Mill, Ravensthorpe.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 2 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial

CROWTHER, Harry

Name: CROWTHER, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 32704
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
16th Bn
Enrolled: Jun 1917
Disembarked: France, Dec 1917
Date of Death: 20/01/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died of Illness
Cemetery Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: V. A. 21.
Residence: Mount Top, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 16 Aug 1881
Additional Information: Son of the late John Crowther and Mary Crowther (nee Holliday, m. 14 May 1878, Birstall St Peter) of Mount Top, Birstall
Employment: Messrs. William Holton & Sons, College Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Feb 1917 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 10 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall Working Men’s Club; Mount Top Wesleyan Chapel
Memorial: CWGC

CUTLIFFE (CUTCLIFFE), John

Name: CUTLIFFE (CUTCLIFFE), John
Rank: Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment (attd. 9th Bn. Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) ) (Formerly RAMC Private 216)
2nd Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: 17 Jan 1915
Date of Death: 26/08/1918 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Warlencourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VIII. L. 12.
Residence: 2 Batoun Gardens, Hammersmith, London
Birth Place: Dawlish, c. 1887
Additional Information: Son of George John and Eliza Caroline Cutcliffe (nee Atkins, m. 1867, Dartmouth) of Dawlish, Devon. His eldest brother, George, born 1870 married Amy Brooke of Rose Cottage, Beckett Road, Batley Carr on 2 Aug 1910 when he was a Clerk in Holy Orders living at Batley Carr Vicarage. He will have remembered his brother when compiling the memoriam.
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Dawlish War Memorial
Memorial:

DAY, Ernest

Name: DAY, Ernest
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 202003
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 4410)
2nd/5th Bn
Enrolled: Lincoln
Disembarked: France, Dec 1915
Date of Death: 12/04/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: IX. C. 5.
Residence: 43 Cosgrove Street, Cleethorpes
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Saville and Lydia Day (nee Spink, m. 29 Sep 1888, Batley All Saints) of 34 Albert Road, Cleethorpes, Lincolnshire. Formerly of Batley Carr. Husband to Phyllis Margaret Day (nee Bell, m. 1916, registered Grimsby).
Employment: Assisting Father in grocery shop
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 18 May 1918. Batley News, 25 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Old Boy of Warwick Road and Carlton Road Schools
Memorial: CWGC

DUNCAN, Joseph William

Name: DUNCAN, Joseph William
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 2124
Unit/Regiment: Royal Irish Rifles
11th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 16/08/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 138 to 140 and 162 to 162A and 163A.
Residence: 42, Wood Hill, Batley Carr, Dewsbury.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c. 1892
Additional Information: Son of David and Elizabeth Ann Duncan (nee Winterbottom, m. 25 Sep 1881, Leeds, All Saints). Husband of Annie Duncan (nee Hirst, m. 7 May 1915, Dewsbury All Saints)
Employment: Piecener in Woolen Mill
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial

EARNSHAW, Albert

Name: EARNSHAW, Albert
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 60746
Unit/Regiment: The King’s (Liverpool Regiment) (Formerly 26306, DLI)
Transferred to 308th Coy Labour Corps (171047)
Enrolled: Pontefract, 1916
Disembarked: Did not serve overseas
Date of Death: 19/10/1918 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of pneumonia in a Surrey Hospital
Cemetery Bradley (St Thomas) Churchyard, Yorkshire (South part)
Grave Ref:
Residence: Hilberoyd Road, Batley
Birth Place: Bradley, c. 1887
Additional Information: Married Annie Ethel Brearley (widow, nee Ramsden, m. 5 Feb 1916, Batley St. Andrew’s)
Employment: Soothill Wood Coke Ovens
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

Fox - Hirst

FOX, Louis Joseph

Name: FOX, Louis Joseph
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 286607
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
55th AA Coy (Anti-Aircraft Defences St. Albans)
Enrolled: 4 Oct 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 18/08/1918 Age: 50 years
How Died: Died of Bronchial pneumonia after 4 days at V A D Hospital St Albans
Cemetery St Albans (Hatfield Road) Cemetery
Grave Ref: Mil. F. 4.
Residence: Dryfield House, Healey, Batley
Birth Place: Staincliffe, Batley, c. 1868
Additional Information: Husband of Sarah Fox, of Brunswick House, West Park, Harrogate, Yorks. Youngest son of George & Mary Fox of Thorncliffe House, Batley. Attained the rank of Major at the Heckmondwike Battery of the Royal Field Artillery.
Employment: Cotton Spinner (Employer)
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

FOX, Percy

Name: FOX, Percy
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 776205
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery (Formerly Royal Field Artillery (Territorial) 588)
135th Army Bde.
Enrolled: Burley-in-Warfdale
Disembarked: France, 14 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 12/06/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Harponville Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave Ref: C. 1.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of George Frederick and Annie Eliza Fox (nee Smith, m. 10 May 1887, Carlinghow St Johns) of Batley.
Employment: Asylum attendant at Menston
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

FOX, Ralph Talbot

Name: FOX, Ralph Talbot
Rank: 2nd/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly KOYLI Private 205377)
4th Bn (Territorial)
Enrolled: Jun 1917
Disembarked: France, Jun 1918
Date of Death: 25/08/1918 Age: 38 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Mory Abbey Military Cemetery, Mory, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I.C.II.
Residence: Grove Road, Horbury, Wakefield
Birth Place: Batley, c.1881
Additional Information: Son of Phineas and late Hannah Fox. Husband of Mrs Rose Alice Fox (nee Stinton, m. Oct 1905, Hereford), of “Wyeville”, Grove Road, Horbury, Wakefield
Employment: Commercial Traveller (Rags)
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Sep 1918. Dewsbury District News, 7 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: CWGC
Soldiers Story: Ralph Talbot Fox

GOLDTHORPE, James Edward

Name: GOLDTHORPE, James Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2309783
Unit/Regiment: American Forces
165 Infantry
Enrolled: 25 Jan 1918
Disembarked: France, 12 Mar 1918
Date of Death: 18/07/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Oise-Aisne, France
Cemetery Oise-Aisne American Cemetery, France
Grave Ref:
Residence: Montgomery County, New York, USA
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Oct 1890
Additional Information: Son of Herbert & Sarah Lydia Goldthorpe (nee Lockwood m. 28 Jul 1888 Batley Parish). Formerly lived at 5 Cross Woodwell Street, Batley. Emigrated to America with his father 11 Sep 1909 aboard the “Campania”
Employment: Little Dock Ings Mill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Sep 1918
Roll of Honour: Associated with Hanover Street Congregationalist Church
Memorial:

GRIMSHAW, John Digby

Name: GRIMSHAW, John Digby
Rank: Colour Sergeant
Service Number: S. Y/1182
Unit/Regiment: Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 51st (2nd Yorkshire West Riding) Regiment of Foot)
 9th Bn.
Enrolled: Originally 1873
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 17 Aug 1915            Age:     60 years
How Died: Died at home following illness
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: R. 221.
Residence: 56 Richmond Street, Cross Bank, Batley
Birth Place: Twickenham, Middlesex, c. 1854
Additional Information: Son of the late James and Lydia Grimshaw (nee Hutton) of Twickenham, Middlesex. Husband to Mary Frances Grimshaw (nee Johnson, m. 3 Nov 1884, British subject from India).
Employment: Drill Sergeant
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The Afgan Medal & Clasp, India General Service Medal
Obituary:  Batley News, 21 Aug 1915
Roll of Honour:  Associated with Freemasons, Trafalgar Lodge, Batley
Memorial:
Soldiers Story: John Digby Grimshaw

HALL, Herbert

Name: HALL, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 40136
Unit/Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
Depot
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 29 Feb 1916
Disembarked: France, Sep 1916
Date of Death: 05/05/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of wounds at Charing Cross Hospital, London
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: K. 12.
Residence: Mill Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley
Additional Information: Son of William & M E Hall of Carr Nook, Mill Road, Batley Carr. Engaged to Miss Ada Fletcher.
Employment: Teamer for Dewsbury Co operative Society
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 May 1917 ( classifieds ). Dewsbury Reporter, 12 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Batley Carr Wesleyan Chapel
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial

HALSTEAD, Joseph Lancaster

Name: HALSTEAD, Joseph Lancaster
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 3122
Unit/Regiment: Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: France, 15 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 22/12/1915 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, from gas attack
Cemetery Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: II. B. 1.
Residence: 157 Lidgate Lane, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Lincoln, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of James and Louisa Ann Halstead (nee Marshall). Husband of Mary Ann Halstead (nee Burns, m. 25 Aug 1906, Dewsbury All Saints).
Employment: Leather Tanner at Messrs Harley Brothers
Marital Status: Widower, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 22 Jan 1916
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: CWGC

HAWCRIDGE, Robert Stuart

Name: HAWCRIDGE, Robert Stuart
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: SPTS/2871
Unit/Regiment: Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
24th Bn (2nd Sportsman’s Bn)
Enrolled: Jan 1915
Disembarked: France, 15 Nov 1915
Date of Death: 28/07/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 8 C, 9 A and 16 A.
Residence: Batley
Birth Place: Manningham, Bradford, 8 Jun 1887
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Arthur and Emma Hawcridge, of 6, Prospect Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Lancs. M.A. Cantab
Employment: Schoolmaster at Batley Grammar School since 1913
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School
Memorial: CWGC

HEALEY, Thomas Morton

Name: HEALEY, Thomas Morton
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12885
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Ilkley
Disembarked: France, 15 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 02/03/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds 52 Field Ambulance
Cemetery Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. C. 13.
Residence: The Clothier’s Arms Hotel, Bradford Road, Batley Carr, Batley
Birth Place: Leeds, c. 1896
Additional Information: Son of Charles Henry and Fanny Healey, of The Clothier’s Arms Hotel, Bradford Road, Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks. Native of Leeds.
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

HIRST, Abraham Horace

Name: HIRST, Abraham Horace
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4625
Unit/Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders
4th Bn
Enrolled: Nov 1915
Disembarked: France, Mar 1916
Date of Death: 16/11/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 15C.
Residence: Upper Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c. 1887
Additional Information: Son of Frank and Hannah Hirst of Upper Road, Batley Carr. Transcribed as Aber Hirst Killed in Action 16/11/1916
Employment: Plumber and House Painter
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 2 Dec 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Holy Trinity & CWGC
Soldiers Story: Abraham Hirst

HIRST, Hayden

Name: HIRST, Hayden
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19472
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
8th Bn.
Enrolled: Nov 1915 (Derby Scheme)
Disembarked: France, 20 Dec 1916
Date of Death: 24/02/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died from Nephritis at No1 South African General Hospital
Cemetery Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. C. 17.
Residence: Hollinbank, Heckmondwike
Birth Place: Staincliffe, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Ann Hirst (nee Collett), of Harrogate. Fiancé to Miss Blance Bailey. Educated at Staincliffe Church of England Schools and Leeds Higher Grade School.
Employment: Manager of Messrs Ephraim Hirst & Co. Ltd. Smithies Mills, Batley.
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Mar 1917 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 3 Mar 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; UK, De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour
Memorial: Heckmondwike War Memorial

Hodgson - Morton


HODGSON, Samuel

Name: HODGSON, Samuel
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 305139
Unit/Regiment: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment. (Formerly 1487)
1st/8th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked: France, 16 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 03/09/1916 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France
Grave Ref: XII. A. 4.
Residence: 6 Lupton Fold, Armley, Leeds
Birth Place: Brampton, Chesterfield, 1 Mar 1894
Additional Information: Son of Annie Hodgson, of 57, Bunker’s Lane, Staincliffe Hall Road, Batley, Yorks, and the late Arthur Hodgson. Native of Armley, Leeds
Employment: Moulder
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

HOLBROOK, Albert

Name: HOLBROOK, Albert
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 10631
Unit/Regiment: Kings Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked: Egypt, 16 Nov 1914
Date of Death: 28/06/1915 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Dardanelles
Cemetery Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Panel 84 to 92 or 220 to 222
Residence:
Birth Place: Barnsley (Monk Bretton), c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Emma Holbrook (nee Welsh) of Bradford Road, Batley.
Employment: Regular Soldier (1st Bn KOSB)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 July 1915
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

HOLMES, Herbert

Name: HOLMES, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 121228
Unit/Regiment: Labour Corps (Formerly 27371 East Yorkshire Regiment)
202nd A. E Coy
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/02/1919 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died whilst serving with Salonika Forces
Cemetery Haidar Pasha Cemetery, Turkey
Grave Ref: I. E. 13.
Residence: 117 Bradford Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of David and Emily Holmes (nee Midgley, m. 1879, registered Dewsbury) of 117 Bradford Road, Birstall
Employment: House Painter
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Mar 1919
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

HOLMES, John Henry

Name: HOLMES, John Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17111
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn (105th Foot)
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: France, 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 12/03/1917 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Rosieres Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: III. C. 6.
Residence: 14 Carlisle Street, Batley Carr, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Bromley Road, Hanging Heaton, 23 May 1884
Additional Information: Son of John and Alice Holmes (nee Goodman, m. 1878, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Elizabeth Holmes (nee Rigg, m. 17 Sep 1906, Dewsbury, All Saints). Cousin to George Thewlis.
Employment: Teamer for Messrs John Bragg and Son General Carriers.
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial

INESON, Ben

Name: INESON, Ben
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4/8254
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st Bn (3rd Platoon)
Enrolled: Halifax
Disembarked: France, 28 Dec 1914
Date of Death: 28/03/1915 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action by Trench Mortar
Cemetery Houplines Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. E. 25.
Residence: Batley, then Huddersfield
Birth Place: Huddersfield, Jul 1891
Additional Information: Son of Mr Frank Ineson of Thornton Road, Crossland Moor, Huddersfield (formerly of Batley). 4 years a Territorial.
Employment: Mechanic
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Apr 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

LEACH, Ervin (Irving)

Name: LEACH, Ervin (Irving)
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 72233
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 06/03/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died:
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: E 293
Residence: 19 Purlwell Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of William and Dorothy Leach (nee Nicholson)
Employment: Tailor
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Andrews, Purlwell
Memorial:

LEONARD, Ann

Name: LEONARD, Ann
Rank: Civilian Worker
Service Number: N/A
Unit/Regiment: Worked in Munitions
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 21/07/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Pitric Acid
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: G 436
Residence: 31 North Bank Road, Batley
Birth Place: Morley, c.1892
Additional Information: Daughter of William and Emma Leonard of 24 North Bank Road, Cross Bank, Batley. Sister to Edward Leonard (Missing presumed K in A 2 Jul 1916).
Employment: Cloth Weaver and then Barnbow Munitions Factory
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: York Minster; St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: None
Ann’s Story: Ann Leonard

LOBLEY MM, Alfred

Name: LOBLEY MM, Alfred
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 781842
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
2nd West Riding Bde.
Enrolled: Existing member of Heckmondwike RFA
Disembarked: France, 5 Jan 1917
Date of Death: 26/07/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died at Staincliffe Base Hospital of injuries from horse after saddle slip.
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: A. “C” 276.
Residence: 26 Mitchell Avenue, Halifax Road, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Batley, 13 Dec 1897
Additional Information: Son of Tom and Clara Lobley (nee Wright, m. 13 Jul 1897, Batley, St Thomas) of Halifax Road, Dewsbury. Engaged to Miss Taylor.
Employment: Messrs S P Fairhurst, Rag Merchants, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal. MM Gazetted 16 Aug 1917
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Aug 1918. Dewsbury District News, 3 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial
Soldiers Story: Alfred Lobley

LOCKWOOD, Herbert

Name: LOCKWOOD, Herbert
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 212879
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Gen. Base Depot
Enrolled: 9 Dec 1915
Disembarked: Mesopotamia, 29 May 1917
Date of Death: 30/09/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia at the British 33rd General Hospital, Basra
Cemetery Basra War Cemetery, Iraq
Grave Ref: I. N. 20.
Residence: 11 Woodhill Terrace, Batley Carr, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of Joseph Bottom Lockwood and Sarah Lockwood (nee Mortimer) of 101 Victoria Street, Batley Carr, Batley
Employment: Messrs. J Brook & Sons, Batley Carr. Carpenter & Joiner
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Batley Carr Working Mens Club
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial

MARSHALL, Albert Edward

Name: MARSHALL, Albert Edward
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 780148
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“B” Battery 246th Bde (Territorial Force)
Enrolled: Heckmondwike
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 02/10/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: IX. F. 4
Residence: 53 Fentons Buildings, Bradford Road, Batley (1911). Later at 34 Pyrah Street, Carlton Road, Dewsbury.
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 11 Apr 1896
Additional Information: Son of William Edward and Hannah Elizabeth Marshall, of Dewsbury, Yorks.
Employment: Mechanic
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 13 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial

MASSINGHAM, Walter

Name: MASSINGHAM, Walter
Rank: Fireman & Trimmer
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: Mercantile Marine
S.S. “Rowena” (West Hartlepool)
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 18/04/1917 Age: 51 years
How Died: Killed as a result of an attack by an enemy submarine
Cemetery Tower Hill Memorial
Grave Ref: Pier 2 Course 3 Face “P” Column “E”
Residence:
Birth Place: King’s Lynn, c.1866
Additional Information: Son of the late Earl and Mary Ann Massingham.Husband of Ellen Massingham (nee Smith), of 42, Bolton Yard, Batley Carr, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

MORTON, Fred

Name: MORTON, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 27861
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Mar 1915
Disembarked: France, Dec 1916
Date of Death: 03/11/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Auberchicourt British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. E. 3.
Residence:
Birth Place: Mount Pleasant, Batley
Additional Information: Son of George France Morton and Emma Morton, of 82, Wharf Street, Savile Town, Dewsbury. Formerly Mount Pleasant, Batley. Brother of Ben Morton (Killed in Action 24 Aug 1917)
Employment: Messrs G H Hirst & Co, Savile Town (Pattern Weaver)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Nov 1918. Dewsbury Reporter 30 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Gospel Hall, Purlwell
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial

Newsome - Robinson

NEWSOME, George Edward

Name: NEWSOME, George Edward
Rank: L/Sgt
Service Number: 7310
Unit/Regiment: Coldstream Guards
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 20 Jun 1907
Disembarked: 12/08/1914
Date of Death: 16/11/1914 Age: 24 years
How Died: Shot by Sniper, Rentel, West Flanders
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgiun
Grave Ref: Panel 11
Residence: Formerly at 70 Upper Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 15 Apr 1889
Additional Information: Son of Albert A and Jane Newsome (nee Gledhill). Possible engaged to Miss May B Rumble of 48 Junction Road, Upper Holloway, London, N19. Served with BEF.
Employment: Regular Soldier since 1907, previously Grocer.
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: The Scarborough Mercury, 27 Nov 1914. Scarborough Pictorial, 9 Dec 1914 (photo)
Roll of Honour: De Ruvigny’s Roll of Honour; Olivers Mount Memorial, Scarborough; Falsgrave’s All Saints Church (since demolished)
Memorial: CWGC

NEWSOME, Lewis

Name: NEWSOME, Lewis
Rank: Private
Service Number: 27238
Unit/Regiment: Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princes of Wales’ Own)
6th Bn
Enrolled: Scarborough
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/11/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery St Patrick’s Cemetery, Loos, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: II. C. 2.
Residence: 50 St Sepulchre Street, Scarborough
Birth Place: Batley, 30 Sep 1881
Additional Information: Son of Myers and Jane Newsome (nee Arlom, m.18 Nov 1875, Thornhill Lees Parish Church). Husband to Annie Elizabeth Newsome (nee Goodall, m. 1917)
Employment: Proprietor of Fish & Chip Shop, 50 St Sepulchre Street, Scarborough (under the name of Crosby)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Dec 1917
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Scarborough War Memorial
Memorial: Scarborough War Memorial (T Newsome on CWGC)

PATTISON, Gilbert

Name: PATTISON, Gilbert
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 10868
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (Later Royal Flying Corps)
8th Bn.
Enrolled: Halifax
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 16/01/1915 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died at Clipstone Camp, Belton Park, Grantham
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: G. 256.
Residence:
Birth Place: Morley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of late John James Pattison, formerly manager of West End Colliery , Batley & Mary Eliza Pattison of 5 New Park Street Morley. Assistant Scout Master at Bruntcliffe .
Employment: Home Service
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Jan 1915 (funeral)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Morley War Memorial

POGSON, Clement

Name: POGSON, Clement
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202158
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 4986)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 08/07/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, Pressumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11C & 12A
Residence: West Vale, White Lee, Heckmondwike
Birth Place: White Lee, c.1897
Additional Information: Youngest son of Albert Edward and Violetta Pogson (nee Cartwright, m. 28 Apr 1888, Carlinghow St John) of West Vale, White Lee, Heckmondwike
Employment: Hair Dresser at Cross Bank Road, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Sep 1916 (photo), 16 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Heckmondwike War Memorial
Soldiers Story: Clement Pogson

PRESTON, Abraham

Name: PRESTON, Abraham
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38310
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment (Formerly 17/127 West Yorkshire Regiment)
10th (Service) Bn.
Enrolled: Leeds, 9 Dec 1914
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 15/11/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action (Medal record states Missing Presumed Killed in Action)
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 14A & 14B
Residence: 23 Parliament Place, Armley, Leeds
Birth Place: Batley, c. 1896
Additional Information: Only son of Richardson and Selina Preston (nee Wentworth, m. 24 Dec 1892, Batley All Saints) of 15 Parliament Terrace, Armley, Leeds
Employment: Painter
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Armley War Memorial

RAYNER, William

Name: RAYNER, William
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 75614
Unit/Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
“D” Battery 50th Brigade
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked: 16 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 19/06/1917 Age: years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: III. L. 30.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley
Additional Information: Son of Irvine and Henrietta Rayner (nee France, m. 20 Aug 1887, Batley All Saints)
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

REDGWICK, Arthur

Name: REDGWICK, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/2524
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
3rd Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 04/02/1917 Age: 50 years
How Died: Died at home
Cemetery Hanging Heaton (St Paul’s) Churchyard
Grave Ref: 866
Residence: 8, Court 5, King Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: 1867
Additional Information: NOTHING FOUND
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

ROBINSON, Herbert

Albion Street, Batley

Name: ROBINSON, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/2023
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France, 19 May 1915
Date of Death: 04/10/1915 Age: 17 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 97 & 98
Residence:
Birth Place: Streethouse, Yorkshire, 1898
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Mary Robinson (nee Preston, m. Dec 1880, registered Great Ousburn) of Ouseburn, York. Enrolled under age.
Employment: Lyer on in cloth mill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley)
Memorial: Little Ouseburn War Memorial

ROBINSON, Harry

Name: ROBINSON, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15213
Unit/Regiment: Coldstream Guards
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: France, 26 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 27/09/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Sanders Keep Military Cemetery, Graincourt-les-Havrincourt, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: II. D. 3.
Residence: Prospect Terrace, Warwick Road, Batley
Birth Place: Streethouse, Yorkshire, 1896
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Mary Robinson (nee Preston, m. Dec 1880, registered Great Ousburn) of Ouseburn, York.
Employment: Cloth Finisher at Messers John Blackburn, Old Mill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley)
Memorial: Little Ouseburn War Memorial

Sheard - Thackray

SHEARD, Charles

Name: SHEARD, Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: 204596
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 23752)
23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: France, May 1916
Date of Death: 22/03/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 2 and 3.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Harriett Sheard of 16 Smithies Moor Lane, Birstall
Employment: Messrs. R Dewhurst & Co, Printworks
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Apr 1918. Dewsbury Reporter, 20 Apr 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

SHEPPARD, Lewis

Name: SHEPPARD, Lewis
Rank: Private
Service Number: 36107
Unit/Regiment: London Regiment (Formerly East Surrey Regiment and Royal Flying Corps No 35535)
1st/23rd Bn
Enrolled: Farnborough, Jul 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 09/12/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6
Residence: 6 Gladwin Street, Batley
Birth Place: Ashford, Kent, c.1888
Additional Information: Husband to Charlotte Sheppard (nee Reynolds, m. 8 Mar 1911, Derby) of 6 Gladwin Street, Batley
Employment: Tailor & Cutter at Messrs. George Jessop & Son, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

SMITH , Joseph

Name: SMITH , Joseph
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 43421
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 15602, York And Lancs Regt )
10th Bn
Enrolled: Sheffield
Disembarked: France, 9 May 1915
Date of Death: 25/12/1916 Age: 37 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Lesboeufs, Somme, France
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
Residence: Queen Street, Batley
Birth Place: Wakefield, c. 1881
Additional Information: Son of Joshua Smith. Husband of Ellen Smith (nee Donnelly, m. 1899, St Joseph’s, Aldershot). Also served in South African War. His wife moved to 26 Little Town Road, Ossett after Joseph re-enlisted.
Employment: Working in Featherstone
Marital Status: Married with children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Ossett War Memorial

SMITHSON, Percy

Name: SMITHSON, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: Royal Tank Corps (Formerly H/38320 13th Hussars, then L/19550 Corps of Lancers)
Enrolled: Batley, Dec 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: Age: years
How Died: May have survived the war.
Cemetery
Grave Ref:
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Dec 1889
Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Martha Smithson. Husband to Eliza Emma Smithson (nee Spedding, m. 25 May 1912, Hick Lane Wesleyan Chapel).
Employment: Discharged to class Z (Reserves) 21 Jan 1920
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, India General Service Medal (1919)
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial:

STOCKWELL, Eric Craig St.George

Name: STOCKWELL, Eric Craig St.George
Rank: T/Major
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th (Service) Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France, 27 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 20/01/1919 Age: 38 years
How Died: Died of illness at home, Oakleigh, Goudhurst, Kent
Cemetery Dewsbury Moor (St John’s) Churchyard
Grave Ref: South 254
Residence: The Farm, Staincliffe, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1880 (baptised 20 Nov 1880, Staincliffe Christ Church)
Additional Information: Son of George Ephraim St. Clair Stockwell (major RAMC), and Emma Stockwell. Husband of Mary Alice Stockwell (nee Fawcett, m. 18 Sep 1907, Dewsbury All Saints). Was earlier attached to the Territorial’s and fought in the South African War.
Employment: Mungo Shoddy Manufacturer
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 25 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: CWGC
Soldiers Story: Major Eric Stockwell

STUBBINGS, Edgar Wilkinson

Name: STUBBINGS, Edgar Wilkinson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 27818
Unit/Regiment: Lancashire Fusiliers (Formerly 23720 KOYLI)
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Huddersfield
Disembarked: 3 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 16/08/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panels 54 to 60 and 163A.
Residence:
Birth Place: Huddersfield, c.1892
Additional Information: Son James and Harriet Stubbings (nee Wilkinson) of 20 Blacker Road, Birkby, Huddersfield. Husband of Mildred Alice Stubbings (Nee Varey, m. 17 Mar 1914, Huddersfield, St John). Mildred remarried after Edgars death to John W Barnham in 1919 and lived at 49 Mill Lane, Hanging Heaton, Batley.
Employment: Embosser in printing industry (Show card Maker)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

SYKES, John Ramsey

Name: SYKES, John Ramsey
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 219486
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
408th Bty. 96th Bde
Enrolled: Barnsley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/09/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in 136 Field Ambulance, France
Cemetery Canada Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: IV. B. 5.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, 30 Mar 1892
Additional Information: Son of George and Ada Sykes (nee Atkinson, m. 2 May 1891). Husband of Edith M. Sykes (nee France, m. Mar 1914, Barnsley) of 28, Queen’s Avenue, Barnsley, Yorks.
Employment: Drayman
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: CWGC

TASKER, James

Name: TASKER, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 31746
Unit/Regiment: The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
2nd Garrison Bn.
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/10/1918 Age: 50 years
How Died: Died
Cemetery Sarigol Military Cemetery, Kriston, Greece
Grave Ref: A. 1.
Residence: Union Street, Birkenshaw (1911)
Birth Place: Birkenshaw, c.1869
Additional Information: Son of Richard and Eliza Tasker (nee Brown) of Birkenshaw, Bradford, Yorks. Husband of Mary Emily Tasker, of 24, Lidgate Lane, Batley Carr, formerly of Town Street, Birkenshaw, Bradford, Yorks.
Employment: Coal Miner
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

TAYLOR, Harold

Name: TAYLOR, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2219
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
5th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract
Disembarked: France, 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 14/06/1915 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VIII. A. 79.
Residence: Formerly of 63 Cross Bank Road, Batley
Birth Place: Carlinghow, Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Martha Ann Taylor (nee Thompson, m. 15 Feb 1890, Batley All Saints) of Schofield Buildings, Lady Balk, Pontefract.
Employment: Trammer in Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Pontefract (All Saints) War Memorial
Memorial: CWGC

THACKRAY (THACKRAH), Herbert

Name: THACKRAY (THACKRAH), Herbert
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 270262
Unit/Regiment: Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment
1st/7th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 10/04/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bedford House Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Enclosure No.2 III. B. 1.
Residence: Walton, Yorks
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of James and Charlotte Thackray of 5 Hope Street, Dewsbury (1911).
Employment: Tailor
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: CWGC

Thewlis - Webber

THEWLIS, Percy

Name: THEWLIS, Percy
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 203637
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
1091 Battery, 217th Bde., Lahore.
Enrolled: Scarborough, 19 Jan 1916
Disembarked: India, 11 Oct 1917
Date of Death: 07/11/1919 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia after reaching his demobilisation depot
Cemetery Deulali Government Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: Plot CE. Row M. Grave 13.
Residence: 49 Nelson Street, Scarborough. His wife moved back with her mother (Mrs John Lodge) at 56 Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton, Batley, W. Yorks.
Birth Place: Gomersal, 30 Apr 1888
Additional Information: Son of George Willie and Annie Thewlis (nee Morland, m. 1885) of 26 Mill Lane, Hanging Heaton. Husband of Elizabeth Thewlis (nee Lodge, m. 24 Nov 1915, Ebenezer Chapel)
Employment: Grocer’s assistant at Scarborough. Previously working for Mr A Pearson, Grocer, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: India GSM + Clasp. The British War Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Nov 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: CWGC
Soldiers Story: Percy Thewlis

TIMONEY, John Francis

Name: TIMONEY, John Francis
Rank: Private
Service Number: 252308
Unit/Regiment: British Columbian Regiment (Canadian Infantry)
102nd Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 21/03/1917 Age: 33 years
How Died:
Cemetery Villers Station Cemetery, Villers-aux Bois, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VI. F. 19.
Residence:
Birth Place:
Additional Information: Son of James and Teresa Timoney, of 7, The Bower, Batley, Yorkshire, England.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

WALKER, John (Thomas)

Name: WALKER, John (Thomas)
Rank: Pioneer
Service Number: 129993
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers (Formerly 7725 King’s Royal Rifle Corps)
4th Bn. Special Bde.
Enrolled: Huddersfield
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/06/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Grave Ref: II. A. 18.
Residence: Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of the late Ephraim and Rachel Walker, of Dewsbury, Yorks.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jul 1916
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: CWGC

WALKER, Ralph

Name: WALKER, Ralph
Rank: Guardsman
Service Number: 14435
Unit/Regiment: Scots Guards
1st Bn
Enrolled: Oct 1915
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 06/04/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia in Hospital
Cemetery Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, Somme
Grave Ref: IV.C.45
Residence: 102, Brighton St., Heckmondwike, Yorks.
Birth Place: Staincliffe, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of John Willans Walker and Hannah Walker (nee Pool), of Staincliffe, Dewsbury. Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Walker (nee Senior, m. Dec1906, Dewsbury) of 102, Brighton St., Heckmondwike, Yorks.
Employment: Worked in fathers Business as Foreman, Rag Merchants
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 14 Apr 1917
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Associated with Bright Street Working Mens Club
Memorial: CWGC

WALSHAW, H

Name: WALSHAW, H
Rank:
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: Nothing Found
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: Age: years
How Died:
Cemetery
Grave Ref:
Residence:
Birth Place:
Additional Information:
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Andrews, Purlwell
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial (H E Walshaw)

WARD, Harold

Name: WARD, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18673
Unit/Regiment: Coldstream Guards
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: France, 1 Feb 1917
Date of Death: 14/07/1917 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action (Shell burst)
Cemetery Canada Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. C. 19.
Residence: 165 Lidgate Lane, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Wakefield, c.1892
Additional Information: Native of Batley Carr. Son of George and Elizabeth Ann Ward, of 165, Lidgate Lane, Batley Carr, Dewsbury.
Employment: Blanket Raiser, Wormolds and Walkers, Dewsbury Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 28 Jul 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Carr Working Men’s Club
Memorial: CWGC

WATSON, Herbert Henry

Name: WATSON, Herbert Henry
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 7655
Unit/Regiment: London Regiment (Queen Victoria’s Rifles) (formerly 5710 8th London Regiment)
1st/9th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: 6 Jul 1916
Date of Death: 09/10/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 9C.
Residence: 63 Taylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: Beverly, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Ada Watson of 63 Taylor Street, Batley (formerly Goole). Mr Joseph Watson a Corporal in the Royal Defence Corps, brother Les Midshipman in Mercantile Marine.
Employment: Telegraph Messenger for GPO (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Oct 1917
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial

WEATE, John Jiffert (Gifford)

Name: WEATE, John Jiffert (Gifford)
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 12/1093
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action on the Somme
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11C and 12 A
Residence: Edge End East, Thornhill.
Birth Place: Wolverhampton, c. 1895
Additional Information: Son of John Gifford Weate and Sarah Ann Weate (nee Latewood) of West Bromwich, Staffordshire. 1911 Census shows adopted by Stepfather and Stepmother Lewis and Gertrude Westcott living at Edge End East, Thornhill. 1901 Census shows john as a pauper in the workhouse at Healds Road Staincliffe.
Employment: Rope Minder below ground (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Roll of Honour in Dewsbury library
Memorial: Dewsbury War Memorial

WEBBER, George

Name: WEBBER, George
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 2746
Unit/Regiment: Australian Infantry, AIF
45th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 10/11/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died:
Cemetery Sutton Veny (St John’s) Churchyard, Warminster, Wiltshire
Grave Ref: 23. I. 2
Residence: 3 Richmond Street, Crossbank, Batley
Birth Place: Devonport, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Mrs L Hender, Husband of Annie Webber
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

Whitaker - Wyles

WHITAKER, George

Name: WHITAKER, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10952
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: France, 10 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 28/10/1914 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 31
Residence: 8 Back High Street, Batley Carr (1911)
Birth Place: Ravensthorpe, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of John and Zillah Whittaker, of 51, King Street, Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Woollens Piecener then later Trammer in Coal Mine
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: CWGC

WHITAKER, Gordon Stanley

Name: WHITAKER, Gordon Stanley
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37457
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
16th Bn.
Enrolled: Sep 1916
Disembarked: France, Dec 1916
Date of Death: 30/04/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 4
Residence: Claremont House, Birstall
Birth Place: Wakefield, c. 1886
Additional Information: Son of Samuel Frederick and Sophia Whitaker (nee Blackburn), of Wakefield. Husband of Annie Whitaker (nee Laycock, m. 24 Mar 1913, Brownhill St Saviour).
Employment: Messrs W Rhodes Ltd., Bedding and Flock Manufacturers, Carlton Cross Mills, Leeds.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 19 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Dewsbury Reporter

WHITAKER, Percy

Name: WHITAKER, Percy
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 2291
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
1st W.R. Bde. A.C.
Enrolled: May 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 17/07/1915 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died at Home (suicide)
Cemetery Morley Cemetery
Grave Ref: B. “C.” 943
Residence: Nab Lane, Howden Clough, Birstall
Birth Place: Morley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of Arthur Walter and the late Mary Louisa Whitaker, of The Nabb, Howden Clough, Birstall.
Employment: Certified Land and Minerals Surveyer
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Not applicable
Obituary: Batley News, 24 July 1915
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC

WHITAKER, Edgar

Name: WHITAKER, Edgar
Rank: Private
Service Number: 58301
Unit/Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (Formerly 29910, Yorks L.I.)
231st Coy
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 23/11/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died:
Cemetery Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panels 12 & 13
Residence: 1 Fox Buildings, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Sowerby Bridge, 17 Jan 1893
Additional Information: Son of Sheard and Mary Whitaker of Fox Buildings, Staincliffe
Employment: Cloth Millener
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: CWGC

WOOD, Sam

Name: WOOD, Sam
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/7699
Unit/Regiment: Winchester Rifles (Rifle Brigade)
8th Bn 44th Div
Enrolled: 29 Dec 1914</
Disembarked: France, 20 May 1915
Date of Death: 19/12/1915 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action by shell
Cemetery Poperinge New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. E. 32.
Residence: 140 Royd’s View, High Street, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Leeds, c. 1894
Additional Information: Son of George and Ann Wood (nee Briggs, m. 4 Sep 1887, Ossett and Gawthorpe, Holy and Undivided Trinity) of Elizabeth Place, Dewsbury.
Employment: Mill Hand
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: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: CWGC

WYLES, Harold

Name: WYLES, Harold
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 795740
Unit/Regiment: Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery
245th Brigade (Territorial Force)
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked: France, 15 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 09/05/1917 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died of Wounds by bomb dropped by aeroplane
Cemetery Merville Community Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. A. 18
Residence:
Birth Place: Soothill, Batley, c. 1882
Additional Information: Son of the late Joseph Wyles and Isabella Wyles (nee Fullen, m. 17 Oct 1881, Calverley, St Wilfrid) of 323 Park Mount, East Bowling, Bradford. Yorks.
Employment: Assisted father in Wool Brokering Business
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Jun 1917  (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: CWGC