FAWCETT – JUBB (Birstall)

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FAWCETT , Thomas (Henry)
 

Name: FAWCETT , Thomas (Henry)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202107
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 4878)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: France, 23 Mar 1916
Date of Death: 23/07/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing presumed killed in action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 65, Church St., Birstall, Yorks.
Birth Place: Birstall, 22 Sep 1897
Additional Information: Son of David and Bertha Fawcett (nee Raper, m. 2 Aug 1884, Gomersal, St Mary) of 65 Church Street, Birstall.
Employment: Doffer (Worsted) in 1911
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Aug 1916 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 12 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Rear of square tier

FIRN , Arthur
 

Name: FIRN , Arthur
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 202800
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment
2nd/5th Bn
Enrolled: Birstall
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/11/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, France
Cemetery Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France
Grave Ref: III. D. 16.
Residence: Poplar Farm, Gomersal
Birth Place: Murton Cum Osbaldwick, 1 Feb 1891
Additional Information: Son of James William (Farm Bailiff) and Mary Jane Firn (nee Mitchell, m. 1878, registered Selby) of Poplar Farm, Oxford Road, Gomersal.
Employment: Gardener
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Dec 1917
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

FIRTH , Herbert (Henry)
 

Name: FIRTH , Herbert (Henry)
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 1244
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
18th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked: Egypt, Dec 1915
Date of Death: 07/05/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Duisans British Cemetery, Etrun, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: III. K. 18.
Residence: Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 18 Apr 1894
Additional Information: Son of Edwin and Lucy Ann Firth (nee Holmes, m. 20 Aug 1887, Birstall, St Peter) of 25 Mount Top, Birstall.
Employment: Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal. Certificate of Merit
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Dec 1916 (photo), 19 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Howden Clough Methodist Church; Birstall Mount Top Wesleyan Methodist Church; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

FISHER , William (Sutton)
 

Name: FISHER , William (Sutton)
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service Number: J/41122
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Navy
H. M. S. “Black Prince”
Enrolled: Jun, 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 31/05/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action at the Battle of Jutland
Cemetery Plymouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 13.
Residence: Brownhill Road, Batley
Birth Place: Carlinghow, Batley, 25 Dec 1895
Additional Information: The only son of Herbert & Ellen Fisher (nee Sutton, m. 20 Aug 1892, Batley, All Saints) of 6 Brookroyd, Batley
Employment: Rag Department, Messers George Hirst & Sons, Britannia Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Jun 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church; Brown Hill Liberal Club
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

FISHER , Willie
 

Name: FISHER , Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 306644
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding) Regiment
2nd/7th Bn
Enrolled: Liversedge, Mar 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 27/05/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritine, France
Grave Ref: P. I. G. 6B.
Residence: Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c. 1894
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Mary (Polly) Fisher (nee Atkinson, m. 19 Dec 1891, Birstall, St Peter) of 33 Raikes Lane, Birstall.
Employment: Dyer’s Labourer at Messrs. Longbottom’s Dyeworks.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Jun 1917. Dewsbury Reporter, 2 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church; Birstall Mount Top Wesleyan Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

FLANAGAN , John
 

Name: FLANAGAN , John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 47715
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 04/01/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died of Wounds accidentally sustained in France
Cemetery Bray Military Cemetery,Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. BI. 29.
Residence: 56 Church Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Timothy and Sarah Jane Flanagan (nee Snee, m. 1875, registered Dewsbury). Husband of Florence Flanagan (nee Hobson, m. 10 May 1913, St Patrick’s, Low Lane, Birstall).
Employment: Coal Miner (Hewer)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

FRAIN , John
 

Name: FRAIN , John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 241573
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/5th Bn
Enrolled: Halifax
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 31/10/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died
Cemetery Berlin South-Western Cemetery, Brandenburg, Germany
Grave Ref: IX. A. 5.
Residence: 25 Coach Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of Michael and Bridget Frain (nee Frain, m. 1885, registered Dewsbury) of 25 Leeds Road, Birstall
Employment: Packer at Messrs. G & J Stubley, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jun 1918
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

FREEMAN , Harold
 

Name: FREEMAN , Harold
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 268644
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 8137)
2nd/5th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 20/07/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Marfaux British Cemetery, Marne, France
Grave Ref: III. B. 9.
Residence:
Birth Place: Driglington, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Sam and Ann Freeman (nee Holmes, m. 11 Jan 1888, Drighlington, St Paul) of Station Road, Driglington
Employment: Grocer
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

FURNISS , Frank
 

Name: FURNISS , Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4556
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield, Mar 1915
Disembarked: France, 11 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 16/06/1916 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: D. 27.
Residence: 1 Nova Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 10 Feb 1894
Additional Information: Son of Richard and Ann Furniss (nee Pattison, m. 26 Mar 1881, Birstall, St Peter) of Nova Lane, Birstall
Employment: Teamer for Mr Willie Burnhill, farmer, Nova Lane, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Jun 1916
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

GARNER, John (Thomas)
 

Name: GARNER, John (Thomas)
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 5898
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
1st Bn
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked: France, 9 Nov 1914
Date of Death: 18/07/1915 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Givenchy, France
Cemetery Guards Cemetery, Windy Corner, Cuinchy, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. B. 6.
Residence: 8 Bedford Street, Halifax
Birth Place: Pateley Bridge, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of John Mitchell Garner and Sarah Garner. Husband to Christiana Garner (nee Popplewell, m. 18 Jun 1908, Darton All Saints, Barnsley). Separated after 4 years of marriage, Christians emigrated to Canada.
Employment: Taxi Cab Driver for Carriage Proprieter
Marital Status: Separated
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

GOODALL, John
 

Name: GOODALL, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 46055
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
8th Bn
Enrolled: Birstal, 14 Apr 1916
Disembarked: France, 10 Dec 1916
Date of Death: 29/05/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. F. 7.
Residence: Victoria Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of William and Susannah Goodall of Kirkgate, Birstall
Employment: Douglas Lawson & Sons, Birstall
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Jun 1917, 16 Jun 1917 (photo), 23 Jun 1917
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s); Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Batley; Birstall War Memorial; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

GRAHAM , William Henry
 

Name: GRAHAM , William Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: SR/7827
Unit/Rgiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
6th Bn
Enrolled: Lincoln
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 09/08/1915 Age: 41 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli
Cemetery Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Panel 44 to 46.
Residence: 24 Lambs Field Place, Gelderd Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Bradford, c.1875
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Hannah Mary Graham. Husband of Sarah Ann Graham (nee Reynolds, m. Oct 1899, North Bierly). Served in the South African War.
Employment: Coal Miner
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

GREENWOOD , Harold
 

Name: GREENWOOD , Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 24236
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Birstall, May 1916
Disembarked: France, Oct 1916
Date of Death: 25/05/1917 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Germany
Cemetery Hamburg Cemetery, Germany
Grave Ref: IV. H. 4.
Residence: 87 Church Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 2 May 1892
Additional Information: Son of George and Amelia Greenwood (nee Walker, m. 22 Aug 1891, Birstall, St Peter) of 87 Church Street, Birstall
Employment: Worked with father as a Carrier
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Jun 1917 (states prisoner and wounded)
Roll of Honour: Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

Haigh - Holmes

HAIGH , Wilfred
 

Name: HAIGH , Wilfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 28870
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Birstall
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/04/1918 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 6
Residence: 3 Rose Terrace, Howden Clough
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of William and Ann Haigh (nee Smith, m. 19 Sep 1874, Kirkburton, All Hallows) of 209 Leeds Road, Howden Clough. Husband of Amy Alberta Haigh (nee Pape, m. 1914, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Painter / Plumber
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

HALEY , Isaac
 

Name: HALEY , Isaac
Rank: Private
Service Number: 308051
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (Formerly 5480, 7204)
1st/7th Bn
Enrolled: 1916
Disembarked: France, Jul 1916
Date of Death: 13/04/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 82 to 85 and 162A
Residence: 49 Leeds Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Adwalton, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Sarah Jane Bentley (nee Haley) of Fieldhead Lane. Husband to Mary Haley (nee Freeman, m. 1914, registered Dewsbury)
Employment: Packer for Messrs. George Blackburn & Sons, mungo manufacturers
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Patrick’s R C Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

HALEY , William
 

Name: HALEY , William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41652
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 283552 West Yorkshire Regiment)
24th (Tyneside Irish) Bn. Trench Mortar Battery
Enrolled: Apr 1916
Disembarked: France, Jul 1917
Date of Death: 03/12/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. D. 17.
Residence: The Tram Terminus, Bradford Road, Birkenshaw
Birth Place: Gomersal, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Clara Haley of 33 Low Lane, Birstall. Husband of Florence Haley (nee Precious, m. 12 Jul 1914, Birkenshaw St Paul) of Bradford Road, Birkenshaw.
Employment: Warper at Messrs. W Holton & Sons, College Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Mount Tabor United Methodist Free Church, Birstall
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

HARE , Joseph
 

Name: HARE , Joseph
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 8072
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
7th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 22/12/1916 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died at Home
Cemetery Birkenshaw, St Paul’s Churchyard, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: NE area near church
Residence: Springfield Farm, Birkenshaw
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Hare of Springfield Farm, Birkenshaw, and the late Louisa Hare.
Employment: Farmers son working on farm
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Nothing found
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

HARTLEY , Dennis
 

Name: HARTLEY , Dennis
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3939
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/7th Bn
Enrolled: Birstall, 9 Dec 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/09/1916 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Residence: 13 Industrial Avenue, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall
Additional Information: Son of George and Emma Hartley, of 13, Industrial Avenue, Birstall, Leeds.
Employment: Spinner
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Sep 1916, 23 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Left hand side of square tier

HEPWORTH, Thomas William
 

Name: HEPWORTH, Thomas William
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 2584
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers (Formerly 15251 KOYLI)
7th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: Dardanelles, 9 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 15/08/1915 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Suvla Bay, Gallipoli
Cemetery Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Panel 185 to 190.
Residence: White House, Raikes Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, Jan 1891
Additional Information: Son of Samuel and and Mary Ellen Hepworth (nee Roberts, m. 11 Sep 1886, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Piecener at College Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Sep 1915 (photo), 5 Feb 1916, 11 Mar 1916
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge; Batley Working Men’s Club; Batley Parish Church School; Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

HINCHCLIFFE , Basil
 

Name: HINCHCLIFFE , Basil
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10559
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked: France, 19 Sep 1914
Date of Death: 29/06/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: IV. B. 11.
Residence: 25 Bradford Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1894
Additional Information: Twin Son of Frank and Frances L Hinchcliffe of Hartley’s Buildings Bradford Road, Birstall (later of 25, Rectory Terrace, Kirkstall, Leeds.)
Employment: Apprentice to Mr H Hirst, California Mills, Gomersal as a Mule Fitter
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 21 Jul 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

HIRST, Harry
 

Name: HIRST, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20452
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled: Cleckheaton
Disembarked: France, 7 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 08/05/1915 Age: 17 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47.
Residence: 14 Smithies Moor Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Darton, near Wooley, 1 Feb 1898
Additional Information: Son of Mary Hirst, of 14, Smithies Moor Lane, Birstall, Leeds, and the late Bennett Hirst.
Employment: Mill Hand
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

HIRST , Raymond
 

Name: HIRST , Raymond
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 53641
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 33491 West Yorkshire Regiment)
19th Bn
Enrolled: Jun 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 17/04/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Martinsart British Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. F. 54.
Residence: Gomersall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1890
Additional Information: Only son of Harry and Jane Hirst (nee Cartwright) of 66 Huddersfield Road, Birstall. Husband to Lucy Hirst (nee Shepley, m. 7 Oct 1916, Gomersal St Mary).
Employment: Watchmaker, Douglas Lawson & Co.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918
Roll of Honour: Brownhill St Saviour’s Church; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

HOLMES , Frank (Fred)
 

Name: HOLMES , Frank (Fred)
Rank: L/Sgt
Service Number: 025015
Unit/Rgiment: Army Ordnance Corps
137th Coy.
Enrolled: Nov 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 27/09/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia in Italy
Cemetery Arquata Scrivia Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy
Grave Ref: I. B. 12.
Residence: 6 Schools Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Bessie Holmes of Schools Street, Birstall
Employment: Birstall Cooperative Society Drapery Department
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

HOLMES , Nelson
 

Name: HOLMES , Nelson
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 28845
Unit/Rgiment: Yorkshire Regiment
8th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 18/08/1916 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action at Guillemont
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 5
Residence: Oak Dene, Bradford Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 16 Dec 1886
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr Ralph Holmes, fallow Chandler, & of Mrs Jane Holmes of Birstall.
Employment: Grocer’s Assistant to Mr Fisher, Harehills Lane, Leeds
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Sep 1916
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

HOLMES , Norman
 

Name: HOLMES , Norman
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202570
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Sheffield, Mar 1916
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 8.
Residence: Oak Dene, Bradford Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 14 Sep 1892
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr Ralph Holmes, fallow Chandler, & of Mrs Jane Holmes of Birstall. Brother of Nelson Holmes, K in A Aug 1916.
Employment: Messrs R Dewhirst & Co., Print Works. Later with his brother, Mr John Holmes, in the Drapery Business in Sheffield.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917. Dewsbury Reporter, 19 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

Honeybone - Jubb

HONEYBONE , Arnold Bertram
 

Name: HONEYBONE , Arnold Bertram
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 16758
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Fusiliers (Formerly 3rd Hussars)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Sep 1914
Disembarked: Gallipoli, Aug 1915
Date of Death: 22/10/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action by Shellfire
Cemetery Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery, West Vlaandern, Belgium
Grave Ref: IV. F. 9.
Residence: Mill Lane, Howden Clough
Birth Place: Staveley, Derbyshire, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of the late William and Mary Honeybone of Mill Lane, Howden Clough
Employment: Bentley Collieries, Doncaster
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Oct 1916
Roll of Honour: Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

HOUSECROFT , Thomas
 

Name: HOUSECROFT , Thomas
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 27087
Unit/Rgiment: Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’ Own)
8th Bn
Enrolled: Feb 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 31/10/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy
Grave Ref: Plot 6. Row E. Grave 4.
Residence: Nelson Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 27 Apr 1895
Additional Information: Son of William and Mary Ann Housecroft of Nelson Street, Birstall
Employment: Messrs J Illingworth and Sons, flock manufacturers, Carlinghow
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

HUTCHINSON, Clifford
 

Name: HUTCHINSON, Clifford
Rank: Private
Service Number: 306506
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Keighley, Yorks.
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 27/11/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cambrai Memorial, louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panel 6 and 7
Residence:
Birth Place: Birstall, 20 Nov 1897
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin Fairfax Peel and Fanny Hutchinson of Gomersal
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

HUTCHINSON , Harrison
 

Name: HUTCHINSON , Harrison
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1594
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
18th Bn. (Bradford Pals)
Enrolled: Bradford, Jun 1915
Disembarked: France, May 1916
Date of Death: 27/07/1916 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Merville Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: XI. A. 15.
Residence: 76 Raikes Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Bradford, 1885
Additional Information: Husband of Emily Hutchinson (nee Harrison m. 13 Feb 1909, Birstall St Peter), of 76 Raikes Lane, Birstall, Leeds.
Employment: Miner, Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Aug 1916. Dewsbury Reporter, 20 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

ILLINGWORTH , Albert Edward
 

Name: ILLINGWORTH , Albert Edward
Rank: L/Bombardier
Service Number: 177057
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
170th Siege Battery
Enrolled: York
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 02/10/1918 Age: 47 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Anneux British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. A. 11.
Residence: North Stainley, Ripon
Birth Place: Ossett, 15 Jun 1872
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Hannah Illingworth (nee Fozzard), of Birstall. Husband of Florence Illingworth (nee Hearfield, m. 30 Aug 1899, Gomersal Parish Church), of North Stainley, Ripon, Yorks.
Employment: Head Teacher
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

INWOOD , James Wilson
 

Name: INWOOD , James Wilson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202736
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XVIII. D. 6.
Residence: 15 Middlegate, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 14 May 1896
Additional Information: Son of Mary Ann Inwood & the late John Inwood. (Army records show Ingwood).
Employment: Bleecher (1911 census)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News 20 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

JACKSON, Frank
 

Name: JACKSON, Frank
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: WR/323136
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Engineers
I.N.L.D. (Inland Water Transport)
Enrolled: Batley, May 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/05/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died in Kent, following operation for appendicitis
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: North-East part, A 1602.
Residence: 71 Bradford Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 1892
Additional Information: Son of William and Ann Jackson (nee Rodgers, m. Jun 1889, Birstal St Peter) of 71 Bradford Road, Batley.
Employment: Tramway Collector, later Striker, J Bagshaw & Sons, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Not found
Obituary: Batley News, 18 May 1918, 25 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley (ALSO on Batley War Memorial)
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

JOWETT , Willie
 

Name: JOWETT , Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3803
Unit/Rgiment: Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders
4th Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Enrolled: Bradford, Oct 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 23/07/1916 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 15 B.
Residence: Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 25 Aug 1885
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Henry Jowett (Clothier) & Mary Anna Jowett
Employment: Assisted father in Tailoring business, Market Place, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Oct 1916. Dewsbury Reporter, 28 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

JUBB, Charles
 

Name: JUBB, Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38783
Unit/Rgiment: Lancashire Fusiliers (Formerly 30864 KOYLI)
2nd/8th Bn.
Enrolled: Birstall (Batley) Jun 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 25 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 54 to 60 and 163A.
Residence: Wensleydale Parade, Bradford Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall
Additional Information: Son of Mr & Mrs Newsome Jubb of Geldard Road, Birstall (former licensees of the Coach & Six)
Employment: Fettler, Illingworth & Co., Carr Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Nov 1917 (photo), 24 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s); Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise