GOODALL – HOLMES (Batley)

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Goodall - Holmes

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GOODALL, John

Name: GOODALL, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 46055
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
8th Bn
Enrolled: Birstal, 14 Apr 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 29/05/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Klein-Vierstraat British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. F. 7.
Residence: Victoria Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of William and Susannah Goodall (nee Hanson, m. 9 Feb 1874, Wesleyan Chapel, Birstall) of Kirkgate, Birstall. Husband to Helena Goodall (nee Senior, m. 27 Jun 1914, Cross Bank Chapel, Batley).
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, Birstall; Birstall War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GOODALL, Stanley

Name: GOODALL, Stanley
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1290950
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/7th Bn
Enrolled: Batley (Dewsbury), Jan 1916
Disembarked: Easter, 1916
Date of Death: 17/09/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Residence: 10 Cresswell Lane, Kilpin Hill, Batley
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of the late William Goodall and Lizzie Goodall (nee Medley, m. 12 Oct 1889, Birstall St Peter). Derby scheme recruit.
Employment: Ligger-on, JT & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GOODARE, Joseph (George) Hemingway

Name: GOODARE, Joseph (George) Hemingway
Rank: Private
Service Number: 730138
Unit/Regiment: Canadian Army, Central Ontario Regiment
4th Bn.
Enrolled: 1915
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 15/08/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, France
Cemetery Bois-Guillaume Communal Cemetery Extension, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: E. 16A.
Residence: Ontario, Canada. (Queen Street, Gomersal in 1911)
Birth Place: Gomersal, 6 Oct 1897
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Charlotte Goodare (nee Hemingway, m. 7 Mar 1897, Gomersal St Mary). Emigrated from Batley To Canada in 1912. Uncle is Arthur Hemingway, No 2 Yard, East Street, Batley.
Employment: Doffer in Spinning Mill (aged 13 in 1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 31 Aug 1918. Batley Reporter, 30 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Town Mission
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GOODER, Sam

Name: GOODER, Sam
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38619
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, May 1915
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 30/06/1917 Age: 41 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Coxyde Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. C. 13.
Residence: 38, Peel St., Batley
Birth Place: Barnsley, c.1876
Additional Information: Son of William and Ellen Gooder (nee Simpson, m. 11 Oct 1873, Featherstone, All Saints). Husband of Bridget Gooder (nee Maguire, m. Jun 1897, Dewsbury)
Employment: Carlinghow Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 7 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Jul 1917. Batley Reporter, 13 Jul 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GRAYSON, Arthur

Name: GRAYSON, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21689
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment. (Formerly 20041 KOYLI)
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley) Nov 1914
Disembarked: Egypt 20 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 08/11/1915 Age: 39 years
How Died: Died of Dysentery, Lemnos, Gallipoli
Cemetery Portianos Military Cemetery, Greece
Grave Ref: IV. C. 237.
Residence: 14 Quarry Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Whixley, Yorkshire, 1876
Additional Information: Son of George and Elizabeth Grayson (nee Burley, m. Jun 1856, Great Ouseburn). Husband of Annie Irvin Grayson (nee Smith, m. 2 Jun 1900, Leeds St Peter)
Employment: Farm Hand for Ben Armitage, Brookroyd Farm, Brownhill
Marital Status: Married, 6 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Nov 1915, 9 Nov 1918 (Roll of Honour)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GREAVES, William Arnold Greenwood

Name: GREAVES, William Arnold Greenwood
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20378
Unit/Regiment: Grenadier Guards
3rd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Nov 1914
Disembarked: 26 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 15/09/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Guards’ Cemetery, Lesboeufs
Grave Ref: IV. R. 7.
Residence: 21, Upper Mount St., Batley.
Birth Place: Rawdon, Leeds, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of John Calver Greaves and Martha Jane Green Greaves (nee Bolt, m. 24 Sep 1892, Warfedale, St Peter) of Mount Street, Batley Carr
Employment: Apprentice Moulder, Pelapone Engineering, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; United Methodist Church, Talbot Street; Warwick Road JI & N School Diary
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GREEN, George Samuel

Name: GREEN, George Samuel
Rank: Storekeeper
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: Mercantile Marine
S.S. “Hyperia” (Liverpool) Naval Transport B. 26
Enrolled: 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/07/1918 Age: 35 years
How Died: Drowned at sea whilst on active service
Cemetery Tower Hill Memorial, London
Grave Ref:
Residence: 21 Victor Street, Batley, Yorks
Birth Place: Churwell, Leeds, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of William Green, Princess Street, Batley. Husband of Ethel Green (nee Carter, m. Sep 1906, Dewsbury). Merchant vessel torpedoed by German Submarine UB-52 without warning 84 mile N by NW of Port Said. Apart from the crew casualties, 57 French servicemen lost their lives in the attack.
Employment: Newsagent / Confectioner, Commercial Street, Batley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GREENHOUGH (GREENOUGH), James Alfred

Name: GREENHOUGH (GREENOUGH), James Alfred
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 3/895
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France, 9 Feb 1915
Date of Death: 18/04/1915 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Oosttaverne Wood Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: VIII. H. 2.
Residence: 120, Combs, Thornhill, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Driglington, 18 May 1893
Additional Information: Son of John William and Annie Eliza Greenhough (nee Hodgson, m. 16 Mar 1889, Gildersome St Peter), of Brick Row, Scotchman Lane, Batley. Husband of Elizabeth Greenough (nee Broadhead, m. 12 Sep 1913, Bruntcliffe, St Andrew).
Employment: Pony Driver in Coal Pit (1911)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Morley War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

GREENWOOD, Fred

Name: GREENWOOD, Fred
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 265254
Unit/Regiment: Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Depot
Enrolled: 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 17/11/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died of Influenza at Budbrook Military Hospital, Warwick
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: E. 141.
Residence: 127 Holyhead Road, Coventry
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of William and Louisa G Greenwood (nee Haigh, m. 1881 registered Dewsbury), Athol House, Dark Lane, Batley. Husband of Winifred May Greenwood (nee Waterhouse, m. 10 Jul 1915, Coventry). Served as a Clerk, Army Records, Warwick.
Employment: Coventry firm of artificial silk producers
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Nov 1918
Roll of Honour: Attended Hanover Street United Reform Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GREENWOOD, George Clifford

Name: GREENWOOD, George Clifford
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 646508
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
373rd Bty. 96th Bde.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1916
Disembarked: Mesopotamia, Jun 1917
Date of Death: 12/08/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of heatstroke at Basra, Mesopotamia
Cemetery Basra War Cemetery, Iraq
Grave Ref: IV. B. 14.
Residence: 118 Purlwell Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Ravensthorpe, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Lettitia Greenwood (nee Spurr, m. 1877, registered Dewsbury) and the late John George Greenwood. Husband of Annie Fox Greenwood (nee Ineson, m. 1913, registered Dewsbury)
Employment: General Grocery Store, Batley Co-op
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Sep 1917
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion); Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GREGORY, Adam

Name: GREGORY, Adam
Rank: Private
Service Number: Ex 294526
Unit/Regiment: Labour Corps (Formerly 116717 Pioneer Royal Engineers, Labour Bn.
Enrolled:
Disembarked: 1 Oct 1915. Discharged 1 Apr 1918
Date of Death: 27/12/1921 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died at home after war
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O. 564
Residence: 3 Providence Street, Batley
Birth Place: Prees (Whixall), Shropshire, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of Edwin and Ellen Gregory (nee Halliday, m. 1872, registered Birkenhead) of Shropshire
Employment: Warehouseman
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 31 Dec 1921 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

Griffin - Haggerston

GRIFFIN, James

Name: GRIFFIN, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10902
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked: Dardanelles, July 1917
Date of Death: 09/08/1915 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action in Dardanelles
Cemetery Helles Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Panel 171 to 173.
Residence: Wife & child reside at Barnsley.
Birth Place: Batley, 6 Mar 1890
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Mary Griffin (nee Freeman, m. 1890, registered Dewsbury). Brought up by aunt, Angelina Marsden, at 11 Holland Street, Batley. Husband to Louisa Griffin (nee Harris, m. 26 May 1912, Barnsley St Peter)
Employment: Waste Puller
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Sep 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GRIFFITHS, Fred Delamere

Name: GRIFFITHS, Fred Delamere
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 144864
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“B” Bty. 79th Bde.
Enrolled: Batley, May 1916
Disembarked: France, Dec 1916
Date of Death: 08/10/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed by shell splinter whilst shaving
Cemetery Cement House Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. F. 14.
Residence: 29, Beck Lane, Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of late John William Griffiths (Labour Member on Batley Council) and Alice Lidith Griffiths (nee Delamere, m. 1884, registered Chorlton, Lancashire). Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Griffiths (nee Bottomley, m. 2 Aug 1913, Buslingthorpe St Michael).
Employment: Willeyer, R Talbot & Son, Bulrush Mill
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GROARK, Henry

Name: GROARK, Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18810
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: 11 Nov 1915
Date of Death: 19/09/1917 Age: years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XIX. A. 2.
Residence: Fleming Square, Commercial Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 1892
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Bridget Groark (nee Mullany, m. 1876).
Employment: Coal Miner Hurrier Below Ground (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GROARK, James

Name: GROARK, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19677
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
13th (Service) (1st Barnsley) Battalion
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked: 10 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 12/04/1918 Age: years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 8.
Residence: 48 North Street, Cross Bank, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 8 Mar 1889
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Bridget Groark (nee Mullany, m. 1876).
Employment: Coal Miner Hurrier Below Ground
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GROARK, Michael

Name: GROARK, Michael
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6093
Unit/Regiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 15 Sep 1914
Date of Death: 16/06/1915 Age: 38 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 19 and 33.
Residence: 15, North Street, Cross Bank, Batley
Birth Place: Westown, Dewsbury, 1877
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Bridget Groark (nee Mullany, m. 1876). All military service details entered under the surnam of “Rourke”
Employment: Mill Hand Willier at Messrs Chas Robinson & Co.
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 May 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GRUNDELL-GRAHAME, Alfred

Name: GRUNDELL-GRAHAME, Alfred
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 62588
Unit/Regiment: Royal Horse Artillary and Royal Field Artillery
68th Bty. 14th Bde.
Enrolled: Hyde, Cheshire
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 08/11/1914 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds at Soissons
Cemetery Neuilly-sur-Seine New Communal Cemetery, Hauts-de-Seine, France
Grave Ref: 4. 17. 27.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, c.1892
Additional Information: Only son of Wilfrid and Alice Maud Grundell Grahame, of 2 Queen’s Road, East Cowes, Isle of Wight.
Employment: Butcher
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

GUIDER, Joseph

Name: GUIDER, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 24690
Unit/Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
13 Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Oct 1915
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 09/09/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: XI. G. 4.
Residence: Victoria Street, Carlinghow, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 27 Oct 1890
Additional Information: Son of Michael and Sarah Guider (nee Ineson, m.1888), 39 Victoria Street, Batley
Employment: Piecener, Wrigley & Parker Brothers, Valley Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 12 Apr 1918
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

GUNN, Albert

Name: GUNN, Albert
Rank: Guardsman
Service Number: 18656
Unit/Regiment: Grenadier Guards
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury 1914
Disembarked: 16 Mar 1915
Date of Death: 17/10/1915 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XVI. H. 15.
Residence: Victoria Street, Carlinghow.
Birth Place: Boking, Essex, 1888
Additional Information: Son of John and Jane Gunn (nee Ruggles, m. 1876, registered Braintree, Essex) of Boking, Essex. Adopted son of Mrs A Brewer, Victoria Street, Carlinghow. Adopted brother of Alfred Brewer (Killed in Action 25 Jul 1917). Previously spent 5 years in the Navy (to Mar 1914)
Employment: Boiler Fireman, White Lee Colliery. (1911 Stoker 1st Class Royal Navy, 5 years service).
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Nov 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HAGGERSTON, Alfred

Name: HAGGERSTON, Alfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 90980
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
22nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked: Mar 1918
Date of Death: 25/06/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of illness in captivity
Cemetery Marfaux British Cemetery, Marne, France
Grave Ref: I. G. 4.
Residence: 98, Halifax Rd., Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Leadgate, Co. Durham, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of Jesse and Florence Williamar Haggerston (nee Ward, m. 1894 registered Lanchester, Durham). Brother of Herbert (K in A 19 Jun 1916). Captured in May 1918.
Employment: Piecener, Staincliffe Mill Co.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Jul 1918, 24 Aug 1918, 14 Dec 1918. Batley Reporter, 30 Aug 1918
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HAGGERSTON, Herbert Ward

Name: HAGGERSTON, Herbert Ward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4261
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury Feb 1915
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 19/06/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Hit by gunfire behind the lines.
Cemetery Aveluy Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: B. 37.
Residence: 98, Halifax Rd., Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Leadgate, Co. Durham, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Jesse and Florence Williamar Haggerston (nee Ward, m. 1894 registered Lanchester, Durham). Brother of Alfred (Killed in Action 25 Jun 1918).
Employment: White Lee Colliery Company
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jul 1916
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

Haigh - Hampshire

HAIGH, David

Name: HAIGH, David
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/839
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn. (Depot)
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 4 Dec 1914
Date of Death: 22/07/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Netley Hospital. Wounded in arm, leg and chest on 1 Jul 1916
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: M. 56.
Residence: 28, Victoria St., Carlinghow, Batley.
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Sarah Jane Haigh (nee Blakeley, m. 8 Jan 1889, Ossett & Gawthorpe Holy and Undivided Trinity). 3 years in the militia upon outbreak of war.
Employment: Spinning Dept., Wrigley & Parker, Valley Mills.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1916 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter 29m Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HAIGH, Henry

Name: HAIGH, Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2381
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Possibly 207723 Royal Sussex Regt)
4th Bn
Enrolled: Reservist on outbreak of war
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/12/1922 Age: 53 years
How Died: Died at home after war
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: M. 56.
Residence: 28, Victoria St., Carlinghow, Batley.
Birth Place: Ossett, c.1869
Additional Information: Husband of Sarah Jane Haigh (nee Blakeley, m. 8 Jan 1889, Ossett & Gawthorpe Holy and Undivided Trinity). Because of age moved to ammunition factory April 1915. Father of David Haigh (D of W 22 Jul 1916)
Employment: Mill Hand, Willier
Marital Status: Married, children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Aug 1922, 23 Dec 1922 (classifieds). Batley Reporter, 28 Jul 1916
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s) ??
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HAIGH, Herbert

Name: HAIGH, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 235419
Unit/Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) (Formerly 4866, 201797 Northumberland Fusiliers)
8th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 11/07/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Barenthal Military Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: Plot 1. Row B. Grave 12.
Residence: 37, Bradford Rd., Batley Carr, Batley, Yorkshire.
Birth Place: Stanningley, Leeds, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of Tom and Mary Haigh (nee Kaye, m. 13 Jun 1880, Dewsbury All Saints) of Dewsbury. Husband of Edith Haigh (nee Farrar, m. 18 Dec 1915, Dewsbury All Saints).
Employment: Woolen Mill
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 11 Jul 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s) ??
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HALL, Harry Albert

Name: HALL, Harry Albert
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 142552
Unit/Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (Formerly 4011 West Riding Regiment)
62nd Bn
Enrolled: Mirfield (Dewsbury)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 12/08/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained 20 Jul 1918
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: Q. IV. F. 13.
Residence: 16, Back Lawson Street, Dewsbury (1911)
Birth Place: Earlsheaton, 26 Dec 1896
Additional Information: Son of the late Albert (d. 9 Nov 1898, Earlsheaton) and Annie Hall (nee Sanderson, m. 12 Apr 1884, Batley All Saints). Annie remarried James Lawless, 1900, registered Dewsbury.
Employment: Labourer in Timber Yard
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 8 Aug 1919 (classifieds). Dewsbury Reporter 9 Aug 1919 (In Memoriam)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HALL, Joseph

Name: HALL, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/3656
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked: 17 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Killed during bombing sortie.
Cemetery Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France
Grave Ref: IX. C. 6.
Residence: Senior’s Yard, Wheatcroft, Batley.
Birth Place: Carlinghow, Batley, c.1881
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and the late Hannah Hall (nee Buckley, m. 1862 registered Dewsbury). Husband of Harriet Hall (nee Lord, m. 10 Sep 1910, Batley All Saints). Previously a regular soldier for 12 years, a reservist on outbreak of war.
Employment: Miner, West End Colliery
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1916. Batley Reporter, 28 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HALL, Walter

Name: HALL, Walter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 53003
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Jan 1918
Date of Death: 27/03/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 26 and 27.
Residence: 104, Lady Ann Rd., Soothill, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Hall (nee Lawton, m. 3 Sep 1892, Batley All Saints) of Soothill, Batley
Employment: J B & W Hirst, Lady Ann Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HALL, Willie Ray

Name: HALL, Willie Ray
Rank: Private
Service Number: 29588
Unit/Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment (Formerly 266579 West Riding Regiment)
4th Bn.
Enrolled: Halifax, 29 Nov 1915
Disembarked: 31 Oct 1917
Date of Death: 08/10/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. D. 8.
Residence: Spring Wood Terrace, Holly Bank, Halifax
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of John and Harriet Emma Hall (nee Lee, m. 5 Jul 1868, Birstall St Peter). Husband of Emma Jane Hall (nee Norcliffe, m. 18 Apr 1908, Meltham Mill, St James).
Employment: Mill Hand
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HALLAS, John

Name: HALLAS, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/947
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 8 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 18/11/1916 Age: years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Waggon Road Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel, Somme, France
Grave Ref: C. 36.
Residence: Westtown, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Winifred Hallas (nee Greenwood, m. 65 Oct 1889, Dewsbury St John’s). Husband to Margaret Alice Hallas (nee Mooney, m. 10 Jan 1914, Daw Green, St John the Baptist)
Employment: Hurrier in Coal Mine (1911)
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HALLIDAY, Willie

Name: HALLIDAY, Willie
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 144728
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers
124th Field Coy.
Enrolled: Batley, 1915
Disembarked: May, 1916
Date of Death: 01/11/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Forest Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: C. 16.
Residence: 2 Pynate Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 14 Jul 1898
Additional Information: Son of John and Polly Agnes Douglas Halliday (nee Stockwell, m. 29 Aug 1891, Batley All Saints) of 2 Pynate Road, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: William North & Sons, Joiners/Undertakers, Hanover Street, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Sep 1916, 23 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HAMPSHIRE, George Fred

Name: HAMPSHIRE, George Fred
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 65441
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 27860 KOYLI)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: 1918
Date of Death: 29/08/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, sustained 25 Aug 1918
Cemetery Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Grave Ref: IV. G. 20.
Residence: 81, Dark Lane, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Allerton Hampshire (nee Dean, m. 7 Nov 1891, Batley All Saints) of 81, Dark Lane, Batley, Yorks. An Instructor in England prior to being shipped to France. Brother of Harold (D of W 13 Jun 1917).
Employment: Wool Dept., J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanover Street United Reformed Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HAMPSHIRE, Harold

Name: HAMPSHIRE, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242336
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5590 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry)
1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Mar 1916
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 13/06/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds (Gas poisoning)
Cemetery Merville Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. A. 34.
Residence: 81, Dark Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Allerton Hampshire (nee Dean, m. 7 Nov 1891, Batley All Saints) of 81, Dark Lane, Batley, Yorks. Brother of George Hampshire (Died of Wounds 1918)
Employment: Warehouse, J T & J Taylor, Station Road
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Jun 1917 (photo), 30 Jun 1917 (p3)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HAMPSHIRE, Harry

Name: HAMPSHIRE, Harry
Rank: L/Bombardier
Service Number: 114559
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillary
1st Brigade
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Oct 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/04/1919 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Sickness
Cemetery The Haidar Pasha Memorial, Turkey (including Gallipoli). (Buried Tiflis British Cemetery).
Grave Ref: Screen Wall. Panel 14
Residence: 35 Towngate Road, Healey, Batley
Birth Place: Holmfirth, 16 May1897
Additional Information: Youngest son of the late Walker & Eliza Hampshire (nee Haigh, m. 1881, registered Huddersfield)
Employment: Farm Labourer (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

Handley - Harrison

HANDLEY, Alfred

Name: HANDLEY, Alfred
Rank: Driver
Service Number: T4/253915
Unit/Regiment: Royal Army Service Corps
525 Coy
Enrolled: 1917
Disembarked: 1918
Date of Death: 23/02/1919 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia / Influenza at Staincliffe Base Hospital whilst home on leave
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: G. 332.
Residence: 20 Oldroyd’s Buildings, Carlinghow Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Annie Louisa Handley (nee Brook, m. 23 May 1885, Earlsheaton). Husband of Emily Ann Handley (nee Ellwood, m. 29 Mar 1913, Carlinghow St John). Brother of Tom Handley (KiA 29 Sep 1918)
Employment: Saddler, Arthur Gregory, Batley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Mar 1919. Batley Reporter, 7 Mar 1919
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HANDLEY, Tom Robinson

Name: HANDLEY, Tom Robinson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 52330
Unit/Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment (Formerly 301464 Staffordshire Yeomanry)
1st/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Mar 1917
Disembarked: 19 Dec 1917
Date of Death: 29/09/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bellicourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France
Grave Ref: III. D. 7.
Residence: 7 Mount Avenue, Mount Street, Bradford Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 29 Sep 1898
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Annie Louise Handley (nee Brook, m. 23 May 1885, Earlsheaton). Brother of Alfred.
Employment: Presser, J Fenton & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918. Batley Reporter, 25 Oct 1918 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 26 oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HANSTOCK, John Walter

Name: HANSTOCK, John Walter
Rank: 2nd/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers (Formerly Private TR5/18233, L/Cpl TR6/3955, L/Cpl 60577 West Yorkshire Regiment)
12th Field Coy.
Enrolled: 1917
Disembarked: Sep 1918
Date of Death: 30/10/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Saint Souplet British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. B. 36.
Residence: The Gables, Upper Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 2 Apr 1899
Additional Information: Son of Arthur Walter and Alice Maude Hanstock (nee Jubb, m. 14 Jul 1898, Batley St Thomas). Commissioned Jun 1918. Cousin once removed of John H Blackburn, died 7 Feb 1917.
Employment: Architect & Surveyor (Family Firm), Branch Road, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Nov 1918, 9 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Thomas the Apostle, Batley; St Saviour’s Brownhill; Batley Grammar School; Batley Grammar School Stained Glass Window.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HARDY, Herbert

Name: HARDY, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11732
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury 1914
Disembarked: 21 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 07/05/1915 Age: 38 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47
Residence: 31 Balk Street, Batley
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, c. 1880
Additional Information: Son of William and Mary Ann Hardy (nee Ratcliff, m. 8 Apr 1871, Hanging Heaton, St Paul). Served in Boer war during 16 years of regular service. Reservist on outbreak of Great War. Stepfather of Michael Cunningham, Killed in Action 11 Oct 1918.
Employment: Midwood Bros, Flock Merchants, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 6 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 22 May 1915. Batley News, 14 Aug 1915, 16 Oct 1915, 22 July 1916 (photo), 9 Nov 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5
Soldiers Story: Herbert Hardy

HARFORD, George

Name: HARFORD, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 24783
Unit/Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Bradford (Dewsbury), Oct 1915
Disembarked: May 1917
Date of Death: 11/05/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, France
Cemetery Esquelbecq Military Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. C. 28.
Residence: 37 Peel Street, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Batley, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of the late Mary Ann Harford (b. 1878, sister of Mark & Rachel Harford). Living with his uncle and aunt, Mr & Mrs Mark Harford of 37 Peel Street, Dewsbury. Effects went to Mark Harford.
Employment: Hurrier, White Lee Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jun 1918
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HARGREAVES, George Arthur

Name: HARGREAVES, George Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 307267
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 26/02/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Illness
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XXVII. E. 16.
Residence: King Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of George and Annie Hargreaves (nee Waring, m. 1893, registered Dewsbury) of King Street, Batley Carr (formerly 9 Newsome Place)
Employment: Cloth Hall Mill, Dewsbury
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Mar 1918. Batley Reporter, 22 Mar 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HARGREAVES, Harry

Name: HARGREAVES, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34371
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 30/09/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action, when shell hit nearby Ammunition dump.
Cemetery Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: Enclosure No.2 I. D. 6.
Residence: Brearley Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 4 Sep 1884
Additional Information: Son of Knowles Hargreaves and the late Mary Ann Hargreaves (nee Gill, m. 24 Aug 1872, Batley All Saints. Knowles remarried to Esther Ann Culshaw, 31 Aug 1895, Batley All Saints) of 131 Taylor Street, Batley. Husband of Edith Hargreaves (nee Woulds, m. 7 Sep 1912, Carlinghow St John).
Employment: Rag Grinder, G H Hirst & Co., Bright Mills.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HARGREAVES, William

Name: HARGREAVES, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202426
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/04/1918 Age: years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Wards Hill, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c. 1891-1897
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Annie Hargreaves (nee Hirst, m. 1885, Batley All Saints), Ward’s Hill, Batley. Husband of Margaret Agnes Hargreaves (nee Lynch, m. Nov 1915, Batley St Mary’s).
Employment: Tenterer, J Fenton & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HARRIS, Harry

Name: HARRIS, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 22456
Unit/Regiment: East Lancashire Regiment (Formerly 1605 KOYLI 12th Bn)
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1915
Disembarked: Mesopotamia, May 1916
Date of Death: 20/07/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Heatstroke in Mesopotamia
Cemetery Basra War Cemetery, Iraq
Grave Ref: V. X. 17.
Residence:
Birth Place: Old Swinford, Worcestershire.
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Lizzie Harris (nee Whitehouse, m. 1888, registered Stourbridge, Worcestershire) of 20 Commercial Street, Ravensthorpe. Husband of Jane Harris (nee Abbott, m. 5 Dec 1915, Batley All Saints). Brother-in-law of Willie Abbott (Killed in Action 21 Nov 1915)
Employment: M Oldroyd, Ravensthorpe Mill
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Aug 1916 (photo). Dewsbury District News 12 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Ravensthorpe United Methodist Chapel
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HARRISON, Richard

Name: HARRISON, Richard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17995
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 16 Jan 1915
Disembarked: Balkans, 30 Jun 1915
Date of Death: 18/11/1916 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Residence: 18 Gladwin Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 6 Aug 1898
Additional Information: Enlisted under age. Son of Richard and Isattah Harrison (nee Ford, m. 1898, registered Dewsbury) of Gladwin Street, Batley.
Employment: Apprentice to father in leather trade
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Dec 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

Hartley - Helliwell

HARTLEY, Arthur

Name: HARTLEY, Arthur
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 18780
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“B” Bty. 155th Bde.
Enrolled: Pontefract, 1915
Disembarked: 29 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 10/05/1917 Age: 39 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras
Grave Ref: V. E. 10.
Residence: 9 Alma Terrace, Preston Street, Batley
Birth Place: Jackson Bridge, c.1878
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Sarah A Hartley. Husband of Mary Ann Hartley (nee Kershaw, m. 29 Mar 1902, Batley All Saints)
Employment: Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917, 26 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HARTLEY, Edward

Name: HARTLEY, Edward
Rank: Driver
Service Number: L/18962
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“Z” 32nd Trench Mortar Bty.
Enrolled: Pontefract, Apr 1915
Disembarked: 29 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 06/06/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord
Grave Ref: III. B. 251.
Residence: 81 Brookroyd Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Sarah Hartley (nee North, m. 7 Jan 1893, Birstall St Peter) of 81 Brookroyd Lane, Batley
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Branch Mills. Formerly employed as a Beamer at Messers. W J R Fox and Sons.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Jun 1917, 16 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HARWOOD, Ernest

Name: HARWOOD, Ernest
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 151966
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
56th Bty. 34th Army Bde.
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 26/09/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: III. H. 30.
Residence: 52 Liberty Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of the late John Harwood and Eliza Ann Harwood (nee Broadbent, m. 11 Jun 1882, Halifax, St John the Baptist) of 52 Liberty Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Batley.
Employment: Foreman, Becker Brothers, Howden Clough
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEAL, James (Jim)

Name: HEAL, James (Jim)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2291
Unit/Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers (Formerly 16470 KOYLI)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Doncaster
Disembarked: Balkans, 9 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 21/03/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 78 and 79.
Residence: 6, Blackburn Square, Hilberoyd Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Bradford, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of William Heal and the late Susannah Heal. Husband of Ethel Heal (nee Allatt, m. 24 Jan 1917, Broomhill Chapel).
Employment: Goods Porter, G N Railway
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jun 1918 (photo only)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEALD, (Thomas) Clifford

Name: HEALD, (Thomas) Clifford
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15389
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury 1914
Disembarked: 26 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Died whilst helping a wounded soldier into the shell hole in which he had taken refuge.
Cemetery Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Somme, France
Grave Ref: IV. I. 7.
Residence: 73 Occupation Lane, Staincliffe.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Annie Heald (nee Senior, m. 4 Feb 1880, Batley All Saints) of 241, Healey Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: J A Rowley, Rag Merchant, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 21 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Upper Chapel, Heckmondwike; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEALEY, James

Name: HEALEY, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/10623
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
8th Bn
Enrolled: Halifax (Batley)
Disembarked: Dardanelles, 2 July 1915
Date of Death: 09/08/1915 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action Mediteranean
Cemetery Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Sp. Mem. 37.
Residence: 2, Fleming Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1880
Additional Information: Son of Andrew Healey. Husband of Sarah Healey (nee Clegg, m. Mar 1898, Dewsbury). As a widower, James remarried to Sarah Eden, 11 Feb 1905, Batley All Saints.
Employment: Miner, Howley Park Colliery. Ex Regular, served in Boer War.
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 14 Jan 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley (addenda)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEAPS, Sam

Name: HEAPS, Sam
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1018
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury Nov 1914
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 12, Whitaker Square, Batley, Yorks
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Jul 1887
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Heaps (nee Shaw, m. 29 May 1882, Hanging Heaton, St Paul). Husband of Emma Heaps (nee Rhodes, m. 21 Dec 1912, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Crawshaw & Warburton ltd., Shaw Cross Colliery.
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 4 Aug 1916. Batley News, 26 May 1917, 2 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Hanging Heaton Crawshaw & Warburton War Memorial (St Paul’s).
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HELLIWELL, Alfred

Name: HELLIWELL, Alfred
Rank: Air Mechanic 1st Class (Observer)
Service Number: 62797
Unit/Regiment: Royal Air Force
106th Sqdn.
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 06/09/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died during Flying Training
Cemetery Arneke British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: VIII. A. 20.
Residence: 1 Tillotson Street, Blakeridge Lane, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c. 1891
Additional Information: Son of Rachel Helliwell (nee Robinson, m. 18 Nov 1878, Halifax, St John the Baptist) of 1 Tillotson Street, Blakeridge Lane, Batley, Yorks., and the late Sam Helliwell. Serving with Militia on outbreak of war. Discharged after being gassed at Hill 60. Re-enlisted 1917. Brother of John Helliwell (D o W 18 Dec 1917).
Employment: Lorry Driver, Batley Co-operative Soc.
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Working Men’s Club; Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour; Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HELLIWELL, John

Name: HELLIWELL, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/1061
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 28 Nov 1914
Date of Death: 18/12/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. (Sustained 17 Dec 1917)
Cemetery Mendinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: VI. BB. 23.
Residence: 1 Tillotson Street, Blakeridge Lane, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c. 1895
Additional Information: Son of Rachel Helliwell (nee Robinson, m. 18 Nov 1878, Halifax, St John the Baptist) of 1 Tillotson Street, Blakeridge Lane, Batley, Yorks., and the late Sam Helliwell. Brother of Alfred (died 6 Sep 1918)
Employment: Taylor, Yielding & Co., Prospect Mills
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jan 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

Hemingway - Hepworth

HEMINGWAY, Colbeck

Name: HEMINGWAY, Colbeck
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/2535
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Depot
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/05/1917 Age: 38 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: N. 63.
Residence: 18 East Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 2 Oct 1878
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Eliza Hemingway (nee Walker, m. 25 Dec 1867, Batley All Saints). Husband of Hannah Eliza Hemingway (nee Lees, m. 25 Nov 1899, Batley All Saints). Reservist.
Employment: Coal Miner
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEMINGWAY, Johnson

Name: HEMINGWAY, Johnson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201671
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1915
Disembarked: 25 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 22/07/1916 Age: 32 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: Back Crescent Street, Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 7 Mar 1885
Additional Information: Son of Charles Henry and Anna Maria Hemingway (nee Johnson, m. 30 Aug 1884, Dewsbury All Saints) of 32 Back Crescent Street, Cross Bank, Batley. Husband of Sarah Ann Hemingway (nee Farrar, m. 1 Sep 1906, Carlinghow St John’s).
Employment: Spinner (Textiles). Emigrated to Philadelphia six years prior to outbreak of war. Returned Dec 1914.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Sep 1916, 23 Sep 1916 (photo), 9 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEMINGWAY, Thomas Henry

Name: HEMINGWAY, Thomas Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 269048
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds (Batley), Mar 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 27/10/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tezze British Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: Plot 4. Row B. Grave 14.
Residence: Common Side, Hanging Heaton, Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of Charles Frederick and Elizabeth Hemingway (nee Johnson, m. Jul 1882 registered Dewsbury) of Vulcan Road, Dewsbury. Husband of Ann Hemingway (nee Hutchinson, m. 28 Jan 1913, Batley Carr Holy Trinity). Brother of Fred Hemingway (K in A 27 May 1918).
Employment: Jonathan Shaw & Bros., Umbrella Makers, Leeds
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEMINGWAY (25.5.1918), Fred

Name: HEMINGWAY (25.5.1918), Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 301743
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 6079)
1st/8th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Jan 1916
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 27/05/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France
Grave Ref:
Residence: 116, Common Side, Hanging Heaton, Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Elizabeth Hemingway, of 116, Common Side, Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks, and the late Charles Frederick Hemingway.
Employment: Milling Dept., Wrigley & Parker, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Jul 1918 (photo), 30 Nov 1918, 26 Jul 1919
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEMINGWAY (26.12.1920), Frederick

Name: HEMINGWAY (26.12.1920), Frederick
Rank: Farrier Serjeant
Service Number: 47192
Unit/Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Cavalry) (Formerly 29254, 4th Reserve Cavalry)
Cavalry
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/12/1920 Age: 38 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain of Nephritis
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: F. “C.” 484.
Residence: 21 High Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 4 Dec 1882
Additional Information: Son of James and Rachael Hemingway (nee Robinson, m. 18 Jan 1874, Dewsbury All Saints) of 129 Ealand Road, Batley. Husband of Lilian Hemingway (nee Drye, m. 3 Jun 1911, Staincliffe Christ Church).
Employment: Farm Labourer (1911)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: Nothing found
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jan 1921
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEPWORTH, Benjamin

Name: HEPWORTH, Benjamin
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33347
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 1915
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 25/11/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 8 Back Cross Park Street. Batley
Birth Place: Healey, Batley, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of William T and Jane Hepworth. Husband to Jane Hannah Hepworth (nee Grinstead, m. 15 Nov 1913, Batley St Thomas). Brother-in-law of J W Peel (K in A 16 Sep 1916).
Employment: Lumb & Fozard, Lady Ann Road, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Healey Congregational Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEPWORTH, Harry

Name: HEPWORTH, Harry
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 46450
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury,1917
Disembarked: Aug 1917
Date of Death: 27/03/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2, Hebuterne, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: IV. C. 9.
Residence: 1 Wright’s Buildings, Brookroyd Lane
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of John E and Jane Hepworth. Brother of William Hepworth (D of W 6 May 1917)
Employment: R Talbot & Sons, Bulrush Mills, Carlinghow
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 May 1918 (photo), 21 Sep 1918
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s); Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEPWORTH, John (Austin)

Name: HEPWORTH, John (Austin)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4530
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 168920 KOYLI 4th Bn)
10 Coy 25th (Wks) Bn. (Home Service)
Enrolled: Batley, 3 Apr 1915
Disembarked: Discharged 15 Apr 1919
Date of Death: Not Known Age: 37 years
How Died:
Cemetery
Grave Ref:
Residence: 17 Woodwell Street
Birth Place: Batley, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Matthew Hepworth. Husband of Jane Hepworth (nee Senior, m.21 Dec 1901, Batley All Saints). Disembodied on Demobilization 15 Apr 1919
Employment: Rag Grinder, Oldroyd Bros. Batley Carr, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEPWORTH, Rueben

Name: HEPWORTH, Rueben
Rank: Private
Service Number: 205497
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 20 Jun 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 11/12/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy
Grave Ref: Plot 2. Row B. Grave 9.
Residence: 9, Thornton Street, Healey, Batley, Yorkshire.
Birth Place: Batley, 25 Sep 1893
Additional Information: Son of Hannah Hepworth (nee Brook) and the late Henry Hepworth of 9, Thornton Street, Healey, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: J E Oldroyd & Co., Rag Merchant, Staincliffe
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Dec 1917, 5 Jan 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Common Road Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEPWORTH, Thomas William

Name: HEPWORTH, Thomas William
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 2584
Unit/Regiment: Royal Munster Fusiliers (Formerly 15251 KOYLI)
7th Bn
Enrolled: Soon after outbreak of war
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, 11Mar 1916
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Batley Working Men’s Club; Batley Parish Church School; Birstall War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5
Soldiers Story: Thomas William Hepworth

HEPWORTH, Walter

Name: HEPWORTH, Walter
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 223064
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers
130th Field Coy.
Enrolled: Batley, Jan 1917
Disembarked: Apr 1918
Date of Death: 27/05/1918 Age: 37 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action. Red Cross reports suggest Died of Wounds and burried at Bouvincourt, Soissons on 29 May 1918.
Cemetery La Ville-Aux-Bois British Cemetery, France
Grave Ref: III. B. 4.
Residence: 12 Ruby Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 20 May 1881
Additional Information: Son of the late George Farrar Hepworth and Eliza Ann Hepworth (nee Chew). Husband of Amelia Hepworth (nee Rawden, m. 23 Feb 1918, Carlinghow St John).
Employment: Builder/ Contractor, Carlinghow
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 19 Jul 1918. Batley News, 18 Jan 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Batley Conservative Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEPWORTH, William

Name: HEPWORTH, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 47394
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 34054 KOYLI)
25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 06/05/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XVIII. K. 19.
Residence: 8 St Johns Avenue, Pearl Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of John and Jane Hepworth. Husband of Annie Hepworth. Brother of Harry (Killed in Action 27 Mar 1918)
Employment: Warper, G & J Stubley, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Apr 1917, 19 May 1917 (photo). Batley Reporter, 4 May 1917
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s); Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

Heward - Hinchcliffe

HEWARD, Harry

Name: HEWARD, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43283
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 30696 KOYLI, 34856 East Yorkshir Regiment)
20th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: Oct 1916
Date of Death: 21/09/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XIII. L. 13.
Residence: 2 Back Talbot Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Frances Catherine Heward; husband of Susannah Heward (nee Bradley, m. 8 May 1915, Batley All Saints), of 25, Albert St., Field Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Stocker, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Oct 1917, 27 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEY, Israel

Name: HEY, Israel
Rank: Private
Service Number: 268768
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, May 1917
Disembarked: Aug 1917
Date of Death: 16/06/1918 Age: 36 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XX. D. 12.
Residence: 3 Cross woodwell Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Israel Hey Snr. and Eunice Hey (nee Kershaw, m. 12 Feb 1867, Batley All Saints) of 22 Woodwell Street, Batley. Eunice died 1st qtr 1918. Husband of Jane Hey (nee Lowe, m. 9 Nov 1907, Batley All Saints). Brother-in-Law of Walter Preston.
Employment: Market Gardener
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Jul 1918. Batley Reporter, 5 Jul 1918
Roll of Honour: Hanover Street United Reformed Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HEY, Walter

Name: HEY, Walter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25881
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
11th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 04/08/1916 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia, Rugeley Camp, Staffordshire.
Cemetery Rugeley Cemetery, Staffordshire
Grave Ref: II. 401.
Residence: 16 Back Upton Street, Crossbank
Birth Place: Skelmanthorpe, 29 Dec 1894
Additional Information: Son of George Henry and Lucy Hey (nee Field, m. 10 Apr 1886, Queen Street Methodist Chapel, Huddersfield). Husband of Ada Hey (nee Sykes, m. 1916, registered Dewbury).
Employment: Miner, Batley Colliery
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Aug 1916. Dewsbury Reporter, 12 Aug 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HICK, Thomas William (Willie)

Name: HICK, Thomas William (Willie)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11483
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn (Depot)
Enrolled: Pontefract, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 21 May 1915
Date of Death: 01/08/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds at a Cambridge Hospital. Shrapnel wounds sustained Sep 1915.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: F. 421.
Residence: 11 Hirst Place, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, Jan 1986
Additional Information: Son of John William and Frances Hick (nee Kerridge, m. 23 Mar 1887, Batley All Saints) of Wheatcroft, Batley
Employment: Nurseryman & Florist, Wheatcroft
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 8 Oct 1915. Batley News, 5 Aug 1916, 12 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 5

HIGGINS, William

Name: HIGGINS, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/851
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 18 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 31/10/1914 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 31
Residence: 18 Stanley Place, Park Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Higgins, of 18 Stanley Place, Park Rd., Batley, Yorks. (Formerly Mayo, Ireland)
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HILL, Farrar

Name: HILL, Farrar
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: J/20092
Unit/Regiment: Royal Navy
H.M. Submarine. “E30”
Enrolled: Sep 1912
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 31/01/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died at Sea. Submarine hit by mine in North Sea. No survivors.
Cemetery Plymouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 27
Residence: 2, Broom St., Soothill, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 20 Apr 1897
Additional Information: Son of Farrar and Rachel Ann Hill (nee Thorpe), of 2, Broom St., Soothill, Batley, Yorks. Youngest Able Seaman in entire Navy at 17.
Employment: Enlisted in Royal Navy in 1912 and served aboard HMS Berwick of Mexico (1913), Falklands (1914), transferred to submarines in 1916.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Feb 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HILL, Jesse

Name: HILL, Jesse
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11578
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury 1914
Disembarked: 21 May 1915
Date of Death: 19/09/1915 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. A. 7.
Residence: 13 Spurr Street Soothill
Birth Place: Soothill, Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Mary Ann Hill
Employment: Finishing Dept, Wrigley & Barker, Greenhill Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Oct 1915
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill; St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HILL, Percy

Name: HILL, Percy
Rank: L/Sgt
Service Number: 1736
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 30/09/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained at Warloy Baillon, France
Cemetery Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension
Grave Ref: VI. B. 10.
Residence: Fox’s Yard, Commercial Street, Batley
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Albert and Sarah Ann Hill, of Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks. Husband of Miriam Hill (nee Moore m. 7 Jun 1913).Territorial since 1912.
Employment: Bye-worker, West End Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 22 Sep 1916, 27 Oct 1916 (photo). Batley News, 21 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HILL MM, Frederick

Name: HILL MM, Frederick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 200858
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 3056 KOYLI)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Nov 1914
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 26/04/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 9 High Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, 26 Sep 1889
Additional Information: Son of the late William Hill and Ann Hill (nee Marsden, m. 21 Jul 1883, Batley All Saints). Husband to Ruth Hill (nee Collinson, m. 1907). Gallantry Card Issued 1 Aug 1917, 11 Sep 1917. Awarded MM 22 Feb 1918 for devotion to duty as a stretcher bearer in time of great danger. Listed in London Gazette 2 Apr 1918.
Employment: Slade & Bullock, Confectioners, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Feb 1918 (photo), 25 May 1918. Batley Reporter, 17 May 1918
Roll of Honour: Batley Working Men’s Club; attended Up Lane Sunday School, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HINCHCLIFFE, Willie

Name: HINCHCLIFFE, Willie
Rank: Private / Bandsman
Service Number: 41367
Unit/Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: 1916
Disembarked: 1917
Date of Death: 04/03/1919 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Influenza at Valenciennes
Cemetery Valenciennes (St. Roch) Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. C. 21.
Residence: Soothill
Birth Place: West Ardsley, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of John William and Elizabeth Hinchcliffe (nee Pickering, m. 30 Nov 1889, Batley All Saints) of 30 Mortimer Avenue, Healey. Husband of Marth Ann Hinchcliffe (nee Almond m. Sep 1918).
Employment: T Hull, Tailor, Heckmondwike. Clarinettist in Dewsbury Military Band
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Mar 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Christ Church Staincliffe; United Methodist Church, Talbot Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

Hirst - Hirst

HIRST, Alfred

Name: HIRST, Alfred
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 26779
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillary
A Bty. 86th Bde.
Enrolled: Cleckheaton
Disembarked: France, 17 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 27/01/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Wounds at 57th Field Ambulance
Cemetery Couin British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VI. C. 14.
Residence:
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Mr. Clayton Hirst and the late Sarah E Hirst, of 52, Common Rd., Staincliffe, Batley. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Hirst (nee Hinchcliffe, m. 30 Jan 1909, Cleckheaton St John). Mary Elizabeth died shortly after marriage.
Employment: Teamer
Marital Status: Widower
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

HIRST, Charles Samuel

Name: HIRST, Charles Samuel
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2497
Unit/Regiment: Manchester Regiment
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Ashton-under-Lyne (Batley)
Disembarked: 15 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 01/10/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France
Grave Ref: VI. E. 3.
Residence: 10 Walker’s Cottages, Church Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of the late Charles and Annie Hirst (nee Shepherd, m. 3 Apr 1889, Morley St Peter). Wounds proved fatal after being aggravated through his refusal to be stretchered by German prisoners. (some sources say born in Morley)
Employment: Regular Soldier on outbreak of war
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 13 Nov 1914
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HIRST, Joseph Hanson

Name: HIRST, Joseph Hanson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41669
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 41067 KOYLI)
15/17th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract, 1916
Disembarked: France, 1917
Date of Death: 02/07/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died in 3rd Casualty Clearing Station, France after suffering from fits.
Cemetery Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Grave Ref: III.G.8.
Residence: 12 Jack Lane, Hanging Heaton, Batley. Previously Taylor Street, Batley Carr.
Birth Place: Batley, 25 Sep 1894
Additional Information: Son of Vero and Prescilla Hirst (nee Brown, m. 1 Dec 1878, Dewsbury All Saints) of Jack Lane, Common Side, Hanging Heaton. Previously Hospitalised with Trench Fever & Shell Shock
Employment: Butchery Dept., Dewsbury Pioneers Industrial Society.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter 20 Jul 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HIRST, Joseph Roberts

Name: HIRST, Joseph Roberts
Rank: Private
Service Number: 335507
Unit/Regiment: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment) (Formerly 27506 KOYLI)
5th/6th Bn
Enrolled: Heckmondwike, Feb 1915
Disembarked: France, 1917
Date of Death: 27/05/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action by shell
Cemetery Caberet-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez, France
Grave Ref: VIII. O. 33.
Residence: Dewsbury
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 15 Sep 1892
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Alice Hirst (nee Lee, m. 2 Jan 1892, Dewsbury Moor, St John the Evangelist) of 61 Moorend Lane, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury. Sweetheart to Miss Mary Hirst (daughter of Mr & Mrs Fred Hirst of 97 Staincliffe Road, Dewsbury Moor).
Employment: Worked for Mr Fred Rhodes, Dewsbury Moor
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News 22 Jun 1918. Dewsbury Reporter 22 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

HIRST, Robert (Henry)

Name: HIRST, Robert (Henry)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11718
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury Sep 1914
Disembarked: 17 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 24/09/1915 Age: 27 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47
Residence: 6 New Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 14 Mar 1888
Additional Information: Son of Robert & Chrisianna Hirst (nee Sykes) of Wellington Street, Batley. Husband of Winifred Hirst (nee Coleman m. Mar 1911)
Employment: Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Oct 1915 (photo), 23 Oct 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley (addenda)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HIRST (1.7.1916), Thomas

Name: HIRST (1.7.1916), Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26530
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Nov 1915
Disembarked: France, May 1916
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action by shell
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: Batley Carr
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c. 1893
Additional Information: Son of the late Henry Hirst and Clara Hirst (nee Nicholson, m. 1883, registered Dewsbury) of Batley Carr. Mother resides 224 Harehills Lane, Leeds. Husband to Elsie Hirst (nee Lumb, m. 8 May 1915, Primitive Methodist Chapel, Upper Road, Batley Carr). Elsie died 6 months after their wedding after contracting tuberculosis.
Employment: Harry Carter, Rag Merchant, King Street, Batley Carr. Former pupil of Batley Grammar School.
Marital Status: Widower
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Jul 1916, 9 Sep 1916, 21 Oct 1916. Batley Reporter, 1 Sep 1916 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 22 Jul 1916, 12 Aug 1916, 20 Sep 1916 (photo).
Roll of Honour: Batley Carr Primitive Methodist Church. Dewsbury War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6
Soldiers Story: Thomas Hirst

HIRST (11.11.1916), Wilfred

Name: HIRST (11.11.1916), Wilfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7212
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry
1st/9th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jun 1916
Disembarked: Oct 1916
Date of Death: 11/11/1916 Age: 38 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: O. II. A. 5.
Residence: 7 Cross Mount Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, 8 Mar 1878
Additional Information: Son of the late Hedley Hirst and the late Sarah Jane Hirst (nee Hinchcliffe, m. 6 Jan 1878, Batley All Saints). As a widower, Hedley remarried widow Sarah Jane Hirst on 28 Jan 1893 at Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents. No evidence that Wilfred Hirst ever served in KRRC, as Batley News claims.
Employment: Mule Piecener
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Nov 1916
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HIRST (12.11.1918), Herbert

Name: HIRST (12.11.1918), Herbert
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 200619
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery (Headquarters and Service Battery)(Formerly Life Guards 1st Bn)
520th Siege Bty.
Enrolled: 1916
Disembarked: Easter, 1918
Date of Death: 12/11/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Influenza at the 25th General Hospital, Boulogne
Cemetery Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: X. E. 34.
Residence: 59 Mill Lane, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Soothill, Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Francis and Ada Hirst (nee Cocking, m. 1877, registered Dewsbury) of Hanging Heaton, Batley. Laura was his fiancée.
Employment: L O Brooke & Co., Bradford Road, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HIRST (15.8.1918), Wilfred

Name: HIRST (15.8.1918), Wilfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 42557
Unit/Regiment: East Yorkshire Regiment
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Dec 1917
Disembarked: Jun 1918
Date of Death: 15/08/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action, during advance
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 4.
Residence: 2 Carlinghow Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Leeds, c.1900
Additional Information: Son of John William and Selina Hirst (nee Watkins, m 12 May 1888, Leeds, St Philip) of 2 Carlinghow Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Drapery Dept., Batley Co-operative Society.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HIRST (20.8.1918), Herbert

Name: HIRST (20.8.1918), Herbert
Rank: Trooper
Service Number:
Unit/Regiment: DUPLICATE NAME. See HIRST (12.11.1918), Herbert
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 12 Nov 1918, Age: years
How Died:
Cemetery
Grave Ref:
Residence:
Birth Place:
Additional Information:
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HIRST (8.7.1915), Thomas

Name: HIRST (8.7.1915), Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16839
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusileers
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Cleckheaton
Disembarked: 1 Jun 1915
Date of Death: 08/07/1915 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ridge Wood Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. A. 4.
Residence: formerly of Holinbank Lane
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of the late Charles and Margaret Hirst.
Employment: Rivetter, CWS Shoe Works, Heckmondwike
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Jul 1915
Roll of Honour: Attended Heckmondwike R C Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

Hobson - Holmes

HOBSON, Walter

Name: HOBSON, Walter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 58124
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 32467 West Riding Regiment)
5th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 20/07/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Courmas British Cemetery, Marne, France
Grave Ref: Plot 1 Row H grave 6
Residence: 37 Chaster Street, Batley
Birth Place: Carlinghow, Batley, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of William and Harriet Hobson (nee Akeroyd, m. 7 Nov 1883, Batley All Saints) of Chaster Street, Batley
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HOLDEN, William

Name: HOLDEN, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 9142
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: 1 Nov 1914
Disembarked: Discharged 7 Jan 1916
Date of Death: 22/10/1921 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died at Home
Cemetery Wakefield Cemetery, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: K. RC. 926 (Coll. Grave).
Residence: 63, Chapel Fold, Staincliffe, Batley.
Birth Place: Staincliffe, Batley, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Mary Rhodes. Discharged, 7 Jan 1916
Employment: Regular Soldier
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

HOLDSWORTH, Harry

Name: HOLDSWORTH, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4689
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jun 1915
Disembarked: 25 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 02/12/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: III. D. 3.
Residence: Victoria St., Carlinghow, Batley.
Birth Place: c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Mr. D. Holdsworth, of 2, Victoria St., Carlinghow, Batley.
Employment: Hurrier, West End Colliery
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 29 Dec 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HOLGATE, Charles Edward

Name: HOLGATE, Charles Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30870
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jun 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 12/05/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: V. E. 18.
Residence:
Birth Place: Morley, c.1894
Additional Information: Father, Charles Herbert Holgate, died in a mill accident the very same day. Son of Mrs Holgate, 15 Bank Foot, Batley.
Employment: JT & J Taylor’s Warehouse, Station Road
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Salvation Army
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HOLLIDAY, Thomas

Name: HOLLIDAY, Thomas
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 174045
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“B” Bty. 110th Bde.
Enrolled: Batley, Sep 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 22/04/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. AA. 15.
Residence: 22 Wensleydale parade, Bradford Road, Batley
Birth Place: Brighouse, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Son of late Josiah & Emma Holliday. Elsie was his fiancée.
Employment: Manager/Buyer, Tailoring Dept., Wakefield Co-op Society.
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Brownhill St Saviour’s Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HOLMES, Ernest Carter

Name: HOLMES, Ernest Carter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21/802
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
21st (Service) Bn. (Wool Textile Pioneers)
Enrolled: Mirfield, 14 Feb 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 30/03/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras
Grave Ref: II. M. 2.
Residence: Nab Lane, Battyeford, Mirfield
Birth Place: Mirfield, 28 Apr 1889
Additional Information: Son of John and Harriet Holmes (nee Carter, m. 18 Feb 1882, Battyeford, Christ the King) of Nab Lane, Battyeford, Mirfield, Yorks. Derby recruit.
Employment: Purlwell Branch, Batley Co-op Society
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Apr 1917, 9 Jun 1917. Batley Reporter, 13 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour; Mirfield Ings Grove Park War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6

HOLMES, Wilfred Ewart

Name: HOLMES, Wilfred Ewart
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6056
Unit/Regiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 30672 KOYLI, and 42292 Northumberland Fusiliers)
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract (Batley), Jun 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 16/11/1916 Age: 18 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: O. II. C. 10.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, c. Apr 1898
Additional Information: Son of Willie Brook Holmes and Amy Gertrude Holmes (nee Hemingway, m. 1897, registered Dewsbury) of 102 Chaster Street, Carlinghow.
Employment: Farmer, Buckden, Warfedale
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Nov 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 6