JUDGE – PLATTS (Birstall)

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JUDGE , James
 

Name: JUDGE , James
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 307437
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 4981, 6260)
1st/8th Bn
Enrolled: Halifax, Apr 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/07/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Gas Poisoning
Cemetery Adinkirke Churchyard Extension, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: 845
Residence: Cross Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Kilmovee, Ireland
Additional Information: Son of James and Bridget Judge of 34 Cross Street, Birstall
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Aug 1916, 11 Aug 1917
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Patrick’s R C Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

KAYE, Charles
 

Name: KAYE, Charles
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 162386
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
217th Siege Bty.
Enrolled: Batley (Birstall), Jun 1917
Disembarked: Sep 1917
Date of Death: 22/11/1917 Age: 40 years
How Died: Died of Wounds / Killed in Action
Cemetery Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: XII. C. 10.
Residence: 4 Smithies Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, c.1877
Additional Information: Son of Jesse and Sarah A Kaye. Husband of Annie Kaye (nee Epton, m. 3 Aug 1907, Rashclifee St Stephen)
Employment: Taylor, Yielding & Co.
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Dec 1917, 8 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Also on Batley War Memorial. Associated with Birstall Temperence Society and Wesleyan Chapel.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

KILBURN , Percy
 

Name: KILBURN , Percy
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 1944
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st/8th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked: France, 16 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 16/07/1915 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery New Irish Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XVI. E. 19.
Residence:
Birth Place: Garforth, Leeds, 26 Oct 1886
Additional Information: Son of Albert and Annie Kilburn, of 14 Garton View, East Park Road, Leeds.
Employment: Coal Miner
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

KILKENNY, John
 

Name: KILKENNY, John
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 1418
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, May 1915
Disembarked: Jul 1916
Date of Death: 11/12/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XXXI. C. 8.
Residence: 5 Leeds Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c. 1883
Additional Information: Husband to Margaret Jessie Kilkenny (nee Richardson, m.1909) . Wounded 8 Nov 1917
Employment: West End Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 5 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

KITSON, William Pitt
 

Name: KITSON, William Pitt
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 50779
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
99th Siege Bty.
Enrolled: Leeds (West Batley), Nov 1914
Disembarked: May 1916
Date of Death: 28/06/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Gas poisoning and Bronchial Pneumonia
Cemetery Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. C. 4.
Residence: Glen Villas, 219 Bradford Road West, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Timothy and Sarah F. N. Kitson, of Glen Villas, Bradford Rd., Batley, Yorks. Husband of Eva Kitson (nee Ainsworth, m. Apr 1916, Dewsbury) of Batley, Yorkshire. Brother of John Kitson.
Employment: Hotham & Whiting, Wholesale Clothiers, Leeds
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 5 Jul 1918 (photo)
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; Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

KITSON , John Henry
 

Name: KITSON , John Henry
Rank: 2/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (Formerly 10098 London Regiment)
5th Bn
Enrolled: Dec 1916
Disembarked: France, Dec 1917
Date of Death: 14/04/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 82 to 85 and 162A
Residence: Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of Timothy and Sarah F N Kitson, Glen Villas, 219 Bradford Road, Batley. (nr. Birstall)
Employment: Manager & Buyer, Brown Muff & Co. Bradford
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News,27 Apr 1918
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

LAMBERT , Thomas
 

Name: LAMBERT , Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 42139
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
1st/5th (Territorial) Bn
Enrolled: Birstall, Apr 1917
Disembarked: France, Aug 1917
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 125 to 128
Residence: Wife residing with parents at 40 Church Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Bradford, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Mr & Mrs Joseph Lambert. Husband to Annie Lambert (nee Moody, m. 30 Oct 1915, Birstall St Peter).
Employment: Birkenshaw Colliery, formerly Howden Clough Pit
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

LAWRENSON , Harold
 

Name: LAWRENSON , Harold
Rank: 2/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Garrison Artillary (Formerly Gunner 353289)
214th Siege Bty.
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 25/05/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Beacon Cemetery, Sailly-Laurette, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. E. 8.
Residence: 10 Duckworth Grove, Duckworth Lane, Bradford
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Mr William Partington Lawrenson, formerly of Smithies Lane, Birstall. (Enlisted in the ranks, commissioned 31 Jul 1917).
Employment: Teacher at Birstall National School
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The Territorial Force War Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s)
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

LEES, George (William)
 

Name: LEES, George (William)
Rank: Private
Service Number: M/404857
Unit/Rgiment: Army Service Corps (Formerly 94115 RAMC)
M.T.
Enrolled: Batley, 2 Jun 1916
Disembarked: 23 Feb 1917
Date of Death: 05/11/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died in Croydon Hospital from Pneumonia
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: North-West part, 863
Residence: 36 Intake Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Mary Ann Lees of 37 Intake Lane, Batley
Employment: Cloth Finisher, J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Nov 1918
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

LEES , John
 

Name: LEES , John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 200088
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 1550)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 08/07/1916 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 48 Blackburn Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Adwalton, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Mary Lees of Blackburn Road, Birstall
Employment: Miner, West Yorkshire Colliery, Howden Clough
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The Territorial Force War Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

LINCH (LYNCH), Thomas
 

Name: LINCH (LYNCH), Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 23503
Unit/Rgiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
18th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 23/08/1916 Age: 36 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 3 C and 3 D.
Residence: 85 Leeds Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, c.1880
Additional Information: Son of John and Ann Lynch (nee Kelly). Husband of Mary Lynch (nee Frain, m. Jun 1907, Dewsbury).
Employment: Coal Getter
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Sep 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

LOCKE , John Frederick
 

Name: LOCKE , John Frederick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 28957
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry
13th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 29May 1916
Disembarked: France, 15 Sep 1916
Date of Death: 23/11/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: X. C. 12A.
Residence: 111 High Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1898
Additional Information: The oldest son of George Edwin and Ambrosine Locke, of 111 High Street, Birstall
Employment: Messrs. Kershaw & Hillard’s pulley works, Grange Road, Soothill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Dec 1916. Dewsbury Reporter, 9 Dec 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

Longbottom - Mitchell

LONGBOTTOM , Edward Brooke
 

Name: LONGBOTTOM , Edward Brooke
Rank: Lieut.
Service Number:
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
7th Bn (Leeds Rifles, Territorial)
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France, 22 Sep 1916
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Passchendaele New British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: VIII. A. 12.
Residence: Cambridge House, Birstall
Birth Place: Luddenden, 13 Nov 1896
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Edith Elizabeth Longbottom of Cambridge House, Birstall
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Oct 1917
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

LYON , James Douglas
 

Name: LYON , James Douglas
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: WR/262841
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Engineers (Formerly 218712)
Railways
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 11/02/1919 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died at Home
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: North-East part, A 1461
Residence: The Rydings, Birstall
Birth Place: Huddersfield, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of John and Deborah Lyon, of The Rydings, Birstall.
Employment: Mechanical Engineer
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

LYONS , James
 

Name: LYONS , James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 28172
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
1st Bn
Enrolled: Bradford, Mar 1916
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 12/04/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Wancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: IV. D. 24.
Residence: 33 Church Street, Birstall
Birth Place:
Additional Information: Son of the late Simon and Emily Lyons, of Birstall. Killed on the eve of his 20th birthday.
Employment: Finishing Dept. at Messrs G & J Stubley, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Patrick’s R C Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal second tier – rear

MANN , (Fred) Arthur
 

Name: MANN , (Fred) Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38928
Unit/Rgiment: Lancashire Fusiliers (Formerly 38085 KOYLI)
2nd/8th Bn.
Enrolled: Wakefield, Aug 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/08/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Roisel Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Spec. Mem. 1.
Residence: 69 Leeds Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Mark and Elizabeth Mann of 69 Leeds Road, Birstall. Joined Territorials 1910, Batley
Employment: Messrs Wilcox & J Rhodes, Mill Hand
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

MARCHBANKS , John
 

Name: MARCHBANKS , John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13/1233
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
13th Bn
Enrolled: Barnsley, Dec 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Queens Cemetery, Puisieux, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: B. 56.
Residence: Darton / Birstall
Birth Place: Spennymoor, Durham, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Robert Marchbanks of Darton, Barnsley. Husband of Martha Ellen Marchbanks (nee Clegg, m. 16 Sep 1911, Barnsley). Martha Ellen remarried to James Consadine Jun 1918 registered Dewsbury, living at Brass Castle, Howdenclough, Birstall.
Employment: Miner (stone)
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

MARGETTS , Percy Alexander
 

Name: MARGETTS , Percy Alexander
Rank: 2/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Rgiment: Lincolnshire Regiment (Formerly 1155 West Yorks Regiment)
9th Bn. attd. 6th Bn.
Enrolled: Leeds, Dec 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 05/12/1915 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli
Cemetery Azmak Cemetery, Suvla, Turkey
Grave Ref: I. D. 24.
Residence: Newlands House, Tooting Bec Common, London.
Birth Place: Birstall, 27 Dec 1883
Additional Information: Son of Fred William and Dora Maria Margetts, of Jessamine Cottage, Birstall, near Leeds; husband of Muriel Dorothy Kate Margetts (nee Sargent m. 29 May 1915, Holy Trinity, Upper Tooting)
Employment: Science Master at Brigg Grammar School
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Dec 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church; Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

MARSHALL , Joseph
 

Name: MARSHALL , Joseph
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 77527
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Garrison Artillary
160th Siege Battery
Enrolled: 25 Sep 1916
Disembarked: France
Date of Death: 30/09/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery The Huts Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: VII. B. 13.
Residence: 48 Mill Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 26 Jul 1894
Additional Information: Son of Frederick William and Annie Marshall, of 48, Mill St., Birstall.
Employment: Employed by Mr Harry Firth, Plumber, Station Lane, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Mount Tabor United Methodist Free Church, Birstall; Birstall Liberal Club
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

MARTIN , Richard Horridge
 

Name: MARTIN , Richard Horridge
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1587
Unit/Rgiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: 25 Sep 1914
Date of Death: 07/08/1915 Age: 17 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Gallipoli
Cemetery Redoubt Military Cemetery, Helles, Turkey (including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Sp. Mem. B. 10B.
Residence: 21, Cross Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Lancashire, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Mark Young Martin and the late Bella Martin, of 21, Cross Street, Birstall.
Employment: Ring Frame Doffer (Lancs 1911)
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, Addenda

MARTIN , Tom
 

Name: MARTIN , Tom
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 200224
Unit/Rgiment: Lancashire Fusiliers
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Heywood, Lancashire
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 13/01/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Gorre British & Indian Cemetery
Grave Ref: V. B. 22.
Residence: 21, Cross Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Bury, Lancashire, c. 1897
Additional Information: Son of Mark Young Martin and the late Bella Martin, of 21, Cross Street, Birstall. Native of Bury, Lancs.
Employment: Fustian Weaver (Lancs 1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

MAUDE , Watson
 

Name: MAUDE , Watson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 51812
Unit/Rgiment: Lincolnshire Regiment (Formerly 107300 Notts & Derby Regiment)
4th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/04/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 6
Residence: 34 High Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c. Dec 1899
Additional Information: Son of Peter and Mary Ann Maude of 34 High Street, Birstall
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s)
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

MELVIN , Frank
 

Name: MELVIN , Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 24675
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/04/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6
Residence: 16 Leeds Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Mary Melvin (nee Waldron) of 16 Leeds Road, Birstall
Employment: Messrs. Cox Brothers & Skelsey, Ravensthorpe
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

Moore - Platts

MOORE, Arthur
 

Name: MOORE, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242482
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 6132)
2nd/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Oct 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 22/11/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panel 5.
Residence: 45, Primrose Hill, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Woodhouse, Sheffield, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Mary A Moore of 45 Primrose Hill, Batley
Employment: Lodge & Pleasant, Basket Makers, King Street, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church; Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

NAYLOR MM, Horace
 

Name: NAYLOR MM, Horace
Rank: Private
Service Number: 308056
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (Formerly 7211, 5466)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Birstall
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/04/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 6.
Residence: 21 Cobler Hill, Birstall
Birth Place: Gomersal, c.1896
Additional Information: Husband of Elizabeth Naylor (nee Clapham, m. 2 Oct 1915, Birstall St Peter).
Employment: Willeyer at Messrs. Becker Brothers, Howden Clough
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Apr 1918 (photo, MM), 4 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

O’BRIEN , John
 

Name: O’BRIEN , John
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 60719
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 10716 West Yorks Regiment)
12th/13th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds, c.1889
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 26/08/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 3
Residence: 9 Huddersfield Road, Birstall
Birth Place:
Additional Information: Husband of Florence Ada O’Brien, of 9, Huddersfield Rd., Birstall.
Employment:
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

OVEREND , Arnold Everard
 

Name: OVEREND , Arnold Everard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242684
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 3933 3rd/7th West Riding Regiment)
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Feb 1916
Disembarked: France, Aug 1916
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Blackburn Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c. 1891
Additional Information: Son of David and Grace Overend (nee Fawcett), of 2, Church Street, Birstall.
Employment: Labourer for Mr David Brooksbank of Rectory Farm
Marital Status: Married ?
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

OVEREND , John
 

Name: OVEREND , John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17751
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Jan 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 04/10/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, Presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Residence: 2 Blackburn Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c. 1897
Additional Information: Son of William and Martha A. Overend, of 2, Blackburn Rd., Birstall.
Employment: Worked for father as Joiner & Cabinet Maker
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Oct 1916
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church; Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s)
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

PARKIN , Albert Preston
 

Name: PARKIN , Albert Preston
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 1587
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery
1st West Riding Bde. (Territorial Force)
Enrolled: Leeds, Nov 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/11/1915 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died at home of Acute Influenza & Heart Failure
Cemetery Gomersal (Grove) Congregational Chapelyard
Grave Ref: In old ground
Residence: 16 Church Lane, Gomersal
Birth Place: Birstall, 29 Jun 1894
Additional Information: Son of Alice Parkin, of 16, Church Lane, Gomersal, and the late Dick Schofield Parkin.
Employment: Blacksmith’s Apprentice. Messers J Akeroyd & Sons, Builders, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Not applicable
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Dec 1915
Roll of Honour: Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

PARKINSON , Benjamin
 

Name: PARKINSON , Benjamin
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25707
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn
Enrolled: Oct 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Somme, France
Grave Ref: V. I. 20.
Residence: Bond Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 9 Jun 1893
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Eliza Parkinson of Bond Street, Birstall
Employment: Messrs R Dewhirst’s Printworks
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Dec 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

PARKINSON , Percy
 

Name: PARKINSON , Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12119
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: France, 21 May 1915
Date of Death: 16/07/1916 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Faubourg D’Amiens Cemetery, Arras, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: IV. E. 45.
Residence: Living with Brother-in-law at White Lee
Birth Place: Birstall, 3 Feb 1881
Additional Information: Son of John and Hannah Parkinson of Birstall
Employment: Bye Worker
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 5 Aug 1916
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

PHELPS, Willie
 

Name: PHELPS, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2664
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Sept 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 25/05/1915 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot through head during night operations.
Cemetery White City Cemetery, Bois-Grenier, Nord, France
Grave Ref: D 16
Residence: 175 Leeds Road, Howden Clough
Birth Place:
Additional Information: Son of Mr & Mrs Tom Phelps of 175 Leeds Road, Howden Clough.
Employment: Woodlesford Colliery
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jun 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church; Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

PLATTS , Ernest
 

Name: PLATTS , Ernest
Rank: Driver
Service Number: T/390431
Unit/Rgiment: Army Service Corps
attd. 48th Bde. Royal Garrison Artillery
Enrolled: Bradford, 12 Dec 1915
Disembarked: France, 29 Oct 1917
Date of Death: 26/10/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Haspres Coppice Cemetery, Haspres, Nord, France
Grave Ref: A. 64.
Residence: Holly House, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 22 Jan 1897
Additional Information: Son of James and Martha Platts, Holly House, Birstall. Engaged to Miss Cummings, of Bradford Road, Carlinghow.
Employment: Messrs Brooke, Wilford & Co, Carlinghow
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

PLATTS , Tom
 

Name: PLATTS , Tom
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 14021
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Halifax
Disembarked: France, 15 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 05/05/1915 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died from the effects of Gas
Cemetery Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. E. 182.
Residence: Holly House, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 19 Nov 1894
Additional Information: Son of Mr & Mrs James Platts, Holly House, Birstall
Employment: Clerk
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jun 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise