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LINK, Percy

Name: LINK, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 54357
Unit/Rgiment: Manchester Regiment
1st/6th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 1917
Disembarked: Oct 1917
Date of Death: 15/05/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Bombed by enemy aeroplane whilst asleep in billets.
Cemetery Couin New British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: E. 21.
Residence: 6 St. John’s Avenue, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 6 Oct 1888
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Clara Link. Husband to Elsie Link (nee Senior, m. 14 Jun 1913, Carlinghow St John). Brother-in-Law of John Goodall (K in A 29 May 1917)
Employment: Pattern Checker, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Married, 1 Child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 24 May 1918 (photo). Batley News, 25 May 1918, 8 Jun 1918
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LISTER, Tom

Name: LISTER, Tom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202160
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment (Formerly 4835 KOYLI)
1/4th (Hallamshire) (T.F.) Battalion
Enrolled: Wakefield (Gomersal), 31 Mar 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/04/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 125 to 128.
Residence: Moor Lane, Gomersall
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Jane Ellen Lister (nee Elsey, m. 22 Aug 1878, Batley, All Saints). Husband of Sarah Ann Lister (nee Stringer, m. 6 Dec 1913, Gomersal St Mary).
Employment: Working at Victoria Foundry 1911, later Colliery Bye Worker.
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LOBLEY MM, Alfred

Name: LOBLEY MM, Alfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15919
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
11th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds, 11 Nov 1914
Disembarked: 26 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 10/11/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, at Mersey Military Hospital, Liverpool.
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: E. “C” 536.
Residence: Rothery’s Yard, Lidgate, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, Dewsbury, 1 Jul 1896
Additional Information: Son of the late Edward and Mary Emma Lobley (nee Crossland, m. 15 Feb 1896, Dewsbury Moor, St John the Evangelist) of 2 Back Dale Street, Batley Carr. Mother married Dec 1915 to William Porter. Alfred earned MM by continuously bombing the enemy for a period of 3 hours 6/7 Aug 1916.
Employment: J & J Saxton, Savile Mill, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Sep 1916, 18 Nov 1916 (photo). Dewsbury District News, 18 Nov 1918 (photo). MM Gazetted 21 Sep 1916
Roll of Honour: Batley Carr Wesleyan Church; Warwick Road JI & N School; Dewsbury War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7
Soldiers Story: Alfred Lobley

LOCKWOOD, Herbert

Name: LOCKWOOD, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16300
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
“D” Coy. 8th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley) Nov 1914
Disembarked: 27 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 19/02/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot whilst on sentry duty.
Cemetery Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Grave Ref: I. A. 24.
Residence: Hilberoyd Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, Apr 1896
Additional Information: Son of Fred Lockwood and the late Emma Lockwood (nee Farrar, m. 1881 Dewsbury. Fred remarried 1915 to Annie Farrar (widow) at St Thomas, Batley). Cousin of Laurence Ryan.
Employment: Hurrier, Critchley’s Batley Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Mar 1916, 15 Apr 1916. Batley Reporter, 25 Feb 1916, 10 Mar 1916
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LODGE, George

Name: LODGE, George
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Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LODGE, George Edward

Name: LODGE, George Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 42151
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
15th Bn.
Enrolled: 8 Jan 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 20/01/1919 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died at Cullercoats, Whitley Bay
Cemetery Whitley Bay (Hartley South) Cemetery, Northumberland
Grave Ref: C.C.1007
Residence: 9 St Oswins Avenue, Cullercoats, Northumberland.
Birth Place: Batley, 9 Feb 1885
Additional Information: Son of Wesley and Elizabeth Lodge (nee Booth) of Field Hill, Batley. Baptised 22 Mar 1885, Cross Bank Wesleyan Chapel. Husband of Elizabeth Moore Lodge (nee Irwin, m. 18 Dec 1910, Newcastle Upon Tyne). Died of Debility, Heart Disease an Bronchitis brought about by alleged maltreatment whilst a prisoner of war. (Captured 27 Mar 1918, discharged 6 Dec 1918). Wife emigrated to Aspendale, Victoria, Australia.
Employment: Rag Merchant, Newcastle
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 14 Jun 1918. Batley News, 25 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church; Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

LODGE, Harold

Name: LODGE, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34088
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
10th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 04/10/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 9 Healey Street, Batley
Birth Place: Ravensthorpe, 27 Sep 1894
Additional Information: Son of Dan and Emma Lodge (nee Sheard, m. 29 Jul 1893, Battyeford, Christ the King) , 9 Healey Street, Batley.
Employment: Brooke Jackson, Westtown, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Nov 1917. Batley Reporter, 16 Nov 1917 (photo), 4 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Heckmondwike Wesleyan Chapel; Healey Congregational Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LODGE, John Ambrose

Name: LODGE, John Ambrose
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20782
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers (Formerly 190533 Royal Engineers)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1915
Disembarked: 29 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 06/10/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of wounds
Cemetery Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. F. 46.
Residence: 9 High Street, Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 17 Nov 1889
Additional Information: Son of George Roberts Lodge and Margaret Annie Lodge (nee Robinson, m. 1889) of Dewsbury. Husband of Gertrude Lodge (nee Cawood, m. Apr 1912, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Milling Dept., J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Oct 1917, (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LODGE, Joseph Arthur

Name: LODGE, Joseph Arthur
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 29741
Unit/Rgiment: Lincolnshire Regiment (Formerly 34715 Durham Light Infantry)
12th Labour Coy
Enrolled: Batley (Dewsbury), May 1916
Disembarked: Aug 1916
Date of Death: 10/09/1916 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Pleuro-pneumonia
Cemetery Janval Cemetery, Dieppe
Grave Ref: I. D. 1.
Residence: 163, Waller Buildings, Common Side, Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, Jul 1886
Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Ada Lodge (nee Hallas, m. 7 Feb 1886, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of Wallers Buildings, Commonside, Hanging Heaton. Derby Recruit.
Employment: Scouring Department, G H Hirst, Alexandra Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LODGE, Leonard

Name: LODGE, Leonard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 23/483
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry
20th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 24/06/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died from an Apopleptic Fit. (however, a close friend reported seeing him alive on 4th July that Year !!)
Cemetery Reninghelst New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: III. G. 15.
Residence: 7, Carlisle St., Wellington Rd., Leeds.
Birth Place: Batley, c.Oct 1885
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Emma Lodge (nee Armitage, m. 20 Sep 1873, Thornhill, St Michael and All Angels) of Batley. Husband of Katie Lodge (nee Kaye, m. 19 Oct 1915, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Teamer, Preston Jenkinson, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Jul 1917, 21 Jul 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LONGBOTTOM, George Singleton

Name: LONGBOTTOM, George Singleton
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20287
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
6th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1914 (some sources say May 1915)
Disembarked: 14 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 08/07/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery London Cemetery and Extension, Longueval
Grave Ref: 3.E.20.
Residence: 9, Knowles Rd., Norfolk St., Batley.
Birth Place: Soothill, Batley, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Martha Longbottom (nee Singleton, m. 27 Mar 1886, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of 4 Quarry Street, Soothill, Batley. Husband of Hilda Longbottom (nee Hardy, m. 17 Feb 1916, Purlwell St Andrew). He was a well known boxer and wrestler, he died without ever seeing his child.
Employment: Spinning Dept, Wrigley & Parker, Valley Mills
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church; Soothill Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LONGBOTTOM, William Watson

Name: LONGBOTTOM, William Watson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201899
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield, Feb 1915
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 3, Cross Chapel St., Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Leeds, c.1893
Additional Information: Husband of Hilda Longbottom (nee Oldroyd, m. 27 Jul 1914, Carlinghow St John)
Employment: Milkman for E Brown, Old Hall Farm, Carlinghow
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

Longley - Lyons

LONGLEY, Edwin

Name: LONGLEY, Edwin
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201314
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 3652 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry)
1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 6 Nov 1914
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 33 Upper Mount Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, 28 Apr 1897
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Mary Elizabeth Longley (nee Pollard) of Upper Mount Street, Batley Carr
Employment: Finishing Dept, G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie); Warwick Road JI & N School Diary; United Methodist Church, Talbot Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LOUGHHEAD, Frank

Name: LOUGHHEAD, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 204340
Unit/Rgiment: Norfolk Regiment
7th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Mar 1917
Disembarked: Aug 1918
Date of Death: 26/09/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: R. II. N. 11.
Residence: 16, Brookroyd Lane, Bradford Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of the late William Loughhead and Clara Loughhead (nee Bailey).
Employment: Hall, Tankard & Co., Brookroyd Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Sep 1918, 5 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Brownhill St Saviour’s Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LOVELL, Thomas

Name: LOVELL, Thomas
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 147343
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery
34th Div. Ammunition Col.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jan 1916
Disembarked: 1917
Date of Death: 22/05/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Drowned whilst bathing in a canal
Cemetery Aire Communal Cemetery, France
Grave Ref: II. K. 4.
Residence: 23 Bond Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 31 Jan 1897
Additional Information: Son of George and Annie Lovell (nee Badley, m. 24 May 1890, Dewsbury, All Saints) of Batley.
Employment: Fettler, G & J Stubley, Hick Lane Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LUMB, Lewis Harold

Name: LUMB, Lewis Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: M2/136016
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Army Service Corps 
Mechanical Transport attd. 291st Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Nov 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 04/02/1919 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia, France
Cemetery Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 2, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. E. 7.
Residence: Bunkers Lane, Staincliffe, Batley
Birth Place: Soothill Nether, 17 Aug 1883
Additional Information: Son of David and Mary (Polly) Lumb (nee Howroyd, m. 26 Apr 1881, Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, Daisy Hill, Dewsbury) of Oakland Cottage, Wakefield Road, Dewsbury . Husband of Gertrude Isabel Lumb (nee Rhodes, m. Oct 1917, registered Dewsbury) of Bunkers Lane, Batley.
Employment: Wheelwright
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Feb 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; St Peter’s Church, Earlsheaton; Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LUMB, Mark

Name: LUMB, Mark
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43764
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 28326 KOYLI)
16th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 4.
Residence: Albert Square, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Harriet Lumb (nee Marston, m. 31 Oct 1880, Dewsbury, All Saints) of 9 Albert Square, Batley Carr.
Employment: Labourer in Dyehouse
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie); Warwick Road JI & N School Diary
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LYDON, Michael

Name: LYDON, Michael
Rank: Private
Service Number: 48517
Unit/Rgiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Dec 1917
Disembarked: Jun 1918
Date of Death: 01/09/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois British Cemetery, Haucourt, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: V. G. 12.
Residence: 12 East Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Dec 1891
Additional Information: Son of Dominic and Annie Lydon (nee Kenny)
Employment: Goods Porter, Batley G N Railway Station
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Sep 1918. Batley Reporter, 20 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LYLES, Harold

Name: LYLES, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 351270
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jan 1917
Disembarked: Feb 1918
Date of Death: 21/03/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Morchies Military Cemetery, France
Grave Ref: D. 59.
Residence: 61 High Street, Westtown.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 1899
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr Fred & Mrs Susan Armitage Lyles (nee Ledger). Then Mrs Redfearn and later Mrs Sandiford.
Employment: Kilner Brothers, Thornhill Lees
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Apr 1918, 20 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LYNCH, John Thomas

Name: LYNCH, John Thomas
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 4/6203
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Strensall (Batley)
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 21/07/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. B. 7.
Residence: 5 Timothy Lane, Upper Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 6 Jun 1887
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Rose Lynch (nee Adama). Husband to Alice Lynch (nee Cawthorne, m.1908). Cousin of William Lynch.
Employment: Miner, West End Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 3 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LYNCH, William

Name: LYNCH, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 39565
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Sep 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 20/11/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panel 8.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, 7 Aug 1886
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Lynch (nee Gollagher), now living at 9 Richmond Street, Crossbank. Enlisted on outbreak of war, but discharged after a few months home service, then re-enlisted. Cousin of John T Lynch.
Employment: Wrigley & Parker, Greenhill Mill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Dec 1917. Batley Reporter, 7 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LYONS, John

Name: LYONS, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21254
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers (Formerly 18473 Royal Marines)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1915
Disembarked: Balkans, 6 Nov 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Residence: 97, Mount Pleasant, White Lee, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 8 Oct 1896
Additional Information: Son of James and Alice Lyons (nee Hopkins, m. Dec 1894, registered Burnley). Enlisted in Royal Marines Jun 1914. Disembarked Antwerp Aug. Wounded & repatriated, discharged Apr 1915. Re-enlisted in KOSB.
Employment: Pony Driver, Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; White Lee Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

LYONS, Patrick

Name: LYONS, Patrick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 235098
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 4946)
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1915
Disembarked: Jan 1916
Date of Death: 06/12/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XXVII. D. 1A.
Residence: 16, New St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 4 Sep 1890
Additional Information: Eldest son of County Mayo-born John and Catherine Lyons (nee McGuire).
Employment: Hurrier, Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Jan 1918, 26 Jan 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

Major - McNamara

MAJOR, Charles William

Name: MAJOR, Charles William
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 557786
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract, Dec 1914
Disembarked: 9 Feb 1915
Date of Death: 18/04/1915 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Ex Militia, died during an Infantry charge.
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47
Residence: 8, Bromley Rd., Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Nottingham, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of Caleb and Elizabeth Major, late of George Street, Dewsbury. Husband of Gertrude Major (nee Wainwright m. 21 Jun 1902, Dewsbury All Saints).
Employment: Messrs John Illingworth & Sons, White Lee. Flock Curler.
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 May 1915. Batley Reporter, 21 May 1915
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 7

MALONEY, Thomas

Name: MALONEY, Thomas
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 200852
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 19/10/1918 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Fichaux, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: III. J. 23.
Residence: 4 Villiers Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 4 Oct 1880
Additional Information: Son of John and Catherine Maloney (nee Prendergast), m.1875). Husband to Catherine Maloney (nee Palmer, m.1906). Six years of Militia Service before outbreak of war.
Employment: West End Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MANNING, Clement

Name: MANNING, Clement
Rank: Guardsman
Service Number: 22862
Unit/Rgiment: Grenadier Guards
No. 1 Coy. 3rd Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Feb 1915
Disembarked: 20 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 22/08/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Fichaux, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: V. C. 1.
Residence: 39 Providence Terrace, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Germany, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Michael & Mary Eliza Manning, of 39, Bradford Road West, Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Batley Branch, Argentine Meat Company
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Oct 1918, 12 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow; St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MARRIOTT, Joseph H.

Name: MARRIOTT, Joseph H.
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38873
Unit/Rgiment: Northamptonshire Regiment (Formerly 30276 KOYLI)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/04/1917 Age: years
How Died: Died at Sea
Cemetery Syra New British Cemetery, Greece
Grave Ref: II. D. 4.
Residence:
Birth Place: Mirfield
Additional Information: Husband of Martha M Marriott (nee Coulson, m. Oct 1912, Dewsbury).
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MASON, Ernest

Name: MASON, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202383
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Heckmondwike, Mar 1916
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 01/04/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, sustained 22 Mar 1918
Cemetery Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, Somme, France
Grave Ref: V. A. 37.
Residence: Forest House, Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c. 1884
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Eliza Mason (nee Hirst, m. 24 Jul 1874, Batley, All Saints) of Upper Road, Batley Carr. Husband of Edith Alice Mason (nee Bamford, m. 11 Mar 1916, Talbot Street United Methodist Church). Died never having seen his first child.
Employment: Draper, Frost Hill, Liversedge
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 May 1918. Dewsbury Reporter, 11 May 1918 (photo).
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MASSEY, Henry Cunningham

Name: MASSEY, Henry Cunningham
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 21406
Unit/Rgiment: East Lancashire Regiment
8th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Oct 1915
Disembarked: Jan 1916
Date of Death: 29/06/1916 Age: 37 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Hannescamps New Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: A. 19.
Residence: New Street, Batley
Birth Place: Burnley, c.1878
Additional Information: Son of James and Ellen Massey (nee South). Husband of Mary Ann Massey (nee Thompson, m. 1907, Burnley). A former regular soldier with 13 years service in India. A native of Burnley who had only lived in Batley 2 years.
Employment: Labourer, Batley Gas Works
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jul 1916. Batley Reporter, 14 Jul 1916 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 15 Jul 1916 (photo).
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MAY, James Edward

Name: MAY, James Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35776
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 2076 4th Bn King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1914
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 20/04/1917 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Died from complications following amputation of foot.
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: P. I. H. 12A.
Residence: 1 George Terrace, Field Lane, Batley. (Boarder)
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of John Jeffrey and Amy Ellen May (nee Milner, m. 13 Apr 1879, Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents) of 56 Back Gladstone Street, Dewsbury. Husband to the late Annie May (nee Dobson, m. 1907, registered Dewsbury, d. 1914). Former Territorial. Served as a Cook prior to Dec 1916.
Employment: Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Widower, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The Territorial Force War Medal, 1914-1919. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 27 Apr 1917 (photo). Batley News, 28 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Soothill Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MAYMAN, John William

Name: MAYMAN, John William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 62285
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
18th Bn.
Enrolled: Pontefract (Batley)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 05/11/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Pottes Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: In the S. West part, immed. left of the entrance.
Residence: 25, Beaumont St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 22 May 1899
Additional Information: Son of George and Sarah Ellen Mayman (nee Walker, m. 22 May 1897, Batley All Saints) of Beaumont Street, Batley
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

McDONALD, James

Name: MCDONALD, James
Rank: Private
Service Number:
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Defence Corps
Enrolled: Aug 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 21/03/1921 Age: 48 years
How Died: Died at home after war from acute Pleurisy & Aortic Disease
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: B. 480.
Residence: 3 Yard 2, East Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1873
Additional Information: Son of Randolph and Elizabeth McDonald (nee Milner, m. 22 Dec 1866, Bradford, St Peter). Ex regular, served in Boer War. Based in UK on Home Service during the Great War.
Employment: Miner / General Labourer
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Mar 1921
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MCMAHON, John Thomas

Name: MCMAHON, John Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16/1509
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
16th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford Jul 1915
Disembarked: Apr 1916
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 36 years
How Died: Killed in Action (presumed)
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
Residence: 27, Queen St., Heckmondwike, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1880
Additional Information: Son of Patrick McMahon. Husband of Margaret McMahon.
Employment: Carlinghow Colliery Company
Marital Status: Married, 5 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 23 Feb 1917. Dewsbury Reporter, 24 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Common Road Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MCMANUS, William

Name: MCMANUS, William
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 132062
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Engineers
252th Tunnelling Coy.
Enrolled: Darfield, Yorkshire. (Batley)
Disembarked: 10 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 02/03/1916 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action by enemy mine explosion
Cemetery Auchonvillers Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II.A.14.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of Thomas McManus of 38 Peel Street, Batley.
Employment: Miner, Darfield Main Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

McNAMARA, Thomas

Name: McNAMARA, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 449674
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1914
Disembarked: 22 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 20/09/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 31 Union Street, Batley
Birth Place: Charlestown, Co. Mayo, c.1893
Additional Information: Living with relations in Batley
Employment: Miner, Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 29 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

Micklethwaite - Moore

MICKLETHWAITE, John

Name: MICKLETHWAITE, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 42323
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract, Jun 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 06/07/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: IV. B. 15.
Residence: Mill Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, Jul 1893
Additional Information: Son of Mr & Mrs William Micklethwaite of 68 Warwick Road, Batley Carr. Husband of Irene Victoria Micklethwaite (nee Bywater, m. 29 Jan 1916, Batley Carr Holy Trinity).
Employment: Finishing Dept., Mark Day, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14,Jul 1917, 21 Jul 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8
Soldiers Story: John Micklethwaite

MIDGLEY MM, Fred

Name: MIDGLEY MM, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 260114
Unit/Rgiment: Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire Regt ) (Formerly 22987 KOYLI)
“B” Coy. 15th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Feb 1916
Disembarked: Jul 1916
Date of Death: 19/07/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Le Grand Hasard Military Cemetery, Morbecque, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Plot1 Row B Grave 13
Residence: 7, Birch St., Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Carlinghow, Batley, 21 Aug 1885
Additional Information: Son of the late George and Emma Midgley (nee Appleyard), of Batley. Husband of Mary Midgley (nee Blakeley, m. 13 May 1911, Carlinhow St John). MM earned 28 Jun 1918.
Employment: Cloth Finisher, R Brearley & Son, Queen Street Mills
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Aug 1918 (photo), 17 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church; Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MILES (MILLS), A. S. J. (Joseph)

Name: MILES (MILLS), A. S. J. ((John)Joseph)
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: SS/1772 (RFR/PO/B/4920)
Unit/Regiment: Royal Navy
HMS Good Hope
Enrolled: Royal Navy, 10 Jan 1907 (5+7 years)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/11/1914 Age: 26 years
How Died: Lost in action from HMS Good Hope at the Battle of Coronel, off the coast of Chile
Cemetery Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England
Grave Ref: Panel 2
Residence: 10 Harther Gardens, Star Gate, Ryton-on-Tyne
Birth Place: Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham, 2 Nov 1888
Additional Information: Son of the late Francis and Jane Mills (nee Carr) of Gateshead. Husband of Margaret Mills (nee Dobson, m. 1912, registered Gateshead). Margaret later remarried Varley Carbutt from 36 Healey Street, Batley. Marriage registered Gateshead, Dec 1917.
Employment: Crane Driver
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Blaydon Courier, 28th November 1914, 11th September 1915
Roll of Honour: Wesleyan Methodist Church War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne; Ryton War Memorial, Station Bank, Ryton on Tyne; Greenside War Memorial, Greenside, Ryton on Tyne; Blaydon War Memorial, Blaydon on Tyne, Co. Durham.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MILNER, Ernest

Name: MILNER, Ernest
Rank: Ex-Sgt
Service Number: 200536
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 2547 KOYLI)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/05/1923 Age: 38 years
How Died: At Home
Cemetery
Grave Ref:
Residence: 51 Alverthorpe Road, Wakefield
Birth Place: c. 1885
Additional Information: Son of James Edward and Mary Ann Milner (unproved). Discharged 21 Feb 1919. Gazetted in the King’s Birthday Honours, 3 June 1919, 0137/5618 (know as the ‘Peace Gazette’).
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal. Meritorious Service Medal (Army).
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MILNES, George Hanson

Name: MILNES, George Hanson
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 113218
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Horse Artillery
“P” Battery. 16th Bde. Ammunition Col.
Enrolled: Batley, Oct 1915
Disembarked: Mar 1916
Date of Death: 24/03/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in action
Cemetery Heath Cemetery, Harbonnieres, France
Grave Ref: V. C. 4.
Residence: 36 Oakdene Soothill Batley
Birth Place: Soothill, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of David and Emily Milnes (nee Fisk, m. 2 Dec 1893, Hanging Heaton, St Paul) of Soothill, Batley
Employment: Warper, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Apr 1918 (photo), 27 Apr 1918
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 8

MITCHELL, James

Name: MITCHELL, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 52703
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Pontefract, Apr 1918
Disembarked: France, 3 Aug 1918
Date of Death: 28/09/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds to the abdomen. Previosly wounded in jaw 27 Aug 1918
Cemetery Thilloy Road Cemetery, Beaulencourt, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: E. 17.
Residence: 39, Oak Terrace, Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Friend and Elizabeth Mitchell (nee Ineson, m. 19 Apr 1897, Staincliffe Christ Church).
Employment: Spinner, Joseph Auty & Co.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MOLINEUX, Harold

Name: MOLINEUX, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35981
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 40348 KOYLI, 26051 West Yorkshire Regiment)
23rd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Apr 1916
Disembarked: Feb 1917
Date of Death: 09/04/1917 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 2 and 3.
Residence: 3, Carter’s Yard, Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of the late Joseph and Mrs. Emma Molineux (nee Goodall, m. 1881, registered Dewsbury) of 3 Carter’s Yard, Carlinghow, Batley.
Employment: Taylor, Yielding & Co Ltd.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917, 26 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MOODY, Fred (Frederick W.)

Name: MOODY, Fred (Frederick W.)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1832
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“D” Coy. 1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: France, 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 25/05/1915 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Killed by shell whilst awaiting order to advance.
Cemetery White City Cemetery, Bois-Grenier
Grave Ref: E. 4.
Residence: 58 Victoria Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Meenwood, Leeds, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of William and Ada Moody (nee Willows, m. 2 Oct 1897, Meanwood Holy Trinity).
Employment: Charles Robinson & Sons, Victoria Mills
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 John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MOODY, George Robert

Name: MOODY, George Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10758
Unit/Rgiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
2nd Bn. attd. 179th Tunnelling Coy. Royal Engineers
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 16/07/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. E. 9.
Residence: 6, Goodall Yard, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Morley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Ann Moody. Husband of Carrie Moody (nee Gray m. 4th Qtr 1916)
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

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; Birstall War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MOORE, Edward Harold

Name: MOORE, Edward Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 203581
Unit/Rgiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: France
Date of Death: 12/04/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, sustained 10 Apr 1918
Cemetery Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. Q. 8.
Residence: 32 Dale Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Hopton, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Eliza Moore (nee Garfitt, m. 1886, registered Dewsbury) of North Street, Lower Hopton, Mirfield. Husband of Laura Moore (nee Newsome, m. Mar 1916, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Messrs James Walker & Sons, Blanket Manufacturers. Later to Messrs John Fenton & Sons, in the rag grinding department.
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 20 Apr 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 11 Apr 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MOORE, Godfrey W. (E.)

Name: MOORE, Godfrey W. (E.)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 53693
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
8th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Oct 1917
Disembarked: Easter, 1918
Date of Death: 10/06/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XXI. C. 11.
Residence: 4, Fox Yard, Commercial St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 13 Sep 1899
Additional Information: Son of Charles William and Florence Ann Moore (nee Ibberson, m. 29 Oct 1892, Batley, All Saints). Brother-in-Law of Percy Hill (D of W 30 Sep 1916).
Employment: Tenterer, J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

Moorhouse - Morton

MOORHOUSE, James

Name: MOORHOUSE, James
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 74097
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
51st Siege Bty.
Enrolled: Batley, Apr 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 30/09/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bernafay Wood British Cemetery, Montauban
Grave Ref: A. 13.
Residence: Bradford Road, Batley Carr.
Birth Place: Batley, c. Jul 1895
Additional Information: Only child of Mary Alice Moorhouse (nee Armitage, m. 25 Aug 1892, Batley All Saints) & the late Mr William Moorhouse, Albert House, Bradford Road, Batley Carr.
Employment: Rag Merchant, Town Street, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Oct 1916. Batley Reporter, 13 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MORGAN, Wilfred

Name: MORGAN, Wilfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21/286
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
21st Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Dec 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/03/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Mindel Trench British Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy, France
Grave Ref: D. 1.
Residence: Princess Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 9 Sep 1887
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Annie Morgan of Princess Street, Batley
Employment: Slator’s Stores, Batley Branch
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Oct 1917 (photo), 13 Apr 1918, 20 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Thomas the Apostle, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MORRISON, Orlando

Name: MORRISON, Orlando
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2375
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield Aug 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 28/12/1915 Age: 44 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Killed by sniper
Cemetery Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. H. 11.
Residence: 4 Cobden Street, Batley
Birth Place: Liversedge, Jul 1871
Additional Information: Son of William and Caroline Morrison (nee Clayton, m. 19 Jan 1862, Hartshead. William had been previously widowed.) of Malvern Lodge, Liversedge, Yorks. Husband of the late Eugenia Morrison (nee Hey, m. Jul 1895, registered Dewsbury). Former regular who re-enlisted on outbreak of war.
Employment: Rag Grinder, G H Hirst & Co. , Brights Mills.
Marital Status: Widowed, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jan 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MORTIMER, George

Name: MORTIMER, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3990
Unit/Rgiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles)
2nd/6th Bn. (Transport Section)
Enrolled: Mar 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 13/11/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Whilst training at Braintree Essex, returned to his billet and shot himself.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: R. 480.
Residence: 167, Soothill Lane, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of John Alfred and Ann Maria Mortimer (nee Schorer, m. 1896, registered Dewsbury) of Wellington Street, Batley. Husband of Violet Mortimer (nee Bedford, m. Oct 1916, registered Dewsbury). Derby recruit.
Employment: Carrier, Wellington Street, Batley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Nov 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MORTIMER, Joah

Name: MORTIMER, Joah
Rank:
Service Number: Limited Information
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/11/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died:
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: H. 327
Residence: 60 Brookroyd Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Alice Mortimer (nee Sykes) of 60 Brookroyd Lane, Birstall
Employment: Piecener
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MORTIMER, John William

Name: MORTIMER, John William
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 106898
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Engineers
151st Field Coy.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 19/05/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 10 to 13.
Residence: 38, Pearl St., Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 16 Apr 1895
Additional Information: Son of George and Elizabeth Mortimer (nee Bookock, m. 13 Dec 1890, Carlinghow St John, Batley). Volunteered for raid and did not return.
Employment: G & J Mortimer (Family Firm), Contractors, Batley (Apprentice Mason)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jun 1918, 22 Jun 1918, 21 Jun 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MORTIMER, Percy

Name: MORTIMER, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 32354
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Cleckheaton, Aug 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/03/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died
Cemetery St. Hilaire Cemetery, Frevent, France
Grave Ref: IV. A. 10.
Residence: Co-op Buildings, White Lee
Birth Place: White Lee, c. 1897
Additional Information: Son of John William and Esther Mortimer (nee Flint, m. 1886, Dewsbury), of Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Plumbers Apprentice (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; White Lee Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MORTIMER, Robert

Name: MORTIMER, Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1041
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Sep 1914
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 13/04/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 8.
Residence: 12 Albion Street, Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Harriet Mortimer of 71 Taylor Street, Batley. Husband of Olga Emma Mortimer (nee Siswick, m. 1913, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MORTON, Ben

Name: MORTON, Ben
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21859
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Mar 1915
Disembarked: 3 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 28/08/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 23 Halliley Street, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Batley, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of George France Morton and Emma Morton (nee Armitage, m. 25 Dec 1884, Batley, All Saints) of Savile Town, Dewsbury. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Morton (nee McGuire, m. 27 Jan 1912, Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents).
Employment: G H Hirst & Co., Savile Town
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Gospel Hall, Mount Pleasant
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MORTON, Herbert

Name: MORTON, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242302
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5527)
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 1916
Disembarked: Jul 1916
Date of Death: 27/11/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action. Last seen wounded in no-man’s land
Cemetery Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panel 8.
Residence: 35, Dewsbury Gate Rd., Staincliffe, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Staincliffe, Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Emma Morton (nee Cordingley, m. 23 Dec 1893, Staincliffe) of 35 Dewsbury Gate Road, Staincliffe, Dewsbury.
Employment: T Carr & Sons, Highfield Mills, Staincliffe.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Jan 1918, 19 Jan 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Staincliffe School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

Mosley - Naifsey

MOSLEY, Alfred

Name: MOSLEY, Alfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2875
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield, Oct 1914
Disembarked: 14 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 20/12/1915 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Following an attack on 19 Dec 1915
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. B. 1A.
Residence: Richmond Street, Cross Bank, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1880
Additional Information: Brother of Harry, the Batley footballer. Previously a regular with the RAMC
Employment: Teamer, Soothill wood Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jan 1916, 8 Jan 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MOSS, Harold

Name: MOSS, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 8522
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract, Sep 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/10/1916 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died at York Military Hospital. Suffering from ill health when called up.
Cemetery Morley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: A. “C” 504.
Residence: Fenton Street, Morley
Birth Place: Morley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Sarah Ellen Moss (nee Fish, m. 16 Mar 1889, registered Morley) of Morley. Husband of Lavinia Moss (nee Bennett, m. 20 Jul 1912, Bruntcliffe St Andrews). Son-in-Law of W Bennett, Zion Street, Batley.
Employment: Grocer
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 13 Oct 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MOSSLEY, Thomas

Name: MOSSLEY, Thomas
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 5542
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds, Feb 1914
Disembarked: 1914
Date of Death: 15/07/1916 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: H. 16.
Residence: Common Road, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Ann Mossley of Foresters Yard, Common Road.
Employment: Regular on outbreak of war. Prev. employed at White Lee Colliery.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Aug 1916 (photo), 19 Aug 1916
Roll of Honour: St Patrick’s R C Church, Heckmondwike
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MOULD, John Simon

Name: MOULD, John Simon
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 387584
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
10th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract, 1914
Disembarked: 30 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 36 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: Back Chapel Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Mirfield, 1 Apr 1880
Additional Information: Son of the late Matthew Mould and Eliza Mould (nee Robinson, m. 1868, Spalding, lincolnshire) of Wood Bottom, Hopton. Husband of Jessie Owens Mould (nee Senior, m. 26 Dec 1904, Mirfield St Mary). Former volunteer who served in South Africa.
Employment: Wormalds & Walker, Thornill Lees
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Sep 1916, 21 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MOYSER, Arthur

Name: MOYSER, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1569
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 13/04/1918 Age: 31 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 8.
Residence: Fell Yard, Cross Bank Road, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, 29 Mar 1886
Additional Information: Son of William and Hannah Elizabeth Moyser of Birstall
Employment: Farm Worker
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MUNNS MM, Joseph Edward

Name: MUNNS MM, Joseph Edward
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 1039
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Sep 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 07/01/1921 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain after the war
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: B. “U.” 479.
Residence: 9 Woodwell Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of James and Mary Munns (nee Lavin). Husband of Mary Elizabeth Munns (nee Rhodes), of Armitage Buildings, Woodkirk, Dewsbury. MM earned by rescuing as officer from a burning building. Hospitalized as a result and right foot subsequently amputated. Brother of ex Batley NU footballer J T Munns.
Employment: Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Jul 1918, 20 Jul 1918 (photo), 15 Jan 1921 (classifieds). Batley Reporter, 12 Jul 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley (addenda)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MURPHY, John

Name: MURPHY, John
Rank: Ex L/Cpl
Service Number: Unknown
Unit/Rgiment: Army Ordnance Corps
Enrolled: 1916
Disembarked: 1917
Date of Death: 23/12/1919 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died in hospital after the war
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O. 383
Residence: 28 Pearl Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: c.1889
Additional Information: Wounded in head and left cheek Mar/Apr 1918. Died at Hallfield Road Hospital, Bradford.
Employment: Night Spinner, M Oldroyd & Sons, Calder Mills
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 26 Apr 1918. Batley News, 27 Apr 1918 (photo), 27 Dec 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MYATT, Charles

Name: MYATT, Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: 200180
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
5th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 01/12/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds Tooting Military Hospital. Sustained head wounds 22 Jul 1918.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: H 747
Residence: Dudley Hill, Bradford
Birth Place: Hamilton, Scotland, c. 1894
Additional Information: Son of Mr. Joseph and Mrs. Annie Myatt of 31 Victoria Street, Carlinghow. Husband of Annie Myatt, (nee Tidswell, m.18 Aug 1914, Tong, St James) of Benton-beck, Tong, Bradford.
Employment: Miner, Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Dec 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 6 Dec 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

MYERS, Denton

Name: MYERS, Denton
Rank: Private
Service Number: 82582
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
29th Sanitary Section
Enrolled: Pontefract (Batley), 11 Dec 1915
Disembarked: 21 Sep 1916
Date of Death: 25/07/1919 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died of heart failure due to Malaria (BT) infection in Mesopotamia
Cemetery Basra War Cemetery, Iraq
Grave Ref: II. D. 13.
Residence: 18 Back Brearley Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 10 Jun 1884
Additional Information: Son of Ezekiel & Elizabeth Myers (nee Green), Dark Lane, Batley. Husband of Alice Myers (nee Harding, m. 21 Dec 1912, Brownhill St Saviour).
Employment: Rag Warehouseman
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 8 Aug 1919. Batley News, 16 Aug 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Staincliffe C of E Junior School; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NAIFSEY, Patrick

Name: NAIFSEY, Patrick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6534
Unit/Rgiment: Irish Guards
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 27/09/1915 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 9 and 10.
Residence: Batley
Birth Place: Cloughvilly, Ireland, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Martin and Catherine Neafsy, of Clougholly, Kilkelly, Co. Mayo.
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

Naylor - Newton

NAYLOR, Gilbert

Name: NAYLOR, Gilbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 306652
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Heckmondwike)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6.
Residence: Terry’s Yard, Top of Heckmondwike
Birth Place: Batley, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of John Henry and Elizabeth A Naylor
Employment: Mr L Porritt, Painter/Decorator Dewsbury
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Jun 1917
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Upper Chapel, Heckmondwike
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NELSEY, Frederick

Name: NELSEY, Frederick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 36638
Unit/Rgiment: Essex Regiment
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jan 1917
Disembarked: Palestine, Jul 1917
Date of Death: 03/11/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed in Action in Palestine
Cemetery Gaza War Cemetery, Israel and Palestine
Grave Ref: XXVI. F. 15.
Residence: Upper Commercial Street, Batley
Birth Place: Leeds, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Harrison and Maria Nelsey. Husband to Lizzie Nelsey (nee Milburn, m. 26 Dec 1904, Trinity Wesleyan Church, Roundhay). One of the first to join Local Volunteer Corps.
Employment: General Dealer, Upper Commercial Street, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Batley Parish Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NELSON, Ernest

Name: NELSON, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 29916
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 1916
Disembarked: 15 Mar 1917
Date of Death: 13/04/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 25 Kirkgate, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, 24 May 1886
Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Florence Nelson.
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills, Batley
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jun 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 25 Jul 1919
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NELSON, James Walker

Name: NELSON, James Walker
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3955
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Nov 1914
Date of Death: 07/07/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 4 Crofts, Staincliffe, Heckmondwike
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Edwin and Rhoda Mary Sarah Nelson of Heckmondwike.
Employment: Milling (Textiles)
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 21 Jul 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NETTLETON, Harry

Name: NETTLETON, Harry
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: R/3820
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
13th Bn
Enrolled: Nottingham (Batley), 7 Sep 1914
Disembarked: 30 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 10/04/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 7
Residence: 35, Beck Lane, Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Clara Ellen Nettleton (nee Lambert). Lived in Germany with parents until 17 months prior to outbreak of war. Recently moved to Nottingham GNR Station.
Employment: Batley (Great Northern) Railway Station
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Apr 1917, 28 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NEWBY, Edward

Name: NEWBY, Edward
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: L/29008
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery
176th Bde.
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 09/07/1916 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 1 A and 8 A.
Residence: 1, Ten Yard, Cross Bank Rd., Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Lund House, Pannal, Harrogate, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of the late Robert and Sarah Newby. Husband of Margaret Passmore Newby (nee Crang, m. Jan 1906).
Employment:
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

NEWSOME, Ernest

Name: NEWSOME, Ernest
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 222480
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery
“Y” 74th Trench Mortar Bty
Enrolled: Heckmondwike, 5 Mar 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 31/12/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Drowned when ship sunk “HMS Osmanieh” off Alexandria by enemy action (mine explosion)
Cemetery Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery
Grave Ref: G. 91.
Residence: 18 Greenburg Terrace, Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury Moor
Birth Place: Batley, c.1886
Additional Information: Husband of Myra Newsome (nee Wilkinson, m.Jan 1917) of 18 Greenburg Terrace, Knowles Hill Road, Dewsbury Moor. Later of 3, Mulgrave Place, West Cliff, Whitby.
Employment: Fettler, Staincliffe Mill Company
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Jan 1918 (photo), 16 Mar 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 22 Mar 1918
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NEWSOME, Lionel Maurice

Name: NEWSOME, Lionel Maurice
Rank: Private
Service Number: 205036
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Feb 1917
Disembarked: May 1917
Date of Death: 10/07/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Nieuport Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref:
Residence: 13 Mount Terrace, Warwick Road, Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of William Arthur and Martha Newsome, of 8, Cedar Grove, Mount St., Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Cloth Drawer, R Brearley & Sons, Quenn Street Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church, Talbot Street; Warwick Road JI & N School Diary
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NEWSOME, William

Name: NEWSOME, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242399
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
2nd/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley Carr), 13 Oct 1916
Disembarked: 06 Jan 1917
Date of Death: 20/11/1917 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ribecourt Road Cemetery, Trescault, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. B. 13.
Residence: 312, Buckley Buildings, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury.
Birth Place: Ossett, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of John and Martha Newsome (nee North), 7 Warwick Road, Batley Carr. Husband of Florence Newsome (nee Taylor, m. 28 Jul 1917, Earlsheaton St Peter).
Employment: Albion Mills, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Feb 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; St Peter’s Church, Earlsheaton; Gawthorpe & Chickenley Heath St Mary the Virgin (demolished 2013); Ossett War Memorial; Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Batley Carr Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NEWSOME (21.9.1916), Arthur

Name: NEWSOME (21.9.1916), Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25097
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“Y” Coy. 6th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked: Apr 1916
Date of Death: 21/09/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, at No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, France
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: B. 17. 39.
Residence: 123, Common Side, Hanging Heaton, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Dinah Newsome (nee Gibson, m. 12 Apr 1876, Dewsbury Parish Church) and the late Sam Newsome.
Employment: J Auty & Sons, Clerk Green Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News,30 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NEWSOME (3.7.1916), Arthur

Name: NEWSOME (3.7.1916), Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2656
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn (148 Trench Mortar Bty.)
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 08/07/1916 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 77 Mount Pleasant, White Lee Road
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of Frank and Martha Newsome (nee Popplewell, m. 1868, Birstall St Peter’s). Husband of Beatrice Newsome (nee Fisher, m. 22 Dec 1915, Carlinghow St John).
Employment: Staincliffe Mill Company
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: White Lee Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NEWTON, Charles

Name: NEWTON, Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1048
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn, ‘A’ Coy
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 10/06/1916 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Sucrerie Military Cemetery, Colincamps Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. J. 64.
Residence: Parker’s Place, Woodwell, Batley
Birth Place: Chester, c.1885
Additional Information: Husband of Ellen Newton (nee Firth, m. 25 Dec 1906, Dewsbury Moor St John).
Employment: White Lee Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 16 Jun 1916
Roll of Honour: Common Road Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

Nicholson - Parkes

NICHOLSON, Arthur

Name: NICHOLSON, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 63030
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5/220088 Training Reserve Bn.)
5th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract, Jan 1918
Disembarked: Jul 1918
Date of Death: 02/09/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vaulx Hill Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. K. 6.
Residence: 90, Occupation Lane, Staincliffe, Dewsbury.
Birth Place: Staincliffe, Batley, c.1900
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Annie Nicholson (nee Allatt, m. Oct 1898, Dewsbury).
Employment: Rag Merchant, Bower lane, Heckmondwike
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Upper Chapel, Heckmondwike
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NOLAN, Austin

Name: NOLAN, Austin
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1442
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
4th Bn, ‘G’ Coy
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: Newark, 22 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 22/08/1914 Age: 20 years
How Died: Knocked down a killed by passing train whilst guarding bridge over River Trent in dense fog
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: H 710
Residence: 39 Talbot Street, Batley
Birth Place: Staincliffe, Batley, Apr 1894
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Ellen Nolan (nee Fall) & the late Parker Nolan
Employment: G & J Stubley, Finishing department
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 29 August 1914 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

NORTH, John

Name: NORTH, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 28290
Unit/Rgiment: Wiltshire Regiment (Formerly 46033 Lincolnshire Regt., 28522 Labour Corps, 33272 KOYLI)
1st Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 22/10/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ovillers New Communal Cemetery, Solesmes, Nord, France
Grave Ref: A. 7/26.
Residence: 14, Tichbourne Street, BunkersLane, Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Liversedge, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Emma North. Husband of Rhoda North (nee Yeomans, m. 29 May 1909, Staincliffe Crist Church).
Employment: Miner
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

OAKLAND, Thomas William

Name: OAKLAND, Thomas William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35920
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 48496 West Yorkshire Regiment)
1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Apr 1917
Disembarked: Jul 1917
Date of Death: 09/10/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action at Paschendaele
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: 4, North Bank Rd., Cross Bank, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 10 Dec 1897
Additional Information: Son of Herbert and Emma Oakland of Chaster Terrace, Carlinghow Lane, Batley
Employment: Tuner, Wilson Bros., Little Orme Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

ODDY, Percy

Name: ODDY, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201467
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 3 Dec 1914
Disembarked: Christmas 1916
Date of Death: 13/04/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Croisilles Railway Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. B. 18.
Residence: 78 Carlton Road, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Manchester, c. 1888
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Florence Oddy of West Park Grove, Healey, Batley             
Employment: George Jessop & Sons, Clothiers
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Apr 1917, 5 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

O'HARA, Michael James

Name: O’HARA, Michael James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5634
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Apr 1916
Disembarked: Jul 1916
Date of Death: 03/09/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Residence: No.8, Yard 2, East St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 10 Jun 1895
Additional Information: Son of Michael and Agnes O’Hara (nee Kilbride) of Charlestown, Co. Mayo. Derby Recruit.
Employment: Banksman, Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

OLDROYD, James

Name: OLDROYD, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25814
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 13 Nov 1915
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 18/11/1916 Age: 36 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence:
Birth Place: Hunslet, Leeds, c.1880
Additional Information: Son of Mary Ann Oldroyd, of 12, Providence St., Batley, Yorks., and the late James Oldroyd.
Employment: Rag Grinder, J H Ward, Batley
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 12 Jan 1917. Batley News, 8 Dec 1917
Roll of Honour: Batley Town Mission
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

OLDROYD MM, Willie

Name: OLDROYD MM, Willie
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 780073
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery
“B” Bty. 246th Bde. (Heckmondwike Battery)
Enrolled: Heckmondwike, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 15 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 20/10/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: VIII. H. 9.
Residence: Beaumont Place, Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 11 Oct 1894
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Emily Oldroyd, of Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks. MM listed in London Gazette 11 Nov 1916. Received merit card Oct 1915
Employment: Blackburn & Tolson, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 May 1917, 27 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe Liberal Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

PADGETT, Norman Josiah

Name: PADGETT, Norman Josiah
Rank: Pioneer
Service Number: 128595
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Engineers
2nd Bn. Special Bde. (formerly 26162 KOYLI)
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 20 Jan 1916
Disembarked: Mar 1916
Date of Death: 05/10/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Philosophe British Cemetery, Mazingarbe
Grave Ref: I. H. 35.
Residence: Albion Hotel, Batley Carr, Dewsbury.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 6 Jun 1896
Additional Information: Son of Willie and Lucy Padget, Licenced Victuallers of the Albion Hotel, Batley Carr, Dewsbury. One of the first Derby Scheme Recruits to be called up.
Employment: Assisted father in his pub
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Oct 1916. Batley Reporter, 13 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

PARKER, Ben Thornton

Name: PARKER, Ben T.
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15/1210
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
15th Bn
Enrolled: Calsterdale, Yorkshire, Feb 1915
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
Residence:
Birth Place: Healey, Batley, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Mr. John W. and Mrs. Margaret Parker, of “Thorncroft”, Halifax Road, Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Smithson & Gledhill, Dyers, Ravensthorpe
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jul 1916, 29 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

PARKER, Joseph

Name: PARKER, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 133574
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry
Labour Coy. transf. to (200996) 229th Div. Employment Coy.
Enrolled: Batley, Feb 1917
Disembarked: Apr 1917
Date of Death: 08/11/1917 Age: 37 years
How Died: Died of Dysentery
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XXX. K. 16.
Residence: 26 North Street, Cross Bank
Birth Place: Batley, c.1879
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Annie Parker (nee Smith), of 26, North St., Cross Bank, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Rag Grinder, John Blackburn, Old Mill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

PARKES, Edward Arthur

Name: PARKES, Edward Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 47685
Unit/Rgiment: Essex Regiment (Formerly 45729 South Staffs.)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Mar 1917
Disembarked: Oct 1917
Date of Death: 21/09/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Unicorn Cemetery, Vendhuile, Aisne, France
Grave Ref: I. B. 6.
Residence: 84 Roseberry Terrace, Dark Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, Oct 1898
Additional Information: Son of Edward Arthur and Emma Parkes, of Batley. (Edward Arthur jnr became the stepson of Fred Baines when Emma remarried c.1907)
Employment: Milk Vendor, Fred Baines, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 25 Oct 1918
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8