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Casson - Swift


CASSON, John
 

Name: CASSON, John
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 1099449
Service/Regiment: Royal Artillery
Squadron/Battalion 136 Field Regiment
Roll:
Enrolled: 1940
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 24/05/1944 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died Result of Accident
Cemetery Chittagong War Cemetery, Bangladesh
Grave Ref: 6.F.9.
Residence: Hampson Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: 1910, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Jack and Elizabeth Jane Casson (nee Quayle, m. 1892, registered Barrow in Furness) of Batley. Husband of Gladys Casson (nee Smith, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Yorkshire Bus Company
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Jun 1944
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Not On Batley Memorial

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CHAMBERLAIN, William
 

Name: CHAMBERLAIN, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2884710
Service/Regiment: Gordon Highlanders
Squadron/Battalion 1st Bn.
Roll:
Enrolled: 1940
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 20/02/1945 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Rheinberg War Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: 12. D. 22.
Residence: 1 Smithies Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: 1917, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Lucy Chamberlain (nee Wood, m. 6 Jul 1912, Dewsbury, All Saints). Husband of Murial Chamberlain (nee Hartley, m. 1940, registered Spen Valley).
Employment: Yorkshire Woolen District Bus Conductor
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 10 Mar 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Not On Birstall Memorial or Batley Memorial

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CLARKE, Jim (James)
 

Name: CLARKE, Jim (James)
Rank: Acting Petty Officer
Service Number: D/JX 176085
Service/Regiment: Royal Navy
Squadron/Battalion HMS President III
Roll: DEMS Gunner
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 29/03/1943 Age: 23 years
How Died: Lost at sea in S.S. Empire Whale. Sunk by U-662
Cemetery Plymouth Naval Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 78, Column 2.
Residence: Lidgate Lane (off Upper Road) Dewsbury
Birth Place: 3 Aug 1919, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Harry Ashton Clarke and the late Catherine Clarke (nee Rourke, m. 1918, registered Dewsbury). Stepson of Eleanor Clarke (nee Auty, m. 14 Jun 1930, Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents)
Employment: .
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate
Memorial: Not On Dewsbury Memorial or Batley Memorial

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CLOUGH, Joseph William
 

Name: CLOUGH, Joseph William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4540786
Service/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Squadron/Battalion 9th Bn.
Roll:
Enrolled: Nov 1939
Disembarked: France, Jan 1940
Date of Death: 21/05/1940 Age: 47 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France and Belgium Campaign
Cemetery Albert Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. D. 13.
Residence: Occupation Lane, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Batley, 1 Jan 1893
Additional Information: Son of the late George Henry and Bessy Clough (nee Asquith, m. 12 Jul 1890, Batley, All Saints). Joseph served with the KOYLI during WW1.
Employment: Messrs. J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Mar 1941 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Not On Batley Memorial

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ENGLAND, Ronald
 

Name: ENGLAND, Ronald
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3192658
Service/Regiment: Kings Own Scottish Boarderers
Squadron/Battalion 5th Bn. (Army Catering Corps)
Roll:
Enrolled: 1940
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/03/1945 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed when his bren gun carrier exploded a mine
Cemetery Milsbeek War Cemetery, Limburg (Netherlands), Netherlands
Grave Ref: I. G. 12.
Residence: 20 Brookroyd Lane, Batley
Birth Place: 1918, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Emily England (nee Hollingworth, m. 1905, registered Bradford) of Cleckheaton. Husband of Constance M England (nee Hirst, m. 1939, registered Spen Valley).
Employment: Piecener at Thomas Burnley’s Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 24 Mar 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Not On Batley Memorial

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GREENWOOD, Roland
 

Name: GREENWOOD, Roland
Rank: .
Service Number: .
Service/Regiment: Army Catering Corps
Squadron/Battalion .
Roll:
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 13/03/1945 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died at home after 14 days of his army discharge
Cemetery Batley Cemetery
Grave Ref: T. 592.
Residence: 2 Surrey Street, Batley
Birth Place: 2 Aug 1910, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Edward and Lily Silence Greenwood (nee King, m. 18 Apr 1908, Hanging Heaton, St Paul). Husband of Olive M Greenwood (nee Kershaw, m. 1933, registered Dewsbury). Went to France on D-Day
Employment: Messrs. J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Mar 1945 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Not On Batley Memorial

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HOPKINSON, Jack
 

Name: HOPKINSON, Jack
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 125678
Service/Regiment: Royal Engineers
Squadron/Battalion 3 Cheshire Field Sqn.
Roll:
Enrolled: 1940
Disembarked: 1941
Date of Death: 15/02/1943 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Middle East
Cemetery Tripoli War Cemetery, Itali
Grave Ref: 8. C. 12.
Residence: 6 Norfolk Street, Batley
Birth Place: c.1921, Heckmondwike
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Henry and Sarah Jane Hopkinson (nee Sykes, m. 1911, registered Dewsbury) of 71 Chapel Lane, Heckmondwike.
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Mar 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Attended Council and Sunday Schools at Purlwell
Memorial: Heckmondwike War Memorial

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KELLY, Ronald
 

Name: KELLY, Ronald
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4538885
Service/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Squadron/Battalion 2/5th Bn.
Roll:
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/05/1940 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Dunkirk Memorial, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Column 46.
Residence: Bleak Street, Gomersal
Birth Place: c.1918
Additional Information: Son of the late Sgt Major Matthew Kelly and the late Mrs Frances Maud Kelly (nee Wilkinson, m. 1906, registered Leeds) of gomersal.
Employment: Piecener at Thomas Burnley’s Gomersal Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jun 1940
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Not On Birstall Memorial or Batley Memorial

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LAWRENCE, Stanley
 

Name: LAWRENCE, Stanley
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 10601853
Service/Regiment: Reconnaissance Corps, Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 3rd (8th Bn. The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers) Royal Armoured Corps
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 16/04/1945 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Becklingen War Cemetery, Niedersachsen, Germany
Grave Ref: 15. A. 10.
Residence: Heckmondwike
Birth Place: Batley, 1922 (registered Dewsbury)
Additional Information: Son of John William and Annie Pearson Lawrence (nee Wood, m. 6 Jun 1914, Carlinghow, St John) of 12 Back Coal Pit Lane. Husband of Emily Ann Lawrence (nee Clough, m. 1941, registered Spen Valley) of Heckmondwike, Yorkshire.
Employment: Messrs. T F Firth and Sons, Flush Mills, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Apr 1945
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion); Heckmondwike War Memorial, Plaque No 5
Memorial: Not On Batley Memorial

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MISKELL, Martin
 

Name: MISKELL, Martin
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3317480
Service/Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
Squadron/Battalion City of Glasgow Regiment
Roll:
Enrolled: Jul 1939
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 29/12/1939 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died from illness at Bradford Royal Hospital
Cemetery Bradford (Scholemoor) Cemetery
Grave Ref: Uncons. Sec. M. Grave 190.
Residence: Bradford
Birth Place: 1918, Bunkers Lane, Staincliffe
Additional Information: Son of the late Thomas Miskell and Elizabeth Miskell (nee Frayne, m. 1918, registered Dewsbury) of 8 Fair View Road, Carlinghow, Batley. Husband of Doris Miskell (nee Whiteley, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury) of Bradford
Employment: .
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Jan 1940
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Not On Batley Memorial

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POLLARD, Walter Houlbrook
 

Name: POLLARD, Walter Houlbrook
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 4624180
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion 145 (8th Bn., The Duke of Wellington’s Regt.) Regt.
Roll:
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 11/11/1944 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Italy
Cemetery Cesena War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: VII, E, 14.
Residence: 27 Healey Street, Batley
Birth Place: 1915, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Joe and Edith Pollard (nee Houlbrook, m. 8 Jan 1911, Staincliffe, Christ Church) of 16 Copley Street, Carlinghow. Husband of Monica Pollard (nee Ellis, m. 1937, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Messrs. J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Dec 1944 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Not On Batley Memorial

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ROCHE, Peter Brian
 

Name: ROCHE, Peter Brian
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19125910
Service/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Squadron/Battalion Attended Royal Army Service Corps, Singapore
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 01/12/1947 Age: 19 years
How Died: Drowned in monsoon dam, caused by car brake failure
Cemetery Kranji War Cemetery, Singapore
Grave Ref: 34. A. 4.
Residence: 16 Maxwell Avenue, Batley Carr, Batley
Birth Place: 1929, registered Dewsbury
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Fanny Roche (nee Day, m. 1928, registered Dewsbury) of Batley.
Employment: Mechanic
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: .
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate
Memorial: Not On Dewsbury Memorial or Batley Memorial

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STONES, Harold
 

Name: STONES, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4861452
Service/Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment
Squadron/Battalion 2/5th Bn.
Roll: .
Enrolled: .
Disembarked: .
Date of Death: 16/10/1943 Age: 27 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action, Italy
Cemetery Minturno War Cemetery, Italy
Grave Ref: VIII, E, 10.
Residence: 2 Naylor’s Yard, Mill Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Dewsbury c. 1916
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Isabella Stones; husband of Alice Stones, of Batley Carr, Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
Employment: Lion Stores, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Nov 1943 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity, Batley Carr, Lytch Gate
Memorial: Not On Dewsbury Memorial or Batley Memorial

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SWIFT, John George
 

Name: SWIFT, John George
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 7907956
Service/Regiment: Royal Armoured Corps
Squadron/Battalion Staffordshire Yeomanry
Roll:
Enrolled: Mar 1942
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 27/10/1942 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery El Alamein War Cemetery, Egypt
Grave Ref: XXIII. B. 4.
Residence: 52 Willans Road, Dewsbury
Birth Place: 11 Dec 1919, Batley
Additional Information: Stepson of Harry Wood and Sarah Swift of Park Road, Batley. Husband of Laura Swift (nee Webb, m. 1941, registered Dewsbury) of Dewsbury, Yorkshire.
Employment: Labourer for Messrs. Thomas Garforth’s Brickworks, Mirfield
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: 1939-45 Star; 1939-1945 War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Dec 1942 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Member of Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Not On Batley Memorial or Birstall Memorial

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