PARKIN – SENIOR (Batley)

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Parkin - Senior

Parkin - Peel

PARKIN, Clifford

Name: PARKIN, Clifford
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 1507
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 02/08/1915 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action near Ypres. Killed outright by the very same shell that mortally wounded best friend Walter Gibson. Twin brother of Robert Parkin (Killed in Action 23 Jul 1917)
Cemetery Talana Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. E. 8.
Residence: Tramway Cottage, Carlinghow.
Birth Place: White Lee, Batley, Oct 1893
Additional Information: Son of William Parkin. Fiancee to Miss Hilda Taylor, Raikes Lane, Birstall. Twin brother of Robert Parkin (K in A 23 Jul 1917)
Employment: R Talbot & Sons, Bulrush Mills
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Aug 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 8

PARKIN, Robert

Name: PARKIN, Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18727
Unit/Rgiment: Coldstream Guards
1st Bn.
Enrolled: Batley 1916
Disembarked: Feb 1917
Date of Death: 23/07/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action near Ypres. Twin brother of Clifford Parkin (Killed in Action 4 Aug 1915)
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 11
Residence: Tramway Cottage, Carlinghow.
Birth Place: White Lee, Batley, Oct 1893
Additional Information: Son of William Parkin. Twin brother of Clifford Parkin (K in A 2 Aug 1915)
Employment: R Brearley & Sons, Queen Street Mills
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PARKINSON, James Kershaw

Name: PARKINSON, James Kershaw
Rank: Private
Service Number: 22241
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 16 Apr 1917
Disembarked: Christmas 1917
Date of Death: 02/09/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 6.
Residence: 1 Oaks Road, Soothill.
Birth Place: Soothill, Batley, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of Harry & Clara Parkinson. Brother of William Charles Parkinson K. in A. 11 May 1915
Employment: Assisted father, a Soothill contractor
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Sep 1918, 28 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill; St Paul’s Churchyard, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9
Soldiers Story: James Kershaw Parkinson

PARKINSON, William Charles D.

Name: PARKINSON, William Charles D.
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21321
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Aug 1915
Disembarked: 19 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 11/05/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 53 to 56.
Residence: 1 Oaks Road, Soothill.
Birth Place: Wakefield, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Harry & Clara Parkinson. Set out for France from Dewsbury Station in company of Fred Jackson ( Died of Wounds 7 Feb 1916). (Full name William Charles DeMure Wentworth Fitzwilliam Parkinson).
Employment: Twister, John Fenton & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 May 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill; St Paul’s Churchyard, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PARRINGTON, William Sydney

Name: PARRINGTON, William Sydney
Rank: Private
Service Number: 953
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
1st Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: 13 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 16/06/1915 Age: 38 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 8 and 12.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, Oct 1879
Additional Information: (Served as James OSBORN). Son of the late William and Mary Parrington, of Elder Villa, Batley, Yorks.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

PEACE, George Raymond

Name: PEACE, George Raymond
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202486
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 22/04/1917 Age: 39 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: O. IX. E. 4.
Residence: Harrogate
Birth Place: Batley, Jul 1877
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Sarah Elizabeth Peace, of 10, King Edward’s Drive, Harrogate.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury; Dewsbury War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

PEARCE, Robert

Name: PEARCE, Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11310
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury 1914
Disembarked: 21 May 1915
Date of Death: 19/08/1916 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 16, Birch St., Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Morley, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Pearce, of 14, Birch St., Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks. Husband of Sarah Eliza Pearce (nee Gittos, m. 11 Aug 1906, Carlinghow St John).
Employment: Miner, Houghton, near Barnsley
Marital Status: Married, 3 Children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Oct 1916. Batley Reporter, 13 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PEARCE, William Charles

Name: PEARCE, William Charles
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: 187900
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Navy
H.M.S. “Pembroke.”
Enrolled: Aug 1914
Disembarked: 25 Feb 1915
Date of Death: 11/06/1915 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died from severe exposure following sinking of his ship. (Shotley Naval Hospital, Harwich).
Cemetery Shotley (St Mary) Churchyard, Suffolk, England
Grave Ref: R.N. Plot 40
Residence: 55, Primrose Hill, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: London, Stepney, 1879
Additional Information: Son of William Charles and Kate Pearce. Husband of Ruth Pearce (nee Taylor, m. 1901 Kensington)
Employment: Served 14 years in navy during peacetime. Then employed at Soothill Coke Ovens. On outbreak of war he re-enlisted and posted to HM Torpedo boat ‘Laverock’. He was later transferred to another unknown ship which was sunk by enemy torpedo action.
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 June 1915
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PEARSON, Frank

Name: PEARSON, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34362
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 06/02/1917 Age: 39 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Tansport Farm), Belgium
Grave Ref: VII. G. 16.
Residence: Heaton’s Yard, Commercial Street, Batley
Birth Place: Hipperholme, c.1877
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Eliza Pearson. Attested under Derby Scheme.
Employment: Warehouseman, J L Heaton, Grocer, Commercial Street, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Feb 1917. Batley Reporter, 16 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PEEL, Arthur

Name: PEEL, Arthur
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 16/1704
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Bradford, Aug 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/07/1918 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Nine Elms British Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XV. A. 4.
Residence: 31 Common Road, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Burnley, Oct 1884
Additional Information:
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Aug 1918
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PEEL, John

Name: PEEL, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15339
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Sep 1914
Disembarked: 21 May 1915
Date of Death: 16/09/1916 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boisselle, Somme, France
Grave Ref: X. D. 3.
Residence: 2 Holland Street, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, Jul 1882
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Peel (nee Grinstead, m. 22 Apr 1905, Batley All Saints). Served in Boer war as a regular soldier. Reservist on outbreak of Great War.
Employment: Chargeman at Messrs. Critchley’s West End Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall Mount Top Wesleyan Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

Phelps - Porter

PHELPS, John William

Name: PHELPS, John William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 90077
Unit/Rgiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
123rd Coy.
Enrolled: Batley, Jan 1917
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 31/07/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 56.
Residence: 7, Brookroyd Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 21 Mar 1891
Additional Information: Son of Sam and Sarah Phelps, of 14, Bradford Rd., Batley. Husband of Elsie Phelps (nee Lonsdale, m. 25 Oct 1913, Morley St peter).
Employment: Cloth Miller, G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Brownhill St Saviour’s Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PHELPS, Willie

Name: PHELPS, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 2664
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Sept 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 25/05/1915 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot through head during night operations.
Cemetery White City Cemetery, Bois-Grenier
Grave Ref: D 16
Residence: 175 Leeds Road, Howden Clough
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Tom and Rachel Phelps of 175 Leeds Road, Howden Clough.
Employment: Woodlesford Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jun 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church; Birstall War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PICKERING, Arthur

Name: PICKERING, Arthur
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: S/11332
Unit/Rgiment: Seaforth Highlanders
7th Bn
Enrolled: October, Oct 1915
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 19/07/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Died following amputation of both legs.
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: A. 30. 19.
Residence: Back Henrietta Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Annie Elizabeth Pickering of 10 Back Henrietta Street, Batley
Employment: J Fieldsend, Pawnbroker, Wellington Street, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jul 1915, 29 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PICKERING, Frank

Name: PICKERING, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 28295
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Apr 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/10/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Prospect Hill Cemetery, Gouy, Aisne, France
Grave Ref: I. A. 9.
Residence: 1a Eyre Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of John and Elizabeth Pickering, of 1a Eyre Street, Batley, Yorks. Killed alongside two other Batley lads (unnamed). Also served in Salonika.
Employment: Milling Dept., C Robinson & Co. Ltd.
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PICKERING, Henry Watkin

Name: PICKERING, Henry Watkin
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 30956
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 27/11/1916 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds whilst in captivity. Captured 14 Nov 1916, died in German Hospital number 5, Cumbrai.
Cemetery Porte-des-Paris Cemetery, Cambrai
Grave Ref: II. B. 29.
Residence: 44, Dark Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, Jul 1890
Additional Information: Son of Frederick and Sophia Pickering. Husband of Harriet Pickering (nee Laughlin, m. 10 May 1914, Purlwell Wesleyan Chapel).
Employment: Timekeeper, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mill
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 29 Dec 1916 (photo). Batley News, 10 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PICKERING, John Arthur

Name: PICKERING, John Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 32515
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 8 Feb 1917
Disembarked: Apr 1917
Date of Death: 10/06/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Tansport Farm), Belgium
Grave Ref: VII. S. 14.
Residence: 10 Brearley Place, Purlwell Lane
Birth Place: Batley, c.1887
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Ann Pickering (nee Pilsworth m. 4 May 1912 at Hick Lane Chapel)
Employment: Finishing Dept., G & J Stubley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Connected with Hick Lane Weslyan Chapel
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PICKLES, Albert Edward

Name: PICKLES, Albert Edward
Rank: Senior Reserve Attendant
Service Number: M.15705. (Po)
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Navy Auxiliary Sick Berth Reserve
HMS Victory
Enrolled: 31 Jul 1915
Disembarked: Last Service 25 Jan 1917 Victory Haslar Hospital
Date of Death: 09/03/1919 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died from Pneumonia at Gosport Naval Hospital
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: G. 284.
Residence: 54, Belvedere Rd, Mount Pleasant, Batley, Yorks
Birth Place: Batley, 12 Dec 1888
Additional Information: Husband of Emily Pickles (nee Broadhead, m. 4 Feb 1913, Darton All Saints).
Employment: Joiner, Joseph Brooke & Sons, Upper Road, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Mar 1919
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

POLLARD, Ernest

Name: POLLARD, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20728
Unit/Rgiment: Labour Corps (Formerly 63821 Durham Light Infantry)
4th Infantry Labour Corps
Enrolled: Dewsbury,11 Dec 1915
Disembarked: Discharged 21 Mar 1918 due to ill health.
Date of Death: 17/02/1919 Age: 37 years
How Died: Died at Wakefield Asylum
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: A. 1549.
Residence: 144 Jesmond Dene, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, 10 Jul 1882
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Hannah Mary Pollard (nee Scott, m. 22 Oct 1863, Birstall St Peter). Husband of Dora Pollard (nee Lee, m.4 Aug 1914. Dewsbury Registry Office). Admitted to Dykebar War Hospital, Paisley 24 Jan 1918 (General Paralysis)
Employment: Fruit Merchant
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: ALSO on Birstall War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9
Soldiers Story: Ernest Pollard

POLLARD, Fred

Name: POLLARD, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 545029
Unit/Rgiment: Labour Corps
30th Coy
Enrolled: May 1918
Disembarked: France, Jul 1918
Date of Death: 23/01/1919 Age: 41 years
How Died: Missing since 23 Dec 1918, subsequently found drowned in canal.
Cemetery Courrieres Communal Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Eastern Corner
Residence: 75 Common Road, Staincliffe, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1878
Additional Information: Son of Solomon and Mary J Pollard of North Street, Batley. Husband of Bertha Pollard (nee Stocks, m. 19 Feb 1906, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Rag Grinder for Messrs G Collett & Sons, Chapel Fold Mills, Staincliffe.
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Feb 1919
Roll of Honour: Staincliffe Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

POLLARD, Herbert

Name: POLLARD, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25699
Unit/Rgiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). (Formerly 24645 Yorkshire Regiment)
121st Coy.
Enrolled: Leeds (Batley), Oct 1915
Disembarked: May 1916
Date of Death: 08/04/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
Residence: 13, Coal Pit Lane, Carlinghow, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Allen and Georgina Pollard (nee Herbert, m. 8 Dec 1894, Batley All Saints), of 13, Coal Pit Lane, Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Conductor, Yorkshire (Woolen District) Tramways Company.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Apr 1917 (photo). Also Batley Cemetery grave number R 161.
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

POLLARD, Thompson

Name: POLLARD, Thompson
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201988
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Dec 1914
Disembarked: Jan 1916
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 26 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action. Red Cross enquiries suggest Killed in Action on night 2 /3 Jul 1916 between Hamel & Mesnil.
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 9 Nursery Wood Road, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of John William and Ann P Pollard of Caulms Wood Top, Hanging Heaton. Husband of Maud Annie Pollard (nee Farrar, m. Oct 1908)
Employment: Milling Dept., G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills.
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Aug 1916, 16 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PORTER, Willie

Name: PORTER, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38628
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Pontefract (Batley), Jul 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 12/10/1917 Age: 18 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Buttes New British Cemetery, Polygon Wood, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. A. 8.
Residence: 69 Cobden Street, Batley. Formerly 1 King Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Albert and Ada Porter (nee Thompson, m. Mar 1887, Dewsbury).
Employment: Spinning Dept, Russum & Wilkinson
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jan 1918, 12 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Hick Lane Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

Poskitt - Preston

POSKITT, Fred

Name: POSKITT, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 24174
Unit/Regiment: North Staffordshire Regiment (Formerly 20384 King’s Own Scottish Boarderers)
“B” Coy. 1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Leeds (Batley), Jun 1915
Disembarked: Sep 1915, Balkans
Date of Death: 26/06/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Loos British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XIX. A. 4.
Residence: 64 Taylor Place, Taylor Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Soothill, 25 Dec 1890
Additional Information: Son of George Richard and Mary Elizabeth Poskitt (nee Ingelson, m. 11 Jun 1887, Batley All Saints). Husband of Beatrice Poskitt (nee Noble, m. 13 May 1916, Batley Wesleyan Chapel). Brother of John William Poskitt ( K in A 4 Oct 1917).
Employment: Spinner, G H Hirst & Co., Alexandra Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Jul 1917 (photo), 8 Sep 1917, Batley Reporter, 7 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Carlinghow Working Men’s Club; Hick Lane Wesleyan Chapel
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

POSKITT, John William

Name: POSKITT, John William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 235152
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked: 13 May 1915
Date of Death: 04/10/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bedford House Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: Enclosure No.4 XIII. AA. 6.
Residence: 17 Whitaker Square, Batley.
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, 11 Oct 1888
Additional Information: Son of George Richard and Mary Elizabeth Poskitt (nee Ingelson, m. 11 Jun 1887, Batley All Saints). Husband of Annie Poskitt (nee Copson, m. 21 Dec 1912, Purlwell St Andrew), of 43, Taylor St., Batley, Yorks. 10 years a Territorial on outbreak of war. Brother of Fred Poskitt (K in A 26 Jun 1917)
Employment: Crawshaw & Warburton, Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Oct 1917, 27 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

POTTER, (Thomas) Herbert

Name: POTTER, (Thomas) Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18254
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Feb 1915
Disembarked: 11 Nov 1915
Date of Death: 01/10/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 6.
Residence: 75, Boothroyd Lane, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Herbert Thomas and Martha Potter. Formed 2nd Heckmondwike Scout Troop. Also served in Egypt.
Employment: Robert Brearley & Son, Quenn Street Mills
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PRATT, Eddie

Name: PRATT, Eddie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 52253
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 34000 KOYLI)
22nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 2 Aug 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 26/03/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action. (Working his machine gun when last seen).
Cemetery Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 68 to 72.
Residence: 20 Tindale Street, Lady Ann Road, Soothill, Batley
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, Batley, 23 Mar 1897
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Christiana Jane Pratt of 20 Tinsdale Street, Lady Ann Road, Soothill, Batley
Employment: Weiss Brothers, Rag Merchants, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PRESTON, (Abraham) Arthur

Name: PRESTON, (Abraham) Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30246
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers (Formerly 27160 KOYLI)
8th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Jan 1916
Disembarked: Mesopotamia, 12 Jul 1916
Date of Death: 10/08/1916 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died from Disease in Mesopotamia
Cemetery Basra War Cemetery, Iraq
Grave Ref: III. N. 5.
Residence: 4 Loxley Street, Carlinghow, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c. Apr 1894
Additional Information: Son of Frank and Martha Preston (nee Gledhill, m. 28 Feb 1891, Cross Bank Wesleyan Chapel).
Employment: Messrs. Dewhirst, Printers, Birstall. Also Sunday School Teacher at the Zion.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Sep 1916 (photo), B.R. 24 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PRESTON, Ambrose Goodwill

Name: PRESTON, Ambrose Goodwill
Rank: L/Sgt
Service Number: 120
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“D” Coy. 1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 29/05/1915 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed by sniper
Cemetery Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: H. 6.
Residence: Nursey Wood Road, Commonside, Hanging Heaton, Batley
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, Oct 1885
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Fanny Preston (nee Sawson, m. 4 Oct 1884, Batley Carr, Holy Trinity) and the late Mr Edward Preston, of 158, Greenwood Buildings, Hanging Heaton, Batley. Husband of Emily Preston (nee Loadsman m. 22 Sep 1906 Hanging Heaton, St Paul).
Employment: Messrs. Henry Sykes, Rag Merchants, Bond Street, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 May 1915 (letter home), 5 Jun 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

PRESTON, George Richard

Name: PRESTON, George Richard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 228703
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 13 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 08/07/1916 Age: 40 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: A. 24. 23.
Residence: 33 Russel Street, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, 1 Apr 1877
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Sarah Jane Preston. Previously served in South Africa as a volunteer. Brother-in-law of William Armitage.
Employment: Miner, Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 5 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jul 1916. Batley Reporter, 14 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PRESTON, James Lockwood

Name: PRESTON, James Lockwood
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 186927
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery (Formerly SE/15156 Royal Army Veterinary Corps)
“D” Bty. 11th Bde.
Enrolled: Woolwich
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 13/04/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 1.
Residence: 106, Commercial St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Ossett, 13 Nov 1887
Additional Information: Son of Julius Mortimer Preston and Sarah Jane Preston, of 106, Commercial St., Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Butchering Dept., Rotherham Co-op Society
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918, 11 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PRESTON, Richard

Name: PRESTON, Richard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 36299
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
18th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 17/04/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Mont Noir Military Cemetery, St. Jans-Cappel, France
Grave Ref: I. D. 5.
Residence: 80 Field’s Buildings, Chickenly Lane, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Helen Preston of Upper Road, Batley Carr. Husband of Florence Gertrude Preston (nee Haley, m.22 Jul 1911, Batley Carr, Holy Trinity).
Employment: Rag Grinder, Fitton’s Pildacre Mills, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; Gawthorpe & Chickenley Heath St Mary the Virgin (demolished 2013); Chickenley Wesleyan Methodist Chapel, Short Street (now demolished)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PRESTON, Walter

Name: PRESTON, Walter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 204570
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1917
Disembarked: Jul 1917
Date of Death: 11/10/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Oxford Road Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: V. J. 18.
Residence: 7 Back Richmond Street, Cross Bank, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, 28 Jun 1894
Additional Information: Son of George and Emma Preston, of Batley. Husband of Rachel Preston (nee Lowe). (Rachel later married Willans Gray Q1 1919, son of James & Ada Gray).
Employment: Teamer, John Thompson, Wensleydale Mills. Formerly Hanger On (below ground).
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PRESTON, Willie Henry

Name: PRESTON, Willie Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30382
Unit/Rgiment: East Yorkshire Regiment
11th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 06/09/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Hit by shell splinter.
Cemetery La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. C. 14.
Residence: 6 Pickles Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of William and Florence Preston.
Employment: Joshua Ellis & Co.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Sep 1918
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

PRESTON, Willie Holmes

Name: PRESTON, Willie Holmes
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242069
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Bolton (Batley)
Disembarked: Mar 1917
Date of Death: 05/07/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Rue-David Military Cemetery, Fleurbaix
Grave Ref: I. G. 21.
Residence: Cobden Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Susannah Preston, of 4, Warwick Mount, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Golf Profesional at Smith Hills, Bolton. Formerly Golf Caddy at Howley Golf Club.
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Jul 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PRESTON MM, Herman

Name: PRESTON MM, Herman
Rank: Private
Service Number: 50307
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 21st Bn.)
25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 26 Dec 1916
Disembarked: Feb 1917
Date of Death: 08/04/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 2.
Residence: 5 Jacob Street, Woodwell
Birth Place: Batley, c.Jul 1889
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Sarah Ann Preston and the late Jeremiah Preston, Colbeck Buildings, Healey. Famed Batley Cricketer. MM confirmed in London Gazette 19 Nov 1917
Employment: Willeyer, J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 19 Oct 1917 (photo), 31 May 1918. Batley News, 20 Oct 1917 (photo), 6 Sep 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Healey Congregational Church; Member of Batley Working Mens Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

Pride - Redfearn

PRIDE, Roland George

Name: PRIDE, Roland George
Rank: Ex- Senior Reserve Attendant
Service Number: M/9900
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Naval Sick Berth Reserve
HMS Pembroke I
Enrolled: 5 Aug 1914
Disembarked: Discharged 6 Apr 1919
Date of Death: 12/02/1923 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died at Home after the war (Howden Clough)
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension
Grave Ref: A 1293
Residence: 89 Mann’s Buildings, Howden Clough, Birstall
Birth Place: Leeds, 9 Jun 1895
Additional Information: Son of Oscar Granville Pride and Fanny Pride.
Employment: Cloth Finisher
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Jan 1917, 17 Feb 1923 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PRIESTLEY, Herbert

Name: PRIESTLEY, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 9976
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Jan 1915
Date of Death: 08/05/1915 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47
Residence: 1 Broom Street, Soothill.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Martha Priestley (nee Broadhead)
Employment: Joiner. Seven years a regular soldier. Served in Singapore and China during peacetime.
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal..
Obituary: Batley News, 5 June 1915
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

PURDY, Charles

Name: PURDY, Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26374
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Heckmondwike, Jan 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 15/04/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds.
Cemetery Nesle Communal Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: B. 10.
Residence: 70, Occupation Lane, Staincliffe, Batley, Yorkshire.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Essie Purdy, of 70, Occupation Lane, Staincliffe, Batley, Yorkshire.
Employment: Highfield Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RACE, Thomas Stafford

Name: RACE, Thomas Stafford
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4903
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
1st/8th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford (Batley), Sep 1915
Disembarked: Jul 1916
Date of Death: 15/08/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds.
Cemetery Puchevillers British Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. D. 53.
Residence: 44 Back Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Batley, c. Jul 1897
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Alice Ann Race (nee Stefford, m. 16 Mar 1895, Batley All Saints), Back Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton. Enlisted along with Harry Richardson (Killed in Action 20 Nov 1917)
Employment: Messrs. Fenton, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Sep 1916, 16 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RAINE, Harry

Name: RAINE, Harry
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 112777
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Engineers
175th Tunneling Coy.
Enrolled: Blackwell, Derbyshire
Disembarked: 14 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 22/12/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery La Clytte Military Cemetery, West- Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: IV. A. 8.
Residence: Ripley. Derbyshire
Birth Place: Shildon, Co. Durham, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Raine. Husband of Mahala Raine, of “Helenslea,” Norman Rd., Ripley, Derbyshire. Native of Yorkshire.
Employment: Coal Miner
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RANDERSON, Robert

Name: RANDERSON, Robert
Rank: Capt
Service Number:
Unit/Rgiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
6th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds University OTC Aug 1914
Disembarked: Gallipoli, Aug 1915
Date of Death: 07/08/1915 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Tallabasa, Gallipoli
Cemetery Lala Baba Cemetery, Turkey
Grave Ref: II. C. 9.
Residence: Norfolk Street, Batley
Birth Place: York, 1891
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Annie Randerson (nee Wilkinson), of 114, Haxby Road, York.
Employment: Teacher, St Mary’s R C School and Church choirmaster. Played rugby for Batley.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Aug 1915, 21 Aug 1915 (photo), Batley Reporter, 1 Oct 1915
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; Batley R L Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RAYNER, Harry

Name: RAYNER, Harry
Rank: Gunner (Signaller)
Service Number: 173912
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Horse Artillery
“G” Bty. 5th Bde.
Enrolled: Sep 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/04/1919 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died after operation in 3rd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, Germany
Cemetery Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: IX. C. 6.
Residence: 22 Peel Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 27 Mar 1888
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Mary Rayner (nee Overend, m. 1878, registerd Dewsbury) of 9 Grange Road, Batley (formerly 17 Trinity Street, Batley Carr). Husband of Lucy Rayner (nee Webber, m. Apr 1913, registered Dewsbury). Brother to William Edward Rayner. Harry also served in Ireland.
Employment: Manager, Dewsbury Co-op Society, (Drapery Store), Thornhill Lees
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Apr 1919. Dewsbury Reporter, 11 Apr 1919
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street; Primitive Methodist Chapel, Upper Road, Batley Carr.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9
Soldiers Story: Harry Rayner

RAYNER, James William

Name: RAYNER, James William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19040
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract, Nov 1914
Disembarked: France, 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 30/08/1919 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died at Wakefield Assylum
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: J 230
Residence: 48 Richmond Street, Cross Bank, Batley
Birth Place: Hoyland Common, c.1887
Additional Information: Fell ill 29 Jun 1918. Repatriated. Discharged 20 Nov 1918 (dementia).
Employment: Miner
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal. The Silver War Badge.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

REDFEARN, Arthur

Name: REDFEARN, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41435
Unit/Rgiment: Alexandra , Princess of Wales ‘s Own ( Yorkshire Regimentt )
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 23/07/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained in Belgium
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XVI. C. 22A.
Residence: 41 Towngate Road (Healey Fields) Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of Mr & Mrs Sam Redfearn of 23 Beck Lane, Carlinghow. Husband of Ellen Jane (Nellie) Redfearn, (nee Bird, m. 26 Mar 1910, Batley St Thomas). Derby recruit.
Employment: Painter, Batley Co-operative Society
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Christ Church Staincliffe; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church; Staincliffe C of E Junior School; Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

REDFEARN, Ben

Name: REDFEARN, Ben
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38829
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Heckmondwike (Dewsbury), 13 Nov 1916
Disembarked: 13 Feb 1917
Date of Death: 22/10/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 125 to 128.
Residence: 7 David Lane, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 1 Mar 1893
Additional Information: Son of the late Samuel Readfearn and Martha Redfearn (nee Street). Husband of Doris Ann Redfearn (nee Smith, m. 13 May 1916, Batley Carr Holy Trinity).
Employment: Frederick Doble & Sons, Ravensthorpe
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Nov 1917. Batley Reporter, 4 May 1917
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

REDFEARN, Clarence

Name: REDFEARN, Clarence
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15281
Unit/Rgiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
71st Coy. (formerly 22244 Scottish Rifles)
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked: Mar 1916
Date of Death: 15/09/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.
Residence: 15, Providence St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Jan 1897
Additional Information: Son of Sylvester and Martha Redfearn (nee Hanley).
Employment: Metcalfe & Bradshaw, Commercial Street, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Salvation Army; Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

Redgwick - Ridsdale

REDGWICK, Joseph

Name: REDGWICK, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41217
Unit/Rgiment: Highland Light Infantry
“B” Coy. 14th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley Carr), Mar 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 09/04/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 9.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c. Jan 1889
Additional Information: Son of the late John William Redgwick & Mrs. Eliza Redgwick (nee Wilson), of 100 Upper Rd., Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Raiser, John Fenton & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 31 May 1919
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

REDGWICK, Thomas

Name: REDGWICK, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/1273
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 4 Dec 1914
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 6 Albert Square, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Morley, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Mary Ann Redgwick (nee Cafferty, m. Jun 1883, Dewsbury)
Employment: Coal Miner
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

RENSHAW, Norman

Name: RENSHAW, Norman
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25220
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Jul 1915
Disembarked: Mar 1916
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 17 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 5 Naylor Street, Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Wakefield, 26 Jul 1898
Additional Information: Son of Edmund and Louisa Renshaw (nee Kilburn, m. 8 Feb 1898, Batley Carr, Holy Trinity) of Naylor Street, Batley Carr.
Employment: Warper, Mark Oldroyd’s Spinkwell Mills, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1916. Dewsbury Reporter, 29 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

REYNOLDS, Walter

Name: REYNOLDS, Walter
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 6442
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
6th Bn
Enrolled: Pontefract (Ossett), Aug 1914
Disembarked: Balkans, 29 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 30/09/1916 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.
Residence: Clarence Street, Batley
Birth Place: Wakefield, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Claresa Reynolds, of 2, Blue Butts, West Wells, Ossett. Husband of Amy Reynolds (nee Norton, m. Jul 1910, Dewsbury). Enlisted as a regular in 1890 and served 8 years in India. Reservist on outbreak of war. Also served in Egypt.
Employment: Postman, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RHODES, Cecil

Name: RHODES, Cecil
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41270
Unit/Rgiment: The King’s Own Royal Regiment (Lancaster)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 27/10/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. A. 33.
Residence:
Birth Place: Cambridge, c.1900
Additional Information: Son of John Edwin and Emma Eliza Rhodes, of 53, St. Pauls Rd., Manningham, Bradford.
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RHODES, Horace

Name: RHODES, Horace
Rank: Private
Service Number: 39946
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 29 Oct 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 30/12/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, at Stobhill Hospital, Glasgow. Wounds sustained 4th Aug, France.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: A. 521.
Residence: 53 Bradford Road Central, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 3 Nov 1890
Additional Information: Son of Jesse and Emma Rhodes (nee Walker) of 53 Bradford Road, Batley. Hospitalised since Oct 1917
Employment: Scribbling Overlooker, A J Pyrah & Sons, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jan 1918 (photo), 17 Mar 1917
Roll of Honour: Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RICHARDSON, Harry

Name: RICHARDSON, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 241819
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 4909)
2nd/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Bradford (Hanging Heaton), Sep 1915
Disembarked: 6 Jan 1917
Date of Death: 20/11/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action at Cambrai
Cemetery Hermies Hill British Cemetery, France
Grave Ref: III. D. 37.
Residence: 31 Bromley Road, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Staincliffe, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Ada Richardson. Enlisted along with Thomas Race (D o W 15 Aug 1916), Brother of Walter (died 1 Oct 1918).
Employment: Weaver (woolen)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RICHARDSON, Percy

Name: RICHARDSON, Percy
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 29480
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Batley , 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 26/04/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery La Clytte Military Cemetery, West- Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: IV. D. 22.
Residence: 11 Farrar’s Buildings, Brookroyd Lane
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 13 Jul 1896
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Alice Richardson, of 9, Farrar’s Terrace, Brookroyd Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Hall & Tankard, Brookroyd Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Jun 1918 (photo), 13 Jul 1918 (photo), 21 Dec 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 20 Dec 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Brownhill St Saviour’s Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RICHARDSON, Wainwright

Name: RICHARDSON, Wainwright
Rank: Private
Service Number: 62365
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 9 Aug 1915
Disembarked: Balkans, 15 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 01/12/1920 Age: 25 years
How Died: Died at Home after the war
Cemetery
Grave Ref:
Residence: 33 Cresswell lane, Batley
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Arther W and Mary A Richardson.
Employment: Piecener, Woolen Mill
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RICHARDSON, Walter

Name: RICHARDSON, Walter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 78706
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly TR/5/14742 51st (Graduated) Bn.)
1st/6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jan 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/10/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Tuberculosis in Captivity
Cemetery Grand-Seraucourt British Cemetery, Aisne, France
Grave Ref: VII. C. 12.
Residence: 31 Bromley Road, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Batley, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Ada Richardson, Hanging Heaton. Captured 26 May 1918. Brother of Harry (K in A 20 Nov 1917).
Employment: Tentering Department, G H Hirst & Co., Alexandra Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 2 Aug 1918. Batley News, 6 Jul 1918, 4 Jan 1919, 8 Feb 1919, 3 May 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RIDSDALE, George

Name: RIDSDALE, George
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 4459
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield, Mar 1915
Disembarked: Apr 1916
Date of Death: 18/08/1916 Age: 37 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shelled in no-man’s land whilst on a night time working party.
Cemetery Lonsdale Cemetery, Authuille
Grave Ref: VII. H. 3.
Residence: 6 North Street, Crossbank
Birth Place: Batley, 30 Mar 1879. Baptised Batley All Saints 9 Nov 1879.
Additional Information: Son of George William and Margaret Ridsdale (nee Hall, d.1891). Husband of Ada Ann Ridsdale (nee Riding). Quarter-mile amateur swimming champion of Yorkshire in 1898 and 1900
Employment: Grocer, Crossbank
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Aug 1916 (photo), 2 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church; Batley Conservative Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

Riley - Robinson

RILEY, Tom

Name: RILEY, Tom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 85753
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
4th Reserve Bn. (Depot). Home service at Hornsea
Enrolled: 27 May 1918
Disembarked: Home Service
Date of Death: 13/10/1918 Age: 39 years
How Died: Died in Camp of heart failure
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: H. “U.” 106.
Residence: 80 Walker Street, Earlsheaton
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1879
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Martha Riley, of 6, New Street, Hanging Heaton, Batley. Husband of Annie Eliza Riley (nee Smith, m. 26 Sep 1903, Dewsbury All Saints).
Employment: Card Cleaner at Scarr End Mill, Earlsheaton
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Dewsbury District News, 19 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; St Peter’s Church, Earlsheaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

RILEY, Willie

Name: RILEY, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21163
Unit/Rgiment: Middlesex Regiment
11th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Nov 1915
Disembarked: Mar 1916
Date of Death: 04/10/1916 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: IX. J. 10.
Residence: 98 Soothill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Joe and Sarah Riley (nee Carter, m. 1871 St Paul’s Hanging Heaton), of 98 Soothill Lane, Batley.
Employment: Labourer, Woodkirk Stone & Brick Company
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROBERTS, Albert James

Name: ROBERTS, Albert James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 8587
Unit/Rgiment: Border Regiment (Formerly 1596 Northumberland Fusiliers)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Hull (Batley) 5 Aug 1914
Disembarked: 11 Jan 1915
Date of Death: 10/03/1915 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Aubers Ridge British Cemetery, Aubers
Grave Ref: VI. F. 9.
Residence: 76, King St., Batley Carr, Yorks.
Birth Place: Sculcoates, Hull, c.1890
Additional Information: Husband of Clara Roberts (nee Whittaker, m. 19 Jul 1913, Batley Carr Holy Trinity). Reservist on outbreak of war. Brother-in-law of George Whittaker, Killed in Action 28 Aug 1914
Employment: Willeyer at JT & 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, 17 Apr 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROBERTS, Arthur

Name: ROBERTS, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 268370
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/6th Bn.
Enrolled: Mirfield
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6.
Residence: 6 Bond Street, Batley (1911)
Birth Place: Liversedge, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of George B and Ada Roberts. Husband of Laura Roberts (nee Craven, m. Sep 1909, Dewsbury).
Employment: Grocers Assistant
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 2 May 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROBERTS, George

Name: ROBERTS, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1931
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
4th Reserve Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 24/03/1915 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died from gunshot wound sustained in an accident whilst billeted at Aldborough. Died Hull Royal Infirmary.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: O. 208.
Residence: 5 Crown Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 9 Mar 1892
Additional Information: Son of Tom and Emily Roberts of 5 Crown Street, Batley. Husband to Ellen Roberts (nee Hardcastle, m. 11 Apr 1914, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Finisher at Brearley’s Queen Street Mills
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Mar 1915 (photo), 3 Apr 1915
Roll of Honour: Associated with Hanover Street United Reformed Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROBERTS, Henry (Harry)

Name: ROBERTS, Henry (Harry)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 238127
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 3823 West Riding Regiment 5th Bn.)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Mirfield (Batley)
Disembarked: Oct 1917
Date of Death: 21/03/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 4.
Residence: 101 Victoria Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of Abraham Cowling Roberts and Eliza Roberts (nee Spink, m. 11 Apr 1885, Batley All Saints) of 101 Victoria Street, Batley Carr.
Employment: Walker & Smith, Bradford Road, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Jun 1919
Roll of Honour: Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie); Purlwell Wesleyan Methodist Church; Mill Lane School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROBERTS, Reginald

Name: ROBERTS, Reginald
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7890
Unit/Rgiment: Bedfordshire Regiment
1st Bn
Enrolled: St Albans (Batley)
Disembarked: 16 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 09/11/1914 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 10 & 11
Residence: New Street, Batley
Birth Place: Clophill, Bedfordshire, c.1886
Additional Information: Husband of Catherine Roberts (nee Connolly m. 1909 St Mary’s R C Church)
Employment: Reservist on outbreak of war
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 18 Dec 1914
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley (addenda)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROBINS (ROBBINS), Herbert

Name: ROBINS (ROBBINS), Herbert
Rank: Ex-L/Cpl
Service Number: 14917
Unit/Rgiment: Coldstream Guards
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 18 Jan 1915
Disembarked: France, 2 Nov 1915
Date of Death: 14/07/1919 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died at home after discharge due to multiple wounds during the war.
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: J 132. (no inscription)
Residence: 49 Beech Terrace, Purlwell Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Sheffield, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Edgar and Anne Robins of Sheffield. Husband of Miriam Robbins ( nee Battye, m. 3 Nov 1917, Purlwell St Andrews).
Employment: Police Constable, Batley Police. Formerly miner at Mexborough.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Oct 1916, 19 Jul 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROBINSON, Ernest

Name: ROBINSON, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 45299
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“A” Coy. 2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Apr 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/07/1918 Age: 38 years
How Died: Died in Captivity in German Hospital
Cemetery Hamburg Cemetery, Germany
Grave Ref: IV. A. 8.
Residence: 45 Richmond Street, Cross Bank
Birth Place: Darlington, c.1881
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Annie Robinson of 36 Back Crescent Street, Batley. Died of Dysentery in a hospital at Saltau following capture on 27 Mar 1918.
Employment: Shoddy Packer, F Townend & Co., Spring Mill, Carlinhow Lane.
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 May 1918, 15 Jun 1918, 28 Sep 1918 (photo), 1 Feb 1919. Batley Reporter, 27 Sep 1918 (photo), 4 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROBINSON, Frank

Name: ROBINSON, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202113
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 4889)
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 27/11/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Hermies Hill British Cemetery, France
Grave Ref: II. D. 5.
Residence: Spafield Yard, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Carlinghow, Batley, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Hannah Robinson and the late James Robinson of Cross Bank, Batley. Four years a regular followed by eight years on the reseve list.
Employment: Firer, J Turner & Co., Yarn Spinners, Savile Town
Marital Status: Widowed, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Feb 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROBINSON, Fred

Name: ROBINSON, Fred
Rank: L/Sgt
Service Number: 17/530
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
17th Bn (Trench Mortar Battery)
Enrolled: Leeds, Dec 1914
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 25/08/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Dive Copse British Cemetery, Sailly-Le-Sec, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. G. 20.
Residence: 31 Wetherhill Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Alice Robinson and the late George Robinson of Wetherill Street, Healey Lane, Batley
Employment: G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 8 Sep 1916 (photo). Batley News, 16 Sep 1916
Roll of Honour: Batley Town Mission
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROBINSON, John

Name: ROBINSON, John
Rank: Engine Room Artificer 4th Class
Service Number: M/27732
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Navy
H.M.S. “Racoon.”
Enrolled: 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 09/01/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died when the ship was wrecked on the Irish coast on the 9th January 1918 during a blizzard.
Cemetery Chatham Naval Memorial, Kent
Grave Ref: Panel 29
Residence: 36 Belvedere Terrace, Byron Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Bradford, 6 May 1896
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Jane Robinson (nee Hargreaves, m. 24 Apr 1886, Eastbrook Chapel, Bradford) of 36 Belvedere Terrace, Byron Street, Batley. Destroyer Wrecked off West Coast of Ireland during a snow storm.
Employment: Firm of Engineers, Dudley Hill, Bradford
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Feb 1918. Dewsbury District News, 2 Feb 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

Robson - Rymer

ROBSON, William

Name: ROBSON, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201800
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds, Sep 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 26/10/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
Residence: Wainwright’s Yard, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Kirkstall, Leeds, c, 1881
Additional Information: Husband to Elizabeth Robson (nee Hart, m. Dec 1903, Leeds)
Employment: Joseph Newsome & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Dec 1917 (photo), 17 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROCHE, Patrick

Name: ROCHE, Patrick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 47685
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1917
Disembarked: 25 Dec 1917
Date of Death: 18/10/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action at Le Cateau
Cemetery Highland Cemetery, Le Cateau, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. A. 18.
Residence: 39 Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Claremorris, County Mayo, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Patrick Roche. Also served in Salonika. Reported killed by shell fire. Old Boy of St Joseph’s R C Church, Batley Carr.
Employment: Porter, Batley G N Railway Station
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Dec 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROCK, William Anthony

Name: ROCK, William Anthony
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242977
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 14 Sep 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 28/03/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Pont-du-Hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. A. 14.
Residence: 1 Court 4, Dale Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1890
Additional Information: Husband to Sarah Elizabeth Rock (nee Redgwick, m. Jan 1911, Dewsbury).
Employment: Piecer, Dale Street Mill, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 13 Apr 1917, 28 Mar 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

RODGERS, Alfred

Name: RODGERS, Alfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16895
Unit/Rgiment: Hampshire Regiment (from May 1915, formerly 11311 18th Hussars)
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Balkans, 24 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 16/04/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6.
Residence: Lucas Terrace, Commonside, Hanging Heaton.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Mary Ann Askew, of Lucas Terrace, Commonside, Hanging Heaton. Ex-regular soldier.
Employment: Tier-on at Joseph Newsome & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917, 2 Jun 1917, 7 Jul 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie); Warwick Road JI & N School Diary
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 9

ROEBUCK, Frank Brook

Name: ROEBUCK, Frank Brook
Rank: Private
Service Number: 82603
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Army Medical Corps
“N” Coy transf. to (11742), 20th Coy. Labour Corps
Enrolled: Batley, Sep 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 28/12/1917 Age: 40 years
How Died: Killed in Action by shell
Cemetery White House Cemetery, St. Jean-les-Ypres, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. F. 1.
Residence: 34, King St., Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, 6 May 1877
Additional Information: Son of the late Nimrod Roebuck and Ann Roebuck, of Batley. Husband of Louisa Roebuck (nee Madeley, m. 17 Sep 1904, Batley, All Saints). Ex Batley, Rochdale Hornets and Heckmondwike Northern Rugby Union Full Back.
Employment: Joseph Newsome & Sons, Batley Carr. (Formerly R. Brearley , Queen Street Mills).
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Jan 1918 (photo), Dewsbury Reporter, 12 Jan 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

ROOKE, Lionel Henry

Name: ROOKE, Lionel Henry
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 77685
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
223rd Siege Bty.
Enrolled: Batley, May 1916
Disembarked: 1917
Date of Death: 31/07/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Track X Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: E. 8.
Residence: 29, Field Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Ossett, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Thorpe Rooke and Fanny Rooke, newsagents, Field Lane, Batley
Employment: Manager, Hunters Teas, Featherstone Branch.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Catholic Apostolic Church, Upper Howard Street, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

ROTHERY, Frank

Name: ROTHERY, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202108
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) (Formerly 4489)
1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Gomersal, Sep 1917
Disembarked: France, 7 Jan 1917
Date of Death: 25/11/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, sustained 20 Nov 1917 from shell burst at Guillemont Farm
Cemetery Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. A. 23.
Residence: White Lee
Birth Place: Liversedge, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of John and Martha Annie Rothery (nee Wharton, m. 20 May 1893, Birstall St Peter), of George Street, Gomersal. Husband of Annie Rothery (nee Teale, m. 1915, Carlinghow St John).
Employment: Piecener at Wood & Gromshaw, Gomersal
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Dec 1917 (photo in Heritage Batley News 15 Jan 2014)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cleckheaton War Memorial; White Lee Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

ROTHERY, William

Name: ROTHERY, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17469
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
10th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury Sep 1914
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 27/09/1915 Age: 29 years
How Died: Wounded/Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 97 and 98.
Residence: 6 Knowles Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, Oct 1886
Additional Information: Husband of Ellen Rothery (nee Turton, m. 21 dec 1909, Cross Bank Wesleyan Chapel).
Employment: Willeyer at JT & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Oct 1915. Batley Reporter, 23 Dec 1915, 31 Dec 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

RUSH, James

Name: RUSH, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 19458
Unit/Rgiment: Leicestershire Regiment (Formerly 25293 KOYLI until Dec 1915)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley 16 Aug 1915
Disembarked: The East, Jan 1916
Date of Death: 06/04/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Mesopotamia
Cemetery Basra Memorial, Iraq
Grave Ref: Panel 12
Residence: 24a Cobden Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 8 Oct 1894
Additional Information: Son of John & Hannah Elizabeth Rush (nee Pearson). Transferred to Leicestershire Regiment along with pal Thomas Dolan (Died of Wounds 29 Jan 1917) in Dec 1915.
Employment: Hurrier, Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 May 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

RYAN, George Henry

Name: RYAN, George Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1469
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jun 1915
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 40 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 141 North Bank Road, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1876
Additional Information: Husband of Grace Ann Ryan (nee Braime, m. 13 Apr 1895, Batley All Saints). Enlisted to avenge death of his son, Lawrence Killed in Action Apr 1915.
Employment: Mason, Joe Crossland, Contractor, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 5 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jul 1916, 26 Aug 1916 (photo), 30 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

RYAN, Lawrence

Name: RYAN, Lawrence
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/1492
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 9 Feb 1915
Date of Death: 24/04/1915 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47
Residence: 141, North Bank Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of George Henry and Grace Ann Ryan of 141 North Bank Road, Batley. Father enlisted to avenge death of his son but was himself Killed in Action 1/7/1916. Cousin of Herbert Lockwood. The first Old Boy of BGS to die whilst on active service in WW1.
Employment: Piecener, J. Auty & Co.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 May 1915, 29 May 1915 (photo), 5 June 1915
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church; Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

RYMER, James Clapham

Name: RYMER, James Clapham
Rank: Private
Service Number: 267921
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/6th Bn
Enrolled: Batley (Dewsbury), Feb 1916
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 13/04/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.
Residence: 12 New Street, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Carlinghow, Batley, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Mr & Mrs Thomas Rymer of 12 New Street, Hanging Heaton
Employment: Finisher, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Apr 1918 (photo), 11 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

Sampson - Senior

SAMPSON, Leonard

Name: SAMPSON, Leonard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 235124
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 1915
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 11/10/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Queant Communal Cemetery, British Extension, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: D. 49.
Residence: 187, Taylor St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 30 Apr 1896
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Hannah Elizabeth Sampson (nee Markland).
Employment: Piecener, Mark Oldroyd & Sons, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SAXTON, Roland

Name: SAXTON, Roland
Rank: Private
Service Number: 29364
Unit/Rgiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). (Formerly R/16863 King’s Royal Rifle Corps)
160th Coy.
Enrolled: Batley, Nov 1915
Disembarked: May 1916
Date of Death: 07/11/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot by sniper in Palestine
Cemetery Jerusalem Memorial
Grave Ref: Panel 55. (Burried in N W Beersheba)
Residence: 8, Providence St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Gawthorpe, 8 Mar 1896
Additional Information: Son of George Henry and Hannah Saxton (nee Robinson). Transferred to Salonika in Dec 1916.
Employment: Rag Grinder, Frank Townend & Sons, Spring Mills, Carlinghow
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; ALSO on Ossett War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SCAIFE, John Anthony

Name: SCAIFE, John Anthony
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/1355
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn
Enrolled: KOYLI (Militia), Feb 1914
Disembarked: 7 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 14/12/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, Italy
Cemetery Giavera British Cemetery, Arcade, Italy
Grave Ref: Plot 2. Row G. Grave 11.
Residence:
Birth Place: Pocklington, c. Apr 1896
Additional Information: Son of Charles and Mary Sophia Scaife (nee Bell), of 38, Victoria Street, Carlinghow, Batley. Native of Rothwell, served in France, Egypt, Salonika & Italy. Ex Militia. He himself never actually lived in Batley or District but was well known in the area. On outbreak of war, he was sent for further training with Batley (KOYLI) Territorials and went to France with their first draft in April 1915.
Employment: Pit Top Labourer (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jan 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SCHOFIELD, Ripley

Name: SCHOFIELD, Ripley
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18146
Unit/Rgiment: Border Regiment
2nd Bn
Enrolled: LulworthCamp, Dorset (Staincliffe) 1914
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 04/10/1917 Age: 42 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 85 to 86.
Residence: Track Mount, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1887
Additional Information: Husband of Sarah Emma Schofield (nee Lomas, m. Jun 1896), of 27, Thorncliffe Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Carboniser
Marital Status: Married, 3 Children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 26 Oct 1917
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SCHOLEFIELD, George Laybourne

Name: SCHOLEFIELD, George Laybourne
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18643
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Depot
Enrolled: 3 Mar 1915
Disembarked: 1914
Date of Death: 12/10/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia at York Military Hospital
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: F. 520.
Residence: 62 Soothill Lane Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 21 May 1887
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Ellen Ann Scholefield, of 62 Rock Terrace, Soothill Lane, Batley.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Oct 1916, 21 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

SCHOLEFIELD, Henry

Name: SCHOLEFIELD, Henry
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 235048
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5908)
1st/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/04/1918 Age: 42 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Northfield, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1876
Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Sarah Ann Scholefield, of 5, Perseverance Terrace, Upper Mount St., Batley, Yorks.; husband of Annie Scholefield.
Employment: Elementary Assistant Schoolmaster
Marital Status: Married
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, Addenda

SCORAH, John William

Name: SCORAH, John William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 22148
Unit/Rgiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) (Formerly 356 West Yorkshire Regiment)
1st Garrison Bn.
Enrolled: Leeds (Batley), 1914
Disembarked: India, 1915
Date of Death: 30/10/1918 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died of Influenza in India
Cemetery Karachi 1914-1918 War Memorial, Pakistan
Grave Ref:
Residence: 26 Albion Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 2 Sep 1882
Additional Information: Husband of Julia Scorah (nee Pickering, m. 27 Sep 1905, Batley All Saints), of 26 Albion Street, Batley.
Employment: Miner, West End Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SENIOR, Clement

Name: SENIOR, Clement
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35313
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield, Apr 1915
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 25/08/1917 Age: 18 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XVIII. A. 10A.
Residence: Headland Lane, Batley. (Grandmothers property).
Birth Place: Earlsheaton, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of Herman and Ada Senior. Brother of Harold Senior (K in A 17 Jul 1917). Enlisted under age.
Employment: Charles Illingworth, Sands Mill, Earlsheaton
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; St Peter’s Church, Earlsheaton; Earlsheaton Highfield Congregational Church (demolished and memorial relocated to Longcausway URC)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SENIOR, Fred

Name: SENIOR, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 291700
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 29982 KOYLI)
12th/13th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, May 1916
Disembarked: Sep 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 19 to 23 and 162.
Residence: 79, Peel St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 8 Nov 1893
Additional Information: Son of Mr. Joseph Walker Senior and Annie Elizabeth Senior (nee Wilby), of 79, Peel St., Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Scourer, John Blackburn & Co., New Ing Mills
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Jul 1918, 20 Jul 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SENIOR, Harold

Name: SENIOR, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242604
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 4849 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry)
1st/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 19/07/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ramscappelle Road Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. C. 13.
Residence: 11 Jack Lane, Batley Carr. (Stepmother’s property)
Birth Place: Earlsheaton, c.1894
Additional Information: Stepson of Maud Lee Senior of 11 Jack Lane, Batley Carr. Brother of Clement Senior (D of W 25 Aug 1917)
Employment: Dyer’s Labourer, Harry Sykes, Shoddy Manufacturers
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; St Peter’s Church, Earlsheaton
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SENIOR, Herbert

Name: SENIOR, Herbert
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 214380
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery
2nd Ammunition Col.
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 13/07/1918 Age: 38 years
How Died: Heat Stroke. Died at Station Hospital, Rawal, India
Cemetery Rawalpindi War Cemetery, India
Grave Ref: 1. G. 8.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, 12 Apr 1880
Additional Information: Oldest son of Eliza & the late John Senior of 134 Purlwell Lane, Batley. Husband of Annie Senior (nee Blackburn), of 18, Strathmore View, Harehills. Leeds.
Employment: Commercial Traveller /Brewer of Ales
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Aug 1918 (Roll of Honour)
Roll of Honour: Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SENIOR, Willie

Name: SENIOR, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 200855
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Oct 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 15/04/1918 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died of Wounds (Gas poisoning)
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: P. IX. P. 7B.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of Seth and Sarah Senior, of 18, Ward’s Hill, Batley.
Employment: Miner, Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 31 Dec 1915. Batley News, 4 May 1918, 11 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10