POLLARD – YATES (Birstall)

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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, Yorkshire
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 Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise
Soldiers Story: Ernest Pollard

RADFORD , Henry

Name: RADFORD , Henry
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Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

RADFORTH , Henry

Name: RADFORTH , Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38225
Unit/Rgiment: Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’ Own)
6th Bn
Enrolled: Birstall
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 26/09/1917 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 52 to 54 and 162A.
Residence: Kirkgate, Birstall
Birth Place: Hartshead Moor, c. Jul 1883
Additional Information: Son of William Charles and Bessie Radforth (nee Walker, m. 20 Jan 1876, All Saints, South Kirkby).
Employment: Printworker (Woollen)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
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Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal second tier – rear

RANDLE , Joseph

Name: RANDLE , Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 32509
Unit/Rgiment: East Lancashire Regiment (Formerly 1353 West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own))
13th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France 1916
Date of Death: 08/09/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Nieppe Forest
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 5 and 6.
Residence: Gomersall
Birth Place: Birstall, 27 Mar 1894
Additional Information: Son of George and Hannah Lawson Randle (nee Rout, m. 23 Aug 1890, Birstall St Peter) of Craven Lane, Gomersal.
Employment: White Lee Colliery
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Apr 1918, 15 Mar 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

RHODES , John Henry Wilcock

Name: RHODES , John Henry Wilcock
Rank: Private
Service Number: 677
Unit/Rgiment: Australian Imperial Force (Expeditionary Force)
22nd Bn
Enrolled: Australia
Disembarked: Dardanelles
Date of Death: 04/10/1915 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Lone Pine Memorial, Turkey (Including Gallipoli)
Grave Ref: Panel 65
Residence:
Birth Place: Birstall, 10 Feb 1881
Additional Information: Youngest son of Son of Wilcock and Elizabeth Rhodes (nee Heffer, m. 13 May 1869, St Edmund’s Downham Market, Norfolk) of Brier Hall, Birstall. Left Birstall at 17 years of age and visited various parts of the world. Was in Australia, and enlisted, on outbreak of war.
Employment: Shareholder of Wilcock and J Rhodes, Woolen Manufacturers, Birstall
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: Not Known
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Nov 1915. Dewsbury Reporter, 6 Nov 1915
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

RICHARDSON , Joseph

Name: RICHARDSON , Joseph
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 190770
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Engineers (Formerly 8034 West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own))
278th Railway Company
Enrolled: Leeds, Sep 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 30/01/1918 Age: 43 years
How Died: Suffocated by poisonous gas whilst on mining duties
Cemetery Douchy-les-Ayette British Cemetery
Grave Ref: I. G. 15.
Residence: 5 Chandlers Hill, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c. 1875
Additional Information: Son of Patrick and Mary Richardson (nee Henry, m. 1857, registered Dewsbury). Served through the Boer War.
Employment: Labourer at Birstall Gas Works
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Mar 1918
Roll of Honour: Associated with Birstall St Patrick’s R C Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

RODGERS , Raymond

Name: RODGERS , Raymond
Rank: Private
Service Number: 1446
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France, 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 19/02/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Authuile Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: C. 46.
Residence:
Birth Place: Birstall, c. 1892
Additional Information: Son of John George & Rhoda Rodgers (nee Ineson, m. 10 Apr 1886, Birstall, St Peter) of 10 Chandler Hill, Birstall. Husband to Margaret Rodgers (nee Walker, m. 29 Nov 1913, Birstall, St Peter).
Employment: West End Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Mar 1916
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

ROWAN , Edward

Name: ROWAN , Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 24963
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 16/09/1916 Age: 28 years
How Died: Missing, Presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A
Residence:
Birth Place: Leeds, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of the late Thomas Rowan. Husband to Lizzie Rowan (nee Horrobin, m. 15 Apr 1911, Birstall St Peter).
Employment: Miner
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
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Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SAVILLE , Rufus Walker

Name: SAVILLE , Rufus Walker
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242335
Unit/Rgiment: East Surrey Regiment
12th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 21/09/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 79 to 80 and 163A.
Residence: 31 Industrial Avenue, Birstall
Birth Place: Staincliffe, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Godfrey and Kate Susetta Saville (nee Day, m. 8 Jan 1898, Birstall St Peter) of 31 Industrial Avenue, Birstall.
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills, milling department
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Oct 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SAYERS , George William Frederick

Name: SAYERS , George William Frederick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33263
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Birstall
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/04/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XXIX. D. 3.
Residence: 10, Cross St., Birstall.
Birth Place: Irlam, Lancashire, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Eliza Sayers (nee Moses, m. 4 Oct 1882, King´s Lynn, St Margaret with St Nicholas) of Musgrave Street, Birstall. Husband of Lucy Sayers (nee Holmes, m. 16 Nov 1912, Brownhill, St Saviour). Brother of John James Sayers, missing, presumed Killed in Action 1 Jul 1916.
Employment: Piecener / Spinner
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, ; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SAYERS , John James

Name: SAYERS , John James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16/1293
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
16th Bn (Bradford Pals)
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
Residence: Birkenshaw Bottoms
Birth Place: Irlam, Lancashire Jul 1892
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Eliza Sayers (nee Moses, m. 4 Oct 1882, King´s Lynn, St Margaret with St Nicholas) of Musgrave Street, Birstall. Husband of Mary Emma Sayers (nee Peacock m. 27 Jan 1912 Birstall St Peter). Brother of George W F Sayers, K in A, 15 Apr 1918.
Employment: Messrs Hall & Tankard, Brookroyd Mills
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Jul 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SHEARD , Charles

Name: SHEARD , Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: 204596
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 23752)
23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: France, May 1916
Date of Death: 22/03/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 2 and 3
Residence: 16 Smithies Moor Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1891
Additional Information: Only son of Mrs Harriet Sheard (nee Broadhead, m. 4 Apr 1885, Birstall, St Peter) and the late Joseph Sheard of 16 Smithies Moor Lane, Birstall. Member of Birstall Parish Football Club.
Employment: Messrs R Dewhirst & Co., Print Works.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Apr 1918. Dewsbury Reporter, 17 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise
Soldiers Story: Charles Sheard

Shires - Stirzaker

SHIRES , Herbert

Name: SHIRES , Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 266710
Unit/Rgiment: Gordon Highlanders
1st/6th Bn
Enrolled: Cleckheaton, Nov 1915
Disembarked: France, 23 Jul 1916
Date of Death: 14/04/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Vimmy Ridge
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XXII. H. 18A.
Residence: 41, Bradford Rd., Birstall, Yorks.
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Hannah Shires (nee Walker, m. 5 Nov 1882, Birstall, St Peter) of 41, Bradford Road, Birstall. Brother of Walter Shires, 1 Sep 1918, D of W.
Employment: Bleacher at Printers
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Sep 1918. Dewsbury Reporter, 21 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SHIRES , Walter

Name: SHIRES , Walter
Rank: Private
Service Number: 49838
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (Formerly 4974 West Yorkshire Regiment)
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Birstall, Apr 1917
Disembarked: France, Jul 1918
Date of Death: 01/09/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of Wounds at 16th USA Hospital, France
Cemetery Mont Huon Military Cemetery, Le Treport, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: VII. E. 8A.
Residence: 41, Bradford Rd., Birstall, Yorks.
Birth Place: Birstall, c. 1885
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Hannah Shires (nee Walker, m. 5 Nov 1882, Birstall, St Peter) of 41, Bradford Road, Birstall. Brother of Herbert Shires, 14 Apr 1917, K in A.
Employment: Chief Clerk for Chemical Manufacturer
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury District News, 7 Sep 1918, 14 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SILL , Ernest

Name: SILL , Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26922
Unit/Rgiment: South Wales Borderers (Formerly 25556 KOYLI)
4th Bn. attd. 1st Bn.
Enrolled: 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 30/04/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Mesopotamia (some sources say died whilst a prisoner of war 20/07/1917)
Cemetery Basra Memorial, Iraq
Grave Ref: Panel 16 and 62
Residence: Raikes Lane, Birstall (with Mr James Smith, father-in-law)
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 13 May 1886
Additional Information: Son of Robert and Fanny Sill (nee Auty). Husband of May Sill (nee Smith, m. 6 Apr 1912, Birstall St Peter). Brother of Arthur Sill on Batley War Memorial.
Employment: Messrs Wrigley & Parker, Greenhill Mills
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Nov 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise
Soldiers Story: Ernest Sill

SMITH, Frederick Charles

Name: SMITH, Frederick Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11579
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France, 6 Jun 1915
Date of Death: 14/12/1915 Age: 37 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47
Residence: Illingworth Buildings, Huddersfield Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Dewsbury
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Ellen Smith (nee Cox m. Oct 1901, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Mr James Kershaw, builders, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Dec 1915
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SMITH, Thomas

Name: SMITH, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201953
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/04/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, France whilst a prisoner of the Germans
Cemetery Linselles Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: British. B. 7.
Residence: 87 Leeds Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 3 Dec 1888
Additional Information: Son of Andrew and Margaret Smith (nee Kelley, m. 1885, registered Dewsbury) of 20 Leeds Road, Birstall. Husband of Mary Anne Smith (nee Kenny, m. 1909, St Mary’s Batley). Wounded, probably gassed, during The Second Battle of the Lys.
Employment: Miner, Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 18 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Patrick’s R C Church; Howden Clough Methodist Chapel.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SMITH , Andrew

Name: SMITH , Andrew
Rank: Private
Service Number: 48240
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 4634 Northumberland Fusiliers)
5th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 29/10/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died at Home (Influenza)
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: In North-West part, 605
Residence: 20 Leeds Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Andrew and Margaret Smith (nee Kelley, m. 1885, registered Dewsbury) of 20 Leeds Road, Birstall
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: No Known
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

SMITH , Clarence

Name: SMITH , Clarence
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 32742
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillary
“C” Bty. 62nd Bde.
Enrolled: Brighouse, 5 May 1915
Disembarked: France, 28 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 03/06/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bunyans Cemetery, Tilloys-les-Mofflaines, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: D. 9.
Residence: 19 Coronation Terrace, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 6 Feb 1896
Additional Information: Son of Edgar and Lillie Smith (nee Scholefield, m. 6 Jul 1895, Birstall, St Peter) of 19 Coronation Terrace, Birstall.
Employment: Shorthand Typist, Messers Halliwell Patent Glazing Works, Brighouse
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s)
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SMITH , Robert

Name: SMITH , Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 36215
Unit/Rgiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
10th (Service) Bn
Enrolled: Halifax, Sep 1916
Disembarked: France, Feb 1917
Date of Death: 05/10/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 125 to 128
Residence: Blackburn Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Drighlington
Additional Information: Son of Charles Greenwood Smith and Mary Elizabeth Smith (nee Birdsall). Husband of Margaret Smith
Employment: Apprentice to Harry Watson, Hairdresser
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Oct 1917 (photo), 3 Nov 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Mount Tabor United Methodist Free Church, Birstall; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SMITHSON , Fred

Name: SMITHSON , Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 6097
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
B Coy. 12th Bn.
Enrolled: 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/09/1915 Age: 21 years
How Died: Missing, presumed killed in Action
Cemetery Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 20 to 22.
Residence: Huddersfield Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c. 1893
Additional Information: Son of the late Robert William and Jane Smithson (nee Skinner, m. 25 Dec 1883, Tong, St James) of 88 Huddersfield Road, Birstall.
Employment: Messrs. R Dewhurst & Sons, Printworks
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Oct 1916
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

SPINK , Charlie

Name: SPINK , Charlie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 23807
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 5 Jun 1916
Date of Death: 20/11/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds at The Red Cross Hospital, Hove, Sussex
Cemetery Dewsbury Cemetery, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: F “U” 512
Residence: 74 Crackenedge Lane, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1898
Additional Information: The only Son of James and Marth Ann Spink (nee Brooke, m. 21 Dec 1895, Birstall, St Peter) of Crackenedge Lane, Dewsbury. He was formerly a Staff Sergeant and Drummer in the 3rd Dewsbury (Ebeneezer) Company of the Boys Brigade in which his father was Captain.
Employment: Messrs. Bickers & Co., Furnishers, Dewsbury.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury District News, 25 Nov 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Dewsbury Ebenezer Chapel (Congregational)
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda; Also on Dewsbury War Memorial

STAINTHORPE , William

Name: STAINTHORPE , William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 42379
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 33577 Northumberland Fusiliers)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Halifax
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 20/11/1917 Age: 41 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence:
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1876
Additional Information: Son of Mr Arthur Stainthorpe and the late Sarah Ann Stainthorpe (nee Peaker, m. 20 Feb 1876, Birstall, St Peter) of 3 Union Street, Birstall. Husband to the late Ada Stainthorpe (nee Walker, m. 1900, registered Dewsbury). Ada died in 1917.
Employment: Wensleydale Mills
Marital Status: Widower
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Jan 1918
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Associated with Birstall Congregational Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

STIRZAKER , Ernest

Name: STIRZAKER , Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 38187
Unit/Rgiment: Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princes of Wales’ Own)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Birstall, Sep 1916
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 24/04/1917 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed by shell whilst rendering assistance to a wounded comrade.
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 5
Residence: 7 John Street, Birstall
Birth Place: Rastrick, Brighouse, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of George and Sarah Elizabeth Stirzaker, m. 15 Aug 1881, Halifax, St John the Baptist). Husband of Martha Stirzaker (nee Elsey, m. 24 Jan 1910, Rastrick, St Matthew).
Employment: Employed by Mr Willans, cattle dealer of Batley
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917
Roll of Honour: ALSO on Brighouse War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

Stone - Yates

STONE , Leonard

Name: STONE , Leonard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 66433
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
1st/6th Bn (Territorial)
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 11/04/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 2
Residence: Blackburn Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of James Walter and Elizabeth Stone (nee Etherington, m. 8 Sep 1888, Wesleyan Chapel, Holbeck) of 40 Blackburn Terrace, Birstall.
Employment: Messrs. T F Burnley & Sons, Gomersal, assistant overlooker
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

THORNTON , Bramwell

Name: THORNTON , Bramwell
Rank: Private
Service Number: 23687
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Bradford, Aug 1916
Disembarked: France, Jan 1917
Date of Death: 31/08/1918 Age: 34 years
How Died: Missing, presumed killed in Action at Arras
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 6
Residence: 26 Victoria Street, Birstall.
Birth Place: Birstall, 1 Jul 1884
Additional Information: Son of John and Jane Ann Thornton (nee Rodgers, m. 24 Aug 1861, Birstall, St Peter). Husband of Annie Thornton (nee Ramsbottom, m. 1 Nov 1913, Brownhill, St Saviour) of 26 Victoria Street, Birstall.
Employment: Greengrocers dept, Birstall Cooperative Society
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Sep 1918, 10 May 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

TOMLINSON, Herbert

Name: TOMLINSON, Herbert
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 77401
Unit/Rgiment: Tank Corps (Formerly 25099 KOYLI)
“B” Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked: Feb 1916
Date of Death: 31/07/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action when his tank was hit by shellfire
Cemetery Ypres Town Cemetery Extension, Belgium
Grave Ref: III. H. 30.
Residence: 59, Occupation Lane, Staincliffe, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Cleckheaton, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of William and Sarah Ann Tomlinson (nee Robinson, m. 18 Sep 1886, Birstall, St Peter). Husband of Sarah Ann Minnie Tomlinson (nee Welch, m. 20 Feb 1915, Staincliffe Christ Church).
Employment: Boiler Firer, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Batley War Memorial
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

WARD , Henry

Name: WARD , Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1369
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 13/04/1918 Age: 34 years
How Died: Missing, presumed killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 8
Residence: 25 Quarry Lane, Brownhill, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1885
Additional Information: * Nothing else found*
Employment: Howden Clough Colliery, Night by work man
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise

WEAVILL, Alfred

Name: WEAVILL, Alfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1488
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 13/04/1918 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 8
Residence: Brearley Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Dunfries, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of the late John Weavill and Janet Weavill (nee Caven) of 47 Denison Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley.
Employment: Mason’s Labourer
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal second tier – rear

WHITEHEAD , George Stanley

Name: WHITEHEAD , George Stanley
Rank: 2nd/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillary
“D” Bty. 153rd Bde.
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France, May 1917
Date of Death: 02/12/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Hermies Hill British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. A. 16.
Residence:
Birth Place: Birstall, c. Jan 1890
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Alice Maud Whitehead (nee Heaton, m. 1883, registered Dewsbury) of 101, Edenfield Road, Rochdale, Lancs.
Employment: Manager of London Branch of Messrs W Hilton & Co., letter file manufacturers and office furnishers, Rochdale.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Dec 1917
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Addenda

WILSON , Clifford

Name: WILSON , Clifford
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 810502
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillary
“D” Bty. 231st Bde.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Easter 1915
Disembarked: October 1916
Date of Death: 05/02/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bienvillers Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VII. B. 5.
Residence: 12 Kaye Street, Heckmondwike
Birth Place: Batley, c. 1896
Additional Information: Son of John Buckley Wilson and Annie Wilson (nee Goodall) of The Avenue, Birstall.
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s)
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal second tier – rear

WILSON , Freeman

Name: WILSON , Freeman
Rank: Private
Service Number: 235103
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Bradford, Sep 1916
Disembarked: France, Feb 1917
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing, presumed killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6
Residence: 63 Bradford Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of the late David Wilson and Eliza Wilson (nee Garnett, m. 26 May 1883, Birstall, St Peter) of 63 Bradford Road, Birstall. Freeman was courting Miss Mable Cross of Bradford.
Employment: Messrs. William Holton & Sons, College Mills, Birstall.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 9 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Birstall St Peter’s Parish Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal second tier – rear

WILSON , Lindley (Thompson)

Name: WILSON , Lindley (Thompson)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11041
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Mar 1914
Disembarked: France, Sep 1914
Date of Death: 18/11/1916 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Serre Road Cemetery No1, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: III. E. 21.
Residence: Mount Top, Birstall
Birth Place: Kendall, Westmorland, c. 1896
Additional Information: Son of Esther Carvey Wilson (nee Thompson, m. 1894, registered Kendal) of 30 Raikes Lane, Birstall, and the late Thomas William Wilson. Bandsman in Salvation Army.
Employment: Messrs. Tankard’s Brookroyd Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Dec 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal second tier – rear

WRIGHT , George

Name: WRIGHT , George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 115341
Unit/Rgiment: Labour Corps (Formerly 792 West Yorkshire Regiment)
193rd Coy.
Enrolled: Leeds, Dec 1914
Disembarked: France, Jan 1916
Date of Death: 11/06/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed by shell fire whilst on a burial party
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 56
Residence: Rose Cottage, 95 Gelderd Road, Birstall
Birth Place: Lastingham, Yorkshire, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of William and Sarah Jane Wright (nee Cowens, m. 1882, registered Stokesley, North Yorks.) of Rose Cottage, 95 Gelderd Road, Birstall.
Employment: Piecener at Woolen Mill
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 23 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal second tier – rear

YATES , Harry

Name: YATES , Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17208
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Enrolled: Leeds, 21 Dec 1914
Disembarked: Discharged 30 Apr 1915 due to ill health.
Date of Death: 15/12/1915 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died in Batley Hospital
Cemetery Birstall (St. Peter) Churchyard Extension, Yorkshire
Grave Ref: A 1062
Residence: Low Lane, Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, 15 Jan 1896
Additional Information: Son of Ben Bentley Yates and Elizabeth Yates (nee Potts, m. 21 Sep 1895, Birstall St Peter) of Church Lane and later 5 Mount Top, Birstall.
Employment: Hanker in Worsted Mill (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Not applicable
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Dec 1915 (obituary)
Roll of Honour: None known
Memorial: Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal second tier – rear