SHARP – THEWLIS (Batley)

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SHARP, Frederick

Name: SHARP, Frederick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 72523
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Healey)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 24/04/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 26 and 27.
Residence: Trafalgar Street, Healey, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1900
Additional Information: Son of Mr J Sharp of Trafalgar Street, Healey
Employment: Mr Wilson, Joiner, Dewsbury
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Aug 1918
Roll of Honour: Healey Congregational Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SHARP, William Henry

Name: SHARP, William Henry
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: R/4759
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Anson Bn. R.N. Div.
Enrolled: Jun 1917
Disembarked: Sep 1917
Date of Death: 28/06/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Sustained 27 May 1918
Cemetery Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Grave Ref: III. E. 21.
Residence: 9 West Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of John Edwin and Sarah Caroline Sharp (nee Thornton).
Employment: Clerk, Batley Gas Works
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jun 1918. Batley Reporter, 27 Jun 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SHAW, Percy Sykes

Name: SHAW, Percy Sykes
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 3/1020
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 26 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 10/07/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Coxyde Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. D. 3.
Residence: 1 Cross Park Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Albert E. and Elizabeth Shaw, of 20, Field Lane, Batley, Yorks. Six years a special reservist on outbreak of war.
Employment: Carrier, George Hollis, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SHAW, Seth

Name: SHAW, Seth
Rank: Private
Service Number: 62216
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
“D” Coy. 15th/17th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, May 1917
Disembarked: Apr 1918
Date of Death: 12/04/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France
Grave Ref: III. G. 12.
Residence: 16 Haigh’s Buildings, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1899
Additional Information: Born in Dewsbury. Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Shaw. Red Cross records indicate that he was subsequently reported to have been captured. Presumed to have died in captivity at a later, unspecified date.
Employment: Finisher, G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Jan 1919. Batley Reporter, 28 Mar 1919
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SHEARD, Arthur

Name: SHEARD, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30529
Unit/Rgiment: Highland Light Infantry
17th Bn
Enrolled: Glasgow, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Oct 1916
Date of Death: 18/11/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery New Munich Trench British Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
Grave Ref: F. 18.
Residence: Glasgow
Birth Place: Batley, 4 Sep 1897
Additional Information: Son of William James and Anne Elizabeth Sheard (nee Ward), of 15, Hanover St., Batley, Yorks. Derby recruit.
Employment: Clydesdale Bank, Glasgow
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Dec 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Common Road Working Men’s Club; Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SHEARD, Percy William Longbottom

Name: SHEARD, Percy William Longbottom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 725142
Unit/Rgiment: Canadian Infantry
20th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 13/04/1917 Age: 45 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained 12 Apr 1917
Cemetery Barlin Communal Cemetery Extension, Pas de Calain, France
Grave Ref: I. A. 4.
Residence: Emigrated to America c. 1912
Birth Place: Batley, 25 Dec 1871
Additional Information: Son of the late James and Hannah Sheard (nee Nicholson), of 40 Commercial Street, Batley, Yorks, England.
Employment: Ironmonger
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Apr 1917
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SHEARD, William Arthur

Name: SHEARD, William Arthur
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 301772
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 6114 DLI, 42319 Northumberland Fusiliers, 27162 KOYLI)
1st/8th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 31/10/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died in captivity at Quedlinburg
Cemetery Niederzwehren Cemetery, Hessen, Germany
Grave Ref: VIII. G. 14.
Residence: 177 Bradford Road, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Mr. & Mrs. S. Sheard. Captured 27 May 1918.
Employment: Working with father as a Florist
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 17 Jan 1919, 31 Oct 1919
Roll of Honour: Warwick Road JI & N School; Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SHORTLAND, Harry

Name: SHORTLAND, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202427
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5341)
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 17/09/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action by Trench Mortar
Cemetery Favreuil British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. F. 16.
Residence: Homeleigh, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Staincliffe, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Ebenezer and Minnie Shortland of Holmeleigh, Staincliffe.
Employment: Walter Walker, Plumber / Painter, Staincliffe
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SILL, Arthur

Name: SILL, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37324
Unit/Rgiment: East Yorkshire Regiment
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 04/10/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47 to 48 and 163A.
Residence: No.5, Court 7, Back King St., Batley Carr, Batley.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1889
Additional Information: Husband of Elizabeth Sill (nee Grundell, m. 26 Dec 1914, Batley Carr Holy Trinity),
Employment: Piecener in local mill
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Nov 1918
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SIMON, Harry

Name: SIMON, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 17878
Unit/Rgiment: Coldstream Guards
4th Coy. 1st Bn.
Enrolled: Heckmondwike (Batley), Jan 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 01/08/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Dozinghem Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. B. 11.
Residence: 6 West Park Terrace, Healey, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Gomersal, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Ada Simon (nee Ratcliffe, m. 1888, registered Dewsbury).
Employment: Henry Burrows, Rag Merchant, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Hanover Street Congregational Church where he was a member of the choir and of the Young Men’s Class.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SIMPSON, Harry

Name: SIMPSON, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16546
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 5 Sept 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 12/04/1915 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of Cerebro-Spinal Fever at Tidworth, Hants.
Cemetery Tidworth Military Cemetery, Wiltshire, England
Grave Ref: C 142
Residence: New Street, Westown, Dewsbury. Formerly Resided at Chapel Fold, Staincliffe.
Birth Place: Ossett, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Ann Simpson (nee Oldroyd) of Ossett. Husband of the late Alice Simpson (nee Cass, m.1914). Alice died 1919.
Employment: S Firth & Sons, Hebble Mills, Thornhill Lees
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Apr 1915
Roll of Honour: Staincliffe C of E Junior School; ALSO on Ossett War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

Smith - Smith (8.11.1917)

SMITH, Arthur

Name: SMITH, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34990
Unit/Rgiment: East Yorkshire Regiment (Formerly 41583 Durham Light Infantry)
13th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 4 and 5.
Residence: 60 Dark Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 19 May 1882
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Emma Smith, of Cross Bank, Batley. Husband of Ada Smith (nee Haigh).
Employment:
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITH, Ernest

Name: SMITH, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202276
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Scots Fusiliers
6th/7th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Oct 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 01/08/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action at the Battle of Pilckem Ridge
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 19 and 33.
Residence: Batley
Birth Place: Ossett, 25 Jan 1895
Additional Information: Son of Percy and Margaret Alice Smith (nee Harrison, m. 3 Sep 1892, Woodkirk, St Mary). Husband of Annie Smith (nee Bailey, m.1917, Birstall)
Employment: Messrs. G. Harrop and Sons’ Albion Mills, Horbury Bridge
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; ALSO on Ossett War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITH, Harry

Name: SMITH, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5755
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 30673 KOYLI)
1st/6th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jun 1916
Disembarked: Oct 1916
Date of Death: 05/11/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
Residence: 16, Warwick Mount, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 18 Jul 1893
Additional Information: Son of Jas and Sarah Smith. (mother later remarried to become Mrs. Walter Heywood, of Taylor St., Batley). Husband of Esther Smith (nee Armitage, m. 5 Dec 1914, Purlwell St Andrew).
Employment: Washer, Robert Brearley & Son, Queen Street Mill
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Jan 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITH, James

Name: SMITH, James
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Unit/Rgiment: NOTHING FOUND. Possible father of Harry Smith 5755 DLI
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Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITH, Leonard

Name: SMITH, Leonard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13999
Unit/Rgiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
5th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Dec 1916
Disembarked: Apr 1917
Date of Death: 14/04/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 11.
Residence: 46, Ash Terrace, Mount Pleasant, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Husband of Minerva Smith (nee Middlebrook, m.9 Aug 1915, Bruntcliffe St Andrew). Served in France, Flanders & Italy.
Employment: Manager, Butchery Dept., Batley Co-operative Society, Cross Bank.
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918 (photo), 25 May 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 26 Oct 1917
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church; Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITH, Norman

Name: SMITH, Norman
Rank: Private
Service Number: 206030
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Heckmondwike, Sep 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 30 years
How Died: 12th/13th Bn.
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6.
Residence: Hardy Street, Crackenedge
Birth Place: Heckmondwike, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of James Nowell and Catherine Smith of Heckmondwike. Husband to Ethel Smith ( nee Marshall, m. 4 Jul 1914, Batley Carr Holy Trinity.
Employment: Dyer
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Jul 1917
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITH, William Henry

Name: SMITH, William Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15221
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Halifax (Staincliffe), Jan 1915
Disembarked: 26 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 04/08/1916 Age: 37 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Killed by shellfire whilst on a night time working party.
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Residence: 136 Halifax Road, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Kidderminster, c.1881
Additional Information:
Employment: Messrs. Porritt, Rag Grinders
Marital Status: Married, 3 Children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Staincliffe C of E Junior School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITH (1.7.1916), John

Name: SMITH (1.7.1916), John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1063
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1914
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1917
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 37 years
How Died: Killed in Action. (Some sources say 15 Jul 1916)
Cemetery Euston Road Cemetery, Colincamps
Grave Ref: I. D. 17.
Residence: 116 Linwood Terrace, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Manchester, c. 1880
Additional Information: Husband of Lilian Smith
Employment: Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 Children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 4 Aug 1916. Batley News, 12 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITH (12.7.1916), Albert

Name: SMITH (12.7.1916), Albert
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 20049
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, May 1915
Disembarked: Balkans, 24 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 12/07/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Etretat Churchyard, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: II. D. 7A.
Residence: 41, Dale St., Batley Carr, Batley.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of William Thomas and Jane Eliza Smith, of Princess Street, Dewsbury, Yorkshire; husband of Katie Smith (nee Burnett, m.28 Sep 1912, Batley CarrHoly Trinity). Last words “Come on, boys, lets charge them!”. Served in Egypt. Ex Dewsbury Northern Rugby Union Full Back.
Employment: Batley & West End Collieries
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jul 1916. Batley Reporter, 28 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITH (27.5.1918), Albert

Name: SMITH (27.5.1918), Albert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26215
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (Formerly 65513 Durham Light Infantry, Labour Coy.).
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Feb 1917
Disembarked: (Labour Unit), Feb 1917
Date of Death: 27/05/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained 26 May 1918
Cemetery Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. D. 32.
Residence: 4 Stanley Place, Park Road, Batley
Birth Place: West Ardsley, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of John William and Mary Smith, of Park Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Gear Drawer, G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jun 1918, 15 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITH (8.11.1917), John

Name: SMITH (8.11.1917), John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20785
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley) , Jul 1915
Disembarked: 15 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 08/11/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 66 to 68.
Residence: 6 Wood Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of John William and Julia Ann Smith of 27a Staincliffe Hall Road, Batley (1911)
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills / Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

Smithson - Speight (Eastwood)

SMITHSON, Albert Arthur

Name: SMITHSON, Albert Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4043
Unit/Rgiment: Cameron Highlanders
3rd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds (Batley)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 07/01/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of injuries after being knocked down by hit-and-run driver at Ripon Training Camp. (south camp).
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: N. 408.
Residence: 189 Upper Taylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 23 Apr 1892
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Annie Smithson (nee Grant, m.3 Mar 1891, Batley All Saints), 189 Upper Taylor Street.
Employment: Salesman, Jessop & Sons, Clothiers.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jan 1916. Dewsbury Reporter, 15 Jan 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SMITHSON, Henry

Name: SMITHSON, Henry
Rank: S/Sgt
Service Number: 401499
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Army Medical Corps (Territorial Force)
1st West Riding Field Amb
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 07/11/1918 Age: 37 years
How Died: Died at Military Hospital in London
Cemetery Garforth Cemetery
Grave Ref: D. 101.
Residence:
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1881
Additional Information: Son of George and Hannah M Smithson. Husband of the late Alice Ada Smithson, who is buried in the same grave.
Employment: District Manager, Insurance Society
Marital Status: Widowed
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 7 Nov 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SOWDEN, Harry

Name: SOWDEN, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 301183
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Scots
1/4th Bn (Formerly KOYLI 27511, 2/7th Bn Royal Scots 3312)
Enrolled: Pontefract, 15 Feb 1916
Disembarked: France, 2 Jun 1916
Date of Death: 27/09/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 3.
Residence: 24 Brearley Place, Purlwell, Batley.
Birth Place: Gildersome, 13 Feb 1891
Additional Information: Son of the late Henry and Martha Sowden (nee Greenwood, m. 6 Jan 1872, Batley All Saints) of 24 Brearley Place, Purlwell, Batley. Harry enlisted under the Derby scheme from the B Reserve 15 Mar 1916. He had previously served in Egypt.
Employment: Ed Briggs, Painter/ Decorator, Wellington Street, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SPEDDING, Herbert

Name: SPEDDING, Herbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15965
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
7th/8th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Aug 1914
Disembarked: 10 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 11/09/1916 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Wounds sustained in action on 17 Aug 1916.
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: X. D. 3.
Residence: 56, Hume St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of William and Mary Spedding. Thomas Chappell was fiance’s brother.
Employment: Banksman, Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SPEDDING, John Benjamin

Name: SPEDDING, John Benjamin
Rank: Pte-L/Cpl
Service Number: 54101
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry (Formerly 28763 Yorkshire Regiment)
18th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jan 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 07/05/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Nesle Communal Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: A. 4.
Residence: Oxford Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of Edward and Elizabeth Frances Spedding of The Poplars, Mount Pleasant, Batley, Yorks. Derby Recruit.
Employment: Cashier, Granville, Goodall & Co., Birstall
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SPEIGHT, Albert

Name: SPEIGHT, Albert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16/1430
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
16th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
Residence: 54 High Street, Hanging Heaton.
Birth Place: Soothill, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of Clara Speight and the late Walter Speight, of 18 High Street, Hanging Heaton, Batley. Brother of Willie (Killed in Action 6/7 Jul 1916)
Employment: Tuner, G H Hirst & Co., Alexander Mills.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SPEIGHT, Clifford

Name: SPEIGHT, Clifford
Rank: Private
Service Number: 7624
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Fusiliers
23rd Bn.
Enrolled: May 1915
Disembarked: 14 Nov 1915
Date of Death: 19/11/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Influenza
Cemetery St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: S. III. O. 11.
Residence: 87 Wood View Terrace, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, 29 May 1895
Additional Information: Son of James Smethurst Speight and Clara Speight, of 87 Bradford Road, Batley.
Employment: Simon Cooper, Bradford Road, Batley
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 22 Nov 1918. Batley News, 30 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SPEIGHT, John William

Name: SPEIGHT, John William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 240967
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Mirfield (Batley)
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 03/09/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Residence: 125 Soothill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: West Ardsley, c.1894 (baptised 25 Mar 1894, Woodkirk St Mary).
Additional Information: Son of Sam and Maria Speight.
Employment: G H Hirst & Co., Victoria Mills, Savile Town.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 3 Oct 1916. Batley News, 14 Oct 1916
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church; Soothill Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SPEIGHT, Willie

Name: SPEIGHT, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18163
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Welsh Fusiliers
13th Bn.
Enrolled: Huddersfield, Nov 1914
Disembarked: 1 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 06/07/1916 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 4 A.
Residence: 54 High Street, Hanging Heaton.
Birth Place: Soothill, Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Clara Speight and the late Walter Speight, of 18 High Street, Hanging Heaton, Batley. Brother of Albert (killed in Action 1 Jul 1916).
Employment: Assistant Art Master, Huddersfield Technical College
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jul 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SPEIGHT (EASTWOOD), Ernest Langley

Name: SPEIGHT (EASTWOOD), Ernest Langley
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/1349
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“A” Coy 2nd Bn
Enrolled: Feb 1914, Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 02/02/1915 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action at Wulverghem
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47
Residence: 26, Brearley St., Mount Pleasant, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Ravensthorpe, 2 Dec 1886
Additional Information: Son of Mr Joe Eastwood & Mrs Hannah Eastwood (nee Lee). Baptised 23 Feb 1888 as Ernest Speight Longley. (aka Eastwood, Ernest Speight)
Employment: Piecener in local mill. Regular Soldier on outbreak of war
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 26 Feb 1915, 4 Feb 1916 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Gospel Hall, Mount Pleasant
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10
Soldiers Story: Ernest L Speight

Spencer - Stanley

SPENCER, George

Name: SPENCER, George
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 80708
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery
8th Div. Ammunition Col.
Enrolled: Dunbar, East Lothian
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/08/1917 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Menin Road South Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. E. 25.
Residence: 101 White Lee Road
Birth Place: Batley, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of Adamson and Susan Spencer
Employment: Teamer
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 10

SPENCER, Percy Gladstone

Name: SPENCER, Percy Gladstone
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34788
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 4999 Yorkshire Regiment)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Middlesbrough
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 25/09/1916 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: Warwick Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, 21 Apr 1888
Additional Information: Son of Bob and Annie Spencer, of Batley. Husband of the late Beatrice Mary Spencer (nee Cross, m. 23 Feb 1909, Earlsheaton St Peter).
Employment:
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Not Known
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SPENCER, Robert

Name: SPENCER, Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 47553
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 06/10/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in a General Hospital in France
Cemetery Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: LXVII H. 15.
Residence: Ross Street, Gomersal
Birth Place: Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of George and Eliza Ellen Spencer (nee Emmes) of 168 Carlinhow Lane, Batley. Husband to Ada Spencer (nee Schofield, m. 10 May 1913, Gomersal St Mary). Also served in Salonika.
Employment: Fettler, Brooke Wilford & Co.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Oct 1918, 19 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; White Lee Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

SPENCER, William

Name: SPENCER, William
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 22387
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
3rd Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 23/09/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery St. Marie Cemetery, Le Havre, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: Div. 3. G. 8.
Residence: 6 Lower Cross Street, Bradford Road, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Sheffield, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Spencer, of Batley Carr, Batley. Husband of Catherine Spencer (nee Rourke, m. Jun 1908, Dewsbury).
Employment: Messrs. Joshua Ellis & Co., Batley Carr
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
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

SPURR, Joe Victor

Name: SPURR, Joe Victor
Rank: Private
Service Number: R/20688
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
17th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley (Dewsbury), Apr 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 21/06/1917 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: IV. E. 2.
Residence: Upper Taylor Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of late James and Mrs Hannah Spurr of Chestnut Terrace, Upper Taylor Street, Batley.
Employment: Agent, Royal London Assurance Company
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Jan 1917, 7 Jul 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STABLES, Ernest

Name: STABLES, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 58419
Unit/Rgiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
198th Coy.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 21/05/1917 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 10.
Residence: 66 Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury Moor
Birth Place: Birstall, 1 Sep 1885
Additional Information: Son of James Walter and Ann Stables. Husband to Mary Stables (nee Firth, m. Sep 1908, registered Dewsbury). Killed along with his sargeant.
Employment: Ingram & Richardson, Rag Merchants
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury Moor St John the Evangelist. Also named on family grave at Birstall.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STANCLIFFE, James Arthur

Name: STANCLIFFE, James Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16461
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 17/09/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 29 Branch Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Ineson. Pal of Arthur Hudson (Killed in Action 1 Jul 1916).
Employment: J Brook Jubb & Co., Union Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Oct 1916 (photo). (?? Batley Reporter, 1 Oct 1915)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STANLEY, Edwin

Name: STANLEY, Edwin
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 148115
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillary
“D”Bty 311th Bde
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/02/1919 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died
Cemetery Douai British Cemetery, Cuincy, Nord, France
Grave Ref: E. 10.
Residence:
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1892
Additional Information: Husband of Mrs. L. M. Stanley, of 5, Penryn St., Camden Town, St.Pancras, London.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

Stead - Stone

STEAD, Harry

Name: STEAD, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37255
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/04/1917 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai
Grave Ref: B. 27.
Residence:
Birth Place: Armley, Leeds, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Croft and Mary Jane (Polly) Stead. Husband of Louisa Stead (nee Wick, m. 3 Dec 1916, Upper Armley Christ Church), of 31, Shaftesbury St., Tong Rd., Wortley, Leeds.
Employment:
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Batley Carr Primitive Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STEAD, Herbert Cecil

Name: STEAD, Herbert Cecil
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20191
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
12th Bn
Enrolled: Easter, 1915
Disembarked: 21 Apr 1916
Date of Death: 09/04/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tilloy British Cemetery, Tilloy-les-Mofflaines
Grave Ref: IV. H. 28.
Residence: Canary Island, Batley Carr, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Daniel and Annie Eliza Stead (nee Hargreaves, m. 17 Feb 1894, Batley All Saints) of 57 Steads Buildings, Canary Island, Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Milling Department, Spa Mill, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STEAD, Joseph

Name: STEAD, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 39693
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 19/10/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in captivity
Cemetery Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VIII. C. 15.
Residence: 1 Pearson Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of John Edwin and Marth Elizabeth Stead. Husband of Harriet Ann Stead (nee Marsden, m. 8 Apr 1911, Batley St Thomas). Captured 27 May 1918, held at Friedrichfeld.
Employment: Gardener to late Geo Hirst, White Lee Grange
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Sep 1918. Batley Reporter, 1 Aug 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STEAD, Tom

Name: STEAD, Tom
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 47879
Unit/Regiment: Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment) (Formerly 170252, Royal Engineers)
12th Bn
Enrolled: Huddersfield
Disembarked: France, Sep 1917
Date of Death: 11/04/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Croix-du-Bac British Cemetery, Steenwerck, France
Grave Ref: IV. A. 12.
Residence: Scissett
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of the late Jesse Stead (d. 28 Mar 1918) and Ann Stead (nee Kilburn, m. 16 Apr 1878, Batley All Saints), of 3 Pickles’ Field, Batley Carr. Husband of Annie Eliza Stead (nee Dixon, m. 9 Aug 1913, Batley). His wife Annie moved to Blackpool at some time after his death.
Employment: Mill Joiner
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Dewsbury Reporter, 4 May 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 4 Apr 1919 (classifieds), 11 Apr 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Scissett War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STEAD, Willie

Name: STEAD, Willie
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 167357
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Engineers
284th Army Troops Coy.
Enrolled:
Disembarked: France, 1916
Date of Death: 13/11/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia in France
Cemetery Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: X. E. 17.
Residence: 15 Naylor Street, Upper Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Jessie and Ann Stead, of Upper Rd., Dewsbury, Brother of Tom Stead. Husband of Eva Stead (nee Grundell, m. 17 Nov 1917, Batley Carr Holy Trinity).
Employment: Coach Builder
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 22 Nov 1918 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STEDEFORD, Horace Kingsley

Name: STEDEFORD, Horace Kingsley
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 551896
Unit/Rgiment: London Regiment (Queen’s Westminster Rifles) (Formerly 4754)
1st/16th Bn
Enrolled: Westminster (Anerley), Nov 1915
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 14/04/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Bootham Cemetery, Heninel
Grave Ref: A. 28.
Residence: His wife residing with her parents at 106 Taylor Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Weston-Super-Mare, 14 Jun 1893
Additional Information: Son of the Rev. John Britton Stedeford (formerly of Broomhill United Methodist Chapel). Husband of May Stedeford (nee Hirst m. 11 Apr 1916, St Andrew’s, Purlwell), of 103, Taylor St., Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Colonial Office, Whitehall
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917 (photo), 2 Jun 1917
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STENSON, John (W)

Name: STENSON, John (W)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 64652
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 43997 Yorkshire Regiment)
25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1917
Disembarked: Mar 1918
Date of Death: 31/10/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died in captivity of double pneumonia
Cemetery Erquelinnes Communal Cemetery, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: 139
Residence: 8 Wilson’s Buildings, Bradford Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of John and Charlotte Stenson of 8 Wilson’s Buildings. Captured 11/14 Apr 1918.
Employment: Carrier for Father, John Stenson
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 May 1918, 8 Jun 1918 (photo), 4 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STEPHENSON, Charles Henry

Name: STEPHENSON, Charles Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18050
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Jan 1915
Disembarked: France, 9 May 1915
Date of Death: 30/07/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Residence: 90 Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton. Formerly Park Road, Batley.
Birth Place: Longwood, Yorkshire, c. 1893
Additional Information: Son of the late Ezra Stephenson and Hannah Mary Stephenson (nee Stead, m. Dec 1976, Batley All Saints). In 1913 Hannah Mary married Joseph John Dixon at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Wellington Street, Batley.
Employment: Warper, Messrs. Fox, Bankfoot Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Aug 1916 (photo), 19 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STEPHENSON, George

Name: STEPHENSON, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 460058
Unit/Rgiment: Labour Corps (Formerly 7838 Northumberland Fusiliers 5th Bn)
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 10 Oct 1916
Disembarked: Discharged 3 Apr 1918
Date of Death: 10/09/1919 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: M. 31.
Residence: 195 Bradford Road, Batley
Birth Place: Denton, Yorkshire, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of William and Emma Stephenson. Discharge due to illness, Tubercle of Lung
Employment: Mill Hand
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Nothing found
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Sep 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 10

STOCKDALE, Joseph

Name: STOCKDALE, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 240952
Unit/Rgiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Mirfield (Batley), Jan 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/05/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 6.
Residence: 47, Primrose Hill, Batley, Yorks
Birth Place: Batley, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Henry James Stockdale ( Ex Police Sgt.) and the late Elizabeth Ann Stockdale
Employment: Piecener, JT & J Taylor
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 May 1917 (photo), 13 Jul 1918
Roll of Honour: St Thomas the Apostle, Batley; Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

STOCKS MM, Joseph Dyson

Name: STOCKS MM, Joseph Dyson
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 242072
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5165)
2nd/5th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 27/11/1917 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action in France
Cemetery Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panel 8.
Residence: 7 West Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Charles Stocks, 7 West Street, Batley Carr. Sweetheart to Ada. Shot during an attack on an enemy position. Recommended for MM after events of 20 Nov 1917
Employment: Hairdresser, Market Place, Ossett
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Military Medal. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Dec 1917 (photo), 5 Jan 1918, 29 Jun 1918
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie); Warwick Road JI & N School Diary
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

STONE, Joseph Jevons (James)

Name: STONE, Joseph Jevons (James)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 27071
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jan 1916
Disembarked: May 1916
Date of Death: 18/09/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 50 Deighton Lane, Healey
Birth Place: Batley, 15 Jun 1895
Additional Information: Son of John and Annie Stone (nee Capell, m. 21 Nov 1881, registered Wolverhampton) of 65 Deanfield Terrace, Healey, Batley. Derby recruit.
Employment: Apprentice Hairdresser, Messrs. Speight, Corporation Street, Dewsbury.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

Stubley - Swinscoe

STUBLEY, J. Reginald

Name: STUBLEY, J. Reginald
Rank:
Service Number:
Unit/Rgiment: DUPLICATE NAME, See STUBLEY, John Reginald
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: Age: years
How Died:
Cemetery
Grave Ref:
Residence:
Birth Place:
Additional Information:
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

STUBLEY, James Greenwood

Name: STUBLEY, James Greenwood
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35406
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“D” Coy. 8th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 07/06/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Hooge Crater Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: IV. L. 6.
Residence: 99 Soothill Lane
Birth Place: Batley, 29 Apr 1896
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Annie Norah Stubley of Soothill, Batley
Employment: Tenterer, J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Jun 1917, 30 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

STUBLEY, John Reginald

Name: STUBLEY, John Reginald
Rank: Worker
Service Number: n/a
Unit/Rgiment: Section Sanitaire Anglaise No. 1 (attached French Red Cross Society)
No 1 Convoy, British Ambulance Comittee
Enrolled:
Disembarked: Jul 1915
Date of Death: 27/12/1915 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Meningitis, at Nancy Civil Hospital
Cemetery Nancy Southern Cemetery
Grave Ref: J 226
Residence: The Uplands, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of late Alderman John Stubley and Adeline Stubley, The Uplands, Batley. Supplied and drove his own Ambulance / staff car
Employment: Director, G & J Stubley Ltd, woolen cloth manufacturers.
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jan 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

STUBLEY, Moses (Patrick)

Name: STUBLEY, Moses (Patrick)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/290
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 13 Sep 1914
Date of Death: 24/04/1915 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Blauwepoort Farm Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: B 8
Residence: 2 Birch Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, Apr 1889
Additional Information: Husband of Annie Lizzy Stubley (nee Kitson m. 26 Oct 1912 at Carlinghow, St. John)
Employment: Soothill Colliery
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 14 May 1915. Batley News, 22 May 1915, 29 May 1915, 12 June 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

STUBLEY, Percy

Name: STUBLEY, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26923
Unit/Rgiment: South Wales Borderers
4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1915
Disembarked: India, Dec 1915, or Mar 1916
Date of Death: 30/04/1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Mesopotamia
Cemetery Basra Memorial, Iraq
Grave Ref: Panel 16 and 62.
Residence: 8 Bond Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of David Stubley, 8 Bond Street, Batley
Employment: Howley Park Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Salvation Army
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SUMMERS, Harry

Name: SUMMERS, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37856
Unit/Rgiment: Highland Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Feb 1916
Disembarked: Mar 1917
Date of Death: 03/06/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Orchard Dump Cemetery, Arleux-en-Gohelle
Grave Ref: V. A. 22.
Residence: Phoenix Mill Yard, Soothill, Batley
Birth Place: Soothill, Batley, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of John William and Hannah Martha Summers.
Employment: Finishing Dept., G & T Stubley
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SUMMERSCALES, Arnold

Name: SUMMERSCALES, Arnold
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43758
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own) (Formerly 28107 KOYLI)
11th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Apr 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 17/07/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed by shell
Cemetery Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 21.
Residence: 105, Common Side, Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, 6 Mar 1897
Additional Information: Son of Timothy M. and Mary E. Summerscales of Commonside, Hanging Heaton.
Employment: Hairdresser, James Scott, Commercial Street, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SUMMERSCALES, Willie

Name: SUMMERSCALES, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41703
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 29986 KOYLI)
16th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, May 1916
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 23/11/1916 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action, shot by sniper
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 10 B 11 B and 12 B.
Residence: High St., Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Lewis and Sarah Ellen Summerscales, of 1, High St., Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Percher, J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Dec 1916 (photo). Batley Reporter, 3 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SUTCLIFFE, Herbert

Name: SUTCLIFFE, Herbert
Rank: Cpl
Service Number: 242522
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5135)
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 07/11/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed by shellfire whilst leading a platoon into action
Cemetery Maubeuge-Centre Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: D. 2.
Residence: Hazelhurst, 122, North Rd., Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Ossett, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of John William and Rhoda Sutcliffe, of 36 Purlwell Hall Road, Batley. Husband of Gertrude Sutcliffe (nee Oldroyd, m.Jan 1918). Father employed as Groundsman at Batley CA & FC.
Employment: Grocery Assistant, Mount Pleasant Branch, Batley Co-operative Society
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Nov 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 5 Apr 1918
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church; Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SWIFT, George

Name: SWIFT, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 62783
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5/93972 Training Reserve Bn.)
9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Nov 1917
Disembarked: Jun 1918
Date of Death: 08/08/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. P. 9.
Residence: 40, Talbot Row, Bradford Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1900
Additional Information: Adopted son of Mary Ellen Fox, of 40, Talbot Row, Bradford Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Employment: William Ward & Sons, Rag Merchants, Well Lane, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 31 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion); Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SWINSCOE, James

Name: SWINSCOE, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 21/410
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
2nd/5th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: Nov 1915
Date of Death: 20/07/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France
Grave Ref:
Residence: 42 Cross Bank Road, Batley
Birth Place: Womersley, 24 Feb 1893
Additional Information: Son of William and Mary Maria Swinscoe (nee Jackson) of 42 Cross Bank Road, Carlinghow. Mother died 1902 in Leeds and father remarried Ellen Hoyle from Birkenshaw in 1904. Member of Normanton Territorials on outbreak of war.
Employment: Teamer, George Hollies, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Aug 1918, 24 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11
Soldiers Story: James Swinscoe

Sykes - Tattersfield

SYKES, Victor

Name: SYKES, Victor
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242062
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusileers (Formerly 28989, Kings Rifles Regiment)
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, May 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 17/05/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Died of Wounds after bullet wound neccessitated removal of right leg. Wound sustained 16 Apr 1918
Cemetery Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: IX.A.65
Residence: 10 Warwick Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of James and Sarah Ann Sykes (nee Shackleton, m. 27 Oct 1874, Morley. Sarah Ann died Mar 1908 and James remarried Susan Balmforth, 23 May 1908, Dewsbury Parish Church). Husband of Emma Maud Sykes (nee James, m.24 Jul 1915, Batley St Thomas).
Employment: Warper at JT & J Taylor, Woolen Manufacturers
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 May 1918 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 25 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11
Soldiers Story: Victor Sykes

SYKES, Ernest

Name: SYKES, Ernest
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: R/38085
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps (Formerly T/4/143253 Royal Army Service Corps)
9th Platoon “C” Coy. 7th Bn.
Enrolled: Pontefracr (Featherstone), 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 21/03/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Missing near Saint Quentin
Cemetery Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 61 to 64.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 1 Mar 1894
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Sarah Sykes, 27 Victoria Street, Batley Carr. Husband to Clara Blaydon Sykes ( nee Fellows, m. 15 Dec 1915)
Employment: Teamer, Dewsbury L & Y Railway Station
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 5 Jul 1918. Batley News, 29 Jun 1918 (photo), 13 Jul 1918, 11 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SYKES, George

Name: SYKES, George
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 200585
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield, Sep 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 11/03/1918 Age: 33 years
How Died: Died of Wounds (Pyaemia, Leeds Infirmary)
Cemetery Colne Valley (Slaithwaite) Cemetery
Grave Ref: B. I. 159.
Residence: Slaithwaite
Birth Place: Batley, 16 Oct 1884
Additional Information: Son of John Edward Swift Sykes (died 1893) and Alice Maud Sykes (nee Pashley, m. 14 Sep 1882, Huddersfield St Peter’s). Stepson of Dr W W Walker, Talbot Street, Batley. Sustained serious wounds in Jul 1916. Underwent 16 operations.
Employment: Own Bussiness in Slaithwaite
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Mar 1918 (photo), 5 Aug 1916. Batley Reporter, 18 Aug 1916
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SYKES, H. (Harry)

Name: SYKES, H. (Harry)
Rank: 3rd Air Mechanic
Service Number: 83807
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Air Force
27th Sqn
Enrolled: Darlington
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 08/10/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Died of Bronchial-Pneumonia at Staincliffe Base Hospital
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: H 305
Residence: Visiting Mr Sam Wilson, Carlighow Hill, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of the late James Sykes, and Sarah Sykes (nee Blackburn). Emigrated to Canada with mother & sister some years previous. Returned on outbreak of war. Taken ill whilst visiting friends on leave.
Employment: Mr Herbert Hainsworth, Batley. Working in Darlington when he enlisted.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Dec 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

SYKES, John William

Name: SYKES, John William
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: 13124
Unit/Rgiment: New Zealand Rifle Brigade
1st Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 18/10/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died of Wounds following amputation of a foot.
Cemetery Terlincthun Militery Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VI. A. 13.
Residence: Formerly Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 12 Oct 1886
Additional Information: Son of David Bradley and Charlotte Ann Sykes (nee Boothroyd), of 704, Albert Rd., Hastings, Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. Formerly of Mount Pleasant, Batley. Emigrated to New Zealand 8 Sep 1908 on SS Iconic. Nephew of J T Wilman of Deighton Lane, Batley
Employment: Former employee of CWS Mill, Batley Carr
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SYKES, Joseph

Name: SYKES, Joseph
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 41348
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“C” Coy. 5th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Nov 1916
Disembarked: Feb 1917
Date of Death: 29/03/1918 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No 1, Somme, France
Grave Ref: V. C. 28.
Residence: 22, Pynate Rd., Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Morley, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of James and Honor Sykes, of Carlinghow; husband of Lucy Sykes (nee Newsome, m. 5 Apr 1913, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Tom Senior, Cabinet Maker, Top of Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church; Temperance Hall – Smithies Lane, Birstall; Independent Order of Rechabites, Hope of Birstall Lodge.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SYKES, Leonard

Name: SYKES, Leonard
Rank: Rifleman
Service Number: A/203721
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps (Formerly SS/3724 Army Service Corps)
18th Bn.
Enrolled: Morecambe, 25 Aug 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 24/03/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery Bancourt British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: I. O. 17.
Residence: Hunsworth, near Cleckheaton, then later at 46, Claremont Rd., Morecambe, Lancs.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Alfred J and Emma Sykes, of Batley, Yorks. Husband of Clara Sykes (nee Ellis, m. 27 Dec 1909, White Chapel, Cleckheaton).
Employment: Waggoner
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

SYKES, Sam

Name: SYKES, Sam
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11371
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury 1914
Disembarked: 9 Jun 1915
Date of Death: 28/01/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery New Irish Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: VI. D. 12.
Residence: Birch Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, c.1891
Additional Information: Son od William John and Ellen Sykes (nee Scott). Father died of wounds sustained in explosion at White Lee factory of Henry Ellison Ltd. On 2 Dec 1914. Firm was Manufacturing munitions.
Employment: 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, 19 Feb 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley (addenda)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SYKES DCM, Clifford

Name: SYKES DCM, Clifford
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 311326
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 7 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 14/04/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 9, Victoria Street, Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Carlinghow, 7 Feb 1893
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Matilda Sykes (nee Gomersall) of Victoria Street, Carlinghow. DCM listed in London Gazette 3 Jun 1919
Employment: Piecener, J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Distinguished Conduct Medal. The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

SYKES DCM, Harry

Name: SYKES DCM, Harry
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 3/1626
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/04/1917 Age: years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery
Grave Ref:
Residence:
Birth Place: Carlinghow, c.1890
Additional Information:
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: Distinguished Conduct Medal. The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TALBOT, John Bennet

Name: TALBOT, John Bennet
Rank: Ex Private
Service Number: R/19412
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
6th Bn
Enrolled: 8 Dec 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 08/11/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died in Batley
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: E. 352.
Residence: 3 Hilberoyd Road, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 8 Sep 1891
Additional Information: Only son of John and the late Sarah Ann Talbot (nee Bennett, m. 15 Mar 1891, Batley All Saints. d. 1917) of 3 Hilberoyd Road, Batley. Disabled near Arras on 3 May 1917. Discharged 29 Jun 1918.
Employment: Clerk
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Nov 1918 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TALBOT, Wilfred

Name: TALBOT, Wilfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33958
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 23/11/1917 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed by bursting shell whilst on his way up to the Trenches at Cambrai.
Cemetery Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XXI. G. 22.
Residence: 134 Bromley Street Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 14 Oct 1882
Additional Information: Son of Edwin and Isabella Talbot. Wounded Jul 1917. In hospital at Boulogne.
Employment: Head Booker, John Walker & Sons, Potato Merchants
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TATTERSFIELD, Allan

Name: TATTERSFIELD, Allan
Rank: Bombardier
Service Number: 95023
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
1st/1st (Essex) Heavy Bty.
Enrolled: Liversedge, 18 Jan 1916
Disembarked: 25 May 1917
Date of Death: 21/11/1917 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: IX. A. 4.
Residence: The Hollins, Heckmondwike, Yorkshire
Birth Place: Batley, c.1884
Additional Information: Son of the late Frederick and Frances Mary Tattersfield (now living in Suffolk).
Employment: Woolen Merchant
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Dec 1917
Roll of Honour: Upper Independent Chapel, Heckmondwike; Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

Taylor - Thewlis

TAYLOR, Harold

Name: TAYLOR, Harold
Rank: Private
Service Number: G/31761
Unit/Regiment: Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent) Regiment (Formerly 41066, West Riding Regt )
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Apr 1917
Disembarked: France, Mar 1918
Date of Death: 30/08/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 7.
Residence: 131 Taylor Street, Batley. (Formerly 54 Albion Street, Batley)
Birth Place: Ravensthorpe, c. 1898
Additional Information: Son of Friend and Sarah Jane Taylor (nee Lambley, m. 1894, registered Dewsbury). After both parents had died, Harold and siblings resided with Mr & Mrs Knowles Hargreaves of 131 Taylor Street, Batley.
Employment: Spinner, CWS Livingstone Mills, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Sep 1918
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); Associated with St Andrews, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

TAYLOR, John (William)

Name: TAYLOR, John (William)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1420
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 39 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: 20, Peel St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Leeds, c.1876
Additional Information: Husband of Alice Ann Taylor (nee Holden, m. 21 Jan 1898, Leeds St Mary). Well known locally as a club entertainer.
Employment: Carlinghow Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jul 1916. Batley Reporter, 28 Jul 1916, 4 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TAYLOR, Richard Alfred

Name: TAYLOR, Richard Alfred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 34309
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Garforth, 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 26/04/1918 Age: 43 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Station Lane, Garforth
Birth Place: Garforth, c.1877
Additional Information: Husband of Jane Taylor (nee Lindon, m. Dec 1899, Dewsbury).
Employment: Formerly in Fish & Chip Shop, Providence Street, Batley
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 7 Jun 1918
Roll of Honour: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TAYLOR, Willie

Name: TAYLOR, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202013
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield, May 1915
Disembarked: 11 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 10/04/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Rue-du-Bacquerot No.1 Military Cemetery, Laventie
Grave Ref: III. A. 10.
Residence: 1, Quarry Lane, Brookroyd, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Mary Taylor, of North Street, Cross Bank, Batley; husband of Kate Annie Taylor (nee Atkinson m. 18 Sep 1908, Brownhill, St Saviour).
Employment: Messrs. Critchley’s Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church; Howden Clough Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TEALE, Ernest

Name: TEALE, Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 8518
Unit/Rgiment: Lothian Regiment, Royal Scots
“B” Coy. 2nd Bn.
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked: 11 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 24/11/1914 Age: 30 years
How Died: Presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 1
Residence: East Bath Street, Batley
Birth Place: Soothill, Batley, 19 Dec 1893
Additional Information: Son of Robert Parker Teale and Harriet Ann Teale, of 149, Soothill Lane, Batley, Yorks.; husband of the late Emma Teale (nee Storr). Wounded 26 Aug 1914. Brother of Rober Teale (Killed in Action 10/10/17)
Employment: Ex-Regular (Served in India) Reservist
Marital Status: Widower
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 2 Sept 1916 (photo), 20 Feb 1915: Batley Reporter, 2 Oct 1914, 9 Apr 1915, 8 Sept 1916
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TEALE, Robert Percival

Name: TEALE, Robert Percival
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11750
Unit/Rgiment: Coldstream Guards
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 8 Sep 1914
Disembarked: Sep 1915
Date of Death: 10/10/1917 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 9 to 10.
Residence: 149, Brownhill Cottage, Soothill Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 12 Dec 1886
Additional Information: 3rd son of Robert Parker Teale and Harriet Ann Teale (nee Stubley), of 149, Brownhill Cottage, Soothill Lane, Batley, Yorks. Four times previously wounded. Popular local wrestler & boxer. Brother of Ernest (K in A 24 Nov 1914)
Employment: Joiner, Willian North & Sons, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 20 Feb 1915, 27 Oct 1917 (photo). Batley Reporter, 5 Mar 1915, 8 Sep 1916, 26 Oct 1917
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TERRY, Alfred

Name: TERRY, Alfred
Rank: Sgt
Service Number: 233
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 08/08/1915 Age: 32 years
How Died: Died of Bright’s Desease in Beckett Park Military Hospital, Leeds
Cemetery Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: M. “U.” 43.
Residence: 60 Bradford Rd West, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 11 Oct 1882
Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Hannah Terry (nee Wood) of 71, Robinson’s Buildings, Bradford Rd. West, Carlinghow, Batley. Husband of Ethel Terry (nee Dransfield, m. 10 Jun 1905, Hick Lane Chapel, Batley). Served 14 Years in 1st/4th KOYLI Territorials before outbreak of war.
Employment: Edgar Milnes, Painter/Decorator
Marital Status: Married, 4 children
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Aug 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TERRY, George William

Name: TERRY, George William
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 479760
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Engineers
6th Field Survey Coy.
Enrolled: 1914
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 30/11/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Broncho-Pneumonia in Italy
Cemetery Montecchio Precalcino Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy
Grave Ref: Plot 9. Row D. Grave 3.
Residence: 52 Purlwell Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Sarah and the late Benjamin Terry, of 52, Purlwell Lane, Batley, Yorks. Discharged in April 1916 as a time- expired Territorial, having served in France. Signed up once more in Jan 1917 and returned to France.
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Warehouse, Station Road, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 29 Nov 1919 (classifieds). Batley Reporter, 20 Dec 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TERRY, Harry

Name: TERRY, Harry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 40019
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 25 Sep 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 25/04/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery Wytschaete Military Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: IV. B. 34
Residence: 7 Beckett Street, Warwick Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Sam and Eliza Terry, of Beckett Street, Batley. Husband of Florrie Terry (nee Cockburn, m. Apr 1915, Dewsbury), of 7, Pickles Field, Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Boot/Shoe Dept., Dewsbury Co-op Society, Central Stores
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

THACKRAY, Gilbert

Name: THACKRAY, Gilbert
Rank: Trooper
Service Number: 11642
Unit/Rgiment: 13th (Prince of Wales Own Royal) Hussars
“C” Sqdn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1914
Disembarked: France, 17 Oct 1915
Date of Death: 05/03/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Bagdad
Cemetery Basra Memorial, Iraq
Grave Ref: Panel 1
Residence: 21 Pearl Street, Batley
Birth Place: White Lee, 6 Dec 1895
Additional Information: Son of Sgt/Major Harry Thackray (Telephone Exchange, Batley) and Mary Thackray (nee Overend) of 21 Pearl Street, Batley.
Employment: Willeying/Rag Departments, Wilson Brothers, Little Orme Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Apr 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

THEWLIS, Percy

Name: THEWLIS, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35363
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, June 1916
Disembarked: Aug 1916
Date of Death: 28/09/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: L.D.5
Residence: 63 Wellington Street, Batley, W. Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c. 1898
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. Sam Thewlis of 63 Wellington Street, Batley, W. Yorks.
Employment: Apprentice Baker at his father’s business.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Oct 1917 (photo), 27 Oct 1917 (photo)(Roll of Honour)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

THEWLIS, Thomas

Name: THEWLIS, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 521607
Unit/Rgiment: Labour Corps
Enrolled:
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 18/06/1922 Age: 43 years
How Died: Died at Home after the war
Cemetery Heckmondwike Cemetery
Grave Ref: D. 244.
Residence: 10 West Park Road, Batley
Birth Place: Liversedge, c. Apr 1879
Additional Information: Son of Ephraim & Mary Thewlis. Husband of Clara Thewlis (nee Byrne, m. Apr 1901, Dewsbury).
Employment: Card Cleaner
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11