THOMPSON – YATES (Batley)

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THOMPSON, Arthur

Name: THOMPSON, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3536
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley 1914
Disembarked: 9 Jul 1915
Date of Death: Thursday, 28 Oct 1915 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed by accidental collapse of the dug-out in which he was sleeping
Cemetery: Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. B. 24.
Residence: 9, Hilberoyd Road, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1880
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr and Mrs William Thompson, Old Mill Lane. Husband of Sarah Ann Thompson (nee Warner, m. 13 Sep 1902, Batley St Thomas).
Employment: Dyer at Frank Townend & Sons Ltd, Carlinghow
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Nov 1915. Batley News, 27 Oct 1917 (Roll of Honour)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

THOMPSON, Bertie

Name: THOMPSON, Bertie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 270625
Unit/Regiment: Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment)
11 Platoon “A” Coy. 17th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Sep 1916
Disembarked: Aug 1917
Date of Death: 25/03/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 13 and 14.
Residence: Maxwell Avenue, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Earlsheaton, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Smith and Amelia Thompson. Husband of Elsie Alice Ethel Thompson (nee Rudland, m. 17 Apr 1911, Batley Carr Holy Trinity).
Employment: Slade & Bullock, Wholesale Confectioners, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 11 May 1918 (photo), 11 Jan 1919 (photo), 28 Jun 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

THOMPSON, Charles Orlando

Name: THOMPSON, Charles Orlando
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41140
Unit/Regiment: Highland Light Infantry (Formerly 21685 Northumberland Fusiliers)
15th Bn (Glasgow Tramways Battalion)
Enrolled: Batley, Mar 1916
Disembarked: France, Nov 1916
Date of Death: 03/02/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died of Double Pneumonia
Cemetery: Bertrancourt Military Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Plot 2. Row A. Grave 18.
Residence: 2 Pearl Street, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Gildersome, c. Jul 1880 (Adwalton ?)
Additional Information: Eldest son of John Thompson and the late Martha Jane Thompson (nee Eddison, m. 1874, registered Bramley, Leeds) of Birstall, near Leeds. Late Vice-President Carlinghow Working Men’s Club, Batley. Derby recruit.
Employment: Rag Dept., George Hirst & Sons, Britannia Mills, Birstall
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 3 Mar 1917 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 3 Mar 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Birstall Wesleyan Methodist Chapel (St John’s); Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

THOMPSON, George Henry

Name: THOMPSON, George Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 4953
Unit/Regiment: Coldstream Guards
1st Bn
Enrolled: Clitheroe (Skipton)
Disembarked: 21 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 06/09/1914 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery: Montreuil-aux-Lions British Cemetery, Aisne, France
Grave Ref: Sp. Mem.
Residence: 144 Bromley Street, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Bentham, N Yorkshire, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of William and Honour Thompson, of 39, Whalley Rd., Sabden, Blackburn. Formerly a regular. Reservist on outbreak of war.
Employment: Police Constable, Stationed at Hanging Heaton
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Sept 1914 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); West Riding Police
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

THOMPSON, Robert

Name: THOMPSON, Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 35264
Unit/Regiment: Yorkshire Regiment
5th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 11/04/1918 Age: 18 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action. Subsequently confirmed as shot by sniper.
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 4.
Residence: 8, Albert Street, Field Lane, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Harrogate, c.1900
Additional Information: Son of Matthew D. and Eliza Thompson of 8 Albert Street, Field Lane, Batley
Employment: S Sheard, Market Gardener, Bradford Road
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Jan 1919, 11 Jan 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

THRAVES, John Thomas

Name: THRAVES, John Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 52619
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Apr 1918
Disembarked: Aug 1918
Date of Death: 04/11/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Shot by sniper whilst attempting to capture German held machine gun post.
Cemetery: Ruesnes Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. B. 11.
Residence: 12 Mill Lane, Hanging Heaton
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, 14 Apr 1894
Additional Information: Son of George Edward and Lavina Elizabeth Thraves of 12 Mill Lane, Hanging Heaton
Employment: Shaw Cross Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Nov 1918, 30 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

THWAITES, Willie

Name: THWAITES, Willie
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 166396
Unit/Regiment: Royal Horse Artillary and Royal Field Artillery
“D” Bty. 88th Bde.
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1916
Disembarked: Apr 1917
Date of Death: 05/11/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in Great Britain
Cemetery: Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: K 50
Residence: 36 Queen Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 21 Sep 1897
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Ann Thwaites. Hospitalized since Jun 1917.
Employment: Russum & Wilkinson, Anchor Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Jun 1917, 9 Nov 1918, 16 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TILLOTSON, Willie

Name: TILLOTSON, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15855
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
8th Bn. Roll: Stretcher Bearer
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley) Jan 1915
Disembarked: Balkans 28 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 04/11/1915 Age: 18 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in Dardanelles
Cemetery: Hill 10 Cemetery, Turkey
Grave Ref: II. H. 8.
Residence: Yard 7, Wellington Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 9 Feb 1897
Additional Information: Youngest son of Walter and Jane Tillotson (nee Tolson) of Wellington Street, Batley.
Employment: West End Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Nov 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Town Mission
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11
Soldiers Story: Willie Tillotson

TINDALE, Robert

Name: TINDALE, Robert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 49486
Unit/Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Mar 1917
Disembarked: Feb 1918
Date of Death: 21/03/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 23 and 24.
Residence: Healey Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 8 Jan 1899
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Ada Tindale of 7 Healey Lane, Batley
Employment: Mr Sainter, Potato Merchant, Bradford Road
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Apr 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 3 May 1918
Roll of Honour: Batley Sunday School (Up Lane)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TOMLINSON, Herbert

Name: TOMLINSON, Herbert
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 77401
Unit/Regiment: Tank Corps
“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: 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
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11. Birstall War Memorial, Octagonal third tier anti-clockwise.

Townsend - Vollands

TOWNSEND, William Frederick

Name: TOWNSEND, William Frederick
Rank: Ex Able Seaman
Service Number: Tyneside Z/5695
Unit/Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
H.M.S. “Pembroke.”
Enrolled: 29 Jun 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 06/11/1918 Age: 39 years
How Died: Died of Pneumonia in Great Britain
Cemetery: Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: R 298
Residence: 23 Henrietta Street, Batley
Birth Place: 3 Apr 1882
Additional Information: Husband to Jesse Townsend. Served aboard HMS Victory, HMS Vanguard (Battle of Jutland), HMS Pembrook, HMS Prince George, and finally back to HMS Pembrook. Discharged May 1917 as a result of tuberculosis of the lungs.
Employment: Stage Manager, Batley Hippodrome
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal, Silver War Badge.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Nov 1918. Batley Reporter, 8 Nov 1918
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TOWNSLEY, Willie

Name: TOWNSLEY, Willie
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18734
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Oct 1914
Disembarked: 21 May 1915
Date of Death: 01/06/1918 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: LXVII. E. 15.
Residence: 5, Mount Terrace, Mount St., Batley, Yorks. Native of Batley.
Birth Place: Bradford, c.1896
Additional Information: Son of Arthur and Annette Townsley (nee Gibson, m. Sep 1888, Dewsbury).
Employment: Warper, J Newsome & Sons, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 8 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TRAINER, James

Name: TRAINER, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10926
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
11th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 11 Nov 1914
Date of Death: 03/07/1916 Age: 22 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. B. 34.
Residence: 17 Spa Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 13 May 1894
Additional Information: Son of John and Bridget Trainer (nee Collins).
Employment: Hurrier at Colliery, then Goods Yard at Batley Station. Joined Regular Army in 1912
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TRUELOVE, Joseph Henry

Name: TRUELOVE, Joseph Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/2930
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked: 21 Dec 1914
Date of Death: 08/05/1915 Age: 28 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 36 and 55
Residence: 54 Healey Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 1888
Additional Information: Son of the late Mr Frank Truelove & Mrs Emily Truelove of 54 Healey Street, Batley
Employment: Piecer at Messrs Brigg & Sons, Docking Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 11 June 1915. Batley News, 30 Oct 1915 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Staincliffe Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TURNBULL, Joseph

Name: TURNBULL, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/826
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn Machine Gunner
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 1 Sep 1914
Date of Death: 11/07/1915 Age: 20
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Voormezeele Enclosure No 3, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: VII. B. 9.
Residence: 11 Back Richmond Street, Crossbank
Birth Place: Morley, c. 1895
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Mary Turnbull (nee Asquith, m. 3 Dec 1892, Morley, St Peter). Husband to Alice Turnbull (Nee Taylor, m. Oct 1914, registered Dewsbury)
Employment: Hurrier (1911)
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 30 Jul 1915. Dewsbury Reporter, 31 Jul 1915
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TURNER, Arthur

Name: TURNER, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 55420
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
12th/13th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Feb 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 18/04/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 19 to 23 and 162.
Residence: The Moss, 67 Talbot Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of Ellis and Laura Turner of The Moss, 67 Talbot Street, Batley
Employment: Father’s Rag Merchant Business, Field Lane, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 May 1918, 1 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

TYLER, Richard

Name: TYLER, Richard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 25894
Unit/Regiment: Gloucestershire Regiment
7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 1915
Disembarked: Balkans, 26 Nov 1915
Date of Death: 25/01/1917 Age: 38 years
How Died: Killed in Action, Mesopotamia
Cemetery: Basra Memorial, Iraq
Grave Ref: Panel 17.
Residence: Warwick Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Liversedge, c.1878
Additional Information: Son of William Tyler & Elizabeth Emma Tyler (nee Hinchcliffe). Husband of Mary Jane Tyler (nee O’Loughlin m. 1908)
Employment: Joshua Ellis & Co., Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 16 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

VASEY, Arthur

Name: VASEY, Arthur
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 118393
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“D” Bty. 113th Bde.
Enrolled: St Annes-on-Sea
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/10/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery: Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XXII. H. 20.
Residence: 20, Healey Street, Healey, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Blackpool, c.1894
Additional Information: Nephew to Henry and Margery Cragg of Marton, nr Blackpool. Husband of Agnes Vasey (nee Harrison, m. Mar 1913, Fylde) of Batley.
Employment: Assisting on Small Holding, Fylde (1911)
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11. St Annes on Sea War Memorial

VERO, William Scofield

Name: VERO, William Scofield
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33300
Unit/Regiment: Wiltshire Regiment
7th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Aug 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 07/10/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 9.
Residence: 4 Market Place, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of George Senior Vero and Annie Vero (nee Schofield) of 4 Market Place, Batley. Also served in Salonika.
Employment: Assisted Father, Gent’s Outfitter
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Obituary: Batley News, 26 May 1917, 19 Oct 1918
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

VOLLANDS, Herbert Swift

Name: VOLLANDS, Herbert Swift
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202498
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 5538)
2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/09/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Vis-en-Artois Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 8.
Residence: 27 Quarry Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c. Dec 1895
Additional Information: Son of the late Swift Vollands and Isabella Vollands (nee Lancaster, m. 1883, registered Dewsbury) of Quarry Street, Batley. Baptised 21 Jan 1903, Batley Carr, Holy Trinity.
Employment: Finisher, G & J Stubley, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 24 Jan 1919 (photo). Batley News, 11 Oct 1919 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

Wade - Walker

WADE, John Ernest

Name: WADE, John Ernest
Rank: Private
Service Number: 203390
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley Carr)
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 26/04/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 125 to 128.
Residence: 13 King Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley, c. Jul 1889
Additional Information: Son of John and Martha Wade, of 14, Clarence St., Batley. Husband of Alice Wade (nee Johnson, m. 6 Jun 1914, Batley Carr Holy Trinity).
Employment: Warper, G & J Stubley, Bottoms Mills
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton Ebenezer Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

WAINWRIGHT, Ben

Name: WAINWRIGHT, Ben
Rank: Private
Service Number: P5277
Unit/Regiment: Manchester Regiment
2nd Bn.
Enrolled: Manchester
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/07/1916 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery: Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. D. 20.
Residence: Roman Rd., Higher Broughton, Manchester.
Birth Place: Batley, 1 Jun 1886
Additional Information: Son of John William and Mary Ann Wainwright, of Batley Carr, Yorks. Husband of Annetta Wainwright (nee Lomax, m. Jun 1907, Dewsbury).
Employment: Grocer’s Assistant (1911)
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Sep 1916
Roll of Honour: Batley Carr Wesleyan Church (MacKenzie); Warwick Road JI & N School Diary
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

WALDEY, James Arthur

Name: WALDEY, James Arthur
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 152785
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
32nd Bde. H.Q.
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 27/01/1917 Age: 38 years
How Died: Died following an operation
Cemetery: Couin New British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: A. 3.
Residence: 1 Thomas Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 14 Apr 1878
Additional Information: Son of William and Martha Waldey, of Batley. Husband of Agnes Louisa Waldey (nee Battye, m. Apr 1900, Dewsbury).
Employment: Painter, Batley Co-op Society
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 9 Feb 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

WALFORD, Richard

Name: WALFORD, Richard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 5539
Unit/Regiment: Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
1st/7th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Jan 1916
Disembarked: Jul 1916
Date of Death: 03/09/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
Residence: 63A, Common Rd., Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Littletown, Liversedge, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of William Henry and Anastasia Walford (nee Carton, m. Oct 1891, Dewsbury).
Employment: Heckmondwike Manufacturing Company
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

WALKER, Albert

Name: WALKER, Albert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 209964
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 15 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 27/11/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, sustained Oct 1918
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: LI. C. 17.
Residence: 39, New St., Earlsheaton, Dewsbury, Yorks
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Jack and Hannah Walker, of King Street, Batley Carr, Dewsbury. Husband of Laura Walker (nee Sykes, m. 17 Mar 1917, Earlsheaton St Peter).
Employment: Dyer, J Fenton, Headfield Mills, Saviletown
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Dec 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; St Peter’s Church, Earlsheaton; Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

WALKER, Frank

Name: WALKER, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 201136
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, Nov 1914
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 12/07/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Queant Road Cemetery, Buissy, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: III. F. 29.
Residence: Bank Street, Mount Pleasant
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Joseph W and Priscilla Walker of Upper North Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley. Orderly to Company Sargeant Major
Employment: G H Hirst & Co., Savile Town
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Jul 1917, 28 Jul 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

WALKER, George

Name: WALKER, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 205475
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn Signaller
Enrolled: Batley, Jun 1917
Disembarked: Apr 1918
Date of Death: 29/05/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action / Died of Wounds. Shot through the throat.
Cemetery: Jonchery-sur-Vesle British Cemetery, France
Grave Ref: I. H. 11.
Residence: Princess Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 16 Oct 1890
Additional Information: Son of William and Mary Ann Walker (nee Allat, m. 19 Sep 1891, Dewsbury Moor, St John the Evangelist) of 16 Holland Street, Batley. Husband to Eliza Jane Walker (nee Welch, m. 12 Sep 1914, Wesleyan Centenary Chapel, Dewsbury).
Employment: Lorry Driver, J W Blackburn, Old Mill
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jun 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

WALKER, Ingham

Name: WALKER, Ingham
Rank: 2nd/Lt
Service Number:
Unit/Rgiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). (Formery Sgt 107910 MGC, Prev 12794 KRRC)
3rd Bn.
Enrolled: Dec 1915
Disembarked: 5 May 1916
Date of Death: 27/09/1918 Age: 26 years
How Died: Killed in Action during advance
Cemetery Beaumetz Cross Roads Cemetery, Beaumetz-les-Cambrai, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: F. 23.
Residence: Field Hill, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, Jul 1892
Additional Information: Son of Sarah Walker (nee Chapman), of 14, Field Hill, Batley, Yorks, and the late Tom Gill Walker. Commissioned 28 Jan 1918. Engaged to Miss Thompson of Bradford Road, Batley.
Employment: Leeds Teacher Training College
Marital Status: Engaged
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Sep 1916, 12 Oct 1918. Batley Reporter, 11 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; Batley Grammar School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

WALKER, James William

Name: WALKER, James William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43824
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
10th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 11/10/1917 Age: 33 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: New Irish Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: III. A. 12.
Residence: 27a Primrose Hill, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 17 Nov 1883
Additional Information: Son of John William and Nancy Joy Walker (nee Thurmand, m. 27 Oct 1883, Hanging Heaton, St Paul). Husband of Ella Walker (nee Archer, m. 14 Sep 1907, Hanging Heaton, St Paul)
Employment: Foreman (Rag Warehouse)
Marital Status: Married, 1 Child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11

WALKER, Percy

Name: WALKER, Percy
Rank: Private
Service Number: 37048
Unit/Regiment: Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) (Formerly 71526 RAMC)
11th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Oct 1915
Disembarked: Salonika, Mar 1916
Date of Death: 19/09/1918 Age: 25 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action in Salonika
Cemetery: Doiran Military Cemetery, Greece
Grave Ref: III. D. 14.
Residence: Court 2, Taylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of Benjamin and Henrietta Walker (nee Sharp) of Dale Street, Batley Carr. Husband to Harriett Walker (nee Micklethwaite, m. 26 Dec 1914, Purlwell St Andrews).
Employment: Dyer’s Labourer, Wormalds & Walker, dewsbury
Marital Status: Married, 1 child living, 1 child died
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Oct 1918 (photo), 26 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 11
Soldiers Story: Percy Walker

Waller - Ward

WALLER, Horace

Name: WALLER, Horace
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30144
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“C” Coy 10th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 30 May 1916
Disembarked: 14 Dec 1916
Date of Death: 10/04/1917 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Cojeul British Cemetery, Saint Martin-sur-Cojeul
Grave Ref: C. 55.
Residence: 82 Upper Road, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, 23 Sep 1896
Additional Information: Son of John Edward and Esther Waller, of Upper Road, Batley Carr. Victoria Cross awarded posthumously.
Employment: Assisted father, Plumber/Glazier
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: Victoria Cross. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Apr 1917 (photo), 16 Jun 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque 11. Dewsbury War Memorial, Section No 6
Soldiers Story: Horace Waller VC

WALLS, Edgar Stanley

Name: WALLS, Edgar Stanley
Rank: Private
Service Number: 29481
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 1916
Disembarked: Late 1916
Date of Death: 23/10/1918 Age: 36 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension, Nord, France
Grave Ref: VI. E. 12.
Residence: 109 Bradford Road West, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Mark and Mary Walls, of Batley. Husband of Annie Walls (nee Wigglesworth, m. 21 Feb 1905, Wellington Road Chapel, Dewsbury). Noted Organist.
Employment: Finishing Dept., R Talbot & Son, Bulrush Mill
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Nov 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 10 Jan 1919
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Batley Temperance Society
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque 11

WALSH, Richard Carroll

Obituary:Batley News, 27 Apr 1918, 30 Nov 1918 (photo)

Name: WALSH, Richard Carroll
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: KX/305
Unit/Regiment: Royal Naval Division
Howe Bn. (Attached 1st Royal Marine Bn. From Feb 1918)
Enrolled: Feb 1914
Disembarked: 1914
Date of Death: 24/03/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 1.
Residence: 55 Brownhill Road, Biratall, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, 3 Jul 1895
Additional Information: Son of Michael and Maggie Walsh (nee Barker) of 55 Brownhill Road, Birstall. One of the first Birstall men to see war service. (Antwerp, Dardanelles, Egypt & France).
Employment: Bye-worker, Howden Clough Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Apr 1918, 30 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill; Howden Clough Methodist Church; St Mary of the Angels RC Church,
Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque 11

WALSHAW, Arthur

Name: WALSHAW, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 36147
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 27571 West Yorkshire Regiment)
Depot
Enrolled: 24 May 1916
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 20/12/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died at Staincliffe Base Hospital
Cemetery: Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: E. “C.” 153.
Residence: 66 High Street, Earlsheaton, Dewsbury.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 28 Apr 1894
Additional Information: Son of Mrs. Mary Hannah Walshaw and the late Tom Walshaw. Husband of Martha E. Walshaw. Captured at Bullecourt c. 21 Mar 1918 and held captive at Munster. Repatriated in Nov 1918. Also served in Malta.
Employment: Wilson Brothers, Chickenley Mills
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Apr 1918, 25 May 1918, 28 Dec 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial; St Peter’s Church, Earlsheaton
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque 12

WALTON, Thomas

Name: WALTON, Thomas
Rank: Private
Service Number: 11420
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Sep 1914
Disembarked: 19 Jan 1915
Date of Death: 08/07/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Coxyde Military Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. D. 22.
Residence: 5 Quarry Street, Soothill
Birth Place: Batley, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Walton. Husband of Minnie Walton (nee Parker m. 12 Nov 1904). Reservist
Employment: Miner at Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 5 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Jul 1917 (photo). Batley Reporter, 3 Aug 1917
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill; St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque 12

WARD, Albert

Name: WARD, Albert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 27021
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 20912 East Yorkshire Regiment)
2nd Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Sep 1914
Disembarked: Egypt, Christmas 1915
Date of Death: 06/07/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died of Malaria in Mesopotamia
Cemetery: Baghdad (North Gate) Military Cemetery, Iraq
Grave Ref: XV. G. 9.
Residence: 19 Spurr Street, Batley
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of George and Margaret Jane Ward (nee Dodds, m. 23 Nov 1880, Bishop-Wilton, York.) of 19 Spurr Street, Batley
Employment: CWS Livingstone Mills, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 Aug 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill; St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque 12

WARD, Frank

Name: WARD, Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 200345
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“D” Coy 1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 1914
Disembarked: 13 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 30 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: No.2, Court 4, King Street, Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Ann Ward (nee Law, m. 1879, Batley All Saints Parish Church), formerly of Taylor Street, Batley. Husband of Ada Ward (nee Swift, m. 11 Sep 1909, Broomhill Chapel). Time-expired Territorial on outbreak of war.
Employment: Greaser, JT & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque 12

WARD, Fred

Disembarked:Mauritius, 5 Jul 1916

Name: WARD, Fred
Rank: Bombardier
Service Number: 53008
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
56th Coy
Enrolled: Attercliffe, 21 Nov 1914
Date of Death: 03/06/1919 Age: 31 years
How Died: Died of Bronchial Pneumonia at No1 General Hospital, Wynberg, Cape Town, South Africa
Cemetery Cape Town (Plumstead) Cemetery, Western Cape, South Africa
Grave Ref: Block UL. 54
Residence: 19 Cave Street, Selbourne Street, Attercliffe, Sheffield.
Birth Place: Batley, 10 Jul 1882
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Martha Hall Ibottson Ward (nee Swift, m. 3 Aug 1880, Batley All Saints). Husband to May Elizabeth Ward (nee Bottomley, m. 1 Jan 1909, registered Sheffield).
Employment: Butcher. Collier at time of enlistment
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: CWGC
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WARD, Joseph

Name: WARD, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 242941
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 6227)
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, 13 Sep 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 29/03/1917 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died in French Hospital. From the effects of a carbuncle which was followed by Septicaemia & Meningitis. Some reports say he may have been poisoned from drinking trench water.
Cemetery: Etaples Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: XXII. D. 15A.
Residence: 38 Beaumont Street, Mount Pleasant
Birth Place: Batley, c.1883
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Ann Ward (nee Law, m. 1879, Batley All Saints Parish Church), formerly of Taylor Street, Batley. Husband to Sarah Ward (nee Garner, m. 7 Sep 1910, Hanging Heaton St Paul). Brother to Frank Ward (Killed in Action 1 Jul 1916)
Employment: Yardsman, Wrigley & Parker Brothers
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 5 Apr 1917 (photo). Batley News 7 Apr 1917 (photo and CWGC under the name of James Ward)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque 12

WARD, William

Name: WARD, William
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: 45745
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
8th Bn
Enrolled: Bradford
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 04/10/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery: Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: IV. D. 34.
Residence:
Birth Place: Manningham, Bradford, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Sarah Ward, of 9, Victor Terrace, Manningham, Bradford, Yorks, and the late Sam Ward.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque 12

Watson - Whitaker

WATSON, Albert

Name: WATSON, Albert
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30823
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
“X” Coy. 6th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked: Sep 1916
Date of Death: 05/04/1917 Age: 27 years
How Died: Killed in Action, near Arras
Cemetery: Douai Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: A. 21.
Residence: 4, Warwick Cottages, Batley Carr, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of the late John and Sarah Watson, of Hanging Heaton, Batley; husband of Edith Annie Watson (nee Hirst m.18 Jul 1914 at Batley, St Thomas).
Employment: Dewsbury Co-operative Soc., Coal Department
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Apr 1917. Dewsbury Reporter 21 Apr 1917
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; United Methodist Church (Ebenezer), Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Dewsbury War Memorial; Earlsheaton Park War Memorial
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WATSON, Donald James

Name: WATSON, Donald James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 358110
Unit/Regiment: The King’s (Liverpool Regiment)
2nd/10th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 1916
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 02/01/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action by shell
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 31 to 34 and 162 and 162A and 163A.
Residence: “Oakroyd,” Grosvenor Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Morley, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Crowther and Rachel Ann Watson, of Milton House, Morley, Leeds. Husband of Clarice Senior Watson (nee Sheard, m. 2 Sep 1913, Batley St Thomas). Son-in-law of J S Sheard and Director of Brooke, Wilford & Co.
Employment: Brooke, Wilford & Co., Carlinghow
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Jan 1918. Batley Reporter, 15 Mar 1918. Dewsbury Reporter 12 Jan 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WATSON, Fred

Name: WATSON, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12/1555
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Enlisted 1914 but discharged. Subsequently re-enlisted into King’s Own Scottish Boarderers. Brother-in-law of Harry Fox).
12th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1914
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 02/08/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Wounds, France
Cemetery: Longuenesse (St. Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: V. D. 26.
Residence: Formerly of 28 Bankfoot Place, Batley
Birth Place: Ravensthorpe
Additional Information: Son of Mark and Elizabeth Ann Watson, of 13, Wilton St., Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Willeyer, Messrs. Simon Cooper, Batley
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 17 Aug 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WATSON, James Clifford

Name: WATSON, James Clifford
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 107298
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers
106th Field Coy.
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 28/05/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Soissons Memorial, Aisne, France
Grave Ref:
Residence: 12, Bankfields, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of George Clifford and Evelyn Watson. Brother of Mr. Herbert Morris Watson, of 12, Bankfields, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Walter Beckwith, Plumber, Station Road, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Jul 1919. Batley Reporter, 25 Jul 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WATSON, Joseph Arthur

Name: WATSON, Joseph Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 204710
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
2nd/5th (T.F.) Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 15/04/1918 Age: 31 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Le Grand Beaumart British Cemetery, Steenwerck, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Spec. Mem. II. B. 15.
Residence: 17 St Mary’s Place, Saville Town, Dewsbury, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 23 May 1886
Additional Information: Son of James and Lavinia Watson (nee Smith, m. 18 Aug 1879, Batley All Saints) of Churchfield Street, Batley. Husband of Emily Watson (nee Barker, m. 14 Feb 1912, Thornhill Lees Holy Innocents). Member of Batley Parish Church Choir from boyhood. Father was landlord of The Fleece (bottom of Stocks Lane, known as The Church Steps).
Employment: A Scarr & Sons, Ltd., Ironmongers
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter 4 May 1918 (photo).
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

WEBBER, Joseph

Name: WEBBER, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 594310
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
8th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jan 1915
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 41 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuille Wood, Somme, France
Grave Ref: V. H. 39.
Residence: 90 Lady Anne Road, Soothill
Birth Place: Hatfield, Yorks., c.1875
Additional Information: Son of Charlotte Webber and the late Robert Webber, of Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Pumpman, Soothill Wood Colliery
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 14 May 1915, 4 Aug 1916, 25 Aug 1916. Batley News, 31 Mar 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Congregationalist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WEBSTER, Fred

Name: WEBSTER, Fred
Rank: Private
Service Number: 32043
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment
13th Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, 27 Jun 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 15/06/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot dead by a sniper.
Cemetery: Albuera Cemetery, Bailleul-Sire-Berthoult, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: South A. 21.
Residence: 2 Ealand Road, Carlinghow
Birth Place: Batley, c.1889
Additional Information: Son of the late Beckett Webster and Mrs Mary Ellen Webster, 2 Ealand Road, Carlinghow
Employment: Tuner, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 21 Jul 1917 (photo). Batley Reporter, 13 Jul 1917
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley; Carlinghow Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WHARTON, Eric Fox

Name: WHARTON, Eric Fox
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 42998
Unit/Regiment: Lincolnshire Regiment (Formerly 2964, 14th Training Reserve Bn.)
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Leeds)
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 03/11/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Ghissignies British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: A. 41.
Residence: 13, Oakwood Drive, Roundhay, Leeds.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of the late Ernest Arthur and Rachel Mary Emma Wharton, Grosvenor House, Batley.
Employment: Father’s Manufacturing Business, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Nov 1918
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WHITAKER, Charles

Name: WHITAKER, Charles
Rank: Private
Service Number: 46267
Unit/Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment
7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Mar 1917
Disembarked: Dec 1917
Date of Death: 16/09/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, Somme, France
Grave Ref: VII. E. 30.
Residence: 7, Perseverance Terrace, Upper Mount St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c. Jan 1899
Additional Information: Son of James Walker Whitaker and Ada Whitaker (nee Lambert, m. 23 Oct 1897, Batley St Thomas).
Employment: Clerk, Batley Co-operative Soc.
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 19 Oct 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); Warwick Road JI & N School; Batley Co-operative Society Roll of Honour
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WHITAKER, Edgar

Name: WHITAKER, Edgar
Rank: Private
Service Number: 58301
Unit/Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) (Formerly 29910 KOYLI)
231st Coy.
Enrolled: Batley (Dewsbury), May 1916
Disembarked: Palestine, May 1917
Date of Death: 23/11/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Cambrai Memorial, Louverval, Nord, France
Grave Ref: Panel 12 and 13.
Residence: 1 Fox’s Buildings, Staincliffe.
Birth Place: Sowerby Bridge, 17 Jan 1893 (baptised 5 Apr 1893 Staincliffe Christ Church)
Additional Information: Son of Sheard and Mary Whitaker, 1 Fox’s Buildings, Staincliffe.
Employment: Cloth Miller, J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Dec 1917, 29 Dec 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Associated with Staincliffe Baptist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

Whitehead - Wilcock

WHITEHEAD, Leonard

Name: WHITEHEAD, Leonard
Rank: Private
Service Number: 60959
Unit/Regiment: Northumberland Fusiliers (Formerly 41675 West Yorks Regiment, 40004 KOYLI)
25th (Tyneside Irish) Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 22/04/1918 Age: 20 years
How Died: Died of Wounds from gas poisoning.
Cemetery: Winereux Communal Cemetery, France
Grave Ref: XI. F. 2A.
Residence: 47, Bromley Street, Common Side, Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, 24 Feb 1898
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Annie Elizabeth Whitehead of 47 Bromley Street, Common Side, Hanging Heaton, Batley
Employment: CWS Boot Manufacturing Store, Heckmondwike
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Apr 1918, 4 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WHITEHEAD, Rowland

Name: WHITEHEAD, Rowland
Rank: Private
Service Number: 333833
Unit/Regiment: Highland Light Infantry
9th (Glasgow Hds.) Bn.
Enrolled: Batley, May 1916
Disembarked: Christmas, 1916
Date of Death: 14/10/1918 Age: 34 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery: Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: XIII. D. 27.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, 8 Sep 1884
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Charlotte Whitehead (nee Wilkinson) of 2 Shay Cottages, Carlinghow. Baptised 8 Oct 1883. Derby recruit, resided in Canada prior to 1912.
Employment: R D Harrison & Co., Tanners, Wellington Street, Batley
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Oct 1918 (photo). Batley Reporter, 26 Apr 1918
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WHITEHEAD, Tom

Name: WHITEHEAD, Tom
Rank: Private
Service Number: 20592
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Leeds (Batley), 1915
Disembarked: 29 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 04/10/1917 Age: 26 years
How Died: Wounded and Missing. Presumed Killed in Aug 1918.
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 66 to 68.
Residence: 40 Grange Road, Soothill
Birth Place: Batley, c.1891
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Sarah Jane Whitehead (nee Gill) and the late Joshua Whiehead, of 40 Grange Road, Soothill
Employment: Wrigley & Parker, Greenhill Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 9 Feb 1918, 31, Aug 1918, 14 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Luke’s Church, Soothill; St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton; Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s); Soothill Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WHITELEY, Gilbert

Name: WHITELEY, Gilbert
Rank: Private
Service Number: G/11669
Unit/Regiment: The Buffs (East Kent Regiment)
7th Bn (formerly 6948 Royal Fusiliers)
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), May 1915
Disembarked: 14 Nov 1915
Date of Death: 04/10/1916 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 5 D.
Residence: Cross Park Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Henry & Annie Whiteley, of Cross Park Street, Batley
Employment: Coal Merchant, Batley G N Railway Goods Yard
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: >Batley News, 21 Oct 1916
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WHITELEY, Percy Atkinson Marsh

Name: WHITELEY, Percy Atkinson Marsh
Rank: Private
Service Number: 18290
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Scottish Borderers
1st Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), Feb 1915
Disembarked: Balkans, 18 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 03/07/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 4 A and 4 D.
Residence: 4, Hume St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, c. Apr 1892
Additional Information: Son of John Richard and Mary Whiteley (nee Colbeck). Husband of Annie Whiteley (nee Preston, m. 14 Sep 1912, Batley All Saints). Also served in Egypt. Arrived France Jun 1916.
Employment: Finishing Dept., W J R Fox & Sons.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Jul 1916, 5 Aug 1916, 31 Mar 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WHITELEY, Thomas George

Name: WHITELEY, Thomas George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 33938
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Jan 1917
Date of Death: 14/04/1917 Age: 34 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: Back Bond Street,batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Whiteley, Lyons Place, Wood Street, Batley. Reservist, enlisted Aug 1914 but discharged due to ill health in Dec 1914. Attested under Derby Scheme. Pal of Charles Avison.
Employment: George Heppenstall, Waste Merchants, Bradford Road.
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Apr 1917, 5 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WHITTAKER, George

Name: WHITTAKER, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 10952
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 10 Aug 1914
Date of Death: 28/10/1914 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 31
Residence: Court 4, 51, King Street, Batley Carr, Batley
Birth Place: Alverthorpe, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of John and Zillah Whittaker (nee Wood, m. 28 Dec 1891, Wrenthorpe St Anne) of Batley Carr. Fought at Mons.
Employment: Piecener at Messers R Wilson & Sons, Warwick Road. Enlisted as a Regular October 1913
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 Dec 1914
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WHITWHAM, Frederick

Name: WHITWHAM, Frederick
Rank: Corporal
Service Number: R/7706
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Royal Rifle Corps
9th Bn
Enrolled: Leeds
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 13/12/1917 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Oxford Road Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: V. F. 11.
Residence: Myrtle Cottages, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c. Jul 1896
Additional Information: Son of the late Friend Frederick and Eliza Whitwham (nee Towlson), of Union Street, Batley.
Employment: Pony Driver in Coal Pit (1911)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Warwick Road JI & N School Diary; Dewsbury War Memorial, Section No 6.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

WHITWORTH, Edward (Eddie)

Name: WHITWORTH, Edward “Eddie”
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43631
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
17th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Dec 1916
Disembarked: 28 Aug 1916
Date of Death: 08-Mar-1917 Age: 22 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 2 A and 2 C and 2 D
Residence: Hulton House, Boothroyd Lane, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Dewsbury, 4 Aug 1894
Additional Information: Son of Samuel Medley Whitworth and Mabel Whitworth (nee Wilcock, m. 1893, Thornhill Lees, Holy Innocents). Edward’s military records lost.
Employment: Assisted father in wholesale news agency at Wellington Road, Dewsbury
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 3 Mar 1917 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 24 Mar 1917, 31 Mar 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St John the Evangelist, Dewsbury Moor; Batley Grammar School; Dewsbury War Memorial, Section No 6.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILCOCK, Thomas Nelson

Name: WILCOCK, Thomas Nelson
Rank: Stoker 1st Class
Service Number: K/7713
Unit/Regiment: Royal Navy
H.M.S. “Queen Mary.”
Enrolled: 13 Jul 1910
Disembarked: HMS “Victory II” Nov 1914
Date of Death: 31/05/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action at Battle of Jutland
Cemetery: Portsmouth Naval Memorial, Hampshire, England
Grave Ref: Panel 20.
Residence:
Birth Place: Nailors Fold, Batley Car, 14 Jun 1892
Additional Information: Son of George and Mary Wilcock (nee Starkey, m. 24 Dec 1887, Dewsbury, St Philip the Apostle (Mission)) of 37 Kilmaine Road, Fulham, London.
Employment: 4 years service in Royal Navy before outbreak of war
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

Wilde - Wilson

WILDE, Isaac Henry

Heilly Station Cemetery.jpg

Name: WILDE, Isaac Henry
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15846
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Aug 1914
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 06/07/1916 Age: 29 years
How Died: Died of Wounds sustained 01/07/1916
Cemetery: Heilly Station Cemetery, Mericourt-L’Abbe, Somme, France
Grave Ref: I. F. 33.
Residence: 26 Back Ridgway Street, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c.1887
Additional Information: Son of Silas Wilde. Husband of Jane Wilde (nee Rhodes, m. 27 Nov 1909, Dewsbury All Saints).
Employment: Labourer
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 4 Aug 1916 (photo). Dewsbury Reporter, 5 Aug 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILDSMITH, George Frederick

Name: WILDSMITH, George Frederick
Rank: Private
Service Number: 763961
Unit/Regiment: London Regiment (Artists’ Rifles) (Formerly 9960)
28th (County of London) Bn.
Enrolled: Hollinwood, Oldham, 3 Dec 1915
Disembarked: France, 16 Feb 1917
Date of Death: 30/10/1917 Age: 39 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: XXXV. B. 21.
Residence: 34 Platting Road, Lydgate, Oldham (later 13 Birch Street, Seaforth, Liverpool)
Birth Place: Batley, c.1877
Additional Information: Son of George Albert and Eliza Ann Wildsmith, of Batley, Yorks. Husband of Nellie Kay Wildsmith (nee Thompson, m. 11 Mar 1909, Rochdale St Paul).
Employment: Manager to Cotton Waste Merchant
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Addenda

WILKINSON, Arthur

Name: WILKINSON, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: 41288
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Nov 1915
Disembarked: Mar 1917
Date of Death: 25/03/1918 Age: 23 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in Captivity. Captured 22 Mar 1918.
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 59 and 60.
Residence: 65 Albion Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Annie Wilkinson of Queen Street, Batley
Employment: Fettler, John Blackburn & Co., New Ing Mills
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918, 27 Jul 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILKINSON, David

Name: WILKINSON, David
Rank: Private
Service Number: 40054
Unit/Regiment: York and Lancaster Regiment. (Formerly 33994 KOYLI)
8th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jul 1916
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 26/02/1917 Age: 35 years
How Died: Died in a French Hospital
Cemetery: Hazebrouck Communal Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: I. D. 12.
Residence: 18 Mortimer Avenue, Healey
Birth Place: Thornhill Edge, c.1881
Additional Information: Son of Joseph and Ellen Wilkinson. Husband of Hannah Wilkinson (nee Moore, m. 19 Sep 1910, Batley Carr Holy Trinity).
Employment: G & J Stubley, Hick Lane Mill
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 9 Mar 1917 (photo), 28 Feb 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILKINSON, Robert

Name: WILKINSON, Robert
Rank: Able Seaman
Service Number: Tyneside/Z/8181
Unit/Regiment: Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve
Draft for BEF (Bomber) 10 Jul 1916, joined 8th Entrenching Battalion 13 Sep 1916, joined Drake Battalion 3 Mar 1917.
Enrolled: 1 Nov 1915
Disembarked: Jul 1916
Date of Death: 30/12/1917 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action at Marcoing, South West of Cambrai, France
Cemetery: Marcoing British Cemetery, Nord, France
Grave Ref: II. F. 1.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of Mr. Nelson Wilkinson & the late Mrs Elizabeth Wilkinson, of 8, Crowther St., Healey, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Fish & Game Dealer, Westmoreland
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 1 Feb 1918, 8 Feb 1918 (photo). Batley News, 4 Jan 1919 (classifieds)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Cross Bank Wesleyan Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILLIAMS, William

Name: WILLIAMS, William
Rank: Private
Service Number: 202063
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (Formerly 4772 KOYLI)
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 08/07/1916 Age: 00 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley
Additional Information:
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILSON, Alfred

Name: WILSON, Alfred
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 24539
Unit/Regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Leads (Headingley), 1915
Disembarked: Dec 1916
Date of Death: 27/08/1917 Age: 24 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 42 to 47 and 162.
Residence: Brookroyd
Birth Place: Birstall, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Illingworth and Sophia Wilson (nee Wear, m. 1887, registered Dewsbury) of Quarry Lane, Batley
Employment: Thomas Thompson, Cinomatograph Films, Greek Street, Leeds
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Sep 1917. Dewsbury Reporter, 22 Sep 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILSON, Arthur

Name: WILSON, Arthur
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 84421
Unit/Regiment: Royal Garrison Artillery
19th Seige Bty.
Enrolled: Batley, May 1916
Disembarked: Jun 1917
Date of Death: 07/08/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Franvillers Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. B. 14.
Residence: 35, Crescent St., Cross Bank, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1886
Additional Information: Son of Fred and Elizabeth Ann Wilson, of 35, Crescent St., Cross Bank, Batley.
Employment: Night Tenterer, J T & J Taylor, Blakeridge Mills, 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: Batley Wesleyan Methodist Church, Wellington Street; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILSON, Edward

Name: WILSON, Edward
Rank: Private
Service Number: 30957
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn.
Enrolled: Pontefract
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 07/10/1918 Age: 00 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in Germany between 15 Sep 1918 and 15 Dec 1918 (as P of W)
Cemetery: Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: XIV. G. 2.
Residence:
Birth Place: Batley, c.1892
Additional Information: Son of Hery Albert and Margaret Wilson of Trafalgar Street, Healey, Batley
Employment: Piecener
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary:
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILSON, Gilbert

Name: WILSON, Gilbert
Rank: Driver
Service Number: 107106
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers
98th Field Coy.
Enrolled: Batley , 1915
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 30/08/1918 Age: 27 years
How Died: Died from Illness (Gastritis)
Cemetery: Fienvillers British Cemetery, Somme, France
Grave Ref: C. 27.
Residence: 8, Westbrook Terrace, Carlinghow, Bradford Rd., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 8 May 1890
Additional Information: Son of Alfred and Lavinia Wilson (nee Clough) of West Brook Terrace, Batley.
Employment: Warper, G & J Stubley Ltd., Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 7 Sep 1918, 14 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; St John the Evangelist, Carlinghow, Batley.
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILSON, Harry

Name: WILSON, Harry
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 232937
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“A” Bty. 95th Bde.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, May 1917
Disembarked: Nov 1917
Date of Death: 21/03/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Pozieres Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Panel 7 to 10.
Residence: Yard 1, Purlwell Lane, Batley
Birth Place: Ravensthorpe, c.1898
Additional Information: Son of Mark and Emma Wilson (nee Hardwick, m. 17 Sep 1892, Batley St Thomas).
Employment: Middle-Minder, Joseph Auty & Co., Clerk Green Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILSON, Joseph

Name: WILSON, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 40729
Unit/Regiment: Leicestershire Regiment (Formerly 3081 KOYLI)
1st Bn (Attached to Trench Mortar Battery)
Enrolled: Batley, Dec 1914
Disembarked: 14 Apr 1915
Date of Death: 22/03/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Arras Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Bay 5.
Residence: 8 Back Taylor Street, Batley
Birth Place: Hanging Heaton, 14 May 1886
Additional Information: Son of John and Mary Ann Wilson (nee Townsley, m. 14 Oct 1883, Outwood, St Mary Magdalene) of 31 Taylor Street, Batley. Husband of Annie Wilson (nee Holmes, m. 18 Apr 1908, Birstall St Peter). Member of Batley F C second team.
Employment: Miner, West End Colliery
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 13 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); Batley R L Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILSON, Joshua Walker

Name: WILSON, Joshua Walker
Rank: Private
Service Number: 203560
Unit/Regiment: South Staffordshire Regiment
4th Bn
Enrolled: Heckmondwike (Staincliffe), Apr 1917
Disembarked: Oct 1917
Date of Death: 14/04/1918 Age: 21 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery: Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery, Belgium
Grave Ref: II. C. 9.
Residence: 47 Chapel Fold, Staincliffe
Birth Place: Staincliffe, 17 Nov 1895
Additional Information: Son of Joshua and Sophia Wilson (nee Webster, m. 1888, registered Dewsbury) of 47 Chapel Fold, Staincliffe
Employment: Millwright, Staincliffe Mill Yard. (Father’s Business)
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WILSON, Noah Lorriman

Name: WILSON, Noah Lorriman
Rank: Private
Service Number: 26522
Unit/Rgiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
7th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Sep 1915
Disembarked: Jan 1916
Date of Death: 06/04/1916 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Bard Cottage Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. D. 6.
Residence: 8 Back Spa Street, Batley
Birth Place: Born Alverthorpe, Yorkshire, c.1882
Additional Information: Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Wilson (nee Lumb, m. 10 Nov 1862, Batley All Saints). Husband of Nellie Wilson (nee Parker, m. 25 Jun 1904, Batley All Saints. Named Ellen Parker on military records). Territorial on outbreak of war. Persistent eye trouble leads to rejection/discharge on three separate occasions. Nickname “Pudden”
Employment: Brook’s Carbonising Works, Batley Carr
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 15 Apr 1916. Dewsbury Reporter, 15 Apr 1916
Roll of Honour: Batley Town Mission
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

Windle - Woodhouse

WINDLE, Norman

Name: WINDLE, Norman
Rank: Sapper
Service Number: 106899
Unit/Regiment: Royal Engineers
231st Field Coy.
Enrolled: Batley (Dewsbury), Aug 1915
Disembarked: 1916
Date of Death: 09/04/1918 Age: 28 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot by Sniper.
Cemetery: Ploegsteert Memorial, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 1.
Residence: Colwyn Terrace, Dewsbury Road, Leeds
Birth Place: Batley, c.1890
Additional Information: Son of the late Alfred and Sarah Ann Windle of 32 Norfolk Street, Batley. Husband to Elsie Windle (nee Bailey, m. Mar 1916, Hunslet)
Employment: Mason, G & J Mortimer, Contractor, Carlton Grange
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 27 Apr 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WINN, John

Name: WINN, John
Rank: Private
Service Number: 80419
Unit/Rgiment: Durham Light Infantry
1st/6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury (Batley), 1917
Disembarked:
Date of Death: 14/04/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Outtersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Bailleul, France
Grave Ref: IV. E. 10.
Residence: 27, Bank Fields, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Batley, 7 Jan 1899
Additional Information: Son of Henry and Maria Winn (nee Roberts, m. 13 Oct 1894, Batley All Saints). Enlisted along with Herbert Senior (died 1918).
Employment: J T & J Taylor, Cheapside Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 4 May 1918, 11 May 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Broomhill Methodist Church (Taylor Street, Batley); St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Batley Working Men’s Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WOMERSLEY, Frederick Wilton

Name: WOMERSLEY, Frederick Wilton
Rank: Gunner
Service Number: 3186
Unit/Regiment: Royal Field Artillery
“C” Bty. 246th Bde.
Enrolled: Bradford, Sep 1915
Disembarked: Apr 1916
Date of Death: 03/09/1916 Age: 21 years
How Died: Killed in Action / Died of Wounds. Killed by same shell as William Allerton and seven others.
Cemetery: Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Grave Ref: II. B. 6.
Residence: 15, Kilpinhill Lane, Staincliffe, Batley.
Birth Place: Dewsbury, c. Jan 1895
Additional Information: Son of Thomas Henry and Elizabeth Womersley (nee Walker).
Employment: Leeds Teacher Training College
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 16 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Upper Chapel, Heckmondwike
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WOOD, Herbert John Anthony

Name: WOOD, Herbert John Anthony
Rank: Private
Service Number: 12138
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
6th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury Aug 1914
Disembarked: 21 May 1915
Date of Death: 24/04/1916 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action. Shot whilst returning with working party.
Cemetery: Agny Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: B. 10.
Residence: 19 Bradford Road, Batley
Birth Place: East Ardsley, c.1893
Additional Information: Son of Herbert & Janet Ann Wood of 11 Bradford Road Central, Batley
Employment: Arthur Armitage, Rag Merchants, Dewsbury.
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 May 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Batley Central Methodist Church (Zion)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WOOD, James

Name: WOOD, James
Rank: Private
Service Number: 14747
Unit/Regiment: Coldstream Guards
No. 3 Coy. 4th Bn.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Dec 1914
Disembarked: 15 Aug 1915
Date of Death: 27/09/1916 Age: 36 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz
Grave Ref: I. D. 7.
Residence: Oxford Street, Mount Pleasant, Batley
Birth Place: Greenfield, Yorkshire, 8 Feb 1880
Additional Information: Son of William and Sarah Ann Wood. Husband of Lilyan Wood (nee Colbeck, m. 2 Dec 1905, Batley St Thomas) of 10, Upper North St., Batley, Yorks.
Employment: Certified Teacher, St John’s School, Dewsbury Moor
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 14 Oct 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Andrews Church, Purlwell; Conservative Club
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WOOD, Thornton

Name: WOOD, Thornton
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 1483676
Unit/Regiment: Connaught Rangers
3rd Bn
Enrolled: 27 May 1915
Disembarked: Discharged 27 June 1916
Date of Death: 28/10/1918 Age: 30 years
How Died: Died in Great Britain
Cemetery: Dewsbury Cemetery
Grave Ref: J. 852.
Residence: 20 Quarry Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Car, c.1888
Additional Information: Son of Harry and Clare Wood of Staincliffe, Batley. Husband of Eleanor Wood (nee Holt, m. 17 Oct 1908, Batley St Thomas).
Employment: Card Cleaner, Track Road, Batley
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement:
Obituary:
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe; Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WOODHALL, George Alfred

Name: WOODHALL, George Alfred
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 33346
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Goole, 1916
Disembarked: Nov 1916
Date of Death: 14/04/1917 Age: 23 years
How Died: Killed in Action, France
Cemetery: Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Grave Ref: Pier and Face 11 C and 12 A.
Residence: Crown Hotel, Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Whitley Bridge, c.1894
Additional Information: Son of George Henry and Sarah Jane Woodhall, of Crown Hotel, Staincliffe, Batley, Yorks.
Employment: J Croysdale’s Flour Mills, Whitley Bridge
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 May 1917
Roll of Honour: Christ Church Staincliffe
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WOODHEAD, Arthur William Bayldon

Name: WOODHEAD, Arthur William Bayldon
Rank: Private
Service Number: S/43194
Unit/Regiment: Seaforth Highlanders (Formerly 4771)
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Dec 1915
Disembarked: Jun 1916
Date of Death: 30/12/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died of Wounds in French hospital
Cemetery: Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VIII. C. 185.
Residence: 26 Hanover Street, Batley
Birth Place: Batley, 5 May 1897
Additional Information: Son of Walter and Kate Evelyn Woodhead (nee Bayldon, m. 17 Aug 1896, Batley All Saints), of 26, Hanover Street, Batley, Yorks. Pal of Arthur Sheard
Employment: Assisted father, Walter Woodhead, Commission Agent
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 6 Jan 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: All Saints Parish Church Batley; St Mary of the Angels RC Church, Batley; St Andrews Church, Purlwell
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WOODHEAD, Joe

Name: WOODHEAD, Joe
Rank: Private
Service Number: 3/697
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd Bn
Enrolled: Wakefield
Disembarked: 11 Nov 1914
Date of Death: 07/05/1915 Age: 23 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 47
Residence: 9 New Street, Batley. (Address of sister, Miss Mary Woodhead)
Birth Place: Charlton Brook, Ecclesfield, Sep 1891
Additional Information: Son of John Woodhead and the late Elizabeth Woodhead (nee Myers, m. 22 Aug 1874, Kirkburton, All Hallows).
Employment: Miner, Soothill
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 26 Feb 1916 (photo). Batley Reporter, 28 May 1915
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12
Soldiers Story: Joe Woodhead

WOODHOUSE, Harry

Name: WOODHOUSE, Harry
Rank: Acting Bombardier
Service Number: 127733
Unit/Rgiment: Royal Field Artillery
“B” Bty. 86th Bde.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, Jan 1916
Disembarked: France, Jul 1916
Date of Death: 14/09/1916 Age: 19 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery Berks Cemetery Extension, Hainaut, Belgium
Grave Ref: I. H. 9.
Residence: 10 King Street, Batley Carr, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1897
Additional Information: Son of Ernest and Jane Ann Woodhouse (nee Medley, m. 26 Nov 1892, Batley All Saints), of 10 King Street, Batley Carr
Employment: G H Hirst & Co., Alexandra Mill, Batley
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 23 Sep 1916. Batley Reporter 29 Sep 1916
Roll of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Batley Carr; Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

Woods - Yates

WOODS, Hugh

Name: WOODS, Hugh
Rank: Private
Service Number: 15/1261
Unit/Rgiment: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
15th Bn
Enrolled: Colsterdale, Yorkshire (Batley), Mar 1915
Disembarked: Egypt, 22 Dec 1915
Date of Death: 01/07/1916 Age: 20 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: 100, Wellington Street, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Moseley, Birmingham, 7 Jul 1895
Additional Information: Son of Dr. John Hall Woods and Margaretta Woods (nee Chenhalls, m. Penzance, Cornwall, Apr 1893).
Employment:
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 22 Jul 1916 (photo). Batley Reporter, 28 Jul 1916 (photo), 22 Sep 1916 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Wheelwright Grammar School, Dewsbury
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WRIGLEY, Alfred

Name: WRIGLEY, Alfred
Rank: Ex-Private
Service Number: 48481
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Depot
Enrolled: 11 Dec 1915
Disembarked: Discharged 15 Mar 1918
Date of Death: 01/07/1919 Age: 42 years
How Died: Died of Meningitis, at Pensions Hospital, Staincliffe
Cemetery: Batley Cemetery, Yorkshire, England
Grave Ref: A. 42.
Residence: 1 Trinity Street, Batley Carr
Birth Place: Batley Carr, c.1877
Additional Information: Son of Sarah Ann Wrigley of 8 Victoria Street, Batley Carr. Discharged on account of wounds.
Employment: Layer On at rag machine
Marital Status: Married, 3 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 5 Jul 1919
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WRIGLEY, Arthur

Name: WRIGLEY, Arthur
Rank: Private
Service Number: Private
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
2nd/4th Bn
Enrolled: Batley, Jun 1917
Disembarked: Oct 1917
Date of Death: 12/03/1918 Age: 32 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Roclincourt Military Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VI. A. 6.
Residence: 15, Primrose Hill, Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Mossley, Yorkshire, c.1885
Additional Information: Son of John Thomas and Jane Ann Wrigley. Husband of Nellie Wrigley (nee Hughes, m.25 Nov 1905, Batley All Saints).
Employment: Spinner, Bankfoot Mill
Marital Status: Married, 2 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 30 Mar 1918. Batley Reporter, 22 Mar 1918
Roll of Honour: Purlwell Methodist Church
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WRIGLEY, George Hallas

Name: WRIGLEY, George Hallas
Rank: L/Cpl
Service Number: 201828
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
1st/4th Bn
Enrolled: Soothill
Disembarked: 9 Jul 1915
Date of Death: 20/10/1917 Age: 17 years
How Died: Died of Wounds
Cemetery: Tyne Cot Memorial, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Grave Ref: Panel 108 to 111.
Residence: Crown St., Batley, Yorks.
Birth Place: Liversedge, c. Jan 1898
Additional Information: Son of George Mitchell and Mary Ellen Wrigley, of Crown St., Batley, Yorks. Grandson of Mrs Crossley, 112 Grange Road, Batley.
Employment:
Marital Status:
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley Reporter, 2 Nov 1917
Roll of Honour: Hanging Heaton War memorial (St Paul’s)
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WROE, George

Name: WROE, George
Rank: Private
Service Number: 16452
Unit/Regiment: King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
9th Bn
Enrolled: Dewsbury
Disembarked: 11 Sep 1915
Date of Death: 27/09/1915 Age: 20 years
How Died: Missing, presumed Killed in Action
Cemetery: Loos Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: Panel 97 and 98.
Residence: 28 Wellington Street, Batley.
Birth Place: Batley, c.1895
Additional Information: Son of Mrs Martha Ann Wroe. Brother of Joseph Wroe, Died of Wounds 25 Apr 1917.
Employment: Cutter, C. Robinson & Co., Carlinghow
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour:
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WROE, Joseph

Name: WROE, Joseph
Rank: Private
Service Number: 43700
Unit/Regiment: Machine Gun Corps (Formerly 4790 KOYLI)
202nd Coy.
Enrolled: Dewsbury, 1915
Disembarked: Aug 1916
Date of Death: 24/04/1917 Age: 36 years
How Died: Died of Wounds. Wounded 24 Apr 1917 whilst conveying message by bicycle.
Cemetery: Bethune Town Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: VI. D. 70.
Residence: 2 Pitt Street, Dewsbury
Birth Place: Batley, c. Jan 1881
Additional Information: Husband of Mary Wroe (nee Howgate, m. 17 May 1901, Daw Green St John the Baptist). Brother of George Wroe (Killed in Action 26/27 Sep 1915)
Employment: Dyer, Mark Oldroyd & Sons
Marital Status: Married, 6 children
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 12 May 1917 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

WYER, George Fredk.

Name: WYER, George Fredk.
Rank: Private
Service Number: 65796
Unit/Rgiment: Northumberland Fusiliers
1st/5th Bn
Enrolled: Halifax, 1917
Disembarked: 31 Mar 1918
Date of Death: 01/06/1918 Age: 19 years
How Died: Died in Captivity
Cemetery Cologne Southern Cemetery, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
Grave Ref: XII. G. 26.
Residence: 10, Warwick Mount, Batley, Yorks. Native of Halifax, Yorks.
Birth Place: Halifax, c.1899
Additional Information: Son of Herbert Edmund and Letitia Wyer (nee Western, m. 2 May 1896, Halifax, St John the Baptist), of 16 Warwick Mount, Batley. Herbert remarried Emily Wharton 15 Sep 1917. George was captured two days after arrival in France. Held at Limburg.
Employment: Piecener, Hick Lane Mills
Marital Status: Single
Medal Entitlement: The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 25 May 1918, 23 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: Warwick Road JI & N School
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

YATES, Stephen Frank

Name: YATES, Stephen Frank
Rank: Private
Service Number: 8219
Unit/Regiment: Scots Guards
2nd Bn.
Enrolled: Leeds (Birstall)
Disembarked: Oct 1914
Date of Death: 02/11/1918 Age: 24 years
How Died: Died of Influenza
Cemetery: St. Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine-Maritime, France
Grave Ref: S. II. BB. 18.
Residence: Birstall
Birth Place: Birstall, c.Jan 1894
Additional Information: Son of John George an Annie Maria Yates, 69 Intake Lane, Brownhill. Husband of Hilda Yates (nee Johnson, m. Dec 1917, Leeds), of 16, Beanlands Parade, Ilkley, Yorks. Brother of Thomas Yates (K in A 28 Aug 1918).
Employment: Howden Clough Colliery. Regular Soldier since 1910.
Marital Status: Married
Medal Entitlement: The 1914 Star + Clasp. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 28 Aug 1915, 9 Nov 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12

YATES, Thomas William (Edward)

Name: YATES, Thomas William (Edward)
Rank: Private
Service Number: 13761
Unit/Regiment: Coldstream Guards
2nd Bn. Stretcher Bearer
Enrolled: Wakefield (Kirkhamgate), Nov 1914
Disembarked: 8 Jun 1915
Date of Death: 28/08/1918 Age: 29 years
How Died: Killed in Action
Cemetery: Mory Street Military Cemetery, St Leger, Pas de Calais, France
Grave Ref: B. 1.
Residence: Kirkhamgate, Nr Wakefield
Birth Place: Howden Clough, 18 Jun 1888
Additional Information: Son of Mr & Mrs John George Yates of Intake Lane, Brownhill. Husband to Annie M Yates (nee Elliott). Brother of Stephen Yates (d. 2 Nov 1918), Pal of Robert Teale.
Employment: Miner, Kirkhamgate, Wakefield
Marital Status: Married, 1 child
Medal Entitlement: The 1914-15 Star. The British War Medal, 1914-18. Victory Medal.
Obituary: Batley News, 1 Jan 1916 (photo), 14 Sep 1918 (photo)
Roll of Honour: St Saviour’s Brownhill
Memorial: Batley War Memorial, Plaque No 12