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World War One - 1914-18 - Other Ranks

Spenborough Branch

CLECKHEATON'S  FINEST

 

The Spenborough Roll of Honour for the

First World War

 

Researched

by

 Charlie Turpin

 

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Spenborough encompasses the towns and villages of Cleckheaton, Liversedge, Gomersal, Scholes, Flush, Millbridge, Hightown, Roberttown, Norristhorpe and some smaller communities, in the heart of West Yorkshire.

The War Memorial in Cleckheaton now lists the names of 508 servicemen and one female nurse who lost their lives in the Great War or died in the three years after from wounds received or illness associated with the war. When the Memorial was unveiled in 1922 by Lt Colonel Alfred Mowat it commemorated 470 dead, 4 names were added in the late 1920's and a further 35 were added in July 2000 following my research and these appear at the end of the roll. The total losses form about 20% of the young men who enlisted during the conflict. Many more men died in the 1920's and 30's from the effects of wounds and gas but their contribution was largely unrecognised.

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Lambs to the slaughter. The pictures show some of the young men of the Cleckheaton Company of the 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment before they went to war in April 1915, many of them never to return. This Territorial Battalion was the local one and is referred to frequently in the text.

 

ROLL OF HONOUR  (see also addenda following this list for further names)

 

ABBOTT , George

15-1385 Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals). Died of shrapnel wounds received in the attack on Serre on 1 July at a base hospital on 9 July 1916 age 17. He is buried in Le Treport Military Cemetery, nearDieppe,France. George lived with his parents in Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton  and must have only been 15 or 16 years old when he enlisted in 1914.

 

ADAMS , Albert

18-1570 Private 18th West Yorkshire Regiment (2nd Bradford Pals). Killed in action on 4 September 1918 whilst serving with the 12th battalion age 24. He has no known grave and is listed on the Vis enArtois Memorial to the Missing, south ofArras. He lived on Strawberry Bank, Liversedge.

 

ADDY , Ernest

184457 Private  Royal Field Artillery. Enlisted in August and died three weeks later on 5 September 1916 at home following an attack of influenza whilst in training at Ripon. Had previously been rejected as unfit due to a weak heart. He is buried in Liversedge Cemetery. Lived Greenfield Cottage, Roberttown.

 

AKED , Thomas Henry

34592 Private 2/4th West Riding Regiment. Previously West Yorkshire Regiment into which he enlisted in 1915. Killed in action by shrapnel on 2 September 1918 age 32. He is buried in Vaulx Hill Cemetery, near Bapaume, France. Lived Carr Street, Cleckheaton.

 

AKERS , Sam

51997 Private 7th East Yorkshire Regiment. Previously West Yorkshire Regiment into which he enlisted in 1914. Killed in action by a single gun shot on 4 November 1918 age 23. Buried Ghissignies British Cemetery in northern France. He lived with his parents at 28 Bradford Road, Cleckheaton.

 

ALDERSON , FRANK

32730 Private 8th York and Lancaster Regiment. Conscripted into West Riding Regiment in 1916. Killed in action on Messines Ridge, Belgium on 7 June 1917 age 34. His body was never identified and he is commemorated on the Menin Gate to the Missing, Ypres, Belgium. Wife lived 24 Moorbottom, Cleckheaton.

 

ALDERSON , NAYLOR

240121 Private 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the attack on Bullecourt on 3 May 1917 age 23. No known grave and is listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived with mother in Cross Street, Norristhorpe.

 

ANDERSON, FRED

24021 Private in the Labour Corps, formerly of the Lincolnshire Regiment. He was hit by a bomb dropped from an aeroplane in the Ypres area and died of his wounds on 31 October 1917 age 30. Buried in the Duhallows ADS Cemetery near Ypres, Belgium. Lived with wife at Clare Road, Cleckheaton.

 

ANDERTON , WILLIAM LYON  *

See separate booklet Officers who fell in the Great War.

 

ARMSTRONG , ALBERT EDWARD

M2/192394 Private in the Army Service Corps. Albert was killed in action in the Ypres area on 12 November 1917 age 29 and is buried in the Dozinghem Military Cemetery near Poperinghe, Belgium. His home was on Dewsbury Road, Cleckheaton.

 

ARMYTAGE , ARTHUR

2329/200607 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment (the local territorial battalion). Killed in action on 3 September 1916 in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, a German stronghold, near Thiepval on the Somme. He has no known grave and is listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing. Lived Northgate House, Cleckheaton.

 

ASQUITH , JOHN HUBERT

2335 Corporal 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed instantly by a shot through the head from a sniper whilst preparing breakfast in the trenches at Boesinghe on 22 November 1915. Age 21. He is buried in Talana Farm Cemetery, Boesinghe, near Ypres. Lived Clarendon House, Cleckheaton.

 

ASQUITH , PAUL

43051 Private 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 16 August 1917 at Passchendaele. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Passchendale, near Ypres. Lived Rayners Avenue, Hightown.

ASTBURY , WILLIAM

3598 Private 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Shot through the head whilst on sentry duty on 16 June 1915 and died instantly, age 22. Former reformatory school boy who was adopted by a family in Norristhorpe. Buried in the Rue David Cemetery, Fleurbaix, France.

 

AUTY , WALTER

34740 Private 12th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 11 April 1918 north of Armentieres age 19. No known grave, listed on the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Wood Street, Flush.

 

BACKHOUSE , ERNEST

5055/202207 Private 2/4th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action on 3 May 1917 during the attack on Bullecourt age 23. His body was never found and he is listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing in France. Lodged at Albion Street, Cleckheaton.

 

BAILEY , REGINALD

200178 Serjeant 17th Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action attacking the Schwaben Redoubt, Somme on 15 October 1916 age 31. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. The family home was the Confectioners Shop, Northgate, Cleckheaton.

 

BAINES , BENJAMIN

23018 Private 15th Cheshire Regiment (Bantams). Died in a base hospital of wounds sustained during the Battle of Arras on 11 April 1917 age 24. Buried in the St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, France. Lived in Knowles Lane, Gomersal.

 

BALMFORTH , WILLIAM

1069 Corporal 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Died in hospital at Merville of wounds sustained to the head in the Ypres area on 15 May 1915 age 26. He is buried in the Merville Communal Cemetery, France. Parents lived Church Street, Cleckheaton.

 

BANNER , WILLIAM EDWARD

12362 Private 10th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action at Contalmaison, Somme on 10 July 1916 age 22. He has no known grave and is listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. Wife lived Listing Lane, Gomersal.

 

BARBER , BERTRAM

27882 Private 3rd Grenadier Guards. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 31 July 1917 age 25. He has no known grave and is listed on the Menin Gate to the Missing, Ypres. Lived with his parents at Springfield House, Moorside, Cleckheaton.

 

BARKER , NORRIS WILLIAM

3701 Private 5th  Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds sustained in the attack on High Wood during the Battle of the Somme on 16 September 1916. Buried in Dernacourt Communal Cemetery Extension on the Somme. Lived Roberttown Lane, Liversedge.

 

BARKER , WILLIE

18-1164 Private 18th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Died from wounds sustained in the attack on Neuve Chapelle on 27 July 1916 age 21. He is buried in Merville Communal Cemetery, France. Parents lived Hardy Street, Scholes.

 

BARRACLOUGH , DENNIS HAMMOND

10400 Able Seaman, Royal Naval Reserve, HMS Mary Rose, drowned on 17 October 1917 age 26. No known grave, listed on the Chatham Memorial to the Missing at Sea, Chatham, England. Lived at the Sewage Works, Oakenshaw.

 

BARRACLOUGH , FRED

108659 Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action in Salonika on 2 August 1918, age 29. Buried in the Karasouli Military Cemetery, Greece. His wife lived in Brooke Street, Cleckheaton.

 

BARSTOW , RAWDON

16-1547 Private 16th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Died of illness sustained in France in Ashington Hospital, England on 13 December 1916 age 42. He is buried in the Whitechapel Churchyard, Cleckheaton. Wife and 6 children lived in Brooklyn Street, Cleckheaton.

 

BATES , RALPH CECIL

27512 Sergeant, Kings African Rifles. Died at home from wounds received in the war on 30 September 1920 age 27. Buried New Wortley Cemetery, Leeds. Lived Edward Street, Cleckheaton.

 

BATES , SAMUEL

28611 Private 6th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died after the war, possibly in Barnsley, but no trace of any details. Lived North Terrace, Norristhorpe.

 

BATES , WILLIAM

48406 Private  83rd company Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action in Salonika on 1 November 1916 age 20. Buried in the Struma Military Cemetery, Greece. Lived at the Smithies, Heckmondwike.

 

BATTYE , HARRY  *

58483 Private 2nd Yorkshire and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds 9 October 1918 age 31. Buried Tincourt New British Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Lived Manor Street, Scholes.

 

BATTYE , JOHN EDWARD  *

12182 Private 7th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action by a shell splinter on the Redan Ridge on 2 August 1916 age 22. Buried in the Sucerie Military Cemetery, Somme, France. Lived Manor Street, Scholes.

 

BEAUMONT , C EDWIN

253702 Corporal (Farrier) Army Service Corps. Died from influenza in Italy on 24 October 1918 age 23. Buried St Aglieno Cemetery, Genoa, Italy. Lived Albion Street, Millbridge.

 

BEAUMONT , WILLIE

12780 Private 1st Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 8 May 1915 age 19. No known gave, listed on the Menin Gate, Ypres. Lived Church Lane, Gomersal.

 

BELL , ARTHUR

11660 Private 10th West Riding Regiment.Died in hospital of wounds sustained at Contalmaison, Somme on 31 July 1916 age 38. Buried Daours Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme. Wife and 7 children lived at Walton Cross, Hightown.

 

BENSON , ARTHUR

1460 Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Died of gas poisoning sustained in the Battle of the Somme on 26 July 1916. Buried Mesnil Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme. Lived Market Street, Liversedge.

 

BENSON , HARRY

18702 Private 2nd West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the Battle of Arras on 3 May 1917 age 21. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Bleak Street, Gomersal.

 

BENTLEY , CLIFFORD

14802 Private 12th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds sustained during the Battle of Loos on 30 September 1915 age 21. Buried Noeux les Mines Communal Cemetery, France. Lived Forge Lane, Norristhorpe.

 

BENTLEY , HARRY

401453 Private 15th Canadian Scottish Regiment. Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on 26 September 1916. No known grave, listed on the Vimy Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Claremont Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

BENTLEY , JOHN

18-1041 Private 12th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action at Bazentin Wood, Somme on 14 July 1916 age 19. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Somme. Lived Heaton Street, Cleckheaton.

 

BENTLEY , PERCY

54120 Corporal, Royal Engineers (Cyclist Section). Killed in an accident at Tidworth Camp, England on 3 June 1915 age 19. Buried Whitcliffe Cemetery, Cleckheaton. Lived Howard Park, Cleckheaton.

 

BERRY , ARTHUR

12-1130 Private 12th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of sickness in Egypt on 25 December 1915 age 26. Buried in Port Said War Memorial Cemetery. Lived Lime Street, Cleckheaton.

 

BLACKBURN , BYRON

201401 Private 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Died in hospital in Warrington on 29 November 1917 due to wounds sustained in Belgium and  the amputation of a leg, age 25. Buried in Heckmondwike Upper Congregational Chapel Churchyard. Lived Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton.

 

BLAMIRES , GEORGE

250744 Private 15th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action in the final advance to victory on 7 November 1918 age 26. Buried in the Dourlers Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Northgate, Cleckheaton.

 

BLAMIRES , HARRY

23703 Private 2nd West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 11 April 1917 during the battle of Arras age 28. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Upper Lane, Gomersal.

 

BOOTH , BEN  *

268355 Private 2/4 West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the attack on Marfaux, France on 20 July 1918 age 28. Buried Marfaux British Cemetery, near Rhiems, northern France. Lived Watergate, Littletown.

 

BOOTH , HARRY  *

46565 Lance Corporal 10th Northumberland Fusiliers. Died from shrapnel wounds to the head on 17 June 1918 during the Italian Campaign age 27. Buried Dueville Communal Cemetery Extension, Italy. Lived Watergate, Cleckheaton.

 

BOTTOMLEY , FRED

32372 Private 2nd  West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 31 August 1918 south of Arras in the advance to victory. No known grave, listed on the Vis en Artois Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Scholes Lane, Scholes.

 

BOWLES , ARTHUR WILLIAM

201964 Private 9th  West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds sustained in the Ypres area on 12 November 1917 age 23. Buried in the Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Cheapside, Cleckheaton.

 

BRIGGS , HERBERT

13564 Private 10th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele on 17 October 1917. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Moor Lane, Gomersal.

 

BROADBENT , HORACE

242065 Lance Sergeant 2/6th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 20 November 1917 age 26. Buried Sains les Marquion British Cemetery, Marquion, France. Lived Bradford Road, Littlletown.

 

BROADHEAD , JOSEPH

17200 Private 10th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action on 27 September 1915 during the battle of Loos. No known grave, listed on the Loos Memorial to the Missing, Northern France. Lived Castle Hill, Gomersal.

 

BROADHEAD , JOSEPH

1778 Private 1/4th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action on 7 July 1916 in Thiepval Wood, Somme age 20. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Somme. Lived Union Road, Liversedge.

 

BROADLEY , JAMES WILLIAM

17891 Private 9th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of disease in Egypt after being evacuated sick from Gallipoli on 10 October 1915 age 18. Buried in Chatby Military Cemetery, Alexandria. Lived Wormald Street, Heckmondwike.

 

BROADWITH , ARTHUR

23565 Private 9th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 25 April 1917 during the battle of Arras age 26. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Syke Fold, Cleckheaton.

 

BROOK , JOHN THOMAS

203084 Private 2/6th West Riding Regiment. Died of illness whilst at Cannock Chase Training Camp on 12 January 1918. Buried Cannock Chase War Cemetery, Staffordshire, England. Lived Lockwood Place, Cleckheaton.

 

BROOKE , AMBROSE

14983 Sergeant 10th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 1 July 1916 at Fricourt, Somme age 28. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Somme. Lived Hindley Road, Millbridge.

 

BROOKE , GILBERT HENRY

78914 Private,Tank Corps. Killed in action on the Somme on 21 March 1918 age 28. No known grave, listed on the Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, Somme, France. Lived West House, Gomersal.

 

BROOKE , HORACE

75710 Private 22nd Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action during the German Spring offensive on 26 April 1918 at Villers Bretonneaux, Somme age 18. Buried Villers Bretonneaux Military Cemetery. Lived Headlands View, Hightown.

 

BROOKE , SAM

200630 Private 1/5th West Riding Regiment. Died of illness following appendix operation in the Somme area of France on 28 May 1917 age 36. Buried in the Achiet le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme. Lived Serpentine Road, Cleckheaton.

 

BROOKE , WILLIAM EWART

22487 Lance Corporal 14th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on the Somme on 28 March 1918 age 20. No known grave, listed on the Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, Somme. Lived Bradford Road, Cleckheaton.

 

BROWN , FREDRICK EDWIN

5709 Sergeant 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds sustained during the Battle of the Aisne on 14 September 1914 age 30. Buried Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension, Aisne, France. Lived Moorside, Cleckheaton.

 

BRYAN , EDGAR

12-1127 Private 12th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action by a shellburst in the Armentieres area on 18 September 1918 age 22. Buried Pont D'Achelles Military Cemetery, France. Lived Heaton Street, Cleckheaton.

 

BRYAN , PERCY CLAYTON

27073 Private 7th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action at Fricourt during the battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 age 21. Buried Bray Road British Cemetery, Fricourt, France. Lived South Parade, Cleckheaton.

 

BURROWS , JAMES COOKE

See separate booklet Officers who fell in the Great War.

 

BURTON , WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE

32332 Private 2nd Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of Arras on 24 April 1917 age 30. Buried in the Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras, France. Lived Prospect Place, Cleckheaton.

 

BUTTERFIELD , ERNEST

2920 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shot from a sniper at Boesinghe on 30 October 1915 age 19. Buried at Talana Farm Cemetery, Boesinghe, near Ypres, Belgium. Lived School Terrace, Scholes.

 

BUTTERFIELD , JOHN

32008 Private 20th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action during the battle of the Somme at Flers on 16 September 1916. He has no known grave and is listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing of the Somme. Lived Ash Cottage, Scholes.

 

BUTTERWORTH , SAM

16-1650 Private 16th West Yorkshire Regiment (1st Bradford Pals). Badly wounded during the Battle of the Somme at Bazentin le Grand and died in hospital in Birmingham, England on 16 September 1916 age 20. Buried Whitechapel Churchyard, Cleckheaton. Lived Greenside, Oakenshaw.

 

CARTER , JEBEZ

38786 Private 16th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Killed in action on 3 May 1917 in the attack on Gavrelle. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Church Lane, Gomersal.

 

CARTER , GEORGE  *

4-1962 Corporal 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Wounded during bombing practice at Berles, Somme and died of his wounds in Bristol Hospital on 25 January 1917 age 22. Buried Whitcliffe Cemetery, Cleckheaton. Lived Mayfield Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

CARTER , TOM  *

29473 Private 14th Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action on 23 October 1916 age 28 in the Loos area. No known grave, listed on the Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Westgate, Cleckheaton.

 

CARVER , HARRY LIONEL

102759 Private 7th Notts & Derby Regiment. Killed in action on the 18 April 1918 at Kemmel age 29. No known grave, listed on the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Mother lived Victoria Street, Cleckheaton.

 

CHALKLEY , ALFRED WILLIAM

29455 Private 14th Highland Light Infantry. Killed in action on 28 November 1917 during the battle of Cambrai age 25. No known grave, listed on the Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived High Street, Flush.

 

CHAPMAN , ERNEST

27390 Private 10th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 1 July 1916 at Fricourt on the first day of the battle of the Somme age 26. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Headland Terrace, Liversedge.

 

CHILD , JOSEPH ALFRED

See separate booklet Officers who fell in the Great War.

 

CLARKE , EDWARD

27553 Private 18th West Yorkshire Regiment (2nd Bradford Pals). Killed in action in the attack on Rossignol Wood, Hebuterne on 2 March 1917 age 26. Buried Gommecourt British Cemetery No 2, Hebuterne, France. Lived Albert Street, Cleckheaton.

 

CLAYTON , LAWRENCE  *

10724 Private 1st Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action on 10 March 1915 during the battle of Neuve Chapelle age 25. No known grave, listed on the Le Touret Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Clayton Fields, Cleckheaton.

CLAYTON , PERCY  *

15829 Private 10th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Fricourt, Somme on 1 July 1916 age 22. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Clayton Fields, Cleckheaton.

 

CLEGG , BURTON

217542 Sapper 200 F C Royal Engineers. Killed in action 23 October 1918 age 31. Buried Kooigem Churchyard, Kortrijk, Belgium. Lived Moor Lane, Cleckheaton.

 

CLIFF , HARRY

4-1258 Lance Sergeant 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, Thiepval, Somme on 3 September 1916 age 23. Buried in the Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval. Lived 18 Northgate, Cleckheaton.

 

CLOUGH , ARTHUR

35743 Sergeant 9th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action on 9 April 1917 on the first day of the battle of Arras age 25. Buried Cojeul British Cemetery, France. Lived Union Road, Liversedge.

 

CLOUGH , JOE

M2/194136 Army Service Corps. Killed in action by a shellburst on 29 July 1917 in the Ypres area age 24. Buried Duhallows ADS Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Broomfield Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

CLOUGH , JOSEPH

24517 Private 2/7th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds on 2 December 1917 sustained in the battle of Cambrai during an attack on Bourlon village, age 27. Buried Grevillers British Cemetery, France. Lived Moor Lane, Gomersal.

 

CLOUGH , THOMAS WILLIAM

46284 Private 2/4th London Regiment. Killed in action on 24 April 1918 during the second battle of the Somme age 19. No known grave, listed on the Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Victoria Road, Gomersal.

 

COCKSEDGE , HARRY

7487 Private 16th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on 21 September 1917 in the Ypres area age 24. Buried Coxyde Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Moorbottom, Cleckheaton.

 

COLBENSON , SAMUEL

46259 Private 13th York & Lancaster Regiment (Barnsley Pals). Killed in action on 26 June 1918 in the Balieul area. Buried Outersteene Communal Cemetery Extension, Balieul, France. Lived Liversedge.

 

COLLETT , HARRY  *

J49879 Seaman, Royal Navy. Lost at sea when HMS Shark was sunk by a torpedo during the battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916 age 23. No known grave, commemorated on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England. Lived at the Gasworks, Gomersal.

 

COLLETT , JOHH ELVIN  *

40682 Private 23rd Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Scottish). Killed in action 11 February 1917 south of Ypres age 25. No known grave, listed on the Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium. Lived Queen Street, Gomersal.

 

COLLINGWOOD , GILBERT  *

4358 Signaller 3/4th Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action on 9 April 1917 on the first day of the battle of Arras age 20. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Well Street, Flush.

 

COLLINGWOOD , NORMAN  *

14397 Private 8th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action at Ovillers, Somme on 24 September 1916 age 21. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Somme, France. Lived Well Street, Flush.

 

COLLINSON , HENRY

4-2871 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shellburst on 16 October 1915 in the Boesinghe area age 23. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boesinghe, Belgium. Lived Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton.

 

COLLINSON , RAWSON

63784 Private 8th West Yorkshire Regiment(Leeds Rifles). Died of wounds to chest sustained near Rheims on 29 July 1918 age 18. Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, France. Lived William Street, Liversedge.

 

COOPER , HAROLD

3348 Sapper, Royal Engineers. Killed in action by an exploding shell during the battle of the Somme on 3 September 1916 age 25. Buried Bouzincourt Communal Cemetery Extension, Somme, France. Lived Sunfield Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

CRAWSHAW , HARRY

38430 Private15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals). Died of gunshot wounds sustained in the Etrun area on 18 June 1917 age 23. Buried Duisans British Cemetery, France. Lived South Parade, Cleckheaton.

 

CROSSLEY , ARTHUR SIDNEY

24647 Private 9th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds sustained during the second battle of the Somme on 18 September 1918 age 28. Burried Varennes Military Cemetery, France. Lived Lark Hill, Cleckheaton.

 

CROWTHER , JOHN WILLIAM

62505 Private 5th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action north of Bapaume on 2 September 1918 age 18. Buried Vaulx Hill Cemetery, France. Lived Cleckheaton.

 

CROWTHER , SAM

27391 Private 10th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action at Fricourt on 1 July 1916 age 26. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Tatton Street, Liversedge.

 

CURTIS , JOHN ALEXANDER

16-1692 Private 16th West Yorkshire Regiment. Discharged sick on 28 Mar 1916 age 44. Possibly buried N Bierley in 1918. Lived Lime Street, Cleckheaton.

 

DAWSON , JOHN HENRY

20043 Private 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action near Cambrai on 8 October 1918 age 28. Buried Masnieres British Cemetery, Marcoing, France. Lived Bleak Street, Gomersal.

 

DAY , GEORGE GLADSTONE

19036 Private 9th York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme at Ovillers on 1 July 1916. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Yew Tree Terrace, Liversedge.

 

DENERLEY , ERNEST

Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home on 15 June 1920 after never recovering from wounds sustained from being buried by a shell in July 1917 age 25. Lived Pyenot Hall Lane, Cleckheaton.

 

DENHAM , John Leonard

49808 Gunner, 157 Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action in Palestine on 8 November 1917. Buried Gaza War Cemetery, Israel. Lived Union Road, Liversedge.

 

DOBSON , FRANK

200142 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds to the head sustained in the Ypres area on 12 December 1917 age 23. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Lime Street, Cleckheaton.

 

DOWSON , GEORGE

4-1628 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Died from wounds sustained during the attack on Glimpse Cottage, Boesinghe in the Ypres Sector on 25 November 1915 age 21. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. Lived Brooke, Street, Cleckheaton.

 

DRAKE , ERNEST

10671 Private 2nd West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 6 January 1915 in the Bailleul area. Listed on the Menin Gate to the Missing, Ypres. Lived John William Street, Cleckheaton.

 

DRAKE , REGINALD

M2/175812 Army Service Corps. Drowned en route to Egypt when his ship, HMS Transylvania was sunk by a submarine off Italy on 4 May 1917 age 23. Buried Savona Town Cemetery, Italy. Lived Providence Villas, Scholes.

 

DRANSFIELD , HARRY

160481 Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds on 7 June 1918 in the Orleans area age 22. Buried Orleans Main Cemetery, France. Lived Pavement Street, Cleckheaton.

 

DREW , ERNEST

241960 Sergeant 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 20 July 1918 in the battle for Marfaux age 31. Buried Marfaux British Cemetery, France. Lived Sampson Street, Liversedge.

 

DUDDY , JOSEPH JAMES

7550 Private 1st Cheshire Regiment. Died as a Prisoner of War at Giessen Camp on 5 December 1917. Buried Neiderzwehren Cemetery, Germany. Lived Raw Nook, Low Moor.

 

DYSON , LEONARD

42215 Private 1/4th Royal Scots. Died of wounds sustained in the battle for Ecoust on 23 September 1918 age 21. Buried Ecoust St Mein British Cemetery, France. Lived Queen Street, Gomersal.

 

ECCLES , GEORGE BURTON

4-1136 Lance Corporal 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 3 September 1916 during the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, Thiepval, Somme, age 25. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Roberts Street, Cleckheaton.

 

ELLIS , HARRY

4-2349 Sergeant 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds to the head sustained in the Boesinghe area on 15 December 1915 age 27. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Foundry Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

ELLIS , HARRY

27400 Private 10th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme at Fricourt on 1 July 1916 age 23. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Heaton Street, Cleckheaton.

 

ELLIS , LEWIS ARTHUR

27080 Private 2nd Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme on 22 March 1918 age 25. No known grave, commemorated on the Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Westcliffe Road, Cleckheaton.

 

ELLIS , MARSDEN

24739 Private 8th  West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 6 May 1917 during the battle of Arras age 19. Buried Hermies British Cemetery, France. Lived Lumb Lane, Liversedge.

 

ELLIS , WILLIE ALEXANDER

132830 Private 33rd Machine Gun Corps. Died of wounds sustained in the Rouen area on 28 September 1918 age 19. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Heaton Street, Cleckheaton.

 

ELSEY , PERCY

4-1570 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by poisonous gas 19 December 1915 in the Boesinghe area age 19. Buried in Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boesinghe, Belgium. Lived Serpentine Road, Cleckheaton.

 

EXLEY , FRANK  EDWARD

108656 Gunner 99th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Died of wounds sustained on the Somme on 20 June 1918 age 40. Buried Aire Communal Cemetery, France. Lived Canary Street, Cleckheaton.

 

FAWCETT , HARRY

4355 Private 1/4th Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action on 5 August 1916 whilst attacking Fricourt Wood during the battle of the Somme age 27. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Ramsden Street, Littletown.

 

FAWCETT , PERCY

30328 Private 1st Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 28 March 1918 in the Arras area age 21. Buried Point du Jour Military Cemetery, Athies, France. Lived West View, Hightown.

 

FAWCETT , SAM

38656 Private 8th York and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action in the battle for Passchendaele on 27 August 1917 age 28. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Iron Street, Cleckheaton.

 

FEARNLEY , HARRY

20884 Private Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action during the third battle of Ypres on 22 October 1917 age 35. No known grave, commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Heaton Street, Cleckheaton.

 

FEARNSIDE , ROBERT HEDLEY

3967 Private 2nd Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 9 May 1915. No known grave, listed on the Le Touret Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Heaton Street, Cleckheaton.

FEATHER , ERNEST

31705 Private 13th York & Lancaster Regiment (Barnsley Pals). Died of pneumonia on 23 October 1918 resulting from chest wounds sustained in 1916 age 25. Buried Les Barques Military Cemetery, Calais, France. Lived Halifax Road, Cleckheaton.

 

FEATHERS , SAM

50001 Private 4th Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action 20 April 1918. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Scholes Lane, Scholes.

 

FENTON , DAVID HUSTON

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FIRN , ARTHUR

202800 Lance Corporal 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds on 28 November 1917 sustained in the battle of Cambrai the previous day age 27. Buried Rocquigny Equancourt Military Cemetery, France. Lived Popley Farm, Gomersal.

 

FIRTH , CHARLES

8830 Private 8th Seaforth Highlanders. Died in hospital in March 1918, never recovering from severe wounds he received prior to being discharged from the Army in 1917 age 25. Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery, Yorkshire, England.

Lived Dysons Buildings, Littletown.

 

FIRTH , HARRY

21484 Private 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 28 December 1915 age 19. Buried Poperinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Union Road, Liversedge.

 

FIRTH , RICHARD

241087 Private 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Died of severe gunshot wounds to the side sustained in the Rouen area on 28 July 1918 age 21. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Commonside, Roberttown.

 

FIRTH , THOMAS

16-1681 Private 12th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action during the attack on Bazentin le Grand, Somme on 14 July age 37. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, Somme, France. Lived Hardy Street, Scholes.

 

FISHER , HERBERT

18252 Private 10th Scottish Rifles. Killed in action on the first day of the battle of Loos on 25 September 1915. No known grave, listed on the Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Moorbottom, Cleckheaton.

 

FISHER , HOBSON

241040 Private 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of Bullecourt on 3 May 1917 age 23. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Redvers Mount, Norristhorpe.

 

FITTON , WALTER RAIKES

40971 Private 10th Lincolnshire Regiment (Grimsby Chums). Killed in action on 28 May 1917 during the battle of Arras. Buried Roeux British Cemetery, France. Lived South Parade, Cleckheaton.

 

FLINT , WILLIE

20125 Private 1st Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 at Beaumont Hamel age 21. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Industrial Street, Hightown.

 

FROST , JAMES WILLIAM

16-1666 Private 16th West Yorkshire Regiment (1st Bradford Pals). Killed in action at Serre on the first day of the battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Halifax Road, Hightown.

 

FURNESS , ERNEST

52076 Private 9th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 4 November 1918 in the advance to victory age 29. Buried Poix du Nord Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived School Street, Roberttown.

 

FURNESS , HAROLD

268335 Private 2/6th West Riding Regiment. Died of chest wounds sustained at Bullecourt on 8 May 1917 age 23. Buried Achiet le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, Fance. Lived Union Fold, Heckmondwike.

 

FURNISS , GEORGE HENRY

27370 Private 10th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action at Fricourt on the first day of the battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 age 28. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Horncastle Street, Cleckheaton.

 

GILL , CHARLES   *

6099 Lance Corporal 12th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 4 October 1917 age 26. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Quarry Road, Millbridge.

 

GILL , JOHN

200087 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action at Nieppe on 10 April 1918. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Westgate Square, Cleckheaton.

 

GILL , MILES  *

202002 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, Thiepval on 3 September 1916 age 29. Buried Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, France. Lived Old Leeds Road, Heckmondwike.

 

GOLDTHORP , BEN CROOK  *

C- 12965 Rifleman 21st Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 5 August 1917. No known grave, listed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived West House, Cleckheaton.

 

GOLDTHORP , FRANK  *

3585 Lance Corporal 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shellburst in Aveluy Wood, Somme on 16 August 1916 age 32. Buried Connaught Cemetery, Thiepval, France. Lived West House, Cleckheaton.

 

GOLDTHORPE , FRANK

27th Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in hospital in Leeds on 15 February 1921 age 32. Never recovered from wounds sustained during three years in the war. Buried St Johns Churchyard, Cleckheaton. Lived Pavement Street, Cleckheaton.

 

GOMERSALL , FRANK

2692 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed instantly when shot by a sniper whilst assisting a wounded colleague near Ypres on 25 August 1915 age 23. No known grave, commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Northgate, Cleckheaton.

 

GOMERSALL , FRED

27083 Corporal 4th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action during the second battle of the Somme on 23 March 1918. No known grave, listed on the Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Carr Street, Cleckheaton.

 

GOODALL , GRANVILLE

235201 Private 2nd West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 9 April 1917 the first day of the battle of Arras age 31. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Norristhorpe Lane, Liversedge.

 

GORE , ARTHUR

S40362 Private, Cameron Highlanders. Killed in action on Passchendaele Ridge on 12 October 1917 age 34. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Lower Lane, Gomersal.

 

GOUGH , FRED

204035 Private 5th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in the final advance to victory on 15 October 1918 age 21. No known grave, listed on the Soissons Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Arnold Street, Liversedge.

 

GOULD , E

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GREAVES , ARTHUR

33413 Private 11th Lancashire Fusiliers. Killed in action by a sniper in the Bethune area on 18 October 1917 age 24. Buried Cambrin Military Cemetery, France. Lived Scott Lane, Gomersal.

 

GREEN , ARTHUR JOHN

G78487 Private 4th Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds sustained in the Beaulencourt area on 10 October 1918. Buried Grevilliers British Cemetery, France. Lived Cliff Bank, Cleckheaton.

 

GREEN , LEONARD

20210 Private 10th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on the Menin Ridge by a shellburst on 7 June 1917 age 20. No known grave, listed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Huddersfield Road, Roberttown.

 

GREEN , SIDNEY

S-1455 2nd Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action during the battle of Arras on 28 April 1917 age 20. No known grave, commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived St Peg Lane, Cleckheaton.

 

GREGORY , WALTER JOHN

TR6/38177 Private, Leicestershire Regiment. Died at home on 14 March 1918 from unknown cause. Buried St Marys Churchyard, Gomersal. Lived Moor Lane Top, Gomersal.

 

GWYNN , JOHN THOMAS

65185 Private Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action by a shellburst in the St Quentin area on 3 April 1917 age 20. Buried Savy British Cemetery, France. Lived Garden Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HAIGH , FRANCIS

Private 1/4thWest Riding Regiment. Died at home on 17 March 1919 never recovering from wounds sustained on the Somme in October 1916 age 28. Buried Liversedge Cemetery, England. Lived Ramsden Street, Littletown.

 

HAIGH , FRANK EDWARD

30167 Private 5th Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 27 October 1917 age 33. Listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Howard Park, Cleckheaton.

 

HAIGH , WILFRED

1522 Private 1st Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Ypres on 13 April 1915 age 20. No known grave, listed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Ings Villa, Norristhorpe.

 

HAINSWORTH , CLARENCE

T44167 Able Seaman, HMS Negro, Royal Navy. Drowned when two British destroyers accidentally collided in the North Sea on 21 December 1916 age 20. No Known grave, listed on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England. Lived Hill Top, Gomersal.

 

HALEY , JAMES EDWARD

38684 Private Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of pneumonia in Doelali hospital on 19 October 1918 age 21. Buried Doelali Government Cemetery, India. Lived Brooke Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HALEY , JOHN

306479 Private 1/5th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 6 October 1917 in the battle for Passchendaele Ridge age 26. Buried Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium. Lived George Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HALEY , SAM

24822 Private 2/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Lagnicourt area on 20 August 1917 . No known grave, commemorated on the Soissons Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Wyke Lane, Oakenshaw.

 

HALEY , WILLIAM

41652 Private 24th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action in the Arras area on 3 December 1917 age 26. Buried Wancourt British Cemetery, France. Lived Knowles Lane, Gomersal.

 

HALL , ALFRED

31275 Lance Corporal 8th East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 26 September 1917 age 22. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Queen Street, Gomersal.

 

HALL , WILLIE WRAY

29588 Private 4th East Yorkshire Regiment. Died as a prisoner of war on 8 October 1918. Buried Glageon Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Hill Street, Flush.

 

HALMSHAW , ERNEST

24243 Private 2nd West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of Arras on 3 May 1917. Buried Browns Copse Cemetery, Roeux, France. Lived Church Lane, Roberttown.

 

HALMSHAW , JOSEPH

16-1474 Private 16th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 at Serre age 20. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Whitclffe Road, Cleckheaton.

 

HAMMOND , WILLIAM

15643 Private 8th West Riding Regiment. Died at home on 7 July 1917 age 28. Buried Liversedge Cemetery, England. Lived New Street, Flush.

 

HAMPSHIRE , HAROLD

14610 Sergeant 8th Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds sustained at Passchendaele on 18 October 1917 age 36. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived South View, Hightown.

 

HANSON , FRED

128079 Sergeant, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action by a shellburst in the preparations for the attack on Passchendaele on 30 July 1917 age 21. Buried Brandhoek New Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Industrial Street, Hightown.

 

HARDISTY , HARRY

4-2393 Sergeant 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a trench mortar in the Ypres area on 16 October 1915 age 38. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery, Boesinghe, Belgium. Lived Carr Street, Littletown.

 

HAREWOOD , WILLIE

306744 Private 2/7th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of Bullecourt on 3 May 1917 age 21. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived South Parade, Cleckheaton.

 

HARGREAVES , ROBERT

5211 Driver 9th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action by a shellburst on 2 August 1916 at Fricourt during the battle of the Somme age 33. Buried Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, France. Lived Springfield Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

HARGREAVES , SILVESTER

241047 Private 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 3 May 1917 during the battle of Bullecourt age 21. No known grave, commemorated on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Lumb Lane, Liversedge.

 

HARGREAVES , WALTER

18623 Lance Corporal 13th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on 2 April 1917 during the battle of Arras. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Wyke Lane, Oakenshaw.

 

HARPER , ROBERT

18411 Private 8th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action in the Messines area on 11 June 1916 age 28. No known grave, commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Kitchener Street, Oakenshaw.

 

HARTLEY , RICHARD

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HARRISON , ARTHUR

L/5575 Driver Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds sustained in the Ligny area on 31 August 1918 age 33. Buried Ligny St Flochel British Cemetery. France. Lived Bank Street, Millbridge.

 

HARRISON , THOMAS WILLIAM BUCKNELL

32630 Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals). Killed in action at Gavrelle on 3 May 1917 age 20. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Lower Popley Farm, Liversedge.

 

HAWKSWORTH , HARRY  *

4-2347 Lance Corporal 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shellburst in Thiepval Wood during the battle of the Somme on 8 July 1916 age 32. Buried Aveluy Wood Cemetery, France. Lived Heaton Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HAWKSWORTH , JOHN  *

7595 Private 2nd Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds to the head in Boulogne Hospital on 16 March 1915. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. Lived Nepshaw Lane, Gomersal.

 

HAYES (HAYS) , JOSEPH

16/1659Private 1/8th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles). Killed in action at Montagne de Bligny on 28 July 1918 age 25. Buried Courmas British Cemetery, France. Lived Union Road, Liversedge.

 

HAYNES , ARTHUR

19032 Private 9th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Armentieres on 2 February 1916 age 22. Buried Bonjean Military Cemetery, France. Lived New Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HEATON , JOHN

3/3464 Private 1st Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Ypres on 8 May 1915 age 41. No known grave, commemorated on the Menin Gate to the Missing, Ypres. Lived Birdacre, Gomersal.

 

HEELEY , LOWRIE

205296 Private 1/6th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in the final advance to victory on 1 November 1918 in Artois. No known grave, listed on the Vis en Artois Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Whartons Buildings, Millbridge.

 

HEGARTY , JOHN

16938 Private 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds sustained in the Bethune area on 4th October 1915 age 20. Buried Chocques Military Cemetery, France. Lived Walton Cross, Hartshead.

 

HEMINGWAY , CLARENCE

302824 Private 2/6th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of chest wounds on 21 November 1917 sustained in the Battle of Cambrai age 19. Buried Rocquigny Equancourt Road British Cemetery, France. Lived Hirsts Buildings, Hightown.

 

HEMINGWAY , HERBERT

44990 Private 2nd Lincolnshire Regiment. Died of wounds in hospital in England after receiving severe wounds to the thigh in France on 9 May 1918 age 19. Buried Roberttown Churchyard, England. Lived Commonside, Roberttown.

 

HEMINGWAY , FRED

29290 Private 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 16 August 1917 at Passchendaele. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Church Lane, Gomersal.

 

HEPWORTH , HAROLD THOMAS

17/1266 Lance Corporal 17th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bantams). Died of wounds received from a shellburst at Guillemont during the battle of the Somme on 26 August 1916 age 19. Buried Corbie Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Fitton Buildings, Hightown.

 

HEPWORTH , NORMAN

21318 Private 7/8th Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Killed in action on 15 September 1916 at Courcelette during the battle of the Somme. Buried Adanac Military Cemetery, France. Lived Broomfield Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

HEY , HARRY  *

19890 Private 11th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on 11 February 1915 in the Armentieres area age 24. Buried Brewery Orchard Cemetery, France. Lived Serpentine Road, Cleckheaton.

 

HEY , JOSS  *

200416 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Died in hospital in England on 11 November 1918  from wounds received in Belgium age 29. Buried Cleckheaton New Cemetery, England. Lived Marsh Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HILL , GILBERT

3/2022 Lance Corporal 6th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action during the second battle of the Somme on 24 April 1918. No known grave, listed on the Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Providence Buildings, Liversedge.

 

HINCHCLIFFE , FRANK

738(S) Marine, Royal Marines. Killed in action in the Dardenelles on 3 May 1915. No known grave, listed on the Helles Memorial to the Missing, Turkey. Lived Providence Buildings, Liversedge.

 

HIRST , ALFRED

26779 Driver Royal Field Artillery. Died of a heart attack whilst on active service on 27 January 1917 age 20. Buried Couin British Military Cemetery, France. Lived Naylors Buildings, Cleckheaton.

 

HIRST , ALFRED EDISON

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HIRST , CHARLES

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HIRST , HAROLD

260063 Private 1/6th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in the Armentieres area on 3 July 1917 age 27. Buried Laventie Military Cemetery, France. Lived Whitechapel Lane, Cleckheaton.

 

HIRST , RAYMOND

53641 Private 19th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action by a shellburst during the second battle of the Somme on 17 April 1918 age 28. Buried Martinsart British Military Cemetery, France. Lived Lower Lane, Gomersal.

 

HIRST , SAM

14547 Private 10th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds sustained during the battle of Loos on 26 September 1915 age 29. Buried Chocques Military Cemetery, France. Lived Cross Street, Liversege.

 

HIRST , WALTER

204801 Private 2/4th Northumberland Fusiliers. Died at home of influenza on 11 November 1918 age 29. Buried Liversedge Cemetery, England. Lived Taylor Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HODGSON , GEORGE

7210 Private 9th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action at Warlencourt during the battle of the Somme on 5 November 1916 age 21. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Victoria Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HODGSON , TOM

17796 Private 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in the Armentieres area on 23 October 1915 age 22. Buried Rue Petillon Military Cemetery, France.

Lived Queen Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HODGSON , WILLIE

49942 Rifleman 1/6th Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action at Ypres on 20 September 1917 age 28. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Cross Street, Oakenshaw.

 

HOLMES , JAMES

Steward, Merchant Navy (SS Framefield). Died at home on the 15 December 1916. Buried Liversedge Cemetery, England. Lived Union Road, Liversedge.

 

HOLROYD , ERNEST

TZ8180 Able Seaman, Royal Naval Division. Died at home on 8 September 1920 never having recovered from the effects of being gassed in 1917 age 31. Buried Liversedge Cemetery, England. Lived Ramsden Street, Littletown.

 

HOLROYD , PERCY

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HOPKINSON , WILLIAM EWART

3386 Private 9th London Regiment. Died of wounds to the chest and abdomen sustained in the Fleurbaix area on 6 June 1915 age 24. Buried Bailleul Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Booth Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HORNE , GEORGE WILLIAM

36195 Private 13th York and Lancaster Regiment (Barnsley Pals). Died of wounds sustained in the German Spring Offensive on 31 March 1918. Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Lived Hirsts Buildings, Hightown.

 

HORSFALL , JACKSON

52249 Private 9th Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action at Aveluy during the battle of the Somme on 16 November 1916 age 23. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Sykes Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HORTON , HARRY

24747 Private 2nd West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 15 April 1918 age 22. No known grave, listed on the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Peaseland Road, Cleckheaton.

 

HOWARTH . JAMES

16-1525 Private 1/6th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds sustained in the battle of Passchendaele on 8 September 1917 age 25. Buried Zantvoorde British Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Edward Street, Littletown.

 

HUGHESMAN , GEORGE HENRY

105767 Private Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of pneumonia in Wimereaux hospital on 14 November 1918 age 31. Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery, France. Lived Brooke Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HUNNEYBELL (HONEYBELL) , FRANK

12704 Private 1st Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action by a shot to the head at Neuve Chapelle on 24 March 1915 age 23. Buried Wulverghem- Lindenhoek Road Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Gordon Terrace, Roberttown.

 

HUNT , CHARLIE

54204 Private 1/6th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action south of Ypres on 11 April 1918 age 29. No known grave, listed on the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Westgate Square, Cleckheaton.

 

HURLEY , ARTHUR

32377 Private 8th York and Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds on 28 May 1917 age 32. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Sykes Street, Cleckheaton.

HUTCHINSON , DANIEL

30261 Private 10th East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Pals). Killed in action during the battles of the Lys on 28 June 1918. Buried Aval Wood Military Cemetery, France.

 

HYDE , CHARLES STUART  *

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HYDE , EUSTACE EMIL  *

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IBBOTSON , GEORGE HENRY

2047 Trooper, Household Cavalry. Killed in action during the battle of Bullecourt on 3 May 1917 age 19. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Upper Lane, Gomersal.

 

ILLINGWORTH , ALBERT

18096 Private 9th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action near Fricourt during the battle of the Somme on 7 July 1916 age 42. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Pyenot Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

IRISH , EDWARD

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JACKSON , ARNOLD

53649 Private 19th Durham Light Infantry. Died of wounds following a gas attack in the Ypres area on 24 November 1917 age 20. Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Halifax Road, Millbridge.

 

JACKSON , FRANK

39602 Private 7th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in the Morchies area on 27 June 1917 age 34. Buried Noreuil Australian Cemetery, France. Lived Beauregard Street, Flush.

 

JACKSON , FRED

51168 Private 10th East Yorkshire Regiment (Hull Pals). Killed in action in the Ypres area on 28 September 1918 age 25. Buried Underhill Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Fisher Square, Norristhorpe.

 

JACKSON , FRED HULME

53316 Lance Corporal 15th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action by shell fire at the battle of Passchendaele on 15 October 1917 age 24. Buried Divisional Collecting Post Cemetery Extension, Belgium. Lived Lumb Lane, Liversedge.

 

JACKSON , JOHN HARDY

93221 Air Mechanic, Royal Flying Corps. Drowned when the troopship HMT Osmaniah was sunk by a mine outside Alexandria harbour on 31 December 1917 age 32. No known grave, commemorated on the Chatby Memorial to the Missing, Egypt. Lived Lower Bleak Street, Gomersal.

 

JACKSON , LEONARD

54993 Private 10th Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Killed in action in the battle for Passchendaele on 26 September 1917 age 28. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived William Street, Liversedge.

 

JACKSON , WILFRED

16-195 Private 16th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Died of wounds in hospital in France sustained during the battle of the Somme on 12 July 1916 age 26. Lived Hill Top, Gomersal. Buried St Sever Cemetery, Rouen.

 

JAMES , HERBERT ARTHUR

201952 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of the river Lys on 10 April 1918 age 26. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Scott Lane, Gomersal.

 

JESSOP , HARRY

267704 Private 2/7th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles). Killed in action at Achiet le Petit on 4 March 1917 during the battle of the Somme age 27. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Northgate Hotel, Cleckheaton.

 

JONES , HORACE

17-1629 Private 17th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bantams). Killed in action on 30 July 1916 in Bernafay Wood during the battle of the Somme age 21. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Heaton Street, Cleckheaton.

 

JOWETT , FRANK

235312 Private 23rd Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on 9 April 1917 on the first day of the battle of Arras age 22. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Providence Street, Scholes.

 

JOWETT , HUBERT

27021 Private 2nd Yorkshire Regiment. Died on 13 November 1918 in a German Prisoner of War Camp age 22. Buried Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Lived Broomfield Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

JOWETT , JAMES ARTHUR

235156 10th Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action on 22 March 1918 in the Doullens area age 26. Buried Doullens Communal Cemetery Extension No1, France. Lived Jeffrey Street, Littletown.

 

JOWETT , LIZZIE  *

Nurse, Voluntary Aid Detachment. The only female on the War Memorial Lizzie died of influenza on the 26 November 1918 after three years of nursing the sick and wounded age 25. Buried Cleckheaton New Cemetery, England. Lived Holm Lea, Cleckheaton.

 

JOWETT , TOM  *

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JUDE , JOHN WILLIAM

21215 Private 9th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme at Fricourt on 1 July 1916. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Station Lane, Heckmondwike.

 

KEIGHLEY , LAWRENCE

15795 Private 7th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action by shell fire in the Ypres area on 14 March 1916 age 21. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Springfield Place, Scholes.

 

KELLETT , ARTHUR

18352 Private 1st York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 8 May 1915 age 32. Commemorated on the Menin Gate to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Westgate Cleckheaton.

 

KENT , FRANK

4-2597 Lance Corporal 4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action whilst attempting to dispose of an unexploded bomb at Thiepval on 17 September 1916 age 37. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived King Street, Cleckheaton.

 

KERSHAW , ARTHUR  *

242465 Private 2/6th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action at Bullecourt on 3 May 1917. Buried HAC Cemetery, Ecoust St Mein, France. Lived Union Road, Liversedge.

 

KERSHAW , FRED  *

6302 Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died of wounds sustained in the battle of Passchendaele on 15 October 1917 age 23. Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Union Road, Liversedge.

 

KERSHAW , MILTON

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KILBURN , STANLEY

14212 Private 9th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 19 December 1915 in the Ypres area age 21. No known grave, commemorated on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Britton Street, Cleckheaton.

 

KING , JAMES WESLEY

20891 Private 1/4th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Accidentally killed whilst examining a German revolver on 4 November 1918 age 30. Buried Denain Communal Cemetery, France. Lived Providence Row, Cleckheaton.

 

KITCHEN , MAURICE

52689 Private 2/6th West Riding Regiment. Died of illness whilst in basic training at Rugeley Camp on 10 July 1918 age 32. Buried Whitcliffe Cemetery, Cleckheaton. Lived Ings Terrace, Littletown.

 

KITTS , EDMUND

6163 Private 1st Connaught Rangers. Killed in action in Egypt on 19 September 1918 age 20. No known grave, listed on the Jerusalem Memorial, Palestine. Lived New Lane, Cleckheaton.

 

KNIGHT , EMBERT FREDRICK

10039 Private 8th Devonshire Regiment. Killed in action on the first day of the battle of Loos on 25 September 1915. No known Grave, listed on the Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Southolme Terrace, Liversedge.

 

KNOWLES , HALEY

267633 Private 9th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 31 August 1918 age 38. No known grave, listed on the Vis en Artois Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Barker Street, Millbridge.

 

KNOWLES , SAM

3749 Private 1/7th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shellburst at Foncquevillers on 10 October 1916 during the battle of the Somme age 24. Buried Foncquevillers Military Cemetery, France. Lived Temperance Terrace, Littletown.

 

LANCELEY , GEORGE ALFRED MARKS

99585 Private 1/6th Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action by shellfire on 1 June 1918 age 18 . Buried Houchin British Cemetery, France. Lived Providence Street, Scholes.

 

LEADBEATER , THOMAS HENRY

235510 Sapper, Royal Engineers. Drowned when HMT Aragon was torpedoed off Malta on 31 December 1917 age 22. Buried Alexandria War Cemetery, Egypt. Lived Edward Street, Liversedge.

 

LEDGARD , LEONARD

59448 Gunner, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action by shellfire during the battle of the Somme on 21 October 1916 age 31. Buried Guards Cemetery, Lesboeufs, France. Lived Spring Street, Millbridge.

 

LEE , WILFRED

18-1155 Private 18th West Yorkshire Regiment ( Bradford Pals). Killed in action from shrapnel wounds during the battle of Bullecourt on 12 May 1917 age 24. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Arnold Street, Liversedge.

 

LEECH , HERBERT BRADFIELD

45435 Private 7th South Wales Borderers. Died of wounds in hospital in Malta on 23 May 1918 from injuries sustained in Salonika age 36. Buried Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta. Lived Brooke Street, Cleckheaton.

 

LINLEY , ABRAHAM

16-1677 Private 16th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Killed in action at Serre during the first day of the battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Kirkman Terrace, Hightown.

 

LISTER , ALBERT

27393 Private 10th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of the Somme at Gueudecourt on 17 September 1916 age 24. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France, Lived Canary Street, Cleckheaton.

 

LISTER , BROOKE

25497 Private 13th Yorkshire Regiment. Died in hospital on the Somme following a heart attack on 27 January 1917 age 28. Buried Bray Military Cemetery, France. Lived Sydney Street, Liversedge.

LITCHFIELD , PERCY

19686 Private 1/5th York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 13 October 1918 by machine gun fire age 29. Buried York Cemetery, France. Lived Dymond Buildings, Liversedge.

 

LOFT , AMBROSE ARTHUR

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LONGFIELD , CHARLES

4-3321 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Boesinghe area by a shot from a sniper on 9 October 1915 age 18. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Upper Brookhouse Farm, Cleckheaton.

 

LONSDALE , CHARLES WRAY

21957 Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Whilst undergoing training at Fovant Camp he developed pneumonia an died at home on 15 February 1916 age 16. Buried Cleckheaton New Cemetery, England. Lived Prospect Street, Cleckheaton.

 

LORD , HARRY

76782 Private, Tank Corps. Died of wounds during the battle of Arras on 11 April 1917 age 24. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived South Parade, Cleckheaton.

 

LOVATT , JOHN

16475 Private 12th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in the Ypres area by a burst of shrapnel on 3 April 1916 age 20. No known grave, commemorated on the Menin Gate to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Heath Street, Liversedge.

  

LUCAS , HAROLD

T4/216022 Army Service Corps. Drowned in the Mediteranaen sea when HMT Arcadian was sunk on 15 April 1917 age 38. No known grave, listed on the Mikra Memorial to the Missing, Greece. Lived Halifax Road, Liversedge.

 

LYON , HAROLD

7478 Lance Corporal 10th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action in the battle for the Mesines Ridge on 5 July 1917 age 23. No known grave, listed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Heath Street, Liversedge.

 

MALLINSON , LOUIS BRIGGS

706072 Corporal, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds sustained in the Ypres area on 17 October 1918 age 21. Buried Duhallows ADS Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Manchester formerly Victoria Avenue, Cleckheaton.

 

MANN , ARTHUR LONGBOTTOM  *

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MANN , LAWRENCE JOHN  *

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MARLEY , JOHN WILLIAM

80925 Private 1/8th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 9 April 1918 age 18. No known grave, listed on the Ploegsteert Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Wilby Street, Cleckheaton.

 

MARSH , RALPH

53187 Private 1st Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action on 25 October 1918 age 19. Buried Vendegies au Bois British Cemetery, France. Lived Richardson Street, Oakenshaw.

 

MARSHALL , LEONARD

18-335 Private 18th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Killed in action at Gavrelle on 3 May 1917 age 23. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Naylors Buildings, Scholes.

 

MARSLAND , GILBERT

4-1271 Lance Corporal 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt on 3 September 1916 age 20. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Prospect Road, Cleckheaton.

 

MAUDE , JOHN

37033 Private 9th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action on the Somme on 23 March 1918. No known grave, listed on the Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Spen Lane, Gomersal.

 

McCLINTOCK , THOMAS HUGHES

136224 Corporal, Royal Engineers. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 31 July 1917 age 39. Buried La Clytte Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Vicar Street, Liversedge.

 

McHUGH , WILLIE

11016 Private 1st Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action on 20 November 1914 in the Ploegsteert area age 22. Buried Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Clough Lane Top, Hightown.

 

McKAY , CHARLES CLAUDE

6961 Company Sergeant Major 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 15 December 1915 in the Boesinghe area. Buried Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Lived The Drill Hall, Cleckheaton.

 

McLAUGHLIN , MICHAEL HENRY

52074 Private 9th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds during the final advance to victory on 4 November 1918 age 29. Buried Caudry British Cemetery, France. Lived Wormald Street, Liversedge.

 

McMULLEN , DANIEL

5567(D) Able Seaman, Royal Navy. Killed in action when the HMS Black Prince was sunk during the battle of Jutland on 31 May 1916. No Known grave, listed on the Plymouth Memorial to the Missing, England. Lived Upper George Street, Heckmondwike.

 

MELLOR , HARRY

32131 Private 8th York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 9 April 1917 age 19. No known grave, listed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived School Street, Norristhorpe.

 

METCALFE , JOHN CLIFFORD  MC

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METCALFE , JOHN FAIRBURN

23573 Private 9th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of Arras on 25 April 1917 age 28. No known grave. Listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Halifax Road, Liversedge.

 

MIDDLETON , NORMAN

202003 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme at Aveluy on 26 April 1918 age 26. Buried Martinsart British Cemetery, France. Lived Gomersal Lane, Cleckheaton.

 

MILSOM , CLARENCE

33047 Private 10th York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action by a shellburst during the battle of Passchendaele on 7 October 1917 age 19. Buried Hooge Crater Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Howard Park, Cleckheaton.

 

MONK , CLARENCE WILSON

4-2601 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 24 November 1915 by machine gun fire in the Boesinghe area age 20. Buried Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Sykes Street, Cleckheaton.

 

MOORHOUSE , HERBERT

11150 Private 8th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds sustained at Fricourt  during the battle of the Somme on 1 October 1916 age 23. Buried Contay British Cemetery, France. Lived Croft Street, Gomersal.

 

MORRIS , GEORGE HENRY

39951 Private 7th Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action on 6 December 1917 age 19. Buried Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, France. Lived Hope Street, Heckmondwike.

 

MORRIST , HARRY

20041 Private 1st Essex Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of Arras on 14 April 1917. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Wyke Lane, Oakenshaw.

 

MORTIMER , SAM

13627 Private 26th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action during the battle of Passchendaele on 14 October 1917 age 31. Buried Cement House Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Westgate, Cleckheaton.

 

MOSS , JOHN WILLIAM

41671 Lance Corporal 9th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of shrapnel wounds sustained during the battle of Arras on 30 April 1917 age 23. Buried Grevillers British Cemetery, France. Lived Ashton Terrace, Liversedge.

MOULSON , GEORGE

302209 Lance Corporal 2/8th Manchester Regiment. Died of wounds 28 March 1917 age 33. Buried Lillers Communal Cemetery, France. Lived Manchester, formerly Pyenot Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

MOWAT , JOHN GRAHAM  MC

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MUFF , ERNEST

18128 Private, Labour Corps. Killed in action by a shellburst during the battle of Passchendaele on 14 September 1917 age 35. Buried Ypres Reservoir Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Knowler Hill, Liversedge.

 

MUFFITT , LANCELOT

27554 Private 10th Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds sustained at Fricourt during the battle of the Somme on 12 July 1916 age 27. Buried Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, France. Lived Elder House, Roberttown.

 

NAYLOR , CHARLES

50590 Private 12th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 3 May 1917 during the battle of Arras age 41. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Lower Lane, Gomersal.

 

NAYLOR , FRED

27402 Private 10th Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds sustained at Fricourt during the battle of the Somme on 18 September 1916 age 24. Buried Dartmoor Cemetery, France. Lived Scholes Lane, Scholes.

 

NAYLOR , GUY

38434 Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals). Killed in action at Gavrelle on 3 May 1917 age 36. No known Grave, Listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Bedford Street, Cleckheaton.

 

NAYLOR , MILFORD

4- 1074 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shot through the head at Boesinghe on 9 November 1915 age 22. Buried Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Lived George Street, Cleckheaton.

NEEDHAM , EDWIN

19574 Sergeant 1st Grenadier Guards. Killed in action on 30 July 1917 in the Ypres area age 35. Buried Duhallows ADS Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Moorfield View, Roberttown.

 

NEWCOMBE , PETER

6965 Sapper, Royal Engineers. Killed in action on 30 April 1915 in the Ypres area. No known grave, listed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Horncastle Street, Cleckheaton.

 

NEWLANDS , SIDNEY BARON

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NEWSOME , RANDAL

291677 Private 1st Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action by a snipers bullet on 14 June 1917 age 25. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Alfred Street, Millbridge.

 

NODEN , PETER

20392 Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds sustained in the battle of Arras following a shellburst on 11 July 1917 age 35. Buried La Targette British Cemetery, France, Lived Hirsts Buildings, Roberttown.

 

NOTTINGHAM , ARTHUR

106407 Corporal Royal Engineers Chemical Section. Killed in action on 26 June 1916 at Fricourt during the preparations for the battle of the Somme age 25. Buried Norfolk Cemetery, France. Lived Churchfield Terrace, Liversedge.

 

OAKES , HARRY LANG

16-1707 Private 11th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action at Passchendaele on 20 September 1917 whilst assisting a wounded comrade age 28. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Pretoria Street, Liversedge.

 

OATES , ERNEST

306647 Private 2/7th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds sustained during the battle of Arras on 18 April 1917 age 25. Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France. Lived Listing Lane Cottages, Gomersal.

 

OLDFIELD , GEORGE

241034 Private 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 27 March 1918 in the Arras area. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Whartons Buildings, Hightown.

 

OLDHAM , JAMES

2347 Private 7th Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action in the Gallipoli campaign on 15 August 1915. No known grave, listed on the Helles Memorial to the Missing, Turkey. Lived Bank Street, Millbridge.

 

OUTRAM , ABRAHAM

3/8828 Private 13th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 22 March 1918 in the Arras area age 41. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Providence Street, Cleckheaton.

 

PARKIN , CLARENCE

27719 Private 1st West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of sickness on 29 June 1918 in the Stendall Prisoner of War Camp age 25. Buried Niederzwehren Cemetery, Germany. Lived Park Street, Cleckheaton.

 

PARKIN , FRED

203142 Private 1st York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 12 June 1917 in the Armentieres area age 23. No known grave, listed on the Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Broom Street, Cleckheaton.

 

PARKINSON , HAROLD

Signaller 201492 1/4th Seaforth  Highlanders. Killed in action in the Bapaume area on 21 March 1918. Buried Grevillers British Cemetery, France. Lived Bradford Road, Millbridge.

 

PARKINSON , WILLIE

19-249 Private 16th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Killed in action when buried alive by a shellburst at Hebuterne during the battle of the Somme on 2 December 1916 age 23. Buried Sailly au Bois Military Cemetery, France. Lived Milcar Hill Road, Oakenshaw.

 

PEACE (PEASE) , THOMAS JAMES

6112 Private 12th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme at Becourt on 1 July 1916 age 21. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Butts Mills Buildings, Gomersal.

 

PEARCE , CHARLES EDWARD

27977 Private 21st West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds sustained during the build up to the battle of the Somme on 26 June 1916 age 20. Buried Mailly Wood Cemetery, France. Lived Fairfield Street, Cleckheaton.

 

PEARSON , ARTHUR

46347 Acting Bombadier, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action by a shellburst during the battle of Passchendaele on 10 August 1917 age 23. Buried Hospital Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Roberttown Lane, Liversedge.

 

PEARSON , EDWIN

21807 Private 6th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in Nab Valley during the battle of the Somme on 28 August 1916 age 34. Buried Blighty Valley Cemetery, France. Lived Queen Street, Gomersal.

 

PEARSON , FRANK

34362 Private 7th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 6 February 1917. Buried Railway Dugouts Burial Ground, Belgium. Lived Stanley Street, Cleckheaton.

 

PEARSON , GEORGE ARTHUR

J56122 Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy. Killed at sea when his ship HMS Pincher struck a mine on 16 February 1918 age 32. No known grave, listed on the Portsmouth Memorial to the Missing, England. Lived at the Cash Stores, Liversedge.

 

PEARSON , LEONARD

172801 Private Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action in the Le Cateau area on 4 November 1918 age 20. Buried Cross Roads Cemetery, France. Lived Greenside, Cleckheaton.

 

PEEL , WALTER

2371 Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in the Somme area on 11 March 1917 age 21. Buried Ancre Britsh Cemetery, France. Lived Nelson Street, Heckmondwike.

 

PENNEY , RONALD

201954 Corporal 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt during the battle of the Somme on 3 September 1916 age 20. Buried Mill Road Cemetery, France. Lived Grey Street, Hightown.

 

PICKLES , HARRY

35066 Private 1st East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 28 May 1918 during the battle of the Marne age 20. Buried Hermonville Military Cemetery, France. Lived Station Hotel, Littletown.

 

PINDER , WILFRED

344947 Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died of sickness in Alexandria on 24 January 1920 age 34. Buried Cairo War Cemetery, Egypt. Lived Springfield Terrace, Hightown.

 

POUTNEY , ERNEST

57603 Private 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 20 July 1918 age 28. Buried Marfaux British Cemetery, France. Lived Glencoe Terrace, Liversedge.

 

PRICE , J

Despite years of research I have not been able to positively identify this man. It may be Private J W Price of Batley Killed in action on 7 July 1916 with the 1/4th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.

 

PRIESTLEY , HERBERT

79978 Private 3rd Northumberland Fusiliers. Died in Aldershot hospital on 28 February 1920 from the effects of the War age 22. Buried St Johns Churchyard, Cleckheaton. Lived Marsh Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

RADFORTH , HARRY

38225 Private 6th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of Passchendaele on 26 September 1917 age 34. No known grave, commemorated on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Lower Bleak Street, Gomersal.

 

RAMSDEN , CLIFFORD

78575 Private, Tank Corps. Died on 1 December 1917 from wounds sustained during the battle of Cambrai age 25. No known grave, listed on the Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Arnold Street, Liversedge.

 

READ , PERCY

6122 Private 12th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action at Becourt during the build up to the battle of the Somme on 23 June 1916 age 30. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived King Street, Cleckheaton.

 

REDFERN , NORMAN

91070 Private 2/6th Notts & Derby Regiment. Killed in action on 21 March 1918 age 20. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Hirsts Buildings, Hightown.

 

REDMAN , RICHARD NICHOLAS

11472 Private 7th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Guillemont during the battle of the Somme on 23 August 1916 age 21. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Park View, Millbridge.

 

RHODES , KENNETH

260001 Private 2/5th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 25 April 1918. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Tenlands, Gomersal.

 

RIPLEY , HADFIELD

306483 Private 1/7th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds following a shellburst on 12 April 1918 age 29. Buried Meteren Military Cemetery, France. Lived Dewsbury Moor formerly of Norristhorpe.

 

ROBERTS , JAMES ARTHUR

270043 Private 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 15 January 1918 age 39. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Fair View, Cleckheaton.

 

ROBERTSHAW , HENRY

432018 Private, Labour Corps. Died of illness in a Devon hospital on 23 February 1918 age 46. Buried Efford Cemetery, Plymouth, England. Lived Grey Street, Hightown.

 

ROBINSON , ALBERT

18418 Private 8th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action at Ovillers during the battle of the Somme on 26 September 1916 age 27. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived South Street, Millbridge.

 

ROBINSON , BENJAMIN

36952 Private 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action in the battle of Passchendaele on 26 September 1917 age 25. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Hindley Street, Liversedge.

 

ROBINSON , FRANK

27380Private 10th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 29 September 1916 in Bernafay Wood during the battle of the Somme age 28. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Pavement Street, Cleckheaton.

 

ROBINSON , GEORGE

112030 Private, Royal Army Medical Corps. Died in Staincliffe Hospital from pneumonia on 10 February 1919 age 29. Buried St Johns Churchyard, Cleckheaton. Lived Taylor Street, Cleckheaton.

 

ROBINSON , JOSEPH WILLIAM

14959 Private 8th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action on the first day of the battle of the Somme at Ovillers on 1 July 1916 age 23. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Union Road, Liversedge.

 

ROBINSON , PERCY HERBERT

34228 Private 8th York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action by a sniper at Flers during the battle of the Somme on 8 October 1916 age 23. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived George Street, Liversedge.

 

ROGER , HERBERT

50884 Private 10th Cheshire Regiment.

Herbert was born in Cleckheaton in 1899, the oldest son Christian and Rosine Roger. He had a younger brother Eric and 3 sisters. The parents were both born in Germany and came to England in the 1880’s.They established a successful Pork Butchers business at 28 Northgate, Cleckheaton, known locally as Porky Rogers.

Unfortunately as a German national Christian was sent to an internment camp on the Isle of Man for the duration of the First World War.

Herbert joined the Army age 18 in February 1917 and after training proceeded to France to fight the Germans in May of that year. During his training he was sentenced to be confined to barracks for 3 days for being unshaven on Parade! He was involved in the terrible Battles of Messines and Passchendaele and during the 1918 German Spring Offensive he was posted “Missing - presumed dead” on 24 March. However the family was informed in May via the Red Cross that he was alive and was a Prisoner of War in Germany.

When the war ended POW’s were gradually repatriated and he arrived at Dover on 26 December 1918 and was then transferred to barracks in Shrewsbury to await processing for demobilization. He was eventually granted 2 months demobilization leave and returned to Cleckheaton where he applied to the War Office to resume his trade as a butcher.

In the meantime Spenborough Council and the Forget Me Not Fund organized a Civic Dinner for returning POW’s from the area (95 in total, 9 of who subsequently died). Herbert accepted the invitation and replied that he would attend the function on 15 March accompanied by his mother.

Unfortunately Herbert was admitted to the Bradford War Hospital on 12 March in a “delirious and exhausted condition likely to have been aggravated by conditions under which he lived as a POW”. He died 2 days later. The official cause of death was recorded as “pneumonia and influenza”. His death was announced to his many friends at the Civic Welcome Home Dinner on 15 March.

Herbert, a Wesleyan, was buried in Cleckheaton Old Cemetery in a war grave on 19 March 1919 – the date of what would have been his 21st birthday.

On release from internment Christian Roger continued the family butchering business until the mid 1960’s.

 

ROLLINSON , JOHN GRANVILLE

56392 Private West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 4 September 1918 age 21. Buried Labucquire Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Chapel Street, Flush.

 

ROSE , ISAAC

4-1430 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shellburst at Thiepval during the battle of the Somme on 7 July 1916 age 24. Buried Lonsdale Cemetery, France. Lived Lime Street, Cleckheaton.

 

ROSS , IRVINE LEE  ~

18665 Private 2nd Coldstream Guards. Died in hospital from sunstroke on 16 June 1917 age 27. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Well Street, Liversdge.

 

ROSS , STANLEY LEE  ~

9109 Private 8th Seaforth Highlanders. Killed in action on 19 September 1916 at Martinpuich during the battle of the Somme age 20. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Bradford Road, Littletown.

 

ROTHERY , FRANK

202108 Private 1/4th Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action by a shellburst in the Peronne area on 20 November 1917 age 24. Buried Villers Faucon Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived White Lee, Batley formerly of Gomersal.

 

ROWBOTTOM , VINCENT HENRY CHARLES

53056 Private 2nd West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 25 March 1918 age 19. No known grave, listed on the Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Scott Street, Cleckheaton.

 

ROWLEY , ALAN

4-123 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Bosinghe area on 15 November 1915 age 32. Buried Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Melbourne Street, Liversedge.

 

RYMER , NORMAN ANGUS

4-260 Corporal 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Armentieres area whilst attempting to rescue some comrades buried by a shellburst on 10 May 1915 age 24. Buried Y Farm Military Cemetery, France. Lived Heaton Street, Cleckheaton.

 

SADLER , JOHN RICHARD  *

307786 Private 1/7th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of the Lys on 13 April 1918 age 29. Buried Trois Arbres Cemetery, France. Lived Windy Bank Lane, Hightown.

 

SADLER , WILLIAM CHARLES  *

240278 Private 1/5th Suffolk Regiment. Killed in action on 2 November 1917 age 22. No known grave, listed on the Jerusalem Memorial to the Missing, Egypt. Lived Windy Bank Lane, Hightown.

 

SAMPSON , ERNEST ILLINGWORTH

81466 Private, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action by a piece of shrapnel during the battle of Passchendaele on 22 October 1917 age 22. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Circular Buildings, Gomersal.

 

SAVILLE , ARTHUR

4-1950 Sergeant 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shellburst in the Leipzig Salient during the battle of the Somme on 23 September 1916 age 22. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Serpentine Road, Cleckheaton.

 

SCHOFIELD , ALAN

TZ5365 Seaman, Royal Naval Division. Killed in action during the battle of Passchendaele on 28 October 1917. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Walton Close, Hightown.

 

SCHOFIELD , FRED

27095 Private 2nd Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action by machine gun fire during the battle of Passchendaele on 7 November 1917 age 20. Buried Torrenken Farm Cemetery No 1, Belgium. Lived Howard Park, Cleckheaton.

 

SCHOLEFIELD , GEORGE ALLEN

25459 Sergeant 1st Cameronians. Died of wounds sustained in France in Southampton hospital on 30 October 1918 age 26. Buried Cleckheaton New Cemetery. Lived Mount View Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

SELLERS , DAVID

17842 Private 13th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action at Becourt in the build up to the battle of the Somme on 30 May 1916 age 33. Buried Dartmoor Cemetery, France. Lived Canary Street, Cleckheaton.

 

SENIOR , ALFRED

52230 Private 6th Cheshire Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of Passchendaele on 20 September 1917 age 33. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Cross Street, Liversedge.

 

SENIOR , GEORGE FAIRBURN

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SESSIONS , ALBERT

29908 Private 2/4th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds sustained in the Bertincourt area on 29 September 1918 age 21. Buried Ruyaulcourt Military Cemetery, France. Lived Union Street, Cleckheaton.

 

SHARP , FRED

306622 Private 2/7th West Riding Regiment. Died of an appendicitis in hospital in France on 16 April 1917 age 22. Buried Achiet le Grand Communal Cemetery, France. Lived Holme Street, Liversedge.

 

SHARP , WILLIE

307672 Private 1/7th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of Passchendaele on 7 October 1917 age 34. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Prospect Close, Scholes.

 

SHAW , PERCY

Army Observer Corps. Died at home on 6 June 1919 age 27. Buried Liversedge Cemetery, England. Lived Greenhill Terrace, Hightown.

 

SHEARD , JAMES

38049 Private 9th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action by a rifle shot on 7 June 1917, the first day of the battle of Messines Ridge age 27. No known grave, listed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Cross Crown Street, Cleckheaton.

 

SHEARER , DAVID ALFRED

202203 Acting Corporal 2/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the battle of Bullecourt on 3 May 1917 age 28. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived John Street, Millbridge.

 

SHEPLEY , HARRY

43759 Rifleman, Queens Westminster Rifles. Killed in action by a shellburst on 28 August 1918 age 26. No known grave, listed on the Vis en Artois Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Wesley Street, Cleckheaton.

 

SIMPSON , GEORGE

111529 Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action during the battle of the Somme on 5 October 1916 age 38. Buried Caterpillar Valley Cemetery, France. Lived Oxford Road, Gomersal.

 

SIMPSON , WILLIAM GEORGE

85993 Private, Machine Gun Corps. Died of War effects in Gosforth War Hospital on 10 May 1919. Buried West Lane Methodist Chapel, Gomersal. Lived Back Reform Street, Gomersal.

 

SISWELL , BENJAMIN

19425 Private 10th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Fricourt on the first day of the battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France.

 

SMITH , ALBERT EZRA  *

4-1283 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shot to the head in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt during the battle of the Somme on 3 September 1916 age 22. No known grave, commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Prospect Road, Cleckheaton.

 

SMITH , CHARLES ARTHUR DCM  *

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 SMITH , BENJAMIN ARTHUR

22977 Private 9th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds on 20 October 1918. Buried St Sever Cemetery, Rouen. Lived Cleckheaton.

 

SMITH , CHARLIE

C/6230 Rifleman 18th Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action by shellfire during the battle of Passchendaele on 21 September 1917 age 31. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Quarry Road, Millbridge.

 

SMITH , CHARLES HENRY  *^

201989 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt during the battle of the Somme on 3 September 1916 age 21. Buried Mill Road Cemetery, France. Lived Walker Street, Littletown.

 

SMITH , THOMAS  *^

23989 Lance Corporal 9th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.  Killed in action on the first day of the battle of Arras on 9 April 1917 age 20. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Walker Street, Littletown.

 

SMITH , ERNEST

J56045(p)Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy. Drowned on 23 December 1917 when HMS Torrent was sunk off Holland age 25. No known grave, listed on the Portsmouth Naval Memorial, England. Lived Grove Lane, Gomersal.

 

SMITH , GEORGE

15839 Private 9th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action at Fricourt on the 1 July 1916, the first day of the battle of the Somme, age 24. Buried Gordon Dump Cemetery, France. Lived Union Road, Heckmondwike.

 

SMITH , HARRY

20732 Private 12th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on 3 July 1916 during the battle of the Somme age 31. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Bradford Road, Littletown.

 

SMITH , WILLIAM

235070 Private 2nd York & Lancaster Regiment. Died of wounds in the Ypres area on 30 April 1918 age 38. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Lockwood Place, Cleckheaton.

 

SPEIGHT , C A

Despite years of research I have been unable to positively identify this man.

 

SPENCER , ROBERT

47553 Private 1st Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died from shrapnel wounds in hospital in France on 6 October 1918.Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, France. Lived Ross Street, Gomersal.

 

SQUIRE , JOSEPH

56097 Rifleman 8th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Rifles). Died of wounds sustained in the Marcoing area on 4 October 1918 age 21. Buried Grevillers British Cemetery, France. Lived Smithy Hill, Scholes.

 

SQUIRE , JOHN

Private, Labour Corps. Died at home from pneumonia whilst on demobilisation leave on 16 February 1919 age 33. Buried Cleckheaton New Cemetery. Lived Hirsts Buildings, Cleckheaton.

 

STACEY , ROBERT

C6703 Rifleman 2nd Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action at Pozieres during the battle of the Somme on 23 July 1916. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Parkin Street, Hightown.

 

STANSFIELD , SIDNEY PEARCE

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STEAD , ARTHUR

204878 Private 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds sustained during the battle of Cambrai on 21 November 1917 age 23. Buried Rocquigny Equancourt Road British Cemetery, France. Lived Dewhirst Street, Cleckheaton.

 

STEAD , EDWIN

23930 Sergeant 6th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shellburst in the attack on Kemmel Hill on 30 April 1918 age 35. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Brooke Street, Cleckheaton.

 

STEAD , GEORGE WILLIAM BADEN POWELL

84424 private 3rd West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of meningitis at Catterick Military Hospital, England on 2 April 1919 age 18. Buried Cleckheaton New Cemetery. Lived Rooks Buildings, Cleckheaton.

 

STEAD , HAROLD

4-1284 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action by a shellburst in Thiepval Wood during the battle of the Somme on 8 July 1916 age 21. Buried Aveluy Wood Military Cemetery, France. Lived Kelloe Street, Cleckheaton.

 

STENTON , JOSEPH

201889Private 2/7th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the battle of the Marne on 13 June 1916 age 31. Buried Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France. Lived Knowles Buildings, Hightown.

 

STEWART , ERNEST

15196 Private 1st Gordon Highlanders. Killed in action on 28 March 1918 age 23. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Glencoe Street, Liversedge.

 

STIRZAKER , ARNOLD CLIFFORD DCM  *

4-2353 Company Sergeant Major 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds sustained in Thiepval Wood during the battle of the Somme on 5 September 1916 age 29. Buried Bolougne Eastern Cemetery, France. Lived Bradford Road, Cleckheaton.

 

STIRZAKER , FRED PATCHETT MC  *

4-2350 Regimental Sergeant Major 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Nieppe area during the battle of the Lys on 11 April 1918 age 35. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Crown Street, Cleckheaton.

 

STOREY , ALVIN

106232 Lance Corporal 2/5th Notts & Derby Regiment. Died of shrapnel wounds to the head sustained in the Ypres area on 22 April 1918 age 19. Buried Haringhe Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Watergate, Littletown.

 

STOTT , ELI

6101 Private 12th Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds sustsained in the battle of Loos on 26 September 1915 age 37. No known grave, listed on the Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Pepper Hill, Cleckheaton.

 

STOTT , GEORGE HENRY

4-1285 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Died from gunshot wounds to the head sustained in the Ypres area on 21 November 1915 age 21. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Britannia Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

STYLES , JOHN RICHARD

270120 Private 16th Royal Scots Fusiliers. Killed in action on 26 August 1917 age 27. Buried Hargicourt British Cemetery, France. Lived Lion Stores, Millbridge.

 

SUMMERSON , PERCY

351031 Private 2nd Durham Light Infantry. Died as a Prisoner of War in Germany on 18 June 1918 age 29. Buried Hamburg Cemetery, Germany. Lived Laburnum Terrace, Roberttown.

 

SUTCLIFFE , KERSHAW

8683 Private 12th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on the first day of the battle of Loos on 25 September 1915. No known grave, listed on the Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Primrose Lane, Hightown.

 

SUTTON , FRED

Able Seaman J49679, Royal Navy (HMS Undine). Accidentally drowned in a collision at sea on 26 September 1917 age 26. Buried Port Glasgow Cemetery, Scotland. Lived Moor Lane, Gomersal.

 

SWITHENBANK , WILFRED

8151 Private 1st West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 24 May 1917 age 19. No known grave, listed on the Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Well Street, Littletown.

 

TAPP , GEORGE NORMAN

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TAYLOR , ARTHUR

G25649 Private 1st West Surrey Regiment. Killed in action 10 October 1918. Buried Perth Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Kirkman Terrace, Hightown.

 

TAYLOR , GEORGE ARTHUR

69218 Private 9th Royal Fusiliers. Killed in action on 13 May 1918 age 22. Buried Mailly Wood Cemetery, France. Lived Church Street, Littletown.

 

TAYLOR , WILLIAM

19045 Private 9th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action during the battle of Loos on 27 September 1915 age 27. No known grave, listed on the Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Thorntonville, Cleckheaton.

 

TAYLOR , WILLIE

202103 Private 1/4th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action on 10 April 1917 during the battle of Arras age 32. Buried Rue de Bacquerot No1 Military Cemetery, France. Lived Quarry Lane, Birstall.

 

TEMPERTON , JAMES ARTHUR

Private, Royal Horse Artillery. Died of war effects in Becketts Park Hospital, Leeds in 1919. Buried Whitcliffe Cemetery, Cleckheaton.

 

TETLEY , OLIVER

Enlisted in the Army in Sept 1914 age 27. Buried Liversedge Cemetery on 30 Jan 1916. Death registered Wharfedale q/e March 1916. No other trace of him.

 

TETLOW , LUKE MALLINSON

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THEWLIS , ERNEST ARTHUR

235311 Private 9th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 25 April 1917 during the battle of Arras age 31. Buried Feuchy Chapel British Cemetery, France, Lived Laurels Lodge, Headlands, Liversedge.

 

THOMPSON , LAURENCE EDWARD

780844 Driver , Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action in the Somme area by a shellburst on 1 March 1917 age 22. Buried Engelbelmer Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Law Street, Cleckheaton.

 

THORNTON , DOUGLAS

7834 Priavate 11th Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds sustained at Pozieres during the battle of the Somme in Netley hospital, England on 1 August 1916 age 20. Buried St Johns Churchyard, Cleckheaton. Lived St Johns Row, Cleckheaton.

 

THORPE , HAROLD

4-1655 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Ypres sector on 26 August 1915 age 19. Buried Talana Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Westgate, Cleckheaton.

 

TODKILL , TOM

11350 Private 5th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action on the Marne on 20 July 1918 age 20. Buried Chambrecy British Cemetery, France. Lived Leeds Road, Millbridge.

 

TOWNEND , FRED

28958 Private 20th Durham Light Infantry. Killed in action at Pilkem Ridge on 31 July 1917 age 19. No known grave, listed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Canary Street, Cleckheaton.

 

TREVITT , ERNEST PRIESTLEY

7462 Private 11th Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds sustained on the Messines Ridge in Cambridge hospital, England on 6 July 1917 age 23. Buried Liversedge Cemetery. Lived Windy Bank Lane, Hightown.

 

VAUSE , THOMAS CHRISTOPHER

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VAUX , HERBERT

23/2594 Private New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Killed in action during the battle of Passchendale on 16 September 1917 age 30. Buried The Huts Cemetery, Belgium. Lived New Zealand, formerly Charles Street, Gomersal.

 

WAILES , GILBERT  *

5877 Private 1/5th West Riding Regiment. Died in Glasgow hospital, from wounds sustained at Thiepval during the battle of the Somme, on 8 October 1916 age 37. Buried Whitcliffe Cemetery, Cleckheaton. Lived Tennyson Place, Cleckheaton.

 

WAILES , HUBERT  *

29943 Private 1/6th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 14 April 1918 age 24. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Tennyson Street, Cleckheaton.

 

WAIN , HARRY

12364 Private 10th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds sustained in the Bethune area on 23 March 1916 age 28. Buried Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France. Lived Milton Road, Heckmondwike.

 

WALKER , ARTHUR *

32214 Private 8th York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 9 April 1917 in the Ypres area age 21. No known grave, listed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Wood Street, Flush.

 

WALKER , FRED  *

242134 Private 2/6th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action by a sniper near Beaumont Hamel on 15 February 1917 age 27. Buried Serre Road No1 Cemetery, France. Lived Well Street, Flush.

 

WALKER , HARRY  *

74246 Private 10th Notts & Derby Regiment. Killed in action in the Somme sector on 6 May 1918 age 24. Buried Acheux British Cemetery, France. Lived Well Street, Flush.

 

WALKER , CYRIL GORDON

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WALKER , JOHN

38442 Private 15th West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals). Killed in action at Gavrelle during the battle of Bullecourt on 3 May 1917 age 37. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Albert Street, Cleckheaton.

 

WALKER , PERCY

780811 Driver, Royal Field Artillery. Died of wounds from a shellburst during the battle of Passchendaele on 2 October 1917 age 20. Buried Lisjssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Union Road, Liversedge.

 

WALKER , STANLEY

20-191 Private 18th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Killed in action by machine gun fire at Serre during the battle of the Somme on 1 July 1916 age 29. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Pyenot Hall Lane, Cleckheaton.

 

WALKER , WILLIE

49824 Private 12th Liverpool Regiment. Killed in action at Cambrai on 20 November 1917 age 26. No known grave, listed on the Cambrai Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Scholes Lane, Cleckheaton.

 

WALTON , JOSEPH ARTHUR

28613 Private 1st Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action by a shellburst at Serre during the battle of the Somme on 22 December 1916 age 22. Buried Euston Road Cemetery, France. Lived Porritt Yard, Cleckheaton.

 

WATMOUGH , ERNEST

268275 Private 1/6th Black Watch. Killed in action on 23 April 1917 in the Arras sector age 21. Buried Browns Copse Cemetery, France. Lived Fairview Terrace, Liversedge.

 

WATSON , JOE

117274 Private, Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action on 9 April 1918 during the battle of the Lys age 29. Buried Browns Road Military Cemetery, France. Lived Grimshaws Buildings, Gomersal.

 

WENSLEY , PERCY

27097 Private 7th Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds sustained in the battle of the Scarpe on 3 September 1917 age 24. Buried Duisans British Cemetery, France. Lived Church Street, Roberttown.

 

WESTERMAN , EDWARD

4-2389 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Died of wounds to the head following a shellburst in the Ypres area on 15 December 1915 age 25. Buried Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Edward Street, Littletown.

 

WESTON , JAMES WILLIAM

544 Corporal 25th Australian Imperial Force. Died of wounds sustained at Pozieres during the battle of the Somme on 5 August 1916 age 27. Buried Warloy Bailon Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Australia, previously with parents in Croft Terrace, Gomersal.

 

WHARTON , FRED

5066 Chief Engineer, Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned when HMS Drifter GSP was sunk on 2 February 1917. No known grave, listed on the Chatham Memorial to the Missing, England. Lived Heaton Street, Cleckheaton.

 

WHARTON , HERBERT

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WHITELEY , HARVEY

27098 Private 7th Yorkshire Regiment. Died of wounds sustained in the Somme area on 8 February 1917 age 20. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Elder House, Roberttown.

 

WHITELEY , JOHN WILLIAM

45918 Private 12th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action in the Somme area on 21 March 1918. No known grave, listed on the Pozieres Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Gomersal.

 

WHITTAKER , HAROLD

18-541 Private 18th West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Killed in action by machine gun fire on the first day of the battle of the Somme at Serre on 1 July 1916 age19. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Cross Street, Oakenshaw.

WHITTAKER , IRVINE

45747 Private 12th Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds on 3 June 1917 age 22. Buried Achiet le Grand Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Bradford Road, Oakenshaw.

 

WHITTINGHAM , JOHN EDWARD

205158 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the battle of Passchendaele on 7 October 1917 age 32. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Milton Road, Heckmondwike.

 

WHITWORTH , ARTHUR

80056 Private 5th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died of influenza in training camp at Shrewsbury on 5 November 1918 age 27. Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery, England. Lived Lower Smithies, Heckmondwike.

 

WIGGLESWORTH , ALFRED

31884 Private 8th Lincolnshire Regiment. Killed in action on 5 April 1918. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Wyke Lane, Oakenshaw.

 

WILKINSON , GEORGE HAROLD

4-1140 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Died of sickness contracted in France in Manchester hospital on 14 June 1917 age 22. Buried Manchester Southern Cemetery, England. Lived Howard Park, Cleckheaton.

 

WILKINSON , HAROLD

4- 1141 Lance Corporal 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the battle of the Somme during the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt on 3 September 1916 age 21. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived High Street, Cleckheaton.

 

WILKINSON , HARRY

41158 Private 8th Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action by machine gun fire on 22 June 1918 age 18. Buried Sandpits British Cemetery, France. Lived Greenside, Oakenshaw.

 

WILLIAMS , EVAN

203157 Lance Corporal, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds on 19 July 1918 age 30. Buried Pernes British Cemetery, France. Lived Whitcliffe Road, Cleckheaton.

 

WILLIAMS , HENRY

82710 Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died of shrapnel wounds sustained on the Somme on 17 January 1916 age 32. Buried Corbie Communal Cemetery, France. Lived Quarry Road, Liversedge.

 

WILLIAMSON , HERBERT STANLEY

3085 Private 4th York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action in the Boesinghe area on 5 November 1915 age 18. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Hirsts Buildings, Hightown.

 

WILSON , FRED MORTON

31857 Private 7th North Staffordshire Regiment.  Killed in action in Southern Russia on 26 August 1918. No known grave, listed on the Tehran Memorial to the Missing, Iran. Lived Balmfield, Liversedge.

 

WILSON , HERBERT

4259 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Liepzig Salient during the battle of the Somme on 17 September 1916. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Well Street, Liversedge.

 

WILSON , SUTCLIFFE

16-1595 Private West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals). Killed in action in the Hazebrouck area on 5 September 1918 age 39. Buried Ballieul Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Jeffrey Street, Littletown.

 

WOLFENDEN , ERNEST

6125 Private 12th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on the first day of the battle of Loos on 25 September 1915 age 21. No known grave, listed on the Loos Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Charles Street, Gomersal.

 

WOLFENDEN , PERCY

36428 Private 21st Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action on 14 October 1917 during the battle of Passchendaele age 34. Buried Solferino Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Mount Street,Cleckheaton.

 

WOMERSLEY , ERNEST HAROLD

2348 Private 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Boesinghe area on 16 October 1915 age 35. Buried Bard Cottage Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Tennyson Place, Cleckheaton.

 

WOOD , ARTHUR

G95140 Private 2/4th Royal Fusiliers. Died of wounds on 20 July 1918 age 19. Buried Crouy British Cemetery, France. Lived Richmond Street, Cleckheaton.

 

WOOD , ARTHUR

Ply21(s), Royal Marine Light Infantry. Killed in action in Gallipoli on 13 May 1915 age 26. No known grave, listed on the Helles Memorial to the Missing, Turkey. Lived Well Street, Flush.

 

WOOD , ERNEST

50259 Private 12th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 3 May 1917 during the battle of Bullecourt age 20. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Marsh Terrace, Cleckheaton.

 

WOOD , HAROLD JOHN THOMAS

16677 Private 2nd Northumberland Fusiliers. Died from gunshot wounds on 15 October 1918 age 28. Buried Doingt Communal Cemetery, France. Lived Wood Street, Cleckheaton.

 

WOOD , STANLEY

20169 Private 8th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action during the battle of Passchendaele on 28 August 1917 age 28. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Child Lane, Roberttown.

 

WOOD , WALTER

20470 Private 6th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of wounds on 31 May 1916 age 18. Buried Avesnes le Compte Communal Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Quaker Lane, Hightown.

 

WOODCOCK , FRED

7576 Private 21st Army Cyclist Corps. Killed in action by machine gun fire on 25 January 1916 age 24. Buried Cite Bonjean Cemetery, France. Lived West Street, Cleckheaton.

 

WRIGHT , FRANK

24801 Private 8th West Riding Regiment. Died of illness in St Lukes hospital, Bradford on 1 November 1917 age 34. Buried Whitcliffe Cemetery, Cleckheaton. Lived New Street, Liversedge.

 

WRIGHT , FRED  *

6595 private 1/4th Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action in the Liepzig Salient during the battle of the Somme on 17 September 1916 age 19. Buried Lonsdale Cemetery, France. Lived Clare Street, Gomersal.

 

WRIGHT , TOM  *

91869 Gunner, Royal Field Artillery. Killed in action by a shellburst on 27 April 1916 age 22. Buried Loos British Cemetery, France. Lived Clare Street, Gomersal.

 

WRIGHT , LEONARD

306619 Lance Corporal 2/7th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action in the Bucquoy area on 13 June 1918 age 28. Buried Bienvillers Military Cemetery, France. Lived Oxford Road, Gomersal.

 

YOUNG , HENRY

27018 Lance Corporal 7th Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on the Somme on 8 February 1917 age 24. No known grave, listed on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Prospect House, Hightown.

 

ADDENDA

During the many years I spent researching the names on the War Memorial I came across over a further 100 casualties with Spenborough connections. Each case was carefully examined and I finally ascertained that 35 of these should have been included on the Memorial. In 1921 when the appeal was made in the Spenborough Guardian for names to be included on the Memorial some families had left the area or had died out in the 'flu" epidemic following the war, some were illiterate and some actually refused to believe their loved ones were dead. Genuine mistakes were also made by the typesetters and engravers.

However on the 1 July 2000, the 35 names were added to the Memorial in a moving ceremony in front of a large crowd which included some of the descendents of those finally honoured. Since then I have found another individual who should also have appeared on the Memorial and no doubt there will be many more. The additional names appear hereunder.

 

ALLOTT , EPHRAIM

5187 Private 1st Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action in the Ypres area on 24 October 1914. No known grave, listed on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Gomersal.

 

AMBLER , GEORGE HOWARD

29976 Private 1st Duke of Cornwalls Light Infantry. Killed in action on 14 April 1918 age 19. Buried Aire Communal Cemetery, France. Lived Scholes.

 

ANDERTON , ARTHUR LYON  *

TR5/ 77542 Private, East Surrey Regiment. Died from a heart defect at his mother's home in Essex on 3 November 1917 age 31. Buried Chingford Cemetery, England. Lived Spring Mount, Cleckheaton.

 

BELL , HAROLD

13822 Private 9th Royal Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action in Salonika on 18 June 1916. Buried Lembert Road Military Cemetery, Greece. Lived John William Street, Cleckheaton.

 

BERRY , FRED

306556 Private 2/7th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 3 May 1917 at Bullecourt age 20. No known grave, listed on the Arras Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Craven Terrace, Gomersal.

 

BINKS , FRANK

183908 Sapper, Royal Engineers. Died of illness on 1 January 1919 age 39. Buried Mikra British Cemetery, Greece, Lived St James Street, Cleckheaton.

 

BUCKNELL , THOMAS

I have since discovered this man already appears in this roll under the name of Thomas William Bucknall Harrison. See earlier entry under that name.

 

CAVE , THOMAS

12163 Private 2nd East Lancashire Regiment. Killed in action on 12 March 1915 age 28. No known grave, listed on the Le Touret Memorial to the Missing, France. Lived Broom Street, Cleckheaton.

 

COLLINS , GILBERT

9985 Private 7th Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action on 15 April 1918 in the Italian campaign. Buried Boscon Cemetery, Italy. Lived Cleckheaton.

 

CORDINGLE , W

118329 Private, Royal Field Artillery. Died in Iraq of disease on 2 April 1919 age 42. Listed on the Basra Memorial to the Missing, Iraq. Lived Walkers Arms, Scholes.

 

CRAVEN , TOM

Able seaman 1386/DA, Royal Naval Reserve. Drowned after falling overboard from the armed trawler Viola on 7 November 1914. Buried Lerwick Cemetery, Scotland. Parents lived Quarry Road, Cleckheaton.

 

CROWTHER , ROBERT

26016 Private 12th West Yorkshire Regiment. Died in Germany as a Prisoner of War on 4 January 1918 age 24. Buried Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany. Lived Tabbs Lane, Scholes.

 

DONNER , JOHN WILLIAM

19671 Private 2nd York & Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action on 8 June 1918 age 35. No known grave, listed on the Tyne Cot Memorial to the Missing, Belgium. Lived Westgate Square, Cleckheaton.

 

ELLIS , THOMAS HENRY

68624 Private, Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died of sickness at home on 15 December 1918 age 19. Buried Gomersal St Marys Churchyard. Lived Gomersal.

 

EMERY , EDWARD

5068 Corporal 1st Royal Munster Fusiliers. Killed in action on 15 July 1916 age 20. Buried Bethune Town Cemetery, France. Lived Moor Bottom, Cleckheaton.

 

FLATHERS , ARTHUR

113963 Private, Machine Gun Corps. Died of sickness in India on 6 September 1919. No known grave, listed on the Delhi Memorial, India. Lived Union Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HARPER , WHG  DCM

1462 Corporal, Royal Horse Guards. Killed in action on 28 April 1916 age 24. Buried Aix en Issort Churchyard, France. Lived Upper Green Avenue, Scholes.

 

HARRISON , WILLIAM OLIVER

Army Service Corps. Died at home on 24 April 1921 age 31 never having recovered from wounds and his treatment as a German Prisoner of war. Buried Cleckheaton New Cemetery. Lived Greenside, Cleckheaton.

 

HIRST , TOM

Former Private in the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died at home on 28 December 1917 from wounds received in the war. Buried Liversedge Cemetery. Lived Edward Street, Liversedge.

 

HOLMES , SQUIRE

6119 Private 25th Northumberland Fusiliers. Killed in action by a gunshot in the Ypres area on 22 January 1917 age 20. Buried Ration Farm Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Iron Street, Cleckheaton.

 

HAWORTH , JOE

58211 Private, Coldstream Guards. Killed in action on 1 July 1916 in the Ypres area age 33. Buried Essex Farm Cemetery, Belgium. Lived the Police House, Littletown.

 

KEANE , THOMAS  MM

1115 Lance Corporal, Guards Mounted Machine Gun Section. Killed in action on 1 April 1918 age 30. Buried Bucquoy Road Cemetery, France. Lived Quaker Lane, Liversedge.

 

LUTY , ARTHUR

Chief Engineer, Merchant Navy. Died of pneumonia in hospital in Liverpool, England on 17 February 1919 age 30. Buried Whitcliffe Cemetery, Cleckheaton. Lived Caroline Street, Cleckheaton.

 

NORTH , HUGH

M2/053580 Private, Army Service Corps. Died of sickness in Salonika on 6 October 1915. Buried Portianos Military Cemetery, Greece. Lived Lower Hall, Liversedge.

 

PEARCE , NORMAN

See separate booklet Officers Died in the Great War.

 

PEARSON , EZEKIEL

32555 Private 10th West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action on 12 July 1918. Buried Caberet Rouge British Cemetery, France. Lived Union Street, Cleckheaton.

 

SEED , EDGAR

66098 Private Machine Gun Corps. Killed in action 10 June 1917 age 20. Buried Strand Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Rawfolds, Cleckheaton.

 

SHARP , SAM

53041 Corporal, Royal Army Medical Corps. Killed in action on 16 December 1917 in the Ypres area age 37. Buried Dozinghem Military Cemetery, Belgium. Lived Dewsbury Road, Cleckheaton.

 

SHEARD , SAMUEL WILLIAM

22154 Sapper, Australian Imperial Force (Engineers). Died in hospital in London from pneumonia on 29 December 1919 age 20. Buried Liversedge Cemetery. Some relatives lived Gomersal, parents Australia.

 

SMITH , ARTHUR

Formerly of the West Riding Regiment. Died from the effects of wounds received in the war on 17 April 1919. Lived Brook Street, Cleckheaton.

 

TAYLOR , ARTHUR

Private Leicestershire Regiment. Killed in action on 9 August 1918 age 28. Lived Chapel View, Liversedge.

 

TAYLOR , ARTHUR

Private, 1/4th West Riding Regiment. Died in training in December 1915 age 20. Place of burial and address unknown.

 

TAYLOR , WILLIE

33376 Private 13th East Lancashire Regiment. Died of wounds 29 August 1918 age 41. Lived Sykes Street, Cleckheaton.

 

WOMERSLEY , SHADERACK

241065 Private 2/5th West Riding Regiment. Killed in action on 6 August 1918 age 35. Buried St Sever Cemetery Extension, France. Lived Omar Street, Flush.

 

YATES , ROLAND SHAW

11176 Lance Sergeant, Army Pay Corps. Committed suicide on 29 May 1919 age 30. Buried St Peters Churchyard, Hartshead. Lived Cleckheaton.

 

Finally a sailor I recently discovered in a war grave in a local cemetery who is not commemorated on the War Memorial although his two brothers Charles Henry and Thomas both are.

SMITH , WAUGH  *

273412 Leading Seaman, Royal Navy (HMS Larkspur). Died of pneumonia on 25 December 1919 age 33. Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery. Lived Walker Street, Liversedge.

 

* Denotes brothers   ~ Denotes uncle and nephew.

 

Three families lost three sons, many lost two and one lost a son and daughter. Mrs Walker, a widow living in Flush, also commemorated her three lost sons on the family grave in Heckmondwike Cemetery as pictured below.

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EPILOGUE

The loss of all these young men was a devastating blow to their families and the whole community. Unfortunately some families had even more reason to grieve as the bodies of their loved ones were never found or identified. "No known grave" appears many times in this narrative, in fact over 40% of the Spenborough casualties, which equates to over 200 men, are named on the Memorials to the Missing. Pictured below at the time of their dedication in the late 1920's, and early 1930's are the four largest such Memorials. In clockwise order they are Thiepval (Somme), Arras (Arras), Menin Gate (Ypres), and Tyne Cot (Passchendaele).

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 The Thiepval memorial commemorates 73,000 missing; Arras 36,000; Menin Gate 55,000 and Tyne Cot 33,000. In the words of poet  Lawrence Binyon :

 

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old

 

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn

 

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning

 

We will remember them.

 

Cleckheaton's Finest

 

The Spenborough Roll of Honour for the First World War

 

by

Charlie Turpin

 

 

During the First World War millions of men enlisted to serve their Country including around 3,000 from Spenborough. The local war memorial commemorates the 1 woman and 508 men who gave their lives in the conflict.

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