World War 1 Commemoration

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Did you have a relative who fought in WW1?
Are their names on the War Memorial in Kirkheaton Parish Church?

The village Family History group has a number of members who are keen to find out as much as possible about these people, with the hope of giving a presentation later in the year as part of the WW1 commemorations. The names are listed below. We’d also love to put some of these stories, and any photos you have, on our web site. Please contact the Editor.

The Group meets every Thursday at the Kirkheaton Library 6-7pm, to give help and advice for those just starting out finding out about their family history or already have experience. Free access to the internet and various family history sites are available.

Please get in touch ( or Colin 07824 499 600) if you

  • Have one of these as an ancestor
  • Have any information – photos would be great
  • Are aware of a name that should be added
  • Would like to help in the research
  • Have any family memorabilia eg letters from the front, photographs, medals etc which you can share with uswar memorial
Forename Surname   Forename Surname
Hefford William Ernest Ainley A T Jones
William Edgar Ambler Percival Martin Jones
Arthur William Armitage Arthur Kaye
William Thomas Aspin Thomas Kingston
Samuel Baggs Frank Lockwood
William Henry Ball Norman Percy Lodge
Charles Victor Barker Frank Baxter Mallinson
Norman Gomersall Barrett (Barritt) Wilfred Mallinson
John William Baxter James William Morris
George Bedford David Moxon
Charles Edward Bentley Cyril Normington
 Biggin George Pearson
William Bostock John Alfred Pearson
Arthur Broadhead George Ernest Pexton
Willie Broadhead Lewis Priestley
Thomas Walter Brook John Sandland
James Willie Brooke James Albert Schofield
Albert Edward Brooks Henry Scholefield
Albert Burnley Harry Scholes
Herbert Carlton Friend Secker
Alfred Carter Clement Senior
Arthur Chappell Herbert Sharpe
Joseph Clarkson Percy Shaw
James Willie Cliffe Harry Shirtcliffe
Willie Cowgill John Benson Smith
Richard Clifford Crossley Ernest Edwin Spivey
Hewson Dagg Herbert Henry Spivey
Charles William Donalson-Kaye Jonathan Stafford
Frank Crossley Dyson Alexander Stavert
John Rowland Dyson Arthur Swallow
Albert Earnshaw William Henry Swallow
Anthony Fearnley Fred Swift
Leonard Firth Albert Sykes
Archer France Arthur Sykes
Albert Garner Walter Sykes
Edgar Garthwaite Henry Thewlis
Jack Garthwaite Albert Thornton
C S Grange Frank Thornton
Tom Greenwood Walter Thornton
Robert Grimes James Martin Tolson
Arthur Haigh Robert Huntriss Tolson
John Henry Hardy Harry Tunnacliffe
Harry Hartley Percy Walker
Frank Hill John Whitaker (Whittaker)
Lewis Hill Walter Whittaker
Fred Hodgson Bertie Wilson
Sidney Holmes Frank Haydn Wilson
George Linford Holroyd James Schofield Wilson
Benjamin Holt John Edward Wilson
Thomas Houghland Fred Wimpenny
John Howarth Arnold Wood
Fred Hudson Hubert Wood


One thought on “World War 1 Commemoration

  1. Hello,
    I have recently bought a Somme Poppy Pin from the Royal British Legion which comes with the name of a soldier commemorated at Thiepval. My soldier is Private John Howarth and I believe he may be the one on your church war memorial? His regimental no is 301782 and he was in 1st/8th Durham Light Infantry and killed on 5th Nov 1916. I wanted to discover more about him and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission says he was the son of Joe and Sarah Howarth of 466 Greenside, Dalton. I have been unable to find a photo of him but if you have any more information on him I would love to know.
    I look forward to hearing from you if you have any more details of this man.
    Kind regards
    Anne Anderson

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