Men named on the Heckmondwike Green Park Memorial

Of the over 1000 men from Heckmondwike who were involved in The Great War, of these men 157 are recorded on the War Memorial in Green Park. The list below names these men who died. By clicking on a name you will be taken to the dedicated webpage where you can read about the selected man's life and sad death. If you can contribute in any way to providing a fuller description of any of the men or have photographs relating to them please contact us and we will include this material. Our email address is

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Louis Ackroyd

Corporal 106514, Royal Engineers – 189th Field Company (Chemists Corp)

Died 3rd October 1915 aged 24

Buried Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery, France

Son of Dan and Mary Jane Ackroyd

Lived 12, Rydal Terrace, Heckmondwike

Albert Aitkin

Private 1396, 4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 17th September 1915 aged 21

Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France

Son of James and Sarah Ann Aitken

Lived 67, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Ernest Allen

Private 36330, 10th Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)

Killed in Action 4th October 1917 aged 25

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Son of John and Jane Ann Allen

Lived 67, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

George Allen

Private 7476, 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 25th September 1915 aged 30

No Known Grave Commemorated Loos Memorial, France

Son of William and Martha Allen

Lived 102, High Street, Heckmondwike

James Bartholomew Archer

Private 43047, 10th Battalion Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Killed in Action 30th March 1918 aged 19

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Son of Richard and Sarah Archer

Lived 30, Tattersfield Yard, Heckmondwike

Lothair Armitage

Private No. 3/1532, 1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 2nd March 1915 aged 25

Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France

Son of Robert John and Edith Burnley Armitage

Lived 4, Lobley Street, Heckmondwike

Horace Aspin

Rifleman 41826, 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment

Died of Wounds 7th September 1918 aged 19

Buried Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France

Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Aspin

Lived 26, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

John Aykroyd

Private 16/1539, 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Died 9th October 1917 aged 38

Buried Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium

Husband of Amy Aykroyd

Lived 11, Powell Street, Heckmondwike

George Frederick Ball

Private 22018, York and Lancaster Regiment

Died 1st July 1916 aged 27

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Husband of Edith Mary Ball

Lived 16, High Street, Heckmondwike

Frederick-de-Forge Bartle

Private 306527, 2nd/7th Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died 3rd May 1917 aged 32

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Son of Frederick and Lizzie Bartle

Lived Walkley House, Heckmondwike

Frederick Batley

Chief Refrigeration Engineer, Mercantile Marine

Died 20th November 1918 aged 30

Buried Upper Independent Chapel, Heckmondwike

Son of Ben and Annie Batley

Lived Providence House, Blanket Hall Street, Heckmondwike

George Cooke Batley

Private DM2/190606, 33rd Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps

Died 5th December 1918 aged 30

Buried Caudry British Cemetery, France

Son of Ben and Annie Batley

Lived Providence House, Blanket Hall Street, Heckmondwike

John Alfred Baxter

Private 19491, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in Action 12th October 1916 aged 31

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of Charles and Lavinia Baxter

Lived 189, High Street, Heckmondwike

Harry Beldon

Private 23374, 6th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Died 9th March 1917 aged 23

No Known Grave Commemorated Basra Memorial, Iraq

Son of Alfred and Mary Beldon

Lived Robin Lane, Kilpin Hill, Heckmondwike

William Edward Bellerby

Private 250773, 20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry

Died 3rd August 1917 aged 30

Buried Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France

Husband of Emily Bellerby

Lived 45, Jeremy Lane, Heckmondwike

Joseph Bennett

Corporal 91332, The Tank Corps

Died 20th November 1917 aged 27

No Known Grave Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, France

Husband of Clara Bennett

Lived 2, Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike

Thomas Bennett

Private 20081, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards

Died 9th October 1917 aged 35

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Husband of Ada Bennett

Lived 2, Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike

Arthur Benson

Driver 1460, Royal Field Artillery

Died 26th July 1916 aged 27

Buried Mesnil Community Cemetery Extension, Somme, France

Husband of Gladys Benson

Lived 14, Kilpin Hill, Heckmondwike

Thomas Henry Blakeley

Signal Boy J/39929, Royal Navy

Died 31st May 1916 aged 16

Lost at Sea Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Son of Henry and Mathilda Blakeley

Lived 11, Northgate, Heckmondwike

Allan Bowker

Private 26361, 2nd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment

Died of Wounds 5th August 1918 aged 36

Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery

Son of Henry and Mary Jane Bowker

Lived 47, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

Tom Brayshaw

Private 29887, Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 14th April 1917 aged 20

Buried Duisans British Cemetery Etrun, Pas de Calais, France

Son of George and Emily Brayshaw (both deceased)

Lived 63, Cemetery Road / Oldfield Lane, Heckmondwike

Joseph Brearley

Private 236085, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)

Died 9th October 1917 aged 18

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Son of James and Lydia Ann Brearley

Lived 50, Church Street, Heckmondwike

Norman Briggs

Able Seaman KP/856, Royal Naval Volunteer Service

Died 27th December 1915 aged 27

Buried at the Redoubt Cemetery Helles, Turkey

Husband of Polly Briggs

Lived 6, Barber Square, Heckmondwike

James Broderick

Private 6120, Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 26th June 1916 aged 20

Buried Dartmoor Cemetery Becordel-Becourt, France

Lived 4, Royle Fold, Heckmondwike

George Henry Brooke

Rifleman 15420, 11th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps

Died 24th August 1916 aged 21

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of Henry and Mary Jane Brooke

Lived 2, Wharton Street, Heckmondwike

Arthur Burnett

Lance Corporal 26165, 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Died 24th July 1917 aged 31

No Known Grave Commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

Husband of Lily Burnett

Lived 138, High Street, Heckmondwike

Ned Cartwright

Private 16/1572, 16th Battalion West Riding Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Died 27th February 1917 aged 38

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Husband of Ada Cartwright

Lived 21, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

Joseph William Corcoran

Sapper 239493, Royal Engineers (Railway Operating Division)

Died 27th May 1918 aged 21

Buried Mendingham Military Cemetery, Belgium

Son of Edward and Ada Corcoran

Lived 4, Walkley Terrace, Heckmondwike

Leonard Coulton

Private 11049, 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 31st October 1914 aged 22

No Known Grave Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, France

Son of John and Martha Coulton

Lived 2, Peel Street, Heckmondwike

Norman Lawrence Coward

Private 27078, 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)

Died 28th March 1918 aged 21

Buried Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette, France

Son of George and Alice Coward

Lived 23, Brighton Terrace, Heckmondwike

William Crane

Private 22430, 6th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment

Died 17th July 1916 aged 34

No Known Grave Commemorated Shaikh Saad Old Cemetery Memorial, Amara War Cemetery, Iraq

Husband of Alice Ann Crane

Lived 55, Heckmondwike Road, Heckmondwike

Lennox Crossley

Corporal 14854, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in Action 27th August 1917 aged 23

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium

Son of Aaron and Sarah Crossley

Lived 15, Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike

Russell Eric Crowther

Private 205211, 1st/5th Battalion Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Killed in Action 25th April 1918 aged 19

Buried at Sanctuary Wood, Ypres, Belgium

Son of Thomas Wood and Kate Crowther

Lived Battye Street School House, Heckmondwike

John Arnold Culbert

Private 46575, 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

Died of Wounds 28th October 1918 aged 27

Buried Giavera British Cemetery Giavera del Montello, Provincia di Treviso, Veneto Italy

Son of James and Ann Culbert

Lived at 10, Park Road, Heckmondwike

Christopher Cushworth

Private 32617, 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment

Died 5th June 1917 aged 31

Buried Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Belgium

Husband of Laura Cusworth

Lived 20, High Street, Heckmondwike

Thomas Firby Dent

Private PLY/184(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry

Killed in Action 13th November 1916 aged 20

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of James and Caroline Dent

Lived 11, King Street, Heckmondwike

Sidney Dobson

Private 8741, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards

Died 16th May 1915 aged 21

No Known Grave Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France

Son of William Edward and Mary Jane Dobson

Lived 12, Cambridge Street, Heckmondwike

William Donnelly

Private 11659, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died 3rd May 1915 aged 43

Buried Heckmonwike Cemetery

Husband of Ellen Donnelly

Lived 55, Croft Street, Heckmondwike

Thomas Doran

Lance Sergeant 17687, Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 20th September 1917 aged 27

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Husband of Maud Doran

Lived 3, Herbert Street, Heckmondwike

Arthur William Duffin

Private 330735, 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion Highland Light Infantry

Died 25th September 1917 aged 22

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Son of Joseph and Annie Duffin

Lived 131, Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike

Ronald Duthie

Private 57651, East Yorkshire Regiment

Died 12th November 1918 aged 18

Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery

Son of Charles Watt and Mary Ann Duthie

Lived Westfield House, Little Green Lane, Heckmondwike

Harry Dye

Private 44194, 12th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 8th November 1917 aged 26

Buried Oxford Road Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium

Son of Robert and Ada A Dye

Lived 18, Kaye Street, Heckmondwike

Law Dyson

Private 025162, Army Ordnance Corps (EEF)

Died 7th December 1917 aged 48

Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt

Husband of Mary Ann Dyson

Lived 16, Back Lane, Heckmondwike

Charles William Exley

Private 27001, 8th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Regiment)

Died 8th October 1916 aged 23

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of William and Frances Exley

Lived 15, Darley Street, Heckmondwike

Ernest Exley

Private 35570, Labour Corps, Durham Light Infantry

Died 14th November 1918 aged 31

Buried Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension, Oise, France

Husband of Beatrice Annie Exley

Lived 124, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Thomas William Exley

Private 27567, 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)

Died 12th July 1916 aged 19

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Son of John France and Rosetta Exley

Lived 103, High Street, Heckmondwike

Robert Farrell

Lance Corporal 241030, 5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died of Wounds 19th November 1918 aged 21

Buried Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine Maritime, France

Son of Thomas and Mary Farrell of Liverpool

Lived 30, Kaye Street, Heckmondwike

Daniel Faulkner

Rifleman 40050, Royal Irish Rifles

Died 29th November 1916 aged 21

Buried Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium

Son of Richard and Mary Faulkner

Lived at 70, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Luke Fawcett

Private 20879, East Lancashire Regiment

Died 16th October 1915 aged 35

Buried East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece

Husband of Ann Fawcett

Lived 81, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Joseph Fieldhouse

Lance Corporal 14564, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died 19th March 1916 aged 31

Buried Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France

Husband of Eva Fieldhouse

Lived 53, High Street, Heckmondwike

James Finnigan

Private 12/1474, 12th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 1st July 1916 aged 24

Buried Queens Cemetery, Puisieux, France

Son of John and Mary Ellen Finnigan

Lived 30, Kaye Street, Heckmondwike

Fred Firth

Private 33510, 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Died 16th August 1917 aged 20

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Son of Joseph Henry and Mary Firth

Lived at 22, Boundary Street, Heckmondwike

John Firth

Sergeant 7522, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)

Killed in Action 4th June 1916 aged 29

Buried Essex Farm Cemetery Boezinge, Belgium

Son of Squire and Martha Firth

Lived 45, King Street, Heckmondwike

Allatt Fisher

Private 20534, 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in Action 3rd May 1917 aged 35

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Son of George and Harriet Fisher

Lived 10, Milton Square, Heckmondwike

Herbert France

Private 18195, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)

Died 18th October 1917 aged 22

Buried Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France

Son of John and Mary Ellen France

Lived 10, Birkhead Street, Heckmondwike

Gilbert Franklin

Private 42004, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment

Died 10th April 1918 aged 18

No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Son of Charlton and Catherine Franklin

Lived 59, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

George Gale

Private PLY/175(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry

Died 3rd May 1915 aged 22

No Known Grave Commemorated Helles Memorial, Turkey

Son of Robert and Sarah Gale

Lived 10, Beck Lane, Heckmondwike

Joseph Gibson

Private 37235, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)

Died 20th February 1917 aged 28

Buried Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Belgium

Son of John and Ada Gibson

Lived 44, Chapel Lane, Heckmondwike

Miles Gill

Private 202002, 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in Action 3rd September 1916 aged 29

Buried Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France

Husband of Maria Gill

Lived Leeds New Road, Heckmondwike

Louis Gladman

Private 15777, Coldstream Guards

Died 14th September 1916 aged 25

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of John and Ann Gladman

Lived 16, Princess Street, Heckmondwike

Robert Gladman

Private G/20685, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)

Died 16th August 1916 aged 37

Buried Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France

Son of John and Ann Gladman

Lived 16, Princess Street, Heckmondwike

George William Goodall

Private 136018, 34th Battalion Machine Gun Corps

Died 1st November 1918 aged 19

Buried Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Belgium

Son of Josiah and Annie Louisa Goodall

Lived 69, Battye Street, Heckmondwike

Percy Goodall

Private 35445, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in Action 24th October 1918 aged 19

Buried at Verchain British Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre, France

Son of Ernest and Martha Goodall

Lived Coop House, Batley Road, Heckmondwike

Albert Edward Greenwood

Signaller 31662, 13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment

Died 6th January 1919 aged 27

Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery

Son of Albert and Eliza Greenwood

Lived 74, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

John Thomas Haddon

Private 235528, 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment

Died 18th September 1917 aged 32

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Husband of Elsie Haddon

Lived 41, Croft Street, Heckmondwike

John William Hagan

Private 27538, 15th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)

Died 19th August 1917 aged 20

Buried Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery, France

Son of John and Annie Hagan

Lived 6, Upper George Street, Heckmondwike

Christopher Hallam

Air Mechanic 2nd Class 77450, 21st Squadron Royal Flying Corps

Killed in a Flying Accident 21st August 1917 aged 28

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Flying Services Memorial, France

Husband of Sarah (Sadie) Hallam

Lived 6, Sharpe Street, Heckmondwike

Albert Hanson

Private 16/1490, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Died 1st July 1916 aged 38

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Husband of Elizabeth Ann Hanson

Lived 114, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Reginald Sowden Hanson

Private 235581, 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)

Died 9th April 1918 aged 21

No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Son of William Eward and Annie Hanson

Lived 157, High Street, Heckmondwike

Harry Headley

Private 76290, 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment

Killed in Action 23rd October 1918 aged 20

Buried Pommereuil British Cemetery, Nord, France

Son of Isabel West

Lived 9, Brooke Street, Heckmondwike

John Thomas Hepworth

Private 79767, Durham Light Infantry

Died 9th September 1918 aged 19

No Known Grave Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Pas-de-Calais, France

Son of Edwin and Maria Hepworth

Lived 10, Strawberry Square, Heckmondwike

Alfred Hinchliffe

Private 982, York and Lancaster Regiment

Died 1st July 1916 aged 24

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of William Henry and Mary Jane Hinchliffe

Lived 53, Lobley Street, Heckmondwike

Tom Hinchliffe

Lance Corporal S/9754, 4th/5th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)

Died 28 July 1918 aged 24

No Known Grave Commemorated Soissons Memorial, Aisne, Picardie, France

Son of William Henry and Mary Jane Hincliffe

Lived 12, Milton Square, Heckmondwike

Clifford Hirst

Ordinary Seaman J/31566, Royal Navy

Died 31st May 1916 aged 19

Lost at Sea Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Son of Joseph and Edith Hirst

Lived Victoria Street, Heckmondwike

Haydn Hirst

Private 19472, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died 24 February 1917 aged 32

Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Hirst

Lived Hollinbank Terrace, Heckmondwike

John William Hirst

ex Army

Died at home 27th September 1919 aged 42

Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery

Husband of Edith Hirst

Lived 51, Croft Street, Heckmondwike

Raymond Algeno Hirst

Gunner 1931, 2nd West Riding Brigade, Royal Field Artillery

Died 23rd January 1916 aged 24

Buried Heckmondwike Upper Independent Chapel

Son of Walter and Hannah Hirst

Lived 6, Garden Street, Heckmondwike

William George Hoffland

Private 204061, 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment

Died 21st November 1917 aged 26

No Known Grave Commemorated Cambria Memorial, Louveral, France

Husband of Florence Walker

Lived 103, Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike

Ernest Holmes

Private 21/112, Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Killed in Action 11th May 1917 aged 41

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Son of Abraham and Elizabeth Holmes

Lived 20, Chapel Lane, Heckmondwike

Harold Binns Holt

Private 6019, 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died of Wounds 1st October 1917 aged 38

Buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, De Klijte, Belgium

Son Robert and Mary Holt

Lived 26, Ings Road, Heckmondwike

Rowland Jenkinson

Private 6104, Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 25th September 1915 aged 21

No Known Grave Commemorated Loos Memorial, France

Husband of Ethel Jenkinson

Lived 37, High Street, Heckmondwike

Frank Kaye

Corporal 21/507, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Died 20th May 1918 age 25

Buried at Gonnehem British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France

Son of Henry and Esther Kaye

Lived 8 Park Rd, Jeremy Lane, Heckmondwike

Naylor Keach

Private 4525, York and Lancaster Regiment

Died 25th March 1916 aged 40

Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery

Husband of Julia Ann Keach (deceased)

Lived 158, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Alfred Law

Private 42360, 13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment (Barnsley Pals)

Died 12th April 1918 aged 19

No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Son of James and Elizabeth Law

Lived 27, Kaye Street, Heckmondwike

George William Lawford

Private 20710, 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Killed in Action 6th November 1917 aged 30

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Husband of Lily Lawford

Lived 35, Upper Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike

Thomas Lawton

Sapper 82901, Royal Engineers

Died 15th April 1915 aged 28

No Known Grave Commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

Son of Thomas and Emma Lawton

Lived 40, Cater Lane, Heckmondwike

Arthur Ledgard

Ordinary Seaman J/56146, Royal Navy

Died 14th January 1917 aged 20

Lost at Sea Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial

Son of Fred and Lizzie Ledgard

Lived 42, Victoria Street, Heckmondwike

Norman K Lees

Private 45326, 13th (Service) (1st Barnsley) Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment

Killed in Action 12th April 1918 aged 26

No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Husband of Elsie Lees

Lived 150, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Thomas William Lindsay

Lance Corporal 242701, 1st/4th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died of Wounds 27 October 1918 aged 25

Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France

Husband of Annie Lindsay

Lived 40, High Street, Heckmondwike

Raymond Lister

Private 200784 (4008), 4th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders

Died 3rd September 1916 aged 21

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Pier, Somme, France

Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Lister

Lived 19, Grosvenor Terrace, Heckmondwike

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Rhodes Lister

Corporal 113220, Q Special Coy 189th Company, Royal Engineers

Died of Wounds 20th July 1917 aged 26

Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, France

Son of Henry and Susannah Lister

Lived 31, Francis Street, Heckmondwike

George Newton Mapplebeck

Private 201079, 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in Action 3 September 1916 aged 21

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of George and Hannah Mapplebeck

Lived 35, Westgate, Heckmondwike

Arthur Clarence Moffatt

Private 27897, 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

Died 6th October 1917 aged 23

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Son of Harry Gaythorne and Mary Moffatt

Lived at 97, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

George Henry Morris

Private 39951, 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment

Killed in Action 6th December 1917 aged 19

Buried Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, France

Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Morris

Lived 4, Hope Street, Heckmondwike

James William Morris

Private No.12512, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died 5th May 1915 aged 32

Buried Reninghelst Churchyard Extension, Belgium

Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Marsden Morris

Lived 11, Union Road, Heckmondwike

James Morton

Private 16/1488, 16th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals)

Died 27th February 1917 aged 37

Buried Owl Trench Cemetery, Hebuterne, France

Son of Henry and France Jane Morton

Lived 67, Croft Street, Heckmondwike

Walter Naylor

Private 6123, 1st/4th (Territorial) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 11th April 1918 aged 26

No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Son of Henry and Sarah Naylor

Lived 15, Battye Street, Heckmondwike

James Walker Nelson

Private 3955, 1st/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Killed in Action 7th July 1916 aged 30

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Husband of Martha A Nelson

Lived 68, High Street, Heckmondwike

Fred North

Lance Corporal 7303, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died 5th May 1915 aged 29

Buried in Reninghelst Churchyard Extension, Belgium

Husband of Eliza North

Lived 4, Hope Street, Heckmondwike

George Arthur North

Private 28845, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in Action 9th April 1917 aged 30

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Husband of Elizabeth North

Lived Upper Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike

Edgar Oddy

Private 50278, Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 28th April 1917 aged 22

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Son of Alfred and Emma Oddy

Lived 8, Milton Square, Heckmondwike

Percy Orman

Private 235581, 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers

Died 5th April 1918 aged 18

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Son of Tom Chambler and Martha Eliza Orman

Lived 3, Firth Square, Heckmondwike

Clifford Parker

Private 27092, 6th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own)

Died 17th January 1917 aged 23

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of George and Annie Parker

Lived 5, High Street, Heckmondwike

William Parker

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)

Died of Wounds 31st December 1917 aged 24

Buried in Rocquigny-Equaricourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France

Son of Hiram and Annie Parker

Lived 20, Francis Street, Heckmondwike

Charles Edward Pearce

Private 27977, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)

Died 26th June 1916 aged 20

Buried Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet, Somme, France

Husband of Alice Pearce

Lived 48, Church Street, Heckmondwike

Joseph Edward Peel

Private 28679, Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 16th Battalion (Bradford Pals)

Killed in Action 12th May 1917 Aged 25

Commemorated on the Arras Memorial Bay 4

Son of John Edward and Emma Peel

Lived at 75, Dale Lane, Heckmondwike

Clement Pogson

Private 202158 (4986), 1st/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 8th July 1916 Aged 20

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of Albert Edward and Violetta Pogson

Lived Hadfield Buildings, Heckmondwike

George Fred Preston

Private 10809, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 15th September 1916 aged 22

No Known Grave Commemorated Loos Memorial, France

Son of Strickland and Ada Preston

Lived Eldon Street, Heckmondwike

Leonard Preston

Private 202573, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 27th November 1917 aged 37

No Known Grave Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, France

Husband of Rhoda Ann Preston

Lived 6, Darley Street, Heckmondwike

John Willie Priestley

Private 156542, 19th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)

Killed in Action 7th September 1918 aged 32

Buried Chocques Military Cemetery near Bethune, France

Husband of Martha Ellen Priestley

Lived 13, Milton Square, Heckmondwike

Albert Erwin Quarmby

Private 75064, 21st Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps

Died 8th October 1917 aged 21

Buried Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium

Son of Joseph and Annie Quarmby

Lived Nunroyd, Heckmondwike

Leonard Quarmby

Private 20629, 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 11th July 1916 aged 28

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of Joseph and Annie Quarmby

Lived Nunroyd, Heckmondwike

Charles Radbone

Private 42848, 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment

Died 16th April 1918 aged 28

Buried Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Son of William and Alice Radbone

Lived 5, Bottoms, Heckmondwike

Frank Redhead

Drummer 19498, 15th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment

Died 4th March 1917 aged 28

Buried Brown’s Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France

Husband of Lilian Redhead

Lived 115, High Street, Heckmondwike

Lawrence Edward Rhodes

Private 28981, 1st Battalion Border Regiment

Killed in Action 1st April 1918 aged 28

Buried at Oxford Road Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium

Husband of Elsie Rhodes

Lived 5, Chapel Lane, Heckmondwike

Alfred Henry Robinson

Private 268219, 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died of Wounds 27th August 1918 aged 21

Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France

Son of John Edwin and Ann Robinson

Lived 23, Eldon Street, Heckmondwike

George Roe

Lance Corporal 28670, 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince Of Wales's Own)

Died 17th January 1917 aged 19

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of George and Hannah Maria Roe

Lived Hadfield Buildings, Heckmondwike

Benjamin Schofield

Private 161013, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 27th September 1915 aged 23

No Known Grave Commemorated Loos Memorial, France

Son of Edgar and Mary Schofield both deceased

Lived 18, Cook Lane, Heckmondwike

James Arthur Schofield

Private 15024, Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 25th September 1918 aged 27

Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France

Son of Arthur and Sarah Rebecca Schofield

Lived 2, Eldon Street, Heckmondwike

Percy Schofield

Private 50116, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment

Died 13th October 1918 aged 30

Buried Highland Cemetery Le Cateau, France

Husband of Clara Schofield

Lived 48, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

John Reynolds Scorer

Lance Corporal R/13265, 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps

Died 24th August 1916 aged 23

Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France

Son of Thompson and Catherine Scorer

Lived 9, Powell Street, Heckmondwike

William Sharp

Private 77508, 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry

Killed in Action 26th April 1918 age 19

No Known Grave Commemorated Poziers Memorial, France

Son of Jane Sharp

Lived 15, Queen Street, Heckmondwike

Harry Shaw

Private 26132, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 11th April 1917 aged 21

Buried Warlingcourt Halte British Cemetery, France

Son of Alfred and Harriet Shaw

Lived 8, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Arthur Wilson Simpkin

Captain, 8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment

Died 30th September 1918 aged 22

Buried Ruyalcourt Military Cemetery, France

Son of John William and Emily Simpkin

Lived Joan Royd, Heckmondwike

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Harry Hargreaves Simpkin

Captain (T), 13th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own Regiment)

Killed in Action 22nd March 1918 aged 22

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Son of John William and Emily Simpkin

Lived Joan Royd, Heckmondwike

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Travers Simpkin

Private 9866, Honourable Artillery Company

Died 3rd May 1917 aged 37

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Son of Jonathan and Selina Travers

Lived Joan Royd, Heckmondwike

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Charles Smith

Private No. 51959, 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment

Killed in Action 28th September 1918 aged 23

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Smith

Lived Cawley Hill Farm, Heckmondwike

Ernest Smith

Private 306302, 1st/7th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in Action 29th April 1918 aged 19

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Son of John and Agnes Smith

Lived 79, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Harry Smith

Private 27020, 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own)

Killed in Action 30th July 1917 aged 22

No Known Grave Commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium

Son of John and Catherine Smith

Lived 17, Barber Square, Heckmondwike

NormanSmith

Private 203060, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed 3rd May 1917 aged 32

No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France

Husband of Ethel Smith

Lived 17, Barber Square, Heckmondwike

John William Spink

Private 52041, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment

Killed in Action 23rd October 1918 aged 23

Buried St. Souplet British Cemetery, Nord, France

Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Spink

Lived 9, Brooke Street, Heckmondwike

Joe Hartley Stead

Private 35130, 25th Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish)

Died of Wounds 27th April 1917 aged 38

Buried Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Husband of Alice Stead

Lived 111, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Edgar Sutcliffe

Bugler 12/2151, 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Killed in Action 13th April 1918 aged 20

No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Son of Ellis and Ellen Sutcliffe

Lived 7, Birkhead Street, Heckmondwike

Allan Tattersfield

Acting Bombardier 95023, 1st/1st Essex Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery

Killed in Action 21st November 1917 aged 34

Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium

Son of Frederick James and Frances Mary Tattersfield

Lived The Hollins, Kilpin Hill, Heckmondwike

Ernest Tattersfield

Private 18/1566, 15th/17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)

Died 12th April 1918 aged 25

No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium

Son of Arthur and Mary Jane Tattersfield

Lived 30, Boundary Street, Flush, Heckmondwike

Robert Hodgson K Taylor

Private 1827, 12th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 13th January 1919 aged 35

Buried Bowling Cemetery, Rooley Lane, Bradford

Husband of Charlotte Taylor

Lived 18, King Street, Heckmondwike

George Henry Townend

Private 5954, 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in Action 15th August 1916 aged 20

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of Joss and Alice Townend

Lived 11, Bottoms, Heckmondwike

Charles Gladstone Trevitt

Private 22511, 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 24th August 1916 aged 18

Buried Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, France

Son of Frank Bellwood and Mary Hannah Trevitt

Lived 5, Fountain Street, Heckmondwike

George Turton

Private 48132, 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)

Died 22nd March 1918 aged 20

Commemorated Pozieres Memorial, France

Son of George and Emily Ann Turton

Lived 4, Cater Lane, Heckmondwike

John Wadsworth

Private 38152, Yorkshire Regiment

Died 8th May 1918 aged 39

No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium

Husband of Eva Wadsworth

Lived 131, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Herbert Walker

Private 25231, 17th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)

Died 1st August 1917 aged 22

Buried Brandhoek Cemetery, Belgium

Son of Joseph and Sarah Walker

Lived 43, Upper George Street, Heckmondwike

Percy Walker

Private 242697, 1st/5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 25th March 1917 aged 26

Buried Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France

Son of Joe and Annie Walker

Lived at 5, Northgate, Heckmondwike

Ralph Walker

Private 14435, 1st Battalion Scots Guards

Died 6th April 1917 aged 31

Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France

Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Walker

Lived at 102, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Thomas Dobson Walker

Rifleman C/7714, King's Royal Rifle Corps

Died 15th September 1916 aged 19

Buried Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, Somme, France

Son of Thomas and Eva Walker

Lived Joanroyd, Heckmondwike

Anthony Walsh

Private 17213, 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Killed in Action 14th April 1917 aged 29

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of Michael and Mary Walsh

Lived 16, Royle Fold, Heckmondwike

Thomas Walsh

Private 306532, 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Died 3rd May 1917 aged 32

Buried Ecoust Military Cemetery, Ecoust-Saint-Mien, Pas de Calais, France

Son of Michael and Mary Walsh

Lived 16, Royle Fold, Heckmondwike

Norman Walshaw

Sergeant 14729, Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)

Died 1st July 1916 aged 19

Buried Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle, Somme, France

Son of Albert and Annie Walshaw

Lived 3, Birkhead Street, Heckmondwike

Victor George Ward

Lance Corporal 33124, Royal Engineers

Died 18th May 1918 aged 25

Buried Conde-Sur-L’Escaut Communal Cemetery, Belgium

Son of George and Mary Ann Ward

Lived 4, Grove Street, Heckmondwike

Charles Weaver

Private 16/1631, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

Died 1st July 1916 aged 25

Buried Serre Road Cemetery No.1, Pas de Calais, France

Husband of Grace Weaver

Lived 37, Upper Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike

Leonard Whitaker

Clerk 249154, Royal Air Force

Died 24th November 1918 aged 27

Buried at Sea Commemorated Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton

Husband of Grace Whitaker

Lived 82, High Street, Heckmondwike

Edwin Willett

Private 205573, 4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Died 23rd November 1918 aged 33

Buried Earlsheaton Cemetery, Dewsbury

Husband of Edith Willett

Lived 60, Church Street, Heckmondwike

Sherman Wilson

Private 27398, 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)

Died 8th February 1917

No Known Grave Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of William Sutcliffe and Theodosia Wilson

Lived 80a, Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike

John Bradfield Winn

Private 22483, 12th/6th Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 3rd July 1916 aged 33

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of William and Sarah Jane Winn

Lived 36, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Arthur Wood

Private Ply/21(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry

Died 3rd May 1915 aged 27

No Known Grave Commemorated Helles Memorial, Turkey

Husband of Jessie Wood

Lived Upper Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike

Harold Wright

Private B/20296, 26th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)

Killed in Action 7th October 1916 aged 23

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of William Henry and Sarah Ann Wright

Lived 13, Laurel Mount, Heckmondwike

Joe Wright

Private 4547, 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

Killed in Action 4th July 1916 aged 21

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of Albert and Florence Wright

Lived Robin Lane, Kilpin Hill, Heckmondwike

Albert Edward Yeadon

Private 22484, 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers

Died 11th July 1916 aged 33

No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France

Son of Arthur and Mary Yeadon

Lived 86, Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike