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6 September 1917 Pte Bertie Howroyd was killed on this day


Bertie Howroyd was born in Ravensthorpe in or about 1898. Living with his parents, Ephraim and Ellen Howroyd at 93 Clarkson Street, Ravensthorpe, he attended the Wesleyan Church and Sunday School and worked as a percher for Pickering Greaves and Co (a perch is a frame on which cloth is placed for inspection; a percher is the person who inspects the…

CANCELLED - 'The 2nd Battle of Kemmel' a talk by John Sheehan


MEETING CANCELLED - Due to adverse weather this meeting has neen cancelled and will hopefully be re-arranged for later this year.   John Sheehan, author of Harrogate Terriers (published by Pen and Sword), will relate how the 1/5th (Territorial) Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment, helped stop the German advance in April 1918. Find us at St Mary's…

'Bradford Boys at Bullecourt': a talk by Fraser Skirrow


This is the second of two talks this afternoon Bullecourt was part of the wider Battle of Arras in May 1917, it was here the 62nd (West Riding) Division 'cut their teeth' in action for the first time. The 2/6th West Yorkshire Regiment - Bradford Territorials - made a costly attempt to take this fortress village. Using eye witness accounts, letters…