Search results for Dewsbury.

2 September 1917 : Pte George Fieldhouse


His parents were Charles (a foreman at a carpet works) and Elizabeth Fieldhouse. They lived at 21 Armitage St, Raventhorpe, Dewsbury. At the 1901 Census George, age 7, was at home with his parents and six siblings: an older brother Herbert and four sisters. Circumstances could not have been easy; their father spent 14 days in prison for debt an…

27 November 1916 : Pte Joshua J Mitchell


Joshua was the youngest son of four surviving children. His father Arthur Mitchell was a rag trader, his mother was Susannah (née Tolson). He had two older brothers George (by 10 years) and Bernard. At the 1911 Census Joshua was at home and attending school, while George was a warehouse manager and Bernard was a plumber. They lived on Church …

24 August 1918 : Pte Willie Allott


His parents were James (a blacksmith at the colliery) and Emma Allott who lived at 4 Church Street, Ravensthorpe. He was baptised 17 Aug 1894. He was the oldest of the six children.  Age 16 at the 1911 Census Willie was working at the woollen mill in Thornhill Lees.  After originally being drafted into the KOYLI, it was with the King's Royal …