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13 October 1917 : Pte Clifford Haley


His was the fifth child of Charles Haley (a leather currier) and Nancy (née) Wright.  After attending St Saviour's Boys' School and the Ravensthorpe Congregational Church Sunday School, Clifford joined his father in working at Hartley Brothers, curriers, in Ravensthorpe. In his spare time Clifford played the cornet in the Dewsbury Borough Brass …

30 November 1917 : L/Cpl William Dewhurst


William Dewhurst was living at Barnoldswick, where he was employed as a weaver at the time of his enlistment. Enlisting into the 4th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (as 5841) at Keighley in August 1916, when he was 31 and 11 months old, William was transferred to the Machine Gun Corps in November of the same year. Posted on active service i…

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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 …

20 February 1916: Captain Christopher Bethel


Second son of Edward Hugh Bethell DSO, retired Colonel R.E. and mother Annie of 18 Hyde Park Square, Middlesex Educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown, South Africa where he had a distinguished academic career graduating with honours and from 25 June 1905 at Trinity College, Cambridge becoming President of the Cambridge Union and graduatin…