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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 was the son of Thomas (a cotton mill engineer) and Ann (née Bielby). All the children become weavers, probably working part-time from school as age 12 and full-time shortly after. Thomas Dawson died in July 1906. The children lived at home until they married in their early to mid-twenties.  At the time of the outbreak of war in 1914 Wi…

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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 …

'Missing-Died-Survived' with Guy Senior


‘Missing-Died-Survived’ is the story of three brothers who fought on the Western Front: Joseph, Walter and George Senior. Born in the Yorkshire town of Wakefield, all three were educated at Wakefield Grammar School. Joseph, the eldest, was one of the most academically gifted boys of his generation. In the 1911 Oxford Senior Examinations, he was ra…