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13 October 1917 : Pte Clifford Haley

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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

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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…


100: June 2014 Special Edition

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24 August 1918 : Pte Willie Allott

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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 …


The 9th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry in the Great War with Dr. Derek Clayton

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Derek Clayton will be giving a talk on the 9th Bn King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Derek was born in Yorkshire and attended Batley Grammar School before beginning a long association with the University of Birmingham. He graduated in 1979 with a BA in French and German and went on to teach Modern Languages in three Birmingham schools before ret…