Search results for Weaver.

11 August 1917 Pte. Foster Yerkess, 2nd Bn Royal Berks Regt.


Foster Yerkess was born in Earby, Yorkshire in 1896 to parents Jacob and Mary Ellen, both cotton weavers.  At the time of the April 1911 Census, 15 year old Foster, the eldest of three children, was working as a weaver, as was his 12 year old sister Alice who was a cotton weaver and at school 1/2 time. They were living at 25 James St, Earby - th…

27 April 1917: Pte James Wormwell


James was employed as a weaver at J J Duckworth & Co before joining the army in August 1914. At the 1901 Census he was living with his grandparents at 126 Vicarage Rd, Thornton and his aunt and uncle and six cousins. His uncle was a builder/contractor, while his cousins from age 13 upwards worked in either the cotton mill or quarry.  At the…