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Churwell War Memorial

1914 - 1918
Name Regiment Additional information - if  known
Charles Allsop KOYLI Charles Rhodes Allsopp was the son of George and Eliza who in 1901 were living at Mansfield Terrace, Churwell.  Charles enlisted in Leeds where he joined the KOYLI.  He became Sergt.. 12439.  He was KIA on 7 August 1917 and is remembered on the Ypres Memorial, Menin Gate
Harold Asquith RE Harold was the son of Joshua and Annie who in 1901 were living at Wide Lane, Morley.  Harold enlisted into the RFA as 81256 but later transferred to the RE's as 254306.  He died on 7 November 1818 and is remembered at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen.  By this time Joshua and Annie were living at 15 Granny Avenue, Churwell
James Bywater KOYLI James was the son of Arthur and Eliza who lived at Back Green, Churwell and husband of May ( later to be come Beevers) who lived at Milners Buildings, Tingley Common. He enlisted in Morley, joining the KOYLI as 35750. He was KIA on 24 November 1917 aged 23 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial
Norman J Booth RGA John Norman Booth was the son of John Herbert and Sarah Elizabeth who lived 35 High Street, Morley in 1901.  He enlisted in Morley and joined the RGA as 70681.  John was KIA on 10 July in 1917 aged 44 and is remembered at Coxyde Military Cemetery.  By this time his parents were living at Belmont, Churwell.
James Brown Lincs James was the son of Arthur and Emma who in 1901 were living at Queen Street, East Ardsley.  By the time of his enlistment he was living in Churwell and enlisted in nearby Leeds, where he joined the Lincolnshire Regt., as 43777.   He was KIA on 15 April 1918 aged 20 and is remembered at Ploegsteert Memorial
Eric H Carter KOYLI Eric Horsfall Carter was the son of William and Alice of 'Daflill' Churwell.  He enlisted in Leeds where he joined the KOYLI as 39551.  He died of wounds on 16 April 1918 aged 21 and is remembered at Haringhe (Bandaghem) Military Cemetery.
W Charlesworth KOYLI Walter Charlesworth was born in Churwell in 1898, the son of George and Frances who in 1901 lived at Primrose Walk, Churwell.  Walter enlisted in Dewsbury, joining the KOYLI as 52607.  He was KIA on 2 September 1918 and is remembered at Vaulx Hill Cemetery.
H Cheesborough E Yorks Harold Cheesbrough or Cheesborough was born in 1892 in Churwell, the son of William and Elizabeth. In the 1901 census the family are transcribed as Chusbrough living at 5 Elland Road. William worked as a sub-postmaster to provide for his family of 10 children. Harold enlisted into the army and became Pte 15/1075, later being commissioned and became 2nd Lieut in the West Yorkshire Regt., He was KIA on 4 September 1918, while being attached to the East Yorks Regt., he rests in Pont D'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe. He left a widow, Nellie, who by now lived in 6 Hughenden View, Morley
Note : additional information supplied by C Harrison.
Willie Clegg RFA Willie served in the RFA and died on 22 March 1919. He is remembered in St Peter's Churchyard, Birstall.
John W Conlin W Yorks John William was the husband of Elizabeth who lived at Victoria Place, Churwell. When he enlisted in Leeds he stated that he was born in that town.  He joined the Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regt) as 17/397.  He died of wounds on 23 April 1918 aged 29 and is remembered in Morley Cemetery.
Wray Crabtree Y & Lancs Wray was the son of Fred and Sarah who in 1901 were living on Gelderd Road, Morley.  He enlisted in Morley where he joined the York and Lancs as 37936.  He was KIA on 10 May 1917 aged 20 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
Walter Crowther RGA Walter, born in 1885 in Dewsbury, was the son of Walter and Annie who in 1901 were living in Churwell.  He married Averella and they lived at Oak Street, Churwell.  Walter enlisted into the RGA as Gunner 340958 and died on 7 January 1918 aged 33.  He is remembered at Lapugnoy Military Cemetery
Wm R Dent KOYLI

William Robinson Dent, served as Pte 1637, Dent, William R in D Company 4th KOYLI. He died aged 21 and is remembered in Morley Cemetery Grave A 200.He was drowned during a training accident at Gainsborough, Lincolnshire on 19th February 1915. An extract from the "Gainsborough News" 26th February 1915 - "Private William Dent, one of the victims, who resided at South View, Churwell, had been a member of the Territorial Force for four years when the war broke out. He was a single young man, 21 years of age, and was in the employ of Messrs. Hudson, Sykes, and  Bousfield, cloth manufacturers, of Springfield Mills, Morley.

Additional information supplied by P Bradshaw

Walter Dobson W Yorks No further information can be found.
Cecil W Duxbury Middlesex Cecil Wood Duxbury was born in Churwell and enlisted in Morley.  He joined the Duke of Cambridge's Own ( Middlesex Regt ) as G/40078.  He died of wounds on 6 October 1916.  Information as to his final resting place is not known
George Firth KOSB George, born in 1888 in Churwell, was the son of Sylvester and Elizabeth.  George enlisted in Leeds and stated that he lived in York.  He joined the Kings Own Scottish Borderers as 21505.  He was KIA on 27 August 1917 and is remembered at Tyne Cot Memorial
William Firth Lab. Coy Possibly, as the regiments do not match - William Firth son of Silvester and Elizabeth Ann Firth who after the war lived at Granny Avenue, Churwell. He, according to one source, served in the Cameronians as Pte 40977 and was KIA or died on 19 December 1916 aged 21. He rests in Hem Farm Military Cemetery, Hem-Moncacu.
Note : additional information supplied by C Harrison.
S T Fletcher W R Samuel Thomas Fletcher was born in Morley and enlisted there, joining the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt), as no 5424.  He was KIA on 18 September 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial
Maurice Fowler RFA Maurice was the son of John and Hannah who lived in Granny Avenue, Churwell.  He was born in Gildersome and enlisted into the Royal Field Artilliery in Morley, and became Gunner 127911.  He died on 30 January 1916 aged 19 and is remembered at Morley Cemetery.
Harry Glover KOYLI Harry was born in 1899 in Churwell, the son of Joshua and Annie Eliza of Elland Road, Churwell.  He enlisted in Morley were he became T R 2/50060 and later transferring to the KOYLI as 36177.  Harry died on 22 March 1918 when he was 19 years old and is remembered at Peronne Communal Cemetery Extension.
George Grimes Northlnd Fus. George born in 1898 was the son of George and Alice Grimes who in 1901 were living at Great Wilson Street, Leeds.  George on his enlistment papers stated that he was born in Leeds - his parents being born in Spaldng and Peterborough, George snr being employed as a market carter.  George joined the Northumberland Fusiliers as 59975 and was KIA on 23 March 1918 and is remembered at the Arras memorial
Charles H Hall KOYLI Charles Henry Hall enlisted in Morley and became Pte., 47651.  He was KIA on 4 April 1918 and is also remembered on the Memorial at Arras.
Wm. Harrison W Y Reg William was born in Leeds, the son of Joseph and Ruth of Churwell.  He married Ethel and lived at Asquith Avenue, Morley. William enlisted  in Leeds becoming Pte306813 in the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).  He was KIA on 11 May 1917 aged 23.  He is remembered at Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension.
William Heaton W R Possibly, son of Fred and Eva who in 1917 lived in Keighley.  William served in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regt.,) as a 2nd Lieut.  He was KIA on 3 May 1917 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial
Fred Clarkson W Y Fred was the son of George and Sarah (poss nee Leddle) and was born in 1898 in Leeds.  He enlisted in York where he joined the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) as Pte 9891.  He was KIA On 19 December 1914 and is remembered at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery
Walter Cooper Duke of W Walter Wilson Cooper was the son of Lewis Scott Cooper and Laura.  Walter was born in Liversedge and in 1901 was living in Mirfield. He enlisted in Dewsbury and became 267554 in the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).  He was KIA on 14 April 1918 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial
Noah Gomersal KOYLI Noah was born in 1885 in Hunslet, the son of Noah and Caroline.  He enlisted in Castleford, joining the KOYLI and became Sergt., 12/1194.  He was KIA on 12 May 1917 and is remembered at Bailleul Road West Cemetery, St Laurent-Blangy.
Fred Hardy Hall W Yorks Fred Hardy Hall was the son of William and Rachel who lived in Churwell and husban to Jane Ellen who lived at Branch End, Gildersome.  Fred joined the Yorkshire Regiment and became 21881. He died on 8 August 1917 and is remembered at Gildersome Cemetery.
Albert Harrison Northlnd Fus. Possibly, Albert Harrison who served as 61537.  He was KIA on 5 september 1918 and is remembered at Pont-du-hem Military Cemetery, La Gorgue
Joseph Hepworth RASC Joseph served as DM2/195116, the son of John who in 1918 lived at Primrose Walk, Churwell.  Joseph died on 26 November 1918 aged 40 and is remembered at Villers-Brettoneux Military Cemetery.
Norman Edwin Vaughan Higginbottom RMLI Norman, known as Edwin, was the son of James and Susan Lucy Higginbottom who around the time of the war lived at The School House, Churwell. Norman attended Leeds University and obtained a B.Sc. He served in the RMLI as Lance Corporal PO/1202(S). He died on 13 November 1916 aged 20 and rests in Y Ravine Cemetery, Beaumont-Hamel
Clifton Holmes RKOSB Possibly, Clifford Holmes who served in the KOSB as 20307.  He enlisted in Dewsbury and was the son of John and Selina.  He was KIA on 14 August 1917 aged 24 and remembered on the Ypres Memorial
C E Houlder KOSB No further information could be found
James Howarth Roy Mun Fus James was born in Morley in 1883.  He enlisted in Leeds where he joined the Royal Munster Fusiliers as Pte 8056.  He was KIA on 27 February 1916 aged 33 and  is remembered at Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery, French Extension. He left a widow Susan of Stonefield Terrace, Churwell, who later became Mrs Townend.
Hayton Jefferson KOYLI Hayton was born in Ripley, enlisted in Morley but lived in Churwell with his wife Mrs J Jefferson of Grange Terrace, Hartley Street, Churwell.  He joined the KOYLI and became Pte., 34336.  Hayton was KIA aged 41 on 27 August 1917 and is remembered at Ypres Reservoir Cemetery.
John Lister Lab Coy Possibly, John James Lister, son of Joseph of Crofton Terrace, Morley. Who served as 202108, was KIA on 27 November 1917 aged 19 and remembered at Cambrai Memorial
Joseph Lister KOYLI No further information could be found
Joseph McAvoy KOYLI Joseph, son of J A and Emily MacAvoy of Granny Avenue, Churwell.  He served as L/Cpl 14776 and was LOA pm 1 July 1916 and is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial - The Memorial to the Missing.       (names spelt in accordance with the various sources)
Robert O Mooney KOYLI Robert Oswald Mooney was the son of James and Jane Alice of Churwell.  When Robert enlisted in Morley and became Pte  242296, he stated that he had been born there also.  He died of wounds on 6 June 1917 aged 26 and is remembered at Estaires Communal Cemetery Extension
John W North W Yorks John William served as 12416 in the West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own).  He was the son of George Arthur and Martha North of Daisy Hill, Morley.  He died of wounds on 6 July 1916 aged 24 and is remembered at Bois Guillaume Communal Cemetery
Archibald Ramsden KOSB Archie, as he was on the census of 1901, was born in Churwell or Charwell on some sources in 1896.  He enlisted in Morley and became 21947.  He was KIA on 4 July 1916 and is remembered at Quarry Cemetery, Montauban
T E Richardson Suffolks Thomas Edward was the son of Edward and Martha who in 1918 were from Aire St, Ravensthorpe.  Thomas had married Ethel and they lived at Granny Avenue, Churweu (Churwell).  Thomas enlisted in Leeds and became 50656 in the Suffolks and ASC.  He died of wounds and is remembered at the Arras Memorial
B Sanderson S Staffs Benjamin served in the South Staffordshire Regt., as Pte., 45110.  He enlisted in Dewsbury, stating that he lived and was born in Morley.  He was KIA on 29 September 1918 and is remembered at Noyelles-sur-L'Escaut Communal Cemetery Extension.
George Sanderson W Yorks Possibly, George Sanderson who enlisted in Leeds and was KIA on 20 July 1916 and is remembered at Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuile Wood.
Horace Saville KOYLI No forther information could be found
Harry Senior KOSB Harry was born in Churwell and enlisted in Leeds.  He joined the KOSB's as 20591.  He was KIA on 3 September 1916 amd is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial
John Henry Sharp R W F John Henry Sharpe served according to sources in the Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment), no 73200 or 74200 depending where you look.  He was the son of Henry and Sarah Ann of Prospect Place, Churwell.  John enlisted in Ripon, where he joined initially joined the KOYLI 2337 and later transferred to the Sherwood Foresters.  He died of wounds on 3 May 1918 aged 22 and is remembered at Beaulencourt British Cemetery, Ligny-Thilloy.
Thomas Stringer W Yorks Thomas was the son of Mr J Stringer of Tanhouse Yd, Churwell. He served in the West Yorkshire Regt attached to the Royal Engineers as Rifleman 305985. Thomas was KIA on 10 June 1918 and rests in Bienvillers Military Cemetery.
Note : additional information supplied by C Harrison.
George Sydney Tank Corps George Arthur or George E Sydney was the son of William who lived at Back Green, Churwell...  George enlisted into the Yorks and Lancs and served as 37689, later transferring to the Tank Corps as 92268.  He was KIA on 21 August 1918 aged 21 and is remembered at Achiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery Extension.
John Taylor W Hus No further information could be found
Marshall Tempest Worcs Marshall enlisted in Morley to the Worcester Regt., no 235218.  He died of wounds on 19 August 1917 aged 28 and is remembered at Lijssentheok Military Cemetery.  He left a widow, Beatrice of Point Hall Buildings, Churwell. 
Stephen Townend Seaforths Stephen A Townend served as L/Cpl 3947 in the Seaforth Highlanders.  He was KIA on 25 July 1917 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial
Benjamin Wood RGA Benjamin enlisted in Morley and became Gunner 353939.  He died of wounds on 23 March 1917 and is remembered at Lijssentheok Military Cemetery
David Harrison W Yorks David served as L/Cpl 17/1548 when he enlisted in Leeds.  He was KIA on 4 November 1918 and is remembered at Valenciennes (St.Roch) Communal Cemetery.
Edward Newell KOYLI Edward was the only son of Albert and Elizabeth Hannah of Low Fold, Churwell.  He was born in Stourton and enlisted in Morley.  He served as 26072 and was KIA on 1 July 1916 aged 20 and remembered at the Thiepval Memorial.
James Sheard Devons James was born in Beeston and enlisted in Dewsbury, serving as 69211.  He died of wounds on 12 November 1918 aged 27 and is remembered at Beeston Cemetery, Leeds.
Walter Whitaker W Yorks No further information could be found
George Wilby Yorkshire George, born in Leeds and living in Morley journeyed to Richmond to enlist and became 8527.  He was KIA on 1 July 1917 aged 29 and is remembered at Dantzig Alley British Cemetery, Mametz.

          

1939 - 1945
Rawdon Brooke Rawdon was the son of Frederick and Emma and husband of Mary - all living in the Churwell area.  Heserved in the KOYLI as 4695240. Rawdon died on 22 April 1943 aged 29 and is remembered at Madjez-el-Bab War Cemetery, 60 km west of Tunis
Sydney C Brown Possibly, Sydney Crowther Brown, Sergt., (Flt Eng) in the RAFVR no 1034865.  He died on 27 April 1943 and is remembered at Reichswald Forest Cemetery, 5 km south west of Kleve, Germany
Andrew R Davies No information available to positivly determine the service or resting place of Andrew.
William Deacon No information available to positivly determine the service or resting place of William.
Arthur Ellis Arthur son of Arthur and Lily of Churwell. He served in Leicester Regt, as 4858387.  He died on 8 August 1943 aged 23 and is remembered at Chungkai War Cemetery,. just outside the town of Kanchanaburi 129 km north west of Bangkok where the River Kwai divides into 2 seperate rivers.
Ernest M Field

Named on the memorial as Ernest M Field the name should be Ernest B Field. Ernest Baker Field was born in 1920 the son of Thomas and Elsie ( nee Barker ), the family at that time living at 27 Back Green, Churwell. Ernest served as a driver with the 591 Parachute Sqd., Royal Engineers for over 4 years. During the D-Day landings he was injured in June of '44. He retured to duty early in 1945 and was KIA aged 24 on the 24th of March 1945. Ernest was removed from a tempory grave at Hamminkeln and now lies with many of his comrades at Reichswald Forest War Cemetery, Germany.

Information sent by close family

Kenneth Garnett Kenneth was the son of Elsie who lived in Churwell.  He served as a Flight Sergeant (Navigator) in the RAFVR as no 1095175.  He died on 2 December 1943 aged 23 and is remembered at Berlin 1939-1945 War Cemetery, along with over 3400 casualties including 266 men of the British Occupational Force
W Stewart Monger William Stewart Monger was the son of William Jackson Monger and Annie of Churwell.  He served in the RAFVR as a Flying Officer, navigator/bomber as 171870.  He died on 19 September 1944 aged 22 and is remembered at Arnhem Oosterbeek War Cemetery.
Leslie North Possibly, Leslie North who served in the RAFVR as 1497697.  He died on 15 February and is remembered at Blokzijl General Cemetery
George Parkinson George served in the RASC as signalman 2364830.  He died on 12 September 1944 aged 30 and is remembered on the Singapore Memorial along with over 24000 other casualties.  He left a widow - Mrs M Parkinson
Kenneth Pumphrey Kenneth, son of Robert Wilfred and Mary Ann of Morley, served in the RAFVR as pilot Sergeant 1503809.  He died on 22 August 1943 aged 21 and is remembered in Morley Cemetery.

 

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