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Dalby, Arthur
2 August 1875 – 1939

Arthur Dalby was the son of Thomas Dalby. Thomas was born c1836 in Wetherby. He married Emma Mason 8 September 1866 at Bradford Cathedral. They lived in Bowling, Bradford with Thomas working as a general labourer. Thomas died in 1897.

Arthur DalbyArthur, their only child, was born 2 August 1875 at 7 Square Street in Bowing Bradford. In 1891 he was working as a mechanic and in 1901 as a blacksmith’s striker. Arthur married Hilda Poole 16 April 1910 St Pauls Shipley. Hilda was living at 36 Rhodes Street and this is where the married couple made their home until Arthur’s death. They had four children; Stanley (1911-1933), Ida (1912-1995), Harry (1915-1988) and Hilda (1920).

Arthur served his country and survived the war. He saw active service in India with the 1st Battalion Durham Light Infantry. He was subsequently transferred to the Yorkshire Regiment. He finished the war with the Manchester Regiment.

Arthur Dalby with wife and children


Arthur Dalby in India. Middle row, 5th from right.
To enlarge image, click here.

Arthur died in 1939. Harry Poole, brother in law to Arthur served but sadly died in the war.

(Compiled with the help of Liz Stowell)

Davey, Arthur James
c 1879 – 17 April 1917

Arthur James Davey was the son of Charles Davey. Charles was born c1839 in Wellington, Somerset. In 1863 he married Martha Penny in Wellington. In 1871 they lived in Wellington, Charles was a carpenter. By 1879 the family had moved to 10 Herbert Street in Saltaire, were they remained until after 1911. Charles died before 1901.

Arthur, the third of five children, was born c1879 in Saltaire. He married Christiana Flaxington in 1906. By 1911 they were living without children at 27 Herbert Street in Saltaire. They were both mill workers. They had a daughter Nora who was born early in 1912.

Arthur died 17 Apr 1917.  He was a Private with the 4th Reserve Battalion of the Duke of Wellington (West Riding) Regiment. His gravestone can be found in Nab Wood Cemetery, Shipley. He is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Peters and Saltaire United Reform Church. Arthur had a younger brother, John, who also served his country and fought in the war.   

Christiana suffered a further loss when just two weeks after her husband’s death her five year old daughter, Nora, died. Christiana never remarried and she lived at 27 Herbert Street all her life until she died 10 March 1953 at Salts Hospital.

Davey, John Penny
1881 – 15 April 1944

John Penny Davey was the son of Charles Davey. Charles was born c1839 in Wellington, Somerset. In 1863 he married Martha Penny in Wellington. In 1871 they lived in Wellington, Charles was a carpenter. By 1879 the family had moved to 10 Herbert Street in Saltaire, were they remained until after 1911. Charles died before 1901.

John, the fourth of five children, was born 1881 in Saltaire. In 1901 he was working as a draper’s assistant. He married Alice Lupton 6 April 1910 at Saltaire URC. In 1911 they were living at 19 Helen Street in Saltaire with John working as a warehouseman in a woollen mill. They had two children; Christiania born 17 October 1911 and Charles Willie 15 April 1917. By 1915 they had moved to 20 Fanny Street in Saltaire. The following year they were to be found at 14 Maddocks Street in Saltaire.

John, working as a rag washer, enlisted 24 June 1916. He was mobilised 27 December 1916 and he saw action in France as a Private with the Household Battalion. He was transferred to the Labour Corps 14 March 1918 and subsequently discharged 31 May 1919. John lived with his family at 18 Rhodes Street in Saltaire before moving to Shipley around 1932 He died 15 April 1944 leaving his widow living at 87 Thackley Old Road in Windhill.

John had an elder brother, Arthur, who sadly lost his life serving his country.

Davies, Edward 
???? – ????

In 1918 whilst serving his country Edward Davies was living with the Brotherton family at 39 Rhodes Street in Saltaire. The relationship between the family and Edward is not known.

Dawson, James Arthur
1886 – 1932

James Arthur Dawson was the son of Martin Dawson. Martin was born 1857 in Windhill. He married Alice Ann Senior 24 April 1880 at St Wilfrids Calverley. In 1881&1891 they were living at Idle with Martin working as a stone mason.

James, the third of six children, was born 1886 in Idle. In 1901 they were living in Bradford. By 1911 they were living at 93 Kirkgate Shipley with James working as a butcher. James married Mary Seavers 27 May 1912 at St Peters Shipley. They lived with Mary’s family at 16 Albert Road (now renumbered 31) in Saltaire. They had a daughter, Olive Mary, born 23 August 1914.

James enlisted 11 December 1915 and he was held in reserve until he was mobilised 8 February 1917. He saw action as a Private with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps. He suffered from dysentery as was in East Leeds War Hospital from 24 October 1918 to 14 December 1918. He was discharged 21 February 1919, by which time his family were living at 34 Springwood Avenue in Shipley. Later they moved to Manor Lane where James died in 1932.

Day, George Edward
1893 – 19 September 1918

George Edward Day was the son of George William Day.
George William was born c1848 in Norfolk. In 1873 George, a labourer, married Sarah Jane Ness in Hull. They lived in Sculcoates, Hull until sometime after 1901.
George Edward, the youngest of six children, was born 1893 in Sculcoates. In 1911 he was an iron turner boarding with the Busfield family at 154 Union Street in Shipley.
He married Doris Constantine 4 July 1914 at St. Paul’s, Shipley. They were living at 24 Rhodes Street in Saltaire; they had a daughter.
George Edward, an iron turner at the Canal Iron Works in Shipley, served as a Private with the East Yorkshire Regiment before being transferred to the 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment.

George died 19 September 1918 and his grave can be found in Etaples Military Cemetery, 27 kms south of Boulogne in France.
George Edward is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and St. Pauls.
Thomas, an elder brother of George Edward, also gave his life in serving his country in the war.
Bertie Constantine, brother in law to George Edward, served his country and survived the war.

Day, Thomas Henry
1889 – 24 June 1917

Thomas Henry Day was the son of George William Day.
George was born c1848 in Norfolk. In 1873 George, a labourer, married Sarah Jane Ness in Hull. They lived in Sculcoates, Hull until sometime after 1901.
Thomas, the second youngest of six children, was born 1889 in Sculcoates. He married Mabel Baxter 9 January 1909 at St. Paul’s, Shipley. They were living at 15 Oxford Street in Shipley and they had a son, Albert, born in 1909.
By 1911 they had moved to 37 Helen Street in Saltaire with Thomas working as a cloth sewer.

Thomas served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). He died 24 June 1917 and his grave can be found in Belgium Battery Corner near Leper in Belgium.
Thomas is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and St. Pauls.
George, a younger brother of Thomas, also gave his life in serving his country in the war.

Dean, Arthur 
???? – ????

In 1918 whilst serving his country Arthur Dean was living at 10 Katherine in Saltaire with the Ellis family. The relationship between the family and Arthur is not known.  

Dearden, Joseph Henry
c1887 - 1961

Joseph Henry Dearden was the son of John Dearden. John was born c1862 in Saltaire. He married Julia Ann Wright 24 December 1881 at Bradford Cathedral. John was a worsted warper living at 30 Whitlam Street and Julia was a worsted weaver living at 36 Whitlam Street.

Joseph, the second of four children, was born c1887 in Saltaire. In 1891 the family lived in Baildon with John a mason’s labourer. By 1901 they had moved to Thornton with John working as a worsted overlooker and Joseph as a doffer. John died before 1911 when his widow was living with her four children in Thornton; Joseph working as a scourer.

Joseph married Nellie Clarke in 1911and by 1914 they were living at 18 Fanny Street in Saltaire. Joseph served in and survived the war. From 1918 until he died in 1961 Joseph lived at 11 Edward Street in Saltaire.

Dewhirst, David
1890 – 1961

David Dewhirst was the son of Leonard Dewhirst. Leonard was born c1853 in Copley. He married Sarah Jane Brown 17 January 1874 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1881 they were living at 18 Dove Street in Saltaire with Leonard employed as a tin plate worker. The couple had three children before Sarah died before 1884. Widower Leonard married Louisa Lambert 29 March 1884 at Bradford Cathedral.

David was born 1890 in Saltaire; he was the middle of three children of Leonard & Louisa. In 1891 they remained at 18 Dove Street; by 1901 they had moved to 4 Dove Street. In 1911 they were living at 3 George Street in Saltaire with David working as a warp twister.

David served his country and survived the war. He married Harriet Troth in 1916 in Guisborough. In 1921 they were living at 7 Queen Street in Shipley, around 1945 they moved to 68 Hirst Wood Road in Shipley. David died in 1961.

Dimmock, Alfred
13 April 1880 - 1940

Alfred Dimmock was the son of George Henry Dimmock. George was born c1845 in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. He married Emma Kindle in 1866 in Hitchin.

Alfred, the youngest of four children, was born 13 April 1880 in Bradford. He was baptised 9 May 1886 at St Philip’s Girlington. The family lived in Bradford from before 1881 to after 1901.

Alfred married Margaret Ayre in 1909. In 1911 they were running a seed & florist business at 65 Bingley Road in Saltaire. Alfred served his country and survived the war. In 1921 they remained at 65 Bingley Road; by 1933 they were living at 221 Bingley Road. Alfred died 1940.

Dinsdale, Frank Mitchell
3 February 1899 – 1983

Frank Mitchell Dinsdale was the son of George Dinsdale & Susannah Mitchell. George was born 8 December 1868 in Saltaire. He lived at 9 Ada Street then at 1 Constance Street in Saltaire, working as worsted spinner.

George emigrated to the USA, sailing from Liverpool 30 May 1891 aboard the Cunard liner, RMS Etruria. He arrived in New York 8 June 1891. Susannah was born 3 May 1869 in Saltaire. She lived at 10 Fanny Street then 14 Ada Street and finally at 49 Caroline Street. She worked as a warp dresser. Susannah emigrated to the USA, arriving in New York from Liverpool, 10 June 1891 aboard SS Majestic of the White Star Line. George married Susannah in 1894 in the USA. They had a son, Frank, born 3 February 1899 in Bridgeport, Fairfield County in the state of Connecticut.

The family returned to England 27 May 1904 to live at 8 Titus Street in Saltaire. After 1911 they moved to 152 Marsh Street in Bradford with George working as a warp dresser for John Halliday & Sons in West Bowling Bradford.

Frank served with the Royal Air Force. In April 1918 he was stationed at Blandford in Dorset. Having survived the war Frank worked a solicitor’s clerk. He married Florrie Hall 6 December 1919 at Holy Trinity Church Wibsey.

Frank died in 1983.

Dobson, Arthur
1899 – ????

Arthur Dobson the son of William Arthur Dobson. William was born 1864 in Wakefield. He married Clara Ashmell, 1888 in Wakefield. In 1891 they were living in Wakefield with William working as a machine fitter.

Arthur, the fourth of five children, was born 1899 in Shipley. In 1901 the family were living at 4 Firth Street in Shipley. By 1911 they had moved to 4 Dover Street. Arthur served his country and survived the war. In 1918 he was living at 12 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. Arthur, working as a clerk, married Nellie Taylor 13 March 1920 at St Peters Shipley. The married couple lived at 13 Queens Road in Shipley until around 1945 when they moved to 17 Lindisfarne Road.

Dobson, Fred Stanley
6 May 1898 – 1965

Fred Stanley Dobson was the son of Sam Dobson. Sam was born c1871 in Saltaire. He married Amelia Griffiths 24 November 1897 at St. Pauls Shipley. Sam was living at 58 George Street in Saltaire.

Fred, the elder of two sons, was born 6 May 1898 in Saltaire. In 1901 the family were living at 28 Constance Street in Saltaire with Sam working as a labourer. By 1911 they had moved to 13 Shirley Street in Saltaire.

Fred fought in and survived the war. He married Margaret Spencer in 1925. They lived at 13 Shirley Street until around 1935 when they moved to Shipley. Fred died in Australia in 1965.

Doyle, Albert
13 March 1893 –????

Albert Doyle was the son of Thomas Francis & Ada Doyle.
Albert, the fifth of eight children, was born 13 March 1893 in Bradford. In 1901 the family were living in Horton. Ada died in 1903.
Widower Thomas Francis married Ellen Priest 22 Dec 1904 at Gomersal Parish Church. By 1911 they were living at 30 George Street in Saltaire. Thomas Francis worked as a worsted spinning overlooker and he served as a councillor on Shipley Council. Albert was working as a worsted spinner in Saltaire Mill. The family lived at 30 George Street throughout the war.

Albert was Acting Platoon Sergeant with the Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment) when he his parents were informed he was killed in action 30 September 1918. They received letters from his commanding officer and from a fellow NCO giving details of how he died and where he was buried.
However Albert’s parent’s deep sorrow turned to joy when they received a postcard from him early in November. Albert said that he was wounded and he was a POW in Germany. He added that he was being “very well cared for.”

After the war Albert lived at 5 Mawson Street in Saltaire.
Albert had three brothers who also served their country and fought in the war; Arthur, Thomas and Harold.

Doyle, Arthur
8 May 1894 – 21 December 1960

Arthur Doyle was the son of Thomas Francis & Ada Doyle.
Arthur, the sixth of eight children, was born 8 May 1894 in Bradford. In 1901 the family were living in Horton. Ada died in 1903.
Widower Thomas Francis married Ellen Priest 22 Dec 1904 at Gomersal Parish Church. By 1911 they were living at 30 George Street in Saltaire. Thomas Francis worked as a worsted spinning overlooker and he served as a councillor on Shipley Council. Arthur was working as a worsted spinner. The family lived at 30 George Street throughout the war.

Arthur served as a Lance Corporal with the Royal Fusiliers. Arthur survived the war despite being seriously wounded in the head.
Arthur died 21 Dec 1920, leaving behind a widow, Alice, who was living at 19 St. Aidans Road in Baildon.
Arthur is remembered on the Roll of Honour inside Saltaire URC.
Arthur had three brothers who also served their country and fought in the war; Albert, Thomas and Harold.

Doyle, Harold
c1899 – ????

Harold Doyle was the son of Thomas Francis & Ada Doyle.
Harold, the youngest of eight children, was born c1899 in Bradford. In 1901 the family were living in Horton.
Ada died in 1903. Widower Thomas Francis married Ellen Priest 22 Dec 1904 at Gomersal Parish Church.
By 1911 they were living at 30 George Street in Saltaire. Thomas Francis worked as a worsted spinning overlooker and he served as a councillor on Shipley Council. The family lived at 30 George Street throughout the war.

Harold survived the war having served with the Leicestershire Regiment. After the war he lived at 15 Hirstwood Crescent in Shipley.
Harold is remembered on the Roll of Honour inside Saltaire URC.
Harold had three brothers who also served their country and fought in the war; Albert, Arthur and Thomas.

Doyle, Thomas Henry
c1889 – 8 May 1915

Thomas Henry Doyle was the son of Thomas Francis & Ada Doyle.
Thomas Henry, the third of eight children, was born c1889 in Bradford. In 1891 the family lived in Bowling and in 1901 in Horton.
Ada died in 1903. Widower Thomas Francis married Ellen Priest 22 Dec 1904 at Gomersal Parish Church.
By 1911 they were living at 30 George Street in Saltaire. Thomas Francis worked as a worsted spinning overlooker and he served as a councillor on Shipley Council. The family lived at 30 George Street throughout the war.

Thomas Henry served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. In 1911 he was with them in China & Hong Kong.
The battalion returned to the UK 9 November 1914. They soon joined the action in France landing at Le Havre 16 January 1915. Thomas Henry died 8 May 1915 and he is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) War Memorial. He is also remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St Peters and Saltaire Congregational Church.
Thomas Henry played for Saltaire Cricket Club and he is remembered on the Bradford Cricket League Roll of Honour.
Thomas Henry had three brothers who also served their country and fought in the war; Albert, Arthur and Harold.

Dudgeon, Joseph 
???? – ????

In 1918 whilst serving his country Joseph Dudgeon was boarding with the Excell family at 20 Albert Road (renumbered now 39) in Saltaire. Joseph served as Private with the Mechanical Transport Branch of the Army Service Corps. He enlisted 3 January 1916 and he was discharged 16 March 1919.     

Dunhill, George
1888-1959

George Dunhill was the son of Robinson Dunhill. Robinson Dunhill was born c1852 in Huttons Ambo in Rydale. He married Annie Robshaw 1877 in Malton. In 1881 they lived in New Malton.

George, the sixth of eleven children, was born 1888 in Malton. In 1891 the family lived in Old Malton with Robinson working as a gardener. In 1901 & 1911 they lived in Bingley with George working as millhand. George, working as a warehouseman, married Isabella Donnett 21 December 1912 in St Peters Shipley.

George served as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery. He survived the war living at 10 Amelia Street in Saltaire from before 1915 until 1937. From 1937 until his death in 1959 he lived with his wife at 40 Clifton Place in Shipley.

Dunn, Willie
c1886 – 12 September 1917

Willie Dunn was born c1886 in Bradford, son of Tom Dunn. In 1891 he was living at Shelf with his grandparents William and Maria Kenyon.
Willie married Lottie Woodhead 21 March 1910, at St Pauls Shipley. Lottie was living with her family at 30 Constance Street in Saltaire. In 1911 Willie and his wife were living, without children, at 10 Amelia Street in Saltaire. Willie was a bakers van man working for E.R. Halford Ltd.

Willie was a Private serving in the 25th Battalion of the Royal Fusiliers. Another Saltaire resident, Harris Wadsworth, was in the same battalion. Whilst most of the fighting took place in Europe, Willie and his comrades sailed from Plymouth bound for East Africa. They landed in the port of Mombasa on 4 May 1915. Tanzania was the core of German East Africa. From the invasion of April 1915, Commonwealth forces fought a protracted and difficult campaign against a relatively small but highly skilled German force.
Willie died 12 September 1917. He is buried at Dar Es Salaam War Cemetery in Tanzania. He is remembered on the Rolls Of Honour at Nab Wood and St. Peters.
Harris Wadsworth served in the same battalion as Willie.

Dyson, Arthur
c1893 – ????

Arthur Dyson was the son of Walter Dyson. Walter was born 9 July 1858 in Bradford. He married Ann Smith in 1883. In 1891 they were living in Shipley with Walter working as a dyer’s labourer.

Arthur, the youngest of three children, was born c1893 in Shipley. In 1901 & 1911 the family were living in Windhill with Arthur working as a painter’s labourer.

Arthur served in the Royal Army Medical Corps and survived the war. By 1913 his father had taken over the running of a newsagent and stationers at 4 Victoria Road in Saltaire. Arthur married Annie Cooke in 1916. Following his father’s death in 1927 Arthur took over the running of the shop. He remained there until 1934 when he moved to 33 Otley Road in Baildon.

 
 
 
   

 
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