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Earnshaw, John William
1887 – ????

John William Earnshaw was the son of Amos Earnshaw. Amos was born 1855 in Cullingworth. He married Maria Smith 18 August 1879 at Bradford Cathedral. They lived with Maria’s parents at 44 George Street in Saltaire. Amos, who worked as a grocer, died 31 August 1888.

John, the elder of two sons, was born in 1887 in Saltaire. In 1901 widowed Maria was the head of the house at 44 George Street; she was employed as a school mistress. In 1911 John worked as a warp twister; younger brother Fred emigrated to America in May 1910. John married Annie Murgatroyd 16 September 1912 at St. Margaret’s Frizinghall. They had a daughter, Alice born 13 March 1913 and a son, Fred born 30 September 1915.

John first enlisted with 1st/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. However he was discharged April 1915 as he was “small of stature” (he was 5ft 2ins tall). He then attested 29 November 1915 and was held in reserve. He was mobilised 5 July 1917 when he joined the 83rd Training Reserve Battalion. John was transferred to the 259th Employment Company of the Labour Corps 6 Oct 1917 and he landed in France a few days later. He was discharged 3 September 1919.

After his marriage John and his family lived at 11 Edward Street at Saltaire. They remained there until 1918 when they moved to 43 Valley Road in Shipley. From 1933 onwards they lived at 9 Fairbank in Shipley. John is remembered on the Roll of  Honour at Saltaire URC.

Eastell, Herbert
8 July 1892 – 17 February 1979
[Updated 2 September 2017]

Herbert Eastell was born 8 July 1892 in Windhill (parents unknown). In 1901 he was living with his grandmother, Jemma Eastell, in Windhill.

Whilst living at Lockwood Street in Saltaire Herbert was working as a doffer at Saltaire Mills when he badly crushed his left thumb 18 December 1906.
Working as a bread baker, Herbert married Mary Bevan 4 November 1911 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1914 they were living at Cowling Road Shipley. Herbert served as a Private with the Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire Regiment. Having survived the war he lived at the following houses in Saltaire:

1918 to 1928 
1929 to 1934
1934 to 1937
1939 to 1940
1945 to his death
27 Titus Street
7 Constance Street
49 Titus Street
21a Titus Street
12 Mary Street

Herbert died on 17 February 1979.

Eccles, Eric
1900 – 26 May 1963

Eric Eccles was the son of William Henry Eccles
William was born c1861 in Baildon. He married Emma Harrold 29 May 1886 at St Martins in Camden, London.
Eric, an only child, was born 1900 in Edgware, Middlesex. In 1911 the family were living at 5 Harold Place in Saltaire with William working as spinning manufacturer’s clerk.
Eric survived the war serving as a Private with the Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), and with the Lincolnshire Regiment.
Eric married Lilian Harding in Leeds in 1923. He died 26 May 1963 at St John’s Hospital in Halifax. He was living with his wife at 3 Lister Street in Brighouse.
Eric is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Saltaire URC.

Eccles, Joseph George
2 November 1898 –????

Joseph George Eccles was the son of William Eccles. William was born c1871 in Pontefract. He married Sarah Jane Wroe 1894 in Pontefract.

Joseph, the third of eight children, was born 2 November 1898 in Pontefract. He was baptised 1 March 1899 at St. Giles Pontefract. The family lived in Pontefract with William was working as a liquorice boiler.

Joseph served in survived the war. In 1918 he was living at 6 Constance Street in Saltaire. He married Ada Maud Wood in 1925. In 1929 they were living at 45 Albert Avenue in Shipley. By 1940 they were living at 74 Hirst Wood Avenue in Shipley.

Eley, Grantham
1888 – 1967

Grantham Eley was the son of Thomas Henry Eley.
Thomas was born c1863 in Lincolnshire. He married Susannah Veall in Lincolnshire in 1885.
Grantham, the eldest of three children, was born 1888 in Leeds. In 1891& 1901 the family were living in Holbeck, Leeds. In 1891 John was a railway labourer and in 1901 he was a railway foreman plate layer. In 1901 Grantham was a telegraph messenger. By 1911 they were living at 10 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. Thomas was a railway inspector and Grantham was a railway clerk.
Grantham was a grocer when he married Mary Slingsby Driver 3 September 1913 at St. Peters Shipley. They had a son, John, born 31 August 1914

John served briefly with the 31st Battalion Machine Gun Corps after attesting 31 January 1916. He was mobilised 20 December 1916 and he was soon transferred to the Mechanical Transport Depot of the Army Service Corps. During the war the family were living at Beeston Hill in Leeds. John survived the war and he was discharged.
Grantham died in 1867 and was buried 10 November 1967 at St. Pauls Shipley.

Ellis, Ernest
1890 – ????

Ernest Ellis was the son of Ellis Greenwood Ellis. Ellis was born 1858 in Eldwick. He married Juliana Leach 25 December 1880 at Bradford Cathedral.

Ernest, the fifth of seven children, was born 1890 in Shipley. In 1891 the family were living at 40 Regent Street in Shipley with Ellis working as a wool sorter. In 1901 & 1911 they were living at 10 Katherine Street in Saltaire with both Ellis and Ernest working as wool sorters. Ernest married Elizabeth Hollings 29 June 1912 at St Peters Shipley. Elizabeth had been living at 25 Jane Street in Saltaire. The married couple lived with Ernest’s parents in Katherine Street. Ernest served in and survived the war.

Elphee, Edwin Javan
6 December 1894 - 1977

Edwin Javan Elphee was the son of Joseph Elphee. Joseph was born c1861 in Kent. He married Ruth Cushing 1891 in Kent. In 1901 they were living in Kent with Joseph working as a cordwainer.

Edwin, the second of four children, was born 6 December 1894 in Sussex. His parents split up before 1911; Edward was brought up by John & Annie Milner. Edwin lived with the Milner family from before 1915 at 9 Albert Road in Saltaire. (re-numbered now 17 Albert Road).

Edwin enlisted with the Seaforth Highlanders in Nov 1915 joining them at their base in Ripon. He survived the war and until his marriage lived with the Milner family at 8 Katherine Street in Saltaire.

Edwin, working as a wool sorter, married Nellie Gwilt, 2 July 1923 at St. Peters Shipley. They lived in Bingley until Edwin died in 1977.

Emmott, James Alfred
1896 – 27 September 1918

James Alfred Emmott was the son of Charles Emmott
Charles was born c1867 in Shipley. He married Annie in 1894. In 1901 they were living at 22 Helen Street in Saltaire with Charles working as a cabinet maker. By 1911 they had moved to 13 Oastler Road in Shipley. Later they moved to 8 Oastler Road.

James, the eldest of three sons, was born 1896 in Shipley. He was a jobbing gardener prior to serving as a Private with the 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.James died 27 September 1917. He lost his life as his battalion help to re-capture the village of Gouzeaucourt in Northern France. James was buried at the New British Cemetery in Gouzeaucourt.
James is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and St. Peters.
Lawrence, a younger of James, also gave his life in serving his country in the war.

Emmott, Lawrence
1898 – 1 Dec 1917

Lawrence Emmott was the son of Charles Emmott
Charles was born c1867 in Shipley. He married Annie in 1894. In 1901 they were living at 22 Helen Street in Saltaire with Charles working as a cabinet maker. By 1911 they had moved to 13 Oastler Road in Shipley. Later they moved to 8 Oastler Road.
Lawrence, the middle son of three, was born 1898 in Shipley. He was a warp twister when he enlisted in August 1915.

Lawrence served as a Private with the 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards. In 1916 he married Edith Bassham in Spalding, Lincolnshire.
Lawrence died 1 Dec 1917. He lost his life in the Battle of Cambrai (20 November to 7 December). Cambrai was a key German supply point in Northern France.
Lawrence is remembered on the Cambrai War Memorial and on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and St. Peters.
James Alfred, an elder brother of Lawrence, also gave his life in serving his country in the war.

Emsley, John Whitfield
1894 – 10 September 1916

John Whitfield Emsley was the son of William Emsley. William was born c1852 in Pudsey. He married Nancy Gaunt in 1874 in Bradford. In 1881 they were living in Pudsey with two children; William was a shoemaker. Nancy died before 1885. Widower William married Frances Jackson 31 October 1885 at St Peters in Leeds.

John, the third of five children to Frances, was born 1894 in Chesterfield. In 1901 the family were living at Pudsey. By 1911 they were living at 2 Elliot Terrace in Shipley. John was employed as an apprentice house painter.

John served as a Private with the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. He died 10 September 1916 and he is buried in Millencourt Communal Cemetery in Northern France. His home was 7 Amelia Street in Saltaire.

John is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and St. Pauls. William, an elder brother of John, served his country and survived the war.

Emsley, William
29 December 1887 - 5 January 1975

[Revised on 15 Jan 2015]
William Emsley jnr was the son of William Emsley Snr. William Snr was born c1852 in Pudsey. He married Nancy Gaunt in 1874 in Bradford. In 1881 they were living in Pudsey with two children; William was a shoemaker. Nancy died before 1885. Widower William married Frances Jackson 31 October 1885 at St Peters in Leeds.

William Jnr, the eldest of five children to Frances, was born 29 December 1887 in Pudsey. In 1901 the family were living at Pudsey. William married Polly Bolton 28 September 1907. In 1911 they were living at 11 Albert Terrace in Saltaire with William working as a house painter. They had a daughter, Edith, born 1910 in Baildon.

William served in and survived the war. In 1919 he and his family lived at 7 Amelia Street in Saltaire, and by 1924 at 94 Saltaire Road in Shipley. By 1935 they had moved to 1 Harold Place in Saltaire where they were still living in 1962. William died 5 January 1975. 

John, a younger brother of William, gave his life in serving his country in the war.

Evans, Thomas Clifford
4 August 1895 –????

Thomas Clifford was the son of Thomas Evans. Thomas was born c1872 in Youlgreave Derbyshire. He married Elizabeth Jane Toft in 1895 in Derbyshire.

Thomas Clifford (known as Clifford), the eldest of nine children, was born 1895 in Youlgreave. In 1901 they were living at Aldbrough near Hull, with Thomas working as a joiner.

Clifford survived the war having served in the Royal Navy. In 1918 he was living with his parents at 7 George Street in Saltaire. Working as a fireman he married Ann Ellen Kendall 27 March 1920 at St. Pauls Shipley. The married couple were still living at 7 George Street in 1932.

Excell, James Blackburn
c1887 – December 1954

James Blackburn Excell was the son of George Excell. George was born 21 May 1846 in Idle. He married Jane Willis 24 January 1871 at Calverley Parish Church. In 1881 they were living at 58 Mount Pleasant in Baildon. George was a wool washer/scourer all his working life. His wife, Jane, died in 1882. Widower George married widow, Elizabeth Crabtree (nee Blackburn) 23 October 1884 at St. Pauls, Shipley.

James, the fourth of five children, was born c1887 in Baildon. In 1891 the family lived at 23/24 Delph Hill in Baildon. In 1901 & 1911 they were living at 20 Albert Road in Saltaire (now renumbered 39). James was working as a wool scourer in 1901 and as a plumber in 1911.

James married Alice Knight 23 May 1911 at Bradford Cathedral. James was working for J. E. Kay Plumbers at 54 Bingley Road. They had two children; George born 25 November 1911 and William 5 May 1914. They lived at 22 Albert Road (now renumbered 43).

James was a Private with the Shipley Detachment 2nd West Riding Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps. He was one of 94 men who at the outbreak of the war were billeted in Victoria Hall in Saltaire. He joined an unknown regiment when he has and his comrades took the train to Leeds on Saturday 8 August 1914. James living at 21Thompson Street in Shipley enlisted 24 June 1916. He saw active service from 15 November 1916; he was a Sapper with the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was injured several times and spent time in hospital in France, Glasgow at St Lukes in Bradford. He survived the war and was discharged 10 February 1919.  

James died in December 1954. He is remembered on the Roll of Honour inside Saltaire URC.

Samuel Charles, a younger brother of James, gave his life in the serving his country in the war.

Excell, Samuel Charles
c1888 – June 1920

Samuel Charles Excell was the son of George Excell. George was born 21 May 1846 in Idle. He married Jane Willis 24 January 1871 at Calverley Parish Church. In 1881 they were living at 58 Mount Pleasant in Baildon. George was a wool washer/scourer all his working life. His wife, Jane, died in 1882. Widower George married widow, Elizabeth Crabtree (nee Blackburn) 23 October 1884 at St. Pauls, Shipley.

Samuel, the youngest of five children, was born c1888 in Baildon. In 1891 the family lived at 23/24 Delph Hill in Baildon. In 1901 & 1911 they were living at 20 Albert Road in Saltaire (now renumbered 39). Samuel was working as a wool scourer in 1911.
Samuel married Minnie Buxton 23 September 1911 at Bradford Cathedral. Samuel was a wool comb mender.
In 1918 they were living at 14 Whitlam Street in Saltaire.

Samuel served as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery, He died June 1920. He is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and St. Peters.
    
James, an elder brother of Samuel, also served his country in the war.

 

 

 

 

 
 
   

 
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