Saltaire Village, World Heritage Site
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Colin Coates, historian
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Hainsworth, William Newall
1885 – ????

William Newall Hainsworth was the son of Joshua Hainsworth. Joshua was born 1864 in Shipley. He married Lavinia Newall 25 December 1884 at St. Wilfrids, Calverley.

William, the eldest of three children, was born 1885 in Saltaire. In 1891 the family were living at 9 Albert Terrace (now part of no.10) in Saltaire with Joshua working as a labourer. By 1901 they had moved next door to 8 Albert Terrace (now part of no. 7) with Joshua a stoker and William a worsted jobber. In 1911 they were living in Bradford. William married Alice Pedder on 17 May 1916 at Bradford Registry Office.

William, now working as an actor, enlisted 10 February 1916; he was living at 26 Amelia Street (now demolished) in Saltaire. He was mobilised 23 October 1916 and saw in action in France with the Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment. William was promoted to Corporal and transferred to the 20th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. He was wounded 16 January 1917 and returned home to spend time in Sunderland Military Hospital. He was discharged unfit for service 29 October 1917.

Hainsworth, William Oliver
25 November 1896 – 1985

William Oliver Hainsworth was the son of Harry Hainsworth. Harry was born c1870 in Calverley. He married Annie Katie Easterby 27 May 1893 at Bradford Cathedral. Harry was living at 5 Higher School Street in Saltaire.

William, the eldest of four children, was born 25 November 1896 in Saltaire. He was baptised 7 February 1897 at St Pauls Shipley. In 1901 they lived at 6 Titus Street in Saltaire where they remained until 1915. They then moved to 18 Rhodes Street in Saltaire. Both father and son worked in the mill before William became a clerk.

William fought in and survived the war. He married Mary Elizabeth Hall 26 July 1924 at St. Peters, Shipley. William was a clerk living at 14 Maddocks Street; Mary a spinner living at 5 Dove Street. The married couple lived at 2 Fanny Street in Saltaire from 1926 until after 1962. William died in 1985 in Blackpool.   

Hall, John Robert
????–????

John Robert served in and survived the war. In 1918 he was living with Ernest Firth and George Hall at 21 Ada Street in Saltaire. (Relationships unknown, but Edward Firth was married to Edith Mary Hall).

Hall, Levi
c 1874 – 24 September 1916

Levi Hall was the son of Samuel Hall. Samuel was born c1850 in Bradford. He married Jane Bates 30 July 1872 at Bradford Cathedral.

Levi was born c1874 in Shipley, the second oldest of eight children. In 1881 they lived at 13 Princess Street in Shipley with Samuel working as a striker for a blacksmith. By 1891 they were living at 28 Shirley Street in Saltaire. Samuel was working as a stoker and Levi as a jobber.
Levi married Maria Greenwood 16 Oct 1897 at St. Pauls, Shipley. In 1901 they were living with Maria’s parents in Baildon. By 1911 they were living at 7 Lower Holme, Baildon with Levi working as a house painter. They had five children all born in Baildon; Annie b1899, Lily b1900, Harriet b1902, Wilfred b1909 and Alice b1911.

Levi served as a Sapper with the 59th Field Company, Royal Engineers. He died 24 Sep 1916 and he was buried in Etaples Military Cemetery nr Boulogne in Northern France.
Levi is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and Baildon.

Hall, Sydney Frank
27 June 1891 – 26 November 1946

Sydney Frank Hall was the son of Herbert George Hall.  Herbert was born c1857 in Kings Lynn Norfolk. He married Abigail Peters in 1886.  In 1891 they lived in Shipley.

Sydney, the third of five children, was born 27 June 1891 in Shipley. He was baptised 6 September 1891 at St Pauls Shipley. By 1897 the family were living at 2 Harold Place in Saltaire with Sydney working as a clerk in 1911. Sydney’s mother, Abigail, died in 1903. His father, Herbert, married Beatrice Annie Porter later the same year. 

Sydney served in and survived the war. He married Mary Jane O’Flaherty 7 October 1922 at St. Stephens Bowling in Bradford. They were living at 5 Albert Road in 1928 before moving to number 3 in 1932. Sydney died here 26 November 1946.

Halliday, Albert
26 April 1898 – 6 July 1975

Albert Halliday was the son of Frederick Halliday. Frederick was an illegitimate child born 3 May 1876 in a workhouse in Clayton. Frederick married Sarah Jane Miller 26 June 1897 at All Saints Bingley. At the time Frederick was a warehouseman living at 13 Caroline Street in Saltaire.

Image: Albert Halliday, Blackpool, 1918. Courtesy of his grandson, Lee Halliday. [Mouse over to enlarge]

Albert Halliday, Blackpool 1918Albert, the eldest of six children, was born Friday 29 April 1898 at 4pm in Shipley. He was baptised 25 May 1898 at St Pauls Shipley when his parents were living at 26 Murgatroyd Street in Shipley. The family lived in several houses in Saltaire as follows:-
8 July 1899 – 24 Caroline Street (now 44 Mary Street) 24 August 1900 – 21 Herbert Street 6 November 1903 – 11 Whitlam Street 12 March 1908 – 23 Ada Street 20 April 1910 – 27 Jane Street
Albert started work at Parkinson’s Iron Foundry (Canal Iron Works) 29 August 1913. His wages were 5 shillings per week.
Albert was initiated as a member of the Loyal Standard Lodge 15 June 1914. His father was the Provisional Grand Master of the Manchester Union Shipley District, holding this post since 27 December 1913.
Albert married Elsie May Banks 8 Oct 1921 at St. Peters Shipley; Elsie was living at 20 Amelia Street in Saltaire. They had three children including Irene (1922 – 1926) and Frederick (1926 – 1994). In 1933 they were living at 91 Browgate in Baildon. From 1934 they were living at 42 Alexandra Road in Shipley.

Albert served his country during the war as a Sergeant with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He died 6 July 1975 and his widow, Elsie, died in 1981.
Albert is remembered on the Roll Of Honour at Saltaire Wesleyan Chapel
(Compiled with the help of Lee Halliday, grandson of Albert.)

Halliday, Fred
11 October 1886 – 22 August 1918

1886 at St. Lukes, Manningham.

Fred Halliday of Saltaire, WW1Fred was born 11 October 1886 in Saltaire the eldest of eight children. He was baptised 17 November 1886 at St Lukes, Manningham. The family were living at 9 George Street in Saltaire. By 1891 they were living at 40 Whitlam Street in Saltaire, with James working as a woolcomber.

Image: Fred Halliday

By 1901 they had moved to Keighley with James now a worsted factory foreman and Fred, aged just 14, a worsted spinner. In 1911 they were living at 16 Emsley Street in Bingley with both James and Fred working as woolcombers.

Fred served as a Private with the 5th Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own (Yorkshire Regiment). He died 22 August 1918 and he was buried in Chauny Communal Cemetery British Extension in the Aisne region of Northern France.
Fred is not remembered on any of the Rolls of Honour in the Shipley locality.
James died in 1935 and his wife Martha died in 1945.

Halliday, Joseph
c1899 – 22 October 1916

Joseph Halliday was the son of William Halliday. William Halliday was born c1867 in Windhill, Shipley. He married Mary Louisa Sedgley 31 October 1891 at St Wilfrids Calverley. In 1901 they were living at 81 Cottingley Road, Bradford; William was a foreman stone mason.

Joseph was born c1899 in Shipley. In 1911 he was living with his family at 19 Constance Street in Saltaire. Joseph was a scholar and a doffer part time. His father was a woollen dyer. Prior to the war he was employed by Messrs. John Robson and Son, Shipley

Joseph was killed in action by the bursting of trench mortar shell 22 October 1916 aged just seventeen. He was a Private with the 1/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. He was buried at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery near Arras in Northern France. He is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Pauls, St. Peters and Saltaire Wesleyan Church.

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On the 24 October, 2016, Andrew Mitchell of Otley, West Yorkshire, contacted the Saltaire Village website to share his experience of visiting the Foncquevillers Military Cemetery on the centenary of his great uncle, Private Joseph Halliday's, death. Many thanks to Andrew for this moving account. Colin Coates

Andrew Mitchell writes:

On Friday I travelled over to France to visit the grave of Private Joseph Halliday of 19 Constance Street, Saltaire, who was killed in action on 22nd October 1916 on the Somme, Battlefield.

On Saturday 22nd October 2016, exactly 100 years to the day, I placed a wreath including white roses on Joseph’s grave at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery. I then attended a service at Thiepval Memorial during which Joseph's name was read out. Rather than  the standard poppy wreath I had one made with the white rose included.

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Image courtesy of Andrew Mitchell. Wreath placed on Private 3562 Joseph Halliday's grave, 22nd October 2016, at Foncquevillers Military Cemetery.

Joseph was a member of the 1/6th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment and was 18 years old when he died. He was my great uncle.

1st July 1916, Private 3562 Joseph Halliday of 19 Constance Street, Saltaire climbed the parapet and advanced toward the enemy trenches at Thiepval, Somme, Northern  France with the 1/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. He survived the attack on the enemy position but the Battalion was driven back by heavy machine gun fire.

Joseph had joined the Battalion on 30 August 1915 where it had been serving on the Yser Canal north of Ypres since about May.  He would be with them in the terribly muddy trenches in the flat land near the canal.  He also survived the terrible gas attack of 21 December 1915 followed by cold and wet January to March when the Battalion was in the 'rest' area notorious for constant shelling.  

In October 1916 the Battalion was in the Fonquevillers - Hannescamps sector on a front extending about 5k between the villages of Gommecourt and Monchy-au-Bois with 6th Battalion on the right of the line.  The enemy occupied strongly constructed trenches in front of Gommecourt Wood, about 250 yards in front of our line. The wood was full of machine gun emplacements and barbed wire entanglements.  In no-man's land there were 3 or 4 belts of barbed wire, each thirty to forty feet thick.

On October 22nd - the enemy, having become alarmed by extensive digging of our new trenches and also tunnels under no-man's land, carried out an attack preceded by a heavy bombardment of trench mortars for one and a half hours which blew our front line to pieces and blew in the HQ of 'C' Company.

Joseph was killed in the attack, along with several others from the Battalion. His age at the time of his death is given as 18.

Joseph was the cousin of my grandfather, Arthur Mitchell, the Yorkshire and England Cricketer.

Many thanks, Andrew, for sharing this.

Halliday, Sam
1899 – 9 April 1918

Sam Halliday was the son of Samuel Halliday. Samuel was born 14 May 1854 in Baildon. He married Harriett Murphy 7 August 1882 in Nottingham. In 1891 they were living at 47 Dale Street in Shipley with Samuel working as a joiner.

Sam, the youngest of four children, was born 1899 in Saltaire. The family lived at 9 William Henry Street in Saltaire from 1895 to 1906. In 1911 they were living at 147 Union Street in Shipley.

Sam served with the 4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He died 9 April 1918 and he is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial near Ypres in Belgium. He is also remembered on the Nab Wood Roll of Honour.

Hanson, Albert
???? – ????

In 1918 whilst serving his country Albert Hanson was living with Albert Edward & Mary Elizabeth Eccles at 23 Albert Road (renumbered 45) in Saltaire. The relationship between the Eccles family and Albert is not known.  

Hanson, Frank
21 September 1897 – 24 April 1917

Frank Hanson was the son of George & Emily Harrison. George was born c1863 in Huddersfield. He married Emily in 1891.

Frank was born 21 September 1897 in Saltaire; he was the second of six children. In 1901 the family lived at 19 Titus Street in Saltaire, George was a cloth finisher. By 1911 they were living at 36 Dove Street, with Frank aged just 14 a spinner’s jobber.

Frank was an Able Seaman in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. However due to an excess of sailors, many of the Reservists were not required, so battalions were formed from the excess sailors to fight on land. Frank was enlisted with the 2nd (Hawke) Battalion.

Frank died 29 Apr 1917 and he is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
Frank is also remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Peters and Saltaire Wesleyan Chapel. Joseph Arthur Brooks was in the same battalion as Frank.

Hardy, Jesse Briggs
c1890 –  14 October 1917

Jesse Briggs Hardy was the son of Moses Hardy. Moses was born 1850 in Baildon. He married Violetta Rushworth in 1871. In 1881 the family were living at 57 Lower Green in Baildon with Moses working as a joiner.

Jesse, the tenth of twelve children, was born c1890 in Saltaire. By 1887 the family were living at 15 Ada Street in Saltaire. By 1901 they were living at 9 Knight Street in Bingley. By 1911 they had moved to 2 Knight Street with Jesse working as a dyer.

Jesse married Maud Watson 18 September 1915 at Bingley Wesleyan Chapel. Jesse served as a Private firstly with the 6th Battalion Duke of Wellington (West Riding Regiment) then with the 26th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish). Jesse died 14 October 1917 and he is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial near Leper in Belgium.

Jesse is not remembered on any of the Rolls of Honour in the Shipley Area.
Jesse had an elder brother, Orlando who also lost his life fighting in the war.

Hardy, Orlando
1888 – 1 July 1917

Orlando Hardy was the son of Moses Hardy. Moses was born 1850 in Baildon. He married Violetta Rushworth in 1871. In 1881 the family were living at 57 Lower Green in Baildon with Moses working as a joiner.

Orlando, the ninth of twelve children, was born c1890 in Saltaire. By 1887 the family were living at 15 Ada Street in Saltaire. By 1901 they were living at 9 Knight Street in Bingley with Orlando working as a doffer. By 1911 they had moved to 2 Knight Street with Orlando working as a dyer.

Orlando married Florrie Sutcliffe in 1912 at Holy Trinity Bingley. They lived at 16 Queen Street in Shipley. Orlando served with the 18th Queen Mary’s Own Hussars. He died 1 July 1917 and he was buried at Bully-Grenay Communal Cemetery near Arras in Northern France.

Orlando is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood & St. Pauls.
Orlando had a younger brother, Jesse who also lost his life fighting in the war.

Harrison, Francis
c1890 – 26 September 1917

Francis Harrison was the son of Fred Harrison. Fred Harrison was born c1866 in Bradford. He married Susannah Wright 11 September 1886 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 they were living at 4 Horton Green in Bradford, Fred was a temple fitter for looms. By 1901 they had moved to 6 Helen Street in Saltaire. In 1911 they were living with their five children at 8 Shirley Street in Saltaire; Fred was a vice fitter in a tool works.

Francis, the eldest of three sons, was born c1890 in Bradford. He married Ethel Jessop in 1910. In 1911 they were living at Heaton Royds in Frizinghall with Francis working as a clay harrier in a clay mine. Later they moved to 11 Albert Terrace in Saltaire with one child.

Francis died 26 September 1917; he was a Gunner with “B” Battery, 177th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. They were attached to the 16th Division and took part in the Battle of Passchendale from July to November 1917. Francis is remembered at Bucquoy Road Cemetery, Ficheux in Northern France. He is also remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St Peters and Saltaire Congregational Church.

Francis had a younger brother, Tom, who also gave his lifer serving his country in the war.

Harrison, George  
???? – ????

George Harrison served in and survived the war. He married Minnie Clegg in 1918. They lived with Minnie’s parents at 22 Albert Road (renumbered 43) in Saltaire.

Harrison, Tom
c1892 – 8 November 1918

Tom Harrison was the son of Fred Harrison. Fred Harrison was born c1866 in Bradford. He married Susannah Wright 11 September 1886 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 they were living at 4 Horton Green in Bradford, Fred was a temple fitter for looms. By 1901 they had moved to 6 Helen Street in Saltaire. In 1911 they were living with their five children at 8 Shirley Street in Saltaire; Fred was a vice fitter in a tool works.

Tom, the middle of three sons, was born c1892 in Bradford. In 1911 he was living with his parents, he was a wool sorter. Tom married Ethel Spurr 27 June 1916 at St Peters, Shipley; they lived at 38 Titus Street in Saltaire.

Having been on the Army Reserve since 5 December 1915, Tom was mobilised 24 May 1916. He was posted to France 30 August 1916 as a Private with the 3rd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. He returned home wounded 14 November 1916.

Tom was in hospital from 3 December 1917 to 23 March 1917 with trench feet. He resumed his active service returning to France 9 May 1917 with the 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. He was wounded again 6 Apr 1918 and returned home once more. Tom was discharged from the Army 10 September 1918 and lived with his wife at 81 Crag Road in Windhill. He died at home 8 November 1918 from Influenza and Septic Pneumonia which his doctor stated was caused from his wounds.

Tom is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Nab Wood.
Tom had an elder brother, Francis, who also lost his life serving his country in the war.

Hartley, Halliday
1887 - 1963

Halliday Hartley, was the son of John Hartley. John was born 1855 in Bradford. He married Harriett (maiden name and date of marriage not known).

Halliday, the eldest of three children, was born 1887 in Windhill. In 1891 the family were living at 52 Crag Road in Idle with John working as a mason’s labourer. John died leaving Harriet to marry Edwin Pickles in 1898. In 1901 they were living, with Harriet’s three children, at 6 Dudley Street in Shipley. By 1911 they were living at 7 Argyle Street in Shipley with Halliday working as a bricklayer’s labourer.
Halliday married Rosetta Burgess 1 December 1917 at St Peters Shipley.
Halliday served in and survived the war. He lived, with his family at 2 Higher School Street in Saltaire. He was still living there in 1962. Halliday died in 1963.
Halliday had a younger brother, James, who also served in and survived the war. His sister, Ethel, was a war widow, having lost her husband, James Harry Sharp, to the war in 1917.

(Compiled with the help of Will Quinn)

Hartley, James
1889 –????

[Updated: 27/02/2017] James Hartley, was the son of John Hartley. John was born 1855 in Bradford. He married Harriett (maiden name and date of marriage not known).

James, the second of three children, was born 1889 in Windhill. In 1891 the family were living at 52 Crag Road in Idle with John working as a mason’s labourer. John died leaving Harriet to marry Edwin Pickles in 1898. In 1901 they were living, with Harriet’s three children, at 6 Dudley Street in Shipley. By 1911 they were living at 7 Argyle Street in Shipley with James working as an iron foundry labourer.

James, working as a driver, married Ivy Palmer, a twister five years younger than James, 27 February 1917 at St Peters in Shipley.    

James served as a Corporal with the Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire Regiment. He was made a Prisoner of War, and he was not released until the war had ended. In 1918 he was living with his sister, Ethel, at 2 Higher School Street in Saltaire. Ethel was a widow having lost her husband, James Harry Sharp, to the war in 1917.

From 1925 James and Ivy lived in Shipley. James had an elder brother, Halliday, who also served in and survived the war.

(Compiled with the help of Will Quinn)

Heald, Edmund
12 November 1891 – 21 October 1964

Edmund Heald was the son of Edmund Heald snr.
Edmund snr was born 1859 in Lancaster. Working as a clothier he married Mary Jane Lawrence 6 May 1882 at St Wilfrids Calverley.

Edmund, the eldest of three sons was born 12 November 1891 in Lancaster. He was baptised 4 June 1893 at Windhill Parish Church in Shipley. In 1901 they were living in Lancaster with Edmund snr out of work. Edmund snr died in the 4th quarter of 1901. In 1911 Edmund was working as a junior clerk in a wool merchants whilst boarding at 67 Field Street in Shipley.

Living at 4 Daisy Place in Saltaire, Edmund married Martha Ellen Varley 28 October 1915 at St Pauls Shipley. Edmund enlisted 3 December 1915 when living at 69 Field Street in Shipley. He was mobilised 16 April 1916. He served with the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, reaching the rank of Sergeant before being discharged 19 April 1919.

Edmund and his wife lived in Menston from 1921 before moving to 9 Albert Road in Saltaire in 1930. From 1934 they lived at Bingley.

Martha died 14 May 1945 in Lightcliffe. Edmund died 21 October 1964 in Kirk Merrington in County Durham.

Heaps, John Leeming
1892 – 1950

John Leeming Heaps was the son of Matthew Heaps. Matthew was born c1857 in Lancashire. He married Margaret Graham in 1890 in Settle district. In 1891 they lived in Bentham with Matthew working as a general labourer.

John, their only son, was born 1892 in Bentham. Margaret died sometime before 1901 leaving her husband and son living in Bentham. Later in 1901 Matthew married his second wife, Katherine. They continued to live in Bentham and in 1911 John was working as a paint shop labourer.

John enlisted with the Labour Corps 15 October 1914; he was discharged 24 March 1919. From 1918 he was living with his stepmother, Katherine at 5 Fanny Street in Saltaire. John working as a warehouseman, married Maud Lambert 24 March 1919. They lived at various addresses in Shipley until John died in 1950.

Helliwell, George William
???? – ????

In 1918 whilst serving his country George William Helliwell was living with Sarah Ann Helliwell at 38 Ada Street in Saltaire. The relationship between Sarah and George is not known.  

Helliwell, Maurice
7 October 1888 – 1 July 1916

Maurice Helliwell was the son of Smith Helliwell.
Smith was born c1866 in North Bierley. He married Martha Hannah Benn 25 September 1887 at Bradford Cathedral.
Maurice was born 7 October 1888 in North Bierley the eldest of two children. In 1891 the family were living at 18 Moor Top, Low Moor with Smith working as a wool sorter. By 1901 Smith was an inn keeper living at The Nags Head Inn in Shelf. In 1911 they were living at 1 Speeton Avenue, Bank Top, Bradford. Smith was a tram driver and Maurice was a stuff warehouseman.
Maurice married Evelyn West 15th April 1911 at St. Peters Shipley. Maurice lived with Evelyn at her parent’s house, 66 George Street in Saltaire.

Maurice served as a Private with the 18th Battalion Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). They were commonly known as the 2nd Bradford Pals. He died 1 July 1916 and he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial in Northern France. He is also remembered on the Roll of Honour at Nab Wood.
1 July 1916 was the opening day of Battle of the Somme. On this day the British Army suffered 57,470 casualties of which 19,240 were killed.
Twenty two were killed from the Shipley locality including six from Saltaire; Herbert Bullock, George Henry Clegg, Fred Foster, Thomas Horsfall, Herbert Thompson and Maurice.

Hemmingway, Charles
1887 – ????

Charles Hemmingway was the son of Charles Hemmingway (snr). Charles (snr) was born 1843 in Lightcliffe. In 1891 he was a malster living with his wife Betsy and their only child, Charles, in Hulme Lancashire. Charles (snr) died before 1901.

Charles was born 1887 in Manchester. From around 1901 he lived with his widowed mother at 26 Herbert Street in Saltaire. He worked as a worsted spinner then as a wool sorter. Charles served in and survived the war.                                                    

Henry, Charles
1893 – ????

Charles Henry was the son of Patrick Henry. Patrick was born c1852 in County Sligo Ireland. In 1891 he was a cast iron moulder living with his wife, Ellen, in Idle.

Charles, the second youngest of eight children, was born 1893 in Windhill. From 1901 they lived at 37 Dove Street in Saltaire. In 1911 Charles was a bread baker. Charles served in and survived the war.

Hey, Ernest  
c1889 – 1956

Ernest Hey was the son of Joseph Hey. Joseph was born c1865 in Lindley near Huddersfield. He married Alice Garside 28 May 1888 at Wilshaw near Huddersfield.

Ernest, the second of five children, was born c1889 in Lindley. The family lived in Lindley with Joseph working as a weaver.
Ernest married Hilda Annie Murphy 20 March 1915 at St Pauls Shipley. They were both living at 20 Park Street in Shipley with Ernest working as a dyer. They had a son, Herbert, born 10 February 1918.

Ernest enlisted 15 October 1917; he was mobilised 1 August 1918 and served as a Private with the Royal Army Service Corps Mechanical Transport Company. Ernest trained as a heavy lorry driver in October 1918 at Isleworth in London. He was discharged 1 February 1920.

Ernest and his family lived at 17 Dove Street in Saltaire until 1932. For two years they then lived at 56 George Street in Saltaire before moving back to 20 Park Street.

Ernest died in 1956; Hilda died 1973 in Darlington.

Hick, Willie Smith
1898 – 28 June 1916

Willie Hick Smith was the son of William Sales Hick.William was born 1864 in Leeds. He was baptised 2 January 1865 at St Georges Leeds. William married Ellen Eliza Gentry 10 August 1884 at St Peters Leeds.In 1891 they were living in Armley with William employed as a labourer.

Willie, the youngest of three children, was born 1898 in Shipley. In 1901 the family, without William, were living at 19 Caroline Street in Saltaire. By 1911 Ellen was widowed and living in Hackney in London with her daughter and son, Willie.

Willie was a Private with the 1st/4th Battalion City of London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). He died 28 June 1916 and he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial in Northern France.

Willie is not remembered on any Rolls of Honour in the Shipley area.

Hill, Albert
c1899 – ????

Albert Hill was the son of Thomas Hill. Thomas was born c1874 in Shipley. He married Rosetta Metcalfe 25 May 1895 at St Pauls Shipley. Thomas was a painter living at 16 Herbert Street in Saltaire and Rosetta was living at 12 Fanny Street.

Albert, the younger of two sons, was born c1899 in Shipley. In 1901 the family were living at 22 Fanny Street in Saltaire with Thomas working as a stone miner. In 1911 they were living at 1 Lockwood Street, where they remained throughout the war.

Albert served in and survived the war. He was still living at 1 Lockwood Street in 1945. Albert had an elder brother, John, who also served in the war.

Hill, John
c1896 – ????

John Hill was the son of Thomas Hill. Thomas was born c1874 in Shipley. He married Rosetta Metcalfe 25 May 1895 at St Pauls Shipley. Thomas was a painter living at 16 Herbert Street in Saltaire and Rosetta was living at 12 Fanny Street.

John, the elder of two sons, was born c1896 in Shipley. In 1901 the family were living at 22 Fanny Street in Saltaire with Thomas working as a stone miner. In 1911 they were living at 1 Lockwood Street, where they remained throughout the war.

John served in and survived the war. He had a younger brother, Albert, who also served in the war.

Hird, Allan
1892 – 1952

Allan Hird was the son of John William Hird. John was born c1867 in Bradford. He married Alice Sutcliffe 1 March 1890 at St Wilfrids Calverley. In 1891 they were living at Idle with John a stuff warehouseman.

Allan, the second of four sons, was born 1892 in Shipley. In 1901 Alice was living without her husband at 19 Edward Street (now numbered 24) in Saltaire. By 1911 they had moved to 33 Whitlam Street in Saltaire, where they remained throughout the war.

Allan was a dyers labourer when he enlisted 27 September 1915 with the 19th (Local) Reserve Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. He saw action as a Private with the Machine Corps. He was in hospital at Bexhill-On-Sea 30 April 1917 for five weeks and at Reading 11 February 1918 for six weeks with trench feet.

Allan married Mary Park in 1916. They had a daughter, Valeria, who sadly died 20 April 1918, aged just sixteen months. After briefly living at 74 George Street in Saltaire they lived at 36 Mary Street until 1937 when they moved to Baildon. Allan died in 1952. He had three brothers, Herbert, William & Jonathan, who all served their country and fought in the war. Their mother, Alice, died 15 June 1941 at 7 Jane Street in Saltaire.  

Hird, Herbert Sutcliffe
1 October 1890 – 1969

Herbert Sutcliffe Hird was the son of John William Hird. John was born c1867 in Bradford. He married Alice Sutcliffe 1 March 1890 at St Wilfrids Calverley. In 1891 they were living at Idle with John a stuff warehouseman.

Herbert, the eldest of four sons, was born 1 October 1890 in Shipley. In 1901 Alice was living without her husband at 19 Edward Street (now numbered 24) in Saltaire. By 1911 they had moved to 33 Whitlam Street in Saltaire, where they remained throughout the war.

Herbert served his country in the war and survived. He had three brothers, Allan, William & Jonathan, who all served their country and fought in the war. Their mother, Alice, died 15 June 1941 at 7 Jane Street in Saltaire.

Hird, Jonathan
1897 – ????

Jonathan Hird was the son of John William Hird. John was born c1867 in Bradford. He married Alice Sutcliffe 1 March 1890 at St Wilfrids Calverley. In 1891 they were living at Idle with John a stuff warehouseman.

Jonathan, the youngest of four sons, was born 1897 in Shipley. In 1901 Alice was living without her husband at 19 Edward Street (now numbered 24) in Saltaire. By 1911 they had moved to 33 Whitlam Street in Saltaire, where they remained throughout the war.

Jonathan served in and survived the war. He married Margaret Hannah Bradley in 1927 and they lived in Baildon. Jonathan had three brothers, Herbert, William & Allan, who all served their country and fought in the war. Their mother, Alice, died 15 June 1941 at 7 Jane Street in Saltaire.

Hird, William
1894 – ????

William Hird was the son of John William Hird. John was born c1867 in Bradford. He married Alice Sutcliffe 1 March 1890 at St Wilfrids Calverley. In 1891 they were living at Idle with John a stuff warehouseman.

William, the third of four sons, was born 1892 in Shipley. In 1901 Alice was living without her husband at 19 Edward Street (now numbered 24) in Saltaire. By 1911 they had moved to 33 Whitlam Street in Saltaire, where they remained throughout the war.

William enlisted 6 Dec 1915 and he was mobilised 17 April 1916. He saw action as a Private with the Tank Corps before being discharged 17 October 1919. After the war William lived in Bradford. He had three brothers, Herbert, Allan & Jonathan, who all served their country and fought in the war. Their mother, Alice, died 15 June 1941 at 7 Jane Street in Saltaire.    

Hirst, Selwyn
20 September 1898 – 1987

Selwyn Hirst was the son of Swift Hirst. Swift was born c1876 in Honley near Holmfirth. He married Alice Gledhill 31 August 1895 at St. Mary Honley.

Selwyn, the eldest of four children, was born 20 September 1898 in Honley. In 1901 the family were living at Oakworth. By 1911 they had moved to 42 Helen Street in Saltaire with Swift working as a dyers labourer and Selwyn was a farm labourer and part time scholar.

Selwyn served with the Gloucestershire Regiment and survived the war. He lived with his parents at 39 George Street in Saltaire, until he married Mary Kelly in 1923. The married couple lived at 46 Caroline Street in Saltaire until 1931 when they moved to Bingley. Selwyn died in 1987.

Selwyn’s father, Swift, also served his country and fought in the war.

Hirst, Swift
1876 – 1960

Swift Hirst was the son of John Fletcher Hirst. John was born c1838 at Honley near Holmfirth. He married Mary Ann Anderson 12 July 1857 at All Hallows Almondbury near Huddersfield. They lived at Honley until at least 1891.

Swift, the second youngest of ten children, was born 1876 in Honley. He married Alice Gledhill 31 August 1895 at St. Mary Honley. In 1901 they were living at Oakworth. By 1911 they had moved to 42 Helen Street in Saltaire with Swift working as a dyers labourer. They had five children; Selwyn b1898, Harold b1900, Winifred 1903, George 1906 and Elsie 1908.

Swift was a member of the Shipley and District Ambulance Corps. Having volunteered in July 1915 Swift enlisted with the Royal Navy Sick Berth Reserve and he was posted to the Royal Navy Barracks in Devon in August 1915. He was subsequently posted to HMS Grafton, an Edgar Class Cruiser built c1894. The vessel was attached to the Grand Fleet and was on patrol in the North Sea until hostilities ceased. After the signing of the Armistice Swift he returned to shore and was stationed at Devonport Barracks until he was discharged in June 1919.

After the war Swift lived with his family at 39 George Street in Saltaire. He died in 1960 in the Worth Valley.     

Swift is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Saltaire URC. Swift’s son, Selwyn, also served his country and fought in the war.

Hockley, George Edmund
1882 – 1955

George Edmund Hockley was the son of Joseph Hockley. Joseph was born c1856 in Surrey. He married Martha Ledgeway 4 May 1878 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1881 they lived at Baildon with Joseph working as a gardener.

George, the second of six children, was born 1882 in Shipley. He was baptised at Low Lane Methodist Chapel in Saltaire. In 1891 the family were living at 4 Wycliffe Place in Shipley. By 1901 they were living at 23 Helen Street in Saltaire with George working as a gardener. George married Annie Frakes 13 July 1903 at St. Pauls Shipley. They lived in Park Street Shipley.

George served with the West Riding Regiment and the Labour Corps. From 1918 until 1929 he lived with his family at 7 Albert Terrace. They then lived at 88 Hirst Wood Road in Shipley until 1933 when they moved to 6 Walkers Buildings in Menston. George died in 1955.

Hodgson, George
1888 – ????

George Hodgson was the son of William and Emily Ann Hodgson. William was born 1841 in Bramley.
 
George, the elder of two sons, was born 1888 in Saltaire. In 1891 the family lived at Stable Yard Cottage Victoria Road in Saltaire (now Victoria Terrace), with William working as a farrier. By 1901 they were living at 53 Kitson Street in Shipley with George working as a grocer’s assistant. George married Ada Atkinson 4 April 1908 in Bradford Cathedral; both were living at 46 Earl Street in Shipley. In 1911 they were living at 6 Jane Hills in Shipley; they had a son John born 1910. From 1914 they lived at 31 Caroline Street in Saltaire.

George served in and survived the war.

Hodson, Thomas
c1892 – 29 June 1916
[Updated: 5 August 2017]

Thomas Hodson was the son of Tom Hodson. Tom Hodson was born 18 February 1856 in Market Rasen, Lincolnshire. In 1888 he married Rosa Robinson at All Saints church in Bingley. In 1901 they were living at 6 Queens Road in Shipley; Tom was a wool warehouseman.They had three sons: George William, John Richard and Thomas (the middle one). Rosa Hodson died in 1904. She was buried 3 September 1904 at Hirst Wood Cemetery in Shipley. The following year Tom married Mary Mitchell (nee Stones). Tom died 1919 and was buried 28 April 1919 in Hirst Wood Cemetery.

Thomas Hodson, was born c1892 in Shipley. In 1906 & 1907 he lived with his family at 45 Rhodes Street in Saltaire. In 1908 they moved to 27 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. (The house remained in family for 46 years). Thomas worked as a warehouseman; his father a colour matcher. Prior to his enlistment Thomas was employed in The Conditioning House, Bradford (a scientific testing facility for the wool industry).

Thomas Hodson died 29 June 1916. He was a Lance Corporal with the 10th Battalion Duke of Wellingtons (West Riding Regiment). He is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial in the Somme, France. He is also remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Pauls, and St. Peters.

Hogg, Charles
c1891 – ????

Charles was the son of Joseph Hogg. Joseph was born c1855 in Rawdon. He married Annie Lambert 17 May 1875 in Bradford. In 1881 & 1891 they lived in Richmond, North Yorkshire with Joseph working as a stone mason. In 1900 they were living at 18 George Street in Saltaire and by 1911 they had moved to 38 Dove Street in Saltaire.

Charles, the third youngest of ten children, was born c1891 in Richmond. In 1911 he was a cloth finisher living with his parents. Charles fought in the war and survived.

Charles was married twice, his first wife Amy died in 1932. They lived at 10 Ada Street in Saltaire with Charles working as a dyers labourer. He married widow Agnes Marshall (nee Stephenson) 1 June 1935 at St Peters Morley. In 1939 they were living at 3 Fern Place in Saltaire where they remained in 1962. 


Back row, left to right: William, Joss, Jack, Jim and Charles
Front row, left to right: Clara, Sally, Joseph, Annie, unknown, Annie

Photograph courtesy of Jack Hogg (son of William)
and History Club member, Maggie Smith

Charles had a younger brother, William, who also served his country and fought in the war.

Hogg, William
23 September 1892 – 30 September 1979

William Hogg was the son of Joseph Hogg. Joseph was born c1855 in Rawdon. He married Annie Lambert 17 May 1875 in Bradford. In 1881 & 1891 they lived in Richmond, North Yorkshire with Joseph working as a stone mason. In 1900 they were living at 18 George Street in Saltaire and by 1911 they had moved to 38 Dove Street in Saltaire.

William, the second youngest of ten children, was born 23 September 1892 in Richmond. In 1911 he was a farm servant living with widow Annie Hill and her family at New Close Farm in Cottingley. William married Mary Jane Wilson 20 August 1917 at St. Pauls Shipley. They had two children including a son, Joseph (1918-2008).

William survived the war having served with the Durham Light Infantry and the York & Lancaster Regiment. After the war he lived with his family at High Bank Cottages in Shipley. In 1962 he was living with his wife at 14 Moorview Avenue in Shipley.
William died 30 September 1979 and his wife, Mary Jane, died 24 February 1981.

William had an elder brother, Charles, who also served his country and fought in the war.


Back row, left to right: William, Joss, Jack, Jim and Charles
Front row, left to right: Clara, Sally, Joseph, Annie, unknown, Annie

Photograph courtesy of Jack Hogg (son of William)
and Saltaire History Club regular, Maggie Smith

Holdsworth, Charles 
9 August 1877 – 31 July 1917

Charles Holdsworth was the son of Richard Holdsworth. Richard was born c1842 in Bradford. He married Ellen Wilkinson 9 November 1872 at Bradford Cathedral.

Charles, the younger of two sons, was born 9 August 1877 in Bradford. He was baptised 5 September 1877 in St. James Bradford. The family lived in Horton, Bradford with Richard working as a wool sorter. Charles, a wool warehouseman, married Henrietta Gilbert 21 September 1908 at St. Pauls Shipley. Henrietta’s parents lived at 23 Maddocks Street in Saltaire and this was where the married couple lived. They had two children; Elsie born 26 December 1908 and Gilbert born c1910.

Charles served as a Private with the 32nd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers. The battalion was formed in East Ham, London 18 October 1915. They formed part of 124th Brigade of the 41st Division that landed in France 5th May 1916. Charles died 31 July 1917, this was the opening day of the Battle of Pilckem Ridge; the opening attack of the Third Battle of Ypres. The following is an extract from a letter his widow received in August 1917 from Charles’s captain:-

“I very much regret to inform you of the death of your husband, Pte. C. Holdsworth, in action, on July 31st. He was in a trench with two others, when they were hit by a shell, and I am sorry to say your husband died immediately. He was a very promising soldier; his cheerfulness and readiness to help others made him very popular with everybody. He is a great loss to the company, and I feel I must write and express my deep sympathy with you in your sad bereavement.”

Charles is remembered on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial in Belgium. He is also remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and St. Pauls.

Holdsworth, Edwin
25 June 1892 – 4 November 1968

Edwin Holdsworth was the son of Arthur Holdsworth.
Arthur was born c1862 at Low Moor. He married Ruth Hannah Dobson in 1889.
Edwin, an only son, was born 25 June 1892 in Jamestown in New York, USA. In 1901 the family were living in Tong with Arthur a grocer. By 1911 they were living at 59 Titus Street in Saltaire with Arthur a warp twister and Edwin a commercial traveller. The family remained at 59 Titus Street throughout the war.

Edwin served as a Gunner with the Royal Field Artillery. He was working as a costing clerk when he enlisted August 1916 and went to the front in France 8 December 1916. He wounded his knee when a horse accidently kicked him in February 1917. This caused Edwin trouble throughout the rest of war and he spent time in hospitals at Lewisham, Hursley in Hampshire and Woolwich. He also had a bout of diptheria; he recovered from this in New Cross Fever Hospital in Deptford. Edwin was discharged 7 February 1919.
Edwin married Grace Deuxberry in 1921 at St. Pauls Shipley. He was a member of an Oddfellow Society.
Edwin died 4 November 1968 in Bradford.

Holdsworth, John
1898 – ????

John Holdsworth was the son of Edmond Holdsworth. Edmund was born 9 February 1879 in Manningham. He married Elizabeth Murgatroyd 5 December 1896 at St. Jude’s Mannigham.

John, the eldest of three children, was born 1898 in Bradford. In 1901 they were living in Bradford with Edmund working as mason’s labourer. Edmund died in 1909. In 1911 his widow and their three lived with Joseph Stead at 9 George Street in Saltaire. Elizabeth and Joseph married in 1914. By 1918 they were living at 45 Rhodes Street in Saltaire.

John enlisted 18 January 1916 and he was mobilised 26 September 1916. He saw action as a Private with the Highland Light Infantry. John was discharged 29 August 1919. He married Mary E. Heathcote in 1923.    

Holgate, Colin
4 September 1897 – 1971

Colin Holgate was the son of Levi Holgate
Levi was born c1865 at Windhill. He married Emily Ada Pitts 20 November 1886 at Bradford Cathedral.
Colin, the youngest of three children, was born 4 September 1897 at Shipley. In 1901 the family were living at 19 Beatrice Street in Shipley, with Levi working as a musician. By 1911 they were living at 6 Higher School Street in Saltaire, with Colin aged just 13 working as a spinning room doffer.

Colin served as a Private with 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). He enlisted 31 August 1914 and fought in the Mediterranean from 2 July 1915. He was sent home with a gunshot wound to his left hand 14 August 1915.
Whilst Colin was recovering he married Elizabeth Alice Groncutt 25 September 1916 at St Peters Shipley. He returned to fight when he was posted to France 27 October 1916. He was discharged 11 April 1919 when he was living at 91 Browgate in Baildon.
Colin died 1971 in the Worth Valley district.

Hope, John
????–????

Thomas North served in and survived the war. In 1918 he was living with the Murgatroyd family at 25 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. His relationship with them is not known.

Hopkinson, Deighton
1873 – 19 February 1930

Deighton Hopkinson was the son of Thomas Hopkinson. Thomas was born c1843 in Shelf (near Halifax). He married Hannah Jane Owen 8 March 1873 at St. John’s Coley (near Halifax). They had two sons before Hannah died in 1880.

Deighton, the elder of two sons, was born 1873 in Shelf. In 1881 he was living with his widowed father, Thomas, and younger brother, Harcourt, in Shelf. Thomas was a cloth finisher and a church sexton. He married Sarah Hannah Sharpe 2 August 1890 at St. John’s Coley. In 1891 they were living in Shelf with Deighton a cotton twister. Deighton married Sarah Elizabeth Walker 12 September 1896 at St John’s Coley. They had four children; Ida (b1898), Eric (b1900), Harold (b1902) and Jack (b1908). In 1911 they were living at 8 Helen Street in Saltaire with Deighton working as a warp twister.

Deighton served in the war with the West Yorkshire Regiment and the Royal Engineers. After the war he lived with his family at 7 Constance Street in Saltaire, moving to Bradford around 1928. Deighton died 19 February 1930 and he was buried at Undercliffe Cemetery in Bradford 22 February 1930.

Eric, the eldest son of Deighton, also served his country and fought in the war.

Hopkinson, Eric
15 January 1900 – 1976

Eric Hopkinson was the son of Deighton Hopkinson.    Deighton was born 1873 in Shelf.  He married Sarah Elizabeth Walker 12 September 1896 at St John’s Coley (near Halifax). 

Eric, the second of four children, was born 15 January 1900 in Coley. He was baptised 23 December 1900 at St. John’s Coley. In 1911 the family were living at 8 Helen Street in Saltaire before moving to 7 Constance Street around 1918.

Eric served as a Private during the war. He survived the war despite suffering from gas poisoning as reported in the Shipley Times 29 November1918. He married Mary Eleanor Gill 29 November 1924 at the Primitive Methodist Chapel, Saltaire Road, Shipley. The married couple lived in Shipley before moving to Baildon. Eric died in 1976 in Eastbourne, Sussex. 

Hopkinson, Norman Fryer
c1898 – ????

Norman Fryer Hopkinson was born Norman Fryer c1898 in Shipley. His mother was Elizabeth Fryer, with father unknown. Elizabeth married Walter Hopkinson 29 July 1899 at Bradford Cathedral.

Norman Fryer HopkinsonNorman took Walter’s name. In 1901 the family were living at 21 Thompson Street Shipley with Walter working as a machine mill turner. In 1911 they were living at 24 Elliot Street in Shipley with Norman working as doffer. By 1918 they were living at 50 George Street in Saltaire.

Norman survived the war serving as a Corporal with the Royal Field Artillery.

Horsfall, Fred
c1880 – 27 February 1917
[Revised, September 2014]
Fred Horsfall was the son of Squire Horsfall. Squire Horsfall was born c1852 in Shipley. He married Sarah Ann Walker 23 April 1876. Squire was a joiner living at 67 Hargreaves Square in Shipley; Sarah Ann a worsted weaver living at 22 Shirley Street in Saltaire. They had one daughter and two sons. Squire died 1925.

Fred, the middle child, was born c1880 in Saltaire. In 1881 Fred was living with his mother and elder sister at 22 Shirley Street in Saltaire; the home of his widowed grandfather, Richard Walker. By 1891 they were at the same address but his father, Squire, was now the head of the house. In 1901 Fred was an upholster living with his family at 54 Thompson Street in Shipley. Fred married Lily Dewhirst 7 August 1905 at Bradford Cathedral. They lived in Wilmer Road Shipley with Fred running his own upholstery business.

Fred served as a Private with 16th Battalion Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire Regiment (1st Bradford Pals). He died 27 February 1917 and he is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial in Somme, France.

The Nab Wood Roll of Honour has the name Fred Horsfall listed twice; the Rolls of Honour at St Paul’s, St Peter’s and Saltaire URC have him listed just once.

Horsfall, Fred
20 March 1895 – 16 Aug 1917

Fred Horsfall was the son of Timothy Horsfall.  Timothy was born c1864 in Keighley. He married Sarah Ann Wheelhouse 3 January 1885 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 the family were living in Shipley with Timothy working as a mechanic.

Fred, the youngest of four children, was born 20 March 1895 in Shipley. He was baptised 22 May 1898 at St. Pauls Shipley. By 1895 the family were living at 26 Albert Road (renumbered 51) in Saltaire. Sarah died in 1895. Widowed Timothy married Fanny Brotherton 14 November 1896 at St. Pauls Shipley. Timothy was living at 8 Dove Street in Saltaire and Fanny at 15 Jane Street. They had four daughters. In 1901 the family were living at 8 Dove Street with Timothy working as a mechanic fitter. In 1911 they were living at 8 George Street in Saltaire with Fred working as a bobbin pegger for a weaver.

Fred served as a Private with the 2nd Battalion Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire Regiment. He died 16 August 1917 and he is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial near Ypres in Belgium.  Fred had an elder brother, Joe, who also served in the war.
The Nab Wood Roll of Honour has the name Fred Horsfall listed twice; the Rolls of Honour at St Paul’s, St Peter’s and Saltaire URC have him listed just once.

Horsfall, James
20 November 1884 – ????

James Horsfall was the son of Thomas Wright Horsfall. Thomas was born c1860 in Scarborough. He married Mary Priscilla Robinson 8 March 1884 at Windhill Wesleyan Methodist Chapel.

James, the eldest of three children, was born 24 November 1884 in Windhill. In 1891 the family were living in Idle with Thomas working as a tailor. Thomas died in 1896 aged just 36. From 1901 and throughout the war his widow lived with their children at 20 Herbert Street in Saltaire.

James served in and survived the war. From 1918 until 1935 he lived at 4 Herbert Street in Saltaire.

Horsfall, Joe Harry
1886 – 1961

[Revised, September 2014]
Joe Harry Horsfall was the son of Timothy Horsfall. Timothy was born c1864 in Keighley. He married Sarah Ann Wheelhouse 3 January 1885 at Bradford Cathedral.

Joe, the eldest of four children, was born 1886 in Shipley. In 1891 the family were living in Shipley with Timothy working as a mechanic. By 1895 the family were living at 26 Albert Road (renumbered now 51) in Saltaire. Sarah died before 1896. Widowed Timothy married Fanny Brotherton 14 November 1896 at St. Pauls Shipley. Timothy was living at 8 Dove Street in Saltaire and Fanny at 15 Jane Street. They had four daughters. In 1901 the family were living at 8 Dove Street with Joe working as a wool spinner.

Joe, working as a blacksmith’s striker, married Helen West 14 January 1911 at St Peter’s Shipley. Joe was living at 8 George Street in Saltaire and Helen at 26 Dove Street. The married couple lived at 26 Dove Street until 1920 when they moved to Shipley.

Joe served in and survived the war; he died in 1961. He had a younger brother, Fred, who sadly lost his life serving his country.

Horsfall, Thomas
c1892 – 1 July 1916

Thomas Horsfall was the son of Timothy Horsfall
Timothy Horsfall was born c1860 in Keighley. He married Emma Heaton in Keighley in 1881.
Thomas, the youngest of five children, was born 1892 in Shipley. In 1901 the family were living at 48 Saltaire Road in Shipley with Timothy working as a hairdresser. By 1911 they had moved to 24 Hope View, Windhill with Thomas an apprentice in a worsted factory. Sometime after 1911 they moved to 24 Baker Street in Saltaire.

Thomas served as a Private with the 16th Battalion Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). They were commonly known as the 1st Bradford Pals.
Thomas died 1 July 1916 and he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial in Northern France. He is also remembered on the Roll of Honour at Nab Wood.
1 July 1916 was the opening day of Battle of the Somme. On this day the British Army suffered 57,470 casualties of which 19,240 were killed.
Twenty two were killed from the Shipley locality including six from Saltaire; Herbert Bullock, George Henry Clegg, Fred Foster, Maurice Helliwell, Herbert Thompson and Thomas.

Houldon, Charles
1883 - ????

Charles Houlden was the son of John Houlden.
John was born 1836 in Rawdon. He married Mary Gaunt 14 November 1857 at St Oswalds Guiseley. By 1881 they had moved from Horsforth to 22 Albert Road in Saltaire (renumbered now as 43 Albert Road). John was working as a warehouseman.
Charles, the youngest of six children, was born in 1883, they were still living in Albert Road with John now employed as a grease extractor. By 1901 they had moved to 2 Katherine Street in Saltaire with Charles, aged 18, running a grocer’s shop from their home.
Charles married Martha Waterhouse 25 December 1905 at St Wilfrid, Calverley. In 1911 they were living at 24 Herbert Street in Saltaire with Charles working as a wool warehouseman. They had a daughter, Florence Wilson Houlden born c1906 in Pudsey.
Even before the start of the war, Charles Houlden was the secretary of the Saltaire Men’s Own Horticultural Society. He was also on the committee of the Saltaire Rose Society. As such, he was already making a name for himself, locally, as a horticulturalist.

It would appear that he had also joined the Legion of Frontiersmen during this time.
This organisation had been founded in 1904 by a former North-West Mounted Police man called Roger Pocock. His idea was that the standing army of the time was not of sufficient strength to defend the Empire, and he wanted to train up civilian men so that they would be ready to fight whenever they were required.
Sometime after the war broke out, the head of the Legion volunteered his entire organisation to the army, as a complete operational unit. At first they were turned down, but later, when the army became more desperate for recruits, the War Office changed their mind, and they were accepted.

Bradford Weekly Telegraph, February 1915
"The Legion of Frontiersmen has been recognised by the War Office, and a notice was issued on Sunday that the mobilisation must take place at once. It is hoped to make the company 1,000 strong, all picked marksmen, willing to take part in a colonial expedition. Recruiting has commenced in Bradford, and information can be obtained at the Blue Lion, Manchester Road. Sergeant-Major Williams being the representative for this district."

Bradford Weekly Telegraph - 19th February 1915
"Notice has been received in Bradford by Sergeant-Major Gillyat of the Legion of Frontiersmen that the War Office has ordered the immediate mobilisation of the Frontiersmen Battalion, 1,000 strong. The men will be put into barracks, and are expected to be sent on active service very shortly. The Frontiersmen were formally mobilised by the War Office on February 12th. There are still a few vacancies for fit men, but early application is necessary. Sergeant-Major Gillyat has recruited about 50 men in Bradford at the Headquarters of the Battalion, the Blue Lion Hotel, Manchester Road."

After the men had gone through their basic training, the Legion was incorporated into the Royal Fusiliers as the 25th Battalion, just before it was dispatched to East Africa.
The regiment shipped out of Plymouth on the ship ‘Neuralia’ on the 10 March 1915, and arrived at Mombassa on the 4 May.
On the 18th May, the regiment, led by General Sheppard, marched 250 miles from Kahe near the Pangani River into German East Africa, now known as Tanzania. The regiment saw action at Bukoda on Lake Victoria in June 1915; and the Frontiersmen were involved in a bayonet charge at the Lukigura River on the 24th June. This was a war zone where tropical disease created more causalities than the actual battles; and at least 50% of the regiment fell sick during this time. Among the victims was Charles, who was struck down with malaria and dysentery.
He was shipped back home in June 1916, and after 6 months in hospital in Lancashire, he was given a medical discharge.
He returned home, and to his beloved allotment.

In 1923, Charles became one of the founder members, and the secretary, of the Saltaire Mills Horticultural Society, based on the allotments between the canal and Albert Avenue.
By the early 1930s Charles was established as a builder. Among his projects was the development of an estate at Sandbeds, Morton, where he built a series of short cul-de-sacs, between the main road and the canal.
In 1935 he started buying land on the south side of Fernhill Road, Shipley and developed this estate. He was also involved in the development of part of Moorhead Crescent.
In 1936, Charles stood for election to Shipley Council, as a Conservative candidate, but he failed to gain a seat. He was finally elected to the council in 1944.

(Information supplied by Ian Watson – a great nephew of Charles).

Howker, Arthur
1881 – 1945

Arthur Howker was the son of James Howker.
James was born c1836 in Stanbury. James married Elizabeth Newton 29 September 1861 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1871 they lived at 16 Whitlam Street in Saltaire with James was working as an overlooker.
Arthur, the second youngest of eleven children, was born 1881 in Saltaire. He was baptised 27 February 1881 at St. Pauls Shipley. From 1881 to 1911 the family lived at 43 Titus Street in Saltaire. In 1901 Arthur was working as a shoe maker and in 1911 he was a boot repairer. By 1919 they were living at 5 Ada Street in Saltaire.

Arthur enlisted in December 1916 and he served as a Private with the Royal Army Service Corps. Owing to ill health he was unable join the fight overseas. In December 1918 he did go to France and was employed with Graves Registration Commission until he was discharged in August 1919.
Arthur married May Cooper in 1923.
Arthur died in Keighley in 1945.

Hudson, Arthur Brook
1881 – 1944

Arthur Brook Hudson was the son of Brook Hudson.  Brook was born c1845 in Baildon. He married Elizabeth Ellen Benson 1 September 1872 at St Johns Baildon.

Arthur, the third of seven children, was born 1881 in Baildon. The family lived in Baildon 1881 & 1891 with Brook working as a cotton warp dresser. By 1911 they had moved to Shipley with Arthur working as an iron moulder.  Arthur married Sarah Elizabeth Dean in August 1904. By 1910 they had three children.

Arthur enlisted with the 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (2nd Bradford Pals). He was transferred to the Royal Engineers and saw action as a Sapper before being discharged 26 January 1919. From 1918 Arthur and his family lived at 12 Caroline Street in Saltaire. By 1923 they had moved to 1 Helen Street and in 1937 they moved to 18 Ada Street. Arthur died in 1944.

Hudson, Thomas
???? – ????

In 1918 whilst serving his country Thomas Hudson was living with his wife, Jennie (marriage date and maiden name unknown) at 23 Caroline Street in Saltaire. Thomas had lived there since 1914. They remained there until around 1939 when they moved to 25 Hope View in Shipley.

Humphreys, Arthur
1892 – ????

Arthur Herbert Humphreys was the son of John William Humphreys.  John was born c1865 in Saltaire. He married Anna Eliza Starr 21 April 1888 at Holy Trinity Bingley.

Arthur, the eldest of three children, was born 1892 in Saltaire. In 1911 the family were living at 42 George Street in Saltaire with John working as a caretaker and Arthur as a tool maker’s mechanic at Messrs Parkinson’s in Shipley. The family remained at 42 George Street throughout the war.

Arthur volunteered in June 1916 and he served as an Artificer in the Royal Navy. He served aboard HMS Assistance, a repair ship. He was discharged in February 1919.

Arthur married Mabel Shingles 8 September 1917 in Norwich.

Arthur and Mabel Shingles
Arthur and Mabel Shingles

Arthur had a younger brother, Sidney, who also served in the Royal Navy during the war.

Humphreys, Sidney
1897 – ????

Sidney Humphreys was the son of John William Humphreys. John was born c1865 in Saltaire. He married Anna Eliza Starr 21 April 1888 at Holy Trinity Bingley.

Sidney, the middle of three children, was born 1897 in Saltaire. In 1911 the family were living at 42 George Street in Saltaire with John working as a caretaker and Sidney as a mill hand. The family remained at 42 George Street throughout the war.

Sidney volunteered in January 1916 and he served as a 1st Stoker in the Royal Navy. He served aboard HMS Roxburgh a Devonshire-class armoured ship. He was discharged in December 1919.
Sidney is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Saltaire URC.
Sidney had an elder brother, Arthur, who also served in the Royal Navy during the war.

Hymas, Dixon
c1893 - 1957

Dixon Hymas was the son of Tom Hymas. Tom was born c1865 in Knaresborough. He married Margaret Ellen Scott 3 August 1889 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 the family lived in Featherstone with Tom a farm labourer.

Dixon, the third of five children, was born c1893 in Bingley. In 1901 the family lived in Idle with Tom a labourer. By 1911 they had moved to Oakworth with Dixon working as an apprentice overlooker.

Dixon enlisted 7 September 1914. He was posted overseas 30 June 1915 as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment. He was discharged 24 February 1919 and he lived with his family at 44 George Street in Saltaire.

Dixon married Nellie Goodall 9 October 1919 at St Thomas Heponstall. In 1926 they were living at the Old Glen House in Baildon. Dixon died in 1957.

Hymas, Fred
c1895 - 1955

Fred Hymas was the son of Tom Hymas. Tom was born c1865 in Knaresborough. He married Margaret Ellen Scott 3 August 1889 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 the family lived in Featherstone with Tom a farm labourer.

Fred, the fourth of five children, was born c1895 in Bingley. In 1901 the family lived in Idle with Tom a labourer. By 1911 they had moved to Oakworth with Fred working as a worsted doffer. Fred served his country and survived the war. In 1919 he was living with his family at 44 George Street in Saltaire.

Fred married Gladys Blackburn 3 June 1922 at Bethel Chapel Windhill. He was a gas works labourer living at 12 William Henry Street in Saltaire. Fred died in 1955.

Dixon, an elder brother to Fred, also served in the war.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 
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