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Jameson, George
1891 – ????

George Jameson was the son of John Jameson. John was born c1868 in Liversedge. He married Mary Sedman 30 June 1888 at St Peters Birstall.

George, the middle child of three, was born 1891 in Drighlington. In 1901 the family were living at 13 Victoria Road in Saltaire with John working as a yarn spinning overlooker. Following John’s death, in 1903, Mary married Robert Henry Flesher in 1909. By 1911 George was a manufacturer’s clerk living with his mother and step father at 64 Norwood Terrace in Shipley.

George served with the Durham Light Infantry and he survived the war. In 1919 he was living with his family at 3 Dover Street in Shipley. George is remembered on the Saltaire Wesleyan Chapel Roll of Honour.

Jeffrey, Gaunt
1889 – 1931

Gaunt Jeffrey was the son of Charles & Sarah Jeffrey. Charles was born c1857 in Calverley.
Gaunt, the second youngest of seven children, was born 1889 in Queensbury. In 1891 and 1901 the family lived in Queensberry with Charles, a music teacher.
Gaunt working as a painter married Maud Alderton at St Paul Shipley 3 July 1909. Gaunt was living at 23 George Street in Saltaire and Maud at 4 Jane Street. They had a daughter, Gladys, born 1910 in Saltaire. By 1911 they were living at 6 Barracks Square in Grantham Lincolnshire with Gaunt working as a machine painter.

Gaunt served as a Signaller with the 52nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. His family were living at 40 Titus Street in Saltaire when he enlisted 18 May 1915. When he was discharged 16 July 1919 they were living at High Bank Cottages in Moorhead Lane Shipley.
Gaunt died in 1931

Jeffrey, Samuel
1879 – 11 December 1941

[Updated: 22/06/2015] Samuel Jeffrey was the son of Henry & Phillis Jeffrey. Henry was born c1859 in Otley.

Samuel, the eldest of five children, was born 1879 in Windhill. In 1891 the family were living at 28 Crag Road in Idle with Henry working as a highway labourer and Samuel as a doffer. In 1901 & 1911 they were living at 14 Constance Street in Saltaire with Samuel working as a yarn scourer. Before enlisting Samuel worked as a gardener for Mr. Hockley of Nab Wood.

Samuel served as a Private with one of the Bradford Pals (West Yorkshire) Regiments. He was awarded the “Certificate of Merit” which read as follows:-
For gallantry and devotion to duty on November 13th 1916. When a dug-out was blown in by shell-fire he voluntarily dug out the wounded, and helped in removing them at considerable risk to himself, owing to the heavy bombardment.

The following is an extract from a letter he wrote home:-
“I am pleased to tell you that I have received the certificate of merit for helping to save wounded from a dug-out that had been blown in. I and a number of stretcher bearers were fastened in a deep dug out with six wounded men, and we had to dig ourselves out. We carried two of the wounded who had broken legs to a place of safety. It was very hot work at the time. I consider myself lucky to come out without a scratch.”

Samuel was a Prisoner of War and was not released until after the war had ended. Samuel died 11 December 1941 and was buried alongside his parents at Nab Wood Cemetery Shipley.

Jennings, John Kearton
6 December 1881 – 30 June 1946

John Kearton Jennings was the son of William Jennings. William was born 1850 in Shipley. He married Margaret (maiden name and date unknown). They lived in Shipley with William working as a stone mason.

John, the second of five children, was born 6 December 1881 in Shipley. John lived with his family in Shipley until he married Emma Bentley 26 July 1902 at St. John’s Baildon. In 1911 they were living at18 Mary Street in Saltaire with John working as a stone mason. They had two children; Annie Marjorie born 1903 and William born 1906.

John served in and survived the war. John and his family moved in 1923 to 18 Ashley Road in Shipley. Here they remained until John died 30 June 1946.            

Jessop, Sidney
9 March 1894 – 1933

Sidney Jessop was the son of Thomas Jessop. Thomas was born c1850 in Huddersfield. He married Mary Jane Barrett in 1870. The family lived in Huddersfield until they moved to Saltaire between 1894 and 1897.

Sidney, the second youngest of nine children, was born 9 March 1894 in Huddersfield. He was baptised 3 February 1904 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1901 & 1911 the family lived at 14 Caroline Street in Saltaire.

In 1911 Sidney was working as a grocer. Serving as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery Sidney survived the war. Sidney died in 1933.

Sidney is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Saltaire URC.
Sidney had two brothers, Tom and Walter, who also served their country and fought in the war.

Jessop, Tom
1888 – 17 March 1918

Tom Jessop was the son of Thomas Jessop. Thomas was born c1850 in Huddersfield. He married Mary Jane Barrett in 1870. The family lived in Huddersfield until they moved to Saltaire between 1894 and 1897.

Tom, the fifth of nine children, was born 1888 in Huddersfield. In 1901 & 1911 the family lived at 14 Caroline Street in Saltaire. In 1901 Tom was a doffer and in 1911 he was a wool scourer. When war broke out he was a tram conductor on the Bradford City Tramways.

Tom married Clara Harrison 12 July 1915 at St. Peters Shipley. They lived with Clara’s widowed mother at 55 Wilmer Road in Shipley. Tom was connected with Saltaire Congregational Church and he played football for several junior clubs including St. Peters.

Tom served as a Private with 2nd /7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). He went to the front 14 Nov 1916 and was wounded 5 June 1917. He returned to the front in December 1917.

Tom died 17 March 1918 and he was buried at Roclincourt Military Cemetery in Northern France. Tom is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Pauls, St. Peters and Saltaire URC

Tom had two brothers, Sidney and Walter, who also served their country and fought in the war.

Johnson, George Henry
14 September 1892 – 1973

George Henry Johnson was the son of Henry Johnson. Henry was born c1869 in Lincolnshire. He married Miranda Batley in 1889. In 1891 they were living in Morley, Leeds with Henry working as a joiner.

George, the third of seven children, was born 14 September 1892 in Morley. In 1901 the family were living in Armley, Leeds and by 1911 they had moved to 40 Norwood Terrace in Shipley. In 1911 George was working as a solicitor’s clerk. By 1914 the family were living at 5 Baker Street in Saltaire, where they remained throughout the war.

George survived the war having served with the Royal Field Artillery. He married Florence Laycock (a widower, maiden name Barber) 30 August 1918 at St. Paul’s Church Shipley. George died in 1973 in Rotherham.

Johnson, Joseph
c1864 – 25 November 1919

Joseph was born c1864 in Masbrough, Rotherham to William Johnson, a coal miner.

In 1882, aged just 18, Joseph enlisted with the Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and saw action in the Boer War.
Joseph married a widower, Marian Lowe (maiden name Barrett), 8 November 1915 in South Shields. Marian had seven children when she married Joseph and they then had two children; Joseph junior born 1916 and Norah born in 1919, just 20 days before Joseph died. The family moved to Saltaire around 1918, living at 26 Amelia Street. 

Joseph, working as a coal miner re-enlisted 29 April 1915 and saw action in France with the 3rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. He was discharged as unfit for service, following gas poisoning, 29 May 1916.

Joseph died 25 November 1919 and his funeral took place at Nab Wood with military honours. His grave does not have a headstone, but he is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Nab Wood.
Marian continued to live in Amelia Street until 1929 when she moved to 48 Titus Street in Saltaire.

(Compiled with the help of Shirley Murray, a granddaughter of Joseph.)

Johnson, William
c1892 – ????

William Johnson was born c1892 to father George Johnson. He was a Driver serving in the Royal Field Artillery when he married Sarah Elsie Wakefield 21 February 1916 at St. Peters Shipley. William was living at 37 Caroline Street in Shipley and Sarah at 6 Lockwood Street in Saltaire.

William survived the war.   

Jolley, Leonard Robert
1885 – 1958

Leonard Robert Jolley was the son of Joseph Joshua Jolley. Joseph was born c1852 in Norfolk. He married Elizabeth Ann Thorpe in 1875. In 1881they were living at 33 Ada Street in Saltaire with Joseph working as a wool sorter.

Leonard, the fifth of seven children, was born 1885 in Saltaire. In 1891 & 1901 they were living at 2 Constance Street in Saltaire. By 1911 Leonard was a tailor living with his family at 7 Rhodes Street in Saltaire. Leonard married Minnie Ida Stevens 13 July 1913 at St. Pauls Shipley. Leonard was living at 6 Rhodes Street and Minnie at 15 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. The married couple lived with Minnie’s parents at 15 Maddocks Street. They had a daughter, Una Lillian born 20 June 1914 and a son 7 May 1916.

Leonard attested 9 December 1915 and was held in reserve until he was mobilised 16 December 1916. He saw action with the 704th Labour Company in France from 21 August 1917 to 25 September 1919. He was discharged 1 November 1919 and continued to live in Saltaire. In 1935 he was living with his family in Bingley. Leonard died in 1958.

Jones, Charles William
c1893 –????

Charles William Jones was the son of Charles Jones. Charles was born c1894 in Chapeltown Leeds. He married Mary (maiden name unknown) about 1890.

Charles William, the oldest of four children, was born c1893 in Saltaire. In 1911 the family were living at 4 Rhodes Street in Saltaire with Charles working as a foundry labourer and Charles William as a card room weaver.

Charles William served in survived the war. By 1918 he was living with his family at 41 Rhodes Street in Saltaire. He had a younger brother, Robert, who also served in the war.

Jones, John Ibbotson
11 August 1881 – 4 February 1918

John Ibbitson Jones was the son of John Edward Jones.
John Edward Jones was born Pudsey 12 October 1836. He was baptised 26 February 1837 at St Lawrence Pudsey.
He married Ann Jowett 8 Aug 1858 at St Wilfrids Calverley. John Edward was a joiner. In 1871 they were living with four children at Bridge Terrace in Little Marsden in Lancashire. John Edward was a worsted manufacturer. Ann died in 1878.
John Edward married Ann Jane Barrett 17 September 1879 in Yeadon. In 1881 they were living with seven children at South Park Villa in Pudsey. John Edward died 20 September 1908, Ann Jane died 30 May 1935.
John Ibbitson Jones was born 11 August 1881 in Pudsey. He was baptised 28 September 1888 at St Pauls Pudsey. In 1901 he was a banker’s clerk living with his family at Montville in Pudsey.
He married Constance May Smith 23 September 1908 at Bradford Wesleyan Chapel. In 1911 they were living at 22 Victoria Avenue in Shipley. They had three daughters; Constance Marjory (1909-2002), Muriel Gwendoline (1913-1917) and Kathleen (1914-2009). Constance died 26th Oct 1972.

John was an employee of the London Joint City & Midland Bank, working in Saltaire. He enlisted with the Royal Garrison Artillery; he was a Lance Bombardier with the 223rd Siege Battery.
John died 4 February 1918. His gravestone can be found in the Red Cross Corner Cemetery in Beugny in Northern France.
He is remembered on the Midland Bank Roll of Honour and the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Peters, Saltaire URC and Bradford Grammar School.

Jones, Robert
c1896 –????

Robert Jones was the son of Charles Jones. Charles was born c1894 in Chapeltown Leeds. He married Mary (maiden name unknown) about 1890.

Robert, the second oldest of four children, was born c1896 in Saltaire. In 1911 the family were living at 4 Rhodes Street in Saltaire with Charles working as a foundry labourer and Robert as a bobbin taker.

Robert served in survived the war. By 1918 he was living with his family at 41 Rhodes Street in Saltaire. He had an elder brother, Charles William, who also served in the war.

Joy, George Henry
c1875 – 23 March 1918

George Henry Joy was the son of William and Annie Joy. William was born c1856 in Cononley.

George, the eldest of two sons was born c1875 in Saltaire. In 1881 they were living at 40 Ada Street in Saltaire with William employed as a fireman in a worsted factory. By 1891 they had moved to 21 Caroline Street in Saltaire with George working as a worsted factory hand.

George, a labourer living at Colne in Lancashire, enlisted with the Royal Engineers 17 August 1915. He was a Pioneer with the 3rd Labour Battalion before transferring to 702 Company Labour Corps. He died 23 March 1918 and he is buried in the Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery near Arras in Northern France.

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

Jude, Walter James
c1893 – 1 June 1917

Walter James Jude was the son of Jessie James Jude.
Jessie was born c1858 in Barrington, Cambridgeshire. He married Minnie Smith in 1883 at Royston, Hertfordshire.
Walter, the fourth of six children, was born c1893 in Barrington. In 1901 he lived with his widowed mother at 5 Lower School Street in Saltaire.
Walter married Harriet Taylor in 1913. He was employed as warehouseman in Salts Mill. He enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery in August 1916. He served as a Gunner in “A” Battery, 103rd Brigade going to fight in France 24 December 1916 after training in Newcastle.
Walter died 1 June 1917 and he is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery in Northern France. His wife and child lived at 47 Rhodes Street in Saltaire.
Walter is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood.
George is not remembered on any of the Rolls of Honour in the Shipley area.

Judson, Harold
23 January 1897 - 13 March 1917

Harold Judson was the son of James Judson.
James Judson was born c1861 at Hovingham, Yorkshire. In 1882 James married Sarah Sedwick at Malton in North Yorkshire. In 1891 they were living at 13 Ada Street in Saltaire. James was a labourer in the mill.
Harold, the second youngest of five children, was born in Saltaire 23 January 1897 and baptised 25 August 1897 at St Pauls Shipley. In 1901 the family were still living at 13 Ada Street. By 1911 they had moved to 22 Ada Street with fourteen year old Harold working in the mill.

Harold joined the West Yorkshire Regiment at Bingley 7 September 1914. However he was discharged 6 November 1914. According to his British Army WW1 Pension record, the reason for his discharge was “having made a misstatement as to age on enrolment.” Harold had said he was nineteen when in fact he was only seventeen.
Harold died aged 20 on 13 March 1917. He was a gunner with “B” Battery, 311th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. His grave can be found in Varennes Military Cemetery in the Somme region of France.
Harold is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Peters, Saltaire URC and Saltaire Wesleyan Chapel.
Harold had an elder brother, Sydney, who also served his country and fought in the war.

Judson, Sydney
1887 – 1942

Sydney Judson was the son of James Judson.
James Judson was born c1861 at Hovingham, Yorkshire. In 1882 James married Sarah Sedwick at Malton in North Yorkshire. In 1891 they were living at 13 Ada Street in Saltaire. James was a labourer in the mill.
Sydney, the second eldest of five children, was born in Hovingham in 1887. In 1901 the family were still living at 13 Ada Street with Sydney working as a spinner in the mill.
Sydney joined the Royal Field Artillery 8 September 1908 at Bradford. In 1911 he was stationed at the Louisberg Barracks at Headley in Hampshire. He was a driver with the 29th Brigade 126th Battery.

Sydney married Florence Smith in 1913 at Elham in Kent. He survived the war without major injury and he was discharged 7 September 1920.
Sydney died in 1942 and he is remembered on the Roll of Honour inside Saltaire URC.
Sydney had a younger brother, Harold, who gave his life serving his country in the war.

 
 
 
 
   

 
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