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Lambert, Arthur
1877 – ????

Arthur Lambert was the son of William Lambert. William was born c1849 in Ripon. He married Catherine Elizabeth Burton 25 February 1872 St. Stephens Burmantofts Leeds.

Arthur, the second of nine children, was born 1877 in Leeds. In 1881 the family were living in Bramley with William working as a gas stoker. By 1891 they had moved to Midgley with William working as a labourer and Arthur as a worsted doffer. William died in 1898 leaving Catherine and the children living at 23 Albert Road (renumbered now 45) in Saltaire. 

Arthur, working as a warp twister, married Helen Watkin 4 June 1901 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1911 they were living at 10 Titus Street with their daughter, Mary Catherine (born Saltaire 1905). On Thursday 6 August 1914 Arthur was one of seventeen volunteers from the Shipley & District Ambulance Corps who went to Portsmouth to join the Royal Navy Sick Berth Reserve of the St. John Ambulance Brigade.

Arthur survived the war and he lived with his family at 72 Victoria Road from 1918 to 1956. Arthur had brothers, John George & Fred, who also served in the war.

Lambert, Fred
1885 –????

Fred Lambert was the son of William Lambert. William was born c1849 in Ripon. He married Catherine Elizabeth Burton 25 February 1872 St. Stephens Burmantofts Leeds. In 1881 the family were living in Bramley with William working as a gas stoker.

Fred, the sixth of nine children, was born 1885 in Leeds. By 1891 they had moved to Midgley with William working as a labourer. William died in 1898 leaving Catherine and the children living at 23 Albert Road (renumbered now 45) in Saltaire. They remained there throughout the war. Fred, working as a gardener, married Nellie Kershaw 24 October 1914 at St. Johns Baildon. They had a son, Chas, born 15 August 1916.

Fred enlisted 31 August 1916 and he was mobilised 11 November 1916. He served in France from 10 February 1917 as a Private with the 7th Battalion York & Lancaster Regiment. Fred was sent home 12 October 1917 suffering from shell shock. He was discharged 29 January 1918.

In 1918 Fred lived with his family at 32 Low Fold in Baildon. From 1919 to 1926 they were at 2 Jenny Lane in Baildon. In 1928 they were living at 32a Northgate in Baildon.

Fred had brothers, Arthur & John George who also served in the war.

Lambert, John George
1880 – ????

John George Lambert was the son of William Lambert. William was born c1849 in Ripon. He married Catherine Elizabeth Burton 25 February 1872 St. Stephens Burmantofts Leeds.

John, the fourth of nine children, was born 1880 in Leeds. In 1881 the family were living in Bramley with William working as a gas stoker. By 1891 they had moved to Midgley with William working as a labourer.   William died in 1898 leaving Catherine and the children living at 23 Albert Road (renumbered now 45) in Saltaire. They remained there throughout the war. 

John, who was a driver prior to serving his country survived the war. From 1918 to 1939 he lived at 7 Mawson Street in Saltaire. John had brothers, Arthur & Fred who also served in the war.

Lancaster, Dyson
6 January 1893 – 16 July 1961

Dyson Lancaster was the son of Thomas Lancaster. Thomas was born c1862 in Bradford. He married Louisa Matilda Hessey 16 September 1882 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 the family were living in Bradford with Thomas working as a wood moulder.

Dyson, the fifth of twelve surviving children, was born 6 January 1893 in Shipley. At the time the family were living at 1 Elliot Street in Shipley. By 1901 they were living at 22 Ada Street in Saltaire. Then by 1911 the family had moved to 12 George Street in Saltaire, where they remained throughout the war. Dyson worked as a builder’s labourer.

Dyson enlisted with the Royal Field Artillery 29 August 1914, only to be discharged 2 November 1914. He saw action as a Private with the South Wales Borderers. Having survived the war Dyson was working as a smith’s striker when he married Catherine (Alice) Moore (a widow, maiden name McGrail) 21June 1919 at St Peters Shipley. Catherine had two children from her first marriage. Dyson died 16 July 1961 in London.

Albert Lancaster (11 September 1903 – 2 October 1925), a younger brother of Dyson, was found dead in the River Aire near the Boathouse in Saltaire. According to his death certificate, he accidently drowned having fallen into the river after suffering from sleeping sickness.

(Compiled with the help of Mark Tattersall – a relative of Dyson).    

Laycock, Frank
25 October 1889 - 1973

Frank Laycock was the son of Fred Laycock. Fred was born 1862 in Bradford. He married Sarah Nicholson 2 January 1889 at St. Augustine Bradford. They lived in Bradford with Fred working as a warehouseman.

Frank, the elder of two sons, was born 25 October 1889 in Bradford. In 1911 he was working as a weaving overlooker. Frank served as a Private with the Royal Field Artillery. He married Edith Harvey 10 June 1916 at St Peters Shipley. The married couple lived with Edith’s family at 2 Katherine Street in Saltaire.

Frank was reported wounded in the Shipley Times 2 March 1917. Frank died in 1973.

Laycock, John
c1892 –  ????

John Laycock was the son of Arthur Laycock. Arthur was born 1850 in Bingley. He married Emma Townsley 27 June 1874 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1881 the family were living at 47 Briggate in Shipley with Arthur working as a warp dresser. By 1891 they had moved to 4 Jane Hills in Shipley.

John, the second youngest of seven children, was born c1892 in Shipley. His father, Arthur, died in 1897 and his mother, Emma, died in 1900. In 1901 George, the eldest son, and his siblings lived at 6 George Street in Saltaire. By 1911 they were living at 9 Mawson Street with John working as a warp twister. Then around 1915 they moved to 8 Maddocks Street where they remained throughout the war.

John served in and survived the war.

Leak, Evelyn Bateman
1890 – 1958

Evelyn Bateman Leak was the son of James Bateman Leak. James was born c1859 in Holbeck. He married Emma Austin in 1883 in Holbeck.

Evelyn, the youngest of three children, was born 1890 in Manningham. He was baptised 2 April 1893 at the Prospect Wesleyan Chapel in Bradford. In 1891 & 1901 the family lived in Bradford with James a cloth presser.  By 1911 the family had moved to 4 George Street in Saltaire, Evelyn was working as cloth finisher. He served in and survived the war. Evelyn died in 1958. He had an elder brother, George, who also served in the war.

Leak, George Austin
1887 – 1933

George Austin Leak was the son of James Bateman Leak. James was born c1859 in Holbeck. He married Emma Austin in 1883 in Holbeck.

George, the middle child of three, was born 1887 in Manningham. In 1891 & 1901 the family lived in Bradford with James a cloth presser and George a spinning doffer. By 1911 the family had moved to 4 George Street in Saltaire. George served in and survived the war; in 1919 he was living at 26 Dove Street in Saltaire. George died in 1933. He had a younger brother, Evelyn, who also served in the war.

Lee, Fred
c1895 – 23 August 1917

Fred Lee was the son of Ezra Lee. Ezra was born c1865 in Shipley. He was living at 10 Whitlam Street in Saltaire when he married Clara Trotter 7 December 1889 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1901 they were living at 23 Queen Street in Shipley with Ezra working as a wool sorter.

Fred, the second of four children, was born c1895 in Shipley. Ezra left for America, arriving in New York aboard the “Baltic” 3 April 1911. Clara and their children, including Fred, followed. They arrived in Boston 21 September 1911 aboard the “Zeeland”. They were living at 27 Helen Street in Saltaire with Fred working as a joiner.

Fred served as a Gunner with the 57th Battery, 45th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. He died 23 August 1917 and he is buried in Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery at Poperinge in Belgium. His family were living at 32 Chapel Street in Rhode Island, USA. Fred had an elder brother, Harry, who served in and survived the war.

There is a Fred Lee on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St Pauls, St. Peters and Saltaire Wesleyan Chapel. However there was another Fred Lee. He lived in Shipley until he was killed in action in 1916. So it is impossible to say which soldier they refer to.

Lee, Harry
1892 –????

Harry Lee was the son of Ezra Lee. Ezra was born c1865 in Shipley. He was living at 10 Whitlam Street in Saltaire when he married Clara Trotter 7 December 1889 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1901 they were living at 23 Queen Street in Shipley with Ezra working as a wool sorter.

Harry, the eldest of four children, was born c1895 in Shipley. Ezra left for America, arriving in New York aboard the “Baltic” 3 April 1911. Clara and their children, without Harry, followed. They were living at 27 Helen Street in Saltaire with Harry working as a gold blacker. Harry married Edith Dobson in 1915. They lived with Edith’s family at 12 Maddocks Street in Saltaire.

Harry fought in and survived the war. He had a younger brother, Fred, who sadly gave his life in serving his country.

Lennon, George
9 February 1893 – 25 June 1918

George Lennon was the son of John Hollis Lennon.
John was born c1855 in Nottinghamshire. He married Mary Ann Brearley in 1876. In 1881 & 1891 they were living in Lancaster.
George, the second youngest of six children, was born 9 February 1893 in Baildon. By 1901 they were living at 1 Constance Street in Saltaire with John a foreman railway contractor. In 1911 they were living at 10 Mawson Street in Saltaire with John working as a corporation clerk and George as a packing case maker.

George served as a Private with the 7th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. He died 26 May 1918 and he is buried at Mesnil Communal Cemetery in Northern France.
George is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Nab Wood.

Livesey, Rowland Edward
1897 – 1960

Rowland Edward Livesey was the son of Newrill Livesey. Newrill was born 1869 in Huddersfield. He married Harriet Cromack 11 January 1890 at St. Peters Huddersfield.

Rowland, the third of five children, was born 1897 in Huddersfield. By 1911 the family were living at 4 Saltaire Road in Shipley with Newrill working as a sewing machine agent and Rowland as an errand boy for a bootmaker. By 1914 they had moved to 9 Rhodes Street in Saltaire, and then from 1915 to 1919 they lived at 10 Baker Street in Saltaire.

Rowland served in the war as a Private with the Labour Corps. After the war he lived at various address in Shipley before he died in 1960.

Lofthouse, Robert
18 February 1898 - 1978

Robert Lofthouse was the son of Alfred Lofthouse. Alfred was born 1863 in Eccleshill. He married Ann Elizabeth Harling in 1896 in Rochdale. In 1901 they were living in Bradford with Alfred a wool sorter.

Robert, the second eldest of six children, was born 18 February 1898 in Shipley. In 1911 the family were living at 10 William Street in Charlestown Baildon with Robert working as a worsted spinning doffer. By 1915 they were living at 19 Rhodes Street in Saltaire.

Robert was working at Sowden’s Loom Works in Shipley when he enlisted as a Private in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Having survived the war, Robert working as a gardener, married Agnes Bird 28 January 1922 at St Paul’s Shipley. From around 1928 they lived at 47 Hirst Wood Crescent in Shipley. Robert died in 1978.

London, Lance Longfellow
1891 - 1932

Lance Longfellow London was the son of Fred London. Fred was born c1865 in Shipley. He married Alice Ann Longfellow in 1890.

Lance, the eldest of three children, was born 1891 in Shipley. In 1901 the family lived at 10 Albert Road (renumbered now as 19) in Saltaire. Fred was employed as a travelling salesman for a tea merchant. By 1911 they had moved to 1 Highfield Terrace in Shipley with twenty year old Lance working as a draper’s assistant.

Lance served as a Private with the Sherwoood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment). Towards the end of the war he was transferred to the Labour Corps. Having survived the war Lance married Margaret Wilkinson 3 April 1920 at All Saints Bingley. Lance spent the rest of life living in Main Street in Bingley; Lance died in 1932 aged only 41.

Longbottom, Ernest
c1893 - ????

Ernest Longbottom, born c1893, was the son of Fred Longbottom.

Ernest was a serving soldier when he married Mabel Elsie Giles, 6 April 1916 at St Peters Shipley. Ernest was living in Girlington and Mabel at 48 Victoria Road in Saltaire. During the war the married couple lived at 48 Victoria Road.

Lonsdale, Thomas William
c1873 – 12 January 1950

In 1918 whilst serving his country Thomas William Lonsdale was living with his wife Mary Elizabeth (marriage date and maiden name not known) at 25 George Street in Saltaire. Around 1935 they moved to 33 Ashley Road in Shipley. They were back in Saltaire in 1940 when they were living at 49 Victoria Road. Thomas was living at 32 Victoria when he died in St Lukes Hospital, 12 January 1950.

Love, Fred
1891 – c1970’s

Fred LoveFred Love was the son of William James Love. William James Love was born c1858 in Bombay in India. He married Margaret around 1885. William James spent his working life doing various labouring jobs. They lived in the following houses:-

Fred Love. Mouse over image to enlarge.

1889 - 5 Stubbing Road, Windhill
1890 - 68 Crag Road, Windhill
1891 - 31 Helen Street, Saltaire
1896 - 22 Wrose Hill Terrace, Shipley
1901 - 5 Whitlam Street, Saltaire
1904 - 26 Shirley Street, Saltaire

They spent the rest of their lives in Shirley Street; William James died in 1912 and Margaret died 3 July 1925.

Fred, the youngest of five children, was born c1891 in Saltaire. In 1911 he was working as a fitter at an engineering works.

Fred survived the war having served in the Royal Nav. In 1915 he was serving aboard HMS Agamemnon. He was still in the Navy in 1924.

Fred settled in Kent and died in the early 1970’s. He had an elder brother, William, who sadly lost his life serving his country.

(Photograph kindly provided by Councillor Martin Love a great nephew of Fred.)

Love, William
21 November 1888 – 11 April 1918

William LoveWilliam Love was the son of William James Love. William James Love was born c1858 in Bombay in India. He married Margaret around 1885. William James spent his working life doing various labouring jobs.

William Love. Mouse over image to enlarge.

They lived in the following houses:-
1889 - 5 Stubbing Road, Windhill
1890 - 68 Crag Road, Windhill
1891 - 31 Helen Street, Saltaire
1896 - 22 Wrose Hill Terrace, Shipley
1901 - 5 Whitlam Street, Saltaire
1904 - 26 Shirley Street, Saltaire
They spent the rest of their lives in Shirley Street; William James died in 1912 and Margaret died 3 July 1925.

William, the second of five children, was born 21 Nov 1888 in Windhill. In 1911 he was working in a warehouse as piece packer.
William, a Private with the 22nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers, was reported missing presumed dead 14 April 1918. He is remembered on the Ploegsteert Memorial near Ypres in Belgium. He is also remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and St Peters.
William had a younger brother, Fred, who also served his country during the war. 
(Photograph kindly provided by Councillor Martin Love, a great nephew of  William.)

Lupton, Arthur Horace
1894 - 1942

Arthur Horace Lupton was born 1894 in Windhill to unknown parents. In 1911 he was working as a wool comber jobber and living his uncle, Willie Butterfield at 3 Constance Street in Saltaire.

Arthur served with the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment and survived the war. In 1918 he was living with the Davey family and his uncle at 14 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. He died in 1942.

 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 
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