Saltaire Village, World Heritage Site
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Colin Coates, historian
WW1: The Saltaire Story
Second Boer War
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Marshall, Harold
1898 – 1961

Harold Marshall was the son of George Marshall. George was born c1864 in Shipley. In 1884 he married Jane Boyes in Keighley. In 1891 the family lived in Bingley; George was a worsted weaver.

Harold, the younger of two sons, was born 1898 in Saltaire. In 1901 they were living at 29 Whitlam Street in Saltaire with George working as a woollen weaver. In 1911 they were still living at 29 Whitlam Street; George worked as a cloth weaver, and his wife as a stuff weaver. Thirteen year old Harold was a doffer in the mill.

The family remained at 29 Whitlam Street throughout the war.
Harold was a member of the Shipley and District Ambulance Corps. Having enlisted with the Royal Navy Sick Berth Reserve he was posted to the Royal Navy Barracks in Devon in August 1915.

Having survived the war Harold died in 1961. Harold had an older brother, William, who gave his life in serving his country in the war.

Marshall, William Stewart
12 November 1885 – 11 November 1914

William Stewart Marshall was the son of George Marshall.
George was born c1864 in Shipley. In 1884 he married Jane Boyes in Keighley.

William MarshallWilliam Stewart, the elder of two sons, was born 12 November 1885 in Bingley. He was baptised 26 February 1888 at St Johns Greengates in Bradford. In 1891 the family lived in Bingley; George was a worsted weaver. By 1901 they had moved to Saltaire living at 29 Whitlam Street with George working as a woollen weaver and his 15 year old son William a mechanic.
In 1911 they were still living at 29 Whitlam Street; George worked as a cloth weaver, and his wife as a stuff weaver. Twenty five year old William was a Corporal in the Army. The family remained at 29 Whitlam Street throughout the war.

William enlisted in the Army at Bradford on 17 August 1903, joining the West Riding Regiment. He married Clara Thornley at St Cuthberts in Manningham on 1 October 1912. They lived at 30 Bishop Street in Manningham. William was a Lance Sergeant with the 2nd Battalion of the Duke of Wellington (West Riding) Regiment. His battalion landed at Le Havre in France on the 16 August 1914. They were with the 5th Division, part of the original British Expeditionary Force. On the day William died, 11 November 1914, they were involved in the Battle of Nonne Bosschen. His name is on the Ypres (Menin Gate) Memorial, West Flanders in Belgium.

William is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Peters and Saltaire URC. William had a younger brother, Harold, who also served his country by fighting in the war.

Mawson, John Charles
1 October 1898 – 1970

John Charles Mawson was the son of Charles Mawson. Charles was born c1871 in Windhill. He married Sarah Ellen Crossland 31 May 1898 in Bradford Cathedral. Charles was a twister living at 7 Mary Street in Saltaire; Sarah was living at 55 George Street in Saltaire. In 1901 & 1911 they were living at 37 Ada Street in Saltaire.

John, the eldest of  three children, was born 1 October 1898 in Saltaire. John served in the war as a Private with the Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire Regiment. During the war he lived with his widowed mother at 39 Dove Street in Saltaire.

Having survived the war John worked as a weaving overlooker. He married Alice Brown 14 March 1925 at Christchurch Windhill. The married couple lived at 11 Ada Street in Saltaire until around 1939 when they moved to 40 Ada Street. John died in 1970.

Mawson, Tom
10 October 1894 – ????

[Updated: 27/07/15] Tom Mawson was the son of Thomas Ashton Mawson. Thomas was born 1854 in Liverpool. He married Jane Milton 12 May 1872 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1881 they were living in Honley. They had three children before Jane died in 1889.
Living at 14 William Henry Street in Saltaire widower Thomas married Emma Sunderland (a widow, maiden name Halliday) 30 August 1890 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 the family were living at 24 Titus Street in Saltaire with Thomas working as a plush weaver.

Tom, the second of four children to Emma, was born 10 October 1894 in Shipley. He was baptised 23 January 1895 at St Paul’s Shipley. They lived at 30 Shirley Street in Saltaire from 1895. By1901 they were living at 9 Shirley Street. From 1903 they lived in Shipley with Tom working as a warehouseman in 1911. By 1914 they had moved to 11 Constance Street in Saltaire. In 1918 they were living at 5 Herbert Street.

Tom served in and survived the war.

Mayes, Alfred
1894 – 12 July 1954

Alfred Mayes was the son of Thomas George Mayes. Thomas was born 1873 in Shipley. He married Isabella Fallen 25 March 1893 at Bradford Cathedral. Thomas was a warp dresser living at 45 Victoria Road in Saltaire, Isabella a weaver living at 6 Caroline Street.

Alfred, the eldest of three children, was born 1894 in Saltaire. In 1901 they were living at 3 Fanny Street in Saltaire. By 1911 they had moved to 31 Titus Street with Alfred working as an apprentice worsted drawer. 1914 found the family living at 67 George Street in Saltaire.

Alfred served in and survived the war. He married Winifred (maiden name and marriage date unknown), they lived at 18 Oxford Street in Shipley. From 1935 Alfred lived at 72 George Street in Saltaire until he died 12 July 1954. Alfred is remembered on the Saltaire URC Roll of Honour. He had a younger brother, Sydney, who also served in the war. 

Mayes, Sydney
c1897 – 1925

Sydney Mayes was the son of Thomas George Mayes. Thomas was born 1873 in Shipley. He married Isabella Fallen 25 March 1893 at Bradford Cathedral. Thomas was a warp dresser living at 45 Victoria Road in Saltaire, Isabella a weaver living at 6 Caroline Street.

Sydney, the youngest of three children, was born c1897 in Saltaire. In 1901 they were living at 3 Fanny Street in Saltaire. By 1911 they had moved to 31 Titus Street with Sydney working as a bobber taker off. 1914 found the family living at 67 George Street in Saltaire. By the end of the war they had moved to 65 George Street.

Sydney served in and survived the war. He lived with his parents until he died in 1925. Sydney is remembered on the Saltaire URC Roll of Honour. He had an elder brother, Alfred, who also served in the war.

McCrue, James
c1872 -1946

James, was born c1872 in Holmfirth (parents unknown). In 1891 he was serving in the Royal Artillery and living in their barracks at Woolwich in London. He left the Army in 1903.

James, working as an iron moulder, married Bridget Quinn in 1904. They had two children; Elsie (born 9 April 1905) & Jim (born 23 January 1907). In 1911 they were living at Worth Village in Keighley. By 1914 they had moved to 7 Caroline Street in Saltaire, where they remained throughout the war.

James enlisted as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery. He was soon promoted to Corporal and then to Sergeant 19 December 1915. He was discharged 11 March 1919.

Following his wife’s death in 1921, James remained in Saltaire living at 8 William Henry Street. By 1933 he had moved to 17 George Street, then in 1936 he was living at 3 Myrtle Place. James died in 1946.   

McDonald, Willie
c1878 – ????

Willie McDonald was the son of Robert McDonald. Robert was born 1846 in Scotland. He married Margaret Ann Davis 31 December 1868 in Hull.

Willie, the third of children, was born c1878 in Skipton. In 1881 the family were living in Dalton in Furness in Lancashire with Robert working as a labourer. Following his wife’s death Robert married Margaret Neilson 4 March 1888 in Liverpool. In 1891 the family were living in Frodsham in Cheshire.

Willie married Florence Harrison in 1898 in Keighley. In 1901 they were living in Pontefract with Willie working as a railway labourer. By 1911 they were living at Myton near Hull. They had four children; Hilda (b1901), Herbert (b1903), Freda (b1906) and Lilian (b1909).

Willie served in and survived the war. In 1918 he was living with his wife and children family at 28 Mary Street in Saltaire. From around 1921 they were living at 16 Shirley Street in Saltaire.

McGarry, John William
c1878 - 29 March 1917

John William McGarry was the son of John McGarry
John McGarry was born in Sligo Ireland c1844. In 1868 he married Mary Caroll at Bradford. They had four children. The eldest, Margaret Alice, lost her son, John William Barnes, killed in action 30 September 1917.
John William was their third child, born in Bradford c1878. In 1881 the family lived at 7 Wycliffe Place, Shipley. John was a stone mason. By 1891 they had moved to 10 Wycliffe Place.
John William married Phoebe Morrell 24 October 1899 at St Wilfred’s Calverley. By 1901 they were living at 70 Briggate, Shipley. He was a mason’s labourer.
His widowed mother and widowed sister were living at 8 Wycliffe Place, Shipley.
By 1911 John William was living, without his wife, at 22 Captain Street, Bradford. Meanwhile his widowed mother and widowed sister were living at 22 Constance Street, Saltaire. Sometime after 1911 he lived with them.

John William died, at Aberdeen Hospital, 29 March 1917 aged 39. He was a Private with the 2nd/6th Battalion of the Prince of Wales Own (West Yorkshire) Regiment. The battalion was formed in Bradford 12th September 1914. They landed in Le Havre, France in January 1917.
John William was buried 2 April 1917 at Windhill Methodist Cemetery. He is not remembered on any of the Rolls of Honour in the Shipley area.

McNicholas, James Patrick
26 January 1900 – 1996

James Patrick McNicholas was the son of Patrick McNicholas. Patrick was born c1872 in Knaresborough. He married Winifred Daly in 1895.

James, the second oldest of seven children, was born 26 January 1900 in Knaresborough. In 1901 & 1911 Patrick was a mason’s labourer living with his family in Knaresborough.

James, working as a warehouseman, enlisted with the 2nd Battalion Highland Light Infantry 2 April 1919. He was posted to Russia 18 June 1919 as his battalion was part of the North Russian Intervention.  This intervention brought about the involvement of foreign troops in the Russian Civil War on the side of the White movement. The northern campaign lasted from the final months of World War I in 1918 through to 1919. James received a gun shot wound in his back and he was discharged medically unfit 15 December 1919.

James married Hilda May Kendall in 1924 and they lived at 96 Hirst Wood Road in Shipley. From 1928 to 1959 they lived at 7 William Henry Street in Saltaire. James died in 1996. 

Metcalfe, Ernest
????–????

Ernest Metcalfe served in and survived the war. In 1918 he was living with John Herbert & Fanny Metcalfe. Their relationship is not known.

Metcalfe, Fred
1895 – ????

Fred Metcalfe was the son of Arthur Metcalfe. Arthur was born 1871 in Saltaire. He married Mary Bradley 29 November 1890 at Bradford Cathedral. Arthur was living at 22 Mary Street in Saltaire and Mary at 39 Mary Street. In 1891 the married couple were living at 30 Mary Street.

Fred, the third of five children, was born 1895 in Saltaire. In 1901 they were living at 31 Mary Street with Arthur working as a painter. By 1911 they had moved to 14 Shirley Street in Saltaire. Fred was employed as a mechanic then as a combing overlooker in Saltaire Mills.    

Fred, having enlisted 21 May 1912, was amongst the 94 officers and men of the Shipley detachment of the 2nd West Riding Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps who met on parade at their headquarters (Albert Road Council Schools) in response to the Royal Proclamation for mobilisation. The Shipley detachment was formed in 1909. The men were billeted at Victoria Hall 6 August 1914. After they had passed the medical tests they were allocated to various regiments. Their duties would include maintaining a supply of pure water for the troops, rendering first aid and to supervise the general sanitary arrangements.

Fred was discharged 10 March 1917. He is remembered on the Saltaire Wesleyan Church Roll of Honour.

Metcalfe, Randolph Pullan
1887 – 19 February 1949

Randolph Pullan Metcalfe was the son of Hamlet Metcalfe. Hamlet was born 1856 in Baildon. He married Mary Pullan on 7 June 1877 at Bradford Cathedral. Hamlet was a wool sorter living at 6 Higher School Street in Saltaire. In 1881 the family were living at 28 Titus Street in Saltaire.

Randolph, the fifth of eight children, was born 1887 in Saltaire. In 1891 they were living at 10 Mawson Street in Saltaire. By 1901 they had moved to 32 Albert Road (now renumbered 63) in Saltaire with Randolph a stationary errand boy. Randolph married Edith Isabel Looker at Maidenhead Berkshire in 1913. He was living in Maidenhead when he enlisted 11 December 1915 and he was mobilised 5 May 1916.

Randolph saw action as a Private with the Royal Army Service Corps. He survived the war and he was discharged 9 November 1919. Randolph died 19 February 1949 in Hillingdon Middlesex. 

Midgley, James Arthur
30 March 1892 - ????

James Arthur Midgley was the son of Simeon Midgley. Simeon was born 1854 in Cullingworth. He married Amanda Newsome in 1876. In 1881 they were living at 25 Almshouses (now 48 Victoria Road) in Saltaire with Simeon working as a woollen manufacturer’s clerk. By 1891 they were living at 2 Harold Place in Saltaire.
 
James, the youngest of four children, was born 30 March 1892 in Saltaire. He was baptised 10 May 1893 at Saltaire Wesleyan Methodist Chapel. In 1901 the family were living at 35 Albert Road (renumbered now 69) in Saltaire. Simeon died 29 January 1911 leaving his family living at 37 Albert Road (renumbered now 73). In 1911 James was working as a clerk in Saltaire Mills.

James served in and survived the war. He lived with his mother at 37 Albert Road until he married Agnes Garham in 1925. The married couple lived at 5 Bromley Road in Shipley, moving to 16 Nab Wood Drive in 1955.

Miller, Harold
1897 - ????

Harold Miller was the son of John Miller. John was born 1869 in Lanarkshire Scotland. He married Maria Midgley 27 October 1888 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 they were living at 28 Dove Street in Saltaire with John working as a joiner.

Harold, the third of five children, was born 1897 in Saltaire. In 1901 the family were living at 40 Lupton Street in Bradford. By 1911 Harold was living with his grandparents, Thomas & Amelia Midgley at 12 Dove Street in Saltaire.

Harold served in and survived the war, moving to 9 Edward Street in Saltaire in 1919. He married Ethel Plant in 1920 and the married couple lived in Shipley.

Milne, Gordon Carey
1892 – 22 June 1953

Gordon Carey Milne was the son of George Milne. George married Elizabeth (surname unknown) c 1888. They had a daughter, Ruby Grace, born c1890 in Devon.

Gordon was born 1892 in Maidstone Kent. In 1911 Elizabeth was living with her two children at 39 Mary Street in Saltaire; all three were mill workers. By the time he enlisted Gordon was an employee of Butterfield Galvanisers of Shipley.

Gordon Carey MilneGordon was a Sergeant with the Army Service Corps. He was attached to the 2nd Bradford “Pals” Regiment when he was awarded a certificate of merit. The Shipley Times reported:

“Sergt. G C Milne won the honour for excellent work in dressing the wounded during and after the attack of July 1st 1916 Colincamps sector of trenches. He helped to carry eleven wounded men on night of July 2nd from front of our wire at much personal risk.”

Gordon married Lily Glenton on 1 August 1917 at St Johns Wesleyan Church, Park View Road, Bradford. Gordon died 22 June 1953 at St Lukes Hospital, Bradford. His widow, Lily, was living at 156 Farfield Street in Bradford.

Milner, Edward
1879 – ????

Edward Milner was born in Bradford in 1879 to unknown parents. In 1881 & 1891 he was living with his uncle, William Wheelhouse, at 8 Titus Street in Saltaire. By 1901 he was a journeyman painter, boarding with the Senior family at 9 Ferrands Road in Shipley. 

Edward married Keziah Jowett in 1901. In 1911 they were living at 5 Amelia Street in Saltaire with four sons; Charles (b1902), Francis (1904), Albert (1906) and Maurice (1909).

Edward served in and survived the war. He lived with his family at 32 Constance Street in Saltaire from 1918 to 1949.        

Milner, Ernest
1890 – 1937

Ernest Milner was the son of Daniel Milner. Daniel was born c1846 in Queensberry. He married Mary Hannah Gregson 8 September 1866 at St. John’s Halifax. In 1871 they lived in Thornton and by 1881 they had moved to Shelf; Daniel was a weaving overlooker.

Ernest, the youngest of seven children, was born 1890 in Bradford. The family lived in Bradford from 1891 onwards with Daniel dying in 1896. In 1911 Ernest was working as a warehouseman.

Ernest served in and survived the war. He married Mary Elizabeth Hemmings 2 August 1915 at St. Peters, Shipley. The married couple lived with Mary’s parents at 13 Titus Street in Saltaire. Around 1926 they moved to 7 Whitlam Street. In 1937 they moved to Bingley, and then Ernest died the same year. Widowed Mary returned to Saltaire living at 3 Lower School Street.

Milner, George
c1895 – ????

George Milner was the son of William Milner. William was born 1869 in Leeds. He married Hannah Mary Barnett 22 February 1890 at St. Wilfrid Calverley. In 1891 they lived at 3 Crag Road in Idle with William working as a dyer’s labourer.

George, the middle child of three, was born c1895 in Windhill. In 1901 they were living at 42 Titus Street in Saltaire. By 1911 they had moved to Bradford only to return to Saltaire in 1918 when they were at 7 Shirley Street.

George survived the war having served as a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery.

Milner, Harry
9 November 1892 - ????

Harry Milner was the son of John Milner. John was born c1868 in Leeds. He married Annie Elizabeth Davison 18 April 1891 at St. Pauls Shipley.

Harry MilnerHarry, the elder of two sons, was born 9 November 1892 in Shipley and he was baptised with his younger brother, Laurence, 5 Feb 1902 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1901 the family lived at 17 Mary Street in Saltaire with John working as carter in a coal depot. By 1911 they were living at 3 Queen Road in Shipley with John working as a bakery van driver and Harry as a grocery assistant.

Harry attested under Lord Derby’s Scheme and he was called up January 1916. Prior to enlisting Harry worked at the Hall Lane Co-Operative Stores in Shipley. Harry was principal bass at Heaton Parish Church, having started singing with St. Peter’s Church choir when he was eight. Harry was also a prominent actor with the Shipley Thespian Society. Harry lived with his family at 9 Albert Road in Saltaire (re-numbered now 17) from 1915 until 1922 and then remained with them as they moved to 8 Katherine Street in Saltaire.

Harry’s younger brother, Laurence, also served his country and fought in the war.

Milner, Laurence
18 April 1896 - ????

Laurence Milner was the son of John Milner. John was born c1868 in Leeds. He married Annie Elizabeth Davison 18 April 1891 at St. Pauls Shipley.

Laurence MilnerLaurence, the younger of two sons, was born 18 April 1896 in Shipley and he was baptised with his elder brother, Harry, 5 Feb 1902 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1901 the family lived at 17 Mary Street in Saltaire with John working as carter in a coal depot. By 1911 they were living at 3 Queen Road in Shipley with John working as a bakery van driver and Laurence as a tailor.

Laurence served as a Bombardier in the West Riding Howitzer Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Prior to enlisting Laurence was employed by Mr. J. Anderson, a tailor in Bingley Road. Laurence was a member of St. Peter’s Church choir and played football for the church too. Laurence lived with his family at 9 Albert Road in Saltaire (re-numbered now 17) from 1915 until 1922 and then remained with them as they moved to 8 Katherine Street in Saltaire.

Laurence’s elder brother, Harry, also served his country and fought in the war.

Milner, Tom
???? – ????

In 1918 whilst serving his country Tom Milner was living with Mary Ann Milner at 43 Ada Street in Saltaire.

The relationship between them is not known.

Milton, Holmes
1884 - 1943

Holmes Milton was the son of Albert Milton. Albert was born 1864 in Somerset. He married Emiley Cordingley in 1883.

Holmes, the eldest of seven children, was born in 1884 in Saltaire. In 1891 & 1901 the family lived at 1 Ada Street in Saltaire. In 1891 Albert was a woollen warp sizer. In 1901 Albert was a milk dealer and Holmes was a worsted spinner. Holmes married Emily Jeffrey in 1907. In 1911 Holmes was a milk dealer living with his wife at 19 Ada in Saltaire. Holmes served in the war with the Northumberland Fusiliers before being transferred to the Machine Gun Corps.

After the war Holmes continued to live in Ada Street with his wife. In 1932 they moved to 18 Queens Road in Shipley.

Minto, George Arthur
1881 - 1944

George Arthur Minto was the son of John Tom Minto. John married Alice Ann Codling in 1879 in Tynemouth.

George, their only child, was born 1881 in Tynemouth. In 1901 Alice was living in North Shields without her husband; George was working as a coachman groom. In 1911 George was a boatman living in the Tyne Sailors Home in North Shields. George married Annie Shackleton, a widower, 15 September 1915 at Bradford Registry Office. Annie lived at 40 Helen Street in Saltaire and the married couple lived there until after 1920.

George enlisted 2 February 1915 as a Driver with the Army Service Corps. He went to France 25 September 1915. The following is a report on an accident he had while serving in France:-

Report by Corporal Bellaby
No 4 Section No 5 Army Auxiliary Horse Company
Date 21 May 1918
“Whilst on duty in St. Ouen this afternoon I was informed that a pair of horses (subsequently found to be those of Driver Minto) had got out of control. When I arrived at the place where the horses were reported to be I found their progress had been arrested, but Driver Minto had been thrown to the ground. The impact causing an injury to his hip which necessitates admission to hospital. In my opinion Driver Minto was no way to blame.”

(St. Ouen is a suburb of Paris)

George was transferred to the Royal Engineers 7 December 1918; he was discharged 22 March 1919. George died 1944 in Tynemouth.

Moore, Albert
3 February 1894 – 1982

Albert Moore was the son of Henry James Moore. Henry was born c1869 in Wiltshire. He married Rhoda Tuck in 1888. In 1891 they were living in Midgley near Halifax. Henry died between 1895 and 1901.

Albert, the third of four children, was born 3 February 1894 at Luddenden near Halifax. He was baptised 10 June 1894 at St Mary’s Luddenden. By 1895 the family had moved to George Street in Shipley. In 1901 widowed Ada, a cloth weaver, lived with her four children at 38 Ada Street in Saltaire. By 1911 they had moved to 11 Katherine Street in Saltaire with Albert working as an office boy.

Albert served and survived the war as did his younger brother, Fred. Albert died in 1892 in Banbury, Oxfordshire.

Moore, Fred
24 October 1895 – ????

Fred Moore was the son of Henry James Moore. Henry was born c1869 in Wiltshire. He married Rhoda Tuck in 1888. In 1891 they were living in Midgley near Halifax. Henry died between 1895 and 1901.

Fred, the youngest of four children, was born 24 October 1895 at Shipley. He was baptised 11 December 1895 at St Paul’s Shipley. By 1895 the family had moved to George Street in Shipley. In 1901 widowed Ada, a cloth weaver, lived with her four children at 38 Ada Street in Saltaire. By 1911 they had moved to 11 Katherine Street in Saltaire with Fred working as an office boy.

Fred served and survived the war as did his elder brother, Albert. Fred was a Driver with the Royal Field Artillery. Fred married Ruthella England, a widow, 21 January 1920 at All Saints, Otley.

Moorhouse, Harold
c1889 – 22 April 1917

Harold Moorhouse was the son of John Moorhouse. John was born c1859 in Keighley. He married Ellen Bland 11 July 1880 at Keighley Parish Church. In 1881 they were living at 6 Nelson Street in Keighley.

Harold, the fourth of eight children, was born c1889 in Shipley. In 1891 the family were living at 8 Bath Buildings in Saltaire with John working as a house painter. In 1901 & 1911 they were living at 5 Mount Street in Shipley. Harold worked as a spinner then as a house painter.

Harold served with the 14th Battalion of the Durham Light Infantry. He died 22 April 1917 and his grave can be found in Bethune Town Cemetery near Arras in Northern France.
Harold is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Pauls and Rosse Street Baptist Church.

Mortimer, Ernest
c1891 – 5 January 1917

Ernest Mortimer was the son of James Mortimer.
James was born c1868 in Lancashire. He married Louisa Page 24 May 1890 at St Barnabas, Heaton.
Ernest, the eldest of five children, was born c1891 in Saltaire. The family were living at 26 Caroline Street in Saltaire (now 44 Helen Street), with James working as a sanitary tube maker. In 1901 they lived at 5 Crag Mill Fold in Windhill. By 1911 they were living in Accrington, Lancashire, with Ernest working as coal mine drawer.

Image: Ernest Mortimer

Ernest served as a Private with 6th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. His Battalion fought in India where Ernest died 5 January 1917. He is remembered on the Kirkee 1914-1918 Memorial near Bombay, India.
Ernest is not remembered on any of the Rolls of Honour in the Shipley area.

Mosley, George
1895 – 14 June 1959

George Mosley was the son of Stephen Moseley. Stephen was born 1866 in Harden. He was working as a wool sorter when he married Ellen Hanson 30 April 1892 at Bradford Cathedral.

George, the middle son of three, was born 1895 in Saltaire. The Mosely family had lived at 6 Shirley Street in Saltaire since the 1860’s and it was here Stephen lived with his family until after the war. In 1911 George was working as a cloth weaver.

George served in and survived the war. He lived in Shirley Street until 1928 when he moved to 3 New Street in Shipley. From 1945 until his death he lived at 24 Jane Street in Saltaire. He left behind a widow, Matilda (maiden name unknown).

George had an elder brother, Joseph, who also served in the war.

Mosley, Joseph
1893 – ????

Joseph Mosley was the son of Stephen Moseley. Stephen was born 1866 in Harden. He was working as a wool sorter when he married Ellen Hanson 30 April 1892 at Bradford Cathedral.

Joseph, the oldest of three sons, was born 1893 in Saltaire. The Mosely family had lived at 6 Shirley Street in Saltaire since the 1860’s and it was here Stephen lived with his family until after the war. In 1911 Joseph was working as a worsted warper. He married Ethel Barnes 30 May 1914 at Bingley Parish Church.

Joseph served in and survived the war. In 1918 he was living at 19 Helen Street in Saltaire.

Joseph had a younger brother, George, who also served in the war. 

Moss, Ernest Walter
20 September 1898 – 1971

Ernest Walter Moss was the son of Ernest William Moss. Ernest William was born 22 September 1972 in Bradford. He married Ada Mary Servant 25 August 1894 at Bradford Cathedral.

Ernest, the only son and middle child of three, was born 20 September 1898 in Bradford. He was baptised 16 October 1898 at Christchurch Bradford. In 1900 the family were living at 18 Gordon Terrace (now 85 Bingley Road) with Ernest William running a fish & fruit business. By 1903 they occupied both 17 & 18 Gordon Terrace (83 & 85 Bingley Road).

Ernest fought in and survived the war. Working as fruitier in the family business, he married Clarice Hardaker 6 February 1924 at St. Peters, Shipley. The married couple lived in Shipley. Ernest died in 1971.          

Moulson, Hiram Wilfred
3 May 1887 – 6 November 1917

Hiram Wilfred Moulson was the son of Frank Moulson.
Frank was born c1873 in Saltaire. Frank was living at 5 William Henry Street in Saltaire, working as a joiner when he married Mary Johanna Witts 30 May 1885. Mary was a weaver living at 3 Harold Place in Saltaire.
Hiram, the second of four children, was born 3 May 1887 at 3 Harold Place. From 1891 to 1911 they lived at Pershore in Worcestershire, with Frank working as sanitary inspector.

Hiram served as a Corporal with the 16th (Sussex Yeomanry) Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. In 1 October 1917 they helped capture (from the Turks) the city of Beersheba in Palestine (now Israel). Hiram was killed in action 6 November 1917 as his battalion fought the Turks at Tel Esh Sheria in Palestine.
Hiram was buried at Beersheba War Cemetery, 75 kms south west of Jerusalem. Hiram is not remembered at any of the Rolls of Honour in the Shipley area.

Mounsey, Alfred Raistrick
c1888 – 24 August 1917

Alfred Raistrick Mounsey was the son of John Mounsey.
John Mounsey, the eldest of three children, was born c1864 in Guiseley. He married Sarah Hannah Raistrick 30 January 1886 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1891 he was living without his wife, but with his eldest son Alfred at 22 Jane Street in Saltaire. By 1901 he was living with his wife and their three sons at 5 Herbert Street in Saltaire; John was a wool sorter.
Alfred was born c1888 in Saltaire. In 1901 he was a grocer’s assistant living with his family. By 1911 the family had moved to 12 Barrett Street in Shipley; Alfred was still a grocer’s assistant.

Alfred enlisted 9 December 1915 and was placed in the Army Reserve. He was mobilised 29 June 1916 and joined the Durham Light Infantry. He was a Private with the 10th Battalion of the DLI. He was listed missing presumed dead 24 August 1917.
Alfred is remembered at the Tyne Cot Memorial near Ypres in Belgium. He is also remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood, St. Pauls and Rosse Street Baptist Church.

Mulligan, John Valentine
1896 - 20 September 1949

John Valentine Mulligan was the son of William Mulligan. William was born c1871 in Wolverhampton. He married Ellen Bottomley Calvert in 1894.

John, the eldest of four children, was born in 1896 in Baildon. In 1911 the family were living at 30 Whitlam Street in Saltaire with William working as a tramway conductor and John was a worsted spinner doffer.

John served as a Driver in the Royal Field Artillery and he survived the war. In 1920 he married Ada Mawson; they lived in Hirst Wood Road in Shipley. John died 20 September 1949 at St Lukes Hospital. His widow, Ada, was living at 93 College Road in Bradford.

Murgatroyd, Ernest
25 April 1897 – 1982

Ernest Murgatroyd was the son of Bradley Murgatroyd. Bradley was born c1860 in Windhill. He married Emma Stanley 18 June 1881 at St Wilfrids, Calverley. In 1891 they lived at 48 Crag Road Idle with Bradley working as a warp dresser.

Ernest, the fifth of six children, was born 25 April 1897 in Windhill. In 1901 the family lived at 9 Holdsworth Street in Shipley. In 1911 Ernest was working as an office boy with the family living at 30 Field Street in Shipley. By 1915 they had moved to 25 Maddocks Street in Saltaire with Ernest working as a grocer.

Ernest enlisted 21 November 1916 with the Royal Army Medical Corps. He served with 324th Field Ambulance and he survived the war.
Ernest died in 1982.

Murgatroyd, Frank
28 March 1895 – 1971

Frank Murgatroyd was the son of Eli Murgatroyd. Eli was born 14 March 1853 in Brighouse. He married Sarah Ann Hall 2 June 1872 at Bradford Cathedral. They had three children together before Sarah died in 1879. Widower Eli married Sarah Roberts 20 June 1881 at Bingley Parish Church. They had nine children and lived in Bingley with Eli working as a market gardener.

Frank, the second youngest of nine children, was born 28 March 1895 in Bingley. In 1911 he was living with his family in Gildstead, Bingley, working as a motor engineer.

Frank served in and survived the war. In 1918 he was living with his sister, Nellie and her husband Robert Garnett (who also fought in the war), at 20 Fanny Street in Saltaire. Frank died in 1971.

Murgatroyd, Hermann
1870 – 1925

Hermann Murgatroyd was the son of William Newby Murgatroyd. William was born c1843 in Shipley. He married Mary Scott 29 September 1864 at St Pauls Shipley.

Hermann, the eldest of three children, was born 1870 in Shipley. He was baptised 20 November 1870 at St Pauls Shipley. The family lived in Shipley with William working as a stone mason. Hermann, a stone mason, married Sarah Elizabeth Wilman 16 April 1892 at St Pauls Shipley. They had three sons; Norman, Frank & Joseph.
Hermann enlisted with the Royal Engineers 18 April 1918 aged 47. He was employed by the General Post Office as an engineer’s labourer. He was called up for active service 31 July 1918 and he was discharged 14 December 1918. He was living at 11 Herbert Street in Saltaire.
His wife, Sarah, died 1924 and she was buried 1 November 1924 at St Pauls Shipley. Hermann died 1925 and he was buried with his wife 30 May 1925.

Myers, Alfred
1885 –????

Alfred Myers was the son of Benjamin Myers. Benjamin was born c1862 in Bradford. He married Eliza Jowett 10 April 1885 at Bradford Cathedral.
 
Alfred, the eldest of five children, was born 1885 in Bradford. In 1891 the family were living in Manningham with Benjamin working as a woolsorter. By 1901 they had moved to Shipley, living at 14 Oastler Road, then later at 18 Oastler Road.
Alfred, working as a coachbuilder, married Lillian Laycock 17 May 1916 at St Peters Shipley.

Alfred served in and survived the war. He lived with his brother in law, George Laycock, at 8 Maddocks Street in Saltaire. By 1924 he was living with his family at 24 Sleningford Grove in Shipley, moving to 11 Hirst Wood Road in Shipley around 1937.

Myers, George
1872 – ????

George Myers was the son of Wesley Myers. Wesley was born 1872 in Otley. He married Mary Wardman 2 April 1895 at St. Pauls Shipley.

George, the second child of four, was born 1897 in Shipley. The family lived in Shipley in 1901 & 1911 with Wesley working as an engine painter. In 1911 George was working as an errand boy.

George served in and survived the war. By 1918 he was living with his parents at 16 William Henry Street in Saltaire. 

 
 
 
 
   

 
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