SHARD, Pte. Charles, 21, Leyburne St., of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, was killed in action on the 28th August. Prior to enlistment he was a basket maker, having served his apprenticeship at the Royal Institution for the Blind. He was the eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Shard, and was 24 years of age. A younger brother is with the forces in Mesopotamia.
Pte. H. B. Jagger, Queensbury, (Wounded).
HOLMES, Pte. Edgar Stephenson, 56, Bowling Old Lane, Bradford, and of the West Yorks, was killed in action on August 30th. He was only 19 years of age, and before the war was employed by the Shipley Tank Co., Bowling Back Lane.
L-Cpl. E. Johnson, Tick Hill St., Leeds Road (Wounded).
Pte. C. Ellison, Cullingworth (Wounded).
ORMONDROYD, Pte. Joseph, late of School Lane, Wisbey, now of Ryhill near Wakefield, of K.O.Y.L.I. was wounded on the 9th July, and died on the 10th. He was a well known cricketer, and played for Wisbey and Little Horton. Two brothers are fighting in France, one in the same regiment and other in the 6th K.O.Y.L.I. Their father was killed whilst working for the Low Moor Company a few years ago.
ILLINGWORTH, Pte. Ernest, West Riding Regiment, son of Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Illingworth, 29, Mountain Place, Mountain, Queensbury, was wounded in the back on Sept. 3rd, and succumbed to his injuries on Sept. 8th. He was 25 years of age, and was formerly employed by Messrs. Berry and Crabtree, plasterers, Clayton and Horton.
Pte. W. Walworth, Keighley, (Prisoner of war in Germany).
SAYERS, Sergt. Joseph, D.C.M., 12, Murgatroyd St., who was reported killed in last night’s “Telegraph” will be best remembered in connection with the incident for which Sergt. Same Meekosha was awarded the V.C. some time ago. Sayers, it will be recalled, assisted Meekosha to dig out several comrades who had been buried by the bursting of a shell. Sayers also rescued Meekosha, who was also subsequently buried. In a letter to Sergt. Sayers’ widow, Sergt. Meekosha V.C., writes:- “Please allow me to tender my deepest sympathy to you in the loss of your husband, Sergt. Sayers, D.C.M., who was killed in action yesterday (July 15). No one, I can assure you, can be more sorry than I am, as I have lost the very best pal one could have out here, one who feared neither the German or his infernal machinery. he was hit by a German bomb, and killed instantly, suffering not the slightest pain. I am returning a letter which came for him last night; I think it is from you.”
SORTON, Pte. John Andrew (21), of the West Riding Regiment, and of 22, Grape Street, Worth Village, Keighley, is now in hospital at Cambridge having been wounded by shrapnel in the right leg on September 2nd. Pte. Norton enlisted on February 1st this year and has been in France eleven weeks. He had an uncle who has been killed in the present war and an uncle who has been wounded.
REDFEARN, Private James, Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment, wounded and in hospital at Folkestone. Before enlisting he was an apprentice wool sorter at Messrs. C. Ward and Sons, Bradford, and resided with his mother, Mrs. Redfearn, at 153, St. Stephen’s Road, Bradford. Pte. Redfearn, who is 21 years of age, has been at the Front nearly two years.
Pte. A. Wilkinson, 583, Huddersfield Road, Wyke (Killed).
Pte. C. Barnes, 3, Cornwall Terrace (Killed).
Pte. A. Townend, 178, Leeds Road, (Wounded).
SIMPSON, Quarter-Master Serge. Cuthbert Geo., D.C.M, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, third son of Mr. Ed. Simpson, 12 Cunliffe Terrace, Manningham, was killed in action on September 3rd. He was connected with the Bradford Territorials for many years prior to the outbreak of war. He was awarded the D.C.M. decoration for gallant work in the saving of comrades when exposed at close range to the enemy.
Bandsman. H. Sutcliffe, Bingley (Wounded).
CARNEY, Pte. Thos., 96, Park Lane, Little Horton, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action on the 3rd Sept. He was married and had two young children. He was previously employed by Mr. Dean, decorator, Southfield Lane. In a letter to Mrs Carney a non-commissioned officer says:- “It is our painful duty to inform you of the death of your husband, who has died from wounds received early on the morning of the 3rd inst. No words can express our sympathy for you in your great loss. In him we always around a willing worker and a cheerful comrade, and his loss is keenly felt by all his friends in the regiment. But you have the consolation of knowing he died as he would have wished – in action. All the boys in the Lewis Gun Section, of which he was a member, join in sending our deepest sympathy. It may comfort you know that he has had a decent burial behind the firing line.
Pte. H. Hall, 30, Anvil Street, Manningham (Wounded).
SCOTT, Lieutenant-Colonel C.E. Scott, of the West Yorkshire Regiment has been wounded in the arm. He took command of one of the West Yorkshire battalions recently when the commanding officer, Lieutenant-Colonel H.O. Wade was wounded. Like the officer whom he succeeded, Lieu-Colonel Scott is a partner in the firm of Messrs. Wade, Tetley, Wade and Scott, solicitors, Bradford, and his home is in Wilmer Drive, Heaton, where his wife resides. Both he and Colonel Wade have for many years taken an active personal interest in citizen soldiering. Their association with the forces began during the South African campaign. He is an “old boy” of the Bradford Grammar School. Lt Col CE Scott died of his wounds on 9 August age 49.
NOLAN, Private Willie, West Riding Regt., of 82, Grafton Street, Bradford, was wounded in France, being shot in the chest and wrist. He is now in hospital in Brighton. Before joining the forces he was employed by J. H. Holds worth Ltd., Christmas card manufacturers, Manchester Road, Bradford.
RHODES, Private Charles, late of Frizinghall, of the 1st “Pals”, is officially reported missing. He was previously employed by H.W. and J. Blackburn, accountants, Bank Street. He was 24 years of age, and a single man. He was previously secretary of the Nutter Orphanage Old Boys’ Association, he having been brought up by the Orphanage. He was a Sunday School teacher at the Bradford Presbyterian Church.
SHEPHERD, Pte. Harry, eldest son of Mr. Allan Shepard of Victoria Street, Clayton has been wounded in action. Private Shepherd was attached to the West Riding Regiment. He and another Clayton comrade were both in the same company, and both entered the engagement together. During the conflict they became separated and both of them have been wounded.
Sergt. N. Watson, 41a, Peel Street, Tyersal (Wounded).
GALLIGER, Sergt. Ed., of 13, Summer Street, White Abbey Road, of the West Yorkshire Regiment, was killed in action of the 24th July. He was 28 years of age, married and had two children. He was previously employed by Messrs. Illingworth and Wood, woolcombers, Fairweather Green. Three brothers and two brothers-in-law are serving in France. The following letter has been received from Second Lieut. J. T. Lurgood: “I deeply regret having to inform you that your husband was killed last Monday. I take this opportunity on behalf of myself and my platoon to offer you our sincere condolences. you have lost a good husband as we have lost a good sergeant and friend.”
Lonsdale Cemetery near the village of Authuille was built on the front line of 1 July 1916.
Over 20 identified Bradford men are buried here, many of their bodies found on the battlefield at a later date.
The cemetery also has 816 headstones inscribed ‘Known unto God’.
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