Men named on the Heckmondwike Green Park Memorial

Of the over 1000 men from Heckmondwike who were involved in The Great War, of these men 157 are recorded on the War Memorial in Green Park.  The list below names these men who died.  By clicking on a name you will be taken to the dedicated webpage where you can read about the selected man's life and sad death.  If you can contribute in any way to providing a fuller description of any of the men or have photographs relating to them please contact us and we will include this material.  Our email address is

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Corporal 106514, Royal Engineers – 189th Field Company (Chemists Corp)
Died 3rd October 1915 aged 24
Buried Mazingarbe Communal Cemetery, France
Son of Dan and Mary Jane Ackroyd
Lived 12, Rydal Terrace, Heckmondwike








Private 1396, 4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 17th September 1915 aged 21
Buried  Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France
Son of James and Sarah Ann Aitken
Lived 67, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Private 36330, 10th Battalion Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment)
Killed in Action 4th October 1917 aged 25
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Son of John and Jane Ann Allen
Lived 67, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike








Private 7476, 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 25th September 1915 aged 30
No Known Grave Commemorated Loos Memorial, France
Son of William and Martha Allen
Lived 102, High Street, Heckmondwike








Private 43047, 10th Battalion Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Killed in Action 30th March 1918 aged 19
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Son of Richard and Sarah Archer
Lived 30, Tattersfield Yard, Heckmondwike

Private No. 3/1532, 1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 2nd March 1915 aged 25
Buried Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, France
Son of Robert John and Edith Burnley Armitage
Lived 4, Lobley Street, Heckmondwike








Rifleman 41826, 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
Died of Wounds 7th September 1918 aged 19
Buried Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Son of Alfred and Elizabeth Aspin
Lived 26, Regent Street, Heckmondwike

Private 16/1539, 1st/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died 9th October 1917 aged 38
Buried Poelcapelle British Cemetery, Belgium
Husband of Amy Aykroyd
Lived 11, Powell Street, Heckmondwike

Private 22018, York and Lancaster Regiment
Died 1st July 1916 aged 27
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Husband of Edith Mary Ball
Lived 16, High Street, Heckmondwike









Private 306527, 2nd/7th Battalion The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died 3rd May 1917 aged 32
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Son of Frederick and Lizzie Bartle
Lived Walkley House, Heckmondwike

Chief Refrigeration Engineer, Mercantile Marine
Died 20th November 1918 aged 30
Buried Upper Independent Chapel, Heckmondwike
Son of Ben and Annie Batley
Lived Providence House, Blanket Hall Street, Heckmondwike

Private DM2/190606, 33rd Mechanical Transport Company, Royal Army Service Corps
Died 5th December 1918 aged 30
Buried Caudry British Cemetery, France
Son of Ben and Annie Batley
Lived Providence House, Blanket Hall Street, Heckmondwike








Private 19491, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in Action 12th October 1916 aged 31
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of Charles and Lavinia Baxter
Lived 189, High Street, Heckmondwike








Private 23374, 6th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Died 9th March 1917 aged 23
No Known Grave Commemorated Basra Memorial, Iraq
Son of Alfred and Mary Beldon
Lived Robin Lane, Kilpin Hill, Heckmondwike








Private 250773, 20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Died 3rd August 1917 aged 30
Buried Godewaersvelde British Cemetery, Nord, France
Husband of Emily Bellerby
Lived 45, Jeremy Lane, Heckmondwike








Corporal 91332, The Tank Corps
Died 20th November 1917 aged 27
No Known Grave Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, France
Husband of Clara Bennett
Lived 2, Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike








Private 20081, 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards
Died 9th October 1917 aged 35
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Husband of Ada Bennett
Lived 2, Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike








Driver 1460, Royal Field Artillery
Died 26th July 1916 aged 27
Buried Mesnil Community Cemetery Extension, Somme, France
Husband of Gladys Benson
Lived 14, Kilpin Hill, Heckmondwike








Signal Boy J/39929, Royal Navy
Died 31st May 1916 aged 16
Lost at Sea Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Son of Henry and Mathilda Blakeley
Lived 11, Northgate, Heckmondwike








Allan Bowker
Private 26361, 2nd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment
Died of Wounds 5th August 1918 aged 36
Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery
Son of Henry and Mary Jane Bowker
Lived 47, Regent Street, Heckmondwike








Private 29887, Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 14th April 1917 aged 20
Buried Duisans British Cemetery Etrun, Pas de Calais, France
Son of George and Emily Brayshaw (both deceased)
Lived 63, Cemetery Road / Oldfield Lane, Heckmondwike








Private 236085, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Died 9th October 1917 aged 18
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Son of James and Lydia Ann Brearley
Lived 50, Church Street, Heckmondwike








Able Seaman KP/856, Royal Naval Volunteer Service
Died 27th December 1915 aged 27
Buried at the Redoubt Cemetery Helles, Turkey
Husband of Polly Briggs
Lived 6, Barber Square, Heckmondwike








Private 6120, Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 26th June 1916 aged 20
Buried Dartmoor Cemetery Becordel-Becourt, France
Lived 4, Royle Fold, Heckmondwike

Rifleman 15420, 11th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps
Died 24th August 1916 aged 21
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of Henry and Mary Jane Brooke
Lived 2, Wharton Street, Heckmondwike








Lance Corporal 26165, 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died 24th July 1917 aged 31
No Known Grave Commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Husband of Lily Burnett
Lived 138, High Street, Heckmondwike








Private 16/1572, 16th Battalion West Riding Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died 27th February 1917 aged 38
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Husband of Ada Cartwright
Lived 21, Regent Street, Heckmondwike








Sapper 239493, Royal Engineers (Railway Operating Division)
Died 27th May 1918 aged 21
Buried Mendingham Military Cemetery, Belgium
Son of Edward and Ada Corcoran
Lived 4, Walkley Terrace, Heckmondwike








Private 11049, 2nd Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 31st October 1914 aged 22
No Known Grave Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, France
Son of John and Martha Coulton
Lived 2, Peel Street, Heckmondwike

Norman Lawrence Coward
Private 27078, 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)
Died 28th March 1918 aged 21
Buried Ham British Cemetery, Muille-Villette, France
Son of George and Alice Coward
Lived 23, Brighton Terrace, Heckmondwike








Private 22430, 6th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment
Died 17th July 1916 aged 34
No Known Grave Commemorated Shaikh Saad Old Cemetery Memorial, Amara War Cemetery, Iraq
Husband of Alice Ann Crane
Lived 55, Heckmondwike Road, Heckmondwike







Corporal 14854, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in Action 27th August 1917 aged 23
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Zonnebeke, Belgium
Son of Aaron and Sarah Crossley
Lived 15, Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike








Private 205211, 1st/5th Battalion Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Killed in Action 25th April 1918 aged 19
Buried at Sanctuary Wood, Ypres, Belgium
Son of Thomas Wood and Kate Crowther
Lived Battye Street School House, Heckmondwike








Private 46575, 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Died of Wounds 28th October 1918 aged 27
Buried Giavera British Cemetery Giavera del Montello, Provincia di Treviso, Veneto Italy
Son of James and Ann Culbert
Lived at 10, Park Road, Heckmondwike








Private 32617, 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
Died 5th June 1917 aged 31
Buried Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Belgium
Husband of Laura Cusworth
Lived 20, High Street, Heckmondwike








Private PLY/184(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry
Killed in Action 13th November 1916 aged 20
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of James and Caroline Dent
Lived 11, King Street, Heckmondwike








Private 8741, 2nd Battalion Scots Guards
Died 16th May 1915 aged 21
No Known Grave Commemorated Le Touret Memorial, Pas de Calais, France
Son of William Edward and Mary Jane Dobson
Lived 12, Cambridge Street, Heckmondwike








Private 11659, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died 3rd May 1915 aged 43
Buried Heckmonwike Cemetery
Husband of Ellen Donnelly
Lived 55, Croft Street, Heckmondwike

Lance Sergeant 17687, Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 20th September 1917 aged 27
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Husband of Maud Doran
Lived 3, Herbert Street, Heckmondwike








Private 330735, 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion Highland Light Infantry
Died 25th September 1917 aged 22
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Son of Joseph and Annie Duffin
Lived 131, Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike

Private 57651, East Yorkshire Regiment
Died 12th November 1918 aged 18
Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery
Son of Charles Watt and Mary Ann Duthie
Lived Westfield House, Little Green Lane, Heckmondwike








Private 44194, 12th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 8th November 1917 aged 26
Buried Oxford Road Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Son of Robert and Ada A Dye
Lived 18, Kaye Street, Heckmondwike








Private 025162, Army Ordnance Corps (EEF)
Died 7th December 1917 aged 48
Buried Alexandria (Hadra) War Memorial Cemetery, Egypt
Husband of Mary Ann Dyson
Lived 16, Back Lane, Heckmondwike








Private 27001, 8th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own Regiment)
Died 8th October 1916 aged 23
No  Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of William and Frances Exley
Lived 15, Darley Street, Heckmondwike








Private 35570, Labour Corps, Durham Light Infantry
Died 14th November 1918 aged 31
Buried Blargies Communal Cemetery Extension, Oise, France
Husband of Beatrice Annie Exley
Lived 124, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Private 27567, 12th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)
Died 12th July 1916 aged 19
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Son of John France and Rosetta Exley
Lived 103, High Street, Heckmondwike








Lance Corporal 241030, 5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died of Wounds 19th November 1918 aged 21
Buried Saint Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen, Seine Maritime, France
Son of Thomas and Mary Farrell of Liverpool
Lived 30, Kaye Street, Heckmondwike








Rifleman 40050, Royal Irish Rifles
Died 29th November 1916 aged 21
Buried Kemmel Chateau Military Cemetery, Belgium
Son of Richard and Mary Faulkner
Lived at 70, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike








Private 20879, East Lancashire Regiment
Died 16th October 1915 aged 35
Buried East Mudros Military Cemetery, Greece
Husband of Ann Fawcett
Lived 81, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike









Joseph Fieldhouse
Lance Corporal 14564, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died 19th March 1916 aged 31
Buried Lapugnoy Military Cemetery, France
Husband of Eva Fieldhouse
Lived 53, High Street, Heckmondwike

Private 12/1474, 12th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 1st July 1916 aged 24
Buried Queens Cemetery, Puisieux, France
Son of John and Mary Ellen Finnigan
Lived 30, Kaye Street, Heckmondwike

Private 33510, 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died 16th August 1917 aged 20
No Known Grave Commemorated  Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Son of Joseph Henry and Mary Firth
Lived at 22, Boundary Street, Heckmondwike








Sergeant 7522, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Killed in Action 4th June 1916 aged 29
Buried Essex Farm Cemetery Boezinge, Belgium
Son of Squire and Martha Firth
Lived 45, King Street, Heckmondwike

Private 20534, 2nd/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in Action 3rd May 1917 aged 35
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Son of George and Harriet Fisher
Lived 10, Milton Square, Heckmondwike








Private 18195, Queen’s Own (Royal West Kent Regiment)
Died 18th October 1917 aged 22
Buried Wimereux Communal Cemetery, France
Son of John and Mary Ellen France
Lived 10, Birkhead Street, Heckmondwike








Private 42004, 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment
Died 10th April 1918 aged 18
No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Son of Charlton and Catherine Franklin
Lived 59, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Private PLY/175(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry
Died 3rd May 1915 aged 22
No Known Grave Commemorated Helles Memorial, Turkey
Son of Robert and Sarah Gale
Lived 10, Beck Lane, Heckmondwike








Private 37235, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Died  20th February 1917 aged 28
Buried Railway Dugouts Burial Ground (Transport Farm), Belgium
Son of John and Ada Gibson
Lived 44, Chapel Lane, Heckmondwike








Private 202002, 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in Action 3rd September 1916 aged 29
Buried Mill Road Cemetery, Thiepval, Somme, France
Husband of Maria Gill
Lived Leeds New Road, Heckmondwike








Private 15777, Coldstream Guards
Died 14th September 1916 aged 25
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of John and Ann Gladman
Lived 16, Princess Street, Heckmondwike

Private G/20685, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment)
Died 16th August 1916 aged 37
Buried Serre Road Cemetery No 2, Somme, France
Son of John and Ann Gladman
Lived 16, Princess Street, Heckmondwike

Private 136018, 34th Battalion Machine Gun Corps
Died 1st November 1918 aged 19
Buried Kezelberg Military Cemetery, Belgium
Son of Josiah and Annie Louisa Goodall
Lived 69, Battye Street, Heckmondwike








Private 35445, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in Action 24th October 1918 aged 19
Buried at Verchain British Cemetery, Verchain-Maugre, France
Son of Ernest and Martha Goodall
Lived Coop House, Batley Road, Heckmondwike








Signaller 31662, 6th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
Died 6th January 1919 aged 27
Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery
Son of Albert and Eliza Greenwood
Lived 74, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Private 235528, 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
Died 18th September 1917 aged 32
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Husband of Elsie Haddon
Lived 41, Croft Street, Heckmondwike








Private 27538, 15th Battalion Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Died 19th August 1917 aged 20
Buried Villers-Faucon Communal Cemetery, France
Son of John and Annie Hagan
Lived 6, Upper George Street, Heckmondwike








Air Mechanic 2nd Class 77450, 21st Squadron Royal Flying Corps
Killed in a Flying Accident 21st August 1917 aged 28
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Flying Services Memorial, France
Husband of Sarah (Sadie) Hallam
Lived 6, Sharpe Street, Heckmondwike








Private 16/1490, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died 1st July 1916 aged 38
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Husband of Elizabeth Ann Hanson
Lived 114, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike








Private 235581, 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)
Died 9th April 1918 aged 21
No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Son of William Eward and Annie Hanson
Lived 157, High Street, Heckmondwike

Harry Headley
Private 76290, 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment
Killed in Action 23rd October 1918 aged 20
Buried Pommereuil British Cemetery, Nord, France
Son of Isabel West
Lived 9, Brooke Street, Heckmondwike








Private 79767, Durham Light Infantry
Died 9th September 1918 aged 19
No Known Grave  Commemorated on the Vis-En-Artois Memorial, Haucourt, Pas-de-Calais, France
Son of Edwin and Maria Hepworth
Lived 10, Strawberry Square, Heckmondwike







Private 982, York and Lancaster Regiment
Died 1st July 1916 aged 24
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of William Henry and Mary Jane Hinchliffe
Lived 53, Lobley  Street, Heckmondwike








Lance Corporal S/9754, 4th/5th Battalion Black Watch (Royal Highlanders)
Died 28 July 1918 aged 24
No Known Grave Commemorated Soissons Memorial, Aisne, Picardie, France
Son of William Henry and Mary Jane Hincliffe
Lived 12, Milton Square, Heckmondwike








Ordinary Seaman J/31566, Royal Navy
Died 31st May 1916 aged 19
Lost at Sea Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Son of Joseph and Edith Hirst
Lived Victoria Street, Heckmondwike








Private 19472, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died 24 February 1917 aged 32
Buried Abbeville Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Son of Ephraim and Elizabeth Hirst
Lived Hollinbank Terrace, Heckmondwike








ex Army
Died at home 27th September 1919 aged 42
Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery
Husband of Edith Hirst
Lived 51, Croft Street, Heckmondwike

Gunner 1931, 2nd West Riding Brigade, Royal Field Artillery
Died 23rd January 1916 aged 24
Buried Heckmondwike Upper Independent Chapel
Son of Walter and Hannah Hirst
Lived 6, Garden Street, Heckmondwike








Private 204061, 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment
Died 21st November 1917 aged 26
No Known Grave Commemorated Cambria Memorial, Louveral, France
Husband of Florence Walker
Lived 103, Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike








Private 21/112, Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Killed in Action 11th May 1917 aged 41
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Son of Abraham and Elizabeth Holmes
Lived 20, Chapel Lane, Heckmondwike








Harold Binns Holt
Private 6019, 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died of Wounds 1st October 1917 aged 38
Buried in La Clytte Military Cemetery, De Klijte, Belgium
Son Robert and Mary Holt
Lived 26, Ings Road, Heckmondwike








Private 6104, Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 25th September 1915 aged 21
No Known Grave Commemorated Loos Memorial, France
Husband of Ethel Jenkinson
Lived 37, High Street, Heckmondwike








Corporal 21/507, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Died 20th May 1918 age 25
Buried at Gonnehem British Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France
Son of Henry and Esther Kaye
Lived 8 Park Rd, Jeremy Lane, Heckmondwike








Private 4525, York and Lancaster Regiment
Died 25th March 1916 aged 40
Buried Heckmondwike Cemetery
Husband of Julia Ann Keach (deceased)
Lived 158, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Private 42360, 13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment (Barnsley Pals)
Died 12th April 1918 aged 19
No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Son of James and Elizabeth Law
Lived 27, Kaye Street, Heckmondwike

Private 20710, 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Killed in Action 6th November 1917 aged 30
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Husband of Lily Lawford
Lived 35, Upper Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike

Sapper 82901, Royal Engineers
Died 15th April 1915 aged 28
No Known Grave Commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Son of Thomas and Emma Lawton
Lived 40, Cater Lane, Heckmondwike








Ordinary Seaman  J/56146, Royal Navy
Died 14th January 1917 aged 20
Lost at Sea Commemorated Portsmouth Naval Memorial
Son of Fred and Lizzie Ledgard
Lived 42, Victoria Street, Heckmondwike








Private 45326, 13th (Service) (1st Barnsley) Battalion, York & Lancaster Regiment
Killed in Action 12th April 1918 aged 26
No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Husband of Elsie Lees
Lived 150, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike

Lance Corporal 242701, 1st/4th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died of Wounds 27 October 1918 aged 25
Buried Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille, Pas de Calais, France
Husband of Annie Lindsay
Lived 40, High Street, Heckmondwike








Raymond Lister
Private 200784 (4008), 4th Battalion Queen's Own Cameron Highlanders
Died 3rd September 1916 aged 21
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial Pier, Somme, France
Son of Joseph and Elizabeth Lister
Lived 19, Grosvenor Terrace, Heckmondwike
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Corporal 113220, Q Special Coy 189th Company, Royal Engineers
Died of Wounds 20th July 1917 aged 26
Buried Etaples Military Cemetery, France
Son of Henry and Susannah Lister
Lived 31, Francis Street, Heckmondwike








Private 201079, 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in Action 3 September 1916 aged 21
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of George and Hannah Mapplebeck
Lived 35, Westgate, Heckmondwike








Private 27897, 9th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers
Died 6th October 1917 aged 23
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Son of Harry Gaythorne and Mary Moffatt
Lived at 97, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike









Private 39951, 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Killed in Action 6th December 1917 aged 19
Buried Epehy Wood Farm Cemetery, France
Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Morris
Lived 4, Hope Street, Heckmondwike

Private No.12512, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died 5th May 1915 aged 32
Buried Reninghelst Churchyard Extension, Belgium
Son of Samuel and Elizabeth Marsden Morris
Lived 11, Union Road, Heckmondwike








Private 16/1488, 16th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Bradford Pals)
Died 27th February 1917 aged 37
Buried  Owl Trench Cemetery, Hebuterne, France
Son of Henry and France Jane Morton
Lived 67, Croft Street, Heckmondwike

Private 6123, 1st/4th (Territorial) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 11th April 1918 aged 26
No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Son of Henry and Sarah Naylor
Lived 15, Battye Street, Heckmondwike








Private 3955, 1st/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Killed in Action 7th July 1916 aged 30
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Husband of Martha A Nelson
Lived 68, High Street, Heckmondwike








Lance Corporal 7303, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died 5th May 1915 aged 29
Buried in Reninghelst Churchyard Extension, Belgium
Husband of Eliza North
Lived 4, Hope Street, Heckmondwike








George Arthur North
Private 28845, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in Action 9th April 1917 aged 30
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Husband of Elizabeth North
Lived Upper Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike








Private 50278, Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 28th April 1917 aged 22
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Son of Alfred and Emma Oddy
Lived 8, Milton Square, Heckmondwike








Private 235581, 1st/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers
Died 5th April 1918 aged 18
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Son of Tom Chambler and Martha Eliza Orman
Lived 3, Firth Square, Heckmondwike

Private 27092, 6th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra Princess of Wales's Own)
Died 17th January 1917 aged 23
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of George and Annie Parker
Lived 5, High Street, Heckmondwike

Second Lieutenant, 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Died of Wounds 31st December 1917 aged 24
Buried in Rocquigny-Equaricourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France
Son of Hiram and Annie Parker
Lived 20, Francis Street, Heckmondwike








Private 27977, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales’s Own)
Died 26th June 1916 aged 20
Buried Mailly Wood Cemetery, Mailly-Maillet, Somme, France
Husband of Alice Pearce
Lived 48, Church Street, Heckmondwike








Private 28679, Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment), 16th Battalion (Bradford Pals)
Killed in Action 12th May 1917 Aged 25
Commemorated on the Arras Memorial Bay 4
Son of John Edward and Emma Peel
Lived at 75, Dale Lane, Heckmondwike








Private 202158 (4986), 1st/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 8th July 1916 Aged 20
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of Albert Edward and Violetta Pogson
Lived Hadfield Buildings, Heckmondwike








Private 10809, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 15th September 1916 aged 22
No Known Grave Commemorated Loos Memorial, France
Son of Strickland and Ada Preston
Lived Eldon Street, Heckmondwike








Private 202573, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 27th November 1917 aged 37
No Known Grave Commemorated Cambrai Memorial, Louveral, France
Husband of Rhoda Ann Preston
Lived 6, Darley Street, Heckmondwike








John Willie Priestley
Private 156542, 19th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (Infantry)
Killed in Action 7th September 1918 aged 32
Buried Chocques Military Cemetery near Bethune, France
Husband of Martha Ellen Priestley
Lived 13, Milton Square, Heckmondwike








Private 75064, 21st Field Ambulance Royal Army Medical Corps
Died 8th October 1917 aged 21
Buried Larch Wood (Railway Cutting) Cemetery, Belgium
Son of Joseph and Annie Quarmby
Lived Nunroyd, Heckmondwike








Private 20629, 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 11th July 1916 aged 28
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of Joseph and Annie Quarmby
Lived Nunroyd, Heckmondwike








Private 42848, 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment
Died 16th April 1918 aged 28
Buried Hedauville Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Son of William and Alice Radbone
Lived 5, Bottoms, Heckmondwike








Drummer 19498, 15th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment
Died 4th March 1917 aged 28
Buried Brown’s Military Cemetery, Festubert, Pas de Calais, France
Husband of Lilian Redhead
Lived 115, High Street, Heckmondwike








Private 28981, 1st Battalion Border Regiment
Killed in Action 1st April 1918 aged 28
Buried at Oxford Road Cemetery, Ypres, Belgium
Husband of Elsie Rhodes
Lived 5, Chapel Lane, Heckmondwike








Private 268219, 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died of Wounds 27th August 1918 aged 21
Buried in Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, France
Son of John Edwin and Ann Robinson
Lived 23, Eldon Street, Heckmondwike

Lance Corporal 28670, 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince Of Wales's Own)
Died 17th January 1917 aged 19
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of George and Hannah Maria Roe
Lived Hadfield Buildings, Heckmondwike








Private 161013, King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 27th September 1915 aged 23
No Known Grave Commemorated Loos Memorial, France
Son of Edgar and Mary Schofield both deceased
Lived 18, Cook Lane, Heckmondwike








Private 15024, Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 25th September 1918 aged 27
Buried Rocquigny-Equancourt Road British Cemetery, Manancourt, France
Son of Arthur and Sarah Rebecca Schofield
Lived 2, Eldon Street, Heckmondwike








Private 50116, 7th Lincolnshire Regiment
Died 13th October 1918 aged 30
Buried Highland Cemetery Le Cateau, France
Husband  of Clara Schofield
Lived 48, Regent Street, Heckmondwike








Lance Corporal R/13265, 9th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps
Died 24th August 1916 aged 23
Buried in Delville Wood Cemetery, Longueval, Somme, France
Son of Thompson and Catherine Scorer
Lived 9, Powell Street, Heckmondwike








Private 77508, 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry
Killed in Action 26th April 1918 age 19
No Known Grave Commemorated Poziers Memorial, France
Son of Jane Sharp
Lived 15, Queen Street, Heckmondwike








Private 26132, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 11th April 1917 aged 21
Buried Warlingcourt Halte British Cemetery, France
Son of Alfred and Harriet Shaw
Lived 8, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike








Captain, 8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment
Died 30th September 1918 aged 22
Buried Ruyalcourt Military Cemetery, France
Son of John William and Emily Simpkin
Lived Joan Royd, Heckmondwike
This image is copyright,
Arthur Wilson Simpkin  © IWM (HU 128040)
please see webpage for details






Captain (T), 13th Battalion Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own Regiment)
Killed in Action 22nd March 1918 aged 22
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Son of John William and  Emily Simpkin
Lived Joan Royd, Heckmondwike
This image is copyright,
Harry Hargreaves Simpkin  © IWM (HU 119136)
please see webpage for details






Private 9866, Honourable Artillery Company
Died 3rd May 1917 aged 37
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Son of Jonathan and Selina Travers
Lived Joan Royd, Heckmondwike
This image is copyright,
Travers Simpkin  © IWM (HU 205388641)
please see webpage for details








Private No. 51959, 11th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment
Killed in Action 28th September 1918 aged 23
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Son of Thomas and Mary Elizabeth Smith
Lived Cawley Hill Farm, Heckmondwike

Private 306302, 1st/7th Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in Action 29th April 1918 aged 19
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Son of John and Agnes Smith
Lived 79, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike








Private 27020, 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Alexandra, Princess of Wales’s Own)
Killed in Action 30th July 1917 aged 22
No Known Grave Commemorated Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres, Belgium
Son of John and Catherine Smith
Lived 17, Barber Square, Heckmondwike








NormanSmith
Private 203060, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed 3rd May 1917 aged 32
No Known Grave Commemorated Arras Memorial, France
Husband of Ethel Smith
Lived 17, Barber Square, Heckmondwike

Private 52041, 1st Battalion Leicestershire Regiment
Killed in Action 23rd October 1918 aged 23
Buried St. Souplet British Cemetery, Nord, France
Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Spink
Lived 9, Brooke Street, Heckmondwike








Private 35130, 25th Northumberland Fusiliers (Tyneside Irish)
Died of Wounds 27th April 1917 aged 38
Buried Aubigny Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Husband of Alice Stead
Lived 111, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike








Bugler 12/2151, 10th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Killed in Action 13th April 1918 aged 20
No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Son of Ellis and Ellen Sutcliffe
Lived 7, Birkhead Street, Heckmondwike








Acting Bombardier 95023, 1st/1st Essex Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery
Killed in Action 21st November 1917 aged 34
Buried Vlamertinghe New Military Cemetery, Belgium
Son of Frederick James and Frances Mary Tattersfield
Lived The Hollins, Kilpin Hill, Heckmondwike

Private 18/1566, 15th/17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own)
Died 12th April 1918 aged 25
No Known Grave Commemorated Ploegsteert Memorial, Belgium
Son of Arthur and Mary Jane Tattersfield
Lived 30, Boundary Street, Flush, Heckmondwike

Private 1827, 12th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 13th January 1919 aged 35
Buried Bowling Cemetery, Rooley Lane, Bradford
Husband of Charlotte Taylor
Lived 18, King Street, Heckmondwike

Private 5954, 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in Action 15th August 1916 aged 20
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of Joss and Alice Townend
Lived 11, Bottoms, Heckmondwike








Private 22511, 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 24th August 1916 aged 18
Buried Avesnes-le-Comte Communal Cemetery Extension, France
Son of Frank Bellwood and Mary Hannah Trevitt
Lived 5, Fountain Street, Heckmondwike








Private 48132, 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)
Died 22nd March 1918 aged 20
Commemorated Pozieres Memorial, France
Son of George and Emily Ann Turton
Lived 4, Cater Lane, Heckmondwike








John Wadsworth
Private 38152, Yorkshire Regiment
Died 8th May 1918 aged 39
No Known Grave Commemorated Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium
Husband of Eva Wadsworth
Lived 131, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike








Private 25231, 17th Battalion Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiment (Sherwood Foresters)
Died 1st August 1917 aged 22
Buried Brandhoek Cemetery, Belgium
Son of Joseph and Sarah Walker
Lived 43, Upper George Street, Heckmondwike








Private 242697, 1st/5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 25th March 1917 aged 26
Buried Longuenesse (St Omer) Souvenir Cemetery, France
Son of Joe and Annie Walker
Lived at 5, Northgate, Heckmondwike








Private 14435, 1st Battalion Scots Guards
Died 6th April 1917 aged 31
Buried in Grove Town Cemetery, Meaulte, France
Husband of Sarah Elizabeth Walker
Lived at 102, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike








Rifleman C/7714, King's Royal Rifle Corps
Died 15th September 1916 aged 19
Buried Bulls Road Cemetery, Flers, Somme, France
Son of Thomas  and Eva Walker
Lived Joanroyd, Heckmondwike








Private 17213, 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Killed in Action 14th April 1917 aged 29
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of Michael and Mary Walsh
Lived 16, Royle Fold, Heckmondwike

Private 306532, 2nd/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Died 3rd May 1917 aged 32
Buried Ecoust Military Cemetery, Ecoust-Saint-Mien, Pas de Calais, France
Son of Michael and Mary Walsh
Lived 16, Royle Fold, Heckmondwike

Sergeant 14729, Yorkshire Hussars (Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own)
Died 1st July 1916 aged 19
Buried Gordon Dump Cemetery, Ovillers-La Boiselle, Somme, France
Son of Albert and Annie Walshaw
Lived 3, Birkhead Street, Heckmondwike








Lance Corporal 33124, Royal Engineers
Died 18th May 1918 aged 25
Buried Conde-Sur-L’Escaut Communal Cemetery, Belgium
Son of George and Mary Ann Ward
Lived 4, Grove Street, Heckmondwike








Private 16/1631, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Died 1st July 1916 aged 25
Buried Serre Road Cemetery No.1, Pas de Calais, France
Husband of Grace Weaver
Lived 37, Upper Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike


Leonard Whitaker
Clerk 249154, Royal Air Force
Died 24th November 1918 aged 27
Buried at Sea Commemorated Hollybrook Memorial, Southampton
Husband of Grace Whitaker
Lived 82, High Street, Heckmondwike








Private 205573, 4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Died 23rd November 1918 aged 33
Buried Earlsheaton Cemetery, Dewsbury
Husband of Edith Willett
Lived 60, Church Street, Heckmondwike

Private 27398, 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (The Green Howards)
Died 8th February 1917
No Known Grave Commemorated on the Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of William Sutcliffe and Theodosia Wilson
Lived 80a, Walkley Lane, Heckmondwike








Private 22483, 12th/6th Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 3rd July 1916 aged 33
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of William and Sarah Jane Winn
Lived 36, Brighton Street, Heckmondwike








Private Ply/21(S), Royal Marine Light Infantry
Died 3rd May 1915 aged 27
No Known Grave Commemorated Helles Memorial, Turkey
Husband of Jessie Wood
Lived Upper Beauregard Street, Heckmondwike








Private B/20296, 26th Battalion London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
Killed in Action 7th October 1916 aged 23
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of William Henry and Sarah Ann Wright
Lived 13, Laurel Mount, Heckmondwike








Private 4547, 1st/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)
Killed in Action 4th July 1916 aged 21
No Known Grave Commemorated  Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of Albert and Florence Wright
Lived Robin Lane, Kilpin Hill, Heckmondwike








Private 22484, 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers
Died 11th July 1916 aged 33
No Known Grave Commemorated Thiepval Memorial, Somme, France
Son of Arthur and Mary Yeadon
Lived 86, Cemetery Road, Heckmondwike