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Rothwell War Memorial

 

 

 

The Great European War 1914 - 1918
   
Name
Additional Information
Harold Hy Abbishaw
Harold Henry was the son of Joseph Clayton and Emily of 7 Railway Terrace, Rothwell. Harrold enlisted into the Royal Scots Fusiliers, no 19147 in Leeds. He was KIA on 5 June 1917 aged 23 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial.
Harry Abel
Harry Abel was born in Wakefield, although he lived in Rothwell. He enlisted into the Lincolnshire Regt., no. 51685. He was KIA on 15 April 1918 and is rememberd at the Ploegsteert Memorial. He was possibly the son of William and Ellen who in 1901 were living in Hunslet.
James Wm Andrews
James William was, according to the census, born in Stanley, other sources have his birth place as Rothwell where he enlisted. James joined the KOYLI as no 12/3. He was KIA on 1 July 1917 aged 23 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial. The CWGC details say that James' mother was Elizabeth, living at Haigh road in 1916 When looking on the 1901 census you see that his father was called George and he was a colliery blacksmith. James, parents and 5 siblings were living at Victoria Avenue, Rothwell
Arthur Wm Armitage
Arthur William Was the son of James and Mary Elizabeth Armitage who in 1901 lived at Royds Farm. James was a starch merchant. By 1916 the family had moved to 'Clova' Harlow Oval, Harrogate. Arthur joined the KOYLI and was KIA on 1 October 1916 aged 28. He is remembered at Adanac MIlitary Cemetery, Miraumont near Albert along with 1477 other identified casualties and over 1700 who are 'known only unto God'.
Eric Armitage
No Further information
John E Baines
Possibly ~ a member of the Royal Horse Artillery, no 77850, who died on 26 May 1915 and is remembered at Boulogne Eastern Cemetery.
Selwyn Baines
Selwyn, the son of Albert Edward and Julia who in 1901 were living at Springfield Place, Rothwell with Selwyn's brother and sister. Selwyn enlisted in Rothwell, joining the KOYLI no 25574. He was KIA aged 20 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial along with over 72,000 others
Harry Barratt
Harry was the son of Harry and Eliza who in 1901 were living at Simpson Street, East Ardsley - Harry being one of 3 children and 4 boarders. Harry and the boarders all worked on the nearby railway. Harry joined the KOSB no 20493 but was later moved to the MGC no 143606. He died of wounds on 10 April 1918 aged 25 and is remembered at La Kreule Military Cemetery, Hazebrouck along with 576 Commonwealth casualties and 11 German. At this time his parents were living at Ida View, Stourton, previously living in Rothwell.
Christopher J Barker
Christopher James was the son of George and Annie Elizabeth who in 1901 were living at Fielton(?) Lane, Rothwell. No further infomation is known.
S T Duncan Batty
Samuel Thomas Duncan Batty was the son of Arthur (?) and Jane Batty - the family were living at Springfield Lane in 1901 and Arthur (?) was a Registrar for Birth and Deaths and an Asst. Overseer. Samuel enlisted into the West Yorkshrire Regt, in Leeds as no 15/126, but was KIA on 1 July 1906 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial
Louis B Bedford
Louis or Lewis as he is called on some sources was the son of James, a market gardener and Louisa Ann, who in 1901 were living at Westbury Terrace. Hunslet. By 1916 Louisa had now married a Lunn and was living at Haigh Avenue, Wood Lane, Rothwell. Louis enlisted in Wakefield into the Yorks LI no 6150 but was later in the MGC no 81808 but died of wounds on 25 April 1917 aged 22 and is remembered at Warlincourt Halte British Cemetery, Saulty, near Arrass along with 1,285 others including 29 German and French casualties.
William Benton
Possibly ~ William Benton, son of Jonas and Emma who in 1901 were living at 23 Wood Lane. He could have been a member of the W. Y Regiment who died on 11 October 1918 and is remembered at Iwuy Communal Cemetery near Cambrai.
Walter Bennett
Walter enlisted in Leeds into the R E's, 132737 and was with the 177th Tunneling Coy. Walter was KIA on 30 November 1915 and is remembered at the Menin Road South Military Cemetery.
Edward A Blacker
Edward Arthur was the son of Arthur and Ann Blacker who in 1918 were living at Garnet Terrace, Dewsbury Road, Leeds. Edward enlisted in York - joining the Prince of Wales's Own, no 37786. He died on 5 November 1918 aged 21 and is buried at Schoonselhof Cemetery, Antwerpen, along with over 1,500 others
William Hy Blacker
William Henry Blacker was born in Pontefract and enlisted in Wakefield, joining the West Yorkshire Regt., no 3/9862. He was KIA on 6 April 1915 and is remembered at Cabaret-Rouge British Cemetery, Souchez near Arras
Arthur Blackburn
Arthur in 1901 was living with his parents, Robert and Hannah and siblings in Main Street, Rothwell. Arthur was 21 being born in 1882 and a coal hewer like his father. . By 1918 Arthur had married Carrie and was living in Chapel St, Rothwell. Arthur enlisted in Rothwell, joining the West Yorkshire Regt. no 77822 and died on 2 October 1918 in England. He is buried in Holy Trinity Churcyard, Rothwell along with 4 other casualties
George Blackburn
George was the son of George and Emma who in 1901 were living at Whiteley Buildings. George, like his father worked at the local coal mine. George married Esther by 1916 and they were living at Coronation Yard, Carlton - next door to his parents. George enlisted into the Prince of Wales's Own no 21900. He was KIA on 1 July 1916 aged 33 and is like many others, remembered on the Thiepval Memorial.
John Wm Blackburn

John William was born in Rothwell and enlisted in Leeds, joining the Prince of Wales's Own no 306327. He was KIA on 13 August 1918 and is remembered at Cerisy-Gailly Military Cemetery, near Albert and is remembered along with 631 other casualties.

Charles Booth
Charles was born in 1877 and by 1916 had married and lived at Hollinhurst, Woodlesford. Charles enlisted in Leeds, joining the Prince of Wales's Own no 16246. He was KIA on 14 July 1916 aged 39 and is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial.
Harry Booth
Harry born in 1884 was the son of Reuben and Sarah who, in 1901 were living in Chapel St, Carlton. Also, in the household were Harry's brother Clifford aged 4, his grandmother Sarah aged 78 and Reuben's brother Frederick. Harry by 1918 had married Mary Ann and they were also living in the same street as his parents. He enlisted in Pontefract, joining the Loyal North Lancashire Regt., no 30216. He died of wounds on 31 May 1918 and is remembered at Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezincourt.
Ernest Bowers
Ernest was the son of Robert Bowers and the husband of Ada of Town Street, Carlton. Ernest was born in Bradford and enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI no 15422. He was KIA on 1 October 1916 aged 33 and is remembered along with many other on the Thiepval Memorial
Charlie Briggs
Charlie was the son of T B and S Briggs of Rothwell and the husband of Olive who lived at Penny Bank Street, Carlton Lane, Rothwell. He joined the Prince of Wales's Own no 306486 and was KIA on 20 July 1918 aged 26 and is remembered at Marvaux British Cemetery.
Arthur Broscombe
Arthur enlisted into the KOYLI no 3/9799. He died on 31 Oct 1914 and is remembered on Letouret Memorial
John Brook
John Brooke enlisted into the Royal Irish Rifles no 47706. He was formerly in the RAOC no 019396.He died on 1 September 1918 and is remembered at Sailly-saillisel.
Joseph Brook
No further information is known
Joseph Brown
Joseph was born in 1897 in Carlton. He enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI no 42992. He was KIA on 26 December 1917 aged 20 and is remembered at Cologne Southern Cemetery. He had formerly beein in the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artilliery. His next of kin was his mother, now Mrs N Stroud of New Road, Great Bridge, Tipton.
Herbert Bulmer
Herbert was the son of John and Elizabeth Bulmer who in 1901 were living at 7 Holmes Square, Rothwell. Herbert enlisted in Wakefield, joining the RASC no M/304330. He died in England and is buried at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rothwell.
Walter Bulmer
Walter was the son of Charles and Mary Bulmer who in 1901 were living at New Road, Carlton, along with his brothers and sisters. He enlisted in Leeds, joining the West Yorks Regt., no 12736 and later joined the MGC no 3357. He died on 20 July 1918 aged 32, He is remembered at Cologne Southern Cemetery.
Samuel Bussey
No further information is known
John Wm Cadman
John William Cadman was the son of William and Annie Eliza of 8 Haigh Avenue, Rothwell. He was born in Castleford and enlisted in Leeds, joining the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artilliery, no 115503. He was KIA on 26 August 1918 aged 22 and is remembered at Flatiron Copse Cemetery, Mametz
Thomas Capon
No further information is known
Tom Clarkson

Tom was the son of John Thomas and Eliza Clarkson who in 1901 were living at Ascot Terrace, Leeds, with 6 children and Mary John's mother aged 65. By 1918 Tom had enlisted into the Corps of Royal Engineers no 178254. He died on 27 May 1918 aged 35 and is remembered at Soissons Memorial. He left a widow, Emily who lived at Durley Road, South Shore, Blackpool

Henry Clarkson
Henry in 1901 was living with his grandparents, John William and Sarah, along with 8 of his aunts and uncles at Castlegate, Carlton. By 1918 Henry was still with his grandparents who were now at Low Royds Green, Woodlesford. Henry enlisted in Pontefract where he joined the KOYLI no 53281. He was KIA on 18 September 1918 aged only 19 and he is remembered at Vis-en-Artois Memorial, near Arras. He is remembered along with nearly 10,000 other casualties.
William Clayton
No further information is known
Leonard Crossley
No further information is known
Arthur Dobson
Arthur was the son of Benjamin Dobson and Mrs E A Dobson who in 1906 were living on Commercial Street, Rothwell. Arthur enlisted in Leeds and joined the KOYLI no 37722. He was KIA on 16 September 1916 aged 20 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial
Frank R Dobson
Frank Rayner Dobson was the son of John and Sarah Jane Dobson of Carlton. In 1901 the family, including Franks, brother and sisters were living at Ouzlewell Green - John being a farmer. By 1918 the family were at Green End Farm, Carlton. Frank joined the York and Lancaster Regiment and became a 2nd Lieut. He was KIA on 28 October 1918 aged 30. He is remembered at Pont-D'Achelles Military Cemetery, Nieppe
Charlie Wm Elliott
No further information is known
Jim F Elliott
No further information is known
Fred Firth
Fred was the son of Albert and Jemina Firth of Rothwell. In 1901 the family of 12 were living in Holmes Street - Albert being a labourer in the local coal mine. Fed at this time was only 4 and had 3 younger siblings. Fred enlisted in Leeds, joining the Royal Horse and Royal Field Artilliery, Cpl., 88805. He died on 5 September 1918 aged 22 and he is remembered at Terlincthun British Cemetery, Wimille.
James Fox
James was the son of Richard and Jane Ann Fox who in 1901 were living at 3 Waggon Yard, Rothwell with 5 children. Richard worked at the local coal mine. William Fox and his family lived next door at no. 4. James enlisted in Wakefield - joining the Grenadier Guards as Gdsn 26369. He was KIA on 14 July 1917 aged 20. He is remembered at Bleuet Farm Cemetery near Ypres. He lied alongside 441 casualties from The Great War and 9 casualties from the Allied Retreat to Dunkirk in May of 1940.
George Wm Garratt
No further information is known
Archie Hainsworth
Archie was born in 1897, in Carlton, the son of Mrs L A Goodall ( formerly Hainsworth) of Chapel Street, Rothwell. Archie enlisted in Pontefract into the KOYLI no 26372. He was KIA on 1 July 1917 and is remembered at Serre Road Cemetery No. 2. He lied along with over 7,000 casualties of these 4,944 are Known only to their God.
John Harrison
John was born in Rothwell and enlisted into theWest Yorkshire Regt., in Pontefract, no 12545. He was later in the RE's no 79977. He was KIA on 17 February 1916 and is remembered at the Loos Memorial.
Joseph C Heaton
Joseph Copley Heaton born 1897, was the son of Charles and Sarah Ann Heaton, who in 1901 were living at Cross Street, Rothwell. Charles was a butcher. Joseph enlisted in Colsterdale, where the Leeds Pals trained. He joined the Prince of Wales's Own and became Pte., 15/1681. He was KIA on 11 July 1916 and is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial
Ernest Hinchliffe
Ernest enlisted into the Prince of Wales's Own in York. He was died on 22 September 1914 and is remembered at La Ferte-sous-Jouarre Memorial
Charles H Horner
Charles, born in 1878 in Holbeck, was the son of William and Sarah Horner. In 1901 Charles was with his mother, brother John and sister Mary. William was not in the house on census night. Charles enlisted in Leeds, joining the Prince of Wales's Own and becoming Pte., 17822. He was KIA on 27 September 1916 aged 38 and is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial. He left a widow Ethel.
Henry Jackson
No further information is known
Leonard Johnson
Leonard was the son of William and Agnes Johnson. In 1901 William and Agnes were living at John O' Gaunts with their 7 children. William was a street lamplighter and his boys worked as either :- quarrymen, cowman, drapers erand boy, Leonard was a market gardener, only Agnes aged 10 did not work. Leonard enlisted into the KOYLI as Pte., 30021 and on the 9 March 1819 died. He is remembered at the Cologne Southern Cemetery, Germany and lies alongside 3294 known and unknown casualties.
John H Judson
John Herbert Judson was the son of John and Eliza. When the 1901 census was taken Eliza was a widow with Elizabeth, 18 ; John Herbert, 16 ; Selwyn Abraham, 9 and Andrew Chadwick, brother ( Eliza's brother) who was living on his own means. John Herbert enlisted into the Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own as Cpl., 20707. He died of wounds aged 31 on 3 July 1916 and is remembered at La Neuville British Cemetery, Corbie.
Joseph Kendrew
Joseph was the son of Alfred and Hannah who lived in Carlton. He enlisted in Castleford, joining the West Yorkshire Regt., as Pte., 19437. He died of wounds on 10 September 1916 amd is remembered at Warloy-Baillon Communal Cemetery Extension.
Frank Kirby
No further information is known
John Lake
Was born in Carlton and in 1901 lived with his parents Thomas, a butcher and Mary Alice and siblings. He enlisted in Rothwell, joining the KOYLI as no 53277. He was KIA on 3 October 1918 aged 23 and is remembered at Vis-En-Artois Memorial
Thomas Wm Lake
Thomas William in 1901 was living at Cone (?) Street with his parents Samuel, a Canal Carrier, and Mary plus his siblings Sarah, Annie and Alice. He enlisted in Leeds, joining the Prince of Wales's Own as Pte., 15/565. He was KIA on 1 July 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial, along with many others who gave the supreme sacrifice on The First Day of the Battle of The Somme.
Cecil Lancaster
Cecil served in the West Yorkshire Regt., no 307557. He was KIA on 17 May 1918 and is remembered at Vienvillers Military Cemetery. He left a widow who lived at 146 Wood Lane, Rothwell.
Walter Lancaster
Walter served in the Alexandra, Princes of Wales's Own and rose to the rank of Sergt serving as no 8251. He was KIA on 22 March 1918 and he is remembered at Pozieres Memorial
John P Leahy
No further information is known
Fred Lewis
In 1901 Frederick Richard Lewis was living with his parents Richard H and Alice and his 2 siblings, Harriet and Herbert. Richard was a print compositor. Frederidck enlisted in Leeds, joining the Prince of Wales's Own as Pte., 15/587. He died of wounds while at sea and is buried at Holbeck Cemetery, Leeds along with 86 casualties.
Allen Longley
Allen was the son of Richard Allen Longley and Gertruce Maud who in 1901 were living at Fielton (?) Street, Rothwell. Richard was a gardener and the family consisted of Richard, Gertruce, Emily aged 7 and Allen 6. Allen enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI as Pte 47484. He was KIA on 23 April 1918 aged 22. He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. By this time his parents were now living at the White Hart Hotel, Adwalton, Drighlington.
Cecil Lunn
No further information is known
George Lunn
George was the son of Walter and Annie Lunn who in 1917 were living at Temple Avenue, Bullough Lane, Rothwell. George enlisted in the Kings (Liverpool Regt) no 235061. He was KIA on 31 July 1917 aged 19. He is remembered at the Memin Gate Memorial. Prior to being in the Kings Regt., George had served in the YLI, no 30270
Harry Mawson
Harry was the son of John and Hannah and husband of Ethel, of North Fields, Rothwell Haigh. Harry had been born in Leeds but enlisted in Rothwell, joining the Prince of Wales's Own, as Pte 306466. He died on 23 June 1918 and is buried at Hamburg Cemetery.
Ernest McWilliam
Ernest was born in Whitkerk(Whitkirk), resided in Rothwell, but enlisted in Leeds where he joined the RAMC as no 403650. He died of wounds on 3 November 1918 and is remembered at Romeries Communal Cemetery Extension.
Fred Moss
Fred was the son of Amox and Phebe Moss, who in 1901 were living at Butcher Lane. Fred had 4 brothers and sisters living with him. He enlisted into the RE's and became Spr., 159962. He was KIA on 21 November 1917 and is remembered at the Cambrai Memorial
Charles Nellist
Charles was the son of Ralph and Elizabeth Nellist and husband of Gertruce of Carlton Lane, Rothwell. Charles was born in Pudsey and enlisted in Leeds, joining the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and becoming Sergt., 24333. He was KIA in the Serbian theatre of war and is remembered at Karasouli Military Cemetery in Greece.
Albert Newton
Albert was born in Rothwell and when of age enlisted in the town, joining the Prince of Wales's Own as Pte 32185. He was KIA on 26 October 1916 amd is remembered ag Guard's Cemetery, Lesboeufs near Albert.
Harry Nickols
No further information is known
William H Nunns
Jesse and Annie Kate of Wood Lane, were the parents of William H Nunns who enlisted in Leeds, He was KIA on 24 March 1918 aged 21. He is remembered at the Memorial in Arras. William had served with the Seaforth Highlanders as L/Cpl., 241277.
Norman Parker
Norman was born in Rothwell and enlisted in Leeds to the Prince of Wales's Own Regt., as Pte 14251. He was KIA on 26 September 1915 aged 27. He is remembered on the Loos Memorial
John Priestley
John, born in Rothwell joined the Prince of Wales's Own Regt no 306639 in Leeds and rose to become a Sergeant. He was KIA on 22 November 1917and is remembered on the Cambrai Memorial, Louverval.
Edward Priestley
Edward enlisted in Leeds to the KOYLI, no 25884. He died of wounds on 19 August 1918 aged 19 and is remembered at Quarry Cemetery, Montauban near Albert one of 740 identified and unidentified casualties.
Alfred Randall
No further information is known
William Riley
No further information is known
Harry Routledge
Harry lived in Rothwell, but sources state that he was born in Belfast. He enlisted in Leeds, joining the Alexandra Princes of Wales's Own as Pte., 12282. He was KIA on 23 November 1917 and is remembered at the Memorial Cambrai, Loverval.
John O Scaife
No further information is known
Edwin Shearman
Edwin was the son of Tom and Frances Shearman. By 1918 Edwin had married Annie and they were living in Marlborough Street, Wakefield. He enlisted in Rothwell, joining the Sherwood Foresters as Pte., 103510. He was KIA on 21 April 1918 and is remembered at Aveluy Wood Cemetery, Mesnil-Martinsart near Albert. Edwin has previously been in the ASC as no 266034.
Luther H Sheldon
Luther Henry Sheldon was the son of John and Mary Harriet and brother to Annie 25, Edith 23, Rhoda Emily 11 and Ernest 21. The family in 1901 were living at Swithen Street, Rothwell. By 1918 Luther had married Gertie and they were living at West Hall View, Royds Green. Luther joined the KOYLI in Leeds becoming Pte., 33362. He was KIA on 24 October 1918 aged 32. He is remembered at St Souplet British Cemetery. Luther had been awarded the MM and Bar
Tom Slimmons
No further information
Arthur Smales
Arthur, born in 1900,was the son of Tom and Alice Smales, who in 1901 were living in Waggon Yard, Rothwell. Arthur was one of 7 children. He enlisted in Wakefield, joining the West Riding Regt., no 32261, later being transfered into the KOYLI no 58084. He was KIA on 12 September 1918 only 18 years old. He is remembered at Hermies Hill British Cemetery near Bapaume along with over 700 identified casualties.
Joe Smales
Joe, was the brother of Arthur and born in 1893. He like Arthur enlisted in Wakefield, joining the Prince of Wales's Own, no 28511. He died on 3 August 1918 only a few short weeks before his younger brother. He is buried at Niederzwehren Cemetery, Kassel, Germany. In certain sources his name is spelt Smailes
David C Smith
No further information
Samuel Smith
Possibly ~ Samuel Smith son of Joseph and Mary of Hunslet. KIA on 29 March 1918 aged 22 and remembered at Pozieres Memorial
Frank C Thompson
No further information
Thomas Tiffany
Thomas was the son of Christopher and Florence of Meynell Ave., Rothwell. He was born in Carlton and enlisted in Leeds, joining the KOYLI as no 53463. He was KIA on 18 September 1818 aged 20. He is remembered on the Vis-en-Artois Memorial near Arras.
George B Turner
George Bailey Turner was born in Hunslet but resided in Rothwell Haigh. He was the son of Henry and Mary Turner. George enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI no 33978, he was transfered to the DLI no 52260. George was KIA on 27 March 1918 aged 26 and is remembered at Pozieres Memorial.
Alfred Varley
No further information.
Wesley Varley
Wesley was the son of Joseph and Emma who in 1901 were living at Cowl ? Street. No further information.
Wilfred Varley
In 1901 Wilfred lived in Victoria Mount, Rothwell with his parents, William and Elizabeth and his 5 brothers and sisters. He enlisted in Rothwell, joining the KOYLI as no 205371. He was KIA on 26 April 1918 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial
Augustus Vinton

Augustus was 17 in 1901 when the census was taken. He was living with his parents, Oliver and Florence and his 2 siblings at Church Street, Rothwell. He had been born in Mirfield. Augustus enlisted in Rothwell joining the DLI as Pte 7221. He had married Beatrice Ellen and they lived at 10 Meynell Avenue, Rothwell. He was the manager of the boot and shoe department in the Co-op at Rothwell. Augustus died of wounds on 14 November 1916 aged 33. He is remembered at St Sever Cemetery Extension, Rouen. He rests with over 8,500 identified casualties. He is mentioned on the family headstone in the local cemetery.

Jack Walsh
No further information.
Arthur Ward
Arthur was born in Rothwell and enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI as Pte., 52783. He died of wounds on 7 November 1918 and is remembered at Vis-en-Artois Memorial.
Ernest Watson
In 1901 Ernest was living with his parents, James and Martha andhis sister Lily at Low Valley, Middleton. He had been born in Hunslet but by the time of the Great War, he was living in Oulton. He joined the Duke of Wellington's Regt., in Wakefield no 52015 but was KIA on 4 November 1918 and is remembered at Ghissingnies British Cemetery in Northern France.
Wilfred Watson
Wilfred was born in Carlton and enlisted in Wakefield, joining the East Yorkshire Regt., no 37065. He was KIA on 29 March 1918 and is remembered at Denain Communal Cemetery.
Herbert E Watkin
No further information.
Arthur Wiles
Arthur was the son of Mrs & Mrs Robert Wiles of Marsh Street. He enlisted in Pontefract, joining the East Kent Regt., (The Buffs), no G/12863. He had formerly been in the Sussex Regt., Cyclist Battn., no 2451. Arthur was KIA on 30 March 1917 and is remembered at Maroc British Cemetery, Grenay.
William Wood
No further information.
James H Wolford
James was born in Carlton and enlisted into the Prince of Wales's Own no 18429 in Leeds. He was KIA on 12 April 1917 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial
William Wrigglesworth
William was born and enlisted in Wakefield, joining the KOYLI as no 17215. He had married and lived at 3 Pumps Fold, Rothwell. William was KIA on 21 September 1915 and is remembered at X Farm Cemetery, La Chapelle-D'Armentieres.,
   
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Alan Abram
Alan was the son of William and Annie and husband of Edith of Swillington. He served in the KOYLI no 4692566 as a Serjeant. He is remembered at Salerno War Cemetery
Clifford Bayliss
Clifford was the son of Alfred and Elizabeth. He enlisted in the Coldstream Guards and became a L/Sergt., He died on 7 August 1944 and is remembered at the Bayeux Memorial
William Benton
William served in the Louth Lancashire Regt., as no 14202503. He was the son of Henry and Lily who lived in Rothwell. William died on 6 June 1944, D. Day, aged 21 and is remembered at Bayeux War Cemetery.
Cyril Blackburn
Cyril, the son of Fred and Emma enlisted in the York and Lancaster Regt., as Pte., 4758846. He died on 5 January 1944 aged 21 and is remembered at the Cassino War Cemetery.
William Boore
William Harvey Boore, served as a Sub-Lieutenant in the RNVR, on HMS Glory. He was the son of Reginald and Ellen Boore of Rothwell. He died on 26 April 1946 aged 22 and is buried at Newcastle (Sandgate) War Cemetery, New South Wales, along with 73 other identified casualties.
William Boulton
No further information.
Kenneth Brighton
Kenneth, son of Albert and Alice of Rothwell, served in the RAFVR as no 1001920. He died on 11 December 1942 aged 21 and is remembered at Khayat Beach War Cemetery, near Haifa, Israel along with 875 identified casualties
Frank Buttery
Frank was the son of Albert and Edith Buttery of Rothwell and husband to Winifred also of Rothwell. Frank served in the Coldstream Guards no 2663181. He died on 23 April 1945 aged 33 and is remembered at Argenta Gap War Cemetery, Italy, along with over 600 identified casualties
Arthur Buttle
Arthur served as Ordinary Seaman C/JX254060,in the Royal Navy onboard HMS Raleigh. He was the son of Frank and Elizabeth Buttle of Rothwell. He died on 28 April 1941 aged 18 and is buried at Torpoint (Horson) Cemetery, Cornwall. This cemetery contain 65 casualties who were killed in an air attack on the naval camp - HMS Raleigh on 28th April 1941. There are a further 9 identified casualties.
Derek Charlesworth
Derek was the son of Rowland and Ada Charlesworth of Rothwell. He served in the RAFVR as Sergeant 1684079. He died on 3 August 1943 and is remembered along with over 20,000 other airmen at the Runnymede Memorial who have no known resting place
Harry Cookman
Harry, the son of Robert and Jane Cookman of Robin Hood. He served in the RAFVR as no 1451038. He also is remembered on the Runnymede Memorial
Cyril Dacre
Cyril, the son of Arthur and Rose Dacre of Rothwell served in the Pioneer Corps, no 13056652. He was also the husband of Kathleen. Cyril died on 14 March 1945 aged 26 and is remembered at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery, only 10km south east of Nijmegen.
John Dalton
No further information.
John Dickinson
No further information.
Alfred Dungey
No further information.
Harry Greaves
No further information.
Geoffrey Gunning
Geoffrey during WWII was a Second Radio Officer in the Merchant Navy, serving on SS Waziristan (Newcastle-upon-Tyne). He was the son of John and Mabel of Woodlesford and died on 2 January 1942 aged 19. He is remembered at Tower Hill Memorial
Ronald Hainsworth
Ronald served in the Royal Artillery as no 808785. He was the son of George and Bertha of Rothwell. He died on 1 June 1940 aged 27 and is remembered at Marquise Communal Cemetery
Frank Hammil
Frank was the son of James and Bertha Hammil of Rothwell. He served in the Royal Navy, no R/JX222085 on board HMS Settsu. He died on 8 March 1942 aged 22 and is buried at Holy Trinity Churchyard, Rothwell.
Ernest Hudson
No further information.
Dennis Hughes
No further information.
Fred Jackson
No further information.
Norman Jackson
No further information.
Jack Morgan
No further information.
Billy Cooper
No further information.
Alven Idle
Alven was the son of Mr Alfred and Mrs C O Idle of Rothwell. He served in the KOYLI as L/Cpl., 4534639. He died on 16 July 1944 aged 33 and is remembered at St Manview War Cemetery, Cheux.
Jack Idle
Possibly, the brother of Alven. Jack was the son of Alfred and Cissy Idle of Rothwell. He served in the RA no 870467. He died on 19 December 1941 aged 22 and is remembered at the Sai Wan Memorial, Cape Collinson Road in the north east of Hong Kong Island. He lies with over 2000 identified casualties following the fall of Hong Kong on Christmas Day 1941.
Reginald Smith
No further information.
Clifford Nunns

Clifford was the son of Albert and Gertrude Nunns of Rothwell. He served as an Ordinary Telegraphist in the Royal Navy as no D/JX258296, onboard HMS Montbretia. He died on 18 November 1942 aged 27 and is remembered on the Plyouth Naval Memorial along with over 23,000 other casualties. He was awarded the Norwegian War Medal

Frank Parkin
No further information.
Lloyd Portray
Thomas Lloyd Portrey as he is known in various sources was the son of Albert and Margaret and the husband of Agnes Portrey of Rothwell. He served in the RAFVR as Sergeant (W.Op/Air Gnr), no 1030622. He died on 30 May 1943 aged 30 and is remembered at Schaffen Communal Cemetery
Norman Simpson
Norman served as no 1899388 in the Royal Engineers. He died on 11 July 1940 aged 34 and is remembered at Melbourne Cemetery. He left a wife, Kathleen from Garforth.
Ronald Hayward Smith
Ronald served in the RAFVR's no 14065715 as a Sergeant (W.Op/Air Gnr). He was the son of Thomas and Ida Smith of Rothwell. He died on 25 June 1942 and is remembered at Aneland General Cemetery
Dennis Taylor
No further information.
Frank Coman Thompson
Frank was the son of Frank and Ellen Thompson and husband of Marion from Leeds. He served in the RE's no 1918537 and died on 27 July 1944 aged 31. He is remembered at Assisi War Cemetery, Italy
Christopher Tiffany
No further information.
Fred Ward
No further information.
Harold Ward
No further information.
Jack Ward
No further information.
Willie Ackroyd Wainwright
Willie Ackroyd Wainwright served in the RAFVR as Sergt., 1435595. He was the son of Alfred and Mary Wainwright of Rothwell. He died on 17 March 1943 aged 21 and is remembered at the Malta Memorial
Harry Wilkinson
No further information.
Henry Woolford
No further information.

 

The men that worked for England they have their graves at home and bees and birds of England above the cross can roam.

But they that fought for England, following a falling star. Alas, alas, for England they have their graves afar

extract from a poem by G K Chesterton

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