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Warmfield-cum-Heath War Memorial

Name Additional information - if  known
T. Bastow Thomas although being born in Barnsley lived in the village of Heath.  He enlisted in Wakefield into the Royal Engineers no 144559, formerly being in no1 Seige Coy. R.A.R.E.  He was KIA on 9 May 1918 aged 31 and is remembered at Franvillers Communal Cemetery.
H Booth No further information known to confirm identity
W Creswick No further information known to confirm identity
W C Foster Possibly joined the Royal Engineers no 67195 and was died on 23 October 1919 and is remembered at Hitchen Cemetery
J Gill No further information known to confirm identity
E Hanson Ernest Hanson was born in Warmfield and enlisted in nearby Normanton where he joined the KOYLI as no 17309. He was KIA on 1 July 1906 and is remembered at Blighty Valley Cemetery, Authuile Wood.
C W Higgins Charles William was born in Warmfield and enlisted in nearby Normanton where he joined the KOYLI as no 15191.  He was the son of William Thomas and Emma Jane of 44 Green Bank Road, Altofts.  He was KIA on 3 October 1916 and is remembered at the Thiepval Memorial
H Johnson No further information known to confirm identity
F Leach No further information known to confirm identity
F Stanley No further information known to confirm identity
T Rhodes Possibly Thomas Rhodes born in Normanton who also enlisted in the town, joining the KOYLI as no 15583.  He was KIA on 5 August 1916 and is remembered at Faubourg D'Amiens Cemetery, Arras
E Oates No further information known to confirm identity
F Taylor No further information known to confirm identity
H Teal Harry was the son of Amox and Hanna of Cross Hills, Warmfield although he enlisted in Leeds where he joined the Royal Field Artillery no 775466.  He died of wounds received on 13 April 1917 aged 23 and is remembered at Archiet-le-Grand Communal Cemetery.
G S Walley Geoffrey Stephen was the son of the Rev Stephen and Mrs Walley of Hardingham Rectory, Norfolk, but Geoffrey had been born in the village of Kirkthorpe. He enlisted into the Kings Royal Rifle Corps and became a |Lieutenant.  He died of wounds on 20 August 1916 aged 24 and is remembered at Dernancourt Communal Cemetery
M Batty Mark Batty who was born in Warmfield and enlisted into the KOYLI as no 30129 in Wakefield.  He was KIA on 23 January 1917 and is remembered at Railway Dugouts Burial Ground
P Butcher Percival was the son of Benjamin and Maria of Warmfield.  He enlisted in Normanton, joining the KOYLI as no 3189 and was KIA aged 19 on 28 December 1915.  He is remembered at Bard Cottage Cemetery
R Doyle No further information known to confirm identity
F Fox Fred was the son of Everard Fox of Warmfield Common.  According to records he was born in Wakefield, resided in Wakefield and enlisted in the same town.  He joined the Royal Fusiliers no 18138 and died of wounds on 29 September 1916 and is buried in St Peters, Warmfield.
H H Raven No further information known to confirm identity
I Hewitt Isaac Hewitt was the son of the late Isaac Hewitt and Jane of Kirkthorpe, Wakefield.  He is recorded as being born at Bottomboat and enlisting in Normanton into the KOYLI no 15284.  Isaac was KIA on 18 August 1916 aged 21 and is remembered at Loos Memorial
L E Horncastle Lionel Edward Horncastle enlisted in Normanton, joining the KOYLI where he rose to the rank of Sergeant no 200889.  He died of wounds recieved on 24 September 1917 and is remembered at Grevillers British Cemetery
W Jowitt Wilfred was the son of Ernest Jowitt of Frobisher Row, Warmfield where he was born.  He enlisted in Normanton, joining the Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regt.) no 242067.  He was KIA age 21 and is remembered at the Cambrail Memorial, Louverval
C W Nicholson Charles Wilfred Milner Nicholson was the son of Charles Henry and Clara of Lower Holme, Baildon.  It is stated that he was born in Almondbury on one record but that he was a native of Heath on other sources.  He enlisted in Wakefield but resided in Bradford.  He joined the Highland Light Infantry no 41406 and was KIA aged 21 on 19 August 1917.  He is remembered at Templeux-le-Guerard British Cemetery
F Goddard Fred was the son of Alfred and Priscilla Goddard of Frobisher Row, Warmfield.  He enlisted in Normanton, joining the Royal Field Artillery no 10725.  He died of wounds and is remembered at Coxyde Military Cemetery
G H Sorby George Henry Sorby was the son of James and Elizabeth of Frobisher Row, Warmfield.  He enlisted in Normanton where he joined the KOYLI no 15766.  He was KIA aged 23 on 22 October 1917 and is remembered at the Memorial at Tyne Cot
H Stanley Possibly Harry Stanley who joined the KOYLI no 201095 and was KIA on 12 May 1917 being remembered on the Memorial at Arras
H Taylor No further information known to confirm identity
 R E Tennant No further information known to confirm identity
A Wood No further information known to confirm identity

 

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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