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Additional information

for the men of Horbury who served in the South African War 1899 - 1902

Augustus Baines During the census of 1891 Augustus is living with his grandmother, Ellen - a widow, and three of her children at Cross Field House, Highfield Road, Horbury. Augustus was 19 and apprenticed to an ironmonger
James Barber Poss : James the son of David & Elizabeth of Queen Street, Horbury. James in 1891 was 14 years of age and a labourer at the Iron Works. Strangely enough he was living next to members of my family, the Binns
Andrew Bennett No further information
Luke Blacker Luke lived at School Lane, Horbury with Luke and Elizabeth Blacker, he is stated as being a step son, aged 17 and a woollen spinner
George Blackmoor No further information
James H Burton In the 1891 census James is 16 and living with his father Jno a widower and his two siblings. James was born in nearby Flockton but the 1891 was living at Broad ****.
Samuel Cook Samuel was living in the household of David White and his wife, with his elder brother William. William was a labourer at the ironworks while Samuel aged 10 was a school boy.
Edgar Charlesworth Edgar was born in Horbury but by 1891a harrier in a coal mine and he was living with Henry Fisher a coal miner and his family in Lower Whitley.
Thomas Charlesworth Was the son of George & Sarah Charlesworth the publicans at the Ship Inn, Horbury Bridge. Thomas aged 14 was classed as a clerk and born at Batley Carr.
Cyrus Septimus Eland No further information
William Exley Poss : William the son of George & Mary. George was an insurance agent and lived with his family at Park Street. William aged 25 is referred to as a coal miner being born at Crigglestone
Frederick Fletcher No further information
John H Goldthorpe In 1891 John was 19 and living with his widowed mother Bessie at 1 Vicar Lane. John worked as an iron worker building railway waggons, probably at Horbury Junction
Alfred Haigh Alfred lived with his family in 1891 - parents, Joshua and Sarah and his 3 brothers and neice Alice at 16 Northgate..
Walter Hanson In 1891 Walter was working at the pit with his father, John. Sharing the house at 20 Church Street were John & Martha Hanson and 6 children
Benjamin Harrop Poss : Benjamin Harrop born in Alverthorpe. In 1891 he was 34, a draper and living with his wife and children
Chas. Edward Hodgson No further information
J Holdroyd Poss : J Holdroyd of Mirfield who in 1891, was a plumber and living with his widowed mother and 3 sisters at Stocksbank, Mirfield
John Hornby Poss : John Hornby who at 8 years of age in 1891 was living with his widowed father as boarders of the Smith family at 9 School Yard Chambers. Mr Smith was a Blacksmith and John's father John W worked for his as his striker
Tom Mountain No further information
John Murgatroyd No further information
Samuel Musgrave In 1891 Samuel was 13 and a scholar living with his parents Robert and Diana and 3 siblings at 9 Golden Square, Horbury
Robert Ernest Payne No further information
Harry Ripley No further information
Arthur Smith Arthur and his brother Alfred were living in 1891 with their widowed grandmother Eliza aged 75 and her daughter Eliza A. Grandma has no occupation but Eliza A is listed as a worsted rover. Alfred is a woolsorter and Arthur a gardener
John Tordoff No further information
Lewis Yates Poss : Lewis Yates was born in Horbury in 1869 and by 1891 was living with his young wife, Emily and two young daughters - Mary E M  and Minnie S.Lewis worked as a foreman in a glass bottle warehouse. 1901 saw Lewis a mason's labourer still with two children - Mary E M and Emily S aged 3. If this is the correct Lewis he would have joined the army after the time of the census.




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