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Badsworth War Memorial

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H J Johnston, D.S.O. Lt. Col Horace James Johnston was born c.1866, the son of Francis John and Caroline Earle Johnston. He served in the Duke of Wellington's Regt., ( West Riding Regt.,) as a Lt. Colonel. In the census of 1891 Horace is living at the home of his brother in law, Richard Heywood Heywood Jones, a Magistrate, at Badsworth Hall. Horace was single and a Captain in the Duke of Wellington's Regt., and stating that he was born in Brighton. His sister, Violet Mary was also living with her in-law. By 1915 Horace had married Florence Hope. He was KIA on 7 August 1915 aged 49. During his Army service he had been awarded the D.S.O. He lies along side 549 other casualties and 150 men who are only remembered on a memorial in Hill 10 Cemetery, nr Azmak in Turkey.
S Bailey  
E Calvert Ernest Calvert was the son of William and Annie of Railway Cottages, Wrangbrook. He was born in 1886. Ernest's father was a shunter on the railway. In 1901 Ernest was one of 4 children. Ernest saw service in WW1 in the KOYLI and served as L/Cpl 29747. He was KIA on 26 August 1918 aged 22 and lies in Warlencourt British Cemetery along with over 1600 other casualties
W Calvert Walter Calvert, brother to Ernest and 3 years younger. He served in the York and Lancaster Regt., as Pte., 46133. He had formerly been 22610 in the West Riding Regt., Walter was KIA on 24 September 1918 aged 19 only 1 short month after the death of his brother. Walter lies in Trefcon British Cemetery, Caulaincourt, nr. St. Quentin
C Cross Charles Cross was the son of George and Sarah, born in 1896 in Wentbridge but in 1901 living with his parents and 5 siblings in Kirk Smeaton. Charles enlisted into the KOYLI in Pontefract and became 26227, Pte. He was KIA on 20 July 1918 aged 22 and is remembered on the Soissons Memorial. The memorial commemorates over 3800 men and officers who have no known resting place
H Cutt Harry was the son of John and Mary Cutt. Mary by 1901 was a widow raising her children and employed as a charwoman. Harry was working as a cattleman on a farm and they were living in Badsworth. Harry enlisted in Hemsworth into the Northumberland Fusiliers and became Pte., 21686. He was later transferred to the KOSB as Pte 40655. He was KIA on 22 October 1917 aged 35 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial. By this time his mother, Mary, was living at Bell Lane Terr., Ackworth Moor Top
W Cutt Wilfred, the brother of Harry was aged 9 in the census of 1901 and like his brothr, Harry was born in Upton. Wilfred joined the Leicestershire Regt., and became Pte., 203643. He died of wounds received on 22 October 1917- the same day as his brother. He lies along with 315 other casualties in Noeux-les-Mines Communal Cemetery Extension, near Bethune
J H Dent John Henry Dent was the son of Joseph and Annie Elizabeth who in 1901 were living in buildings at Rogerthorpe Manor, as Joseph was a coachman employed there. John Henry was born in Hampole in 1891. He joined the York and Lancs Regt., at Pontefract and became Cpl., 8304. He was KIA on 9 August 1915 aged 24 and is remembered on the Menin Gate Memorial, Ypres along with 54339 men of the Commonwealth who have no known grave and at 8pm every night are honoured under the memorial
R Eyre Reginald Arthur Eyre was the son of Arthur Augustus, a tailor and Sarah who in 1901 were living in Thorpe Audlin. Reginald was at the time 1 of 5 children all born in the village. Reginald joined the KOYLI and became Pte., 3649. He was KIA on 5 July 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Fallen.
W Handley Wilfred was the son of George and Edith. He was born in Badsworth in 1896. Wilfred enlisted in into the York and Lancaster Regt and became Pte 39042 and was KIA on 12 May 1917 aged 21. He is remembered on the memorial at Arras
A Hemming  
W Johnson D.C.M  
F Josh Possibly - Fred the son of Samuel and Fanny of North Elmsall who was born in 1891
* Lees  
S Lille  
A Lindsay Albert Lindsay was the son of James and Alice, he was born in 1893 in Thorpe Audlin. He enlisted in Ackwort, joining the KOYLI as Pte., 242016. He was KIA on 3 May 19187 and is remembered on the Arras Memorial
H Lister  
A Morton  
A Murgatroyd M.M. Alfred Murgatroyd was born in Ackworth and enlisted into the Royal Horse and Field Artillery as Dvr., 77538.. He died of wounds on 13 May 1917 aged 25 and is remembered at Laventie Military Cemetery, La Gorgue. Alfred was awarded the Military Medal during his service in WWI
W Pearsons  
P Pycock Percy Waldemar Pycock was the son of William M and Sophia Pycock who in 1901 were farming Low Grange Farm and 1 of 5 children. Percy enlisted into the RGA and rose to become a Sergeant and served as no. 37571. By the time Percy had been KIA on 8 May 1918 aged 23 his family were at Poplars Farm, Ackworth Moor Top. Percy is remembered at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery. Percy's medal award is not noted on the memorial but he gained the Military Medal for his services during WWI
J Rigby  
L Rosley  
S G Sharpe  
W Stoker Walter Stoker was the son of Edward and Annie, being born in 1896 in Ackworth. Walter enlisted in Doncaster, where he joined the Royal Engineers, becoming Spr., 144711. Walter was KIA on 30 March 1918 and is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial along with over 14,000 other Commonwealth identified casualties
E Thorpe  
W Wood  


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