St Paul's Roll of Honour
Hanging Heaton

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The East Window and this panel were given to our
restored church by our men, women and children
To the Glory of God and in Sacred Memory of
Name Additional information being added gradually
W Allerton William served in the Royal Horse Artillery and Royal Field Artillery as 712 Battery Sargeant Major. He stated he was born in Bramley, lived in the Soothill area of Batley and enlisted in Heckmondwike on 10 May 1909 - he had served over 7 years in the Territorial. William is described as 5" 8½" tall with blue eyes and brown hair. William was 27 years old when he died of wounds on 3 September 1916 and he rests in Acheux British Cemetery along with 179 other casualties of war. A letter dated April 1917 instructs any personal belonging og BSM Allerton to be despatched to Mr Joe Allerton c/o H Whitfield Esq., Commercial St, Batley
E Armitage  
S Atkins  
J Bailey  
E H Bateman  
F Beswick Fred was born in 1899 in Batley, the son of James and Clara, who in 1901 were living with Harriet Watson, widow and mother of Clara at Queen St, Batley. Fred served as 47499 in the Leicestershire Regiment, to which he enlisted in Batley while living in Dewsbury. He was KIA on 3 October 1918 aged 19 and rests in Busigny Communal Cemetery Extension along with over 700 casualties - of which 64 are known only unto their God
W Bray  
A Brearey Possibly - Arnold Brooke Brearey who was born in Nether Soothill in 1896, the son of Ernest and Emily. He served as Pte 21/546 in the West Yorkshire Regiment and was KIA on 16 June 1917 aged 21 and rests in St Nicolas British Cemetery
E Brearey Edward was born in 1899 in Hanging Heaton , the son of Henry Brearey and his wife, Laura. Henry describes his occupation in the 1901 census as that of farmers son - could be his father is living next door who describes himself as farmer - both being born in Hanging Heaton. On enlistment Edward became Pte 60829 in the West Yorkshire Regiment. Edward was KIA on 29 May 1918 aged 19 and he rests is insribed on the Soisson Memorial along with over 3800 who have no known grave
D Bree  
E Broadhead  
P Calvert  
G A Cartwright  
F Collinson  
A Crossley  
B Crowther  
B J Darton Bertram James Darton was born in 1895 in Dewsbury, the son of Charles and Martha. The family eventually moved to Highgate St, Hanging Heaton. Bertram enlisted into the Yorks & Lancs and became 204649, he was transferred to the Duke of Wellington's where he became Pte 325021. Bertram died of wounds on 27 April 1918 aged 23 and rests in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery along with over 5400 other casualties from both World Wars
J S Denton  
J B Dixon  
J C Dixon  
S Dixon  
A Eagleton Arthur Eagleton was possibly born in 1879, the son of Stephen and Clara of Leeds - in 1891 the family lived in Thackray Street, where Stephen worked as a tailor. In 1901 Arthur was a visitor at 37 Clerk Green, Batley in the home of William Ryan, a journeyman tailor, Arthur was by now a tailor's presser. Arthur enlisted in Bradford and became Pte 7145 in the Yorks & Lancs. He was KIA on 11 April 1915 and is remembered, along with many young men from the Commonwealth whose final resting place is not know, on the Menin Gate Memorial to the Missing
E Ellis  
J J Ellis  
D Firth  
P B France  
F Gamble  
A Gillson Possibly - Arthur Gillson, son of Thomas and Ellen of Ossett who was born in 1895. He served in the KOYLI's 1/4 btn as Pte 4852. He died on 12 July 1916 aged 19 and he rests in Puchevillers British Cemetery
W Hatfield  
F Haythorne Fred was born in 1894, the son of Harry and Sarah. He served as Pte 17490 in the Labour Coy. - he had transfered from the Yorks L I where he was 2949. Fred died on 28 March 1918 aged 24 and he rests in Aire Communal Cemetery along with over 900 casualties, including 21 from WWII
S Heaps Sam was born in 1887, the son of Tom and Mary Ann of Primrose Hill, Batley. Sam served as 12/1018 Pte, in the KOYLI. Sam was KIA on 1 July 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme and he is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing
F Hemingway Fred was born in Hanging Heaton in 1891 the son of Charles and Elizabeth who in 1918 lived at Common Side, Hanging Heaton. He served in the DLI as 301743 Pte Hemingway, F. Fred was KIA on 27 May 1918 aged 27 and is remembered on the Soissons Memorial. Along with over 3800 other young men
T H Hemingway Thomas Henry Hemingway was born in 1888, the son of Charles and Elizabeth Hemingway. He served in the Duke of Wellington's Regt., as Pte 269048 and died on 27 October 1918 aged 30. He rests in Tezze British Cemetery, Italy along with over 330 other casualties, many being drowned when bridges built for river crossing frequently broke due to strong river durrents.
J Hill  
P Hill  
J H Hirst  
G H Hornsby  
F Hudson  
C G Ineson  
E Inman  
J Jackson  
J Jennings  
E Jessop  
J C Kendall  
T E Kershaw  
W Labourn William was born in Dewsbury in 1895 and enlisted in Batley, the town of his enlistment - he became L/Cpl 21191 in the Kings Own Scottish Borderers and he was KIA on 23 April 1917 aged 22 and he is remembered on the Arras Memorial along with many other young men whose final resting place is known only unto their God
G Leather  
H Leach  
A E Lewis  
J W Luty  
C W Major  
G H Milnes  
J J Mitchell  
J A Moorhouse  
F Mowforth

Possibly - Fred Mowforth who enlisted in Dewsbury and enlisted into the Yorks L I and became 5730. He, after 1916 was transferred into the MGC and became Pte 65955. Fred was KIA on 10 Oct ober 1917 and is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial along with over 35000 other casualties whose final resting place is not known

Note :- on some records he is found as Moworth

E Nelson  
A Newsome  
EW Ormerod Ernest was the son of Frank and Ada who in 1901 resided in Hanging Heaton. Ernest enlisted in Dewsbury becoming Cpl. 156418 in the KOYLI. He was KIA on 17 June 1916 and rests in Vlamertinghe Military Cemetery along with over 1100 casualties from both World Wars and 3 German graves - the French casualties being removed. The gates of the cemetery being donated by Lord Resedale. whose son Maj. Mitford rests within the cemetery
J K Parkinson  
W C Parkinson  
W Pearce  
E Pratt  
A G Preston Ambrose Goodwill Preston was born in 1884 in Upper Soothill, the son of Edward and Fanny who in 1891 were living at Rouse Mill Lane and Edward worked as a corn miller, by 1901 he had died and Fanny lived at Commonside with Ambrose and his sister Myra and Fanny worked as a laundress. He enlisted in Batley into the KOYLI and eventually rose to become L/Sgt 120. He was KIA on 29 May 1915 aged 29 and he rests at Bois-Grenier Communal Cemetery with over 100 other casualties, of which 8 are unidentified.
H Rayner  
T Redgwick  
A Rodgers  
G L Scholefield George Laybourn Scholefield was born in Carlinghow in 1886, the son of Walter and Ellen Ann - Walter worked as a grocers manager in 1901 and the family incl. 6 children lived at 52 albion St, Batley. He enlisted in York, joining the West Yorkshire Regt., and becoming Pte 18648. He died at home (England) and rests in Batley Cemetery along with 65 other casualties who were brought home and died in the UK
G H Senior George Henry Senior was the son of Henry and Emma , born in 1889 Dewsbury. George enlisted in Leeds and became Gdsn 6800 in the Scots Guards. He died of wounds on 2 december 1914 aged 29 and rests in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery. By this time his mother now, Emma Scott was living at Stuart Street, Barnoldswick.
C Simpson  
J Smith  
H Spink Herbert was born in 1894, the son of Robert and Mary who later lived at 479 Leeds Road, Dewsbury. He served in the KOYLI as 23764, transferring to the RAMC and then becoming Pte 64056. Herbert died of wounds on 16 August 1917 aged 23 and rests in Brandhoek New Military Cemetery No. 3
C H Stephenson  
J Sykes  
G Thompson  
W H Thompson  
T Walton  
A Ward  
T Whitehead  
B Williamson  
J Winstanley  
J A Wood  
S Wood  

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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