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Beacon Works Memorial


To the Glorious Memory of the men who went from Beacon Works & gave their lives for their country in the Great War
Atack J H
John Henry Atack was according to enlistment papers John was born in Bradford, but according to the census of 1901 John was born in Drighlington the son of a bricklayers labourer from Sharlston. He was one of 7 children listed to his parents, George and Mary and living on Wakefield Road, Drighlington. John served as Driver 63264 in the RFA and died at home (UK) on 18 March 1917 aged 28. John is buried at St Pauls Churchyard, Drighlington.
Foster C
Craven Foster in 1901 was 8 years old and living with his parents Craven and Alice of Pawson St, Morley. Craven snr was a carpenter in the local stone quarry (possibly Pawsons off Rein Road, Morley). Craven, like his siblings was born in Morley but when he enlisted he did so just down the road in Leeds, where he joined the Northumberland Fus. and became Pte., 40950. He was KIA on 28 April 1917 aged 24 and is remembered at the Arras Memorial. Craven left a widow, Ida who lived at Great Northern St, Morley
Foster E
Possibly - Edwin Foster born in Halifax and by 1901 living in Bradford. Joined the WY Regt., as Pte 16/530 in the town. He was KIA on 1 July 1916, the first day of the First Battle of the Somme, and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial
Fleetwood A
There are two A Fleetwoods who could be the A Fleetwood who worked at Beacon works. The first was Alfred Fleetwood who served in the WY Regt., as L.Cpl 12998 and who was KIA on ! July 1916 and is remembered on the Thiepval Memorial or Arthur Fleetwood who served as Pte., 260038 in the Northumberland Fus. He was KIA on 28 April 1917 aged 19 and is remembered on the Memorial at Arras
Herd R B
Roy Bootheway Herd was born in Oswaltwistle, Lancs. In 1901 he was living with his mother and grandmother, Ann Boothway at 44 Cotton Hall St, Oswaldtwistle. Roy enlisted into the Royal Engineers in Morley as Spr 182946. He had served in the Works Directorate , Baghdad. Roy died on 13 June 1918 aged 28 and is remembered at Baghdad War Cemetery. He left a widow, Muriel who lived in Pontypool.
Ogden A
Possibly - A Ogden, son of John William and Emma of Wrenthorpe who served in the RNVR as Able Seaman KP/730 who died on 10 November 1917 aged 30 and is remembered at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery.
Town S
Sidney Town was the son of John and Mary, john being a tabacconist shopkeeper in Morley. In 1901 the family lived on Brunswick Street, Morley. Sidney enlisted in Dewsbury, joining the Prince of Wale's Own as Pte/., 18940. He was KIA on 27 September 1916 aged 27 and is remembered along with many others on the Thiepval Memorial. He also left a widow, Hannah who later remarried and became a Waller


& their Comrades from these works who also served in the same War
Armitage H
Auty W K
Aveyard W
Baldwin T H
Baldwin J
Blewitt J W
Booth W
Boyes A
Bradshaw H
Breed R W
Burley W
Clough T B
Day H
Dobson S
Dunning F
Eisner F
Field A
Fox L
Foster D
Foster H
Gledhill A
Greenwood G
Hirst R B
Holliday J
Jenkisnon T
Lees H L
Lindsay D
Loblex A
Lucas H
Lumb C
Marsden A
Maxa V
Moorhouse G H
Mortimer A G
Moss G H
Naylor A
Naylor B
Noble C H
Oldroyd P
Pashley J G
Pearson T
Pickersgill S
Ramsden E
Rawlings H
Reid S B
Rogerson C
Schofield C A
Scholes C A
Senior Hld
Senior Hbt
Simpson M
Skelding A J
Smith A
Smith N
Smith W
Spence S
Stead W A
Stockdale H
Suffield W
Tatham H
Teale R G
Thorpe C E
Turner H    
Turner L
Walker A
Willis J
Winfield A
Winn J
Woodhead B
Woodhead C


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