Aireborough Historical Society

1914 - 1918 Aireborough Boys Part 11 - Pratt - Sunderland - Hill - Watson - Clarke - Webster - Towler - Rolls - Watkinson - Townsend - Walker - Broadbent - Mitchell - Weightman - Taylor



Title
Aireborough Boys
Date 1914-1918
Location Aireborough


Comment Newspaper cuttings taken from a scrap book donated to AHS. Addition information kindly supplied to us by Ken Roberts.
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Pratt

The Pratt's seem to be survivors.
One Man, I won't say which, was in trouble a couple of times, not saluting an officer, & AOL for 21 hours.

Hopefully all came home.
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Sunderland - Hill - Watson

SUNDERLAND, JOSEPH
Rank: Private
Service No: 18/385
Date of Death: 11/10/1916
Age: 35
Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 8th Bn.
Grave Reference: I. R. 9.
Cemetery: WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France.
Additional Information:
Native of Armley, Leeds. Son of Thomas and Eleanor Sunderland; husband of Jane Ann Sunderland, of 13, North St., Rawdon, Leeds.

Pte. JW Hill. Yeadon, Killed. Failed to identify this man.

Corp. C. Watson. I think this man survived.

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Clarke - Webster

Sergeant. Walter Clarke.
Born 1882, Rawdon.
Royal Field Artillery
Service number. 27415.
Enlisted at Otley. 31/8/1914
Demobilised 31/12/1920.
In France, 19/5/1915 to 10/6/1917
Distinguished Conduct Medal awarded for conspicuous gallantry & devotion to duty under fire. 18/6/1917
Military Medal awarded for bravery in the field 18/6/1917.
HE WAS A SURVIVOR

Sergeant Richard Clarke.
Born 1888, Rawdon.
Royal Field Artillery
Service number. 27416
Enlisted at Otley. 31/8/1914.
He & his brother, Walter, enlisted together.
In France, 19/5/1915 to 9/3/1918
HE WAS A SURVIVOR

Bandsman Harry Clarke.
Born 1880, Rawdon.
Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
Service number. 14727
Enlisted 10/9/1914
Discharged 7/11/1917.
No longer fit for service due to shell shock.
Received Silver War Badge.
HE WAS A SURVIVOR.



WEBSTER, HAROLD GREENHOW
Rank: Private
Service No: 301774
Date of Death: 05/11/1916
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Durham Light Infantry
1st/8th Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 14 A and 15 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Additional Information: Son of Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Webster, of II, New St., Horsforth, Leeds.

Pte. Clifford Devison Webster. Born 1898, Horsforth.
Can find no military info on this man.
Presume he lived

Cpl. George Webster, born 1983, Horsforth.
Can find no military info on this man.
Presume he lived

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Towler - Rolls - Watkinson - Townsend

Images taken from a scrapbook donated to AHS.
Further information kindly given to us by Ken Roberts

Able Seaman W Towler.
Probably William Henry Towler born 1897.
Son of Isaac & Mary Ann Towler of 13 Queen St. Yeadom.
No further or Military info.

Pte. W Hollis.
No info at all.
I must have seen him in CWGC register but without mention of his family I can’t identify him.

WATKINSON, ROBERT ARTHUR
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 24537
Date of Death: 19/09/1917
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
10th Bn.
Grave Reference\: LVIII. F. 36.
Cemetery: TYNE COT CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
Additional Information: Son of Jonathan & Alice Watkinson. Husband of Elizabeth Watkinson of 50, Football, Yeadon.

Pte. Percy Townsend, born 1896, Son of James & Hannah Caroline Townsend of Prospect Terrace, Horsforth.
We know he was Killed in Action but I cannot locate him.

Able Seaman C Townsend. (Could be Cyril, born 1894, or his brother, Clarence, born 1900.

Brother of the Percy.
No Military info.

Pte. Edgar Townsend, born 1898.
Brother to the above.
No Military info.
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Walker - Broadbent - Mitchell - Weightman - Taylor

WALKER, SAMUEL
Rank: Lance Corporal
Service No: 301471
Date of Death: 28/03/1918
Age: 28
Regiment/Service: Royal Scots
2nd Bn.
Grave Reference A. 46.
Cemetery GOUY-EN-ARTOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE.
Additional Information:
Son of William Henry and Ann Liza Walker, of Yeadon; husband of Jane Walker, 12, Carlton Lane, Guiseley, Leeds.

BROADBENT, J H
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 152025
Date of Death: 08/05/1918
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery
R.A. Command Depot (Ripon)
Grave Reference P1. Gen. 51.
Cemetery SHEFFIELD (BURNGREAVE) CEMETERY

MITCHELL, ALBERT
Rank: Fitter Serjeant
Service No: 480474
Date of Death: 19/04/1918
Age: 32
Regiment/Service: Royal Engineers
460th West Riding Field Coy.
Grave Reference XIII. B. 8.
Cemetery BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Jerry and Ruth Mitchell, of 119, Tong St., Dudley Hill, Bradford, Yorks husband of Cecilia Mitchell, of Derry Hill, Menston, Leeds

Cpl. Harris Weightman, Received the 2 standard campaign medals. Died in 1959.
No other military info.

Can find nothing on Pte. E Taylor of Baildon. He was missing, maybe found or lost forever.
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