Aireborough Historical Society

1914 - 1918 Aireborough Boys Part 12 - Sands - Brightwell - Long - Houlden - Shaw - Waterhouse - Dodsworth - Mawson - Airton - Proctor - Wood - Sampson - Dibb - Watson - Kearns - Exley - Rigg



Title
Aireborough Boys
Date 1914 - 1918
Location Aireborough

These newspaper cuttings are taken from a scrapbook donated to AHS.
Additional detailed information is kindly supplied to us by Ken Roberts of Guiseley.
Comment
Sands - Brightwell - Long - Houlden

Pte. Willie Sands born 1896. No info found

STRANGE that I can find neither of the Sands brothers nor their parents in the 1911 census. They must have been somewhere.

Service No: 53160 SANDS, ARTHUR
Rank : Private
Date of Death: 04/06/1918
Age: 19
Regiment/Service: Lancashire Fusiliers
15th Bn.
Grave Reference VIII. M. 24.
Cemetery CABARET-ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ, PAS DE CALAIS, FRANCE.
Additional Information. Son of Isaac and Grace Ann Sands, of 2, Derby Rd., Rawdon, Leeds.

BRIGHTWELL, JOHN HENRY
Rank: Private
Service No: 20026
Date of Death: 12/09/1917
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: King's Shropshire Light Infantry
5th Bn.
Grave Reference P. III. E. 6A.
Cemetery ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, FRANCE.
Additional Information:
Husband of Elizabeth Brightwell, of 9, Henshaw Lane, Yeadon, Leeds.

Signaller J. Long No info at all

HOULDEN, LOUIS
Rank: Private
Service No: 13929
Date of Death: 27/08/1917
Age: 21
Regiment/Service :Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
8th Bn.
Awards: M M
Grave Reference XI. A. 9.
Cemetery CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, BELGIUM.
Additional Information:
Son of Samuel and Sarah Ann Houlden, of Institute House, Back Lane, Rawdon, Leeds.

No trace of Private FW Houlden. Do not think he was a brother of Lewis.
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Shaw - Waterhouse - Dodsworth - Mawson - Airton - Proctor

Taken from a scrap book donated to AHS.
Additional information courtesy of Ken Roberts.

SHAW, ALFRED
Rank: Private
Service No: 31166
Date of Death: 16/09/1916
Regiment/Service: East Yorkshire Regiment 1st Bn.
Panel Reference: Pier and Face 2 C.
Memorial: THIEPVAL MEMORIAL
Place of birth, Horsforth.
Formally, 35263, West Yorkshire Regt.
This man has no known grave.

Cannot find Pte. F Waterhouse of Horsforth. Assume he lived.

Cannot find Pte. Dodsworth.
Hopeless without an initial at least.

Assume Pte. G. Mawson lived.

George Beecroft Airton
Birth Place: Yeadon, Yorks
Death Date: 1 Jul 1916
Death Location: France & Flanders
Enlistment Location: Bradford, Yorks
Rank: Sergeant
Regiment: Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)
Battalion: 16th Battalion
Number: 16/1343
Type of Casualty: Killed in action
Commemorated: Thiepval Memorial, Thiepval
Departement de la Somme
Picardie, France
Plot: Pier and Face 2 A 2 C and 2 D.
This man has no known grave.

PROCTER, H
Rank: Ordinary Seaman
Service No: J/59767 (Dev.)
Date of Death: 08/11/1916
Regiment/Service: Royal Navy
H.M.S. "Vivid."
Grave Reference South-East. "B." 813.
Cemetery RAWDON (ST. PETER) CHURCHYARD

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Wilson - Ive - Dale - Oddy

WILSON, SYDNEY
Rank: Gunner
Service No: 100198
Date of Death: 08/11/1917
Age: 20
Regiment/Service: Royal Garrison Artillery 202nd Heavy Bty.
Grave Reference: F. 23.
Cemetery: PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Martha Wilson, of 7, Swaine Hill St., Yeadon, Yorks, and the late H. Wilson.

Private Fred Harvey Ive.
No military info.
He survived. Born 1882, died Sept, 1934.

Able Seaman Dale.
There are 3 A/s Dale’s in the CWGC register.
None have additional info regarding family.
It is difficult to search with just an initial, without an initial it is virtually impossible.
Probably Henry Dale born 1895.

Able Seaman T Oddy.
No military info. Presume he survived.
Probably Thomas William Oddy, born 1898
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Wood - Sampson - Dibb - Watson

Pte W Wood & Pte. CE Wood. Sorry, too many Wood & no first name.
Can get no further with these 2 men.

Staff SGT. Alwyn Tregelles Sampson.
Born 1892. at Menston.
At 1911 census lived at North Lodge, Menston.
Was a clerk at Bradford Infirmary.
Died 1970, a survivor.

DIBB, FRED
Rank: Corporal (Note, made up to full Corporal)
Service No: 36674
Date of Death: 23/07/1917
Age: 38
Regiment/Service: West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 15th Bn.
Grave Reference: I F. 14.
Cemetery: LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY, NEUVILLE-ST. VAAST
Additional Information:
Husband of Sarah Isobel Dibb, of 48, Salmon Crescent, Horsforth, Leeds.

Pte. Joseph Whitaker Dibb, brother to the above man.
Born 1895, Horsforth. Son of Robert & Mary Dibb.
Discharged from service 27/8/1918, Wounded.
Received Silver War Badge.

WATSON, ROBERT BURTON
Rank: Private
Service No: 268587
Date of Death: 09/08/1917
Age: 23
Regiment/Service: Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)
1st/5th Bn.
Grave Reference: A. 22.
Cemetery: ADINKERKE MILITARY CEMETERY
Additional Information:
Son of Siddall and Mary Watson. of 20, King St., Yeadon, Leeds.
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Kearns - Exley - Rigg

Pte. Hubert Kearns. Born 1894, Morley.
In 1911 census was living at 5. Springfield View, Guiseley.
He was an Iron Moulder.
I can find no other info on him so assume he survived.

Seaman William Kearns, brother of the above. Born Bradford, 1899.
Was at school in the 1911 census.
Nothing in CWGC register so assume he survived.

Pte AC Exley.
Possible traces in CWGC for A Exley, but not AC Exley.
Can find no other info.

Lieut. Clifford Rigg.
Possibly Sam Clifford Rigg born Rawdon 1885.
In 1911 census was living at Downham Market, Norfolk.
A sanitary inspector.
If this is the correct man he died in 1958.

L/Cpl. Thomas E Rigg, Brother of the above.
Born 1887 in Rawdon.
At 1911 census was a Farm Bailiff in Hawksworth.
Married to Carrie with 2 children.
A survivor.

L/Cpl. Alfred Exley, born Guiseley 1892.
At 1911 Census was living at 4, Barrett St. Guiseley.
He was a shawl weaver.
No military info.
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