Monthly Archives: April 2021

Lance Corporal Ughtred Binns

Lance Corporal Ughtred Binns, 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. Service number 2568. [caption id="attachment_6560" align="alignnone" width="231"] Lance Corporal Ughtred Binns.[/caption] Ughtred Binns was born in Keighley on 7th July 1892. He was baptised on 21st August of that year at St John's Church, Ingrow in Keighley. His parents were Joseph and Mary…
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Private John Beckwith

Private John Beckwith, 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. Service number 3154, later 265990. [caption id="attachment_6551" align="alignnone" width="218"] Private John Beckwith.[/caption] John was born in Silsden on 29th February 1894. His parents were William and Isabella Beckwith. William had been a mill labourer but may have been a weaver at that time. John's…
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Private Alfred William Rooke

Private Alfred William Rooke. 1st/6th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Service No: 2964. [caption id="attachment_6525" align="alignnone" width="237"] Private Alfred William Rooke.[/caption] Alfred was born in Biggleswade in 1895, his parents were Harry and Lucy Rose Rooke. By the time of the 1901 census he was six years of age and the family was…
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Private Clifford Whone

Private Clifford Whone. 1st/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment. Service No. 268711. [caption id="attachment_6475" align="alignnone" width="258"] Clifford Whone in later years.[/caption] Clifford Whone was born in 1892 in Keighley to parents John and Maud. His father was a shop keeper, of garments and hosiery. Aged 9 years in 1901, he was living with…
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