Monthly Archives: May 2021

Corporal Fred Firth

This is one of a series of posts about local men named on the Keighley Union Workhouse roll of honour. Fred was in the Clarendon Street Children's home which was attached to the Keighley workhouse in 1911 along with Charles Horner and Richard Horner who were there at thee same time. We could not find…
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Driver Charles Horner

This is one of a series of posts about local men named on the Keighley Union Workhouse roll of honour. Charles Horner was in the Clarendon Street Children's home which was attached to the Keighley workhouse in 1911. He would certainly have known Richard Horner (not related) and Fred Firth who were there at the…
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Seaman John Elston

This is one of a series of posts about local men named on the Keighley Union Workhouse roll of honour. John and his brother James Helston were both under the care of the Keighley Guardians under the name Elston although various records show their surname as Helston. This may have been down to poor literacy…
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Private James Elston

This is one of a series of posts about local men named on the Keighley Union Workhouse roll of honour. James and his brother John Helston were both under the care of the Keighley Guardians under the name Elston although various records show their surname as Helston. This may have been down to poor literacy…
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Private James Darcy

This is one of a series of posts about local men named on the Keighley Union Workhouse roll of honour. As a child, James Darcy had been under the care of the Keighley Union Guardians before he served in the Great War. James and his brother Edward Darcy were the sons of William Darcy, a…
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