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Air Mechanic Tom Raymond Walmsley

Thomas (Tom) Raymond Walmsley Air Mechanic second class (engines) Thomas (Tom) Raymond Walmsley. Royal Navy. Service number F 19088. [caption id="attachment_8882" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Walmsley family grave in Haworth Cemetery on Penistone Hill, Haworth.[/caption] Early life: Tom was born on 13th January 1897. His parents were Thomas Binns Walmsley and Fanny Walmsley née Hartley, who…
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Private Arthur Hutchinson

Arthur Hutchinson Private, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 2nd/6th Bn. Service number 4979. [caption id="attachment_8879" align="alignnone" width="300"] The Hutchinson family grave at Haworth Cemetery on Penistone Hill, Haworth.[/caption] Early life: Arthur was born on the 15th April 1895 at Cross Roads and baptised at St. John's Church at Ingrow, with the baptismal record also…
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Lance Corporal Michael Degnan

Lance Corporal Michael Degnan. 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment. Service number 10781. Early life: Michael was born in Darlington, County Durham in 1896. His parents were Patrick and Margaret Degnan and they were living at 7, Bowes Street, St. Hilda, Darlington at that time. In the 1901 census Patrick was employed as…
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Second Lieutenant Thomas Dixon Stocks

Second Lieutenant Thomas Dixon Stocks 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment. [caption id="attachment_8786" align="alignleft" width="248"] Second Lieutenant Thomas Dixon Stocks, from the Keighlian Magazine of Keighley Boys Grammar School[/caption] Early life: Thomas was born in Bingley (registered in Keighley) on 15th April 1896. He was the son of James Isaac, and Emily Stocks,…
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Sergeant Rowland Hill

Sergeant Rowland Hill, 1/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's(West Riding) Regiment. Service number 3205. [caption id="attachment_8770" align="alignleft" width="247"] Sergeant Rowland Hill, from the Keighlian Magazine archives.[/caption] Early life: Rowland was born in Lothersdale in 1896 and he was baptised at Lothersdale Parish Church on 3rd May. The son of Joseph and Ethel Hill. His father was…
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