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Saddler Walter Brooke

Driver/Saddler Walter Brooke, Army Service Corps. Service number: T4/057537. [caption id="attachment_8135" align="alignleft" width="266"] Walter Brook at reform school, aged about fifteen.[/caption] Early life: Walter was born on 21st May 1895 and his birth was registered in Keighley in the third quarter of that year. His father Asa was a machine shop labourer and his mother…
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Lance Corporal Alan Heaton Hodgson

Oakworth WW2 memorial Lance Corporal Alan Heaton Hodgson [caption id="attachment_8022" align="alignleft" width="190"] Lance Corporal Alan Heaton Hodgson[/caption] Civilian life: Alan was educated at Oakworth School, Holycroft School and Keighley Technical College. When he left school he worked as a shop assistant in the Lidget Co-op stores, Oakworth. Alan's one ambition in life was to be…
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Mechanician Robert John Silcock

Oakworth WW2 memorial Petty Officer, Mechanician 2nd Class Robert John Silcock Robert was born on 9th July 1914 in Wigan, one of two sons and two daughters of Peter and Emily May Silcock. His siblings were Eva, (born 1920) Peter (born 1923) and Marion (born 1930). Their births were all registered in Rotherham which suggest…
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Private Richard M. Davies

Private Richard M. Davies, 11th Battalion, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Regiments (Sherwood Foresters.) Service no. 73372. previously 7th Battalion, Northamptonshire Regiment. Service no. 20181. Richard was born in the early part of 1898 and his birth was registered in Liverpool in the first quarter of the year. His parents were John and Caroline Davies née Hayes…
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