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Sapper Jim Emmott

Jim Emmott Sapper, Royal Engineers. 1010 Docks Operating Company. Service no. 2157659. Early life: Jim Emmott was born on 15th June 1916 at the family home at 11, Newsholme, near Keighley. His parents were Stephen Emmott and Alice Emmott née Ideson and Stephen was a farm labourer. They were married on 10th February 1906 and…
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Ordinary Seaman Smith Hanson Houldsworth

Smith Hanson Houldsworth Ordinary Seaman, Royal Navy. Service no. P/JX 522102. HMS Penelope. [caption id="attachment_10826" align="alignleft" width="216"] Seaman Smith Hanson Houldsworth in Royal Navy Uniform[/caption] Early life: Smith was born on 15th June 1925. His parents were Arthur Houldsworth, a grocer's assistant and Hilda Mary Houldsworth née Hanson, a spinner. At the time of Smith's…
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Private Patrick Kelly

Private. 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Service Number: 51893. [caption id="attachment_10779" align="alignleft" width="180"] Private Patrick Kelly[/caption] Early life: Patrick was born at Keighley in 1899 with his birth registered in the third quarter of the year. His parents were Martin Kelly and Mary Kelly née Gavan. They were living at 135, Westgate and Patrick aged…
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Corporal Herbert Heaton

Corporal Herbert Heaton, B Company, 2/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Service No: 267181. [caption id="attachment_10745" align="alignleft" width="248"] Private Herbert Heaton - before he was promoted to Corporal.[/caption] Early life: Herbert was born in 1890, registered in Keighley to parents Robert and Isabella. Next year in the census he was living at 22,…
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Private John William Davis

Private, 26th Canadian Infantry Battalion. Service No. 69215. Early life: John was born in Kendal, Westmorland on 1st March, 1887 and the birth was registered there in the 2nd quarter of the year by his parents Edward and Dorothy. The family had moved to the Keighley area by 1890 and were living at Hermit Hole,…
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