Category Archives: Oakworth

Private Joseph Thomas Midgley Robinson

Joseph Thomas Midgley (Robinson) Private, Wellington Infantry Battalion. Service number 10/3379. [caption id="attachment_8657" align="alignnone" width="229"] Joseph Thomas Robinson Midgley[/caption] Early life: Joseph was born in Sleaford, Lincolnshire early in 1888, the son of Elizabeth Hannah Robinson. His mother married Joseph Midgley on December 23, 1891 and Joseph took the surname Midgley. [caption id="attachment_8673" align="alignleft" width="300"]…
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VADs Gladys and Evelyn Haggas

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Evelyn and Gladys Haggas Red Cross VAD Canteen workers Early life: Herbert Haggas was one of the well-known Haggas wool manufacturers. He and his wife Emily (nee Hattersley) had three daughters – Alice Gertrude, Edyth Gladys, and Evelyn Mary. Edyth was the second daughter and used her middle name Gladys throughout…
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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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