Keighley Railways – Great War

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All these men are known to have lived locally and worked for our local railways with either the Midland Railway (MR), or the Great Northern Railway (GNR) and later served their country during the Great War.
Major William Roper may have worked for the Great Western Railway (although this is unconfirmed) and served as Commandant of the Volunteer Battalion at Keighley Drill Hall.

The information on all the men named on these posters was supplied by The Men of Worth Project, as a consequence of our research.


There is a framed poster of these men's names in each of the waiting rooms at Keighley Railway Station, created by Keighley Station Partnership, principally through the efforts of Graham Mitchell:

Keighley Railwaymen Roll of Honour posterKeighley Railwaymen poster


Name - Occupation - Company - Note


Ansell, H - Porter - MR - Killed
Ashton, Robert - Railway Out Porter - Unknown - Survived
Bottomley, Thomas Shackleton - Clerk - Unknown - Survived
Buscall, William - Drayman - MR - Survived
Butterfield, John Reginald - Clerk - GNR - Killed
Carter, Tom Edgar - Delivery Clerk - MR - Survived
Clapperton, James - A' Labourer - MR - Survived
Clark, T. - Drayman - MR - Survived
Clynick, A. - Barman - MR - Unknown
Coles, Robert John - Correspondence Clerk - MR - Killed
Coles, William Henry - Goods Clerk - Unknown - Killed
Davies, A. - Yard Porter - MR - Killed
Dodgson, Albert - Goods porter - Unknown - Survived
Drayton, R. - Porter - MR - Unknown
Emmott, Clifton Preece - Postal manager - Unknown - Unknown
Feather, Norman - Coal dealer - Ancillary - Survived
Fisher, Edward John - Goods porter - Unknown - Survived
Harker, Christopher - Porter - MR - Killed
Jones, George - Porter - MR - Killed
Kiddle, Arthur - Drayman - MR - Survived
Lamb, Arthur - Drayman - MR - Survived
Leach, Ronald Russell - Office boy - Unknown - Survived
Little, Frederick - Shunter - Unknown - Survived
Morgan, P. - Barman - MR - Killed
Nicholls, J. - Constable - MR - Survived
Normington, Harold - Engine cleaner - GNR - Killed
Parrish, H W - Telegraph clerk - MR - Killed
Parrish, C B - Unknown - MR - Killed
Powis, John Thomas - Porter - Unknown - Killed
Pullen, G. - Goods Labourer - MR - Survived
Robinson, Walter - Clerk - MR - Killed
Roe, Marshall Joseph - Platelayer - GNR - Survived
Roper, William - Land and Estate Agent - GWR - Survived
Ryder, W. - A' Labourer - MR - Unknown
Sharp(e) Hugh - Unknown - GNR - Killed
Smith, Edwin - Unknown - MR - Killed
Snowden, Jonas MM - Unknown - Unknown - Killed
South, I. - Platelayer. 2nd Ganger - MR - Survived
Southam, Alfred - Porter - Unknown - Killed
Spencer, Bowker - Carter for the railway - Unknown - Survived
Tasker, P. - Porter - MR - Unknown
Tillotson, J.E. D.S.O., M.C. - Clerk - MR - Survived
Weeder, William James - Unknown - Unknown - Killed
Wilkes, Charles Edwin - Under-Shunter & Points man - MR - Survived

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