Here are the names of those people from Stanbury village and the surrounding area who served in the Great War. It is quite likely that more men from the village served but we haven't found them all ...yet. The village is quite small but many came from local farms, of which there are many nearby.
Their names appear on some war memorials and rolls of honour held in various places in Stanbury and nearby. We have distilled the information from all of these memorials and several other archive sources into lists of those whom we know died and those we know returned from the war.
However, some names may also appear in the Haworth and Oakworth lists as they lived in Stanbury and worked in Haworth or Oakworth, so are closely connected to both villages. Some of these people were born here but moved away whilst quite young and may have lived in Haworth or Oakworth for most of their life. They were still Stanbury born though and it is for this reason that we include them here as they were connected with the village.
In 2022 we were allowed to scan a large photograph of Stanbury School children, dated 1908. It is from the collection of Norah Haigh who later married Frank Toothill. Norah was foresighted enough to write all the names she could remember on the back of the photograph, which has given us a unique resource of information and a link into the early lives of some of the men and women who served in the Great War.
The list of names on the back of this photo is as follows:
Haw, Jack (possibly James, but known as Jack to distinguish from his father, also James Haw)
Last girl - unknown.
First young man not known - possibly a teacher.
Hollings, B (Ben)
Hollings, R (Rennie)
Teacher - Mr A. Pickles.
The man seated on the right with the straw boater hat on his lap is the headmaster, Mr. Jonas Bradley.
12 people from Stanbury who died in the Great War:
Bellwood, George William
Heaton, Jas Edward
*born or lived in Stanbury, but is not named on the war memorial.
13 people from Stanbury who served and returned from the Great War:
Padgin, Thomas William
Preston, James William
Simpson, George Hubert