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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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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 four daughters of Peter and Emily May Silcock. His siblings were Margaret (born 1915 in Pemberton, Wigan), Gwen (born in 1917), Eva, (born 1920) Peter (born 1923) and Marion (born…
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VAD Elizabeth Ellen Naylor

Voluntary Aid Detachment page Elizabeth Ellen Naylor Nursing, principally night duty; Member S.J.A.B. Born September 22nd 1881 the only child of Thomas and Priscilla Rycroft, Elizabeth Ellen was baptised August 12th 1883 in the Parish of St. John’s, Great Marsden in East Lancashire. Sadly Priscilla died aged 21 before her daughter was baptised, and was…
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