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BATLEY, CROSS BANK WESLEYAN CHURCH WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed information
Compiled & Copyright © Martin Edwards 2007

The memorial was originally located in cross Bank Methodist Church, Batley but has now been moved to the Central methodist Church, Batley. It takes the form of a nowy headed brass plaque mounted onto a wooden backboard. There are 27 names of those who died. The board was made by R Cecil Hoyle and There was also a Roll of Honour naming all of those from the church and school who served in World War 1. The memorial and the Roll of Honour were both unveiled by Major General Sir Berkeley Moynihan, K.C.M.G, C.B., at 3pm on Saturday 8th October 1921.

From the original dedication

BE THOU FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH AND WILL GIVE THEE THE CROWN OF LIFE
1914 - IN MEMORIAM - 1918

BARBER A

possibly Albert Edward BARBER, Rifleman 2120, 11th Battalion, Royal Irish Rifles. Died at home 22nd January 1918. Aged 25. Born Gomersall, Yorkshire, enlisted Batley. Formerly 27332, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Buried in BATLEY CEMETERY, Yorkshire. Plot/Row/Section K. Grave 263.

BROWN H S

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COOK T

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GARSIDE E

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GARSIDE Harry

Gunner 18979, 70th Battery, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds 28th April 1917. Aged 37. Born Barley, Yorkshire (sic) and enlisted Batley. Son of Mrs. T. E. Garside, of 175, North Bank Rd., Cross Bank, Batley, Yorks., and the late Mr. J. Garside. Buried in ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 15.

GARSIDE Lewis

Corporal 2303, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 8th July 1916. Aged 37. Born Batley, enlisted Wakefield. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Garside, of Batley; husband of Sarah Martha Ellis (formerly Garside), of 1, Foundry St., Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No. 2, Somme, France. Plot XXXIV. Row C. Grave 12.

HOBSON Walter

Private 58124, 5th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 20th July 1918. Born Batley, enlisted Dewsbury. Formerly 32467, West Riding Regiment. Buried in COURMAS BRITISH CEMETERY, Marne, France. Plot I. Row H. Grave 6.

HOLMES Wilfred Ewart

Private 5/6056, 1st/5th Battalion, Durham Light Inafntry. Died of wounds 16th November 1916. Aged 18. Born and resident Batley, enlisted Pontefract. Son of Willie Brook Holmes and Amy Gertrude Holmes, of 15, Osborne Terrace, Field Hill, Batley, Yorks. Formerly 30672, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Buried in ST. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN, Seine-Maritime, France. Section O. Plot II. Row C. Grave 10.

INESON H

either Harry INESON, Gunner 295503, 214th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 18th September 1918. Born and enlisted Batley. Formerly 5816, 149th Wakefield Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Buried in SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY, Aisne, France. Plot I. Row Z. Grave 10.

or Harry INESON, Gunner 48332, 110th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Killed in action 27th August 1917. Aged 27. Born and enlisted Batley. Husband of Amy Ineson, of 60, Queen St., Batly, Yorks. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY, Ieper, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot V. Row E. Grave 23.

or Herbert INESON, Private 17/1012, 17th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 30th July 1916. Born Batley, enlisted Leeds. Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY, LONGUEVAL, Somme, France. Plot XXI. Row B. Grave 7.

LODGE George E

Private 42151, 15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own). Died 20th January 1919. Aged 34. Son of Wesley and Elizabeth Lodge; husband of Elizabeth Moore Lodge, of Aspendale, Victoria, Australia. Born at Batley, Yorks. Buried in HARTLEY SOUTH CEMETERY, WHITLEY BAY, Northumberland. Grave Reference C. C. 1007.

MIDGLEY, MM Fred

Private 260114, "B" Company, 15th/17th Battalion, Prince of Wales's Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). Killed in action 19th July 1918. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Batley. Son of the late George and Emma Midgley, of Batley. Husband of Mary Midgley, of 7, Birch St., Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks. Son of the late George and Emma Midgley, of Batley. Husband of Mary Midgley, of 7, Birch St., Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks. Awarded the Military Medal (M.M.). Formerly 22987, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Buried in LE GRAND HASARD MILITARY CEMETERY, MORBECQUE, Nord, France. Plot 1. Row B. Grave 13.

MORTIMER John William

Sapper 106898, 151st Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 19th May 1918. Aged 23. Born and enlisted Batley. Son of George and Elizabeth Mortimer, of 38, Pearl St., Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on POZIERES MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Panel 10 to 13.

OAKLAND Thomas [William]

Private 35920, 1st/5th Battalion, King''s Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 9th October 1917. Aged 19. Born Batley, enlisted Dewsbury. Son of Herbert and Emma Oakland, of 4, North Bank Rd., Cross Bank, Batley, Yorks. Formerly 48496, West Yorkshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 108 to 111.

POLLARD Herbert

Private 25699, 121st Company, Machine Gun Corps (Infantry). Killed in action 8th April 1917. Born and resident Batley, enlisted Leeds. Son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Pollard, of 13, Coal Pit Lane, Carlinghow, Batley, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 5 C and 12 C.

PRESTON A

either Abraham PRESTON, Private 38310, 10th (Service) Battalion), Tork and Lancaster Regiment. Killed in action 15th November 1916. Born Batley, enlisted Leeds. Formerly 17/127, West Yorkshire Regiment. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 14 A and 14 B.

or Ambrose Goodwill PRESTON, Lance Sergeant 120, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 29th May 1915. Aged 29. Born Upper Soothill, enlisted Batley. Son of Mrs. Preston, of 158, Greenwood Buildings, Hanging Heaton, Batley, Yorks. Buried in BOIS-GRENIER COMMUNAL CEMETERY, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section H. Grave 6.

or Arthur PRESTON, Private 30246, 8th Battalion, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Died in Mesopotamia 10th August 1916. Aged 22. Born and enlisted Batley. Son of Martha Preston, of 4, Loxley St., Bradford Rd. West, Batley, Yorks, and the late Frank Preston. Formerly 27160, Yorkshire Light Infantry. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY, Iraq. Plot III. Row N. Grave 5.

REDFEARN Arthur

Private 41435, 9th Battalion, Alexandra, Princess of Wales's Own (Yorkshire Regiment). Died of wounds 23rd July 1917. Aged 32. Born and enlisted Batley. Son of Sam and Susan Redfearn, of Batley, Yorks; husband of Ellen J. Redfearn, of Healey Cottage, Kingston, Kingsbridge, Devon. Formerly 38180, Durham Light Infantry. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, Poperinge, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot XVI. Row C. Grave 22A.

RIDSDALE G

probably George RIDSDALE, Corporal 4459, 1st/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 18th AUgust 1916. Enlisted Wakefield. Buried in LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILE, Somme, France. Plot VII. Row H. Grave 3.

ROBERTS Albert [James]

Private 8587, 2nd Battalion, Border Regiment. Killed in action 10th March 1915. Aged 26. Born Sculcoates, Hull, enlisted Hull, resident Batley. Husband of Clara Roberts, of 76, King St., Batley Carr, Yorks. Formerly 1596, Northumberland Fusiliers. Buried in AUBERS RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY, AUBERS, Nord, France. Plot VI. Row F. Grave 9.

ROTHERY William

Private 17469, 10th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 27th September 1915. Aged 29. Born Batley, enlisted Dewsbury. Husband of Ellen Hughes (formerly Rothery), of 8, Mitchell Avenue, Halifax Rd., Dewsbury, Yorks. No known grave. Commemorated on LOOS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Panel 97 and 98.

RYAN George Henry

Private 12/1469, 12th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 1st July 1916. Born Batley, enlisted Dewsbury.

RYAN Lawrence

Private 3/1492, 2nd Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Killed in action 24th April 1915. Born Batley, enlisted Dewsbury.

RYMER James C [listed as J T]

Private 267921, 1st/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 13th April 1918. Born and enlisted Batley, resident Dewsbury.

SPEIGHT C

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SYKES J

either John Ramsey SYKES, Gunner 219486, Royal Artillery. Died of wounds 28th September 1918. Born Batley, enlisted Barnsley.

or Joseph SYKES, Private 242062, 9th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. Died of wounds 17th May 1918, Born and enlisted Batley. Formerly 28989, King'S Royal Rifle Corps.

TAYLOR W

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WALKER John

Pioneer 129993, 4th Battalion, Special Brigade, Royal Engineers. Died of wounds 28th June 1916. Born Dewsbury, enlisted Huddersfield, resident Batley. Formerly 7725, KIng's Royal Rifle Corps.

WILKINSON R

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ROLL OF HONOUR

Names of those who Served in the War from this
Church and School

* Lost their lives

ATKINSON Ethel
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ATKINSON C
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ATKINSON F
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ARRAND R
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ATKINSON L
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ATKINSON M
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ASQUITH W
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AUDSLEY N
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AUTY A
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VALL C
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* BARBER A
See above
BARKER G
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BEAUMONT F
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BEEVERS H
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BICKERDIKE L
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BLAMIRES D or P
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BOND J
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BOOTH H
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BOOTHROYD F
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BOYNES H
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BOYNES J
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BOYNES L
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BREARLEY R
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BREARLEY W
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BREWIN W
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BROADLEY D
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BROADLEY S
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BROMLEY J
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BROOK F
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BROOK S
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* BROWN H S
See above
BRUCE A
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BRUCE C
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BRUCE N
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BRUCE W
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CAPE F
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CLEGG L
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COGGON R
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* COOK T
See above
COMINS A
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DEAN L
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ELY B
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EMSLEY J
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EXLEY A
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FARRAR W
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FENTON H
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FENTON W
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FLATHERS W H
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FOX G
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FRANCE F
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GARNER L
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* GARSIDE E
See above
* GARSIDE H
See above
* GARSIDE L
See above
GILL J
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GILL W
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GILLION A
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GILLION J
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GLEN J
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GOODALL P
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GOODER L
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GREGORY G W
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HALL H
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HARROGAN R
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HEPWORTH S
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HILL R
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HIRST F
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* HOBSON W
See above
HOLMES A P
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* HOLMES W E
See above
HUDSWELL James
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HUDSWELL Joe
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HUDSWELL John
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HUDSWELL T
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* INESON H
See above
INESON J
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INESON W
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INGHAM T H
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INGHAM W
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JACKSON A
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JACKSON Ellis
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JACKSON Ernest
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JACKSON W H
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JOWETT F
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KELLY G
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LAND A
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LOCKWOOD W
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LODGE C H
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* LODGE G E
See above
MESSENGER A
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MICKLETHWAITE H
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* MIDGLEY F
See above
MIDGLEY L
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MILLMAN A
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MOODY F
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* MORTIMER J W
See above
NORTH A
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NORTHROP J
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OAKLAND H
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* OAKLAND T
See above
PICKLES W
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POLLARD H
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* PRESTON A
See above
PRIESTLEY W
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* REDFEARN A
See above
* RIDSDALE G
See above
* ROBERTS A
See above
ROBERTS T
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* ROTHERY W
See above
RUMBOLD E
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* RYAN G H
See above
* RYAN L
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* RYMER J C
See above
SCARGILL N
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SCHOFIELD N
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SCOTT M
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SCOTT P
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SENIOR M
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SHEARD J F
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* SPEIGHT C
See above
SPEIGHT Sydney
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SPEIGHT Squire
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STOKES C
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SYKES H
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* SYKES J
See above
SYKES John
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* TAYLOR W
See above
TEMPLETON C
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THOMPSON H S
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THOMSPON R
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THORNES S
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TURNER A
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WALKER G
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* WALKER I or J
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WALKER Joe
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WALKER John
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WALKER S
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WATSON M
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WHITAKER H
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WILKINSON H
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WILKINSON L
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WILKINSON N
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* WILKINSON R
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WILLIAMS H A
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WILSON F
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