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LEPTON WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 & 2 - Detailed information
Compiled and Copyright © Arthur W Gilliland 2009

The Lepton memorial takes the form of a Lamp of Remembrance within the parish church, Green Balk Lane, Lepton. The names of those who gave their lives in World Wars 1 and 2 are to be found on stone tablets on the south side of the church tower. There are 46 names of those who died in World War 1 and 9 names for World War 2. There is also a clock in the church tower dedicated to those who died in World War 1. The names here have been sorted into alphabetical order within conflict.


THE CLOCK IN THE ABOVE TOWER
WAS ERECTED BY THE RESIDENTS
OF THE URBAN DISTRICT TO THE
MEMORY OF THE MEN OF LEPTON
WHO FELL IN THE GREAT WAR OF
1914 - 1919
THESE MEN OF OURS, UNSELFISH, UNAFRAID,
WENT TO THE WORLD WIDE FIGHT
FORGET NOT HOW THEY FOUGHT AND HOW WE
PRAYED
FOR ENGLAND AND FOR RIGHT.
"GREET THEM AGAIN WITH TENDER
WORDS AND GRAVE,
FOR, SAVING THEE, THEMSELVES THEY
COULD NOT SAVE."
THIS IS THE MEMORIAL OF THEIR
HONOUR AND OF OUR GRATITUDE.
DEDICATED MARCH 19TH 1921.

THE LAMP OF REMEMBRANCE WAS PLACED IN THIS CHURCH
IN MEMORY OF THE MEN OF LEPTON WHO GAVE THEIR LIVES IN
THE 2 WORLD WARS AND WHOSE NAMES ARE INSCRIBED ON
THE STONE TABLETS ON THE SOUTH SIDE OF THE
CHURCH TOWER - 9TH DECEMBER 1951

1914-1918

ATKINSON Edward
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BALL Willie
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BARROW John
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BRIERLEY Hiram
Private 204188, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 11th April 1918. Born Lepton, enlisted and resident Huddersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.
BROOKS Albert
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CARLTON Herbert
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CLARKSON Harry
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CLARKSON Joseph
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DAGG Hewson
Gunner 891023, "B" Battery, 286th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Died 9th April 1918. Aged 19. Born Kirkheaton, Yorkshire, enlisted Nuddersfield. Son of Edward and Sarah Dagg, of Lepton, Huddersfield. No known grave. Commmeorated on PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL, Comines-Warneton, Hainaut, Belgium. Panel 1.
DENTON Fred
Private 4506, 1/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 3rd September 1916. Aged 19. Enlisted Huddersfield, resident Lepton. Son of Sam and Mary Jane Denton, of Highgate Lane, Lepton, Huddersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 6 A and 6 B.
FEARNLEY Anthony
Private 203403, 1/4th Battalion, King's Own (Yorkshire Light Infantry). Died of wounds 24th July 1917. Aged 28. Born Lepton, enlisted Huddersfield. Son of Charles Fearnley, of Spa Bottom, Lepton, Huddersfield. Formerly 5737, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY, Koksijde, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Plot I. Row K. Grave 41.
FROGGATT George
Private 241855, 2/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 26th November 1917. Born Wakefield, enlisted Huddersfield, resident Lepton. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 6 and 7.
GARDINER Albert
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HAIGH A
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HALLAS Joe
Private 241993, 2/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 5th October 1918. Born and rersident Lepton, enlisted Huddersfield. Buriedm in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot XV. Row D. Grave 17.
HODGSON Fred
Private 41944, 12th Battalion, Manchester Regiment. Killed in action 4th September 1918. Born Lepton, enlisted Huddersfield. Formerly 3/31833, North Staffordshire Regiment. Buried in LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Pas de Calais, France. Plot II. Row B. Grave 6.
HOUGHLAND Thomas
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HUDSON Fred
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JESSOP Arthur
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KAY George [Edgar]
[Spelt KAYE on SDGW] Private 260074, 2/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Killed in action 30th November 1917. Born and resident Lepton, enlisted Huddersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on CAMBRAI MEMORIAL, LOUVERVAL, Nord, France. Panel 9.
KAYE Arthur
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KITSON Percy
Private 31740, 1/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 17th April 1918. Aged 19. Born and resident Lepton, enlisted Huddersfield. Son of William Henry and Eliza Kitson, of Rowley Hill, Lepton, Huddersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.
LIVERSIDGE Ernest
Sapper 166754, 82nd Field Company, Royal Engineers. Killed in action 3rd March 1917. Aged 25. Born and resident Lepton, enlisted Huddersfield. Son of Richard and Martha Liversedge, of Rowley Hill, Lepton, nr. Huddersfield. Buried in COURCELLES-AU-BOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION, Somme, France. Plot/Row/Section P. Grave 4.
LOCKWOOD Frank
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MALLINSON Wilfred
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MOORHOUSE Ernest Brummit
Private 42371, 3rd Battalion, Worcestershire Regiment. Killed in action 27th May 1918. Aged 19. Born Kirkheaton, enlisted Huddersfield, resident Lepton. Son of Joseph and Sarah Moorhouse, of Dam Head Farm, Lepton, Huddersfield. No known grave. Commemorated on SOISSONS MEMORIAL, Aisne, France.
MOXON David
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NORMANTON Cyril
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PEARSON George
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ROBERTSON David
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SENIOR George
Private 241975, 2/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 16th March 1917. Born and resident Lepton, enlisted Huddersfield. Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot III. Row E. Grave 8.
SENIOR Thomas
Private 5513, 1/5th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died of wounds 11th September 1916. Aged 23. Born and resident Lepton, enlisted Huddersfield. Son of Elizabeth H. Senior, of Knotty Lane, Lepton, Huddersfield, Yorks. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY, Pas de Calais, France. Plot VIII. Row C. Grave 133.
SHEFFIELD Harry
Corporal 52392, 7th Battalion, Royal Fusiliers (City of London Regiment).; Killed in action 23rd April 1917. Aged 37. Born Pickering, enlisted Richmond, resident Lepton. Son of Mrs. Mary Sheffield, of 41, Scarboroueh Rd., Norton, Malton, Yorks; husband of the late Maud Sheffield, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield. Formerly 1748, Royal Army Service Corps. No known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 3.
SKAIFE Joe
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SPIVEY Willie
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SWALLOW Arthur
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SWALLOW Willie
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SWIFT Fred
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SYKES David
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SYKES James
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SYKES Robert
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THEWLIS Harry
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THORNTON Frank
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TUNACLIFFE Harry
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WILSON H
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WOOD Hubert
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ALSO IN HONOURED MEMORY OF THE FOLLOWING WHO
GAVE THEIR LIVES IN THE SECOND WORLD WAR 1939 - 1945
BAMFORTH Harry
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BANKS Jack
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HALL Albert
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HALLAS Jack
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JESSOP Fred S
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SOWDEN Claude
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SYMONS David E
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NORRIS Arthur
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STEAD Geoffrey
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Last updated 9 April, 2011

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