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LUDDENDEN WORKING MEN'S CLUB WAR MEMORIAL

World War 1 - Detailed Information
Compiled and copyright © Martin Edwards

Luddenden is a small town close to Halifax, Yorkshire. The Roll of Honour once hung in the Old Working Men's Club premises in Luddendenfoot and eventually found its way onto ebay where it was up for auction. It was purchased jointly by the Luddenden Conservation Society and the Luddenden Mayor's Fund and can now be seen in the Lord Nelson, the village's last remaining pub or club. The Roll of Honour is an ornately designed document within a glass frame and contains the names, rank and Regiment of 32 men who served in World War 1 from the club, 6 of these names are denoted as having died and are marked here with a poppy.
Photograph taken from ebay auction

ROLL OF HONOUR
FOR KING AND COUNTRY
THE GREAT WAR 1914-1919
LUDDENDEN WORKING MEN'S CLUB LTD
LUDDENDEN

ACKROYD

Edwin

Private C/7651, 18th Battalion, King's Royal Rifle Corps. Killed in action 15 September 1916. Born Barrow-in-Furness, Lancashire, enlisted Halifax, resident Luddenden. No known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL, Somme, France. Pier and Face 13 A and 13 B.

He lived at17 Halifax Lane, Luddenden and was a native of Barrow. At first reported wounded and missing, last seen wounded and on a stretcher. His brother Mathew also died (details below). He enlisted in February 1915 and was employed in the cardroom at Watsons Mill, Sowerby Bridge.

Also listed on the Luddenden and Midgley War memorial

 

ALDERSON

Fred

Sapper, Royal Engineers

 

BINNS

John J

Private, Royal Marines

 

CALLIGHAN

John

Private, Army ordnance Corps

 

CALLIGHAN

Harry

Sergeant, Army Ordnance Corps

 

CLEGG

Fred

Private, Army Service Corps

CROWTHER

Gladstone

Private 32513, 2nd/6th Battalion, Prince of Wales's (North Staffordshire Regiment). Died of wounds 1 December 1917. Aged 32. Born Boothstown, enlisted Halifax, resident Luddenden. Son of Bright Crowther, of Mixenden, Halifax; husband of Ruth Crowther, of 6, Peel House Gate, Luddenden, Yorks. Buried in ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY, MANANCOURT, Somme, France. Plot VI. Row E. Grave 15.

Son of Bright Crowther, of Mixenden, Halifax; husband of Ruth Crowther, of 6, Peel House Gate, Luddenden, Yorks. He was wounded and gassed on 29th November 1917.

Also listed on the Luddenden and Midgley War memorial

 

EASTWOOD

Charles

Private, Tank Corps

 

GAUKROGER

Arnold

Driver, Royal Garrison Artillery

GREENWOOD

Thomas

Private 6513, 2nd Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 24 August 1914. Aged 31. Born and resident Luddendenfoot, enlisted Halifax. Son of H. D. and K. Greenwood, of Midgley, Yorks; husband of Annie Greenwood, of Luddenden, Yorks. Served in the South African War and in India. Buried in HAUTRAGE MILITARY CEMETERY, Saint-Ghislain, Hainaut, Belgium. Plot II. Row A. Grave 3.

Son of H. D. and K. Greenwood, of Midgley, Yorks; Married with 3 children to Annie Greenwood, of Luddenden, Yorks. An ex regular with 14 years service who served in the South African War and in India. He lived at 21 Goitside, Luddenden. Reported missing at Mons where he was reported hit while going to the aid of his colonel. First buried at 217 Chemin de Epirette, Horrn, Mons. Worked as the steward of Midgley WMC.

Also listed on the Luddenden and Midgley War memorial

 

HARDY

Thomas

Private, Machine Gun Corps

 

HEAP

Dixon

Private, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment)

 

HEWITT

William Edward

Quartmaster Seergeant, Army Ordnance Corps.

 

HOWARTH

Ira

Private, Machine Gun Corps

 

HUDSON

Fred James

Private, West Riding Regiment

 

HUGHES

William

Private, Seaforth Highlanders

 

IBBOTSON

Samuel

Private, West Yorkshire Regiment

KELLY

John [Patrick]

Private 200445, 1st/4th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Killed in action 9 October 1917. Aged 25. Enlisted Halifax, resident Luddenden. Son of the late Joseph and Ann Kelly. No known grave. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL, Zonnebeke, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium. Panel 82 to 85 and 162A.

Son of the late Joseph and Ann Kelly, 2 Delph Hill Lane, Midgley. He was a member of Luddenden Mechanics Institute. He enlisted on 14th August 1914 and went to France in April 1915. Killed when moving forward with a machine gun team supporting attacking infantry at the battle of Passchendaele. He worked for R T Riley & Sons, Peel House Mills.

Also listed on the Luddenden and Midgley War memorial

 

MacDONALD

H H

Lance Corporal, Leicestershire Regiment

 

MIDGELEY

Birkett

Private, Army Veterinary Corps

MITCHELL

William aka Willie

Private 3/12721, 9th Battalion, Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). Died 25 April 1917. Aged 29. Son of Mrs. Grace Mitchell, of Spring Bank, Luddenden, Yorks. No known grave. Commmeorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL, Pas de Calais, France. Bay 6.

Also listed on the Luddenden and Midgley War memorial

 

MITCHELL

Edgar

Private, Army Ordnance Corps

 

MURGATROYD

Thomas

Private, Royal Field Artillery

 

MURGATROYD

Arnold

Private, Royal Scots

 

NICHOLL

Thomas

Private, Scots Guards

 

NOBLE

Harry

Private, K.O.R.L.

OATES

Harry

Private 38918, 1st Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action 3 September 1918. Born and resident Luddenden, enlisted Halifax. Buried in TARGELLE RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-GUISLAIN, Nord, France. Plot/Row/Section G. Grave 16.

He lived at Stocks Lane, Luddenden and was in action only 2 days before being killed. Worked for Thomas Kershaw, coal merchant.

Also listed on the Luddenden and Midgley War memorial

 

PATRICK

Harry

Private, Machine Gun Corps

 

SUTCLIFFE

Laurence

Private, Motor Transport Corps.

 

SUTCLIFFE

Harry

Sapper, Royal Engineers

 

TETLAW

Thomas Chew

Private, West Riding Regiment

 

WOOD

John William

Private, Durham Light Infantry

Last updated 8 June, 2008

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