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Idle War Memorial

The Cenotaph at Idle carries the names of 154 men who died in the first world war and 61 names of those who died in the second. The names are currently undergoing research and additional material is available for some entries

WWI
Surname
Name
Service No.
Rank
Unit
Regiment
Died
Age
Notes
Surname
Name
Service No.
Rank
Unit
Regiment
Died
Age
Notes
ANDERSON Arnold 95580 Private 8th Btn Northumberland Fusiliers 1919 03 09 18 Son of Sam and Georgina Anderson of 6 Ley Fleaks Road, Idle.
ATCHISON Harold Vivian   2nd.Lieut. 19th Siege Bty. Royal Garrison Artillery 1918 08 26 34 Son of James R S and Eliza D Atchison of Bradford. Husband of Gertrude Atchison, of 12 Bourne Terrace, Thackley, Bradford
ATCHISON Ralph Graham 21977 Bombardier "B" Coy. 92nd Bde. Royal Field Artillery 1917 07 21 25 Son of the late James R S and Eliza D Atchison, of Thackley, Bradford
BABER Elijah James 36853 Private 1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers 1917 07 07 20 Son of the late Joseph Baber and of Agnes Mosley (formerly Baber), of 31 Thackley Road, Thackley, Bradford
BAILEY Harold              
BANCROFT David Walker 71364 Private 2nd/5th Bn. Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derby Regiment) 1917 09 26 36 Son of the late James Oswald, and Isabella Bancroft. Husband of the late Sarah Jane Bancroft
BARKER Harry 172421 Corporal 9th Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers 1917 10 21 21 Award:MM. Son of Mary Ellen Barker, of 27 Marlbro.Road, Idle, Bradford and the late Walter Barker
BARRATT Benjamin              
BAXTER Moses 242135 Private 1st/4th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1918 03 17 23 Son of Wellington and Alice Binns (formerly Baxter)
BAXTER William              
BEAUMONT William              
BERRY Levi 117139 Private   2nd Canadian Mounted Rifles Battalion 1916 06 05-02 26 Canadian. Son of Mrs Mary J Berry, of 9 North Street, Thackley, Bradford
BICKERDIKE Walter Bernard G 28711 Private "C" Coy. 15th/17th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 1918 09 29 36 Son of John and Martha Ellen Bickerdike, of 616 Corona Terrace, Leeds Road, Thackley, Bradford
BOTTOMLEY Benjamin Tyneside Z/9317 Able Seaman S.S. "Greldon" Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve 1917 10 08 26 Son of Henry Ovington and Ellen Bottomley, of 407 Highfield Road, Idle, Bradford
BOWERS Stanley              
BROCKLEBANK Henry Leslie 175213 Corporal   Yorkshire Dragoons Yeomanry (Queen's Own) 1920 07 10 28 Died in Hospital. Idle (Holy Trinity) Churchyard:Grave C.7.11.
BROOMHEAD Robert Henry 15/128 Private "C" Coy. 15th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 1916 07 01 23 Son of Alfred and Sarah Broomhead, of Thackley, Bradford
BUCKLEY Frank              
BURNLEY Arthur              
CHARLESWORTH Walter B R/362296 Private Remount Depot (Swaythling) Royal Army Service Corps 1919 02 28 33 Husband of Ethel Charlesworth, of 37 Westfield Lane, Idle. Idle Upper Chapel (Congregational) Cemetery:Grave D.71.
CLAPHAM Wilfred Walter 127308 Gunner "D" Bty. 122nd Bde. Royal Field Artillery 1918 05 06 22 Son of W G and Flora M Clapham, of 1 Middleton Street, Whetley Hill, Bradford
COLLINS David              
COLLINSON John Harold   2nd.Lieut. 18th Bn. Machine Gun Corps (Infantry) 1918 03 21 22 Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Collinson, of 122 Highfield Road, Idle, Bradford
COLLINSON Ralph              
CORDINGLEY Charles K 242377 Private 1st/5th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment 1917 10 09 21 Son of Mrs Mary Cordingley, of 27 Park Crescent, Thackley, Bradford
CRAVEN Allan              
CRAVEN Wilfred              
CROFT John 20042 Private 1st Bn. King's Own Scottish Borderers 1916 07 01 39 Son of John Samuel and Catherine Croft, of Idle, Bradford
DAVISON Frank              
DEEBANK John              
DENNISON Arthur 12147 Private 2nd Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1915 04 18 36 Son of John and Phoebe Dennison. Husband of Hannah Clough (formerly Dennison), of 40 Mountain Street, Windhill, Shipley
DUNWELL Riley 41786 Private "Y" Coy. 1st Bn. Essex Regiment 1918 04 05 25 Son of Harry and Martha Ann Dunwell, of 25 Hampton Place, Idle, Bradford
EXLEY Arthur 46170 Private 2nd Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment 1918 09 05 19 Son of John James Exley, of 53 Park Road, Thackley, Idle, Bradford
FEARNSIDE Herbert Allen 22615 Private 1st/4th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1918 10 13 19 Son of John Fearnside, of 14 Ley Fleaks Road, Idle, Bradford
FIRTH Jesse              
FLETCHER Arnold 39317 Rifleman 2nd/8th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 1918 01 10 33 Died in Hospital. Husband of Annice Fletcher. Thorp Methodist Burial Ground, Idle:Grave B.6.
FLETCHER Horace 13826 L.Corporal 9th Bn. King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment) 1918 06 20 23 Son of George and Mary Fletcher, of 48 Croft Street, Idle, Bradford
FLETCHER J Ernest              
GARNETT Robert 31755 Private 3rd Bn. North Staffordshire Regiment 1919 10 25 38 Son of Annis Garnett, of 10 Rawson Square, Idle, Bradford. Idle (Holy Trinity) Churchyard:Grave OY5.6.13.
GIBSON Norman 15/1311 Private "D" Coy. 15th Bn. West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 1918 04 22 21 Award:Goix de Guerre (France). Son of George Willie and Jane Gibson, of Greenside, Idle, Bradford
GLEDSTONE William Alfred 242209 Private 1st/6th Bn. South Staffordshire Regiment 1918 10 03 21 Son of Herbert and Mary Jane Gledstone, of 5 Crag Hill Road, Thackley, Bradford
GOLDSBOROUGH Alfred 36194 Serjeant 2nd Bn. Yorkshire Regiment 1917 04 09 36 Son of Raistrick and Clara Goldsborough, of Thackley, Bradford
GOLDSBOROUGH Matthew Stapleton 51331 Private 1st Bn. Northumberland Fusiliers 1918 09 01 33 Son of Raistrick and Clara Goldsborough, of Thackley, Bradford
GOODMAN Alfred Ernest 6227 L.Corporal 1st Bn. Scots Guards 1915 09 27 28 Husband of Amelia Goodman
GREENWOOD Frederick Oscar 241107 L.Corporal 2nd/4th Bn. Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1917 12 09 28 Fatally wounded at Cambria. Son of William and Hannah Whitley Greenwood, of Beech House, Thackley Road, Thackley, Bradford
GREENWOOD John William 32165 Private 1st/4th Bn. York and Lancaster Regiment 1918 10 13 31 Son of William and Hannah Whitley Greenwood, of Beech House, Thackley Road, Thackley, Bradford
GREENWOOD Oscar              
HALL Arthur C              
HALLIDAY Frederick J              
HARDAKER Frank 786024 A.bdr   Royal Field Artillery 1917 06 26 24 Son of Alfred & Annie Hardaker 6 Bright Street, Idle. Buried in Escoust St Mein, France.
HARDCASTLE Fred              
HARDY Frank              
HARTLEY Robert              
HASTE Walter B              
HEWITT James G              
HILL John              
HIRST Henry              
HOARE Harry              
HOBSON Harry              
HODGSON Herbert              
HODGSON John              
HOLDSWORTH Ernest B              
HOLGATE Harry              
HOLLINGS Frederick              
HOLLINS Willie              
HORSMAN Allan              
HOWARD Jonathan E T              
HOWKER Joseph W              
HUDSON Albert              
HUDSON Jesse              
HUTTON Harry W              
HUTTON Ralph Boyd 307098     Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment) 1918 01 11   Son of Margaret Hutton, widow of John Garth Hutton resident at 46 High Street Idle. Buried at Lijssenthoek Military Cemetery Belgium, suggesting he died of wounds, as the cemetery was a field hospital location.
HUTTON Samuel 29956     East Yorkshire Regiment 1918 04 12 36 Son of Mrs. Mary Jane Hutton of 9 Louisa St. Idle; husband of Laura Hutton (nee Heaton) of 7 Church View Idle.
ILLINGWORTH Arnold              
ILLINGWORTH William              
INGHAM John W              
JAQUES Harry              
JOYCE John              
KEIGHLEY Sam              
KILNER Herbert S S              
LENNON Albert E T              
LINDLEY Harold              
LODGE ? Ernest H              
LOFTHOUSE Albert              
LUPTON Fred              
MARSHALL William              
MARSTON Fred              
MILBURN Arthur              
MOSS William T G              
MURGATROYD Joseph L              
MURGATROYD Samuel              
NAYLOR George G              
NORTH Charles V              
NORTH J Hainsworth              
OGDEN H Alexander              
PADGETT William              
PARKINSON Ben              
PARKINSON Herbert              
PATRICK Horace              
PATRICK Horatio              
PEACOCK Walter              
PEARCE Cyril              
PEARSON Alfred              
PEARSON Clifford              
PEDLEY Ernest              
PICKLES John R              
PITTS John              
PRESTON James              
PROSSER James H              
RAISTRICK Charles Harold         1917 10 14 32 son of Nathan & Ruth
RAISTRICK Frederick Allan       Leicestershire Regt. 1918 11 16 21 son of Edwin Walter & Mary
RENTON Harry              
RHODES Meredith              
RHODES Thomas E              
RILEY Fred              
ROBERTSHAW James H              
SCOTT Arthur I              
SCOTT William              
SHACKLETON Harry              
SMITH Jim              
SMITH Bernard              
SMITH Clifford              
SPENCER William              
STANSFIELD Watson              
STEAD John              
STOREY Richard W              
SUTCLIFFE Robert              
SUTTLE Ernest              
TAYLOR Arthur W              
TAYLOR Joseph S S              
TAYLOR Norman              
TAYLOR William              
TAYLOR William              
TAYLOR Richard              
TERRY William              
THOMAS Hilton              
THORNTON Arthur              
THORNTON John W              
THORNTON Samuel              
THORNTON Samuel H              
THORNTON William              
THORNTON William              
TOWLER Albert E T              
TURNER Samuel              
VINT Stanley A              
WALKER Percy              
WALKER John A              
WARWICK George              
WATERHOUSE Frank              
WHITFIELD Bateson              
YATES William P              
 
WWII
Surname
Name
Surname
Name
BARSON William
BOOTH Ernest E
BOYES Henry
BRADLEY Aubrey R
BRAITHEWAITE Frank
BROOK George
BUCKLEY Frank
BULMER Thomas
BULMER Albert
BURRIDGE George E
CLAYTON John
CLOUGH John A
CONROY Anthony
CONROY Samuel
DAWSON Sam
DEAN Donald
DOBSON Harold
FORTUNE Eric
GARNETT Geoffrey W
GLOVER Ernest
GREENACRE Jack
HAINSWORTH Edwin
HAINSWORTH Joseph
HARRISON John F
HATTERSLEY John
HAYNES Walter
HILL Roy
HOLDEN Willie
HOLDSWORTH Alfred
HOWE Ronald
HUDSON Tom
HUTTON John K
HYLTON Wilfred
ILLINGWORTH Joseph
IRETON Ernest
JENNISON Norman
LEE Kenneth
LOFTHOUSE John
LONG Jack
MARSHALL George R
MORRISSEY James
MORTON Horace
MURGATROYD Alfred
NICHOLSON Tom
NORTH James
PARKINSON Walter
REYNARD William
RHODES Eric
RUSSELL Harry G
RUSSELL Harry W
TAYLOR Stanley
TAYLOR Norman
WALKER William H
WALLER Donald
WATKINS Fred
WATKINS Hubert V
WHITELEY Ronald
WHITELEY William
WHITHAM Robert
WOOD Maurice
WRIGHT Vincent