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Ickringill, Alfred
3 March 1892 – 1936

[Revised on 20 March 2016]

Alfred Ickringill was the son of Richard Ickringill. Richard was born c1854 in Bingley. He was living at 27 Mary Street in Saltaire when he married Emma Davies 31 March 1877 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1881 they were living at 26 Mary Street in Saltaire with Richard working was worsted warper. They remained there until around 1895.

Alfred, the third of six children, was born 3 March 1882 in Saltaire. The family moved to Keighley around1896. In 1901 Alfred was working as a plaster. He married Martha Ann Walker 20 May 1905 at Ingrow.  In 1911 they were living in Worth village with Alfred working as a plasterer. They had four children; Ellis (born 24 Ocober1905), Charlie (born 25 February 1909), Albert (born 12 June 1911) and Marjorie (born 9 June 1915).

Alfred enlisted 8 October 1914; he was a Driver with the Royal Army Service Corps and saw active service in France from May 1915. Alfred did not have an unblemished record; 19 February 1916 he was absent from his billet at 9pm. He was found drunk an hour later by the Military Police, he was fined 14 days pay. He did not learn from his mistake as 12 April 1918 he was again absent from his billet for an hour. This time he was fined 28 days pay.

Alfred spent 19 days in April 1919 in a military hospital in Birmingham. He was suffering from debility, which according to his medical records was due to worry brought on by domestic affairs. Alfred spent the rest of his life in Worth Village and he died in 1936.       

Alfred had a younger brother, Ellis, who sadly lost his life serving his country in the war. The brothers were great grandsons of Issac Ickeringill the noted chartist involved in (and imprisoned for) the Bingley war of 1848. They were also related to Ira Ickringill, twice mayor of Keighley, inventor, philanthropist and founder of several woollen mills in Keighley.

(Written with the assistance of John Mottley)

Ickringill, Ellis
1894 – 22 August 1915

[Revised on 20 March 2016]

Ellis Ickringill was the son of Richard Ickringill. Richard was born c1854 in Bingley. He was living at 27 Mary Street in Saltaire when he married Emma Davies 31 March 1877 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1881 they were living at 26 Mary Street in Saltaire with Richard working was worsted warper. They remained there until around 1895.

Ellis, the youngest of six children, was born 1894 in Saltaire. The family moved to Keighley around1896. In 1911 Ellis was working as an apprentice overlooker.

Ellis served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment. He died 22 August 1915 whilst fighting in the Dardanelles. He is remembered on the Helles Memorial. The Helles Memorial stands on the tip of the Gallipoli Peninsula. It takes the form of an obelisk over 30 metres high that can be seen by ships passing through the Dardanelles.  

Ellis had an elder brother, Alfred, who also served his country and fought in the war. The brothers were great grandsons of Issac Ickeringill the noted chartist involved in (and imprisoned for) the Bingley war of 1848. They were also related to Ira Ickringill, twice mayor of Keighley, inventor, philanthropist and founder of several woollen mills in Keighley.

(Written with the assistance of John Mottley)

Illingworth, David
1896 – 1949

David Illingworth was the son of William Henry Illingworth. William was born 1856 in Yeadon. He married Ruth Cawthray in 1879. The family lived in Yeadon in 1881 & 1891 with William working as a wool sorter.  

David, the second youngest of six children, was born 1896 in Yeadon. He was baptised 27 March 1899 at Christ Church Oakworth. By 1901 the family were living in Keighley and by 1911 they had moved to 26 Constance Street in Saltaire. David worked as a spinning doffer.

David served in and survived the war. From before 1918 to after 1940 he lived with his sister Laura at 3 Mary Street in Saltaire. From around 1947 until his death in 1949 he lived at 22 Ada Street in Saltaire. David had a younger brother, John, who also served in the war.

Illingworth, John
1898 – ????

John Illingworth was the son of William Henry Illingworth. William was born 1856 in Yeadon. He married Ruth Cawthray in 1879. The family lived in Yeadon in 1881 & 1891 with William working as a wool sorter.

John, the youngest of six children, was born 1898 in Yeadon. By 1901 the family were living in Keighley and by 1911 they had moved to 26 Constance Street in Saltaire. John worked as a spinning doffer.

John served in and survived the war. From before 1918 he lived with his sister Laura at 3 Mary Street in Saltaire. John had an elder brother, David, who also served in the war.

Ingham, Fred
c1885 – ????

Fred Ingham was the son of William Spencer Ingham.
William was born 1855 in Bradford. He married Alice Parker 23 November 1878 at St. Peters Birstall.
 
Fred, was the second of four children, was born c1885 in Cleckheaton. In 1891 the family lived in Cleckheaton with William working as a mechanic. In 1901 the family were living at 8 William Henry Street in Saltaire with William working as a yarn scourer. By 1906 they moved to 37 George Street in Saltaire where they remained until after the war. In 1911 Fred was working as a bootmaker.

Fred had a younger brother, Harold, who also served in the war.

Ingham, Harold
c1888 – ????

Harold Ingham was the son of William Spencer Ingham. William was born 1855 in Bradford. He married Alice Parker 23 November 1878 at St. Peters Birstall.
 
Harold, was the third of four children, was born c1888 in Cleckheaton. In 1891 the family lived in Cleckheaton with William working as a mechanic. In 1901 the family were living at 8 William Henry Street in Saltaire with William working as a yarn scourer. By 1906 they moved to 37 George Street in Saltaire where they remained until after the war. In 1911 Harold was working as a mechanic vice fitter. In 1918 he was living at 71 Victoria Road in Saltaire.

Harold had an elder brother, Fred, who also served in the war.

Ives, Alfred
6 November 1886 – 1951

Alfred Ives was the son of Joshua Ives. Joshua was born 13 May 1854 in Baildon. He married Ann Whitfield 16 September 1882.
 
Alfred, the fourth of eight children, was born 6 November 1886 in Baildon.  He was baptised 16 December 1886 at Baildon Primitive Methodist Chapel. In 1891 the family were living in Cottingley with Joshua working as a warehouseman. In 1901 Joshua was widowed and working as chapel curator; fifteen year old Alfred was a worsted doffer.

Alfred married Clara Hogg 22 August 1908 at St Pauls Shipley. Alfred, now a blacksmith, had been living with Clara at her parent’s house, 18 George Street in Saltaire. In 1911 Alfred was working as a wool comber and living with his wife and one year old daughter, Lily, at 39 Ada Street in Saltaire.

Alfred fought in the war and survived. In 1919 he was still away from home with his family living at 24 Ashley Road in Shipley. In 1928 they moved back to Saltaire, living at 5 George Street.

Alfred died in 1951; he is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Cottingley.

Walter, a younger brother to Alfred also served his country and fought in the war.  

Irving, Robert Jackson
17 January 1879 – 1943

Robert Jackson Irving was born 17 January 1879 in Northern Ireland. His parents were Joseph & Elizabeth Irving; Joseph was a potato merchant.

In 1881 Robert was living with his grandparents, John & Sarah Nicholson in Cumberland. By 1891 he was living with his widowed mother in Cumberland.

Robert, working as a chauffeur married Eliza Walker 8 February 1910. They were both living at 8 Dove Street in Saltaire. In 1911 they were living in Wetherby. They had two daughters; Kathleen born 29 November 1910 and Doreen Elizabeth born 30 May 1915.

Robert, now living in Otley, was mobilised 20 September 1916 and he served in the Mechanical Transport Section of the Army Service Corps. Having survived the war he lived with his family in Otley until 1920 when they moved to Dale Street in Shipley. They then moved to Elliot Street where they remained until Robert’s death in 1943. Robert was buried 14 August 1943 at St Pauls Shipley.

Ives, Walter
c1892 – ????

Walter Ives was the son of Joshua Ives. Joshua was born 13 May 1854 in Baildon. He married Ann Whitfield 16 September 1882. In 1891 the family were living in Cottingley with Joshua working as a warehouseman. In 1901 Joshua was widowed and working as chapel curator. In 1911 they remained in Cottingley with Joshua working as a warehouseman.
 
Walter, the second youngest of eight children, was born c1892 in Cottingley. In 1911 he was a farm servant living with his family.
Walter, was employed by Messrs Walter R Kay Ltd., Cottingley Mills as a wool comber overlooker. He married Elizabeth Crabtree 8 June 1916 at St. Peters Shipley. Elizabeth was living at 10 George Street in Saltaire.

Walter enlisted with the Royal Army Medical Corps in Oct 1915; he survived the war. Walter and his family moved around Saltaire and Shipley at regular intervals, living in the following houses:-

1918 - 7 Herbert Street, Saltaire
1924 - 41 Whitlam Street, Saltaire
1931 - 28 George Street, Saltaire
1935 - 5 Harold Place, Saltaire
1946 - 30 Birklands Road, Shipley
1955 - 13 Springwoods Place, Shipley

Walter and Elizabeth had two children; Betty born 1921 and Dennis born 1924.

Alfred, an elder brother to Walter also served his country and fought in the war.  

 
 
 
 
 
   

 
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