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Tattersall, Edwin
1890 – 1972

Edwin Tattersall was the son of James Tattersall. James was born c1849 in Bradford. He married widower Sarah Hannah Ackroyd (maiden name Whitfield) 27 August 1882 at Bradford Cathedral.

Edwin, the youngest of five children, was born 1890 in Shipley. In 1891 the family were living at 10 Well Croft in Shipley with James working as a hawker. Around 1899 they moved to 21 Constance Street in Saltaire with James working as a hoist driver in a factory. In 1911 Edwin was working as a warp twister.

Edwin enlisted with the Royal Army Service Corps 2 March 1916. He saw active service from 14 June 1917 until he was discharged 18 March 1920. He married Annie Oddy (otherwise Pitts) 28 July 1923 at the Primitive Methodist Church Saltaire Road Shipley. They lived with Annie’s parents at 24 Wycliffe Road in Shipley until around 1929 when they moved to 13 Brookfield Avenue in Shipley. Edwin died in 1972.

Taylor, George
1894 – ????

George Taylor was the son of William Taylor. William was born c1868 in Shipley. He married Agnes Ann Mullock in 1891 at Edge Hill in Lancashire.

George, the second oldest of five children, was born 1894 in Shipley. In 1901 the family were living at 16 Oastler Road in Shipley with William working as a carpenter & joiner. They moved to 72 George Street in Saltaire around in 1910; they remained there throughout the war. George served with the Royal Field Artillery and survived the war.

Taylor, William Henry
???? – ????

In 1918 whilst serving his country William Henry Taylor was living with George & Annie Marquis. The relationship between them and William is not known.

Teale, Thomas
c1883 – ????

Thomas Teale was the son of Tom Teale.
Tom was born 1841 in Baildon. He married Sarah Wittam 15 April 1865 at Bradford Cathedral. In 1881 they were living in Baildon with Tom working as a warp twister.

Thomas, one of thirteen children, was born c1883 in Baildon. By 1888 the family were living at 21 Constance Street in Saltaire. In 1901 Sarah was widowed and living with her family in Bingley; Thomas was working as a stone mason.
Thomas married Hannah Murgatroyd 18 April 1908 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1911 they were living without children in Cottingley; Thomas was working as a stone mason.

Thomas survived the war having served with the West Yorkshire and Worcestershire Regiments. He is remembered on the Roll of Honour at Cottingley.

Thomas, Harold
c1888 – ????

Harold Thomas was the son of William Thomas. William was born c1863 in Shipley. William was married twice; Annie, with whom he had two sons, and Isabella.

Harold, the younger son, was born 1888 in Saltaire. In 1891 & 1901 the family were living at 19 Dove Street in Saltaire. William was employed as a weaving overlooker and Harold as an errand boy in a worsted mill.

Harold married Floran Sutcliffe 31 May 1910 at Bradford Cathedral. Floran was living at 42 Victoria Road in Saltaire. In 1911 Harold was a warp twister living with his wife a two month old daughter, Winifred, at 14 Herbert Street in Saltaire. Harold served in and survived the war. He was still at the same address with his wife in 1962.

Thompson, Albert Edward
13 February 1899 –????

Albert Edward Thompson was the son of Joseph Thompson. Joseph was born c1877 in Bradford. He married Margaret Ann Harnly in 1897 at St Michaels Cottingley.

Albert, the eldest of five children, was born 13 February 1899 in Cottingley. In 1911 they were living in Bradford with Joseph working as a labourer. By 1915 they had moved to 26 Constance Street in Saltaire where they remained throughout the war.

Albert enlisted 13 February 1917, on his 18th birthday, and he was mobilised two days later. He saw action in France as a Private with the York & Lancaster Regiment. He was discharged 14 December 1919. In 1929 he was living at 28 Dallam Avenue in Shipley. By 1940 he had moved to 4 Hirst Wood Crescent in Shipley.

Thompson, Arthur Oswald
1888 – 5 June 1917

Arthur Oswald Thompson was the son of Charles Thomson. Charles was born c1855 in Addingham. He married Mary Elizabeth Long in 1876. In 1881 they were living at North Bierley with Charles working as a worsted warper.

Arthur, the fourth of five children, was born 1888 in Shipley. By 1891 the family had moved to Shipley. In 1901 and 1911 they were living at 19 Victoria Road in Saltaire. During the war they were living at 17 Titus Street in Saltaire. In 1901, Arthur was working as an office boy in a worsted mill and in 1911 he was a wool sorter.

Arthur married Hannah Hudson Silson 17 August 1912 at Saltaire Road Primitive Methodist Chapel Shipley. He served as a Private with the 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Arthur is remembered on the Arras Memorial in Northern France. He is also remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood & St. Peters.

Thompson, George  
???? – ????

In 1918 whilst serving his country George Thompson was living at 26 Caroline Street in Saltaire with his wife Mary Alice (marriage date and maiden name unknown). By 1923 they were living at 10 Ada Street in Saltaire. From around 1928 they were living at 64 George Street in Saltaire.

Thompson, Herbert
c1891 – 1 July 1916

Herbert Thompson was the son of John Oldfield Thompson.
John was born 1850 in Otley. He married Kate Ward 14 September 1874 in All Saints Church, Otley. In 1881 they were living in Westgate, Otley with John as an out of business butcher.

Herbert, the youngest of six children was born c1891 in Shipley. In 1901 the family was living at Hawthorn Cottage in Windhill.
Herbert married Ellen Waldron 9 April 1910 at St Pauls, Shipley. Ellen was living at 24 Fanny Street in Saltaire. In 1911 they were living with Ellen’s mother at 15 Victoria Road in Saltaire. Herbert was working as an iron turner. They had a son, Frank, born in 1910.

Herbert ThompsonHerbert served as a Lance Corporal with the 10th Battalion Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment). He died 1 July 1916 and he is buried in Dantzig Alley British Cemetery in Mametz near Albert in Northern France. He is remembered on the Rolls of Honour at Nab Wood and St. Peters.
1 July 1916 was the opening day of Battle of the Somme. On this day the British Army suffered 57,470 casualties of which 19,240 were killed.
Twenty two were killed from the Shipley locality including six from Saltaire; Herbert Bullock, George Henry Clegg, Fred Foster, Maurice Helliwell, Thomas Horsfall, and Herbert.

Thompson, Joseph
???? – ????

Joseph Thompson served in and survived the war. In 1918 he was living with Joseph & Margaret Ann Thompson at 26 Constance Street in Saltaire. (Relationship unknown; he was not their son.)

Thompson, Paul
???? – ????

Paul Thompson served in and survived the war. In 1918 he was living with Alice & Maria Whitaker at 5 Titus Street in Saltaire.

Thompson, Reginald
24 September 1900 – 1980

Reginald Thompson was the son of William Thompson. William was born 15 November 1878 in Bradford. He married Ruth Ann Winpenny 12 April 1899 at St. Pauls Shipley. Ruth lived at 26 Constance Street in Saltaire.
 
Reginald was born 24 September 1900 in Saltaire. He was baptised 14 October 1900 at St. Pauls Shipley. In 1901 the family lived at 26 Constance Street with William working as a commercial clerk. By 1918 they were living at 29 Caroline Street in Saltaire.

Reginald joined up in 1918 and he was mobilised 16 October 1918. He served with the 53rd (Young Soldiers) Battalion Durham Light Infantry. He was transferred 10 April 1919 to the 76th Trench Mortar Company. Reginald was then transferred 22 November 1919 to the 29th Company Machine Gun Corps. After the war Reginald lived at 29 Caroline Street up to around 1928.
He died at Morecambe in 1980.

Thornhill, Harold Russell
1898 – 1980

Harold Russell Thornhill was the son of Isaac Bennett Thornhill. Isaac was born c1871 in Lincolnshire. He married Ada Fanny Penelope Russell in 1897.

Harold, the elder of two sons, was born July 1898 in Clifton near Brighouse. In 1901 the family were living at Mirfield with Isaac a draper’s manager. By 1914 they had moved to 7 Maddocks Street in Saltaire where they remained until around 1932. Harold was a clerk for stuff merchants Law & Russell in Bradford. He played football for St Peters Shipley.

Harold ThornhillHarold enlisted 5 August 1916 and was held in reserve until he was mobilised and posted 13 February 1917. He served as a Private with the Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons before being transferred to 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment. As reported in the Shipley Times he was wounded 27 March 1918 and he was “a half inch off death”. Harold was shot through the right lower jaw, the bullet coming out at the back of his neck. It was a miraculous escape as he recovered in a hospital in Beckenham in London. On his release from hospital he performed home duties until he was discharged 23 February 1919.
Harold married Ethel Holgate 12 August 1933 at St. Peters Shipley. He was a commercial traveller living at 20 Bradford Road in Shipley. The married couple lived at 2 Wensley Avenue in Shipley. Harold died 1980 in Kent.

Thornton, Albert Bernard
1890 – 26 March 1918

Albert Bernard Thornton was the son of Farrar Thornton.
Farrar was born c1864 in Bradford. He married Ellen Jeffrey 9 December 1866 at St Wilfrid Calverley.
Albert, the second youngest of four children, was born 1890 in Baildon. In 1891 the family were living in Shipley with Farrar working as a stone mason. Farrar found himself on trial at Leeds Town Hall, 6 December 1892, where he was found guilty of housebreaking and larceny. He was imprisoned for 12 months.
In 1901 Ellen was living with her children, but without her husband, at 11 Ada Street in Saltaire.

Albert served as a Driver with 459th Battery Royal Field Artillery. He died 26 March 1918 and he is remembered on the Pozieres Memorial near Albert in France. He is also remembered on the Roll of Honour at Nab Wood.
Albert had a younger brother, Aquilla, who also served his country and fought in the war.

Thornton, Aquilla Augustus
1892 – 1949

Aquilla Augustus Thornton was the son of Farrar Thornton
Farrar was born c1864 in Bradford. He married Ellen Jeffrey 9 December 1866 at St Wilfrid Calverley. In 1891 the family were living in Shipley with Farrar working as a stone mason. Farrar found himself on trial at Leeds Town Hall 6 December 1892 where he was found guilty of housebreaking and larceny. He was imprisoned for 12 months.
Aquilla, the youngest of four children, was born 1892 in Undercliffe. In 1901 Ellen was living with her children, but without her husband, at 11 Ada Street in Saltaire.

Aquilla served as a Rifleman with the Kings Royal Rifle Corps attesting 22 April 1915. He was living at 6 Herberts Place in Windhill and worked as a farm labourer. He went absent without leave from 12 August 1915 until 30 August 1915 when he was apprehended by the civil authorities. He was sentenced to 28 days in detention.
Aquilla married Annie Shaw 24 Dec 1917 in Ormskirk. He was a prisoner of war from 21 March 1918 until the war ended. He was discharged 4 March 1919.
Aquilla died 1949 in Ormskirk
Aquilla had an elder brother, Albert, who lost his life serving his country in the war.

Thornton, Albert Edward
1886 – ????

Albert Edward Thornton was the son of Arthur Thornton. Arthur was born c1855 in Wilsden. He married Jessie Harriet Goodacre in 1881.

Albert, the fourth of nine children, was born 1887 in Shipley. He was baptised 6 November 1887 St Pauls Shipley. In 1891 the family were living in Bradford with Arthur working as a cotton warp dresser. By 1901 they had moved to 10 Constance Street in Saltaire. In 1911 they were living at 8 Albert Road (current no 15) in Saltaire with Albert working as a stuff pattern man. Both Albert and his father played cricket for Saltaire.

Arthur died 18 April 1915. From 1916 his widow, Jessie lived at 68 Victoria Road in Saltaire.

Albert survived the war having served as a Signaller with the Royal Navy. His brothers, Arthur, Edwin & Robert, also fought in the war.

Thornton, Arthur N.
1886 – ????

Arthur N. Thornton was the son of Arthur Thornton. Arthur was born c1855 in Wilsden. He married Jessie Harriet Goodacre in 1881.

Arthur, the third of nine children, was born 1886 in Shipley. In 1891 the family were living in Bradford with Arthur senior working as a cotton warp dresser. By 1901 they had moved to 10 Constance Street in Saltaire. Arthur senior played cricket for Saltaire whilst his son played for Rosse Street Baptist Church.

Arthur went to India in 1909 and from there to Australia where he lived with his wife and child. He enlisted with the Australian forces was a Sergeant when in April 1918 he was awarded the Military Medal. Arthur had three younger brothers, Albert, Edwin & Robert, who all fought in the war.

Thornton, Edwin Gordon
16 May 1892 – ????
[Text revised 6 November 2016: Edwin's marriage date to Maud, corrected.]

Edwin Gordon Thornton was the son of Arthur Thornton. Arthur was born c1855 in Wilsden. He married Jessie Harriet Goodacre in 1881. In 1891 the family were living in Bradford with Arthur working as a cotton warp dresser.

Edwin, the seventh of nine children, was born 16 May 1892 in Bradford. He was baptised 6 July 1892 St Pauls Shipley. In 1901 the family were living at 10 Constance Street in Saltaire. In 1911 they were living at 8 Albert Road (current no 15) in Saltaire with Edwin working as a stuff pattern man. Arthur died 18 April 1915. From 1916 his widow, Jessie lived at 68 Victoria Road in Saltaire. 

Edwin married Maud Dean 28 October 1916 at St Paul’s Shipley. He signed up 7 December 1915 and was held in reserve until he was mobilised 14 December 1916. He saw action as a Sapper with the London Regiment (Artists Rifles). He was discharged 23 December 1919.

Edwin had three brothers, Arthur, Albert & Robert, who served in the war.

Thornton, Ernest Harrison
24 August 1889 – 10 December 1934

Ernest Harrison Thornton was the son of John William Thornton. John was born c1860 in Saltaire. John married Sarah Jane (surname unknown) c1888.

Ernest, an only son with a younger sister, was born 24 August 1889 in Saltaire. In 1891 the family were living at 51 George Street in Saltaire with John working as a mill stock keeper. In 1888/89 John and his family moved to 36 Titus Street. John took over the running of the grocers & confectioners, from his brother Samuel, next door at number 37. By 1911 Ernest was helping his father run the shop; before 1914 he worked as a traveller for the Midland Vinegar Company.

Ernest married Nellie Wardman 21 October 1914 at St Judes Manningham. Shortly after the outbreak of the war Ernest joined the 2nd West Riding Field Ambulance. He was subsequently selected to join the West Riding Casualty Clearing Station and went to France in April 1915. When home on leave in November 1915 he spoke to a reprensative of the Shipley Times who wrote the following about him:

“Sgt. Thornton, who is a master cook, speaks highly of the admirable arrangements which are made for the feeding of the men and also with regard to the treating of the wounded. When men came out of action they were of high spirits he said. This was especially so after an advance had been made. He and several of his colleagues had to deal with a large batch of wounded after the battle of Loos, and he said that the men were quite happy despite their wounds.”

The Battle of Loos took place between 25 September 1915 and 14 October 1915. British losses totalled 59, 247 whilst the Germans lost about 26,000.

Ernest survived the war and he died 10 October 1934 at Cullercoats, a fishing village in Northumberland. He is remembered on the Saltaire URC Roll of Honour.

Thornton, Robert Lincoln
8 April 1896 – ????

Robert Lincoln Thornton was the son of Arthur Thornton. Arthur was born c1855 in Wilsden. He married Jessie Harriet Goodacre in 1881. In 1891 the family were living in Bradford with Arthur working as a cotton warp dresser.

Robert Lincoln ThorntonRobert, the youngest of nine children, was born 8 April 1896 in Bradford. He was baptised 27 May 1896 St Pauls Shipley. In 1901 the family were living at 10 Constance Street in Saltaire. In 1911 they were living at 8 Albert Road (current no 15) in Saltaire with Robert  working as a stuff pattern boy. Arthur died 18 April 1915. From 1916 his widow, Jessie lived at 68 Victoria Road in Saltaire. 

Robert enlisted with the Bradford “Pals” Regiment at the outbreak of the war. He saw action as a Lance Corporal with the Dorsetshire Regiment. He survived the war despite having diphtheria and being wounded in the left shoulder.

Robert had three brothers, Arthur, Albert and Edwin, who also fought in the war. 

Thorpe, Willie
???? – ????

Willie Thorpe enlisted as a Private with the Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire Regiment. He enlisted November 1916 and he was discharged after he was severely wounded in May 1918.
In 1918 Willie was living with Sarah Hogan (relationship unknown) at 15 George Street in Saltaire.

[Revised 24 January 2016]

Tillotson, Fred
1885 – 27 December 1944

Fred Tillotson was the son of Charles Tillotson. Charles was born 1844 in Barwick in Elmet (village near Leeds). He married Hannah Wilson 7 July 1865 at St Mary’s Garforth. They lived at Garforth in 1871 & 1881 with Charles working as a coal miner.

Fred, the youngest of ten children, was born 1885 in Soothill (near Dewsbury). In 1891 the family were living at 11 George Street in Saltaire with Charles working as coal merchant. By 1901 Charles had died, leaving his widow Hannah living at 25 George Street in Saltaire. Fred was working as shoemaker. 1911 they remained at 25 George Street with Fred now working as an agent for supply stores. Fred married Hilda Mary Drake 27 October 1915 at Rosse Street Chapel Shipley.

Fred enlisted 13 December 1915 and he was held in reserve until he was mobilised 7 November 1916. He served as a Gunner with the Royal Garrison Artillery before being transferred to the 3rd Battalion Dorsetshire Regiment. Fred was discharged 28 January 1919. He lived with his family at 36 Victoria Road in Saltaire until he died 27 December 1944.

Towler, John Edward
1895 – 1934

John Edward Towler was the son of Joseph James Towler. Joseph was born c1866 in York. He married Margaret Ann Overin 5 May 1894 at Bradford Cathedral.

John, the elder of two children, was born 1895 in Saltaire. The family lived at 4 Amelia Street in Saltaire from around 1895 until they moved to 24 Whitlam Street in Saltaire. They remained there until around 1912; Joseph was a stone quarryman and John a mill worker. John served in and survived the war. He married Lily Longden 26 March 1921 at St Mary’s Woodkirk near Leeds. John died 1934 and he was buried 29 October 1934 at St Mary’s Woodkirk.

Town, Harold
???? – ????

Harold Town served in and survived the war. In 1918 he was living with Fred & Annie Shackleton at 4 Harold Place in Saltaire.

Trotter, Gordon  
1891 – 23 January 1937

Gordon Trotter was the son of Richard Trotter. Richard was born 1863 in Saltaire. He married Alice Emma Quanbury 14 February 1891 at St. Pauls Shipley. Richard was living at 58 Titus in Saltaire.

Gordon, the eldest of five children, was born 1891 in Saltaire. In 1891 the family lived at 36 Victoria Road (now no 62) in Saltaire, with Richard working as a painter & paperhanger. In 1899 they were living at 55 Victoria Road; in 1901 at 64 Victoria Road. Richard died in 1909. By 1911 Gordon was pattern room man living with his widowed mother at 58 Titus Street.

Gordon survived the war having served with the Duke of Wellington’s West Riding Regiment & the Labour Corps. After the war he lived at 4 Harold Place in Saltaire, where he remained until he died 23 January 1937. Gordon never married; he left his estate of £423 4s 9d (£25,200 in today’s money) to his brother Herbert, a cloth finisher’s labourer, and his sister Bertha, a spinster.

Turner, Richard Alfred
1886 –1963

Richard Alfred Turner was the son of Alfred Turner. Alfred was born 1854 in Wolverhampton. He married Sarah Anne Dear in 1878 in Gloucester. In 1881 they were living in Hastings with Alfred working as a lathe renderer.

Richard, the eldest of three children, was born 1886 in Cardiff. In 1891 the family were living in Glamorgan. By 1901 they had moved to Gloucester with Richard working as a labourer.
Richard married Lily Annie Capener 1906 in Gloucester. In 1911 they were living in Hunslet with Richard working as a labourer on the copper department of a chemical works. They had two children; Lily Rose (born 1907, died 1983) & Richard Arthur (born 1909). By 1913 Richard was working on the railways and living with his family at 125 Union Street in Shipley. In 1914 they were living at 9 Ada Street in Saltaire.

Richard served as a Lance Corporal with the 1st Battalion Gloucestershire Regiment. Having survived the war he lived with his family at 39 Wilmer Road in Shipley. Richard died in the district of Bradford in 1963.

 
 
 
 
 
 


 

 
   

 
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