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WW2: Saltaire Roll of Honour
Researched by Colin Coates
 
WW2 Roll of Honour: surnames beginning with:

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O
P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

 

Abrams, Alwin
27 January 1906 – 1985

Alwin Abrams was the son of Thomas Abrams. Thomas was born 21 December 1868 in Lincolnshire. He married Susannah Pinder in 1892 in Gainsborough. In 1901 they were living in Lincolnshire with Thomas working as a gardener. By 1906 they were living in Rawmarsh, Rotherham.

Alwin, the fourth of six children, was born 27 January 1906 in Rawmarsh. By 1918 the family were living at 40 Titus Street in Saltaire.

Alwin married Hannah Mary Jones in 1928. By 1931 they were living at 12 Albert Terrace, Saltaire. Hannah died in 1932. Widower Alwin married Edna Thornton in 1934. They lived at 12 Albert Terrace up to 1937, when they moved to 35 Vicarage Road, Shipley.

Alwin married Edna Thornton in 1934. They lived at 35 Vicarage road in Windhill. Around 1938 Alwin was working for Shipley Council. Alwin joined the Army in 1940 and served as a driver in the Royal Engineers.

Alwin survived the war and died in Bradford in 1985. Alwin had a brother, George, who served in World War One and another brother, Thomas, who served in World War Two.

 
Abrams, Thomas
6 June 1908 – 26 June 1945

Thomas Abrams was the son of Thomas Snr. Abrams. Thomas Snr. was born 21 December 1868 in Lincolnshire. He married Susannah Pinder in 1892 in Gainsborough. In 1901 they were living in Lincolnshire with Thomas working as a gardener. By 1906 they were living in Rawmarsh, Rotherham.

Thomas, the second youngest of six children, was born 6 February 1908 in Rawmarsh. By 1918 the family was living at 40 Titus Street in Saltaire. From around 1932, Thomas worked as a builder’s labourer for Mr Abe Greenwood.

Thomas married Rose Thompson in 1933. Sadly, Rose died the following year aged just 23. Thomas served as a private in the Army Catering Corps. He died 26 June 1945 and he was buried at Nab Wood Cemetery in Shipley.

Thomas had a brother, George, who served in World War One and another brother, Alwin, who served in World War Two.

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Alderson, Frank
1 November 1911 – 2001

Frank Alderson was born, 1 November 1911, in Barnsley. He was the sixth child of Lucy Oates and Herbert Alderson. In 1911 Herbert was a coal miner living with his family in Barnsley.

Around 1920 they moved to 13 Constance Street in Saltaire. In the 1921 Census, Herbert was a gateman for Scotts Motor Cycle Co., in Hirst Wood, Shipley.

Frank served in WW2, having joined the army in 1933

Report in the Shipley Times 27 June 1945: -

RELEASED FROM JAPS

Liberated at Rangoon on 29 April, Lance Corporal Frank Alderson is back at his home, 13 Constance Street, Saltaire, after being a prisoner in Japanese hands for three years.

Lance Corporal Alderson, who is the eldest son of Mr. & Mrs. H. Alderson, has been in the Army for 12 years.

Frank died 12 March 1979 at 14/6 Woodend Crescent, Windhill. He was buried/cremated in the family grave in Nab Wood Cemetery, Shipley.

 
Allott, George Clifford
6 November 1913 – 1995

George Clifford Allott was the son of George snr, Allott. George snr. was born, 28 January 1883, in Hoyland near Barnsley. He married Elizabeth Ann Dean 1906 in Rotherham. In 1911 they were living in Barnsley with George snr. working as a miner.

George Clifford, known as Clifford was born, 6 November 1913, in Barnsley. In 1939 the family were living at 14 Glenaire Drive in Baildon with George snr. working as a gas works labourer and Clifford as building society clerk.

In August 1929, as a troop leader in the Shipley Parish Church Boy Scouts troop, Clifford attended the World Jamboree at Arrowe Park Birkenhead.

Clifford served in World War Two.

Living in Baildon , he married Irene Laycock, 6 September 1941, at St. Paul’s, Shipley. They lived with Irene’s parents at 41 Mary Street in Saltaire.

Clifford died 2 November 1995 in the district of Leeds.

 
Angus, Jack
1916 –????

John Thomas jnr. (known as Jack) Angus was the son of John Thomas Angus who was born in 1884 in Shotley Bridge, County Durham. He married Barbara Nichol in Gateshead in 1905. John worked as a coal miner and in 1911 he was living with his family in Ebchester, County Durham.

Jack was born 1916 in Gateshead. His father, John, served in WW1 with the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action 2 December 1917.

By 1944 widow Barbara was living with her children at 3 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

Jack served in WW2, having joined the Army in 1940. In 1944 he was a Private with the Durham Light Infantry. It is unclear what happened to Jack after the war.

Jack had four brothers who served in WW2 – Joseph, Leslie Wallace, Joss, and Thomas Gibson.

 
Angus, Joseph
c1906 –????

Joseph Angus was the son of John Thomas Angus. John was born in 1884 in Shotley Bridge, County Durham. He married Barbara Nichol in Gateshead in 1905.

Joseph was born c1906 in Blackhall, County Durham. John worked as a coal miner and in 1911 he was living with his family in Ebchester, County Durham. John served in WW1 with the Northumberland Fusiliers. He was killed in action, 2 December 1917.

By 1944 widow Barbara was living with her children at 3 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

Joseph served in WW2, having joined the Army in 1929. In 1944 he was a Private in the Royal Artillery. It is unclear what happened to Joseph after the war.

Joseph had four brothers who served in WW2 – Leslie Wallace, Joss, Thomas Gibson and Jack.

 
Angus, Joss
21 October 1922 – 1970

Joseph Gibson (known as Joss) Angus was the son of Barbara Angus, nee Nichol, father unknown. Barbara was widowed when her husband, John Angus was killed in action 2 December 1917.

Joss, a twin, was born 21 October 1922 in Gateshead. By 1944 widow Barbara was living with her children at 3 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

In 1940, working at Saltaire Mills, Joss enlisted with the R.A.F. to serve his country in WW2.

Joss died in Leeds, 12 January 2017.

Joss had four brothers who served in WW2 – Joseph, Leslie Wallace, Thomas Gibson and Jack.

 
Angus, Leslie Wallace
13 December 1919 – December 1990

Leslie Wallace Angus was the son of Barbara Angus, nee Nichol, father unknown. Barbara was widowed when her husband, John Angus was killed in action 2 December 1917.

Leslie was born 13 December 1919 in Gateshead. Leslie served in WW2, enlisting in 1938. At the time of enlistment he was working for the Shipley Cooperative Society. He married Edna Lawty in Keighley in 1943. By 1944, widow Barbara was living with her children at 3 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

Leslie died in December 1990 in Hartlepool, County Durham. Leslie had four brothers who served in WW2 – Joseph, Joss, Thomas Gibson and Jack.

 
Angus, Thomas Gibson
21 October 1922 – 1970

Thomas Gibson Angus was the son of Barbara Angus, nee Nichol, father unknown. Barbara was widowed when her husband, John Angus was killed in action 2 December 1917.

Thomas, a twin, was born 21 October 1922 in Gateshead.

By 1944 widow Barbara was living with her children at 3 Albert Terrace, Saltaire.

In 1940, working at Saltaire Mills, Thomas enlisted with the R.A.F. to serve his country in WW2.

Thomas married Margaret Leathley in 1947 in Lancaster. He died in Lancaster in 1970.

Thomas had four brothers who served in WW2 – Joseph, Leslie Wallace, Joss, and Jack.

 
Askam, Robert
12 November 1908 – January 1982

Robert Askam was the son of Robert Askam snr. The elder Robert was born 1882 in Hunslet. He married Ann Winter in Middlesbrough in 1904.

Robert, the third of eight children, was born 12 November 1908 in Newcastle. In 1911 he was living with his mother and siblings in a boarding house in Stockton-On-Tees.

Robert married Grace Maud Baker 30 July 1932 at St Peter’s in Shipley. They lived at 3 Ada Street in Saltaire. In 1939 Robert was working as a window cleaner. Robert served in WW2.

Robert died January 1982; Grace died 14 March 1991.

 
 
 
 
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