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Barsby, Constance Annie  
19 December 1923 – 2004

Constance Annie Barsby was the daughter of Albert Barsby. Albert was born 21 January 1887 in Baildon. He married Annie Burnley in 1910.

Constance was born 19 December 1923. In 1939 she was living with her parents at 30 Daleside Road in Shipley. She was working as a minder in a textile mill.

Report from Shipley Times 26 August 1942 as follows: -

Two sisters serving in the Forces are Miss Queenie Barsby (23), who has been serving in the N.A.A.F.I. for eighteen months, and Miss Constance A. Barsby (18). who has been serving as a switchboard operator in the A.T.S. Signal Corps for eleven months They are the daughters of M and Mrs Barsby, 30 Daleside Road, Windhill, Shipley. They were both formerly employed at Salts (Saltaire) Ltd., Saltaire Mills.

Constance’s mother died in 1948. Constance lived with her father at 31 Shirley Street, Saltaire. He died in 1974. Constance, a spinster, died in 2004.

Beaumont, Albert
????? – ????

Albert Beaumont married Ada Isabella Crowe in 1935. Report from Shipley Times 25 November 1942 as follows:

Signaller Albert Beaumont, husband of Mrs. A. Beaumont, 53 Mountain Street, Windhill, serving with the carrier pigeon service with the Royal Corps of Signals, was called up at the beginning the war. Before joining he was employed Salt’s (Saltaire) Ltd., Saltaire Mills.

Around 1949 they moved to 72 Carr Lane in Shipley.

Birch, Frederick Arthur  
27 January 1912 – 1980

Frederick Arthur Birch was the son of Walter Birch. Walter was born c1873 in Sheffield. He married Hannah Allen 21 June 1903 at All Saints Otley. In 1911 they were living in Rotherham with Walter employed as a colliery worker.

Frederick, their fourth surviving child was born 27 January 1912 in Rotherham. He married Bessie Horn in 1937. They lived with Bessie’s parents at 2 Rhodes Street in Shipley. In 1939 Frederick was working as a mill weft room labourer.

Report from the Shipley Times 12 August 1942 as follows:

Private Frederick Arthur Birch, aged 30 years, was employed by Messrs. Salts (Saltaire) Ltd., before joining the West Yorkshire Regiment 1940. He is now serving in India. His wife and daughter reside at 2, Rhodes Street, Saltaire.

After the war Frederick lived with his mother at 20 Wellington Crescent in Shipley. Frederick died in 1980.

Bower, Gordon
1889 – 4 November 1954
[Updated: 23 September 2019]

Gordon Bower's biography is logged in the WW1 Roll of Honour as he served in both wars.

Boyes, Cyril
21 August 1909 – 1990

Cyril Boyes was the son of Sam Willie Boyes. Sam was born 1883 in Bradford. He married Manetta Woodhead 31 January 1909 at Bradford Cathedral.

Cyril, their first child, was born 21 August 1909 in Saltaire.
In 1911 the family lived at 11 Helen Street in Saltaire with Sam employed as a van man.

Cyril married Lily Stead in 1934. In 1939 they were living at 19 Herbert Street in Saltaire. Report from Shipley Times 1 July 1942 as follows: -

Cpl. C Boyes, husband of Mrs Boyes, 19 Herbert Street, saltaire, is serving in the Middle East. Before the war he was employed at Salts (Saltaire) Ltd. He has been a member of the Airedale Harriers for a number of years, winning his first Yorkshire cross-country medal at the age of 17.

Lily died in 1985; Cyril died in 1990.


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