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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


Dearden, Roy
19 December 1912 – 1975

Roy Dearden was the son of Joseph Henry Dearden. Joseph was born 18 May 1887 in Baildon. In 1911 working as a scourer he married Nellie Clarke,

Roy was born 19 December 1912. He was a joiner’s apprentice living with his parents at 11 Edward Street when he married Annie Thackray 4 February 1933 at Bethel Chapel in Shipley. Roy was a lifelong member of chapel. The couple had daughters Sheila, Wendy & Kathleen. From before 1936 they lived at 26 Herbert Street in Saltaire.

Working as a joiner for W Stephenson & Son, Ostler Road Shipley, Roy joined the Army and served as a trooper in the Royal Engineers in WW2.

Having survived the war, Roy and his family moved to 41 Norwood Terrace around 1948. Then by 1959 they were living 14 Midland Road in Baildon. The advert below is from the Shipley Times 18 March 1959

Roy was a member of the Saltaire Cricket Club and of the Airedale Harriers.

Roy died in 1975.


Dovener, Arthur
19 November 1919 – 2012

Arthur Dovener was the son of George Willie Dovener. George was born 4 May 1884 in Middlesbrough. George married Edith Annie Thompson 9 May 1906 at Saltaire Congregational Church. They had two children. In 1911 they were living at 3 Melbourne Street, Shipley, where George worked as a plumber. He was a member of the Saltaire Angling Club. From 1912 to 1934 they lived at 6 Queen Street, Shipley. From 1935 they lived at 59 Albert Road, Saltaire,

Arthur, who had an older sister, was born 19 November 1919. He served his country in WW2.

Report from the Shipley Times 27 January 1943: -
Sapper Arthur Dovener, only son Mr. and Mrs. G.W. Dovener, 59 Albert Road, Saltaire, has served in the Royal Engineers three years. He served in France, then in the Shetlands and is now in the Middle East. Before Joining the Army he was an apprentice plumber with Messrs. W. Toothill and Son, Bradford. He was an enthusiastic badminton player and also holds the bronze medallion for swimming.

Having survived the war, Arthur married Edith M. Clayton in 1950. Edith died in 2006. Arthur died in 2012 in Skipton.

Dowgill, Arthur Reginald
6 July 1924 – 1985

Arthur Reginald Dowgill was the son of Harry Dowgill. Harry was born 2 August 1879 in Calverley. He married Helena Parker in 1908 in Hunslet. They had seven children. In 1911 they were living in Idle with Harry working as an iron moulder.

Arthur, their youngest child, was born 6 July 1924. He married Miriam Lee in 1943. They lived with Miriam’s family at 47 Albert Road, Saltaire. Arthur served his country in WW2. Miriam and Arthur had two children – Elaine born in 1949 and Richard in 1954. By 1953 they were living at 52 Glenside Road, Shipley; in 1954 at 12 Edward Street, Saltaire, and in 1955, at 33 Titus Street, Saltaire.

Arthur died in 1985.


Doyle, Harold Robinson
1900 –1969

Harold Robinson Doyle was the son of Thomas Francis & Ada Doyle.

Harold, the youngest of eight children, was born 1900 in Bradford. In 1901 the family were living in Horton. Ada died in 1903. Widower, Thomas Francis, married Ellen Priest, 22 December 1904, at Gomersal Parish Church.

By 1911 they were living at 30 George Street in Saltaire. Thomas Francis worked as a worsted spinning overlooker and he served as a councillor on Shipley Council. The family lived at 30 George Street throughout WW1.

Harold survived the WW1 having served with the Leicestershire Regiment. After the war he lived at 15 Hirstwood Crescent in Shipley. Harold also served in WW2 as a Lance Corporal. He was awarded the D.S.M.

Harold married Lily Greenwood 5 February 1944.

Report in the Shipley Times 9 February: -

At the Frizinghall Parish Church, on Saturday (5 February), the Vicar (the Rev. J. R. M. Johnstone) officiated at a wedding between L/Cpl. Harold R. Doyle. D.C.M., of 46, St. Paul's Road, Shipley, son of the late Mr. T. F. Doyle, the well-known Shipley Councillor, and Miss Lily Greenwood, daughter of Mr, J. Greenwood, Clare Street, Frizinghall. The bride was given away by her father, and wore a two-piece Royal blue dress, and carried a spray of carnations. The bridesmaids were Miss F. Greenwood, Miss E. Kenny and Miss R. M. Seevers. Miss Greenwood wore a dress of dusky pink and Miss Kenny and Miss Seevers wore dresses of Air Force blue, and carried Victorian posies of white chrysanthemums.

The best man was Mr. Harold Kenny, and the groomsman was Mr. Arthur Doyle. (brother of the groom)

A reception was held at the Schoolroom, and 30 persons sat down to tea. The relatives and friends who attended were Mr. and Mrs. H. Kenny. Mrs. H. Baker, of Shoreham, Sussex (sister of the bridegroom), Mrs. Arthur Doyle, Mrs. N. Stead. Mrs. W. Bell.

Lily & Harold lived at 8 Clare Street, Frizinghall. Harold died in 1969.

Harold had three brothers who also served their country and fought in the WW1; Arthur, Thomas Henry and Albert Richard.


Doyle, Kenneth Percy
5 October 1923 – 2002

Kenneth Percy Doyle was the son of Arthur Doyle. Arthur was born 8 May 1894 in Bradford. He married Alice Lancaster in 1920.

Kenneth was born 5 October 1923 in Shipley.

He lived with his family in numerous houses: -

1923 to 1926 – 15 Hirstwood Crescent, Shipley
1927 – 18 Albert Road, Shipley
1928 to 1929 – 54 Titus Street, Saltaire
1930 to 1933 – 55 Albert Road, Saltaire
1934 – 57 Hirst Wood Road, Shipley
1935 to 1948 – 45 St. Paul’s Road, Shipley
1949 – 7 Rockcliffe Avenue, Baildon

In the 1939 Register his father was working as a manufacturer’s clerk and Kenneth as an apprentice printer.

Kenneth attended Saltaire Congregational Sunday school. He played football for Windhill Crag Road and cricket for Salts (Saltaire) Club. He served in the R.A.F. in WW2.

Kenneth married Annie Moylan in 1949. They lived at 29 Rhodes Street, Shipley. By 1955 they had moved to 47 Thornacre Road, Shipley, they then moved to No. 50 around 1958.

Kenneth died in 2002. He had a brother, Thomas Francis Doyle, who also served in the R.A.F. in WW2.


Doyle, Thomas Francis
1921 –????

Thomas Francis Doyle was the son of Arthur Doyle. Arthur was born 8 May 1894 in Bradford. He married Alice Lancaster in 1920.

Thomas was born in 1921 in Saltaire.

He lived with his family in numerous houses: -

1921 to 1922 – 21 Amelia Street, Saltaire
1923 to 1926 – 15 Hirstwood Crescent, Shipley
1927 – 18 Albert Road, Shipley
1928 to 1929 – 54 Titus Street, Saltaire
1930 to 1933 – 55 Albert Road, Saltaire
1934 – 57 Hirst Wood Road, Shipley
1935 to 1948 – 45 St. Paul’s Road, Shipley

Thomas played football for Shipley Albion Football Club. He was a keen cyclist and was a member of Bradford Pennine Club. He served as a Leading Aircraftman in the R.A.F. in WW2. In 1942 he was stationed in Egypt.

He had a brother, Kenneth Percy Doyle , who also served in the R.A.F. in WW2.





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