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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

 

Eastell, John
26 November 1913 – 16 June 1973

John Eastell was the son of Herbert Eastell. Herbert was born 8 July 1892 in Windhill. He married Mary Bevan, 4 November 1911, at Bradford Cathedral.

John was born 26 November 1913. In 1914 they were living at Cowling Road Shipley. Herbert served in WW1 as a Private with the Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire Regiment. Having survived the war he lived with his family at the following houses in Saltaire: -

1918 to 1928 27 Titus Street
1929 to 1934 7 Constance Street
1934 to 1937 49 Titus Street

John married Emily Slingsby, 30 April 1934, at St Paul’s Shipley. They had at least three children, including Anthony born in 1950. In 1935 they were living at 35 Mary Street in Saltaire. In the 1939 Register they were living in Spenborough, where John worked as a grinder in a tank works.

John, a distinguished boxer, served in WW2 as a driver with the Royal Army Service Corps.

John died 16 June 1973 in Cleckheaton. He had a brother, Thomas, who sadly died in WW2.

 

Eastell, Thomas
1919 – 12 March 1944

Thomas was the son of Herbert Eastell. Herbert was born 8 July 1892 in Windhill. He married Mary Bevan, 4 November 1911, at Bradford Cathedral.

In 1914 they were living at Cowling Road Shipley. Herbert served in WW1 as a Private with the Prince of Wales’s Own West Yorkshire Regiment. Having survived the war he lived with his family at the following houses in Saltaire: -

1918 to 1928 27 Titus Street
1929 to 1934 7 Constance Street
1934 to 1937 49 Titus Street

Thomas (known as Tom) was born in 1919.

Report from the Shipley Times 20 February 1937: -

Wrestler’s Success - Tom Eastell, a popular member of the Saltaire Mills Gymnastic Club, was successful on Saturday in winning the Northern and Eastern Counties’ flyweight championship. He is also the present holder of the gymnastic club championship cup, rope climbing championship, and bronze medal weightlifting.

In May 1938, Tom was presented with a pair of wrestling boots by fellow members of the Saltaire Mills Gymnastic Club. Tom was the British & Yorkshire bantamweight wrestling champion.

Tom served as a Private with the 1st West Yorkshire Regiment in France, India, and Burma. He lost his life 12 March 1944. He is remembered on the Rangoon Memorial in Myanmar.

Tom had a brother, John, who also served in WW2.

 

Excell, William Thompson
5 May 1914 – 1976

William Thompson Excell was the son of James Blackburn Excell. James was born 21 September 1886 in Baildon. He married Alice Knight 23 May 1911 at Bradford Cathedral. James was working for J. E. Kay Plumbers at 54 Bingley Road. They lived at 22 (renumbered 43) Albert Road, Saltaire.

George was born 5 May 1914 in Saltaire. By 1916 the family were living at living at 21Thompson Street in Shipley.

William married Nellie Irene Hawley in 1936. They had three children – Brian born 1936, Graham 1940, and Bronwyn 1948. By 1939 they were living at 24 Herbert Street, Saltaire.

William served his country in WW2. By 1953 he was living with his family at 13 Birklands Road, Shipley, moving to 9 Springswood Avenue about 1956.

William died in 1976 in Waveney, Suffolk.

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
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