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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


Jackson, Horace Taylor
9 June 1911 – January 1982

Horace Taylor Jackson was the son of Albert Edward Jackson. Albert was born 1875 in Ilkley. He married Emma Taylor in 1903 at St Peter’s Addingham. In 1911 they were living in Ilkley where Albert was a French polisher. They had at least three children with one dying as an infant.

Horace was born 9 June 1911 in Ilkley. He married Emma L Rhodes in 1934. By 1939 they were living at 38 Ada Street with Horace’s widowed mother. In 1939 Horace was woolsorter’s foreman. Horace served in WW2.

Report from the Shipley Times 2 September 1939: -

Horace T. Jackson (30), wool sorter, Shipley, was charged with not having a road fund licence fixed in a manner required, at Shipley, on August 4. P.C. Slater stated the facts. Defendant, who said he had bought a licence but it had not arrived, was fined 6s.

Report from the Shipley Times 23 December 1942: -

Private Horace Taylor Jackson. son of Mr. and Mrs. E. Jackson. 38 Ada Street, Saltaire, of the Royal Marines, has been serving since October 20. In civil life he was employed by Mr. Harold Senior. Eastbrook Milts, Bradford.

Report from the Shipley Times 23 January 1946 as follows: -

The son of Mrs E Jackson, who lives with his wife at 38 Ada Street, Marine T Jackson, Commando Group, has been in Bombay since June, and has served in the Army nearly four years. He went ashore in Normandy on D-Day, and in civil life worked at Harold Senior’s, Leeds Road, Bradford.

Report from the Shipley Times 7 May 1947 as follows: -

For driving a motor car without a licence Horace Taylor Jackson (35) a foreman wool sorter of 38 Ada Street was fined 5s. He pleaded “guilty”.
P.C. Brooks said that 8.15 am on 4 April he stopped Jackson in Saltaire Road, Shipley. His license had expired on 13 March. He was told he would be reported and said, “I thought it expired in May.”

Horace died 23 September 1986 at 3 Carnegie Drive, Shipley.


James, Walter
???? – ????

Report in the Shipley Times 10 May 1944: -

Private Walter James, the husband of Mrs. Florrie James, of 2 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, has been in H.M. Forces for three years. Before joining up he worked at W. P. Butterfield, Tank Works, Shipley.

From 1947 to 1958 Walter & Florence lived at 14 Titus Street, Saltaire.


Johnson, Frank
1919 – ????

Frank Johnson was the son of Leonard Johnson. Leonard was born c1874 in Rawmarsh. Working as a coal miner he married Beatrice Walker in 1904 in Rotherham.

Frank was born in 1919 in South Emsall.

Leonard died in 1936. In 1939 widowed Beatrice was living at 48 Titus Street in Saltaire. By 1943 she had moved to 21a Titus Street.

Report from the Shipley Times 29 October 1938: -

The story of how four Shipley youths had a joy ride from Bradford to Skipton in a motor car taken away without the owner's consent, was heard at the Bradford City Police Court on Wednesday, when Frank Johnson millhand, 48 Titus Street. Saliaire, was charged with taking away motor car valued at £70, the property of Morris Woodhead, without the owner's consent and driving the car without a policy insurance against third party risks; and Colin Bell (20), vanman, 69 Hirst Wood Road, Shipley. Kenneth l.Upton (19) railway porter, 101 Union Street, Shipley, and Arthur Timbers (19), dyer’s labourer, 14 Helen Street, Saltaire, were charged with aiding and abetting Johnson, whilst there was a further charge against Bell of having stolen an ignition key valued 6d, the property of Joe Woodhead, on 15 October.

The defendants were each bound over in the sum of £5 for three years under the Probation of Offenders Act and each had to pay £2 for compensation.

Johnson, for driving without a policy of insurance, was fined £4 and his driving licence was suspended for one year.

Report from the Shipley Times 20 May 1939: -

Applying for the removal of suspension of his driving licence, at Bradford City Court on Tuesday (16 May). Frank Johnson, of Titus Street, Saltaire, said he was a member of the Territorial Army, and was liable to be asked to drive during forthcoming extensive manoeuvres. His sergeant-major had advised him to apply for removal of the suspension. Mr. Wood said the police did not oppose the application, and it was granted.

Frank served in WW2.

In May 1947 he was best man at the wedding of his brother, Walter.


Johnson, Walter
1 December 1917 – ????

Walter Johnson was the son of  Leonard Johnson. Leonard was born c1874 in Rawmarsh. Working as a coal miner he married Beatrice Walker in 1904 in Rotherham.

Walter, the youngest of four children, was born 1 December 1917 in South Emsall. Leonard died in 1936. In 1939 widowed Beatrice was living at 48 Titus Street in Saltaire.

Report from Shipley Times 7 July 1943 as follows: -

Mrs. B. Johnson, of 21a Titus Street, Saltaire, has been iInformed that her son, W.S. Bombardier Walter Johnson, R.A., who has been missing since the fall of Hong Kong, where he had served three years, is a prisoner of war in the hands of the Japanese at Osaka. Before enlisting he was in the employ of Salts (Saltaire) Ltd., Saltaire Mills.

Walter married Alice Muriel Gott, 3 May 1947 at St. Peter’s Shipley.

Report in the Shipley Times 14 May 1947: -

Mr. Walter Johnson, second son of Mrs. Parks, of Titus Street. Saltaire, and of the late Mr. Johnson, was married to Miss Alice Mildred Gott, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Gott, of 3. Hazel Mount, Wlndhill, at Shipley St. Peter's Church, on Saturday, 3 May.

During the war the bridegroom was a prisoner-of-war in Japanese hands, being captured when Singapore fell.

The ceremony was performed by the Vicar (Rev, T. B. Cornish), and Mr. Frank Greenwood was at the organ. Given away by her father, the bride wore a figured tartan frock, and net veil, and carried a bouquet of roses. She was attended by Miss Maureen Gott (sister of the bride), who was in blue figured satin frock; Miss Betty Shaw (niece of the bridegroom). In blue satin; and Mrs. Rene Bolton, in dusky pink crepe. Each wore a feathered head-dress, and carried a bouquet of daffodils.

Mr. Frank Johnson (brother lof the bridegroom) was best man. and the groomsmen were; Mr. Gerald Gott (brother of the bride) and Mr. Ronnie Wainman (nephew of the bridet groom). A reception was held at the New Regal Ballroom. Shipley.

They lived at 3 Crowgill Road, Shipley, moving to 132 Central Avenue around 1958.

Walter died in 2010 in Thackley, Bradford.


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