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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


Mawson, Jack
4 May 1926 – 1984

Jack Mawson was the son of John Charles Mawson. John was born 1 October 1898 in Saltaire. He served in WW1. He married Alice Brown 14 March 1925 at Christchurch, Windhill. In the 1939 register John was a weaving overlooking living at 40 Ada Street in Saltaire with his wife and son Jack.

Jack served in the Royal Navy in WW2.

Report from the Shipley Times 24 October 1945: -

“It’s a small world after all,” was A/B Jack Mawson’s comment in a letter recently received by his mother and father, Mr and Mrs John C Mawson, of 40 Ada Street, Saltaire, when referring to meeting an old friend of his A/B Howard Myers.
Their ships, aircraft carriers, have been together all the time they have been in the East without their knowledge, but ashore in Trincomalee, Ceylon one Sunday, the two pals met and had a fitting celebration.

Jack died in 1984.

(Note – Harold Benjamin Myers [1925 to 1999] in 1939 was living in Albert Avenue, Shipley.)


McCue, Jim
23 January 1907 – 8 July 1974  

Jim McCue was born, 23 January 1907, in the district of Halifax. His parents were Bridget Quinn & James McCue. In 1911 the family was living at Worth Village in Keighley. By 1914 they had moved to 7 Caroline Street in Saltaire, where they remained throughout the war.

James worked as an iron moulder and he served in WW1. Jim’s mother, Bridget, died 1 st Qtr. 1921. In the 1921 Census, Jim was a bobbin doffer working in Saltaire Mills.

In 1939 Jim worked as a cloth dryer & finisher. He was living at 3 Myrtle Place in Saltaire with his married sister, Elsie Wainman, and her husband, Arthur.

Jim served in WW2. He died, 8 July 1974, at 3 Myrtle Place.


McDonough, Jim
4 March 1925 – 11 September 2002

Jim McDonough was the son of James McDonough. James was born, 21 May 1891, in West Hartlepool, County Durham. He married Elizabeth Ford in 1918.

Jim was born 4 March 1925 in South Shields, County Durham. In the 1939 Register, Jim was a skepsider in a worsted mill, living with his parents at 49 Albert Road, Saltaire. Jim served with the Shipley Sea Cadets, where he was a talented boxer. In WW2 he served as a telegraphist in the Royal Navy.

Jim married Ruth Kaine in 1952 in Blackpool. They had four children. They lived at 55 Mountain Street in Shipley.

Jim died 11 September 2002 in Blackpool.


Metcalfe, Albert
22 March 1918 – 2005

 Albert Metcalfe was the son of John Thomas Metcalfe. John was born in 1886 in Shipley. He was a mill worker when he married Martha Anna Kendall, 6 April 1912, at St. Peter’s, Shipley. In 1914 they were living at 30 Mary Street, Saltaire, moving to 12 Dove Street by 1918.

Albert was born 22 March 1918 in Saltaire. By 1921 the family was living at 8 Lockwood Street, where they remained until after 2003.

In December 1934, Albert gave evidence in a court case regarding John Sharples who was fined for driving a motor-wagon without due care and failing to stop after an accident. Albert was a passenger in the motor-wagon.

Albert served in WW2 as a driver in the Royal Army Service Corps. He married Joan Close in February 1941.

Report in the Shipley Times 12 February: -

Driver Albert Metcalfe, R.A.S.C., only son of Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Metcalfe, of Lockwood Street, Saltaire, and Miss Joan Close, elder daughter of Mr. D. Close and the late Mrs. Close, of Field Street, Shipley, were married at Bethel Baptist Church, Shipley, by the Rev. W. T. Carling.

The bride wore a dress of ivory lace over crepe Chine and embroidered tulle veil held in place with headdress of orange blossom and tiny ospreys. She carried a bouquet of pink carnations. The bridesmaids, Miss Margaret Close (sister of the bride) and Miss Margaret Illingworth, were dressed in lime green taffeta and carried daffodils.

Mr. Edmund Gibson was best man.

In June 1956 Albert was fined 7s 6d for not having a dog licence.

In 2002 he was still living at 8 Lockwood Street. He died in 2005.


Milner, John Edward
4 September 1903 – 1986

John Edward Milner was born, 4 September 1903, in Blackpool, Lancashire, to Edward Ernest Milner & Harriet Ellen Moore. In the 1921 Census they were living in Dewsbury with Harriet’s parents.

John was a printer’s tearer for John Fenton & Sons Cloth Manufacturers, Headfield Mills, Saville Town, Dewsbury. His father, Edward, worked as a joiner.

Working as a brush salesman, John married Dorothy Kay, 15 December 1930, at the Centenary Wesleyan Chapel in Dewsbury. She was born, 1 May 1909, in Dewsbury. They had three children.

John and his family lived at 30 Constance Street, Saltaire, from 1935 to 1947. In the 1939 Register he was working as a debt collector. He served in WW2. They moved to 24 Marion Drive, Shipley around 1948.

Dorothy died in 1983 in the district of Huddersfield. John died in 1986 in the district of Dewsbury.


Milton, Charles
12 October 1911 – April 1993

Charles Milton was the son of Holmes Milton. Holmes was born 21 November 1884 in Saltaire. He married Emily Jeffrey in 1907. In 1911 Holmes was a milk dealer living with his wife at 19 Ada in Saltaire. Holmes served in WW1.

Charles was born 12 October 1911 in Saltaire. He had a twin brother, Albert, who died 20 February 1913, aged just 16 months.

Report from the Shipley Times 22 October 1932:

Charles Milton, 18, Queen’s Road, Shipley, a student of the Shipley School of Art, has been awarded West Riding County Council Art Scholarship, tenable with free tuition, travelling expenses and maintenance, at the Royal College Art, London. The Scholarship is awarded on the results in the examinations of the Board of Education in Drawing, Painting, Pictorial Design, Modelling and Industrial Design.
Ordinarily only one of the scholarships awarded on the result of the examination in Industrial Design, and Milton’s entry was in that section (Silk Weaving).
At the Royal College of Art he will take a three years’ course for the Diplomaship (A.R.G.A.), followed by a year’s course in the Principles of Teaching.

In the 1939 Register Charles was a textile designer living in Richmond, Surrey. He married Elizabeth M Steven in 1940 in Surrey. Charles served in WW2.

Report from the Shipley Times 22 July 1942:

Shipley Soldier Missing
Mr. & Mrs. Holmes Milton, 18 Queen's Road, Shipley, have received official notification that their son. Private Charles Milton, of the 1st Worcester Regiment (Intelligence Department) is reported missing or presumed a prisoner of war in Libya. Before joining the Army, Private Milton was a designer employed by the Celanese Art and Silk manufacturers, London. He had a distinguished career at the Shipley School Art and afterwards at the Royal College of Art. London. where he gained all diplomas.

Report from the Shipley Times and Express 12 July 1944:

Mrs. C. Milton, of 18, Queen’s Road, Shipley, has received from her husband, Private Charles Milton, Worcestershire Regt., that he is now with the Allies, after spending ten months as a prisoner of war in Italy. He states that he is fit and well, brown as a berry, and hoping to be home soon.

Report from the Shipley Times 6 September 1944:

The many friends of Private Charles Milton, son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Holmes Milton, 18 Queen's Road. Shipley, who has been a Prisoner of war. will be pleased to hear that he is fit and well and enjoying a few days' leave at home.
In a chat I had with him on Saturday, he told me that whilst a prisoner of war in Italy along with two others, he spent the time hiding in the hills and living on a farm. He spoke highly of the Italian people who he said, were really marvellous.
After the Germans had left, Private Milton and his companions escaped and re-joined their regiment, and after staying about a fortnight in a liberation camp they were sent home.
Private Milton, it will be recalled, was a scholar at Salts' Boys' High School, and attained considerable success whilst a student at the Shipley Technical School and also at the Royal College of Art.

Charles died April 1993 in Derbyshire, his widow in 2004.


Milton, Maurice
12 February 1904 – 29 January 1980

Maurice Milton was the son of Albert Milton. Albert was born 1864 in Somerset. He married Emily Cordingley in 1883. In 1891 & 1901 the family lived at 1 Ada Street in Saltaire. In 1891 Albert was a woollen warp sizer. In 1901 Albert was a milk dealer

Maurice, the youngest of seven children, (including Holmes and Alfred) was born 12 February 1904 in Saltaire. Around 1905 the family moved to 1 Dove Street. Maurice married Amelia Boweds (born 28 March 1889) in 1930. They lived all their married life at 19 Ada Street in Saltaire. Maurice was a milk roundsman and he served in WW2.

Amelia died in 1967; Maurice died 29 Jan 1980 at 19 Ada Street. In his will he left £15,473 (worth c£67,000 in 2020). Maurice's elder brother, Holmes Milton, served in WW1.


Morris, James Patrick
10 June 1908 – 29 May 1994

James Patrick Morris was born,10 June 1908. It is unclear as to where he was born or who his parents were.

He married Elizabeth Brown in 1933. She was born 10 April 1910. They had three children. They lived in the following houses: -

1933 – 17 Wycliffe Road, Shipley
1934 to 1935 – 15 Taunton Street, Shipley
1936 to 1938 – 5 Amelia Street, Saltaire
1939 to 1948 – 7 Amelia Street, Saltaire
1952 – 41 Leyburn Grove, Shipley

James served his country in WW2.

Report in the Shipley Times 18 November 1942: -

J. Morris, husband Mrs. E. Morris, of 7 Amelia Street. Saltaire, is serving with the R.A.F. Before volunteering he was employed as a drawing overlooker at Messrs. C. F. Taylor Co.. Ltd., Shipley.

Their son, David, was killed in a road accident 12 September 1964, aged just 18. He was buried/cremated in Nab Wood Cemetery, Shipley.

James died 29 May 1994. He was buried/cremated with his son. His widow, Elizabeth, joined them when she died 4 September 2004 at Fairmount Lodge, Shipley.


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