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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


Pearson, Frank
c1904 – 19 December 1945

Frank Pearson was born c1904 to Thomas Pearson.

Working as a tram conductor and living at 17 Town Street, Guiseley, Frank married Caroline Hannah Cracknell, 30 April 1927, at St. Stephen’s, Kirkstall. They had three children, all born in Leeds: Eric 1928, Ronald 1930, and Elisabeth 1940.

In the 1939 Register, Caroline was living with her children, but without Frank, at 7 Bagby Square, Leeds.

Living at 10 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, Frank served in WW2.

He was killed in an accident at the Wharncliffe Chemical Works 19 December 1945, just four days after starting work there.

Excerpt from a lengthy report in the Shipley Times 2 January 1946: -

Saltaire Man’s Death After Electric Shock
Doctor’s Advice on Artificial Respiration

That artificial respiration after an electric shock should be continued for at least two hours was the advice given by Dr. Guest, of the Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield, at an inquest held at the Shipley Town Hall on Friday (28 December) regarding the death of Frank Pearson, chemical labourer, of 10 Albert Terrace, Saltaire, who was fatally Injured whilst working at the Wharncliffe Chemical Works on Wednesday 19 December. The District Coroner (Mr. E. W. Norris) conducted the Inquiry.


Price, Herbert
10 January 1907 – 1985  

Herbert Price was born, 10 January 1907, in Grimethorpe near Barnsley to William Price and Charlotte Cox. He was baptised, 10 February 1907, at St Luke’s, Grimethorpe, Staffordshire. William died in 1916 serving his country in WW1.

By 1918 Herbert was living with his mother and siblings at 8 Caroline Street, Saltaire. In the 1921 Census he was a jobber lad at Saltaire Mills.

Still living at 8 Caroline Street and working as a warehouseman, Herbert married Irene Goodison, 28 April 1928, at St. Peter’s, Shipley. Irene, born, 2 November 1908, in Grimethorpe was a twister living at 18 Mary Street, Saltaire. They had two daughters – Betty born, 5 April 1932, and Margaret born, 24 March 1935.

In 1935 they were living at 24 Ada Street, Saltaire. From 1939 to after 1960 they were at 22 Edward Street, Saltaire. In the 1939 Register Herbert was a painter working in Leeds for the L.M.S. Railway. He served in WW2.

Herbert died in 1985. Irene died 2 May 1990.


Price, Percy William
7 September 1921 – 27 November 2010

Percy William Price was the son of Percy John Price. Percy snr. was born 19 January 1903 in Staffordshire. His parents were William Price & Charlotte Cox. William died in 1916 serving his country in WW1. By 1918 Percy snr. was living with his mother and siblings at 8 Caroline Street, Saltaire. Percy snr. married Elsie Otter in 1921.

Percy was born, 7 September 1921, in Saltaire. Percy lived with his father and grandmother; it is unclear what happened to his mother.

They lived at 8 Caroline Street until after 1935. In the 1939 Register they were living at 9 Huntly Street, Shipley, with Percy snr. working as a motor lorry driver. He was also a volunteer A.R.P. warden.

Percy served in WW2. In 1945 he was living with his grandmother and father at 21 Caroline Street.

Caption from a photograph published in the Shipley Times 23 January 1946: -

Snowballs were used as substitute for confetti at the wedding, at Frizinghall Parish Church, on Saturday (19 January), of Mr. Percy William Price, of Caroline Street, Saltaire, and Miss Mary Stewart, of Huntly Street. Valley Road, Shipley.

(Note the photograph is too dark to copy).

Mary was born, 7 April 1924. They had at least three children – Margaret born 1954, David born 1956, and Alan born 1962.

Until around 1952 they lived in Mary’s family home, 3 Huntly Street, Shipley. From 1953 until after 1960 they lived at 41 West Royd Avenue, Shipley.

Mary died in 1990. In 2004 Percy was living at 168 Wycliffe Gardens, Shipley. He died 27 November 2010.

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