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WW2 Roll of Honour
Taylor, George
9 October 1909 – 1970

George Taylor the son of Herbert Taylor. Herbert was born c1878 in Bradford. Working as a boot maker he married Tamar Elsworth, 6 August 1906, at St Clements in Bradford.

George was born 9 October 1909 in Bradford. He worked in Saltaire Mills from 1922 until he joined the Army in 1941. He served as a gunner in the Royal Artillery.

George married Ivy Abrams in 1933. They lived at 38 Caroline Street in Saltaire.

George died in 1970; Ivy died in 1996.

Thompson, Richard
21 January 1911 – 8 March 1987

Richard Thompson was the son of George Thompson. George was born c1889 in Scarborough. He married Mary Alice Moore 29 March 1908 in Scarbough.

Richard, the second of three sons, was born 21 January 1911 in Scarborough.

George served in WW1 with the Army Service Corps. When he was discharged in 1919 his family were living at 26 Caroline Street in Saltaire. They moved to 10 Ada Street around 1923 and by 1928 they were at 64 George Street.

Richard married Queenie May Leonard in 1933. In 1939 they were living at 16 Queens Road, Shipley with Richard working as a card jobber. By 1942 they were living at 35 Albert Avenue, Shipley.

Report from Shipley Times 5 August 1942 as follows: -

Driver Richard Thompson, Royal Artilllary, married, of 35 Albert Avenue, Shipley, is reported missing in the Middle East.
A former amateur walker, Driver Thompson was a member of the Bradford Walking Club and Mannigham All Rounders.
Before being called up he was employed at Salts (Saltaire) Ltd.

Richard survived the war and was still living at 35 Albert Avenue in 1962. They had a son, Philip David, who died 25 February 1947 aged just one month. Queenie died in 1983 and Richard died 8 March 1987.

Tidbury, Lettice (nee Derbyshire)
3 January 1924 – 1998

Lettice Derbyshire was the daughter of Samuel Derbyshire. Samuel was born 27 May 1898 in Shipley. He married Nellie Lee, 7 February 1920 at Christchurch Windhill.

Lettice was born 3 January 1924 in Shipley. She was a picker at Saltaire Mills in 1941 when she joined the Auxiliary Territorial Service.

Lettice married Albert Charles Tidbury in 1943. They emigrated to Canada in February 1959.

Lettice died in 1998 in Alberta, Canada.  

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