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Wainman, Arthur
26 December 1903 – 29 May 1977

Arthur Wainman was the son of Smith Wainman. Smith was born 1869 in Selby. He married Grace Ann Clayton in 1900 in Selby. In 1901 & 1911 they were living in Selby with Smith working as a yarn bleacher.

Arthur, the third of six children, was born 26 December 1903 in Selby. By 1919 he was living with his family at 25 Amelia Street in Saltaire. They moved to 59 Albert Road around 1929.

Arthur, a warehouseman, married Elsie McCue 27 July 1929 at St Peter’s Shipley. Elsie was a weaver living at 8 William Henry Street in Saltaire. In 1939 they were living at 3 Myrtle Place in Saltaire. Arthur would remain here for the rest of his life.

Report from Shipley Times 21 October 1942 as follows: -

Private Arthur Wainman (38), husband of Mrs. Elsie Wainman, of 3Myrtle Place, Saltaire, is serving in the R.A.O.C. somewhere in England. He has been in H.M.F. over one year. Before enlisting he worked at Salt’s (Saltaire) Ltd, Saltaire Mills.

Arthur died 29 May 1977. His wife, Elsie, had passed away in 1975.

Wainman, Charles
31 March 1908 – 1979

Charles Wainman was the son of Smith Wainman. Smith was born 1869 in Selby. He married Grace Ann Clayton in 1900 in Selby. In 1901 & 1911 they were living in Selby with Smith working as a yarn bleacher.

Charles, the second youngest of six children, was born 31 March 1908 in Selby. By 1919 he was living with his family at 25 Amelia Street in Saltaire. They moved to 59 Albert Road around 1929.

Charles married Emily Ward in 1933. In 1939 they were living in Bradford with Charles working as a wool warehouseman.

Report from Shipley Times 21 October 1942 as follows: -

Leading Aircraftman Charles Wainman (35), husband of Mrs. Emmie Wainman, 50 Town Lane, Idle, serving the R.A.F. somewhere in England, has been in H.M.F. for over one year. Before enlisting he was employed at Salt (Saltaire) Ltd, Saltaire Mills.

After the war Charles lived at 4 Glenroyd, Shipley. Charles died in 1979, Emily died 6 December 1990.

Wainman, Smith
1869 – 02 May 1935

Smith Wainman was the son of Denby Wainman. Denby was born c1827 in Selby. He married Ann Smith 23 January in Selby.

Smith, the fifth of seven children, was born 1869 in Selby. He was baptised 19 September 1869. The family lived in Selby with Denby working as a bricklayer’s labourer. Denby died in 1875.

Smith married Grace Ann Clayton in 1900 in Selby. They had six children. In 1901 & 1911 they were living in Selby with Smith working as a yarn bleacher. By 1919 they were living at 25 Amelia Street in Saltaire. They moved to 59 Albert Road around 1929.

Smith died 2 May 1935. Report in Yorkshire Post 3 May 1935 as follows: -

While following his employment as a warehouseman at Saltaire Mills yesterday, Smith Wainman (65), of Queens Street Shipley, complained of heart pains. When Dr Viret arrived Wainman was dead. He had heart disease.

Two of Smith’s sons, Arthur and Charles, worked in Saltaire Mills and they both served in WW2.

Wood, Harold
???? – ????

Harold Wood was the son of Henry Wood. Henry was born 9 December 1898. He married Alice (marriage date and maiden name unknown.). In 1939 they were living at Aireview Cottage, Rosedale Place, Shipley. Henry died 1st Qtr 1944.

Report from the Shipley Times 14 June 1944 as follows: -

Harold Wood, R.A., only son of Mrs. and the late Mr. Henry Wood, of Aireview Cottage, Shipley, has been in the Army since 1939. He first enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, but was later transferred to the Royal Artillery. At present he is serving in India. Before Joining up he was employed at Salts (Saltaire) Ltd.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

 
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