Friday 21 July 1916
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Pte F W Barraclough Tong Park Died of sun stroke
Pte H Barraclough Tong Park Killed
L Cpl Arthur Boddy Windhill Killed
Pte Frank Buckley Idle Killed
Pte Robert Carr Esholt Wounded
Pte Clegg George St, Shipley Killed
Pte Allan Craven Thackley Died in action
Sgt J W Daykin Shipley Killed
Pte H Eastell Saltaire Wounded
Pte George Gould Shipley Killed
Pte Harry Halliday Eccleshill Suffering from shell shock
Pte Frank Hartley Idle Wounded
Signaller Robert Helliwell Eccleshill Killed
Pte J Hill Idle Wounded
L Cpl G Johnson Baildon Wounded
Pte H Jones Baildon Killed
Pte Jim Kitchen Greengates Wounded
Pte Bertie McKell Undercliffe Wounded
Pte Robert Moss Ecclesill Wounded
Sgt Thomas Mountain Eccleshill Wounded
Pte H D Myers Calverley Wounded
Pte Herbert Ramsden Eccleshill Killed
Pte Milton Lee Eccleshill Wounded
Pte John Russell Baildon Woodbottom Suffering from shell shock
Pte Walter Smith Fagley Wounded
Pte Fred Stead Baildon Bridge Wounded
Pte Harry Stead Westgate, Shipley Killed
Pte Herbert Sutcliffe Bolton Wounded
Pte George Ross Greengates Wounded
Pte John Toal Windhill Killed
Cpl Frank Waller Undercliffe Wounded
Pte J W Whitehead Undercliffe Wounded
For the second week in a row a gallery of faces stared out at the readers of the Shipley Times & Express, young men from Shipley and district who had been killed or wounded at the battle of the Somme. Some of these and others were featured in the papers Roll of Honour, often with more details given.
By hill and dale, in mill and mart Ye sons of industry did toil, Plying your trade and peaceful art And winning wealth and worthy spoil. Then came the summons, ringing clear “To arms, to arms, for freedom’s sake, For home and hearth all ye hold dear Arise the oppressors’ might to break.” From hill and dale, from forge and mart Ye sons of freedom rallied round, To play the hero warrior’s part And prove the old traditions sound.
Fearless and free ye meet the foe And ever as in days gone by To cross the vale of pain and woe And fight your way to victory. With mingled sorrow, love and pride We watch your deeds of sacrifice; Shall liberty unmoved abide While brave men offer such a price? Wrong ne’er shall triumph over right While hearts beat steadfast strong and true; Oh day! Slow breaking through the night Bring these great souls their homage due.
The Big Push was marked by this offering from local poet Emily Denby:
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