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ROLL OF HONOUR, John Holdsworth & Co Ltd
 


WE WILL REMEMBER THEM

ROLL OF HONOUR, John Holdsworth & Co Ltd
The Great War (1914-1918)

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

From For the Fallen (September 1914) by Laurence Binyon (1869-1943)

ROLL OF HONOUR, John Holdsworth & Co Ltd
Cornfield poppies by the roadside, Flanders 1998

The Soldier

IF I should die, think only this of me;
That there's some corner of a foreign field
That is for ever England. There shall be
In that rich earth a richer dust concealed;
A dust whom England bore, shaped, made aware,
Gave, once, her flowers to love, her ways to roam,
A body of England's breathing English air,
Washed by the rivers, blest by suns of home.

And think, this heart, all evil shed away,
A pulse in the eternal mind, no less
Gives somewhere back the thoughts by England given;
Her sights and sounds; dreams happy as her day;
And laughter, learnt of friends; and gentleness,
In hearts at peace, under an English heaven.

Rupert Brooke. 1887-1915

John Holdsworth & Co. Ltd. - ROLL OF HONOUR

1914-1915

Sec. Lieut. Hugh R. Holdsworth 3rd Battn. West Riding Regiment
Private P. Atkinson R. A. M. C.
Bombardier F. Bainbridge 105th Bty. 22nd Bde., Royal Field Artillery, 127195
Corporal J. Boocock 14th Grenadier Guards
Private Harry Chapman 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Stoker Greenwood Clark Royal Navy. H.M.S. Edinburgh Castle
Private G. Field 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Harry Garner 18th Lancaster Fusiliers
Private J. Gledhill 3rd Battn. West Riding Regiment
Private J. Green 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Vernon Greenwood 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private A. Harkness 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private J. Harrison 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Corporal Ernest E. Jennings 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment, 201360
Gunner Lewis Kenyon 4th West Riding R. F. A.
Private H McLaughlin 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private W. Riley 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private H. Smith 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private S. Smith 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Bombardier Benjamin Waugh,
8th June 1918 aged 22
D Battery, 72nd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. 49871.
Bagneux British Cemetery, Gezaincourt, Somme, France
Enlisted in 1914 and was mentioned in despatches.
Bradshaw WW1 casualties
Private Fred Wilson R. A. M. C.
Bombardier Harold Wolfenden R. F. A.
Private Joe Holland 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Alfred Skipper 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Ephraim McLaughlin 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Driver Harry Birkhead R. F. A.
  Harold Helliwell Royal Navy. H.M.S. Impregnable, Devonport
Private G. Teal 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private H. J. Pearce 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Gunner R. Matthews R. F. A.
Gunner H. Kitchen R. F. A.
Gunner B. Shannon R. F. A.
Private Willie Sykes 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Joseph Cockroft 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Wilcock Simms 4th Battn. West Riding Regiment
Private Heorge H. Hill 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private S. Pickles R. A. M. C. Royal Army Medical Corps
Private W. Hamilton 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private G. H. Anderson 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment
Private Arthur Wright 2nd/4th Battn. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regiment

1939-1945

 

Dedicated To Those Employees of John Holdsworth & Co Ltd Who Served Their Country 1939-1945

If you know of persons missing from this
list of employees of John Holdsworth
at Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax, West Yorkshire,
please let us know by phone, post or email.
Contact detals at foot of page.

 

    "We Will Remember Them"
The United Kingdom has seen the revival of widespread public observance each 11 November of Two Minutes' Silence in remembrance of those who lost their lives in the service of their country. The UK population voluntarily and informally observe Two Minutes' Silence, pausing from whatever they are doing, wherever they happen to be.
You are invited to observe a Two Minute Silence at 11 am local time on 11 November annually, in memory of and as a tribute to soldiers, sailors and air men and women and other casualties of war.


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