Wibsey War Memorials::

Wibsey Methodist WM

Wibsey Methodist War Memorial


This memorial has always been on the wall of the Wibsey Wesleyan (later Methodist) Sunday School, School Lane Wibsey and not in the Church.

The names have been researched by Brenda and Ian Lund and Gordon Berry of Wibsey Methodist Church and we are very grateful to them for allowing us to use this information. The first table has the basic details of each serviceman whilst the second shows additional details.

Name Surname Rank Regiment Unit Test Age Date died Service No
Arthur ATKINSON Private Northumberland Fusiliers Depot Bn 19 14/07/1918 66309
Willie BROOK   West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 12th Bn 20 27/09/1915 16512
James William CLARKE Private West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 1st/6th Bn   01/03/1918 240361
Edward CONSTANTINE Telegraphist Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve H.M. Drifter "Border Lads" 24 25/03/1918 Tyneside Z/10218
Albert FLETCHER Private Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment 9th Bn 41 29/04/1918 20426
Daniel James HORNER Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery   22 05/04/1918 74496
Walter LANCASTER Private Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment 12th (Labour) Bn. 25 06/09/1916 21371
Duke PARKER Gunner Royal Garrison Artillery 288th Heavt Bty 36 10/09/1917 89847
Charlie WILMAN Private Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment 10th Bn 23 05/10/1916 20206
Charlie WILMAN   Royal Field Artillery & Royal Flying Corp 16th Squadron 27 10/03/1917 6244
Arnold WILSON Second Lieutenant West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 5th Bn 22 03/05/1917  
Norman WILSON Sergent Royal Engineers 5th Field Survey Coy 24 16/11/1918  
Charlie WOODHEAD Rifleman West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 1st/7th Bn   14/10/1918 202470
Fred WOODHEAD Private Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regiment 1st/4th Bn   09/10/1917 202225
Herbert WOODHEAD Private West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) 2nd Bn 27 15/04/1918 267484
Name Surname Additonal Info Grave Ref Memorial GRO Birth Reg Press Cuttings Bfd Roll of Honour Census etc
Arthur ATKINSON Son of William and Priscilla Atkinson, 46 Fair Road, Wibsey In SW part St Paul's Buttershaw Churchyard Mar 1899
N Bierley 9b 168
  54 Fair Road, Wibsey.
Northumberland Fusiliers.
Enlisted 13 April 1917;
date of death 14 July 1918
Willie BROOK Son of the late William Henry and Fanny Brook Panel 39 & 40 Loos Memorial   BWT 12.11.1915 Willie Brook, Reevy Road, Wibsey. Reported missing 19 year old, 6th West Yorkshires. (Photograph) BWT 15.12.1916 Brook, Pt Willie, WYR who had previously been reported missing is now officially reported ki Not on roll  
James William CLARKE   III C 17 Ypres Reservoir Cemetery   BWT 20.07.1917 Clark J W 187 High Street, Pte Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, who was previously reported missing is now said to have been killed. He was twenty one (two?) years of age. (MAY NOT BE THE SAME PERSON AS MEMORIAL) 187 High Street, Wibsey
Duke of Wellingtons Regiment.
Enlisted 30 Nov 1915;
date of death 7 Jun 1917
Edward CONSTANTINE Son of Stephen & Miriam Constantine of 145 Horton Lane, Bradford 31 Chatham Naval Memorial Sep 1893 Bradford 9b 11 Hired drifter. Launched Eyemouth Mar 1914. Torpedoed by UB78 in Tyne area, North Sea. 4 killed, 3 deckhands and telegraphist. (from www.naval-history.net) 145 Little Horton Lane
Telegraphist RNVR
Enlisted 12 Sep 1916
date of death 25 Mar 1918
1916 PO Directory Stephen Constantine cashier, Euston Cres, 145 Little Horton Lane.
Albert FLETCHER Son of Frederick and Elizabeth Fletcher, Wibsey Plot 4 Row C Grave 7 Forceville Communal Cemetery & Extension   Memorial (from Blackburn's) in St Pauls churchyard and on war memorial plaque. Inscription In loving memory of ADA beloved wife of ALBERT FLETCHER of Wibsey who died June 29 1903 aged 24 years. Also of the above ALBERT FLETCHER killed in action, France 156 St Enoch's Road, Wibsey
9th Bn Duke of Wellingtons
Enlisted 7 May 1916
date of death 24 Apr 1918
Daniel James HORNER     Died of wounds Jun 1896
N Bierley 9b 172
  104 High Street, Wibsey
Gunner RGA
Enlisted 11 Dec 1915
date of death 5 Apr 1918
1916 PO Directory James a tailor and Sarah of 104 High Street NOT CONFIRMED
Walter LANCASTER   I C 31 Bronfay Farm Military Cemeterey, Bray sur Somme Sep 1891 Bradford 9b 30 BWT 22.09.1916 W Lancaster 95 Park Avenue, West Riding Regiment killed in action September 6th. A member of the Liberal Club and highly esteemed by all. Employed at Ackroyd and Grandage, Brownroyd. 95 Park Avenue, Wibsey
12 Bn Duke of Wellingtons
Enlisted 11 Feb 1916
date of death 6 Sep 1916
1911 Census 7 Park Avenue Sharp insurance agent 55, Elizabeth married 30years 55, Mary Ellen, Single confectioner 29, Joseph Herbert single engineer 24, Walter single Stuff presser 20, Elsie single burler and mender 15, Harry school boy 13, Arthur school
Duke PARKER Son of the late Elijah and Mary Parker, Wibsey IV G 8 Bard Cottage Cemetery Mar 1881 Bradford 9b 23   1 Ivy Terr, Fair Rd, Wibsey
Driver RGA
Enlisted 2 Jun 1916
date of death 9 Sep 1917
1881 Census Brown Royd Hill 1901 Census 1 Ormondroyd Buildings 1911 Census 1 Holden Road Elijah Wool sorter, 60, Mary 38 years married cutter of hay and straw dealer (1901 census) 57, Mary Elizabeth single Weaver Worst
Charlie WILMAN   Pier and Face 6A and 6B Thiepval Memorial Jun 1893
N Bierley 9b 181
BWT 27.10.1916 Charlie Wilman, Pte, Duke of Wellingtons Regiment, 23 Flaxfleet St, Bankfoot, killed in action. Previously at Water Lane Dyeworks. 23 Flaxfleet Street, Bankfoot
Duke of Wellingtons Regiment
Enlisted 12 Apr 1916
date of death 5 Oct 1916
1911 Census 4 Carr Bottom Road Mother Ruth, widow, 55 years. Charlie Cotton tenterer 17 years old. Appears on St Matthews War Memorial, so probably not Wibsey Methodist.
Charlie WILMAN Son of Albert and Alice Wilman, 10 Wilman Hill, Wibsey. A native of Wibsey Plot XXII A 9 Etaples born 27/07/1890 Died at 22nd General Hospital, Camiers, France of pneumonia. 10 Wilman Hill, Wibsey
AM 1st RFA
Enlisted 6 Jun 1915
date of death 10 Mar 1917
Arnold WILSON Son of John and Ruth Wilson, 22 Tennyson Road, Wibsey. Previously wounded 1915. Bay 4 Arras Memorial Mar 1895
N Bierley 9b 181
BWT 27.04.1917 2nd lieutenant Arnold Wilson, son of John Wilson, printer, killed in action. Originally with the Territorials, he joined up immediately war broke out. He was very seriouosly wounded in August 1915 and spent 12 months in hospital. On re 22 Tennyson Road, Wibsey
1/6 Bn West Yorkshire Regt
Enlisted 4 Aug 1914
date of death 3 May 1917
1901 Census 31 Priestley Place John - Master Printer letter press, employer. Ruth William Ernset 8, Arnold 6, Gladys Mary 2, John Wilfred 1
Norman WILSON Son of Arthur and Emily Wilson, Cemetery Road, Buttershaw III A 23 Delsaux Farm Cemetery, Beugny Dec 1894
N Bierley 9b 222
BWT 29.11.1918 Wilson, Sgt Norman, 15th Observation Group, Field Survey Coy, Royal Engineers, only son of Mr & Mrs Arthur Wilson, North Bierley Cemetery, Buttershaw, died at 29th Casualty Clearing Station 16.11.18 from pneumonia following influenza after North Bierley Cemetery
Sgt Royal Engineers
Enlisted 21 Jan 1916
date of death 16 Nov 1918
Charlie WOODHEAD   Sp. Mem B 5 Wellington Cemetery, Rieux en Cambresis, Nord Jun 1897
N Bierley 9b 169
  35 Brownroyd Hill
7 Bn West Yorkshire Regt
Enlisted 21 Aug 1916
date of death 15 Oct 1918
1901 Census 36 Back Lane Colonel Ingham highway labourer 52, Lucy 44, Emma woolmachine minder 24, Edith alpaca weaver 21, Edna alpaca weaver, 17, Harold 10, Charlie Woodhead nephew 3
Fred WOODHEAD   Panel 82 to 85 and 162A Tyne Cot Memeorial   BWT Fred Woodhead, Pte West Riding Regiment, son of Abner Woodhead, 64 Fair Road, Wibsey, killed in action. Previously wounded 3 May. Previously Edward Ripley & Sons Ltd. Bowling Dyeworks 64 Fair Road, Wibsey
1/4 Bn Duke of Wellingtons
Enlisted 7 Mar 1916
date of death 9 Oct 1917
1918 Electroal Roll Abner Woodhead 64 Fair Road, Owner. 1901 Census Abner warpdresser 46. Ann 39, Willie shoemaker 16, Fred newsboy 12, Herbert 9 Evaline 7
Herbert WOODHEAD Son of Abner Woodhead of Wibsey, Bradford I B 11 Crouy British Cemetery, Crouy sur Somme     64 Fair Road, Wibsey
2 Bn West Yorkshire Regt.
Enlisted 26 Jun 1916
date of death 25 Apr 1918
Charles Wilman

Charles Wilman's grave at Etaples just after the war and the card sent to his family from the Director of Graves Registration & Enquiries

Pictures courtesy of Richard Wilman, great nephew of Charles Wilman.