Friday 20 April 1917
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FOR KING AND COUNTRY
1 Driver Carrington, Shipley (killed in action); 2 Pte F Oddy, Bingley, formerly of Rose Cottage, Baildon (wounded);  3 Pte F Park, Bingley, formerlyy of Holme House, Baildon (suffering from rheumatism); 4 Pte Willie Holdsworth, Eccleshill (leg amputated); 5 Pte H Haste, New Street, Idle (in hospital).
Brothers and chums in need of treatment
Pte Ernest Alfred Cornish of  No 1 Moorside Road, Eccleshill, has been badly wounded in the head, shoulder and back and has lost the sight of his right eye. He was a sniper attached to the Durham Light Infantry and had been in France eight months. He is now an inmate of the Grainwell War Hospital, Chichester. Trench fever He was formerly employed at the Ingleby Dyeworks, Lidget Green. His brother, Pte John William Cornish, is suffering from trench fever and is at a base hospital in France. He was also attached to the Durham
Light Infantry and prior to enlisting was employed at Messrs S and H Illingworth’s Quebec Works, Bradford. The wife of Pte Arthur Taylor, who lives at Woburn Terrace, Clayton, has received a field card from her husband stating that he has been wounded in recent fighting and is now in hospital. Pte Taylor joined the army nearly two years ago and was attached to one of the Scottish Border Regiments. After undergoing a period of training with his regiment, he was sent out to France in August of last year. Before joining the army, Pte Taylor was employed as a woolsorter by Rhodes and Redman of Bradford.
He was also connected with the Wesleyan Sunday school and was a playing member of the local cricket team. The father of Pte Percy Kitchen, a chum of Pte Taylor’s, has also received intimation that his son has been wounded. Pte Kitchen’s father lives at Derby Street, Clayton. Coincidence Pte Kitchen joined the army at the same time as his friend and they were both attached to the same regiment and it seems a strange coincidence that they should not both be wounded. Pte Kitchen was employed by a firm of Bradford yarn merchants and is also an old scholar of the Wesleyan Sunday School.
To Shipley councillor E Reynolds, we believe, belongs the credit of having produced an ingenious model of Vimy Ridge and according to a special correspondent of the Press Association, the great triumph achieved recently by our troops at that place was directly associated with this ‘pretty little model,’ as it is aptly described. Cllr Reynolds is well-known as a relief map maker. Originally a teacher, he branched out into relief map making business in which he has earned a world-wide reputation. Sometime last year he was recommended to the army authorities as an expert in such work and ultimately he was entrusted with the duty of preparing a model such as that described in the glowing account from the Press Association.
His work gave the utmost satisfaction and he recently received a communication from an officer in the map department of the War Office which was in the following terms: Patriotic motives The very excellent relief map is simply splendid and much better than we ever thought it would be and will prove of the greatest use to us. The General desires me to thank you for your generosity in making the maps at such a low cost from patriotic motives and sends his appreciation for the excellent piece of work. The map has many admirers every day who exclaim: “By jove, that’s a fine model; who made it?”
By jove! Shipley councillor produces helpful relief map
Much sympathy is felt with Mr and Mrs W Goddall of Northgate, Baildon, whose eldest son, Pte Edward Goodall, of 1/5 Duke of Wellington’s Regt, has been missing since last September. He enlisted early last year and after training at Brockton Camp, Staffordshire, was sent to France.. He was officially reported as missing on September 3rd, 1916. Previous to joining the army, Pte Goodall was employed as a tailor’s presser at Mr David Muir’s of Sunbridge Road, Bradford.
Baildon soldier missing since September 3
Pte James Stansfield of 2 Bromet Place, Eccleshill, was wounded in the right shoulder on April 8th. He has been 10 months at the front with the 9th Yorks and Lancaster Regiment and has two brothers fighting in France. He was formerly employed at Messrs Isaac Gaunt’s, Greengates.
Wounded right shoulder
Certificate of Merit for Idle sergeant
A certificate of merit has been awarded to Sgt T W Tidmarsh, West Yorkshire Regt, who resides at 23 Albion Road, Idle. The award has been made for excellent work in supervising the carrying up of ammunition and stores to Rossignol Wood after its capture during March. Also for excellent work as platoon sergeant after strong posts had been captured in the 1st and 2nd Garde Stelling, in supervising the consolidation of same under heavy enemy shell fire. Sgt Tidmarsh, who has served with the Bradford Pals in Egypt, is now on the Continent where he has been for about 18 months.
M Jacques Claesons, a young Belgian who came in this district just before the war to acquire a better knowledge of the English language and was the guest of Mr Wm Fleming of Idle, found himself ‘laid up’ in England and for some time conducted a Flemish column in the “Telegraph” for the benefit of his compatriots in Bradford. He has been in France just short of twelve months and in a letter to hand recently Claesons states that by reason of his knowledge of languages he has been attached to the Intelligence Corps Police, an appointment which apparently is very much to his liking.
Belgian making use of language skills
Crack marksman prepares for Front
It is interesting to hear of the success of Pte C A Lawton, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Lawton, the Gas Works, Idle, in his being placed as ‘Marksman of the First Class’ in rifle firing. This distinction carries with it the ‘Cross Guns.’ Pte Lawton only transferred some few weeks ago from the Army Service Corps to the Queen’s Royal West Surrey Regiment which makes the success all the more meritorious. Pte Lawton is shortly to go on foreign service. Two of his brothers are also in the army. Pte H R Lawton joined the forces soon after the outbreak of war and has seen 17 months service in France and was invalided home with shrapnel wounds. Pte E A Lawton is in the army Service Corps, Mechanical Transport Section and at present stationed at Salisbury.
At a recent Investiture at Buckingham Palace, Second Lieut Frank Noddle, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, of Hall Royd, Shipley, and brother of Mr W T Noddle, received from the King the Military Cross awarded to him in October last, for conspicuous gallantry at Le Sars. The recipient of the honour is at present in England on sick leave.
Highlander in hospital
Pte Ernest Watkinson, who is in Cameron Highlanders, has been wounded and is in hospital. He resides at 26 Highdale View, Idle.
Pte Thomas Unwin, 5 Corporation Street, Eccleshill, has received his discharge from the army and is now engaged on munition work under the National Service Scheme. Pte Unwin was wounded some time ago, rendering his discharge necessary.
Discharge after wounding
Pte Stanley F Woodall of 178 Bradford Road, Shipley, has died from pneumonia.
Died from pneumonia
 The Non-Metallic, Bullet-resisting, Sword, Bayonet, Shrapnel and Grenade fragment Proof Shield. Worn just like a comfortable waistcoat. Publicly tested and publicly endorsed. January 17th, 1917, at the café Monico, London W
IN MEMORIAM
The In Memoriam column included two notices for Sam Shackleton SHACKLETON – In loving memory of Sam Shackleton, 40 Helen Street, Saltaire. SHACKLETON – In loving memory of my dear son, Sam Shackleton, who was drowned on the troopship Manito, April 17th, 1915. No sin nor care can reach him now An angel’s crown is on his brow From Mother and Bros.
King presents medal to Shipley soldier
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