Friday 19 July 1918
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SERVING THEIR COUNTRY
L-R: Pte W H Butterfield of 84 Valley Road, Shipley, killed; Driver Norman Stuart of 14 Bradford Road, Shipley, died in hospital; Pte N Dobson of 12 Mexborough Road, Bolton Woods, in hospital; L Cpl George Watkinson of 12 Ashfield Place, Eccleshill, missing; Pte C E Cockcroft of 28 Green Place, Undercliffe, missing.
West Bradford golf pro wounded
Gunner Ralph Weldon, R.G.A., aged 23, of 34 Springwood Avenue, Shipley, was on 4th July wounded in the thigh and is now in a base hospital. Joining the colours in 1915, he went to the front in March 1916 and has been in several big engagements. For three years he was professional to the West Bradford Golf Club. Brother His brother, Gunner Sydney Weldon, aged 21, has been invalided home from Salonica with malaria after 15 months’ service. At one time he assisted his brother as a golf pro but he afterwards became pro to the Oak Dale Golf Club, Harrogate.
Khaki weddings arouse interest in Idle
A khaki wedding that aroused considerable interest was solemnised by the vicar, Rev W T Forster, at the Idle Parish Church on Saturday afternoon. The bridegroom was John Alfred Goldthorpe, Machine Gun Corps, only son of Mrs Goldthorpe of 54 Wellington Road, Undercliffe, and the late Mr Charles  Goldthorpe of the firm of C Goldthorpe & Co, export cloth merchants, Bradford. The bride was Edith Allen, second daughter of Mr and Mrs John Allen of 37 Woodbine Terrace, Idle. With the colours The bridegroom has been with the colours about 22 months. At first he was in the Duke of Wellington’s Regt but 19 months ago he was transferred to the M.G.C. In civil life he was a partner in his father’s firm. The bride, who looked charming, was given away by her mother and the bridesmaids were Harriet Allen (sister), Carrie Goldthorpe (bridegroom’s sister) and Marjorie
The bride, who was given away by her father, was prettily dressed in ivory taffeta silk and wore a veil of Brussel’s net and a spray of orange blossom, and carried a bouquet of white roses, lilies and carnations. Gift The bridesmaid, Miss Dorothy Hutchinson, a cousin of the bride, was attired in white embroidered voile, wore a black picture hat and carried a bouquet of pink roses and carnations. Pte Robert Craven, home on leave from the front was best man. Rev J Allen Morris of Wibsey Congregational Church officiated and Mr Craven Tankard was the organist. The bridegroom’s gift to the bride was a gold bracelet watch and to the bridesmaid a string of pearls. The gift of the bride to the bridegroom was a set of silver hair brushes. A reception was held at Lenton Villas after which Mr and Mrs Woodhead left for the east coast for their honeymoon.
Holford, aged four. Mr Fred Raper of Horton was best man. The bridegroom was on leave and he returned to the front on Wednesday. The marriage took place at the Upper Chapel, Idle, on Tuesday of Cadet George Woodhead, R.F.A. elder son of Mr and Mrs Albert Woodhead of Gordon Terrace, Idle, and Miss Emma Albinia (Bienia) Hutchinson, only daughter of Mr Edmund Hutchinson and the late Mrs Hutchinson, of Lenton Villas, Idle.
Mr and Mrs Goldthorpe
Sgt Jack Tate, nephew of Mr James Baldwin of 5 Mount Street, Eccleshill, has won the D.C.M. for conspicuous bravery on the field. He was previously awarded the Military Medal for a brave deed. He is a machine gunner and when the Germans attempted to rush the British lines, he and his gun crew went forward, placed his gun in a favourable position and opened fire on the enemy, stopping the rush. Only one back He was the only one of the gun’s crew to get back safely to the British lines and he brought the gun with him. He went out as a private nearly four year ago and was promoted sergeant on the field. He is 26 years of age. It is reported that Sgt Randal Wilson, Duke of Wellington’s Regt, of Thornhill Street, Calverley, has been recommended for the D.C.M. He is in a hosptial at Birmingham with a wound in the left arm. He was first wounded a few months ago.
Medals for local heroes
Family’s roller-coaster emotional ride eased with better news
Better news was received last Friday mornng by Mr and Mrs Abraham Kendall of Park House, Moorhead, Shipley, concerning thir only son, Pte Abraham H Kendall, Dragoon Guards, who lies in an overseas hospital with pneumonia. The earliest message they received was to the effect that their son was dangerously ill and not likely to recover but this was followed by another wire that he was slightly better. Very ill A third notification from the matron of the hospital said he was very ill and not likely to get better. A week ago, however, Mr and Mrs Kendall were greatly relieved to learn that he was improving a little. Pte Kendall, who was in the coal business of his father, enlisted shortly after the outbreak of the war and has been at the front two and half years. The news to hand this week is very reassuring and all who know Mr and Mrs Kendall will be glad to learn that their son’s condition is much improved.
Now presumed KIA
Pte Alfred R Mounsey, Durham Light Infantry, of 12 Barrett Street, Shipley, posted as missing, is now officially presumed to have been killed. Football and billiards Before he joined the colours in June 1916, he was employed by Mr S Johnson of Harris Street, Bradford, was a member of the Rosse Street Brotherhood and was connected with both the football club and the billiard team.
Pte Willie L Dempsey, Green Howards, is reported missing from 27th May after having seen two years’ service at the front. Any news concerning him will be gratefully received by his mother, Mrs Dempsey of 19 Sherwood Place, Eccleshill. Brothers A brother has been killed in France and another is serving there. Pte Leonard Cole of 1 Fagley Road, Undercliffe, who has been twice wounded, is reported missing from 27th May. His parents would be glad of news concerning him.
Missing since 27th May
Welcome postcard
L Cpl Joseph Taylor of 13  Charnwood Road, Eccleshill, who was reported missing, has sent a postcard home saying he is a prisoner of war at Limburg.
Preparing for commission
Cpl Sydney Dobson of Thornhill Street, Calverley, has returned to Brighton to prepare for a commission.
WAR TIME HAPPENINGS With fewer local stories from the front, the newspaper published an assortment of other war-related pieces. FLYING MEN’S SUCCESS Over 4,000 enemy aeroplanes were accounted for by British flying men during the last half of 1917 and the first half of 1918. During that period, 2,150 enemy aircraft were detroyed by the British on the Western Front alone, whilst 1,083 enemy aircraft were driven down out of control. Royal Air Force units, working in conjunction with the Navy, shot down 623 enemy aircraft. THE NATIONAL SOAP The fat collected from Army camps has produced tallow sufficient to provide soap for the entire needs of the Army, Navy and Government departments with a surplus for public use. REMEMBRANCE DAY Nearly 50 Lord Mayors and Mayors of provincial towns have informed the Lord Mayor of London that they are arranging services and public meetings for Remembrance Day (4th August) RECRUITING IN INDIA An examination of the recruiting returns from India shows that the number of men recruited in the fourth year of the war is expected to be nearly three times as great as in the third year A DANGEROUS BUSINESS The prayers for rain have been very quickly answered. But it is a dangerous business as the old Methodist farmer and lay preacher knew. “O Lord,” he prayed, “send us rain, not on the wheat, for that’ll spoil the straw, but on the turnips.” HOSPITALITY TO WOMEN In many parts of the country local residents are doing their best to make the lot of women land workers as pleasing as possible. For instance, in Middlesex, Lady Hillingdon has invited them to her house and grounds on Sunday afternoons. In Yorkshire a country vicar has placed several rooms in his house at the disposal of the land girls who may require rest or medical treatment, though not sufficiently unwell to go  into hospital. The vicar’s wife looks after the patients.
Open All Day Wednesday Closed at 1 o’clock Saturday      Do not shop after dinner on      Saturdays, let the shop assistants      have the half-day you have had      for years. HORNE BROS Shipley, Frizinghall and Baildon
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