Through the courtesy of Mr Ingle of 42 New Street, Idle, we are able to give a likeness of the Idle Celtic Football Team of 1913, all of whom have served or are now serving with the colours.Reading from right to left the people in the picture are: Mr Meeke (in France); J W Hill (killed); George Holdsworth (in France); Ralph Wood (prisoner of war); George Skirrow (a Baildon man in France); Mr Bulmer (deceased); Willie Watkinson; Jonathan Taylor (twice wounded); Ernest Holdsworth (killed); Ernest Watkinson (wounded); John Whitcher (in France); John A Ingle (wounded and now in hospital at Rouen); Ernest Elliott (in the Far East); J Chatt (in France); Jim Walsh (in France); Dicky Bond (in France); Reggie Bulmer (at Aldershot); and Thomas H Johnson.
L-R: Pte Richard Galloway of New Line, Greengates, killed in action; Bombardier Walter Leach of 5 Victoria Road, Eccleshill, died of wounds; Pte Albert Hudson of 22 North Street, Thackley, twice wounded; Pte Albert Tillotson of 24 Commercial Street, Shipley, wounded; Pte A Coates of Eccleshill, killed.
On Saturday a pretty wedding took place at the Saltaire Wesleyan Church between Chief Mechanic T Walter Dutton, Royal Air Force, son of Mr and Mrs Dutton of Park View, Shipley, and Miss Mabel Kate Bentley of Hedera, Nab Wood.In the absence of L Cpl Harold Dutton, Cameron Highlanders, the bridegroom’s younger brother, G H Dutton, was best man. The bride was given away by her father.The three bridesmaids were Miss D L Bentley (sister of the bride), Miss B Town and Miss D M Mackintosh (niece of the bride).CharmingThe bride looked charming in a gown of ivory crepe de chine, richly ornamented, and a veil of embroidered Brussel’s net with a wreath of orange blossom. She carried a bouquet of Arum lilies, chrysanthemums, carnations and white heather.
After the ceremony the guests were entertained at the Sunday school and the happy couple afterwards left for their honeymoon at Arnside.The wedding took place at the Marnhull Parish Church, Dorset, on Monday, of Capt Walshaw Glover, KOYLI, third son of Mr and Mrs F Glover of Apperley Bridge, and Miss Eva May Andrews, second daughter of the late Mr H Andrews and Mrs Andrews of Marnhull.
Capt Glover joined the Leeds Pals Battalion in September 1914 and was formerly a journalist on the Yorkshire Evening News.He received his commission early in 1916 and was gazetted to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry.He served in France over two years and was slightly wounded in the shoulder in July 1917.Bride’s presentThe bride was given away by her cousin and was attended by Miss Hilda Andrews (youngest sister) and Miss Elsie Glover (sister of the bridegroom). Cadet E M Glover, recently of the York and Lancaster Regiment and younger brother of the bridegroom was best man. The honeymoon is in Devonshire.The bride’s present to the bridegroom was a silver cigarette and match case and the bridegroom’s gift to the bride a silver toilet set.
Khaki weddings for two local soldiers
Soldier gives blood to save comrade’s life
Capt A W Brown of West Lyn, Thackley and Assistant Director of National Service, Hull, writes: “Lieutenant H V Atchison, RGA, whose death in action is announced, will be well remembered by the two or three thousand men who passed through the Bradford Volunteer Force in the early days of its formation.He was associated with me in the secretariat and displayed a genius for organisation such as I have rarely met.He was strong in mind and body and was never dismayed either by the nature or size of a problem.Joined upHe devoted his days and evenings during the best part of a year to building up the Volunteer movement and also held rank as platoon commander.Although he could have obtained a commission in the army, he joined up as a private in the RFA and worked his way up by sheer merit to commissioned rank.He was the soul of honour. He died a gallant death while standing directing the guns of his battery.His only brother was killed in France a few months ago. His many friends will deeply sympathise with his wife and two children.
Tribute to a gallant friend
News has been received by Mr and Mrs W Halliday of Market Square, Baildon, that their son Sec-Lieut J G W Halliday, Royal Air Force, has been killed in action. He was 19 years of age.Mr and Mrs S Pemberton have also been informed that their son, Pte Percy Pemberton, has been killed in action.
L Cpl G N Ball, West Yorkshire Regt, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Ball of 41 Idle Road, Undercliffe, has been granted three weeks leave in recognition of a noble deed. He was working at a casualty clearing station near the front line, after himself being a patient, when Pte J A Todd, of the North Staffordshire Regt, was admitted with a serious chest wound and was unable to undergo the necessary operation owing to the loss of blood.Lithographic departmentBall was at once accepted as ‘donor’ and both operations, that of giving and that of receiving were carried out successfully.Before the war Ball was employed in the lithographic
department at G Harrison & Co, Otley, and was also for years a patrol-leader in the Gray’s Own troop of Boy Scouts, being a successful competitor at several of the Lister Park galas.Enlisting in the Bradford Pals, he served at Ripon, Fovant and went with that battalion to Egypt, subsequently to France. For coolness, gallantry and bravery under fire as a stretcher bearer he was granted the Certificate of Merit, this being dated 1 July 1916 a memorable day in Bradford war annals.He has been at the front ever since and was medical orderly to his battalion up to the time of its breaking up, being then transferred to the Leeds Pals.
A photo’s sad journey
Some time ago Miss Brook of 86 Briggate, Windhill, gave her photograph to her sweetheart, Pte Walter Norman, a Manningham lad, who took it with him when he went to the front.He fell in action last October.Unknown young ladyThe photograph was found on the battlefield during recent advances and just over a week ago it was reproduced as the likeness of an unknown young woman in the Bradford Daily Argus. Miss Brook has since then identified it.
Bradford GS OB KIA
Pte Ernest Lougee, West Yorkshire Regt, only son of Mr Norman St J Lougee, Goit Stock House, Harden and formerly of Milman House, Idle, has been killed in action.Before joining up he was associated with his father in business, Lougee & Smith Ltd, worsted spinners. He was an old boy of the Bradford Grammar School.
Mrs Rhodes of Park Road, Bingley, has received official intimation that her son, Major Albert Rhodes, RFA, was wounded on 2nd September and that he is now in a base hospital with a compound fracture of the left thigh. His removal to a hospital in England will probably take place at an early date.Major Rhodes was brought up in Shipley, his father being the late Mr Thomas Rhodes of 17 Hall Royd, and brother, Dr Rhodes of Bingley, is now in Salonika.Previous to enlising on 8th September 1914, he was a member of the firm of Miles Rhodes Ltd, Cromwell Road, Shipley, leather merchants. He has been at the front nearly three years and this is the second time he has been wounded.
‘Blighty’ expected soon
A prisoner of war mentions in a letter to an Undercliffe woman that George Burton of Shipley is a fellow prisoner at 82 Kamp, Brandenburg.
Medal for drummer
The Military Medal has been awarded to Drummer Frank Lyons, Duke of Wellington’s Regt, of 3 Mount Street, Saltaire Road, Shipley, who has two brothers at the front.
Among the wounded
Pte E Rourke, Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, whose wife lives at 5 Murgatroyd Street, Shipley, was wounded in the abdomen on 27th August.Pte W H Copley, East Yorks Regt, of 3 Bridge Street, Shipley, is in hospital at Rouen with wounds in the head.L Cpl R L Thornton, Dorsetshire Regt, of 68 Victoria Road, Saltaire, has been wounded in the left shoulder. He is a signaller and this is the second time he has been wounded since enlisting at the outbreak of the war in the Bradford Pals. Three of his brothers are with the colours.Pte E Townend of 178 Leeds Road, Windhill, has been wounded.L Cpl Harry C Bancroft, Military Medallist, of 809 Harrogate Road, Greengates, has been for the fourth time seriously wounded in the abdomen, thigh and leg, and is now in a hospital in Lancashire.
The friends of Mr and Mrs Albert Dewhirst of 39 Fairbank, Windhill Crag, will be interested to learn that their eldest son, Pte William Dewhirst, Royal Marines, who enlisted last November at the age of 17 years and three months, has been awarded the Special Medal in recognition of a notable landing.He is still in a Tavistock hospital with gunshot wounds received in the leg last April.He used to be a woolsorter for Francis Willis of Cheapside, Bradford.