Born: 18 August 1882, Black Walk, Idle
Died: 8 August 1920, Dibb Fold, Idle
Buried: Idle Upper Chapel Cemetery, CWGC grave
Address: 3 Dibb Fold, Idle
Parents: Joshua and Grace, nee Watson
Spouse: Lily, nee Dennison
Occupation: Stone mason
Organisations/clubs:
Military
Rank: L Cpl
Medals/awards: Bronze Star 1914-15; British War Medal; Victory Medal
Siblings: Thomas
Rolls of Honour: Holy Trinity Church, Idle
Children: Joshua Thomas (d infancy), Emily, James, Joshua, Thomas Dennison, Evelena
Regiment: 6 West Yorkshire
Uriah Cordingley
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Uriah Cordingley enlisted on 5 January 1915 and saw active service in France from November 1915 until April 1917, during which time he took part in the Battle of the Somme. During his army service he developed Dupuytren’s contracture whereby the tendons of two or three fingers of each hand contracted, meaning that he could no longer use his hands. He also suffered from exposure. In 1917 he was declared permanently unfit for military service and sent home to be a storeman and messenger at Belle Vue Barracks, being unable to continue his occupation as a stonemason. He died three years later at the age of 38. The causes of death were valvular heart disease and kidney problems, which were almost certainly a result of his wartime experience. He left behind a widow and five living children
Many thanks to Heather Harrison for the information about her great grandfather
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