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Born: 1855, Halifax
Died: 23 May 1916, Shipley
Buried: Hirst Wood Burial Ground
Address: 15 Highfield Terrace, Shipley
Parents: Richard
Spouse: Ellen Elizabeth
Occupation: Traveller
Organisations/clubs: Shipley Volunteers; Church Lads’ Brigade
Rank: Major
Rolls of Honour: St Peter’s Shipley
Children: Arthur, Mary
Regiment: 6th Lancashire Mounted infantry
James Grimshaw Crossley
The death took place on Tuesday at his home at 15 Highfield Terrace of Major James Grimshaw Crossley, who took a prominent part in training the 1st Bradford Pals. Having served in the 12th Lancers and afterwards with the 6th Lancashire Mounted Infantry, he had an extended military experience and he threw himself wholeheartedly into the work of the recruiters and trainers for the new armies. He took a deep interest in the Shipley Volunteer Corps and put the members through their drills in the early days of that organisation and afterwards he was equally active in connection with the training of the 1st Bradford Pals Battalion. In times of peace he had shown great interest in the work of the Church Lads’ Brigade and was a regular attendant at the summer camps of that organisation in Bridlington. For about six months his health had not been good. He was the eldest son of the late Mr Richard Crossley, of Duke House, Halifax. For a number of years he had been closely associated with St Peter’s Church, Shipley. Shipley Times & Express 26 May 1916
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