Buried: Dickesbusch New Military Cemetery Extension
Address: 2 Angel Street, Baildon
Parents: Joseph & Sarah Ann
Siblings: Frederick S, Arthur, Frances
Occupation: Umbrella Maker (1911)
Rolls of Honour: Baildon Moravian Chapel
Regiment: Bradford Pals
John William Dyson
We first read about John on 14 July 1916 in a piece about men wounded at the Somme:During the recent “big push” several Baildon soldiers have received wounds, most of whom are in the 6th West Yorks Regt and the Bradford Pals Battalions.Sgt J W Dyson, second son of Mr J Dyson of Angel Street, has been wounded in the foot.Pte Herbert J Greenwood has received injuries to the face and shoulder.Pte Frank Beech wounded also in the face and shoulder whilst Pte Fred Stead of Baildon Bridge and Pte Alfred Golbey are also reported to be suffering from wounds.
Then, in a round-up of Baildon casualties published on 24 August 1917, we read:Sgt J W Dyson, second son of Mr J Dyson of Angel Street, has also been killed in action. Sgt Dyson was in the Bradford Pals Battalion and had been twice previously wounded.Great sympathy will be felt with the widow and father, this being the second bereavement Mr Dyson has experienced, his youngest son, Pte Fred Dyson, who was serving as a Lewis gunner, having paid the supreme sacrifice some months ago.Both the deceased soldiers attended the Central Schools during their boyhood.