Occupation: Spinner, Wm Denby & Sons, Tong Park Mills
Rolls of Honour: Tong Park
Regiment: West Riding Regt
Michael ‘Teddy’ McCuen
Much sympathy is felt with Mr and Mrs Daniel McCuen of 32 Park Lane, Tong Park, on the loss they have sustained by the death of their son, Pte Michael Edward McCuen, West Riding Regt.The deceased hero, who was 19 years of age, was a most estimable youth and one whom to know was to respect.He joined the army on 10th July
last year along with his friend, Pte Harold Anderton, who was killed early this year. He had been in France since October.Teddy, as Pte McCuen was known to his friends, was formerly employed in the finishing department at Tong Park Mills and he was greatly respected by his fellow employees who deeply mourn his death.
In the recent heavy fighting he was wounded in the right leg, the head and face, and had a fractured forearm. So serious was the wound in the arm that it was found necessary to amputate it.At the meeting of the Baildon Education Committee on Monday evening, reference was made to the death of Pte McCuen, the chairman, County Cllr Wm Holmes, remarking that the lad had died a noble death, for he had lost his life fighting for the salvation of his country and the true liberty of Europe.It was decided to send a letter of sympathy to the bereaved parents.Shipley Times & Express 4-5-1917