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Born: 1900, Idle
Died: 4 October 1918, Idle
Buried: Idle Parish Churchyard
Address: Faltis House, Croft Street, Idle
Parents: Arthur & Annie Elizabeth
Siblings: James, Albert, Esther
Occupation: Clerk, W W Sallett, wool merchant
Rank: Cadet
Rolls of Honour: Holy Trinity, Idle
Regiment: Royal Air Force
Watson Stansfield
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The funeral, with military honours, took place at the Idle Parish Churchyard on Tuesday afternoon of Cadet W Stansfield, Royal Air Force, aged 18, eldest son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Stansfield of Faltis House, Idle. He died of pneumonia on 4th October at Shorncliffe Imperial Hospital. Previous to enlisting a month and a few days ago he was a clerk for Mr W W Sallett, wool merchant of Midland Buildings, Bradford. He was connected with the Idle Wesleyan Church where the service was held and he had been secretary to the junior department. The service at the graveside was conducted by the Rev W T Forster (the vicar) and the Rev W H Hollings (pastor of Wesleyan Church). The coffin was covered
with a Union Jack and was carried on a gun carriage provided from Bradford Moor barracks. Ten soldiers were present from the barracks and eight of them bore the coffin to the grave. A large number of people attended the funeral and the floral tributes in affectionate esteem included a wreath from the junior department of the Wesleyan Sunday School, a wreath from the officers and the cadets of No2 squadron at the deceased’s training camp, a wreath from the officers and the cadets of No8 Wing, flowers from Mr Sallett and flowers from Miss J Stansfield. All the teachers from the junior and primary departments of the Wesleyan Church were present. Shipley Times & Express 11 October 1918
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