We hear many stories about the young lads who lied about their age so that they could join up in the First World War.
This is the story of one Pudsey man who defied the Army age limit of 38, so that he could serve his country after the death of his son.
Today sees the Centenary of 48 year old Joseph Blackburn Ramsden, who died on 10th March 1916. May he rest in peace.
Aircraftwoman 1st Class Dorothy Whiteley
The only woman from Pudsey who died in service during the Second World War. Aged 22 she lived at 20 Garfield Place, Swinnow Road. Dorothy was a member of 199 Squadron based at RAF Lakenheath, part of Bomber Command. Dorothy died in hospital on January 4th 1944, she is buried in Pudsey Cemetery.
Blog postings by Damon Sugden on behalf of Pudsey & Farsley Royal British Legion Branch and in association with Pudsey Civic Society.