Hi, quick appeal: does anyone have a Princess Mary WW1 gift tin with original contents? The producers of the BBCs One Show are looking “For the film we’d like to meet with somebody who has received a gift tin, passed down from a relative that has a powerful story to go along with it. We are filming next Wednesday”. All help appreciated.
Well done to class 5/6 G/T on the visit they made on 11th November 2013.
”Their stories” the individual histories page now features information on the following people:Second Lieutenant Major William Booth, Private Charles Galloway Greaves, Privates Ernest and Joseph Blackburn Ramsden, Private Wilson Watson & Aircraftwoman 1st Class Dorothy Whiteley (Pudsey’s only female casualty).
Further information is sought about all these individuals, we are especially keen to know more about the life and circumstances of Dorothy Whiteley who was serving with 199 Squadron RAF Lakenheath.
The list of names from the Second World War plaques are now available to view. A roll of honour to commemorate the many people with Pudsey connections whose names are not on the Cenotaph is currently being collated.
Sadly there are still a number of soldiers who died during both wars for whom we dont have service information or a known final resting place. We can announce that Lance Corporal Frank Clifford Wade and Private John William Barran have been identified from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission archives, and their details have been added to our memorial. Lance Corporal Wade died serving his country on the 27th of September 1916. He was a member of 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) and a former pupil at Pudsey Grammar School. Private Barran died during the Somme offensive on the 4th July 1916 whilst serving as a member of 11th Btn. West Yorkshire Regiment. He had previously worked in the Iron foundries of Stanningley. They are commemorated along with forty other men of Pudsey on the Thiepval memorial in the Somme, France. (thanks to Jim Humphries for the assist).
Hello and thankyou for visiting the Pudsey Cenotaph webpage. The site is currently under construction so please look out for new content as it is added. All new updates will be posted on this blog. The running order for information to be added is: Complete listing of First World War casualties named on the Cenotaph. First World War casualties from Pudsey and Stanningley not named on the Cenotaph - this will form a Roll of Honour. Complete listing of Second World War casualties named on the Cenotaph. Histories of our Soldiers and in memory of our recent fallen. If you spot errors or you think there is an omission, please get in touch; firstname.lastname@example.org
Blog postings by Damon Sugden on behalf of Pudsey & Farsley Royal British Legion Branch and in association with Pudsey Civic Society.