1915, 31 July – Batley News

This is a round-up of pieces from the Batley News this week relating to the parishioners of St Mary’s. As usual I have put in bold the names of those connected to the parish who served with the military. And, as ever, the spelling and punctuation matches that of the newspaper.

The court appearances from parishioners this week were as follows:

Batley Court – Monday.

Thomas Gavaghan, miner, Hume Street, Batley, drunk and disorderly, fined 6s. 6d.

COLLIER[S?] CASE SETTLED. — Four miners, Joseph France, Nicholson Terrace, Le Fair; Tom Cairns, Victoria Street, Carlinghow; Horner Sharpe, Senior Street, Dewsbury; and John Carney, Hume Street, Batley, were summoned at the instance of Soothill Colliery Co., for alleged breach of the Employers and Workmen Act. Mr. G. E. B. Blakeley (Dewsbury), for complainants, explained that damages were claimed in respect of defendants absenting themselves on certain dates. That morning, however, there had been to the managing director of the colliery and settled with him, so the Bench would be relieved of the case. The advocate begged to withdraw the summonses, and said he would see that the Magistrates’ Clerk’s fees were paid. —The Bench allowed he cases to be withdrawn.


Private Michael Maloney, Villiers Street, Batley, absentee from the 3rd K.O.Y.L.I., ordered to await an escort.


Privates Harry Goldthorpe, 4th Grenadier Guards, and Michael Hopkins, 2nd K.O.Y.L.I., absentees, who appeared in Batley Court yesterday, were ordered to await escorts.

The obituary column contained one parish death:

MORTON – On the 23rd inst., aged three years, Fred, son of Joseph Morton, Halifax Road.