1916, 5 February – Batley News

This is a round-up of pieces from this week’s Batley News 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.


Two parish-linked death notices featured this week.

DUFFY. —On the 31st ult., aged 34 years, Edward J. Duffy, Union Infirmary.

HARRIS. —On the 31st ult., aged 63 years, Jacob Andrew Harris, 9, Trafalgar Street.


John McNamara appeared in Court this week:

When Constable Worsfold and Nicholson were on duty on Monday night in Station Road, they saw John McNamara, a soldier, lying in the road, with blood oozing from a cut on the back of his head. They took him in a cab to the police station, where they bandaged his head. Charged with drunkenness and incapability, he was fined 2s. 6d. and ordered to pay the cab fare. An absentee, he was ordered to await an escort.