Biographies: Those who Served and Survived

This is the area of my Batley St Mary’s One-Place Study website where I will share the stories of men from the parish who served in the First World War and returned home.

So far the following have been identified.

  • Benjamin Battye (brother of Edmund Battye on the Memorial);
  • Henry Battye (brother of Edmund Battye on the Memorial);
  • Mark Brannan;
  • Martin Brennan;
  • Michael Brennan/Brannan (brother of Dominick Brannan killed in 1918 on the Memorial);
  • Peter Brennan;
  • John Burns;
  • Thomas Cafferty (brother of Patrick Cafferty on the Memorial);
  • George Carney (brother of Martin Carney on the Memorial);
  • Michael Carney (brother of Martin Carney on the Memorial);
  • Thomas Carney;
  • John Cassidy;
  • George Henry Chappell;
  • John Chappell;
  • Thomas Chappell;
  • Matthew Crayton;
  • Richard Cunningham;
  • George Delaney;
  • James Delaney;
  • John Donlan (brother of Thomas Donlan on the Memorial);
  • Thomas Donlan (father of Thomas Donlan on the Memorial);
  • John Doyle;
  • John James Doyle;
  • James Fitzpatrick;
  • John Fitzpatrick [poss?];
  • James Flanagan;
  • James William Foley;
  • John Foley;
  • Michael Foley;
  • Patrick Foley;
  • James Gallagher;
  • John William Gannon;
  • Patrick Gavaghan;
  • James Gavin;
  • Francis Groark (Rourke) (brother of Henry, James and Michael on the Memorial);
  • Michael Hannan;
  • Joseph Hart;
  • Michael Hodgins;
  • John Holmes;
  • John Edward Kilroy;
  • James Kelly;
  • John William Kelly;
  • Joseph Kelly;
  • Thomas Kelly;
  • Thomas Kelly;
  • John Thomas Kilbride;
  • James (Jimmy) Edward Lyons;
  • John Lyon(s);
  • Michael Lyons;
  • Patrick Mara;
  • Edward McDonald;
  • James McDonald;
  • Matthew McDonald;
  • John McNamara (brother of Thomas McNamara on the Memorial);
  • Michael Maloney (also served in WW2, when died);
  • Cecil Manning (brother of Clement Manning on the Memorial);
  • Michael Manning (brother of Clement Manning on the Memorial);
  • James Murphy;
  • John Murray;
  • Tom Nolan (brother of Austin Nolan on the Memorial);
  • Thomas O’Hara (brother of Michael James O’Hora on the Memorial);
  • Jams Phillips;
  • Michael Phillips;
  • Michael Rush;
  • Edwin/Edward Rushworth;
  • Albert Stubley (father of Moses Stubley on the Memorial);
  • Newsome Stubley (brother of Arthur and uncle of Moses, tangential link to parish);
  • Michael Joseph Toohey;
  • John Thomas Tulley;
  • Walter Waite;
  • Stephen Walsh;
  • Joseph Walton.

As research progresses this list will be updated, and biographies added.