World War Two Chronology of Deaths

Below are the names of those with parish connections identified so far who died as a result of service in the Second World War. I have included who they were serving with, and their dates of death. Biographies will follow in due course, and I will include links to them from this page.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission Cross of Sacrifice, Batley Cemetery – Photo by Jane Roberts

If anyone has any further information, or can add more names please do contact me

  • James LLOYD, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 7 June 1940
  • Alan MULLINS, Royal Navy, 8 June 1940
  • William SMITH, Royal Marines, 30 March 1941
  • Frank HIGGINS, Royal Navy, 28 April 1941
  • John HOPKINS, York and Lancaster Regiment, 27 May 1941
  • Edward HANNAN, Royal Navy, 14 February 1942
  • John Joseph KELLY, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 15 February 1942
  • Thomas Michael BRENNAN, Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders, 1 April 1943
  • Francis MUNNS, Royal Engineers, 19 July 1943
  • Thomas EGAN, Royal Artillery, 8 November 1943
  • Robert William ROSSER, Princess Charlotte of Wales’s (Royal Berkshire Regiment), 26 February 1944
  • Edward LYNCH, Royal Artillery, 10 March 1944
  • Henry CLIFF, Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment), 23 May 1944
  • Michael FLATLEY, York and Lancaster Regiment, 26 May 1944
  • Peter GAVAGHAN, King’s Own Scottish Borderers, 12 June 1944
  • James GALLAGHER, York and Lancaster Regiment, 28 June 1944
  • John HYDES, Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve, 12 September 1944
  • Joseph SHERIDAN, Royal Navy, 1 November 1944
  • Bernard STENCHION, Army Air Corps, 15 June 1945

With thanks to Batley’s Roll of Honour for providing this initial tranche of men.