Duo bid to add missing names to Crow Nest Park war memorial

TWO local history enthusiasts are asking the council to commemorate soldiers who have died in service since World War II.

Robert Scaife, 76, and Peter Bennett, 64, have compiled a list of soldiers from Dewsbury whose names are not included on the war memorial in Crow Nest Park.

The 22 names includes army, navy and RAF personnel who have died in conflicts dating back to the Korean War in the 1950s.

The last soldier from Dewsbury to die in service was Corporal Stephen Curley, who was killed in Afghanistan last year. His name was added to the memorial last November, with Private Joseph Satchwell who died in World War I.

Before that, the memorial only included the names of soldiers who died in the World Wars.

Mr Scaife, of Liversedge, and Mr Bennett, of Dewsbury Moor, want to hear from relatives of any Dewsbury people they know have died in service since World War II. They also want to know if any other names are missing from the memorial and will ask Kirklees Council to add them.

• The following is a list of men and women from Dewsbury who have died in military service since World War II, the date of their death and their regiment. If you know them, or any others who deserve to be honoured, call Robert Cooke on 01924 487112 or email robert.cooke@ywng.co.uk.

Roy Lord – 27/4/1950 – Green Howards

George William Naylor – 1/3/1951 – Royal Regiment of Artillery

Alfred James – 1/11/1951 – Royal Northumberland Fusiliers

Garry Holmes – 28/5/1953 – Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding)

James Eggett – 30/5/1953 – Durham Light Infantry

Peter Martin Callaghan – 30/12/1955 – King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

Peter Malcolm Hainsworth – 11/12/1964 – Royal Army Service Corps

Sidney Parkin – 5/7/1965 – Royal Navy

Ronald Tillotson – 18/2/1966 – Scots Guards

Jack Senior – 7/11/1967 – King’s Shropshire Light Infantry

Kevin Tomlinson – 28/12/1969 – Royal Air Force

Glenn Riley – 21/10/1975 – Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding)

Michael Williams – 4/11/1976 – Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

Gerard Moran – 20/5/1977 – Royal Air Force

Ian William Taylor – 23/7/1977 – Royal Corps of Signals

Andrew David Chappel – 31/7/1977 – Army Catering Corps

Stephen Lewis Ward – 6/2/1978 – Royal Corps of Signals

John Bruce Parker – 5/1/1979 – Royal Navy

Kathryn Waterland – 16/8/1979 – Women’s Royal Army Corps

James Mark Rigg – 25/11/1988 – Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (West Riding)

Anthony Melvin Sullivan – 5/10/1988 – Royal Air Force

Paul Andrew Smith – 22/7/1994 – Royal Corps of Signals