People of Interest

People of Interest

Every person buried had a story to tell. Most are long forgotten but, over time, we will add some of the stories that we can find. As it is the centenary of WW1 and because we've been able to use Lottery funding to restore the fallen memorials to those who died in that conflict, we've started there. Most of the research has been done by Dorothy Barker with some material gathered by Carol Cowling at an earlier stage.

Please have a look at these family stories.

Already we are branching out and are including soldiers who fought in the Crimean War.

In a small community reserch into one family quickly merges into another. These three stories all started with a gift to the Friends of a prayer book and hymnal. Please read them in the order Francis William Bradley, Fanny Sharp and then little Sharp Shooter.

In amongst this we have found another soldier on service in the mid 1800s, this time in India. Amazing that 4 men from Lightcliffe were serving as far away as the Crimea and India.

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Download this file (Henry Birkett Flather.pdf)Henry Birkett Flather.pdf1096 kB
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Download this file (Private William Flather.pdf)Private William Flather.pdf1958 kB
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Download this file (Private Edgar Sharpe.pdf)Private Edgar Sharpe.pdf1486 kB
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Download this file (Private Roland Walker.pdf)Private Roland Walker.pdf976 kB
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Download this file (Gunner Joe Lumb Brook.pdf)Gunner Joe Lumb Brook.pdf1243 kB
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Download this file (Major Reginald John Sowerby.pdf)Major Reginald John Sowerby.pdf1528 kB
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Download this file (Private Robert Brownrigg.pdf)Private Robert Brownrigg.pdf1360 kB
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Download this file (Sergeant Christopher Kershaw.pdf)Sergeant Christopher Kershaw.pdf1708 kB
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Download this file (guestwill.pdf)guestwill.pdf682 kB
Download this file (guestpt1.pdf)guestpt1.pdf137 kB
Download this file (guestpt3.pdf)guestpt3.pdf128 kB
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Download this file (Private Samuel Sharp.pdf)Private Samuel Sharp.pdf289 kB
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Download this file (Dragoon Guard Joseph Naylor.pdf)Dragoon Guard Joseph Naylor.pdf1560 kB
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Download this file (Lance Corporal Joe Holt.pdf)Lance Corporal Joe Holt.pdf1498 kB

 

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