Help Wanted

The following entries are requests for help. The first entries are  a request for information about Soldiers listed in the Dewsbury War Book ( shown at the bottom of the About us tab). The only details known are very sparce. Perhaps they were relatives of yours and you can help fill in any information that we may be missing. if so please get in touch using the Contact Us email form or by posting a comment in the box at the bottom of the page.     Thank You in anticipation.

  • Private Herbert Cocker of Earlsheaton.
  • George Ineson
  • Private Charles A Matthews of Ravensthorpe of the KOYLI Regiment
  • J.E. Radford of the KOYLI Regiment
  • Leslie Walker, listed Missing
  • Private Herbert Wragg, 11 Cloth Hall Street, Dewsbury of 1/4 KOYLI Regiment. Killed July 1 1916


 We are always looking for volunteers to help with our Research, anyone having a couple of hours a week or more to commit to helping us, please get in touch using our Contact Us page or by emailing

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4 Responses to Help Wanted

  1. Deborah says:

    Hi I saw your ‘Help Wanted’ page today. I subscribe to and after a bit of searching have found a Newspaper article relating to private Herbert Wragg’s death on 1 July 1916, if this would be of interest to those researching?
    Herbert Wragg
    Birth Date:
    abt 1894
    Death Date:
    1 Jul 1916
    The Thiepval Memorial
    Burial Country:
    East Yorkshire Regiment
    Regimental Number:
    Region or Memorial:
    Arthur Wragg
    There is a newspaper article attached to the search stating that Herbert was a Lance Corporal, aged 22 and that he was the husband of Grace E Hackett (formerly Wragg) of Sheffield.
    I do hope that this is helpful?

  2. DEBORAH OXLEY says:

    Further to my research post about Herbert Wragg, I have also found on
    A notice of entitlement to Decoration for same, Private Herbert Wragg,sadly killed in action. His regimental number is again 11213 and it notes that his disembarkation date as 31.7.1015. RIP Private Wragg.

  3. Tom Burnell says:

    Died at Cahir Military Hospital from Tubercular Meningitis 17 days certified.Eastwood Wilson.

  4. Re:
    Harry MacDonald was Lilian’s first husband, as stated in the article (which is very good, thank you). You have Lilian marrying Harold Sheard in 1921…correct. However, Harold Sheard did not die in 195o as reported here. He died in the 4th Quarter of 1969 in Dewsbury. Is it possible to correct this in the article? Please feel free to contact me for further information.

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