Kirkheaton war memorial 1Sandra Stocks from the Kirkheaton History Group writes:-

The photographs in this section are from the period 1914 to 1919 and have been copied by me over a two year period from the scanned copies of the Huddersfield Weekly Examiner held at Huddersfield Local History Library.  They are reproduced here with the kind permission of the Huddersfield Daily Examiner / Trinity Mirror.

I have transcribed much of the information appearing with the photographs onto a spreadsheet and have tried to copy it exactly as first printed.  I am sure I have made many mistakes but hopefully there is enough correct information for you to identify a possible relative.  Some of the scans are in poor condition and are difficult to read.   Many of the photographs are dark or damaged, but my view is it’s better to have a poor photograph than none at all.

My original intention was to copy the photographs of all the men who died in the Great War, but found there were many other photographs which would be of interest to family historians so decided to copy all photographs that I found.  I may have missed some, so if there isn’t a picture of your family member here it doesn’t mean there isn’t one to be found in the archives.

I have not only copied photographs from the Huddersfield Weekly Examiner but have searched the newspapers available on findmypast.co.uk and made a note of the dates on which photos appear.  These can be accessed with a subscription to findmypast.co.uk or by visiting the Huddersfield Local History Library and viewing the scanned copies of the newspapers.

When a photograph appeared in the newspaper, often there would be an article in the same paper giving more biographical details.  It may be possible for me to find this information for you if you’re not able to visit the Local History Library yourself.  Please email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I’ll see what I can do.

If you register then logon to this site, there will be another menu off this one - WW1 Photographs of Servicemen Downloads - which contains downloadable files of the spreadsheet, photographs.