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Metcalfe, MrRef 324-18

He married Unknown.


  1. Christiana [1805-1897]
  2. Thomas
  3. Mary [1812-1890]

The daughters were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 546] with nephew John Henry Metcalfe

Metcalfe, AkedRef 324-9020
[1???-18??] Partner in Bell & Metcalfe.

On 21st May 1833, he married Mary Lister Aked in Halifax

Metcalfe, AlbertRef 324-21
[1883-1949] Born in Halifax [21st April 1883].

He was a grocer's assistant (living with his mother Elizabeth [b   1860] & grandmother Elizabeth Gill [b 1822] at 12 Morpeth  Street, Halifax) [1901] / a grocer's traveller (living with his mother Elizabeth [b   1860] at 12 Morpeth Street, Halifax) [1911] / a confectioner's traveller with G. W. Horner of  Chester-le-Street [1921] / a sugar confectionery traveller [1939].

In [Q3] 1912, he married Clara Smith [1886-1961] in Halifax.

Clara was the daughter of
Walker Smith


  1. Winifred Gertrude [6th January 1913-[Q1] 1982] who never married

The family lived at

  • 1 Newstead Place, Gibbet Street, Halifax (living with  Clara's father) [1921]
  • 1 Newstead Place, Gibbet Street, Halifax [1939]

Albert died in Halifax [Q2 1949] (aged 66).

Clara died in Halifax [Q1 1961] (aged 75) 

Metcalfe, AlfredRef 324-14
[1838-1908] Son of James Metcalfe.

Born in Halifax.

He was a scholar in Pontefract [1851] / a cabinet maker [1861] / a furniture dealer [1871, 1881] / a retired furniture broker [1891] / own means [1901].

In [Q2] 1865, he married Jane Thompson [1845-1871] in Halifax.

Jane was born in Halifax


  1. James Thompson [b 1867] who was a shoe manufacturer [1901]
  2. Harry [1869-1870]

They lived at

  • 3 & 5 Winding Road, Halifax [1871]
  • 10 Cross Street, Halifax [1881]
  • 7 Ripon Terrace, Halifax [1901]

Jane died 10th May 1871 (aged 26).

Alfred died 25th September 1908 (aged 70).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 1304] with grandson Milton who died 16th October 1892 (aged 5 days) 

Metcalfe, BentleyRef 324-285
[1886-1915] Son of John Metcalfe.

He was a rover & drawer's oiler [1901] / a stoker at woollen mill [1911] / employed as a firer for Rouse & Company.

In [Q1] 1911, he married Lilian Turner [1887-19??] in Halifax.

They lived at

  • 10 Crow Point, Boothtown [1911]
  • Salisbury Place, Boothtown

During World War I, he enlisted [January 1915] and served as a Private with the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He trained at Derby and Whitley Bay, and was sent to the Dardanelles [September 1915].

He died of dysentery in hospital on Manoel Island, Malta, as he was on his way home from the Dardanelles [10th December 1915] (aged 29).

The Halifax Courier [18th December 1915] reported his death with a photograph.

He was buried at Pieta Military Cemetery, Malta [Grave Ref D XII 2].

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance

Metcalfe, CarolineRef 324-12
[1791-1856] Of Halifax.

She never married.

She had a son: James [1812-1899].

They lived at Crippplegate, Halifax [1841].

Living with them [in 1841] were James's wife Emily and children George & Alfred.

Caroline died 1st September 1856 (aged 65), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 551] with son James

Metcalfe, ChristianeRef 324-1138
[18??-18??] Of Christopher Metcalfe & Son.

He lived at 51 Lister Lane, Halifax [1874]

Metcalfe, CyrilRef 324-810
[1895-1918] Son of Thomas Frederick Metcalfe.

Born in Elland.

He was an assistant chemist [1911].

During World War I, he enlisted in Halifax and served as a Private with the 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment).

He was shot in the throat at Cambrai.

He died of wounds in Trent Bridge Military Hospital, Nottingham [20th February 1918] (aged 23).

He was buried at All Saints' Church, Dudwell [3 81] (23rd February 1918).

He is remembered in the Halifax Town Hall Books of Remembrance, on the Memorial at Halifax Bowling Club, on the Memorial at Halifax Secondary School, and on the Memorial at Holy Trinity Church, Halifax

Metcalfe, D.Ref 324-1488
[17??-18??] Shoemaker at Woolshops, Halifax [1809]

Metcalfe, EdmundRef 324-1466
[17??-18??] Clockmaker and engine maker at Old Cock Yard, Halifax [1837]

Metcalfe, EdwardRef 324-878
[1833-1976] Born in Keighley.

He was a supervisor for the Inland Revenue.

On 21st April 1858, he married Elizabeth Sutherland Morrison [1831-1875] in Tongue, Sutherland, Scotland

Elizabeth was born in Tongue


  1. Edward [b 1859]
  2. Hugh Morrison [b 1861]
  3. James [b 1864]
  4. Georgina Gordon
  5. Charles [b 1868]
  6. Robert [b 1870]

They lived at Ludlow [1871].

Edward died in Ludlow Shropshire [20th February 1876] Probate records show that he left effects valued at under £600.

The will was proved by his brother Anthony Aked Metcalfe (chemist & druggist).

Elizabeth died in Ludlow Shropshire

Metcalfe, Enoch SmithRef 324-6
[1915-1971] Of Cromwell Bottom Farm, Brighouse.

In [Q2] 1944, he married Doris Isobel Harper [1917-1992] in Knaresborough.


  1. Patricia A. [b 1944]
  2. Anne
  3. Michael H. [b 1945]
  4. Mary E. [b 1947]
  5. David S. [b 1949]

Enoch Smith died 24th April 1971 (aged 56) 

Doris Isobel died 28th February 1992 (aged 75) 

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: NR-B34]

Metcalfe, GeorgeRef 324-778
[1766-1829] He was a partner in Metcalfe & Nichol.

His death followed a fall during the late frost, in which he broke his leg

Metcalfe, GeorgeRef 324-71
[1796-18??] Born in Halifax.

He was landlord of the Prince of Blucher, Halifax [1834, 1851].

He married Jane [1795-18??].

Jane was born in Northowram

In 1835, he sued the inhabitants of Agbrigg and Morley, for the injuries and damages to his property during the window-breaking riots at 3:00 pm on 7th January 1835. The Blucher was broken open by the mob, furniture was thrown into the street, windows were broken, and the taps of the spirit casks were opened, letting all the liquor run to waste.

The Jury awarded damages of £133, against the £135 8/9d which Metcalfe had claimed.

Metcalfe was a witness in the 1842 Forgers trial

Metcalfe, GeorgeRef 324-453
[18??-18??] He was a draper [1841].

He married Agnes Horner Garside.

Agnes was the daughter of
Benjamin Garside

Agnes died 13th February 1841 (aged 34).

She was buried at Bolton Brow Wesleyan Chapel

Metcalfe, George AshworthRef 324-7

He married Jane [1833-1916].

George Ashworth died 24th December 1915 (aged 84).

Jane died 13th January 1916 (aged 83).

The couple were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 89] with Nancy Holt [1814-22nd April 1882]

Metcalfe, Georgina GordonRef 324-842
[1866-1954] Daughter of Edward Metcalfe.

Born in Nairn, Scotland [7th January 1866].

She was an orphan scholar at the Halifax Orphanage [1881], an assistant mistress at the Orphanage [1891, 1901], and a teacher at the Orphanage [1911].

She wrote several poems for local newspapers.

On 4th November 1912, she married Donald Grant Cumming [1863-1916] at St Peter's Church, Bayswater, London.

Donald, a bank agent, was a widower, the son of Sweton Cumming, farmer

They lived at

  • Forres, Elgin, Scotland [1916]
  • 166 Makepeace Mansions, Highgate [1954]
  • 12 Hornsey Lane, Highgate [1854]

Donald died 24th April 1916.

Georgina died 25th March 1954.

Probate records show that she left effects valued at £3,057 4/3d.

The will was proved by the Royal Bank of Scotland

Metcalfe, H. H.Ref 324-1164
[18??-191?] He was employed by Baldwin & Walker Limited.

During World War I, he served with the Queen's Own Yorkshire Dragoons.

He (possibly) died in the conflict.

He is remembered on the Baldwin & Walker Roll of Honour

Metcalfe, Henrietta CatherineRef 324-559
[1674-1740] Daughter of Anne (née Marwood) & William Metcalfe, of North Allerton.

She was the 3rd wife of John Smyth

Metcalfe, Horace CliffordRef 324-1833
[1896-1966] MM.

Son of John Herbert Metcalfe.

He was an ironmoulder's apprentice at machine tool makers [1911] / employed by Latham's at Lilleshall Foundry, Halifax.

During World War I, he enlisted at the outbreak of War, and served as a Sergeant with the Royal Field Artillery.

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917]

for bringing in wounded under heavy fighting

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [25th August 1917].

He survived the War.

He (possibly) died in Westmorland [Q3 1966] (aged 69) 

Metcalfe, IanRef 324-1458
[1952-1988] He was a Corporal with the 1st Battalion Yorkshire Regiment, and was about to become Recruiting Sergeant for the Green Howards (Yorkshire Regiment), at Middlesborough.

He was killed by a Provisional IRA booby-trap bomb attached to their minibus in the Market Place at Lisburn [15th June 1988].

He is remembered on the Memorial at Saint George's Church, Lee Mount

Metcalfe, JamesRef 324-19
[17??-18??] Aka Metcalf.

Umbrella manufacturer of Halifax.

He was at Woolshops, Halifax [1822]

He married Unknown.


  1. George Smith [1797-1835] who died after a 6-year illness

Metcalfe, JamesRef 324-51
[17??-18??] Engraver at Old Market, Halifax [1816]

Metcalfe, JamesRef 324-20
[18??-1???] He was a wool comb maker in Halifax [1860s].

In [Q1] 1860, he married Eliza Hartley in Halifax.

Eliza was the daughter of
John Hartley


  1. Hannah [1864-1865] who was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2011] with her Hartley grandparents

Metcalfe, JamesRef 324-11
[1812-1889] Son of Caroline Metcalfe; father unknown.

Born in Halifax [13th December 1812].

He was a furniture broker [1851, 1861] / a furniture dealer [1871].

He married (1) Emily Elizabeth [1816-1877].

Emily was born in Edinburgh


  1. George [b 1831] who was a last & patten maker [1851]
  2. Alfred
  3. Henry Booth [1846-1896] who was a pupil aboard the Royal  Navy Vessel Conway at Birkenhead [1861] & was buried with his  stepmother
  4. James [b 1850] who was at a school at Park Field House, Soyland [1861]
  5. Caroline [1853-3rd December 1871] who was buried with her  father

Emily Elizabeth died 4th July 1877 (aged 61).

He married (2) Ann [1829-1895].

They lived at

  • Cripplegate, Halifax (with James's mother  Caroline) [1841]
  • 2 Winding Road, Halifax [1851, 1861, 1871]

Living with them [in 1851] was James's mother Caroline.

James died 28th August 1889 (aged 77).

He & Emily Elizabeth were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 551] with James's mother Caroline

Ann died 5th March 1895 (aged 66), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 550] with her stepson Henry Booth Metcalfe

Metcalfe, JohnRef 324-62
[1717-1810] Aka Metcalf.

18th century road-builder who constructed many local roads and turnpikes

Metcalfe, JohnRef 324-3
[1830-1886] Son of John Metcalfe, wool comb maker.

Born in Bradford.

He was a wool comb maker [1851, 1861] / a machine comb maker [1871] / a master steel skewer maker [1881] / a skewer maker [1887].

In 1851, he married Martha Schorefield [1830-1870] at Halifax Parish Church.

Martha was born in Southowram.

Her father was not recorded on the marriage record

She was a worsted drawer [1851]



  1. son who died in infancy
  2. Alfred [b 1850] who was a brass moulder [1861]
  3. Emily Jane [1855-23rd January 1876] who was a carpet  setter [1871] & married William Swift
  4. Sarah Ellen [b 1857] who was a carpet spinner [1871] &  married Fred Dewhirst
  5. Mary Emma [b 1860] who was a mill hand at carpet works  [1871], a general servant [1881]
  6. Tom
  7. John Henry [b 1867] who was a steel skewer maker [1881]
  8. Martha [b 1871]

They lived at

  • 1 Hodgson Yard, Halifax [1851]
  • 1 Hodgson Fold, Halifax [1861]
  • 1 Hodgson's Fold, Halifax [1871]
  • Duke Street, Halifax [1881]

Martha died 30th December 1870 (aged 40).

John died 20th November 1886 (aged 56).

Living with them [in 1881] was nephew Harry Metcalfe [b 1863] (steel skewer maker) [1881].

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2521]

Metcalfe, JohnRef 324-284
[1851-19??] Born in Oakenshaw.

He was a blacksmith [1881, 1891, 1901].

He married Mary Metcalfe [1855-19??].

Mary was born in Wyke


  1. Tom [b 1876] who was a worsted spinner [1891]
  2. Amelia [b 1879] who was a worsted spinner [1891], a  worsted drawer [1901]
  3. Arthur [b 1881] who was a quarryman's stone dresser [1901]
  4. Bentley
  5. Elsie [b 1893]
  6. Linda [b 1900]

They lived at

  • Oakenshaw Road, Oakenshaw, Cleckheaton [1881]
  • 19 Lee Lane, Northowram [1891]
  • 13 Mill Lane, Boothtown [1901]

Metcalfe, John ClaudeRef 324-1502
[1889-1917] Son of William Metcalfe.

Born in Halifax [4th October 1889].

He was a wood turner in Wetherby Mill [1910].

He married 12th November 1910 Edith Wood [1890-1910] at St James's Church, Wetherby.

Edith was born in Wetherby; she died 3 months after the marriage

During World War I, he enlisted with the Yorkshire Hussars Yeomanry [23rd September 1915], and was transferred to with B Company 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Prince of Wales's Own) [1916] and served with the B.E.F. from Jun 1916.

He was invalided home [October 1916] suffering from Trench Fever. After a period of recovery, he rejoined his Regiment [June 1917].

He was killed in action at Arras [31st August 1917].

He was buried at La Targette British Cemetery, Neuville-St. Vaast, France [Grave Ref I H 14]

Metcalfe, John HenryRef 324-16
[1836-1893] Son of Thomas Metcalfe.

Born in Hull.

He was a brass worker [1851] / a brass finisher (lodging with John Greenwood [b 1813] at 6  Bradley's Gallery, Halifax) [1871] / a brass finisher [1881, 1891].

He married Mary [1839-1???].

Mary was born in Knaresborough.

She was a char woman [1891]


The family lived at

  • 7 Ingram Square, Skircoat [1881]
  • 2 Baume's Court, Halifax [1891]

John died 11th January 1893 (aged 57), and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 546] with his aunts Mary Metcalfe [1812-1890] & Christiana Metcalfe [1805-1897] and his sister Christiana Metcalfe [1841-1932]

Metcalfe, John HerbertRef 324-1834
[1868-1957] Son of John Metcalfe, surgeon

Born in Halifax.

He was a card finisher [?] of Free School Lane, Skircoat [1892] / a scavenger [1901] / a scavenger for Halifax Corporation [1911].

In 1892, he married Mary Knowles [1869-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Mary, of New Pellon, Ovenden, was born in Halifax, the daughter of James Knowles, whitesmith


  1. Harold [b 1894] who was a grocer's apprentice [1911]
  2. Horace Clifford

They lived at

  • 4 Woodhead Terrace, Halifax [1901]
  • 28 Holmes Terrace, New Pellon, Halifax [1911]

Metcalfe, LeslieRef 324-1219
[1888-1941] MM.

Son of Tom Metcalfe.

Born in Halifax [30th June 1888].

He was a member of St Mary's Church, Halifax / educated at Holy Trinity School / a butcher's steel skewers & hooks manufacturer (worker) [1911] / partner in L. Metcalfe & Company [1911] / until the the business was declared bankrupt [1913] / a telegraphist assistant [1939].

On 15th December 1917, he married Gladys Charnock [1890-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Gladys was born in Halifax [11th June 1890]


  1. John D. [b 1919] who was a lithographer apprentice [1939]
  2. Marjorie M. [b 1921]
  3. Paul C. [b 1924]

They lived at

  • 331 Queens Road, Halifax [1913]
  • 24 Union Street, Halifax [1917]
  • 47 Craven Terrace, Halifax [1939]

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served as a Corporal / wireless instructor with the Suffolk Regiment.

He was transferred to the Royal Engineers [December 1916].

He was awarded the Military Medal [1917].

His photograph appears with a report of his award in the Halifax Courier [3rd November 1917].

During World War II, served as a Lieutenant with the 23rd West Riding (Halifax) Battalion Home Guard.

He died 21st December 1941 (aged 53).

He is remembered with a CWGC headstone at St Paul's Church, King Cross

Metcalfe, PCRef 324-1789
[18??-1???] Brighouse constable [1891]

Metcalfe, PercyRef 324-399
[18??-19??] Silk-manufacturer. Last owner of Kirby Leas, Halifax in the 1920s

Metcalfe, RobertRef 324-5

In [Q3] 1912, he married Mary Cowling [1869-1922] in Pateley Bridge.


  1. Janet Mary 1920-8th January 1929

Mary died 28th April 1922 (aged 53).

Robert died at Cromwell Bottom Farm, Southowram [29th July 1939] (aged 58).

Members of the family were buried at St Anne's Church, Southowram [Grave Ref: R-E47]

Metcalfe, Robert AkedRef 324-9
[1840-1881] Son of William Aked Metcalfe.

Born in Halifax; baptised at Halifax [6th October 1840].

He was a wool sorter [1871].

In [Q3] 1863, he married Elizabeth Clayton [1845-1???].

Elizabeth was born in Halifax


  1. Kate [17th March 1866-12th July 1866] who was buried with her father

They lived at 34 Lower Hope Street, Halifax [1871].

Robert died 29th March 1881 (aged 40)  and was buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 153] with his siblings

Metcalfe, ThomasRef 324-10
[1772-1835] Of Halifax.

On 29th October 1801, he married Ursula Dibb [1775-1835] in Halifax.


  1. Thomas [bapt 4th May 1806]
  2. Robert [1809-16th April 1830]
  3. William [bapt 27/1/1811; d 13th January 1823]  
  4. Sarah [bapt 6th June 1813; d 31st May 1852] who married  Mr Smith

Ursula died 10th April 1835 (aged 60).

Thomas died 25th September 1835 (aged 63).

The couple & other members of the family () were buried at Square Independent Chapel, Halifax [Grave Ref: 4]

Metcalfe, ThomasRef 324-17
[1806-1843] Son of Mr Metcalfe.

Born in Selby.

He was a tobacconist [1841].

Around 1831, he married Elizabeth [1806-18??].

Elizabeth was born in Selby.

She was widowed and shown as Elizabeth Matheson [1851]



  1. James George [b 1831]
  2. William Shipstone [b 1832]
  3. Alfred Thomas [b 1834]
  4. John Henry
  5. Charles Edwin [b 1838] who was a part-timer worsted  factory worker [1851]
  6. Christiana [1841-1932] who was buried with brother  John Henry

They lived at

  • Road Side, Haley Hill, Halifax [1841]
  • 4 Green's Yard, Halifax [1851]

A Thomas Metcalfe died in Halifax [Q2 1843]

Metcalfe, ThomasRef 324-15

He married Hannah Roper [1810-1884].

Hannah was the daughter of
Matthew Roper


  1. Priscilla [1832-1883] who married William Hitchen

Priscilla is also recorded as Ursula & Ursulla.

Thomas died 30th January 1873 (aged 67).

Hannah died 6th April 1884 (aged 74).

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 2410]

Metcalfe, Rev ThomasRef 324-13
[1857-19??] Born in Lancaster.

He was a curate at Morley-with-Churwell, Leeds before becoming Vicar of Mytholmroyd [1906, 1921]

In [Q4] 1886, he married Margaret Ann Harcourt [1855-19??] in West Derby, Lancashire.

Margaret Ann was born in Longforgan, Forfarshire, Scotland


  1. Arthur William [b 1888] who was an engineering student at Liverpool University [1911]

The 1911 census shows that they had had 5 children of whom 3 were still alive at that time.

The family lived at The Vicarage, Mytholmroyd [1911]

Metcalfe, Thomas FrederickRef 324-154
[1870-1916] Born in Elland

He was a wine & spirit trader's manager [1901] / licensed victualler at the Rose & Crown, Halifax [1905, 1911,  1916].

In [Q2] 1894, he married Caroline Cotton [1870-1934] in Huddersfield.

Caroline came from Lindley


  1. Cyril
  2. Arthur Reginald [1897-1970]

They lived at

  • 33 Gordon Street, Elland [1901]
  • 54 St Alban's Avenue, Halifax [1918]

Thomas Frederick died 13th July 1916.

Probate records show that he left effects valued at £1,732 17/-.

Probate was granted to his widow Caroline

Metcalfe, TomRef 324-2
[1863-1925] Son of John Metcalfe.

Born in Halifax.

He was a steel skewer maker [1881] / a skewer maker of Russell Street, Halifax [1887] / a steel skewer manufacturer (employer) [1891, 1901] / a butcher's steel skewers & hooks manufacturer (employer).

In 1913, he was declared bankrupt.

In 1887, he married Ellen Ann Crabtree [1864-19??] at Halifax Parish Church.

Ellen Ann, of Russell Street, Halifax, was born in Halifax, the daughter of John Crabtree, hatter


  1. Leslie
  2. Beatrice Mary [b 1895] who was a Café kitchen maid  [1911]
  3. John Stanley [b 1899]

They lived at

  • 7 Cromwell Street, Halifax [1891]
  • 3 Cromwell Street, Halifax [1901]

Tom died in Halifax in 1925 (aged 62) 

Metcalfe, W. A.Ref 324-1737
[1???-18??] Recorded in 1840, when he had a silk shawl and fur establishment at 10 Waterhouse Street, Halifax

Metcalfe, WilliamRef 324-6010
[17??-18??] Curate at Cross Stone [1782]

Metcalfe, WilliamRef 324-4
[1843-1???] Born in Dent, Yorkshire (now Cumbria).

He was a brewer's cooper [1881] / a cooper [1901].

In [Q1] 1865, he married Charlotte Idonia Blay [1842-1???] in Bradford.

Charlotte Idonia was born in Clifford Campville, Staffordshire.


  1. Charlotte Lavinia [b 1863] who was a wool twister [1881],  & married Joseph Whitaker
  2. William Henry [b 1865] who was an office errand boy [1881]
  3. Albert Beckwith [b 1868]

The family lived at

  • 62 Rosse Street, Manningham, Bradford [1881]
  • 14 Catherine Slack, Queensbury, Halifax [1901]
  • 14 & 20 Catherine Slack, Ambler Thorn, near Halifax [1911]

Charlotte Idonia was widowed and a grocer by 1911.

Living with them [in 1901, 1911] were their Whitaker grandchildren: William Whitaker [b 1884] who was a wool packer [1901], Joseph Whitaker [b 1885] who was a woollen spinner [1901], a  wool warehouse man [1911], James Whitaker [b 1890] who was a worsted overlooker in yarn  room [1911], and Harriet Whitaker [b 1892]

Metcalfe, WilliamRef 324-169
[1863-1919] Born in Hunslet.

He was a blacksmith/golf course groundsman [1884].

On 13th April 1884, he married Rose Ann Ward [1860-1947] at St Peter's Church, Leeds.

Rose Ann was born in Leeds


  1. Jenny [b 1888]
  2. John Claude
  3. Herbert [b 1897]
They lived at 2 Gladstone View, Southowram [1891]

Metcalfe, WilliamRef 324-615
[1882-1917] Son of Jane & William Metcalfe of Picket Street, Lydgate, Todmorden.

Born in Burnley.

He was employed by Vale Bobbin Mill, Cornholme or Wilson's Bobbin Mill, Cornholme.

During World War I, he enlisted [September 1914], and served in the Dardanelles with the Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He was discharged and worked in munitions for 12 months.

He was called-up [1916] and served as a Private with the 4th/5th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment.

He was reported missing and assumed to have died 26th October 1917.

He is remembered on the Tyne Cot Memorial, Belgium [Grave Ref 102-104], on Todmorden War Memorial, and on Cornholme War Memorial

Metcalfe, William AkedRef 324-8
[1808-1879] Born in Halifax.

He was a linen draper [1851].

He married Mary Lister [1810-1871].

Mary was born in Halifax [9th February 1810]


  1. Mary Emma [b 1834]
  2. Robert Aked
  3. Louisa [b 1844]
  4. Fanny [23rd July 1844-23rd March 1845]
  5. Lois who died in infancy and was buried at Salem Chapel
  6. Annie Margaret who died in infancy and was buried at  Salem Chapel

They lived at 23 Waterhouse Street, Halifax [1851].

Mary died 28th June 1871.

William died in Newton Abbot, Devonshire [18th June 1879] (aged 71), and was buried there.

Members of the family were buried at Lister Lane Cemetery [Plot 153]


Metcalfe surnameRef 324-1
There are 47 entries on the Calderdale Companion for people with the surname Metcalfe, as discussed in this SideTrack. This count does not include other forms of the surname.

Unattached BMDs for Metcalfe

Marriages 1863, 1895, 1919, 1932; Death 1907


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