Friday, 15 July 2016

Walter Jackson Gledhill

Survived the War - awarded the Military Medal 
Barnsley Independent 14th April 1917
Thanks to Barnsley Archives
Private Walter Jackson Gledhill was better known as Paddy Jackson

He married Sarah Ellen Goodyear at St Edward's Church in 1911 and resided at 12 Longcar Street, Barnsley at the time of marriage.  By 1917 he had moved to Havelock Street, Barnsley.

Military Service: Enlisted in the 2/5 York and Lancaster Regiment (Territorials) in November 1914. 

Awarded the Military Medal for bringing in his Colonel who had been shot in the ankle on 12th March 1917. They were under fire all the time and both escaped unhurt. 

Member of the Battalion's football team and tug-of-war team. Formerly played for Longcar United and Dodworth Albion in the Barnsley Association Junior League. 

Information from the Barnsley Independent 14th April 1917

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