As the Friends of St Matthew's Churchyard have restored the area, they have compiled a searchable database which is published on their website. www.lightcliffechurchyard.org.uk
As part of a Heritage Lottery Fund project headstones which commemorated those who died in WW1 have been restored and this led to Dorothy Barker (the Secretary) researching the soldiers and their families. This led naturally to further family researches, all of which are published on the website, under About the churchyard => People of Interest.
The Friends have had a good number of contacts following these publications from family members which has allowed the stories to be shared and expanded.
The families covered so far include:
Corporal Fred Booth Private Edgar Sharpe Private Roland Walker
Gunner Joe Lumb Brook Private Robert Brownrigg Sgt Christopher Kershaw
Privates Aaron, Walter & Leonard Sucksmith Pte Edward Schofield
Pte Arthur Rushworth Pte G. Percy S Brown Pte James Smallwood
Francis William Bradley Fanny Sharp little Sharp Shooter
Sgt Major Fred Mitchell Corporal Kenneth & Gunner John Berry
Bombardier Charles & Pte Frank Newsome Pte Milton Aspinall
Corporal Joe Willie Shaw Lance Corp Joe Holt May Hartley
Pte Walter & Lance Corp Herbert Pybus Pte Samual Sharp (Crimea)
Dragoon Guard Joseph Naylor (Crimea) General Joshua Guest (Jacobite Rising)
Major Reginald Sowerby the Berry Family the Lee family
Mark Dawson (Mayor of Bradford) Midshipman Alfred Ripley RN Ann Walker, her family, friends & connections with the church.
The incumbents - Rev Rich Sutcliffe, Rev Robert Wilkinson & Rev William Gurney
The Watkinson family & the Charteris family.