As the Friends of St Matthew's Churchyard have restored the area, they have compiled a searchable database which is published on their website.


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.

Samuel Washington         Samuel Sowden      James Hinscliff     


The Hatton and Swaines        The Howarth Family of Pump      Private Arthur Naylor       John Smith - land agent to E C Sutherland Walker

The Appleyards and Kendalls    George and Joseph Armytage    The Manns   The Robinsons   Middleton Scales

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