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Mark’s History: Rodley man died in WW1 aged 25

In the last of four posts coinciding with Remembrance Day, Mark Stevenson photographs the former homes of some of the brave West Leeds soldiers who gave their lives serving their country so many years ago…

Ryland was one of five sons of John William and Elizabeth Hutchinson, of 14 Luther Street, Rodley.

He worked as a Mule Piecener (a young person, often a child, used to piece together any broken heads in a spinning mill) in 1911. He was the second youngest of the five sons.

He served in the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) 9th Bn. during World War One.

On 31 August 1918, aged 25, he became one of the 7,870 men of the  Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) to be killed during the course of the First World War.

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