Michael Dearnley was born in December 1947 at Upper Agbrigg R.D., Yorkshire,
Michael Dearnley was the son of Unknown Dearnley and Unknown Taylor.
Michael Dearnley died on 31 May 1977 at age 29 years and 5 months.
his estate was probated on 21 December 1977
Administration with Will Leeds 21 December
Note: in June 2010
THEY will never be forgotten.
Kathryn Dearnley and her daughter Joanne were presented with the honour in recognition of the loss of husband and father Lance-Corporal Michael Dearnley who was killed while on an operational tour of Northern Ireland in 1977.
Lance-Corporal Dearnley was born in Marsden in December 1947 and joined the British Army in September 1969, enlisting into the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, serving in Germany.
On May 31, 1977, while on an operational tour of Northern Ireland, Lance-Cpl Dearnley was travelling in an armoured car with his unit, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal team, which had been tasked with defusing an explosive device planted by Irish republican terrorists in Londonderry.
En-route to the scene the team passed a crowd of civilians who surged into the path of the armoured car. The driver swerved to avoid causing casualties and the vehicle turned over. Lance-Cpl Dearnley died as a result.
His daughter Joanne was just six years old at the time.
Mrs Dearnley said on receiving the award: “Joanne was only six years old when her father died, but the loss is still felt by both of us just as closely now as it was over 30 years ago.
“It has been a very memorable and touching ceremony for us and we’re both very proud and honoured to receive this medal.”
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner
by Joanne Douglas 30 Jun 2010
see The Huddersfield Daily Examiner.
Joseph Lockwood Dearnley
Joseph Lockwood Dearnley was born on 18 December 1907 at Denby Dale, Wortley R.D., Yorkshire,
Joseph Lockwood Dearnley was the son of Alfred Lockwood Dearnley and Alice Matthews.
Joseph Lockwood Dearnley married Dorothy Bogle about November 1938 at Wirral R.D., Cheshire.
Joseph Lockwood Dearnley died in March 1984 at Glyndwr R.D., Denbighshire, at age 76 years and 2 months
Dorothy Bogle was born on 13 January 1909.
Dorothy Bogle married Joseph Lockwood Dearnley, son of Alfred Lockwood Dearnley and Alice Matthews, about November 1938 at Wirral R.D., Cheshire.
Dorothy Bogle died in December 1994 at Rhuddlan R.D., Denbighshire, at age 85 years and 10 months