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HUDDERSFIELD’S ROLL OF HONOUR

1914-1922

J. MARGARET STANSFIELD

EDITOR

Reverend Paul Wilcock BEM

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Reverend Paul Wilcock BEM is the Director of the Arms and Armour Research Institute at the University of Huddersfield. He is a Trustee of the Huddersfield Drill Hall, the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment Museum and of the Huddersfield War Memorial Trust.

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CONTENTS

Foreword — HRH The Duke of York KG Maps Orders of Battle Introduction — Reverend Paul Wilcock BEM Roll of Honour War Memorials and Rolls of Honour Personal Tribute — Martin Middlebrook

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ORDERS OF BATTLE

MANY OF THE UNITS FEATURED IN THIS BOOK WERE PART OF THE TWO WEST RIDING DIVISIONS, AS LISTED BELOW.

49™ (WEST RIDING) INFANTRY DIVISION

146! (WEST RIDING) BRIGADE 1/5" Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

1/6" Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

1/7 (Leeds Rifles) Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment)

1/8" (Leeds Rifles) Battalion, The Prince of Wales’s Own (West Yorkshire Regiment) (until January 1918)

1471! (2NP WEST RIDING) BRIGADE 1/4" Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) 1/5" Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) (until January 1918)

1/6" Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

1/7" Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment)

1481 (38? WEST RIDING) BRIGADE

1/4" Battalion, The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry

1/5“ Battalion, The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (until February 1918)

1/4 (Hallamshire) Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment

1/5“ Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment

PIONEERS

19% (Service) Battalion (3 Salford), Lancashire Fusiliers (from August 1916)

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62NP (2NP WEST RIDING DIVISION)

185'™ BRIGADE (2/15! WEST RIDING)

1/5“ Battalion, The Devonshire Regiment (joined June 1918)

1/8" Battalion, The West Yorkshire Regiment (joined January 1918)

2/5 Battalion, The West Yorkshires (joined March 1915, left August 1918)

2/6" Battalion, The West Yorkshires (joined March 1915, left January 1918)

2/7" Battalion, The West Yorkshires (joined March 1915, left June 1918)

2/8" Battalion, The West Yorkshires (joined March 1915, left February 1918)

2/20" (County of London) Battalion, The London Regiment (joined August 1918)

186'™ BRIGADE (2/28? WEST RIDING)

5" Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment (joined January 1918)

2/4 Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (joined March 1915)

2/5 Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (joined March 1915, left January 1918)

2/6" Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (joined March 1915, disbanded January 1918)

2/7" Battalion, The Duke of Wellington’s (joined March 1915, left as a cadre June 1918)

2/4 Battalion, The Hampshire Regiment (joined June 1918)

187'™ BRIGADE (2/3®8” WEST RIDING)

5" Battalion, The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (joined February 1918)

Battalion, The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (joined March 1915)

2/5" Battalion, The King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (joined March 1915, absorbed February 1918)

2/4 (Hallamshire) Battalion, The York and Lancaster Regiment (joined March 1915)

2/5" Battalion, The York and Lancaster (joined March 1915, disbanded February 1918)

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INTRODUCTION x1

In March, 2013, I received a call asking if a gentleman could visit the Arms and Armour Research Institute to seek advice on the publication of a book. Mr Alan Stansfield arrived clutching a large ring binder along with a box full of newspaper cuttings and photographs. Alan recounted a lifetime’s work, ‘The Project’ as he called it, undertaken principally by his late wife, Margaret, to document all the soldiers from Huddersfield who had lost their lives during the First World War. There began the final chapter in a 30 year-long journey to honour the fallen of Huddersfield in this published Roll of Honour. As the account unfolded it became clear that Margaret’s work encompassed many hours spent in Huddersfield Library, along with visits to war memorials, archives and a significant series of trips to the battlefields themselves. It also became clear that this was one of the occasions when, as a University, we should support the publication, creating an enduring memorial in the year of the 100th Anniversary of the beginning of what had once been described as ‘the war to end all wars’. In carrying out this research Margaret aimed to document the fallen of Huddersfield. However, defining that presented its own issues. Did it mean those born in Huddersfield or those who lived in Huddersfield when they joined up? In practice both are included and without doubt there will be omissions and possibly even inclusions of those who, based on today’s boundaries, are not strictly in Huddersfield. However, the important factor is not whether they are included or not, dependent upon an arbitrary line on a map, but that they are remembered. So in geographical terms Margaret erred on the side of inclusion. I have endeavoured to remain completely faithful to Margaret’s original text, however ultimately this work will exist in electronic form and should any further information be discovered, it can be included at a later date. Margaret worked hard to ensure the information in her work was as accurate as possible but it was not without its challenges. Her sources included the Commonwealth War Graves Commission (CWGC), the publication ‘Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919”, regimental archives, family correspondence and records supplied after the war to local libraries to enable the erection of war memorials. One constant challenge in works such as this is the spelling of individual names. Margaret took an informed decision to use the Commonwealth War Graves Commissions database and in editing the volume I have followed her lead. The issue is best illustrated by Private Joseph Batty. On two memorials in Huddersfield he is listed as Battye. His birth certificate reads ‘Battye’ as it is on his father’s marriage certificate. His baptism certificate records his surname as ‘Batty’. On the 1901 Census he is recorded as ‘Batty’; on the 1911 Census it is ‘Battye’. Hence in this, and in several other cases, Margaret took an executive decision which I have chosen to abide by. As well as some variations in spelling there is a further anomaly which must be considered when searching for a relative among Great War casualty lists. For a variety of reasons soldiers and seamen did not always give their real names. Sometimes this was because they were fleeing some personal crisis at home or sometimes to avoid identification as being too young to join up. There are many tragic examples of soldiers who lied about their age to serve their country. In some cases they paid the ultimate price. This publication records the fallen from the beginning of the conflict in 1914 through to 1922. These casualties were not of course restricted to those serving on the front line. Although the majority of the service personnel listed were killed as a result of enemy action, some died in accidents, such as Louie

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Fethney, an Assistant Inspector of Munitions, who, in May, 1918, at the age of 20, died in an explosion at the Naval Munitions Factory, Crosland Moor. Personnel from all the armed services are commemorated in this book. The vast majority are soldiers but those serving with the Royal Navy, Merchant Navy, Royal Flying Corps (latterly the Royal Air Force) and Royal Naval Air Service appear, along with one nurse, Ada Stanley, who died in 1915. Most of the deaths commemorated in this book took place on the Western Front, though the campaign in the Dardanelles in 1915 and early 1916 claimed many lives, particularly the landing at Suvla Bay in August 1915. There were of course, a number of those listed who lost their lives at sea, however, as a unit, it is the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment which features most prominently, mainly as a result of this part of Yorkshire being their primary recruiting ground. The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria in Sarajevo was the spark that began the sequence of events that would eventually lead to war. War was declared on 4th August 1914 and the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) began to embark for France. The BEF was a small army comprising 80,000 men initially formed into two Corps. The 2nd Battalion the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment formed part of the 13th Brigade, 5th Div, 2nd Corps, arriving in France on 16th August and crossing the Belgian frontier to deploy in St. Ghislain six days later. The Battle of Mons was the first engagement of the war with the BEF outnumbered three to one. Nevertheless they succeeded in halting the German advance long enough to prevent the French Fifth Army from being outflanked. Many of the casualties listed in 1914 are from the ‘Dukes’, such as Private James Edwin Lunn of the 2nd Battalion, who lost his life during the retreat from Mons on 23rd August. During 1915 the number of casualties continued to rise. Part of this was due to the arrival in April of that year of the 49th (West Riding) Division, which comprised units from the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, The West Yorkshire Regiment, the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and the Yorkshire and Lancashire Regiment. Significant numbers of these men were recruited from Huddersfield. The Division was created from members of the pre-war Territorial Force who had volunteered for overseas service. A reference which appears frequently is Hill 60. The 2nd Battalion of the ‘Dukes’ was heavily involved in these engagements at the southern edge of the Ypres Salient. The entry for Private Thomas Boyle includes a moving letter to his uncle from his Company Sergeant Major detailing his death and giving reassurance, as so many of these letters do, that he did not die in any pain. Some of the casualties listed suffered from the effects of gas and it was during this phase of the war that this dreadful weapon was first used, to devastating effect. Of course there are many soldiers from Huddersfield represented in other units. The Machine Gun Corps, as it developed, recruited from within the ranks of the existing Infantry battalions which were called upon to provide the most suitably qualified men. This was also the case with the fledgling Royal Flying Corps. Soldiers were given the opportunity to transfer, such as 2nd Lieutenant Charles William Brook, who joined the 8th Battalion of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment as a Private soldier, eventually qualified as a pilot but tragically died in a flying accident. The Battle of the Somme in 1916 is arguably the most well known engagement of the war. The 10th Battalion of the West Yorkshire Regiment suffered one of the highest instances of casualties and there are frequent references in this book to Thiepval, and the Schwaben Redoubt where the engagement was at its fiercest. Of those listed as killed in 1916, more than half were soldiers from the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Visitors to the cemeteries in this area will recognise the cap badges of both these units, in significant numbers, on the regimented rows of white headstones. The entry for 2nd Lieutenant Frank Thornton, of the 7th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment, provides a vivid account of the action which ultimately led to his death on the 1st July. Lieutenant Robert Huntriss Tolson, of the 15th Battalion, West Yorkshire Regiment — “The Leeds Pals’ — died the same day, tragically followed by his brother, Lieutenant James Martin Tolson, who died of wounds near Cambrai only a few days before the war ended. The Tolson brothers were commemorated by the establishment of the Tolson Memorial Museum In 1919. Their uncle, Legh Tolson gave Ravensknowle Hall to Huddersfield Corporation as a museum in memory of his two nephews. The museum was formally opened on 27 May, 1922. The year 1917 witnessed the highest number of casualties, principally due to the engagements at Arras, the Third Battle of Ypres (known more commonly as Passchendaele) and Cambrai. The significant number of deaths of Huddersfield men in 1917, almost double the number of 1916, is accounted for partly by the arrival of the 62nd (2nd West Riding) Division. This Division was made up mostly of men

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serving in either the Prince of Wales Own Regiment of Yorkshire (The ‘West Yorks’) or the ‘Dukes’. There were significant fatalities among these units. Two unsuccessful offensives at Bullecourt to the south east of Arras, in April and May of 1917 still remain one of the darkest memories of the war. The map on the front cover of the book is part of the trench map used during this battle. The Roll of Honour in the Huddersfield Drill Hall records many names of soldiers who died here. Among them is Private Lewis Townend of the 2/Sth Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. A member of Huddersfield Amateur Operatic Society as well as his church choir, he has no known grave but, like so many of his comrades who died at Bullecourt, is commemorated on the Memorial to the Missing in Arras. The campaigns of 1918 began slowly and a series of German offensives in the Spring caused crippling losses to all of the locally recruited Battalions. It was, however, the last gasp of the German onslaught and the incredibly successful response of the British and Dominion Divisions, supported by the arrival of American forces, eventually ground down the exhausted German forces leading to the Armistice in November. Depleted German medical services and freezing conditions had a devastating effect on those who were held in Prisoner of War camps. Many detainees, already weakened by wounds or sickness, died before they were able to return home to their loved ones. While the war raged on land, naval engagements claimed many lives. The most famous engagement, the Battle of Jutland, was fought over two days between 31st May and 1st June, 1916. The magnitude of fatalities in this conflict assumed horrific proportions. Ordinary Seaman Wilfred Haigh from Skelmanthorpe died on board the battle cruiser HMS Indefatigable. The ship was hit in the first few minutes and went down with only two of the crew of 2,019 surviving. Boy 1st Class Thomas Quarmby, from Crosland Hill, died on board HMS Queen Mary which sank with the loss of 1,266 men. In total five Huddersfield men died at Jutland, however a further four died on board the destroyer HMS Partridge on 12th December 1917, the full account of which is in the entry for Able Seaman Donald Haigh. It appears to have been a tragic coincidence that these four men from Huddersfield perished together in a small vessel so far from home. In the biographical entries there are a number of references to locations of memorials and graves. It was determined early in the conflict, that those killed in action would be buried in the theatre of war rather than repatriated. In many cases therefore there is a headstone and a grave location and if known it is listed. In some cases however the casualty has no known grave. There are many reasons for this not least that on occasion burials took place in the heat of battle and soldiers were buried where they fell. While every attempt was made to mark these, subsequent shelling and the constantly moving battle lines meant that they were often lost. These soldiers are commemorated on one of the many Memorials to the Missing such as those at Thiepval, The Menin Gate at Ypres and the Memorial at Arras. Even today in both France and Belgium the bodies of soldiers are still being uncovered. Where they can be identified they are buried in marked graves, where they cannot, they too are recorded on a Memorial to the Missing. They are always re-buried with full military honours, whether identified or not, and, wherever possible, members of the soldiers’ families are invited to attend the burials. The cemeteries that are scattered across the Western Front contain many headstones commemorating soldiers who are not able to be identified, often with the simple inscription ‘Known only unto God’. Those who were lost at sea are commemorated in many coastal towns around the country though there are large Memorials to the Missing in Portsmouth, Plymouth and Chatham. Locally there are many War Memorials in villages across Huddersfield and in churches, churchyards, schools, and clubs. After the war every attempt was made to record those who had lost their lives and lists were sent to local libraries. For a variety of reasons however, sometimes administrative and sometimes economic, they were not recorded. As a result there are soldiers listed here who are commemorated in several places. There are some, like Pioneer James Starkey of the Royal Engineers, who are only commemorated in this volume. Perhaps one of the most poignant memorials is in the Huddersfield Drill Hall. As one walks into the Hall and gazes to the right, there are two huge edifices commemorating soldiers of both the Sth and 7th Battalions of The Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. The impact is powerful and causes visitors to stand and contemplate the immense sacrifice made by these men. Their heritage is maintained as the Drill Hall is currently home to Corunna Company of the 4th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment.

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During the conflict there were a number of gallantry medals awarded to local men and during the war a decision was taken to also award campaign medals. These are illustrated in the centre pages of this book. The gallantry awards represent an acknowledgement of particularly gallant or brave conduct. The most well-known, the Victoria Cross, was not granted to any of the Huddersfield fallen, although one recipient, 40989 Pte E Sykes VC who died in 1949, is buried in Lockwood Cemetery. Nevertheless, there are over seventy other examples of gallantry awards. In cases where the serviceman was awarded the medal on more than one occasion, a bar was affixed to the medal ribbon. After the war the campaign medals were issued and these are the medals most frequently owned by family members today. There were three representing campaign service, which are illustrated with descriptions of the criteria for receiving them. In many of the entries in this book there are included excerpts from letters. These are often deeply moving and represent an attempt by a senior officer or colleague to bring some small comfort to the family having received the stark and somewhat formal notification of the death of a loved one. It is hard to comprehend the shock to a family as this notification arrived. As the war went on there were few who had not experienced such a loss or at least were close to someone who had. There are two examples in this book of multiple members of a family being killed. Sergeant Stephen Hargill Lee DCM and Bar 2/5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment who enlisted on the day war broke out in 1914 and was killed on the 7th November 1918, just four days before the Armistice. He was awarded the DCM for ‘conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty’. His brother Private Henry Lee of the Army Cyclists Corps died of wounds on the 20th October 1917, his older brother Private John Lee of the 1st Royal Montreal Regiment had emigrated to Canada and enlisted in 1914. He was killed by a German sniper while recovering a wounded German soldier on the 29th May 1915. The trauma for their parents Henry and Ada can barely be imagined. The letters themselves are a brave attempt to soften the blow. They also provide an insight into the day to day horrors of the engagements with the enemy and the effect on colleagues. This letter from Major W U Rothery to the parents of Private John William Wagstaff, 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, depicts a slightly formal but nonetheless compassionate response:

‘I am extremely sorry to inform you that your son was killed yesterday. He was in charge of the bombers and after a successful sniping shot he received a bullet through the head. I saw him immediately afterwards and death was instantaneous. He was buried in our cemetery last night by the Brigade Chaplain and his grave will be marked with a cross. His death is a blow to me as he was one of the very few old members of the Milnsbridge Company and I knew him intimately. He was a good soldier and will be a great loss to the Company. I am afraid I can say nothing which will comfort you but it will be some satisfaction to you to know that he gave his life whilst actually fighting for his country.’

Sadly, this is not the only letter in this book from Major Rothery to the family of one of his men. There are recurring themes in the letters reflecting the love for the soldier’s family and often a reassurance that in death the comrade had felt no pain. This moving letter from Lance Corporal Foulkes to the wife of Private George William Smith, 1/S5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment ably demonstrates the thought and effort that went into writing to loved ones:

‘He was killed almost instantly. I remained with him in the last moments and succoured him as a comrade should. You may take great consolation in the fact that his last thoughts and words were of his dear wife and little ones until God called to him. As his Section Commander I deeply regret the loss of your husband as he was a steady, reliable man whom everyone could get along with and I can assure you that the men both of the section and platoon will keenly feel the loss of such a good comrade. You may take consolation also in the fact that he died a soldier’s death, facing the foe and bore himself splendidly throughout the great crisis.’

Some of the letters also reflect the sorrow felt by those writing. This is particularly evident in a letter from a comrade of Corporal Samuel Earnshaw of ‘C’ Battery (Holme Valley) 168 Brigade Royal Field Artillery. It seems Corporal Earnshaw had taken it upon himself to try to repair a telephone wire and when he did not return his comrades went to search for him. The poignancy of the account is striking and warrants its recounting in full:

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‘T hardly know how to start this letter, but I feel that I must write and express to you the regrets and sympathy not only of myself but of the whole Battery in your sad bereavement. I know quite well how you will miss Sammy for I know how we miss him out here. In fact tt is very difficult to realise that we shall not see him again. I thought I should like to write to you tonight not only to express my sympathy but also to tell you as much as possible how Sammy met his death. Unfortunately no one can tell you how or where he was killed as he was alone at the time but as I was one of the search party who found him perhaps I can tell you as much as anyone can. The last time I saw Sammy was on the afternoon of the 11th November when he was leaving the Battery for Signal Headquarters. As usual he stopped and had a few cheery words with me and then went on his way. From what I can gather he left the Signal Headquarters some hours later and returned to the Battery which however he never reached. We found him about a mile away from the Battery. Evidently he had decided to overhaul one of the telephone wires on his way back to the Battery for we found him laid beside the wire which was some distance from his usual way back. You will be glad to know as we were that he must have died instantaneously as he was wounded through the head and heart. Poor lad — he died as he would have wished to have died, doing his duty and working to the last. He will be missed by all of us for I can safely say that there isn’t a man in the Battery whom he had not helped sometime or other even if only been by his cheery smile.’

The archives of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment provide an enduring insight into the final thoughts of one Huddersfield soldier and the effect of his death.! The following letters concern the death of Private Charles Langrick, 1/5th Battalion (Huddersfield Territorials). Charles was the second son of Mr L Langrick, Headmaster of the Armitage Bridge National School. The last letter written by Private Langrick to his father on August 20th, two days before he met his death, seems to contain a strange presentiment of what would happen to him a few hours later. The letter reads as follows,

‘Dear Dad, Very many happy returns of your birthday, as you say, and to my great surprise as I had always looked upon you as one young and energetic. It is now 23 years since you took up your duties at Armitage Bridge. May you be spared another 23 years to do your duty there and may the evening of your career be abundantly blessed with all the things of life that are best, will always be my prayer. I am not at all surprised at the Company’s action and think they have behaved splendidly towards their staff. Their expenses are sure to have been very heavy. We are safe again in the trenches and supports, but keep looking forward to a rest. Vernon (Mr Langrick’s eldest son) and myself are quite well and all the boys from home are likewise. Poor Samson Taylor’s loss was a great shock to us as it was so unexpected and sudden. Always my dear Dad, my thoughts are with you and often tn the still hours of the night I can imagine myself at home leading the old life. And then the magnitude of the cross which has been laid upon us all comes home to us with every thought and I hope we shall be able to bear it and not in vain. Well, Dad, I must close now as the shadows are falling and it 1s almost impossible to write but, as I finish, the song comes into my mind, ‘Dusk and the shadows are falling.’ Yours loving son, Charles.

The London, Liverpool and Globe Insurance Company, by whom he was employed, had paid him full wages since the commencement of the war and at the close of the first twelve months intimated that they would now pay half wages. The following is a copy of Private Langrick’s last letter written on August 21st to Mrs A M Wheatley, wife of Captain Wheatley,

‘Dear Madam, On behalf of, and as a Private of, No 15 Platoon, I beg to tender to you their heartiest thanks for the present of sweetcakes which arrived today. We have been out of the trench just now for a couple of days and are resting in a place about a mile from the firing line,

1 Originating from the Huddersfield Examiner 1st September 1915

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so we were able to eat the cake in comfort surrounded by four walls for the first time for a few months. We often have exciting times but, except for accidents which nobody can help, great care is exercised and we hope that the majority, if not all of us, will be spared to come home. Our life here consists of trench work and spells of rest and, whilst resting, we often amuse ourselves by impromptu concerts and every item, whether serious or comic, is treated to salvoes of applause. In fact, we may be said to be like a huge family with our Captain as our head. When we survey our surroundings we feel thankful that old England has been spared such scenes and are determined that it shall ever be thus. When feeling a little doleful presents such as we have received today cheer us up and so, you may guess, Madam, how much your gift is appreciated. We all hope that Captain Wheatley has had a pleasant leave and that it will not be long before he ts able to return finally. With renewed thanks, I am, dear Madam, respectfully yours, C Lindley Langrick.

Charles was wounded in the neck by a sniper and died on the 23rd August 1915. Second Lieutenant N Rippon, 15th Platoon, D Company, 1/5th Battalion DWR, wrote to his parents:

‘Dear Mr and Mrs Langrick, Please allow me to offer my deepest sympathy with you in the death of your son who was wounded in the neck on Sunday, August 22nd, and died in the Clarence Hospital at 7.15 pm on August 23rd. Immediately your son had been attended to I rang up his brother, Sergeant Vernon Langrick, and everything possible was done for him, but the wound proved fatal. He was a thoroughly good soldier and a splendid fellow to get on with. I am greatly indebted to him for the tremendous lot of work he did for me. He could speak French fluently and always wrote all the letters on behalf of the Platoon. I can assure you his loss ts felt by all the Officers, NCOs and men of D Company. I sincerely hope you will be able to take some little consolation from the fact that he died a brave man’s death fighting for his King and Country and also he will have a nice little grave in a hospital cemetery instead of just behind the trenches. Again, expressing our united sympathy with you in your great loss.’

Second Lieutenant Rippon himself did not survive the war. A member of the famous family of motor engineers and coachbuilders he was killed in action on 18th November, 1915. Finally, in a further letter of sympathy, Platoon Sergeant G H Senior writes,

‘He was the life and soul of his platoon and we miss his cheery smile and joke very keenly for he was a marvel of high spirits. Even when lying wounded he had to have his joke. You can understand the blank it leaves in our platoon, we don’t feel like the same platoon and you have our deepest sympathy in your heavy loss. Hoping this will in some way help you to bear tt.’

In the absence of any other comfort these letters may have brought some closure to the grieving families. In some cases however there were no letters and indeed no memorial until much later. This sorrowful state of affairs simply serves to underscore the value of Margaret’s work in compiling these entries. The reader will be able to pursue many of the names in this book and find further details in local churches, war memorials and in archives. For some it will be the beginning of a search that will shed light onto an otherwise dimly lit page of family history. There will be those who, as a result of the information here, follow in the footsteps of Margaret and her husband, Alan, as they walk quietly through rows of headstones, seeking a particular name or Regiment close to a French, Belgian or Turkish battlefield. There will, however, be those commemorated here for whom this book will be the only memorial of an enduring sacrifice that took them far away from their families and friends, who lived in the warm and friendly town of Huddersfield, to the horrors of a battleground in a distant foreign land. The dedicated pilgrimage undertaken by Margaret has brought the stories of these local servicemen and one woman, together to ensure that we will always remember those from this town who paid the ultimate price.

Reverend Paul Wilcock BEM

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ABBY, ALBERT. Private. No 53069. 1/4th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 1886. Son of John M. and Hannah Abby, 22 Ash Grove Road, Huddersfield (1901 Census). Married Miranda Harrison in 1908. Lived 27 Slades Road Golcar, father of 3 children. Employed at Messrs John Crowther and Sons, woollen spinners, Milnsbridge. Enlisted July 1918. Embarked for France after the signing of the Armistice and had only been there for three days when he was killed whilst clearing the battlefield, 10.12.1918, aged 32 years. Buried DOUAI BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 34. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

ACKROYD, ARTHUR. Private. No 254457. Labour Corps. Formerly No 12444 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Clayton West. Husband of Mary Ackroyd, High Street, Clayton West. Enlisted Huddersfield. Died at home, 21.2.1918, aged 41 years. Buried ALL SAINTS CHURCHYARD, HIGH HOYLAND. Grave location:- in South-West part. ROH:- Clayton West/High Hoyland War Memorial.

ACKROYD, DOUGLAS. Private. No 59183. 15/17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment (Leeds Pals). Son of Crowther and Harriet Ackroyd, 3 Middle Haigh House, Lindley, Huddersfield. Born Fixby, Huddersfield. Enlisted Huddersfield. Killed in action, 17.9.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the PPOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

ACKROYD, WALTER. Private. No 202407. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Killed in action, 25.11.1917, at the Battle of Cambrai. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe.

ADAMSON, JOE WILLIE. Private. No 40202. 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 32249 Durham Light Infantry. Born Underhill, Holmfirth. Son of Mr E. J Adamson, Church Terrace, Berry Brow. Employed by Messrs Brook and Woodhouse, woollen and worsted manufacturers, Queen’s Mill, Huddersfield. Enlisted February 1916. Had been in France for seven weeks when he was

killed by a sniper on 10.11.16, aged 20. Buried in

RAILWAY DUGOUTS (TRANSPORT FARM) BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row O, Grave 27. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

ADAMSON, WILLIAM BURGESS. Acting Sergeant. No 3/11505. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Scarborough. Son of Benjamin and Ann Adamson. Came to Huddersfield three years before the outbreak of war. Lived 5 Cross Grove Street, Huddersfield. Husband of Lilian Adamson. Employed by Mr G. S. Jarmaine of Dalton. Enlisted September 1914. Had served in the Boer War. Killed in action, 15.8.1917. Buried in BROWN’S COPSE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row A, Grave 55.

ADDERLEY, FRANK. Private. No 46524. 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 37342 Durham Light Infantry. Son of Mrs Stringer, 12 Malvern Road, off Newsome Road. Attended Stile Common School, Primrose Hill. Employed as a woollen piecer at Messrs Walter Sykes, woollen and worsted manufacturers, Zetland Mills, Huddersfield. Enlisted 14.5.1916. Killed in action at King Crater, near Roclincourt, two and quarter miles north north east of Arras, 9.4.17, aged 27 years. Buried ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 4.

ADDY, FRED. Private. No 98551. 2nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Brother-in-law of E. A. Priestley, The Royal Hotel, Newsome Road, Huddersfield. Died 17.11.1918, aged 38 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 50, Row D, Grave 4.

ADDY, NORMAN. Private. No 205535. 212th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Formerly No 205535 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Arthur and Eliza Addy of Bank Bottom, Shelley. Employed by Firth Brothers at Bank Bottom Mill. Died from bronchial pneumonia on 24.9.1918, aged 27 years. Buried in LONGUENESSE (St. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row E, Grave 26. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley.

ADDY, WILLIE ISHMAEL. Private. No 30/346. 12/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

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Born Holmfirth. Lived 20, Townend Road, Holmbridge. Worked at Albion Mills, Meltham. Enlisted in 1916. Killed in action, 28.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

ADSETTS, WILLIE. Private. No 48320. 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Son of Mr and Mrs A. Adsetts, 119, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield. Born 29th January, 1899. Educated at Moldgreen Board School. Employed by Mr W. T.. Johnson, cloth finisher, Moldgreen. Attended Moldgreen United Methodist Sunday School. Enlisted 10.3.1917. Killed in action, 28.3.18, aged 19. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

AINLEY, ARTHUR EDWARD. Private. No 2287. 44th Battalion Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Born Huddersfield. Lived Outlane. Attended Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane. Son of William and Jane Ainley, 327 Perth Street, Subiaco, Western Australia. Native of Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. Worked in Australia as a storekeeper. Sailed from Fremantle, Western Australia, on the ‘Port Macquarie’ on the 13th October, 1916. Killed in action, 10.6.1917, aged 24 years. Buried MESSINES RIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Special Memorial 6. ROH:- Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane, Huddersfield.

AINLEY, DAVID. Private. No 38361. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Richard and Alice Ainley, 79, Barcroft Road, Close Hill, Huddersfield. Born 22.2.1898. Attended Newsome Church of England School. Worked as a woollen warehouseman. Enlisted 25.10.16. Killed in action, 16.8.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome.

AINLEY, ELLERY P. Private. No 3/10588. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr Shaw Ainley, 16, Lowergate, Longwood. Employed as a piecer at Messrs C. and J. Hirst’s Mill, Longwood. Enlisted on August 4th, 1914. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras on 11.4.17, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL

TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

AINLEY, FRED. Private. No 18063. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 9.8.1894. Son of John and Ellen Ainley, 20 Rose Street, St Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield. Educated at St Andrew’s and Rashcliffe Church of England Schools. Employed as a cloth finisher for Messrs John Lee Walker and Sons, of Deighton. Was a member of the Ramsden Street Men’s Own Class. Enlisted January 1916. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 12.10.16, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private WILLIE AINLEY, killed in action, 9.4.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Northumberland Street Primitive Methodist Church and School.

AINLEY, FRED. Private. No 23974. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of William and Emma Ainley, 2 Bolster Moor, Golcar. Attended Clough Head Council School and Sunnybank Baptist Chapel. He was one of a family of ten children, five boys and five girls. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Ben Hall and Sons, Milnsbridge. Enlisted April 1916. Killed by a shell on 5.1.1917, aged 23 years, Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row Q, Grave 8. (Brother of Private JOSEPH AINLEY, who died of wounds, 24.5.1917, q.v.). ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

AINLEY, HEFFORD WILLIAM ERNEST. Lieutenant. 168th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 26.6.1883 at Kirkheaton. Son of John Shaw and Emma Louisa Ainley of Martin Bank, Somerset Road, Huddersfield. Attended Giggleswick School. Worked as a woollen manufacturer, first at the mill established by his grandfather, Mr Hefford Ainley, and then with Messrs John Taylor Limited, Colne Road. He married the daughter of Mr Joseph Hopkinson and lived at ‘Overstrand’, Sunnybank Road, Edgerton, and had one child. Enlisted 25.7.1916. (Died on the night of Sunday 4.2.17 from pneumonia supervening on burns. Lieutenant Ainley had gone behind the wagon lines for rest and was sleeping with a few fellow officers in a bivouac of timber, corrugated iron and canvas. During the night this building in some way caught fire. The other officer was overcome and

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rendered insensible whilst Lieutenant Ainley who dragged his friend to a place of safety was badly burned about the hands and feet and also about the head. He was removed as quickly as possible to a Casualty Clearing Station and every attention was paid to him. He appeared to be progressing very favourably with the burns but pneumonia set in and he passed away very quietly on Sunday as

stated — ‘Huddersfield Weekly Examiner’ 9.2.1917).

Buried PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY.

Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 4. ROH:- St.

Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Memorial in St. John’s Old Churchyard, Kirkheaton.

AINLEY, HERBERT McARTHUR. Private. No 3185. 1/S5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 4.3.1894. Son of Law and Margaret Ainley, 24 Regent Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield. Educated at Hillhouse Board School. Worked as a cloth manufacturer at Bay Hall Mills. Enlisted 4.9.1914. Killed in action, 17.11.1915, aged 21 years. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Gledholt Wesleyan Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

AINLEY, JOCK. Private. No 235329. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of the late Mr Sam Ainley and Mrs Joe Bower (formerly Ainley), 20 Bankfield Terrace, Outcote Bank, Huddersfield. Worked at Messrs Elliott, Hallas and Sons Limited, Kirkgate. Killed in action, 1.11.1918, aged 21 years. Buried in FAMARS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave Location:- Grave 25. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

AINLEY, JOHN HIRST. 2nd Lieutenant. The Rifle Brigade. Born 19.2.1899. Son of Mr and Mrs Hirst Ainley, Woodlands, Lindley Moor. Educated at Huddersfield College School and Oundle Public School, which he left in July, 1916. He was killed on 21.6.1918 at Hinges near Bethune, while waiting beside a wounded man until the stretcher-bearers arrived, aged 19. Buried at LE VERTANNOY BRITISH CEMETERY, BETHUNE. Grave location:- C, 22. ROH:- Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane; Huddersfield College School; Memorial plaque in Stainland Church.

AINLEY, JOSEPH. Gunner. No 140919. 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery. Born Golcar. Son of William and Emma Ainley, 2 Bolster Moor, Golcar. Educated at Clough Head Council School and attended Sunnybank Baptist Chapel. He was one of a family of ten children, five boys and five girls. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Whitwam and Company, Ramsden Mill, Golcar. Enlisted May, 1916, and embarked for France in September. Died of gunshot wounds to abdomen at the 19th Casualty Clearing Station, 4.5.1917, aged 27. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row N, Grave 48. (Brother of Private FRED AINLEY, killed in action, 5.1.1917, q.v.). ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

AINLEY, JOSEPH, MM. Corporal. No 15981. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of John Thomas and Clara Ainley, 13 Whiteley Street, Milnsbridge. Worked for Messrs Crowther Brothers, Stanley Mills, Milnsbridge. Served in Egypt, Gallipoli and France. Killed in action, 11.8.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.

AINLEY, WILFRED. Sergeant. No L/25719. 153rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 14.2.1882. Son of Mrs Sarah Ann Ainley, Whiteley Street, Milnsbridge. Attended Milnsbridge Baptist School. Married to Mary Jane Ainley, 3 Reeder’s Yard, Cross Grove Street, Huddersfield and had five children. Worked as a labourer for Mr J. Charlesworth, East Parade. Played football for the Milnsbridge and Fartown clubs. Enlisted 3.5.1915. Killed in action 25.4.1918. Buried in BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No 3. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row O, Grave 4. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.

AINLEY, WILLIAM. Private. No 241832. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Only son of Mr and Mrs Clarence Ainley, 36 Third Avenue, Myrtle Road, Golcar. Worked as a weaver for Messrs Titus Calverley and Sons, Milnsbridge. Attended St John’s Parish Church, Golcar and was a member of the Golcar Central Liberal Club. Enlisted 22.3.16 and embarked for France on January 10th, 1917. Killed by a shell at the Battle of Cambrai 27.11.1917. Has no

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known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St John’s Church, Golcar; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

AINLEY, WILLIE. Private. No 307740. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 18.7.1892. Son of John and Ellen Ainley, 20, Rose Street, Turnbridge. Attended St. Andrew’s Church of England School, Huddersfield. Worked as an under twisting overlooker for Messrs A. Dawson and Sons, Aspley Mills. Enlisted 9,2.1916 and was wounded on 3.7.1916. Returned to France on 3.12.1916. Killed in action, 9.4.17, aged 24 years. Buried in St. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row FE, Grave 8. (Brother of Private FRED AINLEY, who was killed in action 12.10.16 q.v.). ROH:- Northumberland Street Primitive Methodist Church and Sunday School; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ALLAN, JOHN. Private. No 305672. Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 31.7.1877 at West Richmond Street, Edinburgh. Worked as a sheet- metal worker. Married to Mrs Jemima Allan, 17 Mills Row, Castlegate, Huddersfield. 3 children. Enlisted 25.9.1914. Died 11.1.1921 at 17 Mills Row, Castlegate from valvular disease of the heart and tuberculosis.

ALLEN, ALURED THOMAS STEWART. Private. No 17265. 11th Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Born Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, 1.7.1895. Lived Pretoria Street, Slaithwaite. Reported missing, presumed killed, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1.7.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

ALLEN, FRANK. Private. No 241785. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born New Mill. Son of Mr and Mrs Ben Allen. Peter’s Farm, Binn, Marsden. Worked as a weaver at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Enlisted 1916. Embarked for France January, 1917. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 30. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ALLEN, HILDRED, MM. Sergeant. No 305544. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Allen, 1 Station Terrace, Longwood and formerly of 12 Sandwell Street, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Worked at the Globe Worsted Company. Attended St James’s Church Sunday School, Slaithwaite. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Cricket and Bowling Club. Enlisted 31.8.1914. Embarked for France 10.1.1917. Had been twice wounded. Awarded the Military Medal in August, 1917. Died from suffocation by charcoal fumes from a brazier whilst sleeping in his dugout, 18.5.1918, aged 21 years. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 16, Row D, Grave 10. ROH:- St Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; St James Church, Slaithwaite; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

ALLEN, JOHN W. Private. No 7223. 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Honley. Died 3.1.1920. Buried in HONLEY CHURCH BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- 63, 595. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

ALLEN, THOMAS HARRY. Sapper. No 342707. 157th Field Company Royal Engineers. Lived 99a Storths, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Died from the effects of war service, at home, on 28.11.1919. Buried in ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave Location:- A, ‘C’, 12.

ALLEN, WILLIE. Lance Corporal. No 17/931. 15/17th Battalion (Leeds Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 15.6.1896. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Allen, 34 Industrial Street, Primrose Hill. Worked as a teamer on the railways. Enlisted 5.1.1915. Killed in action, 19.7.1918, aged 22 years. Commemorated on the PPOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

ALLOTT, WILFRED CORNELIUS. Private. No 15196. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 25.1.1887 at Tinmill near Wortley. Son of Mrs Grace Allott, 29 Norman Road, Birkby. Worked as a labourer at the Huddersfield Gasworks. Enlisted 8.1.1915. Killed in action 20.9.1917, aged 30 years. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row D, Grave 1. ROH:- St. Cuthbert’s Church, Birkby; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

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ALVEY, PATRICK. Private. No 10067. 1st Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Died in India, 19.12.18. Buried in DAGSHAI CEMETERY, INDIA. Commemorated on the KIRKEE 1914-1918 MEMORIAL, INDIA.

AMBLER, ALBERT. Private. No 23777. 5th Battalion Cameron Highlanders. Born 30.6.1893 at Stanley near Wakefield. Attended Stanley School. Worked as a brick worker for Messrs B. Elliott and Sons, Lepton. Husband of Emily Ambler, 12, Trevelyan Street, Moldgreen. Enlisted 15.11.1915. Died of wounds, 26.5.1918, aged 24 years. Buried in CAESTRE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 29. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

AMBLER, NOAH. Private. No 268374. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 7.10.1889 at Netherton, Huddersfield. Son of Josh Ambler. Attended Stile Common Council School, Primrose Hill. Worked as a violinist at the Empire Picture House. Married, with one child. Lived at 11, Newsome Road. Killed in action, 12.10.18, aged 29 years. Buried in SELRIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 8. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Almondbury; Almondbury War Memorial.

AMBROSE, WILLIAM. Lance Corporal. No 6224. 2nd Battalion Oxford and Bucks. Light Infantry. Born Caversham, Berkshire. Lived Pond Cottages, Moldgreen. Married, with one child. Employed by the Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Department in the track repair section. Enlisted at the beginning of the war. Was reported missing for over one year before his wife received official notice that he had been killed in action at the Battle of Loos, 25.9.1915. (One of four brothers, three of whom were killed and the other was a Prisoner of War in Germany). Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

ANDERSON, JOE. Private. No 204476. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Educated at Wooldale Lane Bottom School and attended Wooldale Townend Primitive Methodist Sunday School. Was a member of Holmfirth Harriers. Married in June 1914. Left

a widow, (Edith) and a boy, aged two years. Worked as a millhand in the finishing department of Messrs James Lancaster and Sons, Mytholm Bridge. Embarked for France in May, 1917. Died of wounds in No.13 Casualty Clearing Station, Belgium, 20.9.1917, aged 22 years. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 23, Row B, Grave 14. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial.

ANDREW, JOSEPH. Private. No 38767. 7th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Married. Lived 17 Thomas Street, Huddersfield. Worked as a labourer for Messrs Elliot, Hallas and Sons Limited, Beast Market, Huddersfield. Killed in action 25.8.1917, aged 29 years. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row D, Grave 37.

ANNIS, ALBERT WILLIAM FREDERICK (BERT). Able Seaman. No SS/7020. Royal Navy — serving on board HMS Vehement. Born 21st July, 1897. Son of Mr and Mrs Albert Annis of Finchley, London. From the age of 13 years lived with Mrs John Sykes, 5 Victoria Terrace, Golcar. Before joining the Navy, in 1916, was employed as a piecer at Messrs John Lockwood and Sons Limited, Milnsbridge. Attended St. John’s Church and Sunday School, Golcar and was a member of the Golcar Conservative Club. Drowned at sea, the destroyer he was serving on being sunk by an enemy mine, on 2.8.1918, aged 21 years. Commemorated on the PYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

APPLEYARD, HAROLD HARRY. Private. No 41514. 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. (Formerly No 19881 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment). Born 30.12.1889 at Hebble Bridge, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Mary Hannah Appleyard, ‘The Miner’s Arms,’ Fartown. Worked in the warehouse of Messrs Whitwam and Schofield, Lion Arcade. Was treasurer of the Great Northern Street Chapel Young Men’s Bible Class. Enlisted 8.4.1916. Killed at the Battle of Arras, 28.4.1917, aged 28 years. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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APPLEYARD, HAROLD. Private. No 242661. 1/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of William and Sarah Appleyard of Marsh. Enlisted Leeds. Killed in action, 9.10.17, aged 24 Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY, PASSCHENDAELE. Grave Location:- Plot 28, Row B, Grave 16. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial.

ARAM, HERBERT EDGAR. Private. No 8079. 1st Battalion South Wales Borderers. Born Storths, Moldgreen. Attended Lockwood National School. Worked as a carter for the London and North Western Railway Company. Married to Elizabeth Aram three days before he enlisted. Lived 19, Violet Street, Turnbridge. Enlisted 5.8.1914. Captured by the Germans and died as a Prisoner of War on 2.11.14, aged 29 years. Buried in HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 15, Row A, Grave 5. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial; London and North Western Railway Roll.

ARCHARD, FREDERICK JOHN. Private. No 2798. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs J. G. Archard, Springdale Hall, Longroyd Bridge. Employed by Messrs Netherwood and Dalton, printers, Huddersfield. Served in the Territorials before the war. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Hit in the head by a German sniper’s bullet while repairing a damaged parapet, 22.8.1915, aged 23 years. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ARMFIELD, RALPH. Private. No 34258. Leicestershire Regiment; transferred to No 41593 Lincolnshire Regiment. Awarded the Victory and British War Medal. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

ARMISTEAD, RICHARD (DICK). Private. No 241717. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Rochdale. Attended Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Husband of Kathleen Armistead, 23 Spring Street, Huddersfield. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Parkwood Methodist Chapel; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge.

ARMITAGE, ALBERT. Private. No 18048. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Walter Armitage, Bank Bottom, Shelley. Worked for Messrs Firth Brothers, Bank Bottom Mill. Was a member of the Shelley Brass Band. Enlisted in January, 1915. Embarked for France in 1916 and was wounded in the same year. Died of wounds at No 19 Casualty Clearing Station, Etrun, near Arras, 28.3.1918, aged 24 years. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row F, Grave 47. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley.

ARMITAGE, ALBERT HENRY. Private. No 202482. 1/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Colne Bridge, Huddersfield. Son of William and Clara Armitage, 94 Gledhill Terrace, off Heckmondwike Road, Dewsbury. Died of wounds, 13.5.1918, aged 21 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 74.

ARMITAGE, ALLAN. Private. No 28503. 23rd (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Meltham. Son of John and Clara Armitage, Mill Moor, Meltham. Attended Meltham Wesleyan Church, was a Sunday School teacher there and a Band of Hope worker. Enlisted April, 1916, and embarked for France 10.8.1916. Killed in action, 27.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried in RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 4. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

ARMITAGE, ARTHUR EDWARD. Lance Corporal. No 29126. 7th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Born Schofield’s Yard, Moldgreen 29.8.1892. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas William Armitage, 30, Smithy Lane, Moldgreen. Attended Moldgreen Council School. Worked as a dyer for Messrs. J. Holroyd and Company, Seed Hill, Huddersfield. Was a member of St. Michael’s (Somerset Road) Young Men’s Bible Class. Enlisted 27.3.1916. Died from gunshot wounds to abdomen at No 19 Casualty Clearing Station, Etrun, near Arras 22.7.1917. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row N, Grave 48. ROH:- Moldgreen; Christ Church, Moldgreen; Almondbury War Memorial.

ARMITAGE, ARTHUR WILLIAM. Rifleman. No C/7762. 18th Battalion Kings Royal Rifle Corps. Born Lepton 25.4.1883. Attended

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Moldgreen Council School. Worked as a milkhand for Messrs Rhodes and Brierley, Kirkheaton. Married, with six children. Lived 44 Fleming House Lane, Dalton. Enlisted November, 1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Flers, 15.9.1916, aged 34 years. Buried in BULLS ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 3. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

ARMITAGE, EDWARD STONEY. 2nd Lieutenant. 76th Army Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Formerly Private, Honourable Artillery Company. Born 42 Blacker Road, Birkby, 29.3.1898. Son of James Willie and Maude Annie Armitage, 7 Water Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Mr Wild’s College School, Huddersfield, and Drax Grammar School, Selby. Worked as an apprentice in the manufacturing sector before enlisting on 24.7.1916. Was given a commission in June, 1917. Killed in action, 29.8.1918. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row E, Grave 8. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield College School; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

ARMITAGE, ERNEST. Private. No 3180. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Grafton Place, Huddersfield, 30.4.1891. Son of Mr Albert Armitage. Lived with his Aunt, Mrs Peace, 16 West Parade, Huddersfield. Attended Trinity Church School, Huddersfield. Worked as a stockbroker’s clerk for Messrs Robert Ramsden and Company, Byram Arcade. Played tennis with Paddock Tennis Club. Enlisted October 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Died of appendicitis at No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 25.11.15. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row C, Grave 60. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ARMITAGE, FRANK. Private. No 2390. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, attached 147th Coy. Machine Gun Corps. Born Holmfirth. Son of Sarah Ann Armitage and the late John Armitage of Holmbridge. Attended Holmbridge Church Sunday School. Was employed by Messrs W. Greenwood and Sons, Perseverance Mills. Enlisted in the local Territorials six months before the outbreak of the war. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed at the Battle of the Somme 3.9.1916, aged

20 years. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ARMITAGE, FRED. Private. No 2459. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Armitage, Cinderhills, Holmfirth. Worked as a piecer at Messrs Woodhead’s Mill, Thongsbridge. Enlisted August, 1914. Contracted pneumonia whilst in training and spent periods in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Holmfirth Military Cottage Hospital. Transferred to 2/Sth Battalion in training at Thoresby Park, Nottinghamshire. Admitted to the Doncaster Royal Infirmary suffering from meningitis. Died 17.6.15, aged 17 years. Buried with full military honours at St. JOHN’S CHURCHYARD, UPPERTHONG. Grave location:- Row H, Grave 8. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ARMITAGE, GEORGE. Private. No 43060. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. (Formerly No 28885 Northumberland Fusiliers). Born Scammonden. Lived ‘Swan Inn’, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Was employed at Messrs W and E. Crowther Limited. Attended Deanhead Church in his younger days. Was a member of Upper Slaithwaite Working Men’s Club. Embarked for France December, 1916. Killed in action 9.4.1917, aged 34 years. Buried in COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 42. ROH:- St. James’ Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Pole Moor Churchyard Memorial.

ARMITAGE, HARRY. Private. No 203561. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Crosland Moor 22.2.1892. Son of John and Elizabeth Armitage, 87 College Street, Crosland Moor. Attended Crosland Moor Council School. Worked as a gardener at the Crosland Moor Institution. Was a playing member of the Crosland Moor Public Handbell Ringers. Attended St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor. Enlisted February, 1916. Died of multiple wounds and loss of blood through having a leg amputated at 34th Casualty Clearing Station, 2.11.18. Buried in GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 17, Row D, Grave 16. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor;

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United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ARMITAGE, HARRY. Private. No 23/368. 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Holmfirth. Lived 43 Southern Road, Milnsbridge. Was employed as a labourer at Longwood Gasworks. Was a member of the Milnsbridge Brotherhood and full member of the Cartworth Moor Wesleyan Sunday School. Killed in action, 21.1.1917, aged 20 years. Buried in CAMBRIN CHURCHYARD EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row T, Grave 23. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.

ARMITAGE, HARRY (HENRY) VINCENT. Private. No 241006. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Willie Armitage, Old Post Office Yard, Shelley. Worked at Messrs. Stringer and Jagger’s Colliery, Emley Moor. Enlisted. February 1915. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 21 years. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ARMITAGE, HERBERT. Driver. No 149553. 30th Divisional Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery. Born Lockwood. Son of Fred and Emma Armitage, 5 Bank Terrace, Armitage Bridge. Worked at Newsome Mills. Enlisted 1916. Died of wounds at No 38 Casualty Clearing Station, Haringhe, Belgium, 25.4.1918. Buried in HARINGHE (BANDAGHEM) MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 44. Brother of Private WILFRED ARMITAGE, died of wounds 9.12.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

ARMITAGE, JAMES. Gunner. No 174031. ‘C’ Battery, 93rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 26.10.1880 at Fields Chapel Row, Lepton. Son of Robert and Eliza Armstrong. Attended Moldgreen Council School. Husband of Venitta Armstrong, 25 Grove Street, Huddersfield. Worked as a weaver for Messrs Dyson Hall and Company, Greenside, Dalton. Was Secretary for the Tandem Homing Society. Enlisted 21.9.1916. Killed in action near Poperinghe, Belgium, 1.9.1917, aged 36 years. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

ARMITAGE, JOHN FITTON. Private. No 202151. 1/4th Battalion Northumberland

Fusiliers. Born Kirkburton. Son of the late Darius and Sarah Ann Armitage. Killed in action, 22.3.1918, aged 37 years. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Kirkburton Churchyard.

ARMITAGE, THOMAS EDWARD. Private. No 301964. 2nd Battalion Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born Linthwaite. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Armitage, Pleasant View, Manchester Road, Linthwaite. Worked in the Jovil branch of the Linthwaite Co-operative Society Limited. Attended the Slaithwaite Wesleyan Chapel and Sunday School. Enlisted October 1916. Embarked for France May 1917. Wounded 4.9.1917. Admitted into hospital in Exeter, October 1917, suffering from a gunshot wound on the right side of the chest and the right arm. Pleurisy subsequently set in and in December he underwent an operation on the arm. He improved and was able to go out but collapsed and died, 27.2.1918. As the cause of death was obscure a post-mortem examination was held and this revealed a clot of blood in the pulmonary artery. The cause of death was Pulmonary Embolism due, not to the wounds, but to the length of illness. Buried in LINTHWAITE WESLEYAN METHODIST BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- near East boundary. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

ARMITAGE, VINCENT. Private. No 42240. 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. (Formerly No 46761 South Staffordshire Regiment). Son of Ben and Louisa Armitage, Bank Bottom. Shelley. Worked at Messrs Wallaces Limited, St. John’s Road, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 28.5.1918, aged 19 years. Commemorated on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

ARMITAGE, WALTER EDWARD. Sergeant. No G/14597. 7th Battalion East Kent Regiment. Born West End, Skelmanthorpe. Son of the late Mr C. S. Armitage and Mrs Roebuck, 19 Frederick Street, Crosland Moor. Attended the National School, Skelmanthorpe and Higher Grade College, Huddersfield. Was in business as a butcher at Crosland Moor. Enlisted 21.9.1916. Killed in action, 26.8.1918, aged 19 years. Buried in DANTZIG ALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row H, Grave 10. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

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ARMITAGE, WILFRED. Private. No 4953. 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Born Holmfirth. Son of Fred and Emma Armitage, 5 Bank Terrace, Armitage Bridge. Attended Armitage Bridge Church. A keen violinist. Employed at Armitage Bridge Mills. Wounded 8.12.1916 and died the following day, 9.12.1916, in No 49 (West Riding) Casualty Clearing Station, aged 19 years. Buried in CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row E, Grave 1. (Brother of Private HERBERT ARMITAGE died of wounds 25.4.1918 q.v.). ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial; Armitage Bridge Mills Roll.

ARMITAGE, WILLIAM. Lance Corporal. No 270123. 16th Battalion The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born Kirkburton. Son of Henry and Annie Armitage, Mount Pleasant, Kirkburton. Apprenticed to Messrs Broadhead and Graves, Manufacturers, Kirkheaton. Enlisted April 1916. Embarked for France, January, 1917. Wounded, 9.4.1917, and died of gunshot wounds in No 3 General Hospital, Le Treport, 23.4.1917, aged 23 years. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row F, Grave 10B. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

ARMITAGE, WILLIE. Private. No 25449. 5th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Born 12.9.1894 at Battyeford, Mirfield. Son of Albert and Jessie Armitage. Educated at St. Saviour’s School, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, and Christ Church School, Moldgreen. Lived 68 Storths, Moldgreen. Worked as a cotton piecer. Enlisted November 1915 Captured by the Germans and died as a Prisoner of War, 21.10.18, aged 24 years. Buried in GLAGEON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 9. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

ARMITAGE, WILLIE. Rifleman. No C/7912. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Upperthong. Son of Mr George Armitage. Lived Victoria, Holmfirth. Educated at St. John’s School. Married, with one son. Worked as a tailor, firstly for Mr Herbert Battye and then for Mr Alex Peace of Holmfirth. Member of the St. John’s Institute billiard team. Enlisted November 1915. Embarked for France May 1916. Killed in action, 10.10.1916, aged 31 years. Buried in WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY.

Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 27. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

ARMITAGE, WILLIE. Acting Bombardier. No 120363. 58th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 10.1.1894. Son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Armitage, Grange Terrace, Marsden. Employed at the Globe Worsted Company, Slaithwaite. Deputy organist at the Marsden Wesleyan Chapel and accompanist in the Sunday School. Was a member of the Marsden Adult School Institute. Enlisted 1.11.1915. Embarked for France 4.11.16. Suffered severe shell wounds to the abdomen on 10.1.17 (his birthday) and was taken to No 4 Casualty Clearing Station. Two letters were sent to his parents at Marsden from the Sister in charge advising them of his critical condition and he died on 12.1.1917, aged 23. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row FE, Grave 42. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

ARMSTRONG, WILFRED. Sapper. No R/289166. Royal Engineers. Born Huddersfield. Lived 9 Somerset Place, Moldgreen, Huddersfield.

Married. Died at home from appendicitis and malaria on 29.4.1920.

ARNOLD, JOHN DENIS. Private. No 32838. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 14.1.1899 at Middleton Villa, Swinton near Rotherham. Son of Mrs Harrilena Arnold, 11 Marsden Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Swinton National School. Was employed in the wool blending department at Messrs George Mallinson and Sons Limited of Linthwaite. Secretary of the Men’s Class in connection with Buxton Road Wesleyan Church. Enlisted 17.9.1917. Died of wounds to spine, 15.4.18, at No 64 Casualty Clearing Station. Buried in MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row E, Grave 37. ROH:- St.Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

ARNOLD, P. Staff Sergeant. No 143880. Royal Engineers. Died 26.9.1919. Buried in EDGERTON CEMETERY. Grave location:- 11B, 116.

ASHURST, SHORROCK. Private. No 205120. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Barrow-in-Furness. Lived with his wife and child at Bellmount House, Luck Lane, Marsh. Was in business as a draper at New Street and

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formerly in King Street. Killed by a shell, 9.10.17, aged 36. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ASHTON, JOHN BROWNHILL. Driver. Royal Field Artillery. Lived Thongsbridge. Before enlistment worked as a farmhand, firstly for Mr Herbert Wood of Kilnhouse Bank and then for Mr Joseph Wood of Hagg Farm. He was then employed by Mr Herbert Mellor of Mytholm Bridge. Enlisted in December 1914. He served in France and Belgium for over three years until May 9th, 1918, when he was discharged. After discharge he worked for the Glasgow Corporation for three weeks when an attack of pneumonia proved fatal and he died in the Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, aged 28 years (at the end of May 1918). ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

ASHWORTH, EDWIN. Guardsman. No 28758. 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Born, 7.2.1890, at 14 Hawk Street, Huddersfield. Son of James Armitage. Attended Huddersfield Parish Church School and Paddock Council Schools. Worked as a Confidential Clerk. Enlisted 1.1.1917. Reported killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 27.11.1917. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood and also commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery.

ASPIN, WILLIAM P. Private. No 21108. 7th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Clayford, Kent. Lived Kirkheaton. Died of wounds, 16.9.1915. Buried SAILLY-sur-la-LYS CANADIAN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 133. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

ASPINALL, FREDERICK (FREDDIE). Private. No 71465. 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. (Formerly No 31669 North Staffordshire Regiment). Born Wooldale. Son of William and Ellen Aspinall, 74 Sunny Brow, Wooldale. Attended Lane Congregational Sunday School. Worked for Mr Fred Lawton, Bridge Mills. Enlisted November 1916. Reported missing, 4.8.17, aged 19. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother Private HARRY ASPINALL, killed in action, 9.9.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

ASPINALL, HARRY. Rifleman. No R/19769. 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Wooldale. Son of William and Ellen Aspinall, 74 Sunny Brow, Wooldale. Attended Lane Congregational Sunday School. Worked for Mr Fred Lawton, Bridge Mills. Enlisted 28.2.1916. Reported missing on 9.9.1916 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. He was 23 years of age. His parents received the following information from a comrade of their son who wrote,‘On September 9th Rifleman Aspinall was in a bombing raid with me in front of Le Sars. We were occupying one portion of a trench and the Germans held the other end. About 25 of us went over the barricade and took about seventy yards from the Germans and after we had finished Rifleman Aspinall was missing. He was not in the part of the trench we captured so he must have gone further up and I fear he was killed.’ Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 8. (Brother of Private FREDDIE ASPINALL, killed in action, 4.8.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

ASTIN, FRANK. Private. No 63547. 2nd Battalion Kings Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Daisy Lea, Outlane. Son of James William and Matilda Astin, 11 Slack, Outlane. Attended Outlane Council School. Worked as a cloth finisher for Messrs Edward Sykes, Gosport Mills, Outlane. Enlisted 21.11.1918. Killed in action, 30.9.1918, aged 18 years. Commemorated on the VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

ASTON, HENRY NORMAN. Captain. 3rd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born 31.5.1891 at 69 Blacker Road, Huddersfield. Son of the late Alderman Aston JP and Mrs Mary E. Aston of Stonegarth, 174 Halifax Old Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. Carried on the business of his late father as an oil merchant in Market Street in partnership with his brother-in-law, Mr Wild. Enlisted 20.3.1915; Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant. Wounded in the thigh at the Battle of Loos, 29.9.1915. Suffered severe shell shock at the Battle of Messines, 7.6.1917. After convalescence served in London, being attached to the RAE Died from influenza and pneumonia at the 2nd London Hospital, Chelsea, 6.11.1918, aged

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27 years. Buried with full military honours at EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 19, ‘C’, 28. ROH:- Almondbury Grammar School; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

ATKINSON, ALBERT. Private. No 3679. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmbridge. Son of Herbert and Emily Atkinson, ‘Roseleigh,’ Hinchliffe Mill. Worked for Messrs H and S. Butterworth, Lower Mill. Embarked for France April, 1915. Killed in action, 14.11.1915, aged 19 years. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row £, Grave 4. His parents received a letter from Sergeant VERNON MILLS LANGRICK who wrote, ‘It is my unpleasant and painful duty to have to inform you of the death of your son. He was killed by a Maxim gun whilst on a working party. The heartfelt sympathy of myself and the platoon are with you in your sudden loss. He was a quiet, inoffensive lad and had made himself quite popular amongst his comrades. It is a pity his life was cut short so young but on the other hand he died a hero’s death for the sake of bis King and Country and you can always face the world and say that your son had not shirked his duty in his country’s hour of need. We are burying him tonight in a little graveyard behind the firing line. Hoping that in time the bitter pang of sorrow will gradually wear away.’ ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ATKINSON, CLAUDE. No 24702. Lance Sergeant. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of John and Louisa Atkinson, 61 Halifax Old Road, Huddersfield. Employed by Mr Thomas Canby, finisher. Killed in action, 25.8.1918, aged 23 years. Commemorated on VIS- en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

ATKINSON, EDWARD ERNEST. Private. No 242308. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Leeds. Lived Lepton. Son of Edward and Emily Etta Atkinson. Died of wounds (gas) on 28.4.1918. He was 23 years of age. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 11. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church.

ATKINSON, FRED. Private. No 301805. 1/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born 4 Fieldhouse Road, off Cassel Street, Huddersfield, 8.1.1892. Son of Mrs M. Atkinson, 46 Thistle Street, Leeds Road. Attended St. Andrew’s School. Worked as a tuner for Messrs T. and H. Blamires. Enlisted 1.6.1916. Embarked for France 4.10.1916. Mother received a letter from a Corporal of his platoon informing her that her son was wounded in a charge and died in his arms whilst he was being taken back to the trench on 5.11.1916. Age 24 years. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road.

ATKINSON, FREEMAN CLEMENT. Lance Corporal. No 11033. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Sheffield. Son of George Atkinson, 22 Midland Street, Sheffield. Married to Lily Atkinson, 52 Moorend Road, Lockwood. Two children. Worked as an engine cleaner for the London and North Western Railway Company. Enlisted November 1913. Killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1.7.1916 at Fricourt. Age 23 years. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

ATKINSON, GEORGE. Private. No G/66870. 32nd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly No 31551 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Lived 27 Chapel Street, Slaithwaite. Employed by Messrs George Cock Limited, Longfield Dyeworks, Linthwaite. Embarked for France in May, 1917. Killed instantly by a shell, 31.7.1917, aged 33 years. Buried in VOORMEZEELE ENCLOSURE 1 and 2, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 31. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

ATKINSON, GEORGE WILLIAM. Able Seaman. No Tyneside Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. HMS Egmont, RN Depot (Port Said). Eldest son of Mrs John Atkinson, 94 West End Road, Golcar. Worked as a weaver at Messrs Ben Hall and Sons, Milnsbridge. Connected with Golcar Baptist Chapel and a member of the Young Men’s Bible Class. Enlisted in the Navy in March, 1916. Accidentally drowned at sea, 8.8.1918, aged 26 years. Buried

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in PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, EGYPT. Grave location:- Plot L, Grave 7. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Golcar Baptist Chapel.

ATKINSON, HERBERT. Private. No 21876. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Atkinson of Hinchliffe Mill. Worked as a millhand in the finishing room of Messrs Whiteley and Green, Hinchliffe Mull. Attended Hinchliffe Mill Wesleyan School. Keen on athletics and cycling. Enlisted August 1915. Died of wounds at No 56 Casualty Clearing Station 2.11.1916, aged 21 years. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 40. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

ATKINSON, JOHN WHITEHEAD. Sergeant. No 20264. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Born Upperthong. Son of Thomas and Lily Atkinson, Greenhill Bank, New Mill. Educated at New Mill National School. Attended the Sunday School and was a chorister in the New Mill Parish Church choir. Worked as a butcher, firstly for Mr Fred Brook of Holmfirth and then for Mr James Taylor of Crosland Moor. Enlisted 1.2.1915. Embarked for France October, 1915. Was killed by shellfire, 26.5.1918, at 5.50pm, aged 23 years. Buried in St. PATRICK’S CEMETERY, LOOS. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 13. (Brother to Gunner RANDAL ATKINSON, killed in action 25.4.1917 q.v.). ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial; also commemorated on memorial in St David’s Churchyard, Holmbridge.

ATKINSON, MARSDEN, MSM. Staff Sergeant. No M2/021751. Army Service Corps. Born Shaw Mills near Pateley Bridge, Yorkshire, on 12.12.1880. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Lived at 142 Brierley Wood, Marsden Road, Huddersfield, before moving to Cheetham Hill, Manchester. Worked as a motor engineer. Married. Enlisted November 1914. Killed by a shell near the Cloth Hall, Ypres, 12.4.1918. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 24.

ATKINSON, RANDAL. Gunner. No 117807. 256th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Holmfirth. Son of Thomas and Lily Atkinson, Greenhill Bank, New Mill. Worked as a butcher for Councillor Luther Firth of

Holmfirth. Married Miss Helena Child, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs W. Child of Wooldale. Enlisted August 1916. Embarked for France in February, 1917. Killed by a shell which killed six other men, 25.4.1917, aged 19 years. Buried in FEUCHY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 21. (Brother of Private JOHN WHITEHEAD ATKINSON, killed in action, 26.5.1918 q.v.). ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial; also commemorated on memorial in St. David’s

Church, Holmbridge.

ATKINSON, WILLIAM GLADSTONE. Marine Engineer. Born Huddersfield. Brother of Mr H. S. Atkinson, 9 Marsh Grove Road, Huddersfield. Married. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Serving on board HMS Alfred H Read (Pilot Patrol boat No 1). Pilot boat engaged in Mersey defence when accidentally shot on board,15.10.1917.

ATKIN, MARK. Private. No 6666. 1/14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish). Son of Amos and Jane Elizabeth Atkin of West Cliffe Lodge, Denby Dale. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916, aged 18 years. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

AVERY, EDGAR. Private. No 29615. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Berry Brow, Huddersfield, 3.11.1897. Son of Edwin and Mary Avery, 64 Parkgate, Berry Brow. Attended Berry Brow Council School. Worked as a farmer’s assistant at Lower Park Farm, Berry Brow. Enlisted 3.10.1916. Reported wounded and missing near Monchy, east of Arras, 31.8.1918, aged 20 years. Commemorated on the VIS-en- ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

BACKHOUSE, CHARLES. Private. No 2547. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Thurstonland. Son of James and Sarah Backhouse of Brockholes. (later of Leeds). Attended Brockholes Wesleyan Church and was secretary of the Wesley Guild. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Was badly wounded by shrapnel on the morning of 1.7.1915. Was on his way to his dugout to prepare a meal when a shell burst near him and he was struck on the head. Was taken to a dressing station where he died a

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week later, on 11.7.15. Age 26 years. Buried in FERME-OLIVER CEMETERY, ELVERDINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 8. ROH:- Thurstonland War Memorial; Brockholes War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall. A letter was received by Private Backhouse’s sister from Captain Eastwood (Captain, 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellingtons’ Regiment, ‘It is with very great regret that I have to break the news to you that your brother Charles has died from his wounds received the other day. I wish to offer you my deepest sympathy in your great loss. I may say I feel it as keenly as anyone possibly can seeing that he has been my orderly for nine months and in close contact with me all the time. I am the one who knew his worth more than anyone else. He was the most faithful, clean, good natured boy in the whole battalion. He never ceased to look after me and I trusted him with all my private affairs and money so you can tell how I appreciated him. All the Company feel his loss very much indeed and they all have a good word for him. He was wounded just outside my dugout whilst doing his duty. He was a brave lad and shells did not frighten him and it was a most unfortunate thing that he was wounded by a shell. Iam so far away from the hospital that I shall not be able to attend his funeral. I should have liked to have done so for my own feelings and also yours. Let this be an example to the Holmfirth young men and those who have not joined yet. I trust that the death of a noble young man like your brother are the means of the slacker coming forward to avenge his death. He was a lad to be proud of and I cannot praise him too highly. May you seek comfort in the fact that came forward to do his duty in this great war and that duty he did nobly and well and may God comfort you in your trouble ts all that I his Officer whom he served so well can say.’

BAGGS, SAMUEL. Rifleman. No C/7365S. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Yeadon near Leeds, 14.4.1892. Son of Mr and Mrs George Henry Baggs, 344 Wakefield Road, Huddersfield. Attended Guiseley Council School. Worked as a woollen spinner for Messrs Rhodes and Brierley of Kirkburton. Enlisted 30.10.1915. Embarked for France in May, 1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Flers, 15.9.1916, aged 24 years. Buried in BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 2. ROH:- St John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

BAGLEY, JAMES. Private. No 107377. 2/5th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Born Morley, Leeds. Son of John Bagley (stationmaster at Marsden Station) and Jane Bagley, East Lea, Marsden. Reported missing, presumed killed in action, 14.4.1918, aged 19 years. Commemorated on the PPOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

BAILEY, ALBERT. Private. No 25552. 13th Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Haveland, 6 Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 13.4.1918, aged 27 years. Buried in RATION FARM CEMETERY, LA CHAPELLE d’ARMENTIERES. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row B, Grave 4.

BAILEY, ALBERT. Private. No 267406. 1/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Underbank, Holmfirth. Son of John and Emma Bailey of Underbank. Attended Holmfirth Parish Church where he was a sidesman and a singer. Was a member of the Holmfirth Harriers. Enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery during the summer of 1916. Embarked for France on Boxing Day, 1916. Transferred to the Northumberland Fusiliers. Came home on leave at the beginning of 1918 but became ill and died in Royds Hall Hospital on 6.2.1919, at the age of 23 years, after being in hospital practically the whole of the time. Buried in HOLY TRINITY BURIAL GROUND, HOLMEFIRTH. Grave location:- N, 5. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial.

BAILEY, ARTHUR WILLIAM. Private. No 67294. 6th Battalion Machine Gun Corps, (Formerly No 29406 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment). Born Thornhill Lees near Dewsbury, 7.6.1882. Son of William and Harriet Bailey, 300 Lee Hall Road, Thornhill Lees, near Dewsbury. Educated at Walker’s Endowed School, Thornhill. Worked as a gardener. Married to Florence Bailey, 19 Croft House Lane, Marsh. Enlisted September 1916. Taken prisoner by the Germans on the 21.3.1918 and died of diphtheria, 19.6.1918, aged 36. Buried in VIS-en-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row C, Grave 14. ROH:- Gledholt Wesleyan Church.

BAILEY, F. Private. No 21915. 6th Battalion Kings Own Scottish Borderers. Born Crimble, Slaithwaite. 4.12.1893. Son of Mrs G.H. Bailey,

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81 Longwood Gate, Longwood. Educated at Slaithwaite National School. Employed as a spinner by Messrs Taylor, Livesey and Company Limited, Paddock. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church and Sunday School. Enlisted 21.10.1915. Left for France on 2.2.1916. Killed in action, 17.4.1916, aged 23 years. Buried in TANCREZ FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 6. ROH:- Parkwood Methodist Church and St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood. His mother received the following letter from Sergeant A. B. Fleming of the same Regiment who said that Private Bailey was in a working party under the charge of Sergeant Fleming when he was shot by a sniper. ‘ He fell into my arms and I did all I possibly could for him but it was of no avail. He only lived two minutes. He did not suffer much and died in my arms. I know it is hard indeed for you to bear such a great loss but keep up your heart and rest contented for he died a hero’s death doing his duty. He was liked by all who knew him and you have the sympathy of all the N.C.O’s and men.’

BAILEY, FRANCE. No 28506. Private. 2nd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Mr and Mrs Jim Bailey, 8 New House, Moorside, Slaithwaite. Connected with the Shred Church and Sunday School. Enlisted April 1916. Went out to Salonica, Greece, in June 1916. Killed in action, 31.10.1916, aged 20 years. Buried in STRUMA MILITARY CEMETERY, GREECE. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row G, Grave 4. ROH:- Slaithwaite War Memorial; Pole Moor Baptist Church; St. James Church, Slaithwaite.

BAILEY, HERBERT. Private. No 352242. Training Reserve, transferred to 160th Company Labour Corps. Born Fewston near Harrogate. Educated at Thorpe Board School, Idle, Bradford. Worked as a spinner. Husband of Florence Edith Bailey, 184 Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Enlisted 22.6.1916. Killed in action near Cambrai, 22.12.17. Buried RIBECOURT ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 2. (Brother of Private LEONARD BAILEY, killed in action, 27.1.1918 q.v.). ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

BAILEY, JAMES. Gunner. No 173943. ‘& Battery, 45th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr and Mrs Albert Bailey, St. George’s

Road, Scholes, Holmfirth. Married 1915. Lived at Totties. Worked as a weaver for Messrs Kaye and Stewart of Lockwood. Educated at Hepworth Church School and was a scholar and teacher at Scholes Primitive Methodist Sunday School. Enlisted 1916. Killed by a shell at Ypres, Belgium, 15.8.1917, aged 29 years. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, YPRES. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 22. ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes; Hepworth Church. A letter was received by the widow from a comrade of Gunner Bailey telling her of his death:- ‘It 1s with the deepest sympathy I have to write to tell you that your husband was killed on the 15th August. He did not suffer I can tell you. I found him one of the very best of pals and he was already to cheer us up. I cannot tell you how sorry I am for I have lost a good friend. I hope you do not take it to heart as he always did his best.’

BAILEY, JAMES. Private. No 30690. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Born 3.7.1897 at 37 York Street, Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Martha Bailey, 3 Dent’s Yard, Quay Street. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church School. Married. Living at 2 Tindall’s Yard, Hawk Street, Huddersfield. Employed as a cloth finisher of khaki cloth at the works of Mr Murgatroyd, Leeds Road. Enlisted June, 1916. Embarked for France October, 1916. Killed in action, 2.4.1917. Buried in HENIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 22. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

BAILEY, LEONARD. Private. No 307683. 1/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Fewston near Harrogate. Educated at Thorpe Board School, Idle, Bradford. Lived ‘Ivy House Inn’, Crosland Moor. Worked as a moulder. Was wounded at Ypres, 5.12.1917. Died of wounds at No 24 General Hospital, Etaples, 27.1.1918. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 31, Row EK, Grave 12A. (Brother of Private HERBERT BAILEY killed in action, 22.12.1917 q.v.). ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

BAILEY, LAWRENCE. Private. No 32137. 9th Battalion Border Regiment. Lived St. Helens Gate, Almondbury. Enlisted 1916. Saw active service in Salonica, Greece. Invalided home September, 1918, after several attacks of malaria.

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Died at home, 20.2.1919, aged 25 years. Buried with full military honours in ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave location:- U, ‘C’, 79. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

BAILEY, THOMAS DISMORE. Private. No 3189. ‘B’ Coy, 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Field Street, Marsh, 29.12.1895. Son of Samuel and Selina Bailey of 5, Holme Place, Grasscroft Road, Marsh. (Samuel Bailey was employed as coachman by Mr J H Sykes, ‘Bryancliffe,’ Edgerton, Huddersfield). Educated at Holy Trinity Church School, Huddersfield. He was a member of the choir at Holy Trinity Church. Worked as a tailor’s cutter for Messrs Bairstow, Sons and Company. Enlisted 6th October, 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Was a stretcher-bearer in the Ambulance Section. Was shot by a sniper whilst going out to rescue a wounded comrade, 14.6.1915, aged 19 years. Buried RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 13. ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall. His parents received the following letter from their son’s Commanding Officer, Captain J. E Eastwood, who wrote, ‘We had just one man badly wounded, and your son, as a stretcher- bearer, was attending to him, when I heard that we had another man wounded higher up in the trenches, so your son set off to attend to him, and while doing so was shot dead on the spot.’ Lieutenant A L McCally of the R.A.M.C wrote:- ‘As you know, I have not been very long in charge of the Ambulance Section, but I have heard nothing but praise of your son from Sergeant Flood and his late comrades. He was always willing to do his share of whatever was in hand, and the fact of his at once going out to a dangerous place to help a wounded man shows that he had the very highest conception of what his duty was.’

BAILEY, WALTER. Private. No 241879. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Mary Bailey, 16 Brook Terrace, Slaithwaite and the late John William Bailey. Employed as a weaver at Crimble Mills, Slaithwaite. Was a well known cricket and football player. Enlisted 24.5.1916. Embarked for France January, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 37 years. His body was found

lying out on the battlefield sixteen weeks later, on the 24.8.1917. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BAILEY, WALTER PERCIVAL. Lance Corporal. No 38205. Yorkshire Regiment. Born New Mill, Holmfirth. Lived 16 Rock Terrace, Brockholes. Married, with one child. Employed by Messrs Taylor and Lodge, Rashcliffe Mills, Huddersfield. Formerly connected with New Mill Parish Church and a playing member of the Brockholes Bowling Club. Enlisted September 1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 24.4.1917. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Honley War Memorial; Brockholes War Memorial.

BAILEY, WILFRED. Private. No 52856. 13th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 5794 Manchester Regiment. Born Hill Top, Lindley 5.8.1887. Son of Charles Henry Bailey, 82 Cowrakes Road, Lindley. Educated at Oakes Council School. Employed at Messrs Martin, Sons and Company, Limited, Wellington Mills, Lindley, as a cloth weaver. Married. Lived at 17 Burn Road, Birchencliffe. Attended Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel. Was a member of Paddock Cricket Club and also treasurer for the Lindley Conservative Club. Enlisted May 1916. Killed in action at Cameron House, Polygon Wood, Belgium, 20.10.1917, aged 30 years. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Salendine Nook Baptist Church; St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe.

BAILEY, WILLIAM. Private. No 32586. 21st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Husband of Nellie Bailey, 11 Norman Road, Birkby. Died at home, 29.11.1919, aged 27 years. Buried in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 11, 141G.

BAINES, GEORGE. Lance Corporal. No 15442. 9th (Service) Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born School Street, Old Town, Barnsley. 10.8.1886. Married to Clara Baines and lived at 36 Leymoor Bottom, Longwood. Worked as a blacksmith’s striker. Enlisted 10.10.1914. Killed in action between Scimitar Hill and Sulajik,

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Suvla, at Gallipoli on 9.8.1915. He was 29 years of age. Commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

BAIRSTOW, FRANK. Private. No 216720. Ist Canadian Mounted Rifles. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs S. Bairstow of Huddersfield. Emigrated to Canada in 1908. Was living in Winnipeg, Canada, prior to the outbreak of the war. Reported wounded and missing on April 10th, 1917, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. He was 37 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIMY RIDGE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John the Evangelist Church, Birkby; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BAIRSTOW, GEORGE. Private. No 3026. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Grimscar, Huddersfield, 6.11.1895. Son of Ernest and Hannah M Bairstow, ‘The Winnats’, 22 Edgerton Grove Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. Was learning the bookselling business at Messrs Coates and Bairstow, Station Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.9.1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Was struck on the head by a shell splinter or a shrapnel bullet after leaving the trench to fetch water for breakfast on 31.7.1915, aged 20 years. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 39. ROH:- St. Cuthbert’s Church, Birkby; St. John’s Church, Birkby; Almondbury Grammar School; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BAKER, TOM. Private. No 305801. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Lived with his sister, Mrs Bacon, 17 Gladstone Buildings, Marsden. Employed as a feeder at Readycarr Mills. Enlisted November 1914. Accidentally drowned whilst on active service in France, 21.10.1917, aged 27 years. Buried in TROUVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- in Military plot. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BALDERSTONE, HERBERT. Private. No 19884. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Wood Street, Longwood, 24.4.1884. Educated at Goitfield Board School,

Longwood. Employed as a woollen weaver by Messrs B. Crosland of Oakes. Enlisted March 1916. Reported missing at the Battle of Arras, 3.5.1917. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Longwood Wesleyan Church; St. Marks Parish Church, Longwood.

BALLANTYNE, PHILIP HUGH. Lieutenant. 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Born Ripponden near Halifax. Second son of Annie Ballantyne, The School House, New Mill. Educated at Heath Grammar School, Halifax. Worked for the Metropolitan Asylums Board, London. Enlisted October 1914. Was granted a commission in February, 1917. Was wounded at Messines Ridge and at the Battle of Cambrai. Killed in action, 28.10.1918, aged 27 years. Commemorated on the VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial.

BALL, WILLIAM HENRY. Private. No 10629. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Rotherham. Only son of William Henry and Agnes Ball of Cockley Hill, Kirkheaton. Enlisted in the Regular Army in 1913. Prior to that was employed at Lodge Mill Colliery Lepton. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 2.8.1916, aged 21 years. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Lepton Parish Church.

BALMFORD, ARNOLD. Private. No 24963. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellingtons’ Regiment. Born Longwood 8.6.1895. Son of John Alfred and Edith Balmford, Stonegarth, 174 Halifax Old Road. Educated at the Huddersfield Municipal Secondary School and the Huddersfield Technical College. Completed his education in Brussels. A keen musician and a bass vocalist of great promise. Enlisted July 1915. Was wounded February, 1916. On return to France was transferred to the 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 3.5.1917, aged 21. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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BALMFORD, WILLIE. Private. No 24638. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Cleveland Road, Marsh. Attended Crosland Moor Council School. Employed by Messrs Firth and Wilson, wholesale grocers. Married. Wife living at 3 Devonshire Street, Swan Lane, Lockwood. Enlisted 11.10.1915. Killed in action at Monchy-le-Preux, near Arras, 25.4.1917, aged 28 years. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Milton Independent Church.

BALMFORTH, ERNEST. Lance Corporal. No 10644. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Whitehead Lane, Huddersfield 15.2.1893. Son of William and Mary Ann Balmforth, 20 Whitehead Lane, Primrose Lane. Lived with his grandmother at Northbank, Somerset Road. Worked as a blacksmith at Kirkburton. Enlisted in the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 9.10.1913 but was later transferred to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Wounded at La Bassee, 24.10.1914, and returned to the front in June, 1916,. Killed in action 25.9.1916, aged 23 years. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate; Almondbury War Memorial.

BALMFORTH, JOE. Rifleman. No R/15269. 9th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Shaw, Oldham. Lived Meltham. Killed in action at the Battle of Flers, 15.9.1916. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BALMFORTH, MITCHELL. Corporal. No TR/24034. 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Lockwood. Son of Joseph and Hannah Balmforth, 17 Bland Street, Lockwood. Employed as a worsted weaver. Husband of Elsie Balmforth, 41 Frederick Street, Crosland Moor (later of 76 St Annes Road East, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire. Enlisted 22.6.1916. Was accidentally killed, 14.9.1917, whilst riding a bicycle near Rugeley Camp, aged 32. He collided with a motor car whilst turning a nasty curve in the road. The funeral took place at Milnsbridge Church, with full military honours, after the body was brought to Huddersfield from Rugeley Camp. Buried in ST. LUKE’S CHURCHYARD, MILNSBRIDGE. Grave location:- 1, South, D,

13. ROH:- Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood; Memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

BAMFORD, WILLIE. Corporal. No 238122. 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of John Willie and Martha Bamford. Husband of Alice S. Bamford, 6 Bank End, Heath House, Golcar. Died at home, 25.1.1919, aged 36 years. Buried in ST. LUKE’S CHURCHYARD, MILNSBRIDGE. Grave location:- 1, South, B, 6. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Milnsbridge War Memorial.

BAMFORTH, ARTHUR STANLEY. Gunner. No 293646. 136th Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs Frank Bamforth, Manse Side, Marsden. Employed as principal assistant at Marsden Gasworks. Attended Marsden Congregational Church. Was secretary of the Marsden Liberal Club and a playing member of the Marsden Cricket Club. Enlisted October 1915. Had been in France over two and a half years. Died from pleurisy following an attack of gas poisoning, received from an enemy gas shell a fortnight before, at the 72nd General Hospital, Trouville, 14.11.1918. His parents received a telegram from the hospital informing them of his critical condition and intimating that, if they desired, passes would be prepared for them to go to France to see their son. They at once left Marsden, arriving in London the following morning. Whilst awaiting instructions a further telegram arrived to say that their son had died, whereupon the parents immediately returned home. Buried in TOURGEVILLE MILITARY CEMETERY, aged 29 years. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row A, Grave 18. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; Marsden Liberal Club.

BAMFORTH, CHARLEY. Private. No 41931. 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment. (Formerly No 31670 North Staffordshire Regiment). Born Slaithwaite. Son of Mr and Mrs C. Bamforth, 123 Woodsome Glen, Slaithwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Pearson Brothers, Commercial Mills, Slaithwaite. Closely associated with Lingards Wood Bottom Sunday School where he was a teacher. Enlisted 2.11.1916. Embarked for France March, 1917. Died of wounds, 25.8.1917, aged 19 years. Buried in LEVEL CROSSING CEMETERY, FAMPOWUxX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E,

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Grave 8. ROH:- Slaithwaite War Memorial; St. James Church, Slaithwaite.

BAMFORTH, EDGAR. Private. No 5880. 19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras). Formerly No C/7668 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born 7 Henry Street, Huddersfield, 8.2.1897. Son of Willie and Edith Alice Bamforth. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Worked as a bottler for Messrs Seth Senior and Sons, Cross Church Street. Attended Huddersfield Parish Church. Enlisted in the King’s Royal Rifle Corps, 15.11.1915, but was transferred to the London Regiment in May, 1916, and embarked for France at the end of that month. Killed in action at High Wood during the Battle of the Somme, 15.9.1916, aged 19 years. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

BAMFORTH, FRANK. Private. No 25020. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Second son of Mr and Mrs George Bamforth, Union Street, Slaithwaite. Employed in the office of the Globe Worsted Company Limited, Slaithwaite. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Cricket Club and of the Conservative Club. Enlisted February 1916, training at Clipstone Camp. Sailed for France on Christmas Day, 1916. Killed in action, 27.8.1917, aged 26 years. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 34, Row E, Grave 20. ROH:- Slaithwaite War Memorial; St. James Church, Slaithwaite.

BAMFORTH, FRED. Private. No 235269. 10th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 4970 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Mr James Bamforth, Wilberlee, Slaithwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs John Crowther and Sons, Milnsbridge. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Cricket and Bowling Club. Was also a keen member of the Conservative Club. Enlisted March, 1916, into the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Was posted to the York and Lancaster Regiment as a Lewis gunner and drafted to France in May, 1917. Killed in action, 12.8.1917, aged 23 years. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY, WYTSCHAETE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 6. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BAMFORTH, GEORGE. Private. No 241783. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mr Samuel Bamforth, 7 Hawthorne Terrace, Carrs Road, Marsden. Was employed as a weaver by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company Limited. Enlisted 1916. Embarked for France January, 1917. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 35 years. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BAMFORTH, HAROLD. Driver. No L/25524. ‘A’ Battery 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Marsden. Only son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Bamforth, The Liberal Club, Marsden. Was employed in the pattern room by Messrs Joseph Dyson at Elm Ing Mills, Milnsbridge. Attended Marsden Parish Church being a member of the choir and a teacher in the Sunday School. Was a member of the Liberal Club. Enlisted May, 1915, and crossed over to France at the end of the year. Came home on his only leave, September 1917. Was seriously wounded in the chest on the 19.1.1918 and taken to the No 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station at Remy Siding, Belgium. Died of his wounds, 20.1.1918, aged 20 years. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 27, Row F, Grave 1. His parents received a letter from the Chaplain to the Forces, conveying the information that their son, after being admitted to hospital, got steadily worse, the end coming very peacefully while he was unconscious. The letter continues,‘I know what this means to you. He did his best to get better and every possible care was given to him but the effect of the wound in his chest rendered all aid futile. The last time I spoke to him that day he seemed cheerful and patient. You have lost a brave and devoted son and even in your grief you will be proud as you remember his faithful loyalty.’ ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; Marsden Liberal Club.

BAMFORTH, HERBERT. Lance Corporal. No 26487. 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs Frank Bamforth of Troaves, Marsden. Both parents died when Herbert was in his early teens. Worked as an assistant for Mr Dan Lunn, butcher, Marsden. Left the district and joined the army.

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After his military service had expired he found employment as a farm bailiff for a clergyman near Aberystwyth. Re-enlisted in the autumn of 1915. Served under the assumed name of BANKS. Died of wounds at a main dressing station at Louvencourt, 29.6.1916, aged 37 years. Buried in LOUVENCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 42.

BAMFORTH, JACK. Private. 2/5th Marine Battalion American Marines. Born Prickleden, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Bamforth, 249 West 178th Street, New York, United States of America. Was aged six or seven when the family emigrated to the USA. Before enlistment was in the postcard business with his father. Enlisted 3rd May, 1917. Killed in action 15.6.1918, aged 20 years. Buried HILLSIDE CEMETERY, COURTLAND MANOR (on the Hudson River, just north of New York).

BAMFORTH, JAMES. Ordinary Seaman. No J/5880. Royal Navy HMS Marmion. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Walker and Mary Hannah Bamforth, 15 Booth Banks, Slaithwaite. Employed as a beamer by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company, New Mills, Marsden. Attended the West Slaithwaite Church Sunday School and the Upper Slaithwaite School. Enlisted 19.9.16. Was drowned, aged 20, when HMS Marmion (on convoy duty) was in collision with HMS Tirade in atrocious weather off the Shetland Isles, 21.10.1917. Commemorated on the PPYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BAMEFORTH, JOHN WILLIAM RICHARD. Private. No 6134. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of William and Alice A. Bamforth, 25 Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Employed as a teamer by Mr Albert Schofield of Slaithwaite. Attended St James’ Church and Sunday School. Enlisted May, 1916, and embarked for France early in December, 1916. Was admitted to Etaples Base Hospital suffering from diphtheria where he died ten days later, 23.2.1917, aged 20. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 21, Row H, Grave 2A. His parents received a letter from the Sister-in-charge who wrote, “Your son was very plucky and he was extremely anxious that you should not worry about him.’

ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BAMFORTH, NORMAN HANSON. Private. No 31687. 13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 3362 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Barton Road, Crosland Moor, 1.10.1890. Son of Mrs E. Bamforth. Educated at Crosland Moor Council School. Was employed as a pattern weaver at Messrs John Crowther and Sons, Union Mills, Milnsbridge. Married. Living at 273 Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 6.11.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915, and was wounded in November, 1915. Killed in action, 12.4.1918, aged 28 years. Commemorated on the PPOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor.

BAMFORTH, NORMAN LOCKWOOD. Private. No 242343. 2/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Primrose Hill 29.11.1885. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Bamforth, 142 Albert Street, Lockwood. Educated at Mount Pleasant Council School. Was employed as a healder and twister but after war broke out worked as a moulder’s labourer for Messrs William Whiteley and Sons, Lockwood. Was a member of the Lockwood Conservative Club bowling team. Enlisted 12.10.1916. Killed at the Battle of Cambrai, 22.11.1917, aged 32 years. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

BAMFORTH, RONALD. Private. No 235852. 2/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 268826 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Only son of William Henry and Ellen Jane Bamforth, ‘Coverdale’, Howgate Road, Slaithwaite. Assisted his father in the business of card nailer and emery roller maker. So essential was his work of card nailer to local manufacturers that they secured three month’s leave from military duties. Was a teacher at the Slaithwaite Church Sunday School, and a member of the Conservative Club and the tennis club. Embarked for France, 5.3. 1918. Killed in action, 6.4.1918, aged 24 years. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY.

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Grave location:- Plot 13, Row A, Grave 11. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BAMFORTH, SAM. Private. No 242022. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Stainland. Son of Mr James Bamforth, Green Top, Marsden. Was employed at Clough Lea Mill, Marsden. Enlisted 1915. Embarked for France January, 1917. Killed in action, 22.7.1918, aged 39. Commemorated on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BAMFORTH, THOMAS HENRY. Private. No 301971. 9th Battalion The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born Golcar. Son of Mr and Mrs George Bamforth, 122 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Married. Living at 31 Scar Wood Terrace, Milnsbridge. Employed as a weaver by Messrs B. and J. Whitwam and Sons Limited. Was a member of the Milnsbridge Socialist Club. Was in Canada until Christmas, 1915. Enlisted 3.10.1916. Embarked for France, 9.6.1917. Killed in action, 3.8.1917, aged 31 years. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BAMFORTH, THOMAS JAMES. Private. No 202497. Sth Battalion King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Born Slaithwaite. Younger son of the late Edward and Mary Bamforth, Moorside, Slaithwaite, and was employed by the Slaithwaite Urban District Council. Formerly lived with his married sister, Mrs Swindell, Moorside, Slaithwaite. Moved to Southport in 1909. Single. Attended Pole Moor Baptist Chapel and Sunday School. Brother of Joe Bamforth, Ivy Cottage, Dirker, Marsden. Killed in action, 1.5.1917, aged 41 years. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row B, Grave 5. ROH:- Slaithwaite War Memorial; Pole Moor Baptist Church.

BAMFORTH, TOM SYKES. Corporal. No 533641. 15th (County of London) Battalion (P.W.O. Civil Service Rifles). Born Slaithwaite. Son of M. H. and J. Bamforth of Pasford House, Slaithwaite. Husband of Ellen Bamforth of ‘Hillbrae’. 18 Wood Street, Slaithwaite. Killed in action, 23.3.1918, aged 37 years. Buried in FINS NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row E, Grave 20. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BAMFORTH, WALKER. Able Seaman. No J/S0849. Royal Navy, HMS Partridge. Born Slaithwaite. Stepson of Rose Helena Bamforth, 12 Waterside, Slaithwaite. Employed as a joiner in the spinning department of the Slaithwaite Spinning Company Limited. Attended Slaithwaite Parish Church. Enlisted in the Navy in March 1916. HMS Partridge, along with the Pellew and four armed trawlers, were escorting a convoy of one British and five neutral ships on 12.12.1917, which were proceeding to Norway when they were attacked by a German naval force in the North Sea. Reported missing in the North Sea, 12.12.1917, aged 24 years. Commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Three other men from Huddersfield were drowned when HMS Partridge was sunk on 12.12.1917. They were Ordinary Seaman FRED DRANSFIELD, Able Seaman DONALD HAIGH, and Ordinary Seaman SHEARD WINDLE q.v.). ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BAMFORTH, WILLIE. Private. No 43027. Depot Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 32/6069 Training Reserve Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Marsden, 22.8.1893. Attended Paddock Church of England School. Employed as a labourer at the United Indigo and Chemical Company Limited, Longroyd Bridge. Husband of Rebecca Bamforth, 8 Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield. Enlisted 26.4.1916. Wounded Ypres August, 1917, and at Rheims, 23.7.1918. Died in Royds Hall War Hospital, Huddersfield, of bronchial- pneumonia, 16.11.1918, aged 25. Buried in St. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCHYARD, MARSDEN. Grave location:- South, 30, 32. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

BANBURY, JAMES. Private. No 12557. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of William and Mary Banbury. Employed as a badge porter by the London and North Western Railway Company. Killed in action at the Dardenelles during the attack on Isamail Oglu Tepe on 21.8.1915, aged 20 years. The Official History of the Gallipoli campaign records that ‘the Battalion, with the 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment, were hurried forward to capture the first objective, but they swung left- handed, ending up in a position north of Helman Chair. An attempt was then made to assault a

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communication trench, but this turned out to be a heavily defended fire trench. The enemy’s resistance could not be overcome; and the troops fell back towards the southern slopes of Green Hill.’ The War Diary records ‘high casualties’. Held position under heavy artillery fire until relieved (23rd). Commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI. ROH:- Lancashire and North Western Railway Company.

BANBURY JAMES E. Private. No 12677. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Died of wounds at home, 23.6.1917. Buried in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 66, 84G.

BANKS, JOHN ROBERT. Private. No 241511. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Sheffield, enlisted Huddersfield. Died as a Prisoner of War in Germany, 12.9.1917. Buried in HAMBURG CEMETERY, OHLSDORF, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 2. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

BARBER, EDGAR. Private. No 4663. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mrs Ruth Barber, Flush House, Holmfirth. Was employed as a shoemaker by Mr John Wagstaffe of Holmfirth. Attended Holmbridge Parish Church. Enlisted December 1915. Embarked for France August, 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 3.9.1916, Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row I, Grave 9. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BARBER, SAMUEL. Rifleman. No R/15155. 10th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Heckmondwike. Husband of Annie Barber, 3 Hill Terrace, Clough Lane, Paddock. Employed as a core maker by Messrs Whiteleys. Attended Queen Street Mission. Enlisted 23.8.1915 at Chester. Killed in action, 3.9.1916, aged 32 years. Buried in BERNAFAY WOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row M, Grave 56. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

BARBER, WILLIAM. Private. No 32055. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Widnes. 1.11.1893. Lived 12 Folly Road, Cowcliffe. Married, with one child. Employed as a boiler fireman by Messrs. L B Holliday and

Company. Killed in action in Italy, 11.9.1918. Buried in CAVALLETTO BRITISH CEMETERY, ITALY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row FE, Grave 2. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BARDEN, FRED. Private. No 21961. 8th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Born Thunderbridge, Kirkburton. Son of Godfrey Barden. Attended the Methodist New Connection, Shelley. Embarked for France February, 1916. Was wounded in the head in June, 1916, and was in hospital for eight weeks. Was killed a few days after he resumed his duties. Killed in action, 10.8.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley.

BARDEN, PERCY. Rifleman. No C/7918. 13th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Almondbury. Lived 70 New Road, Salford, Lockwood. Married, with two children. A member of the Milton Church P.S.A. Was employed in the dyehouse at Westfield Cotton Company, Dalton. Reported missing, presumed killed, 10.4.1917, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

BARDSLEY, WILLIAM MATTHEW. Lance Corporal. No 10679. 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Glasgow, 3.12.1884. Son of Joshua and Emma Bardsley. Educated at Rossall Public School. Lived at Cowlersley House, Milnsbridge. Married. Worked as an analytical chemist. Enlisted April 1916. Reported missing in action at Beaumont Hamel, 13.11.1916, aged 31. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY NO 2. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 29. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Milnsbridge War Memorial.

BARKER, CHARLES VICTOR. Private. No 203571. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellingtons’ Regiment. Born Seacombe, Cheshire. Enlisted Huddersfield. Lived Kirkheaton. Killed at the Battle of Cambrai, 20.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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BARKER, FRANK LESLIE. Private. No 21579. No 4 Company, 5th Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 1st Canadian Expeditionary Force. Born South End Farm, South Crosland, 22.6.1893. Son of Hector and Martha Barker, 26 Prince Royd, Birchencliffe. Educated at South Crosland

Church School and Spring Grove Council School.

Emigrated to Canada. Single. Was working as a cowboy at Moose Jaw when war was declared. Enlisted August 1915. Killed in action ‘in a little village near Festubert’, 22.5.1915, aged 22. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the VIMY RIDGE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING CANADIAN FORCES. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton. (Brother of Private GEORGE BARKER, q.v.).

BARKER, GEORGE. Private. No 18173. 2nd Battalion (Eastern Ontario) Regiment. Born Sun End Farm, South Crosland, 31.8.1891. Son of Hector and Martha Barker, 26 Prince Royd, Birchencliffe. Educated at South Crosland Church School and Spring Grove Council School. Emigrated to Canada. Single. Enlisted August 1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, between the 22nd and 26th April, 1915, near Hill 60, aged 23. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton. (Brother to Private FRANK LESLIE BARKER q.v.).

BARKER, GEORGE WHITWELL. Private. No 23443. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Husband of Mabel Barker, 18 Pogg Hall, Upper Clough, Linthwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs George Mallinson and Sons Limited. Was a member of the Linthwaite Cricket Club. Killed in action, 28.8.1917, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

BARKER, JOHN WILLIAM WRIGHT. Private. No 28452. Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Hall Bower, Huddersfield, 1.7.1887. Husband of Mary Alice Barker, 50 Cowcliffe Hill, Birkby. Was employed as a labourer at Hopkinsons. Enlisted 16.11.1914. Died in Royds Hall War Hospital of Pernicious Anaemia, Influenza and Bronchial Pneumonia, 24.10.1918, aged 31 years. Buried in ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave

location:- M, ‘C’, 181. ROH:- St. Hilda’s Church, Cowcliffe; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BARKER, LEONARD. Private. No 40757. 2/5th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly No 31516 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Barker, 1 Coldwell Street, Linthwaite. Was employed by Messrs Charles Lockwood and Sons Limited. Was a member of the Linthwaite Liberal Club and a playing member of the Linthwaite Cricket Club. Enlisted 3.4.1917. Went over to France in July, 1917. Died of wounds, 30.11.1917, aged 19. Buried in ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 27. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

BARKER, SAM OXLEY. Private. No 240744. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Seacombe, Cheshire. Lived Kirkheaton. Adopted son of Miles and Alice Milner of ‘Claremont,’ Water Royd Lane, Mirfield. Died of wounds, 20.5.1918, aged 32 years. Buried in BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 6. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BARLOW, ERNEST. Private. No 3285. 1/S5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Thurstonland. Was employed as a farmer’s man for Mr James Atkinson of Bottoms, Holmfirth. Engaged to be married. Enlisted in the Holmfirth Territorials at the outbreak of the war. Died of wounds, 10.7.1915. Buried in FERME-OLIVER CEMETERY, ELVERDINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 5. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Thurstonland War Memorial.

BARNICOT, JOHN LIVINGSTONE. 2nd Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Born Shelley 14.12.1897. Son of Richard Ashworth Barnicot and Lucy Gertrude Barnicot, Woodside, Grimscar, Huddersfield. Grandson of Mr John Barnicot of Wood Lea, Shepley and Mr Livingstone Middlemost of Sedgefield. Educated at Clive House School, Colwyn Bay and Marlborough Public School. From the Officers’ Training Corps of Marlborough School he obtained a commission in the Lincolnshire Regiment on 12.6.1915. For nine months he was attached to Headquarters Staff at an East coast town but joined his Regiment in France in

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September, 1916. Accidentally shot by a British sentry only eight days after his 19th birthday at Vermelles, 22.12.1916. Buried in VERMELLES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row F, Grave 33. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BARRACLOUGH, CHARLES KILNER. Private. No 103293. 204th Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No M2/264118 Army Service Corps. Born Upper Denby 18.5.1883. Educated at Upper Denby National School. Employed as traveller by Mr G. H. Inman, Mineral Water Manufacturer. Married. Lived 114 Eldon Road, Marsh. Was on the committee of Marsh Conservative Club and a member of the Manchester Order of Oddfellows. Attended Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield. Killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele, 8.10.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial; Holy Trinity Church.

BARRACLOUGH, FRANK. Private. No 267713. 2/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bradford. Enlisted Huddersfield. Died in Royds Hall War Hospital, 28.10.1917, aged 32 years. Buried with full military honours

in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD.

Grave location:- 11B, 125.

BARRACLOUGH, GEORGE W. 2nd Lieutenant.

6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Almondbury. Son of Superintendent H. Barraclough of the West Riding Constabulary of Dewsbury, formerly of Huddersfield. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. Was in the employ of Mr J. E. Crowther at the Bank Bottom Mills. Killed in action at Havrincourt, 29.9.1918, aged 22 years. Buried in GRAND RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 13.

BARRACLOUGH, HARRY. Private. No 241631. 6th (City of Glasgow) Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Born Almondbury. Son of Emma J. Barraclough, 148 Ashes Lane, Almondbury. Employed as a cellarman at the Huddersfield Railway Station restaurant. Killed in action, 7.7.1918, aged 21 years. Buried in LA TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row A, Grave 5. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

BARRACLOUGH, IRVIN. Private. No 15210. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mrs Heppinstall, 41 Cliffe, Holmfirth. Educated at Netherthong School. Employed as a millhand at Washpit Mills. Enlisted 18.1.1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, 30.7.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial. His mother received a last letter from him dated 27.7.1916, ‘You must keep smiling Mother, better days are in store.’ In November, 1916, she received a letter and a small book from a chum of her son, Private ERNEST A. CROOKES, who wrote, ‘You will no doubt be a bit surprised to have a letter from me but I thought I would write and let you know all I know of Irvin’s death. I dare not write before as I was not sure what had happened to him. I made many enquiries in hits Company about him and from what I can make out he was one of the many lads who went over the top one night when we were in that terrible fighting and failed to return. But the strange part of it is that I had made enquiries about him the night after we came out and they told me he was wounded. Then we were ordered back into the line again in a bit of a hurry and I happened to be walking in a trench which I had never been in before and what should I pick up but his small book which I enclose. I was dumbstruck when I saw the name and it seems a man in another regiment which we relieved had found his body somewhere in the line and had taken his letters etc. to forward on to you. That was what one of our fellows told me who had seen the letters in the man’s possession and I think he must have dropped the book out whilst he was showing these letters to this fellow. It seemed very strange that the book should be there for me to find and after that I made sure Irvin was killed. It was a blow to me and I hope you will accept my deepest sympathy in your sad bereavement. He was the only friend I had who came from up our way and when we saw one another we always used to ask each other tf we had anything fresh from home and talk over old times. I have thought since what lucky beggars we were who came through those few weeks we were there as it was too terrible for words. The sights we saw were awful and I don’t think words can describe them. I suppose it was God’s will that he should go under. I must apologise for not writing sooner but I was in some doubt about him.’

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BARRAS, ALEXANDER EDWARD. Gunner. No 96691. 59th Battery Royal Field Artillery. Born Fountain Yard, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. 24.11.1878. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Worked as a motor tyre repairer. Attended St. Paul’s Church, Southgate. Married, with six children. Lived 22 Bradley Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 29.8.1914. Killed in action, 15.8.1917, aged 39 at Potijze, one and a half miles north east of Ypres. Has no known grave. Is commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.

BARRETT, HOLDSWORTH. Corporal. No 30847. 94th Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 3/17789 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Netheroyd Hill 16.5.1894. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Barrett, 35 Woodhouse Avenue, Fartown. Educated at Cowcliffe National School and Hillhouse Board School. Served his apprenticeship as a newspaper compositor with the ‘Huddersfield Examiner.’ Was organist at Netheroyd Hill Congregational Church and a teacher in the Sunday School. Enlisted January 1916. Killed by a shell in the trenches at Oppy Wood near Gavrelle, 19.5.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING ROH:- Netheroyd Hill Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BARRETT, JOHN PATRICK. Private. No 29587. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Dock Street 8.6.1898. Son of Thomas and Alice Barrett, 12 Dock Street, Huddersfield. Attended St. Patrick’s School. Worked as a tailor’s presser. Enlisted 2.10.16. Killed in action at Passchendaele, 28.8.1917, aged 19. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BARRETT, LEONARD. Private. No 241939. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of William and Emily Barrett of Owler Bars, Meltham. Employed by Albion Mills, Meltham. Killed in action, 29.4.1918, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BARRITT, NORMAN GOMERSALL. Private. No 41515. 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 19941 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born ‘Paden Aaron’, Kirkheaton, 31.5.1893. Son of Joe and Alice Barritt. Educated at Bradley Church School. Before enlistment lived at ‘Paden Aaron’, Colne Bridge, Bradley. Single. Was in business as a farmer and butcher and in the Sewage Works Department of Huddersfield Corporation. Enlisted 1.4.1916. Was critically injured near Armentieres, 24.10.1916. Taken to the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station where he died on the 25.10.16, aged 23. Buried in TROIS- ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 17. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

BARROWCLOUGH, BENJAMIN. Rifleman. No 81360. 1/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 52405 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Husband of Martha Ann Barrowclough of Beckett, Kirkburton. Killed in action, 20.10.1918, aged 27 years. Buried in BELLE VUE BRITISH CEMETERY, BRIASTRE. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 4. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

BARROW, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 29591. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lepton. Parents living at Spa Bottom, Lepton. Married. Wife living at 33 Ravensknowle Road, Dalton. Attended St Helen’s Church, Fenay Bridge. Employed by Mr James Tetlow, painter and decorator, of Aspley. Reported wounded and missing at the Battle of Passchendaele 27.8.17. Has no known grave. Is commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church; Christ Church, Moldgreen.

BARROW, SIDNEY. Private. No 38393. 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Born 27.8.1898. Was the only son of Mr and Mrs Jack Barrow, 25 Fisher’s Fold, Longroyd Bridge. Educated at St. Thomas’s Church of England School, Longroyd Bridge. Was employed as a teamer by Messrs Hall Brothers of Lockwood. Single. Killed in action at Gouzeacourt, south of Cambrai, 29.9.1918, aged 20. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge.

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BARROW, STANLEY. Private. No 24640. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived 47 Armitage Road, Birkby. Employed as a clerk in the Huddersfield Industrial Society’s offices. Enlisted October 1916. Died from gunshot wounds to the head at No 46 Stationary Hospital, Etaples, 29.4.1917, aged 35 years. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 18, Row C, Grave 4. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BARROW, WILLIAM HENRY. Private. No 241751. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Paddock 16.10.1884. Son of George I. Barrow, 21 Branch Street, Paddock. Educated at Paddock Council School. Employed as a plasterer by Mr G. H. Day of Milnsbridge. He was a playing member of the Paddock Cricket Club and a member of Paddock Conservative Club. Enlisted 17.3.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt on 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BARTLEY, THOMAS. Private. No 10879. 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Wavertree, Liverpool. Both parents deceased. Lived with Mr and Mrs George Fretwell, 3 Back Lane, Holmfirth. Employed as a taxi cab driver for Mr Walter Haigh of Holmfirth. Enlisted in the Regular Army in 1910 and had served in India. Died at No 10 Stationary Hospital, St Omer, of wounds received in action, 17.10.1914. Buried in LONGUENESSE (St. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 5. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

BASTOW, HARRY. Gunner. No 741306. 34th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Died of wounds, 25.9.1918. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row B, Grave 24. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BATCH, CHARLES WILLIAM. Private. No 30/349. 13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Ramsey, Huntingdon. Educated at Ramsey School. Living at 9 Siggott Street, Longwood, before enlistment. Worked as a teaser. Enlisted 10.5.1916. Missing, presumed killed, at Fontaine- les-Croisilles, near Bullecourt, on 16.6.1917, aged

28, Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Church, Longwood; Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel.

BATES, ARTHUR. Private. No 41932. 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly No 3/31667 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born 1 Brian Street, Lindley 1897. Son of Mrs G. Ellam. Employed by Messrs Joseph Sykes Brothers Limited, Acre Mills, Lindley. Enlisted 13.9.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 9.9.1918, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BATES, DONALD. Lance Sergeant. No 241660. 6th Battalion King’s Liverpool Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Norris and Ellen Bates of Edgerton Road, South Shore, Blackpool. Reported missing, presumed killed at the Battle of Cambrai, 30.11.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private NORMAN BATES, who died of sickness in Mesopotamia, 29.6.17, q.v.) ROH:- Memorial in Salendine Nook Churchyard, 46E.

BATES, ERNEST. See ‘HARGREAVES, HOLMES’ the true family name.

BATES, FRED. Guardsman. No 21465. 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Born Towngate, Newsome 10.11.1896. Only son of Mrs Ellen Bates of Newsome. Educated at Newsome School. Was in business on his own account as a carrier. Married, with one child. Died of wounds at No 19 Casualty Clearing Station, 19.9.1918. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST-MARC. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 13. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome.

BATES, HAROLD. Private. No 8862. 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment. Born Halifax. Son of Mr H.B. Bates, 50 May Street, Crosland Moor. Employed by Messrs W. and P. Holroyd, painters and decorators, High Street, Huddersfield. Had served three years with the Colours and had been a reservist for nine years. Called up at the outbreak of the war. Killed in action at Wulverghem, Belgium, 11.1.1915. Buried in RATION FARM (La PLUS) DOUVE

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ANNEXE, PLOEGSTEERT. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 8. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

BATES, JAMES ARTHUR. Private. No 31710. 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born 2 Bottomley’s Yard, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield, 12.5.1888. Educated at St. Patrick’s School. Employed by Messrs Calvert and Company, Folly Hall as an iron dresser. Lodged with his married sister, Mrs McEvoy, and his brother, George Bates, at 64 Upperhead Row. Enlisted 30.3.1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, on Passchendaele Ridge, 18.5.1917, aged 37 years.

Has no known grave. Commemorated on the

MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BATES, NORMAN. Private. No 3462. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Newsome 21.9.1892. Son of Ellen Bates, 110 West End, Newsome. Educated at Kirkheaton National School. Employed as a joiner by Messrs Sunderland of Lockwood Scar. Enlisted 13.11.1914. Killed by a sniper, 17.11.1915, aged 23 years. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row F, Grave 11. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; St. John’s Church, Newsome. His mother received a letter from his cousin, Private Stanley Dean, also serving in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, describing the manner of his death, ‘He had just received a parcel and was saying ‘I have got some fags’ when he put his head above the top of the trench and got hit.’

BATES, NORMAN. Acting Corporal. No A/257233. Army Service Corps.(Canteens). Born Huddersfield. Son of Norris and Ellen Bates, 22 Edgerton Road, North Shore, Blackpool. Died of sickness in Mesopotamia, 29.6.17. Buried in BASRA WAR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row H, Grave 11. (Brother of Private DONALD BATES, killed in action, 30.11.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Memorial in Salendine Nook Churchyard.

BATLEY, ARTHUR. Private. No 14478. 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Thomas and Annie Batley of Hinchliffe Mill. Educated at Dobb School and attended the Hinchliffe Mill Wesleyan Sunday School, where he was a member of the choir. Worked as a costumier on his own account in

Leeds. Enlisted August 1914. Embarked for France August, 1915. Killed in action, 5.4.1917, at the Battle of Arras, aged 23 years. Buried in FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row O, Grave 27. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

BATTEYE, ALBERT. Private. No 48004. 13th Battalion The Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Formerly No 38142 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Hinchliffe Mill. Son of Mr and Mrs J.W. Battye. Educated at St. John’s National School. Employed by Mr Arthur Charlesworth. Played football with the Hinchliffe Mill AFC. Attended Hinchiffe Mill Wesleyan Church, being a member of the choir and the bible class. Married, with one daughter. Enlisted 1916. Suffered from a severe attack of trench feet in the summer of 1917. Killed in action 27.8.1918. Buried in NIEPPE- BOIS (RUE De BOIS) BRITISH CEMETERY, VIEUX-BERQUIN. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 24. ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

BATTY, NORMAN. Private. No G/52504. 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Formerly No 39018 York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Scissett. Enlisted in Pontefract. Killed in action, 31.7.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Scissett War Memorial; Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

BATTYE, ALBERT EDWARD. Private. No 2291. 10th (Prince of Wales’ Own Royal) Hussars. Born Dalton 7.2.1889. Son of Tom and Emma Battye, 42 Springwood Street, Milnsbridge. Educated at St Paul’s Church School and Spring Grove Council School. Single. Enlisted 10.3.1908 and at the outbreak of war was stationed in South Africa with his regiment. Recalled to England, they left for France on 6.10.1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, 13.5.1915, near Ypres. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private HARRISON BATTYE, who died at home, 10.12.1920, q.v.).

BATTYE, BOOTH. Private. No 79609. 1/9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Son of Edward and Sarah Battye, 33 Green Hill Bank Road, New

Mill, Holmfirth. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Graham and Pott Limited, Kirkbridge Mills,

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New Mill. Single. Taken prisoner by the Germans, 27.5.1918, and died in Germany as a Prisoner of War,. 29.10.1918, aged 23 years. His sister, Mrs G.W. Edinburgh, received a postcard from him, dated October 20th, 1918, saying that he was a Prisoner of War and not ill or wounded. An appeal for information was made in the Holmfirth Express, on 11.1.1919, as to his whereabouts but it was not until 8.3.1919, after many enquiries had been made, that the War Office informed the family that he had died on 29.10.1918. Buried in WORMS (HOCHHEIM HILL) CEMETERY, GERMANY. (The names are carved on a screen wall in the Allied Plot). ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial.

BATTYE, CHARLES ALFRED. Private. No

91514. 1/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

Formerly No 468694 Labour Company. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs S. Battye of Upperbridge, Holmfirth. Educated at Upperthong National School. Attended St. John’s Sunday School and was a member of the Young Men’s Institute. Employed by Councillor Luther Firth, of Upperbridge, as a butcher and also by Mr Joseph Stockwell of Victoria Square, Holmfirth. Enlisted May 1917. Died in the VAD Hospital at Hornsea of septic pneumonia at 1.30pm on 8.11.1918, aged 19 years. Buried with full military honours, ST JOHN’S CHURCHYARD, UPPERTHONG. Grave location:- 1, north of Church, 18. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

BATTYE, DAN. Private. No 241696. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Lived 9 Sandhurst Cottages, Marsden. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company Limited, Marsden. Attended Marsden Wesleyan Church and Sunday School. A member of the Marsden Liberal Club. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France January, 1917. Missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden Liberal Club; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

BATTYE, HARRISON. Private. Army Service Corps. (Motor Transport). Born Long Lane, Dalton 16.2.1888. Son of Tom and Emma Battye, 42 Springwood Street, Milnsbridge. Educated at St. Paul’s Church School. Employed as a motor

driver. Married. Enlisted February 1915. Died at home, 42 Springwood Street, from the effects of gas poisoning, 10.12.1920. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. (Brother of Private ALBERT EDWARD BATTYE, killed in action, 13.5.1915, q.v.).

BATTYE, HARRY. Rifleman. No C/7452. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Deanbridge, Holmfirth. Lived 16 Bank Street, Jackson Bridge. Employed by Messrs Vickermans of Thongsbridge. Killed in action at Flers during the Battle of the Somme, on 15.9.1916, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial.

BATTYE, HERBERT. Rifleman. No C/7662. 3rd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Hinchliffe Mill. Son of George Armitage and Ann Battye, Lower Water Side, Holmbridge. Educated at Dobb Council School. Attended Hinchliffe Mill Wesleyan Sunday School. Employed in the textile trade at Messrs Whiteley and Green’s mill, Hinchliffe Mill. Enlisted 17.11.1915. Served in Salonica where he was wounded. In hospital in Malta for several months suffering from malaria. Arrived home at Holmbridge to convalesce on Saturday, 31.5.1918, but died very suddenly, 5.6.1918, aged 24 years. Buried HOLY TRINITY BURIAL GROUND, HOLMEFIRTH. Grave location:- South East, E, 77. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

BATTYE, JOHN. Private. No 19416. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Son of Mr Edgar Battye, Tatt Row, Kirkburton. Enlisted 2.3.1916. Killed in action, 12.10.16, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

BATTYE, JOHN WALLACE. Private. No 25430. 13th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs Andrew Battye, 48 Back Lane, Holmfirth. Was employed as a willeyer at Firth Brothers of Shepley. Enlisted 1916. Embarked for France, 5.6.1916. His mother received a message that he had been taken a Prisoner of War on 13.11.1916, but was going on fine. Died of shrapnel wounds to the back as a Prisoner of War at Stettin,

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Germany, 1.12.1916, aged 30 years. Buried BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, STAHNSDOREF, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 5. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

BATTY, JOSEPH. Private. No 241823. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Thurlestone. Son of Mr and Mrs Jonas Batty, Upper House Farm, Hepworth. Was Superintendent at Crow Edge Wesleyan School and a member of the Chapel there. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 41. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial; Hepworth Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BATTYE, WALTER. Private. No 241773. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holme. Son of Mr and Mrs George Battye. Educated at Holme Council School. Attended Holme Sunday School. Employed as a weaver at Digley Mills. Enlisted 18.3.1916. Embarked for France, 17.1.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BATTYE, WILLIE. Gunner. No 32463. 168th (Holme Valley) Battery Royal Field Artillery. Son of Joseph and Sarah A. Battye of Totties, Thongsbridge; husband of Lizzie Battye of Totties, Thongsbridge. Killed by a piece of shrapnel, 29.6.1916, aged 30. Buried in BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 19. ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial. His widow received the following letter from Sergeant Champion of the same battery, ‘As fellow comrades of your dear husband we write to extend our deepest sympathy to you in the loss of such a dear friend. He has now gone but never will his kind actions and deeds be forgotten. He was held in the highest esteem by all, but with the lads of his own section he was like a brother. Always so calm and steadfast in his duties, always willing to extend a helping hand. He was truly a friend to everyone in his battery and his loss is one that will be hard to replace. He worked like a man among men and as

such no man was ever more respected. It may be comforting to you our dear friend to know that he passed away with very little pain. He died a brave soldier and to the last possessed a calmness which was always characteristic of him. We wish to extend to you and yours our deepest and sincerest sympathy and hope that you will find a comfort in knowing that he died a noble death whilst doing his duty bravely.’

BAXTER, ERNEST. Private. No 267440. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Joseph and Naomi Townend, 71 Coronation Terrace, Handel Street, Golcar. Employed as a mason, firstly by Messrs W. and H. Firth, contractors of Golcar, and then at the erection of Captain L. B. Holliday’s new works at Deighton. Was a prominent member of the Golcar Conservative Club and attended St. John’s Church, Golcar. Enlisted 1.3.1916. Embarked for France on Whit Wednesday, 1916. Killed by a shell whilst on church parade, 13.5.1917, aged 29 years. Buried in St. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG L’AVOUE. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row H, Grave 1. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

BAXTER, FRED. Private. No 1987. 7th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Linthwaite. Lived 8 Slantgate, Linthwaite. Employed by Messrs Shaw and Hirst of Crosland Moor. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Brass Band. Died from pleurisy and pneumonia at Etaples Base Hospital, 22.12.1917, aged 32 years. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 31, Row D, Grave 1. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

BAXTER, FRED, MM. Lance Sergeant. No 306015. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs William H. Baxter of Linthwaite; husband of Ann Baxter, 10 Spring Buildings, Hoyle House, Linthwaite. Employed as a weaver at Messrs Ben Hall and Company, Milnsbridge. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Was awarded the Military Medal in June, 1917. Killed in action, 11.10.1918, aged 37 years. Buried in WELLINGTON CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 4. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BAXTER, FRED. Corporal. No 241360. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived

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38 New North Road, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Married. Employed by Messrs John Haigh, oil merchants, Slaithwaite. Enlisted October 1915. Embarked for France January, 1917. Died of wounds to arm and thigh, 7.5.1917, aged 43 years. Buried in St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block P, Plot 2, Row J, Grave 12A. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BAXTER, GERALD WILLIAM. 2nd Lieutenant. 10th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Son of Mr W.K. Baxter, solicitor, of Netherton. Educated at Huddersfield College School. Before enlisting was studying economics at Huddersfield Technical College. Was an enthusiastic football and tennis player and a member of the Technical College football club and the Netherton Tennis Club. Enlisted in the Artists’ Rifles Cadet Battalion. Commissioned into the Manchester Regiment in April, 1917, and embarked for France in June, 1917. Killed at Passchendaele, 9.10.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton; Huddersfield College School.

BAXTER, HARTLEY. Private. No DM2/179140.

363rd Motor Transport Company Army Service Corps. Born Linthwaite. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Baxter, Broad Oak, Linthwaite. As a boy was a chorister in the Linthwaite Church choir and, later, a fine bass singer. Enlisted 1916. Was killed whilst driving his motor lorry in France, 17.4.1918, aged 29 years. Buried in VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row M, Grave 25. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

BAXTER, JOE. Rifleman. No 63774. 8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of George Henry and Sarah Ann Baxter, 124 Radcliffe Road, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Killed in action near Rheims, France, 27.7.1918, aged 18 years. Buried in COURMAS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 10. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BAXTER, JOHN CARTER. Private. No 201781. 18th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers.

Husband of Lily Ann Baxter, 42 Spoutfield Terrace, Station Road, Golcar. Severely wounded in the shoulder whilst serving in France in June, 1918. Received treatment at Beech Street Military Hospital, Paddock. Towards the end of October, 1918, he contracted influenza, which developed into pneumonia, and he died on Saturday morning, 16.11.1918, at Beech Street Military Hospital, Paddock, aged 35 years. Buried with full military honours at St. JOHN’S CHURCHYARD, GOLCAR. Grave location:- H, south of Church, 9. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

BAXTER, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No $/3274. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Kirkheaton. Son of Mr and Mrs John Baxter of Upper Heaton, Kirkheaton. Employed as a labourer by the London and North Western Railway Company. Attended Upper Heaton Wesleyan Church. Enlisted in August, 1914, and embarked for France in April, 1915. Died of wounds, 7.9.1916, aged 21 years. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Beaumetz-les-Cambrai Communal Cemetery Memorial 1. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

BAXTER, PERCY. Private. No 52754. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of John Mayband and Lizzie Baxter of Linthwaite; husband of Grace H. Baxter, 70 Sykes Buildings, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Employed in the milling and scouring department at Messrs W. and E. Crowther, Brook Mills, Slaithwaite. Went over to France after the signing of the Armistice. Died in No 42 Casualty Clearing Station from wounds sustained by the bursting of a shell whilst clearing the battlefield, 10.12.1918, aged 32 years. Buried in DOUAI BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 31, (Served with Private ALBERT ABBY q.v.). ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BEADON, BASIL HERBERT EDWARDS. Captain and Adjutant. 1/7th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born 11th January, 1887, at Longley Hall, Huddersfield. Son of Frederick W. Beadon (the Land Agent in Huddersfield of the Ramsden estate) and Elizabeth Eleanore Beadon. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School, Cheltenham College and

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Sedbergh Public School. He was brought up on the Ramsden Estate, then on the Duke of Buccleuch’s Rugby estate and, finally, on Lord Hothfield’s Skipton property, and then went to Mr Naylor-Leyland’s Kerry’s Montgomeryshire estate, as sub-agent. He returned to the Ramsden estates, as assistant to his father, in 1912. He had joined the Warwickshire Yeomanry in 1908, and, on leaving the county, passed into the 7th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers, in July 1910, in which he was appointed Lieutenant on 18th July, 1913, and Captain and Adjutant on 21st November, 1914. Was a playing member of the Huddersfield Old Boys’ Rugby Union Football Club. Married to Margaret, daughter of Mr Anthony Maynard, of Newton Hall, Durham. One daughter, Joan, born 1st February, 1915. Enlisted 11.8.1914. Killed at the Battle of Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 1.8.1915, aged 27 years. Had only been in Gallipoli for one day when he was killed. According to a letter received by his father, he was wounded in the morning of the 10th August, 1915, but was able to remain in the fighting line throughout the day. In the evening he had just concluded a consultation with his Colonel and was turning to speak to another officer when he was shot by a sniper and killed instantly. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. Following her husbana’s death Mrs Beadon was granted a gratuity of £250 and an annual pension of £100. Their daughter was given a gratuity of £83 6s 8d and an annual pension of £24. Captain Beadon’s will was written by Capel, Cure and Ball, solicitors, 6 Clements Inn, Strand, London, WC, on March 1st, 1915. The Executor was Anthony Charles Hutton Maynard and his estate was valued at £1,042 19s 8d. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Lowerhouses War Memorial; Almondbury Grammar School. Waterloo R.U.EC. Roll; Almondbury War Memorial; Skipton War Memorial.

BEANLAND, JOEL. Private. No 22979. 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Liversedge. Son of William and Mary Ellen Beanland; husband of Mary Zilpah Beanland of Scott Hill, Clayton West, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 27.4.1916, aged 34 years. Buried in ALBERT COMMUNAL CEMETERY

EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 24. ROH:- Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

BEARDSELL, ALBERT. Private. No 240351. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 5 Garden Street, Lockwood 12.4.1893. Son of the late John and Sophia Beardsell. Educated at Rashcliffe Church School. Lived with his sister, Mrs Emily Mosley, 96 Nursery Terrace, Newsome Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a woollen shrinker by Messrs John Crowther and Sons. Attended St. Matthew’s Church, Primrose Hill, and was in the cricket, athletic and football clubs of that church. Enlisted 7.8.1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Wounded in November, 1915, and returned to France at the end of May, 1916. Reported wounded and missing, 3.9.1916, aged 23. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Matthew’s Church, Primrose Hill; St. John’s Church, Newsome; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BEARDSELL, DONALD. Private. No 241842. 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Born Holme, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs B. Beardsell, Field Head, Holme. Educated at Holme Council School and a scholar at Holme Sunday School. Employed by Messrs Whiteley and Green, Hinchliffe Mill Mills. Enlisted May 1916. Invalided home on account of disease. Treated at various hospitals, including Holmfirth Auxiliary Hospital. Returned to duty in Ireland and Scotland and then returned to France in the Spring of 1918. Died of wounds, 9.8.1918, aged 23 years. Buried in ARNEKE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 10. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BEARDSELL, FREDDIE. Private. No 242045. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Burnlee, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs Dennis Beardsell, Burnlee, Holmfirth. Educated at Dobb School and the Wesleyan School at Hinchliffe Mill. Employed as a spinner at Yew Tree Mill, Hinchliffe Mill. Embarked for France May, 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 3.9.1916. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 23. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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BEARDSALL, HARRY. Drummer. No 101. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs James Beardsell, Oliver Lane, Marsden. Joined the local Territorials, as a bugler, at the age of 14 and served continuously until his death at the age of 22. As a time-expired man, was expecting a month’s leave at the end of May, 1916, and had arranged to marry Miss Violet Anne Hansom, daughter of Mr and Mrs Hansom, 21 Gatehead, Marsden, on 11.6.1916. He was greatly disappointed when his leave was cancelled. Killed in action, 4.7.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BEARDSELL, NORMAN. Private. No TR5/102016. 52nd T.R. Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Crosland Moor, 14.11.1899. Son of Arthur and Mary E. Beardsell, 35 Charles Street, Crosland Moor. Educated at Crosland Moor Council School. Employed as a woollen piecer. Enlisted 3.5.1917. Died at home, 35 Charles Street, Crosland Moor, of tuberculosis, 2.5.1919, aged 20. Buried in LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- D, 117. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor. (Brother of PERCY HOWARD BEARDSELL, died 17.11.1917, q.v.).

BEARDSELL, PERCY HOWARD. Private. No 41590. Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Lockwood, 21.6.1892. Son of Arthur and Mary E. Beardsell, 35 Charles Street, Crosland Moor. Educated at Crosland Moor Council School. Employed as a scourer and miller. Enlisted 7.2.1915. Died at home, 35 Charles Street, Crosland Moor, of dysentery, 17.11.1917, aged 24. Buried in LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- D, 117. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor. (Brother of NORMAN BEARDSELL, who died 2.5.1919, q.v.).

BEARDSHAW, HARRY. Private. No 45816. 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Leeds Road, Huddersfield, 26.6.1891. Educated at Beaumont Street Board School. Married. Living at 15 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a woollen tenter at Bay Hall Mills. Enlisted 21.6.1916. Killed

in action, 21.8.1918, aged 27 years. Buried in QUEENS CEMETERY BUCQUOY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 13.

BEARDSLEY, ISAAC. Private. No 14528. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Swinton, near Mexborough, Yorkshire. Had lived in Golcar for four years and lodged with Mr Eli Whitwam, 7 Leymoor Road, Golcar. Employed as a weaver by Messrs George Mallinson and Sons, Linthwaite. Attended Golcar Baptist Reading Room and Golcar Parish Church. Enlisted 9.11.1914. Killed in action, 26.10.15, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the PPOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Golcar Baptist Church; Longwood War Memorial. His sister received the following letter from Lieutenant G R C Heale, 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment:- ‘You will have been informed by the War Office of the sad loss you have sustained in the death of your brother. He died in action and was killed during an exceptionally heavy shellftre raid, two hundred high explosive shells having being sent within fifty yards from where he and others were working. The Royal Engineers Officer who was there spoke in the highest terms of the conduct of the men during that terrible ordeal and your brother was killed when on his way to stand to arms to repel an expected attack. I have always considered him the best man in the platoon and it was always a matter of regret that he would not accept promotion. He was an exemplary soldier and by his good conduct and constant cheerfulness he earned the goodwill and respect of all the Officers, N.C.O’s and men of the Company. His loss ts a great blow to me, his death must have been absolutely instantaneous and it must be a comfort to you to know that he suffered no pain. Please accept my sincere sympathy and consolation in your terrible loss. I am yours very truly.’

BEASLEY, GEORGE. Gunner. No L/25396. ‘D’ Battery, 110th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Son of Alfred and Mary Beasley of Port Talbot, South Wales. Husband of Eva Beasley, 7 Shore Bank, off Commercial Street, Huddersfield. Employed as a patent glazier. Enlisted April, 1915. Killed in action, 24.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

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BEAUMONT, ARTHUR. Private. No 1706. Sth Battalion Australian Imperial Force. Born Oldham. Son of Abraham and Christina Beaumont of Rashcliffe, Huddersfield. Employed as a brass finisher by Messrs J Hopkinson of Birkby before emigrating to Australia. Enlisted soon after the outbreak of war and served in Gallipoli, where he contracted Enteric Fever. After making a recovery he was drafted to France. Killed in action, 18.8.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the VILLERS-BRETONNEUX MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Cowcliffe Wesleyan Church, Huddersfield.

BEAUMONT, ARTHUR. Private. No 240686. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Honley. Son of George and Ada Beaumont, 74 Far Reins, Honley. Died at home, 19.2.1919, aged 27 years. Buried in HONLEY CHURCH BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- 36, 3931. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Honley War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, CHARLES. Driver. No 129524. ‘C’ Battery 102nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Lindley, 8.8.1895. Son of Mrs Emma Beaumont, 13 Holly Bank Road, Lindley. Educated at Lindley National School. Employed by Messrs Liddle and Brierley, Stanley Mills, Marsh, as a warehouseman. Attended St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley, and was a choirboy there for some years. Enlisted 4.3.1915. Killed in action near Ypres, 25.6.1917, aged 31 years. Buried in DICKIEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 43. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

BEAUMONT, DYSON. Private. No 46735. 13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Longwood Gate, 7.2.1895. Son of Joe and Betsy Beaumont, 7 Spark Street, Longwood. Educated at Goitfield School. Employed as a clerk by the Longwood Finishing Company. Was a member of the Longwood Wesleyan Choir and the Liberal Club. Enlisted 12.6.1916. Killed in action, 16.6.1917, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Longwood Wesleyan Chapel; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Longwood War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, EDGAR HAMBY. Private. No 235241. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Joe Beaumont of Wilshaw, Meltham. Employed by Messrs Josiah France Limited of Honley. Enlisted October 1915. Killed in action, 28.3.1918, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Wilshaw Church, Meltham.

BEAUMONT, EDWIN. Private. No 203577. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Taylor Hill 14.2.1891. Son of Mr and Mrs Benson Beaumont, 57 Newsome Road, Berry Brow. Educated at Berry Brow Council School. Employed as a scourer by Messrs Vickerman and Sons, Limited, Taylor Hill. Single. Enlisted 1.7.1916. Killed in action at Erquinghem, near Armentieres, 10.4.1918, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, ERIC GORDON. Sergeant. No 15225. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Albert and Emily Beaumont, Richmond House, 2 Richmond Avenue, Fartown. Employed as a commercial traveller by Messrs William Preston and Company, woollen merchants, Station Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted August 1914. Killed in action at the Dardenelles, 21.8.1915, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

BEAUMONT, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Private. No 30200. 26th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Chadwick and Mary Emma Beaumont, 35 Wood Street, Longwood. Attended Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Employed by the Hillhouse Cooperative Stores and had also worked at the Longwood, Paddock and Golcar branches. Attended Salendine Nook Baptist Church and Sunday School. Was a member of the Milnsbridge Liberal Club. Enlisted April 1916. Mentioned in despatches. Had served in France for seven months when he was wounded and died at Wimereux, 27.10.1917, aged 25 years. Buried

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in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row E, Grave 31A. ROH:- Salendine Nook Baptist Church and a memorial in the churchyard, 509E; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge.

BEAUMONT, GEORGE HENRY. Private. No 268685. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Married. At the time of enlistment lived at 175 Halifax Road, Birchencliffe. Worked as a dyer’s labourer. Enlisted 16.10.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 16.1.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe.

BEAUMONT, GEORGE WILLIAM. Private. No 3067. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Hirst and Harriet Ann Beaumont, 3 Hightown, Holmfirth. Employed by Messrs A. Thornton and Sons, Limited, Honley, in the finishing room. Enlisted August 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, on 3.9.1916, aged 23. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row D, Grave 1. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall. After various enquiries had been made in official and other quarters, his parents received the following letter from Lieutenant Brown, in February 1917, ‘I regret to inform you that nothing has been heard of him since September 3rd, 1916. I think it ts almost certain that he has not passed through any of our hospitals or you would have heard before this. I am afraid your only hope of his being alive is that he may be a prisoner and possibly wounded. I trust you will get definite news of him. please accept my heartfelt sympathy with you in your trouble.’ (Brother of Private HARRY BEAUMONT, died of pneumonia, 27.5.1915, q.v.).

BEAUMONT, HAROLD. Private. No 72500. 23rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 9517 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of John and Harriet Beaumont of Holmfirth. Died of wounds, 23.11.1917, aged 30 years. Buried in NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY, POPERINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row EF, Grave 10.

BEAUMONT, HAROLD. Private. No 12979. 1st Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Born Sowood. Son of Willie and Sarah Elizabeth Beaumont of Longwood. Killed in action, 2.11.1918, aged 21 years. Buried in PRESEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 9.

BEAUMONT, HARRY. Rifleman. No R/ 19757. 20th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Son of Brook and Ellen Beaumont of Choppards Buildings, Holmfirth. Employed in the finishing department of Messrs J. Watkinson and Sons Limited, Washpit Mills. Attended Hade Edge Wesleyan Church, being Superintendent of the Sunday School and a member of the choir. Enlisted 26.1.1916. Wounded, 9.9.1916, and came back to England, receiving treatment in Lancashire. Returned to France after three month’s treatment. Killed in action, 12.3.1917, aged 22 years. Buried in FAUBOURG D’ AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 25. ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, HARRY. Private. No 21/726. 2/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Meltham. Enlisted Huddersfield. Killed in action, 20.7.1918, near Rheims. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BEAUMONT, HARRY. Private. No 3552. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Hirst and Harriet Beaumont, New Fold, Holmfirth. Employed as a plasterer’s labourer by Mr John Haigh. Enlisted December 1914. Died of pneumonia at Thoresby Camp, Ollerton, Nottinghamshire, 27.5.1915, aged 25 years. Buried with full military honours in St. JOHN’S CHURCHYARD, UPPERTHONG. Grave location:- B, north of Church, B, 27. (Brother of Private GEORGE WILLIAM BEAUMONT, killed in action, 3.9.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BEAUMONT, HARRY. Private. No 200727. 1/Sth Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 33016 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Matlock Place, 11.11.1892. Son of Thomas Beaumont, 43 Park Road West, Crosland Moor.

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Educated at Crosland Moor Church School. Employed as a weaver. Enlisted 24.4.1916. Killed in action, 24.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the POZTIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor; ‘Rising Sun’ Public House, Crosland Hill.

BEAUMONT, HENRY. Private. No 17793. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born South Crosland. Son of Mr J.H. Beaumont of Big Valley, Berry Brow. Employed by Messrs Jordan and Munro, The Kirkgate Press, Huddersfield. Attended Armitage Bridge Church and was a member of the choir. Reported wounded and missing, 12.10.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, HENRY. Private. No 27655. 92nd Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 17792 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Somerset Yard, Moldgreen, 13.7.1895. Son of Joseph and Louisa Beaumont, 19 Violet Street, Turnbridge. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church School. Employed as a dyer by Mr Arthur Dyson of Aspley Mills. Attended the Rock Mission and was a member of Turnbridge Working Mens’ Club. Enlisted 20.1.1916. Killed in action, 17.5.1917, near Arras. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 13. ROH:- Turnbridge War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, HENRY. Private. No 3/3463. 1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born 23 Manchester Street, Huddersfield, 8.9.1886. Son of William and Gerthina Beaumont. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a teamer by Messrs C. and J. Hirst of Longwood. Married. Lived 8 Parkin’s Yard, Salford, Lockwood. Enlisted 1.1.1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, 8.5.1915, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

BEAUMONT, HENRY. Private. No 35693. 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Huddersfield. Married. Lived 72

Armitage Street, Primrose Hill. Was in business as a window cleaner and a member of the Primrose Hill Cricket Club before enlisting. Died of wounds, 6.7.1917, aged 26 years. Buried in COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 32.

BEAUMONT, HERBERT. Private. No 5536. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, attached 2/10th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Hepworth. Son of Hannah Wibberley and stepson of George Wibberley of Greengate, Holmbridge. Employed as a weaver at Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Was a playing member of the Holmbridge Football Club. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France in July, 1916. Wounded on 27.9.1916 and lay out in No Man’s Land for two days before he was found. Died of gunshot wounds to the chest, 10.10.1916, aged 21 years. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row H, Grave 11. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial; Hade Edge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BEAUMONT, HERBERT. Private. No 53411. 2/9th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool) Regiment. Born Snow Lea, Longwood, 16.3.1892. Son of Arthur and Emma Beaumont, Rose Bank, New Hey Road, Longwood. Educated at Goitfield Council School, Longwood. Employed by Messrs J. Hopkinson and Company Limited, Birkby, as a brass finisher. Enlisted 3.2.1917. Gassed in Gommecourt Wood and died at the Base Hospital at Rouen of the effects of gas, 16.5.1918, aged 20 years. Buried in St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block P, Plot P, Row 11. Grave 2B. ROH:- Longwood Wesleyan Chapel; Longwood War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, HERBERT. Private. No 400317. 1/Sth Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly No 4929 Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Moorfield Farm, Crosland Moor, 14.6.1889. Son of Thomas Albert and Sarah Jane Beaumont, 21 Hawthorne Terrace, Crosland Moor. Educated at Crosland Moor Board School and Higher Grade School, Huddersfield. Married. At the time of enlistment was working as a tailor in Manchester and living at 20 Wardley Street, Walkden, near Manchester. Enlisted 29.6.1916. Killed in action in Havrincourt Wood, near Cambrai, 27.9.1918,

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aged 29 years. Buried in RIBECOURT ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Plot B, Grave 10. ROH:- Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

BEAUMONT, HUBERT HAVELOCK. Private. No 40795. 23rd Battalion (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of James and Mary Alice Beaumont, 145 Shamrock House, Manchester Road, Milnsbridge. Was apprenticed to Mr Timothy Wood, Mill Furnisher, Queen Street, Huddersfield, but later worked for Mr F. H. Hampshire of Holmfirth. Attended Milnsbridge Baptist Chapel, was a member of the Holmfirth Liberal Club and formerly a member of Milnsbridge Liberal Club. Enlisted 29.2.1916. Embarked for France in July, 1916. Killed in action, 24.10.1917, aged 25 years. Buried in POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 42, Row E, Grave 12. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial; commemorated in Salendine Nook Baptist churchyard, 139E.

BEAUMONT, JAMES HUTCHINGS. Lieutenant. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of John and Bertha E. Beaumont, Dogley Villa, Kirkburton. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. Employed by Messrs Marriott and Moss of Halifax. Commissioned in February, 1915. Died of wounds at Boulogne Base Hospital, 24.6.1917, aged 22 years. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row B, Grave 24. ROH:- Almondbury Grammar School; All Hallows Church, Kirkburton; commemorated on headstone in Kirkburton Cemetery.

BEAUMONT, JOHN ARTHUR. Private. No 5966. 19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras). Formerly No C/7244 King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Birchencliffe, 22.4.1895. Son of Joshua and Mary A. Beaumont (stepmother),

Bridgefield House, 145 Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church School and Lindley National School. Employed as a cloth finisher at Messrs John Lee Walker of Deighton. Enlisted 14.10.1915. Killed in action, 15.9.1916, on the Somme, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

BEAUMONT, JOHN VICTOR. Private. No 62496. 5th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 93787 8th T.R. Battalion. Born Meltham. Son of Wilson and Hannah Beaumont of Green Hey, Meltham. Killed in action, 2.9.1918, aged 18 years. Buried in VAULX HILL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row FE, Grave 27. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BEAUMONT, LAWRENCE. Private. No 24367. 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly No 3/20577 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lindley. Son of Hiram and Ellen Beaumont of Huddersfield. Lived 129 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Killed in action, 23.10.1918. Buried in STACEGHEM COMMUNAL CEMETERY, HARLEBEKE. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 8. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, LEWIS. Private. No 242023. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Tom and Annie Beaumont, 6 Upper Hagg, Thongsbridge. Employed at Rock Mills Dyehouse and was a member of the Brockholes Church Young Men’s Class. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Brockholes War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, LLOYD. Corporal. No 11846. 8th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Birkby, Huddersfield. Son of Wright and Lucy Beaumont, 35 Ruthven View, Leeds. Died of wounds, 10.1.1917, aged 24 years. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 3. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, STANLEY. Private. No 40197. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Paddock, Huddersfield. At the time of enlistment was living at Battyeford near Mirfield where he worked as a miner at the King’s Head Pit. Volunteered to serve early in the war but was not then allowed to leave his work. Killed in action, 4.11.1918, aged 20 years. Buried ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row B, Grave 4.

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BEAUMONT, STANLEY. Signaller. No 241434. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Oakes. Son of Mr and Mrs Lockwood Beaumont, 7 Arnold Terrace, Reinwood Road, Lindley. Educated at Oakes Council School and the Higher Grade School, Huddersfield. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs Bairstow, Sons and Company Limited. Attended the Lindley Zion Methodist Church and was a member of the Paddock Institute. Enlisted 8.2.1916. Killed in action at Passchendaele, 7.10.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lindley Zion Methodist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated in Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel yard D188.

BEAUMONT, TOM. Private. No 29159. Sth Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Honley, Son of Mr and Mrs John Beaumont, 58 George Street, Milnsbridge. Employed as a finisher by Messrs Titus Calverley and Sons Limited, Milnsbridge. Was a member of Milnsbridge Socialist Club. Enlisted 28.3.1916. Embarked for France, 17.7.1916. Wounded in action and was in hospital for five months. Returned to France, 5.3.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Arras, 23.4.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, TOM. Private. No 41068. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Outlane Moor. Son of James Wilton and Elizabeth Ellen Beaumont, 22 Grove Street, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Attended Pole Moor Baptist Chapel. Employed as a weaver by the Colne Valley Tweed Company. Was a member of the Upper Slaithwaite Bandroom. Enlisted in the Northumberland Fusiliers, 5.6.1916, and was with them until 4.10.1916, when he was transferred to the West Yorkshire Regiment. Killed in action, 7.3.1917, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Clough Head Methodist Church; St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Pole Moor Baptist Church.

BEAUMONT, WILLIAM. Private. No 16029. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Oliver and Mary Jane Beaumont of Oldfield’s Square, Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Married. Lived Junction Street, Coventry. Killed in action, 14.6.1917, aged 33 years. Buried in R.E. FARM CEMETERY, WYTSCHAETE. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 5S.

BEAUMONT, WILLIAM. Private. No 44999. 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Almondbury. Married. Lived 2 Back Wood Terrace, Primrose Hill. Employed by Messrs J. and E. Morton., Milnsbridge. Reported missing, presumed killed, 21.3.1918, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BEAUMONT, WILLIAM EDWARD. Private. No 98452. 55th Company Machine Gun Corps. Born Hawthorn Terrace, Crosland Moor, 5.6.1894. Son of Mrs Clara Helena Beaumont, 35 Barton Road, Crosland Moor. Educated at Crosland Moor Board School. Attended Crosland Moor United Methodist Church and Sunday School. Employed as a grocer’s assistant. Enlisted 15.1.1917. Killed in action, 10.10.1917, aged 23 years. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 21. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor.

BEAUMONT, WILLIAM HENRY. Private. No 291781. 1/7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Lived with his sister, Mrs Fawcett at 23 Wakefield Road, Moldgreen. Employed by Mr Wortley, hay and straw merchant. Enlisted 1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, 26.10.1917, aged 38 years. Buried in CEMENT HOUSE CEMETERY, LANGEMARCK, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 14, Row D, Grave 12.

BECKETT, ALFRED. Private. No 42120. 2/6th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Born Stocksbridge, Yorkshire. Son of Mrs Annie Elizabeth Firth (formerly Beckett), of Yew Tree, Holmfirth. Attended Holmbridge Parish Church and was a member of the choir. Enlisted 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 21.3.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO

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THE MISSING. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

BECKWITH, WILLIE. Private. No 30/393. 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Southwark, London. Son of John and Sarah Beckwith, 6 Bankgate, Slaithwaite. Employed as a butcher by the Huddersfield Cooperative Society. Attended the Carr Lane Methodist Church, Slaithwaite. Engaged to Constance of the Albion Hotel, Buxton Road. Enlisted May 1916. Embarked for France August, 1916. Wounded in the right leg by a bullet on 28.5.1918 and died in the No 6 Canadian Hospital at Troyes on 11.6.1918, aged 24 years. Buried in PERREUSE CHATEAU FRANCO BRITISH NATIONAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 48. ROH:- Carr Lane Methodist Church; St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BEDFORD, GEORGE. Private. No 24641. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Kirkheaton. Son of Jane Etchell (formerly Bedford) of Fields Place, Kirkheaton. Reported missing, presumed killed, 25.4.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

BEDFORD, JOHN EDWARD. Private. No 5285. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Jubilee Lane, Linthwaite, 28.1.1897. Son of Robert Bedford. Educated at Crosland Moor Council School. Employed as a greengrocer. At the time of enlistment was living at 8 Stoney Battery, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 25.2.1916. Killed in action, 28.2.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- ‘Rising Sun’ Public House, Crosland Moor; St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BEECROFT, ALBERT HENRY. Corporal. No 31312. 18th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Born Marsh 5.3.1881. Educated at Holy Trinity Church Schools. At the time of enlistment was living at 16 Buckingham Street, Moss Side, Manchester. Employed as a commercial traveller. Enlisted May 1915. Killed in action at Guillemont, 30.7.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BEEDLES, ROBERT. Private. No 7454. 6th Battalion King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born Montgomery, Wales, 21.9.1884. Son of Mr R. Beedles of Frolic Street, Newtown, Montgomery, Wales. Educated at Newtown Council School, Montgomery. Married. Employed as a woollen fettler. At the time of enlistment, on 14.9.1914, was living at 61 Gledhill’s Yard, Moldgreen. Died of pneumonia in Etaples Base Hospital, 23.4.1918, aged 34 years. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 32, Row B, Grave 6A.

BEEVER, GEORGE HENRY. Sergeant. No 16748. 12th Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 14187 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Cumberworth. Married Miss Hanwell of Lower Hagg, Holmfirth, at Holmfirth Parish Church in 1913. Lived Lane Head, Shepley. Employed at Messrs Hampson’s Quarries. Played football with the Shepley, Hepworth and Cumberworth teams. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

BEEVER, GLADSTONE. Private. No 24050. 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Denby. Employed by Messrs Z. Hinchliffe and Sons Limited, Denby Dale. Embarked for France in June, 1916. Killed in action, 15.9.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

BEEVER, HARRY. Private. No 45290. 13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 59384 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of John and Elizabeth Beever of Burnlee, Holmfirth. Educated at Park Head Day and Sunday Schools. Employed by Messrs W. H. and J. Barber, Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Enlisted 1.9.1917. Trained at Catterick and later at Whitley Bay, leaving there on 30.3.1918. Arrived in France, 1.4.1918. Reported missing, 12.4.1918, aged 18 years. Buried in LE GRAND BEAUMART BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 9. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

BEEVER, JOHN. Wireless Officer. Mercantile Marine. SS Connemara. Born Huddersfield

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15.7.1894. Son of John and Emily M Beever, Woodland Mount, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. (His father was a uniform maker and hearth-rug manufacturer at Brook Street Mills.) Educated at Fartown Grammar School and Huddersfield Technical College where he studied woollen design. But his great love was the study of wireless apparatus and he erected a large wireless plant at his home. At the outbreak of war he attempted to enlist in both the Army and Navy but was rejected on numerous occasions as he was medically unfit. Twice offered a commission in the Royal Naval Air Service but again was rejected on medical grounds. Ultimately he succeeded in joining the L. and L.W. Passenger boat service as a wireless operator, 4.2.1915. Died at post on duty after sending out an SOS. on SS Connemara after she was sunk in a collision off the Irish Coast. Drowned 3.11.1916. Buried in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BEEVERS, FRANK. Private. No 42618. 8th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born 16 Great Northern Street, Huddersfield in December 1886. Educated at Beaumont Street Council School. Was a partner in the firm of Messrs A. Beevers and Sons, painters and decorators. Enlisted 15.5.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 7.10.1917, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

BEIGHTON, GEOFFREY. Private. No 36984. 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Longwood Road, 8.12.1898. Son of Mr and Mrs William Beighton, 10 Royds Hall, Paddock. Educated at Paddock Council School and Paddock Wesleyan Sunday School. Employed by Messrs Sam Hirst and Sons, Bridge Croft Mills as a cloth finisher. Was a member of Longwood Harriers and the Huddersfield Swimming Club. Enlisted 1.3.1917. Died of wounds on the way to hospital, 29.11.1917, aged 19 years. Buried in MINTY FARM CEMETERY, St. JAN, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 6. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock. Commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield.

(Brother HAROLD BEIGHTON, died of wounds at the Dardenelles, 11.12.15 q.v.).

BEIGHTON, HAROLD. Private. No 16669. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Formerly Trooper in the 2nd Dragoon Guards (Queens Bays). Born Burncross, Sheffield, 28.9.1890. Son of William and Elizabeth (nee Horsfall) Beighton, 10 Royds Hall, Paddock. Educated at Paddock Council School and Huddersfield Higher Grade School. Employed as a butcher by Messrs John Wilkinson and Sons, butchers, Kirkgate Market, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted, 30.8.1914, in the 2nd Dragoon Guards but was later transferred to the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Went out to the Dardenelles in August, 1915. Died of a gunshot wound in the left groin at No 26 Casualty Clearing Station on 11.12.15, aged 25 years. Buried in HILL 10 CEMETERY, SUVLA, GALLIPOLI. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 3. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; All Saints Church, Paddock; Marsden Conservative Club. Commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield. (Brother of GEOFFREY BEIGHTON, died of wounds, 29.11.1917, q.v.).

BEIGHTON, HAROLD. Corporal. No 14552. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Manchester. From the age of three lived with his uncle, Mr Joe Beighton of Hawthorne Terrace, Marsden. Employed as a weaver at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Was an enthusiastic player of football taking the position of centre half in the Marsden United team. Played cricket with the Marsden Second Eleven. Was also a member of the Marsden Conservative Club, taking a great interest in the game of billiards. Enlisted 6.11.1914. Went over to France, 26.8.1915. Died of gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen at the South Midland Casualty Clearing Station, 6.10.1916, aged 28 years. Buried in DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row F, Grave 47. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial. His Uncle received the following letter from stretcher-bearer S. Swallow, ‘Just a few lines as I thought it my duty as a great chum of your nephew to write to you. He was wounded on the night of the 4th October. No one was more sorry than I when he came back over the parapet and said to me ‘Dick, I am hit.’ So I attended

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to him straight away but the worst was then to come for as I was taking him to the dressing station which was two miles away we had to go across open country owing to the condition of the trenches. So we were exposed both to the shell fire and machine gun fire and the Germans didn’t forget to shell us either. When we started from the trenches with your nephew on the stretcher the shells were bursting all around us and at the finish they covered us up with clay and I had to wriggle myself from underneath and then free your nephew. I shall never forget that day — it was hell on earth.’

BELLARBY, REGINALD. Private. No 28834. 13th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born 26.1.1896. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Bellarby, 42 Prospect Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Lindley Church School. Employed by Messrs Alfred Crowther (Huddersfield Limited), plumbers merchants. Enlisted January, 1916, and had been in France for three months. Killed in action, 2.11.1916, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge.

BELLINGHAM. GEORGE T. Private, No 4123 Royal West Kent Regiment, transferred to No (469307) 366th Reserve Employment Company Labour Corps. Husband of Florence Bellingham, 49 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Died in hospital in London on 5.3.1918, aged 42 years. Buried in LOCKWOOD CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- D, 110. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

BELL, FRED. Gunner. No 66709. ‘A’ Battery, 103rd Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Scissett. Son of Annie Bell of High Bridge, Scissett, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 21.10.1917, aged 26 years. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY, RENINGHELST. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 18. ROH:- Scissett War Memorial.

BELL, JOHN CUMMING. Lance Corporal. No S$/11588. 1st Battalion Black Watch. Born Huddersfield 6.1.1897. Son of Thomas and Isobel E. Bell, 2 Trinity Place, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield College School and Rugby Public School. Enlisted September, 1915, in the 11th Battalion Black Watch and went in a draft to the 1st Battalion in France in January, 1916. Was promoted to Lance Corporal in June, 1916.

He fought in the Battle of the Somme from July to September, 1916, and for his gallantry was recommended for the Military Medal. In the capture of a crater in High Wood he was killed instantaneously on 3.9.1916, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Is commemorated on the TTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield College School. His father received the following letter from the Officer Commanding his son’s Company, ‘In the action on August 17th-18th when in ‘No Man’s Land’, your son volunteered to go forward with me to find ‘A’ Company, which we believed to be in the German line and eventually he saved me from walking into the German line in mistake for our own. He behaved in such a brave and creditable way that I recommended him for the Military Medal, but he was killed before the award could be made.’

BELL, ROBERT ALFRED. Private. No 64881. 22nd Battalion (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No TR/5/5696 Territorial Reserve. Born Cleckheaton, 26.3.1899. Son of Charlie and Barbara Ann Bell, 6 Scholes Square, Northgate, Huddersfield. Educated at Beaumont Street Board School. Employed as a crane driver by Sir Robert McAlpine. Enlisted 11.4.1917. Reported missing, presumed dead, 11.4.1918, aged 19 years. Buried CABARET ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row D, Grave 22.

BELL, WILLIAM. Sergeant. No 5/1695. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bradford 6.10.1892. Son of Mrs Ada Foster, 9 Back Spring Street, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Paul’s Church School, Huddersfield. Employed as a labourer by the London and North Western Railway Company. Enlisted in the Territorials in June, 1911. Killed in action, 17.11.1915, aged 23. Buried in ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 13. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate; Huddersfield Drill Hall. London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

BENNETT, WYLIE. Private. No 1201. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Bennett, formerly of Marsden but lived in Shepherd’s Bush, London, from 1912. Grandson of Mrs Sexton

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of Carrs Road, Marsden. Employed by Mr J. E. Crowther at Bank Bottom Mills. Engaged to Miss Lily Hirst of Sandhurst Cottages, Marsden. Was a member of the local Territorials before the outbreak of war. Died of wounds at Rouen Base Hospital, 25.9.1915, aged 20 years. Buried in St. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Grave location:- Plot A, Row 11, Grave 15. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

BENSON, IRVINE. Rifleman. No 1403. 1st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Huddersfield. Son of John and Hannah Benson. Died whilst a Prisoner of War, 30.3.1915, aged 33 years. Buried in TINGLEV CHURCHYARD, TONDER, DENMARK.

BENSON, MARRIOTT. Colour Sergeant. No 6970. No 5 Company, 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, attached Sherwood Foresters. Born Dewsbury. Lived 73 Spring Mill, Milnsbridge. Husband of J. E P. Benson. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos, 13.10.1915, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated, LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BENSON, PERCY. Private. No 240423. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Joe and Ellen Benson. husband of Edith S. Benson, 33 Silver Street, Moldgreen. Employed by Messrs Thomas Broadbent and Sons Limited, engineers, and was a church officer at St. Michael’s Church, Somerset Road. He was a member of the Huddersfield Operatic Society and of the Huddersfield and District Light Opera Society. Killed in action, 31.8.1918, aged 25 years. Buried in VIS-en-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 47. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

BENTLEY, CHARLES EDWARD. Lance Corporal. No 4107. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Husband of Alice Maria Bentley, 54 Fleming House Lane, Dalton, Huddersfield. Regimental Postman. Found drowned in the flood dykes at Mansfield Woodhouse near Clipstone Camp, 30.1.1916, aged 41 years. Buried KIRKHEATON CEMETERY. Grave location:- ‘C’, 450. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BENTLEY, GEORGE. Private. No 4419. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Married. Lived 40 Eldon Road, Marsh, Huddersfield. Employed as a gardener at Greenhead Park and was a member of the Ramsden Street Chapel Brotherhood. Enlisted 9.8.1915. Embarked for France in January, 1916. Killed by a shell, 15.11.1916, aged 26 years. Buried in FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 28. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BENTLEY, IRVIN. Private. No 241708. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born New Mill, 28.9.1890. Educated at New Mill Church School. Employed by Messrs John Crowther and Sons, Union Mills, Milnsbridge, as a woollen piecer. Married. Lived 5 Blamires Yard, Swan Lane, Lockwood. Enlisted 16.3.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BENTLEY, TOM. Captain and Adjutant. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Ravensthorpe. Dewsbury in November, 1888. Son of Mr Tom Bentley of Poplar Villas, Huddersfield. Educated at Hillhouse Council School and was awarded a Holroyd scholarship, which was held later at Fartown Grammar School. Employed as a woollen designer with Messrs Marshall, Kaye and Marshall Limited, woollen manufacturers, Ravensthorpe. Formerly a volunteer and, at the outbreak of the war, was a Sergeant but later received a commission. Married. Died of wounds in France, 4.5.1917, aged 28 years. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 5. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BERRY, ALBERT. Private. Deal/15243 (S) Royal Marine Labour Corps (Dunkerque). Lived 2 Bath Street, Lockwood, Huddersfield. Died 23.10.1918. Buried in DUNKERQUE TOWN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row D, Grave 7. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

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BERRY, ARTHUR. Driver. No L/29245. 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Meltham 7.1.1897. Son of the late Solomon Berry of Meltham. Educated at Meltham National School and Huddersfield Technical College. Employed by Messrs Needhams of Birkby as an apprentice chemist. Single. Died of wounds, 7.2.1917. Buried in BERTRANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 20. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BERRY, BENJAMIN, DCM. Sergeant. No 26747. ‘D’ Battery, 71st Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Lived Cliffe Villa, Shepley. Educated at Penistone Grammar School. Played football with the Shepley team. Was studying farming near Doncaster when war broke out. Awarded the DCM. The following citation is from the London Gazette, dated 12.3.1917,- ‘For conspicuous gallantry in action. He displayed great courage and determination in extinguishing a fire in a gun-pit during a heavy hostile bombardment. He set a splendid example to all ranks.’ Killed in action, 9.8.1917, aged 22 years. Buried in POTIJZE CHATEAU GROUNDS CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 8. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

BERRY, EDGAR. Private. No 50598. 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Shepley. Son of James and Mary Ann Berry, of Greenside, Shepley; husband of Ada Berry of 2 Royal Terrace, Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Employed by Mr Jubb, of Denby Dale, as a painter and decorator. Enlisted December 1916. Killed in action, 3.5.1917, aged 37. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

BERRY, ERNEST ANDREW. Sapper. Royal Engineers. Formerly Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Commercial Crescent, Commercial Street, 6.6.1883. Son of Andrew and Sarah Ann Berry. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a tailor’s presser. Husband of Eleanor Berry, 12 Barrow Buildings, Moldgreen. Enlisted 10.12.1915. Died in the Royal Infirmary, Huddersfield, 17.10.1919, of

tuberculosis, enteritis and peritonitis.

BERRY, FRED. Private. No 268555. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 51 Oak Road, Bradley, 15.12.1896. Educated at

Bradley Church of England School. Employed at Messrs Learoyd Brothers as a textile worker. Married. Killed in action 9.4.1917. Buried in St. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG L’ AVOUE. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row G, Grave 1. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley; Learoyd Brothers; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BERRY, JOHN EDWARD. Private. No 17584. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Barnsley. Lived Milnsbridge. Died of wounds, 22.11.1917. Buried in ROCQUIGNY- EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 30. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

BERRY, JOHN WILLIE. Private. No 333411. 9th (Glasgow Highland) Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Born Honley. Son of John and Clara Berry, Owen Terrace, Bradshaw Road, Honley. Employed at Rock Mills, Brockholes. Attended Woodroyd United Methodist Church. Embarked for France June, 1917. Killed in action, 25.9.1917, aged 20. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

BERRY, JOSEPH, MM. Private. No 240283. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellingtons’ Regiment. Born 35 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield 11.6.1898. Son of the late Arthur and Annie Berry. Educated at Rashcliffe Church School, Huddersfield. Employed as an engineering apprentice by Messrs David Brown and Sons Limited, Park Works, Lockwood. Single. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Awarded the Military Medal in September 1918. Seriously wounded with gunshot wounds to the lungs and chest on 10.10.1918 and died at a Casualty Clearing Station on 13.10.1918, aged 20 years. Buried in BUCQUOY ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row FE, Grave 41. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BERRY, REGINALD. 2nd Lieutenant. 4th Battalion, attached 2nd Battalion, South Staffordshire Regiment. Born Lockwood 9.7.1888. Son of Walter Sydney and Annie Berry, New Hey Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield Higher Grade School.

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Employed as a junior partner in the firm of Messrs Walter Berry and Sons, yarn and wool merchants, 41 Market Street, Deighton Mill, Huddersfield. Joined the Sheffield University Officers Training Corps in January, 1915. Was Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in South Staffordshire Regiment in March, 1915, and was sent out to Jersey for five months training. Embarked for France in August, 1915, and served there for nine months. He was killed on the night of 30.5.1916, when leading a bombing party in an attack against a trench recently taken by the Germans at Vimy Ridge. He was 27 years of age. Buried at CANADIAN CEMETERY No 2, NEUVILLE St. VAAST. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 8. ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church.

BERRY, WALTER. Private. No 19301. 7th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Hanson Lane, Lockwood, 19.12.1890. Son of Alfred and Clara Berry, 10 Thomas Street, Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield. Educated at Mount Pleasant Council School. Attended Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Sunday School and Church, Lockwood. Employed as an iron moulder by Mr James Bailey of Meltham. Enlisted 29.8.1914. Killed in action, 29.12.1916, aged 26 years. Buried in GUARDS’ CEMETERY, LESBOEUEFS. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row T, Grave 5. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

BERRY, WILFRED. Lance Corporal. No 3257. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 4 Meltham Road, Lockwood. Son of Harry and Sarah Ann Berry, 4 Meltham Road, Lockwood. Educated at Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs Vickerman and Sons Limited of Taylor Hill. Attended Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Sunday School. Enlisted 14.11.1914. Killed in action, 3.9.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BERRY, WILLIAM. Private. No 39822. 11th

Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Born Meltham.

Killed in action, 22.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:-. St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BEST, BENJAMIN. Private. No 9467. Ist Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Upperthong, Holmfirth, 12.11.1887. Son of George and Martha Best. Educated at Spring Grove Board School, Huddersfield. Employed as a bootmaker before enlisting on 26.8.1908. Died in Ambala, India, from heat-stroke, 1.7.1915, aged 27 years. Commemorated KARACHI 1914- 1918 WAR MEMORIAL, PAKISTAN.

BETTS, TALBOT. Gunner. No 326420. 287th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Formerly Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs J. T. Betts of Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth. Employed by Messrs. B. Mellor and Sons at Albert Mills. Married, with one child, who was three weeks old on the day his father was killed. Was a member of the local Territorials who were mobilised at the beginning of the war, 4.8.1914. Invalided home and, when he returned to France on 27.7.1917, was transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery. A fortnight later he was killed on 12.8.1917. Eleven men were sleeping in a dugout when a shell came over the top, six were killed and four were wounded, only one escaping injury. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, DICKEBUSCH, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 1. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial.

BEVERLEY, VINCENT ROEBUCK. Private. No 23812. Depot Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Kirkburton. Son of Christopher and Lilly Beverley, 64 George’s Road, Heaton Norris, Cheshire. Died of sickness, contracted whilst a Prisoner of War, on 14.2.1919, aged 27. Buried CHRIST CHURCH CHURCHYARD, HEATON NORRIS, CHESHIRE. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

BICKERDIKE, FRANK. Private. No 1800. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 24 Hope Street, Turnbridge, Huddersfield, in July 1891. Son of the late Tom Alexander Bickerdike (who lost his life in an accident at St. Andrew’s Church in October, 1914) and Martha Bickerdike. Lived with his mother at 1 Lily Street, Turnbridge. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church School. Employed at the Huddersfield Cooperative Society’s painting department. Attended Northumberland Street and Ramsden Street Bible Classes and the Turnbridge Working

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Men’s Club. With his brother, Fred, had been a member of the local Territorials for four years before the outbreak of the war. Killed in action, 23.8.1915, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Northumberland Street Primitive Methodist Church and School; Christ Church, Moldgreen; Huddersfield Drill Hall. His mother received the following letter from her son, Private FRED BICKERDIKE, who was also serving in France, ‘It is with deep regret that I have to write this, for our Frank has been killed this morning by a bullet. I went at once but he was unconscious till he died. We have to be thankful that he had no pain. I know this will be a great shock to you but you must try and bear up for there are thousands of mothers who have given their sons for the country. The Commanding Officer and his Company send their best sympathy and so do all his friends for Frank was one of the best. Do not get depressed, remember tt ts the fortune of war.’

BIGGIN, FRANK. Private. No 21163. Depot Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Lived Square Hill. Died 5.12.1918. Buried in KIRKHEATON CEMETERY. Grave location:- °C’, 1276.

BILSON, HAROLD DAVID. Eng. Sub Lieutenant. Royal Naval Reserve. HMS Sarnia. Born Holmfirth. Son of David and Fanny Bilson of Holmfirth. Husband of Lillian Alice Bilson (whom he married on 18.5.1918). Killed in action involving a submarine in the Mediterranean, 12.9.1918, aged 32 years. Commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL.

BILTCLIFFE, JOHN WAREING. Acting Bombardier. No 1440. 1/2nd East Lancashire Royal Field Artillery. Born Diggle. Lived Marsden. Second son of George and Ada Biltcliffe of 52 Brantfell Road, Blackburn and formerly of Marsden. Was in business with his father as a butcher before joining the forces on 2.2.1915. On Sunday, 23.1.1916, his horse fell on him whilst in training at Uckfield, Sussex. He was admitted to hospital in Brighton where he died of his injuries on 29.1.1916, aged 20 years. Buried in St. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCHYARD, MARSDEN. Grave location:- SE, 7, 21.

BILTCLIFFE, PERCY. Lance Corporal. No 19447. Coldstream Guards. Born Huddersfield. Killed in action, 13.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the PPOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BILTCLIFFE, PERCY. Lance Corporal. No 305486. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Rachel and the late Thomas Biltcliffe, 3 Argyle Street, Marsden. Employed as a woollen piecer by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company. Enlisted August, 1914, and went over to France in January, 1917. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

BINNS, MARK ROWLAND. Gunner. No 96705. Royal Field Artillery. Born Peterborough. Son of Mr and Mrs T. Binns of Craig Street, Peterborough. Lived with his sister at 33 Midland Street, Huddersfield. Was employed as a stableman for three years on the London and North Western Railway at Huddersfield. Enlisted September 1914. Wounded in his right leg, 1.6.1915, and died of septicaemia in Birmingham War Hospital on 14.6.1915, aged 24. Buried with full military honours in PETERBOROUGH CEMETERY. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

BINTCLIFFE, JOHN HENRY. Private. No 306909. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Zillah Bintcliffe of Greengate Head, Outlane. Attended the Wesleyan Sunday School, Outlane, and was also a member of the United Mutual Improvement Society and the Wesleyan Institute. Employed as a woollen weaver by Messrs C. and J. Hirst, Longwood. Enlisted 27.3.1916. Died of septic poisoning, 18.2.1918, aged 25 years. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 23. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BIRCH, CHRISTOPHER SMITH. Private. No 29045. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Upperthong. Son of Mrs WS. Birch of Victoria Street, Holmfirth. Educated at Holmfirth Wesleyan Day School. On leaving school he entered the postal service, first being

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attached to the telegraph department and then he became a postman in both the Holmfirth and Thongsbridge Post Offices. Before enlistment, on 17.8.1916, worked for his grandfather Mr Christopher Dawson, baker and confectioner. Had just been offered a commission when he was killed at the Battle of Passchendaele, 18.10.1917, aged 32 years. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 45, Row H, Grave 13. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

BIRCHLEY, FREDERICK. Guardsman. No 12164. 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Born Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent. Son of George Edd. and Sarah Birchley, 2 Break North Hill, Swanscombe, Greenhithe, Kent. Employed as a labourer until he enlisted in the Grenadier Guards, on 17.4.1905, for a three year period. On the 29.9.1906, he extended his service, staying with the Guards until 17.4.1912. He was then transferred to the Army Reserve list. On 28.6.1913, he married Ada Alice Shillito at St. Helen’s Church, Leeds. One week later, on 4,7.1913, he joined the Huddersfield Borough Police force. Called to the colours on 5.8.1914. On 29.9.1914, Ada Birchley gave birth to their daughter, Grace Ellen. He embarked for France on 26.7.1915. Killed in action during the period 14th to 17th September, 1916, during the Battle of the Somme. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Police Headquarters; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

BIRDSALL, WILFRED. Private. No 23596. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 63 New Street, Paddock, 24.6.1897. Son of the late Tobias and Isabella Mona Birdsall. Educated at Paddock National School. Attended South Street Primitive Methodist Sunday School and Chapel. Employed as a basket maker. Enlisted 10.8.1916. Embarked for France, 4.12.1916. Was killed in action at Guedecourt, 25.12.1916, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- South Street Methodist Chapel; All Saints Church, Paddock.

BIRKS, ARNOLD. Private. No 2826. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth 9.8.1890. Son of Mr and Mrs William Brown, 10 Yews Hill Road. Educated at Mount Pleasant School, Lockwood. Employed as a

pattern maker by Messrs E. M. Browns, East Parade, Huddersfield. Married. At the time of enlistment was living at 2 Thornton Road, Longroyd Bridge. Enlisted in the Territorials at the age of 17 and had completed his five years service. Re-enlisted at the outbreak of war. Killed in action at Pilkem Ridge, near Ypres, 17.8.1915, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BIRMINGHAM, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 5/3463. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 7.8.1895. Foster son of Mrs Firth, 6 Castlegate, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Patrick’s School. Employed as an oiler at Albion Mills, Firth Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 6.11.1914. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 4.7.1916, aged 20 years. Buried in CONNAUGHT CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 3. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BIRMINGHAM, THOMAS. Private. No 50007. 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born High Street, Huddersfield, 7.2.1900. Son of William and Florence Birmingham, 10 Watergate, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Patrick’s School, Huddersfield. Employed as a general labourer by Messrs L. B. Holliday and Company, of Deighton. Single. Enlisted 29.6.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 28.3.1918, aged 18 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on

the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BIRRELL, BERNARD. Private. No 52008. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Died at home, 22.12.1918. Buried in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 11B, 116. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

BLACKBURN, FRED. Lance Corporal. No 23147. 13th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Taylor Hill, Huddersfield. Son of David And Eleanor K. Blackburn, 65 Barcroft Road, Close Hill, Huddersfield. Educated at Berry Brow Council School and Huddersfield College. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Kaye and Stewart of Lockwood and formerly was a grocer’s assistant at the Close Hill Cooperative Stores. Attended Taylor Hill Primitive Methodist Church

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and Sunday School. Enlisted 6.8.1915. Killed in action, 19.7.1916, aged 26 years. Buried in MAROC BRITISH CEMETERY, GRENAY, FRANCE. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 32. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome; Taylor Hill Primitive Methodist Church.

BLACKBURN, JOHN WILLIE. Private. No 65100. 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 32043 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Brighouse. Lived Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe. Married, with three children. Employed by Messrs Stringer and Son, Emley Moor Collieries. Killed in action, 23.8.1918, aged 38 years. Buried in RAILWAY CUTTING CEMETERY, COURCELLES-LE- COMTE. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 34. ROH:- St. Aidan’s Church, Skelmanthorpe.

BLACKBURN, JOSEPH WILLIAM. Lance Corporal. No DM2/207576. Army Service Corps. Born Leys, Longwood, 14.7.1893. Son of Albert and Mary Blackburn, 14 Parkwood Road, Longwood. Educated at Goitfield Board School, Longwood. Was employed as a dyer by Messrs. Wadsworth, Lees and Company Ltd., Leymoor Dyeworks. Single. Attended Longwood Wesleyan Chapel and had acted as assistant secretary at the Sunday School. Enlisted 31.8.1916. Died at home whilst on leave, of pneumonia, following influenza and bronchitis on 11.2.1919, aged 25 years. His demobilisation papers arrived the same day. Buried in LONGWOOD WESLEYAN BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- north part. ROH:- Longwood Wesleyan Chapel; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

BLACKBURN, PERCY WILLIAM. Gunner. No 83782. 243rd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Linthwaite. Son of Job and Anne Blackburn of 5 Flathouse, Linthwaite. Employed as a weaver by Mr J E Crowther at Bank Bottom Mills. Was a member of the Slaithwaite United Harriers. Single. Enlisted 20.5.1916. Killed in action, 7.9.1917, aged 24 years. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row H, Grave 52. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

BLACKBURN, STANLEY. Private. No 36812. 1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Huddersfield. Lived St. John’s Road, Birkby. Killed in action, 31.5.1918. Has no known grave.

Commemorated on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BLACKBURN, WILLIAM MORRIS. Private. No 241846. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born New Mill, 18.12.1878. Son of John William and Elizabeth Blackburn, 140 Ash Brow Road, Fartown. Assisted his father in his business as a plumber. Was a member of the bible class at Christ Church, Woodhouse. Enlisted 23.3.1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 39 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial

BLACKSTONE, FRANK. Gunner. No 29378. ‘D’ Battery 64th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Marsden. 10.9.1898. Son of Charles T. and Sarah J. Blackstone, 94 Willow Lane, Birkby. Educated at St. Thomas’s Church of England School, Longroyd Bridge. Single. Died of wounds, 14.5.1918, at No 8 Stationary Hospital, Wimereux, aged 19 years. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 80. ROH:- St Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BLAKELEY, JAMES EDWARD, MM. Sergeant. No 305907. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived 2 Lane, Lingards, Slaithwaite. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Had served four and a half years with the Colours. Awarded the MM, 16.7.1918. Came home from France with the Cadre of the 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment a week before he died of pneumonia, on 14.5.1919, aged 22 years. Buried with full military honours in CEMETERY. Grave location:- B, 3, 111. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BLAKEY, HAROLD. Private. No 204537. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 10.11.1897. Son of Joe Smith Blakey, 481 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Hillhouse Council School, Huddersfield. Employed as a joiner’s apprentice. Enlisted 15.1.1915. Killed in action, 6.10.1917, at Passchendaele. Buried in TYNE COT

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CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 34, Row G, Grave 22. ROH:- St. Hilda’s Church, Cowcliffe; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BLAKEY, JAMES. Private. No 1789. 1/7th Battalion (Colne Valley Territorials) Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bradford. Had lodged with Mrs Warrington, Warrington Terrace, Marsden, for three years before enlistment. Employed by Mr J.E. Crowther Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden as a cloth presser. Killed in action, 29.10.1915, aged 25 years. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 3. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

BLAKE, JAMES. Private. No 45815. 12th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield. Lived with his sister, Mrs K. Sykes, at 17 Castlegate, Huddersfield. Employed as a labourer by British Dyes Limited. Attended St. Joseph’s Church, Huddersfield. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 12.4.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on

the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BLAND, THOMAS WILLIAM. Private. No 40758. 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Bland of Far Dene, Kirkburton. Employed as a groom by Major Holliday. Enlisted in 1916. Killed in action, 28.9.1918, aged 20 years. Buried in ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY, FLESQUIERES. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 34. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

BLEZARD, ARTHUR. Private. No 269334. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 22 Silver Street, Moldgreen. Son of Mr James Blezard, 156 Wakefield Road, Moldgreen. Educated at Moldgreen Council School. Employed as a labourer. Enlisted 4.8.1917. Killed in action, 10.4.1918, north west of Bapaume. Buried in DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 21. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BODKER, JOHN GEORGE. Lieutenant. York and Lancaster Regiment, attached 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of the late Mrs Bodker of Folkestone and son in

law of Mr Tom Bentley of Halifax Old Road. Commenced his business career with Messrs W. Holmes and Company Limited, engineers of Turnbridge and later served with a firm of colliery proprietors in Durham. Enlisted in a Territorial battalion and obtained his commission in February, 1915. Married and living at 132 Halifax Old Road. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 20.11.1917, aged 25 years. Buried in RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row F, Grave 9. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BOLTON, CHARLES EDWARD. Private. No 41413. 26th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 17776 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 18.2.1894. Son of Charles M. and Ada Bolton, 16 South Street, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Paul’s Church of England School. Employed as a traveller for Messrs. Snowden’s, confectioners, of Huddersfield. Was a member of the Huddersfield Permanent Orchestra where he played the violin. Attended the Hillhouse P.S.A. and the Ramsden Street Congregational Church. Single. Enlisted 20.1.1916. Killed in action, 19.12.1916, aged 22 years. Buried in RATION FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, ARMENTIERES. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 3.

BOND, WILLIAM ARTHUR, MC and Bar. Captain and Flight Commander. King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, attached to 40th Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Born Chesterfield 2.7.6.1890. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Bond, ‘Sherwood,’ Tennyson Avenue, Chesterfield and formerly of Milnsbridge. Educated at Clay Cross and Netherthorpe Grammar Schools. Was on the sub-editorial staff of the Huddersfield Examiner and afterwards joined the Paris staff of the Daily Mail. Enlisted in August, 1914, as a Private in the 20th Hussars. Was commissioned into the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was afterwards transferred to the Royal Flying Corps. Married in January, 1917, to Miss Aimee McHardy. Reported missing on 22.7.1917, when his aeroplane was seen to go down out of control near Lens, aged 28. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS FLYING SERVICES MEMORIAL. ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church. The Major of his unit, in a

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letter, described him as ‘a wonderful pilot and a magnificent patrol leader.’

BONSER, HENRY. Private. No 41126. Ist Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Formerly No 31651 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Cumberworth. Son of the late Mr W Bonser and Mrs Bonser of Grasscroft, Almondbury. Husband of Lily Bonser, 22 Back Industrial Street, Primrose Hill. Employed as a dairyman by the Huddersfield Cooperative Dairies Limited. Attended the Huddersfield Mission. Enlisted 6.11.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 1.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

BOOTH, ARNOLD. Private. No 24343. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mrs Susannah Booth, 19 Thornhill Road, Longwood. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 25.4.1917, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

BOOTH, EDWIN SYKES. Gunner. No 174036. 3rd Battery, 45th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Crosland Moor, 5.12.1882. Son of Silas and Charlotte Booth, 75 Thorn Road, Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield. Educated at Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs William Cumming and Company, Railway Street. Attended Thornton Lodge Wesleyan Church and Sunday School and was a member of the choir. Was also member of Lockwood Conservative Club. Married. At the time of enlistment was living at 115 North Street, Lockwood. Enlisted 21.9.1916. Died of wounds at the 2nd Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 27.11.1917, aged 36 years. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 26, Row A, Grave 13A. ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

BOOTH, EMMANUEL. Gunner. Royal Field Artillery. Born Honley Moor, 29.9.1877. Educated Primrose Hill School. Employed as a cotton piecer by Messrs Whiteleys of Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 5.8.1914 . Died in Storths Hall Mental Asylum of General Paralysis of the Insane, 16.10.1917.

BOOTH, FRANK. Ordinary Seaman. No J/50575. Royal Navy. HMS Anchusa. Born Bradley, 1.10.1894. Son of George H. and Mary Hannah Booth, 47 Coal Pit Lane, Outlane. Educated at Bradley School. Employed as cloth finisher by Messrs Joseph Hoyle and Son, Longwood. Single. Enlisted in the Navy in 1916. Killed in action involving a submarine off the north coast of Ireland, 16.7.1918, aged 23. Commemorated on the PYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Privates WILLIE and SELWYN BOOTH, both killed in action, q.v.).

BOOTH, FRANK. Private. No 29119. 123rd Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No C/7275 King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Bradford Road, Huddersfield, 28.2.1897. Son of Norman Booth, 142 Junction Road, Leek, Staffordshire. Educated at schools in the Gorton area of Manchester. Lived with his grandfather at 21 Burbeary Road, Lockwood. Employed firstly at Huddersfield Technical College and then as a clerk in the textile office of Mr Allan Gee. Enlisted in 1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele, 23.9.1917, aged 20 years. Buried KEMMEL No1 FRENCH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 9. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Moldgreen War Memorial; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

BOOTH, FREDERICK STEPHEN. Private. No G/52850. ‘B’ Company, 9th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 10/ 57074 103rd Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born West Hartlepool. Son of John and Ellen Booth, 4 Carriage Drive, Lockwood, Huddersfield. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Arras on 3.5.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- commemorated on headstone in Lockwood Cemetery.

BOOTH, GEORGE. Lance Corporal. No 40801. 23rd Battalion (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Born New Mill. Son of Mr James Booth of Totties, Holmfirth. Employed in the warehouse at Ford Mill, Holmfirth. Attended Scholes Primitive Methodist Chapel, being Sunday School Superintendent, a member of the choir and a lay preacher. He was a keen cricketer, playing for the Holmfirth team and winning the gold medal of the Huddersfield

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and District league for the best bowling. When he pleaded a conscientious objection to warfare the Holmfirth Tribunal granted him a non-combatant certificate. But when he reported himself to Halifax Barracks, however, he felt that he could not avail himself of the privilege granted to him by the tribunal and he enlisted on 5.5.1916, going into training at North Shields. Embarked for France in July 1916. Died of wounds, 7.6. 1917, aged 25 years. Buried in BAILLEUL ROAD EAST CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row B, Grave 11. (Brother of Private PERCY BOOTH, who died of wounds, 20.7.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

BOOTH, GEORGE ERNEST. Private. No 7700. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Moores Buildings, Lowerhead Row, Huddersfield, 6.4.1880. Educated at Beaumont Street Council School, Huddersfield. Employed as a labourer by the London and North Western Railway at the Huddersfield Goods Station. Married, with four children. Was a reservist and had served for three years in India. Rejoined on 5.8.1914. Killed in action at Hill 60 on 18.4.1915, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

BOOTH, GEORGE HENRY. Private. No 28460. 31st Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 16880 East Lancashire Regiment. Born Huddersfield, 15.11.1893. Son of Tom and Annie Booth, 19 Trinity Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Holy Trinity Church of England School. Employed by Mr J W Hobson as a tobacconist’s traveller. Enlisted October 1914. Went to the Dardenelles and France. Died of wounds, 28.3.1918, aged 24 at Etaples Base Hospital. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 33, Row C, Grave 21A. (Brother of Private HERBERT BOOTH, killed in action, 6.11.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

BOOTH, GEORGE HERBERT. Private. No 301950. 2/7th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 6083 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mrs John Booth of Underbank. Educated at Netherthong National School. Married, with two children. Lived at Liphill Bank. Employed by Messrs. W. H. and J. Barber, Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Enlisted July 1916. Killed in action, 2.4.1918, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His wife received a letter from a friend of her husband who wrote, ‘T saw him just before he went into action and shook hands with him. He was quite cheerful. We knew we were in for a hot time but I did not think it would be the last time I should ever see him. The news that he had been killed was a great shock to me because he was the only pal I had out here whom I knew. Of course I have some good pals in the Regiment. Well I am glad to tell you we have got out of it and I think Iam a lucky chap.’ ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

BOOTH, HAROLD. Driver. No 115750. ‘A& Battery, 55th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Brighouse. Son of Henry Lawton and Annie Maria Booth, 39 Springdale Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Mount Pleasant Council School, Huddersfield. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs James McDonald and Company, Wood Street, Huddersfield. Attended St. Thomas’s Church and was a member of the Young Men’s Bible Class. Enlisted 28.10.1915 and went out to India in the following July. Was later drafted to Mesopotamia where he died of dysentery on 16.1.1918, aged 21 years. Buried in BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 16, Row J, Grave 4. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge; St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe;

memorial in Lockwood cemetery.

BOOTH, HARRY. Private. No 39664. 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly No DM2/230987 Army Service Corps. Born Berry Brow, 18.2.1898. Son of Alfred and Annie Booth, 31 School Lane, Berry Brow, Huddersfield. Educated at Berry Brow Council School. Employed at British Dyes as a motor driver and was connected with Salem United Methodist Church, Berry Brow. Single. Enlisted 9.10.16. Accidentally killed behind the lines near Bethune, 25.6.1917, aged 19 years. Buried

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in PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row R, Grave 9. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

BOOTH, HERBERT. Private. No 32436. 1/4th Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. Formerly Motor Transport Section, Army Service Corps. Son of Mrs Booth, 19 Trinity Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Holy Trinity Church of England School, Huddersfield and was in the choir at Trinity Church. Employed by Mr R. A. Bell, wholesale druggist, as a motor driver. Enlisted 19.4.1915. Killed in action, 6.11.1917, aged 28. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private GEORGE HENRY BOOTH, died of wounds, 23.3.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

BOOTH, JAMES FREDERICK. Private. No 240799, 1/7th Battalion (Colne Valley Territorials) Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Salendine Nook, 8.11.1895. Son of Mr and Mrs Albert Booth, 19 Bank End, Greenhead Lane, Dalton. Educated at Lepton Council School. Employed by Messrs Haighs, St. John’s Road, Huddersfield as a tailor’s cutter. Enlisted October 1914. Reported wounded and missing, presumed killed, 12.4.1918, aged 22 years. Buried in CABARET ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row D, Grave 27. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial.

BOOTH, JOHN. Private. No 241147. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Rowley Hill, Lepton. Employed as a collier by Messrs Swift and Netherwood. Killed in action, 3.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried in MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 23. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BOOTH, LAWRENCE EWART. Private. No 2314. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 19 Lowergate, Longwood 13.5.1898. Son of Harry Booth (foreman of the London and North Western Railway Company Goods Station, Longwood). Lived 51 Crow Lane Terrace, Milnsbridge. Educated at Paddock Council School and Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Apprenticed to Messrs A. Dawson and Sons, butchers, Milnsbridge. Attended the

Paddock Congregational Church and also St. Michael’s Mission Church, Milnsbridge. Single. Enlisted 7.10.1914. Embarked for France April 1915. Shot by a sniper in the trenches, 27.5.1915, aged 17 years. Buried in RUE- DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 15. ROH:- Shared Church, Paddock; St. John’s Church, Golcar; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BOOTH, LEWIS. Private. No 38160. 17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Wooldale. Son of George Henry and Elizabeth Booth; husband of Ann Booth of Hollin Gleave, New Mill. Employed by Messrs Cooper and Liversedge, dyers, of Honley as a stoker. Taken prisoner by the Germans on 21.8.1917. Died of pneumonia at Cassel, Germany, on 21.4.1918, aged 35 years. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row F, Grave 7. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial

BOOTH, MAURICE. 1st Class Stoker. No SS/110814. Royal Navy. HMS Lion. Born Marsden. Son of Moses Booth, 15 Mount Road, Marsden. Employed as a weft man by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company Limited, New Mills, Marsden. Single. Had completed five years active service in the Navy on 12.3.1915 but had seven years to serve in the Reserve so he was kept on service. Had served on board HMS Lion since she was first commissioned. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland, 31.5.1916, aged 26 years. Commemorated on the PYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

BOOTH, OLIVER. Private. No 91486. Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Quarmby, Huddersfield, 14.4.1898. Son of Mr and Mrs Albert Booth, 19 Bank End, Greenhead Lane, Dalton. Educated at Lepton Council School and Huddersfield Technical College. Was a pupil teacher under the Huddersfield Education Committee. Single. Enlisted November 1916. Died in Worksop Hospital, of pneumonia, 31.10.1918. Buried in ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 67. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

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BOOTH, PERCY. Private. No 2816. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Totties, Thongsbridge. Son of James and Eliza Booth. Educated at Wood Lane Bottom School and attended Scholes Primitive Methodist Church. Employed as a millhand in the finishing department at Glendale Mills. Enlisted in Huddersfield, 5.9.1914, training at Clipstone Camp and later at Doncaster. Embarked for France April, 1915. Died of wounds at Rouen, 20.7.1916, aged 20 years. Buried in St. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Grave location:- Plot A, Row 16, Grave 38. ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall. His parents received the following letter from the Rev. W. E. Harper, a Church of England Chaplain at No 1 Stationary Hospital at Rouen, ‘It is with the deepest sympathy that I have to tell you of the death of your son who died of wounds in this hospital at 1.30am on 20.7.1916. His wound was in the left knee and the leg had to be amputated to try to save him but he passed away unconsciously and without pain. He ts to be buried tomorrow in St. Sever’s Cemetery, Rouen. May God comfort you in your grief over the loss of a brave and gallant son.’ (Brother of Lance-Corporal GEORGE BOOTH, who died of wounds, 7.6.1917, q.v.).

BOOTH, PHILIP JOHN, MC. Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. Son of James John and Alice Elizabeth Booth of Whitegates, Netherton. Educated Uppingham Public School; left December 1913. Granted his commission from the Royal Military College, Sandhurst. Embarked for France in June 1916. Served in France with 2nd Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Awarded the Military Cross in September, 1917, for ‘conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty at a critical moment. He took command of his company under direct fire of a hostile machine gun which, had killed his Company Commander, and assaulted the position, capturing the gun and killing its team. He then led his company to their final objective under heavy fire and it was entirely owing to his gallantry and determined energy that his men were able to hold their ground and repulse the hostile counter attacks which were continually against them throughout the day’. (London Gazette 9th January, 1918). Died of pneumonia, 2.3.1920, aged 23. Buried in HAIDAR PASHA CEMETERY, ISTANBUL. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 12.

BOOTH, ROLAND HARTLEY. Boy 1st Class. No J/24104. Royal Navy. HMS Hawke. Born Huddersfield, 1897. Son of Arthur Newsome and Ruthetta Booth, 177 Newsome Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. Enlisted in the Royal Navy in 1913. Killed in action involving a submarine in the North Sea, 15.10.1914, aged 17 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Almondbury Grammar School; St. John’s Church, Newsome.

BOOTH, SELWYN. Corporal. No 241401. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bradley 14.5.1896. Son of Mr and Mrs Booth, 47 Coal Pit Lane, Outlane. Was a chorister at St. Mary’s Church, Outlane. Employed by Messrs Crowthers, Stanley Mills, Milnsbridge, prior to enlisting on 2.11.1915. Single. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Cambrai, 27.11.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall. (Brother of Privates WILLIE AND FRANK BOOTH, killed in action, q.v.).

BOOTH, THOMAS ROGER. Private. No 24863. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Hirst and Harriet Booth of Ward Place, Holmfirth; husband of Sarah Booth (later Jessop), Old Yew, Holmbridge, Huddersfield. Educated at Choppards School and the Wesleyan Sunday School. Employed as a fettler at Dover Mills and later at Vickermans of Thongsbridge. A keen football player and cricketer. Killed by shellfire, 10.6.1917, aged 32 years. Buried in DERRY HOUSE CEMETERY No 2, WYTSCHAETE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 7. ROH:- Cartworth War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BOOTH, TOM. Lance Corporal. No 5863. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Rastrick, Brighouse. Educated at Rastrick Schools. Husband of Anni Booth, 10 Folly Road, Cowcliffe. Employed as a warehouseman. Enlisted 5.8.1914. Killed in action, near Ypres, 8.11.1914, aged 36 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Hilda’s Church, Cowcliffe; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War

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Memorial; Brighouse War Memorial; St. Matthew’s Church, Rastrick.

BOOTH, WALTER. Private. No 47369. 22nd Battalion (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Holmfirth. Enlisted Halifax.

Killed in action, 21.3.1918. Has no known grave.

Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BOOTH, WILFRED. Lance Corporal. No 21/962. 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Industrial Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Son of George and Mary Elizabeth Booth, 46 Kilner Bank, Moldgreen. Employed as a packer by Messrs Broadbent and Groves Limited, Kirkheaton. Attended the Buxton Road Wesleyan Young Men’s Class. Single. Killed in action at Arras, 6.5.1917, aged 22 years. Buried in St. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 2.

BOOTH, WILLIE. Private. No 10/3839. 2nd Wellington Battalion New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Born Bradley, Huddersfield, 23.8.1892. Son of George Hay and Mary Booth, 47 Coal Pit Lane, Outlane. Was formerly a scholar, church councillor and sidesman at St. Mary’s Church, Outlane. Emigrated to New Zealand. Single. Before enlistment was living at Riverside Farm,

Normanby Road, Manai, Taranaki, New Zealand.

Enlisted 15.11.1915. Killed in action, 15.6.1916, aged 23 years. Buried in CITE BONJEAN MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 40. (Brother of Privates SELWYN AND FRANK BOOTH, killed in action, q.v.). ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

BOOTH, WILLIE. Private. No 41733. 2nd Battalion Wellington Regiment New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Born Holmfirth. Son of Richard and Emily Booth. Educated St. John’s School, Holmfirth. Was a joiner by trade. Went out to New Zealand in 1908. Single. Killed in action, 22.7.1918, aged 32 years. Buried in SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No 1. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row C, Grave 13.

BOOTHROYD, ALFRED. Private. No 3/9796. 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Lepton 30.9.1870. Educated at Lepton National School. Employed as a labourer at the Leeds Road Fireclay Works at Field House. Married,

with one child. Enlisted October 1914. (Had also served in Egypt and was present at the fall of Omdurman and subsequently served all through the South African War). Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 18.8.1916, aged 45 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill.

BOOTHROYD, DENNIS ALLEN. Private. No 17772. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Allan and Eliza Boothroyd, Lake Cottage, Honley. Employed by Messrs Liversedge, dyers, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Attended Honley Primitive Methodist Church and was a member of the choir. Enlisted January 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 12.10.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

BOOTHROYD GAMALIEL. Private. No 23419. Durham Light Infantry. Son of Mr Gamaliel Boothroyd of Pog Ing, Holmfirth. Educated at Wooldale Council School and Townend Primitive Methodist Sunday School. Assisted his father with his yeast business. Enlisted June 1916. Went across to France in October, 1916, after training at Hornsea. In June, 1917, was severely wounded in the left thigh and left hand. He remained in hospital until May, 1918, when he was invalided out of the army. Died in Holmfirth Auxiliary Hospital from tuberculosis of the lungs and spine, 20.10.1918, aged 29 years. Buried in CHRIST CHURCH CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, NEW MILL. ROH:- Wooldale.

BOOTHROYD, GEORGE CLEMENT. Lance Corporal. No 28792. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Denby. Son of John and Emily Boothroyd of Lower Denby. Died of wounds, 9.2.1917, aged 28 years. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 32. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

BOOTHROYD, HARRY. Private. No 269184. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Swan Lane, Lockwood 16.3.1882. Son of George Boothroyd. Husband of Edith Annie Boothroyd, 63 Blackhouse Road, Fartown. Employed by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited,

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Leeds Road. Was a member of the Bradley Mills Bowling Club. Enlisted 17.3.1917. Killed in action, 14.4.1918, aged 36 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

BOOTHROYD, HERBERT. Private. No 2168. 4th Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Born Sheepridge, Huddersfield, 26.6.1885. Son of Law and Ann Boothroyd, 52 Bentley Street, Lockwood. Educated at Mirfield Grammar School. Employed as a school teacher. Enlisted 16.9.13. Died at home, 52 Bentley Street, Lockwood, of Chronic Nephritis on 14. 11. 1920, aged 35. Buried in LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- D, ‘C’, 143C. ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

BOOTHROYD, HILDRED. Lance Corporal. No 52006. 6th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry. Born Netherton, 30.7.1893. Son of Walker and Martha Boothroyd, 17 Burbeary Road, Lockwood. Educated at Netherton Wesleyan School and Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a reedmaker by Mr Walter Ellis of Commercial Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 25.6.1917. Died of pneumonia in Bradford War Hospital, 20.11.1918, aged 25 years. Buried with full military honours in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 47, 90. (On his headstone is inscribed: ‘his sister died of a broken heart on 29.11.1918 age 16’). ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

BOOTHROYD, JOE. Private. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Born Almondbury, 29.1.1881. Educated at Almondbury Central National School. Employed as a warehouseman in astrakhan and plush manufacture. Husband of Nellie Boothroyd, 55 Northgate, Almondbury. Enlisted 4.5.1917. Died in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary ‘of the effects of war’, 4.7.1920. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

BOOTHROYD, NORMAN. Private. No 29840. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Crosland Moor. Son of Friend and Caroline Boothroyd, 3 Barton Road, Crosland Moor.

Attended Crosland Moor Wesleyan Chapel. Employed in the teazing department of Messrs Gledhill Brothers, Longroyd Bridge. Single. Enlisted 30.11.1916. Had only been in France for five weeks when he died from a wound to the right thigh at No 24 Casualty Clearing Station on 13.5.1917, aged 25 years. Buried in AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row J, Grave 15. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

BOOTHROYD, RICHARD. Private. No PO/18942. 6th Battalion Royal Marine Light Infantry. Born Shepley 5.11.1898. Son of Clement and Frances Boothroyd, Yew Tree Villas, Station Road, Shepley. Enlisted 8.10.1915. Died of wounds at Svyatnavalok, North Russia, 27.8.1919. Buried in MURMANSK NEW BRITISH CEMETERY and also commemorated on THE BROOKWOOD RUSSIA MEMORIAL IN BROOKWOOD MILITARY CEMETERY, SURREY. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial. A letter was written on Canadian YMCA headed note paper from Richard’s Company Captain to Mrs Boothroyd, ‘I very much regret having to write to announce the death of your son Private Boothroyd. We managed to get him back to the doctor who did everything he could for him. Unfortunately the only way we could get him back to Svyatnavlok was by country carts where I am afraid he was rather badly shaken up. Nevertheless he was very cheery when we arrived and everybody thought there was quite a chance for him. He got worse during the night and died tn the early morning. He was buried here on the 29th at Svyatnaolok Church. I wish I had a camera here but unfortunately I have none. Major Laing, myself and all the subalterns join me in offering you our deepest sympathy in your bereavement. If there is anything else I can do for you please let me know.’

BOOTHROYD, PERCY. Private. No 241924. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Birkby 28.5.1893. Son of T S and E Boothroyd, 12 Armitage Road, Birkby. Educated at Hillhouse School. Employed as a lithographic machine minder. Married. At the time of enlistment, on 10.12.1915, was living at 17 Broomfield Terrace, Broomfield Road. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS

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MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BOOTHROYD, THOMAS RAYMOND. Private. No 241865. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 34 Kaye Lane, Almondbury 24.12.1896. Son of Wright Boothroyd, 7 Fenay Lane, Almondbury. Educated at Central National Schools, Almondbury. Employed as a van man. Single. Enlisted 16.2.1916. Wounded at Cambrai, 4.12.1917. Died of pneumonia at 7 Fenay Lane, Almondbury, 19.1.1920. Buried in ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave location:- L, ‘C’, 222. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

BOOTHROYD, WILLIAM. Lance Corporal. No 36657. 7th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Charles Henry and Sarah Boothroyd; husband of May Boothroyd. Died of tuberculosis at home, 29.1.1919, aged 29 years. Buried in HONLEY CHURCH BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- 122, 4529. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

BOOTHROYD, WILLIAM M. R. Lance Corporal. Machine Gun Corps. Formerly Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Joe Boothroyd, Town Head, Honley. Employed by the Honley Cooperative Society. Enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment at 16 years of age. He fought at Gallipoli, where he was wounded, and afterwards served in Egypt

and France. Taken prisoner by the Germans on 21.3.1918. Died at the Prisoner of War Camp at

Stendal, Germany. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

BOOTHROYD, WILLIE. Private. No 39006. 14th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 14401 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived Bradshaw Road, Honley. Died 21.9.1918. Buried in St. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 31. ROH:- Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church.

BORTHWICK, JOHN EDWIN. Private. No 9877. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born York. Lived Clayton West. Killed in action, 5.10.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT

MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

BOSTOCK, WILLIE. Private. No 10643. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived at Whitworth’s Buildings, Lascelles Hall, Kirkheaton. Had been in the Army a few years before the outbreak of the war. Had been three times invalided home. Killed in action, 3.5.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

BOTTERILL, ALFRED ROSE. Private. No 23953. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bishop Wilton. Yorkshire. Lived at The Knowle, Shepley. Employed by Messrs Firth Brothers. Keenly interested in rabbits and had been a successful exhibitor. Enlisted March, 1916, and embarked for France on 14.9.1916. Killed in action, 5.10.1916, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

BOTTOMLEY, ARCHIE. Gunner. No 366222. 20th Siege Battery (North Scottish) Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Upperthong. Son of George and Janet Bottomley, 6 Cooperative Terrace, Meltham. Married, with one child. Employed as a tuner in the spooling department at Meltham Mills. Died of wounds, 12.9.1917, aged 30 years. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row I, Grave 6. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BOTTOMLEY, FRANK. Bombardier. Royal Field Artillery. Lived Old Lane, Hinchliffe Mill, Holmfirth. Employed at Farrar’s Dyeworks, Honley. Played cricket with the Holmbridge and Cartworth Moor teams. Was a member of the Hinchliffe Mill brass band. Attended Hinhcliffe Mill Wesleyan Chapel. Married, with three children. Enlisted August 1916. Saw service in Damascus and Mesopotamia. Returned home on 5.1.1920. Died at home on 27.1.1920, aged 31 years. Buried HINCHLIFFE MILL WESLEYAN CHAPEL.

BOTTOMLEY, LEWIS. Private. No 268580. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of John and Ellen Bottomley

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of Ardwick, Manchester and late of Fern Lea, Marsden. Educated at Marsden National School and Longwood Grammar School. Attended Marsden Parish Church where he was a choirboy. Was a member of the Marsden Conservative Club. Employed in the family firm of Messrs J. and J. Bottomley as a contractor. A keen cricketer and football player. Enlisted in October, 1914, at the age of 16 years. Killed in action, 29.4.1918, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial; Marsden Conservative Club; memorial in Marsden Churchyard; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

BOTTOMLEY, LEWIS. Private. No S/18016. Ist Battalion Cameron Highlanders. Born Crosland Moor, 23.6.1887. Educated at Crosland Moor Board School. At the time of enlistment was employed as a weaver at Peebles, Scotland. Single. Enlisted 3.5.1915. Killed in action on the Somme, 18.8.1916, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor.

BOTTOMLEY, MICHAEL STANLEY. Gunner. No 32879. ‘C’ Battery 88th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Victoria Street, Lockwood, 1893. Son of Dyson and Catherine Bottomley. Educated Huddersfield Parish Church School. Employed as a porter at Huddersfield Railway Station. Single. Killed in action, 22.4.1918, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

BOTTOMLEY, WILLIAM. Private. No GS5/71038. London Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of George Bottomley, 13 Sandhurst Cottages, Marsden. Married. Living at Victoria Terrace, Marsden. Employed as a spinner at Ready Carr Mill, Marsden. Was a member of the Conservative Club and attended Marsden Parish Church. He was a member of Marsden Brass Band. Enlisted April 1917. Embarked for France, 30.9. 1917. Missing in action, 26.10.1917, aged 25 years. Commemorated on TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

BOTTRILL, CHRISTOPHER THOMAS. Sergeant. No 6837. 16th Battalion (1st Manchester Pals) Manchester Regiment. Born Shelley. Lived Chorlton-cum-Hardy. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley; commemorated on his parents’ headstone in churchyard.

BOULTON, ARTHUR FREDERICK. Private. No 11340. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Dodsroyd, Berry Brow, 7.8.1890. Son of Arthur Frederick Boulton, 19 Scholes Road, Birkby. Educated at St. Paul’s Church School. Employed as a labourer by Messrs William Whiteley and Sons Limited, Prospect Ironworks, Lockwood. Single. Lived with his sister Mrs Tom Berry at 63 Lightcliffe Road, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 27.8.1914. Served in the Dardenelles. Killed whilst acting as a stretcher- bearer, 18.10.1917, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

BOWER, CHARLES FREDERICK. Private. No 241714. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Dale Street, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, 20.12.1893. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a labourer. Enlisted in 1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Cambrai, 27.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of HERBERT BOWER, killed in action, 11.11.1914, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BOWER, EDWARD. Private. No 20239. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of Isabella Bower of Green End, Meltham. Died of wounds, 2.1.1918, aged 30 years. Buried in LIISSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 26, Row D, Grave 13. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BOWER, HAROLD. Private. No 39658. 8th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Linthwaite. Husband of Ada Bower. Lived High House Green, Linthwaite. Attended Holthead General Sunday School. Employed

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as a weaver by Messrs Charles Lockwood and Sons, Blackrock Mills, Linthwaite. Enlisted 13.9.1916 and trained at North Ferriby. Embarked for France, 13.12.1916. Killed in action, 7.6.1917, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite.

BOWER, HARRY. Private. No 25244. 15th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Born Lindley 11.4.1897. Son of Mrs Bower, 48 Ramsden Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Holy Trinity Church of England School, Huddersfield. Employed as a collier. Married. Living at 11a Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted April 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 28.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BOWER, HERBERT. Private. No SD/3889. 11th Royal Sussex Regiment. Formerly Army Cyclist Corps. Born Golcar. Had served in the South African War in the R.A.M.C. as a stretcher-bearer. Married, with three children. Had worked for four years as a porter at Crosland Moor Workhouse until leaving the district to take up a similar position at Worcester Workhouse. Enlisted in June 1915. Killed in action, 21.10.1916, aged 36 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BOWER, HERBERT. Private. No 6714. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Dale Street, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield. Educated at Rashcliffe Church School. Employed as a labourer. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Killed in action, 11.11.1914. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private CHARLES FREDERICK BOWER, killed in action, 27.11.1917, q.v.).

BOWER, JAMES. Guardsman. No 21039. Coldstream Guards. Born Holmfirth. Son of William Henry and Emily Bower of Gully, Holmfirth. Educated at Holmfirth National School and Underbank Wesleyan School. Employed at Rock Mills. Was a member of Underbank Harriers. Enlisted 16.12.1916. Had been in France for six weeks when he was wounded on 30.11.1917. Died of wounds at No 55 Casualty Clearing Station, 2.12.17, aged

19 years. Buried TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 14. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial.

BOWER, JOHN THOMAS. Private. No 3024. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Damside Road, Huddersfield, 7.7. 1892. Son of Mr and Mrs John Bower, 2 Graham’s Yard, Milford Street, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Paul’s School. Employed as a cleaner by the Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Committee. Husband of Ida Bower, The Fold, Netherton. Enlisted 2.6.1915. Wounded in the spine in September, 1916, which left him paralysed in both legs. He was brought to Royds Hall War Hospital, Huddersfield in January, 1917, and died there on 27.4.1918, aged 26 years. Buried with full military honours in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 11B, 116. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

BOWER, J. Battery Sergeant Major. No 35906. Royal Field Artillery. Died at home, 28.1.1917. Buried in St. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCHYARD, MARSDEN. Grave location:- south, 17, 38.

BOWER, LEWIS. Lance Corporal. No 40229. 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Honley. Son of Mrs FE. Bower, 312 Vicarage Road, Longwood. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Hirst and Mallinson Limited, Cliffe End Mills, Longwood. Reported wounded and missing, 20.9.1917, aged 26. Buried in YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 11, Row D, Grave 35. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood. (Brother of Private NORRIS BOWER, who died of wounds, 9.6.1918 q.v.).

BOWER, NORRIS. Corporal. No 10828. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Mrs FE. Bower, 312 Vicarage Road, Longwood. Enlisted August 1914. Died of wounds, 9.6.1918, aged 24 years. Buried ACHEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 35. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood. (Brother of Private LEWIS BOWER, reported missing, 20.9.1917, q.v.).

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BOWKER, JOHN. Corporal. No TR5/22512. 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Settle. He was a Police Constable and had served at Elland, Lane End, Holmfirth and Denby Dale. Had served with the East Lancashire Regiment in the Boer War. Had been gassed in the recent fighting in France and this was followed by muscular rheumatism. Married, with two children. Died at Rugeley Camp, Staffordshire, from the effects of gas poisoning, 10.7.1917, aged 30 years. Buried in ELLAND CEMETERY. Grave location:- ‘U’, A, 1480. ROH:- Scissett War Memorial.

BOWMAN, HARRY. Private. No 32263. 25th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Honley. Son of John and Ellen Bowman, 28 Cliffe Wood Terrace, Neiley, Honley. Employed at Neiley Mills. Attended Woodroyd United Methodist Church. Enlisted June, 1916, and embarked for France the following November. Killed in action, 21.3.1918, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Honley War Memorial; Brockholes War Memorial.

BOYLE, THOMAS. Private. No 3/10910. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 10.2.1876. Was a nephew of Mr Patsy Boyle of The Star Inn, Rosemary Lane, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Patrick’s School. A widower, with children living at North’s Yard, Northgate. Employed as a chemical labourer. Had served in the Boer War and re-enlisted at the outbreak of the present war. Killed at Hill 60, 5.5.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. Mr Boyle received the following letter from CSM Harrington of ‘A’ Company:-’Just a few lines as I thought you would like to know the circumstances attending poor Tommy’s death. Of course you know he died as many another good lad has died out here. We were holding a position in front of Hill 60 when the Germans got in on our left and it was during the time we were driving them back that he got hit in the groin. He was not killed outright and fought hard for his life but I think the bullet must have gone into his stomach. Anyhow he passed peacefully away after about an hour. Of course it does not follow that because a man ts hit with a rifle bullet he died in pain and I think Tommy must have passed

away peacefully because he seemed so resigned and he told me not to bother with him any longer as he said he was done for. A gap has been made in this Company that will be hard to fill. He was the life and soul of us all and was just as happy in the trenches as he was out of them. He has been sorely missed. I was his Platoon Sergeant at the time and I can only say he died like a man. I hope you will accept this my deepest sympathy in your sad bereavement.

BOYTON, GEORGE. Private. No 17300. 1st Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Son of Mrs Davies, (formerly Boyton), 61 Whitehead Lane, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Educated at Chippenham High School. Employed as a pattern maker. Enlisted 6.11.1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, 16.5.1915, aged 22. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the LE TOURET MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Gospel Mission, Huddersfield.

BRACKENBURY, HAROLD. Private. No 33222. 6th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 31383 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Thongsbridge. Son of Mrs J. Brackenbury, 33 Deanhouse. Educated at Netherthong National School. Attended the Wesleyan Church, Netherthong. Employed at Albion Mills, Thongsbridge. Was a member of the Burnlee Association football club. Enlisted March, 1917, and left for France on 20.6.1917. Had been home on leave a few weeks before he died and in his last letter to his mother he wrote ‘It felt hard leaving home.’ Died of wounds, 1.10.1918, aged 20. Buried CHAPEL CORNER CEMETERY, SAUCHY-LESTREE. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 12. ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Netherthong Working Men’s Club.

BRADBURY, LEWIS. Private. No 44787. 7th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mrs Harriet Bradbury, Eastwood Mount, Mount Road, Marsden. Employed as a minder at New Mills, Marsden. Attended the Wesleyan Church and Adult Bible Class. Enlisted May, 1917, and embarked for France in March, 1918. Killed in action, 7.6.1918, aged 19 years. Buried in AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row L, Grave 8. ROH:-

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Marsden War Memorial; commemorated on memorial in Marsden Churchyard.

BRADBURY, NORRIS. Private. No 28913. 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Paddock, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 3.6.1917. Buried in RAILWAY DUGOUTS (TRANSPORT FARM) BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row E, Grave 13. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

BRADLEY, CROWTHER SPENCER. Private. No 39535. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived Lockwood. Husband of Sarah Bradley of Leeds. Killed in action, 24.9.1918, aged 40 years. Buried CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON, FRANCE. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 6.

BRADLEY, EDGAR. Gunner. No L/25455. ‘D’ Battery, 250th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Paddock 17.8.1894. Son of William Walter and Harriet Bradley, 101 Longwood Road, Longwood. Educated at Paddock Council School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed as a clerk. Enlisted 5.5.1915. Killed in action, 19.11.1917, aged 23 years. Buried in SOLFERINO FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 23. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Shared Church, Paddock.

BRADLEY, ERNEST. Private. No 25786. 6th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Taylor Hill Road, Huddersfield, 13.8.1896. Son of Albert and Mary Ann Bradley, 21 Falcon Street, Close Hill. Educated at Berry Brow Council School. Employed as a finisher by Messrs Kaye and Stewart. Attended Taylor Hill Primitive Methodist Sunday School. Enlisted 10.11.1915. Killed in action near Delville Wood during the Battle of the Somme, 19.8.1916, aged 20 years. Buried in LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row F, Grave 6. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome; Taylor Hill Primitive Methodist Church.

BRADLEY, FRANK. Private. No 4717. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Castlegate, Huddersfield, 10.3.1898. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Bradley, 22 Union Street, Huddersfield. Educated at the Huddersfield Parish Church School. Employed by Messrs T. and H. Blamires

Limited, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, as a tailor’s cloth presser of khaki uniforms. Enlisted 8.2.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 3.9.1916, aged 18 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated on parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield.

BRADLEY, FRANK. Private. No 2087. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived with his brother, Mr P. Bradley, at 22 St Peter’s Street, Huddersfield. Was in the employ of Messrs Benjamin Crook and Sons Limited, leather curriers, Fitzwilliam Street, and he previously worked on the Huddersfield Corporation Tramways. Embarked for France in April, 1915. He was injured by shrapnel in the head, thigh and hand, never regaining consciousness, and he died a few hours later on 9.5.1915, aged 32 years. Buried in SAILLY-sur-la- LYS CANADIAN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 45. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BRADLEY, GEORGE HUBERT. First Class Air Mechanic. No 403127. 1st Aeroplane Supply Depot Repair Park Royal Air Force. Formerly Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Fred and Ada Bradley of Newlands View, Thongsbridge. Educated at Netherthong National School and was also a scholar at Thongsbridge Sunday School. Employed as a weaver by Messrs James Watkinson and Sons, Bridge Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Embarked for France April, 1915, with the local Territorials (“F’ Company, 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment). Accepted into the RAF in July, 1917. Died of wounds, 23.9.1918, aged 22 years. Buried in TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row C, Grave 26. ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial.

BRADLEY, HARRY. Private. No 241518. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Elland. Son of James and Sarah Bradley; husband of the late Sarah Ann Bradley. One child. Sister lived at The Brown Cow Inn, Holywell Green, Halifax. Lodged with Mrs Armitage, 72 George Street, Milnsbridge. Employed by Mr Sam Hirst, cloth finisher of Milnsbridge. Enlisted 4.3.1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Taken prisoner at the Battle of Bullecourt

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and died in captivity, 19.5.1917, aged 33 years. Buried in MONS COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row B, Grave 8. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Longwood War Memorial; Elland War Memorial.

BRADLEY, JAMES. Private. No 202906. Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Moor End, Lockwood in 1888. Educated at Crosland Moor Board School. Married. Employed as a milk dealer. At the time of enlistment, on the 8.8.1916, was living at 199 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Died at home on 6.12.1921 of debility from wounds, acute bronchitis and heart failure.

BRADLEY, JOE. Private, No 22512, 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 5.7.1892. Son of William and Eliza Ann Bradley, 14 William Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Beaumont Street Council School. Employed by Messrs Alfred Crowther Limited, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield as a teamer and warehouseman. Played football with Northumberland Street football club. Husband of Lily Bradley, 64 Market Street, Paddock. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Killed in action near Armentieres, 8.8.1918, aged 27 years. Buried in GONNEHEM BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row H, Grave 4. ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Chapel; All Saints Church, Paddock. (Brother of Private WILLIAM BRADLEY, died of wounds, 15.5.1915, q.v.).

BRADLEY, LEWIS. Private. No 29/570. 12/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Moldgreen, Huddersfield 28.12.1886. Son of Mrs Mary Iredale, 27 High Royd Lane, Moldgreen. Educated at Moldgreen Council School. Employed as a teamer by Messrs John Bray and Company, Rock Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 16.5.1916. Taken prisoner by the Germans on 27.5.1918. His mother received a postcard from him dated 17.7. 1918, to say that he was in fine spirits. It was not until 8.2.1919 that his mother knew that he died in Langensalza Camp, Germany of pneumonia on 9.11.1918, aged 32 years. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row C, Grave 1. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

BRADLEY, NORMAN. Private. No 241938. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.

Born Berry Brow, Huddersfield, 21.7.1891. Son of George and Clara Bradley, 61 Newsome Road South, Berry Brow. Educated at Berry Brow Council School. Had served his apprenticeship as a draper with Messrs Whitfield Brothers, Manchester Road, Huddersfield, and then worked for two and a half years at Brighouse Cooperative Stores. At the time of enlistment was employed in the drapery department at Honley Cooperative Stores. Attended both St. Paul’s Church and Armitage Bridge Church and was a member of the Berry Brow and Armitage Bridge Conservative Club. Single. Enlisted 27.3.1916. Was accidentally killed on 3.4.1917, aged 25. Buried in POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 26. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Armitage Bridge War Memorial; commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Newsome Churchyard.

BRADLEY, WILLIAM. Private. No 5/1683. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 19.6.1890. Son of William and Eliza Ann Bradley, 14 William Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Beaumont Street Council School. Employed as a blacksmith’s striker. Single. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Died of wounds, 15.5.1915, aged 25 years. Buried in MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 8. ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Chapel; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road; Huddersfield Drill Hall. (Brother of Private JOE BRADLEY, killed in action, 8.8.1918, q.v.).

BRADSHAW, HARRY. Corporal. No 32846. 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Born 31 Chapel Street, Berry Brow, Huddersfield. Son of Joseph and Mary Hannah Bradshaw, 50 Chapel Street, Berry Brow. Educated at Berry Brow Council School. Employed as a power loom tuner at Messrs John Brook and Sons, Armitage Bridge Mills. Was a member of Holmfirth Harriers and the Lockwood Cricket Club. Single. Enlisted 29.4.1916. Wounded three times. Killed in action, 21.8.1918, aged 28 years. Buried QUEENS CEMETERY, BUCQUOY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 11. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial; Armitage Bridge Mills.

BRAHNEY, JACK. Private. No 203093. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 22 Thomas Street, Huddersfield, 24.8.1899. Son

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of Mr and Mrs John Brahney, 9 Willow Lane East, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church School. Employed as a motor mechanic by the Karrier Car Works, Colne Road. Single. Enlisted 1916. Killed instantly by shrapnel in the temple, 20.7.1918, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:-. St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BRAIN, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Private. No 6966. 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Born Earls Barton, Northampton 1.6.1886. Son of William Henry Brain, Hide Park, Earls Barton, Northampton. Educated at Earls Barton Church School. Employed as a guard on the London and North Western Railway. Husband of Blanche Brain, 27 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Called up as a Reservist at the outbreak of war. Took part in the retreat from Mons and was wounded at the beginning of the fighting around Ypres in November, 1914. Died of wounds received at the Battle of the Somme, 2.8.1916, at No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row G, Grave 4. ROH:- London and North Western Railway Roll.

BRAMWELL, JOSEPH. Private. No 40933. 10th Battalion (Hull Commercials) East Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Francis and Hannah Bramwell, Choppards Farm, Holmfirth. Educated firstly at Hepworth Church National School, (where he also attended the Sunday School) and then at Hade Edge Council School. Attended Choppards Sunday School. Employed by Mr Fred Lawton at Bridge Mills, Holmfirth and assisted his father on the family farm. Enlisted May 1917. Was wounded in the hand in March, 1918, and returned to England for treatment. Went back to France in September, 1918. Died of wounds in the 3rd Canadian Hospital at St. Omer, 6.11.1918, aged 20. Buried LONGUENESSE SOUVENIR (St. OMER) CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row E, Grave 45. ROH:- Cartworth War Memorial.

BRAWN, ERNEST. Private. No 30440. 2/5th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly No 3/31749 South Staffordshire Regiment. Born Shelley. Son of Mr J. Brown, Woodend Farm, Thurstonland. Employed as a grocer’s assistant by Mr Percy Hopwood of Bank

Bottom, Shelley. Enlisted February 1917. Died of wounds at No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 20.11.1917, aged 19 years. Buried DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row D, Grave 43. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley; Thurstonland War Memorial.

BRAWN, GEORGE HERBERT. Guardsman. No 22549. 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Formerly No 3864 1st Life Guards and No 73 Household Battalion. Son of Mr James Brawn of Barkhouse, Shelley. Employed by Messrs G. and W. Moseley, shopkeepers and farmers, of Shelley. Died of wounds at Le Treport, 2.9.1918, aged 25 years. Buried in MONT-HUON MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row E, Grave 3B. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley.

BRAY, ALFRED. Private. No 12687. 10th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Halifax. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Bray, Badger Hey, Marsden. Brother of Mrs S. Firth, Pinewood Grove, Marsden. Employed as a quarryman. Had served in the Royal Navy. Before enlistment was living at 20 Coldhurst Street, Oldham. Married, with two children. Enlisted 11.12.1914. Killed in action, 22.12.1915, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BRAY, CHARLES CHRISTOPHER. Private. No 26497. 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Upper Batley 30.1.1916. Son of Charles and Emma Bray, 25 Upper Bleasdale Avenue, Birkby. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a baker and confectioner. Single. Enlisted 18.11.1915. Reported missing, 18.11.1916, aged 21. Buried in WAGGON ROAD CEMETERY, BEAUMONT HAMEL. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 22.

BRAY, FRED. Private. No 39601. 2/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Brother of Mrs M. A. Kemp, 316 Vicarage Road, Longwood. A very tragic incident affecting the life of the late soldier was the accidental burning to death of his wife in September, 1917, whilst descending the bedroom stairs at their home at Leymoor, Golcar. This disaster was brought about by a lighted taper which she carried slipping and igniting her flannelette nightdress. He was a senior partner in the firm of Messrs Bray and Smith, rag grinders, Leymoor, Golcar.

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Was a member of the Longwood Conservative Club. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in action, 1.6.1918, aged 38 years. Buried BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 21, Row B, Grave 2. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

BRAY, FRED. Private. No 241964. 2/Sth Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Parkgate, Berry Brow 8.4.1896. Son of George and Elizabeth Bray, ‘The Boot and Shoe Inn,’ Scholes, Thongsbridge. Educated at Berry Brow Council School and Hillhouse Higher Elementary School. Attended Berry Brow Wesleyan Church. Employed as a clerk by Messrs John Sutcliffe and Sons, Richmond Mills, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Single. At the time of enlistment was living at 12 Caldercliffe Road, Berry Brow. Enlisted 2.3.1916. Had recently received a certificate from the General Officer Commanding his Division for distinguished conduct in the field. Killed in action, 24.5.1918, aged 22 years. Buried GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No 2. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row H, Grave 21/22. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial. (Brother of Private LEWIS BRAY, who died in Egypt, 10.12.1919, q.v.).

BRAY, HARRY. Driver. No 223380. 24th Battery, 38th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Holmfirth. Son of Ben and Lucy A. Bray, of Hill Top, Cinderhills, Holmfirth. Educated at Holmfirth National School and was also a member of the Underbank Wesleyan School. A keen footballer and cricket player for the local teams. Employed by the Hinchliffe Mill Cooperative Society, being formerly manager of the Underbank stores and, before enlistment, manager at the Holmfirth branch. Enlisted April 1917. Married. Embarked for France in October, 1917. Died of pleurisy and pneumonia at Etaples Base Hospital, 16.4.1918, aged 30 years. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 29, Row D, Grave 10A. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial.

BRAY, JAMES ARTHUR. Gunner. No 13340. 383rd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Lindley 16.11.1885. Son of Fred Bottom and Ann Bray, 14 Lidget Street, Lindley. Educated at Lindley Church Schools. Employed as a woollen warehouseman by Messrs O. Rayner and Company, West Parade, Huddersfield. Enlisted

12.12.1916. Died of pneumonia in Jerusalem, 7.11.1918, aged 32 years. Buried JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row W, Grave 20. (Brother of Private WILLIE BRAY, who died, 31.5.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Lindley Zion Methodist Chapel; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

BRAY, LEWIS. Private. No 103321. 33rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Born 12 Bond Street, Brighouse. Son of George William and Elizabeth Bray, “The Boot and Shoe Inn’, Scholes, Thongsbridge. Educated at Berry Brow Council School. Attended Berry Brow Wesleyan Church. Employed as a cloth finisher. At the time of enlistment was living at 12 Caldercliffe Road, Berry Brow. Single. Enlisted 30.1.1917. Served in France and Italy. Taken seriously ill at Haifa and died at Kantara, Egypt, 10.12.1919, aged 22 years. Buried in KANTARA WAR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot B, Grave 100. (Brother of Private FRED BRAY, killed in action, 24.5.1918, q.v.).

BRAY, LISTER. Lance Corporal. No 203005. 1/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Mr T. J. Bray of Hall Ing, Honley. Employed by Messrs Thorntons, Crossley Mills. Attended with Woodroyd United Methodist Church. Married, with one child. Enlisted September, 1914, and was wounded in 1916. Killed in action, 9.10.1917, at the Battle of Passchendaele, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial; Honley War Memorial; Brockholes War Memorial.

BRAY, NORMAN. Lance Corporal. No B/201873. 1/8th London Regiment The Rifle Brigade. Formerly No T/307972 Army Service Corps. Born Honley, Huddersfield. Son of John and Martha Bray. Lived with his sister, Miss S.A. Bray, 15 Church Street, Honley. Employed by Messrs Taylor and Lodge . Died of wounds, 25.7.1918, aged 33 years. Buried PERNOIS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 10. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

BRAY, TED. Gunner. No 194355. 154th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Golcar. Son of John and Alice Bray, of Knowle Road, Golcar. husband of Maria Varley Bray of Longcroft, Golcar. Was in business as a stonemason. Enlisted January 1918. Killed in

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action, 4.6.1918, aged 31 years. Buried HAGLE DUMP CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 1. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Golcar Baptist Church.

BRAY, WALTER BOOTH. Private. No 23585. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Thongsbridge, Huddersfield. Educated at Netherthong National School. Employed by Messrs T. Dyson and Sons, Deanhouse Mills. Was a member of the Netherthong Working Men’s Club and the Free Gardener’s Society. A keen footballer and cricketer. Married. Enlisted in January 1917. Killed in action, 27.3.1918. Buried POMMIER COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Grave 1. ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Netherthong Working Men’s Club; Huddersfield Drill Hall; also commemorated on a memorial in All Saints

Churchyard, Netherthong.

BRAY, WILLIE. Private. No 5485. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lindley 12.9.1890. Son of Fred Bottom and Ann Bray, 14 Lidget Street, Lindley. Educated at Lindley Church Schools. Employed as a cloth warehouseman. Enlisted 20.3.1916. Died at Fargo Hospital, Salisbury Plain, of thrombosis. Buried with full military honours, 31.5.1916, in LINDLEY (ZION) METHODIST CHAPEL YARD. Grave location:- in south-east part. (Brother of Private JAMES ARTHUR BRAY, who died in Jerusalem, 8.11.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Lindley Zion Methodist Chapel; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BRAY, WILLIS. Private. No 21/271. 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Fred and Alice Mary Bray, of Bradshaw Road, Honley. Employed by Messrs Holdroyd and Sons, joiners, of Honley. Attended Honley Parish Church and was a member of the bible class. Enlisted December 1915. Embarked for France in July, 1917, and came home on leave in December, 1917. Killed in action, 27.3.1918, aged 28 years. Buried MINDEL TRENCH BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 19. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

BRAYSHAW, ERNEST. Private. No 203309. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 20 Back Union Street, Huddersfield. Son of Thomas William and Annis Brayshaw, 11 Great Northern

Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Beaumont Street Council School. Employed by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited as a cloth finisher. Enlisted 5.4.1916. Wounded on 11.10.1918 and died in 1st Australian Hospital, Rouen, after having his leg amputated below the knee on 25.10.1918. Buried in St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block S, Plot $, Row KK, Grave 2. ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Chapel; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

BRENNAN, MARTIN HENRY. Private. No 241113. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 27.8.1877. Educated at St. Patrick’s School. Employed at British Dyes as a boilermaker. Married, with four children. At the time of enlistment, was living at 7 Hirst’s Yard, Thomas Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 30.4.1915. Killed in action, 7.8.1917, aged 40 years. Buried QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row H, Grave 13. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery.

BRETT, LEONARD. Lance Corporal. No 8332. 2nd Battalion Leinster Regiment. Born Halifax. Lived Stile House, Scammonden. Killed in action at Ypres, 15.8.1915, aged 26 years. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row G, Grave 9.

BRICK, LLEWELLYN. Private. No 242446. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 75 Wellington Street, Oakes, Huddersfield, 10.9.1893. Son of Austin and Clara Brick. Educated at Oakes Council School. Employed as a machine tenter by Messrs Joseph Sykes Brothers of Acre Mills, Lindley. Single. Enlisted 4.9.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915S. Was wounded in the thigh by shrapnel in August, 1915, whilst water carrying. Treated at the Royal Herbert Hospital, Woolwich. Reported missing 3.9.1916, aged 23, in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt. Buried MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 19. ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BRIDGE, JAMES. Private. No 3/11469. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bury. Lived Church Terrace, Holmfirth.

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Employed at the Valley Dyeworks, Holmfirth. Enlisted in 1915. Died of wounds, 27.4.1916. Buried BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 152. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

BRIER, WILLIAM. Private. No 956. 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Marsh, Huddersfield 23.6.1892. Son of Mr and Mrs Sam Brier, 45 Broomfield Road, Marsh. Employed by Mr Ainley, joiner, of Crosland Moor. Attended Gledholt Wesleyan Sunday School. Single. Enlisted 16.2.1916. Died of wounds near Arras, 6.5.1917, aged 23 years. Buried FAUBOURG D’ AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row G, Grave 10. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial; Gledholt Wesleyan Church; Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

BRIERLEY, FRANK MM. Sergeant. No 11990. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 3.1.1897. Son of Mr and Mrs Joe Brierley, 142 Longwood Road, Longwood. Educated at Paddock Council School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed as a driller by Messrs J. Hopkinson and Sons Limited of Birkby. Single. Enlisted 25.8.1914. Had served in France and the Dardenelles. Awarded the Military Medal on 1.9.1918 for ‘invaluable assistance in the reorganisation of his platoon under very heavy fire.’ Killed in action in Italy, 27.10.1918, aged 21 years. Buried TEZZE CEMETERY, ITALY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row B, Grave 13. ROH:- St Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Shared Church, Paddock.

BRIERLEY, HIRAM. Private. No 204188. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lepton. Married, with four children and living at

Botany, Lepton. Employed as a twister by Messrs.

R. Mitchell and Company, Spa Mills, Lepton. Killed in action, 11.4.1918, aged 36 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church.

BRIERLEY, WILFRED. Private. No 202632. 1/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Dyson Brierley, of Wellhouse, Golcar; husband of Edith Brierley, 28 Crossley Place, Linthwaite. Killed in action, 13.4.1918, aged 34. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE

MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Linthwaite War Memorial.

BRIERLEY, WILLIAM. Private. No 394. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Longwood. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Roland Brierley, 202 Cliffe End, Longwood. Was employed by Messrs John Lockwood and Sons Limited, Holme Mills, Golcar as a piecer. Was a member of the Cliffe End Working Men’s Club. Had served with the local Territorials for some years before the outbreak of war. Embarked for France in April, 1915, and had been home on leave in June, 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 3.9.1916, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BRIERS, THOMAS. Lance Corporal. No 3/6757. 1st Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Eye Green, Northamptonshire. Lived 504 Carlton Terrace, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Employed at the Huddersfield Corporation Waterworks and had previously worked at the goods station. Had been in Huddersfield for about four years. Was called up at the outbreak of war. Killed in action, 27.5.1915, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

BRISCOE, HORACE. Private. No 9812. 1st Battalion “The Queens,’, (Royal West Surrey) Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Briscoe of Huddersfield. Died of wounds, 15.10.1915, aged 23 years. Buried in ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 12.

BROADBENT, GEORGE HENRY. Rifleman. No 307156. 1/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Upperthong. Employed by Messrs Howarth and Harpin, butchers, of Huddersfield. Married in June, 1915. Husband of Annie Broadbent, 33 Town End, Wooldale. Enlisted June, 1916. Embarked for France September, 1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele, 9.10.1917, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

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BROADBENT, HARTLEY TOLSON. Gunner. No 11177. ‘D’ Battery, 150th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Moldgreen 3.9.1897. Son of Willie and Kathleen Evelyn Broadbent, 11 Thornton Lodge, Crosland Moor. Educated at Primrose Hill and Crosland Moor Council Schools. Employed as a clerk by Messrs David Brown and Sons, Park Works, Crosland Moor. Single. Enlisted 20.4.1916. Embarked for France in November, 1916. Killed in action, 24.7.1917, aged 19 years. Buried in BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row N, Grave 15. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

BROADBENT, HERBERT LIONEL (BERTIE). Private. No 7/2240. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 5.1.1899. Son of Superintendent A. Broadbent, Deputy Chief Constable of Huddersfield, and Mrs Broadbent of 6, Woodthorpe Terrace, Bankfield Road, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Thomas’s Church of England School, Longroyd Bridge. Employed as an apprentice in the wire-drawing department at Messrs Joseph Sykes Brothers Limited, Acre Mills, Lindley. Single. Enlisted September 1914. Trained at Riby and Doncaster. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action near Ypres, 30.7.1915, aged 16 years. Buried in COLNE VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 7. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROADBENT, JACK. Private. No 3908. Ist Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Honley Wood Bottom 6.9.1894. Son of Mr J. Broadbent, 210 Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Andrew’s Church School. Employed as a minder. Killed in action 16.6.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BROADBENT, JAMES. Private. No 20003. 1st Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Born Liverpool. Son of Thomas and Margaret Broadbent; husband of Elizabeth Broadbent of Jackson Bridge, New Mill. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel, 1.7.1916, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s’ Club; Fulstone War Memorial.

BROADBENYT, JIM. Lance Corporal. No 37986. 34th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 3026 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mrs Broadbent, 26 Lipscombe Street, Milnsbridge. Educated Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Employed by the Longwood Gas Company. Single. Enlisted soon after war broke out. Died at Rouen Base Hospital from the effects of mustard gas, 29.7.1918, aged 22 years. Buried in St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block Q, Plot 4, Row E, Grave 8. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge.

BROADBENT, JOHN FRANKLIN. Private, No 306241. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Was the eldest son of a family of eight children of Augustus Henry Broadbent, 22 Ottiwells Terrace, Marsden. Employed as a piecer by Messrs Robinson Brothers, Clough Lea Mill, Marsden. Attended Marsden Adult School and Marsden Parish Church. Single. Played football with the Marsden Villa AFC. Enlisted 15.9.1915. Killed in action in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 3.9.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

BROADBENT, NORMAN. Ist Class Stoker. No SS/108049 (RFR/DEV/B/5636) Royal Naval Division (Howe Battalion). Born Paddock 25.5.1890. Son of the late William and Mary Ellen Broadbent, 22 Salford, Lockwood. Educated at Lockwood Church Schools. At the time of enlistment, was living at 22 Salford, Lockwood. Married. Enlisted in the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve in February, 1910. In August, 1914, he was mobilised from the Royal Fleet Reserve and, in October 1914, he served at the siege of Antwerp. Killed in action at the Third Battle of Krithia, Gallipoli, on 4.6.1915, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood. (Brother of Private WILFRED BROADBENYT, killed in action, 9.4.1918, q.v.).

BROADBENT, REUBEN. Farrier Sergeant. No L/29255. ‘A Battery, 155th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Somerset Bridge, Moldgreen, 2.9.1880. Educated at Beaumont Street Council

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School. Employed as a stoker at the Huddersfield Corporation Gasworks. Husband of Annie Broadbent, 5 Hawk Street, Huddersfield. Father of six children. Had served throughout the South African War. Enlisted May 1915. Killed in action near Cambrai, 3.10.1918, aged 37 years. Buried in CHAPEL CORNER CEMETERY, SAUCHY- LESTREE. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 24.

BROADBENT, STANLEY. Private. No 24992. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Almondbury. Only son of Albert and Louisa Broadbent, 185 Westgate, Almondbury. Employed by Messrs Dugdale Brothers, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Attended Almondbury Church and was the Sunday School Secretary. Was a member of the Conservative Club. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in action, 20.9.1917, aged 23 years. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 58, Row C, Grave 13. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

BROADBENT, WILFRED. Private. No 5/4438. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Field Gate, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, 12.10.1886. Educated at Beaumont Street Board School. Employed by Messrs James Haigh Limited, dyers and finishers, Colne Road, Huddersfield. Married, with two children. Enlisted 8.8.1915. Killed by a German sniper, 9.8.1916, a year and a day after he enlisted. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row J, Grave 2. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROADBENT, WILFRED. Private. No 129197. 55th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Born Paddock 6.6.1886. Son of the late William and Mary Ellen Broadbent, 22 Salford, Lockwood. Educated at Lockwood Church Schools. Employed as a wood sawer’s assistant. Husband of Elsie Broadbent, 20 Swan Lane, Lockwood. Enlisted 9.8.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 9.4.1918, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private NORMAN BROADBENT, killed in action in the Dardenelles, 4.6.1915, q.v.). ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

BROADBENT, WILLIAM. Sergeant. No 3/10686. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s

Regiment. Born Sheffield 1.1.1876. Educated at Newsome School. Employed as a dyer’s labourer. Married. Enlisted 10.8.1914. Died at home, 108 Lockwood Road, of consumption on 10.3.1917, aged 41 years. Buried in LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- A, ‘U’, 117.

BROADHEAD, ARTHUR. Private. No 2823. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkheaton. Son of Irvy and the late Alice Broadhead, St. Mary’s Fold, Kirkheaton. Shot in the jaw and died in No 10 Casualty Clearing Station (Remy Siding), 5.8.1915, aged 24 years. Buried in LIISSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 14. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROADHEAD, JOHN ELLIS. Gunner. No 117358. 394th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Son of George and Elizabeth Ann Broadhead of Denby; husband of Ellen Ann Broadhead. Died of malaria in Palestine, 13.10.1918, aged 42 years. Buried in RAMLEH WAR CEMETERY, PALESTINE. Grave location:- Plot Z, Grave 56.

BROADHEAD, WILLIE. Private. No PO/1439 (S) Royal Marine Light Infantry 2nd Royal Marine Battalion Royal Naval Division. Born Kirkheaton. Son of Mrs E. A. Broadhead and the late W. Broadhead of Blue Slates, Kirkheaton. Employed as a presser by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, of Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Was a member of Kirkheaton Church Sunday School and later attended Moldgreen Congregational Sunday School. A keen footballer. Enlisted February 1916. Killed in action on 8.2.1917, aged 22, when the advance line came under heavy fire from the enemy’s artillery and a shell bursting in the post in which he was stationed killed him instantly. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

BROOK, ARTHUR. Private. No 11966. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Shepherd Lane, Deighton, 22.6.1892. Son of Nancy Brook, 1 Woodhouse Avenue, Fartown. Educated at Deighton Board School. Employed by Messrs J. Hopkinson and Company, Birkby, as a labourer. Single. Enlisted 24.8.1914. Killed at

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Hill 60, 5.5.1915, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BROOK, ARTHUR. Private. No 235314. 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly No 205207 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 3 Union Street, Lindley 4.9.1879. Son of Hannah Brook and the late Benny Brook. Educated at Lindley Church of England School. Worked in his late father’s business as a painter and decorator. Was a member of Lindley Conservative Club and attended St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley. Married, with one child. Living at 23 Victoria Street, Lindley. Enlisted 17.4.1917. Wounded at Bullecourt, 21.3.1918, and died in 13th General Hospital, Boulogne, of his wounds on 3.4.1918, aged 40. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row I, Grave 179. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

BROOK, ARTHUR. Private. No 241793. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Lived Meltham. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Helme Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROOK, ARTHUR CHARLES. 2nd Lieutenant. Sth Battalion Manchester Regiment. Born 18.6.1884. Eldest son of Mr Arthur Brook of HM Treasury and of Ruth Mary Brook of Woodhouse, Weybridge, Surrey, and a nephew of Mr T. Julius Hirst of Meltham Hall and of Mr C. L. Brook of Harewood Lodge. Educated at The Grange, Folkestone, and at Rugby Public School from 1898 to 1903. In 1903 he entered Exeter College, Oxford. After taking his BA degree he joined the firm of Messrs Jonas Brook and Brothers, cotton thread manufacturers, of Meltham Mills, of which he became a director in 1912. Lived at Helme Lodge, near Meltham, and was a Church Warden at Helme Church. Husband of Sydney Harriet (nee Darlington) Brook. They were married on 8.7.1909 in the Parish Church in Douglas, Lancaster. Father of Ruth Blanche Mary (born 29.5.1910) at Manor Croft, Helme Edge. He was passionately fond of horticulture and he acted as President of the

Meltham Mills Flower Show. He was a good all round sportsman. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war in the 5th Battalion Manchester Regiment and proceeded with them to Egypt in September, 1914. On 4.5.1915, he landed with his battalion in the Dardenelles. During the attack by the Manchester’s on the Turkish trenches below Achi Baba he was directing his men, who were taking ammunition under heavy fire to the captured trenches, when he was shot and killed instantaneously on 4.6.1915, aged 30 years. Buried in REDOUBT CEMETERY, HELLES, GALLIPOLI. Grave location:- Plot 12, Row A, Grave 20. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Helme Parish Church. 2nd Lieutenant Brook’s will was written by Fisher and Company, solicitors, of John William Street, Huddersfield. His will was granted probate on 11.10.1915 and his estate valued at £3,606 Ss 2d.

BROOK, BENJAMIN. Private. No 301786. 1/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 29373 Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Emor and Martha Ann Brook, 34 Woodhead Road, Holmfirth. Employed in the teazing and fettling department at Messrs H. and S. Butterworth, Lower Mills, Holmfirth. Attended St. John’s Church and Sunday School, Holmfirth. Enlisted 6.6.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 15.11.1916, aged 26. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holmfirth.

BROOK, CHARLES. Private. No 27788 8th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 41431 Durham Light Infantry. Born Holmfirth. Lived Longley Lane, Holmfirth. Educated at Hade Edge Council School. Employed by Messrs Davies and Company, dyers of Holmfirth. Married, with four children. Enlisted 30.8.1916. Embarked for France in November, 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 26.9.1917, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

BROOK, CHARLES DOUGLAS. Lance Corporal. No M2/077850. 30th Ammunition Sub Park, Army Service Corps. Born 11.12.1892. Son of Tom and Emma Brook, 11 South Parade, Huddersfield. Educated at Fartown Grammar School. Was a prominent member of the

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YMCA and also a member of the Huddersfield Swimming Club. Employed by Messrs Vickers, Sons and Maxim Limited, of Barrow, as an engineer. Enlisted 5.11.1914. Died as the result of accidental injuries at No 7 Casualty Clearing Station, 5.9.1916. Buried MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 9. His youngest brother, Private GEORGE WILLIAM BROOK, attended the funeral. (Brother of Private G. W. Brook, who was commissioned into the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and died, 12.11.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

BROOK, CHARLES WILLIAM. 2nd Lieutenant. Royal Flying Corps. Formerly Private 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Crosland Moor 18.1.1891. Son of George William and Ida Brook, Birkhouse Cottage, Crosland Moor. Educated at Crosland Moor National School, Spring Grove Board School and Huddersfield Higher Grade School. Single when joining the forces but married on 26.12.1917 and his wife (Hilda) lived at Glenview, Bank Bottom, Shelley. Enlisted on 27.8.1914. as a Private and quickly gained the rank of Sergeant. He saw service in the landing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, and was invalided home, suffering from wounds and dysentery, in August, 1915. He embarked for France in March, 1916, and was in the Battle of the Somme. In December, 1916, he was recommended for a commission and, after undergoing training at Gailes, Scotland, was Gazetted Second Lieutenant on 30.5.17. In September he joined the Royal Flying Corps and completed his training as a pilot. He came home on leave a week before he was killed, returning to Winchester awaiting orders for service overseas. Killed in a flying accident at Winchester on 26.3.1918, aged 27 years. Buried in LOCKWOOD CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- A, 471. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Lockwood Baptist Church; Shelley War Memorial.

BROOK, CHARLEY. Private. No 240947. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 16 Wood Street, Moldgreen, 16.11.1894. Son of Thomas and Charlotte Brook, 7 West Place, Dalton. Educated at Moldgreen Church Schools. Employed as a butcher. Enlisted 20.1.1915. Died 15.7.1918 of bronchial

pneumonia, aged 23 years. Buried in MARISSEL FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Grave No 663. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROOK, COLONEL. Private. No 204216. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mabel Brook, 168 Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor. Educated at Crosland Moor Council School. Employed as a stonemason at Linthwaite and had worked for a time for Messrs Robert McAlpine and Sons. Was a member of the Working Men’s Club and played football with the local team. Married, with two children and, at the time of enlistment, was living at 48 Barton Road, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 29.9.1916. Embarked for France in April, 1917. Suffered severe gunshot wounds to the chest at Nieuport, 5.8.1917, and died in the 39th Casualty Clearing Station on 10.8.1917, aged 35 years. Buried in ADINKERKE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 7. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor.

BROOK, ESNOR. Private. No 241788. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar in 1880. Son of Mr and Mrs Joe William Brook of Slantgate, Kirkburton. Employed as a woollen spinner by Messrs W. Singleton and Company, Brook Mills, Kirkburton. Enlisted March 1916. Died of septic poisoning on 17.6.1917, in Hamelin Internment Camp, Germany, where he had been held as a wounded Prisoner of War, aged 36 years. Buried in NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row F, Grave 17. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROOK, FRANK. Private. No 44025. Ist Battalion South Lancashire Regiment. Born 52 Cross Lane, Marsh, 21.1.1890. Son of Joseph and Hannah Brook, 20 Eldon Road, Marsh. Educated at Holy Trinity Church of England School. At the time of enlistment was working in St. Helens, Lancashire, as a cost clerk. Married. Enlisted 10.11.1917. Died in Port Said Military Hospital of influenza, 29.12.1919, aged 30. Buried in PORT SAID WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, EGYPT. Grave location:- Plot R, Grave 4. ROH:- Holy Trinity Church; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

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BROOK, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Private. No 57613. 11th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Victoria Road, Lockwood, 19.5.1888. Son of Lewis and Wilhelmina Brook, of Lockwood. Employed as a tramcar cleaner at the Corporation tramway shed, Great Northern Street, Huddersfield. Married, with two children and, at the time of enlistment, was living at 44 Moorbottom Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Enlisted 11.7.1917. Died of wounds to face, right hand and abdomen on 4.7.1918, in Italy, aged 30. Buried CAVALLETO BRITISH CEMETERY, ITALY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 3. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

BROOK, GEORGE WILLIAM. 2nd Lieutenant. Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 20.9.1894. Son of Tom and Emma Brook, 11 South Parade, Huddersfield. Educated at Fartown Grammar School and Huddersfield Technical College. Before enlistment, was learning the business of manufacturing with Messrs J. Heywood and Sons, Marsh Mills. Was a member of the Huddersfield YMCA and the Huddersfield Swimming Club. Enlisted as a Private in August, 1914, and embarked for France in April, 1915. Was once wounded and, after training at Fermoy, Ireland, he received his commission with the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, in March 1918. Died at home, 11, South Parade, Huddersfield from pneumonia contracted on active service, 12.11.1918, aged 25 years. Buried in St. PAUL’S CHURCHYARD, ARMITAGE BRIDGE. (Brother of 2nd Lieut. CHARLES DOUGLAS BROOK, who died, 5.9.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROOK, HAROLD. Private. No 62284. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Blackpool. Lived 30 Royds Terrace, Marsden. Reported missing, presumed killed, 24.4.1918, aged 18 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

BROOK, HAROLD. Private. No 307759. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 24.9.1897. Son of Mr George Brook, plumber, 14 Thornton Road, Crosland Moor. Educated at St. Thomas’s Church of England School. Employed

by Messrs Wilson, Travis and Company, packing case makers, of William Street, Huddersfield. Single. Gassed at Nieuport and died on 30.7.1917, aged 19 years. Buried in COX YDE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 6; ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROOK, HAROLD CYRIL. Private. No 302123 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born Lindley. Son of Albert and Emily Isabella Brook, 9 Sandhill Cottages, Marsden. Employed as a woollen minder at Holme Mills, Marsden. Was a member of Longwood Church choir and attended Lingards Church Sunday School, Slaithwaite. Killed in action, 18.9.1918, aged 20 years. Buried in MORCHIES AUSTRALIAN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 11, ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

BROOK, HARRY. Gunner. No 161698. 308th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Holmfirth. Educated at Holmfirth National School. Employed by Messrs J. Bower and Sons, Dover Mills, Holmfirth. Was a member of the Hepworth Brass Band, playing both the euphonium and the cornet. Married, with one child. Lived Kippax Row, Underbank, Holmfirth. Enlisted May 1917. Killed in action, 4.11.1917. Buried in MENIN ROAD SOUTH CEMETERY, YPRES. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row K, Grave 35. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial. His wife received the following letter from a comrade, ‘You ask me about your poor husband’s death. It as hard for me to write it as it ts to tell you as we were the best of chums. Well on November 4th, Sunday morning at 7.30am, Harry and a young man named Denham went to the cookhouse to get breakfast ready for the men on the guns, only about two hundred yards behind, when Fritz sent a high explosive shell over. This dropped close to them and killed them both instantaneously, hitting poor Harry in the stomach and the other poor fellow in the face. We carried them about two miles on stretchers and they were put away very nice and comfortable under the circumstances. Along with several of our chums we had service over them and they are buried in the military cemetery at Ypres. I am sure that he did not suffer any pain as it was all over in a second and that ts a lot better than lying in agony for days and then go.’

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BROOK, HARRY. Sergeant. No 240082. 2/S5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 58 Great Northern Street, Huddersfield. Son of Pearson and Emily Brook, 85 Hillhouse Lane, Huddersfield. Educated at Beaumont Street Board School. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs M. Haigh, Sykes and Company, St. John’s Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted July 1911. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 21. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:-. St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BROOK, HARRY. Sergeant. No 305197. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Lived 35 Royds Terrace, Marsden. Employed in the warehouse at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Had been out in France since 1914. Killed in action, 7.10.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

BROOK, HARRY. Private. No 49686. 1/9th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Formerly No 30180 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mrs Clara Brook of Delph Terrace, Manchester Road, Milnsbridge; husband of Sarah Brook of ‘Casa Nova,’ 334 Manchester Road, Milnsbridge. Employed as a twister’s overlooker by Messrs John Crowther and Sons, Milnsbridge. Killed in action, 31.7.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.

BROOK, HENRY. Private. No 241451. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Southport, son of the late Francis and Ellen Brook of Southport. Lived Lockwood Scar, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 29.3.1918, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated

on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROOK, HERBERT, MSM. Corporal. No 441158. Royal Army Medical Corps. Born 30 Violet Street, Halifax 10.12.1891. Son of Richard and Mary Brook, 91 Northgate, Huddersfield. Educated at Beaumont Street Board School; Huddersfield Higher Grade School and Bangor

College. Was a school teacher in Sheffield before enlisting on 18.6.1915. Was on holiday at Cologne when war was declared. Single. Was demobilised at the beginning of February, 1919, but was taken ill on the journey home. Died from influenza and pneumonia at home, 91 Northgate, Huddersfield, on 19.2.1919, aged 27. He had recently been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal for clerical work in the 4th Army Headquarters. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 46, 130G. ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Chapel; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BROOK, HERBERT. Private. No 10617. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Brighouse. Son of Mrs Brook, confectioner, 29 Bankwell Road, Milnsbridge. Died of wounds, 28.3.1915, aged 21. Buried in CLACTON CEMETERY, ESSEX. Grave location:- C, 259. ROH:- Milnsbridge. (Brother of Private JOHN AMOS BROOK, killed in action, 23.4.1917, q.v.).

BROOK, HERBERT WILSON. Private. No 131828. 50th Machine Gun Depot, Machine Gun Corps. Born Thongsbridge, Holmfirth, Huddersfield. Lived Thongsbridge. Killed in action, 11.9.1918. Buried HARLEBEKE NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Grave Location:- Plot 19, Row B, Grave 8. ROH:- Wooldale.

BROOK, HILDRED. Private. No 3/10601. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of the late Sam and Lydia Ann Brook. Lived Mill Moor, Meltham. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916, aged 26 years. He had been previously wounded and gassed at Hill 60 in May, 1915. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 53. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BROOK, HORACE. Private. No 241564. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 59 Baker Street, Oakes, Huddersfield, 24.9.1893. Son of John William Brook, 61 Baker Street, Oakes. Educated at Oakes Board School. Employed as a scourer and miller by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Died of wounds, 13.9.1918, aged 24 years. Buried in SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-ST-MARC. Grave

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location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 5. ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROOK, HORACE, MM. Corporal. No 27585. ‘C’ Company, 37th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 17782 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Jacob’s Row, Lockwood. Son of Mrs E. E. Brook, 408 Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor. Educated at Mount Pleasant and Spring Grove Council Schools. Employed as a shop assistant in a booksellers and stationers. Single. Enlisted 20.1.1916. Awarded the Military Medal in May, 1918. Killed in action, 24.8.1918, aged 25 years. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row K, Grave 28. ROH:- Rehoboth Baptist Chapel; ‘Rising Sun’ Public House, Crosland Hill; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

BROOK, IRVING. Private. No 241058. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs S. W. Brook of Muslin Hall, Thongsbridge. Employed at Kirkbridge Mills. Captured by the Germans at Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, and was severely injured in the jaw. An operation was performed which was not successful and he was repatriated to England and treated on G3 Ward, King George’s Hospital, London, where he underwent another operation. He died suddenly on 21.6.1918, aged 24 years. Buried in LYDGATE PRESBYTERIAN CHAPEL YARD, HOLMFIRTH. Grave location:- near South-East corner. 427. ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROOK, JAMES. Private. No 21/712. 1/Sth Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Brook of Bank End, Kirkburton. Employed by Mr W. Armitage of Springfield Mills. Enlisted February 1915. Killed in action, 23.9.1918, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; Shelley War Memorial.

BROOK, JOE. Private. No 202154. 1/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Marsden. Son of Japheth and Mary Brook of Clough Lea, Marsden. Employed as a spinner at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Enlisted in June,

1916, and went over to France in October, 1916. Died of wounds, 27.3.1918, aged 30. Buried in St SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block P, Plot 7, Row C. Grave 9B. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial. His mother received the following letter from the Sister in charge of an ambulance train, ‘He seemed to have no pain as he was more or less unconscious from the time he boarded the train until he died. We did all we could but his case was hopeless. His body was taken to Rouen.’

BROOK, JOHN AMOS. Private. No SR/6974. 16th Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Born Halifax. Son of Mrs Brook, confectioner, 29 Bankwell Road, Milnsbridge. Formerly employed in an engineering works in London. Killed in action, 23.4.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial. (Brother of Private HERBERT BROOK, who died of wounds, 28.3.1915, q.v.).

BROOK, JOHN ARTHUR. Private. No 305213. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Lived 327 Radcliffe Road, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Son of Mr T. Brook. Employed as a piecer by Messrs Pogson and Company and attended the Crimble Congregational Mission Church. Was a member of Slaithwaite Liberal Club. Embarked for France in January, 1916. Killed by a bursting shell in France on 28.9.1918, whilst making his way to a dressing station after being wounded in the chin. Aged 22 years. Buried in GRAND RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 13. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROOK, LEONARD STARKEY. Private. No 14234. 1st West Riding Divisional Cyclist Company. Formerly No 2406 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Paddock, Huddersfield, 25.2.1897. Son of John and Mary Ellen Brook, 12 May Street, Crosland Moor. Educated at Paddock and Crosland Moor Church Schools. Employed as a printer. Enlisted 24.2.1914. Died of a perforated gastric ulcer in No 2 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station, 16.6.17, aged 20 years. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 14, Row F, Grave 14. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

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BROOK, NORMAN. Private. No 267682. 2/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Hannah Brook, 81 Britannia Road, Milnsbridge. Employed as a night feeder by Messrs B. and J. Whitwam and Sons Limited, Stanley Mills, Milnsbridge. Attended Golcar Providence United Methodist Sunday School. Enlisted, 5.11.1915, and embarked for France in February, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BROOK, RAYMOND TYAS. Private. No 42003. 10th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 23407 Leicestershire Regiment. Born Hepworth. Son of John and Clara Lockwood Brook of 46 St. George’s Road, Scholes, Holmfirth. Attended Scholes Primitive Methodist Sunday School and Hepworth Parish Church. Employed in the finishing room at Washpit Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted May 1916. Embarked for France in the first week of October, 1916. Killed in action in Italy, 27.10.1918, aged 21 years. Buried TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY, ITALY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 3. ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial; Hepworth Parish Church. His parents received the following letter from Private E F. Halstead, who belonged to the same Company, giving an account of how Raymond met his death. ‘I feel the loss very much as he was a good pal but we have one consolation in knowing that he suffered no pain as a bullet from an enemy machine gun hit him in the head. It happened just as we had crossed the river and started the advance on the 27.10.1918. He was killed at my side as we had to lie down on the ground while the machine gun was firing but your dear son had the misfortune to be hit so once again I express my deepest sympathy as a better pal never lived.’

BROOK, THOMAS WALTON. Private. No 305362 The Tank Corps. Formerly No 301389 Staffordshire Yeomanry. Son of Walter Ernest and Hannah Brook of Upperheaton, Kirkheaton. Employed by Messrs Jarmaine and Sons. Killed in action, 3.10.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

BROOK, TOM. Private. No 14408. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Lived Meltham Mills. Employed by Messrs Floyd of Netherthong. Single. Enlisted November 1914. Served in the Dardenelles and was invalided home. Embarked for France in August, 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 12.10.1916, aged 32. Buried in GUARDS’ CEMETERY, (LESBOEUEFS). Grave location:- Plot 6, Row AA, Grave 7. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BROOK, WILFRED STEEL. Private. No 38417. 7th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 5/36399 10th Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born Thornhill, Longwood, 31.8.1918. Educated Longwood National Church School. Lived with his sister, Mrs George Walker, at 21 Ballroyd, Longwood. Employed as a dyer’s labourer by Messrs C. and J. Hirst and Sons Limited of Longwood. Attended Longwood Parish Church. Single. Enlisted 28.3.1916. Embarked for France on 13.11.1916. Died of wounds on his way to a Casualty Clearing Station near St. Quentin, 25.4.1917, aged 35 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St, Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

BROOK, WILLIAM HANSON. Lance Corporal. 8th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Sands Terrace, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, 6.12.1898. Son of William and Phoebe Brook, Wigan House, 182 Deighton Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Deighton Council School and the Secondary School, New North Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a pupil teacher at Deighton Council School. Single. Was a member of the Huddersfield troop of boy scouts and also a member of the Sheepridge and Deighton Liberal Club. Enlisted 29.12.1915. Died at Ljungbyhed, Sweden, of pneumonia on the way home from Parchim Camp, Germany, on 6.1.1919, aged 20 years. Buried in RISEBERGA CHURCHYARD, SWEDEN. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill.

BROOK, WILLIAM MATTHEWMAN. Corporal. No 66037. 321st Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born 12 Hey Lane, Lowerhouses, Huddersfield 24.8.1893. Son of the late Matthewman and Mrs Brook, Hey Farm,

Lowerhouses. Educated at Lowerhouses and Deighton Schools and Huddersfield Higher Grade

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School. Employed by the Huddersfield Industrial Society at the Rashcliffe branch as a grocer’s assistant. Single. Enlisted 7.11.1915. Killed in action near Poperinghe, Belgium, 24.7.1917, aged 22 years. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row H, Grave 17. ROH:- Lowerhouses War Memorial; Almondbury War Memorial.

BROOK, WILLIE. Private. No 498079, 257th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Son of Amos and Eliza Brook of Dale Street, Longwood, Huddersfield; husband of Caroline Brook, 262 Longwood Road, Longwood. Died in Germany, 2.3.1920, aged 36. Buried in COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row C, Grave 6.

BROOK, WILLIE. Private. No 28468. 1/5th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly No 48502 The Yorkshire Regiment. Born 34 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Son of Mr Alfred Brook, 34 Clayton’s Yard, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Beaumont Street Council School. Employed as a moulder by Messrs J. Hopkinson and Company Limited, of Birkby. Enlisted December 1917. Died of wounds near St. Pol, France, 31.8.1918, aged 19 years. Buried in LIGNY- sur-CANCHE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 18.

BROOK, WILLIE. Private. No 242073. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Hurstpond, Outlane, 29.12.1894. Son of Fred and Elizabeth Brook, 43 Coal Pit Lane, Outlane. Educated at Outlane Council School. Employed as a twister-in for Messrs Waterhouse and Sons Limited, Parkwood Mills, Longwood. Attended the Mount Wesleyan Mission and was a member of Outlane Cricket Club. Attested under the Derby scheme on February 28th, 1916, and joined the forces on 1.4.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 3.9.1916, aged 20. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Outlane Trinity Methodist Church; Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROOK, WILLIAM. Private. No 52521. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 31965 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment.

Lived Carrs Farm, Lindley. Was employed as a teamer by Messrs James Hawkyard of Upper Edge, Elland. Reported missing, presumed killed, 21.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe

BROOKE, EDWARD, DSO. Lieutenant Commander. Royal Navy. HMS Strongbow. Born 25.8.1885 in Ecclesfield. Son of the late Edward Burkall Brooke and Gertrude Sykes Brooke of Thorpe, Almondbury, and grandson of the late Mr Edward Brooke of Oakleigh House, Edgerton. Joined the Navy on 30.7.1902. Was married on 20.3.1913, at St. John’s Cathedral, Hong Kong, to Miss Helene Sarah Sherris. Severely wounded in convoy action, 17.10.1917. Was formerly in command of HMS Sprightly and was mentioned in despatches for his work at the Battle of Jutland. Awarded the DSO, 7.8.1918. The official citation reads;- ‘11 command of HMS Strongbow. Fought a gallant action against overwhelming odds in endeavouring to protect a convoy. He was seriously wounded during the engagement.’ Died at home, 10.2.1919, aged 33. Buried in ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave location:- K, ‘C’, 30.

BROOKE, FRANK. Lance Bombardier. No 82171. ‘A Battery, 52nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Golcar. Son of John and Kate Brooke, 32 Townend, Golcar. Employed by his brother, Mr J.W. Walker, woollen manufacturer, at Springdale Mills, Longroyd Bridge. Attended St. John’s Church, Golcar and was a member of the St. John’s Institute and Golcar Conservative Club. Enlisted, 4.8.1914, at the age of 16. He took part in the Dardenelles campaign, served for 12 months in Egypt and for two years in France. Wounded during the first battle of the Somme, in 1916, during the fight for Beaumont Hamel. Was at home on leave in August, 1918. Died of wounds, 4.9.1918, aged 20 years. Buried in FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row FE, Grave 7. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

BROOKE, JAMES WILLIE. Driver. No L/25470. 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Moldgreen, Huddersfield, 5.8.1880. Educated at Stile Common Board School. Employed as a dyer by Messrs Dyson, Hall and Company, Greenside, Dalton. Husband

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of Mary Jane Brooke, 7 Fleming House Lane, Waterloo, Dalton. Enlisted May 1915. Embarked for France in December, 1915. Died of wounds received near Ypres, 28.12.1917, aged 37 years. Buried in BLEUET FARM CEMETERY, ELVERDINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 51. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

BROOKE, JOHN. Driver. No 222994. 17th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr and Mrs Dan Brooke, of Dunsley, Holmfirth. Husband of Mary Annie Brooke, Sunnyside Cottages, Ford Gate, Holmbridge. Employed at Albion Mills, Thongsbridge. Enlisted 29.3.1917. Killed in action, 25.3.1918, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

BROOKE, JOSHUA. Private. No 409. 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Joseph and Ann Brooke, Marsh Road, Scholes Holmfirth. Employed in the mill warehouse of Mr Waterhouse of Lockwood. Was Secretary of Mount Tabor United Methodist School and a member of the choir. Enlisted 1915. Had become ill and had undergone two operations. Died at Etaples Base Hospital, 2.12.1916, aged 23 years. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row D, Grave 8. ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial; Hepworth Parish Church.

BROOKS, ALBERT EDWARD. Private. No 202983. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Spa Bottom, Lepton. Employed by Messrs Ben Elliott and Sons at the Lodge Mill Colliery. Killed in action, 29.4.1918, aged 21. Buried in LA CLYTTE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row C, Grave 3. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Lepton Parish Church.

BROOKS, FREDERICK. Private. No 15325. 24th Battalion (Oldham Pals) Manchester Regiment. Born East Hagbourne, Berkshire. Son of George and Ellen Brooks. Lived Bankfield, Manchester Road, Marsden. From boyhood had been brought up by his Uncle, Mr Howson of Marsden. Employed as a weaver at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Was a member of the Adult

Sunday School and the Socialist Institute. Enlisted 12.5.1915. Embarked for France, 12.11.1915. Received a gunshot wound to the head whilst engaged in bomb throwing on 2.7.1916. After first aid had been given he was taken to the Base Hospital at Rouen where he died of his injuries on 12.7.1916, aged 24. Buried in St. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Grave location:- Plot A, Row 28, Grave 8. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

BROTHERTON, RICHARD. Guardsman. No 6015. Coldstream Guards. Born St. Peter’s, Lincoln. Lived 2 King Street, Lindley. Was a Police Constable with the Huddersfield Borough Police force. Enlisted in August, 1914, and embarked for France with the British Expeditionary Force. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the 1st Battle of Ypres, 29.10.1914. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Corporation Roll; Huddersfield Police Headquarters.

BROWN, ARNOLD. Private. No 30357. 30th Company Labour Corps. Formerly 17th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Joe Brown of High House Green, Linthwaite. Husband of Mrs Brown, 284 Buxton Road, Macclesfield, Cheshire. Died of disease, 19.10.1918, aged 29 years. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row K, Grave 4a.

BROWN, HARRY, MM. Private. No 100192. 24th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Holmfirth. Son of Frederick and Ruth E. Brown, 10, Dewhurst Road, Fartown, Huddersfield. Educated at Holmfirth and Woodhouse Church of England Schools. Employed as a porter by Mr H. Hardy, of Birkby, in his paper warehouse. Enlisted May 1917. Embarked for France in April 1918. Awarded the Military Medal 1.10.1918 for ‘bravery and resourcefulness during an attack on an enemy defensive system’. Killed during the attack on 1.10.1918, aged 19 years. Buried in ANNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 12. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

BROWN, HARRY. Private. No 5542. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born

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Holmfirth. Lived Longley, Holmfirth. Employed Messrs. Watkinson and Sons at Washpit Mills, Holmfirth. A keen cricketer, playing with the Cartworth Moor and Choppards teams. Was one of 29 cousins serving in the forces, being the sons of seven brothers. Had been at the front just seven weeks when reported missing, presumed killed, in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt on 3.9.1916, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holmfirth; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BROWN, HARRY HAMER. Private. No 46093. 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 22668 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bradford. Son of Mrs A. Brown, 13 Shackleton Fold, Whitehall Road, Leeds. Came to Huddersfield when he was six years old. Lodged with Mr J. W. Littlewood, 12 Drawer’s Row, Berry Brow. Employed by Messrs Shaw Brothers, Firth Street, Huddersfield. Wounded in head and right hand, 16.10.1918, and died of wounds, aged 19, at No 72 General Hospital, Trouville on 16.1.1919. Buried in TOURGEVILLE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row C, Grave 12. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

BROWN, JOHN THOMAS. Lance Corporal. No 9738. 1st Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Born Huddersfield 2.10.1883. Foster son of Mrs Heath, ‘Wells Tavern,’ Northgate, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Joseph’s School, Huddersfield. Employed as a tramway conductor by the Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Department. Married. Living at 24 Portland Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme, 8.8.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

BROWN, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 242857. 1/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born 15 Castlegate, Huddersfield, 26.11.1897. Son of John William and Ada Brown, 23 Zetland Street, Huddersfield. Educated at the Huddersfield Parish Church School and was a member of the pierrot troupe at the school. Employed as a hairdresser by Mr John Hoyle at his hairdressing saloon in Beast Market, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 9.9.1916. Gassed

at Nieuport, 19.7.1917, and died of the effects of gas poisoning at Le Treport, 9.8.1917, aged 19 years. Buried in MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY, LE TREPORT. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 9a. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

BROWN, VINCENT FRANK. Gunner. No 68484. 32nd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Preston. Son of Frank and Sarah Hannah Brown, 2 Sussex Street, Salford, Manchester. Lived Grange Cottages, Marsden. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Crowther Bruce and Company Limited. Was a member of the Marsden Socialist Club. Single. Embarked for France in July, 1916. Killed in action, 9.4.1918, aged 31 years. Buried in ROYAL IRISH RIFLES GRAVEYARD, LAVENTIE. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 9. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

BROWN, WILLIAM FRANCE. Corporal. No 248080. 29th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Slaithwaite. Son of James Robert and Ann Brown of New House, Moorside, Slaithwaite. Killed in action, 19.9.1918, aged 24 years. Buried in TYNE COT CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 59, Row E, Grave 31. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Pole Moor Baptist Church.

BRUCE, NORMAN VICTOR. Gunner. No 231391. 108th Brigade HQ, Royal Field Artillery. Born Harrogate. Son of Robert and Elinor Bruce of 102 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth. husband of Louie Bruce of South Lane, Holmfirth. Educated at Holmfirth National School. Worked at Rock Mills for a time and then joined the West Riding Constabulary and worked as a clerk at the Depot in Wakefield. Married at Holmfirth Parish Church, 9.4.1917, and enlisted on the following Monday. Killed instantly by a piece of shrapnel, 27.3.1918, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holmfirth. (Brother of Private ROBERT VERNON BRUCE, who was killed on 9.4.1917, his brother’s wedding day, q.v.).

BRUCE, ROBERT VERNON. Sergeant. No 235225. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Robert and Elinor Bruce, 102 Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth. Attended Holmfirth Parish Church. Employed in the

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office of Messrs Farrar and Company, Thirstin Dyeworks, Honley. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Arras. He was a member of a British attacking party who had cleared four lines of German trenches and had also cleared the enemy out of the village beyond when, according to information, Sergeant Bruce saw a British soldier lying wounded in an exposed position. In order to bandage the poor fellow who was lying in distress he crept out into the open but a German bullet killed him instantly. Killed in action, 9.4.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial. (Brother of Private NORMAN VICTOR BRUCE, killed in action, 27.3.1918, q.v.).

BRUNTON, ALBERT SAMUEL. Private. No 92202. 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers (Posted to 1st London Regiment). Formerly No 128012 Royal Flying Corps. Born 1.10.1899. Son of Herbert Helm Brunton and Mary Brunton, 24 Fenton Square, Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Spring Grove Council and Hillhouse Schools. Employed as a mechanical dentist by Mr Frost of Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Single. Killed in action, 26.8.1918, aged 18 years. Buried in SUMMIT TRENCH CEMETERY, CROISILLES. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 2. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge.

BUCKLEY, ARNOLD. Gunner. No 142068. 289th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Longwood 24.6.1894. Son of John Denton and Lavinia Buckely, 161 Longwood Gate, Longwood, Huddersfield. Educated at Goitfield Board School. Prior to enlistment was employed as manager by Mr Shaw Hardcastle in his drapery business in Halifax and formerly worked for Messrs Kaye and Monnington of King Street, Huddersfield. Attended Lockwood Baptist Sunday School. Enlisted 26.4.1916. Embarked for France February, 1917. Killed in action near Ypres, 31.5.1917, aged 23 years. Buried in VLAMERTINGHE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row C, Grave 22. ROH:- Salendine Nook Baptist Church (memorial in the churchyard 514E); Longwood War Memorial. (Brother of Private DONALD BUCKLEY, reported missing, presumed killed, 28.4.1917, q.v.).

BUCKLEY, DONALD. Private. No 35063. 24th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Longwood 12.2.1898. Son of John Denton and Lavinia Buckley, 161 Longwood Gate, Longwood. Educated at Goitfield Board School. Had worked at Rushworths Limited, Westgate, Huddersfield, but at the time of enlistment was employed by his father in his drapery business. Attended the Lockwood Baptist Sunday School and was a member of the North Ward Liberal Club. Enlisted October, 1916, and embarked for France at about the same time as his brother. Reported missing, presumed killed, 28.4.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Salendine Nook Baptist Church and a memorial in the churchyard 514E; Longwood War Memorial. (Brother of Private ARNOLD BUCKLEY, killed in action, 31.5.1917, q.v.).

BUCKLEY, FRED. Private. No 241695. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of John and Mary Buckley of Barber Row, Linthwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs George Mallinson and Sons. Attended the Linthwaite Wesleyan Sunday School. Enlisted March, 1916, and embarked for France about Christmas time of the same year. Came home on leave in September, 1918, and was killed in action, 12.10.1918, aged 34 years. Buried SELRIDGE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 10. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

BUCKLEY, JAMES IRVIN. Private. No 29/612. 12/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Outlane 6.11.1917. Son of Nancy Buckley, 204 Longwood Road, Longwood. Educated at Longwood Board School. Employed as a weaver. Enlisted on Easter Wednesday, 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 4.10.1917, aged 30. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

BUCKLEY, JOE. Private. No 31956. 2nd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of Ernest and Sarah Buckley of Golcar. Husband of Ivy Buckley, of White Hart, Towngate, Marsden. Employed as a foreman spinner and scribbling engineer at Messrs Gledhill

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Brothers, woollen manufacturers, of Lockwood. Enlisted November 1916. Served as a stretcher- bearer. Wounded in the right arm and both legs on 27.11.1917. Taken to Etaples Base Hospital, where his right leg was amputated. Died of his wounds, 11.12.1917, aged 26 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 31, Row C, Grave 10a. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Marsden War Memorial.

BUCKLEY, JOSEPH MITCHELL. Private. No 240551. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Clayton West. Son of G G and Emily Buckley. Died of wounds, 9.5.1918, aged 31 years. Buried in BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 60. ROH:- Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

BUCKLEY, LEONARD. Private. No 14231. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Netherthong. Son of Mr and Mrs R Buckley. Educated at Netherthong Church Day School. Attended Netherthong United Methodist Church. Employed as a tuner by Messrs Vickerman and Sons, Thongsbridge Mills. Enlisted shortly after the outbreak of the war. Wounded whilst repairing telephone wires. Died of wounds, 25.4.1916, aged 25 years. Buried in BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 156. ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Netherthong Working Men’s Club.

BUCKLEY, WALTER. Private. No 202574. 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield. Brother of Mr L Buckley, 45 Scholes Road, Birkby. Lived 18 Little Carr Green, Dalton. Employed as a tenter by Messrs Edwin Walker and Company Limited, Field Mills, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Was a violinist in the Huddersfield String Orchestra. Died of wounds, 16.9.1918, aged 21. Buried ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row FE, Grave 3. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Huddersfield; Christ Church, Moldgreen.

BUCKLEY, WALTER. Private. No 93885. 51st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Samuel and Ada Alice Buckley, 6 Back Union Street, Northgate, Huddersfield. Died at home, 20.4.1921, aged 20 years. Buried in

EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 15B, 90C.

BULL, HARRY. Private. No 240575. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lane End, Dalton, 21.9.1897. Son of Richard and Georgina Bull, 48 Thistle Street, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Andrews Church of England School, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a brass finisher by Messrs. J. Hopkinson and Company, of Birkby. Enlisted 21.9.1914. Reported missing presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BULLAS, SAMUEL SCHOFIELD. Private. No 204347. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bacup. Fifth son of Mrs Joseph Bullas, 96 New Lane, Bacup. Lived 53 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Employed by British Dyes Limited. Was a member of the Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes. Enlisted March, 1917, and embarked for France in June, 1917. Killed in action, 10.10.1917, aged 24. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BULLAS, THOMAS. Private. No 32044. 1/5th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born 19.3.1899. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Bullas, 65 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Paul’s Church of England School, Huddersfield. Employed by Messrs John Crowther and Sons of Milnsbridge as a piecer. Enlisted in November, 1916, and embarked for France in March, 1917. Reported missing presumed killed, 1.7.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge.

BURCH, HARRY, MM. Corporal. No 16578. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Formerly No 8000 Dragoons. Born Amberley, Gloucestershire. Lodged with Mrs Bradley, 3 Austin’s Yard, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Employed as a goods porter by the London and North Western Railway Company at Huddersfield Goods Yard. Enlisted at the

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outbreak of the war and embarked for France on 4.2.1916. Was awarded the Military Medal on 1.9.1916 for ‘gallant conduct under fire.’ Died of wounds at 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Station, 13.10.1916, aged 32. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row L, Grave 10. ROH:- London and North Western Railway Roll.

BURGESS, BROOKE. Private. No 29/652. 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Wooldale. Son of John and Elizabeth Burgess of Wooldale. Employed by Messrs Lancasters, of Mythom Bridge. Enlisted 17.5.1916. Embarked for France, 31.8.1916. Died of gunshot wounds to the head at 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Station, 10.11.1916, aged 19 years. Buried GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE. Grave Location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 41. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial. (Brother of Private JOSEPH BURGESS, who died of wounds at sea, 10.8.1915 q.v.).

BURGESS, JOSEPH. Private. No 1917. 7th Battalion Australian Imperial Force. Born Wooldale. Son of John and Elizabeth Burgess of Wooldale. Was well known in local athletic circles as a skilful gymnast. Emigrated to Australia in May, 1914. Enlisted in the A.I.FE. on January 14th, 1915, in Melbourne, Victoria. Went to the Dardenelles. Died of wounds at sea, 10.8.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the LONE PINE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial. (Brother of Private BROOKE BURGESS, who died of wounds, 10.11.1916, q.v.).

BURHOUSE, HENRY JOE. Lance Corporal. No 41888. 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Son of James William and Mary Burhouse. Lived 106 Yews Hill Road, Lockwood. Died in Germany as a Prisoner of War, 6.11.1918, aged 20 years. Buried BERLIN SOUTH WESTERN CEMETERY, STAHNSDORE, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 18, Row B, Grave 5S.

BURKE, GEORGE. Private. No 936. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Enlisted Huddersfield. Killed in action, 20.12.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BURKE, S. Gunner. No L/32570. 9th Reserve Battery Royal Field Artillery. Died at home, 5.6.1916. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 60, 117G.

BURKE, THOMAS. Rifleman. No 43621. 16th Battalion The County of London Regiment, attached to the King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Huddersfield. Killed in action, 17.6.1918. Buried in DAINVILLE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row F, Grave 11.

BURKITT, TOM. Lance Corporal. No 2594. No 9 Platoon, ‘C’ Company, 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Knutsford, Cheshire, 19.3.1893. Son of Mrs Adah Burkitt, 56 Northgate, Almondbury. Educated at Almondbury Church of England School. Employed as a tailor’s fettler at Messrs Bairstow’s clothing factory, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Single. Had served four years with the local Territorials. Although his mother was a widow, he said that as a trained man he could not stand aside and he must go along with his elder brother, who was in the Ambulance Section of the same Regiment. Enlisted 12.8.1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Killed in action near Bois Grenier, 25.6.1915, aged 22 years. Buried RUE DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 8. His mother received the following letter from Lieutenant J. M. Haigh, of ‘C’ Company, ‘I regret to have to inform you that your son, Lance Corporal T: Burkitt, was killed last night. He died doing his duty as a soldier and a man. A bullet struck him in the back. He was taken to hospital but died very soon afterwards. The funeral took place at 11am today. There are some things which are difficult to say but your son deserves the highest tribute and praise. I have never met a braver man, nor one in whose character there was more to admire. It is a noble thing that he has done. Please accept our deepest sympathy with you in your great loss.’ ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial.

BURLEY, ARTHUR. Private. No 5887. 1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born 6 Moorbottom Road, Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Burley, 23 Hill Top, Paddock. Educated at St. Thomas’s Church of England School, Longroyd Bridge. Attended Thornton Lodge Wesleyan Sunday

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School. Employed at Priestroyd Mills as a woollen piecer. Single. Enlisted 3.7.1916. Embarked for France in November, 1916. Died of wounds at No 46 Casualty Clearing Station on 16.1.1917. Buried DERNANCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row G, Grave 14. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

BURNLEY, ALBERT. Private. No 66347. 240th Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 29319 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkheaton, Huddersfield. Lived Greenwood’s Buildings, Kirkheaton. Husband of Clara Burnley. Employed by British Dyes Limited. Killed in action, 16.9.1917, aged 33 years. Buried in HESBECOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- No 6. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

BURNLEY, HARRY RAYMOND. Sergeant. No 1859. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Boroughbridge. Son of the late Mr Joseph Burnley, St. Wilfred’s Hotel, Ripon, and Mrs Burnley of Golcar Brow, Meltham. Employed by Messrs J. Hopkinson of Birkby. Enlisted August 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Died of wounds at No 17 Casualty Clearing Station (Remy Siding), 11.11.1915, aged 20. Buried in LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row B, Grave 7. (Brother of Private JOE BURNLEY, who died of wounds, 26.8.1918, q.v.). ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

BURNLEY, HERBERT. Lance Corporal. No 15/160. 15th Battalion (Leeds Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Walter and Fanny Burnley. Killed in action, 1.7.1916, aged 27 years. Buried in EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 51. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

BURNLEY, JOE, DCM. Private. No 242043. 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly No 2367 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Ripon. Son of the late Mr Joseph Burnley, St. Wilfred’s Hotel, Ripon, and Mrs Burnley, 56 Quarmby Road, late of Golcar Brow, Meltham. Had served in the army for five years and had come home on time expired leave at Whitsuntide, 1918. Died of gunshot wounds to abdomen in No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, Gezaincourt,

26.8.1918, aged 20 years. One week after his death he was awarded the DCM for ‘gallantry and devotion to duty on the field of battle.’. Buried BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row B, Grave 3. ROH:-. St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Longwood War Memorial. (Brother of Private HARRY RAYMOND BURNLEY, who died of wounds, 11.11.1915, q.v.).

BURROWS, EDWARD HORACE. Private. No 142565. 62nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 32426 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Thomas and Mary Burrows, 43 Arnold Street, Birkby. Employed by Messrs J. Hopkinson, of Birkby. Was a member of the Birkby Baptist Young Men’s Bible Class. Embarked for France just before Christmas, 1917. Died of pneumonia at Etaples Base Hospital, 6.4.1918, aged 20 years. Buried in ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 33, Row D, Grave 12. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

BURROWS, RICHARD. Lance Corporal. No 47288. 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Born Ardwick, Manchester. Son of Richard and Hannah Burrows of Ardwick; husband of Adelaide Burrows, 166 Nook, Newsome Road, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 7.9.1917, aged 31 years. Buried in MESSINES RIDGE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Memorial 2.

BURTON, CHARLES. Lance Corporal. No 32955. 1/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born East View, off Croft House Lane, Marsh, 31.10.1889. Son of Tom Heeley and Evalina Burton, 1 Clara Street, Fartown. Educated at St. John’s School, Hillhouse. Employed by the Maypole Dairy Company, Dewsbury, as a grocer’s assistant. Enlisted June 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 14.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Birkby; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; also commemorated on parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield.

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BURTON, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Private. No 528122. 14th (County of London) Battalion (London Scottish). Born Marsh 9.7.1888. Son of Joe Burton, 4 Lowergate, Longwood. Educated at Holy Trinity Church of England School. Employed as a undertuner. Enlisted 15.12.1915. Killed in action, 21.8.1918, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

BURTON, HAROLD. Private. No 4144. 1/5th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Enlisted Cawthorne, Barnsley. Killed in action, 4.7.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

BURTON, NORMAN. Private. No 181378. 18th Battalion (2nd Bradford Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Clayton West. Enlisted Bradford. Killed in the attack on Serre on the first day of the Battle of the Somme 1.7.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

BUSHBY, JOHN. Private. No 23/337. 19th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Marsden. Son of Alfred and Martha Bushby, 6 Green Bower, Marsden. Employed by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company Limited, Marsden, Reported missing, presumed killed, 28.7.18, aged 36. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

BUTLER, CYRIL FRANK. 2nd Lieutenant. 112th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Settle 19.8.1894. Son of Mr and Mrs Butler, ‘Paragon Hotel,’ Westgate’, Huddersfield. Educated at Skipton Grammar School, where he was schools champion for 1910, 1913 and 1914. Went to Ripon and St. John College, York, where he was a student. Played for Skipton Rugby Union Club and later for York, Huddersfield and Halifax Northern Union clubs at three-quarter back. He was also a keen runner and fine athlete. Enlisted, 4.1.1916, in the Royal Horse Artillery as a Gunner. Died of wounds near Rheims, 8.6.1918. Buried MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY.

Grave location:- Plot 7, Row D, Grave 1. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

BUTLER, GEORGE. Gunner. No 111910. ‘A’ Battery, 186th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 6 Brian Street, Lindley, 11.10.1895. Son of Fred and Keziah Butler, 144 Lime Tree Avenue, Eldon Road, Marsh. Educated at Oakes Council School. Employed by Mr A. Willis as a tailor’s cutter. Attended Marsh United Methodist Church and was a Sunday School teacher there. Was a member of Marsh United Harriers. Enlisted 29.12.1915. Killed in action, near Poperinghe, 27.6.1917, aged 21 years. Buried in POPERINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 30. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial.

BUTLER, WILLIAM AUDSLEY. 2nd Lieutenant. 3rd Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment, attached 1/8th Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Only son of Mr E C. Butler, Cranwich Road, Stamford Hill, London, who was formerly factory inspector for Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield College School and later at Huddersfield Technical College and London University, where he received a war degree of BSc in engineering. Was commissioned in July, 1915, and embarked for France in June, 1917. Killed in action, 16.11.1916, aged 22 years. Buried in ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row F, Grave 25. ROH:- Huddersfield College School.

BUTTERWORTH, CHARLES HERBERT. Private. No 204475. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of Mr and Mrs J. C. Butterworth of Golcar Brow, Meltham. Educated at Meltham Church Schools. Employed by the Meltham Spinning Company. Mobilised with the local Territorials in August, 1914. Killed in action, 10.4.1918, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

BUTTERWORTH, ERNEST. Private. No 2165. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Alfred H and Alice A Butterworth, Park Ryding, Holmfirth. Attended Holmfirth Wesleyan Church and was an active member of the Holmfirth Liberal Club. Assisted his father in the business of Messrs H. and S.

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Butterworth, woollen manufacturers, Lower Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted with the local Territorial battalion at the outbreak of the war. Shot through the head and died instantenously, 12.7.1915, aged 26 years. Buried in COLNE VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 14. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Upperthong War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall. (Brother of 2nd Lieutenant NORMAN BUTTERWORTH, killed in action, 9.5.1917, q.v.).

BUTTERWORTH, NORMAN. 2nd Lieutenant. Sth Battalion Manchester Regiment, attached 70th Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Born Holmfirth. Son of Alfred H and Alice A Butterworth, Park Ryding, Holmfirth. Educated at Holmfirth Wesleyan Day School, later became a boarder at Fulneck School, Pudsey, and finished his schooling in Switzerland. He became associated with the business of Messrs Armitage and Rhodes of Ravensthorpe and was one of the partners in the firm when war broke out. He enlisted in November, 1915, a few months after his brother Ernest was killed, and obtained a commission in the Sth Battalion Manchester Regiment. He embarked for France in October, 1916, attached to the 17th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Then he returned to England and went through training for the Royal Flying Corps, returning to France on 5.4.1917. On 9.5.1917, some British aircraft went over the German lines and they were attacked by a large number of German planes. There was a long and close fight in which two German machines were shot down and two others driven down. Norman was hit during the combat and killed instantenously. The machine was very badly damaged and became almost uncontrollable and only by very fine piloting was it possible for the machine to return. Killed in action whilst flying, 9.5.1917, aged 24 years. Buried in BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 16. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial. (Brother of Private ERNEST BUTTERWORTH, killed in action, 12.7.1917, q.v.).

BYRNE, HENRY. Private. No 8648. 2nd Battalion Royal Dublin Fusiliers. Born Dublin. Brother of Mrs Murphy, 7 Burns Head Yard, Thomas Street, Huddersfield. Lived 9 Swallow Street, Huddersfield. Employed as a labourer by Messrs John Sykes and Sons, Turnbridge. Killed at Hill 60 on 26.4.1915. Has no known

grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

BYRAM, THOMAS RICHARD. Lance Corporal. No 241875. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Greenfield. Lived 23 Royds Terrace, Binn Road, Marsden. Employed as a weaver at New Mills, Marsden. Was a member of Saddleworth Handbell Ringers and also played the violin. Married. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France January, 1917. Wounded in the head and died instantly, 20.7.1918, aged 39 years. Buried COURMAS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 7. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CAINE, DAVID. Private. No 17/940. 17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Jarrow. Living at Moldgreen. Employed as a labourer. Married. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Killed in action, 30.7.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

CAINE, FREDERICK, MM. Sergeant. No 240244. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Second son of Mr and Mrs Dennis Caine, 17 Dock Street, Huddersfield. Attended St. Patrick’s Church. Employed by Messrs J. Lumb and Sons Limited, Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Awarded the Military Medal 9.12.1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele, 9.10.1917, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private THOMAS CAINE, killed in action, 20.1.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CAIN, JAMES EDWARD, MM. Acting Bombardier. No L/25688. ‘D’ Battery, 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Hyde Cheshire. Husband of Emily Ann Caine, Church Green, Kirkburton. Employed as a miner by Messrs Swift and Netherwood, Lepton Collieries. Awarded the Military Medal on 17.9.1917, ‘for standing to the guns for 16 hours after all his companions had been gassed.’ Killed in action, 30.10.1917, aged 31. Buried MINTY FARM CEMETERY, St. JAN, BELGIUM. Grave Location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 19. ROH:- All Hallows Church, Kirkburton.

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CAINE, THOMAS. Corporal. No 3321. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived 5 Water Royd, Turnbridge, Huddersfield. Employed as a labourer by Mr A. Graham, contractor, of Colne Road, Huddersfield. Attended St. Patrick’s Church. Married, with five children, the youngest of whom was born a fortnight before her father was killed. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war and embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action, 20.1.1917, aged 30 years. Buried HUMBERCAMPS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 14. (Brother of Private FREDERICK CAINE MM, killed in action, 9.10.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CALKIN, ELLIS. Private. No 241355. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived 19 Colne Street, Aspley, Huddersfield. Employed by Messrs T. Liversidge and Sons, Canal Dyeworks, Huddersfield. Married, with four children. Accidentally shot 9.9.1917. Buried St. HILAIRE CEMETERY, FREVENT. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 27. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CALLAGHAN, CHARLES HENRY, MM, MSM. Sergeant. No 45400. ‘D’ Battery, 256th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Albion Street, Huddersfield, 11.8.1887. Son of Mrs J. Callaghan, Park Side House, Maple Street, Huddersfield, and the late Inspector Callaghan of the Huddersfield Borough Police Force. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Prior to enlistment was working in Glasgow as a plumber and glazier. Single. Enlisted January 1896. Awarded the Military Medal for ‘bravery in the field’ in April, 1917. Wounded near Cambrai on 13.5.1917. Treated in Hove Hospital, England for hip wound and amputation of left leg. Died of wounds at Hove, 30.12.1917, aged 30. Buried in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 11B, 116. ROH:- Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

CALVERLEY, HAROLD. Private. No 30418. 1st Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Born Lillands Lane, Brighouse, 3.8.1895. Educated at Moldgreen Council School. Worked as licensed hawker. Married. At the time of enlistment, was living at 281

Wakefield Road, Moldgreen. Enlisted 3.8.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, near Poelcapelle, Belgium, 9.10.1917, aged years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Huddersfield; Christ Church, Moldgreen.

CALVERLEY, PHILIP HENRY. Private. No 3/2100. ‘B’ Company, Ist Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Crumpsall, Manchester, 29.12.1893. Son of William Henry and Eva Calverley, 89 Luck Lane, Marsh. Educated at Paddock Council School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed as a clerk in the Huddersfield office of the Royal Insurance Company. Was a teacher and active worker in the Marsh United Methodist Sunday School, where he was also secretary of the Band of Hope and Plan Secretary to the Christian Endeavour Society. Was also secretary and treasurer for the Marsh United Harriers of which he was an active member. Enlisted 31.8.1914. Trained at Sutton-on-Humber and, afterwards, at Winchester and passed his firing course at Strensall and Hornsea. Embarked for France on 14.1.1915. Killed in action between Zonnebeke and Zillebeke, Belgium, on 8.5.1915, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock; commemorated in Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel yard, D312.

CALVERT, FRANK. Private. No 72004. 1/Sth Battalion Devonshire Regiment. Born Fartown 22.11.1898. Son of Mrs E. D. Calvert, 20 Grove Buildings, Back Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Hillhouse Council School. Employed as a clerk by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 28.12.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at Cambrai on 30.9.1918, aged 18. Buried FLESQUIERES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row B, Grave 8. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

CALVERT, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 240820. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden’s Buildings, Rashcliffe, 12.12.1881. Son of William and Eliza Jane Calvert, 12 Northgate, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church School and

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Thomas Street Council School. Employed by Messrs Jarmaine and Sons, of Kirkheaton, as a wool extractor. Single. Enlisted 21.11.1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CALVERT, LEWIS. Private. No 4349. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 6 Sheepridge Road, Huddersfield, 1.8.1879. Educated at Deighton Council School. Employed as a moulder. Enlisted 3.7.1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt on 3.9.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CAMPNETT, ARNOLD. Acting Bombardier. No 117571. 256th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Linthwaite, Huddersfield. Married. Lived Royds End, Linthwaite. Employed by Messrs George Mallinson and Sons Limited, Linthwaite. Was secretary of the Hoyle Ing Working Men’s Club and served for a time on the committee of the Linthwaite Cooperative Society. Killed in action, 4.10.1917, aged 32 years. Buried in BUFFS ROAD CEMETERY, St. JEAN-LES- YPRES, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Row E, Grave 9. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

CANDLER, FRANK. Private. No 42236. Hertfordshire Regiment. Formerly No 93553 Sherwood Foresters. Born Upper Quarry Road, Bradley, Huddersfield, 19.10.1898. Son of Cant and Sarah Candler, 60 Bradley Road, Bradley. Educated at Bradley Church of England School. Employed as a junior clerk at Kirkheaton Station by the London and North Western Railway Company. Enlisted 23.3.1917. Wounded, 27.10.1918, and died of his wounds at St. Dunstan’s Hospital, Northampton, on 5.11.1918, aged 20 years. Buried in St. THOMAS’S CHURCHYARD, BRADLEY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- in the South part. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

CARBERT, THOMAS. Private. No 89671. 16th Company Machine Gun Corps. Born Escrick, York. Son of the late Thomas and Ellen Carbert. Husband of Mary E. Carbert, 19 Sandhurst,

Marsden. Reported missing, presumed killed, 21.3.1918, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

CARGILL, HARRY. Rifleman. No C/7999. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Nottingham. Lived Longwood prior to enlistment. Employed as a fettler at Messrs Crosland’s Mill at Crosland Moor. Married. His wife and daughter lived at 10 North Street, Smallbridge, Rochdale. Enlisted 1915. Invalided home after 18 months service. Returned to France in March, 1918. Killed in action, 3.10.1918. Buried PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), YPRES. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 9.

CARLTON, HERBERT. Private. No 31709. 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Horsforth, Leeds. Son of William and Ann Carlton of Lascelles Hall, Kirkheaton, Huddersfield. Employed by Messrs Hodkinsons, printers, New Street, Huddersfield, as a compositor. Was a Sunday School teacher at Cowmes Wesleyan Chapel and a member of the Lascelles Hall Cricket Club. Was also a member of the Almondbury Society of the Sons of Temperance. Enlisted April, 1916, and embarked for France in July, 1916. Killed in action, 7.10.1916, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Lepton Parish Church; commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

CARR, JAMES. Private. No 242940. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Leeds. Son of Mr and Mrs Peter Carr, 53 Craven Road, Woodhouse Street, Leeds. Educated at Meanwood Road Council School, Leeds. Employed as a scourer and miller by Messrs T. Calverley and Sons, Milnsbridge. Husband of Elsie May Carter, 40 Cobden Row, Marsden Road, Huddersfield. At the time of enlistment, was living 119 Cottage Retreat, Marsden Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Came home on leave a few days before his death. Had been in hospital previously suffering from the effects of an accident. Killed in action near Ypres, 23.3.1917, aged 21. Buried BELGIAN BATTERY CORNER CEMETERY, YPRES. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 4. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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CARTER, ALBERT EDWARD. Private. No 19796. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born West Derby, Lancashire Lived Meltham. Killed in action, 23.5.1917. Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM). Grave location:- Plot 4, Row £, Grave 12. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

CARTER, ALFRED. Private. No 2832. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Second son of Mr Samuel Carter, 2 Industrial Terrace, Greenside, Dalton. Attended St. Paul’s Wesleyan Church, Dalton and the Moldgreen Adult School. Employed as a polisher by Mr Harry Roebuck, furnisher, of Moldgreen. A keen cross country runner. Enlisted January 1915. Killed in action, 20.12.1915, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Wesleyan Church, Dalton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CARTER, ALFRED ERNEST. Private. No 23692. 8th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Meltham. Son of Mr William Carter (clerk to the Meltham Urban District Council) and Eliza Carter. Employed as a cashier at the Market Place branch of the London, City and Midland Bank Limited. Attended Meltham Parish Church. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 3.5.1917, aged 34. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

CARTER, ARTHUR WILLIAM. Sergeant. No 1713. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Son of Albert FE and Sarah Ann Carter, Prospect Cottages, Highburton, Kirkburton. Assisted his father in the family business of Messrs Henry Carter and Sons, edge toolmakers. Was secretary of the Kirkburton Conservative Club. Enlisted in August, 1914, and embarked for France in April, 1915. On completing his period of service he was given a months leave and returned to France on 30.6.1916. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 12.7.1916, aged 28 years. Buried in CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row J, Grave 4. ROH:- All Hallows Church, Kirkburton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CARTER, DYSON. Sapper. No WR/342959. Inland Waterways and Docks, Royal Engineers. Born Bradley, Huddersfield. Husband of Sarah Carter, Bank Road, Colne Bridge, Bradley. Died at home, 6.12.1918, aged 29 years. Buried St. THOMAS’S CHURCHYARD, BRADLEY. Grave location:- in the South part. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley.

CARTER, ERNEST ARTHUR. Private. No 24167. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Fifth son of Robert and Harriet Carter of Kirkburton; husband of Eva Carter, Slantgate, Kirkburton. Employed by Messrs Robert Carter and Sons, spade and shovel makers, Kirkburton. Embarked for France in October, 1916. Killed in action, 7.6.1917, aged 25 years. Buried LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY No 2, St. JEAN, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 2. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

CARTER, FRANK. Private. No 2045. Household Battalion. Son of John Edward and Lois Carter, 26 Ingfield Terrace, Linthwaite. Assisted his father in the family butchery business at Britannia Road, Slaithwaite. Attended Slaithwaite Wesleyan Church. Enlisted November 1916. Embarked for France in February, 1917. Killed in action, 3.5.1917, aged 21 years. Buried WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row E, Grave 16.

CARTER, FRED. Corporal. No 201898. 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Born Slaithwaite. Married. At the time of enlistment, was living at 4 Warrington Terrace, Marsden. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company Limited. Killed in action, 12.10.1918, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Slaithwaite War Memorial.

CARTER, GEORGE. Private. No 28956. 9th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs R. Carter, 33 Malvern Road, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Attended Hall Bower Sunday School and was a member of the Primrose Hill Liberal Club and cricket club. Reported missing, presumed killed, 20.9.1917, aged 33 years. Buried in HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row D, Grave 12. ROH:- Lowerhouses War Memorial.

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CARTER, HERBERT. Private. No 42411. 9th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly No 6/24155 Leicestershire Regiment. Born 11 Duke Street, Huddersfield. Son of Henry and Kate Carter, 11 Duke Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a woollen piecer at Priestroyd Mills. Enlisted 15.3.1917. Killed in action near Bapaume, 12.9.1918, aged 19 years. Buried in BERTINCOURT CHATEAU BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 8. ROH:- High Street United Methodist Church.

CARTER, JAMES FRANCIS. Gunner. No 140928. Royal Field Artillery. Born Kirkburton. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Carter, of Smith’s Croft, Highburton, Kirkburton. Employed as a weaver by Messrs W. and E. Armitage, of Shepley. Had served in Mesopotamia for two years. Died of pneumonia in the Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, 26.10.1918, aged 28 years. Buried ALL HALLOWS CHURCHYARD, KIRKBURTON. Grave location:- 19, 1488. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

CARTER, JOHN WILFRED. 2nd Lieutenant. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 9.2.1891 in Kirkburton. Son of Councillor Wilfred Carter, shovel and shaft importer, and Selina (nee Jackson) Carter of Rose Cottage, Kirkburton. He gained a scholarship at King James’ Grammar School, Almondbury, where he remained for five years. At the age of 16 he matriculated and, gaining other scholarships, went to Leeds University. At the age of 19 he earned his BA and was subsequently awarded a Gilchrist scholarship, with which he studied in Germany at Bonn and Leipzig Universities. On his return to England, in 1911, he was appointed German and French master at Leeds Central High School. On 26.8.1914, he was gazetted 2nd Lieutenant in the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Killed in action in the Dardenelles, 7.8.1915. He was 23 years of age. He was originally buried in the vicinity of Salt Lake, however, following the reoccupation of the Gallipoli peninsula in 1919, his grave was unable to be located by the Imperial (later Commonweath) War Graves Commission, and so today he is commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

CARTER, NORMAN. Private. No CH/20284. Royal Marine Light Infantry. HMS Laurentic. Born Kirkburton. Son of Lewis and Eliza Carter, of Slant Gate, Kirkburton. Killed by a mine explosion off the Irish coast on 25.1.1917, aged 18 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; commemorated on headstone in Kirkburton Churchyard.

CARTER, SAM. Private. No A/24119. 5th Battalion Canadian Infantry. (Saskatchewan Regiment). Son of Mrs Law Carter of Dogley Bar, Kirkburton. Enlisted December, 1914, and was attached to ‘B’ Company, Sth Canadian Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade, 1st Canadian Division. Arrived in England in July, 1915. After being in the trenches for ten months, he came home on leave not having seen his mother and sisters and brothers for five years. On returning to the front he was attached to a different platoon and was killed in action on 6.6.1916, aged 33 years, during a heavy bombardment. Buried LARCH WOOD (RAILWAY CUTTING) CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row C, Grave 3. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

CARTWRIGHT, BEN. Private. No 202166. 1/4th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Wooldale, Holmfirth. Son of Walker and Grace Cartwright, of Cliffe, Holmfirth. Educated at Holmfirth National School and was also connected with Cliffe Sunday School. Employed by Messrs John Woodhead, of Thongsbridge. Enlisted May 1916. Trained at Hornsea for ten weeks. Embarked for France July, 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 15.11.1916, aged 27 years. Buried WARLENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row C, Grave 30. ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial. (Brother of Private JAMES WILLIAM CARTWRIGHT, reported missing, 23.9.1917,

q.v.).

CARTWRIGHT, CHARLES. Lance Corporal. No 175305. 1/1st Queen’s Own Yorkshire Dragoons. Born 281 Church Lane, Moldgreen, 20.7.1888. Son of Charles and Mary Ellen Cartwright. Educated at Moldgreen Church of England School. Employed by Messrs Rippon Brothers as a motor car builder. Single. Enlisted

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1.9.1914. Embarked for France in July, 1915. Killed by the bursting of a shell at Brandhoek, Belgium, 2.5.1918, aged 29 years. Buried BRANDHOEK NEW MILITARY CEMETERY No 3. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 15. (Brother of Private GORDON CARTWRIGHT, who died of wounds, 9.7.1915, q.v.). ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

CARTWRIGHT, DYSON. Private. No M/272121. V1 Corps Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Born Jacob’s Row, Lockwood, 17.11.1889. Son of the late William Henry and Hannah Cartwright; husband of Edith Cartwright, 202 Whitehead Road, Primrose Hill. Educated at Mount Pleasant Board School, Huddersfield. Employed as a motor driver. Enlisted 27.11.1916. Accidentally drowned in France, 11.8.1918, aged 28. Buried HUBY-St. LEU BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 2. ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church.

CARTWRIGHT, ERNEST. 2nd Lieutenant. Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Herbert and Minnie Cartwright, Cooperative Terrace, Wooldale. Educated at Holmfirth Day School. Attended Wooldale Wesleyan Church and Sunday School, being a member of the Church choir. Employed by Mr W E Goldthorpe, mill furnisher, of Thongsbridge. Married. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war in the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment as a signaller. Killed in action near Famars, 1.11.1918, aged 26. Buried MAING COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 5S. ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

CARTWRIGHT, FRED. Private. No 202823. 1/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Mr and Mrs James Cartwright, Dogley Farm, Kirkburton. Assisted his father on the farm. Married, with two children. Enlisted September, 1916, and embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in action at Nieuport, 23.7.1917, aged 29 years. Buried RAMSCAPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row D, Grave 5. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

CARTWRIGHT, FREDERICK. Private. No 240023. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s

Regiment. Born 42 Micklegate, York. Worked as a wool extractor at Armitage Bridge Mills. Husband of Lucy Cartwright, 28 Waingate, Berry Brow. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Killed in action in Nieppe Forest, north west of Armentieres, 11.4.1918, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial; Armitage Bridge Mills.

CARTWRIGHT, GORDON. Private. No 2082. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 291 Wakefield Road, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Son of Charles and Marion Cartwright. Educated at Moldgreen Church of England School. Was a member of Moldgreen Church Boy Scouts. Employed in his father’s grocery business as a grocer’s assistant. Enlisted 8.9.1914. Wounded in the head, 9.7.1915, near Ypres. Died of wounds at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station on 12.7.1915, aged 17 years. Buried LIISSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 3. Brother of Private CHARLES CARTWRIGHT, killed in action, 2.5.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

CARTWRIGHT, HERBERT. Private. No M/375345. ‘C’ Battery Siege Park Army Service Corps. Born Kirkburton. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Cartwright of Westfield Farm, Flockton, and formerly of Kirkburton. Died of pneumonia at the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station, 25.2.1919, aged 30 years. Buried ATH COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 8. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

CARTWRIGHT, JAMES WILLIAM. Private. No 40761. 2/5th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Son of Walker and Grace Cartwright of Cliffe, Holmfirth. Husband of Annie Cartwright, Sude Hill, New Mill. Employed by Messrs Beaumonts, dyers, of Honley. Killed in action, 23.9.1917, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private BENJAMIN CARTWRIGHT, killed in action, 15.11.1916, q.v.). ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club.

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CARTWRIGHT, THOMAS EDWARD. Private. No 22072. 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born 5 Castle Lane, Carlisle, 9.7.1896. Son of Walter and Mary Cartwright, 67 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Schools in Carlisle and Huddersfield. Employed as a mill hand by Messrs Arthur Dawson and Sons, cotton spinners, of Aspley. Enlisted 1915. Died of wounds, 26.8.1916, aged 19 years. Buried BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row K, Grave 16.

CARTWRIGHT, WILLIE. Acting Company Quarter Master Sergeant. No S/2982. 11th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Born New Mill 19.12.1890. Son of the late Novello and Ann Cartwright, 43 Crosland Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Educated at Stile Common Council School. Was a member of the choir at St. Matthew’s Church, Primrose Hill, and a member of Lockwood Liberal Club. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs Joseph Taylor and Sons, iron merchants, of Kirkgate, Huddersfield. At the time of enlistment, was living at 6 Burbeary Road, Lockwood. Enlisted 31.8.1914. Killed in action on the Somme, 15.9.1916, aged 26 years. Buried ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row J, Grave 28. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; St. Matthew’s Church, Primrose Hill.

CARTY, JAMES. Private. No 49701. 9th Battalion The King’s Liverpool Regiment. Formerly Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born County Mayo, Ireland. Enlisted Halifax. Lived Huddersfield. Killed in action, 31.7.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CASEY, STEPHEN. Private. No 15333. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lockwood. Adopted son of Mrs Holland, 22 Victoria Street, Lockwood. Employed as a feeder by Messrs J. Lumb and Sons Limited, Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Enlisted February, 1915, and had served in Egypt and the Dardenelles. Killed in action on the Somme, 29.9.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

CASSELLS, JOHN. Corporal. No 3925. 53rd Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 17319 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Royston, Yorkshire. Son of Mr and Mrs Cassells of Golcar Brow, Meltham. Reported missing, presumed killed, 21.10.1916, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

CASTLE, HENRY. Private. No 2835. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 9 Newsome Cross Road, Almondbury, 3.2.1893. Son of Mary Castle. Educated at Newsome Church of England School. Employed as a blacksmith’s striker by Messrs Whiteley’s, of Lockwood. Single. Enlisted 17.9.1914. Wounded 14.12.1915. His mother received a telegram on the 31.12.1915, stating that her son was dangerously ill from gunshot wounds at No 14 General Hospital at Wimereux. A second telegram stated that he had died from his wounds on 8.1.1916, aged 23 years. Buried WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row L, Grave 11a. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CASTLE, HENRY WILMOTT. Private. Deal/4211(S) Royal Marine Medical Unit, Royal Naval Division. Born Glasgow 27.11.1895. Son of the Rev Thomas Brain and Letitia B. Castle. Educated at Kingswood School (for sons of Wesleyan Ministers, Bath). Left Huddersfield as a child. At the time of enlistment, was living in Oldham. Employed in the cotton industry in Manchester. Enlisted 14.11.1914. Killed in action, 4.1.1917 by a German shell while trying to save a wounded German Officer. Buried St. JULIEN DRESSING STATION CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 28. ROH:- Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

CASTLE, JAMES ARTHUR. Sapper. No 58257. 139th A.T. Company Royal Engineers. Born Grasscroft, Almondbury, 30.4.1882. Educated at St. Paul’s School, Huddersfield. Husband of Caroline Castle, 12 Lockwood’s Yard, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Employed as an organ builder. Enlisted 1.12.1914. Died of Blackwater Fever in Salonica on 22.4.1918, aged 36 years. Buried in MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, SALONIKA, GREECE. Grave location:- No 246. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.

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CASTLE, JOHN ARTHUR. Private. No 12336. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of the late Firth and of Mrs Castle, 316 Fairfield, Manchester Road, Milnsbridge. Employed as a beamer by Messrs John Crowther and Sons Limited, Union Mills, Milnsbridge. Enlisted September, 1914, and had been twice wounded. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Cambrai, 28.11.1917, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CATER, GEORGE EDWARD. Lance Corporal. No 305484. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Second son of Mr and Mrs W E Cater, Side Ing, Marsden, Huddersfield. Employed as a spinner at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Was an able student at the Marsden Evening School, where he was awarded a gold medal in the session before he joined the army, in August 1914. Was a member of the Order of Rechabites. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action, 13.4.1918, aged 23 years. Buried LE GRAND BEAUMART BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK. Grave location:- Special Memorial A 7. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

CATON, RICHARD. Private. No 241376. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Married, with four children. Lived 111, Wakefield Road, Huddersfield. Employed by Messrs M. Bedforth and Sons of Aspley. Killed at Nieuport, 7.8.1917, aged 42 years. Buried RAMSCAPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 7.

CAWTHRA, WALTER EDWIN (TEDDY). Private. No 241295. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 12 Orchard Terrace, Newsome Road, Huddersfield, 7.9.1897 Son of Edwin and Mary Elizabeth Cawthra, 5 Bell Street, Newsome Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Stile Common Church of England School, Hillhouse Higher Elementary School and Huddersfield Technical College. Employed as a clerk at the Huddersfield Corporation Gasworks, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 7.8.1915. Killed in action at Marfaux, near Rheims, 20.7.1918, aged 20 years. Buried

COURMAS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 10. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Huddersfield Corporation Roll; Almondbury War Memorial.

CHADWICK, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 57347. 14th Battalion (Pioneers) Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 205881 Royal Engineers. Born Huddersfield 25.3.1888. Only son of Mrs Emily Chadwick, 100 Church Street, Paddock. Employed as a joiner. Killed in action near Ypres, 14.11.1917. Buried THE HUTS CEMETERY, DICKEBUSCH, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 14, Row C, Grave 17. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe.

CHALONER, ARTHUR. Private. No 36708. 10th Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Formerly No 213364 Royal Engineers. Born 169 Rashcliffe Hill, Huddersfield, 31.3.1888. Educated at Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a moulder by Messrs Jere Kaye and Company. At the time of enlistment was living at 12 Manor Street, Kings Mill Lane, Huddersfield. Married. Was a member of St. Andrew’s Cricket Club and also a member of the Ramsden Street Men’s Own Class. Killed in action, 1.12.1917, aged 29 years. Buried HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 13. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; Christ Church, Moldgreen.

CHAMBERS, ABRAHAM. Lance Corporal. No C/7245. ‘AX Company King’s Royal Rifle Corps, posted to 12th Battalion London Regiment (The Rangers). Born Brook Fold, Honley, 29.3.1896. Son of Seth and Clara Chambers, 18 Schofield’s Yard, Longroyd Lane, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Paul’s Church School, Huddersfield. Employed as a finisher by Messrs Crowther Brothers, Union Mills, Milnsbridge. Single. Enlisted 12.10.1915. Died of wounds at No 55 Casualty Clearing Station, 24.8.1918, aged 22 years. Buried DAOURS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row A, Grave 23. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

CHAMBERS, ERNEST, ALWYN. Sergeant. No 79994, 6th Armoured Car Company, Machine Gun Corps (Motors), attached Dunster Force. Born White Stones, Stocksmoor, 7.2.1889.

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Educated at Thurstonland Endowed Schools. Employed as a motor driver by Messrs Taylor and Littlewood Limited, Newsome Mills, Huddersfield. Married, with three children, living at Bankfoot, Almondbury. Enlisted 11.3.1918. Died of typhus in Mesopotamia, 19.9.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the BASRA MEMORIAL, IRAQ. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; Messrs. Taylor and Littlewood, Newsome Mills.

CHAMBERS, CHARLES EDWARD. Sergeant. No 240111. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Son of Henry and Emma Chambers, Park View, Kirkburton. Attended Dogley Lane Congregational Church. Employed by Messrs B. H. Moxon and Sons, of Kirkburton. Was in the local Territorials before the outbreak of war. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action at Nieuport, 7.8.1917, aged 25 years. Buried RAMSCAPELLE ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 4. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CHAMBERS, REGINALD HAROLD. Private. No 3/10663. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 42 Stafford Street, Crewe, 31.12.1894. Son of Harold C. and Harriet Chambers, 55 Thomas Street, Northgate, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Paul’s Church School, Crewe. Employed as a labourer by Messrs W. C Holmes and Company Limited, engineers, of Turnbridge. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Gassed at Hill 60 in May, 1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, at Le Transloy on 12.10.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

CHAMBERS, WILLIAM EDMUND. Private. No 12016. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Boston, Lincolnshire. Came to Huddersfield in 1910. Son of Mr and Mrs G. E. Chambers, 14 Lindley Street, Longwood. Had also resided at Kirkburton and Ramsden Mill Lane, Linthwaite. Was an apprentice in the tool-room of Messrs J. Hopkinson and Company, Birkby. Was a member of the St. John Ambulance Association. Attended Milnsbridge Baptist Sunday School. Enlisted August, 1914,

and sailed for the Dardenelles on 2.7.1915. Died from Enteric Fever and pneumonia at Alexandria, 12.11.1915, aged 17 years. Buried CHATBY WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 7. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

CHAPLIN, ALFRED. Able Seaman. No J/40505. Royal Navy. HMS Saumarez. Born Hinchliffe Mill, Holmbridge, Holmfirth. Son of Mary Chaplin, Glen Royd, Hinchliffe Mill, Holmbridge. Educated at Field End School and Hall Sunday School. Played with Hinchliffe Mill Brass Band and later with Holme Brass Band. Employed in the twisting department of Messrs J. Greenwood and Sons, Digley Mills. Enlisted in August, 1914, into the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment and underwent training in Dorset. He was discharged due to rheumatism and went to work at Yew Tree Mills. On the formation of the Holme Valley Battery, Royal Field Artillery, tried to re-enlist but was turned down on medical grounds. Was finally accepted into the Royal Navy in June, 1915. Was accidentally drowned through the capsizing of the whaler HMS Saumarez on 29.6.1918, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His mother received a letter from the Captain of HMS Saumarez who wrote, ‘I am very sorry indeed to have to inform you that it is true that your son lost his life through the capsizing of our whaler at about 4pm on the 29th June. The whaler was struck by a sudden squall which took her aback and before the sails could be eased off she capsized and sank. It ts believed that your son got entangled in the sails or the gear and was taken down with the boat but we were unable to recover either the boat or his body so I have no certain information on that point. Divers were at work endeavouring to recover the bodies and the boat for five days but after that it was felt it was useless going on searching. His loss is very severely felt in the ship by all his shipmates and I wish to express my most sincere sympathy with you in your loss.” ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

CHAPLIN, HERBERT. Private. No 22014. ‘B’ Company 17th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Holmfirth. Son of Harry and Mary Ann Chaplin, 131 Woodhead Road, Hinchliffe Mill, Holmfirth. Employed by Messrs W.H. and

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J. Barber at Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Was a member of Holmbridge Rugby Football club and a keen athlete. Being just five foot three inches in height he enlisted in a bantam battalion of the Lancashire Fusiliers at Bolton. Suffered a severe compound fractures to the skull and knee and died in No 5 Casualty Clearing Station, at 2.30pm, on 27.8.1916, aged 27 years. Buried CORBIE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 57. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial. (Brother of Private JOHN HENRY CHAPLIN, killed in action, 8.10.1916, q.v.).

CHAPLIN, JOHN HENRY. Private. No 153151. 43rd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Born Hinchliffe Mill in 1883. Son of Harry and Mary Ann Chaplin, 131 Woodhead Road, Hinchliffe Mill, Holmfirth. Before emigrating to Canada, in 1908, was a firer at Messrs W. H. and J. Barbers at Clarence Mill, Holmbridge. Married. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Was wounded in the head in April, 1915, near Ypres. Returned to the trenches six weeks later. Reported missing, presumed killed, 8.10.1916, aged 33 years. Buried REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 23. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial. (Brother of Private HERBERT CHAPLIN, who died of wounds, 27.8.1916, q.v.).

CHAPMAN, ERNEST. Private. No 38308. 16th Battalion (1st Bradford Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Bradley, Huddersfield. Husband of Mrs E. Chapman, 14 Wood Terrace, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 27.2.1917, aged 24 years. Buried OWL TRENCH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

CHAPMAN, FRED. Private. No 202261. ‘A’ Company 2/4th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Born Holywell, North Wales, 31.3.1897. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Chapman, ‘Glan-y-Morfa’, 63 Luck Lane, Marsh, Huddersfield. Educated at Paddock Council School. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs Liddell and Brierley Limited, Stanley Mills, Marsh. Was a member of the Young Men’s Class at Gledholt Wesleyan Church where he was assistant organist. Enlisted 11.11.1915.

Embarked for France Feburary, 1917. Wounded, 18.4.1917, near Hesbecourt and died of wounds, 19.4.1917, aged 20 years. Buried PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 11 ROH:- Gledholt Wesleyan Church; All Saint’s Church, Paddock

CHAPMAN, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 152793. 6th Dragoons (Inniskilling). Formerly No 6190 Scottish Horse. Son of Mr and Mrs T. J. Chapman, Woodhouse, Holmbridge. Employed as a teamer by Messrs Henry Mitchell and Sons, provision merchants, of Holmfirth. Enlisted November 1915. Died of wounds, 9.8.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on VIS- en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

CHAPPELL, ARTHUR. Rifleman. No R/19790. 16th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Harry and Mary Chappell, 93 Luck Lane, Marsh. Educated Paddock Council School. Employed as a twister-in. Enlisted 28.2.1916. Killed in action at Croissilles, 25.6.1917, aged 26. Buried CROISSILLES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row G, Grave 12. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock.

CHAPPELL, ERNEST. Guardsman. No 21466. Coldstream Guards. Born Sunset Terrace, Birkby, 27.6.1891. Son of Eleanor Chappell, 49 Clement Street, Birkby. Educated at Thomas Street Council School. Employed as a grocer’s traveller by the Cash Supplies Stores, New Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 8.1.1917. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 27.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial. (Brother of Private STANLEY CHAPPELL, killed in action, 13.8.1915, q.v.).

CHAPPELL, HARRY. Private. No 3815. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Ben Chappell, Bank Top, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Employed in the finishing room at Messrs W and E Crowther Limited, Brook Mills, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Attended Zion Baptist Church and Sunday School. Was also an active member of the Slaithwaite Liberal Club. Enlisted

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March 1916. Killed in action on the Somme, 8.8.1916, aged 26 years. Buried LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row E, Grave 1. ROH:- St James’ Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall. His parents received the following letter from Private H Carter who was a comrade of their son and also lived at Bank Top, Slaithwaite, ‘I am very sorry to inform you that Harry was killed early this morning whilst we were out on a working party. He only lived about five minutes after he had been wounded. He was unconscious at the time of death so he would suffer no pain. I did not know he had been hit until half an hour later when we were coming back and then they told me that my pal had been killed. It was a great blow to me as we had been together all the time until last night when we got separated in the dark and could not find each other. I have lost my best friend for he was a good lad and respected by all who knew him out here. You have my deepest sympathy in your great and sad loss.’

CHAPPELL, STANLEY. Private. No 3392. 1/S5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 20 Thomas Street, Huddersfield, 14.5.1892. Son of Eleanor Chappell, 49 Clement Street, Birkby. Educated Thomas Street Council School. Employed as a grocer’s assistant. Enlisted 4.11.1914. Killed in action near Ypres, 14.8.1915. Buried TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row A, Grave 19. ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall. (Brother of Private ERNEST CHAPPELL, killed in action, 27.1.1917, q.v.).

CHAPPELL, STANLEY. Private. No 27317. 1st Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly No 3888 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Nook, Newsome Road, 12.5.1890. Son of of Mr and Mrs Chappell, 160 Newsome Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Stile Common Board School. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs Bairstows, wholesale clothiers, of Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Married in 1915. Wife living at 79 Baker Street, Oakes. Enlisted February 1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, near Hinges, north of Bethune, 15.4.1918. Has no known grave.

Commemorated on the PPOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CHARLESWORTH, ENOCH. Sergeant. No G/59440. Royal Fusiliers, posted to 4th Battalion London Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs David Charlesworth, Pinewood Grove Marsden. Married Susannah Whitham in the autumn of 1914. Lived at 1 Brook Terrace, Slaithwaite. Employed as a pattern weaver at New Mills, Marsden. Attended Marsden Parish Church. A keen footballer and boxer Enlisted 1.11.1915. Killed in action, 25.8.1918, aged 27 years. Buried BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 14. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Marsden War Memorial.

CHARLESWORTH, FRED. Rifleman. No 260050. 1st Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Son of John and Martha Charlesworth of Dene Road, Kirkheaton. Husband of Amy Hilda Charlesworth of Back Lane, Shelley. Employed as a painter by Messrs J. and W. Lodge of Kirkburton. Killed in action, 10.11.1917, aged 39 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; Emmanuel Church, Shelley.

CHARLESWORTH, FRED. Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Brockholes. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Ralph Charlesworth of Brockholes. Educated at St. Mary’s College, Bangor, and had been a teacher in Sheffield for twenty years. Had served with the Colours both in Egypt and France and had been wounded twice and gassed in April, 1918. Returned to Sheffield for medical treatment but never recovered. Died 1.2.1919, aged 41 years. Buried St. GEORGE’S CHURCHYARD, BROCKHOLES. Grave location:- H. 31, South of Church. ROH:- Honley War Memorial; Brockholes War Memorial.

CHARLESWORTH, GEORGE ADAM. Gunner. No 74499, 122nd Heavy Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Kirkburton. Son of Adam and Sarah Ann Charlesworth of Dean Brow, Kirkburton. Employed by his father as a tailor. Was a member of Kirkburton

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Liberal Club. Attended Highburton Primitive Methodist Church. Enlisted April, 1915. Killed in action, 30.9.1917, aged 24 years. Buried VLAMERTINGHE NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 12, Row G, Grave 23. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; commemorated on headstone in Kirkburton Churchyard.

CHARLESWORTH, GEORGE VERNON. 2nd Lieutenant. 6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lockwood 3.3.1892. Son of John William and Elizabeth Ann Charlesworth, 2 Northfield, Lockwood. Educated at Huddersfield Higher Grade School. Employed as a clerk in the office of Messrs John Taylor Limited, Colne Road, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted as a Private in the 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment on 12.10.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Wounded three times. Killed in action, 28.9.1918, aged 26 years. Buried GRAND RAVINE CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 3. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CHARLESWORTH, HAROLD. Private. No 28959, 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Scar End, Thurstonland 14.7.1897. Son of Mr and Mrs Joe Charlesworth, 24 Firth Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Brockholes National School and Stile Common Council School. Employed at the National Shell Factory, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted May 1916. Wounded, 11.2.1918, and died of his wounds at No 3 Casualty Clearing Station on 24.2.1918, aged 20 years. Buried GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row E, Grave 19. ROH:- Brockholes War Memorial.

CHARLESWORTH, HARRY. Gunner. No 151447. 87th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Netherthong, Holmfirth, 10.6.1886. Son of the late James and of Millicent Charlesworth, 34 Whitehead Lane, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Educated at Netherthong National School. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs Shaw Brothers of Firth Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted March 1917. Wounded at the Battle of Arras, 7.9.1917, but returned to duty. Died of wounds at No 23 Casualty Clearing Station, 7.9.1918, aged 32. Buried DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row H, Grave 40. ROH:- St. Matthew’s Church,

Primrose Hill; Netherthong and Thongsbridge; commemorated on his parents’ headstone in All Saints Churchyard, Netherthong.

CHARLESWORTH, HENRY LEROY. Lance Corporal. No 42545. 1/5th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Formerly No 41513 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Honley. Son of Wright and Constance M Charlesworth of Fisher Green, Honley. Was head confectioner for Mr A W Whiteley of Westgate, Huddersfield. Was treasurer of the Honley St. John Ambulance Brigade. Enlisted September 1916. Killed in action, 28.9.1918, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

CHARLESWORTH, HERBERT. 2nd Lieutenant. 91st Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly Army Cyclist Corps. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Henry Charlesworth of Quarry Mount, Holmfirth. Educated at Holmfirth National School. Attended Holmfirth Parish Church Sunday School, where he played the organ and was a member of the bible class. On leaving school he was employed by Messrs Rushworths of Westgate, Huddersfield, but at the time of enlistment was employed by Messrs Graham, contractors, of Huddersfield. Enlisted in June 1915. Was wounded on 3.9.1916 and returned to England. Returned to France in December, 1916. Was commissioned in February, 1917. Was married in August, 1917, to Miss E A Hirst of Cirencester at St. John’s Church, Bognor. A fortnight after his wedding he returned to France. Killed in action, 26.10.1917, aged 26 years. Buried HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row K, Grave 1. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

CHARLESWORTH, JOHN EDWARD. Private. No 7199. 1/9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Son of the late William Charlesworth of Liphill and Mrs Alfred Woodhead (formerly Charlesworth) of Towngate, Holmfirth. Educated at St. John’s School, Holmfirth. Attended St. John’s Parish Church and Sunday School and was a member of the choir. After leaving school was employed by Messrs Henry Mitchell and Sons for two years and then for Messrs Wallaces branch shop at Lockwood, at which branch he became manager, and was later transferred to the New Mill branch as manager.

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In partnership with a friend he commenced business at Horwich in the grocery and provision trade. Enlisted, 1916, and embarked for France in October, 1916 The family received a postcard from him, dated 5.11.1916, saying the following, ‘I promised in my last letter to send you the nature of the next move. Well it will give you a shock as I am a German prisoner of war. We went over the top on November Sth and got cut off. I am not yet at a permanent place so that you will no be able to write. I hope you have not been too much alarmed at my letters ceasing. I did not get wounded at all and am at present living in barracks in France and am being treated alright.’ The next time the family received any news from him was a postcard which arrived in Holmfirth on 19.3.1916, dated 31.12.1916. He wrote, ‘I have been in hospital eleven days with my leg. It started swelling, blood I think. The doctor cut it slightly and tt is going on alright. P've started knocking about in camp but have not started working outside yet.’ On 1.4.1917, after enquiries through the British Red Cross, the family were told that he had died on 7.1.1917, aged 32 years. Buried ACHIET- LE- GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row N, Grave 1. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

CHARLESWORTH, JOHN SHEPHERD. Private. No 3/10732. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 111 Castlegate, Huddersfield, 21.3.1895. Son of Mr and Mrs John Charlesworth. Educated at St. Paul’s Church of England School. Employed as a mechanic’s labourer by Messrs Cliffe and Company, of Longroyd Bridge. Single. Enlisted 14.8.1914. Was wounded and gassed at Hill 60 in May, 1915. Wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, on 1.7.1916, and died of wounds on 2.7.1916, aged 21 years. Buried COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 4. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

CHARLESWORTH, WILFRED. Private. No 242836. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs C. W. Charlesworth, 33 Cinderhills Road, Holmfirth. Attended Holmfirth Parish Church Sunday School and was a member of Holmfirth Conservative Club. Had worked at both at Dover Mills and Rock Mills, Holmfirth. Was a keen football player, playing with the Underbank

rugby team, the Hinchliffe Mill Temperance team and the Netherthong association team. Enlisted September 1916. Killed in action, 14.4.1918, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial.

CHARLESWORTH, WRIGHT. Corporal. No TR/023604. Army Service Corps. Born 32a Deighton Road, Deighton. Educated at Deighton Council School. Employed as a cloth presser. Husband of Edith Charlesworth. Enlisted 8.11.1914. Discharged from the army, 22.4.1919. Died of the effects of malaria at 32a Deighton Road, Deighton on 10.10.1922. ROH:- Deighton War Memorial.

CHEETHAM, GEORGE CLIFFORD. Air Mechanic 2nd Class. No 29343. 45th Squadron Royal Air Force. Son of Edwin and Annie Cheetham of Brockholes. Employed by Messrs Mitchell and Sons of Brockholes. Was well known as a vocalist and was a member of the Brockholes church choir. Died of bronchial pneumonia, 8.10.1918, aged 21. Buried CHARMES MILITARY CEMETERY. (VOSGES). Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 10. ROH:- Honley War Memorial; Brockholes War Memorial.

CHEETHAM, HERBERT. Rifleman. No C/7622. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Marsden. Moved to Milnsbridge in 1912. Son of Mr and Mrs Sam Cheetham, 11 Casson Street, Milnsbridge. Employed by Mr Richardson, hairdresser of Bradford Road, Huddersfield, and formerly by Mr H Crowther, hairdresser, of Peel Street, Marsden. Had also been employed by Messrs John Crowther and Sons of Milnsbridge. Played football with Marsden Villa team and Holme City. Attended Milnsbridge Christadelphian Society. Enlisted 15.11.1915. Embarked for France 2.5.1916. Killed in action, 15.9.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CHILD, GEORGE. Corporal. No 17554. 10th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Son of James and Ellen Child of Cliffe, Wooldale, Holmfirth; husband of Harriet Maria Child, 4 Spring Row, Keighley Road, Colne. On leaving

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school was employed in the shop of Mrs Brook, Victoria Street, Holmfirth. Was then employed by the Netherthong Cooperative Society, until he left to take up a position with the Colne Cooperative Society. At the time of enlistment, was employed as a tram conductor on the Colne tramways. Enlisted 1.1.1915. Trained in Scotland and embarked for France on 10.10.1916. Killed in action, 1.8.1917, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CHINN, EDWARD WILLIAM. No 39571. Signal Depot (Fenny Stratford) Royal Engineers. Formerly Lance Corporal No 6938, King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born High Royd, Moldgreen. Educated at Spring Grove Board School. Married. At the time of enlistment was living at Luck Lane, Paddock. Before enlistment was in the employ of Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Department as a driver. Enlisted 26.11.1901. Was on leave at home when he was involved in an accident; (the following report was in the Huddersfield Daily Examiner for 16.8.1917, ‘Between 12 and 1pm this afternoon a collision took place at Aspley, where St. Andrew’s Road and Firth Street enter at right angles into the main thoroughfare from Huddersfield, between a taxi cab, owned and driven by Mr Arthur Brook of Packhorse Yard, and a motor waggon converted from a motor car owned and driven by Mr Willie Whiteley, dyer of Aspley Dyeworks (St. Andrew’s Road). As a result Lance Corporal EDWARD WILLIAM CHINN of the Royal Engineers (signal department), Bletchley Camp, whose wife and children live at Luck Lane, Paddock, who was a passenger in the taxt, is lying in the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary suffering from a fractured pelvis and other injuries and his condition is stated to be serious.’ Died in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, 16.8.1917, aged 33 years. Buried with full military honours in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD on 20.8.1917. Grave location:- 11B, 175. ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church.

CHIPPINDALE, NORMAN R. Private. No 4396. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of Walter and Emily Chippindale, 10 Wood Street, Longwood. Husband of Agnes Chippindale, 10 Causeway Side, Linthwaite. Educated Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Employed as a night piecer

at the Colne Valley Spinning Company. Attended Linthwaite Wesleyan Church and formerly the Milnsbridge Wesleyan Sunday School. A keen rugby player. Had served for four years with the local Territorials before the outbreak of war but, not having received his discharge papers, was called up with the remainder of the Battalion. After a few days he was granted his discharge and allowed to return home. In June, 1915, he voluntarily re-enlisted and, after training at Clipstone Camp where he was in the bomb throwing section, he embarked for France in May, 1916. His death occurred on the morning of Wednesday, 25.10.1916, whilst on guard-duty behind the lines, a piece of shrapnel hitting him on the head and killing him instantly. Buried FONQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row K, Grave 23. ROH:- Linthwaite; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Huddersfield Mission, Milnsbridge; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated in Salendine Nook Chapel yard, 443E.

CHORLTON, JAMES EDWARD. Private. No 38230. The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Golcar. Married. Lived 13 New North Road, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Employed as a firer by Messrs Joseph Thomas junior. Attended Zion Baptist Chapel, Slaithwaite. Enlisted 26.9.1916. Embarked for France the week before Christmas. Came home on sick leave in March, 1917, and returned to France during the latter part of July, 1917. Killed in action at the Battle of Passchendaele, 19.10.1917, aged 35 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

CHURCHILL, THOMAS. Sergeant. No 5768. 6th Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Born Dartford, Kent. Married, with one child. Employed by Messrs Read, Holliday and Sons Limited and previously as a warehouseman by Messrs R. Cuthbert Limited, Chemists, of Westgate, Huddersfield. Enlisted August 1914. Wounded at the Battle of Neuve Chapelle on 10.3.1915. Killed in action, 26.10.1916, aged 38 years. Buried REGINA TRENCH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 4.

CLARK, ARCHIBALD GRASSAM. Private. No 204566. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s

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Regiment. Born Falkirk, Scotland, 6.2.1885. Son of John Clark, 8 Millflat Street, Carron Road, Falkirk. Educated at Falkirk Schools. Husband of Mrs L Clark, 5 Brunswick Yard, Albert Street, Lockwood. Employed as a moulder by the Hygienic Stove Company. Enlisted July 1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, at Bourlon Wood during the Battle of Cambrai, 27.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CLARK, JAMES. Lance Sergeant. No 12650. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Glasgow. Lived Hill Top, Holmfirth. Employed at Hepworth Ironworks. Died of wounds at No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, 6.7.1916, aged 24 years. Buried HEILLY STATION CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row FE, Grave 32. ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial.

CLARK, JOEL LEE. Private. No 36652. 12th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 56363 Cheshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Youngest son of Mr and Mrs James A. Clark, 6 School Street, Moldgreen. Before leaving the area for Stockport was employed by Messrs Wheatley, Dyson and Sons. Husband of Violet Clark, 85 Manchester Road, Heaton Norris, Stockport. Killed in action, 13.4.1918, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CLARK, REGINALD. Rifleman. No C/7765. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Upthorpe, Gloucestershire. Son of Mrs Clark, 41 Norman Road, Birkby, Huddersfield. Employed by Mr George Mell, Wholesale Market, Huddersfield. Enlisted November 1915. Embarked for France in May, 1916. Reported wounded and missing, 15.9.1916, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

CLARK, TOM. Rifleman. No A/3226. 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Halifax. Lived 28 The Rock, Linthwaite. Lived previously at Pickle Top, Slaithwaite, and had worked at the Colne Valley Tweed Mill. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a fettler for Messrs

George Mallinson and Sons Limited at Spring Grove Mills, Linthwaite. Was a member of the Hoyle Ing Working Men’s Club. Married, with an eight month old child. Enlisted August 1914. Killed in action, 10.1.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the LE TOURET MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

CLARK, WALTER TOM RICHARD. Private. No 82786. 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 38834 East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Sidmouth, Devon. Son of Mr and Mrs Clark, Britannia Road, Slaithwaite. Employed as a teaser by Messrs Pogson and Company. Had only been in France for 14 days when he was killed by a shell on 9.9.1918, aged 18 years. Buried GOUZEAUCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row C, Grave 16. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

CLARKE, GEORGE A. Private. No 6115. 1st Battalion Connaught Rangers. Born Grimsby 8.11.1886. Educated at Grimsby Schools. Employed as a house furnisher’s shop assistant. Husband of Mary E. Clarke, 167 Yews Hill Road, Lockwood. Enlisted 12.12.1916. Reported missing, 9.7.1917, in Mesopotamia. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the BASRA MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, IRAQ. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church.

CLARKSON, HARRY. Private. No 291575. 12/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Frank and Elizabeth Clarkson of Town End, Lepton, Huddersfield. Employed in his father’s greengrocery business. Killed in action, 4.10.1917, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church.

CLARKSON. JOSEPH. Rifleman. No C/7629. 13th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Kirkheaton. Son of Ben and Emma Clarkson, 5 Tandem, Kirkheaton. Was employed by Messrs Rhodes and Brierley, Vale Mills, Kirkheaton. Enlisted 15.11.1915. Embarked for France in July, 1916. Killed in action, 15.11.1916, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE

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MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Lepton Parish Church.

CLAY, ALFRED. Gunner. No 118313. 261st Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Clay, 64 New North Road, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Employed as head warehouseman by Messrs W. and E. Crowther Limited, Crimble Mills, Slaithwaite. Was a member Slaithwaite Conservative Club. Enlisted September 1916. Embarked for France June, 1917. Killed in action, 27.7.1917, aged 38 years. Buried HAGLE DUMP CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 4. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

CLAY, EDMUND WILKINSON. Lance Corporal. No 19693. ‘C’ Company, 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Susannah and the late W F Clay of Causeway Foot, Slaithwaite. Employed as a spinner at Colne Mill, Slaithwaite. Attended Holthead Sunday School. Wounded in the arm and leg and died of his wounds at No 3 General Hospital, Le Treport, 26.11.1918, aged 22. Buried MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row B, Grave 10a. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

CLAY, ELTON. Sergeant Signaller. No 12469. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Sheepridge, Huddersfield, 4.5.1890. Son of Mr and Mrs G. Clay, 35 Dewhurst Road, Fartown, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Thomas’s Church of England School, Huddersfield. Employed as a brass finisher by Messrs J. Hopkinson and Company Limited of Birkby. Was a teacher at Sheepridge Wesleyan Sunday School, where he was also the secretary. Single. Enlisted 27.8.1914. Took part in the landing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, in August, 1915, and served throughout the campaign until the withdrawal in December, 1915, when he was transferred to Egypt and then to France. Killed in action, 29.4.1917, aged 26 years. Buried HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 15, ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

CLAY, HARRY. Private. No 24516. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Thongsbridge 8.4.1897. Son of Arthur and

Mary Hannah Clay, 86 Kirkgate, Huddersfield. Educated at St. John’s School, Hillhouse, Huddersfield. Employed as an under-percher by Messrs Middlemost Brothers, of Birkby. Enlisted 17.6.1916. Killed in action near Martinpuich, south west of Bapaume, 26.8.1918, aged 21 years. Buried ADANAC MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row J, Grave 13. ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial.

CLAY, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 50739. 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. Formerly No 32532 King’s Shropshire Light Infantry. Born Cleckheaton. Son of Samuel and Emma Clay of Huddersfield. Husband of Gertrude Clay, 22a, Honoria Street, Fartown. Killed in action, 23.7.1917, aged 37 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CLAY, LOUIS. Private. No 4905. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Husband of Sarah Clay, 2 Slades, Linthwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Charles Lockwood and Sons. Attended Golcar Baptist Church and was a member of Golcar Liberal Club. Enlisted 4.3.1916. Embarked for France January, 1917. Wounded by shrapnel in both thighs during his first time in the trenches. Died at No 4 Casualty Clearing Station, 23.2.1917, aged 31 years. Buried VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row I, Grave 47. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; St. John’s Church, Golcar; Golcar Baptist Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CLAYTON, FRANK. Lance Corporal. No 40455. 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Victoria Street, Moldgreen, 10.7.1893. Son of Henry and Grace Clayton, 5 Riley Street, Newsome Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a warehouseman in the costume department of Messrs Bairstow, Sons and Company Limited, wholesale clothiers, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Attended Milton Church Sunday School and was a member of the Church Brotherhood. Played the violin with the Huddersfield Orchestral Society and played in the orchestra at services held at Ramsden Street Church. Single. Enlisted May 1916. Wounded at Beaumont Hamel, 10.2.1917. Died at No 20 General Hospital, Camiers, 2.3.1917. His mother

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was with him when he died. Buried ETAPLES MILITTARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 21, Row K, Grave 5A. ROH:- Milton Independent Church.

CLAYTON, FREDERICK. Private. No 13095. 1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Aston’s Yard, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield, 25.8.1895. Son of the late William and Kate Clayton, 20 Ellis’s Buildings, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church Schools. Employed firstly at Messrs Broadbents, Central Ironworks and then by the London and North Western Railway Company as a goods porter. Single. Enlisted 1.9.1914. Killed in action at Ypres, 8.5.1915, aged 19. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. London and North Western Railway Company Roll. (Brother of Private NORMAN CLAYTON, killed in action, 5.7.1916, q.v.).

CLAYTON, KENNETH ANDERSON. Private. No 9464. 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Deighton, Huddersfield, 17.2.1892. Son of Mr and Mrs A E Clayton, 3 Grizedale Avenue, Birkby. Educated at Heywood School, Lancashire. Formerly articled to an accountant in London. Enlisted in the army in 1911. Had served in India before the war and came over with the Indian contingent at Christmas, 1914. Wounded in the legs, 6.5.1915. Returned to France in February, 1916. Killed in action at Guedecourt, 25.9.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Cuthbert’s Church, Birkby; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

CLAYTON, NORMAN. Private. Sth Reserve Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Born Huddersfield 10.2.1899. Son of John Herbert and Ann Smith Clayton, 40 Cobcroft Road, Fartown. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. A keen cricketer. Employed as a clerk. Enlisted 17.3.1917. Gassed 15.8.1918. Died at home, 40 Cobcroft Road, Fartown, from pneumonia and the effects of gas poisoning, 13.4.1919, aged 20 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

CLAYTON, NORMAN. Lance Corporal. No 36. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of William and Kate Clayton, 20 Ellis Buildings, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Spring Grove Council and Huddersfield Parish Church Schools. Employed as a steel driller by Messrs James Hopkinson’s engineering works at Birkby, Huddersfield. Husband of Kate Clayton, 13 Kirkmoor Place, off Northgate, Huddersfield. Had served with the local Territorials since 1908. Enlisted August 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Killed in action at Thiepval Wood 5.7.1916 age 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall. (Brother of Private FREDERICK CLAYTON, killed in action, 8.5.1915, q.v.).

CLAYTON, THOMAS. Private. No 30851. 90th Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 17936 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Castleford. Son of Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Clayton, 15 Lingards lane, Slaithwaite. Employed as a fettler at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden, and formerly had worked for many years at the Globe Worsted Spinning Company at Slaithwaite. Attended Crimble Congregational Mission and Sunday School and was associated with the Slaithwaite Sons of Temperance. Had served in the local Territorials for four years before the outbreak of war and had been awarded medals for his proficiency in shooting. Enlisted January, 1916, and embarked for France in June, 1916. Killed in action, 23.4.1917. aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

CLEARY, JOHN. Driver. Royal Field Artillery. Born Westport, County Mayo, Ireland. Educated at Huddersfield schools. Husband of Sarah Cleary, 2 Kayes Square, Quay Street, Huddersfield. Employed as a hawker. Enlisted 22.8.1914. Discharged as physically unfit, 21.2.1918. Died of pneumonia at 2 Kayes Square, Quay Street, Huddersfield, on 9.7.1918.

CLEGG, BEN. Company Sergeant Major. No. 12658. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Emley. Son of Mrs Sam Clegg,

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Church Street, Emley. Employed at Emley Moor Collieries. A keen footballer. Enlisted 1.9.1914. Embarked for France July, 1915. Killed in action, 22.3.1918. aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emley War Memorial.

CLEGG, FRANK. Private. No 5561. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Edwin and Grace Clegg, 1 Folly, Milnsbridge. Employed as a night piecer by Messrs John Lockwood and Sons Limited, Milnsbridge. A member of the Smith Ryding Working Men’s Club and was a well known poultry fancier. Enlisted 30.3.1916. Embarked for France August, 1916. Reported missing in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 3.9.1916. aged 19. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CLEGG, HERBERT. Private. No 29388. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 11 Hillhouse Lane, Huddersfield, 20.4.1892. Son of Mrs Annie Saville (formerly Clegg), 14 Grayson’s Yard, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield. Educated at Lockwood Church School. Employed as a woollen piecer at Bridge Street Mills, Lockwood. Single. At the time of enlistment was living at 10a Stoney Battery, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 5.9.1916. Killed in action, 26.5.1918, aged 26. Buried AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row M, Grave 33.

CLEGG, THOMAS H. Lance Corporal. No 267788. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 2032 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived 197 Casson’s Buildings, Milnsbridge. Employed by Messrs L. Halstead and Company Limited as a printer. Reported missing, presumed killed, 26.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the

POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CLIFFE, ALLAN. Private. No 11983. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Upper Edge, Elland. Son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Cliffe, 17 Union Street, Lindley. Educated at Oakes Council School. Employed as an apprentice fitter at Messrs James Hopkinson and Company Limited of Birkby. Attended Lindley

Wesleyan Church. Single. Enlisted August 1914. Took part in the Suvla Bay landing at Gallipoli and subsequent fighting during which he was wounded and suffered frostbite. Killed by shellfire, 28.9.1916. aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

CLIFFE, EDGAR. Private. No M2/129874. 610 Motor Transport Coy, Army Service Corps. Born Longwood. Son of Mr and Mrs Alfred J. Cliffe, 122 Longwood Road, Huddersfield. A member of the choir at Paddock Wesleyan Church. Employed as a joiner by Messrs Hollingworths of Moldgreen. Prior to his enlistment in October, 1915, was engaged in the erection of the Royds Hall Military Hospital. Died very suddenly at Bath of a haemorrhage, 24.1.1916. aged 24. Buried SALENDINE NOOK BAPTIST CHAPEL YARD. Grave location:- in South-East part (298E). ROH:- Shared Church, Paddock.

CLIFFE, GEORGE EDWARD. Private. No 3330. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 45 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Son of Whitehead and Bessie Cliffe, 45 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Paul’s Church of England School. Employed as an apprentice with Messrs J. Preston and Sons, painters and decorators, of Albion Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 10.11.1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Was accidentally hurt by a pickaxe while in the rear of the trenches and was invalided home. Returned to France three weeks before he was killed in action near Ypres, 11.11.1915. aged 18 years. Buried TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row D, Grave 1. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CLIFFE, HAROLD. Private. No 29473. 1/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Longwood, Huddersfield, 21.9.1897. Son of Major and Elizabeth Cliffe, 11 Church Street, Longwood. Educated at Longwood and Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed by his father at Bridgecroft Mills, Milnsbridge, as a woollen machine dealer. Engaged to Annie. Enlisted 18.2.1915. Taken prisoner by the Germans, 27.5.1915. Died of dysentery and starvation as a Prisoner of War on 18.10.1918.

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aged 21 years. Buried GLAGEON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 10. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Shared Church, Paddock; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge.

CLIFFE, JAMES WILLIE. Private. No 24970. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Crossley Hall, near Bradford, 20.3.1897. Son of Mr and Mrs Willie Cliffe, 7 Industrial Terrace, Dalton, Huddersfield. Educated at Moldgreen Board School. Was employed as a printer’s apprentice by Preston Brothers, Fox Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted October 1914. Wounded four times on the Somme. Killed in action, 24.10.1918. aged 21 years. Buried VERCHAIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 12, ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Almondbury War Memorial.

CLIFFORD, ARTHUR. Private. No 32526. 18th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Born Back Beech Terrace, Bradford Road, Huddersfield, 12.3.1893. Son of Fred and Rose Hannah Clifford, 198 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Hillhouse Council School, Huddersfield. Attended Hillhouse Congregational Sunday School. Employed as a tailor’s cutter by Messrs A. and G. Firth, of Huddersfield and, for some eighteen months before his enlistment, by Messrs Coe, Wilks and Company, of Cheetham, Manchester. Single. Enlisted February 1916. Reported wounded and missing at Guillemont on the Somme, 30.7.1916, aged 23. Buried DELVILLE WOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row L, Grave 9. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial. (Brother of Private REGINALD CLIFFORD, killed in action, 10.4.1918, q.v.).

CLIFFORD, REGINALD. Lance Corporal. No 34168 9th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly No 26366 Manchester Regiment. Born Back Beech Terrace, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Son of Fred and Rose Hannah Clifford, 198 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Hillhouse Council School and the Municipal Secondary College, Huddersfield. Employed as a woollen warehouse clerk by Messrs J. Wilkinson and Son, St. George’s Square, Huddersfield. Married. Enlisted July 1915. Missing, presumed killed, 10.4.1918.

Has no known grave. Commemorated on

the PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial. (Brother of Private ARTHUR CLIFFORD, killed in action, 30.7.1916 q.v.).

CLOUGH, ARTHUR HODGSON. Corporal. Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Brierley’s Buildings, Commercial Street, Huddersfield. Died 14.2.1919. aged 36 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD.

CLOUGH, ERNEST. Private. No 241509. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Hall Bottom Farm, Clifton, Brighouse, 21.4.1885. Son of Mr and Mrs William Clough, 3 Thorncliffe Street, Lindley. Educated at schools in Brighouse and Baliffe Bridge. Employed as a painter and decorator. Was a member of the Young Men’s Class at Lindley Zion Sunday School. Married. Enlisted 2.3.1917. Wounded in the abdomen, 1.12.1917 and died of wounds at No 49 Casualty Clearing Station, 2.12.1917. aged 32. Buried ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave Location:- Plot 1, Row Q, Grave 31. ROH:- St. James’s Presbyterian Church; Lindley Zion Methodist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CLOUGH, FRED. Private. No 7/1913. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lindley September 1890. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Clough, 3 East Street, Lindley. Educated Lindley National Schools. Employed as a wire drawer by Messrs Joseph Sykes, Acre Mills, Lindley. Single. Enlisted September 1914. Killed in action near Ypres, 12.7.1915. Buried COLNE VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 13. ROH:- Lindley Zion Methodist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall; War Memorial outside St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe.

COCK, FRANK LOCKWOOD. Air Mechanic 2nd Class. No 24218. 102nd Squadron Royal Air Force. Born Linthwaite. Son of of Joe Edwin and Elizabeth Alice Cock, of West View, Linthwaite. Lived with his sister, Mrs B Tomlinson of North Grove, Linthwaite. Attended Linthwaite Wesleyan Church and Reading Room. Was a member of Linthwaite Cricket Club and the All Blacks football club. Employed by Messrs George Cock Limited, dyers, of Linthwaite.

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Died of pneumonia at the 1st Australian General Hospital, Rouen, 12.11.1918, aged 20 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block S, Plot 2, Row LL, Grave 24. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

COCK, JOSHUA HAROLD BLACKBURN. Private. No 28915. 13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Golcar. Son of the late Joe and Elizabeth Mary Cock, of Bank Top, Golcar. Brother of Mrs Ed Sykes, 131 Radcliffe Road, Golcar. Employed as a stonemason on his own account. Enlisted 28.8.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 16.6.1917, aged 35 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

COCKER, CHARLES HENRY. Rifleman. No A/200533. 11th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Formerly No 5587 3rd Battalion London Regiment. Born Almondbury 29.4.1895. Son of Mr and Mrs H Cocker, 121 Armitage Road, Milnsbridge. Educated at Almondbury Council School. Employed as a postman at Huddersfield G.P.O. and was a member of the Messengers Band. Enlisted 16.3.1915. Killed in action, 20.9.1917. aged 23. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield GPO; Almondbury War Memorial.

COCKER, FRIEND. Driver. No L/25671. ‘B’ Battery, 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 57 Kings Mill Lane, Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs E. Cocker, 53 Armitage Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Employed as a woollen twister-in by Messrs John Kaye and Son, Kings Mill. Single. Enlisted 13.5.1915.

Killed in action at La Vallee Mulatre, 23.10.1918.

aged 23. Buried LA VALLEE MULATRE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 13. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; Almondbury War Memorial.

COCKERILL, HARRY. Private. No 4050S. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action, 4.10.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley.

COCKHILL, ARTHUR. Private. No 32332. ‘A’ Company 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Netherton. Son of Harry and Frances Cockhill, of Bank End, Netherton. Attended Netherton Wesleyan Sunday School. Employed by Messrs James Hopkinson and Company Limited, of Birkby. Enlisted August, 1917, and embarked for France in December, 1917. Killed in action, 9.4.1918. aged 19 years. Buried BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 3. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial.

COCKHILL, PERCY. Guardsman. No 30045. 3rd Battalion Grenadier Guards. Born Shepley. Son of Willie and Mary E. Cockhill of Shepley; husband of Florence E. Cockhill of Abbey Road, Shepley. Employed by Messrs Moxon of Kirkburton. Was secretary and an active worker at the Shepley Cricket Club. Died of pneumonia whilst on active service in Germany, 18.2.1919. aged 32 years. Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 15. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

COCKING, ALBERT HENRY. Private. No DM2/155488. 976th Motor Transport Company Army Service Corps. Born Saddleworth. Lived 26 Royds Terrace, Marsden. Son of Walter and Alice Ann Cocking. Married. Employed as a cloth finisher at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Died of pneumonia in Persia, 30.9.1918. aged 29. Buried TEHRAN WAR CEMETERY, IRAN. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row D, Grave 14. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; commemorated on memorial in Marsden Churchyard.

COCKING, WILLIE. Private. No 35724. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 3/22808 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 52 Dale Street, Huddersfield, 26.3.1892. Son of Mr and Mrs Cocking, 52 Dale Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a bottle washer by Messrs J. Bray and Company Limited, ale and porter bottlers, Rook Street, Huddersfield. Attended St. Joseph’s Church, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 1.7.1916. Embarked for France, 5.11.1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 9.4.1917. aged 24 years. Buried COJEUL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 15.

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COCKROFT, ALBERT. Private. No 52993. 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 32804 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Sowerby Bridge. Son of Sam and Maria Cockroft, 1260 Pleasant View, Linthwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Thomas, Bates and Son, Platt Mill, Slaithwaite. Enlisted July 1916. Underwent training at Newcastle-on-Tyne and South Shields with the Northumberland Fusiliers but on arrival in France was transferred to the Durham Light Infantry. He came home on sick leave in 1917, after having been in hospital with trench feet, but returned to the front line at Whitsuntide, 1917. Killed in action, 18.4.1918. aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; St. James Church, Slaithwaite.

CODD, WILLIAM. Private. No 203067. 1/Sth Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 3/22808 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Wakefield 4.7.1884. Son of Mr and Mrs George Codd, 2 Well Street, Longroyd Bridge. Educated at St. Thomas’s school, Longroyd Bridge. Employed as a mason by Mr Baldwin, of Paddock. Married, with two children. Killed in action, 10.7.1917, aged 34. Buried LAVENTIE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 5. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge.

COE, HARRY. Private. No 30652. 8th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Son of Henry and Annie Elizabeth Coe, of Heymoor House, Abbey Road, Shepley. Employed by Messrs Firth Brothers, New Mills, Shepley. Died of wounds in Whitechapel Hospital, London, 15.4.1918, aged 21 years. Buried EMMANUEL CHURCHYARD, SHELLEY. Grave location:- 350. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

COFFEY, RICHARD. Private. No 4746. 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Dublin. Had lived in Linthwaite for 14 years. Lodged with Mrs Walker of Linthwaite Hall. Engaged to Miss Mitchel, of The Star Hotel, Slaithwaite. Employed in the tailoring department of the Slaithwaite Cooperative Society. Enlisted February 1916. Wounded in September, 1916, and was treated at the Corps Operating Station, France. A sister

at the hospital wrote the following letter to his fiancé, ‘I am so sorry to have to tell you that Private Coffey of the Royal Fusiliers has been wounded and is at present in this hospital. He is very seriously wounded and had to have an operation. Everything that is possible ts being done for him and he ts not suffering much pain. He ts seriously ill and it 1s difficult to say much about his condition but we must hope for the best. I will write to you again as soon as I can and let you know how he ts getting on.’ Miss Mitchell received word from the Infantry Records Office at Hounslow that he had died of his wounds on 13.9.1916, age 28 years. Buried COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 8. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; St. James Church, Slaithwaite.

COKER, JOSIAH. Private. No 21/804. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Boston, Lincolnshire. Son of Mr and Mrs A. Coker, Upperthong, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth Wesleyan Day School. Employed by Messrs H. and S. Butterworth, Lower Mills, Holmfirth. Was successful in enlisting, on his seventh attempt, in 1915. Killed in action, 20.9.1918. Buried VILLERS HILL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row C, Grave 7. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

COLBRIDGE, GEORGE WILLIAM JACKSON. Corporal. No 23180. 8th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Birstall, Leeds. Son of John and Elizabeth Colbridge, 6 Midland Street, Huddersfield. Employed as labourer by the London and North Western Railway Company at the Hillhouse engine shed. Attended Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill and the Salvation Army at Lockwood. Killed in action, 10.10.1917, aged 21 years. Buried YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row H, Grave 27. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; London and North Western Railway Roll

COLDWELL, ARTHUR. Private. No 29/701. 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Meltham. Son of Mrs Coldwell, Mill Moor Meltham. Employed by the Meltham Urban District Council. Killed in action, 9.11.1917. Buried WANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1,

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Row E, Grave 7. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

COLDWELL, HUBERT. Corporal. No 203618. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs A. B. Coldwell, Hill, Holmfirth. Attended Wooldale Free Church Sunday School. Played the flute with the Underbank Philharmonic Band. Mobilised with the Holmfirth Territorials on 4.8.1914 and embarked for France, 14.4.1915. He came home as a time expired soldier in 1916 and vowed he would never take off khaki until the war was over. He re-enlisted and embarked for France again on 3.5.1917. Was wounded in six places and spent some time in hospital in Boulogne. When fully recovered he was sent back to the trenches and was reported missing on 21.3.1918. However he wrote home stating that he had been captured on 28.3.1918 and was wounded in the left shoulder. Letters were regularly received from him until September when, in his last letter, he wrote that all the time he had been a prisoner he had never received either a letter or parcel from home. Died 7.10.1918, aged 26 years. Buried MONS COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row B, Grave 3. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated on his parents’ headstone in St. George’s Churchyard, Brockholes.

COLDWELL, LEWIS. Private. No 20191. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Lived Underbank, Holmfirth. Employed by Messrs Wallaces and then became manager of the Cooperative Stores at Thurstonland. Enlisted, 12.4.16, and trained in Staffordshire. Embarked for France August, 1916. Died of wounds at 5.45pm, 9.11.1916, at No 5 General Hospital, Rouen, aged 25 years. His father was with him when he died. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block O, Plot 1, Row J, Grave 6. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial.

COLDWELL, SETH. Private. No 241435. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Lived with his grandfather Mr James Brooke at Towngate, Wooldale. Educated at Wooldale Board School. Attended Wooldale Wesleyan Sunday School. Employed by Crowther Brothers, woollen manufacturers, of Stanley Mills, Milnsbridge. Enlisted 16.2.1916. Reported

missing, 3.9.1916, presumed killed on that date, aged 21 years. Buried MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row H, Grave 8. ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

COLDWELL, WILLIAM BERTRAM. Private. No 53387. ‘A Company, 15th/17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Joe William and Sarah Margaret Coldwell, of Quarry Mount, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth Secondary School. Enlisted May 1917. Killed in action, 28.6.1918, aged 19 years. Buried CINQ RUES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row H, Grave 11. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Holmfirth Secondary School.

COLE, HARRY. Private. No 241340. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Kirkheaton. Killed in action, 3.9.1916. Buried MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 18. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

COLEMAN, THOMAS. Private. No 18595. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of James Coleman, 37 Denton Lane, Huddersfield. Reported missing, presumed killed, 3.5.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

COLLIER, GEORGE. Private. No 2705. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 13 Mitchell Street, Nursery Lane, Ovenden, Halifax. Educated at a school in Ovenden. Employed as a wire temperer at Messrs Joseph Sykes Brothers Limited, Acre Mills, Lindley. Husband of Agnes Collier, 43 Baker Street, Oakes, Huddersfield. Enlisted October 1914. Killed in action on the Somme, 3.7.1916, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:-. St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

COLLIER, LEONARD. Rifleman. No R/19767. 16th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Mrs Mary Maria Collier, 1 Bamford’s Yard, Milnsbridge. Attended Milnsbridge Church and Sunday School. Employed by Messrs Ben Hall and Sons, of Milnsbridge, as a weaver. Was a member of Milnsbridge Socalist Club. Enlisted 1.3.1916.

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Embarked for France in July, 1916. Was wounded on 5.11.1916 but remained in France and returned to the trenches on Christmas Day. Killed in action, 27.1.1917, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.

COLLINGS, JAMES. Corporal. No 15189. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Horsforth, Leeds. Son of Henry and Mary Collings, Town Street, Horsforth, Leeds. Educated at Horsforth Schools. Employed as a labourer by Messrs J. Kenworthy and Sons, railway wagon builders, of Lockwood. Husband of Mary Collings, 3 Lee and Burley’s Yard, Lowerhead Row, Huddersfield. Enlisted 12.6.1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Passchendaele, 20.9.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

COLLINS, FRANK. Private. No S/25158. 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Formerly TR/1/15109 Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born Huddersfield 1.6.1899. Youngest son of the late Mr and Mrs Tom Collins of St. Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield. Brother of Edwin Collins, 56 West Street, Lindley. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Employed as an audit clerk by Messrs Armitage and Norton, Chartered Accountants, Huddersfield. At the time of enlistment, was living at 9 Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.10.1917. Was first attached to the 41st T.R.Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders in training at Cambusbarron, Scotland. He was subsequently transferred to the 2nd Battalion Seaforth Highlanders and embarked for France on 12.5.1918. Was seriously wounded at La Bassee, 23.5.1918. Admitted to No 6 Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wounds on 5.6.1918. Buried PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row KE, Grave 20. ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church.

COLLINS, FRANK. Private. No 301953. 5/6th Battalion The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born Brighouse. Lived 49 Handel Street, Golcar. Employed by Messrs Pearson Brothers, Victoria Mills, Golcar. Died of wounds, 19.8.1918, aged 20 years. Buried VILLERS- BRETONNEUX MILITARY CEMETERY.

Grave location:- Plot 8, Row BB, Grave 2. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

COLLINS, J. Private. No 1797. 5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Died at home, 19.5.1915. Buried ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave location:- 3, ‘U’, 30.

COLLINSON, GEORGE HENRY. Private. No 12171. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived 16 Corporation Tenements, Kirkgate, Huddersfield. Employed in the Borough Engineer’s Department of Huddersfield Corporation. Enlisted at the outbreak of war. Wounded, 1.9.16, and died of his wounds at No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 6.9.1916. Buried BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 205. ROH:- Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

COMERSKEY, JOHN. Private. No 22219. 7th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Emley. Married, with two children. Employed as a miner at Emley Moor Collieries. Enlisted in 1915. Was wounded in the Somme offensive. Reported missing, presumed killed, at Passchendaele, 16.8.1917, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emley War Memorial.

COMYN, ALEXANDER. Private. No 25247. 266th Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps. Died at home 7.3.1919. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 66, 121G.

CONNELL, CHARLES JOSEPH. Private. No 11883. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born West Ham, Middlesex. Lived 74 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 13.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

CONRY, WILLIAM. No 64785. 69th Protection Company, Royal Defence Corps. Husband of Agnes Conry, 43a Back Northgate, Huddersfield. Enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment at the outbreak of war. Wounded three times. Died from pneumonia in Colchester Hospital, 24.11.1918,

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aged 41 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 23, 26.

COOK, FRANK EADEN, MC. Lieutenant. 1/10th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly Private 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield 22.5.1890. Son of Fred Lilley and Eleanor Beatrice Cook, ‘Middle House,’ High Flatts, Denby Dale. Educated New College, Harrogate. Employed as a wool merchant with Messrs Cook, Sons and Company Limited, of Huddersfield and Dewsbury. Married January, 1918, Nora, the younger daughter of Mr J. H. Richardson of Richmond Avenue, Fartown. Enlisted, 1.9.1914, as a Private in the Public Schools Battalion (20th) Royal Fusiliers. Promoted to Lance Corporal in October, 1914, and Corporal in October, 1915. Promoted Sergeant July, 1916. Obtained his commission in November, 1916, in the 1/10th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Made full Lieutenant April, 1918. Wounded at La Bassee, 11.3.1916, and on the Somme, 16.8.1917. He suffered a bullet wound through the calf of the left leg and was treated in hospital in Manchester. Was awarded the Military Cross, in connection with the capture of a village on 30.8.1918. The citation reads, ‘This officer, minding that the platoon on his left was held up, after reconnoitring the hostile position, successfully pushed on with his platoon, with great gallantry and skill drove the enemy from his position, thus enabling the platoon on his left to gain its objective. Twice he led his platoon forward at critical moments. This intative and determination greatly assisted towards the success of the operation’. (London Gazette 11th January 1919). The medal was bestowed on him on 7.10.1918, in France, and after his death forwarded home to his widow. Killed in action, 20.10.1918, aged 28 years. Buried BELLE VUE BRITISH CEMETERY, BRIASTRE. Grave location:- Plot A, Grave 13. ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church. (Brother of Private JOHN (JACK) EADON COOK, reported missing, presumed killed, 20.7.1916, q.v.).

COOK, JOHN (JACK) EADON. Private. No 4671. 20th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Lindley, Huddersfield, 22.9.1891. Son of Fred Lilley and Eleanor Beatrice Cook, ‘Middle House’, High Flatts, Denby Dale. Educated at New College, Harrogate. Employed as assistant designer with Mr F H McGrath of Birdsedge

Mills. Was a member of the Thornhill Amateur Football Club. Single. Enlisted 1.9.1914. Embarked for France November, 1915. On the morning of 20.7.1916 took part in the capture of High Wood and was noticed by his Officer to be wounded and on his way to the field dressing station. He was also seen by a fellow Private further down the line but was never seen again. Killed in action, 20.7.1916, aged 24. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church. (Brother of Lieutenant FRANK EADEN COOK, killed in action, 20.10.1918, q.v.).

COOK, LAWRENCE. Private. Driver. Army Service Corps. Born Dalton 2.5.1891. Son of Stephen Edward and Mary Hannah Cook, 77 Woodhead Road, Lockwood. Husband of Florence Cook, 74 West End, Newsome. Educated at Lockwood Church of England School. Employed as a motor driver. Enlisted 11.12.1915. Died of malaria at 74 West End, Newsome 6.4.1920. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

COOKE, FREDERICK CHARLES. Sergeant. No L/25421. ‘C’ Battery. 161st Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 1880 but place of birth not known. Raised in the Doctor Barnado’s Home, Stepney, East London. Employed as a boot and shoemaker before coming to Huddersfield to join the police, aged 24 years. He was accepted on 15.1.1912 and sworn in as a constable on 4.3.1912. Husband of Eliza Cooke, 84 Lightcliffe Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Enlisted March 1915. Wounded, 19.10.1917, and died of his wounds at a dressing station a few hours later. Buried MINTY FARM CEMETERY, St. JAN. BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 12. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Huddersfield Corporation Roll; Huddersfield Police Headquarters.

COOKE, HARRY. Private. No 13244. 1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Birchencliffe, Huddersfield. Lived Bradford Road North. Killed in action, 24.4.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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COOP, ALFRED. Private. No 50847. 10th Battalion Cheshire Regiment. Born Carlton Terrace, Bradford Road, Huddersfield, 29.10.1893. Son of Alfred and Louisa Coop, 33 Moorbottom Road, Huddersfield. Husband of Kathleen Amelia Coop, 99 Laund Road, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield. Was employed in the butchering department of the Marsh Cooperative Stores and later went as manager to the Salendine Nook branch. Enlisted 22.2.1917. Killed in action at Messines, 10.6.1917, aged 23. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

COOPER, ARTHUR VERNON. Lance Corporal. No CMT/2436. 74th Anti-Aircraft Section Army Service Corps (Motor Transport). Born 47 Whitestone Road, Fartown, 17.3.1894. Son of Frederick Ogden and Theresa Cooper, Prospect House, Outcote Bank, Huddersfield. Educated at Fartown Board School. Employed as a motor driver, and fitter for Messrs Thomas A. Nicol and Sons Limited, dyers, Providence Works, of Huddersfield. Single. Signed on 3.3.1914 at Recruiting Office, Fitzwilliam Street West and Northgate, Huddersfield. Received mobilisation papers, 5.8.1914. Left Huddersfield for Seaforth Camp, Liverpool, 5.8.1914. Left Huddersfield for Salonika on 19.7.1918. Sailed from Avonmouth Docks, Bristol. Died of dysentery at Lahone, Salonika, 28.10.1918, aged 24 years. Buried MIKRA BRITISH CEMETERY, SALONIKA. Grave location:- No 1798.

COOPER, LEONARD. Private. No 9939. 1st Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Chesterfield. Son of Mrs Doughty, 8 Bradley Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted when he was 15 years and 8 months old. He was in China at the outbreak of the war. and came over to England in November, 1914. Killed in action at Hill 60, 25.4.1915, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley.

COOPER, STANLEY. Private. No 62295. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born May Street, Crosland Moor. Son of Albert E. and Lucy Ellen Cooper, 76 College Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Educated at Crosland

Moor Church of England School. Attended St. Barnabas Church and Sunday School. Employed as a joinery apprentice for his father at Crosland Moor and then for Messrs Cooper and Rushworth of Greenhead Row, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 20.8.1917. Killed in action, 6.6.1918, aged 18 years Has no known grave. Commemorated on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

COOPER, THOMAS. Private. No 12999. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Luddendenfoot, Halifax. Had lived in Marsden since 1911. Native of Littleborough. Lodged with Mrs Parkin at 3 Warehouse Hill, Marsden. Employed as a weaver by Mr J E Crowther, Bank Bottom Mills. Prior to enlistment, was employed on the London and North Western Railway at Marsden. Killed in action, 11.9.1915, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

COOPER, WILLIE, OBE VD. Lieutenant- Colonel. Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of James Cooper of Huddersfield. Husband of the late Amy Louisa Cooper, 107 Spring Bank Road, Huddersfield. Died at home, 18.12.1920, aged 58 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 53, ‘°C’, 7.

COPLEY, ALLAN. 2nd Lieutenant. 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly Private. Honourable Artillery Company. Born 22.4.1893. Son of Joseph and Hannah Copley, 9 Station Lane, Berry Brow. Educated at Berry Brow Council School and the evening continuation classes in connection with Huddersfield Technical College. As a boy he sang in the choir at Armitage Bridge Church. After leaving school assisted his father in his business as a hairdresser in Berry’s Yard, off New Street, Huddersfield. Then for two years was a member of the staff of the Western Australian Insurance Company Limited, of Queen Victoria Street, London, learning the business of underwriter in the shipping losses department. Enlisted November, 1915, in the Honourable Artillery Company. Gazetted as 2nd Lieutenant in January, 1917, in the 19th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Embarked for France, 13.2.1917.

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Killed in action near Arras, 2.4.1917, aged 23 years. Buried HENIN CRUCIFIX CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 4. ROH:- Armitage Bridge National School; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

COPSEY, CHRISTOPHER SIMEON. Private. No 44960. 1/Sth Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Glemsford, Suffolk. Son of Mr and Mrs Copsey, 21 Crimble Bank, Slaithwaite. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Conservative Club. Employed as a twister at the Colne Valley Tweed Company’s mill at Crimble. Enlisted in 1915. Killed in action, 20.10.1917, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

CORDEN, JOSEPH. Private. No 2276. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Binn House, Marsden. Married, with three children all under eight years of age. Enlisted August 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Was killed instantenously by being hit on the head by shrapnel, 3.7.1916, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

COSTELLO, JOHN. Private. 3rd Battaliion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Maitland Street, Glasgow, 6.7.1864. Educated at schools in Glasgow. Husband of Jane Costello, 85 Fenton Road, Lockwood. Employed as a moulder. Enlisted 20.9.1914. Died three months after discharge from the army, from pneumonia, on 19.10.1916, aged 52, at 183 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Buried LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. (Father of Private WILLIAM J. COSTELLO, who died 16.10.1920 q.v.).

COSTELLO, WILLIAM J. Gunner. 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born St. Peter’s Lane, Leicester, 30.4.1894. Son of John and Jane Costello, 85 Fenton Road, Lockwood. Educated at Mount Pleasant Council School, Lockwood. Employed as a grocer’s assistant. Single. Enlisted 2.5.1915. Died, 16.10.1920, at 183 Lockwood Road, of the effects of gas, aged 26. Buried LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. (Son of Private JOHN COSTELLO, who died, 19.10.1916, q.v.).

COTTON, ALBERT WILLIAM. Private. No 32973, 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Lindley, Huddersfield. Son of Jane Cotton and the late Richard Cotton, 13 Dean Street, Oakes. Died, 14.12.1918, aged 41. Buried CRONENBOURG FRENCH NATIONAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Allied Plot 1. Grave 18. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; memorial in St. Stephen’s Churchyard.

COTTON, SAMUEL (SAUL). Stoker Petty Officer. No 291887. Royal Navy. HMS Lance. Born Leeds Road, Huddersfield, 23.11.1878. Son of Robert Cotton, 117 Leeds Road North, Huddersfield and later of 11 Church Stairs Street, Long Westgate, Scarborough. Educated at St. Andrew’s Church of England Schools, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a textile worker. Enlisted in the Navy 1898. On, 5.7.1915, he was married at Fairlie Parish Church, Ayrshire, Scotland, his wife residing at Railway Buildings, Fairlie, Ayrshire. On the morning of 18.7.1915, in very heavy weather, Cotton fell overboard from HMS Lance and, although the spot was searched for more than an hour, no trace could be found of him and the search had to be abandoned. Commemorated on the CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

COTTRELL, LEONARD. Private. No 306350. ‘C’ Company, 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Dobcross. Son of Dyson and Mary Hannah Cottrell, 21 Royds Terrace, Marsden. Employed as a weaver at Clough Lea Mills, Marsden. Was a member of the Marsden Liberal Club. Enlisted, 22.11.1915, and crossed over to France in February, 1916. Killed by a shell on the morning of 12.3.1918, aged 23 years. Buried DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, YPRES. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row C, Grave 16. His parents received the following letter from Sergeant Smith, of the same Company, ‘I am sorry to have to tell you that your son was killed by a shell dropping on his dugout on the morning of the 12th inst. He had just come off sentry duty in the trenches and had fallen asleep when he was killed and I can assure you he suffered no pain whatsover. He was not wounded but I think it must have been the shock of the explosion that did it. He has been in my Lewis gun section sometime and was one of the best and steadiest soldiers I have met. He was always cheerful under the

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most trying circumstances and was a favourite with all his comrades. His Corporal was badly crushed at the same time and I can assure you that it has made a mess of one of the best teams in the battalion.’ ROH:- Marsden Liberal Club; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

COULTER, HENRY. Corporal. No 17/1570. 17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Ardwick, Manchester 2.11.1891. Son of Henry Coulter, 39 Lister Street, Chorlton-upon-Medlock, Manchester. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Lived with his Aunt, Mrs A. Schofield at 12 Westbourne Road, Marsh. Employed as a clerk in Huddersfield Tramway Offices. Was a member of Gledholt Wesleyan Chapel Bible Class. Enlisted 31.5.1915. Embarked for France in April, 1916. Suffered serious injuries on 10.10.1916, when part of a trench fell on him. Admitted to No 37 Casualty Clearing Station but he died of his injuries on 19.10.1916, aged 24 years. Buried AVESNES-LE-COMTE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 7. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial; Gledholt Wesleyan Church; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

COUPLAND, ROBERT ROBINSON. Private. No 241649. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Dumfries 6.3.1897. Educated at St Michael’s State School, Dumfries. Prior to

enlistment, lived 64 Bradford Road, Huddersfield.

Employed as a dental mechanic. Enlisted February 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 22. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

COVERLEY, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 305115. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Moldgreen 28.2.1893. Son of John William and Mary Coverley, 13 Back Garden Street, Lockwood. Educated at Rashcliffe Church of England School. Employed as a teamer by Mr

John Cooke, concreter, of Folly Hall, Huddersfield.

Enlisted 6.8.1914. Demobilised, 13.2.1919, after serving in France since April, 1915. Died of pneumonia following upon influenza, 22.2.1919, at Royds Hall War Hospital, aged 24 years. Buried LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- C, 642. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

COWGILL, ALLEN. Private. No 4723. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Mrs Cowgill of Dyson Hill, Honley. Educated at the Primitive Methodist School. Was a member of Honley Working Men’s Club and was a bowler with the Honley Cricket Club. Employed by Messrs France, Littlewood and Company. Enlisted February 1916. Was wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 17.9.1916. His mother received a postcard from him dated,14.9.1916, from the War Prisoner’s Camp at Lager Grasenwohr, Germany:- ‘I am doing well at present. Will you send me a parcel as soon as you can. You must keep your spirits up and let me have a letter with all the news from home’. On 17.10.1918 his mother received a letter from Herr Pastor Fl. Hayler, the Military Chaplain at the camp, telling her that her son had died of his wounds on 24.9.1916, aged 23 years. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row H, Grave 11. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Honley War Memorial.

COWGILL, ERNEST. Private. No 240781. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Reported missing, presumed killed, in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 3.9.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

COWGILL, HERBERT. Private. No 205207. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs J T Cowgill, Golf House, Lingards, Slaithwaite. Husband of Isabel Cowgill, 16 Old Hardend Cottages, Marsden. Attended the Lingards Church Sunday School, Slaithwaite. Was a member of the Marsden branch of the Sons of Temperance. Employed as a warper by Mr J E Crowther at Bank Bottom Mills. Enlisted 11.4.1917. Embarked for France in July, 1917. Sustained a severe compound fracture to the right leg, 11.10.1917, and died of his injuries at No 44 Casualty Clearing Station near Poperinghe, Belgium, on the same day. He was 28 years of age. Buried NINE ELMS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row D, Grave 12. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

COWGILL, WILLIE. Rifleman. King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Huddersfield. Lived Dalton,

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Huddersfield. Died as a result of wounds on 14.11.1919, age 31 years.

COWLING, OLIVER. Private. No 3/2341. 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Wakefield. Son of Hannah and the late John Cowling of Wakefield. Employed as a shunter by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company at Shepley Railway Station. Single. Lodged with Mrs Woods of Railway Cottages, Shepley. As a naval reservist he was called up in August, 1914, being transferred to the army later on. Died of wounds at No 46 Casualty Clearing Station, 13.1.1918, aged 30 years. Buried MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row C, Grave 11. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Roll.

COX, CHARLES, MM. Company Sergeant Major. No 5/2678. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Formerly East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Harston, Cambridge. Lived 313, Knowl, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Employed by Messrs J. Hopkinson and Sons Limited, Birkby. Before the outbreak of war had served for twelve years with the East Yorkshire Regiment. Enlisted August 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Awarded the Military Medal a few days before his death. He went out into No Man’s land about seven times for the purpose of looking for and bringing back the wounded. Was wounded on August 4th, 1916, but the wound was only slight. Returned to the trenches and he was killed instantenously by a splinter from a shell on 5.8.1916. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row M, Grave 6. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

COX, FRED. Private. No 42014. 2/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Manchester 1.3.1893. Both parents deceased. Brother of Albert Cox, 18 Church Lane, Moldgreen. Educated at Moldgreen Council School. Lived 5 Church Lane, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Employed as a tailor by Mr Wilkinson of Cloth Hall Street. Single. Enlisted 24.1.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Cambrai, 22.11.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

COX, GERALD. Private. No 71490. 17th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Formerly No 32250 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Acre Street, Lindley, 23.12.1888. Son of Mary Cox, 8 Croft House Lane, Marsh, Huddersfield. Educated at Oakes Council Schools and Huddersfield Technical College. Employed as a book keeper in the office of Messrs Riley and Hinchliffe, wool merchants, of Cambridge Buildings, Huddersfield. Was a tenor singer and a member of St. Stephen’s Church choir, and of the Huddersfield Amateur Operatic and Huddersfield Light Opera Societies. His sister, Miss Emily Cox, was also a well known soprano singer. Enlisted 15.11.1916. Killed in action near Ypres, 31.7.1917, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsh; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

CRABTREE, ARTHUR. Private. No 31697. 13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 4783 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of John and Mary Crabtree. Killed in action 10.1.1917 age 25 years. Buried SAILLY- AU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 10. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

CRABTREE, EDGAR. Private. No 36748. 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of Mrs M. E. Crabtree, of Bath Cottages, Linthwaite. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Arras, 3.5.1917, aged 34 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CRABTREE, FRANK. Private. No 5619. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs William Crabtree, 20 Sandhurst Cottages, Marsden. Employed as a teaser at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Enlisted March, 1916, and embarked for France, 30.6.1916. Killed in action, 25.9.1916, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

CRABTREE, FRED. Private. No 241553. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Third son of Mr and Mrs Edwin

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Crabtree of Colne View, Slaithwaite. Employed as a dyer’s labourer by Messrs William Brook and Sons, of Slaithwaite. Attended Carr Lane United Methodist Church. Enlisted March, 1916, and embarked for France in January, 1917. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CRABTREE, JOSEPH. Private. No 3/2186. 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Hull. Lived Shady Row, Meltham. Married. Father of Joseph Crabtree, 2 Spa Yard, Batley Carr, Batley. Was a reservist and re-enlisted in August, 1914. Had served in the Tirah campaign (North West Frontier province, India) and the South African War. Took part in the fighting at Neuve Chapelle and at Hill 60. Met his death whilst bearing a stretcher, a shell bursting near him and killing him instantly, 7.5.1915, aged 40 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

CRABTREE, LAWRENCE C. 2nd Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Lower Brow, Paddock, 4.1.1896. Son of Robert and Sarah Crabtree, The Lodge, Edgerton House, Huddersfield. Educated at Thomas Street and Berry Brow Council Schools. Employed as an engineer. At the time of enlistment, was living at Castlehouses, Castle Hill. Husband of Minne Crabtree. Killed in action, 24.4.1918, at Villers- Bretonneux. Buried CRUCIFIX CORNER CEMETERY, VILLERS-BRETONNEUX. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row E, Grave 19.

CRAGG, ARTHUR HARRY. Private. No 2794. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Newton Moor, Cheshire, 28.6.1894. Son of Captain Arthur Robinson and Annie Cragg of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Educated at Eaton Lodge School and Almondbury Grammar School. Employed as an apprentice at Huddersfield Corporation Electricity Works. At the time of enlistment, was living at ‘Wyngarth,” Park Drive, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted September 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. His father had spent a number of years in Brazil and arrived in England just one hour after his son’s troopship had sailed for France. Killed in action, 15.5.1915,

aged 20 years. Buried RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 19. His parents received a letter from Major Gilbert P. Norton of the 6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, who wrote, ‘You will have heard from his Platoon Commander that your son was killed in action on the 15th inst. by a high explosive shell whilst the Germans were bombarding our trenches. He lived for a short time after receiving his wound but the injuries were of such a nature that he could not have suffered any pain and he never regained consciousness. I know that nothing one can say will help to make your loss any lighter but you will like to know that he was very highly thought of by his Officers and his comrades and is a great loss to us all. During the time we were raising 250 recruits in Huddersfield he worked like a slave, filling in forms for recruits and the work could never have been got through without him. It was the same all the time he was a soldier, always willing and always cheerful. I trust you will find some consolation in remembering that he answered the call of his country at a time when she was fighting for her existence and that he died in helping to save Britain from the frightfulness of the German barbarian. He is buried not far behind the trenches and his grave ts marked with a neat white cross. Hts comrades made a wreath of wild flowers and placed it on the grave.’ ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield; Almondbury Grammar School; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

CRAMPTON, MORRIS, MM. Private. No 306012. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of David and Jane Crampton, 115 Swallow Lane, Golcar. Attended the Scapegoat Hill Baptist Chapel. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Hirst and Mallinson Limited, Cliffe End Mills, Longwood. Enlisted March 1915. Embarked for France, 29.6.1915. Awarded the Military Medal a fortnight before his death. Died of the effects of gas poisoning, 26.11.1917, at No 14 General Hospital, Wimereux, aged 22. Buried in WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row A, Grave 1A. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

CRAMPTON, RUFUS. Private. No 38589. 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Meltham. Lived 28 Mitre Street, Marsh.

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Killed in action, 7.6.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Marsh War Memorial; Wilshaw Church.

CRAVEN, ALFRED. Private. No 45467. 16th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Son of Joseph and Clara Craven of Scissett. Died of accidental injuries, 5.12.1918, aged 20 years. Buried St. AUGUSTINE’S CHURCHYARD, SCISSETT. Grave location:- in South-East part. ROH:- Scissett War Memorial; Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

CRAVEN, FRED. Private. No 204383. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Moldgreen 25.3.1888. Son of Robert Henry and Fenetta Craven, 55 Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church Schools. Employed as a chemical labourer. Married. Living at 83 Dock Street, off Castlegate, Huddersfield. Enlisted 6.3.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Cambrai, 20.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CRAWFORD, JAMES. Private. No 35278. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived 6 Croft Lane, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated at St. John’s School, Hillhouse. Employed by Mr W. T. Johnson, cloth finisher, Bankfield Mills, Moldgreen. Killed in action, 9.4.1917, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John the Evangelist Church, Birkby; St. Andrews’ Church, Leeds Road; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

CRAWSHAW, WILLIAM. Private. No 41515. 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly No 34301 Leicestershire Regiment. Born Lockwood. Lived Meltham. Killed in action, 21.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Huddersfield GPO Roll.

CREATON, HARRY EDWARD. Lance Corporal. No 1570. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Violet Street,

Turnbridge, Huddersfield, 18.7.1894. Son of Edward A. and Minnie Creaton. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church Schools. Attended Northumberland Street Primitive Methodist Church and Sunday School. Employed by Messrs Walter Sykes Limited as a cloth finisher. Single. Enlisted 11.3.1916. Killed in action at Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Northumberland Street Primitive Methodist Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CRINES, H. Private. No 4604481. 5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Died at home, 31.7.1921. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 11B, 177.

CRITCHLEY, PETER. Private. No 4124. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mrs Henry of Lockwood’s Yard, Duke Street, Huddersfield. Attended St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, New North Road, Huddersfield. Worked at Turnbridge coalpit. Single. Enlisted May, 1915, and after 12 months training embarked for France. Had been there about seven weeks when he was killed on 3.7.1916, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CROMACK, CHARLES WILLIE. Gunner. No 108082. 253rd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Lockwood Road, Lockwood, 26.7.1880. Educated at Stile Common Council School. Employed as a finisher by Messrs Taylor and Littlewood of Newsome Mill. Husband of Beatrice Ellen Cromack, 87 Barcroft Road, Close Hill, Newsome. Enlisted 18.7.1916. Killed in action near Ypres, 12.11.1917, aged 37 years. Buried MENIN ROAD SOUTH MILITARY CEMETERY, YPRES. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row M, Grave 13. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome; Messrs. Taylor and Littlewood, Newsome Mills.

CROOKS, ARTHUR. Private. No 29952. 3rd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of George and Alice Crooks, 25 Clay Well, Golcar. On Sunday, 23.12.1917, his body was found on the rocks of the shore at Tynemouth. An inquest was held on Monday 24.12.1917, at Tynemouth, when the evidence

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showed that Crooks was awaiting his discharge from the army, being unfit for active service. On Saturday night when the roll call was made he was found to be missing and on Sunday he was found dead on the sands with a cut in his throat. Doctor Wilkinson said Crooks had cut his throat from ear to ear with the blade of a safety razor but the cut was not deep and was not sufficient to cause death. The fall over the cliffs on to the sands had caused a fatal injury. The jury’s verdict was that Crooks died from injuries caused by falling over the cliff whilst attempting to commit suicide by cutting his throat and that he was in an unsound state of mind. Crooks had previously been under treatment at the hospital. Buried GOLCAR BAPTIST CHAPEL YARD. Grave location:- SE, N, 16. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Golcar Baptist Church.

CROSLAND, ARTHUR. Private. No 32495. 1st Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Wasp Nest Road, Hillhouse. Son of Fred and Jane Crosland, of Berry Brow. Educated at Berry Brow Council School. Attended Berry Brow Wesleyan Church. Employed as a pattern weaver. Single. Enlisted November 1916. Was under treatment in No 35 General Hospital at Calais for bronchial pneumonia, following gas poisoning, when he was killed by enemy aircraft during an air raid on the hospital, 31.5.1918, aged 29 years. Buried LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row A, Grave 13a. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

CROSLAND, ERNEST. Private. No 64756. 25th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 33779 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Sam and Mary Hannah Crosland, of Woodhead Road, Hinchliffe Mill. Attended St. David’s Church, Holmbridge. Husband of Zillah Crosland of Harehills, Leeds. Had three children - Arthur, Alice and Herbert. Formerly employed as manager of the Holmfirth branch of the Hinchliffe Mill Cooperative Society. He then took up a post as a commercial traveller in Leeds. Enlisted under the Derby scheme. Came home on leave in January, 1917, when he appeared to be in good health. Died of heart failure, 30.3.1917, aged 32 years. Was buried, but grave destroyed in later actions. Has no known grave. Commemorated on

the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

CROSLAND, ERNEST. Private. No 18053. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Victoria Street, Lindley, 2.7.1892. Son of Charles Harry and Betsy Crosland, 12 Savile Road, Lindley. Educated at Lindley Council School. Employed as a lithographic artist. Single. Enlisted Feburary 1916. Killed on the first day of the Battle of the Somme at Beaumont Hamel, 1.7.1916, aged 24 years. Buried SERRE ROAD CEMETERY No 2. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 23. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

CROSLAND, GEORGE WILLIAM. Corporal. No 12634. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Honley. Lived Thirstin Road, Honley. Employed at Armitage Bridge Mills. Killed whilst leading a bombing party, 2.3. 1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Honley War Memorial; Armitage Bridge Mills.

CROSLAND, GILBERT. Private. No 4757. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 7 Sparks Road, Oakes, Huddersfield. Son of Jane Crosland, Oakfield House, Oakes. Employed as a tailor’s trimmer by Mr George Crosland, of Chancery Lane, Huddersfield. Attended Oakes Baptist Sunday School. Single. Killed in action, 20.11.1916, aged 25 years. Buried FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 33. ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CROSLAND, G.W. KILNER, DSO. Major. Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Eldest son of the late Mr George William Crosland and grandson of the late Mr T. P. Crosland, M.P. Major Crosland was one of the Honorary Surgeons of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary; was made Honorary Surgeon at the Infirmary in February, 1905, and for some years before that had been House Surgeon at the Infirmary. During the Boer War Dr Crosland was a civilian surgeon in the South African field force. He was associated with the formation of the local Territorial battalion and with them he embarked for France. For services with the troops he was awarded the DSO in June, 1916, and he relinquished his commission in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in August, 1917, and was then granted the honorary rank of Major, Upon returning to Huddersfield he recommenced work

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at the Infirmary, where he was in charge of the X-ray department and took over additional work at the Milton Church and the Drill Hall Auxiliary Military Hospital. He married Miss Anne Frances Crookstan of Pangbourne in February, 1918, at Pangbourne Parish Church. Died at his home, 18 New North Road, 31.12.1919, aged 50 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 41, 130C.

CROSLAND, TOM. Corporal. No 240118. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs John Crosland, of Underbank Old Road, Holmfirth. Attended Underbank Wesleyan School. Employed by Messrs Thornton, cloth finishers of Honley. Joined the Territorials at 17 years of age. Invalided home at Christmas, 1916, with trench feet. Hit by shrapnel whilst going into the trenches, 4.8.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the NIEUPORT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall; memorial in Holy Trinity Churchyard, Holmfirth.

CROSLAND, TREVOR ALLINGTON. 2nd Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born Birkby Grange 30.12.1896. Son of Thomas Pearson, woollen manufacturer, J.P. for the West Riding of Yorkshire and Borough of Huddersfield and Charlotte Elizabeth Crosland, New House Hall, Sheepridge, Huddersfield. Educated at Harrow Public School and Sandhurst Military Academy. Was twice medically rejected for Sandhurst, the first time in August, 1914, and then at Christmas, 1914. After an operation he was accepted and went straight from Sandhurst to the Royal Welsh Fusiliers in August, 1915. Embarked for France on 12.5.1916. Was killed on the occasion of the explosion of a large German mine at Givenchy on 22.6.1916, aged 19, (The resulting crater, measuring 120 yards long by 70 feet wide and 30 feet deep was the largest crater on the Western Front at the time. Its name, ‘Red Dragon’, from the design of the regiment’s cap badge, became the Army name for the crater). 2nd Lieutenant Crosland’s body was not found until 1st July, 1925, during ploughing. Buried CABARET ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY, SOUCHEZ. Grave location:- Plot 31, Row A, Grave 27. His parents received the following letter from Lieut. Colonel Crawshay, Commanding Officer of the 2nd Battalion Royal

Welsh Fusiliers, ‘He was a splendid boy and one of the sort we can ill afford to spare. On the night of the 22nd June at midnight the enemy exploded an enormous mine and I regret that the trench in which your son was, was blown up. They then attacked us after a very intense barrage but got badly defeated leaving a certain number of dead in our hands. It ts really too sad, we all miss him and everyone was very fond of him. It will be some satisfaction to you to know that he was a real soldier and a leader of men.’ ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

CROSLAND, WILLIE. Lance Corporal. No 19/146. 17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 27.7.1897. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a tailor. Single. Enlisted 4.11.1915. Killed in action near Peronne, 14.7.1917, aged 19. Buried TEMPLEUX-LE- GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 33.

CROSLAND, WRIGHT. Corporal. No 61459 1st Infantry Labour Company, Durham Light Infantry, transferred to No 18716 32nd Company Labour Corps. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr Willie Crosland, Catch Bar Farm, Hade Edge, Holmfirth. Husband of Elizabeth Crosland, of Hade Edge, Holmfirth. Educated at Hade Edge Council School. Attended Magnum Mission Church. Assisted his father on the family farm and was a good horse breaker. Enlisted 28.8.1914. Served in the Gallipoli campaign and was invalided home with dysentery. He was also invalided home from the fighting in France. Died of wounds, 14.12.1917, aged 31 years. Buried DUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY, YPRES. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 8. ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

CROSLEY, WILLIAM BERTRAM. Private. No 235132. 2/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Formerly No 205216 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Newsome, Huddersfield, 30.10.1880. Son of Jonathan W. and Elizabeth Crosley, 202 Birkby Hall Road, Huddersfield. Husband of Amy Crosley (later of ‘Thomas’, 44, St. James Road, Bridlington). Educated Spring Grove Council School. Was Scoutmaster for the Lockwood Baptist Church troop and was a member of the Lockwood Philharmonic Society. Before moving to Bradford,

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was in the employ of Messrs George Crosland and Sons, Crosland Moor. Prior to enlistment was a clerk in the merchantile department of Messrs Mitchell Brothers, Bradford. Married. Enlisted April 1917. Killed in action near Cambrai, 4.12.1917, aged 37 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

CROSSLAND, KENNETH ELY. Private. No 62498. 5th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Moldgreen 29.9.1899. Son of Mrs Amy Crossland, 257 New Hey Road, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield. Educated at Oake Council School. Employed as a card machine tenter by Messrs Joseph Sykes, Acre Mills, Lindley. Single. Enlisted October 1917. Killed in action, 20.6.1918, aged 18 years. Buried BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row D, Grave 15. ROH:- Salendine Nook Baptist Church.

CROSSLAND, THOMAS. Private. No 18058. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Southowram, Halifax, 28.9.1895. Educated at Southowram Council School. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs C. and J. Hirst Limited. At the time of enlistment, was living at 27 Ivy Street, Crosland Moor. Single. Enlisted 24.1.1916. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas’s Church, Crosland Moor.

CROSSLEY, JOHN HAIGH. Private. No 203450. 11th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Haigh and Elixabeth Crossley, 146 Manchester Road, Milnsbridge. Attended Milnsbridge Wesleyan Sunday School. Employed as a night piecer by Messrs Ben Hall and Sons of Milnsbridge. Enlisted July 1916. Embarked for France April, 1917. Killed in action, 20.9.1917, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CROSSLEY, NORRIS H. Sergeant. No 305856. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Hinchliffe and Elizabeth Crossley, 46 Royd Street, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Attended Carr Lane United Methodist Church,

Slaithwaite, and was secretary of the Sunday School. Employed by the Globe Worsted Company as a colour mixer. Enlisted November 1914. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His parents received the following letter from the Commanding Officer of his Company, ‘As Platoon Sergeant he had under his care some fifty or sixty men who looked to him for training and instruction in military matters. He fell in an attack on a German position having first assumed command of his platoon on his Officer being hit a few moments earlier. He was a brave soldier and popular with the Officers and men and his loss will be felt in the Regiment.’ ROH:- Carr Lane United Methodist Church; St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall

CROSSLEY, ROBERT CLIFFORD. Sergeant. No 105869. Royal Engineers. Lived Deighton. Died at home, 12.5.1916. Buried KIRKHEATON CEMETERY. Grave location:- ‘C’, 2330. ROH:- Deighton War Memorial.

CROSSLEY, STANLEY. Gunner. No 111178. ‘& Battery 59th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 2.6.1897. Son of Herbert and Ellen Crossley, 34 Abbot Street, Marsh, Huddersfield. Educated at Stile Common Board School. Employed as a woollen warehouseman. Enlisted 17.4.1916. Wounded, 24.12.1916, and died on the same day at No 49 Casualty Clearing Station on Christmas Eve, 1916, during the singing of the carol “While Shepherds Watched.’ Buried CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row B, Grave 4. ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

CROUGHAN, PAUL. Private. No 44699. 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Born 42 Dock Street, Huddersfield. Son of James and Sarah Croughan, 43 Dock Street, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School, Huddersfield. Worked as a labourer. Enlisted 10.2.1916. Died of wounds, 12.8.1918. Buried BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row A, Grave 26.

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CROWE, FRED THEWLIS. Private. No 268353. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Taylor Hill 3.5.1882. Son of Mr and Mrs Anthony Crowe, 6 Stocks Buildings, Taylor Hill, Huddersfield. Attended Berry Brow Wesleyan Church. Employed as a clerk at Deanhouse Institution. Husband of Lucy Crowe, Bank Terrace, Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield. Enlisted 18.10.1916. Wounded at Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Killed in action, 29.8.1918, at Vaulx north east of Bapaume, aged 36 years. Buried VAULX HILL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row H, Grave 9. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

CROWTHER, ARNOLD. Private. No 24665. ‘C’ Company 6th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born 24 Green Hill, Longwood, Huddersfield, 8.11.1892. Son of John Richard and Rachel Ann Crowther. Educated at Goitfield Council School. Employed as a woollen spinner by Messrs J. I. Swallow and Company, commission spinners, Parkwood Mills. Attended Longwood Wesleyan Chapel. Single. Enlisted 2.6.1916. Killed in action near Yser Canal, Ypres, 3.7.1917, aged 24 years. Buried BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row K, Grave 1. ROH:- Longwood Wesleyan Chapel; Longwood War Memorial.

CROWTHER, BEAUMONT. Private. No S/23791 1st Battalion Cameron Highlanders. Born 10 Church Street, Paddock, 7.2.1894. Son of Mr and Mrs John Edward Crowther, 71 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. Employed as an agent of the Royal Insurance Company. Single. Enlisted 10.1.1916. Reported missing on the Somme, 3.9.1916, aged 22 years. Buried CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row H, Grave 17.

CROWTHER, CHARLES EDWARD. Gunner. No 154235. Royal Garrison Artillery. Born 14 Laund Road, Salendine Nook, Huddersfield, 25.3.1886. Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Crowther, Chapel House, Salendine Nook. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a hydraulic presser. Single. Enlisted 10.4.1917. Died in Northumberland War Hospital of shell shock, 12.8.1918, aged 32 years. Buried SALENDINE NOOK BAPTIST CHAPEL YARD. Grave location:- in East part. ROH:- Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel, 379E.

CROWTHER, EDGAR. Private. No 4095. 2/4th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers, transferred to No 449631 822nd Employment Company, Labour Corps. Son of James and Rebecca Crowther, 75 Fenton Road, Lockwood. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Armitage Brothers of Milnsbridge. Killed in action, 20.4.1918, aged 28 years. Buried CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row A, Grave 30. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

CROWTHER, ERNEST. 2nd Lieutenant. 92nd Field Company Royal Engineers. Son of George Rowland Crowther and Mary Crowther, 66 East View, Chapel Fold, Staincliffe, Batley. His father was Minister in Charge of the Boothroyd Lane Congregational Mission, Dewsbury, and formerly Pastor of the Crimble Congregational Mission at Slaithwaite. Enlisted as Private in May, 1915, and after eighteen months service in France was granted a commission. Killed in action, 25.10.1918, aged 25 years. Buried LE CATEAU MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 9. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

CROWTHER, FRANK. Private. No 24733. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Crowther, 2 Sand Street, Aspley and formerly of Kilner Bank, Huddersfield. Employed by the Hygienic Stove Company, St. Thomas’s Road, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 21.3.1918, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CROWTHER, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Private. No 31726. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born South Street, Huddersfield, 5.2.1891. Employed as a woollen scourer by Messrs J. Hoyle and Sons, Quarmby Clough Mills, Longwood. Was a member of the Crosland Moor Conservative Club and of the United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor. Husband of Elsie Crowther, 45 Hawthorne Terrace, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 25.5.1917. Embarked for France, 3.10.1917. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 21.11.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor.

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CROWTHER, HAROLD. Private. No 306169. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Mytholmroyd, Halifax. Son of Mr and Mrs David Crowther, 22 Quarmby Road, Longwood, and formerly of 62 George Street, Milnsbridge. Employed as a finisher at Messrs

John Lockwood and Sons Limited, Milnsbridge.

Enlisted in the army at the outbreak of the war. Killed in action, 1.9.1918, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en- ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

CROWTHER, HERBERT. Private. No 32704. 16th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Golcar. Husband of Mrs Crowther, 97 James Street, Golcar. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Pearson Brothers, Victoria Mills, Golcar. Attended Golcar Baptist Chapel and Sunday School and was a member of the Young Men’s Reading Room. Was one of the founders of the Golcar Lily subdivision of the Order of Temperance. Enlisted July, 1916, and embarked for France, 7.11.1916. Had been in France 10 weeks when he died of kidney disease at No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, 20.1.1917, aged 24 years. Buried PUCHEVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 21. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Golcar Baptist Church.

CROWTHER, HUBERT. Corporal. No 241797.

2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 59 East Street, Lindley, 30.11.1891. Son of Florence E. Crowther and the late Joe William Crowther. Educated at Lindley Church of England School, Huddersfield Higher Grade School and Huddersfield Technical College. Worked in the family business as a painter and decorator. Single. Enlisted 20.3.1916. Wounded at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged died of his wounds on, 3.5.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CROWTHER, IRVING. Private. No 41625. 15th/17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Bradley Mills, Huddersfield, 6.8.1887. Educated at St. Andrew’s School, Huddersfield. Employed as a woollen spinner by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited. Husband of Sarah

Crowther, 24 Hawk Street, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 27.3.1918, aged 31 years. Buried TWO TREE CEMETERY, MOYENVILLE. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 21. (The 15th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment held the front of the 31st Division at Moyenville on March 26th-27th 1918 for 36 hours averting disaster at the cost of 700 casualties).

CROWTHER, LESLIE TAYLOR. 2nd Lieutenant. ‘D’ Company, 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs Norman Crowther, ‘Viso House’, Edgerton, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield College School. Employed by Messrs Read, Holliday and Sons Limited as an assistant in one of the laboratories. Played hockey with the Huddersfield club at Armitage Bridge and also played cricket. Single. Enlisted in the local Territorials in 1911. When war was declared held the rank of Sergeant. Was gazetted Second Lieutenant, 21.10.1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Killed in action at Croix Marechal near Fleurbaix, 16.6.1915, aged 23 years. Buried RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 11. ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield College School; Huddersfield Drill Hall. The following letter was written by Private FREDDIE SMITH, of No 16 Platoon, ‘D’ Company, 1/Sth Battalion, writing home to his parents who lived at 22 Stoney Cross Street, Lockwood, on the 19.6.1915, ‘Lieutenant Crowther was especially popular with his men. On Tuesday 15.6.1915 he was out on patrol accompanied by Captain Stott, Lieutenant Liddel and Corporal Convoy when they went straight into a German patrol of six men and a bomb thrower. One of them instantly hurled a highly explosive detonator, which killed Lieutenant Crowther instantly. Lieutenant Liddel who was nearest to Lieutenant Crowther immediately emptied his revolver on the Germans who took to their heels making for the trenches. The remainder of the patrol acting with great gallantry returned for assistance taking back stretcher-bearers and carried back the dead Lieutenant under heavy rifle fire. Lieutenant Crowther was buried opposite the battalion headquarters, the service being conducted by the Colonel.’

CROWTHER, PERCY. Wireless Operator. SS ‘Clan Alpine’. Born Longwood 6.9.1890.

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Son of Mrs O. Crowther, 63 Prospect Row, Longwood, Huddersfield. Educated at Goitfield Council School, Longwood, and Hillhouse Higher Elementary School. Employed as a clerk in the office of Messrs John Broadbent and Sons, Parkwood Mills. Attended Longwood Wesleyan Chapel. Joined a wireless school in Leeds in March, 1916, and was successful in passing his examinations. On 16.4.1917, he joined the Marconi Company in London and went afloat the following month. On 9.6.1917, the SS Clan Alpine was struck by a torpedo in the North Sea. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the TOWER HILL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING OF THE MERCHANTILE MARINE. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Longwood Wesleyan Chapel.

CROWTHER, PHILIP TOWNSEND. Lieutenant. 211th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Formerly 12th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born “The Wood’, Fixby, 22.11.1883. Son of the late John Herbert Crowther and Hannah Elizabeth Crowther of Rose Cottage, Woodhouse, Huddersfield. Educated at Alconham School and Leeds University where he graduated with a BSc. in engineering. Prior to the outbreak of the war was an engineer on the Canadian Northern and Intercolonial railways. He returned to England in 1914 and joined the Leeds University OTC. and was afterwards awarded a commission in the K.O.Y.L.I,. with whom he served in Egypt and France. He afterwards transferred to the Royal Engineers. Killed in action at Bailleul- sur-Bertholt, 5.5.1917, aged 33 years. Buried ALBUERA CEMETERY. Grave location:- North, Row A, Grave 2. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; War Memorial outside St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe.

CROWTHER, STANLEY. Private. No 18633. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lowerhouses, Almondbury, 14.1.1897. Son of Mrs Crowther, 7 Haigh Square, Dalton, Huddersfield. Educated at Moldgreen Board School. Employed by Messrs Godfrey Sykes and Sons of Moldgreen as a beamer and twister-in. Attended Moldgreen United Methodist Church and was a member of the U.M.C. Harriers. Enlisted, 14.1.1916, and embarked for France in April, 1916. Died, 12.10.1916, whilst trying to save one of his comrades, aged 19 years. Has no known grave.

Commemorated on THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Huddersfield; Christ Church, Moldgreen.

CRUIKSHANK, NELSON. Private. No 12649. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, attached 175th Company, Royal Engineers. Born Camberwell. Adopted son of Mrs Anne Rhodes, of Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe, and formerly of Church Street, Emley. Employed by Messrs Stringer and Jagger. Was the first man from Emley to enlist, in August 1914. Killed in action, 14.11.1915, aged 22 years. Buried MAPLE COPSE CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Special Memorial J 19. ROH:- Emley War Memorial. His mother received the following letter from Private BEN CLEGG, q.v. (who was later killed in action on 22.3.1918), ‘Nelson was a favourite with the whole Company and his death has cast a gloom over them all. I want to convey to you the heartfelt sympathy of all his comrades and in adding my own I can honestly assure you that he died as he had lived - a good lad, a clean soldier and a above all a man.’

CRUICKSHANK, WILLIAM. Private. No 24650. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Staincliffe, near Batley, 17.12.1894. Son of Mr and Mrs Joe Cruickshank, 89 Hillhouse Lane, Huddersfield. Educated at St. John’s School. Worked with his father as a metal refiner. Enlisted 11.9.1916. Killed in action, 26.6.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated

ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CRYER, JAMES. Private. No 28962. 8th Battalion King’s Own Royal Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 5567 East Surrey Regiment. Lived 34 Silver Street West, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Employed at Huddersfield Goods Station and previously at the Wholesale fruit market. Married, with one daughter. Enlisted 1916. Killed in action, 27.9.1918. Buried LOWRIE CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT. Grave location:- Row J, Grave 16.

CUMMINGS, ALBERT G.T. Private. No 15224. 9th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Died at home, 1.12.1918. Buried CHRIST CHURCH CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, NEW MILL. Grave location:- G, 401. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial.

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CUNNINGHAM, CLIFFORD THOMAS SYDNEY. Private. No 240267. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Hoyland Common. Lived Denby Dale. Son of Police Constable William Cunningham and Elizabeth Cunningham of Denby Dale. Employed by Messrs G. H. Norton. Embarked for France April, 1915. Reported missing, 3.9.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memoral; G. H. Norton Roll of Employees; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

CUNNINGHAM, THOMAS. Private. No 113911. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Killed in action at Hill 60, 18.4.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

CURRAN, JOHN. Private. No 22751. 2/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born

Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, 10.8.1896.

Educated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as a brick maker by the Huddersfield Brick and Tile Company. Living at 84 Alder Street, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 26.6.1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 27.11.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

CUTTELL, HENRY. Private. No 40798. 7th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly No 37373 Leicestershire Regiment. Born Netherton. Husband of Ellen Thomas, Thomas Street, Netherton. Attended Netherton Wesleyan Church and was a teacher in the Sunday School. Employed by Messrs E. J. Hickson of Healey House as a warper. Died of gas poisoning and shell wounds at No 64 Casualty Clearing Station, 18.7.1917, aged 39 years. Buried MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row FE, Grave 57. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial.

CUTTS, KELVIN EWART. Private. No 3162. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Cutts, of Thomas Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Worked as a clerk for Mr Law Dyson, Registrar of Births and Deaths, at Crosland Moor. Enlisted

at the outbreak of war. Died of wounds at No 23 General Hospital, Etaples, 4.10.1916, aged 20 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 11, Row F, Grave 15a. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DAGG, HEWSON. Gunner. No 891023. ‘B’ Battery 286th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Kirkheaton. Son of Edward and Sarah Dagg, Peace Hall, Wakefield Road, Lepton. Employed by Mr George Thomas, finishers of Rowley Hill, Fenay Bridge. Reported missing, presumed killed, 9.4.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the PPOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church; St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

DAKIN, EDWIN. Private. No 250760. 1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 3849 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born The Heys, Thongsbridge, 20.10.1895. Son of George and Sarah Jane Dakin, Cold Hill, Berry Brow. Educated at Berry Brow Council School. Attended Berry Brow Wesleyan Church. Employed as an engine man at Armitage Bridge Mills. Married. Enlisted October 1914. Reported missing, 29.9.1918, and afterwards presumed died on that date. Buried GRAND SERAUCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row D, Grave 8. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial; Armitage Bridge Mills; Honley War Memorial.

DALBY, CHARLES. Regimental Quarter Master Sergeant. No 107736. 51st (Graduated) Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Married. Wife and family living at 18 Lindrick Street, Longwood. Had seen 23 years service in the Army and went through the South African War, for which he received the Queen’s Medal with 6 clasps. At the outbreak of the war was employed by Messrs Hirst and Mallinson, of Longwood, as time- keeper. Was a Primo in the Order of Buffaloes. Re-enlisted in August, 1914, and had served at Gallipoli. Died suddenly at Thoresby Camp, 20.6.1918, aged 48 years. Buried with full military honours in St. JOHN’S CHURCHYARD, GOLCAR. Grave location:- A, North-West, 92. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

DALEY, WILLIAM. Private. No 3914. 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Elizabeth Daley, 63

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Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 16.6.1915, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

DALGLEISH, ANDREW. Private. No S4/094962. 17th Field Bakery, Army Service Corps. Born Galashiels, Scotland. Son of Andrew and Jane Dalgleish, 2 Rutland Road, Royd Street, Longwood. Was a baker by trade and, before his family came to Huddersfield from Galashiels, was employed by Messrs McVitie and Price of Edinburgh. Died of bronchial pneumonia, 14.5.1918, aged 32 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 84. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

DALLAGHER, GEORGE WILLIAM. Private. No 25555. 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs J. W. Dallagher, 29 Watergate, Castlegate, Huddersfield. Employed as a cord cutter by Messrs Lockwood and Keighley, of Upperhead Mills. Attended St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church, Huddersfield. Died of wounds at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, 4.8.1917, aged 26 years. Buried LIISSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 17, Row E, Grave 12a.

DALY, P. Driver. No 100409. 20th Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Died at home, 25.3.1916. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 11B, 115.

DANIEL, FRANK. Rifleman. No C/7364. 16th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Lowergate, Longwood, 8.5.1892. Son of Mr and Mrs William Daniel, 45 New Street, Paddock. Educated at Paddock Council School. Employed by Messrs C. and J. Hirst of Longwood as a woollen weaver. Attended Queens Street Mission, Huddersfield. Reported missing, presumed killed, 23.4.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

DANIEL, GERALD. Private. No 250761. 1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 3416 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Laura Anne Schofield (formerly

Daniel) and Sam Schofield, (stepfather), 47 Park Street, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax. Lived Holme, Holmfirth. Killed in action, 21.5.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holme War Memorial.

DARBY, JOSEPH CHARLES. Private. No 41974. 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly No 32672 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Upperthong, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs Edward Darby of Bank Top, Dewsbury. Educated Holmfirth Wesleyan Day School and the United Methodist Church Sunday School. Employed at Albert Mills, Holmfirth. Husband of Sarah Darby, Spring Buildings, Holmfirth. Enlisted November 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 25.4.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

DARLINGTON, WILLIAM. Private. No 32619. 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Rastrick 1883. Educated Longroyd Council School, Rastrick. Employed as a chemical worker by Messrs Robert McAlpine and Sons. Husband of Alice Darlington, 44 Bradley Mills, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted 10.2.1917. Killed in action near Ypres, Belgium, 13.7.1917. Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS (TRANSPORT FARM) BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- Special Memorial C 4. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield.

DAVIS, ALFRED. Sapper. No 290620. 96th Light Railway Operating Company, Royal Engineers. Born Windinom, Leicestershire. Son of Annie Sadler (formerly Davis) and stepson of John Sadler, of Owler Ing, Binn. Marsden. Husband of Florence Davis, Binn House, Marsden. Employed as a cloth scourer at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Enlisted 1.8.1917 Reported drowned when the transport ‘Aragon’ was torpedoed by a U boat and sunk in the Eastern Mediterrean, 30.12.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on CHATBY MEMORIAL, ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT. (Brother of Private WILLIAM DAVIS MM, killed in action, 26.3.1918, q.v.). The ship was a luxuriously fitted liner of the Royal

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Mail Steam Packet Company and was formerly engaged in the South American passenger service. She was bound from Marseilles to Egypt with destroyers as escort. At 10.30am on the day of the disaster she was within sight of land and fifteen minutes later she had disappeared. One of the destroyers whilst picking up survivors from the ‘Aragon’ was itself torpedoed and sunk. A lot of the soldiers were picked up from rafts and taken on board a number of boats and trawlers which happened to be at hand. Hundreds got on board a destroyer which almost immediately was torpedoed midships cutting her clean in half. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

DAVIES, WALTER OWEN. 2nd Lieutenant. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 8.3.1895. Son of the late Mr R O Davies and Mrs Davies, 163 Wakefield Road, Moldgreen. Educated Almondbury Grammar School. Employed as a bank clerk at the Market Place branch of the Lancashire and Yorkshire Bank, Huddersfield. Joined the local Territorial battalion a few months before the outbreak of the war and embarked for France with them in April, 1915. Was recommended for commissioned rank and, after serving with an Officer’s Cadet battalion at Galea in Ayrshire, was gazetted to his old Regiment. Killed in action at Bourlon Wood, 27.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; Almondbury Grammar School; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DAVIES, WILLIAM. Corporal. No 203977. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Stalybridge, Cheshire. Son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Davies, 91 Calderbrook Road, Littleborough. Married. Living at 48 New Street, Paddock. Employed by the Westfield Cotton Company as a dyer. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Killed in action near Cambrai, 11.10.1918, aged 29 years. Buried IWUY COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 41. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

DAVIS, WILLIAM, MM. Sergeant. No 240661. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mrs Annie Sadler, Old House End Farm, Binn, Marsden. Enlisted November 1914. After 14 months service in France was severely wounded and returned to

England, spending seven months in hospital. He returned to France in June, 1917. He was awarded the Military Medal for gallant conduct during the Battle of Cambrai. Was hit by a sniper’s bullet on 26.3.1918, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private ALFRED DAVIES, drowned at sea, 30.12.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

DAWSON, ARTHUR. Lance Corporal. No 10687. 1st Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Milnsbridge 25.9.1883. Son of Walter and Ann Dawson, Cowlersley House, Milnsbridge. Educated at Milnsbridge National School and was a day student at Huddersfield Technical College for three years. Later he attended the evening classes for eight years for chemistry and dyeing. Was a member of the firm of Messrs Emerson and Dawson, chemical manufacturers, Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield. Was a member of the Crosland Heath Golf Club, played cricket with the Milnsbridge club and football with the Milnsbridge Church and Meltham clubs. Was also a member of the St. George’s Society, the Society of Dyers and Colourists and of the Commercial Travellers Association. Single. Enlisted 11.4.1916. Embarked for France in July, 1916. Killed in action at Messines, 7.6.1917, aged 33. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.

DAWSON, ARTHUR HOWARD. Private. No 14232. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mrs Firth Dawson of Hinchliffe Mill, Holmfirth. Employed as a tailor by his elder brother, Mr Walter Dawson. Attended Hinchliffe Mill Liberal Club. Played football for the Holmbridge football club. Killed in action, 7.7.1916, aged age 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private GEORGE WILLIE DAWSON, killed in action, 1.7.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

DAWSON, FRANK. Private. No 5292. ‘A Company, 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 51 Yews Mount, Lockwood. Son of Mrs Edith Dawson, 24 Crosland Road, Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield. Educated Mount

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Pleasant Council School. Employed as a twister-in by Messrs Shaw Brothers, Larchfield Mills, Firth Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 22.3.1916. Killed at Miraumont on the Somme, 27.2.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DAWSON, GEORGE WILLIE. Private. No 14907. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mrs Firth Dawson of Hinchliffe Mill, Holmfirth. Attended Hinchliffe Mill Liberal Club and played football with the Holmbridge football club. Was an old scholar of Hinchliffe Mill Wesleyan School. Employed by Messrs Whiteley and Green Limited as a weaver. Enlisted January 1916. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private ARTHUR HOWARD DAWSON, killed in action, 7.7.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Holme and Holmebridge War Memorial.

DAWSON, HAROLD. Private. No 31974. 12th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 34957 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Thomas Harry Dawson, of the firm of Messrs S. Dawson, dyers, of Milnsbridge. Died of wounds, 26.11.1916, aged 38 years. Buried COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row B, Grave 17.

DAWSON, JAMES. Sergeant. No 203641. ‘A’ Company, 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 3.1.1889. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church Schools. Employed as a tram conductor by Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Department. Married. Living at Longley Farm, Longley, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Killed in action at Passchendaele, 27.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

DAWSON, JOE. Private. No 52525. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born

Linthwaite 1886. Son of Squire and Charlotte

Dawson of Linthwaite. Married Edna Thornton on 5th January, 1917. Lived 3 Chapel Hill, Linthwaite. Reported missing, presumed killed, 21.3.1918, aged 39 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

DAWSON, JOHN IRVIN WILLIE. Private. No 35698. 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 6088 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 84 Upper Mount Street, Lockwood, 21.11.1894. Son of John and Sarah Margaret Dawson, 96 Upper Mount Street, Lockwood. Educated at Mount Pleasant and Spring Grove Council Schools and also at Mr Jenning’s Academy. Employed by Mr A. E. Spivey as an auctioneer’s clerk. Attended St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe. Single. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Had twice been invalided home through illness. On the first occasion he came home, he was drafted to Clipstone Camp where he acted as Orderly Room Sergeant before being sent back to France. Had only been back at the front five weeks after hospital leave when he was killed near Cambrai, 20.11.1917. Buried HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 39. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

DAWSON, VINCENT. Private. No 32152. 2/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Townend, Almondbury. Son of George Dawson, 67 Northgate, Almondbury. Educated at Almondbury Council School. Employed as a carpenter and joiner. Enlisted 18.8.1916. Died at No 24 General Hospital, Etaples, of pneumonia following a gunshot wound, 1.7.1918. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 68, Row F, Grave 7. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

DAY, ALBERT. Company Sergeant Major. No 235317. 6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born New Mill, Holmfirth, 20.11.1877. Son of Mr and Mrs William Day, 38 Blacker Road, Birkby. Husband of Florence M. Day, 48 Armitage Road, Birkby. Educated at New Mill National School. Employed as a commercial traveller. Attended St. John’s Church, Birkby, where he held the office of sidesman and churchwarden. Enlisted in the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in 1894. Volunteered for the Boer War and served

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from 1900-1901. Mobilised with the local Territorial battalion on 4.8.1914 as Colour Sergeant. Wounded and gassed on Passchendaele Ridge, 20.11.1917. On recovering, he trained recruits of a Reserve battalion at Ipswich. At the beginning of September, 1918, he was troubled with a carbuncle and was admitted into hospital. He developed septicaemia and died in Ipswich Military Hospital, 19.9.1918. Buried with full military honours in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 36, ‘C’, 9. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Birkby; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

DAY, NORMAN. Private. No 201856. 1/4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Born Blue Bell Hill, Taylor Hill, Huddersfield, 5.1.1891. Son of James and Annie Eliza Day (nee Marsden), 51 Taylor Hill Road, Lockwood. Educated Berry Brow Council School. Employed as a scourer by Messrs C. and J. Hirst Limited. Single. Attended Taylor Hill Primitive Methodist Church. Played football with the Netherton football club and was connected with the physical training class at Huddersfield Technical College. Enlisted 19.2.1916. Killed in action near Ypres, 2.8.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Taylor Hill Primitive Methodist Church.

DEAKIN, THOMAS. Sergeant. No 25420. ‘A’ Battery, 28th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Cadeby, Doncaster. Lived 16 Moss Street, Newsome, Huddersfield. Had served as a constable in the Metropolitan Police force before joining Huddersfield Borough Police Force on 10.11.1911. Husband of Nora Deakin. Enlisted 1915. Died of wounds 21.9.1917, aged 32 years. Buried BUS HOUSE CEMETERY, VOORMEZEELE. Grave location:- Row H, Grave 30. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; Huddersfield Corporation Roll; Huddersfield Police Headquarters.

DEAN, FRANK. Private. No 3412. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Newsome 28.11.1892. Son of Mr and Mrs William Dean, 61 Barcroft Road, Newsome, Huddersfield. Educated Newsome Church of England School. Employed as a metal plate worker by Messrs Fred Shaw, tinners and coppersmiths of Huddersfield. Attended

Newsome Church Sunday School and the Newsome Working Men’s Club. Prior to the war was secretary at the Newsome Adult School. Enlisted 13.11.1914. Was awarded a ‘Distinguished Conduct Certificate’ for bomb throwing in a damaged sap on 26.9.1915. On Saturday, 13.11.1915, he died of wounds received by the accidental explosion of a box of bombs he was carrying. Sapper G. Winterbottom, of the 10th Entrenching Battalion of the Royal Engineers, in a letter to Mrs Dean says:- ‘He was carrying a box with another chap when one of them slipped and caused the bombs to explode. His mate was killed outright. We were working about SO yards away and saw the flash. At first we thought it was a German shell exploding as they had been shelling us that morning. We could not get to him very quickly because of the state of the roads. We did all we could to help him. One of us got a stretcher and then we took him to a first aid dressing shed and got a doctor to him. He was then taken in the ambulance to the hospital.’ He died shortly after admission to hospital, 13.11.1915, aged 22 years. Buried HOSPITAL FARM CEMETERY, ELVERDINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 14. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DEAN, HANDEL OLIVER. Private. No 3205. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lindley 18.3.1893. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Dean, 49 West Street, Lindley. Educated Lindley National School. Employed as a woollen weaver by Messrs Ben Crosland of Oakes, Huddersfield. Attended Lindley Zion United Methodist Sunday School and the Lindley Adult School. Enlisted October 1914. Died of severe wounds to the abdomen at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, 22.11.1915, aged 23 years. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 2a. ROH:- Lindley Zion United Methodist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DEAN, JOHN. Private. No 13059. 11th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Married. Wife living at “The Boy and Barrel Inn’, Beast Market, Huddersfield. Employed by Messrs Proctor’s wireworks, Leeds. Reported missing, presumed killed, 10.6.1917, aged 24 years. Has

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no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

DEARNALY, ALBERT. Corporal. No 116318. Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Occupation Road, Sheepridge, Huddersfield. Son of William and Emma Dearnley, 22 Norman Road, Birkby. Educated at St. John’s Church Schools, Birkby. Employed as a woollen weaver. Single. Enlisted 8.5.1917. Died of pneumonia, 24.10.1919, aged 29 years, at Cannock Chase Hospital, Rugeley, Staffordshire. Buried St. MARY’S CHURCHYARD, MIRFIELD. Grave location:- 9, U13. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

DEARNLEY, ARNOLD. Private. No 75548. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 46 Brian Street, Lindley, Huddersfield, 1.9.1897. Son of Allen and Fanny Dearnley. Educated Lindley National School. Employed as an engineer. Enlisted 20.5.1918. Killed in action, 21.10.1918, aged 21 years. Buried MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C. Grave 22. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

DEARNLEY, ERNEST. Private. No 3074. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Almondbury 19.1.1898. Son of John William Dearnley, 33 Cadogan Avenue, Lindley. Educated at Almondbury National School. Employed as a finisher. Single. Enlisted 21.9.1914. Killed in action, 21.12.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial.

DEARNLEY, GEORGE. Wheeler. No 35676, ‘C’ Battery, 106th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Shelley. Killed in action, 24.7.1917. Buried PERTH CEMETERY (CHINA WALL), ZILLEBEKE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 24. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley.

DEARNLEY, GEORGE FREDERICK. Private. No 240340. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Rosebery Street, Birkby, 10.4.1897. Son of Mr John H. Dearnley, Thornton Lodge Hall, Crosland Moor. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. Attended Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church. Employed as an engineer’s apprentice. Single. Enlisted August

1914. Killed in action near Bullecourt, 4.7.1917. Buried QUEANT ROAD CEMETERY, BUISSY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 30. ROH:- Almondbury Grammar School; Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Huddersfield Drill Hall; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

DEARNLEY, JAMES ARNOLD. Private. No 7693. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Living 3 Bank Nook, Slaithwaite. Married Mary Shaw in December, 1914. One child. Employed as a teaser by Mr John Edward Crowther, Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Attended Slaithwaite Wesleyan Chapel. Enlisted 4.8.1916. Embarked for France a fortnight before Christmas, 1916. Was admitted to the No 20 Casualty Clearing Station on 16.2.1917, with severe wounds in the shoulder and the head. He never regained consciousness and died, 18.2.1917, aged 31 years. Buried WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row A, Grave 1. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

DEIGHTON, WILLIAM HENRY. Private. No 10361. 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Born Thurlastone, Yorkshire. Son of Charles Henry and Lucy Deighton, 4 Lower Haigh House, Lindley Moor, Huddersfield. Died of wounds, 10.5.1917, aged 25 years. Buried BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row F, Grave 18.

DEMETRIADI, LOUIS P. Lieutenant Colonel. Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Manchester 1862. Educated at Manchester Grammar School and at Kings College, London. Attended Leeds University, taking the degrees of M.D. (Durham), ER.C.S. (Edinburgh) and a Diploma in Public Health. He commenced medical work in Huddersfield as an assistant to the late Doctor Macaskie. In 1886 to 1887 he was one of the house surgeons at the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary. He commemceed in practice on his own account at 30 New North Road, Huddersfield and removed to Lindley in 1891. He continued in General Practice until 1912. In 1897, Doctor Demetriadi joined the 2nd Volunteer Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment with the rank of Lieutenant and served as Medical Officer for

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18 years. He took a keen interest in training and organising the stretcher-bearers in ambulance work. When war was declared he went out with the local battalion to their training ground and, in April 1915, he was given command of the West Riding (49th) Casualty Clearing Station and took that unit to the front. He remained with this unit for nearly two years until his health gave way and, in November 1917, he was compelled to relinquish his commission. He was a church warden at Lindley Church for 4 years. He was founder- president and the first Captain of the Outlane Golf Club. He died at Southport on 26.10.1918, aged 56 years. Buried with full mililtary honours in St. STEPHEN’S CHURCHYARD, LINDLEY. Grave location:- 5, J, ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley, there is also a chair in the church dedicated to his memory.

DENHAM, AUBREY CRAWSHAW. Lieutenant. 6th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Hartford House, Gledholt, Huddersfield, 14.6.1881. Son of John William and Annie Denham, 3 Woodland Mount, Trinity Street Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield College School and Mill Hill School, London, from 1896 to 1897. Enlisted November 1914. Died at home, Woodland Mount, Trinity Street, Huddersfield, on 1.4.1915 of pleurisy and pneumonia contracted during training. He was 34 years of age. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 37, 135. ROH:- Huddersfield College School; Mill Hill School, London.

DENHAM, CHARLES. Rifleman. No B/203506. 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Born Congleton. Son of Mary Ann Denham, 2 Cross Street, Congleton. Lived with his sister at Moldgreen. Employed by Messrs Hilton Limited, at their King Street boot shop. Killed in action, 3.10.1917, aged 21. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row I, Grave 2.

DENNIS, ILLINGWORTH. Private. No 29469. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 31.3.1886. Son of Lucy Dennis, 12 Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Thomas Street Board School. Employed as a permanent wayman on the London and North Western Railway. Attended Queen Street Mission Church. Husband of

Margaret Oakes Dennis, 45 Well Green, Lockwood. Enlisted September 1916. Died of gunshot wounds and gas gangrene at No 24 General Hospital, 13.10.1917, aged 32 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 30, Row C, Grave 14. ROH:-. Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

DENNIS, HERBERT. Private. No 307764. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Chapel Hill, Huddersfield, 1.6.1891. Son of Mrs E. Dennis, 82 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Paul’s School. Employed as a mill hand by Messrs Hirst and Mallinson, of Longwood. Was a well known local swimmer and had won many swimming prizes. Husband of Sarah Dennis, 21 Varley’s Yard, Chapel Hill. Killed in action, 26.8.1918, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the VIS- en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.

DENTON, CHARLES SINGLETON. Lance Corporal. No 17394. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 19.6.1895. Son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Denton. Educated Stile Common Council School and St. Thomas’s Church of England School. At the time of enlistment, was living at 53 Longroyd Lane, Huddersfield. Single. Employed at Bay Hall Mills, Birkby. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Had served in Gallipoli and Egypt and took part in the evacuation of Suvla Bay. Wounded in the thigh, 14.9.1916, and was treated at Gosforth Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Reported missing, presumed killed, 29.3.1918, aged 21 years. Buried GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No 2. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 2. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Lane; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DENTON, FRED. Private. No 4506. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lepton. Son of Sam and Mary Jane Denton of Highgate Lane, Lepton. Killed in action, 3.9.1916, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DENTON, JOHN WHITTELL. Sergeant. No 9887. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Kirkheaton. Enlisted Bradford. Died

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9.6.1918. Buried SETE (LE PY) CEMETERY. (GULF of LYONS). Grave location:- Grave 341.

DEPLEDGE, HARVEY. Private. No 28095. 9th Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly No 81355 Training Reserve Battalion. Born Denby. Son of Mr and Mrs John Depledge, Birks Terrace, Millhouse, Penistone. Enlisted Halifax. Lived Huddersfield. Killed in action, 28.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

DEWHIRST, GEORGE DYSON. Private. No 240678. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lockwood 25.12.1893. Son of John William and Jane Dewhirst, 57 Manchester Street, Huddersfield. Educated Rashcliffe Church of England School. Employed as a concreter’s labourer by Mr John Cooke of Folly Hall. Enlisted October 1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DICKINSON, FRANK. Private. No G/52463. 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Formerly No 41904 York and Lancaster Regiment. Born New Mill. Married. Lived 43 Mearhouse Bank, Jackson Bridge, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 1.8.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial.

DIGMAN, WILLIAM JOHN. Gunner. No 4/25843. Royal Field Artillery. Married, with

three children. Lived 20 Grange Avenue, Marsden.

Employed as a teamer by the Marsden Equitable Industrial Society Limited. Attended Marsden Wesleyan Church and was a teacher in the Sunday School. Closely associated with the local branch of the Sons of Temperance. Enlisted May 1915. Embarked for France in December, 1915. At the time of his death was employed as a Groom with the General Staff. Killed in action, 9.4.1918, aged 32 years. Buried. HAVERSKERQUE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Special Memorial No 2. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial. His wife received the following letter from the offices of the British Red Cross Society, 18 Carlton House Terrace, London, dated 9.5.1918. The letter read

as follows:- ‘With reference to your enquiry for details of your husband’s death - we have just received the following information from the Chaplain at the 33rd Casualty Clearing Station. He says that Driver Dignam was admitted to the hospital severely wounded tn the head and back and although he had every possible care and attention he died before any operation could be performed. He was quite unconscious and therefore could not speak or have any messages. I do trust it will be some small consolation for you to know that he did not suffer. He was buried in the British Military Cemetery at Haverskerque near St. Venant (about 5 miles west of Merville). A wooden cross marks his grave with his name, number and regiment enscribed upon it. I feel for you so deeply in your sorrow but you must indeed be proud of your husband who gave his life so bravely for his country. With sincere sympathy, Miss G. de Stein, for the Earl of Lucan.’

DISKIN, JOHN. Private. No 10945. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Longwood 4.7.1884. Son of the late Michael and Annie Diskin of Outlane and brother of Mr W. Diskin, of Tram Terminus, Outlane. Educated at Longwood Church School and Outlane Council School. Employed as a woollen spinner. Was a well known cornet player and played with the Slaithwaite Brass Band. Enlisted August 1914. Killed in action in the attack on Tekke Tepe Ridge, Suvla, Gallipoli, 9.8.1915, aged 30. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING,GALLIPOLLI. ROH:- Bethel United Methodist Chapel, Outlane.

DITCHBURN, JAMES BENJAMIN. Private. No 2631. ‘A’ Company, 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Only son of Mr and Mrs James Ditchburn of ‘Overdale’, Park Drive, Huddersfield who was one of the directors of Joseph Lumb and Son, worsted spinners, Centre Mills, Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School and Huddersfield College School. Employed by Messrs Lumbs to learn the textile business. Spent two years in Australia acquiring a knowledge of wool growing and spinning. Had served for five years with the local Territorials and re-enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Was wounded in the head, 10.7.1915. He was admitted to No 23 Canadian General Hospital at Etaples. A telegram was sent to his parents in Huddersfield, informing them

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of the seriousness of his condition and Mr G. D. Moxon embarked for France to visit Private Ditchburn and arrived there before he died, on 24.7.1915, aged 22 years. His body was brought home to Huddersfield and he was buried with full military honours in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 30. ‘C’, 199, ROH:- Almondbury Grammar School; Huddersfield College School; All Saints Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DOBSON, SYKES, Private. No 31905. North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Kirkheaton 14.3.1898. Son of Martha Ann Dobson, 113 May Street, Crosland Moor. Educated at Milnsbridge and Crosland Moor Church Schools. Employed as a woollen spinner. Enlisted 6.11.1916. Reported wounded and taken prisoner by the Germans, 25.3.1918. Reported died between 25.3.1918 and 25.6.1918, aged 20. COMMEMORATED ON ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

DOBSON, WILLIAM VICTOR. Private. No 23396. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Thirsk 7.8.1887. Educated at Thirsk Board School. Employed as a coach painter by Messrs Rippon Brothers. Husband of Beatrice Dobson, 15 Scholes Road, Birkby. Enlisted 3.8.1916. Killed in action, 11.8.1917, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

DODSON, ALFRED. Private. No 40969. 8th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly No 20546 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 20 Rose Cottage, Hall Bower, Huddersfield, 2.2.4.1883. Son of Phillis Ann Dodson, 4 Waingate, Berry Brow. Educated at Berry Brow Council School. Employed as a healder and twister-in at Crosland Factory. Single. Attended Hall Bower Sunday School. Enlisted 23.5.1916. Wounded 22.6.1917 near Arras. Killed in action near Ypres, 23.12.1917, aged 34 years. Buried HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9a, Row C, Grave 8. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

DODSON, BEN. Private. No 57800. 1/Sth Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born

Cross Lane, Marsh, 10.4.1886. Son of Ann Dodson, 4 Cross Cottages, Marsh. Attended Holy Trinity Church of England School, Huddersfield. Employed as a firer. Husband of Beatrice Dodson, 162 New Hey Road, Oakes. Enlisted 28.1.1917. Wounded 13.10.1918. Died of wounds, 14.10.1918, aged 32. Buried QUEANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY BRITISH EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row E, Grave 3. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

DODSON, PERCIVAL. Private. No 3388. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Farnley Tyas 27.7.1895. Son of Shaw and Clara Dodson, 107 Thornton Lodge Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a piecer by Messrs Allen Priest and Sons, of Lockwood. Was a scholar at Mount Pleasant Sunday School, Lockwood. Single. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Embarked for France in Apri, 1915. Was shot by a sniper on 18.11.1915, aged 20 years. Buried TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row FE, Grave 13. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DODSON, TEDDY. Private. No 267417. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Longroyd Bridge 2.10.1893. Son of Sam and Mary Elizabeth Dodson, 31 Quaker Row, Luck Lane, Marsh. Attended Holy Trinity Church of England School, Huddersfield. Employed as a general dealer by his father. Single. Attended the Marsh United Methodist Church and the Queen Street Mission. Enlisted 24.1.1916. Embarked for France in June, 1916, and was admitted to hospital in September, 1916, suffering from trench fever. Killed in action near Arras, 18.5.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial.

DOLLIVE, JOHN EDWARD. Private. No 42373. 20th Battalion (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Upperthong, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs John Dollive, 18 Upperthong, Holmfirth. Employed as a carding engineer by Messrs Allen Priest of Lockwood. Was an active member of the Holmfirth Harriers Athletic Club and won five medals. Attended Upperthong Church and Institute. Enlisted June 1916. Embarked for France October, 1916.

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Wounded in December, 1916, which required several months treatment in hospital in England. Returned to France in July, 1917, and was severely wounded in the back and buttock on 30.8.1917. Admitted to No 13 Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wounds on 31.8.1917, aged 26 years. Buried TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row F, Grave 21. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

DONKERSLEY, REYNOLD, MC. 2nd Lieutenant. 2/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly Boy Bugler and Drummer, 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 39 Bradford Road, Huddersfield, 1.9.1894. Second son of John W. and Mary Louise Donkersley, 144 Northgate, Almondbury. Educated Almondbury Council School. Employed as a tailor by Mr Ephraim Dyson of Northgate, Huddersfield. Enlisted, 31.9.1914, as a Private and attained the rank of Sergeant during 1915. He was gazetted Second Lieutenant in November, 1917, and posted to the West Yorkshire Regiment. Was wounded, 20.5.1918, in the right arm and for his gallantry on this occasion was awarded the Military Cross. The offical citation in the London Gazette of 16.9.1918 reads, ‘for conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty in command of a fighting patrol sent out to obtain an identification. Two hostile sentries were found to be on the alert. He disposed of one of them himself but the other escaped. A large enemy party then rushed forward to reinforce the post and hand to hand fighting ensued in which he was wounded. He held to his ground and persisted in his endeavour to obtain an identification until forced by superior numbers to retire which he succeeded in doing after having inflicted heavy casualties on the enemy. By his fine tenacity of purpose and cool leadership he set a fine example to his men.’ Killed in action near Rheims, 20.7.1918, aged 23. Buried MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row F, Grave 11. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

DONKERSLEY, WILLIAM. Private. No 240003. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lockwood. Son of Frank and Mary Donkersley, 36 Yew Green, Lockwood. Employed as a weaver. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Wounded in both legs, 26.12.1917, and died of his wounds at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, 27.12.1917,

aged 29. Buried LIJISSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 27, Row CC, Grave 1a. ROH:- Rehoboth Baptist Chapel; ‘Rising Sun’ Public House, Crosland Hill; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DONNELLAN, WILLIAM. Private. No 240649. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Castlegate, Huddersfield, 19.10.1898. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as a mill hand by Mr T. A. Cocking, Waterloo Mills. Lived 27 Gelder Terrace, Moldgreen. Married. Enlisted October 1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Moldgreen; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DOOSEY, JOHN HENRY. Private. No 241358. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkgate, Huddersfield, 11.11.1896. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as a cloth presser by Messrs T. A.Nicholl and Sons, dyers, of Folly Hall. Husband of Edith Doosey, 5 Knight Street, Northgate, Huddersfield. Enlisted 11.10.1914. Killed in action near Cambrai, 11.10.1918, aged 33 years. Buried WELLINGTON CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 7. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DOUGHERTY, JOHN EDWARD (JACK). Private. No 4/25843. 6th Battalion Royal Irish Regiment. Formerly 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Military Barracks, Kilkenny, Ireland. Son of Company Sergeant Major Edward Dougherty (also of the Royal Irish Regiment) and Mrs Dougherty, 113 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated Moldgreen Council School and St. Paul’s School, Huddersfield. Employed as a brass finisher by Messrs Hopkinsons of Birkby. Enlisted in the Huddersfield Territorials at the outbreak of the war, 4.8.1914. Transferred to the Royal Irish Regiment to serve alongside his father in December, 1914. Killed in action at Ginchy, 9.9.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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DOUGHTY, LAWRENCE. Private. No 203406. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 3 Ramsden’s Yard, Charles Street, Huddersfield, 29.10.1894. Educated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as a ring cropper by Messrs Alfred Sykes and Company, rug manufacturers, of Viaduct Street, Huddersfield. Single. Lived with his sister Miss M. Dougherty at 3 Ramsden’s Yard. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 25.11.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

DOUGLAS, ARCHIE. Rifleman. No R/19149. 13th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Stalybridge, Cheshire. Lived Colne Terrace, Manchester Road, Linthwaite. Employed as a piecer by the Colne Valley Tweed Company. Played cricket with the Linthwaite Hall cricket team. Enlisted 1915. Killed in action, 21.8.1918, aged 22 years. Buried DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row G, Grave 22. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

DOWNS, WILSON. Private. No 32121. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Educated at Rashcliffe Church School. Employed as a brewer’s labourer by Messrs Bentley and Shaw Limited, Lockwood Brewery. Husband of Florence Downs, 108 Rashcliffe Hill, Folly Hall, Lockwood, Huddersfield. Played cricket with the Primrose Hill Cricket Club. Enlisted 13.5.1916. Died of wounds at No 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Station, 1.1.1917, aged 29 years. Buried GROVE TOWN CEMETERY. Grave Location:- Plot 2, Row J, Grave 25. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

DOWNSBOROUGH, SMITH. Private. No 33664. 1/8th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly No 22227 Army Service Corps. Born Manor Street, Halifax, 27.12.1884. Son of Rosina Downsborough, 131 Wellington Street, Oakes, Huddersfield. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a steam roller driver by the Huddersfield Corporation. Single. Enlisted 6.8.1914. Suffered serious abdominal wounds at Beaurevoir, 6.10.1918, and died of his wounds at No 58 (West Riding) Casualty Clearing Station on 17.10.1918, aged 33 years. Buried TINCOURT NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row F, Grave 43.

ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Corporation Roll; commemorated in Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel yard, F214.

DRAKE, HARRY. Private. No 235327. 4th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly No 205246 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Joshua and Jane Drake, 3 Stanley Place, Golcar. Employed by Messrs Drake and Company, waste dealers, of Manor Mills, Golcar. Attended St. John’s Church, Golcar and was a member of the Golcar Conservative Club. Enlisted April 1917 and embarked for France in July 1917. Wounded in the left arm and shoulder on 14.4.1918 and was admitted to Liverpool Hospital where he died on 1.6.1918, aged 31 years. Buried St. JOHN’S CHURCHYARD, GOLCAR. Grave location:- A, North-West, 70. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

DRAKE, PERCY. Sapper. No 126287. Inland Water Transport Royal Engineers. Born Kirkheaton 4.1.1880. Son of William Medley Drake and Sarah Ann Drake, Finley House, 34 Springdale Avenue, Huddersfield. Employed as an insurance agent for the Pearl Assurance Company. Attended the Paddock Wesleyan Church and was a member of the choir. For some years he was secretary of the Sunday School and was an ardent worker for the Band of Hope. Husband of Lily Drake, 34 Lowergate, Longwood, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.9.1916. Died in the Minster Hospital, Ramsgate of a cerebral haemorrhage, 4.5.1917, aged 37 years. Buried LINDLEY WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL YARD. Grave location:- J, 46. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial; Shared Church Paddock.

DRANSFIELD, ERNEST. Private. No 241302. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Crosland Hill, 11.10.1885. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Dransfield, 8 Quarry Road, Crosland Hill. Educated Milnsbridge National School. Employed as a teaser by Messrs J. Wimpenny and Company, Linthwaite. Enlisted 1.8.1915. Died of wounds at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, 18.11.1917, aged 32 years. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 27, Row AA, Grave 6a. (Brother of Private NORMAN DRANSFIELD, killed in action, 18.4.1915, q.v.). ROH:- ‘Rising Sun’ Public House, Crosland Hill; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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DRANSFIELD, ERNEST. Private. No 30710. Ist Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Thurlestone, Yorkshire. Son of John and Sarah Dransfield of The Green, Shepley. Employed by Messrs Firth Brothers, Shepley New Mills. Single. Killed in action, 10.6.1918, aged 35 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

DRANSFIELD, FRED. Ordinary Seaman. No J/61410. Royal Navy. HMS Partridge. Only son of Mr and Mrs James Dransfield, 47 Southern Road, Milnsbridge. Employed by Mr Sam Hirst, cloth finisher, of Milnsbridge. Attended Milnsbridge Baptist Sunday School. Taught to swim by his father who was the instructor at New Street Council School. Enlisted in the Navy, 6.11.1916, and went on board HMS Partridge after six week’s training. Lost at sea when the destroyer was sunk in a convoy disaster in the North Sea, 12.12.1917, aged 19 years. Originally buried in GULEN CHURCHYARD, NORWAY but in 1961 was reinterred in FREDRIKSTAD MILITARY CEMETERY, NORWAY (80 Kilometres south of Oslo). Grave Location:- 3, A, Col. 1-16. (Three other men from Huddersfield were aboard HMS Partridge and were drowned when the ship was sunk, they were Able Seaman DONALD HAIGH, WALKER BAMFORTH and Ordinary Seaman SHEARD WINDLE, q.v).

DRANSFIELD, GEORGE EDWARD, DCM MM. Sergeant. No 202990. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Sydney and Mary Jane Dransfield, 19 Whitestone Lane, Hillhouse, Huddersfield. Employed as a finisher by Messrs James Haigh Limited, Colne Road. Was a keen cricketer and footballer and played in the Buxton Road Sunday School team. Killed in action, 12.10.1918, aged 22 years. Awarded the DCM. posthumously in June, 1919, for the following act, ‘During the operations on the 18th September 1918, in the attack on Cavalry Trench he went ahead of his Company into our own barrage in order to locate two enemy machine guns which were causing a lot of trouble to his Company. He located and silenced them by killing the two gunners working them and had held up the remainder of the crew who had come up out of a dugout until the remainder of his Company arrived. After his objective was gained he went forward under very heavy

machine gun fire and ascertained the dispositions of the enemy bringing back most important information. His courage and daring behaviour greatly inspired the men of his Company.’ Buried MONTAY-NEUVILLY ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E. Grave 20. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

DRANSFIELD, NORMAN. Private. No 10682. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Crosland Hill. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Dransfield, 8 Quarry Road, Crosland Hill. Educated Milnsbridge National School. Employed as a spinner. Husband of Harriet Dransfield, 54 Handel Street, Golcar. Enlisted 20.8.1913. Killed in action at Hill 60, 18.4.1915, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private ERNEST DRANSFIELD, who died of wounds 18.11.1917 q.v.). ROH:- ‘Rising Sun’ Public House, Crosland Hill; St. John’s Church, Golcar.

DRINKWATER, ISAAC WALTER. Private. No 6711. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Drinkwater of Wingate Avenue, Cowlersley Lane, Milnsbridge. Employed as a plumber by Messrs T. Allinson Limited, of Milnsbridge. Lived in Morecambe for five years and was a choirboy at Morecambe Parish Church. Returned to Milnsbridge in 1911. Enlisted 27.1.1916. Embarked for France 23.8.1916. Died from gunshot wounds to the head at No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 24.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 9. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DRIVER, FRED. Private. No S/40348. 1st Battalion Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders. Born Kilner Bank, Moldgreen, 3.10.1892. Son of Mr George Harry Driver, 35 High Royd, Moldgreen. Employed as a bookbinder by Messrs Preston Brothers and Company, Fox Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted January 1916. Embarked for France July 1916. Killed in action, 1.12.1916, aged 24 years. Buried OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 14, Row Q, Grave 9. ROH:- Moldgreen; Christ Church, Moldgreen.

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DRURY, JOHN. Air Mechanic 1st Class. No 21960. No 6 Stores Depot, Royal Air Force. Formerly Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Stocks Buildings, Northgate, Huddersfield, 26.6.1892. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as a brass turner. Husband of Laura Drury, 84 Luck Lane, Marsh, Huddersfield. Enlisted 20.6.1912 in the local Territorial battalion. Died at Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, 28.10.1918. Buried ALDERSHOT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- R, 352.

DUCE, ERNEST. Private. No 20410. 1st West Riding Divisonal Cyclist Company, Army Cyclist Corps. Formerly No 133 West Riding Divisional Cyclist Corps. Born Stoney Lane, Taylor Hill, Huddersfield, 22.8.1895. Son of the late Herbert and Mrs Duce. Educated at Lockwood Church of England School. Employed by Messrs B. Vickerman and Sons Limited of Taylor Hill as an apprentice loom tuner. Single. Enlisted 6.11.1915. Killed in action at the Canal du Nord near Cambrai, 4.9.1918, aged 23 years. Buried ONTARIO CEMETERY, SAINS-LES- MARQUION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 14. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Taylor Hill Primitive Methodist Church.

DUFFY, CLIFFORD. Private. No 21147. 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Moss Street, Newsome Road, Huddersfield, 12.8.1893. Son of Alice Duffy, 44 Thomas Street, Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield. Educated at Rashcliffe Church School. Employed as a goods porter by the London and North Western Railway at Huddersfield railway station. Single. Enlisted 22.5.1915. Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme, 8.9.1916, aged 23 years. Buried BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 6. ROH:- London and North Western Railway Roll.

DUNKERLEY, JOHN RICHARD. Private. No 200743. Sth Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Swan Lane, Lockwood, 28.8.1888. Educated Lockwood Church School. Employed as a road sweeper. Husband of Mabel Dunkerley, 268 Whitehead Road, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Enlisted 28.7.1916. Taken prisoner, 26.3.1918, and returned to England on 25.11.1918. Died of pneumonia in St. George’s Hospital, London, 2.12.1918, aged 30. Buried

LOCKWOOD CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- A, 207. ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church.

DUNN, JOHN. Private. No 15545. 10th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Lived Jackson Bridge, Holmfirth. Served with the Briitsh Expeditionary Force. Was at the Retreat from Mons and the Battle of Loos. Discharged in February, 1916, with gas poisoning, from which he died at home, 1.10.1916, aged 40 years. Buried CHRIST CHURCH CHURCHYARD EXTENSION, NEW MILL. Grave location:- G, 387.

DUNSTAN, ALBERT. Lance Corporal. No 22676. 20th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Born Rotherham. Lived Meltham. Killed in action, 20.10.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Christ Church, Helme.

DURHAM, JOHN ALFRED. Private. No 40811. 23rd Battalion (Tyneside Scottish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Cliffe, near Selby, 11.8.1891. Son of Frank and Sarah Durham, 62 Meltham Road, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Board School, Lockwood. Employed by Mr W .H. Charlesworth, greengrocer and fruiterer, of Lockwood. Single. Enlisted 29.4.1916. Killed in action at Arras, 26.2.1917, aged 25 years. Buried FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 31. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

DURKIN, JOHN. Corporal. No 240216. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 56 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Nephew of Miss Margaret Connolly, 11 Hawk Street, Huddersfield. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as a weaver at Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted in the local Territorial battalion before the outbreak of war, on 13.6.1912. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, and afterwards presumed killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield.

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DURRANS, FRED. Lance Sergeant. No 2845. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Hartshead 29.11.1883. Son of Arthur and Elizabeth Durrans, 16 Wellington Street, Oakes, Huddersfield. Educated at Oakes Board School. Employed as a card maker by Messrs Joseph Sykes Brothers, Acre Mills, Lindley. Married. Enlisted 4.9.1914. Wounded in the thigh on 3.9.1916. Died of wounds, 14.9.1916, at No 14 General Hospital, Wimereux. Buried WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row Q, Grave 9a. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall; memorial in Lindley Churchyard.

DURRANS, GEORGE. Private. No 29/287. 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Cleckheaton. Son of William and Alice Durrans, 7 King Street, Lindley. Before the outbreak of war worked as a compositor at the ‘Worker’ office, Market Street, Huddersfield. Attended the Lindley Church Young Men’s Bible Class. Single. Enlisted April, 1916. Killed in action, 9.11.1916, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

DURRANT, GEORGE FREDRICK. Corporal. No 8728. 2nd Battalion Manchester Regiment. Born Guildford, Surrey. Son of John and Elizabeth Durrant of Magnolia Villa, Manor Road, Guildford. Husband of Olive Annie Durrant. Employed by the Huddersfield Board of Guardians as a bookkeeper at Deanhouse Institution; (His wife was also on the staff at Deanhouse). As a reservist he was called to the colours on 4.8.1914. Reported missing at the Battle of Mons, 26.8.1914, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated LA FERTE-SOUS- JOUARRE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Netherthong War Memorial.

DYCHE, WILFRED HAROLD. Private. No 24119. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs A. G. Dyche, “The Butcher’s Arms’, Netherton. Attended Netherton Wesleyan Sunday School. Employed by Messrs J. Thomas and Sons of Longwood. Enlisted April 1915. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 20.11.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DYER, FRANK MORGAN. Corporal. No 5/2602. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Abergavenny, Monmouth. Lived Huddersfield. Employed as a locomotive cleaner by the London and North Western Railway Company at Huddersfield Station. Killed in action, 23.8.1915. Buried ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY. Grave location: Plot 2, Row A, Grave 14. ROH:- London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

DYSON, ARNOLD. Private. No 41985. 6th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Born 554 South View, New Hey Road, Mount, Outlane. Son of Fred and Ada Dyson. Educated Crosland Moor Council School. Employed as a piecer by Messrs Liddle and Brearley, Stanley Mills, Marsh. Single. Enlisted 17.5.1916. Killed in action, 6.11.1918, aged 20 years. Buried ROISIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 13. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

DYSON, ARNOLD GARSIDE. Private. No 2844. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lindley 5.3.1895. Son of Mr and Mrs Joe Dyson, 11 Norman Terrace, Lidget Street, Lindley, Huddersfield. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a wire drawer by Messrs Joseph Sykes, Acre Mills, Lindley. Single. Enlisted 3.9.1914. Wounded near Ypres, 8.11.1915. Died of his wounds at No 17 Casualty Clearing Station, 10.11.1915, aged 20 years. Buried LIISSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row B, Grave 7a. His parents received the following letter from Nurse N. Wharton, Sister in charge at the C.C.S., which reads as follows, ‘It ts with much regret and the deepest sympathy that I send you very sad news. Your son passed quietly away yesterday afternoon. He never rallied after admission but got gradually worse. He was too ill to speak or send any message. He will be laid to rest in our soldiers’ cemetery and a cross bearing his name, number and regiment will mark his grave. He will have a military funeral and every respect will be shown him. He bore his sufferings very patiently and never made a murmur.’ The Rev. J. Henry Martin, Wesleyan Chaplain attached to the 44th Field Ambulance also wrote, ‘You will be sorry to hear of the death of your brave laddie, Private A. G. Dyson. I was sent for yesterday but it was too late. He was badly wounded tn the chest and there was very little

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hope from the first. He very bravely bore his pain. I was in the Field Ambulance on duty when he died at the Casualty Clearing Station some miles away. He had no pain I gather and my friend, the Rev. J]. H. Preston was with him when he died. I buried him yesterday in a beautiful place beside a wayside road with a hedge around.’ ROH:-. St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Lindley Zion Wesleyan Methodist Chapel; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DYSON, ARTHUR, MM. Lance Corporal. No 22793. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of William and Emma Elizabeth Dyson, of Hey Lane Farm, Scammonden. Embarked for France at Christmas, 1916. Was awarded the Military Medal for ‘taking command of his platoon and reorganising tt during heavy shellfire.’ He was reported missing, presumed killed, 17.10.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

DYSON, ARTHUR. Private. No 24467. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born

Hope Street, Deadwaters, Huddersfield, 7.2.1897.

Son of John William and Eliza Dyson, 94 East View, Springdale Street, Huddersfield. Educated Rashcliffe Church of England School. Employed by Messrs George Mallinson and Sons Limited, Spring Grove Mills, Linthwaite. Attended Buxton Road Wesleyan Sunday School all his life. Was also a member of the Buxton Road Wesleyan Cricket Club. Single. Enlisted 29.3.1916. Killed in action near Ypres, 10.10.1917, aged 20 years. Buried POELCAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 42, Row C, Grave 13. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

DYSON, CHARLES. Captain. 8th Battalion (Leeds Rifles) West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Hiram and Ruth Dyson, of Salendine Nook, Huddersfield. Husband of Gwendoline Dyson of Park Ryding, Honley. Educated at Huddersfield College School and Charterhouse Public School. He then went to Hertford College, Oxford, which he left in 1899. He then joined the firm of Messrs Joseph Dyson and Sons, of Milnsbridge, and became a director. He had been a member of the Oxford University Volunteers and enlisted October, 1914, in the West Yorkshire Regiment. Embarked for France, 11.1.1917, and was killed by a high explosive shell whilst acting as second in command of his Battalion on Good Friday,

6.4.1917, aged 36 years, at Ecoust-St.-Mein. Buried H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-St.-MEIN. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row B, Grave 1. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

DYSON, EDWARD. Private. No 43509. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly No 242115 East Surrey Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Law and Hannah Dyson, ‘Shoulder of Mutton Inn’, Slaithwaite. Educated Longwood Grammar School. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Conservative Club and the Cricket Club. Employed in the office of Messrs Pearson Brothers, Commercial Mills, Slaithwaite. Enlisted February 1917. After serving in France for twelve months he came home on leave for seven weeks, before he was killed in action on 9.11.1918, aged 20. Buried BOUGNIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- North Corner. His parents received the following letter of sympathy from his Captain, ‘Your son had served with my Company for many months and I had grown to look upon him as one of my old hands. He met his death so gallantly too, advancing on a beaten enemy on November 9th and was killed by a shell. He was buried at Quievy le Petit about six miles south of Mons. Your son held a responsible position of No 1 of the Lewis gun section and he carried his gun to the last.’ ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

DYSON, EDWARD. Private. No 41567. 24th Battalion (Tyneside Irish) Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 10587 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Upperhead Row 29.4.1896. Son of Willie and Betsy Dyson, 37 St. Andrew’s Road, Turnbridge, Huddersfield. Educated Moldgreen Board School. Employed as a core-maker. Enlisted 19.6.1913. Embarked for France in September, 1914. Had been invalided home on two occasions suffering from trench fever. Killed in action near Arras, 28.4.1917, aged 21 years. Buried SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, FAMPOUX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 4

DYSON, EDWIN. Private. No 7818. 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born Elgin, Scotland. Lived Huddersfield. Killed in action, 14.9.1914. Has no known grave. Commemorated LA FERTE-SOUS-JOUARRE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

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DYSON, E. Private. No 142003. 8th Company Royal Army Medical Corps. Died at home, 16.3.1919. Buried HOLY TRINITY BURIAL GROUND, HOLMEFIRTH. Grave location:- South, 5, 100.

DYSON, FRANK. Private. No 351039. 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Meltham. Son of Tom and Dinah Dyson of Bank View, Blackmoorfoot, Linthwaite. Killed in action, 26.3.1918, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

DYSON, FRANK CROSSLEY. Private. No 240948. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Pogwell Farm, Dalton Green, Huddersfield, 27.2.1896. Son of Tom Edward and Martha Dyson, 3 Dalton Green Lane, Huddersfield. Educated Kirkheaton Church of England School. Employed by Mr Sam Leeson of Moldgreen as a butcher. Killed in action near Havrincourt, 12.9.1918, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private JOHN ROLAND DYSON, died of wounds, 11.8.1917, q.v). ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

DYSON, FRANKLIN. Private. No 203734. 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Lindley, Huddersfield. Son of Fred and Clara Dyson, of 37 Birchencliffe Hill, Lindley; husband of Ethel Dyson, 41 Birchencliffe Hill, Lindley. Employed as a warper by Messrs Martin, Sons and Company Limite, of Lindley. Killed in action, 9.10.1917, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Memorial in Salendine Nook Churchyard; War Memorial outside St. Philips’ Church, Birchencliffe.

DYSON, GEORGE. Private. No 37593. 10th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 4788 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bradley, Huddersfield. Son of Henry and Mary Dyson, 13 Wood Top, Marsden. Before moving to Marsden, in 1914, he attended the Upper Heaton Wesleyan Chapel at Kirkheaton. Employed in the tentering

department at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Enlisted February 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 25.9.1916. The parents received official intimation that he had been killed on that date one year later. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

DYSON, GEORGE DONALD. Private. No 18054. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lindley, Huddersfield. Son of Mr Charles Dyson, greengrocer, and Mrs Dyson of Acre Street, Lindley. Employed as a compositor at the ‘Advertiser’ Press. Was a member of the Lindley Church Young Men’s Class. Killed in action, 11.7.1917, aged 23 years. Buried BROWN’S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 19. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

DYSON, GEORGE EARNSHAW. Driver. No 199445 87th Field Company Royal Engineers. Born Lindley 3.12.1884. Son of Ginnethan and Mary Jane Dyson, 12 Meg Lane, Longwood. Educated Oakes Board School, Lindley. Formerly employed as a pattern weaver by Messrs Learoyd Brothers, Trafalgar Mills, Huddersfield. At the time of enlistment, was working at British Dyes Limited. Married, with four children, and living at 60 Croft End Hill, Longwood. Was a founder member of the Milnsbridge Socalist Brass Band. Enlisted 22.9.1916. Embarked for France in March, 1917. Died of wounds, 4.4.1917, aged 32 years. Buried St. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 1. His widow, Gladys Earnshaw, received the following letter from a Major of her husband’s Regiment, ‘I very much regret to have to inform you that your husband Driver G. E. Dyson died of wounds on the 4th April. He was hit by a piece of shell as he was riding the leading pair of horses of a four horse team drawing a store wagon on the night of the 31st inst. All the horses were wounded, also the driver and the N.C.O in charge as a shell burst right on the road. He was taken to the nearest dressing station where he received every attention. He was buried two days later.’

DYSON, GEORGE HENRY. Private. No 2003. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of George and Eliza Dyson, 11 Booth Banks, Slaithwaite. Employed

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by Mr Joseph Thomas, woollen manufacturer. Single. Enlisted 31.8.1914 and embarked for France in April, 1915. On the night of the 24.6.1915, he was out with a working party, constructing trenches, when he was shot in the head and never regained consciousness. He was 28 years old. Buried RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 9. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DYSON, GEORGE HENRY. Private. No 300109. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of Mr and Mrs D. Dyson, 3 Lees Mill, Golcar. Employed in the warehouse at the Globe Worsted Company Limited, Slaithwaite. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action, 12.9.1918, aged 24 years. Buried HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 29. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

DYSON, HAROLD. Private. No 24447. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Mrs Fred Dyson, 79 Scarborough Terrace, Townend, Golcar. Attended Golcar Providence United Methodist Church and Sunday School and was a member of the Reading Room. Employed by Mr John Ed Crowther at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Embarked for France 17.10.1916. Invalided home during December, 1916, suffering from trench feet and returned to France on 2.6.1917. Killed in action, 8.10.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His mother received the following letter from a chum of her son, in the same Company, who wrote, ‘I am sure no one feels the loss of him more than we do as he was our best chum, both in England and out here and he was next to me when he was killed during a bombardment of our trenches. He suffered no pain being killed instantly by a shell and we buried him as well as the circumstances permitted.’ ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

DYSON, HAROLD FREEMAN. Company Sergeant Major. No 240039. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Little Carr Green, Dalton, 10.6.1892. Son of John Freeman and Emily Dyson, 10 Manor Street, Kings Mill Lane, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield

College and Technical College. Attended St. Matthew’s Church, Primrose Hill. Employed as a cloth designer by Messrs Kaye and Stewart Limited of Lockwood. Single. Enlisted as a Private in the local Territorials, 14.6.1909. Killed in action, 3.9.1916, aged 24 years. Buried MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 19. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial.

DYSON, HERBERT. Private. No 241800. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of John and Martha Ann Dyson, The Grove, Marsden. Attended Marsden Adult School. Employed by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company as a pattern weaver. He was taken prisoner at Bullecourt on 3.5.1917 but not wounded. After some weeks he wrote home from Dulmen Camp, Germany. His parents received several letters or cards from him. He died of pneumonia on 17.6.1917, at the Prisoner’s Internment Camp at Munster, Westphalia, Germany, aged 23. His parents received the following letter from Mr Oswald Frost, Durham Light Infantry, Acting Pastor, Gefangenen Lager, Hans Spital, bearing the date 21.6.1917. He says, ‘Your son Herbert was transferred to this camp from Dulmen. After a few days here he fell ill on the night of the 7.6.1917. On the 9th he was taken into the Lazarette suffering from pneumonia. He struggled bravely until the afternoon of Sunday 17.6.1917 when he died at 3.30pm. We did everything that we possibly could for him but without avail. He was buried yesterday, June 30th.’ Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 18, Row A, Grave 19. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

DYSON, HILTON. Private. No 42643. 8th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 29/148 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Slaithwaite. Only son of Mr J. Dyson, 31 Bridge Street, Slaithwaite. Employed in the grocery department at the Junction House Cooperative Society. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Conservative Club. Enlisted June 1916. Embarked for France 8.1.1917. Killed in action, 19.10.1917, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

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DYSON, HINCHLIFFE. Private. No 54345. 9th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly No 50695 North Staffordshire Regiment. Was born in Slaithwaite in 1897. Son of David and Alice Dyson, Broadfields, Lingards, Slaithwaite. His father was a farmer and cattle dealer. Killed in action, 21.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

DYSON, HUBERT. Private. No 29/438. 1/7th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield. Killed in action, 19.4.1918. Buried FONCQUEVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 2. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

DYSON, JOE. Private. No 24520. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Married. Lived 9 Batley Street, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Employed as a butcher by the Huddersfield Industrial Society Limited. Was a member of the Deighton Peace Lodge. Killed in action, 23.5.1917, aged 21 years. Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS (TRANSPORT FARM) BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row EK Grave 9. ROH:- Moldgreen War Memorial; Christ Church, Moldgreen.

DYSON, JOHN ROLAND. Private. No 267722. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Pogwell Farm, Dalton Green, Huddersfield, 20.1.1893. Son of Tom Edward and Sarah Dyson. Educated Kirkheaton National School. Worked as a farm labourer on his father’s farm. Enlisted August 1916. Invalided home on one occasion with trench feet. Wounded at Langemarck, 9.8.1917. Had his wounds dressed at the dressing station but died before arriving at the Casualty Clearing Station. Died of wounds, 11.8.1917. Buried NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 13, Row F, Grave 7. (Brother of Private FRANK CROSSLEY DYSON, killed in action, 12.9.1918, q.v). ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

DYSON, JOHN WOODHOUSE. Private. No 23774. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Leymoor, Golcar, 1.1.1880. Brother of Mrs Amy Hirst, 18 Ballroyd,

Longwood. Educated Goitfield Board School, Longwood. Employed as a yardman for Messrs William Shaw, coal merchants. Was a member of the Milnsbridge County Working Men’s Club and Institute. Single. Enlisted 26.5.1916. Embarked for France 13.9.1916. Died of acute bronchitis, 17.2.1917, aged 37 years. Buried BRAY MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 20. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Salendine Nook Baptist Churchyard D370.

DYSON, JOSEPH. Private. No 32261. Ist Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Paddock 5.7.1893. Son of Tom and Naomi Dyson, 144 Albion Terrace, Manchester Road, Longroyd Bridge. Educated Paddock Church of England School. Employed as a woollen fettler by Mr B. Armistead, spinner, Longroyd Bridge. Single. Enlisted 20.6.1916. Killed in action near Poperinghe, 27.9.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

DYSON, NORMAN. Corporal. No 780088. ‘B’ Battery, 246th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Lindley 16.4.1892. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a tram conductor by the Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Department. Lived 8 Back Victoria Street, Lindley. Single when he enlisted on 20.5.1912. Wounded by shrapnel on Passchendaele Ridge in 1917. Returned to duty. Whilst on leave from France was married on 4.12.1918. Died of pneumonia and septic poisoning, caused by gas and shrapnel, at Royds Hall Military Hospital Huddersfield on 9.12.1918. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY HUDDERSFIELD. ROH:- Commemorated on screen wall, St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

DYSON, PERCY. Private. No 32146. 9th Battalion Border Regiment. Formerly No 828 29th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Lindley, Huddersfield. Son of the late William and Henry Dyson of Lindley. Lived with his brother at Stonefield Terrace, Milnsbridge. Employed by the Ramsden Mill Company, Linthwaite. Died of malaria in Salonica, 31.10.1917, aged 39 years. Buried KIRECHKOI-HORTAKOI MILITTARY CEMETERY, GREECE. Grave location:- No 28. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.

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DYSON, SAMUEL. Private. No 33819. 2nd Garrison Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 34463 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs David Dyson, Thorpe Cottages, Marsden. Married, with one child. Lived Bowsers, Pule Side, Marsden. Employed as a weaver at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Before enlistment he had worked for Messrs J. and J. Bottomley, painters and plasterers, of Marsden. Enlisted August 1916. Had been in training in various camps in England. Died in Hull Miltary Hospital, 17.4.1917, aged 29 years. Buried with full military honours St. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCHYARD, MARSDEN. Grave location:- Southm 24, 12. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

DYSON, SYKES. Private. No 42376. 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Slaithwaite. Employed by Messrs Edwin Shaw and Son, Clough House Mills, as a scourer. Attended the Shred Mission Church. Married. Enlisted 1915. Trained at Hornsea and embarked for France in October, 1915. Killed in action on Easter Monday, 9.4.1917. Buried ROCLINCOURT VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 15. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

DYSON, THOMAS HOLMES. Private. No G/14739. 6th Battalion East Kent Regiment (The Buffs). Born 56 Commercial Street, Huddersfield. Son of the late Cook- Sergeant George Dyson and Mrs Dyson. Educated St. Paul’s Church of England School. Employed as a motor driver. Single. Enlisted September 1916. Was killed 29.9.1918, aged 20. He was attempting to clear a grenade in order to save his comrades in the trench with him when the grenade exploded. Buried UNICORN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 14. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.

DYSON, TOM. Private. No 241896. 2/S5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Fred and Clara Jane Dyson, 22 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Educated Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Employed by Messrs B. and J. Whitwam and Sons Limited of Golcar. Attended Milnsbridge Wesleyan Sunday School. Embarked for France January, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at

the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Mission, Milnsbridge; St. John’s Church, Golcar; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

DYSON, WALTER. Private. No 45155. 2nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 31688 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Killed in action, 21.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

DYSON, WILLIAM HENRY. Private. No 201735. 2/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Dyson, 33 Stanhope Street, Scissett. Died of wounds, 3.5.1917, aged 26 years. Buried ACHIET- LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 13.

DYSON, WILLIE. Private. No 132709. 42nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Born Marsden. Son of the late Jonathan Dyson, Rock House, Brougham Road, Marsden. Employed as a scribbling engineeer by Messrs Robinson Brothers of Marsden. Left Marsden for Canada in 1910. Killed in action, 28.8.1918. Buried VIS-en-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row A, Grave 12. The news of his death was conveyed in a letter to Miss Annie Mellor from his chum, Private A Jackman who wrote, ‘Willie was killed in an attack on the lines. He received the full burst of bullets from a German machine gun that was only ten feet away as he was passing from one shell hole to another. Death was instantenous.’

EAGLAND, HARRY. Private. No 45333. 13th (1st Barnsley) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of David and Emma Eagland, Byrne Place, Slaithwaite. Employed by Messrs Pogson and Company, Bridge Street Mills, Slaithwaite. Was a member of the Old Slaithwaite Church gymnasium. Died of wounds, 12.4.1918, aged 33 years. Buried LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 20. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

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EAGLETON, FREDERICK W. Petty Officer Stoker. No 285839. Royal Navy. HMS Undaunted. Married, with two sons. Lived 6 Allen Row, Paddock. Prior to enlistment in the Royal Navy, he was employed in the Tramways Department of Huddersfield Corporation. Returned to his ship the week prior to his death and died of heart failure on board ship, 1.2.1918. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 2, 92G. ROH:- St. Mark’s Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

EARNSHAW, ALBERT. Sergeant. No 60746. The King’s Liverpool Regiment, transferred to 171047 308th Company, Labour Corps. Born Bradley. Had been employed as Head Boots at the Cherry Tree Hotel, Huddersfield, prior to enlistment. Lived Batley. Died from influenza at Bramshott Hospital, Aldershot, 19.10.1918. The week previous to his death he had visited his brother, who was in hospital at Nottingham suffering from wounds. Buried with full military honours St. THOMAS’S CHURCHYARD, BRADLEY. Grave location:- in the South part. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley.

EARNSHAW, ALBERT. Private. No 240462. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkheaton. Son of Mr and Mrs E. Earnshaw, of Shawcross. Employed by Messrs Broadhead and Graves, of Kirkheaton. Killed in action, 3.9.1916. Buried MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row F, Grave 11. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

EARNSHAW, ALBERT. Gunner. No L/29256. ‘A’ Battery, 93rd Brigade (Holme Valley Battery) Royal Field Artillery. Son of Mr and Mrs Ben Earnshaw of Hogley Green. Prior to enlistment, was a weaver at Digley Mills. Was a member of the Holmbridge Northern Union football team. Killed in action on Easter Monday, 9.4.1917, aged 21 years. Buried LA , TARGETTE BRITISH CEMETERY (AUX RIETZ). Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 22. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

EARNSHAW, BOWER. Private. No 45835. 1/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Meltham. Enlisted Halifax. Died 24.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES

MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

EARNSHAW, FRED. Private. No 27793. 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 41425 Durham Light Infantry. Born Holmfirth. Son of John and Sarah Earnshaw of Magnum, Hade Edge, Holmfirth. Attended Magnum Mission Church, where he was a member of the choir. Worked in the quarries of Mr J. Hinchliffe of Dunford Bridge. Enlisted September 1916. Embarked for France February, 1917. Died from gunshot wounds to the abdomen at No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 6.7.1917, aged 37 years. Buried DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row O, Grave 9. The Matron of the Casualty Clearing Station wrote to his parents, telling them that from the first the staff feared that his condition was hopeless,. ‘He did not suffer much after he came here but he was hardly conscious of what was going on around him. He was too ill to speak much.’ ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

EARNSHAW, FRED, MM. Lance Corporal. No 43452. 1/5th Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. Born Meltham. Son of Arthur and Charlotte Earnshaw of Wentworth Farm, Meltham. Prior to enlistment was employed as a joiner. Awarded the Military Medal posthumously. Killed in action, 1.10.1918, aged 20 years. Buried CANTAING BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 4.

EARNSHAW, GEORGE. Private. No 241557. 5/6th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Born South Crosland. Third son of Mr Sam Earnshaw of Magdale, Honley. Employed by Messrs Eastwood Brothers, of Thirstin Mills. Enlisted September 1916. Killed in action, 14.4.1917, aged 19 years. His father received a letter from a pal of his son, Sergeant Norman Long, also from Huddersfield, saying that the two of them had been together all through the day’s fighting and were digging for shelter in the evening when Private Earnshaw was shot through the neck by a sniper. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

EARNSHAW, HAROLD. Private. No 241542. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived with his sister, Miss Amelia Earnshaw, at 44 Upper Brow Road,

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Paddock. Attended All Saints Church, Paddock. Employed as a teaser by Messrs C. and J. Hirst Limited, Longwood. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, and afterwards presumed to have died on that date, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

EARNSHAW, HERBERT ADAM. Rifleman. No A/7919. 8th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born 28 Leeds Road, Huddersfield, 4.1.1893. Son of Lewis and Edith Earnshaw, Primrose Lane, Far Dene, Kirkburton. Educated at St. Andrew’s School, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Was a teacher at Kirkburton National School. Single. Enlisted 30.11.1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, 4.4.1918, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

EARNSHAW, HILTON, DCM. Sergeant. No 3/11416. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of Vandeleur and Sarah Hannah Earnshaw, of Lower Mill, Meltham. Was an employee of Messrs Quarmby and Sykes Limited of Meltham Mills. Was a member of the Meltham Mills Church choir. Enlisted September, 1914, and after ten months training went over to France in June, 1915. Awarded the DCM in April, 1916, for leading a party of the 1st Battalion Gordon Highlanders, whose Officers had been wounded, up to a German trench which was captured and taking 20 prisoners. (Was the first Meltham man to be awarded the DCM). He was an instructor in a bombing school and on 31.8.1916 met his death through the explosion of a defective bomb. Buried St. AMAND BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 7. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

EARNSHAW, IRVIN. Private. No 28609. 13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs G. H. Earnshaw of Paris Road, Scholes, Thongsbridge. Educated Lane Bottom Board School, Wooldale and attended the Primitive Methodist Sunday School at Scholes. Prior to enlistment was employed at Messrs Farrar’s dyeworks at Thirstin, Honley.

Enlisted May 1916. Had been out in France about ten months when he was killed in action, 2.6.1917, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His parents received the following letter from an Officer of their son’s Regiment, ‘He was in the Lewis gun team and was in the trench near the gun during a bombardment of our lines when he was struck by a piece of shell which burst over the trench and he died instantly. I know how much it must harm you to read this letter but I thought that you would prefer to know what I can tell you rather than be left in uncertainty. Earnshaw was a good soldier and most reliable and both myself and my comrades feel for you the very deepest sympathy. I hate to lose any of these lads for their pluck and cheerfulness in all dangers and discomforts ts splendid beyond all words. Much as I feel the loss though, I know how much more it must be to you his parents and I can only pray that God in his mercy will comfort you for a life given in this service is a life used in the service of God and taken by him for his own purpose.’ ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial.

EARNSHAW, JOHN ARTHUR. Lance Corporal. No 305635. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield, 8.4.1896. Son of Benjamin and Mary E. Earnshaw, 3 Crosland Street, Crosland Moor. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Attended Bentley Street (Lockwood United Methodist Church). Employed as a printer’s apprentice by Messrs Wheatley, Dyson and Sons, of New Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 11.9.1914. Killed in action, 29.3.1918, aged 23 years. Buried St. AMAND BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 4. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

EARNSHAW, JOHN THOMAS. Private. The Welsh Regiment. Born Paddock 4.4.1876. Husband of Mrs M. E. Earnshaw, 83 May Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Educated Paddock Council School. Employed as a cloth finisher. Enlisted 4.6.1915. Died at home, 83 May Street, Crosland Moor, on 3.1.1917 after being discharged through illness. Buried LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

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EARNSHAW, LEWIS. Lance Corporal. No 11972. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 19a Oak Road, Bradley, 22.12.1888. Son of Mrs Earnshaw, 19a Oak Road, Bradley. Educated Bradley Church of England School. Employed as a locomotive cleaner by the London and North Western Railway Company at the Hillhouse Railway Sheds. Single. Enlisted 31.8.1914. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916, aged 23 years. Buried DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row L, Grave 7. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

EARNSHAW, LEWIS. Private. No 38540. 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Formerly No 273141 Army Service Corps (Motor Transport). Born Hanley, Staffordshire. Lived Golcar Brow, Meltham. Son of Mrs Hannah Steet of Little Dene, Meltham. Attended Christ Church, Helme. Employed as a millwright at Messrs Eastwood Brothers Limited, of Honley. Killed in action, 7.8.1917, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Christ Church, Helme.

EARNSHAW, NORMAN. Ordinary Seaman. No J/82270. (Dev). Royal Navy. HM Drifter Vanguard. Born Honley. Son of the late Sam Earnshaw of Magdale, Honley. Lived with his brother, Harry Earnshaw, at Lockwood Scar, Huddersfield. Enlisted in the Royal Navy in November, 1917. Drowned at sea, 10.9.1918, aged 18 years. Buried St. FINIAN’S CEMETERY, CASTLETOWN BEREHAVEN, COUNTY CORK, EIRE. Grave location; - in North-East part. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

EARNSHAW, SAMUEL. Corporal. No 25473. ‘C Battery (Holme Valley), 168th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs Herbert Earnshaw, 70 Dunford Road, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth National School and a member of Mr Fletcher’s bible class. Employed as a percher by Messrs T. and J. Tinker of Bottoms Mill. Enlisted 11.4.1915. Killed in action, 11.11.1917, aged 21 years. Buried MINTY FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 3. His parents received the following letter from a comrade of their son, who

wrote, ‘T hardly know how to start thts letter, but I feel that I must write and express to you the regrets and sympathy not only of myself but of the whole Battery in your sad bereavement. I know quite well how you will miss Sammy for I know how we miss him out here. In fact it is very difficult to realise that we shall not see him again. I thought I should like to write to you tonight not only to express my sympathy but also to tell you as much as possible how Sammy met his death. Unfortunately no one can tell you how or where he was killed as he was alone at the time but as I was one of the search party who found him perhaps I can tell you as much as anyone can. The last time I saw Sammy was on the afternoon of the 11th November when he was leaving the Battery for Signal Headquarters. As usual he stopped and had a few cheery words with me and then went on his way. From what I can gather he left the Signal Headquarters some hours later and returned to the Battery which however he never reached.’ His comrade goes on to relate how the lad’s non appearance before midnight caused uneasiness and it was decided to organise a search party as soon as daylight came, “This we did,’ he writes further, ‘and we found him about a mile away from the Battery. Evidently he had decided to overhaul one of the telephone wires on his way back to the Battery for we found him laid beside the wire which was some distance from his usual way back. You will be glad to know as we were that he must have died instantenously as he was wounded through the head and heart. Poor lad - he died as he would have wished to have died, doing his duty and working to the last. He will be missed by all of us for I can safely say that there isn’t a man in the Battery whom he had not helped sometime or other even it has only been by his cheery smile.’ ROH:- Underbank War Memorial.

EARNSHAW, WILLIE. Private. No 240891. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs John Willie Earnshaw, Cinderhills, Holmfirth. Educated at Mr J. D. Brown’s school and was connected with the Parish Church Sunday School. Employed as a weaver by Messrs H. and S. Butterworth, Lower Mills, Holmfirth. He was a keen football player and he played for both the Holmbridge and Underbank teams. Enlisted January 1915. Embarked for France the following January. Killed in action, 27.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL

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TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

EASTWOOD, ALBERT EDWARD. Private. No 41940. 2/9th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly No 31745 North Staffordshire Regiment. Son of Wellington and Emma Eastwood, 137 Northgate, Almondbury. Employed by Messrs Lockwood and Keighley, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Was a well known campanologist and a member of the Huddersfield Parish Church Society of Service Ringers. Reported missing, presumed killed, 21.3.1918, aged 39 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

EASTWOOD, ALBION. Rifleman. No S/28217. 10th Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Formerly No R/19534 King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Son of Robert Cunnliffe and Maggie Eastwood, 135 Whitehead Road, Primrose Hill. Educated Stile Common Council School, Huddersfield. Employed by Mr Haigh, skep maker of Bankfield Road, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 22.1.1916. Was taken prisoner in 1917. Died of pleurisy following influenza, 18.10.1918, aged 23 years. Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row E, Grave 4. (Brother of Private HUBERT EASTWOOD, killed in action, 9.8.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

EASTWOOD, FRED. Private. No 2434. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of the late Mr and Mrs George Eastwood of Smith Ryding, Linthwaite. His parents died when he was quite young and he had lived with his cousin, Mrs Mary Hannah Gledhill, 9, Slantgate, Linthwaite, since he was seven years old. Educated at Linthwaite Church Day School. Employed as a twister-in by Messrs John Lockwood and Sons Limited, Scarbottom Mills, Golcar. Died from a compound fracture of the skull at No 1 Canadian General Hospital, Etaples, on Tuesday, 8.6.1915, aged 19 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave Sa. ROH:- Linthwaite; Huddersfield Drill Hall. (Brother of Private RICHARD EASTWOOD, who died of wounds, 21.9.1915, q.v.).

EASTWOOD, GEORGE HENRY. Corporal. No 2852. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 5.7.1890. Brother of Mr W. Eastwood, 29 Primrose Street, Huddersfield. Educated Stile Common Council School. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs Brook, Sugden and Company, wholesale clothiers, Paige Street, Huddersfield. Single. Living at 11 Jackroyd, Newsome, Huddersfield. Enlisted September 1914. On the night of September 17th/18th, Corporal Eastwood was in command of his platoon. A shell burst and severed one of his legs from his body and, nothwithstanding his agony, he called to his men to proceed. Before he could be properly attended to he passed away with a bright smile on his face. Died 17.9.1916, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery; Almondbury War Memorial.

EASTWOOD, HUBERT. Private. No 36280. 9th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Primrose Hill, Huddersfield 8.11.1892. Son of Robert Cunliffe and Maggie Eastwood, 135 Whitehead Road, Primrose Hill. Educated Stile Common Council School. Was in business with his father at Engine Bridge Works, Chapel Hill, as a doffin plate maker. Was a member of the Primrose Hill Cricket Club. Single. Enlisted 5.1.1917. Killed in action, 9.8.1918, aged 25 years. Buried MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 3. (Brother of Private ALBION EASTWOOD, who died as a Prisoner of War in Germany, 18.10.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

EASTWOOD, JOE. Rifleman. No R/20080. 12th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Standiforth, Dalton, 16.12.1886. Son of Mr and Mrs Arthur Haigh, 45 Victoria Street, Dalton. Educated Moldgreen Council School and Huddersfield Higher Grade School. Employed as a tailor’s cutter at Stewart’s tailors of Middlesbrough. Husband of Clara Eastwood, Rutland Mount, Dalton. Enlisted 1.3.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 2.4.1918, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery.

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EASTWOOD, RICHARD. Private. No 3/1985. 7th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Linthwaite. Eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs George Eastwood, of Smith Ryding, Linthwaite. Cousin of Mrs Mary Hannah Gledhill, 9 Slantgate, Linthwaite. Since the death of his parents he had lived for about seven years with Mr Joseph Williams, of 10 Slantgate, Linthwaite, with whom he was engaged ina general hawker’s business. Enlisted soon after the outbreak of the war. Came home on leave in June, 1915. Was severely wounded in the chest and abdomen on 20.9.1915. Died of his wounds at the 2nd London Casualty Clearing Station, 21.9.1915, aged 22 years. Buried MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row D, Grave 4. (His cousin, Mrs Gledhill, received the following letter from the Rey. FE. G. Goddard, Chaplain to the 2nd London C.C.S., dated 22.9.1915, ‘I am the Church of England Chaplain at the 2nd London C.C.S., 1st Army. I regret to have to write sad news about Private R. Eastwood, No 1985, 7th Battalion K.O.Y.L.I. He was brought in here yesterday severely wounded in the chest and died shortly after admission. Your name and address was found on him so perhaps you would kindly let his relatives know. Of course probably you are related yourself and must at least be a friend. Will you tell all concerned and assure them of our real and sincere sympathy. I cannot very well write more at present as you can realise. I officiated at his funeral this morning. I hope all of you will feel if he died away from his people yet he did so among those who did their best for him. May God comfort you and bless all those bereaved.’ (Brother of Private FRED EASTWOOD, who died of wounds, 8.6.1915, q.v.). ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

EASTWOOD, TOM. Private. No 3509. Ist Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Holmfirth. Enlisted Pontefract. Died of wounds, 14.6.1915. Buried HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 13. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

ECCLES, JAMES. Private. No 203657. Depot Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Darwen, Lancashire, 6.10.1896. Son of Richard and Anne Eccles, Molewarp Hall, Huddersfield. Educated at Honley National School. Employed as

a labourer. Enlisted May 1916. Died, 14.3.1918, whilst working on munitions at Huddersfield Central Ironworks. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 3, ‘C’, 137. ROH:- St. Hilda’s Church, Cowcliffe; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

ECCLESBY, JOE. Private. No 242449. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Well Head, Almondbury, 4.12.1886. Educated Almondbury Church of England School. Employed as a mechanic’s labourer. Married. At the time of enlistment, was living at 32 Back Ivy Street, Moldgreen. Enlisted 16.10.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 29.5.1918, aged 31. Has no known grave. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

EDINBURGH, FRED. Private. No G/1396S. 7th Battalion East Kent Regiment. Born Shepley 12.10.1888. Son of the late Alfred and Sarah Jane Edinburgh. Brother of Mrs Joe Wood, 30 Stoney Lane, Taylor Hill, Lockwood. Educated at Shepley School. Employed as a weaver by Messrs John Taylor, Colne Road Mills. Was a member of the Milton Church cricket club. Single. Enlisted November 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 12.10.1917, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

EDMONDSON, FRANK. No 5742. 20th (County of London) Battalion (Blackheath and Woolwich). Formerly No 78297 Royal Army Medical Corps. Son of Charlotte and the late John Edmondson, of Ashton-in-Makerfield, Wigan. Was assistant master at the Linthwaite Central Council School from 7.12.1912 until 19.3.1914. Lodged with Mr G. H.Rawcliffe of Fern Lea, Hoylehouse. Attended Linthwaite Wesleyan Church and Sunday School. Was a member of the choir, the Young Men’s Class, the Reading Room and the cricket and billiard teams. Died of wounds at No 42 Casualty Clearing Station, 28.7.1916, aged 26 years. Buried AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 51.

EDWARDS, WALTER. Private. No 14491. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 15 Stocks Buildings, Huddersfield in January,

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1874. Son of Harry Edwards, 16 Stocks Buildings, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Educated Thomas Street Board School. Employed as a brass moulder. Married. Enlisted September 1914. Killed in action at Delville Wood, 10.7.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

EGLINGTON, CLAUDE, MM. Corporal. No240981. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Newsome Cross, Huddersfield, 21.4.1897. Son of Alice Eglinton, 78 West End, Newsome. Educated Newsome Church of England Mixed School. Attended Newsome United Methodist Church. Employed as an iron turner and mechanic’s labourer by Messrs W. Whiteley and Sons Limited, of Lockwood. Single. Enlisted 6.1.1915. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 27.11.1917, aged 20. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Newsome United Methodist Church; St. John’s Church, Newsome; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ELLAM, LEWIS. Private. No 268692. 1/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 7 St. John’s Square, Newtown, Huddersfield, 12.10.1887. Educated Thomas Street Board School. Employed as a hoist man. At the time of enlistment, was living at 19 William Street, Huddersfield. Widower. Wounded, 2.5.1917, at Beaumont Hamel. Died of influenza whilst a Prisoner of War, 24.10.1918, aged 29. Buried ERQUELINNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Grave 103. ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Chapel; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

ELLINGWORTH, THOMAS. Private. No 36253. 13th (1st Barnsley) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. Enlisted Huddersfield. Son of the late Henry and Mary Ellingworth. Husband of Emily Etty Ellingworth, of Intake Head, Marsden. Killed in action, 13.4.1918, aged 38 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

ELLIOTT, ARTHUR. Private. No 42362. 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 29/704 Northumberland Fusiliers.

Born Halifax. Lived with his Aunt, Mrs Mary A Lockwood, at Middle Carr House, Deighton, Huddersfield. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a butcher. Killed in action at Nieuport, Belgium, 10.7.1917. Buried RAMSCAPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 13. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill.

ELLIOTT, JOHN FRANCIS. Stoker 1st Class. No 288465. Royal Navy. HMS Amethyst. Son of Mrs E. Strong (formerly Elliott) and John Frederick Elliott, of Barrowden, Rutland; husband of Annie Elliott, of Chapel Hill, Clayton West. Had been in the Navy before the outbreak of war and re-enlisted in January, 1915. Died of wounds received in attack on the Dardenelles, 16.3.1915, aged 37 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

ELLIOTT, THOMAS ROLLO. Private. No 204551. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Birkby Lodge Road, Huddersfield. Son of Thomas William and Gertrude Anna Elliott, 57 Eldon Road, Marsh. Educated Holy Trinity Church of England School, Portland Street, Marsh. Employed as a butler. At the time of enlistment, was living at 9 Waverley Terrace, Marsh. Single. Enlisted 20.4.1915. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 26.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated

CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

ELLIS, CHARLES. Private. No 203662. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Brighouse. Parents lived at 16 Thornhill Bridge Lane, Brighouse. Husband of E. B. Ellis, 271 Marsden Road, Brierley Wood, Huddersfield; with one daughter. Employed as a twiner by Mr Charles Haigh, cotton spinner, of Colne Bridge. Was a member of the Bradley Working Men’s Club, St Andrew’s bible class and St James’ Church, Brighouse. Enlisted July 1916. Wounded on three occasions and gassed once. Died at No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, 15.4.1918, the day after being wounded in the abdomen. He was 37 years of age. Buried BANDAGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 11. ROH:- Brighouse War Memorial.

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ELLIS, CHARLES, DCM. Battery Sergeant Major. No 16457. ‘A Battery, 110th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Son of Tom and Hannah Ellis, 57 Chapel Street, Blackpool. Awarded the DCM 3.6.1918. Killed in enemy raid, 4.10.1918, aged 35 years. Buried BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row N, Grave 5.

ELLIS, ERNEST. Private. No 31907. 1/Sth Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Meltham. Lived Meltham. Killed in action, 1.7.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

ELLIS, FRED. Private. No 6146. 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of Mary Ellis, 32 Huddersfield Road, Meltham, and the late Sam Ellis. Died in India, 1.8.15, aged 37 years. Buried RAWALPINDI CEMETERY, INDIA. Also commemorated DELHI MEMORIAL, INDIA. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

ELLIS, HARRY. Private. No 5558. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 1 St. John’s Road, Huddersfield, 15.5.1896. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Ellis, 62 Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Assisted his father in the family restaurant at the corner of St. John’s Road and Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Attended the United Methodist Church in Brunswick Street. Single. Enlisted 27.1.1916. Went over to France in Whit week, 1916. Killed in action by the bursting in the trench of a high explosive shell which buried him and others at Authuile, about three miles from Albert, France, on 16.9.1916, aged 20 years. Buried BLIGHTY VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row G, Grave 7.

ELLIS, HARRY. Private. No 241547. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs W. Ellis, 306 Saville Place, Milnsbridge. Employed as a night weaver by Messrs Ben Hall and Sons, Milnsbridge. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ELLIS, HARRY. Rifleman. No 51911. 2/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Cumberworth. Son of Allan Ellis of Birdsedge, Denby Dale. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Cambrai, 22.11.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

ELLIS, HERBERT. Private. No 242072. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Longroyd Bridge 21.8.1894. Son of Walter and Mary Ellis, 85 Thorne Road, Thornton Lodge, Crosland Moor. Educated at Paddock Church Schools. Employed as a worsted and woollen weaver. At the time of enlistment, was living at 19 Queen Street, Paddock. Single. Enlisted 7.4.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 3.9.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Shared Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

ELLIS, HUBERT. Private. No CH/1452 (S) Royal Marine Light Infantry. 1st Royal Marine Battalion Royal Naval Division. Born Flatts 7.4.1887. Fourth son of Charles Ewart and Hannah Ellis, 13 Lower Park, Berry Brow. Educated Farnley Tyas School. Attended the Spiritualist Church in St. Peter’s Street, Huddersfield. Employed as a spinner at Priestroyd Mills. Enlisted 1915. Reported wounded and missing, 28.4.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private WESTON ELLIS, who died of wounds, 15.2.1916, q.v.). ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

ELLIS, LEVI. Private. No 17648. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Hepworth’s Yard, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Son of Mr A. Ellis, 11 Field Street, Marsh. Employed as a tailor’s presser by Mr George Crosland, of Chancery Lane. Single. Enlisted November 1915. Reported missing, 3.5.1917, since presumed died on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

ELLIS, LUTHER. Private. No 75356. 1/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield 16.4.1899. Son of Martha

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Ellis, 3 Spring Street, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Counil School. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs Firth and Company,

St. Peter’s Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 3.5.1917.

Wounded and taken prisoner, 27.5.1918. Died of septic poisoning, the result of gunshot wounds received in action, in the hospital at Saarlouis, Saarbrucken, Germany, 14.6.1918, aged 19. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 8. ROH:- High Street United Methodist Church.

ELLIS, SAM. Private. No 25398. 6th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Denby. Lodged with Mr Joe Field, Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe. Worked as a mason, employed by Messrs Cook and Heywood, contractors, Cumberworth. Enlisted April 1916. Killed in action, 22.8.1916. Buried LONDON RIFLE BRIGADE CEMETERY, PLOEGSTEERT. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 29. ROH:- St. Aidan’s Church, Skelmanthorpe.

ELLIS, WESTON. Private. No 5109. 2nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Born Wood Royd 22.3.1882. Son of Charles Ewart and Hannah Ellis, 13 Lower Park, Berry Brow. Educated Farnley Tyas School. Employed as a motor driver at the Commercial Mills, Firth Street, Huddersfield. Widower. Enlisted August 1914. Wounded whilst leaving his billet in France on 13.2.1916. Died of wounds to stomach at No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 15.2.1916, aged 33 years. Buried BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 144. (Brother of Private HUBERT ELLIS, reported missing, 28.4.1917, q.v.). ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

ELLIS, WILFRED. Private. No 50754. 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Hawthorne Terrace, Crosland Moor 5.1.1885. Son of Fred and Ann Ellis, 3 College Street, Crosland Moor. Educated Crosland Moor Council School. Employed as a printer by Messrs B. Brown and Sons, of Westgate, Huddersfield. Attended Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church and school, where he held the office of steward, secretary and teacher. Husband of Emily Ellis, 44 College Street, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 14.8.1917. Reported missing near Estaires, 12.4.1918, and was officially reported to have been killed

on that date one year later, aged 33. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

EMSLEY, JOSEPH E. Private. No 32161. 21st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Pudsey. Son of Mr J. Emsley, 8 Albion Street, Crimbles, Pudsey, Leeds. Lived Huddersfield. Killed in action, 2.7.1917. Buried LEVEL CROSSING CEMETERY, FAMPOUX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 37.

ENGLAND, ARTHUR. Private. No 4741. 2/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Penistone. Lived Cumberworth. Son of Ben and Janet England. Prior to enlistment he worked as a carrier between Huddersfield and Cumberworth. Single. Was a member of the Cumberworth Wesleyan Reform Choir. Enlisted March 1917. Died of wounds at No 4 Casualty Clearing Station, 7.3.1917, aged 36. Buried VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row I, Grave 83. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

ENGLAND, FRED. Lance Bombardier. No 35516 ‘& Battery, 38th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born New Mill, Holmfirth. Son of Ben and Emily England of Sycamore Cottage, New Mill. Educated at New Mill National School and also attended the Sunday School. Employed as a dyer by Messrs Beaumonts, of Honley. Enlisted, 9.11.1914, with his brother, Percy, the two joining the R.EA. Crossed the Channel together in September, 1915. Percy was wounded on 17.7.1916 and spent a long time in hospital, eventually being disharged from the Army. Fred was wounded in the head on 27.4.1918. Admitted into No 14 General Hospital, Boulogne, the following day and died of his wounds on 9.5.1918, aged 27 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 61. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial.

ENGLAND, FRED WATSON. Private. No 29041. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Hepworth. Son of Councillor George England of Hepworth. Brother of Mrs C. Kenworthy of Totties, Thongsbridge. Employed by the Prudential Insurance Company. Killed

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in action, 15.4.1918, aged 33 years. Buried POINT-du-HEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row B, Grave 8. ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes.

ENGLAND, JONATHAN. Private. No 38232. 15th Battalion (1st Leeds Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Fulstone, Yorkshire. Lived Denby Dale. Husband of Bertha England, of ‘Church View’, Upper Cumberworth. Killed in action at Gavrelle during the Battle of Arras, 3.5.1917, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

ETTENFIELD, JOSEPH WILLIAM. Sergeant. No 13538. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lockwood 28.9.1893. Son of William and Hannah Ettenfield, 223 Yews Hill Road, Lockwood. Educated Crosland Moor Church of England School. Employed as a millhand by Messrs Kaye and Stewart, Broadfield Mills, Lockwood. Single. Enlisted 4.9.1914. He was gassed at Hill 60 on 5.5.1915 and invalided home. Returned to France in February, 1916, and was slightly wounded on Easter Monday, 24.4.1916, when a piece of shrapnel pierced his cigarette case. Killed in action, 3.8.1916, aged 22 years. Buried A.L.F. BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- Plot 16, Row A, Grave 4. ROH:- Rehoboth Baptist Chapel; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

EVANS, DAVID FERDINAND. Private. No 24971. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of David and Elizabeth Evans, 566 Manchester Road, Linthwaite. Employed as a butcher by Mr Joe Greaves of Honley. Enlisted 23.10.1914. Had been wounded and returned to France in January, 1917. Killed in action, 11.4.1917, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

EVANS, PERCY LEWIS. Lieutenant. Royal Air Force. Born Sowerby, near Halifax, 10.8.1891. Son of William Cumnor and Evangeline Hermans Evans, Moorville, 46 Waspnest Road, Fartown. (His father was pastor of the Great Northern Street Congregational Church, Huddersfield). Educated at Sowerby National School, Heath

Grammar School and Edinburgh University. Prior to enlistment was a senior theological student at the United College, Bradford, where he was studying for the Congregational Ministry. Single. Served with the Friends Ambulance Brigade for eighteen months until enlisting as a Private in the Artist’s Rifles in April, 1916. Was later transferred to the R.A.E, in which he received his commission in August, 1917. Killed in a flying accident on Friday, 22.11.1918, aged 27 years, at Stockbridge, near Andover, Hampshire, whilst testing a machine prior to flying to another camp. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 51, 150. ROH:- Great Northern Street Congregational Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Heath Grammar School, Halifax.

EVENNETT, KEBLE THOMAS. Private. No 204359. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Denby Dale. Husband of Rosetta Evenett, of Lower Denby. Died of pneumonia at No 42 Casualty Clearing Station, 25.2.1918, aged 33 years. Buried AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 25. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

EVENSON, GEORGE. Private. No 57525. 2/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Union Street, Lindley, 24.10.1885. Educated Oakes Council School and Higher Grade School, Huddersfield. Employed as a millhand. Husband of Mabel Evenson, 9, Occupation Road, Lindley. Enlisted 16.7.1917. Died, 17.2.1918, at No 42 Casualty Clearing Station of septic poisoning. Buried AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 22. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

EVERETT, WILFRED. Driver. No 72320. ‘C’ Battery, 283rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Scissett. Son of Walter and Annie E. Everett of Spital Hill, Thirsk. Lived Scissett. Killed in action, 21.10.1916, aged 24 years. Buried GUARDS’ CEMETERY, (LESBOEUFS). Grave location:- Plot 10, Row P, Grave 10. ROH:- Scissett War Memorial.

EVERITT, ALBERT EDWARD. Private. No 24521. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Everitt, 44 Rufford Road, Scar

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Lane, Milnsbridge. Educated Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Employed in the butchering department at the Milnsbridge Perseverance Cooperative Society Limited. Attended Parkwood United Methodist Church and Sunday School, Longwood. Enlisted June, 1916, and embarked for France on 24.10.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 20.9.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private HUBERT EVERITT, reported missing, 21.3.1918, q.v.). ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Longwood War Memorial; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge.

EVERITT, HUBERT. Rifleman. No R/19514. 8th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Everitt, 44 Rufford Road, Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Educated Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Employed as a clerk by Messrs Greenhalgh of John William Street, Huddersfield. Attended Parkwood United Methodist Church and was secretary of the Band of Hope. Reported missing, 21.3.1918, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private ALBERT EDWARD EVERITT, killed in action, 20.9.1917, q.v.). ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Parkwood Methodist Chapel; Longwood War Memorial; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge.

EWART, CHARLES FREDERICK. Private. No 45033. 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Married. Lived 41 Blackhouse Road, Fartown. Employed by Messrs D. Broadbent and Sons Limited, Central Ironworks, as a motor driver. Reported missing, presumed killed, 21.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

EWART, NORMAN. Private. No 44725. 10th Battalion Essex Regiment. Born Engine Bridge. Son of Mrs Ewart, 204 Albert Street, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Board School. Employed as a mule piecer. Reported missing, 23.8.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en- ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

EWING, GEORGE. Private. No 26323. 2nd Battalion Loyal North Lancashire Regiment. Formerly No 3/19406 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Liverpool 10.12.1887. Husband of Ellen Ewing, 6 Hampshire Street, Moldgreen. Employed as a boot repairer by Messrs A. and D. Hoyle of Aspley. Enlisted 1.3.1916. Killed in action, 1.8.1918, aged 30 years. Buried RAPERIE BRITISH CEMETERY VILLE-MONTOIRE. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row C, Grave 5. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

EWING, JOE WILLIE. Private. No 24817. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Berry Brow 14.6.1889. Educated Rashcliffe Church of England School. Employed as a dyer’s labourer by Mr Whiteley of St. Andrew’s Road. Husband of May Southwell Ewing, 4 Smithy Lane, Moldgreen. Enlisted 8.8.1916. Wounded 26.4.1917. Died of his wounds at No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 29.4.1917, aged 27 years. Buried DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row H, Grave 46. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; Christ Church, Moldgreen; St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Almondbury War Memorial.

EXLEY, ERNEST. Private. No 31702. ‘A Company, 13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 5556 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Scissett. Son of Samuel and Mary Exley, of Water Street, Scissett. Died of wounds at No 2 Casualty Clearing Station, 15.5.1918, aged 30 years. Buried EBBLINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 18. ROH:- Scissett War Memorial; Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

EXLEY, PERCY. Signaller. No 28028. ‘A’ Battery, 256th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Scissett. Killed in action, 24.10.1918. Buried THIANT COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 10. ROH:- Scissett War Memorial.

EXLEY, SAM. Private. No 36909. 8th Battalion Duke of Cornwall’s Light Infantry. Lived Station House, Clayton West. Employed as a roller- coverer by Messrs R. Beanland and Company, Clayton West. Enlisted May 1916. Died of pneumonia in Bulgaria, 5.12.1918, aged 21 years. Buried SOFIA WAR CEMETERY. Grave

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location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 13. ROH:- Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

EXLEY, WILLIAM HENRY. Private. No 1559. 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Dewsbury. Son of Mr and Mrs Ledgard Exley, 55 St. Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a presser by Messrs J. Holroyd and Company, Seed Hill. Attended the Huddersfield Mission Sunday School and the Band of Hope. Died of wounds at No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 9.4.1917, aged 20 years. Buried DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 1. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

FAHEY, THOMAS. Private. 8th Battalion South Staffordshire Regiment. Lived 28 Lowerhead Road, Huddersfield.

FAHY, MICHAEL. Private. No 4114. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Adopted son of Mr and Mrs J. W. Dwyer, 7 Freehold Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School and Spring Grove Council School. Attended the Huddersfield Technical College evening classes. Was employed as an apprentice chemist by British Dyes Limited and assistant to Mr Alfred Dixon. Was a member of the St. Joseph’s Catholic Church and the Young Men’s Catholic Association. Enlisted June 1915. Reported missing, 3.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried MILL ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row FE, Grave 6. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

FAIRBANK, WILLIAM HAROLD. Private. No 306338. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Wellhouse, Golcar. Son of Mr and Mrs Sam Henry Fairbank, 26 Grange Avenue, Marsden. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Robinson Brothers at Clough Lea Mill, Marsden. Was a keen cyclist and a member of the Clarion Cycling Club. Enlisted November 1915. Embarked for France in January, 1916. Killed in action, 3.5.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

FALCONER, WILLIAM ALEXANDER. Private. No 66825. 12/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Slaithwaite. Educated Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Employed as a junior

clerk by the London and North Western Railway Company. Enlisted Halifax. Died 14.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

FARNHILL, NORMAN. Private. No 12125. 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Mr and Mrs Jacob Farnhill, 30 Casson Street, Milnsbridge. Husband of Mrs Farnhill, of Whiteley Street, Milnsbridge. Assisted his father in the business of joiner and undertaker at 3 Pickford Street, Milnsbridge. Formerly attended the Milnsbridge Wesleyan Sunday School and later was an active member of the Salvation Army. Reported missing on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Mission, Milnsbridge; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

FARRAR, GEORGE W. Private. No 59781. West Yorkshire Regiment, transferred to No 650654 302nd Prisoner of War Company, Labour Corps. Lived New North Road, Crimble, Golcar. Died in Becketts Park Hospital, Leeds, 13.8.1921, aged 35. Buried SLAITHWAITE CEMETERY. Grave location:- A, 3, 57.

FARRAR, HAROLD. Rifleman. No C/7226. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Sydney Farrar of Underbank Holmfirth. Husband of Irene Farrar, of Church Terrace, Holmfirth. Educated at Hade Edge Council School. Employed at Washpit Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted 1915. Came home on leave shortly before his death and had only been back in France four weeks when he was wounded and died of his wounds on 24.8.1918, aged 23 years. Buried LIISSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 25, Row G, Grave 27. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

FARRAR, JAMES ERNEST. Private. No 203680. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 45 Albert Street, Lockwood, 26.4.1896. Son of Mr and Mrs W H Farrar, 6 Blamires Yard, Swan Lane, Lockwood. Educated Mount

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Pleasant Council School, Lockwood. Employed as a labourer by Messrs John Quarmby and Sons, paper bag manufacturers, East Parade, Huddersfield. Enlisted 1.3.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 20.3.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

FARRELL, PETER, DCM. Sergeant. No 353034. 2/9th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Lived 29 Rosemary Lane, Huddersfield. Married, with three children. Employed at British Dyes Limited. Enlisted December 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 9.10.1917, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

FARRON, ALBERT. Private. No 5764. 1st Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Born Christchurch, Ashton-under- Lyne. Enlisted Lancaster. Husband of Beatrice Mary Farron, West End, Golcar. Employed as a weaver by Mr J. E. Crowther, Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Enlisted in the army at the age of 16 years, saw service in India and went through the whole of the South African campaign. Re-enlisted at the outbreak of the war. His wife received the following letter from him telling her that they had landed at Boulogne on 23.8.1914, ‘We got stuck into the Germans somewhere in the Mons district on the 26th August and a ripping do it was too I can tell you. We had to retire nearly to Paris, the Germans were about 3 to our 1, at least so the papers say and judging by the iron that came over I should say too. So never worry I dodged them that day and I am dodging them yet. The General has complimented our regiment and two Privates of our Company have been mentioned in despatches for bringing in a wounded comrade out of the firing line. They deserve it too. I suppose you will think I am telling you old news but we are only allowed to tell you what happened a month back. I have written this to let you know that I am in France alright. Fine country too, grand farms, tons of fruit and the people, well they would give you anything nearly. We sleep mostly in barns amongst the straw. We are in a barn now and there is about two ton of tobacco leaf behind our heads. Just at present we have lots of smoking stuff but don’t forget the writing paper I told you about. I don’t know how

long the war will last but I think that shortage of money will beat Germany in the end. The fighting in South Africa was soft up to this lot but South Africa could beat it hollow for hardships. Outposts, grub and weather were all worst in South Africa but the scrapping here is mustard. We shall have a Merry Christmas this time you see if we don’t.’ Reported missing, presumed killed, 20.10.1914, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

FAULDER, HAROLD. Captain. 3", attached 1/4th, Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Huddersfield 15.2.1885. Son of the late Joseph T. Faulder (of the firm of Messrs Stothart and Faulder, formerly merchants, of Huddersfield), and of Mrs Faulder, 2 Wellfield Road, Marsh. Educated Mr Wild’s School, Huddersfield, and Marlborough Public School. Employed by Mr John Edward Crowther, of Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden, for about six years as manager of the weaving department. Subsequently he was in business as a woollen manufacturer in Colne Road, Huddersfield. Went over to the U.S.A., where he held a position at the Peacedale Woollen Mills, Rhode Island. Left the U.S.A. to enlist in April, 1915, in the Inns of Court Officers’ Training Corps. Husband of Marjorie Faulder, 65 Broadhurst Gardens, Hampstead, London. N.W.3. Embarked for France in June, 1916. Mentioned in despatches in January, 1918. Killed in action, 26.4.1918, aged 33. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield; Huddersfield College School.

FAWCETT, ARNOLD. Rifleman. No 372239. 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles). Born Albert Street, Lindley, 9.1.1893. Son of William and Ellinor Fawcett, 33 George Street, Lindley. Educated Lindley National Day School. Attended St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley and was secretary of the Lindley Adult School. Employed as a sorting clerk and telegraphist at the Huddersfield Post Office. Enlisted 22.11.1915. Killed instantenously on 7.10.1916, aged 23, by a machine gun bullet striking him in the neck whilst making for a shell hole and already wounded in the right shoulder. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL

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TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield General Post Office.

FAWCETT, JAMES ALBERT. Private. No 1871. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs William Fawcett of Netherleigh, Marsden. Attended Marsden Congregational Sunday School. Employed as a dyer’s labourer by Mr John Ed Crowther at Bank Bottom Mills. Was a keen cricketer and won a medal in Marsden Cricket Club’s championships in 1913. Enlisted at the outbreak of war. Died of wounds to the head, 21.11.1915, aged 22 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row G, Grave 7a. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

FAWLEY, WALTER LEONARD. Private. No 24741. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 9 Calton Street, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Son of Fred and Edith Annie Fawley, 18 Row Street, Crosland Moor. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church School. Employed as a tailor’s cutter by Messrs H. Booth and Son Limited, wholesale clothiers, St. John’s Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Was killed in action near Cambrai in No Man’s Land, 27.2.1918, aged 24 years, a fortnight after his return from leave at home. Buried HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row G, Grave 19. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; St. Barnabas’s Church, Crosland Moor.

FEARNES, SAM ILLINGWORTH. Corporal. No 33381. Transferred to No 24017, 41st Company, Labour Corps. Son of Mrs Emily Fearnes. Husband of Amy Fearnes of New Town, Holmfirth. Employed as an engine tenter at Underbank Mill. Enlisted 1917. Died in Germany, 28.3.1919, aged 28 years. Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 8. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

FEARNLEY, ANTHONY. Private. No 203043. 1/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 5737 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lepton. Son of Charles Fearnley, Spa Bottom, Lepton. Employed as a piecer by Messrs John Kaye and Son, Kings Mill Lane. Enlisted 1915. Died of wounds (gas), 25.7.,

aged 28 years. Buried COX YDE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row K, Grave 41. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church.

FEARNLEY, ARTHUR. Private. No 39480. 2/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 32299 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Willie and Annie Fearnley, of Moor Top, Kirkheaton. Died 26.6.1918, aged 18 years. Buried BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row C, Grave 3. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

FELL, C. Private. No 305018. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of William and Ellen Fell. Husband of Margaret Ann Fell, 36 Woods Avenue, Marsden. Died at home, 29.8.1919, aged 39 years. Buried St. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCHYARD, MARSDEN. Grave location:- South, 32, 11. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

FENTON, HENRY PERCIVAL. Private. No 46743, 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Willoughton, Lincolnshire. Enlisted Halifax. Lived with his sister, Mrs Herman Shaw, at Commercial Road, Skelmanthorpe. Was a shoe-maker prior to enlisting on 13.5.1916. Embarked for France in December, 1916. Killed in action, 7.11.1917, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Aidan’s Church, Skelmanthorpe.

FETHNEY, LOUIE. Assistant Inspector Munitions for the Government. Born Bradford 23.6.1898. Son of Peter and Clara Fethney, 246 Halifax Old Road, Grimscar, Huddersfield. Educated Oaklea Academy, Galashiels, Scotland. Single. Employed at the Naval Munition Works, Crosland Moor. Killed at Crosland Moor in an explosion, 6.5.1918, aged 20 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. ROH:- St. Cuthbert’s Church, Birkby.

FIDLER, CLIFFORD. Private. No 5/2266 ‘& Company, 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Leeds 14.4.1897. Son of Fred and Lily Fidler, 7a Hebble Street, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated Richmond Hill School, Leeds. Employed as an engineer. Single. Enlisted in the local Territorials in April, 1913.

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Killed in action near Ypres, 18.9.1915, aged 18 years. Buried NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 17, Row E, Grave 3. ROH:- Milton Independent Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road; Huddersfield Drill Hall; also commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery.

FIELD, ALBERT EDWARD SMITH. Sergeant. No 306157. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Married, with two children. Lived 20 Hardend Cottages, Marsden. Employed in the warehouse at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Enlisted July 1915. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Died of wounds at No 49 (West Riding) Casualty Clearing Station, 3.12.1917, aged 28 years. Buried ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 11. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

FIELD, ARTHUR. Private. No 62554. 2/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 5/93748 Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born Skelmanthorpe. Son of Clifton and Annie Field, of Station Road, Skelmanthorpe. Killed in action, 20.7.1918, aged 18 years. Buried CHAMBRECY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 8. (Brother of Private JOSEPH WILSON FIELD, reported missing, 27.5.1918, q.v.). ROH:- St. Aidan’s Church, Skelmanthorpe.

FIELD, HARLAND. Gunner. No 141005. ‘B’ Battery, 97th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Knottingley, near Pontefract, 3.6.1894. Son of John William and Edith Ellen Field, 14 Portland Street, Huddersfield. Educated at the Wesleyan School, Knottingley. Employed as a railway fireman by the North Eastern Railway Company. Single. At the time of enlistment, was living at 28 Alder Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 16.5.1916. Wounded 16.4.1918 and died of his wounds on 17.4.1918, aged 23 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 29, Row E, Grave 2a. ROH:- North Eastern Railway Roll.

FIELD, HARRY, MM. Lance Corporal. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. No 204573. Born Earls Eaton 16.4.1898. Son of Mr and Mrs Ernest Field, 8 Sufton Street, Birkby.

Educated at St. John’s School, Birkby and Oakes Council School. Attended New North Road Baptist Sunday School. Employed as a book salesman by Messrs Tyler, of King Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 1.9.1915. Awarded the Military Medal on 25.10.1917 for, ‘distinguished conduct and gallantry in the field. In the attack on 9.10.1917 near Poelcappelle when several members of his Lewis gun team including Numbers 1 and 2 had been knocked out he picked up his gun and carried on with it in the face of heavy machine gun and rifle fire. He then forced his way to a very forward position and by keeping up an effective fire on the enemy was largely responsible for beating off a counter attack. He showed great spirit and determination throughout.’ (The medal was sent to his parents on 28.11.1918) Killed in action near La Bassee, 15.4.1918. (The day before his 20th birthday). Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

FIELD, JOSEPH WILSON. Lance Corporal. No 250766. 1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 5386 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Skelmanthorpe. Son of Clifton and Annie Field, Station Road, Skelmanthorpe. Prior to enlistment, was employed by Messrs Field and Botterill. Was commended by the General commanding his Division on his gallant conduct at the Battle of the Somme. Reported missing, 27.5.1918, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private ARTHUR FIELD, killed in action, 20.7.1918, q.v.). ROH:- St. Aidan’s Church, Skelmanthorpe.

FIELD, LAWRENCE WILLIAM. Private. No 53206. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Skelmanthorpe. Son of Willie and Elizabeth Field, of Commercial Road Road, Skelmanthorpe. Assisted his father in the grocery and corn business. Killed in action, 24.8.1918, aged 19 years. Buried POZIERES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- 4, T, 39. ROH:- St. Aidan’s Church, Skelmanthorpe.

FIELD, NORMAN. Private. No 45390. Ist Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born 15 Fern Lea Road, Lindley, 11.10.1892. Son of James S. and Mary Elizabeth Field, Chatham

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Cottage, Outlane, and formerly of 37 Trinity Street, Huddersfield. Educated Christ Church Schools, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 7.8.1914. Killed in action, 16.4.1918, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

FIELD, NORMAN. Lieutenant. 5th Battalion Manchester Regiment, attached 25th Squadron Royal Flying Corps. Son of the late Edgar Field and Eliza Field, of Box Cottage, Skelmanthorpe. Educated New College, Harrogate. Employed by Messrs Edwin Field and Sons, of Skelmanthorpe, and later with his Uncle, Mr J. T. Field. He then joined the Bingley Weaving Company Limited and was appointed Managing Director, which position he held at the time he volunteered for service. Received his commission in November, 1915, and was promoted Lieutenant in October, 1916. Embarked for France again in December, 1916, and transferred to the Royal Flying Corps in April, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 14.8.1917, aged 24 years. Buried CABARET ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row H, Grave 10. ROH:- St. Aidan’s Church, Skelmanthorpe.

FIELD, SAMUEL. 1st Class Stoker. No $S/101225 (RFR/B/3546). Royal Navy. HMS Broke. Born Huddersfield 27.9.1880. Husband of Florence S. Field, 120 Netheroyd Hill Road, Cowcliffe, Huddersfield. Employed as a whitesmith by Messrs T. A. Heaps and Company, ironmongers, of Westgate, Huddersfield. Was a

teacher at the Cowcliffe Wesleyan Sunday School.

Had served nearly twelve years in the Navy and, at the outbreak of the war, was in the Royal Fleet Reserve. Re-enlisted 4.8.1914. Took part in the Battle of Jutland and came home on leave in March, 1917. On Friday, 20.4.1917, six German destroyers raided the Dover Straits but failed to cause serious military or civil damage. They were encountered by two flotilla leaders of the Dover Patrol, ‘Swift’ and ‘Broke.’ Killed on board HMS Broke, 21.4.1917, aged 36 years. Buried with full military honours in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 3B, 164. ROH:- St. Hilda’s Church, Cowcliffe; Cowcliffe Wesleyan Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

FIELD, THOMAS. Private. No 10368. Durham Light Infantry, transferred to No 47921 Labour Corps. Died at home 6.2.1920. Buried SALENDINE NOOK BAPTIST CHAPEL YARD. Grave location:- in East part, 357E.

FIELDING, ELI. Gunner. No 68405. 109th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery, attached 13th Battalion Tank Corps. Son of J. W. Fielding of ‘North View’, Golcar. Husband of EF M. Fielding, 111 Townend, Golcar. Was a member of Golcar Conservative Club. Employed as a tailor. Enlisted, 21.2.1916, and spent three years in France. On 10.6.1919 he was one of the crew of a tank which got of control and in trying to jump clear he was accidentally killed. He was 26 years of age. Buried THEUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Grave No 1. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

FIELDING, FRANK. Private. No 27115. 16th Battalion (1st Manchester Pals) Manchester Regiment. Born Marsden. Lived at ‘The Swan Inn’, Marsden. Employed as an assistant in the shop of Mr S. T. Shaw, chemist, Peel Street, Marsden. Enlisted 7.5.1915. Embarked for France 24.12.1915. Killed in action, 1.7.1916, aged 18 years. Buried DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Vernon Street Cemetery Memorial 25. His brother, Gilbert Fielding, received the following letter from Captain Wilfrith Elstub (who won the Victoria Cross in March 1918). After expressing his sorrow the Captain goes on to say that Private Fielding was killed in the great battle of July 1st and 2nd, whilst carrying up material for the purpose of consolidating the village of Montauban that they had captured, ‘He died instantenously whilst we were going forward. I personally regret his loss immensely as his young and cheerful face often caught my notice as I used to go round the Company. He was a good brave young soldier and he nobly died doing his duty for the old country. Please accept my deepest sympathy.’. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

FIELDSEND, ROBERT CHARLES. Gunner. No 98331. 231st Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Son of the late R. C. Fieldsend. Husband of the late Sarah Fieldsend. Died of wounds, 29.3.1917, aged 36 years. Buried EUSTON ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row F, Grave 9.

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FINLAYSON, HENRY ARCHIBALD NEWTON (ARCHIE). Lance Corporal. No 252185. 2/6th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Born Salford, Lancashire. Lived Meltham, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 10.5.1917, aged 36. Buried CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row J, Grave 4. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Helme Parish Church.

FINNIGAN, MICHAEL. Private. No 58940. 3rd Garrison Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Formerly No 8912 South Wales Borderers. Born Owston Ferry, Doncaster. Lived Huddersfield. Son of John and Bridget Finnigan. Died at home, 28.7.1917, aged 43. Buried OSWESTRY GENERAL CEMETERY, SHROPSHIRE. Grave location:- T.N.C., 242.

FIRTH, ARNOLD. Second Lieutenant. 7th London Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Son of Wilson and Mary Firth of Gowan Lea, Park Drive, Huddersfield. Left Huddersfield in 1912 for London where he took up a business appointment. Killed in action, 15.4.1917, aged 35 years. Buried H.A.C. CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row G, Grave 23.

FIRTH, ARTHUR. Private. No 81306. 18th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Born Marsden. Only son of Samuel and Louisa Firth, Field House, Marsden. Employed by his father as a painter and decorator. Was a member of the Wesleyan Adult Bible Class and had been assistant secretary to the Sunday School. Was also a member of the Marsden Liberal Club. Enlisted in the R.A.O.C. on 26.10.1915 and embarked for France on Good Friday, 1916. In October, 1916, he returned home and trained for the Infantry, becoming a member of the Machine Gun Corps. He returned to France and was gassed on two occasions. He died from the effects of gas poisoning at No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 7.9.1918, aged 22 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block R, Plot 2, Row M. Grave 6. ROH:- Marsden Liberal Club; Marsden War Memorial.

FIRTH, ARTHUR. Private. No 19932. 6th Battalion King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Born Cumberworth. Son of George Thomas and Emma Firth of Upper Cumberworth. Educated at Leeds College and was a teacher at Garforth Council

School. Enlisted May 1915. Killed in action, 3.5.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

FIRTH, FRED. Private. No 13240. 7th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Denby 4.10.1894. Youngest son of Benjamin and Eliza Firth of The Lodge, Bagden Hall, Scissett, Huddersfield. Attended Scissett Church and sang in the choir. Played in the Denby Dale Brass Band. Employed at Skelmanthorpe Cooperative Society Limited as a teamer. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Killed in action, 8.10.1915, aged 21 years. Buried RUE-du-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 1. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

FIRTH, HORACE, MM. (Served as DEPLEDGE). Sergeant. No 842282. 24th Battalion Canadian Infantry. Born Denby Dale. Son of Amos and Louisa Firth. Emigrated to the United States in 1907. At the outbreak of war he travelled from California to British Columbia to enlist. He joined the Canadian Navy and served for a time as an Able Seaman on board the Niobe but was apparently dissatisfied by finding no fighting and transferred to the Infantry. He was awarded the Military Medal in December, 1917. Died of wounds, 25.2.1918, aged 30 years. Buried BARLIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 41.

FIRTH, LEONARD. Private. No 5549. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Nettleton, Dalton, 27.9.1880. Son of Tom and Catherine Firth, 24 Lane End, Dalton. Educated Kirkheaton National School. Employed as a pattern weaver by Messrs R. Mitchell and Company, Spa Mills, Lepton. Enlisted 4.4.1916. Wounded in the chest and arm at Thiepval Wood, 3.9.1916. Died of his wounds at Warloy Operating Centre, 13.9.1916, aged 21 years. Buried WARLOY-BAILLON COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 8. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Huddersfield Drill Hall; also commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

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FIRTH, PERCY. Private. No 303705. 10th Company, Labour Corps. Formerly No 4798 3/5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Born Huddersfield. Married. Lived 2 Sheepridge Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a twister by Messrs Learoyd Brothers and Company, of Trafalgar Mills. Accidentally killed by a fall of masonry in France, 31.10.1918, aged 29 years. Buried “Y’ FARM MILITARY CEMETERY, BOIS- GRENIER. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 89. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill.

FIRTH, THOMAS RHODES. Rifleman. No 43729. 16th Battalion, The County of London Regiment, attached to King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Formerly TR/5/19003 Sth Territorial Reserve Battalion and No 58234 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born 72 Sheepridge Road, Huddersfield, 3.4.1899. Son of Mrs Eva Firth, 49 Sheepridge Road, Huddersfield. Educated Deighton Council School. Employed as a tailor’s cutter by Messrs Bairstow and Company, of Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 11.5.1917. Killed in action at Sauchy-Cauchy, north north-west of Cambrai, on 27.9.1918, aged 19 years. Buried SAUCHY-CAUCHY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 27. ROH:- Sheepridge Providence United Methodist Sunday School; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill.

FIRTH, WILLIAM. Private. No 41605. 2nd Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly No 34334 Leicestershire Regiment. Born Diggle 27.5.1884. Educated St. Andrew’s School, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a compositor by Messrs Netherwood, Dalton and Company, Folly Hall. Attended St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe. Husband of Mary Ellen Firth, 9 Burn Road, Birchencliffe. Enlisted 24.2.1917. Killed in action, 31.7.1917, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe.

FISHER, DYSON ARMSWORTH. Private. No 1813. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Luddenden, Halifax. Son of Mr and Mrs Harry Fisher, 21 Riley Avenue, Dean, Bolton and formerly of Springdale Avenue, Longroyd Bridge. After his parents left Huddersfield for Bolton he lodged in Scholes Road, Birkby. Employed as a machinist by Messrs

Hopkinsons of Birkby. Played with the Grimscar Rugby football club. He was a trombone player and for some time was in the Almondbury and Fire Brigade Bands. Enlisted at the outbreak of war and embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action at Fleurbaix, 24.6.1915, aged 21 years. Buried RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 10. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall. His parents received the following letter from Major G. P. Norton (Officer commanding ‘A’ Company, 1/Sth Battalion D.W.R.), ‘I regret to have to inform you that your son No 1813 Private D. A. Fisher was mortally wounded this morning and died almost immediately. He was working in front of the trenches, digging a new listening post when he must have been hit from a shot fired from a flank some distance away but it was still dark and it was impossible to say exactly what happened. I feel this will be a great blow to you and that little I can say will help to make your loss easter to bear but I should like you to know that he had made himself highly proficient as a bomb-thrower for which section he volunteered some time ago. He was highly thought of by his Officers and his comrades as was always so cheerful which means a lot out here. I trust in time to come you will find some consolation in remembering he was one of those who died to save England and English women and children from the frightfulness of German miulitarinism.’ PS.’ Your son was doing six days in the trenches in order to make way for some others to be trained as bomb throwers. I attended his funeral this morning. He was placed in a separate grave which will be marked with a neat white cross with his name, number and regiment posted on it. A wreath of wild flowers was placed on the grave.’

FISHER, HERBERT. Private. No 47920. 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Skelmanthorpe. Son of George Henry and Johanna Fisher of 10 Sunnyside Cottages, Skelmanthorpe. Employed as a stoker by Messrs Field and Botterill of Skelmanthorpe. Enlisted October 1916. Died of wounds, 2.6.1917, aged 23 years. Buried HOP STORE CEMETERY, VLAMERTINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 29. ROH:- St. Aidan’s Church, Skelmanthorpe.

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FISHER, LOCKBURN. Private. No 3/10818. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Hillhouse, Huddersfield. Son of Samuel and Emily Fisher, late of 53 Wellington Street, Lindley. In 1914 the family removed to Blackpool. Prior to enlistment, employed by Messrs Martin, Sons and Company. Enlisted August 1914. Killed in action, 1.4.1915, aged 23 years. Buried TUILERIES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Special Memorial D 1. ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

FISHER, OSWALD. Private. No PLY/585(S). Royal Marine Light Infantry. 2nd R.M. Battalion Royal Naval Division. Born Paddock 4.2.1895. Son of Thomas D. and Edith Fisher, 11 Mark Street, Paddock. Educated Paddock Council School and Huddersfield Technical College. Employed by Messrs James Shires and Sons of Milnsbridge as a pattern weaver and student designer. Attended the Brunswick Street United Methodist Chapel and was a member of the Young Men’s Bible Class. Enlisted 5.11.1914. After 3 months training he was sent with the first contingent to the Dardenelles and was amongst the last to leave on evacuation in January, 1916. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel, 30.10.1916, aged 21 years. Buried HAMEL MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 20. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

FITTON, BENJAMIN ARTHUR. Air Mechanic 2nd Class. No 17729. ‘C’ Squadron, Royal Flying Corps. 2nd Training Centre. Son of Mr and Mrs Fitton of Meadow House, Shepley. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed by Messrs John Robinsons Limited, of Leeds Road. He left Huddersfield to take up newspaper work and at the time of his enlistment he was engaged by a London agency for the supply of photographs for the illustrated papers. He attempted to enlist in the Royal Flying Corps on several occasions but was rejected on the grounds of poor eyesight. Died from fever whilst in training, 17.2.1916, aged 24 years. Buried CURRAGH MILITARY CEMETERY, COUNTY KILDARE, IRELAND. Grave location:- Grave No 1222.

FLAGG, ARTHUR ERNEST. Private. No G/52469. 2nd Battalion Middlesex Regiment. Formerly No 41894 York and Lancaster Regiment. Born West Plumstead 15.2.1887. Son

of the late Arthur Henry and Charlotte Flagg, ‘The Homestead’, Cucketfield Grove, Leigh-on- Sea, Essex. Educated at schools in Woolwich and Greenwich. Husband of Violet Gertrude Flagg, 28 Imperial Road, Edgerton, Huddersfield. Employed as a mechanical dentist. Enlisted 11.4.1917. Killed in action, 1.8.1917, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

FLATLEY, JAMES. Corporal. No 9193. 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales’ Own). Born County Galway, Ireland. (Both parents deceased). Nephew of Mr and Mrs C. Reid, 154 Lea Head, Blacker Road, Birkby. Educated in County Galway Catholic Schools. Employed as a mason’s labourer. Lodged with Mrs Davis in Rosemary Lane, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Wounded at Hooge, near Ypres, 4.6.1915. Died of a haemorrhage from the lungs at St. Thomas’s Hospital, London, 8.7.1915. Buried St. MARY’S ROMAN CATHOLIC CEMETERY, KENSALL GREEN, HAMMERSMITH, LONDON. Grave location ‘Mr and Mrs Reid went to London and were present at his burial at Kensall Green Cemetery, London, on 13.7.1915.’ ROH:-

Commemorated on screen wall.’

FLEMMING, WILLIAM. Private. No 6977. 2nd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment. Born Sheffield. Husband of Mrs Fleming of Bryan Road, Birchencliffe. Prior to enlistment, was employed by Messrs Read, Holliday and Sons Limited. Called up at the outbreak of the war as a Reservist, he had served in India. Killed at Ypres 30.10.1914. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe.

FLETCHER, JOSEPH EDWIN, MM. Private. No 202892. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Husband of Alice Fletcher, 100 Church Lane, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Prior to enlistment was employed by Messrs Haigh and Brierley, of Turnbridge, Huddersfield. Died of wounds, 20.9.1918, aged 31 years. Buried Ste. MARIE CEMETERY, LE HAVRE. Grave location:- Plot 5. Row E. Grave 6. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

FLETCHER, NORMAN FREDERICK. Private. No 268074. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s

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Regiment. Born Elland. Enlisted Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs Sam Fletcher, 42 Varley Road, Slaithwaite. Husband of Agnes Fletcher, 34 Grange Avenue, Marsden. Employed as a warper at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Was a keen cricketer, having at one time or another being associated with the Linthwaite Hall and Marsden cricket teams and Haslingden, where he assisted his father who was then a professional. Enlisted August, 1916, and embarked for France in July, 1917. Was killed on 12.4.1918, along with three other soldiers, by the bursting of a shell in a forward position. Has no known grave. Comemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

FLETCHER, SAMUEL. Private. No 47055. 15th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 75546 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 12 Croft House Lane, Marsh 1.11.1898. Son of Mr and Mrs S. Fletcher, 6 Forrest Avenue, Marsh. Educated Holy Trinity Church of England School and Huddersfield College. Employed as an apprentice with Messrs Sykes and Sugden, electrical engineers, George Street, Marsh. Enlisted May 1918. Killed in action near Maubege, 7.11.1918. Buried DOURLERS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 7. ROH:-. Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

FLINTON, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Private. No 11584. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Wormsgate Lodge 11.9.1885. Son of Thomas and Rachel Flinton, 2 Long Croft, Almondbury. Educated Almondbury National School. Employed as a plush cutter by Messrs Dyson and Hall of Dalton, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.9.1914. Embarked for France in January, 1915. Killed in action at Hill 60, 5.5.1915, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private THOMAS FLINTON, reported missing, 27.1.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

FLINTON, THOMAS. Private. No 240174. ‘C’ Company 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Birks Mill, Almondbury, 19.9.1892. Son of Thomas and Rachel Flinton, 2 Long Croft, Almondbury. Educated Almondbury National School. Employed as a weaver by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, Leeds Road,

Huddersfield. Attended Almondbury Parish Church and was a member of the church football team. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Killed in action at Bourlon Wood, 27.11.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private FREDERICK WILLIAM FLINTON, killed in action, 5.5.1915, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial.

FLYNN, JOHN. No 91896. Royal Defence Corps. Formerly No 1971. 10th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Watergate, Huddersfield, 12.5.1877. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School, Huddersfield. Husband of Margaret Flynn, 9 Love’s Yard, High Street, Huddersfield. Employed as a wool packer. Had served in the Boer War. Enlisted 10.8.1914. Wounded three times whilst serving in France. Died at 9 Love’s Yard, High Street, Huddersfield, on 16.12.1920, of tuberculosis and the effects of war. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 66, 63G.

FORD, JOE. Private. No 77928. 1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Newtown. Son of Private William Ford, 8 Dyson Hill, Honley. (His father served in the army for the duration of the war). Attended Honley Primitive Methodist Chapel. Employed at Rock Mills. Enlisted 1917. Embarked for France in January, 1918. Killed in action, 9.4.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

FORSHAW, EDWARD HORACE. Corporal. No 305235. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of William Richard and Mary Emma Forshaw, 85 Swallow Lane, Golcar. Employed at Dale Street Mills, Longwood. Attended St. John’s Church, Golcar. Embarked for France in December, 1916. Killed in action, 14.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private TOM HAMER FORSHAW, reported missing, 3.5.1917, q.v.). ROH:-St. John’s Church, Golcar; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

FORSHAW, TOM HAMER. Private. No 306364. ‘A’ Company, 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of William Richard and Mary Emma Forshaw, 85

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Swallow Lane, Golcar. Employed by Messrs B. and J. Whitwam, Stanley Mills, Golcar. Attended St. John’s Church, Golcar. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 22. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private EDWARD HORACE FORSHAYW, killed in action, 14.5.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

FOSTER, ALAN EDWARD. Corporal. No 11124. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Sheffield 4.5.1889. Son of William Henry and Ann Eliza (nee Wragg) Foster, 6 Norman Avenue, Birkby. Educated at Western Road and Broomhill Board Schools, Sheffield. Employed as a draughtsman by Hopkinsons of Birkby. Single. Enlisted 26.8.1914. Reported wounded and missing in the assault on Ismail Oglu Tepe, Suvla, Gallipoli, 21.8.1915, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. He was 26 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

FOSTER, CLARENCE. Private. No 23/392. 19th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Huddersfield. Enlisted Huddersfield. Killed in action, 6.5.1917. Buried MARTEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY, ATTILLY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 29.

FOSTER, FRED. Private. No 19449. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lee and Burley’s Yard, Leeds Road, Huddersfield, 6.6.1886. Son of Isaac and Elizabeth Foster, 61 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Educated Thomas Street Council School, Huddersfield. Attended Queen Street Mission Young Men’s Class. Employed as a painter and decorator by the London and North Western Railway Company. Single. Enlisted March 1916. Died of exhaustion during action on 10.12.1916, near Combles, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

FOSTER, JACK HERMAN. Private. No 96097. Royal Army Medical Corps, attached 2nd

Base Hospital. Born Huddersfield 18.3.1890. Nephew of Mrs Sam Scholes of Rothwell Street, Moldgreen. Lived 17 Cross Grove Street, Huddersfield. Married, with four children. Was a music teacher. Enlisted in the R.A.M.C. in November 1915. Went out to Mesopotamia in January, 1916. Died, 13.7.1916, in Mesopotamia of heat stroke. Buried AMARA WAR CEMETERY, IRAQ. Grave location:- Plot 13, Row J, Grave S.

FOSTER, JAMES. Private. No 21486. 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Glossop 21.7.1898. Son of Emma Foster, 47 Dock Street, Huddersfield. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School, Huddersfield. Employed as a tailor’s presser by Messrs Brook and Sugden and Company. Single. Enlisted June 1915. Served 10 months in Egypt and then was transferred to France in July, 1916. Killed in action, 28.9.1916, aged 18 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Son of Private JAMES THOMAS FOSTER, killed, 15.10.1915, in France. q.v.).

FOSTER, JAMES THOMAS. Private. No 11007. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Glossop 11.1.1877. Educated St. Mary’s School, Glossop. Husband of Emma Foster, 47 Dock Street, Huddersfield. Employed as a labourer. Attended St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic Church. Served in the South African War. Volunteered for service in August, 1915. Was accidentally killed in the trenches, 15.10.1915, aged 37. The news of his death reached Huddersfield on the day that his son sailed for Egypt. Buried CARNOY MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row O, Grave 4. (Father of Private JAMES FOSTER, killed in action, 28.9.1916, q.v.).

FOSTER, ROBERT. Private. No 21122. 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Burley-in- Wharfedale. Son of Mr Foster, 51 St. Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted in the East Yorkshire Regiment a few months before the outbreak of the war but in August, 1914, he was discharged on account of deafness. He went to work at Messrs Holmes, Turnbridge Ironworks, but at the end of September he applied to join the forces and was successful and enlisted in the

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West Yorkshire Regiment. Was killed in action at Jephson’s Post, Suvla, Gallipoli on 21.11.1915, aged 18 years. Buried HILL 10 CEMETERY, SUVLA, GALLIPOLI. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 3.

FOWLE, CHARLES ALFRED. Private. No 247. 2nd Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Norwich 2.3.1884. Son of the late John Bark Fowle and Georgina Fowle, 21 Row, Lakenham, Norwich. Husband of Alice Selina Fowle, 2 Cuthbert’s Buildings, Northgate, Huddersfield. Was a native of Norwich and had lived for five years in Huddersfield. Employed as a labourer. Had served in South Africa during the Boer War. Enlisted 2.5.1904. Killed in action, 13.10.1914, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private WALTER ERNEST FOWLE, died, 5.3.1919, q.v.).

FOWLE, WALTER ERNEST. Private. No 8035. 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regiment; transferred to No 67350 Labour Corps. Born Lakenham, Norwich, in August 1878. Son of the late John Bark and Georgina Fowle. Husband of Eva Fowle, 58 Essex Street, Norwich and 2 Cuthbert’s Buildings, Northgate, Huddersfield. Employed as a caretaker at Norwich Catholic Church. Served in the South African War. Was making his home in Huddersfield when the war commenced. Died in Huddersfield Royal Infirmary of pneumonia, 5.3.1919, aged 41 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 11B, 116. (Brother of Private CHARLES ALFRED FOWLE, killed in action, 13.10.1914, q.v.).

FOWLER, WILLIAM OSCAR. Private. 1/5th Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 20, Ravensknowle Road, Dalton, 14.6.1890. Son of Joe Hirst and Clara Fowler, 100, Birkhouse Lane, Dalton. Educated Moldgreen Council School and The College Secondary School, Huddersfield. Employed as a tailor’s cutter. Married after enlisting on 3.9.1914. Discharged from the forces on medical grounds, 16.12.1914. Died on 4.8.1917 from a haemorrhage of the lungs at 33 Belton Street, Dalton.

FOWLES, WILLIE. Private. No 2170. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of John Fowles, Chain, Marsden. Attended Marsden Wesleyan Sunday School and Chapel. Employed

as a healder by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company of Marsden. Enlisted September 1914. Spent his 21st birthday in the trenches. Was engaged in fetching water for use in the trenches when he was shot by a sniper on 24.8.1915, aged 21 years. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row EF, Grave 27. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

FOX, JOHN. Private. No 241331. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Husband of Nellie Fox, 178 Albert Street, Lockwood, Huddersfield. Was employed by Messrs Taylor and Lodge of Rashcliffe. Was a member of the Dyers Club. Killed in action, 3.9.1916, aged 34 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

FOX, NORMAN. Private. No 14622. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born South Crosland, Huddersfield, 3.8.1894. Son of Robert and Sarah Fox, 75 Lowerhouses, Almondbury, Huddersfield. Educated at Lowerhouses schools. Employed by Messrs E. Brook Limited as an electrical engineer. Single. Enlisted 16.11.1914. Reported missing at Hill 60, 5.5.1915, aged 17 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milton Independent Church; Lowerhouses War Memorial; Almondbury War Memorial.

FRANCE, ARCHER. Private. No 17/1037. 17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Kirkheaton. Husband of Mrs France, Bog Hall, Colne Bridge, Bradley. Employed as a coal miner. Killed in action, 24.7.1916, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TTHIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley.

FRANCE, FRANK LEEMING. Private. No 36352. ‘D’ Company, 10th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Liverpool 23.6.1891. Son of Joe and Ann France, 28 Cross Lane, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Educated Stile Common Council School, Primrose Hill. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs. Taylor and Littlewood, Newsome Mills where he worked for twelve years.

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Husband of Evelyn France, 19 New Laithe Hill, Newsome, Huddersfield. Enlisted February 1915. Died of wounds at No 21 Casualty Clearing Station, 7.5.1917, aged 26 years. Buried WARLINCOURT HALTE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row G, Grave 16. ROH:- Messrs. Taylor and Littlewood, Newsome Mills

FRANCE, FRED. Rifleman. No C/7548. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Almondbury. Only son of Mr and Mrs James France, 13 Fairhill, Berry Brow. Was secretary of Salem Sunday School, a member of the church choir and keenly interested in church work. Employed by Messrs Revell and Revell, accountants. Killed in action, 15.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried BRONFAY FARM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 21. His parents received the following letter from his friend, Private H. ROBSON. He wrote on the 19th September that they had then just come out of action in the front line, ‘They went into action on the 15th September and Fred was in a very hot place. A shell exploded a very short distance in front of him and Fred lost consciousness immediately and never recovered. Those nearest to him did all they could for him but the case was hopeless from the first. Fred has walked straight ever since he joined the Army. He has always stood up for the weak against the strong and lived a life such as no man need be ashamed of.’ ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

FRANCE, JOHN ARTHUR. Private. No 24400. 8th Battalion The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Born Lockwood 16.6.1888. Son of Allan and Emily France, 19 May Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Educated Crosland Moor Board School. Prior to moving to Barrow-in Furness, was employed as an organ builder by Messrs P. Conacher and Company of Huddersfield. Husband of Ida France, 25 Moor End Road, Lockwood. Enlisted 17.7.1916. Wounded at Ypres, 29.4.1917. Died of wounds at Etaples Base Hospital, 5.5.1917, aged 28 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 18, Row J, Grave 8. ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

FRANCE, JOSEPH WILLIAM. Private. No 55011. 15th/17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Paddock 2.4.1890. Educated Paddock National School. Husband of Lucy France, 3 Lees Yard, Lockwood. (Re-married — Gallagher — 4 Scar, Lockwood). Employed by Messrs J. Hopkinson and Sons Limited, of Birkby, as a moulder’s labourer. Enlisted January 1918. Killed in action, 24.8.1917, aged 28 years. Buried METEREN MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 566.

FRANCE, NORMAN. Driver. No L/18933. ‘B’ Battery, 82nd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 99 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Fourth son of Mr and Mrs Tom France. Educated Mount Pleasant Board School. Employed as an iron moulder by Messrs Calvert Limited, Folly Hall. Attended Milton Congregational Church. He had been secretary of the Sunday School, secretary of the Band of Hope and a member of the church choir. Single. Enlisted 7.4.1915. Killed in action near Dickebusch, Belgium, 21.8.1917, aged 33 years. Buried THE HUTS CEMETERY, DICKEBUSCH. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 9. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Milton Independent Church.

FRANCE, NORMAN. Private. No 34262. 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Born Primrose Hill 21.6.1898. Son of Albert and Ada France, 97 Birch Road, Berry Brow, Huddersfield. Educated Stile Common and Berry Brow Council Schools and Huddersfield Technical College. Attended Berry Brow Wesleyan Church. Employed in the design department at Zetland Mills. Attended Berry Brow Wesleyan School. Was a member of the local cricket and football clubs. Single. Enlisted 17.2.1917. Killed in action at Epehy, 22.3.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

FRANCE, TOM. Corporal. No 27716. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of the late Fred and of Sarah France, Bank Bottom Farm, Marsden. Attended Lingards Wood Bottom Sunday School and a member of Marsden Liberal Club. Employed in the warehouse of Messrs Fisher, Firth and Company, Cellars Clough Mills. Enlisted 5.8.1914. For some time acted as bombing instructor in an English training camp. He

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embarked for France on Easter Monday, 1917. Killed in action, 24.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden Liberal Club; Marsden War Memorial; St. James Church, Slaithwaite.

FRANCE, WILFRED LAWSON. Private. No 2794. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, attached 147th Brigade Machine Gun Company. Born Linthwaite. Son of Henry and Ellen France, 53 Wood Top, Slaithwaite. Employed by Messrs J. and J. Sykes and Sons, coal merchants. Enlisted Christmas 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915, when he was transferred into the transport section and the Machine Gun Company. His work in the transport section kept him in touch with horses and he won 100 francs in a competition for the best groomed horse. Came home on leave a fortnight before his death. Killed in action, 2.7.1916, aged 37 years. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location:- Plot 12, Row M, Grave 1. The first intimation of his death was contained in a letter from Captain W. H. Sproule of the same Company. He wrote, ‘It is with deep regret that I have to inform you that Private France was killed in action on the night of the 2nd inst. His loss ts a great blow to me as he had always been a most bright and cheerful worker in the transport section. I trust that the knowledge that he died whilst doing his duty will be some consolation to you. He was bringing up ammunition for the machine guns on pack mules at the time and was hit by a fragment of high explosive shell, killing him instantly.’ ROH:- Carr Lane Methodist Church, Slaithwaite; St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

FRASER, WILLIAM DAVID, MM. Sergeant. No 2667. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Talybont, Brecon, Wales. Lived 28 Wooler’s Yard, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield. Employed as a chemical worker at Messrs J. W. Leach of Milnsbridge. Married. Had served throughout the South African War Enlisted 8.8.1914. Embarked for France, 15.4.1915. Was known to his friends as “Taffy’. Died of wounds to the skull as a Prisoner of War, 8.9.1916, aged 35 years. Buried MORCHIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Grave 2. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

FREEBOROUGH, MALLINSON. Private. No 86036. 4th Battalion The Middlesex Regiment. Born Primrose Hill 27.6.1898. Son of Mrs Emma Hartley, 3 Prince Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Educated Stile Common Council School. Employed as a wire heald maker by Messrs Barlow and Hocknell. Single. Enlisted 18.2.1917. Died from shrapnel wounds to the chest at No 56 Casualty Clearing Station, Gezaincourt, 26.8.1918, aged 20 years. Buried BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row E, Grave 3. ROH:- St. Matthew’s Church, Primrose Hill; Almondbury War Memorial.

FREEDMAN, MYER, MM. Private. No 13105. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 13.10.1892. Son of Mr and Mrs Freedman, 132 Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield College. He was the only Jewish man born in Huddersfield who was of military age. Before enlistment assisted his father in the tailoring business. He then helped his father in the management of the Olympian Cinema at Longroyd Bridge. He then left Huddersfield to manage a cinema in Yeadon, Leeds, but gave it up when he enlisted in September, 1914. Single. Was awarded the Military Medal on 17.9.1916 for ‘attending to a trench mortar battery No 69/2 single-handed for four days under trying circumstances with great skill between 16.5.1916 and 21.5.1916. He was killed in action near Contalmaison on 19.9.1916, aged 23 years. Buried GORDON DUMP CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row A, Grave 7. His parents received the following letter from Captain G F Sulman, ‘I am sorry to say that I have some bad news about your son Private M. Freedman. We were suddenly shelled and I regret to say that among other casualties your son was killed. I enclose herewith a letter which I found in his paybook addressed to you. I am also sending you his Military Medal ribbon which was presented to him the day before for good work in this battery some months ago. I am sure you will prize the decoration he won.’

FRENCH, EDWARD. Private. No 12619. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of the late Martin French (an old Huddersfield Veteran) and Mrs French, 8 Old Post Office Yard, Castlegate, Huddersfield. Employed by the Huddersfield Corporation

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Cleansing Department. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Had served nine months at the front when he was killed on 28.2.1916, by a shell exploding on his dugout. He was 25 years of age. Buried SPOILBANK CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row L, Grave 3. (Brother of Private JAMES FRENCH, reported missing, 29.7.1916, q.v.).

FRENCH, JAMES. Private. No 14927. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of the late Martin French (an old Huddersfield Veteran) and Mrs French, 8 Old Post Office Yard, Castlegate, Huddersfield. Employed by Bentley’s Yorkshire Brewery Limited. Reported missing, presumed killed, 1.10.1916, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private EDWARD FRENCH, killed in action, 28.2.1916. q.v.).

FRETWELL, FRANK. Private. No 36552. 1/6th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Penistone. Husband of Charlotte Fretwell of Friezland House, Sovereign, Shepley. Employed by British Dyes Limited, of Huddersfield. Enlisted January 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 11.4.1918, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

FRETWELL, FRANK FOSTER. Trooper. No 8664. 5th Dragoon Guards (Princess Charlotte’s Own). Born 5 William Terrace, Alexandra Street, Hull, 27.1.1895. Son of Sam and Harriet Ann Fretwell, 1 Back Spring Street, Huddersfield. Employed as a labourer. Enlisted 10.9.1911. Died of wounds to the head in No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, Proven, Belgium, 30.10.1917. Buried MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row A, Grave 33.

FRISBY, EDWIN HERBERT (TED). Trooper. No L/12834. 9th Lancers (Queen’s Royal). Born St. Helens, Lancashire, 24.12.1882. Son of Tom and the late Sarah Frisby, 25 Arpley Street, Warrington. Educated Spring Grove Board School, Huddersfield. Husband of Helen Gertrude Frisby, 49 Blackhouse Road, Fartown. Employed as a carter on the London and North Western Railway. Had served in the South African War and in India. Called up as a

Reservist, 5.8.1914, in the 9th Lancers in which he had served for 22 years. Died of gunshot wounds to the buttock and pelvis in No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 24.3.1918, aged 36 years. Buried ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 29. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

FROGGATT, ARTHUR. Sapper. No 1496. 2/1st West Riding Field Company, Royal Engineers. Son of Joseph and Margaret Froggatt of Netherton. Was a cabinet maker and had been employed in Sheffield prior to enlistment but previously by Messrs J. Blakeley and Sons of Netherton. Was a member of the Netherton Wesleyan Choir. Single. Enlisted at the outbreak of war. Killed in action, 7.7.1916, aged 27 years. Buried BOUZINCOURT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 9. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial.

FROGGATT, GEORGE. Private. No 241855. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Wakefield. Son of Mr and Mrs Matthew Froggatt, of Rowley Hill, Lepton. Attended Rowley Hill Wesleyan Sunday School and a member of the Rowley Hill cricket club. Employed by Messrs George Thomas and Sons Limited, Fenay Bridge. Enlisted March, 1916, and had been in France nearly twelve months when he was killed on 26.11.1917, at the Battle of Cambrai, aged 21 years. He has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall; memorial in Emley Churchyard.

FROMENT, HAROLD. Rifleman. No R/19788. 9th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born 73 Woodfield Road, Lockwood. Son of Sam and Martha Froment, 2 Meltham Road, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a cotton warehouseman by Messrs William Hirst and Sons of Turnbridge. Attended Lockwood Baptist Chapel. Single. Enlisted February 1916. Had only been in France for three weeks when he was killed on 15.9.1916, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:-

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Lockwood Baptist Chapel; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

FULLER, JOHN. Sapper. No 131603. 236th A.T. Company, Royal Engineers. Born 3 Leeches Yard, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield. Son of the late John Fuller and Jane Fuller. Educated St. Paul’s Church of England School, Southgate, Huddersfield. Employed as a plumber by Messrs J. H. Taylor and Company, Macauley Street, Huddersfield. Attended St. Paul’s Church. Husband of Laura Fuller, Woodbine Cottage, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.12.1915. Died of wounds, 30.11.1917, aged 27. Buried YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 22. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road.

FULLER, JOHN HENRY. Private. No 11341. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Barrow Buildings, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Son of Susannah Whittaker, 154 Wakefield Road, Moldgreen. Educated Moldgreen Council School. Employed as a woollen piecer by Messrs Middlemost Brothers of Birkby. Attended Moldgreen United Methodist Sunday School. Single. Enlisted 26.8.1914. Killed in action at Jephson’s Post, Suvla, Gallipoli, 28.8.1915, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI. His mother received a letter from a comrade of her son, Corporal R. L. BRADSHAW. In the letter he states, ‘that Private Fuller was killed by a sniper. He had been at hits post all day and had just got out of his dug-out in order to have a drink of tea when a bullet struck him in the chest and killed him instantly. Fuller was in Corporal Bradshaw’s squad of stretcher- bearers and the Corporal adds that he had done very good work in bringing in the wounded under heavy fire’. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church; Moldgreen; Christ Church, Moldgreen.

FULLER, WALTER. Corporal. No 3/1924. 7th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Halifax 13.9.1893. Son of Walter and Hannah Fuller, 10 Broomfield Road, Marsh. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a tailor’s cutter by Messrs Bairstow of Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted, 27.8.1914, with his elder brother LAWRENCE FULLER who also served in the 7th Battalion K.O.Y.L.I. Married,

on 10.7.1915, Ethel G. L. Fuller at Nap Hill, Surrey. Left for France on 29.7.1915. Killed in action, 13.9.1915 (his 22nd birthday), one and a quarter miles east of Croix Blanche, near Laventie. Buried RUE-PETILLION MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 36. His brother, Lawrence, wrote home to his parents on the 13.9.1915 which reached them on the morning of 18.9.1915. He wrote, ‘You remember perhaps better than I do it was Walter’s birthday today. It seems so hard he should be hit on this day. He was a Corporal in charge of a party working just behind the parapet. He was in his shirtsleeves at the time and I expect was joking as usual when a shell burst a good distance away. He immediately signalled a washout (or miss) at which those round about of course were compelled to laugh. Another shell burst ten foot away as he was going out of the danger zone and he went down on to his face. He never spoke and passed away without regaining consciousness. There is little condolence in the fact perhaps but he was a soldier always even then. My Officer (Lieutenant Barnaby) has asked me to say he was an esteemed N.C.O. and a fine fellow, one of whom he always admired.’

FULTON, JAMES. Private. No 24559. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Stockport, Cheshire. Son of William and Euphemia Fulton, 1 Spring Terrace, Binn Road, Marsden. Employed as a woollen piecer at Spring Grove Mills, Linthwaite. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Discharged on 5.1.1915 on medical grounds but twice later sought re-enlistment, eventually succeeding in June, 1916. Embarked for France in October, 1916. Was killed in action on the eve of his 21st birthday, 3.5.1918, by the bursting of a shell. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

GALLAGHER, JAMES. Private. No 11265. ‘Y’ Company, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Lived 2a Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Killed in action in the assaault on Tekke Tepe, Suvla, Gallipoli, 9.8.1915, aged 38 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

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GALLAGHER, JAMES. Private. No 10951. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Leeds. Son of Patrick Gallagher, 5 Mill Street, Meadow Road, Leeds. Lived with his aunt, Mrs Ryan, at 17 River View, Aspley, Huddersfield. Enlisted August 1914. Served in Gallipoli, Egypt and France. Died of influenza on leave on 29.10.1918, aged 27 years. Buried LODGE HILL CEMETERY, BIRMINGHAM. Grave location:- B.10, 8, 597D.

GALLAGHER, JAMES WILLIAM. Private. No 240815. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Spivey’s Yard, Castlegate, Huddersfield. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as a labourer by Messrs G. H. Day and Sons, of Milnsbridge. Married, with four children, and lived at 28 Duke Street, Huddersfield. Had served in the South African War. Enlisted January 1915. Killed in action near Cambrai, 28.9.1918, aged 36 years. Buried GRAND RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 5. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GALLAGHER, JOHN. Private. No 15727. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 11 Windsor Court, Castlegate, Huddersfield, 29.9.1896. Son of Thomas and Fanny Gallagher. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as a foundry labourer by Messrs Hopkinson’s, of Birkby. Single. Enlisted 7.3.1915. Sailed from Liverpool in SS Aquitania 3.7.1915 at 3am for Gallipoli. On November 2nd he was operated on for gunshot wounds in the head and left thigh at No 54 Casualty Clearing Station, east of Suvla Point. He died of his wounds the following day on 3.11.1915. He was 19 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI. (Brother of Private PATRICK GALLAGHER, reported missing, presumed killed, 26.4.1915, q.v.).

GALLAGHER, MICHAEL. Rifleman. No B/203508. 1st Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Formerly No C/7623 King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born 7 Swallow Street, Huddersfield. Brother of Margaret Ann Gannon, 4 Quay Street, Huddersfield. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as a dyer’s labourer by the Westfield Cotton Company. Single. Enlisted 13.11.1915. Embarked for France in

June, 1916. Killed in action on the Somme, 19.10.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

GALLAGHER, PATRICK. Private. No 4345. Ist Battalion Connaught Rangers. Born Bradford. Son of Thomas and Fanny Gallagher, 11 Windsor Court, Castlegate, Huddersfield. Single. Killed in action, 26.4.1915, aged 35 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private JOHN GALLAGHER, killed in action at Gallipoli, 3.11.1915, q.v.).

GALLAGHER, PATRICK JAMES. Private. No 16053. ‘D’ Company, 8th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Born Swineford, County Mayo, Ireland. Lived 17 Whitestone Lane, Fartown, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 16.10.1916, aged 22. Buried BANCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- 3, K, 4.

GALLAGHER, TIMOTHY. Private. No 15128. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Castlegate, Huddersfield, 3.5.1890. Son of the late Timothy and Mary Gallagher, Fisher’s Ford, Castlegate. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as an iron fettler by Messrs David Brown and Sons Limited. Married, with one child, lived at 1 Haigh’s Yard, Thomas Street, off Northgate, Huddersfield. Enlisted December 1914. His widow received a letter from Captain Benjamin, of ‘B’ Company, who wrote that on the morning of Sunday, December 19th, whilst they were passing through the streets of Ypres at daybreak, Private Gallagher was struck by a piece of shell in the leg and side and died instantenously. Killed in action, 19.12.1915, aged 26 years. Buried YPRES RESERVOIR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 8. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

GALLOWAY, HENRY JOSEPH, DCM. Sergeant. No 4/8307. 2nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Catherine Galloway and the late George Galloway, of 86 Whiteley Street, Milnsbridge. Employed by Messrs Joseph Dyson and Sons of Milnsbridge. Single. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Awarded the DCM in March, 1917, for ‘long and gallant service with his battalion in France during the past twenty

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eight months.’ Died from wounds received during the German offensive, 12.4.1918, aged 25 years. Buried WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row A, Grave 2.

GALVIN, PETER. Private. No 14404. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 10 Swallow Street, Huddersfield. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School, Huddersfield. Employed as a chemical labourer by Messrs Read, Holliday and Sons. Married, with three children. Lived at 3 Holdroyd’s Yard, Storths, Moldgreen. Had served in the Dardenelles. Died in Alexandria, Egypt, of pneumonia, 19.10.1915. Buried CHATBY WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT. Grave location:- Plot F, Grave 26. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

GARBUTT, JOSEPH. Private. No 3/8389. 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Eston near Middlesbrough. 6.11.1887. Son of Henry and Rachel Garbutt, 492 One Ash Terrace, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Barnaby Moor near Middlesbrough. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Learoyd Brothers. Single. Enlisted 22.8.1914. Killed in action at Neuve Chapelle, 14.5.1915, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Learoyd Brothers; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill.

GARGRAVE, JOHN WILLIAM. Sapper. No 358445. 5th Field Company, Royal Engineers. Formerly No 15426 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirby Malzeard near Ripon, Yorkshire, 24.5.1879. Husband of Hannah Gargrave, 71 Dewhurst Road, Fartown, and father of five children. Employed as a tram driver by Huddersfield Corporation Tramways. Enlisted 15.2.1915. Went to the Dardenelles. Had also served in Egypt and later in France. Had been wounded twice. Killed in action, 29.3.1918, aged 38 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

GARNER, ALBERT. Rifleman. No 2256. 1st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Leicester. Son of Mr and Mrs Aaron Gardiner. Lived Huddersfield. Had served in the South African Campaign. Killed in action, 10.3.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated LE

TOURET MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:-. St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; Lepton Parish Church.

GARRINGTON, GEORGE WILLIAM. Private. No 19617. 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born West Hartlepool. Enlisted Huddersfield. Lived Lindley, Huddersfield. Died in Germany, 15.12.1918. Buried HAMBURG CEMETERY, OHLSDORF, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row B, Grave 15. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

GARSIDE, ADDIN. Gunner. No 127356. 128th Battery, 29th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Fourth son of Mr and Mrs Garside, Oak Terrace, 683 Manchester Road, Linthwaite, Huddersfield. Attended Linthwaite Church and Sunday School and was a member of the Church bible class. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Charles Lockwood and Sons Limited, Black Rock Mills, Linthwaite. Was a playing member of the Broad Oak Cricket Club. Enlisted 1.1.1916. Embarked for France 10.4.1916. Killed in action, 18.10.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

GARSIDE, ARTHUR, MM. Private. No 11010. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lowergate, Huddersfield, 1892. Parents lived at Wilson’s Buildings, Great Northern Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Paddock Church School. Employed as a fettler by Messrs Middlemost Brothers, Clough House. Husband of Mrs L. Garside, 49 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Three children. Enlisted 10.8.1914. Awarded the Military Medal in 1916 for ‘gallantry and bravery on the field of battle’. Wounded in the Dardenelles, 5.9.1915. Killed in action, 26.4.1917, aged 25, in France. Buried HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 3. ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church.

GARSIDE, FRED. Private. No 72044. 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Formerly No 23041 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of Daniel and Jane Garside. Husband of Bessie Garside, 172 Wag Lane, Atherton, near Manchester. Killed in action, 22.10.1918. Buried HONNECHY BRITISH

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CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 61. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

GARSIDE, HARRY. Private. No DM2/231791. 738th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Born Slaithwaite. Husband of Lucy H. Garside, 20 Waverley Street, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Died in the Colne and Holme Joint Hospital at Meltham Moor from Enteric Fever on 14.8.1919, aged 39 years, a few days after returning from Constantinople. Buried SLAITHWAITE CEMETERY. Grave location:- B, 1, 110. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

GARSIDE, JOE. Private. No 39664. 8th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Longwood. Son of Mrs Tom Garside, 12 Ray Gate, Mount, Longwood. Husband of Sarah Jane Garside of 19 High Street, Scapegoat Hill, Golcar. Employed by Messrs Peckett and Sons, Portland Mills, Lindley as a weaver. Was a member of the Golcar Cricket and Bowling Club. Attended the Scapegoat Hill Baptist Chapel and was a member of the Liberal Club. Killed in action, 7.6.1917, aged 34 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Bethel United Methodist Chapel; Outlane.

GARSIDE, JOSEPH. Private. No 16434. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born New Mill, Holmfirth. Enlisted Earsdon, Northumberland. Reported missing, presumed killed, 26.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GARSIDE, JOSEPH. Private. No 41924. 1/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Lived 127 Royd Street, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Employed as a fettler by Messrs Pogson and Company, Bridge Street Mills, Slaithwaite. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Socalist Institute and a playing member of the Slaithwaite juniors football club. Enlisted April 1916. Embarked for France after three months training. Reported missing, presumed killed, 9.10.1917, aged 37 years. Buried TYNE COT CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 28, Row H, Grave 22. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

GARSIDE, THOMAS HENRY. Private. No 241814. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Longwood. Son of Richard and Elizabeth Garside, 10 Kew Hill, Lindley. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GARSIDE, THOMAS OUGHTIBRIDGE. 2nd Lieutenant. 4th Battalion Royal Berkshire Regiment. Born Lindley 24.1.1886. Son of Frank Oughtibridge Garside and Annie Frances Garside, Netherfield, South Crosland, Huddersfield. Educated at Wakefield Grammar School and Queens College, Oxford, which he left in 1905. Before enlisting, in August 1915, was a schoolmaster at Dulwich College, London. Single. Joined the Inns of Court Officers’ Training Corps in April, 1915. Wounded during an attack on Thiepval in August, 1916, and invalided home. Went out again in February, 1917. Killed in action, 5.4.1917, during the attack and capture of the village of Ronnsoy during the German retreat from the Somme. Buried TEMPLEUX- LE-GUERARD BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 29. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

GARTHWAITE, EDGAR. Private. No 241966. 2/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Kirkheaton. Worked at Fields Cooperative Store, Kirkheaton, as a shop assistant. Was a member of the choir at Fields Congregational Church. Enlisted March 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

GARTHWAITTE, JACK. Private. No 95157. Royal Fusiliers, posted to 2nd/2nd Battalion (London Regiment) Royal Fusiliers. Born Bradley Mills 23.12.1898. Son of James and Florence Garthwaite, of 24 Lane End, Dalton, Huddersfield. Educated at Kirkheaton Schools. Employed as an under-spinner by Messrs J. Fenton and Sons Limited, Bradley Mills. Single. Enlisted 2.4.1917. Wounded 20.9.1918. Died of his wounds at No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 23.10.1918, aged 19 years. Buried

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ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row J, Grave 1. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton; commemorated on headstone in Kirkheaton Cemetery.

GARTSIDE, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 31708. 13th (1st Barnsley Pals) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 4170 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Eldest son of Fred and Sarah Mary Lawson Gartside, 3 Birchencliffe Hill, Huddersfield. Employed by Mr Sam Wilkinson at Blackley Brick Works, Elland. Killed in action, 29.6.1917, aged 25 years. Buried ALBUERA CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 13. ROH:- St. Philip’s Church, Birchencliffe.

GARTSIDE, WILLIAM. Corporal. No 10761. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Husband of Edith Gartside, 138 Springdale Street, Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield. Three children. Employed in the dyehouse of Messrs Cock Brothers of Linthwaite. Enlisted August 1914. Shortly before he met his death he received a Distinguished Service Certificate for bringing in two wounded men after a raid. Killed in action, 2.9.1917, aged 35. Buried St. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 7. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

GATEHOUSE, FRED. Private. No 16/1577. 16th Battalion (1st Bradford Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Bramley, near Leeds, 5.8.1896. Son of Ben and Emma Gatehouse, 603 Woodlands Terrace, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a textile engineer. Single. Enlisted 16.1.1915. Killed in action on the Somme, 3.7.1916, aged 19 years. Buried COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 19. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill.

GAULTON, JAMES HUMPHREY. Private. No 77088. 7th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Tunstall, Staffordshire, 6.1.1880. Son of Humphrey and Mary Gaulton of Tunstall. Educated at Tunstall school. Husband of Sarah Ann Gaulton, 23 St. Paul’s Street, Huddersfield. Employed as a bricklayer. Enlisted 9.9.1916. Killed in action, 11.11.1917, aged 37 years. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY,

BOESINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row B, Grave 33. ROH:- Northumberland Street Primitive Methodist Church.

GAUNT, CHARLES HENRY. Private. No 23347. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Merthyr Tydvil, South Wales. Son of Mr and Mrs Gaunt, Laurel Lea, Cowlersley Lane, Milnsbridge. Husband of Mrs Gaunt, 3 Lodge, Linthwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs John Crowther and Sons of Milnsbridge. Was a member of Linthwaite Church choir. Enlisted 1.8.1916. Embarked for France December, 1916. Was taken prisoner at Monchy-le-Preux, 25.4.1917. Died of wounds in Germany, 25.6.1917. Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 17, Row B, Grave 29. His wife received the following letter from the Chief Medical Officer at Reserve Lazarett, Berkkaserne, Munster; ‘I regret to inform you that your husband, Private CHARLES HENRY GAUNT of the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment died in this hospital in consequence of a wound in the right thigh sustained in the battle near Monchy in April. Accompanied by a priest and his comrades he has been buried at the cemetery of the prisoners of war not far from this city.’ Mrs Gaunt also received a letter from a Private in the King’s Liverpool Regiment who was an orderly in the camp. He wrote, ‘Your husband came with a transport of his comrades wounded from the front and as far as his wounds were concerned made excellent progress. Unfortunately his very weak state and the condition of his heart could not enable him to recover and tn spite of all efforts he passed peacefully away this morning. I who write this letter are the English Prisoner Orderly in charge of English patients here and I can assure you that everything that could be done was done for your husband.’ ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

GERMAIN, HAROLD. Private. No 57358. 17th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Formerly No 38067 Leicestershire Regiment. Born 61 Beech Street, Paddock. Son of Mr and Mrs Robert Germain, 154 Longwood Road, Longwood. Educated Paddock Council School. Attended Paddock Wesleyan Church. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs Martin, Sons and Company Limited. Enlisted 20.12.1917. Died, 18.7.1918, aged 18 years. Buried GODEWAERSVELDE

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BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 7. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Shared Church, Paddock.

GIBSON, ALFRED. Private. No 21216. 10th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Huddersfield 6.2.1893. Educated St. Andrew’s School, Huddersfield. Employed as a labourer at Central Ironworks, Huddersfield. Married. Prior to enlistment, lived at 22a York Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted January 1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

GIBSON, ARTHUR. Private. No 29706. 2nd Battalion Dublin Fusiliers. Formerly No 369 Durham Light Infantry. Born Kilner Bank, Moldgreen 30.7.1890. Educated Moldgreen Council School. Employed as a hoist tenter by Messrs Joshua Lumb and Sons of Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Married, with two children. Prior to enlistment lived at 1 Kaye’s Yard, Thomas Street, Huddersfield. Died of pneumonia at No 21 Casualty Clearing Station, Gezaincourt, 30.9.1918, aged 28 years. Buried BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row G, Grave 7. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

GIBSON, ERNEST ALFRED. Lance Corporal. No 305494. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs A. J. Gibson of Irthlingboro’, Northamptonshire. Employed at Ready Carr Mill, Marsden. Single. Lived with his cousin, Sergeant Gibson, at Hard End, Marsden. Had served four years as a Territorial in the Northamptonshire Regiment. Enlisted August 1914. Wounded, 25.7.1917, at Nieuport, Belgium, and died the following day, 26.7.1917, aged 24 years. Buried COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row L, Grave 7. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

GIBSON, FRED BAMFORTH. Private. No 1929. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of John William and Jane Gibson, 7 Linfit Hall, Linthwaite. Attended Slaithwaite Wesleyan Church and was a member of the Linthwaite Hall Cricket Club. Had worked as a weaver before the war but

ill health had forced him out of work. Enlisted September 1914. In October, 1915, he was severely wounded in the thigh and was in hospital in England for some time. Killed in action, 21.2.1917, aged 24 years. Buried LA FERMONT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 8. His parents received the following letter from Lieutenant Doggett of their son’s Company. He wrote, ‘Private Gibson was in a dugout in the front line trenches while the enemy were shelling and one shell blew in the dugout he was in. We all feel his loss very much as he was a good soldier and had been recommended for promotion.’ ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GIBSON. GEORGE. Private. No 3/9637. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Killed in action at Hill 60, 5.5.1915.

Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

GIBSON, GEORGE EDWARD. Private. No 64010. 11th Battalion The Welsh Regiment. Born Denby Dale. Son of George Edward and Fanny Gibson of Birdsedge, Denby Dale. Killed in action in Salonika, Greece, 18.9.1918, aged 22 years. Buried DOIRAN MILITARY CEMETERY, GREECE. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 19. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

GIBSON, GLADSTONE. Lance Corporal. No 2865. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born High Hoyland. Son of Alma and Elizabeth Gibson, of Clayton West. A shell fell on his dugout on 3.7.1916 and he was killed instantly, he was 26 years old. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row J, Grave 4. ROH:- Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GIBSON, JOHN WILLIAM. Corporal. No 1791. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Lived 12 Clough Lane, Paddock. Employed as a teamer by the London and North Western Railway Company. Killed in action, 3.7.1916, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Saint’s Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

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GIBSON, MANSFIELD. Private. No 242183. 12th Battalion East Surrey Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs William Gibson, 18 Midland Street, Hillhouse, Huddersfield, and nephew of Mr Albert Townend of Crosland Moor. Employed as a fitter at British Dyes Limited. Killed in action, 5.8.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

GIBSON, MILNER. Private. No S/40361. 1st Battalion The Queen’s Own (Cameron Highlanders). Born Dalton. Son of Fred and Christine Gibson, 13 Dalton Fold, Dalton. Killed in action, 17.11.1917, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

GIBSON, STANLEY. Private. No 59009. 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Alfred and Sarah Ann Gibson, 2 Hawthorne Terrace, Crosland Moor. Employed as a warehouse clerk by Messrs Crowther Brothers of Milnsbridge. Enlisted 4.3.1916. Wounded in March, 1918. Died of pneumonia following upon influenza in Germany on 13.2.1919, aged 25 years. Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 12, Row A, Grave 12. ROH:- Milton Independent Church; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

GIFFORD, WALTER. Private. No 23893. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 24.11.1893. Son of Mrs A. Gifford, 64 South Street, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed as an upholsterer by Messrs Hobson and Taylor, furnishers, New Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted January 1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Cambrai, 21.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GIGGLE, ALBERT. Private. No 2205. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs R. Giggle, 44 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Employed as a cutter by Messrs

Bairstows, Sons and Company, wholesale clothiers, of Huddersfield. Attended St. Michael’s Mission Church and Sunday School, Golcar. Enlisted at the outbreak of war and embarked for France in April, 1915. When home on leave in May, 1916, he married Miss Walker, of Lindley Street, Longwood. Killed in action, 17.9.1916, (the day following his 23rd birthday). Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; St. John’s Church, Golcar; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GILBY, WILLIE. Private. No 18634. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Hay Green, Marsden 23.5.1893. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a warehouseman. Single. At the time of enlistment, was living at 5 Kirk Place, Trinity Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 28.1.1916. Killed in action on the Somme, 7.7.1916, aged 23 years. Buried GORDON DUMP CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 4.

GILDEA, DANIEL, DCM. Corporal. No 3/7822. 6th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield 27.9.1894. Nephew of Miss M. Gildea, 7 Tindall’s Buildings, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Educated St. Patrick’s Roman Catholic School. Employed as a mason on the new Post Office Buildings in Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Single. Was called up on 4.8.1914 as a Reservist. Was wounded in the battle of Neuve Chapelle and had served in Gallipoli and Egypt. Was awarded the DCM. for ‘conspicuous gallantry in going out sniping night after night.’ (London Gazette 21st June 1916). Was also mentioned in despatches. Reported missing and later presumed to have been killed on 27.9.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

GILLING, GEORGE FREDERIC. Private. No 3396. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 55 Merton Street, Huddersfield, 9.12.1894. Son of George and Mary Ellen Gilling, 15 Thornton Lodge Road, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs Lockwood and Keighley Limited, Upperhead Mills, Huddersfield. Single. A keen sportsman. Was in the local Territorials prior to the war.

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Enlisted October 1914. Killed by shrapnel, 4.8.1916, aged 21 years. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row M, Grave 1. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GILL, ARCHIBALD. Rifleman. No R/19777. 16th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Honley. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Gill, 29 Yew Street, Honley. Attended Honley Wesleyan Sunday School. Was a member of Honley Wesleyan Cricket Club and a former member of the Honley Day School football team. Employed at Messrs Oldham’s dyeworks at Moll Spring. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France in July, 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 5.11.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

GILL, EDMUND. Corporal. No 40436. Royal Air Force. Born Thurstonland. Elder son of the late Henry Gill of East View, Thurstonland. Was a trustee of the Wesleyan Chapel and a member of the choir. Was also a member of the Church Institute and an officer of the Order of Druids. Played cricket for the Thurstonland club. Employed on the works staff at Storths Hall Asylum. Married. Was accidentally killed, §.11.1918, at an aerodrome in England. Major Denniston, of the R.A.F, wrote to the widow telling her how the accident happened, ‘A machine belonging to the other squadron on this aerodrome had crashed in the field next to the men’s mess and your husband along with several others rushed to the scene with fire extinguishers as the machine had by this time caught fire. While they were giving all the assistance they possibly could the bombs the machine was carrying exploded and I am sorry to say fatally injured your husband. The squadron mourns his loss with you as he was one of our finest men and I on behalf of all the Officers, N.C.O.’s and men offer you my most sincere sympathy at this trying time.’ Buried in St. THOMAS’S CHURCHYARD, THURSTONLAND. Grave Location:- 204, South-West. ROH:- Thurstonland War Memorial.

GILL, HAROLD. Private. No 23565. 2nd Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly No 173767 Royal Engineers. Born Hepworth. Son of Councillor and Mrs Edric Gill

of Newfield House, Cumberworth. Employed as a farmer. Enlisted Aldershot.. Killed in action, 2.4.1917. Buried CROISILLES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 6. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial.

GILL, JACK EASTWOOD. Sergeant. No 2455. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, attached 147th Machine Gun Corps. Born Windhill, Shipley, Yorkshire. Adopted son of Walter and Eliza Ann Gill, 27 Station Road, Golcar. Employed as a weaver at Messrs Pearson Brothers, Victoria Mills. Single. Enlisted October 1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. He wrote home frequently and one of the characteristics of his letters to his relatives and friends was a cheerful and optimistic spirit that always pervaded them. He never complained about anything and always counselled those at home to keep smiling. Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme, 16.7.1916, aged 22 years. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location:- Plot 12, Row J, Grave 6. His mother received a letter from his Captain in which he wrote, ‘It ts with deep regret that I have to send you the sad news of Sergeant Gill’s death. He was killed while building a machine gun emplacement last night (the 15th inst). His loss ts a very great blow to me and to all who were in any way connected with him. He was one of the very best Sergeants and was the most willing, keen and hard worker it has ever been my lot to meet. He never regained consciousness after being hit and died about twelve hours later. I sincerely trust that the knowledge that he died nobly, was doing his duty for King and Country will be of some comfort to you in your great bereavement.’ ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GILL, STANLEY. Private. No 29049. 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Netherthong, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs B. Gill, Stoney Croft, Netherthong. Educated Netherthong Day School where Mr James Jackson was the headmaster. Attended Netherthong Church Sunday School and was a member of the boy scouts. He became a student at the Holmfirth Day School, where he studied chemistry, drawing and building construction. He became an apprentice with Messrs John Ratcliffe and Sons, builders and contractors, St.

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John’s Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted February 1917. Killed in action at Passchendaele, 26.10.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Netherthong Working Men’s Club.

GIRLING, THEODORE AUGUSTUS. Captain. Canadian Army Veterinary Corps, attached 2nd Canadian Div. H.Q. Born Huddersfield. Son of the late Rev. William Henry Girling, of Wilshaw, Meltham, and of Lockwood and of Mrs Mary Lucy Girling, 38 Stanley Street, Lindley. Husband of Dora Simcox Girling, 121 Beechwood Avenue, Victoria, British Colombia, Canada. Went to Canada in 1902. Was a veterinary surgeon in Canada. Enlisted in 1915. Died of bronchial pneumonia at Namur, Belgium, 1.3.1919, aged 43 years. Buried BELGRADE CEMETERY, NAMUR. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 15. Captain Girling wrote the following poem entitled ‘DUMB HEROES’:

There’s a DSO for the Colonel, A Military Cross for the Sub., A medal or two when we all get through, And a bottle of wine with our grub. There’s a stripe of gold for the wounded, A rest by the bright seashore. And a service is read when we bury our dead, When our country has one hero more.

But what of our poor dumb heroes, That we send without choice to the fight? That strain at the load on the shell swept road, As they take up the rations at night. They are shelling at Hellfire Corner There’s shrapnel bursting fast o’er the square; And the bullets drum as the transports come With food for the soldiers there.

The halt till the shelling ts over, The rush through the line of fire, The glaring light in the dead of night And the terrible sights in the mire. It’s the daily work of the horses And they answer the spur and the rein With quickended breath, mid the toll of death In the mud and the holes and the rain.

There’s a fresh healed wound on the chestnut, The black mare’s neck has a mark;

The brown mule’s new mate won't keep the same gait As the one killed last night in the dark. But they walk with the spirit of heroes They dare, not for medal or cross; But for duty alone, into peril unknown They go, never counting their loss.

There’s a swift painless death for the hopeless, With a grave in a shell hole or field; There’s a hospital base for the casualty case, And a vet for those easily healed. But there’s never a shadow of glory, A cheer or speech in their praise, As patient and true they carry us through With limbers on shot riven ways.

So here’s to dumb heroes of Britain, Who serve her as nobly and true As the best of her sons, mid the roar of the guns And the best of her boys on the blue. They are shocked, they are bruised and they’re broken, They are wounded and torn as they fall, But they’re strong and they’re brave, To the verge of the grave, and of heroes they’re truest of all.

GLEDHILL, AGUR. Private. No 40870. 2/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Spring Mill, Milnsbridge. Son of Joe and Martha Gledhill, 274 Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor. Husband of Sarah H. Gledhill, 272 Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor. Educated Crosland Moor Council School. Employed as a tailor. Reported missing at the Battle of Cambrai, 29.11.1917, aged 34 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

GLEDHILL, ALBERT. Sergeant. No 23891. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born New Hey Road, Oakes, Huddersfield, 18.2.1882. Son of Mr J. Gledhill, Dalton Bank Road, Colne Bridge, Bradley. Educated at Oakes Council School, Lindley. Employed as a night piecer by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Was a member of the Cliffe End Working Men’s Club. Played in the Linthwaite and Milnsbridge Socalist Brass Bands. Married, with five children. Lived 64 Cliffe End Hill, Longwood. Enlisted July 1915. Embarked for France in October, 1916. Severely wounded in the jaw and shoulder on 10.12.1916. Died of

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his wounds at No 9 Casualty Clearing Station on 13.12.1916, aged 34 years. Buried CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot

8, Row E, Grave 14. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

GLEDHILL, ALBERT. (Served under the assumed name of ALBERT SYKES). Private. No 9481. Depot Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Thomas and Mary Gledhill of Golcar; husband of Jennie Gledhill, 36 West Hill Road, Wandsworth, London. Died at home, 5.7.1917, aged 51 years. Buried St. JAMES CHURCHYARD, NORTON-JUXTA- KEMPSEY, WORCS.

GLEDHILL, CHARLES. Private. No 41588. 17th Battalion (2nd Leeds Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Leeches, Outlane, 12.3.1886. Son of Thomas and Alicia Gledhill, Lea Farm, Outlane. Educated Outlane Board School. Attended Bethel United Methodist Sunday School, Outlane. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Gee and Whiteley Limited, Parkwood Mills, Longwood. Married, with three children, living at 3 St. George’s Square, Outlane. Enlisted 22.8.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 31.8.1917, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Bethel United Methodist Chapel, Outlane.

GLEDHILL, FRANCIS (FRANK) AINLEY. Gunner. No 151438. 342nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Marsh, Huddersfield. Son of the late John and Harriet Gledhill, 863 North Grove, Manchester Road, Linthwaite. Was a partner in the firm of Messrs Gledhill Brothers, of Lockwood. Attended Golcar Baptist Chapel. Was a member of the Craft Mark and Royal Arch Masonic Lodges of Slaithwaite. Was also a member of the Slaithwaite and District Golf Club. Prior to enlistment was an enthuastic member of the Motor Volunteers. Embarked for France in May, 1917, after training at Lydd, Kent. Died from gunshot wounds to the right side and thigh, 20.9.1918, aged 35 years. Buried TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 5. ROH:-

Linthwaite War Memorial; Golcar Baptist Church.

GLEDHILL, GEORGE RICHARD. 2nd Lieutenant. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s

Regiment. Born Manchester Road, Huddersfield 24.11.1896. Son of Walter and Hannah Mary Gledhill, Wellhouse, Thongsbridge. Spent his childhood in Petrograd, Russia. Educated at Mr Wild’s College School, Huddersfield, Ackworth School, Pontefract, and Institut Dr Schmidt, St. Gallen, Switzerland. Was a member of the firm of Walter Gledhill and Sons Limited, woollen manufacturers, Bridge Mills, Holmfirth. At the time of enlistment was living at Neva Bank, 86 New North Road, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 3.9.1914. Killed in action in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 3.9.1916, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield College School; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GLEDHILL, HARRY. Private. No 350342. 12th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Formerly No 11381 Royal Scots Fusiliers. Born Snowlee, Longwood, 6.12.1898. Son of Mark and Sarah Jane Gledhill, 160 South Street, The Moor, Sheffield (late of 1 Colwyn Street, Marsh). Educated Outlane Council School. Employed as a pawnbroker’s assistant by Mr Claude Hill of King Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 6.11.1916. Killed in action, 16.7.1918, aged 20 years. Buried KLEIN-VIERSTRAAT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row A, Grave 6. ROH:- High Street United Methodist Church; memorial in Salendine Nook Churchyard.

GLEDHILL, JACK GUDGER. Private. No 2206. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, attached 147th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Born Golcar 9.3.1895. Son of Mrs Lena Gledhill, 5 Thornhill Avenue, Lindley. Educated at Oakes Council School. Was a member of Oakes Baptist Sunday School. Employed as an electrician’s apprentice by Messrs J. A. Taylor and Company, Macaulay Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 10.9.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Had been twice wounded and once in hospital suffering from trench fever. Killed in action at Thiepval as he advanced with his gun to the German lines, 3.9.1916, aged 21 years. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location:- Plot 12, Row M, Grave 10. (Brother of Private STANLEY GLEDHILL, killed in action, 22.3.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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GLEDHILL, JOE. Sergeant. No 305068. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Charles and Amelia Gledhill, of Southport, and formerly of Golcar. Husband of Mary A. Gledhill 160 Leymoor Road, Golcar. Attended St. John’s Church, Golcar. Prior to enlistment, had worked for Mr S. T. Shaw, chemist, of Golcar and then for Messrs Hirst and Mallinson of Longwood as a weaver. Had served eight years in the local Territorials. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. During the Battle of Bullecourt, on 3.5.1917, Sergeant Gledhill was reported missing but it was later ascertained that he and a few of his men were imprisoned in a shellhole for five days and were utterly exhausted when eventually discovered at the end of that time. Killed in action, 17.9.1917, aged 26 years. Buried FAVREUIL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row FE, Grave 20. His widow received letters from four of his chums and one the letters said, ‘Your husband was in charge of a working party when he was hit in the back of the head by a shell and he never regained consciousness, death being instantaneous. Sergeant Gledhill was very highly thought of by all, his cheery disposition and true heartedness endearing him to Officers and men alike.’ ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GLEDHILL, JOHN MILTON. Private. 8th Training Reserve Battalion. Born Oakes, Lindley, 4.10.1899. Educated Paddock Council School. Employed as a labourer. Single. Enlisted 5.11.1917. Died on 6.9.1918 at Storths Hall Asylum.

GLEDHILL, JOHN TAYLOR. Private. No 40858. 16th Battalion (1st Bradford Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 29/706 Northumberland Fusiliers. Eldest son of Mr and Mrs Joe Gledhill, 33 Knowle Bank, Golcar. Attended St. John’s Church, Golcar. Employed as a weaver by Messrs George Mallinson and Sons of Linthwaite. Was a member of Golcar Conservative Club. Enlisted May 1916. Embarked for France in September 1916. Reported missing after an engagement on 27.2.1917. Twenty two weeks later he wrote home to say that he was a Prisoner of War and in good health. Died as a Prisoner of War, 24.7.1917, aged 33 years. Buried VALENCIENNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row D, Grave 27. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; memorial in St. John’s Churchyard.

GLEDHILL, PERCY. Private. No 205238. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Skelmanthorpe. Husband of Ellen Gledhill, Queen Street, Skelmanthorpe. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Field and Botterill of Skelmanthorpe. Enlisted May 1917. Died of gunshot wounds to the jaw, 15.5.1918, aged 29 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 84. ROH:- St. Aidan’s Church, Skelmanthorpe.

GLEDHILL, PHILIP COULSON. Private. No 130269. ‘C’ Company, 45th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 52nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 82 Birkby Hall Road, Huddersfield, 13.6.1900. Son of the late Harry Coulson Gledhill and of Florence Augusta Gledhill. Educated at St. John’s Church of England School, Birkby and Almondbury Grammar School. Employed as a metallurgical chemist at Messrs Hopkinsons, of Birkby. Enlisted, 20.6.1918, in the West Yorkshire Regiment. Demobilized after the Armistice. Re-enlisted in General Ironside’s relief force to Russia on 14.4.1919. Killed in action, 10.8.1919, as 2nd Lewis gunner, at Seltso near Lipovets on the Dvina river, about 173 miles south east of Archangel, North Russia. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, RUSSIA. Is also commemorated on BROOKWOOD RUSSIA MEMORIAL in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey. ROH:- Almondbury Grammar School; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; St. Cuthbert’s Church, Birkby.

GLEDHILL, ROBERT RANDOLPH. Lance Corporal. No 41894. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of James and Sarah Gledhill, The Rock, Golcar. Attended St. John’s Church, Golcar and was secretary of the sick and funeral society at the school. Employed as a clerk in the warehouse of Messrs Fisher and Company, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France 10.1.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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GLEDHILL, STANLEY. Sergeant. No 12621. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar 31.5.1893. Educated Oakes Council School. Attended Oakes Baptist Sunday School and was a member of the Lindley Liberal Club. Employed as a pattern weaver by Messrs Martin, Sons and Company of Oakes. Single. Enlisted 1.9.1914. Shortly before his death had been recommended for a commission and had been awarded the French Croix-de-Guerre. Had also received a Divisional Certificate for Gallantry, ‘Presented to No 12621 Corporal Stanley Gledhill of the Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment). In recognition of conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under heavy fire at Arras on the night of 6th and 7th September 1917.’ Killed in action at Havrincourt, 22.3.1918, aged 24 years. Buried LOWRIE CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 14. (Brother of Private JACK GUDGER GLEDHILL, killed in action, 3.9.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

GLEDHILL, WALTER. Private. No 32040. 8th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Kew Hill, Longwood. Son of Maria Gledhill, 509 New Hey Road, Mount, Outlane. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a woollen piecer by Messrs F. Peckett and Sons Limited, Portland Mills, Lindley. Single. Enlisted 7.11.1916. Killed in action south west of Armentieres, 7.9.1918, aged 20. Has no known grave. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial; Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane.

GOLDSBROUGH, HORACE. Private. No 241905. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Mirfield 23.8.1895. Son of Walter Goldsborough, 22 South Parade, Huddersfield. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Worked for his father in the tailoring and costume business at 22 South Parade, Huddersfield. Enlisted 16.3.1916. Reported missing, 3.5.1917, and afterwards presumed to have died on that date, aged 21. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GOLDTHORPE, FRANK. Lance Corporal. No 4/3585. 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Husband of Mrs Goldthorpe, ‘Portlands’, Marsh, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 16.8.1916, aged 25. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row M, Grave 10.

GOLDTHORPE, JOHN WILLIAM. Gunner. No 151078. Royal Garrison Artillery. Son of Albert and Sarah Goldthorpe, of New Hagg Farm, Oldfield, Honley. Died at home 19.2.1919. Buried HONLEY CHURCH BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- 61, 3639. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

GOLDTHORPE, LEWIS. Private. No 38129. 17th Battalion (2nd Leeds Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Son of Mr Mr Albert Goldthorpe of North Road, Kirkburton. Reported missing, 17.4.1917, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. He has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

GOMERSAL, JOHN CHARLES. Private. No 40242. 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 12 Colne Bridge, Bradley, 8.4.1889. Son of Albert Gomersall, 12 Colne Bridge, Bradley. Educated at Bradley Church of England School. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs H. Walker and Sons of Mirfield. Single. Enlisted in 1916. Reported wounded and missing, 1.10.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en- ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley.

GOODRICK, HERBERT. Private. No 2872. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Hillhouse, Huddersfield, 22.7.1889. Son of Ashley and Annie Goodrick, 1 Colne Terrace, Aspley, Huddersfield. Educated St. John’s School, Hillhouse. Employed as a tailor’s presser by Messrs Brook and Sugden, Paige Street, Huddersfield. Married. Living at 15 Robinson Street, Aspley. Enlisted 3.9.1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, 17.9.1916, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; Christ Church, Moldgreen; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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GOODWIN, HARRY. Private. No 32963. 6th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Hillhouse, Huddersfield. Son of Peter T. and Zillah Goodwin, 47 Clement Street, Birkby. Educated Hillhouse Council School. Employed as a clerk in the Huddersfield Corporation rate office. Single. Enlisted January 1917. Wounded at Armentieres 20.3.1918. Died of wounds at Queen’s Hospital, Frognal, Sidcup, Kent, 10.6.1918, aged 21 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- SB, 1. ROH:- Huddersfield Corporation Roll; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

GOODWORTH, HARRY. Private. No 235144. 2/7th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Formerly 205196 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Clayton West 31.3.1884. Educated at Clayton West Schools and Kayes Board School. Employed as a credit draper and also by Messrs Hirst, Kettlewell and Company, Dundas Street, Huddersfield, as a tailor’s cutter. Husband of Elsie Taylor Goodworth, 4 Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 10.4.1917. Was in training for twelve weeks and then embarked for France on 3.7.1917. Was transferred to the Worcestershire Regiment on arriving in France. Wounded at the Battle of Cambrai, 4.12.1917. Died of his wounds at Le Treport, 13.12.1917, aged 33 years. Buried MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row C, Grave 6B. ROH:- Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

GOOD YEAR, THOMAS. Sapper. No 282721. 66th Wagon Erecting Company Royal Engineers. Born Slaithwaite 26.2.1899. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Married, with two children. Prior to enlistment, lived at 26 Crosland Road, Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield. Employed as an iron moulder by Messrs France and Brook, of Slaithwaite. Enlisted 24.2.1917. Died of a cerebral haemorrhage at No 35 General Hospital, Calais, 7.5.1918, aged 31 years. Buried LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 4. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

GOODYEAR, WILLIAM. Bombardier. No 110237. 219th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Jim Lane, Marsh, 21.9.1879. Son of the late Joseph and Sarah Goodyear. Husband of Elizabeth Goodyear. Educated Paddock

Council School. Employed as a gardener. At the time of enlistment, was living at Arden Cottage, Shirley Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham. Enlisted July 1916. Killed in action, 7.10.1917, aged 38 years. Buried VOORMEZELLE ENCLOSURE No 1 & 2. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row K, Grave 42. ROH:- Shared Church, Paddock.

GORDGE, JAMES. Lance Corporal. No 17419. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bury 9.8.1878. Educated at St. Thomas’s School, Huddersfield. Employed as a boiler firer. Husband of Elizabeth Ann Gordge, 58 Thomas Street, off Northgate, Huddersfield. Enlisted 16.8.1915. Killed during the Battle of the Somme, 10.7.1916, aged 37 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

GOULDER, GEORGE THOMAS. Gunner. No 103844. 115th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Carlton, Nottinghamshire. Married, with two children. Lived 12 Booth Banks, Slaithwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Pearson Brothers, Commercial Mills, Slaithwaite. Played in the first team for Slaithwaite Cricket Club. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Socalist Club. Died as a result of a fractured skull at No 46 Casualty Clearing Station on 20.11.1917, aged 28 years. Buried MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row G, Grave 13. (Brother of Privates SYDNEY and WILLIAM HENRY GOULDER, both of whom died of wounds, q.v.). ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

GOULDER, SYDNEY. Private. No 306335. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of George Goulder, 5 Gladstone Buildings, Marsden. Employed as a piecer by Messrs Robinson Brothers, Clough Lee Mills, Marsden. Played cricket for the Marsden second eleven. Enlisted in 1916 and embarked for France at Christmas, 1916. Died of gunshot wounds at No 49 Casualty Clearing Station, 18.4.1917, aged 30 years. Buried ACHIET- LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 9. (Brother of Privates GEORGE THOMAS GOULDER and WILLIAM HENRY GOULDER, both of whom died of wounds, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

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GOULDER, WILLIAM HENRY. Private. No 306020. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of George Goulder, 5 Gladstone Buildings, Marsden. Husband of Rachel Goulder, 12 Plains Terrace, Marsden. Employed in the dyehouse at Fall Lane Mills. Died of wounds, 27.8.1918, aged 23 years. Buried FIENVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 14. (Brother of Privates GEORGE THOMAS and SYDNEY GOULDER both of whom died of wounds q.v.).

GOULDSTONE, EDWARD. Private. No 6/51608. 52nd Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Gouldstone, 49 Crosland Buildings, Longroyd Bridge. Lived with his sister at 3 Ramsden Mill Lane, Linthwaite. Employed by Messrs France and Brook, Slaithwaite. Died of illness at Clipstone Camp on Monday, 18.11.1918, aged 18. Buried St. ALBAN CHURCHYARD, FOREST TOWN, NOTTINGHAMSHIRE. ROH:- Linthwaite.

GOULDSTONE, REGINALD. Private. No 204519. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born King Cross, Halifax, 31.1.1900. Son of the late William and Annie Gouldstone. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed as an apprentice baker. Single. At the time of enlistment, was living at 106 Lowergate, Longwood. Single. Enlisted October 1914. Killed in action, 14.4.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

GRACE, ERNEST EDWIN. Private. No 2650. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Frederick and Louie Grace of Crewe. Husband of May Grace, 96 Bradford Road North, Huddersfield. Employed as a crane driver at Messrs Holmes’s iron foundry at Turnbridge. Killed in action, 10.7.1915, aged 29 years. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 41. His widow received a letter from Lieutenant Stott, of ‘C’ Company, 1/5th Battalion, who wrote that, ‘Private Grace was a very faithful and most trustworthy servant to me for a long time. I shall never get one to equal him. He was buried last night in a little military cemetery just behind the trenches. His grave will be carefully cared for while we are in this sector.’ ROH:- St. Andrew’s

Church, Leeds Road; Salvation Army Citadel; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GRAHAM, BEN. Sapper. No 231948. 224th Field Company Royal Engineers. Born Huddersfield 10.10.1889. Son of Ben and Emma J. Graham, 16 Prospect Street, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Council School and Higher Grade College. Was in business with his father as a builder and contractor. Husband of Mrs Graham, 74 Branch Street, Paddock. Enlisted January 1917. Was wounded and taken prisoner, 9.4.1918. His wife received a postcard from him on 21.6.1918, which was written on 21.4.1918. He said he was suffering from a wound in the thigh and a broken leg but was ‘alright.’ Died of wounds in the Reserve Hospital Camp at Aachen, Germany, 23.9.1918, aged 29. Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 13, Row E, Grave 13.

GRAHAM, GEORGE HENRY. Private. No 205090. 2/4th Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Born Moldgreen. Son of Thomas and Mary Ann Graham; husband of Emily Graham, 9 New Street, Paddock. Employed by Messrs W. E. Cotton and Sons, of Slaithwaite. Served four years in the army. Had served in Egypt for three years and three months and was demobilised three days before his death, on 10.4.1919, from pneumonia, age 41 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY. Grave location:- 54, 113. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

GRAHAM, HARRY. Private. No 266939. 2/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Halifax Old Road, Hillhouse, 4.5.1896. Son of Oliver Graham, 34 Hawthorn Terrace, Calton Street, Huddersfield. Educated Huddersfield Parish Church School. Was a member of the Huddersfield Parish Church football team, which won the school challenge cup, and he was also a member of the Otley Cricket Club. Employed as a cloth scourer and miller by Messrs Duncan Barraclough and Company, Otley Mills, Otley. Single. Enlisted 15.11.1915. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John the Evangelist, Birkby; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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GRAHAM, HIRST, MM. Private. No 240310. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 16.9.1893. Son of Kossuth and Lavinia Graham, 81 Victoria Road, Lockwood. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church School and Rashcliffe Church of England School. Employed as a labourer. Single. Enlisted in the local Territorials in June, 1914. Awarded the Military Medal for ‘bravery on the field and carrying wounded during a heavy bombardment, shell and sniping fire on 9.10.1917.’ Died on 16.3.1918 at Marcoing, aged 24 years. Buried MAROEIL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row H, Grave 10. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield Drill Hall; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

GRAHAM, MALCOLM HEWLEY. Lieutenant. 3rd, attached 2nd, Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born 22.11.1894, at New Mill. Only son of Mr and Mrs H. S. Graham, of Oxley Woodhouse, Sheepridge, Huddersfield. His father was principal of the firm of Messrs Graham and Barnfather, worsted spinners, of New Mill. Educated at Huddersfield College School and Repton School. Was studying at Pembroke College, Cambridge, with a view to entering the medical profession but, on the outbreak of the war, he joined the Army. Was a fine athlete and oarsman and was a member of the Leander Club. Killed in action at Givenchy, 15.6.1915, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated LE TOURET MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His parents received a letter from Captain FE. W. Stansfield, informing them that their son had been shot in the neck and died instantly, ‘The men charged like heroes and out of eleven Officers and three hundred and sixty men who took part in the attack only one Officer and about eighty men got back untouched. All the rest are killed, wounded or missing. Your son was a most gallant officer, very keen and hard working and he will be a great loss to the battalion. Please accept the deepest sympathy of all ranks in your great loss.” ROH:- Huddersfield College School; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill, (a chancel screen was dedicated to his memory in the church on Sunday, 21.4.1917. It bears the inscription, ‘He died as few men get the chance to die; fighting to save a world’s morality. He died the noblest death a man may die, fighting for God and right and liberty and such a death’s immortality.’

GRAHAM, WALTER HUDDLESTON. Sergeant. No 240113. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lockwood. Lived 234 Lockwood Road, Mount Pleasant, Lockwood. Killed in action, 3.9.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GRANGE, C. SAMUEL. Driver. No T/325247. Army Service Corps. Son of Elizabeth Hannah Grange. Died 31.5.1918. Buried KIRKHEATON CEMETERY. Grave location:- ‘C’, 365.

GRANGE, JOE. Private. No 6164. 9th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Formerly No 31317 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs Ben Grange, Winget Avenue, Cowlersley, Milnsbridge. Employed as a piecer by Messrs Joseph Dyson and Sons, Elm Ing Mills, Milnsbridge. Was a member of the South Ryding Working Men’s Club. Attended the Linthwaite Church and Sunday School. Enlisted 4.4.1916. Embarked for France 25.11.1916. Reported missing, 27.12.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

GRANGE, NORRIS. Rifleman. No 38231. 2/8th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Joseph and Mary Jane Grange, 83 Spring Terrace, Radcliffe Road, Golcar. Attended the Crimble Congregational Mission. Employed as a twister-in by Messrs Shaw, Sons and Company, Lees Mill, Slaithwaite. Enlisted October 1916. Embarked for France in June, 1917. Wounded in the legs, shoulder and head on 10.10.1917. Died of his wounds at No 3 Canadian Casualty Clearing Station on 12.10.1917, aged 19 years. Buried GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row C, Grave 9. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

GRAVES, CEDRIC CHARLES. Driver. No T/35991. Army Service Corps, attached to Fife and Forfar Yeomanry. Born Lockwood, Huddersfield, in 1891. Son of George and Clara Graves. Educated Rastrick Common Council School. Attended Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood. Employed as a painter and decorator by Hirst and Barraclough, of Brighouse. At the time of enlistment, in September 1914, was living at

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3A Hill Crest, Woodhouse, Brighouse. Died of pneumonia on 5.9.1916 in Egypt. He was 25 years of age. Buried CAIRO WAR MEMORIAL CEMETERY, EGYPT. Grave Location:- H, 49. ROH:- Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood;

Brighouse War Memorial; Rastrick War Memorial.

GRAYSON, JOHN Private. No M/323465S. Army Service Corps. Formerly No 25541 13th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Youngest son of Mr and Mrs Robert Grayson, 164 Bradford Road North, Huddersfield. Employed as an apprentice motor- body builder by Messrs Rippon Brothers, coach and motor builders. Enlisted 1915. Reported missing, believed drowned. 30.12.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated CHATBY MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, EGYPT. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Birkby; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

GREAVES, ARNOLD. Private. No 367115. Labour Corps. Born Sheffield. Enlisted Huddersfield. Lived Meltham. Died at home 20.1.1918. Buried St. MARY’S CHURCHYARD, BOLSTERSTONE. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

GREAVES, JOHN. Private. No 241577. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Mr and Mrs Friend Greaves, Thirstin Road, Honley. Employed by Messrs Shaw Brothers, Larchfield Mills, Firth Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted March 1916. Reported missing on 3.5.1917 and later presumed to have died on that date. He was 20 of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Honley War Memorial.

GREAVES, WILLIAM. Corporal. No 11449. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Ipswich. Enlisted Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Adelaide Sheard, 4 Fountain Street, Northgate, Huddersfield. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Cambrai, 27.11.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GREEN, FRED. Private. No 242029. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmbridge. Son of Mr and Mrs E W. Green, Bank Top, Holmbridge. Educated Dobb Council School. Attended Hinchliffe Mill Sunday School. Employed as a weaver at Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Single. Was a member of Holmbridge football club. Suffered serious gunshot wounds to the leg on 23.7.1918. Died of his wounds at No 12 General Hospital, Rouen, 25.7.1918, aged 24 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block Q, Plot 3, Row J, Grave 7. ROH:- Holme and Holmebridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GREEN, GEORGE STANLEY. Private. No 10718. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Shelley, Huddersfield. Son of John Albert and Harriet Green, 20 New Grange, Marsden. Prior to enlistment, had worked in the finishing department of Messrs C. and J. Hirst Limited, Milnsbridge, and previous to that had worked for Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company at Marsden. Enlisted October 1914. On 30.6.1916, he was seriously wounded in the chest and the leg. He was taken to the VIII Corps Collection Station at Acheux, which had been prepared in readiness for the Battle of Somme. He died of his injuries on 2.7.1916, aged 20. He was the first man to be buried in ACHEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row 1, Grave 1. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

GREEN, NORMAN. Private. No 24122. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Paddock 14.9.1893. Son of George C. Green, ‘Brown Cow Inn’, Millgate, Paddock. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed as a woollen piecer by Messrs E.H. Sellars Limited, yarn spinners. Single. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Killed in action near Langemarck, Belgium, 11.8.1917, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Stepbrother of Private FRANK LITTLEWOOD, killed in action at Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, q.v.). ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock.

GREEN, NORRIS. Private. No 19939. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Church Lane, Moldgreen, 5.1.1891. Son of Martha A.

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Green, 34 Church Street, Moldgreen. Educated Moldgreen Church of England School. Employed as a fireman by the London and North Western Railway Company. Single. Enlisted 10.5.1915. Killed in action in the attack on Fricourt, 1.7.1916, aged 25 years. Buried FRICOURT NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 2. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

GREEN, THOMAS EWART. Private. No 42253. 10th Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Formerly No 32033 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kingscliffe, Peterborough. Son of John W. and Elizabeth Green of Peterborough. Educated at Kingscliffe Church of England School. Employed by the London and North Western Railway Company in the goods yard as a caller-off at Huddersfield railway station. Husband of Eleanor Green, 3, Horseshoe Yard, Blacker Road, Birkby. Enlisted July 1917. Died from influenza whilst a Prisoner of War, 27.10.1918, aged 27 years. Buried TOURNAI COMMUNAL CEMETERY ALLIED EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row N, Grave 32. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

GREEN, WALTER. Private. No 32178. 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Moldgreen, Huddersfield, 14.4.1887. Educated Moldgreen and St. Paul’s Church of England Schools. Employed as a teamer. At the time of enlistment, was living at 22 Gelder Terrace, Moldgreen. Enlisted 23.5.1916. Killed in action on the Somme, 13.11.1916. buried SATLLY-AU- BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 3.

GREENFIELD, WILFRED. Private. No 20009. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsh 9.8.1896. Son of Walter and Kate Greenfield, 28 Filbert Street, Birkby. Educated Hillhouse Council School. Employed as a shop assistant at the Hillhouse Cooperative Society. On the roll of honour of Birkby Baptist Church where he had been a Sunday School scholar for seventeen years. Single. Enlisted 7.4.1916. Had only been in France for two months when

he was killed at Le Transloy, near Combles, on 12.10.1916, aged 20 years. Buried GUARDS’

CEMETERY, LESBOEUEFS. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row W, Grave 10. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Birkby Baptist Church.

GREENHOW, HERBERT. Private. No 241386. 5/6th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Born Newsome, Huddersfield. Attended Newsome Church. Husband of Ruth Greenhow, 9 Chapel Street, Scapegoat Hill, Golcar, and father of six children. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a weaver by Messrs Ben Hall and Sons, of Milnbridge. Enlisted 11.9.1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in action, 14.4.1917, aged 32 years. Buried HENINEL CROISILLES ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 3.

GREENSMITH, HUBERT HENRY (BERTIE). Private. No 24172. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of William and Francis Greensmith, Ford Gate, Hinchliffe Mill. Educated Dobb School. Employed as a shop assistant at the Hinchliffe Mill Cooperative Society and at Milnsbridge Cooperative Stores. Attended Hinchliffe Wesleyan Sunday School. Enlisted firstly in the Royal Field Artillery and was later transferred into the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Embarked for France on his thirtieth birthday, 2.10.1916. Killed in action, Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM). Grave location:- Plot 7, Row EF, Grave 16. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

GREENWOOD, ANDREW. Ordinary Seaman. No 2/13436. R.N.R. Royal Navy Depot (Crystal Palace) Tyneside. Born Holmfirth. Son of Arthur and Annie Maud Greenwood, Glenfield Bottoms, Holmfirth. Educated Upperthong National School. Attended St. John’s Sunday School and Church and was a member of the choir. Employed in the finishing department (with his father) by Messrs T. and J. Tinker at Bottoms Mill, Holmfirth. Had only been in the R.N.R. for five weeks when he died of pneumonia at Croydon General Hospital, 24.10.1918, aged 18 years. Buried HOLY TRINITY BURIAL GROUND, HOLMFIRTH. Grave location:- South, S$, 42-52. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Holy Trinity Churchyard.

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GREENWOOD, FREDERICK. Private. No 20122. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born North Street, Lockwood, 16.2.1886. Son of Sarah Hannah Greenwood, 25 Blagden Lane, Close Hill, Huddersfield. Educated Stile Common Council School and the Higher Grade School. Was a member of Primrose Hill Baptist Church and had been a member of the choir. Was formerly a salesman employed by Mr J.W. Hobson, tobacconist, of Buxton Road, Huddersfield and, prior to enlistment, was a partner in the firm of Messrs W. and H. Heaton, tobacconists and confectioners, 8 Kirkgate, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 11.4.1916. Killed in action at Le Transloy, 12.10.1916, aged 31. Buried LONDON CEMETERY EXTENSION; NOMINAL ROLL. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row D, Grave 16. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome.

GREENWOOD, GEORGE ALFRED. Private. No 2163. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lindley 26.3.1894. Son of Emma Greenwood, 15 Longroyd Lane, Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield. Educated St. John’s Church of England School. Employed as a labourer by David Brown and Son Limited. Had served with the local Territorials before the war. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Embarked for France April 1915. Killed by the explosion of a shell during the battle of the Somme, 2.7.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge.

GREENWOOD, HARRY. Private. No G/66913. 23rd Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Born Thornhill Briggs, Brighouse, 10.1.1883. Employed as a cotton twiner at the Tandem Mills, Waterloo. At the time of enlistment, was living at 3 Parkin’s Yard, Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield. Married. Enlisted 18.3.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 25.3.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

GREENWOOD, HARRY. Private. No 43139. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Somerset Crescent, Huddersfield, 17.2.1882. Brother of Edith Short, 6 Somerset Place, Mulberry Street, Moldgreen. Employed as a dyer’s labourer. Single. Enlisted 12.11.1916. Killed in action, 2.9.1918, aged 36 years. Buried VAULX HILL CEMETERY, VAULX-

VRAUCOURT. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row K, Grave 8. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

GREENWOOD, TOM. 2nd Lieutenant. 1/5th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Born Aspley, Huddersfield, 14.8.1881. Son of the late Thomas Alfred and Lavinia Greenwood, 10 Dalton Green Lane, Huddersfield. Educated at Mr Ed. Mellor’s Academy, Spring Street, Huddersfield and Kirkheaton National Schools. Employed as a stockbroker’s clerk in the office of Mr T. K. Mellor, stock and share broker. Single. Enlisted as a Private in the 1/8th (Irish) Battalion King’s (Liverpool Regiment) on 11.11.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. In October, 1917, was recommended for a commission and went through the course with a Cadet Battalion at Newmarket. Was gazetted to his old regiment and returned to France on 13.8.1918. He had only been with his Battalion a few days when he was killed in action, 31.8.1918, aged 37 years. Buried ECOUST-St.-MEIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 26. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

GREENWOOD, WILFRED. Private. No 150017. 743rd Area Employment Company Labour Battalion. Formerly No 3968 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of John Henry and Emma Greenwood, North View Terrace, Linthwaite. Employed as a weaver at Holme Mills, Marsden. Was a member of the Young Men’s Class at Slaithwaite Zion Baptist Church. Died from pneumonia following influenza at No 1 General Hospital, Etretat, France, 8.11.1918, aged 24 years. Buried with full military honours ETRETAT CHURCHYARD EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 8. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

GREGSON, WILLIAM PILKINGTON. 2nd Lieutenant. Tank Corps. Born Huddersfield. Son of the late Mr W. P. Gregson of Preston and formerly of Springwood Avenue, Huddersfield. Employed at the Karrier Car Works, Huddersfield. Enlisted in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment in August, 1914. Was gazetted to the Tank Corps in January, 1918, after two and a half years service in France. Died of wounds, 18.10.1918, aged 27 years, Buried VADENCOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 24.

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GRIFFIN, HERBERT HENRY. Private. No M2/222698. 648th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Born Liverpool. Employed as a chauffeur for Colonel Beadon, of Longley Hall. Married, with two children, and lived at Longley Hall Cottage. Died from dysentery at Dar-es-Salaam, East Africa, 4.4.1918. Buried PEMBA CEMETERY, MOZAMBIQUE. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 12.

GRIFFITHS, HERBERT HAROLD. Driver. No 141315. Royal Field Artillery. Born Hammersmith, London 12.5.1897. Son of Herbert and Sarah Ann Griffiths, 24 South Street, Huddersfield. Educated Christ Church School, Bow Lane, Preston. Employed as a pattern maker. Enlisted 6.5.1916. Wounded in the left ankle with shrapnel, 3.12.1917. Discharged from the artillery 3.9.1918. Died from osteomyelitis of the ankle following the shrapnel wound on 5.5.1920, aged 22 at 24 South Street, Huddersfield. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD.

GRIMES, ROBERT. Private. No G/17283. 11th Battalion Royal Sussex Regiment. Born Horsham. Son of Albert and Sarah Ann Grimes of Whitley Hall, Lepton. Employed by Messrs Kilner Brothers, woollen manufacturers, of Lepton. Reported wounded and missing, 25.4.1918, aged 19 years. Buried HOOGSTADE BELGIAN MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave No 947. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church; St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

GRINES, JOHN. Lance Sergeant. No 24446. North Staffordshire Regiment. Lived 9 Kirkmoor Place, Northgate, Huddersfield. Discharged from the army due to illness on 31.7.1917. Died of tuberculosis 29.12.1921.

GRUNDY, HARRY. Private. No 2084. ‘A’ Company, 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 91 South Street, Huddersfield, 24.9.1895. Son of Albert Edward and Mary Hannah Grundy, 100 South Street, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Board School. Employed as an iron turner by Mr John Haigh of Firth Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 5.9.1914. Shot by a sniper whilst in the trenches on the morning of 16.12.1915, aged 20 years. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 13. ROH:- South Street Methodist Church; St.

Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

GUEST, HERBERT. Lance Corporal. No 2124. 2nd Battalion The Black Watch. Formerly No 10078 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Douglas, Isle of Man, 26.11.1892. Son of Arthur Henry and Sarah Ann Guest, 12 South Parade, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Board School. Employed as a grocer’s assistant. Single. Enlisted in May 1911. When war broke out he had been stationed in India for nine months. He came over to France with the 1st Indian Expeditionary Force in September, 1914. The last letter his parents received from him was on 22.9.1915, when he asked them ‘zot to send him any further parcels or letters as he expected to be home on leave in the course of a few days’. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos, 25.9.1915, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His parents received a letter from Captain M. E. Raylin, of the 2nd Battalion Black Watch who wrote, ‘I am very sorry indeed to tell you that your son, No 2124 Lance Corporal Herbert Guest, was killed in action on the morning of the 25th September during an exceedingly successful charge in which the Regiment completely broke the German line. Your son had only just received the lance stripe but I had every reason to be more than pleased having recommended him for it. He was an N.C.O. of quite unusual promise and had already shown himself a most useful and fearless soldier. He ts a very great loss to the Company.’

GUNN, HAROLD. Private. No 241601. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Victoria Street, Chesterton, near Newcastle- on-Tyne, 14.11.1885. Son of Josiah James and Elizabeth Gunn, 24 Back Fair Street, Lockwood. Educated Spring Grove Board School. Married. Employed as a dyer’s labourer by Messrs E. Priest and Sons Limited. Was a member of the Queen Street Mission Brass Band and the St. John Ambulance Brigade. At the time of enlistment, was living at 50 Albert Street, Lockwood. Enlisted 10.3.1916. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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GUNSON, LESLIE. Private. No 28642. Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield. Lived 2 Primrose Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Killed in action 16.9.1916.

GUTTERIDGE, HERBERT JAMES (HENRY). Private No 150430. ‘A’ Company, 52nd Canadian Infantry (Manitoba Regiment). Son of Mr and Mrs George R. Gutteridge, 471 Columbia Street East, New Westminster, British Columbia. (His father was born in Holmfirth and he left for Canada in 1897). He had been eighteen months in the Army and ten months in France. Admitted to Royds Hall War Hospital, Huddersfield, on 11.5.1917 suffering from wounds. Died of wounds, 13.5.1917, aged 20 years. Buried HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, HOYLAKE, CHESHIRE, where his uncle resided. Grave location D, 517. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

GUY, GEORGE. See SUTCLIFFE, GEORGE GUY.

HAGGAS, WALTER. Able Seaman. No Z/7874. R.N.R. ‘Hood’ Battalion Royal Naval Division. Son of Harold and Martha Haggas, 103 Occupation Road, Lindley. Killed in action, 3.6.1918, aged 21. Buried ENGLEBELMER COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 18.

HAGUE, WILLIE. Private. No 241005. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Shelley. Son of Mrs Hague, of Royd House, Shelley. Prior to enlistment worked for Messrs Stringer and Jagger at Emley Moor Colliery. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, and afterwards presumed to have died on that date. He was 21 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley.

HAIGH, ALBERT. Private. No 7204S. Sherwood Foresters. Formerly No 31748 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Holme, Holmfirth. Only son of Abraham and Alice Haigh, Burnlee, Holmfirth. Attended Holme Day and Sunday School. Employed by Messrs W. H. and J. Barber, Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Enlisted November 1916. Killed in action, 23.8.1917, aged 19. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT

MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His parents received a letter from a comrade of their son telling them how he died. The soldier writes that Albert was killed as he was getting behind a corner, ‘Just as Albert as about to go round the corner he was hit in the stomach. He did not suffer any pain as he was killed instantly. The last words Albert was heard to say were ‘We are alright, I have a parcel on the way and we will have a good ‘do’ when we get out.’ ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

HAIGH, ALBERT. Gunner. No 128036. Royal Field Artillery. Born 16 Allen Row, Paddock. Son of G. H. Haigh, 16 Allen Row, Paddock. Educated Paddock Council School. Employed as a tram driver by Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Department. Married. Enlisted 9.1.1915. Died in the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary of tuberculosis, 16.1.1920, aged 26 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD.

HAIGH, ALBERT EDWARD. Rifleman. No 71044. Royal Fusiliers, posted to 2nd/2nd London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers). Formerly No 33954 Res. Cavalry Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Charles Henry and Alice Matilda Haigh, 7 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Killed in action at Passchendaele, 26.10.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

HAIGH, ALFRED. Private. No 41928. 1/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Mexborough 10.12.1885. Educated at Mexborough schools. Husband of Clara Haigh, 1 Robinson’s Yard, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Employed as an agent for the Pearl Assurance Company, Huddersfield. Enlisted 12.4.1917. Killed in action in Belgium, 17.11.1917, aged 32 years. Buried HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 14, Row C, Grave 16.

HAIGH, ALLEN. Gunner. No 80650. 244th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born 8 Bank End, Nettleton Hill, Golcar, 19.7.1887. Eldest son of the late Sutcliffe and Ellen Haigh, 8 Bank End, Nettleton Hill, Golcar. Educated Scapegoat Hill Council School. Employed as a weaver by Messrs John Crowther and Sons, Milnsbridge. Single. Enlisted

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15.5.1916. Killed in action, 4.10.1918, aged 31 years. Buried FIFTEEN RAVINE BRITISH CEMETERY, VILLERS-PLOUICH. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 15. (Brother of Private SUTCLIFFE HAIGH, died of wounds, 12.4.1918, q.v.).

HAIGH, ALLEN MORTIMER. 2nd Lieutenant. The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment), attached 1/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born ‘The Holly’, Marsh, 3.8.1898. Son of the late Edward and Kate Haigh, ‘The Holly’, Marsh, Huddersfield. Educated at Sedbergh Public School from 1912 until 1915. Employed at Messrs Haigh’s stores, Huddersfield merchants. Single. Enlisted August 1916. Was a cadet in the Officers’ Training Corps at Bristol University. Killed in action, 13.4.1918, at Neuve Eglise, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; commemorated in Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel yard D388.

HAIGH, ANDREW. Private. No 31707. 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Golcar. Son of John and Elizabeth Haigh of Lowergate, Wellhouse, Golcar. Was wounded in the neck whilst serving in the trenches in France. Sent to England with a convoy of wounded. Was treated in hospital in Warrington, where attempts were made to remove the shrapnel, which proved unsuccessful and he died on 31.12.1917, aged 36 years. Buried GOLCAR UNITED METHODIST CHAPEL YARD, WELLHOUSE. Grave location:- North, G, 7. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; memorial in Wellhouse Churchyard.

HAIGH, ARTHUR. Private. No 41978. 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly No 32557 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Son of George Haigh, “The White Lion’ Inn, Lepton. Killed in action, 25.4.1917, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church; St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

HAIGH, ARTHUR. Sergeant. No 99729. 110th Squadron Royal Air Force. Born Sowerby Bridge, Halifax 17.9.1900. Parents lived at 191 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated Hillhouse Council

School. Employed as a motor engineer. Single. Enlisted September 1917. Reported missing and afterwards known to be a Prisoner of War in Germany. Died, 16.9.1918, aged 20 years. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row L, Grave 18. (Brother of Private CHARLEY HAIGH, reported missing, 3.10.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HAIGH, AUGUSTUS DANIEL. Rifleman. No 43556. 16th Battalion, The County of London Regiment, attached to King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born 18 St George’s Square, Huddersfield, 1.2. 1899. Son of Daniel and Edith Eliza Haigh, Longfield House, 236 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Board School, Huddersfield, Secondary School and Hillhouse Higher Elementary School. Employed as a clerk. Single. Enlisted in the week before Easter, 1917. Wounded at Bullecourt, 27.8.1918. Died of his wounds at the University War Hospital, Southampton, 23.9.1918, aged 19 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 46, 120. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

HAIGH, BEAUMONT. Private. No 3/10837. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham, Huddersfield. Lived Meltham. Brother of Mr Dan. Haigh, of Station Street, Meltham. Employed as a cotton piecer. Served at Gallipoli. Died 8.12.1915, aged 27 years. Buried PORTIANOS MILITARY CEMETERY, WEST MUDROS, LEMNOS, GREECE. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row D, Grave 160. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Helme Parish Church.

HAIGH, BEN. Private. No 38511. 17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 13 Coal Pit Lane, Outlane, 6.5.1895. Educated at Outlane School. Employed as a fettler. Married. Prior to enlistment, lived at 61 James Street, Golcar. Enlisted 28.10.1916. Killed in action, 14.9.1917. Buried VILLERS-FAUCON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row FE, Grave 18. ROH:- Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane; Longwood War Memorial.

HAIGH, CHARLEY. Private. No 32042. 1/6th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment.

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Born Sowerby Bridge in October 1898. Son of Fred and Ada Haigh, 191 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated Hillhouse Council School. Employed as a piano tuner. Single. Enlisted October 1916. Reported missing, 3.10.1918, aged 20. Buried RAMICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 10. (Brother of Private ARTHUR HAIGH, who died as a Prisoner of War, 16.9.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HAIGH, DONALD. Able Seaman. No J/50850. Royal Navy. HMS Partridge. Son of William and Ann Haigh, 22 Union Street, Slaithwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs W. and E. Crowther at Crimble Mills, Slaithwaite. Was a member of Slaithwaite Liberal Club and the Slaithwaite Swimming Club. Enlisted in the Royal Navy in March, 1916. “The destroyer Partridge was a unit of the force based on Lerwick, Shetland Isles for the purpose of escorting convoys to and from Scandinavia. On December 11th, 1917, the destroyer left the port in company with the destroyer Pellew and the armed trawlers Livingstone, Commander Fullerton, Lord Alverstone and Tokio, escorting a convoy of six ships. At 11.45am on the 12th the convoy was S.W. of Bjorne Fjord when enemy ships were sighted to northward. After signalling the merchant ships to scatter, Lt. Commander J. R. C. Cavendish, of Pellew, commanding the convoy, went into action followed by Partridge, and a wireless signal was sent to the Commander-in-Chief. The enemy raiders, consisting of four destroyers, commanded by Captain Hans Kolbe, formed in one line of three ships with a fourth detached for the purpose of sinking the merchantmen. In a very few minutes Partridge was hit by a shell which severed her main steam-pipe and left her helpless. Her after gun was knocked out and she was struck forward by a torpedo. Under these conditions her Captain, Lt. Commander R.H. Ransome, gave orders to abandon ship. She was hit by two more torpedoes and sank. The losses were heavy, Partridge going down with five officers and 92 ratings, while three officers and 21 ratings became prisoners.’ (Extract taken from Dictionary of Disasters at Sea during the Age of Steam’). Reported missing at sea, 12.12.1917, aged 24 years. On the 1.2.1918 his parents received official information from the Accounts Department of the Royal Navy in London to

the effect that Able Seaman Donald Haigh must now be presumed to be dead, ‘With reference to the communication from this department on the 17.12.1917 respecting Donald Haigh, Able Seaman of HMS Partridge I deeply regret to inform you that his name does not appear in the list of prisoners of war captured from the vessel received from the German authorities through the International Red Cross Committee of Geneva. The list is believed to be complete and in these circumstances it is my painful duty to state that no doubt is now entertained that your son lost his life when his shtp was sunk.’ Commemorated on PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Three other men from Huddersfield were aboard HMS Partridge and were drowned when the ship was sunk on 12.12.1917. They were Ordinary Seaman FRED DRANSFIELD, Able Seaman WALKER BAMFORTH and Ordinary Seaman SHEARD WINDLE, q.v.). ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

HAIGH, ERNEST. Private. No 3603. ‘A’ Company, 1st Battalion Honourable Artillery Company. Born Stile Common, Huddersfield, 4.5.1893. Son of Fred and Florrie Haigh, Rosedene, Dark Lane, St. Helens, Almondbury. Educated Stile Common Council School and Almondbury Grammar School. Employed as a picture frame maker. Single. Enlisted 30.5.1915. Wounded at Thiepval 27.10.1916. Suffered from shell shock and neurasthenia. Died at Dark Lane, Almondbury, 29.12.1918, after discharge from the army. Buried ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave location:- 10, ‘C’, 13. ROH:- Almondbury Grammar School; Almondbury War Memorial; Fitzwilliam Street Unitarian Church,

Huddersfield.

HAIGH, FRANCIS EDWARD. Trooper. No 10510. 3rd Dragoon Guards (Prince of Wales’ Own). Born Crofton. Foster son of Charles and Frances Haigh, Netherton Square, Netherton. Employed as a clerk by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company at the goods department at Huddersfield Station. Was a forward in the second team of the Huddersfield Northern Union football club. Enlisted 29.8.1914. Killed in action by a high explosive shell on 1.6.1915, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated. MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:-

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South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Roll.

HAIGH, FRED. Private. No 40973. 10th Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment. Formerly No 20282 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of George and Jane Haigh of Moorside, Slaithwaite. Employed as a spinner by Mr Joseph Thomas, Colne Mills, Slaithwaite. Killed in action, 28.4.1917, aged 25. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

HAIGH, FRED. Gunner. No 158873. ‘A’ Battery, 255th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Golcar. Second son of Mr and Mrs George Haigh, 3 Junction House, Slades Road, Golcar. Employed by Mr Henry Garside, farmer, of Golcar. Attended Westwood Mission Church. Killed in action, 3.8.1917. Buried ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 20. (Brother of Private GEORGE HAIGH, killed in action, 7.8.1917, q.v.). ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Pole Moor Baptist Church.

HAIGH, GEORGE. Private. No 203744. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Third son of Mr and Mrs George Haigh, 3 Junction House, Slades Road, Golcar. Employed as a weaver by Messrs W. and E. Crowther, Crimble Mills, Slaithwaite. Attended Westwood Mission Church. Killed in action at Nieuport, 7.8.1917, aged 22 years. Buried RAMSCAPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 30. (Brother of Private FRED HAIGH, killed in action, 3.8.1917, q.v.). ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HAIGH, GEORGE. Private. No 54873. 1/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Golcar. Enlisted Huddersfield. Killed in action,

25.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HAIGH, GEORGE. Private. No 41827. 10th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Formerly No 4622 Highland Light Infantry. Born Kirkburton. Son of Alfred and Ann Haigh, of Storthes Hall, Kirkburton. Brother of Miss Haigh, St John’s Terrace, Dogley Bar, Kirkburton.

Employed by Messrs Liversedge and Company of Dogley Mills. Embarked for France in August, 1917. Killed in action, 28.3.1918, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

HAIGH, GEORGE HENRY. Private. No 3655S. 1/Sth Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Berry Brow, Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Haigh, 25 Bentley Street, Lockwood. Employed by Messrs E. H. Sellars and Sons Limited of Lockwood. Enlisted Huddersfield. Reported missing on 10.4.1918 and afterwards presumed to have died on that date. He was 20 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Armitage Bridge National School.

HAIGH, HAROLD. Corporal. No 25732. 7th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Horbury, Wakefield, 24.6.1897. Lived 5 Albert Street, Lockwood. Employed as a woollen piecer. Single. Reported missing, presumed killed, 8.2.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

HAIGH, HAROLD. Private. No 33961. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Barton Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Son of George Albert and Ellen Haigh, 43 Matlock Street, Crosland Moor. Educated Crosland Moor Board School. Employed as a lithographic printer. At the time of enlistment, was living at 13 Nowells Walk, Harehills Lane, Leeds. Husband of Lily Haigh, 5 Church Street, Crosland Moor. Enlisted on Whit Monday, 1916. Wounded twice. Was taken prisoner by the Germans in March, 1918. He was interned at the Langensalza Camp, Germany. On 17.11.1918 there was a riot at the camp, when 16 prisoners were killed and 50 injured. Private Haigh was severely wounded in the leg and back. He was transported to Leith General Hospital, Scotland, where he died from his wounds and partly from exhaustion and starvation, on Monday 30.12.1918, aged 35. Buried EMMANUEL CHURCHYARD, LOCKWOOD. Grave location:- 6, S.W., 34. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; ‘Rising Sun’ Public House, Crosland Moor.

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HAIGH, HAROLD. Corporal. No 376948. 1/8th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly No 13192 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Crosland Moor. Husband of M. E. Haigh, 17 Bath Street, Lockwood. Died of wounds, 29.9.1918, aged 24 years. Buried GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 14, Row E, Grave 14. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

HAIGH, HARRY. Private. No 241919. 1/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Rochdale 5.3.1883. Son of Mr and Mrs George Haigh, 1 Portland Street, Reinwood Road, Lindley. Educated Oakes Board School. Employed as a clip cutter. Single. Enlisted 20.5.1916. Killed in action, 14.11.1916, aged 34 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

HAIGH, HARRY. Private. No 25507. ‘D’ Company, 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Green Mount Street, Moldgreen, 9.10.1892. Son of the late Joe and Margaret Haigh, 15 Rawthorpe Lane, Dalton. Employed as a cotton and woollen goods packer. Single. Enlisted 14.11.1915. Died in Mill Hill Sanatorium, Huddersfield, of tuberculosis of the lung following bronchial pneumonia on 27.6.1919. Buried St. JOHN’S CHURCHYARD NEWSOME, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- I, 75. (Brother of Private HERBERT HAIGH, killed in action, 9.10.1917, q.v.).

HAIGH, HERBERT. Private. No 24887. ‘xX’ Company, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Green Mount Street, Moldgreen, 9.10.1892. Son of the late Joe and Margaret Haigh, 15 Rawthorpe Lane, Dalton. Employed as a dyer’s labourer. Single. Enlisted 6.10.1916. Killed in action at Passchendaele, 9.10.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private HARRY HAIGH, died at home, 27.6.1919, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

HAIGH, HERBERT. Lance Corporal. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Crosland Moor 29.6.1898. Son of Mr and Mrs James William Haigh, 16 St Peter’s Street,

Huddersfield. Educated St. Barnabas School, Crosland Moor. Employed as a labourer and millhand. Enlisted in the local Territorials prior to the outbreak of the war. Died in Mill Hill

Sanatorium, Huddersfield, of tuberculosis after being gassed on 14.11.1918.

HAIGH, HERBERT. Private. No 35388. Ist Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly No 2038 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Joanroyd, Cubley, Penistone, 29.6.1893. Son of Emily Haigh, Brooks Fold, Colnebridge, Bradley, Huddersfield. Educated at schools in Penistone, Cubley, Longsett and Burbage. Employed by Messrs Learoyd Brothers and Company Limited. Attended St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley. Single. Enlisted September 1914. Wounded 4.12.1917. Died of wounds at No 21 Casualty Clearing Station, Ytres, 5.12.1917, aged 25 years. Buried ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row E, Grave 6. (Brother of Private JOE HAIGH, died of wounds, 5.9.1918, q.v.). ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley; Learoyd Brothers.

HAIGH, HERBERT. Private. No 81125. 1/Sth Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs David Haigh, 28 Ash Street, Hillhouse, Huddersfield. Employed by William Greenhalgh and Sons, wholesale drapers. Killed in action, 11.4.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

HAIGH, HERBERT. Private. No 63603. ‘C’ Company, 2/4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Scammonden. Enlisted Halifax. Son of Amos and Clara Haigh, 97 Swallow Lane, Golcar. Killed in action, 27.9.1918, aged 18 years. Buried RIBECOURT ROAD CEMETERY, TRESCAULT. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 10. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

HAIGH, HERBERT. Gunner. No L/29317. ‘C’ Battery, 160th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Second son of Mr and Mrs Edward Haigh, 2 Mould Hill, Nettleton Hill, Longwood. Prior to enlistment, had been employed at various times by Messrs C. and J. Hirst and Sons Limited, Messrs Hirst and Mallinson Limited and Mr A.

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Illingworth, of Longwood. Attended Scapegoat Hill Baptist Church and Sunday School. Was a member of the Scapegoat Hill Brass Band. Single. Enlisted 1.6.1915. Killed in action, 7.6.1917, aged 22 years. Buried St. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 3.

HAIGH, HERBERT LESLIE. Gunner. No 270645. ‘B’ Battery, 156th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Newsome, Huddersfield, 1.2.1899. Son of Ben and Alice Haigh, 77 Barcroft Road, Newsome. Educated Newsome National School. Employed as an iron moulder by Messrs Edwin Mills and Son of Aspley. Single. Enlisted 1.5.1918. Killed in action near Le Cateau, 23.10.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church,

Newsome; memorial in Newsome Churchyard.

HAIGH, JAMES. Private. No 29310. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Third son of Mr and Mrs Henry Haigh, New Town, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth National School and the Wesleyan Sunday School. Was in business with his brothers as a plasterer. Enlisted Easter 1915. Killed in action, 27.8.1918, aged 22 years. Buried BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row H, Grave 2. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

HAIGH, JAMES ASPINALL. Lieutenant. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield 9.9.1894. Only son of the late Allen Haigh and grandson of the late James Haigh, of the firm of Messrs James Haigh Limited, dyers, of Globe Works, Colne Road, Aspenhurst, Huddersfield. Lived with his mother at Greenbank, 5 Elmfield Road, Birkby. Was a member of the choir at St. John’s Church, Birkby, and was formerly a member of the Amateur Operatic Society. Prior to the outbreak of the war had been learning the art of dyeing in Germany at the firm of Badische and Bayer. He continued his studies when he joined the family firm in Colne Road. Joined the local Territorials in Spring, 1911. Received his commission in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment on 21.2.1915 and was promoted Lieutenant on 16.6.1916. Wounded at Bourlon Wood, near Cambrai, 20.11.1917. Died of wounds at No 21 Casualty Clearing

Station at Ytres, 22.11.1917, aged 23 years. Buried ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 10. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HAIGH, JAMES WILLIAM. Private. No 307531. 1/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Meltham. Lived Town Bottom, Meltham. Enlisted Halifax. Reported missing, presumed killed, 25.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

HAIGH, JOE. Private. No 46343. 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Midhope, near Penistone, 31.10.1898. Son of the late Frederick C. Haigh and Emily Haigh, of Brooks Fold, Colnebridge, Bradley. Educated at Langsett, Burbage, High Lane and Bradley Schools. Employed as a scourer by Messrs Jarmaine and Sons, of Kirkheaton. Single. Enlisted November 1916. Died of wounds, 5.9.1918, aged 19 years. Buried HEATH CEMETERY, HARBONNIERES. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row A, Grave 5. (Brother of Private HERBERT HAIGH, died of wounds, 5.12.1917, q.v.). ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Bradley.

HAIGH, JOE. Private. No 240133. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Crosland Moor 12.1.1893. Son of James William and Emma Haigh, 16 Peters Street, Huddersfield. Educated Crosland Moor Council Church of England School. Employed in a card room. Single. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HAIGH, JOE WILLIE. Private. No 36155. 10th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Helme. Son of the late Allen and Sarah Haigh of Meltham. Husband of Mary Hannah Haigh, of Half Roods, Meltham. Employed as a joiner by Mr George Pogson of Meltham. Killed in action, 28.4.1917, aged 33 years. Buried CHILI TRENCH CEMETERY, GAVRELLE. Grave location:- Special Memorial C 5. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

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HAIGH, JOEL. Private. No 3995. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Joseph and Sarah Ann Haigh, 7 Riley Street, Damside, Huddersfield. Employed as a tram conductor by the

Huddersfield Corporation tramways department.

Single. Killed in action, 14.2.1917, aged 33 years. Buried AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row K, Grave 11. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

HAIGH, JOHN SCOT. 2nd Lieutenant. 24th Squadron Royal Air Force. Born Quaker Lane, Paddock, 23.1.1899. Son of Schofield and Lilian Haigh, 174 Taylor Hill Road, Lockwood. Educated Huddersfield College. Employed as a junior clerk by Messrs Thomas Hirst and Son, wool merchants, of Huddersfield. Played cricket with the Armitage Bridge Club and was also a member of the cricket and football teams of the Y.M.C.A. Single. Enlisted as a Private in the R.A.F 3.4.1917. Accidentally killed at Bertangles, France, 15.8.1918, aged 19. Buried VIGNACOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row C, Grave 3. ROH:- Huddersfield College School; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

HAIGH, JOSEPH ARTHUR. Private. No 25511.

1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Husband of Annie Haigh, 10 Armitage Road, Milnsbridge. Employed as a woollen teaser by Messrs C. and J. Hirst and Sons Limited, of Longwood. Enlisted March 1917. Embarked for France in April 1917. Killed in action, 16.4.1918, aged 36 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

HAIGH, L. Private. No 82216. Royal Air Force. Died at home 14.3.1919. Buried LINDLEY WESLEYAN METHODIST CHAPEL YARD. Grave location:- J, 72.

HAIGH, NORMAN. Sergeant. No 240338. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Quarmby Road, Huddersfield, 27.3.1897. Son of Walter and Sarah Jane Haigh, 23 Arnold Street, Birkby. Educated Hillhouse Council School. Attended King Cliffe United Methodist Sunday School, Hillhouse. Employed as an

auctioneer’s clerk by Messrs Edison, Taylor and Booth, auctioneers, of High Street, Huddersfield. Was a promising vocalist. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Mentioned in a despatch from Sir Douglas Haigh, dated 7.11.1917, ‘for gallant and distinguished service in the field. One evening he crawled out without any orders to reconnoitre an enemy post and managed to get quite close to the enemy wire. He was most anxtous to do more than his duty and had he lived he would have most certainly have received a decoration for the gallant part he played in the attack on the Hindenburg Line on November 20th. That was a glorious day for the battalion,’ Wounded in the thigh, 20.11.1917. Died in a dressing station of his wounds, 21.11.1917, aged 20 years. Buried HERMIES HILL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 28. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HAIGH, OLIVER. Able Seaman. No J/52167. Royal Navy. HMS Lady Cory Wright. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Wilfred and Elizabeth Ann Haigh, 34, Rufford Road, Milnsbridge. Attended Milnsbridge Wesleyan Sunday School and Ramsden Street Chapel, Huddersfield. Was a member of the Milnsbridge Church Institute. Employed as an under-engineer by Messrs C. and J. Hirst and Sons Limited, Commercial Mills, Milnsbridge. Enlisted in the Navy in 1916. Was married on 27.2.1918 to Nellie H. Haigh, 105 Spring Place, Manchester Road, Milnsbridge. Killed in action involving a submarine in the English Channel, 26.3.1918, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Mission, Milnsbridge.

HAIGH, PERCY. Private. No 65594. 203rd Company, 66th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 17721 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Skelmanthorpe. Enlisted Halifax. Lived Skelmanthorpe. Died of wounds, 14.4.1918. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block P, Plot 7, Row P, Grave 18. ROH:- St. Aidan’s Church, Skelmanthorpe.

HAIGH, ROBERT FIRTH. Private. No 21/709. 1/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born

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Lindley 6.12.1891. Youngest son of Mrs E. Haigh, 39 George Street, Lindley. Educated at Lindley Church of England School. Employed as a brush maker by Messrs C. Buckley and Company, of Longroyd Bridge. Single. Reported missing, presumed killed, 25.4.1918, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

HAIGH, ROBERT HUGH. Company Sergeant Major. No 241260. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lockwood 26.11.1882. Son of John and Elizabeth Haigh, 20 Queen Street, Paddock. Educated Paddock Church of England School. Employed as a cloth presser in the finishing department of Messrs Hirst and Mallinson, of Milnsbridge. Married, with two children. At the time of enlistment, was living at 19 Clough Lane, Paddock. Enlisted June 1915. Was twice mentioned in despatches and received a certificate from the General commanding his division for distinguished conduct in the field. Was killed by a bomb from hostile aircraft whilst carrying in wounded to the Etaples Base Hospital on 19.5.1918, aged 36 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 67, Row C, Grave 23. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

HAIGH, ROWLAND NORCLIFFE. Private. No 202522. 1st Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers. Born Stainland, Halifax. Son of Mr and Mrs Joe Haigh, 14 Francis Street, Milnsbridge. Employed as a night feeder by Messrs Job Thomas and Son Limited, Woodland Mills, Longwood. Enlisted 6.10.16. Served in France until March, 1918, when he was invalided home with trench fever. Returned to France on 2.5.1918. Killed in action, 5.6.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Beestonley Lane Providence Chapel, Stainland; St. Andrew’s Church Stainland.

HAIGH, SAM. Private. No 41151. 11th Battalion Suffolk Regiment. Formerly No 11/20671 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Halifax. Son of Luke Haigh. Husband of Adeline Haigh, 27 Albion Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted Huddersfield. Reported missing, presumed killed, 9.4.1918, aged 38 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated

PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE

MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; Stainland Wesleyan Church.

HAIGH, SUTCLIFFE. Private. No 42012. 3rd Battalion Worcestershire Regiment. Born 9 Bank End, Nettleton Hill, Golcar. Son of the late Sutcliffe and Sarah Haigh. Educated Scapegoat Hill Council School. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs Joseph Hoyle and Son. Attended the Scapegoat Hill Baptist Church and was a worker in the Sunday School. Enlisted 17.5.1917. Died of wounds, 12.4.1918, aged 19 years. Buried LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY, HAZEBROUCK. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 23. (Brother of Private ALLEN HAIGH and Private WILFRED HAIGH, both killed in action, q.v.).

HAIGH, WHITWAM. Private. No 20392. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Mr and Mrs Ben Haigh, 162 Leymoor Road, Golcar. Employed by Messrs FE Calverley and Company Limited, of Milnsbridge. Attended Scapegoat Hill Baptist Sunday School. Was a playing member of the Leymoor Cricket Club. Enlisted May 1916. Embarked for France in August 1916. Killed in action, 25.4.1917, aged 28 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

HAIGH, WILFRID. Guardsman. No 26396. 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards. Born 8 Bank End, Nettleton Hill, Golcar. Son of the late Sutdiffe and Ellen Haigh. Educated Scapegoat Hill Council School. Attended Scapegoat Hill Baptist Church. Employed by Messrs Hirst and Mallinson of Longwood. Single. Enlisted 16.8.1916. Killed in action, 13.10.1918, aged 23 years. Buried St. VAAST COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 4. (Brother of Private ALLEN HAIGH, and Private SUTCLIFFE HAIGH both killed in action q.v.).

HAIGH, WILFRED. Lance Corporal. No 13444. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Halifax. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Haigh of Shoe Broads, Meltham. Husband of Amy L. Haigh, 86 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Employed at Meltham Station. Attended Meltham Wesleyan Church. Enlisted September 1916. Was wounded at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli.

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Killed in action, 27.3.1918, aged 25 years. Buried FEUCHY CHAPEL BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 3. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

HAIGH, WILFRED. Ordinary Seaman. No SS/6447. Royal Navy. HMS Indefatigable. Son of Alfred and Harriet Hannah Haigh, of Skelmanthorpe. Killed in action at the Battle of Jutland, 31.5.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated PPYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HAIGH, WILLIAM DEANHOUSE. Gunner. No 326692. 33rd Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Honley. Son of the late Walter and Ann Haigh. Husband of Beatrice Alice Haigh, 57 Ivy Cottages, Deanhouse, Thongsbridge. Attended the Netherthong Parish Church and Sunday School. Was a member of the Working Men’s Club, an official of the Netherthong Gardener’s Friendly Society and was keen on cricket and football. Employed by Messrs Vickermans of Thongsbridge. Killed in action, 18.7.1917, aged 30 years. Buried DICKEBUSCH NEW MILITARY CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 12. ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Netherthong Working Men’s Club.

HAIGH, WILLIE. Private. No 241833. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Son of Mary Haigh, of Smith’s Croft, Highburton. Employed by Messrs Thomas and Sons Limited, Rowley Mills. Attended Highburton Primitive Methodist Chapel bible class. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HAIGH, WOODHEAD. Private. No 242189. 1/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Wooldale, Holmfirth. Husband of Alice May Haigh, 16 Uppergate, Hepworth. Employed at Stoney Bank Mills. Was a member of the Netherthong football club. Killed in action, 26.10.1917, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial; Hepworth Parish Church.

HALE, JOHN FRANCIS. Private. No 45252. 20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 11438 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Ranby, Nottinghamshire. Enlisted Huddersfield. Lived Meltham. Died of wounds at No 29 Casualty Clearing Station, 23.3.1918. Buried GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 12, Row E, Grave 6. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Helme Parish Church.

HALL, CLARENCE TRIGG. No J/6309. Telegraphist. Royal Navy. HM Submarine E6. Born Huddersfield. Son of James and Isabelle Hall, 4 Commercial Square, Commercial Street, Huddersfield. Accidentally drowned from Submarine E6 on 22.9.1915, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CHATHAM NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.

HALL, GEORGE. Private. No 18172. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Only son of Annie Hall, 5 Dalton Fold Road, Dalton. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a baker by Miss Hardy of Moldgreen. Enlisted 25.1.1916. Reported missing at the Battle of the Somme on 7.7.1916 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date, aged 19. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

HALL, HENRY. Sapper. No 361986. 364th Forestry Company, Royal Engineers. Born Reinwood Road, Quarmby Cliffe in April 1892. Son of Mr and Mrs J. W. Hall, 151 Roydhouse Lodge, Reinwood Road, Quarmby, Lindley. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a healder. Married. Enlisted in January 1916. Died of bronchial pneumonia in No 2 Stationary Hospital, Abbeville, 29.10.1918, aged 24 years. Buried ABBEVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row K, Grave 13. ROH:- Lindley Zion Methodist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

HALL, HERBERT. Private. No 30447. 2/Sth Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment.

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Formerly No 3/32362 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Paddock 18.11.1888. Third son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Hall, Market Street, Paddock. Educated Paddock Council School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Married. Employed as an organ pipe maker by Messrs Peter Conacher and Company. At the time of enlistment, was living with his wife’s parents at ‘The Woodman Inn’, Marsden Road, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 16.11.1916. Reported missing at the Battle of Cambrai, 3.12.1917, and later presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Shared Church, Paddock.

HALL, HORACE. Private. No 31300. 6th Battalion The King’s Own Scottish Borderers. Born Huddersfield. Son of the late George Henry Thomas Hall (who was Headmaster of Wilshaw Church School for thirty years) and Mary H. Hall, 34 Inglewood Terrace, Slaithwaite. Moved to Slaithwaite in 1909. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a groom at Lilburn Towers, Northumberland, the home of Mr Collingwood, a descendant of Admiral Collingwood. Enlisted St. Boswells. Killed in action, 17.7.1918, aged 34. Buried LA KREULE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 9. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

HALL, JOHN. Private. No TR5/209748. 52nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Shelley. Son of Annie Hall, of Town End, Shelley. Prior to enlistment, was employed by Mr Percy Hopwood, grocer, of Bank Bottom, Shelley. Enlisted June 1918. Died in hospital, 14.7.1918, aged 18 years. Buried EMMANUEL CHURCHYARD, SHELLEY. Grave location:- 200. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Shelley.

HALL, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 24662. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived 6 Armitage Street, Primrose Hill. Employed as a painter by Mr H. Booth of Marsh, Huddersfield. Was a member of the Newsome Working Men’s Club. Enlisted October 1916. Killed in action, 1.2.1917, aged 34 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HALL, SAMUEL. Pioneer. No WR/286846. R.T.D. Royal Engineers. Son of Benjamin and Sarah Hall of Marsden. Died of apoplexy, 30.4.1919, aged 37 years. Buried JERUSALEM WAR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row U, Grave 24.

HALL, STANLEY. Private. No 34255. 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 21201 The Hussars. Born Quarmby 14.10.1894. Son of Benjamin and Emily Jane Hall, 5 Hall Avenue, Springdale, Longroyd Bridge. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a woollen warehouseman by Messrs Fisher and Company, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted March 1916. Wounded in February, 1917, and returned to France in October, 1917. Killed in action, 28.3.1918, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

HALL, WALTER. Private. No 52536. Ist Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Lockwood 15.11.1896. Son of Joe Walter and Amelia Hall, Fair Street, Lockwood. Educated at Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a motor driver. Single. Enlisted June 1917. Reported missing at Lagnicourt on 21.3.1918 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

HALLAS, CHARLES. Private. No 24940. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Enlisted Halifax. Lived 30 Brian Street, Lindley, Huddersfield. Reported missing at the Battle of Arras, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HALLAS, FRED. Guardsman. No 14045. Coldstream Guards. Born Shelley. Son of Charles Hallas, of Gatefoot, Shepley. He had been employed as an attendant at Storths Hall Asylum at the time of enlisting, in November 1914, but prior to then had worked for Messrs Kaye and Stewart, Huddersfield. Played football with the Lower Cumberworth club. Trained at Windsor and Caterham and

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embarked for France in July, 1915. Killed in action at Vermelles, 20.10.1915, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His brother, Company Sergeant Major Hallas, who fought in the Boer War and was on the staff of the Huddersfield Recruiting Staff, received the following letter from Lieutenant Ferguson, ‘Your brother Private Fred Hallas was in my platoon and was killed by a shell on the evening of October 19th. Two German shells exploded right in the bit of a trench which my platoon was holding, killing six and wounding three men. Your brother Fred Hallas was killed instantenously. He was buried the same night and a cross with his name and the date he was killed marks his grave. Next morning our Chaplain read the service beside the grave and those of the other men who had been killed at the same time. May I say how much I sympathise with you your loss. Your brother had not been out here long poor fellow but at any rate you must all have the consolation of knowing that he died in action, a soldier’s death. I am glad to hear of the spirit shown amongst many young men when the news of his death became known.’ ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial; Shepley War Memorial.

HALLAS, GEORGE WILLIAM STANLEY. Private. No 33240 6th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 31369 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Mirfield 14.9.1891. Son of Mrs M. Hallas, 7 Dudley Avenue, Marsh. Educated Mirfield National School. Employed as a clerk. Single. Enlisted 23.3.1917. Reported missing, presumed dead, 19.10.1917, aged 27, near Poelcapelle at the Battle of Passchendaele. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Marsh War Memorial.

HALLAS, JOE. Private. No 241993. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lepton. Son of Mrs E. Hallas of Highgate Lane, Lepton. Prior to enlistment, was employed by Messrs Brierley and Wall Limited, Spa Mills, Lepton. Died of wounds at No 56 Casualty Clearing Station on 5.10.1918. Buried GREVILLERS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 15, Row D, Grave 17. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HALLAS, PERCY. Private. No 250769. 1/6th Battalion Durham Light Infantry, Son of Watson and Louisa Hallas, 34 Parkgate, Berry Brow, Huddersfield. Prior to enlistment had worked at Stanley Mills, Milnsbridge. Enlisted April 1916. Was wounded in April 1917. Died of wounds, 30.10.1917, aged 23 years. Buried WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row EF, Grave 11. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

HALLAS, STANLEY ISAAC. Private. No 36252. 6th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 5/86652 91st Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born Shepley. Son of Joe and Susannah Hallas, Yew Tree Terrace, Shepley. Prior to enlistment, was employed by Messrs S. Drake and Sons Limited, of Honley. Enlisted February 1917. Killed in action, 24.9.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

HALSTEAD, ARTHUR. Private. No 30445 2/5th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly No 3/32043 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born ‘Royal Oak Hotel’, 14.5.1893. Son of Emma Halstead, 2 Garden Street, Lockwood. Educated Spring Grove Board School. Employed as a packing case maker by Messrs Wilson, Travis and Company. Was a member of the Buxton Road Young Men’s Bible Class. Single. Enlisted 9.11.1916. Killed in action whilst helping to carry a wounded man to the dressing station on 6.9.1917, aged 24 years. Buried AEROPLANE CEMETERY, YPRES. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 22. (Brother of Private FRANK HALSTEAD, died of wounds 3.7.1916, q.v.). ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

HALSTEAD, ARTHUR. Private. No 80380 13th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Wren Street, Paddock 5.3.1899. Son of Herbert and Emma Halstead, 4 Branch Street, Paddock. Educated All Saints School, Paddock. Employed as a finisher by Messrs John Lockwood and Sons Limited. Single. Enlisted April 1917. Killed in action, 23.10.1918, aged 19 years. Buried CROSS ROADS CEMETERY, FONTAINE-AU-BOIS. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row H, Grave 28. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock; Salendine Nook Churchyard; Milnsbridge War Memorial.

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HALSTEAD, FRANK. Private. No 154. 12th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born ‘Royal Oak Hotel’ 5.3.1886. Eldest son of Emma Halstead, 2 Garden Street, Lockwood. Educated Spring Grove Board School. Prior to enlisting, was employed as a miner at Parkdale Colliery, Clayton West. Was a member of the Young Men’s Bible Class at Buxton Road Wesleyan Chapel. Was married in September, 1915. Lived Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Served in Egypt and had been in France for eight months. Wounded at Bertrancourt, 1.7.1916. Died of wounds, 3.7.1916, aged 31 years. Buried BERTRANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 16. (Brother of Private ARTHUR HALSTEAD, killed in action, 4.9.1917, q.v.). ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.

HALSTEAD, FRANK. Private. No 28889 13th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Marsh, Huddersfield 17.9.1885. Son of Sarah Jane Halstead, 48 Wellington Street, Mexborough. Educated at Portland Street School and Huddersfield Higher Grade School. Employed as a joiner. Enlisted 31.7.1916. Wounded 4.4.1918. Died in a field dressing station, 12.4.1918, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield.

HALSTEAD, GEORGE. Private. No 38454. 15th (1st Leeds Pals) Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 65 South View, Paddock. Educated Paddock Church of England School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Apprenticed at the Huddersfield Examiner office and remained on the staff as a linotype operator until he enlisted on 24.10.1916. Husband of Amy Halstead, Stoney Croft, Stoney Lane, Longwood. Reported missing at the Battle of Arras on 3.5.1917 and afterwards presumed to have died on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Shared Church, Paddock.

HALSTEAD, GILBERT ARTHUR. Private. No 301967. 2nd Battalion The Royal Scots (Lothian Regiment). Born Huddersfield 11.6.1891. Son of Frank and Lamona Halstead, 159 Thornton

Road, Crosland Moor. Educated at Thomas Street Council School. Employed as a cashier and book-keeper. Single. Enlisted 2.10.1916. Killed in action near Ypres, 26.9.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

HALSTEAD, PERCY. Private. No 40106 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Armitage Road, Milnsbridge. Son of Albert Halstead, 1 Armitage Road, Milnsbridge. Educated at Milnsbridge Council School and Longwood Grammar School. Employed as a painter and decorator by Messrs Bottomley and Fisher. Was a member of the Milnsbridge Liberal Club billiard team. Single. Enlisted May 1916. Died of trench feet and shell shock in Etaples Base Hospital, 19.11.1916, aged 29 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row A, Grave 6a. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Huddersfield Mission, Milnsbridge.

HAMER, CHARLIE. Private. No 3310 1/S5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Dalton Fold, Dalton, 20.10.1895. Son of the late Jacob Hamer. Lived with his aunt, Mrs Hartley, at 46 Chapel Street, Berry Brow. Educated Moldgreen Church of England School and Kirkheaton Parish Church School. Employed by Messrs Jarmaine and Sons of Kirkheaton as a woollen feeder. Single Enlisted 7.1.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Was one of a party of four local Territorials who went out in daytime to capture a German flag and one of the party succeeded in bringing it in to the Territorial’s trenches. Was shot through the head by a sniper on the morning of 9.11.1915, aged 20. Buried TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row E, Grave 7. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

HAMER, HAROLD. Acting Bombardier No 1185. 2nd West Lancashire Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born 57 Scarr Wood Terrace, Lockwood, 23.10.1895. Youngest son of Joseph Hamer, of Scarr Wood Terrace, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Board School. Attended the Young Men’s class at Mount Pleasant Wesleyan Chapel. Was formerly employed in the National Telephone Company’s office in Huddersfield but, when the Government

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took over the telephone system, he was sent to Preston. Had served with the local Territorials in Huddersfield and transferred to the battalion in Preston. On the outbreak of war the Preston Territorials were mobilised and were sent to Edinburgh Barracks for training. At 7pm on 29.9.1914, his parents received a telegram from Craigleith Military Hospital, Edinburgh, informing them that he was seriously ill and that an operation was necessary. Two hours later they received a second message telling them that he had died. The cause of death was found to be a ruptured intestine, which had occurred during training. Buried LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. Grave Location A, ‘U’, 466. ROH:- Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

HAMER, THOMAS. Private. No 240673. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Albert Street, Lockwood, 10.5.1893. Both parents deceased. Lived with his Uncle and Aunt, Mr and Mrs Henry Sunderland Hodgson, at 14 Henry Street, off South Street, Huddersfield. Educated Rashcliffe Church of England School. Employed as a window cleaner by the Royal Crown Window Cleaning Company, of Henry Street. Single. Enlisted November 1914. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, and afterwards presumed to have died on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HAMPSHIRE, HAROLD. Private. No 38748. 7th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born New Mill, Holmfirth. Son of Aaron and Sarah Hampshire, Greenhill Bank Road, New Mill. Educated New Mill National School. Attended the Sunday School, being a member of the Rev. R. Warburton’s bible class. Was a playing member of New Mill A.EC. and also a member of the Holmfirth Harriers. Employed by Messrs Graham and Pott Limited, Kirkbridge Mills, as a pattern weaver. Wounded in the chest by a shell in June, 1917. After treatment at a hospital in Reading returned to France. Killed in action on 19.7.1918, when a shell burst in the trench where he was working, killing him instantly. He was 20 years of age. Buried HARPONVILLE COMMUNAL EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row E, Grave 21. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial; memorial in Christ Church Churchyard, New Mill.

HAMPSHIRE, HARRISON. Private. No 40018. 6th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Emley Moor. Son of William Hampshire, Factory Farm, Emley Moor. Killed in action, 9.5.1917, aged 23. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emley War Memorial.

HAMPSHIRE, LEWIS. Private. No 241893. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs Hampshire, 4 Benson Square, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Attended St. Mark’s Church. Employed by British Dyes as a laboratory assistant. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HAMPSHIRE, STANLEY. Lieutenant. 2nd/4th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Son of Samuel and Eliza Hampshire. Born Castleford, Yorkshire, in 1890. On the 1911 census he was listed as employed as a Photographic artist, living in Baildon. Was married to Annie Moores on June 28th,1916, at St. Giles Parish Church, Colchester, Essex. Killed in action, 9.10.1917. Buried TYNE COT CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 35, Row F, Grave 12. ROH:- Brockholes War Memorial.

HAMPSHIRE, TOM. Private. No CH/1298(S). 1st Royal Marine Battalion R.M.L.I., Royal Naval Division. Born Holmfirth 28.11.1887. Son of the late Jonas Hampshire, Lane End, Holmfirth. Lived with his brother Herbert Hampshire, at Chapel Street, Netherton, and then at Mearhouse, New Mill. Attended the Netherton Wesleyan Chapel and Sunday School and was a member of the Sons of Temperance. Employed as a labourer in the dyehouse at Turnbridge Mills. Enlisted 29.11.1915. Embarked for France in September, 1916. Reported missing 28.4.1917. Has no known grave. (During the research for this book I discovered that the Commonwealth War Graves Commission had no record of Private Tom Hampshire. Due to the efforts of Esther Barrett Page of the CWGC, Kyle D. Tallett, of Ashford, Kent, and myself, Tom Hampshire’s name is now engraved on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING). ROH:- Fulstone War Memorial; South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial.

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HANDLEY, ARTHUR. Guardsman. No 4991. Scots Guards. Born Middlesbrough in August 1882. Educated at a council school in Middlesbrough. Husband of Edith Handley, 122 Kilner Bank, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Employed as a banksman at Messrs Read Holliday’s coal pit. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Was taken prisoner, 28.10.1914. Died of typhus fever at Schneidemuehl Prison Camp, Germany, 14.3.1915. In his last letter to his wife, dated 28.2.1915, he told her that he was quite well; but the Sergeant who informed her of his death stated that he had been ill for some time and wrote the letter saying he was quite well so that she should not worry about him. Buried BERLIN SOUTH- WESTERN CEMETERY, STAHNSDORF, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 9. His widow received the following letter from an Officer of the Scots Guards who wrote, ‘It is my painful duty to inform you that a letter received this morning from the Secretary of the War Office states that your husband, No 4991 Private A. Handley, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, died whilst a prisoner of war at Schneidemuebl, Germany, on the 14.3.1915. His death was probably due to typhus fever. May I express my deep sympathy with you in your bereavement.’ ROH:- Moldgreen War Memorial.

HANNAH, JOHN OGILVIE. Sergeant. No 204088. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born ‘The Glen’, Innerleithlen, Peebleshire, Scotland, 13.10.1888. Son of Mr Hannah, ‘Braemar’, 1 Fort Terrace, Bridlington. Educated at ‘The Glen’, (a Private School). Married. At the time of enlistment, was living at Longley, Huddersfield. Employed as a forester. Enlisted December 1914. Killed in action at Kemmel Hill, 29.4.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial.

HANSOM, GEORGE THOMAS. Private. No 30546. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Amanda Maria Hansom, 21 Gatehead, Marsden. Attended Holthead General Sunday School. Prior to enlistment, was employed for some time at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden and later at Slaithwaite Railway Station. Enlisted in August, 1914, when he was only 16 years of age. Embarked for France in April 1915. Was wounded twice, once during 1915 and the

second time in July, 1916, during the Somme campaign. Returned to France in September, 1917. Killed in action, 13.4.1918, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

HANSON, ALBERT HAROLD. Corporal. No 13152. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Westgate, Almondbury, 8.1.1897. Son of Fred and Mary H. Hanson, 61 Cross Lane, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Educated Stile Common Council School. Attended Queen Street Mission Young Men’s Bible Class. Employed as a spinner. Single. Enlisted 10.9.1914. Killed in action at Inverness Copse on 20.9.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private ERNEST HANSON, reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917 q.v.).

HANSON, BEN. Lance Corporal. No 2042 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Barnsley. Son of George Henry and Lucy Hanson, of Ebor House, Honley. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war and embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action, 7.3.1916, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private COLIN HANSON, reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

HANSON, BENJAMIN. Lance Corporal. No 39597. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 5/86657 Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born Spark Hall, Longwood, 17.5.1889. Son of the late Benjamin and Emma Hanson. Educated at Goitfield Council School, Longwood. Attended Parkwood Methodist Church and was a member of the choir. He was a well known tenor vocalist and was a member of the Gledholt Vocal Union. Employed as a dyer’s labourer at Leymoor Dyeworks. Husband of Beatrice Hanson, Church Street, Longwood. Enlisted September 1916. Received severe shrapnel wounds to the abdomen on 4.10.1917. Died of wounds at No 17 Casualty Clearing Station (Remy Siding) on 6.10.1917, aged 28 years. Buried LIISSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row E, Grave 16. ROH:- Parkwood Methodist Church; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

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HANSON, COLIN. Private. No 241556. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Monk Bretton near Barnsley. Son of George and Lucy Hanson, of Ebor House, Honley. Employed in the office at Mr Brook’s dyeworks, Wood Royd, Honley. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date, aged 20. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private BEN HANSON, killed in action, 7.3.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Honley War Memorial.

HANSON, EDGAR. Private. No 267791. 1/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 30 Poplar Street, Birkby, Huddersfield. Son of John E. Hanson, 51 Tanfield Terrace, Birkby, Huddersfield. Employed at the telephone exchange. Enlisted October 1914. Died of gunshot wounds, 2.5.1918, aged 20 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 22. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War memorial.

HANSON, ERNEST. Private. No 240565. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 12 Industrial Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield, 28.4.1895. Son of Fred and Mary H. Hanson, 61 Cross Lane, Primrose Hill. Educated Stile Common Council School. Employed as a coach and motor trimmer. Single. Was a member of the Young Men’s class at Queen Street Mission. Enlisted 30.10.1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private ALBERT HAROLD HANSON, killed in action, 20.9.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

HANSON, HAROLD. Private. No 143173. 17th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 5545 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Armitage Bridge 9.9.1896. Son of George and Frances Ada Hanson, 21 Park Terrace, Yews Green, Lockwood. Educated Armitage Bridge Church of England School. Employed as a weaver by Messrs George Mallinson and Sons Limited, Spring Mill, Hoylehouse, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 30.3.1916. Died of wounds, 19.9.1918, aged 22 years. Buried FIVE POINTS CEMETERY,

LECHELLE. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 7. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

HANSON, HAROLD. Captain. Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Elder son of John Henry Hanson (of the firm of Messrs Abbey and Hanson, surveyors, Cloth Hall Street, Huddersfield) and Annie Hanson, Daisy Lea, Lindley, Huddersfield. Attended Leeds University. Had served in the Territorials before the war and was re-commissioned on 21.9.1914, with the rank of Captain. Died of wounds at No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, 1.12.1917, aged 36 years. Buried NINE ELMS CEMETERY, POPERINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 13, Row A, Grave 1. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Leeds University Roll.

HANSON, HAROLD SCHOFIELD. Private. No 19321. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Youngest son of Joe and Mary Hannah Hanson, 106 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Attended Golcar Parish Church and Sunday School. Was a member of Golcar Conservative Club and the Golcar Lily Cycling Club. Employed by Messrs John Lockwood and Sons Limited, Milnsbridge. Enlisted February, 1916, and embarked for France 13 weeks later. On 14.11.1916, he was wounded by shrapnel in the right arm. He underwent an operation at Bolton Infirmary but died on Sunday, 24.12.1916, aged 23 years. Buried with full military honours in St. JOHN’S CHURCHYARD, GOLCAR. Grave location:- G, south of Church, 22.

HANSON, HARRY. Private. No 41900. 2/4th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Almondbury. Husband of Florence Hanson, 57 Cross Lane, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Enlisted 11.4.1917. Killed in action near Rheims, 20.7.1918, aged 29 years. Buried COURMAS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 5. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

HANSON, JOHN HENRY. Private. No 37531. 14 Platoon, ‘D’ Company, 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 5/86657 Territorial Reserve Battalion. Son of John William and Maria Hanson of Lea Head, Shepley. Employed at Shepley Cooperative Society. Killed in action, 26.4.1918, aged 19

years. Has no known grave. Commemorated

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TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

HANSON, SUTCLIFFE. Private. No 97979. 2nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 16248 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Gasworks Street, Huddersfield, 27.8.1889. Both parents deceased. Lived with his sisters and brothers at 57 Union Street, Huddersfield. Educated Thomas Street Council School. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 13.1.1917. Killed in action, 23.10.1918. Buried QUIETISTE BRITISH CEMETERY, two and half miles south west of Le Cateau. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 5. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

HANSON, VINCENT. Private. No 228889. 1st Battalion Monmouthshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Died of wounds, 15.4.1918. Buried WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row D, Grave 5.

HANSON, WILLIAM. Private. No 2861. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Manor House Farm, Crosland Hill, 8.3.1884. Son of William and Eliza Hanson, Starling End Farm, Hanson Lane, Lockwood. Educated Crosland Moor Church of England School. Assisted his father on the family farm. Single. Enlisted 27.8.1914. He was with his Regiment at Thoresby Park when, on 1.6.1915, he was severely kicked by a mule. He was transferred to Becketts Park Hospital, where he underwent an operation and died on 9.6.1915, aged 31 years. Buried with full military honours at HOLY TRINITY CHURCHYARD, SOUTH CROSLAND. Grave location:- South of Church. His parents received the following letter from Lieutenant Colonel R. R. Mellor, the Officer commanding the 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment, ‘I regret to inform you in reference to the wire received by you that your son No 2861 Private W. Hanson died at the Becketts Park Hospital, Leeds on Wednesday 9.6.1915 as the result of an accident sustained whilst in the execution of his duties. It appears that one of the mules broke loose and your son along with some other men of the transport section tried to catch it. He succeeded in catching it around the neck when the mule twisted round. This made him release his grip of the

animal which then kicked him in the stomach. Private Hanson did not report to the Doctor till about noon on the following day when he was immediately removed to the Field Ambulance and from there to Becketts Park Hospital, Leeds, where he was unfortunately taken worse and died. Any communication with reference to his effects must be addressed to the War Office direct. I wish to convey to you and his relatives my deepest sympathy. He was a man respected by his comrades and I at all times found him ready and willing to do his duty as a good soldier in a pleasant manner.’ ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

HARDCASTLE, ALBERT EDMUND. Private. No 10958. 1st Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Born 19 Croft House, Lindley, 18.12.1892. Son of Mrs FE. Hardcastle, 2 Smithfield Terrace, South Lane, Elland. Educated Lindley National School. Employed as a warehouseman at Plover Mills, Lindley. Enlisted 1.1.1912. He came from an old soldiering family. His grandfather fought in the Indian Mutiny and his father and three Uncles all served their King and Country. Re-enlisted 4.8.1914. Wounded by shrapnel in the shoulder and leg on 26.8.1914 in France. He was invalided home and died in The University Hospital, Edgbaston, Birmingham, on 27.9.1914, aged 20. Buried with full military honours at St. STEPHEN’S CHURCH, LINDLEY. Grave location:- 21, $. ROH:- Elland War Memorial.

HARDCASTLE, GILBERT. Private. No 32508. 1/4th Battalion. The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Formerly No 16357 Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Deighton, Huddersfield 29.4.1883. Parents lived at 34 Ashgrove Road, Leeds Road North, Huddersfield. Educated Deighton Council School. Employed as a painter by Lunn and Cardno, High Street, Huddersfield. Married. Lived at 18 Shaw’s Yard, St. Peter’s Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 18.1.1915. Wounded in the arm in 1916. Killed in action near Ypres, 20.9.1917, aged 35. Buried BEDFORD HOUSE CEMETERY ENCLOSURE No 4. Grave location:- Plot 11, Row E, Grave 22. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

HARDCASTLE, WILLIAM. Private. No 38753. 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Underbank, Holmfirth, 1.11.1897. Son

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of John and Ellen Hardcastle, 21 Burnroyd, Newsome, Huddersfield. Educated Newsome Church of England School. Employed as a piecer by Messrs E.H. Sellars and Sons Limited, of Scar Mills. Single. Enlisted in 1916. Wounded and taken prisoner near Cambrai, 21.3.1918. Died in Germany after an operation to amputate his right leg on 12.4.1918, aged 20 years. Buried BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, STAHNSDOREF, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row H, Grave 2. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome.

HARDCASTLE, HAYDN. Private. No 14294. ‘Y’ Company, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Thurstonland. Son of Matt and Mary Hannah Hardcastle of Northgate, Shepley. Killed in action in the assault on Tekke Tepe Ridge, Suvla, Gallipoli, 9.8.1915, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI. ROH:- Thurstonland War Memorial; Shepley War Memorial.

HARDY, FRED. Lance Corporal. No 240386. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of James Hardy, 149 Longwood Road, Longwood. Husband of Mary Hardy, 9 Learoyd’s Yard, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Father of five children. Employed as a teaser and fettler at Messrs Middlemost Brothers. Enlisted 8.8.1914. Was the Company Cook. Killed in action at Nieuport, Belgium, 7.8.1917, aged 34 years. Buried RAMSCAPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 6. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARDY, FRED. Private. No 38236. 5th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs J. Hardy, 25 Brownhill Lane, Holmbridge. Educated at Holmbridge Day and Sunday School. Employed firstly at Yew Tree Mill and then at Hinchliffe Mill Mill. Prior to enlistment, was employed by Messrs Whiteley and Green. Enlisted September 1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Came home on sick leave in March, 1918, but returned to France in April, 1918. Reported missing 27.5.1918. Died as a Prisoner of War in Germany, 18.9.1918, aged 22 years. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL,

GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row C, Grave 14. His parents received the following letter from a comrade of their son, who wrote, ‘I must say Mrs Hardy he got the best attention that could be given to him by either his comrades or the camp staff but owing to him being far through with dysentery and weakness it was impossible for him to come through it. As I was his bedmate and a little stronger than he I gladly gave him every best attention which was appreciated very much. I must say he was a dear chum of mine. Before I close on behalf of all the lads in the ward I offer their greatest sympathy.’ ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

HARDY, GEORGE RIPPON, MM. Private. No 40016. 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Thomas Robert and Isabella Catherine Hardy. (One of a family of ten children). Born Wheatly Grange Farm, near Tow Law, County Durham. Educated at Satley School, where both his father and grandfather had received their education. Sang in the choir at Satley Parish Church. Moved to the ‘Ford Inn’, Holmfirth in 1912. Was a good judge of cattle and, in his early teens, was able to go up to County Durham to purchase cattle and bring them home himself. Soon after moving to this district he was employed in the finishing department of Messrs J. Greenwood and Sons, Digley Mills. Enlisted January, 1917, when he became eighteen years old. Embarked for France 11.10.1917. Was wounded on one occasion but returned to France in July, 1918. Seriously wounded in the back and arm and died of his wounds at No 2/1st Northumbrian Casualty Clearing Station, 21.9.1918, aged 20 years. Buried SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-St. MARC. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 23. Was awarded the Military Medal, posthumously, in February, 1919. ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

HARDY, HAROLD. Private. No 242026. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 62 Beech Street, Paddock 19.3.1897. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Edward Hardy, 62 Beech Street, Paddock. Educated at Paddock Church of England School. Employed as a tailor’s cutter by Messrs Chilton, Wrigley and Company, wholesale clothiers. Attended All Saints Church, Paddock. Single. Enlisted 29.3.1915. Killed in action, 4.2.1918, aged 20 years. Buried ROCLINCOURT

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MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row A, Grave 4. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARDY, HERBERT. Corporal. No 240288. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 16 Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield, 23.4.1896. Educated Crosland Moor Church of England School. Employed as a tinsmith. At the time of enlistment, was living at 17 Thorn Road, Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield. Enlisted in the local Territorial battalion in May, 1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, 3.5.1917, at the Battle of Bullecourt. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARDY, JOE. Private. No 10/1834. Wellington Regiment, New Zealand Expeditionary Force. Born 10 New House, Bradley Lane, Huddersfield, 7.12.1878. Fourth son of Harry and Eva Cliff Hardy, Westwood Conservative Club, 12 Springwood Street, Huddersfield. Was trained as an electrical engineer. Went out to New Zealand in 1907. In October, 1913, he was married in New Zealand. Enlisted 14.12.1914. Reported missing at Gallipoli, 8.8.1915, at the Battle of Sari Bair and afterwards was presumed to have been killed during the assault on Chunuk Bair.. Has no known grave. Commemorated CHUNUK BAIR MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING OF THE N.Z.E.F.

HARDY, VICTOR. Rifleman. No B/203511. 5th Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Born Somerset Road, Huddersfield. Son of Walter and Hannah Hardy, 37 Senior Street, Moldgreen. Educated Moldgreen Church of England School. Employed as a plush weaver. Enlisted 15.11.1915. Wounded and gassed 25.8.1918. Admitted to Sheerness Military Hospital, Kent. His parents received the following letter from the Matron, Miss F. on 18.3.1919, ‘I regret to say your son is not so well. He has gone back these last few days. The Medical Officer does not think he is in immediate danger but in order that you may come and see him and get a warrant he will be put on the ‘dangerously ill list’ again and you will receive a wire telling you so. He does not complain and does not have any pain. Hoping you can come.’ He died of his wounds on 2.4.1919, aged 25 years. Buried ALMONDBURY

CEMETERY. Grave location:- 6, ‘C’, 69. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield; Christ Church, Moldgreen. Almondbury War Memorial.

HARDY, WILFRED FAIRBURN. Private. No 240195. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bank Top Farm, Almondbury, 20.11.1893. Son of Arthur and Annie E. Hardy, 95 Almondbury Bank, Moldgreen. Educated Moldgreen Council School. Employed as a millhand. Single. Enlisted 16.5.1913 in the local Territorials at the outbreak of war. Reported missing in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 3.9.1916, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date, aged 22. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; Christ Church, Moldgreen; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARESNAPE, THOMAS EDWARD. Pioneer. No 172339. 20th Company, Royal Engineers. Born Huddersfield. Lived 10 Spinkfield Road, Birkby. Employed at the Huddersfield GPO as a sorting clerk and telegraphist. Died of heat stroke on Thursday, 10.7.1919. Buried RAWALPINDI WAR CEMETERY, INDIA (now Pakistan). Grave location:- 2, B. 2. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Huddersfield GPO.

HARGREAVES, FRED. Private. No 31499. 11 Platoon, ‘C’ Company, 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Armley, Leeds, 2.4.1878. Employed as a painter by the London and North Western Railway Company. Husband of Emma J. Hargreaves, 15 Hall Bower, Newsome, Huddersfield. Enlisted 18.3.1917. Killed in action at Bourlon Wood, 27.11.1917. Buried ORIVAL WOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 14. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.

HARGREAVES, HERBERT. Private. No 240834. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Reported missing, presumed killed, 27.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARGREAVES, HOLMES. Private. No 19685. 10th Battalion Canadian Infantry (Alberta Regiment). Born Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield,

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26.2.1890. Son of Mr and Mrs G. H. Hargreaves, 14 Water Street, Springwood, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Board School. In 1907 he joined the local Territorials. He emigrated to Canada in July, 1910, where he was employed as a head pastry cook in a cafe. Single. Enlisted 14.8.1914. He served under an assumed name as ERNEST BATES. Embarked for France in February, 1915. Was seriously wounded in the chest, 21.5.1915, near Richebourg-l’ Avoue, France. Was taken to the No 6 Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of wounds on 30.5.1915, aged 24 years. Buried MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row H, Grave 7. His sister received the following letter from Nurse Grayson at the C.C.S, ‘Your brother was much worse when I came on duty. He was so glad to have your letter. It has been God’s will to take him to himself at 3.30am. The poor lad had such difficulty in breathing and yet he struggled so hard to get better. He was longing to see you all again. All the orderlies were fond of him, he was so anxious not to give any trouble. He will be laid to rest in the large cemetery quite close to this hospital. Just his name and the date will put on a simple wooden cross above his head.’ ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

HARKER, LEWIS. 2nd Lieutenant. 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Ford Cottage, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs William Harker, Cliffe Wood Terrace, Neiley, Honley. Educated Wooldale Council School and at New Mill National School. Attended Mount Tabor United Methodist Sunday School and was a member of the choir. Employed by Messrs Moorhouse and Brooks at Moorbottom Mill. Enlisted as a Private in the Duke of Wellington’s Regiment at Whitsuntide, 1915. Served in Egypt and Gallipoli, where he took part in the Suvla bay landings. Left Egypt for France and was then recommended for a commission, in January 1918. He came home for training at Lichfield and was gazetted to the East Lancashire Regiment and then to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Visited Holmfirth at the beginning of August, 1918, and left for France on 13.8.1918. Killed in action, 1.10.1918. Buried BELLICOURT BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row A, Grave 10. ROH:- Fulstone War Memorial; Honley War Memorial; Brockholes War Memorial.

HARLING, HAROLD ZETLAND. Private. No 38697. ‘C’ Company, 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Golcar. Enlisted Huddersfield. Grandson of the late Richard Whitwam, 78 Church Street, Golcar. Reported missing, presumed killed, 27.5.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

HARPER, HERBERT. Private. No 11140. 4th Battalion (1st Central Ontario Regiment) Canadian Forces. Born Huddersfield 4.6.1891. Son of the late Richard and Elizabeth Harper. Sister of Florence Harper, 2 Wilkinson’s Buildings, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Council and Huddersfield Parish Church Schools. Before going out to Canada in 1906, was employed at Messrs. Jackson’s hat shop in John William Street, Huddersfield. In Canada he became an electrical engineer. Enlisted September 1914. Seriously wounded at the beginning of 1915. Was invalided home and, after a period of convalescence, returned to Belgium in August, 1915. Killed in action, 6.5.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HARPIN, FRED. Private. No 36761. 1/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 33322 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Newsome 11.12.1879. Son of Joseph Harpin, 250 Newsome Road, Newsome. Educated Newsome Church of England School. Employed as a cloth finisher at Broadfield Mills, Lockwood. Single. Enlisted July 1916. Reported missing near Rheims, 27.5.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome.

HARPIN, HENRI ROGERS. Private. No 240317. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Cowcliffe, Huddersfield, 19.10.1888. Son of Thomas Kilner Harpin, 3 Bow Street, Huddersfield. Educated Thomas Street Council School and Warwick Road Board School. Employed as an engineer. Married. Lived Springwood Avenue, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 29. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St.

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Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARRIS, FRANK. Private. No 36367. 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Slad, Gloucestershire. Husband of Ellen Ann Harris, Chapel Terrace, Honley. Attended Honley Parish Church. Employed by Messrs Spencer and Company, painters and decorators. Enlisted January 1917. Killed in action, 1.2.1918, aged 29 years. Buried PHILOSOPHE BRITISH CEMETERY, MAZINGARBE. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 17. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

HARRIS, STANLEY. Lance Corporal. No 1746. ‘B’ Company, 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Rashcliffe Hill, Huddersfield, 16.12.1894. Son of the late Alfred and Caroline Harris, 10 Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a labourer. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Killed in action, 14.6.1915, aged 21 years. Buried RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 14. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARRIS, WILLIAM. Private. No 11511. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Salford, Manchester. Enlisted Huddersfield. Employed in the Sanitary Department of Huddersfield Corporation. Killed in action at Hill 60 on 5.5.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Corporation Roll.

HARRISON, FRANK HOLLAND. Private. No 241068. ‘C’ Company, 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Wakefield 10.1.1897. Son of Police Constable Henry Bailey Harrison and Mary Eleanor Harrison, 65 Merton Street, Huddersfield. Employed as an assistant waiter at the Huddersfield Club. Enlisted 2.3.1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- New North Road Baptist Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARRISON, JOHN IRVINE. Private. No 307772. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Outlane. 5.4.1890. Son of John

and Martha Harrison, 1 Back Green, Outlane. Educated Outlane Council School. Employed as a pattern weaver by Messrs Edward Sykes and Sons, Gosport Mills, Outlane. Attended Pole Moor Baptist Chapel. Single. Enlisted 20.3.1916. Wounded in the chest at Kemmel Hill, 5.5.1918. Died in No 13 General Hospital, Boulogne, 11.5.1918, aged 29 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 69. ROH:- Outlane Trinity Methodist Church; Pole Moor Baptist Church; Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARRISON, LEWIS HAYWOOD. Private. No 4/8306. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 15 Greenhow Grove, Burley, Leeds, 12.11.1893. Son of Thompson and Sarah Elizabeth Harrison, 8 Barton Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Educated Crosland Moor Board School and Higher Grade School, Huddersfield. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs Joseph Dyson and Son Limited. Attended the Queen Street Mission and an active worker in connection with the Wesleyan Church, Crosland Moor. Was a skilled violinist. Single. Enlisted 5.8.1914. Killed in action, 18.9.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

HARRISON, SAM. Private. No 4261. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Married. Lived 17 Lane Top, Linthwaite. Prior to going to France, in April 1915, was employed as a mason. His wife received a field postcard from him, dated 2.9.1916, stating that he was then ‘alright’ but that was the last communication she received from him. Reported missing, 3.9.1916, in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARRISON, THOMAS. Private. Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Woodhouse, near Sheffield, 18.5.1895. Educated at Woodhouse. Employed as a labourer. Married. Lived 27 Iredale’s Buildings, Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield. Wounded twice in France. Died in the Huddersfield Royal

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Infirmary on 12.10.1919. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. ROH:- St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge.

HARRISON, WILFRED. Sapper. No WR/251629. 46th Broad Gauge Company, Railway Operating Division Royal Engineers. Born Huddersfield. Son of Henry and Sarah Jane Harrison, 10 Cross Lane, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Employed as a porter at Lockwood station. Single. Enlisted February 1915. Died of pneumonia following influenza, 25.11.1918, aged 21 years. Buried LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row H, Grave 9.

HARROLD, WILLIAM ALFRED. Corporal. No 131125. 232nd Company, Royal Engineers. Born Bramley, near Leeds, 8.9.1892. Son of Company Sergeant Major Alfred and Adelaide Harrold, Thornhill Road, Longwood. Educated Belle Vue Higher Grade School, Bradford. Attended Longwood Wesleyan Church and Sunday School. Employed as a power loom tuner at Prospect Mills. Had served for five years as a bugler with the Bradford Rifles and was a Sergeant in the Milnsbridge Company when he enlisted on 24.10.1915. Was married at Huddersfield Parish Church, on 22.10.1917, to Miss Doris Ibbetson of Yeadon. Killed in action at Loos 30.10.1917, aged 25. Buried firstly in CORKSCREW CEMETERY, LOOS. His grave was then removed to LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row C, Grave 8. ROH:- Longwood Wesleyan Church; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

HARTLEY, ARTHUR LEE. Private. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Norman Road, Birkby 19.5.1896. Son of Fred and Annie Hartley, 27 Thorn Road, Thornton Lodge, Huddersfield. Employed as a clerk. Single. Enlisted March 1915. Died at home, 27 Thorn Road, Thornton Lodge of ‘consumption of throat.” ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HARTLEY, FRANK. Private. No 17926. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Bradford 5.1.1895. Second son of Mr and Mrs W. Hartley, 34 Woodside Road, Lockwood. Educated Idle Council School. Attended the

Rashcliffe Church and Sunday School. Employed as a butcher by Mr Alfred Dyson, The Shambles, Huddersfield. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 3.5.1917, aged 22 years. Buried BROWN’S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 1. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

HARTLEY, GEORGE FREDERICK WILLIAM. Rifleman. No C/7214. 12th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born 86a Manchester Road, Huddersfield, 14.5.1898. Son of Mr and Mrs George Hartley, 25 Milford Street, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield. Educated St. Paul’s School. Employed as a printer’s assistant at the Huddersfield Examiner office. Single. Enlisted 11.10.1915. Reported missing, 2.4.1918 and afterwards presumed to have died on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.

HARTLEY, HARRY. Lance Corporal. No 11766. 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Briggate, Dalton 4.7.1894. Son of Hervey and Annie E. Hartley, 32 Lane End, Kirkheaton. Educated Kirkheaton National School. Employed as a twister by Messrs Broadhead and Graves Limited, Kirkheaton. Attended Kirkheaton Parish Church. Single. Enlisted 25.8.1914. Served in Gallipoli. Killed in action at Zillebeke near Ypres, 9.4.1917. Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM). Grave location:- Plot 7, Row L, Grave 24. His parents received the following letter from their son’s platoon commander, ‘Your son was a splendid soldier and stuck to his post, displaying the greatest courage and coolness despite the almost superhuman nerve strain through which we were all passing.’ ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

HARTLEY, JOHN VINCENT. Private. No 201978. 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Born St. Andrew’s Road, Huddersfield, 11.4.1885. Son of Robert and Mary G. Hartley, 1 Buckrose Terrace, Hillhouse, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield Parish Church Schools. Employed as a manager of the Rashcliffe butchering branch of the Huddersfield Industrial Society Limited. Single when he

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enlisted on 4.5.1916. Was wounded twice — once in September 1916 and the second time in 1917. Was married on 22.4.1918 to Miss Violet Brooke. Killed in action, 20.7.1918, aged 32 years. Buried MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row J, Grave 13. (His wife died on 31.10.1918). ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HARTLEY, LUTHER. Lance Corporal. No 267866. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Sydney and Mary Jane Hartley, Sude Mill, New Mill. Husband of Alice Hartley, Cooper Lane, Holmfirth. Attended New Mill National School. Attended Christ Church and Sunday School where he was sidesman, teacher and Sunday School treasurer. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Graham and Pott. Enlisted June 1915. After training at Clipstone Camp, he embarked for France at Christmas, 1916. Killed in action near Cambrai, 11.10.1918, aged 28 years. Buried WELLINGTON CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 3. His widow received the following letter from a Huddersfield officer who wrote, ‘He was killed by a shell as we went over the top and he suffered no pain. I know no word of mine can lessen the blow for you but it may be some consolation to know that he was very popular both with Officers and men. I myself am a Huddersfield man and knew your husband before the war and knew his true worth. He was one of my best N.C.O’s, a good soldier and always cheerful under the worst conditions which after all is most important to our N.C.O. duty. So please accept my very deep sympathy in your great sorrow.’ ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial.

HARTLEY, WALTER. Driver. No 36121. 60th Howitzer Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Born Lane Bottom, Walsden, Todmorden. Educated Todmorden National and Secondary School. Married, with one child. Lived Clegg’s Row, Shepley. Employed as a postman. Enlisted August 1914. Served with the Persian Gulf Expedition. Died in Mesopotamia, 25.7.1916, aged 30 years. Buried AMARA WAR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row C,. Grave 2. ROH:- Todmorden War Memorial; Shepley War Memorial; Huddersfield GPO.

HARVATT, HENRY. Sergeant. No 5953. ‘A’ Battery, 155th Brigade Royal Field Artillery.

Born Beverley 1894. Employed as an Asylum attendant before joining the Huddersfield police on 9.1.1914. Killed in action, 4.8.1917, aged 23 years. Buried DOUHALLOW A.D.S. CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 26. ROH:- Huddersfield Police Headquarters.

HAWES, RADFORD. Sapper. No 198329. Railway Operating Division Royal Engineers. Formerly No 390 York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Penistone. Brother of Jim Hawes, 20 Castle Green, Penistone. Lived Gatefoot, Shepley. Died of wounds, 31.5.1918, aged 26. Buried LONGUENESSE (St. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY. Grave Location:- Plot 5, Row B, Grave 50. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

HAWKSWORTH, HARRY. Corporal. No 240599. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lockwood 6.12.1886. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School, Lockwood. Employed as a warehouse man. Married. Lived 2 Mark’s Square, Market Street, Paddock. Enlisted 8.8.1917. Killed in action near Bapaume, 26.3.1918, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe; All Saints Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HAWKYARD, FRED. Private. No 22451. 6th Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Formerly No 153 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Huddersfield. Son of Walter and Rosetta Hawkyard. Enlisted Wakefield. Lived Elland. Died in Mesopotamia, 14.7.1916. Buried AMARA WAR CEMETERY. Grave location Plot 11, Grave E, Row 8. ROH:- Shared Church, Paddock.

HAW, HERBERT EDWARD. Lance Corporal. No 29588. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkheaton. Husband of Sarah Ann Haw, 4 Wellhouse Lane, Kirkheaton. Killed in action near Cambrai, 11.10.1918, aged 31. Buried WELLINGTON CEMETERY. Grave Location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 10. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

HAYDEN, JOSEPH. Rifleman. No C/6670. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Huddersfield 20.7.1898. Son of Joseph and Ann Hayden, 5 Bradley Street North, Huddersfield. Attended St. Joseph’s Church, Commercial Street,

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Huddersfield. Employed as a bottle washer at the Watergate Breweries. Single. Enlisted 10.8.1916. Killed in action, 31.7.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HAYES, EDWARD DYSON. Sergeant. No 628. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of John and Emily Hayes, 13 Waterside, Slaithwaite. Employed as a cotton spinner at the Slaithwaite Spinning Company Limited. Was an able amateur electrician. Was a member of the Slaithwaite United Methodist choir, a member of the Slaithwaite Glee and Madrigal Society, where at one time he was treasurer and choirmaster. Attended the Crimble Primitive Methodist Chapel. Was also a member of the Slaithwaite Liberal Club. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Killed in action, 22.10.1915, aged 27 years. Buried. TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row C, Grave 16. His father received the following letter from Lieutenant Cyril Bain, ‘I am writing to say how sorry I am about the death of your son. Words fail one utterly on an occasion Itke this for it only happened this morning and the section and I are still a bit stunned by it all. If you could see them this evening as I can, absolutely lost you might realise what it means to us. They all feel they have lost a really good friend. Sergeant E. D.Hayes was one of the best and his loss to the machine gun section ts one that we can never hope to replace. He was killed by a shell bursting on his dugout which also killed two more and wounded three. He was unconscious from the first and died within half an hour. He ts going to be buried tomorrow by our Padre at Talana Farm Cemetery about three quarters of a mile from the firing line. I have collected his things to give to his brother when he comes back.’ (Brother of 1st Air Mechanic EWART HAYES, killed in an aeroplane accident, 23.10.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Carr Lane Methodist Church; St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HAYES, EWART. Air Mechanic 1st Class. No 22782. Royal Air Force. Born Slaithwaite. Son of John and Emily Hayes, 13 Waterside, Slaithwaite. Attended Carr Lane United Methodist Church, Slaithwaite. Was a member of Slaithwaite Conservative Club. Employed by Messrs Bamforth Brothers, engineers, of Slaithwaite.

Enlisted February 1916. Stationed in Orfordness, Suffolk. Died as a result of an aeroplane accident at the Accoustical Experimental Station at Butley, Suffolk, on 23.10.1918, aged 32 years. Buried SLAITHWAITE CEMETERY. Grave location:- C, 4, 82. (Brother of Private EDWARD DYSON HAYES, killed in action, 22.10.1915, q.v.). ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

HAYWOOD, PHILIP. 2nd Lieutenant. 2/6th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield 18.6.1891. Son of Joseph and Lydia Haywood, 3 Park Drive, Huddersfield. Educated Ashville College, Harrogate. Was in business as a printer and stationer at the Huddersfield Exchange. Single. Served for about eighteen months with Lieutenant Colonel Demetriadi (q.v.) at the 2nd West Riding Casualty Clearing Station. Was commissioned in February, 1917. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 22.11.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated. CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HAYWOOD, WALTER. Private. No 14409. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Burnlee, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs William Kippax. Reported missing at Suvla Bay, Gallipoli, 7.8.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His parents appealed for information in the ‘Holmfirth Express’ and received the following letter from one of Walter’s chums, ‘I have noticed your letter in the ‘Express’ two or three times asking for information about Walter. You see we trained together in Halifax and went to Grantham together. There were not many of us from Holmfirth way so we used to stick together as much as possible. I am now going to tell you the story about him as far as I know it. We landed here on the Friday night (August 6th) and had to start fighting as soon as we landed and if ever a lad won distinction Walter did that night. He carried a wounded Captain of our regiment right out of the Turk’s trenches to a place of safety and the bullets were simply raining all around him. He then dashed back to his regiment but it appears he got lost and got in with some other regiment in the 10th Division. He was with that regiment when he received his wound. Lance Corporal Wood was with him and it was from him that I got to hear of him. This

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was on Monday August 9th. He said they both got lost and found themselves with the Dublin Fusiliers so not knowing where they were they decided to stay with them for the time being. That very night they had a bayonet charge in which Walter got wounded and Lance Corporal Wood stayed with him as they had got lost again. It is easy to get lost in a charge for you can’t see ten yards in front of you for bushes and ravines all over the hillsides. Well not being able to carry him himself he went for assistance but he never found him again and he got killed himself on the Wednesday, else I would have asked him to write to you. I sincerely hope that someone did find him and carry him down but I have asked about him scores of times and he is regarded as wounded and missing in our regiment.’ On Saturday 18.11.1916 more information was published in the ‘Holmfirth Express’ regarding Private Haywood. His mother received an official certificate which read, ‘Certified that it appears that an unofficial report received in this office that No 14409 Private Walter Haywood, 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment who was officially reported missing at Suvla Bay on 7.8.1915 was killed in action on or about that date.’ A Corporal Bloomer, of the 4th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment, who was in hospital in York was able to give the following information, ‘On the night of the 22nd September we were going down the communication trench of Jephson’s Post to dig the trench a little deeper. It was a moonlight night and about 2am one of my chums just managed to see a body laid under a bush. The exact words he used were ‘Look at that body lying there, let us have some fun’ but I being the section commander replied ‘No he has done his duty, let’s bury him in a decent way’. So on going up to the body we found it was a British tommy. He was laid on his stomach and on turning him over his face was not recognisable. He must have been shot by a sniper as there were no bayonet wounds on his body and what I could gather of his face one could see there had been a bullet wound there. In his right hand he had a canteen full of bully beef and biscuits and his hand was bent in carrying it. Round his body was what we call a bandolier full of ammunition and his helmet was a few yards away. All I can say is this that I am positively sure that the lad whom I buried was the same one (Private Walter Haywood) and I shall stick to my words that he was not wounded by a bayonet but I am almost

sure that he was killed by a sniper. I am very sorry for his mother, Mrs Kippax, but that is my story.” ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

HAYWOOD, WILLIE. Private. No 12474. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Mr and Mrs Whittaker Haywood, 39 Cowceliffe Hill, Birkby. Employed by Messrs Hopkinsons of Birkby. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Went out to the Dardenelles in August, 1915. Killed in action in the assault on Lala Baba, Suvla, when he went to the assistance of a wounded officer and was killed by a sniper on 7.8.1915, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Golcar Baptist Church.

HEAD, CHARLES A. Private. No 3/6622. 2nd Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born East Lexham, Norfolk. Lived 2 Silver Street, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Married. Killed in action, 17.2.1915, aged 42. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HEADEY, PERCY. Lance Corporal. No 240512. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 22 Grove Street, Huddersfield, 6.10.1882. Son of William Henry and Elizabeth Headey, 30a, South Street, Huddersfield. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Lockwood and Keighley, Upperhead Mills, Huddersfield. Married to Annie Headey and father of three children. Enlisted 5.9.1914. Killed in action at Nieuport, 7.8.1917, aged 34 years. Buried RAMSCAPELLE ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 27. ROH:- St. James’s Presbyterian Church, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HEALD, ALBERT. Private. No 3591. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Youngest son of Mrs Heald, 9 Pymroyd, Milnsbridge. Employed at Messrs J. W. Leech and Company’s chemical works. Attended the Huddersfield Mission. Single. Enlisted October 1915. Embarked for France in April, 1916. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme, 3.7.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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HEALEY, ALBERT. Private. No 15364. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Married. Lived 133 Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Employed by the Standard Fireworks Company, Crosland Hill. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras, 3.5.1917, aged 37 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private ALLEN HEALEY, killed in action, 14.9.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HEALEY, ALLEN. No not known. 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Lockwood. Lived Leeds. Killed in action, 14.9.1916. (Brother of Private ALBERT HEALEY, killed in action, 3.5.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HEALEY, WILFRED DOMINIC. Private. No 129331. 21st Company, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No S/23584 Seaforth Highlanders. Born Manchester. Enlisted Huddersfield. Son of the late Mr and Mrs John Healey. Husband of Beatrice H. Healey. Prior to enlistment, was a dentist in practice in South Street, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 26.4.1918, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HEAP, ARTHUR. Private. No 43036. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Arrunden, Holmfirth. Son of the late John Heap, ‘The Tollemarche Hotel’, Woodhead, Holmfirth. Lived with his sister and brother-in-law, Mr and Mrs Littlewood, at Yateholme. Employed as cattle dealer. Went out to New Zealand with his brother, Henry Heap, and worked on a sheep farm. Unfortunately Henry’s health deteriorated and they returned to Holmfirth just before the outbreak of the war. Enlisted in 1916 and, after a period of training in the North Riding of Yorkshire, embarked for France in December, 1916. Killed in action, 21.2.1917, aged 38 years. Buried CAMBRIN MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row G, Grave 52. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

HEALEY, DYSON. Private. No 34309. 8th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Born Flockton. Son of Mr and Mrs Healey of ‘The Thomas’s Arms Inn’, Netherton. Prior to enlistment, was a farmer on his father’s farm at Netherton. Acted

as a groundsman for the Netherton Tennis Club. Killed in action, 9.10.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial.

HEAP, EDWIN. Private. No DM2/17133S. Army Service Corps, attached 196th Siege Battery Ammunition Column. Born Ripponden near Halifax. Lived Bank View, Blackmoorfoot, Linthwaite. Died at No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, 24.1.1918. Buried BANDAGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 4. (Brother of Private WALKER HEAP, killed in action, 9.10.1917, q.v.). ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Helme Parish Church.

HEAP, FRED. Private. No 29294. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Enlisted Halifax. Killed in action in Italy, 27.10.1918. Buried TEZZE BRITISH CEMETERY, VAZZOLA, ITALY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 11.

HEAP, HAROLD. Private. No 205047. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Far End Lane, Honley 7.9.1888. Son of Albert Heap. Educated Honley National School. Employed as a twister-in by Messrs Brook and Woodhouse Limited, Queens Mill, Huddersfield. Husband of Lily Heap, 16 Berry Row, Berry Brow. Enlisted 26.3.1917. Wounded at Nieuport 9.10.1917. Had only just returned to France after recovering from his wounds when he was killed at Kemmel Hill on 29.4.1918, aged 30 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Armitage Bridge War Memorial; Honley War Memorial.

HEAP, JAMES ARTHUR. Private. No 241715. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Sam and Mary Alice Heap of Ward Place, Holmfirth. Educated at Dobb Day School. Attended Cartworth Moor Wesleyan School. Was a playing member of the Cartworth Moor Cricket Club. Employed at Lower Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted, 17.4.1916, on his 19th birthday. Embarked for France at the beginning of 1917. Died of wounds, 24.3.1918, aged 21 years. Buried DOULLENS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION No 1. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row B, Grave 65.

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ROH:- Cartworth War Memorial; memorial in Holmfirth Cemetery.

HEAP, LUTHER. Private. No 10971. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield, 28.4.1881. Son of Grace Heap, 149 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Educated at South Crosland National School. Employed as a labourer by Mr Stead Harrison, contractor, of Milnsbridge. Single. Enlisted 18.8.1914. Served in the Dardenelles and took part in the evacuation of Suvla Bay. He then went to Egypt and had been in France for about eight weeks when he was wounded on the Somme, 17.9.1916. Died of a haemorrhage at Frensham Hill Military Hospital, Surrey, on 30.9.1916. Buried SOUTH CROSLAND CHURCH BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- N.E., 314. ROH:- Gospel Mission, Huddersfield; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

HEAP, WALKER. Private. No 203741. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived with his sister at Bank View, Blackmoorfoot, Linthwaite. Employed in the dyeing department of Messrs Joseph Dyson and Sons, Milnsbridge. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Socalist Club. Killed in action, 9.10.1917, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private EDWIN HEAP, died of wounds, 24.1.1918, q.v.). ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Helme Parish Church.

HEAP, WILFRED. Gunner. No 162132. 279th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Shepley. Son of Henry and Sarah Alberta Heap, of Stocks Hill, Shepley. Single. Enlisted Huddersfield. Invalided home with trench fever. Rejoined his unit and was again taken ill. Sent to Brighton where he underwent an operation for appendicitis, which was unsuccessful. Died on 22.9.1918, aged 24 years. Buried St. PAUL’S CHURCHYARD, SHEPLEY. Grave location:- in North part. ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

HEATH, REGINALD STUART. Sapper. No 91697. 216th Army Transport Company, Royal Engineers. Born Emley. Son of Mr FE. C. Heath, Woodside, Emley. Husband of Hilda A. Heath, of Woodville, Emley. Enlisted Cambridge. Killed by a shell, 7.2.1916, aged 22years. Buried BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY. Grave

location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 2. ROH:- Emley War Memorial.

HEATON, ARTHUR. Ordinary Seaman. No J/50817. Royal Navy. HMS Pilorus. Son of Philemon and Sarah Heaton, 1 Upper Mount, Meltham. Was a member of the choir at St. James’s Church, Meltham Mills, a former secretary of the Meltham Mills bible class and a secretary of the Meltham Mills Adult School. Employed in the warehouse at the Bent Ley Silk Mills. Enlisted in the Navy on 8.3.1916. Was drowned by falling overboard from HMS Pilorus on 1.8.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

HEATON, HARRY. Private. No 90810. 75th Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No DM2/209998 Army Service Corps. Born Manchester. Married. Lived 38 Arnold Street, Birkby. Was a partner in a local firm of tobacconists. Enlisted Huddersfield. Reported missing, 5.8.1917, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HEATON, NORMAN. Private. No 37746. 10th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 19314 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Stile Common, Primrose Hill, 20.9.1891. Son of William and Eliza Heaton, 75 Cottage Retreat, Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Educated Stile Common Council School. Attended the Baptist Church, Primrose Hill, and was an active worker in the Sunday School and a member of the choir. When the family moved to Milnsbridge he attended the Milnsbridge Baptist Church. Employed as a scourer. Single. Enlisted 2..3.1916. Killed in action, 25.9.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HEBBLETHWAITE, HENRY. Private. No 235108. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Wilson Hebblethwaite of Wooldale. Husband of E. A. Hebblethwaite, 187 Sunny Bank, Holmbridge. Employed at Digley Mills. Enlisted October 1915. Embarked for France March, 1916. Killed

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in action, 25.11.1917, aged 27 years. Buried OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 20. (His widow received the following letter from her husband’s Officer who wrote, ‘By now you will probably have heard the dreadful news of the death of your husband. I know I cannot realise your terrible grief for I know how devoted you were to each other. It has been my painful duty to return some of your letters to him. He was in my Company and was one of my very best men. It ts nearly always the best who seem to be hit. The next time there was an opening for a commission I was going to put his name forward. He was killed by a shell and died almost instantly. He is buried by the side of one of his Company Officers. At this time please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy and may you be given the strength to bear your terrible loss.” ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

HEBBLETHWAITE, WALTER. Private. No 105825. 177th Company, Labour Corps. Formerly No R/27584. 23rd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born 77 Cliffe End Road 8.3.1896. Son of Herbert and Caroline Hebblethwaite. Educated Longwood National School. Was a chorister at Longwood Parish Church. Employed as a yarn warehouseman. Enlisted 27.2.1916. Wounded at Delville Wood, 20.8.1916. Accidentally killed in a railway accident at Mariolles, Northern France, on 11.12.1918, aged 22 years. Buried St. SOUPLET BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Maroilles Communal Cemetery German Extension Memorial No 1. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

HEELEY, ALBERT. Private. No 71775. 11th Battalion Sherwood Foresters. Born Netherton. Son of John William and Laura Heeley, 10 Church Street, Honley. Killed in action, 16.9.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial; Honley War Memorial.

HEELEY, ARTHUR. Private. No 29323. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Thongsbridge. Son of Elliot and Sarah Jane Heeley, 24 Albert Place, Thongsbridge. Educated Wooldale Council School. Was a member of Thongsbridge Cricket Club. Attended

Thongsbridge Mission Church. Enlisted 4.9.1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Died of wounds at No 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, on 12.6.1917, aged 25 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row A, Grave 1. (Brother of Private HAROLD HEELEY, killed in action, 25.8.1916). His parents had received a message on 10.6.1917 from the Sister in charge of the hospital informing them of his serious condition and adding, ‘He wished me to write you and send you his love.’ ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial.

HEELEY, FRED. Private. No 76881. 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly No 367798 Labour Corps. Born Hade Edge, Holmfirth, 7.12.1899. Son of Jonathan and Elizabeth Heeley, 63 Laund Road, Salendine Nook. Educated Fenay Bridge and Hillhouse Council Schools. Employed as a spinner by Messrs Hirst and Mallinson of Longwood. Single. At the time of enlistment, was living at Gibson Street, Oakes. Enlisted 7.12.1917. Killed in action near Cambrai, 12.10.1918, aged 18 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en- ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HEELEY, HAROLD. Private. No 19329. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Wooldale. Son of Eliot and Sarah Jane Heeley, 24 Albert Place, Thongsbridge. Educated Wooldale Council School. Was a member of Thongsbridge Cricket Club. Attended Huddersfield Technical College evening classes for six years, learning chemistry and dyeing. Employed as foreman dyer at Messrs Vickermans of Thongsbridge. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Went into training at North Shields but, on going to France, was attached to the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action, 25.8.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private ARTHUR HEELEY, died of wounds, 12.6.1917, q.v.). His parents received the news of his death in a letter from Bugler FE. Brown, 6 Platoon, ‘B’ Company, 10th Battalion K.O.Y.L.I. who wrote, ‘just a line in answer to your parcel and letters which you wrote to your son Harold. I am sorry to have to tell you that your son got killed on the 25th. I am sorry to have put it so bluntly but I find it is not much good telling you he is missing when

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we know for sure that he has got killed because it only puts you about and makes you wonder where he is. I know he has got killed. I would like them to tell my dear father and mother when I had got killed.’. ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial.

HEELEY, WILLIE. Private. No 48332. 20th (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 117659 Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Denby. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Heeley, Sunny Bank, Denby Dale. Married, with one child. Employed in the finishing department at Messrs J. Kenyon and Sons Limited, of Denby Dale. Died of wounds, 8.5.1917, aged 25 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 19, Row R, Grave 1a. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

HEELEY, WILLIE. Private. No 38654. 1/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Denby. Enlisted Penistone. Killed in action, 15.4.1918. Buried CABARET ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row B, Grave 15. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

HELLAWELL, ERNEST. Private. No 241930. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkheaton. Lived New Mill. Second son of Mr and Mrs W. Helliwell. Employed as a spinner at Stoney Bank Mills. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulstone War Memorial Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HELLAWELL, HARRY. Private. No 42321. 2nd Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Huddersfield. Son of Emma Hellawell, 6 Station Terrace, Golcar. Lived Cowlersley Lane, Milnsbridge. Employed as a clerk by Messrs David Brown and Sons, Park Gear Works, Crosland Moor. Was a member of the Golcar Central Liberal Club. Attended St. John’s Church, Golcar. Enlisted in 1915 and embarked for France in October, 1916. Killed in action, 11.2.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

HELLAWELL, JACK. Private. No 52609. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Swan Lane, Lockwood, 3.10.1896. Son of Joseph and Annie Hellawell, 39 Hope Street, Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Educated Mount Pleasant Board School. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs Gledhill Brothers of Lockwood. Attended Primrose Hill United Methodist Church. Single. Enlisted 29.3.1916. Reported missing on 21.3.1918 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

HELLAWELL, JOHN. Private. No 58848. 11th Battalion The Welsh Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs Tom Hellawell. Enlisted Bradford. Killed in action in Salonika, 18.9.1918, aged 28. Buried DOIRAN MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GREECE.

HELLAWELL, LUTHER. Private. No 14981. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs Charles Hellawell of Gully, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth National Day School. Attended Underbank Wesleyan Sunday School. Employed by Messrs James Robinson and Sons of Smithy Place, Holmfirth. Married, with two children. Enlisted Christmas 1914. Embarked for France in July, 1915. Wounded in the left foot and right thigh in July, 1916. Returned to France at Whitsuntide, 1917. On the 16.11.1917 his wife received a letter from him stating that, ‘It is very cold out here now but I am in the best of health and hope this letter will find you the same.’ Eight days later he was wounded in the chest . He was removed to No 21 Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wounds on 21.11.1917, aged 34 years. Buried ROCQUIGNY-EQUANCOURT ROAD BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 25. His wife received a message from the Matron of the C.C.S informing her that her husband had died, ‘It is with much regret I have to tell you of the death of your husband on the 21st inst. in this hospital from wounds sustained in battle. He was brought to us badly wounded in the chest and tn spite of all we could do for him he succumbed to his injuries. He passed away very peacefully without any pain in the end. He was laid to rest in the Military Cemetery near here.’ ROH:- Netherthong and

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Thongsbridge War Memorial; St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HELLAWELL, WILFRED. Private. No 241428. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Enlisted Huddersfield. Reported missing, 3.9.1916, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Pole Moor Baptist Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HELLAWELL, WILLIE. Private. No 28926. 9th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Golcar. Enlisted Halifax. Lived Golcar. Killed in action, 5.10.1918. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Golcar Baptist Church.

HELLAWELL, JOHN ARTHUR. Private. No 15518. 8th Battalion The King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Born Longwood, Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Broadbent, ‘Wellington Inn’, Ripponden Road, Oldham. His father was the late Mr Arthur Helliwell, of Brockholes, who was formerly in business in the corn trade at Longwood. The family then lived at Ingfield View, Longwood Gate, and later resided at Marsden. Employed by his uncles, Messrs J. and J. Bottomley, contractors, of Marsden. Enlisted November 1914. Had been wounded on one occasion. Killed in action, 26.4.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated

ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HELLAWELL, SELWYN. Private. No 204384. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Lightridge Farm, Fixby, 8.4.1890. Son of John William and Elizabeth Helliwell, Lightridge Farm, Fixby, Huddersfield. Employed as a farmer. Single. Enlisted 3.3.1917. Reported missing, 9.10.1917 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date, aged 27. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Hilda’s Church, Cowcliffe; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HELM, ALBERT. Private. No 12592. ‘& Company 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Wilson and

Harriet E. Helm of Hade Edge, Holmfirth. Attended Hade Edge Wesleyan Chapel. Employed as a clerk by Messrs Revill and Revill, accountants, of Huddersfield. Enlisted September 1914. Underwent training at Bovington Camp, Dorset, and later at Wimbourne. Embarked for France in July, 1915. Wounded in the legs on 25.4.1916. Taken to the No 4 Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wounds on 26.4.1916, aged 19 years. Buried BAILLEUL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 157. His parents received the following letter from Nurse Jollie, Sister-in-charge at the hospital where he died, ‘I am sorry to tell you Private Albert Helm was brought to No 4 Casualty Clearing Station last Tuesday night soon after midnight, very very severely wounded in both legs and quite unconscious. Everything was done for him but he passed peacefully away at ten minutes to one on Wednesday morning living less than an hour after admission. He will be buried in a part of the cemetery here reserved specially for our brave troops and there will be a little wooden cross bearing his name and the date marking his resting place.” ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

HEMINGWAY, ARTHUR. Rifleman. No R/18179. 2nd Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Forrest Road, Huddersfield, 5.9.1893. Son of Mr and Mrs O. Hemingway, 28 Dale Street, Chapel Hill, Huddersfield. Educated at Hillhouse Council School. Employed as a leather worker by Messrs B. Crook and Sons, Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield. Was a member of the choir at St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 27.1.1916. Killed in action at Nieuport on 10.7.1917, aged 23. Has no known grave. Commemorated NIEUPORT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.

HEMSWORTH, JOHN BERNARD. Sapper. No 223179. Royal Engineers. Born New Hey Road, Marsh. Son of William Hemsworth, 6 Mount Street, Marsh. Educated Holy Trinity Church of England School. Employed as a wheelwright. Single. Enlisted 31.12.1916. Died at Chatham of pneumonia on 21.1.1917, aged 19 years. Buried St. STEPHEN’S CHURCHYARD, LINDLEY. Grave location:- 7, T. ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield; memorial in St. Stephen’s Churchyard, Lindley.

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HENRY, BERNARD. Driver. No 92839. Royal Field Artillery. Formerly No S/2/SR04325 Army Service Corps. Born 1 Hebble Street, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Son of Mrs S. E. Ackroyd, Daisy Cottage, Calton Street, Huddersfield, and the late Colour Sergeant B. Henry, 1st Battalion Lincolnshire Regiment, and stepson of the late Mr Samuel Ackroyd, yarn manufacturer, of Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield Higher Grade School. Prior to enlistment was living at 11 Clifton Grove, Harehills, Leeds. Employed by the Leeds Corporation Gas Department as a costing clerk. Married, with one child. Enlisted June 1915. Killed in action near Cambrai, 20.11.1917, aged 30 years. Buried HERMIES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row E, Grave 1. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HEPPENSTALL, GEORGE FREDERICK. Private. No 60817 2nd/1st Yorkshire Hussars. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr J.W. Heppenstall. Employed as a piecer at Dover Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted in 1916. Was stationed in County Cork, Ireland and was expecting to be demobilised shortly. Was severely injured in an explosion and died within 24 hours. Buried with full military honours. He was 24 years of age. ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

HEPWORTH, FRANK. Private. No 204083. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Thomas and Mary Hepworth of Wakefield. Husband of Ellen Hepworth, 84 Alder Street, Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Employed by Messrs Thewlis, Jagger and Company, of Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 12.4.1918, aged 24 years. Buried BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row C, Grave 6. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

HEPWORTH, FRED. Rifleman. No C/6135. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Died at home 22.12.1916. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 3B, 57. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.

HEPWORTH, JOE WILLIAM. Rifleman. No 57681. 1/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 15.11.1884. Son of Richard and Ellen Hepworth. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Husband of Violet Hepworth,

6 Highroyd Terrace, Moldgreen. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs Joseph Wrigley and Sons, Littleroyd Mills. Was a member of the Rashcliffe Liberal Club and of the Milton Church P.S.A. Enlisted 24.7.1917. Wounded 24.3.1918. Died of his wounds at No 64 Casualty Clearing Station on 13.4.1918, aged 33 years. Buried MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row E, Grave 18. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen.

HEPWORTH, JOSEPH ALBERT. Private. No 62109. 15th/17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Fremont, West Derby, Liverpool, 18.4.1899. Son of Albert and Annie Hepworth, Cliffe Gardens, Stubbins Vale, Ramsbottom, near Manchester, and formerly of 44 Clement Street, Birkby. Educated Liverpool Council School. Employed as an apprentice dyer by Messrs Brown and Company, Bay Hall, Birkby. Single. Enlisted 18.5.1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 12.4.1918, aged 19. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HEPWORTH, LESLIE. Private. No 17566. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Spring Street, Huddersfield, 15.2.1889. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Hepworth, 6 The Avenue, Moldgreen. Employed as a butcher. Single. Enlisted 15.8.1914. Killed at Hill 60, 18.4.1915, aged 27. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. The deceased’s brother, who was serving with the same Regiment, sent the news home in a letter, He said that, ‘ Leslie was shot through the head and died instantly with a smile on his face. He urges his mother and sisters to bear up, saying he died a soldier’s death for King and Country.’ ROH:- Moldgreen War Memorial; Christ Church, Moldgreen.

HEPWORTH, SAM. Private. No 267982. 18th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Sun Green, Thorpe, Almondbury. Son of Ephraim Hepworth, 196 Sun Green, Thorpe, Almondbury. Educated Almondbury National School. Employed as a woollen piecer by Messrs Jarmaines, of Kirkheaton. Single. Enlisted 3.4.1917. Taken prisoner at Armentieres, 10.4.1918. Died in the hospital attached to Quedlinburg Camp, Germany, on 25.10.1918. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN

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CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row D, Grave 14. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

HEPWORTH, WILFRED. Private. No 38148. 1st Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Formerly No 32214 South Staffordshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield 11.1.1889. Educated Moldgreen Council School. Employed as a tailor’s presser by Messrs Wrigley and Tinker, wholesale clothiers, of Alfred Street, Huddersfield. Married. Lived 39 Cowcliffe Hill, Birkby. Enlisted August 1917. Reported missing on 13.4.1918 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated PLOEGSTEERT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HERBERT, FRED. Private. No 241120. 2/S5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Hey Laithe Farm, Marsden, 25.12.1897. Son of Robert and Elizabeth Herbert, West Street, Lindley. Educated Moldgreen Church of England School. Employed as a teaser by Messrs John Lockwood and Sons Limited, of Milnsbridge. Single. Enlisted May 1915. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private ROBERT HERBERT, died of wounds, 15.9.1916, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

HERBERT, ROBERT. Private. No 5618. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Grimsby. Fourth son of Robert and Elizabeth Herbert, Hey Laithe Farm, Marsden. Employed as a fettler by the Colne Valley Spinning Company Limited, Linthwaite. Enlisted 4.4.1916. Wounded in the right thigh on 3.9.1916. On 13.9.1916, he wrote home stating that his right leg had been amputated. Died of wounds at No 9 General Hospital, Rouen, 15.9.1916, aged 22 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Grave location:- Plot B, Row 21, Grave 46. (Brother of Private FRED HERBERT, reported missing, 3.5.1917, q.v.). ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

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HEWITT, E Private. No 29923. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Thomas Wilson Hewitt and Lily Hewitt, 5 North View, Marsden. Died at home, 18.1.1921, aged 25 years. Buried St. BARTHOLOMEW’S CHURCHYARD, MARSDEN. Grave location:- South, 29, 24. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

HEY, HERBERT. Private. No 7/1912. ‘B’ Company, 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Thomas Street, Lindley, 2.11.1887. Son of Joseph and Alice Ann Hey, 51 Thomas Street, Lindley. Educated Lindley Church of England School. Employed as a card grinder by Messrs Joseph Sykes Brothers, Acre Mills, Lindley. Single. Enlisted 4.9.1914. Was wounded in the head on 20.8.1915. Was taken to the 15th Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wounds on 20.8.1915. Buried HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 13. Nurse G. M. Allen, the sister-in-charge of the hospital, wrote to his parents, stating that, Private Hey was so badly wounded that he had little chance from the first but she thought he had not suffered much. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Lindley Zion Wesleyan Church; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HEYWOOD, JOHN. Private. No 19658 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Top of Bank, Thurstonland, 6.6.1887. Son of Eliza Heywood, 388 Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor. Employed as a stone dresser by Messrs Joe Shaw and Sons, Crosland Hill. Single. Enlisted December 1915. Reported missing at the Battle of Arras, 3.5.1917 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private JOSEPH HEYWOOD, killed in action, 27.3.1918, q.v.). ROH:- ‘Rising Sun’ Public House, Crosland Hill; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor.

HEYWOOD, JOSEPH. Private. No 241513. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Top of Bank, Thurstonland, 23.4.1885. Son of Eliza Heywood, 388 Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor. Employed as a stone planer by Messrs Joe Shaw and Sons, Crosland Hill. Was a member of the Crosland Moor Working Men’s Club. Single. Enlisted December 1915. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in

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action, 27.3.1918, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private JOHN HEYWOOD, reported missing, 3.5.1917, q.v.). ROH:--. ‘Rising Sun’ Public House, Crosland Hill; St, Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HIBBERD, GEORGE. Private. No 3389. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Colne Bridge, Kirkheaton, 4.2.1891. Son of Mrs Lumb, 29 Dalton Fold Road, Dalton. Educated St. Thomas’s Church of England School, Bradley. Attended Moldgreen Congregational Church and the Ramsden Street Men’s Own class. Played football with the Moldgreen Congregational Church, Huddersfield Wednesday and Cowlersley teams. Prior to enlistment, had worked at Lepton Edge Colliery and then for Messrs Read, Holliday as a banksman. Single. Enlisted 9.11.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Was wounded and returned to the front in April, 1916. Died of cerebro-spinal meningitis at No 12 Stationary Hospital on 25.12.1916, aged 25 years. Buried St. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 12. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HICKS, GEORGE HAROLD. Rifleman. No S/28939. 3rd Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Born Leeds. Lived with his brother-in-law and sister, Mr and Mrs B. Kenworthy, at 111 Longwood Gate, Longwood. Prior to enlistment was a weaver employed by Messrs John Crowther and Sons, of Milnsbridge. Was a member of the Milnsbridge Liberal Club and attended the Milnsbridge Baptist Sunday School. Enlisted February, 1916, and embarked for France on 14.12.1916. Died of wounds, 10.6.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

HICKMAN, HERBERT. Private. No 34750. Royal Field Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Lived 57 Upper Brow Road, Paddock. Married. Died in the Huddersfield Royal Infirmary, of nephritis, on 28.4.1922.

HIGGINSON, BERTRAM. Private. No 201251. 1st Battalion The Royal Scots Fusiliers. Born

Elland, West Yorkshire. Son of Mr and Mrs James Higginson, Burnlee, Holmfirth. Prior to enlistment, was employed in the finishing department at Digley Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted February 1916. Trained at Chelmsford and then was sent to Ireland. Embarked for France in December, 1917. Reported missing, 28.3.1918 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

HILES, SAM. Private. No 24821. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Cowcliffe, Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs Henry Hiles, 103 Cottage Retreat, Marsden Road, Huddersfield. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs George Crosland and Sons, Crosland Moor. Enlisted September 1914. Killed in action, 4.11.1918, aged 29 years. Buried ROMERIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row A, Grave 15.

HILL, BEN. Private. No 24757. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Lived Lowgate, Kirkburton. Married, with six children. Had served in the old Militia. Died of wounds, 20.12.1917, aged 36 years. Buried LONGUENESSE (St. OMER) SOUVENIR CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row FE, Grave 29. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

HILL, CHARLES ALBERT WILMOTTE. Private. No 9824. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Shaw, Oldham, Lancashire, 2..2.1892. Son of Mr W. H. Willmotte Hill, Moss Hey, Shaw, Lancashire. Educated at Shaw schools. Employed as a labourer in the Huddersfield Corporation Tramways Department. Husband of Emily Hill, 41 St. Andrews Road, Huddersfield. Was in the army before the war and was stationed at Malta. Had served on the Western Front since September, 1914, except for a short period when he was invalided home with frostbite and rheumatism. Killed in action at Montauban, 15.9.1916, aged 24 years. Buried FLATIRON COPSE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row D, Grave 6. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.

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HILL, EDWARD. Private. No 27358. 10th Battalion Royal Warwickshire Regiment. Formerly No 6235 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Eldest son of Mr and Mrs John Hill, 28a, Lowerhead Row, Huddersfield. Educated Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Prior to enlistment, was employed in the goods yard at Longwood Station. Was mobilised with the local Territorial battalion at the outbreak of war and had served in Ireland. Died of wounds at No 49 Casualty Clearing Station, 21.11.1916, aged 18 years. Buried CONTAY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row E, Grave 11. ROH:. Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge.

HILL, ERNEST. Private. No 35279. 15th Battalion (1st Leeds Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 7 Woodside Road, Lockwood, 22.5.1890. Son of William and Mary Ann Hills. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a porter by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at Brockholes Station. Married. Lived Lower Hagg, Brockholes. Enlisted 9.6.1916. Reported missing in the attack at Gavrelle, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

HILL, FRANK. Private. No 43153. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 33320 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield. Son of the late Joseph and Ann Ellen Hill, 80 Wood Terrace, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a healder and twister by Messrs Henry Roebuck and Company, Springdale Mills. Enlisted July 1916. Killed in action, 4.10.1917, aged 37 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HILL, FRANK. Private. No 238021. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkheaton. Enlisted Huddersfield. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

HILL, FRANK. Private. No 6657. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Elder son of the late Mr and Mrs James Henry Hill, 62

Woodhead Road, Holmfirth. (Brother of Ethel Hill, of the same address). Employed as a teaser by Messrs Whiteley and Green, Hinchliffe Mill Mill. Played the double bass with the Holme Brass Band. Attended the St. John’s Institute. Enlisted 5.10.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. In July, 1915, he returned to England suffering from a hernia and returned to the front in August, 1915. In 1916 he was boiling water in a bully beef tin when it exploded in his face. Septic poisoning set in and again he was invalided home, returning to France in December, 1916. Was seriously wounded in the head and chest on 15.3.1917. He was taken to No 7 Casualty Clearing Station at Merville but he died of his wounds on 15.3.1917, aged 24 years. Buried MERVILLE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 21. His sister, Miss Ethel Hill, received the following letter from the Sister-in-charge at the C.C.S, dated 15.3.1917, ‘I am very sorry to say that your dear brother died yesterday. He passed away most peacefully suffering no pain at all. He received every possible care and attention here and the best of surgical skill but God had need of him. I cannot tell you how sorry I feel for you but you will find solace in the thought that your dear brother is now safe and free from all earthly cares and sorrows of the world. For him we need not grieve but it is for those left to mourn. We must pray for resignation until they are reunited in God’s good care. He was visited frequently by the Padre. Accept my heartfelt sympathy.’ ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HILL, HARRY. Private. No 78298. 71st Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Kirkburton. Son of Nathaniel and Ellen Hall of Causeway Side, Linthwaite. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a tuner by Messrs Marshall and Kaye and Marshall, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury. Was wounded whilst serving in Italy and taken to the 11th General Hospital at Genoa, where he died of his wounds on 30.8.1918, aged 29 years. Buried STAGLIENO CEMETERY, GENOA, ITALY. Grave Location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 33. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; Golcar Baptist Church.

HILL, HERBERT HENRY. Private. No 42398. 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Leeds 11.4.1877. Both parents

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deceased. Brother of John Hill, 5 Chapman Street, Beckett Street, Leeds. Educated St. John’s National Schools, Leeds. Employed as an insurance agent. At the time of enlistment was living at 205 Wakefield Road, Dalton, Huddersfield. Single. Reported missing 28.4.1917 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date, aged 40. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

HILL, IRVIN. Private. No 31725. 8th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Son of Isaac and Mary Hill of Hallas, Kirkburton. Prior to enlistment, was employed by Mtr Giessler, manufacturer, of Kirkburton. Died of wounds at No 44 Casualty Clearing Station, 30.4.1918, aged 20 years. Buried ARNEKE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 1. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

HILL, JAMES. Private. No 3/9474. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Married. Lived 44 Perseverance Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Was employed at the ironworks of Messrs Broadbent and Company, Queens Street South, Huddersfield. Enlisted shortly after the outbreak of the war. Killed by a shell near High Wood during the Battle of the Somme, 17.9.1916, aged 29 years. Buried LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row B, Grave 14.

HILL, JAMES BRACEWELL. Private. No 71. 51st Battalion Australian Imperial Forces. Born Marsden. Son of Joseph and Jane Ann Hill of Fern Lea, Marsden. Before leaving Marsden for Australia, he was a member of the firm of Messrs Joseph Hill and Sons, tailors, Peel Street, Marsden. Was a member of Marsden Liberal Club and continued to pay his subscriptions when he went abroad. Went out to Australia for health reasons in 1908 and worked on a sheep station near Adelaide. Enlisted, 12.4.1916, and arrived in France in September, 1916. Killed in action, 1.4.1918, aged 38 years. Buried RIBEMONT COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 2. ROH:- Marsden Liberal Club; memorial in Marsden Churchyard.

HILL, PHILIP J. Sergeant. No 64374. 135th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Elder son of Mr J. J. Hill, 175 Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Prior to enlistment, was employed by Messrs Crowther Brothers, of Stanley Mills, Milnsbridge. Enlisted 19.8.1916. Died of illness, 3.7.1917, aged 21 years. Buried FAUBOURG D’AMIENS CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row J, Grave 19. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HILTON, HARRY. Private. No 201767. 8th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born New Mill, Holmfirth. Son of George and Sarah Hilton, Sude Hill, New Mill. Educated New Mill National School. Attended the Parish Church Sunday School and was a member of the Young Men’s Class. Was also a member of the New Mill Working Men’s Club and was a keen billiard player. Employed by Messrs Mitchel, cloth finishers, of Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Embarked for France 16.6.1917. Killed in action, 16.8.1917, aged 22 years. Buried LA BRIQUE MILITARY CEMETERY No 2. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 9. ROH:- New Mill Working Men’s Club; Fulston War Memorial.

HINCHCLIFFE, ALLAN. Private. No 235069. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth 12.12.1893. Son of the late Joseph Hinchcliffe, of Holmbridge, and of Mrs Dickinson of ‘The Victoria Hotel’, Meltham. Educated Field End School and was also a scholar at the Holmbridge Church Sunday School. Was a member of the Holmbridge Cricket Club. Employed by Messrs T. and J. Tinker at Bottoms Mill. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Was wounded during the fighting on the Somme in September, 1916. Was treated in England and returned to France in February, 1917. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial; St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

HINCHCLIFFE, G. W. Gunner. No 108957. 138th Heavy Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Marsden Lived Spring Street, Marsden. Died from bronchial pneumonia following upon influenza, 27.11.1918. Buried LE CATEAU COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Grave 22. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

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HINCHCLIFFE, HERBERT. Corporal. No 241570. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Henry Street, Huddersfield, 2.1.1897. Youngest son of the late Mr James Hinchliffe. Lived with his sister, Mrs Shaw, at 26 Grasscroft Road, Marsh. Employed as a postman at Golcar Post Office. Attended St. Aidan’s Mission Church. Single. Enlisted 8.3.1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 20.11.1917, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Huddersfield GPO; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HINCHCLIFFE, SAM. Private. No 305638. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Holmbridge. Killed in action, 18.9.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall; memorial in Hade Edge Burial Ground.

HINCHLIFF, IRVIN. Private. No DM2/134734. 913th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Born Cowcliffe, Huddersfield, 15.7.1893. Son of Albert and Louisa Hinchliff, 75 Netheroyd Hill Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Cowcliffe Schools. Employed as a textile worker. Single. Enlisted October 1915. Died in Salonica of malaria and influenza at No 49 Casualty Clearing Station, 17.7.1919, aged 25 years. Buried BRALO BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave No 97. (Brother of Private JOE HINCHLIFF, died in East Africa, 7.12.1918, q.v.). ROH:- St. Hilda’s Church, Cowceliffe; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HINCHLIFF, JOE. Private. No DM2/17135S. Army Service Corps. Born Cowcliffe, Huddersfield, 23.6.1889. Son of Albert and Louisa Hinchliff, 75 Netheroyd Hill Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Cowcliffe and Hillhouse schools. Employed as a textile worker. Enlisted 6.5.1916. Died at Port Amelia, East Africa, of malaria, 7.12.1918, aged 29. Buried PEMBA CEMETERY, MOZAMBIQUE. Grave location:- C, 1. (Brother of Private IRVIN HINCHLIFF, died in Salonica, 17.1.1919, q.v.). ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; St, Hilda’s Church, Cowcliffe, Huddersfield.

HINCHLIFFE, CHARLES ERNEST, MM. 2nd Lieutenant. 4th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Sunset Terrace, Birkby, 22.1.1894. Son of Charles and Mary E. Hinchliffe, 13 Alexandra Road, Lindley. Husband of Hildred Hinchliffe, 4 King’s Road, Guildford. Educated Spring Grove Council School and Huddersfield Technical College. Employed as an assistant woollen designer. Enlisted as a Private in the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Served in Egypt and Gallipoli. Killed in action near Rheims, 20.7.1918, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HINCHLIFFE, CHARLES GODFREY. Guardsman. No 13956. Coldstream Guards. Born Gunthwaite, near Penistone. Son of the late Wright Hinchcliffe and Elizabeth Town (formerly Hinchcliffe), of Upper Denby. Killed in action, 19.6.1917, aged 23. Buried ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row C, Grave 14. ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.

HINCHLIFFE, FRANK. Private. No 5403. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmbridge, Holmfirth, 22.8.1891. Son of Ben and Mary Hinchcliffe, 4 Dewhurst Road, Fartown, Huddersfield. Educated Holmbridge Parish Church Schools. Employed by Mr Boothroyd, baker and confectioner, of Fartown Bar as a van driver. Enlisted January 1916. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel, 14.2.1917, aged 25 years. Buried AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row K, Grave 8. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HINCHLIFFE, HAROLD. Private. No 241910. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Alfred and Annie Hinchliffe, 5 Cross Street, Honley. Attended the Honley Primitive Methodist Sunday School and Church. Was secretary for Honley Musical Festival, the Adult bible class, Grey’s orchestral band and the Rechabite Sick Club. Employed by Thornton’s of Honley. He was fatally wounded in the same battle as his younger brother, Drummer LEWIS HINCHLIFFE, was wounded. They each tended the other’s injuries and the Drummer was conveyed to hospital unaware of Harold’s death. Died of wounds, 4.5.1917, aged 28 years.

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Buried ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 24; ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Honley War Memorial.

HINCHLIFFE, HENRY (HARRY). Private. No 95059. Posted 2/4th Battalion London Regiment Royal Fusiliers. Formerly No 37323 Durham Light Infantry. Born Golcar. Youngest son of Mrs Martha Hinchliffe, 44 Spring Mill, Milnsbridge. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a teaser by Messrs George Thomas and Sons, Dale Street Mills, Longwood. Enlisted 1916. Killed in action, 9.8.1918, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en- ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial.

HINCHLIFFE, IRVINE. Private. No CH/1481(S). Royal Marine Light Infantry, 1st Royal Marine Battalion Royal Naval Division. Son of Joe and Annie Hinchliffe, Greenfield Road, Holmfirth. Employed as a shop assistant at the Holmfirth branch of Messrs Wallaces Limited. Enlisted February 1916. Went over to France in September, 1916. Killed in action at Beaumont Hamel, 16.2.1917, aged 20 years. Buried ANCRE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row C, Grave 19. The Rev. J. E Beamish, of Upperthong, made enquiries and received a letter from the Rev. W. Whitehead, Chaplain to the forces, who wrote, ‘I have seen the Sergeant of his company and I am informed that as he was going to the trenches on the night of February 14th the path was shelled and he was hit on the head by a piece of explosive shell. He was taken to the dressing station where he passed away. His comrades thought at the time that he was killed outright so I think his mother may rest assured that though he lingered several hours he was unconscious and could not feel any pain or suffering. He has been buried in the soldier’s cemetery near the dressing station. The church service was said and his grave marked and on it there will be placed a wooden cross with his name and regiment so that when the war ts over there should be no difficulty in finding the place.’ ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

HINCHLIFFE, J. Private. No 29/838. 33rd Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Mrs Clara Hinchliffe, of Lane Head Hill, Honley. Died of sickness, 15.8.1916, aged 38 years. Buried HONLEY CHURCH BURIAL

GROUND. Grave location:- 61, 3711. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

HINCHLIFFE, JACK. Gunner. No L/25686. ‘D”’ Battery, 84th Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Allen Row, Paddock, 30.7.1895. Son of Mr and Mrs Job Hinchliffe, 211 Marsden Road, Brierley Wood, Huddersfield. Educated Crosland Moor Council School. Employed as a woollen weaver. Single. Enlisted April 1915. Wounded in the head, 9.9.1917. Died of his wounds, 15.9.1917, aged 22 years. Buried DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row B, Grave 17. ROH:- Crosland Moor Wesleyan Church.

HINCHLIFFE, JAMES ALFRED. Acting Sergeant. No 67000. 92nd Battery, Royal Field Artillery. Born 9 Birkby Hall Road, Birkby, 11.3.1891. Lived with his Aunt, Mrs Thorpe, at 11 Birkby Hall Road, Birkby. Educated Hillhouse Board School. Employed as a porter at Huddersfield Railway Station. Enlisted in the army in August, 1911. Served in the Dardenelles. Killed in action, 12.4.1917, aged 26. Buried TILLOY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row B, Grave 9. ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; commemorated on his parents’ headstone in Edgerton Cemetery.

HINCHLIFFE, JOHN. Private. No 235191. 2/7th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Highroyd, Honley, 6.10.1878. Son of the late William and Sarah Ann Hinchliffe. Lived 229 Rose Cottages, Yews Hill Road, Lockwood. Educated at Newsome Church School and Armitage Bridge Church of England School. Employed as a cloth finisher by Messrs Crowther and Vickerman at Crosland Moor Bottom. Played cricket with the Hall Bower team. Was a member of the Newsome Adult School. Married. Enlisted November 1916. Wounded at Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Killed in action, 16.3.1918, aged 39 years. Buried ROCLINCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row A, Grave 13. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Newsome; St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

HINCHLIFFE, KENNETH. Private. No 29318. 8th Battalion King’s Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Born Holmfirth. Son of Walter and Lucy Hinchliffe, of West Gorton, Manchester. Was the grandson of the late Mr Joah Swallow of New

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Mill. Attended Cliffe Sunday School, Holmfirth, and was a member of the gymnasium class. Employed by Messrs John Woodhead, Albion Mills, Thongsbridge. Killed in action, 23.8.1918, aged 18. Buried DOUCHY-LES-AYETTE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 4. ROH:- Memorial in Christ Church Churchyard, New Mill.

HINCHLIFFE, LOUIS. Private. No 41529. 1/Sth Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Youngest son of Mr and Mrs George Hinchliffe, 10 Barlboro Place, Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Was a cornet player in the Milnsbridge Socalist Brass Band. Attended St. Michael’s Mission Church. Employed by Messrs Joseph Dyson and Sons, Milnsbridge. Enlisted September 1916. Embarked for France on New Years Day, 1917. In March, 1917, he was brought to Bradford wounded and suffering from trench feet. He returned to France on 7.6.1917. Was reported missing, presumed killed, 9.10.1917. Buried DOCHY FARM NEW BRITISH CEMETERY, LANGEMARCK, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 28. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial; St. John’s Church, Golcar.

HINCHLIFFE, NORMAN. Private. No 99533. 6th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Born Holmfirth. Son of Harry and Emma Hinchliffe, 29 Upperthong, Holmfirth. Educated Upperthong National School. Was a member of the choir at Lane Congregational Church and was an old scholar of Upperthong Sunday School. Was employed as an apprentice in the bakehouse of Messrs Dawson and Birch. Enlisted July 1917. Embarked for France in April, 1918. Died of wounds at No 6 Casualty Clearing Station, 8.9.1918, aged 19 years. Buried PERNES BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row B, Grave 3. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

HINCHLIFFE, RANDEL. Lance Corporal. No 22975. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmbridge. Son of John and Sarah Hinchcliffe, of Stubbin, Holmbridge. Prior to enlistment, had served in the Wakefield police force and had also been an attendant at Storths Hall Asylum. He had also worked for Messrs J. Watkinson and Sons Limited, Washpit Mills. Married. Arrived in France 19.12.1916.

Killed in action, 29.12.1916, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Holme

and Holmbridge War Memorial; memorial in St. David’s Churchyard.

HINCHLIFFE, WILLIE. Gunner. No 152570. ‘C’ Battery, 223rd Brigade Royal Field Artillery. Born Holmfirth. Educated Hade Edge Council School and also attended Choppards Sunday School. Employed by Messrs J. Watkinson and Sons Limited, Washpit Mills. Lived Arrunden Wood Nook. Was a member of Cartworth Moor Cricket Club. Married in 1913. Enlisted 7.8.1916. Embarked for France on 24.4.1917. Was wounded in the back, 31.10.1917. Died of wounds at No 4 Casualty Clearing Station, 1.11.1917, aged 29 years. Buried DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 12, Row D, Grave 15. A member of the hospital staff wrote to Gunner Hinchliffe’s wife, ‘I have regret in writing to confirm the death of No 152570 Gunner W. Hinchliffe of the R.EA. in this hospital on the 1st inst. He was admitted on October 31st so badly wounded in the back that there was no chance of his recovery. Everything possible was done for him during the short time he was under our care but he gradually became weaker and passed away at 7am on 1.11.1917. He didn’t appear to suffer at all and was conscious almost to the end. With sincerest sympathy - C.M. Roy.’ ROH:- Cartworth War Memorial.

HINDLE, SAM. Guardsman. No 27640. No 1 Company, 4th Battalion Grenadier Guards. Born Kirkburton. Eldest son of Lydia Ann Hindle, of Lee Lane, Kirkburton, and the late Albert Hindle. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a spinning overlooker by Messrs A. Crabtree and Company, Springfield Mills, Kirkburton. Was a member of the Kirkburton Liberal Club. Enlisted November 1916. Embarked for France in June, 1917. Killed in action, 2.8.1917, aged 19 years. Buried ARTILLERY WOOD CEMETERY, BOESINGHE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 11, Row A, Grave 13. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; commemorated on headstone in Kirkburton Churchyard.

HIRST, ADAM ALFRED. Private. No 22458. 2nd Battalion East Lancashire Regiment. Formerly No 2051 King’s Own Yorkshire

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Light Infantry. Born Sharlston, Yorkshire. Son of Enos and Martha Hirst of ‘Ladcar’, Emley Moor, Huddersfield. Lived Shelley, Huddersfield. Reported missing, presumed killed, 31.7.1917, aged 31 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Emley War Memorial; commemorated in Emley Churchyard.

HIRST, ALBERT. Private. No 64593. 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 43936 The Yorkshire Regiment. Born 86 Back Whitehead Lane, Huddersfield, 1.3.1899. Son of John William and Emma Hirst, 2 Hopkinson’s Yard, Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Educated Rashcliffe Church of England Elementary School. Attended Buxton Road Sunday School. Employed by Mrs T. H. Smith, pork butcher, of Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 10.4.1917. Embarked for France three weeks before he died. Died of gas poisoning at 5th General Hospital, Leicester, 13.4.1918, aged 19 years. Buried LOCKWOOD CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- C, ‘C’, 672. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

HIRST, AMOS. Private. No 31711. 13th (1st Barnsley Pals) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of the late Mr and Mrs James Hirst, Potters, Slaithwaite. Was well known in Slaithwaite amongst the local farmers and cattle dealers, being for many years a right hand man for Mr Levi Tweed, of Scammonden, in the cattle trade. He had also worked as a weaver for Messrs. Crowther, Bruce and Company, of Marsden. Single. Had been in France for two months when he died from shell wounds on 14.11.1916, aged 39 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Pole Moor Baptist Church.

HIRST, ARNOLD. Private. No 12500. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Mr and Mrs H. Hirst, 15 Dowker Street, Milnsbridge. Lived with his sister at 99 Whitehead Lane, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a chain maker by Messrs. Learoyd Brothers and Company at Trafalgar Mills, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Attended the Young Men’s Class

at St. Thomas’s Church, Longroyd Bridge. Enlisted September, 1914, and embarked for France in June, 1915. Came home on leave at Christmas, 1915. Died of wounds, 12.11.1916, aged 20 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave Location:- Block O, Plot 1, Row P, Grave 6. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church; Learoyd Brothers; Longwood War Memorial.

HIRST, ARTHUR BOOTHROYD. Private. No 4255. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Deighton, Huddersfield, 1883. Son of Harry Boothroyd Hirst, Brick Bank, Northgate, Huddersfield. Educated Deighton Council School. Employed as a labourer. Married. Lived 4 Stott’s Buildings, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Enlisted 1915. Killed in action, 12.7.1916. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HIRST, BEN ALLEN. Private. No 0505. ‘D’ Company, 1st Battalion Hampshire Regiment. Son of Thomas and Mary Ethel Hirst, of Owen’s Terrace, Honley. Died of sickness at home, 17.3.1920, aged 20 years. Buried HONLEY CHURCH BURIAL GROUND. Grave location;- 37, 1442. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

HIRST, EDGAR BRAMLEY. Sapper. No 312424. Fifth Army H.Q. Signal Company, Royal Engineers. Born Delph Terrace, Linthwaite, 26.9.1892. Son of Arthur Edward and Frances Mary Hirst, 2 Oakes Road, Lindley. Educated Linthwaite Church of England School and Huddersfield Technical College. Employed as a twist frame overlooker. Single. Enlisted 17.3.1916. Killed in action near Ypres, 17.11.1917, aged 25. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, BOESINGHE. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row C, Grave 3. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley.

HIRST, FRANK. Air Mechanic 1st Class. No 38401. H.Q. (France) Royal Air Force. Born Taylor Hill, Huddersfield, 21.5.1897. Son of Edith and the late Willie Hirst, 2 Mellor’s Buildings, Stoney Lane, Taylor Hill. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a motor driver by Messrs Kaye and Stewart. Single. Enlisted 20.7.1916. Came home on leave from France and contracted pneumonia on the journey. Died in Royds Hall Military Hospital,

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17.2.1919, aged 21 years. Buried LOCKWOOD CEMETERY. Grave location:- A, 462. ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Taylor Hill Primitive Methodist Church.

HIRST, FRANK. Private. No 4810. 56th Battalion Australian Imperial Forces. Born Huddersfield 8.6.1886. Son of J. W. and M. J. Hirst, Yorke House, 18 Norman Avenue, Birkby, Huddersfield. Educated at Spring Grove Council and Hillhouse Schools. Was living in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, at the time of enlistment. Was employed as an electrician. Killed in action, 1.9.1918, aged 32 years. Buried PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row E, Grave 9. (Brother of Private HARRY HIRST, killed in action, 10.11.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HIRST, FRED. Private. No 3/20320. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Lived Cinder Hill, Kirkburton. Died of wounds, 10.4.1917, aged 26 years. Buried St. NICOLAS BRITISH CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 11. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

HIRST, FRED. Private. No 32736. 8th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 22824 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of George and Mary Hirst, Woodbine Terrace, Spark Green, Meltham. Reported missing, presumed killed, 11.10.1917, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Helme Parish Church.

HIRST, FRED. Private. No 5/241361. 1/S5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Sarah Ann Hirst, 55 Station Road, Brockholes, Huddersfield. Attended Brockholes Wesleyan Chapel. Employed by Messrs Robinson, Smithy Place, Brockholes. Enlisted at the beginning of 1916. Killed in action, 3.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location; Plot 1, Row C. Grave 26. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Honley War Memorial.

HIRST, FRED. Private. No 41932. 2 Platoon, ‘XV Company, 7th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment.

Born Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield. Son of Jere and Clara Hirst, 16 Parkside, Scholes. Prior to enlistment, was employed by Messrs Vickerman Limited, Thongsbridge. Enlisted Easter, 1917, and embarked for France at Easter 1918. Reported missing near Rheims, 27.5.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated SOISSONS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Fulstone War Memorial.

HIRST, FREDERICK GEORGE. Private. No 31245. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Fieldhouse, Huddersfield, 18.6.1893. Son of Seth and Margaret Hirst, 9 Ashbrow Road, Fartown. Educated Deighton Council School. Employed as a packing case maker by Mr. T.A. Cockin, Waterloo Mills, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 18.3.1917. Killed in action near Arras, 31.8.1918, aged 25 years. Buried VIS-en-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 39. ROH:- Sheepridge Providence United Methodist Sunday School; Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HIRST, GEORGE. Private. No 47514. 26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Thurstonland. Son of Frank Hirst of Thurstonland. Husband of E. A. M. Hirst, 2 The Avenue, Moldgreen. A keen cricket player. Had been a professional for Meltham, Skelmanthorpe and other clubs and had also played for Almondbury. Prior to enlistment, was employed as a french polisher by Messrs Taylor and Hobson of Huddersfield. Died of wounds at No 24 Casualty Clearing Station on 9.4.1917, aged 38 years. Buried AUBIGNY COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row L, Grave 5. ROH:- Thurstonland War Memorial; Moldgreen War Memorial.

HIRST, GEORGE. Rifleman. No S/28212. 10th Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Born Holmfirth. Son of Tom and Annie Hirst, of Longley, Holmfirth. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 27.11.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

HIRST, HAROLD. Private. No 6655. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of Charles Richard and Annie Hirst, of School Hill, Meltham. Killed in action

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19.1.1917, aged 23 years. Buried BERLES NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 3. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

HIRST, HAROLD. Private. No 241784. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born South Crosland, Huddersfield. Son of Edward and Hannah Hirst, 3 Manse Side, Marsden. Prior to enlistment was employed by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company Limited as a weaver. Was a member of the Marsden Conservative Club and attended St. Bartholomew’s Church. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial; memorial in Marsden Churchyard.

HIRST, HARRY. Guardsman. No 24348. 2nd Battalion Coldstream Guards. Born Springwood Street, Huddersfield, 3.1.1883. Son of J. W. and M. J. Hirst, Yorke House, Norman Avenue, Birkby. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a licensed victualler in Leeds. Husband of A. M. Hirst of ‘Blooming Rose Inn’, Leeds. Enlisted 1917. Killed in action, 10.11.1918. Buried VILLERS-POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row I, Grave 5. (Brother of Private FRANK HIRST, killed in action 1.9.1918, q.v.). ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HIRST, HARRY. Private. No 242671. 1/5th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 3880 3/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 85 Back Morecambe Terrace, Huddersfield 12.8.1896. Son of John and Ann Hirst, 5 Cowcliffe Hill Road, Birkby. Educated at Lowerhouses National School, Huddersfield Parish Church School and St. Andrew’s School. Was a member of Woodhouse Church Young Men’s Bible Class. Employed as a motor driver by Messrs Shaws Limited of Moldgreen. Single Enlisted 19.2.1916. Was gassed on one occasion. Killed in action at Passchendaele, 21.10.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HIRST, HARRY. Private. No 24893. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 57 Dale Street, Huddersfield, 20.1.1897. Son of Arthur and Amelia Hirst, 47 Manchester Road, Huddersfield. Educated St. Paul’s Church of England School, Huddersfield. Employed as an upholsterer by Mr Harry Roebuck of Aspley. Attended Buxton Road Wesleyan Sunday School. Enlisted 9.10.1916. Was killed in action exactly one year later, on 9.10.1917, aged 19. Buried NEW IRISH FARM CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 21, Row A, Grave 9. ROH:- High Street United Methodist Church.

HIRST, HARRY. Private. No 37962. 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Youngest son of Mr Wyndham Hirst, 2 Barlboro Place, Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Educated Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Had attended the Milnsbridge Baptist Church and Sunday School and also Scapegoat Hill Baptist Chapel. Employed as a beamer by Messrs Whitwam and Company, Ramsden Mill, Linthwaite. Enlisted June 1916. Embarked for France in September, 1916. Killed in action, 21.3.1918, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge; Milnsbridge War Memorial.

HIRST, HARRY. Private. No 33513. 185th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 4606 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs Wright Hirst, Lane End, Holmfirth. Educated Hade Edge Council School. Attended Cartworth Moor Wesleyan Sunday School. Played cricket for the Cartworth Moor Cricket Club. Employed as a motor driver at the Victoria Mill, Lockwood. Had been in hospital with dysentery at Secundurabad, India, where his doctor was from Holmfirth, the ward orderly was a Lindley soldier and the nurse was from Oughtibridge. Died on board HM Hospital Ship Kalyon during the evening of Sunday, 28.4.1918. Buried PIETA MILITARY CEMETERY, MALTA. Grave location:- Plot C, Row 17, Grave 1. His parents received the following letter from the Rev. Arthur Outram, Chaplain to the Forces, giving details of Harry’s last hours, ‘Your son Harry was brought on board with very little chance of getting through but still there was a chance that he might get home in time to see you all which he was very

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anxious to do. However this was not to be and in spite of all the doctors, Sister and Orderlies did he passed peacefully away on the evening of the 28th April. He was just as well off for comfort on board as on land and he did not suffer you will be glad to know. He simply was tired out and wearying to go. He sent his love to you all and asked me to tell you he was quite ready to go ‘home’. He was buried with full military honours at Malta as we happened to call there.’ ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

HIRST, HARRY ATKINSON. Private. No 3/15217. Lincolnshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield 1879. Lived 5 Benson’s Square, Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Discharged from the army due to illness on 15.5.1916. Died of valvular disease of the heart on 8.10.1921.

HIRST, HARRY LAWRENCE. Private. No 32645. 10th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Meltham, Huddersfield. Son of Mrs Hirst, Upper Mount, Meltham, and the late Mr Joe Hirst who was a well known local cricketer. Played cricket with the Meltham and Meltham Mills teams. Killed in action, 27.9.1917, aged 36 years. Buried MESSINES RIDGE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 33. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

HIRST, HENRY (HARRY). Private. No 4495. 3/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Marsden. Lived 5 Gladstone Buildings, Marsden. Employed as a dyer’s labourer by Mr J. E. Crowther at Ready Carr Mills. Was a member of the Marsden Socalist Club and of the Marsden Cricket Club. Married, with one child. Was home on leave at Christmas, 1915. Died of pneumonia at Clipstone Camp, 3.1.1916, aged 41 years. Buried with full military honours at ST. BARTHOLOMEW’S PARISH CHURCHYARD, MARSDEN. Grave location:- South, 29, 5. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

HIRST, HENRY, MM MSM. Sergeant. No 307747. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Mary Hannah Hirst, 158 Woodbridge Road, Holmbridge. Attended Holmbridge Church and Sunday School, where he was a sidesman and a teacher. Played both cricket and football for the local teams. Employed as a weaver at Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Enlisted August 1914. Embarked for France in

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HIRST, HERBERT. Private. No 25208. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Colne Bridge, Huddersfield. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Hirst, 6 Whittaker Street, Deighton. Employed by Messrs John Lee Walker and Sons Limited, Woodhouse Mills. Single. Killed in action at Passchendaele, 20.9.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Deighton War Memorial.

HIRST, HILDRED. Private. No 64097. 1st Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Arthur and Mary Hirst, Eastwood Mount, Marsden. Employed in the weft department at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Attended Marsden Wesleyan Church and Adult School. Enlisted February 1918. Embarked for France 15.8.1918. Reported missing, 17.9.1918, aged 18. Buried CHAPELLE BRITISH CEMETERY, HOLNON Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 14. On December 20th, 1918, his parents received their son’s pocket book from a fellow soldier, who was in hospital in Leeds, with the news that Private Hirst was killed in action by a machine gun bullet at St. Quentin on 17.9.1918. Mr and Mrs Hirst went to see the wounded soldier in hospital and learned from him that the pocket book was found on the battlefield near to Private Hirst whose body was lying in a shellhole. His name and address were written inside and he had no doubt as to the identity of the deceased as he was a personal friend of his. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

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HIRST, HUBERT IRVIN. Private. No 5360. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Mitchell Hirst, 13 West End Road, Golcar. Employed by Messrs Pearson Brothers at Victoria Mills, Golcar. Was a member of Golcar Conservative Club. Enlisted 27.3.1916. Embarked for France at the beginning of January 1917. Killed in action, 14.2.1917, aged 21 years. Buried AUCHONVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row K, Grave 7. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HIRST, HUMPHREY. Private. No 43084. 200th Area Employment Company, Labour Corps. Formerly 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Linthwaite, Huddersfield.

Son of Seth Hirst, 105 Albert Terrace, Linthwaite.

Employed as a weaver at Platt Mill, Slaithwaite. Was a member of Linthwaite Hall Cricket Club and attended Slaithwaite Church. Enlisted May 1916. Died of a cerebral haemorrhage at Rouen Base Hospital, 7.8.1918, aged 28 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Block Q, Plot 3, Row M, Grave 2. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; St. James Church, Slaithwaite.

HIRST, JOE. Private. No 13004. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Paddock 13.2.1883. Educated All Saints Church of England School, Paddock. Employed as a spinner by Messrs J. Rayner and Company Limited, Turnbridge, Huddersfield. At the time of enlistment, was living at 56 Lower Brow Road, Paddock. Married, with three children. Enlisted 8.8. 1914. Killed in action, 28.3.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

HIRST, JOHN. Private. No 14908. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Round Close, Hade Edge, Holmfirth. Married, with three children. Known locally as ‘Jack O’ Dodds’. Employed in the teasing department at Washpit Mills. Killed in action at Flers, 9.10.1916, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

HIRST, JOHN. Private. No 41457. 26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland

Fusiliers. Formerly No 19621 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of the late Eli Hirst of Upperthong. Brother of Lucy Hirst, 26 Upperthong, Holmfirth. Employed at Spring Lane Mills. Enlisted in the Spring of 1916 and went into training at North Shields. Three months later he crossed to France. Killed in action, 23.4.1917, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

HIRST, JOSEPH ALLEN. Private. No 32341. 7th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Schofield’s Buildings, Quarmby Road, Lindley, 17.3.1885. Son of George Hirst, 3 Park Road West, Crosland Moor. His mother died when he was seven years old. Educated Longwood Church of England School. Attended All Saints Church, Paddock and sang in the choir. Employed as a painter and decorator by Mr John Littlewood of Berry Brow. Husband of Edith Ann Hirst, (Later Ramsden), 3 Park Road West, Crosland Moor. Enlisted November 1916. Died of heat stroke in Mesopotamia, 20.7.1917, aged 32 years. Buried BAGHDAD (NORTH GATE) WAR CEMETERY. Grave location:- 19, J, 11. ROH:-. St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; All Saints Church, Paddock; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; United Methodist Church, Crosland Moor.

HIRST, LEONARD. Private. No 39590. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Lindley, Huddersfield. Son of Alfred Hirst, Vicarage Road, Longwood. Husband of Emma Hirst, 336 Scar Lane, Golcar. Employed by Messrs Smiths, Plover Mills, Lindley. Was a member of the Longwood Church choir. Played cricket for Golcar Cricket Club. Reported missing, presumed killed, 4.10.1917, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

HIRST, LEWIS. Private. No 24667. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Lived Upperthong, Holmfirth. Worked as a plasterer on his own account. Married, with three children. Had been in France for five weeks when he was killed in action on 1.2.1917, aged 35 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial; St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham; Marsden Conservative Club.

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HIRST, LEWIS. Private. No 41842. 8th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Formerly No 4331 Highland Light Infantry. Born New Mill, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs Aaron Hirst, Scholes Moor. Attended Hepworth Church Sunday School. Was a member of Hepworth Silver Prize Band. A keen cyclist. Employed by Messrs Wagstaffe and Turner, builders and contractors. Enlisted on the Thursday of Easter week, 1916. Trained in London. Served for a time in Ireland and crossed to France in August, 1917. Suffered from trench feet and came back to England for treatment. Returned to France on 10.9.1918. Killed in action, 14.10.1918, aged 22 years. Buried HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row D, Grave 14. ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial; Hepworth Church.

HIRST, NORMAN. Engineer Sub-Lieutenant. Royal Naval Reserve. Royal Garrison Artillery. HMS Reliance. Born Huddersfield 29.4.1879. Son of Joseph and Lucy Ann Hirst, ‘The Hawthornes’, Thornhill Road, Marsh. Educated Longwood Grammar School and Huddersfield College School. He was apprenticed to Messrs Schofield and Taylor, engineers of Turnbridge, Huddersfield. He became a seagoing engineer with a firm of Glasgow shipowners in whose vessels he sailed for 12 years as Chief Engineer. On 23.8.1915 the ship on which he was serving, SS Trafalgar, was torpedoed and sunk by the Germans. On reaching England he enlisted in October, 1915, in the Royal Garrison Artillery, serving for two years in France with a Trench Mortar Battery and was twice wounded. On being recommended for a commission he was transferred to the Royal Naval Reserve on 11.7.1917. He died on board RFA Reliance, 9.10.1918, aged 39, at Mudros in the Aegean Sea. Buried EAST MUDROS CEMETERY, LEMNOS. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row I, Grave 250. ROH:- St. Stephen’s Church, Lindley; Huddersfield College School; commemorated in Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel yard, D434.

HIRST, NORMAN. Ordinary Seaman. No J/55990 (PO). Royal Navy. HMS Victory. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Henry Hirst, 30 Ingfield Terrace, Manchester Road, Linthwaite. Attended Slaithwaite Wesleyan Sunday School. Was a member of Slaithwaite Socialist Club. Employed in the warehouse by Messrs W. E.

Cotton and Sons Limited, of Slaithwaite. Called up from the Naval Reserve in July, 1916. Died in hospital at Plymouth, 4.12.1916, aged 22 years, after an illness lasting over ten weeks. Buried SLAITHWAITE CEMETERY. Grave location:- B, 1, 89. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

HIRST, NORMAN. Private. No 43130. 8th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 29114 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Gosport Bridge, Outlane, 13.4.1891. Son of Eliza Ann Hirst, Prospect Place, Outlane. Employed as a loom tuner by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Attended the Wesleyan Young Men’s Institute. Single. Enlisted 2.6.1916. Killed in action in Italy, 14.12.1917, aged 26. Buried GIAVERA BRITISH CEMETERY, ITALY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 3. ROH:- Salendine Nook Baptist Church; Bethel United Methodist Church, Outlane.

HIRST, THOMAS TEMPLE. Private. No 50168. 1/7th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Formerly No 29359 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Well Hill, Honley, Huddersfield, 8.12.1881. Son of Elizabeth and the late John Hirst, 6 Marsh, Honley. Educated Honley National School. Employed as a warehouseman by Mr James Sykes of Milnsbridge. Husband of Julia Hirst, 76 Blackmoorfoot Road, Crosland Moor. Enlisted 3.9.1916. Died of wounds at No 23 Casualty Clearing Station, 11.4.1918, aged 36. Buried LAPUGNOY MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row C, Grave 12. ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Honley War Memorial.

HIRST, WILFRED. Private. No 28992. °C Company, 1st Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Storthes, Moldgreen, Huddersfield, 1.6.1898. Son of Emma Hirst, 29 Highroyd Lane, Moldgreen. Educated Moldgreen Council School. Employed as a pattern man in the woollen and worsted trade. Single. Enlisted 31.1.1917. Reported missing, 22.3.1918 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; Almondbury War Memorial.

HIRST, WILFRED HEAP. Private. No 39089. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light

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Infantry. Formerly No 86676 Territorial Reserve Battalion. Born Berry Brow 1898. Son of Mr and Mrs Flinton, 4 Back Albert Street, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a teaser by Mr FE. Lawton, Lockwood Mills. Single. Enlisted February 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 22.3.1918, aged 20 years. Buried PERONNE COMMUNAL CEMETERY AND EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row F, Grave 12. ROH:- Milton Independent Church; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.

HIRST, WILLIE. Private. No 53429. 15th/17th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Meltham. Son of William and Ruth Elizabeth Hirst, Clarke Lane, Meltham. Reported missing, presumed killed, 12.4.1918, aged 19 years, Buried LE GRAND BEAUMART BRITISH CEMETERY, STEENWERCK. Grave location:- Steenwerck Germany Cemetery, Memorial 7. ROH:- St. Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham.

HIRST, WILLIE. Private. No 38609. 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Warley, Halifax. Son of the late William Hirst. Husband of Clara Hirst, 79 Swallow Lane, Golcar. Was a partner in the firm of Messrs Milnes and Hirst, painters and decorators, Leymoor Road, Golcar. Attended Scapegoat Hill Baptist Chapel. Enlisted November 1916. Killed in action, 22.4.1917, aged 39 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Golcar.

HOBSON, BENJAMIN. Private. No DM2/135357. 648th Motor Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Born Farnley, Leeds. Eldest son of Mrs Hobson, The Grove, Binn Lane, Marsden. Attended Marsden Adult School. Employed as a fettler by Mr J. E. Crowther, Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Enlisted in August, 1914, and was discharged in January 1915. Re-enlisted in October, 1915, and went to East Africa in March, 1916. Died of Blackwater Fever, 6.9.1917, aged 28 years. Buried MOROGORO CEMETERY (90 miles west of Dar-es-Salaam). Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 10. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

HOBSON, DAVID WILLIAM. Private. No 240189. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s

Regiment. Born 27 Birkby Crescent, Hillhouse, Huddersfield, 2.3.1895. Son of the late Charles Edward and Emily Hobson, 19 Yew Street, Fartown. Educated Hillhouse Council School. Employed as a clerk. Single. Enlisted in the local Territorials in 1913. Embarked for France April 1915. Killed in action in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 3.9.1916, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HOBSON, EDWARD. Private. No 28786. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Armitage Bridge, Huddersfield. Son of Henry and Hannah Hobson. Husband of Mary Elizabeth Hobson, 20 Rock, Linthwaite. Employed by Messrs George Cock Limited, Longfield Dyeworks, Linthwaite. Killed in action, 3.5.1917, aged 29 years. Buried POINT-du-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row H, Grave 1. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; Armitage Bridge War Memorial.

HOBSON, FRANK. Private. No 366747. 2nd/1st Northern Cyclist Battalion, Army Cyclist Corps. Son of Fred and Alice Hobson, 12a West Parade, Huddersfield. Employed as a junior clerk in a clothier’s office. Enlisted 12.9.1916. Died at home, 12a West Parade, Huddersfield, of heart strain and influenza 29.6.1918 age 19 years. Buried ALMONDBURY CEMETERY. Grave location:- 6, ‘C’, 30. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

HOBSON, GEORGE. Private. No 2901. 1/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Upperthong, Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs Joseph E. Hobson, 90 Blacker Road, Birkby. Educated Wilshaw School, near Meltham, Huddersfield. Employed as a cloth shrinker by Messrs Jennens, Welch and Company, of Huddersfield. Enlisted September 1914. Was married April 13th, 1915. Left for France April 15th, 1915. Was killed instantly by a shell at 8pm on Thursday, 1.10.1915, whilst ration carrying. He was 28 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private NORMAN HOBSON, died of wounds, 9.10.1917, q v). On the day of his death Private Hobson wrote a letter to his wife informing her that he was in good health and that he was

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keeping his spirits up. ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HOBSON, HUBERT. Lance Corporal. No 14235. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Netherthong, Holmfirth. Son of Jonas and Alice Hobson of Outlane, Netherthong, Thongsbridge, near Huddersfield. Attended Netherthong Wesleyan Church, where he was the Sunday School Secretary. He played the clarinet in the Sunday School orchestra and was a member of the choir. Was a playing member of the Netherthong Association football team and was also a member of the Working Men’s Club. Was employed at Deanhouse Mills. Killed in action during the Battle of the Somme on 2.7.1916, aged 25 years. Buried BERTRANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row G, Grave 25. ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Netherthong Working Men’s Club.

HOBSON, JOHN ROBERT. Private. No 19349. 12th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Newcastle-on-Tyne. Lived Moldgreen. Killed in action, 12.10.1916. Buried BERTRANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave Location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 16.. ROH:- Moldgreen War Memorial.

HOBSON, LEWIS. Private. No 44691. Sth Provisional Company, 1st Battalion Royal Scots Fusiliers. Son of Woodhouse and Leah Hobson, 10 Cooperative Terrace, Honley. Died at home, 7.7.1921, aged 29 years. Buried HONLEY CHURCH BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- 32,1909. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

HOBSON, NORMAN. Private. No 49943. 6th Battalion The King’s (Liverpool Regiment). Formerly No 36988 4th Battalion North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Upperthong. Son of Mr and Mrs Joseph Hobson, 90 Blacker Road, Birkby. Educated Wilshaw Council and Mount Pleasant School, Lockwood. Employed as a plumber and sanitary engineer. Husband of Janie Hobson, 46 Woodhouse Avenue, Fartown. Enlisted 1.3.1917. Died of wounds at No 46 Casualty Clearing Station, 9.10.1917. Buried MENDINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 7, Row E, Grave 47. ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HOBSON, ROBERT. Lance Corporal.. No 24244. 1/5th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Mossley. Husband of Ann Charlesworth Hobson, 2, Ing Head, Marsden. Employed as a mule minder by Messrs Robinson Brothers, Clough Lea Mills, Marsden. Was a well known local football player. Enlisted July 1916. Embarked for France in November, 1916. Was taken prisoner on 27.5.1918, after being seriously wounded. Died as a Prisoner of War in Germany, 14.8.1918, aged 29 years. Buried NIEDERZWEHREN CEMETERY, CASSEL, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row G, Grave 16. ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

HOBSON, TOM. Private. No TR/5/64839. 31st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Newsome, Huddersfield. Died at home, 31.1.1917, aged 38. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD.

HODGSON, EDWARD. Lance Corporal. No 20412. 2nd Battalion Essex Regiment. Formerly No 74041 Royal Field Artillery. Born Holmfirth. Adopted son of Mr John Crosland, Underbank, Holmfirth. Employed by Messrs Watkinson of Washpit Mills, Holmfirth. Prior to the war was a soldier in the Royal Field Artillery. Embarked for France at the beginning of the war and was invalided home after nine months service. He was the only survivor of his Battery and it was thought unlikely he would be fit for foreign service again. But he recovered and was posted to the machine gun section of the Essex Regiment. Died of wounds, 2.7.1916, aged 21 years. Buried COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 2. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial.

HODGSON, FRED. Private. No 41944. 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly 3/31833 North Staffordshire Regiment. Born Lepton. Son of Mr and Mrs Hodgson, Botany, Lepton. Employed by Messrs Kilner Brothers, Whitley Willow Mills. Killed in action, 4.9.1918, aged 20 years. Buried LEBUCQUIERE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 6. ROH:- Lepton Parish Church; St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

HODGSON, HARRY. Private. No 12555. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born

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Huddersfield. Son of the late John and Mary Midd Hodgson. Killed in action in the assault on Lala Baba, Suvla, Gallipoli on 7.8.1915, aged 18. Has no known grave. Commemorated HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HODGSON, HORACE CHARLES. Lance Corporal. No 13225. Coldstream Guards. Born York. Enlisted Huddersfield. Employed as a clerk at the Huddersfield Labour Exchange. Was for some time head chorister at York Minster. Enlisted October 1914. Killed in action, 15.9.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

HODGSON, VICTOR. Private. No 62721. 9th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Salford Road, Birks, Lockwood, 20.11.1899. Son of George Herbert and Isabella Hodgson, 67 Perseverance Street, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Educated Stile Common Council School. Employed as a woollen piecer by Messrs Gledhill Brothers. Single. Enlisted 1.8.1917. He was guarding the flank of his platoon when a shell struck him and killed him instantly on 15.8.1918, aged 18 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated VIS-en-ARTOIS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Church, Southgate, Huddersfield.

HODGSON, WILFRED ALMA. Private. No 142568. Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 32333 Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Barmby, near Howden, Yorkshire, 18.9.1896. Son of Mrs Eliza Jane Hodgeson, 42 Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield. Educated at Barmby School. Employed as a railway porter at Berry Brow Station by the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway. At the time of enlistment, was living at 26 Bankfield Terrace, Outcote Bank, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.9.1917. Wounded in France, 31.3.1918. Died of wounds in Cambridge Hospital, Aldershot, 15.4.1918, aged 21 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 47, 99. ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial; Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Roll.

HOGAN, JOHN Lance Corporal. No 42081. Labour Corps. Formerly No 11611 7th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Edinburgh. Son of James and Christina Hogan, 31 Castlegate,

Huddersfield. Died at home, 9.3.1919, aged 27 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 13, RC, 137.

HOGGARTH, THOMAS EDWARD. Private. No 76238. 22nd Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Scarborough. Son of Thomas Hoggarth, 137 Hillhouse Lane, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 26.4.1918, aged 18 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HOGLEY, HERBERT FARRAND. Private. No 29304. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Stephen Enoch and Mary Jane Hogley of Spring Grove, Thongsbridge; husband of Florence Hogley of ‘Rock View’, Liphill Bank, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth Wesleyan Day School and at the Higher Grade School, Huddersfield. Was employed in his father’s business of Messrs Lawson and Hogley, painters and decorators, of Holmfirth. Enlisted September 1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Twice wounded. Killed in action, 23.6.1918, aged 34 years. Buried LE VERTANNOY BRITISH CEMETERY, HINGES. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 27. His wife received the following letter from a Second Lieutenant, commanding her husband’s platoon, which read, ‘It is with deep regret that I must inform you that your husband has paid the supreme sacrifice. He had only been with my platoon a few days and even in so short a time I have seen in him a thoroughly sound man. It was during ‘stand-to’ on the morning of the 23rd I had just visited that post where your husband was sentry when a shell burst just in front forming shrapnel, a piece of which killed Private Hogley instantenously. Perhaps it will be a little consolation to know that he was taken to a cemetery behind the lines and there received a proper burial service. The N.C.O.’s and men of his platoon wish me to convey to you their deepest sympathy in your sad bereavement and I also Madam wish to convey to you my deepest sympathy.’ ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

HOGTON, FREDERICK WILLIAM. Rifleman. No 3694. 1st Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Rotherham. Lived 4 Garforth Street, Aspley, Huddersfield. Married, with four children. Had already served eight years in the Army and spent five years on the Reserve.

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Employed as a switchgear maker by Messrs Brook, electricians, of Colne Road and at night time worked as a checker at the Palace Theatre. Embarked for France 8.9.1914. Killed in action, 26.10.1914, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.

HOLDEN, JOHN WILLIAM. Rifleman. No C/7845. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Kilner Bank, Moldgreen, 18.2.1887. Educated Moldgreen Board School. Attended Moldgreen United Methodist Church and Sunday School. Employed by Messrs Middlemost Brothers, of Birkby, as a dyer’s labourer. Husband of Mrs. L. Holden, 4 Robert’s Yard, Brook Street, Moldgreen. Enlisted 10.10.1915. Died at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station of the effects of gas on 9.8.1916, aged 31 years. Buried LIISSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location; Plot 8, Row D, Grave 13a. His widow received a letter from a Chaplain to the Forces, who wrote, ‘He was brought in after a gas attack, was practically unconscious and died very shortly afterwards.’ ROH:- Moldgreen War Memorial; St. Andrew’s Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

HOLROYD, GEORGE LINFORD. Private. No 3811. 10th/11th Battalion Highland Light Infantry. Born Huddersfield. Younger son of Mrs Holdroyd, 27 Green Lane, Dalton, Huddersfield. Attended Kirkheaton Church Sunday School. Employed by Mr W. H. Murgatroyd, cloth finisher, of Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted February 1915. Was wounded at Christmas, 1915. Died of gunshot wounds at No 36 Casualty Clearing Station, 18.9.1916, aged 20 years. Buried HEILLY STATION CEMETERY. Grave location:- Special Memorial 16. ROH:- St. John’s Church, Kirkheaton.

HOLDROYD, TOM. Lance Corporal. No 19657. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 39 Shirley Hill, Berry Brow, 9.11.1887. Son of Mrs H. Holdroyd, 15 Orchard Terrace, off Malvern Road, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Educated at Berry Brow School. Employed as a stone mason by Mr I. Timmins, Firth Street, Huddersfield. Attended Hall Bower Sunday School. Was a member of the Primrose Hill Liberal Club and also of the Longwood Harriers. Single. Enlisted 2.3.1915. Wounded near Ypres, 12.8.1917. Died of wounds at the 7th

Canadian General Hospital, 22.8.1917, aged 29 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 22, Row Q, Grave 15.

HOLDSWORTH, JOE WILLIE. Rifleman. No C/6237. 18th Battalion King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born Huddersfield. Son of Sarah E. Holdsworth, 16, Victoria Street, Lockwood, and the late Fred Holdsworth; husband of Rebecca Holdsworth, 55 Whitestone Lane, Hillhouse, Huddersfield. Employed by British Dyes Limited. Killed instantly by a sniper on 20.9.1917, aged 33 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial; St. Stephen’s Church, Rashcliffe.

HOLDSWORTH, PHILIP EDWARD. Private. No 601. 2nd Battalion Machine Gun Corps, Australian Infantry, Australian Imperial Force. Born ‘Austerfield’, 102 Somerset Road, Huddersfield, 8.5.1891. Son of Tom and Harriet Holdsworth. Educated Moldgreen Council School. Emigrated to Australia in 1912. Employed as a farmer. Lived St. Edmund’s Farm, Cecil Street, Gordon, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Reported missing, presumed killed, at Passchendaele, 10.10.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Dalton; Almondbury War Memorial; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.

HOLLAND, HERBERT. Private. No 203742. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 9.9.1889. Son of Mrs Holland, 202 Dod Lee Green, Longwood. Educated Knowl Bank Council School, Golcar. Employed in the milling department at Messrs John Broadbent and Sons Limited, Parkwood Mills. Attended Salendine Nook Baptist Church. Played cricket for Lidget Green in the Bradford league. Single. Enlisted 7.8.1916. Embarked for France in December, 1916. Died of wounds 9.8.1917, aged 27 years. Buried COXYDE MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row FE, Grave 14. ROH:-. Salendine Nook Baptist Church; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood; Longwood War Memorial; commemorated in Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel yard, 120E.

HOLLAND, JOHN EDWARD. Private. No 22409. 6th Battalion King’s Own Yorkshire Light

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Infantry. Born Longwood, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 15.9.1916. Buried GUARDS’ CEMETERY, (LESBOEUEFS). Grave location:- Plot 6, Row R, Grave 5. ROH:- Longwood War Memorial.

HOLLAND, ROBERT SINCLAIR. Private. No 4729, ‘A’ Company, 1/5th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Born 1 Peel’s Yard, Kirkgate, Huddersfield. 23.2.1882. Son of the late Arthur and Anne Holland. Lived Whitestone Lane, Hillhouse. Educated Huddersfield Parish Church School and St. John’s Church of England School. Employed at Hillhouse Sidings and later in a torpedo factory in Gourock, Scotland. Single. Enlisted, 28.12.1915, after special permission was granted from the Admiralty. Died of gunshot wounds to the abdomen at No 4 Casualty Clearing Station, 15.11.1916, aged 24 years. Buried VARENNES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 62. ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

HOLLAND, STANLEY. Private. No 39017. 2/8th Battalion Lancashire Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield 6.3.1898. Son of Mr and Mrs S. H. Holland, 8 Bank Top, Lowerhouses, Huddersfield. Educated Lowerhouses National School and the Higher Elementary School, Huddersfield. Employed as a clerk at Bate and Company, yarn spinners, of Colne Road. Attended St. Mary’s Church, Longley and was a member of Lowerhouses Working Men’s Club. Single. Enlisted January 1917. Wounded 9.10.1917. Died of wounds at Rouen Base Hospital, 17.10.1917, aged 19 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block P, Plot 3, Row J, Grave 11b. ROH:- Lowerhouses War Memorial; Almondbury War Memorial.

HOLLAS, EDWIN. Pioneer No 131102. 47th Base Park Company, Royal Engineers. Born Paddock in December 1887. Son of Henry Hollas, 65 Thorn Road, Thornton Lodge. Educated Paddock Board School. Employed on the Huddersfield Tramways. Married, with five children. Lived 38 Storths, Moldgreen. Enlisted September 1914. Died of heatstroke in Mesopotamia on 13.7.1917, aged 29 years. Buried BASRA WAR CEMETERY, IRAQ. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row H, Grave 17. ROH:- Moldgreen War Memorial; Christ Church, Moldgreen.

HOLLIDAY, FRIEND. Private. No 2214. Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Son of Tom and Mary Hannah Holliday, 34 Thomas Street, Northgate, Huddersfield. Died at home, 18.11.1916, aged 20 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 18B, ‘C’, 133.

HOLLINGS, ARTHUR. Private. No 11929. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born 201 Cowcliffe Hill Road, Huddersfield, 14.7.1890. Son of Samuel and Eliza Hollings. Educated Cowcliffe National School. Employed as a driller by Messrs Hopkinsons of Birkby. Attended Netheroyd Hill Congregational Sunday School. Single. Enlisted, 11.8.1914, in the 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Was wounded at Gallipoli in August, 1915, and was at home at Christmas, 1915, before going out to France with the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Killed in action, 2.3.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Netheroyd Hill Methodist Chapel; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

HOLLINGWORTH, EDGAR ALLEN. Private. No 235498. 9th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Wakefield Road, Moldgreen 14.9.1893. Son of Henry and Mary Hollingworth, Lyn Dene, Dalton. Educated Almondbury Grammar School. Employed as a manufacturer’s apprentice. Single. Enlisted Easter Saturday, 1917. Killed in action, 1.10.1917, aged 24. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- St. Andrew’s Church; Christ Church, Moldgreen; Almondbury Grammar School.

HOLLINGWORTH, JOHN HENRY. Private. No 240837. 2/Sth Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Lived Burnlee, Holmfirth. Enlisted October 1914. Embarked for France November, 1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 29 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HOLMES, ARTHUR. Private. No 41537. 23rd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 19939 Duke of Wellington’s

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Regiment. Born Linthwaite. Son of Mr and Mrs J.E. Holmes, 10 Barber Row, Linthwaite. Employed by Messrs George Mallinson and Sons Limited as a pattern weaver. Enlisted 10.4.1916. Embarked for France in the summer of 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 20.3.1918, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

HOLMES, CHARLES E. Sergeant. No 204495. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born King Street, Huddersfield. Son of Mrs M. A. Senior, 492 Spuy Street, Pretoria, Transvaal, South Africa. Educated St. Paul’s Church of England School. Had lived for sometime in South Africa, where he was employed with his brother at the Premier Diamond Mine near Pretoria. Had also been employed as a bookbinder. At the time of enlistment was living at Ashbrow Road, Sheepridge, Huddersfield. Enlisted September 1914. Wounded in the stomach near Rheims. Died of wounds, 20.7.1918. Buried MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row BB, Grave 3. ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HOLMES, FRANK. Private. No 35937. 21st (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 50637 Durham Light Infantry. Born Honley. Married. Lived 418 Almondbury Road, Moldgreen. Employed at Rock Mills, Brockholes. Reported missing, presumed killed, 5.6.1917, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

HOLMES, FRANCIS RICHARD. Petty Officer. No J/16086. Royal Navy. HMS Victory. Born Huddersfield 1895. Lived ‘The Ferns’, Grimscar, Huddersfield. Married. Killed in an accidental fall at Culver Cliffe, near Sandown on 4.6.1921.

HOLMES, FRANK. Corporal. No 42810. 12th Battalion Royal Irish Rifles. Formerly No C/7900 King’s Royal Rifle Corps. Born 8 Back Thornhill, Longwood, Huddersfield. Fourth son of Friend and Emma Jane Holmes, 11 Siggott Street, Longwood. Educated Longwood Grammar School. Employed as a clerk in the office at Messrs Armitage Brothers, Burdett Mill, Milnsbridge. Attended Parkwood United

Methodist Church where he was a Sunday School teacher as well as joint secretary of the school. Single. Enlisted, 23.11.1915, at the age of 17. Embarked for France in June, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 16.8.1917, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Parkwood Methodist Church; St. Mark’s Parish Church, Longwood.

HOLMES, GEORGE FREDERICK. Private. No 241976. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Northumberland Street, Huddersfield, 14.7.1881. Son of Mr and Mrs Frederic Holmes, 28 Eldon Road, Marsh. Educated Thomas Street Board School. Employed as a plasterer’s labourer by Mr Robinson of Marsh. Single. Enlisted 28.3.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. (Brother of Private NORMAN GLEDHILL HOLMES, died 28.1.1919, q.v.). ROH:- Holy Trinity Church, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HOLMES, HARRY. Drummer. No 241538. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Holmfirth 1886. Son of Mr and Mrs Amor Holmes, Dunford Road, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth National School and Underbank Wesleyan School. Employed by Messrs J. Bower and Sons, Dover Mills. Was a keen musician, playing for a time with the Underbank Philharmonic Band and later he played the first tenor horn with the Hepworth Silver Prize Band. He enlisted in March, 1916, with his friend Private FRED SANDFORD, (q.v.). They left Holmfirth by train together and were both reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt on 3.5.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Underbank War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

HOLMES, HARRY. Corporal. 3/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Wakefield 15.1.1873. Lived 77 Cross Lane, Primrose Hill, Huddersfield. Employed as a cloth presser. Married. Enlisted 4.8.1915. Died at home, 15.11.1918.

HOLMES, HARRY ACKROYD. Private. No 91010. 70th Company, Machine Gun Corps.

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Born Lockwood 24.8.1889. Son of Timothy and Hannah Holmes, 39 North Street, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School and Higher Grade School, Huddersfield. Employed as a saddler and harness maker. Single. At the time of enlistment, was living at 215 Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted 5.1.1917. Killed in action near Ypres, 3.7.1917, aged 27 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church.

HOLMES, JAMES. Driver. No 27047. 15th Divisional Ammunition Column, Royal Field Artillery. Born Huddersfield. Son of Arthur Holmes (who was also serving in France). Lived with his aunt, Mrs Knott, 7 Jowett’s Court, off Manchester Street, Huddersfield. Educated Paddock Church of England School. Employed by Messrs C. and J. Hirst of Longwood. Killed in action, 17.7.1917, aged 22 years. Buried BRANDHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row M, Grave 25.

HOLMES, NORMAN. Private. No 29720. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington’s Regiment. Born Scales, Cumberland. Son of Willie and Alice Ann Holmes of Sandy Gate, Holmfirth. Husband of Hannah Holmes of Far Lane, Holmfirth. Educated Hepworth Town School. Attended Scholes United Primitive Methodist Church. He was also a member of the P.S.A. at Holmfirth United Methodist Church. Employed as a teamer by Messrs Dawson and Birch, confectioners, of Holmfirth. Enlisted 16.6.1916. Embarked for France 12.1.1917. Killed in action, 18.10.1917, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. His widow received the following letter from Lieutenant Waite of her husband’s Company, ‘It is with sincere regret that I have to inform you of the death of your husband who was killed in action a few days ago. He was a good man and his death is a severe loss to us. A shell fell near him and killed him instantenously. He was buried in a shellhole and the position of the grave has been notified to the authorities. I offer you the sympathies of the whole platoon and of myself in your sad bereavement.’ ROH:- Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial; Hepworth Church.

HOLMES, NORMAN GLEDHILL. Sergeant. No 252594. 9th Transport Company, Royal Engineers. Born 28 Eldon Road, Marsh. 13.5.1895. Son of Frederic and Martha Ann Holmes. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Employed as a telegraph clerk at the Huddersfield Railway Station. Single. Enlisted 20.6.1915. Died of bronchial pneumonia at 8th Canadian Stationary Hospital, 28.1.1919, aged 23 years. Buried DUNKIRK TOWN CEME