An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- 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 F, 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 his 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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission