Albert Cockroft (c.1897-1918)

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:

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.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission