Albert Day (1877-1918)

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:

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 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.

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