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:
- HELM, ALBERT. Private. No 12592. 'A' 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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission