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:
- OLDROYD, ALBERT. Private. No 20374. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Son of Alfred and S. M. Oldroyd of Slantgate, Kirkburton. Employed as a baker by his father. Attended Highburton Primitive Methodist Church. Embarked for France October, 1915. Died of wounds at No 14 General Hospital, 16.12.1917, aged 21 years. Buried WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row B, Grave 3a. The inscription on his grave reads, 'We'll read the meaning of our tears in the better land.'
- ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; commemorated on his parents' headstone in Kirkburton Churchyard.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission