Alfred Overton (1888-1915)

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.
Alfred Overton

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

OVERTON, ALFRED. Private. No 12452. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Thomas Street, Netherton, Huddersfield, 20.6.1888. Son of Benjamin Overton. Lived with his sister, Mrs Arthur Bennett, 62 Poplar Street, Birkby. Educated at the Wesleyan Chapel Day School, Netherton. Employed as a machine hand at Messrs J. Hopkinsons of Birkby. Single. Enlisted 7.8.1914. Was in training at Whitley Camp, Surrey, when he became ill. Died of pneumonia at the Connaught Hospital, Aldershot, on 5.7.1915, aged 27 years. Buried SOUTH CROSLAND CHURCH BURIAL GROUND. Grave location:- 182.
ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission