Alfred Standish (c.1893-1918)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

STANDISH, ALFRED, MM and Bar. Lance Corporal. No 300077. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Milnsbridge. Adopted son of Mrs C. Crawshaw, 35 School Street, Moldgreen. Employed as a tailor by Mr. W. Moorhouse, Ramsden Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted September 1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Mentioned in despatches in May 1917. Awarded the Military Medal for "great courage and devotion to duty on November 20 and 21st, 1917". He acted as runner and was on duty continuously for two days and a night carrying messages under heavy machine gun fire. Awarded a Bar to his Military Medal on 13.3.1918. Reported missing, presumed killed, 29.3.1918, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Paul's Methodist Church, Dalton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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Huddersfield Daily Examiner (03/Jan/1918):

Private Alfred Standish, who lived with Mrs. Crawshaw, 35, School Street, Moldgreen, has been awarded the Military Medal for great courage and devotion to duty on November 20th and 21st. Private Standish acted as runner, and was on duty continuously for two days and a night carrying messages under heavy machine-gun fire. Private Standish, who was mentioned in despatches in May of last year, enlisted in September 1914, and went to France in April, 1915. He was previously employed a as tailor by Mr. W. Moorhouse, Ramsden Street.

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