Arthur Handley (1882-1915)

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Arthur Handley

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

HANDLEY, ARTHUR. Guardsman. No 4991. Scots Guards. Born Middlesbrough in August 1882. Educated at a council school in Middlesbrough. Husband of Edith Handley, 122 Kilner Bank, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. Employed as a banksman at Messrs Read Holliday's coal pit. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Was taken prisoner, 28.10.1914. Died of typhus fever at Schneidemuehl Prison Camp, Germany, 14.3.1915. In his last letter to his wife, dated 28.2.1915, he told her that he was quite well; but the Sergeant who informed her of his death stated that he had been ill for some time and wrote the letter saying he was quite well so that she should not worry about him. Buried BERLIN SOUTH- WESTERN CEMETERY, STAHNSDORF, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row C, Grave 9.
His widow received the following letter from an Officer of the Scots Guards who wrote, 'It is my painful duty to inform you that a letter received this morning from the Secretary of the War Office states that your husband, No 4991 Private A. Handley, 1st Battalion Scots Guards, died whilst a prisoner of war at Schneidemuehl, Germany, on the 14.3.1915. His death was probably due to typhus fever. May I express my deep sympathy with you in your bereavement.'
ROH:- Moldgreen War Memorial.

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