Arthur Heeley (c.1891-1917)
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:
- HEELEY, ARTHUR. Private. No 29323. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Thongsbridge. Son of Elliot and Sarah Jane Heeley, 24 Albert Place, Thongsbridge. Educated Wooldale Council School. Was a member of Thongsbridge Cricket Club. Attended Thongsbridge Mission Church. Enlisted 4.9.1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Died of wounds at No 7 Stationary Hospital, Boulogne, on 12.6.1917, aged 25 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row A, Grave 1.
- His parents had received a message on 10.6.1917 from the Sister in charge of the hospital informing them of his serious condition and adding, 'He wished me to write you and send you his love.'
- Brother of Private HAROLD HEELEY killed in action, 25.8.1916
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private ARTHUR HEELEY
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Tuesday, June 12, 1917
- age: 25 years
- record ID: 47052
- History of Netherthong: Netherthong and its WW1 heroes
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #47052)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1822865)