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:
- RAMSDEN, ARTHUR. Private. No 204881. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of John Thomas and Frances Ramsden, Bank Top, Holmbridge. Attended Hinchliffe Mill Wesleyan Sunday School. Employed as a mill hand by Messrs T. and J. Tinker. Mobilised with the local Territorials at the age of 15. Embarked for France in June, 1917. Killed in action at Nieuport, 29.7.1917, aged 18 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated NIEUPORT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- His parents received a letter from their son's Officer who wrote, 'Your son was one of a party under my command who raided the German trenches on Sunday night and I am afraid I can hold out but very little hope with his being alive. Your son had only been in my platoon about two weeks and even in that short time I was able to appreciate his worth.'
- ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
- Brother of Private HUBERT RAMSDEN killed in action, 30.11.1917.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission