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.
Booth Battye (c.1895-1918)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- BATTYE, BOOTH. Private. No 79609. 1/9th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Son of Edward and Sarah Battye, 33 Green Hill Bank Road, New Mill, Holmfirth. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Graham and Pott Limited, Kirkbridge Mills, New Mill. Single. Taken prisoner by the Germans, 27.5.1918, and died in Germany as a Prisoner of War, 29.10.1918, aged 23 years. His sister, Mrs G.W. Edinburgh, received a postcard from him, dated October 20th, 1918, saying that he was a Prisoner of War and not ill or wounded. An appeal for information was made in the Holmfirth Express, on 11.1.1919, as to his whereabouts but it was not until 8.3.1919, after many enquiries had been made, that the War Office informed the family that he had died on 29.10.1918. Buried in WORMS (HOCHHEIM HILL) CEMETERY, GERMANY. (The names are carved on a screen wall in the Allied Plot).
- ROH:- New Mill Working Men's Club; Fulstone War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission