Charles Dyson (c.1881-1917)

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:

DYSON, CHARLES. Captain. 8th Battalion (Leeds Rifles) West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Hiram and Ruth Dyson, of Salendine Nook, Huddersfield. Husband of Gwendoline Dyson of Park Ryding, Honley. Educated at Huddersfield College School and Charterhouse Public School. He then went to Hertford College, Oxford, which he left in 1899. He then joined the firm of Messrs Joseph Dyson and Sons, of Milnsbridge, and became a director. He had been a member of the Oxford University Volunteers and enlisted October, 1914, in the West Yorkshire Regiment. Embarked for France, 11.1.1917, and was killed by a high explosive shell whilst acting as second in command of his Battalion on Good Friday, 6.4.1917, aged 36 years, at Ecoust-St.-Mein. Buried H.A.C. CEMETERY, ECOUST-St.-MEIN. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row B, Grave 1.
ROH:- Honley War Memorial.