Charles Singleton Denton (1895-1918)

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:

DENTON, CHARLES SINGLETON. Lance Corporal. No 17394. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 19.6.1895. Son of Mr and Mrs Alfred Denton. Educated Stile Common Council School and St. Thomas's Church of England School. At the time of enlistment, was living at 53 Longroyd Lane, Huddersfield. Single. Employed at Bay Hall Mills, Birkby. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Had served in Gallipoli and Egypt and took part in the evacuation of Suvla Bay. Wounded in the thigh, 14.9.1916, and was treated at Gosforth Hospital, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Reported missing, presumed killed, 29.3.1918, aged 21 years. Buried GOMMECOURT BRITISH CEMETERY No 2. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 2.
ROH:- St. Thomas's Church, Longroyd Lane; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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