Charley Bamforth (c.1898-1917)

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:

BAMFORTH, CHARLEY. Private. No 41931. 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment. (Formerly No 31670 North Staffordshire Regiment). Born Slaithwaite. Son of Mr and Mrs C. Bamforth, 123 Woodsome Glen, Slaithwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Pearson Brothers, Commercial Mills, Slaithwaite. Closely associated with Lingards Wood Bottom Sunday School where he was a teacher. Enlisted 2.11.1916. Embarked for France March, 1917. Died of wounds, 25.8.1917, aged 19 years. Buried in LEVEL CROSSING CEMETERY, FAMPOUX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 8.
ROH:- Slaithwaite War Memorial; St. James' Church, Slaithwaite.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission