Charlie Wrigley (c.1876-1918)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

WRIGLEY, CHARLIE. Private. No 224111. 243rd Divisional Employment Company, Labour Corps. Formerly No 305664., 7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Edward and Alice Wrigley, of Marsden. Husband of Mary Jane Wrigley, 23 Derby Terrace, Marsden. Father of five children. Employed as a cloth presser at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Was a member of the Socialist Institute and the Marsden Brass Band. He was also a skilled violinist and, at the time of enlistment, played the double bass. Enlisted October 1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action on 19.3.1918 by shellfire. He was 42 years of age. Buried THE HUTS CEMETERY, DICKEBUSCH, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 15, Row C, Grave 9.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.