Claude Eglinton (1897-1917)

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.
Claude Eglinton


Claude Eglinton was the son of woollen dyer's labourer Benjamin Eglinton and his wife Alice. Their surname is sometimes spelt "Eglington".

At the time of the 1901 Census, the family was residing at 13 Newsome Cross, Cross Lane, Newsome. By 1911, the family were living at 78 Towngate, Newsome, and 13-year-old Claude was working as an iron turner.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

EGLINGTON, CLAUDE, MM. Corporal. No 240981. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Newsome Cross, Huddersfield, 21.4.1897. Son of Alice Eglinton, 78 West End, Newsome. Educated Newsome Church of England Mixed School. Attended Newsome United Methodist Church. Employed as an iron turner and mechanic's labourer by Messrs W. Whiteley and Sons Limited, of Lockwood. Single. Enlisted 6.1.1915. Killed in action at the Battle of Cambrai, 27.11.1917, aged 20. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Newsome United Methodist Church; St. John's Church, Newsome; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission