Claude Eglinton (1897-1917)
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.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Corporal CLAUDE EGLINGTON
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: 27 November 1917
- record ID: 1752731
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1752731)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1733770)