Dan Thewlis (c.1894-1916)

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Dan Thewlis

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

THEWLIS, DAN. Private. No 28149. 7th Battalion Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry. Formerly No 140550 Royal Field Artillery. Born Milnsbridge, Huddersfield. Son of Mr T. W. Thewlis, 23 Armitage Road, Milnsbridge. Married. Lived 18 Lowergate, Longwood. Employed as a labourer by Messrs Dempsters during the construction of the new works of the Longwood and Slaithwaite Gas Company. Had also been employed as a minder by Messrs John Crowther and Sons Limited (Union Mills), of Milnsbridge. Enlisted 10.4.1916. Embarked for France in September, 1916. Reported missing during an attack on Rainbow Trench, 8.10.1916, during the Battle of the Somme, and afterwards was presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING. ROH- Longwood War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission