Daniel Gildea (1894-1916)
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:
- GILDEA, DANIEL, DCM. Corporal. No 3/7822. 6th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield 27.9.1894. Nephew of Miss M. Gildea, 7 Tindall's Buildings, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Educated St. Patrick's Roman Catholic School. Employed as a mason on the new Post Office Buildings in Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Single. Was called up on 4.8.1914 as a Reservist. Was wounded in the battle of Neuve Chapelle and had served in Gallipoli and Egypt. Was awarded the DCM. for 'conspicuous gallantry in going out sniping night after night.' (London Gazette 21st June 1916). Was also mentioned in despatches. Reported missing and later presumed to have been killed on 27.9.1916, aged 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Corporal DANIEL GILDEA
- regiment: Yorkshire Regiment
- died: Wednesday, September 27, 1916
- age: 25 years
- record ID: 748380
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #748380)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #1757348)