Donald Haigh Longbottom (1891-1916)
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:
- LONGBOTTOM, DONALD HAIGH. 2nd Lieutenant. 5th Battalion The King's (Liverpool) Regiment. Born Beech Street, Paddock, 20.8.1891. Son of Fred and Lucy Longbottom. Dingleside, Gledholt, Huddersfield. Educated Huddersfield College School and Silcoates School, Wakefield. Assisted his father in the family timber business of Messrs Jere Kaye and Company, Huddersfield. Was a keen footballer and was a member of the Y.M.C.A. tennis club. Was Captain of the first Huddersfield Boys Brigade Company at Paddock Congregational Church. Enlisted in 1910 as a Trooper in the Queens Own Yorkshire Dragoons. Completed his five years service in November, 1915. Returned from France to take up a commission in the 5th Battalion King's Liverpool Regiment. Was made bombing instructor of his Battalion and returned to France in March, 1916. Was shot through the head at Trones Wood on the Somme in a bombing attack on one of the German trenches on 8.8.1916, aged 25 years. Buried PERONNE ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row F, Grave 28.
- ROH:- Huddersfield College School; All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock.