Edgar Bamforth (1897-1916)

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.
Edgar Bamforth

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

BAMFORTH, EDGAR. Private. No 5880. 19th (County of London) Battalion (St. Pancras). Formerly No C/7668 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born 7 Henry Street, Huddersfield, 8.2.1897. Son of Willie and Edith Alice Bamforth. Educated at Spring Grove Council School. Worked as a bottler for Messrs Seth Senior and Sons, Cross Church Street. Attended Huddersfield Parish Church. Enlisted in the King's Royal Rifle Corps, 15.11.1915, but was transferred to the London Regiment in May, 1916, and embarked for France at the end of that month. Killed in action at High Wood during the Battle of the Somme, 15.9.1916, aged 19 years. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: London Regiment
  • died: Friday, September 15, 1916
  • age: 19 years
  • record ID: 772335