Edgar Iredale (c.1893-1916)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

IREDALE, EDGAR. Private. No 4957. 4th Battalion Seaforth Highlanders. Born Linthwaite. Only son of Mr and Mrs George E. Iredale, 14 Lower Clough, Linthwaite. Married. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Charles Lockwood and Sons Limited, Blackrock Mills, Linthwaite. Was a member of the Hoyle Ing Working Men's Club. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France in July 1916. Killed in action, 12.10.1916, 23 years. Buried COURCELLES-AU-BOIS COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 2.
His wife received a letter from Lieutenant McLeod, who stated that, 'Private Iredale was one of 40 men whom the writer was in charge of in the firing line. They were engaged in constructing dugouts and in other fatigue duties. It was pure bad luck that Private Iredale was hit during very heavy shelling. He died instantly and was reverently buried behind the lines. He died instantenously and did not suffer any pain'.
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

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