Edmund Priestley (c.1895-1917)

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:

PRIESTLEY, EDMUND. Private. No 47374. 22nd (Tyneside Scottish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Milnsbridge. Son of Mr and Mrs S. D. Priestley, 36 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Educated Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Employed as a weaver by Messrs F. Calverley and Company Limited, Dale Street Mills, Longwood. Attended St. Michael's Mission Church where he was a Sunday School teacher and a member of the choir. Enlisted July 1916. Embarked for France on New Years Day 1917. Died, 5.6.1917, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; St. John's Church, Golcar; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge.

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