Edward Brook Addy (c.1914-1946)
Edward Brook Addy worked as a motor driver.
He married textile weaver Marion Stead in 1936. By 1939, they were residing at 42 Hope Bank, Honley.
On 20 September 1946, heavy rain had fallen across Lancashire and Yorkshire for around 20 hours causing widespread flooding across the North of England. In Huddersfield, emergency services rescued workers who were trapped on the upper floors of mills and factories.
At Honley, 32-year-old Edward Brook Addy had been attempting to rescue one of his chickens from the floodwaters when he was accidentally swept away by the river. The tragic event was witnessed by his wife. His body was found two days later "entangled in the branches of a tree at Lockwood cricket field".