Edward Dyson (c.1898-1918)

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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:

DYSON, EDWARD. Private. No 43509. 4th Battalion Bedfordshire Regiment. Formerly No 242115 East Surrey Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Law and Hannah Dyson, 'Shoulder of Mutton Inn', Slaithwaite. Educated Longwood Grammar School. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Conservative Club and the Cricket Club. Employed in the office of Messrs Pearson Brothers, Commercial Mills, Slaithwaite. Enlisted February 1917. After serving in France for twelve months he came home on leave for seven weeks, before he was killed in action on 9.11.1918, aged 20. Buried BOUGNIES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- North Corner.
His parents received the following letter of sympathy from his Captain, 'Your son had served with my Company for many months and I had grown to look upon him as one of my old hands. He met his death so gallantly too, advancing on a beaten enemy on November 9th and was killed by a shell. He was buried at Quievy le Petit about six miles south of Mons. Your son held a responsible position of No 1 of the Lewis gun section and he carried his gun to the last.'
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

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