Edward French (c.1890-1916)

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.
Edward French

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

FRENCH, EDWARD. Private. No 12619. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of the late Martin French (an old Huddersfield Veteran) and Mrs French, 8 Old Post Office Yard, Castlegate, Huddersfield. Employed by the Huddersfield Corporation Cleansing Department. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Had served nine months at the front when he was killed on 28.2.1916, by a shell exploding on his dugout. He was 25 years of age. Buried SPOILBANK CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row L, Grave 3.
Brother of Private JAMES FRENCH reported missing, 29.7.1916.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission