Edward William Nugent (c.1879-1915)

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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:

NUGENT, EDWARD WILLIAM. Private. No 1655. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Forfar, Scotland. Came to Huddersfield in 1913. Formerly employed by Messrs Read Holliday and Sons Limited and, just prior to enlistment, was employed by Messrs William Whiteley and Sons, Lockwood. Was a widower, with two children. Lodged with Mr and Mrs Bedford, Three Nuns, Cross Grove Street, Huddersfield. Killed by the explosion of a shell on 25.7.1915, aged 36 years. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 16.
Captain Alfred Bruzzard, the Medical Officer of the 7th Battalion writing to his friends in Huddersfield wrote, 'I am very sorry to tell you that I have lost one of my best Bearers in the death of Bandsman E. W. Nugent. He was killed by a shell bursting near him. His death was instantenous from concussion. He was not hit but the severe explosion near to him was sufficient to kill him. It was only the previous day he had excelled himself in helping a wounded comrade. At his duty of stretcher-bearer he was fearless. I mourn the loss of a good man.'
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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