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:
- BALMFORTH, ERNEST. Lance Corporal. No 10644. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Whitehead Lane, Huddersfield 15.2.1893. Son of William and Mary Ann Balmforth, 20 Whitehead Lane, Primrose Lane. Lived with his grandmother at Northbank, Somerset Road. Worked as a blacksmith at Kirkburton. Enlisted in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, 9.10.1913 but was later transferred to the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Wounded at La Bassee, 24.10.1914, and returned to the front in June, 1916. Killed in action 25.9.1916, aged 23 years. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. Paul's Church, Southgate; Almondbury War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission