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:
- BAXTER, ERNEST. Private. No 267440. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Joseph and Naomi Townend, 71 Coronation Terrace, Handel Street, Golcar. Employed as a mason, firstly by Messrs W. and H. Firth, contractors of Golcar, and then at the erection of Captain L. B. Holliday's new works at Deighton. Was a prominent member of the Golcar Conservative Club and attended St. John's Church, Golcar. Enlisted 1.3.1916. Embarked for France on Whit Wednesday, 1916. Killed by a shell whilst on church parade, 13.5.1917, aged 29 years. Buried in St. VAAST POST MILITARY CEMETERY, RICHEBOURG L'AVOUE.Grave location:- Plot 4, Row H, Grave 1.
- ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission