Ernest Crosland (c.1884-1917)

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Ernest Crosland

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

CROSLAND, ERNEST. Private. No 64756. 25th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 33779 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Sam and Mary Hannah Crosland, of Woodhead Road, Hinchliffe Mill. Attended St. David's Church, Holmbridge. Husband of Zillah Crosland of Harehills, Leeds. Had three children - Arthur, Alice and Herbert. Formerly employed as manager of the Holmfirth branch of the Hinchliffe Mill Cooperative Society. He then took up a post as a commercial traveller in Leeds. Enlisted under the Derby scheme. Came home on leave in January, 1917, when he appeared to be in good health. Died of heart failure, 30.3.1917, aged 32 years. Was buried, but grave destroyed in later actions. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

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