Francis Ainley Gledhill (c.1883-1918)

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:

GLEDHILL, FRANCIS (FRANK) AINLEY. Gunner. No 151438. 342nd Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Marsh, Huddersfield. Son of the late John and Harriet Gledhill, 863 North Grove, Manchester Road, Linthwaite. Was a partner in the firm of Messrs Gledhill Brothers, of Lockwood. Attended Golcar Baptist Chapel. Was a member of the Craft Mark and Royal Arch Masonic Lodges of Slaithwaite. Was also a member of the Slaithwaite and District Golf Club. Prior to enlistment was an enthusiastic member of the Motor Volunteers. Embarked for France in May, 1917, after training at Lydd, Kent. Died from gunshot wounds to the right side and thigh, 20.9.1918, aged 35 years. Buried TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 5.
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; Golcar Baptist Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission