Frank Halstead (1886-1916)
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.
Married Lily Haigh, daughter of Frederick William Haigh, in 1915. The couple had one daughter, Lilian, who died in infancy.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- HALSTEAD, FRANK. Private. No 154. 12th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born 'Royal Oak Hotel' 5.3.1886. Eldest son of Emma Halstead, 2 Garden Street, Lockwood. Educated Spring Grove Board School. Prior to enlisting, was employed as a miner at Parkdale Colliery, Clayton West. Was a member of the Young Men's Bible Class at Buxton Road Wesleyan Chapel. Was married in September, 1915. Lived Bradford Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Served in Egypt and had been in France for eight months. Wounded at Bertrancourt, 1.7.1916. Died of wounds, 3.7.1916, aged 31 years. Buried BERTRANCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 16.
- ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe; Clayton West and High Hoyland War Memorial.
- Brother of Private ARTHUR HALSTEAD killed in action, 4.9.1917.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private F HALSTEAD (154)
- regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
- died: Saturday, July 1, 1916
- record ID: 118176
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #118176)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #5276198)