Frank Micklethwaite (c.1893-1916)

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.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

MICKLETHWAITE, FRANK. Rifleman. No C/7426. 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Kirkburton, Huddersfield. Son of Arthur and Ellen Micklethwaite, North Road, Kirkburton. Employed by Messrs John Kaye and Sons, Kings Mill, Huddersfield. Killed in action, 28.7.1916, aged 23 years. Buried BERKSHIRE CEMETERY EXTENSION, PLOEGSTREET, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Row G, Grave 11. His father received a letter from Captain Lester who wrote that, 'Rifleman Micklethwaite was returning from a listening post when he was killed. He had nearly reached the parapet when he was struck by a stray bullet which entered the left side and reached the heart'.
ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission