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:
- TAYLOR, FRANK WILLIAM. Private. No M2/046049. Army Service Corps (Motor Transport Section). Born Wedmore, Somerset. Husband of Jane Taylor, 42 Knowle Terrace, Slaithwaite. Attended Slaithwaite Wesleyan Chapel. Employed as a chauffeur by Mr William Crowther, J.P., Field House, Slaithwaite. Enlisted January 1915. Embarked for France in September, 1915, where he was employed on motor repair work. In June, 1916, he was crushed by a car reversing into him. His injuries were not regarded as serious and he was sent home to England. He was admitted to Lakenham Miltary Hospital, Norwich, where it was thought he would recover. But he suffered a relapse and died of his injuries on 10.7.1916, aged 33 years. Buried SLAITHWAITE CEMETERY. Grave location:- B, 4, 8.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission