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:
- ATKINSON, FRED. Private. No 301805. 1/8th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born 4 Fieldhouse Road, off Cassel Street, Huddersfield, 8.1.1892. Son of Mrs M. Atkinson, 46 Thistle Street, Leeds Road. Attended St. Andrew's School. Worked as a tuner for Messrs T. and H. Blamires. Enlisted 1.6.1916. Embarked for France 4.10.1916. Mother received a letter from a Corporal of his platoon informing her that her son was wounded in a charge and died in his arms whilst he was being taken back to the trench on 5.11.1916. Age 24 years. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. Andrew's Church, Leeds Road.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission