Fred Wibberley (1897-1917)
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:
- WIBBERLEY, FRED. Private. No 5533. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Austenley, Holmfirth, 29.3.1897. Son of George Wibberley, Greengate Farm, Greengates, Holmbridge. Employed at Bent Ley Silk Mills, Meltham Mills. Attended Hall Sunday School. Enlisted 29.3.1916. and went into training at Clipstone Camp. Embarked for France in August, 1916, and took part in the attack on the Schwaben Redboubt on 3.9.1916. Was wounded by a shell on 11.3.1917. Died of wounds on 13.3.1917 at No 33 Casualty Clearing Station. He was 19 years of age. Buried BETHUNE TOWN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row C, Grave 7.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private FRED WIBBERLEY
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Tuesday, March 13, 1917
- age: 19 years
- record ID: 61804
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #61804)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4729337)