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:
- BAIRSTOW, GEORGE. Private. No 3026. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Grimscar, Huddersfield, 6.11.1895. Son of Ernest and Hannah M Bairstow, 'The Winnats', 22 Edgerton Grove Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. Was learning the bookselling business at Messrs Coates and Bairstow, Station Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted 4.9.1914. Embarked for France April, 1915. Was struck on the head by a shell splinter or a shrapnel bullet after leaving the trench to fetch water for breakfast on 31.7.1915, aged 20 years. Buried in BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 39.
- ROH:- St. Cuthbert's Church, Birkby; St. John's Church, Birkby; Almondbury Grammar School; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission