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:
- PLURIGHT, GEORGE DYSON. Corporal. No 11547. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 13 Outcote Bank, Manchester Road, Huddersfield, 11.5.1879. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Husband of Mabel Bertha Pluright, 38 Spring Grove Street, Huddersfield. Employed as the local agent for Messrs Fattorini and Sons, of Bradford, and at night was employed at the Hippodrome as a ticket checker in the stalls. Attended Milton Congregational Church. Had served in the local Volunteer battalion for some years prior to the war. Was a Reservist and was mobilised on 4.8.1914. Embarked for France on 5.12.1914. Wounded in head and shoulder on 11.3.1915, but returned to the front line. On 18.4.1915 he was holding a communication trench on Hill 60, when he suffered severe head wounds and died instantly, aged 35 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Milton Independent Church; Huddersfield Parish Church; St. Thomas's Church, Longroyd Bridge.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission