George Earnshaw (c.1897-1917)

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George Earnshaw

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

EARNSHAW, GEORGE. Private. No 241557. 5/6th Battalion The Cameronians (Scottish Rifles). Born South Crosland. Third son of Mr Sam Earnshaw of Magdale, Honley. Employed by Messrs Eastwood Brothers, of Thirstin Mills. Enlisted September 1916. Killed in action, 14.4.1917, aged 19 years. His father received a letter from a pal of his son, Sergeant Norman Long, also from Huddersfield, saying that the two of them had been together all through the day's fighting and were digging for shelter in the evening when Private Earnshaw was shot through the neck by a sniper. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Honley War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission