George Earnshaw Dyson (1884-1917)

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George Earnshaw Dyson

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

DYSON, GEORGE EARNSHAW. Driver. No 199445 87th Field Company Royal Engineers. Born Lindley 3.12.1884. Son of Ginnethan and Mary Jane Dyson, 12 Meg Lane, Longwood. Educated Oakes Board School, Lindley. Formerly employed as a pattern weaver by Messrs Learoyd Brothers, Trafalgar Mills, Huddersfield. At the time of enlistment, was working at British Dyes Limited. Married, with four children, and living at 60 Croft End Hill, Longwood. Was a founder member of the Milnsbridge Socialist Brass Band. Enlisted 22.9.1916. Embarked for France in March, 1917. Died of wounds, 4.4.1917, aged 32 years. Buried St. CATHERINE BRITISH CEMETERY, ARRAS. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 1.
His widow, Gladys Earnshaw, received the following letter from a Major of her husband's Regiment, 'I very much regret to have to inform you that your husband Driver G. E. Dyson died of wounds on the 4th April. He was hit by a piece of shell as he was riding the leading pair of horses of a four horse team drawing a store wagon on the night of the 31st inst. All the horses were wounded, also the driver and the N.C.O in charge as a shell burst right on the road. He was taken to the nearest dressing station where he received every attention. He was buried two days later.'

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Royal Engineers
  • died: Wednesday, April 4, 1917
  • age: 32 years
  • record ID: 50590