George Frederick Heppenstall (1895-1919)

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:

HEPPENSTALL, GEORGE FREDERICK. Private. No 60817 2nd/1st Yorkshire Hussars. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr J.W. Heppenstall. Employed as a piecer at Dover Mills, Holmfirth. Enlisted in 1916. Was stationed in County Cork, Ireland and was expecting to be demobilised shortly. Was severely injured in an explosion and died within 24 hours. Buried with full military honours. He was 24 years of age.
ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

Lives of the First World War

The following section is reproduced from the Imperial War Musuems' Lives of the First World War site under the terms of the IWM Non-Commercial Licence.

George Frederick Heppenstall was born on 22 October 1894 in Clowne, Derbyshire, the son of John William and Ann Heppenstall. In January 1900, the family had moved to Hepworth where George was baptised in Holy Trinity Church. In the 1911 census, the family are living at Little Law, Hepworth and George aged 16 is working as a piecener.

George survived the war but in 1919, he was stationed in County Cork, Ireland awaiting demobilisation when he was killed in an explosion on 26 September 1919.

He is buried in the churchyard of Castlecomer (St Mary) Church of Ireland in County Kilkenny.