George Henry Eastwood (1890-1916)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- EASTWOOD, GEORGE HENRY. Corporal. No 2852. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield 5.7.1890. Brother of Mr W. Eastwood, 29 Primrose Street, Huddersfield. Educated Stile Common Council School. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs Brook, Sugden and Company, wholesale clothiers, Paige Street, Huddersfield. Single. Living at 11 Jackroyd, Newsome, Huddersfield. Enlisted September 1914. On the night of September 17th/18th, Corporal Eastwood was in command of his platoon. A shell burst and severed one of his legs from his body and, nothwithstanding his agony, he called to his men to proceed. Before he could be properly attended to he passed away with a bright smile on his face. Died 17.9.1916, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Marsh War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery; Almondbury War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Corporal GEORGE HENRY EASTWOOD
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Sunday, September 17, 1916
- age: 26 years
- record ID: 752729
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #752729)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #2422601)