George Henry Speight (1888-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

SPEIGHT, GEORGE HENRY. Private. No 202556. 1/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Rainton Gate, near Houghton-le-Springs, Durham, 4.9.1888. Son of James Henry and Elizabeth Speight, 3 Brookes Yard, Thomas Street, Northgate, Huddersfield. Educated Park Road School, Barnsley. Husband of Mary Emma Speight, 1 Brookes Yard, Thomas Street, Northgate, Huddersfield. Employed as a warehouseman by Messrs Moore Brothers, wool merchants, Dundas Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted August 1916. Died of wounds at No 3 General Hospital, Le Treport, on 28.7.1917, aged 34 years. Buried MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row J, Grave 14a.

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