George Henry Wharton (1896-1916)

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.
George Henry Wharton

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

WHARTON, GEORGE HENRY. Private. No 305279. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsden, Huddersfield, 20.9.1896. Son of Henry Hind Wharton and Jane Wharton, 29 Mark Street, Paddock, Huddersfield. Educated Paddock Council School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed as a chain-maker. Single. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Killed in action, 17.9.1916, at Thiepval during the Battle of the Somme. He was 20 years of age. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission