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:
- BOOTH, GEORGE HERBERT. Private. No 301950. 2/7th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Formerly No 6083 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Mrs John Booth of Underbank. Educated at Netherthong National School. Married, with two children. Lived at Liphill Bank. Employed by Messrs. W. H. and J. Barber, Clarence Mills, Holmbridge. Enlisted July 1916. Killed in action, 2.4.1918, aged 26 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- His wife received a letter from a friend of her husband who wrote, 'I saw him just before he went into action and shook hands with him. He was quite cheerful. We knew we were in for a hot time but I did not think it would be the last time I should ever see him. The news that he had been killed was a great shock to me because he was the only pal I had out here whom I knew. Of course I have some good pals in the Regiment. Well I am glad to tell you we have got out of it and I think I am a lucky chap.'
- ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission