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:
- MITCHELL, GEORGE HERBERT, MM. Corporal. No 240588. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Almondbury. Son of George and Ruth A. Mitchell, 23 St. Helen's Farm, Almondbury. Educated Almondbury Council School. Attended the Church Sunday School and had been a member of the choir of All Saints for over three years. Prior to enlistment, was in business on his own account as a hairdresser in Almondbury. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Was the first Almondbury soldier to be awarded the Military Medal, in October 1916, for clearing a German trench with a hand grenade. Killed in action at Passchendaele, 6.10.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Almondbury War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission