George Hibberd (1891-1916)

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George Hibberd

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

HIBBERD, GEORGE. Private. No 3389. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Colne Bridge, Kirkheaton, 4.2.1891. Son of Mrs Lumb, 29 Dalton Fold Road, Dalton. Educated St. Thomas's Church of England School, Bradley. Attended Moldgreen Congregational Church and the Ramsden Street Men's Own class. Played football with the Moldgreen Congregational Church, Huddersfield Wednesday and Cowlersley teams. Prior to enlistment, had worked at Lepton Edge Colliery and then for Messrs Read, Holliday as a banksman. Single. Enlisted 9.11.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Was wounded and returned to the front in April, 1916. Died of cerebro-spinal meningitis at No 12 Stationary Hospital on 25.12.1916, aged 25 years. Buried St. POL COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 12.
ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission