George Iddon (1897-1916)

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George Iddon

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

IDDON, GEORGE. Private. No 2783. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 20 Trafalgar Street, Rochdale, 21.1.1897. Son of Joseph and Anne Iddon, 17 Beech Terrace, Bradford Road North, Huddersfield. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School. Was a bandsman in the local Salvation Army. Employed as a tailor for Messrs Brook, Sugden and Company, Paige Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 2.9.1914. Wounded on 3.9.1916, whilst taking a message to Headquarters. He lay in a shell hole for three days before being brought in with a severely crushed leg. Died of wounds at No 6 General Hospital, Rouen, 11.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Cemetery location:- Plot B. Row 25. Grave 20.
ROH:- Salvation Army; St. Andrew's Church, Leeds Road; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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