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:
- HARDY, GEORGE RIPPON, MM. Private. No 40016. 1st Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Son of Thomas Robert and Isabella Catherine Hardy. (One of a family of ten children). Born Wheatly Grange Farm, near Tow Law, County Durham. Educated at Satley School, where both his father and grandfather had received their education. Sang in the choir at Satley Parish Church. Moved to the 'Ford Inn', Holmfirth in 1912. Was a good judge of cattle and, in his early teens, was able to go up to County Durham to purchase cattle and bring them home himself. Soon after moving to this district he was employed in the finishing department of Messrs J. Greenwood and Sons, Digley Mills. Enlisted January, 1917, when he became eighteen years old. Embarked for France 11.10.1917. Was wounded on one occasion but returned to France in July, 1918. Seriously wounded in the back and arm and died of his wounds at No 2/1st Northumbrian Casualty Clearing Station, 21.9.1918, aged 20 years. Buried SUNKEN ROAD CEMETERY, BOISLEUX-St. MARC. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 23. Was awarded the Military Medal, posthumously, in February, 1919.
- ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; St. Bartholomew's Church, Meltham.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission