George William Kilner Crosland (1869-1919)

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:

CROSLAND, G.W. KILNER, DSO. Major. Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Eldest son of the late Mr George William Crosland and grandson of the late Mr T. P. Crosland, M.P. Major Crosland was one of the Honorary Surgeons of Huddersfield Royal Infirmary; was made Honorary Surgeon at the Infirmary in February, 1905, and for some years before that had been House Surgeon at the Infirmary. During the Boer War Dr Crosland was a civilian surgeon in the South African field force. He was associated with the formation of the local Territorial battalion and with them he embarked for France. For services with the troops he was awarded the DSO in June, 1916, and he relinquished his commission in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment in August, 1917, and was then granted the honorary rank of Major. Upon returning to Huddersfield he recommenced work at the Infirmary, where he was in charge of the X-ray department and took over additional work at the Milton Church and the Drill Hall Auxiliary Military Hospital. He married Miss Anne Frances Crookstan of Pangbourne in February, 1918, at Pangbourne Parish Church. Died at his home, 18 New North Road, 31.12.1919, aged 50 years. Buried EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 41, 130C.