Harold Cliffe (1897-1918)

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:

CLIFFE, HAROLD. Private. No 29473. 1/4th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Longwood, Huddersfield, 21.9.1897. Son of Major and Elizabeth Cliffe, 11 Church Street, Longwood. Educated at Longwood and Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed by his father at Bridgecroft Mills, Milnsbridge, as a woollen machine dealer. Engaged to Annie. Enlisted 18.2.1915. Taken prisoner by the Germans, 27.5.1915. Died of dysentery and starvation as a Prisoner of War on 18.10.1918. aged 21 years. Buried GLAGEON COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 10.
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; Shared Church, Paddock; Crow Lane Board School, Milnsbridge.

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