Harold Dyson (c.1897-1917)

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:

DYSON, HAROLD. Private. No 24447. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Golcar. Son of Mrs Fred Dyson, 79 Scarborough Terrace, Townend, Golcar. Attended Golcar Providence United Methodist Church and Sunday School and was a member of the Reading Room. Employed by Mr John Ed Crowther at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Embarked for France 17.10.1916. Invalided home during December, 1916, suffering from trench feet and returned to France on 2.6.1917. Killed in action, 8.10.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His mother received the following letter from a chum of her son, in the same Company, who wrote, 'I am sure no one feels the loss of him more than we do as he was our best chum, both in England and out here and he was next to me when he was killed during a bombardment of our trenches. He suffered no pain being killed instantly by a shell and we buried him as well as the circumstances permitted.'
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.

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