Harold Heeley (c.1895-1916)

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Harold Heeley

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

HEELEY, HAROLD. Private. No 19329. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Wooldale. Son of Eliot and Sarah Jane Heeley, 24 Albert Place, Thongsbridge. Educated Wooldale Council School. Was a member of Thongsbridge Cricket Club. Attended Huddersfield Technical College evening classes for six years, learning chemistry and dyeing. Employed as foreman dyer at Messrs Vickermans of Thongsbridge. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Went into training at North Shields but, on going to France, was attached to the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Killed in action, 25.8.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His parents received the news of his death in a letter from Bugler F. Brown, 6 Platoon, 'B' Company, 10th Battalion K.O.Y.L.I. who wrote, 'just a line in answer to your parcel and letters which you wrote to your son Harold. I am sorry to have to tell you that your son got killed on the 25th. I am sorry to have put it so bluntly but I find it is not much good telling you he is missing when we know for sure that he has got killed because it only puts you about and makes you wonder where he is. I know he has got killed. I would like them to tell my dear father and mother when I had got killed.'.
ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial.
Brother of Private ARTHUR HEELEY, died of wounds, 12.6.1917.

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