Harold Hinchliffe (c.1888-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

HINCHLIFFE, HAROLD. Private. No 241910. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Honley. Son of Alfred and Annie Hinchliffe, 5 Cross Street, Honley. Attended the Honley Primitive Methodist Sunday School and Church. Was secretary for Honley Musical Festival, the Adult bible class, Grey's orchestral band and the Rechabite Sick Club. Employed by Thornton's of Honley. He was fatally wounded in the same battle as his younger brother, Drummer LEWIS HINCHLIFFE, was wounded. They each tended the other's injuries and the Drummer was conveyed to hospital unaware of Harold's death. Died of wounds, 4.5.1917, aged 28 years. Buried ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row E, Grave 24;
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Honley War Memorial.

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