Harry Aspinall (c.1893-1916)

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Harry Aspinall

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

ASPINALL, HARRY. Rifleman. No R/19769. 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Wooldale. Son of William and Ellen Aspinall, 74 Sunny Brow, Wooldale. Attended Lane Congregational Sunday School. Worked for Mr Fred Lawton, Bridge Mills. Enlisted 28.2.1916. Reported missing on 9.9.1916 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. He was 23 years of age. His parents received the following information from a comrade of their son who wrote,
'On September 9th Rifleman Aspinall was in a bombing raid with me in front of Le Sars. We were occupying one portion of a trench and the Germans held the other end. About 25 of us went over the barricade and took about seventy yards from the Germans and after we had finished Rifleman Aspinall was missing. He was not in the part of the trench we captured so he must have gone further up and I fear he was killed.'
Buried in CATERPILLAR VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row F, Grave 8.
ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.
Brother of Private FREDDIE ASPINALL, killed in action, 4.8.1917.

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