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:
- BEARDSALL, HARRY. Drummer. No 101. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs James Beardsell, Oliver Lane, Marsden. Joined the local Territorials, as a bugler, at the age of 14 and served continuously until his death at the age of 22. As a time-expired man, was expecting a month's leave at the end of May, 1916, and had arranged to marry Miss Violet Anne Hansom, daughter of Mr and Mrs Hansom, 21 Gatehead, Marsden, on 11.6.1916. He was greatly disappointed when his leave was cancelled. Killed in action, 4.7.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission