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:
- BURCH, HARRY, MM. Corporal. No 16578. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Formerly No 8000 Dragoons. Born Amberley, Gloucestershire. Lodged with Mrs Bradley, 3 Austin's Yard, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield. Employed as a goods porter by the London and North Western Railway Company at Huddersfield Goods Yard. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war and embarked for France on 4.2.1916. Was awarded the Military Medal on 1.9.1916 for 'gallant conduct under fire.' Died of wounds at 2/2nd London Casualty Clearing Station, 13.10.1916, aged 32. Buried in GROVE TOWN CEMETERY, MEAULTE. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row L, Grave 10.
- ROH:- London and North Western Railway Roll.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission