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:
- CHAPPELL, HARRY. Private. No 3815. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Ben Chappell, Bank Top, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Employed in the finishing room at Messrs W and E Crowther Limited, Brook Mills, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Attended Zion Baptist Church and Sunday School. Was also an active member of the Slaithwaite Liberal Club. Enlisted March 1916. Killed in action on the Somme, 8.8.1916, aged 26 years. Buried LONSDALE CEMETERY, AUTHUILLE. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row E, Grave 1.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
- His parents received the following letter from Private H Carter who was a comrade of their son and also lived at Bank Top, Slaithwaite, 'I am very sorry to inform you that Harry was killed early this morning whilst we were out on a working party. He only lived about five minutes after he had been wounded. He was unconscious at the time of death so he would suffer no pain. I did not know he had been hit until half an hour later when we were coming back and then they told me that my pal had been killed. It was a great blow to me as we had been together all the time until last night when we got separated in the dark and could not find each other. I have lost my best friend for he was a good lad and respected by all who knew him out here. You have my deepest sympathy in your great and sad loss.'
Commonwealth War Graves Commission