Harry Pogson (c.1896-1915)

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:

POGSON, HARRY. Private. No 2191. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Rosemary Lane, Huddersfield. Son of Mr James Pogson, 57 Thomas Street, off Northgate, Huddersfield. Employed as a brickyard labourer at Messrs Brook's pottery works at Bradley. Single. Enlisted September 1914. Acted as Officer's servant to the Sergeant Major of the 1/7th Battalion. In a letter written the day before his death, he wrote that he was, "in the best of health and looking forward to coming over on leave at Christmas. He added that they had been having a bad time in the trenches." Died from wounds, 19.12.1915, aged 19 years. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row D, Grave 18.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission