Harry Shaw Tattersall (c.1895-1916)

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Harry Shaw Tattersall

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

TATTERSALL, HARRY SHAW. Private. No PO/1223 (S). Royal Marine Light Infantry. Portsmouth Division, Born Linthwaite. Son of Thomas and Helena Tattersall, 1 Lowerhouses, Linthwaite. Employed as a spinner by Messrs Thomas, Bates and Son, Platt Mill, Slaithwaite and previously at Messrs J. Crowther and Sons of Milnsbridge. Attended Linthwaite Church, where he had been a choirboy, and was a member of the Young Men's Class. Played football for the Pymroyd (Milnsbridge) Association football club. Enlisted in December 1915. Was stationed at Gosport, near Portsmouth, and was drafted to Ireland to take part in the quelling of the rebellion. Was accidentally shot on Sunday, 14.5.1916, at Queenstown, Ireland, and died at about 8.30am, aged 20. It appears that a comrade was cleaning his rifle in a tent some distance away from that in which Private Tattersall was living when the gun, which was loaded, went off and the shot penetrated two tents and struck him on the side of his head killing him instantly. Buried with full military honours at CHRIST CHURCH, LINTHWAITE, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- C, 68.
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

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