Harry Singleton (c.1888-1918)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

SINGLETON, HARRY. Private. No 45028. 2nd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Elizabeth and the late George Singleton. Educated Hade Edge Council School. Employed by Messrs J. Watkinson and Sons, Washpit Mills, Holmfirth. Married. Lived Flowery Field, Hade Edge. Reported missing on 22.3.1918. His wife received a postcard from him, dated 25.3.1918, which arrived in Holmfirth on 23.4.1918. He told her that he was a Prisoner of War in Germany and getting along satisfactorily after an operation to amputate his right arm. She had not to worry and that, 'I shall come home and we shall be re-united.' At the beginning of July, 1918, she received an official communication to the effect that her husband had died of wounds in Germany on 20.4.1918. He was 29 years of age. Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 17, Row A, Grave 5.
ROH:- Cartworth War Memorial.
Brother of the late Private JOHN SINGLETON died of wounds, 30.6.1917.

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