Harry Topping (1885-1918)

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Harry Topping

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

TOPPING, HARRY. Lance Corporal. No 17929. 'B' Company, 13th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Born Huddersfield 12.9.1885. Second son of Councillor T. Topping, 121 Cowcliffe Hill, Huddersfield. Educated Hillhouse Council Boys School, Huddersfield College Higher Grade School. Husband of Fanny Topping, 488 Bradford Road North, Huddersfield. Was a member of the staff of the Huddersfield Education Department from August, 1900, until July, 1911, when he became assistant secretary at the Huddersfield Technical College. Enlisted 18.11.1914. Embarked for France in December, 1915. Was mentioned in despatches in 1916. Severely gassed in July, 1917. Home on leave in December, 1917. Returned to France in January and was killed on 22.4.1918 duringa heavy attack by a section of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers and the Durham Light Infantry at Bouzincourt, near Albert. Has no known grave. Commemorated POZIERES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Huddersfield Corporation Roll; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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