Harry Tunnacliffe (1884-1917)

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.
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Harry Tunnacliffe was born on 16 April 1884 at Spa Green, Lepton, the son of Joe Tunnacliffe and his wife Emma (née Stancliffe), and was baptised at Kirkheaton on 8 September 1884.[1]

He married Janet Armitage (1885-1958) in August 1907 at All Hallows, Kirkburton.

Before enlisting, he worked as a painter and decorator for Charles Henry Best of Moldgreen.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

TUNNACLIFFE, HARRY. Private. No 202820. 1/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Lepton, Huddersfield. Husband of Janet Tunnacliffe, 10 Tandem, Kirkheaton. Employed by Mr C. H. Best, painter and decorator, of Moldgreen. Enlisted September 1916. Died from gas poisoning on 25.7.1917 at No 24 Casualty Clearing Station at Oosthoek, Belgium. He was 33 years of age. Buried ADINKERKE CHURCHYARD EXTENSION. Grave location:- Grave No 848.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton; Lepton Parish Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission



Notes and References

  1. SlaterOnline: Harry Tunnacliffe, courtesy of Neil Slater.