Harry Wortley (1882-1917)

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.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

WORTLEY, HARRY. Private. No 62411. 92nd Field Ambulance, Royal Army Medical Corps. Born Shepley. Youngest son of the late John Wortley of Lane Head, Shepley. Lived with his brother-in-law, Councillor Henry Tyas. Attended Shepley United Methodist School. Was a member of the Shepley Bowling Club and Shepley Conservative Club. Employed as a painter by Messrs Seth Senior and Sons Limited, Highfield Brewery, Shepley. Single. Enlisted September 1915. Was killed, 1.4.1917, whilst acting as a Stretcher-Bearer. A shell dropped on the party just as they arrived at a dressing station and only one of them escaped. He was 34 years of age. Buried SAVY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row I, Grave 22.
ROH:- Shepley War Memorial.

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