Henry Castle (1893-1916)

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:

CASTLE, HENRY. Private. No 2835. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 9 Newsome Cross Road, Almondbury, 3.2.1893. Son of Mary Castle. Educated at Newsome Church of England School. Employed as a blacksmith's striker by Messrs Whiteley's, of Lockwood. Single. Enlisted 17.9.1914. Wounded 14.12.1915. His mother received a telegram on the 31.12.1915, stating that her son was dangerously ill from gunshot wounds at No 14 General Hospital at Wimereux. A second telegram stated that he had died from his wounds on 8.1.1916, aged 23 years. Buried WIMEREUX COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row L, Grave 11a.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Newsome; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission