Henry Hebblethwaite (c.1890-1917)

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:

HEBBLETHWAITE, HENRY. Private. No 235108. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Wilson Hebblethwaite of Wooldale. Husband of E. A. Hebblethwaite, 187 Sunny Bank, Holmbridge. Employed at Digley Mills. Enlisted October 1915. Embarked for France March, 1916. Killed in action, 25.11.1917, aged 27 years. Buried OXFORD ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 20.
His widow received the following letterfrom her husband's Officer who wrote, 'By now you will probably have heard the dreadful news of the death of your husband. I know I cannot realise your terrible grief for I know how devoted you were to each other. It has been my painful duty to return some of your letters to him. He was in my Company and was one of my very best men. It is nearly always the best who seem to be hit. The next time there was an opening for a commission I was going to put his name forward. He was killed by a shell and died almost instantly. He is buried by the side of one of his Company Officers. At this time please accept my deepest and most heartfelt sympathy and may you be given the strength to bear your terrible loss.'
ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission