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:
- ASTON, HENRY NORMAN. Captain. 3rd Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born 31.5.1891 at 69 Blacker Road, Huddersfield. Son of the late Alderman Aston JP and Mrs Mary E. Aston of Stonegarth, 174 Halifax Old Road, Huddersfield. Educated at Almondbury Grammar School. Carried on the business of his late father as an oil merchant in Market Street in partnership with his brother-in-law, Mr Wild. Enlisted 20.3.1915; Gazetted 2nd Lieutenant. Wounded in the thigh at the Battle of Loos, 29.9.1915. Suffered severe shell shock at the Battle of Messines, 7.6.1917. After convalescence served in London, being attached to the RAF. Died from influenza and pneumonia at the 2nd London Hospital, Chelsea, 6.11.1918, aged 27 years. Buried with full military honours at EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 19, 'C', 28.
- ROH:- Almondbury Grammar School; St. Andrew's Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.