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:
- BAMFORTH, HERBERT. Lance Corporal. No 26487. 2nd Battalion South Wales Borderers. Born Marsden. Son of Mr and Mrs Frank Bamforth of Troaves, Marsden. Both parents died when Herbert was in his early teens. Worked as an assistant for Mr Dan Lunn, butcher, Marsden. Left the district and joined the army. After his military service had expired he found employment as a farm bailiff for a clergyman near Aberystwyth. Re-enlisted in the autumn of 1915. Served under the assumed name of BANKS. Died of wounds at a main dressing station at Louvencourt, 29.6.1916, aged 37 years. Buried in LOUVENCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 42.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission