Herbert Battye (c.1893-1918)

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:

BATTYE, HERBERT. Rifleman. No C/7662. 3rd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Hinchliffe Mill. Son of George Armitage and Ann Battye, Lower Water Side, Holmbridge. Educated at Dobb Council School. Attended Hinchliffe Mill Wesleyan Sunday School. Employed in the textile trade at Messrs Whiteley and Green's mill, Hinchliffe Mill. Enlisted 17.11.1915. Served in Salonica where he was wounded. In hospital in Malta for several months suffering from malaria. Arrived home at Holmbridge to convalesce on Saturday, 31.5.1918, but died very suddenly, 5.6.1918, aged 24 years. Buried HOLY TRINITY BURIAL GROUND, HOLMFIRTH. Grave location:- South East, E, 77.
ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission