Herbert Charlesworth (c.1891-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

CHARLESWORTH, HERBERT. 2nd Lieutenant. 91st Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly Army Cyclist Corps. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Henry Charlesworth of Quarry Mount, Holmfirth. Educated at Holmfirth National School. Attended Holmfirth Parish Church Sunday School, where he played the organ and was a member of the bible class. On leaving school he was employed by Messrs Rushworths of Westgate, Huddersfield, but at the time of enlistment was employed by Messrs Graham, contractors, of Huddersfield. Enlisted in June 1915. Was wounded on 3.9.1916 and returned to England. Returned to France in December, 1916. Was commissioned in February, 1917. Was married in August, 1917, to Miss E A Hirst of Cirencester at St. John's Church, Bognor. A fortnight after his wedding he returned to France. Killed in action, 26.10.1917, aged 26 years. Buried HOOGE CRATER CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 10, Row F, Grave 1.
ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.