Herbert Dyson (c.1893-1917)

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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:

DYSON, HERBERT. Private. No 241800. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of John and Martha Ann Dyson, The Grove, Marsden. Attended Marsden Adult School. Employed by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company as a pattern weaver. He was taken prisoner at Bullecourt on 3.5.1917 but not wounded. After some weeks he wrote home from Dulmen Camp, Germany. His parents received several letters or cards from him. He died of pneumonia on 17.6.1917, at the Prisoner's Internment Camp at Munster, Westphalia, Germany, aged 23.
His parents received the following letter from Mr Oswald Frost, Durham Light Infantry, Acting Pastor, Gefangenen Lager, Hans Spital, bearing the date 21.6.1917. He says, 'Your son Herbert was transferred to this camp from Dulmen. After a few days here he fell ill on the night of the 7.6.1917. On the 9th he was taken into the Lazarette suffering from pneumonia. He struggled bravely until the afternoon of Sunday 17.6.1917 when he died at 3.30pm. We did everything that we possibly could for him but without avail. He was buried yesterday, June 30th.'
Buried COLOGNE SOUTHERN CEMETERY, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 18, Row A, Grave 19.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

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