Herbert Hirst Naylor (c.1879-1917)

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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:

NAYLOR, HERBERT HIRST. Battery Sergeant Major. No 19705. 225th Siege Battery, Royal Garrison Artillery. Born Hinchliffe Mill, Holmfirth. Son of the late Lot and Mrs Naylor. Educated Field End School. Attended St. David's Church, Holmbridge, where he was a member of the choir. Prior to enlistment, was employed as an apprentice by Messrs Lawton and Hogley, painters and decorators, of Holmfirth. Enlisted on his 18th birthday in the Royal Garrison Artillery, Easter Tuesday, 1897. Over the next six years he served in Nova Scotia, Quebec, British Columbia, Hong Kong and Singapore. He then returned to England and was put on the staff of the Garrison Artillery at New Brighton. Whilst at New Brighton he married a Liverpool girl and they had three children. He remained there for five years and then was again sent on foreign service, this time to Jamaica. On the outbreak of war he applied to go to France but this was refused on the grounds of his indispensibility. But, in 1916, his application was successful and he arrived in France in December, 1916. Died from burns on 17.10.1917, aged 38 years. Buried HAZEBROUCK COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row F, Grave 25.
ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial.

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