Herbert Lionel Broadbent (1899-1915)

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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:

BROADBENT, HERBERT LIONEL (BERTIE). Private. No 7/2240. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 5.1.1899. Son of Superintendent A. Broadbent, Deputy Chief Constable of Huddersfield, and Mrs Broadbent of 6, Woodthorpe Terrace, Bankfield Road, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Thomas's Church of England School, Longroyd Bridge. Employed as an apprentice in the wire-drawing department at Messrs Joseph Sykes Brothers Limited, Acre Mills, Lindley. Single. Enlisted September 1914. Trained at Riby and Doncaster. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action near Ypres, 30.7.1915, aged 16 years. Buried in COLNE VALLEY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 7.
ROH:- St. Thomas's Church, Longroyd Bridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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