Hildred Boothroyd (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:
- BOOTHROYD, HILDRED. Lance Corporal. No 52006. 6th Battalion Somerset Light Infantry. Born Netherton, 30.7.1893. Son of Walker and Martha Boothroyd, 17 Burbeary Road, Lockwood. Educated at Netherton Wesleyan School and Mount Pleasant Council School. Employed as a reedmaker by Mr Walter Ellis of Commercial Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 25.6.1917. Died of pneumonia in Bradford War Hospital, 20.11.1918, aged 25 years. Buried with full military honours in EDGERTON CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- 47, 90. (On his headstone is inscribed: 'his sister died of a broken heart on 29.11.1918 age 16').
- ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Lance Corporal HILDRED BOOTHROYD
- regiment: Somerset Light Infantry
- died: Wednesday, November 20, 1918
- age: 25 years
- record ID: 2752071
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #2752071)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #417964)