Holdsworth Barrett (1894-1917)

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:

BARRETT, HOLDSWORTH. Corporal. No 30847. 94th Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 3/17789 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Netheroyd Hill 16.5.1894. Son of Albert and Elizabeth Barrett, 35 Woodhouse Avenue, Fartown. Educated at Cowcliffe National School and Hillhouse Board School. Served his apprenticeship as a newspaper compositor with the 'Huddersfield Examiner.' Was organist at Netheroyd Hill Congregational Church and a teacher in the Sunday School. Enlisted January 1916. Killed by a shell in the trenches at Oppy Wood near Gavrelle, 19.5.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING
ROH:- Netheroyd Hill Church; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Machine Gun Corps
  • died: Saturday, May 19, 1917
  • age: 23 years
  • record ID: 740000