Horace Oldroyd (c.1896-1917)

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:

OLDROYD, HORACE. Private. No 235086. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 58 Bradley Mills, Huddersfield. Son of Charlie and Sarah Oldroyd, 105 Hillhouse Lane, Huddersfield. Educated St. Andrew's School, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Employed as a stoker on a steam wagon by Messrs J. Crowther, Milnsbridge. Single. In September, 1915, he rescued two little girls from the canal and was awarded a certificate in recognition of his gallantry. Was a member of the Ramsden Street Men's Own Class. Enlisted 25.10.1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Andrew's Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Huddersfield Drill Hall; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission