Hubert Coldwell (c.1892-1918)

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:

COLDWELL, HUBERT. Corporal. No 203618. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs A. B. Coldwell, Hill, Holmfirth. Attended Wooldale Free Church Sunday School. Played the flute with the Underbank Philharmonic Band. Mobilised with the Holmfirth Territorials on 4.8.1914 and embarked for France, 14.4.1915. He came home as a time expired soldier in 1916 and vowed he would never take off khaki until the war was over. He re-enlisted and embarked for France again on 3.5.1917. Was wounded in six places and spent some time in hospital in Boulogne. When fully recovered he was sent back to the trenches and was reported missing on 21.3.1918. However he wrote home stating that he had been captured on 28.3.1918 and was wounded in the left shoulder. Letters were regularly received from him until September when, in his last letter, he wrote that all the time he had been a prisoner he had never received either a letter or parcel from home. Died 7.10.1918, aged 26 years. Buried MONS COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 8, Row B, Grave 3.
ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated on his parents' headstone in St. George's Churchyard, Brockholes.

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