Huddersfield Daily Examiner (18/Sep/1918) - The Jubilee of the Borough

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In order to mark the jubilee of the incorporation of the borough it has been suggested that a number of gentlemen who have rendered prominent service to the municipality should be added to the roll of freemen of the borough. As the celebration is in connection with a purely municipal event it was decided that only gentlemen who are or have been members of the Council should be invited. The matter has been under the consideration of sub-committees appointed since the last Council meeting, and yesterday afternoon the Council in General Purposes Committee decided upon the following list, which will be submitted for confirmation to next Wednesday's meeting of the County Borough Council:—

The Mayor (Alderman W. M. Jessop).
Alderman E. Woodhead.
Councillor G. Thomson.
Mr. J. A. Brooke.
Mr. J. E. Willans.
Mr. B. Broadbent

The present freemen of the borough are Sir Albert K. Rollit, Major Charles Brook, Colonel Harold Wilson, and Mr. William Brooke.