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:
- BATES, JAMES ARTHUR. Private. No 31710. 12th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born 2 Bottomley's Yard, Upperhead Row, Huddersfield, 12.5.1888. Educated at St. Patrick's School. Employed by Messrs Calvert and Company, Folly Hall as an iron dresser. Lodged with his married sister, Mrs McEvoy, and his brother, George Bates, at 64 Upperhead Row. Enlisted 30.3.1915. Reported missing, presumed killed, on Passchendaele Ridge, 18.5.1917, aged 37 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission