James Bamforth (c.1897-1917)

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:

BAMFORTH, JAMES. Ordinary Seaman. No J/5880. Royal Navy, HMS Marmion. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Walker and Mary Hannah Bamforth, 15 Booth Banks, Slaithwaite. Employed as a beamer by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company, New Mills, Marsden. Attended the West Slaithwaite Church Sunday School and the Upper Slaithwaite School. Enlisted 19.9.1916. Was drowned, aged 20, when HMS Marmion (on convoy duty) was in collision with HMS Tirade in atrocious weather off the Shetland Isles, 21.10.1917. Commemorated on the PLYMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.