This page is part of an ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, or who served in the military.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- BANBURY, JAMES. Private. No 12557. 8th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Son of William and Mary Banbury. Employed as a badge porter by the London and North Western Railway Company. Killed in action at the Dardenelles during the attack on Isamail Oglu Tepe on 21.8.1915, aged 20 years. Commemorated on the HELLES MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, GALLIPOLI.
- The Official History of the Gallipoli campaign records that 'the Battalion, with the 9th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment, were hurried forward to capture the first objective, but they swung left-handed, ending up in a position north of Helman Chair. An attempt was then made to assault a communication trench, but this turned out to be a heavily defended fire trench. The enemy's resistance could not be overcome; and the troops fell back towards the southern slopes of Green Hill.' The War Diary records 'high casualties'. Held position under heavy artillery fire until relieved (23rd).
- ROH:- London and North Western Railway.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission