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:
- WARHURST, JAMES EWART. Private. No 241817. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of John William and Sarah Ann Warhurst, 8 Booth Banks, Slaithwaite. Attended the West Slaithwaite Sunday School and was a member of the choir. Employed by the Slaithwaite Spinning Company Limited. Enlisted March 1916. Embarked for France, 10.1.1917. Was wounded on one occasion and received treatment at the Norfolk Military Hospital. Returned to France in September, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 27.11.1917, at the Battle of Cambrai, aged 24. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission