James L. Hadcock O'Brien (c.1891-1916)

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:

O'BRIEN, JAMES L. HADCOCK. Private. No 40315. 18th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mr J. O'Brien, 84 Birkby Hall Road, Huddersfield. Was a teacher at the Hillhouse United Methodist Church for several years. His fiance, Miss Stead was also a teacher at the school. Was well known in art circles and had been a student at the Huddersfield Technical College and, later, at the Royal College of Art. He gained the A.R.C.A. Diploma in June, 1915, and was awarded £10 for the best work of the year. Was a member of the Huddersfield Art Society and was an assistant at the Holmfirth Art School. Had been recommended for a commission. Killed in action, 13.11.1916, aged 25 years. Buried SAILLY-AU-BOIS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 1.
ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Holmfirth Secondary School.

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