James Mitchell (1895-1917)

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:

MITCHELL, JAMES. Private. No 267425. 1/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 4 Sykes Yard, Lockwood, 4.11.1895. Son of Mary Ann Mitchell, 10 Albert Street, Lockwood. Educated Mount Pleasant Council School, Lockwood. Employed as a moulder's labourer at the Bridgecroft Dyeworks. Was a member of the Dyer's Club and was a keen football player. Single. Attended St. Patrick's Church. Enlisted 11.12.1915. Killed in action at Sailly-Labourse (4 miles south east of Bethune) on 24.6.1917, aged 33 years. Buried SAILLY-LABOURSE COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 19,
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission