James Sykes Thewlis (c.1886-1918)

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:

THEWLIS, JAMES SYKES. Lance Corporal. No 203011. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of James and Ruth Hannah Thewlis of Upperthong, Holmfirth. Educated St. John's School and attended Upperthong Sunday School. Employed by Mr W. Hardy at Prickleden dyeworks. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Died of wounds, 20.10.1918, aged 32 years. Buried TERLINCTHUN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row A, Grave 51.
ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission