James Tyas (1891-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

TYAS, JAMES. Rifleman. No 242696. 1/5th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 3874 3/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Penistone 17.9.1891. Son of Walter and Martha Tyas, 20 Bentley Street, Lockwood. Educated at Penistone Schools. Employed as a shop assistant at the Maypole Dairy. Single. Enlisted June 1916. Reported missing at Nieuport on 23.7.1917 and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date, aged 27. Has no known grave. Commemorated NIEUPORT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe.

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