James Walkden (c.1889-1917)

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:

WALKDEN, JAMES. Private. No 31769. 2/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Golcar, Huddersfield. Son of Charles and Emma Walkden, of Scar Bottom, Golcar. Husband of Maud Walkden, 173 Scar Lane, Milnsbridge. Employed as a spinner by Messrs Shaw and Shaw, Britannia Mills, Milnsbridge. Enlisted June 1917. Had been in France for six weeks when he was killed on 20.11.1917, aged 28, during the Battle of Cambrai. Has no known grave. Commemorated CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar; Longwood War Memorial

Commonwealth War Graves Commission