James William Holroyd (c.1890-1918)

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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:

HOLROYD, JAMES WILLIAM. Sergeant. No 22522. 12th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Born Salford, Manchester. Son of George Benjamin and Margaret Holroyd of Clough Lea, Marsden. Married. Lived Higher Broughton, Manchester. Employed as an engraver on copper for calico printers in Manchester. Enlisted November, 1914, and embarked for France at Christmas, 1915. Was wounded in August, 1917, and came home for treatment. After recovery and some time on home service, he was married on 6.4.1918 and returned to France on 27.4.1918. Killed in action, 24.8.1918, aged 28 years. Buried COURCELETTE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row F, Grave 3.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

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