James William O'Melia (1891-1918)

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:

O'MELIA, JAMES WILLIAM. Private. No 203160. 2/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Edward and Julia O'Melia, of Norridge Bottom, Holmfirth. Employed by Messrs Firth and Marsden, Bridge Foundry, Holmfirth. Killed in action near Rheims on 20.7.1918. Buried MARFAUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row C, Grave 12. (Cousin of Private HARRY O'MELIA, died of wounds, 23.4.1918, q.v.).
ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission