James Willie Cliffe (1897-1918)

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:

CLIFFE, JAMES WILLIE. Private. No 24970. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Crossley Hall, near Bradford, 20.3.1897. Son of Mr and Mrs Willie Cliffe, 7 Industrial Terrace, Dalton, Huddersfield. Educated at Moldgreen Board School. Was employed as a printer's apprentice by Preston Brothers, Fox Street, Huddersfield. Enlisted October 1914. Wounded four times on the Somme. Killed in action, 24.10.1918. aged 21 years. Buried VERCHAIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 12,
ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton; Almondbury War Memorial.

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