Joe Burnley (c.1898-1918)

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:

BURNLEY, JOE, DCM. Private. No 242043. 6th Battalion Leicestershire Regiment. Formerly No 2367 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Ripon. Son of the late Mr Joseph Burnley, St. Wilfred's Hotel, Ripon, and Mrs Burnley, 56 Quarmby Road, late of Golcar Brow, Meltham. Had served in the army for five years and had come home on time expired leave at Whitsuntide, 1918. Died of gunshot wounds to abdomen in No 3 Casualty Clearing Station, Gezaincourt, 26.8.1918, aged 20 years. One week after his death he was awarded the DCM for 'gallantry and devotion to duty on the field of battle.'. Buried BAGNEUX BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row B, Grave 3.
ROH:- St. Bartholomew's Church, Meltham; Longwood War Memorial.
Brother of Private HARRY RAYMOND BURNLEY, who died of wounds, 11.11.1915.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission