Joe Platt (1885-1918)

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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:

PLATT, JOE. Gunner. No 176193. Royal Garrison Artillery, attached 317th Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Castle Houses, Castle Hill, 28.10.1885. Son of Joe and Elizabeth Broadbent, 32 Close Hill Lane, Newsome. Educated Lockwood Board School. Married, with five children. Lived 76 Barcroft Road, Close Hill, Huddersfield. Employed as a labourer by British Dyes Limited. Enlisted 16.8.1917. Killed in action near Cambrai, 3.10.1918, aged 32 years. Buried RIBECOURT ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3. Row A. Grave 7.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Newsome; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood.
Brother of Private HARRY PLATT killed in action, 22.9.1916.

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