Joe Wagstaffe (1893-1917)

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.


In contemporary records his surname is given variously as Wagstaff (Birth Index) and Waffsaffe (1911 Census), but the spelling "Wafstaffe" is used on the St. Andrew's Roll of Honour.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

WAGSTAFF, JOE. Private. No S/2784. 11th Battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders. Born Holmfirth 12.8.1893. Second son of the late Mr and Mrs Jonathan, of Underbank, Holmfirth, and grandson of Mrs J. Lockwood, of Pog Ing, Holmfirth. Educated Holmfirth National School. Employed as a teamer. Husband of Mary Wagstaffe[1], Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Enlisted 2.9.1914. Killed in action, 31.7.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Andrew's Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield; Underbank War Memorial, Holmfirth.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission



Notes and References

  1. Mary resided at 8 Bradley Mills Road.