Joe Walton (c.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:

WALTON, JOE. Private. No 305845. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Was the adopted son of Mr and Mrs J Walton, Parkgate, Slaithwaite. Attended Lingards Wood Bottom Sunday School. Employed in the grocery department of the Marsden Cooperative Stores. Was a member of the Marsden Liberal Club. Enlisted November 1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Was seriously wounded in the thigh in 1917, but recovered and rejoined his Regiment in France. Killed in action, 10.5.1918, aged 26 years. Buried CHOCQUES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 9.
ROH:- Marsden Liberal Club; St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission