Joe Wimpenny (c.1887-1917)

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.

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

WIMPENNY, JOE. Private. No 307856. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Golcar. Lived Gladstone Buildings, Marsden. Married, with two children. Employed as a minder by Messrs J Pogson and Company, Bridge Street Mills, Slaithwaite. Attended Linthwaite Parish Church. Enlisted August 1916. Embarked for France in December, 1916. Killed in action, 21.11.1917, aged 30 years. Buried DOCHY FARM NEW BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row B, Grave 23.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.
Brother of Private JOHN WIMPENNY reported missing, presumed killed, 23.11.1916.

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