Joe Woodhead (c.1882-1918)

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:

WOODHEAD, JOE. Private. No 46769. 'D' Company, 12th/13th Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 31705 Durham Light Infantry. Born Holmfirth. Son of Alfred and Ellen Woodhead, East Bank, Station Road, Holmfirth. Attended the Holmfirth Wesleyan Day School. Was a member of the choir at Lane Chapel and secretary of the Sunday School. Was a painter and decorator, employed by Messrs Quarmby and Son, Upperbridge, Holmfirth. Enlisted in the Spring of 1916. Trained at Rugeley Camp, Staffordshire. Embarked for France in December, 1916. Killed in action, 18.4.1918, aged 35 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission