John Arthur France (1888-1917)

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:

FRANCE, JOHN ARTHUR. Private. No 24400. 8th Battalion The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Born Lockwood 16.6.1888. Son of Allan and Emily France, 19 May Street, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield. Educated Crosland Moor Board School. Prior to moving to Barrow-in Furness, was employed as an organ builder by Messrs P. Conacher and Company of Huddersfield. Husband of Ida France, 25 Moor End Road, Lockwood. Enlisted 17.7.1916. Wounded at Ypres, 29.4.1917. Died of wounds at Etaples Base Hospital, 5.5.1917, aged 28 years. Buried ETAPLES MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 18, Row J, Grave 8.
ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church; Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.

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