John Durkin (c.1894-1917)

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:

DURKIN, JOHN. Corporal. No 240216. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 56 Northumberland Street, Huddersfield. Nephew of Miss Margaret Connolly, 11 Hawk Street, Huddersfield. Educated St. Patrick's Roman Catholic School. Employed as a weaver at Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted in the local Territorial battalion before the outbreak of war, on 13.6.1912. Reported missing at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, and afterwards presumed killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; commemorated on his parents' headstone in Edgerton Cemetery, Huddersfield.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission