John Franklin Broadbent (c.1895-1916)

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.
John Franklin Broadbent

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

BROADBENT, JOHN FRANKLIN. Private, No 306241. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsden. Was the eldest son of a family of eight children of Augustus Henry Broadbent, 22 Ottiwells Terrace, Marsden. Employed as a piecer by Messrs Robinson Brothers, Clough Lea Mill, Marsden. Attended Marsden Adult School and Marsden Parish Church. Single. Played football with the Marsden Villa AFC. Enlisted 15.9.1915. Killed in action in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt, 3.9.1916, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.

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