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:
- MARSDEN, JOHN. Private. No 83395. 63rd Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 38800 York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Mr and Mrs Marsden, 4 Lower Wood, Slaithwaite. Employed at Shaw Carr Mills. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Cricket Club and the Socialist Institute. Enlisted 13.11.1916. Embarked for France in May, 1917. Came home on leave just six weeks before he was killed in action, in France, on 24.3.1918, aged 35 years. Buried OVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 12, Row Z, Grave 1.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission