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:
- McQUILLEN, JOHN. Sergeant. No 3/10905. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Halifax. Son of the late Edward and Mary Patience McQuillen. Married. Lived 23 Tenements, Kirkgate, Huddersfield. He had served in the South African War, in which he had been wounded, and was present at the Relief of Ladysmith. Had served for 12 years in the 3rd Battalion Manchester Regiment. Was then placed on the Reserve and during this time (about six years) had worked as a labourer for Mr Thomas, contractor, of Huddersfield. Was called up on the outbreak of war. Sustained a gunshot wound in the head, which required an operation. Died of wounds at No 8 General Hospital, Boisguillaume, on 13.6.1915, aged 34 years. Buried BOISGUILLAUME COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 12a.