John Mitchell (c.1896-1917)

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John Mitchell (c.1896-1917)

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

MITCHELL, JOHN. Private. No 38660. 7th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Hepworth. Son of Arthur Mitchell, Foster Place, Hepworth. Married, with one child. Lived Jackson Bridge. Previously employed as a teamer at Bridge Foundry, Holmfirth, but, prior to enlistment, was employed at Bridge Dyeworks, Honley. Enlisted 1.10.1916. Embarked for France 22.3.1917. Killed by a shell on 13.5.1917 at the Battle of Arras. He was twenty eight years of age. Buried POINT-du-JOUR MILITARY CEMETERY, ATHIES. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row C, Grave 10.
ROH:- New Mill Working Men's Club; Fulstone War Memorial; Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial; Hepworth Parish Church.
Brother of Private ERNEST MITCHELL killed in action, 7.10.1917.

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