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:
- WHITELEY, JOHN RICHARD. Private. No 202822. 1/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Linthwaite. Lived 75 Wood Top, Slaithwaite. Married, with one child. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Ben Hall and Sons, Milnsbridge. Was a chorister at Linthwaite Church. He was a member of the Slaithwaite Socialist Club. Enlisted in September 1916. Embarked for France in December, 1916. Died from gas poisoning at the 2nd Canadian Hospital, Le Treport, on 28.7.1917, aged 33 years. Buried MONT HUON MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row H, Grave 1A.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission