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 Shepherd Charlesworth
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- CHARLESWORTH, JOHN SHEPHERD. Private. No 3/10732. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 111 Castlegate, Huddersfield, 21.3.1895. Son of Mr and Mrs John Charlesworth. Educated at St. Paul's Church of England School. Employed as a mechanic's labourer by Messrs Cliffe and Company, of Longroyd Bridge. Single. Enlisted 14.8.1914. Was wounded and gassed at Hill 60 in May, 1915. Wounded on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, on 1.7.1916, and died of wounds on 2.7.1916, aged 21 years. Buried COUIN BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row A, Grave 4.
- ROH:- Huddersfield Parish Church.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission