John Taylor Gledhill (c.1884-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

GLEDHILL, JOHN TAYLOR. Private. No 40858. 16th Battalion (1st Bradford Pals) West Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 29/706 Northumberland Fusiliers. Eldest son of Mr and Mrs Joe Gledhill, 33 Knowle Bank, Golcar. Attended St. John's Church, Golcar. Employed as a weaver by Messrs George Mallinson and Sons of Linthwaite. Was a member of Golcar Conservative Club. Enlisted May 1916. Embarked for France in September 1916. Reported missing after an engagement on 27.2.1917. Twenty two weeks later he wrote home to say that he was a Prisoner of War and in good health. Died as a Prisoner of War, 24.7.1917, aged 33 years. Buried VALENCIENNES COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row D, Grave 27.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar; memorial in St. John's Churchyard.

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