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:
- BATTYE, JOHN WALLACE. Private. No 25430. 13th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Son of Mrs Andrew Battye, 48 Back Lane, Holmfirth. Was employed as a willeyer at Firth Brothers of Shepley. Enlisted 1916. Embarked for France, 5.6.1916. His mother received a message that he had been taken a Prisoner of War on 13.11.1916, but was going on fine. Died of shrapnel wounds to the back as a Prisoner of War at Stettin, Germany, 1.12.1916, aged 30 years. Buried BERLIN SOUTH-WESTERN CEMETERY, STAHNSDORF, GERMANY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row A, Grave 5.
- ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission