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:
- BAXTER, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 5/3274. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Lived Kirkheaton. Son of Mr and Mrs John Baxter of Upper Heaton, Kirkheaton. Employed as a labourer by the London and North Western Railway Company. Attended Upper Heaton Wesleyan Church. Enlisted in August, 1914, and embarked for France in April, 1915. Died of wounds, 7.9.1916, aged 21 years. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Beaumetz-les-Cambrai Communal Cemetery Memorial 1.
- ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission