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:
- IREDALE, JOHN WILLIAM. Lance Corporal. No 1777. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Eldest son of Richard and Clara Iredale, 26 Grove Street, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Was a teacher at St. James's Church Sunday School and was a member of the Slaithwaite United Harriers. Employed by Messrs J. E. Crowther, of Marsden. Had been a member of the local Territorials for four years. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action, 9.5.1915, aged 25 years. (He was the first Slaithwaite Territorial to be killed). Buried RUE-DAVID MILITARY CEMETERY, FLEURBAIX. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row H, Grave 7.
- His younger brother, Lance Corporal GEORGE HENRYIREDALE, who was also serving in the 1/7th Battalion, received the following message from Captain and Adjutant Burberry, 'I very much regret to have to inform you that your brother Corporal Iredale was killed this morning (Sunday) and is being buried this afternoon in the corner of the convent wall. The Commanding Officer directs me to add that he is extremely sorry that you cannot attend the funeral but he does not consider it advisable for you to do so whilst the shelling is going on.'
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission