John William Seville (c.1885-1917)

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:

SEVILLE, JOHN WILLIAM. Guardsman. No 6450. Coldstream Guards. Born Greenfield, Lancashire. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Frank Seville of Lad Hill, Greenfield. Lived with his sister, Mrs Floyd, 12 Derby Terrace, Marsden. Had lived in Marsden for seven years. Employed in the carbonising department at Carrs Road Mill. As a reservist he was mobilised in August, 1914. Killed in action, 21.9.1917, aged 32 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His sister received the following letter from a Chaplain, 'It is with deep regret that I have to inform you of the death of Private J. W. Seville who was killed on September 21st in the front line by a shell. He was killed instantenously but not disfigured and was buried near where he fell as it was impossible owing to the shelling to bring his body back. The battalion intends, when opportunity offers, to place a wooden cross on the spot.'
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Coldstream Guards
  • died: Friday, September 21, 1917
  • age: 32 years
  • record ID: 829076