John William Toulcher Longbottom (1890-1917)
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:
- LONGBOTTOM, JOHN WILLIAM TOULCHER. Private. No 30671. 2nd Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Scholes Square, Northgate, Huddersfield, 20.11.1890. Son of Mr and Mrs Longbottom, 88 Lockwood Road, Lockwood. Educated Rashcliffe Church of England School. Employed as an engineer's labourer by Messrs Clayton and Sons, Karrier Works, St. Thomas's Road, Huddersfield. Attended St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe, Lockwood. Single. Enlisted 16.6.1916. Embarked for France on 3.10.1916. Killed in action at the Battle of Arras on 9.4.1917, aged 19 years. Buried NEUVILLE VITASSE ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row B, Grave 8.
- ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe; memorial in Almondbury Cemetery.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private LONGBOTTOM
- regiment: Yorkshire Regiment
- died: Monday, April 9, 1917
- record ID: 307240
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #307240)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #5416723)