This page is part of 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:
- WRIGHT, JOHN WILLIAM. Private. No 82891. 230th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 37891 York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Helmsley, Yorkshire. Married. Lived Lower Denby, Denby Dale, near Huddersfield. Employed as a gardener by Mr F. W. Sykes, Green Lea, Lindley, and then by Mr G. W. Wilby, of Norcroft, Denby Dale. Enlisted October 1916. Landed in Egypt on 1.6.1917. Killed in action in Palestine on 21.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated JERUSALEM MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Denby Dale and Cumberworth War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission