John Wragg (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:

WRAGG, JOHN (JACK). Private. No 56158. 15th Battalion Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Formerly No 32442 South Staffordshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield 3.6.1885. Educated Spring Grove Council School. Husband of Kate Wragg, 46 Dewhurst Road, Fartown, Huddersfield. Employed as a letterpress machine minder at the Borough Advertiser Office. Enlisted 23.11.1916. Wounded near Armentieres whilst on sentry duty on 26.12.1917. Died of wounds, 28.12.1917, aged 32 years. Buried ESTAIRES COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row D, Grave 11.
ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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