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:
- AINLEY, JOSEPH. Gunner. No 140919. 3rd Divisional Ammunition Column Royal Field Artillery. Born Golcar. Son of William and Emma Ainley, 2 Bolster Moor, Golcar. Educated at Clough Head Council School and attended Sunnybank Baptist Chapel. He was one of a family of ten children, five boys and five girls. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Whitwam and Company, Ramsden Mill, Golcar. Enlisted May, 1916, and embarked for France in September. Died of gunshot wounds to abdomen at the 19th Casualty Clearing Station, 4.5.1917, aged 27. Buried in DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row N, Grave 48.
- ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.
- Brother of Private FRED AINLEY, killed in action, 5.1.1917.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission