Joseph Edward Christopher Routledge (1897-1916)

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Joseph Edward Christopher Routledge

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

ROUTLEDGE, JOSEPH EDWARD CHRISTOPHER. Private. No 2366. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Bolton, Lancashire 23.2.1897. Son of Mr and Mrs Routledge, 9 Brook Street, Moldgreen. (Later of 4 Oak Avenue, Moldgreen). Educated Almondbury Church of England School. Employed as an apprentice cutter by Messrs Samuel Taylor and Company, wholesale clothiers, Prospect Street, Huddersfield. Was a member of the choir at Almondbury Parish Church and attended Almondbury Church Sunday School. Single. Enlisted August 1914. Wounded in the attack on the Schwaben Redoubt during the Battle of the Somme on 3.9.1916. Died of wounds at St. George's Hospital, London, on 9.9.1916, aged 19 years. Buried with full military honours in ALMONDBURY CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- B, 'C', 62.
ROH:- Christ Church, Moldgreen; Almondbury War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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