Joseph Harold Whittell (1897-1916)

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:

WHITTELL, JOSEPH HAROLD. Rifleman. No S/10326. 3rd Battalion The Rifle Brigade. Born Scissett. Only son of Mrs and the late Mr J. P. Whittell, Highbridge House, Scissett. Employed as a dyer's apprentice by Messrs Thornton of Honley. Enlisted May 1915. Was wounded shortly after going to France in July, 1915. He also contracted typhoid and he was unable to join his Regiment until April, 1916. Killed in action on 1.9.1916 in the attack on Orchard and Tea Trenches at High Wood during the Battle of the Somme. (211 casualties). Buried LONDON CEMETERY AND EXTENSION, LONGUEVAL. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 5
ROH:- Scissett War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Rifle Brigade
  • died: Friday, September 1, 1916
  • record ID: 2946227