Joseph Herbert Pickering (1894-1917)

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:

PICKERING, JOSEPH HERBERT. Private. No 23416. 20th Battalion Durham Light Infantry. Born Flockton, near Wakefield, 12.6.1894. Son of James and Elizabeth Pickering, 2 Lumb Lane, Almondbury. Educated Almondbury Church of England school. Employed as a firer by Messrs Sykes and Tunnicliffe, Northfield Mills, Almondbury. A member of the Almondbury Conservative Club. Was married in October, 1916, before he left for France. Lived 45 Watercroft, Almondbury. Killed in action at Passchendaele, 21.9.1917, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Almondbury War Memorial.
Brother of Private CECIL PICKERING died in Salonika, 6.12.1917.

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