Joseph Sykes Pearson (c.1892-1918)
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- PEARSON, JOSEPH SYKES. Acting Captain. Army Service Corps (Motor Transport). Eldest son of the late Henry Edward and Mrs Clara Pearson, Cliffe Ash, Golcar. Was a member of the firm of Messrs Pearson Brothers Limited, Slaithwaite and Golcar. He was a member of the Colne Valley Territorials at the outbreak of the war and rose to the rank of Major and Adjutant. He transferred to the Army Service Corps and, whilst serving in France, was awarded the French Croix-de-Guerre for conspicuous gallantry. He was married at Huddersfield Parish Church on Thursday, 11.11.1917, to Miss Elsie Marion (Mingy) Woolven, youngest daughter of Alderman J. A. Woolven of West Parade, Huddersfield. Lived 19 Trinity Street, Huddersfield. Died, 7.11.1918, of pneumonia following upon influenza. Buried LES BARAQUES MILITARY CEMETERY, SANGATTE. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row D, Grave 4.