Joseph Worsley (1894-1915)

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Joseph Worsley

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

WORSLEY, JOSEPH. Private. No 1854. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Nephew of Mr and Mrs Albert Downes of Thongsbridge. Attended St. Andrew's Church, Thongsbridge, where he was a member of the choir and Young Men's Bible Class. He was also a member of the Free Gardener's Lodge and the cricket club. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Killed in action, 28.9.1915. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His Uncle received a letter from Lieutenant Keith Sykes, who wrote, 'It is with the utmost grief and sorrow that I write to tell you that Joseph was killed early this morning. He has looked after me in every way and I shall ever hold his memory dear. He was a good soldier and you have the consolation of knowing that he has paid the supreme sacrifice of his patriotism and he has died nobly fighting for King and Country. The Officers of his Company and his many friends wish to sympathise with you in your great loss. May God comfort you and Mrs Downes in your great trial.'
ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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