Leslie Varley (c.1893-1917)

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:

VARLEY, LESLIE. Gunner. No 25483. 'A' Company, 168th (Huddersfield) Brigade, Royal Field Artillery. Born Marsden, Huddersfield. Son of William and Emma Varley, Grange Avenue, Marsden. Was head of the pattern department at Clough Lea Mills, Marsden. Was a member of the Wesleyan Adult Bible Class, secretary to the Old Folks Treat Committee, assistant secretary to the Marsden branch of the Sons of Temperance and played the violin with the Slaithwaite Philharmonic Band. Enlisted May 1915. Embarked for France on Boxing Day, 1915. Died from wounds at No 4 Casualty Clearing Station on 19.10.1917, aged 24 years. Buried DOZINGHEM MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 11, Row G, Grave 3.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission