Lewis Earnshaw (1888-1916)
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:
- EARNSHAW, LEWIS. Lance Corporal. No 11972. 10th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 19a Oak Road, Bradley, 22.12.1888. Son of Mrs Earnshaw, 19a Oak Road, Bradley. Educated Bradley Church of England School. Employed as a locomotive cleaner by the London and North Western Railway Company at the Hillhouse Railway Sheds. Single. Enlisted 31.8.1914. Killed in action on the first day of the Battle of the Somme, 1.7.1916, aged 23 years. Buried DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 5, Row L, Grave 7.
- ROH:- St. Thomas's Church, Bradley; London and North Western Railway Company Roll.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Lance Corporal EARNSHAW
- regiment: West Yorkshire Regiment
- died: Saturday, July 1, 1916
- record ID: 547528
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #547528)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #2418085)