Lewis Thorpe Schofield (c.1892-1918)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

SCHOFIELD, LEWIS THORPE. Private. No 241541. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Sam Thorpe and Mary Schofield, 6 Wood Top, Marsden. Employed as a weaver at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Attended Marsden Wesleyan Sunday School and was a member of the Marsden Conservative Club. Was in the local Territorials prior to the outbreak of the war. Called up on 4.8.1914 and served with the 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment for two and a half years and was then discharged. He again volunteered for service under the Lord Derby's scheme, was accepted and embarked for France in January, 1917. Died of wounds (gas) on 29.4.1918, aged 25 years. Buried BOULOGNE EASTERN CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row B, Grave 19.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial; Marsden Conservative Club; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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