Louis Woodhead (c.1890-1918)

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Louis Woodhead (c.1890-1918)

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

WOODHEAD, LOUIS. Private. No 38162. 1st Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born New Mill. Son of Mr and Mrs Walter Woodhead, Scar Hall, New Mill. Educated New Mill National Day School. Attended New Mill Parish Church Sunday School. As a boy, he was chorister in the Parish Church choir. Employed by Messrs Copley, Marshall and Company, Wildspur Mills. Married. Enlisted September 1916. Embarked for France at Christmas, 1916. Killed in action, 5.11.1918, aged 28 years. Buried ROISIN COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 8.
ROH:- New Mill Working Men's Club; Fulstone War Memorial; memorial in Christ Church Churchyard, New Mill.
His wife received a letter from Private F Green, who wrote, 'Your husband has been killed in action. I know it is my duty to let you know otherwise you might have never know what has become of him. The poor lad must have been instantly killed by a shell during the recent advance for I came across his body two or three days after his Battalion went over the top and I may say I buried him on the field of battle as respectably as I could. I came across his body quite accidentally and I thought it my duty to let you know that he rests in peace.'

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