Luke Whitehead (1880-1917)

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Luke Whitehead

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

WHITEHEAD, LUKE. Lance Corporal. No 131738. 235th Army Troops Company, Royal Engineers. Born Honley, Huddersfield, 25.9.1880. Son of Vernal and Ann Whitehead, Victoria Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield. Educated Honley National School. Lived The Fold, Netherton. Married, with 8 children. Employed as a plasterer by Mr Edgar Jessop of Berry Brow. Attended Lockwood Wesleyan Chapel. Enlisted October 1915. Killed in action near Ypres on 20.8.1917, aged 33 years. Buried BIRR CROSSROADS CEMETERY, ZILLEBEKE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row D, Grave 2.
ROH:- South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • Lance Corporal LUKE WHITEHEAD
  • regiment: Royal Engineers
  • died: Monday, August 20, 1917
  • age: 33 years
  • record ID: 460268