Malcolm Sutcliffe (1891-1915)

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Malcolm Sutcliffe

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

SUTCLIFFE, MALCOLM. Private. No 3/2098. 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Sands Terrace, Leeds Road North, Deighton, 8.1.1891. Son of Major and Emily Sutcliffe, Rosnall Holme, Beech Street, Paddock. Educated Spring Grove Board School. Employed on his own account as a painter and decorator. Single. Enlisted 31.8.1914. Embarked for France at the beginning of January, 1915. Killed in action at the Battle of Loos on 4.10.1915, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His parents received a letter from a chum of their son, Lance Sergeant Jack Walsh, who wrote, 'The last time I was speaking to him he was talking about his Father and Mother. He passed away like a good British soldier and fell fighting. His Company made an attack on part of the German trenches and he was killed in the attack by a rifle shot. One of his own Company who saw him fall told me he suffered no pain and he is buried in a true British soldier's grave. He did his bit with a good heart. God has called him home and he alone can help you to bear the great trouble. Hoping you will accept my deepest sympathy in your hour of trial.'
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; All Saints Church, Paddock; commemorated in Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel yard, 283E.

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