Matthew Alfred Mackman (1893-1917)
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:
- MACKMAN, MATTHEW ALFRED. Lance Corporal. No 16248. 2nd Battalion King's Own Scottish Borderers. Born Pinchbeck, West Lincolnshire, 24.6.1893. Son of Samuel and Betsy Mackman, 88 St. John's Road, Birkby. Lived with his Uncle at 17 Fern Terrace, Birkby. Educated Hillhouse Council School. Was employed as a patent glazier by Mr J. A. Milward, stained glass artist, 15 Albion Street, Huddersfield. Attended the Trinity Wesleyan Chapel, Fartown. Enlisted September 1914. Was wounded in April, 1917. Returned to France in March, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, at Passchendaele, 4.10.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated TYNE COT MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING..
- Brother of Private ARTHUR MACKMAN reported missing, 3.5.1917.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Lance Corporal MATTHEW ALFRED MACKMAN
- regiment: King's Own Scottish Borderers
- died: Thursday, October 4, 1917
- age: 24 years
- record ID: 834122
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #834122)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #2833799)