Merle Sharratt (c.1882-1918)

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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:

SHARRATT, MERLE. Private. No 242347. 2/5th Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Ramsden Mills, Milnsbridge. Son of Reuben Henry and Maria Sharratt, 84 Brierley Wood, Marsden Road, Huddersfield. Educated Milnsbridge Board School. Employed as a weaver by Messrs John Crowther and Sons (Union Mills), Milnsbridge. Was President of the Milnsbridge Socialist Club, a well known trade unionist and a member of the Milnsbridge Perseverance Cooperative Society Limited. Husband of Alice Sharratt, 2 Lipscombe Street, Milnsbridge. Enlisted 11.11.1916. Embarked for France, 5.1.1917. Died of wounds, 22.4.1918, aged 35 years. Buried BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 13, Row C, Grave 2.
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; Milnsbridge War Memorial.

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