Milton Whitehead (c.1895-1917)

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:

WHITEHEAD, MILTON. Private. No 29191. 8th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Born Paddock. Son of Mr and Mrs Fred Whitehead, 76 George Street, Milnsbridge. Employed by Mr Sam Hirst, cloth finisher, Bridge Croft Mills, Milnsbridge. Attended Milnsbridge Wesleyan Sunday School and Ramsden Street Chapel, Huddersfield. Was a member of the Longwood Harriers. Enlisted 31.3.1916. Was wounded on 13.3.1917 and was on the Hospital Ship Lanfranc on 17.4.1917 when it was torpedoed in the Channel when crossing to England. Killed in action, 28.9.1917, aged 22 years. Buried TYNE COT CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 63, Row F, Grave 4.
ROH:- Milnsbridge War Memorial; St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood.

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