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:
- BALMFORTH, MITCHELL. Corporal. No TR/24034. 10th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Born Lockwood. Son of Joseph and Hannah Balmforth, 17 Bland Street, Lockwood. Employed as a worsted weaver. Husband of Elsie Balmforth, 41 Frederick Street, Crosland Moor (later of 76 St. Annes Road East, St. Annes-on-Sea, Lancashire. Enlisted 22.6.1916. Was accidentally killed, 14.9.1917, whilst riding a bicycle near Rugeley Camp, aged 32. He collided with a motor car whilst turning a nasty curve in the road. The funeral took place at Milnsbridge Church, with full military honours, after the body was brought to Huddersfield from Rugeley Camp. Buried in ST. LUKE'S CHURCHYARD, MILNSBRIDGE. Grave location:- 1, South, D, 13.
- ROH:- Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood; memorial in Lockwood Cemetery.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Corporal MITCHELL BALMFORTH (TR5/24034)
- regiment: Training Reserve
- died: Friday, September 14, 1917
- age: 32 years
- record ID: 2752221