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:
- BATES, NORMAN. Private. No 3462. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Newsome 21.9.1892. Son of Ellen Bates, 110 West End, Newsome. Educated at Kirkheaton National School. Employed as a joiner by Messrs Sunderland of Lockwood Scar. Enlisted 13.11.1914. Killed by a sniper, 17.11.1915, aged 23 years. Buried in TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row F, Grave 11.
- ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; St. John's Church, Newsome.
- His mother received a letter from his cousin, Private Stanley Dean, also serving in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment, describing the manner of his death, 'He had just received a parcel and was saying 'I have got some fags' when he put his head above the top of the trench and got hit.'
Commonwealth War Graves Commission