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:
- BARRITT, NORMAN GOMERSALL. Private. No 41515. 24th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 19941 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 'Paden Aaron', Kirkheaton, 31.5.1893. Son of Joe and Alice Barritt. Educated at Bradley Church School. Before enlistment lived at 'Paden Aaron', Colne Bridge, Bradley. Single. Was in business as a farmer and butcher and in the Sewage Works Department of Huddersfield Corporation. Enlisted 1.4.1916. Was critically injured near Armentieres, 24.10.1916. Taken to the 2nd Australian Casualty Clearing Station where he died on the 25.10.16, aged 23. Buried in TROIS-ARBRES CEMETERY, STEENWERCK. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 17.
- ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton; St. Thomas's Church, Bradley; Huddersfield Corporation Roll.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission