Norman Woodhead (c.1893-1916)

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:

WOODHEAD, NORMAN. Lance Corporal. No 14242. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr Joshua Woodhead, chemical manufacturer, of Upperthong, Holmfirth. Reported missing, 1.7.1916, during the 1st day of the Battle of the Somme, when he was lost sight of in a wood where there was some severe fighting and afterwards presumed to have been killed on that date. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
The following extract is taken from 'British Battalions on the Somme' by Ray Westlake, '2nd Battalion. 12th Brigade, 4th Division: From assembly trenches east of the sugar factory on Mailly-Maillet - Serre Road. moved forward 8.55am. in support of attack between Beaumont Hamel and Serre. Advancing on Brigade's left fought through into The Quadliteral - by nightfall holding Burrow, Wolf and Legend Trenches. Casualties – 323. Withdrew to Ellis Square in support'.
ROH:- Upperthong War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission