Norris H. Crossley (c.1892-1917)

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:

CROSSLEY, NORRIS H. Sergeant. No 305856. 2/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Hinchliffe and Elizabeth Crossley, 46 Royd Street, Hill Top, Slaithwaite. Attended Carr Lane United Methodist Church, Slaithwaite, and was secretary of the Sunday School. Employed by the Globe Worsted Company as a colour mixer. Enlisted November 1914. Killed in action at the Battle of Bullecourt, 3.5.1917, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
His parents received the following letter from the Commanding Officer of his Company, 'As Platoon Sergeant he had under his care some fifty or sixty men who looked to him for training and instruction in military matters. He fell in an attack on a German position having first assumed command of his platoon on his Officer being hit a few moments earlier. He was a brave soldier and popular with the Officers and men and his loss will be felt in the Regiment.'
ROH:- Carr Lane United Methodist Church; St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall

Commonwealth War Graves Commission