Oliver Schofield (c.1882-1915)

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:

SCHOFIELD, OLIVER. Private. No 2317. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Delph. Lived Blackmoorfoot, Linthwaite. Employed by the Slaithwaite Spinning Company in the gas winding department. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. After training at Riby and Doncaster embarked for France in April, 1915. Was in his dugout when a shell exploded at his side, killing him instantly and wounding three others, on 23.9.1915, aged 33 years. Buried BARD COTTAGE CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row H, Grave 20.
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial; St. Bartholomew's Church, Meltham; Christ Church, Helme; Huddersfield Drill Hall

Commonwealth War Graves Commission