Percy Baxter (c.1886-1918)
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:
- BAXTER, PERCY. Private. No 52754. 1/4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of John Mayband and Lizzie Baxter of Linthwaite; husband of Grace H. Baxter, 70 Sykes Buildings, Crimble, Slaithwaite. Employed in the milling and scouring department at Messrs W. and E. Crowther, Brook Mills, Slaithwaite. Went over to France after the signing of the Armistice. Died in No 42 Casualty Clearing Station from wounds sustained by the bursting of a shell whilst clearing the battlefield, 10.12.1918, aged 32 years. Buried in DOUAI BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 31.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private PERCY BAXTER
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Tuesday, December 10, 1918
- age: 32 years
- record ID: 321618
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #321618)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #250168)