Percy Swallow (c.1891-1916)

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:

SWALLOW, PERCY. Rifleman. No C/7769. 18th Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Born Netherton, Huddersfield. Son of the late Albert and of Jane Swallow, The Oddfellows Hall, Netherton. Employed as a weaver by Messrs John Brook at Armitage Bridge Mills. Attended South Crosland Church, where he was a member of the choir and a teacher in the Sunday School. He was also a member of the Netherton Tennis Club. Single. Was wounded on 15.9.1916 during the attack on Flers during the Battle of the Somme. It was thought that he was making his way to the dressing station when he received other wounds which proved fatal. He was found four days later by a section of the Irish Rifles who buried him in BULLS ROAD CEMETERY, FLERS. He was 25 years of age. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row G, Grave 26.
ROH:- Armitage Bridge Mills; South Crosland and Netherton War Memorial.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission