Philip Coulson Gledhill (1900-1919)

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:

GLEDHILL, PHILIP COULSON. Private. No 130269. 'C' Company, 45th Battalion Royal Fusiliers. Formerly 52nd Battalion West Yorkshire Regiment. Born 82 Birkby Hall Road, Huddersfield, 13.6.1900. Son of the late Harry Coulson Gledhill and of Florence Augusta Gledhill. Educated at St. John's Church of England School, Birkby and Almondbury Grammar School. Employed as a metallurgical chemist at Messrs Hopkinsons, of Birkby. Enlisted, 20.6.1918, in the West Yorkshire Regiment. Demobilized after the Armistice. Re-enlisted in General Ironside's relief force to Russia on 14.4.1919. Killed in action, 10.8.1919, as 2nd Lewis gunner, at Seltso near Lipovets on the Dvina river, about 173 miles south east of Archangel, North Russia. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARCHANGEL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING, RUSSIA. Is also commemorated on BROOKWOOD RUSSIA MEMORIAL in Brookwood Military Cemetery, Surrey.
ROH:- Almondbury Grammar School; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; St. Cuthbert's Church, Birkby.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Royal Fusiliers
  • died: Sunday, August 10, 1919
  • age: 19 years
  • record ID: 471903