Philip Henry Calverley (1893-1915)

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:

CALVERLEY, PHILIP HENRY. Private. No 3/2100. 'B' Company, 1st Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born Crumpsall, Manchester, 29.12.1893. Son of William Henry and Eva Calverley, 89 Luck Lane, Marsh. Educated at Paddock Council School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed as a clerk in the Huddersfield office of the Royal Insurance Company. Was a teacher and active worker in the Marsh United Methodist Sunday School, where he was also secretary of the Band of Hope and Plan Secretary to the Christian Endeavour Society. Was also secretary and treasurer for the Marsh United Harriers of which he was an active member. Enlisted 31.8.1914. Trained at Sutton-on-Humber and, afterwards, at Winchester and passed his firing course at Strensall and Hornsea. Embarked for France on 14.1.1915. Killed in action between Zonnebeke and Zillebeke, Belgium, on 8.5.1915, aged 21 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock; commemorated in Salendine Nook Baptist Chapel yard, D312.

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