Reginald Jury (1893-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

JURY, REGINALD. 2nd Lieutenant. 4th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsh 4.11.1893. Son of Francis and Emma Jury, 16 Elmfield Road, Birkby. Educated Fartown Grammar School. Was a member of the firm of Messrs F. Jury and Company, woollen merchants. Single. Joined the local Territorial battalion in 1910. Enlisted August, 1914, and embarked for France as a Private in April, 1915. Was invalided home in October, 1915, and, after a period of convalescence, went to a Reserve Battalion at Clipstone Camp, where he was promoted to the rank of Sergeant-Instructor in signalling. He was gazetted as Second Lieutenant in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment on 28th March, 1917, and returned to France in May, 1917. Was attending a course at the Signal School, Dunkirk, when that town was subjected to an enemy air raid on September 29th, 1917. Was severely wounded on that day and taken to the Queen Alexandra's Hospital at Malo-les-Bains, where he died of wounds on 6.10.1917, aged 23 years. Buried MALO-LES-BAINS COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 16.
ROH:- Christ Church, Woodhouse Hill; Fartown and Birkby War Memorial.

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