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:
- BAMFORTH, RONALD. Private. No 235852. 2/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 268826 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Only son of William Henry and Ellen Jane Bamforth, 'Coverdale', Howgate Road, Slaithwaite. Assisted his father in the business of card nailer and emery roller maker. So essential was his work of card nailer to local manufacturers that they secured three month's leave from military duties. Was a teacher at the Slaithwaite Church Sunday School, and a member of the Conservative Club and the tennis club. Embarked for France, 5.3.1918. Killed in action, 6.4.1918, aged 24 years. Buried in BIENVILLERS MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 13, Row A, Grave 11.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission