Roy Sayles (1898-1916)
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:
- SAYLES, ROY. Private. No 17371. 10th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Cowcliffe, Huddersfield 29.9.1898. Son of George Henry and Emily Sayles, 20 Corby Street, Birkby. Educated Hillhouse Council School. Employed as an apprentice tailor by Mr. E. Drake, tailor, Moldgreen. Single. Enlisted 2.8.1915. Embarked for France March 1916. Killed in action at Munster Alley during the Battle of the Somme, 29.7.1916, aged 17 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private ROY SAYLES
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Saturday, July 29, 1916
- age: 17 years
- record ID: 811424
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #811424)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #3919197)