Sam Gudger Gledhill (1895-1916)

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.
Sam Gudger Gledhill


Born Sam Gudger Gledhill, but known as Jack.

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, JACK GUDGER. Private. No 2206. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment, attached 147th Company, Machine Gun Corps. Born Golcar 9.3.1895. Son of Mrs Lena Gledhill, 5 Thornhill Avenue, Lindley. Educated at Oakes Council School. Was a member of Oakes Baptist Sunday School. Employed as an electrician's apprentice by Messrs J. A. Taylor and Company, Macaulay Street, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 10.9.1914. Embarked for France in April, 1915. Had been twice wounded and once in hospital suffering from trench fever. Killed in action at Thiepval as he advanced with his gun to the German lines, 3.9.1916, aged 21 years. Buried CONNAUGHT CEMETERY, THIEPVAL. Grave location:- Plot 12, Row M, Grave 10.
ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen's Church, Lindley; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Brother of Private STANLEY GLEDHILL killed in action, 22.3.1918.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission