Sidney Uttley (c.1885-1915)

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:

UTTLEY, SIDNEY. Corporal. No 1853. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsden, Huddersfield. Son of Emily Uttley and the late William Uttley, Bankfield, Manchester Road, Marsden. Employed as a weaver by Mr J. E. Crowther, Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Had served four years with the local Territorials. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war. On 21.9.1915 a trench mortar shell burst in the middle of a group of seven Territorials and Lance Sergeant Uttley was very seriously wounded. Within ten minutes his right leg had been amputated and the other leg was severely mutilated. He was admitted to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, where he died of his wounds on 24.7.1915. He was 30 years of age. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row A, Grave 18.
ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.
Both Lance Sergeant Uttley's father and grandfather died from gunshot wounds. His grandfather, who was a gamekeeper was killed accidentally by his gun discharging as he climbed a wall and his father was found murdered on the Marsden Moors on 9.9.1903.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission