Squire Victor Rayner (1897-1915)

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:

RAYNER, SQUIRE VICTOR. Private. No 10613. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Paddock 22.6.1897. Son of Mr and Mrs Sam Rayner, 17a Market Street, Paddock. Educated Paddock Church of England School. Attended Paddock United Methodist Church. Employed as a woollen spinner. Single. Enlisted in the army in November, 1913. Mobilised 4.8.1914. Took part in the fighting at Mons, where he was one of those who found themselves cut off from the main force. Although slightly wounded, he managed to evade capture by the Germans and made his way to the Belgian coast where he was sent back to England. After a short furlough at home he returned to France. Wounded near Ypres on 11.4.1915. Died of wounds on 18.4.1915. Buried RAILWAY DUGOUTS BURIAL GROUND (TRANSPORT FARM). Grave location:- Plot 5, Row B, Grave 5.
ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock; Shared Church, Paddock.
Brother of Private FRED RAYNER died, 23.8.1917.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission