Stafford Pogson (c.1884-1917)

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Stafford Pogson

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

POGSON, STAFFORD. Private. No 42617. 8th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 29/732 Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Golcar. Brother of Mrs E. E. Dyson, 15 Slantgate, Linthwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs B. and J. Whitwam and Sons, Golcar. Attended Scapegoat Hill Baptist Chapel and was a member of the Smith Ryding Working Men's Club. Enlisted June 1916. Embarked for France in January, 1917. Wounded in June, 1917, and admitted to No 10 Casualty Clearing Station. He wrote home to his sister and told her, "that a shrapel bullet had entered his right breast and he had undergone an operation. He said she was not to worry because they had some very clever doctors out there." Died of his wounds, 2.7.1917, aged 33 years. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 15, Row C, Grave 3.
ROH:- Linthwaite War Memorial.

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