Stanley Gledhill (1893-1918)

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:

GLEDHILL, STANLEY. Sergeant. No 12621. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Golcar 31.5.1893. Educated Oakes Council School. Attended Oakes Baptist Sunday School and was a member of the Lindley Liberal Club. Employed as a pattern weaver by Messrs Martin, Sons and Company of Oakes. Single. Enlisted 1.9.1914. Shortly before his death had been recommended for a commission and had been awarded the French Croix-de-Guerre. Had also received a Divisional Certificate for Gallantry, 'Presented to No 12621 Corporal Stanley Gledhill of the Duke of Wellington's (West Riding Regiment). In recognition of conspicuous gallantry and devotion to duty under heavy fire at Arras on the night of 6th and 7th September 1917.' Killed in action at Havrincourt, 22.3.1918, aged 24 years. Buried LOWRIE CEMETERY, HAVRINCOURT. Grave location:- Row A, Grave 14.
ROH:- Oakes Baptist Church; St. Stephen's Church, Lindley.
Brother of Private JACK GUDGER GLEDHILL killed in action, 3.9.1916.

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