Talbot Betts (1894-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

BETTS, TALBOT. Gunner. No 326420. 287th Siege Battery Royal Garrison Artillery. Formerly Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Son of Mr and Mrs J. T. Betts of Huddersfield Road, Holmfirth. Employed by Messrs. B. Mellor and Sons at Albert Mills. Married, with one child, who was three weeks old on the day his father was killed. Was a member of the local Territorials who were mobilised at the beginning of the war, 4.8.1914. Invalided home and, when he returned to France on 27.7.1917, was transferred to the Royal Garrison Artillery. A fortnight later he was killed on 12.8.1917. Eleven men were sleeping in a dugout when a shell came over the top, six were killed and four were wounded, only one escaping injury. Buried in THE HUTS CEMETERY, DICKEBUSCH, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row D, Grave 1.
ROH:- Holmfirth War Memorial; Hepworth and Scholes War Memorial.

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