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:
- CLAYTON, THOMAS. Private. No 30851. 90th Company Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 17936 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Castleford. Son of Thomas and Annie Elizabeth Clayton, 15 Lingards lane, Slaithwaite. Employed as a fettler at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden, and formerly had worked for many years at the Globe Worsted Spinning Company at Slaithwaite. Attended Crimble Congregational Mission and Sunday School and was associated with the Slaithwaite Sons of Temperance. Had served in the local Territorials for four years before the outbreak of war and had been awarded medals for his proficiency in shooting. Enlisted January, 1916, and embarked for France in June, 1916. Killed in action, 23.4.1917. aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission