Tom Bentley (c.1888-1917)

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Tom Bentley

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

BENTLEY, TOM. Captain and Adjutant. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Ravensthorpe. Dewsbury in November, 1888. Son of Mr Tom Bentley of Poplar Villas, Huddersfield. Educated at Hillhouse Council School and was awarded a Holroyd scholarship, which was held later at Fartown Grammar School. Employed as a woollen designer with Messrs Marshall, Kaye and Marshall Limited, woollen manufacturers, Ravensthorpe. Formerly a volunteer and, at the outbreak of the war, was a Sergeant but later received a commission. Married. Died of wounds in France, 4.5.1917, aged 28 years. Buried in ACHIET-LE-GRAND COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row A, Grave 5.
ROH:- Fartown and Birkby War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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