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:
- THORPE, TURNER. Private. No 24793. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth. Husband of Edith Thorpe, Dobb Lane, Hinchliffe Mill. Employed at Albert Mills, Holmfirth, by Messrs B. Mellor and Sons Limited. Enlisted at the outbreak of war. Twice wounded. Taken prisoner by the Germans on 13.4.1918. Died as a Prisoner of War of 'intestinal catarrh' on 16.7.1918, aged 29 years. Buried CONDE-sur-L'ESCAUT COMMUNAL CEMETERY. Grave location:- A 72.
- ROH:- Holme and Holmbridge War Memorial; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission