This page is part of an ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, or who served in the military.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- BAMFORTH, WALKER. Able Seaman. No J/50849. Royal Navy, HMS Partridge. Born Slaithwaite. Stepson of Rose Helena Bamforth, 12 Waterside, Slaithwaite. Employed as a joiner in the spinning department of the Slaithwaite Spinning Company Limited. Attended Slaithwaite Parish Church. Enlisted in the Navy in March 1916. HMS Partridge, along with the Pellew and four armed trawlers, were escorting a convoy of one British and five neutral ships on 12.12.1917, which were proceeding to Norway when they were attacked by a German naval force in the North Sea. Reported missing in the North Sea, 12.12.1917, aged 24 years. Commemorated on the PORTSMOUTH NAVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.
- Three other men from Huddersfield were drowned when HMS Partridge was sunk on 12.12.1917. They were Ordinary Seaman FRED DRANSFIELD, Able Seaman DONALD HAIGH, and Ordinary Seaman SHEARD WINDLE.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Able Seaman WALKER BAMFORTH
- regiment: Royal Navy
- died: Wednesday, December 12, 1917
- age: 24 years
- record ID: 3040644