Walter Thorpe (1897-1918)
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, WALTER. Private. No 235827. 2/4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Born 11 Fields Yard, West Street, Lindley 17.4.1897. Son of Allen and Annie Thorpe, 6 Fields Yard, West Street, Lindley. Educated Oakes Council School. Employed as a brass finisher by Messrs Hopkinsons of Birkby. Single. Enlisted October 1914. Killed in action near Havrincourt on 26.8.1918, aged 21 years. Buried BUCQUOY ROAD CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 6, Row C, Grave 13.
- ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Lindley.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private WALTER THORPE
- regiment: King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
- died: Monday, August 26, 1918
- age: 21 years
- record ID: 179623
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #179623)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4439862)