Wilbert Barker Rastall (1885-1916)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

RASTALL, WILBERT BARKER. Private. No 4427. 8th (City of London) Battalion (Post Office Rifles). Born Sheepridge, Huddersfield, 21.7.1885. Only son of Samuel and Miriam Rastall, Fernleigh, 109 North Street, Lockwood. Educated Hillhouse Council School. Employed as a postman at Huddersfield General Post Office. For about 18 months he had held the position of Secretary to the Huddersfield branch of the Postmen's Federation. Single. Enlisted September 1915. Embarked for France February, 1916. Wounded at High Wood during the Battle of the Somme on 9.10.1916. Died of wounds at No 2 British Red Cross Hospital, Rouen, on 10.10.1916, aged 31 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY, ROUEN. Grave location:- Plot B, Row 16, Grave 21.
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe; Huddersfield General Post Office.

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