Wilfred Kenworthy (c.1888-1917)

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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:

KENWORTHY, WILFRED. Private. No 35591. 26th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 37534 Durham Light Infantry. Born Halifax. Son of Hugh and Alice Kenworthy, 7 Glen Royd, Marsden. Employed as a weaver at Bank Bottom Mills, Marsden. Enlisted July 1916. Embarked for France in October, 1916. Reported missing, 28.4.1917 and afterwards presumed to have died on that date, aged 28. Buried BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX. Grave location:- Plot 3, Row E, Grave 18.
His mother received a letter from a comrade, written on 26.5.1917, 'I am sorry to say that Wilfred was seriously wounded by a sniper. The bullet entered his left eye and passed through his head. He was unconscious whilst I was with him. I reported his case to the Officer. I am anxious to know whether he is recovering but have not heard of him since. It must be a terrible blow to you but I hope it may be lessened if possible by the fact that he fought for liberty, home and country. He was esteemed very highly here by all who knew him and his dearest chums miss him sadly.'
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

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