William Alfred Harrold (1892-1917)

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:

HARROLD, WILLIAM ALFRED. Corporal. No 131125. 232nd Company, Royal Engineers. Born Bramley, near Leeds, 8.9.1892. Son of Company Sergeant Major Alfred and Adelaide Harrold, Thornhill Road, Longwood. Educated Belle Vue Higher Grade School, Bradford. Attended Longwood Wesleyan Church and Sunday School. Employed as a power loom tuner at Prospect Mills. Had served for five years as a bugler with the Bradford Rifles and was a Sergeant in the Milnsbridge Company when he enlisted on 24.10.1915. Was married at Huddersfield Parish Church, on 22.10.1917, to Miss Doris Ibbetson of Yeadon. Killed in action at Loos 30.10.1917, aged 25. Buried firstly in CORKSCREW CEMETERY, LOOS. His grave was then removed to LOOS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row C, Grave 8.
ROH:- Longwood Wesleyan Church; St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Royal Engineers
  • died: Tuesday, October 30, 1917
  • age: 25 years
  • record ID: 562367