William Arthur Wildblood (1889-1917)
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:
- WILDBLOOD, WILLIAM ARTHUR. Lieutenant. 24th Divisional Train, Army Service Corps (Horse Transport). Born Bridport, Dorset, 25.3.1889. Son of the Rev. Peter Charles Wildblood, Wesleyan Minister, of Grimsby and formerly of the Buxton Road circuit, Huddersfield, and Marion Wildblood. Educated Halifax Secondary School, left 1904, and Kingswood School, Bath. Was the holder of a Jones history scholarship at Manchester University, where he was awarded the M.A. (honours degree). Employed as a master at the Huddersfield Municipal Secondary School, Huddersfield, from October, 1912, until Easter, 1914. Played with the Huddersfield first team at cricket and rugby with the Waterloo Rugby Union Football Club. At the outbreak of the was was a master at Colston's School, near Bristol. Enlisted in October, 1914, as a Trooper in the Inns of Court Cavalry Squadron, Berkhamsted. Embarked for France in August, 1915. Killed in action on 16.6.1917 by shellfire at the military railhead near Ouderdom village, south of Ypres, Belgium. He was 28 years of age. Buried RENINGHELST NEW MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 26.
- ROH:- Waterloo Rugby Union Football Club; Mount Pleasant Chapel, Lockwood; Halifax Civic Book of Remembrance; Halifax Secondary School.