William Brierley (c.1892-1916)

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William Brierley

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

BRIERLEY, WILLIAM. Private. No 394. 1/7th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Longwood. Son of the late Mr and Mrs Roland Brierley, 202 Cliffe End, Longwood. Was employed by Messrs John Lockwood and Sons Limited, Holme Mills, Golcar as a piecer. Was a member of the Cliffe End Working Men's Club. Had served with the local Territorials for some years before the outbreak of war. Embarked for France in April, 1915, and had been home on leave in June, 1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, 3.9.1916, aged 24 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Mark's Parish Church, Longwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission