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:
- DAVIS, WILLIAM, MM. Sergeant. No 240661. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Marsden. Son of Mrs Annie Sadler, Old House End Farm, Binn, Marsden. Enlisted November 1914. After 14 months service in France was severely wounded and returned to England, spending seven months in hospital. He returned to France in June, 1917. He was awarded the Military Medal for gallant conduct during the Battle of Cambrai. Was hit by a sniper's bullet on 26.3.1918, aged 23 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- Huddersfield Drill Hall; Marsden War Memorial.
- Brother of Private ALFRED DAVIES, drowned at sea, 30.12.1917.