William Donkersley (c.1888-1917)

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William Donkersley

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

DONKERSLEY, WILLIAM. Private. No 240003. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Lockwood. Son of Frank and Mary Donkersley, 36 Yew Green, Lockwood. Employed as a weaver. Enlisted 4.8.1914. Wounded in both legs, 26.12.1917, and died of his wounds at No 10 Casualty Clearing Station, 27.12.1917, aged 29. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 27, Row CC, Grave 1a.
ROH:- Rehoboth Baptist Chapel; 'Rising Sun' Public House, Crosland Hill; St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Huddersfield Drill Hall.


Huddersfield Daily Examiner (04/Jan/1918):

Private WILLIAM DONKERSLEY, of the West Riding Regiment, has died of wounds received in action. He was 29 years old, and was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. F. Donkersley, 36 Yew Green Road, Lockwood.

Newspaper References

Commonwealth War Graves Commission