William Henry Smith (c.1878-1917)

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:

SMITH, WILLIAM HENRY. Private. No 268347. 2/6th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Bradford. Married, with one child. Lived 5 Wellhouse Fields, Golcar. Employed as a weaver by Messrs John Crowther and Sons (Union Mills), Milnsbridge. Was secretary to the Wellhouse branch of the Sons of Temperance. Enlisted 18.10.1916. Embarked for France in February, 1917. Reported missing, presumed killed, 16.9.1917, aged 39 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar.
Brother of Private ARTHUR LEWIS SMITH killed in action, 8.12.1915.

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