William Henry Swallow (c.1898-1918)
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:
- SWALLOW, WILLIAM HENRY. Private. No 40999. 1/5th Battalion The King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment). Born Kirkheaton. Son of John William and Jane Swallow of Lower Hall, Kirkheaton. Attended Kirkheaton Parish Church and School. Employed as a weaver at Spa Mills. Had been in France just one week when he was killed in action on 23.4.1918, aged 19 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated LOOS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton; Lepton Parish Church.
- Brother of Private ARTHUR SWALLOW killed in action, 4.11.1916.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private WILLIAM HENRY SWALLOW
- regiment: King's Own (Royal Lancaster Regiment)
- died: Tuesday, April 23, 1918
- age: 19 years
- record ID: 1770212
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #1770212)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #4331071)