William M.R. Boothroyd (c.1898-1918)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

BOOTHROYD, WILLIAM M.R. Lance Corporal. Machine Gun Corps. Formerly Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Mr and Mrs Joe Boothroyd, Town Head, Honley. Employed by the Honley Cooperative Society. Enlisted in the Duke of Wellington's Regiment at 16 years of age. He fought at Gallipoli, where he was wounded, and afterwards served in Egypt and France. Taken prisoner by the Germans on 21.3.1918. Died at the Prisoner of War Camp at Stendal, Germany.
ROH:- Honley War Memorial.