William Reginald Boothroyd (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.


Also known as Willie Boothroyd, he was the son of Joe Boothroyd and his wife Alice.

He served as a Private in the West Riding Regiment (service number 14401) before transferring to the 14th Battalion Machine Gun Corps (39006). His brother, Edwin Boothroyd, also served in France.

He died on 21 September 1918.

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.