William Stainton (1894-1918)

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:

STAINTON, WILLIAM. Corporal. No 301394. 13th Battalion, Heavy Branch, The Machine Gun Corps. Formerly No 12605 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Huddersfield 4.2.1894. Son of Joe and Nellie Stainton, 12 William Street South, Huddersfield. Educated at Huddersfield schools. Employed as a tailor's presser. Single. Enlisted August 1914. Died of wounds (gas) on 26.4.1918 at No 41 Stationary Hospital. He was 25 years of age. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 27, Row H, Grave 10.
ROH:- St. Andrew's Church, Leeds Road, Huddersfield.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission

  • regiment: Tank Corps
  • died: Friday, April 26, 1918
  • age: 25 years
  • record ID: 149565