This page is part of an ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, or who served in the military.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- AINLEY, WILLIAM. Private. No 241832. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Only son of Mr and Mrs Clarence Ainley, 36 Third Avenue, Myrtle Road, Golcar. Worked as a weaver for Messrs Titus Calverley and Sons, Milnsbridge. Attended St. John's Parish Church, Golcar and was a member of the Golcar Central Liberal Club. Enlisted 22.3.16 and embarked for France on January 10th, 1917. Killed by a shell at the Battle of Cambrai 27.11.1917. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the CAMBRAI MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. John's Church, Golcar; Huddersfield Drill Hall.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission