Willie Balmford (c.1888-1917)
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:
- BALMFORD, WILLIE. Private. No 24638. 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Cleveland Road, Marsh. Attended Crosland Moor Council School. Employed by Messrs Firth and Wilson, wholesale grocers. Married. Wife living at 3 Devonshire Street, Swan Lane, Lockwood. Enlisted 11.10.1915. Killed in action at Monchy-le-Preux, near Arras, 25.4.1917, aged 28 years. Commemorated on the ARRAS MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- ROH:- St. Barnabas Church, Crosland Moor; Milton Independent Church.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private WILLIE BALMFORD
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Wednesday, April 25, 1917
- record ID: 739585
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #739585)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #162520)
- St. Barnabas Church Roll of Honour — see PDF #2