Willie Bamforth (1893-1918)

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:

BAMFORTH, WILLIE. Private. No 43027. Depot Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Formerly No 32/6069 Training Reserve Northumberland Fusiliers. Born Marsden, 22.8.1893. Attended Paddock Church of England School. Employed as a labourer at the United Indigo and Chemical Company Limited, Longroyd Bridge. Husband of Rebecca Bamforth, 8 Longroyd Bridge, Huddersfield. Enlisted 26.4.1916. Wounded Ypres August, 1917, and at Rheims, 23.7.1918. Died in Royds Hall War Hospital, Huddersfield, of bronchial-pneumonia, 16.11.1918, aged 25. Buried in St. BARTHOLOMEW'S CHURCHYARD, MARSDEN. Grave location:- South, 30, 32.
ROH:- All Saints Church, Paddock.

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