Willie Broadhead (c.1894-1917)

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Willie Broadhead

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

BROADHEAD, WILLIE. Private. No PO/1439 (S) Royal Marine Light Infantry 2nd Royal Marine Battalion Royal Naval Division. Born Kirkheaton. Son of Mrs E. A. Broadhead and the late W. Broadhead of Blue Slates, Kirkheaton. Employed as a presser by Messrs T. and H. Blamires Limited, of Leeds Road, Huddersfield. Was a member of Kirkheaton Church Sunday School and later attended Moldgreen Congregational Sunday School. A keen footballer. Enlisted February 1916. Killed in action on 8.2.1917, aged 22, when the advance line came under heavy fire from the enemy's artillery and a shell bursting in the post in which he was stationed killed him instantly. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. John's Church, Kirkheaton.

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