Willie Dyson (c.1878-1918)

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:

DYSON, WILLIE. Private. No 132709. 42nd Battalion Canadian Infantry (Quebec Regiment). Born Marsden. Son of the late Jonathan Dyson, Rock House, Brougham Road, Marsden. Employed as a scribbling engineer by Messrs Robinson Brothers of Marsden. Left Marsden for Canada in 1910. Killed in action, 28.8.1918. Buried VIS-en-ARTOIS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 9, Row A, Grave 12.
The news of his death was conveyed in a letter to Miss Annie Mellor from his chum, Private A Jackman who wrote, 'Willie was killed in an attack on the enemy's lines. He received the full burst of bullets from a German machine gun that was only ten feet away as he was passing from one shell hole to another. Death was instantenous.'

Commonwealth War Graves Commission