Willie Dyson (c.1878-1918)
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
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #250146)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #5847711)