Willie Heeley (c.1885-1918)
Willie Heeley was born in Denby Dale, the son of coal miner James Heeley and his wife Adelaide.
He worked as a clay sanitary pipe moulder.
At the time he enlisted, he named his Jane Hannah Heeley (married name Tinsley) as his next of kin.
Another solider of the same name came from Denby Dale and was killed during the First World War.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- HEELEY, WILLIE. Private. No 38654. 1/5th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Denby. Enlisted Penistone. Killed in action, 15.4.1918. Buried CABARET ROUGE BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 20, Row B, Grave 15.