Willie Naylor (c.1889-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

NAYLOR, WILLIE. Rifleman. No R/39492. 2nd Battalion King's Royal Rifle Corps. Formerly No 31763 Garrison Battalion Northamptonshire Regiment. Born Atherton. Son of Albert and Sophia Naylor, 52 Carr Lane, Slaithwaite. Attended Wellhouse Chapel. Employed as a night spinner by Messrs Pearson Brothers, Victoria Mills, Golcar. Enlisted March 1916. Invalided home from the front in September, 1916, suffering from dysentery. Returned to France in March, 1917. Wounded in the right groin and abdomen on 8.11.1917. Died of wounds at No 12 Casualty Clearing Station, 8.11.1917, 28 years. Buried LIJSSENTHOEK MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 22, Row AA, Grave 26.
ROH:- St. James Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; St. John's Church, Golcar.

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