Wood Varley (c.1886-1917)

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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:

VARLEY, WOOD. Private. No 26750. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Golcar. Married. Lived 10 Grange Cottages, Marsden. Employed as a weaver by Messrs Crowther, Bruce and Company Limited, of Marsden. Was formerly a teacher at the Slaithwaite Zion Baptist Sunday School and a member of the Young Men's Class. Enlisted 5.10.1916. Reported missing, presumed killed, on 11.4.1917, during the Battle of Arras. He was 30 years of age. Buried BROWN'S COPSE CEMETERY, ROEUX. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row E, Grave 6.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Longwood War Memorial.

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