Huddersfield's Roll of Honour 1914-1922, by J Margaret Stansfield

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour 1914-1922, by J Margaret Stansfield

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour 1914-1922, by J Margaret Stansfield

Published by the University of Huddersfield in 2014, 508 pages. Hardback (N5354)

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This book is a fascinating and immensley detailed record of over three thousand men from Huddersfield who fought and died during the First World War. It is a huge reference work.

From the rear side cover: This book is a detailed account of 3,439  service personnel from Huddersfield who lost their lives during the First World War. The preface reads: 'This publication represents the lifetime work of Margaret Stansfield who sadly passed away in 2012. Margaret spent 30 years compiling the biographical entries giving a poignant insight into the background, working lives and families of those who selflessly left Huddersfield to fight for their country never to return'. Along with the biographical accounts there are many moving letters to the families of soldiers who lost their lives reflecting an attempt to bring comfort amid the darkness that their loss brought to both families and comrades alike.

Three entries are recorded below to give an idea of what details each of the 3,439 records contain:

CARTWRIGHT, DYSON. Private. No M/272121. V1 Corps Mechanical Transport Company, Army Service Corps. Born Jacob's Row, Lockwood, 17.11.1889. Son of the late William Henry and Hannah Cartwright; husband of Edith Cartwright, 202 Whitehead Road, Primrose Hill. Educated at Mount Pleasant Board School, Huddersfield. Employed as a motor driver. Enlisted 27.11.1916. Accidentally drowned in France, 11.8.1918, aged 28. Buried HUBY-St. LEU BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row D, Grave 2. ROH:- Lockwood Baptist Church.

CARTWRIGHT, ERNEST. 2nd Lieutenant. 5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Son of Herbert and Minnie Cartwright, Cooperative Terrace, Wooldale. Educated at Holmfirth Day School. Attended Wooldale Wesleyan Church and Sunday School, being a member of the Church choir. Employed by Mr W E Goldthorpe, mill furnisher, of Thongsbridge. Married. Enlisted at the outbreak of the war in the 9th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment as a signaller. Killed in action near Famars, 1.11.1918, aged 26. Buried MAING COMMUNAL CEMETERY EXTENSION. Grave location:- Row C, Grave 5. ROH:- Wooldale War Memorial.

CARTWRIGHT, FRED. Private. No 202823. 1I4th Battalion King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry. Son of Mr and Mrs James Cartwright, Dogley Farm, Kirkburton. Assisted his father on the farm. Married, with two children. Enlisted September, 1916, and embarked for France in January, 1917. Killed in action at Nieuport, 23.7.1917, aged 29 years. Buried RAMS CAPEll ROAD MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave locatior Plot 4, Row D, Grave 5. ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton.
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