Edgerton Cemetery War Memorial

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Details

  • Situated at the bottom entrance to the cemetery on Blacker Road, approximately one mile from Huddersfield town centre and near the Spinks Nest public house.
  • A three-tiered six-sided monument with a tall cross and seven plaques set into a wall behind.

    The periods commemorated are 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.

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Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial
Edgerton War Memorial

Location by map

The marker Google marker represents the location of the war memorial in Edgerton Cemetery.

Inscriptions

The inscription on the main monument reads:

This cross of sacrifice is one in design
and intention with those which have
been set up in France and Belgium and
other places throughout the World
where our dead of the
Great War are laid to rest

Their name liveth for evermore

The inscription on the centre plaque in the wall reads:

To the
honoured memory of
one hundred and
three members of
His Majesty’s Forces
who gave
their lives for
their country
in the Great War
1914 - 1918
Sixteen lie buried in
Lockwood Cemetery
and eighty seven in
this cemetery
but the graves of
these twenty nine
are not marked by
separate headstones

Names and plaques

1914-1918 and 1939-1945
Small left hand side plaque. These soldiers and this airman lie buried in Emmanuel churchyard, Lockwood.


  • Private Harold Haigh
    West Yorkshire Regiment
    30.12.1918  

  • Air Mechanic 2nd Class H.B. Lee
    Royal Air Force
    23.6.1918  

  • Sergeant A.H.H. Bamford
    Pioneer Corps
    7.1.1941  


1914-1918
Large plaque 1.


  • 143880 Staff Sergeant P. Arnold
    Royal Engineers
    29.6.1919  11B 116

  • 12677 Private J.E. Banbury
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    23.6.1917  6684G

  • 267713 Private F. Barraclough
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    28.10.1917  11B 125

  • 52008 Private B. Birrell
    King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry
    22.12.1918  11B 116

  • 3024 Lance Corporal J.T. Bower
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    27.4.1918  11B 116

  • L/32570 Gunner S. Burke
    Royal Field Artillery
    5.6.1916  60 117G

  • 45400 Sergeant C.H. Callaghan
    Royal Field Artillery
    30.12.1917 Age 30 11B 116

  • R/21684 Rifleman J.L. Cockayne
    King's Royal Rifle Corps
    3.9.1916  11B 125


1914-1918
Large plaque 2.


  • 100109 Driver P. Daly
    Royal Field Artillery
    25.3.1916  11B 115

  • 24866 Private T.H. Dobson
    East Yorkshire Regiment
    7.1.1919 Age 34 3B 48

  • 8035 Private W.E. Fowle
    Norfolk Regiment
    5.3.1919 Age 41 11B 116

  • 15/11 Private B.G. Gopsill
    Royal Warwickshire Regiment
    16.12.1916 Age 22 11B 125

  • C/6135 Rifleman P. Hepworth
    King's Royal Rifle Corps
    22.12.1916  3B 57

  • 10425 Private F. Hunt
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    5.1.1917  11B 125

  • 1765 Private L.L. Kenneally
    Royal Army Medical Corps
    4.3.1919 Age 36 17 R 44C


1914-1918
Large plaque 4.


  • 11939 Private A. Kenny
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    13.12.1915  11B 115

  • 91734 Driver W. Le Vasseur
    Royal Field Artillery
    2.11.1917  11B 125

  • 35929 Private R.A. Muirhead
    Highland Light Infantry
    3.1.1919  11B 116

  • 234150 Private R.L. Murray
    2nd Battalion, London Regiment (Royal Fusiliers)
    16.12.1917 Age 20 11B 125

  • 1572 Private F. Parkinson
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    15.5.1916  11B 115

  • 242189 Private T. Payton
    Highland Light Infantry
    5.1.1920  17R 43

  • 44074 Private J. Revell
    Lincolnshire Regiment
    12.6.1918 Age 27 11B 116


1914-1918
Large plaque 5.


  • 2066 Corporal D. Shaw
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    20.12.1915 Age 20 11B 115

  • 490 Private W. Shaw
    2nd Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays)
    6.12.1915  11B 115

  • 129768 Private T. Stanley
    Royal Army Medical Corps
    28.6.1918  11B 116

  • 6570 Driver J. Stephenson
    Royal Field Artillery
    29.5.1921  11B 117

  • 268180 Private W. Thompson
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    18.9.1919  11B 117

  • 140495 Gunner B. Wilson
    Royal Field Artillery
    23.10.1916  11B 125

  • 12416 Private R. Wright
    King's Regiment (Liverpool)
    5.5.1915  11B 115

  • 203657 Private J. Eccles
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    14.3.1918  3B 137


1914-1918
Small right hand side plaque. These soldiers lie buried in Zion Methodist burial ground, Lindley.


  • Private W. Bray
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    31.5.1916  

  • Private B. Brook
    Royal Army Service Corps
    6.12.1919  

  • Corporal N. Dyson
    Royal Field Artillery
    9.12.1918  

  • Private H. Milnes
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    12.9 1920  

  • Private G.H. Moore
    Duke of Wellington's Regiment
    28.6.1916