Private/2nd Lieutenant Harold Cheesborough 15/1075

15/1075 Private/2nd Lieutenant Harold Cheesborough

Born.11/1/1892 Batley, West Yorkshire.
Killed in Action, 4/9/1918 age 26.

Harold Cheesborough was one of 11 children (1 died in infancy) born to William and Elitabeth Cheesbrough of Churwell,Leeds. He was educated at Batley Grammar School, and at the time of his enlistent in early December 1914 was working as a clerk with the local bank.

On enlistment, he was appointed Lance corporal in the signalling Section of 'A' Company under Lt Evelyn Henry Lintott. He served with the Pals in Colsterdale, Egypt and France.

In July 1917, after nearly three years away from home, he was given home leave and whilst on leave, he married his sweetheart Nellie Mitchell in Morley, Leeds.

He was eventually given a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant on the 29th January 1918, with the 52nd Battalion (Training Reserve) West Yorkshire Regiment.

On the 4th September 1918, whilst on attachment to the 10th Battalion of the East Yorkshire Regiment, he was killed in action.

His body is buried in Pont D’Achelles Military Cemetery Nieppe, France.

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