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Remembering a KOYLI Soldier 100 Years on

Updated: Apr 28, 2020

Grave of Alfred Wrigley KOYLI

KOYLI soldier Alfred Wrigley from Batley died in Staincliffe Hospital on 1 Jul 1919 after sustaining serious injuries in the great war. A hundreds years to the day Lt Col (Retd) Graham Whitmore, Kev Fawcett, Brian Clayton and Colin Cranswick joined members of Project Bugle at the graveside of Alfred Wrigley, in Batley cemetery, to remember him and lay a wreath.

In an act of remembrance KOYLI Standards from West Leeds and Pontefract were lowered as Last Post was sounded by Kev Fawcett.

Project BUGLE is a five year project – supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund – that aims to remember the thousand men from Batley and Birstall who were lost in The First World War.

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