Second Lieutenant Clifford Holroyd is remembered on the family grave in Ambler Thorn cemetery. He served in the 2nd/6th Battalion, Duke of Wellington’s (West Riding Regiment) and was aged 25 when he was killed in action on 3rd May 1917.
Clifford was born in Halifax and his parents were Edwin Jowett and Martha Holroyd, he had a sister Blanche and a brother Clement, Clifford was the youngest. In 1901 the family lived at Cornwell Street and the census shows that Edwin Jowett was born in Queensbury, Martha was from Thornton and all the children are recorded as born Halifax.
The 1911 census records that Clifford was a student at Borough Road, Training College, Isleworth he was studying to go into the teaching profession.
The family grave shows that Edwin Jowett died in March 1914 at the age of 55, Clement Holroyd died in July 1914 at the age of 27, his mother Martha died less than a year later in May 1915, aged 50. In a little over three years Blanche Holroyd lost all her family, she is shown as receiving Clifford’s effects and is named on his probate receiving a sum of £455.
Clifford Holroyd has no known grave and is remembered on the ARRAS MEMORIAL (Bay 6).