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Born: 1878, Windhill
Died: 25 May 1917, Sheffield
Buried: Windhill Cemetery
Address: 10 Jennings Street, Windhill
Siblings: Joseph, John, Alfred
Occupation: Platelayer, G.N Railway
Rank: Cpl
Rolls of Honour: Christchurch, Windhill
Regiment: West Yorkshire
Herbert William Daykin
On 1 June 1917, the following piece appeared in the Shipley Times & Express: Full military honours were accorded the late Cpl Herbert William Daykin of 10 Jennings Street, Windhill, whose remains were interred on Saturday afternoon at the Windhill Cemetery. The deceased hero was wounded early last month and passed away at Sheffield hospital.
He was a time-expired soldier, having served in the South African War, and on the outbreak of the present conflict he joined the West Yorks. Previously a platelayer on the G.N. Railway at Windhill, he is survived by a widow and four children. The Rev H A Moreton, curate of the Windhill Parish Church, officiated at the funeral and there was a firing party from the Royal Flying Corps under Sgt North and Cpl Mottershaw
D.C.M. The ‘Last Post’ was sounded at the graveside by First Air Mechanic Dunford. The chief mourners were Mr and Mrs Jim Daykin, Mr and Mrs Fred Daykin, Mrs Booth (Bingley), Mr and Mrs J T Horsfall, Mrs Harry Long, Mrs Harrison, Mrs Slinger, Mrs Joe Daykin, Mrs John Daykin and Mrs J Naylor. The brothers of the deceased are serving with the forces – Sapper Joseph Daykin, Sapper John Daykin, both of whom are in France, and Pte Alfred Daykin, Northumberland Fusiliers, who is at Salonika.
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