An ongoing project to commemorate and research the lives of those who appear on war memorials and rolls of honour in the local area, who served in the military, or whose deaths were linked to conflict.
Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922
The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:
- HIRST, ALBERT. Private. No 64593. 25th (Tyneside Irish) Battalion Northumberland Fusiliers. Formerly No 43936 The Yorkshire Regiment. Born 86 Back Whitehead Lane, Huddersfield, 1.3.1899. Son of John William and Emma Hirst, 2 Hopkinson's Yard, Lockwood Road, Huddersfield. Educated Rashcliffe Church of England Elementary School. Attended Buxton Road Sunday School. Employed by Mrs T. H. Smith, pork butcher, of Folly Hall, Huddersfield. Single. Enlisted 10.4.1917. Embarked for France three weeks before he died. Died of gas poisoning at 5th General Hospital, Leicester, 13.4.1918, aged 19 years. Buried LOCKWOOD CEMETERY, HUDDERSFIELD. Grave location:- C, 'C', 672.
- ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe.
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