Amos Hirst (c.1877-1916)

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, AMOS. Private. No 31711. 13th (1st Barnsley Pals) Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of the late Mr and Mrs James Hirst, Potters, Slaithwaite. Was well known in Slaithwaite amongst the local farmers and cattle dealers, being for many years a right hand man for Mr Levi Tweed, of Scammonden, in the cattle trade. He had also worked as a weaver for Messrs. Crowther, Bruce and Company, of Marsden. Single. Had been in France for two months when he died from shell wounds on 14.11.1916, aged 39 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial; Pole Moor Baptist Church.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission