Arnold Birks (1890-1915)

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:

BIRKS, ARNOLD. Private. No 2826. 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Holmfirth 9.8.1890. Son of Mr and Mrs William Brown, 10 Yews Hill Road. Educated at Mount Pleasant School, Lockwood. Employed as a pattern maker by Messrs E. M. Browns, East Parade, Huddersfield. Married. At the time of enlistment was living at 2 Thornton Road, Longroyd Bridge. Enlisted in the Territorials at the age of 17 and had completed his five years service. Re-enlisted at the outbreak of war. Killed in action at Pilkem Ridge, near Ypres, 17.8.1915, 25 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- St. Stephen's Church, Rashcliffe; St. Thomas's Church, Longroyd Bridge; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission