Arnold Birks (1890-1915)
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
- Private ARNOLD BIRKS
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Tuesday, August 17, 1915
- record ID: 927866
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #927866)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #355085)