Arthur Firth (c.1896-1918)

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:

FIRTH, ARTHUR. Private. No 81306. 18th Battalion Machine Gun Corps. Born Marsden. Only son of Samuel and Louisa Firth, Field House, Marsden. Employed by his father as a painter and decorator. Was a member of the Wesleyan Adult Bible Class and had been assistant secretary to the Sunday School. Was also a member of the Marsden Liberal Club. Enlisted in the R.A.O.C. on 26.10.1915 and embarked for France on Good Friday, 1916. In October, 1916, he returned home and trained for the Infantry, becoming a member of the Machine Gun Corps. He returned to France and was gassed on two occasions. He died from the effects of gas poisoning at No 11 Stationary Hospital, Rouen, 7.9.1918, aged 22 years. Buried St. SEVER CEMETERY EXTENSION, ROUEN. Grave location:- Block R, Plot 2, Row M. Grave 6.
ROH:- Marsden Liberal Club; Marsden War Memorial.

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