Frank Fielding (c.1898-1916)

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:

FIELDING, FRANK. Private. No 27115. 16th Battalion (1st Manchester Pals) Manchester Regiment. Born Marsden. Lived at 'The Swan Inn', Marsden. Employed as an assistant in the shop of Mr S. T. Shaw, chemist, Peel Street, Marsden. Enlisted 7.5.1915. Embarked for France 24.12.1915. Killed in action, 1.7.1916, aged 18 years. Buried DANTZIG ALLEY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Vernon Street Cemetery Memorial 25.
His brother, Gilbert Fielding, received the following letter from Captain Wilfrith Elstub (who won the Victoria Cross in March 1918). After expressing his sorrow the Captain goes on to say that Private Fielding was killed in the great battle of July 1st and 2nd, whilst carrying up material for the purpose of consolidating the village of Montauban that they had captured, 'He died instantenously whilst we were going forward. I personally regret his loss immensely as his young and cheerful face often caught my notice as I used to go round the Company. He was a good brave young soldier and he nobly died doing his duty for the old country. Please accept my deepest sympathy.'.
ROH:- Marsden War Memorial.

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