Frank Rushfirth (1883-1915)

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Frank Rushfirth

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

The following extract is from Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922 (2014) by J. Margaret Stansfield:

RUSHFIRTH, FRANK.Private. No 2951. 'A' Company, 1/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Taylor Hill, Huddersfield, 3.12.1883. Son of Joseph and Martha Rushfirth. Lived with his Aunt, Mrs Oates, of Fenton Road, Lockwood. Educated Lockwood National School. Employed as a tailor's fitter by Messrs Denton and Lee, wholesale clothiers, Dundas Street, Huddersfield. Attended Lockwood Church, where he was a member of the choir. Was a well known bass singer and had been a member of the chorus of the Huddersfield Choral and Glee and Madrigal Societies. Had at one time been a member of the Huddersfield Amateur Operatic Society and had sung in the choir of Leeds Musical Society. Was very fond of rugby football. Single. Enlisted 9.9.1914. Killed in action in the trenches near Boesinghe, Belgium, on 19.11.1915, aged 33 years. Buried TALANA FARM CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row G, Grave 5.
ROH:- Emmanuel Church, Lockwood; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

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