Frank Spivey (c.1891-1918)

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:

SPIVEY, FRANK, MM and Bar. Sergeant. No 268050. 2/5th Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Kirkburton. Fourth son of the late Mr G. H. and Mrs Spivey, Bath Buildings, Kirkburton. Employed by Messrs Singleton and Company, Brookfield Mills, Kirkburton. Awarded the Military Medal for leading his platoon against the enemy in an attack. On the day of his death he was awarded a bar to the medal for great personal gallantry and good leadership during operations, when his platoon was held up by an enemy nest of machine guns. Died of wounds, 15.9.1918, aged 27 years. Buried RUYAULCOURT MILITARY CEMETERY. Grave location:- Row J, Grave 7.
ROH:- All Hallows Parish Church, Kirkburton; Huddersfield Drill Hall.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission