Frank Swallow (c.1897-1917)

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:

SWALLOW, FRANK. Private. No 33550. 6th Battalion The Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 31186 11th Reserve Hussars Regiment. Born Thongsbridge. Son of Mr and Mrs Hugh Swallow of Deanhouse, Thongsbridge. Attended Netherthong Wesleyan Church. Employed at Deanhouse Mills. Was a member of the Netherthong boy scouts. Enlisted soon after the outbreak of the war at the age of 17 years and was discharged on account of illness. He enlisted again early in 1915 and was transferred from the Hussars to the Yorkshire Regiment. Killed by a shell on 15.8.1917, aged 20 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated MENIN GATE MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
ROH:- Netherthong and Thongsbridge War Memorial; Netherthong Working Men's Club.

Commonwealth War Graves Commission