Frank Thorpe (c.1885-1918)

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:

THORPE, FRANK. Private. No 245441. 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment. Formerly No 205182 West Yorkshire Regiment. Born Huddersfield. Married. Lived 66 Leymoor Road, Golcar. Employed in the finishing department at Messrs C. and J. Hirst and Sons, of Longwood. Attended Golcar Baptist Chapel and was formerly a member of the Reading Room. Enlisted April 1916. Embarked for France in July, 1916. Was transferred to Italy in November, 1916, and returned to France in September, 1918. Was seriously wounded by machine gun fire and died of his wounds on 23.10.1918, aged 33 years. Buried HONNECHY BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 1, Row B, Grave 69/71.
ROH:- Golcar Baptist Church.

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