Fred Ainley (1894-1916)
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:
- AINLEY, FRED. Private. No 18063. 2nd Battalion Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born 9.8.1894. Son of John and Ellen Ainley, 20 Rose Street, St. Andrew's Road, Huddersfield. Educated at St. Andrew's Church of England School and Rashcliffe Church of England School. Employed as a cloth finisher for Messrs John Lee Walker and Sons, of Deighton. Was a member of the Ramsden Street Men's Own Class. Enlisted January 1916. Killed in action at the Battle of the Somme on 12.10.1916, aged 22 years. Has no known grave. Commemorated on the THIEPVAL MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING.
- Brother of Private WILLIE AINLEY, killed in action, 9.4.1917.
Commonwealth War Graves Commission
- Private FRED AINLEY
- regiment: Duke of Wellington's Regiment (West Riding)
- died: Thursday, October 12, 1916
- record ID: 772862
- Commonwealth War Graves Commission (ID #772862)
- Imperial War Museums: Lives of the First World War (ID #662049)