Fred Bamforth (c.1894-1917)

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Fred Bamforth

Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

BAMFORTH, FRED. Private. No 235269. 10th Battalion York and Lancaster Regiment. Formerly No 4970 Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Born Slaithwaite. Son of Mr James Bamforth, Wilberlee, Slaithwaite. Employed as a weaver by Messrs John Crowther and Sons, Milnsbridge. Was a member of the Slaithwaite Cricket and Bowling Club. Was also a keen member of the Slaithwaite Conservative Club. Enlisted March, 1916, into the Duke of Wellington's Regiment. Was posted to the York and Lancaster Regiment as a Lewis gunner and drafted to France in May, 1917. Killed in action, 12.8.1917, aged 23 years. Buried in OOSTTAVERNE WOOD CEMETERY, WYTSCHAETE, BELGIUM. Grave location:- Plot 2, Row B, Grave 6.
ROH:- St. James' Church, Slaithwaite; Slaithwaite War Memorial.

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