Fred Earnshaw (c.1880-1917)

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Huddersfield's Roll of Honour: 1914-1922

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

EARNSHAW, FRED. Private. No 27793. 12th Battalion East Yorkshire Regiment. Formerly No 41425 Durham Light Infantry. Born Holmfirth. Son of John and Sarah Earnshaw of Magnum, Hade Edge, Holmfirth. Attended Magnum Mission Church, where he was a member of the choir. Worked in the quarries of Mr J. Hinchliffe of Dunford Bridge. Enlisted September 1916. Embarked for France February, 1917. Died from gunshot wounds to the abdomen at No 8 Casualty Clearing Station, 6.7.1917, aged 37 years. Buried DUISANS BRITISH CEMETERY. Grave location:- Plot 4, Row O, Grave 9.
The Matron of the Casualty Clearing Station wrote to his parents, telling them that from the first the staff feared that his condition was hopeless. 'He did not suffer much after he came here but he was hardly conscious of what was going on around him. He was too ill to speak much.'
ROH:- Hade Edge War Memorial.

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